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: 11561307
    Abstract: A system for identifying spoofed navigation signals includes a multi-element antenna configured to receive a plurality of navigation signals. The system also includes at least one processor configured to determine an angle of arrival for each of the navigation signals and analyze the angles of arrival for the navigation signals to determine whether one or more of the navigation signals are spoofed. To analyze the angles of arrival for the navigation signals, the at least one processor may be configured to (i) determine whether two or more of the navigation signals were received at substantially the same angle of arrival (which may be based on a difference of less than 5° between the angles of arrival) and/or (ii) compare the angles of arrival for the navigation signals to at least one expected angle of arrival (which may be based on information about expected or actual positions of multiple satellites).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Raytheon Systems Limited
    Inventor: Steven Clark
  • Patent number: 11549813
    Abstract: Transmitting route data captured by a traveling vehicle to a remote database includes capturing route data records having route data and a location and time of capture. The captured route data records are stored in a memory of the vehicle and are sent to the database. A route data message is sent at a time randomly selected within a first time interval after the capture of the route data and/or when the vehicle has left a predetermined radius around the location of capture of the route data. The messages can be sent directly to the database, or via a minimum number of intermediate receivers posing as the origin of the data to the respective receiver of a transmission from them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Lindemann, Hueseyin Daglioglu
  • Patent number: 11527817
    Abstract: An antenna assembly comprising a base, a modem, a top lid and a housing is disclosed herein. The base is composed of an aluminum material. The modem is disposed on the base. The top lid is for the base, and the top lid comprises at least one antenna element disposed on an exterior surface. The housing covers the top lid and base. The top lid acts as an electro-magnetic barrier for the modem. A communication cable is connected to the modem at one end and extending to and connected to a vehicle internal router with a vehicle modem at the other end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Airgain, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Thill, Callum Noon, Larry Greenstein
  • Patent number: 11514681
    Abstract: A sensor calibration system for a vehicle includes one or more processors. The system also includes a memory communicably coupled to the one or more processors and storing a sensor calibration module including instructions that when executed by the one or more processors cause the one or more processors to, for an environment sensor of the vehicle, determine if the sensor can detect at least a predetermined number of viable reference features in an environment of the vehicle. The module also includes processor-executable instructions to, if the sensor cannot not detect at least a predetermined number of viable reference features, determine at least one suggested positional arrangement of viable reference features with respect to a current position the sensor. The module also includes processor-executable instructions to generate instructions to arrange viable reference features in the at least one suggested positional arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Toyota Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Shunsho Kaku, Mohammad Saad
  • Patent number: 11498227
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a robot pose determination method including: collecting laser frames; calculating a current pose of the robot in a map pointed by a first pointer based on the laser frames, and obtaining an amount of the laser frames having been inserted into the map pointed by the first pointer; inserting the laser frames into a map pointed by the first pointer, if less than a first threshold; inserting the laser frames into the map pointed by the first pointer and a map pointed by a second pointer, if greater than or equal to the first threshold and less than a second threshold; and pointing the first pointer to the map pointed by the second pointer, pointing the second pointer to a newly created empty map, and inserting the laser frames into the map pointed by the first pointer, if equal to the second threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP LTD
    Inventors: Yongsheng Zhao, Zhichao Liu, Youjun Xiong
  • Patent number: 11493346
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a processor and memory including computer program code, the memory and computer program code configured to, with the processor, enable the apparatus at least to: determine a current location of a vehicle on a road network comprising a plurality of different paths of travel using respective recursive Bayesian filters for each of the different paths of travel, wherein each recursive Bayesian filter is configured to compare data received from a sensor on the vehicle with predetermined map data for the respective path of travel to calculate a likelihood of the vehicle being currently located on the respective path of travel and a probability distribution of possible locations along this path of travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Olivier Dousse, Andrii Martyniv
  • Patent number: 11493637
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a health coaching message are disclosed. The method may include collecting electronic fitness data related to a fitness activity; transmitting the electronic fitness data; receiving the electronic fitness data; collecting second electronic fitness data; generating comparison data related to the electronic fitness data and the second electronic fitness data to determine a first ranking and a second ranking; and displaying the first ranking and the second ranking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Andrew J. Graham, Alan R. Lee, Jon H. Werner
  • Patent number: 11495515
    Abstract: Aspects of wireless communication are described, including a radiofrequency (RF) amplifier chip, configured for transmitting or receiving data, comprising a first substrate comprising a first material and a second substrate comprising a second material that is different from the first material. The first substrate and the second substrate may be lattice-matched such that an interface region between the first substrate and the second substrate exhibits an sp3 carbon peak at about 1332 cm·1 having a full width half maximum of no more than 5.0 cm·1 as measured by Raman spectroscopy. In some aspects, the first substrate and said second substrate permit said chip to transmit or receive data at a transfer rate of at least 500 megabits per second and a frequency of at least 8 GHz. In some aspects, the RF amplifier chip is part of a satellite transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: AKASH SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Tyrone D. Mitchell, Jr., Felix Ejeckam, Daniel Francis, Paul Saunier, Kris Kong
  • Patent number: 11493355
    Abstract: A system, method, and non-transitory computer-readable medium are provided for implementing adaptive live trip prediction in a vehicle of a user in real-time while the user uses the vehicle. In addition to predicting trip destinations based on historical trip data, the system uses a confidence measure of each of a plurality of known candidate destinations and a rejection strategy for rejecting candidate destinations as possible destinations based on real-time vehicle location information. When the system rejects all of the known candidate destinations and determines that the user's destination is an unknown or new destination, the system determines the location of the new destination be repeatedly determining an angle between a line from the original location to the current location and a north direction over time until the new destination can be accurately predicted. Further, the system is able to self-optimize the prediction performance without an explicit interaction with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jilei Tian, Longsheng Qian, Yang Cao
  • Patent number: 11477790
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are described herein for handling reduced available processing time in systems configured to reduce latency such as systems using configurable transmission time intervals (TTIs) or short TTIs (sTTIs) and a processing capability (PC). A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may be configured to use a PC. The WTRU may receive a TTI configuration. The WTRU may determine the PC of the WTRU. The PC may be determined based on at least one of the TTI configuration and a processing criteria. The WTRU may then transmit a report of the determined PC. The report may be transmitted to and eNB. The PC may be a timeline, and the timeline may be reported as a number of time units, wherein a time unit is at least one of a symbol, a TTI, a time sample, and a set of time samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings
    Inventors: Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Moon-il Lee
  • Patent number: 11443617
    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: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Geotab Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Jacob Lewis, Xiaochen Zhang, Brenda Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11443417
    Abstract: A system includes a memory and at least one processor to acquire a hyperspectral image of an object by an imaging device, the hyperspectral image of the object comprising a three-dimensional set of images of the object, each image in the set of images representing the object in a wavelength range of the electromagnetic spectrum, normalize the hyperspectral image of the object, select a region of interest in the hyperspectral image, the region of interest comprising at least one image in the set of images, extract spectral features from the region of interest in the hyperspectral image, and compare the spectral features from the region of interest with a plurality of images in a training set to determine particular characteristics of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Apeel Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Lars Gustav Magnus Nipe, Abilasha Ramanan
  • Patent number: 11435187
    Abstract: An electronic device and a method of an electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes a satellite positioning circuit, at least one sensor for sensing an azimuth or movement of the electronic device, and a processor configured to identify the movement of the electronic device by using a plurality of location information received through the satellite positioning circuit, identify first azimuth information corresponding to the movement of the electronic device, based at least on determining that the movement of the electronic device corresponds to a designated movement, and calibrate second azimuth information obtained using the at least one sensor, based at least on the first azimuth information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Inventors: Jinik Kim, Gongbo Moon, Namjoon Park, Jeongmin Park
  • Patent number: 11432109
    Abstract: A target user equipment (UE), which may be a vehicle or UE carried by a pedestrian, may receive sequentially broadcast ranging signals from a set of ranging source entities (SEs), which may be road side units or other vehicles. The target UE further receives location information separately broadcast by each SEs. The location information, for example, may include the position for the SE, the time of transmission of the ranging signals transmitted by the SE and/or a sequence identifier for the SE. The target UE may determine ranges to the SEs using time of arrival measurements for the ranging signals and the time of transmissions of the ranging signals or the sequence identifier received in the location information. The position of the target UE may be determined using the determined ranges to the SEs and the positions of the SEs received in the location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Chang-Sik Choi, Kapil Gulati, Sudhir Kumar Baghel, Junyi Li
  • Patent number: 11410295
    Abstract: A system includes a memory and at least one processor to acquire a hyperspectral image of a food object by an imaging device, the hyperspectral image of the food object comprising a three-dimensional set of images of the food object, each image in the set of images representing the food object in a wavelength range of the electromagnetic spectrum, normalize the hyperspectral image of the food object, select a region of interest in the hyperspectral image, the region of interest comprising a subset of at least one image in the set of images, extract spectral features from the region of interest in the hyperspectral image, and compare the spectral features from the region of interest with a plurality of images in a training set to determine particular characteristics of the food object and determine that the hyperspectral image indicates a foreign object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Apeel Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Lars Gustav Magnus Nipe, Abilasha Ramanan
  • Patent number: 11402852
    Abstract: A graphical user interface allowing one or more users to rapidly perceive and respond to varying operational states. Glyphs depicting differing levels of detail are provided for a top-level manager versus a lower-level operator. As applied to the vehicle paradigm, each individual glyph presents information as to the vehicle's current assigned task, mode, state, status, and its progress in completing that task. Each display shows multiple glyphs representing multiple vehicles. A vehicle in need of attention rises in the depiction whereas a vehicle not needing attention remains in a low position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition, Inc.
    Inventors: Micael Vignati, Larry Bunch, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Matt Johnson
  • Patent number: 11391596
    Abstract: There is provided a system and method for converging mediated reality (MR) positioning data and geographic positioning data. The method including: receiving three or more geographic coordinate points, the geographic coordinate points each associated with different points in time; receiving three or more MR coordinate points, each of the MR coordinate points associated with one of the points in time; determining a geographic trend line from the geographic coordinate points; determining an MR trend line from the MR coordinate points; determining a correction angle as an angle between the geographic trend line and the MR trend line; and outputting the correction angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventor: Alexandre Pestov
  • Patent number: 11395146
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a method, an apparatus, a vehicle and a computer program for determining information related to an authenticity of a wireless message in a wireless group communication among vehicles of a group of vehicles. The method comprises Receiving the wireless message via an antenna module. The method further comprises Detecting a signal pilot within the wireless message. The method further comprises Determining the information related to the authenticity of the wireless message based on the detected signal pilot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Ahmad El Assaad, Guillaume Jornod, Steffen Schmitz
  • Patent number: 11379344
    Abstract: A method to assure integrity of integrated certified and non-certified sensors or systems comprises calculating a certified main solution filter within a first software thread in a certified partition; calculating certified sub-solution filters, and sub-sub-solution filters within the first software thread; calculating a non-certified main solution filter within a second software thread in a non-certified partition; if applicable, reusing the certified main solution filter as a non-certified sub-solution filter, and reusing the certified sub-solution filters, as non-certified sub-sub-solution filters; calculating non-certified sub-solution filters, and sub-sub-solution filters, within the second software thread; based on the certified filters, determining protection limits of the certified partition, and/or providing execution of fault detection and exclusion; based on the non-certified filters, determining protection limits of the non-certified partition, and/or providing execution of fault detection and exc
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Zdenek Kana, Mark A. Ahlbrecht, Milos Sotak
  • Patent number: 11378404
    Abstract: A method of generating a horizon for use by an ADAS of a vehicle involves using digital location-based data, driver data and/or vehicle data to determine the likelihood that different outgoing paths are taken at a decision point along a currently traversed road segment, and deriving a probability that each path may be taken. The probability may be based on one or more of: an angle of the path relative to the incoming path, the road class of the path, a speed profile of the path, historical paths taken by vehicles at the decision point, and historical paths taken at the decision point by the individual driver or vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: TOMTOM NAVIGATION B.V.
    Inventors: Adrian-Victor Manoliu, Alexandru Serbanescu, Sergey Yuryevich Trofimov, Alexander Raginsky, Stanislav Zheltov, Lauri Koponen, Johannes G. M. Schaminee
  • Patent number: 11366237
    Abstract: A mobile object according to the present technology includes a sensor, a map location estimation unit, a relative location estimation unit, a relative location estimation unit, a GNSS reception unit, and an absolute location estimation unit. The sensor acquires surrounding information. The map location estimation unit estimates a self location in a local map on the basis of an output of the sensor. The GNSS reception unit receives global navigation satellite system (GNSS) positioning information using a first carrier phase distance. The absolute location estimation unit estimates a self absolute location on the basis of the GNSS positioning information using the first carrier phase distance, GNSS positioning information using a second carrier phase distance, and a relative location, the GNSS positioning information using the second carrier phase distance being received by another mobile object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki Kato, Takahiro Tsujii
  • Patent number: 11341536
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a control unit configured to execute acquiring a crowding level of a destination store that is a destination of a vehicle in which a user rides, extracting a store with a crowding level lower than the crowding level of the destination store as a predetermined recommended store from among other stores that belong to the same genre as the destination store and that do not belong to the same affiliated group as the destination store when the crowding level of the destination store is higher than a predetermined threshold value, generating a proposal advertisement for proposing to change the destination of the vehicle from the destination store to the predetermined recommended store, and presenting the proposal advertisement to the user who rides in the vehicle via a mobile terminal that moves with the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Hitachi Solutions, Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsuko Kobayashi, Yuichiro Ueda, Akira Iijima, Daisuke Tanabe, Manabu Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Goto
  • Patent number: 11343648
    Abstract: A mobile device running a software application is configured to provide initial location data to a server when it is first turned on, or reaches a predetermined movement status. The server determines, based on the initial location data, geo data including a set of geo-fences near the mobile device and a region including areas defined by the set of geo-fences, and provides the geo data to the mobile device. The mobile device is further configured to collect its locations when the mobile device is within any of the set of geo-fences and to provide the collected locations to the server. The mobile device is further configured to track its movement status after it has been outside the region and, in response to having reached a predetermined movement status, obtain updated geo data including a new region and a new set of geo-fences from the server. The software application enables efficient tracking of mobile device locations and reduces power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: xAd, Inc.
    Inventors: Carmel Zimroni, Reza Paul Banikazemi, Ravi Shukla
  • Patent number: 11335191
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods relating to defining a road network used by vehicles for movement and/or parking. A classifier may be employed for identifying portions of the road network via machine learning techniques and processing of historical telematic data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Geotab Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Jacob Lewis, Xiaochen Zhang, Brenda Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11326894
    Abstract: Navigation devices and methods of operation are provided. The navigation device includes a communication unit; a display; an input unit for receiving an input of data; a communication unit; and a controller for controlling operation of the display and the input unit. The controller connects to a data server through the communication unit, requests path setting information to the data server, receives the path setting information from the data server, acquires present position information of the navigation device, acquires a user moving path by reflecting the acquired position information and the received path setting information, and sets the user moving path as a guidance path. In this case, the path setting information is generated in another electronic device or the data server based on user input information input from the another electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: THINKWARE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hyungjun Kim, Taekyu Han
  • Patent number: 11329812
    Abstract: The technology disclosed herein may enable a client to access a protected resource using cryptographic keys that are based on contextual data of a device. An example method may include: determining contextual data of a computing device; transforming the contextual data in view of conversion data associated with the computing device, wherein the conversion data causes a set of alternate contextual data values to transform to a specific cryptographic value; creating, by a processing device, a cryptographic key in view of the transformed contextual data; and using the cryptographic key to enable access to a protected resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathaniel P. McCallum, Peter M. Jones
  • Patent number: 11313663
    Abstract: It includes an intensity pattern determination section to determine an intensity pattern indicating a distribution of a magnitude of a target quantity in at least a part of a moving path of the moving object, a subarea determination section to determine, among a plurality of subareas, one or more subareas having an intensity pattern which matches or is similar to an intensity pattern determined by the intensity pattern determination section based on map information which associates area identification information which identifies each of a plurality of subareas included in a target region having a predetermined geographic range and an intensity parameter indicating a magnitude of a target quantity premeasured in the subarea, and an output section to output, as a location of the moving object, one or more subareas determined by the subarea determination section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideaki Shimamura, Keiji Muro, Naoki Kameyama
  • Patent number: 11300689
    Abstract: A system and method for determining a receiver position can include determining a receiver position based on a set of satellite observations, determining the receiver position based on sensor measurements, determining a satellite observation discontinuity; based on the satellite observation discontinuity, determining a second receiver position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Swift Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Fergus MacPherson Noble, Sébastien Carcanague, Paul Grgich
  • Patent number: 11294387
    Abstract: A system for determining when a vehicle has learned a route is provided. The system includes at least one camera configured to capture image data of an external environment, a processor and a memory module storing one or more processor-readable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the system to: generate one or more predictions about objects in the external environment as the vehicle proceeds along the route based on the image data, determine a prediction error based on an accuracy of the one or more predictions, determine a confidence level for the route based on the prediction error, and determine that the vehicle has learned the route in response to the confidence level exceeding a confidence level threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventors: Brandon D. Northcutt, Christopher Gregg, Ewaldo Eder Carvalho Santana, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11287532
    Abstract: GNSS timing receiver with synchronization of raw GNSS measurements to an external timescale. Synchronization is achieved by using a hardware Time Interval Measurement Unit (TIMU). The TIMU measures time intervals between two pulse signals and makes additional processing of these measurements. The first pulse signal is generated inside the GNSS receiver. The second pulse signal is the external pulse signal generated by an external time reference device. This time interval is used to control the time instant when the output GNSS measurement will be taken. In the first embodiment all actual GNSS measurements are physically taken at time instants indicated by external pulse signal. These measurements are used as output GNSS measurements. In another embodiment all actual GNSS measurements are taken at their default time instants indicated by internal pulse signal. But output GNSS measurements are calculated at the time instants indicated by the external pulse signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Nikolay Nikolaevich Vasilyuk, Andrey Vladimirovich Veitsel, Sergey Ivanovich Tychinskiy, Alexandr Vladimirovich Doronin, Alexey Stanislavovich Lebedinsky, Konstantin Viktorovich Ebauer
  • Patent number: 11262456
    Abstract: A positioning system including a satellite signal receiver 20 that receives satellite signals from a plurality of positioning satellites; a plurality of indoor pseudo satellite stations that transmit pseudo satellite signals; and a pseudo station control device that selects the positioning satellites to be allocated to the plurality of pseudo satellite stations based on the received satellite signals, allocates a PRN code corresponding to each of the selected positioning satellites to each of the plurality of pseudo satellite stations one by one, determines a delay time of the PRN code allocated to the plurality of pseudo satellite stations, and transmits a plurality of pseudo satellite signals generated using the PRN code corresponding to each of the plurality of pseudo satellite stations and the delay time to each of the plurality of pseudo satellite stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Maho Terashima
  • Patent number: 11259141
    Abstract: This application relates to the field of communications technologies, and provides example positioning assistance data sending methods, systems, and devices. One example solution includes receiving, by a positioning server, at least one positioning request sent by a core network device, where the positioning request includes an identifier of user equipment (UE) and an identifier of a serving cell of the UE. The positioning server can then send at least one piece of positioning assistance data to a base station based on the at least one positioning request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chenwan Li, Yinghui Yu
  • Patent number: 11237276
    Abstract: A system and method for generating a set of GNSS corrections using a GNSS corrections model comprising a Gaussian process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Swift Navigation, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander Kleeman
  • Patent number: 11238497
    Abstract: A vehicle includes one or more controllers, programmed to responsive to detecting a vehicle location within a geofence of a first entity, qualify the first entity as one of business candidates to display to a screen; responsive to receiving a promotion from one or more of the business candidates, output the promotion; and responsive to receiving a user input, place a reservation to one of the business candidates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Brown, Keith Weston, Joshua Sharpe
  • Patent number: 11232493
    Abstract: A fleet management system has a chauffeur or driver module and a communication and positioning module associated with each fleet vehicle, and a backend monitoring and control system located at a fleet data center in communication with each vehicle. The system monitors each trip automatically and generates time stamps at the start of a trip, a pick up location, a drop off location, and return of the vehicle to a garage at the end of a trip. Vehicle status information is collected and stored along with timestamps. The information is used to generate billing and payroll accounts, and also in monitoring conditions of fleet vehicles and generating alerts as needed. Turn-by-turn route instructions are provided to drivers by voice output on request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: e-LANTis Corporation
    Inventors: Hongfeng Wei, Sid Forougi
  • Patent number: 11223629
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a user interface, a location sensor configured to sense a location of the electronic device, a processor electrically connected with the user interface and the location sensor, and a memory electrically connected with the processor and configured to store a first application program and a second application program. The memory is further configured to store instructions that, when executed, enable the processor to receive first location data with a first degree of accuracy regarding the location of the electronic device from the location sensor, process at least part of the first location data to generate second location data with a second degree of accuracy lower than the first degree of accuracy regarding the location of the electronic device, provide the at least part of the first location data to execute the first application program, and provide at least part of the second location data to execute the second application program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Ho Moon, Jong-Eun Yang, Jae-Yung Yeo
  • Patent number: 11221419
    Abstract: A system and related method for determining precision navigation solutions is disclosed. The system decorrelates GPS carrier-phase ambiguities derived from multiple-source GPS information via Least-squares AMBiguity Decorrelation Adjustment (LAMBDA) algorithms. The set of decorrelated floating-point ambiguities is used to compute protection levels and the probability of almost fix (PAF), or the probability that the partial almost-fix solution corresponding to the decorrelated ambiguities is within the region of correctly-fixed or low-error almost-fixed ambiguities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Huan T. Phan, Gary A. McGraw, Michael J. Armatys
  • Patent number: 11217052
    Abstract: A processing device includes a control unit configured to perform: identifying a user when the user enters a vehicle and performing a process of guaranteeing a boarded state of the user while the user is in the vehicle; receiving information on a predetermined procedure for performing an authentication process from the user; and transmitting user information which is required for performing the predetermined procedure as information on the user of whom the boarded state in the vehicle is guaranteed to an external device that is installed at a first place for the predetermined procedure in a state in which the boarded state of the user is guaranteed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kunihiro Murakami, Katsuhiko Sakakibara, Makoto Matsushita, Junya Sato, Kiyonori Yoshida, Tae Sugimura, Takashi Hayashi, Jun Endo
  • Patent number: 11210868
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods disclosed provide for tailoring response to fault data generated during a service event. The method comprises determining fault data for a vehicle continually, determining that a service event for the vehicle has started, interrupting transmission of fault message during a time period after the service event for the vehicle has started and before the service event for the vehicle has ended, and determining that the service event for the vehicle has ended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Cummins Inc.
    Inventors: Michael F. Mattern, Gorance V. Eftimovski, Steven R. Collins, Prasanna Srinivasan, Tomas Lopez Lauterio, Joshua A. Parton
  • Patent number: 11194051
    Abstract: A method for providing integrity information for checking atmospheric correction parameters for the correction of atmospheric disturbances for satellite navigation for a vehicle includes reading state signals relating to a state of an atmosphere between at least one satellite receiver and at least one satellite of the at least one satellite receiver. Each state signal represents certain state data that are transmitted between a satellite and a satellite receiver. The method further includes using at least one satellite signal and that are dependent on a state of the atmosphere between the satellite and the satellite receiver. The method further includes determining the integrity information using the state data. A variation of the state data against time is analyzed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Bastian Huck, Marco Limberger
  • Patent number: 11190526
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a user interface, a location sensor configured to sense a location of the electronic device, a processor electrically connected with the user interface and the location sensor, and a memory electrically connected with the processor and configured to store a first application program and a second application program. The memory is further configured to store instructions that, when executed, enable the processor to receive first location data with a first degree of accuracy regarding the location of the electronic device from the location sensor, process at least part of the first location data to generate second location data with a second degree of accuracy lower than the first degree of accuracy regarding the location of the electronic device, provide the at least part of the first location data to execute the first application program, and provide at least part of the second location data to execute the second application program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Ho Moon, Jong-Eun Yang, Jae-Yung Yeo
  • Patent number: 11187645
    Abstract: A device for estimating a state of a road surface on which a tire is running, the device including: an acceleration sensor 11 installed in the tire; an acceleration information acquiring means 12, 13, 14 that acquires acceleration information input to the tire from an output of the acceleration sensor 11; a storage means 15 that stores acceleration information of each road surface roughness set in advance; and a road surface state estimating means 16 that compares the acquired acceleration information with the acceleration information of each road surface roughness stored in the storage means 15 so as to estimate the state of the road surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takeshi Masago
  • Patent number: 11182984
    Abstract: A system and related methods for management, planning and control of a connected fleet of vehicles. A unique, single integrated platform may be provided for management, planning and control of a connected fleet of vehicles, including fleet planning, in-fleeting operations, vehicle acquisition and provisioning, vehicle assignment, vehicle transfers, vehicle use operations, vehicle servicing, vehicle maintenance and repairs, and de-fleeting operations. Fleet communications can be by cellular, wireless, or low earth orbit satellite communications. Fleet vehicles include a programmable TCU installed in the vehicle and connected, directly or indirectly, to the CAN bus or similar vehicle network, and carries out various operations, including controlling vehicle access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: AVIS BUDGET CAR RENTAL, LLC
    Inventors: Ohad Zeira, Sang Lee
  • Patent number: 11181369
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the generation of electronic notifications relating to ocean waves. Embodiments include frameworks and methodologies configured to enable real-time location-specific determination of recreationally relevant wave characteristic data, including (bot not limited to) generation and delivery of location-specific ocean wave notifications. Embodiments include, by way of example, technology for providing real-time location-specific determination of recreationally relevant wave characteristic data, portable and/or wearable devices configured to deliver notifications in respect of approaching waves, wave monitoring devices and frameworks configured to enable generation of alert notifications for surfers, rock fishers and other recreational users, and generation and delivery of location-specific ocean wave data, including visual data for event broadcasts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventors: Nathan Adler, Sam Cassisi
  • Patent number: 11175375
    Abstract: An RF position tracking system for wirelessly tracking the three-dimensional position of a tracked object. The tracked object has at least one mobile antenna and at least one inertial sensor. The system uses a plurality of base antennas which communicate with the mobile antenna using radio signals. The tracked object also incorporates the inertial sensor to improve position stability by allowing the system to compare position data from radio signals to data provided by the inertial sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: POSITION IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Edward L. Hill, Mark Schneider
  • Patent number: 11176743
    Abstract: A method (400) of rendering a virtual object on a portable device is disclosed. The method (400) comprises: accessing (402) a user schedule comprising scheduled locations of a user corresponding with scheduled moments in time, comparing (404) a current moment in time with the scheduled moments in time to select (406) a scheduled location corresponding with one of the scheduled moments in time that corresponds with the current moment in time, obtaining (408) a location of the portable device (100), and rendering (410) the virtual object on an image rendering device (102) of the portable device (100) only if the location of the portable device (100) corresponds with the selected scheduled location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Dominika Lekse, Ralf Gertruda Hubertus Voncken, Edith Danielle Den Hartog, Bram François Joosen
  • Patent number: 11171413
    Abstract: A movable device includes a fuselage and a navigation antenna arranged at an edge portion of the fuselage. The navigation antenna is tilted relative to the fuselage. One side of the navigation antenna proximal to a center portion of the fuselage is at a higher level than another side of the navigation antenna distal from the center portion of the fuselage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Meng Hu, Rongming Xiong, Risong Chen, Xianwu Xiong
  • Patent number: 11163070
    Abstract: A system for determining a relative position associated to a first receiver and a second receiver includes a code module 402 configured to receive location data associated to the first receiver, receive location data associated to the second receiver, and determine a first estimate relative position associated to the first receiver and the second receiver; a float module 404 configured to determine a second estimate relative position associated to the first receiver and the second receiver at least partly from the first estimate relative position; a fix module 406 configured to determine a third estimate relative position associated to the first receiver and the second receiver at least partly from the second estimate relative position; and a sidereal module 408 configured to determine a fourth estimate relative position associated to the first receiver and the second receiver at least partly from the third estimate relative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: VICTORIA LINK LIMITED
    Inventors: Ramesh Kumar Rayudu, Khoon Guan Seah, Jonathan Paul Simon Olds
  • Patent number: 11159349
    Abstract: A channel estimation method. For at least one temporal difference observed between two sub-sequences of channel measurements, or channel estimations, consisting of complex vectors or scalars, the method includes: a first extrapolation on the basis of channel measurements or channel estimations of the sub-sequence preceding the temporal difference, going forward in time; a second extrapolation on the basis of channel measurements or channel estimations of the sub-sequence following the temporal difference, going backward in time; and calculation of a weighted average of the extrapolated estimations or measurements forward in time and of the extrapolated estimations or measurements backward in time, in order to obtain channel measurements or channel estimations regularly spaced apart in the temporal difference. The method is suitable for radio communications between a base station and a moving connected vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Rikke Apelfrodj, Mikael Sternad
  • Patent number: 11150671
    Abstract: The presently disclosed method and system exploits a received signal strength of a jamming signal emitted by a jammer to allow navigation of an object through an area containing the jamming signal. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving a plurality of navigation data and a jamming signal when entering a jamming zone. The method then comprises repeatedly measuring the strength of the jamming signal while moving within the jamming zone. The method then comprises determining the location of the jammer based on the movement within the jamming zone and the strength of the jamming signal at multiple coordinates. The method further comprises performing movement to destination coordinates within the jamming zone at least partially based on the jammer location and the strength of the jamming signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development
    Inventors: Roberto Di Pietro, Gabriele Oligeri, Pietro Tedeschi