Vehicle Position Indication Patents (Class 340/988)
  • Patent number: 11952097
    Abstract: Described herein is a blended wing body aircraft. In some embodiments, a blended wing body aircraft may include a set of passenger loading doors on a first lateral side of the aircraft, and a set of passenger unloading doors on the second lateral side of the aircraft. In some embodiments, this configuration may allow for more efficient loading and unloading of blended wing body aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: JetZero, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Allan Page
  • Patent number: 11938900
    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 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Aeris Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Garner, Bruno Rossi, Muhammad Masoom
  • Patent number: 11943621
    Abstract: At least some aspects of the present disclosure provide for a method of data transmission, performed by a wireless device. In some examples, the method includes receiving a localization tone having a first value. The method further includes inserting the localization tone into a data packet at an application layer of a communication protocol stack, the localization tone preceding data of a payload of the data packet and having a last bit immediately preceding a first bit of the data of the payload. The method further includes generating a modified localization tone estimating an effect of processing on the localization tone, wherein the modified localization tone is generated and configured to have the first value after undergoing processing. The method further includes replacing the localization tone in the data packet with the modified localization tone. The method further includes transmitting the data packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Ariton E. Xhafa, Ram Machness, Minghua Fu, Ramanuja Vedantham
  • Patent number: 11943682
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a mobile device comprising: a motion sensor configured to determine a motion of the mobile device; a radiofrequency transceiver configured to receive an advertisement of at least one node; a controller configured to receive the motion of the mobile device; a user interface. The controller is configured to (i) obtain and parse the advertisement of the at least one node, when the mobile device is in a first motion, and (ii) display a list comprising the parsed advertisement of the at least one node on the user interface, when the mobile device is in a second motion. The first motion is the mobile device moving along a path and the second motion is the mobile device not moving away from a location on the path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Govind Narayan, Marco Haverlag, Sonia Kataria
  • Patent number: 11932198
    Abstract: A transfer key system for a vehicle may include a key receptacle configured to detect the presence of a transfer key, and a controller configured to receive key status signals from the key receptacle, and activate the transfer key as an active transfer key in response to the status signal indicating a removal of the transfer key from the key receptacle and receiving an authentication signal from a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Hassani, John Robert Van Wiemeersch, Ryan Edwin Hanson, Aaron Matthew Delong
  • Patent number: 11927959
    Abstract: An autonomous driving vehicle provides a driverless transportation service for a user. An alarming phenomenon is a natural phenomenon that potentially causes a disaster. The autonomous driving vehicle recognizes, based on driving environment information, the alarming phenomenon at a current location of the autonomous driving vehicle or on a planned travel route from the current location to a destination. When recognizing the alarming phenomenon, the autonomous driving vehicle determines whether to continue or halt vehicle travel control in accordance with a current travel plan. When determining to halt the vehicle travel control in accordance with the current travel plan, the autonomous driving vehicle sets an emergency plan depending on a type of the alarming phenomenon and controls the autonomous driving vehicle in accordance with the emergency plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasunao Yoshizaki, Koji Taguchi, Masaki Wasekura, Nobuhide Kamata
  • Patent number: 11922734
    Abstract: An incident management system for managing an incident response may be provided. The incident management system may include an incident management (IM) computing device and a vehicle. The IM computing device may include a processor and memory, the processor may be programmed to receive a notification that an incident has occurred, the notification including sensor data and sub-system data. The processor may analyze the data to determine an incident response, the determination including categorizing the incident based on damage determined from the data. The processor may also identify a responding party based on the incident response and the category of the incident. The processor may further parse the data to generate a set of critical data. The critical data may be based on the responding party. The processor may transmit a message to the responding party including the critical data and the location of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Jennifer Criswell Kellett, An Ho, Jerome Scott Trayer, Jacob Thomas Simonson, Jeremy Myers, Kip Wilson
  • Patent number: 11922461
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for a system and method for providing a list of current offers from retailers to a user operating a mobile client device. Aspects of the method comprise analyzing a transaction history of the user to identify a vendor who has transacted with the user; determining a present geographic location of the user based on a location of the mobile client device; determining a location of the vendor proximate the user based on the transaction history and the present geographic location of the user; searching for a current promotion offered by the vendor; and facilitating the serving of the current promotion to the user through the mobile client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua M. Greenough, Cameron M. Geiser
  • Patent number: 11915085
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enhanced directionality for portal detector stations are provided. The systems include a portal detector station, an overhead detector station, a controller operatively coupled thereto. In embodiments, the controller analyzes read events detected by the portal detector station to determine a set of RFID tags included in a pallet of objects. The controller also analyzes read events detected by the overhead detector station to determine a direction of travel for the RFID tags included in the set of RFID tags and/or to detect stray read events that resulted in RFID tags being erroneously included in the set of RFID tags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Robert E. Grant, Michael J. Koch
  • Patent number: 11912318
    Abstract: A transportation system is provided. The system includes: a highway vehicle, a first set of highway points located along a path of the vehicle, a second set of highway points located along a traffic signal section, at least one RFID tag located at each of the first set and the second set of highway points, and at least one RFID tag reader located on the highway vehicle connected to a network. The at least one RFID tag located at the first set of highway points is configured to store dynamic and static characteristics of the highway vehicle as it passes the first set of highway points and the at least one RFID tag located at the second set of highway points is configured to store dynamic and static characteristics of the vehicle as it passes the second set of highway points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: ARUP VENTURES LIMITED
    Inventor: Kenneth Garmson
  • Patent number: 11915225
    Abstract: A mobile merchant may have an entrance area which may have a geo-fence area which has a communication device to communicate with a payment device of a user when in or passing through the geo-fence area such as getting on a bus. The location of the start of the communication may be noted and stored as a first or starting location. When the user gets off the mobile merchant, the communication between the communication device and the payment device may end. The location of the end of the communication may also be noted and stored as a second or ending location. The first and second location and data from the payment device may be communicated to a billing computing device which may determine a price for the trip from the first location and the second location and the price may be applied to the payment account represented by the payment data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventor: Jaydeep Mangle
  • Patent number: 11914390
    Abstract: Techniques for determining information associated with sounds detected in an environment based on audio data and map data or perception data are discussed herein. A vehicle can use map data and/or perception data to distinguish between multiple audio signals or sounds. A direct source of sound can be distinguished from a reflected source of sound by determining a direction of arrival of sounds and which objects the directions of arrival are associated with in the environment. A reflected sound can be received without receiving a direct sound. Based on the reflected sound and map data or perception data, characteristics of sound in an occluded region of the environment may be determined and used to control the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: ZOOX, INC.
    Inventors: Venkata Subrahmanyam Chandra Sekhar Chebiyyam, Aleksandr Oysgelt, Subasingha Shaminda Subasingha, Nam Gook Cho
  • Patent number: 11906325
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a vehicular electronic device including a power supply configured to supply power, an interface configured to receive high-definition (HD) map data on a specific area from a server through a communication device, and at least one processor configured to continuously generate electronic horizon data on a specific area based on the HD map data in the state of receiving the power, wherein the processor generates first electronic horizon data on a first section, and, upon determining that a vehicle is traveling the first section again after having travelled the first section based on the first electronic horizon data, does not generate electronic horizon data on the first section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Jinsang Lee
  • Patent number: 11908205
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for increasing the safety of driving functions in a partially automated or fully autonomous vehicle, including the following steps: capturing (S1) an environment image or a sequence of environment images by means of at least one surroundings detection sensor (2), detecting (S2) driving lane boundaries in the environment image or the sequence of environment images, determining (S3) a driving lane course based on the detected driving lane boundaries; retrieving (S4) a further driving lane course from a data source; checking the plausibility (S5) of the determined driving lane course by verifying a matching of the driving lane courses; identifying (S6) a degree of matching; setting (S7) a confidence value based on the degree of matching; deciding (S8) whether the determined driving lane course is provided to a driving function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Kai Alexander Wittkampf, Sandro Syguda
  • Patent number: 11907822
    Abstract: Interaction between a user and a conversational digital assistant executing on a computing device is controlled. Multiple interaction pairs are stored in one or more datastores accessible by the conversational digital assistant. Each interaction pair includes an interaction query and an associated assistance operation. An interactive engagement event is detected between the user and the conversational digital assistant, responsive to the storing operation. An interaction pair is selected from the one or more datastores, responsive to the operation of detecting an interactive engagement event. The interaction query of the selected interaction pair is communicated to the user. The assistance operation associated with the communicated interaction query is executed, responsive to receipt of a response from the user to the interaction query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sapna Daryanomal Jeswani, Ajoy Nandi
  • Patent number: 11891014
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a controller. The controller is configured to perform authentication of a portable device by communication with the portable device when startup of a system of the vehicle is instructed, when the system is off, or when the startup of the system of the vehicle is instructed and the system is off. The controller is configured to perform the startup of the system of the vehicle when the startup of the system of the vehicle is instructed, under a condition that the authentication of the portable device is successful. The controller is configured to perform reauthentication of the portable device when predetermined movement of the vehicle is detected after the startup of the system of the vehicle, and perform theft prevention processing when the reauthentication of the portable device fails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Yuma, Atsushi Tabata, Koichi Okuda, Atsushi Kamada, Kazumi Shine
  • Patent number: 11893633
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are described for adjustment of card configurations for flight interruptions. Past flight interruptions that users experienced may be determined. Transactions conducted via the users' payment cards during the past flight interruptions may be determined. The data may be used for determining customized metrics for adjusting card configurations of the payment cards during current flight interruptions. Default metrics for adjusting card configurations of the payment cards during current flight interruptions may be determined. Current flight statuses may be monitored for the users. Current flight interruptions may be detected for the users. Card configurations of the payment cards may be adjusted during the detected current flight interruptions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jennifer Kwok, Daniel Miller, Lisa Guo, Xiaoguang Zhu, Alexander Lin, Vyjayanthi Vadrevu, Cameron Noah
  • Patent number: 11878627
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for operating an assistance system of a motor vehicle, wherein the assistance system has a projector. A message relating to a wrong-way driver is received, and a position of the wrong-way driver transmitted with the message is compared with a current position. Depending on the comparison, a recommendation for adapting a driving parameter is projected into an area in front of the motor vehicle for the driver by means of the projector. The present disclosure also relates to an assistance system of a motor vehicle and to a motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Valentin Schmidt, Tilman Armbruster, Johannes Reschke, Faruk Krijestorac
  • Patent number: 11875366
    Abstract: In a computer-implemented method, telematics data collected during one or more time periods by one or more electronic subsystems of a vehicle, and/or by a mobile electronic device of the driver or a passenger, is received. The telematics data includes operational data indicative of how a driver of the vehicle operated the vehicle. The received telematics data is analyzed to identify driving behaviors of the driver during the time period(s). Based at least upon the driving behaviors, a driver profile is generated or modified. Based at least upon the generated or modified driver profile, a suggested vehicle type is identified, at least by determining that the profile meets a set of one or more matching criteria associated with the suggested vehicle type. An indication of the suggested vehicle type is displayed to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Leo Nelson Chan, Jacob J. Alt, Matthew S. Megyese, Steven C. Cielocha, Kristopher Keith Gaudin, Brian Mark Fields
  • Patent number: 11866002
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for providing security notification based on biometric identifier are described, in which one or more biometric information of a person may be utilized to permit or prohibit the person to access the vehicle. As such, the person may not access (or operate) the vehicle without satisfying security measures based on his/her biometric identifier generated from various biological information collected from the person. When the person is not authorized to access the vehicle, the security measures may transmit a security notification to an owner of the vehicle (e.g., a mobile device of the owner, an account of the owner) such that the owner may take appropriate steps in response to receiving the security notification. Such a notification may include the biometric information of the person, other information collected from the sensing component, a set of options for the owner to select from, among others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Inventors: Madison E. Wale, Bhumika Chhabra, Claudia A. Delaney, Elsie de la Garza Villarreal
  • Patent number: 11859983
    Abstract: Disclosed is a lane information generating method that can generate lane information of an increasing or decreasing lane which increases or decreases from a traveling lane with high accuracy is provided. By determining characteristic points based not only on traveling trajectory information of a vehicle but also on the shape of the increasing line of the increasing lane increasing from two traveling lanes, a control unit can complementarily using information of a shape of the increasing line at a position at which variation is easily generated in the traveling trajectory, and thus generate the characteristic points as the lane information of an increasing line with high accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiki Fujiwara, Takuya Tsukada
  • Patent number: 11854229
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to verifying the location of an object of a particular type. For instance, a plurality of images of an environment of the vehicle may be received. Associated objects of the particular type may be identified in ones of the plurality of images. A plurality of estimated locations may be determined for the object using a plurality of different localization techniques. For each image of the ones of the plurality of images, determine a reprojection error for each of the plurality of estimated locations. For each of the plurality of estimated locations, an error score is determined based on the reprojection errors. An estimated location may be selected from the plurality of estimated locations based on the determined error score. This selected location may be used to control a vehicle in an autonomous driving mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventor: Mayank Bansal
  • Patent number: 11854001
    Abstract: A device may determine information that identifies a location of a projectable transaction card. The device may determine that the location of the projectable transaction card is in proximity to a location associated with an account entity. The device may determine navigation information based on determining that the location of the projectable transaction card is in proximity to the location associated with the account entity. The navigation information includes information for navigating from the location of the projectable transaction card to the location associated with the account entity. The device may provide the navigation information for display on a display screen of the projectable transaction card. The navigation information is not provided for display on the display screen of the projectable transaction card prior to the location of the projectable transaction card being in proximity to the location associated with the account entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventor: Sam Taffer
  • Patent number: 11842649
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for determining, by a processor, an unmanned aerial system (UAS) position relative to at least one flight boundary; and effecting, by the processor, at least one flight limitation of a UAS if the determined UAS position crosses the at least one flight boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: AEROVIRONMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Joseph Thurling, Joseph Frank Mohos
  • Patent number: 11835627
    Abstract: An image capturing method, comprising: scanning with a light detection and ranging (LIDAR) sensor an environment of the LIDAR sensor, wherein the LIDAR sensor progressively rotates about a rotation axis at a step angle, and when scanning each step angle the LIDAR sensor generates a point cloud of a portion of the environment in a predetermined pattern; scanning with an image sensor assembly mechanically coupled to the LIDAR sensor the environment in synchronization with the scanning by the LIDAR sensor to generate on an imaging plane of the image sensor assembly a sequence of image pixel rows of a portion of the environment corresponding to the point cloud of the portion of the environment; and combining the point cloud with the sequence of image pixel rows for the scanning of each step angle to obtain a fused image of the portion of the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: WERIDE CORP.
    Inventors: Junhua Tan, Fengzhi Wu, Liren Xu, Renfeng Zuo, Kerry Shu, Junping Xie, Yin-Min Huang
  • Patent number: 11835624
    Abstract: In an example method, a vehicle configured to operate in an autonomous mode could have a radar system used to aid in vehicle guidance. The method could include transmitting at least two signal pulses. The method further includes, for each transmitted signal pulse, receiving a reflection signal associated with reflection of the respective transmitted signal pulse. Each reflection signal may be received when the apparatus is in a different respective location. Additionally, the method includes processing the received reflection signals to determine target information relating to one or more targets in an environment of the vehicle. Also, the method includes correlating the target information with at least one object of a predetermined map of the environment of the vehicle to provide correlated target information. Yet further, the method includes storing the correlated target information for the at least one object in an electronic database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventor: Timothy Campbell
  • Patent number: 11836737
    Abstract: A computer system includes a memory with instructions to receive telematics data regarding a vehicle, analyze the telematics data to determine a low fuel condition based on the fuel of the vehicle violating a predetermined threshold, and determine a location of the vehicle based on at least one of the telematics data. The instructions, in response to determining the low fuel condition, further identify one or more fuel dispensing stations in proximity to the location of the vehicle, provide information related to the one or more fuel dispensing stations to a mobile application displayed to a driver of the vehicle, and determine a scope of fueling permissions associated with the vehicle at the one of the one or more fuel dispensing stations. The instructions also automatically initiate a fueling session at the one of the one or more fuel dispensing stations contingent upon the scope of fueling permission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Bharat Prasad, Charles L. Oakes, III
  • Patent number: 11824871
    Abstract: An in-vehicle relay device for a vehicle is provided. The in-vehicle relay device includes a first communication circuit that transmits and receives first data to and from a first in-vehicle equipment in the vehicle. A second communication circuit transmits and receives second data to and from a second in-vehicle equipment in the vehicle. A control circuit controls relay of third data among the first communication circuit and the second communication circuit. In a case where reception data received by the control circuit from the first communication circuit or the second communication circuit is unauthorized, the control circuit stops relaying the third data in accordance with a traveling state of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yuishi Torisaki, Takamitsu Sasaki, Tomoyuki Haga
  • Patent number: 11809181
    Abstract: The disclosure describes systems and methods including for monitoring and remotely controlling a fleet of autonomous vehicles. The remote vehicle control system includes a horizontal display with vehicle graphics on a map and determines a control input to control a vehicle based on a device input from an input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Pietro Buttolo, John Randolf Vincent, Yifan Chen
  • Patent number: 11810055
    Abstract: In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to verify accuracy of a shipment. In some embodiments, items loaded to and/or unloaded from a delivery vehicle are scanned and compared to a delivery schedule, and a unique identifier is provided to confirm proper loading/unloading at a subsequent scheduled stop of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew B. Millhouse, Timothy J. Burleson, John S. Meredith, Todd D. Mattingly
  • Patent number: 11809187
    Abstract: A control device controls a mobile object capable of traveling within a predetermined closed area, which allows a user to get on the mobile object at a first location within the predetermined closed area and to get off at a second location different from the first location. The control device controls the mobile object such that the mobile object travels to the first location when the mobile object remains in a state, for a predetermined period of time, in which no luggage is left in the mobile object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato Endo, Katsuhiko Yourou, Shunji Tateishi, Nobukatsu Fujishita
  • Patent number: 11805018
    Abstract: An example system includes a vehicle having a first network zone and a second network zone of a different type than the first network zone; a gatekeeper interface circuit interposed between the first network zone and a transceiver selectively couplable to an external device, and further interposed between the second network zone and the transceiver; a policy manager circuit structured to interpret a policy comprising an external data routing description; and a configuration circuit structured to configure the gatekeeper interface circuit in response to the external data routing description; wherein the gatekeeper interface circuit is structured to regulate communications between end points of the first network zone and the transceiver, and to regulate communications between end points of the second network zone and the transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Sonatus, Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Fang, Xuanran Zong, Jan Cardenas, Andrew Ling
  • Patent number: 11801827
    Abstract: An automatic parking system which controls a vehicle so as to cause the vehicle to be moved to a parking place and accommodated in a parking frame provided in the parking place includes a route where magnetic marker is laid so as to be detectable by using a magnetic sensor array provided to the vehicle, RFID tag providing tag information capable of identifying laying position of the magnetic marker, and a control server device which identifies a vehicle position based on the laying positions of the magnetic markers, allowing highly-accurate identification of the position of the vehicle to be forwarded and allowing operation with high reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: AICHI STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michiharu Yamamoto, Tomohiko Nagao, Hitoshi Aoyama
  • Patent number: 11797605
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining first data representing a subterranean domain, and creating a geotag associated with a three-dimensional location of interest in the subterranean domain and a feature at the location of interest. The geotag is further associated with second data that describes the location of interest in the subterranean domain. The method also includes generating metadata describing a portion of the first data, the second data, or both, storing the geotag in a database including a plurality of geotags. The method may also include searching for an analog to the geotag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tracy Frugier-Dorrington, Carlos Garcia, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11790465
    Abstract: A construction management system includes a position determination unit that determines whether or not a transport vehicle associated with a construction site is located within a notification area associated with the construction site, and an output unit that outputs an indication that the transport vehicle is located within the notification area to a communication terminal associated with the construction site when the position determination unit determines that the transport vehicle is located within the notification area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: KOMATSU LTD.
    Inventors: Chikashi Shike, Yuuichi Nemoto
  • Patent number: 11783302
    Abstract: In some examples, a vehicle receives authorization information that identifies an automotive service to be performed on the vehicle, the authorization information further indicating approval of performance of the automotive service on the vehicle by an operator of the vehicle and a vehicle manufacturer. Based on the authorization information, the vehicle enables access of an electronic component of the vehicle by an authorized repair entity to perform the automotive service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michaela Vanderveen, Stephen John Barrett
  • Patent number: 11775590
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure present devices, methods, and computer readable medium for disambiguating clustered location identifiers. A location identifier can be the name of a business or establishment. Digital assets contain a plurality of metadata that can be used to identify the location or establishment at which digital assets were captured. Techniques can use various types contextual information based on a category of the digital asset for disambiguation. Automatically labelling the digital assets assists a user in organizing and sharing the digital assets with friends and family. Users can search for digital assets by the name of the location where the digital assets were captured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Benedikt M. Hirmer, Kevin Bessiere, Eric Circlaeys
  • Patent number: 11765547
    Abstract: An apparatus, including a personal monitoring device assigned to an individual, which includes a database, global positioning device, first processor, and RFID tag, an RFID reader located at an entrance or exit of a venue or vehicle; and a computer assigned to a venue or vehicle. The RFID reader detects the RFID tag and the computer generates and transmits a first message containing information regarding a date and time when the RFID tag was detected and location information regarding the venue or vehicle. The personal monitoring device processes information regarding the address or location of the venue or vehicle using information regarding a travel itinerary or schedule of the individual. The personal monitoring device determines that the individual is not following, or has deviated from, the travel itinerary or schedule and generates and transmits a second message to a user communication device or central processing computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Inventor: Raymond Anthony Joao
  • Patent number: 11756416
    Abstract: A vehicle that includes controller(s) and components that are coupled with, among other devices and systems, imaging sensors, transceivers, and obstacle and infrastructure detectors, which are configured to detect and predict locations and movements of roadway obstacles, infrastructure features and elements that include, for example, intersections and crosswalks, and positions, movement, and trajectories of pedestrians and other vehicles. Such roadway obstacles may include the other vehicles, pedestrians on and entering the crosswalks and roadway, and other potential obstacles. The controller(s) and device(s) are also coupled to and/or configured trajectory and intersection signal detectors, which detect the roadway obstacles and features such as the pedestrians, other vehicles, intersections, and crosswalks, as well as signals for the roadways and crosswalks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Michael McQuillen, Daniel A. Makled
  • Patent number: 11747166
    Abstract: A processor operates to: acquire first information regarding a surrounding travel environment including a travel lane in which a subject vehicle travels, on the basis of detection information from an onboard sensor; refer to map information stored in a storage device to acquire second information regarding lanes of a road; determine whether or not a travel road to which the travel lane belongs is a predetermined specific road, on the basis of the first information; and when a determination is made that the travel road is the specific road, composite the first information and the second information to generate travel environment information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignees: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Renault S.A.S.
    Inventor: Susumu Fujita
  • Patent number: 11738766
    Abstract: A method for the automated performance of vehicle functions is specified. The method includes: checking for the existence of a triggering event; if there is a triggering event, selecting a vehicle function procedure schema associated with the present triggering event; generating and outputting a signal representing the linked vehicle function procedure schema 3a, 3b, 3c to a service; generating and outputting service signals 6a, 6b, 6c based on a signal 4 representing the linked vehicle function procedure schema to control devices; designed for controlling vehicle function devices; generating and outputting control signals based on the service signals to the vehicle function devices; and performing vehicle functions 1a, 1b, 1c based on the control signals. In addition, a system for the automated performance of vehicle functions, a vehicle with such a system, a computer program, and a computer-readable medium are specified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Philipp Carlhoff, Roman Atilla Koch, Yuliya Aksyutina, Monika Angst, Rainer Busch, Cem Mengi, Thomas Gerlitz
  • Patent number: 11729492
    Abstract: An image generation device includes an image capturing unit installed on a water moving object, a target information acquisition unit which acquires target information about a target, an augmented image generation unit which generates an augmented image in which the target information acquired by the target information acquisition unit is displayed in a captured image captured by the image capturing unit, a marker display unit which displays a marker for selecting the target by a user such that the marker moves according to a display place of the target in the augmented image, and a marker moving unit moves the display place of at least one of a plurality of the markers so that determination regions which determining that each marker has been selected do not overlap each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignees: MITSUI O.S.K. LINES, LTD., FURUNO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Seike, Takanori Hisajima, Noriyuki Tomono, Ken Hasegawa, Koji Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 11727337
    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: June 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: WM INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY HOLDINGS, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Sergiy Savchenko, Hemachandra Pillutla, Eugene Munoz, Kenneth Simonelic
  • Patent number: 11727802
    Abstract: A transportation system includes a traveling route, vehicles, and a service management device. The service management device includes a timetable generator that generates a timetable for each of the vehicles, and a communication device that is configured to receive passenger information at least from the vehicles or stops. The timetable generator calculates a boarding and alighting time estimate of the vehicle at the stop based on at least the passenger information such that a higher average speed of the vehicle between the stops and a longer dwell time of the vehicle at the stop are set for a longer boarding and alighting time estimate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Okazaki, Hiroshi Higashide, Keiichi Uno
  • Patent number: 11719541
    Abstract: A method for associating environmental data with map features is described. The method includes receiving sensor data and receiving position data. The sensor data is associated with each of a plurality of time intervals and is from at least one sensor on at least one mobile sensor platform. The position data is associated with the plurality of time intervals and is from the at least one mobile sensor platform. Trajectories and corrected locations of the mobile sensor platform are generated for the plurality of time intervals using the position data. A position of the mobile sensor platform is assigned to a corresponding map feature for each of the plurality of time intervals based on the trajectories and corrected locations. The sensor data is also processed to generate sensor data values for each of the plurality of time intervals. The sensor data values are assigned to the corresponding map feature of the position of the mobile sensor platform for each of the plurality of time intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Aclima Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Langland, Meghan Elizabeth Thurlow, Robert Murphy, Davida Herzl
  • Patent number: 11722843
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-readable media are disclosed for adjustment in the amount of calculations performed at a server for determining a location of a device for purposes of providing an arrival alert to a destination of arrival of the device. In one aspect, a method includes determining a zone around a destination; receiving location information from a tracking device that is traveling to the destination; based on the location information and the zone, determining whether the tracking device is within the zone to yield a determination; determining a remaining time for a user associated with the tracking device to reach the destination based on the determination; and providing an arrival alert to the destination regarding an arrival time of the user at the destination based on the remaining time and an arrival threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Rakuten Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Seejo Pylappan, Denis Laprise, Jaron Waldman
  • Patent number: 11721212
    Abstract: A vehicle system includes: a controller configured to communicate with a map server; and a vehicle position acquiring device configured to acquire own vehicle position information. The controller includes: a vehicle position determining unit configured to determine a lane in which an own vehicle is traveling based on the own vehicle position information; a storage unit configured to store an attendant circumstance of the own vehicle; and a recommended lane determining unit configured to determine a recommended lane. The recommended lane determining unit is configured to set a priority of each lane based on map information, determine the lane having a highest priority as the recommended lane, and exclude a travel prohibited lane, in which travel of the own vehicle is prohibited, from a candidate for the recommended lane based on restriction information and the attendant circumstance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Chikamori, Kazumasa Nakamura, Hitoshi Konishi, Takuji Harayama, Tomoaki Masakawa, Naofumi Aso, Ryo Matsuzawa, Zhaoqi Wang
  • Patent number: 11720105
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention relate to an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and method for operating the same, and an automated guided vehicle (AGV) for controlling movements of the unmanned aerial vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junho Park, Sunggu Kwon, Jihoon Kim, Kyungshik Roh, Minsu Lee
  • Patent number: 11720094
    Abstract: Technologies disclosed relate to a remote intervention system for the operation of a vehicle, which can be an autonomous vehicle, a vehicle that includes driver assist features, a vehicle used for ride sharing services or the like. The system includes a remote operator receiving a request for remote intervention from a vehicle when the operation of the vehicle is suspended and sending a response to the vehicle. The vehicle can transmit visual data detected by one or more sensors on the vehicle to the remote operator. The remote operator can output a response after analyzing the visual data transmitted by the vehicle. The remote operator can be a human operator or an AI operator. The response can result in an update of the vehicle operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Beijing Voyager Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Qi Chen
  • Patent number: 11705005
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method, an apparatus and a device for an illegal vehicle warning. The method includes: detecting an illegal vehicle in a preset area; and performing the illegal vehicle warning on a target vehicle entering the preset area according to vehicle information of a detected illegal vehicle in the preset area. In the embodiments of the present disclosure, the traffic control unit detects the illegal vehicle in the preset area, and the illegal vehicle warning is performed on the target vehicle entering the preset area according to the vehicle information of the detected illegal vehicle in the preset area, thereby avoiding or mitigating the collision of the target vehicle with the illegal vehicle, and improving the traffic safety of the target vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: APOLLO INTELLIGENT DRIVING TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sheng Tao, Huo Cao, Zeshu Shen, Haisong Wang, Ji Tao, Dewang Song