Patents Assigned to Uber Technologies, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11079250
    Abstract: A network system can receive, from a user device of a requesting user, a query related to a first service. If the network system determines that a first service provider is in progress of providing a second service for the requesting user, the network system can identify, based on a service location of the second service, a plurality of entities that provide items available for selection in association with the first service. The network system can further determine whether to select the first service provider to fulfill the request for the first service based on an estimated first service duration associated with the first service and an estimated duration remaining for the second service. The first service duration can be estimated based on respective timing information associated one or more items selected by the requesting user. The network system can update a route for the first service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Droege, Stephen Chau, Andrew Timothy Szybalski
  • Patent number: 11067991
    Abstract: A control system of a self-driving vehicle (SDV) can process sensor data from the sensor system to autonomously operate acceleration, braking, and steering systems of the SDV throughout a given region. The control system can receive a transport directive from a transport facilitation system to service a pick-up request from a requesting user, the transport directive indicating an inputted pick-up location by the requesting user. The control system can then autonomously operate the acceleration, braking, and steering systems along a current route to a pick-up area encompassing the inputted pick-up location. The control system can further determine a corresponding set of pick-up location options for the pick-up area, and as the SDV approaches the pick-up area, perform a hierarchical operation to identify, via the sensor data, an optimal pick-up location to rendezvous with the requesting user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Rander, Anthony Stentz, Brett Browning, Bryan Nagy
  • Patent number: 11067401
    Abstract: A network computing system can maximize throughput for a common rendezvous location by determining estimated times of arrival (ETAs) to the common rendezvous location for matched users and/or the transport providers. Based on the ETAs of each of the transport providers, the computing system can generate a dynamic queue comprising the transport providers for the common rendezvous location, and manage the dynamic queue by sequentially routing the transport providers through the common rendezvous location. The computing system can further dynamically adjust the queue based on changes to the ETAs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC
    Inventors: Neil Stegall, Noah Zych
  • Patent number: 11067412
    Abstract: A system and method for improved routing that combines real-time and likelihood information. In accordance with an embodiment, the system comprises a digital map/map information; a likelihood routing information; a route processor; wherein, when a request is received from a user/driver, or from another system, to receive a routing information, the system receives real-time information from a traffic-monitoring device or service providing real-time information; wherein the route processor adjusts the received real-time information based on the system's likelihood routing information; and wherein the routing information based on the combination of real-time and likelihood information can then be provided to the user/driver or other system in response to the original request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Gil Fuchs
  • Patent number: 11067410
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a method for communicating a meeting point to a provider traveling along a route to meet a user at a destination. Near the destination specified for the route, the user may specify a meeting point, a point at which the user will be waiting for the provider. The meeting point may be different or the same as the destination. The meeting point is then communicated to the provider to help the provider find the user, upon approach to the destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Seung Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 11068811
    Abstract: A system and method are described for enabling transportation to be arranged for individuals carrying handsets or mobile devices. In some embodiments, a customer can transmit a request for transport from a given customer geographic location. A service may handle the request by selecting a driver for the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Garrett Camp, Oscar Salazar, Travis Kalanick
  • Patent number: 11068787
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for selecting a parameter vector from a set of parameter vectors for a neural network and generating a plurality of copies of the parameter vector. The systems and methods generate a plurality of modified parameter vectors by perturbing each copy of the parameter vector with a different perturbation seed, and determine, for each respective modified parameter vector, a respective measure of novelty. The systems and methods determine an optimal new parameter vector based on each respective measure of novelty for each respective one of the plurality of modified parameter vectors, and determine behavior characteristics of the new parameter vector. The systems and methods store the behavior characteristics of the new parameter vector in an archive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Edoardo Conti, Vashisht Madhavan, Jeffrey Michael Clune, Felipe Petroski Such, Joel Anthony Lehman, Kenneth Owen Stanley
  • Patent number: 11056008
    Abstract: A network computer system provides a service instruction to a computing device. The service instruction can include offers, such as a service request to pick up and transport a user, and recommendations, such as a movement recommendation encouraging the service provider to relocate to another geographic area. The network computer system remotely monitors the computing device to receive a current position of the computing device as the service provider travels within a geographic area. The network computer system remotely monitors the computing device to receive a service state of the service provider. The network computer system periodically determines whether the service provider is making progress towards a target of the service instruction based on the current position of the computing device and a set of progress conditions, including determining whether the service provider satisfied the set of progress conditions in response to a change in the service state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ashley Quitoriano, Kevin Spieser, Parijat Mazumdar, Rei Chiang, Shicong Meng, Zhi Li
  • Patent number: 11047700
    Abstract: A computing system can receive image data corresponding to an image of a passenger interior of the vehicle from a computing device of a vehicle or a driver. Using the image data, the computing system can determine at least one of (i) a first route for the vehicle or the driver to travel to a start location of a requesting user, or (ii) a second route for the requesting user to travel to the start location. The computing system may then transmit at least one of (i) navigation instructions based on the first route to the computing device of the vehicle or the driver, or (ii) navigation instructions based on the second route to a computing device of the requesting user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Andrew Martin Warr
  • Patent number: 11041731
    Abstract: A method for processing destination change requests from passengers of autonomous vehicles can include determining one or more operating parameters for the autonomous vehicle, and based on the one or more operating parameters, determining a feasibility indicator for the autonomous vehicle to travel to the second destination. Based on the feasibility indicator, the method includes determining a suggested destination for the passenger and transmit an instruction to a computing system of the autonomous vehicle causing the autonomous vehicle to reroute to the suggested destination. The method includes transmitting a set of travel directions to a computing device of the passenger, indicating a travel route from the suggested destination to the second destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Sweeney, Molly Nix, Emily Bartel, Logan Rockmore, Anthony Levandowski
  • Patent number: 11041732
    Abstract: A computing system is can determine a match between a requesting user of a transport service and a matched driver traveling to a pick-up location of the requesting user. Based on the match, the computing system can transmit a trigger signal to the computing device of the requesting user. The trigger signal can cause the computing device of the requesting user to generate a selectable feature that, when selected, cause the computing device to prominently display a specified color on a graphical user interface of the computing device to facilitate a rendezvous between the requesting user and matched driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin Le Cun, John David West
  • Patent number: 11042751
    Abstract: A network system, such as a transport management system, uses augmented reality (AR) to identify an approaching vehicle. Responsive to receiving a trip request, a trip management module matches the rider with an available driver and instructs a trip monitoring module to monitor the location of the driver's vehicle as it travels to the pickup location. When the driver's vehicle is within a threshold distance of the pickup location, an AR control module instructs the rider client device to begin a live video stream and instructs an image recognition module to monitor the video stream for the driver's vehicle. Responsive to the driver's vehicle entering the field of view of the camera on the rider client device, the AR control module selects computer-generated AR elements and instructs the rider client device to visually augment the video stream to identify the driver's vehicle as it approaches the pickup location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Conway Badalamenti, Joshua Inch, Christopher Michael Sanchez, Theodore Russell Sumers
  • Patent number: 11039277
    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: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc
    Inventors: Erick Chang, Katherine Swanson
  • Patent number: 11029703
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining autonomous vehicle user boarding times are provided. In one example embodiment, a computer implemented method includes obtaining location data associated with a user device associated with a user. The method includes determining an estimated time until the user starts boarding the autonomous vehicle based at least in part on the location data associated with the user device. The method includes obtaining data associated with the user. The method includes determining an estimated time of boarding duration for the user based at least in part on the data associated with the user. The method includes determining an estimated time until the user completes boarding of the autonomous vehicle based at least in part on the estimated time until the user starts boarding the autonomous vehicle and the estimated time of boarding duration for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Brian Donnelly, Michael Aitken
  • Patent number: 11030843
    Abstract: A computing system can receive a request for a transport service from a client device of a rider and determine a unique identifier for the transport service. The system may then transmit the unique identifier to the client device of the rider and receive data corresponding to the unique identifier from a driver application executing on a client device of a driver. Based on receiving the data corresponding to the unique identifier from the client device of the driver the system can transmit match data to the client device of the driver to cause the driver application to execute an on-trip sub-state for providing the transport service for the rider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Brinig, Fahrettin Olcay Cirit, Margaret-Ann Julia Seger
  • Patent number: 11023990
    Abstract: A system and method of providing information in connection with one or more services on a computing device is described. The system can receive data in connection with a location-based service from a remote system and can programmatically display information about the service on or as part of a user interface of the service application. A system can dynamically display content to instruct a user of the computing device to go to a particular location and to perform a particular task associated with the service based on the user's current condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Maya Paritosh Choksi, Christine Tao, Andrew Timothy Szybalski, John David West
  • Patent number: 11022973
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods to communicate intent of an autonomous vehicle. In particular, the systems and methods of the present disclosure can receive, from an autonomy computing system of an autonomous vehicle, data indicating an intent of the autonomous vehicle to perform a driving maneuver. It can be determined that the intent of the autonomous vehicle should be communicated to a passenger of the autonomous vehicle. Responsive to determining that the intent of the autonomous vehicle should be communicated to the passenger of the autonomous vehicle, a graphical interface indicating the intent of the autonomous vehicle can be generated and provided for display for viewing by the passenger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Molly Castle Nix, Sean Chin
  • Patent number: 11019052
    Abstract: Systems and methods are directed to improvements for secure communications between client systems and a vehicle integration platform associated with a service provider entity. In one example, a communication infrastructure is provided which includes a vehicle integration platform that includes a plurality of application programming interfaces configured to facilitate communication among clients. The communication infrastructure includes a security integration system which is configured to receive and validate a client certificate forwarded to the vehicle integration platform from a client and determine an identity of the client and an origin of a request associated with the client certificate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrii Iasynetskyi, Matthew Charles Ellis Wood, Mark Yen, Meenakshi Vohra, Roman Kuzmenko
  • Patent number: 11019613
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to managing network resources of a vehicle. In particular, for each application of a plurality of different and distinct applications executed by a computing system comprising one or more computing devices physically located onboard a vehicle, the computing system can: determine, from amongst a plurality of different and distinct interface identifiers, an interface identifier associated with the application; communicate, based at least in part on the interface identifier associated with the application, data associated with the application and destined for a remotely located computing system; and manage, based at least in part on the interface identifier associated with the application, utilization by the application of network resources interfacing the computing system and the remotely located computing system to communicate the data associated with the application and destined for the remotely located computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Ayers
  • Patent number: D925080
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Janie Gu, Monina Dolan, Nikolai Cornell, Daniel Harden, Elliot Ortiz, Britt Jensen