Diagnosis Or Maintenance Need Determined Externally To Vehicle Patents (Class 701/31.4)
  • Patent number: 10735206
    Abstract: Data in vehicle networks has been treated as proprietary assets, due to car makers' concern of potential IP infringement via extraction of confidential vehicular data. To address this concern, an intermediate gateway in between internal and external networks translates proprietary in-vehicle data to rich type data, thus preventing the exposure of raw in-vehicle data. The translation relies solely on the gateway which can be a direct target of cyberattacks, making it difficult to trust the data through the gateway. This, in turn, requires authentication of the translated data. A communication protocol is presented that provides secure communications between the vehicle's internal components and external entities. The protocol enables authorization of external servers for in-vehicle ECUs as well as authentication and proof of messages between internal and external components to combat a compromised gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
    Inventors: Kang G. Shin, Kyusuk Han
  • Patent number: 10730555
    Abstract: A system controls steering of a motor vehicle in case of an imminent collision with an obstacle. The vehicle includes a system to locate the vehicle relative to its lane and to determine a lateral deviation from the lane center, a determination unit for determining the presence of obstacles, a gyrometer for measuring the rotation speed of the vehicle, and a steering device, the steering angle of which can be controlled based on the measurement of a steering angle sensor or the steering torque of which can be controlled. The control system includes a perception device for determining the maximum lateral distance available for movement of the vehicle relative to obstacles, a decision device for transmitting a correction request based on the trajectory of the vehicle and on the lateral maximum distance, and an intervention device for controlling the steering device to correct the trajectory of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: RENAULT s.a.s.
    Inventors: Nicoleta Minoiu Enache, Mihai Chirca
  • Patent number: 10735955
    Abstract: A method for establishing a wireless connection between a mobile communication device and a communication module (14) of a vehicle (10) with an identifier (17) is disclosed. According to the method, access rights, namely links between vehicle identifiers (17) and user identifiers, as well as data required for establishing the wireless connection, are stored in a database server (16) outside of the mobile communication device. A control unit (11, 12) for carrying out the method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Wabco GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Dieckmann, Heiner Merten, Thomas Wolf
  • Patent number: 10735222
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus includes by way of a gateway apparatus that performs communication with an in-vehicle apparatus capable of playing back a content through a CAN bus, a first communication section that transmits command information for changing a mode of the in-vehicle apparatus to the in-vehicle apparatus, and a second communication section that transmits content data to the in-vehicle apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Kunihiro Orito
  • Patent number: 10728837
    Abstract: A vehicle heads-up display (HUD) includes a smart phone or tablet computer with at least one processor running at least one computer program adapted to enable the HUD to: (i) establish a connection to an on board unit (OBU) of the vehicle using the mechanisms provided by ICMPv6 for IPv6 router discovery, and acquire an IPv6 address through the mechanism of Stateless address auto configuration (SLAAC); (ii) process an authentication challenge from a Roadway Authorization Server (RAS); and (iii) respond to an authentication challenge from said Roadway Authorization Server (RAS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Paxgrid Telemetric Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin Nathanson
  • Patent number: 10718284
    Abstract: An engine maintenance set can be generated via a computerized system using engine status data for an internal combustion engine. The generating can include operating on the engine status data using a set of computer-readable maintenance set generation rules, with the rules correlating an engine maintenance set with a triggering condition. The generating can include determining that the triggering condition is met, with the triggering condition including each of one or more triggering parameters being within one or more corresponding triggering value ranges. The triggering parameters can include at least one engine emission triggering parameter. The generating can further include producing the engine maintenance set using the maintenance set generation rules. The generated engine maintenance set can be issued, with the engine maintenance set including one or more commands to perform one or more maintenance operations to improve efficiency of the engine and/or one or more engine status notifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Emissions-Based Maintenance LLC
    Inventors: Jeramiah Forbush, Steven Forbush
  • Patent number: 10712362
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a system and method for calibrating sensors upon installation in a vehicle. The system includes a sensor set configured to generate output signals conveying vectors of acceleration of the vehicle. The system determines a three-dimensional orientation of the sensor set in relation to the vehicle. The system converts output signals from the sensor set into vectors of acceleration of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SmartDrive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Slaven Sljivar, David Forney, Mark Freitas, Daniel A. Deninger, Jeffrey Griswold, Jason Palmer
  • Patent number: 10709956
    Abstract: A multiplayer sports formation arrangement prompting method adapted to monitor, by a computing device, a formation of a plurality of athletes participating in a multiplayer sport to prompt each of the athletes to adjust a position is provided, in which at least two wind sensors and a positioning device are disposed on or around each of the athletes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Min-Hsiung Liang, Yen-Ting Wu, Wei-Yuan Cheng, Ming-Huan Yang
  • Patent number: 10710600
    Abstract: A fuel economy and comfort control apparatus is provided for a motor vehicle. That apparatus includes a plurality of sensors and a controller. The controller is configured to determine and advise an operator of the motor vehicle of the most fuel efficient mode of operating a climate control system of the motor vehicle to maintain occupant comfort while optimizing fuel efficient operation of the motor vehicle. A related method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Arturo Alberto Garcia Ramirez, Ricardo Aramis Jimenez Villagran
  • Patent number: 10703220
    Abstract: A system and method for wirelessly authorizing access to a charge port for an electric vehicle is provided. The system may first establish a wireless communication link with a charging cord and then receive, from the charging cord, a wireless signal including a charging cord identifier. Upon verifying that the charging cord is authorized for use with the electric vehicle based on the charging cord identifier, a charge port door may be opened providing access to the charge port. A wireless communication link with a charging cord may be established using a challenge-response protocol like some passive entry systems. Alternatively, a wireless communication link may be established using radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology embedded in the charge port and the charging cord handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Riad Ghabra, Aric Henderson Anglin
  • Patent number: 10696309
    Abstract: The embodiments herein relate to a method performed by a UE for handling actions performed by a vehicle. The UE obtains, from the vehicle, action information indicating that an action has been performed by a system comprised in the vehicle. The UE notifies a user after the action has ended that the action has been performed, and provides additional information about the performed action to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: VOLVO CAR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Stina Carlsson
  • Patent number: 10692305
    Abstract: A storage condition setting device searches, from among a plurality of ECUs that reside within an in-vehicle network, for a target ECU corresponding to a diagnostic item that is input to an input unit. In the case that such a target ECU exists, the storage condition setting device acquires from the target ECU equipment information of a vehicle related to storage conditions that correspond to the diagnostic item, and selects and sets as storage condition data in the target ECU only those items that correspond to the equipment information from among the storage conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Ohno, Makoto Uchida
  • Patent number: 10692051
    Abstract: Methods and systems for displaying information sets in determined orders are described. The information sets comprise vehicle service information. An order of information set identifiers associated with the information sets is based on vehicle identifying information of a subset of vehicles, and an additional search term comprising a symptom identifier and/or a vehicle component identifier of a component located on the vehicles. The information set identifiers of the group can be arranged according to a hierarchy of information set identifiers. The information sets are output to a vehicle service tool (VST) that displays the information sets. The VST can provide feedback data indicative of whether any aspect of an information set was selected while displayed. A server can aggregate feedback data received from multiple instances of displaying the information sets and determine a modified order for at least some of the information set identifiers of the previously determined group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Snap-on Incorporated
    Inventors: Patrick S. Merg, Jacob G. Foreman, Todd Mercer, Joshua C. Covington, Kahlil H. Cacabelos, Thomas Southward, Roy S. Brozovich
  • Patent number: 10685334
    Abstract: Systems and methods for an e-commerce enabled digital whiteboard are described. The system receives first initialization information, over a network, from a mobile device that includes a description of a first vehicle and a description of a first repair for the first vehicle. The first initialization information is stored in a first context. The system further receives a first request to attach the first context to an online collaborative workspace. The system further attaches the first context to an online collaborative marker that is associated with the online collaborative workspace. The system further generates a first interface based on the first context. The first interface includes the online collaborative interactive workspace including a first repair schematic including instructions for the first repair for the first vehicle. The system further receives a second request, over the network, from the mobile device that is also processed based on the first context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventor: Jeremy Leigh Cattone
  • Patent number: 10685507
    Abstract: A method performed by a first computing system includes receiving, from a second computing system, a message identifying a symptom of a first vehicle; and sending a repair tip to the second computing system. The repair tip includes a first phrase describing a first procedure performed on a second vehicle that exhibited the symptom, wherein the first procedure performed on the second vehicle yielded a result insufficient to determine that a component of the second vehicle associated with the symptom is defective. The repair tip also includes a second phrase describing a second procedure performed on a given vehicle, wherein the given vehicle is either (i) the second vehicle or (ii) a third vehicle that also exhibited the symptom, wherein the second procedure performed on the given vehicle yielded a result sufficient to determine that a component of the given vehicle associated with the symptom is defective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Snap-on Incorporated
    Inventors: Patrick S. Merg, Jacob G. Foreman
  • Patent number: 10677179
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for coordinating operation of a high pressure EGR control loop with a boost pressure control loop. In one example, following a tip-in, turbine vane position may be adjusted as a function of a maximum permissible exhaust pressure upstream of a turbocharger turbine. The maximum permissible exhaust pressure may be determined as a function of a HP EGR valve position at the time of the tip-in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jon Dixon, Ian Halleron, Andres Arevalo
  • Patent number: 10671037
    Abstract: A machine controller for controlling a machine includes a data memory configured to store maintenance data for at least one of the machine controller or the machine in an electronically processable manner, an imaging processing unit configured to at least partially read the maintenance data from the data memory and to generate image information relating to a graphical representation that includes a first representation area representing a first section of the maintenance data in a form designed for machine readability. The machine controller includes at least one of: a display unit configured to display the graphical representation based on the image information or a data transmission interface configured to transmit the image information indirectly or directly to a service computer to display or evaluate the graphical representation on the service computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Klaus Bauer, Hans-Peter Bock
  • Patent number: 10673954
    Abstract: A state of a registered device that is different from a user device may be determined by a digital service interface. First event data that includes an identification of the registered device and the state of the registered device may be transmitted to the contact center by the digital service interface. Second event data that includes the state of the registered device and information that enables the user to establish the communications session with the contact center may be provided to a user of the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Stewart Stoops, Lizanne Kaiser, Cliff W. Bell
  • Patent number: 10664918
    Abstract: System and methods are disclosed for determining, through vehicle-to-vehicle communication, whether vehicles are involved in autonomous droning. Vehicle driving data and other information may be used to calculate a autonomous droning reward amount. In addition, vehicle involved in a drafting relationship in addition to, or apart from, an autonomous droning relationship may be financially rewarded. Moreover, aspects of the disclosure related to determining ruminative rewards and/or aspects of vehicle insurance procurement/underwriting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventor: Mark V. Slusar
  • Patent number: 10654480
    Abstract: A driver assistance system in a motor vehicle, by which system, when the cruise control is activated, a predefined target speed is maintained essentially constantly via an electronic control device and sensors connected thereto. Depending on a control error with respect to the predefined speed, a drive system and/or a brake system is actuated with the aim of compensating the control error. The electronic control device is configured such that when a coasting mode is present with the cruise control actuated the current speed is detected by way of the sensors and the coasting mode is maintained despite a target-speed-dependent maximum permissible speed having been reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Walter Kagerer, Stefan Knoller, Andreas Lechner
  • Patent number: 10657817
    Abstract: A motor vehicle includes a sensor for scanning a surrounding area. A method for controlling the motor vehicle includes steps of ascertaining a driving situation of the motor vehicle, scanning the surrounding area of the motor vehicle with the aid of the sensor, processing the scanned information and controlling the motor vehicle on the basis of the processed information. The scanning and/or processing are/is carried out as a function of the ascertained driving situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Schoenherr, Stefan Nordbruch
  • Patent number: 10649625
    Abstract: A device and method for adapting the content of a status bar to a screen. The method includes activation of an input element with respect to the status bar, reception of user input, and adaptation of the contents of the status bar in which additional information is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AG
    Inventors: Holger Wild, Mark Peter Czelnik, Frank Althoff
  • Patent number: 10640060
    Abstract: A verification system for verifying the thoroughness of automotive repairs. The system is adapted to retrieve electronic data and information from an onboard automobile computer or electronic system after a purported repair has been completed. The presence of fault codes or other problem data is an indication that such repairs have not been completed, while the absence of such fault codes or problem data is an indication that the repairs have been completed thoroughly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Innova Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Ieon C. Chen
  • Patent number: 10640037
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a controller, programmed to responsive to detecting a speeding event, generate an alert factor and send an alert to at least one of an in-vehicle output device or an outside-vehicle output device based on the alert factor; and responsive to detecting a user failing to respond, increase the alert factor and send the alert for output based on the increased alert factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Pramita Mitra, Yifan Chen, Qianyi Wang, Abhishek Sharma, Brian Nash, Theodore Wingrove, Adam Brooks, Jenna Love
  • Patent number: 10633054
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for providing rider control assemblies for adjusting and displaying pressure and height settings for vehicle air suspension devices, such as on adjustable air shocks and air struts, used in vehicles such as motorcycles. The assemblies can have a protruding eyelet portion that can be mounted to existing control panel clamps on motorcycle handlebars. The assemblies can have two part housings attached to one another by waterproof gaskets placed in opposite facing channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: ARNOTT T&P HOLDING, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Arnott, Matt Edward Kirar
  • Patent number: 10627834
    Abstract: An aircraft control device calculates trajectories of multiple aircraft that is member of a flight by use of a method such as Direct Collocation with Nonlinear Programming (DCNLP), in which an optimal solution is obtained by discretizing continuous variables. Nodes indicating the trajectory are calculated and set by substituting a discretized control variable of the aircraft into an aircraft equation of motion, or by use of other methods. Instead of calculating the trajectory of the aircraft as a continuous problem, discretisation reduces the calculation amount and time required for the trajectory calculation. The aircraft control device then determines, from among trajectories satisfying constraints corresponding to the role of the aircraft, an optimal trajectory based on an evaluation value obtained by an objective function corresponding to the role. Accordingly, the aircraft control device can calculate a more optimal trajectory corresponding to the role of the aircraft in a shorter time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Koichi Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 10625772
    Abstract: One of objects of the present invention is to provide a power steering apparatus capable of improving accuracy of abnormality detection. A power steering apparatus includes a steering mechanism configured to transmit a rotation of a steering wheel to a turning target wheel, an electric motor configured to provide a steering force to the steering mechanism, a torque sensor configured to detect a steering torque generated on the steering mechanism, and a control unit configured to calculate, based on the steering torque, an instruction signal for controlling driving of the electric motor and output the instruction signal to the electric motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuo Sasaki, Makoto Goto
  • Patent number: 10618519
    Abstract: Systems and methods are directed to lane change control for an autonomous vehicle. In one example, a computer-implemented method for determining whether to abort a lane change in an autonomous vehicle includes initiating, by a computing system comprising one or more computing devices, a lane change procedure for an autonomous vehicle. The method further includes obtaining, by the computing system, data indicative of one or more changed objects relative to the autonomous vehicle. The method further includes determining, by the computing system, that the lane change procedure cannot be completed by the autonomous vehicle based at least in part on the data indicative of one or more changed objects. The method further includes in response to determining that the lane change cannot be completed by the autonomous vehicle, generating, by the computing system, a motion plan that controls the autonomous vehicle to abort the lane change procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: UATC LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Philip Marden, Eric Michael Perko
  • Patent number: 10621872
    Abstract: If a vehicle with a user on board becomes undrivable due to insufficient power, a server uses first information, second information, and third information to set a vehicle-switching location between a current location of the vehicle and a destination, and dispatches a vehicle to the vehicle-switching location. When the vehicle joins the vehicle at the vehicle-switching location, the vehicle travels toward the destination with the user on board. After the user gets off the vehicle, the vehicle travels by self-driving toward a charging station. The first information is positional information of the charging station. The second information is information on a self-driving route of the vehicle from the vehicle-switching location to the charging station. The third information is information indicating reliability about whether or not the vehicle can arrive at the charging station by self-driving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takenori Shimizu, Naoki Kurokawa, Junya Watanabe, Jun Goto, Koji Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 10621796
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, and apparatus for managing firmware, settings, and parameters of an automotive controller using a local device, a client device, and a system server. The local device is connected to the automotive controller and is wirelessly connected to the client device. The client device is connected to the system server. The client device receives engine data from the local device that receives the engine data from the automotive controller and the client device sends the engine data to the server system. Firmware, settings, and parameter updates are selected with the client device, sent to the local device, and then sent to the automotive controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: EZ Lynk SEZC
    Inventors: Brad Gintz, Thomas Wood
  • Patent number: 10614640
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, and apparatus for managing firmware, settings, and parameters of an automotive controller using a local device, a client device, and a system server. The local device is connected to the automotive controller and is wirelessly connected to the client device. The client device is connected to the system server. The client device receives engine data from the local device that receives the engine data from the automotive controller and the client device sends the engine data to the server system. Firmware, settings, and parameter updates are selected with the client device, sent to the local device, and then sent to the automotive controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: EZ Lynk SEZC
    Inventors: Brad Gintz, Thomas Wood, Frederick Hershel Savage
  • Patent number: 10614434
    Abstract: A kiosk comprises a display for displaying information related to a payment of a vehicle service; a special purpose processor that processes the payment of the vehicle service; and a dispenser for providing a key of the vehicle after the payment is processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Jimmie R. Clark, Michael Lawerance Payne, Jeffrey L. Stone
  • Patent number: 10607207
    Abstract: Embodiments of a method and a cloud-assisted fueling system for one-touch fueling authorization are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Safeway Inc.
    Inventors: Carrie Rasmussen, Raj Raghavan, Saju Sreekumar
  • Patent number: 10606256
    Abstract: A method to prevent parasitic current drain of a vehicle battery includes shutting off the vehicle ignition to initiate a power down sequence of electronic control units, and detecting an excessive current draw condition from the vehicle battery after the vehicle ignition is shut off for a predetermined period of time. After verifying that an excessive current draw condition exists by analyzing data collected from the vehicle, the method continues with powering up the electronic control units on a vehicle communications network and broadcasting a system state equals run, and broadcasting a system state equals off on the vehicle communications network after the electronic control units have reached steady state operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Dean R. Halonen, Chans C. Head, Cole E. Leether, Joshua D. Smith
  • Patent number: 10600261
    Abstract: A method for use with a vehicle having one or more subsystems includes receiving vehicle health management (VHM) information via a controller indicative of a state of health of the subsystem. The VHM information is based on prior testing results of the subsystem. The method includes determining a required testing profile using the testing results, applying the testing profile to the subsystem to thereby control a state of the subsystem, and measuring a response of the subsystem to the applied testing profile. The method also includes recording additional testing results in memory of the controller that is indicative of a response of the subsystem to the applied testing profile. The vehicle includes a plurality of subsystems and a controller configured to execute the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Xiaoyu Huang, Shengbing Jiang, Wen-Chiao Lin, Chaitanya Sankavaram, Yao Hu, Shiming Duan, Yilu Zhang, Paul E. Krajewski
  • Patent number: 10599145
    Abstract: Consumption information associated with a user consuming video segments may be obtained. The consumption information may define user engagement during a video segment and/or user response to the video segment. Sets of flight control settings associated with capture of the video segments may be obtained. The flight control settings may define aspects of a flight control subsystem for the unmanned aerial vehicle and/or a sensor control subsystem for the unmanned aerial vehicle. The preferences for the flight control settings of the unmanned aerial vehicle may be determined based upon the first set and the second set of flight control settings. Instructions may be transmitted to the unmanned aerial vehicle. The instructions may include the determined preferences for the flight control settings and being configured to cause the unmanned aerial vehicle to adjust the flight control settings to the determined preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Pablo Lema, Shu Ching Ip
  • Patent number: 10585435
    Abstract: The travel route calculation device includes a travel route calculation unit configured to calculate a travel route for a subject vehicle to arrive at a destination, a feature detection unit configured to detect a feature, and a distance measurement unit configured to measure a distance from the subject vehicle to the feature as a necessary recognition distance. The necessary recognition distance is necessary for the subject vehicle to recognize the feature when deciding an action of the subject vehicle. The travel route calculation device further includes a determination unit configured to determine difficulty in recognizing the feature, on the basis of a detection range of the feature detection unit and the necessary recognition distance. The travel route calculation unit calculates the travel route while avoiding a location at which recognition of the feature is determined to be difficult by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Susumu Fujita
  • Patent number: 10565807
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes: determining, by a computer device, a value of an operating condition of a component of a vehicle; obtaining, by the computer device, a comparison value for the operating condition from one of: a same type component on the same vehicle; a same type component on at least one other vehicle; and a remote database; comparing, by the computer device, the determined value to the comparison value; determining, by the computer device and based on the comparing, whether the determined value deviates from the comparison value by more than a threshold amount; and generating an alert in the vehicle based on the determining the determined value deviates from the comparison value by more than the threshold amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gregory J. Boss, Andrew R. Jones, Charles S. Lingafelt, Kevin C. McConnell, John E. Moore, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10559283
    Abstract: A system that self-remediates damage wherein the system recognizes an abnormal physical stress to the system, determines that the system has been damaged and remediates the damage by salvaging what is undamaged or providing alternative ways to handle the broken parts of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Titus Woo
  • Patent number: 10547502
    Abstract: A vehicle system includes a telematics control unit (TCU) coupled to a plurality of vehicle controllers. The TCU is configured to periodically record in a log wireless activity data relating to an authentication, attachment, signaling, detachment, and handover procedure of the TCU to provide one or more remote vehicle services. The TCU is further configured to, responsive to detecting a cellular malfunction from the logged data, wirelessly transmit at least a portion of the log that corresponds to the cellular malfunction offboard the vehicle for a remote server configured to diagnose operation of the TCU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Aziz Makkiya, Tony Zakaria, Rajesh Balaji Vijayan, Allan Miramonti, John Naum Vangelov, Ritesh Pandya
  • Patent number: 10538166
    Abstract: A portable charger device 200 includes a charger device side battery 3, a first charging control section 31 for non-quick charging of the charger device side battery 3 by power supply from an external power source 8, and a second charging control section 32 for quick charging of a vehicle side battery 4 mounted on an electric vehicle 100 by power supply from the charger device side battery 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Hirokazu Ito, Yasuhiro Manji, Kazuaki Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10536602
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming device which is capable of connecting an external storage device. After the external storage device has been connected to the image forming device, the image forming device performs a software installation based on setting data acquired from the external storage device. The image forming device stores a script for executing steps required for the executed software installation in ordered sequence in the external storage device. When the script has already been stored in the external storage device upon connection of the external storage device to the image forming device, the image forming device performs the software installation by implementing the steps in the ordered sequence in accordance with the script.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takahiro Onsen
  • Patent number: 10527477
    Abstract: A method of reporting fuel consumption, the method comprising: providing a vehicle having a fuel level monitor; repeatedly measuring fuel consumption by the vehicle with the monitor; providing a server operable to generate fuel consumption reports, and transmitting the fuel consumption measurements via a communication channel between the fuel level monitor and the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: Azzam Azzam
  • Patent number: 10515492
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an aggregation circuit, an analysis circuit, and a data visualization circuit. The aggregation circuit is structured to receive at least one of (i) vehicle data indicative of a least one operating characteristic of one or more vehicles from the one or more vehicles and (ii) technician data indicative of at least one diagnostic characteristic of the one or more vehicles representative of a technician servicing event. The analysis circuit is structured to interpret the at least one of the vehicle data and the technician data to facilitate remote monitoring of the one or more vehicles. The data visualization circuit is structured to receive a display request for providing a graphical user interface to a user display device. The display request includes configurable options for providing the graphical user interface in a desired graphical format including the at least one of the vehicle data and the technician data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Cummins, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael F. Mattern, Lathika Amin, James C. Dager, Austin Davis, Gorance V. Eftimovski, Ramsundar Muthusubramanian, Paula Piercecchi Watson
  • Patent number: 10510194
    Abstract: A storage maintains energy estimates corresponding to function requests for vehicles. A processor of a server is programmed to receive a function request for a vehicle, and direct the vehicle to perform the function request responsive to determining, according to battery information received from the vehicle and an energy estimate corresponding to the function request, that the vehicle has sufficient energy to perform the function request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David Randolph Roberts, Robert Stanko, Mark Anthony Rockwell, Benjamin M. Rocci, Christian Krozal
  • Patent number: 10504312
    Abstract: A computing device may be configured to transition control over one or more functions of a rental unit to a user (e.g., a traveler) based on one or more of time, geo-location and access credentials. Access may be granted to the traveler to use one or more home automation functions including a HVAC system, a thermostat, lighting, security alarm, automated door locks, etc. An owner of the rental unit may have access to some or all of the home automation functions blocked during the traveler's stay at the rental unit, and at an end of the stay owner access to those functions may be enabled. Some functions may be activated prior to the traveler's arrival at the unit based on a time to arrival and/or distance from the unit. An application on a traveler's computing device may be configured to summon a repair service for the unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: HomeAway.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Hedley Turner, Daniel Steven Haligas, Velayudhan Pillai Venugopal, Alex Holm Devine
  • Patent number: 10503574
    Abstract: Systems and methods are validating data in a data set. A data set including data to validate and a validator to use in validating the data is selected based on user input generated based on interactions of a user with a graphical user interface. The validator is applied to the data to determine whether one or more statistics generated through application of the validator to the data is valid or invalid based on a validation routine associated with the validator. A data quality report indicating whether the data set is valid or invalid, based on a determination of whether the one or more statistics is valid or invalid, is generated and selectively presented to the user through the graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: David Lisuk, Guodong Xu, Luis Voloch, Matthew Elkherj
  • Patent number: 10495721
    Abstract: A communication device includes: a receiving unit that receives first peripheral device data, which relates to a movement state of a first peripheral device, and second peripheral device data, which relates to a movement state of a second peripheral device; an acquiring unit that acquires host device data which relates to a movement state of a host device; a control unit that calculates host device collision prediction time between the first peripheral device and the host device and other device collision prediction time between the first peripheral device and the second peripheral device, and shortens a transmission interval of the host device data when the host device collision prediction time is shorter than a predetermined value and the host device collision prediction time is shorter than the other device collision prediction time; and a transmission unit that transmits the host device data according to the transmission interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Hirayama, Satoshi Yoshinaga, Yukihito Ikami
  • Patent number: 10489751
    Abstract: An information system has: a component memory for storing component data sets; a component link device for creating component links in the one component link memory; a document memory for storing document data sets; a document link device for linking entries for components for which a component data set exists in the component memory to the corresponding component data set; and a document access device having a document selection device and an evaluation device that is fashioned to (i) identify first component data sets linked to a first document data set, (ii) identify second component data sets linked to the identified first component data sets, and (iii) identify second document data sets linked to the identified second component data sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Schneider, Joerg Seitter
  • Patent number: 10489990
    Abstract: A vehicle diagnostic device is described for determining the condition of at least one component of a motor vehicle includes an interface device, which may be coupleable to a diagnostic interface of the motor vehicle, a first data transmission device, which is coupled to the interface device, a second data transmission device, which is coupled to the interface device, the first and second data transmission devices being identical circuits, and a data processing device, which is coupled to the first and second data transmission devices, the data processing device being configured to carry out a plurality of diagnostic protocols and additionally being configured to carry out different diagnostic protocols via the first and second data transmission devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Fabian Hokenmaier, Stefan Doehren, Marco Le Brun