Vehicle Patents (Class 703/8)
  • Patent number: 11403441
    Abstract: A method for checking a vehicle dynamics model of a vehicle, with which a value of an output variable is ascertainable from a value of a variable input variable, for multiple values of the input variable respectively associated model-based values of the output variable being ascertained with the aid of vehicle dynamics model, for the multiple values of the input variable at the vehicle respectively associated vehicle-based values of the output variable being ascertained, difference values being ascertained from mutually corresponding model-based values and vehicle-based values, respectively, an updated dataset of the ascertained difference values being compared with a comparison dataset with the aid of a comparison method and a concordance measure being ascertained in the process, and the vehicle dynamics model being determined to be valid if the concordance measure meets a predefined concordance criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Stephan Rhode, Johannes Von Keler
  • Patent number: 11393355
    Abstract: A system for flight simulation of an electric aircraft. The system includes a pilot control. The pilot control is configured to receive an input from a user. The system includes a pilot command that is generated by the pilot control. The system includes a computing device configured to generate a simulation. The simulation includes an electric aircraft model. The electric aircraft model is configured to simulate a performance of an electric aircraft. The performance is determined by at least the pilot command. The simulation is configured to provide feedback to the user based on the performance of the electric aircraft. The simulation is further configured to updated the electric aircraft model as a function of the pilot command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: BETA AIR, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Granger Warren, Charles C. Guthrie, Nicholas Moy, Alexander Hoekje List
  • Patent number: 11386128
    Abstract: Embodiments for automatic feature learning for predictive modeling in a computing environment by a processor. A first table and a second table are joined based on an edge between the first table and the second table defined by an entity graph thereby creating a resulting joined table that is connected by a column of data. The resulting joined table is used as an input into one or more neural network operations that transform the resulting joined table to one or more features to predict a target variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Beat Buesser, Thanh Lam Hoang, Mathieu Sinn, Ngoc Minh Tran
  • Patent number: 11379627
    Abstract: A method for certifying a design of a liquid container onboard a vehicle for manufacture of the liquid container is provided. The method includes generating a computer geometric model of the liquid container according to the design, and executable code to reproduce dynamics and operational parameters of the vehicle, with the dynamics of the vehicle including dynamics during a vehicle maneuver that is selectable from a database of vehicle dynamics for a plurality of vehicle maneuvers. The method includes executing a simulating application to perform a simulation of liquid sloshing in the liquid container onboard the vehicle is performed subject to the dynamics and operational parameters, and iterate the simulation to refine a prediction of loads and stresses on the liquid container from the simulation produced thereby. Locations within the liquid container more vulnerable to fatigue-risk are identified based on the prediction, and output for certification of the design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Daniel ReMine, Richard Joel Thompson, Sean Auffinger
  • Patent number: 11373362
    Abstract: Methods and systems and for calculating light projection obstruction in human vision analyses are described. The methods and systems include an integration of formulas, algorithms, databases, and interactive interfaces that capture, document, and deliver the results of human vision studies. The methods and systems calculate the amount of vision obstruction for a particular device by producing a rendered image having pixels and designating the pixels in the rendered image to have various colors. Certain types of colors are designated for representing objects in the rendered image to be visible to the user, and other types of colors are designated to represent objects that are obstructed in the rendered image. The methods and systems may also be integrated into, and displayed within, conventional virtual reality, augmented reality, and/or mixed reality equipment and/or systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Ocular3D Systems LLC
    Inventor: Stephen Sadler
  • Patent number: 11367345
    Abstract: Hybrid light personal electric vehicle analysis is disclosed herein. An example method includes determining empirical data from a light personal electric vehicle (LPEV) over a period of time, determining LPEV behaviors from the empirical data during the period of time, and building a hybrid simulation model over the period of time by switching between a pedestrian simulation model when the LPEV behaviors correspond to pedestrian behaviors and a vehicle simulation model when the LPEV behaviors correspond to vehicle behaviors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Archak Mittal, Andrea Broaddus, James Fishelson, Richard Twumasi-Boakye, Xiaolin Cai, Dhanush Harihar, Mohammed Fayaj navaz, Amit Bhagwan
  • Patent number: 11327878
    Abstract: A method for rating a software component of a software-in-the-loop (SiL) environment, a target hardware including at least one target hardware component being simulated by an SiL environment including at least one corresponding software component, both the target hardware and the SiL environment being subjected to a test situation, while the target hardware and the SiL environment are being subjected to the test situation, output data being generated in each case by both the target hardware and the SiL environment and the output data of the target hardware being compared to the outputs of the SiL environment, the software component being rated on the basis of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Indrasen Raghupatruni, Thomas Huber, Antonia Reiter
  • Patent number: 11312188
    Abstract: A tire deterioration state prediction method for predicting, by a computer, the deterioration state of a tire using a tire model configured from multiple elements comprises an information acquisition step for acquiring information relating to a use environment, which includes the pressure history and the temperature history in an air chamber during tire use, and the history of load acting on the tire, and information relating to the tire characteristics, including the material characteristics of members configuring the tire; a temperature history calculation step for calculating, for each element, the temperature history of the tire on the basis of the information acquired in the information acquisition step; an oxygen concentration history calculation step for calculating, for each element, the oxygen concentration history on the basis of the information and the temperature history of each element; and a tire deterioration state evaluation step for evaluating the deterioration state of the tire on the basis
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Tamura, Keiichi Sakai, Shinichiro Yamazaki, Seita Komori
  • Patent number: 11316242
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are described herein for compactable antennas. Exemplary compactable antennas include a support structure and a reflector surface. The support structure may directly or indirectly define the reflector shape. Exemplary embodiments comprise deployable support structures to permit the compactable antenna to have a smaller volume stowed configuration and a larger volume deployed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: L'Garde, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur Libornio Palisoc, Linden Bolisay
  • Patent number: 11313692
    Abstract: Provided is a navigation server or the like capable of promoting enhancement of convenience in traffic of moving bodies with a comprehensive consideration of various factors of each link. There is found a server route R configured by link groups that connect a starting point p1 and a destination point p2 of a navigation client 2 of interest, the server route R having a minimum total value ?C2 of second moving costs C2 in the link groups. The second costs C2 result from first moving costs C1 corrected based on various factors, such as combinations of “static factors” and “dynamic factors”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Aiko Sugawara, Takuro Masuda, Hiroshi Inoue
  • Patent number: 11263363
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems, methods, and computer-readable storage devices for automatic generation of a design model of a building. To illustrate, a computing device may generate a design model, such as a three-dimensional model of a building, based on criteria and layout information. The design model may indicate a layout of one or more rooms (or other spaces), locations of one or more hallways, doors, windows, furniture, fixtures, or a combination thereof, within the building. The computing device may perform a load analysis based on the design model and enable selection of equipment to be included in the building based on the load analysis. Virtual models of the equipment, and connections between the equipment, may be automatically added to the design model by the computing device, thereby reducing user input and cost, and improving speed, associated with the building design process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: ANGL LLC
    Inventor: Cameron Gifford
  • Patent number: 11225284
    Abstract: Method for estimating a steering torque, in particular for the lateral control of a vehicle, comprising the steps of detecting at least one signal on a current vehicle state and/or current vehicle environment, determining a desired steering angle by a steering control unit based on the at least one detected signal, estimating a vehicle lateral force on the basis of a tire dynamics model, including the determined steering angle as an input factor, estimating a vehicle lateral force on the basis of a lateral dynamics model, correcting the lateral force value estimated by the tire dynamics model on the basis of the lateral force value estimated by the lateral dynamics model, estimating a self-aligning torque based on the corrected lateral force value, and estimating a steering torque from the estimated self-aligning torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Chairit Wuthishuwong
  • Patent number: 11221623
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling a vehicle. The methods comprise: receiving, by a computing device from at least one sensor, first sensor information specifying actions taken by a person while driving the vehicle or another vehicle; performing machine learning operations to learn first driving habits of the person based on at least one of the first sensor information; determining at least one autonomous driving rule for a particular driving style setting of a plurality of driving style setting options based on the machine-learned driving habits of the person; programming the particular driving style setting using the at least one autonomous driving rule; and causing the vehicle to enforce the at least one autonomous driving rule when the particular driving style setting is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
    Inventor: Mehrdad Nojoumian
  • Patent number: 11203315
    Abstract: Among other things, a documentation of a crash involving a vehicle is generated automatically. Telematics data is received that has been produced by one or more sensors associated with a telematics device at the vehicle. Based on the telematics data, a vehicle crash period is determined that begins at a start time and ends at an end time of the vehicle crash. Based on the telematics data, one or more metrics are determined associated with the vehicle during the vehicle crash period. Based on one or more metrics, a human-readable documentation of the vehicle crash is generated automatically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Cambridge Mobile Telematics Inc.
    Inventors: Kimberly Shea, Geronimo Mirano, Jun-geun Park, William Bradley
  • Patent number: 11169052
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure are directed to estimating a gearbox gear for a test run from available measured values of a test drive. In some embodiments, a chronological sequence of a vehicle speed and an engine speed may be used as measured values, a number of areas with a linear relationship between the vehicle speed and the engine speed being identified by means of a clustering algorithm from data points from related vehicle speeds and engine speeds. The clustering algorithm, in accordance with some specific embodiments, assigns the data points to the number of areas and calculates a cluster center for each area, which is interpreted as a gear. The gear linked to the cluster center of the area is assigned to the data points of an area in order to obtain a chronological sequence of gears, and used as a target value of the test run.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: AVL List GmbH
    Inventors: Camillo Signor, Emre Kural, Gerald Hochmann, Wolfgang Winkler
  • Patent number: 11156707
    Abstract: A system for providing integrated detection and countermeasures against unmanned aerial vehicles include a detecting element, a location determining element and an interdiction element. The detecting element detects an unmanned aerial vehicle in flight in the region of, or approaching, a property, place, event or very important person. The location determining element determines the exact location of the unmanned aerial vehicle. The interdiction element can either direct the unmanned aerial vehicle away from the property, place, event or very important person in a non-destructive manner, or can cause disable the unmanned aerial vehicle in a destructive manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: XiDrone Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Dwaine A. Parker, Damon E. Stern, Lawrence S. Pierce
  • Patent number: 11132476
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media are disclosed for automatically generating aircraft models by modifying quantitative design variables based on joint analysis of aerodynamic, structural, and/or energy performance. For example, in one or more embodiments, disclosed systems iteratively modify ailerons and a propulsion system based on performance criteria until a balancing metric converges. The disclosed systems then determine performance metrics corresponding to the aircraft model with the modified ailerons and propulsion system, such as stresses and deflections under performance load, a measure of aeroelastic stability, and a battery performance metric. The disclosed systems can then modify design variables based on the determined performance metrics to explore the design space and generate a new aircraft model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Dorian Frederic Marie Colas, Vishvas Samuel Suryakumar, Nicholas Roberts
  • Patent number: 11092085
    Abstract: A method for operating a gas turbine system includes utilizing a gas turbine controller to determine a schedule for a firing temperature for operative burners of a second combustor located downstream of a first combustor when the gas turbine system is operating in a low part load mode. During the low part load mode, multiple burners for the second combustor are switched-off. Further, the schedule is determined based on a position of inlet guide vanes of a compressor of the gas turbine system located upstream of both the first and second combustors. The method also includes controlling the firing temperature of the operative burners utilizing the schedule during the low part load mode to keep the gas turbine system within relevant operational limits of the gas turbine system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Martin Erwin Gassner, Paula Beneyto Satorres, Vincent Georges Christian Daniel Lonneux, Stefano Bernero, Dirk Therkorn, Sr.
  • Patent number: 11030361
    Abstract: An automated modelling system for automatically and quickly creating computer-aided-engineering model of body in white structures such as members, braces, and joints based on limited inputs from a user. The automated modelling system generally includes a computer system which receives various inputs from the user, including but not limited to trajectories, axis along height, any base components, height, width, angle, size, radius, thickness, and the like. Using these inputs, the computer system will automatically create the desired elements, such as members, braces, or joints, based on user inputs. The computer system may also adjust existing elements, mesh elements, and parameterize elements based on user inputs received via an interface displayed on the computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Detroit Engineered Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Radhakrishnan Mariappasamy, Raymond E. Chaney
  • Patent number: 10970790
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for navigating a host vehicle. In some embodiments, the system may include at least one processing device programmed to: receive at least one image representative of an environment of the host vehicle; determine a navigational action of the host vehicle; analyze the at least one image to identify a target vehicle in the environment of the host vehicle; determine a next-state distance between the host vehicle and the target vehicle that would result if the navigational action was taken; determine a maximum braking capability of the host vehicle, a maximum acceleration capability of the host vehicle, and a speed of the host vehicle; determine a stopping distance for the host vehicle; determine a speed of the target vehicle; and implement the navigational action if the determined stopping distance for the host vehicle is less than the next-state distance summed with a target vehicle travel distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Shai Shalev-Shwartz, Amnon Shashua, Shaked Shammah
  • Patent number: 10934688
    Abstract: A shovel includes a traveling undercarriage, an upper rotating structure swingably mounted on the traveling undercarriage, an attachment attached to the upper rotating structure and including a boom, an arm, and an end attachment, and a display device. The display device is configured to display the attitude information of the end attachment in a three-dimensional model that enables three-dimensional visual recognition of the attitude information. The three-dimensional model is displayed in accordance with the attitude of the end attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO(S.H.I.) CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Nishi
  • Patent number: 10915676
    Abstract: A method and system for recertifying an interactive computer simulation station from certification rules provided by an authoritative source. A baseline results of the station, generated upon certification thereof is obtained. While executing a simulation in the station, tangible instruments are stimulated in real-time for generating subsequent test results. Deviated parameters are identified with a test result incompliant with a target value. For the deviated parameters, a previously certified deviated value is obtained from the baseline results. A previously accepted deviation value is computed. A challenged deviation value is computed between the test result value, the target value and the baseline value. A delta deviation value is computed between the previously accepted deviation value and the challenged deviation value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: CAE Inc.
    Inventors: Louis Lamontagne, Michael Gordon, Jonathan Dore, Gregory Chorkawy
  • Patent number: 10891855
    Abstract: A method to schedule intelligent traffic lights in real time based on digital infochemicals (DIs) is disclosed. The method takes advantage of DIs as medium to both predicate traffic flow and smooth the green/Cycle (g/C) ratio. First collect DIs, then update DIs by three actions including aggregation, evaporation, and propagation. After that, adjust the g/C ratio of the traffic light. DIs have the function of prediction due to the propagation that allows DIs reach the traffic earlier than the real traffic flow. On the other hand, DIs have the function of memory due to the evaporation that remembers the information of the historical traffic flow. The prediction and memory of DIs, as the reason why DIs are superior to the pure traffic flow, give the DI-based intelligent traffic light compelling advantages over the pure traffic based intelligent traffic light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: DALIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Guangyu Zou, Dan Shi, Lili Zhang
  • Patent number: 10877476
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle simulation system for analyzing motion planners is disclosed. A particular embodiment includes: receiving map data corresponding to a real world driving environment; obtaining perception data and configuration instructions and data including pre-defined parameters and executables defining a specific driving behavior for each of a plurality of simulated dynamic vehicles; generating simulated perception data for each of the plurality of simulated dynamic vehicles based on the map data, the perception data, and the configuration instructions and data; receiving vehicle control messages from an autonomous vehicle control system; and simulating the operation and behavior of a real world autonomous vehicle based on the vehicle control messages received from the autonomous vehicle control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: TUSIMPLE, INC.
    Inventors: Liu Liu, Yuwei Wang, Xing Sun, Yufei Zhao, Wutu Lin
  • Patent number: 10860018
    Abstract: A system and method for generating simulated vehicles with configured behaviors for analyzing autonomous vehicle motion planners are disclosed. A particular embodiment includes: receiving perception data from a plurality of perception data sensors; obtaining configuration instructions and data including pre-defined parameters and executables defining a specific driving behavior for each of a plurality of simulated dynamic vehicles; generating a target position and target speed for each of the plurality of simulated dynamic vehicles, the generated target positions and target speeds being based on the perception data and the configuration instructions and data; and generating a plurality of trajectories and acceleration profiles to transition each of the plurality of simulated dynamic vehicles from a current position and speed to the corresponding target position and target speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: TUSIMPLE, INC.
    Inventors: Xingdong Li, Xing Sun, Wutu Lin, Liu Liu
  • Patent number: 10846906
    Abstract: In embodiments of animation using keyframing and projected dynamics simulation, an animation object is displayed with handles associated with object regions for the animation object, each handle being selectable for setting animation constraints on an object region. An animation simulator receives a user input designating a particular handle with an animation constraint, and sets the animation constraint on the particular handle for the associated object region. The animation simulator also receives another user input, designating a timing of the object region associated with the particular handle of the animation object through multiple frames in an animation sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel M. Kaufman, Jovan Popovic, Yunfei Bai
  • Patent number: 10814925
    Abstract: A customized proposal system for a vehicle part capable of performing a proposal for a design part that matches user's preference is provided. The customized proposal system for the vehicle part includes a vehicle operating information acquisition unit configured to acquire vehicle operating information at least including traveling information on a vehicle; and a proposal unit configured to estimate preference of a vehicle user based on the vehicle operating information, perform selection of a part attachment position in the vehicle and design of the design part to be attached to the part attachment position based on the preference of the vehicle user that has been estimated, and propose the design part that has been designed to the vehicle user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoru Ohno
  • Patent number: 10807600
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a vehicle subsystem, a user interface, and a controller. The user interface is configured to display a plurality of selectable vehicle models. The controller is programmed to, in response to a selection of a particular vehicle model, adjust a parameter of the subsystem to emulate a corresponding subsystem parameter of the particular vehicle model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dale F. Jordan, III, Fernando Villavicencio, Brendan Jenkins, Dominic Gelfuso
  • Patent number: 10803211
    Abstract: A multiple fluid model tool for interdisciplinary fluid modeling is presented. For example, a system includes a modeling component, a machine learning component, and a three-dimensional design component. The modeling component generates a three-dimensional model of a mechanical device based on a library of stored data elements. The machine learning component predicts one or more characteristics of the mechanical device based on input data and a machine learning process associated with the three-dimensional model. The three-dimensional design component that provides a three-dimensional design environment associated with the three-dimensional model. The three-dimensional design environment renders physics modeling data of the mechanical device based on the input data and the one or more characteristics of the mechanical device on the three-dimensional model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Zain S. Dweik, Engin Danis, Bahriye Okur, Kutay Gunal
  • Patent number: 10803649
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method that provides tools for defining a scene including media objects in a multi-dimensional space. The method provides a set of user interface tools for adjusting a region of focus for rendering the space from a particular location within a particular field of view. In some embodiments, the region of focus is a first region in the space within the particular field of view and the space further includes a second region outside of the region of focus within the particular field of view. In some embodiments, the method also provides a set of effects for applying to the second region but not the first region to visually indicate the first region as the region of focus within the space and the second region as a region outside of the region of focus within the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Sheeler, Gregory Niles, Gregory B. Abbas, Guido Hucking, Sidhartha Deb
  • Patent number: 10762111
    Abstract: Embodiments for automatic feature learning for predictive modelling in a computing environment by a processor. A first table and a second table are joined based on an edge between the first table and the second table defined by an entity graph thereby creating a resulting joined table that is connected by a column of data. The resulting joined table is used as an input into one or more neural network operations that transform the resulting joined table to one or more features to predict a target variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Beat Buesser, Thanh Lam Hoang, Mathieu Sinn, Ngoc Minh Tran
  • Patent number: 10737649
    Abstract: A computer implemented method of reconstructing vehicle behaviour for a vehicle that has been subject to a critical event, the method comprising: receiving vehicle sensor data associated with vehicle motion; receiving a critical event notification signal, the critical event notification signal being associated with a critical event time for the critical event; deriving, from the received vehicle sensor data, a vehicle trajectory within a time window prior and adjacent to the critical event time; analysing the vehicle trajectory to determine forces acting through the vehicle system; outputting a notification signal in the event that one or more of the determined forces exceeds one of more of the operating parameters of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED
    Inventor: Spencer Salter
  • Patent number: 10691088
    Abstract: An actuator simulator card that is programmable with one or more actuator simulation models is provided. The actuator simulator card may include a first interface configured to communicate with a programmable computer, a second interface configured to communicate with an actuator controller, and a simulation module in communication with each of the first interface and the second interface. The simulation module may be configured to receive at least one actuator simulation model corresponding to at least one actuator from the first interface, receive excitation signals and command signals for operating the actuator from the second interface, and determine simulated feedback signals based on the excitation signals, the command signals, and the actuator simulation model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Michael Moore
  • Patent number: 10666734
    Abstract: A server system for an aircraft is provided. In one embodiment, the server system comprises an aircraft server unit that is operative to receive data from one or more data sources, and a software development kit (SDK) application server in operative communication with the aircraft server unit. The SDK application server comprises one or more processing core modules configured to process the data from the one or more data sources, and one or more application modules including one or more aircraft tablet device logic modules that are configured to respectively execute one or more aircraft tablet device applications. The data processed by the one or more processing core modules is separated from the one or more aircraft tablet device logic modules. The SDK application server is configured to communicate with one or more external portable computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Matej Dusik, John Beckwith, John Hajdukiewicz, Filip Magula, Frantisek Mikulu, Jiri Vasek
  • Patent number: 10635764
    Abstract: A method for providing vehicle navigation simulation environment may comprise recursively performing steps (1)-(4) for a time period: (1) providing one or more states of a simulation environment to a simulated agent, wherein: the simulated agent comprises a simulated vehicle, and the states comprise a first current time and a first current location of the simulated vehicle; (2) obtaining an action by the simulated vehicle when the simulated vehicle has no passenger, wherein the action is selected from: waiting at the first current location of the simulated vehicle, and transporting M passenger groups; (3) determining a reward to the simulated vehicle for the action; and (4) updating the one or more states based on the action to obtain one or more updated states for providing to the simulated vehicle, wherein: the updated states comprise a second current time and a second current location of the simulated vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: DiDi Research America, LLC
    Inventors: Zhiwei Qin, Ishan Jindal, Xuewen Chen
  • Patent number: 10635778
    Abstract: A method for generating a transmission line model includes classifying a transmission line which is a modeling target as one of at least two types comprising an end line and a middle line according to a laid state of the transmission line and modeling the end line and the middle line individually to generate an end-line model and a middle-line model. The end-line model and the middle-line model each include, as parameters representing their respective transmission characteristics, a characteristic impedance and a delay time. A method for computer simulation includes evaluating the immunity characteristics or emission characteristics of a tested device while sweeping a parameter which is a parameter, left variable, of a transmission line model that models the transmission line to which the tested device is connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Noriaki Hiraga
  • Patent number: 10565330
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a system and method for vehicle telematics testing. The method includes receiving, by a vehicle telematics simulator, a vehicle incident data from a vehicle control unit based on one or more test cases and simulating a physical radio network for transmission of the vehicle incident data. The method includes forwarding the simulated transmission of the vehicle incident data to a telematics server, and receiving an emergency response data from the telematics server, in response to the forwarded simulated transmission of the vehicle incident data. Detecting at least one transmission error in at least one of the simulated transmission of the vehicle incident data to the telematics server and the receipt of the emergency response and displaying the at least one transmission error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Amitesh Hati, Shantanu Das, Amitava Mudi
  • Patent number: 10556703
    Abstract: A system includes a flight parameter database and an avionics controller circuit. The flight parameter database is configured to store at least one ownship operation parameter for the ownship. The avionics controller circuit is configured to determine an expected value of a flight performance parameter for the ownship based on the at least one ownship operation parameter, receive a current value of the flight performance parameter from a sensor of the ownship, determine a difference between the expected value of the flight performance parameter and the current value of the flight performance parameter, and adjust the at least one ownship operation parameter to reduce the difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC.
    Inventor: John R. Skola
  • Patent number: 10549645
    Abstract: Systems for use in connection with custom powering of a vehicle that includes a charging station track and a charging base positioned at or along the charging station track at an available parking position. The system a controller having a processing hardware unit and a non-transitory storage device comprising computer-executable code that when executed causes the processing hardware unit performs operations including (i) receiving a power level indicating a current power level of the vehicle and/or a time stamp indicating an arrival time of the vehicle to a location proximate to the charging station track, (ii) sending a first signal to the vehicle causing the vehicle to move to the available position along the charging station track, (iii) charging the vehicle to a predetermined power level using the charging base, and (iv) sending a second signal to the vehicle causing the vehicle to move out of the available position at the charging station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Xiang Zhao, JiangLing Du, Susan M. Smyth
  • Patent number: 10546073
    Abstract: A communication simulating system includes: a communication recording device that records, into a vehicle condition database, a vehicle condition including a step, a place and a vehicle stringed together, vehicle state information that has been input as communication content between a vehicle electric equipment system and a vehicle communication apparatus in a step performed at a predetermined place; a vehicle state information acquiring device that acquires vehicle state information from the vehicle condition database in accordance with a selected vehicle condition; a storage unit that stores communication definition files specifying the respective ones of the same processes as the communication processes executed by a plurality of ECUs included in the vehicle electric equipment system; and a communication control device that communicates with a vehicle communication apparatus in accordance with the communication process and the vehicle state information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke Morita, Katsunori Miyazawa, Yuki Harada, Yuichiro Ikeda, Akiei Satani
  • Patent number: 10489526
    Abstract: Systems and methods configured to adaptively control input sequences that are used to conduct qualification tests of simulators are disclosed. An input sequence may be adaptively controlled by: providing the input sequence to a simulator configured to simulate operations of a device; comparing output of the simulator to a set of recorded operation data obtained from the device; adaptively modifying the input sequence within specified bounds to produce a modified version of the input sequence to reduce one or more differences that exist between the output of the simulator and the set of recorded operation data; and providing the modified version of the input sequence to the simulator to simulate operations of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramachandra J. Sattigeri, Sami S. Mina, Vladislav Gavrilets, Maxime M. Gariel
  • Patent number: 10464562
    Abstract: A shift control method for a rapidly accelerating DCT vehicle, may include determining, by a controller, whether or not there occurs a power-on upshift situation in which an accelerator pedal is depressed 50% or more; estimating, by the controller, a predicted time remaining until an engine speed enters a red zone when engagement of a target shift-stage gear is completed under the power-on upshift situation; and performing, by the controller, a torque phase by updating a predetermined target torque phase time to fall within the predicted time when the predicted time is less than the target torque phase time and controlling a disengaging clutch and an engaging clutch depending on the updated target torque phase time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Sung Hyun Cho
  • Patent number: 10460073
    Abstract: A method for improving ergonomics of a vehicle obtains a first information defining an initial cockpit configuration. Further, information on a cockpit user's shape and information of a seat and steering wheel position which the user typically uses while driving, are obtained. This information is fed into a bio-mechanical simulation which carries out the simulation based upon the information defining the initial cockpit configuration, the user's shape and the user's seat and steering wheel position. In the bio-mechanical simulation, an ergonomic quality criteria is calculated for reaching movements during driving. Based upon the simulation result which is the quality criteria, the cockpit configuration is changed. The bio-mechanical simulation and the changing of the cockpit configuration in the optimization process is then repeated until a predetermined stop condition is fulfilled. The cockpit configuration which is achieved at that point in time is output as final cockpit-configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA RESEARCH INSTITUTE EUROPE GMBH
    Inventor: Bernhard Sendhoff
  • Patent number: 10451522
    Abstract: An engine test apparatus includes a dynamometer connected to an engine through a shaft, and a control calculation device configured to control operations of the engine and the dynamometer. The shaft has one end connected to an output shaft of the engine, and the other end connected to a rotation shaft of the dynamometer, and includes a Doppler velocimeter configured to emit laser light to the one end of the shaft or the output shaft of the engine to contactlessly measure a rotation speed of the output shaft of the engine, and transmit the measured rotation speed to the control calculation device. The control calculation device uses the rotation speed transmitted from the Doppler velocimeter to control the operation of the dynamometer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: A & D Company, Limited
    Inventors: Mitsuharu Sugita, Yuta Egashira, Keisuke Yasuno
  • Patent number: 10444826
    Abstract: An interaction test system provides a first virtual reality layer associated with a first test environment to a first test object and a second virtual reality layer associated with a second test environment to a second test object, such that a mixed reality perceived by the first and second test objects correspond. The system derives first object data including status information and/or actions of the first test object, provides first object behavior data to the second virtual reality layer such that status information and/or actions of the first object are included in the mixed reality perceived by the second object, derives second object data including status information and/or actions of the second test object, and provides second object behavior data to the first virtual reality layer such that status information and/or actions of the second object are included in the mixed reality perceived by the first object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Volvo Car Corporation
    Inventor: Patrik Andersson
  • Patent number: 10416628
    Abstract: Embodiments of real vehicle in-the-loop test systems and methods are disclosed. The system can include a sensor configured to acquire state information and location information of a real vehicle and environment information of an emulation test environment where the vehicle is located; an interaction module configured to acquire a test task in response to the instruction entered by a user, an emulation test environment of the test task comprises a test situation, a map, and an intelligent agent; a vehicle sensing module configured to acquire the state information, the location information, and the environment information from the sensor; and a test task control module configured to receive the test task from the interaction module, the state information and the location information from the vehicle sensing module and load them to the emulation test environment, control the real vehicle to execute the test task, and generate and send the test result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: BAIDU ONLINE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tianlei Zhang, Wenli Yang, Yuchang Pan, Haowen Sun
  • Patent number: 10417823
    Abstract: A computer program product including programmed instructions that cause a computer to perform acquiring, changing, first generating, second generating, and synthesizing. The acquiring includes acquiring first point cloud data including a position on a first three-dimensional surface shape. The changing includes changing, using a three-dimensional element shape, the first three-dimensional surface shape represented by the first point cloud data to a second three-dimensional surface shape. The first generating includes generating second point cloud data including a surface position on the second three-dimensional surface shape. The second generating includes generating, from the second point cloud data, second shape data representing the second three-dimensional shape. The synthesizing includes synthesizing element shape data of the surface model or the solid model and the second shape data to generate first shape data representing the surface model or the solid model of the first three-dimensional shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Mikio Adachi
  • Patent number: 10386269
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electric-vehicle testing apparatus includes processing circuitry. The circuitry generates a first signal corresponding to accelerator operation amount and a second signal corresponding to brake operation amount in accordance with test conditions. The circuitry controls torque of a test motor included in a test object. The circuitry computes running resistance to be assumed using a rotation speed of the test motor. The circuitry computes braking force using the second signal and an actual vehicle speed obtained from the rotation speed of the test motor. The circuitry controls torque of a load motor coupled to the test motor, based on a second command value corresponding to the running resistance and the braking force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Ena Ishii, Hideki Ito, Tadatoshi Ishii, Ken Ishii
  • Patent number: 10354523
    Abstract: A system includes a video traffic information analysis module configured to acquire a traffic condition parameter of a road network from video traffic information; a traffic condition prediction module configured to predict a traffic condition in a future period of time according to the traffic condition parameter to obtain a traffic condition prediction result; an actual traffic condition assessment module configured to assess an actual traffic condition based on the traffic condition parameter and according to a traffic condition evaluation model to obtain an actual traffic condition assessment result; and a traffic control decision module configured to determine a control scheme for a controllable traffic element using an optimization algorithm according to the traffic condition prediction result and the actual traffic condition assessment result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Zhongming Jin, Xiansheng Hua, Jianqiang Huang, Chen Shen, Yongguang Yang
  • Patent number: 10343695
    Abstract: A method and system of controlling vehicle functionality based on a geopolitical region of the vehicle, the method including the steps of: monitoring a geographical location of the vehicle; resolving the geographical location of the vehicle to a geopolitical region in which the vehicle is located; obtaining permitted vehicle function information for the geopolitical region in which the vehicle is located; and disabling or enabling one or more vehicle functions based on the obtained permitted vehicle function information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: General Motors LLC
    Inventors: Ali H. Fawaz, Alexander X. Cermak, Esteban Camacho, Ryan Olejniczak