Position Indication Transmitted By Vehicle After Receipt Of Information From Local Station Patents (Class 340/991)
  • Patent number: 10783791
    Abstract: One or more servers may include a first communication interface to communicate with a mobile device; a second communication interface to communicate with devices associated with a plurality of vehicles; and a selection mechanism. The first communication interface may receive, via a network, a request from the mobile device based on an interaction with the mobile device. And, the selection mechanism may determine weighted scores for two or more, of the plurality of vehicle, and select one of the two or more vehicles by using a selection function that improves access to vehicle services and decreases waste of resources used by the plurality of vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle Felt, Nader Gharachorloo, Afshin Moshrefi
  • Patent number: 10769917
    Abstract: A wireless communications system according to an aspect includes a communications terminal, a detection unit, and a control unit. The communications terminal includes a communications unit to communicate wirelessly with a communications partner terminal. The detection unit detects movement of the communications terminal. The control unit controls the communications terminal so as to vary a communicable area of the communications unit. The communicable area is defined relatively to the communications terminal. The control unit varies the communicable area according to at least magnitude of the movement detected by the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Imamura, Shinichi Okada, Motoo Nakagawa, Masahiro Kumagawa, Junichi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10723374
    Abstract: A first ground apparatus performs polling communication with a train using a first train list. A second ground apparatus performs polling communication with a train using a second train list. Each ground apparatus respectively acquires train location information from the trains to be managed. The first ground apparatus notifies the second ground apparatus of a going-out notification of a boundary passing train that goes out from a first radio communication control region and comes in a second radio communication control region, and, in the case where the boundary passing train goes out from the first radio communication control region, deletes train identification information of the boundary passing train from the first train list. The second ground apparatus adds the train identification information of the boundary passing train to the second train list in the case where the going-out notification is input from the first ground apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: KYOSAN ELECTRIC MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomonori Itagaki, Toshifumi Nishi, Kenji Mizuno, Tamotsu Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 10698071
    Abstract: A method for calculating a position of an object of interest in an environment. The method includes: predicting a position and an orientation of the object of interest in the environment; selecting a subset of base stations among a set of base stations located within the environment, by using the predicted position and orientation, and a radiation pattern of a system including the object of interest and a mobile transponder attached to the object of interest; and calculating an actual position of the object of interest, using time of arrival or time difference of arrival measurements between the base stations of the subset and the mobile transponder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignees: Swiss Timing Ltd, Friedrich-Alexander-Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg
    Inventors: Thomas Kautz, Sebastian Scholz, Bjoern Eskofier
  • Patent number: 10680702
    Abstract: A tracking system comprising: a radio frequency (RF) signal circulator; an iridium modem coupled to first port of the circulator; an antenna coupled to second port of the circulator, wherein the circulator passes a signal transmitted by the modem to the antenna when the switch is switched to a first mode; a low noise amplifier (LNA) coupled to third port of the circulator, wherein the circulator passes RF signals received from the antenna to the LNA; a diplexer coupled to an output of the LNA; a GNSS receiver coupled to a first output of the diplexer through a GNSS filter; an iridium filter coupled to a second output of the diplexer; wherein the switch couples the iridium filter to the modem when the iridium modem is in a receiving mode, and wherein the switch couples the modem to the first port when the modem is in a transmitting mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Narayan Singh Rana, Ratnesh Kumar Gaur, Kancharla HariNarayana
  • Patent number: 10586462
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a safety system for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) enables the safe operation of the UAV within an airspace by initiating various actions based on the position of the UAV relative to one or more flight zones and/or relative to other aircraft in the airspace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: 5X5 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Eyal Stein, Steven Lu
  • Patent number: 10532463
    Abstract: A robotic system that includes a robot and a remote station. The remote station can generate control commands that are transmitted to the robot through a broadband network. The control commands can be interpreted by the robot to induce action such as robot movement or focusing a robot camera. The robot can generate reporting commands that are transmitted to the remote station through the broadband network. The reporting commands can provide positional feedback or system reports on the robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: INTOUCH TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yulun Wang, Charles S. Jordan, Marco Pinter, Jonathan Southard
  • Patent number: 10527733
    Abstract: A position information common management system for a mobile object includes an information processing apparatus. The information processing apparatus is configured to receive information including position information and metadata as one set wirelessly transmitted from a plurality of position information sources respectively moving along with a plurality of mobile objects. When a request for transmission of position information constituting one set with specified metadata is received from an information terminal, the information processing apparatus is configured to search for a set including the specified metadata among the received sets each including the position information and the metadata. The information processing apparatus is configured to transmit position information of the searched set including the specified metadata and position information to the information terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shigeharu Teshima, Hitomi Sato
  • Patent number: 10520950
    Abstract: In a self-moving robot movement boundary delimiting method, in step 100: setting up three or more base stations in a movement area of a self-moving robot, and establishing a coordinate system; in step 200: artificially planning a movement path in the movement area of the self-moving robot, gathering sample points on the path, and determining the coordinates of the sample points in the coordinate system; and in step 300: delimiting a boundary according to the coordinates of the gathered sample points, and setting the self-moving robot to work inside or outside the boundary. The present invention achieves a regional division by distance measurement and positioning based on stationary base stations, thus improving accuracy and convenience compared to the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: ECOVACS ROBOTICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jinju Tang
  • Patent number: 10488505
    Abstract: Methods for: (1) extracting Doppler/velocity measurements; (2) estimating relative clock bias errors; (3) determining range and velocity estimates with associated confidences; and (4) extracting range estimates using channel estimation are disclosed. These methods can be used separately or combined to improve positioning solutions obtained by positioning systems used in indoor locations and other GPS-denied environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Ely V. Soto, Daniel Weigand
  • Patent number: 10454870
    Abstract: Location-based notification includes establishment of a rally point and subsequent notification of a user when another user enters the rally point. Senders may set up rally points at various physical locations and specify one or more target recipients that are to be notified when the sender enters the rally point. Target recipients may specify communication settings that dictate whether and/or how they wish to receive notifications under a variety of circumstances. When a sender having a computing device enters a rally point location, a notification is sent from the computing device to a location-based notification service, which notifies each of the target recipients in a manner that complies with the target recipient's individual communication settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Graham Dyor
  • Patent number: 10448178
    Abstract: A display control apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire information about directivity of a sound collection unit that collects sound from a sound-collection target area, and a control unit configured to cause a display unit to display a display image in which an area image and a range image are superimposed on one another, the area image representing the sound-collection target area, and the range image having a shape expressing a sound collection range according to the directivity of the sound collection unit identified by the information acquired by the acquisition unit and representing loudness of sound in the sound collection range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Noriaki Tawada
  • Patent number: 10443716
    Abstract: An abnormality detection device for a hydraulic circuit including an oil pump, a switching unit switching between a fully discharged state and a partial discharge, a pressure regulator, a pressure regulation controller and a hydraulic detector, The device includes: a storage storing a maximum discharge pressure of oil capable of being discharged in the partially discharged state; a switching controller performing control of switching into the fully discharged state; and a determination unit determining that the switching unit has a fixation abnormality of the partially discharged state when a hydraulic pressure approximately corresponds to the maximum discharge pressure in the partially discharged state in a state where a hydraulic pressure higher than the maximum discharge pressure in the partially discharged state is set as a target hydraulic pressure and the pressure regulator is controlled in an effort to achieve the target hydraulic pressure after the switching control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masato Igarashi, Sho Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10424036
    Abstract: A system and method for operating a device for use with transport services is described. A record for a transport service is stored in a memory resource of the device. During performance of the transport service, the record is periodically updated with sets of information determined in connection with performance of the transport service at different instances in time, and the sets of information are periodically transmitted to a service system. In response to detecting a loss of network connectivity with the service system during performance of the transport service, the record is continued to be periodically updated but the sets of information are not periodically transmitted to the transport service system. Upon reestablishing network connectivity, one or more sets of information determined in connection with performance of the transport service during the loss of network connectivity is transmitted to the service system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Lars Soendergaard Pedersen, Rene Wenzel Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10412738
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and systems relating to narrow beam communications and wireless networking are disclosed. Exemplary methods for wireless networking and communications may include identifying a geographic area, receiving topography data related to the geographic area, analyzing the topography data, identifying a first line of sight path related to a first access point location and one or more customer premises device locations based at least in part on the analyzing, and identifying a second line of sight path based at least in part on a predetermined amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Ross, Venkat Kalkunte
  • Patent number: 10395542
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a request for a flight path for a drone, the request including information indicative of a source location within a geographical area and a destination location within the geographical area, modeling the geographical area including a plurality of geographical regions as a data network including a plurality of nodes, determining a network data path from a source node of the plurality of nodes corresponding to the source location to a destination node of the plurality of nodes corresponding to the destination location, determining a flight path for the drone based on the network data path, and transmitting data indicative of the flight path for the drone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Medhat Ramzi Yakan
  • Patent number: 10303677
    Abstract: A method and system for decontaminating raw yield maps by combining filters with spatial outlier detectors is provided. In an embodiment, the method comprises receiving over a computer network electronic digital data comprising first yield data representing crop yields harvested from an agricultural field; applying one or more filters to the first yield data to identify, from the first yield data, first outlier data; generating first filtered data from the first yield data by removing the first outlier data from the first yield data; identifying, in the first filtered data, second outlier data representing outlier values based on one or more outlier characteristics; generating second outlier data from the first filtered data by removing the second outlier data from the first filtered data; generating and causing displaying on a mobile computing device a graphical representation of the crop yields harvested from the agricultural field using only the second outlier data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: The Climate Corporation
    Inventor: Marian Farah
  • Patent number: 10281927
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for vehicles to safely closely follow one another through partial automation. Following closely behind another vehicle has significant fuel savings benefits, but is unsafe when done manually by the driver. On the opposite end of the spectrum, fully autonomous solutions require inordinate amounts of technology, and a level of robustness that is currently not cost effective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: PELOTON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Joshua P. Switkes, Joseph Christian Gerdes, Eugene Berdichevsky
  • Patent number: 10183684
    Abstract: A system includes an energy management system disposed onboard a vehicle system configured to travel on a route during a trip. The energy management system is configured to receive trip information from a second vehicle system that includes one or more constraints including at least one of speed, distance, or time restrictions for the vehicle system along the route. The energy management system is further configured to generate a trip plan for controlling movement of the vehicle system along the route during the trip. The trip plan is generated based on the one or more constraints. The trip plan has a plan speed profile that designates speeds for the vehicle system according to at least one of distance or time during the trip. The energy management system is further configured to control movement of the vehicle system during the trip according to the plan speed profile of the trip plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Harry Kirk Mathews, Jr., Brian Nedward Meyer, James D. Brooks, Joseph Daniel Wakeman, Dan Dai, Anup Menon
  • Patent number: 10127515
    Abstract: Disclosed is method including receiving digital vessel data for a global fleet of vessels, the digital vessel data being one or more of AIS data, image data or radar data and combining one or more of pieces of data. The method includes inferring, based on the first combined data, a loaded/empty status of a vessel or a cargo. The method includes combining other data to yield second combined data, receiving data regarding one or more of supply, demand, and amount of available cargo to yield third combined data, generating information relating to a supply of vessels available to load at a specified port and/or deliver a cargo to a specified port, in each case within a specified period of time and generating suggestions for one or more vessels regarding future routes based on the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: CARGOMETRICS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Scott G. Borgerson, James E. Scully, Ethan E. Rowe, Robert A. Weisenseel, Ronnie Hoogerwerf
  • Patent number: 10117316
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein include a light-based communication system. The system includes a plurality of luminaires, in which each of the plurality of luminaires is configured to transmit light-based communication (LCom) signals, and a server communicatively coupled to the plurality of luminaires. The server is configured to assign an identifier to each of the plurality of luminaires, transmit the assigned identifier to each of the plurality of luminaires, in which each of the plurality of luminaires transmits the assigned identifier via LCom signals, rotate, in response to receiving a trigger signal, the assigned identifier for each of the plurality of luminaires, and transmit the rotated identifier to each of the plurality of luminaires, in which each of the plurality of luminaires transmits the rotated identifier via LCom signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Stout, Reiner Windisch, Nitin Kumar, Claus Diener, Klaus Ziemssen
  • Patent number: 10082793
    Abstract: A multi-mode transportation system and method are provided in which a scheduler service (SS) generates an initial transportation schedule (TS) including a list of transport legs where transport over one or more transport legs is via an autonomous vehicle (AV) from an initial scheduled pick-up location (ISPUL) at an initial scheduled pick-up time (ISPUT). The SS monitors for any changes to the initial TS, and if any are detected, updates the initial TS based on the changes to generate a current TS that includes a currently scheduled pick-up time (CSPUT) and a currently scheduled pick-up location (CSPUL) for the transport leg. The CSPUT/CSPUL can be the same as or different than the ISPUT/ISPUL depending on whether or not there were changes to the ISPUT/ISPUL. An AV can be selected from the fleet of AVs and automatically controlled to arrive at the CSPUL to pick-up the passenger by the CSPUT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Stuart Glaser
  • Patent number: 10083189
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the management of contact information, which may include automatic transfer processes, automatic update processes, automatic customization processes, automatic delivery processes, automatic storage processes, automatic portability processes, and/or automatic radial mining processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventor: James P. Bergin
  • Patent number: 10065653
    Abstract: A method and system for automatically creating a unique driver profile for a vehicle from driving habits. A unique driver profile is created with a portable on-board diagnostic series 2 (OBD-2) apparatus and/or linked and/or standalone network device (e.g., smart phone, tablet, wearable device, etc.). The unique driver profile is created from the accepted plural signals including time and geo-location data based on driving habits of the driver. The unique driver profile information is recorded on the apparatus and/or network device, downloaded at a later time or sent in real-time to check and verify an identity of the driver. The unique driver profile helps confirm an identity of the driver of the vehicle based on unique driving habits of the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Brian K. Phillips
  • Patent number: 10039022
    Abstract: A passive intermodulation detection system is provided to remotely identify passive intermodulation at a base station site and diagnose the type of intermodulation and location of the non-linearity that is the source of the passive intermodulation. The passive intermodulation detection system can generate a test signal in a first band that is transmitted by an antenna. Another antenna can receive a signal in another band, and the passive intermodulation detection system can analysis the received signal to determine whether an intermodulation product due to a non-linearity is present. Based on the type of intermodulation product, period, order, frequency, and etc., the type and location of the non-linearity can be identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Ernest Tsui, Peter Richard Wong, Paul Maxwell, Young Suh
  • Patent number: 10008121
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments illustrate method and system for managing a dispatch of vehicles based on generation of a dispatch schedule. The method includes generating a dispatch schedule for one or more vehicles at one or more time instants based on a first demand for the one or more vehicles along a route. For a current time instant, the method includes predicting a second demand for the one or more vehicles at each of the one or more stations, at time instants subsequent to the current time instant, based on a current demand. The method further includes updating the dispatch schedule by varying the count of vehicles to be dispatched from the first station based at least on the second demand. Further, the method includes transmitting a notification to a computing device installed in each of the one or more vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: CONDUENT BUSINESS SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Theja Tulabandhula, Narayanan Unny Edakunni
  • Patent number: 10006769
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus, a method and a system for setting up a destination and providing information are provided, in which the terminal apparatus includes a communicator which is configured to communicate with other terminal apparatuses, an input unit which is configured to receive a user command, a display which is configured to display a list including at least one item which corresponds to at least one of the other terminal apparatuses, and a controller which is configured to control the communicator to transmit destination information to a first terminal apparatus which corresponds to a selected item that is selected from among the at least one item included in the displayed list via the input unit. Accordingly, a user is provided with routes to the destination, without having to input address or name of the intended destination on his own terminal apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young-ho Rhee, Il-ku Chang, Young-kyu Jin
  • Patent number: 9988058
    Abstract: A method and system for automatically creating a unique driver profile for a vehicle from driving habits. A unique driver profile is created with a portable on-board diagnostic series 2 (OBD-2) apparatus and/or linked and/or standalone network device (e.g., smart phone, tablet, wearable device, etc.). The unique driver profile is created from the accepted plural signals including time and geo-location data based on driving habits of the driver. The unique driver profile information is recorded on the apparatus and/or network device, downloaded at a later time or sent in real-time to check and verify an identity of the driver. The unique driver profile helps confirm an identity of the driver of the vehicle based on unique driving habits of the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Brian K. Phillips
  • Patent number: 9956690
    Abstract: A robotic system that includes a robot and a remote station. The remote station can generate control commands that are transmitted to the robot through a broadband network. The control commands can be interpreted by the robot to induce action such as robot movement or focusing a robot camera. The robot can generate reporting commands that are transmitted to the remote station through the broadband network. The reporting commands can provide positional feedback or system reports on the robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: INTOUCH TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yulun Wang, Charles S. Jordan, Marco Pinter, Jonathan Southard
  • Patent number: 9952048
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus, a method and a system for setting up a destination and providing information are provided, in which the terminal apparatus includes a communicator which is configured to communicate with other terminal apparatuses, an input unit which is configured to receive a user command, a display which is configured to display a list including at least one item which corresponds to at least one of the other terminal apparatuses, and a controller which is configured to control the communicator to transmit destination information to a first terminal apparatus which corresponds to a selected item that is selected from among the at least one item included in the displayed list via the input unit. Accordingly, a user is provided with routes to the destination, without having to input address or name of the intended destination on his own terminal apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young-ho Rhee, Il-ku Chang, Young-kyu Jin
  • Patent number: 9915533
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus, a method and a system for setting up a destination and providing information are provided, in which the terminal apparatus includes a communicator which is configured to communicate with other terminal apparatuses, an input unit which is configured to receive a user command, a display which is configured to display a list including at least one item which corresponds to at least one of the other terminal apparatuses, and a controller which is configured to control the communicator to transmit destination information to a first terminal apparatus which corresponds to a selected item that is selected from among the at least one item included in the displayed list via the input unit. Accordingly, a user is provided with routes to the destination, without having to input address or name of the intended destination on his own terminal apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young-ho Rhee, Il-ku Chang, Young-kyu Jin
  • Patent number: 9902367
    Abstract: A vehicle including a user command reception unit for receiving a user command, a pattern decision unit for determining a vehicle use pattern on the basis of a reception time of the user command, and a low frequency (LF) transmission unit for transmitting a search signal of a smart key on the basis of the vehicle use pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventor: SeokHan Lee
  • Patent number: 9872163
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is disclosed to receive location data identifying the current location of a vehicle. A database, storing radio device records, is then queried. Each radio device record in the database identifies a radio device (e.g., a transmitter, receiver, transceiver, transponders, etc.) and a location of the radio device using a suitable coordinate system. Radio device records associated with radio devices likely to be within communication range of the vehicle may then be retrieved from the database. These radio device records may be used to generate a radio device list that may be presented to an occupant of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Inventor: J. Carl Cooper
  • Patent number: 9860713
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of informing of a service that is performed by a first station (STA) in a wireless LAN system. The method includes receiving a second service informing frame from a second STA, wherein the second service informing frame includes second service information that is the information on a service served by the second STA; and transmitting a first service informing frame. The first service informing frame includes first service information that is the information on a service served by the first STA, and the second service information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yong Ho Seok, Ji Hyun Lee
  • Patent number: 9853959
    Abstract: An electronic personal data locker system is described in which personal data is stored, organized, accessed, and/or maintained, among others activities. In an embodiment, the personal data locker system comprises multiple personal data lockers that each store different types of personal information and/or data of a user. The personal data lockers are established by the system and may be integrated with mobile computing devices. The system may enable the sharing of the gathered data with third parties and/or may enable the user to set preferences for what data is to be shared with various third parties. The system may further provide convenience in providing personal data to third parties via a standard application programming interface (API). The system may also enable the finding and/or calculating of user-related insights based on the gathered data through correlation, aggregation, and/or analysis of the user's personal data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: CONSUMERINFO.COM, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Joseph Kapczynski, Michael John Dean
  • Patent number: 9798996
    Abstract: This invention provides a global strategic picture of commodity movements generated by tracking ships from satellite and other sources and then combining ship location and movement information with at least one other data set, such as vessel, port, cargo, weather, or market data. Ship positions are integrated with other data, such as vessel, port, cargo, weather, and market information, to create a global strategic picture of commodity flows. A global strategic picture may then be generated by combining (i) ship movements gathered by satellite and other sources, with (ii) vessel, port, cargo, weather, market, and other data from existing sources, and (iii) a time history of these data sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: CargoMetrics Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Scott G. Borgerson, G. Rockford Weitz, Douglas A. Raymond
  • Patent number: 9797741
    Abstract: The present invention has an object to provide a technique capable of appropriately determining whether a vehicle has entered a facility range. A navigation apparatus includes a storage, a position detector, and an entry determining unit. The storage stores map information including a facility range. The position detector detects a position of an own vehicle. The entry determining unit determines that, in a case where the position of the own vehicle detected by the position detector has entered an entry determination range associated with the facility range, the own vehicle has entered the facility range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Nakae, Makoto Mikuriya, Hidehiko Ohki
  • Patent number: 9788276
    Abstract: A method and apparatus minimize current consumption related to accessing a local network in a multi-mode mobile terminal. Current location information of the multi-mode mobile terminal is checked through a first communication module. A second communication module for a local network is turned-on when the current location information of the multi-mode mobile terminal corresponds to stored location information. The second communication module is turned-off when a connection to the local network is interrupted and the current location information of the multi-mode mobile terminal does not correspond to the stored location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seung Hoon Nam
  • Patent number: 9766329
    Abstract: A wireless alarm and location system and method of locating an object are provided. The system includes a transceiver contained within a housing enclosure. At least one activation element is located at least partially within the housing enclosure. At least a first omnidirectional signal is communicated from the transceiver upon activation of the activation element. An alarm and location element is positioned remote from the housing enclosure, wherein the alarm and location element receives the first omnidirectional signal and calculates a location of the housing enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Secure Care Products, LLC
    Inventors: Albert Larose, Doug Richard, Matthew Cammack, Christopher D. Stevens, Mike Singer, Sam Corliss, Vijaya Kodali, Ray Scott
  • Patent number: 9746853
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for traffic signal timing estimation are disclosed. Traffic signal timing estimation may include a vehicle identifying transportation network information representing a vehicle transportation network including an intersection. The transportation network information may include expected traffic control device state information corresponding to the intersection, such as a support vector regression based machine learning model trained for the intersection. The vehicle may identify a route through the vehicle transportation network that includes the intersection based on the expected traffic control device state information and may control the traversal of the vehicle transportation network by the vehicle based on the expected traffic control device state information to minimize one or more operational cost metrics. Training the model may include identifying training data from input data previously generated and stored by a traffic control device controller of the intersection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Nissan North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Scheepjens, Ali Mortazavi, Vikram Krishnamurthy
  • Patent number: 9740656
    Abstract: Provided is a data bus driving circuit including: a data processing unit that processes input data and outputs processed data; a first logic inversion unit that selects, based on a determination result signal, one of the processed data and inverted data obtained by logically inverting each value of a plurality of bits constituting the processed data, and outputs the selected data to a data bus; and an inversion determination unit that compares the data output from the first logic inversion unit with the input data that has not been processed by the data processing unit, and outputs the determination result signal based on a comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9722686
    Abstract: The present document is for a wireless communication with reduced internal signaling burden in the distributed antenna system (DAS). In the proposed method, a user equipment (UE) receives signals, from the network, by multiple distributed unit (DUs) distributed within the UE, wherein the multiple DUs comprise one or more main DUs and one or more sub DUs; reports, by the sub DUs, first reception information of the signals to one of the main DUs; reports, by the one of the main DUs, second reception information of the signals to a central unit (CU) controlling the multiple DUs based on the first reception information of the signals; and determines, at the CU, which one or more DUs among the multiple DUs are to transfer the received signals to the CU based on the second reception information of the signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kyungmin Park, Jiwon Kang, Kitae Kim, Kilbom Lee, Heejin Kim
  • Patent number: 9674670
    Abstract: Communicating with isolated mobile devices in indoor positioning systems is provided. Information is received from a first mobile device connected to both a first network of a designated environment and a second mobile device that is not connected to the first network. The information includes one or more identifiers of the second mobile device. An estimated location of the second mobile device is determined based, at least in part, on the information received from the first mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lambert S. Berentsen, Gregory J. Boss, Rick A. Hamilton, II, James R. Kozloski
  • Patent number: 9654923
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and systems relating to location-based services such as providing a geofencing, outputting location-based information on a mobile device, varying transmissions to and from a mobile device, and providing location-based alerts. More specifically, a method can include receiving data defining a geofence, monitoring a current location, comparing the current location with the geofence, determining that the current location is within the geofence, and in response altering the state of an application on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Phillips, Frank Schroth, Geoffrey M. Palmer, Stefan G. Zielinski, Allen P. Smith, Colin M. Cunningham, III
  • Patent number: 9653948
    Abstract: A wireless electric field power transmission system comprises: a transmitter comprising a transmitter antenna, the transmitter antenna comprising at least two conductors defining a volume therebetween; and at least one receiver, wherein the transmitter antenna transfers power wirelessly via electric field coupling when the at least one receiver is within the volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: SOLACE POWER INC.
    Inventors: Nagesh Polu, Md. Jahangir Alam, Sheikh Mominul Islam, Nima Soltani
  • Patent number: 9608955
    Abstract: Location-based notification includes establishment of a rally point and subsequent notification of a user when another user enters the rally point. Senders may set up rally points at various physical locations and specify one or more target recipients that are to be notified when the sender enters the rally point. Target recipients may specify communication settings that dictate whether and/or how they wish to receive notifications under a variety of circumstances. When a sender having a computing device enters a rally point location, a notification is sent from the computing device to a location-based notification service, which notifies each of the target recipients in a manner that complies with the target recipient's individual communication settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Graham Dyor
  • Patent number: 9495811
    Abstract: A method of and apparatus for creating record data for an authorizing body of, for example, skips and other waste containers is disclosed. Such a system includes receiving data from a telemetry system attached to a skip lorry. This data includes, vehicle identification data, location data identifying a location of the vehicle and loading/unloading data identifying when an object is loaded onto and/or unloaded from the vehicle. This data is then processed to determine locations where waste containers have been loaded and unloaded from vehicles and compare this to a permit booking system to ensure compliance with the booking system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: GRID SMARTER CITIES LTD
    Inventor: Neil Herron
  • Patent number: 9461872
    Abstract: A distinguished node is dynamically selected from a subset of nodes in a wireless network. Data samples from the subset of nodes are received in view of the distinguished node status. At least one estimate is generated from the data samples and the data samples are compressed conditioned on the estimate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Raul Hernan Etkin, Erik Ordentlich, Gadiel Seroussi, Marcelo Weinberger
  • Patent number: 9412378
    Abstract: Equipment includes a first interface intended to be connected to a sound reproduction device and at least one second interface intended to be connected to at least one microphone, an acoustic processing unit adapted for delivering an audio signal filtered by attenuation or suppression of a reference audio signal from an audio signal received via the second interface. In an initialisation phase, the equipment determines a propagation latency; configures a buffer with a reading-triggering threshold defined according to the determined propagation latency. In a nominal operating phase, the equipment transmits a third audio signal via the first interface, the third audio signal being the reference signal after passing through the buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: SAGEMCOM BROADBAND SAS
    Inventor: Etienne Evrard
  • Patent number: 9397759
    Abstract: A system, in certain embodiments, includes a subsea acoustic frequency interrogation and data system. The subsea acoustic frequency interrogation and data system includes a master acoustic transceiver configured to broadcast an acoustic activation signal and an acoustic frequency interrogated data transmitter configured to generate power from the acoustic activation signal and activate a sensor configured to measure an operating parameter of subsea equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventor: Donald Scott Coonrod