Patents by Inventor Seejo Pylappan

Seejo Pylappan 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: 11178513
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-readable medium are provided using on-board sensor data of a tracking device in addition to satellite signals to improve the determination of the location of a tracking device. In one aspect, a method includes detecting, at a server, presence of a tracking device in a high error zone; determining if geographical coordinates of a current location of the tracking device in the high error zone are within a threshold of registered geographical coordinates of the current location; activating at least one sensor on-board the tracking device when the geographical coordinates are not within the threshold; receiving displacement information of the tracking device from the tracking device; determining an updated location of the tracking device based on the current location and the displacement information; and providing an arrival alert to a destination toward which the tracking device is traveling based on the updated location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: CURBSIDE INC.
    Inventors: Seejo Pylappan, Denis Laprise, Jaron Waldman
  • Publication number: 20210329415
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-readable medium are provided for improving location determination of mobile devices and using the location information obtained via such improved methods to track content conversion. In one aspect, a computer-implemented method includes receiving a request from a third party to track at least one content; determining a reference point for at least one tracking device; activating at least one sensor on-board the at least one tracking device, the at least one tracking device determining displacement information of the at least one tracking device based on the reference point and data collected by the at least one sensor; receiving the displacement information from the at least one tracking device; identifying locations visited by the at least one tracking device based on the displacement information; and determining a content conversion rate for the at least one content based on the locations visited by the at least one tracking device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Seejo PYLAPPAN, Denis Laprise, Jaron Waldman
  • Patent number: 11140517
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-readable media are obtaining location updates of a tracking device via peer to peer communication with other nearby devices where obtaining such update is otherwise not possible. In one aspect, a method includes receiving, at a device, a first location update from a network component; determining, by the device, if a triggering condition is met for determining a second location update; activating, by the device, device-to-device communication for receiving the second location update from nearby devices in vicinity of the device when the triggering condition is met receiving the second location update from at least one of the nearby devices via the device-to-device communication; and sending the second location update to a server for the server to determine an arrival alert for alerting a destination of an amount of time remaining until the device reaches the destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: CURBSIDE INC.
    Inventor: Seejo Pylappan
  • Patent number: 11102618
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to providing smart signaling of location updates. A method includes receiving a first location update from a tracking device; determining a remaining time for the tracking device to reach a destination location; determining whether the remaining time is within a threshold time of a timing of an arrival alert to be sent to a device associated with the destination location; based on whether the remaining time is within the threshold time or not, configuring the tracking device to send location updates to a server in one of a continuous reporting mode or a significant reporting mode, wherein the tracking device is configured to send the location updates to the server less frequently in the significant reporting mode compared to the continuous reporting mode; and determining when to send the arrival alert based on the location updates received from the tracking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: CURBSIDE INC.
    Inventors: Seejo Pylappan, Denis Laprise, Jaron Waldman
  • Patent number: 10979857
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-readable medium are provided for improving location determination of mobile devices and using the location information obtained via such improved methods to track content conversion. In one aspect, a computer-implemented method includes receiving a request from a third party to track at least one content; determining a reference point for at least one tracking device; activating at least one sensor on-board the at least one tracking device, the at least one tracking device determining displacement information of the at least one tracking device based on the reference point and data collected by the at least one sensor; receiving the displacement information from the at least one tracking device; identifying locations visited by the at least one tracking device based on the displacement information; and determining a content conversion rate for the at least one content based on the locations visited by the at least one tracking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: CURBSIDE INC.
    Inventors: Seejo Pylappan, Denis Laprise, Jaron Waldman
  • Patent number: 10911902
    Abstract: The present disclosure enables an improved location determination and subsequent content providing. In one aspect, a method includes assigning a geographical tile to a tracking device, the geographical tile representing a geographical location in which the tracking device is currently located; activating at least one sensor on-board the tracking device, the at least one sensor of the tracking device being used to collect location data and determine displacement information of the tracking device on the tracking device; receiving the displacement information as well as at least one satellite based location update from the tracking device; determining at least one zone of interest in the tile at which the tracking device is currently located based on the displacement information and at least one satellite based location information of the tracking device; and providing at least one content associated with the at least one zone of interest to the tracking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: CURBSIDE INC.
    Inventors: Seejo Pylappan, Denis Laprise, Jaron Waldman
  • Publication number: 20210018326
    Abstract: The disclosed technology provides accurate arrival alerts to a destination. In some embodiments the disclosed technology utilizes a destination specific model that can take into account location specific factors such as traffic around the destination, best approaches to the destination, other likely intermediate stops on the way to the destination, etc. In some embodiments, the present technology aims to provide an arrival alert to the destination at a consistent time interval prior to a user arriving at the destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Jaron WALDMAN, Seejo Pylappan, Denis Laprise, Harry Chen
  • Publication number: 20200329346
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-readable medium are provided using on-board sensor data of a tracking device in addition to satellite signals to improve the determination of the location of a tracking device. In one aspect, a method includes detecting, at a server, presence of a tracking device in a high error zone; determining if geographical coordinates of a current location of the tracking device in the high error zone are within a threshold of registered geographical coordinates of the current location; activating at least one sensor on-board the tracking device when the geographical coordinates are not within the threshold; receiving displacement information of the tracking device from the tracking device; determining an updated location of the tracking device based on the current location and the displacement information; and providing an arrival alert to a destination toward which the tracking device is traveling based on the updated location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Seejo Pylappan, Denis Laprise, Jaron Waldman
  • Patent number: 10801850
    Abstract: The disclosed technology provides accurate arrival alerts to a destination. In some embodiments the disclosed technology utilizes a destination specific model that can take into account location specific factors such as traffic around the destination, best approaches to the destination, other likely intermediate stops on the way to the destination, etc. In some embodiments, the present technology aims to provide an arrival alert to the destination at a consistent time interval prior to a user arriving at the destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: CURBSIDE INC.
    Inventors: Jaron Waldman, Seejo Pylappan, Denis Laprise, Harry Chen
  • Patent number: 10701521
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-readable medium are provided using on-board sensor data of a tracking device in addition to satellite signals to improve the determination of the location of a tracking device. In one aspect, a method includes detecting, at a server, presence of a tracking device in a high error zone; determining if geographical coordinates of a current location of the tracking device in the high error zone are within a threshold of registered geographical coordinates of the current location; activating at least one sensor on-board the tracking device when the geographical coordinates are not within the threshold; receiving displacement information of the tracking device from the tracking device; determining an updated location of the tracking device based on the current location and the displacement information; and providing an arrival alert to a destination toward which the tracking device is traveling based on the updated location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: CURBSIDE INC.
    Inventors: Seejo Pylappan, Denis Laprise, Jaron Waldman
  • Publication number: 20200162850
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to providing smart signaling of location updates. A method includes receiving a first location update from a tracking device; determining a remaining time for the tracking device to reach a destination location; determining whether the remaining time is within a threshold time of a timing of an arrival alert to be sent to a device associated with the destination location; based on whether the remaining time is within the threshold time or not, configuring the tracking device to send location updates to a server in one of a continuous reporting mode or a significant reporting mode, wherein the tracking device is configured to send the location updates to the server less frequently in the significant reporting mode compared to the continuous reporting mode; and determining when to send the arrival alert based on the location updates received from the tracking device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Seejo PYLAPPAN, Denis LAPRISE, Jaron WALDMAN
  • Publication number: 20200112837
    Abstract: The present disclosure enables an improved location determination and subsequent content providing. In one aspect, a method includes assigning a geographical tile to a tracking device, the geographical tile representing a geographical location in which the tracking device is currently located; activating at least one sensor on-board the tracking device, the at least one sensor of the tracking device being used to collect location data and determine displacement information of the tracking device on the tracking device; receiving the displacement information as well as at least one satellite based location update from the tracking device; determining at least one zone of interest in the tile at which the tracking device is currently located based on the displacement information and at least one satellite based location information of the tracking device; and providing at least one content associated with the at least one zone of interest to the tracking device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Seejo PYLAPPAN, Denis Laprise, Jaron Waldman
  • Patent number: 10560807
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to providing smart signaling of location updates. A method includes receiving a first location update from a tracking device; determining a remaining time for the tracking device to reach a destination location; determining whether the remaining time is within a threshold time of a timing of an arrival alert to be sent to a device associated with the destination location; based on whether the remaining time is within the threshold time or not, configuring the tracking device to send location updates to a server in one of a continuous reporting mode or a significant reporting mode, wherein the tracking device is configured to send the location updates to the server less frequently in the significant reporting mode compared to the continuous reporting mode; and determining when to send the arrival alert based on the location updates received from the tracking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: CURBSIDE INC.
    Inventors: Seejo Pylappan, Denis Laprise, Jaron Waldman
  • Patent number: 10536812
    Abstract: The present disclosure enables an improved location determination and subsequent content providing. In one aspect, a method includes assigning a geographical tile to a tracking device, the geographical tile representing a geographical location in which the tracking device is currently located; activating at least one sensor on-board the tracking device, the at least one sensor of the tracking device being used to collect location data and determine displacement information of the tracking device on the tracking device; receiving the displacement information as well as at least one satellite based location update from the tracking device; determining at least one zone of interest in the tile at which the tracking device is currently located based on the displacement information and at least one satellite based location information of the tracking device; and providing at least one content associated with the at least one zone of interest to the tracking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: CURBSIDE INC.
    Inventors: Seejo Pylappan, Denis Laprise, Jaron Waldman
  • Publication number: 20190342704
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to providing smart signaling of location updates. A method includes receiving a first location update from a tracking device; determining a remaining time for the tracking device to reach a destination location; determining whether the remaining time is within a threshold time of a timing of an arrival alert to be sent to a device associated with the destination location; based on whether the remaining time is within the threshold time or not, configuring the tracking device to send location updates to a server in one of a continuous reporting mode or a significant reporting mode, wherein the tracking device is configured to send the location updates to the server less frequently in the significant reporting mode compared to the continuous reporting mode; and determining when to send the arrival alert based on the location updates received from the tracking device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Seejo PYLAPPAN, Denis LAPRISE, Jaron WALDMAN
  • Publication number: 20190342717
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-readable medium are provided using on-board sensor data of a tracking device in addition to satellite signals to improve the determination of the location of a tracking device. In one aspect, a method includes detecting, at a server, presence of a tracking device in a high error zone; determining if geographical coordinates of a current location of the tracking device in the high error zone are within a threshold of registered geographical coordinates of the current location; activating at least one sensor on-board the tracking device when the geographical coordinates are not within the threshold; receiving displacement information of the tracking device from the tracking device; determining an updated location of the tracking device based on the current location and the displacement information; and providing an arrival alert to a destination toward which the tracking device is traveling based on the updated location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Seejo PYLAPPAN, Denis LAPRISE, Jaron WALDMAN
  • Publication number: 20190342718
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-readable media are disclosed for adjustment in the amount of calculations performed at a server for determining a location of a device for purposes of providing an arrival alert to a destination of arrival of the device. In one aspect, a method includes determining a zone around a destination; receiving location information from a tracking device that is traveling to the destination; based on the location information and the zone, determining whether the tracking device is within the zone to yield a determination; determining a remaining time for a user associated with the tracking device to reach the destination based on the determination; and providing an arrival alert to the destination regarding an arrival time of the user at the destination based on the remaining time and an arrival threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Seejo PYLAPPAN, Denis LAPRISE, Jaron WALDMAN
  • Publication number: 20190342715
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-readable media are obtaining location updates of a tracking device via peer to peer communication with other nearby devices where obtaining such update is otherwise not possible. In one aspect, a method includes receiving, at a device, a first location update from a network component; determining, by the device, if a triggering condition is met for determining a second location update; activating, by the device, device-to-device communication for receiving the second location update from nearby devices in vicinity of the device when the triggering condition is met receiving the second location update from at least one of the nearby devices via the device-to-device communication; and sending the second location update to a server for the server to determine an arrival alert for alerting a destination of an amount of time remaining until the device reaches the destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventor: Seejo PYLAPPAN
  • Publication number: 20190342714
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-readable medium are provided for improving location determination of mobile devices and using the location information obtained via such improved methods to track content conversion. In one aspect, a computer-implemented method includes receiving a request from a third party to track at least one content; determining a reference point for at least one tracking device; activating at least one sensor on-board the at least one tracking device, the at least one tracking device determining displacement information of the at least one tracking device based on the reference point and data collected by the at least one sensor; receiving the displacement information from the at least one tracking device; identifying locations visited by the at least one tracking device based on the displacement information; and determining a content conversion rate for the at least one content based on the locations visited by the at least one tracking device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Seejo Pylappan, Denis Laprise, Jaron Waldman
  • Publication number: 20190342716
    Abstract: The present disclosure enables an improved location determination and subsequent content providing. In one aspect, a method includes assigning a geographical tile to a tracking device, the geographical tile representing a geographical location in which the tracking device is currently located; activating at least one sensor on-board the tracking device, the at least one sensor of the tracking device being used to collect location data and determine displacement information of the tracking device on the tracking device; receiving the displacement information as well as at least one satellite based location update from the tracking device; determining at least one zone of interest in the tile at which the tracking device is currently located based on the displacement information and at least one satellite based location information of the tracking device; and providing at least one content associated with the at least one zone of interest to the tracking device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Seejo PYLAPPAN, Denis LAPRISE, Jaron WALDMAN