Patents by Inventor Jens Eilstrup Rasmussen

Jens Eilstrup Rasmussen 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: 8005613
    Abstract: Techniques for generating, storing and displaying graphics on computer systems are disclosed. The type of graphics in particular are images, where the image can be defined as a set of areas, whether these areas are lines, geometric shapes, letters or other types of areas. The effect of using these methods is that graphics, such as digital maps, can be handled faster, with more flexibility and with higher display quality, both for screen use and for printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Jens Eilstrup Rasmussen, Lars Eilstrup Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 7996345
    Abstract: Adaptive navigation techniques are disclosed that allow navigation systems to learn from a user's personal driving history. As a user drives, models are developed and maintained to learn or otherwise capture the driver's personal driving habits and preferences. Example models include road speed, hazard, favored route, and disfavored route models. Other attributes can be used as well, whether based on the user's personal driving data or driving data aggregated from a number of users. The models can be learned under explicit conditions (e.g., time of day/week, driver ID) and/or under implicit conditions (e.g., weather, drivers urgency, as inferred from sensor data). Thus, models for a plurality of attributes can be learned, as well as one or more models for each attribute under a plurality of conditions. Attributes can be weighted according to user preference. The attribute weights and/or models can be used in selecting a best route for user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew R. Golding, Jens Eilstrup Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 7962281
    Abstract: Digital tile-based mapping techniques are disclosed that enable efficient online serving of aesthetically pleasing maps. In one particular embodiment, an image tile-based digital mapping system is configured for generating map tiles during an offline session, and serving selected sets of those tiles to a client when requested. Also provided are solutions for handling map labels and other such features in a tile-based mapping system, such as when a map label crosses map tile boundaries. Various processing environments (e.g., servers or other computing devices) can be employed in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Jens Eilstrup Rasmussen, Lars Eilstrup Rasmussen, Stephen Ma
  • Publication number: 20110137766
    Abstract: Various methods, systems, and apparatus for implementing aspects of a digital mapping system are disclosed. One such method includes sending a location request from a client-side computing device to a map tile server, receiving a set of map tiles in response to the location request, assembling said received map tiles into a tile grid, aligning the tile grid relative to a clipping shape, and displaying the result as a map image. One apparatus according to aspects of the present invention includes means for sending a location request from a client-side computing device to a map tile server, means for receiving a set of map tiles in response to the location request, means for assembling said received map tiles into a tile grid, means for aligning the tile grid relative to a clipping shape, and means for displaying the result as a map image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Jens Eilstrup Rasmussen, Lars Eilstrup Rasmussen, Bret Steven Taylor, James Christopher Norris, Stephen Ma, Andrew Robert Kirmse, Noel Phillip Gordon, Seth Michael LaForge
  • Patent number: 7920968
    Abstract: Digital mapping techniques are disclosed that provide visually-oriented information to the user, such as driving directions that include visual data points along the way of the driving route, thereby improving the user experience. The user may preview the route associated with the driving directions, where the preview is based on, for example, at least one of satellite images, storefront images, and heuristics and/or business listings. The visually-oriented information can be presented to the user in a textual, graphical, or verbal format, or some combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Chapin, Michele Covell, Tiruvilwamalai Venkatraman Raman, Andrew R. Golding, Jens Eilstrup Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 7894984
    Abstract: Various methods, systems, and apparatus for implementing aspects of a digital mapping system are disclosed. One such method includes sending a location request from a client-side computing device to a map tile server, receiving a set of map tiles in response to the location request, assembling said received map tiles into a tile grid, aligning the tile grid relative to a clipping shape, and displaying the result as a map image. One apparatus according to aspects of the present invention includes means for sending a location request from a client-side computing device to a map tile server, means for receiving a set of map tiles in response to the location request, means for assembling said received map tiles into a tile grid, means for aligning the tile grid relative to a clipping shape, and means for displaying the result as a map image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Jens Eilstrup Rasmussen, Lars Eilstrup Rasmussen, Bret Steven Taylor, James Christopher Norris, Stephen Ma, Andrew Robert Kirmse, Noel Phillip Gordon, Seth Michael LaForge
  • Patent number: 7865301
    Abstract: Digital mapping techniques are disclosed that provide more flexibility to the user through the use of multiple views of map information, including a secondary map and a main map. The secondary map can provide the user with either a zoomed out or in relative to the main map, or a different type of map view (e.g., satellite images). The secondary map can be turned on and off by the user. The secondary map may include one or more viewing frames that indicate views (e.g., current and alternate views) of the main map. The user can move the main map, viewing frame, or secondary map to achieve desired map views. During such movement, the relationship between the main and secondary maps can be synchronous, partially synchronous, or serial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Jens Eilstrup Rasmussen, Bret Steven Taylor, Lars Eilstrup Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 7831387
    Abstract: Digital mapping techniques are disclosed that provide visually-oriented information to the user, such as driving directions that include visual data points along the way of the driving route, thereby improving the user experience. The user may preview the route associated with the driving directions, where the preview is based on, for example, at least one of satellite images, storefront images, and heuristics and/or business listings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew R. Golding, Jens Eilstrup Rasmussen
  • Publication number: 20100251088
    Abstract: A method and system for integrating a digital map system with a source document is disclosed including detecting a location description in the source document, and replacing the detected location description with a hyperlink linking to a depiction of the location description. Another embodiment may include a method and system for integrating a digital map system with a source document including detecting a location description in a source document, verifying that the location description describes an actual location, and integrating a hyperlink linking a depiction of the location description into the source document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Lars Eilstrup Rasmussen, Jens Eilstrup Rasmussen
  • Publication number: 20100241700
    Abstract: A server system hosts a plurality of conversations. For a respective conversation the server system receives a first sequence of edits and a second sequence of edits to a respective content unit of the conversation from different participants of the conversation. The server system converts the first and second sequences of edits into respective first and second merged sequences of edits. The server system responds to a determination that the first merged sequence of edits and the second merged sequence of edits meet predefined conflict criteria by transforming the first and second merged sequences of edits. The server system sends the respective transformed sequences of edits to respective participants so that respective participants can apply either the first sequence of edits followed by the second transformed sequence of edits or applying the second sequence of edits followed by the first transformed sequence of edits to produce a same result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventors: Jens Eilstrup Rasmussen, Lars Eilstrup Rasmussen, Stephen Ma, Alexandre T. Mah
  • Publication number: 20100241718
    Abstract: A server system hosts a plurality of conversations, each having an identified set of participants. For a respective conversation, the server provides content of the conversation to the participants of the conversation. The server receives content from each of a plurality of participants of the conversation and transmits the received content to the other participants of the plurality of participants. Upon an additional participant being added to the conversation, the server provides content of the conversation to the additional participant that includes all content provided to the identified set of participants, and adds the additional participant to the identified set of participants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventors: Jens Eilstrup Rasmussen, Lars Eilstrup Rasmussen
  • Publication number: 20100241749
    Abstract: A server system hosts a plurality of conversations. For a respective conversation the server system receives units of content from respective participants in the conversation. The server system receives a sequence of edits to a respective content unit of the conversation from at least one participant other than an initial author of the content unit to produce a revised content unit. The server system stores a respective timestamp for each distinct edit in the sequence of edits to the content unit, including distinct timestamps for at least first and second edits to the content unit. The server system updates the conversation with the revised content unit and automatically provides the updated conversation to the one or more server systems hosting conversations for the participants in the conversation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventors: Jens Eilstrup Rasmussen, Lars Eilstrup Rasmussen, Stephen Ma, Alexandre T. Mah
  • Publication number: 20100201707
    Abstract: Various methods, systems, and apparatus for implementing aspects of a digital mapping system are disclosed. One such method includes sending a location request from a client-side computing device to a map tile server, receiving a set of map tiles in response to the location request, assembling said received map tiles into a tile grid, aligning the tile grid relative to a clipping shape, and displaying the result as a map image. One apparatus according to aspects of the present invention includes means for sending a location request from a client-side computing device to a map tile server, means for receiving a set of map tiles in response to the location request, means for assembling said received map tiles into a tile grid, means for aligning the tile grid relative to a clipping shape, and means for displaying the result as a map image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Jens Eilstrup Rasmussen, Lars Eilstrup Rasmussen, Bret Steven Taylor, James Christopher Norris, Stephen Ma, Andrew Robert Kirmse, Noel Phillip Gordon, Seth Michael LaForge
  • Publication number: 20100174479
    Abstract: Adaptive navigation techniques are disclosed that allow navigation systems to learn from a user's personal driving history. As a user drives, models are developed and maintained to learn or otherwise capture the driver's personal driving habits and preferences. Example models include road speed, hazard, favored route, and disfavored route models. Other attributes can be used as well, whether based on the user's personal driving data or driving data aggregated from a number of users. The models can be learned under explicit conditions (e.g., time of day/week, driver ID) and/or under implicit conditions (e.g., weather, drivers urgency, as inferred from sensor data). Thus, models for a plurality of attributes can be learned, as well as one or more models for each attribute under a plurality of conditions. Attributes can be weighted according to user preference. The attribute weights and/or models can be used in selecting a best route for user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Andrew R. Golding, Jens Eilstrup Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 7730389
    Abstract: A method and system for integrating a digital map system with a source document is disclosed including detecting a location description in the source document, and replacing the detected location description with a hyperlink linking to a depiction of the location description. Another embodiment may include a method and system for integrating a digital map system with a source document including detecting a location description in a source document, verifying that the location description describes an actual location, and integrating a hyperlink linking a depiction of the location description into the source document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Lars Eilstrup Rasmussen, Jens Eilstrup Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 7680749
    Abstract: Adaptive navigation techniques are disclosed that allow navigation systems to learn from a user's personal driving history. As a user drives, models are developed and maintained to learn or otherwise capture the driver's personal driving habits and preferences. Example models include road speed, hazard, favored route, and disfavored route models. Other attributes can be used as well, whether based on the user's personal driving data or driving data aggregated from a number of users. The models can be learned under explicit conditions (e.g., time of day/week, driver ID) and/or under implicit conditions (e.g., weather, drivers urgency, as inferred from sensor data). Thus, models for a plurality of attributes can be learned, as well as one or more models for each attribute under a plurality of conditions. Attributes can be weighted according to user preference. The attribute weights and/or models can be used in selecting a best route for user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew R. Golding, Jens Eilstrup Rasmussen
  • Publication number: 20100020091
    Abstract: Digital tile-based mapping techniques are disclosed that enable efficient online serving of aesthetically pleasing maps. In one particular embodiment, an image tile-based digital mapping system is configured for generating map tiles during an offline session, and serving selected sets of those tiles to a client when requested. Also provided are solutions for handling map labels and other such features in a tile-based mapping system, such as when a map label crosses map tile boundaries. Various processing environments (e.g., servers or other computing devices) can be employed in the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Jens Eilstrup Rasmussen, Lars Eilstrup Rasmussen, Stephen MA
  • Publication number: 20090287797
    Abstract: Techniques for generating, storing and displaying graphics on computer systems are disclosed. The type of graphics in particular are images, where the image can be defined as a set of areas, whether these areas are lines, geometric shapes, letters or other types of areas. The effect of using these methods is that graphics, such as digital maps, can be handled faster, with more flexibility and with higher display quality, both for screen use and for printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Jens Eilstrup Rasmussen, Lars Eilstrup Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 7620496
    Abstract: A combined map scale and measuring tool can be used in digital mapping systems. In the scale mode, the scale indicates the correct scale, for example, at the center of the map. It can be updated with every pan, zoom or resize operation the user performs, and can further update to compensate for map distortion caused by the map projection. The tool mode is entered once the user drags one or both of the scale endpoints onto the map. The distance between two endpoints of the tool can be displayed. A new point can be added each time the user drags a line between existing endpoints of the tool. Info windows can be opened that include relevant information about the endpoints (e.g., latitude/longitude, geo code), and provide option to convert the tool segments to driving directions. A drag and drop location marker is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Jens Eilstrup Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 7599790
    Abstract: Digital tile-based mapping techniques are disclosed that enable efficient online serving of aesthetically pleasing maps. In one particular embodiment, an image tile-based digital mapping system is configured for generating map tiles during an offline session, and serving selected sets of those tiles to a client when requested. Also provided are solutions for handling map labels and other such features in a tile-based mapping system, such as when a map label crosses map tile boundaries. Various processing environments (e.g., servers or other computing devices) can be employed in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Jens Eilstrup Rasmussen, Lars Eilstrup Rasmussen, Stephen Ma