Vehicle Position Indication Patents (Class 340/988)
  • Patent number: 10728204
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating online opinion sharing about proximate motor vehicles with the aid of a digital computer. Motor vehicle identifying indicia uniquely identifying a motor vehicle about which an opinion can be shared is received from a voter who accessed a voter entry page of an online motor vehicle voting service via a user interface. The identifying indicia can be obtained using a computing device executing a mobile application, which can interface with a variety of devices to obtain the indicia. The voter is redirected from the voter entry page to a voting page of a social networking site for sharing the opinion. Then, a plurality of opinions about the motor vehicle is tallied. The voter and the driver of the vehicle can exchange messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Gust H. Bardy
  • Patent number: 10698944
    Abstract: Techniques are described for generating search results and content recommendations using a distance metric on a space of media titles. In one embodiment, each media title may be associated with metadata tags and represented by a vector which indicates those associated tags. The distance metric may measure distance as an angle between vectors representing media titles in a bent vector space that accounts for correlations between tags. Further, a non-linear scaling may be applied to the vectors representing media titles to correct for under-tagging and redundant tagging. Based on the distance metric, a search or recommendation application may generate search results and/or content recommendations and cause the same to be presented to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: NETFLIX, INC.
    Inventor: Janis Stipins, III
  • Patent number: 10692387
    Abstract: A method and a device for setting a flight route are provided. The method comprises acquiring route data of an aerial vehicle, determining waypoint coordinates in the route data, configuring a route display interface according to maximum distances between the determined waypoint coordinates, displaying a route of the aerial vehicle in the configured route display interface according to waypoint coordinates in the route data, and resetting the route displayed in the route display interface according to edit information corresponding to a received edit operation to obtain updated route data of the aerial vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhiyuan Zhang, Ye Tao, Guodong Zhu
  • Patent number: 10692357
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and system for monitoring on route transportations. The method includes obtaining a driving route of a target vehicle; obtaining a reference position on the driving route away from a first current position of the target vehicle; determining a second current position of the target vehicle after a reference time; determining a distance between the second current position and the reference position is greater than a preset distance; and sending a signal to a target terminal indicating that the target vehicle is off-route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING DIDI INFINITY TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Beibei Zhang, Xu He, Chao Tang, Zhaoxue Wu
  • Patent number: 10690507
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for network-based storage of vehicle and infrastructure data for vehicle optimization are disclosed. A method includes receiving sensor data from a vehicle sensor, uploading the sensor data to a network, and storing the sensor data in a vehicle map database. The method includes downloading aggregated drive data from the network and storing the aggregated drive data in the vehicle map database. The method includes optimizing a vehicle route based on route costs for a plurality of potential driving routes based on a reliability of an automated driving feature or driver assistance feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Brett Stephens, Jonathan Thomas Mullen, Shane Elwart
  • Patent number: 10692023
    Abstract: The present invention is a method and system to assist a person traveling through a transport hub from a current location to a destination location with a smart portable computing device which provides personal data, travel data and transport hub data. The method maps a route according to personal preferences for the person to travel through the transport hub. Continuous monitoring of values provides an alert when the personal data, travel data, transport hub data, or predetermined parameters change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Evelyn R. Anderson, Michael Bender, Rhonda L. Childress, Ea-Ee Jan
  • Patent number: 10691962
    Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to identifying rear indicators of a nearby vehicle. In one embodiment, a method includes, in response to detecting a nearby vehicle, capturing signal images of a rear portion of the nearby vehicle. The method includes computing a braking state for brake lights of the nearby vehicle that indicates whether the brake lights are presently active by analyzing the signal images according to a brake classifier. The method includes computing a turn state for rear turn signals of the nearby vehicle that indicates which of the turn signals are presently active by analyzing regions of interest from the signal images according to a turn classifier. The brake classifier and the turn classifier are comprised of a convolutional neural network and a long short-term memory recurrent neural network (LSTM-RNN). The method includes providing electronic outputs identifying the braking state and the turn state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Xue Mei, Naoki Nagasaka, Kuan-Hui Lee, Danil V. Prokhorov
  • Patent number: 10692049
    Abstract: An electronic mail (e-mail) display is generated for a user, showing a mailbox for the user. A next calendar item indication is persistently displayed on the e-mail display. The next calendar item includes a countdown timer showing a time until the next calendar item is scheduled to begin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Selvaraj Nalliah, Deborah Eileen Sommers, David Paul Limont, Russell Lee Simpson, Jr., Zohaib Haider Ali, Linda Chen Gray, William Dean Saulnier
  • Patent number: 10690777
    Abstract: A system having two or more antenna-receiver combinations is provided, wherein each of the two or more antenna-receiver combinations has an antenna and a receiver. Furthermore, the system has a position determiner for determining a position of the system. Each antenna-receiver combination is configured to receive time information from each satellite of three or more satellites, if the antenna of said antenna-receiver combination has a line of sight to said satellite. The position determiner is configured to determine said position of the system depending on a satellite position of each of the three or more satellites, and depending on the time information from each of the three or more satellites provided by one or more of the two or more antenna-receiver combinations, if, for each of the three or more satellites, the position determiner receives time information of said satellite from at least one of the two or more antenna-receiver combinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventor: Matthias Overbeck
  • Patent number: 10684351
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a terminal device and a positioning system, and relate to the field of communications technologies. The terminal device is configured to: obtain identifiers of at least two antenna elements and attribute information of a reference signal corresponding to each of the at least two antenna elements; receive at least two reference signals based on the attribute information, where the at least two reference signals are sent by corresponding antenna elements of the at least two antenna elements, respectively; obtain positioning information; and send, to the network device, the positioning information and identification information of antenna elements corresponding to the positioning information. Positioning signals obtained by different antenna elements are different, so that the terminal device can identify which antenna element a received positioning signal comes from.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiantao Xue, Anjian Li, Bin Su
  • Patent number: 10682983
    Abstract: A device for secure tire and wheel protection including: a control module, the control module including: an interface for connecting the control module to a factory alarm of a vehicle; a tilt sensor; and a glass break sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: VOXX INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph Anthony Santavicca, Benson James Brady
  • Patent number: 10685093
    Abstract: The present invention provides group performance monitoring systems and methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Michael McBrearty, Qaizar Hassonjee, Roger Armitage, Brian Keith Wheeler, Meg Susan Burich, Hagen Diesterbeck, Markus Strecker
  • Patent number: 10685500
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an electronic system for public traffic, which is integrated with at least one wireless communication system. When or after a passenger gets on and pays by a mobile phone, information about the owner of the mobile phone is detected so as to check or freeze a fund or an overdraft limit of a full fare in an account corresponding to the mobile phone of the passenger. When the fund or overdraft limit is lower than the full fare or a certain numerical value, there will be a prompt of “Insert coins” or “Please recharge”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventor: Yiqing Yuan
  • Patent number: 10684138
    Abstract: Provided are a path selection assistance device, a path selection assistance method, and a computer program, for displaying, in a recognizable manner, paths that a user can select from a current position to a destination to enable the user to select a path, by which the user can reliably reach the destination, according to the user's values. Information indicating the paths that the user can select is displayed. Position information on the current position of the user and the current position(s) of one or more targets is acquired and position information on a block which is a closed region surrounded by paths that the user can travel is acquired. Blocks existing between the current position of the user and the current position(s) of one or more targets are extracted and the display mode of the blocks thus extracted is updated to display them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: IT'S MMC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masafumi Takeda
  • Patent number: 10678776
    Abstract: An autocheck module of a map system is configured to automatically identify anomalous conditions within map data that may indicate an error within the data. The identification of the anomalous conditions is accomplished by application of different autocheck types to the map data, each autocheck type representing a class of anomalies and being triggered if particular map data exhibits the anomalous condition associated with the autocheck type. In one embodiment, for at least some of the portions of map data that trigger an autocheck type, an issue entry is created in an issue database, the issue entry referencing the autocheck type that was triggered, the map data that triggered it, and any associated data of relevance for the particular autocheck type in question.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Mohammed Waleed Kadous, Joakim Kristian Olle Arfvidsson, Anup Mantri
  • Patent number: 10679431
    Abstract: Systems and methods for optimizing data gathering in a network of moving things. As non-limiting examples, various aspects of this disclosure provide systems and methods for operating sensor systems and collecting data from sensor systems in a network resource-efficient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Veniam, Inc.
    Inventors: Ricardo Matos, Joao Barros, Joao Azevedo, Tiago Condeixa, Carlos Ameixieira
  • Patent number: 10679191
    Abstract: A location-based event scheduling and coordination system includes at least one host computing device configured to accept from at least one user a first event and a second event at respectively different locations to be successively attended. The host computing device automatically considers location-based information for each of the first event and the second event to determine a possible scheduling conflict between the first event and the second event, and if a possible scheduling conflict is determined, automatically notifies the at least one user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Lova Padmini Devi Yasarapu, Jarrett Northington, Linda M. Mautz, Erika Joann Robeen, Ping X. Chen, Cassandra Boland
  • Patent number: 10670417
    Abstract: A method of operation of a navigation system includes: calculating a location for representing the location of a device; and generating with a control unit an output characteristic based on the location for controlling a content communication to a user through the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Telenav, Inc.
    Inventor: Liang Wang
  • Patent number: 10667207
    Abstract: In embodiments of access point assisted roaming, a mobile device, such as a mobile phone, tablet computer, or other portable device is implemented for wireless connection with access points, such as Wi-Fi access points. An access point controller can receive a request for a neighbor report from the mobile device, and also obtain a travel direction of the mobile device. The access point controller is implemented to determine access points that are each configured for a wireless connection with a communication system of the mobile device, where a wireless connection with an access point is based in part on a detected signal strength of an access point. The access point controller can then generate the neighbor report that lists one or more of the access points in order of connection likelihood and based on the travel direction of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Chih-Chung Chang, Yatharth Gupta
  • Patent number: 10665071
    Abstract: A system and method for deadzone detection in a surveillance camera network is disclosed. In a preferred embodiment, a mobile user device held by an installer is moved through one or more critical paths within the premises while surveillance cameras of the network are capturing image data of the premises. An analytics system then tracks the installer/user device through the image data over the time interval for the critical path definition, and locates deadzones based on position information of the premises along the critical path and absence of installer/user device in the image data over the time interval. In another embodiment, an analytics system identifies individuals within image data captured from the cameras, tracks movement of the individuals across the fields of view of the cameras represented by the image data, and infers deadzones based on tracking the individuals and deadzone times calculated for each of the individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SENSORMATIC ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Burke, Peter Joseph Birkel
  • Patent number: 10665127
    Abstract: Systems and methods of sharing driver coaching data are provided. Driver coaching systems learn the characteristics of a deceleration event. With the goal of increasing recouped energy while operating a vehicle that can recapture energy in a battery, driver coaching systems predict when the vehicle can begin coasting at the start of the deceleration event. In this way, the amount of time during which regenerative braking can be applied may be increased. Coaching cues are provided to the driver so that the vehicle can be operated in a way that achieves the goal of increasing recouped energy. By sharing driver coaching data, the amount of learning time/resources spent by other vehicles can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Geoffrey D. Gaither, Joshua D. Payne
  • Patent number: 10664860
    Abstract: A system can determine that a mobile device, located at a physical place of business transmits a first electronic communication for redemption of an electronic offer at the physical place of business. The system can further detect a second electronic communication transmitted from the mobile device, which indicates a first identifier. The first identifier can be associated with a verifier of the electronic offer (e.g., a staff member) at the physical place of business. The system can further determine, based on analysis of the first identifier, a second identifier (e.g., contact data, a telephone number, etc.), that corresponds to the verifier, without providing the second identifier to the mobile device. The system can further electronically transmit, utilizing the second identifier, a third electronic communication that indicates information about the redemption of the electronic offer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: James F. Kramer, Paul C. Ning
  • Patent number: 10660005
    Abstract: Planning cell site handoffs using a navigation route. The navigation route is compared to the location of cell sites to predict the arrival time of a mobile device into each cell. Cell sites are selected based on the navigation route and user activity. Handoff between cells sites are scheduled in advance based on the navigation route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ho Leung Lin, Gregory J. Boss, Maharaj Mukherjee, Monimala Mukherjee
  • Patent number: 10634512
    Abstract: A route navigation method, include: at a first terminal in communication with a second terminal via a navigation server: obtaining a starting point and a destination that are set by a user; displaying, on a navigation interface, the starting point and the destination; drawing, on the navigation interface, route information from the starting point to the destination according to a swipe gesture of the user on the navigation interface; and sending route forwarding instruction to the navigation server, wherein sending the route forwarding instruction includes: sending the route information to the navigation server, wherein the navigation server is configured to determine a navigation path from the starting point to the destination according to the route information, and sending a request for the navigation server to forward the navigation path to the second terminal to prompt another user to arrive at the destination from the starting point in accordance with the navigation path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Jian Shang
  • Patent number: 10625629
    Abstract: A user interface for a snow groomer or other tracked vehicle, such as tracked carrier to carry and enable use of work equipment on various terrains, is provided. The user interface may have an input device, an output device and a controller. The controller is configured to receive from the input device an indication of a desired snow grooming distance, and the controller is further configured to measure a distance traveled by the snow groomer, and to cause the output device to convey a remaining distance to be traveled by the snow groomer, the remaining distance being the difference between the desired snow grooming distance and the distance traveled by the snow groomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Prinoth Ltd.
    Inventors: Jonathan Thibault, Martin Kirchmair, Michel Pelletier, Patrick Hebert, Francis Gendron, Ariane Authier, Stephane Bergeron, Francois Paquet
  • Patent number: 10628848
    Abstract: A modular search object framework can provide modular search results including sponsored entity search results. The framework includes circuitry that outputs an interactive entity section based on an online search. The interactive section or at least parts of the section may be sponsored by one or more entities. The interactive section includes a plurality of moveable visual objects, such as cards that can be shuffled, flipped, or swiped around. The visual objects and features associated with the objects may be monetized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Tingyi Wu, Sophia Thitirat Perl, Enrique Andres Munoz Torres, Andrew Poon, Conrad Wai
  • Patent number: 10612202
    Abstract: The plowing of streets and roadways in areas with snowy climates is typically done with a labor intensive manually operated snow removal apparatus mounted on a vehicle designed to push the snow off the roadway. A long standing problem is that there may be areas near the roadway, such as, driveways, mailboxes, crosswalks, cross streets, and fire hydrants that should not be blocked or covered with discharged snow. The present invention is an apparatus and a method by which the snow removal apparatus can be operated automatically without the need for manual intervention, to avoid throwing discharged snow on areas that would be undesirable to block or cover with snow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Charles M. Jones
  • Patent number: 10607192
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for autonomous vehicle scheduling are disclosed herein. An example method includes receiving, at a first processor, a first request for a vehicle to travel to a location. The first request is to be transmitted to the first processor from a second processor. The example method includes calculating an arrival time of the vehicle based on the first request. The example includes comparing the first request to a second request for the vehicle based on the arrival time. The example method includes scheduling the first request based on the comparison and directing the vehicle to the location based on the schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Samer Abbas, Scott Lauffer
  • Patent number: 10604071
    Abstract: An auxiliary vehicle lighting system is provided for use in a vehicle having an engine and an electrical system. The auxiliary vehicle lighting system has at least one auxiliary vehicle light; a control hub, connected to the vehicle electrical system and to each auxiliary vehicle light; and a system shut down function or program, connected to the control hub and configured to de-energize the auxiliary lighting system. The control hub is constructed and arranged so that upon illumination of the auxiliary vehicle lights and with the engine turned off, the vehicle battery voltage is monitored. If the battery voltage reaches a designated low voltage target, the system shut down function or program is activated, which de-energizes the auxiliary lights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Iqbal Singh, Chris Connington
  • Patent number: 10604013
    Abstract: The disclosure relates generally to an in-vehicle feedback system, and more particularly, to an in-vehicle device with a display or graphical interface that collects driving data and provides feedback based on the driving data. The system may comprise an in-vehicle device that includes a graphical user interface and a processor and a data collection device wirelessly connected to the in-vehicle device. The in-vehicle device may be configured to receive vehicle telematics data from the data collection device and the processor may process the telematics data in real time and cause the telematics data to be displayed on the graphical user interface. The graphical user interface may include a speed display and an acceleration display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Ryan M. Briggs, Nathan M. Bryer
  • Patent number: 10595784
    Abstract: An object pose measurement system based on MEMS IMU includes: an accelerometer, a magnetometer, a gyroscope, an object vector information calculation unit, and a rotation compensation unit; wherein the object vector information calculation unit is connected respectively to the accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope to receive respective measurement data and calculate object vector information; the rotation compensation unit is connected to the object vector information calculation unit to receive the object vector information, compute and output rotation compensated object vector information; wherein the rotation compensation unit performs quaternion rotation compensation computation and outputs the rotation compensated quaternion as the rotation compensated object vector information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Hsien-Ting Chang, Jen-Yuan Chang
  • Patent number: 10600098
    Abstract: There are provided systems and method for targeted assistance on user check-in. A service location may provide beacons at or near the location to determine if a user approaching or at the service location has any experience with the service location. For example, a merchant may place a beacon at the entrance to a store to determine if a user has shopped at the store. Thus, when a user is in proximity to the beacon, a user device of the user and the beacon may establish a check-in. Through a user identifier communicated to the beacon, the service provider at the location may determine a user history, such as a number of visits by the user to the service location. The service location may then provide targeted assistance, such as information, personal help, item searches, etc., based on the user's history with the merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Egan Schulz, Michelle Serrano, Libo Su
  • Patent number: 10589715
    Abstract: A vehicle control system (VCS) in a passenger compartment interfaces with underhood components using a Bluetooth® link. The underhood components include a siren assembly with a sound generator and backup battery. The battery enables the siren assembly to function after the vehicle's battery is disabled. The siren assembly includes a Bluetooth® transceiver for establishing the link with the VCS. The siren assembly monitors the hood of the vehicle through a hood sensor, to detect unauthorized opening. In response to such opening, the siren assembly transmits an alarm to the VCS, which transmits an alarm to a user's mobile device and/or a security service. The sound generator may also be activated, by itself or under control of the VCS. The siren assembly connects to the engine computer/ignition module, to allow the VCS to monitor engine speed, and facilitate proper start of the engine when the VCS receives a remote start command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: DIRECTED, LLC
    Inventor: James S. Turner
  • Patent number: 10592687
    Abstract: A method and device for classifying collected images. The method and device include instructions to compare a captured image to a known set of images to determine the location depicted therein; and applying a classification upon the image based upon the determined location depicted therein and whether the determined location indicates that the image has the potential to depict privacy sensitive information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignees: Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation, United States of America as Represented by The Secretary of The Navy
    Inventors: Apu Kapadia, Robert E. Templeman, David Crandall, Mohammed Korayem
  • Patent number: 10592490
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for constructing a spatial tree data structure corresponding to a region. According to the present principles, a cell may include therein a point or a set of points that are determined to be duplicate points. In an embodiment the duplicate points are determined based on the size of the points included within the cell. The inclusion of duplicate points within a particular cell, rather than further subdividing the cell, provides coding efficiency. The present principles are particularly advantageous in the context of quadtree or octree type partitioning, and may be used in 3D mesh coding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital VC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Tao Luo, Wenfei Jiang, Kangying Cai
  • Patent number: 10591308
    Abstract: A tracking device is provided and includes a processing unit that is in communication with a networking unit and a memory unit. The memory unit has executable instructions stored thereon, which, when executed, cause the processing unit to control the networking unit to coarsely identify a region currently occupied by a tracked device and determine an accurate location of the tracked device responsive to a predefined event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuk L. Chan, Heidi Lagares-Greenblatt, Deepti M. Naphade
  • Patent number: 10586365
    Abstract: An example system includes an electronic device and a server. The electronic device includes a display; a first communicator; and a first controller configured to: control to transmit, to the server, location data identifying locations of the electronic device. The server includes a second communicator; and a second controller configured to: control to receive the location data; identify a course of travel; link photograph images to locations on the course of travel; and control to transmit to the electronic device the course of travel and the photograph images. The first controller of the electronic device is configured to control to receive the course of travel and the photograph images and to control to display on the display, at the same time, a map image, the course of travel, and one or more of the photograph images linked to a selected location on the course of travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Woo-Yong Chang, Seung-dong Yu, Se-jun Park, Min-jeong Moon
  • Patent number: 10586154
    Abstract: Provided is a state determination apparatus that appropriately performs pattern classification processing and/or pattern determination processing even when a map generated by the SOM technique includes discontinuous image regions (e.g., split image regions). In the state determination apparatus, the matching processing unit obtains adaptability data indicating a correlation degree between template data indicating a predetermined state and the SOM output data. The state determination unit determines a state of an input data. This allows for appropriately performing pattern classification processing and/or pattern determination processing even when a map generated by the SOM technique includes discontinuous image regions (e.g., split image regions).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: MEGACHIPS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiromu Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10585401
    Abstract: A method is provided for determining a master time signal, in particular in a vehicle. The method includes the acts of: a) receiving at least one first server time signal from a first time server; b) receiving at least one second server time signal from a second time server; c) comparing the first server time signal with the second server time signal in order to determine at least one first time difference; d) storing the first time difference; e) determining an availability of the first server time signal and/or of the second server time signal; f) using the stored first time difference to determine the master time signal at least if at least one of the server time signals is not available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Mohamed Abo El-Fotouh
  • Patent number: 10580079
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring a user's insurance activities and generating an insurance agency IVR menu customized for each user are presented. In some embodiments, one or more items of interest to an insurance policyholder may be identified by analyzing past activity that the insurance policyholder has engaged in. A weighting may be assigned to the one or more identified items of interest based on the type of activity that the insurance policyholder has been engaged in. A plurality of natural language IVR menu options may be generated such that each IVR menu option corresponds to each of the one or more identified items of interest. The plurality of natural language IVR menu options may be provided to the insurance policyholder in an order that corresponds to the weighting of each identified item of interest corresponding to each of the plurality of natural language IVR menu options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventor: Tao Chen
  • Patent number: 10572570
    Abstract: In some examples, measurement data is received from at least one sensor that detects a signal reflected from a surface inside a platform. A likelihood ratio test is applied using the measurement data, and a load status of the platform is determined based on the likelihood ratio test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Victor James Stolpman, Dake He
  • Patent number: 10575151
    Abstract: On-board equipment in a motor vehicle includes a C-V2X communication device receiving a first signal from road side equipment having a known position. The C-V2X communication device transmits a second signal having content that is dependent upon a length of time in which the first signal traveled from the road side equipment to the C-V2X communication device. A GPS device is communicatively coupled to the C-V2X communication device and receives the second signal from the C-V2X communication device. The GPS device estimates a position of the vehicle. The estimating is dependent upon the second signal from the C-V2X communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America
    Inventors: Sameh William Tawadrous, Hans A. Troemel, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10571270
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for fusion of sensor and map data using constraint based optimization. In an embodiment, a computer-implemented method may include obtaining tracking data for a tracked subject, the tracking data including data from a dead reckoning sensor; obtaining constraint data for the tracked subject; and using a convex optimization method based on the tracking data and the constraint data to obtain a navigation solution. The navigation solution may be a path and the method may further include propagating the constraint data by a motion model to produce error bounds that continue to constrain the path over time. The propagation of the constraint data may be limited by other sensor data and/or map structural data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: TRX SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Hakim, Christopher Giles, John Karvounis, Benjamin Funk, Jared Napora, Carole Teolis
  • Patent number: 10563990
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for event-based route planning. Information of events taking place in a predetermined geographic area is received. An origin and at least one destination are determined. One or more first routes for traveling from the origin to the destination are determined from the predetermined geographic area. One or more segments in each of the first routes are determined based on the received information, each segment being associated with a corresponding recommendation for travelling via the segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Sonny Gupta, Aaron Sekhri, Andreja Kogovsek, Benjamin Dawes, Brandon Burr, Chang Li, Elizabeth Caudill, Zachary Romanow
  • Patent number: 10560321
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate to an information processing method, a network node, an authentication method, and a server. In the information processing method provided in the embodiments, a central node determines that a first access node goes online, a virtual access node on the central node obtains configuration information related to the first access node, and after the first access node goes online, the virtual access node sends the configuration information related to the first access node to the first access node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ruobin Zheng
  • Patent number: 10551477
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) may receive Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) information from a V2X entity, such as a vehicle, road side unit, or other UE carried by a pedestrian. The V2X information may be transmitted to a location server by the UE to obtain positioning assistance data. The location server may determine a coarse position of the UE using the V2X information and generate corresponding positioning assistance data including Positioning Reference Signal (PRS) information for neighbor base stations, which is transmitted to the UE. The UE may detect PRS signals from the neighbor base stations and perform position determination using the PRS signals. The V2X entity or a different V2X entity may also transmit PRS signals that are received by the UE and used along with the PRS signal from the neighbor base stations to perform position determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Akash Kumar, Sai Pradeep Venkatraman, Ankita
  • Patent number: 10551208
    Abstract: The preferred embodiments of the present invention are directed to methods and systems for dynamic route estimation and prediction using discrete sampled location updates from various mobile devices for the purpose of providing a graphical representation of a mobile device's route along a known network path of map data. The embodiments also provide supplemental route metrics, such as traveled distance, elapsed time, etc., and the capability to assign destination points for the purpose of providing the ability to modify location update points in an application, such as a route planner, and/or to store the dynamically generated route based on various preferences for later retrieval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Sheha, Angie Sheha, Stephen Petilli, Arun Yarlagadda
  • Patent number: 10553118
    Abstract: A method for generating a lane departure warning (LDW) alarm by referring to information on a driving situation is provided to be used for ADAS, V2X or driver safety which are required to satisfy level 4 and level 5 of autonomous vehicles. The method includes steps of: a computing device instructing a LDW system (i) to collect information on the driving situation including information on whether a specific spot corresponding to a side mirror on a side of a lane, into which the driver desires to change, belongs to a virtual viewing frustum of the driver and (ii) to generate risk information on lane change by referring to the information on the driving situation; and instructing the LDW system to generate the LDW alarm by referring to the risk information. Thus, the LDW alarm can be provided to neighboring autonomous vehicles of level 4 and level 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: StradVision, Inc.
    Inventors: Kye-Hyeon Kim, Yongjoong Kim, Insu Kim, Hak-Kyoung Kim, Woonhyun Nam, SukHoon Boo, Myungchul Sung, Donghun Yeo, Wooju Ryu, Taewoong Jang, Kyungjoong Jeong, Hongmo Je, Hojin Cho
  • Patent number: 10549681
    Abstract: A work machine management system includes: an obstacle data acquisition unit that acquires position data of an obstacle; a detour course setting unit that sets detour course data that is a detour course of course data along which a work machine travels based on the position data of the obstacle; a turn signal data setting unit that sets turn signal data to control a direction indicator of the work machine in the detour course; and an output unit that outputs the turn signal data to the work machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Komatsu LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Ogihara, Koji Takeda, Tomonori Ozaki, Akiharu Nishijima, Ryuuen Kou
  • Patent number: 10551509
    Abstract: Methods and systems for vehicle localization are disclosed. An exemplary system includes a navigation system configured to generate navigation data corresponding to a global position of the vehicle, at least one image sensor configured to capture image data of a selected roadway feature along a projected path of the vehicle, a database comprising map data corresponding to lateral and longitudinal coordinates for a plurality of roadway features along the projected path of the vehicle; and a controller, the controller configured to receive the image data, the map data, and the navigation data, calculate a first distance from the selected feature to the vehicle using the navigation data and the image data, calculate a second distance from the selected feature to the vehicle using the navigation data and the map data, and determine a localization error by comparing the first distance to the second distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Xiaofeng F. Song, Valor Yaldo