Route Determination And Display On Map Patents (Class 340/995.19)
  • Patent number: 10876848
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for generating a route in an area covered by an electronic map. The map comprises a plurality of segments representing navigable elements of a navigable network in the area covered by the electronic map. A selection of a profile is received, e.g. from a user, the profile including data identifying one or more segments of the electronic map. A route is generated between an origin and a destination in the electronic map using a routing process in which each of the one or more segments identified by the selected profile is penalised. Any segments in the generated route that are segments identified by the selected profile are detected, and data representative of the generated route and the detected segments are output, e.g. for provision to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: TOMTOM NAVIGATION B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Robert Fischer, Steffen Orlowsky
  • Patent number: 10809086
    Abstract: The present invention provides a navigation system, apparatus, and method. The navigation system includes a global navigation apparatus, a first roadside navigation apparatus, and a terminal navigation apparatus. The terminal navigation apparatus is configured to send, to the global navigation apparatus, a global path request used to request for a road-level global path. The global navigation apparatus is configured to: determine the global path according to the global path request, and send, to the terminal navigation apparatus, first indication information used to indicate the global path. The first roadside navigation apparatus is configured to: determine a lane-level local path according to the global path, and send, to the terminal navigation apparatus, second indication information used to indicate the local path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yonggang Song, Hui Li, Zhihua Yang
  • Patent number: 10775184
    Abstract: A method includes of routing an autonomous vehicle includes receiving information obtained from a camera on a second vehicle distinct from the autonomous vehicle. The method includes automatically identifying a road condition using image analysis of the information received from the camera on the second vehicle. The method includes receiving a request to route the autonomous vehicle from a first location to a second location; and in response to the request: generating a cost model for routing the autonomous vehicle, wherein the cost model includes a cost of the road condition automatically identified from the information received from the camera on the second vehicle; selecting a route from the first location to the second location in accordance with the cost model; and routing an autonomous vehicle in accordance with the selected route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: rideOS, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Ho, Christopher Blumenberg, Billy Chen, Rohan Paranjpe, Thomas Kielbus
  • Patent number: 10775183
    Abstract: A method includes storing representations of a passengers and fleet vehicles. The method includes generating a graph representation of a geographic map that includes requested pick-up locations and drop-off locations for the passengers and generating a state graph representation of the passengers and the fleet vehicles. The state graph representation includes a plurality of nodes connected by edges. Each of the plurality of nodes represents a candidate state of the passengers and the fleet vehicles. A respective edge of the state graph representation represents an action of a respective vehicle picking up or dropping off a passenger. The respective edge has a cost that is based at least in part on traversal of the graph representation of the geographic map. The method further includes using the state graph representation to generate a set of routes and route the fleet vehicles in accordance with the generated set of routes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: rideOS, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Ho, Christopher Blumenberg, Billy Chen, Rohan Paranjpe, Christopher Moore, Min Ji Lee, Erik Reed, Michel Tricot
  • Patent number: 10768690
    Abstract: Provided is a somatosensory control device (100), comprising an intelligent electronic device (20) and at least one somatosensory control device (10) wirelessly connected and paired. The at least one somatosensory control device (10) comprises a posture sensing module (12), a transmission module (14) and a power supply module (16). The posture sensing module (12) is configured to sense motion posture data. The intelligent electronic device (20) is configured to receive the motion posture data and recognize corresponding motion according to the motion posture data to perform corresponding operations. A somatosensory control method is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: META TECHOLOGIES INC.
    Inventor: Weixun Ma
  • Patent number: 10759343
    Abstract: A vehicle control device that operates in an autonomous driving mode, the vehicle control device can include a controller that is configured to obtain vehicle driving information of a vehicle, in a state in which (i) the vehicle moves within a first distance from a destination or (ii) the vehicle receives a stop request while the vehicle is travelling, search for at least one available stopping area based on the vehicle driving information, and display information about the at least one available stopping area on a display unit or transmit the information to a terminal, further the controller is further configured to determine a location of an occupant inside the vehicle, and display the information about the at least one available stopping area on any one selected display inside the vehicle according to which display corresponds to the location of the occupant inside the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Chaehwan Leem, Junyoung Yu, Taekyung Lee, Hyunseok Shin
  • Patent number: 10719946
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that causes a display to display an image captured by one or more image capturing apparatuses is provided. The information processing apparatus obtains one or more pieces of path information indicating a change in a position of an object captured by the one or more image capturing apparatuses, and causes the display to display map information overlapped with the one or more pieces of path information and at least one of information related to a time corresponding to the path information and information that can specify an image capturing apparatus corresponding to the path information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ichiko Mayuzumi
  • Patent number: 10677599
    Abstract: A method and system for providing improved navigation through interactive suggestion of improve solutions along a path of waypoints includes receiving in a user device a destination for a user. Data associated with the destination is transmitted to a network as well as information correlated to a location of the user. Data associated with at least one modified waypoint for an improved navigation solution is received from the network. The modified waypoints are determined in accordance with a set of parameters. Task and notification information are received from the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Donald Perciful, James Pratt, Robert Dailey, Yupeng Jia
  • Patent number: 10670412
    Abstract: A system and method for generating a target path for a vehicle and controlling the movement of the vehicle includes a processor and a control system in communication with the processor. The control system is configured to control the movement of the vehicle. The processor is configured to determine a target path, determine a cost of the target path using a cost function, wherein the cost function utilizes a criteria that comprises a smoothness of the target path, determine a constraint that the target path is allowed to exist within, and optimize the target path for the vehicle by reducing the cost of the target path using the cost function and the constraint in which the target path is allowed to exist within.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: VEONEER US, INC.
    Inventor: Takuro Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10618407
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus may include a display configured to display a driving route of a vehicle; a touch panel provided on the display and configured to detect a touch input; and a controller configured to, when a first tap input to the touch panel is detected and then at least one second tap input within a predetermined time is detected while the first tap is maintained, recognize a tap-tap interaction on the basis of input directions of the first tap and the at least one second tap, enlarge a driving route screen of the vehicle, which is displayed on the display, in a predetermined direction on the basis of the recognized tap-tap interaction, and display a driving route of the vehicle which is not visible before the enlargement of the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors, Corporation
    Inventor: Jeong Hun Kim
  • Patent number: 10593205
    Abstract: A GPS and warning system is a GPS monitoring and alarm system that would warn truckers, bus and RV drivers, approaching underpasses, bridges, viaducts, tunnels, and other structures of insufficient clearance for their vehicle. With the vehicle height entered into the GPS and warning system, as well as including the actual measurements of each and every structure along with GPS coordinates, the intent is to safely alert, and reroute the driver, should the vehicle be approaching a structure with low clearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: Timothy Jones
  • Patent number: 10573313
    Abstract: Audio analysis learning is performed using video data. Video data is obtained, on a first computing device, wherein the video data includes images of one or more people. Audio data is obtained, on a second computing device, which corresponds to the video data. A face within the video data is identified. A first voice, from the audio data, is associated with the face within the video data. The face within the video data is analyzed for cognitive content. Audio features corresponding to the cognitive content of the video data are extracted. The audio data is segmented to correspond to an analyzed cognitive state. An audio classifier is learned, on a third computing device, based on the analyzing of the face within the video data. Further audio data is analyzed using the audio classifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Affectiva, Inc.
    Inventors: Taniya Mishra, Rana el Kaliouby
  • Patent number: 10563991
    Abstract: Aspects described herein provide a computer-implemented method and system of generating circular routes that start and end at the same geographical position, the route passing through a number of intermediate points along the way. The circular routes are generated in dependence on one or more route criterion, which may be pre-defined or input by the user. The route criterion may relate to a number of different route properties, for example, the length of time it takes to complete the route, the distance or area covered by the route, the direction the route takes, the type of terrain experienced during the route, whether the route passes through certain points more than once and/or whether the route passes any points of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Ordnance Survey Limited
    Inventor: Andrew Radburn
  • Patent number: 10479362
    Abstract: Autonomous driving assistance systems, methods, and programs obtain lane information of a road on which a vehicle is traveling, and set a planned target section for which a lane change plan of the vehicle is to be created. The systems, methods, and programs obtain, for each lane, an obstructive factor present on the road on which the vehicle is traveling and that obstructs continuation of autonomous driving assistance executed on the vehicle, and set, for each obtained obstructive factor, an avoidance route that passes through a lane avoiding the obstructive factor. The systems, methods, and programs create a lane change route that defines the lane change plan of the vehicle in the planned target section and that is set so as to preferentially pass through the avoidance route set for each obtained obstructive factor, and execute the autonomous driving assistance of the vehicle based on the lane change route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignees: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirohiko Goto, Yuji Sato, Kuniaki Tanaka, Masaki Takano
  • Patent number: 10408631
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes accessing a user database, accessing a transport database, and generating a global recommended travel plan. The user database includes travel preferences and a metric preference for each user. The travel preferences include an origin, and a destination. The transport database includes transport data. The global recommended travel plan includes, for each user, a recommended route from the user's origin to the user's destination, a recommended mode, and a recommended start time. Generating the global recommended travel plan includes simultaneously optimizing each user's metric preference based on the transport data and the travel preferences. The computer-implemented method further includes returning each user's recommended route, recommended mode, and recommended start time. A corresponding computer program product and computer system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John V. Delaney, Anthony M. Hunt, Philippe H. V. M. Spaas, Clea A. Zolotow
  • Patent number: 10394234
    Abstract: Systems and methods for guiding autonomous vehicles by monitoring the entire planned path and sending alert messages to a vehicle management system for delays, reroute, or emergency stop to avoid collision with an obstruction. The system initiates alternative paths when the primary path is blocked and is capable of reporting a vehicle identifier and the current positions of the vehicle and any obstruction along the planned path of the autonomous vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Ali Salour, Gregory S. Highland, Lori S. Smith
  • Patent number: 10393542
    Abstract: Methods for calibrating a body-worn magnetic sensor by spinning the magnetic sensor 360 degrees to capture magnetic data; if the spin failed to produce a circle contained in an x-y plane fit a sphere to the captured data; determining offsets based on the center of the sphere; and removing the offsets that are in the z-direction. Computing a magnetic heading reliability of a magnetic sensor by determining an orientation of the sensor at one location; transforming the orientation between two reference frames; measuring a first vector associated with the magnetic field of Earth at the location; processing the first vector to generate a virtual vector when a second location is detected; measuring a second vector associated with the magnetic field of Earth at the second location; and calculating the magnetic heading reliability at the second location based on a comparison of the virtual vector and the second vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: TRX SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin E. Funk, Dan Hakim, John Karvounis, Travis Young, Carole Teolis
  • Patent number: 10393543
    Abstract: Methods for calibrating a body-worn magnetic sensor by spinning the magnetic sensor 360 degrees to capture magnetic data; if the spin failed to produce a circle contained in an x-y plane fit a sphere to the captured data; determining offsets based on the center of the sphere; and removing the offsets that are in the z-direction. Computing a magnetic heading reliability of a magnetic sensor by determining an orientation of the sensor at one location; transforming the orientation between two reference frames; measuring a first vector associated with the magnetic field of Earth at the location; processing the first vector to generate a virtual vector when a second location is detected; measuring a second vector associated with the magnetic field of Earth at the second location; and calculating the magnetic heading reliability at the second location based on a comparison of the virtual vector and the second vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: TRX SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin E. Funk, Dan Hakim, John Karvounis, Travis Young, Carole Teolis
  • Patent number: 10365114
    Abstract: Various embodiments pertain to techniques for proactively delivering navigation options to a user via a mobile device. In various embodiments, one or more navigation options can be determined for the user and delivered to the user's mobile device at a relevant time. Navigation options can be selected based on the user's current location, the user's future plans, the time, and other locally relevant information, such as friends nearby or a nearby favorite location of the user. The navigation options can be delivered to the user's mobile device at a time that the navigation options are relevant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Voronel, Donald Barnett, Timothy Wantland, Ran Mokady, Amid Moradganjeh
  • Patent number: 10341838
    Abstract: A method and system includes the ability for individuals to set up an ad hoc digital and voice network easily and rapidly to allow users to coordinate their activities by eliminating the need for pre-entry of data into a web or identifying others by name, phone numbers or email. This method is especially useful for police, fire fighters, military, first responders or other emergency situations for coordinating different organizations at the scene of a disaster to elevate conventional communication problems either up and down the chain of command or cross communication between different emergency units. The method and system provides that the users are only required to enter a specific Server IP address and an ad hoc event name, a password and perhaps the name of the particular unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: AGIS Software Development LLC
    Inventors: Malcolm K. Beyer, Jr., Christopher R. Rice
  • Patent number: 10323701
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a navigation application that presents road signs during a navigation presentation. In presenting the road signs, the application of some embodiments differentiates the appearance of road signs at junctions that require a change of direction from road signs at junctions that do not require a change of direction. The application may perform processes that ensure that it arranges the road signs on the map in an aesthetically pleasing manner. In addition, the navigation application of some embodiments does not display too many road signs along the navigated route so that the route is not by occluded by too many road signs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen O. Lemay, Seejo K. Pylappan, Marcel Van Os, Harold O. Habeck
  • Patent number: 10310713
    Abstract: According to one general aspect, a computing device may include an application configured to create a tab in a context of a window, and a window manager configured to register the tab with a first UI element registry. The window manager may be configured to receive, over a network, at least a portion of a second UI element registry from a secondary window manager of a secondary computing device. The portion of the second UI element registry may identify a remote tab previously registered with the secondary window manager. The window manager may be configured to cause a display to provide a graphical arrangement of the tab and the remote tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: John Nicholas Jitkoff, Glen Murphy
  • Patent number: 10240943
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program product are therefore provided for providing a navigation user interface. The apparatus may be caused to: receive an indication of an origin and a destination; provide for presentation of a representation of the origin, a representation of the destination, and a representation of the route there between, where the representation of the route may include a bar extending in a circular shape between the representation of the origin and the representation of the destination, and defining a map display region within the circular shape. The apparatus may also be configured to provide for presentation of a present location indicator on the representation of the route and provide for presentation of a map within the map display region. The map within the map display region may correspond to at least one of a current location or a user selected location along the route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Ruggero Baracco, Stephan Scheunig, Mark Pearce
  • Patent number: 10215580
    Abstract: A configuration includes: a search unit to access to a map database storing map information to search for a destination corresponding to an input linguistic expression, using a plurality of search criteria provided with orders of priority; and a destination setting unit to set a first destination corresponding to the input linguistic expression, in accordance with the orders of priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masato Hirai
  • Patent number: 10145705
    Abstract: A destination information provider server is disclosed. The destination information provider server is configured to obtain position information of an information providing target vehicle, recognize a target link, which corresponds to a link of a road on which the information providing target vehicle is traveling, based on the position information, and transmit destination information to the information providing target vehicle, the destination information being indicative of destinations of other vehicles which travel on the target link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tomonari Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10107635
    Abstract: The disclosure provides for a method for determining a route for passenger comfort and operating a vehicle according to the determined route. To start, a set of routes from a start location to an end location may be determined. Each route includes one or more portions. For each route of the set of routes, a total motion sickness value is determined based on a sway motion sickness value, a surge motion sickness value, and a heave motion sickness value for each of the given portions. The total motion sickness value for a route reflects a likelihood that a user will experience motion sickness while in a vehicle along the route. A route may then be selected from the set of routes based on the total motion sickness value of each route of the set of routes, and the vehicle may be maneuvered according to the selected route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Lynn Larner, Jared Stephen Russell
  • Patent number: 10055086
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a mobile terminal and a method for controlling the mobile terminal. The present invention includes a touch screen, and a controller configured to display a 3D view in a first direction on the touch screen with a view point of a first location when the controller displays a 2D map on the touch screen and receives a touch input in the first direction from the first location of the 2D map. According to an embodiment of the present invention, a user may check the 3D view in a particular direction from a particular location in the 2D map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sunghye Yoon, Sooyon Chung, Sujin Kim
  • Patent number: 10033624
    Abstract: An approach is provided for providing routing calculations and route guidance based on geographic positioning and/or other sensor data from one or more mobile devices independent of map data. A routing platform processes and/or facilitates a processing of one or more probe data samples associated with at least one mobile device to determine one or more device tracks. The routing platform processes and/or facilitates a processing of the one or more device tracks to determine at least one tessellation, wherein the at least one tessellation is a subdivision of a plane or sphere into one or more tiles and a plurality of segments. The routing platform further determines one or more relationships between one or more of the plurality of segments based, at least in part, on a mapping of the one or more device tracks against the at least one tessellation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Daniel Rolf, Björn Karge, Ullrich Praetz, Prokop Jehlicka
  • Patent number: 10024670
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for sequencing locations and events and determining routing and itineraries for the sequence. In some embodiments the system may receive a starting location, a first location, and a second location in a default order. The system may determine a sequence from the starting location for the first location and the second location. The system may generate a route for the sequence with the route having transportation directions between the starting location, the second location, and the first location indicative of the sequence. The system may display the route in a graphical user interface of an application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Jennifer T. Brenner, Yu Tang, Bryant Genepang Luk, Robert He, Christopher Diebold O'Toole
  • Patent number: 10012502
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for determining the elevation of tracked personnel or assets (trackees) that can take input from mounted sensors on each trackee (including barometric, inertial, magnetometer, radio frequency ranging and signal strength, light and GPS sensors), external constraints (including ranging constraints, feature constraints, and user corrections), and terrain elevation data. An example implementation of this method for determining elevation of persons on foot is described. But this method is not limited to computing elevation of personnel or to on foot movements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: TRX SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: John Karvounis, Jared Napora, Benjamin E. Funk, Dan Hakim, Christopher Giles, Carole Teolis
  • Patent number: 10006505
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a navigation application that presents road signs during a navigation presentation. In presenting the road signs, the application of some embodiments differentiates the appearance of road signs at junctions that require a change of direction from road signs at junctions that do not require a change of direction. The application may perform processes that ensure that it arranges the road signs on the map in an aesthetically pleasing manner. In addition, the navigation application of some embodiments does not display too many road signs along the navigated route so that the route is not by occluded by too many road signs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen O. Lemay, Seejo K. Pylappan, Marcel van Os, Harold O. Habeck
  • Patent number: 9997069
    Abstract: A context-aware voice guidance method is provided that interacts with other voice services of a user device. The voice guidance does not provide audible guidance while the user is making a verbal request to any of the voice-activated services. Instead, the voice guidance transcribes its output on the screen while the verbal requests from the user are received. In some embodiments, the voice guidance only provides a short warning sound to get the user's attention while the user is speaking on a phone call or another voice-activated service is providing audible response to the user's inquires. The voice guidance in some embodiments distinguishes between music that can be ducked and spoken words, for example from an audiobook, that the user wants to pause instead of being skipped. The voice guidance ducks music but pauses spoken words of an audio book in order to provide voice guidance to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan A. Bennett, Stephen O. Lemay, Marcel van Os, Scott Forstall, Bradford A. Moore, Emanuele Vulcano, Seejo K. Pylappan
  • Patent number: 9940804
    Abstract: The invention integrates hardware and software for sensing, communications, data storage and control into a protection module that is sufficiently small and inexpensive to be attached directly to individual objects, such as musical instruments, and the inventory of stores and museums. Sensors monitor environmental factors, such as temperature and humidity, and accelerometers alert owners to unwanted motion, such as theft or misuse. Sensed data is stored locally and transmitted wirelessly to nonproprietary data receivers, such as smart phones or tablets that generate alerts. In some embodiments the data is forwarded to cloud servers for storage and analysis. Bluetooth communication between the attached module and the data receiver allows large spaces, such as stores and showrooms containing many attached modules to be protected. In some embodiments accelerometers enable finger-tap-controlled recording of musical performance and tuning of the instrument relative to tonal frequencies stored in the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventors: Robert Bean, Michael Dominick Audi, James Michael Gordon, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9906921
    Abstract: Example methods, apparatuses, or articles of manufacture are disclosed herein that may be utilized, in whole or in part, to facilitate or support one or more operations or techniques for updating points of interest (POIs), such as for use in or with a mobile communication device, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hui Chao, Jiajian Chen
  • Patent number: 9835459
    Abstract: An electronic device including a navigation function, includes a display unit configured to display road map data on a display screen, a scroll unit configured to scroll a road map screen display on the display screen in response to a user input, a determination unit configured to determine if the scrolling has stopped, an identification unit configured to identify, when it is determined that the scrolling has stopped, a search object candidate specified by a position at which the scrolling has stopped, a selection unit configured to select a search object candidate, an acquisition unit configured to acquire name data of the search object candidate, and a synthesis and display unit configured to synthesize and display the name data onto the road map data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Alpine Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Tadao Shibata
  • Patent number: 9830337
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an uploaded multimedia object comprising a photo image or video is subjected to computer vision algorithms to detect and isolate objects within the multimedia object, and the isolated object is searched against a photographic location database containing images of a plurality of locations. Upon detecting a matching object, the location information associated with the photograph in the database containing the matching object may be leveraged to automatically check the user in to the associated location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Erick Tseng
  • Patent number: 9832249
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for facilitating streaming of media content. Video content is retrieved over a network from one or more client devices capturing video content. Data items associated with the plurality of video content are also retrieved. A list order for the plurality of video content is determined according to at least a portion of the retrieved data items, and a user interface is encoded for display where the user interface contains a plurality of items corresponding to the plurality of video content, the items being positioned within the user interface according to the list order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel W. Hitchcock
  • Patent number: 9810545
    Abstract: Adaptive navigation techniques are disclosed that allow navigation systems to learn from a user's personal driving history. As a user drives, models are developed and maintained to learn or otherwise capture the driver's personal driving habits and preferences. Example models include road speed, hazard, favored route, and disfavored route models. Other attributes can be used as well, whether based on the user's personal driving data or driving data aggregated from a number of users. The models can be learned under explicit conditions (e.g., time of day/week, driver ID) and/or under implicit conditions (e.g., weather, drivers urgency, as inferred from sensor data). Thus, models for a plurality of attributes can be learned, as well as one or more models for each attribute under a plurality of conditions. Attributes can be weighted according to user preference. The attribute weights and/or models can be used in selecting a best route for user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew R. Golding, Jens Eilstrup Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 9786186
    Abstract: A method and system are described for enhancing ground situational awareness to an aircrew via an alphanumeric display of an air traffic control ground clearance, including displaying a symbol for each stage of the clearance. A crewmember may accept or change each stage via a graphical user interface within the alphanumeric display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Jerry Ball, Sean Caufield, Troy Nichols, Aaron Gannon, Thea L. Feyereisen, John G. Suddreth
  • Patent number: 9778658
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for associating a person with a portion of transportation network information based on vehicle operating information are described. The information includes a plurality of destinations. First vehicle operating information for a vehicle is identified, which information includes a first plurality of vehicle operations occurring during a first plurality of time windows. First values for a plurality of features are extracted from the first plurality of vehicle operations. A portion of the vehicle transportation network is associated with an owner/operator of the vehicle based on the first values. For consecutive time windows thereafter, second values for the features are extracted from second vehicle operating information for the vehicle that includes a second plurality of vehicle operations occurring during the consecutive time windows. Based on changes, a determination can be made as to whether an identity of the person associated with the vehicle has changed over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Nissan North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Siddharth Thakur, Daisuke Saito
  • Patent number: 9778055
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of providing personalized route information involves gathering a plurality of past location indicators over time for a wireless client device, determining a future driving objective using the plurality of previously-gathered location indicators, obtaining real-time traffic data for an area proximate to the determined driving objective, and generating a suggested route for the driving objective using the near real-time traffic data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Rowley, Shumeet Baluja
  • Patent number: 9759576
    Abstract: A navigation system which includes a central processing unit; a nonvolatile storage for storing digitized map data; a road sinuosity S(R) of a route including a plurality of digitized road segments calculated from a starting point to a destination point to be traveled by a user by summing the rotation angle of each of the road segments divided by the distance of each of the road segments; a module to determine an estimated travel time of the route; a module to determine a corrected travel time using the road sinuosity S(R); and a display to display the corrected travel time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Philippe Kaplan, Georges-Henri Moll, Xavier Nodet, Olivier Oudot
  • Patent number: 9749930
    Abstract: A method for receiving a trip path including a plurality of passage places calculated by a server according to an embodiment of the present invention includes the steps of: enabling a terminal to send a request for a trip path including a plurality of passage places to the server, the request containing an indicator for representing the request for the path including the plurality of passage places from the server, wherein if the proposed trip path consists of a plurality of sub-paths, and thus the information of a proposed trip path contains the information indicating the sub-paths of the first sub-path is received through the link for the first sub-path, and the information of the first sub-path may include an indicator indicating whether there exists a second sub-path subsequent to the first sub-path, and a link for the second sub-path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jaehyuk Choi, Hongbeom Ahn
  • Patent number: 9719795
    Abstract: A navigation device includes a travel road specification portion acquiring a current location of a vehicle and specifying a travel road actually traveled by the vehicle, a continuity determination portion determining an existence of a continuity between the travel road and a first road connected to an end point of the travel road, and an extension road designation portion. The end point of the travel road is defined as a reference end point, the travel road is defined as a reference road, and the first road is defined as a determination target road. The extension road designation portion designates the first road as a first extension road when the continuity determination portion determines that the continuity exists between the first road and the travel road.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Noriko Kato
  • Patent number: 9631939
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for sequencing locations and events and determining routing and itineraries for the sequence. In some embodiments the system may receive a starting location, a first location, and a second location in a default order. The system may determine a sequence from the starting location for the first location and the second location. The system may generate a route for the sequence with the route having transportation directions between the starting location, the second location, and the first location indicative of the sequence. The system may display the route in a graphical user interface of an application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Jennifer T. Brenner, Yu Tang, Bryant Genepang Luk, Robert He, Christopher Diebold O'Toole
  • Patent number: 9613528
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for vehicle position indexing. The method includes: obtaining position information of a vehicle in real time, and monitoring a current road segment where the vehicle is located based on the position information and road segment information divided by road network information; in response to having monitored that the vehicle enters into the current road segment, building a road segment index record that includes identification information of the vehicle, identification information of the current road segment, and a time when the vehicle enters into the current road segment; and in response to having monitored that the vehicle leaves the current road segment, adding the time when the vehicle leaves the current road segment, into the road segment index record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ning Duan, Peng Ji, Yi Qi, Ju Yuan, Qian Kun Zhao, Jun Zhu
  • Patent number: 9599485
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a navigation application that allows a user to peek ahead or behind during a turn-by-turn navigation presentation that the application provides while tracking a device (e.g., a mobile device, a vehicle, etc.) traversal of a physical route. As the device traverses along the physical route, the navigation application generates a navigation presentation that shows a representation of the device on a map traversing along a virtual route that represents the physical route on the map. While providing the navigation presentation, the navigation application can receive user input to look ahead or behind along the virtual route. Based on the user input, the navigation application moves the navigation presentation to show locations on the virtual route that are ahead or behind the displayed current location of the device on the virtual route. This movement can cause the device representation to no longer be visible in the navigation presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Moore, Christopher Blumenberg, Marcel van Os, Billy P. Chen
  • Patent number: 9582061
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein pertain to power conservation for electronic devices. According to one embodiment, power conservation can be achieved through adaptive frame rate control for a display associated with an electronic device. The frame rate is able to be controlled so as to adapt to a frame rate that is adequate for the display task. Since the display often times displays content that is not very dynamic, the frame rate in such situations can be controlled to use a reduced frame rate, which thereby reduces power consumption. However, when the display displays content that is substantially dynamic, the frame rate in such situations can be controlled to use an enhanced (or not reduced) frame rate, which ensures reasonable display quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Seejo K. Pylappan, Aroon Pahwa, Christopher Blumenberg, Gregory Bolsinga
  • Patent number: 9568328
    Abstract: Technical solutions are described to for refining a travel route based on crowd sourcing. An example computer-implemented method includes receiving a first location as a travel destination of a first user. The method also includes identifying a set of users that indicated the first location as a travel destination. The method also includes determining a first subset of users from the set of users by comparing a first set of attributes associated with the first user and each user from the set of users. The method also includes determining a second subset of users from the first subset of users by comparing a second set of attributes associated with the first user and each user from the first subset of users. The method also includes identifying a second location to which the users from the second subset diverged to when traveling to the first location. The method also includes in response, selecting the second location as the travel destination of the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tamer E. Abuelsaad, Gregory J. Boss, John E. Moore, Jr., Randy A. Rendahl
  • Patent number: 9568587
    Abstract: A method of tracking an entity by monitoring a signal, the signal tending to vary spatially and be generally time-invariant, the entity moving from a first location within an area to a second location within the area, the method being suitable for use when the location of the source of the signal is unknown, the method comprising providing a plurality of particles for use with a particle filter, each particle being associated with a first particle location, a first particle location being an estimate of the first location of the entity, providing an estimate of the motion of the entity between the first location and the second location, using the estimate of the motion and using the particle filter, for each particle, updating the first particle location for that particle thereby producing an updated particle location, the updated particle location being an estimate of the second location of the entity, for each updated particle, estimating at least one expected signal parameter at the updated particle locati
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: BAE SYSTEMS plc
    Inventors: Ramsey Michael Faragher, Giuseppe Carlos Sarno