US 10,891,850 B1
Humidity control system
Darren Xinhang Chen, Sunnyvale, CA (US); David Gordon Duff, Mountain View, CA (US); and Alexander Norton Meade, San Francisco, CA (US)
Assigned to Waymo LLC, Mountain View, CA (US)
Filed by Waymo LLC, Mountain View, CA (US)
Filed on Mar. 4, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/808,682.
Application 16/808,682 is a continuation of application No. 16/011,141, filed on Jun. 18, 2018, granted, now 10,621,851.
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G08B 21/20 (2006.01); H05K 5/02 (2006.01); G01N 25/66 (2006.01); B01D 53/26 (2006.01)
CPC G08B 21/20 (2013.01) [G01N 25/66 (2013.01); H05K 5/0213 (2013.01); B01D 53/261 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method comprising:
receiving, by one or more processors, first information corresponding to a saturation percentage of a desiccant within a sensor housing of a sensor of a vehicle; receiving, by the one or more processors, second information identifying temperature data corresponding to the first route along which the vehicle is projected to travel; determining, by the one or more processors, a condensation risk corresponding to a likelihood of condensation forming within the sensor housing in the event that the vehicle travels the first route based upon the saturation percentage and the temperature data; and
based upon the determined condensation risk, determining a second route for the vehicle to travel.