By Combining Or Switching Between Position Solutions Derived From The Satellite Radio Beacon Positioning System And Position Solutions Derived From A Further System (ipc) Patents (Class 342/357.31)
  • Patent number: 10295676
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a receiving device and a receiving method that can receive both signals of a GNSS signal and a wireless LAN at lower cost and more compactly. A selecting unit selects either a received GNSS signal or wireless LAN signal. By multiplying the signal selected in the selecting unit by a local oscillation signal generated in a local oscillation circuit, a converting unit converts the selected signal into an IF signal with lower intermediate frequency. A control unit controls the selecting unit, and performs control so that the GNSS signal and the wireless LAN signal are processed in a time-sharing manner in the converting unit. The technology of the present disclosure can be applied to a receiving device that receives a signal from a GPS satellite, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Katsuyuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10292107
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided and includes a communication module, a sensor module, a memory, and a processor configured for acquiring first movement information regarding a first region of a route on which the electronic device moves by using the communication module, if the first movement information satisfies a first condition for route information of the movement route information, deactivating the communication module, and acquiring second movement information regarding a second region of the route by using the sensor module, and if the first movement information satisfies a second condition for the route information of the movement route information, acquiring the second movement information by using the communication module, and providing current movement route information of the electronic device by using the second movement information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Entertainment Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Kyong-Ha Park, Hyunsu Hong, Gongbo Moon, Nakhyun Jeon
  • Patent number: 10271173
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes sending information associated with multiple candidate place-entities to a user, receiving a selection of one candidate place-entity by the user, and updating the rating of the selected candidate place-entity on an online social network. In particular, the sending is based on calculated probabilities the candidate place-entities are associated with a particular geographic location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Kalis, Justin Moore, Jan Kodovsky, Aaron Bryan Adcock, Danielle Rothermel, Zhong Wang
  • Patent number: 10264403
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a method for displaying a map. The method provides a first display area to display a map, and a second display area to overlap a portion of the first display area to display (i) a field to receive a search parameter and (ii) a set of predicted locations to view on the map. The second display area is moveable over the first display area in order to decrease its size to allow a larger portion of the map to be displayed in the first display area, or to increase its size to allow a larger number of predicted locations to be displayed in the second display area. In some embodiments, the second display area overlaps a bottom portion of the first display area. In some embodiments, the method is implemented by a map application that executes on a mobile device. The set of predicted locations displayed in the second display area in some embodiments include addresses harvested from applications executing on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Tim A Aerts
  • Patent number: 10251329
    Abstract: An agricultural control system includes a controller comprising a memory and a processor. The controller is configured to determine a first segment of an implement path that enables an agricultural implement to perform an agricultural operation on a first region of an agricultural field. The controller is configured to determine a first segment of a vehicle path of an agricultural vehicle coupled to the agricultural implement based at least in part on the first segment of the implement path to direct the agricultural implement along the first region. The controller is configured to determine a first end-of-row turn of the vehicle path at an end of the first segment of the vehicle path independently of the implement path between the first segment of the implement path and a second segment of the implement path and to output a first signal indicative of the vehicle path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: CNH Industrial Canada, Ltd.
    Inventors: Christopher Alan Foster, John Henry Posselius, Bret Todd Turpin, Daniel John Morwood, James Brian Stewart, Joshua Hill Henrie
  • Patent number: 10240929
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a jump detection system for inertial measurement unit (IMU) integrated with a barometric altimeter in the same device (IMU-baro). The processor is configured to record time-series data of both a vertical component of the measured IMU-baro acceleration and the estimated vertical velocity of the IMU-baro, detect a potential jump by comparing the vertical component of the measured IMU-baro acceleration to one or more acceleration thresholds, and, validate the potential jump by comparing a difference between a maximum velocity and a minimum velocity within a vicinity of the potential jump in the time-series data of the estimated vertical velocity of the IMU-baro to a velocity threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Shaghayegh Zihajehzadeh, Tien Jung Lee, Jung Wook Park, Reynald Antoine Hoskinson, Hamid Abdollahi
  • Patent number: 10243892
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for providing access to media provided by a media service. A first request and a second request are sent by the media service to a first device and a second device using a messaging protocol, the first request and second request being associated with the ability to access the particular media using the media service. The media service receives, via the messaging protocol, a first response from the first device and a second response from the second device. A determination is made as to whether the first response and the second response are compatible. A dispute resolution between the first device and the second device is initiated based on determining that the first response and the second response are not compatible. Access to the particular media provided by the media service is permitted or denied according to the dispute resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Elvis Melo Vieira
  • Patent number: 10239521
    Abstract: Systems and methods of deep neural network based parking assistance is provided. A system can receive data sensed by one or more sensors mounted on a vehicle located at a parking zone. The system generates, from a first neural network, a digital map based on the data sensed by the one or more sensors. The system generates, from a second neural network, a first path based on the three-dimensional dynamic map. The system receives vehicle dynamics information from a second one or more sensors located on the vehicle. The system generates, with a third neural network, a second path to park the vehicle based on the first path, vehicle dynamics information and at least one historical path stored in vehicle memory. The system provides commands to control the vehicle to follow the second path to park the vehicle in the parking zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignees: CHONGQING JINKANG NEW ENERGY VEHICLE CO., LTD., SF MOTORS, INC.
    Inventors: Xinhua Xiao, Yifan Tang
  • Patent number: 10242051
    Abstract: Methods, computer systems, and computer-storage media are provided for increasing the efficiency of a multi-tenant geospatial data index. Efficiency is increased by using a multi-tenant model for storing and serving the data, processing raw geospatial data received from tenants into a runtime-optimized format, and by partitioning tenant geospatial data into a processor memory portion and a file system memory portion. Efficiency is also increased by executing a staged upload of the processor memory portion and the file system memory portion to a subset of host machines in order to check for invalid data before uploading the data to the remaining host machines. Additionally, efficiency is increased by optimizing geospatial search queries using query filters stored in a query filter cache, and executing the query filters initially against the processor memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Eugene Shinn, Harish Jayanti, Abhishek Prateek
  • Patent number: 10230454
    Abstract: Cloud mask image data is obtained by a secondary imaging payload disposed on a communications or broadcast satellite operating in geosynchronous orbit. The obtained cloud mask image data is provisioned for use, in near real time, by one or more low earth orbit imaging satellite systems. Provisioning the obtained cloud mask image data may include collecting the data on the ground and making it available to one or more operators of the one or more LEO imaging satellite systems and/or transmitting the data from the communications or broadcast satellite to at least one spacecraft in the one or more LEO imaging satellite systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Space Systems/Loral, LLC
    Inventors: Jared Kauffman Gill, Saghir Munir
  • Patent number: 10228252
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for enhancing a navigation solution of a portable device and a platform. Motion sensor data may be obtained corresponding to motion of the portable device, such that a first filter may be configured to output a navigation solution and at least one second filter may be configured to use the motion sensor data to generate at least one value. The at least one generated value may then be used with the first filter to enhance the navigation solution output by the first filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: InvenSense, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacques Georgy, Zainab Syed, Christopher Goodall
  • Patent number: 10209717
    Abstract: An autonomous guidance system that operates a vehicle in an autonomous mode includes a camera module, a radar module, and a controller. The camera module outputs an image signal indicative of an image of an object in an area about a vehicle. The radar module outputs a reflection signal indicative of a reflected signal reflected by the object. The controller determines an object-location of the object on a map of the area based on a vehicle-location of the vehicle on the map, the image signal, and the reflection signal. The controller classifies the object as small when a magnitude of the reflection signal associated with the object is less than a signal-threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Lawrence Dean Hazelton
  • Patent number: 10203418
    Abstract: Method for estimating the position of a portable device which includes: a first estimation step (11), in which is estimated the position and the extension of a first spatial region (100) where the portable device is located and; a second estimation step (12), in which is estimated the position of the portable device by the selection of the position where the portable device is located among the positions included in the first spatial region (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: GIPSTECH S.R.L.
    Inventor: Gaetano D'Aquila
  • Patent number: 10200824
    Abstract: Systems and methods for proactively assisting users with accurately locating a parked vehicle are disclosed herein. An example method includes: automatically, and without instructions from a user: determining that a user of the electronic device is in a vehicle that has come to rest at a geographic location. Upon determining that the user has left the vehicle at the geographic location, the method includes automatically, and without instructions from a user: determining whether positioning information, retrieved from the location sensor to identify the geographic location, satisfies accuracy criteria. Upon determining that the positioning information does not satisfy the accuracy criteria, the method includes: providing a prompt to the user to input information about the geographic location. In response to providing the prompt, the method includes receiving information from the user about the geographic location and storing the information as vehicle location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Daniel C. Gross, Patrick L. Coffman, Richard R. Dellinger, Christopher P. Foss, Jason J. Gauci, Aria D. Haghighi, Cyrus D. Irani, Bronwyn A. Jones, Gaurav Kapoor, Stephen O. Lemay, Colin C. Morris, Michael R. Siracusa, Lawrence Y. Yang, Brent D. Ramerth, Jerome R. Bellegarda, Jannes G.A. Dolfing, Giulia P. Pagallo, Xin Wang, Jun Hatori, Alexandre R. Moha, Kevin D. Clark, Karl Christian Kohlschuetter, Jesper S. Andersen, Hafid Arras, Alexandre Carlhian, Thomas Deniau, Mathieu J. Martel, Sofiane Toudji
  • Patent number: 10197681
    Abstract: A small-sized state calculating device which may acquire a highly-precise state calculation value is provided. The state calculating device may include antennas, receiving parts, a phase difference calculating part and an operation part. The receiving parts may calculate carrier phase measurements PYA, PYB and PYC of GNSS signals received by the antennas, respectively. The phase difference calculating part may set the antennas to be switched between a master antenna and a slave antenna, and calculate the plurality of inter-antenna phase differences ??AB, ??BC and ??CA, for every combination of the master antenna and the slave antenna, using the carrier phase measurements PYA, PYB and PYC. The operation part may calculate an attitude angle AT using the plurality of inter-antenna phase differences ??AB, ??BC and ??CA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Furuno Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiraku Nakamura, Naomi Fujisawa, Hiroyuki Toda, Takeshi Nagano
  • Patent number: 10198533
    Abstract: A method of determining a registration between Scanworlds may include determining a first viewpoint of a setting based on first point data of a first Scanworld. The first Scanworld may include information about the setting as taken by a first laser scanner at a first location. The method may further include determining a second viewpoint of the setting based on second point data of a second Scanworld. The second Scanworld may include information about the setting as taken by a second laser scanner at a second location. The method may further include generating a first rectified image based on the first viewpoint and generating a second rectified image based on the second viewpoint. Additionally, the method may include determining a registration between the first Scanworld and the second Scanworld based on the first viewpoint and the second viewpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH
    Inventors: Bernhard Zeisl, Kevin Köser, Marc Pollefeys, Gregory Walsh
  • Patent number: 10191157
    Abstract: A wide-lane ambiguity and a respective satellite wide-lane bias are determined for the collected phase measurements for each satellite for assistance in narrow-lane ambiguity resolution. Satellite correction data is determined for each satellite in an orbit solution based on the collected raw phase and code measurements and determined orbital narrow-lane ambiguity and respective orbital satellite narrow-lane bias. A slow satellite clock correction is determined based on the satellite orbital correction data, the collected raw phase and code measurements, and clock narrow-lane ambiguity and respective satellite narrow-lane bias.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Liwen L. Dai, Sonia U. Kuntz, Yujie Zhang, Yiqun Chen
  • Patent number: 10184797
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods are disclosed for determining a navigational constraint for a portable device using an ultrasonic sensor. The navigational constraint may be used to supplement other navigational solutions or may be used independently. The ultrasonic sensor may provide a plurality of samples to be processed to determine the constraint. Processing the ultrasonic samples may include performing a flow analysis regarding detected external objects. Determining the constraint may include any or all of determining a context for usage, distinguishing usage modes, estimating relative heading changes, and estimating misalignment angle between device and platform needed to determine direction of motion of the platform and determining a speed of the portable device from the samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: InvenSense, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacques Georgy, Amr Al-Hamad, Christopher Goodall
  • Patent number: 10187777
    Abstract: A method of updating a location information, which represents a physical location of a communication device (2), is generated by a location source (1), and sent from the location source (1) via a location object generating unit (1A, 2A) and a cache unit (3A) to a location consumer (4), comprises caching a first location information (6) in the cache unit (3A), monitoring of a second location information (60) received subsequently to the first location information (6) at the location object generating unit (1A, 2A) by the location object generating unit (1A, 2A) to detect an invalid location information, and, triggered by the detection of an invalid location information (30, 50, 70), sending a location object (31, 51, 61, 71, 81) generated by the location object generating unit (1A, 2A) from the location object generating unit (1A, 2A) to the cache unit (3A), wherein the location object (31, 51, 61, 71, 81) comprises an invalidation information (85-88) indicating that a location information (6, 83) sent prior t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Unify GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: James Smith, Thomas Scharnagl
  • Patent number: 10180500
    Abstract: A method of processing signal data including an unencrypted portion and an encrypted portion, the method including: receiving, at a receiver, the signal data; processing a sample of the signal data to provide a processed signal sample including data relating to the encrypted portion of the signal data and data relating to the unencrypted portion of the signal data, comparing the unencrypted signal data with at least one reference signal to determine information including at least one of (i) the time at which the signal was sent from the source and (ii) the identity of the source; requesting, based on the determined information, and from a source remote to the receiver, a set of encrypted reference signal samples; comparing, on a processing device remote to the receiver, the set of encrypted reference signal samples with the received encrypted signal data to identify any matching signal samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: QINETIQ LIMITED
    Inventors: Nigel Clement Davies, Richard Edward Bowden, Mark Dumville, Ben Peter Wales, Luis Enrique Aguado, Thomas Andrew Evans
  • Patent number: 10181228
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining the authenticity of vehicle operational data provided by telematics or other devices are provided. Vehicle performance and/or operational data may be collected and the authenticity of the data stream may be determined based on the whether the data stream includes a watermark in a predetermined location of the data stream or whether the data stream includes a data key comprising a predetermined false vehicle performance data reading. A second data recording device may also record vehicle performance and/or operational data. Both the first and second data recording devices may provide the respective vehicle performance data to a computing device. The computing device may compare the vehicle performance data from the first and second data recording devices to determine authenticity of the vehicle measurement data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventor: Mark V. Slusar
  • Patent number: 10176699
    Abstract: A tracking system determines if a tracking device is located within a safe zone based on whether a set of safe conditions are satisfied. The set of safe conditions includes a geographic boundary or a geographic location and corresponding threshold distance. The set of safe conditions can also include a time window during which a safe zone is active. When a tracking device is within a safe zone (e.g., geographically and temporally), the tracking device is determined to be safe, and notifications associated with the tracking device can be minimized. The safe zones may be user-selected, user-defined, or determined based on data analytics. If a set of safe conditions are not satisfied, the tracking system generates and sends a notification to the user of the tracking device indicating that the tracking device may be lost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Doxey, Arunkumar Puppala, Wayne Patterson
  • Patent number: 10173691
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for vehicle sensor calibration using wireless network-connected sensors. An example disclosed vehicle includes a communication controller and a sensor manager. The example communication controller communicatively couples to a network associated with a facility. The example sensor manager determines when the vehicle is proximate the facility. Additionally, the sensor manager calibrates sensors of the vehicle based on a measurement data of sensors installed at the facility that are communicatively coupled to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Gopichandra Surnilla, Radhakrishnan Swaminathan, Daniel A. Makled, Michael Mcquillen
  • Patent number: 10169991
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide enhanced warnings of potential future adverse events (e.g., automobile crashes) by tracking the location and motion of multiple vehicles, and providing alerts or warnings to the drivers of such vehicles in the event that a risk of an adverse event is identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Ridar Systems LLC
    Inventors: Brent F. Massey, Greg L. Rouleau, Thaddeus Noll Selden
  • Patent number: 10171983
    Abstract: A system, method, and non-transitory computer readable medium comprising instructions for receiving information about an event from at least one mobile device, the information comprising location information and event type information and identifying the event based on the information, the event being identified by associating the event type information with a specific event and associating the location information with a particular location associated with the specific event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Open Invention Network LLC
    Inventors: James N. White, Monica Rose Martino, M. Gregory Smith
  • Patent number: 10165406
    Abstract: A method and an electronic device are disclosed. The electronic device includes at least one sensor, a reception module and a route information providing module, which executes the method, including determining, by the reception module, a present location as a first location in response to detecting occurrence of a first predetermined event, acquiring movement information by the at least one sensor when the electronic device moves from the first location, after moving from the first location, determining, by the reception module, a new present location as a second location in response to occurrence of a second predetermined event, the determination of the new present location including acquiring geographical location information corresponding to the second location, and generating route information corresponding to at least one interval between the first location and the second location based on at least a part of the acquired movement information and at least a part of the geographical location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyunsu Hong, Kyong-Ha Park, Gongbo Moon, Sanghoon Jeon
  • Patent number: 10162044
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of a balloon-based positioning system and method. In one example embodiment, a system includes at least three balloons, with each balloon including a position-determining module (PDM) and a position-broadcasting module (PBM). Each PDM is configured for determining a position of the respective balloon and each PBM is configured for broadcasting a balloon signal containing balloon-positioning data of the respective balloon. The balloon-positioning data includes the determined position of the respective balloon and a corresponding time of broadcast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: Richard Wayne DeVaul, Waleed Kadous, Eric Teller, Cliff Biffle, Edward Allen Keyes
  • Patent number: 10148513
    Abstract: A method and system for improving mobile bandwidth consumption is provided. The method includes establishing a wireless connection between a mobile device and a first antenna of a wireless connection device located within a specified geographical zone. Movement of the mobile device is tracked within the specified geographical zone and it is determined that the mobile device has exited a first subzone of the specified geographical zone. Additionally, it is determined that that the mobile device has entered a second subzone of the specified geographical zone. In response, communications between the mobile device and the wireless connection device via the first antenna are disabled. Additionally, communications between the mobile device and the wireless connection device via a second antenna of the wireless connection device are enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Krishnasuri Narayanam, Ramasuri Narayanam, Mukundan Sundararajan
  • Patent number: 10144390
    Abstract: A remote start system for a work vehicle includes a communication unit configured to receive a remote start input signal; optical sensors providing a first image of the work vehicle or work vehicle environment; and a controller including at least a start module and a verification module. The start module is configured to generate a verification request in response to the remote start input signal. In response to the verification request, the verification module is configured to confirm that the first image satisfies a verification condition and to generate a verification confirmation when the first image satisfies the verification condition. The start module is configured to generate a start command in response to the verification confirmation. The remote start system further includes a starter device coupled to the controller and configured to energize a prime mover of the work vehicle upon receipt of the start command from the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Keith N. Chaston, Sean P. West, Scott S. Hendron
  • Patent number: 10140877
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to systems and methods for collision avoidance of aerial vehicles. More particularly, the disclosure is directed to systems and methods for avoiding collisions between manned aerial vehicles and unmanned aerial vehicles. The unmanned aerial vehicle includes a low power RF beacon which transmits signals over a predefined frequency monitored by manned aerial vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: John C. Ceccherelli, James E. Bishop, Kathryn P. Guy, Patrick S. Ryan
  • Patent number: 10142790
    Abstract: A method of controlling a device that includes a receiver and a movement sensor includes (a) deactivating the receiver; (b) while the receiver is deactivated, analyzing measurements from the movement sensor to determine a measure of the distance the device has moved from a first location; and (c) in the event that it is determined from the measurements from the movement sensor that the device has moved from the first location by more than a threshold distance, activating the receiver and using the receiver to obtain a second measurement of the location of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Marten Jeroen Pijl, Paul Michael Fulton, Heribert Baldus
  • Patent number: 10137932
    Abstract: A vehicle control device is equipped with a target steering angle generating unit adapted to generate a target steering angle for a vehicle from a relationship between acquired lane information and an attitude of the vehicle, during a period in which a low speed traveling state is being detected, or during a period until a predetermined condition from a mode transition time point is satisfied, and a steering angle control unit adapted to control the steering angle of the vehicle so as to agree with the generated target steering angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Oguro
  • Patent number: 10136576
    Abstract: A robotic work tool system (200) comprising a charging station (210) and a robotic work tool (100), said robotic work tool (100) comprising a position determining device (190) for determining a current position and at least one deduced reckoning navigation sensor (195), the robotic work tool (100) being configured to determine that a reliable current position is possible to determine and in response thereto calibrate at least one of the at least one deduced reckoning navigation sensor (195).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: HUSQVARNA AB
    Inventor: Peter Reigo
  • Patent number: 10132719
    Abstract: A method and system for evaluating the reliability of data supplied by multi-function WFC sensors of tires of wheels of a vehicle for targeted applications, on the basis of the irregularities of the road, which use displacement data sent from the road handling adaptation equipment of the vehicle, enabling the variations in the road condition to be reflected. The system includes equipment for monitoring the wheel displacement data for adapting it to the variations of profile of the road on which it is traveling, in order to maintain a stable body position. The monitoring equipment is linked to the WFC sensors via a central processing unit which is capable of correlating data supplied by the WFC sensors and values of wheel displacement data supplied by the monitoring equipment for the purpose of weighting the values of at least one parameter obtained from the data delivered by the WFC sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignees: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FRANCE, CONTINETAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventor: Olivier Fudulea
  • Patent number: 10127809
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to prediction of traffic dynamics. A descriptive model is provided that uses historical probe data to create “tidal-like” patterns for the usual dynamics on the road network and creates a framework for taking a future time, e.g. in terms of month, day, time, and suggesting a typical speed for the specified road network link at that specific time. With this model, better predictions for estimated time of arrival will be derived. As opposed to blindly extrapolating from a static model, the disclosed embodiments dynamically adapt to current conditions using real time data to adapt, based on current conditions, the model from which a predicted speed may be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Jane Macfarlane, Robert Grossman, Collin Bennett, James Pivarski
  • Patent number: 10117044
    Abstract: A method and/or system allows a user of a social networking service to publish a content item tagged with location information for sharing with other users of the social networking service. The user publishing the content item performs operations on the originating device to generate the content item. The originating communication device attaches the location information to the content item, and transmits the content item to a social networking system. The social networking system may provide various location-based services based on the content item tagged with the location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Eyal M. Sharon, Jed Stremel, Olumakinde A. Adeagbo, Wayne Chang, Joseph Hewitt, Matthew Cahill
  • Patent number: 10108192
    Abstract: Example systems and methods are disclosed for determining vehicle pose data for an autonomous vehicle. The vehicle computer system may receive pose data from multiple pose measurement systems of the autonomous vehicle. Each pose measurement system may include one or more corresponding sensors of the autonomous vehicle. The vehicle computer system may determine a pose data quality for the received pose data for each pose measurement system. The vehicle computer system may set the vehicle pose data to the pose data of the pose measurement system with the highest pose data quality. The vehicle computer system may control the autonomous vehicle based on the vehicle pose data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Seth Michael LaForge, Craig Lewin Robinson, John Tisdale, Russell Smith
  • Patent number: 10101170
    Abstract: Phenomenon data for at least one moving phenomenon that affects travel on at least one roadway can be received. An impact distribution for the phenomenon over a plurality of phenomenon cells can be determined and corresponding phenomenon impact distribution data can be generated. For at least one vehicle, a plurality of candidate routes for the vehicle to reach an intended destination can be determined. For each candidate route, whether the candidate route intersects with at least phenomenon cell impacted by the phenomenon can be determined. If so, a vehicle simulation agent for that vehicle and that candidate route can be initialized. Using the vehicle simulation agent, an impact of the phenomenon on the vehicle can be determined based on the phenomenon impact distribution data. Data indicating the impact of the phenomenon on travel of the vehicle if the vehicle were to travel along the respective the route can be output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhito Akiyama, Mari Abe Fukuda, Sanehiro Furuichi, Hiroya Ogihara, Taku Sasaki, Asuka Unno, Gaku Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10101447
    Abstract: An Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) avionics device for use in an aircraft with a transponder and an antenna comprises a first port, a second port, a transmitter, a switch, and a processing element. The first port may electrically couple to the transponder, and the second port may electrically couple to the antenna. The transmitter generates data to be transmitted over the antenna. The switch includes a first mode in which the transponder is electrically coupled to the antenna and a second mode in which the transmitter is electrically coupled to the antenna. The processing element is programmed to switch the switch from the first mode to the second mode, instruct the transmitter to transmit an ADS-B Out data packet to the second port, and switch the switch from the second mode to the first mode after the packet is transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Garmin International, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher E. P. Schulte
  • Patent number: 10096240
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate generally to a traffic control system, the system includes at least: a Wi-Fi communication unit which connects between vehicles and Internet network; and a control unit which controls the vehicles by a Wi-Fi network. The control unit generates crowdsourcing data by using the data collected from the vehicles, and controls the vehicles based on the generated crowdsourcing data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Jung H Byun
  • Patent number: 10088574
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of delivering an alert from an aircraft to a search and rescue system. An alert from an aircraft is received via a communications satellite. The alert comprises identification information identifying the aircraft and position information identifying the position of the aircraft. In response to receiving the alert, an emulated distress radio beacon signal is generated. The emulated distress radio beacon signal comprises the identification information and the position information in a standard format of a signal generated by a distress radio beacon. The emulated distress radio beacon signal is broadcast from a location other than the aircraft as an emulated distress radio beacon transmission that is configured to be received and processed by the search and rescue system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Timothy Allen Murphy
  • Patent number: 10086698
    Abstract: A recreational vehicle includes a seatbelt sensor configured to detect when a seatbelt is in an engaged position or a disengaged position and an engine control module in communication with the seatbelt sensor to automatically limit a maximum speed of the vehicle to a reduced maximum speed limit upon detection of the seatbelt is in the disengaged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Karl J. Grajkowski, Amber P. Malone, Eric P. Nault, Steven C. Erickson, Brian R. Gillingham, Ryan D. Carlson
  • Patent number: 10080104
    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: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Si Bin Fan, Zhi Lin Hu, Shi Wen Li, Zheng He Yang
  • Patent number: 10066945
    Abstract: An information processing device can receive a positioning signal that is transmitted from a transmitting device. The information processing device includes an input reception unit for receiving an input of a destination and for identifying first location information including fir floor number information, the first floor number information indicating a floor number of the destination in a structure including the destination, a retrieval unit for retrieving second location information including second floor number information from the positioning signal, the second floor number information indicating a floor number on which the transmitting device is provided in a structure in which the transmitting device is provided, and a calculation unit for calculating a route from a current location of the information processing device to the destination by using the first location information and the second location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinji Aoki
  • Patent number: 10068475
    Abstract: A system for providing data for vehicles includes a region server for providing information data for vehicles in a region. A first and second of the vehicles predict path data, which indicate at least one route that the first and second vehicles will drive with a probability. The first and second vehicles are registered in the region server if the route of the first and second vehicles indicated by the predicted path data lies in the region. The region server produces the information data in dependence on received sensor data of the first vehicle. The produced information data are sent by the region server to the second vehicle if the predicted path data of the second vehicle overlap with the predicted path data of the first vehicle and the second vehicle is registered in the region server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Esswein, Berthold Ernstberger
  • Patent number: 10064003
    Abstract: A mobile device can monitor a current location using a multi-tier approach. A baseband subsystem can monitor a coarse location of the mobile device using various course location parameters, such as a mobile country code (MCC), a location area code (LAC), or a cell identifier (cell ID), as the mobile device moves closer to the geographic region. Upon determining that the mobile device is in a cell that intersects the geographic region, the baseband subsystem can transfer the monitoring to the application subsystem. The task can be performed when the application subsystem determines that the mobile device is currently located in the geographic region. A beacon network can provide more accurate estimates of mobile device location and advertise location based services available to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Morgan Grainger, Robert Mayor, Ronald K. Huang
  • Patent number: 10048700
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for obtaining environmental data and operational data from autonomous vehicles in a roadway. A vehicle state of the autonomous vehicles can be updated using data that is obtained from nearby vehicles or other vehicles that are on the roadway. The roadway management system can also generate updates to the vehicle state based upon data obtained from sources external to autonomous vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James Christopher Curlander, Pragyana K. Mishra, Ryan Scott Russell, Hilliard Bruce Siegel, Darren Ernest Canavor, Wesley Scott Lauka, Marshall Friend Tappen, Jules Cook Graybill, Udit Madan, Erik Resch Parker, Jonathan Blair Norwood, Allan Scott Bathurst
  • Patent number: 10037470
    Abstract: In a pitch angle estimation apparatus, an image acquirer sequentially acquires images in a forward or rearward direction of a vehicle. Each image is referred to as a frame. A movement amount calculator extracts a feature point from each of the images acquired by the image acquirer and calculates an amount of movement of the feature point in a vertical direction of the image. A pitch angle calculator calculates a pitch angle of the vehicle based on the amount of movement of the feature point. An output unit outputs the pitch angle calculated by the pitch angle calculator. A low frequency component calculator calculates a low frequency component of the pitch angle calculated by the pitch angle calculator. An output determiner determines whether to output the pitch angle based on the magnitude of the low frequency component calculated by the low frequency component calculator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taiki Kawano, Naoki Kawasaki, Naoki Nitanda, Kenta Hoki
  • Patent number: 10033683
    Abstract: Embodiments of techniques and systems for sharing user information between proximate devices are described. In embodiments, a first device may identify a physically-proximate device that may receive user information. Upon receiving an indication that a user of the first device may desire to share user information with a user of the second device, a determination may be made as to whether the two users have matching interests. In embodiments, the interest match determination may be made by a separate interest match evaluator. Upon determination of an interest match, the first device may then send a request to share user information to the second device. If a user of the second device approves the request, user information for the user of the first device may be shared with the user of the second device. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jim Baca, Tobias Kohlenberg, Burges Karkaria, Dennis Morgan, David Stanasolovich, Selim Aissi, Mark Price, Alan Ross
  • Patent number: 10015657
    Abstract: A system, method, and non-transitory computer readable medium comprising instructions for receiving information about an event from at least one mobile device, the information comprising location information and event type information and identifying the event based on the information, the event being identified by associating the event type information with a specific event and associating the location information with a particular location associated with the specific event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Open Invention Network LLC
    Inventors: James N. White, Monica Rose Martino, M. Gregory Smith