Patents Assigned to Uber Technologies, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11961020
    Abstract: This disclosure generally relates to a light electric vehicle. More specifically, this disclosure describes how to limit or restrict access to a light electric vehicle based on determined or anticipated environmental conditions. The disclosure also describes how to change one or more capabilities or operating parameters of the light electric vehicle based on determined and/or anticipated environmental conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas Foley, Michael Beckmann
  • Patent number: 11960557
    Abstract: Systems and methods of inferential user matching include inferring an interest in matching between the first user and the second user based at least in part on a first profile of a first user and a second profile of a second user. Based at least in part on the inferred interest in matching, the systems and methods match the first user and the second user for a service, and transmit (i) a first representation of the first user to a portable device of the second user, and (ii) a second representation of the second user to a portable device of the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Dennis Flinn, Naomi Felina Moneypenny
  • Patent number: 11956308
    Abstract: A distributed computing system uses dynamically calculates a subset size for each of a plurality of load balancers. Each of a plurality of load balancers logs requests from client devices for connections to back-end servers and periodically sends a request report to a traffic aggregator, which aggregates the report requests from the load balancers in the corresponding zone. Each traffic aggregator sends the aggregated request data to a traffic controller, which aggregates the request data to determine a total number of requests received at the system. The total request data is transmitted through each traffic aggregator to each load balancer instance, which calculates a percentage of the total number of requests produced by the load balancer and determines a subset size based on the calculated percentage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Prashant Varanasi, Chien-Chih Liao, Simon Jeffrey Newton
  • Patent number: 11954754
    Abstract: A computing system can detect the launch of a rider application on computing devices of users of a transport service. The computing system can receive location data indicating the current location of each user, and determine a usage pattern for each user based on historical data corresponding to historical utilization of the transport service by the user. Based on the current location and the usage pattern of the user, the computing system can determine one or more suggested destination locations for the user, and transmit, over the one or more networks, display data to cause the rider application to display a destination accelerator for each of the one or more suggested destination locations. The destination accelerator can be selectable by the user to automatically input a destination location into a transport request for the transport service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuhki Yamashita, Didier Patrick Hilhorst, Bryant Jow, Peter Ng
  • Patent number: 11953331
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include systems, methods, and devices to facilitate pick-up/drop-off zone (PDZ) handoffs between autonomous vehicles. Consistent with some embodiments, a pick-up/drop-off zone (PDZ) is located based on detecting a first autonomous vehicle stopped at a stopping location. A system determines, based on one or more criteria, whether to request the first autonomous vehicle to remain stopped at the stopping location to create an opportunity for a second autonomous vehicle to claim the PDZ. An amount of time for the first autonomous vehicle to remain stopped at the stopping location is determined based on the one or more criteria. A request to remain stopped at the stopping location is transmitted to a vehicle autonomy system of the first autonomous vehicle based on satisfaction of the one or more criteria. The request specifies the amount of time for the first autonomous vehicle to remain at the stopping location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shenglong Gao, Brent Goldman, Konrad Julian Niemiec
  • Patent number: 11950167
    Abstract: A mobile computing device can operate as a user device or a service provider device for a network-based service. The mobile computing device can transmit location data to a network system to aid in the network system's management of the network-based service. The mobile computing device can dynamically adjust the location data transmission rate at which location data is transmitted to the network system based on various parameters, including one or more of: a power status, information related to the network-based service, network connectivity metrics, and the like. By dynamically adjusting the location data transmission rate based one or more of these parameters, the mobile computing device can conserve battery power without adversely affecting the provisioning of the network-based service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Erick Chang, Katherine Swanson
  • Patent number: 11948464
    Abstract: A network computer system receives request data from computing devices of requesting users in a sub-region of a service area. The system further receives location data from computing devices of drivers operating in the sub-region. Based on the request data and the location data, the system determines a service condition for the sub-region. Based on the service condition indicating that the sub-region is in a driver oversupply state, the system transmits a service instruction to computing devices of a plurality of drivers within the sub-region, the service instruction being associated with a target outside the sub-region and a set of progress conditions. The system then periodically determines, for each driver of the plurality of drivers, an estimated time of arrival (ETA) to the target from a current position of the driver to determine whether the driver is satisfying the set of progress conditions of the service instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashley Quitoriano, Kevin Spieser, Parijat Mazumdar, Rei Chiang, Shicong Meng, Zhi Li
  • Patent number: 11942266
    Abstract: Systems for improvements in electrical power distribution and monitoring systems for data centers. A system can include a circuit breaker, a set of phased current transformers (CTs), a neutral CT, and a metering device. The circuit breaker can be mounted in a first enclosure. Additionally, the set of phased CTs can be positioned in a first component arrangement of a second enclosure. The set of phased CTs can be coupled to the circuit breaker and be configured to measure a current value flowing through the circuit breaker. Moreover, the neutral CT can be positioned in a second component arrangement of the second enclosure. The neutral No errors found. CT can be coupled to the circuit breaker. Furthermore, the metering device can be configured to transmit data associated with the current value to a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Christopher Thies, Tor Adom Kyaagba
  • Patent number: 11922340
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for generating and transmitting push notifications in connection with a transport service. Push notification triggers can be configured by a user via an application-based user interface corresponding to an application specific to the transport service. A user profile associated with the user can be accessed to detect one or more preconfigured push notification triggers, and thereafter transport service activity can be dynamically monitored for trigger events. Such trigger events can cause the system to generate and transmit push notifications to the user's mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Stacey Farrelly, Shalin Amin, Robert Marshall, Kevin Novak, Matthew Sweeney
  • Patent number: 11924308
    Abstract: A computer system can receive user data from a computing device of a user, and based on the user data, determine that the user will utilize a transport service to arrive at a destination location at a specified time. The system can monitor transport provider availability within a proximity of a current location of the user prior to the specified time. The system can then determine a service request time for the user based at least in part on the transport provider availability, and automatically generate the service request for the user at the service request time to match the user to a transport provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gang Cheng, Jason Chionh, Jonathan Kantrowitz, Oren Freiberg, Juncao Li, Jie Zhang
  • Patent number: 11922341
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling autonomous vehicles are provided. Assisted autonomy tasks facilitated by operators for a plurality of autonomous vehicles can be tracked in order to generate operator attributes for each of a plurality of operators. The attributes for an operator can be based on tracking one or more respective assisted autonomy tasks facilitated by the operator. The operator attributes can be used to facilitate enhanced remote operations for autonomous vehicles. For example, request parameters can be obtained in response to a request for remote assistance associated with an autonomous vehicle. An operator can be selected to assist with autonomy tasks for the autonomous vehicle based at least in part on the operator attributes for the operator and the request parameters associated with the request. Remote assistance for the first autonomous vehicle can be initiated, facilitated by the first operator in response to the request for remote assistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Shanshi Chen, Samann Ghorbanian-Matloob, Brent Justin Goldman, Michael Guanran Huang
  • Patent number: 11912296
    Abstract: Systems and methods for avoiding illegal stopping zones are provided. In example embodiments, a networked system identifies a destination of a driver providing a transportation service to a user. The networked system monitors a user device of the driver, and infers, based on the monitoring, that the driver is planning to stop in an illegal stopping zone located a predetermined distance to the destination. The inference is based on device data such as accelerometer data or location data that is triangulated with known or derived illegal stopping zones. In response, the networked system causes presentation of a notification on a user interface of the device of the driver. The notification provides an indication of the illegal stopping zone. In some embodiments, the notification also provides an alternative stopping location determined by the networked system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shailendra Ramineni Rao, Wesley KaiJie Leung, Eleanor Cady Wachsman, Jon Ryan Bowen
  • Patent number: 11907675
    Abstract: A generative cooperative network (GCN) comprises a dataset generator model and a learner model. The dataset generator model generates training datasets used to train the learner model. The trained learner model is evaluated according to a reference training dataset. The dataset generator model is modified according to the evaluation. The training datasets, the dataset generator model, and the leaner model are stored by the GCN. The trained learner model is configured to receive input and to generate output based on the input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Felipe Petroski Such, Aditya Rawal, Joel Anthony Lehman, Kenneth Owen Stanley, Jeffrey Michael Clune
  • Patent number: 11908034
    Abstract: A computer system can receive requests for transport from computing devices of users while the users ride a transit vehicle. The system can determine a rate of travel of the transit vehicle based on location data received from the computing device of a user riding the transit vehicle. Based at least in part on the rate of travel of the transit vehicle, the system can determine a first estimated time of arrival (ETA) of the user to the start location. The system can further receive location data from computing devices associated with available vehicles within a proximity of a start location of the user, and select one of vehicles to service the request when the ETA of the vehicle is within a threshold amount of time of the first ETA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nuri Kim, Christopher Haugli, Rachel Lin, Hasrat Godil, Jeffrey Wolski, Amos Barreto
  • Patent number: 11884293
    Abstract: Disclosed are autonomous vehicles that may autonomously navigate at least a portion of a route defined by a service request allocator. The autonomous vehicle may, at a certain portion of the route, request remote assistance. In response to the request, an operator may provide input to a console that indicates control positions for one or more vehicle controls such as steering position, brake position, and/or accelerator position. A command is sent to the autonomous vehicle indicating how the vehicle should proceed along the route. When the vehicle reaches a location where remote assistance is no longer required, the autonomous vehicle is released from manual control and may then continue executing the route under autonomous control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Arvind Srinivasan, Samann Ghorbanian-Matloob, Sean Shanshi Chen, Eli Schleifer, Shelley Bower, Patrick Willett
  • Patent number: 11885631
    Abstract: A computing system can receive sensor data from one or more computing devices co-located with a vehicle, where the sensor data indicates a seating arrangement of one or more current passengers of the vehicle. The system can receive location data from the one or more computing devices co-located with the vehicle, and using the sensor data and the location data, the system determines a first route for the vehicle to travel to a start location of a requesting user such that a curbside seat of the vehicle is available for the requesting user. The system then transmits navigation instructions to the one or more computing devices co-located with the vehicle to provide routing directions corresponding to the first route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Martin Warr
  • Patent number: 11888948
    Abstract: A network system can receive a set of multi-user request data corresponding to a multi-user request for service for a set of users that includes a first user. The set of multi-user request data can indicate a common start location for the set of users and identification information for at least the first user of the set of users. In response to receiving the set of multi-user request data from the requesting user device, the system transmits a first set of data to a first user device of the first user to cause the first user device to prompt the first user to input a destination location for the first user. The system then identifies a set of service providers to fulfill the multi-user request for service for the set of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Sweeney, Logan Rockmore, Lisa Weitekamp
  • Patent number: 11885628
    Abstract: A system receives sensor data from computing devices of passengers riding in an autonomous vehicle (AV). Based on the sensor data, the system can determine a position of each of the passengers within the AV. The system determines a next passenger to be picked up by the AV. Based at least in part on the position of each of the passengers within the AV, the system can (i) select a pickup location for the next passenger, and (ii) determine a route for the AV based on the pickup location such that an open seat within the AV is adjacent to the next passenger when the AV arrives at the pickup location for the next passenger. The system can transmit data corresponding to the route to enable the AV to update a current route in order to facilitate a rendezvous with the passenger at the pickup location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuri Choi, Guangqiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 11881994
    Abstract: A computing system implementing an application service can determine, from a network dataset, that a network latency for a common network service provider crosses an upper latency threshold. Based on this determination, the system can determine a subset of the computing devices that utilize the common network service provider, and transmit a set of configuration signals to the subset of computing devices. The set of configuration signals can modify a set of default application configurations of a designated application to compensate for the network latency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas Cobb
  • Patent number: 11879741
    Abstract: Systems and methods for optimizing issue reporting in a navigation environment are provided. In example embodiments, a networked system causes presentation of a navigation user interface on a user device of a user, whereby the navigation user interface includes a route being navigated and navigation instructions. The networked system also causes presentation of one or more issue icons on the user device, whereby each issue icon represents a different type of issue to be reported. A selection of an issue icon from the one or more issue icons is received by the networked system. In response to receiving the selection of the issue icon, the networked system infers a location associated with the issue. The networked system updates a database with the issue and the inferred location. In some embodiments, the database is updated after the inferred location or the issue is verified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shailendra Ramineni Rao, Nirav Bipinchandra Mehta, Paweena Attayadmawittaya, Janice Jieun Suh, Hanzhou Li