Position Indication Transmitted By Vehicle After Receipt Of Information From Local Station Patents (Class 340/991)
  • Patent number: 11989749
    Abstract: A driver scoring (DS) computing device for scoring driving activity for a driver in real-time is provided. The DS computing device includes at least one processor in communication with at least one memory, the at least one processor configured to: (i) receive sensor data about a driver in a vehicle; (ii) determine, from the sensor data, a driver activity including at least a duration for the activity; (iii) calculate a score for the determined activity, wherein the score depends on at least one of a type of activity and the duration of the activity; (iv) retrieve a driver profile associated with the driver from the at least one memory, the driver profile including at least one of user input preferences and a history of payment transactions; and (v) generate at least one merchant incentive based on the score and the driver profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Christopher T. Scholl, Regan E. Harmon
  • Patent number: 11940540
    Abstract: In a position correction information delivery system using a positioning scheme in which a receiver and a reference station measure a phase of a carrier wave from a satellite and position information of the receiver is obtained in real time based on position correction information transmitted from the reference station, the receiver transmits a request for position correction information to a first base station managing a cell that the receiver camps on, on reception of the request from the receiver, the first base station selects a nearby second base station having a reference station or a nearby reference station from those registered in a database, receives the position correction information from the selected second base station or reference station, and broadcasts the position correction information to the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shusuke Tsumura
  • Patent number: 11940977
    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: December 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: CLIMATE LLC
    Inventor: Marian Farah
  • Patent number: 11908328
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for determining whether a driving environment has changed relative to previously stored information about the driving environment. The apparatus may include an autonomous driving computer system configured to detect one or more vehicles in the driving environment, and determine corresponding trajectories for those detected vehicles. The autonomous driving computer system may then compare the determined trajectories to an expected trajectory of a hypothetical vehicle in the driving environment. Based on the comparison, the autonomous driving computer system may determine whether the driving environment has changed and/or a probability that the driving environment has changed, relative to the previously stored information about the driving environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventor: David Ian Franklin Ferguson
  • Patent number: 11904800
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle including a vehicle propulsion system, a braking system, a steering system, and a computing system that is in communication with the vehicle propulsion system, the brake system, and the steering system. The computing system can receive an indication an account associated with a passenger of the autonomous vehicle for a trip of the autonomous vehicle includes a predefined parent-child link with a second account. The predefined parent-child link indicates the account associated with the passenger is subordinate to the second account and a parent-child relationship exists between the passenger and a person associated with the second account. Responsive to receiving the indication of the parent-child link and the passenger being the child in the parent-child relationship, the computing system can control the autonomous vehicle to enable a linked account feature that would otherwise be disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: GM CRUISE HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Jacqueline Mary Shannon, Stephanie Olivia Engle, Mallory McMillan, Jessica Davies, Jessica Uelmen
  • Patent number: 11818981
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method comprises determining, in received yield data, one or more passes, each pass including a plurality of observations. For each pass of the one or more passes, one or more discrete derivatives are determined, and based on the one or more discrete derivatives first outlier data is generated. First filtered data is generated by removing the first outlier data from the yield data. Furthermore, for each observation in the yield data, a plurality of nearest neighbor observations is determined, and used to determine a plurality of absolute differences in yield values. Based on the plurality of absolute differences, second outlier data is determined. Second filtered data is generated by removing the second outlier data from the first filtered data. Using a presentation layer of a computer system, a graphical representation of the second filtered data is generated and displayed on the computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: CLIMATE LLC
    Inventors: Yiqun Li, Jeffrey Gerard
  • Patent number: 11797946
    Abstract: In an approach to real-time scheduling of transportation boarding times, one or more computer processors receive a request for a boarding time on a bus at a bus stop from a user. One or more computer processors retrieve data associated with one or more buses. One or more computer processors retrieve data associated with one or more bus stops. Based on the request, the retrieved bus data, and the retrieved bus stop data, one or more computer processors compute a boarding time. One or more computer processors transmit the boarding time to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Konstantinos Semertzidis
  • Patent number: 11720837
    Abstract: Systems and methods including one or more processors and one or more non-transitory storage devices storing computing instructions configured to run on the one or more processors and perform: receiving a request to generate one or more schedules for one or more drivers; determining one or more respective day cab schedules for each respective day cab driver of the one or more drivers; assigning one or more permanent drivers of the one or more drivers to one or more permanent tractors; assigning at least one driver of one or more remaining drivers of the one or more drivers to at least one tractor using a first set of rules; generating the one or more schedules for the one or more drivers; and coordinating displaying the one or more schedules for the one or more drivers on an electronic device of a user. Other embodiments are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Kunlei Lian, Ming Ni, Mingang Fu
  • Patent number: 11670178
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods, systems, and program products are provided that assist in aspects of aerial surveying, including selective display of planned flight path segments, marking of ground conditions, monitoring coverage of a planned flight path, and providing guidance information for aircraft navigation, including speed and turns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: ARKIDAN SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventor: Noah Aklilu
  • Patent number: 11645925
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods, systems, and program products are provided that assist in aspects of aerial surveying, including selective display of planned flight path segments, marking of ground conditions, monitoring coverage of a planned flight path, and providing guidance information for aircraft navigation, including speed and turns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: ARKIDAN SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventor: Noah Aklilu
  • Patent number: 11636765
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for determining whether a driving environment has changed relative to previously stored information about the driving environment. The apparatus may include an autonomous driving computer system configured to detect one or more vehicles in the driving environment, and determine corresponding trajectories for those detected vehicles. The autonomous driving computer system may then compare the determined trajectories to an expected trajectory of a hypothetical vehicle in the driving environment. Based on the comparison, the autonomous driving computer system may determine whether the driving environment has changed and/or a probability that the driving environment has changed, relative to the previously stored information about the driving environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventor: David Ian Franklin Ferguson
  • Patent number: 11620677
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes systems and methods for providing enhanced location analysis and consumer insights using mobile sightings data. An approximate geographic location is useful to mobile service providers and advertisers who wish to provide targeted content to consumers based on their location. The location analysis described herein provides more depth and detail about the detected geographic location of the consumer and also insights into business locations visited by the user of the device, consumer/market segments and patterns of behavior (for an individual consumer and/or for aggregated group of consumers), retail trends and patterns, and other profile information. For example, a location profile analytics system as described herein can determine a probability that an approximate geographic location actually corresponds to a specific geographic location, such as a business location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Experian Information Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Tsang, Andrew John Hickman, Honghao Shan, Yaqi Tao, Gregor Bonin, Shanji Xiong, Lingyun Zhang
  • Patent number: 11551179
    Abstract: A system includes a memory and at least one processor to determine a location of each vehicle of a plurality of vehicles that have freight capacity, determine a distance of each vehicle to a location of each uncovered shipment of a plurality of uncovered shipments, determine an estimated time of arrival for each vehicle to arrive at the location of each uncovered shipment of the plurality of uncovered shipments, determine a particular vehicle of the plurality of vehicles having a highest score that is selected to service a particular uncovered shipment of the plurality of uncovered shipments, the highest score based on the distance, the estimated time of arrival, and a pick up time for the particular uncovered shipment, and transmit a notification to a computing device of an operator of the particular vehicle that indicates that the particular vehicle is selected to service the particular uncovered shipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: VuTrans Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Josh Jonte, Paul Schultz, Mark Hogan
  • Patent number: 11544247
    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: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: CLIMATE LLC
    Inventor: Marian Farah
  • Patent number: 11480979
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a transport operation control method and apparatus. The method includes determining to interchange a vehicle to be changed selected among a plurality of vehicles with a vehicle for replacement, transmitting an instruction such that the vehicle for replacement travels a circuit between the vehicle to he changed and a vehicle traveling behind, and transmitting an instruction such that over a time period from the vehicle for replacement starting traveling on the path until finishing one lap of the path, In the method, a time interval at which each of all remaining vehicles other than the vehicle to be changed among the plurality of vehicles and the vehicle for replacement passes an arbitrary point on the path becomes approximately constant. The method further includes instructing the vehicle to be changed to leave the path after the vehicle for replacement finishes the lap of the path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Umeda
  • Patent number: 11478715
    Abstract: Various aspects of the subject technology relate to systems, methods, and machine-readable media for user matchmaking. The method includes training a quality model and an embedding model based on historical data and user control options. The method also includes receiving user control options and matchmaking requests from users. The method also includes embedding, through the embedding model, user data regarding the users into an embedded space based on the received user control options and the matchmaking requests. The method also includes determining, based on the embedded user data, that a distance between two users satisfies a distance threshold. The method also includes matching the two users when the determined distance satisfies the distance threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Electronic Arts Inc.
    Inventors: Meng Wu, Qilian Yu, Harold Henry Chaput, Navid Aghdaie, Kazi Atif-Uz Zaman, Kenneth Alan Moss
  • Patent number: 11467602
    Abstract: Systems and methods for training a robot to autonomously travel a route. In one embodiment, a robot can detect an initial placement in an initialization location. Beginning from the initialization location, the robot can create a map of a navigable route and surrounding environment during a user-controlled demonstration of the navigable route. After the demonstration, the robot can later detect a second placement in the initialization location, and then autonomously navigate the navigable route. The robot can then subsequently detect errors associated with the created map. Methods and systems associated with the robot are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Brain Corporation
    Inventors: Jean-Baptiste Passot, Andrew Smith, Botond Szatmary, Borja Ibarz Gabardos, Cody Griffin, Jaldert Rombouts, Oleg Sinyavskiy, Eugene Izhikevich
  • Patent number: 11430338
    Abstract: A system and/or method includes comprising designating, from a plurality of vehicles at an intersection, a first vehicle as a lead vehicle, actuating a second vehicle to follow the lead vehicle, and after determining that the lead vehicle has entered the intersection, designating the second vehicle as the lead vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Omar Antonio Ramirez Pavon, Carlos Alberto Caballero De Ita, Edgar Javier Ortega Garcia
  • Patent number: 11392881
    Abstract: A network computer system operates to monitor a location of multiple freight vehicle. For each freight vehicle of a candidate set, a determination is made as to the amount of additive travel that the freight vehicle would likely incur in traveling to a loading location of a new freight load, based at least in part on the monitored location information communicated from the operator device associated with that freight operator. The network computer system implements a matching process to match the freight load with one of the freight vehicles of the candidate set. The network computer system also determines a shipment value for transporting the freight load, based on the additive amount of travel which the freight vehicle is to perform. In some examples, the network computer system directs the matched freight operator to the loading location, using a device of the matched freight operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William Driegert, Eric Berdinis
  • Patent number: 11356430
    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: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: ConsumerInfo.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Joseph Kapczynski, Michael John Dean
  • Patent number: 11343965
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method comprises determining, in received yield data, one or more passes, each pass including a plurality of observations. For each pass of the one or more passes, one or more discrete derivatives are determined, and based on the one or more discrete derivatives first outlier data is generated. First filtered data is generated by removing the first outlier data from the yield data. Furthermore, for each observation in the yield data, a plurality of nearest neighbor observations is determined, and used to determine a plurality of absolute differences in yield values. Based on the plurality of absolute differences, second outlier data is determined. Second filtered data is generated by removing the second outlier data from the first filtered data. Using a presentation layer of a computer system, a graphical representation of the second filtered data is generated and displayed on the computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Climate LLC
    Inventors: Yiqun Li, Jeffrey Gerard
  • Patent number: 11340631
    Abstract: A self-driving car scheduling method, a car scheduling server, and a self-driving car includes receiving a ride request; determining, according to the ride request and driving information of self-driving cars within a management range, at least one first candidate car from the multiple self-driving cars; calculating a first time required by each first candidate car to arrive at a ride destination according to current location information, current road status information, and planned route information of each first candidate car; determining a final candidate car from the at least one first candidate car according to the first time corresponding to each first candidate car.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Huimin Zhang
  • Patent number: 11299094
    Abstract: A vehicle exit assist apparatus includes: a right BSM ECU configured to issue a warning when a moving object approaching an own vehicle is detected; and a message uttering device including an amplifier and a speaker configured to operate by electric power supplied from an in-vehicle battery, and being configured to utter a sound message in accordance with control of the right BSM ECU. The right BSM ECU is configured to supply electric power to the message uttering device when a generator configured to charge the in-vehicle battery is operating, and bring the power supply to the message uttering device to an OFF state when a predetermined condition is satisfied after the generator is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Iwao Izumikawa, Koji Takeuchi, Masaho Ishida
  • Patent number: 11285962
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for one-click registration drivers in a load transport network via a mobile device messaging application includes the step of obtaining a driver information in a digital format. The method includes the step of passing via a computer network, the driver information to a driver registration/tracking application programming interface (API). The method includes the step of storing the driver information in a database; generating a hyperlink and send hyperlink to driver's smart phone as a text message, hyperlink includes a parameter mapped to the driver. The method includes the step of receiving a message that the driver has clicked on the hyperlink. The method includes the step of downloading a driver registration/tracking application to the mobile device after the driver has clicked on the hyperlink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventors: Syed Aman, Sharanjeet Singh Grewal, Zahed Khan, Wan-Ju Wang
  • Patent number: 11225145
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus for an emergency control is provided. The electronic apparatus controls a human machine interface associated with a first vehicle to display a first user-selectable element. The electronic apparatus receives a first input, which corresponds to a first selection of the first user-selectable element. The first selection indicates a request to enable an emergency mode. The electronic apparatus activates a timer, which is associated with the electronic apparatus, for a pre-determined time period based on the first input. The electronic apparatus establishes a first communication with an emergency device associated with the first vehicle for the emergency mode, based on an expiration of the timer. The electronic apparatus deactivates a second user-selectable element on the human machine interface based on the first communication. The electronic apparatus receives one or more control instructions for the first vehicle from the emergency device based on the first communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jerry Erin Bonnah, Narith Choeun
  • Patent number: 11202326
    Abstract: A wireless communication system comprises a host device (110) and mobile devices (120) arranged for wireless communication and for distance (140) measurement. The host device has a user interface (113) comprising a connect button (115), and is arranged to execute a connection sequence upon a user activating the connect button. The connection sequence first determines respective distances between the host and respective mobile devices. A first mobile device is identified exhibiting a movement. Then a connection action is executed regarding a connection between the first mobile device and the host device. The mobile device is arranged for executing a ranging protocol and, upon subsequently receiving a convection message, executing a connection action regarding a connection between the first mobile device and the host device. Effectively a connection may be established upon the user of a mobile device pressing a single button on a selected host device and moving the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Walter Dees, Johannes Arnoldus Cornelis Bernsen
  • Patent number: 11176822
    Abstract: A computer system can determine historical interval data of a freight operator from completed freight service requests associated with the freight operator. Additionally, while the freight operator is fulfilling a current freight service request, the computer system can determine at least a first likely downtime interval for a non-operating activity of the freight operator prior to the freight operator arriving at a pickup location or a destination location of the current freight service request, based on the historical interval data. Also, the computer system can determine an estimated arrival time for the freight operator to arrive at the pickup location or the destination location of the current freight service request, based at least in part on the first likely down time interval. Moreover, the computer system can update a record associated with the freight operator to reflect the estimated arrival time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Luis Madrigal, Eyal Lasker, Xiao Guo, Padmini Pyapali, Tony Ran Zhang
  • Patent number: 11153248
    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: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Graham Dyor
  • Patent number: 11138310
    Abstract: Devices and nodes associated with a vehicle may communicate using a higher-level, common messaging protocol over an ad-hoc network to publish and subscribe to services, even though different nodes may utilize different types of links and channels. The network includes a rules node that is fixedly connected to the vehicle and that stores a set of rules. Given a possible publisher, subscriber, and/or a service, a node action is allowed or denied based on the set of rules. The rules may be generated or updated based on priorities, security levels, and/or characteristics of publishers, subscribers, their respective users, and/or services; a current dynamic condition; and/or user input. The rules node and at least one other node may be transported by the vehicle, and both transported nodes and nodes external to the vehicle may use the common messaging protocol to join the ad-hoc network, discover other nodes, authenticate, and publish/consume services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: GOGO BUSINESS AVIATION LLC
    Inventors: Ronald A. Wahler, Kevin Mahoney, Jon Worosylo
  • Patent number: 11100452
    Abstract: Systems and methods include generating an integrated pricing package that incorporates attributes associated with a freight shipment that are updated and analyzed in real-time. Embodiments of the present disclosure relate updating in real-time carrier attributes associated with a carrier. The carrier attributes are associated with each different transportation platform provided by the carrier and fluctuate depending on an availability of each different transportation platform. The carrier attributes are also analyzed in real-time to determine which carrier attributes apply to each freight shipment. The customized pricing parameters for each freight shipment are generated by integrating the carrier attributes that apply to each freight shipment and are customized to each freight shipment based on the real-time update and analysis of the fluctuating carrier attributes that apply to each freight shipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Banyan Technology
    Inventor: Lance Healy
  • Patent number: 11085779
    Abstract: A method for route planning for an autonomous vehicle includes determining whether a route to a destination includes a stall factor and determining whether the autonomous vehicle will be occupied during the route. The method also includes determining an alternate route based on the determined stall factor when the autonomous vehicle will be unoccupied. The method still further includes controlling the autonomous vehicle to drive on the alternate route when the alternate route does not include a stall factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Urano, Kentaro Ichikawa, Junya Ueno
  • Patent number: 11080806
    Abstract: An on-demand transportation management system can receive transport requests in connection with an on-demand transportation service, each transport request indicating a start location and a destination. The system can determine a set of candidate vehicles to service each transport request, and can further determine a non-trip risk value for servicing the transport request. The system may then select an optimal vehicle in the set of candidate vehicles based at least in part on the non-trip risk value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dima Kislovskiy, David McAllister Bradley
  • Patent number: 11055988
    Abstract: A traffic monitoring system and method for mapping traffic speed and density while preserving privacy. The system can include fixed stations that make up a network and mobile probes that are associated with vehicles. The system and method do not gather, store, or transmit any unique or identifying information, and thereby preserves the privacy of members of traffic. The system and method provide real-time traffic density and speed mapping. The system and method can further be integrated with a complementary flood monitoring system and method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: KING ABDULLAH UNIVERCITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Edward Canepa, Christian Claudel, Atif Shamim, Ahmad Dehwah, Mustafa Mousa, Jiming Jiang
  • Patent number: 11030570
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to doorstep delivery of services and products, and more particularly to a system and a method for dynamic fleet management for order delivery are provided. Initially, a primary route is assigned to a vehicle from a fleet of vehicles, based on at least one of a known order and a forecasted order. Further, when the vehicle is in transit along the primary route, in response to an input with respect to at least one of a route alteration parameter, one of an alternate route or a corrective action, is determined, and one or more corresponding actions are triggered, which helps with the order delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: TATA COLSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Sumit Raut, Mohit Pandey, Pushpkumar Jain, Devang Patel, Ankur Chakraborty, Prosenjit Mondal, Abhishek Rajpoot
  • Patent number: 11010364
    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: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: THE CLIMATE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Marian Farah
  • Patent number: 10991063
    Abstract: A system and method for optimization of on-demand microtransit is provided. A list of possible stops of one or more vehicles is maintained. A plurality of requests for transportation are received, each of the requests associated with at least one traveler. Travelers to be transported by one of the vehicles are selected. A set of a minimal number of the stops is selected, the set comprising at least one stop that is within a predefined walking distance of the origin location of each of the selected travelers and at least one stop within the predefined walking distance of the destination location of each of the selected travelers. Potential routes are identified for the vehicle that include the stops in the set. The potential routes are evaluated using a plurality of constraints and one of the routes is selected for fulfilling the requests of the selected travelers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: CONDUENT BUSINESS SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew E. Klenk, Christian Fritz, Rong Yang
  • Patent number: 10982614
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for calculating a fuel aging of fuel in a fuel tank. In one example, a method may include alerting a vehicle operator and/or adjusting engine operating parameters in response to a fuel aging being greater than a threshold aging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Brien Fulton, Eric Kurtz
  • Patent number: 10972855
    Abstract: A mobile computing device that provides location information through directional sound is described herein. The mobile computing device includes a location detection system that provides location signals corresponding to a user location and a destination location, such as a vehicle location or a vertex of a predefined travel route, to a spatial audio generation system to define a spatial audio signal based on a direction from the user location to the destination location. The spatial audio signal is provided to an audio device of the mobile computing device that outputs the spatial audio signal as directional sound having a locus at the destination location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Stephanie Olivia Engle
  • Patent number: 10956852
    Abstract: Disclosed is method including receiving digital vehicle data for a fleet of vehicles like trucks, trains, planes, drones, etc., the digital vehicle data being one or more of GPS/location-based 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 vehicle. 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 vehicles available to load at a specified dock and/or deliver a cargo to a specified dock, in each case within a specified period of time and generating suggestions for one or more vehicles regarding future routes based on the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Cargometrics Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Scott G. Borgerson, James E. Scully, Ethan E. Rowe, Robert A. Weisenseel, Ronnie Hoogerwerf
  • Patent number: 10942250
    Abstract: An ultrawide band two-way ranging based positioning system includes a number of active tags each having a position, and a number of beacons configured for location of a position of a tag of the plurality of active tags. The active tags and the beacons are synchronized continuously to a common time base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: ROSEMOUNT INC.
    Inventors: Avishai Bartov, Yossi Zlotnick
  • Patent number: 10930157
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for automated real-time routing within a fleet of geographically distributed drivers are disclosed. Embodiments may operate to dispatch orders and determine routing in real-time in a geographic area through application of rule-based filtering of drivers and selective application of optimal or non-optimal routing solutions utilizing the real-time locations of drivers, real-time conditions within the geographic area and the locations for the set of orders being routed by the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: DROPOFF, INC.
    Inventors: Sean Edward Spector, Richard Leu, Algis Woss, Christian Carollo
  • Patent number: 10882190
    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: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: TELADOC HEALTH, INC.
    Inventors: Yulun Wang, Charles S. Jordan, Marco Pinter, Jonathan Southard
  • Patent number: 10847036
    Abstract: A device receives location information and work order information associated with multiple vehicles, and groups the location information into engine off information, idling information, and journey information. The device combines, based on the journey information, the engine off information and the idling information to generate vehicle stop information associated with the plurality of vehicles, and matches corresponding work order information with the vehicle stop information to generate matched information. The device extracts stop-wise features, points of interest features, stop cluster features, and sequential features from the vehicle stop information, and utilizes the stop-wise features, the points of interest features, the stop cluster features, and the sequential features with a model to determine work order stops and non-work order stops for the multiple vehicles. The device provides information associated with the work order stops and the non-work order stops for the multiple vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Connect Ireland Limited
    Inventors: Leonardo Sarti, Luca Bravi, Francesco Sambo, Leonardo Taccari, Matteo Simoncini, Samuele Salti, Alessandro Lori
  • 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