Diagnosis Or Maintenance Need Determined Externally To Vehicle Patents (Class 701/31.4)
  • Patent number: 11401051
    Abstract: An aircraft inspection system is configured to inspect one or more components of an aircraft before a flight. The aircraft inspection system includes an inspection robot that is configured to inspect the component(s) of the aircraft. The inspection robot includes a conveying sub-system that is configured to efficiently move the inspection robot to different locations, and a sensing sub-system including one or more sensors that are configured to sense one or more characteristics of the component(s) during an inspection. The sensing sub-system is configured to record the characteristic(s) as inspection data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Alireza Shapoury, James J. Troy, Gary Georgeson, Branko Sarh
  • Patent number: 11394605
    Abstract: An instruction terminal includes a storage that stores correspondence information that associates, for each of communication devices, identification information of the communication device and candidate parameters for communication with the communication device, a first instructor that issues an instruction to acquire the identification information of a network device that is a communication device of the communication devices and is connected to a communication apparatus via a network, a second instructor that issues an instruction to specify, from among candidate parameters that are included in the correspondence information and correspond to the identification information, a device parameter for the communication with the network device, and a receiver that receives specification information indicating the specified device parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nobukazu Ishii
  • Patent number: 11386792
    Abstract: A set of electric vehicles required to be serviced is determined based at least in part on the data associated with the availability of the at least the subset of electric vehicles. A display indicating for each electric vehicle included in the set of electrical vehicles required to be serviced a corresponding location of the electric vehicle and a price offered to retrieve, service, and redeploy the electric vehicle is provided via a communication interface to each of a plurality of users. A selection to retrieve at least one of the electrical vehicles included in the set of electric vehicles required to be serviced is received from a device associated with one of the plurality of users. The display indicating for each electric vehicle included in the set of electrical vehicles required to be serviced is updated based on the selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Bird Rides, Inc.
    Inventors: Travis VanderZanden, William Scott Rushforth, Justin Balthrop
  • Patent number: 11381422
    Abstract: A method carried out in a system, the system comprising at least a diagnosis plug-in device (1) connected to the diagnosis plug (8) of a vehicle, a host server (2), one or more on-board ECUs (3), the method comprising the following steps: /a/ detect a Bus Active condition, either via an electrical pin on the diagnosis plug or via an analysis of activity level on at least one Diagnosis bus accessible at the diagnosis plug, /b/ cause the diagnosis plug-in device to listen only on the at least one Diagnosis bus after the Bus Active condition is detected, /c/ determine a write enable condition, according to evolution of bus load level on the at least one diagnosis bus and/or after a certain time elapsed since Bus Active condition was true, /e/ whenever the write enable condition becomes true, carry out the request/answer services to write requests on the diagnosis bus and retrieve, in the corresponding answers, various data from the board ECUs (3), to be decoded and forwarded to a client fleet management system,
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: MUNIC
    Inventors: Julien Zarka, Cyprien Debu
  • Patent number: 11378184
    Abstract: A system and method for estimating a wheel speed of a vehicle are provided. The system includes wheel speed sensor that detects a rotation speed of a wheel of a vehicle and a motor speed sensor that detects a speed of the driving motor. A controller receives a signal of the wheel speed sensor, a signal of the motor speed sensor, and information regarding a gear stage indicating current gear stage status of the transmission, and estimates a wheel speed including direction information of wheel rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Ji Won Oh, Jeong Soo Eo
  • Patent number: 11377147
    Abstract: A method for damping an oscillation of a superimposed steering system of a motor vehicle in which a sensor of the superimposed steering system detects an actual steering angle of a motor of the superimposed steering system and a control device of the superimposed steering system determines an oscillation of the superimposed steering system as a periodic change of the detected actual steering angle and, in the case of a determined oscillation, carries out a measure for damping the oscillation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Bastian Weigl, Andre Saal
  • Patent number: 11371212
    Abstract: In a work machine including a solenoid valve that generates a pilot pressure to drive a directional control valve with use of the delivery pressure of a pilot pump as a source pressure, a shut-off valve that shuts off a hydraulic operating fluid from the pilot pump to the solenoid valve, a first sensor that senses the amount of operation of an operation lever, and a second sensor that senses a state amount relating to operation of the solenoid valve, whether or not an abnormality of the second sensor exists is determined on the basis of a sensing signal of the second sensor. When it is determined that the second sensor is abnormal, on the basis of a sensing signal of the first sensor, an opening command is made to the shut-off valve if operation of the operation lever is sensed, and a closing command is made to the shut-off valve if the neutral state of the operation lever is sensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Tsuchie, Kouichi Shibata
  • Patent number: 11367317
    Abstract: A vehicle assessment analyzer is in communication with a vehicle, via the vehicle network computer and the vehicle communication bus. The vehicle assessment analyzer obtains the vehicle VIN from the vehicle and transmits the VIN to a vehicle assessment analytics server. The vehicle assessment analytics server then determines assessment readings to be performed on the vehicle, such as individual electronic sensors therein, to generate an overall vehicle assessment as compared to other vehicles of similar make, model, etc. These assessment readings are sent to the vehicle assessment analyzer which obtains the associated data and transmits the data back to the server for generation of the overall vehicle assessment. The assessment readings may query the vehicle network computer via standard assessment readings, and heightened assessment readings, and may also query the vehicle communications bus directly thereby obtaining any desired electronic information available from the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Navigation Research Company
    Inventors: A. C. Allen, Jr., Dennis Jump, Paul E. Barrett
  • Patent number: 11351870
    Abstract: A fault diagnosis method of a power electric system for a vehicle may include driving an inverter to output an output voltage command for fault detection; measuring a current input to each phase of a motor connected to the inverter; measuring a voltage of the neutral stage of the motor; and determining whether there are faults of a connection member connecting between the inverter and the motor and a relay connected to the neutral stage of the motor based on the measured current input to each phase of the motor and the voltage of the neutral stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Ho Joon Shin, Nam Koo Han, Sang Yoo Lee, Heon Young Kwak, Hong Geuk Park
  • Patent number: 11348384
    Abstract: The invention is a method for determining indicators of pollution from overall mobility of a user, comprising detecting trips in soft modes of transport and trips in motorized vehicles by use of a smart phone; determining a real environmental footprint linked to pollution emissions for each trip in a motorized vehicle by use of a model which estimates pollution emissions by accounting for macroscopic characteristics of the vehicle and a real speed profile representing the style of driving of the user; determining a target environmental footprint from each of the motorized vehicle trips by accounting for a target speed profile representing an optimal style of driving in the model for estimating pollution emissions; and breaking down the environmental footprint for each of the motorized vehicle trips into a footprint linked to the vehicle, and to a style of driving to a type of route and; determining an overall environmental footprint for the mobility of the user by accounting for all trips in soft modes of tra
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES
    Inventors: Laurent Thibault, Philippe Degeilh, Gilles Corde
  • Patent number: 11341789
    Abstract: A system for controlling big data transfer from a vehicle to a server includes a plurality of vehicle sensors located on the vehicle and configured to detect vehicle data. The system further includes a memory located on the vehicle and configured to store the vehicle data. The system further includes a network access device located on the vehicle and configured to communicate with the server. The system further includes an electronic control unit (ECU) located on the vehicle, coupled to the plurality of vehicle sensors, the memory, and the network access device. The ECU is designed to analyze the vehicle data to identify prioritized vehicle data and other vehicle data within the vehicle data. The ECU is further designed to compress the prioritized vehicle data. The ECU is further designed to control the network access device to transmit the compressed prioritized vehicle data to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Javier Castano, Michael B. Murray, Armin Lange
  • Patent number: 11336727
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for asset tracking through specialized connectors and specialized casing units are provided. An example system includes an asset tracking device and a specialized casing unit to house the asset tracking device and to connect the asset tracking device to a communication port of an asset. The asset tracking device includes a communication port interface to interface with the communication port of the asset directly, and to interface with the communication port of the asset through the specialized casing unit. The asset tracking device further includes a controller to determine whether the asset tracking device is interfaced with the communication port of the asset directly or through the specialized casing unit, and when it is determined that the asset tracking device is interfaced with the communication port of the asset through the specialized casing unit, configure the asset tracking device to operate in a specialized operating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Geotab Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Arthur Walli, Michael Pirruccio, Paul Philip Ciolek
  • Patent number: 11331964
    Abstract: A tire damage detection system (10) is provided with an image data acquisition unit (120) which acquires image data including a rim wheel and a tire side part of a tire assembled to the rim wheel, a rim information acquisition unit (130) which acquires rim information including a radial size of the rim wheel associated with the tire, an damage detection unit (140) which detects an damage portion of the tire side part on the basis of the image data and detects a size of the damage portion with reference to a diameter of the rim wheel based on the rim information, and an output unit (150) which outputs information on the damage portion detected by the damage detection unit (140).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Teppei Mori
  • Patent number: 11328587
    Abstract: A system for confirming the identity of a vehicle. The device includes: a vehicle control unit in the vehicle to be identified; a vehicle identification device; an external service device designed to interact with the vehicle; a vehicle sensor in the vehicle; and an external sensor. The vehicle identification device establishes a data connection with the vehicle control unit and triggers a physical interaction between the vehicle control unit and the external service device. The vehicle sensor detects the physical interaction and transmits a corresponding vehicle detection value to the vehicle identification device. The external sensor detects the physical interaction and transmits a corresponding external detection value to the vehicle identification device; and the vehicle identification device compares the vehicle detection value and the external detection value with one another and confirms the identity of the vehicle if the two detection values coincide with one another within a predefined tolerance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Alfons Doerr, Buelent Barcin, Eberhard Kuemmel, Jochen Luik, Sebastian Schulze, Ulf Kleuker, Klaus Treiber
  • Patent number: 11326893
    Abstract: A vehicle display device calculates a travel distance limit of an own vehicle, based on an energy remaining amount of the own vehicle; calculates a degree of scattering being a numerical value indicating a degree of remoteness between a farthest supply facility farthest from the own vehicle, and other supply facilities present within a predetermined distance from the farthest supply facility; calculates a travelable distance being a distance by which the own vehicle is able to travel, based on the travel distance limit and the degree of scattering; and causes the display to display the calculated travelable distance. In the processing of calculating the travelable distance, the travelable distance is decreased, as the degree of scattering increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kitagawa, Tadashi Yagumo
  • Patent number: 11328540
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of receiving, at a server, sensor data from one or more sensors disposed on a vehicle, receiving, at the server, additional sensor data from a computing device operating inside the vehicle, determining the sensor data and the additional sensor data correspond to the vehicle's operational status, determining whether one or more of the sensor data and the additional sensor data exceed one or more thresholds, and when one or more of the sensor data and the additional sensor data exceed the one or more thresholds, providing a value to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Jaya Bharath R. Goluguri, Felipe G. Salles, Christopher J. Risberg, Joshua C. Batie
  • Patent number: 11328539
    Abstract: A system comprises a mobile electronic device and a computer server for demonstrating proof of control of an agricultural machine by a user. The agricultural machine is configured to generate and transmit operational data corresponding to operations of the agricultural machine. The mobile electronic device is configured to receive an identity confirmation action sequence for the user to perform in the agricultural machine. The computer server includes a processing element configured or programmed to receive a request to execute a demonstration of proof of control process, generate and transmit an identity confirmation action sequence to a mobile electronic device associated with the user, transmit an instruction to the agricultural machine to activate logging and transmission of its initial state and operational data, receive operational data related to the identity confirmation action sequence from the agricultural machine, and compare the operational data with the identity confirmation action sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: AGCO International GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Kugler, Marc Lindemann, Stefan Reckow, Marcus Meirose, Samuel Ullrich
  • Patent number: 11319986
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a detection system for detecting wear of a ball-joint connection device of a pitch rod. The detection system includes at least one measurement assembly, said at least one measurement assembly having at least one deformation gauge for placing on said pitch rod, said detection system comprising at least one electrical conditioning circuit connected to at least one said deformation gauge and to at least one electrical energy source, said electrical conditioning circuit being configured to generate a measurement signal that varies as a function of deformation of said at least one deformation gauge and as a function of said wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: AIRBUS HELICOPTERS
    Inventor: Florent Deprouw
  • Patent number: 11320539
    Abstract: Disclosed are an electric water sports device and a monitoring system. The electric water sports device includes a device body; wherein the device body is provided with a positioning system, a controller and an electric power acquisition module, wherein the controller includes an electronic map, the positioning system is configured to acquire positioning data of the electric water sports device and send the positioning data to the controller, the electric power acquisition module is configured to acquire electric power data of the electric water sports device and send the electric power data to the controller, and the controller is configured to determine the range of an electric fence in the electronic map according to the positioning data and the electric power data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: Yu Tian
  • Patent number: 11312374
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of predicting a risk of an accident is disclosed. The method includes computing an anomaly score based on sensor data to obtain a series of anomaly scores. The method also includes processing the anomaly score to limit a processed anomaly score below a predetermined value. The method further includes calculating an accident risk score at time of prediction by using a series of processed anomaly scores up to the time of the prediction. The method includes further outputting a prediction result based on the accident risk score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kun Zhao, Takayuki Katsuki, Takayuki Yoshizumi
  • Patent number: 11307586
    Abstract: An offroad travel assistance system for a user vehicle includes one or more processors and a memory communicably coupled to the one or more processors and storing a user vehicle configuration evaluation module including computer-readable instructions that when executed by the one or more processors cause the one or more processors to determine if user vehicle configuration information describing the user vehicle is consistent with ride information similar to the user vehicle configuration information and describing a traversal of an offroad trail by a reference vehicle and, responsive to a determination that the user vehicle configuration information is not consistent with the ride information, autonomously control at least one portion of the user vehicle so as to prevent operation of the user vehicle to traverse the offroad trail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin J. James
  • Patent number: 11294755
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable medium for performing a system failure repair operation, comprising: receiving information regarding symptoms related to a faulty device; storing the information with other historical information regarding the symptoms; receiving additional information as the faulty device is diagnosed; indicating whether a repair recommendation is provided for the faulty device; and using the stored information, historical information, and additional information to provide a repair recommendation if indicating shows no repair recommendation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Vah, Jimmy H. Wiggers, Ravi Shukla, Brian T. Martin, Nikhila Kambalapalli, M. Najam Mushtaq, Carlos F. Rodman, Brock A. Adams
  • Patent number: 11292484
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes an operation detection unit detecting an operation input to an operation input unit capable of being used when increasing or decreasing a travel speed of a host vehicle, when initiating a following control with respect to a preceding vehicle, or when reinitiating the following control with respect to the preceding vehicle, and a lane change control unit performing a lane change control based on the operation input detected by the operation detection unit. In the case that a first operation input is performed, the lane change control unit performs a lane change into a first lane located on one side of a host vehicle lane where the host vehicle is traveling, whereas in the case that a second operation input is performed, the lane change control unit performs a lane change into a second lane located on another side of the host vehicle lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kanta Tsuji, Yuta Takada
  • Patent number: 11295560
    Abstract: A system includes a test environment and a processor. The processor is programmed to perform, on the test environment, a diagnostic request specifying a plurality of elements of information, responsive to receipt of a successful result of the diagnostic request from the test environment within a predefined timeout period, approve the diagnostic request for execution by fleet vehicles, and otherwise, retest the diagnostic request as a plurality of requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin M. Rocci, Mark Anthony Rockwell, Christian Krozal, David Randolph Roberts
  • Patent number: 11295562
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an automotive staged diagnostic system including: one or more components of the vehicle, a user interface, and a control unit configured to receive a signal identifying at least one malfunctioning component of the vehicle. The system may automatically identify a diagnostic procedure for the malfunctioning component from a plurality of diagnostic procedures, initiate and execute the steps of the identified diagnostic procedure by: soliciting information from a user, issuing instructions to the user, executing branching logic steps, and checking electrical pathways upstream and downstream of the malfunctioning component. The control unit is further configured to initiate repair or replacement of the malfunctioning component based on a user action received via the user interface, and recommend service options if the diagnostic procedure is unable to return the malfunctioning component to working order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Derek A. Thompson
  • Patent number: 11282085
    Abstract: Disclosed in the present invention are a vehicle-borne payment method and device, relating to the technical field of vehicle-borne security payment. The method includes: receiving a vehicle-borne payment request sent by a vehicle, the vehicle-borne payment request including vehicle identification information; according to the vehicle identification information, after the vehicle is determined as a registered vehicle, obtaining driving attribute data of the vehicle within the current time period, and a vehicle driving strategy of the vehicle; according to the driving attribute data in the current time period, and the vehicle driving strategy, determining a risk level corresponding to the vehicle-borne payment request; and sending the risk level to a transaction platform so that the transaction platform determines whether to make a payment according to the risk level. The vehicle driving strategy is, after the vehicle applies for registration, formed according to driving attribute data in a preset time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: CHINA UNIONPAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Limin Zhang, Jinzhi Hua, Sishuang Wan, Weiqi Yu, Xiang Liu
  • Patent number: 11273721
    Abstract: A vessel includes electric connectors for receiving one or more direct voltages from a shore-side electric power system. The vessel includes a transmitter for transmitting, to the shore-side electric power system, a control signal enabling the shore-side electric power system to control the one or more direct voltages to be suitable for the vessel. Alternatively, the vessel includes one or more controllable direct voltage converters and a control system for controlling the one or more controllable direct voltage converters to convert the one or more direct voltages into one or more direct voltages suitable for the vessel. The vessel can be for example a ship, a boat, or a ferry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: DANFOSS EDITRON OY
    Inventors: Kimmo Rauma, Tero Jarvelainen, Heikki Bergman
  • Patent number: 11271477
    Abstract: An apparatus for regulating a supply voltage supplied from a voltage source to a load via a supply line is provided. The apparatus includes a control circuit configured to generate a control signal based on a difference between a value of the supply voltage and a nominal value of the supply voltage. Further, the apparatus includes a switch circuit configured to couple a charged capacitive element to the supply line based on the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Eshel Gordon, Igal Kushnir, Assaf Ben-Bassat, Sarit Zur
  • Patent number: 11267459
    Abstract: An automated parking system of a vehicle autonomously moves to and parks in a vacant parking slot based on communication with an infrastructure facility for automated parking. In particular, the infrastructure facility transmits an autonomous valet parking start command to the vehicle and then transmits a target position and a guide route to the vehicle. The vehicle performs autonomous valet parking based on the target position and the guide route received from the infrastructure facility, and may apply an emergency brake when an area around the vehicle is determined as being unsafe during autonomous driving to the target position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jin Hyuk Choi, Sung Won Yoon
  • Patent number: 11260772
    Abstract: An apparatus and method that detects and remedies a battery health condition are provided. The method includes receiving data including one or more of vehicle sensor information, dealer information and vehicle characteristic information, analyzing the received data to determine whether one or more battery health alerts are required, and outputting or transmitting the one or more determined battery health alerts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Chans C. Head, Carl J. Hering, Joshua D. Smith, Robert Wittmann
  • Patent number: 11263833
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a system for detecting, identifying and addressing a maintenance event for light electric vehicles. The maintenance event may be detected based on rider profile information, riding parameter information and light electric vehicle information. If a maintenance event is detected, a light electric vehicle management system may determine an action that addresses the maintenance event and provide instructions regarding the action to the light electric vehicle and/or one or more individuals that are trained or otherwise certified to address the maintenance event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Andrew Sussna
  • Patent number: 11256110
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a system that may provide a virtual object at a first virtual distance to an eye of a patient; may provide a first light wave to the eye; may receive a first perturbed light wave, based at least on the first light wave, from the eye; may determine first optical corrections based at least on the first perturbed light; may provide the virtual object at a second virtual distance to the eye; after providing the virtual object at the second virtual distance, may provide a second light wave to the eye; may receive a second perturbed light wave, based at least on the second light wave, from the eye; may determine second optical corrections based at least on the second perturbed light; and may determine a corrective optical solution for the eye based at least on the first optical corrections and the second optical corrections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Dominik Lerm, Stefan Schmid, Stefan Koch, Joerg Grampp, Berndt Warm, Peter Martin
  • Patent number: 11256562
    Abstract: A smart exception handler system for safety-critical real-time systems is provided. The system is configured to: receive a plurality of parameters at a plurality of nodal points in a real-time execution path; analyze the received parameters using a trained exception handling model, wherein the trained exception handling model has been trained using machine learning techniques to learn the critical path of execution and/or critical range of parameters at critical nodes, wherein the critical range of parameters comprises a learned threshold at a node; compute, using the trained exception handling model, a probability of fault at the critical nodes; compare the probability of fault at a critical node against a learned threshold at the node; and take proactive action in real-time to avoid the occurrence of a fault when the probability of fault at the node is higher than the learned threshold at the node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Prasun Das, Sreenivasan Govindillam K
  • Patent number: 11257307
    Abstract: A method and system of diagnosing a vehicle with a vehicle diagnostic system that is configured to scan an electrical system of a vehicle for error codes using a minimally expensive with respect to monetary cost and test duration scanning program. The vehicle diagnostic system is operatively connected with the electrical system of a vehicle via a diagnostic port of the vehicle, with the vehicle diagnostic system determining whether the vehicle is equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to select an appropriate diagnostic scanning program based thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Opus IVS, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Herron, Robert A. Augustine, Michael D. Jurmo, Robert Russell
  • Patent number: 11258522
    Abstract: A method and system that provides for execution of a first calibration sequence, such as upon initialization of a system, to establish an operation value, which utilizes an algorithm intended to be exhaustive, and executing a second calibration sequence from time to time, to measure drift in the parameter, and to update the operation value in response to the measured drift. The second calibration sequence utilizes less resources of the communication channel than does the first calibration sequence. In one embodiment, the first calibration sequence for measurement and convergence on the operation value utilizes long calibration patterns, such as codes that are greater than 30 bytes, or pseudorandom bit sequences having lengths of 2N?1 bits, where N is equal to or greater than 7, while the second calibration sequence utilizes short calibration patterns, such as fixed codes less than 16 bytes, and for example as short as 2 bytes long.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Rambus Inc.
    Inventors: Craig E. Hampel, Frederick A. Ware, Richard E. Perego
  • Patent number: 11252380
    Abstract: A road management system includes: an avoiding action detecting section that detects an avoiding action of a moving body (a vehicle, a first vehicle) moving along a road; a position detecting section that detects a position of the moving body (the vehicle, the first vehicle); an avoidance position determining section that determines an avoidance position where the avoiding action has occurred, based on a detection result of the avoiding action detecting section and a detection result of the position detecting section; and an imaging section that images a road surface of the avoidance position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuo Oishi, Kazuya Matsuura, Atsuki Kakinuma, Takeo Tokunaga, Akira Iihoshi
  • Patent number: 11247552
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods disclosed provide for receiving internal hybrid vehicle information, external static information, and external dynamic information; determining a propulsion power for the hybrid vehicle at a particular location at a particular time based on at least one of the internal hybrid vehicle information, the external static information, and the external dynamic information, and wherein in response to the determined potential propulsion power, predicting a shift event at the particular location at the particular time; determining a current state of charge of a battery, wherein the battery is operatively coupled to an electric motor in the hybrid vehicle; and managing the state of charge of the battery at the particular location at the particular time based on the current state of charge and the determined propulsion power to eliminate the need for the potential shift event at the particular location at the particular time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Cummins, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Follen, Arun Prakash Thunga Gopal, Vivek A. Sujan, Pinak Jayant Tulpule, Mugdha S. Sane
  • Patent number: 11248576
    Abstract: In accordance with one aspect of the disclosure, an apparatus is provided that includes a database configured to store one or more vehicle status parameters of a vehicle and one or more secured space status parameters of a secured space. The apparatus further includes a server-based processor operatively coupled or connected to the database and configured to receive one or more of the one or more vehicle status parameters and one or more of the one or more secured space status parameters. The server-based processor is further configured to determine, based on at least one of the one or more vehicle status parameters and at least one of the one or more secured space status parameters whether to change a state of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: The Chamberlain Group LLC
    Inventors: Laura Crawford, Garth Wesley Hopkins, Oddy Khamharn, Edward James Lukas, Erich Struckmeyer, James Trainor
  • Patent number: 11251893
    Abstract: During device-to-device communication between two devices, a communication transmitted from a first UE to a second UE may not be reliably received by the second UE if the first UE is traveling at high speed. Therefore, a travel speed of a transmitting UE may be considered in determining a transmission configuration. According to an aspect, the UE may determine a travel speed of the UE. The UE may determine, based on the travel speed of the UE, a transmission configuration of the UE for device-to-device communication. The UE may transmit the device-to-device communication based on the transmission configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Navid Abedini, Libin Jiang, Shailesh Patil
  • Patent number: 11252180
    Abstract: A system and method for providing security to a network may include maintaining, by a processor, a model of an expected behavior of data communications over an in-vehicle communication network; receiving, by the processor, a plurality of messages communicated over the network; determining, by the processor, based on the model and based on content attributes of the plurality of messages, whether or not at least one of the messages complies with the model; and if at least one message does not comply with the model then performing, by the processor, at least one action related to the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: ARGUS CYBER SECURITY LTD.
    Inventors: Yaron Galula, Ofer Ben-Noon, Oron Lavi, Alexei Kovelman, Ofer Kapota
  • Patent number: 11247570
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling a towing mode of an electric vehicle is provided. The apparatus includes a first sensor that measures a speed of the electric vehicle and a second sensor that measures a gradient of a road on which the electric vehicle is driven. A controller detects a reference output of the electric vehicle based on the speed and the gradient of the road and detects a towing weight of the electric vehicle based on an excess rate of a current output with respect to the reference output. The towing mode of the electric vehicle is then executed based on the detected towing weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Min Gi Oh
  • Patent number: 11243547
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling an autonomous vehicle are provided. In one example embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes determining vehicle diagnostics information associated with a first autonomous vehicle that is part of a fleet of vehicles controlled by a first entity to provide a vehicle service to a second entity. The method includes determining remote inspection information that includes an assessment of one or more categories pertaining to a third entity, based at least in part on the vehicle diagnostics information. The method includes providing the remote inspection information to the third entity to provide the vehicle service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Evan Miller, Alden James Woodrow, Eyal Cohen
  • Patent number: 11241962
    Abstract: An evaluation apparatus for display arbitration control or a generation apparatus for a rule definition file includes a model generation portion that models the display arbitration control and generates a rule-based arbitration specification model that includes a content definition that defines a content, an area definition that defines a display area, and a constraint expression that shows a constraint related to display of the content; and a rule definition file generation portion that generates the rule definition file for software that is installed in a product and is related to the display arbitration control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shigeo Kato
  • Patent number: 11244438
    Abstract: A method of determining, one or more damage states of one or more auxiliary parts of a damaged vehicle, the vehicle comprising a plurality of normalized parts and at least some of the normalized parts further comprising one or more auxiliary parts. The method includes receiving one or more images of the vehicle, using a plurality of classifiers, each determining at least one classification of damage to the vehicle, each said classification being determined for each of a plurality of normalized parts of the vehicle, determining one or more classifications for the plurality of auxiliary parts using one or more trained models, wherein each classification comprises at least one indication of damage to at least one auxiliary part and outputting the determined damage states of the one or more auxiliary parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Tractable Ltd
    Inventors: Razvan Ranca, Marcel Horstmann, Bjorn Mattsson, Janto Oellrich, Yih Kai Teh, Ken Chatfield, Franziska Kirschner, Rusen Aktas, Laurent Decamp, Mathieu Ayel, Julia Peyre, Shaun Trill, Crystal Van Oosterom
  • Patent number: 11240348
    Abstract: In various implementations, a computer-implemented method for remotely managing settings of applications includes receiving a network communication from a managed device, the received network communication including a client-side hash value. The method further includes identifying settings for an application on the managed device in response to the receiving of the network communication, where the identified settings include configuration instructions for the application. Based on a comparison between the received client-side hash value and a server-side hash value that corresponds to the identified settings, at least some of the identified settings are transmitted to the managed device. The transmitting of the at least some of the identified settings can be based on the comparison indicating a mismatch between the received client-side hash value and the server-side hash value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Ioannis Vlachogiannis, Nikolaos Maroulis, Panagiotis Papadomitsos
  • Patent number: 11235761
    Abstract: Changes in the controlling of an autonomous vehicle are caused based on an operational risk determined for the autonomous vehicle. An operational risk monitor module of the autonomous vehicle uses information about objects detected within an environment in which the autonomous vehicle is located and predicted behaviors of those objects to assess the operational risk of the autonomous vehicle along a planned path. The operational risk is used to determine whether to cause a change in the controlling of the autonomous vehicle, for example, based on a comparison between the operational risk and a previously estimated operational risk or based on a determination that the operational risk exceeds a threshold. The operational risk monitor module transmits a signal to one or more control system modules of the autonomous vehicle to indicate to change the controlling of the autonomous vehicle based on the operational risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Woon, Michael Glenn Diaz
  • Patent number: 11230166
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a display unit. The display unit comprises at least a screen (105) for displaying visual information and an air conducting means (102) for conducting air from a source to the screen (105), wherein the conducting means (102) is configured to direct the air at least sectionaly along the screen (105), characterized by at least one deflection means (104) having a deflection surface for deflecting at least one part of the air directed at least sectionaly along the screen (105).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: VESTEL ELEKTRONIK SANAY VE TICARET A.S.
    Inventors: Ömür Öcal, Barbaros Kirisken
  • Patent number: 11233713
    Abstract: A system and method for diagnosing connection and communication in an industrial machine includes performing a software check to obtain software data related to software applications, performing a connectivity check to obtain connection status data for one or more controllers, and performing a CAN bus check to obtain CAN bus data. The software data, connection status data, and CAN bus data is analyzed to determine a likely cause of an industrial machine connection or communication issue. A solution to the industrial machine connection or communication issue is output to a technician based on the analyzed data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Jason E. Brinkman, Curtis P. Ritter, Matthew R. Zebarth, David C. Smart, Warren L. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 11232656
    Abstract: An apparatus for recording an image of a vehicle includes: a processor that determines whether an impact of a reference value or more applied to the vehicle is caused by an accident, by using a signal of an in-vehicle communication network, and performs control to not record a vehicle image for a predetermined exception handling time, when the processor determines that the impact is not caused by the accident; and a storage controlled by the processor to record the vehicle image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Sung Hwan Jun, Kyoung Jun Kim, Dong Hyuk Jeong
  • Patent number: 11225194
    Abstract: A vehicle camera mirror system includes a CAN bus that carries vehicle parameter data having vehicle speed, steering angle, braking and/or engine RPM. A driver information system (DIS) graphically displays the vehicle parameter data to a driver, and a camera mirror system includes a camera which has a field of view at least one of Class II and Class IV views. A display is in communication with the camera and is configured to display the field of view, and a controller is in communication with the camera and the display. A wiring harness has first and second connectors that are respectively connected to the CAN bus and the DIS. The wiring harness includes a pigtail that has first and second wires that are electrically connected between the first and second connectors. The first and second wires are connected to the controller to provide the vehicle parameter data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Stoneridge Electronics AB
    Inventors: Martin Larsson, Stefan Andersson