Based On Traffic Condition (e.g., Congestion, Etc.) Patents (Class 701/414)
  • Patent number: 11494856
    Abstract: A method for providing economic information based on geographic parameters that includes providing a map for display on a device, receiving a user-defined area on the map, and providing data relating to the user-defined area. Obtaining the relevant information or data about a particular geographic region frequently involves consulting a plurality of sources. The current method is much more efficient and cost effective to retrieve from fewer sources and provide the information in a quick and easy to comprehend format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Meyers, Kent Mouton, Barry Schlesinger
  • Patent number: 11466999
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for mitigating the risks associated with operating an autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle by using calculated route traversal values to select less risky travel routes and/or modify vehicle operation. Various approaches to achieving this risk mitigation are presented. A computing device is configured to generate a database of route traversal values. This device may receive a variety of historical route traversal information, real-time vehicle information, and/or route information from one of more data sources and calculate a route traversal value for the associated driving route. Subsequently, the computing device may provide the associated route traversal value to other devices, such as a vehicle navigation device associated with the autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle. An insurance company may use this information to help determine insurance premiums for autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicles by analyzing and/or mitigating the risk associated with operating those vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventor: Mark V. Slusar
  • Patent number: 11438165
    Abstract: A method for processing a transaction request, implementable by a first transaction node, may comprise: acquiring transaction data of a target transaction, wherein the first transaction node participates in the target transaction; determining, according to the transaction data, a transaction abstract after a plurality of transaction nodes each sign a data abstract of the transaction data, wherein the transaction nodes comprise at least the first transaction node and one or more second transaction nodes; generating a transaction request that comprises the transaction abstract; and broadcasting the transaction request to one or more consensus nodes, causing the consensus nodes to each save the transaction abstract in the transaction request into a blockchain after the transaction abstract passes consensus verification, the consensus nodes being blockchain nodes, wherein the transaction nodes and the consensus nodes are blockchain nodes of a blockchain network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: ADVANCED NEW TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ning Li
  • Patent number: 11409285
    Abstract: A method and system for navigating traffic for an autonomously controllable vehicle operates by detecting at least one target vehicle within a traffic environment with at least one sensor disposed on a primary vehicle. The system obtains information with a plurality of sensors disposed on the primary vehicle of the traffic environment and the at least target vehicle and predicts a maneuver of the at least one target vehicle with a controller disposed on the primary vehicle for a future time based on the information obtained relating to the traffic environment and the at least one target vehicle. The system further generates a recommended path for the primary vehicle with the controller that avoids conflicts with a future position of the at least one target vehicle based on predicted maneuvers of the at least one target vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Xian Zhang
  • Patent number: 11367118
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for optimizing a graph. The graph can be generated with a source node, a plurality of item nodes, and a terminal node. Once generated, the graph can be optimized to determine a lowest cost flow from the source node to the terminal node based at least in part on respective budget measurements. A first account node and a first item node can be determined and an account corresponding to the first account node, as well as information that identifies an item corresponding to the first item node can be transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale Struble, Rahul Makhijani, Yi Liu, Shreya Chakrabarti
  • Patent number: 11347229
    Abstract: The purpose of this invention is to be able to appropriately calculate the range of surrounding roads which needs to be provided for a preset travel route. This information management device is equipped with a travel range specifying unit which specifies the travel range which is the range of roads on which a vehicle may travel if having deviated from a preset planned route. The travel range specifying unit calculates the travel range on the basis of the time required to recalculate the planned route, and the speed of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Hitachi Astemo, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuya Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11340078
    Abstract: An approach is provided for path recovery when using map-based dynamic location sampling. The approach, for instance, involves initiating a capture of a current location of a vehicle on a road segment by a location sensor based on a keep-alive sampling rate. The location sensor is configured to operate at a sampling rate that is reduced from a default sampling rate in addition to the keep-alive sampling rate. The approach also involves determining a predicted location of the vehicle based on an estimated time of arrival of the vehicle at an end node of the road segment. The estimated time of arrival is based on historical traversal time data for the road segment. The approach further involves reconfiguring the location sensor to operate at the default sampling frequency based on determining that the predicted location differs from the current location by more than a threshold distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Daniel Schmidt, Marina Ousov Fridin, Yelena Shnaider, Inna Branevich, Alexander Maryanovsky, Marcelo Savignano
  • Patent number: 11285996
    Abstract: A parking assist system is provided with: a first estimator configured to estimate a first time, which is a time required for a parking control preliminary operation of manually moving a vehicle to a position in which the parking control can be started; a second estimator configured to estimate a second time, which is a time required for a manual parking operation of manually parking the vehicle in a parking space; a determinator configured to determine whether or not it is in a situation to perform the manual parking operation rather than the parking control preliminary operation, on the basis of the first time and the second time; and a proposing device configured to propose performing the manual parking operation to an occupant of the vehicle if it is determined that it is in the situation to perform the manual parking operation rather than the parking control preliminary operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Issei Matsunaga, Koji Taguchi
  • Patent number: 11279256
    Abstract: Personal mobility vehicles, their various components, methods and systems for controlling, using, tracking, and/or interacting with personal mobility vehicles, and methods and systems for integrating personal mobility vehicles within dynamic transportation networks so that a personal mobility vehicle (PMV) can be used in combination with a vehicle of a transportation provider to efficiently complete a transportation request are discussed. For example, a PMV may be used in combination with a lane-constrained vehicle to improve travel time between two locations in situations where the time it may take for a lane-constrained vehicle to reach the starting location may be affected by traffic congestion at the starting location. The PMV may transport a transportation requestor from a starting location to an intermediate location away from the traffic congestion to then transfer to a lane-constrained vehicle for the remainder of the trip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Lyft, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Ellis Whitt, Steven James Martisauskas, Dor Levi
  • Patent number: 11270484
    Abstract: Systems and methods for semantic segmentation of a source geometry are provided. The method includes providing a vector image of a location; generating a raster image from the vector image, the raster image including at least one partition, the at least one partition including a plurality of pixels; assigning a pixel class label to each of the plurality of pixels, the pixel class label including a usage type; and assigning a partition class label to the at least one partition based on the pixel class labels assigned to the plurality of pixels, wherein the partition class label includes a usage type for the partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: MappedIn Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Hartfiel, Erkang Wei
  • Patent number: 11250845
    Abstract: A virtual assistance system for a vehicle is provided. The virtual assistance system includes one or more processors, one or more memory modules communicatively coupled to the one or more processors, an input device communicatively coupled to the one or more processors, an output device communicatively coupled to the one or more processors, and machine readable instructions stored in the one or more memory modules. The virtual assistance system receives, through the input device, a request for an item from a user, retrieves a location of an entity associated the item, calculates an estimated arrival time when the vehicle will arrive at the location, compares the estimated arrival time with a predetermined time associated with the entity, and instructs the output device to generate a delivery prompt related to the item in response to comparing the estimated arrival time with the predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA CONNECTED NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Brian M. Kursar
  • Patent number: 11237013
    Abstract: Described are a system, method, and computer program product for machine-learning-based traffic prediction. The method includes receiving historic transaction data including a plurality of transactions. The method also includes generating, using a machine-learning classification model, a transportation categorization for at least one consumer. The method further includes receiving at least one message associated with at least one transaction, identifying at least one geographic node of activity in the region, and generating an estimate of traffic intensity for the at least one geographic node of activity. The method further includes comparing the estimate of traffic intensity to a threshold of traffic intensity and, in response to determining that the estimate of traffic intensity satisfies the threshold: generating a communication configured to cause at least one navigation device to modify a navigation route; and communicating the communication to the at least one navigation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventor: Madhavan Seshadri
  • Patent number: 11175152
    Abstract: A method for risk determination of a route includes collecting a set of inputs and determining a set of risk scores. Additionally, the method can include any or all of: processing the set of inputs; organizing the set of inputs; determining a model based on the set of inputs; determining a set of risk scores; producing an outputs based on the set of risk scores; and/or any other suitable processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Zendrive, Inc.
    Inventors: Jayanta Kumar Pal, Vishal Verma, Shivam Singh, Pankaj Risbood, Jonathan Matus
  • Patent number: 11119502
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes a communication device, a sensor and a controller. The communication device is configured to receive information from at least one of a mobile application connected to the host vehicle and a local knowledge source. The sensor is configured to detect external conditions in a vicinity of the host vehicle equipped with the vehicle control system. The controller is programmed to detect a social place based on the information from at least one of the mobile application connected to the vehicle and the local knowledge source, to select a driving mode based on the social place that was detected, and to control the host vehicle based on the driving mode that was selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Melissa Cefkin
  • Patent number: 11120395
    Abstract: A delivery system includes a vehicle and a management server configured to communicate with the vehicle. The vehicle is configured to perform unmanned driving and used to deliver a baggage to a designated delivery destination. When an arrival time of a user, who moves to the delivery destination without riding on the vehicle, to the delivery destination is set, the management server is configured to transmit, to the vehicle, an instruction for moving the vehicle in accordance with a delivery route searched to allow the vehicle to reach the delivery destination at the set arrival time. The vehicle moves to the delivery destination in accordance with the instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naomi Kataoka, Toshiaki Niwa, Yasuhiro Baba, Katsuhiko Yourou, Kazuyuki Kagawa
  • Patent number: 11091142
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems comprising vehicle fleet management systems are disclosed. One embodiment is a method that provides a plurality of predetermined powertrain trim templates, where each of the plurality of predetermined powertrain trim templates specifies a plurality of powertrain trim parameters implementable by an electronic powertrain control system to control one or more operational response characteristics of the powertrain. The method includes selecting one of the plurality of predetermined powertrain trim templates and one of a plurality of vehicles of a vehicle fleet to receive the selected one of the plurality of predetermined powertrain trim templates. In response to the act of selecting one of the plurality of predetermined powertrain trim templates, the method transmits via a telematics network one or more modified powertrain trim parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Cummins Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Remington, Daniel Reed Dempsey, Steven W. Reedy, Jason A. Owens, Radhika Cherukuru
  • Patent number: 11060877
    Abstract: Opportunistic fueling for car hailing autonomous vehicles are disclosed herein. An example method includes evaluating a trip schedule having one or more destinations for a vehicle, calculating a plurality of potential routes based on the trip schedule with fueling options along a proposed path of travel for the vehicle, applying one or more vehicle fueling constraints, selecting an optimized route from the plurality of potential routes for the vehicle using the one or more vehicle fueling constraints, and completing the trip schedule using the optimized route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Aed M. Dudar, Finn Tseng
  • Patent number: 11064324
    Abstract: Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention can proactively determine if an individual is likely in need of roadside assistance. Information can be collected from the individual's phone, including the person's location, the type of road, ambient noise, and/or motion of nearby objects. If it is determined that the individual likely needs roadside assistance, the system can proactively contact the individual to see if roadside assistance is desired, and if so, initiates roadside assistance. The system also can provide helpful information, such as safety information, and/or automatically contact other individuals to alert them of the roadside event and the location of the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Emad S. Isaac, Tao Chen, Manjunath Rao, Umamaheshwar R. Uppada, Rodolfo Roberto Ballesteros, Stephen Robert Newell
  • Patent number: 11036784
    Abstract: Migrating and delivering data content to a traveling user is provided. A pattern of data access corresponding to a user is determined. The pattern of data access includes previous data access requests made by the user and data to-be delivered to the user. A travel plan corresponding to the user is determined. The travel plan includes a set of intermediate data delivery destinations based on travel mode, travel route, travel schedule, and geographic locations of stops corresponding to the set of intermediate data delivery destinations. The data content is migrated to a set of data storage locations as the user travels based on the pattern of data access, the travel plan, and the set of intermediate data delivery destinations along the travel route. The data content is delivered to the user at geographic locations corresponding to the set of data storage locations as the user travels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael E. Alexander, Kimberly G. Starks, Gandhi Sivakumar, Kushal Patel, Sarvesh Patel
  • Patent number: 11022460
    Abstract: A method comprises determining a first location of a vehicle being driven by a road user and retrieving, from a first database, a first set of parking information. Each entry in the first set of parking information is associated with a physical location that is within a first distance of the first location. For each entry in the first set of parking information, the method comprises displaying, on a graphical user interface, a symbol at a virtual location corresponding to the physical location associated with the entry. The method comprises determining a second location of the vehicle and, if the second location is above a first threshold distance away from the first location and retrieving, from the first database, a second set of parking information. Each entry in the second set of parking information being associated with a physical location that is within a second distance of the second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Malczyk, Matthew Shine, Isabella Williamson, Tom Drake
  • Patent number: 11017475
    Abstract: Methods and systems described in this disclosure determine area with an elevated risk of being involved in an accident, where a driver of an insured vehicle is expected to drive the insured vehicle through the area. The elevated risk may be a risk with a risk score greater than a first threshold. An alternative route that avoids the area of elevated risk can be determined. In some embodiments, an insurance discount is calculated for the policyholder of the insured vehicle if the alternative route is taken. A visual representation of the alternative route and the insurance discount if the alternative route is taken can be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION (USAA)
    Inventor: Susan Dunham
  • Patent number: 10997589
    Abstract: A device may determine information that identifies a location of a projectable transaction card. The device may determine that the location of the projectable transaction card is in proximity to a location associated with an account entity. The device may determine navigation information based on determining that the location of the projectable transaction card is in proximity to the location associated with the account entity. The navigation information includes information for navigating from the location of the projectable transaction card to the location associated with the account entity. The device may provide the navigation information for display on a display screen of the projectable transaction card. The navigation information is not provided for display on the display screen of the projectable transaction card prior to the location of the projectable transaction card being in proximity to the location associated with the account entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventor: Sam Taffer
  • Patent number: 10994411
    Abstract: A mobile phone robot is able to perform multi-touch operations on a mobile phone. A fastener holds a mobile phone stationary relative to the mobile phone robot. A first robot arm subsystem controls location and timing of contact of a first stylus tip with a touchscreen of the mobile phone. A second robot arm subsystem controls location and timing of contact of a stylus tip with a touchscreen of the mobile phone. Screen mirroring technology is used to capture images displayed by the mobile phone. Control circuitry controls the first robot arm subsystem and the second robot arm subsystem. The control circuitry processes the images captured by the screen mirroring technology to detect text displayed within the image and to detect layout of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: AIPPS, LLC.
    Inventor: Song Chen
  • Patent number: 10948577
    Abstract: A computing device is configured to receive a plurality of sets of sonar data, current locations associated with the sonar data, and condition parameters associated with the plurality of sets of sonar data from one or more marine electronic devices. The computing device receives a request from a user to display a condition and location based fishing activity s report. The request indicating a location and a condition parameter associated with desired fishing activity. The computing device filters the plurality of sets of the sonar data based on the request to generate a fishing activity report including one or more portions of the plurality of sets of the sonar data that are associated with the indicated location and the condition parameter and causes display of the fishing activity report on a screen such that the one or more portions of the plurality of sets of the sonar data are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: NAVICO HOLDING AS
    Inventor: Kristopher C. Snyder
  • Patent number: 10943484
    Abstract: A lane scheduling method includes: receiving, by a management device, a road resource allocation request sent by a vehicle, where the road resource allocation request includes at least one road segment identifier, the road segment identifier is used to identify a logical road segment expected to be used by the vehicle, the logical road segment is a logical segment of a road on which the vehicle moves, and the logical segmentation segments a lane included in the road into logical lanes; allocating a road resource to the vehicle based on the road resource allocation request, where the road resource includes at least one logical lane corresponding to the at least one road segment identifier; and sending a lane identifier of the at least one logical lane to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yangbo Lin
  • Patent number: 10926767
    Abstract: A lane change from a lane which is currently being travelled in by the motor vehicle to an adjacent lane is carried out autonomously if a recommendation to change the lane is output by a control device. The recommendation to change from a relatively fast lane to a slower lane is out-put by the control device if (1) a lane change is possible without putting at risk the motor vehicle and/or another vehicle travelling on the slower lane, (2) the motor vehicle is not being prevented from travelling at a predefined speed by another vehicle travelling ahead in the lane which is currently being travelled in, and (3) no other vehicle which is travelling at a higher speed than the speed of the motor vehicle is detected in the slower lane at a specific distance behind the motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Conti Temic microelectronic GmbH
    Inventor: G√ľnter Anton Fendt
  • Patent number: 10890459
    Abstract: A method for generating navigation routes for a vehicle includes: receiving an origin position, in a road network, of the vehicle; receiving a destination position, in the road network; receiving a user preference from a user interface device, the user preference indicating a tradeoff value having one of a plurality of values between travel time and energy efficiency; computing a time value for each of a plurality of road segments of the road network using a time consumption model; computing an energy consumption for each of the plurality of road segments of the road network using an energy consumption model; identifying a weighted route from the origin position to the destination position based on the time value and the energy consumption for the road segments and based on the user preference; and supplying the identified weighted route to a navigation system of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventors: John Matsumura, Kyle Siler-Evans
  • Patent number: 10890813
    Abstract: Provided are an electronic device and a manufacturing method therefor such that, when connecting a first electronic component configured to have a step difference near an external connection terminal to a second electronic component via wiring, the size increase of a manufacturing device can be avoided, wiring can be carried out at a low-cost, and the reliability of the wiring connections can be improved. An LCD (10) and an IC (20) are embedded and exposed in a resin molding (30) in such a manner that a connection electrode (13a) of the LCD (10) and an electrode of the IC (20) are positioned on the same plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Wakahiro Kawai, Takafumi Bessho
  • Patent number: 10885539
    Abstract: A safe driving currency system may obtain telematics data indicative of a driver's operation of a vehicle, determine whether a driver is engaged in safe operation of a vehicle, and award safe driving currency (e.g., driving points) for operating the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver may also enter safe driving tournaments to obtain safe driving currency. The driver may then use the safe driving currency to obtain user-selectable electronic and/or real-world benefits. For instance, the driver may use the safe driving currency to purchase an item in a video game or a physical good or service from a vendor (e.g., hotels, gas stations, coffee shops, online stores, etc.). As the driver traverses a route, the driver may be notified of vendors along the route at which the driver may spend the driver's safe driving currency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Arity International Limited
    Inventors: Ginger Purgatorio, Orlando E. Mercado
  • Patent number: 10866110
    Abstract: A navigation device includes a communication unit; a display; an input unit for receiving an input of data; a communication unit; and a controller for controlling operation of the display and the input unit. The controller connects to a data server through the communication unit, requests path setting information to the data server, receives the path setting information from the data server, acquires present position information of the navigation device, acquires a user moving path by reflecting the acquired position information and the received path setting information, and sets the user moving path as a guidance path. In this case, the path setting information is generated in another electronic device or the data server based on user input information input from another electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: THINKWARE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hyungjun Kim
  • Patent number: 10859390
    Abstract: To provide remote services, including dynamic, interactive assistance to electric vehicle (EV) users, a central server is arranged for electronic communications with EVs (15) and with client devices (11). The server also communicates with at least one EV charging station network, which in turn communicate with individual charging stations (30). Remote services may include trip planning, locating charging stations, checking availability and suitability of charging stations, making reservations at charging stations, and updating plans en route. The server collects data from the EV and analyzes the data to determine various statistics. The system advises a user on readiness of the EV to complete a proposed trip before recharging the EV batteries. Client devices may include smart phones, computers, or a head unit in the EV. Application software programs are executable on the client devices to provide user interfaces for accessing the remote services and for communicating with the central server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Airbiquity Inc.
    Inventors: Sheldon Fisher, Bheemrao Zhade
  • Patent number: 10830604
    Abstract: A method of detecting the closure of a navigable element forming part of a network of navigable elements within a geographic area. A server obtains positional data relating to the movement of a plurality of devices along the navigable element with respect to time. The positional data is used to determine an elapsed time since a device was last detected on the navigable element, and the determined elapsed time is compared to an expected time interval between consecutive devices being detected on the navigable element. The navigable element is identified as being potentially closed, subject to one or more optional validation steps, when the determined elapsed time exceeds the expected time interval, e.g. by a predetermined amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: TOMTOM GLOBAL CONTENT, B.V.
    Inventors: Arne Kesting, Nikolaus Witte, Jean-Claude Mattelaer
  • Patent number: 10832570
    Abstract: Vehicle road usage is monitored via vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication. From each of a plurality of vehicles via one or more RSUs communicating with vehicles using V2X communication, anonymized data is received indicating routing of the respective vehicle along roadways over time and location. From each of the plurality of vehicles via the one or more RSUs, non-anonymized usage amounts are received indicative of a cost incurred by the respective vehicle for overall usage of the roadway by the respective vehicle, the usage amounts being computed by the respective vehicle according to usage metrics broadcast by the one or more RSUs. Roadway areas of high roadway usage are identified according to the anonymized data. The usage metrics are updated to incentivize alternative routes to routes traversing the roadway areas of high roadway usage. The usage metrics, as updated, are broadcast for receipt by the plurality of vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Samer Ibrahim, Jovan Milivoje Zagajac, Krishna Bandi, Syed Amaar Ahmad, Azin Neishaboori, Sushanta Das, Ivan Vukovic
  • Patent number: 10801854
    Abstract: A navigation method for the visually impaired includes the following steps. After obtaining construction information and/or real-time traffic information, a server can transmit the construction information and/or real-time traffic information according to a geographical location. Each traffic condition information transmission device can receive the construction information and/or the real-time traffic information corresponding to a location thereof and forward the construction information and/or the real-time traffic information. A mobile device can modify a navigation route after receiving the construction information and/or the real-time traffic information transmitted from any traffic information transmission device on the navigation route, and the mobile device can convert the construction information and/or the real-time traffic information into a speech message and convert the modified navigation route into a real-time speech guiding message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignees: INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chaucer Chiu
  • Patent number: 10793161
    Abstract: Systems and methods of selective driver coaching are provided. Driver coaching systems learn the characteristics of a deceleration event. With the goal of increasing recouped energy while operating a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), driver coaching systems predict when the HEV can begin coasting at the start of the deceleration event. In this way, the amount of time during which regenerative braking can be applied may be increased. Coaching cues are provided to the driver so that the HEV can be operated in way that achieves the goal of increasing recouped energy. However, engaging in excessive regenerative breaking can negate its advantages if the amount needed to reaccelerate the HEV to a cruising/steady speed is too great. Selective driver coaching provides coaching cues only if the operating efficiency of the HEV exceeds the operating efficiency of the HEV when controlled by the driver without coaching cues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Geoffrey D. Gaither, Joshua D. Payne
  • Patent number: 10715444
    Abstract: A traffic volume determination system includes: a storage device configured to store a first table configured to store information identifying a first link and a second link having a correlation degree, which exceeds a threshold, of a traffic volume, and a second table configured to store information indicating a first reference traffic volume and information indicating a second reference traffic volume; and a computer configured to determine that the first link is closed when a probability that an first event and a second event occur at a same time is statistically significantly small, the first event being an event in which an actual traffic volume of the first link is significantly lower than the first reference traffic volume, the second event being an event in which an actual traffic volume of the second link is significantly higher than the second reference traffic volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Xin Jin, Toshinori Takayama
  • Patent number: 10712161
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and apparatuses for providing navigation. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving a starting point and a destination from a user; calculating a plurality of routes between the starting point and the destination; receiving traffic information and traffic sign information associated with the plurality of routes; calculating transportation conditions during a set period of time in the future for each of the plurality of routes based on the traffic information and traffic sign information; selecting a recommended route from the plurality of routes based on the transportation conditions; and displaying the recommended route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
    Inventors: Wanli Min, Rui Wang, Yu Wang, Jinming Wang
  • Patent number: 10678250
    Abstract: A method for adaptive risk modeling for an autonomous vehicle, the method comprising: retrieving parameters of an identified driving mission of the autonomous vehicle; in response to the parameters of the identified driving mission, generating values of: a comparative autonomous parameter, a mix model parameter, a surrounding risk parameter, a geographic operation parameter, and a security risk parameter upon evaluating situational inputs associated with the identified driving mission with a comparative autonomous model, a mix model, a sensor-surrounding model, a geography-dependent model, and a security risk model generated using sensor and supplementary data extraction systems associated with the autonomous vehicle; upon generating values, generating a risk analysis with a rule-based algorithm; and contemporaneously with execution of the identified driving mission, implementing a response action associated with control of the autonomous vehicle, based upon the risk analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Zendrive, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Matus, Pankaj Risbood
  • Patent number: 10591309
    Abstract: An operation of an autonomous vehicle is provided. The operation includes receiving first input reflective of a route to be traveled and second input reflective of trip experience preferences and searching for driving experience data related to the route. The operation further includes aggregating the first and second inputs with the driving experience data and plotting a travel plan incorporating the aggregated first and second inputs and the driving experience data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric V. Kline, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10582354
    Abstract: Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention can proactively determine if an individual is likely in need of roadside assistance. Information can be collected from the individual's phone, including the person's location, the type of road, ambient noise, and/or motion of nearby objects. If it is determined that the individual likely needs roadside assistance, the system can proactively contact the individual to see if roadside assistance is desired, and if so, initiates roadside assistance. The system also can provide helpful information, such as safety information, and/or automatically contact other individuals to alert them of the roadside event and the location of the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Emad S. Isaac, Tao Chen, Manjunath Rao, Umamaheshwar R. Uppada, Rodolfo Roberto Ballesteros, Stephen Robert Newell
  • Patent number: 10505824
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for network monitoring and analytics are disclosed. The methods, systems, and apparatus for network monitoring and analytics perform highly probable identification of related messages using one or more sparse hash function sets. Highly probable identification of related messages enables a network monitoring and analytics system to trace the trajectory of a message traversing the network and measure the delay for the message between observation points. The sparse hash function value, or identity, enables a network monitoring and analytics system to identify the transit path, transit time, entry point, exit point, and/or other information about individual packets and to identify bottlenecks, broken paths, lost data, and other network analytics by aggregating individual message data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: LUMINOUS CYBER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jian L. Zhen
  • Patent number: 10431089
    Abstract: A system for interacting with data of a vehicle history database includes an interface and a processor. The interface is configured to receive sensor data associated with one or more nearby vehicles. The processor is configured to determine vehicle data associated with the one or more nearby vehicles based at least in part on the sensor data; provide the vehicle data to a vehicle history database; receive vehicle history data associated with the one or more nearby vehicles from the vehicle history database; and indicate a feedback action based at least in part on the vehicle history data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Lytx, Inc.
    Inventor: Vincent Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10421396
    Abstract: Systems and methods are directed to signaling status of an autonomous vehicle to a rider or potential rider. In one example, a computer-implemented method for communicating autonomous vehicle status includes obtaining, by a computing system comprising one or more computing devices, data associated with a state of an autonomous vehicle. The method further includes determining, by the computing system, one or more vehicle indications indicative of the state of the autonomous vehicle based at least in part on the data associated with the state of the autonomous vehicle. The method further includes providing, by the computing system, control data for one or more visual indicators associated with the autonomous vehicle to communicate the one or more determined vehicle indications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric James Hanson, Molly Castle Nix, Sean Chin, Dennis Zhao
  • Patent number: 10424202
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program product are provided in accordance with an example embodiment described herein for providing a recommendation for a parking strategy. A method may be provided for providing the recommendation for a parking strategy for a vehicle in vicinity of a link that includes: determining an availability metric for the link; determining a turnover metric of vehicles in the link; calculating, by a processor, a strategy metric based on a function of at least the availability metric and the turnover metric, for identifying a strategy for providing parking related recommendation, and providing data for indicating the identified strategy for parking to a user interface. The data for indication may include data for indicating a route for the vehicle on the user interface to navigate to a favorable parking spot in the vicinity of the link, in accordance with the identified strategy for parking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Jerome Beaurepaire, Olivier Dousse
  • Patent number: 10401182
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for generating restriction-based navigation directions to avoid areas having location-dependent driving restrictions. An electronic device receives a user request for navigation directions from an origin location to a destination location. The electronic device determines multiple sets of navigation directions between the origin location and the destination location, and compares each set of navigation directions to locations associated with driving restrictions to identify driving restrictions that apply to the user's request for navigation directions. Based on rules associated with an identified driving restriction, and user-provided information related to the identified driving restriction, the electronic device determines whether the identified driving restriction applies to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Merav Greenberg, Uri Agassi
  • Patent number: 10394824
    Abstract: In one implementation, a computer-implemented method includes receiving a parameterless search request, which was provided to a mobile computing device, for information that is relevant to a user of the mobile computing device. The method also includes, in response to the received parameterless search request, identifying with a digital computer system one or more results that are determined to be relevant to the user of the mobile computing device based upon a current context of the mobile computing device. The method further includes providing the results for display to a user of the mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Sumit Agarwal, Vivek Paul Gundotra, Alexander Nicolaou
  • Patent number: 10354529
    Abstract: A method involves accelerating the electronic determination of high quality solutions to routing problems by utilizing determined optimized time windows for precomputing optimal path matrices to reduce computer resource usage. The use of traffic windows defined based on changes in rates of change of speeds for traffic on road segments allows for more rapid determination of a set of one or more high quality solutions as compared to requiring on-demand, in-process determination of a shortest path for a particular time during comparison of paths or routes performed as part of a process for determining high quality solutions to the routing problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: MAPANYTHING, INC.
    Inventors: John Brian Stewart, Dinesh Premalal Weerapurage, Timothy Alan Carnes, Christopher Sebastian Groer, Lahiru Sandakith Pileththuwasan Gallege, Chenlu Lou
  • Patent number: 10325493
    Abstract: A method involves accelerating the electronic determination of high quality solutions to routing problems by utilizing determined optimized time windows for precomputing optimal path matrices to reduce computer resource usage. The use of traffic windows defined based on changes in rates of change of speeds for traffic on road segments allows for more rapid determination of a set of one or more high quality solutions as compared to requiring on-demand, in-process determination of a shortest path for a particular time during comparison of paths or routes performed as part of a process for determining high quality solutions to the routing problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: MAPANYTHING, INC.
    Inventors: John Brian Stewart, Dinesh Premalal Weerapurage, Timothy Alan Carnes, Christopher Sebastian Groer, Lahiru Sandakith Pileththuwasan Gallege, Chenlu Lou
  • Patent number: 10314533
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for recommending a route are provided. The route recommending method includes obtaining user's current body information; obtaining geographic information from a current position to a destination; and determining a recommended route to the destination on the basis of the body information and the geographic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jae-young Lee, Cory Kim, Sung-hyun Cho
  • Patent number: 10308175
    Abstract: An illumination apparatus for a vehicle accessory is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a lighting device disposed proximate the vehicle accessory comprising a persistent luminescent portion. The persistent luminescent portion is configured to charge in response to an excitation emission from a light source. The apparatus further comprises a detection sensor configured to detect a device proximate the vehicle and a controller configured to activate the light source in response to the detection. The light source is configured to charge the persistent luminescent portion to emit an output emission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Anthony Dwayne Cooprider