Patents by Inventor Alex Averbuch

Alex Averbuch has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10459120
    Abstract: An approach is provided for generating a volatility index for weather data. The approach involves retrieving weather data collected from one or more weather sensors over a temporal domain, a spatial domain, or a combination thereof. The one or more weather sensors provide the weather data for at least one geographic point. The approach also involves processing the weather data to determine volatility data for at least one weather attribute, wherein the volatility data represents how much the at least one weather attribute changes over the temporal domain, the spatial domain, or a combination thereof. The approach further involves generating a volatility index to represent the volatility data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Alex Averbuch, Leon Stenneth
  • Publication number: 20190286120
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program products are provided for grouping a plurality of vehicles together into a platoon and using navigation and other available data to optimize the efficiencies of operating the vehicles together as a platoon. Methods may include receiving a first trip request including a first vehicle identification, trip destination, and associated preferences; receiving a second trip request including a second vehicle identification, trip destination, and associated preferences; and generating a platooning plan including assignment of platoon leader to the first vehicle identification and a joining location where a vehicle of the first vehicle identification is to form a platoon with a vehicle of the second identification. Methods may include joining the first vehicle and the second vehicle in a secure vehicle-to-vehicle communication session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Leon STENNETH, Gavril GIURGIU, Alex AVERBUCH, Vladimir BORODITSKY, Eric LINDER, Dongwook JANG, Anton ANASTASSOV
  • Publication number: 20190243375
    Abstract: An approach is provided for machine learning of physical dividers. The approach, for instance, involves retrieving map data, sensor data, or a combination thereof for a segment of a road. The approach also involves retrieving ground truth data for the segment of the road. The ground truth data, for instance, indicates a true presence or a true absence of the physical divider on the segment of the road. The approach further involves processing the map data, the sensor, or a combination thereof and the ground truth data to train a machine learning model to predict the physical divider using the map data, the sensor data, or a combination thereof as an input. The approach further involves using the trained machine learning model to a generate a physical divider overlay of a map representation of a road network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Leon STENNETH, Alex AVERBUCH
  • Patent number: 10353387
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program products are provided for grouping a plurality of vehicles together into a platoon and using navigation and other available data to optimize the efficiencies of operating the vehicles together as a platoon. Methods may include receiving a first trip request including a first vehicle identification, trip destination, and associated preferences; receiving a second trip request including a second vehicle identification, trip destination, and associated preferences; and generating a platooning plan including assignment of platoon leader to the first vehicle identification and a joining location where a vehicle of the first vehicle identification is to form a platoon with a vehicle of the second identification. Methods may include joining the first vehicle and the second vehicle in a secure vehicle-to-vehicle communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Leon Stenneth, Gavril Giurgiu, Alex Averbuch, Vladimir Boroditsky, Eric Linder, Dongwook Jang, Anton Anastassov
  • Patent number: 10311728
    Abstract: An approach is provided for a confidence-based road event message. For example, the approach involves aggregating road event reports (e.g., slippery road event reports) from vehicles traveling in an area of interest. The approach also involves retrieving weather data records for the area of interest for a time period corresponding to the reports. The approach may further involve determining a data freshness parameter based on an age of the reports, and a number of vehicle generating the reports. The approach further involves calculating a confidence level for the road event based on the weather data records, data freshness parameter, number of the one or more vehicles, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Leon Stenneth, Alex Averbuch, Gavril Giurgiu
  • Publication number: 20190051172
    Abstract: An approach is provided for a confidence-based road event message. For example, the approach involves aggregating road event reports (e.g., slippery road event reports) from vehicles traveling in an area of interest. The approach also involves retrieving weather data records for the area of interest for a time period corresponding to the reports. The approach may further involve determining a data freshness parameter based on an age of the reports, and a number of vehicle generating the reports. The approach further involves calculating a confidence level for the road event based on the weather data records, data freshness parameter, number of the one or more vehicles, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Leon STENNETH, Alex AVERBUCH, Gavril GIURGIU
  • Publication number: 20190049625
    Abstract: An approach is provided for interpolating weather forecast reports for a forecast location having limited weather station access. The approach involves segmenting a plurality of weather forecast reports according to a plurality of segmentation categories, the plurality of segmentation categories representing respective one or more forecast parameters. The approach also involves determining respective values of the plurality of segmentation categories from each of the plurality of weather forecasts. The approach further involves selecting a representative value from the respective values for each of the one or more segmentation categories. The approach further involves combining the representative value for said each of the plurality of segmentation categories to generate an interpolated weather forecast report.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Alex AVERBUCH, Leon STENNETH
  • Publication number: 20190049256
    Abstract: An approach is provided for detecting false positive slippery road reports. For example, the approach involves receiving a slippery road report from a vehicle. The slippery road report, for instance, indicates that a slippery road event is detected at a location based on sensor information collected by the vehicle. The approach also involves map matching the location of the slippery road report to the mapping data to evaluate a proximity of the location to at least one geographic feature that is designated as an area where driver behavior is expected to be at least one cause of the slippery road event. The approach further involves classifying the slippery road report as the slippery road false positive report based on the evaluation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Robert CAMP, Leon STENNETH, Alex AVERBUCH
  • Patent number: 10173695
    Abstract: An approach is provided for prioritizing notification to one or more vehicles based on the ranking of one or more road links. The approach involves determining one or more road links that are associated with at least one curvature value greater than at least one curvature threshold value. The approach also involves determining humanized speed information and speed limit information for the one or more road links. The approach further involves processing and/or facilitating a processing of the at least one curvature value, the humanized speed information, and the speed limit information to determine danger level information for the one or more road links. The approach also involves causing, at least in part, a ranking of the one or more road links based, at least in part, on the danger level information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Leon Stenneth, Alex Averbuch, Gavril Adrian Giurgiu, Dongwook Jang
  • Publication number: 20180356560
    Abstract: An approach is provided for generating a volatility index for weather data. The approach involves retrieving weather data collected from one or more weather sensors over a temporal domain, a spatial domain, or a combination thereof. The one or more weather sensors provide the weather data for at least one geographic point. The approach also involves processing the weather data to determine volatility data for at least one weather attribute, wherein the volatility data represents how much the at least one weather attribute changes over the temporal domain, the spatial domain, or a combination thereof. The approach further involves generating a volatility index to represent the volatility data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Alex AVERBUCH, Leon STENNETH
  • Patent number: 10151592
    Abstract: A method is provided for generating ground truth data for positional data with matched road segments. The method comprises identifying a route comprising one or more road segments. Positional data, collected while traveling the route, is received. A plurality of candidate road segments is identified. The positional data is matched to one of the plurality of candidate road segments, wherein the one or more road segments are prioritized for matches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Alex Averbuch, Dongwook Jang, Gavril Giurgiu
  • Publication number: 20180307729
    Abstract: An approach is provided for detecting a quality weather station, weather provider, or weather report. The approach involves retrieving a first set of weather data reported from a first set of weather stations of a first weather data provider. The approach also involves retrieving a second set of weather data reported from a second set of weather stations of a second weather data provider. The first set and second set of weather stations are located in a selected geographical area. The approach further involves interpolating the first set of weather data and the second set of weather data at common comparison locations. The approach further involves comparing the first and second interpolated weather data sets at the common comparison locations to determine an estimated quality of the first weather data provider and/or the second weather data provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Alex AVERBUCH, Leon STENNETH
  • Patent number: 10032368
    Abstract: An approach is provided for measuring parking duration from anonymized data. The approach involves receiving parking data indicating anonymized park in and park out events from connected vehicles. The approach also involves performing a first filtering of the parking data to remove the park out events that occur within a time interval and before a first park in event occurring within the time interval, and to remove the park in events that occur within the time interval and after a last park out event occurring within the time interval. The approach further involves performing a second filtering of the parking data remaining after the first filtering to remove park in events or park out events so that the numbers of park in and park out events are balanced. The approach then involves calculating parking duration data from the park in and park out events remaining after the second filtering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Joshua Thompson, Xiang Liu, Alex Averbuch
  • Patent number: 9989672
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for weather station data usage based on weather data confidence. In the context of a method, the method includes receiving historical weather data associated with a candidate weather station and plurality of weather stations, determining distances between a candidate weather station and respective ones of the plurality of weather stations, and generating a station to station location based model of weather attribute errors associated with the distances between the candidate weather station and the respective weather stations of the plurality of weather stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Leon Oliver Stenneth, Alex Averbuch
  • Publication number: 20180121483
    Abstract: A method is provided for verifying and/or updating map geometry based on a probe data. A method may include: receiving probe data from a plurality of probes within a region, where the probe data includes at least one of heading information and location information for each probe data point; matching the probe data to a link segment to generate map-matched probe data; calculating a difference between the at least one of heading information and location information of the map-matched probe data points and of the link segment; determining a statistical mean of the data; determining an error of the statistical mean of the data; and flagging the link segment for manual review in response to the statistical mean being greater than the error of the statistical mean multiplied by a biasing factor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Gavril Giurgiu, Alex Averbuch
  • Patent number: 9933548
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein may provide a method for providing a local hazard warning to vehicles or devices at locations near an observed weather condition. Methods may include: receiving an indication of an observed weather condition from a probe; receiving an indication of a location of the observed weather condition from the probe; generating an estimation of a local hazard at a plurality of locations proximate the location of the observed weather condition; generating a confidence level of the local hazard at each of the plurality of locations proximate the location of the observed weather condition; and generating a local hazard warning for at least one of the plurality of locations in response to the confidence level for the at least one of the plurality of locations satisfying a predefined measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Leon Stenneth, Alex Averbuch
  • Patent number: 9887793
    Abstract: A method is provided herein for selecting a combination of a subset of weather stations from among a plurality of weather stations for estimating the weather at a specific location. The method may include: receiving an indication of a plurality of weather stations within a predefined area, where the predefined area includes a first location; determining, for each of the plurality of weather stations, a distance of the weather station from the first location; calculating, for a plurality of different combinations of subsets of the plurality of weather stations, an average distance of the weather stations of each of the plurality of different combinations from the first location; calculating, for each of the different combinations of subsets, an average location relative to the first location; and selecting a combination of a subset of the plurality of weather stations based on the average distance and the average location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Leon Stenneth, Alex Averbuch
  • Publication number: 20170324495
    Abstract: A method is provided herein for selecting a combination of a subset of weather stations from among a plurality of weather stations for estimating the weather at a specific location. The method may include: receiving an indication of a plurality of weather stations within a predefined area, where the predefined area includes a first location; determining, for each of the plurality of weather stations, a distance of the weather station from the first location; calculating, for a plurality of different combinations of subsets of the plurality of weather stations, an average distance of the weather stations of each of the plurality of different combinations from the first location; calculating, for each of the different combinations of subsets, an average location relative to the first location; and selecting a combination of a subset of the plurality of weather stations based on the average distance and the average location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: LEON STENNETH, ALEX AVERBUCH
  • Publication number: 20170314934
    Abstract: A method is provided for generating ground truth data for positional data with matched road segments. The method comprises identifying a route comprising one or more road segments. Positional data, collected while traveling the route, is received. A plurality of candidate road segments is identified. The positional data is matched to one of the plurality of candidate road segments, wherein the one or more road segments are prioritized for matches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Alex Averbuch, Dongwook Jang, Gavril Giurgiu
  • Publication number: 20170293296
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program products are provided for grouping a plurality of vehicles together into a platoon and using navigation and other available data to optimize the efficiencies of operating the vehicles together as a platoon. Methods may include receiving a first trip request including a first vehicle identification, trip destination, and associated preferences; receiving a second trip request including a second vehicle identification, trip destination, and associated preferences; and generating a platooning plan including assignment of platoon leader to the first vehicle identification and a joining location where a vehicle of the first vehicle identification is to form a platoon with a vehicle of the second identification. Methods may include joining the first vehicle and the second vehicle in a secure vehicle-to-vehicle communication session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Leon Stenneth, Gavril Giurgiu, Alex Averbuch, Vladimir Boroditsky, Eric Linder, Dongwook Jang, Anton Anastassov