Patents by Inventor Geert Hilbrandie

Geert Hilbrandie 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: 10024676
    Abstract: A method of creating map data is disclosed, the map data including a plurality of navigable segments representing segments of a navigable route in the area covered by the map with each segment being arranged to have speed data associated therewith. In at least one embodiment, the method includes processing speed data relating to a plurality of the segments of the navigable route covered by the map to generate a set of generated speed profiles, with each generated speed profile within the set being an approximation to traffic speed along one or more of the segments of the navigable route and each speed profile varying with respect to time; and associating at least one speed profile from the set with a navigable segment within the map data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: TOMTOM TRAFFIC B.V.
    Inventors: Geert Hilbrandie, Ralf-Peter Schäfer, Peter Mieth, Ian Malcom Atkinson, Martin Wolf, Ben Rutten
  • Patent number: 10024677
    Abstract: A server arranged to process GPS data to generate enhanced map data is disclosed, and comprises a plurality of navigable segments representing segments of a navigable route in an area covered by a map, the server connected with a wireless telecommunications transceiver arranged to receive GPS fixes by wireless telecommunication from a plurality of navigation devices and send the received GPS fixes to the server, the server comprising a processor arranged to generate at least one speed profile for each segment from the GPS fixes from at least two of the plurality of navigation devices, each speed profile comprising an expected speed of travel through the segment, and the server arranged to subsequently cause the transceiver to send the speed profiles to the navigation devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: TOMTOM TRAFFIC B.V.
    Inventors: Geert Hilbrandie, Ralf-Peter Schaefer, Peter Mieth, Ian Malcolm Atkinson, Martin Wolf, Ben Rutten
  • Patent number: 9952057
    Abstract: A method of processing positioning data to create map data is disclosed, the map data including a plurality of navigable segments representing segments of a navigable route in the area covered by the map with each segment being arranged to have speed data associated therewith. In at least one embodiment, the method includes processing the speed data to categorise the speed data into a plurality of time periods for the navigable segment with which the speed data is associated; and averaging the speed data within each time period in order to generate a measured speed profile for the navigable segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: TOMTOM TRAFFIC B.V.
    Inventors: Geert Hilbrandie, Ralf-Peter Schäfer, Peter Mieth, Ian Malcom Atkinson, Martin Wolf, Ben Rutten
  • Patent number: 9829332
    Abstract: A method of processing speed data is disclosed for use in the provision of enhanced map data including a plurality of navigable segments which together may define a navigable route in an area covered by a digital map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: TomTom Navigation B.V.
    Inventors: Geert Hilbrandie, Karine Hilbrandie, Ralf-Peter Schäfer, Peter Mieth, Ian Malcom Atkinson, Martin Wolf, Ben Rutten
  • Patent number: 9297664
    Abstract: A method is disclosed, for processing positioning data to generate map data which includes a plurality of navigable segments representing segments of a navigable route in the area covered by the map, with each segment being arranged to have speed data associated therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: TomTom International B.V.
    Inventors: Geert Hilbrandie, Karine Hilbrandie, Ralf-Peter Schäfer, Peter Mieth, Ian Malcom Atkinson, Martin Wolf, Ben Rutten
  • Publication number: 20150308847
    Abstract: A server arranged to process GPS data to generate enhanced map data is disclosed, and comprises a plurality of navigable segments representing segments of a navigable route in an area covered by a map, the server connected with a wireless telecommunications transceiver arranged to receive GPS fixes by wireless telecommunication from a plurality of navigation devices and send the received GPS fixes to the server, the server comprising a processor arranged to generate at least one speed profile for each segment from the GPS fixes from at least two of the plurality of navigation devices, each speed profile comprising an expected speed of travel through the segment, and the server arranged to subsequently cause the transceiver to send the speed profiles to the navigation devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Geert Hilbrandie, Ralf-Peter Schaefer, Peter Mieth, Ian Malcolm Atkinson, Martin Wolf, Ben Rutten
  • Publication number: 20100312472
    Abstract: A method of creating map data is disclosed, the map data including a plurality of navigable segments representing segments of a navigable route in the area covered by the map with each segment being arranged to have speed data associated therewith. In at least one embodiment, the method includes processing speed data relating to a plurality of the segments of the navigable route covered by the map to generate a set of generated speed profiles, with each generated speed profile within the set being an approximation to traffic speed along one or more of the segments of the navigable route and each speed profile varying with respect to time; and associating at least one speed profile from the set with a navigable segment within the map data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventors: Geert Hilbrandie, Karine Hilbrandie, Ralf-Peter Schäfer, Peter Mieth, Ian Malcom Atkinson, Martin Wolf, Ben Rutten
  • Publication number: 20100299064
    Abstract: A method of processing positioning data to create map data is disclosed, the map data including a plurality of navigable segments representing segments of a navigable route in the area covered by the map with each segment being arranged to have speed data associated therewith. In at least one embodiment, the method includes processing the speed data to categorise the speed data into a plurality of time periods for the navigable segment with which the speed data is associated; and averaging the speed data within each time period in order to generate a measured speed profile for the navigable segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventors: Geert Hilbrandie, Karine Hilbrandie, Ralf-Peter Schäfer, Ian Malcolm Atkinson, Martin Wolf, Ben Rutten, Peter Mieth
  • Publication number: 20100299055
    Abstract: A method of processing speed data is disclosed for use in the provision of enhanced map data including a plurality of navigable segments which together may define a navigable route in an area covered by a digital map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventors: Geert Hilbrandie, Karine Hilbrandie, Ralf-Peter Schäfer, Peter Mieth, Ian Malcom Atkinson, Martin Wolf, Ben Rutten
  • Publication number: 20100286907
    Abstract: A server arranged to process GPS data to generate enhanced map data is disclosed. The enhanced map data includes a plurality of navigable segments representing segments of a navigable route in an area covered by a map. In at least one embodiment, the server is connected with a wireless telecommunications transceiver arranged to receive GPS fixes by wireless telecommunication from a plurality of navigation devices and send the received GPS fixes to the server, the server includes a processor arranged to generate at least one speed profile for each segment from the GPS fixes from at least two of the plurality of navigation devices, each speed profile comprising an expected speed of travel through the segment, and the server is arranged to subsequently cause the transceiver to send the speed profiles to the navigation devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Geert Hilbrandie, Ralf-Peter Schäfer, Peter Mieth, Ian Malcom Atkinson, Martin Wolf, Ben Rutten
  • Publication number: 20100256905
    Abstract: A navigation device is disclosed. In at least one embodiment, the navigation device includes a location determining device for determining a current location of the navigation device, the navigation device being arranged to select a radio station based on the current location of the navigation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventors: Geert Hilbrandie, Karine Hilbrandie
  • Publication number: 20100250127
    Abstract: A method is disclosed, for processing positioning data to generate map data which includes a plurality of navigable segments representing segments of a navigable route in the area covered by the map, with each segment being arranged to have speed data associated therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: Geert Hilbrandie, Karine Hilbrandie, Ralf-Peter Schäfer, Peter Mieth, Ian Malcom Atkinson, Martin Wolf, Ben Rutten
  • Publication number: 20100131189
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, an end-user can input a correction to a map error, directly on the device. The device is then able to use the correction without external processing of the correction. Hence, it is no longer necessary for an end-user to simply report errors to the map vendor over a web link, then wait for that map vendor to verify the error, update its maps and finally supply the end-user with updates—a cycle that can take months and sometimes years to complete. Instead, in one example embodiment, the navigation device can use the correction immediately. End-users can also share corrections with other end-users and also with a shared remote server that aggregates, validates and distributes corrections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2007
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Inventors: Pieter Geelen, Rory Jones, Mareije Roosen, Geert Hilbrandie
  • Publication number: 20100131186
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, an end-user can input a correction to a map error, directly on the device. The device is then able to use the correction without external processing of the correction. Hence, it is no longer necessary for an end-user to simply report errors to the map vendor over a web link, then wait for that map vendor to verify the error, update its maps and finally supply the end-user with updates—a cycle that can take months and sometimes years to complete. Instead, the navigation device can use the correction immediately. End-users can also share corrections with other end-users and also with a shared remote server that aggregates, validates and distributes corrections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2007
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Inventors: Pieter Geelen, Sven Jurgens, Rory Jones, Mareije Roosen, Sergei Kucheiko, Geert Hilbrandie, Edwin Neef
  • Publication number: 20080177460
    Abstract: A method and device are disclosed for navigation. In at least one embodiment, the method includes connecting a navigation device, located in a vehicle, to a server; transmitting information relating to changes in position and speed of the vehicle to the server; and receiving information, relating to potential delays along a route of travel of the vehicle, from the server, the received information being determined based at least partially upon information relating to changes in position and speed transmitted from navigation devices of a plurality of vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Inventors: Adrian Blackwood, Geert Hilbrandie
  • Publication number: 20080177471
    Abstract: A method of displaying navigation information and A navigation device comprising a receiver to receive traffic information, whereas the device is programmed with a map database and software that enables to display a current position of the device on a road navigation map, the device is further programmed to be able to display a status bar providing information about a planned route, whereas the user can plan a first route by inputting a first position and inputting a second position and store said first position and said second position, the user can initiate a displaying of received traffic information assigned to said first route between said stored first position and said stored second position independent from the current position, and after displaying of received traffic information assigned to said first route between said stored first position and said stored second position a second route is calculated between the current position and a destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Inventors: William Deurwaarder, Geert Hilbrandie, Sjoard Aben, Rob Schuurbiers