Employing Position Determining Equipment Patents (Class 701/408)
  • 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
    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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 11073374
    Abstract: An electronic device displays a representation of a physical space, receives a first set of inputs, and adds a first virtual annotation to the representation of the physical space, the first virtual annotation being linked to a portion of the representation of the physical space. The electronic device then receives a second set of inputs. If the second set of inputs corresponds to a request to create a virtual annotation within a threshold distance from the first virtual annotation, the electronic device creates a second virtual annotation in the representation of the physical space while maintaining the first virtual annotation. If the second set of inputs corresponds to a request to create a virtual annotation outside of the threshold distance from the first virtual annotation, the electronic device creates a second virtual annotation in the representation of the physical space and removes the first virtual annotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Grant R. Paul, Stephen O. Lemay, Giancarlo Yerkes
  • Patent number: 11076264
    Abstract: A mobile device that is able to locate itself in a topological map using a combination of visual and radio information is provided. The mobile device captures an image of its environment, detects receivable radio transmitters and builds an observation vector that defines visual words and radio words that are present at the current location of the mobile device. It then compares this observation vector to reference vectors corresponding to reference location and identifies, based on correlations between visual words and radio words, the location of the mobile device among reference locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventors: Mathieu Nowakowski, Cyril Joly, Scarlett Fres, Nicolas Garcia, Fabien Moutarde
  • Patent number: 11068746
    Abstract: A method for predicting the realism of an object within an image includes generating a training image set for a predetermined object type. The training image set comprises one or more training images at least partially generated using a computer. A pixel level training spatial realism map is generated for each training image of the one or more training images. Each training spatial realism map configured to represent a perceptual realism of the corresponding training image. A predictor is trained using the training image set and the corresponding training spatial realism maps. An image of the predetermined object is received. A spatial realism map of the received image is produced using the trained predictor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Raja Bala, Matthew Shreve, Jeyasri Subramanian, Pei Li
  • Patent number: 11067989
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer program product are provided to facilitate the navigation of a vehicle, such as an autonomous vehicle, utilizing map data in which the quality associated with the map data is provided in a more computationally efficient manner. In the context of a method a plurality of different types of sensor data are received including map data, camera data and detector data. The method determines a quality index associated with the map data and weights the reliance upon the map data relative to other types of sensor data based upon the quality index associated with the map data. The method further includes determining navigation information for the vehicle based at least partly upon the weighting of the map data relative to other types of sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Belle Walker, Uyen Nguyen, Daniel Weinstein, Pamela Korda, Xin Chen, David Doria, Phillip Bernard, Ralf Herrtwich
  • Patent number: 11059503
    Abstract: System and methods are provided for warning a worker of a rail vehicle, or an operator of the rail vehicle of the worker. The system includes a worker device, a vehicle device, and a central server. The devices and server operate on one or a combination of actual or simulated satellite navigational signals, and beacon signals to determine the position of the devices, to generate a warning. The position determination may prioritize beacon signals over satellite navigation signals. The position determination may involve correcting a calculated position based on a measured power level of the beacon signal received from the beacon transmitter, an elapsed time since a previous beacon signal was last received by the device from the beacon transmitter, an elapsed time since a previous satellite navigation signal was received by the device, or an accuracy of the position of the device based on the satellite navigation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventors: Douglas Grant Fisher, Robert Donovan, Craig Ryan van der Veen, Carl William Lorimer
  • Patent number: 11047695
    Abstract: A system determines a baseline of at least one route segment based on measurement data received from a plurality of vehicles. The system receives first measurement data of a first vehicle that has traveled along the at least one route segment, and compares the first measurement data to the baseline. Based on the comparing, the system determines whether operation of the first vehicle is within an acceptable tolerance of a performance criterion, and determines whether the at least one route segment is an undesirable route segment according to a route criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Edward Snow Willis, Andrew Kugler, Paulo Eduardo Garcia
  • Patent number: 11035677
    Abstract: A route information conversion system includes a route information transmission apparatus and a route information reception apparatus. The route information transmission apparatus includes: a route search unit that generates a search result of a route with reference to first map data; a position reference information generation unit that generates position reference information indicating a road corresponding to the search result; and a peripheral road information generation unit that generates peripheral road information indicating a road branching from the road corresponding to the search result. The route information reception apparatus includes: a route information restoration unit that restores route information on second map data from the position reference information; and a route match determination unit that determines whether the search result on the first map data and the route information on the second map data match each other with reference to the peripheral road information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takaaki Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 11029979
    Abstract: A method includes determining whether an application has previously been executed by a computing device. The method includes, responsive to determining that the application has not previously been executed by the computing device, determining, by the application, contextual information associated with the computing device. The method also includes determining, based at least in part on the contextual information, content to include in at least one template graphic user interface of a plurality of template graphical user interfaces for an onboarding tutorial of the application. At least one template graphical user interface is associated with at least one feature of the application. The method also includes generating, based on the at least one template graphical user interface and the content, at least a first graphical user interface of the onboarding tutorial. The method further includes outputting an indication of the first graphical user interface of the onboarding tutorial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Malhar Gupta, Karen Vertierra, Roee Livne, Neel Rao, Courtney Caldwell, Jiwoong Lee
  • Patent number: 11032672
    Abstract: A method for acquiring location information, a terminal, a storage medium and an electronic device are disclosed. The method may include[s]: detecting, after a positioning module of the terminal is woken up, whether there is a functional module causing signal interference to the positioning module; closing the functional module in a time-division manner, in response to there being the functional module, and acquiring collected first location information, in response to the positioning module meeting a pre-determined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Fengpeng Liu, Dongmei Liu
  • Patent number: 11029167
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for probabilistic navigation planning. An exemplary probabilistic navigation method may comprise: obtaining a map of an environment comprising one or more first objects each associated with a probability model; obtaining one or more global factors and local factors to update the probability models, wherein the global factors apply to all of the first objects and the local factors apply to a portion of the first objects; and determining a navigation for a second object through at least a part of the environment based at least on minimizing a total collision probability with the first objects along the navigation according to the updated probability models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Beijing Voyager Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zafar Takhirov
  • Patent number: 11023515
    Abstract: A system for providing media content to an occupant of a vehicle may include a user interface configured to provide the media content to the occupant and a controller coupled to the user interface and to a database configured to store media content. The controller may be configured to receive vehicle navigation data, select a subset of media content from the media content stored in the database based on the vehicle navigation data, and provide the subset of media content through the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Faraday & Future Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas William Dazé, Matthew Joseph Coburn, Eric Ryan Evenchick, Sethu Hareesh Kolluru, Luke Michael Ekkizogloy, Carlos John Rosario, Xiufeng Song
  • Patent number: 11017189
    Abstract: One of the major issues with adding a driverless vehicle to a roadway, populated or not, is how that vehicle is able to keep its location in the required lane of the roadway in which it is operating. Current GPS systems that provide information to autonomous vehicles are not accurate enough for those vehicles to keep their operating positions in a lane on roadways. In inclement weather the GPS system is even less accurate and may not even function. In alternate embodiments the system can be utilized for equipment and personnel identification, such as identifying the location of construction workers and equipment at a construction site in relation to the system. This will provide benefits including, but not limited to, increasing the safety of a construction site, ensuring that only authorized personnel are present on the site and/or within a given area of the site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: SEE ID, INC
    Inventor: William T. Reny
  • Patent number: 11003308
    Abstract: A computer system displays an annotation placement user interface that includes a representation of a field of view of one or more cameras that is updated over time based on changes in the field of view, and a placement user interface element indicating a virtual annotation placement location. If the placement user interface element is over a representation of a first type of physical feature, the annotation placement user interface operates in a first annotation mode for adding annotations of a first type. In response to detecting movement of the one or more cameras relative to the physical environment, the system updates the representation of the field of view. If the placement user interface element is over a representation of a second, different type of physical feature, the annotation placement user interface operates in a second, different annotation mode for adding annotations of a second, different type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Allison W. Dryer, Giancarlo Yerkes, Grant R. Paul, Lisa K. Forssell
  • Patent number: 10999617
    Abstract: A framework for presenting aspects of a story to one or more participants having at least one device, the story having one or more storylines, each storyline comprising one or more segments, each segment comprising one or more elements, each of said one or more elements comprising (i) a physical location; (ii) actions; and (iii) at least one event trigger, said framework comprising a backend platform storing information about said story and interacting with said at least one device to deliver aspects of at least one of said storylines to at least some of said one or more participants based on one or more event triggers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: YALLA.DIGITAL, INC.
    Inventor: Kevin Bermeister
  • Patent number: 10987005
    Abstract: Wearable apparatus for monitoring various physiological and environmental factors are provided. Real-time, noninvasive health and environmental monitors include a plurality of compact sensors integrated within small, low-profile devices, such as earpiece modules. Physiological and environmental data is collected and wirelessly transmitted into a wireless network, where the data is stored and/or processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Valencell, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Francis LeBoeuf, Jesse Berkley Tucker, Michael Edward Aumer
  • Patent number: 10989542
    Abstract: A method includes retrieving a map of a 3D geometry of an environment the map including a plurality of non-spatial attribute values each corresponding to one of a plurality of non-spatial attributes and indicative of a plurality of non-spatial sensor readings acquired throughout the environment, receiving a plurality of sensor readings from a device within the environment wherein each of the sensor readings corresponds to at least one of the non-spatial attributes and matching the plurality of received sensor readings to at least one location in the map to produce a determined sensor location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Kaarta, Inc.
    Inventors: Ji Zhang, Kevin Joseph Dowling
  • Patent number: 10984551
    Abstract: A traveling position detection apparatus is provided. The traveling position detection apparatus includes: a map information storage part that stores map information including route information indicating a road route and lane marker information; a route position decision part that decides a route position that is a position on a road route based on a traveling speed, a traveling direction, and a positioning result; an offset position detection part that detects an offset position of a subject vehicle related to a lane markings by analyzing a road image and extracting the lane marking; and a traveling position decision part that decides the traveling position on a road based on the route position, an offset position, and lane marker information. When the offset position is not detected, the traveling position detection part estimates the traveling position based on the traveling speed, a traveling direction, and the already decided traveling position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventor: Takeshi Shikimachi
  • Patent number: 10959649
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, devices, and methods for determining a user's stride length and monitoring various aspects of the user's activities. An apparatus worn or carried by the user may determine and track when a user takes a step and, based at least in part on user-specific information, determine an estimated stride length of the user associated with a respective step rate or step rate range. The apparatus may further monitor the physical location, speed, or pace of the user during an activity and, in conjunction with step count information, determine a verified stride length for the user associated with a respective step rate or step rate range. The estimated and verified stride length determinations may be stored and used to determine one or more aspects of a user's subsequent activities, including but not limited to pace, speed, and calorie expenditure information, even when physical location information is unavailable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: Ming Shun Fei
  • Patent number: 10955255
    Abstract: A navigation system comprising of a control circuit configured to: determine a free text query for representing a description of a query target, generate a parsing model based on a recognition pattern within a map, determine a concentric region within the map based on a user location, apply the parsing model based on the concentric region, generate a match based on the parsing model; and a communication circuit, coupled to the control circuit, configured to communicate the match for displaying on a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Telenav, Inc.
    Inventors: JianYi Yang, Kumar Maddali, JuQiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10955520
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method for object tracking via identifier-tracker pairings is provided. An identifier-tracker pair includes a tracker that is paired with an identifier and is also associated with an object. One or more reader systems each obtain readings identifying the tracker at one or more points in time. A location of the tracker is determined based on the readings at each point in time and the locations of the tracker are stored. The identifier is received from a user and the tracker paired with the received identifier is determined. A current location of the tracker is identified by selecting a most recent stored location. A display provides the current location of the tracker to the user as a location of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Christopher L. Chua, Ashish V. Pattekar
  • Patent number: 10959051
    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 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Gregory J. Dunn, Jr., Audrey Markoff Dunn
  • Patent number: 10944780
    Abstract: Dynamic Software Defined Networking (DSDN) systems and methods provide secure and isolated subnetworks within a larger network. Each subnetwork may be formed with varied policies and communication restrictions based on at least device type, device grouping, and risk level. The DSDN systems and methods may also be applied to form a network, with or without subnetworks, of devices that are spatially separated, thereby reducing the attack surface of the DSDN-formed network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Glenn
  • Patent number: 10939230
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application disclose an interaction information obtaining method performed at a target user terminal. After detecting, on a virtual map preset in an interaction application, a trigger operation performed on a target POI identifier, the target user terminal obtains first location information of the target user terminal by using the virtual map and second location information corresponding to the target POI identifier on the virtual map. The target user terminal detects a distance difference between the first location information and the second location information. When the distance difference satisfies a preset distance range, the target user terminal sends, to an interaction server, an interaction information request carrying the target POI identifier and receives interaction information corresponding to the target POI identifier from the interaction server and then displays the interaction information on the virtual map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Yang Mo, Yecheng Xian, Ling Liu, Yu Zhang, Ran Jing, Liqiang Liu, Huayu Sun, Zhi Yuan, Bosheng Lei, Fang Wang
  • Patent number: 10922720
    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 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventor: Sanjeev Kumar Biswas
  • Patent number: 10904431
    Abstract: A processing system for a camera, such as a panoramic camera, and an associated mobile device, vehicle, computer program product and method of use. The processing system being configured to access a data store that stores priority or value data, the priority or value data indicating respective priorities or values for each of a plurality of roads, locations, regions or areas. The processing system is configured to determine or identify a location and determine the priority or value for the determined or identified location from the priority or value data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: NCTech Ltd
    Inventors: Neil Tocher, Cameron Ure, Mansour Ahmadian
  • Patent number: 10902726
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting rogue vehicles within a plurality of vehicles connected via a vehicular ad-hoc network (VANET) are provided. Sensors on each VANET vehicle provide host vehicle data and data associated with other nearby vehicles. Each VANET vehicle multicasts information that includes location, velocity, and preferred future travel path to the other VANET vehicles. Using data from sensors and data received from other VANET vehicles the host vehicle generates a dynamic set of safe vehicle operating behaviors. Nearby vehicles that do not comply with the determined safe vehicle operating behaviors or perform illegal/unsafe acts are identified as rogue vehicles. Data associated with identified rogue vehicles is transmitted to all VANET vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ignacio Alvarez, Victor Palacios Rivera, Daniel Lake, David Arditti Ilitzky, Rafael de la Guardia Gonzalez, Patrick Mead
  • Patent number: 10890449
    Abstract: A navigation system includes a digital-map, a global-positioning-system receiver, and one or more controller-circuits. The digital-map includes a record of global-positioning-system dead-zones. The global-positioning-system receiver indicates a position of a host-vehicle on the digital-map. The one or more controller-circuits are in communication with the global-positioning-system receiver and the digital-map. The one or more controller-circuits are configured to steer the host-vehicle. The one or more controller-circuits determine the position of the host-vehicle relative to the global-positioning-system dead-zone and determining whether a travel-path for the host-vehicle includes a lane-change to a desired-lane. In accordance with the determination by the one or more controller-circuits that the travel-path includes a lane-change and that the host-vehicle is outside of the global-positioning-system dead-zone, the one or more controller-circuits steer the host-vehicle to the desired-lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Premchand Krishna Prasad
  • Patent number: 10887835
    Abstract: Examples described herein include systems and methods for reducing power consumption among multiple user devices that are communicatively coupled to a management server. The management server can receive an indication that a first user device (a laptop computer, for example) is in an active state and that a first application (an email application or a web browser, for example), is executing at the laptop computer. The management server determines that a second user device (a smartphone, for example) is associated with the same user and further determines that a second application is installed on the smartphone. The management server can determine that the smartphone is in an inactive state or that the second application is currently not executing on the smartphone. The management server sends an instruction to the smartphone to turn off at least one functionality so as to reduce power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Ramanandan Nambannor Kunnath, Ashish Maan, Shanti Kamichetty, Bala Subrahmanyam Gangu
  • Patent number: 10872125
    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: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: REALPAGE, INC.
    Inventors: Chao Pan, Melanie Tosik
  • Patent number: 10860465
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to automatically rerunning test executions. Some implementations may capture data during executions of a test. The data may include test status data, test rerun data, test owner data, and/or code committer data. Some implementations may also dynamically determine, for a failed execution of the test, a number of reruns to execute based on the captured data. Additionally, some implementations may cause in response to the dynamic determination, automatic rerun executions of the test until one of the rerun executions passes, the rerun executions being performed up to the number of times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: MICRO FOCUS LLC
    Inventors: Hofit Elimeleh, Noam Kachko, Gil Baruch
  • Patent number: 10863325
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for identifying subscribers and/or content creators to each other while attending a real-world/live event. The real-world/live event may be in furtherance of content creation or in furtherance of providing preferential access to subscribers. Identification in the case of subscribers can be based upon subscribership information, commonality of one or more aspects of the subscribers and/or the content creators. For example, a subscriber may be identified with a level of prominence commensurate with the level at which he/she subscribers to a content creator to. Notifications and/or recommendations may be presented in an augmented reality experience along with augmented reality identifications of subscribers and/or content creators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Patreon, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Wood
  • Patent number: 10853844
    Abstract: Systems and methods to generate purchase suggestions are disclosed. Exemplary implementations may: present purchase suggestions, by a user interface to the vehicle occupant; generate output signals conveying a location of the vehicle; receive and determine output signals of external resources conveying interest information of the vehicle occupant; determine, based on the output signals, location of the vehicle; determine, based on the location and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications, business information of one or more businesses nearby; build one or more business profiles; build one or more purchase profiles; store the one or more business profiles and/or purchase profiles in electronic storage; determine, based on the one or more business profiles, the driver's purchase profile, and/or the location information, purchase suggestions for the driver; and present, through the user interface, the purchase suggestions for the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Anthony McClung, Wilson-Boon Siang Khoo
  • Patent number: 10829901
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system and method for determining the compaction of terrain based on rolling resistance. The system comprises a work machine configured to move along a route along the terrain, a navigation system configured to generate route data indicative of the route, a sensor configured to generate operating parameter data indicative of an operating parameter of the work machine moving along the route, and a processing unit. The processing unit is configured to process the operating parameter data to generate rolling resistance data indicative of the resistance by the terrain to the movement of the work machine along the route, and to process the rolling resistance data to generate compaction data indicative of the compaction of the terrain along the route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar SARL
    Inventors: David Wisley, Michael Looney, Russell Pugh, Rodney Menold, Jonathan Moses, Tom Abel, Anthony Weltzer, Stephen Thompson
  • Patent number: 10803738
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic device including a communication unit, an acquisition unit, and a controller. The communication unit communicates a roadside unit associated with a pedestrian overpass to acquire height information of the pedestrian overpass from the roadside unit. The acquisition unit acquires height calculation information for calculating the height information of the electronic device. The controller determines whether a user of the electronic device is crossing the pedestrian overpass based on the height information of the electronic device calculated based on the height calculation information and the height information of the pedestrian overpass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ueno, Shigeki Tanabe, Hideki Morita, Isao Masuike, Koutaro Yamauchi, Manabu Sakuma
  • Patent number: 10805024
    Abstract: One embodiment illustrated herein includes a system for simulating communications in an environment. The system includes a postulated physical environment model, having modeled terrain and continuous changes over time. A channel parameter calculator is coupled to the postulated physical environment model, and configured to obtain samples from the postulated physical environment model, each sample comprising information about modeled terrain at a given time. The channel parameter calculator is further configured to, from the obtained samples, generate communication channel parameters, over time. A channel simulator is coupled to the channel parameter calculator. The channel simulator is configured to be coupled to signal source and to, using the communication channel parameters, apply the communication channel parameters to a communication signal from the signal source to simulate transmission of data through a simulated channel over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: L3 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan W. Hinton, Anthony D. Smith, L. Andrew Gibson, David J. Moore, William K. McIntire
  • Patent number: 10798155
    Abstract: It is described a location based interactive method, user terminal, server, system and computer storage medium, which relate to the field of computers. The method includes: it is send a geographic coordinate of a user's location to a location server; it is received from the location server and displayed a POI list containing at least one POI corresponding to the geographic coordinate; it is acquired a group creating instruction, and a group creating request is sent to a login server based on the group creating instruction; and interaction is performed with the login server based on a group to provide the user with an intra-group interactive service, where the group is created by the login server based on the POI carried in the group creating request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Yucao Tao, Tao Zhou, Jinfeng Meng, Xijun Dong, Rui Zhong, Jun Yu, Boqiang Wang, Han Lian, Chunlei Zheng, Wei Wang, Yu Liu
  • Patent number: 10783172
    Abstract: Provided is a process of obtaining a plurality of location data sets from different providers of user geolocation history, each location data set including a plurality of user-activity records, each user-activity records being associated with a user identifier and including geolocations of the corresponding user and times that the corresponding user was at the geolocations, the different providers having different user identifiers for a given corresponding user; matching, by one or more processors, the user identifiers between the location data sets based on geolocations of the corresponding user and times that the corresponding user was at the geolocations; and storing the matched user identifiers in association with one another in corresponding user profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: PlaceIQ, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Milton, Duncan McCall
  • Patent number: 10775185
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and apparatuses for acquiring route popularity in road networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventors: Jianwei Yang, Yinzi Ren, Yan Sun, Bangyu Xiang, Yu Xu, Yaguang Liu
  • Patent number: 10769525
    Abstract: A behavior planner for a vehicle generates a plurality of conditional action sequences of the vehicle using a tree search algorithm and heuristics obtained from one or more machine learning models. Each sequence corresponds to a sequence of anticipated states of the vehicle. At least some of the action sequences are provided to a motion selector of the vehicle. The motion selector generates motion-control directives based on the received conditional action sequences and on data received from one or more sensors of the vehicle, and transmits the directives to control subsystems of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua D. Redding, Luke B. Johnson, Martin Levihn, Nicolas F. Meuleau, Sebastian Brechtel
  • Patent number: 10708808
    Abstract: Systems and method for using a single dedicated short range communication (DSRC) radio of a vehicle to receive basic safety messages (BSMs) and to communicate with an internet server. The method includes the following: transmitting and receiving BSMs with the single DSRC radio of the vehicle on a safety channel; receiving with the DSRC radio on the safety channel an advertisement transmitted by road-side equipment, the advertisement regarding internet connectivity to a server; and establishing a connection between a vehicle communication module of the vehicle and the server with the DSRC radio in accordance with the advertisement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aaron Weinfield, Susan Graham
  • Patent number: 10706620
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods for a virtual reality transportation system. In particular, the systems and methods described herein present a virtual reality experience including a virtual environment for display to a passenger including virtual inertial interactions that correspond to real-world inertial forces that a passenger experiences while riding in a vehicle. Additionally, the systems and methods described herein analyze historical sensory data to predict inertial forces that the passenger will experience while riding in the vehicle. The systems and methods also generate a virtual sensory view for display to a passenger to represent what an autonomous transportation vehicle sees by way of a sensor suite used for navigation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: LYFT, INC.
    Inventors: Ethan Duncan Eyler, Martin Conte MacDonell, Taggart Matthiesen, Jesse Jones McMillin, Robert Earl Rasmusson, Mark David Teater
  • Patent number: 10694334
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for obtaining an estimated location of a mobile device. According to an embodiment, a mobile device may obtain a plurality of timing advance parameters based, at least in part, on signals transmitted from the mobile device to a plurality of base stations on uplink channels to the plurality of base stations. An estimated location of the mobile device may be determined based, at least in part, on timing advance parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Akash Kumar, Amit Jain, Ankita