Including Route Searching Or Determining Patents (Class 701/410)
  • Patent number: 10672249
    Abstract: Among other things, information generated by sensors of a mobile phone and indicative of motion of the mobile phone and state information indicative of a state of operation of the mobile phone are monitored. Based on the monitoring, distraction by a user of the mobile phone who is a driver of a vehicle is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Cambridge Mobile Telematics Inc.
    Inventors: Hari Balakrishnan, William Bradley, Samuel Ross Madden, Jun-geun Park
  • Patent number: 10671961
    Abstract: Systems and methods for transportation includes a car sharing network that invites ride-sharers to join the network; a computer receiving a trip request from one or more riders including a module for: matching, by the computer, the trip request to one or more routes having a common route and satisfying a cost-effective navigation route; dispatching, by a computer, an autonomous vehicle to pick up the rider(s) along the cost-effective route; recommending an item or event of interest to the rider(s); and changing the route to accommodate the item or event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Raymond Cao
  • Patent number: 10663313
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating return journey notifications include obtaining a request for navigational directions to a target destination. An outbound journey route from an initial location to the target destination can be determined, wherein the outbound journey route includes an estimated outbound journey time. A return journey route from the target destination to a return destination can be determined, wherein the return journey route includes an estimated return journey time. The outbound journey route and/or return journey route can be determined at least in part from one or more of current traffic conditions or historical traffic conditions. One or more notifications regarding the return journey route can be generated when comparing the estimated outbound journey time to the estimated return journey time results in a determination that one or more predetermined criteria are met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Sharifi, Jakob Foerster
  • Patent number: 10655976
    Abstract: A replenishment recommendation system (1) is provided with a recommendation generation trigger point computation unit (32) configured to compute a recommendation generation trigger point given as a remaining amount of energy that triggers an energy replenishment recommendation to the driver to replenish energy based on past remaining amounts stored in a storage unit, and a recommendation generation unit (33) configured to display a replenishment recommendation indication on a display unit when a current energy remaining amount of the vehicle has become equal to or less than the recommendation generation trigger point. The storage unit stores, as the past remaining amount, a remaining amount of energy of the vehicle when a replenishment intent switch (38) is operated by a driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keizo Yamanaka, Hiroyuki Tomosugi, Yusuke Maino, Takayuki Iimura, Masahiro Yoshino
  • Patent number: 10657448
    Abstract: A system and method of navigating in areas. A machine learning model is trained in multiple levels with data concerning basic interpretation of sensors and with analysis of the layout of areas. The model is downloaded to a second processor which may further train the model with sensor data gathered after the download. Additional sensor data along with data from a server or other sources may be used as an input to the model and the second or another processor evaluates the model with the inputs to create outputs which determine the state of compliance. Specific applications include movement around in areas of interest. A vehicle which is controlled by a driver or by data from the machine loading model and it's analysis may be included. The model is used to calculate a path which may be displayed in visual, auditory or tactile modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: Thomas Danaher Harvey
  • Patent number: 10638264
    Abstract: Embodiments provide techniques, including systems and methods, for determining an estimated target pickup location for a corresponding transport request at a particular location, such as associated with a particular geohash. A requestor may send a request that is associated with a location that does not reflect the requestor's intent regarding where they would like to be met by the provider (i.e., “picked up”). GPS inaccuracies may cause the request location to inaccurately indicate where the requestor will be; for example, the request location may be inside a building while the requestor is waiting on a curb around a far side of the building. The target pickup location allows for a requestor and a provider to meet more efficiently, reducing delay for the provider and improving the efficiency of the system by preventing provider system resources from being taken from other service areas and decreasing provider downtime upon matching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: LYFT, INC.
    Inventors: Yuanyuan Pao, Snir Kodesh, Jatin Chopra, Kevin Fan, Charlie Lin, Limin Shen, Dor Levi, Asif Haque, Zeynep Erkin Baz
  • Patent number: 10627823
    Abstract: A method for learning a sensor fusion network for sensor fusion of an autonomous vehicle performing a cooperative driving is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Stradvision, Inc.
    Inventors: Kye-Hyeon Kim, Yongjoong Kim, Hak-Kyoung Kim, Woonhyun Nam, SukHoon Boo, Myungchul Sung, Dongsoo Shin, Donghun Yeo, Wooju Ryu, Myeong-Chun Lee, Hyungsoo Lee, Taewoong Jang, Kyungjoong Jeong, Hongmo Je, Hojin Cho
  • Patent number: 10612934
    Abstract: The present approach relates to navigation (e.g., route planning and movement) of robots in an indoor environment shared with humans. The present approach includes detecting human activity over time, including but not limited to human motion; modeling human activities using the historical human activity, and using the modeled human activity to plan robotic motion or movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Huan Tan, Lynn Ann DeRose, Yi Xu, Yang Zhao
  • Patent number: 10598502
    Abstract: The present disclosure extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for routing following vehicles toward a lead vehicle in a vehicle caravan. GPS locations can be shared between caravanning vehicles moving towards a destination. Routes (e.g., turn-by-turn navigation) for individual vehicles participating in a caravan can be dynamically updated. Within a group of GPS devices, one GPS device (e.g., a GPS device at a designated lead vehicle) can be selected as a master GPS device. As the designated lead vehicle travels towards the destination, the master GPS device can continually share its GPS coordinates (i.e., share its location) with the other GPS devices. The other GPS devices use the shared GPS coordinates to continually adjust routes to progress towards the master GPS device (and thus progress towards the lead vehicle). That is, the other GPS devices are continually updating navigation routes to follow the master GPS device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Sandeep Raj Gandiga
  • Patent number: 10602364
    Abstract: An improved system and method for defining an event based upon an object location and a user-defined zone and managing the conveyance of object location event information among computing devices where object location events are defined in terms of a condition based upon a relationship between user-defined zone information and object location information. One or more location information sources are associated with an object to provide the object location information. One or more user-defined zones are defined on a map and one or more object location events are defined. The occurrence of an object location event produces object location event information that is conveyed to users based on user identification codes. Accessibility to object location information, zone information, and object location event information is based upon an object location information access code, a zone information access code, and an object location event information access code, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Perdiemco LLC
    Inventor: Darrell Diem
  • Patent number: 10592747
    Abstract: A multi-view interactive digital media representation (MVIDMR) of an object can be generated from live images of an object captured from a camera. Selectable tags can be placed at locations on the object in the MVIDMR. When the selectable tags are selected, media content can be output which shows details of the object at location where the selectable tag is placed. A machine learning algorithm can be used to automatically recognize landmarks on the object in the frames of the MVIDMR and a structure from motion calculation can be used to determine 3-D positions associated with the landmarks. A 3-D skeleton associated with the object can be assembled from the 3-D positions and projected into the frames associated with the MVIDMR. The 3-D skeleton can be used to determine the selectable tag locations in the frames of the MVIDMR of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Fyusion, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Beall, Abhishek Kar, Stefan Johannes Josef Holzer, Radu Bogdan Rusu, Pavel Hanchar
  • Patent number: 10574650
    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: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    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: 10557712
    Abstract: A method and system. A common route is designated as a traveled route of a mobile device for a series of consecutive movements of the mobile device in a mobile network along a path of locations from an origin location of the path at an earliest activity of two or more activities of the mobile device to a destination location of the path at a latest activity of the two or more activities. A ratio is computed as a ratio of (i) a sum of a coverage area of a start cell in which one activity of the mobile device was initiated and a coverage area of an end cell in which the one activity of the mobile device was terminated to (ii) a distance between a centroid of the start cell and a centroid of the end cell such that the distance has a positive value. A confidence value as a function of the computed ratio is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignees: International Business Machines Corporation, Vodafone IP Licensing Limited
    Inventors: Damian F. Brennan, Nichola Jane Inglis Hickman, David Pollington, Kevin T. Scarr
  • Patent number: 10552499
    Abstract: A landmark recommendation method and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium integrated with life behavior analysis and social network. The aforementioned method analyzes device time information and device location information of a user device operated by a user so as to provide life behavior information related to the user, analyzes the life behavior information so as to provide a user preference value, weights a plurality of landmarks located in an inquiring landmark area according to the user preference value and a social recommendation value, and then selects a recommendation list from the landmark which meets a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuo-Ruey Wu, Wen-Hsuan Hung
  • Patent number: 10553117
    Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to determining whether lanes in a surrounding environment of an ego vehicle are occupied. In one embodiment, a method includes, in response to detecting a surrounding vehicle from sensor data acquired about the surrounding environment by the ego vehicle, updating a vehicle track for the surrounding vehicle in relation to the ego vehicle. The method includes computing a position probability indicating a probable lateral position of the surrounding vehicle in relation to the ego vehicle as a function of the vehicle track. The method includes generating an occupancy indicator specifying which of the lanes the surrounding vehicle is occupying according to the position probability satisfying an occupancy threshold for a respective one of the lanes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Miles J. Johnson, Christopher J. Smalley
  • Patent number: 10547972
    Abstract: A method for safely and efficiently requesting transportation services through the use of mobile communications devices capable of geographic location is described. Individual and package transportation may be provided. 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: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Lyft, Inc.
    Inventors: Olaf Martin Lubeck, John H. Hall
  • Patent number: 10542378
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application disclose a map generation system and method. By scanning or processing an article in an article shelf, the technical solution of an embodiment of the present application may take as a position of the article a position of a handheld terminal at the time of the scanning or the processing, or take as the position of the article a position of a wireless apparatus corresponding to the scanned or processed article, to generate a navigation map according to the position of each article. The embodiment of the present application realizes the automatic generation of the map and improves the accuracy of drawing the map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: SHANG HAI PAN SHI TOU ZI GUAN LI YOU XIAN GONG SI
    Inventors: Zhongguang Pan, Yanmei Teng
  • Patent number: 10520941
    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: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Seth Herbach, Michael Epstein, Mishika Vora, Guillaume Dupre, Kevin Rawlings
  • Patent number: 10514263
    Abstract: The present invention performs route guidance that excludes a difficult-to-travel section appropriately and provides an alternative route with favorable route quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsunori Maru, Takaaki Sekiguchi, Shinichi Amaya, Arata Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10516967
    Abstract: A method for safely and efficiently requesting transportation services through the use of mobile communications devices capable of geographic location is described. Individual and package transportation may be provided. 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: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Lyft, Inc.
    Inventors: Olaf Martin Lubeck, John H. Hall
  • Patent number: 10495463
    Abstract: A host application on a host computer system receives annotations made by drivers of respective navigation information displayed to the drivers by GPS devices in vehicles of the respective drivers. The host application saves the annotated navigation information for the respective drivers on a computer readable memory accessible by the host application. The host application receives a request from a first one of the drivers for annotated navigation information made by one or more of the other drivers. Responsive to the request, the host application selects one or more items of the saved annotated navigation information. The host application sends the selected one or more items of the saved annotated navigation information to the GPS device of the first one of the drivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sara H. Basson, Peter G. Fairweather, Dimitri Kanevsky, Edward E. Kelley
  • Patent number: 10488222
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide methods and apparatus for controlling an aspect of the presentation of objects in a mobile or wearable device, where the user is performing a gait activity such as walking, jogging or running, and the controlling is performed leveraging the gait characteristics of the user. In some embodiments, the gait characteristics include velocity and stride length. In some embodiments, the only sensors utilized to obtain any contextual information are accelerometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: David Martin
  • Patent number: 10479333
    Abstract: A system includes a processor configured to access a train schedule to determine active train crossings along an original route, based on a predicted vehicle-arrival time at a given crossing. The processor is also configured to determine that a driver identity has an avoidance parameter associated therewith and determine a new route avoiding active train crossings, if possible, responsive to the avoidance parameter and determination of at least one active train crossing along the original route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David Charles Weber, Perry Robinson MacNeille, Yimin Liu
  • Patent number: 10467554
    Abstract: A system for connecting a driver and a rider comprises a processor and an interface. The processor is configured to select a driver for a requested ride from the rider. The interface is configured to, in the event that the driver accepts the rider, provide a connect notification to the rider. The connect notification comprises an image associated with the driver, an image associated with the driver's car, and an anonymized interface for contacting the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Lyft, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Taehyun Yoo, Evan Goldin, Sebastian Rolf Johan Brannstrom, Eduardo Alfio Perez Rico
  • Patent number: 10467896
    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 for displaying an advertisement on the one or more displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventors: Dereje M. Demisse, Steve Rose
  • Patent number: 10459438
    Abstract: A method for operating a parking facility within which several base stations are disposed, a) a minimum data quantity of data needed by a vehicle for its journey in the parking facility being ascertained so that the vehicle, based on the data corresponding to the minimum data quantity, can leave a radio range of a first base station and drive into radio range of a second base station, b) the first base station transmitting the ascertained minimum data quantity of data to the vehicle located within radio range of the first base station so that the vehicle, based on the data, can leave the radio range of the first base station and drive into radio range of the second base station. The invention further relates to a corresponding apparatus, to a corresponding parking system, and to a computer readable medium having a computer program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Mielenz, Stefan Nordbruch
  • Patent number: 10449962
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for controlling a host vehicle having a vehicle control system that controls motion of the host vehicle relative to a preceding vehicle that is immediately ahead of the host vehicle. The method includes determining a relative headway distance and a relative velocity between the host vehicle and the preceding vehicle, and an acceleration rate of the preceding vehicle. The method includes receiving message packets transmitted from a leading vehicle and the message packets contain parameters of the leading vehicle including an acceleration rate of the leading vehicle. Further, the method includes calculating an acceleration control rate for the host vehicle to maintain the headway reference distance between the host vehicle and the preceding vehicle, based on the relative headway distance, the relative velocity, the acceleration rate of the preceding vehicle, and the acceleration rate of the leading vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigenobu Saigusa, Jovin D'sa, Yoichi Sugimoto, Amer Abughaida
  • Patent number: 10444764
    Abstract: A self-position estimating apparatus includes a storage, a local map generator, a self-position estimator, and an adjuster. The storage stores an environmental map representing a position of an obstacle present in a mobile environment. The local map generator generates a local map representing a relative position of an obstacle present around the mobile body, with respect to the mobile body. The self-position estimator estimates, among a plurality of disposing positions on a local map disposing region set in the environmental map, one of the disposing positions where most exact matching is obtained between the local map and the environmental map, as a first self-position. The self-position estimator estimates a rotation angle of the local map at the disposing position as a first posture. The adjuster adjusts a size of the local map disposing region according to a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MACHINERY, LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Nakano, Toshiki Harada
  • Patent number: 10448206
    Abstract: A method for safely and efficiently requesting transportation services through the use of mobile communications devices capable of geographic location is described. Individual and package transportation may be provided. 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: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Lyft, Inc.
    Inventors: Olaf Martin Lubeck, John H. Hall
  • Patent number: 10436603
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes: an automated drive control unit that performs automated driving where at least one of speed control and steering control of a vehicle is performed automatically; a route guidance unit that decides a traveling route over which the vehicle will travel to a destination that has been set, and performs guidance to the decided traveling route; and a presentation unit that presents, to the passenger, at least one of an automated drive proportion that indicates the proportion of the traveling route to the destination where the automated driving can be performed, distance over which automated driving can be performed, predicted driving time over which automated driving can be performed, timing for performing the automated driving, and number of times of performing the automated driving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Mimura, Kohei Okimoto, Naotaka Kumakiri
  • Patent number: 10440321
    Abstract: The present application discloses a video processing method and system based on car-hailing order. The method comprises: a driver terminal confirming acceptance of the car-hailing order; the driver terminal receiving a video connection request initiated by a user terminal corresponding to the car-hailing order; and the driver terminal providing real-time video information to the user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junjie Zhao
  • Patent number: 10436597
    Abstract: A request for directions for traveling to a destination is received via a user interface of a user device, where a mode of transport is not selected via the user interface. A current geographic context of the user device is determined, and suggested mode of transport for travelling to the destination is determined based on the current geographic context. Directions for travelling to the destination using the suggested mode of transport are obtained and provided via the user interface of the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Alex Faaborg
  • Patent number: 10433105
    Abstract: Technologies are described for generating geographically-driven group communications involve maintaining location information for multiple user devices, data defining geographic regions, and rules that identify a geographical region to which the rules applies and a communication and payload to be sent. When an update in the location information, geographical regions or rules is detected, an evaluation is performed to determine whether a user client device is located in the geographical region identified for the rule. If so, the communication and payload defined in the rule are sent to the user client devices for a group of users located in the geographical region for the rule. In some examples, the rule defines a group characteristic condition and the communication and payload are sent to the user client devices for users that satisfy the group characteristic condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Clark L. Masterson, Felix Gerard Torquil Ifor Andrew, Fernando Henrique Inocêncio Borba Ferreira, Joao Celestino Leite Pinheiro De Paiva, William David Carr
  • Patent number: 10422655
    Abstract: A vehicular display device includes a display configured to display an image in a display area that overlaps a position of a windshield of a vehicle, a display processor configured to display a direction guide image in the display area in a manner superimposed on a road on which the vehicle is traveling, the direction guide image being an image showing a turn position where the vehicle is to make a turn on the road, and a display pattern determiner configured to determine a display pattern of the direction guide image based on a traveling speed of the vehicle. The display pattern determiner determines the display pattern such that, the higher the traveling speed is, the longer a length from a top end to a bottom end of the direction guide image is.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norio Kosaka, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Hiroshi Watanabe, Masayuki Shishido, Kenji Maruyama
  • Patent number: 10422651
    Abstract: A route information acquisition unit acquires a waypoint information piece including a route information piece concerning a waypoint on a route from a departure place to a destination, from each external database device. A route reproduction unit reproduces each of acquired route information pieces in the format used in a route evaluation apparatus. On the basis of the evaluation criteria stored in an evaluation criterion storage unit, a route evaluation unit generates an evaluation result by calculating a time and a distance concerning a route including the waypoint represented by the waypoint information piece, and evaluates the route information pieces. A display control unit controls a display unit such that the display unit displays the generated evaluation result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Adachi, Masahiko Ikawa, Hiroki Konaka
  • Patent number: 10415984
    Abstract: A transport service system determines the accuracy of a map matched trajectory using a forward probability algorithm. A transport vehicle on a trip relays location data to the system. The system uses a map of the corresponding area and the location data to calculate an emission probability, the likelihood of a candidate road being associated with a location data point, and a transition probability, the likelihood of a second state occurring after a first state. The joint probability of the emission and transition probabilities is used to determine a total number of zero forward probability occurrences and an average forward probability associated with the trip. These metrics are used to measure the accuracy of the map matching algorithm for the trip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiao Cai, Shijing Yao, Thi Duong Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10393533
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for selecting a first travel route for a vehicle from a database based on particulate filter regeneration requirements and an inferred initial driver state of mind. In one example, the initial driver state of mind may be selected based on a past driver history, and during travel along the first travel route, the driver state of mind may be updated based on the driver interactions with traffic. The route selection may also be updated based on the updated driver state of mind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Devesh Upadhyay, Michael Brendan Hopka
  • Patent number: 10378904
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, one or more systems, methods and/or processes may determine a location of a remote object (e.g., a point and/or area of interest, landmark, structure that “looks interesting”, buoy, anchored boat, etc.). For example, the location of a remote object may be determined via a first bearing, at a first location, and a second bearing, at a second location, to the remote object. For instance, the first and second locations can be determined via a position device, such as a global positioning system device. In one or more embodiments, the location of the remote object may be based on the first location, the second location, the first bearing, and the second bearing. For example, the location of the remote object may be provided to a user via a map. For instance, turn-by-turn direction to the location of the remote object may be provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Ian Michael Fink
  • Patent number: 10371533
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a method of determining speed information, comprising receiving traffic monitoring information navigation devices (610), wherein the traffic monitoring information includes identification information identifying a mobile device (630), location information indicating a geographic locations (910, 920) at which the identification information was received from the mobile device (630), and temporal information indicating times at which the identification information was received, and determining speed information associated with the mobile device from the traffic monitoring information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: TOMTOM GLOBAL CONTENT B.V.
    Inventor: Christopher Kenneth Hoover Wilson
  • Patent number: 10368206
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application disclose a map generation system and method. By scanning or processing an article in an article shelf, the technical solution of an embodiment of the present application may take as a position of the article a position of a handheld terminal at the time of the scanning or the processing, or take as the position of the article a position of a wireless apparatus corresponding to the scanned or processed article, to generate a navigation map according to the position of each article. The embodiment of the present application realizes the automatic generation of the map and improves the accuracy of drawing the map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SHANG HAI PAN SHI TOU ZI GUAN LI YOU XIAN GONG SI
    Inventors: Zhongguang Pan, Yanmei Teng
  • Patent number: 10362445
    Abstract: A method for safely and efficiently requesting transportation services through the use of mobile communications devices capable of geographic location is described. Individual and package transportation may be provided. 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: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: LYFT, INC.
    Inventors: Olaf Martin Lubeck, John H. Hall
  • Patent number: 10311729
    Abstract: A navigation system includes: a traffic condition calculation unit (222) that calculates an evaluation value indicating a traffic condition of each road segment included in a target area; a guidance route determination unit (223) that determines a route in which a degree of non-congestion based on the traffic condition evaluation value of a road segment included in a route to a destination of each vehicle is the highest as a guidance route on the basis of the traffic condition evaluation value calculated by the traffic condition calculation unit and the destination of each vehicle; and a guidance route providing unit (224) that provides the guidance routes determined by the guidance route determination unit to a driver of the corresponding vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES MACHINERY SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kiichi Sugimoto, Ryota Hiura, Takeshi Fukase, Takuma Okazaki
  • 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 König, 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