Patents by Inventor Peter Mieth

Peter Mieth 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: 10830596
    Abstract: A method and system for generating an expected speed of travel along one or more navigable elements of a navigable network within a geographic area, each navigable element being represented by a segment of an electronic map. The method comprising obtaining positional data relating to the movement of a plurality of devices along a navigable element represented by a segment of the electronic map. The positional data is used to determine a first mean speed of travel and a second mean speed of travel for the segment, and an expected speed of travel is determined for the segment as a value between the first mean speed of travel and the second mean speed of travel determined based on a congestion parameter for the segment. Data indicative of the determined expected speed of travel is then associated with the segment in the electronic map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: TOMTOM TRAFFIC, B.V.
    Inventors: Peter Mieth, Gregor Wuensch, Jan-Philipp Kappmeier, Rene Beier
  • Publication number: 20200064139
    Abstract: A method and system for generating an expected speed of travel along one or more navigable elements of a navigable network within a geographic area, each navigable element being represented by a segment of an electronic map. The method comprising obtaining positional data relating to the movement of a plurality of devices along a navigable element represented by a segment of the electronic map. The positional data is used to determine a first mean speed of travel and a second mean speed of travel for the segment, and an expected speed of travel is determined for the segment as a value between the first mean speed of travel and the second mean speed of travel determined based on a congestion parameter for the segment. Data indicative of the determined expected speed of travel is then associated with the segment in the electronic map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Peter Mieth, Gregor Wuensch, Jan-Philipp Kappmeier, Rene Beier
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180025638
    Abstract: A server system 150 for providing data to at least one mobile device 200, the server system comprising a processing resource 174. In a first embodiment, the processing resource 174 is configured to generate contour data representing a boundary of a respective area for which a weather-related parameter has substantially the same value, the contour data being sent to a mobile device 200. In a second embodiment, the processing resource 174 is configured to determine a plurality of parameter values of a model representative of weather-related data, and to filter the parameter values such that only some of the values of sent to a mobile device 200.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel Fulger, Peter Mieth, Steffen Gunther Wiesner
  • 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: 9830815
    Abstract: A navigation apparatus 200 comprises a processing resource 260 configured to: determine a route to a selected destination; obtain weather-related data; and modify speed data for a plurality of route segments in dependence on the weather-related data. For each route there is a respective classifier that classifies the road type for the route segment, and the processing resource is configured to modify the speed data for each route segment based on the weather-related data and the road type represented by the classifier for that route segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: TOMTOM NAVIGATION B.V.
    Inventors: Daniel Fulger, Peter Mieth, Steffen Gunther Wiesner
  • Patent number: 9799219
    Abstract: A server system configured to communicate with a device that is installable in a vehicle, such as a portable or in-built navigation device, comprises a communications resource for receiving vehicle data indicative of a parameter of the vehicle; and a processing resource operable to obtain weather data and to process the weather data and the vehicle data to determine at least one weather-related condition in dependence on both the weather data and the vehicle data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: TomTom Traffic B.V.
    Inventors: Daniel Fulger, Peter Mieth, Steffen Gunther Wiesner
  • Patent number: 9792816
    Abstract: A server system 150 for providing data to at least one mobile device 200, the server system comprising a processing resource 174. In a first embodiment, the processing resource 174 is configured to generate contour data representing a boundary of a respective area for which a weather-related parameter has substantially the same value, the contour data being sent to a mobile device 200. In a second embodiment, the processing resource 174 is configured to determine a plurality of parameter values of a model representative of weather-related data, and to filter the parameter values such that only some of the values of sent to a mobile device 200.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: TomTom Traffic B.V.
    Inventors: Daniel Fulger, Peter Mieth, Steffen Gunther Wiesner
  • Publication number: 20170213454
    Abstract: A method of generating map data indicating a deviation from expected jam conditions on a segment of a plurality of segments in an area covered by an electronic map, the segment having associated therewith a jam probability indicating the likelihood of a jam on that segment. The method comprises establishing an expected jam condition for the segment based on the jam probability of that segment, and then obtaining live data indicating the jam conditions on at least one of the plurality of other segments in the area. A revised jam condition can then be established for the segment using the obtained live data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Peter Mieth, Stefan Lorkowski, Ralf-Peter Schäfer, Nikolaus Witte
  • Patent number: 9685076
    Abstract: A method of processing data relating to an electronic map, the map comprising a plurality of segments representing navigable segments in the area covered by the map, the method comprising using a processing apparatus to generate segment data and comprising the steps of: collecting historic travel data for the segment; defining a jam condition for the segment, such that where the jam condition is satisfied the segment is classified as jammed and otherwise as not jammed; generating a jam probability for the segment according to the historic travel data and the jam condition definition; generating a jam speed for the segment using the historic travel data, the jam speed being indicative of the speed on the segment when the segment is considered jammed; and associating the jam probability and the jam speed with the segment in the electronic map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: TomTom Traffic B.V.
    Inventors: Peter Mieth, Stefan Lorkowski, Ralf-Peter Schäfer, Nikolaus Witte
  • Patent number: 9620007
    Abstract: A method of generating expected average speeds of travel across one or more segments in the area covered by an electronic map, each segment representing a navigable segment in the area covered by the map and having associated therewith: an average speed of travel across that segment; segment data comprising at least one jam probability, the jam probability indicating the likelihood of a jam on that segment; and a jam speed indicative of the speed of travel on that segment when it is considered jammed. The method comprises using the segment data to predict whether a jam condition exists on at least one or each of the segments; and outputting the expected average speed of travel across these segments as: a) a first speed, where a jam condition is predicted to exist, the first speed being the jam speed for the relevant segment or a speed based thereon, or b) a second speed, where a jam condition is not predicted, the second speed being the average speed for the relevant segment or a speed based thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: TomTom Traffic B.V.
    Inventors: Peter Mieth, Stefan Lorkowski, Ralf-Peter Schäfer, Nikolaus Witte
  • 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: 20160005314
    Abstract: A server system configured to communicate with a device that is installable in a vehicle, such as a portable or in-built navigation device, comprises a communications resource for receiving vehicle data indicative of a parameter of the vehicle; and a processing resource operable to obtain weather data and to process the weather data and the vehicle data to determine at least one weather-related condition in dependence on both the weather data and the vehicle data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Daniel Fulger, Peter Mieth, Steffen Gunther Wiesner
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9154909
    Abstract: A server system configured to communicate with a device that is installable in a vehicle, such as a portable or in-built navigation device, comprises a communications resource for receiving vehicle data indicative of a parameter of the vehicle; and a processing resource operable to obtain weather data and to process the weather data and the vehicle data to determine at least one weather-related condition in dependence on both the weather data and the vehicle data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: TomTom Development Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Fulger, Peter Mieth, Steffen Gunther Wiesner
  • Patent number: 8958983
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: TomTom International B.V.
    Inventors: Ralf-Peter Schäfer, Peter Mieth, Ian Malcolm Atkinson, Martin Wolf, Ben Rutten, Karine Hilbrandie
  • Publication number: 20140018106
    Abstract: A server system 150 for providing data to at least one mobile device 200, the server system comprising a processing resource 174. In a first embodiment, the processing resource 174 is configured to generate contour data representing a boundary of a respective area for which a weather-related parameter has substantially the same value, the contour data being sent to a mobile device 200. In a second embodiment, the processing resource 174 is configured to determine a plurality of parameter values of a model representative of weather-related data, and to filter the parameter values such that only some of the values of sent to a mobile device 200.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel Fulger, Peter Mieth, Steffen Gunther Wiesner
  • Publication number: 20140002277
    Abstract: A server system configured to communicate with a device that is installable in a vehicle, such as a portable or in-built navigation device, comprises a communications resource for receiving vehicle data indicative of a parameter of the vehicle; and a processing resource operable to obtain weather data and to process the weather data and the vehicle data to determine at least one weather-related condition in dependence on both the weather data and the vehicle data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel Fulger, Peter Mieth, Steffen Gunther Wiesner