Failure Detection Initiates Subsequent Vehicle Control Patents (Class 701/29.2)
  • Patent number: 10850742
    Abstract: A safety stoppage device for an autonomous road vehicle having at least one control network and sensor, and an autonomous drive-control unit for processing sensor and communication signals and providing control signals for lateral and longitudinal control. A primary brake-control unit is configured to monitor the longitudinal control signals for faults and, upon determination of a fault, execute a longitudinal control profile, stored independent from the autonomous drive-control unit, to perform braking to a stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: VOLVO CAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonas Nilsson, Mathias Westlund
  • Patent number: 10821881
    Abstract: A method to operate a motor vehicle having a number of wheels is described. The method determines a steering angle for an automotive application. A steering angle ? is estimated using a yaw rate ?, a revolution rate of at least one wheel, a wheelbase L and a characteristic speed of the vehicle vch based on a single-track model. Preferably, the steering angle is calculated using the yaw rate ?, the selected gear i, the wheelbase L, the speed v and the characteristic speed of the vehicle vch according to the formula ?=[?*i*L*(1+v2/vch2)]/v. An application, such as adaptive light control during turns, that requires knowledge of the steering angle of the motor vehicle is carried out based on an estimated steering angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Sebastian Siegling, Sebastian Leitermann
  • Patent number: 10804195
    Abstract: A device that includes a die and a substrate coupled to the die. The substrate includes a dielectric layer and a plurality of embedded interconnects. Each embedded interconnect located through a first planar surface of the substrate such that a first portion of the embedded interconnect is located within the dielectric layer and a second portion of the embedded interconnect is external of the dielectric layer. In some implementations, the substrate includes a core layer. In some implementations, the dielectric layer and the plurality of embedded interconnects may be part of a build up layer of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Kuiwon Kang, Marcus Hsu, Brigham Navaja, Houssam Jomaa
  • Patent number: 10780962
    Abstract: System for emergency ventilation of an underwater environment (dry); the system includes a supply device to supply air; a capsule to be immersed in water to a depth of at least 60 meters; a duct to fluidically connect the power device to the capsule; a duct in order to fluidically connect the capsule to the underwater environment; a duct to fluidically connect the underwater environment to the capsule; a compressor to discharge the gas, arriving in the capsule from the underwater environment, in water at a depth of at least 60 meters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventors: Sergio Cappelletti, Sergio Carlini
  • Patent number: 10737576
    Abstract: A method for a high-voltage energy system of a vehicle wherein a pre-accident error state is determined which shows the current existing error of the high-voltage energy system prior to the time of an accident. Then an accident event is determined. A post-accident error state is determined which shows the current existing error of the high-voltage energy system according to the time of the accident. The high-voltage energy system is deactivated in accordance with the accident, the pre-accident error state, and the post-accident error state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Andreas Ortner, Sebastian Schaab, Heiner Bartoszewski, Erik Hahn
  • Patent number: 10728708
    Abstract: A network system analyzes data samples using embeddings based on, for example, symbolic representations of the data samples or representations in latent dimension space. The network system coordinates providers who provide geographical location-based services to users. The network system may receive data samples from the client device of a provider. For instance, a sensor of the client device captures the data samples during a transportation service along a particular route. To verify that the data samples accurately indicate the location or movement of the provider, the network system can generate a test embedding representing the data samples and compare the test embedding with a reference embedding. The reference embedding is generated based on data samples captured for other similar services, e.g., corresponding to providers who also provided transportation services along the same particular route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Fahrettin Olcay Cirit
  • Patent number: 10711679
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for restricting work produced by combustion in a combustion chamber, wherein an aftertreatment system is arranged for reduction of at least one substance resulting from the combustion, wherein the work produced by the combustion is restricted when there is a malfunction regarding reduction of the at least one substance. The method includes: performing a first evaluation regarding the reduction of the at least one substance, when the first evaluation indicates a malfunction, performing a second evaluation regarding the reduction of the at least one substance, the second evaluation being different from the first evaluation, and restricting work produced by the combustion only when a malfunction regarding reduction of the at least one substance is indicated also by the second evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Scania CV AB
    Inventor: Mikael Lundström
  • Patent number: 10680949
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses are provided herein for time-stamping a Controller Area Network (“CAN”) bus message. Control circuitry (e.g., of a network bridge) may receive a CAN message, and may, in response to receiving the CAN message, generate a time stamp. The control circuitry may add an entry to a lookup table stored in memory, wherein the entry correlates a CAN message Identifier (“ID”) corresponding to the CAN message with the time stamp. The control circuitry may encapsulate the CAN message and the time stamp, and may transmit the CAN message according to the time stamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Marvell Asia Pte, Ltd.
    Inventors: Biing Long Shu, Dehuan Meng, Hugh Walsh, Fei Wu
  • Patent number: 10648889
    Abstract: A method for detecting defeat devices in an engine control unit (ECU) includes storing with a key-data collection unit, a first key-data determined during an environmental test of a vehicle. The key-data collection unit stores a second key-data determined before the environmental test. Wherein, one of the first key-data is determined by the ECU modified by a characteristic only present before the environmental test and the second key-data is determined by the ECU modified by a characteristic only present during the environmental test. An environmental testing device compares the first key-data with the second key-data to detect an anomaly, wherein the anomaly indicates the presence of the defeat device in the ECU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventor: Jan-Peter Schat
  • Patent number: 10613549
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein relate to systems and methods for showing information from a management server on a mobile client device to facilitate the management of industrial vehicles. Embodiments of the system can include a plurality of industrial vehicles communicatively coupled to the management server, and a mobile client device communicatively coupled to the management server. The mobile client device can include a display, a wireless communication circuit, and one or more client processors. Encoded objects, vehicular objects, or combinations thereof can be shown upon the display of the mobile client device to show information from the management server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Crown Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: Kashyap Chandrasekar, Lucas B. Waltz, Lisa Wong
  • Patent number: 10576958
    Abstract: A method for determining a leakage in a hydraulic brake system in a vehicle includes evaluating a suspected leakage in the hydraulic brake system and taking into account an actuation of an automated hand brake during the evaluation of the suspected leakage. The hydraulic brake system has a hydraulic footbrake and the automated hand brake has an electromechanical actuator. The hydraulic footbrake and the automated hand brake are configured to act on the same brake piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Wolff, Dieter Blattert, Edith Mannherz
  • Patent number: 10544743
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for restricting work produced in a combustion chamber, wherein a substance resulting from combustion is reduced by supplying additive comprising a reagent to the exhaust gas stream. The method comprising: determining if a quality of said additive, estimated by means of a first sensor, being subjected to said additive, is below a first quality; determining if signals from a second sensor, being subjected to the exhaust gas stream, indicate insufficient reduction of said at least one substance; determining if a correction of the supply of additive has reached an upper limit; and restricting work produced by combustion only when: said estimated quality of said additive is below said first quality, said correction has reached said upper limit, and said measurement in the exhaust gas stream indicates insufficient reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Scania CV AB
    Inventor: Mikael Lundström
  • Patent number: 10521313
    Abstract: Technical solutions are described for providing a redundant processor. An example processing unit includes a source processor coupled with a system communication bus via a first communication line; a backup processor coupled with the system communication bus via a second communication line; and an inter-microprocessor communication channel for communication between the source processor and the backup processor. The backup processor monitors for a failure of the source processor by monitoring the first communication line for communication messages being transmitted by the source processor. The backup processor determines a failure of the source processor in response to an absence of the communication messages on the first communication line for a predetermined duration. The backup processor, in response to a failure of the source processor, takes over control of communication of the processing unit by sending a status update on the inter-microprocessor communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: STEERING SOLUTIONS IP HOLDING CORPORATION
    Inventor: Vinod Shankar Naganathan
  • Patent number: 10518758
    Abstract: An emergency park brake system of an aircraft may include a user input interface configured to receive actuation input from a user. The emergency park brake system may also include a first displacement sensor and a second displacement sensor that are both coupled to the user input interface. The first displacement sensor may be configured to detect displacement of the user input interface and generate a first status of the user input interface and the second displacement sensor may be configured to also detect displacement of the user input interface and generate a second status of the user input interface. The emergency park brake system may also include a controller having a processor and memory. The controller may be configured to determine an emergency park brake condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric Daniel Cahill, David B. Stein, Paul R. Burte
  • Patent number: 10476500
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide for a system and method for reducing erroneous detection of input command gestures. The method is performed by the system and includes storing a reference time value of when a presence of a human body part is detected by a first sensor and storing a further time value of when a presence of a human body part is detected by a second sensor. The reference time value and further time value are compared to provide a difference value which is used to determine a valid occurrence of an input command gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Jaguar Land Rover Limited
    Inventors: Richard Powell, Urmila Mistry, Laura Millen
  • Patent number: 10435024
    Abstract: A driving support apparatus performing a plurality of driving support includes: a reliability acquiring unit that acquires each reliability of a plurality of detection apparatus, the reliability representing likelihood of a detection result of the detection apparatus; a determination unit that determines whether or not each of the detection apparatus is a high reliability apparatus determined based on a reliability threshold; a correspondence acquiring unit that acquires correspondence information representing a correspondence between combinations of the plurality of detection apparatus including information of whether or not each apparatus is a high reliability apparatus, and types of driving support to be performed; a setting unit that sets a driving support to be performed, based on a result of the determination; an executing unit that executes the driving support to be performed; and an output unit that outputs a command to allow the executing unit to execute the driving support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisaya Akatsuka, Daiji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10341819
    Abstract: A network system analyzes data samples using embeddings based on, for example, symbolic representations of the data samples or representations in latent dimension space. The network system coordinates providers who provide geographical location-based services to users. The network system may receive data samples from the client device of a provider. For instance, a sensor of the client device captures the data samples during a transportation service along a particular route. To verify that the data samples accurately indicate the location or movement of the provider, the network system can generate a test embedding representing the data samples and compare the test embedding with a reference embedding. The reference embedding is generated based on data samples captured for other similar services, e.g., corresponding to providers who also provided transportation services along the same particular route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Fahrettin Olcay Cirit
  • Patent number: 10297092
    Abstract: One example dynamic display system includes: (a) a vehicle including steering, an accelerator, brakes, sensors recording sensor data, a display, a processor, and memory; (b) a display program operatively coupled to the processor and configured to: determine a user hindrance rating based on the sensor data, and select instructions from a pool of instructions based on the hindrance rating and a user-selectable fidelity level, the pool of instructions including visual cues, and audio cues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Mark Schaffer, Kenneth James Miller, Filip Tomik
  • Patent number: 10262474
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for detecting a malfunction of at least one sensor for controlling a restraining device of a vehicle. In this context, in a first step a vehicle state signal representing a vehicle state of the vehicle is read in. In a second step a fault detection function for detecting the malfunction using the vehicle state signal is changed in order to detect the malfunction with a sensitivity level which is dependent on the vehicle state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Nikolaos Gortsas
  • Patent number: 10210677
    Abstract: A method of determining a cause of a performance deficiency of a vehicle may include: Determining whether the vehicle is operating in a defined load condition; comparing an actual vehicle performance parameter with a predetermined baseline performance parameter for the defined load condition; comparing a plurality of key indicator values of the vehicle with a predetermined specification for each of the plurality of key indicator values; concluding that the performance deficiency is the result of a mechanical condition of the vehicle when at least one of the key indicator values is outside of the predetermined specification for a corresponding key indicator value and when the actual vehicle performance parameter is outside of the predetermined baseline performance parameter; and concluding that the performance deficiency is the result of an operational condition when none of the key indicator values is outside of the predetermined specification for the corresponding key indicator value and when the actual vehi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Freeport-McMoRan Inc.
    Inventors: Mary Amelia Walker, Robert Catron, D. Bradley Brown
  • Patent number: 10201868
    Abstract: A motion detection system having detection circuitry, motion recognition circuitry, and communication circuitry is provided. The detection circuitry is configured to detect gestures or motions of a welding system operator. In some embodiments, the detection circuitry is configured to detect gestures or motions of a welding operator via an accessory device, where the accessory device is in wireless communication with the motion detection system. The motion recognition circuitry receives the detected gestures or motions, and translates the detected gestures or motions into a welding command. The welding command is communicated to a welding system via the communications circuitry, and is configured to adjust an operating parameter of the welding system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Jason Dunahoo, Seth Michael Gregory
  • Patent number: 10204461
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for detecting faults in a sensor and reconstructing an output signal without use of the faulty sensor. In one embodiment, a method includes: receiving, by a processor, sensor data indicating a measured value from a first sensor; receiving, by a processor, sensor data indicating measured values from a plurality of other sensors; computing, by a processor, virtual values based on a vehicle model and the sensor data from the plurality of other sensors; computing, by a processor, a residual difference between the measured value from the first sensor and the virtual values; detecting, by a processor, whether a fault exists in the first sensor based on the residual difference; and when a fault in the sensor is detected, generating, by a processor, a control value based on the virtual values instead of the measured value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignees: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC, UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO
    Inventors: Shih-Ken Chen, Nikolai K. Moshchuk, Bakhtiar B. Litkouhi, Reza Zarringhalam, Amir Khajepour, William Melek
  • Patent number: 10183678
    Abstract: A device, a sensor arrangement, a system and a method are provided for checking the plausibility of sensor data. The plausibility of the results of processing of sensor data is checked with an independent module by an alternative verification method at each stage, and quality indicators are calculated for the reliability of the calculated data from this plausibility check, which can be taken into account during further processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Coni Temic microelectronic GmbH
    Inventors: Wladimir Klein, Urban Meis
  • Patent number: 10137781
    Abstract: An input device includes: an operation surface, on which an operation body performs an input; a distance acquisition unit acquiring a distance between the operation surface and the operation body; an operation region setting unit setting a first operation region, in which the distance is less than a threshold value, and a second operation region, in which the distance is equal to or greater than the threshold value; a display screen switching unit detecting a moving operation of the operation body, and switching the display screen; a prohibition state setting unit setting a prohibition state that the display screen is not switched by the moving operation in the second operation region; a signal determination unit determining whether a signal from a switching operation unit is a prohibition state cancellation signal; and a prohibition state cancellation unit cancelling the prohibition state in case of the prohibition state cancellation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeaki Nishihashi, Takeyuki Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 10137999
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for detecting airflow control surface skew conditions are disclosed herein. An example apparatus includes an aircraft wing, a support linkage, and a flap coupled to the aircraft wing via the support linkage. The example apparatus includes a sensor coupled to the flap at a location proximate to the support linkage. The sensor is configured to generate vibration data for the location. The example apparatus includes a detector communicatively coupled to the sensor. The detector is to detect a skew condition of the flap based on the vibration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Harvey C. Nelson, Christopher E. Plass
  • Patent number: 10131363
    Abstract: A vehicle includes: a motor, sensors, steering, a suspension, a terrain mode switch, processor(s) configured to: implement a selected terrain mode by tuning at least one of the motor, steering, and suspension; record selected terrain modes; compute a confidence factor based on the recorded selections; determine a road condition based on the sensors; display guidance based on the confidence factor and the road condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Mark Schaffer, Kenneth James Miller
  • Patent number: 10124783
    Abstract: A method for detecting the location of and isolating a leak in a braking system by simultaneously controlling a direct apply subsystem (DAS) and an isolated apply subsystem (IAS) to enable fluid communication between the IAS and the first circuit; to block fluid communication of the DAS with the first circuit; to enable fluid communication of the DAS with the second circuit; and to block fluid communication of the IAS with the second circuit. A sensed travel of an isolated apply component and a sensed fluid pressure developed by the IAS may be used to determine if the leak is present in the first circuit, while simultaneously using the sensed travel of a direct apply component of the DAS, and a sensed fluid pressure developed by the DAS, to determine if the leak is present in the second circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: VEONEER NISSIN BRAKE SYSTEMS JAPAN CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Arnold H. Spieker
  • Patent number: 10111043
    Abstract: A network system analyzes data samples using embeddings based on, for example, symbolic representations of the data samples or representations in latent dimension space. The network system coordinates providers who provide geographical location-based services to users. The network system may receive data samples from the client device of a provider. For instance, a sensor of the client device captures the data samples during a transportation service along a particular route. To verify that the data samples accurately indicate the location or movement of the provider, the network system can generate a test embedding representing the data samples and compare the test embedding with a reference embedding. The reference embedding is generated based on data samples captured for other similar services, e.g., corresponding to providers who also provided transportation services along the same particular route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Fahrettin Olcay Cirit
  • Patent number: 10103938
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for operating local area network (LAN) switches in a vehicle. A system includes a plurality of sensors, a mode determination module, and a LAN switch. The sensors are configured to generate a plurality of data streams. The mode determination module is configured for determining a current driving mode of the vehicle. The LAN switch is configured for selectively transmitting and selectively inhibiting each of the plurality of data streams based on the current driving mode of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Soheil Samii
  • Patent number: 10070202
    Abstract: Electromechanical adapter having at least one controller, wherein the adapter comprises at least a first interface for communication with at least one monitoring unit at the battery, a second interface for communication with a monitoring unit that is superordinate to the monitoring unit at the battery, and a third interface for the connection of at least one sensor and/or actuator, wherein the controller converts signals between the first and second interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Schaedlich, Jochen Weber, Chrysanthos Tzivanopoulos, Sven Bergmann
  • Patent number: 10066566
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and to a device, in particular a control and evaluating unit, for operating a particle sensor (20) for determining a particle content in a gas flow, wherein the particle sensor (20) has, on the surface of the particle sensor, a sensor structure for determining a soot load and at least one heating element (26) separated from the sensor structure by an insulating layer, by means of which at least one heating element the particle sensor (20) can be heated up in a regeneration phase and in the process a soot load on the particle sensor (20) can be removed, and by means of the heating element (26) a heating phase can be performed at least at times before the regeneration phase, wherein in said heating phase a temperature that is significantly lower than the regeneration temperature is set, wherein short-term temperature drops as a result of wetting with water can be detected by means of a temperature sensor (27) integrated in the particle sensor (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Knuebel, Enno Baars, Michael Bessen
  • Patent number: 10026239
    Abstract: An apparatus for failure diagnosis and calibration of sensors for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) includes a measuring unit including two or more sensors mounted in a vehicle a storage for storing characteristic data of each of the two or more sensors, and a processor for selecting one of the two or more sensors as a reference sensor and for determining whether or not a failure of the other sensor to be diagnosed is detected and whether calibration thereof is required, on the basis of error covariance information of the reference sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Jun Soo Kim, Min Wook Seo, Joo Woong Yang, Sung Yun Kim, Dong Hun Yang, Bong Chul Ko, Gil Won Seo
  • Patent number: 10011165
    Abstract: A first vehicle instructs a second vehicle to move a grill shutter to a specified position. An image of the grill shutter is captured. Whether the grill shutter is in the specified position is determined based at least in part on the image. The second vehicle is messaged indicating a malfunction when the grill shutter is not in the specified position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Aed M. Dudar
  • Patent number: 9933515
    Abstract: Systems and methods for calibrating sensors for an autonomous vehicle are disclosed. A calibration guide disposed on the vehicle can indicate to a user the correct location for a calibration object to be placed for a calibration procedure. In one implementation, a laser guide can project an image indicating the correct location and orientation for the calibration object. In another implementation, an extendible arm disposed on the vehicle can suspend the calibration object at the correct location and orientation. In another implementation, an autonomous robot carrying the calibration object can autonomously bring the calibration object to the correct location. The calibration guide can be unobtrusively stored within the vehicle when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Danil V. Prokhorov
  • Patent number: 9917725
    Abstract: Network node modules within a vehicle are arranged to form a reconfigurable automotive neural network. Each network node module includes one or more subsystems for performing one or more operations and a local processing module for communicating with the one or more subsystems. A management system enables traffic from the one or more subsystems of a particular network node module to be re-routed to an external processing module upon failure of the local processing module of that particular network node module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERAL IP (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD
    Inventors: Wael William Diab, Mehmet V. Tazebay
  • Patent number: 9865100
    Abstract: A failure detection apparatus and method of the MDPS may include a configuration that determines a failure of the MDPS in accordance with a vehicle speed, a steering torque, steering angle, a motor torque, and an estimated yaw rate, and when it is determined that the MDPS breaks down, additionally determines the type of failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Yoon Kab Noh, Jong Ho Lee, Yang Soo Noh, Min Woo Han
  • Patent number: 9802606
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, driveline oscillations are reduced during engine air-fuel ratio modulation. The driveline oscillations may be reduced via adjusting torque of a motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dennis Craig Reed, Robert Wright, Daniel Colvin, Jeffrey Allen Doering
  • Patent number: 9778981
    Abstract: A microcontroller includes a nonvolatile memory. The microcontroller executes an ECC error detection to detect an ECC error during a main process, which accesses the nonvolatile memory, and an interrupt process when the ECC error occurs. The interrupt process executes a change process that specifies an instruction causing the ECC error, which is detected by the ECC error detection, and changes a program counter to skip the specified instruction and to execute a next instruction. The microcontroller executes an abnormality value storage process that stores an abnormality value in a storage destination of a read value, and the read value is read in the main process after the change process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hironori Shirai, Takaomi Kajikawa
  • Patent number: 9720411
    Abstract: A computer in a vehicle is configured to operate the vehicle in at least one of an autonomous and a semi-autonomous mode. The computer is further configured to detect at least one condition of a roadway being traveled by the vehicle, the condition comprising at least one of a restricted lane, a restricted zone, a construction zone, and accident area, an incline, a hazardous road surface. The computer is further configured to determine at least one autonomous action based on the condition, the at least one autonomous action including at least one of altering a speed of the vehicle, controlling vehicle steering, controlling vehicle lighting, transitioning the vehicle to manual control, and controlling a distance of the vehicle from an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Dale Scott Crombez, Thomas Edward Pilutti, Matt Y. Rupp, Roger Arnold Trombley, Andrew Waldis, Peter Francis Worrel, Wilford Trent Yopp
  • Patent number: 9686126
    Abstract: Network node modules within a vehicle are arranged to form a reconfigurable automotive neural network. Each network node module includes one or more subsystems for performing one or more operations and a local processing module for communicating with the one or more subsystems. A management system enables traffic from the one or more subsystems of a particular network node module to be re-routed to an external processing module upon failure of the local processing module of that particular network node module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd
    Inventors: Wael William Diab, Mehmet V. Tazebay
  • Patent number: 9664208
    Abstract: An engine control system for a construction machine is disclosed, which can compulsorily stop engine driving when an attachment or the like malfunctions against an operator's intention during the operation of an excavator or the like. The engine control system includes a first step of determining whether pilot signal pressure, which is detected when at least one of an operation lever and a traveling pedal for respectively operating an attachment, a swing device, and a traveling device is operated, exceeds a first set pressure, and a second step of determining whether the pressure on the outlet side of a main hydraulic pump exceeds a second set pressure, wherein if the pilot signal pressure detected in the first step does not exceed the first pressure and the pressure of the main hydraulic pump detected in the second step exceeds the second pressure, engine driving is compulsorily stopped by means of a control signal from the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: VOLVO CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT AB
    Inventors: Seong-Geun Yun, Sung-Bok Park, Se-Rib Jee
  • Patent number: 9634884
    Abstract: An apparatus monitors a communication system including at least one communication device. The monitoring apparatus includes a memory, a processor. A second virtual system is generated by changing a first virtual system determined according to a combination of an arrangement of a plurality of virtual machines arranged in the at least one communication device, and a communication path between the plurality of virtual machines. The memory stores system information that represents an arrangement and a communication path of virtual machines used in the second virtual system. The processor receives the fault information that reports an occurrence of a fault. The processor identifies the fault information as being generated in the virtual machine within the first virtual system when a specified fault detected in a case where the fault information is transmitted from any of the virtual machines within the second virtual system represented by the system information is not detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kinji Kawaguchi, Masahiko Ohashi, Natsuko Arai, Mitsuhiko Miwa
  • Patent number: 9530255
    Abstract: A system and method for sending and receiving messages from an electronic control unit of a vehicle to determine if the vehicle is safe includes a processor, a display and a port. The port and display are in communication with the processor. The port is configured to communicate with the electronic control unit of the vehicle. The processor is configured to receive information from the electronic control unit of the vehicle. The information includes processing of at least one trouble code or other data from at least one subsystem of the vehicle. The processor is further configured to determine and display on the display device a safety state of the vehicle based on the received trouble codes or data from the subsystem of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: DREW TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Drew, Brian Herron, Ghassan Nassar, Thomas Fournier
  • Patent number: 9523582
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein relate to systems and methods for presenting information from a management server on a mobile client device to facilitate the management of industrial vehicles. Embodiments of the system can include a plurality of industrial vehicles communicatively coupled to the management server, and a mobile client device communicatively coupled to the management server. The mobile client device can include a display, a wireless communication circuit, and one or more client processors. Encoded objects, vehicular objects, or combinations thereof can be presented upon the display of the mobile client device to present information from the management server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Crown Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: Kashyap Chandrasekar, Lucas B. Waltz, Lisa Wong
  • Patent number: 9482220
    Abstract: Example devices, systems, and methods disclosed herein relate to controlling operation of a fire pump or jockey pump of a fire pump system. An example fire pump control system may comprise a jockey pump controller configured to control operation of a jockey pump and a fire pump controller configured to control operation of a fire pump. The jockey pump controller may be configured to determine a first pressure value based on an output of a jockey pump pressure sensor. The fire pump controller may be configured to receive the first pressure value from the jockey pump controller. The fire pump controller may also be configured to determine a second pressure value based on an output of a fire pump pressure sensor and select a predetermined action based on a comparison of the first pressure value and the second pressure value. Additional example devices, systems, and methods are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: ASCO Power Technologies, L.P.
    Inventor: Douglas A. Stephens
  • Patent number: 9418493
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a stream of sensor data regarding operating conditions of a vehicle, and processing first and second data sets of the stream of sensor data in time and frequency domains. The method also includes identifying differences within and between processing results from processing the first and second data sets, and determining that at least one difference in the identified differences is greater than or equal to one or more predefined thresholds. Further, the method includes, based on determining the at least one difference in the identified differences being greater than or equal to the one or more predefined thresholds, recording one or more processing results corresponding to the identified at least one difference in a data index map (DIM), and analyzing contents of the DIM to evaluate operating conditions of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Jian Dong
  • Patent number: 9315188
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, driveline oscillations are reduced during engine air-fuel ratio modulation. The driveline oscillations may be reduced via adjusting torque of a motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dennis Craig Reed, Robert Wright, Daniel Colvin, Jeffrey Allen Doering
  • Patent number: 9279744
    Abstract: Any one of ECUs that are operating detects a present power supply voltage repeatedly. When the voltage detected at the present time is changed from the voltage detected at the previous time, a difference is calculated as a variation value and the repeatedly calculated variation values are integrated to provide a voltage variation integrated value. When the variation of the power supply voltage of an ECU becomes great relatively due to a loose connection in a power supply line, the calculated voltage variation integrated value becomes greater than those of the other ECUs. In addition, when a defect arises in a common power supply source, the voltage variation integrated value increases in all the ECUs. Therefore, each integrated value of the variation values of the power supply voltage in each of the ECUs enables an anomaly diagnosis of an occurrence point of the defect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Motohiro Yasue
  • Patent number: 9200573
    Abstract: A rotation angle sensor detects a rotation angle of a pedal by its first Hall IC and second Hall IC, which are disposed between two magnets and output voltages varying with magnetic flux changes. When the rotation angle of the pedal is an accelerator full-closure rotation angle or more, the first Hall IC generates a first voltage V1, which is twice as large as a second voltage V2 of the second Hall IC. When the rotation angle is less than 0°, the first Hall IC fixes the first voltage irrespective of the rotation angle. An ECU determines that the rotation angle is abnormal indicating that the pedal rotates in an accelerator closing direction beyond an accelerator full-closure position, when an output difference G1 calculated as G1=V1/2?V2 is more than a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidekazu Watanabe, Masahiro Makino, Takehiro Saito
  • Patent number: 9202381
    Abstract: The general field of the invention is that of methods of graphic representation, modification and validation of an aeronautical flight plan for an aircraft avionics system. The system comprises means for computing and generating said flight plan, a task management system, a visualization device displaying a graphic representation of said flight plan and a man-machine interface suitable for making selections, modifications or additions to the information contained in said graphic representation, said selections, modifications and additions being taken into account by the task management system, said graphic representation containing a timeline on which feature at least the various phases of the flight plan and the information corresponding to said phases. The method according to the invention contains a step of displaying at least one item of information depending on several parameters and the graphic representation of which depends on the level of available information about said parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Bruno Aymeric, Cécile Andre, Yannick Le Roux, François Michel