With Determination Of Traffic Speed Patents (Class 701/119)
  • Patent number: 11024171
    Abstract: A method involves accelerating the electronic determination of high quality solutions to routing problems by utilizing determined optimized time windows for precomputing optimal path matrices to reduce computer resource usage. The use of traffic windows defined based on changes in rates of change of speeds for traffic on road segments allows for more rapid determination of a set of one or more high quality solutions as compared to requiring on-demand, in-process determination of a shortest path for a particular time during comparison of paths or routes performed as part of a process for determining high quality solutions to the routing problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Salesforce.com, Inc.
    Inventors: John Brian Stewart, Dinesh Premalal Weerapurage, Timothy Alan Carnes, Christopher Sebastian Groer, Lahiru Sandakith Pileththuwasan Gallege, Chenlu Lou
  • Patent number: 11024170
    Abstract: A method involves accelerating the electronic determination of high quality solutions to routing problems by utilizing determined optimized time windows for precomputing optimal path matrices to reduce computer resource usage. The use of traffic windows defined based on changes in rates of change of speeds for traffic on road segments allows for more rapid determination of a set of one or more high quality solutions as compared to requiring on-demand, in-process determination of a shortest path for a particular time during comparison of paths or routes performed as part of a process for determining high quality solutions to the routing problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Salesforce.com, Inc.
    Inventors: John Brian Stewart, Dinesh Premalal Weerapurage, Timothy Alan Carnes, Christopher Sebastian Groer, Lahiru Sandakith Pileththuwasan Gallege, Chenlu Lou
  • Patent number: 11024172
    Abstract: A method involves accelerating the electronic determination of high quality solutions to routing problems by utilizing determined optimized time windows for precomputing optimal path matrices to reduce computer resource usage. The use of traffic windows defined based on changes in rates of change of speeds for traffic on road segments allows for more rapid determination of a set of one or more high quality solutions as compared to requiring on-demand, in-process determination of a shortest path for a particular time during comparison of paths or routes performed as part of a process for determining high quality solutions to the routing problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Salesforce.com, Inc.
    Inventors: John Brian Stewart, Dinesh Premalal Weerapurage, Timothy Alan Carnes, Christopher Sebastian Groer, Lahiru Sandakith Pileththuwasan Gallege, Chenlu Lou
  • Patent number: 10990103
    Abstract: A method for operating a vehicle system of a motor vehicle is disclosed. The method is designed to determine a trajectory to be followed and/or to perform driving interventions, wherein a communication device on the vehicle system side receives, from a computation device external to the motor vehicle, a lane map describing travel lanes that are determined by the computation device from actual driving courses of other vehicles in the past and that relate to a region surrounding the motor vehicle, and a control device on the vehicle system side determines a trajectory to be followed by the motor vehicle and/or performs a transverse guiding intervention depending on the lane map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Lukas Rottkamp, Florian Haubner
  • Patent number: 10971017
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatuses for inter-vehicle communication, fusion of sensor information, and information sharing resulting from inter-vehicle communication are disclosed along with control of one or more vehicles in response to information from one or more other vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Cummins Inc.
    Inventors: Pinak Jayant Tulpule, Govindarajan Kothandaraman, Edmund P. Hodzen, Kenneth M. Follen, Archit N. Koti
  • Patent number: 10937311
    Abstract: A system and a method for providing traffic information and includes: a database storing and managing traffic pattern information based on past traffic information; and a server that computes a real-time link entry time based on a real-time link speed received from a probe vehicle, corrects the traffic pattern information based on the real-time link speed and the real-time link entry time, and predicts and provide real-time traffic information based on the corrected traffic pattern information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sung Hwan Park
  • Patent number: 10883837
    Abstract: A map generating server capable of bidirectional communication with multiple vehicles having a database configured to store vehicle type identifiers assigned to the vehicles and map data regarding roads usable by the vehicles and cultivated land area near the roads. In the server, a vehicle position data tagged with vehicle type identifier is successively written to location concerned of the map data when each vehicle transmits the position data tagged with the vehicle type identifier. The vehicle position data writing number is incremented if the written vehicle position data is that of a vehicle assigned a specified vehicle type identifier, and the location concerned of the cultivated land area is determined to be cultivated land area road and to update the map data stored in the database when the writing number is equal to or greater than a predetermined number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Minowa, Shigenori Hiruta, Kimiyoshi Kusaka, Shiro Kitamura
  • Patent number: 10878697
    Abstract: A system includes sensors deployed along a vehicle pathway to detect the presence of a plurality of vehicles. An embodiment of a method for detecting speed may include generating from the sensors presence data of each of the plurality of vehicles and transmitting the detected presence data to a base station. The transmitting may include transmitting the detected presence data from the sensors to an access point and transmitting the detected presence data from the access point to the base station. The base station determines a speed of each of the plurality of vehicles. The speed may be determined at a periodic interval responsive to a predetermined distance between the sensors and a difference in the detection time of each of the plurality of vehicles at each of the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Cubic Corporation
    Inventors: Srikar Vadlamani, Matthew Davidson
  • Patent number: 10878694
    Abstract: A method for estimating a mileage of a vehicle is disclosed. The method includes detecting a first location of the vehicle at a first moment by capturing an image of the vehicle by a first camera of a plurality of cameras, and estimating a primary distance of a plurality of distances. The primary distance may be associated with the first location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventor: Ziba Ebrahimian
  • Patent number: 10838423
    Abstract: Presented are systems and methods for deriving speed limits of designated road segments by mining large-scale vehicle data traces. A method for controlling operation of a motor vehicle includes: determining a current location of the vehicle; determining a designated road segment corresponding to the vehicle's location; receiving host speed data indicative of the vehicle's speed while travelling on the road segment for a calibrated timeframe; receiving crowd-sourced speed data indicative of the speeds of participatory vehicles while travelling on the road segment for the calibrated timeframe; accumulating a speed distribution function for the road segment based on the host and crowd-sourced speed data; generating a finite mixture model from the speed distribution function to estimate a speed limit range; selecting a speed limit candidate from the estimated speed limit range; and transmitting command signals to a vehicle subsystem to execute a control operation based on the selected speed limit candidate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Fan Bai, Shu Chen, Donald K. Grimm, David E. Bojanowski, Bo Yu, Jinzhu Chen
  • Patent number: 10832571
    Abstract: A driving safety support system according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes a server, and a safety driving assistant device. The server performs operations including: acquiring, from probe vehicles, probe information including information of a time within a predetermined time period and a position of the corresponding probe vehicle at the time; calculating, based on the probe information, a traffic congestion tail position located upstream of a branch point at which a road branches into a plurality of lanes; and calculating a lane-change recommendation section in which a lane change is recommended based on the traffic congestion tail position. The safety driving assistant device performs operations including executing a driving safety support process for a target vehicle based on the lane-change recommendation section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignees: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yamada, Shoichi Tanada, Shigeki Nishimura, Masataka Tokunaga, Hitoshi Konishi
  • Patent number: 10801848
    Abstract: An example method of crowd-sourcing energy consumption data for vehicles includes controlling a vehicle in response to a predicted energy consumption that is continually updated based on a difference between a previous predicted energy consumption and a previous actual base energy consumption. Another example method of routing a vehicle includes changing a route for a vehicle in response to a predicted energy consumption for the vehicle when travelling the route, the predicted energy consumption based on a difference between a previous predicted energy consumption and a previous actual base energy consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Meyer, Ryan Abraham McGee, Fling Finn Tseng, Johannes Geir Kristinsson
  • Patent number: 10783782
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, a device and a computer program product for managing a vehicle are proposed. The computer-implemented method comprises: a determining, by a device operatively coupled to one or more processing units, a potential road section associated with a current road section on which a first vehicle is moving, the potential road section being a road section to which the first vehicle potentially moves from the current road section; obtaining, by the device, a road condition of the potential road section, the road condition being generated at least based on monitoring records of a second vehicle moving on the potential road section; and in response to the road condition indicating that the potential road section is unsuitable for moving on, transmitting, by the device, an alert about the potential road section to the first vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zhi Hu Wang, Shiwan Zhao, Li Zhang, Jun Zhu
  • Patent number: 10740628
    Abstract: The disclosure provides systems and methods for detecting, characterizing, and predicting moving traffic obstacles. The systems and methods are suitable for densely populated areas in resource-constrained regions. With the characterizations and predictions of moving traffic obstacles, a variety of benefits can accrue to individuals and devices that use traffic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Michiaki Tatsubori
  • Patent number: 10742528
    Abstract: Each of multiple vehicle data collection devices are configured to collect data streams associated with operation of a vehicle. The data streams include time-stamped speed data. A transmitter is configured to transmit the data streams. An analytics server is configured to receive the data streams transmitted by the transmitter and to process the data. In connection with the processing, data streams with at least one common time stamp are identified. The time-stamped speed for one of the data streams at a first time interval is compared to the time-stamped speed for another of the identified plurality of data streams at a second time interval, where the second time interval comprises the first time interval plus an additional time increment. Based on the comparison, it is determined whether the two of the plurality of data streams are associated with a same trip or a different trip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
    Inventor: David E. Fawcett
  • Patent number: 10733233
    Abstract: In various embodiments, methods, systems, and vehicles are provided that include obtaining first camera images from a first camera onboard a first vehicle; generating, via one or more computer processors, a first situation awareness graph with respect to objects near the first vehicle, using the first camera images; obtaining second camera images from a second camera of a second device that is in proximity to the first vehicle; generating, via one or more computer processors, a second situation awareness graph with the respect to the objects, using the second camera images; and generating, via one or more computer processor, a global situation awareness graph with respect to the objects, by merging the first situation awareness graph with the second situation awareness graph, using respective first and second weights for the first and second situation awareness graphs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Fan Bai, Mohannad Murad, Joseph G. Machak, Wende Zhang
  • Patent number: 10733877
    Abstract: A traffic flux maximization method and system to control traffic flow by combining classical computing machine learning to predict traffic flux minimization before its occurrence, with quantum annealing to optimize future positions of vehicles. Vehicles are redirected to minimize the travel time for each vehicle, taking into account other vehicles in the road network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: Volkswagen AG, Audi AG
    Inventors: Florian Neukart, Gabriele Compostella, Christian Seidel, David Von Dollen
  • Patent number: 10703373
    Abstract: A first vehicle velocity target is determined based on a velocity of a proximate second vehicle and at least one of a curvature of a road, a gradient of the road, a bank angle of the road, visibility, and a coefficient of friction on a surface of the road.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Raveen Fernando, Barnabas Joseph Nemec, Michael Adel Awad Alla, Tsung-Han Tsai, Kathryn Hamilton, Ray C. Siciak
  • Patent number: 10690508
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products for providing navigation based on local-driver route deviations are provided. Aspects include monitoring drivers and storing a route that each of the drivers take from an origin to a destination and a number of times that each of the drivers has traveled the route. Aspects also include classifying one or more drivers as local drivers based on a determination that the number of times the one or more drivers traveled the route is greater than a threshold number and receiving a routing request from a driver including a starting point and an endpoint and calculating an expected route from the starting point to the endpoint. Aspects further include calculating a generated route from the starting point to the endpoint, wherein calculating includes determining routes local drivers have taken from the starting point to the endpoint and providing the generated route to the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: John S. Werner, Ali Y. Duale, Arkadiy O. Tsfasman, Shailesh R. Gami, Louis P. Gomes
  • Patent number: 10657807
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program product are provided for detecting changes in road traffic conditions based on vehicle probe data. Methods may include: receiving a plurality of probe data points; map-matching probe data points of the plurality of probe apparatuses to road segments of a candidate road of a road networks; for a plurality of time epochs, cluster probe speeds map-matched to road segments of the candidate road according to a clustering algorithm; establishing centroid speeds corresponding to clusters of probe speeds; spatially grouping said road segments according to probe-to-cluster mapping; and providing a road traffic condition change message in response to a difference between centroid speeds along the candidate road exceeding a predefined threshold, where the road traffic condition change message includes at least information about said road segment groups that correspond to said clusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Arnold Sheynman, Daniela Radakovic, Kyle Jackson
  • Patent number: 10589680
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for providing at least one information from an environmental region (8) of a motor vehicle (2) to a driver of the motor vehicle (2), wherein at least one first image (B3) captured by a vehicle-side camera system (6) and at least one second image (B4) captured by a vehicle-external camera system (7) situated within the field of view (19a, 19b) of the vehicle-side camera system (6) are received in the method, wherein an image-in-image representation (B5) is generated from the at least one first image (B3) and the at least one second image (B4) for displaying on a vehicle-side display device (13) as the at least one information, wherein a first image region (21) for displaying the at least one first image (B3) and a second image region (22) separate from the first image region (21) for displaying the at least one second image (B4) are determined for the image-in-image representation (B5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Connaught Electronics Ltd.
    Inventors: Enda Peter Ward, Alan Hanniffy, Mike Togher
  • Patent number: 10582196
    Abstract: An example apparatus for encoding video frames includes a receiver to receive events from a dynamic vision sensor and a video frame from an image sensor. The apparatus also includes a heat map generator to generate a heat map based on the received events. The apparatus further includes a region of interest (ROI) map generator generate a ROI map based on the heat map. The apparatus includes a parameter adjuster to adjust an encoding parameter based on the ROI map. The apparatus also further includes a video encoder to encode the video frame using the adjusted parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Javier Perez-Ramirez, Srenivas Varadarajan, Yiting Liao, Vallabhajosyula S. Somayazulu, Omesh Tickoo, Ibrahima J. Ndiour
  • Patent number: 10540891
    Abstract: A traffic-congestion prevention system for preventing traffic congestion at a target location at a target time more certainly is provided. The traffic-congestion prevention system 10 includes a traffic state calculation unit 124 and a display control unit 16. The traffic state calculation unit 124 calculates a target traffic state that is a traffic state to be achieved at a location different from the target location in order to prevent traffic congestion at the target location at the target time. The display control unit 16 controls display means in such a way that the target traffic state at the location is displayed on the display means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuta Ashida, Itaru Nishioka
  • Patent number: 10518769
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes: a surroundings information acquisition section configured to acquire vehicle surroundings information; an automated driving controller configured to execute automated driving in which at least one of speed control or steering control is controlled automatically based on the vehicle surroundings information acquired by the surroundings information acquisition section; a communication section configured to directly or indirectly communicate with another device; and a communication controller configured to transmit the vehicle surroundings information and information indicating an execution status of the automated driving to the other device using the communication section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoto Sen, Masahiko Asakura, Masaaki Abe
  • Patent number: 10488528
    Abstract: A system comprises a smart device that includes a processor and a memory. The smart device processor is configured to executed instructions stored in memory and the smart device to: wirelessly detect both the presence of a non-commissioned field-deployed product and a unique identification (ID) associated with the non-commissioned field-deployed product; take a photograph of the non-commissioned field-deployed product; obtain location data of the non-commissioned field-deployed product; and wirelessly transmit the unique ID, photograph and location data to establish a commissioned status of the non-commissioned field-deployed product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Stephan P. Iannce, Joseph Michael Manahan
  • Patent number: 10460598
    Abstract: A driving action classifying apparatus has a driving-action-symbol acquiring unit configured to acquire position information on a vehicle and driving action symbols, which are data obtained by converting driving actions of the vehicle into symbols; and a tendency symbolizing unit configured to collect the driving action symbols corresponding to a same or similar place acquired from a plurality of vehicles and generate driving tendency symbols, which are data obtained by converting into a symbol a frequency distribution of the driving action symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshiki Kashiwakura, Yusuke Tanaka, Chihiro Sannomiya, Keisuke Kurihara, Tadahiro Kashiwai, Ryo Neyama
  • Patent number: 10401173
    Abstract: A method and system include identification of road segments with multi-modal traffic patterns. A server receives speed data for a link. The server calculates a quantity of speed clusters from the speed data. The server calculates speed profiles for the quantity of speed clusters. The server identifies one or more modes of transportation for the link based on the quantity of the speed clusters and the speed profiles for the quantity of speed clusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: James Fowe
  • Patent number: 10360797
    Abstract: Various aspects of the disclosure relate to a request-response mechanism for sharing sensor information. For example, sensor devices (e.g., in vehicles, fixed structures, or a combination thereof) may selectively share information acquired by the sensor devices. The disclosure relates in some aspects to avoiding redundant transmissions of sensor information. For example, a sensor device of a set of sensor devices may determine which sensor device should transmit information and/or the time(s) at which that sensor device should transmit the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sudhir Kumar Baghel, Shailesh Patil, Junyi Li
  • Patent number: 10349211
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for sharing mobile device location information. The method includes receiving signals by a mobile device and determining by the mobile device a first location of the mobile device at a first time based on the signals received by the mobile device. Time data is accessed by the mobile device and the mobile device determines based on the time data that the first time is in a first time window. The first location is transmitted to a particular user device at least responsive to the first time being in the first time window. The mobile device determines a second location of the mobile device at a second time based on the signals received by the mobile device. A first error is applied to the second location at least responsive to the determining of the second location at the second time, and the second location is transmitted including the first error to the particular user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Avast Software s.r.o.
    Inventor: Juyong Do
  • Patent number: 10339806
    Abstract: A traffic control server 31 controls traffic for a first vehicle 70 traveling on an outgoing lane and a second vehicle 20 traveling on a return lane and having attributes that are different from the first vehicle 70. The traffic control server 31 is provided with a travel-permitted zone setting unit 331b for setting a first travel-permitted zone 100, which is a partial zone of the outgoing lane and in which travel of the first vehicle 70 is permitted, and a second travel-permitted zone 200, which is a partial zone of the return lane and in which travel of the second vehicle 20 is permitted. The travel-permitted zone setting unit 331b sets the first travel-permitted zone and the second travel-permitted zone 200 so as to cause the second vehicle to stop or decelerate and the first vehicle to travel when the first vehicle and the second vehicle pass each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Hamada, Hidefumi Ishimoto
  • Patent number: 10299158
    Abstract: Wireless communications systems and methods related to sharing of sensor data among vehicles are provided. A first vehicle receives, from a second vehicle, first sensing information associated with a first object. The first vehicle detects sensor data associated with a second object. The first vehicle transmits second sensing information associated with the second object based on at least the sensor data, the first sensing information, and a transmission latency budget for the second sensing information. The first sensing information includes geographical location information of the first object. The second sensing information includes geographical location information of the second object. Other aspects, embodiments, and features are also claimed and described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Shailesh Patil, Junyi Li
  • Patent number: 10276046
    Abstract: A roadside unit includes a first communicator that performs road-to-vehicle communication with an on-board device incorporated in a first vehicle, a second communicator that communicates with an accident monitoring server, an acquirer that acquires first image information from an imaging device that takes images of object on a road, and a detector that detects an occurrence of an accident caused by a second vehicle based on the first image information acquired by the acquirer. The acquirer acquires vehicle information from the first vehicle via the first communicator when the detector detects the occurrence of the accident. The second communicator transmits, to the accident monitoring server, the first image information and the vehicle information both acquired by the acquirer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toru Fujisawa
  • Patent number: 10223843
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for determining whether or not a crash involving a vehicle has occurred. The acceleration of the vehicle may be measured using, for example, an accelerometer of a mobile device, which may be located inside the vehicle. The system may determine the magnitude of each accelerometer measurement and whether the magnitude exceeds one or more acceleration magnitude thresholds. The system may also determine the number of accelerometer events within a time window and whether the number exceeds one or more count thresholds. The system may determine whether a crash involving the vehicle has occurred based on the magnitudes of acceleration, number of acceleration events, and various thresholds. In some examples, the system may confirm that a crash has occurred based on, for example, the location of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jared S. Snyder, Dana Ferguson, Grady Irey
  • Patent number: 10185871
    Abstract: A system includes a laser displacement sensor which is provided on a shoulder of a roadway, emits a laser beam which scans a roadway space in a height direction thereof, receives a beam reflected by an object which is present in the roadway space, and measures a distance up to a reflection point on the object, at which the laser beam was reflected; and a vehicle window detection device that detects a window of the vehicle based on the distance measured by the laser displacement sensor. The vehicle window detection device detects the window of the vehicle based on a change in a distance in a horizontal direction from the laser displacement sensor to the reflection point after the vehicle in the roadway space was detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yosuke Iizuka
  • Patent number: 10176389
    Abstract: The disclosure provides systems and methods for detecting, characterizing, and predicting moving traffic obstacles. The systems and methods are suitable for densely populated areas in resource-constrained regions. With the characterizations and predictions of moving traffic obstacles, a variety of benefits can accrue to individuals and devices that use traffic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Michiaki Tatsubori
  • Patent number: 10140254
    Abstract: Method of creating a computerized model for computing values representative of traffic congestion in respect of a geographic area for use in representing a degree of traffic congestion in the geographic area using a limited number of symbols, comprising: retrieving, in respect of roads within geographic area, historical traffic data and values representative of traffic congestion; deriving a computerized model for computing values representative of traffic congestion in respect of roads within the geographic area based on the retrieved information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Yandex Europe AG
    Inventor: Victor Vladimirovich Karpov
  • Patent number: 10106026
    Abstract: A system, method, and device for operations of an electrically motorized vehicle. The vehicle can utilize an electrically motorized wheel to convert a non-motorized wheeled vehicle to an electrically motorized wheeled vehicle. A user interface for controlling the device of the electrically motorized wheel includes at least one button displayable by the user interface to control a function associated with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Superpedestrian, Inc.
    Inventors: Assaf Biderman, Ruben Cagnie
  • Patent number: 10109191
    Abstract: In various embodiments, the invention involves methods and systems suitable for roadway monitoring, mapping, and maintenance. The probability of a road distress is calculated by combining various sources of data, and automatic alerts are generated to request mobilization of a road repair resource. Various methods are included to increase the accuracy of the probability calculations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tierra Bills, Reginald Bryant, Michiaki Tatsubori, Aisha Walcott
  • Patent number: 10091760
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transmitting a paging for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication in a wireless communication system is provided. A network node receives data corresponding to the V2X communication from a first UE, and transmits the paging indicating the V2X communication to a second UE. The network node may further broadcast the data to one or more UEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Youngdae Lee, Sunghoon Jung
  • Patent number: 10083550
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for determining whether or not a crash involving a vehicle has occurred. The acceleration of the vehicle may be measured using, for example, an accelerometer of a mobile device, which may be located inside the vehicle. The system may determine the magnitude of each accelerometer measurement and whether the magnitude exceeds one or more acceleration magnitude thresholds. The system may also determine the number of accelerometer events within a time window and whether the number exceeds one or more count thresholds. The system may determine whether a crash involving the vehicle has occurred based on the magnitudes of acceleration, number of acceleration events, and various thresholds. In some examples, the system may confirm that a crash has occurred based on, for example, the location of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jared S. Snyder, Dana Ferguson, Grady Irey
  • Patent number: 10083551
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for determining whether or not a crash involving a vehicle has occurred. A computing device may receive acceleration measurement(s) measured by one or more accelerometers during a time window. The computing device may determine, for one or more acceleration measurements, a corresponding acceleration magnitude. Based on the corresponding acceleration magnitude(s), the computing device may identify, from the acceleration measurement(s), an acceleration measurement and/or may determine whether the acceleration magnitude exceeds a threshold acceleration magnitude. The computing device may corroborate whether a vehicle associated with the mobile computing device was involved in a crash. Data associated with the acceleration magnitude and/or an event, such as a crash event, may be transmitted to a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Kyle Patrick Schmitt, Pratheek M. Harish, Venu Madhav Tammali, Larry Layne, Dana Ferguson
  • Patent number: 10057837
    Abstract: A device may receive, from a beacon device, a first message including a first identifier. The first identifier may be associated with the beacon device. The device may receive, from a user device, a second message including a second identifier. The second identifier may be associated with the user device. The device may determine the second identifier based on the second message and the first identifier. The device may determine an event associated with the second identifier based on the first identifier. The device may provide, to another device, information that identifies the second identifier and the event to permit the other device to identify a displacement trajectory associated with the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Christian Martono, Trent Mayberry, Hiroshi Ochi
  • Patent number: 10055976
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a method, including: in a first end user electronic device, running an application that uses device collected data; collecting, using the first end user electronic device, device data for the application; accessing, using a processor of the first end user electronic device, device data collected by another end user electronic device proximate to the first end user electronic device; and using, in the running of the application, one or more of the accessed device data and the collected device data. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jonathan Gaither Knox, Peter Hamilton Wetsel, Rod D. Waltermann, Suzanne Marion Beaumont
  • Patent number: 9964414
    Abstract: A lane-level vehicle routing and navigation apparatus includes a simulation module that performs microsimulation of individual vehicles in a traffic stream, and a lane-level optimizer that evaluates conditions along the candidate paths from an origin to a destination as determined by the simulation module, and determines recommended lane-level maneuvers along the candidate paths. A link-level optimizer may determines the candidate paths based on link travel times determined by the simulation module. The simulation may be based on real-time traffic condition data. Recommended candidate paths may be provided to delivery or service or emergency response vehicles, or used for evacuation planning, or to route vehicles such as garbage or postal trucks, or snowplows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Caliper Corporation
    Inventors: Howard Slavin, Qi Yang, Daniel Morgan, Andres Rabinowicz, Jonathan Brandon, Ramachandran Balakrishna
  • Patent number: 9916698
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for determining whether or not a crash involving a vehicle has occurred. The acceleration of the vehicle may be measured using, for example, an accelerometer of a mobile device, which may be located inside the vehicle. The system may determine the magnitude of each accelerometer measurement and whether the magnitude exceeds one or more acceleration magnitude thresholds. The system may also determine the number of accelerometer events within a time window and whether the number exceeds one or more count thresholds. The system may determine whether a crash involving the vehicle has occurred based on the magnitudes of acceleration, number of acceleration events, and various thresholds. In some examples, the system may confirm that a crash has occurred based on, for example, the location of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jared S. Snyder, Dana Ferguson, Grady Irey
  • Patent number: 9851205
    Abstract: A method and system includes identification of road segments with multi-modal traffic patterns. A server receives speed data for a link. The server calculates a quantity of speed clusters from the speed data. The server calculates speed profiles for the quantity of speed clusters. The server identifies one or more modes of transportation for the link based on the quantity of the speed clusters and the speed profiles for the quantity of speed clusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: James Fowe
  • Patent number: 9824580
    Abstract: Provided is a mechanism for producing an uncertainty-based traffic congestion index, wherein the mechanism may comprise: obtaining a plurality of GPS data points; dividing the plurality of GPS data points into a plurality of variable sliding windows, wherein the dividing maximizes an amount of shape information in each of the plurality of variable sliding windows, performing a map matching process on the plurality of GPS data points as the GPS data points had been divided by the dividing; calculating a confidence value indicative of the map matching process; and producing the traffic congestion index, wherein the traffic congestion index is produced by taking into account the calculated confidence value indicative of the map matching process. In various embodiments, such a mechanism may be implemented via systems, methods and/or computer program products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Wei Shan Dong, Ning Duan, Peng Gao, Guo Qiang Hu, Chang Sheng Li, Xin Zhang
  • Patent number: 9791766
    Abstract: The invention provides a portable apparatus for reading a license plate, sensing speed and recognizing a face, which comprises a camera placed on the front right and front left and both sides of the system which enables the system to capture images and recognize faces, LED lighting located around the cameras which are directed towards a visual direction and which enable capturing of legible images even at night time, police lights placed at the front and rear faces of the base which can flash on and off when necessary, an alarm control device, Ethernet connection forming the network, cooling device which eliminates the heat formed inside the apparatus, a control card which operates the police lights, modem which continuously provide wireless communication and a top cover which encloses the entire system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: EKIN TEKNOLOJI SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI
    Inventor: Akif Ekin
  • Patent number: 9761132
    Abstract: An approach is provided for determining one or more varying decay rates associated with one or more road segments. The approach involves causing, at least in part, a decaying of real-time traffic data to historical traffic data associated with the one or more road segments based, at least in part, on the one or more varying decay rates. The approach also involves determining one or more traffic predictions for the one or more road segments based, at least in part, on the decaying of the real-time traffic data to the historical traffic data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Colin Watts-Fitzgerald, Michael Weinberger, Shu Xie
  • Patent number: 9723243
    Abstract: A user interface method for a terminal for a vehicle is provided. The terminal obtains position information to detect a point of a road. A road image of a driving direction is obtained, a lanes of the road represented on the obtained road image is recognized, and a point of a road and lane in which the vehicle having the terminal arranged therein is detected. A virtual road image regarding the recognized lanes is generated, and the generated virtual lanes are added to the road image of the driving direction of the vehicle, and displayed. Traffic information for each lane and surrounding information (i.e. lane closure, construction, accident, etc.,) at the detected point of the relevant road are obtained, and the obtained information is displayed for each virtual lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyung-Kil Park, Chang-Soo Kim, Jun-Yong Choi