Vehicle Patents (Class 703/8)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10322715
    Abstract: A control device that includes an electronic control unit that is configured to, in a case where a request to start the internal combustion engine is made while a downshift for changing a speed ratio of the speed change device so that the speed ratio after shifting is higher than the speed ratio before shifting is being performed in the electric drive state, perform the first start control after the downshift is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kohei Tsuda, Takashi Yoshida, Nao Katagiri
  • Patent number: 10307086
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of gait measurement using tri-axial accelerometer/gyro in mobile devices. In particular, the present invention relates to a method of gait measurement using tri-axial accelerometer/gyro in mobile devices for monitoring and improving the physical movement of a moving subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Jeffrey Tai Kin Cheung
  • Patent number: 10312557
    Abstract: The present invention serves to reduce the costs associated with the overall fife cycle of storage batteries by performing support so that a plurality of batteries are transferred between and used at a plurality of facilities. This storage battery transfer support device comprises: a collection unit that collects battery information representing the status of each battery used at a plurality of facilities; a battery information storage unit that stores the battery information collected by the collection unit; and a deterioration prediction unit that, on the basis of the battery information stored in the battery information storage unit, predicts deterioration of storage batteries that have been transferred between and used at a plurality of facilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Satoshi Nakaya
  • Patent number: 10303817
    Abstract: An emulator for a test scenario corresponding to a connected vehicle application is presented. The emulator includes a test bed for testing a device under test (DUT) communicatively coupled to emulated intelligent transportation system (ITS) stations. The test bed also includes a processor configured to emulate the test scenario based on user-defined configuration parameters that define a behavior of the DUT and each of the emulated ITS stations during simulated events in the test scenario. The processor further includes a mobility engine configured to generate and periodically update one or more mobility parameters corresponding to the DUT and the emulated ITS stations based on the corresponding configuration parameters. The test bed further includes a channel emulator, a controller area network (CAN) simulator, and a global navigational satellite system (GNSS) simulator integrated into a single test bed for holistically emulating the test scenario and validating a desired functionality of the DUT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Tata Elxsi Limited
    Inventors: Gnanaprakash Sebastian, Karthikeyan Padmanaban, Biswajit Biswas, Rajagopalan Rajappa
  • Patent number: 10262086
    Abstract: An analyzing apparatus generates first displacement distribution data indicating a displacement distribution of a member caused by springback based on finite element model data, material physical property data, and stress distribution data; generates second displacement distribution data indicating an amount of displacement of the member in each of a plurality of, for example, all, natural vibration deformation modes based on the finite element model data and the material physical property data; obtains a degree of coincidence between the first displacement distribution data and each of the second displacement distribution data, and selects one or more natural vibration deformation modes based on the degree of coincidence, to determine a modified shape in which natural vibrations are increased, thereby bringing the member closer to a target shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Niwa, Noriyuki Suzuki, Shunji Hiwatashi, Shin Toyokawa
  • Patent number: 10259467
    Abstract: A method of simulating manipulating a vehicle, the method including the steps of transmitting a simulation to a plurality of remote devices, gathering information pertaining to a response of each user to the simulation on each remote device, comparing each response of each user to determine a threshold value, rating each user's performance based on the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Systems Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore J. Rosenthal, David Pegan, Peijie Yang
  • Patent number: 10255712
    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: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel M. Kaufman, Jovan Popovic, Yunfei Bai
  • Patent number: 10217374
    Abstract: The portable simulation system is a computer-based driving simulator, which uses an actual vehicle as an input device, and a portable display to present a Virtual Driving Environment (VDE) to the driver. Vehicle's steered wheels are placed atop of the turntables permitting free operation of the steering wheel. The vehicle remains immobile while its engine and power steering can be turned off during simulation. External non-invasive sensors can be placed under the gas and brake pedals, permitting any vehicle to be used in the simulator, including the driver's own vehicle. A digital interface to the vehicle's systems, like OBD II, can be used to increase the fidelity of the simulation. A portable computer used for driving simulation and VDE presentation provides a low cost simulation option. A simple configuration of the portable simulator does not require an external power source and can be set-up and operated at any parking space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Konstantin Sizov
  • Patent number: 10207719
    Abstract: A microcontroller-based method and apparatus are described for measuring motions signals (301) with a plurality of inertial sensors (302-304) contained within a device package housing and validating (420) a first measured motion signal (e.g., ?X) by generating at least a first estimated value ?X for the first motion signal (e.g., 419) based on at least a second measured motion signal (e.g., AY) and for comparing the first estimated value for the first motion signal (419) to the first measured motion signal ?X in order to validate the first measured motion signal ?X.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: NXP USA, Inc.
    Inventor: David A. Hayner
  • Patent number: 10202038
    Abstract: In a slip control device for an electric vehicle, a slip control section is provided which is configured to perform, in a control repetition cycle, a series of slip control of determining whether or not a slip state has occurred, on the basis of the number of rotations of a drive wheel and the number of rotations of a driven wheel observed by respective rotation number observation sections and, and decreasing a torque command value to a motor if the slip state has occurred. A vehicle speed detection section configured to detect a vehicle speed and a control repetition cycle change section configured to lengthen the control repetition cycle of the slip control section when the vehicle speed detected by the vehicle speed detection section is in a predetermined low-speed range, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yingjie Zhang
  • Patent number: 10198879
    Abstract: Methods and systems for logging driving information associated with a vehicle when driven are disclosed. In one aspect, a mobile telecommunications device is provided that is adapted for installation to a vehicle and configured to log driving information associated with the vehicle when driven. The mobile device is arranged to register the start of a driving period during which the mobile device is installed to the vehicle and the vehicle is being driven by a driver. The mobile device is also arranged to process sensor data during the driving period to derive driving information associated with how the vehicle is driven. The mobile device is also arranged to store a selection of the driving information to a memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Andrew William Wright
  • Patent number: 10198878
    Abstract: Methods and systems for logging driving information associated with a vehicle when driven are disclosed. In one aspect, a mobile telecommunications device is provided that is adapted for installation to a vehicle and configured to log driving information associated with the vehicle when driven. The mobile device is arranged to register the start of a driving period during which the mobile device is installed to the vehicle and the vehicle is being driven by a driver. The mobile device is also arranged to process sensor data during the driving period to derive driving information associated with how the vehicle is driven. The mobile device is also arranged to store a selection of the driving information to a memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Andrew William Wright
  • Patent number: 10162010
    Abstract: A wireless network based battery management system is provided, which comprises an off-board subsystem and an on-board subsystem, wherein the off-board subsystem comprising an off-board data storage for storing historic data of a on-board battery system and data of other battery systems, and an off-board data processing device for analyzing and processing the stored data and establishing and validating off-board battery models, mapping the accurate and complex off-board battery models into a simple off-board battery model, and generating parameters of the simple off board battery mode, and wherein the on-board subsystem selects a simple on-board battery mode corresponding to the simple off-board battery mode, updating parameter of the simple on-board battery mode with those of the simple off-board battery mode, and calculates battery status of the on-board battery system. A method of using the wireless network based battery management system described above is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: MingLiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10124780
    Abstract: Disclosed may be a method for controlling counter steering of a vehicle, which, in a counter steering section for controlling over-steer while a vehicle travels a curve, prevents lateral force from being decreased by maintaining a braking pressure according to an operation of an antilock braking system (ABS) for a vehicle wheel (a front axle curve-travelling outer wheel) of a counter steering target at an optimal slip level (before an improvement of a target slip), and improves steering performance by forming a linear yaw rate in a direction for counter steering without a delay in forming the yaw rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: In Yong Jung, Dong Hoon Kang, Sang Hyup Lee, Joon Sang Jo, Kyun Sang Park
  • Patent number: 10094094
    Abstract: A shovel performing a work by being operated by a driver includes a lower running body, an upper turning body mounted on the lower running body and a control device that controls an operation of a hydraulic actuator in response to an operation applied to an operation lever. A cabin is provided in the upper turning body. An attaching part is provided in the cabin and is capable of attaching a multifunctional portable information terminal having a display and input function, a wireless communication function and a voice recognition function. The attaching part includes a connecting part connected to the multifunctional portable information terminal. The control device performs data communication with the multifunctional portable information terminal through the connecting part, and supplies electric power from an electric accumulation part of the shovel to the multifunctional portable information terminal through the connecting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO(S.H.I.) CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Tsukamoto
  • Patent number: 10066369
    Abstract: A shovel performing a work by being operated by a driver includes a lower running body, an upper turning body mounted on the lower running body and a control device that controls an operation of a hydraulic actuator in response to an operation applied to an operation lever. A cabin is provided in the upper turning body. An attaching part is provided in the cabin and is capable of attaching a multifunctional portable information terminal having a display and input function, a wireless communication function and a voice recognition function. The attaching part includes a connecting part connected to the multifunctional portable information terminal. The control device performs data communication with the multifunctional portable information terminal through the connecting part, and supplies electric power from an electric accumulation part of the shovel to the multifunctional portable information terminal through the connecting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO(S.H.I.) CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Tsukamoto
  • Patent number: 10069920
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for controlling an online service outside the vehicle by using an operating device of a motor vehicle. The method includes determining an operating input performed by a user on the operating device and selecting one of several service functions of the online service depending on the operating input. This selection capability should be adapted to the vehicle type-dependent operating concept of the motor vehicle. The operating elements available on the operating device are determined and converter data, which contain a control instruction for controlling the selection of the service function depending on operation signals of the determined operating elements, are provided. The selection of the service function then takes place depending on the operating element operated during the operating input and depending on the converter data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventor: Stefan Sellschopp
  • Patent number: 9922469
    Abstract: A system includes a computing device that includes a memory configured to store instructions. The computing device also includes a processor to execute the instructions to perform operations that include receiving data representative of one or more travel parameters for one or more vehicles. The data for each of the one or more travel parameters being represented with distribution ranges. For each of the one or more vehicles, operations include calculating one or more metric values based on the one or more travel parameter data distributions. Operations also include assigning a score to each of the one or more vehicles based on the calculated one or more metric values, and, presenting a ranking of the one or more vehicles based on the assigned scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: XL Hybrids
    Inventors: Justin Ashton, Neal Ennis Brenner