Patents Assigned to Uber Technologies, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11519742
    Abstract: Various examples are directed to systems and methods for routing an autonomous vehicle. For example, a system may access temporal data comprising a first temporal data item. The first temporal data item may describe a first roadway condition, a first time, and a first location. The system may also access a routing graph that comprises a plurality of route components and determine that a first route component of the routing graph corresponds to the first location. The system may generate a constrained routing graph at least in part by modifying the first route component based at least in part on the first roadway condition. The system may additionally generate a route for an autonomous vehicle using the constrained routing graph; and cause the autonomous vehicle to begin traversing the route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Voznesensky, Brent Goldman, Mark Yen
  • Patent number: 11516623
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamically maintaining and utilizing walking profiles for time estimations in service scheduling are provided. A networked system detects usage of an application on a user device. In response to the detecting, the networked system accesses environmental condition data at a location associated with a user of the user device, whereby the environmental condition data comprises one or more environmental condition affecting the location. The networked system accesses walking pace data from the user device, whereby the walking pace data represents a current walking pace of the user and correlates the walking pace data with the environmental condition data. Using the correlated data, the networked system adjusts a parameter in a walking profile of the user. The walking profile is then used to determine time estimates that are used to schedule services that require walking by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc
    Inventor: Howard David Jaffe
  • Patent number: 11514485
    Abstract: A network system provides interventions to providers to reduce the likelihood that its users will experience safety incidents. The providers provide service to the users such as transportation. Providers who are safe and have positive interpersonal behavior may be perceived by users as high quality providers. However, other providers may be more prone to cause safety incidents. A machine learning model is trained using features derived from service received by users of the network system. Randomized experiments and trained models predict the effectiveness of various interventions on a provider based on characteristics of the provider and the feedback received for the provider. As interventions are sent to providers, the change in feedback can indicate whether the intervention was effective. By providing messages proactively, the network system may prevent future safety incidents from occurring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Sangick Jeon
  • Patent number: 11516619
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for determining a street and segment corresponding to the geographic coordinates for a location and determining a heading and a side of the street for the location. The system and methods further provide for generating a list of places within a predetermined distance from the location, determining a first subset of places of the list of places that are located on the same street as the street corresponding to the geographic coordinates for the location, and generating a second subset of places from the first subset of places, each place of the second subset of places having a same heading and side of the street as the heading and side of the street for the location. The systems and methods further provide for selecting a place of the second subset of places and generating a semantic label for the selected place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Karthik Tumuluru, Thomas Matthew Hirschfeld
  • Patent number: 11507090
    Abstract: Systems and methods for vehicle motion control with interactive object annotation are provided. A method can include obtaining data indicative of a plurality of objects within a surrounding environment of the autonomous vehicle. For example, the plurality of objects can include at least at one problem object encountered by the autonomous vehicle while navigating a planned route. The method can include determining a group of objects of the plurality of objects. For example, the group of objects can include the problem object and one or more other objects in proximity to the problem object. The method can include determining a classification update to be applied to the group of objects. The method can include applying the classification update to the group of objects. The method can include providing data indicative of the classification update for the group of objects to the autonomous vehicle for use in motion planning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Shanshi Chen, Samann Ghorbanian-Matloob
  • Patent number: 11509677
    Abstract: A mechanism is described herein for automatically detecting vulnerability remediations and regressions. A system may receive data indicating that a security alert exists for a specific vulnerability. The system retrieves parameters from the alert and generates (or retrieves) a script or a set of scripts for detecting the vulnerability based on those parameters. The script is executed to determine whether the vulnerability has been remediated or has regressed post remediation. If the system determined that the vulnerability has been remediated, it transmits a request to resolve the security alert. The script is then continually or periodically executed. If the system, through executing the script, determines that the vulnerability has been reintroduced into the environment (e.g., via a code upgrade or a parameter update), it reopens the existing alert indicating that the vulnerability has been reintroduced into the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Aastha Yadav, Martin Hristov Georgiev
  • Patent number: 11505984
    Abstract: A system for monitoring a vehicle used in providing a service is disclosed. The system detects when the service is complete, and upon detecting that the service is complete, the system determines, from one or more sensors of the vehicle, that an object which should have been removed from the vehicle after completion of the transport service, remains in the vehicle. The system then automatically initiates performance of a remedial action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David McAllister Bradley, Jean-Sebastien Valois
  • Patent number: 11507606
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving a search process by providing a visual guided search experience is provided. A networked system determines a location of a user device. A user interface (UI) is presented illustrating a map at a first level view of an area based on the location. The networked system receives, via the UI, a first touch input indicating a zoom selection. In response, the UI shows a second level view of the area that includes a plurality of nodes each representing a point of interest in the area. The second level view is a lower level view than the first level view. The networked system then receives, via the UI, a second touch input selecting a node of the plurality of node. In response to the selecting of the node, navigation information for a selected point of interest corresponding to the selected node is presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Karim Fateem, Yu Zhang, Brandon Iles
  • Patent number: 11507111
    Abstract: Systems and methods for evaluating and deploying fleets of autonomous in operational domains are described. A computing system may obtain data indicative of one or more capabilities of at least one autonomous vehicle, data indicative of vehicle service dynamics in an operational domain over a period of time, and determining a plurality of resource performance parameters respectively for a plurality of autonomous vehicle fleets associated with potential deployment in the operational domain. Each autonomous vehicle fleet can be associated with a different number of autonomous vehicles The resource performance parameter for each autonomous vehicle fleet can be based at least in part on the one or more capabilities of the at least one autonomous vehicle and the vehicle service dynamics in the operational domain. The computing system can initiate an action associated with the operational domain based at least in part on the plurality of resource performance parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Valerie Nina Chadha, Ye Yuan, Neil Stegall, Brent Justin Goldman, Kane Sweeney, Rei Chiang
  • Patent number: 11501524
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for monitoring a location of a client device associated with a transportation service and generating augmented reality images for display on the client device. The systems and methods use sensor data from the client device and a device localization process to monitor the location of the client device by comparing renderings of images captured by the client device to renderings of the vicinity of the pickup location. The systems and methods determine navigation instructions from the user's current location to the pickup location and select one or more augmented reality elements associated with the navigation instructions and/or landmarks along the route to the pickup location. The systems and methods instruct the client device to overlay the selected augmented reality elements on a video feed of the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Matthew Rogan, Taehun Yoon, Gregory Mark Mahowald
  • Patent number: 11503133
    Abstract: A system and method for dynamically adjusting attributes for a network service is described. A computing system can determine a change that is to be implemented to an attribute of the network service. For each of a plurality of computing devices, the computing system can receive information associated with that computing device from a designated application operating on that computing device. The designated application is associated with the network service. The computing system automatically implements the change to at least one but not all of the plurality of computing devices based on the information received from each of the plurality of computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Amos Barreto
  • Patent number: 11501403
    Abstract: Systems and methods herein describe receiving a target location from a computing device, using a machine learning model: determining a first access point and a second access point associated with the target location, causing presentation of the first access point as a first selectable user interface element and the second access point as a second selectable user interface within a graphical user interface on the computing device, receiving a first selection of the first selectable user interface element from the computing device; and in response to receiving the first selection, and initiating a trip request based on the refined map coordinates of the first access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Heguang Liu, Jane Alam Jan
  • Patent number: 11501643
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling an autonomous vehicle to reduce idle data usage and vehicle downtime are provided. In one example embodiment, a computing system can obtain data associated with autonomous vehicle(s) that are online with a service entity. The computing system can obtain data indicative of the geographic area with an imbalance in a number of vehicles associated with the geographic area. The computing system can determine a first autonomous vehicle for re-positioning with respect to the geographic area based at least in part on the data associated with the one or more autonomous vehicles and the data indicative of the geographic. The computing system can communicating data indicative of a first re-positioning assignment associated with the first autonomous vehicle. In some implementations, the computing system can generate vehicle service incentive to entice a vehicle provider to re-position its autonomous vehicles with respect to the geographic area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Justin Goldman, Leigh Gray Hagestad, Rei Chiang
  • Patent number: 11494517
    Abstract: A network system is provided that enables a user to record media in connection with a user operating a service application to participate in a transport service. In examples, the network system includes a user computing device on which media is recorded and stored in an unrenderable state. The user can elect to make a media recording submission for a particular service activity (e.g., trip provided or received by user). In response to the media recording submission, the user computing device identifies one or more media files that contain media data which depict the service activity. The identified media files are transmitted to a service computing system where the media files can be rendered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shobhit Gupta, Misha Bosin, Neil Chopra, Garrick Buckley, Emmanuelle Soni, Dhaval Shah
  • Patent number: 11488277
    Abstract: A transport system can manage an on-demand transportation service to connect available vehicles with users, and can compile ride history data for each user. The ride history data can indicate the contextual usage of the on-demand transportation service by the user. Based on the ride history data, the transport system can determine demographic and personal interest information of the respective user. The transport system may then personalize one or more ride characteristics of any ride requested by the user based on the demographic and personal interest information determined from the ride history of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nemanja Djuric, Vladan Radosavljevic
  • Patent number: 11481459
    Abstract: An inferential user matching system can determine a mutual interest between a first user and a second user. Based on determining the mutual interest, the system can transmit an expression of interest indication to a portable device(s) of the first and/or second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Dennis Flinn, Naomi Felina Moneypenny
  • Patent number: 11482111
    Abstract: A computing system computes a timing interval between high-capacity vehicles (HCVs) for each HCV corridor within a geographic region to control rates of HCVs entering and exiting each of the HCV corridors. For each of the HCV corridors, the computing system schedules a first HCV to provide a transport service along the corridor beginning at a first starting time, transmits first schedule data for the corridor to the first HCV, schedules a second HCV to provide the transport service along the corridor beginning at a second starting time after the first starting time according to the timing interval for the corridor, and transmits second schedule data for the corridor to the second HCV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Kuhn, Eoin O'Mahony, Miraj Ramhematpura, Mustafa Sahin, Lior Seeman, Philippe Sekine, Vishnu Srinivasan Sundaresan, Meisam Vosoughpour, Danhua Guo, Robert Paine
  • Patent number: 11481457
    Abstract: Provided are systems, methods, and computer-program products for generating a personalized item list. In various examples, a server computer on a network can receive a request that includes a user identifier. The computer can use the user identifier to look up a data model associated with the user identifier. The computer can further determine a geolocation, and use the geolocation to determine a list of items associated with an eatery at or near the geolocation. The computer can input the item list into the data model, for the data model to output a probability for each item, the probability indicating a likelihood that the user will select the item. The probabilities can be used to generate a personalized item list, which can be output onto the network for receipt by a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ali Haghighat Kashani, Bastian Lehmann, Sean Plaice, Oren Shklarsky
  • Patent number: 11477847
    Abstract: A system can receive, over one or more networks, location data from a computing device of a requesting user, where the location data indicates a current position of the requesting user. The system can repeatedly determine, based at least in part on location data corresponding to a directional heading of a proximate transport provider in relation to the current position of the requesting user, an optimal rendezvous location for the requesting user prior to the requesting user transmitting a service request to the network computer system. The system may then transmit, over the one or more networks, data corresponding to the optimal rendezvous location to the computing device of the requesting user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Pan Pan, Jon Petersen, Kevin Su, Ronak Trivedi
  • Patent number: 11468297
    Abstract: Neural Networks such as Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) output calibrated probabilities that substantially represent frequencies of occurrences of events. A DNN propagates uncertainty information of a unit of the DNN from an input to an output of the DNN. The uncertain information measures a degree of consistency of the test data with training data used to train a DNN. The uncertainty information of all units of the DNN can be propagated. Based on the uncertainty information, the DNN outputs probability scores that reflect received input data that is substantially different from the training data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Zoubin Ghahramani