Patents by Inventor Michael Menachem Kupferman

Michael Menachem Kupferman 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: 7568203
    Abstract: A method for operating a mobile computing device includes running a platform-independent application program using a virtual machine operating on the mobile computing device. A server program runs on the mobile computing device so as to access a native function of the mobile computing device that is not supported by the virtual machine. The native function is invoked from the application program by opening a communication connection to the server program using a communication application programming interface (API) of the virtual machine, and sending a message to the server program via the communication connection, so as to cause the server program to access the native function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Telmap Ltd
    Inventors: Emanuel Dotan, Michael Menachem Kupferman, Adi Avram
  • Patent number: 7251561
    Abstract: A method for displaying a map on a mobile client device. The method includes storing map data on a server, the map data including road data with respect to roads of multiple different road types. The server determines a route from a starting point to a destination within an area covered by the map data, the route including one or more route segments. The server defines a corridor map including the route segments and the roads of the different road types that are within different, respective distances, determined by the road types, of the route segments. The server downloads the road data with respect to the route segments and the roads of the different road types included in the corridor map to the client device. The client device, using the downloaded road data, renders one or more images, each image comprising at least a respective portion of the corridor map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: Telmap Ltd.
    Inventors: Emanuel Dotan, Michael Menachem Kupferman, Tal Elad
  • Patent number: 7089110
    Abstract: A method for navigation includes storing map data on a server, the map data including vector information delineating roads in a map. A portion of the vector information corresponding to an area in which a user of a mobile client device is traveling is downloaded from the server to the client device. Approximate position coordinates of the user are found using a location providing device associated with the client device and are corrected in the client device, using the downloaded vector information, so as to determine a location of the user on one of the roads in the map. A navigation aid is provided to the user of the client device based on the determined location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Telmap Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Pechatnikov, Michael Menachem Kupferman, Omry Yadan, Ilya Eckstein, Alexander Fagin, Oren Nissim
  • Patent number: 6917878
    Abstract: A method for navigation includes storing map data on a server, the map data including vector information delineating roads in a map. A portion of the vector information corresponding to an area in which a user of a mobile client device is traveling is downloaded from the server to the client device. Approximate position coordinates of the user are found using a location providing device associated with the client device and are corrected in the client device, using the downloaded vector information, so as to determine a location of the user on one of the roads in the map. A navigation aid is provided to the user of the client device based on the determined location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: TELMAP Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Pechatnikov, Michael Menachem Kupferman, Omry Yadan, Ilya Eckstein, Alexander Fagin, Oren Nissim
  • Patent number: 6904360
    Abstract: A method for displaying a map includes storing map data on a server including a plurality of layers, which include vector information delineating features in the map belonging to a respective feature category, and a set of templates, each such template being associated with a respective one of the layers and indicating a visual characteristic of the features in the layer with which the template is associated. At least a subset of the templates is downloaded to a client device from the server, as is the vector information in a portion of one or more of the layers of the map data corresponding to a selected area of the map. Based on the downloaded vector information, an image of the selected area of the map is rendered on the client device in accordance with the visual characteristic indicated by the downloaded templates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: Telmap Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Pechatnikov, Michael Menachem Kupferman, Omry Yadan, Ilya Eckstein, Alexander Fagin, Oren Nissim
  • Patent number: 6898516
    Abstract: A method for displaying a map on a mobile client device includes storing map data on a server, the map data defining objects appearing in the map and comprising vector coordinates of the objects in a predetermined frame of reference. Upon receiving at the server a request from the client device to provide a map of an area along a route on which a user of the client device is to travel, a heading of travel of the user on the route is determined, and the vector coordinates are transformed on the server into a rotated frame of reference, which is approximately aligned with the heading of the user. A portion of the map data corresponding to the area along the route and including the transformed vector coordinates is downloaded to the client device from the server. An image of the area of the map in the rotated frame of reference is rendered on the client device, based on the downloaded map data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: Telmap Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Pechatnikov, Michael Menachem Kupferman, Omry Yadan, Ilya Eckstein, Alexander Fagin, Oren Nissim
  • Publication number: 20040027258
    Abstract: A method for displaying a map includes storing map data on a server including a plurality of layers, which include vector information delineating features in the map belonging to a respective feature category, and a set of templates, each such template being associated with a respective one of the layers and indicating a visual characteristic of the features in the layer with which the template is associated. At least a subset of the templates is downloaded to a client device from the server, as is the vector information in a portion of one or more of the layers of the map data corresponding to a selected area of the map. Based on the downloaded vector information, an image of the selected area of the map is rendered on the client device in accordance with the visual characteristic indicated by the downloaded templates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2003
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Applicant: TELMAP LTD
    Inventors: Michael Pechatnikov, Michael Menachem Kupferman, Omry Yadan, Ilya Eckstein, Alexander Fagin, Oren Nissim
  • Publication number: 20040030493
    Abstract: A method for displaying a map on a mobile client device includes storing map data on a server, the map data defining objects appearing in the map and comprising vector coordinates of the objects in a predetermined frame of reference. Upon receiving at the server a request from the client device to provide a map of an area along a route on which a user of the client device is to travel, a heading of travel of the user on the route is determined, and the vector coordinates are transformed on the server into a rotated frame of reference, which is approximately aligned with the heading of the user. A portion of the map data corresponding to the area along the route and including the transformed vector coordinates is downloaded to the client device from the server. An image of the area of the map in the rotated frame of reference is rendered on the client device, based on the downloaded map data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2003
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Applicant: TELMAP LTD
    Inventors: Michael Pechatnikov, Michael Menachem Kupferman, Omry Yadan, Ilya Eckstein, Alexander Fagin, Oren Nissim
  • Publication number: 20030229441
    Abstract: A method for navigation includes storing map data on a server, the map data including vector information delineating roads in a map. A portion of the vector information corresponding to an area in which a user of a mobile client device is traveling is downloaded from the server to the client device. Approximate position coordinates of the user are found using a location providing device associated with the client device and are corrected in the client device, using the downloaded vector information, so as to determine a location of the user on one of the roads in the map. A navigation aid is provided to the user of the client device based on the determined location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2003
    Publication date: December 11, 2003
    Applicant: TELMAP LTD
    Inventors: Michael Pechatnikov, Michael Menachem Kupferman, Omry Yadan, Ilya Eckstein, Alexander Fagin, Oren Nissim