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8831813 Modifying speed of an autonomous vehicle based on traffic conditions  
Aspects of the disclosure relate generally to speed control in an autonomous vehicle. For example, an autonomous vehicle may include a user interface which allows the driver to input speed...
8825241 Autonomous wave-powered substance distribution vessels for fertilizing plankton, feeding fish, and sequestering carbon from the atmosphere  
This invention provides a vessel system and methodology that can be used to promote growth of phytoplankton in the oceans. Unmanned self-controlled wave-powered vessels are equipped with storage...
8825259 Detecting lane closures and lane shifts by an autonomous vehicle  
In an example implementation, an autonomous vehicle is configured to detect closures and lane shifts in a lane of travel. The vehicle is configured to operate in an autonomous mode and determine a...
8825258 Engaging and disengaging for autonomous driving  
Aspects of the present disclosure relate switching between autonomous and manual driving modes. In order to do so, the vehicle's computer may conduct a series of environmental, system, and driver...
8825229 Mobile tracking and subduing apparatus, method, and computer program product  
A mobile tracking and subduing apparatus of a target object that includes liquid storage tank that is configured hold a predetermined amount of a liquid, a probe configured to inject the liquid...
8825226 Deployment of mobile automated vehicles  
An automated mobile vehicle configured to autonomously provide coverage for inoperable infrastructure components at various locations. A plurality of automated mobile vehicles may be deployed to...
8825255 Reconciling service class-based routing affecting user service within a controllable transit system  
Aspects of this invention provide gradient means for reconciling user service class prioritization. Under this approach, higher priority service classes may be maintained and used to compute routes...
8825265 Approach for consolidating observed vehicle trajectories into a single representative trajectory  
A method and apparatus is provided for controlling the operation of an autonomous vehicle. According to one aspect, the autonomous vehicle may track the trajectories of other vehicles on a road....
8825264 Zone driving  
A roadgraph may include a graph network of information such as roads, lanes, intersections, and the connections between these features. The roadgraph may also include one or more zones associated...
8825261 User interface for displaying internal state of autonomous driving system  
A passenger in an automated vehicle may relinquish control of the vehicle to a control computer when the control computer has determined that it may maneuver the vehicle safely to a destination....
8825391 Building elevation maps from laser data  
Aspects of the present disclosure relate generally to generating elevation maps. More specifically, data points may be collected by a laser moving along a roadway and used to generate an elevation...
8825257 Autonomous navigation method and autonomous mobile body  
An autonomous navigation method is a method of causing a mobile body (100) to autonomously navigate while comparing environmental magnetism data obtained in advance by measuring magnetism generated...
8825260 Object and ground segmentation from a sparse one-dimensional range data  
Methods and systems for object and ground segmentation from a sparse one-dimensional range data are described. A computing device may be configured to receive scan data representing points in an...
8825256 Charging device of robot cleaner  
A charging device of a robot cleaner is provided. The charging device of a robot cleaner according to the embodiment includes at least one cover forming an appearance of the charging device, a base...
8818605 Device and method for providing navigation information  
A navigation information providing device recognizes traveling status information of a vehicle senses a behavioral state or physiological state of a driver to recognize the driver's situation...
8818668 Vehicle control apparatus and vehicle control method  
A vehicle control apparatus that performs driving assist control on an entrance ramp or an exit ramp connected to a main road having a different safe cruising speed limit than the entrance ramp or...
8818607 Variable offset positioning antenna array for enhanced guidance of automated guided vehicles (AGVs)  
An automated storage system for storing a plurality of objects in storage locations, the automated storage system comprising a master control computer, a guidance network, a plurality of automated...
8816878 Parking assist apparatus  
There is provided a parking assist apparatus capable of allowing an automatic steering control to be started smoothly, without requiring any special operation after confirmation of a parking target...
8818609 Using geometric features and history information to detect features such as car exhaust in point maps  
Disclosed herein are systems and methods for classifying regions of a scanning zone of a light detection and ranging (LIDAR) scan. One example includes a method for receiving information indicative...
8818608 Engaging and disengaging for autonomous driving  
Aspects of the present disclosure relate switching between autonomous and manual driving modes. In order to do so, the vehicle's computer may conduct a series of environmental, system, and driver...
8818606 System and method for vehicle lateral control  
A method, system and computer readable medium to autonomously keep a vehicle in a lane. The method including, engaging a lane centering system configured to maintain the vehicle within the lane, at...
8818602 Unmanned autonomous operating system  
In an unmanned autonomous operating system having a station provided with a signal generator for supplying an area signal in electric pulse current to an area wire that defines an operating area,...
8818567 High integrity perception for machine localization and safeguarding  
The illustrative embodiments provide a method for processing sensor data and controlling the movement of a vehicle. An operating environment around the vehicle is identified and sensor data is...
8812186 Driving mode changing method and apparatus of autonomous navigation vehicle  
A driving mode changing method and apparatus of an autonomous navigation vehicle that allows a driver to stably operate the autonomous navigation vehicle. The autonomous navigation vehicle may be...
8805416 Method and system for mobile device selectively reporting of GPS position information to others  
A privacy enhancement device for electronic device such as a cellular telephone. The privacy enhancement device may include a jammer which may produces false information, e.g. false information...
8797186 Parking assistance system for assisting in a parking operation for a plurality of available parking spaces  
A parking assistance system is described for assisting in a parking operation of a vehicle when a plurality of parking spaces is present. A method in a parking assistance system includes performing...
8798840 Adaptive mapping with spatial summaries of sensor data  
A system and method for mapping parameter data acquired by a robot mapping system is disclosed. Parameter data characterizing the environment is collected while the robot localizes itself within...
8798841 System and method for improving sensor visibility of vehicle in autonomous driving mode  
A system and method designed to improve sensor visibility for a host vehicle operating in an autonomous driving mode when one or more forward-looking sensors are being occluded or obstructed....
8793090 Track information generating device, track information generating method, and computer-readable storage medium  
Track information generating devices, methods, and programs acquire a self-contained navigation track of a vehicle indicated by time-series pieces of self-contained navigation information, acquire...
8793036 Trackless transit system with adaptive vehicles  
Technologies are described herein for providing a trackless transit system and controlling adaptive trackless vehicles within that system. Aspects include an autonomous vehicle transit system for...
8793046 Inferring state of traffic signal and other aspects of a vehicle's environment based on surrogate data  
A vehicle configured to operate in an autonomous mode can obtain sensor data from one or more sensors observing one or more aspects of an environment of the vehicle. At least one aspect of the...
8788134 Autonomous driving merge management system  
An autonomous driving merge management system includes an autonomous driving control device and an intention decision management system. The management system includes a candidate strategy...
8788133 Cleaning robot and control method thereof  
A cleaning robot cleaning a specific region and including a movement module, a sound wave module, a cleaning module and a controlling module is provided. The movement module includes a plurality of...
8787943 Method and system for localizing mobile communication terminals  
Systems and methods are disclosed for determining a geographic position of a mobile communications terminal operable in a wireless communications network. According to one embodiment, a first...
8786429 Hygiene monitoring and management system and method  
A Real Time Locating System (RTLS) hygiene management and monitoring system for individuals and companies to manage and monitor the hygiene of their surroundings. In some embodiments of the...
8781650 Aircraft navigation system  
A method and apparatus for assisting in management of unmanned aerial vehicles. Planned routes are identified for the unmanned aerial vehicles. The planned routes are displayed on a map. A set of...
8781643 Vehicle control device and vehicle control method  
A control device and method in which, even when a road deviation operation is performed continuously near a road boundary where sidewalk/road separating blocks are discontinuously lined up,...
8781685 System and method for integrating automatic electrical steering with GNSS guidance  
A guidance and vehicle control system for automatically steering a vehicle, such as an agricultural vehicle or a tractor, through a field. The system includes a GNSS receiver and antenna for...
8773330 Method and apparatus for a virtual mission control station  
A method and apparatus for performing a mission. Information for a mission is received at a control station. The control station comprises a display system, a motion capture system, a number of...
8775060 Apparatus and method for lateral control of a host vehicle during travel in a vehicle platoon  
An apparatus and method are described for lateral control of a host vehicle (F) during travel in a vehicle platoon. The apparatus and method include acquiring a control signal u and a lateral error...
8774981 Infantry robotic porter system and methods useful in conjunction therewith  
A robotic system comprising a robotic platform; a follow-path functionality enabling the robotic platform to follow a leading soldier, at least selectably, without reliance on GPS; and a Human...
8775063 System and method of lane path estimation using sensor fusion  
A method for estimating a projected path of travel for a vehicle on a road includes monitoring a plurality of sensor inputs, determining a road geometry in front of the vehicle based upon the...
8774991 System and method of controlling vehicles to follow a defined trajectory in a complex track network  
The present invention relates generally to ground transportation systems. According to certain aspects, the present invention includes systems and methods that provide a higher degree of precision...
8768597 Vehicle control device, vehicle control method, and vehicle control system  
A navigation system acquired information relating to a point, such as a sag where a decrease in vehicle speed is induced in front of a system-mounted vehicle. When the system-mounted vehicle has...
8761972 Track type transportation system  
In a track type protection system comprising an automatic steering mechanism and a fail-safe mechanism, provided is a detection mechanism which can detect a deviated value of a vehicle, widthwise...
8761987 Automatic guided vehicle sensor system and method of using same  
An automatic guided vehicle (AGV) system for automatically transporting loads along a predetermined path is provided that includes a plurality of magnets distant from one another, wherein at least...
8761975 Method and apparatus for real-time polars  
A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for real-time creation of vessel performance models. Performance inputs are received from a set of sensors during a voyage of...
8761989 Method of material handling with automatic guided vehicles  
A system and method of automatic guided vehicles that are capable of providing synchronized travel along a line or path such that regular manufacturing operations may be performed to material or...
8761964 Computing device and method for controlling unmanned aerial vehicle in flight space  
In a method for controlling an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in a flight space using a computing device, a 3D sample database is created and store in a storage device of the computing device. The...
8762000 Method and device for operating a chassis  
In a method for operating an at least semi-active chassis of a vehicle, a height profile of a road course which lies ahead in driving direction of the vehicle is determined with at least one sensor...