Map Display Patents (Class 340/995.1)
  • Patent number: 10890343
    Abstract: A real-time system and method for personal air pollution exposure and inhaled dose management is described. A personal device (e.g., smartphone) determines personal exposure and inhaled dose metrics (e.g., daily accumulated dose), and compares daily histories of these metrics with personal health histories (e.g., self-reported daily asthma symptoms/inhaler use) to provide notifications when adverse health effects (e.g., asthma exacerbation) are likely to occur. The system notifications provide a personalized exposure/dose management tool by recommending behavioral changes to reduce exposure/dose (e.g., change time-location, time-physical activities, building operation). These behavioral changes are then used by the system to modify the real-time exposure and dose determined by the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventor: Michael Scott Breen
  • Patent number: 10863310
    Abstract: It is provided a method performed at a terminal for information interaction including the following steps: detecting current position and direction information of the terminal when the terminal shoots a scene image; determining an information search range of the terminal according to an image capture ability of the terminal; sending the current position and direction information and the information search range of the terminal to a server, wherein the server is configured to return, among a plurality of social information items published by one or more terminals on a social network platform, an information collection within the information search range and satisfying the position and direction information of the terminal; obtaining the scene image using the terminal; and displaying the information collection returned by the server along with the scene image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventors: Zhenwei Zhang, Ling Wang, Fen Xiao, Zhehui Wu
  • Patent number: 10838986
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product is provided, for example, for filtering road signs. The method comprises receiving a road sign observation information from a vehicle on a link. The road sign information includes at least a location of the vehicle. The method further comprises retrieving a sign file information from a database. The sign file information includes location of a plurality of VSS gantries in a geographical region. The method further includes filtering the road sign observation information if the location of the vehicle is within a predetermined distance threshold from at least one VSS gantry from the plurality of VSS gantries in the geographical region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Zhenhua Zhang, Leon Stenneth
  • Patent number: 10830601
    Abstract: A system and method for providing directional feedback. A wireless connection is established between a first directional interface and one or more directional interfaces. A free form path is received from a user utilizing the first directional interface. The free form path is converted to directional feedback in which the free form path is wrapped to available paths communicated by the first directional interface and the one or more directional interfaces to generate the directional feedback. The directional feedback is sent to the one or more directional interfaces wirelessly connected to die first directional interface. The directional feedback is communicated to one or more users associated with the one or more directional interfaces utilizing user preferences associated with the one or more directional interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventors: Tyrell Gray, Brian D. Owens
  • Patent number: 10824328
    Abstract: An optimized content navigation system includes a display device including a touch screen user interface and a navigation adjustor engine coupled to the display device. The navigation adjustor engine is configured to display navigable content on the touch screen user interface. The navigation adjustor engine is further configured to determine from the content at least one preferred path of navigation through the content. The preferred path of navigation is based on the content. The navigation adjustor engine is further configured to receive a user input that defines a path of navigation and adjust the user defined path of navigation to follow the preferred path of navigation in response to detection of the user defined path of navigation to be within a tolerance level of the preferred path of navigation. The navigation adjust engine is further configured to navigate through the content along the adjusted path of navigation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventors: Paul R Bastide, Matthew E. Broomhall, Shane M. Kilmon, Robert E. Loredo
  • Patent number: 10782982
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a display unit displaying a generation screen of a UI; a storage unit storing object images serving as candidates for configuring the UI; an operation receiving unit receiving a selection of arbitrary object images among the object images and receiving an operation for arranging the selected object images at arbitrary positions on the generation screen; and a build unit outputting an execution file configuring a UI including the object images arranged on the generation screen based on reception of a build instruction for the UI. When the build instruction is received in a state in which two or more object images are arranged on the generation screen the build unit generates a composite image including the two or more object images and further outputs coordinate information of each of the object images serving as composition sources inside the composite image and the composite image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Yuta Nagata
  • Patent number: 10783173
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described herein for systems and methods for allowing user at a client terminal to interacts with a graphical user interface having a DGGS globe to perform spatial analysis on DGGS spatial data based on a spatial query on unified spatial data that may be obtained from distributed geospatial data sources having different data formats. The spatial analysis results can include a resulting collection of cells that can be displayed on the DGGS globe and/or aggregated spatial statistics that can be displayed in a DGGS legend at the graphical user interface. In one aspect, the spatial analysis can be iteratively performed to obtain a refined resulting collection of cells and aggregated spatial statistics. In another aspect, the resulting cells and/or aggregated spatial statistics can be added to a geospatial data source that can be accessed by another client terminal that is performing other geospatial analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Global Grid Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Perry R. Peterson, Idan Shatz, Wade Hardman, Logan M. Rakai, Nader Hamekasi, Ryan A. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10775191
    Abstract: A request for geographic content is received from a client device. The request includes (i) an indication that a user invoked the digital mapping service in a vehicle and (ii) an identifier of the user. In response to the request, profile data for the user including indications of previous interactions of the user with a digital mapping service is automatically retrieved. Geographic content is generated based on the indications of previous interactions in view of relevance of the previous interactions to an automotive context. The geographic content is provided to the client device for presentation in the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Foster, Nicholas Julian Pelly, Michael Graham Woodward
  • Patent number: 10740613
    Abstract: A camera captures video imagery depicting a digitally-watermarked object. A reference signal in the watermark is used to discern the pose of the object relative to the camera, and this pose is used in affine-transforming and positioning a graphic on the imagery as an augmented reality overlay. Feature points are also discerned from the captured imagery, or recalled from a database indexed by the watermark. As the camera moves relative to the object, the augmented reality overlay tracks the changing object depiction, using these feature points. When feature point-based tracking fails, the watermark is again processed to determine pose, and the overlay presentation is updated accordingly. In another arrangement, feature points are extracted from images of supermarket objects captured by multiple users, and are compiled in a database in association with watermark data identifying the objects—serving as a crowd-sourced repository of feature point data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventor: Eoin C. Sinclair
  • Patent number: 10717444
    Abstract: Systems and methods for analyzing sensor data to determine an inferred emotional state of a vehicle operator and generate a recommendation based on the inferred emotional state are disclosed. According to embodiments, an electronic device may analyze image data depicting a vehicle operator to identify a behavior. The electronic device may also compare vehicle dynamics data to baseline vehicle dynamics data to determine if the vehicle dynamics data differs from the baseline vehicle dynamics data by a threshold amount. Based on the identified behavior and the vehicle dynamics data, the electronic device may determine an inferred emotional state of the vehicle operator. The electronic device may generate a recommendation for the vehicle operator based on the inferred emotional state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventors: Aaron Scott Chan, Kenneth J. Sanchez
  • Patent number: 10673911
    Abstract: A meeting server facilitates an online conference session among a presenter device and a plurality of attendee devices, including a display of shared image data from the presenter device. The meeting server transmits a message representing combined user interest in areas of the shared image data. Based on the message from the meeting server, the presenter device and the attendee devices display a representation of the combined user interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Haihua Huang, Jun Xiao, Kang Xiao, Jian Zhang, Yuan Wu, Qian Wang
  • Patent number: 10656282
    Abstract: A method of determining location of a user device includes receiving global navigation satellite system (GNSS) fix data that represents GNSS calculated position of the user device. The method further includes receiving signal strength data associated with each satellite communicating with the user device, and receiving map information regarding environment surrounding the user device. The received GNSS fix data and signal strength data is provided to a non-linear filter, wherein the non-linear filter fuses the GNSS fix data and signal strength data to generate an updated position estimate of the user device. In addition, the non-linear filter utilizes probabilistic shadow matching estimates that represent a likelihood of received signal strength data as a function of hypothesized user device locations within the environment described by the received map information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew Irish, Jason Isaacs, Upamanyu Madhow
  • Patent number: 10648815
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including a movement data acquiring unit that acquires pieces of movement data including positional information for movement and time at which the positional information is acquired, a movement data analyzing unit that analyzes a velocity for movement on a specific route on the basis of the pieces of movement data, and a route dividing unit that divides the specific route on the basis of a result obtained by analyzing the velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: Tomohisa Tanaka, Ken Miyashita, Jun Kimura, Osamu Ooba
  • Patent number: 10643185
    Abstract: In an example method, a mobile device receives a first calendar item associated with a first event. The first calendar item includes a first text string. The mobile device determines a correlation between the first text string and one or more locations associated with one or more second events. The mobile device determines a suggested location for the first event based on the correlation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Adler, Daniel C. Gross, Lili Cao, Samuel C. Cates, Hyo Jeong Shin
  • Patent number: 10612936
    Abstract: A method of operation of a navigation system includes determining a travel context with a control unit based on a traveling speed; determining a presentation permission based on the travel context for actuating a presentation interface; and determining a presentation location based on the presentation permission for identifying the presentation interface to present a presentation content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Telenav, Inc.
    Inventor: Ky Tang
  • Patent number: 10593086
    Abstract: A system and method are provided to access real time information from a sensor system in an augmented reality environment. The system and method involve capturing images of an area including a beacon for a sensor system and a pattern outputted by the beacon. The pattern corresponds to information including real time sensor data of one or more conditions monitored by the sensor system in the area. The system and method further involve identifying the pattern from the images captured by the image sensing device; translating the pattern to obtain the sensor data; overlaying the sensor data over the captured images in relations to the beacon or sensor system in the captured images; and displaying the overlaid images with the sensor data on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Systems USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Alyssa Tham
  • Patent number: 10586086
    Abstract: A networked radio frequency identification system includes a plurality of radio frequency identification (RFID) tag readers, a computer in signal communication with the RFID tag readers over a network, and a software module for storage on and operable by the computer that localizes RFID tags based on information received from the RFID tag readers using a network model having endpoints and oriented links. In an additional example, at least one of the RFID tag readers includes an adjustable configuration setting selected from RF signal strength, antenna gain, antenna polarization, and antenna orientation. In a further aspect, the system localizes RFID tags based on hierarchical threshold limit calculations. In an additional aspect, the system controls a locking device associated with an access point based on localization of an authorized RFID tag at the access point and reception of additional authorizing information from an input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventor: Lucian Cristache
  • Patent number: 10578452
    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: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Myeon Lee, Hyun-Su Hong, Mi-Jin Jeong
  • Patent number: 10572775
    Abstract: Techniques described herein relate to generating a posteriori knowledge about where objects are typically located within environments to improve object location. In various implementations, output from vision sensor(s) of a robot may include visual frame(s) that capture at least a portion of an environment in which a robot operates/will operate. The visual frame(s) may be applied as input across a machine learning model to generate output that identifies potential location(s) of an object of interest. The robot's position/pose may be altered based on the output to relocate one or more of the vision sensors. One or more subsequent visual frames that capture at least a not-previously-captured portion of the environment may be applied as input across the machine learning model to generate subsequent output identifying the object of interest. The robot may perform task(s) that relate to the object of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: Alexa Greenberg
  • Patent number: 10568148
    Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to controlling a mobile device to provide notices within a vehicle. In one embodiment, a method includes, in response to an electronic signal indicating an occurrence of an event associated with the vehicle, identifying whether a mobile device is actively in use by a passenger of the vehicle. The method further includes determining a viewing orientation for a display of the mobile device by analyzing state information from the mobile device about a present mode of operation for the display in relation to a relative alignment with the vehicle. The method also includes controlling the mobile device to display the notice according to the viewing orientation by wirelessly instructing the mobile device to render the notice on the display as a function of the viewing orientation to display the notice relative to an alignment between the vehicle and the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Mikiya Ishihara, Yi Li, Kazutoshi Ebe
  • Patent number: 10564278
    Abstract: A networked radio frequency identification system includes a plurality of radio frequency identification (RFID) tag readers, a computer in signal communication with the RFID tag readers over a network, and a software module for storage on and operable by the computer that localizes RFID tags based on information received from the RFID tag readers using a network model having endpoints and oriented links. In an additional example, at least one of the RFID tag readers includes an adjustable configuration setting selected from RF signal strength, antenna gain, antenna polarization, and antenna orientation. In a further aspect, the system localizes RFID tags based on hierarchical threshold limit calculations. In an additional aspect, the system controls a locking device associated with an access point based on localization of an authorized RFID tag at the access point and reception of additional authorizing information from an input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Lucian Cristache
  • Patent number: 10549693
    Abstract: A bird's-eye view video generation device includes a video acquisition unit configured to acquire surroundings videos obtained by capturing videos of surroundings of a vehicle; a vehicle information acquisition unit configured to acquire vehicle information to estimate move of the vehicle in a turning direction; and a controller configured to, when move of the vehicle in the turning direction is estimated based on the vehicle information that is acquired by the vehicle information acquisition unit, generate a bird's-eye view video obtained by changing a position to display the bird's-eye view video containing a virtual vehicle image such that a surroundings video in a direction that has to be checked in the estimated turning direction is displayed widely. The generated bird's-eye view video is desolated by a display controller on a display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sunohara, Fumio Tsukamoto
  • Patent number: 10553021
    Abstract: A navigational system includes a hybrid-dimensional visualization scheme with a multi-modal interaction flow to serve for digital mapping applications, such as in car infotainment systems and online map services. The hybrid-dimensional visualization uses an importance-driven or focus-and-context visualization approach to combine the display of different map elements, including 2D map, 2D building footprint, 3D map, weather visualization, realistic day-night lighting, and POI information, into a single map view. The combination of these elements is guided by intuitive user interactions using multiple modalities simultaneously, such that the map information is filtered to best respond to the user's request, and presented in a way that presents both the focus and the context in a map in an aesthetic manner. The system facilitates several use cases that are common to the users, including destination preview, destination search, and virtual map exploration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Liu Ren, Lei Yang
  • Patent number: 10545218
    Abstract: It is disclosed to obtain physical layout data of a radiomap based on a plurality of location information representatives, each of the location information representatives being associated with a radiomeasurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Jari Syrjärinne, Pavel Ivanov, Muhammad Irshan Khan
  • Patent number: 10542371
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein may be used to provide users personalized point-of-interest (PoI) information. A context server may cause information, describing PoIs in a particular geographic area, to be sent to a device (e.g., a component of a vehicle, a user device, etc.) communicating with a wireless telecommunication network. The device may individually determine which PoIs to display to the user based on factors such as a current location of the device, an operating status or condition of a vehicle associated with the device, and historical behavior information. The PoIs sent to the vehicles may include a personalized PoI that may be displayed to drivers in a highlighted manner. Additionally, the device may collect driving behavior information relative to the PoIs and/or the personalized PoI and provide the driving behavior information to the context server as feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Lisewski, Arvind K. Basra, Glenna S. Colaprete
  • Patent number: 10508416
    Abstract: A shape measuring system includes an object detection unit attached to a work machine and configured to detect an object and output information of the object, a shape detection unit configured to output shape information representing a three-dimensional shape of the object by using the information of the object detected by the object detection unit, and an information providing unit configured to attach time information for specifying the shape information to the shape information and output the shape information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: KOMATSU LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Yamaguchi, Taiki Sugawara, Shun Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 10504258
    Abstract: In an information processing device, a controller is configured to perform: inputting drawing data to a drawing module to draw a first map image indicative of an area; inputting the specified position information indicative of a target position within the area to the drawing module to draw a second map image including the first map image and a first icon image drawn at the target position in the first map image; displaying a first screen image including the second map image; acquiring a third map image and a relative position of the first icon image with respect to the second map image upon receipt of a signal indicating a request for editing the second map image; and displaying a second screen image including a fourth map image indicating the third map image on which a second icon image is superposed at an icon position specified according to the relative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventor: Fumio Okumura
  • Patent number: 10495478
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a mapping application that displays a transit map including a group of lines that each corresponds to at least one transit route and, for each line, a set of transit-related features located along the line. The mapping application receives a selection of a transit line and, in response to the selection, modifies the transit map to emphasize the selected transit line and the set of features located along the selected transit line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Justin O'Beirne, Eleanor Cady Wachsman, Nathaniel V. Kelso, Aaron A. Reiner
  • Patent number: 10495464
    Abstract: Various embodiments each include at least one of systems, methods, devices, and software for GNSS simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM). The disclosed techniques demonstrate that simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) can be performed using only GNSS SNR and geo-location data, collectively termed GNSS data henceforth. A principled Bayesian approach for doing so is disclosed. A 3-D environment map is decomposed into a grid of binary-state cells (occupancy grid) and the receiver locations are approximated by sets of particles. Using a large number of sparsely sampled GNSS SNR measurements and receiver/satellite coordinates (all available from off-the-shelf GNSS receivers), likelihoods of blockage are associated with every receiver-to-satellite beam. Loopy Belief Propagation is used to estimate the probabilities of each cell being occupied or empty, along with the probability of the particles for each receiver location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew T. Irish, Jason T. Isaacs, Francois Quitin, Joao P. Hespanha, Upamanyu Madhow
  • Patent number: 10496978
    Abstract: An application or App on a payer's mobile device is used to discover people known to the user and who are in close proximity to the user at the time of a payment request. Discovery can be through searching contact lists and/or social networks of the payer and/or through the payer device discovering contacts around the payer and then searching the payer's contact or social network list to see if there are any matches. These people are then shown to the user on the user device, such as with a photo, icon, name, and/or email address. The user selects desired ones, which causes requests to be sent to the selected people, such as through text, voice, or email, to the respective devices. The selected people can then easily confirm or authorize a payment be sent to the user or to a payee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: William Henry Runyan
  • Patent number: 10497266
    Abstract: An operation management device including: a display control unit configured to display a map image on a user terminal; a storage configured to store a setting region, the setting region being specified as a polygonal shape which is formed by connecting three or more points set by a user of the user terminal on the map image displayed on the user terminal; an acquisition unit configured to acquire position information that indicates a position of a vehicle registered in advance, and a notification unit configured to notify the user terminal of a determination result of whether the position indicated by the position information is included in the setting region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventors: Akira Yamashita, Keisuke Kimura
  • Patent number: 10466365
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed relating to a position determination system for a motor vehicle for ascertaining whether the motor vehicle is located in an area covered by a ceiling element of a structure, comprising: a receiver unit, which is designed to receive navigation signals of a plurality of satellites of one or more global navigation satellite systems and to detect a change in signal strength, over time, of the respective navigation signals. An evaluation unit ascertains lines of sight from the motor vehicle to the respective satellites from which navigation signals were received, evaluates the change in signal strength, over time, of the respective navigation signals relative to the respective ascertained line of sight, and ascertains that the motor vehicle is entering the covered area by correlating a driving motion of the motor vehicle with the respective lines of sight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Florian Schuller, Florian Haubner
  • Patent number: 10437889
    Abstract: Embodiments of a collective intelligence experience system and method may include a processor and a memory accessible to the processor. The memory may be configured to store instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to provide one or more recommended searches to an interface based on collective information and in response to input data at the interface. In some embodiments, with respect to the one or more recommended searches, the system may provide recommendations, advice, associated data, or any combination thereof. In some embodiments, the collective intelligence experience system may determine a true value of a product, a service, or information based on a context of the request at a point in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: LF Technology Development Corporation Limited
    Inventors: Alexander Greystoke, Shy Blick
  • Patent number: 10402053
    Abstract: A display system, according to one embodiment of the present invention, comprises: a display unit for displaying information related to vehicle driving; an input unit into which data is input according to a user's operation; and a control unit responding to the data so as to control the information, related to vehicle driving, to be displayed through the display unit. The information related to vehicle driving includes a plurality of items for information exhibiting the driving status of the vehicle or peripheral information on the vehicle. The display unit displays the information related to vehicle driving through a “my menu” providing a particular item selected from the plurality of items according to the user's operation, and the selected particular item provided in the “my menu” is implemented as a widget.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Dae Sik Kim, Jae Seok Park
  • Patent number: 10397746
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes: obtaining location information and motion information of a wireless communication apparatus, and a data set from one or more information sources external to the wireless communication apparatus; and organizing data of the data set for display, where the organizing is based on the location and motion information of the wireless communication apparatus. Methods of other embodiments may also include defining a search radius based on the location information and motion information of the wireless communication apparatus, and the organizing may also include filtering the data set from the one or more information sources to exclude data from information sources outside the defined search radius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Si Bin Fan, Zhi Lin Hu, Shi Wen Li, Zheng He Yang
  • Patent number: 10388162
    Abstract: Systems and methods for utilizing mobile access points as fixed access points in a network of moving things, for example including autonomous vehicles. As non-limiting examples, various aspects of this disclosure provide systems and methods for strategically positioning mobile access points at fixed locations, for example to flexibly augment the capabilities of the vehicle communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Veniam, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Cardoso de Moura
  • Patent number: 10380699
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed herein to determine an insurance premium discount based on telematics data. The system includes a computer memory and a processor in communication with the computer memory. The computer memory stores data indicative telematics data received from a sensor within a vehicle, including at least one of geo-position information of the vehicle and vehicle kinematics data. The processor is configured to identify safety events and associated safety event locations based on the telematics data. The processor is further configured to display to the driver indications of the safety events on a map display along with indications of safety events associated with other drivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Steven J. Fernandes, Steven R. Feero
  • Patent number: 10373358
    Abstract: A camera view on a display such as a smart phone display is decimated responsive to a control signal to present augmented reality (AR) information. This creates edges in which the AR information is presented so as not to clutter the camera view, enabling uncluttered use of the standard camera function user interface (UI).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: David Young
  • Patent number: 10346152
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods and systems facilitating communications via a mobile internet-enabled connection interface are provided. One apparatus is configured to perform various operations, including performing a first type of security function associated with determining whether an information package is authorized to be received and downloaded to a device other than the apparatus, wherein the information package is associated with updating a functionality of the device; and performing a second type of security function associated with identifying an authorized user of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Becker, Paul W. Nichols, Sr., Michael Calamusa, Mike Horton, Robert Osterwise
  • Patent number: 10332152
    Abstract: Methods and systems that record the location of a user and transmit targeted content to a user based upon their current and past location information. A network is configured to include a server programmed with a database of targeted content, a database of location information, a database of user information, a database searching algorithm, and a wireless communication system capable of communicating with the user's mobile device. The location of the mobile device is ascertained and recorded. The location information is analyzed to determine the routes taken by the user, businesses visited by the user, and other behaviors of the user. Targeted content is sent to the mobile device of the user or exposure to physical content is tracked. Whether the user visits the physical locations associated with the content is monitored. Detailed conversion tracking is provided to producers of targeted content and business owners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: James David Busch
  • 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: 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: 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
    Inventor: Shuichi Tayama
  • 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
    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