Employing Position Determining Equipment Patents (Class 701/408)
  • Patent number: 11500390
    Abstract: A method of path planning for a vehicle includes receiving a request for a turn from a current swath to a next swath, receiving information of the current swath and information of the next swath, determining a trajectory of the turn based on the information of the current swath and the information of the next swath, and outputting the trajectory to a control system of the vehicle for executing the turn. The trajectory includes a first segment and a second segment. The first segment starts from a beginning position of the turn at the current swath and ends at an intermediate position; and the second segment starts from the intermediate position and ends at an ending position of the turn at the next swath. The vehicle changes from a forward gear to a reverse gear, or vice versa, as the vehicle transitions from the first segment to the second segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Trimble Inc.
    Inventors: Shantnu Kakkar, Juan Carlos Santamaria, Justin Creaby, Brandon Sights
  • Patent number: 11500083
    Abstract: A method is described for determining the position of a vehicle equipped with a radar system that includes at least one radar sensor adapted to receive radar signals emitted from at least one radar emitter of the radar system and reflected the radar sensor. The method comprises: acquiring at least one radar scan comprising a plurality of radar detection points, wherein each radar detection point is evaluated from a radar signal received at the radar sensor and representing a location in the vicinity of the vehicle; determining, from a database, a predefined map, wherein the map comprises at least one element representing a static landmark in the vicinity of the vehicle; matching at least a subset of the plurality of radar detection points of the at least one scan and the at least one element of the map; deter-mining the position of the vehicle based on the matching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Ahmad Pishehvari, Stephanie Lessmann, Uri Iurgel, Lutz Roese-Koerner
  • Patent number: 11496863
    Abstract: A system for delivering a self-guided audio tour to an end user, the system comprising: a central server comprising: a database; a tour instruction file stored in the database, the tour instruction file comprising: a tour type; a tour path comprising a plurality of tour points; an order of the tour points on the tour path; location information identifying the real-world position of each of the tour points on the tour path; and data to be delivered to the end user for each of the tour points on the tour path; and a personal electronic device comprising: a central processing unit; a wireless transceiver in communication with the central processing unit for wirelessly communicating with the central server; a position determination unit in communication with the central processing unit for identifying the real-world position of the personal electronic device; a display in communication with the central processing unit; at least one acoustic output unit in communication with the central processing unit; and a soft
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventors: Gregory J. Dunn, Jr., Audrey Markoff Dunn
  • Patent number: 11481461
    Abstract: Systems and methods for concept based searching or recommendation are disclosed. More particularly, embodiments of a concept based approach to the search and analysis of data, including the creation, update or use of concept networks in searching and analyzing data are disclosed, including embodiments of the usage of such concept networks in artificial intelligence systems that are capable of utilizing concepts expressed by users to return or evaluate associated images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: REALPAGE, INC.
    Inventors: Chao Pan, Melanie Tosik
  • Patent number: 11481299
    Abstract: A system includes a memory device with microbumps and a processing device. The processing device is operatively coupled with the memory device to perform operations. The operations include transmitting data for a machine learning operation based on a set of the microbumps of the memory device where the data is being stored at the memory device. In addition, the operations include determining a change in a condition of the machine learning operation. Furthermore, the operations include that, in response to determining the change in the condition of the machine learning operation, determining a new set of the microbumps of the memory device that are to transmit subsequent data for the machine learning operation. Moreover, the operations include transmitting the subsequent data using the new set of microbumps of the memory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Poorna Kale
  • Patent number: 11462125
    Abstract: Systems and methods for empirical expert determination and question and answer routing are provided. They system collects location tracking data about each user and analyzes the location tracking data to empirically determine the level of expertise a particular user has for a specific venue/event or a specific geographic region at a particular scale on a map. The system receives questions about a specific venue/event or about a category of venue/event in a specific geographic region at a particular scale on a map and routes those questions in real time to one or more experts for the specific venue/event or the category of venue/event in the specific geographic region. The system receives a response to the question from at least one of the one or more experts and routes the response back to the requestor, also in real time. The system also efficiently represents the location of a plurality of venues/events and/or users within a specific geographic region on a displayed map at a plurality of scales of the map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Airbnb, Inc.
    Inventors: Lenny Rachitsky, Samuel Alan Haugh, Nelson Aurel Gauthier
  • Patent number: 11449200
    Abstract: A vehicular display device includes a display panel and an electronic control unit. The display panel includes a main multi-display area configured to display a first content, and a sub multi-display area configured to display a second content. The electronic control unit is configured to receive one or more selection contents selected by a user, select a content to be displayed as one or both of the first content and the second content among a plurality of contents including the selection content, select the selection content as the first content or the second content depending on a situation of the vehicle, and display the selection content selected as the first content or the second content on the main multi-display area or the sub multi-display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koichi Masamura, Koji Aikawa
  • Patent number: 11429102
    Abstract: A method and device for operating at least two automated vehicles including picking up signals, which are transmitted in each case from the at least two automated vehicles; inputting a map as a function of the signals, determining a common driving strategy for the at least two automated vehicles in a way that optimizes a localization potential of the at least two automated vehicles on the basis of the map and as a function of the signals, and providing the common driving strategy for operating the at least two automated vehicles. A vehicle device for operating an automated vehicle, which includes a transmitter and receiver device, and a control unit is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Mielenz, Jan Rohde
  • Patent number: 11427238
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for determining ancillary subdivision/districts may include obtaining route data associated with one or more vehicle network operators operating one or more subdivisions/districts over which the vehicle group may travel, determining an ancillary subdivision/district of the one or more subdivisions/districts that are not included in the route data by any of the one or more vehicle network operators, receiving route data for the vehicle network operator associated with the ancillary subdivision/district, and communicating with one or more wayside interface units in the ancillary subdivision/district based on the route data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: WESTINGHOUSE AIR BRAKE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ann K. Grimm, Rebecca W. Dreasher
  • Patent number: 11417113
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit, a controller, a storage unit, and a providing unit. The acquisition unit is configured to acquire vehicle information from a vehicle-mounted information processing device. The controller is configured to recognize the position of a target in a case where vehicle information including the target in the vicinity of a vehicle is acquired. The controller is configured to accumulate the target in a habitat database such that the target is correlated with the position. The controller is configured to generate habitat information of the target based on a habitat database. The providing unit is configured to provide the habitat information to a terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirofumi Momose, Hideto Fujishima, Naoki Kurokawa, Yuki Tao, Yasuhisa Obata, Hiroki Iida
  • Patent number: 11418908
    Abstract: A method of presenting data on a mobile device is provided, comprising reading a compass and an accelerometer for sensing orientation and movement of the mobile device, initiating a local geographic search or query by pointing the mobile device in a desired direction, determining a boundary for search results, the boundary based on a current location of the mobile device, providing the boundary to a server, storing (a) search rules for a given location, (b) localized storage of POI data, and (c) logic for switching the search from a macro database to a micro database, and initiating a geographic query for points of interest (POIs) that have an associated geographic position within the boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: YELLCAST, INC.
    Inventors: Ganesan Venkatakrishnan, William Foster, Peter Ellenby, Thomas William Ellenby
  • Patent number: 11410196
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for managing delivery of content and tracking the same via audio cues. For example, a client computing device may monitor ambient sound for audio that matches audio sampled from broadcast content. In response to detecting matching audio, the client computing device transmits tracking data to a centralized content server. The content server records the tracking information and evaluates whether the matching audio was detected within a geographic area associated with the broadcast content. If so, the content server executes additional actions including transmitting supplemental content to the client computing device and/or updating summary level metrics that indicate receptions of broadcast content within target geographic locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventor: Sanjeev Kumar Biswas
  • Patent number: 11391806
    Abstract: Methods and systems disclosed herein may include receiving signals from a transmitter in a receiver; determine a bias of the transmitter and receiver; generating expected observations, based on the bias, corresponding to the received signals; and calculate a building height based on a power level of the received signals and a power level of the expected observations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: HENRY S. OWEN LLC
    Inventor: Henry S. Owen
  • Patent number: 11385907
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems and methods for performing operations comprising providing a messaging application comprising a feature to a client device, the feature being implemented by operations having alternative complexity levels, wherein a first complexity level represents a first amount of device resources consumed by a first set of operations, and wherein a second complexity level represents a second amount of device resources consumed by a second set of operations; determining that the first configuration rule is satisfied by a first property of the client device; and in response to determining that the first configuration rule is satisfied by the first property of the client device, causing the feature to be implemented on the client device by the first set of operations having the first complexity level that consume a greater amount of device resources than the second set of operations having the second complexity level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Ronald Cieslak, Jiayao Yu, Kai Chen, Farnaz Azmoodeh, Michael David Marr, Jun Huang, Zahra Ferdowsi
  • Patent number: 11378949
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a system and method for autonomously routing delivery vehicles. An autonomous routing system may generate, a plurality of routing passes, each routing pass including a set of parameters, by a processor using one or more business rules that describe a set of allowed values for one or more of the parameters. The autonomous routing system may Execute each the plurality of routing passes on a routing platform configured to generate a routing plan corresponding to a single routing pass. autonomous routing system may select, by the processor, one of the plurality of routing passes according to a comparison rule set that assigns a score to each routing plan corresponding to a respective one of the plurality of routing passes. The autonomous routing system may dispatch the selected routing pass via the routing platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: OMNITRACS, LLC
    Inventors: Maxwell Cabell Moore, Christopher Harlan Hove
  • Patent number: 11375034
    Abstract: Transmitting remotely valued data in an autonomous vehicle, including: acquiring sensor data from a plurality of sensors of the autonomous vehicle, the sensor data comprising a plurality of portions; generating an index for the sensor data; transmitting the index to a server; receiving, based on the index, a value for each portion of the sensor data; and transmitting, based on the value for each portion of the sensor data, the one or more portions of the sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Ghost Locomotion Inc.
    Inventors: John Hayes, Volkmar Uhlig
  • Patent number: 11361270
    Abstract: Methods and devices for providing information of a stored object are disclosed. An example method may comprise: acquiring a three-dimensional spatial model of a storage space, the three-dimensional spatial model comprising storage location information corresponding to at least one object stored inside the storage space; determining a target object stored inside the storage space, and determining a target storage location of the target stored object based on the three-dimensional spatial model; obtaining a navigation route based on location information of an augmented reality (AR) device and the target storage location; and rendering corresponding navigation information over the storage space as viewed from the AR device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Cainiao Smart Logistics Holding Limited
    Inventors: Mengyuan Feng, Chungen Li, Weile Gao, Huaqiang Zhang, Xiaohua Chen
  • Patent number: 11355931
    Abstract: Embodiments of a method of operating an electrical grid having at least one electrical consumer and a plurality of electrical producers are disclosed. In the method, a consumption prediction for the electrical consumer is provided, and production predictions for each electrical producer of a plurality of electrical producers are provided. The respective distances between the electrical consumer and each electrical producer of the plurality of electrical producers are determined. An electrical producer of the electrical producers is allocated to the electrical consumer in a first allocating step such that the provided consumption prediction of the electrical consumer matches to the provided production prediction of the at least one electrical producer and such that the determined distance between the electrical consumer and the at least one electrical producer is at least smaller than at least one first distance limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Conjoule GmbH
    Inventors: Franziska Heintel, Sam Warburton, Jürgen Waffner
  • Patent number: 11353881
    Abstract: A system for a vehicle is provided herein that includes a position sensor configured to identify a location of the vehicle and a heading of the vehicle. A human-machine interface (HMI) is operatively coupled with the vehicle. A controller is in electronic communication with the position sensor and the HMI. The controller is configured to access one or more databases to identify a first location, a first heading, and a first speed for the vehicle, and to identify a first aggregate heading value and a first aggregate speed value associated with the first location; determine that either the heading or the speed of the vehicle is outside of acceptable ranges; and issue a wave-off alert to the HMI when the vehicle is outside of acceptable ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Modular Mining Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Utter, Edward A. Branscombe
  • Patent number: 11340357
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for detecting a position of a vehicle having a high level of automation, the method comprising a first reading step, at least one position data signal being read by means of a vehicle-side receiver and the position data signal representing a position of an antenna device of a different vehicle and/or a high building. The method also comprises a determining step, in which a position of the vehicle is determined using the position data signal. Finally, in a provision step, a position signal is provided, using the determined position of the vehicle, to a controller of the vehicle in order to control the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Marlon Ramon Ewert
  • Patent number: 11341202
    Abstract: A program storing computer-readable instructions therein for instructing a computer to perform analytical steps for generating a spatial hierarchy identifier that corresponds to a spatial hierarchy used on a server, the program includes a recording medium readable by the computer; and the computer instructions stored on said recording medium instructing the computer to perform the processes including identifying a position using a position indication system, and generating an identifier within the computer and independent of the server, wherein the identifier identifies first regions within the first spatial hierarchy on the server corresponding to the position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Craxel, Inc.
    Inventor: David Enga
  • Patent number: 11335192
    Abstract: A system, a method, and a computer program product are disclosed for detecting a driving direction. The system may include: a memory to store computer-executable instructions; and one or more processors to execute the instructions to receive sensor data associated with a plurality of locations and determine trajectory data associated with the plurality of locations based on the sensor data and map data. Further, the one or more processors may execute the instructions to identify, based on the trajectory data, a set of unmatched locations from the plurality of locations. The set of unmatched locations comprises at least a first predetermined number of unmatched locations. Furthermore, the one or more processors may execute the instructions to detect the driving direction based on the set of unmatched locations and the map data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Amarnath Nayak, Leon Stenneth, Alex Averbuch
  • Patent number: 11322160
    Abstract: At least one of the present exemplary embodiments and methods introduces a unique Audio Collection System comprised of self-contained Audio Collection Devices (ACDs), Audio Distribution Devices (ADDs), and Audio Control Analysis (ACA) components/functions. The system may be used to gather audio signals from environments in ways that are not presently available with the intention being to gather audio, analyze, and learn what may be understood about a given environment or situation. One exemplary feature of this system is that it introduces a set of standardized modular components that can be scaled from a small configuration to larger systems. For example, systems that may manage large numbers of audio input streams, broadcast audio streams, modify audio streams, combine and track sounds, and present sound as immersive experience. Additional features will provide other various controls and statistical capabilities, as described herewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: Darrell Poirier
  • Patent number: 11320963
    Abstract: A display device includes a display, a communicator comprising communication circuitry configured to search for one or more peripheral devices, a memory storing one or more instructions, and a processor configured to execute the one or more instructions stored in the memory, wherein the processor is further configured to execute the one or more instructions to: control the display to display one or more found peripheral devices, and based on receiving a network setting request regarding a first peripheral device of the one or more found peripheral devices, generate a Quick Response (QR) code including connection information about the first peripheral device, control the display to display the QR code, and based on the network setting of the first peripheral device being completed through the QR code, control the first peripheral device through a set network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sukun Yoon, Jinho Kim, Cheulhee Hahm
  • Patent number: 11316935
    Abstract: A wireless communication system includes an external provider subsystem and an electronic network subsystem in operable communication with the external provider subsystem. The electronic network subsystem is configured to provide a first microservice and a second microservice different from the first microservice. The wireless communication system further includes an in-home subsystem (i) separate from the external provider subsystem, (ii) in operable communication with the electronic network subsystem, and (iii) including a first micronet and a second micronet different from the first micronet. The first micronet is configured to operably interact with the first microservice, and the second micronet is configured to operably interact with the second microservice. The wireless communication system further includes at least one electronic device configured to operably connect with one of the first micronet and the second micronet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Goeringer, Brian A. Scriber, Michael Glenn, Brady Johnson, Mark Deazley, Darshak Thakore
  • Patent number: 11315422
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure describe systems, methods, and devices for automated vehicular control based on glare detected by an optical system of a vehicle. In some aspects, automated control includes controlling the operation of the vehicle itself, a vehicle subsystem, or a vehicle component based on a level of glare detected. According to some examples, controlling the operation of a vehicle includes instructing an automatically or manually operated vehicle to traverse a selected route based on levels of glare detected or expected along potentials routes to a destination. According to other examples, controlling operation of a vehicle subsystem or a vehicle component includes triggering automated responses by the subsystem or the component based on a level of glare detected or expected. In some additional aspects, glare data is shared between individual vehicles and with a remote data processing system for further analysis and action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Veljko Krunic, Timothy W. Gibson, Sunil Chintakindi, Howard Hayes
  • Patent number: 11302105
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a grid map obstacle detection method fusing probability and height information, and belongs to the field of image processing and computer vision. A high-performance computing platform is constructed by using a GPU, and a high-performance solving algorithm is constructed to obtain obstacle information in a map. The system is easy to construct, the program is simple, and is easy to implement. The positions of obstacles are acquired in a multi-layer grid map by fusing probability and height information, so the robustness is high and the precision is high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: DALIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Wei Zhong, Shenglun Chen, Haojie Li, Zhihui Wang, Risheng Liu, Xin Fan, Zhongxuan Luo
  • Patent number: 11287272
    Abstract: A system and method for combined route planning and opportunistic searching in variable costs environments are presented. A route for a vehicle may be dynamically planned according to an opportunistic search of an unknown domain to achieve one or more secondary objectives while both progressing towards a primary objective and minimizing travel costs using one or more Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and computing devices and a knowledge of a location of the vehicle relative to one or more waypoints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sean McKenna, Adi Botea
  • Patent number: 11273828
    Abstract: An automotive electronic preventive active safety system comprising a control module configured to receive data indicative of a current position of a vehicle, of roads and characteristics thereof including road curvature, and of potential driving routes of the motor-vehicle from a current position up to an electronic horizon thereof. If a current speed of the vehicle at the current position is greater than or equal to a driving speed determined by a driving speed profile for the current position, the control module is configured to at least one of: command the motor-vehicle to decelerate to the driving speed determined by the driving speed profile for the current position; and generate a request to a driver of the motor-vehicle to decelerate the motor-vehicle to the driving speed determined by the driving speed profile for the current position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: C.R.F. SOCIETA' CONSORTILE PER AZIONI
    Inventors: Claudio Rei, Enrico Raffone, Massimo Fossanetti
  • Patent number: 11277746
    Abstract: A wireless communication system includes an external provider subsystem and an electronic network subsystem in operable communication with the external provider subsystem. The electronic network subsystem is configured to provide a first microservice and a second microservice different from the first microservice. The wireless communication system further includes an in-home subsystem (i) separate from the external provider subsystem, (ii) in operable communication with the electronic network subsystem, and (iii) including a first micronet and a second micronet different from the first micronet. The first micronet is configured to operably interact with the first microservice, and the second micronet is configured to operably interact with the second microservice. The wireless communication system further includes at least one electronic device configured to operably connect with one of the first micronet and the second micronet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Goeringer, Brian A. Scriber, Michael Glenn, Brady Johnson, Mark Deazley, Darshak Thakore
  • Patent number: 11270587
    Abstract: A vehicle on-board communication device is provided with a communication unit that transmits and receives via wireless communication between a host vehicle and other vehicles located in the vicinity thereof intention information relating to an intention of a vehicle occupant, an instruction unit that receives transmission instructions from an occupant of the host vehicle and causes the intention information to be transmitted to the communication unit, and a notification unit that notifies the occupant of the host vehicle about the intention information of an occupant of another vehicle received by the communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Megumi Amano, Kohei Maejima, Chika Kajikawa, Hikaru Gotoh, Yoshiaki Matsumura, Chiharu Hayashi
  • Patent number: 11263245
    Abstract: An approach is provided for storing and retrieving map data using contextual information priors. The approach involves, for example, processing contextual information to determine a restricted range of location information relevant to at least one query. The approach also involves processing sensor data received from at least one sensor, the sensor data collected at at least one query location, to determine semantic information. The approach further involves filtering the map data based, at least in part, on the restricted range of location information relevant to the at least one query, the semantic information, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: Anirudh Viswanathan
  • Patent number: 11263465
    Abstract: An apparatus for ascertaining, from at least one image, a delimited region and/or a motion path of at least one object includes at least one artificial neural network (ANN) made up of several successive layers. The first layer of the ANN receives as input the at least one image or a part thereof. The second layer supplies as output a boundary line of the delimited region, a linear course of the motion path, or a portion of the boundary line or motion path. The dimensionality of the second layer is lower than the dimensionality of the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Marcel Brueckner, Alexander Lengsfeld, Philip Lenz
  • Patent number: 11260808
    Abstract: This on-vehicle communication apparatus is configured to communicate with another on-vehicle communication apparatus by using one differential signal line, and includes: a high-band communication unit configured to generate a high-band signal including communication information and output the high-band signal to the differential signal line; and a low-band communication unit configured to generate a direct-current signal or a low-band signal and to output the direct-current signal or the low-band signal to the differential signal line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignees: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Takehiro Kawauchi, Akihito Iwata, Hirofumi Urayama, Takeshi Hagihara, Yasuhiro Yabuuchi
  • Patent number: 11254313
    Abstract: A travelling control apparatus includes a preceding vehicle information acquiring unit acquiring a preceding vehicle travelling speed pattern indicating a travelling speed change of a preceding vehicle; an energy efficiency index calculation unit calculating an energy efficiency index indicating a degree of improvement in an energy efficiency of the vehicle, in the case where the vehicle travels based on an own vehicle travelling speed pattern indicating a travelling speed change of the vehicle when the vehicle travels tracking the preceding vehicle; a compatibility index calculation unit calculating a compatibility index indicating a degree of compatibility between the vehicle and a following vehicle based on a travelling speed of the vehicle and the following vehicle; and a control unit performing a coasting travel determination determining whether to perform a coasting travel of the vehicle based on a degree of the energy efficiency index and the compatibility index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaro Ito, Hiroyuki Nanjo
  • Patent number: 11250697
    Abstract: Systems, devices, products, apparatuses, and/or methods, for detecting a missing traffic face, including: obtaining sensor data that includes a plurality of images associated with a geographic location including a roadway and associated with a plurality of image capture locations in the geographic location, determining in a subset of images of the plurality of images, a plurality of image areas associated with at least one predicted traffic face, determining a plurality of rays that project through 3-D spaces of the geographic location associated with the plurality of image areas from a subset of image capture locations of the plurality of image capture locations associated with the subset of images, and identifying at least one location of a traffic face in the geographic location based on a sum of unit vectors of the plurality of rays that project through the 3-D spaces of the geographic location at the at least one location of the traffic face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Sean David Vig, Shivali Anil Chandra
  • Patent number: 11237010
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for operating an online on-demand service platform. The systems may perform the methods to: receive confirmation that a service provider has accepted a service request from a service requester; acquire feature information associated with the service provider; acquire surrounding information associated with the service provider; generate identification information of the service provider based on the feature information or the surrounding information for the service requester to identify the service provider; and transmit the identification information of the service provider to a requester terminal associated with the service requester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING DIDI INFINITY TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tihui Zhang, Meiling Huang, Xiaoke Chen, Ning Ma
  • Patent number: 11228811
    Abstract: A server may divide a map into a grid comprising a plurality of cells, each of the cells corresponding to different geographic areas represented on the map. The server may determine geographic locations for a plurality of virtual props, respectively. The server may determine cells for the virtual props based on the geographic locations for placement of the virtual props. The server may obtain a current geographic location of a client. The server may identify a cell of the grid corresponding to the current geographic location of the client. The server may determine the identified cell is associated a virtual prop included in the virtual props. The server may allocate in response to the identified cell being associated with the virtual prop, the virtual prop to the client. The client receive prompt information indicative of the virtual prop being allocated to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Yi Yan
  • Patent number: 11208107
    Abstract: Systems and methods for selecting among different driving modes for autonomous driving of a vehicle may: generate output signals; determine the vehicle proximity information that indicates whether one or more vehicles are within the particular proximity of the vehicle; determine the internal passenger presence information that indicates whether one or more passengers are present in the vehicle; select a first driving mode or a second driving mode based on one or more determinations; and control the vehicle autonomously in accordance with the selection of either the first driving mode or the second driving mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Urano, Kentaro Ichikawa, Junya Ueno
  • Patent number: 11176753
    Abstract: User-specific augmentation of a real word field of view viewable through an augmented reality (AR) device is facilitated by a processor(s) receiving image data representative of a real world field of view viewable by a user through the AR device, and receiving sensor data indicative of the user's stress level, which is related, at least in part, to the user's real world field of view viewable through the AR device. The processor(s) processes the image data, based on the user's stress level, to identify one or more stress-inducing elements to be hidden in the real world field of view viewable through the AR device. Further, the processor(s) provides an augmented real world field of view for display to the user through the AR device, where the one or more stress-inducing elements are hidden from the user in the augmented real world field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Divya Kannan Chakravarthi, Kriteshwar Kaur Kohli, Vinod A. Valecha, John A. Lyons
  • Patent number: 11148006
    Abstract: In one embodiment, companion electronic devices for the display of a traceable image by a first electronic device and a tracing of the traceable image as a result of movement of a second electronic device for sports conditioning and therapeutic rehabilitation of a user interacting therewith, are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventor: Richard Jeffrey
  • Patent number: 11150099
    Abstract: Amount of distance and/or time spent driving off-road by a vehicle during a specified drive may be detected. Readings from a location device and accelerometer sensor of the vehicle may be compared with historical readings of other vehicles taking similar drives, and for example, with similar driving behaviors, to detect off-road driving by the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Reha Yurdakul, Kelvin Mwega Kiana, Jonathan Lenchner, Komminist Weldemariam
  • Patent number: 11143733
    Abstract: An object orientation system, an object orientation method and an electronic apparatus are provided. A signal transmitter includes a directional antenna and emits a first wireless signal. A plurality of signal receivers are respectively disposed in a plurality of orientations. The signal receivers receive the first wireless signal and measure a plurality of first received signal strength indicators of the first wireless signal. The electronic apparatus is coupled to the signal receivers, estimates a plurality of strength variation data of the first received signal strength indicators measured by the signal receivers, and obtains orientation information of the signal transmitter according to the strength variation data corresponding to the signal receivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventor: I-Chun Tseng
  • Patent number: 11131746
    Abstract: According to an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus comprising a receiver configured to receive at least the following wireless messages: an initial message from a master base station, at least one response message from each of at least two non-master base stations and a data message from the master base station, and at least one processing core configured to determine, based on the received wireless messages, for the master base station and each non-master base station, a time difference of arrival from the apparatus, and based at least partly on the determined time difference of arrival, a location of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
    Inventor: Jukka Kämäräinen
  • Patent number: 11124197
    Abstract: A database of high risk locations is formed and high risk causal factors for the high risk locations determined. Driver behavior is monitored at the sites in the database using data collection devices such as electronic logging devices or mobile phones to see if the drivers exhibit the same specific behaviors that are considered contributing factors to specific accident types at risk of occurrence at those sites. Warnings are provided to drivers approaching the specific sites to prompt behavioral changes which may further be monitored by the data collection devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Intelligent Imaging Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Heath, Wayne Allan Malkin
  • Patent number: 11106219
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a recognizer configured to recognize a physical object in the vicinity of a host vehicle, a predictor configured to predict that a crossing vehicle will have a prescribed speed or less in a host vehicle lane in which the host vehicle is present on the basis of a state of an oncoming vehicle when the crossing vehicle whose traveling direction is a direction crossing a traveling direction of the host vehicle and the oncoming vehicle with respect to the host vehicle approach a future arrival point of the host vehicle, and a driving controller configured to perform avoidance control for causing the host vehicle to avoid approaching the crossing vehicle by controlling at least one of speed and steering of the host vehicle when the crossing vehicle will have the prescribed speed or less in the host vehicle lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD
    Inventors: Akihiro Toda, Dan Umeda
  • Patent number: 11108477
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for determining a broadcast beam weighted value are provided. The method includes: obtaining an angle path loss spectrum of a target cell at a current moment, where the angle path loss spectrum includes signal path loss values of a target base station in the target cell in a plurality of directions; determining a beam angle power spectrum based on the angle path loss spectrum, where the beam angle power spectrum includes signal transmit powers of the target base station in the plurality of directions, and in the beam angle power spectrum, a signal transmit power in a direction with a relatively large signal path loss value in the angle path loss spectrum is relatively large; determining a broadcast beam weighted value based on the beam angle power spectrum; and forming a target broadcast beam based on the broadcast beam weighted value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhimeng Zhong, Jianyao Zhao, Di Feng
  • Patent number: 11090806
    Abstract: Systems, methods and articles of manufacture for synchronized robot orientation are described herein. A magnetometer, gyroscope, and accelerometer in a remotely controlled device are used to determine a current orientation of that device, and a command with a specified orientation or location are set to several such devices. The remotely controlled devices self-align based on the specified orientation/location, and when in position, receive swarm commands to perform actions as a group of devices in coordination with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan D. Nocon, Michael P. Goslin, Clifford Wong, Jonathan RD Hsu, Timothy M. Panec
  • Patent number: 11079487
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for communication of infrastructure information to a vehicle via ground penetrating radar. A vehicle comprising an antenna positioned to broadcast radio waves below the vehicle, a ground penetrating radar system, and an active safety module. The ground penetrating radar system determines types of reflectors and a spatial relationship between the reflectors based on radar cross-sections detected by the antenna, and generates a signature based on the shapes and the spatial relationship. The active safety module determines environmental data based on the signature, and autonomously control the vehicle based on the environmental data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Eric L. Reed, Jonathan Diedrich, Adil Nizam Siddiqui, Thomas Michael McQuade
  • Patent number: 11081098
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for helping service providers. The methods, systems, and apparatus include actions of obtaining a mobile computing device identifier, identifying a customer corresponding to the mobile computing device identifier, obtaining information regarding the customer that is identified, determining a likely intent of the customer from the information regarding the customer, and providing, using the likely intent of the customer, information that helps a provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Eric Motazedi, Simon Alexander Klaus Kissler, Matthew Daniel Lancaster, Alejandro Leon Escalera