Relative Location Patents (Class 701/300)
  • Patent number: 11904685
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods avoiding collisions by monitoring the presence and alertness of a person in a vehicle. The alertness of that person may be monitored by identifying actions performed by that person when an automated driving assistant is used in a vehicle. Systems and method consistent with the present disclosure may monitor the alertness of a person that is located in a driving position of a vehicle according to criteria associated with particular individuals or with criteria associated with specific protocols. When a system or method consistent with the present disclosure identifies that a person is not alert, a corrective action may be initiated that reduces likelihood of a collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: SPEEDGAUGE, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Hubbard, Christopher A. Kantarjiev
  • Patent number: 11886968
    Abstract: A method for calculating a time to contact of an autonomous vehicle, the method comprising: obtaining a plurality of event data an image, wherein the event data is associated with a pixel associated with a change in light intensity; determining a reference signal frequency associated with a transmitted light; identifying a select event data from the plurality of event data, wherein the light frequency associated with the select event data is substantially the same as the reference signal frequency; determining an object based on the select event data, wherein the object is fully enclosed by a bounding box comprising coordinates of a rectangular border; calculating a distance between a set of coordinates of the bounding box closest to the autonomous vehicle and the autonomous vehicle; and calculating the time to contact between the set of coordinates of the bounding box and the autonomous vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Leobardo Emmanuel Campos Macias, Rafael de la Guardia Gonzalez, Anthony Kyung Guzman Leguel, David Gomez Gutierrez, Jose Ignacio Parra Vilchis
  • Patent number: 11879964
    Abstract: A system and a method for tracking an expanded state of an object including a kinematic state indicative of a position of the object and an extended state indicative of one or combination of a dimension and an orientation of the object is provided herein. The system comprises at least one sensor configured to probe a scene including a moving object with one or multiple signal transmissions to produce one or multiple measurements of the object per the transmission, and a processor configured to execute a probabilistic filter tracking a joint probability of the expanded state of the object estimated by a motion model of the object and a measurement model of the object, wherein the measurement model includes a center-truncated distribution having predetermined truncation intervals. The system further comprises an output interface configured to output the expanded state of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Pu Wang, Karl Berntorp, Yuxuan Xia, Hassan Mansour, Petros Boufounos, Philip Orlik
  • Patent number: 11880210
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of swarm intelligence and provides a multi-intelligent-agent cooperated transportation method and system as well as a computer readable storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: SHENZHEN TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tao Cheng, Xinjia Yu
  • Patent number: 11874670
    Abstract: Techniques disclosed provide for enhanced V2X communications by defining information Elements (IE) for V2X messaging between V2X entities. For a transmitting vehicle that sends a V2X message to a receiving vehicle, these IEs are indicative of a detected vehicle model type detected by the transmitting vehicle of a detected vehicle; a pitch rate of the transmitting vehicle, a detected vehicle, or a detected object; a roll rate of the transmitting vehicle, a detected vehicle, or a detected object; a yaw rate of a detected vehicle, or a detected object; a pitch rate confidence; a roll rate confidence; an indication of whether a rear brake light of a detected vehicle is on; or an indication of whether a turning signal of a detected vehicle is on; or any combination thereof. With this information, the receiving vehicle is able to make more intelligent maneuvers than otherwise available through traditional V2X messaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Dan Vassilovski, Hong Cheng, Zhibin Wu, Shailesh Patil, Richard Hovey, Ahmed Kamel Sadek
  • Patent number: 11843865
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for generating a panoramic surround view image of a vehicle, comprising: acquiring actual original images of external environment of a first part and a second part of the vehicle hinged to each other; processing the actual original images to obtain respective actual independent surround view images of the first part and the second part; obtaining coordinates of respective hinge points of the first part and the second part; determining matched feature point pairs in the actual independent surround view images of the first part and the second pan; calculating a distance between two points in each matched feature point pair accordingly, and taking matched feature point pairs with the distance less than a preset first threshold as a successfully matched feature point pairs; and taking a rotation angle corresponding to the maximum number of the successfully matched feature point pairs as a candidate rotation angle of the first part relative to the second part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: CHANGSHA INTELLIGENT DRIVING INSTITUTE CORP., LTD
    Inventors: Rongdong Hu, Bo Wan, Meihua Peng, Kaibin Yang, Sijuan Wang
  • Patent number: 11837092
    Abstract: A driving assistance apparatus in a vehicle, the driving assistance apparatus comprising an acquisition unit configured to acquire a location coordinate of a self-vehicle at a predetermined period of time, a specification unit configured, based on a plurality of the location coordinates acquired continuously by the acquisition unit, to specify a curved region of a road, and a registration unit configured to register the curved region specified by the specification unit in a database predetermined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi Chiba
  • Patent number: 11836979
    Abstract: A method and system of deploying, creating and certifying the “virtual presence” of a user at a location other than the actual location of the user that verifiably associates a power of attorney or agency contract and a “representing entity” to (1) establish the authority of a “representing entity” to act as if the user were physically present at the remote location, and (2) submit the “representing entity” to the jurisdiction of the remote location, even though the user is at a different location and only virtually “present” at the remote location. The representing entity could be an animate object or device located at the remote location, such as a robot, drone, or vehicle, or a “presence” that only exists electronically, commonly referred to as an “avatar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: ARKNET INC.
    Inventors: Jon N. Leonard, David LaMountain
  • Patent number: 11831999
    Abstract: Provided imaging control apparatus effectively avoid image capturing competition in a scene in which a large number of infrared cameras capture images. The imaging control apparatus includes an image acquisition unit that acquires an infrared image generated by an infrared camera imaging reflected light of emitted infrared rays; and a control unit that controls a setting for the generation of the infrared image on the basis of a control parameter transmitted to another apparatus or received from another apparatus via a communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuro Kawai, Masatoshi Yokokawa, Toshiyuki Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11821168
    Abstract: A control device for a loading machine includes a measurement data acquisition unit that acquires measurement data of a measurement device mounted on the loading machine that includes working equipment, a target calculation unit that extracts, from the measurement data, loading target data being measurement data on a loading target on which excavated material excavated by the working equipment is loaded and calculates, based on the loading target data, height data indicating a height of an upper end portion of the loading target and distance data indicating a distance from the loading machine to the loading target, and a working equipment control unit that controls the working equipment based on the height data and the distance data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Komatsu Ltd.
    Inventors: Yohei Seki, Masataka Ozaki
  • Patent number: 11807228
    Abstract: A driving support system executes a risk avoidance control for reducing a risk of collision with an object in front of a vehicle. A risk potential field represents a risk value as a function of position. An obstacle potential field is a risk potential field in which the risk value is maximum at a position of the object and decreases as a distance from the object increases. A vehicle center potential field is the risk potential field in which a valley of the risk value extends in a lane longitudinal direction from a position of the vehicle. A first risk potential field is the sum of the vehicle center potential field and the obstacle potential field. The driving support system executes a steering control such that the vehicle follows the first valley of the risk value represented by the first risk potential field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shintaro Inoue, Kazuyuki Fujita, Minami Sato
  • Patent number: 11807268
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling an autonomous vehicle are described. A trajectory planner module provides a first trajectory to a trajectory control module. The trajectory control module determines parameters of the first trajectory. The trajectory control module compares the parameters to a respective threshold value. The trajectory control module obtains one or more alternative trajectories, determines parameters of each alternative trajectory, and compares the parameters of the alternative trajectory to a respective threshold value. The trajectory control module selects a trajectory for controlling the autonomous vehicle that has parameters which are within a range defined by the threshold values and controls the autonomous vehicle based on the selected trajectory. Thus, before handing back control to a driver, the trajectory control module selects from alternate trajectories for controlling the autonomous vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Sami Ahmed, Kevin A. O'Dea, Audrey D. Porter, Bakhtiar B. Litkouhi, Nikolai K. Moshchuk, Kausalya Singuru
  • Patent number: 11808858
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media for constructing and utilizing vehicle field-of-view (FOV) information. The FOV information can be utilized in connection with vehicle localization such as localization of an autonomous vehicle (AV), sensor data fusion, or the like. A customized computing machine can be provided that is configured to construct and utilize the FOV information. The customized computing machine can utilize the FOV information, and more specifically, FOV semantics data included therein to manage various data and execution patterns relating to processing performed in connection with operation of an AV such as, for example, data prefetch operations, reordering of sensor data input streams, and allocation of data processing among multiple processing cores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Pony AI Inc.
    Inventors: Pingfan Meng, Yubo Zhang, Wei-Yang Chiu, Stephen Lee
  • Patent number: 11810369
    Abstract: A self-position estimation device equipped to a vehicle: captures an image of a periphery of the vehicle; detects a state quantity of the vehicle; acquires position information indicating a position of the vehicle from a satellite system; stores map data that defines a map in which a road is expressed by a link and a node; estimate a self-position of the vehicle on the map, as an estimation position, based on the captured image, the state quantity, the position information, and the map data, respectively; recognizes a road section in which a lane quantity increases or decreases based on the captured image; and sets a weighting of the estimation position of the vehicle estimated based on the map data relatively smaller in response to a recognition of the road section in which the lane quantity increases or decreases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignees: SOKEN, INC., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunya Kumano, Takeshi Shikimachi
  • Patent number: 11798424
    Abstract: An aviation radio frequency database and radio frequency control system to automate the retrieval of radio frequencies and tuning of an aircraft radio includes a portable electronic device intended to relieve pilots of retrieving radio frequencies manually from maps, notes and directories eliminates the manual switching of frequencies on radios and other electronic devices replacing these procedures with a direct wireless link from a controlling device to the radio or other electronic device. The application of the invention is not limited to aviation but can be utilized in any utility scenario where operation calls for parameter changes, the object is conserving time and human effort, and raising standards of accuracy and system integrity. Remote control of onboard radio and other controllable electronics is achieved both by delivery of control codes and by use of a voice-to-text application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Inventor: Richard Herbst
  • Patent number: 11787052
    Abstract: Techniques and systems are disclosed for using swept volume profile data cached in association with a PRM to improve various aspects of motion planning for a robot. In some implementations, a first probabilistic road map representing possible paths to be travelled by a robot within a physical area is generated. An initial path for the robot within the first probabilistic road map is determined. Data indicating a second probabilistic road map representing a path to be travelled by a movable object within the physical area is obtained. A potential obstruction associated with one or more edges included in the subset of edges is detected. An adjusted path for the robot within the first probabilistic road map is then determined based on the potential obstruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Intrinsic Innovation LLC
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Dupuis, Keegan Go, Michael Hemmer
  • Patent number: 11763251
    Abstract: An online concierge system receives an order from a customer. The online concierge system transmits a notification to the customer's client device indicating that the order is ready for pick up and receives location data from the customer's client device as the customer travels to a pickup location. In response to the online concierge system receiving a first indication that the customer has entered an outer geofence, the online concierge system transmits a second notification to a runner's client device that the customer is in transit. In response to the online concierge system receiving a second indication that the customer has entered an inner geofence, the online concierge system starts a timer. When the online system receives a confirmation that the order has been picked up by the customer, it stops the timer and computes a wait time for pick up of the order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Maplebear, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Hsiao, Jason Scott, Michael Jablonski, Nima Zahedi
  • Patent number: 11756048
    Abstract: Systems, computer program products, and methods are described herein for centralized resource transformation engine within a technical environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mansoor Zafar, Jitendra Bhimavarapu, Saurabh Khanna, Matthias von Rueden
  • Patent number: 11747449
    Abstract: Described are a mechanical scanning unit (32) of an optical transmission and receiving device of an optical detection apparatus of a vehicle, an optical transmission and receiving device, an optical detection apparatus, a driver assistance device and a vehicle. The scanning unit (32) comprises at least one first beam influencing device (42) for deflecting at least one light beam (38), which has been radiated into the scanning unit (32), in a first direction (y) and at least one second beam influencing device (44) for changing a beam propagation of the at least one light beam (38) in a second direction (z). The at least one second beam influencing device (44) is arranged in the beam path of the at least one light beam (38) downstream of the at least one first beam influencing device (42). The first direction (y) and the second direction (z) extend perpendicularly or at an angle with respect to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Valeo Schalter und Sensoren GmbH
    Inventors: Lin Lin, Peter Horvath, Thomas Schuler, Ho Hoai Duc Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11741077
    Abstract: A data collector collects device data obtained from a device that is placed, for example, at a home, a workplace or the like. A distribution data generator adds ancillary information (for example, a time, a unit, precision, a resolution, a content of processing, a manufacturer, a model number or the like) to the device data collected by the data collector, thereby generating distribution data. A data provider provides, to an outside, (for example, to a data usage server), the distribution data generated by the distribution data generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroaki Endo
  • Patent number: 11738761
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method for monitoring driving behavior risk degree, including: acquiring first vehicle size information of a first vehicle, second vehicle size information of a second vehicle, vehicle driving information and vehicle driving environment information; determining the number of overlapping regions of the first vehicle and the second vehicle based on the first vehicle size information, the second vehicle size information and the vehicle driving information; and determining risk degree information of driving behavior based on the number of overlapping regions, the vehicle driving information and the vehicle driving environment information. This method may be applied in multiple scenarios, and facilitates drivers or passengers in avoiding them from traffic collision incidents, so that the safeties of the drivers and the passengers is greatly improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Shenzhen University
    Inventors: Guofa Li, Yifan Yang, Shenglong Li, Weijian Lai, Yaoyu Chen
  • Patent number: 11718322
    Abstract: A method for risk based processing, the method may include detecting, based on first sensed information sensed at a first period, a suspected risk within an environment of a vehicle; selecting, from reference information, a situation related subset of the reference information, wherein the situation related subset of the reference information is related to the situation; selecting, from reference information, a suspected risk related subset reference information, wherein the potential risk related subset of the reference information is related to the potential risk; and determining whether the suspected risk is an actual risk, based at least on part on the suspected risk related subset reference information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: AUTOBRAINS TECHNOLOGIES LTD
    Inventors: Igal Raichelgauz, Karina Odinaev
  • Patent number: 11702070
    Abstract: Autonomous vehicle operation with explicit occlusion reasoning may include traversing, by a vehicle, a vehicle transporation network. Traversing the vehicle transportation network can include receiving, from a sensor of the vehicle, sensor data for a portion of a vehicle operational environment, determining, using the sensor data, a visibility grid comprising coordinates forming an unobserved region within a defined distance from the vehicle, computing a probability of a presence of an external object within the unobserved region by comparing the visibility grid to a map (e.g., a high-definition map), and traversing a portion of the vehicle transportation network using the probability. An apparatus and a vehicle are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignees: Nissan North America, Inc., The University of Massachusetts, Renault S.A.S.
    Inventors: Kyle Hollins Wray, Stefan Witwicki, Shlomo Zilberstein
  • Patent number: 11661054
    Abstract: The control device for forward collision avoidance in a vehicle includes a forward object determination unit configured to recognize an object in front of the vehicle and to determine an attribute of the recognized object, a gear position detection unit configured to detect a gear position of the vehicle, and a forward collision-avoidance assist (FCA) control unit configured to finally determine the attribute of the object determined by the forward object determination unit according to the gear position input from the gear position detection unit and to set an FCA control range based on the finally determined object attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tae Keun Choi
  • Patent number: 11657709
    Abstract: A safety confirmation support system includes: a moving object detector which detects a moving object in each of detection regions set around the vehicle; display units each associated with a different one of the detection regions; a line-of-sight detector which detects a line of sight of the driver; and a display controller which controls the display units based on detection results from the moving object detector and the line-of-sight detector. When the moving object is detected in a specified detection region, the display controller (i) displays moving object information on a specified display unit associated with the specified detection region when the line of sight is away from the specified detection region, and (ii) stops display of the moving object information on the specified display unit when the line of sight is towards the specified detection region while the moving object information is displayed on the specified display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masakazu Nakazawa, Kyoko Ueda, Nobutaka Kitajima, Mutsumi Kawagoe, Tadashi Yoshida, Yasuhiro Ito, Kenji Oga
  • Patent number: 11651516
    Abstract: Triangulation is applied, by a method and a device, to determine a scene point location in a global coordinate system, GCS, based on location coordinates for observed image points in plural views of a scene, and global-local transformation matrices for the views. The local coordinates are given in local coordinate systems, LCSs, arranged to define distance coordinate axes that are perpendicular to image planes of the views. The scene point location is determined by minimizing a plurality of differences between first and second estimates of the scene point location in the LCSs, the first estimates being given by linear scaling of the location coordinates, and the second estimate being given by operating the transformation matrices on the scene point location. An improved robustness to observation errors is achieved by defining the plurality of differences to penalize differences that includes the linear scaling as applied along the distance coordinate axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventor: Sangxia Huang
  • Patent number: 11644579
    Abstract: A probabilistic system for tracking a state of a vehicle using unsynchronized cooperation of information includes a probabilistic multi-head measurement model relating incoming measurements with the state of the vehicle. The first head of the model relates measurements of the satellite signals subject to measurement noise with a belief on the state of the vehicle, and a second head relates an estimation of the state of the vehicle subject to estimation noise with the belief on the state of the vehicle. A probabilistic filter of the system updates recursively the belief on the state of the vehicle based on the multi-head measurement model accepting one or a combination of the measurements of the satellite signals subject to the measurement noise and the estimation of the state of the vehicle subject to the estimation noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Berntorp, Marcus Greiff, Stefano Di Cairano, Kyeong Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 11639185
    Abstract: System and methods are provided for predicting, reacting to, and avoiding loss of traction events, such as hydroplaning for autonomous vehicles. For example, the method predicts a risk of an area being subject to hydroplaning using real-time data and/or historical data. The method may store possible hydroplaning events in a geographic map along with a risk assessment. The method provides lane level hydroplaning risk predictions and avoidance mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Jerome Beaurepaire, Leon Stenneth, Jeremy Michael Young
  • Patent number: 11630481
    Abstract: A system for managing a time reference includes a real-time clock, an interface, and a processor. The real-time clock store an RTC time. The interface is configured to receive a GPS time and a cellular time. The processor is configured to: indicate to start a time-speed adjustment loop; determine a true time based at least in part on the GPS time and the cellular time; determine an error between the true time and the RTC time; determine an RTC speed calibration adjustment based at least in part on the error; and adjust the real-time clock speed based at least in part on the RTC speed calibration adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: Lytx, Inc.
    Inventor: Bernd Egler
  • Patent number: 11628862
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a recognizer configured to recognize a surrounding environment of a vehicle including a moving object present around the vehicle and a controller configured to control at least one of a speed and steering of the vehicle. The controller restricts access to the moving object when the moving object is rotating around a vertical axis at a speed greater than or equal to a threshold value so that a front surface of the moving object recognized by the recognizer faces a position interfering with a position in a traveling direction of the vehicle as compared with when the moving object is not rotating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Misa Komuro
  • Patent number: 11615893
    Abstract: A method for evaluating an infection risk includes calculating a first infection risk value, which indicates a degree of an infection risk that a child is infected with an infectious disease, on the basis of infection information regarding family members, prevalence information regarding the infectious disease in organizations to which the family members belong, and one or more first infection risk coefficients, calculating, on the basis of the first infection risk value, a second infection risk value, which indicates a degree of the child's infection risk of being infected in a group at a children's facility, and performing first evaluation, in which the infection risk that the child is infected is evaluated on the basis of the first infection risk value, and second evaluation, in which the child's infection risk of being infected in the group is evaluated on the basis of the second infection risk value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keiko Yugawa
  • Patent number: 11603041
    Abstract: A vehicle hatch clearance determining system includes a plurality of cameras disposed at the vehicle and a control having a processor for processing image data captured by the cameras. During a parking event, and responsive to processing of captured image data, the system detects objects, gathers information pertaining to detected objects exterior the vehicle and generates an environmental model based at least in part on the gathered information. With the vehicle parked, the system determines location of the vehicle relative to at least one detected object of the environmental model and determines if the model includes an object in a region that would be swept by a hatch of the parked vehicle when the hatch is being opened or closed. Responsive to determination that the object is in the region that would be swept by the hatch, the system stops movement of the hatch to avoid impact with the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Jagmal Singh
  • Patent number: 11598876
    Abstract: According to an aspect of an embodiment, operations may comprise receiving, from a LIDAR mounted on a vehicle, a first 3D point cloud comprising points of a region around the vehicle as observed by the LIDAR. The operations may also comprise accessing an HD map comprising a second 3D point cloud comprising points of the region around the vehicle. The operations may also comprise segmenting LIDAR ground points from LIDAR non-ground points in the first 3D point cloud. The operations may also comprise segmenting map ground points from map non-ground points in the second 3D point cloud. The operations may also comprise determining a pose of the vehicle by matching the LIDAR ground points to the map ground points and by matching the LIDAR non-ground points to the map non-ground points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: NVIDIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Di Zeng, Derik Schroeter, Mengxi Wu
  • Patent number: 11587015
    Abstract: A system for delivering articles (34) from a start point (54) to a destination point (56), having at least one drone (20), which a) has a flight control unit (22) configured for autonomous flying, b) has at least one flight motor realized as an electric motor (24), c) has a battery (28) that supplies the flight motor with voltage, d) has a programmable control (30) unit, and e) on its underside has a coupling (34) for electrical, and preferably also mechanical, connection, having a control center (50), which is wirelessly connected to the control unit (30) of the drone (20), having a mobility network consisting of a fleet of vehicles (44), in particular road vehicles, each vehicle having a drone carrier (40), which has a mating coupling (38) that acts in combination with the coupling (36), and having a digital mobility platform (46), which is wirelessly connected to the fleet of vehicles (44) and which is informed about their travel schedules, drone carriers (40) and current locations of the vehicles (44), an
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David Longin, Mark Gijbels
  • Patent number: 11582585
    Abstract: Methods and systems for transmitting location updates include determining a deviation distance, based on an extrapolated travel direction and an actual travel direction from a last updated location. It is determined that the deviation distance exceeds a deviation threshold. A location update is transmitted to a tracking server, responsive to the determination that the deviation distance exceeds the deviation threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: ISHARINGSOFT, INC.
    Inventors: Yi-Ling Lin, Yongjae Chuh, Hae Kyung Cho
  • Patent number: 11575699
    Abstract: An anomaly detection server is provided. The anomaly detection server is a server for counteracting an anomalous frame transmitted on an on-board network of a single vehicle. The anomaly detection server acquires information about multiple frames received on one or multiple on-board networks of one or multiple vehicles, including the single vehicle. The anomaly detection server, acting as an assessment unit that, based on the information about the multiple frames and information about a frame received on the on-board network of the single vehicle after the acquisition of the information about the multiple frames, assesses an anomaly level of the frame received on the on-board network of the single vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Haga, Hideki Matsushima, Manabu Maeda, Yoshihiro Ujiie, Takeshi Kishikawa, Junichi Tsurumi, Jun Anzai
  • Patent number: 11560057
    Abstract: An electronic device attachable to a vehicle, according to various embodiments of the present invention, comprises: a communication interface; a memory for storing instructions; and at least one processor connected to the communication interface and the memory, wherein the at least one processor can be configured so as to execute the stored instructions in order to: acquire, from another device embedded in the vehicle, information on a plurality of objects located within a designated distance from the vehicle; identify, among the plurality of objects, a designated object located within a designated distance from the vehicle; generate configuration information of at least one piece of content to be displayed through a head-up display (HUD), on the basis of a state of the designated object; and display, through the HUD, content for guiding the operation of the vehicle, on the basis of the generated configuration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Inventors: Kyu Sung Kim, Tae Young Ha, Ju Yeon You, Yong Jun Lim, Jin Young Choi
  • Patent number: 11560166
    Abstract: A train control apparatus includes a setting reception unit that receives setting information regarding a temporary speed limit section and a speed limit. A control unit generates temporary speed limit information for the trains. A communication unit transmits the temporary speed limit information to the trains. If information regarding all temporary speed limit sections cannot be included in the temporary speed limit information, the control unit includes, in the temporary speed limit information, information regarding a specified number of temporary speed limit sections located on a traveling direction side, and changes a speed limit in one or more temporary speed limit sections included in the temporary speed limit information on the basis of a speed limit set in a temporary speed limit section that is adjacent to a temporary speed limit section included in the temporary speed limit information, and is not included in the temporary speed limit information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashi Asuka, Takaya Katsuragi, Shuichi Takagi, Katsunori Tsuchida, Tomohiro Onishi
  • Patent number: 11555705
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for determining a map position of an ego-vehicle are disclosed. The method includes acquiring map data comprising a road geometry, initializing at least one dynamic landmark by measuring a position and velocity, relative to the ego-vehicle, of a surrounding vehicle, and determining a first map position of the surrounding vehicle based on this measurement and the geographical position of the ego-vehicle. Further, the method includes predicting a second map position of the surrounding vehicle, and measuring a location, relative to the ego-vehicle, of the surrounding vehicle when it is estimated to be at the second map position, whereby the geographical position of the ego-vehicle can be computed and updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Zenuity AB
    Inventors: Joakim Lin Sörstedt, Andreas Schindler, Tony Gustafsson
  • Patent number: 11550850
    Abstract: The described technology is generally directed towards quasi-listing table entries that facilitate the efficient return of an object list in response to a query for relevant objects in a data storage system. A quasi-listing table entry is created when an object is created, and subsequently converted to a normal listing table entry. A normal listing table entry is converted to a quasi-listing table entry when an object is deleted, with the quasi-listing table entry subsequently deleted. When an object list request is received, a normal listing table entry can be used directly to add to the object list; only if a quasi-listing table entry is encountered (before it can be converted or deleted) does the object table need to be accessed to determine if the object actually exists. This eliminates most object table accesses, including those in remote geographic zones, thereby making object listing significantly more efficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Grigorii Skripko, Mikhail Danilov
  • Patent number: 11544636
    Abstract: A method includes transmitting a ride-share request to a ride-share server, the ride-share request including information about an accessibility device, determining a present orientation of the accessibility device, and transmitting the present orientation of the accessibility device to the ride-share vehicle. Another method includes transmitting a present orientation of an accessibility device, receiving a target orientation of the accessibility device, illuminating a light projector, determining that the accessibility device is in the target orientation, and turning off the light projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Pramita Mitra, Pietro Buttolo, Basavaraj Tonshal, Qianyi Wang, Gary Steven Strumolo, Kelly Lee Zechel, Brian Nash, Theodore Wingrove
  • Patent number: 11536853
    Abstract: Embeddings of spherical triangles onto a planar surface permit locations on a sphere to be represented as cells on the planar surface. Embeddings can define paths based on one or more sets of great circles on the sphere which can in turn be based on rotations of an icosahedron about various axes. Distances between locations as well as locations themselves can be determined as integer values unlike conventional latitude/longitude based systems that require floating point arithmetic. Some locations correspond to cells on different paths defined by one or more sets of great circles. Distance between two locations can be estimated as a minimum of distances associated with the cell locations on the different paths. Methods for processing data defined with respect to an origin point in three-dimensional space include establishing a set of concentric spherical shells with the origin point as their origin and establishing a discrete global grid on each of the concentric spherical shells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Southern Oregon University
    Inventor: Kevin Sahr
  • Patent number: 11536569
    Abstract: A sensor data processing system for an autonomous vehicle receives inertial measurement unit (IMU) data from one or more IMUs of the autonomous vehicle. Based at least in part on the IMU data, the system identifies an IMU data offset from a deficient IMU of the one or more IMUs, and generates an offset compensation transform to compensate for the IMU data offset from the deficient IMU. The system dynamically executes the offset compensation transform on the IMU data from the deficient IMU to dynamically compensate for the IMU data offset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Marc Leach, Mark Sibenac, Robert Zlot, Aaron Greenfield
  • Patent number: 11526721
    Abstract: A vehicle can capture data that can be converted into a synthetic scenario for use in a simulator. Objects can be identified in the data and attribute data associated with the objects can be determined. Updated attribute data may be determined based on confidence values and/or distance measurements associated with the attribute data. The object and attribute data may be used to generate synthetic scenarios of a simulated environment, including simulated objects that traverse the environment and perform actions based on the attribute data associated with the simulated objects, the captured data, and/or interactions within the simulated environment. The scenarios can be used for testing and validating interactions and responses of a vehicle controller within the simulated environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Zoox, Inc.
    Inventor: Bryan Matthew O'Malley
  • Patent number: 11518202
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus forming part of a vehicle sensor system (100) comprising a plurality of sensor units (104a-f) and a controller (102). A sensor unit comprises: a motion sensor (417) configured to determine a first speed of the sensor unit; and a transmitter (402) configured to transmit first identification data to the controller if the first speed of the sensor unit exceeds a first threshold. The motion sensor is further configured to determine a second speed of the sensor unit a period of time after determination of the first speed of the sensor unit, and the transmitter is configured to transmit to the controller second identification data if the second speed of the sensor unit exceeds a second threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Wheely-Safe
    Inventor: Gary Broadfield
  • Patent number: 11520342
    Abstract: A system of a first vehicle includes sensors and a processor that performs generating of an initial trajectory along a travel route of the first vehicle, acquiring trajectories of second vehicles along the route, adjusting the initial trajectory based on the acquired trajectories of the second vehicles, and navigating the first vehicle based on the adjusted initial trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Pony AI Inc.
    Inventor: Jialin Jiao
  • Patent number: 11501521
    Abstract: A system and method for determining an absolute position of an object in an area is presented. The system includes a server having a processor, and a plurality of camera nodes coupled to the server. Each node includes a camera that acquires images of the object and area. The server receives image data from a camera, detects the object within an approximate location by image analysis techniques, and determines a relative position of the object in pixel coordinates. The processor then detects stationary markers proximate to the relative location of the object, determines an absolute position of the detected markers relative to known markers to define an absolute position of the marker, and determines an absolute location of the object in relation to the absolute location of the detected marker. This absolute position of the object is provided to an official to accurately locate the object in the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Precision Point Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Kohler, Terence Sauer, David Schroeder, Dennis Wanzie
  • Patent number: 11488477
    Abstract: A driving assistance system (1) is provided with a driving assistance device (10) mounted in a mobile body (31), and a map transmission device (20) mounted in a peripheral body such as a road side apparatus (33) or a mobile body (32) which is present on the periphery of the mobile body. The driving assistance device (10) transmits request data according to a moving speed of the mobile body to the peripheral body. The map transmission device (20) transmits an obstacle map indicating an obstacle within a range according to the request data transmitted by the driving assistance device (10), to the mobile body (31) as an external map. The driving assistance device (10) receives the external map transmitted by the map transmission device (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Michinori Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11479144
    Abstract: A through the road (TTR) hybridization strategy is proposed to facilitate introduction of hybrid electric vehicle technology in a significant portion of current and expected trucking fleets. In some cases, the technologies can be retrofitted onto an existing vehicle (e.g., a truck, a tractor unit, a trailer, a tractor-trailer configuration, at a tandem, etc.). In some cases, the technologies can be built into new vehicles. In some cases, one vehicle may be built or retrofitted to operate in tandem with another and provide the hybridization benefits contemplated herein. By supplementing motive forces delivered through a primary drivetrain and fuel-fed engine with supplemental torque delivered at one or more electrically-powered drive axles, improvements in overall fuel efficiency and performance may be delivered, typically without significant redesign of existing components and systems that have been proven in the trucking industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Hyliion Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Joseph Healy, Wilson Sa, Morgan Culbertson, Eric Schmidt, Roger Richter
  • Patent number: RE49599
    Abstract: A control device detects a first vehicle traveling in front of an own vehicle using a front looking radar device, and detects a second vehicle which is predicted to cut in between the own vehicle and the first vehicle using the front looking radar device and/or front-side looking radar devices. The control device calculates a first target acceleration required for the own vehicle to maintain an inter-vehicle distance between the own vehicle and the first vehicle at a first set inter-vehicle distance; and calculates a second target acceleration required for the own vehicle to maintain an inter-vehicle distance between the own vehicle and the second vehicle at a second set inter-vehicle distance. The control device selects either the first target acceleration or the second target acceleration and controls the own vehicle in such a manner that an actual acceleration of the own vehicle becomes closer to the mediated target acceleration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tatsuya Ito