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1.

Robotic floor cleaning device with motor for controlled liquid release

      
Application Number 17160859
Grant Number 11452426
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-01-28
First Publication Date 2022-09-27
Grant Date 2022-09-27
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali

Abstract

A mop module of a robot, including: a liquid reservoir for storing liquid; and an electronically-controlled liquid release mechanism; wherein: the electronically-controlled liquid release mechanism releases liquid from the liquid reservoir for mopping a work surface; operation and a schedule of operation of the electronically-controlled liquid release mechanism in at least one area is controlled by a processor of the robot within which the mop module is installed or based on input provided to an application of a communication device paired with the robot; a liquid flow rate depends on at least an amount of power delivered to the electronically-controlled liquid release mechanism; and the liquid flow rate for the at least one area is determined by the processor of the robot within which the mop module is installed or an input provided to the application of the communication device paired with the robot.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 13/20 - Mops
  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers
  • A47L 13/58 - Wringers for scouring pads, mops, or the like, combined with buckets

2.

Versatile mobile robotic device

      
Application Number 16389797
Grant Number 11454981
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-04-19
First Publication Date 2022-09-27
Grant Date 2022-09-27
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Fath, Lukas
  • Zhang, Chen

Abstract

Provided is a robotic device, including: a chassis; a set of wheels; one or more motors to drive the set of wheels; a suspension system; a controller in communication with the one or more motors; at least one sensor; a camera; one or more processors; a tangible, non-transitory, machine readable medium storing instructions that when executed by the one or more processors effectuate operations including: capturing, with the camera, spatial data of surroundings; generating, with the one or more processors, a spatial model of the surroundings based on the spatial data; generating, with the one or more processors, a movement path based on the spatial model of the surroundings; inferring, with the one or more processors, a location of the robotic device; and updating, with the one or more processors, the movement path to exclude locations of the movement path that the robotic device has previously been located.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • B25J 5/00 - Manipulators mounted on wheels or on carriages
  • B25J 9/00 - Programme-controlled manipulators

3.

Obstacle recognition method for autonomous robots

      
Application Number 17679215
Grant Number 11449063
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-02-24
First Publication Date 2022-09-20
Grant Date 2022-09-20
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Mehrnia, Soroush
  • Robinson, Lukas

Abstract

A method for identifying objects for autonomous robots, including: capturing, with an image sensor disposed on an autonomous robot, images of a workspace, wherein a field of view of the image sensor captures at least an area in front of the autonomous robot; obtaining, with a processing unit disposed on the autonomous robot, the images; generating, with the processing unit, a feature vector from the images; comparing, with the processing unit, at least one object captured in the images to objects in an object dictionary; identifying, with the processing unit, a class to which the at least one object belongs; and executing, with the autonomous robot, instructions based on the class of the at least one object identified.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • B25J 9/16 - Programme controls

4.

Robotic fire extinguisher

      
Application Number 16534898
Grant Number 11449064
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-08-07
First Publication Date 2022-09-20
Grant Date 2022-09-20
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Fath, Lukas
  • Zhang, Chen
  • Highfill, Brian

Abstract

Provided is provide a robotic device, including: a chassis; a set of wheels; a control system; a battery; one or more sensors; a processor; a tangible, non-transitory, machine readable medium storing instructions that when executed by the processor effectuates operations including: capturing, with the one or more sensors, data of an environment of the robotic device and data indicative of movement of the robotic device; generating or updating, with the processor, a map of the environment based on at least a portion of the captured data; inferring, with the one or more processors of the robotic device, a current location of the robotic device, and generating or updating, with the processor, a movement path of the robotic device based on at least the map of the environment, at least a portion of the captured data, and the inferred current location of the robotic device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • A62C 27/00 - Fire-fighting land vehicles

5.

Method for devising a schedule based on user input

      
Application Number 16667206
Grant Number 11442422
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-10-29
First Publication Date 2022-09-13
Grant Date 2022-09-13
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali

Abstract

Some aspects include a schedule development method for a robotic floor-cleaning device that recognizes patterns in user input to automatically devise a work schedule.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 17/00 - Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific functions
  • G05B 19/042 - Programme control other than numerical control, i.e. in sequence controllers or logic controllers using digital processors
  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers
  • B25J 9/16 - Programme controls
  • B25J 11/00 - Manipulators not otherwise provided for

6.

Methods for an autonomous robotic device to identify locations captured in an image

      
Application Number 17021175
Grant Number 11443508
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-09-15
First Publication Date 2022-09-13
Grant Date 2022-09-13
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Schweigert, Sebastian
  • Zhang, Chen
  • Yuan, Hao

Abstract

Provided are operations including: receiving, with one or more processors of a robot, an image of an environment from an imaging device separate from the robot; obtaining, with the one or more processors, raw pixel intensity values of the image; extracting, with the one or more processors, objects and features in the image by grouping pixels with similar raw pixel intensity values, and by identifying areas in the image with greatest change in raw pixel intensity values; determining, with the one or more processors, an area within a map of the environment corresponding with the image by comparing the objects and features of the image with objects and features of the map; and, inferring, with the one or more processors, one or more locations captured in the image based on the location of the area of the map corresponding with the image.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06V 20/10 - Terrestrial scenes
  • B25J 9/16 - Programme controls
  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • G06T 7/187 - Segmentation; Edge detection involving connected component labelling

7.

Integrated bumper

      
Application Number 17072252
Grant Number 11440592
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-10-16
First Publication Date 2022-09-13
Grant Date 2022-09-13
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Powers, Alexander
  • Fathi Djalali, Shahin

Abstract

Provided is an integrated bumper system including an integrated bumper system of a robot, including a bumper elastically coupled with a chassis of the robot and comprising an opening in a top surface of the bumper; at least one elastic element coupled to the chassis and interfacing with the bumper; and a bridging element coupled with the chassis or another component of the robot, wherein the bumper slides relative to the bridging element upon an impact and a release of the impact; a perimeter of the opening of the bumper is hidden beneath the bridging element when the bumper is in a neutral position and an impacted position; and the perimeter of the opening of the bumper remains hidden beneath the bridging element during movement of the bumper caused by the impact and the release of the impact.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B62D 24/04 - Vehicle body mounted on resilient suspension for movement relative to the vehicle frame
  • A47L 9/00 - DOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL - Details or accessories of suction cleaners, e.g. mechanical means for controlling the suction or for effecting pulsating action; Storing devices specially adapted to suction cleaners or parts thereof; Carrying-vehicles specially adapted for suction cleaners
  • B62D 27/04 - Connections between superstructure sub-units resilient
  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers
  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions

8.

Method for constructing a map while performing work

      
Application Number 17581497
Grant Number 11435192
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-01-21
First Publication Date 2022-09-06
Grant Date 2022-09-06
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Fath, Lukas
  • Zhang, Chen

Abstract

Provided is a method including: capturing first data indicative of the position of the robot in relation to objects within the workspace and second data indicative of movement of the robot; recognizing, with a processor of the robot, a first area of the workspace based on at least one of: a first part of the first data and a first part of the second data; generating, with the processor of the robot, at least part of a map of the workspace based on at least one of: the first part of the first data and the first part of the second data; generating, with the processor of the robot, a first movement path covering at least part of the first recognized area; actuating, with the processor of the robot, the robot to move along the first movement path.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01C 21/30 - Map- or contour-matching
  • G06T 7/62 - Analysis of geometric attributes of area, perimeter, diameter or volume
  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • G06T 7/11 - Region-based segmentation
  • G05D 1/00 - Control of position, course, altitude, or attitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
  • G06T 7/30 - Determination of transform parameters for the alignment of images, i.e. image registration
  • G01C 21/16 - Navigation; Navigational instruments not provided for in groups by using measurement of speed or acceleration executed aboard the object being navigated; Dead reckoning by integrating acceleration or speed, i.e. inertial navigation
  • G06T 7/55 - Depth or shape recovery from multiple images
  • G01S 17/89 - Lidar systems, specially adapted for specific applications for mapping or imaging
  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers
  • G01C 21/20 - Instruments for performing navigational calculations
  • H04N 5/225 - Television cameras
  • G06T 3/00 - Geometric image transformation in the plane of the image
  • G06T 7/521 - Depth or shape recovery from the projection of structured light

9.

Obstacle recognition method for autonomous robots

      
Application Number 17577175
Grant Number 11435746
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-01-17
First Publication Date 2022-09-06
Grant Date 2022-09-06
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Mehrnia, Soroush
  • Fath, Lukas

Abstract

Provided is a robot, including: a chassis; a set of wheels coupled to the chassis; a processor; and a tangible, non-transitory, machine-readable medium storing instructions that when executed by the processor effectuate operations including: capturing, by an image sensor disposed on a robot, images of a workspace; obtaining, by the processor of the robot or via the cloud, the captured images; comparing, by the processor of the robot or via the cloud, at least one object from the captured images to objects in an object dictionary; identifying, by the processor of the robot or via the cloud, a class to which the at least one object belongs using an object classification unit; and instructing, by the processor of the robot, the robot to execute at least one action based on the object class identified.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • B25J 9/16 - Programme controls

10.

Autonomous versatile vehicle system

      
Application Number 17577219
Grant Number 11427266
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-01-17
First Publication Date 2022-08-30
Grant Date 2022-08-30
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Fath, Lukas
  • Fathi Djalali, Shahin

Abstract

A system for robotic collaboration, including: a first robotic chassis and a second robotic chassis, each including wheels; a control system; a power supply; at least one sensor; a processor, and a medium storing instructions that when executed by the respective processor effectuates operations including: capturing data of an environment and data indicative of movement; generating a map of the environment based on at least some of the captured data; inferring a current location of the respective robotic chassis based on at least some of the captured data; and executing a portion of a task, the second robotic chassis executing a second part of the task after the first robotic chassis completes a first part of the task.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B62D 33/063 - Drivers' cabs movable from one position into at least one other position, e.g. tiltable, pivotable about a vertical axis, displaceable from one side of the vehicle to the other
  • B60W 60/00 - Drive control systems specially adapted for autonomous road vehicles
  • G05D 1/00 - Control of position, course, altitude, or attitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions

11.

Method and system for collaborative construction of a map

      
Application Number 16185000
Grant Number 11393114
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-11-08
First Publication Date 2022-07-19
Grant Date 2022-07-19
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Schweigert, Sebastian
  • Fath, Lukas
  • Zhang, Chen

Abstract

Methods and systems for collaboratively constructing a map of an environment. One or more sensory devices installed on an autonomous vehicle take readings within a field of view of the sensory device. As the vehicle moves within the environment, the sensory device continuously takes readings within new fields of view. At the same time, sensory devices installed on other autonomous vehicles operating within the same environment and/or fixed devices monitoring the environment take readings within their respective fields of view. The readings recorded by a processor of each autonomous vehicle may be shared with all other processors of autonomous vehicles operating within the same environment with whom a data transfer channel is established. Processors combine overlapping readings to construct continuously growing segments of the map. Combined readings are taken by the same sensory device or by different sensory devices and are taken at the same time or at different times.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 7/55 - Depth or shape recovery from multiple images
  • G06F 16/29 - Geographical information databases
  • G06T 7/70 - Determining position or orientation of objects or cameras
  • G06T 7/13 - Edge detection
  • G06T 7/174 - Segmentation; Edge detection involving the use of two or more images
  • G01S 1/00 - Beacons or beacon systems transmitting signals having a characteristic or characteristics capable of being detected by non-directional receivers and defining directions, positions, or position lines fixed relatively to the beacon transmitters; Receivers co-operating therewith

12.

METHOD OF LIGHTWEIGHT SIMULTANEOUS LOCALIZATION AND MAPPING PERFORMED ON A REAL-TIME COMPUTING AND BATTERY OPERATED WHEELED DEVICE

      
Application Number 17494251
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-05
First Publication Date 2022-06-16
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Fath, Lukas
  • Fitzgerald, Andrew
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Amin
  • Highfill, Brian
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Masih
  • Link, Nema

Abstract

Some aspects include a method for operating a wheeled device, including: capturing, by a primary sensor coupled to the wheeled device, primary sensor data indicative of a plurality of radial distances to objects; transforming, by a processor of the wheeled device, the plurality of radial distances from a perspective of the primary sensor to a perspective of the wheeled device; generating, by the processor, a partial map of visible areas in real-time at a first position of the wheeled device based on the primary sensor data and some secondary sensor data, wherein: the partial map is a bird's eye view; and the processor iteratively completes a full map of the environment based on new sensor data captured by sensors as the wheeled device performs work within the environment and new areas become visible to the sensors; and executing, by the wheeled device, a movement path to a second position.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • G01C 21/12 - Navigation; Navigational instruments not provided for in groups by using measurement of speed or acceleration executed aboard the object being navigated; Dead reckoning

13.

Surface coverage optimization method for mobile robotic devices

      
Application Number 16796719
Grant Number 11360481
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-02-20
First Publication Date 2022-06-14
Grant Date 2022-06-14
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Mehrnia, Soroush
  • Schweigert, Sebastian

Abstract

A method for covering a surface by a robotic device including: generating a two-dimensional map of a workspace using data from at least a depth measurement device positioned on the robotic device, dividing the two-dimensional map into a grid of cells, identifying the cells as free, occupied, or unknown, localizing the robotic device within the two-dimensional map, identifying at least one frontier within the map for exploration, generating a spanning tree such that a movement path of the robotic device includes a repetition of movement in a first direction along a straight line, 180 degree rotation over a distance perpendicular to the first direction, movement in a second direction opposite the first direction along a straight line, and 180 degree rotation over a distance perpendicular to the second direction, and recording the number of collisions incurred and the areas covered by the robotic device while executing the movement path.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions

14.

Autonomous versatile vehicle system

      
Application Number 16578549
Grant Number 11352071
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-09-23
First Publication Date 2022-06-07
Grant Date 2022-06-07
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Fath, Lukas
  • Fathi Djalali, Shahin

Abstract

Provided is a first robot including: a machine readable medium storing instructions that when executed by the processor of the first robot effectuates operations including: executing, with the processor of the first robot, a task; and transmitting, with the processor of the first robot, a signal to a processor of a second robot during execution of the task when its power supply level reduces below a predetermined threshold; and the second robot including: a machine readable medium storing instructions that when executed by the processor of the second robot effectuates operations including: executing, with the processor of the second robot, the remainder of the task upon receiving the signal transmitted from the processor of the first robot; and wherein the first robot navigates to a charging station when its power supply level reduces below the predetermined threshold and wherein the first robot and second robot provide the same services.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B62D 33/063 - Drivers' cabs movable from one position into at least one other position, e.g. tiltable, pivotable about a vertical axis, displaceable from one side of the vehicle to the other
  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • B60W 60/00 - Drive control systems specially adapted for autonomous road vehicles
  • G05D 1/00 - Control of position, course, altitude, or attitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot

15.

Method and apparatus for combining data to construct a floor plan

      
Application Number 16920328
Grant Number 11348269
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-07-02
First Publication Date 2022-05-31
Grant Date 2022-05-31
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Zhang, Chen
  • Schweigert, Sebastian
  • Fath, Lukas

Abstract

A robot for perceiving a spatial representation of an environment, including: an actuator, at least one sensor, a processor, and memory storing instructions that when executed by the processor effectuates operations including: capturing a plurality of data by the at least one sensor of the robot, wherein: the plurality of data comprises first data comprising pixel characteristics indicative of features of the environment and second data indicative of depth to objects in the environment; the plurality of data is captured from different positions within the environment through which the robot moves, the plurality of data corresponding with respective positions from which the plurality of data was captured; and the plurality of data captured from different respective positions within the environment corresponds to respective fields of view; and aligning the plurality of data as it is captured to more accurately perceive the spatial representation of the environment.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 7/593 - Depth or shape recovery from multiple images from stereo images
  • G06K 9/00 - Methods or arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters or for recognising patterns, e.g. fingerprints
  • G06N 5/04 - Inference methods or devices
  • G06K 9/62 - Methods or arrangements for recognition using electronic means
  • G06T 7/13 - Edge detection
  • G01S 7/48 - RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES - Details of systems according to groups , , of systems according to group
  • G06K 9/20 - Image acquisition
  • G06T 7/30 - Determination of transform parameters for the alignment of images, i.e. image registration
  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • G01S 17/86 - Combinations of lidar systems with systems other than lidar, radar or sonar, e.g. with direction finders
  • G06T 7/136 - Segmentation; Edge detection involving thresholding
  • G06T 7/33 - Determination of transform parameters for the alignment of images, i.e. image registration using feature-based methods
  • G01S 17/48 - Active triangulation systems, i.e. using the transmission and reflection of electromagnetic waves other than radio waves
  • G06T 7/00 - Image analysis
  • G01S 17/89 - Lidar systems, specially adapted for specific applications for mapping or imaging

16.

System and method for establishing virtual boundaries for robotic devices

      
Application Number 16749011
Grant Number 11347239
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-01-22
First Publication Date 2022-05-31
Grant Date 2022-05-31
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali

Abstract

Methods for utilizing virtual boundaries with robotic devices are presented including: positioning a boundary component having a receiver pair to receive a first robotic device signal substantially simultaneously by each receiver of the receiver pair from a robotic device only when the robotic device is positioned along a virtual boundary; operating the robotic device to move automatically within an area co-located with the virtual boundary; transmitting the first robotic device signal by the robotic device; and receiving the first robotic device signal by the receiver pair thereby indicating that the robotic device is positioned along the virtual boundary.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • B25J 9/16 - Programme controls
  • A01D 34/00 - Mowers; Mowing apparatus of harvesters

17.

Simultaneous collaboration, localization, and mapping

      
Application Number 16418988
Grant Number 11340079
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-05-21
First Publication Date 2022-05-24
Grant Date 2022-05-24
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Fath, Lukas
  • Zhang, Chen
  • Highfill, Brian
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Amin

Abstract

Provided is a wheeled device, including: a chassis; a set of wheels coupled to the chassis; one or more electric motors to rotate the set of wheels; a network card for wireless connection to the internet; a plurality of sensors; a processor electronically coupled to the plurality of sensors; and a tangible, non-transitory, machine readable medium storing instructions that when executed by the processor effectuates operations including: capturing, with at least one exteroceptive sensor, measurement readings of the environment; and estimating, with the processor using a statistical ensemble of simulated positions of the wheeled device and the measurement readings, a corrected position of the wheeled device to replace a last known position of the wheeled device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01C 21/32 - Structuring or formatting of map data
  • G06F 16/29 - Geographical information databases
  • G06K 9/00 - Methods or arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters or for recognising patterns, e.g. fingerprints
  • G06T 7/70 - Determining position or orientation of objects or cameras

18.

Method and apparatus for improving range finding system readings

      
Application Number 16880644
Grant Number 11320523
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-21
First Publication Date 2022-05-03
Grant Date 2022-05-03
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Zhang, Chen
  • Schweigert, Sebastian

Abstract

Provided is a robot, including: a chassis; a set of wheels coupled to the chassis; at least one motor; at least one motor controller; a range finding system; a plurality of sensors; a processor; and a medium storing instructions that when executed by the processor effectuates operations including: measuring, with the range finding system, distances to surfaces opposite the range finding system as the robot moves relative to the surfaces; monitoring, with the processor, the distance measurements taken by the range finding system; discarding, with the processor, outlier distance measurements that reflect an interruption in otherwise steadily fitting distance measurements taken as the robot moves towards and away from surrounding obstacles; and determining, with the processor, a position of an obstacle by identifying a position of the range finding system immediately before and after encountering the obstacle, signified by the interruption detected in the distance measurements.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01S 7/497 - Means for monitoring or calibrating
  • G01S 17/08 - Systems determining position data of a target for measuring distance only

19.

Robotic cleaner

      
Application Number 16297508
Grant Number 11320828
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-03-08
First Publication Date 2022-05-03
Grant Date 2022-05-03
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Fath, Lukas
  • Zhang, Chen

Abstract

Provided is a robotic device, including: a chassis; a set of wheels; one or more motors to drive the set of wheels; a controller in communication with the one or more motors; one or more surface cleaning tools; at least one sensor; a camera; one or more processors; a medium storing instructions that when executed by the one or more processors effectuate operations including: capturing, with the camera of the robotic device, spatial data of surroundings of the robotic device; generating, with the one or more processors of the robotic device, a movement path based on the spatial data of the surroundings; inferring, with the one or more processors of the robotic device, a location of the robotic device; and updating, with the one or more processors of the robotic device, the movement path to exclude locations of the movement path that the robotic device has previously been located.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • B25J 9/16 - Programme controls
  • B25J 11/00 - Manipulators not otherwise provided for
  • G05D 1/00 - Control of position, course, altitude, or attitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot

20.

Virtual tailor

      
Application Number 17195153
Grant Number 11315338
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-03-08
First Publication Date 2022-04-26
Grant Date 2022-04-26
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Afshar Bakooshli, Azadeh

Abstract

Provided is a machine-readable medium storing instructions that when executed by a processor effectuate operations including: receiving, with an application executed by a communication device, a first set of inputs including user data; generating, with the application, a three-dimensional model of the user based on the user data; receiving, with the application, a second set of inputs including a type of clothing garment; generating, with the application, a first set of clothing garments including clothing garments from a database of clothing garments that are the same type of clothing garment; generating, with the application, a second set of clothing garments from the first set of clothing garments based on the user data and one or more relationships between clothing attributes and human attributes; and presenting, with the application, the clothing garments from the second set of clothing garments virtually fitted on the three-dimensional model of the user.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 19/20 - Editing of 3D images, e.g. changing shapes or colours, aligning objects or positioning parts
  • D05B 19/04 - Sewing machines having electronic memory or microprocessor control unit characterised by memory aspects
  • G06N 20/00 - Machine learning

21.

Method for constructing a map while performing work

      
Application Number 16724328
Grant Number 11274929
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-12-22
First Publication Date 2022-03-15
Grant Date 2022-03-15
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Afrouzi, Ali Ebrahimi
  • Fath, Lukas
  • Zhang, Chen

Abstract

Provided is a method including: capturing, with at least one sensor of a robot, first data indicative of the position of the robot in relation to objects within the workspace and second data indicative of movement of the robot; recognizing, with a processor of the robot, a first area of the workspace based on observing at least one of: a first part of the first data and a first part of the second data; generating, with the processor of the robot, at least part of a map of the workspace based on at least one of: the first part of the first data and the first part of the second data; generating, with the processor of the robot, a first movement path covering at least part of the first recognized area; actuating, with the processor of the robot, the robot to move along the first movement path.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • G01C 21/30 - Map- or contour-matching
  • G06T 7/55 - Depth or shape recovery from multiple images
  • G06T 7/11 - Region-based segmentation
  • H04N 5/225 - Television cameras
  • G05D 1/00 - Control of position, course, altitude, or attitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
  • G01C 21/16 - Navigation; Navigational instruments not provided for in groups by using measurement of speed or acceleration executed aboard the object being navigated; Dead reckoning by integrating acceleration or speed, i.e. inertial navigation
  • G06T 7/30 - Determination of transform parameters for the alignment of images, i.e. image registration
  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers
  • G01C 21/20 - Instruments for performing navigational calculations
  • G01S 17/89 - Lidar systems, specially adapted for specific applications for mapping or imaging
  • G06T 7/62 - Analysis of geometric attributes of area, perimeter, diameter or volume
  • G06T 7/521 - Depth or shape recovery from the projection of structured light
  • G06T 3/00 - Geometric image transformation in the plane of the image

22.

OBSTACLE RECOGNITION METHOD FOR AUTONOMOUS ROBOTS

      
Application Number 17403292
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-08-16
First Publication Date 2022-03-03
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Fath, Lukas
  • Fitzgerald, Andrew
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Amin
  • Highfill, Brian

Abstract

Provided is a method for operating a robot, including: capturing images of a workspace; capturing movement data indicative of movement of the robot; capturing LIDAR data as the robot performs work within the workspace; comparing at least one object from the captured images to objects in an object dictionary; identifying a class to which the at least one object belongs; generating a first iteration of a map of the workspace based on the LIDAR data; generating additional iterations of the map based on newly captured LIDAR data and newly captured movement data; actuating the robot to drive along a trajectory that follows along a planned path by providing pulses to one or more electric motors of wheels of the robot; and localizing the robot within an iteration of the map by estimating a position of the robot based on the movement data, slippage, and sensor errors.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • B25J 9/16 - Programme controls

23.

Autonomous robotic device

      
Application Number 16353019
Grant Number 11254002
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-03-14
First Publication Date 2022-02-22
Grant Date 2022-02-22
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Fath, Lukas

Abstract

Provided is a robotic device including a medium storing instructions that when executed by one or more processors effectuate operations including: capturing, with a camera, spatial data of surroundings; generating, with the one or more processors, a movement path based on the spatial data; predicting, with the one or more processors, a new predicted state of the robotic device including at least a predicted position of the robotic device, wherein predicting the new predicted state includes: capturing, with at least one sensor, movement readings of the robotic device; predicting, with the one or more processors, the new predicted state using a motion model of the robotic device based on a previous predicted state of the robotic device and the movement readings; and updating, with the one or more processors, the movement path to exclude locations of the movement path that the robotic device has previously been predicted to be positioned.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B25J 9/16 - Programme controls
  • G05B 13/02 - Adaptive control systems, i.e. systems automatically adjusting themselves to have a performance which is optimum according to some preassigned criterion electric

24.

Method for tracking movement of a mobile robotic device

      
Application Number 16554040
Grant Number 11241791
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-08-28
First Publication Date 2022-02-08
Grant Date 2022-02-08
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Fath, Lukas
  • Zhang, Chen
  • Highfill, Brian

Abstract

Provided is a tangible, non-transitory, machine readable medium storing instructions that when executed by the processor effectuates operations including: capturing visual readings to objects within an environment; capturing readings of wheel rotation; capturing readings of a driving surface; capturing distances to obstacles; determining displacement of the robotic device in two dimensions based on sensor readings of the driving surface; estimating, with the processor, a corrected position of the robotic device to replace a last known position of the robotic device; determining a most feasible element in an ensemble based on the visual readings; and determining a most feasible position of the robotic device as the corrected position based on the most feasible element in the ensemble and the visual readings.

IPC Classes  ?

25.

System and method for establishing virtual boundaries for robotic devices

      
Application Number 16719254
Grant Number 11243545
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-12-18
First Publication Date 2022-02-08
Grant Date 2022-02-08
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali

Abstract

Methods for detecting an alignment of a robot with a virtual line, including: transmitting, with at least one transmitter of the robot, a first signal; receiving, with a first receiver and a second receiver of a device, the first signal; detecting, with the device, that the robot is aligned with the virtual line when the first receiver and the second receiver of the device simultaneously receive the first signal; transmitting, with at least one transmitter of the device, a second signal indicating that the robot is aligned with the virtual line; receiving, with at least one receiver of the robot, the second signal; actuating, with a processor of the robot, the robot to execute a movement upon receiving the second signal; and marking, with the processor of the robot, the location of the device in a map of an environment of the robot.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions

26.

Autonomous mobile robotic device for the transportation of items

      
Application Number 16127038
Grant Number 11214437
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-09-10
First Publication Date 2022-01-04
Grant Date 2022-01-04
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali

Abstract

An autonomous mobile robotic device that may carry and transport one or more items within an environment. The robotic device may comprise a platform on which the one or more items may be placed. The robotic device may pick up, deliver, distribution and/or transport the one or more items to one or more locations. The robotic device may be provided with scheduling information for task execution or for pick up, delivery, distribution and/or transportation of one or more items. Once tasks are complete, the robotic device may autonomously navigate to a storage location.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 7/00 - Methods or arrangements for processing data by operating upon the order or content of the data handled
  • B65G 1/137 - Storage devices mechanical with arrangements or automatic control means for selecting which articles are to be removed
  • B25J 13/00 - Controls for manipulators
  • B25J 9/16 - Programme controls

27.

Method for constructing a map while performing work

      
Application Number 16597945
Grant Number 11215461
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-10-10
First Publication Date 2022-01-04
Grant Date 2022-01-04
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Fath, Lukas
  • Zhang, Chen
  • Schweigert, Sebastian

Abstract

Provided is a method including: capturing, with at least one sensor of a robot, first data indicative of the position of the robot in relation to objects within the workspace and second data indicative of movement of the robot; recognizing, with a processor of the robot, a first area of the workspace based on observing at least one of: a first part of the first data and a first part of the second data; generating, with the processor of the robot, at least part of a map of the workspace based on at least one of: the first part of the first data and the first part of the second data; generating, with the processor of the robot, a first movement path covering at least part of the first recognized area; actuating, with the processor of the robot, the robot to move along the first movement path.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • G01C 21/30 - Map- or contour-matching
  • G06T 7/55 - Depth or shape recovery from multiple images
  • G06T 7/11 - Region-based segmentation
  • H04N 5/225 - Television cameras
  • G05D 1/00 - Control of position, course, altitude, or attitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers
  • G01C 21/20 - Instruments for performing navigational calculations
  • G01S 17/89 - Lidar systems, specially adapted for specific applications for mapping or imaging
  • G01C 21/16 - Navigation; Navigational instruments not provided for in groups by using measurement of speed or acceleration executed aboard the object being navigated; Dead reckoning by integrating acceleration or speed, i.e. inertial navigation
  • G06T 7/30 - Determination of transform parameters for the alignment of images, i.e. image registration
  • G06T 7/62 - Analysis of geometric attributes of area, perimeter, diameter or volume
  • G06T 7/521 - Depth or shape recovery from the projection of structured light
  • G06T 3/00 - Geometric image transformation in the plane of the image

28.

Versatile mobile platform

      
Application Number 16509099
Grant Number 11199853
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-07-11
First Publication Date 2021-12-14
Grant Date 2021-12-14
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Afrouzi, Ali Ebrahimi
  • Fath, Lukas
  • Zhang, Chen
  • Highfill, Brian
  • Afrouzi, Amin Ebrahimi
  • Djalali, Shahin Fathi
  • Afrouzi, Masih Ebrahimi
  • Bakooshli, Azadeh Afshar

Abstract

Provided is a tangible, non-transitory, machine readable medium storing instructions that when executed by a processor effectuates operations including: capturing, with at least one exteroceptive sensor, readings of an environment and capturing, with at least one proprioceptive sensor, readings indicative of displacement of a wheeled device; estimating, with the processor using an ensemble of simulated positions of possible new locations of the wheeled device, the readings of the environment, and the readings indicative of displacement, a corrected position of the wheeled device to replace a last known position of the wheeled device; determining, by the processor using the readings of the exteroceptive sensor, a most feasible position of the wheeled device as the corrected position; and, transmitting, by the processor, status information of tasks performed by the wheeled device to an external processor, wherein the status information initiates a second wheeled device to perform a second task.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • B25J 11/00 - Manipulators not otherwise provided for
  • B25J 13/00 - Controls for manipulators
  • B25J 5/00 - Manipulators mounted on wheels or on carriages

29.

Systems and methods for sending scheduling information to a robotic device

      
Application Number 16051328
Grant Number 11188095
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-07-31
First Publication Date 2021-11-30
Grant Date 2021-11-30
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Kwan, Chin Pang Alfred
  • Fitzgerald, Andrew Francis
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali

Abstract

Systems and methods for sending scheduling information to a mobile robotic device from an application of a communication device. The application of the communication device generates at least one scheduling command and transmits the at least one scheduling command to a router using a first wireless communication channel. The router is configured to transmit and receive the at least one scheduling command to and from at least one cloud service. A charging station of the robotic device receives the at least one scheduling command from the router using the first wireless communication channel and stores the at least one scheduling command on the charging station. The charging station transmits the at least one scheduling command to a processor of the robotic device using a second wireless communication channel and the processor of the robotic device modifies its scheduling information based on the at least one scheduling command.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/00 - Control of position, course, altitude, or attitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • G07C 5/00 - Registering or indicating the working of vehicles

30.

Retractable cable assembly in use with electrical devices

      
Application Number 16681538
Grant Number 11177641
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-11-12
First Publication Date 2021-11-16
Grant Date 2021-11-16
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Phillips, Michael Patrick

Abstract

A retractable cable assembly in use with an electrical charger, power adapter, or other power supply. A cable wound on a spool disposed within a housing may be extracted by manually pulling on the cable or pressing of a release switch until the desired length of the cable is drawn. As the cable is drawn an engaged locking mechanism is used to keep the cable in place during and after extraction of the cable until which time retraction of the cable is desired. Rotation or twisting of at least a portion of the housing disengages the locking mechanism, thereby freeing the cable and immediately retracting the cable within the housing.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02G 11/02 - Arrangements of electric cables or lines between relatively-movable parts using take-up reel or drum
  • H05K 5/00 - Casings, cabinets or drawers for electric apparatus
  • B65H 75/30 - Arrangements to facilitate driving or braking
  • H02J 7/00 - Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries
  • B65H 75/44 - Constructional details
  • H05K 5/02 - Casings, cabinets or drawers for electric apparatus - Details

31.

Robotic towing device

      
Application Number 16244833
Grant Number 11155247
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-01-10
First Publication Date 2021-10-26
Grant Date 2021-10-26
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Fath, Lukas
  • Fathi Djalali, Shahin

Abstract

Provided is a robotic towing device including: a mobile robotic chassis; a set of wheels coupled to the mobile robotic chassis; one or more motors; one or more processors; a casing coupled to the mobile robotic chassis; one or more arms coupled to the mobile robotic chassis on a first end; one or more lifts, each of the one or more lifts corresponding and coupled to one of the one or more arms on a second end; and one or more lift wheels, each of the one or more lift wheels corresponding and coupled to a terminal end of one of the one or more lifts.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60S 13/02 - Turntables; Traversers
  • B60P 3/07 - Vehicles adapted to transport, to carry or to comprise special loads or objects for carrying vehicles for carrying road vehicles
  • B62D 61/10 - Motor vehicles or trailers, characterised by the arrangement or number of wheels, not otherwise provided for, e.g. four wheels in diamond pattern with more than four wheels
  • G05D 1/00 - Control of position, course, altitude, or attitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot

32.

Method and apparatus for overexposing images captured by drones

      
Application Number 15930808
Grant Number 11153503
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-13
First Publication Date 2021-10-19
Grant Date 2021-10-19
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Fath, Lukas

Abstract

Provided is a method for overexposing images captured by a camera of a camera carrying device, including: providing a camera disabling apparatus within an environment, including: a housing; a camera disposed within the housing; a movable high power light source; a motor coupled to the high power light source; and a processor for detecting the camera carrying device in captured images of the environment; capturing, with the camera, an image of the environment; detecting, with the processor, the camera carrying device in the captured image; activating, with the processor, a light beam of the high power light source when the camera carrying device is detected in the captured image; and actuating, with the processor, the motor to direct the light beam of the high power light source towards the camera carrying device such that images captured by the camera of the camera carrying device are overexposed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 5/235 - Circuitry for compensating for variation in the brightness of the object
  • G08G 5/00 - Traffic control systems for aircraft
  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements
  • G06T 7/70 - Determining position or orientation of objects or cameras
  • G06K 9/00 - Methods or arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters or for recognising patterns, e.g. fingerprints
  • G05D 3/10 - Control of position or direction without using feedback
  • H04N 5/225 - Television cameras
  • H04N 7/18 - Closed-circuit television systems, i.e. systems in which the signal is not broadcast

33.

Autonomous refuse container replacement system

      
Application Number 16245998
Grant Number 11144056
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-01-11
First Publication Date 2021-10-12
Grant Date 2021-10-12
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali

Abstract

Included is a method for autonomous robotic refuse container replacement including: transmitting, by a processor of a first robotic refuse container, a request for replacement to a portion of processors of robotic refuse containers; receiving, by the processor of the first robotic refuse container, a return signal from a portion of processors of the robotic refuse containers; transmitting, by the processor of the first robotic refuse container, a confirmation for replacement to a processor of a second robotic refuse container in response to a return signal received from the processor of the second robotic refuse container; instructing, by the processor of the first robotic refuse container, the first robotic refuse container to navigate to a second location from a current location; and instructing, by the processor of the second robotic refuse container, the second robotic refuse container to navigate to the current location of the first robotic refuse container.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/00 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse
  • G05D 1/00 - Control of position, course, altitude, or attitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
  • G08G 1/00 - Traffic control systems for road vehicles
  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions

34.

Autonomous refuse bag replacement system

      
Application Number 16261635
Grant Number 11144066
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-01-30
First Publication Date 2021-10-12
Grant Date 2021-10-12
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali

Abstract

Included is a refuse bag replacement method including: detecting, by one or more sensors of the robotic refuse container, a refuse bag fill level; instructing, by a processor of the robotic refuse container, the robotic refuse container to navigate to a refuse collection site upon detecting a predetermined refuse bag fill level; and instructing, by the processor of the robotic refuse container, the robotic refuse container to discard a refuse bag housed within the robotic refuse container at the refuse collection site.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • B65F 1/12 - Refuse receptacles with devices facilitating emptying
  • B65F 1/06 - Refuse receptacles with removable inserts with flexible inserts, e.g. bags or sacks

35.

Autonomous versatile vehicle system

      
Application Number 16411771
Grant Number 11144057
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-05-14
First Publication Date 2021-10-12
Grant Date 2021-10-12
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Fath, Lukas
  • Fathi Djalali, Shahin
  • Zhang, Chen

Abstract

Provided is an autonomous versatile robotic chassis, including: a chassis; a set of wheels coupled to the chassis; one or more motors to drive the set of wheels; one or more mounting elements; at least one food equipment coupled to the robotic chassis using the one or more mounting elements; a processor; one or more sensors; a camera; and a tangible, non-transitory, machine readable medium storing instructions that when executed by the processor effectuates operations including: generating, with the processor, a map of an environment; localizing, with the processor, the robotic chassis; receiving, with the processor, a request for delivery of a food item to a first location; generating, with the processor, a movement path to the first location from a current location; and instructing, with the processor, the robotic chassis to transport the food item to the first location by navigating along the movement path.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/00 - Control of position, course, altitude, or attitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • B60P 3/20 - Vehicles adapted to transport, to carry or to comprise special loads or objects for transporting refrigerated goods
  • B60N 3/16 - Arrangements or adaptations of other passenger fittings, not otherwise provided for of cooking or boiling devices
  • G06N 3/08 - Learning methods
  • G06N 7/00 - Computer systems based on specific mathematical models
  • B60N 3/10 - Arrangements or adaptations of other passenger fittings, not otherwise provided for of receptacles for food or beverages, e.g. refrigerated

36.

Efficient coverage planning of mobile robotic devices

      
Application Number 16179861
Grant Number 11119216
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-11-02
First Publication Date 2021-09-14
Grant Date 2021-09-14
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali

Abstract

Provided is a robot-implemented process to create a coverage plan for a work environment, including obtaining, with a robotic device, raw data values of a work environment pertaining to likelihood of operational success and presence or absence of operational hazards contained within the work environment; determining, with one or more processors, the most efficient coverage plan for the robotic device based on the raw data values; and enacting the coverage plan based on the values from the data.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01S 17/89 - Lidar systems, specially adapted for specific applications for mapping or imaging
  • G05D 1/00 - Control of position, course, altitude, or attitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • G06K 9/00 - Methods or arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters or for recognising patterns, e.g. fingerprints
  • G06T 7/593 - Depth or shape recovery from multiple images from stereo images
  • G06K 9/20 - Image acquisition
  • G01S 7/48 - RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES - Details of systems according to groups , , of systems according to group

37.

Methods and systems for robotic surface coverage

      
Application Number 16599169
Grant Number 11119496
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-10-11
First Publication Date 2021-09-14
Grant Date 2021-09-14
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Fath, Lukas

Abstract

Some aspects include a method including: generating, with a processor of the robot, a map of the workspace; segmenting, with the processor of the robot, the map into a plurality of zones; transmitting, with the processor of the robot, the map to an application of a communication device; receiving, with the application, the map; displaying, with the application, the map; receiving, with the application, at least one input for the map; implementing, with the application, the at least one input into the map to generate an updated map of the workspace; transmitting, with the application, the updated map to the processor of the robot; receiving, with the processor of the robot, the updated map; generating, with the processor of the robot, a movement path based on the map or the updated map; and actuating, with the processor of the robot, the robot to traverse the movement path.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/00 - Control of position, course, altitude, or attitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions

38.

Power adapter

      
Application Number 29627468
Grant Number D0928704
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-11-28
First Publication Date 2021-08-24
Grant Date 2021-08-24
Owner AI INCORPORATED (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Fathi Djalali, Shahin

39.

Autonomous delivery device

      
Application Number 16179855
Grant Number 11099562
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-11-02
First Publication Date 2021-08-24
Grant Date 2021-08-24
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali

Abstract

Provided is an autonomous mobile robotic device that may carry, transport, and deliver one or more items in a work environment to predetermined destinations. The robotic device may comprise a container in which the one or more items may be placed. Once tasks are complete, the robotic device may autonomously navigate to a predetermined location.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/00 - Control of position, course, altitude, or attitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions

40.

Autonomous versatile vehicle system

      
Application Number 16230805
Grant Number 11091211
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-12-21
First Publication Date 2021-08-17
Grant Date 2021-08-17
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Fath, Lukas
  • Fathi Djalali, Shahin

Abstract

Included is a method for collaboration between a first robotic chassis and a second robotic chassis, including: executing, with the processor of the first robotic chassis, a first part of a task; transmitting, with the processor of the first robotic chassis, a signal to a processor of the second robotic chassis upon completion of the first part of the task; and executing, with the processor of the second robotic chassis, a second part of the task upon receiving the signal transmitted from the processor of the first robotic chassis; wherein the first robotic chassis and the second robotic chassis provide differing services.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B62D 33/063 - Drivers' cabs movable from one position into at least one other position, e.g. tiltable, pivotable about a vertical axis, displaceable from one side of the vehicle to the other
  • B60W 60/00 - Drive control systems specially adapted for autonomous road vehicles
  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • G05D 1/00 - Control of position, course, altitude, or attitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot

41.

Autonomous signal boosting robotic device

      
Application Number 16243524
Grant Number 11086314
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-01-09
First Publication Date 2021-08-10
Grant Date 2021-08-10
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali

Abstract

Provided is a robotic device including: a chassis including a set of wheels; one or more motors for driving the set of wheels; a suspension system; a rechargeable battery for providing power to the robotic device; a controller for controlling movement of the robotic device; a processor; a set of sensors; and, a signal boosting device. Further provided is a method for providing a mobile signal boost including: providing a robotic device including: a chassis including a set of wheels; a motor for driving the set of wheels; a suspension system; a rechargeable battery for providing power to the device; a control system module for controlling the movement of the device; a processor; and, a set of sensors; providing a signal boosting device coupled to the robotic device; and, transporting the signal boosting device to one or more locations within an environment of the robotic device by the robotic device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 7/00 - Methods or arrangements for processing data by operating upon the order or content of the data handled
  • G05D 1/00 - Control of position, course, altitude, or attitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot

42.

Method to minimize collisions of mobile robotic device

      
Application Number 16241934
Grant Number 11077555
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-01-07
First Publication Date 2021-08-03
Grant Date 2021-08-03
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali

Abstract

Included is a method for preventing a mobile robotic device from becoming stuck during a work session including: selecting, by a control system of the mobile robotic device, one or more actions to navigate through a workspace, wherein each action transitions the mobile robotic device from a current state to a next state; actuating, by the control system of the mobile robotic device, the mobile robotic device to execute the selected one or more actions; detecting, by the control system of the mobile robotic device, whether a collision is incurred by the mobile robotic device for each action executed; and, calculating and assigning, by the control system of the mobile robotic device, more than one level of rewards for each action executed based on collisions incurred by the mobile robotic device and completion of the action.

IPC Classes  ?

43.

Remote distance estimation system and method

      
Application Number 16832221
Grant Number 11069082
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-03-27
First Publication Date 2021-07-20
Grant Date 2021-07-20
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Mehrnia, Soroush
  • Fath, Lukas

Abstract

Provided is a method including emitting, with a laser light emitter disposed on a robot, a collimated laser beam projecting a light point on a surface opposite the laser light emitter; capturing, with each of at least two image sensors disposed on the robot, images of the projected light point; overlaying, with a processor of the robot, the images captured by the at least two image sensors to produce a superimposed image showing both captured images in a single image; determining, with the processor of the robot, a first distance between the projected light points in the superimposed image; and determining, with the processor, a second distance based on the first distance using a relationship that relates distance between light points with distance between the robot or a sensor thereof and the surface on which the collimated laser beam is projected.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 7/70 - Determining position or orientation of objects or cameras
  • G06T 11/60 - Editing figures and text; Combining figures or text
  • H04N 5/225 - Television cameras
  • G06T 7/521 - Depth or shape recovery from the projection of structured light
  • G01S 11/12 - Systems for determining distance or velocity not using reflection or reradiation using electromagnetic waves other than radio waves
  • G01S 17/46 - Indirect determination of position data
  • G06K 9/62 - Methods or arrangements for recognition using electronic means

44.

Detachable robotic vacuum dustbin

      
Application Number 16186499
Grant Number 11064856
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-11-10
First Publication Date 2021-07-20
Grant Date 2021-07-20
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Afrouzi, Ali Ebrahimi
  • Mehrnia, Soroush

Abstract

A removable dustbin for a robotic vacuum that is wholly separable from all electronic parts thereof including a motor unit such that the dustbin, when separated from the electronic parts, may be safely immersed in water for quick and easy cleaning. The dustbin design further facilitates easy access to the motor for convenient servicing and repair.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 9/14 - Bags or the like; Attachment of, or closures for, bags
  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers

45.

Latch locking mechanism

      
Application Number 16241308
Grant Number 11066858
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-01-07
First Publication Date 2021-07-20
Grant Date 2021-07-20
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor Motahari Asl, Soroush

Abstract

Provided is a latch mechanism including: a main body including a first enclosure and a second enclosure; a latch including: a latch body positioned within and slidingly coupled with the first enclosure of the main body; a latch lock fixed to the latch body; and a handle fixed to the latch body; and a latch locking mechanism including: a stopper positioned within and slidingly coupled with the second enclosure of the main body; a limit bar fixed to the latch body; a spring holder fixed to the latch body; and a spring positioned on the spring holder.

IPC Classes  ?

  • E05B 85/24 - Bolts rotating about an axis
  • E05B 65/00 - Locks for special use
  • E05B 63/22 - Locks with special structural characteristics operated by a pulling or pushing action perpendicular to the front plate
  • E05B 17/22 - Means for operating or controlling lock or fastening device accessories, i.e. other than the fastening members, e.g. switches, indicators

46.

Mopping extension for a robotic vacuum

      
Application Number 16375968
Grant Number 11058268
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-04-05
First Publication Date 2021-07-13
Grant Date 2021-07-13
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Mehrnia, Soroush
  • Bautista, Renee

Abstract

Provided is a mopping extension attachable to a robotic floor cleaning device including: a fluid reservoir for storing one or more cleaning fluids; a cloth for receiving the one or more cleaning fluids, wherein the cloth is oriented toward the work surface; and, at least one or more dispersed nozzle sets for controlling delivery of the one or more cleaning fluids to the cloth.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 5/00 - Structural features of suction cleaners
  • A47L 7/00 - Suction cleaners adapted for additional purposes; Tables with suction openings for cleaning purposes; Containers for cleaning articles by suction; Suction cleaners adapted to cleaning of brushes; Suction cleaners adapted to taking-up liquids
  • A47L 9/00 - DOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL - Details or accessories of suction cleaners, e.g. mechanical means for controlling the suction or for effecting pulsating action; Storing devices specially adapted to suction cleaners or parts thereof; Carrying-vehicles specially adapted for suction cleaners

47.

Method for developing navigation plan in a robotic floor-cleaning device

      
Application Number 16446574
Grant Number 11036230
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-06-19
First Publication Date 2021-06-15
Grant Date 2021-06-15
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Fath, Lukas
  • Zhang, Chen

Abstract

Included is a method of path planning for a robotic device, including: receiving, by a processor of the robotic device, a sequence of one or more commands; executing, via the robotic device, the sequence of one or more commands; saving the sequence of one or more commands in memory of the robotic device after a predetermined amount of time from receiving a most recent one or more commands; and re-executing the saved sequence of one or more commands.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • G05D 1/00 - Control of position, course, altitude, or attitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot

48.

Method for estimating distance using point measurement and color depth

      
Application Number 16932495
Grant Number 11037320
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-07-17
First Publication Date 2021-06-15
Grant Date 2021-06-15
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Mehrnia, Soroush

Abstract

A method including detecting an object in a line of sight of at least one sensor; adjusting a current path of the robot to include a detour path around the object, instructing the robot to resume along the current path after avoiding the object, discarding at least some data collected by sensors of the robot in overlapping areas covered, inferring previously visited areas and unvisited areas, generating a planar representation of a workspace of the robot by stitching data collected by at least some sensors of the robot at overlapping points, and presenting at least the planar representation and coverage statistics on an application of a communication device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 7/18 - Closed-circuit television systems, i.e. systems in which the signal is not broadcast
  • G06T 7/60 - Analysis of geometric attributes
  • G01C 3/08 - Use of electric radiation detectors
  • G06T 7/521 - Depth or shape recovery from the projection of structured light
  • G06T 7/90 - Determination of colour characteristics

49.

Autonomous hospital bed

      
Application Number 16399368
Grant Number 11013655
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-04-30
First Publication Date 2021-05-25
Grant Date 2021-05-25
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Fath, Lukas
  • Zhang, Chen

Abstract

Provided is an autonomous hospital bed including: a frame; wheels; motors to drive the wheels; a controller in communication with the motors; sensors; a processor; a tangible, non-transitory, machine readable medium storing instructions that when executed by the processor effectuate operations including: capturing, with the sensors, depth data indicating distances to objects within an environment of the hospital bed and directions of the distances; capturing, with the sensors, movement data indicating movement distance and direction of the hospital bed; generating, with the processor, a map of the environment using the depth and movement data; generating, with the processor, a movement path to a first location; instructing, with the processor, motor drivers of the wheels to move the hospital bed along the movement path; and, inferring, with the processor, a location of the hospital bed within the environment as the hospital bed navigates along the movement path.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61G 7/10 - Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons, e.g. special adaptations of hoists thereto
  • A61G 7/018 - Control or drive mechanisms

50.

Obstacle recognition method for autonomous robots

      
Application Number 16570242
Grant Number 10969791
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-09-13
First Publication Date 2021-04-06
Grant Date 2021-04-06
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Mehrnia, Soroush

Abstract

Provided is a robot, including: a plurality of sensors; a processor; a tangible, non-transitory, machine readable medium storing instructions that when executed by the processor effectuates operations including: capturing, with an image sensor, images of a workspace as the robot moves within the workspace; identifying, with the processor, at least one characteristic of at least one object captured in the images of the workspace; determining, with the processor, an object type of the at least one object based on characteristics of different types of objects stored in an object dictionary; and instructing, with the processor, the robot to execute at least one action based on the object type of the at least one object.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • B25J 9/16 - Programme controls

51.

Obstacle recognition method for autonomous robots

      
Application Number 16995500
Grant Number 11449061
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-08-17
First Publication Date 2021-03-25
Grant Date 2022-09-20
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Mehrnia, Soroush
  • Fath, Lukas

Abstract

Provided is a method for operating a robot, including capturing images of a workspace, comparing at least one object from the captured images to objects in an object dictionary, identifying a class to which the at least one object belongs using an object classification unit, instructing the robot to execute at least one action based on the object class identified, capturing movement data of the robot, and generating a planar representation of the workspace based on the captured images and the movement data, wherein the captured images indicate a position of the robot relative to objects within the workspace and the movement data indicates movement of the robot.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06V 30/416 - Extracting the logical structure, e.g. chapters, sections or page numbers; Identifying elements of the document, e.g. authors
  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • B25J 9/16 - Programme controls

52.

Built in robotic floor cleaning system

      
Application Number 15071069
Grant Number 10958081
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-03-15
First Publication Date 2021-03-23
Grant Date 2021-03-23
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali

Abstract

The present disclosure provides a built-in robotic floor cleaning system installed within the infrastructure of a workspace and a method for controlling and integrating such system in a workspace. The built-in robotic floor cleaning system comprises a robotic floor cleaning device and a docking station for charging the robotic floor cleaning device wherein the docking station is built into the infrastructure of the workspace. The system may further comprise a control panel integrated into the infrastructure of the workspace to deliver inputs from users and display outputs from the system. The system may further comprise a variety of types of confinement methods built into the infrastructure of the workspace to aid the robotic floor cleaning device in navigation. The system may also be provided with a virtual map of the environment during an initial set-up phase to assist with navigation.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02J 7/00 - Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries

53.

Edge detection system

      
Application Number 16279699
Grant Number 10933534
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-02-19
First Publication Date 2021-03-02
Grant Date 2021-03-02
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Mehrnia, Soroush
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Masih

Abstract

Included is a method for a mobile automated device to detect and avoid edges including: providing one or more rangefinder sensors on the mobile automated device to calculate, continuously or periodically, distances from the one or more rangefinder sensor to a surface; monitoring, with a processor of the mobile automated device, the distances calculated by each of the one or more rangefinder sensors; and actuating, with the processor of the mobile automated device, the mobile automated device to execute one or more predetermined movement patterns upon the processor detecting a calculated distance greater than a predetermined amount, wherein the one or more movement patterns initiate movement of the mobile automated device away from the area where the increase was detected.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B25J 9/00 - Programme-controlled manipulators
  • B25J 9/16 - Programme controls
  • B25J 5/00 - Manipulators mounted on wheels or on carriages
  • B25J 11/00 - Manipulators not otherwise provided for
  • A47L 9/28 - Installation of the electric equipment, e.g. adaptation or attachment to the suction cleaner; Controlling suction cleaners by electric means
  • A47L 9/04 - Nozzles with driven brushes or agitators
  • A47L 9/00 - DOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL - Details or accessories of suction cleaners, e.g. mechanical means for controlling the suction or for effecting pulsating action; Storing devices specially adapted to suction cleaners or parts thereof; Carrying-vehicles specially adapted for suction cleaners
  • G01S 15/931 - Sonar systems specially adapted for specific applications for anti-collision purposes of land vehicles
  • G01S 17/931 - Lidar systems, specially adapted for specific applications for anti-collision purposes of land vehicles

54.

Methods for finding the perimeter of a place using observed coordinates

      
Application Number 16542287
Grant Number 10935383
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-08-15
First Publication Date 2021-03-02
Grant Date 2021-03-02
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Fath, Lukas
  • Zhang, Chen
  • Schweigert, Sebastian

Abstract

Provided is a method for navigating and mapping a workspace, including: obtaining a stream of spatial data indicative of a robot's position in a workspace, the stream of spatial data being based on at least output of a first sensor; obtaining a stream of movement data indicative of the robot's displacement in the workspace, the stream of movement data being based on at least output of a second sensor of different type than the first sensor; navigating along a path of the robot in the workspace based on the stream of spatial data; while navigating, mapping at least part of the workspace based on the stream of spatial data to form or update a spatial map in memory; and switching to a second mode of operation if the stream of spatial data is unavailable due to the first sensor becoming impaired or inoperative.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01C 21/30 - Map- or contour-matching
  • G06T 7/55 - Depth or shape recovery from multiple images
  • G06T 7/11 - Region-based segmentation
  • H04N 5/225 - Television cameras
  • G05D 1/00 - Control of position, course, altitude, or attitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers
  • G01C 21/20 - Instruments for performing navigational calculations
  • G01S 17/89 - Lidar systems, specially adapted for specific applications for mapping or imaging
  • G06T 7/62 - Analysis of geometric attributes of area, perimeter, diameter or volume
  • G06T 7/521 - Depth or shape recovery from the projection of structured light
  • G06T 3/00 - Geometric image transformation in the plane of the image

55.

Tennis playing robotic device

      
Application Number 16247630
Grant Number 10912981
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-01-15
First Publication Date 2021-02-09
Grant Date 2021-02-09
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali

Abstract

Provided is a tennis playing robotic device including: a chassis; a set of wheels; one or more motors to drive the wheels; one or more processors; one or more sensors; one or more arms pivotally coupled to the chassis; and one or more tennis rackets, each of the one or more tennis rackets being coupled to a terminal end of a corresponding arm of the one or more arms.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A63B 69/38 - Training appliances or apparatus for special sports for tennis

56.

System and method for guiding heading of a mobile robotic device

      
Application Number 16504012
Grant Number 10901431
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-07-05
First Publication Date 2021-01-26
Grant Date 2021-01-26
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Fath, Lukas
  • Zhang, Chen
  • Highfill, Brian

Abstract

A tangible, non-transitory, machine readable medium storing instructions that when executed by an image processor effectuates operations including: causing the camera to capture one or more images of an environment of the robotic device; receiving, with the image processor, one or more multidimensional arrays including at least one parameter that describes a feature included in the one or more images, wherein values of the at least one parameter correspond with pixels of a corresponding one or more images of the feature; determining, with the image processor, an amount of asymmetry of the feature in the one or more images based on at least a portion of the values of the at least one parameter; and, transmitting, with the image processor, a signal to the processor of the controller to adjust a heading of the robotic device by an amount proportional to the amount of asymmetry of the feature.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • G06T 7/68 - Analysis of geometric attributes of symmetry
  • G06T 7/521 - Depth or shape recovery from the projection of structured light
  • G06T 7/70 - Determining position or orientation of objects or cameras

57.

Method for efficient operation of mobile robotic devices

      
Application Number 15976853
Grant Number 10882186
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-05-10
First Publication Date 2021-01-05
Grant Date 2021-01-05
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Zhang, Chen

Abstract

A method for efficient navigational and work duty planning for mobile robotic devices. A mobile robotic device will autonomously create a plan for navigation and work duty functions based on data compiled regarding various considerations in the work environment. These factors include what type of work surface is being operated on, whether dynamic obstacles are present in the work environment or not and the like factors.

IPC Classes  ?

58.

OBSTACLE RECOGNITION METHOD FOR AUTONOMOUS ROBOTS

      
Application Number 16995480
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-08-17
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Mehrnia, Soroush
  • Fath, Lukas

Abstract

Provided is a method for operating a robot, including capturing images of a workspace, comparing at least one object from the captured images to objects in an object dictionary, identifying a class to which the at least one object belongs using an object classification unit, instructing the robot to execute at least one action based on the object class identified, capturing movement data of the robot, and generating a planar representation of the workspace based on the captured images and the movement data, wherein the captured images indicate a position of the robot relative to objects within the workspace and the movement data indicates movement of the robot.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • B25J 9/16 - Programme controls

59.

System and method for confining robotic devices

      
Application Number 15674310
Grant Number 10845817
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-08-10
First Publication Date 2020-11-24
Grant Date 2020-11-24
Owner AI INCORPRATED (Canada)
Inventor Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali

Abstract

A method for confining and/or modifying the movement of robotic devices by means of a boundary component. The boundary component is placed within an area co-located with the robotic device. The boundary component has a predetermined surface indentation pattern that may be discerned by a sensor component installed onto the robotic device. A robotic device configured with a line laser emitting diode, an image sensor, and an image processor detects predetermined indentation patterns of surfaces within a specific environment. The line laser diode emits the line laser upon surfaces within the filed of view of the image sensor. The image sensor captures images of the projected line laser and sends them to the image processor. The image processor iteratively compares received images against a predetermined surface indentation pattern of the boundary component. Once the predetermined indentation pattern is detected the robotic device may mark the location within the working map of the environment. This marked location, and hence boundary component, may be used in confining and/or modifying the movements of the robotic device within or adjacent to the area of the identified location. This may include using the marked location to avoid or stay within certain areas or execute pre-programmed actions in certain areas.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/00 - Control of position, course, altitude, or attitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • B25J 9/16 - Programme controls

60.

Methods for an autonomous robotic device to identify locations captured in an image

      
Application Number 16219647
Grant Number 10810427
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-12-13
First Publication Date 2020-10-20
Grant Date 2020-10-20
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Schweigert, Sebastian
  • Zhang, Chen
  • Yuan, Hao

Abstract

Provided are operations including: receiving, with one or more processors of a robot, an image of an environment from an imaging device separate from the robot; obtaining, with the one or more processors, raw pixel intensity values of the image; extracting, with the one or more processors, objects and features in the image by grouping pixels with similar raw pixel intensity values, and by identifying areas in the image with greatest change in raw pixel intensity values; determining, with the one or more processors, an area within a map of the environment corresponding with the image by comparing the objects and features of the image with objects and features of the map; and, inferring, with the one or more processors, one or more locations captured in the image based on the location of the area of the map corresponding with the image.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06K 9/00 - Methods or arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters or for recognising patterns, e.g. fingerprints
  • G06T 7/187 - Segmentation; Edge detection involving connected component labelling
  • B25J 9/16 - Programme controls
  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions

61.

Recharge station with extendable prongs for mobile robot

      
Application Number 15706523
Grant Number 10786129
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-09-15
First Publication Date 2020-09-29
Grant Date 2020-09-29
Owner AI INCORPORATED (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Fathi Djalali, Shahin

Abstract

A charging station for a mobile robotic vacuum using a folding dual prong system to recharge the battery of a mobile robotic vacuum. The electrical connector node contacts which charge the mobile robotic vacuum are placed on these dual prongs. The prongs extend outward from the charging station when charging is required for the mobile robotic vacuum's battery. When not charging, the prongs are retracted back into the charging station in order to protect the prongs and the electrical charging nodes.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 10/44 - Methods for charging or discharging
  • H01M 10/46 - Accumulators structurally combined with charging apparatus
  • A47L 9/28 - Installation of the electric equipment, e.g. adaptation or attachment to the suction cleaner; Controlling suction cleaners by electric means
  • H02J 7/00 - Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries
  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions

62.

Power adapter with retracting cord

      
Application Number 29627470
Grant Number D0896751
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-11-28
First Publication Date 2020-09-22
Grant Date 2020-09-22
Owner AI INCORPRATED (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Fathi Djalali, Shahin

63.

Vibrating air filter for robotic vacuums

      
Application Number 16015467
Grant Number 10765984
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-06-22
First Publication Date 2020-09-08
Grant Date 2020-09-08
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali

Abstract

A vibrating air filter of a robotic vacuum comprising an electromagnet, a permanent magnet and an air filter. The electromagnet may comprise a metal wire and a power source connected to a first end of the wire. The power source may deliver electric pulses in alternating directions through the wire creating an electromagnet. The metal wire may be coiled around or placed adjacent to the permanent magnet and a second end of the wire may be connected to an air filter. Interaction between the magnetic fields of the electromagnet and permanent magnet may cause vibration of the wire and hence connected filter. Vibration of the filter may loosen any dust and debris latched onto the filter that may be shed into a dust bin of the vacuum.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B01D 46/00 - Filters or filtering processes specially modified for separating dispersed particles from gases or vapours
  • A47L 9/10 - Filters; Dust separators; Dust removal; Automatic exchange of filters
  • A47L 9/28 - Installation of the electric equipment, e.g. adaptation or attachment to the suction cleaner; Controlling suction cleaners by electric means

64.

Wheel suspension system

      
Application Number 16270489
Grant Number 10766324
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-02-07
First Publication Date 2020-09-08
Grant Date 2020-09-08
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Nasiri Sarvi, Masoud
  • Mcdonald, Scott

Abstract

Provided is a robotic device including: a body; an electronic computing device housed within the body; and at least two wheel suspension systems coupled with the body including: a first suspension system including: a frame; a rotating arm pivotally coupled to the frame on a first end and coupled to a wheel on a second end; and an extension spring coupled with the rotating arm on a third end and the frame on a fourth end, wherein the extension spring is extended when the wheel is retracted; and a second suspension system including: a base slidingly coupled with the frame; a plurality of vertically positioned extension springs coupled with the frame on a fifth end and the base on a sixth end; at least one set of paired magnets, with at least one magnet affixed to the frame and paired to at least one magnet affixed to the base.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60G 3/26 - Means for maintaining substantially-constant wheel camber during suspension movement
  • B60G 21/05 - Interconnection systems for two or more resiliently-suspended wheels, e.g. for stabilising a vehicle body with respect to acceleration, deceleration or centrifugal forces permanently interconnected mechanically between wheels on the same axle but on different sides of the vehicle, i.e. the left and right wheel suspensions being interconnected
  • B60G 3/14 - Resilient suspensions for a single wheel with a single pivoted arm the arm being essentially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the vehicle the arm being rigid

65.

Method for robotic devices to authenticate users

      
Application Number 16221425
Grant Number 10762186
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-12-14
First Publication Date 2020-09-01
Grant Date 2020-09-01
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Amin
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Masih
  • Mehrnia, Soroush
  • Afshar Bakooshli, Azadeh

Abstract

Provided is a method for establishing and maintaining a user loyalty metric to accesses a plurality of robotic device functions including: receiving biometric data associated with a user; authenticating the user; providing a time access memory, wherein the time access memory comprises a plurality of memory cells; assigning a predetermined time slot to each of the plurality of memory cells, wherein each of the plurality of memory cells is available for writing only during the predetermined time slot, after which each memory cell is made read-only; storing the biometric data of the user if the user is authenticated within a currently available memory cell of the time access memory; increasing the user loyalty metric if the user is authenticated; and, providing access to the plurality of robotic device functions in accordance with the user loyalty metric.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 21/32 - User authentication using biometric data, e.g. fingerprints, iris scans or voiceprints
  • G06K 9/00 - Methods or arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters or for recognising patterns, e.g. fingerprints

66.

Method for estimating distance using point measurement and color depth

      
Application Number 16393921
Grant Number 10755430
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-04-24
First Publication Date 2020-08-25
Grant Date 2020-08-25
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Mehrnia, Soroush

Abstract

A method including: positioning sensors on a robotic device; positioning a camera on the robotic device; capturing an image of the environment; measuring color depth of each pixel in the image; classifying each pixel into a color depth range; determining for at least one set of two points captured in the image, if the color depth of pixels measured in a region between the two points is within a predetermined range of color; generating at least one line between the two points when the color depth of pixels measured in the region between the two points is within the predetermined range of color; identifying on a map of the environment a wall surface on which the line is generated as a flat wall surface; and adjusting a heading of the robotic device relative to an angle of the wall surface.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 7/18 - Closed-circuit television systems, i.e. systems in which the signal is not broadcast
  • G06T 7/60 - Analysis of geometric attributes
  • G01C 3/08 - Use of electric radiation detectors
  • G06T 7/90 - Determination of colour characteristics

67.

Robotic Cooking Device

      
Application Number 16275115
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-02-13
First Publication Date 2020-08-13
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali

Abstract

Provided is a robotic cooking device including: a chassis; a set of wheels; a processor; an actuator; one or more sensors; one or more motors; and one or more cooking devices. An application of a communication device wirelessly connected to the robotic cooking device is used for one or more of: choosing settings of the robotic cooking device, choosing a location of the robotic cooking device, adjusting or generating a map of the environment, adjusting or generating a navigation path of the robotic cooking device, adjusting or generating boundaries of the robotic cooking device, and monitoring a food item within the one or more cooking devices.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B25J 9/16 - Programme controls
  • G05D 23/19 - Control of temperature characterised by the use of electric means
  • F04D 27/00 - Control, e.g. regulation, of pumps, pumping nstallations or pumping systems specially adapted for elastic fluids
  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • F24C 1/16 - Stoves or ranges in which the fuel or energy supply is not restricted to solid fuel or to a type covered by a single one of groups ; Stoves or ranges in which the type of fuel or energy supply is not specified with special adaptation for travelling, e.g. collapsible
  • B25J 13/00 - Controls for manipulators

68.

Method and apparatus for combining data to construct a floor plan

      
Application Number 16594923
Grant Number 10740920
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-10-07
First Publication Date 2020-08-11
Grant Date 2020-08-11
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Zhang, Chen
  • Schweigert, Sebastian

Abstract

Provided is a method including capturing a plurality of images by at least one sensor of a robot; aligning, with a processor of the robot, data of respective images based on an area of overlap between the fields of view of the plurality of images; and determining, with the processor of the robot, based on alignment of the data, a spatial model of the environment.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 7/593 - Depth or shape recovery from multiple images from stereo images
  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • G06K 9/00 - Methods or arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters or for recognising patterns, e.g. fingerprints
  • G01S 17/89 - Lidar systems, specially adapted for specific applications for mapping or imaging
  • G06N 5/04 - Inference methods or devices
  • G06K 9/62 - Methods or arrangements for recognition using electronic means
  • G06T 7/13 - Edge detection
  • G01S 7/48 - RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES - Details of systems according to groups , , of systems according to group
  • G06K 9/20 - Image acquisition
  • G06T 7/30 - Determination of transform parameters for the alignment of images, i.e. image registration
  • G06T 7/136 - Segmentation; Edge detection involving thresholding
  • G06T 7/33 - Determination of transform parameters for the alignment of images, i.e. image registration using feature-based methods
  • G01S 17/48 - Active triangulation systems, i.e. using the transmission and reflection of electromagnetic waves other than radio waves
  • G06T 7/00 - Image analysis
  • G01S 17/86 - Combinations of lidar systems with systems other than lidar, radar or sonar, e.g. with direction finders

69.

Obstacle recognition method for autonomous robots

      
Application Number 16832180
Grant Number 10788836
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-03-27
First Publication Date 2020-07-16
Grant Date 2020-09-29
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Mehrnia, Soroush
  • Fath, Lukas

Abstract

Provided is a method including capturing, by an image sensor disposed on a robot, images of a workspace; obtaining, by a processor of the robot or via the cloud, the captured images; comparing, by the processor of the robot or via the cloud, at least one object from the captured images to objects in an object dictionary; identifying, by the processor of the robot or via the cloud, a class to which the at least one object belongs using an object classification unit; and instructing, by the processor of the robot, the robot to execute at least one action based on the object class identified.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • B25J 9/16 - Programme controls

70.

Recharge station for mobile robot

      
Application Number 15377674
Grant Number 10698411
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-12-13
First Publication Date 2020-06-30
Grant Date 2020-06-30
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali

Abstract

A recharge station for a mobile robot and method for navigating to a recharge station. Two signal emitters on the recharge station emit uniquely identifiable signals in two separate ranges. A mobile robot is configured to look for the signals with two signal receivers, a left receiver looking for the signals of the left emitter and a right receiver looking for the signals of the right receiver. Upon sensing the left emitter signals with the left receiver and the right emitter signals with the right receiver, the mobile robot is aligned with the recharge station. The mobile robot is configured to then drive forward until charging contacts on the mobile robot make contact with charging contacts on the recharge station.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05B 15/00 - Systems controlled by a computer
  • G05B 19/00 - Programme-control systems
  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • B25J 19/00 - Accessories fitted to manipulators, e.g. for monitoring, for viewing; Safety devices combined with or specially adapted for use in connection with manipulators
  • B60L 53/14 - Conductive energy transfer
  • B25J 9/00 - Programme-controlled manipulators

71.

Method and apparatus for improving range finding system readings

      
Application Number 15683255
Grant Number 10690757
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-08-22
First Publication Date 2020-06-23
Grant Date 2020-06-23
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Zhang, Chen
  • Schweigert, Sebastian Christopher Daub

Abstract

A computer-implemented method for improving range finding system such as LIDAR, sonar, depth camera, and the like distance readings during instances when the range finding system is tilted. A range finding system continuously takes distance measurements to surfaces opposite the range finding system. As the range finding system is moved toward (or away from) stationary surfaces, a processor examines the successive measurements taken by the range finding system. If the measurements reflect a steady decline (or increase) in distances, readings will be accepted as normal and the system will continue to operate normally. If the measurements reflect a steady decline (or increase) in distances interrupted by measurements at least a predetermined amount or percentage greater than the measurements immediately before and after the interruption, the interrupting measurements are flagged and discarded.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01C 25/00 - Manufacturing, calibrating, cleaning, or repairing instruments or devices referred to in the other groups of this subclass
  • G01S 7/497 - Means for monitoring or calibrating
  • G01S 17/08 - Systems determining position data of a target for measuring distance only

72.

Side brush

      
Application Number 29627473
Grant Number D0885062
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-11-28
First Publication Date 2020-05-26
Grant Date 2020-05-26
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Djalali, Shahin Fathi
  • Afrouzi, Ali Ebrahimi

73.

Robotic vacuum with a user interface

      
Application Number 29703943
Grant Number D0884999
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-08-30
First Publication Date 2020-05-19
Grant Date 2020-05-19
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Fathi Djalali, Shahin
  • Afshar Bakooshli, Azadeh

74.

Cover for a mobile robotic vacuum

      
Application Number 29645055
Grant Number D0884998
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-04-23
First Publication Date 2020-05-19
Grant Date 2020-05-19
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor Afshar Bakooshli, Azadeh

75.

Surface coverage optimization method for autonomous mobile machines

      
Application Number 15406890
Grant Number 10613541
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-01-16
First Publication Date 2020-04-07
Grant Date 2020-04-07
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Mehrnia, Soroush
  • Schweigert, Sebastian

Abstract

A system and method for devising a surface coverage scheme within a workspace. Space within a two-dimensional map of the workspace is identified as free, occupied, or unknown. The map is divided into a grid of cells. A loop-free spanning tree is constructed within all free cells within the grid. The robotic device is programmed to drive along the outside edge of the spanning tree to cover all portions of each free cell at least once upon completing the path. The system monitors several performance parameters during each work session and assigns negative rewards based on these parameters. A large positive reward is assigned upon completion of the surface coverage. Spanning trees with at least slight differences are used to determine which spanning tree produces the highest reward. The system is programmed to attempt maximize rewards at all times, causing the system to learn the best eventual method or policy for servicing the workspace.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions

76.

Virtual barrier device

      
Application Number 29636473
Grant Number D0879775
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-02-08
First Publication Date 2020-03-31
Grant Date 2020-03-31
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Fathi Djalali, Shahin

77.

Brush with pressure sensor

      
Application Number 15791788
Grant Number 10602899
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-10-24
First Publication Date 2020-03-31
Grant Date 2020-03-31
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali

Abstract

A rotatable brush with a pressure sensor. The pressure sensor comprises a projecting blade connected to a tactile sensor by a flexible member. The projecting blade extends along the length of the shaft and is housed among the plurality of bristles protruding radially from the shaft. The projecting blade compresses the flexible member when pressure around the brush reaches a predetermined threshold. Upon compression of the flexible member, the tactile sensor, electronically coupled with a processor or controller, is activated thereby triggering a variety of possible preprogrammed responses.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 9/28 - Installation of the electric equipment, e.g. adaptation or attachment to the suction cleaner; Controlling suction cleaners by electric means
  • A46B 15/00 - Other brushes; Brushes with additional arrangements
  • A46B 13/00 - Brushes with driven brush bodies
  • A47L 9/04 - Nozzles with driven brushes or agitators
  • B08B 1/04 - Cleaning by methods involving the use of tools, brushes, or analogous members using rotary operative members
  • B08B 1/00 - Cleaning by methods involving the use of tools, brushes, or analogous members
  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers

78.

Robotic Vacuum with Rotating Cleaning Apparatus

      
Application Number 16533706
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-08-06
First Publication Date 2020-03-05
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Mehrnia, Soroush
  • Afshar Bakooshli, Azadeh
  • Fath, Lukas
  • Zhang, Chen
  • Highfill, Brian

Abstract

A robotic surface cleaning device is provided, including a casing, a chassis, a set of wheels coupled to the chassis to drive the robotic surface cleaning device, a control system to instruct movement of the set of wheels, a battery to provide power to the robotic surface cleaning device, one or more sensors, a processor, rotating assembly, including a plate supported by a base of the casing, rotating mechanism to rotate the plate; and one or more cleaning apparatuses mounted to a first side of the plate.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 9/28 - Installation of the electric equipment, e.g. adaptation or attachment to the suction cleaner; Controlling suction cleaners by electric means

79.

System and method for establishing virtual boundaries for robotic devices

      
Application Number 15177259
Grant Number 10579066
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-06-08
First Publication Date 2020-03-03
Grant Date 2020-03-03
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali

Abstract

Methods for utilizing virtual boundaries with robotic devices are presented including: positioning a boundary component having a receiver pair to receive a first robotic device signal substantially simultaneously by each receiver of the receiver pair from a robotic device only when the robotic device is positioned along a virtual boundary; operating the robotic device to move automatically within an area co-located with the virtual boundary; transmitting the first robotic device signal by the robotic device; and receiving the first robotic device signal by the receiver pair thereby indicating that the robotic device is positioned along the virtual boundary.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/00 - Control of position, course, altitude, or attitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
  • B25J 9/16 - Programme controls
  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • A01D 34/00 - Mowers; Mowing apparatus of harvesters

80.

Robotic vacuum

      
Application Number 29685998
Grant Number D0874079
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-04-02
First Publication Date 2020-01-28
Grant Date 2020-01-28
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Fathi Djalali, Shahin
  • Phillips, Michael
  • Powers, Alexander
  • Nasiri Sarvi, Masoud
  • Mcdonald, Scott

81.

Side brush

      
Application Number 29656559
Grant Number D0873028
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-07-13
First Publication Date 2020-01-21
Grant Date 2020-01-21
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali

82.

Robotic vacuum

      
Application Number 29597879
Grant Number D0872953
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-03-21
First Publication Date 2020-01-14
Grant Date 2020-01-14
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Fathi Djalali, Shahin

83.

Mobile robotic vacuum

      
Application Number 29627982
Grant Number D0871693
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-11-30
First Publication Date 2019-12-31
Grant Date 2019-12-31
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Fathi Djalali, Shahin

84.

Robotic vacuum

      
Application Number 29682828
Grant Number D0870403
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-03-08
First Publication Date 2019-12-17
Grant Date 2019-12-17
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Fathi Djalali, Shahin
  • Afshar Bakooshli, Azadeh

85.

Mobile robotic vacuum

      
Application Number 29645065
Grant Number D0869796
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-04-23
First Publication Date 2019-12-10
Grant Date 2019-12-10
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor Afshar Bakooshli, Azadeh

86.

Method for devising a schedule based on user input

      
Application Number 15449660
Grant Number 10496063
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-03-03
First Publication Date 2019-12-03
Grant Date 2019-12-03
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali

Abstract

A schedule development method for a robotic floor-cleaning device that attempts to recognize patterns in user input to automatically devise a work schedule.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 19/00 - Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific applications (specially adapted for specific functions G06F 17/00;data processing systems or methods specially adapted for administrative, commercial, financial, managerial, supervisory or forecasting purposes G06Q;healthcare informatics G16H)
  • G05B 19/042 - Programme control other than numerical control, i.e. in sequence controllers or logic controllers using digital processors
  • B25J 9/16 - Programme controls
  • B25J 11/00 - Manipulators not otherwise provided for
  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers

87.

Robotic floor-cleaning system manager

      
Application Number 15272752
Grant Number 10496262
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-09-22
First Publication Date 2019-12-03
Grant Date 2019-12-03
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Mehrnia, Soroush

Abstract

A method for instructing operation of a robotic floor-cleaning device based on the position of the robotic floor-cleaning device within a two-dimensional map of the workspace. A two-dimensional map of a workspace is generated using inputs from sensors positioned on a robotic floor-cleaning device to represent the multi-dimensional workspace of the robotic floor-cleaning device. The two-dimensional map is provided to a user on a user interface. A user may adjust the boundaries of the two-dimensional map through the user interface and select settings for map areas to control device operation in various areas of the workspace.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/0484 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object or an image, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • B25J 11/00 - Manipulators not otherwise provided for
  • B25J 9/16 - Programme controls
  • B25J 13/00 - Controls for manipulators

88.

Remote control

      
Application Number 29637404
Grant Number D0867341
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-02-18
First Publication Date 2019-11-19
Grant Date 2019-11-19
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor Afshar Bakooshli, Azadeh

89.

Remote control

      
Application Number 29638921
Grant Number D0867343
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-03-01
First Publication Date 2019-11-19
Grant Date 2019-11-19
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor Afshar Bakooshli, Azadeh

90.

Remote control

      
Application Number 29638923
Grant Number D0867344
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-03-01
First Publication Date 2019-11-19
Grant Date 2019-11-19
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor Afshar Bakooshli, Azadeh

91.

Remote control

      
Application Number 29637402
Grant Number D0867339
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-02-18
First Publication Date 2019-11-19
Grant Date 2019-11-19
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor Afshar Bakooshli, Azadeh

92.

Remote control

      
Application Number 29637403
Grant Number D0867340
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-02-18
First Publication Date 2019-11-19
Grant Date 2019-11-19
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor Afshar Bakooshli, Azadeh

93.

Remote control

      
Application Number 29638920
Grant Number D0867342
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-03-01
First Publication Date 2019-11-19
Grant Date 2019-11-19
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor Afshar Bakooshli, Azadeh

94.

Method and apparatus for overexposing images captured by drones

      
Application Number 15963710
Grant Number 10690457
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-04-26
First Publication Date 2019-10-31
Grant Date 2020-06-23
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali

Abstract

A device for nullifying images captured by drones utilizing a high power light to overexpose said images. One or more cameras installed in the device capture images of the area surrounding the device. Computer vision and deep learning are utilized to identify drones in the captured images. If a drone is identified, the location thereof is estimated. A high power light installed in the device is directed at the estimated location of the drone to overexpose any images that are being taken of the area around the device by the drone.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G08G 5/00 - Traffic control systems for aircraft
  • G08B 25/14 - Central alarm receiver or annunciator arrangements
  • B64C 39/02 - Aircraft not otherwise provided for characterised by special use
  • H04W 4/02 - Services making use of location information
  • F41H 13/00 - Means of attack or defence not otherwise provided for
  • G06K 9/66 - Methods or arrangements for recognition using electronic means using simultaneous comparisons or correlations of the image signals with a plurality of references, e.g. resistor matrix references adjustable by an adaptive method, e.g. learning
  • H04N 5/232 - Devices for controlling television cameras, e.g. remote control
  • H04N 5/225 - Television cameras

95.

Obstacle recognition method for autonomous robots

      
Application Number 15442992
Grant Number 10452071
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-02-27
First Publication Date 2019-10-22
Grant Date 2019-10-22
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Mehrnia, Soroush

Abstract

A method for identifying objects by an autonomous robot. Images of a work environment are captured by an image sensor positioned on the autonomous robot. An object dictionary containing image data regarding a set of objects is preloaded into the system. Captured images are transmitted to an image processor that processes the images to generate feature vector and identify objects within the images by comparison to objects in the object dictionary. Upon identifying an object in an image as an object from the object dictionary, the system executes a set of preprogrammed responses, which may include altering a movement path to avoid colliding with or driving over the object.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • B25J 9/16 - Programme controls

96.

Method for tracking movement of a mobile robotic device

      
Application Number 15955344
Grant Number 11029698
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-04-17
First Publication Date 2019-10-17
Grant Date 2021-06-08
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor Afrouzi, Ali Ebrahimi

Abstract

A method for tracking movement and turning angle of a mobile robotic device using two optoelectronic sensors positioned on the underside thereof. Digital image correlation is used to analyze images captured by the optoelectronic sensors and determine the amount of offset, and thereby amount of movement of the device. Trigonometric analysis of a triangle formed by lines between the positions of the optoelectronic sensors at different intervals may be used to determine turning angle of the mobile robotic device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • G06T 7/20 - Analysis of motion

97.

Side brush

      
Application Number 29656333
Grant Number D0862893
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-07-11
First Publication Date 2019-10-15
Grant Date 2019-10-15
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali

98.

Side brush

      
Application Number 29656349
Grant Number D0862895
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-07-12
First Publication Date 2019-10-15
Grant Date 2019-10-15
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali

99.

Side brush

      
Application Number 29656350
Grant Number D0862896
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-07-12
First Publication Date 2019-10-15
Grant Date 2019-10-15
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali

100.

Side brush

      
Application Number 29656555
Grant Number D0862898
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-07-13
First Publication Date 2019-10-15
Grant Date 2019-10-15
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
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