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: 11002859
    Abstract: An intelligent vehicle positioning method based on feature point calibration is provided. The intelligent vehicle positioning method includes: determining whether an intelligent vehicle is located in a blind area or a non-blind area; when the intelligent vehicle is located in a GNSS non-blind area, combining GNSS signals, odometer data and inertial measurement unit data, acquiring a current pose of the intelligent vehicle through a Kalman filtering, scanning a surrounding environment of the intelligent vehicle by using a laser radar, extracting corner points and arc features and performing processing to obtain the corner points and circle centers as the feature points, calculating global coordinates and weights of the feature points and storing the global coordinates and the weights of the feature points in a current feature point list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Xinyu Zhang, Jun Li, Shichun Guo, Huaping Liu, Mo Zhou, Wenju Gao
  • Patent number: 11005589
    Abstract: A system for detecting GNSS signal jammers to be positioned on a roadside, the system comprises: a first device for receiving a GNSS signal; a second device that is configured to measure at least one characteristic of a received GNSS signal and to detect, on the basis of at least one characteristic, interference in the GNSS signal caused by a jamming signal; a third device for triggering the capture of an image of the road if the GNSS signal is subject to interference caused by a jamming signal, the first device configured to receive, via a radio link, a sequence of a satellite radionavigation signal received by a vehicle and retransmitted by the vehicle to the system via the radio link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: Marc Revol, Jean-Guy Blete
  • Patent number: 10997889
    Abstract: A position/pose acquisition unit acquires a position and a pose of a viewpoint in a real space. A site data disposition unit disposes site data which is three-dimensional data representing a shape of a construction site in a virtual space on the basis of the position and the pose of the viewpoint. A machine data disposition unit disposes machine data which is three-dimensional data representing a shape of a work machine at a position corresponding to the site data in the virtual space. A rendering unit renders the disposed machine data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: KOMATSU LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Onishi, Masahiro Kurihara
  • Patent number: 10986767
    Abstract: Some embodiments may include a control system configured to monitor an online queue associated with a remote server for the presence of updated control software content; in the case of the presence of updated control software content in the online queue, provide data based thereon in an offline queue, wherein a portable computing device includes a storage for the offline queue; waiting for a time period in which a wired communication interface of the portable computing device is attached to a wired interface of the vehicle or a wireless communication interface of the vehicle is in range of a wireless communication interface of the portable computing device; and in the time period, transferring contents of the offline queue to the vehicle, wherein a processor of the vehicle distributes update(s) included in the contents to one or more of the GNSS receiver, the actuator assembly, and the steering control module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: AGJUNCTION LLC
    Inventors: Subramanian R. Ramachandran, Mark Alan Villela
  • Patent number: 10992394
    Abstract: Embodiments of channel parameters consistency calibration methods in multi-channel phased array systems are disclosed. The method comprises a reference channel calibration step and a calibration step for other channels to be calibrated. The reference channel calibration step comprises selecting one channel as a reference channel and performing a full state calibration on the reference channel to generate full state control data set S(A). Parameters to be calibrated in the calibration step of the uncalibrated channel may be a phase shift amount or an attenuation amount. The calibration step for the uncalibrated channel comprises a calibration under at least one specified parameter group. Compared with the conventional calibration methods, the present calibration method greatly shortens the calibration time, reduces the required data storage capacity, thereby improves efficiency for completing the consistence calibration of the parameters for multi-channel phased array systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Chengdu Sicore Semiconductor Corp. Ltd.
    Inventor: Cemin Zhang
  • Patent number: 10983521
    Abstract: A vehicle controller includes: an information acquiring unit configured to acquire one or more pieces of information for identifying a traveling state including a position of a vehicle or a condition of an object around the vehicle; an environment detecting unit configured to detect an environment in which the vehicle is located; an operation control unit configured to determine a reliability of the information, based on the information and a detection result of the environment detecting unit; and a control instruction generating unit configured to generate a control instruction for controlling an operation of the vehicle, based on the information and the reliability, and output the control instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoshi Shizuka
  • Patent number: 10976403
    Abstract: A position detection system (10) includes receivers (20a to 20g) constituting a radio mesh network, and a gateway device (30). Each of the receivers (20a to 20g) includes a receiving unit (22), a sending unit (23), and a control unit (24). When the receiving unit (22) in each of the receivers (20a to 20f) receives the beacon, the control unit (24) generates first reception information containing information indicating signal strength of the received beacon and identification information of the relevant receiver, and sends the first reception information from the sending unit (23). When the receiving unit (22) receives second reception information, the control unit (24) sends the second reception information. When receiving the second reception information generated by the other receiver, the receiver (20g) connected to the gateway device (30) sends the received second reception information to the server device (34) through the gateway device (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tetsu Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10962653
    Abstract: This application discloses a positioning method and an apparatus, and relates to the field of communications technologies. The positioning method and the apparatus are invented to resolve a prior-art problem of a relatively low success rate of obtaining an assisted location. The method includes: determining, by a terminal, identifiers of M target signal sources, where a value of M is an integer greater than 1, and the target signal source is a signal source whose signal strength currently can be detected by the terminal and is greater than a preset threshold; obtaining, based on the identifiers of the M target signal sources, a location matching the identifiers of the M target signal sources; and performing, by the terminal, satellite positioning based on the location. This application is applied to a satellite positioning process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chunqing Hou
  • Patent number: 10963234
    Abstract: Installation of a location-based application. A method collects device data of a mobile device of a user, the device data including information indicative of a location at which the user will be present at a future time. The method identifies, based on the collecting the device data, a software application associated with that location. The method downloads an installer for the software application to the mobile device of the user. The method also automatically installs the software application on the mobile device based on a triggering event, the installing being prior to arrival of the user at the location at the future time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cyril Armand, Romain Buda, Julien Fleury, Francois Varchon
  • Patent number: 10955556
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses to assist a global positioning system (GPS) module to determine GPS position estimates for a wireless communication device is disclosed. Processing circuitry in the wireless communication device determines a potential or an actual inaccuracy in a GPS position estimate obtained from a GPS module. The processing circuitry obtains a set of map vector data stored in or associated with the wireless communication device. The processing circuitry determines a location estimate of the wireless communication device based on at least a portion of the set of map vector data. The processing circuitry provides the location estimate to the GPS module and obtains an updated GPS position estimate from the GPS module, the updated GPS position estimate based at least in part on the location estimate provided to the GPS module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn D. MacGougan, Robert W. Mayor, Stephen J. Rhee
  • Patent number: 10950934
    Abstract: A microwave power transmission apparatus converts electric energy into microwaves, and transmits the microwaves to a microwave power receiver between sea and land. A power transmission antenna to emit the microwaves is directed to a direction of the microwave power receiver by a driver. When a beacon receiver detects a beacon signal transmitted by the microwave power receiver, a transmission signal generator generates a transmission signal emitted as microwaves from the power transmission antenna. Radio waves are not emitted from the power transmission antenna when the beacon signal is not detected. Not detecting the beacon signal corresponds to a situation where a power reception antenna cannot receive the microwaves due to motion of the antenna being on the sea. The wireless electric power transmission apparatus and electric power transfer system can prevent occurrence of a situation where the emitted microwaves cannot be received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Masaharu Fukumoto
  • Patent number: 10935667
    Abstract: The information processing device includes: a distribution target determination unit configured to determine that a terminal located within a first predetermined range and detected by a first detection technique (e.g. GPS) is a first distribution target terminal and that a terminal located within and detected by a second detection technique (e.g. beacon) is a second distribution target terminal, where the second predetermined range is included in the first predetermined range; a distribution request acquisition unit configured to acquire a distribution request from a distribution requester terminal; and an information distribution unit configured to distribute information corresponding to the distribution request to at least the first distribution target terminal, the first distribution target terminal not overlapping with the second distribution terminal, or the second distribution target terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Nagaaki Hoshi, Lin Zhong, Kenji Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10937259
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for a smart vehicle health system. In one embodiment the system includes a smart vehicle equipped with sensors configured to detect health parameters indicative of a relative health of certain vehicle components or systems. A processor is configured to generate a data signal containing vehicle component or system health information based on data from the sensors, and to transmit the data signal from the vehicle to a remotely located data receiver configured to receive the data signal. The system may further include a monitor connected to the data receiver and configured to present a plurality of selectable visual displays indicating the health of the vehicle components or systems based on the vehicle component or system health information in the transmitted data signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Armorworks Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Valent Horvatich, David A. Bosen, Brad Belcher
  • Patent number: 10930142
    Abstract: In a remote control device, a confirmation information notifying part notifies confirmation information for transmission of a control instruction before the transmission of the control instruction by a control instruction transmitting part, in a case where when an operation instruction to a selected electronic device is input by an operation instruction inputting part, a same kind device determining part determines that a plurality of the electronic devices of the same kind as the selected electronic device exist, and the distance determining part determines that the distance between the selected electronic device and the remote control device is equal to or larger than the distance threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoko Imai, Genesio Chang, Ken Oiwa
  • Patent number: 10922981
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer readable medium, the method comprising: obtaining raw maritime data from a plurality of sources, the raw maritime data indicative of a geolocation of vessels at different times and comprises duplicative data obtained from separate sources; analyzing the raw maritime data to produce for each vessel a vessel story comprising a set of activities and corresponding timestamps, wherein the set of activities associated with each vessel is smaller by at least one order of magnitude than the raw maritime data associated with the each vessel; identifying a pattern in the vessel story associated with a vessel, wherein the pattern conforms with a risk event; and validating the risk event using the raw maritime data or vessel stories, whereby identifying the risk event using reduced resources than required to identify the risk event in the raw maritime data, and without increasing false positive metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: WINDWARD LTD.
    Inventors: Yair Mazor, Tomer Benyamini, Omid Rokni, Ido Sovran, Yonit Hoffman, Yaniv Meoded, Rotem Abeles, Ilan Atias, Maksim Bocharenko
  • Patent number: 10921464
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods determine the rotational position of a spinning object. A satellite positioning system can be used to determine the spatial position of an object, which in turn can be used to guide the object. An adaptive sideband filter is used to provide increased robustness against interference. However, when the object is spinning, such as an artillery shell, then the rotational orientation should be known in order to properly actuate the control surfaces, such as fins, which will also be spinning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Interstate Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Steven B. Alexander, Richard F. Redhead
  • Patent number: 10916127
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods relating to determining geographic locations of vehicle ways which are employed by vehicles for movement and/or parking. A classifier may be defined for identifying portions of the vehicle ways via machine learning techniques and processing of historical telematic data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Geotab Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Jacob Lewis, Xiaochen Zhang, Brenda Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10916142
    Abstract: Example systems and methods allow for reporting and sharing of information reports relating to driving conditions within a fleet of autonomous vehicles. One example method includes receiving information reports relating to driving conditions from a plurality of autonomous vehicles within a fleet of autonomous vehicles. The method may also include receiving sensor data from a plurality of autonomous vehicles within the fleet of autonomous vehicles. The method may further include validating some of the information reports based at least in part on the sensor data. The method may additionally include combining validated information reports into a driving information map. The method may also include periodically filtering the driving information map to remove outdated information reports. The method may further include providing portions of the driving information map to autonomous vehicles within the fleet of autonomous vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Nathaniel Fairfield, Joshua Seth Herbach, Andrew Hughes Chatham, Michael Steven Montemerlo
  • Patent number: 10907970
    Abstract: A method of determining the unreliability of a location determination of a device knowing at least the prior determined location and time of determining the location of the device is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Bluedot Innovation PTY Ltd
    Inventor: Filip Eldic
  • Patent number: 10901095
    Abstract: The present invention makes it possible to enhance the accuracy of position and attitude estimation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshiaki Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10897687
    Abstract: An electronic device and a method for identifying a location by the electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes a display, a processor electrically connected with the display and a memory, and the memory storing instructions executed by the processor. The processor is configured to obtain a plurality of locations in a space-of-interest, detect a wireless signal from at least one external electronic device located in the space-of-interest or an adjacent area, obtain detection frequency data according to a frequency of detection of the wireless signal, and identify a current location of the electronic device based on at least part of the obtained detection frequency data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION, YONSEI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Taejun Kwon, Seongil Hahm, Jonghoon Shin, Kyoungwoo Lee, Hyunchoong Kim
  • Patent number: 10881906
    Abstract: A track estimation device includes: a reliability determination unit configured to determine the reliability of satellite positioning information; an update timing determination unit configured to determine the timing of updating a parameter to estimate track of cycling based on the reliability of satellite positioning information; and an update unit configured to update the parameter based on a result of the timing determination. When the reliability determination unit determines that reliability of the satellite positioning information is low, the track estimation unit estimates the track based on the parameter by autonomous navigation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoaki Nagasaka, Masashi Ueda
  • Patent number: 10873835
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein are directed to a tracking objects using a cognitive heterogeneous ad hoc mesh network. Participant objects transmit notification signals to inform other participant objects in line-of-sight of their position and movement. The participants also utilize echoes of the notification signals to detect and estimate the position and movement of non-participant objects. Participant objects can then share this positional information with one another to refine the estimated position and movement of non-participant objects. The position of each other participant and non-participant object is updated based on an individualized update rate that dynamically changes based on the distance and velocity of closure between the participant and the other participant or non-participant object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: QUIXOTIC HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Scott Luther, Matthew David Perdew
  • Patent number: 10860160
    Abstract: A display control device including: an acquiring unit configured to acquire location information items representing locations of each of a plurality of vehicles and a plurality of status information items representing statuses of each of the plurality of vehicles, the plurality of vehicles being registered in advance in association with a user using a user terminal; a setting receiving unit configured to receive a display condition set by the user; and a display control unit configured to display a map image on the user terminal such that an icon image representing a vehicle whose status information item satisfies the display condition is positioned at the center of the map image and a position of the icon image of the vehicle in the map image corresponds to the location of the vehicle represented by the location information item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
    Inventors: Akira Yamashita, Keisuke Kimura
  • Patent number: 10862573
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to antenna polarization patterns. In some examples, a network device may comprise a processing resource and a memory resource storing machine-readable instructions to group antenna polarization patterns into polarization groups (PG)s, determine a respective packet error rate (PER) of a representative antenna polarization patter of each PG of the PGs, select a PG of the PGs with the representative antenna polarization pattern having the lowest determined PER of the PGs, and associate with a client device an antenna polarization pattern having the lowest determined PER of the selected PG.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Qiang Zhou, Ben Dunsbergen
  • Patent number: 10861332
    Abstract: A communication terminal is connected to a server device in a bidirectionally communicable manner and configured to transmit a departure point, a destination, and a route retrieval request from the departure point to the destination to the server device and to acquire a route that is retrieved and delivered by the server device in response to the route retrieval request. The communication terminal receives, from the server device, location road information for identifying a position of a moving object on a map and identifying the position of the moving object based on the received location road information. The communication terminal transmits, to the server device, the route retrieval request in which the identified position of the moving object is set as the departure point, and receives, from the server device, a route that is retrieved by the server device in response to the route retrieval request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignees: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji Ogawa, Daisuke Tanizaki, Koichi Iwatsuki, Toyoji Hiyokawa, Motohiro Nakamura, Kazunori Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10856111
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein are directed to a tracking objects using a cognitive heterogeneous ad hoc mesh network. Participant objects transmit notification signals to inform other participant objects in line-of-sight of their position and movement. The participants also utilize echoes of the notification signals to detect and estimate the position and movement of non-participant objects. Participant objects can then share this positional information with one another to refine the estimated position and movement of non-participant objects. The position of each other participant and non-participant object is updated based on an individualized update rate that dynamically changes based on the distance and velocity of closure between the participant and the other participant or non-participant object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: QUIXOTIC HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Scott Luther, Matthew David Perdew
  • Patent number: 10852386
    Abstract: A method for calibrating a time difference of arrival-based local positioning system for k?D localization, k=2 or 3, includes collecting N sets of time difference of arrival measurements related to a mobile node, N?2, each nth set of measurements being performed by Bn beacon nodes among B beacon nodes of the positioning system while the mobile node is located is a nth position within a region covered by the positioning system, Bn?k+2, and determining optimal beacon positions that minimize an objective function depending on N residual error vectors, the calculation of each nth position of the mobile node using beacon positions and the nth set of measurements, the calculation allowing the calculation of the nth residual error vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignees: Swiss Timing Ltd, Friedrich-Alexander-Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg
    Inventors: Thomas Kautz, Sebastian Scholz, Bjoern Eskofier
  • Patent number: 10854090
    Abstract: A collision avoidance system and method for a watercraft for computing, visualizing, programming, and executing ship and hazard avoidance. The collision avoidance system and method employs a map visualization, a linear visualization, and a courses of action visualization to automatically provide a clear visualization of threats in real time in a manner which improves operator awareness for timely decision making and avoidance actions. In this regard, the collision avoidance system and method operate to reduce unwanted or unneeded information, ensure the visualization is task oriented as opposed to function oriented, ensure the visualization is intuitive, keep the key measures of the visualization consistent, and automate the searching of hazards across all charts and automate the closest point of approach in both distance and time of nearby tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Gunnar Gustaf Ramstrum, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10845452
    Abstract: Hybrid positioning methods and electronic apparatuses are provided. A representative method includes: obtaining initial location information; computing initial moving information based upon the sensor readings; computing estimated location information based on the initial moving information and the initial location information; acquiring geographical location readings if a location update condition is satisfied; generating reference location information based on the geographical location readings acquired; comparing the estimated location information with the reference location information to obtain a deviation information; computing a calibrated moving information based on the estimated location information and the deviation information; and computing a calibrated location information based on the deviation information, calibrated moving information and the estimated location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: CM HK LIMITED
    Inventors: Yu-Kuen Tsai, Ching-Lin Hsieh, Chien-Chih Hsu
  • Patent number: 10849092
    Abstract: A mobile wireless device locating method at a mobile wireless device includes: determining, based at least in part on measurements of first signals, first location information for the mobile wireless device; sending a request for transceiver information based on the first location information; receiving the transceiver information at the mobile wireless device, the transceiver information including transceiver identifiers and corresponding locations; measuring second signals from at least some of the transceivers included in the transceiver information, at least one of the second signals being from an uncooperative terrestrial base station capable of bi-directional communications and configured to prevent data and/or voice communications with the mobile wireless device; and determining second location information for the mobile wireless device using information obtained from measuring the second signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Leonid Sheynblat, Mark Leo Moeglein
  • Patent number: 10841000
    Abstract: The present teachings is generally directed to systems and methods for facilitating communications with a satellite. In some embodiments, a request to communicate with a satellite may be received from a client device, and upon determining that a device identifier associated with the client device is associated with an account authorized to connect to one or more satellite ground stations, a schedule of activity for the account may be retrieved. The schedule of activity may indicate a time period that the client device is authorized to connect to the satellite ground station(s) such that data is communicated between the satellite and the client device, and the satellite ground station(s) may be configured to communicate with the satellite. At a start of the time period, a connection between the client device and the satellite ground station(s) may be generated, and via the connection, data may be provided to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Atlas Space Operations, Inc.
    Inventor: Brad Arnold Bode
  • Patent number: 10841778
    Abstract: A device, system, and method locates user devices in enterprises. The method performed by an enterprise server of an enterprise includes receiving contact data from an emergency services device, the contact data comprising location related data of a user device and identification data of the user device. The method includes determining if a general location data of the user device is associated with an area data of the enterprise as a function of the location related data. The method includes determining a precise location data of the user device within the area data of the enterprise based on the contact data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: AVAYA INC.
    Inventors: Parameshwaran Krishnan, Navjot Singh
  • Patent number: 10838069
    Abstract: A method for improving positioning accuracy of global navigation satellite systems includes: in a first step, a reference station located at a base station of a mobile communication network receives at least a first satellite signal transmitted from a global navigation satellite system; in a second step, subsequent to the first step, a server of the mobile communication network calculates correction information based on the first satellite signal received by the reference station; in a third step, subsequent to the second step, the correction information is transmitted to a mobile user equipment entity from a base station of the mobile communication network; in a fourth step, the mobile user equipment entity receives a second satellite signal transmitted from the global navigation satellite system; and in a fifth step, subsequent to the third step, the position of the mobile user equipment entity is calculated based on the correction information and the second satellite signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventors: Arndt Kadelka, Johannes Springer
  • Patent number: 10832502
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate generally to autonomous vehicles and associated mechanical, electrical and electronic hardware, computer software and systems, and wired and wireless network communications to provide an autonomous vehicle fleet as a service. In particular, a method may include receiving data associated with a sensor measurement of a perceived object, determining a label associated with the perceived object based on an initial calibration, retrieving log file data associated with the label, determining a calibration parameter associated with the sensor measurement based on the retrieved log file data, and storing the calibration parameter in association with a sensor associated with the sensor measurement. Sensors may be calibrated on the fly while the autonomous vehicle is in operation using one or more other sensors and/or fused data from multiple types of sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Zoox, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Sol Levinson, Gabriel Thurston Sibley, Bertrand Robert Douillard
  • Patent number: 10819966
    Abstract: A method for rendering views to an output device in a vehicle, including receiving vehicle data from a portable device, and determining vehicle occupant action data based on the vehicle data associated with a vehicle occupant of the vehicle. The method including generating a view based on the vehicle data and a model, the model including one or more components that define the view, wherein generating the view includes modifying one or more components of the model according to the vehicle occupant action data. The method including rendering the view to the output device by controlling the output device to update display of the view according to the modified one more components of the model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Arthur Alaniz, Joseph Whinnery, Robert Wesley Murrish, Michael Eamonn Gleeson-May
  • Patent number: 10809383
    Abstract: In a multiple signal environment, it is important to be able to separate signals. Complete spatial separation can only be accomplished by following the proper mathematical method. This involves first modeling multiple signals that map onto an antenna array. Inverting this process by use of the Moore-Penrose inverse results in spatially separating the signals of interest. This method has important applications in satellite navigation systems where it is relatively easy to jam or spoof the valid but weak navigation signals coming from satellites in high orbits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: John Elton Piper
  • Patent number: 10801858
    Abstract: A map based navigation method, apparatus and storage medium. The method includes: acquiring a location status of a user terminal carrying a navigation client and a navigation operation of a user; and switching automatically between at least two types of navigation pages of the navigation client, based on the location status of the user terminal and the navigation operation of the user. This method can achieve an automatic switching between different types of navigation pages and satisfy different needs of the user in different situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dongmin Li, Weihao Gu, Yang Yu, Huirong Yang, Haoran Yu, Minghao Lei, Zijia Liu, Nanhao Qin, Chong Zhou, Zhengtao Zhu, Xintao Chen, Wenbin Mou, Yang Wang
  • Patent number: 10793165
    Abstract: During autonomous driving of a vehicle, useful Information is presented to an occupant. An image generator in driving assistance device generates a first image representing an action the vehicle is capable of executing depending on a travel environment during autonomous driving and a second image representing a basis of the action. Image output unit outputs the first image and the second image generated by the image generator to notification device in the vehicle in association with each other. The action vehicle is capable of executing may be selected from among action candidates by a driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuya Watanabe, Koichi Emura, Masanaga Tsuji, Toshiya Mori, Wataru Nakai
  • Patent number: 10789838
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus and method for dynamically communicating information of an area of interest by way of road marker devices, such as road cones, pucks, barricade, or the like. The apparatus may communication information for areas of interest including road work zones, traffic accidents, disabled vehicles, or other road hazards. The road marker devices include processing circuitry configured to determine a peripheral shape as a boundary indicated by the road marker devices as the information of the area of interest, and communicate the information of the peripheral shape from a marker device to vehicles approaching the area of interest. The road markers may communicate information of the area of interest to autonomous vehicles, or vehicles having certain sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventor: Matt Amacker
  • Patent number: 10788586
    Abstract: Multichannel inertial measuring unit (MIMU) contains sensors for measurements of vector and scalar parameters of motion (angular speed, specific acceleration, magnetic field, etc.), and independent hardware interfaces to transmit measured data. Measured information is read out from MIMU via each hardware interface irrespective of other hardware interfaces. The format of data presentation for each hardware interface is randomly selected from a predefined list. Measurements from MIMU are generated by a set of sensors within a common timescale. The timescale for synchronization of sensor measurements can be both generated within MIMU by a stable clock generator and transmitted to MIMU from outside, including from one of users of measured data. MIMU also can generate synchronization signals to transmit its timescale to external users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Nikolay Nikolaevich Vasilyuk, Sergey Ivanovich Tychinskiy, Alexandr Vladimirovich Doronin, Dmitry Konstantinovich Tokarev
  • Patent number: 10788589
    Abstract: A system for rapid determination of an unknown position includes an interface and a processor. The interface is configured to receive carrier phase information and code information from a global navigation satellite system signal. The processor is configured to receive double-difference phase information generated using carrier phase information and code information; and calculate an accurate position based at least in part on a most likely integer solution for the carrier phase ambiguity based at least in part on the double-difference phase information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Kolmostar Inc.
    Inventors: Jie Ding, Wensheng Hua
  • Patent number: 10774505
    Abstract: A work machine control system includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire a plurality of pieces of current topographical data of a work site where a work machine including a work unit performs work; a setting unit configured to set predetermined first current topographical data and second current topographical data from the plurality of pieces of current topographical data acquired by the acquisition unit; and an arithmetic unit configured to calculate a difference between the first current topographical data and the second current topographical data, and obtain revision data to revise the first current topographical data based on the difference and parameter information related to the current topography of the work site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: KOMATSU LTD.
    Inventors: Yuto Fujii, Kota Beppu
  • Patent number: 10755586
    Abstract: A device can be configured to receive flight data from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), where the flight data indicates at least one of an identifier that identifies the UAV, a location of the UAV, an altitude of the UAV, a bearing of the UAV, or a speed of the UAV. The device can be further configured to convert at least a portion of the flight data from a first format to a second format; generate automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) data based on the converted flight data; and perform an action associated with the ADS-B data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: X, Jonathan Evans, Matt Fanelli
  • Patent number: 10745009
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is provided. The electronic apparatus includes at least one processor configured to detect, by a sensor, a driving state of a vehicle or a driving state of another vehicle in a vicinity of the vehicle while the vehicle is being driven, obtain state data including the driving state of the vehicle and the driving state of the other vehicle, and use at least one data recognition model to determine a dangerous situation of the vehicle after a certain period of time while the vehicle is being driven, based on the obtained state data. The electronic apparatus may predict a dangerous situation of the vehicle by using a rule-based algorithm or an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm. The electronic apparatus predicts the dangerous situation of the vehicle by using at least one of machine learning, a neural network, and a deep learning algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun-Ik Jang, Ye-Hoon Kim, So-jung Yun, Jin-ho Lee, Do-jun Yang, Han-sung Lee, Soon-hyuk Hong
  • Patent number: 10747233
    Abstract: A parallel travel work system for an autonomous travel work vehicle, an accompanying travel work vehicle accompanying the autonomous travel work vehicle, and a remote controller for communicating with the autonomous travel work vehicle. The remote controller creates a first preset travel path for the autonomous travel work vehicle and a second preset travel path for the accompanying travel work vehicle travels. The autonomous travel work vehicle is equipped with: a position calculator for calculating a position of the autonomous travel work vehicle using a satellite positioning system, a steering actuator for operating a steering device of the autonomous travel work vehicle, a transceiver for communicating with the remote controller, and a control device for controlling the position calculator, the steering actuator and the transceiver. With the control device, the autonomous travelling of the autonomous travel work vehicle is carried out along the first preset travel path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: YANMAR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kouhei Ogura, Akifumi Kuroda, Keiji Matsumoto, Hideaki Aoki
  • Patent number: 10748025
    Abstract: A method for a verification process that performs neighbor discovery for one or more feature points projected to an m-dimensional space (m is a natural number equal to or greater than 2), includes: acquiring a feature point group including one or more feature points projected to coordinate values of the m-dimensional space ordered in a coordinate value order on each of two or more coordinate axes that define the m-dimensional spacer (m is a natural number equal to or greater than 2); selecting a datum axis on which a comparison time number in neighbor discovery is small, the comparison time number being obtained by performing simulation of neighbor discovery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Takahiro Aoki
  • Patent number: 10743135
    Abstract: A mobile wireless network and a method of operation provide analysis of mobile wireless device communications and suggested corrective initiated upon detecting communications performance issues. In some embodiments, the operations include blocking access to location information pertaining to a mobile wireless device based on the state of access flag that is maintained in the network for the mobile wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: TRAXCELL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Jefferson Reed, Stephen Michael Palik
  • Patent number: 10732278
    Abstract: A position detection system is provided as including (i) a sound wave apparatus in a predetermined designated area and (ii) a detection terminal. The sound wave apparatus transmits a sound wave on which position information including a position of its own is superimposed as a detection sound wave. The detection terminal receives the detection sound wave, acquires the position information superimposed on the received detection sound wave, and stores the acquired position information as information indicating the position of the designated area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takayuki Matsunaga
  • Patent number: 10736027
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus, comprising a receiver configured to receive a first distribution factor relating to using a first access, at least one processing core configured to determine, using a probabilistic procedure, based at least in part on the first distribution factor, whether the apparatus is to use the first access, and wherein the at least one processing core is configured to, based on a result of the determination, select an access and to cause the apparatus to use to the selected access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jussi-Pekka Koskinen, Ilkka Keskitalo, Jarkko Koskela, Jorma Kaikkonen