Location Indication Patents (Class 340/8.1)
  • Patent number: 10389027
    Abstract: A method includes varying, by a tuning module of a passive radio RFID sensor, a reactive component impedance coupled to the tuning module and an antenna of the passive RFID sensor in order to change a system impedance. The method further includes producing an impedance value representative of the reactive component's impedance. The method further includes storing, by a memory module of the passive RFID sensor, the impedance value, identification information corresponding to the antenna, and a timestamp corresponding to the impedance value. The method further includes communicating, by a wireless communication module of the passive RFID sensor, the impedance value, the identification information, and the timestamp to an RFID reader. When the impedance value, the identification information, and the timestamp indicate an unfavorable environmental condition, the method further includes generating, by the RFID reader, an alarm signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: RF Micron, Inc.
    Inventors: Shahriar Rokhsaz, Brian David Young, Ahmed Younis
  • Patent number: 10382569
    Abstract: A local positioning system may include a reader assembly and a data processing assembly. The reader assembly may be configured to read tag data from at least one wireless communication tag of a plurality of wireless communication tags disposed in spaced-apart fixed positions relative to a structure extending along an expanse when the reader assembly is disposed in the expanse proximate to the at least one wireless communication tag. The reader assembly may also generate a communication-tag signal representative of the read tag data. A data processing assembly may be configured to access a mapping of the plurality of wireless communication tags relative to the structure. The data processing assembly may be further configured to determine a location of the reader assembly based on the read tag data and the mapping of the plurality of wireless communication tags relative to the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Guangyu Pei, David Kirkland, Ethan Carl Owyang, Shawn Robert LaGrotta
  • Patent number: 10368203
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring and tracking entities in one or more transit points is provided. The present invention provides for receiving one or more types of signaling functions associated with an entity in response to a code generated by a transmitter device. The code comprises a unique transmitter ID associated with a unique entity ID. Further, the invention provides for ascertaining validity of at least one type of signaling function and generating a time stamped record of at least one type of signaling function. Further, the invention provides for processing the code with tracking data to generate an event message. The tracking data comprises at least location of the entity along with other parameters associated with the entity. Further, the invention provides for extracting the unique entity ID and tracking data associated with the entity from the event message, and generating a tracking file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS INDIA PVT. LTD
    Inventor: Ranga Vangipuram
  • Patent number: 10346447
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a geo-social networking system determines a user's current location, generate a list of places near the user's current location, rank the list of places based on distance, relevancy and a configurable rule set, and automatically checks in the user at the top ranked place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: David Edward Braginsky, Matthew Nicholas Papakipos, Lev Popov
  • Patent number: 10345429
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for locating a signal transmitter whose position is unknown, by the use of signal receivers which are synchronized with each other to a common time reference and whose positions are known, comprising: a step of multilateration by time difference of arrival, which is done with the signals sent by the transmitter with unknown position and respectively received by the receivers, characterized in that: said step of multilateration by time difference of arrival is preceded by a step of evaluation of the time offsets between the values from the common time reference respectively known by the receivers, and said step of multilateration by time difference of arrival is done by correcting said temporal offsets so as to reset the receivers to said same common time reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: AMESYS
    Inventor: Rémi Rollero
  • Patent number: 10346651
    Abstract: Techniques for radio-frequency identification systems include sensor systems having a sensor unit and one or more sensors and a server. The sensor system includes one or more antennas at a location configured to receive signals from a tag proximate to an antenna and a processor configured to process tag detection signals based on the received signals. The processing may include selectively storing tag detection signals received from one or more antennas and identify an event related to the presence of a tag proximate to an antenna at the location. Sensor system may include a transmitter configured to transmit a message indicating the event over a network to a server. The server may be configured to process the message by analyzing a feature of the signals related to the event. The analysis may evaluate an adjustment of a configuration parameter used to operate an antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Astoria Solutions Pte Ltd.
    Inventors: Daniel A. Bucherer-Klingler, Shivakumar N. Chintadripet, Dominic Loke
  • Patent number: 10349236
    Abstract: According to one aspect, embodiments of the invention provide a system for providing user specific content, the system comprising a WIFI access node configured to be coupled to an external network and to receive a hardware address of at least one local mobile device attempting to connect to the external network via the WIFI access node, a content management system coupled to the WIFI access node, and a public channel coupled to the WIFI access node, wherein the content management system is configured to provide content related to a user of the at least one local mobile device to the public channel in response to the WIFI access node receiving the hardware address of the at least one local mobile device, and wherein the public channel is configured to display the content related to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Intersection Design and Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin O'Donnell, David Rocamora, Sholom Ellenberg
  • Patent number: 10299299
    Abstract: A control node (e.g., MME, BSC, RNC), a database (e.g., distributed database) and associated methods are described herein for attaching a UE which is embedded within a device (e.g., vehicle) to a telecommunication network and selecting a gateway (e.g., P-GW, S-GW, SGSN, GGSN) for a connection (e.g., PDN connection) so that the UE can connect to an external network like the Internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Konstantinos Vandikas, Ioannis Fikouras, Rafia Inam, Athanasios Karapantelakis, Qiang Li, Leonid Mokrushin, Aneta Vulgarakis Feljan
  • Patent number: 10276025
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for a spatial telemeter alert reconnaissance system (“STARS”). According to one aspect disclosed herein, the STARS can receive, from a spatial mapping and monitoring (“SMM”) device, an initial space map for a space in which the SMM device is deployed. The initial space map can include a volume capacity of the space. The STARS can receive, from a user device, at least one space parameter to be utilized for the space in which the SMM device is deployed. The STARS device can update the SMM device in accordance with the space parameter. In some embodiments, the at least one space parameter can include a mapping frequency. The mapping frequency can instruct the SMM device to perform spatial mapping of the space at a specified time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bhumit Patel, Chad Jordan, Nigel Bradley
  • Patent number: 10257662
    Abstract: In a system a map of a site is presented on a display. A user input specifying at least one path section in the map on the display is detected. A definition of the at least one path section is stored. A representation of a radio environment stored for the site is provided as positioning assistance data. The representation of the radio environment enables a determination of a location estimate for a mobile device at the site based on at least one characteristic of at least one radio signal detected by the mobile device at the site. The definition of the at least one specified path section is provided for enabling an adjustment of a determined location estimate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Lauri Aarne Johannes Wirola, Muhammad Irshan Khan, Pavel Ivanov, Jani Käppi, Jari Tapani Syrjärinne
  • Patent number: 10255614
    Abstract: The detection system monitors WiFi wireless communications at a wireless device and detects a probe request associated with a location. The WiFi device may be a dedicated presence detection device or may offer access to internet and other services as a WiFi access point. A device identifier associated with the originating device may be a component of the probe request. Using the device identifier, the system can detect the presence of a consumer at the location associated with the wireless communications device and transmit information to the consumer based upon the device identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: shopkick, Inc.
    Inventors: Cyriac Roeding, Aaron T. Emigh
  • Patent number: 10248089
    Abstract: Flexible control is provided in building automation. By dividing a floor space into segments, different segments may be assigned to rooms. The operation of the building automation likewise includes room level and segment level control functions and corresponding objects. To assign or reassign a given segment to a room, the segment is linked to the room using an identifier of the corresponding room control function. The building automation equipment and corresponding control for the segment is linked to the room operation. The separation of the room and segment functions may avoid any or extensive manual engineering other than re-assignment. The assignment or reassignment of segments to rooms may be performed online (e.g., at a panel or management station), offline (e.g., at a computer or engineering station), or automatically (e.g., moveable wall system).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SIEMENS SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Gerhard Brun, Heinrich Meier, Franz Renggli
  • Patent number: 10247362
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pressurized fluid cylinder, a member for acquiring, storing and processing data, and at least one data display device. The valve comprises a sensor which detects the position of a manual control member, and a pressure sensor for measuring the pressure inside the storage space of a fluid cylinder. The data acquisition, storage and processing member is designed to: calculate an actual value for the amount of fluid remaining and/or drawn off; calculate a theoretical value for the amount of fluid remaining and/or drawn of on the basis of the regulation performed by the regulating member and measured by the position of the control member compare the actual value based on the measurement of the pressure sensor with the theoretical value; and generate a warning signal if the difference between these actual and theoretical values is greater than a specific safety threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide, Société Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procédés Georges Claude
    Inventors: Amélie Carron, Beatriz Lopez, Christophe Roland Rezel, Philippe Rudnianyn, Catherine Vivier
  • Patent number: 10230806
    Abstract: System and methods for tracking of user interactions are disclosed. A server system receives a first user interaction record from a first client device. The server system receives a second user interaction record from a second client device, wherein the first user interaction record and the second user interaction record are both formatted using a multi-platform user interaction data record format. The server system stores the first user interaction record and the second user interaction record at a database at the server system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Dror Engel, Tea The Vinh Tran, Shyamala Sriramulu, Zhiyi Jason Liu, Chandrashekar Basavaiah
  • Patent number: 10230433
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide an apparatus for wireless communication. The apparatus may generally include a plurality of detectors, each configured to detect a signal received by at least one of a plurality of antenna arrays. The apparatus may further include a processing system configured to determine whether the signal is received by the at least one of the plurality of antenna arrays based on signals output from the plurality of detectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Amichai Sanderovich, Alon Yehezkely
  • Patent number: 10169736
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to controlling operation of a deployed device to selectively initiate different operational modes, which may include an employee mode, a customer mode, and/or a secure mode. While operating in the employee mode and/or customer mode, the deployed device may enable some access to information specified for the respective user while restricting some nonessential information. While operating in the secure mode, the device may restrict access to at least some information, at least temporarily. In some embodiments, the secure mode may require credentials, a decryption key, and/or other security information to enable continued use of the deployed device by the employee or possibly by the customer. The selection of the operational mode may be based at least in part on a deviation of the device's location from a predetermined route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nipun Dureja, John Nicholas Buether
  • Patent number: 10157505
    Abstract: Systems and methods for timing of a passing of an object past a monitored location using a timing system and an automated object detection system detecting the passing of the object at the monitored location, and also having a remote entry computer system being positionable at a current location selected from a plurality potential locations each of which is set apart and different than the monitored location and having a clock determining a present time, a user interface receiving user input data, and a memory storing an offset time value, and the remote entry computer system receiving the user input data, receiving a user data input time associated with the receipt of the user input data, and storing the received user input data and the user data input time, and determining of an adjusted time value responsive to the determined remote time value and the stored offset time value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Innovative Timing Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Kurt S. Hansen
  • Patent number: 10149617
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring the health of an animal using multiple sensors is described. The wearable device may include one or more sensors whose resultant signal levels may be analyzed in the wearable device or uploaded to a data management server for additional analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: i4C Innovations Inc.
    Inventor: John Couse
  • Patent number: 10126407
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining a location and an identity of a portable device are provided. The system includes apparatus for transmitting timing synchronization information, a plurality of stationary ultrasonic base stations and a plurality of portable devices. Each ultrasonic base station is configured to receive the timing synchronization information and to transmit a corresponding ultrasonic location code in a time period based on the received timing synchronization information. Each portable device is configured to: 1) receive the timing synchronization information, 2) detect the ultrasonic location codes from the ultrasonic base stations and 3) transmit an output signal including a portable device ID representative of the portable device and the detected ultrasonic location code. Each portable device is synchronized to detect the ultrasonic location code in the time period based on the received timing synchronization information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: CenTrak, Inc.
    Inventors: Israel Amir, Karuppiah Annamalai
  • Patent number: 10127174
    Abstract: A vehicle tracker system for a vehicle including a data communications bus extending throughout the vehicle may include a multi-adaptor vehicle tracker controller including a position determining device, a wireless communications device, a controller data link interface, a download learning port, and a processor. The processor may communicate geolocation data via the wireless communications device. A data bus adaptor may adapt the tracker controller to communicate via the data communications bus and include an adaptor data link interface coupled to the controller data link interface. The data bus adaptor may be operable with a given set of proprietary remote function controller codes. The processor may be operable with different sets of proprietary remote function controller codes, and determine the given set of proprietary codes based upon the download learning port and use the given set of proprietary codes for communications with the data bus adaptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: OMEGA PATENTS, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Kenneth E. Flick
  • Patent number: 10104189
    Abstract: An improved system and method for defining an event based upon an object location and a user-defined zone and managing the conveyance of object location event information among computing devices where object location events are defined in terms of a condition based upon a relationship between user-defined zone information and object location information. One or more location information sources are associated with an object to provide the object location information. One or more user-defined zones are defined on a map and one or more object location events are defined. The occurrence of an object location event produces object location event information that is conveyed to users based on user identification codes. Accessibility to object location information, zone information, and object location event information is based upon an object location information access code, a zone information access code, and an object location event information access code, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: PERDIEMCO, LLC
    Inventor: Darrell Diem
  • Patent number: 10102489
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for work plan based access control are provided in the illustrative embodiments. For a portion of the work plan, a physical space is determined. Access to the physical space is used in a task in the portion. At least one workflow is initiated to determine whether to grant the access to the physical space. Responsive to the workflow granting the access to the physical space, the access to the physical space is configured for a first duration for a first user performing the task. Responsive to an indication of closing of the portion, the access to the physical space for the first duration for the first user performing the task is revoked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David L. Kaminsky, Lori M. Pilgrim, Govindaraj Sampathkumar
  • Patent number: 10074262
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method comprises: receiving (100) first information indicative of a tracking device being located in a particular place, for example by detecting that the tracking device is connected to a charging station for charging; receiving (102) second information, from a passive detecting means, indicative of the user of the tracking device leaving said place, for example based on sounds that the user has made in leaving; (104) determining, based on the first and second information, that a user of the tracking device leaves said place while the tracking device remains in said place; further to said determining, causing (106) at least one separation related action to be performed, for example sending a message to a remote server (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: BUDDI LIMITED
    Inventors: Ewan Findlay, Sara Murray
  • Patent number: 10028101
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes determining a geo-location of a first user; and identifying a second user that the geo-location of the first user is of interest to. The second user is identified based at least in part on a relationship between the first and second users. The method also includes sending to a mobile client computing device associated with the second user a notification associated with the geo-location of the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Xiu Deng
  • Patent number: 9990670
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for providing product location information within a store. The system comprises a first user interface fixed within the store and an inventory information unit coupled to the first user interface. The first user interface is configured to receive an input signal from a user related to the identity of a product within the store, to process the input signal and to provide a product inquiry signal in response to the input signal. The first user interface is further configured to receive a location information signal, and to provide an output signal in response to the location information signal. The inventory information unit comprises a database containing product location information and is configured to provide the location information signal to the first user interface after receiving the product inquiry signal from the first user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Innovaport LLC
    Inventor: John T. Pienkos
  • Patent number: 9965737
    Abstract: A new or alternative computer-enabled multichannel distribution management tool, system and method that facilitate multi-channel distribution management of product to the market. The tool, method and system allow manufacturers management of transactions across all distribution channels and throughout the distribution chain, including to the “tail end” of the distribution chain after sale to an end consumer, where manufacturer liability remains (e.g. for returns or warranty repairs or servicing). This facilitates the calculation of “true” profits for manufacturers, based on pre- and post-sales data (e.g. costs associated with the sale of each widget through any given distribution channel). The multichannel distribution management tool also provides distributors and retailers a centralized tool to manage transactions downstream from their relative positions in the distribution chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: iDive Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Melinda Herndon
  • Patent number: 9953112
    Abstract: A system and method for generating multi-3D perspective floor plans having real-life physical characteristics. The multi-3D perspective floor plans may be generated using image data and related to a floor plan of a structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Pictometry International Corp.
    Inventor: Stephen L. Schultz
  • Patent number: 9952308
    Abstract: An access point, a terminal, and a Wireless Fidelity indoor positioning method are provided. The method includes: receiving, by a first access point, a first positioning signal sent by a terminal, and recording a moment for receiving the first positioning signal as a first moment t1; receiving, a second positioning signal sent by an ith second access point in n second access points, and recording a fourth moment ti4; sending, a response signal of the second positioning signal to the ith second access point, and recording a fifth moment ti5; receiving, a second moment ti2, a third moment ti3, and a sixth moment ti6 that are sent by the ith second access point; and determining, location coordinates of the terminal. In the embodiments of the present disclosure, clock synchronization is not required. In addition, terminal positioning accuracy is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hongkun He, Qianni Feng, Lei Shi, Jie Cui, Anjian Li
  • Patent number: 9953289
    Abstract: A server-implemented method for automatically registering an asset tag in a database is disclosed. One or more asset tag collision reports are received from at least one mobile device connected to the server, each report including a tag identifier of the asset tag that is wirelessly broadcast by the asset tag. A location of the asset tag is determined based on the one or more received asset tag collision reports. A first asset is selected from a set of unregistered assets that are identified as being deployed in the indoor facility based on determining that there is a match between the location of the asset tag and location information associated with the first asset. The asset tag is then registered in association with the first asset in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jasmin Mulaosmanovic, Robert Joseph Lombardi, Mohammed Nawaf Smadi
  • Patent number: 9943262
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for providing a walking path guidance service based on measurement of a motion of a user, and there is provided a device for providing a walking path guidance service, the device including: a sensor unit for measuring a motion and position information of a user; a reference information creation unit for calculating an average walking speed using the measured motion and position information of the user; and a walking path guidance unit for creating a walking path from a starting point to a destination and calculating a time of arrival at the destination of the walking path according to the average walking speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SK PLANET CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kwonho Lee, Seulmaro Jeon
  • Patent number: 9940484
    Abstract: Various embodiments are generally directed to an apparatus, method and other techniques to determine whether a target address of a register for an execution instruction is valid or invalid based on a comparison between the target address and one or more valid target addresses stored in a storage, increase a number of invalid target addresses if the target address is invalid, and determine whether the number of invalid target addresses is greater than an invalid target address threshold. Various embodiments may also include initiating a security measure to prevent a security breach if the number of invalid target addresses is greater than the invalid target address threshold or executing the execution instruction if the number of invalid target addresses is less than or equal to the invalid target address threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichi Yamada, Palanivelrajan Shanmugavelayutham, Lior Malka, Ashish Bijlani
  • Patent number: 9886696
    Abstract: The transmission system transmits an encrypted identifier ultrasonically in an open-air environment using an ultrasonic transmitter. The ultrasonic identifier is associated with a location, which may be a store or a department within a store, and may be received by a microphone on a mobile phone. The identifier may be used to infer presence of the mobile phone user at the location associated with the identifier. The transmitter may include an ultrasonic transducer. The system may further provide a reward, responsive to inferring presence at the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: shopkick, Inc.
    Inventors: Cyriac Roeding, Aaron T. Emigh
  • Patent number: 9877152
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a system includes a line locator and a device configured to communicate through an internet with a server also coupled to the internet. Furthermore, a plurality of line locate transmitters are distributed geographically and configured to communicate through the internet with the server. The server operates to activate one of the plurality of line locate transmitters based on a geographic location of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: METROTECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Drew, Razvan Gabriel Stefanoiu, George Mainescu
  • Patent number: 9872368
    Abstract: A control method for a mobile device that controls one or more illumination devices, the mobile device including a display, a computer, and a memory, the control method causing the computer of the mobile device to execute acquiring a piece of mobile-device location information indicating a location where the mobile device is present, sorting one or more setting screens corresponding to the respective one or more illumination devices using information stored in the memory, the information indicating correspondences between the one or more illumination devices and one or more pieces of illumination-device location information indicating locations where the respective one or more illumination devices are present, displaying the sorted one or more setting screens on the display, and transmitting a control signal in accordance with setting information indicating an illumination state set through the setting screens, to the one or more illumination devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventor: Kento Ogawa
  • Patent number: 9869771
    Abstract: An information sharing system for a vehicle includes: an emergency call system installed in the vehicle and operable to determine whether an accident involving the vehicle occurs; a navigation system installed in the vehicle and operable to determine a driving route for a user of the vehicle; a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) signal receiving unit receiving a GNSS signal transmitted from a GNSS satellite; and a GNSS signal distribution unit transmitting the received GNSS signal to the emergency call system and the navigation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Chang Sik Hwang
  • Patent number: 9857494
    Abstract: A system for locating an underground utility that emits an electromagnetic signal comprises first and second receivers. The first receiver has electronics that respond to a spatial position of the first receiver with respect to the electromagnetic signal and therefore the utility. The second receiver is adapted for communication with the first receiver. The first receiver is configured for disposition within an underground excavation proximate to the utility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: McLaughlin Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew E. Manning
  • Patent number: 9847015
    Abstract: A Real Time Locating System (RTLS) hygiene management and monitoring system for individuals and companies to manage and monitor the hygiene of their surroundings. For example, the system can be used in conjunction with a cleaning device and can include a locating module, a display module, and a cleanliness monitoring system. The locating module determines a location of the cleaning device in an area and to track movement of the cleaning device within the area. The display module includes a graphical layout of the area. The cleanliness monitoring system generates data representative of a path that the cleaning device has traversed in the area and at least one aspect of cleaning behavior of the device in the area. The display module displays the data representative of the path and the data representative of the at least one aspect of cleaning behavior, and one or both of the path and the at least one aspect of cleaning behavior is color-coded on the display module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Anderson Chung Kong Li, Anup Bhagyanji
  • Patent number: 9848304
    Abstract: There is provided a solution for detecting and filtering inaccurate measurement results used for positioning a mobile device. A method comprises as performed by an apparatus: determining locations of a plurality of fixed positioning nodes; receiving a measurement report from a mobile device, the measurement report comprising a plurality of measurement values measured by the mobile device, wherein each measurement value comprises a reference signal time difference indicating a radio propagation time difference between the mobile device and two different positioning nodes; determining, on the basis of threshold comparison, that at least one of the plurality of measurement values is associated with an inaccurate measurement; modifying, autonomously by the apparatus, said at least one of the plurality of measurement values; and computing a location of the mobile device on the basis of a plurality of measurement values resulting from said modifying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventor: Mao Cai
  • Patent number: 9838835
    Abstract: Techniques for providing and using a text beacon are disclosed. In one particular embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a method comprising the steps of receiving a communication from an initiating client device to initiate a beacon, the communication designating at least one recipient for the beacon and at least one trigger condition for the beacon; sending a communication to a recipient client device associated with the at least one designated recipient, the communication designating the initiating client device; receiving a request for location information associated with the beacon; determining that the request for location information matches the at least one trigger condition for the beacon; and responding to the request for location information by sending position information, based at least on determining that the request matches the trigger conditions for the beacon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventor: Richard Michael Mahoney
  • Patent number: 9830490
    Abstract: A communication apparatus operating as an access point of a wireless network displays an image, received a communication parameter from other communication apparatus that read the image, and creates a wireless network using the received communication parameter. Thereafter, the communication apparatus displays an image in response to a user instruction and communicates with other communication apparatuses that have read the image through the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Fumihide Goto
  • Patent number: 9832614
    Abstract: It is provided a method, a server and a terminal for information interaction. One method for information interaction includes the following steps: obtaining, at a server, position information of a first terminal in a social network, direction information of the first terminal shooting a scene image, and an information search range corresponding to the first terminal; searching, at the server, for an information collection in the information search range corresponding to the first terminal in the social network according to the position information of the first terminal and the direction information of the first terminal shooting the scene image; and sending, at the server, the information collection to the first terminal so that the first terminal displays the information collection in the scene image shot by the first terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhenwei Zhang, Ling Wang, Fen Xiao, Zhehui Wu
  • Patent number: 9832613
    Abstract: There is provided a solution for detecting and filtering inaccurate measurement results used for positioning a mobile device. A method comprises as performed by an apparatus: determining locations of a plurality of fixed positioning nodes; receiving a measurement report from a mobile device, the measurement report comprising a plurality of measurement values measured by the mobile device, wherein each measurement value comprises a reference signal time difference indicating a radio propagation time difference between the mobile device and two different positioning nodes; determining, on the basis of threshold comparison, that at least one of the plurality of measurement values is associated with an inaccurate measurement; modifying, autonomously by the apparatus, said at least one of the plurality of measurement values; and computing a location of the mobile device on the basis of a plurality of measurement values resulting from said modifying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventor: Mao Cai
  • Patent number: 9813871
    Abstract: There is provided a solution for detecting and filtering inaccurate measurement results used for positioning a mobile device. A method comprises as performed by an apparatus: determining locations of a plurality of fixed positioning nodes; receiving a measurement report from a mobile device, the measurement report comprising a plurality of measurement values measured by the mobile device, wherein each measurement value comprises a reference signal time difference indicating a radio propagation time difference between the mobile device and two different positioning nodes; determining, on the basis of threshold comparison, that at least one of the plurality of measurement values is associated with an inaccurate measurement; modifying, autonomously by the apparatus, said at least one of the plurality of measurement values; and computing a location of the mobile device on the basis of a plurality of measurement values resulting from said modifying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventor: Mao Cai
  • Patent number: 9811853
    Abstract: A system and method for providing route information to a user, in which paths provided to the user are automatically selected based on personal information of the user, so that in following the provided paths, the user passes things in which the user may have particular interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Sears Brands, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Michael Tamir, Robin Glinton
  • Patent number: 9794904
    Abstract: Real-time location system and method, the system including a tag and a plurality of groups, each group including: a plurality of battery operated secondary technology base-stations, and a battery operated wireless timing beacon generator to provide a timing beacon to the group, such that the timing beacon generator for a group obtains timing information for the timing beacon wirelessly from a timing server, and such that each timing beacon generator transmits timing beacons with timing information to the plurality of base-stations in the group, and each secondary technology base-station transmits a secondary technology signal to the tag based on the received timing beacon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: CENTRAK, INC.
    Inventors: Israel Amir, Deepak Gopi
  • Patent number: 9781475
    Abstract: An information processing method, a system and an electronic device are disclosed. The method includes: acquiring a first motion locus with the first electronic component, where the first motion locus is generated by the first part from a first time instant to a second time instant; and acquiring a second motion locus with the second electronic component, where the second motion locus is generated by the second part from the first time instant to the second time instant. The first electronic device may obtain and execute a first control instruction corresponding to the first motion locus and the second motion locus. With the method and electronic device, an advantage of precisely recognizing a slight local action of the user is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignees: Beijing Lenovo Software Ltd., Lenovo (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Fanzhi Li
  • Patent number: 9776810
    Abstract: The disclosed method, and corresponding system, for controlling items on a production/distribution line relies on secure identification of items transported arranged according a given disposition along a transport path at different sites of the line and checking operation according to a protocol which allows reducing processing load while ensuring high reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: SICPA HOLDING SA
    Inventors: Yvan Collombet, Daniel Cotsford, Rodrigo Lorca, Luciano Torres, Christian Fefin
  • Patent number: 9763183
    Abstract: The present invention provides a WLAN access method that includes obtaining an access location of a UE; obtaining AP access information of the UE at the access location; selecting an AP according to the obtained AP access information to access a WLAN; and sending AP access information of the selected AP to the UE. The present invention further provides another WLAN access method and a corresponding apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wenfu Wu, Yan Li
  • Patent number: 9740719
    Abstract: A data set of spatial data having a plurality of dimensions and including linestrings can be processing by decomposing each linestring of the plurality of linestrings into a plurality of line segments. Each coordinate dimension appears in at least one line segment of the plurality of line segments can be listed in one of a plurality of dimensional dictionaries that each correspond to a dimension of the plurality of dimensions. A linestring of the plurality of linestrings can be represented as a set of the line segments using the plurality of dimensional dictionaries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Gerrit Simon Kazmaier, Hinnerk Gildhoff, Lars Volker, Tim Grouisborn
  • Patent number: 9726750
    Abstract: The preferred embodiment provides an ultra-wide band radio frequency real-time location system (RTLS), synchronized with a GPS location system to provide reliable location data, in and around concrete and steel superstructures to a BIM graphic model system, to gather and display worker location data and coordinate its display for use. The RTLS system continuously locates each participant through the use of an active RFID tag and/or GPS location device, which may be placed in a personnel badge and verified. The location system logs the participant locations in a database for real-time information retrieval and upload into a BIM display system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Specialty Electrical, LLC
    Inventor: Scotty Ray Gross