Patents by Inventor Jerome Beaurepaire

Jerome Beaurepaire 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).

  • Publication number: 20230384116
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and user interface for a vehicle window damage detection system comprising obtaining image data of at least one vehicle window and determining a window damage indicator based on the obtained image data, identifying one or more road segments, and associating the determined window damage indicator with one or more identified road segments to update a map layer of a geographic database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2022
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Applicant: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventor: Jerome BEAUREPAIRE
  • Publication number: 20230386335
    Abstract: An approach is provided for determining placement location(s) in a public space for a shared micro-mobility vehicle. The approach involves identifying a candidate placement location in the sidewalk area. The approach also involves determining factor(s) associated with the location and/or nearby location(s) in the sidewalk area. The approach further involves making a determination of whether the location is suitable for temporary placement of a shared micro-mobility vehicle based on whether the location enables: (i) avoiding interference between the vehicle and a current/predicted people flow, a bicycle lane, and/or one or more objects, (ii) preventing the vehicle from hindering usage of a point of interest, a vehicle parking area, and/or a transit station, or (iii) accommodating the vehicle to a sidewalk configuration. The approach further involves based on the determination, outputting an indication of whether the location is suitable for temporary placement of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2022
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventor: Jerome BEAUREPAIRE
  • Publication number: 20230384454
    Abstract: An approach is provided for generating and leveraging map layer(s) representing information associated with Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) usage on mobile devices. The approach, for instance, involves determining LiDAR usage data generated by one or more mobile devices. The approach also involves generating a map layer of a geographic database based on the LiDAR usage data. The map layer indicates one or more locations where a LiDAR device was used by the one or more mobile devices based on the LiDAR usage data. The approach further involves providing the map layer as an output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2022
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventors: Jerome BEAUREPAIRE, Lauri Aarne Johannes WIROLA, Eckhart KÖPPEN
  • Patent number: 11825383
    Abstract: Provided herein is a method for quantifying and measuring human mobility within defined geographic regions and sub-regions. Methods may include: identifying sub-regions within a region; identifying static information associated with the sub-regions from one or more static information sources; obtaining dynamic information associated with the sub-regions from one or more dynamic information sources; determining correlations between elements of the static information associated with a respective sub-region and elements of the dynamic information associated with the respective sub-regions; generating a mobility score for the respective sub-region based, at least in part, on the correlations between the elements of the static information and the elements of the dynamic information associated with the respective sub-region; and providing the mobility score to one or more clients for guiding an action relative to the mobility score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Dmitry Koval, Jerome Beaurepaire
  • Publication number: 20230358558
    Abstract: An approach is provided for determining a lane marking confusion index based on lane confusion event detections. The approach, for example, involves detecting, by at least one processor, a number of instances of a lane confusion event associated with a location in a road network. The lane confusion event indicates presence of temporary lane markings in addition to standard lane markings at the location. The approach also involves determining, by the at least on processor, a lane marking confusion index for the location based on the detected number of instances of the lane confusion event in association with the location. The approach further involves storing, by the at least one processor, the lane marking confusion index as a map attribute of the location in a geographic database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2022
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Inventors: Jerome BEAUREPAIRE, Leon STENNETH, Jeremy Michael YOUNG
  • Publication number: 20230360532
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer program product are provided for predicting events in which drivers fail to see curbs while the drivers are maneuvering vehicles. In one example, the apparatus receives vehicle attribute data associated with a first vehicle, map data indicating one or more attributes of a road portion including a first curb, and sensor data indicating an orientation of a first driver within the first vehicle. The apparatus causes a machine learning model to render an output as a function of the vehicle attribute data, the map data, and the sensor data. The output indicates a likelihood of which the first driver will not be able to see the first curb at the road portion when the first driver is maneuvering the first vehicle. The machine learning model is trained to predict the output based on historical data indicating events in which second drivers maneuvered second vehicles to encounter the first curb or one or more second curbs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2022
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Applicant: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Leon STENNETH, Jerome Beaurepaire, Jeremy Michael YOUNG
  • Publication number: 20230358551
    Abstract: An approach is provided for providing a navigation route for a requesting entity to meet other entities at flexible meeting locations. The approach, for example, involves receiving a request to generate a navigation route to visit a plurality of entities, wherein one or more mobile entities of the plurality of entities are capable of moving from a current location during the navigation route. The approach also involves computing respective isolines around each mobile entity based on a travel distance, a travel time, or a combination thereof that each mobile entity is ready to travel from the current location of each mobile entity during the navigation route. The approach further involves connecting the respective isolines around each mobile entity to determine the navigation route. The approach further involves providing the navigation route as an output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Inventors: Jerome BEAUREPAIRE, Remco TIMMER
  • Patent number: 11807252
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer readable storage medium are provided for predicting behavior of a vehicle. More specifically, image data of the vehicle is obtained by generating class prediction data for the vehicle and then identifying one or more related points of interest. The method, system, and computer readable storage medium then predict the behavior of the vehicle based upon the one or more points of interest and the class prediction data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Jerome Beaurepaire, Leon Stenneth, Jeremy Michael Young
  • Patent number: 11807050
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer program product are provided for predicting road locations that are likely to induce tire pressure changes. In one example, the apparatus receives historical data of an event in which a first vehicle is impacted by a first tire pressure change at a first road segment. The historical data indicates point-of-interest (POI) information associated with the first road segment. The apparatus trains a prediction model using the historical data. The prediction model is configured to determine a likelihood in which a second road segment induces a second tire pressure change for a second vehicle based on POI information associated with the second road segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Jerome Beaurepaire, Leon Stenneth, Jeremy Michael Young
  • Publication number: 20230324553
    Abstract: An approach is provided for extracting point-of-interest features based on depth sensor data captured by mobile devices. The approach involves, for instance, receiving a Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) scan of a location captured using a LiDAR sensor of a portable device. The approach also involves determining a context of the location, a point of interest (POI) associated with the location, or a combination thereof. The approach further involves selecting a feature recognition parameter based on the context. The feature recognition parameter performs a feature detection analysis of a scenery depicted in the scan. The approach further involves initiating the feature detection analysis of the scan based on the feature recognition parameter to identify a feature, an attribute of the feature, or a combination thereof in the scenery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2022
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Inventors: Remco TIMMER, Jérôme BEAUREPAIRE
  • Publication number: 20230324183
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and user interface for providing a vehicle change of direction detection system is disclosed. For example, image data of at least one vehicle may be obtained and a change of direction indicator for the vehicle based on the obtained image data is determined. One or more road segments may then be identified and the determined indicator is associated with the one or more identified road segments to update a map layer of a geographic database and/or perform other actions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Applicant: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventor: Jerome BEAUREPAIRE
  • Publication number: 20230306801
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer program product are provided for predicting charging efficiency rates for solar-powered vehicles. In one example, the apparatus receives historical data of events in which solar-powered vehicles equipped with solar panels were electrically charged by receiving solar beams at the solar panels. The historical data indicate factors of the events that induced objects forming on the solar panels and obstructing, at least in part, the solar beams. The apparatus uses the historical data to train a machine learning model to output a charging efficiency rate of a target solar-powered vehicle as a function of at least one attribute associated with a location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Applicant: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Jerome BEAUREPAIRE, Marko Tuukkanen
  • Publication number: 20230288220
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and user interface for providing a connection detection system is disclosed. For example, image data of at least one animate object is obtained, and an indicator of relationship for the animate object is determined based on the obtained image data. One or more road segments is then associated with the determined indicator to update a map layer of a geographic database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2022
    Publication date: September 14, 2023
    Applicant: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Jerome BEAUREPAIRE, Marko TUUKKANEN
  • Publication number: 20230289667
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to dynamically determine and convey contextual relevance measures for shared vehicles. In one embodiment, a method is provided. The method includes identifying a user seeking transportation to a destination and identifying shared vehicles configured for transporting the user. The method further includes obtaining environmental context data based at least in part on a geographic area within which the user and the destination are located. The method further includes generating a contextual relevance measure for each shared vehicle. The contextual relevance measure is generated according to at least one of the environmental context data, configuration data for the one or more shared vehicles, or profile data associated with the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Publication date: September 14, 2023
    Inventor: Jerome BEAUREPAIRE
  • Patent number: 11749116
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer program product are provided for providing adaptive vehicle parking assistance. In one example, the apparatus receives sensor data indicating a user's interaction associated with a vehicle parking assistance feature. The vehicle parking assistance feature is a feature in which a vehicle causes a notification on a user interface in response to an object abutting or overlapping a virtual zone surrounding the vehicle. The apparatus determines a level of the user's familiarity on using the vehicle parking assistance feature based on the sensor data, and the apparatus adjusts a size of the virtual zone based on the level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Jeremy Michael Young, Jerome Beaurepaire, Leon Stenneth
  • Patent number: 11733050
    Abstract: An approach is provided for providing an isoline map of a time to park at a destination. A routing platform computes the time to park at a destination of a navigation route, wherein the time to park represents an estimated time that is needed for a vehicle to park within a geographic area surrounding the destination. The routing platform further determines an isoline that delineates a boundary of the geographic area, wherein the isoline indicates an extent of the geographic area in which the time to park applies. The routing platform further provide data to generate a user interface depicting a representation of the isoline in the time to park isoline map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Jerome Beaurepaire, Jens Unger
  • Publication number: 20230260288
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer program product are provided for providing trailer sway detection. In one example, the apparatus receives sensor data and determines a pitch angle of a trailer based on the sensor data. The apparatus further determines a confidence of trailer sway occurring based on the pitch angle and in response to the confidence exceeding a threshold, the apparatus generates a warning signal indicating a potential trailer sway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Applicant: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Jeremy Michael Young, Jerome Beaurepaire, Leon Stenneth
  • Publication number: 20230256977
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer readable storage medium are provided for predicting behavior of a vehicle. More specifically, image data of the vehicle is obtained by generating class prediction data for the vehicle and then identifying one or more related points of interest. The method, system, and computer readable storage medium then predict the behavior of the vehicle based upon the one or more points of interest and the class prediction data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Applicant: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Jerome BEAUREPAIRE, Leon STENNETH, Jeremy Michael Young
  • Patent number: 11721096
    Abstract: An approach is provided for confirming road vector geometry based on aerial image(s). For example, the approach involves retrieving a feature and a vector representation of a road link. The approach also involves processing one or more aerial images depicting the road link to extract a list of spectral pixel values corresponding to the vector representation. The approach further involves determining a degree of misalignment between the spectral pixel values and a spectral signature of the feature of the road link. The approach further involves initiating a confirmation of a geometry of the vector representation based on the degree of misalignment. The approach further involves providing the confirmation as an output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Lauer, Jerome Beaurepaire
  • Patent number: 11713979
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for generating a transition variability index related to autonomous driving. In this regard, a first transition variability index is calculated. The first transition variability index is indicative of a first degree of variability in relation to transition of vehicles from respective autonomous levels while traveling proximate a first spatial reference point. Furthermore, a second transition variability index is generated. The second transition variability index is indicative of a second degree of variability in relation to transition of vehicles from respective autonomous levels while traveling along proximate a second spatial reference point. Updating of transition data associated with one of the first and second spatial reference points relative to another one of the first and second spatial reference points is then prioritized based on a comparison between the first transition variability index and the second transition variability index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Leon Stenneth, Jerome Beaurepaire, Jeremy Michael Young