Land Vehicle Location (e.g., Bus, Police Car Patents (Class 342/457)
  • Patent number: 10685364
    Abstract: An approach is provided for determining at least one distribution of a plurality of current values for at least one dynamic content parameter associated with a plurality of points of interest within a predetermined proximity to at least one target point of interest. The approach involves determining at least one distribution mean and at least one distribution standard deviation for the at least one distribution of the plurality of current values. The approach also involves determining at least one set of historical values for the at least one dynamic content parameter for the at least one target point of interest. The approach further involves determining at least one estimated current value for the at least one dynamic content parameter associated with the at least one target point of interest based, at least in part, on the at least one set of historical values, the at least one distribution mean, and the at least one distribution standard deviation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Timur Perelmutov, Robert Camp, Toby Tennent, Gavril Giurgiu, Mark Pundurs, Justin Spelbrink, Leon Stenneth, Dereje Befecadu
  • Patent number: 10679153
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and a system for providing passenger information performing the tasks of sending, from a passenger electronic device (110), personal data, device geolocation and device time-stamp information; obtaining the passenger itinerary and confirming passenger identity, by a managing unit (206), based upon a match between the personal data, passenger electronic device geolocation and time-stamp; information contained in the obtained passenger itinerary; accessing to updated air traffic information relevant to the passenger upon confirming the passenger identity and sending, by the managing unit (206), a passenger report comprising flight status information for display on the passenger electronic device (110).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Enrique Casado, Pablo Costas
  • Patent number: 10656240
    Abstract: Determining a signal emitter location involves receiving a signal of interest (SOI) at detection devices, generating a time stamp corresponding to the arrival of the SOI at each detection device, and communicating digital data samples and the time stamp to a time-difference of arrival (TDOA) computer system. The TDOA computer system determines a TDOA of the SOI at the detection devices relative to an arrival time at a first one of the detection devices having an earliest time stamp. It determines a first solution to identify the emitter location in accordance with a first TDOA solution method. It evaluates the reliability of the first solution and selectively uses a second solution if the first solution is insufficiently reliable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: HARRIS GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: William N. Furman, John W. Nieto, Paul E. Voglewede
  • Patent number: 10641861
    Abstract: A location system is disclosed for commercial wireless telecommunication infrastructures. The system is an end-to-end solution having one or more location centers for outputting requested locations of commercially available handsets or mobile stations (MS) based on, e.g., CDMA, AMPS, NAMPS or TDMA communication standards, for processing both local MS location requests and more global MS location requests via, e.g., Internet communication between a distributed network of location centers. The system uses a plurality of MS locating technologies including those based on: (1) two-way TOA and TDOA; (2) pattern recognition; (3) distributed antenna provisioning; (5) GPS signals, (6) angle of arrival, (7) super resolution enhancements, and (8) supplemental information from various types of very low cost non-infrastructure base stations for communicating via a typical commercial wireless base station infrastructure or a public telephone switching network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventors: Dennis J. Dupray, Sheldon F. Goldberg
  • Patent number: 10630384
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments include methods and/or procedures for receiving, in a time-multiplexed manner, a plurality of optical signals (e.g., infrared signals) having substantially similar wavelengths. These embodiments can include emitting a first optical signal having a first wavelength and comprising a plurality of intermittent active and inactive durations. These embodiments can also include receiving, during one or more of the active durations, a reflected version of the first optical signal and performing a time-of-flight measurement based on the first optical signal and the reflected version. These embodiments can also include receiving, only during one or more of the inactive durations of the first optical signal, a second optical signal having a second wavelength substantially similar to the first wavelength of the first optical signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Hannes Plank, Norbert Druml
  • Patent number: 10605889
    Abstract: Systems and apparatuses for determining locations of wireless nodes in a network architecture are disclosed herein. In one example, an asynchronous system includes first and second wireless nodes each having a wireless device with one or more processing units and RF circuitry for transmitting and receiving communications in the wireless network architecture. The system also includes a third wireless node having an unknown location and a wireless device with a transmitter and a receiver to enable communications with the first and second wireless nodes in the wireless network architecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Locix, Inc.
    Inventors: Tommi Ylamurto, Manu Seth, Lingkai Kong, Sourav Dey, Demba Ba
  • Patent number: 10598795
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes a monitoring system identifying a time period during which a vehicle equipped with a tracking device travels at least a threshold distance, determining that the tracking device fails to acquire a desired signal for a predetermined amount of time during the time period, and determining, based on the determining that the tracking device fails to acquire the desired signal for the predetermined amount of time during the time period, that the tracking device is potentially being interfered with during the time period. Corresponding systems and methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Bryant Elliott, Eric Berkobin
  • Patent number: 10598757
    Abstract: Estimating range bias in a timing-based radio positioning network. Systems and methods estimate range bias, and use the estimated bias to adjust an estimated range measurement for use in estimating a position of a receiver. Estimated range bias may be based on surveyed range errors associated with locations near the position of the receiver, or may alternatively be based on comparisons of different range measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: NextNav, LLC
    Inventors: Christian Gates, Arun Raghupathy
  • Patent number: 10591304
    Abstract: A method of an automated motor vehicle for optimized communication from a server of localization reference data for a defined location includes a sensor of the motor vehicle capturing driving environment data, linking the captured driving environment data to location information, based on the linking, localizing the motor vehicle at an achieved localization accuracy, identifying a setpoint localization accuracy at which an operation of the motor vehicle is to be performed, signaling to the server the achieved localization accuracy, and transmitting to the server a request for the localization reference data at the setpoint localization accuracy based on the signaled achieved localization accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Moritz Michael Knorr, Alexander Geraldy, Christian Skupin, Daniel Zaum, Emre Cakar, Hanno Homann, Holger Mielenz, Isabella Hinterleitner, Jochen Marx, Lukas Klejnowski, Markus Langenberg, Michael Pagel
  • Patent number: 10587704
    Abstract: In an approach for identifying a location of a mobile device a processor receives a first set of Global Positioning System (GPS) data at a time, wherein the time is specified by the mobile device. A processor synchronizes the time with Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). A processor retrieves offset values, wherein the offset values comprise one or more values to adjust one or more location coordinates based on the synchronized time, and wherein the offset values are determined by comparing a known set of location coordinates to a set of location coordinates calculated using another set of GPS data. A processor calculates location coordinates of the mobile device using the first set of GPS data and the offset values. A processor stores at least the location coordinates of the mobile device and the synchronized time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rajesh V. K. Gottumukkala, Ravi Kumar Reddy Kanamatareddy
  • Patent number: 10554291
    Abstract: A method for detecting useful signals in an overall signal. Each useful signal may be affected with a frequency drift. In the detection phase, frequency spectra for detecting the overall signal for multiple detection time windows are calculated and useful signals according to the detection frequency spectra are detected. In the estimation phase, for each useful signal detected: the frequency of the overall signal for multiple frequency drift values is reset. In the estimation phase, for each useful signal detected, a frequency spectrum is calculated for the estimation of the overall signal for each frequency drift value over an estimation time window having the useful signal detected and of a duration higher than the detection time window. In the estimation phase, for each useful signal detected, the frequency drift is estimated affecting the useful signal detected according to the estimation frequency spectra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS
    Inventors: Benjamin Gadat, Lyonel Barthe, Thibault Maisonnat, Arnaud Collin
  • Patent number: 10545184
    Abstract: Method for the directional determination of an earth fault in an electric power distribution network, characterised in that it comprises the steps of: Determining (E2) a residual current phasor and a residual voltage phasor, Determining (E3) an active current, Comparing (E7) the residual voltage phasor module with a threshold (SVR), and as long as the residual voltage phasor module remains higher than the threshold (SVR) or a fraction of the threshold (SVR), and for a predetermined number of iterations: Determining (E9, E12) the integral of the active current and of its sign, Determining the number of times when the residual current phasor module is greater than a predetermined threshold (SIR), during the predetermined number of iterations, If the residual current phasor module is greater than the predetermined threshold (SIR) at least one time, during the predetermined number of iterations, Determining (E16) the location upstream or downstream of the fault according to the number of times when the sign of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Bernard Drouere, Julien Mecreant
  • Patent number: 10534087
    Abstract: A method for enhancing GPS location accuracy includes providing a base station receiver having a known surveyed location, and a roving receiver at a location distinct from the base station receiver. The method further includes receiving single-frequency code and carrier-phase measurements from the base station, and translating the single-frequency code and carrier-phase measurements to a Kalman filter-predicted location of the roving receiver. The translated single frequency code and carrier phase measurements are used to generate a local replica of the Kalman filter-predicted location signals for each channel of the roving receiver. The method further includes correlating the local replicas with an incoming signal of the roving receiver to generate a plurality of tracking error estimates. The plurality of tracking error estimates are used to update navigation states and clock update states thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: James J Brewer, John F Raquet
  • Patent number: 10536924
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates Beyond 4th-Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). A method for operating of a terminal in a wireless communication system according to an exemplary embodiment includes: receiving signals from other terminals; selecting another terminal which has proximity to the terminal from among the other terminals based on reception powers of the signals and information related to the signals; and determining a location of the terminal based on location information of the other terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Research & Business Foundation Sungkyunkwan University
    Inventors: Wonjun Hwang, Hyung-Jin Choi, Han Jun Kim, Kyunghoon Lee, Hyunseok Ryu, Min Jang
  • Patent number: 10521739
    Abstract: The invention provides a graphical user interface implemented on a computer including an information area for displaying to a user at the computer inspection status information in connection with one or more components of a linear asset infrastructure. The graphical user interface also includes a control component operable by the user at the computer to cause the graphical user interface to display additional information on the one or more components of the linear asset infrastructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Canadian National Railway Company
    Inventors: Dwight Tays, David Lilley, Brian Abbott
  • Patent number: 10509817
    Abstract: Embodiments retrieve a set of search results that have been previously identified as having at least one associated date or location. A timeline or map is displayed that visually represents the distribution of the dates or locations within the results. The timeline is displayed with a histogram graph corresponding to the number of dates in the search results at points along the timeline. The map is displayed with markers at the locations corresponding to the locations in the search results. The user can navigate the result set using the displayed timeline or map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Reynar, Michael Gordon, David J. Vespe, David Petrou, Andrew W. Hogue
  • Patent number: 10509839
    Abstract: A method performed by an infotainment providing system for providing personalized position-based infotainment in a vehicle is disclosed. The infotainment providing system determines at least a first infotainment category of interest. The infotainment providing system further determines a current position of the vehicle. The infotainment providing system searches at least a first online information source, based on the at least first infotainment category of interest and taking into consideration the determined vehicle position. Then, the infotainment providing system retrieves at least a first piece of media content which falls under the at least first infotainment category of interest and which is associated with the determined vehicle position. The infotainment providing system provides the at least first piece of media content while the vehicle is in the vicinity of the determined vehicle position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Volvo Car Corporation
    Inventors: Staffan Davidsson, Magnus Ronnang
  • Patent number: 10506053
    Abstract: Methods, computing devices, and systems that dynamically determine whether a request is authorized or fraudulent are described herein. A computing device may receive a request from a communication device, and a geographical location of the communication device may be determined. User information may be requested, and based on the information and the geographical location of the communication device, a risk value can be calculated. A determination of whether to honor the request may be based on the subscriber risk value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: James C. Taylor, Anil K. Khanna, Jasbir Rajpal, VenugopalRao Mudigonda, Nirav Dave, Padmini Bettadapura, Benjamin Lieberman
  • Patent number: 10488865
    Abstract: Techniques for minimizing redundancy of surface coverage of a workspace by a robotic device are presented, the techniques including: obtaining, with one or more processors of a robot, a map of a workspace, the map quantizing the workspace into a plurality of cells, each cell corresponding to an area of the workspace; segmenting, with the one or more processors of the robot, the workspace into a plurality of zones, each zone having a subset of the plurality of cells; determining, with the one or more processors of the robot, a sequence of the zones among a plurality of candidate sequences based on an effect of the sequence on a cost of a cost function that is based on travel distance of the robot through the sequence; and causing, with the one or more processors of the robot, the robot to traverse the zones in the determined sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Al Incorporated
    Inventors: Ali Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Lukas Fath
  • Patent number: 10481240
    Abstract: Systems and methods to determine a location of a mobile device by combining a radio frequency navigation system and an inertial navigation system, where the radio frequency navigation system determines a location of the mobile device in reference to a map of radio frequency signals and the inertial navigation system based on dead reckoning the position of the mobile device based on measurements from motion sensors. When a set of successive locations determined by the radio frequency navigation system is found to have a predetermined pattern (e.g., within a minimum distance from each other, or separated by more than a maximum distance), the mobile device discards the location results from the radio frequency navigation system for the period of time, in favor of the location results from the inertial navigation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: OneMarket Network LLC
    Inventors: Gerard Joseph Cerchio, Brian David Wilson
  • Patent number: 10477406
    Abstract: A device, system and method for dynamic channel assignment is provided. A communication device assigns one or more channels for use by one or more of a plurality of mobile radios in a geographic region around an incident location using one or more lists indicative of unusable channels in the geographic region, the one or more lists received by the plurality of mobile radios, the one or more channels assigned for use excluding the unusable channels in the geographic region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Cutcher, Rolando Hernandez, Rajesh Baliram Singh, Daniel L. Cronin
  • Patent number: 10474908
    Abstract: A method in a vehicle for performing multiple on-board sensing tasks concurrently in the same network using deep learning algorithms is provided. The method includes receiving vision sensor data from a sensor on the vehicle, determining a set of features from the vision sensor data using a plurality of feature layers in a convolutional neural network, and concurrently estimating, using the convolutional neural network, bounding boxes for detected objects, free-space boundaries, and object poses for detected objects from the set of features determined by the plurality of feature layers. The neural network may include a plurality of free-space estimation layers configured to determine the boundaries of free-space in the vision sensor data, a plurality of object detection layers configured to detect objects in the image and to estimate bounding boxes that surround the detected objects, and a plurality of object pose detection layers configured to estimate the direction of each object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Dan Levi, Noa Garnett, Ethan Fetaya, Shaul Oron
  • Patent number: 10466350
    Abstract: A transmitter-receiver circuit and a method for distance measurement between a first node and a second node of a radio network is provided, wherein a mode of the first node and a mode of the second node are switched from a normal mode for communication in the radio network to a mode for distance measurement, wherein, in the mode for distance measurement for a transit time measurement, a radio signal is transmitted by the first node and received by the second node and a radio signal is transmitted by the second node and received by the first node and a first distance value is determined by measuring the transit time of the radio signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Atmel Corporation
    Inventors: Wolfram Kluge, Eric Sachse
  • Patent number: 10459085
    Abstract: A system and related method for validating satellite-based navigation data determines an estimated altitude or position solution based on GPS altitude or position data adjusted with inertial altitude or position data integrated with barometric altitude data corrected for air temperature and latitude. The system may include a vertical monitor for validating the GPS altitude data by comparing the weighted, limited, and integrated estimated altitude solution to the GPS altitude data. The integrated altitude solution may compensate for vertical speed offset. The system may provide secondary altitude monitoring by comparing radar altimeter data to local object data to verify obstacle clearance height. The system may include a lateral monitor for validating GPS lateral position data based on weighting and limiting of altitude sources controlled by a height above threshold estimate from the vertical monitor. Validity information may be presented to the pilot or autopilot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas A. Bell, James H. Doty
  • Patent number: 10449968
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for adaptively assisting developmentally disabled or cognitively impaired drivers are disclosed. An apparatus comprises a user interface. The user interface is to present first navigation data in a first mode to assist a driver in guiding a vehicle from a current location to a destination location. The user interface is further to present second navigation data in a second mode to assist the driver in guiding the vehicle from the current location to the destination location. The second navigation data is adapted relative to the first navigation data based on driver assistance data associated with the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Furqan Zafar Shaikh, Damian Porcari, Deborah Frances Mielewski, Jeff Allen Greenberg
  • Patent number: 10448215
    Abstract: A method includes determining to report location change information of a first computing device to a second computing device and sending the location change information to the second computing device utilizing an initial communication approach. The method further includes assigning a priority level of the location change information based on one or more environmental parameters. When the priority level of the location change information is greater than a priority threshold, the method further includes selecting a new communication approach and resending at least a portion of the location change information to the second computing device using the new communication approach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: JIO, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger W. Ady, Adam John Kusey, Makarand Manohar Karvekar, David Edward Stude, Justin Douglas Eltoft, Ivan Kolotov, Bharat Sunkavally, Peter Gene Jansons
  • Patent number: 10444320
    Abstract: A technique for locating devices detects wireless packets using multiple antenna units and generates antenna coordinates in an antenna coordinate system on a per-packet basis. Information about antenna coordinates are stored in entries of a data store. Packets originating from different locations produce different antenna coordinates, enabling antenna coordinates to differentiate regions in physical space. Although antenna coordinates do not directly describe physical locations, they are stable over time given a stable environment and thus allow determination as to whether a location has been visited before. Entries in the data store may store Cartesian (physical) coordinates associated with respective antenna coordinates, enabling real-time tracking of physical device locations by lookups into the data store based on antenna coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Reavire, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeff Gullicksen
  • Patent number: 10438308
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosed technology include systems and methods for identifying one or more entities associated with activities. In an example implementation, a method includes determining one or more geographical regions proximate to the plurality of locations associated with the one or more activities; determining connections between one or more identities of a population and a plurality of related entities associated with the one or more identities; determining geographical information associated with related entities; weighting one or more metrics for each of the identities based on the geographical information associated with the related entities and the or more geographical regions proximate to the plurality of locations associated with the one or more activities; scoring the one or more weighted metrics; and providing, based on the scoring, an indication of a likelihood that the one or more identities of the population are associated with the one or more activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: LexisNexis Risk Solutions FL Inc.
    Inventors: Johannes Philippus de Villiers Prichard, Jesse C P B Shaw, David Alan Bayliss
  • Patent number: 10440678
    Abstract: A wireless tracking system comprises mobile devices and stationary devices at known locations. The system receives a first radio measurement indicative of a first propagation path length and receives sensor data indicative of the movement of the first mobile device. The sensor data is of a type different to the radio measurement. The system then determines a historical location of the first mobile device based on the first radio measurement and the sensor data and determines error data indicative of a difference between a historical radio measurement and the historical location and stores the error data associated with the historical location. The system can then receive a second radio measurement indicative of a second propagation path length of radio frequency radiation and determine an estimated location of the second mobile device based on the second radio measurement and the stored error data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Mark Hedley, Shenghong Li
  • Patent number: 10423728
    Abstract: A clustering method for a point of interest and a related apparatus are provided. The clustering method for a point of interest includes: acquiring a locating point set of a user within a preset period; generating a stay point set according to the locating point set, where each stay point in the stay point set represents one hot area; calculating a confidence level of each stay point in the stay point set; obtaining a trusted stay point from the stay point set by means of screening according to the confidence level of each stay point in the stay point set; and clustering density-connected trusted stay points to form a point of interest. By using technical solutions provided in the present disclosure, reliability and reference value of a POI can be effectively improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qiang Ding, Shaoxu Song, Yangzhen Ou
  • Patent number: 10416278
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining an accurate location of a signal's source of transmission. The methods involve: demodulating a detected carrier signal modulated with a Pseudo Noise (“PN”) code sequence to obtain an original information-bearing signal therefrom; computing time delay offsets using correlations of PN code windows for each symbol of the original information-bearing signal; determining a high accuracy Time Of Arrival (“TOA”) of the detected carrier signal using the time delay offsets; and using the high accuracy TOA to determine an accurate location of the original information-bearing signal's source of transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Concentric Real Time, LLC
    Inventors: Reese S. Bovard, Eric J. Jensen
  • Patent number: 10412539
    Abstract: Systems and methods to determine a location of a mobile device based on a radio frequency navigation system and an inertial navigation system, where the radio frequency navigation system is used to determine a location of the mobile device in reference to a map of radio frequency signals and the inertial navigation system is based on dead reckoning the position of the mobile device based on measurements from motion sensors and/or magnetic field sensors. The position determination results from the radio frequency navigation system and the inertial navigation system are combined to determine two successive locations. A heading of the user of the mobile device is computed based on weighted averages for the two successive locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: OneMarket Network LLC
    Inventors: Gerard Joseph Cerchio, Brian David Wilson
  • Patent number: 10402672
    Abstract: The system is configured to generate a display of a plurality of synchronized graphs. The display may include a longitude-time graph. The longitude time graph may include a first longitude axis spanning from a first lower-longitude limit to a first upper-longitude limit, a first time axis spanning from a first lower-time limit to a first upper-time limit, and a plurality of pixels corresponding to longitude-time points within the longitude-time graph. Each of the plurality of longitude-time points can correspond to a set of identifiers having a time identifier between the first lower-time limit and the first upper-time limit and having a longitude identifier between the first lower-longitude limit and the first upper-longitude limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: ExoAnalytic Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Lee Hendrix, William Alexander Therien
  • Patent number: 10386492
    Abstract: A verified authentication device has a navigation receiver, a processor, and a verification device. Navigation signals are transmitted from a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). The processor authenticates the navigation signals and determines position coordinates of the navigation receiver. The verified authentication device receives input from a user of the verified authentication device. The verified authentication device provides reliability of the position coordinates based on the input from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Trimble Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Oliver Large, Jose Miguel Amor Molares, Patricia Clare Boothe
  • Patent number: 10377484
    Abstract: Systems and methods for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) positional anchors. Signals may be broadcast via a signal interface of an anchor in a defined space which also includes a UAV. The UAV is at one location within the defined space, and the anchor is at another location within the defined space. A virtual environment may be generated that corresponds to the defined space. The virtual environment may include at least one virtual element, and a location of the virtual element within the virtual environment may be based on the location of the anchor within the defined space. A visual indication may be generated when the UAV is detected within a predetermined distance from the location of the anchor. In some embodiments, a visual element may be generated to augment the anchor where a location of the visual element is based on a location of the anchor within the defined space. The visual element may be changed when the UAV is flown to the location of the anchor within the defined space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Michael Taylor, Dennis Dale Castleman, Glenn Black, Javier Fernandez Rico
  • Patent number: 10379215
    Abstract: A method for localizing a wireless node includes synchronizing a respective time reference of a plurality of wideband spectrum-sensing units and a master transceiver. A sensing location of each wideband spectrum-sensing unit is stored in a first memory. Each wideband spectrum-sensing unit stores in a second memory a plurality of time-limited samples of a transmission received from a slave transceiver. The time limit of the transmission is determined by the master transceiver, receiving the transmission. The samples from the second memory are correlated with a corresponding plurality of reconstructed samples stored in the first memory to form a respective power delay profile for each of the of the wideband spectrum-sensing units. A slave location of the slave transceiver is determined by applying a Time Difference Of Arrival method to the respective power delay profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventor: Raf Lodewijk Jan Roovers
  • Patent number: 10373150
    Abstract: Credit card transaction servers, systems, methods and computer program products receive information concerning a prospective credit card transaction with one of multiple credit card issuers and obtain location information from multiple wireless network providers for wireless terminal(s) that are associated with a user of the credit card for the prospective credit card transaction. The locations of the credit card transaction terminal(s) and the locations of the wireless terminal(s) are correlated, and authorization information for the prospective credit card transaction is generated based upon this location correlation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Aaron, John P. Ruckart
  • Patent number: 10343280
    Abstract: Methods for minimizing redundancy of surface coverage of a workspace using a robotic device and a base station are presented, the methods including: creating a polar map of the workspace defined by a number of cells; creating a policy by dividing the workspace into a number of zones each defined by a portion of the number of cells and by ordering the number of zones for surface coverage; selecting a zone of the number of zones for surface coverage by the robotic device; creating a cell matrix of the portion of number of cells representing the selected zone; assigning the selected zone to the robotic device; covering the selected zone by the robotic device; reporting an actual zone coverage to the base station; updating a coverage matrix corresponding with the cell matrix of the selected zone to indicate coverage; and calculating a penalty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Bobsweep Inc
    Inventor: Ali Ebrahimi Afrouzi
  • Patent number: 10330769
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for geolocating emitters in a multi-emitter environment is disclosed. A number of lines of bearing (LOBs) associated with emitters of particular signal characteristics are determined, and a peak where the greatest number of such LOBs intersect is identified. A group of the LOBs that are within a distance threshold of the identified peak identified and used to locate a first emitter. The first group of LOBs are then excluded from consideration, facilitating the easier identification of a second peak where the greatest number of residual LOBs intersect. Residual LOBs within a threshold distance of the second peak are identified, and used to identify the second emitter, and the process is repeated until satisfactory results are obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Tanya G. Mayer, Eric M. Monsler
  • Patent number: 10310052
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer readable media are disclosed for improving, in some examples, reference in a location system. In one embodiment, a method is provided comprising: receiving reference tag blink data from a plurality of receivers; calculating, using a processor, a reference phase offset between the plurality of receivers; and generating a suspended reference phase offset table, wherein a suspended reference phase offset table is generated by causing the reference phase offset to be stored in a memory for later tag location calculations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Edward A. Richley, Belinda Turner, Chang Wang
  • Patent number: 10303134
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for multimode RFST communications in process control systems is disclosed herein. A disclosed example apparatus includes an example RFST module associated with a process control device of a process control system. The example RFST module includes a plurality of RFSTs configured to communicate by different communication protocols. The example RFST module also includes a power module to power the RFST module to enable communications with a processor or memory associated with the process control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: FISHER CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Junk, Annette Lynn Latwesen
  • Patent number: 10298612
    Abstract: A system and method for providing security to a network may include maintaining, by a processor, a model of an expected behavior of data communications over the in-vehicle communication network; receiving, by the processor, a message sent over the network; determining, by the processor, based on the model and based on a timing attribute of the message, whether or not the message complies with the model; and if the message does not comply with the model then performing, by the processor, at least one action related to the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Argus Cyber Security Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaron Galula, Ofer Ben-Noon, Oron Lavi
  • Patent number: 10296968
    Abstract: A computer system configured to integrate a plurality of websites is provided. The computer system includes a memory, a display, and at least one processor coupled to the memory and the display. In one example, the system comprises a monitoring component executed by the at least one processor and configured to analyze web content generated by a website provider and detect one or more identified elements within the web content. The system may also comprise a converting component executed by the at least one processor and configured to, responsive to detection of the one or more identified elements by the monitoring component, convert at least one portion of the web content into converted content, wherein the at least one processor is configured to display, in the display, the converted content and at least one other portion of the web content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Carl Sager
  • Patent number: 10297225
    Abstract: An information processing system according to the embodiments includes an in-vehicle device (electronic device), a portable communication terminal, a terminal position computing unit (computing unit), and a specific process executing unit (executing unit). The in-vehicle device is provided in a vehicle (predetermined facility). The portable communication terminal is capable of mutual communication with the in-vehicle device. The terminal position computing unit computes a position of the portable communication terminal based upon a motion of the portable communication terminal. The specific process executing unit, when the position of the portable communication terminal computed by the terminal position computing unit is a predetermined position that is predefined in the facility, executes a specific process corresponding to the predetermined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU TEN LIMITED
    Inventors: Shizuka Tamura, Yoshitaka Hirashima, Toshio Kitahara, Toshihiro Murata, Minoru Maehata
  • Patent number: 10290215
    Abstract: In one embodiment an event likely to be attended by a plurality of users of a taxi service is identified. A location of the event is determined and an end time of the event is estimated. Prior to the end time of the event, a plurality of drivers associated with the taxi service are directed to drive to the location of the event to transport passengers from the location of the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: GT Gettaxi Limited
    Inventors: Talmon Marco, Ziv Haparnas, David Agasi
  • Patent number: 10281557
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining a location of one or more user equipment (UE) in a wireless system can comprise receiving reference signals via a location management unit having two or more co-located channels, wherein the two or more co-located channels are tightly synchronized with each other and utilizing the received reference signals to calculate a location of at least one UE among the one or more UE. Embodiments include multichannel synchronization with a standard deviation of less than or equal 10 ns. Embodiments can include two LMUs, with each LMU having internal synchronization, or one LMU with tightly synchronized signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: POLTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Felix Markhovsky, Truman Prevatt, Russ Markhovsky
  • Patent number: 10285007
    Abstract: The invention relates inter alia to a method performed by at least one apparatus, said method comprising: obtaining radiation signal data comprising results of measurements on radiation signals received at a mobile device and emitted by a positioning support device covering one or more signal areas by sweeping a striped band of radiation across said one or more signal areas; and determining a position of said mobile device within a signal area of said one or more signal areas at least based on said radiation signal data. The invention also relates to a positioning support device for supporting determining of positions of mobile devices in one or more signal areas, comprising: a radiation source covering said one or more signal areas by sweeping a striped band of radiation across said one or more signal areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: Basel Hashisho
  • Patent number: 10281322
    Abstract: An optical circuit includes solid state photonics. The optical circuit includes a phased array of solid state waveguides that perform beamsteering on an optical signal. The optical circuit includes a modulator to modulate a bit sequence onto the carrier frequency of the optical signal, and the beamsteered signal includes the modulated bit sequence. The optical circuit includes a photodetector to detect a reflection of the beamsteered optical signal. The optical circuit autocorrelates the reflection signal with the bit sequence to generate a processed signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan K. Doylend, David N. Hutchison, John Heck, Haisheng Rong, Daniel Grodensky, David Arbel, Israel Petronius
  • Patent number: 10272827
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to protecting the privacy of a user of a dispatching service for driverless vehicles. For example, a request for a vehicle identifying user information is received. A client computing device may be identified based on the user information. In response to the request, a driverless vehicle may be dispatched to the location of the client device. Signaling information may be generated based on a set of rules including a first rule that the signaling information does not identify, indirectly or directly, the user as well as a second rule that the signaling information does not identify, indirectly or directly, the user information. The location of the client computing device and the signaling information may be sent to the driverless vehicle for display. In addition, the signaling information may also be sent to the client computing device for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Brian Kemler, Daniel Fredinburg
  • Patent number: 10270517
    Abstract: A method of selectively enabling one of a first and a second operating mode in a first network device is presented. The first network device has a wireless receiver and transmitter for providing bi-directional communication with a mobile station through a first wireless link, for providing access to a network. In the first operating mode the wireless transmitter is not continuously enabled, and in the second operating mode the wireless transmitter is continuously enabled. In the first operating mode the first network device, receives, from a second network device, status information about a second wireless link maintained between the second network device and the mobile station, and sends, at predetermined time intervals, probe requests to the mobile station. The wireless transmitter is enabled for sending the probe request and disabled thereafter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Interdigital CE Patent Holdings
    Inventors: Koen Van Oost, Stijn Segers, Frederik Verwaest