Navigation Patents (Class 701/400)
  • Patent number: 11352003
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a determination unit, a speed control unit, and a recommended speed acquisition unit. The recommended speed acquisition unit acquires a first recommended speed, being a new recommended speed related to a first section. The determination unit determines a magnitude relationship between the first recommended speed and the first recommended speed. The speed control unit controls the speed of the vehicle to be maintained at a speed of the first recommended speed in the first section when the determination unit determines that the first recommended speed is less than the first recommended speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Hitachi Astemo, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuuki Okuda, Takashi Okada, Naoyuki Tashiro, Yoichi Iihoshi, Yuto Imanishi
  • Patent number: 11353598
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method and a device for processing information and a storage medium. The method includes: obtaining intensities of electromagnetic radiation of locations which a mobile device passes during movement of the mobile device; creating a distribution map of electromagnetic radiation according to the intensities of electromagnetic radiation, the distribution map of electromagnetic radiation being configured to reflect an electromagnetic radiation distribution of a route which the mobile device passes; and generating a protective measure against the electromagnetic radiation according to the distribution map of electromagnetic radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ke Wu, Yingchun Xie
  • Patent number: 11354458
    Abstract: Examples described herein relate to apparatuses and methods for or simulating and improving performance of an artificial intelligence (AI) driver, including but not limited to determining safety quotients associated with an AI driver and an AI/human driver in simulations to provide data for reinforced machine learning to improve the AI driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward Schwalb
  • Patent number: 11323847
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide methods and systems for determining a position of a terminal device. The system may include a receiving module configured to receive current position information associated with the terminal device, the current position information including one or more positions indicative of the present location of the terminal device. The system may further include an acquisition module configured to acquire historical position information associated with the terminal device, said historical position information being separated from the current position information by a predetermined time interval. The system may further include a determination module configured to determine, based on the historical position information, an actual position of the terminal device from the current position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING DIDI INFINITY TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yan Li, Weihuan Shu
  • Patent number: 11301789
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present disclosure includes a controller configured to execute: determining whether to change a scheduled riding vehicle for a first user or not based on predetermined position information related to a first user's riding a first vehicle, before a scheduled time on which the first user is to board the first vehicle which the first user is scheduled to board at a first boarding place; extracting one or more candidate vehicles serving as alternative candidates for the first vehicle, when it is determined to change the scheduled riding vehicle for the first user; and changing the scheduled riding vehicle for the first user from the first vehicle to a second vehicle that is one of the one or more candidate vehicles, based on an approval by the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koseki Sugiyama, Atsuko Kobayashi, Hiroki Asano, Harunobu Saito, Yoshihiro Tsuge, Tae Sugimura, Kuniaki Jinnai
  • Patent number: 11269342
    Abstract: A robot cleaner for avoiding a stuck situation using artificial intelligence includes a sensing unit configured to detect the stuck situation of the robot cleaner, a driving unit to drive the robot cleaner, and a processor configured to determine a rotation angle of the robot cleaner when the stuck situation is detected through the sensing unit, control the driving unit such that the robot cleaner rotates by the determined rotation angle, and control the driving unit such that the robot cleaner reverses by a certain distance after rotating by the rotation angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kokeun Kim, Suyeon Kim, Kamin Lee, Minho Lee, Seungah Chae
  • Patent number: 11272318
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for providing a proximity measurement system are provided herein. A proximity measurement system includes: a user tracking service to calculate a travel area of a user, the travel area representing an area that the user has traveled within during a period of time, a proximity service to: identify a reminder task created by the user, the reminder task having an associated point of interest; identify a plurality of geographical locations of the point of interest; and calculate an effective proximity measure based on the travel area of the user and the plurality of geographical locations; and a notification service to transmit a notification to the user when the user is within the effective proximity measure of any one of the plurality of geographical locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Tal Marian, Michal Oren
  • Patent number: 11263229
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for efficiently detecting alert states within unstructured event data. Alert states are illustratively defined as occurring when a threshold number of journey instances are present within the unstructured event data, each journey instance representing a series of events within the event data representing steps within a pre-defined journey. Detecting journey instances within unstructured event data can require significant computational resources, and thus attempting to detect alert states directly from unstructured event data can lead to inefficiencies. Embodiments of this disclosure enable a structured data set of journey instances to be generated from unstructured event data, and for the structured data set to be evaluated based on criteria of multiple alert states. By utilizing a single structured data set to support evaluation based on multiple alert states, detecting alert states from unstructured event data is rendered more efficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Chandrashekar Basavaiah, Jindrich Dinga, Elizabeth Li, Cary Glen Noel, Isabelle Park, Eric Tschetter, Joshua Walters, Mei Chun Yeh
  • Patent number: 11262894
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device including a processing unit that performs decision determination with respect to an option associated with a predetermined object by determining whether a user is following the predetermined object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Sugihara, Tomohisa Tanaka, Tsubasa Tsukahara, Ryo Fukazawa, Akane Yano
  • Patent number: 11247235
    Abstract: A haptic actuator includes mechanical links defining a first J-trajectory and mechanical links defining a second J-trajectory as well as a motor coupled to the mechanical links so as to synchronously accelerate a first mass over the first J-trajectory and a second mass over the second J-trajectory. During a first time interval, reactive forces of the first mass accelerating substantially balance reactive forces of the second mass accelerating and during a second time interval reactive forces of the first mass accelerating do not substantially balance reactive forces of the second mass accelerating. This un-balanced condition results in a tap signal being produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Vibrant Composites Inc.
    Inventors: Pratheev S. Sreetharan, Michael Karpelson
  • Patent number: 11250705
    Abstract: The network system triggers registration of the start of a transport journey in response to a communication of a transport user device and a transport provider device with each other, performs a continuous coordinated proximity monitoring to verify the identity of a transport user and a transport provider vehicle, and triggers registration of the end of the transport journey through communication of the transport user device and the transport provider device with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Carma Technology Limited
    Inventor: Sean O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11250531
    Abstract: A network computer system can implement a hierarchical selection process to fulfill the scheduled transport request. The hierarchical selection process can include a first selection process and a second selection process. The first selection process can include assigning a transport provider to fulfill the scheduled transport request. Additionally, the first selection process can include disassociating the transport provider with the scheduled transport request upon determining that the transport provider is unable to fulfill the scheduled transport request at the scheduled time. The second selection process can be implemented at a specified time prior to the scheduled time and can include selecting a backup transport provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell Dicker, Qinming Fang, Vincent Yates, Thomas Fallows, Marc Pottier, Michael Reckhow
  • Patent number: 11220180
    Abstract: An autonomous driving apparatus is mounted on a vehicle. The autonomous driving apparatus includes a controller configured to detect that an output timing of route guidance information from a navigation apparatus mounted on the vehicle matches an output timing of route guidance information from the autonomous driving apparatus, acquire an output setting for the route guidance information output from the navigation apparatus, and decide an output setting for the route guidance information output from the autonomous driving apparatus based on the acquired output setting information and the detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akira Iijima, Hiroaki Sakakibara
  • Patent number: 11220182
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods for rotating a console display device of a vehicle are disclosed. The apparatus includes a display device; a rotation mechanism connected to the display device and configured to rotate the display device between a portrait orientation and a landscape orientation; a touch bar having at least one button; and a memory storing instructions. The instructions include receiving a request from a user via the touch bar to rotate the display device from the portrait orientation to the landscape orientation; sending a message to the user via the display device providing a time for the user to cancel the request; executing, via the rotation mechanism, a rotation of the display device from the portrait orientation to the landscape orientation after the provided time to cancel the request elapses; and sending a signal to disable vehicle movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Fisker Inc.
    Inventors: Henrik Fisker, Todd Omotani, Nadya Arnaout
  • Patent number: 11204253
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for displaying a virtual route estimates a position of a vehicle based on sensing data received asynchronously from sensors, and outputs a three-dimensional (3D) virtual route generated by registering a driving environment model corresponding to a driving environment of the vehicle and the position of the vehicle in map information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyungboo Jung, Nahyup Kang, KeeChang Lee, Sunghoon Hong
  • Patent number: 11193775
    Abstract: An approach is provided for providing a dynamic virtual connection through a shared vehicle. A routing platform determines a dynamic location of a shared vehicle. The dynamic location is updated. The routing platform further creates a dynamic virtual connection between two or more fixed transportation stations. The dynamic virtual connection provides a route that connects the two or more fixed transportation stations with a route segment using the shared vehicle, and the dynamic virtual connection is updated as the dynamic location of the shared vehicle is updated. The routing platform further provides data for presenting a representation of the dynamic virtual connection in a mapping user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Jerome Beaurepaire, Sven Krome
  • Patent number: 11175670
    Abstract: A method for processing a surface of an area to be processed using an autonomous mobile robot. The method includes the steps of controlling the robot in order to process the area according to a first processing pattern, monitoring a region in the surroundings of the robot, wherein the region has a fixed position relative to the robot, and controlling the robot in order to process the area according to a second processing pattern if a reachable and unprocessed region is detected in the monitored region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: RobArt GmbH
    Inventors: Harold Artes, David Conti, Christoph Freudenthaler, Erwin Mascher, Reinhard Vogel
  • Patent number: 11169606
    Abstract: Technologies are disclosed herein for controlling a head-mountable heads-up display system comprising a heads-up display unit and a hand cover. The hand cover includes a plurality of input elements located on appendages thereof that are configured to cause the hand cover to transmit input signals to the heads-up display unit. The heads-up display unit is configured to display virtual image content within a field of view of a user. As a result of receiving a user input, the heads-up display unit may display virtual image content based on a user input. The heads-up display unit updates the virtual image content as a result of receiving an input signal corresponding to an interaction between a pair of input elements of the hand cover. The heads-up display system may be useable in connection with a system of an outdoor recreational area to obtain information regarding the outdoor recreational area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: DISH NETWORK L.L.C.
    Inventor: Seth Byerley
  • Patent number: 11151282
    Abstract: A method of providing material based on a user-initiated request utilizing an electronic database includes receiving search keywords to conduct a search and accessing a first database having previously stored contact information for the particular user in an initial table record. The method includes transforming data in the fields of the record for the particular user in the initial table to generate a record in a sanitized table, accessing a second electronic database having previously stored data structures corresponding to businesses, where each data structure maps selected keyword combinations to corresponding icons, and to particular material corresponding to each keyword combination, and displaying icons associated with search results having corresponding selected keywords near associated result items on an electronic display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: United States Postal Service
    Inventors: Daniel Mark Bentley, Robert E. Dixon, Jr., Ryan M. Luckay
  • Patent number: 11134476
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application provide a method for information transmission. The method includes determining multiple enhanced transmission occasion configurations; determining a first enhanced transmission occasion configuration according to a channel loss magnitude with a user equipment, a time width occupied by the enhanced transmission occasion is greater than a time width occupied by a non-enhanced transmission occasion; and sending information according to the first enhanced transmission occasion configuration. Embodiments of the present application also provide a base station and user equipment, configured to determine an enhanced transmission occasion configuration according to the range which the channel loss magnitude belongs to. Therefore, the base station and user equipment may send and/or receive information on a suitable time-frequency resource and power configuration according to the channel loss magnitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zheng Yu
  • Patent number: 11125910
    Abstract: One aspect provides a method, including: obtaining sensor data from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV); the sensor data comprising data obtained by one or more sensors of the UAV; analyzing, using a processor, the sensor data to detect underground water associated with a pipe; and identifying, with the processor, an underground feature based on the analyzing. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: RedZone Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Starr, Galin Konakchiev, Foster J Salotti, Mark Jordan, Nate Alford, Thorin Tobiassen, Todd Kueny, Jason Mizgorski
  • Patent number: 11113288
    Abstract: A method of operation of an advertisement delivery system includes: receiving a selection for a category of interest; generating search results for the selection, the search results based on a current location for locating a device providing the selection; generating a weighted distance based on distances of the search results from the current location; generating a weighted relevancy based on relative matches of the search results and the selection; generating a weighted customization with the search results sharing a common attribute that is predefined; and delivering a notification from the search results by an aggregation of the weighted distance, the weighted relevancy, and the weighted customization, the aggregation meeting or exceeding a threshold for displaying on the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Telenav, Inc.
    Inventor: Ky Tang
  • Patent number: 11105642
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide for identifying problematic areas within a service area for an autonomous vehicle transportation service. For instance, a starting location within the service area corresponding to a potential pickup location for passengers or cargo for the service may be identified. A destination within the service area may be identified. A simulation may be run in order to determine a route for a simulated vehicle to travel between the starting location and the destination. That the route includes a particular type of maneuver may be determined. A new simulation without allowing the simulated vehicle to complete the particular type of maneuver may be run. Whether the simulated vehicle reaches the destination in the new simulation may be determined. Based on the determination of whether the simulated vehicle reaches the destination in the new simulation, the starting location and destination location may be flagged as potentially problematic areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventor: Austin Abrams
  • Patent number: 11094202
    Abstract: Systems and methods for UAV safety are provided. An authentication system may be used to confirm UAV and/or user identity and provide secured communications between users and UAVs. The UAVs may operate in accordance with a set of flight regulations. The set of flight regulations may be associated with a geo-fencing device in the vicinity of the UAV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ming Gong, Jin Dai, Hao Cui, Xiaodong Wang, Han Huang, Jun Wu, Wei Fan, Ning Ma, Xinhua Rong, Xingsen Lin
  • Patent number: 11074824
    Abstract: Techniques for conducting drive tests with autonomous drones equipped with one or more user equipment are disclosed. At least one drone is configured with information specifying drive test parameters including a drive test schedule and a drive test route in a target geographical area. When the drone reaches the target geographical area, the user equipment collects drive test data and metrics for various drive tests such as voice quality tests, data quality tests, and video quality tests. The drone is further configured to automatically adjust its position to stay on designated drive test routes to reduce interference or collision with other drones on different drive test routes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: T-MOBILE USA, INC.
    Inventor: Niraj Nayak
  • Patent number: 11067985
    Abstract: Method, system, and computer product for operating a self-driving vehicle (SDV). The SDV receives information from a calendar entry of a passenger's schedule about an event at a destination location to which the SDV is to drive the passenger to. The SDV sensors detect one or more behaviors or cognitive states of the passenger while in the vehicle. The SDV determines an optimal arrival time at the destination location based on the user's schedule information and the user's behavior or cognitive state; and further alters the driving speed or route taken by the SDV based on the determined optimal arrival time and an estimated travel time. The reshaping of the SDV driving characteristics is based on calendar information received including: an event meeting time, event topic, attendees, event importance. A detected passenger behavior can include talking on a phone, reading, or being in a tired, sleeping, agitated or nervous state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James R. Kozloski, Clifford A. Pickover, Michael S. Gordon
  • Patent number: 11066083
    Abstract: To allow an alarm vibration generated by a vibration generator to be recognized by a user through a vibration transmission member. A vehicle alarm device (100) includes a vibration generator (30) configured to generate an alarm vibration having a frequency corresponding to a frequency of a received alarm signal, a vibration transmission member (90) configured to transmit the alarm vibration to a user, a travel situation information acquisition unit (70) configured to acquire travel situation information in accordance with a travel situation of the vehicle, and an alarm signal generator (70) configured to generate the alarm signal such that when the value of the acquired travel situation information is high, a signal to be inputted to the vibration generator (30) includes at least a high-band frequency and such that when the value of the travel situation information is low, the signal to be inputted to the vibration generator (30) includes at least a low-band frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Hashimoto, Yasuhiro Fujita
  • Patent number: 11054270
    Abstract: An online system provides navigation information customized using travel preferences of users. The online system receives actions performed by users that may indicate their geographical locations of interest. The online system may use a model to predict a user's level of interest in destination geographical locations. The online system generates navigation information or travel information that describes routes from origin geographical locations of users to destination geographical locations to which the users are likely to travel. The online system transmits the navigation information to client devices for presentation as personalized or dynamically-created content items to users. The online system may generate navigation information using catalogs describing routes between geographical locations. For instance, the catalog indicates a vehicle for navigation along a route, as well as origin and destination geographical locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Manisha Singh, Tao Cui Baecklund, Rohit Poddar, Ido Wakrat, Robert P. Otillar, Shashikant Khandelwal
  • Patent number: 11049059
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein provide a customized market platform for facilitating on-demand transport and delivery services for customers and service providers. The method supported by computing systems comprises generating matrixes of service request specific preferences and limitations preset by customers and service providers respectively to search for best matching service providers to perform the requested services with the assistance of various sets of indicators and search parameters. The platform provides panels for negotiating service request prices and optional bi-directional evaluation of customers and service providers by adding to either “favorites lists” or “blacklists.” The database incorporated with the platform will be dynamically updated to indicate changes by service providers and customers in their favorites lists, blacklists, preferences, limitations, and indicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Operr Technologies, Inc
    Inventor: Kevin Sunlin Wang
  • Patent number: 11025879
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus generates a plurality of virtual viewpoint images being temporally consecutive, and includes a data acquisition unit, a parameter acquisition unit, a viewpoint acquisition unit, and a generation unit. The data acquisition unit is configured to acquire image data that is obtained by capturing images in a plurality of directions by a plurality of image capturing devices. The parameter acquisition unit is configured to acquire a parameter related to the acquired image data and related to quality of the plurality of virtual viewpoint images. The viewpoint acquisition unit is configured to acquire viewpoint information representing a moving path of a virtual viewpoint. The generation unit is configured to generate the plurality of virtual viewpoint images according to a virtual viewpoint having a moving speed based on the acquired image data. The moving speed being determined based on the acquired parameter and the acquired viewpoint information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Katsumasa Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10996072
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide methods and systems for updating a HD map using a plurality of point cloud data frames. The method may include receiving, by a communication interface, a first data frame of a target region acquired by at least one sensor. The method may further include constructing, by at least one processor, a local HD map based on the first data frame. The method may also include receiving, by the communication interface, a second data frame of the target region acquired by the at least one sensor. The method may also include updating, by the at least one processor, the local HD map using the second data frame based on relative location and pose information associated with the second data frame relative to the local HD map, and updating, by the at least one processor the HD map based on the updated local HD map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING DIDI INFINITY TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Teng Ma, Xiaoling Zhu
  • Patent number: 10994304
    Abstract: A vibration apparatus, which is provided with vibration actuators with which a moving body elastically supported on a fixed body can be vibrated linearly with respect to the fixed body at a resonance frequency, has a mounting case in which multiple vibration actuators are mounted. The multiple vibration actuators oscillate at roughly the same resonance frequency, and in a manner such that the respective oscillation axis lines along the oscillation directions of the moving bodies are parallel to each other and that the center of gravity of the mounting case is interposed between the oscillation axis lines, the vibration actuators are disposed in orientations according to which the actuators excite oscillations in mutually opposite directions on the respective oscillation axis lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Takahashi, Chikara Sekiguchi, Tomoya Ishitani, Shigenori Inamoto
  • Patent number: 10984479
    Abstract: A system includes a monitoring device coupled to a vehicle. The monitoring device includes a communication interface and one or more processors coupled to the communication interface. The one or more processors receive, via the communication interface, sensor information relating to operating the vehicle. The one or more processors also receive, via the communication interface, contextual information based at least in part on the sensor information relating to operating the vehicle. The one or more processors further generate a risk factor relating to operating the vehicle based at least in part on the sensor information and the contextual information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Michael Kyne, Joel T. Camarano, Bharat Prasad, Charles Lee Oakes, III, Gunjan C. Vijayvergia, Christine Marie Brown, Rod Gonzales
  • Patent number: 10970460
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes circuitry to receive a signal indicating that a user operation is performed on a screen having a first region including an image and a second region, the screen being displayed on a display, update a display status of the screen based on the received signal corresponding to the user operation performed on the screen, determine whether the user operation is performed on the first region or the second region, and change a presentation style of the image in the screen displayed on the display based on a determination that the user operation is performed on the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Osamu Ogawara
  • Patent number: 10971000
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for estimating time travel distributions on signalized arterials. The systems and methods may be implemented as or through a network service. Traffic data regarding a plurality of travel times on a signalized arterial may be received. A present distribution of the travel times on the signalized arterial may be determined. A prior distribution based on one or more travel time observations may also be determined. The present distribution may be calibrated based on the prior distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: J. D. Margulici, Kevin Adda, André Guéziec, Edgar Rojas
  • Patent number: 10969867
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a controller device to be fastened to a user's hand and an information processing apparatus that is connected to the controller device to exchange information with the controller device. The controller device includes a vibrating element causing a housing of the controller device to vibrate, receives information indicating a vibration intensity of the vibrating element, and acquires information related to a contact area between the controller device and the user's hand so as to cause the vibrating element to vibrate. Also, the controller device or the information processing apparatus corrects information indicating the vibration intensity on a basis of information acquired by acquisition means of the controller device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Yusuke Nakagawa, Ikuo Yamano
  • Patent number: 10966007
    Abstract: A method of providing a haptic output includes detecting a condition; determining if a head-mounted haptic accessory comprising an array of two or more haptic actuators is being worn by a user; determining an actuation pattern for the array of haptic actuators; and in response to detecting the condition and determining that the head-mounted haptic accessory is being worn by the user, initiating the actuation pattern to produce a directional haptic output that is configured to direct the user's attention along a direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Micah H. Fenner, Camille Moussette
  • Patent number: 10958634
    Abstract: A cache server disposed in a motor vehicle receives and caches content from a content distribution network when a load of a cellular link to the content distribution network is low. The cache server determines that the motor vehicle is turned off, broadcasts a wireless signal as part of a wireless network when the motor vehicle is turned off, and provides a device access to the content cached in the cache server via the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Farooq Bari, Qingmin Hu
  • Patent number: 10943406
    Abstract: An augmented reality structural assessment system may include a display device, at least one sensor configured to generate image data from a structure, and a processor. The processor may receive the image data that represents one or more portions of the structure and generate a visualization of a scenario related to structural damage to the one or more portions of the structure. The visualization may be presented via the display device, such that the visualization augments a view of the structure via the display device. The processor may then receive input data regarding one or more assessments of damage to the structure corresponding to the scenario and the image data and store the data regarding one or more assessments of damage in a storage component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Carlos J P Chavez, Donna Moncrief Brown, David James, Andrea Richardson, Victoria A. Santos
  • Patent number: 10943480
    Abstract: The network system triggers registration of the start of a transport journey in response to a communication of a transport user device and a transport provider device with each other, performs a continuous coordinated proximity monitoring to verify the identity of a transport user and a transport provider vehicle, and triggers registration of the end of the transport journey through communication of the transport user device and the transport provider device with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Carma Technology Limited
    Inventor: Sean O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10916063
    Abstract: A system and method that allows a user to view objects in a three-dimensional environment, where one or more of the objects have a data display (e.g., a data billboard, etc.) that shows data about the object. To enhance user experience and to provide relevant contextual data as the user navigates through the three-dimensional environment, the system calculates a location for the user and a location for each object and determines if a relationship between the user frame of reference and each object location satisfies a first criterion. If the first criterion is satisfied, the system is configured to move the data display to the bottom of a viewing area of the three-dimensional environment (e.g. docking the data display to the bottom of the viewing area, etc.). The system may also arrange the data displays in the same order as the objects are perceived by the user in the three-dimensional environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: SPLUNK INC.
    Inventors: Roy Arsan, Alexander Raitz, Clark Allan, Cary Glen Noel
  • Patent number: 10915978
    Abstract: An integrated transportation system (TIS) that comprises at least one Fleet Management System (FMS), Ride Sharing (RS) module and Administrator of the TIS that is configured to supervise and mediate communication between the FMS and RS module upon uploading transportation service offers through the RS module to potential passengers and cargo. The TIS comprises functionalities that enable establishing FMS on the TIS, enabling the FMS to offer transportation service offers to TIS users through the RS module, receiving requests for such services through the RS module and supervising their execution. The TIS also maintains a database relating to transportation services carried out through it and offers access to such database to interested parties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: Ilan Van Der Berg
  • Patent number: 10894544
    Abstract: A protective action system and method includes detecting the impending weather conditions for a geographic region, and in response to detecting the impending weather conditions, determining that an initial location of the autonomous vehicle is located in the geographic region affected by the impending weather conditions, calculating a current risk of damage to the autonomous vehicle based on the impending weather conditions in the geographic region and a current state of the autonomous vehicle, comparing the current risk of damage to a threshold of acceptable risk of damage, wherein, the current risk of damage exceeds a threshold of acceptable risk, assessing a user calendar to determine that taking a protective action by the autonomous vehicle is acceptable, and instructing the autonomous vehicle to take the protective action so that the current state of the autonomous vehicle is changed to a safe state to avoid damage from the impending weather conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Evelyn R. Anderson, Michael Bender, Rhonda L. Childress, Ea-Ee Jan
  • Patent number: 10883850
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for enhancing navigation systems and maps with security-related information includes receiving, by a computer, a map comprising one or more security areas; and also receiving dynamic information about respective conditions related to each of the one or more security areas and respective security attributes related to each of the one or more security areas. Furthermore, the computer calculates a respective risk value for each of the one or more security areas based on the respective conditions and the respective security attribute of the security area; and transmits to a user device associated with a user, risk-related information based on a current location of the user device and the respective risk values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alice Guidotti, Fabio Cerri, Daniele Morgantini, Marco Vettori
  • Patent number: 10864552
    Abstract: A pseudo force sense generation apparatus including a base, and first to nth vibrators that make asymmetrical motions where relative positions of the vibrators to the base are fixed is provided. An ith vibrator included in the first to the nth vibrators is each capable of presenting pseudo force sense in an ith straight-line direction. The pseudo force sense generation apparatus makes a rotary motion centered at a neighborhood of a center of gravity of a system by driving of the vibrators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsufumi Shoji, Katsuyuki Ochiai, Hiroaki Gomi
  • Patent number: 10828674
    Abstract: A haptic actuator includes mechanical links defining a first J-trajectory and mechanical links defining a second J-trajectory as well as a motor coupled to the mechanical links so as to synchronously accelerate a first mass over the first J-trajectory and a second mass over the second J-trajectory. During a first time interval, reactive forces of the first mass accelerating substantially balance reactive forces of the second mass accelerating and during a second time interval reactive forces of the first mass accelerating do not substantially balance reactive forces of the second mass accelerating. This un-balanced condition results in a tap signal being produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Vibrant Composites Inc.
    Inventors: Pratheev S. Sreetharan, Andrew Baisch, Michael Karpelson
  • Patent number: 10796583
    Abstract: A work assignment request message, generated by a user device based on input provided by a tow service provider via the user device, is received at an enterprise server device. An initial pool of tow request stocks for potential fulfillment by the tow service provider is selected from a set of pending tow request stocks. A refined pool of tow request stocks is generated to exclude, from the initial pool, tow request stocks for which the tow service provider does not meet at least one fulfillment requirement. An optimized pool of tow request stocks is generated to include one or more tow request stocks selected, according to one or more optimization criteria, from the refined pool of tow request stocks. Information assigning the tow request stocks in the optimized pool of tow request stocks is transmitted from the enterprise server device to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: IAA, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett Wallin, Anthony Roth, Christopher Poulos, Mradul Modi
  • Patent number: 10792568
    Abstract: Navigation paths through complex physical or virtual spaces can be determined without the need to transmit complex map data for the spaces, avoiding issues with additional latency or bandwidth. In a video game environment, a path can be determined for a non-player character through a level of the game. A pathfinding algorithm can be used to determine a path from a start point to an end point in the level. A virtual element can be swept along the path to determine significant spatial variations. Spatial information, such as may include different radius values for a virtual sphere able to pass through these variations, can be provided along with the coordinates of the points used to approximate the path. A path following service can utilize the spatial information to direct the character along the path in a more natural way for that character based upon factors such kinematic limitations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Bill L. Merrill
  • Patent number: 10787168
    Abstract: An automated parking device is provided with a disembarking guidance unit. In the case that an obstruction is determined to exist in the vicinity of a parking capable frame in accordance with a parking initiation instruction, then before a host vehicle enters the parking capable frame by an automated parking operation performed by a vehicle control unit, the disembarking guidance unit provides guidance to prompt vehicle occupants to disembark at a disembarking position that is based on an adjusted parking position, the positions of the vehicle occupants, and the position of the obstruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Miki Tsujino, Masashi Yoshifuku
  • Patent number: 10785362
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a first device, an option to receive a video identified by a second device, the option received during a communication session between the first device and the second device. The method includes receiving, at the first device, input indicating acceptance of the offer. The method includes, in response to the input, automatically making a determination, at the first device, whether to have the video sent to a video output device that is distinct from the first device, to receive the video at the first device, or both. The determination is based on a location of the first device. The method also includes, in response to the determination indicating to have the video sent to the video output device, sending a notification to the application server. The notification identifies the video output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Sau Hoi Cheung, Gerald Michael Karam