Map Display Patents (Class 340/995.1)
  • Patent number: 10304087
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a system includes a map store, a map server, and a content server. The map server identifies a set of content items in which each content item is associated with a geographic location that is presented in a portion of a map, determines, for a given content item, an adjusted value of a given content item based at least in part on a base value for the content given item and a set of adjustment factors for one or more other content items in the set of content items, selects content items from the set of content items based on the adjusted values, and provides data that present the selected content items on the portion of the map presented at the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Sergei Vassilvitskii, Mohammad Mahdian
  • Patent number: 10302448
    Abstract: An automobile periphery information display system can display actual situations around an own vehicle as superimposing on a map, and detects situations around the own vehicle with a sensor device. A navigation device specifies a current position and a travel direction of the own vehicle and reads map data of a peripheral region including the current position from a map database. An object determination unit detects existence of a detection object based on sensor information detected by the sensor device and determines a category of the detection object. Meanwhile, a position detection unit obtains positional information of the detection object based on the sensor information with the own vehicle being as a reference. An image generation unit generates a map image in which an icon corresponding to the detection object is superimposed on the map data at a position indicated by the positional information detected by the object determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignees: SHUICHI TOYAMA, IMAGE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi Tayama
  • Patent number: 10306202
    Abstract: Aspects of the technology encompass image encoding, which includes generating image content according to a viewpoint defined by image viewpoint data. Successive output images are generated such that each output image includes image content generated according to one or more viewpoints, and encoding metadata associated with each output image which indicates each viewpoint relating to image content contained in that output image, and which defines which portions of that output image were generated according to each of those viewpoints. An image display method for generating successive display images from successive input images is also provided, which includes re-projecting portions of each input image to form a respective display image, according to any differences between a desired display viewpoint and a particular viewpoint defined for that portion by metadata associated with a respective input image. The metadata indicating viewpoints relating to image content contained in the respective input images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe Limited
    Inventors: Sharwin Winesh Raghoebardajal, Ian Henry Bickerstaff
  • Patent number: 10282797
    Abstract: A method for classifying a prospective traveler based on statistical inference is described herein. The method comprises receiving an input associated with the prospective traveler. Encoded representation of preferences and goals may be extracted from the input and levels and may be assigned to the preferences and goals. Based on the levels assigned to the preferences and goals, the prospective traveler may be classified according to one or more traveler profiles. Based on the classification, one or more consumer choices may be offered to the prospective traveler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Amgine Technologies (US), Inc.
    Inventors: L. James Valverde, Jr., Harold Roy Miller, Jonathan David Miller
  • Patent number: 10281288
    Abstract: According to one or more embodiments of this disclosure, the vehicle navigation device includes an image capturing component, a wireless communication component, a positioning component and a processor. The image capturing component is configured to capture an event data image of an external condition of a vehicle. The positioning component is configured to obtain a vehicle position and provide it to the processor. The processor is configured to upload the vehicle position and the event data image via the wireless communication component in response to a uploading instruction, and download driving information, corresponding to the vehicle position and a destination position, via the wireless communication component in response to a downloading instruction, wherein the driving information includes information of at least one driving route and one or more real-time street views corresponding to the at least one driving route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joe-Wen Huang, Jia-Chi Lin
  • Patent number: 10282916
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a mapping application that displays a rotation of a 3D map and corresponding rotation of a set of map labels overlaying the 3D map in response to receiving input to rotate the 3D map. When a particular map label in the set of map labels rotates towards an upside down orientation, the mapping application also replaces the particular map label with a version of the particular map label arranged in a right side up orientation to prevent the particular map label from being displayed in the upside down orientation in the 3D map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Anders Mikael Adlers, Christopher F. Marrin, Elisabeth Lindkvist, Jeffrey Paul McCurdy Hultquist, Ian MacDonald Henderson, II
  • Patent number: 10269047
    Abstract: Certain embodiments involve providing advertisements during navigation on an electronic device. For example, when the device is left idle for a period of time because the user of the device has not given a navigation command, the mobile device may present an advertisement. The advertisement may be displayed, for example, until the user returns and gives an additional navigation or other command, ending the idle period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Wallace, Dominic Butler, James Mulholland
  • Patent number: 10269190
    Abstract: A method analyzes characteristics of a vehicle driver, especially for insurance purposes. The method is performed by a cooperation of an analyzing vehicle system in a vehicle and a stationary processing unit remote from the vehicle. The analyzing vehicle system determines a driver operation characteristics parameter from the driving vehicle and sends the parameter to the stationary processing unit. The stationary processing unit derives a metric from that parameter as driver operation characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Walter Steven Rosenbaum
  • Patent number: 10260896
    Abstract: A vehicle having a route planning device that includes a processor configured to identify a start location for a journey and a destination for the journey. One or more modes of transport for completing at least a portion of the journey are identified. The processor generates a travel route from the start location to the destination. The generated route includes a plurality of modes of transport. At least one of the one or more identified modes of transport is selected in dependence on one or more preferences associated with the user. Also provided is a method of planning a travel route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Jaguar Land Rover Limited
    Inventors: Harpreet Singh, Lee Skrypchuk
  • Patent number: 10247557
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses are provided for transmitting map data images in a limited bandwidth environment. In one embodiment, the method comprises determining or predicting, using a processor, a traffic condition or a weather condition for a location. The method further comprises developing at least one map image depicting the traffic condition or weather condition. The method further comprises encoding the map image in at least one payload. The method further comprises transmitting the at least one payload over-the-air to a navigation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Sunil Kumar Chintakindi, Anatoly Belkin
  • Patent number: 10228262
    Abstract: A method for depicting location attributes in a map environment. The method includes receiving a request for parameters about a first type of location. The method includes determining a first set of directional arrows, where each directional arrow is associated with a location and has a first set of properties based on the parameters about the first type of location. The method further includes determining a selection of a first directional arrow, which is associated with a first location, from the first set of directional arrows. Modifications to the first set of directional arrows are made based on the selection of the first directional arrow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Francis Sujai Arokiaraj, Senthil K. Venkatesan
  • Patent number: 10225443
    Abstract: Provided is an operation apparatus including a main body section including an operation section including a first operation section for performing a record operation of an image pickup device and a display section that displays an image transmitted from the image pickup device, and a fixation section that fixes the main body section to an attachment object. The first operation section and the display section are both located on a first face of the main body section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Rui Morisawa
  • Patent number: 10216342
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a detection unit for detecting a contact operation and a pressure of an operating object on a contact operation surface, a display switching unit for switching display on a display screen according to the pressure of the operating object detected by the detection unit, and an execution unit for performing a predetermined process, in a case a predetermined operation of the operating object on the contact operation surface is detected by the detection unit while the display on the display screen is being switched by the display switching unit, according to the predetermined operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Miyazawa, Tatsushi Nashida
  • Patent number: 10212061
    Abstract: Systems and methods of dynamically rendering webpage interaction statistics data are described herein. A computing device can receive, at a first time, the information resource. The information resource can include a content element, a first interaction metric for the content element, and a style specifier. The style specifier can a first and second visual style corresponding to a first and second range of interaction metrics respectively. The computing device can determine that the first interaction metric is within the first range and set the content element to the first style based on the determination. The computing device can receive, at a second time, a second interaction metric for the content element. The computing device can determine that the second interaction metric is within the second range and set the content element to the second style based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Emre Demiralp, Tommaso Francesco Bersano-Begey
  • Patent number: 10198006
    Abstract: A parking management system and its control method for controlling a plurality of vehicles and efficiently managing a large-scale parking place are proposed. A parking management system for managing parking of a vehicle includes: a guiding system for automatically guiding the vehicle from a passenger space to a certain parking space; a control system for controlling the guiding system; and a management system for accepting a parking reservation of the vehicle from a terminal system and conveying reservation information and identification information of the vehicle to the control system, wherein after the vehicle arrives at the passenger space and a passenger gets off the vehicle, the control system causes the guiding system to guide the vehicle to, and park the vehicle at, the certain parking space on the basis of the reservation information and the identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoriko Kazama
  • Patent number: 10197399
    Abstract: A method for localizing a robot in a localization plane with a bi-dimentional reference with axis x and y comprises: determining by odometry an estimation of coordinates x1 and y1 and orientation ?1 of the robot; determining an estimation ?2 of the orientation of the robot using a virtual compass; determining an estimation ?3 of the orientation of the robot by correlating parts of a reference and a query panorama; determining an estimation x4, y4 of the robot position using Iterative Closest Points; determining standard deviations ?_x1, ?_x2, ?_?1 ?_?2, ?_?3, ?_x4, ?_y4 of the estimations; determining probability distributions G(x1), G(y1), G(?1), G(?2), G(?3), G(x4), G(y4) of each estimation using standard deviations; determining three global distributions GLOB(x), GLOB(y), GLOB(?) and a global estimation xg, yg of the coordinates of the robot in the localization plane and a global estimation ?g of its orientation by applying maximum likelihood to global distributions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignees: SOFTBANK ROBOTICS EUROPE, ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DE MÉTHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS—ARMINES
    Inventors: Emilie Wirbel, Arnaud de la Fortelle
  • Patent number: 10191635
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for manually finding a view for a geographic object in a street level image and associating the view with the geographic object. Information related to a geographic object and a first image related to the geographic object is displayed. User inputs indicating a presence of the geographic object in the image and user input indicating a viewpoint within the image are received and processed. An association of the viewpoint, the image and the geographic object is made and the association is stored in a database. A second image is determined, based on the association, as a default initial image to be displayed for the geographic object in a mapping application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Abhijit S. Ogale, Augusto Roman, Owen Brydon
  • Patent number: 10191896
    Abstract: A computer system for receiving user data comprising a user access component having a display and a processor arranged to execute a data receiving application, wherein the data receiving application provides on the display at least one address field; and a geographical location device in communication with a location network and arranged to identify a geographical location of the device using information from the location network, the geographical location device located at a user address, the geographical location device operable to provide location data from which address data of the user address is derived and supplied to the data receiving application to automatically populate the address field on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: SKYPE
    Inventor: Martin Roos
  • Patent number: 10190885
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus to provide a service using a sensor and image recognition in a portable terminal that supports Augmented Reality (AR). The method includes determining whether the portable terminal is parallel to ground using an acceleration sensor. When the portable terminal is parallel to the ground, either a map including nearby Point Of Interest (POI) information or constellation information is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Myeon Lee, Hyun-Su Hong, Mi-Jin Jeong
  • Patent number: 10183622
    Abstract: A vehicle display device includes: a display; a vehicle information image generator; an external image obtaining device; a display controller that displays the vehicle information image and the external image on the display; and an external image display determination device that determines whether the display controller is going to display the not displayed external image. When the display controller is going to display the not displayed external image, the display controller displays the external image, which the display controller is going to display, on the display with gradually increasing brightness of the external image from the brightness that is lower by a predetermined amount than original brightness to predetermined brightness that is determined based on the original brightness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyotaka Taguchi, Akihiro Ogasawara, Gouji Sagai, Kentaro Kajita
  • Patent number: 10165052
    Abstract: An identification system includes an identification device and a communication device. The identification device is attached to an article and including a sensor. The identification device is configured to operate in a plurality of modes and configured to switch between modes of the plurality of modes based on one or more conditions of a surrounding environment sensed by the sensor. The identification device is configured to send data to a server. The communication device of a user of the identification system is configured to receive data including location data of the identification device from the server using short message service protocols or messages through a signaling channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Global Locating Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Peter Wildon, Alexander Robert Dalziel Paterson
  • Patent number: 10162355
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for interacting with a plurality of autonomous vehicles. In one implementation, a navigation system for a vehicle may include a memory including a predetermined road model representative of at least one road segment and at least one processor. The at least one processor may be programmed to selectively receive, from the plurality of autonomous vehicles, road environment information based on navigation by the plurality of autonomous vehicles through their respective road environments, determine whether one or more updates to the predetermined road model are required based on the road environment information, and update the predetermined road model to include the one or more updates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Gaby Hayon, Yoram Gdalyahu, Gideon Stein, Ori Buberman
  • Patent number: 10127564
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, computer readable medium, computer system, network, or system, is provided for using impressions tracking and analysis, location information, 2D and 3D mapping, social media, and user behavior and information for generating mobile and internet posted promotions or offers for, and/or sales of, products and/or services, for example, through an advertising application programming interfaces (APIs) on mobile devices, tablets, or computers, that provides mobile and web based promotions or offers that connect information and user behavior data to a user or related demographic location or user specified or predicted demographic location(s), such as through the use of as social networking, user or demographic profiles, behavior, and/or relationships, for targeted promotions or offers for products and/or services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Stephan Heath
  • Patent number: 10109255
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatus are described to dynamically generate map textures. A client device may obtain map data, which may include one or more shapes described by vector graphics data. Along with the one or more shapes, embodiments may include texture indicators linked to the one or more shapes. Embodiments may render the map data. For one or more shapes, a texture definition may be obtained. Based on the texture definition, a client device may dynamically generate a texture for the shape. The texture may then be applied to the shape to render a current fill portion of the shape. In some embodiments the render map view is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Van Os, Patrick S. Piemonte, Billy P. Chen, Christopher Blumenberg
  • Patent number: 10102684
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to interpolate a discontinuous zone by use of an appropriate interpolated route in terms of fee-charging. An on-board device includes a map information storage unit storing map information in which a road is divided into a plurality of line segments in a pseudo manner and each of the divided line segments is made to correspond to unique identification information and the positional information, and an interpolated route information storage unit storing interpolated route information in which a combination of two discontinuous line segments and a line segment constituting an interpolated route for connecting the former line segments are uniquely defined, in which a moving route creation unit uses the interpolated route information to interpolate the discontinuous zone in a case where two line segments consecutively specified by a link specifying unit are discontinuous on the map information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES MACHINERY SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Masato Iehara, Ryota Hiura, Yoshihiro Mabuchi
  • Patent number: 10095374
    Abstract: A method for clicking and selecting an object in a three-dimensional virtual reality scene is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Weifeng Ren
  • Patent number: 10066949
    Abstract: A method of geospatial guidance for sight impaired users includes receiving, by a computer system, a user selection of a geospatial area. The computer system further receives a user selection of a point of interest criteria. The method includes finding, by the computer system, in a database that includes geospatial points of interest, those geospatial points of interest that match the user selected criteria and that are in the user selected geospatial area. The computer system determines a reference location in the user selected geospatial area and distance and direction from each of the found points of interest to the reference location. The computer system presents sets of information, to the user, wherein each set includes a description of one of the found points of interest together with distance and direction between the reference location and the one of the found points of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tricia Y. Garrett, Mary J. Mueller, Richard S. Schwerdtfeger, Richard Whelan
  • Patent number: 10062102
    Abstract: A method, system and computer readable medium are capable of identifying information to display. The method includes identifying a location of a display device. The method includes identifying, in response to a user input, places within a predetermined distance of the location of the display device. The method includes identifying current information about items or services available at the identified places. The method includes displaying, on the display device, the current information about the items or services available at the identified places within the predetermined distance of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Board
    Inventors: John Parrish, Kelly Tuggle, Jason Shelton, Michael Latzel, Jason Stauty
  • Patent number: 10017919
    Abstract: A construction management device generates construction information for an excavation machinery having a work machine, a swing body to which the work machine is attached, and a traveling body traveling with the swing body mounted thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Komatsu Ltd.
    Inventors: Azumi Nomura, Ryo Fukano
  • Patent number: 10018477
    Abstract: An advanced driver assist system (ADAS) comprises a user interface (UI) configured to receive a destination from a user; a communicator configured to transmit position information of a vehicle; a route information transmission device configured to calculate a current position of the vehicle based on the position information and to transmit road model information by modeling map information of a traveling route from the calculated current position to the destination; and an ADAS control device configured to output a section residual distance for each road model, a section average valid gradient, and a section average valid curvature using the transmitted road model information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Gyungjin Kim, Dong Pil Yoon, Kwanghun Choi
  • Patent number: 9990782
    Abstract: A method analyzes characteristics of a vehicle driver, especially for insurance purposes. The method is performed by a cooperation of an analyzing vehicle system in a vehicle and a stationary processing unit remote from the vehicle. The analyzing vehicle system determines a driver operation characteristics parameter from the driving vehicle and sends the parameter to the stationary processing unit. The stationary processing unit derives a metric from that parameter as driver operation characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Walter Steven Rosenbaum
  • Patent number: 9915544
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus provides a service using a sensor and image recognition in a portable terminal that supports Augmented Reality (AR). The method includes determining whether the portable terminal is parallel to ground using an acceleration sensor. When the portable terminal is parallel to the ground, either a map including nearby Point Of Interest (POI) information or constellation information is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Myeon Lee, Hyun-Su Hong, Mi-Jin Jeong
  • Patent number: 9909884
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods, and computer program products for identify the probability of a particular attribute being located along a segment of interest for a driving route. In general, various embodiments of the invention involve representing the segment of the driving route by patterns of speed variations obtained from GPS elements along the segment of the driving route and using the representation as input for functions representing various types of attributes to determine the probability of a particular type of attribute existing along the segment of the driving route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: UNITED PARCEL SERVICE OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Marc David Siris
  • Patent number: 9903077
    Abstract: A system for compacting a work area is described. The system includes a compactor having a variable vibratory mechanism for providing a compaction effort to the work area. The system further includes a location sensor to generate a location data for the compactor. The system further includes a controller in communication with the location sensor and the variable vibratory mechanism. The controller is configured to determine a pass count for the work area based on the location data. The controller is further configured to determine a target compaction effort for the work area based on the pass count. The controller is further configured to modify the compaction effort to the target compaction effort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Caterpillar Paving Products Inc.
    Inventor: Federico Rio
  • Patent number: 9900479
    Abstract: Provided is an operation apparatus including a main body section including an operation section including a first operation section for performing a record operation of an image pickup device and a display section that displays an image transmitted from the image pickup device, and a fixation section that fixes the main body section to an attachment object. The first operation section and the display section are both located on a first face of the main body section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Rui Morisawa
  • Patent number: 9885582
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for generating an electronic map display. In one implementation, a method is provided for receiving route information associated with a route having an origination point and a destination point, determining a location of a reference point along the route, assigning a spatial identifier to the reference point, searching for points of interest (POIs) in a search area associated with the spatial identifier, ranking, using a processor, the POIs based on distances of POIs from the location of the reference point, and providing POI information for an electronic map display, wherein the POI information is associated with one or more POIs and selected based on the ranking of the POIs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Mapquest, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Beyeler, Tianyu Wang, G. Duane Gearhart
  • Patent number: 9874451
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses are described for providing fresh hybrid routing independent of map version and provider. A set of routing data is received in response to a routing request. The set of routing data includes road segments. An analysis may be performed of a local map and the set of routing data. At least one unmatched road segment between the local map and the set of routing data is identified based on the analysis. A request for update data for the at least one unmatched road segment is made. Using the local map, the set of routing data, and the update data for the at least one unmatched road segment a navigation action is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: Pedro Larroy
  • Patent number: 9874456
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for providing a destination preview while using a navigation device. As a user approaches a destination, a mode of navigation assistance may change from route guidance to destination preview. The destination preview may include an overhead perspective of an area surrounding a destination. The destination preview may be animated so as to allow the user to maintain perspective of the current location, planned route, and other objects while previewing the destination. The animated perspective path, including height, zoom level, angle, and speed of a vantage point, may be calculated so as to provide improved visibility for a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Enrique Jose Gallar, Stephan Scheunig, Mark Pearce
  • Patent number: 9866733
    Abstract: An in-vehicle display device includes video input section into which a picture output from mobile terminal is input and display connected to video input section via video output controller and video output section. An output section of video input section is connected to an input section of image characteristics detector, an output section of image characteristics detector is connected to a first input section of image discriminator, an output section of vehicle operating state detector is connected to a second input section of image discriminator, and an output section of the image discriminator is connected to an input section of video output controller. Further, image discriminator compares an output from image characteristics detector with an output from vehicle operating state detector, and controls an output to video output controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takamasa Okamoto, Takashi Tokizaki, Yasuhiko Uchida
  • Patent number: 9836826
    Abstract: Near real-time imagery of a given location may be provided to user upon request. Most popularly viewed geographic locations are determined, and a 360 degree image capture device is positioned at one or more of the determined locations. The image capture device may continually provide image information, which is processed, for example, to remove personal information and filter spam. Such image information may then be provided to users upon request. The image capture device continually captures multiple views of the given location, and the requesting user can select which perspective to view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Joseph Filip
  • Patent number: 9830748
    Abstract: A method analyzes characteristics of a vehicle driver, especially for insurance purposes. The method is performed by a cooperation of an analyzing vehicle system in a vehicle and a stationary processing unit remote from the vehicle. The analyzing vehicle system determines a driver operation characteristics parameter from the driving vehicle and sends the parameter to the stationary processing unit. The stationary processing unit derives a metric from that parameter as driver operation characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Walter Steven Rosenbaum
  • Patent number: 9816832
    Abstract: Vehicle route-planning system can acquire position signals and surrounding images from vehicle terminal apparatuses in real time. The vehicle route-planning system includes an images-analyzing module and a vehicle route-planning module. The images-analyzing module synthesizes a driving condition signal in real time, according to position signals and surrounding images. The vehicle route-planning module can merge the real-time driving condition signal and a map data to synthesize a real-time driving condition mapping data. When a vehicle terminal apparatus receives a route terminal point configuration, the vehicle route-planning module can generate an optimized vehicle-route signal corresponded to the route terminal point configuration, according to the position signal of the vehicle terminal apparatus, the route terminal point configuration and the real-time driving condition mapping data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignees: Inventec (Pudong) Technology Corporation, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shih-Hsin Hsu
  • Patent number: 9787557
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining semantic place names from one or more location reports received from a user device are provided. High quality visits for a candidate semantic place location from a plurality of previously obtained location reports can be aggregated and used to generate a point cloud for the semantic place location. A high quality visit can correspond to a visit by a device that is determined to be associated with a candidate semantic place location with greater likelihood relative to a plurality of other candidate semantic place locations. Data associated with one or more point clouds can be accessed and used to support determinations of semantic place name for one or more location reports. In example embodiments, the semantic place name can be stored as part of a location history and/or provided for display in a user interface presented on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel Leblanc, Robert Malcolm Fraser, Min-yian Su, Jesse Rosenstock, Bhaskar Mehta, Tanmay Sanjay Khirwadkar
  • Patent number: 9765488
    Abstract: A compactor for compacting a jobsite with a plurality of work areas includes a frame, a compacting element coupled to the frame and having a variable vibratory mechanism and providing a first compaction effort to a first work area on which the compactor is located and a control system. The control system determines a first compaction state for the first work area, determine a second compaction state for a second work area, receive a vibration measurement, determine a first vibration distance, and determine a second vibration distance. The control system also determines a second compaction effort for the second work area based on the first compaction state, the second compaction state, the vibration measurement, the first vibration distance, and the second vibration distance. The control system provides the second compaction effort to the second work area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Caterpillar Paving Products Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas A. Oetken
  • Patent number: 9767484
    Abstract: A method for defining a relevant area for displaying advertisements based on a category of a user search is disclosed. The method includes receiving a search request from a user; determining a business category based on the search request; determining a location associated with the search request; determining business category density information based at least on the determined business category and the location associated with the search request; determining an extent based on business category density information for the location; determining local content to provide to the user based at least in part on the determined extent, the business category, and the location; and providing for display to the user the local content, wherein the local content is provided to the user in addition to the search results. The location may be explicitly included in the search request, associated with responsive search results, or associated with the search request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce W. Murphy
  • Patent number: 9730178
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for identifying location of a first container within a group of containers. Each container has an identification code and includes a sensor unit. The sensor unit includes communication means and a movement detector. The method includes at least a first sensor unit of the first container transmitting a first message including a first identification code of the first container, and at least one communication module receiving the first message. The at least one communication module analyzes the received first message, compares the received first identification code to a list of stored identification codes, updates the list of stored identification codes by addition of the first identification code when the first identification code is absent from the list, and transmits a second message to a server, the second message including the first identification code for the server to update the location of the first container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Enevo Oy
    Inventors: Mikko Syrjälahti, Pirkka Palomaki, Fredrik Kekäläinen
  • Patent number: 9721045
    Abstract: It is provided a computer-implemented method of three-dimensional design in an immersive virtual environment. The method comprises the steps of determining a position of an instantiation of a physical designer in the virtual environment; instantiating an object via an interaction of the instantiation of the physical designer with a stocking zone attached to its position, the interaction being controlled by a body configuration of the physical designer; and performing a design operation with the object. Such a method improves the design of an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Dassault Systemes
    Inventor: Pierre-Antoine Arrighi
  • Patent number: 9715816
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a reminder to a mobile device are provided. After receiving a request to establish a reminder from a user, a plurality of reminder options are provided. Each reminder option corresponds to a different category of reminders, and a first reminder option of the reminder options corresponds to a connection state of the mobile device with a processor of a vehicle. A selection of the first reminder option for the reminder is received. An indication of a transition that is to trigger the reminder is also received. The transition corresponds to the mobile device establishing a wireless connection to a processor of the vehicle or the mobile device disconnecting from the vehicle processor. Content for the reminder is received. In response to detecting the transition between the mobile device and the processor of the vehicle, the content of the reminder is provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Adler, Viktor Miladinov
  • Patent number: 9712962
    Abstract: Embodiments for implementing public and private geo-fences are generally described herein. A system comprises a geo-fence server adapted to: receive geographical coordinates of a device; determine that the device is located in a geo-fence; determine a type of the geo-fence; and transmit a notification to the device based on the type of the geo-fence. A mobile device for using person-to-person geo-fences is adapted to: receive a geo-fence object; store the geo-fence object at the mobile device; subsequent to storing the geo-fence object, obtain a geographical position of the mobile device; determine whether the mobile device is located in a geo-fence based on the geographical position; determine whether the geo-fence object is associated with the geo-fence; and present the geo-fence object when the geo-fence object is associated with the geo-fence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A. Birch, Derick Arnold Johnson, Kenneth W. Reese, Thomas H. Calvert
  • Patent number: 9704043
    Abstract: The present teachings provide an autonomous mobile robot that includes a drive configured to maneuver the robot over a ground surface within an operating environment; a camera mounted on the robot having a field of view including the floor adjacent the mobile robot in the drive direction of the mobile robot; a frame buffer that stores image frames obtained by the camera while the mobile robot is driving; and a memory device configured to store a learned data set of a plurality of descriptors corresponding to pixel patches in image frames corresponding to portions of the operating environment and determined by mobile robot sensor events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: iRobot Corporation
    Inventor: Mark S. Schnittman