By Computer Patents (Class 342/451)
  • Patent number: 10694325
    Abstract: Positioning mobile devices in a three-dimensional space includes receiving multiple traces, each trace corresponding to a sequence of atmospheric pressure readings from a respective mobile device, receiving indications of signals received by the mobile devices from signal sources concurrently with the atmospheric pressure readings, generate similarity metrics for the multiple traces using the indications of other signals received by the mobile devices, the similarity metrics being indicative of associations between the signal sources and the atmospheric pressure readings, and determine estimated changes in elevation over time for the multiple traces using the generated similarity metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Robertson, Brian Williams, Maria Jesus Garcia Puyol, Etienne Le Grand, Mohammed Khider, Luigi Bruno
  • Patent number: 10661146
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method of providing hazard information by an electronic device, comprising determining: determining a location of an electronic device in relation to hazards in a geographic region of interest, the location of the electronic device being determined by a location determining unit of the electronic device and the location of the hazards being determined from map data accessible to the electronic device; displaying, in a first display mode on a display of the electronic device, an indication of the hazards in the geographic region of interest in relation to a scale indicative of a distance from the location of the electronic device; and displaying, in response to a predetermined user input, in a second display mode on the display, an indication of one or more of the hazards in a portion of the geographic region of interest, each indication being associated with at least one item of distance information indicative of a distance of the hazard from the location of the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: TOMTOM INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Nicholas Hausman, David Morgan
  • Patent number: 10652698
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and processor-readable storage media for local determination of geo-location data by user devices are provided herein. An example computer-implemented method includes obtaining geo-location data attributed to one or more access points within a given proximity of a previously-determined geo-location of a user processing device; detecting one or more access points within the given proximity of the user processing device; comparing the one or more detected access points to the obtained geo-location data; and determining geo-location data attributed to the user processing device based at least in part on the comparing of the one or more detected access points to the obtained geo-location data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Lynq Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Justin Lange
  • Patent number: 10623961
    Abstract: The network ID of a mobile device can be securely employed as a possession factor. When an access to a restricted access application server or a restricted access account on the application server is attempted via a computing device, and possession of a mobile device programmed with a network ID is employed as a verification factor, the application server or a network ID monitoring server can determine whether certain information associated with the network ID has been changed within a predetermined time interval, indicating potentially fraudulent activity. Based on the presence or absence of recent changes in the information associated with the network ID, the user activity is either authorized or denied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: ZUMIGO, INC.
    Inventors: Harish Manepalli, Chirag C. Bakshi, Venkatarama Parimi, Lyndi Rebecca Long
  • Patent number: 10613220
    Abstract: In accordance with an example implementation of this disclosure, a multifunction radar transceiver comprises a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter is operable to modulate data onto a first radar burst, beamform the first radar burst, and transmit the first radar burst via a plurality of antenna elements. The receiver is operable to receive a reflection of the first radar burst, perform beamforming of the reflection of the first radar burst, demodulate the first radar burst to recover the data modulated on the first radar burst, and determine characteristics of an object off of which the first radar burst reflected based on characteristics of the reflection of the first radar burst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Maxlinear, Inc.
    Inventor: Curtis Ling
  • Patent number: 10594942
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods may provide for visually or audibly indicating to users what areas are being covered or monitored by cameras, microphones, motion sensors, capacitive surfaces, or other sensors. Indicators such as projectors, audio output devices, ambient lighting, haptic feedback devices, and augmented reality may indicate the coverage areas based on a query from a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Glen J. Anderson, Giuseppe Raffa, Sangita Sharma, Carl S. Marshall, Selvakumar Panneer, Meng Shi
  • Patent number: 10557917
    Abstract: A system for localizing a transmitting wireless device within a known volume, the system comprising: antennae deployed in respective locations at least some within the known volume, each of the antennae operative to receive and output a signal from the transmitting device; analog-to-digital converter/s; and a processor receiving digital sampled received signals and computing real time output parameter/s as function of: sampled received signals S, received from the transmitting wireless device at antenna i; and of sampled signals, received from the transmitting wireless device at antenna j and sampled, simultaneously with reception at antenna I and sampling of sampled received signals S, function being independent of power level at which transmitting device is transmitting, and to estimate transmitting wireless device's location within volume by comparing the parameter/s to reference output parameters respectively having known correspondence to known possible locations/s within volume, for at least 2 of the an
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: SAVERONE 2014 LTD.
    Inventors: Yaakov Shoshan, Yossef Cohen, Amiram Gur Gerasi, Amir Lavi
  • Patent number: 10560845
    Abstract: The network ID of a mobile device can be securely employed as a possession factor or as an identifier of a mobile device that is authorized to receive a funds transfer. When an access to a restricted access application server or a restricted access account on the application server is attempted via a computing device, and possession of a mobile device programmed with a network ID is employed as a verification factor, the application server or a risk indicator server can determine whether certain changes in information associated with the network ID and one or more attributes of a cellular account associated with the network ID are risk indicators. Based on the presence or absence of such risk indicators associated with the network ID, the user activity is either authorized or denied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: ZUMIGO, INC.
    Inventors: Harish Manepalli, Chirag C. Bakshi, Venkatarama Parimi, Lyndi Rebecca Long
  • Patent number: 10547967
    Abstract: A method includes a mobile device receiving data from a first beacon in a plurality of beacons, wherein the data indicates a plurality signals strengths of signals received by the first beacon from the other beacons in the plurality of beacons. The mobile device uses multivariable regression based on the data received from the first beacon and signal strengths of signals received by the mobile device from the other beacons in the plurality of beacons to determine distances from the mobile device to the beacons. The mobile device determines a location of the mobile device based on the determined distances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventors: Chen-Fu Liao, Max Donath
  • Patent number: 10495468
    Abstract: A network system uses Wi-Fi signals or other types of short-range transmissions to determine navigation to pickup locations for users receiving services provided via the network system. In an embodiment, the network system builds a database of reference signatures of short-range transmissions previously detected by client devices of users at a geographical region, where the reference signatures are mapped to corresponding locations of the geographical region. By comparing a signature detected by a particular user's client device to the reference signatures, the network system may check for similarities between the short-range transmissions. Responsive to finding a match, the network system determines a current location of the particular user at the geographical region. Accordingly, by leveraging the database, the network system may determine a route for travel by the particular user from the current location to a pickup location without having to use GPS signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Siddharth Kar
  • Patent number: 10499194
    Abstract: In aspects of location correlation in a region based on signal strength indications, a mobile device implements a location module that determines a current location of the mobile device in a region within communication range of a first radio system based on location data received in radio signals from the first radio system. The location module determines received signal strength indication (RSSI) values from signals received from a second radio system at the current location of the mobile device. The location module can then associate the current location of the mobile device in the region with the RSSI values, and generate a location mapping of the region based on the current location and subsequent locations of the mobile device in the region. The location mapping correlates the locations of the mobile device in the region with the determined RSSI values at the respective locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Vivek Kumar Tyagi, Douglas Alfred Lautner, Nikhil Ambha Madhusudhana, Sudhir C. Vissa, Miao Song, Yunming Wang
  • Patent number: 10466344
    Abstract: Two or more objects, or an object and an environment are each fitted with two or more range measurement devices. Each of the range measurement devices is provided with a transceiver capable of outputting a unique code and information that can be used in range measurement, and receiving from other range measurement devices unique codes and information that can be used in range measurement. Range measurements from range measurement devices on the object or located in the environment are used to derive the relative position of the range measurement devices, from which a relative position of the objects, or of the object and an environment can be derived.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Tactual Labs Co.
    Inventor: Darren Leigh
  • Patent number: 10448203
    Abstract: A beacon anchor may include a signal generator configured to generate an ultra-wide band signal inclusive of a unique identifier associated with the beacon anchor, where the UWB signal is a pulse sequence. A transceiver may be in communications with the signal generator. Responsive to receiving the UWB signal from the signal generator, the UWB signal may be broadcast. A processing unit may be in communication with the transceiver, and, responsive to receiving a unicast communications session request from a portable device, be configured to establish a unicast communications session with the portable device to enable a distance between the portable device and beacon anchor to be determined. Through use of UWB signals, relative position (e.g., in front of or behind the beacon anchor) may be determined, thereby enabling different actions to be taken in response to determining the relative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Datalogic IP Tech S.R.L.
    Inventors: Marco Bottazzi, Enrico Savioli, Federico Natali
  • Patent number: 10422644
    Abstract: A method for improving target location accuracy in direction finding systems is disclosed. A target search region is identified based on a set of received signals, and the target search region is projected onto the earth's surface. An initial search grid, which is smaller than the target search region, is placed within the target search region. Next, the initial search grid is expanded to a full search grid by using an optimum number of virtual grid points in order to cover the entire target search region. The correlation coefficients at the virtual grid points between the estimated phases of emitted signals and the estimated phases of the received signals are then calculated. A target is designated as being at a location associated with the highest correlation coefficient. At this point, a new travel path can be initiated to engage or avoid the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Clymer, Jeffrey A. Paul, Dean C. Slocum
  • Patent number: 10422847
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining an angle of arrival (AoA) of a signal received from an emitters at a pair of antennas spaced apart by more than one half wavelength of the received signal. Features of the signal are determined, including a phase difference between signal components detected at the antennas, and a time difference of arrival (TDOA) having a known measurement error. A set of TDOA possibilities bounded by the known TDOA measurement error and a set of AoA estimates using phase interferometry (PI) within the range are calculated. The TDOA set is iteratively reduced to determine a precise AoA estimate for the emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Ian S. Robinson, Bradley A. Flanders, Daniel Kilfoyle
  • Patent number: 10422850
    Abstract: A method is described of using the mobile device so as to control the drain of power from the power source of the mobile device, the mobile device having at least two location determination techniques having respective power drain characteristics, the method includes selecting the location determination technique having a lower power drain characteristic the greater the determined distance of the mobile device from a predetermined location or area, and selecting the location determination technique having the greater power drain characteristic the smaller the determined distance of the mobile device from a predetermined location or area. The method thus uses the least accurate technique when furthest away and the most accurate technique when closer to a predetermined location or area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: BLUEDOT INNOVATION PTY LTD
    Inventor: Filip Eldic
  • Patent number: 10419874
    Abstract: An indoor positioning system and method that correlates map locations to respective wireless access point (AP) fingerprints, and wherein each wireless AP fingerprint is a plurality of wireless AP signal measurements associated with the correlated map location. The method includes receiving position-inference data associated with a user; determining a probable location inside the building based on the position-inference data; receiving wireless AP signal measurements detected by a wireless device associated with the user; associating the probable location with the wireless device based on the association between the position-inference data and the user of the wireless device; and updating the wireless AP fingerprint correlated to the probable location using the received wireless AP signal measurements. The method and system use crowd-sourcing to build and refine the wireless AP fingerprints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: I-Ming Tsai, Krishnam Raju Jampani, Jason Christopher Beckett, Daryl Joseph Martin, Jerry Mailloux
  • Patent number: 10416273
    Abstract: Systems (100) and methods for determining a location of a tag (310). The methods involve: receiving, at each detector of a plurality of detectors (202-216, 306, 308), a device transmission periodically transmitted from the tag; determining, by the detectors, Received Signal Strength Indictors (“RSSIs”) for the device transmission received thereat; determining, by a computing device (218), a probable location of the tag within the passage, first demarcated area or second demarcated area using the RSSIs and relationships between the RSSIs; determining a first likelihood value indicating the likelihood that the probable location is correct; and determining an estimated location of the tag within the passage, first demarcated area or second demarcated area based on the probable location when the first likelihood value meets a first criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Jorge F. Alicot, Paul B. Rasband
  • Patent number: 10408913
    Abstract: Systems and methods of using a machine learning model to detect physical characteristics of an environment based on radio signal data include at a radio signal receiver, collecting noise floor signal data comprising radio signal data from an environment within a predetermined proximity of the radio signal receiver; implementing a trained deep machine learning classifier that is trained to classify one or more physical characteristics of the environment based on the radio signal data; generating machine learning input based on the radio signal data collected by the radio signal receiver; receiving the machine learning input at the trained deep machine learning classifier; and generating by the trained deep machine learning model one or more classification labels identifying the one or more physical characteristics of the environment based on the noise floor signal data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SWFL, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeremie Miller
  • Patent number: 10371790
    Abstract: In order to accurately determine the location of an electronic device in an environment, a computer selects a set of received-signal-strength (RSS) values based on wireless communication between the electronic device and access points in sub-regions of the environment. This set includes a largest RSS value associated with a sub-region and at least two RSS values associated with neighboring sub-regions. Then, the computer calculates pairwise distance estimates of the location of the electronic device in the environment based on predefined locations of the access points associated with the set, one or more differences of pairs of RSS values in the set and a predetermined path-loss factor in the environment, where a given pair of RSS values includes the largest RSS value and one of the at least two RSS values. Furthermore, the computer determines the location of the electronic device in the environment based on the pairwise distance estimates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Yang Han
  • Patent number: 10349217
    Abstract: A method disclosed herein for allows users to avoid such undesirable encounters by determining whether an undesirable contact of the user has opted for sharing location information, in response to determining that the undesirable contact has opted for sharing location information, collecting location signal from the undesirable contact, forecasting anticipated locations of the undesirable contact over a period based on the location signal of the undesirable contact, forecasting anticipated locations of the user over the period, determining potential of encounter between the user and the undesirable contact based on analysis of anticipated locations of the user and the anticipated locations of the undesirable contact over the period, generating an undesirable contact avoidance scheme based on the potential of encounter, and optionally notifying the user of the undesirable contact avoidance scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Benny Schlesinger, Yuval Borsutsky, Keren Damari
  • Patent number: 10349377
    Abstract: A method and system of locating an embedded computing and communication device. The method, executed in a processor of a server computing device, comprises receiving, from a locator device, a request for locating the embedded device hosted within a host asset device, localizing the embedded device, determining a proximity of the locator device relative to the embedded device, and operating at least one user interface indicator based on the proximity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: MAPSTED CORP.
    Inventors: Paramvir Singh Nagpal, Saeedeh Hamidifar
  • Patent number: 10345114
    Abstract: A method, and system for practicing the method, for processing measurable characteristics, by storing zero or more definitions of a threshold for one or more measurable characteristics, zero or more definitions of a conditional expression applicable to one or more measurable characteristics and one or more computable functions with inputs of zero or more of the measurable characteristics, zero or more of the definitions of a conditional expression, and zero or more of the definitions of a conditional expression are associated with an identifier. Data for one or more time intervals is received, and the computable functions are applied for each of the one or more time intervals, using a given identifier, to at least one measurable characteristic measurement, to produce one or more calculated desirability values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Phillip George Apley
  • Patent number: 10342067
    Abstract: Communication network architectures, systems and methods for supporting a network of mobile nodes. As a non-limiting example, various aspects of this disclosure provide communication network architectures, systems, and methods for supporting a dynamically configurable communication network comprising a complex array of both static and moving communication nodes (e.g., the Internet of moving things). For example, systems and method for vehicular positioning based on wireless fingerprinting data in a network of moving things including, for example, autonomous vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Veniam, Inc.
    Inventors: Nuno Alexandre Tavares Coutinho, Daniel Cardoso de Moura
  • Patent number: 10327248
    Abstract: A communication control apparatus including: an acquisition unit configured to acquire channel-related information related to a channel state of a terminal apparatus located within a cell, and position-related information related to a position of the terminal apparatus; and a generation unit configured to generate statistical information related to the channel state according to the position in the cell on the basis of the channel-related information and the position-related information. The statistical information is information used for assignment of a wireless resource in the cell. The apparatus can reduce the amount of the control information transmitted/received within the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiromasa Uchiyama, Ryota Kimura, Ryo Sawai, Sho Furuichi
  • Patent number: 10295343
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of detecting a relative position of a mobile terminal device with respect to a vehicle. It is provided for the method to include the following steps: generating reference measurement values relating to a predefined relative position of a calibration device with respect to a calibration vehicle, generating position measurement values which relate to the current relative position of the mobile terminal device with respect to the vehicle, evaluating the reference measurement values and the position measurement values for detecting the current relative position of the mobile terminal device with respect to the vehicle, and storing the generated reference measurement values in a database, wherein the database is a database outside the vehicle which the vehicle may access by means of a communication connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Claus-Peter Brueckner, Bastian Bartels
  • Patent number: 10281290
    Abstract: A travel coordination system provides suggestions to providers for where they should go to reduce the wait time between trips. A geographic region is broken down into zones and a score is generated for each zone. A zone score can be generated by determining the estimated wait time for the zone and generating a model for the wait time. A zone score can also be generated using a model for the wait time using factors that likely contribute to the wait time. The zone score for each zone is displayed to the provider on a road map of the geographic region along with the boundaries of each of the zones and the provider's position within the region. The travel coordination system also suggests driving routes. The travel coordination system selects a target zone and generates candidate routes to the zone. A route is selected based on route scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eoin O'Mahony, John Mark Nickels, Brent Goldman, Jeff Holden
  • Patent number: 10281580
    Abstract: The invention provides a surveying system, which comprises a surveying instrument, wherein the surveying instrument comprises a measuring unit for performing a distance measurement by projecting a distance measuring light toward an object to be measured and by receiving a reflected distance measuring light from the object to be measured, an image pickup unit having an image pickup optical axis running in parallel to a projection optical axis of the distance measuring light and for picking up an image including the object to be measured, an attitude detecting unit provided integrally with the measuring unit and for detecting a tilt angle with respect to the horizontal of the measuring unit, a coordinates acquiring unit for detecting a position of the surveying instrument and an arithmetic processing unit, wherein a first image of the object to be measured is acquired by the image pickup unit from a first position where coordinates of the first position are acquired by the coordinates acquiring unit, a second i
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TOPCON Corporation
    Inventors: Fumio Ohtomo, Kaoru Kumagai, Hitoshi Otani, Tetsuji Anai
  • Patent number: 10281554
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a method, device and system for target tracking. Wherein, the method for target tracking includes that: Global Positioning System (GPS) information of a target object monitored by tracking equipment is acquired (S102); Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) coordinate information corresponding to the GPS information of the target object is obtained according to a pre-stored conversion relationship between GPS information and PTZ coordinate information (S104); and the tracking equipment is regulated to control the tracking equipment to monitor the target object according to the PTZ coordinate information of the target object (S106). The problem of inaccuracy of a monitoring result of a method for monitoring a tracking target in the conventional art is solved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: HANGZHOU HIKVISION DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chao Wang, Xiaochen Quan, Ye Ren, Peng Wang, Wencong Zhang, Weiwei Cai, Shiliang Pu
  • Patent number: 10247806
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for generating site health information are disclosed herein. An example apparatus configured to receive location data generated based on blink data transmitted by tags and received by receivers deployed at a site includes a processor; and memory including machine-readable instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to: generate a data quality value based on the received location data; generate a receiver health value based on a receive rate of respective ones of the receivers; generate a locate gap value based on amounts of time between location estimations; generate a locate rate based on a ratio of a first amount of the location estimations and a second amount of tracked participants at the site; and generate site health value by combining two or more of the data quality value, the receiver health value, the locate gap value, and the locate rate value; and outputting the site health value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Belinda Turner, Thomas Dorris
  • Patent number: 10241194
    Abstract: A method for determining the location of a frequency receiver device with respect to at least two frequency originator devices, each of a current location, the method including synchronizing a clock of the frequency receiver device with a clock of one of the at least two frequency originator devices; receiving by the frequency receiver device, a message including an identification code configured for identifying one of the at least two frequency originator devices and obtaining a broadcast time and a current location of the one of the at least two frequency originator devices by looking up a table correlating the at least two frequency originator devices and their respective broadcast times and current locations; calculating a time of flight of the message by calculating the difference between a receive time at which the message is received by the frequency receiver device and the broadcast time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Voll, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Lee Bietz, Clinton Courier
  • Patent number: 10205513
    Abstract: A method of optimizing BLoS communications between a first asset and a second asset using at least one of atmospheric troposcatter and ducting signal propagating phenomena includes transmitting a plurality of test signals from multiple antenna elements of the first asset into the atmosphere. At least a portion of the test signals are received at multiple antenna elements of the second asset. The second asset is configured to calculate a gain and phase shift of the channel between each transmitting and receiving antenna element, calculate optimized antenna weights for the transmitting and receiving antenna elements, and estimate a communication channel coherence time and coherence bandwidth. These parameters may be transmitted to the first asset and applied thereto for optimizing communications between the first and second assets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Jack H. Winters, Michael J. Luddy, Daniel H. Moskowitz
  • Patent number: 10200900
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a coverage assessment system operable to receive, via a network, coverage parameter data from a user device, where the coverage parameter data includes location data generated by the user device. The coverage assessment system is further operable to generate coverage assessment data based on the coverage parameter data. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Donald J. Barnickel, Paul Shala Henry, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Thomas M. Willis, III, Robert Bennett
  • Patent number: 10200882
    Abstract: A system including: a memory configured to include one or more executable instructions, a controller configured to execute the executable instructions, a vehicle including a vehicle system and an antenna system, the vehicle system configured to generate vehicle location data, the antenna system configured to implement the beamforming tactics based on received angle of arrival information so as to create a directed communication link with one or more transceiving devices, a localization data module configured to produce angle of arrival information for one or more select locations; and where the executable instructions enable the controller to: receive vehicle location data communicated from the vehicle; based on the vehicle location data, perform the localization data module to produce angle of arrival information for the one or more select locations; communicate the angle of arrival information for each of the one or more select locations to the vehicle system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Praneeth Nelapati, Curtis L. Hay, Steven R. Croyle
  • Patent number: 10194269
    Abstract: Estimating the position of a receiver using positioning signals and Doppler frequency measurements. Approaches for estimating the position of a receiver using positioning signals and Doppler frequency shift measurements determine an initial estimate of a receiver's position using ranging signals from a first system, generate Doppler frequency shift measurements using the Doppler positioning signals from a second system, and refine the initial estimate using the Doppler frequency shift measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: NextNav, LLC
    Inventors: Jagadish Venkataraman, Chen Meng
  • Patent number: 10185788
    Abstract: A rule set is used to generate an indoor map of a building from partial map data. In one embodiment, the partial map data is based at least in part on crowd sourced trajectory data. In one embodiment, a probabilistic rule set describes relationships in space usage of the indoor building. Hypothesis testing is performed. A most likely complete layout is determined, based on the partial coverage data and the rule set, which preserves the partial map data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jason R. Wither, Jasvinder Singh
  • Patent number: 10185024
    Abstract: A method for locating communicating objects that make up a fleet. An absolute frame of reference is defined in which the coordinates of the positions of the communicating objects are defined. At least three positions by the coordinates thereof in the absolute frame of reference are defined. The previously defined positions are associated with three communicating objects, referred to as reference objects. A reference object detects the other two reference objects and measures the distance to the two other reference objects. The distance from two reference objects to a fourth communicating object is measured. The geometric location of the distant points from a reference object to the object to be located is the orbit of the reference object. The fourth communicating object is located from at least two orbits previously established and at least one distance among the distances that separate the three reference objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: SECOND BRIDGE
    Inventors: Jérôme Othily, Karina Cruz Campista
  • Patent number: 10156853
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a localization or position estimation group for a moving target, such as a person or a manual guided vehicle, in a warehouse or in an area to be monitored with at least one automatic guided vehicle, equipped with a unit for controlling the movement of the automatic guided vehicle itself, and at least one moving target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: ELECTRIC 80 S.P.A.
    Inventors: Stefania Monica, Gianluigi Ferrari, Massimiliano Magnani, Fabio Oleari, Francesco De Mola
  • Patent number: 10139239
    Abstract: A method and system for selecting a subset of cloud stored data related to locations within a road network and sending it to a vehicle. A current position of the vehicle is determined. A most probable path of the vehicle is determined as a set of possible paths ahead of the vehicle that the vehicle is most probable to travel along, and a subset of data is selected related to a location that is along this most probable path. Alternatively, a respective inverse most probable path up to each respective location related to a respective subset of data is determined as a respective set of possible paths leading up to each respective location. If the current position of the vehicle is included in an inverse most probable path, the related subset of data selected. The selected subset of data is sent to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Volvo Car Corporation
    Inventors: Erik Israelsson, Johannes Ohlin
  • Patent number: 10123194
    Abstract: A method comprises: a mobile tag receiving at least one first Bluetooth Low Energy message transmitted from each of at least two fixed tags, each first Bluetooth Low Energy message including at least an identifier corresponding to the respective fixed tag; the mobile tag measuring a radio parameter for each of the received first Bluetooth Low Energy messages; and the mobile tag transmitting a second Bluetooth Low Energy message including the identifiers of each of the fixed tags, the measured radio parameters associated with each of the received first Bluetooth Low Energy messages, and an identifier corresponding to the mobile tag, said second Bluetooth Low Energy message enabling the calculation of a position of the mobile tag by a server apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: Kanji Kerai
  • Patent number: 10121014
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are presented for obfuscating the locations of terrestrial wireless transceivers, including wireless access points and femtocells. According to some embodiments, a method may receive, by a mobile device, data for a terrestrial wireless transceiver, wherein the data includes location coordinates of the terrestrial wireless transceiver, and wherein the location coordinates include an error term. Additionally, the method may include determining the error term based on the data. Furthermore, the method may include determining a corrected location of the terrestrial wireless transceiver by removing the error term from the location coordinates. In some instances, the data can further include a unique identifier associated with the terrestrial wireless transceiver, and wherein the error term is further determined based on the unique identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen William Edge, Carlos Horacio Aldana
  • Patent number: 10101440
    Abstract: There are provided correlation process units 5-1 (5-2, . . . , and 5-N) for performing a cross-correlation process between replicas of a plurality of mutually orthogonal transmission signals and reception signals of receiving antenna elements 3-1 (3-2, . . . , and 3-N) and outputting a plurality of signals after the cross-correlation process, and a weighting unit 6 for weighting the plurality of signals after the cross-correlation process outputted from the correlation process units 5-1 to 5-N in accordance with the arrangement of transmitting antennas 2-1 to 2-3 and the receiving antenna elements 3-1 to 3-N and an antenna directivity pattern, and a signal combination unit 10 combines the plurality of signals after the cross-correlation process that are weighted by the weighting unit 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yasunori Kato, Shigeru Chikaoka, Toru Takahashi, Ryuhei Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10078337
    Abstract: A system uses machine models to estimate trip durations or distance. The system trains a historical model to estimate trip duration using characteristics of past trips. The system trains a real-time model to estimate trip duration using characteristics of recently completed trips. The historical and real-time models may use different time windows of training data to predict estimates, and may be trained to predict an adjustment to an initial trip estimate. A selector model is trained to predict whether the historical model, the real-time model, or a combination of the historical and real-time models will more accurately estimate a trip duration, given features associated with a trip duration request, and the system accordingly uses the models to estimate a trip duration. In some embodiments, the real-time model and the selector may be trained using batch machine learning techniques which allow the models to incorporate new trip data as trips complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Shijing Yao, Xiao Cai
  • Patent number: 10061012
    Abstract: A ranging and tracking system and method employs a Coherent Array Reconciliation Tomography (CART) approach that benefits from a series of samples gathered from deployed receivers in an area of interest, and applies a sequence of matrix operations and transformations to data defining locations in a Cartesian grid space for summing constructive characteristics in a received waveform for identifying a leading edge indicative of a time of arrival (TOA) from a signal source, and computing a metric based on the distance to the signal source. Sampled waveform information (data) from multiple locations in the area of interest allows computation of a likelihood metric for each location in the grid space of containing the signal source. Rendering of the grid space location having the highest likelihood metric illustrates a position of the signal source, and may be graphically depicted clustering of the locations depicting a high likelihood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Inventors: Antti E. Koski, David Cyganski, R. James Duckworth
  • Patent number: 10061011
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for time-of-flight (ToF) location determination with unmanaged WLAN are described herein. Information for ToF measurements may be received. The ToF measurements may be performed with a plurality of WLAN access points (APs), including transmitting an initiator message from the SET (e.g., navigation device) to the plurality of WLAN APs. Results for the ToF measurements may be gathered. The gathered results may be communicated to a position calculator to calculate a position of the SET.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Itai Steiner
  • Patent number: 10001546
    Abstract: An apparatus and computerized method are provided for monitoring the positions of one or more aircraft. The apparatus comprises a first receiver configured to receive first aircraft position information, over a digital data link, from a first radio frequency source located onboard the aircraft at a first period, via one or more ground stations and a second receiver configured to receive second aircraft position information broadcasted from a second radio frequency source located onboard the aircraft at a second period, via one or more ground stations. The apparatus additionally comprises a third receiver configured to receive electronic geographical mapping data and a processor configured to receive the first and second aircraft position information, to filter the quantity of first and second aircraft position information to smooth the filtered information and then output the smoothed information such that it can be overlaid onto the electronic geographical mapping data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: SITA INFORMATION NETWORKING COMPUTING UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Paul Gibson, Yanik Lacroix, Benoit Jean Joseph Vachon
  • Patent number: 9989649
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and method for power efficient tracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: BI Incorporated
    Inventors: James J. Buck, Jr., Cady Lyn Brooks, Joseph P. Newell
  • Patent number: 9949082
    Abstract: A mobile terminal device includes: a receiving antenna that repeatedly receives a radio signal including predetermined identification information; a sensor that detects an orientation of the mobile terminal device every time the radio signal is received by the receiving antenna; and a controller that estimates an arrival direction of the radio signal based on radio field intensity of the radio signal which is received by the receiving antenna for each orientation when a plurality of different orientations are detected by the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Atsushi Muramatsu, Tomohiro Nakajima, Hisatoshi Yamaoka, Satoshi Matsuyuki, Kohei Kubota
  • Patent number: 9937905
    Abstract: A side collision avoidance system and method for a vehicle combines data from radar sensors mounted on front and rear surfaces of the vehicle with data from ultrasonic sensors mounted on side surfaces of the vehicle, and detects obstacles on the basis of the combined data, so as to increase accuracy in the detection of obstacles and predict the probability of collisions with obstacles with high accuracy. The system includes: radar sensors detecting an obstacle around the vehicle; ultrasonic sensors detecting the obstacle around the vehicle; a controller combining sensor data from the radar sensors with sensor data from the ultrasonic sensors to generate combined data, detecting the obstacle on the basis of the combined data, and predicting collision or non-collision with the detected obstacle on the basis of the combined data; and a brake driver braking the vehicle when the collision is predicted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Jun Soo Kim, Jeong Jae Yoo, Jin Ho Park, Hyung Jun Lim
  • Patent number: 9942872
    Abstract: A method of wireless device location determination includes defining a region of interest comprising a plurality of sensors. A reference frame and a grid comprises a plurality of simulation points with locations based on a coordinate system associated with the region of interest. Location coordinates for the plurality of sensors are established. A plurality of simulated wireless signal strengths is determined for each simulation point. A plurality of simulated signal strength matrix is generated using the plurality of simulated wireless signal strengths. A composite matrix is generated based on the plurality of simulated signal strength matrices. Wireless signal strength is measured at each of the plurality of sensors based. A measured wireless signal strength vector is then generated based on the measured wireless signal strength. A location of the intrusive device is then determined based on the measured wireless signal strength vector and the composite matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Rapid Focus Security, LLC
    Inventor: Timothy Mossey