Conditionally Changed Presentation Patents (Class 701/457)
  • Patent number: 10234297
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a processor and memory including computer program code, the memory and computer program code configured to, with the processor, enable the apparatus at least to: receive an indication of disruption to a planned route of travel for a road vehicle following the planned route; based on consideration of contextual data in respect of a location in proximity to the current vehicle location against one or more predefined manoeuvering criteria, dynamically identify a U-turn location on the planned route of travel at which it is possible for the vehicle to perform a U-turn onto a different route of travel; and provide an indication of the dynamically identified U-turn location for use in route navigation onto the different route of travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Jerome Beaurepaire, Jarmo Juhani Kemppainen
  • Patent number: 10151596
    Abstract: An automated method of caching map data for vehicle range projection using a computer system including a processor and a storage includes: retrieving, from the storage to the processor, data corresponding to an area of a map, wherein the retrieved data includes multiple links and multiple nodes; dividing, at the processor, the area of the map into a set of tiles; associating, at the processor, a portion of the retrieved data with each tile in the set of tiles; evaluating, at the processor, each particular link to determine whether the particular link spans multiple tiles from the set of tiles; and dividing, at the processor, the particular link into at least two sub-links if the particular link spans multiple tiles by adding a node at each point the particular link crosses a boundary between two tiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Abalta Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Pavel Stankoulov
  • Patent number: 10027648
    Abstract: In an approach to variable authentication, one or more computer processors receive a request to access secure data from a computing device. The one or more computer processors receive geolocation data associated with the computing device. The one or more computer processors compare the geolocation data to authentication parameters associated with the computing device to determine if the geolocation data falls within the authentication parameters. The one or more computer processors determine whether the geolocation data falls within the authentication parameters. If the geolocation data does not, the one or more computer processors send a request for authentication from the computing device via an authentication method wherein the authentication method corresponds to an identified location and time of the computing device associated with the request to access secure data and a time associated with the request to access secure data. The one or more computer processors receive the authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen D. Bowman, Philip E. Parker
  • Patent number: 9769604
    Abstract: Systems and methods for passive dynamic geofencing on a mobile device are discussed. For example, a method for passive dynamic geofencing can include operations such as monitoring a first parent geofence and a first plurality of child geofences; detecting crossing a boundary of the first parent geofence into a second parent geofence; loading the second parent geofence and a second plurality of child geofences encompassed by the second parent geofence; and monitoring the second parent geofence and the second plurality of child geofences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Nate Lyman, Frank Russo
  • Patent number: 9686357
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to mapping content delivery. A client device provides, to a map management server, a request for a map of a geographic region. The client device receives, from the map management server, an identification of tiles for the map. The client device provides, to a first tile server, a request for the tiles for the map. In response to receiving the tiles from the first tile server: the client device displays the map of the geographic region based on the tiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: William Waldrep, John Carrino, Peter Wilczynski, Daniel Paquette
  • Patent number: 9661293
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a system configured to present primary and secondary, tertiary, etc., virtual reality content to a user. Primary virtual reality content may be displayed to a user, and, responsive to the user turning his view away from the primary virtual reality content, a sensory cue is provided to the user that indicates to the user that his view is no longer directed toward the primary virtual reality content, and secondary, tertiary, etc., virtual reality content may be displayed to the user. Primary virtual reality content may resume when the user returns his view to the primary virtual reality content. Primary virtual reality content may be adjusted based on a user's interaction with the secondary, tertiary, etc., virtual reality content. Secondary, tertiary, etc., virtual reality content may be adjusted based on a user's progression through the primary virtual reality content, or interaction with the primary virtual reality content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Visionary VR, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Michael Ross
  • Patent number: 9618344
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an apparatus may include a circuit that has a first input to receive motion data from at least one of a motion sensor and an optical sensor and that has a second input to receive directional data corresponding to the motion data. The circuit may further include an input/output interface configured to provide data to a display and a control circuit coupled to the first input, the second input, and the input/output interface. The control circuit may be configured to determine a current position based at least in part on the motion data and the directional data and update an indicator on a digital map based on the current position determined from the motion data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventors: Brett Harrison, Bradley Denn, Phillip Reason
  • Patent number: 9517844
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for enhancing situational awareness onboard an aircraft during an aircraft ground maneuver such as when taxiing on a runway or taxiway. A three-dimensional view including airport features is rendered in a first airport region that extends a first predetermined distance (D1) from the aircraft when the aircraft speed is less than a predetermined speed (V1). A three-dimensional view including airport features in a second airport region is rendered that extends beyond D1 when the aircraft speed exceeds V1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Ratan Khatwa, Melissa Ziarnick
  • Patent number: 9442946
    Abstract: A method includes retrieving, at a context sensor associated with an information object, first contextual information from a source external to the context sensor. The first contextual information includes domain-independent information associated with the information object. The method also includes generating second contextual information based on application of at least one derivation rule to the first contextual information. Alternately, or in addition, the second contextual information may be generated based on application of the at least one derivation rule to a combination of the first contextual information and other contextual information associated with another context sensor. The second contextual information includes domain-specific information associated with the information object. The method further includes adding the second contextual information to the information object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jun Yuan, Ali Bahrami
  • Patent number: 9293055
    Abstract: An aircraft taxi control system may include a motor connected to drive a landing gear wheel of the aircraft. A motor controller may be connected to control speed of the motor. The system may also include an aircraft taxi route database, an aircraft position determination unit; an aircraft performance database and a processor configured to a) integrate signals from the aircraft taxi route database, the aircraft position determination unit and aircraft performance database, and b) produce a motor deceleration signal to the motor controller when the aircraft arrives at a predetermined distance from a predetermined location so that the aircraft arrives at the location traveling at a desired speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Nutaro, Patrick Jackson, Jay Sims
  • Patent number: 9235933
    Abstract: There is provided a display control device including an action information acquisition unit that acquires, at an action position of one actor, action information regarding a past action of another actor, an object generation unit that generates a virtual object for virtually indicating a position of the other actor during an action of the one actor based on the acquired action information, and a display control unit that causes a display unit displaying a surrounding scene to superimpose and display the generated virtual object during the action of the one actor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Gen Hamada
  • Patent number: 9208614
    Abstract: There is provided a display control device including an action information acquisition unit that acquires, at an action position of one actor, action information regarding a past action of another actor, an object generation unit that generates a virtual object for virtually indicating a position of the other actor during an action of the one actor based on the acquired action information, and a display control unit that causes a display unit displaying a surrounding scene to superimpose and display the generated virtual object during the action of the one actor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Gen Hamada
  • Patent number: 9202200
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a credibility system that computes credibility scores to quantify the credibility of different businesses and to coalesce the generated credibility scores into various indices. The indices comparatively present the credibility of a particular business relative to other businesses along one or more dimensions. Based on the indices, the system identifies trends in the credibility of a particular business. The system derives preliminary credibility for a new business for which credibility data has not yet been obtained based on credibility that has been previously established for other businesses in an index associated with the new business. The system provides automated services for monitoring credibility of a business and for generating alerts to notify the business that its credibility has reached various thresholds. The system identifies business practices that improve upon or adversely affect the credibility of a particular business.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Credibility Corp.
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Stibel, Aaron B. Stibel, Judith Gentile Hackett, Moujan Kazerani, Jeremy Loeb
  • Patent number: 9041560
    Abstract: A system and method are described for receiving a NOTAM and storing information relating to the distance of a temporarily displaced threshold for a runway. When that runway is selected for approach and landing, the temporarily displaced threshold and new aiming point are automatically displayed. The change made to the display using NOTAM data can be indicated to the pilot by distinct symbology or particular color, or by using an icon or an annunciation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Sadguni Venkataswamy, Prashant Prabhu, Ravindra Jayaprakash, Anil Kumar Songa, Mallikarjuna Narala
  • Patent number: 9031781
    Abstract: A method of operation of a navigation system includes: generating a system message along a route determining a priority value for the system message; sorting the system message based on the priority value and a message play time for the system message; calculating an available play time for the system message; and selecting the system message having the message play time not exceeding the available play time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Telenav, Inc.
    Inventors: Weiying Li, Aliasgar Mumtaz Husain
  • Patent number: 9026359
    Abstract: A method comprising: presenting a three-dimensional environment, comprising routes, to a user by using a selected one of a plurality of perspective views of the environment that corresponds to a current position on a current route; detecting a gesture user input comprising a characteristic that changes in time, and changing the current position on the current route to a new position on a route in response to the gesture user input wherein a first characteristic of the gesture user input determines a direction along the current route of the new position relative to the current position and a second characteristic of the gesture user input determines the new position; and presenting the three-dimensional environment, comprising routes, to the user by using a newly selected one of the plurality of perspective views of the environment that corresponds to the new position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Petros Belimpasakis
  • Patent number: 9007238
    Abstract: Route information for at least a first route and a second route is displayed using display indicators assigned to each route. The routes may be decomposed into discrete segments, some of which may be shared among the routes. Upon determining which segments are shared by routes, the shared segments may be displayed using an interleaved pattern of the display indicators associated with the routes. The interleaved pattern may comprise an alternating pattern of the display indicators associated with the routes. Shared segments may also be displayed in a cycling pattern that includes the respective display indicators of the shared routes. Non-shared segments may be displayed with the respective display indicators for the routes that use that segment. The width of the patterns along the shared segments may be substantially the same as the width of the non-shared segments. In one embodiment, the routes may be fixed. Targets associated with each route may be displayed on the routes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: TransLoc Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Whiton, Justin Harris, Jesse Lovelace
  • Patent number: 9008965
    Abstract: In position measurement device, a positional data acquirer measures a present position to acquire positional data. A positional data storage sequentially stores the positional data acquired by the positional data acquirer. A determiner determines, on the basis of the positional data sequentially stored by the positional data storage and a predetermined criterion, whether a position of a user at a present time is a position of a location to be recorded. And, a locational information storage stores, if the determiner determines that the position of the user at the present time is the position of the location to be recorded, the positional data of the position as locational information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Lenovo Innovations Limited (Hong Kong)
    Inventor: Kenichi Kitatani
  • Patent number: 9002635
    Abstract: A technique is disclosed for enabling collection and/or refinement of digital map information for aiding navigation route planning for vehicles larger than ordinary cars, such as goods-vehicles, buses, and car+caravan combinations. In at least one embodiment, a profile of a vehicle's characteristics, and one or more routes followed, are logged by a navigation device, and fed-back to a server that supports the navigation device with map data updates. At the server, or an alternative processing centre, the fed-back data from plural navigation devices is analysed to observe statistically the patterns of roads used by these vehicles, and to categorise these by the type of vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: TomTom International B.V.
    Inventor: Jeroen Trum
  • Patent number: 8996307
    Abstract: Systems, devices, features, and methods for operations corresponding to disputed territories are disclosed. For example, one method comprises providing different data records corresponding to geographic features in dispute between multiple geographic entities. The different data records may be used to display different views of a disputed area as recognized by the respective geographic entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: HERE Global B. V.
    Inventors: Michael L. Weiland, Jeffrey Painter, Michael P. Dembski, Bart Tielens
  • Patent number: 8990013
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for displaying a search item in a portable terminal is disclosed. When an item (for example, a particular place, a route to a destination place, particular content, etc.), for which the user requests to search, is searched and displayed, the location information regarding the search item can be displayed, in steps, from a wide range (i.e., upper information) to a narrow range (i.e., lower information), thereby the user can intuitively and easily recognize the location of the search item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Yong Kim, Se Jin Kwak
  • Patent number: 8977486
    Abstract: Disclosed is a navigation system and displaying method thereof, which controls the level of protrusion for each piece of indication data displayed on a 3-D screen of the navigation system based on its criticality so as to maximize the legibility of the driver. More specifically, the navigation system includes a GPS receiving member which receives GPS location information, a map data storage member which stores map data including a plurality of indication data, a controlling member which requests a display scope of the map data, corresponding to the received GPS location information, and at least one set of indication data within the display scope, and 3-D data-processes said indication data so that it can be displayed so that the most important data is protruding the most to the driver, and a display member which displays the map data containing the 3-D data-processed indication data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Sung-Tae Cho
  • Patent number: 8930139
    Abstract: Methods for dynamically varying label density and label placement on a map display used in mapping and/or navigation solutions. Label density and label placement on a map display are adjusted dynamically based on: a function class of a road being navigated, a function class of a road to be navigated following an upcoming maneuver, a distance to an upcoming maneuver, and/or a speed a device receiving mapping/navigation services is travelling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Goddard
  • Patent number: 8930136
    Abstract: A personal navigation device configured to determine heading readings continuously using data from a sensor in the personal navigation device. Heading readings are selected corresponding to a periodic event. A representative heading is determined from the selected heading readings. When a portion of the selected heading readings has a value within a range of the representative heading, a static heading indicator is asserted to indicate the personal navigation device is moving in a static heading. The static heading indicator may be used to smooth an estimated trajectory of the personal navigation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Tarkesh Pande, Jaiganesh Balakrishnan, Deric Waters, Goutam Dutta, Jayawardan Janardhanan, Sthanunathan Ramakrishnan, Sandeep Rao, Karthik Ramasubramanian
  • Patent number: 8918281
    Abstract: A navigation apparatus provides a guidance about an exiting road of a circular intersection based on a prestored road and a learned road. The navigation apparatus determines whether or not the learned road is included in connection roads of the circular intersection. When the learned road is not included in the connection roads of the circular intersection, the navigation apparatus provides the guidance about the circular intersection in an exit number mode. When the learned road is included in the connection roads of the circular intersection, the navigation apparatus device provides the guidance about the circular intersection in a learned road guidance mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Seiji Kato
  • Patent number: 8903653
    Abstract: As system for locating a network node may be implemented as a static network device for determining location of a mobile node. The system includes a transceiver for receiving a device identifier over a public network from the mobile node, the device identifier based on a user-configurable parameter and a non-user-configurable parameter of the mobile node, and a processor coupled to the transceiver and to memory containing executable code. When executed, the code effects method steps for: accessing, in response to the transceiver receiving the device identifier, a database of authorized device identifiers corresponding to known mobile nodes, establishing, in response to the device identifier matching one of the authorized device identifiers, a secure private network with the mobile node, and communicating with two additional static network devices, the three static network devices implementing triangulation to determine a location of the mobile node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Uniloc Luxembourg S.A.
    Inventor: Craig Stephen Etchegoyen
  • Patent number: 8898003
    Abstract: Improved designs of navigation devices or systems are disclosed. A navigation device presents a digital map resembling an ambient environment with a certain level of realism, where various objects resembling major structures or signs are presented or superimposed in the map. Depending on the time of the day or the weather condition of the time, the map or the objects therein is caused to be altered correspondingly in a tone that reflects the time or weather.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: InfoGation Corporation
    Inventors: Kent Qing Pu, Ivan Angelov, David Thieme
  • Publication number: 20140336926
    Abstract: Example techniques and systems include generating cluster information to consolidate multiple locations. In one example, a method includes receiving, at a computing device, a plurality of location identifiers corresponding to a plurality of locations at which a mobile computing device was previously located, defining, by the computing device, a plurality of geographic regions based at least in part on the plurality of location identifiers, wherein each of the plurality of geographic regions defines a physical area in which at least one of the plurality of locations is located, selecting, by the computing device, a subset of the plurality of geographic regions based on respective distances between a current location of the mobile computing device and a respective reference point within each of the geographic regions, and outputting, by the computing device and for display, an indication of the subset of the plurality of geographic regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Tushar Jairaj Udeshi, Dale Kris Hawkins, Thomas Carl Stamm, Guang Yang
  • Publication number: 20140336925
    Abstract: Example methods and systems to display map icons, such as icons associated with a traveler or other user associated with a mobile device, based on a determined and/or identified route of travel are described. In some example embodiments, the methods and systems access information identifying a movement of a mobile device, determine a mode of travel of the mobile device, and cause an icon to be displayed, via a mapping application supported by the mobile device, that is based on the determined mode of travel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Jeremiah Joseph Akin
  • Publication number: 20140309924
    Abstract: Techniques are described for seamlessly transitioning from a map that displays out-of-doors elements to a map that displays indoor elements, in response to detecting a transition event. The transition event may be, for example, that a navigation system that is generating the out-of-doors map has moved to an indoors location. Techniques are also provided for navigating to a parking spot in a parking structure. Specifically, users may search for parking spots that satisfy specific criteria. The search for a parking spot that satisfies the criteria may be initiated at the time a trip begins, or may be automatically triggered by some event. For example, a search for available parking spots near a designated destination may be automatically initiated as a user comes within a predetermined distance of the designated destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Devrim Varoglu, Monika Bansal, Swapnil R. Dave
  • Patent number: 8855926
    Abstract: Methods, systems, user interfaces, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer-readable storage medium, for presenting query results. A method includes: receiving a query; responsive to the query, providing a map including a viewport showing a first location and results that are associated with the query; receiving an indication that a user is interacting with the map, including panning, scrolling, repositioning, or zooming, to enable a second, different location to be visible in the viewport; determining that the user has arrived at the second, different location, the second, different location being visible in the viewport as a result of the panning, scrolling, repositioning, or zooming; automatically, without requiring the user to resubmit the query, re-running the query for the second, different location; and presenting query results along with the viewport showing the second, different location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce W. Murphy, Grim H. Iversen
  • Patent number: 8849562
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing instructions to a destination that is revealed upon arrival may include a processor. The processor may be configured to receive indications of context associated with a user, determine a destination for the user based on the context and user information, provide for a presentation of guidance instructions to guide the user to the destination, and reveal the destination to the user only when the user is proximate to the destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Core Wireless Licensing, S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Arto Lehtiniemi, Antti Eronen, Jukka A. Holm
  • Patent number: 8843304
    Abstract: The present technology proposes techniques for managing indoor geolocation conversions based on a user's intent in an indoor location. An advertiser may determine the intent of a user of a mobile device and transmit advertisements to the mobile device related to the determined intent. The intent may be determined based on events that include a location of the mobile device, network browsing history, and a transaction made using the mobile device. The advertisement may provide the user with directions to an item based on location information from the mobile device. The advertisements may also load balance geolocation conversions in order to manage a number of users at a particular location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Cedric Dupont, Andrew Lookingbill
  • Publication number: 20140278067
    Abstract: A system and method may indicate a user location and compass direction on a digital map. Map data may be requested from a remote mapping system server using a client computing device. The request may include a geographic area. The map data may be received from the remote mapping system at the client computing device in response to the request. The client computing device may then determine a user location and a user compass direction at the client computing device and render both the user location and the user compass direction within a digital map of the geographic area at the client computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventor: Google Inc.
  • Publication number: 20140257689
    Abstract: A touch panel device includes a display unit and a controller. The display unit displays, on a map or a nautical chart, a position acquired from a GNSS sensor and a symbol set on the map or the nautical chart. The controller controls, when an operation of specifying the symbol is detected, an auxiliary tool to appear on a display screen of the display unit, the auxiliary tool for recognizing a touch operation of moving the symbol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: FURUNO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadahiro Miichi, Sadao Sato
  • Patent number: 8825393
    Abstract: A method for providing a location service and a mobile terminal are provided. The location service providing method includes determining a positioning method based on location information of the mobile terminal and measurement information used for calculating the location of the mobile terminal, determining a map switch indicator by using at least one of the determined positioning method, the location information, and the measurement information, selecting a global map (i.e., the whole area map) or a local map according to the determined map switch indicator, and indicating the location of the mobile terminal on the selected map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Young Su Cho, Sung Jo Yun, Myung In Ji
  • Patent number: 8825394
    Abstract: A system having a user interface which presents map data Dmap. An analysis unit analyzes map data Dmap, determining a quality Q for these map data Dmap which are to be presented. The determination is based on whether the respective map data Dmap are available and/or reliable. The quality Q is presented graphically by a presentation unit. The risk of wrong decisions being taken on the basis of deficient map data Dmap is reduced considerably, since the user can easily decide whether there are reliable map data or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Scania CV AB
    Inventors: Oskar Johansson, Maria Södergren, Fredrik Roos
  • Patent number: 8786467
    Abstract: A method and a system for displaying an airport or runway moving map with traffic information on a display screen in the cockpit or flight deck of an aircraft. Symbology representing surface and near-surface aircraft and surface vehicle traffic and associated traffic data are filtered to prevent or limit clutter on the display screen. Traffic symbology is automatically and manually filtered to display only relevant traffic. Traffic data is selectively displayed and displayed as/when relevant or needed. The displayed traffic information may be derived from automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast, traffic information system-broadcast, automatic dependent surveillance-rebroadcast, traffic collision avoidance system or other source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Samuel T. Clark, Roglenda R. Bowe, Stephen Bernard Ortman, Jean Marie Crane
  • Patent number: 8781735
    Abstract: Example techniques and systems include generating cluster information to consolidate multiple locations. In one example, a method includes receiving, at a computing device, a plurality of location identifiers corresponding to a plurality of locations at which a mobile computing device was previously located, defining, by the computing device, a plurality of geographic regions based at least in part on the plurality of location identifiers, wherein each of the plurality of geographic regions defines a physical area in which at least one of the plurality of locations is located, selecting, by the computing device, a subset of the plurality of geographic regions based on respective distances between a current location of the mobile computing device and a respective reference point within each of the geographic regions, and outputting, by the computing device and for display, an indication of the subset of the plurality of geographic regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Tushar Udeshi, Dale Hawkins, Tom Carl Stamm, Guang Yang
  • Patent number: 8756009
    Abstract: A portable apparatus includes a position detection unit, an azimuth detection unit, a map image a display control unit acquisition unit, and an orientation detection unit. The position detection unit detects a position of the portable apparatus. The azimuth detection unit detects an azimuth of the portable apparatus. The map image acquisition unit acquires a map image within a range based on the position and the azimuth. The display control unit displays the acquired map image on a display unit. The orientation detection unit detects an orientation of the portable apparatus. The display control unit displays the map image on the display unit according to the detected orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Olympus Imaging Corp.
    Inventor: Hirozumi Arai
  • Patent number: 8751077
    Abstract: A route planning device includes: a search unit that searches for a plurality of facilities located near the minimum-cost route from a current position to the destination, where the battery can be charged; a guided route calculation unit that sets a waypoint on the minimum-cost route via which the moving object can be guided to each facility, and calculates a guided route from the waypoint to the each facility and a first power requirement indicating an amount of power required to travel through the guided route; and a facility designating unit that designates a target facility to which the moving object is to be guided, based upon third power requirements each calculated by adding a second power requirement, indicating an amount of power required to allow the moving object to travel from the current position to the waypoint, to the first power requirement and remaining power in the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoaki Hiruta, Mariko Okude, Masatoshi Kumagai
  • Patent number: 8744755
    Abstract: There is provided a navigation device including a position information acquisition section which acquires a current position, a final destination setting section which sets a final destination, a stop-off genre setting section which sets a genre of a facility to be stopped at, a stop-off point selection section which selects a stop-off point based on a route to the final destination, and a route guidance section which performs notification of a route to the stop-off point at a branch point between the route to the final destination and the route to the stop-off point, shows a route to the stop-off point when entering the route to the stop-off point from the branch point, and switches a guidance destination to the final destination when arriving at the stop-off point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Akira Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 8731824
    Abstract: A vehicle display system includes a display having a display screen which displays an image and provides a touch screen user interface. A controller of the display includes a touch detector which detects a number of fingers touched to a predetermined portion of the display screen, as well as a direction and distance of movement of the number of fingers away from the predetermined portion of the display screen. A navigation mode determiner of the controller determines a navigation mode based on the detected number of fingers. A navigation feature determiner of the controller determines a navigation direction and navigation rate based on the detected direction and distance the number of fingers is moved. An image navigation controller of the controller controls the display to navigate the image displayed on the display screen according to the determined navigation mode, navigation direction, and navigation rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Arthur Alaniz, Fuminobu Kurosawa, Yoshiyuki Habashima
  • Patent number: 8706409
    Abstract: Vehicle management systems and associated processes can consider energy consumption when selecting routes for fleet vehicles. Vehicle management systems and associated processes are described that, in certain embodiments, evaluate vehicle energy usage based on factors such as terrain or elevation, vehicle characteristics, driver characteristics, road conditions, traffic, speed limits, stop time, turn information, traffic information, and weather information, and the like. The features described herein may also be implemented for non-fleet vehicles, such as in personal vehicle navigation systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Telogis, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph Mason, Jason Koch, Howard Jelinek
  • Publication number: 20140107917
    Abstract: A navigation device includes an icon display unit for displaying icons representing predetermined display objects located on a predetermined road ahead of the current location in an elongated display area of a display unit in a linear fashion along a length direction of the display area preferentially in order of proximity to the current location and a predefined distance display unit for displaying an image indicating the predefined distance from the current location in the display area when the icons are displayed. The icon display unit stationarily displays the icons representing display objects located farther than the predefined distance from the current location and movably displays an icon representing a display object located within the predefined distance so that the icon moves towards the current location in accordance with the movement of the current location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Akira Kazawa, Satoru Kono, Mitsunori Koyatsu, Masahiro Kida
  • Patent number: 8681176
    Abstract: A map server generates vector descriptors and corresponding style identifiers for rendering a map image. Each vector descriptor indicates a geometry of a respective map element in accordance with a vector graphics format, and each style identifier identifies a style according to which the corresponding map element is rendered. The map server then causes map data including the vector descriptors and the style identifiers to be transmitted to the client device via a communication network. When the map server receives a request for style data for modifying a map image at the client device, the map server generates a description of visual characteristics for one or more styles identified by the style identifiers included in the map data previously provided to the client device and causes the description of visual characteristics to be transmitted to the client device for applying to the vector descriptors at the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Maurer, Sean Egan, Brian Cornell
  • Patent number: 8660795
    Abstract: A navigation apparatus has a road learning function. When a new road is learned and a new road link is connected to one of a map road link present in a ready-made map data and a previously-learned road link, the navigation apparatus designates the one of the map road link and the learned road link as a base link and generates a supplement link that extends along the base link from a base-link-side end point of the new road link to an end point of the base link. The navigation apparatus specifies an entrance link and an exit link connected to a process target point on the guidance route, and determines content of the route guidance by using the base link corresponding to the supplement link when the entrance link or the exit link is the supplement link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Syo Shimomura, Seiji Kato
  • Patent number: 8655586
    Abstract: An intelligent driving range system for a vehicle for automatically communicating a one-way driving range or a two-way (i.e. round-trip) driving range to a user of the vehicle. The driving range system utilizes a processor for determining whether to select the one-way distance range or the two-way distance range for communication. The processor determines the current driving range and may interface with a vehicle positioning system or navigation components for determining the current location of the vehicle. Either the one-way driving range or the two-way driving range is selected and communicated to the user of the vehicle. The selection may be based upon the current location of the vehicle. The driving range may be communicated by displaying a range map, by displaying a visual notification, or by sounding an audible notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark A. Jotanotivc
  • Patent number: 8606493
    Abstract: Embodiments provide systems and methods for generating a street map that includes a position identifier that identifies a location on the street map. The method and system may also generate and display a plurality of images representative of the location of the position identifier. A user may interact with a position identifier or one of several scroll icons to view images of other locations on the street map and/or to obtain driving directions between two locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: A9.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan A. Gold, Timothy Caro-Bruce, Huy T. Ha, John Alan Hjelmstad, Christopher Aaron Volkert
  • Patent number: 8606457
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for automatically adjusting the output of presentation content based upon vehicle conditions. The method determines whether one of a plurality of vehicle conditions exists, such as conditions related to vehicle speed, rate of change in vehicle speed, rate of change in vehicle direction, vehicle emergencies, cellular phone or headphone activation, radar detector activation, noise level decibels above a certain value, etc. The method determines an output format based on the determined vehicle conditions. The method outputs at least a portion of the presentation content based on the determined output format. The determined output format includes display format information, such as text font or icon size information or map detail. The presentation content can also include audio content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Promind Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gilad Odinak, Hakan Kostepen