With Map Display Patents (Class 340/990)
  • Patent number: 11125574
    Abstract: A method performed by at least one apparatus is described, said method comprising: obtaining a routing request for determining a route between a first position and a second position in a transport network of a map; determining or triggering determining alternate routes between said first position and said second position at least based on costs of a first cost type for travelling a respective route; and determining or triggering determining costs of a second cost type for travelling a respective route for at least one of said alternate routes, wherein said second cost type is based on a probability of an unexpected traffic event on a respective route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventor: James Fowe
  • Patent number: 11126940
    Abstract: A system for attendance assignment. The system may include a memory storing instructions and at least processor configured to execute the instructions to perform operations. The operations may include retrieving, from a database, a plurality of delivery routes and a plurality of delivery sub-routes, wherein the delivery sub-routes are part of the delivery routes; calculating, based on the retrieval, a number of packages allocated to the delivery sub-routes; receiving, as input, a number and a type of workers available for deliveries, wherein the type including at least one of classification characteristics or efficiency characteristics; assigning, based on the calculated number of packages and the received input, the workers to a plurality of groups, wherein the groups correspond to different delivery routes or sub-routes; and comparing, based on the assignment, the assigned workers against the delivery routes or the delivery sub-routes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Coupang Corp.
    Inventors: Wenting Mo, Ying Qin, Xingzhu Gu, Jin Hyun Kim, Xiufang Zhu
  • Patent number: 11113973
    Abstract: Autonomous vehicle operational management including blocking monitoring may include traversing, by an autonomous vehicle, a vehicle transportation network. Traversing the vehicle transportation network may include operating a blocking monitor instance, which may include identifying operational environment information including information corresponding to a first external object within a defined distance of the autonomous vehicle, determining a first area of the vehicle transportation network based on a current geospatial location of the autonomous vehicle in the vehicle transportation network and an identified route for the autonomous vehicle, and determining a probability of availability for the first area based on the operational environment information. Traversing the vehicle transportation network may include traversing a portion of the vehicle transportation network based on the probability of availability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignees: Nissan North America, Inc., The University of Massachusetts
    Inventors: Kyle Wray, Stefan Witwicki, Shlomo Zilberstein, Liam Pedersen
  • Patent number: 11113321
    Abstract: In a method and a corresponding device for managing map data of a digital map for a navigation apparatus, the map data include original map data, wherein the original map data are each associated with one or more original map tiles. A validity indicator is assigned to each of the original map tiles. In the event of an update of an update map tile, associated update map data are assigned and permanently stored, wherein the particular update map tile is provided in order to replace the associated original map tile. After the update map data of the particular update map tile have been successfully stored, the validity indicator of the associated original map tile is set to invalid. During operation of the navigation apparatus, the particular original map tile is loaded if the validity indicator assigned thereto is valid, and otherwise the update map tile associated with the particular original map tile is loaded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Werner Richter
  • Patent number: 11105633
    Abstract: A system operating in a dead reckoning mode accumulates relative yaw measurements, i.e., measurements of rotation about a z-axis, made by one or more over mechanization update intervals and produces dead reckoning mechanization update values. The system accumulates the values over a turn rate accumulation period, calculates a yaw rate and determines if the yaw rate exceeds a turn rate threshold. If so, the system directs an INS filter to perform a zero yaw rate update at the start of a next mechanization update interval, to correct for the z-axis drift errors of the gyroscopes based on the sensed rotation in the relative yaw measurements over the previous mechanization update interval. The system then sets the z-axis drift errors to zero. If the system determines that the yaw rate exceeds the turn rate threshold, the zero yaw rate update is not performed at the start of the next mechanization update interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: NovAtel Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Bobye
  • Patent number: 11107009
    Abstract: A software application on a device manages transportation procurement for a user. The software application collects application data. The application data is from a plurality of software applications on the device. The application detects a triggering event. The triggering event is based on the collected application data and corresponds to a state of the user. The application determines a transportation need of the user. The need is determined in response to the triggering event. The application determines the need based on the application data. The transportation need includes both a time parameter and a location parameter. The need is determined without direct input from the user. The application generates candidate transportation options which satisfy the need. These options are generated based on the time and location parameters. The application provides the candidate options to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jay S. Bryant, James E. Carey
  • Patent number: 11103749
    Abstract: Systems and methods of analyzing a user's motion during a swimming session are described. One or more motions sensors can collect motion data of the user. A processor circuit can make motion analysis based on the motion data. The processor circuit can determine if the user's arm swing is a genuine swim stroke. The processor circuit can also determine whether the user is swimming or turning. The processor circuit can also classify the user's swim stroke style. The processor circuit can also determine the user's swim stroke phase. The processor circuit can also determine the user's stroke orbit consistency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Craig H. Mermel, Karthik Jayaraman Raghuram, Hung A. Pham, Adam S. Howell, James P. Ochs, Alexander Singh Alvarado, Sunny K. Chow, Ronald K. Huang, Gunes Dervisoglu, Kenneth Waters
  • Patent number: 11109218
    Abstract: Systems and methods for locating a cellular phone are provided. More particularly, systems and methods for providing the location of a requested user's cellular phone from a requesting user's device (e.g., a second cellular phone) based on access rights defined by the requested user. Location descriptions may be provided at a multitude of levels. For example, if a cellular phone, or an identity associated to (e.g., logged into) a cellular phone, has been given access rights to a cell phone's exact location for an indefinite amount of time, that cell phone can receive, on command, the exact location of the approved cell phone. Other levels of location information that can be granted include, for example, proximities, states, and countries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Jeffrey David Mullen
  • Patent number: 11099021
    Abstract: An apparatus, a method, and a non-transitory computer readable medium for routing a vehicle are provided. The apparatus includes processing circuitry that is configured to receive a current location of the vehicle, routing information including a destination and at least a dynamic wireless power transmission characteristic or an emission characteristic of the vehicle, and a map database. The processing circuitry is further configured to generate one or more routes between the current location and the destination; determine a route cost for each one of the one or more routes wherein the route cost includes the weighted summation of multiple routing factors including a route time and at least a route factor based on the dynamic wireless power transmission characteristic or the emission characteristic of the vehicle; and select a route out of the one or more routes based on route selection criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: George C. Bucsan, Jae Seung Lee
  • Patent number: 11093868
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, that enable clients to create custom conditional segments on which other clients can claim a spot. In one aspect, a front-end server receives, over a data communication network and from an electronic device of a creator, one or more data packets that specify attributes of a segment created by the creator through a graphical interface presented at the electronic device. A back-end server detects, based on data received from the device, interaction with an interface control that designates the segment as a conditional segment and, in response obtains, from the device, an expiration time specifying how long the conditional segment is available to others. After obtaining the expiration time, clients are notified that the conditional segment is available and enabled to claim a spot on the conditional segment through a client-side application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: JetSmarter Inc.
    Inventors: Mikhail Kirsanov, Sergey Petrossov
  • Patent number: 11085789
    Abstract: A navigation method for a terminal includes determining navigation guiding points on a navigation path; obtaining each directional road name of each navigation guiding point, the directional road name being a road name of a second road segment to which the navigation guiding point leads; and calculating a matching degree between each directional road name and direction information of each third road segment, the third road segment being a first road segment on the navigation path, located after the navigation guiding point, and the direction information of the third road segment comprising a road name of the third road segment and a directional road name of the third road segment. The method also includes determining a weight value of each directional road name according to the matching degree; and when the terminal is at the navigation guiding point, prompting each directional road name according to the weight value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Meng Lv, Shufeng Gao, Wangyu Xiao
  • Patent number: 11087345
    Abstract: A system and method for creating content such as artificial reality (AR) messages at an event, particularly among members on a social network, thereby enhancing and expanding the event experience. Typically, a participant shares an event with spectators, such as friends or a subset of friends in the participant's social network. The AR message may include geo-referenced artificial reality words, products or symbols and appear in a perspective view of the event to the participant or spectators. In addition to creating an active gallery for an event, messages, audio and video can be exchanged among participants and spectators, and virtual goods, money, bets, applause, other feedback, and donations exchanged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventors: Charles D. Huston, Chris Coleman
  • Patent number: 11080631
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a method that receives structured curated data regarding transit infrastructure and receives scheduled transit data regarding transit trips provided by a transit operation. The method also aligns scheduled transit data with structured curated data in order to allow the transit data to be associated with a set of attributes of the structured curated data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ellis M. Verosub, Frank Fejes, Arun Muralidharan
  • Patent number: 11080627
    Abstract: A system for attendance assignment. The system may include a memory storing instructions and at least processor configured to execute the instructions to perform operations. The operations may include retrieving, from a database, a plurality of delivery routes and a plurality of delivery sub-routes, wherein the delivery sub-routes are part of the delivery routes; calculating, based on the retrieval, a number of packages allocated to the delivery sub-routes; receiving, as input, a number and a type of workers available for deliveries, wherein the type including at least one of classification characteristics or efficiency characteristics; assigning, based on the calculated number of packages and the received input, the workers to a plurality of groups, wherein the groups correspond to different delivery routes or sub-routes; and comparing, based on the assignment, the assigned workers against the delivery routes or the delivery sub-routes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Coupang Corp.
    Inventors: Wenting Mo, Ying Qin, Xingzhu Gu, Jin Hyun Kim, Xiufang Zhu
  • Patent number: 11071916
    Abstract: A system and method for managing and pathfinding using a coarse graph of low-level nodes representing the virtual world of a gaming environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Simon Parr, David Hynd
  • Patent number: 11055637
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a control circuitry that judges that a mealtime of a user is included between a schedule time of departure of a mobile object that travels while carrying the user and a schedule time of arrival of the mobile object, estimates a location where the mobile object is traveling during the mealtime, and generates search conditions of restaurant search for extracting restaurants located within a first distance from the estimated location where the mobile object is traveling and located a second distance away from at least one of a point of departure and a destination of the mobile object, from restaurant information associated with location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: GURUNAVI, INC.
    Inventor: Shoko Hokari
  • Patent number: 11037215
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software products estimate cost of fulfilling an order for non-existing steel parts. A web site interacts with a customer to receive a request for quote containing a single MTO file defining the non-existing steel parts. The single MTO file is processed to generate at least one layout based upon stock information of a raw steel product. The layout defines (a) nesting of the non-existing steel parts on the raw steel product, (b) a cost of cutting the parts from the raw steel product, (c) a used portion of the raw steel product, (d) a waste portion of the raw steel product, and (e) a remaining usable portion of the raw steel product. A quote estimating the cost of fulfilling the order is generated based upon the at least one layout, and the quote is sent to the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventor: Matthew Fagan
  • Patent number: 11035703
    Abstract: A sensor arrangement mode acquisition device capable of acquiring an arrangement mode of sensors while evaluating a detection accuracy of a predetermined action and a limitation on the number of sensors is provided. An E2PROM (13) of a sensor arrangement mode acquisition device (1) stores a database that defines a relationship between k×m correct answer ratios when the number of sensors (2) within a range of n or less is disposed in a test subject in k different arrangement modes, the k arrangement modes, and m predetermined actions. A controller (10) acquires one or more arrangement modes from the database in a case where an upper limit number of sensors, a predetermined action, and attachment areas of the sensors are selected by operating an input device (12) and a result display button (27) is pressed, and displays the acquired arrangement modes on a display (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Taizo Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 11035681
    Abstract: A device provides, to a navigation device, original route information that includes information indicating directions from an origination to a destination, and waypoints. The device receives, from the navigation device, a request for a new route from a current location to the destination, and receives the original route information when the request is associated with an original route stored in the data structure. The device identifies a point along the original route, closest to the current location, and calculates a route from the point along the original route to the current location. The device combines the route and the original route at the point along the original route to create a new route from the current location to the destination, and provides, to the navigation device, new route information for the new route, where the new route information includes information indicating waypoints between the current location and the destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Victor J. Rehorst, Peter J. Lear, Weiyu Liang
  • Patent number: 11022456
    Abstract: An example approach for navigation is provided with an apparatus comprising: a navigation processor configured to generate at least one navigation command; and an audio processor configured to determine at least one directional audio parameter so as to provide a direction, the at least one directional audio parameter being based on the navigation command and further configured to process at least one audio signal based on the at least one directional audio parameter such that a virtual sound image of a navigation routing is generated based on the processed at least one audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Koray Ozcan
  • Patent number: 11023829
    Abstract: Many professionals use public transportation for site visits. If there is spare time between site visits, it is desirable for them to find a workspace that is more secure than a coffee shop. Work booths located at train stations meet that need. The system handles the reservation of those work booths based on the customer's schedule and destinations. In a dense public transportation network of a major metropolitan area, there are several routes one can take to travel between two points with only slight delays. Small additional detours may be acceptable if they pass by an available work booth. Unlike a traditional public transportation navigation system, one or more of the described embodiments can check all routes leading past work booths in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Andreas Girgensohn, Lynn Donelle Wilcox
  • Patent number: 11022455
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for providing a reliability of passing time for a path in route planning. The methods may include obtaining a route planning request from a user terminal; determining a plurality of candidate paths; determining a first estimated travel time cost and a first variance for each link of a target candidate path; determining a second estimated travel time cost for the target candidate path based on the first estimated travel time cost of each link; determining a second variance for the target candidate path based on the first variance associated with each link of the target candidate path; determining a reliability of passing time for the target candidate path based on the second estimated travel time cost and the second variance; and directing the user terminal to display the target candidate path with the reliability of passing time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING DIDI INFINITY TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Haibo Li
  • Patent number: 11019512
    Abstract: An improved connectivity to radio access point is enabled by a server that includes a database storing data about various radio access points, and an evaluation module evaluating the quality of connection to each of the access points. Clients receive updates about relevant access points from the server and use the information to connect to the preferred access point. The clients also check connectivity to other access points in the vicinity, and report the findings to the server. The server uses the reports to update its database, and send corresponding updates to the clients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: TruConnect Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Shimon Scherzer, Tamir Scherzer, Ronnie Blaier, Yariv Lifchuk, Michael Medvinsky
  • Patent number: 11014548
    Abstract: A vehicle control system (1) provided with a power generation unit (13) including an engine (10) and an electric motor (12), a storage battery (60), an electric motor for traveling (18), an acquisition unit (102) that acquires a schedule of an occupant of a vehicle (M), a destination prediction unit (104) that predicts a future destination including a destination which is not registered in the schedule on the basis of past and future schedules and date and time information acquired by the acquisition unit, a traveling planning unit (106) that generates traveling plan information indicating a traveling plan of the vehicle in the future schedule in accordance with a route to the destination predicted by the destination prediction unit, and a power generation control unit (110) that controls the power generation unit in the future schedule on the basis of the traveling plan information generated by the traveling planning unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ayaka Kai, Seiichiro Ishikawa, Shinichi Okunishi
  • Patent number: 11001273
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a computer-implemented method that includes determining, by a vehicle controller associated with a vehicle, a typical driving behavior of a driver of the vehicle. The method also includes detecting, by the vehicle controller associated with the vehicle, that the driver has deviated from the typical driving behavior. The method also includes transmitting a notification that indicates that the driver has deviated from the typical driving behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ali Y. Duale, John S. Werner, Arkadiy O. Tsfasman, Shailesh R. Gami
  • Patent number: 11000442
    Abstract: A mobility tool for the blind and visually impaired includes a rod and an earpiece. The earpiece is configured to position on an ear of a user so that a first speaker is positioned proximate to an ear canal of the ear. A sensing module is coupled to a lower end of the rod and is configured to detect a temperature hazard, a water hazard, and a traffic hazard. A navigation and communications module is coupled to an upper end of the rod and is operationally coupled to the sensing module and the earpiece. The navigation and communications module comprises a GPS transceiver that is configured to send and receive location coordinates. The sensing module is configured to detect a respective hazard along a route, positioning the first speaker to selectively broadcasting directions for the route and a warning of the respective hazard to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: Victor Ramos
  • Patent number: 11002549
    Abstract: Provided is a data processing device including a trajectory calculating unit configured to calculate a trajectory of a mobile body that moves in a measurement section, based on measurement data acquired by the mobile body, a virtual level difference detecting unit configured to detect a virtual level difference occurring in the trajectory, a trajectory smoothing unit configured to smooth the trajectory in a section before and after the virtual level difference according to a magnitude of the virtual level difference, and a point group data generating unit configured to generate synthetic point group data by synthesizing the smoothed trajectory and point group data included in the measurement data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Yasutomi, Tadayuki Ito
  • Patent number: 10989559
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods that perform actions including: receiving a user input selecting a current location within a map displayed on a screen of the terminal device; generating a request message indicating a request for a location relationship between the selected current location and a target location, the request message including an identifier of the current location, the target location being a location currently or previously displayed on the map; transmitting the request message to a map server configured to determine a geographical location of the current location and a geographical location of the target location; receiving, from the map server, a location relationship between the current location and the target location, wherein the location relationship is determined based on the geographical location of the current location and the geographical location of the target location; and displaying a graphical indicator representing the location relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wen Zhao
  • Patent number: 10993075
    Abstract: A tracking device can securely communicate with a secondary device. The secondary device can provide locations associated with the tracking device to a tracking system. When the secondary device determines that the tracking device is lost (for instance, in response to no longer receiving communications from the tracking device), the secondary device can provide additional locations associated with the secondary device to the tracking system. The tracking system can store locations received before and after the tracking device was lost, and can provide these locations to the user for display within a map interface, enabling a user to digitally retrace the user's steps in order to aid the user in locating the lost tracking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose Pons Vega, Daniel Tam
  • Patent number: 10990101
    Abstract: In one embodiment, when planning a path for a current driving cycle for an autonomous driving vehicle (ADV), a current location of the ADV is determined based on sensor data provided by a variety of sensors mounted on the ADV. A path is generated for the current driving cycle to drive the ADV from the current location for a predetermined period of time. An expected location of the ADV calculated based on a previous path, which was generated during a previous driving cycle. A drifting error is then calculated based on the expected location and the current location of the ADV. At least a starting point of the path for the current driving cycle is modified based on the drifting error, generating a modified path. The ADV is then controlled according to the modified path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventor: Fan Zhu
  • Patent number: 10989549
    Abstract: This disclosure involves improved route recommendation in map service. A computer-implemented method comprises identifying at least one intermediate point for traveling from an origin to a destination based on a user input. The method further comprises determining one or more first recommended routes from the origin to the destination via the at least one intermediate point. The method further comprises determining one or more second recommended routes from the origin to the destination without considering the at least one intermediate point. The method further comprises in response to at least one of the first recommended routes being better than the second recommended routes, storing the at least one intermediate point associated with the origin and the destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yu Tao Ba, Chang Rui Ren, Xin Shi, Bo Zhang
  • Patent number: 10981495
    Abstract: A display control device includes: a turn signal installed in a vehicle; indicators for displaying a lighting state of the turn signal to an occupant of the vehicle; and a controller for controlling the lighting state of the turn signal and a lighting state of the indicators. The controller makes timing of starting to turn on the turn signal and timing of starting to turn on the indicators different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Kusayanagi, Seigo Watanabe, Takura Yanagi, Jeanphilippe Alexander, Tarek Saad
  • Patent number: 10977584
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a control circuity that judges that a mealtime of a user is included between a schedule time of departure of a mobile object that travels while carrying the user and a schedule time of arrival of the mobile object, estimates a location where the mobile object is traveling during the mealtime, and generates search conditions of restaurant search for extracting restaurants located within a first distance from the estimated location where the mobile object is traveling and located a second distance away from at least one of a point of departure and a destination of the mobile object, from restaurant information associated with location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: GURUNAVI, INC.
    Inventor: Shoko Hokari
  • Patent number: 10970797
    Abstract: An information management and synchronous communications system and method facilitates database equilibrium and synchronization with wired, wireless and Web-based systems, user-friendly and efficient generation of computerized menus and reservations with handwritten/voice modifications for restaurants and other applications that utilize equipment with nonstandard graphical formats, display sizes and/or applications for use in remote data entry, information management and communication with host computer, digital input device or remote pager via standard hardwired connection, the internet, a wireless link, printer or the like. Various operations employing automated telephone calls and/or messaging may, for instance, be performed. For example, desired reservation and/or appointment information may be automatically converted and conveyed to one or more entities via automated telephone call and/or messaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Ameranth, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith R. McNally
  • Patent number: 10970670
    Abstract: Yard management systems and methods are described. A yard management system comprises a database holding load information, a mobile application associated with a user account and executable on a mobile device. The mobile application when executed acquires the identifications of the load, queries the database for the load information, and generates a machine-readable representation corresponding to the identifications of the load, an autonomous yard vehicle configured to mechanically couple with a cargo trailer. The system further comprises a computing system programmed to, in response to detecting the mobile device at the transfer location, navigate to the cargo trailer and guide the coupling between the autonomous yard vehicle and the cargo trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Blake Andrew Baldwin, Jimmy Easter, Adam Cline, Joseph Courtland Halbrook, John S. Meredith, Andrew B. Millhouse, Jacob R. Schrader
  • Patent number: 10956017
    Abstract: A mobile terminal having a circle type display and a method for controlling the same is disclosed herein. A scroll bar is provided at an edge of the circle type display in response to a user input. The user may control the mobile terminal and the circle type display through touch inputs on the scroll bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seonmi Lee, Sijin Lim, Yeonkyung Kim, Eunjin Kim
  • Patent number: 10955251
    Abstract: Systems and methods of identifying incorrect coordinate prediction using route information are disclosed herein. In some example embodiments, a computer system receives route information and geographic image data. The route information corresponds to a servicing of a request associated with a place and indicates a travelled route that has been traveled by a user in traveling from an origin location to the place, and the geographic image data represents a geographic area corresponding to the travelled route. The computer system determines that an initial geographic location stored in a database in association with the place is incorrect based on the route information and the geographic image data using a first deep learning model, and then performs a verification operation based on the determining that the stored initial geographic location of the place is incorrect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chandan Prakash Sheth, Sheng Yang
  • Patent number: 10949886
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards providing a system that presents content to a user of a vehicle based on where the vehicle is going. A microphone captures audio signals within the vehicle, which are analyzed for route information. These audible commands may be said by a person in the vehicle, such as a passenger telling the driver where to turn, or they may be received from a mobile computing device, such as a smartphone executing a map application that is providing audible directions. An anticipated route of the vehicle is determined based on the audible route information. Content is selected and presented to the user of the vehicle based on the anticipated route. Images of a display screen of the mobile computing device may also be analyzed to identify the route information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: XEVO INC.
    Inventor: Richard Chia Tsing Tong
  • Patent number: 10951854
    Abstract: Systems and methods for associating images with location and/or other information. In some cases, the systems include an image sensor, a location sensor, and a microprocessor. The microprocessor is communicably coupled to a computer readable medium that includes instructions executable by the microprocessor to: receive a location from the location sensor; receive an image from the image sensor; and associate the location with the image. Some of the methods provide for capturing an object image of an object using an image sensor; capturing a location of the image sensor; and associating the location with the object image. Other methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Steven M. Casey, Bruce A. Phillips
  • Patent number: 10949864
    Abstract: A computer implemented method includes: receiving location information and data about a pre-established trip from one or more vehicles each having a respective navigation device; retrieving a comprehensive computerized map of parking spaces and tow zones within a target area; a processor of the data processing system providing navigation information that enables vehicle operators to locate at least one of approved parking spaces and safe parking spaces; and the processor providing alerts for drivers to avoid parking in tow zones and other restricted parking spaces in response to receipt of location information which indicates the driver's vehicle is in close proximity of a restricted parking space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventors: Orlando McMaster, Eustace P. Isidore
  • Patent number: 10922987
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods wherein sequential signals are emitted from a plurality of signaling modules positioned in an array which demarcates a route or boundaries to be followed by a pedestrian or vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: James R. Selevan
  • Patent number: 10915766
    Abstract: In one embodiment, in addition to detecting or recognizing an actual lane, a virtual lane is determined based on the current state or motion prediction of an ADV. A virtual lane may or may not be identical or similar to the actual lane. A virtual lane may represent the likely movement of the ADV in a next time period given the current speed and heading direction of the vehicle. If an object is detected that may cross a lane line of the virtual lane and is a closest object to the ADV, the object is considered as a CIPO, and an emergency operation may be activated. That is, even though an object may not be in the path of an actual lane, if the object is in the path of a virtual lane of an ADV, the object may be considered as a CIPO and subject to a special operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventors: Tae Eun Choe, Yuliang Guo, Guang Chen, Weide Zhang, Ka Wai Tsoi
  • Patent number: 10907984
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computing device can proactively determine a destination and request traffic information for routes from a starting location to the destination. In some implementations, a computing device can identify some routes between a starting location and a destination as non-recommended routes and recommend other routes. In some implementations, a computing device can rank routes between a starting location and a destination based on automatically-determined user interest. In some implementations, a computing device can determine a user is familiar with a route and adjust the information presented to the user about the route accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick J. Coleman, Brian J. Andrich, Daniel R. Delling, Dennis Schieferdecker, Ethan T. Bold, Hengbin Luo, Michael Wegner, Rami Khawandi, Lili Cao, Hyo Jeong Shin, Richard B. Warren, Ronald K. Huang
  • Patent number: 10899366
    Abstract: A method to assist with control of a vehicle in road traffic is provided. Parameters including a distance, direction and speed of other road users are detected. The parameters are used to determine a strategy for the driver to start an intended control action. A time window is determined that enables the driver to start the intended control action and is displayed in a graphical representation to scale to the driver through a driver-vehicle interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Philipp Carlhoff, Meghashree Kowshika Ramachandra, Georg Neugebauer, Stephan Strahl
  • Patent number: 10902491
    Abstract: A method and system capable of authenticating transactions involving at least one service provider and one or more users who are each in electronic communication. This electronic communication can be, for example, SMS, MMS, e-mail, or online account messaging. It is an aspect of certain embodiments where the transaction is an authentication and/or verification of an entity. Examples of such entities are products, actions, and users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Jukka Kalevi Salonen
  • Patent number: 10891029
    Abstract: It is disclosed a method including obtaining, via a user interface, information being associated with a location of a map, the location of the map being considered to be associated with a problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Muhammad Irshan Khan, Lauri Aarne Wirola, Jari Tapani Syrjärinne, Pavel Ivanov
  • Patent number: 10889294
    Abstract: Methods, devices and apparatuses pertaining to U-turn assistance. The method may include detecting an intention of an operator of a vehicle of rendering a U-turn at a location. A computing device may obtain geographic information associated with the U-turn, and assess feasibility of the U-turn at the location based on the geographic information. Further, the computing device may provide a notification to the operator based on the feasibility of the U-turn to assist the operator to operate the U-turn of the vehicle at the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Victoria Leigh Schein, Jonathan Thomas Mullen
  • Patent number: 10876857
    Abstract: A system for displaying wake information to a pilot of an ownship aircraft. The system includes a display and a receiver. Aircraft information is received, which includes an aircraft type, position and velocity data and aircraft configuration information for a nearby aircraft. Environmental information is also received. The system includes a processor module configured to generate, using the received aircraft information, a wake volume model for the nearby aircraft; and to modify, and using the received environmental information, the generated wake volume model; and to determine if the modified wake volume model will coincide with the ownship aircraft at a future time. When the processor module determines that the modified wake volume coincides with the ownship aircraft at a future time, the processor module is configured to cause the display to display a representation of the modified wake volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Sivakumar Kanagarajan, Nathan Krishna Moorthy, SunilRaj Suseelan, Sreenivasan Govindillam, Pradeep Huncha
  • Patent number: 10871782
    Abstract: A system to use submaps to control operation of a vehicle is disclosed. A storage system may be provided with a vehicle to store a collection of submaps that represent a geographic area where the vehicle may be driven. A programmatic interface may be provided to receive submaps and submap updates independently of other submaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Milstein, Brett Browning
  • Patent number: RE48713
    Abstract: A system and a method are provided that are capable of providing map data for supporting a variety of user network environments and selecting data zones freely. A navigation terminal includes a reception unit adapted to receive a file in which map data of a specific zone is stored, from a map provision server; and an execution unit adapted to execute a navigation function on the specific zone using the file. The file is produced by an individual unit with respect to each of geographic areas divided by a mesh unit having a variable size. The size of the mesh unit is decided according to the amount of information included in the geographic area such that the file has an equalized size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: THINKWARE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Won Kyung Choi