Patents by Inventor Steven P. Devries

Steven P. Devries 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: 7177761
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for displaying map information on a computing device. Data are stored for rendering a simulation of travel along one or more road segments prior to embarking on travel along the road segments. The simulation is comprised of a sequence of views of the road network along each road segment from vantage points above or along the road network. Each road segment may be part of a calculated route and the simulation may include views for all the road segments contained in the calculated route. While the computing device is being conveyed along each road segment, the data stored for the simulation is used to show a view of the road network that includes the current position of the computing device on a display of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Navteq North America, LLC
    Inventors: Michael L. Kaufman, James M. Herbst, Steven P. Devries, Eric Groth
  • Patent number: 7149626
    Abstract: A method for operating a navigation system obtains an ordered plurality of interconnected segments providing a route from an origin to a destination. A guidance message for each of the segments is formed. The step of forming the guidance message comprises determining whether to reference a previous segment and adding a reference to a current segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Navteq North America, LLC
    Inventors: Steven P. Devries, James M. Herbst, Karen A. Hopkins, Suzanne M. McGrath, Ellen M. Bauer, James R. Bennett, Jason M. Borak