Employing Position Determining Equipment Patents (Class 701/408)
  • Patent number: 11959750
    Abstract: A method and mobile transceiver with adaptive monitoring are provided. In accordance with one embodiment, there is provided a method of operating a mobile transceiver, comprising: waking up the mobile transceiver from a low power mode in response to a wakeup event; determining a waypoint in a travel itinerary corresponding to the wakeup event, the travel itinerary defining a number of waypoints including an origin endpoint and destination endpoint; and setting one or more subsequent wakeup events based one or a combination of a time of the wakeup event, sensor data at the time of the wakeup event, and the determined waypoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Malikie Innovations Limited
    Inventors: José Eduardo Korneluk, Sandeep Chennakeshu, Siddharth Saxena, Sergio Javier Berriz
  • Patent number: 11954736
    Abstract: A personalized insurance (“PI”) computing device for determining an optimal insurance product for a driver operating a vehicle for a transportation network company (“TNC”) during a period of increased demand includes at least one processor in communication with at least one memory. The processor is configured to: (i) receive, from a TNC, data indicating increased demand for transportation services, (ii) retrieve driver data that includes the driver history, (iii) generate an optimal pricing model for the driver based upon the increased demand and the driver data, (iv) execute the model to determine an optimal insurance product having characteristics reflecting at least one risk factor associated with the increased demand for transportation services and a risk profile determined from analyzing the driver data, and (v) transmit an offer to the driver to provide transportation services at an increased earnings rate and with the determined optimal insurance product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Ryan Michael Gross, Joseph Robert Brannan, Brian N. Harvey
  • Patent number: 11946746
    Abstract: A method for satellite-based detection of vehicle location uses a motion and location sensor. GNSS data is received as an input variable, at least one further input variable is also received. Weighting factors for the input variable and the at least one further input variable are determined. The input variable and the at least one further input variable are weighted by the weighing factors. The vehicle location is detected via the weighted input variable and the weighted at least one further input variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Marlon Ramon Ewert
  • Patent number: 11945478
    Abstract: A method and system include receiving positioning and motion information from one or more positioning and motion devices on a vehicle on a guideway, based on the positioning and motion information, receiving information from a database on the vehicle, the information comprising track geometry information and infrastructure information corresponding to the guideway, using the track geometry information and positioning and motion information to determine a path of the guideway and a trajectory of the vehicle along the path, receiving data from one or more electromagnetic sensors on the vehicle, and detecting an object by using the trajectory, the infrastructure information, and the information from the one or more electromagnetic sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: GROUND TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CANADA INC.
    Inventors: David Beach, Alon Green, Walter Kinio
  • Patent number: 11941518
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses related to cooperative learning neural networks are described. Cooperative learning neural networks may include neural networks which utilize sensor data received wirelessly from at least one other wireless communication device to train the neural network. For example, cooperative learning neural networks described herein may be used to develop weights which are associated with objects or conditions at one device and which may be transmitted to a second device, where they may be used to train the second device to react to such objects or conditions. The disclosed features may be used in various contexts, including machine-type communication, machine-to-machine communication, device-to-device communication, and the like. The disclosed techniques may be employed in a wireless (e.g., cellular) communication system, which may operate according to various standardized protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Fa-Long Luo, Tamara Schmitz, Jeremy Chritz, Jaime Cummins
  • Patent number: 11941516
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses related to cooperative learning neural networks are described. Cooperative learning neural networks may include neural networks which utilize sensor data received wirelessly from at least one other wireless communication device to train the neural network. For example, cooperative learning neural networks described herein may be used to develop weights which are associated with objects or conditions at one device and which may be transmitted to a second device, where they may be used to train the second device to react to such objects or conditions. The disclosed features may be used in various contexts, including machine-type communication, machine-to-machine communication, device-to-device communication, and the like. The disclosed techniques may be employed in a wireless (e.g., cellular) communication system, which may operate according to various standardized protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Fa-Long Luo, Tamara Schmitz, Jeremy Chritz, Jaime Cummins
  • Patent number: 11935104
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for retail environments. In one implementation, a non transitory computer-readable medium may include instructions that when executed by a processor cause the processor to perform a method. The method may include receiving, from first sensors first sensed data indicating selection of a first product by a customer; determining, from the first sensed data, a first property associated with the first product; issuing a first query to the customer regarding the first property and, in response, receiving first information from the customer; comparing the first information with the first property; determining, based on the comparison, an integrity indicator associated with the customer; receiving, from second sensors second sensed data indicating a selection of a second product by the customer; determining, based on the integrity indicator, at least one action to determine a second property associated with the second product; and initiating the at least one action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Trax Technology Solutions Pte Ltd.
    Inventor: Youval Bronicki
  • Patent number: 11912298
    Abstract: An event scheduling system for collecting image data related to one or more events by one or more autonomous vehicles includes a centralized scheduling system in wireless communication with one or more autonomous vehicles. Each autonomous vehicle collects the image data related to the one or more events while following a unique travel schedule. The centralized scheduling system executes instructions to determine the unique travel schedule for a specific autonomous vehicle, where the unique travel schedule directs the specific autonomous vehicle to the specific location of the filtered event to collect the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Chuan Li, Donald K. Grimm, Fan Bai
  • Patent number: 11904935
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus for controlling a vehicle based on surrounding area information of the vehicle, comprising: a control unit capable of controlling the vehicle in a first state in which gripping of a steering apparatus by a driver of the vehicle is needed and a second state in which the gripping is not needed, based on the surrounding area information; and a warning output unit configured to output a deviation warning when the vehicle has approached a boundary of a travel path, wherein if the vehicle is in the second state, the control unit suppresses output of the deviation warning performed by the warning output unit compared to a case where the vehicle is in the first state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toru Kokaki
  • Patent number: 11885891
    Abstract: Provided are a cold start method and apparatus of a global positioning system (GPS) module of a terminal, a terminal and a storage medium. The method includes acquiring (S110) target position information of the terminal; selecting (S120), according to the target position information, an ephemeris data record whose position information matches the target position information from a preset satellite visible window table to obtain a target record set; selecting (S130) N satellites according to the ephemeris data record in the target record set to form a visible satellite list, where N is an integer greater than or equal to 4; and positioning (S140) according to the satellites in the visible satellite list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chao Niu, Zhaoxin Wang
  • Patent number: 11864154
    Abstract: One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for synthetic data point generation are provided. In an example, error bounds for generating synthetic data points from a set of data points collected from mobile devices may be determined. Paths associated with groups of data points of the set of data points may be determined. Error bounds may be applied to limit the paths to generate limited path data. Synthetic data points may be generated based upon the limited path data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry Gamble, Jr., Corbin Pierce Moline
  • Patent number: 11852751
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method, an apparatus, a computer device and a computer-readable storage medium for positioning, and relates to the field of autonomous driving. The method obtains point cloud data collected by a LiDAR on a device at a current time; determines, based on the point cloud data and a global map built in a global coordinate system, global positioning information of the device in the global coordinate system at the current time; and determine, based on the point cloud data and a local map built in a local coordinate system, local positioning information of the device in the local coordinate system at the current time. A positioning result of the device at the current time is determined based on at least the global positioning information and the local positioning information. Techniques of the present disclosure can provide an effective and stable positioning service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Beijing Baidu Netcom Science and Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shenhua Hou, Wendong Ding, Hang Gao, Guowei Wan, Shiyu Song
  • Patent number: 11843456
    Abstract: Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure improve the functionality of electronic messaging and imaging software and systems by generating and displaying media overlays with avatars of different users. For example, media overlays can be generated by the system and displayed in conjunction with media content (e.g., images and/or video) generated by an image-capturing device (e.g., a digital camera).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Richard Allen, Dorian Franklin Baldwin, Jacob Edward Blackstock, David James Kennedy, Shahan Panth, Timothy Jordan Garcia
  • Patent number: 11834060
    Abstract: A method includes determining a travel state of a subject vehicle based on vehicle data and selecting one or more desired topics from a set of subscriptions based on the travel state. The set of subscriptions include one or more topics stored in a database, and the one or more desired topics are selected from among the one or more topics. The method further includes subscribing to the one or more desired topics provided by a remote server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahisa Yamashiro
  • Patent number: 11810157
    Abstract: Methods and systems for improved and efficient campaign message management are disclosed. Via an automated process, the system can generate, classify and sort a browsable collection of diverse, high-performing campaign messages, e.g., emails and SMS messages. Such messages can prompt a prospective campaign generator to create quality content for his/her own campaigns. Furthermore, varied and relevant exemplary campaigns can be shown to different users in response to his/her unique needs or expressed interests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Klaviyo, Inc.
    Inventors: Sofiane Hadji, Gal Korcia, Charlie Natoli, Vinicius Aurichio, Andrew Piliero, Devin Patel
  • Patent number: 11785430
    Abstract: An indoor navigation system comprises a modeling subsystem that processes multimodal data regarding a location, individually generates a model of each of a plurality of overlapping local regions subdivided from the location, and maps the model of each region and a coordinate system of the model aligned with a floor plan of the location, and a navigation subsystem that processes the model to plot a path at the location for navigating a user along the path in real-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Research Foundation of the City University of New York
    Inventors: Zhigang Zhu, Jin Chen, Hao Tang, Arber Ruci
  • Patent number: 11778418
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments estimate a location of a first wireless device based on signals received from the wireless device from two other wireless devices. To combine estimates of the two wireless devices, the two wireless devices share a definition of a plurality of geographic regions. A first set of expected phase differences for the plurality of regions are determined for a first of the two wireless devices, and a second set of expected phase differences for the plurality of regions are determined for a second of the two wireless devices. Based on these two sets of expected phase differences, each of the two devices estimate a position of the first wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Neal Dante Castagnoli, Shmuel Shaffer
  • Patent number: 11776419
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a skill evaluation device, a skill evaluation method, and a storage medium capable of appropriately evaluating the skill of an operator by changing a time range for evaluating the skill of the operator. The skill evaluation device includes an acquisition part, an extraction part, a calculation part, and an output part. The acquisition part acquires time range information indicating an arbitrary time range. The extraction part extracts data of a specific time range determined based on the time range information from operation status data indicating an operation status of the operator in a time series. The calculation part calculates an index value of the skill of the operator for one or more evaluation items based on the data of the specific time range. The output part outputs index information indicating the index value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotaka Wada, Hiroshi Nakajima, Danni Wang
  • Patent number: 11770682
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media, software, and system may generally identify, determine, and understand the significance of commute location data using telematics data. The system and methods may identify significant commute location data and points by analyzing telematics data and capturing GPS locations associated with the mobility of a user. The commute location data may be classified as data points including origin, destination, and waypoints. This commute location data may be used with metadata to identify significant locations associated with the user. The commute location data may also be used with metadata to understand mobility behavior of the user. Lastly, the commute location data may be used with metadata to determine risk associated with the user, such as based on a risk map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Matei Stroila, Narayanan Alwar, Timothy W. Gibson, Sunil Chintakindi
  • Patent number: 11753053
    Abstract: A method for operating a rail vehicle network, in which a plurality of rail vehicles travel. The rail vehicles determine their respective position in the rail vehicle network by forming position information. Each of the rail vehicles transmits its position information to a route-side central unit, and the central unit forwards the received position information to all rail vehicles in the rail vehicle network. The rail vehicles each have their own collision monitoring unit, which checks the received position information for a possible risk of a collision with one or more of the other rail vehicles, and generates a collision warning signal in the event that a collision risk is established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Siemens Mobility GmbH
    Inventors: Walter Hammer, Christian Stroessner
  • Patent number: 11754411
    Abstract: Systems and methods for coordinating point of interest pickups in a transportation service are provided. In example embodiments, the system detects a location of a device of a user. Responsive to detecting the location of the device of the user, the system automatically determines one or more potential pickup points based on the detected location. A pickup point user interface (UI) that displays one or more potential pickup points based on the detected location is presented on the device of the user without displaying a map. The system receives confirmation of a pickup point from the one or more potential pickup points and receives an indication of a destination. The system then establishes the transportation service based on the confirmed pickup point and the destination. The system can provide user interfaces that display progress of a driver to the pickup point and progress to the destination without displaying a map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Srikanth Jalasutram, Anurag Arora, Needa Jamil, Sidharth Raja
  • Patent number: 11747354
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method to re-identify a carrier on a laboratory transport system after a system failure. The carrier is associated with an identity and is configured to move over a transport plane of the laboratory transport system. The laboratory transport system comprises a monitoring system configured to monitor motion positions of the carrier on the transport plane when the laboratory transport system is activated. After a system failure, the identity dissociates from the carrier and the carrier keeps moving on the transport plane. After reactivation of the laboratory transport system, a predicted position of the identity is compared to an actual position of the carrier by a control unit of the laboratory transport system. The control unit assigns the identity to the carrier if the predicted position of the identity matches with the actual position of the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventor: Goran Savatic
  • Patent number: 11748735
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products for identifying objects of interest and providing relevant information about the objects of interest using augmented reality devices are disclosed. For example, a computer-implemented method may include identifying an object of interest among a plurality of objects present in an image view, determining real-time information for the object of interest based on the identifying, presenting the determined real-time information for the object of interest as part of the image view, and processing a transaction involving the object of interest based on a user selection associated with the image view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventor: Kamal Zamer
  • Patent number: 11736897
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments estimate a location of a first wireless device based on signals received from the wireless device from two other wireless devices. To combine estimates of the two wireless devices, the two wireless devices share a definition of a plurality of geographic regions. A first set of expected phase differences for the plurality of regions are determined for a first of the two wireless devices, and a second set of expected phase differences for the plurality of regions are determined for a second of the two wireless devices. Based on these two sets of expected phase differences, each of the two devices estimate a position of the first wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Neal Dante Castagnoli, Shmuel Shaffer
  • Patent number: 11722845
    Abstract: A first device determines relative position data representative of a position of one or more other user devices relative to the first device. To determine relative position data between the first device and a second device, the first device determines a distance between the first device and the second device at a plurality of timestamps. Additionally, the first device determines movement data at each timestamp from one or more device sensors. The movement data at each corresponding timestamp may reflect movement of the first device and/or the second device between a prior timestamp and the corresponding timestamp. The first device computes relative position data for the second device by combining the distance measurements and movement data over the plurality of timestamps, for instance, through a process of sensor fusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Haoliang Wang, Stefano Petrangeli, Viswanathan Swaminathan, Na Wang
  • Patent number: 11714158
    Abstract: Examples of systems and methods described herein may be used to track a tagged object through a scene. Techniques are described herein to calculate a position of the tag using wireless communication with multiple anchor devices. In some examples, the anchor devices may be self-localizing, e.g., they may dynamically determine their position and relationship to one another. In some examples, position of a tag may be calculated by calculating multiple candidate positions using different localization techniques—such as geometric localization techniques and/or optimization-based techniques. An error may also be identified associated with each candidate position. A final position may be determined for the tag based on the errors associated with the candidate positions (e.g., the candidate position with the smallest error may be utilized as the position, e.g., the determined position, of the tag).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: University of Washington
    Inventor: Matthew E. Tolentino
  • Patent number: 11709067
    Abstract: A system and method for processing directional feedback. A free form path is received at a server from a first directional interface utilized by a user. The free form path is converted to directional feedback. The free form path is aligned to available paths communicated by the first directional interface utilizing mapping information to generate the directional feedback. The directional feedback is sent from the server to one or more directional interfaces utilized by one or more users associated with the first directional interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Inventors: Tyrell Gray, Brian D. Owens
  • Patent number: 11703349
    Abstract: A navigation apparatus and a method for providing an individualization map service of the navigation apparatus are provided. The navigation apparatus includes a detector configured to sense a vehicle state and a travelling environment during travelling, and a processor configured to recognize a drive context based on the vehicle state and the travelling environment, and to make an individualization map to be serviced based on the recognized drive context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Geun Ok Sin
  • Patent number: 11693420
    Abstract: A system for guiding a vehicle is provided. The system includes multiple paths on a surface, wherein each path is defined by light projection characteristics of a respective light projection defining a respective path. The system also includes the vehicle. The vehicle includes a sensor configured to detect the light projection characteristic of the respective path of the multiple paths, and a controller guide the vehicle along the respective path with a light projection characteristic that matches an expected light projection characteristic that is assigned to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: Universal City Studios LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Chandler Jeromin, Akiva Meir Krauthamer
  • Patent number: 11696092
    Abstract: Disclosed are embodiments that determine a location of a first wireless device based on estimates of two other wireless devices. Each of the other wireless devices is assigned or defines its own plurality of regions. Each wireless device estimates a location of the first wireless device with respect to its assigned or defined plurality of regions. One of the estimates is then translated to the other device's plurality of regions. The two estimates are then combined to estimate the location of the first wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Neal Dante Castagnoli, Shmuel Shaffer
  • Patent number: 11648946
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an intelligent vehicle platoon lane change performance evaluation method. First, an intelligent vehicle platoon lane change performance test scenario is established; secondly, a three-degree of freedom nonlinear dynamics model is established according to motion characteristics of intelligent vehicles in a platoon lane change process; further, an improved adaptive unscented Kalman filter algorithm is utilized to perform filter estimation on state variables of positions and velocities of platoon vehicles; and finally, based on accurately recursive vehicle motion state parameters, evaluation indexes for platoon lane change performance are proposed and quantified, and an evaluation system for platoon lane change performance is constructed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: SOUTHEAST UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Xu Li, Weiming Hu, Qimin Xu, Kun Wei
  • Patent number: 11644331
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for generating traffic pathways that includes recording images from a transportation site with a fixed position camera. The method further includes extracting vehicle point data from the images, and calculating projected vehicle characteristics from the extracted point data to provide an extracted vehicle continuous data set. The method may further include generating a simulated traffic flow and simulated vehicle motion from the extracted vehicle continuous data set. A traffic pathway can be calculated using simulated vehicle motion and simulated traffic flow. The traffic pathway can be used for directing a guided vehicle on the transportation site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kentaro Aota, Yoshifumi Sakamoto, Yuki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 11632593
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for allowing a user to obtain a listing of points of interest and associated media content listings based on the user's current geographic location. The user's current geographic location may be determined using, for example, a GPS transceiver incorporated in the user's user access device. Information may then be communicated from a remote server to the user access device that identifies points of interest associated with the geographic location as well as media content listings associated with the points of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Royce Hamano
  • Patent number: 11600174
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and computer readable storage media are provided for autonomously reporting road conditions. The apparatus can be operated by using one or more sensors by a detecting vehicle to detect a road condition. A computer can then identify the road condition using a component and generating a road condition information. The computer can then determine an effect of the road condition on other vehicles and determine a subset of the other vehicles that will be affected by the road condition. The computer can then transmit the road condition information such that the road condition information is receivable by the subset of other vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Pony A1 Inc.
    Inventors: Jialin Jiao, Jing Zhai
  • Patent number: 11592295
    Abstract: Devices and methods for providing an enhanced navigation solution are disclosed that involve detecting correction events along a trajectory of a device. Platform speed is estimated based on characteristics of the correction events, such as by estimating speed of turn during the turn of the platform so that a navigation solution is enhanced by correcting the trajectory of the platform using the estimated speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Inventors: Kyle Chau, Zainab Syed, Curtis Pidgeon, Christopher Goodall
  • Patent number: 11589443
    Abstract: Automatic drive mode lighting systems and methods are disclosed herein. An example method can include determining when a drive mode of a vehicle is an off-road mode, determining when a speed of the vehicle is below a speed threshold, determining when a location of the vehicle corresponds to an off-road location, and automatically activating off-road lighting for the vehicle when the drive mode is in an off-road mode, the speed is below the speed threshold, and the location corresponds to an off-road location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Niedert, Christopher Berchin, Nicholas Scheufler, Seth Goslawski
  • Patent number: 11580080
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods are provided to cross-check the reliability of data. Referring to one of the methods, the cross-checking includes receiving a client request containing data in the form of geographic-related information associated with a location. The method also includes determining one or more knowledge providers to determine one or more confidence levels for the data of the client request based on a type of the geographic-related information at the specific location. The method further includes causing the transmission of at least some of the geographic-related information the client request to the one or more knowledge providers. The method still further includes determining one or more confidence levels of the geographic-related information based on a comparison of the geographic-related information and a known resource associated the specific location. A corresponding apparatus and additional method are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Lauer, Till Kraft
  • Patent number: 11578973
    Abstract: A method for automatically notifying an intended person of a service interval of a test and measurement device by using the test and measurement device is described, wherein service data is received by the test and measurement device. The service data is processed internally. A time for maintenance is calculated automatically based on the service data retrieved. Further, a test and measurement device is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Chow Han Ding
  • Patent number: 11573084
    Abstract: A method and system for determining a heading of a vehicle. The method may include receiving, from a mobile computing device, a request for determining the heading of the vehicle. The method may also include retrieving, at least in response to the request, sensor data generated by a magnetometer of the mobile computing device within one or more first time slots, and obtaining a classifier trained to determine a predicted heading of the vehicle. The method may further include, for the sensor data of each of the one or more first time slots, obtaining a feature vector by extracting features from the sensor data, and determining, based on the obtained feature vector, a predicted heading by inputting the feature vector into the classifier. The method may also include determining the heading of the vehicle based on the obtained one or more predicted headings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: BEIJING DIDI INFINITY TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hailiang Xu, Renyu Zhao
  • Patent number: 11558264
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating and provisioning customer broadband transport service between a digital communication port employing digital communications and at least one communications provider, including communicating with a provisioning server to establish service and to coordinate service offerings of one or more communication providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: ReadyLinks Inc.
    Inventors: Justin L. Synstelien, Brady M. Synstelien, Alec R. Synstelien, Garrett D. Synstelien, Larry D. Synstelien
  • Patent number: 11558483
    Abstract: Value-based data transmission in an autonomous vehicle, comprising: acquiring sensor data from a plurality of sensors of the autonomous vehicle, the sensor data comprising a plurality of portions; determining, for each portion of the sensor data, a value based on one or more objects identified in the sensor data; determining, based on the values for the sensor data, an upload policy; and transmitting, based on the upload policy, one or more portions of the sensor data to a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: GHOST AUTONOMY INC.
    Inventors: John Hayes, Volkmar Uhlig
  • 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: 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: 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: 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