Vehicle Position Indication Patents (Class 340/988)
  • Patent number: 11512974
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for managing waste services by a service vehicle. The system may have a locating device configured to generate a location signal indicative of a location of the service vehicle, a sensor configured to generate a service signal indicative of a waste service being performed by the service vehicle, an input device, and a processing unit in communication with the locating device, the sensor, and the input device. The processing unit may be configured to make a determination that the service vehicle has made a plurality of service stops based on the location and service signals, and to automatically generate at least one service route including the plurality of service stops. The processing unit may also be configured to display the at least one service route and the plurality of service stops on a map in at least one graphical user interface on the input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Rubicon Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Philip Rodoni
  • Patent number: 11500110
    Abstract: A method of localization using bearing from environmental features includes receiving an estimated location of a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receiver associated with a user and a corresponding bearing for the GNSS receiver. The method also includes identifying one or more environmental features about the estimated location of the GNSS receiver. The method further includes determining whether an orientation of a respective environmental feature of the one or more environmental features correlates to the corresponding bearing for the GNSS receiver. When the orientation of the respective environmental feature correlates to the corresponding bearing for the GNSS receiver, the method includes generating an updated bearing for the GNSS receiver or locational system that matches the orientation of the respective environmental feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: David William Earle Orendorff, Imad Jean Fattouch, Mohammed Khider, Frank van Diggelen, Kevin Watts
  • Patent number: 11493639
    Abstract: The application relates to a wireless mesh communication system (100) that comprises a plurality of radio nodes (102, 104, 106). Each of the plurality of radio nodes is configured to provide a bi-directional radio communication with other radio node (102, 104, 106) of the system and to obtain (213, 216, 224) an assisted GNSS (A-GNSS) assistance data used in a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) positioning. Also, at least one (102, 104) of the radio nodes indicates (230) to other radio nodes (102, 104, 106) of the system that the A-GNSS assistance data is available and transmissible on request, if the at least one of the radio nodes has this A-GNSS assistance data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: SAVONLINNAN PR-URAKOINTI OY
    Inventors: Joonas Viskari, Juho Pirskanen, Mirva Saarijärvi
  • Patent number: 11482892
    Abstract: A vehicle includes one or more low load devices and a plurality of magnetic sensors operable between a misalignment detection mode for measuring a magnetic field of a power transmitting pad and obtaining magnetic field data, and a power receiving mode for wirelessly transmitting energy from the power transmitting pad to the one or more low load devices. The vehicle also includes one or more processors and one or more memory modules including a computer-readable medium storing computer-readable instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to receive the magnetic field data from the plurality of magnetic sensors, and estimate a lateral misalignment of the plurality of magnetic sensors with respect to a magnetic axis of the power transmitting pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Chungchih Chou, Yanghe Liu
  • Patent number: 11461976
    Abstract: An augmented reality (AR) module receives a location notification including a current location from a client device. The AR module determines an AR tabletop view based on the current location. The AR tabletop view includes geographic information representing a geographic area that includes the current location. The AR module sends the AR tabletop view to the client device. The AR module receives a destination notification including a destination location within the represented geographic area. The AR module transitions the AR tabletop view into an AR world view based on the current location and the destination location. The AR module sends the AR world view to the client device for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Mapbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Siyu Song, David Aaron Rhodes
  • Patent number: 11453388
    Abstract: Disclosed are a parking alignment adjustment apparatus and method. The parking alignment adjustment apparatus comprises a first sensor configured to sense driving information of a host vehicle, a second sensor configured to sense surrounding environment information of the host vehicle, and a control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: MANDO MOBILITY SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tae Seok Kang
  • Patent number: 11440558
    Abstract: An automated driving control unit sets an automated driving state to a first automated driving state (step S3), in a case that an automated driving instruction unit has instructed the initiation of automated driving in a state in which a destination is set by a destination setting unit, sets the automated driving state to a second automated driving state (step S4), in a case that the automated driving instruction unit has instructed the initiation of automated driving in a state in which the destination is not set by the destination setting unit, and causes the automated driving state to transition from the first automated driving state to the second automated driving state (step S13), in a case that a current travel position lies outside of a travel route during the travel control in the first automated driving state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ishioka, Kanta Tsuji, Daiki Nishida, Shigehiro Honda, Takafumi Hirose
  • Patent number: 11440505
    Abstract: In one example embodiment, a computer-implemented method and system for immobilization of machines capable of moving are disclosed. The method for immobilization of machines capable of moving includes detecting an event by a tracking device; providing one or more rules to evaluate the detected event; evaluating the detected event using the one or more rules; and triggering an action type based on the outcome of the evaluation. The system for immobilization of machines capable of moving includes a machine capable of moving, a tracking device including at least one processor and logic, a starter relay and a fuel pump relay, wherein the tracking device detects an event; evaluates the detected event using one or more rules provided to evaluate the detected event; and triggers an action type based on the outcome of the evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Aeris Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Garner, Bruno Rossi, Muhammad Masoom
  • Patent number: 11433890
    Abstract: A method for detecting a stop request during at least partially autonomous operation of a vehicle, having the following steps of: monitoring a stop request apparatus in the interior of the vehicle; detecting activation of the stop request apparatus; and taking the detected activation of the stop request apparatus into account during autonomous operation of the vehicle by adapting the route guidance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Inventor: Nils Sauvlet
  • Patent number: 11436841
    Abstract: An object tracking method using traffic information, includes the steps of: receiving a travel route request for a first vehicle from a terminal; and allowing a database, in which a record for each of a plurality of frames included in images captured by a plurality of cameras for photographing traffic information is stored and includes an object tag and an event tag recognized in each frame, to provide, while searching for the record in chronological order, route information including photographing position information and/or images corresponding to a continuous first record section including an object tag corresponding to first vehicle information, a second record including an object tag and a stopover event tag corresponding to the first vehicle information, and a continuous third record section, which is continuous to the second record and includes an object tag corresponding to first person information included in the stopover event tag of the second record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: HANWHA TECHWIN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yeonsik Seo
  • Patent number: 11438169
    Abstract: Described herein is a system and remote server that may enable a user device to gain access to a secure physical area or physical resource. The remote server may generate, store, and send a first access token to a user device in response to a request to access the physical area or physical resource. The remote server can receive an authentication request from a universal access control device at the location of the physical area or physical resource. The authentication request can contain a second access token and location information of the user device. The remote server can verify the second access token by comparing it to the stored first access token and location information about the access control device. Upon authentication and verification, the user device may gain entry to the secure area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kaushik Mani, Balarajan Balasubramaniam, Carl Haverl, Prakash Krishnamurthy, Ahmet Musabeyoglu, Peeyush Champalal Nahar, Dushyant Rao Chegoori, Hoshgeldy Tachmuradov, Ziyi Zhang
  • Patent number: 11427184
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of, determining an initial position and at least one vehicle constraint, predetermining a distance to a new position, determining a minimum turn radius based on the at least one vehicle constraint, selecting a vehicle turn radius that is at least as large as the minimum turn radius, determining a candidate position based on the at least one vehicle constraint and the vehicle turn radius, verifying whether the candidate position is valid with respect to the new position and converting the new position to the candidate position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Black Sesame Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Mengting Tsai, xiao Sun
  • Patent number: 11424911
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of receiving, via a network, tag data that is read from a tag associated with a physical object and signed with a key assigned to the tag, determining, via a blockchain peer, that the signed tag data is validly signed based on a corresponding key pair of the tag which is accessible to the blockchain peer, determining, via the blockchain peer, whether the tag data satisfies of one or more predefined conditions of the physical object, and storing the determination via a blockchain database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Chandrasekhar Narayanaswami, Daniel Joseph Friedman, Nigel Hinds, Abhilash Narendra, Arun Paidimarri, James Thomas Rayfield, Roman Vaculin, Zhiyuan Li
  • Patent number: 11417016
    Abstract: An article-for-posting management system includes: a storage unit that stores an article for posting and a position at which the article for posting is to be posted in association with each other; an obtaining unit that obtains the position of the article for posting which is posted; and an output unit that, when there is a difference between information stored by the storage unit and information obtained by the obtaining unit, outputs presence of the difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Masashi Ban
  • Patent number: 11410391
    Abstract: A method for representing virtual information in a view of a real environment comprises providing a virtual object having a global position and orientation with respect to a geographic global coordinate system, with first pose data on the global position and orientation of the virtual object, in a database of a server, taking an image of a real environment by a mobile device and providing second pose data as to at which position and with which orientation with respect to the geographic global coordinate system the image was taken. The method further includes displaying the image on a display of the mobile device, accessing the virtual object in the database and positioning the virtual object in the image on the basis of the first and second pose data, manipulating the virtual object or adding a further virtual object, and providing the manipulated virtual object with modified first pose data or the further virtual object with third pose data in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Meier, Michael Kuhn, Frank Angermann
  • Patent number: 11410193
    Abstract: According to one example of the present invention, provided is a method for allowing an advertisement-providing server connected to a user terminal to provide an advertisement through an advertisement-providing application installed on the user terminal, the method comprising the steps of: (a) receiving, from the user terminal, an activation-requesting signal for making a request to change the state of a display part of the user terminal from being off to being on; (b) providing the advertisement to the display part according to the activation-requesting signal; (c) receiving, from the user terminal to which the advertisement is provided, an advertisement content-requesting signal for making a request to provide advertisement content associated with the advertisement; (d) if receiving the advertisement content-requesting signal, providing the advertisement content to the user terminal; and (e) accumulating, for the user terminal, a first reward according to the activation-requesting signal and a second reward
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Firstface Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jae Lark Jung
  • Patent number: 11402508
    Abstract: A distance-measuring system includes: a plurality of light sources; a light source controller that controls the plurality of light sources; an imager that generates a distance image for each reflection light emitted by the plurality of light sources and reflected by a subject; a reliability level output unit that outputs a reliability level for each distance image; and an image compositor that composites a plurality of distance images. The emission areas of the plurality of light sources which emit light at different angles relative to an optical axis of the imager have a common emission area to which light is emitted in common, and the image compositor exclusively selects pixels to be composited from the plurality of distance images for an outside of the common emission area, and determines pixels to be composited based on the reliability level for the common emission area to generate a composite distance image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: NUVOTON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION JAPAN
    Inventors: Koji Matsuura, Keiichi Mori
  • Patent number: 11402239
    Abstract: A vehicle movement tracking system that employs floor mats for generating location information using magnetic stripes, detectable with a magnetic sensor in a wheel of the vehicle. Two sensors are in a wheel of a vehicle. One sensor senses wheel rotation, and the other sensor senses a magnetic. The vehicle passes over a floor mat comprising magnetic stripes thereon that code the mat and thereby indicate the location at which the mat is at. When the vehicle travels over this mat, the magnetic sensor in the wheel detects the magnetic stripes and the wheel rotation sensor detects the distance between the magnetic stripes. In combination, these two sensors are used to create a location word that denotes the mat over which the vehicle passes over. The location word is stored in non-volatile memory and later uploaded to a location collection station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Microchip Technology Incorporated
    Inventors: Enrique Aleman, Monte Denton, Keith Edwin Curtis
  • Patent number: 11402628
    Abstract: A vehicular display apparatus that displays an image on a windshield of a vehicle has an attention target detector configured to detect an attention target to which attention of a driver of the vehicle needs to be drawn, and calculate a distance from the attention target to the vehicle, and a display controller configured to perform display control that displays an attention mark on the windshield in a superimposed manner such that, from a point of view of the driver, the attention mark is displayed close to the attention target detected by the attention target detector, the attention mark being displayed to draw the attention of the driver to the attention target. The display controller sets a base point at a position of the attention target on the windshield, sets a display position of the attention mark at a position which is a predetermined distance away from the base point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norio Kosaka, Tetsuya Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11403312
    Abstract: To improve efficiency of computing devices and improve the user experience thereon when searching for relevant events, the systems and methods disclosed herein provide event management and automated relevant event discovery. User information and event information are collected and stored, and events are searched for based on relevancy to a user. Relevancy to a user may be based at least in part on at least one of: non-conflict with calendar items in the user's calendar, location, the user's interests, the user's preferences and activity of the user's friends or contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jose Ramon Calzada Gomez, Peter Loren Engrav, Craig Allen Lee
  • Patent number: 11404169
    Abstract: A device may communicate with a first device to receive first data. The device may communicate with a second device to receive second data. The device may combine the first data and the second data into a user interface. The user interface may provide a single location for displaying communications with the set of entities and with a system associated with the set of entities. The user interface may include a first section that provides information that is persistently presented in the user interface. The user interface may include a second section that provides information that is selectively presented in the user interface. The device may provide the user interface for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Primrose Mbanefo, Gregory L. Smith
  • Patent number: 11393220
    Abstract: An obstacle identification apparatus acquires an image that is captured by a camera that is mounted to a vehicle. The obstacle identification apparatus calculates a first gradient that is a gradient in a first direction of a luminance value of pixels in the image and a second gradient that is a gradient of the luminance value in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction of the first gradient. Based on the first gradient and the second gradient, the obstacle identification apparatus estimates a shadow boundary that is a boundary between an own-vehicle shadow that is a shadow of the own vehicle and an object outside the vehicle. Based on the estimated shadow boundary, the obstacle identification apparatus estimates the own-vehicle shadow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuya Miwa, Takayuki Hiromitsu, Yutaka Hamamoto, Masumi Fukuman, Akihiro Kida, Kunihiro Sugihara
  • Patent number: 11386900
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for performing visual speech recognition. In one aspect, a method comprises receiving a video comprising a plurality of video frames, wherein each video frame depicts a pair of lips; processing the video using a visual speech recognition neural network to generate, for each output position in an output sequence, a respective output score for each token in a vocabulary of possible tokens, wherein the visual speech recognition neural network comprises one or more volumetric convolutional neural network layers and one or more time-aggregation neural network layers; wherein the vocabulary of possible tokens comprises a plurality of phonemes; and determining a sequence of words expressed by the pair of lips depicted in the video using the output scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: DeepMind Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Brendan Shillingford, Ioannis Alexandros Assael, Joao Ferdinando Gomes de Freitas
  • Patent number: 11383734
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus for controlling a vehicle, comprising, a setting unit that accepts setting of a destination; an acquisition unit that acquires peripheral information of the vehicle; and a control unit that controls traveling of the vehicle based on the peripheral information, wherein the control unit executes, if the destination has been set, first control in which first assist for a course change is performed in accordance with a case in which the vehicle has entered a course change area from a first road existing on a traveling route to the destination to a second road connected to the first road, and executes, if the destination has not been set, second control in which second assist with an assist level lower than in the first assist is performed on a road existing on a current traveling route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daichi Kato, Nozomu Hirosawa, Kanta Tsuji, Atsushi Ishioka
  • Patent number: 11385318
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for determining transit routes through crowd-sourcing, for determining an estimated time of arrival (ETA) of a vehicle of the transit route at a given location, and for providing predictive reminders to a user for catching a vehicle of the transit route. A server receives signal source information about wireless signal sources detected by user devices, including information about a first wireless signal source detected by some devices. The server determines that the first wireless signal source is moving. The server determines that the first wireless signal source is associated with a public transit route upon determining that the signal source information satisfies one or more selection criteria. The server stores information associating the first wireless signal source with the public transit route as transit movement data corresponding to the public transit route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: François M. Jouaux, Rama Krishna Chitta, Lukas M. Marti, Michael P. Dal Santo, Ronald Keryuan Huang
  • Patent number: 11381953
    Abstract: A method of a first transportation vehicle for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication, which includes receiving a first message from a remote transmitter having first information on a hazard related to a first geolocation indicated in the first message; determining second information on a second transportation vehicle; and comparing the first information and the second information and selectively transmitting a forwarded message based on the content of the first message to the second transportation vehicle based on the comparison of the first and the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel Reimann, Guillaume Jornod, Andreas Pfadler, Bernd Lehmann
  • Patent number: 11378397
    Abstract: A change in geoid height is measured easily. A geoid measurement method of the present invention executes an inertial measurement data acquiring step, a comparison data acquiring step, a state variable estimating step, and a geoid calculating step. In the inertial measurement data acquiring step, data related to velocity, position, and attitude angle is acquired as inertially-derived data based on the output of an inertial measurement part having a three-axis gyro and a three-axis accelerometer attached to a moving body. In the comparison data acquiring step, data related to velocity is acquired as comparison data from a source other than the inertial measurement part. In the state variable estimating step, state variables including a plumb line deviation are estimated by using the inertially-derived data and the comparison data to apply a Kalman filter in which the plumb line deviation is included in the state variables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignees: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED, TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Mikio Kozuma, Ryotaro Inoue, Toshiyuki Hosoya, Atsushi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11373536
    Abstract: A system and method for vehicle drive path analysis for a waste/recycling service vehicle are provided. The system and method can enable identifying of the customers and/or container locations for waste and recycling collection routes using vehicle drive path analysis and parcel data analysis. Some non-limiting properties that can be derived from the analysis include the customer location, address of customers, and/or the locations of containers at the customer location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: WM Intellectual Property Holdings, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Sergiy Savchenko, Hemachandra Pillutla, Eugene Munoz, Kenneth Simonelic
  • Patent number: 11372936
    Abstract: The vehicle control system/method for adapting a control function based on a user profile may comprise: a gesture recognition module; a user profile module; a function control module; a processor; a non-transitory storage element coupled to the processor; encoded instructions stored in the non-transitory storage element, wherein the encoded instructions when implemented by the processor, configure the system to: identify a user; retrieve a user profile for the identified user; receive at a gesture recognition module, an input indicating a gesture from the user; identify a control function request corresponding to the gesture input; send a verification of the control function request; and receive at a function control module characteristics parsed from the user profile that effect the control function request by the user profile module to adapt a control function command for an adapted control function output by the function control module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: AutoConnect Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Christopher P. Ricci
  • Patent number: 11371219
    Abstract: A system may determine that an upcoming pass is a final pass associated with loading a machine. The system may compute, based on determining that the upcoming pass is the final pass, a trigger time associated with causing a trigger signal to be transmitted. The trigger time may be computed based on a final pass completion time that identifies a time at which the final pass is expected to be completed. The trigger time may be prior to the final pass completion time. The system may cause the trigger signal to be transmitted at the trigger time. The system may cause, based on a receipt of the trigger signal, a transition of the machine from an idle state to a ready state to be initiated. The transition from the idle state to the ready state may be caused to be initiated prior to a time at which the final pass, associated with loading the machine, is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Brandon Shull
  • Patent number: 11367351
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and processes are provided for determining road conditions and communicating hazardous conditions to drivers. A system may include a first sensor, located along a first portion of a road, configured to: output a first reading, of a first detector, indicative of a first condition; and a controller node configured to determine, based on the first reading, whether a hazardous condition potentially exists along the first portion of the road and output a first warning message. A process for detecting a hazardous condition may positioning a sensor along a road; determining a current sensor location, determining a detector location; specifying a threshold for the condition; specifying a warning; activating the sensor; determining whether a current reading from the detector exceeds the threshold; and generating a warning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: DISH Wireless L.L.C.
    Inventor: Cary A. Pearl
  • Patent number: 11363533
    Abstract: A system includes a processor configured to determine that a vehicle is in a predefined power-preservation state. The processor is also configured to determine a lowest transmit-power available cellular band for vehicle telematics services, responsive to the power-preservation state. The processor is further configured to disable all bands other than the lowest-power available band and use the lowest-power available band for vehicle communication as long as the power-preservation state persists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Oliver Lei, Allen R. Murray
  • Patent number: 11358618
    Abstract: An obstruction detection system receives sensor data from sensor assemblies at different crossings of routes on which vehicles travel. The system determines whether an obstruction is present in one or more of the crossings based on the sensor data. The system wirelessly restricts movement of one or more vehicles responsive to determining that the obstruction is present by wirelessly communicating a notification signal to the one or more vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: WESTINGHOUSE AIR BRAKE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: James Lucas
  • Patent number: 11360486
    Abstract: A computer is programmed to store a first vehicle location at which a user device is connected to a first network. The computer is further programmed to store a route of a host vehicle from the first vehicle location to a second vehicle location at which the user device cannot connect to the network. The computer is further programmed to move the host vehicle to the first vehicle location in response to the user device not connecting to a second network at a predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Oswaldo Perez Barrera, Alvaro Jimenez Hernandez
  • Patent number: 11340079
    Abstract: Provided is a wheeled device, including: a chassis; a set of wheels coupled to the chassis; one or more electric motors to rotate the set of wheels; a network card for wireless connection to the internet; a plurality of sensors; a processor electronically coupled to the plurality of sensors; and a tangible, non-transitory, machine readable medium storing instructions that when executed by the processor effectuates operations including: capturing, with at least one exteroceptive sensor, measurement readings of the environment; and estimating, with the processor using a statistical ensemble of simulated positions of the wheeled device and the measurement readings, a corrected position of the wheeled device to replace a last known position of the wheeled device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: AI Incorporated
    Inventors: Ali Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Lukas Fath, Chen Zhang, Brian Highfill, Amin Ebrahimi Afrouzi
  • Patent number: 11333503
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle (AV) includes a vehicle computing system including one or more processors programmed to receive map data associated with a map of a geographic location, determine, based on the map data, one or more local routes in the one or more roadways between the current location of the AV and one or more exit locations, and control travel of the AV based on a selected local route of the one or more local routes. The map includes one or more roadways in the geographic location. The map data includes a global route in the one or more roadways between a current location of the AV and a destination location of the AV. The one or more exit locations are located between the current location of the AV and the destination location of the AV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Michael S Dean, Xiaodong Zhang, Eric Michael Perko, Adam Cole Panzica, Bryan John Nagy, Brett Bavar
  • Patent number: 11333521
    Abstract: A head-up display (HUD) including a direction-information generator, a shift device, and a display system. The direction-information generator generates direction information to be superimposed on a road surface ahead of a vehicle on which the HUD is mounted. The direction information represents a direction of travel to be followed by the vehicle. The shift device shifts at least some of the direction-change information into the display area when the direction information includes direction-change information to represent a change in the direction of travel and the direction-change information falls outside a display area. The display system displays the direction information within the display area as a virtual image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Kenichiroh Saisho, Yuuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11328461
    Abstract: Automatic generation of a road map of a site can be performed. Data records collected by vehicles with a GNSS-positioning system while driving are provided, each data record having a position information representing a two-dimensional or three-dimensional position of the vehicle, an identification reference specific to a corresponding vehicle, a time tag, and a heading information. The data records are assigned to corresponding trips based on the time tag and the identification reference. The trips are mapped within an area and the area is divided into a plurality of uniform tiles. For each tile, a heading information variance of the data records covered by the respective tile is determined. A tile is defined as junction tile, if the tile has a heading information variance higher than a computed threshold variance. An area of interest (AoI) having a perimeter is determined by which a plurality of junction tiles is surrounded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: SAFEMINE AG
    Inventors: Fabian Ismael Furger, Johannes Huber
  • Patent number: 11328155
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods for labeling objects displayed by an augmented reality display system used to assist in the operation of mobile structures. Such an augmented reality display system includes a logic device configured to communicate with navigational sensors and imaging modules coupled to a mobile structure, where the navigational sensors are configured to provide navigational data associated with the mobile structure and the imaging module is configured to image a scene from a position on the mobile structure. The logic device is configured to detect an object in the scene, determine a heading reliability associated with the detected object based, at least in part, on the navigational data, and render an integrated model of the scene on a display, where the integrated model is configured to indicate the determined heading reliability associated with the detected object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: FLIR Belgium BVBA
    Inventor: Mark Rivers
  • Patent number: 11308736
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein for facilitating V2X communications using a connected vehicle platform. The techniques include receiving, from an onboard diagnostics (OBD) accessory device, a vehicle report comprising vehicle data of a vehicle equipped with the OBD accessory device, the vehicle located at a target location. An additional vehicle located within a predetermined distance of the target location is identified. The additional vehicle is equipped with an onboard diagnostics unit (OBU). A traffic advisory message is generated based at least on the vehicle data in the vehicle report. Thereafter, the techniques include determining whether the additional vehicle is located within a communication range of the vehicle and in response to making a determination that the additional vehicle is located outside of the communication range of the vehicle, the traffic advisory message is broadcasted to the OBU of the additional vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Gaviphat Lekutai
  • Patent number: 11307048
    Abstract: Location technologies are combined with other information systems to provide augmented information for individuals such as a traveler in an automobile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventor: Edward H. Nortrup
  • Patent number: 11307582
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a recognition unit which recognizes surrounding situations of a vehicle, and a driving control unit which automatically controls at least steering of the vehicle based on the surrounding situations recognized by the recognition unit, and the driving control unit increases a distance between the vehicle and a traffic participant in the case where the recognition unit recognizes the traffic participant as an overtaking target and a predetermined structure in a traveling direction of the vehicle, and the vehicle travels on a side opposite to the predetermined structure in a road width direction in a case that viewed from the traffic participant to overtake the traffic participant, as compared to a case where the traffic participant as the overtaking target is recognized by the recognition unit in the traveling direction of the vehicle and the predetermined structure is not recognized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Matsunaga, Etsuo Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11308519
    Abstract: A housing provided with an advertisement display is mounted on a vehicle or a user's article or a user's body; a local communication unit or the like is provided in the housing; and the local communication unit, the mobile terminal are wirelessly connected to each other and the GPS is activated, and the mobile terminal transmits transmission and reception information and location and speed information to the server when the mobile terminal in possession of the user approaches the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventor: Jonghyun Ryu
  • Patent number: 11295319
    Abstract: A system and method is described for detecting a foreign object such as a skimmer placed adjacent to a bezel for a magnetic card reader device, as used in automatic teller machines and gas pumps. At least two sensors are mounted adjacent to the bezel. Each sensor provides a signal that varies when a skimmer is mounted adjacent to the bezel. A controller receive measurement signals from the sensors, and generates an alarm signal when the measurement signals differ from associated predetermined baseline signals by at least associated predetermined thresholds. The alarm signal indicates that a foreign object has been detected adjacent the bezel. The sensors may be capacitive, time of flight, spectral, radar, and/or inductive. The capacitive sensors may include three or more plates, forming multiple capacitive pairs, each capacitive pair effectively forming a separate sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Graeme Mitchell, Francesc Alier Pous, Martin Barrett, Kevan Johnston, Peter Vettraino
  • Patent number: 11295391
    Abstract: System and methods are disclosed for determining, through vehicle-to-vehicle communication, whether vehicles are involved in autonomous droning. Vehicle driving data and other information may be used to calculate an autonomous droning reward amount. In addition, vehicle involved in a drafting relationship in addition to, or apart from, an autonomous droning relationship may be financially rewarded. Moreover, aspects of the disclosure related to determining ruminative rewards and/or aspects of vehicle insurance procurement/underwriting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventor: Mark V. Slusar
  • Patent number: 11294265
    Abstract: A display device of an autonomous vehicle is controlled based on data collected from sensors located in or on the vehicle. The display device is used to present one or more images to a driver and/or passengers of the autonomous vehicle. The display device can be, for example, a windshield and/or other window of the vehicle. Image data can be, for example, transformed to improve visual perception by passengers in the vehicle when the images are displayed on a curved shape of the windshield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Junichi Sato
  • Patent number: 11290820
    Abstract: A method of providing navigation on an electronic device when the display screen is locked. The method receives a verbal request to start navigation while the display is locked. The method identifies a route from a current location to a destination based on the received verbal request. While the display screen is locked, the method provides navigational directions on the electronic device from the current location of the electronic device to the destination. Some embodiments provide a method for processing a verbal search request. The method receives a navigation-related verbal search request and prepares a sequential list of the search results based on the received request. The method then provides audible information to present a search result from the sequential list. The method presents the search results in a batch form until the user selects a search result, the user terminates the search, or the search items are exhausted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford A. Moore, Marcel van Os, Sarah G. Barbour, Brady A. Law
  • Patent number: 11287276
    Abstract: Concepts for generating navigation instructions for a driver of a vehicle are presented. One example, includes obtaining a current location of the vehicle, a route for the vehicle from the current location to a target destination, and a captured image of the surrounding environment of the vehicle, the image having a field of view comprising at least part of a field of view of the driver. An object is identified in the captured image. Navigation instructions for the driver are generated based on the current location of the vehicle, the route for the vehicle and the object identified in the captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: DoorDash, Inc.
    Inventors: Graham White, Andrew S. Feltham
  • Patent number: 11280624
    Abstract: A movable object position determining unit of a control device for a movable object is configured to determine whether a current position of the movable object is separated a predetermined distance or more from a transit point which is a junction between a valid movement track and a candidate movement track. A change processing unit is configured to change the candidate movement track as a new valid movement track when a track change determining unit determines that the current position of the movable object is separated the predetermined distance or more from the transit point as the junction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Iwasaki, Koji Uchida, Hiroyuki Kono
  • Patent number: 11276256
    Abstract: A system for identifying and reporting traffic events is presented. Position and motion data from two or more vehicles are uploaded to a data center. The system identifies an accident between first and second vehicles by correlating the motion and position information of the first vehicle with the motion and position information of the second vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Airbnb, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Chainer, Gerard McVicker, Pritish R. Parida