With Map Display Patents (Class 340/990)
  • Patent number: 11900815
    Abstract: Technologies for providing augmented reality wayfinding experiences in ridesharing applications are provided. In some examples, a method for providing augmented reality wayfinding experiences can include determining a first location of an autonomous vehicle (AV) relative to a second location of a client device associated with a user that requested a ride from the AV; based on the first location of the AV relative to the second location of the client device, determining a direction from the second location of the client device to the first location of the AV; presenting, at the client device, a feed from a camera sensor associated with the client device, the feed including a local scene captured by the camera sensor; and presenting a virtual content overlay on the feed, the virtual content overlay including an indication of the direction from the second location of the client device to the first location of the AV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: GM Cruise Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Jessica Leary, Jonathon Staff, Pratikbhai Patel, Bradley Ryan, Josh Berlin, John Logan Anderson, Michael Magnoli, Stanley Shiao
  • Patent number: 11898867
    Abstract: A method for replaying route data with annotation for re-display comprises: recording a recorded-route-replay by a first user of a first automobile vehicle and saving the recorded-route-replay to a website; electing to trigger playback of the recorded-route-replay by a second user of a second automobile vehicle and entering a predetermined key word by the second user to trigger playback; contacting a website and downloading from the website GPS tagged pictures for a predetermined next trip travel distance of the second automobile vehicle; and retrieving one of the GPS tagged pictures when a GPS trigger location is reached during the trip of the second automobile vehicle and displaying the one of the GPS tagged pictures on an image screen of a head-up display of second automobile vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Thomas A. Seder, Kai-Han Chang
  • Patent number: 11887179
    Abstract: A method for selecting hubs, such as third-party retail locations, with storage allocated to goods transacted between local recipients and senders. The method further includes generating a listing for a good, within an online marketplace, and associating the listing with a sender hub. Additionally, the method includes aggregating listings associated with sender hubs matched to a recipient hub, presenting the subset of listings to the recipient. When a good is purchased by a recipient, the method includes generating and serving a sender order prompting delivery of the good to the sender hub, generating and serving a hub ticket prompting storage of the good and release of the good to the recipient, and generating and serving a recipient receipt including a prompt to accept delivery of the good.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Gardeneur, Inc.
    Inventor: Gent Dirga
  • Patent number: 11853837
    Abstract: A system includes one or more assets loaded onto or removed from a vehicle, where each asset is coupled to a wireless tag and each wireless tag wirelessly transmits beacon signals at predetermined intervals. The system includes a gateway disposed within the vehicle. The gateway includes one or more sensors that gather motion and/or vibration information. The gateway scans an area of the vehicle at a duty cycle to identify beacon signals transmitted by the wireless tags and receives the beacon signals from the wireless tags. The gateway dynamically adjusts the duty cycle based in part on the gathered motion and/or vibration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Muhammad Salman Malik
  • Patent number: 11849063
    Abstract: A device, method, and graphical user interface for providing maps, directions, and location-based information on a touch screen display are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Matas, Christopher Blumenberg, Andre M. J. Boule, Stephen O. Lemay, Richard Williamson
  • Patent number: 11821748
    Abstract: A processing apparatus is provided, to, for each candidate point-of-interest of at least one candidate point-of-interest identified for association with a road in a network of roads for determining a name for the road, generate first data indicative of a relationship relating to a distance between the candidate point-of-interest and a road segment of the road, generate second data indicative of a relationship between the road segment and a projection of the candidate point-of-interest in a direction of the road segment, and, if the first and second relationships satisfy a first and second conditions for association respectively, generate data indicative of the candidate point-of-interest being an associated point-of-interest, process data corresponding to the associated point-of-interest to extract name data indicative of a road name associated with the associated point-of-interest, and generate, based on the name data, data indicative of the name for the road.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: GRABTAXI HOLDINGS PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Abhinav Sunderrajan, Jagannadan Varadarajan, Robinson Immanuel Kudali, Xiaocheng Huang
  • Patent number: 11802773
    Abstract: A method for navigating and route planning based on a HD map and with reference to other electronic devices moving along a similar route includes setting a start location and an end location; planning at least one navigation route based on the start location and the end location; acquiring locations of own electronic device and of co-travelling external electronic devices based on the HD map; acquiring speeds of the external electronic devices and selecting those moving at low speed; identifying moving directions of the slow-speed target electronic devices; and re-planning and resetting the at least one navigation route when the moving directions of the target electronic devices intersected with a direction of the lane. An electronic device and a server applying the method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Mobile Drive Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Hsien-Chi Tsai, Chun-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 11796333
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein includes methods, systems, and computer readable media for augmented reality navigation in network test environments. A method for augmented reality navigation in network test environments includes at a user device of a user, wherein the user device is executing an augmented reality (AR) navigation application: communicating, to an AR navigation system, user location information and resource identification information obtained from a visual code or a user interface, wherein the resource identification information indicates a physical network testing or monitoring resource in a real-world test environment; receiving, from the AR navigation system, navigation information for navigating the user to the physical network testing or monitoring resource; and providing, via a display, the navigation information for navigating the user to the physical network testing or monitoring resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Razvan Ionut Stan, Thomas Ameling, Lyle Eugene Thompson
  • Patent number: 11731038
    Abstract: A location-based parallel reality game may use regions to determine how to disperse virtual elements, locate virtual experiences, and/or define game objectives. To determine the regions of the geographic area, a server divides the geographic region into cells. The server assigns real-world data to each of the cells and constructs a graph of nodes and edges based on the cells. Each node corresponds to a cell, and each edge connects nodes that correspond to adjacent cells. The server partitions the graph into contiguous segments based on the real-world data. The server defines regions of the geographic area based on the contiguous segments and stores the defined regions in a data store. The server may hierarchically partition the regions into higher order regions until each region meets a set of criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Niantic, Inc.
    Inventor: Katherine Elizabeth LaHorgue
  • Patent number: 11733783
    Abstract: In various implementations, a method comprises: identifying a plurality of data items, each of the plurality of data items having at least a first metadata field or a second metadata field; displaying a volumetric environment including a first plurality of SR objects corresponding to a first plurality of data items among the plurality of data items, wherein the first plurality of data items includes the first metadata field with first metadata field values; detecting a first user input indicative of the second metadata field; and in response to detecting the first user input, replacing the first plurality of SR objects within the volumetric environment with a second plurality of SR objects corresponding to a second plurality of data items among the plurality of data items, wherein each of the second plurality of data items includes the second metadata field with second metadata field values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Ian M. Richter, Christopher Eubank, Tomlinson Holman
  • Patent number: 11629971
    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: May 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Koray Ozcan
  • Patent number: 11619510
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing a driving path is provided. The apparatus includes an input device configured to receive a return need time to a departure point. The apparatus further includes a controller configured to determine whether the return need time is less than a preset time, to set a virtual destination depending on a result of the determination, to calculate a first driving time from the departure point to the virtual destination and a second driving time from the virtual destination to the departure point, to compare a sum of the first driving time and the second driving time with the return need time, and to determine whether to provide a return path to the departure point based on a result of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Geum Dan Jin
  • Patent number: 11574342
    Abstract: Systems and related methods of providing seamless transactions, including payments and promotion redemptions, are discussed herein. Some embodiments may provide for a system including a communication beacon and one or more servers. The communication beacon may be configured to communicate with consumer devices via a direct wireless connection when the consumer devices are within a wireless direct communicable range of the communication beacon. The one or more servers may be configured to associate the communication with a merchant and receive consumer presence data from the communication beacon such that consumer presence at the merchant may be determined. In response, the one or more servers may be configured to perform a seamless transaction on behalf the consumer that allows the consumer to provide payments or redeem promotions, among other things, simply by self-identifying with the merchant while carrying the consumer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventor: Benjamin Kim
  • Patent number: 11551487
    Abstract: A system includes a processor configured to detect an onboard request for vehicle-action reporting configuration. The processor is also configured to send a vehicle identifier to a configuration server, responsive to the request. The processor is further configured to receive a set of configuration data, representing tuned trigger variables for vehicle reporting, tuned to a vehicle identified by the identifier. Additionally, the processor is configured to use the configuration data to tune a set of vehicle reporting trigger variables, such that a reporting entity reports based upon occurrence of a tuned variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Abraham Mezaael
  • Patent number: 11520335
    Abstract: An ADV may determine whether there is preexisting map data for an environment or geographical area/location where the ADV is located/travelling. If there is no preexisting data, the ADV may generate map data based on sensor data obtained from one or more sensors of the ADV. The ADV may determine a path for the ADV based on the generated map data. If there is preexisting map data, the ADV may determine a path for the ADV based on the preexisting map data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventors: Dong Li, Yifei Jiang, Liangliang Zhang, Jiaming Tao, Qi Luo, Jiangtao Hu
  • Patent number: 11507904
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, that enable operators to initiate segments. In one aspect, a method includes providing, to an electronic device of a third party operator, an interface that enables the operator to provide features of a segment that the operator is willing to operate for a segment provider that provides segments for clients. Data specifying the features of the segment is received from the electronic device. A determination that the features of the segment include a departure code, a destination code, a departure date, and a jet for the segment is made. A distribution output is calculated based at least on the features of the segment. An interface is updated to present the distribution output to the third party operator. The segment is created in response to detecting interaction with the interface control that confirms the segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: JetSmarter Inc.
    Inventors: Olga Oleyarsh, Alexey Moshkov, Sergey Petrossov
  • Patent number: 11501218
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and system for booking reservations in a booking system and synchronizing bookings among several booking systems. The system comprises at least one booking system; at least one service provider; a mediator service; a client, and at least one client terminal device that can be a mobile device and that includes a dialogue. The client uses the dialogue to enter information into the system and the mediator receives inquiries and answers from the at least one booking system, the at least one service provider, and the at least one client. The mediator transfers and adapts information between them. The method and system are particularly suited for use with mobile phone users by Small Message Service messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventor: Jukka Kalevi Salonen
  • Patent number: 11481091
    Abstract: A mapping system allows a user to interact with any location on a digital map and present the user with location related information associated with the selected location. The location related information may be in the form or a card, pop-up, image, or other graphic and may be displayed on the map at or near the selected location, around the map, etc. The displayed location related information may include predetermined or pre-stored data about the location or may include location related information collected and generated on the fly in response to the user interaction with the digital map. The displayed location related information may be displayed in the same graphical format on the digital map regardless of whether location related information is predetermined information about the location that already exists or information that is collected and generated on the fly in response to the user interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Kelvin Ho, Jonah Jones, Yatin Chawathe, Bernhard Seefeld, Paul Merrell, Alirez Ali, Jonathan Siegel, Daniel Otero, Su Chuin Leong
  • Patent number: 11466996
    Abstract: A route planning platform can find a path through a road network that has turn complexities. The route planning platform can identify, in the road network, multiple paths from an origin node to a destination node, including at least one path having a turn complexity (e.g., a turn cost, a turn restriction, and/or the like). The route planning platform can compute a respective cost for each respective path from the origin node to the destination node based on a total cost associated with a set of road segments in the respective path, and the cost for the at least one path having the turn complexity can be further based on the turn cost or the turn restriction along the at least one path. The route planning platform can select, among the multiple paths, a shortest path based on the respective cost for each path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Mykhaylo Tyuryutikov, Hughan Jay Ross, Mark A Fryer
  • Patent number: 11460841
    Abstract: An apparatus for remote support of autonomous operation of a vehicle includes a processor that is configured to perform a method including receiving, from a vehicle traversing a driving route from a start point to an end point at a destination, an assistance request signal identifying an inability of the vehicle at the destination to reach the end point, generating a first map display including a representation of a geographical area and the vehicle within the geographical area, receiving, from the vehicle, sensor data from one or more sensing devices of the vehicle, generating a remote support interface including the first map display and the sensor data, and transmitting instruction data to the vehicle that includes an alternative end point at the destination responsive to an input signal provided to the remote support interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignees: Nissan North America, Inc., United States of America as Represented by the Administrator of NASA, Renault S.A.S.
    Inventors: Siddharth Thakur, Armelle Guerin, Atsuhide Kobashi, Julius S. Gyorfi, Mark B. Allan
  • Patent number: 11454513
    Abstract: This application provides a method and an apparatus for generating road network data of an intersection area, and the intersection area connects a plurality of roads. The method includes: obtaining data of a road link of each of the plurality of roads, where the road link includes an entry link and an exit link; calculating coordinates of an intersection point of an extension line of the entry link of each road and an extension line of an exit link of a neighboring road based on the data of the road link of each of the plurality of roads, where the coordinates of the intersection point are coordinates of an intersection node; and the neighboring road is a road counterclockwise adjacent to the road; or the neighboring road is a road clockwise adjacent to the road, where two intersection nodes in sequence are endpoints of an intra-intersection link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Feng Shi, Jun Wang, Jingwei Zhou
  • Patent number: 11448517
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling multimedia of a vehicle includes: a display to display a route guiding screen or a content screen; and a controller to control the display to display the route guiding screen or the content screen based on an active screen switching manner or a non-switching manner. A driver is prevented from deviating from a route because the driver fails to see the route guiding screen or prevented from inconveniently performing the additional handling of the driver to switch to the route guiding screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jae Yeol Lee, Jea Won Han
  • Patent number: 11436687
    Abstract: A method of determining real-time tax and/or subsidy information includes obtaining, from an operator, trip-related information regarding a trip and determining a target objective associated with trip routing at a time of receipt of the trip-related information. The method includes obtaining additional information from one or more additional data sources based on the target objective and the trip-related information, determining, based on the trip-related information and the additional information, a tax or subsidy associated with the trip, and providing information indicative of the tax or subsidy to the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Cubic Corporation
    Inventors: Zachary Levin, Christiana Casto
  • Patent number: 11429098
    Abstract: A path providing apparatus includes a communication interface configured to obtain current location data of a vehicle, receive obstacle data of moving objects, and receive a path finding command including a first location and a second location of the vehicle; and a processor configured to generate a virtual vehicle swarm comprising a plurality of virtual vehicles, generate a plurality of pieces of path prediction data by virtually driving each of the plurality of virtual vehicles on a first map based on the current location data, update the plurality of pieces of path prediction data by virtually driving each of the plurality of virtual vehicles on a second map based on the obstacle data, and generate optimal path data from among the updated plurality of pieces of path prediction data based on the path finding command including the first location and the second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: HANWHA DEFENSE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byung Ki Kim, Seong Hun Han
  • Patent number: 11428538
    Abstract: A route may be recommended, and it may be determined if a vehicle detours from the recommended route. At least one recommend route may be obtained. A current route of a vehicle may be obtained. A variance value may be determined based on the current route and the at least one recommend route. The variance value may be compared to a threshold. It may be determined whether the variance value exceeds the threshold. If the variance value exceeds the threshold, it may be determined that the vehicle has detoured. If the variance value does not exceed the threshold, it may be determined that the vehicle has not detoured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing DiDi Infinity Technology and Development Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zihan Yi, Dong Li, Jing Chen
  • Patent number: 11386477
    Abstract: A system for geographically tracking nourishment selection including a computing device configured to receive a location from a user device associated with a user; determine a plurality of nourishment possibilities within the location; locate a performance character associated with the user, wherein the performance character contains a nourishment score; generate a user profile wherein the user profile comprises the location, the plurality of nourishment possibilities, and the performance character; generate a selector machine-learning process, wherein the selector machine-learning process utilizes the user profile as an input, and outputs a plurality of corresponding nourishment possibility indexes; and grade the plurality of nourishment possibilities using the plurality of corresponding nourishment possibility indexes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: KPN INNOVATIONS, LLC.
    Inventor: Kenneth Neumann
  • Patent number: 11382171
    Abstract: A geo-coordinate management framework administers an assignment of geo-coordinates of hardware devices with a known location located within a geo-spatial operating environment of an organizational messaging and risk management software system to enable cooperation between disparate systems and such hardware devices with a known location for responses to events occurring within such a geo-spatial operating environment. The geo-coordinate management framework retrieves sets of geo-coordinates representing locations of hardware devices with a known location in response to the event, wherein the set of geo-coordinates are either embedded within an application programming interface call issued following an event or stored in a look-up table that is cross-referenced in response to the application programming interface call following an event. Such a framework triggers actions based on the geo-coordinates to operate the associated hardware devices in response to the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: HEYHQ, INC.
    Inventors: Tadeusz Peter Matuchniak, Kevin C. Daly
  • Patent number: 11353877
    Abstract: Techniques to provide guidance to a vehicle operating in an environment may include determining a suggested region to block in the environment along a path of the vehicle and causing presentation of the suggested region to block in a user interface of the computer device. Information about the blocked region may be transmitted to one or more vehicles in the environment. Based on the information about the blocked region, at least one of the computer device or a vehicle computer system of the vehicle may control operation of the vehicle to avoid the blocked region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Zoox, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravi Gogna, Meredith James Goldman, Edward William O'Donnell, Frank Reinaldo Ramirez, Dennis Schaefer, Wenhao Sheng, Matthew Miller Young
  • Patent number: 11333502
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a map-matching module that supports a Global Positioning System (GPS) and provides a user with a best match trajectory corresponding to GPS sampling points taken at a low sampling rate. The best match trajectory is based upon a spatial-temporal analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yu Zheng, Yin Lou, Chengyang Zhang, Xing Xie
  • Patent number: 11337054
    Abstract: Methods for obtain identifiers, such as International Mobile Subscriber Identities (IMSIs) and International Mobile Station Equipment Identities (IMEIs), of mobile communication terminals, and associate these identifiers with other items of identifying information provided by users of the terminals. A local interrogation device may be installed that imitates a legitimate base station belonging to a cellular network, at a control checkpoint. Local interrogation devices are connected to a global interrogation device in a hierarchical network, whereby the local interrogation devices are assigned a priority that is higher than that of the global interrogation device. The global interrogation device provides cellular coverage to a larger area that contains the control checkpoints, while the local interrogation devices provide more localized cellular coverage to the control checkpoints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: COGNYIE TECHNOLOGIES ISRAEL LTD.
    Inventors: Eithan Goldfarb, Doron Breiter, Constantin Tanasa, Victor Ciochina, Nguyen Hoang Nguyen, Tymofii Brezhniev
  • Patent number: 11335198
    Abstract: A notification system includes a notification unit configured to notify a second person of position information relating to a parking position of a vehicle and auxiliary information to help the second person to find the vehicle after the vehicle is moved and parked by a first person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tohru Yanagida, Chikage Kubo, Ai Fujimura, Shunsuke Noda, Satoshi Usui
  • Patent number: 11288705
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, for detour based content selection. In one aspect, a method includes receiving, at a data processing apparatus, location data for a plurality of users, the location data describing, for each user, locations of a user device of the user; determining, from the location data, route data for the plurality of users, the route data describing, for each user, a route traveled by the user; determining, by the data processing apparatus, for at least one or more of the users, a detour from the route traveled by the user to a retail location of the offeror; determining, by the data processing apparatus, for each of the at least one or more of the users, whether the user is eligible for an offer of the offeror based on the detour; and for each user eligible for an offer, enabling the offeror to provide an offer to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Fergus Gerard Hurley, Michael Schwarz, Robin Dua, Sang Soo Sung, Andrew Tomkins
  • Patent number: 11288292
    Abstract: A system for ranking geospatial entities is described. In one embodiment, the system comprises an interface for receiving ranking data about a plurality of geospatial entities and an entity ranking module. The module uses a ranking mechanism to generate place ranks for the geospatial entities based on the ranking data. Ranked entity data generated by the entity ranking module is stored in a database. The entity ranking module may be configured to evaluate a plurality of diverse attributes to determine a total score for a geospatial entity. The entity ranking module may be configured to organize ranked entity data into placemark layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Michael T. Jones, Brian McClendon, Amin Charaniya, Michael Ashbridge
  • Patent number: 11287658
    Abstract: A picture processing device includes a picture acquisition section that acquires data on a moving picture indicating a space to be viewed, an image extraction section that extracts an image of a target from a frame of the moving picture, and a magnification control section that causes the extracted image of the target to be displayed at a position corresponding to the target, at a magnification that is different from that of a remaining image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Masashi Nakata, Takashi Imamura
  • Patent number: 11282045
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide methods and systems for verifying a ticket at a client. One method comprises: sending a request for an electronic ticket verification interface to a server, the request including identification information of at least one purchased electronic ticket; receiving response information returned when the server determines by parsing and verification that electronic ticket information included in the request meets a ticket verification condition, and displaying, in a corresponding display box, an electronic ticket verification interface invoked by an electronic ticket verification interface invoking instruction included by the response information; and sending password input information collected on the verification interface to the server within a limit of password input times, and receiving ticket verification prompt information returned by the server in response to the password input information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
    Inventors: Jie Cao, Yuhui Feng, Wei Meng, Xinwei Li, Shuai He, Chongyuan Tang
  • Patent number: 11281652
    Abstract: An in-vehicle device includes: a storage unit storing map information divided into zones and used at least for screen display; a map drawing unit generating screen information using the map information; a difference detecting unit calculating, as a difference evaluation value, a magnitude of a difference in zone between the map information before update and the map information after update; and a map updating unit determining an order of updating the zones on a basis of a magnitude of the difference evaluation value to update, for each of the zones, the map information stored in the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takaaki Sekiguchi, Atsushi Kubo, Jun Ootsuka
  • Patent number: 11255678
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software are disclosed herein for enhancing entity classification operations for digital maps. In an implementation, an entity classification system associates tiles in a grid overlaying a map with discrete positioning records produced by devices operating in areas represented in the map. For each tile in an area of interest in the grid, the system produces a scalar description based on a subset of the discrete positioning records associated with the tile. The system then performs a binary classification of each tile as a type of entity (e.g. a road, business, or residence) based on the scalar description of the tile and the scalar descriptions of other tiles in the area of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: David L. Racz
  • Patent number: 11243546
    Abstract: A management system manages travel of at least one vehicle, and includes a vehicle and a travel management apparatus. The vehicle includes motors, a drive unit to move the vehicle by controlling the motors, a first communication circuit, and a control circuit. The travel management apparatus includes a signal processing circuit to generate an nth command for causing the vehicle to move from an n (n: a positive integer)th location to an (n+1)th location and a second communication circuit. When the vehicle arrives in a region defined for the (n+1)th location while moving from the nth location toward the (n+1)th location, the vehicle transmits a notification of arrival-in-region to the travel management apparatus. Upon receiving the notification of arrival-in-region, the travel management apparatus generates an (n+1)th command for causing the vehicle to move from the (n+1)th location to an (n+2)th location, and transmits it to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: NIDEC-SHIMPO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Akamatsu, Noriyuki Murai
  • Patent number: 11210675
    Abstract: A method includes initiating a session of a mobile returns interface on a mobile device, and the mobile device communicates with a server. The method further includes receiving receipt information through the mobile returns interface and sending a receipt information validation request to the server. The method further includes receiving, from the server, a first validation that the receipt information is stored on the one or more servers. The method further includes receiving item information through the mobile returns interface and sending an item information validation request to the server. The method further includes receiving, from the server, a second validation that the item information is stored on the server. The method further includes performing an item transaction associated with the receipt information and the item information in response to receiving the first validation and the second validation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Home Depot Product Authority, LLC
    Inventors: Heather Bolling, Kenneth Dunn, Troy Gerstenberger, Brenda L. Peregoy, Billy Putman, Say Tomic
  • Patent number: 11210692
    Abstract: Systems and methods to deliver dynamic context sensitive offers to intent user behavior are discussed. For example, a method to deliver a dynamic context sensitive oar can include operations for generating a dynamic offer, delivering the dynamic offer, receiving data associated with a user, updating a context input with data associated with the user, and adjusting the value of the dynamic offer. Generating the dynamic offer includes associating a rule for manipulating the value of the dynamic offer based on a context input. Updating the context input of the rule includes extracting context information from the data associated with the user. Adjusting the value of the dynamic offer can be based on reevaluation of the rule with the updated context input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Arik Keller, Dane Howard, Michael Lenahan, Ben Mitchell
  • Patent number: 11204946
    Abstract: Object identification is described. A processor identifies a first cell of a rectangular grid overlapped over a map of a certain geographic area. The first cell corresponds to a given geographic location. The processor identifies a second cell of the grid, the second cell having a center located within a certain distance of a center of the first cell. The processor identifies one or more objects associated with the second cell by using geographic coordinates of the center of the second cell as a lookup key to identify one or more entries of a data structure that stores object information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Babak Mozaffari
  • Patent number: 11204250
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for providing route information for ship including coastal weather information, including: determining a standard route based on information about the origin and destination, determining at least one alternative route based on filtering information and the information about the origin and destination received from a user, and providing the user device with information about the standard route and the at least one alternative route such that the standard route and the at least one alternative route are output on a screen of the user device for comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Inventor: Young Doh Kim
  • Patent number: 11199416
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media are provided for flexible route planning. Locations for a planned movement may be obtained. The locations may include at least a starting location and an ending location. A route for the planned movement may be determined. The route may include at least the starting location and the ending location. A composite cost of using the route may be determined. The composite cost may include at least a temporal cost component and a non-temporal cost component. An interface through which the composite cost is accessible may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Wilczynski, Reese Glidden
  • Patent number: 11193776
    Abstract: This application describes systems and methods directed to route optimization for routes comprising large numbers of waypoints. When large numbers of waypoints make up a route, developing an optimized route can be computationally intensive, requiring far too much time to develop a solution that is practicable for most needs. Thus, systems and methods of the inventive subject matter involve grouping subsets of waypoints into clusters and then optimizing those clusters according to genetic algorithm development techniques. The end result is a highly optimized route developed in an amount of time that would have been impossible using standard techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Territool, LLC
    Inventors: Spencer Kern Kelleher, Anuj Sahni
  • Patent number: 11188093
    Abstract: A server method of receiving a precise digital map for navigation or autonomous driving as a plurality of partial precise digital maps corresponding to servers respectively proximate to portions of a navigation path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seungchul Ko, Seungsoo Kang
  • Patent number: 11187539
    Abstract: A travel control device includes an operation acquiring unit for acquiring an operation by a driver of a host moving body; an outside-world information acquiring unit for acquiring outside-world information of the periphery of the host moving body; a moving-body information acquiring unit for acquiring moving-body information relating to a travel state of the host moving body; a travelable-range management unit for managing the range travelable by the moving body; and a control unit for controlling travel by the moving body on the basis of the operation acquired by the operation acquiring unit, the outside-world information acquired by the outside-world information acquiring unit, the moving-body information acquired by the moving-body information acquiring unit, and the travelable range managed by the travelable-range management unit, the travelable-range management unit including a travelable-range enlargement unit for enlarging the travelable range, and a travelable-range evaluation unit for evaluating the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenta Maeda, Junya Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11187719
    Abstract: Techniques provided herein are directed toward addressing these and other issues by providing robust means for initializing an accelerometer that can take place even while a vehicle is in motion. Specifically, linear acceleration and velocity data can be estimated from wheel speeds, and angular velocity can be estimated with a gyroscope. The vehicle's acceleration can then be computed from these estimates, and subtracted from a total acceleration measured by the accelerometer to determine gravitational acceleration, which can then be accounted for in subsequent measurements taken by the accelerometer. A vehicle velocity may also be determined based on the vehicle's estimated angular velocity and linear velocity. Embodiments may also employ techniques for translating measurements taken in one coordinate frame to another coordinate frame for estimate determination and/or outlier compensation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Libin Jiang, Urs Niesen, Jubin Jose
  • Patent number: 11176948
    Abstract: An agent device includes a display unit, a microphone configured to collect a voice in an occupant compartment, a plurality of speakers configured to enable localization of a sound image through a combination of outputs, and an agent controller configured to cause the display unit to display an agent image and cause the speakers to output sounds, wherein the agent controller is configured to identify a speaking person who has spoken the voice collected by the microphone among occupants in a vehicle and to cause the agent image to be displayed in a mode of talking to the occupant in a partial area of the display unit near the speaking person while causing a sound image to be localized at a display position of the agent image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sugihara, Ryosuke Tanaka, Atsushi Sekiguchi, Yuki Matsuura, Wataru Endo, Eisuke Soma
  • Patent number: 11178619
    Abstract: In an exemplary embodiment, a vehicle includes antennas in proximity to one another; amplifiers; a computer memory; and a computer processor. The amplifiers are coupled to or part of the antennas. The computer memory stores a predetermined cases map that lists, for each of a plurality of combinations of frequencies for antennas, the predetermined cases map specifying, for each combination of frequencies, an amount of uplink RF power reduction required to reduce the degradation below a predetermined threshold. The computer processor is configured to retrieve, from the computer memory, the predetermined cases map; determine a current frequency combination for a current plurality of frequencies of the antennas of the vehicle; and provide instructions to one or more of the amplifiers to adjust a maximum RF power of one or more of the antennas, to thereby reduce receiver performance degradation between the antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Jang Hwan Oh
  • Patent number: 11172066
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable media are described for a scalable computer-telephony integration system. Various aspects may include storing sets of call agent login information for several call agents within the computer-telephony integration system and across several independent computing systems in a contact center login database. Additionally, various aspects may include generating several contact center service categories and sets of contact information for each contact center service category, which may be stored in a contact center directory database. When an incoming call is received from a customer, various aspects may include obtaining customer call information from the customer and generating a customer call key, which may be stored as a reference to the customer call information in a contact center customer call information database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Aaron C. Kammeyer, Randall J. Kirchner, Christopher L. Ward, Louis A. Littell