Including Route Searching Or Determining Patents (Class 701/410)
  • Patent number: 11397925
    Abstract: An all-encompassing system for planning and optimizing scheduled delivery appointments (or attended deliveries) through the utilization of a software tool having two major constituents: an asynchronously operating background advanced, genetic route optimization algorithm and an algorithm-informed communication user interface (whether through digital, or even analog, pathways, such as, without limitation, SMS, email, IM, and the like, oral communications, or any other possible means of communication). Such a system employs the optimization algorithm to determine efficient routes for delivery services in response to selections from contacted customers via the communication user interface. In this manner, the system allows for an initial base route generation from a set population of responding customers and negotiation through the communication user interface for a delivery time in relation to such a route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Shurpa, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin James Fornell, Brendan Stephen Doms
  • Patent number: 11398156
    Abstract: A server can assist connected vehicles merging from a ramp onto a main lane. A connected vehicle can be configured to communicate with the server. Connected vehicles on the main lane and connected vehicles on the ramp can send their locations and speeds to the server. The server can determine when at least one connected vehicle is within a geo-fence surrounding a merging point, where the main lane and the ramp meet. The server can determine an order in which the connected vehicles on the main lane and on the ramp can merge based on the connected vehicles' locations and speeds. The server can determine an advisory speed for at least one of the connected vehicles based on the order. The server can send the advisory speed to the at least one connected vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Ziran Wang, Kyungtae Han, Prashant Tiwari
  • Patent number: 11391591
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for personalizing a navigation route. The method includes receiving a request from a user for a navigation route between two or more points. The method further includes accessing navigation data and services, creating a generic navigation route, accessing route history and related data for the user, creating a personalized navigation route for the user, and displaying the personalized navigation route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rinkesh I. Bansal, Sanjay B. Panchal, Chintan Thaker, Vinod A. Valecha
  • Patent number: 11385381
    Abstract: A flood detection device and method that acquires meteorological data; acquires traffic volume data representing vehicle traffic volume; and determines that an area, in which a vehicle traffic volume during or after rain is less than or equal to a predetermined number of vehicles, is flooded based on the meteorological data and the traffic volume data, when a probability, that the vehicle traffic volume in a normal time is less than or equal to the predetermined number of vehicles, is less than a predetermined value, the normal time being a state in which a rainfall amount is less than a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jun Hattori, Kenki Ueda, Tetsuya Hashimoto, Hajime Tojiki, Naoki Ishihara, Hideki Kawai
  • Patent number: 11386720
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a mounting unit on which a medium storing authentication information for passing through a toll road is mountable, a detector which is configured to detect a state where the medium is mounted on the mounting unit or a state where the medium is not mounted on the mounting unit, and an automated driving controller which is configured to perform automated driving and change control details of the automated driving on the basis of detection results obtained by the detector, wherein the automated driving controller configured to determine whether to change a target gate or not on the basis of a relationship between a time when the mounting state detected by the detector is changed and a time when the vehicle is expected to arrive at the target gate or a relationship between a position of the vehicle at the time when the mounting state detected by the detector is changed and a position of the target gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Takahashi, Atsushi Ishioka, Akihiko Otsu, Akira Mizutani, Daichi Kato
  • Patent number: 11385636
    Abstract: A method for transporting items in a system including plural structures of different designs, plural robots connected in a wireless network for transporting the plural structures, and a control system connected in the wireless network. The method includes: receiving, by the control system, a transport request indicating a structure to be transported from a current location to a new location and determining, by the control system, based on the transport request, a number of robots to assign to the transport request. The method further includes: coordinating, by the control system, a lift operation by the number of robots of the structure, wherein during the lift operation each robot engages with a lifting location associated with the structure, and coordinating, by the control system, transport, by the number of robots, of the structure to the new location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Simon Jones
  • Patent number: 11371858
    Abstract: An optimization and recommendation engine can receive user location data to programmatically generate customized recommendations regarding the user's operation as a potential service provider for a network service. The optimization and recommendation engine can determine potential service routes based on the user location data indicating a frequent route of the user and on service data associated with the network service. The optimization and recommendation engine can also perform multivariate optimizations to select one or more optimal service routes from the potential service routes. The recommendations can include the one or more optimal service routes as well as parameters associated with such routes. The recommendations can further include a comparison of the parameters against characteristics of the user's frequent route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael O'Herlihy, Nirveek De
  • Patent number: 11365981
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating a composite map are provided. In one aspect, a method is provided that includes identifying a first node and a source node on a first map. The method further includes determining a candidate source node on a second map that corresponds to the source node on the first map. The method further includes determining a plurality of candidate nodes on the second map that potentially correspond to the first node and selecting a respective candidate node from the plurality of candidate nodes based on a similarity of a routing distance between: the respective candidate node and the candidate source node on the second map and the first node and the source node on the first map. The method may also include connecting the selected respective candidate node and the first node and combining the first map and the second map into a composite map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: GoBrands, Inc.
    Inventors: Rohan Paranjpe, Billy Chen, Somchaya Liemhetcharat
  • Patent number: 11365980
    Abstract: A system receives vehicle metric data from a gateway device connected to a vehicle. The vehicle gateway device gathers data related to operation of the vehicle and/or location data. The system receives data from multiple vehicles. The vehicle gateway device gathers vehicle metric data and correlates the metric data with location data. The system presents the correlated data in an interactive map graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Samsara Inc.
    Inventors: Muhammad Ali Akhtar, Jennifer Julia Zhang, Alvin Wu, Benjamin Chang, Joanne Wang, Katherine Yeonjune Lee
  • Patent number: 11362801
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a multilayered obstructed brokered network routing and data repackaging system, sometimes referred to as a MOB HUB. The MOB HUB is configured to communicate with a mission computer on a vehicle. At least one mobile computer is configured to communicate with the MOB HUB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Jonathan L. Surmi, Alvin L. Quintana, Mark Miliano, Anthony R. Kunkel
  • Patent number: 11355226
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an apparatus (16) is presented that classifies device-sensed movement along a path based on a score that characterizes a geometrical property of the movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Aki Sakari Härmä
  • Patent number: 11348452
    Abstract: An approach is provided for automatically verifying a road closure using multiple possible vehicle paths between two probe points. The approach involves, for example, processing probe data to determine a possible path of a vehicle over a road graph, wherein the road graph represents a road link and one or more other road links entering or exiting the road link. The approach also involves calculating a path probability for the possible path, wherein the path probability indicates a likelihood that the possible path is a true path of the vehicle over the road graph. The approach further involves assigning a weighted vehicle count to the road link and/or one or more other road links contained in the possible path, wherein the weighted vehicle count is based on the path probability. The approach further involves detecting a traffic anomaly occurring on the road link based on the weighted vehicle count.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Omer Mubarek, Colin Watts-Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: 11345383
    Abstract: A driving system for an automated drive for a motor vehicle includes a steering wheel display with a lighting strip structure. The lighting strip structure of the steering wheel display is luminous in a defined lighting color for a duration which can be modified according to the actuation. The driving system is designed to control the steering wheel display such that the lighting strip structure is luminous in the lighting color over a starting length during the automated drive. Upon approaching an end of the automated drive lying ahead, the driving system determines that the vehicle has approached an end point of the automated drive lying ahead in such a manner that a specified approach condition has been satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Marc Breisinger, Nora Broy, Julian Eichhorn, Sebastian Hergeth, Philipp Kerschbaum, Hermann Kuenzner, Lutz Lorenz, Stephan Mueller, Julia Niemann, Frederik Platten, Wolfgang Spiessl, Philipp Suessenguth
  • Patent number: 11333520
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention describe identifying details of the area around a first vehicle and identifying a potential confusion point in a navigation route of the first vehicle. Additionally, embodiments of the present invention determining based on a threshold, whether to provide a driver of the first vehicle with a visual clue to assist with navigating through the identified potential confusion point, responsive to determining to provide a visual clue, identifying one or more visual clues from an area surrounding the first vehicle; and outputting the identified one or more visual clues to the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sushain Pandit, Smitkumar Narotambhai Marvaniya, Vijay Ekambaram, Kovit Nisar
  • Patent number: 11327497
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods related to autonomous transportation vehicle operation may include image augmentation arrangements for training and/or evaluating autonomous operations. Such augmentations may include artificial impressions of driving conditions which can prompt recovery operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventors: Xinwei Gong, Sai Prasad Nooka
  • Patent number: 11320281
    Abstract: On-demand vehicle imaging systems and methods are provided herein. An example method includes receiving a first request to obtain an image or video of a target location from a requesting party, determining a vehicle located within a specified distance from the target location, transmitting a second request to the vehicle to obtain the image or video of the target location using a camera of the vehicle, the second request including an identification of the target location, performing at least one aspect of image processing to blur, block, or obscure at least a portion of the image, and transmitting the obtained image or video of the target location to the requesting party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Cynthia Neubecker, Brad Ignaczak, Adil Nizam Siddiqui, Cheri Hansen
  • Patent number: 11314261
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to make it possible to obtain, with a simple operation, a target route for autonomous travel suited to, for example, a user's sense of values. A target route generation system for a work vehicle includes a storage part 30A that stores basic data necessary for generating a target route P for autonomous travel, a priority item selection part 34 that prompts selection of a priority item with regard to generation of the target route P, and a target route generation part 30D that generates the target route P based on the basic data and the selected priority item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Yanmar Power Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuto Nishii
  • Patent number: 11312392
    Abstract: A system, method and architecture for providing highly granular driving recommendations to a vehicle based on network-assisted scanning of a surrounding environment. In one embodiment, the system is operative for receiving environmental data from one or more collection agents, each operating with a plurality of sensors configured to sense data relating to the environment. At least one collection agent is operative in association with the vehicle for providing vehicular condition data and vehicular navigation data. The system is configured to calibrate the vehicle to identify a vehicle type responsive to the vehicular condition/navigation data. Road condition information and obstacle condition information relating to a road segment, the vehicle is traversing may also be obtained. Responsive to the road condition/navigation data, vehicle type and positioning, etc., an optimal racing line path over the road segment may be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Vladimir Katardjiev, Julien Forgeat, Meral Shirazipour, Dmitri Krylov
  • Patent number: 11317247
    Abstract: An approach is disclosed for a data-driven evaluation of heuristics for trajectory cropping. The approach involves, e.g., determining a cropping heuristic, wherein the cropping heuristic comprises an algorithm for cropping a probe trajectory collected from one or more sensors of a mobile device to anonymize the probe trajectory data. The approach also involves processing the probe trajectory using the cropping heuristic to generate a cropped probe trajectory. The approach further involves extracting one or more heuristic-based features of the cropped probe trajectory data. The approach also involves extracting one or more privacy-based features from a privacy preference, wherein the one or more privacy-based features represent a target level of cropping to meet the privacy preference. The approach further involves computing a score based on a distance between the one or more heuristic-based features and the one or more privacy-based features. The approach further involves providing the score as an output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Stefano Bennati, Gavin Brown, Ori Dov, Elena Vidyakina
  • Patent number: 11305881
    Abstract: Arms and an associated unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) are disclosed, which include a connecting component, a frame and arms. Each arm includes a longitudinal tube having an inverted teardrop shape-cross section with a hollow interior. The upper end of the longitudinal tube is a first curved surface. The lower end of the longitudinal tube is a second curved surface. The arc length of the first curved surface is greater than the arc length of the second curved surface. The connecting component connects the arm to the frame, and comprises an installing component and a mounting component. The installing component and the mounting component are mounted on two respective ends of the arm. The frame of UAV and the driving assembly are connected through the arm. Compared to circular shape, the raindrop/half lemniscate shape is more streamlined than those having a circular cross-sectional shape, resulting in substantially improved air fluidities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: SUZHOU XINGZHEN INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Fangming Peng
  • Patent number: 11307972
    Abstract: This application relates to systems and methods for providing automated testing of user interfaces. The system is configured to communicate with one or more client devices that each include a common user interface of an application and receive at least one request for identifying errors associated with the common user interface. The system also receives at least one constraint associated with one or more portions of the common user interface. The system then generates navigational state information associated with the at least one constraint and identifies errors using the generated navigational state information associated with the common user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventor: Renas Reda
  • Patent number: 11310305
    Abstract: Systems and methods for locating microserver nodes in proximity to edge devices using georouting are disclosed. Microservers automatically form a global peer-to-peer network to serve edge functions and content to edge devices. Edge devices use HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) to execute serverless functions or otherwise retrieve data from edge nodes and/or microservers located in proximity to the HTTP client. The cloud platform locates the nearest edge node and/or microserver. Edge devices georoute HTTP requests to the nearest edge node and/or microserver. Serverless functions are implemented in secure, isolated environments using a blockchain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: EDJX, INC.
    Inventor: James A. Thomason
  • Patent number: 11310230
    Abstract: Systems, computer products, and methods are described herein for improved authentication utilizing two factor authentication of a user. The two factors include a verified identification and a liveness identification. The verified identification may be a governmental verified identification, and the liveness identification may be a video of the user. The user may capture the verified identification and the liveness identification using the user's mobile device. The organization may authenticate the user by identifying the user from the verified identification image and identifying that the user is active by identifying movement from the liveness identification image. Additional authentication may include requiring and/or identifying an identifier from the liveness identification image (e.g., movement, object, characters, or the like), and/or capture image data related to a time or a location at which the images were captured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew Joseph Wallace, Kerry Michelle Cantley, Greg M. Correro, Jeantou Alphonse DeGrammont, Michael Lee Funk, Glenn Edward Hupfer, Murali Sampath, Donna Lynne Shannon
  • Patent number: 11287265
    Abstract: A road information learning device acquires a map extraction curve and a measurement curve for a traveling curve along which a vehicle travels, determines whether the map extraction curve and the measurement curve correspond to an identical traveling curve, and registers the measurement curve as a definitive registration curve when the map extraction curve and the measurement curve correspond to the identical traveling curve, and a predetermined definitive registration condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayuki Watanabe, Hiroshi Sekine, Hirotaka Takiguchi, Takuji Harayama, Yutaka Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 11280915
    Abstract: A satellite radio wave receiving device including: one or more processors configured to: cause a receiver to start a receiving operation of receiving radio waves from positioning satellites; perform a current position calculation to calculate a current position based on the radio waves received; calculate a positioning accuracy of the current position; decide whether or not to adopt the current position based on a number of positioning satellites from which the receiver has received radio waves and the positioning accuracy; in response to deciding to adopt the current position, cause the receiver to stop the receiving operation; and in response to deciding to not adopt the current position, cause the receiver to continue the receiving operation of receiving radio waves from the positioning satellites and repeat performance of the current position calculation to calculate current positions based on the radio waves received during the continued receiving operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi Matsue
  • Patent number: 11269333
    Abstract: An automatic drive assist apparatus includes a storage, an own-vehicle position estimator, a route-information input device, a traveling route setter, and an automatic drive controller including a rerouting request determiner, a course comparator, and a course-change achievability determiner. The automatic drive controller causes an own vehicle automatically traveling along a traveling route determined by the traveling route setter. When the rerouting request determiner determines that a new traveling route is reconstructed in response to a rerouting request, the course comparator reads a candidate route of the new traveling route, compares the candidate route with the traveling route determined before the reconstruction, and determines whether a route change is set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keisuke Kuwahara
  • Patent number: 11257376
    Abstract: Forecasting a mobile body distribution situation after a prescribed time by forecasting an excursion action of a mobile body on the basis of an inter-facility movement correlation of the mobile body. A server system includes an inter-facility movement computation part for computing a facility staying time estimate, an inter-facility movement time estimate, and an inter-facility movement correlation on the basis of a trend in past position information from the mobile body, a plurality of pieces of facility information, and map information wherein a road map is included; a receiving part for receiving present position information of a plurality of the mobile bodies; and a mobile body distribution situation forecast part for forecasting the distribution situation of the mobile bodies after a prescribed time on the basis of the inter-facility movement correlation and the present position information of the plurality of mobile bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru Fukumori, Yoshiaki Sugimoto, Tadashi Kurihara
  • Patent number: 11243535
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to controlling a vehicle in an autonomous driving mode. For instance, a first location corresponding to a location where the vehicle is to pick up or drop off a passenger is received. A first cost for the vehicle to reach the first location is determined. A second location based on the first location is identified, and a second cost is determined based on a cost for the vehicle to reach the second location and a cost for the passenger to reach the second location. The first cost is compared to the second cost, and a notification is sent based on the notification. In response to sending the notification, instructions to proceed to the second location are received, and in response to receiving the instructions, the vehicle is controlled in the autonomous driving mode to the second location to pick up or drop off the passenger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Seth Herbach, Michael Epstein, Mishika Vora, Guillaume Dupre, Kevin Rawlings
  • Patent number: 11240860
    Abstract: During a setup phase, a computing device determines a map of an area including one or more regions. Signals are received from a plurality of ultra-wideband (UWB) nodes and a plurality of Bluetooth Low energy (BLE) nodes in the area, relayed through one or more agents at one or more positions of the area. A precision map is created based on a correlation between the received signals from the UWB nodes and the received signals from the BLE nodes. Locations to place the plurality of BLE nodes are identified based on the precision map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Casey David Mackin, Divyesh Jadav, German H. Flores, Thomas Griffin
  • Patent number: 11237007
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for calculation of a dangerous road strand of a roadway. Probe data for a roadway having multiple lanes is identified. A subset of the probe data for a predetermined lane is selected and values for a change in velocity for multiple sequences in the subset of probe data are calculated. Based on clustering for the change in velocity and a danger value, the dangerous road strand is identified. The dangerous road strand is stored in a geographic database in association with the lane for the roadway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: James Fowe
  • Patent number: 11238517
    Abstract: Provided is a navigation server or the like capable of improving a convenience for trip planning by a user of a navigation client. The user can designate, on the navi-client 2, a plurality of topics from among the plurality of topics TPX0(k) in the designated area ROI, as the primary designated topics TPX1(i) and further as the secondary designated topics TPX2(j). Then, on the navi-client 2, the guide information can be output for guiding the plurality of POI(j) corresponding to the plurality of secondary designated topics TPX2(j) in the order which is basically defined in accordance with the correlation rule among the designated topics TPX2(j).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignees: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Onimaru, Tomohiro Tanikawa, Michitaka Hirose, Takuji Narumi, Toshiki Takeuchi, Masato Nomiyama
  • Patent number: 11237009
    Abstract: An information provision system that allows appropriate information provision suited for a user who is a driver. The information provision system includes a route proposition part that proposes a route based on emotion information detected by an emotion detection part, which detects emotion of a user and spot information associated with the emotion information. The route proposition part sets targeted emotion kinds from a departure spot to a final guiding spot and proposes a route including spots corresponding to the emotion kinds that are set based on the emotion information and the spot information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shimpei Shikanai, Shohei Suzuki, Yukari Inai, Yasuko Nakajima
  • Patent number: 11231289
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a system comprises a first mobile device comprising a processor; and a computer usable medium, where the computer usable medium has computer usable program code embodied therewith, which when executed by the processor causes the processor to send a request for a location of a closest person to the first mobile device, determine a first location of the first mobile device, receive, in response to the request, a plurality of potential matches, where each of the potential matches includes a name and location of a person, receive a selection of one of the plurality of potential matches, obtain location coordinates of the selected potential match, establish a link with a global positioning service (GPS) system, transmit geographical data to the GPS system, wherein the geographical data includes the location coordinates of the selected potential match, and output a geographic solution on the first mobile device, wherein the geographic solution includes: a calculated route between the fi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventor: Dominic M. Kotab
  • Patent number: 11227678
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable media are provided for facilitating clinical decision making, and in particular, decision making based on a third party's clinical situation by determining and providing useful, up-to-date information, such as patient-related information to a decision maker. In one embodiment, a user first identifies an information item concerning a patient. Based on that item, a set of related information items is determined and prioritized, and a reference pointer, which identifies the set of related information, is generated. The reference pointer is communicated to the user's mobile device. Subsequently, the user's mobile device requests information from the set of information items associated with the reference pointer, and provides information authorization information. Following authentication of the user's credentials, updates of information from the set of information items may be communicated to the user's mobile device as they become available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventor: Douglas S. McNair
  • Patent number: 11209286
    Abstract: An interactive system for use in connection with recreational vehicle usage includes a server system, including an off-road trail database containing trail data, trail condition information, and points-of-interest information, as well as a trip mapping system accessible by any of a plurality of riders, allowing a rider to create a route based on the data in the off-road trip database. The server system further includes a trail maintenance interface accessible by users affiliated with an authorized group to edit the trail data, trail condition information, and points-of-interest information associated with the authorized group. The server system includes a location data management system configured to receive location data, allowing a rider to publish location information to one or more other riders, and a user feedback interface configured to receive trip data from riders for publication, including information describing an actual route and user data associated with that route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Polaris Industies Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Koenig, Daren W. Herman, John W. Callahan, Todd L. Frostad, Christopher G. Wolf, William C. Fisher, Kim A. Weckert, Joseph D. Tharaldson, Adam C. Koosmann, Gary L. Gustafson
  • Patent number: 11211033
    Abstract: An agent device includes: an agent functional unit configured to provide a service including an output of a response to a voice to an outputter in response to a speech of an occupant of a vehicle; and a display controller configured to cause a display provided in the vehicle to display an animation regarding an agent corresponding to the agent functional unit. The display controller moves the animation between a first display area included in the display and a second display area of which a position is different from a position of the first display area in the vehicle in response to an instruction from the occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sawako Furuya, Yusuke Oi
  • Patent number: 11205012
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for anonymizing navigation data and generating an autonomous vehicle road navigation model with the anonymized data. A navigation system may receive data relating to a road section from a vehicle. The system may determine one or more motion representations associated with the vehicle and one or more road characteristics associated with the road section. The system may assemble navigation information relative to a first portion and relative to a second portion of the road section. The first and second portions may be spatially separated by a third portion. The system may transmit the navigation information relating to the first and second portions and forego transmitting information relating to the third portion. A server may receive the transmitted navigation information and assemble an autonomous vehicle road navigation model. The server may transmit the navigation model to one or more vehicles for use in autonomous navigation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: MOBILEYE VISION TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Kfir Viente, Eli Harel, Achiya Tal Tamir, Maxim Schwartz, Dori Shapira, Nimrod Nehushtan, Yoram Gdalyahu, Daniel Braunstein
  • Patent number: 11188955
    Abstract: A computer system operable to communicate with each of a plurality of provider computing devices to obtain location information. The computer system can determine multiple types of dynamic values for a given geographic region by (i) receiving set of data from a computing device operated by a requester, the set of data indicating a current location of the requester, (ii) determining a first set of dynamic values based at least in part on location information communicated by multiple provider computing devices of the plurality of provider computing devices that are associated with a first service type, and (iii) determining a second set of dynamic values based at least in part on the current location of the requester and location information communicated by one or more of the multiple provider computing devices that are associated with the first service type. Each of the multiple types of dynamic values being associated with one of the multiple possible service types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shalin Amin, Mina Radhakrishnan, Paul-Phillip Holden, Curtis Chambers
  • Patent number: 11175151
    Abstract: Systems and methods of efficient carpooling based on driver risk groups are provided. Vehicle operators may be classified into a carpooling group based on vehicle routes associated with each of the vehicle operators. Vehicle sensor data associated with each vehicle operator of the carpooling group may be analyzed. Based on the analysis of the vehicle sensor data, one or more indicia of safe driving behaviors associated with each vehicle operator of the carpooling group may be identified. The safe driving behaviors associated with each vehicle operator of the carpooling group may be compared. Based on the comparison, a vehicle operator of the carpooling group may be selected as a driver for a carpool. For example, the safest vehicle operator of the carpooling group may be selected as the driver for the carpool. The carpool may include one or more of the other vehicle operators of the carpooling group as passengers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: BLUEOWL, LLC
    Inventors: Micah Wind Russo, Theobolt N. Leung, Gareth Finucane, Eric Dahl
  • Patent number: 11170238
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can determine sensor data captured by at least one sensor of a vehicle over a set of time intervals while navigating an environment. Three-dimensional data describing the environment over the set of time intervals can be determined from the captured sensor data. The three-dimensional data capturing a traffic motion pattern for at least one direction of travel. Image data of at least one traffic light in the environment can be determined over the set of time intervals from the captured sensor data. A state of the at least one traffic light can be predicted based at least in part on the three-dimensional data describing the environment and the image data of at least one traffic light in the environment over the set of time intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Woven Planet North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Meng Gao, Ashesh Jain
  • Patent number: 11164158
    Abstract: In an information processor, an acquirer acquires a departure point and transportation of each of multiple users and a destination in common. A provisional setting unit provisionally sets a meeting place multiple times. For the meeting place provisionally set each time, a calculation unit derives a travel cost of each user required for traveling from the departure point of the user through the meeting place to the destination, and a join cost of each user required for joining at the meeting place based on the transportation of the user, and calculates the sum of the travel costs and the join costs of the respective users. Based on the multiple calculated sums, a formal setting unit formally sets a meeting place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroki Awano
  • Patent number: 11125570
    Abstract: A system comprising a processor configured to advise a vehicle occupant of an advisable route through a tollbooth determined based on tollbooth traffic, responsive to identifying a vehicle as being within a threshold distance of a tollbooth. The processor is also configured to offer an option for toll prepayment responsive to the advisable route corresponding to a prepaid toll lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Raghu Prabhudeva
  • Patent number: 11125569
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided for determining a navigation route. A route is requested by a navigation device between a starting location and a destination location. The route request is received by an external processor for analysis. A navigation route is determined by the external processor and its associated map version. The determined navigation route is then encoded with geographic data for each path segment along the route. The encoded navigation route is transmitted to the navigation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Mirko Maischberger, Daniel Rolf
  • Patent number: 11111644
    Abstract: A method includes receiving first information indicative of a location of a perimeter of a worksite surface, and receiving second information indicative of compaction requirements specific to the worksite surface. The method also includes generating a compaction plan based at least partly on the first and second information. Such a compaction plan includes a travel path for a compaction machine. In such a method, the travel path is substantially within the perimeter of the worksite surface. The method also includes causing at least part of the travel path to be displayed via a control interface of the compaction machine. The method further includes receiving an input indicative of approval of the travel path, and controlling operation of the compaction machine on the worksite surface, in accordance with the compaction plan, based at least partly on receiving the input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Caterpillar Paving Products Inc.
    Inventors: John L. Marsolek, Jacob J. McAlpine, Robert J. McGee, Timothy M. O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 11099026
    Abstract: Provided is a content visualizing method and apparatus. The content visualizing apparatus generates an object disposition space based on a road surface and an obstacle and determines a display position at which a graphic representation corresponding to route guidance content is visualized in the object disposition space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hee Sae Lee
  • Patent number: 11092452
    Abstract: A computer implemented navigation method that provides a safest route by considering manual driver risk. The method may include providing at least two sets of directions from a user start location to a final user location based on a user navigation system and user permission for data access; and ranking said at least two sets of directions by a baseline safety value. The method may also include determining in real time travelers that are present on passageways for the at least two sets of directions; and ranking the travelers according to travel risk behavior. Finally, the method may assign an aggregate risk score to each passageway for the at least two sets of directions for each passageway specific grouping of the travels having the ranked travel risk behavior to provide a safety ranked set of the at least two sets directions to the final user location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew R. Jones, Christian Compton, Gregory J. Boss, Jeremy R. Fox, John E. Moore, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11087291
    Abstract: The moving and arrival time at each destination during movement to destinations can be visualized in an easily understandable manner and the moving time can be adjusted. A portable device that displays action plan information which involves a movement within an arbitrary period and/or execution support information of the action plan which involves the movement includes: a display unit, a display control unit, and a spatiotemporal action diagram display control unit. The display control unit displays a time coordinate axis on the display unit, displays the action plan information, which involves the movement along the time coordinate axis, and displays speed information of all movements included in the action plan information at an arbitrary time simultaneously. The spatiotemporal action diagram display control unit receives an input for correcting the speed information of the movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD..
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Onimaru
  • Patent number: 11089083
    Abstract: Systems and methods for locating microserver nodes in proximity to edge devices using georouting. Microservers automatically form a global peer-to-peer network to serve edge functions and content to edge devices. Edge devices use HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) to execute serverless functions or otherwise retrieve data from edge nodes and/or microservers located in proximity to the HTTP client. The cloud platform locates the nearest edge node and/or microserver. Edge devices georoute HTTP requests to the nearest edge node and/or microserver. Serverless functions are implemented in secure, isolated environments using a blockchain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: EDJX, INC.
    Inventor: James A. Thomason
  • Patent number: 11077753
    Abstract: An information provision device, information provision method, and a non-transitory recording medium storing a program for causing a computer to execute the information provision method. Each of the information provision device and the information provision method includes projecting an image light to a light transmission member to display a for-driver information image indicating for-driver information to be provided to a driver of a mobile object in a prescribed display area, and displaying at a first point where a normal for-driver information image is displayed a priority for-driver information image in place of the normal for-driver information image, where the displaying includes displaying the normal for-driver information image at a second point different from the first point for at least some of a period during which the priority for-driver information image is displayed at the first point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Nishizaki, Michinari Shinohara
  • Patent number: 11080944
    Abstract: A computer system can communicate with a mobile device of a service provider to receive location data. Additionally, the computer system can monitor, from the location data, a location of the mobile device over a duration that follows the service provider being assigned to a service request. Based on monitoring the location data, the computer system can determine whether the service provider has failed to correctly indicate when a transport service for the service request began. Moreover, the computer system can cause a service application running on the mobile device to prompt the service provider to enter input to identify a start location where the transport service began, in response to the computer system determining that the service provider has not correctly indicated when the transport service begun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Brinig, Daniel Heller, Todd Sifleet, Jyothidhar Pulakunta