Employing Position Determining Equipment Patents (Class 701/408)
  • Patent number: 10246075
    Abstract: An electronic control unit executes navigation-cooperative SOC control in which traveling situations on a traveling route found through a search performed by a navigation system are predicted and a state-of-charge is controlled by adjusting an output of an engine based on the predicted traveling situations to control charging-discharging of an electricity storage device. The ECU does not execute the navigation-cooperative SOC control when a temperature of the electricity storage device falls below a prescribed temperature and thus charging-discharging of the electricity storage device is limited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Keisuke Morisaki
  • Patent number: 10235877
    Abstract: Self-driving vehicles safety system, comprising synthesized and coordinated components and entities, including vehicles, pedestrians, and traffic control light mechanisms, exchanging information, employing lidar (light imaging detection and ranging), radar and intelligent computer-based decision support algorithm systems that analyze images and extract information, to provide safety and vehicle control, regulated and prioritized traffic, and reduced vehicle emissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: Christ G. Ellis
  • Patent number: 10234534
    Abstract: A method and system for Kalman-Filtering in geolocation is provided. One aspect of the disclosure provides using an extreme geo program/method to converge on the location of an emitter, using a correlation function inherent in a Correlation Interferometry Geolocation (CIGL) program, and using Kalman filtering to find a peak correlation surface for an array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventor: Allan M. Kabel
  • Patent number: 10225984
    Abstract: A system and method for sensing an edge of a region includes at least one distance sensor configured to detect a plurality of distances of objects along a plurality of adjacent scan lines. A controller is in communication with the at least one distance sensor and is configured to determine a location of an edge of a region within the plurality of adjacent scan lines. The controller includes a comparator module configured to compare values corresponding to the detected plurality of distances, and an identification module configured to identify the location of the edge of the region according to the compared values. In one example, the values corresponding to the detected plurality of distances include couplets of standard deviations that are analyzed and selected to identify the location of the edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Raven Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: James Edward Slichter, Andrew Joseph Pierson, Derek Michael Stotz, Jonathan William Richardson
  • Patent number: 10231100
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to systems and methods for sharing information related to a location also referred to herein as a “spot,” such as spot alerts and/or spot comments (e.g., shared information, advertisements, etc.) received, displayed, played, and/or actuated, for example, on recipient mobile electronic devices proximately located to such location (e.g., spot). Users of the system can create spot alerts in which designated recipients can receive messages, such as spot alerts and/or spot comments (e.g., shared information, advertisements, etc.) received, displayed, played, and/or actuated, for example, on respective recipient mobile electronic devices, when located within a proximity of a defined location (e.g., spot).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Jingle Technologies LLC
    Inventors: David Ross, Charles Taylor
  • Patent number: 10186147
    Abstract: In a wrong-way determination apparatus, a discriminating unit recognizes a mark contained in the shape of at least one sign candidate and, and discriminates between a front-side or backside of the at least one sign candidate based on the mark. A wrong-way determining unit determines whether a vehicle is travelling the wrong way based on a result of the front-side or backside discrimination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koji Imai
  • Patent number: 10179545
    Abstract: A park-aid system for a vehicle includes a forward-viewing color video camera and at least three other color video cameras, with a first one of the three other color video cameras having a field of view at the driver-side of the vehicle and a second one of the three other color video cameras having a field of view at the passenger-side of the vehicle. A video display screen is viewable by a driver of the vehicle. During a parking maneuver of the vehicle, images derived, at least in part, from image data captured by at least the forward-viewing camera are displayed by the video display screen to assist the driver in operating the vehicle. At least one indication may be provided to the driver of the vehicle during the parking maneuver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: David W. Taylor, Kevin C. McCarthy, Niall R. Lynam, Kenneth Schofield
  • Patent number: 10180682
    Abstract: Control of functions associated with a vehicle can be shared between a vehicle operator and a communication device and associated user. The communication device can comprise a control component used to facilitate controlling or sharing control of certain functions associated with the vehicle. The functions can relate to vehicle operation, navigation system, climate control system, media system, or other functions. The communication device can be in the vehicle or can be remotely located from the vehicle. The control component can communicate with a vehicle control system of the vehicle to gain access rights to certain control functions to facilitate controlling certain functions of the vehicle. In instances where vehicle control is shared with more than one communication device, the vehicle control system or vehicle operator, which can be a device or a person, can resolve any conflicts between control requests or commands received from the communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Rasmussen, Harry Porudominsky, Kevin Tague, Dean Sakihama
  • Patent number: 10171650
    Abstract: An anti-distracted driving system comprises a plurality of transceivers at different locations within a vehicle. Each of the transceivers is operable to receive a signal from a mobile communication device and to output a detection signal indicative of the strength of the received signal. A controller in communication with the transceivers is operable to calculate a corresponding distance of the mobile communication device for each of the detection signals and to determine a location of the mobile communication device within the vehicle based on the distances. The controller can send a signal from a transceiver to a mobile communication device in response to determining that the mobile communication device is near a driver's seat, the signal causing at least one function of the mobile communication device to be inhibited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: 1943596 ALBERTA LTD.
    Inventors: David Moir, Lanny Westgard, Phil Laplante, Glen Suitor, Dean Lorenson
  • Patent number: 10149271
    Abstract: A method of enabling a first wireless information device to access absolute location data in which the first wireless information device does not possess its own absolute location finding system but is instead able to receive, over a wireless network, absolute location data from a second wireless information device that does have its own absolute location finding system. The present invention hence enables wireless information devices to share absolute location data: for example, a mobile telephone with GPS capability can be used as a local “beacon” to broadcast its absolute location to any nearby devices over a personal area wireless network (e.g. a Bluetooth network) so that those nearby devices can use that location data. Hence, a camera with no location finding system of its own could obtain location data from a nearby GPS equipped mobile telephone over a Bluetooth PAN and watermark its images with location data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Conversant Wireless Licensing S.a r.l.
    Inventors: John Pagonis, Mark Jacobs
  • Patent number: 10146230
    Abstract: A technique enables easy recapture of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that an optical device has lost sight of. A control device controls tracking of the unmanned aerial vehicle. When failing to capture the unmanned aerial vehicle during tracking of the unmanned aerial vehicle, the control device controls processing to transmit a lost signal and controls processing to search for the unmanned aerial vehicle by targeting an airspace containing a location at which the unmanned aerial vehicle was previously captured by the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Nishita
  • Patent number: 10147320
    Abstract: Self-driving vehicles safety system, comprising synthesized and coordinated components and entities, including vehicles, pedestrians, and traffic control light mechanisms, exchanging information, employing lidar (light imaging detection and ranging), radar and intelligent computer-based decision support algorithm systems that analyze images and extract information, to provide safety and vehicle control, regulated and prioritized traffic, and reduced vehicle emissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Christ G. Ellis
  • Patent number: 10133717
    Abstract: A mobile communication device and a method for managing images, associated geographic location data, and associated supplemental information, in which geographic location data is generated based on a current location of the mobile communication device; a map corresponding to the generated geographic location data is displayed; a plurality of images and associated supplemental information corresponding to each image in a list mode are displayed in a first user interface, wherein the displayed associated supplemental information comprises description information and a street address; a selection of the plurality images, the associated description information, and the associated street address is received; the selected associated location information is displayed in a second user interface, wherein the second user interface comprises an editing mode; and the supplemental information is edited in the edit mode by receiving note information and the note information is associated with the selected associated descri
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: John C. Wang, Shu-Fang Hsu, Chih-Wei Cheng
  • Patent number: 10104162
    Abstract: It is described a location based interactive method, user terminal, server, system and computer storage medium, which relate to the field of computers. The method includes: it is send a geographic coordinate of a user's location to a location server; it is received from the location server and displayed a POI list containing at least one POI corresponding to the geographic coordinate; it is acquired a group creating instruction, and a group creating request is sent to a login server based on the group creating instruction; and interaction is performed with the login server based on a group to provide the user with an intra-group interactive service, where the group is created by the login server based on the POI carried in the group creating request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yucao Tao, Tao Zhou, Jinfeng Meng, Xijun Dong, Rui Zhong, Jun Yu, Boqiang Wang, Han Lian, Chunlei Zheng, Wei Wang, Ye Liu
  • Patent number: 10096244
    Abstract: A roadside detection system, a roadside unit and a roadside communication method are provided. The roadside unit receives a positioning signal from a satellite positioning system and obtains roadside latitude and longitude coordinates and an initialization parameter coordinate. The roadside unit receives object information of the object. The roadside unit obtains object latitude and longitude coordinates, an object speed, an object acceleration, an object length, and an object heading/direction based on the roadside latitude and longitude coordinates, the initialization parameter coordinate, and the object information. The roadside unit converts the object latitude and longitude coordinates, the object speed, the object acceleration, the object length, and the object heading/direction into a V2V Basic Safety Message format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Kai-Yun Ho, An-Kai Jeng
  • Patent number: 10094910
    Abstract: A location estimation system includes a plurality of Kalman filters, a UWB position system, a pressure sensor, a temperature sensor and a MEMs chip that provides gyroscope, accelerometer and magnetometer information. The data is Kalman filtered to determine precise location information that is more precise any sensor that is processed to determine the probably location of a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Hamilton
  • Patent number: 10086290
    Abstract: A CPU executes a communication partner search process for searching for a communication partner (another game machine). The CPU confirms received data content. If identification information included in the received data matches, application identification information saved in a wireless communication module is compared with application identification information included in the received data. When the pieces of application identification information match, a notice that another game machine having exchange data corresponding to the matched application identification information is found is given to a main body. Then, giving/receiving of exchange data is executed to/from another game machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Konno, Tooru Ooe, Masahiro Shoji
  • Patent number: 10089116
    Abstract: A secure start system for an autonomous vehicle (AV) can include a compute stack and a communications router. The communications router can include an encrypted router drive and an input interface to receive a boot-loader that includes a basic decryption key to decrypt the encrypted router drive and enable network communications with a backend system. The secure start system can utilizes a tunnel key from the backend system to establish a private communications session with a backend data vault, and retrieve a set of decryption keys from the backend data vault, via the private communications session, to decrypt a plurality of encrypted drives of the AV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Valasek, Charles Miller
  • Patent number: 10061317
    Abstract: In an approach, a processor receives a notification that an autonomous vehicle is parked at a first location within a parking area, wherein the autonomous vehicle is associated with a user. A processor receives a first set of information, wherein the first set of information comprises a first expected location of the user prior to returning to the parking area. A processor determines a second location to park the autonomous vehicle based on the first set of information. A processor causes the autonomous vehicle to move to the second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Itzhack Goldberg, Harry R. McGregor, Christopher B. Moore, Jose R. Mosqueda Mejia, Neil Sondhi
  • Patent number: 10060749
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided in order to create a clothoid road geometry. In the context of a method, a link geometry representative of a portion of a road network is converted into a plurality of link splines. The method also includes converting the plurality of link splines into respective sequences of one or more clothoids based upon curvature profiles of the link splines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: Ole Henry Dorum
  • Patent number: 10054443
    Abstract: The various technologies presented herein relate to determining a location of an individual, or an object, when a GPS may be unavailable/occluded. Readings from a plurality of sensors on a mobile device can be generating a plurality of data (e.g., speed, motion, temperature, biometric, etc.) which can be combined to generate a probability of a user of the mobile device being at a particular location, or not. Sensor readings can be weighted to enable sensors having a large effect on a degree of confidence of the probability of the user being determined to be at a location being given priority (e.g., battery priority) versus those sensors which have lesser effect on the degree of confidence. With the user determined to be at a location, information, a notification, an instruction, etc., can be presented to the user, via the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Silpan M. Patel, David A. Wiegandt, Daniel Riley Fay, Richard McClanahan, Johnny C. Silva
  • Patent number: 10055414
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, for providing map data that causes a user device to display a map of an area that includes a physical entity location and a access locations for the physical entity, wherein the physical entity location is indicated by an icon of a first type and each access location is indicated by an icon of a second type that is different from the icon of the first type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Haroon Baig
  • Patent number: 10053055
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for preventing thefts of motor vehicles. The method includes detecting motor vehicles within a predetermined neighborhood of a motor vehicle to be monitored. The method further includes sending a query data record from the motor vehicle to be monitored to the detected motor vehicles. The method also includes monitoring of the motor vehicle to be monitored by the detected motor vehicles on reception of the query data record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Frederic Stefan, Uwe Gussen, Christoph Arndt
  • Patent number: 10046858
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure include a method, system, and computer program for delivering a product. The method includes determining a delivery location and time for a payload using an aircraft. A recipient is notified of the delivery location and time. A first signal is received from the recipient. The time or location of the delivery location and time is changed, dynamically, based on the first signal. The payload is delivered to the recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric V. Kline, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10046803
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vehicle control system (1) for controlling a vehicle (3) to facilitate parking a trailer (5) coupled to the vehicle (3). The vehicle control system includes a processor (33) configured to identify a target parking destination (PTAR) for the trailer (5). The current position of the trailer (5) is determined by the processor (33). A target route (R) is then modelled to guide the trailer (5) from its current position to the target parking destination (PTAR). The processor (33) is configured to output a vehicle control signal to control the vehicle (3) to guide the trailer (5) along the target route (R). The invention also relates to a method of controlling a vehicle (3) to facilitate reversing a trailer (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Jaguar Land Rover Limited
    Inventors: Harpreet Singh, Andrew Bradley
  • Patent number: 10051430
    Abstract: According to an embodiment a determination device through a clustering analysis of position history data incudes an estimation unit that, by conducting a clustering analysis on history data of pieces of geographical position information on Earth of a plurality of movable bodies that is obtained by a positioning device, based, on a horizontal position constituted of a latitude and a longitude and a lapse of time, acquires pieces of area information indicating a characteristic of geographical area in which there is a tendency for the movable bodies to be positioned, the history data being accumulated sequentially in a storage device with pieces of movable body identification information and pieces of timestamp information, and a determination unit that determines whether the movable body is present in a specified point in time and the geographical area, based on the pieces of area information acquired for one of the movable bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Naoya Bessho
  • Patent number: 10028454
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for an environmental services platform for providing optimized irrigation plans, water management and use analysis, automated irrigation. scheduling via network connected irrigation controllers, and other automated environmental services. According to some embodiments, a user may input site survey data regarding a selected irrigation site to a network-connected environmental services platform. The environmental services platform may correlate and analyze the input site survey data with large scale sets of relevant data (e.g., soil data, geographic data, plant data, weather data, solar radiation data, etc.) to provide services associated with the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: ET Water Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee M. Williams, Edwin Waldemar Veelo, Kyle Prodromou Schien
  • Patent number: 10026321
    Abstract: A cross traffic detection system suitable for use on an automated vehicle includes an object-detector, an alert-device, and a controller. The object detector is used to determine locations of moving objects relative to a host vehicle. The alert device is used to alert an operator of the host vehicle to the location of the moving objects. The controller is in communication with the object detector and the alert device. The controller determines a first trail of a first moving object based on the locations of the first moving object, and determines a road model based on a polynomial of the first trail. The controller also determines a second trail of a second moving object, assigns a lane number to the second moving object based on the road model, and activates the alert device when the path of the second moving object resides in the lane-number overlain by a conflict zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Premchand Krishna Prasad, Liang Ma
  • Patent number: 10012504
    Abstract: Vision-aided inertial navigation techniques are described. In one example, a vision-aided inertial navigation system (VINS) comprises an image source to produce image data at a first set of time instances along a trajectory within a three-dimensional (3D) environment, wherein the image data captures features within the 3D environment at each of the first time instances. An inertial measurement unit (IMU) to produce IMU data for the VINS along the trajectory at a second set of time instances that is misaligned with the first set of time instances, wherein the IMU data indicates a motion of the VINS along the trajectory. A processing unit comprising an estimator that processes the IMU data and the image data to compute state estimates for 3D poses of the IMU at each of the first set of time instances and 3D poses of the image source at each of the second set of time instances along the trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventors: Stergios I. Roumeliotis, Chao Guo
  • Patent number: 10012994
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for operating at least one partly or highly automated vehicle, environmental values that represent the environment of the at least one partly or highly automated vehicle being detected by way of at least one environmental detection system of the at least one partly or highly automatic vehicle; operation of the partly or highly automated vehicle occurring depending on the detected environmental values, and at least two possible trajectories for operation of the at least one partly or highly automated vehicle being determined, of the at least two possible trajectories, one trajectory that is to be used being selected depending on the detected environmental values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Jan Rohde, Holger Mielenz
  • Patent number: 10006779
    Abstract: A transmission necessity determination apparatus configured to determine whether or not to transmit road-related data acquired by a vehicle-mounted system to a server from a vehicle includes: a stability acquisition unit configured to acquire a stability of the vehicle-mounted system for each position from the vehicle-mounted system; and a transmission necessity determination unit configured to determine whether or not to transmit the road-related data to the server from the vehicle based on at least one of the collection degree of the road-related data for each position on the map and the freshness of the road-related data for each position and the stability of the vehicle-mounted system for each position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Norihiro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10001543
    Abstract: A computerized method of improving position measurement of an indoor positioning system (IPS), comprising: gathering a plurality of position samples of a mobile device measured by an indoor wireless device, each of the position samples is indicative of a measured position and a measurement time; estimating a movement direction of the mobile device from the plurality of position samples; receiving a current position sample of the mobile device; estimating a temp movement direction of the mobile device from at least one of the plurality of position samples and the current position sample; and when the temp movement direction is identified as false, marking the current position sample as noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Aharon Abadi, Roie Melamed, Natalie Shapira
  • Patent number: 9989376
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for generating signature ambient sounds and maps thereof to assist in navigation based on a start location, a destination location, start time and average walking speed. The maps are generated by concatenating two or more of the signature ambient sounds and two or more of voice based navigation guidance. The signature ambient sounds for up to all location coordinate pairs in a map, for up to all time ranges and for up to all walking speed ranges are generated and tagged to the corresponding location coordinate pair, the corresponding time range and the corresponding average walking speed. The signature ambient sounds are generated by applying digital signal processing techniques on ambient sounds recorded by client devices, that are filtered and outlier removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Sujit Devkar, Sylvan Lobo, Pankaj Harish Doke, Sanjay Madhukar Kimbahune, Mridul Basumotari, Sachin Sarawgi
  • Patent number: 9984076
    Abstract: An approach is provided for a more efficient and user friendly mechanism for determining and presenting status updates associated with elements in a media item. The approach includes a method for processing and/or facilitating a processing of one or more media items to determine one or more elements present in the one or more media items. The method further includes determining a current status information associated with the one or more elements. The method also includes causing, at least in part, a presentation of one or more representations of the current status information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: Jerome Beaurepaire
  • Patent number: 9950700
    Abstract: A method of determining a surface condition of a path of travel. A plurality of images is captured of a surface of the path of travel by an image capture device. The image capture device captures images at varying scales. A feature extraction technique is applied by a feature extraction module to each of the scaled images. A fusion technique is applied, by the processor, to the extracted features for identifying the surface condition of the path of travel. A road surface condition signal provide to a control device. The control device applies the road surface condition signal to mitigate the wet road surface condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Wei Tong, Qingrong Zhao, Bakhtiar B. Litkouhi, Shuqing Zeng
  • Patent number: 9953291
    Abstract: In an approach for suggesting an item to pack, a processor receives an indication that a user is packing a first item of luggage, wherein the indication includes information about a trip. A processor generates a packing list based on the information about the trip. A processor receives a request to link the first item of luggage and a second item of luggage for the trip. A processor links the first and second items of luggage such that contents of each item of luggage are jointly compared to the packing list. A processor receives, via a short-range point-to-point communication reader of the first item of luggage, a signal from a short-range point-to-point communication device operably affixed to a first item. A processor identifies the first item based on the signal. A processor determines that the first item is an item of the packing list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Bender, Rhonda L. Childress, David B. Kumhyr, Michael J. Spisak
  • Patent number: 9909880
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to selecting a path for navigation based on path accessibility. A set of one or more paths is generated, with each path including path elements associated with path traversal. A list of preference data is stored. A set of accessible paths is dynamically calculated, which includes evaluating elements of each path of the generated set against the list of preference data. The set of accessible paths is converted into a path selection. The path selection is navigated, which includes visually displaying the path selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William S. Carter, William A. Curtis-Davidson, Jr., John C. Hartley, Sridhar Ramanan, John C. Sanchez
  • Patent number: 9903735
    Abstract: An approach for a route stabilization scrolling mode is provided. The approach displays a map window, wherein the map window includes a visible region of a map, the map including a plotted route originating at a source location and ending at a destination location. The approach receives one or more swipe gestures within the map window. The approach determines whether the one or more swipe gestures exceeds an escape velocity threshold. Responsive to a determination that the one or more swipe gestures exceeds the level of intensity to progress the map window into an area of the map away from the plotted route, the approach generates one or more custom pegs, wherein the one or more custom pegs is a compressed snapshot of a last position on the plotted route prior to exceeding the escape velocity threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rajesh Kalyanaraman, Senthil K. Venkatesan
  • Patent number: 9900269
    Abstract: The present application relates to a control function related to a trigger in a communication network for machine-type communication. A method for triggering a terminal comprises the steps of: receiving a trigger request message from a trigger request transmission server which transmits trigger requests from external servers; and transmitting the trigger request message to a terminal using a received short message, wherein transmission parameters of the short message indicates that the received short message is a short message for triggering a machine-type communication (MTC) apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: KT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sung Pyo Hong, Soo Hyun Cho, Hyun Song Lee, Sung Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 9883366
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to systems and methods for sharing information related to a location also referred to herein as a “spot,” such as spot alerts and/or spot comments (e.g., shared information, advertisements, etc.) received, displayed, played, and/or actuated, for example, on recipient mobile electronic devices proximately located to such location (e.g., spot). Users of the system can create spot alerts in which designated recipients can receive messages, such as spot alerts and/or spot comments (e.g., shared information, advertisements, etc.) received, displayed, played, and/or actuated, for example, on respective recipient mobile electronic devices, when located within a proximity of a defined location (e.g., spot).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: JINGLE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: David Ross, Charles Taylor
  • Patent number: 9864577
    Abstract: Because a voice recognition device in accordance with the present invention can change the position where or the display form in which a display item corresponding to a voice recognition result is displayed according to the degree of importance of a display area in which the display item is displayed when recognizing a voice uttered by the user, the voice recognition device can prevent the acquisition of other information important for the user from being blocked due to the display of the display item, and improve the user's convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Furumoto, Hiroki Sakashita, Masanobu Osawa
  • Patent number: 9857181
    Abstract: A method for assessing operation of a navigation system onboard a vehicle is provided. The method determines a sensor-based lateral offset change using vehicle onboard sensor data; determines a second lateral offset change using navigation system data; computes a difference between the sensor-based lateral offset change and the second lateral offset change; performs secondary calculations using the difference to produce a result; and when the result is greater than a threshold error value, provides an error notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC.
    Inventors: Xiaofeng Frank Song, Xian Zhang, Dmitriy Feldman, Paul A. Adam
  • Patent number: 9851207
    Abstract: A method of operation of a navigation system includes: identifying a navigational context for representing a user; determining a participant identification based on the navigational context for representing a participant, the participant identification including a familiarity rating; and generating a communication channel with a control unit during a navigation session based on the navigational context for communicating a message between the user and the participant independent of the familiarity rating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Telenav, Inc.
    Inventors: Rudong Wang, Richard Jingwen Yang, Hongwei Feng, HaiPing Jin, Xinan Cheng
  • Patent number: 9844879
    Abstract: A method for constraining movements of a robot comprises: using the robot, receiving dynamic building data that describes a temporary condition of a building or campus comprising a set of buildings and a location of the temporary condition; using the robot, updating, from the dynamic building data, a map layer of a plurality of map layers of a map by calculating an increased cost of navigation of the portion of the map layer corresponding to the location of the temporary condition, the increased cost based on the description of the temporary condition; using the robot, upon receiving a task having an origin location and a destination location, determining a fastest route from the origin location to the destination location from the plurality of map layers of the map using a graph search algorithm that calculates an expected velocity of the robot over the portion of the map layer corresponding to the location of the temporary condition; using the robot, traversing the fastest route from the origin location to
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Savioke, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Cousins, Adrian Canoso, Robert S. Bauer, Phil Herget, Izumi Yaskawa
  • Patent number: 9844017
    Abstract: A method of enabling a first wireless information device to access absolute location data in which the first wireless information device does not possess its own absolute location finding system but is instead able to receive, over a wireless network, absolute location data from a second wireless information device that does have its own absolute location finding system. The present invention hence enables wireless information devices to share absolute location data: for example, a mobile telephone with GPS capability can be used as a local “beacon” to broadcast its absolute location to any nearby devices over a personal area wireless network (e.g. a Bluetooth network) so that those nearby devices can use that location data. Hence, a camera with no location finding system of its own could obtain location data from a nearby GPS equipped mobile telephone over a Bluetooth PAN and watermark its images with location data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Conversant Wireless Licensing S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: John Pagonis, Mark Jacobs
  • Patent number: 9838399
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for reducing latency in network communications and data presentation. In one aspect, a user session is initiated in which data related to an account is presented to the user. A user group to which the given user has been assigned is identified. A first dataset related to the account is selected based on the user group. A second dataset related to the account is selected based on types of data previously requested by various other users in the user group. A user interface for the account is updated to present at least a portion of the first dataset. Latency in updating the user interface is reduced when presenting additional portions of the first dataset or the second dataset by providing, to the client device, the second dataset prior to receiving a request for the second dataset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Nikhil Bakshi, Oliver Michael King, Dooyum Jeremiah Malu, Tommaso Francesco Bersano Begey
  • Patent number: 9810767
    Abstract: A location estimation system includes a plurality of Kalman filters, a UWB position system, a pressure sensor, a temperature sensor and a MEMs chip that provides gyroscope, accelerometer and magnetometer information. The data is Kalman filtered to determine precise location information that is more precise any sensor that is processed to determine the probably location of a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Hamilton
  • Patent number: 9756024
    Abstract: A method at a terminal in a multiple-node digital communications network, comprising any one or more of: generating at least one symmetric first key(s), across all participating nodes in the multiple-node digital communications network and securely distributing the at least one first key(s) in encrypted form to multiple participating nodes of the multiple-node digital communications network, using at least one asymmetrically established second key(s), the participating nodes including at least one message-transmitting node(s) and at least one message-receiving node(s); generating at least one symmetric third key(s) for one or more communication session that includes one or more communications from the at least one message-transmitting node(s) to the message-receiving node(s); encrypting at least one payload message using the at least one third key(s) at the at least one message-transmitting node(s), sending the encrypted at least one payload message, and receiving the encrypted at least one payload message at
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Trillium Incorporated
    Inventor: Aaron Sanjaya Benedek
  • Patent number: 9725097
    Abstract: A traveling history learning section circuitry stores learning information based on the traveling history of the vehicle in association with the position of a to-be-learned zone and with the traveling direction of the vehicle in the to-be-learned zone. A learning information obtaining section circuitry obtains learning information corresponding to the position of a host vehicle from the learning information storage section. A display control section circuitry displays a learning status display showing a learning status corresponding to a traveling direction of a host vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Haruki Oguri
  • Patent number: 9706516
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to systems and methods for sharing information related to a location also referred to herein as a “spot,” such as spot alerts and/or spot comments (e.g., shared information, advertisements, etc.) received, displayed, played, and/or actuated, for example, on recipient mobile electronic devices proximately located to such location (e.g., spot). Users of the system can create spot alerts in which designated recipients can receive messages, such as spot alerts and/or spot comments (e.g., shared information, advertisements, etc.) received, displayed, played, and/or actuated, for example, on respective recipient mobile electronic devices, when located within a proximity of a defined location (e.g., spot).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: JINGLE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: David Ross, Charles Taylor