Including Route Searching Or Determining Patents (Class 701/410)
  • Patent number: 10275915
    Abstract: A method and system for visualization of position data is disclosed in which a user of a GPS-enabled smart device is assigned the role of a virtual paint brush. User location information and brush stroke parameters are used to generate brush stroke traces on a virtual canvas. Position data can be collected in real time or combined with historic data and modified according to predefined criteria before use in the visual display. Position information from other users having their own brush stroke attributes can be received and used to create an interactive and generally real-time multi-user display on the virtual canvas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Miguel Benavides, Fabrizio Augusto Poltronieri
  • Patent number: 10262535
    Abstract: A vehicle request management system having a server (10) arranged to communicate with a plurality of vehicle requesting devices (12) and a plurality of vehicles (14), each being equipped with a device (200) having route planning and navigation functionality. Upon receipt of a vehicle request, the server allocates the request to an existing cluster of vehicle requests if it is related to the requests. If it is not related to the requests, the request is used to generate a new cluster. The relationship between new vehicle requests and those of existing clusters is assessed based on a proximity of a pick-up location associated with the new request to a pick-up location of an existing request. The relationship is assessed using a parameter that is selected based on a geographical and temporal density of vehicle requests in a region associated with the cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: TOMTOM TELEMATICS B.V.
    Inventors: Felix Godafoss K├Ânig, Rijn Buve, Ruud M. L. Diterwich
  • Patent number: 10249184
    Abstract: A vehicle identification system includes one or more displays associated with a vehicle, and a network-accessible controller. The one or more displays are located to be visible from an exterior of the vehicle. The controller is adapted to generate a first signal with an identifier to be transmitted to a mobile communication device associated with a vehicle or its driver in response to receiving a ride request from a user. The mobile communication device associated with the vehicle or its driver is adapted to generate a second signal indicative of the identifier to be transmitted to the one or more displays. The controller is also adapted to generate a further signal with the identifier to be transmitted to a mobile communication device associated with the user useable for verifying that the user has entered the correct vehicle at a pickup location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Rideshare Displays, Inc.
    Inventors: Dereje M. Demisse, Steve Rose
  • Patent number: 10247567
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: utilizing at least one processor to execute computer code that performs the steps of: capturing a wireless signal of a target entity, wherein the wireless signal provides the direction of the target entity with respect to a traveling entity; generating a location profile for the traveling entity, wherein the generating comprises: capturing, using an image capture device, at least one image of the environment surrounding the traveling entity; and determining movement information of the traveling entity, wherein the movement information comprises directional information and speed information; determining the location of the target entity, in view of the environment surrounding the traveling entity; and providing navigation details based upon the location profile, wherein the navigation details comprise instructions for navigating from the location of the traveling entity to the location of the target entity. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Priyanka Agrawal, Pankaj S. Dayama, Amrita Saha, Srikanth Govindaraj Tamilselvam
  • Patent number: 10248731
    Abstract: Computerized data management systems and methods for inter-relating, indexing, and organizing data records stored in a database or as computer files are described. The systems and methods can be used for linking or associating data records relating to real estate parcels. A given parcel in a community of parcels may have many neighbors. The systems and methods can identify a reduced set of neighbors of the parcel that have addresses that bracket the address of the parcel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Corelogic Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Derek J. Brouwer, II, Peter A. Nagy
  • Patent number: 10240942
    Abstract: A method for providing road guidance on a navigation system. The navigation system determines a moving direction of a cursor on a map of the navigation system, wherein the cursor is movable by a user. The navigation system obtains a road near the cursor. The navigation system determines whether one or more attributes of the road coincide with predetermined attribute settings. The navigation system determines whether a direction of the road coincides with the moving direction of the cursor, in response to determining that the one or more attributes of the road coincide with the predetermined attribute settings. The navigation system determines to provide guidance, in response to determining that the direction of the road coincides with the moving direction of the cursor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Konno, Akira Saito, Yuhichi Takahashi, Hayato Uenohara
  • Patent number: 10228258
    Abstract: Determining top venues from aggregated user activity location data is disclosed, including: receiving a set of location data associated with user activities; determining a plurality of stop events using the set of location data associated with the user activities; and selecting a plurality of top venues based at least in part on the plurality of stop events. Furthermore, top venues associated with user activities can be used to detect group activities and/or tour activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Strava, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Mach, Leo Romanovsky
  • Patent number: 10215581
    Abstract: An aspect of vehicle navigation assistance includes generating a route based on a starting point of a vehicle and a user-inputted destination location. The route specifies a set of directions defined by location points, actions, and distance values. An aspect also includes comparing the generated route to previously travelled routes stored in the memory, identifying, from the comparing, a segment of the generated route that is in common with a segment from at least one of the previously travelled routes, and determining a frequency count indicating a number of instances that the segment of the generated route appears in the previously travelled routes. A further aspect includes upon determining that the frequency count exceeds a specified threshold value, muting output of audio-based directions through a speaker of the vehicle during traversal of the vehicle through the segment of the generated route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Guillaume Hoareau, Johannes J. Liebenberg, John G. Musial, Todd R. Whitman
  • Patent number: 10212556
    Abstract: A system and method of providing information about a transport service to user devices are described. The system arranges a transport service for a first user and a second user. The system determines first data corresponding to a first route from a location of a driver device of the driver to a first pickup location of the first user and second data corresponding to a second route from the first pickup location to a second pickup location of the second user. A combined route is determined based on the first data and the second data. The system transmits data associated with the first data without transmitting the data corresponding to the combined route to a first user device of the first user, and transmits data corresponding to the combined route to a second user device of the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christine Tao, Michael Jacobs
  • Patent number: 10197411
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the present invention provides a computer-implemented transportation system which can include at least the following components: a specialized computer machine, including: a non-transient memory, electronically storing particular computer executable program code; a specifically programmed computer processor of the specialized computer machine of the computer-implemented transportation system that is configured to perform at least the following operations: electronically receiving, in real-time, via a computer network, a plurality of electronic riding requests from a plurality of electronic computing devices operated by a plurality of ride-sharing requesting passengers; where each electronic riding request from each ride-sharing requesting passenger includes: a passenger-requested origin point, and a passenger-requested destination point; for a particular electronic riding request, dynamically determining, in real-time, from a plurality of candidate vehicles an assigned vehicle for picking
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Via Transportation, Inc.
    Inventors: Yaron Racah, Avishay Sheba, Oren Shoval, Daniel Ramot, Shmulik Marcovitch
  • Patent number: 10201022
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method comprising entering, by machine, a first field defined by first field boundaries; and automatically associating the machine with a first wireless network defined by the first field boundaries, the first wireless network comprising a secured data communications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: AGCO Corporation
    Inventor: Paul Ross Matthews
  • Patent number: 10188024
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system for conducting agricultural operations in a field using one or more autonomous vehicles in which the agricultural operations may be optimized during run time. The system includes providing a mission plan for an autonomous vehicle, receiving progress updates from the vehicle as it conducts an agricultural operation according to the mission plan, and monitoring for event conditions which may be reported by the vehicle. Event conditions may include, for example, detection of an obstacle, or an oncoming vehicle, or a disablement of the vehicle. Upon receiving an event condition, the system may revise the mission plan to resolve the event condition while providing an optimization based on current agricultural conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Adam Rusciolelli, Tyson Dollinger, John Posselius, Christopher A. Foster, Brian Ray
  • Patent number: 10173671
    Abstract: A method for calibrating an internal sensor in a vehicle with an external sensor which is designed to detect external positional data dependent on a position of the vehicle. The method includes: detecting the external positional data using the external sensor; sending the external positional data to the vehicle and filtering the internal positional data based on the external positional data and dependent on the position of the vehicle and by an internal sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Frank Seurer, Adam Swoboda
  • Patent number: 10170005
    Abstract: Generally discussed herein are methods and apparatuses that can reduce conflicts in an area including vehicles. An apparatus can include transceiver circuitry, and conflict detection circuitry to receive a position of a vehicle in a geographical area that is segmented into discrete cells, determine whether the position is situated in a cell of the cells that includes a polygonal area representing an extended restricted area within the cell, and the extended restricted area completely within the polygonal area, in response to a determination the position is situated within the polygonal area, determine whether the position is situated within the extended restricted area, and in response to a determination the position is situated within the extended restricted area, provide one or more signals to the transceiver circuitry to cause the transceiver circuitry to transmit an alert to the vehicle indicating that a conflict exists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Karel Macek, Kameswararao Belamkonda, Manuj Sharma, Vit Libal
  • Patent number: 10171949
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electronic device and an operating method thereof. The electronic device includes a memory configured to store at least one expected movement path, and a processor configured to confirm a first location of a user, predict a second location on a basis of the first location and a pre-stored at least one expected movement path, and provide an information service providing signal to at least one external device present in the second location. The method includes confirming a first location of a user, predicting a second location on a basis of the first location and a pre-stored at least one expected movement path, and providing an information service providing signal to at least one external device present in the second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Choonkyoung Moon, Jangwoo Lee, Ja Ok Koo, Hyunsoo Nah, Eunkyung Yoo
  • Patent number: 10151590
    Abstract: A non-time of flight or time of arrival position location system for accurate determination of a user's location in an enclosed, indoor, or covered environment can include a number of beacons mounted in an arrangement within the environment. Each of the beacons is mounted in a known location and transmits a broadcast signal containing a unique identifier that identifies the originating beacon. A handheld electronic device including a receiver and a communicably coupled processor can receive broadcast signals from at least some of the number of beacons, iteratively determine a vector quantity corresponding to each of the received signals, and sum the resultant vector quantities to determine an updated position. The iterative process can be repeated until consecutive iterations yield an updated position that falls within a defined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: INTERMEC IP CORP.
    Inventors: Michael Hansen, Allen White, Ronald Van Der Putten
  • Patent number: 10149111
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes determining a current location of a user based on location data received from a client device; and calculating a transition probability of the user transitioning, within a predetermined time window, from the current location to each of a number of candidate geographic locations. The calculating of the transition probability is based at least in part on previously logged location data associated with a number of users who were at the current location. The method also includes determining metadata associated with the user; and calculating an offline probability associated with each of the number of candidate geographic locations using a computer model and the metadata associated with the user. The computer model is generated using machine learning and metadata associated with users who were at the respective candidate geographic location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Karthik Subbian
  • Patent number: 10132638
    Abstract: Route search systems, methods, and programs search for a recommended route for transfer with switching between a plurality of transportation modes. The systems, methods, and programs acquire link information for specifying a link for transfer by each of the plurality of transportation modes and connection information related to connection between links for transfer by different transportation modes, and set a condition for switching from a first transportation mode to a second transportation mode, which is different from the first transportation mode, on the basis of a combination of the first transportation mode and the second transportation mode. The systems, methods, and programs search for the recommended route for transfer with switching between the plurality of transportation modes on the basis of the link information, the connection information, and the set condition, the recommended route connecting links for transfer by different transportation modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignees: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kato, Daisuke Tanizaki, Toyoji Hiyokawa, Motohiro Nakamura, Kazunori Watanabe, Hiroyuki Tashiro, Tomoko Arita
  • Patent number: 10126838
    Abstract: A wearable terminal includes: a body having a display that performs display, a sensor that detects a first angle of rotation by which the display has been rotated with respect to a first axis as an axis of rotation, and a controller that controls the display according to the first angle of rotation; and a band that is connected to the body and extends around the forearm in an arcuate shape, wherein the first axis is perpendicular to a second axis and is parallel to a direction in which the forearm extends, when the first angle of rotation is within a first angle range, the controller causes a first display image displayed, and when the first angle of rotation changes from the first angle range to a second angle range, the controller causes a part of the first display image and a part of a second display image simultaneously displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Kazuki Funase, Tetsuji Fuchikami, Akinori Ozeki, Hideshi Aoki
  • Patent number: 10128948
    Abstract: In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus are provided. An apparatus is for determining position using visible light. The apparatus receives positional information regarding a plurality of stationary light fixtures. The apparatus receives reset information indicating an occurrence of a reset event. The apparatus receives an identifier from a first stationary light fixture of the plurality of stationary light fixtures via visible light. The apparatus determines a position of the first stationary light fixture based on the received identifier, the received positional information and the received reset information. The positional information and the reset information are received via a wireless communication medium different from visible light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Aleksandar Jovicic
  • Patent number: 10126752
    Abstract: A travel route automatic selection system for a work machine includes a travel route search unit that searches a travel route satisfying a condition that the work machine can enter from a current position for preparing entry only by forward movement along an entry route formed so that the work machine enters at an entry position in a same direction as a traveling direction when the work machine travels the travel route, at an entry position positioned between a travel route start position and a work start position, from a predetermined travel route corresponding to each of the one or a plurality of work target zones, by determining whether the condition is satisfied based on at least the travel route part of the predetermined distance from the travel route start position at least between the travel route start position and the work start position of the predetermined travel route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: MAMIYA-OP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seiichiro Ishijima, Tadashi Oshimi, Kazutaka Yamamoto, Noboru Yazaki, Hiroshi Sugawara
  • Patent number: 10122583
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with aggregated network modeling with component network aggregation are described. In one embodiment, a method for modeling an aggregated network includes storing a first set of nodes associated with a first network and a first set of links associated with the first network, wherein each link in the first set of links connects a pair of nodes in the first set of nodes. A second set of nodes associated with a second network and a second set of links associated with the second network are also stored. A set of transfer links is stored. Each transfer link connects a node in the first network to a node in the second network. Metadata defines the aggregated network as the first set of nodes, the first set of links, the second set of nodes, the second set of links, and the set of transfer links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Betsy George, Cheng-Hua Wang
  • Patent number: 10123173
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described for safely and efficiently requesting transportation services through the user of mobile communications devices capable of geographic location determination. New customers may be efficiently serviced, and the requester and transportation provider locations may be viewed in real time on the mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: PROSPER TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Olaf Martin Lubeck, John H. Hall
  • Patent number: 10114377
    Abstract: A travel route generation system of generating a travel route of a work machine that performs predetermined work while traveling a route formed by linking ends of at least a plurality of substantially parallel routes through inversion routes in a work target zone, the ends being positioned at or near intersections of the routes and the periphery of the work target zone, the system including a zone setting unit that sets a periphery of the work target zone and a periphery of an entry prohibited zone outside of the work target zone; and a route generation unit that selects, for each of the inversion routes, an inside inversion route, not an outside inversion route, according to a positional relationship between the periphery of the work target zone and the periphery of the entry prohibited zone, wherein the inside inversion route is selected as the travel route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: MAMIYA-OP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seiichiro Ishijima, Tadashi Oshimi, Kazutaka Yamamoto, Noboru Yazaki, Hiroshi Sugawara
  • Patent number: 10113879
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a mapping application that provides a variety of UI elements for allowing a user to specify a location (e.g., for viewing or serving as route destinations). In some embodiments, these location-input UI elements appear in succession on a sequence of pages, according to a hierarchy that has the UI elements that require less user interaction appear on earlier pages in the sequence than the UI elements that require more user interaction. In some embodiments, the location-input UI elements that successively appear in the mapping application include (1) selectable predicted-destination notifications, (2) a list of selectable predicted destinations, (3) a selectable voice-based search affordance, and (4) a keyboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford A. Moore, Joshua C. Weinberg, Jorge Fino, Mark B. Larus, Sarah G. Barbour
  • Patent number: 10108693
    Abstract: The disclosed system provides a computerized map system with map elements represented by markers. The system arranges map elements by category and subcategory, with each type of marker corresponding to a category. The system may divide the geographic area based on neighborhood and city area. The system also provides the user with controls to search the objects, to display results in layers, to navigate the objects, and to quickly compare information about the objects using standardized positions for similar kinds of information. The system also enables users to memorialize searches and browsing by pinning map objects that the user is interested in. In an embodiment, a number of tiers of advertising are also provided, such that business owners as clients can pay for advertising content and customizability appropriate for their businesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: XDYNE, INC.
    Inventors: Ada Mae Edecker, Alex Siyanko
  • Patent number: 10101171
    Abstract: Generating a refueling plan for a vehicle on a route including the steps of monitoring fuel consumption of the vehicle and an amount of fuel remaining within the vehicle. When a fuel level within the vehicle falls below a threshold, determining a number of miles remaining on the route and fuel mileage of the vehicle and generating a list of fuel stations which are within driving range of the vehicle based on the vehicle's fuel mileage. The list may also include fuel stations which are outside the driving range of the vehicle which have a service for delivery of fuel to a point within the driving range of the vehicle and at least a price of the fuel and brand of the fuel at each of the fuel stations. The list of fuel stations is provided to a user of the vehicle for selecting a fuel station for refueling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kelly Abuelsaad, Gregory J. Boss, Kevin C. McConnell, Shane B. McElligott
  • Patent number: 10074073
    Abstract: A method for managing an inventory system includes receiving an operation request that identifies an inventory item and selecting, from a plurality of workstations, a workstation at which to fulfill the operation request. The method also includes moving an inventory holder storing the identified inventory item to the selected workstation and moving a supply holder storing a supply item associated with the received operation request to the selected workstation. The method additionally includes fulfilling the operation request, at least in part, at the workstation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rob Stevens, William J. Watt, Timothy Bragg, Nicholas Cravalho
  • Patent number: 10070253
    Abstract: A radio fingerprint device implements a radio fingerprint map construction and location tracking method. In this method, the radio fingerprint device receives, from a manager terminal device, radio environment information varying for a predetermined time at a specific referential position in a particular indoor area so as to create a radio fingerprint map. Then the radio fingerprint device extracts a periodic pattern from the received radio environment information, and stores, in the radio fingerprint map, the extracted periodic pattern as a radio fingerprint feature of the specific referential position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: SK PLANET CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kichon Kang
  • Patent number: 10041804
    Abstract: Information device for a vehicle driver comprising at least one electronic central unit linked to a display screen and to geolocating means, and the electronic central unit simultaneously running an operating system and a plurality of applications including at least one geolocated application. At least one first application is adapted to be displayed on the screen while defining a window adapted to present a display controlled by a second application, the first application allowing or not allowing the possibility of having this window displayed and controlling only the size and the position of this window, whereas the second application controls the content of the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Mobile Devices Ingenierie
    Inventors: Aaron Solomon, Jean-Baptiste Poix
  • Patent number: 10041802
    Abstract: A method for depicting own ship on a display is described. The method includes receiving position data and heading data for own ship from at least one system, correlating, with a processing device, the position data and heading data with data from a map database, generating a map display on the display based on the correlation between the position data and the data from the map database, overlaying a depiction of own ship on the map display, the depiction based on the correlation between the position and heading data and the data from the map database, and encircling the own ship depiction with a circle overlay and a north indicator overlay proximate the circle overlay, the north indicator indicating a north direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Cindy Dorfmann, Andreas Sindlinger, Sven David Aspen
  • Patent number: 10036643
    Abstract: Augmented operation of navigation apparatus, including determining that a timer condition is met by a temporal proximity timer of a predefined temporal proximity action plan, wherein the temporal proximity timer is updated by navigation apparatus based on an estimated time of arrival at a destination of a moving entity tracked by the navigation apparatus, and performing, responsive to determining that the timer condition is met, a predefined temporal proximity action associated with the predefined temporal proximity action plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Amir Glaser
  • Patent number: 10032376
    Abstract: A venue is associated with various parking lots, and a user may purchase a space in one of the parking lots. A venue management system associated with the venue stores an association between the user and the parking lot. Based on a location of a client device associated with the user, the venue management system communicates navigation directions to the client device for presentation to the user. The directions communicated to the client device account for traffic conditions within a threshold distance of the parking lot, and the venue management system may modify stored directions to the parking lot based on the traffic conditions and communicate the modified directions to the client device for presentation to the user. Additionally, the traffic conditions used by the venue management system include information describing on current usage of various parking lots associated with the venue to allow the user to bypass congestion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: VenueNext, Inc.
    Inventors: John E. York, John M. Paul, Edan Rosenberg, Brano Perkovich, Paraag Marathe, Surjansu Kundu
  • Patent number: 10024672
    Abstract: A navigation method in a first communication device including determining a meeting place for the first communication device and at least one second communication device, according to present location and user preference of respective communication device, and setting a navigation route from the present location of the first communication device to the determined meeting place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Mirko Langnickel, Budianto Liong
  • Patent number: 10026131
    Abstract: A system estimates the speed of a moving vehicle and hence the driving behavior of an individual driving the vehicle using accelerometer data. To do so, the system analyzes received accelerometer data to find idling points when the vehicle is not moving during a driving session. Based on the idling points, the system may divide the driving session into two or more segments. The system may then determine the speed of the vehicle at one or more boundary points of each segment. For each segment, the system may analyze the accelerometer data to determine the acceleration of the vehicle for points when the vehicle is moving. Subsequently, the system may calculate the speed of the vehicle for the points when the vehicle is moving based on the acceleration of the vehicle at the points when the vehicle is moving and the speed of the vehicle at the boundary points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: David J. Dosher, Scott T. Christensen, Sunish Shreenarayan Menon
  • Patent number: 10024684
    Abstract: Embodiments herein provide a system and method for mapping traffic accidents, storing historical and real-time accidents data, other accidents related information. The data resides in the central server and implemented for alerting a user about traffic accidents based on location and type of category. The system and method comprises storing a plurality of historical and real-time traffic accidents for different categories of the users in a unified database. It further stores a plurality of other traffic accident related information, comprising reasons, time and data, category of the accident participants, further comprising non-commercial vehicles or commercial vehicles users, motorcyclists, bicyclists or pedestrians. The system and method uses an analysis mechanism to search and analyze historical or real-time traffic accidents data based on the category the user belongs to specific geocoded location and display the analyzed advisory notification on the basis of the user's location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: OPERR Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Sunlin Wang
  • Patent number: 10006774
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method of resolving a point location from a location reference, the location reference comprising a plurality of location reference points, each location reference point being representative of a node in a first digital map and having attributes associated therewith from the first digital map, including geographic coordinates of the node, so as to define a path between a start location reference point and an end location reference point, the location reference further comprising an offset value representative of a distance along the path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: TOMTOM TRAFFIC B.V.
    Inventors: Sven Baselau, Antoine Carl van der Laan
  • Patent number: 9983017
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present invention, a method is disclosed for calculating the route of a journey (trip) identified by an origin and a destination using traffic information on a terminal, wherein the method comprises the steps of: receiving updated traffic information relating to a first route, while the terminal or a moving object on which the terminal is mounted is running on the first route; calculating a second route by using the updated traffic information; and transmitting, to a server, an entire route or a partial route of the calculated second route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hongbeom Ahn, Jaehyuk Choi
  • Patent number: 9964416
    Abstract: Various embodiments may include methods and systems for locating health facilities based on a cost of healthcare. Information may be received identifying a source for receiving health service cost information. Further, vehicle user insurance information may be transmitted to obtain health service cost information. The health service cost information may be received from the identified source and presented at a vehicle computer. The identified source may include information by or from a health facilities and/or information from one or more members of the public.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Edward Clark Nelson, Gary Steven Strumolo, Mark Schunder
  • Patent number: 9958281
    Abstract: Provided are service providing apparatus and method for supporting creation of a route, and more particularly, to service providing apparatus and method for supporting creation of a route which supports creation of a personal route for only a user by selecting a transportation up to a destination and positions for getting on and off. According to the present invention, it is possible to ensure expandability of route provision by supporting an optimal route which is known by a user to be directly created by the user when there is no user's desired route among recommended routes, providing the created personalized route together with the recommended route to support the personalized route to be guided as the optimal route, and simultaneously, providing various routes using the public transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: SK TELECOM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Young Park, Min Jung Kim, Dong Seok Lee
  • Patent number: 9945681
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for verification of a generated route in computer assisted navigation. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for verification of a generated route in computer assisted navigation is provided. The method includes receiving an origin and a destination in a mapping application executing in memory by a processor of a computer and generating a first route in the mapping application from the origin to the destination. The method also includes receiving a waypoint for the first route and determining whether or not the waypoint is proximate to the first route. Finally, the method includes validating the first route only if it is determined that the waypoint is proximate to the first route. In one aspect of the embodiment, the method also can include generating an alternative route to include the waypoint if it is determined that the waypoint is not proximate to the first route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Judith Helen Bank, Lisa Marie Wood Bradley, Lin Sun, ChunHui Yang
  • Patent number: 9933527
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products for determining the location and direction of travel of a mobile device using map vector constraints is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Donald MacGougan, Stephen J. Rhee, Robert Mayor, Ronald K. Huang
  • Patent number: 9932175
    Abstract: An article transport facility comprises a plurality of article transport vehicles each of which is configured to travel along a track and to transport an article. Each article transport vehicle includes at least one obstacle detection sensor, each configured to detect an obstacle that exists in at least one detection area defined in a peripheral area of the article transport vehicle. The transport vehicle controller of each article transport vehicle is configured to receive the detection area information from the transport facility controller through wireless communication, and to transmit the received detection area information to at least one of the at least one obstacle detection sensor. Each of the at least one obstacle detection sensor is configured to cause the area information memory to store the transmitted detection area information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Daifuku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomotaka Kinugawa, Tadashi Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 9933269
    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: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Mirko Maischberger, Daniel Rolf
  • Patent number: 9930495
    Abstract: A dynamic adjustment method while driving a vehicle of at least one vehicle operating parameter is for a vehicle having an electronic control unit adapted to set the operating parameter, and a communication interface operatively connected to the electronic control unit. An application program is installed on board a portable processing device including a communication interface communicating with the vehicle communication interface. The application program accesses an electronic map of a path and divides the path in sectors. Operating parameter values are stored via the application program, each value being associated to a corresponding sector. While driving, the sector occupied by the vehicle is identified in real time. Values are transmitted sector by sector, from the portable processing device to the electronic control unit so that the electronic control unit sets, sector by sector, the vehicle operating parameter vehicle to the value associated to the occupied sector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: PIAGGIO & C. S.p.A.
    Inventors: Onorino Di Tanna, Mario Santucci, Stivi Peron
  • Patent number: 9909954
    Abstract: A method of quantifying a viscous damping steering feel characteristic of a vehicle equipped with an electric power steering system includes connecting the electric power steering (EPS) system to a rotary actuator and kingpin actuators of a simulator system, communicating a triangle wave control input from a simulator controller to the rotary actuator, and receiving outputs from sensors in the simulator system by the simulator controller in response to the triangle wave control input. The simulator controller is programmed to execute logic embodying a method using the triangle wave control input provided via the rotary actuator and deconvolution of the outputs remove phase lag between the input and output signals, to generate a deconvoluted hysteresis loop for each of a plurality of steering cycles conducted during a vehicle simulation event, and to characterize a viscous damping steering feel characteristic of the EPS system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Ibrahim A. Badiru, Nathan M. Picot
  • Patent number: 9904900
    Abstract: Systems and methods relating to one or more ride-sharing vehicles, each having a driver mobile device in the vehicle to receive a ride-sharing request from one or more riders. The system includes a server coupled to the mobile device, wherein the server receives a group purchase of rides, the server determining first and second riders interested in purchasing rides and establishing a customer-defined group identity with the first and second rider being group members receiving a benefit, and wherein the one or more ride-sharing vehicles provides one or more rides by the first and second customer using the group identity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventor: Raymond Cao
  • Patent number: 9896315
    Abstract: Some embodiments include apparatuses to fulfill customer orders comprising a motorized transport unit; a product pick unit (PPU) that cooperate with the motorized transport unit; a wireless communication network; and a central computer system configured to communicate with the multiple motorized transport units and the plurality of product pick units, and comprises a control circuit and memory storing instructions executed to cause the control circuit to: communicate an instruction to the motorized transport unit and direct the motorized transport unit to transport the product pick unit to a determined first location within the shopping facility proximate to where a first product having been ordered is located; and communicate an instruction to the product pick unit cooperated with the motorized transport unit and direct the product pick unit to retrieve the first product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: WAL-MART STORES, INC.
    Inventors: Donald R. High, Shuvro Chakrobartty, David C. Winkle, Robert C. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9891070
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a mobile terminal capable of providing map information and a control method thereof. A mobile terminal according to an embodiment of the present disclosure may include a display unit configured to display map information containing preset route information and at least one graphic object linked to place information and a controller configured to change the preset route information based on place information linked to any one graphic object when a drag touch started from the any one graphic object of the at least one graphic object is released from the map information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jinhyoung Park, Sukjin Lee, Gukchan Lim, Mihyun Park
  • Patent number: 9884645
    Abstract: When an object detected by a lane marking/object detection section has been determined to be an object present in an adjacent lane change target lane or in the vicinity of the adjacent lane, lane change control is performed to reduce a predetermined maximum lateral acceleration Aymax? or maximum lateral velocity Vymax? according to the lane width Lob of the adjacent lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Fujii, Haruhiko Nishiguchi, Ryohsaku Arakawa, Daisuke Kubota, Kei Oshida