Determination Of Estimated Time Of Arrival (eta) Patents (Class 701/465)
  • Patent number: 11410020
    Abstract: In one aspect, a computerized method for using machine learning methods for modeling for time in traffic for a vehicle on a delivery route includes the step of collecting a set of traffic feature values from a database. The method includes the step of normalizing the set of traffic feature values. The method includes the step of providing a machine learning model. The method includes the step of inputting the set of normalized traffic features into the machine learning model. The method includes the step of training the machine learning model with the set of normalized traffic features. The method includes the step of determining a target time for the vehicle on the delivery route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventors: Geet Garg, Vittal Sai Prasad Sirigiri, Farhat Abbas Habib
  • Patent number: 11403938
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods relating to providing intersection metrics based on telematic data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Geotab Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Lewis, Robert Bradley
  • Patent number: 11355018
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for flight path information reporting are disclosed. One method of UE such as aerial vehicles for flight path information reporting includes determining whether current flight path information is changed comparing with planned flight path information; and transmitting a report including the current flight path information to a network equipment such as eNB. The method contributes to improve mobility performance of the aerial vehicles by timely communicating the current flight path information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) LIMITED
    Inventors: Jing Han, Haiming Wang, Lianhai Wu, Zhuoyun Zhang, Xiaodong Yu
  • Patent number: 11341499
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses described herein relate to a method for providing authentication with respect to a cash delivery request made by a customer using a customer user device of the customer. The method includes receiving at least one of security information or a first cash authentication code (CAC) from a cash dispenser machine. The cash dispenser machine obtains the security information or the first CAC from a first user device of a driver or the driver. The method includes authenticating the driver based on at least one of the security information or the first CAC. The method includes generating a second CAC. The method includes transmitting the second CAC to the first user device of the driver. The method includes authenticating the driver and the customer based on at least one of the security information or the second CAC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Darren M. Goetz, Ashish B. Kurani, JoAnn Mar, Dennis E. Montenegro, Joseph Ng, Damodar Raval, Lisa Schur
  • Patent number: 11313688
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide for advanced trip planning for an autonomous vehicle service. For instance, an example method may include determining a potential pickup location for a user, determining a set of potential destination locations for a user, and determining a set of potential trips. For each potential trip a vehicle of a fleet of autonomous vehicles of the service may be assigned and trip information, including an estimated time of arrival for the assigned vehicle of the potential trip to reach the destination location of the potential trip, may be determined. The trip information for each potential trip may be provided for display to the user. Thereafter, confirmation information identifying one of the set of potential trips may be received, and the assigned vehicle for one first of the set of potential trips may be dispatched to pick up the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Ben Qingzhou Wang, Salil Pandit, Clement Wright, Nirmal Patel, Saksiri Tanphaichitr, Mishika Vora
  • Patent number: 11257494
    Abstract: Technologies are disclosed for interacting with a virtual assistant to coordinate, recommend and perform actions. According to some examples, a user may use their voice to interact with a virtual assistant to receive recommendations relating to determining when to perform one or more actions. For example, a user may interact with a virtual assistant to request a recommendation as to when they should leave for the office, leave the office for the day, perform a task, and the like. The recommendation system accesses selected data sources (e.g., calendars, task lists, traffic, transportation schedules, maps, . . . ) to obtain data used in generating the recommendation. In addition, to providing a recommended time, the virtual assistant may also recommend actions to perform. The virtual assistant may also provide notifications to one or more other users that includes information relating to the user leaving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Zhong, Jonathan Alan Leblang, Aakarsh Nair, Collin Charles Davis
  • Patent number: 11157005
    Abstract: A system for operating an automated-taxi includes an input-device and a controller-circuit. The input-device is operable by a client to indicate a desired-destination of the client. The display is viewable by the client. The controller-circuit is in communication with the input-device and the display. The controller-circuit is configured determine a preferred-route in accordance with the desired-destination and a plurality of other-destinations indicated by a plurality of other-clients of an automated-taxi. The preferred-route includes an alternate-destination for the client. The alternate-destination characterized as within a distance-threshold of the desired-destination of the client. The controller-circuit is further configured to operate the display to request a route-approval from the client for the alternate-destination, and, in response to receiving the route-approval, operate the automated-taxi in accordance with the preferred-route to transport the client to the alternate-destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Motional AD LLC
    Inventors: Nandita Mangal, Michael H. Laur
  • Patent number: 11087286
    Abstract: This disclosure generally relates to a method and system for requesting a ride for a third party rider. In one embodiment, a user device may be used to transmit a ride request to a server for a third party rider. The user device may receive an indication of a driver from a set of trusted drivers among a pool of drivers. Further, the user device and a device associated with the third party user may receive a ride confirmation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Zum Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Ritu Narayan, Vivek Garg, Abhishek Garg
  • Patent number: 11062416
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present disclosure, provided is a shared vehicle service providing method based on a shared vehicle management server communicating with a shared vehicle and a user device. Also provided is a shared vehicle service providing method for managing an article of a shared vehicle user on the basis of a shared vehicle management server. More specifically, provided is a shared vehicle service providing method in which a shared vehicle management server manages dispatch of a shared vehicle and an article of a user on the basis of data acquired from the shared vehicle and a user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SOS Lab Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Hwan Jang, Hyo Jung Jang
  • Patent number: 11035689
    Abstract: An information processing device is installed in a vehicle and comprises an action history DB which stores a plurality of action histories including a combination of a content that was played based on an instruction of a user and a situation in which the content was played, and an automatic playing unit which, when a current elapsed time as an elapsed time from a time that an ignition switch of the vehicle was most recently turned ON or a current travel distance as a travel distance from a time that an ignition switch of the vehicle was most recently turned ON matches any one of the action histories of the action history DB, plays a content included in the matching action history.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norikazu Nara, Noriyuki Abe, Takashi Matsumoto, Akihiro Kondo, Makoto Orino, Takaaki Yashiro
  • Patent number: 11023991
    Abstract: This disclosure generally relates to a method and system for scheduling a ride for a third party by a ride requestor. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving a ride request for a third party rider from a user device. The method may further include identifying a set of drivers from a trusted drivers and identifying from the set of trusted drivers, an optimal driver. The method may further include transmitting a ride confirmation to the ride requestor, the optimal driver, and the third party rider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Zum Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Ritu Narayan, Vivek Garg, Abhishek Garg
  • Patent number: 11024173
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for the development and management of curated navigational routes are disclosed. The curated navigational route can be a particular path of travel that is specifically designed for one or more users. The curated navigational routes are carefully constructed paths of travel that are custom defined by a route manager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: AUTOMOTIVE EVENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Iain W. Dobson, Joshua D. Wilwohl
  • Patent number: 10977585
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system and a method of allocating orders. The system may include a non-transitory computer readable storage medium and a processor. The non-transitory computer may store an executable module. The processor may execute the executable module stored in the computer readable storage medium. The non-transitory computer readable storage medium may include a receiving unit (231) and an order allocation unit (361). The receiving unit (231) may receive order information and user information. The user information may include location information and/or time information. The order allocation unit (361) may allocate an order based on the location information and/or the time information. The method may include receiving order information and user information, wherein the order information and the user information may include location information and/or time information, and allocating an order based on the location information and/or the time information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING DIDI INFINITY TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tao Hu, Wei Cui, Jun Yin, Zhilin Hu, Yong Ye, Ping Yang, Xiaolin Deng, Yu Zhang, Yangbiao Liu, Kuan Shi, Zhongyu Cao
  • Patent number: 10969237
    Abstract: A method includes capturing images at a device and analyzing the images at the device using a first analysis model to obtain information regarding an observed object that corresponds to a predetermined object. The method also includes determining whether the information regarding the observed object is consistent with stored mapping information, and, in response to determining that the information regarding the observed object is not consistent with the stored mapping information, modifying the stored mapping information based on the observed object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Weiyu Zhang, Xufeng Han, Lukas M. Marti, Ross W. Anderson, Kjell Fredrik Larsson
  • Patent number: 10972882
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present application includes an acquiring unit and a notification unit. The acquiring unit acquires riding position information related to a position of a virtual riding point that corresponds to a riding point that is used to ride in a moving vehicle and that is virtual set. The notification unit notifies, when a user satisfies condition information that indicates a condition related to behavior of the user approaching the virtual riding point, the user of the information related to the position indicated by the riding position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ikuo Kitagishi, Taro Watanabe, Yuki Taguchi, Takanori Hirohashi
  • Patent number: 10937101
    Abstract: A system for providing dynamic roadside assistance coordination may include a customer mobile device or vehicle in direct, or indirect, wireless communication with an insurance provider and/or service provider remote server. The customer's device may transmit a request for roadside assistance (e.g., towing services), and a current GPS location. In response, a closest, trusted service provider vehicle may be determined, and then directed to the customer's location. For instance, a software application may receive the customer location and compare it with availability information to match the customer with a close and trusted service provider. The customer's device may receive an acknowledgement that help is on the way, and be able to track the current location of the service provider vehicle while en route. Payment for the roadside assistance may be automatically and electronically paid by the insurance provider. As a result, prompt and safe roadside assistance may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: George T. Dulee, Natalie R. Smith, Matthew Clarenson, Michelle Ann Curtis, Justin Davis, Jacob Alt
  • Patent number: 10921147
    Abstract: A customer offset may be determined with respect to a customer who has previously traveled to one or more merchant locations. A merchant location offset may be determined with respect to multiple customers who have each traveled to a particular merchant location. Upon determining that the customer is in transit to the merchant location, a generic ETA to the merchant location may be determined. A customer-based ETA for the customer with respect to the merchant location may be determined based on the generic ETA and the customer offset. Moreover, a merchant location-based ETA for the customer with respect to the merchant location may be determined based on the generic ETA and the merchant location offset. Based on the refined and more accurate ETAs, the merchant location may be instructed to begin assembling items for pick-up by the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Hapgood, Jon R. Ducrou, Alexander Edwards, Paul C. Hagar
  • Patent number: 10922969
    Abstract: Systems, Methods and Apparatuses are provided to control actuation of an autonomous operating mode feature of a vehicle to operate when the vehicle is on a limited access freeway. The elevated freeway detection system includes: receiving, by an evaluation module, a plurality of data in real-time about the vehicle including: mapping, GPS and radar data of the vehicle to provide at least a current vehicle location and image data to capture surroundings of the vehicle; determining, whether the vehicle is mapped on a limited access freeway by computing a matching probability location data of the vehicle to the limited access roadway based on the map data, radar data and GPS data; and sending a signal to inhibit the autonomous feature from engaging in the vehicle when the vehicle is not on the limited access freeway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Xiaofeng F. Song, Haley M. Dalzell
  • Patent number: 10924902
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present application includes an acquiring unit and a notification unit. The acquiring unit acquires riding position information related to a position of a virtual riding point that corresponds to a riding point that is used to ride in a moving vehicle and that is virtual set. The notification unit notifies, when a user satisfies condition information that indicates a condition related to behavior of the user approaching the virtual riding point, the user of the information related to the position indicated by the riding position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ikuo Kitagishi, Taro Watanabe, Yuki Taguchi, Takanori Hirohashi
  • Patent number: 10896401
    Abstract: A shipment system can coordinate a less-than-truckload shipment with one or more freight vehicles by receiving from a first computing device, data corresponding to a new less-than-truckload shipment request. The data can comprise a pickup location, a delivery location, a pickup time, and a delivery time. Additionally, the shipment system can identify, from accessing a database, one or more trucks that are assigned to a current less-than-truckload shipment and are capable of executing the new less-than truckload shipment while completing the respective current-less-than-truckload shipment. A message corresponding to an invitation for executing the new less-than-truckload shipment can be transmitted to one or more operator computing devices of the identified one or more trucks capable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Berdinis, John Stauffer, Adam Bentley
  • Patent number: 10853830
    Abstract: A network system, such as a transport management system, efficiently allocates resources by monitoring the geospatial and topological locations of a rider responsive to receiving a trip request. A trip management module matches a rider with an available driver based in part on an comparison of the estimated times of arrival of the rider and the driver at the pickup location. A client positioning module monitors the rider's progress through nodes and edges in a topological graph associated with the origin location based on radio signatures received at the rider client device. A client ETA module calculates a rider ETA based on the rider's rate of travel through the origin location represented by nodes in the topological graph. Responsive to determining that the rider ETA and the driver ETA vary by over a threshold amount of time, the trip management module matches the rider with a second available driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Upamanyu Madhow, Daniel Iland, Dinesh Ramasamy
  • Patent number: 10848912
    Abstract: One example of determining an estimated time of arrival (ETA) based on calibrated distance includes a method implemented by a processor included in a mobile device to be carried by a user. An estimated distance between a starting location and an ending location is received. A calibration factor based on a location of the mobile device on the user's body and a movement pace of the user is determined. The estimated distance between the starting location and the ending location is modified based, in part, on the determined calibration factor resulting in a modified estimated distance. An estimated time to arrive (ETA) at the ending location is determined based, in part, on the modified estimated distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hung A. Pham, Ronald K. Huang
  • Patent number: 10834538
    Abstract: A method, a system, and a computer program product are provided. At least one processor of a computing device determines that a mobile device remained in a vehicle used in a vehicle for hire service after the vehicle reached a destination. The at least one processor determines at least one second party to notify regarding the mobile device being left in the vehicle based on a use of the vehicle for hire service by a user of the mobile device and the at least one second party. The at least one processor notifies the at least one second party regarding the mobile device being left in the vehicle via at least one device used by the at least one second party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vincent Tkac, Joshua M. Rice, Andrew C. Myers
  • Patent number: 10824647
    Abstract: Implementations are directed to providing a semantic sequence based on a sequence associated with the event, and context data provided from a knowledge graph, receiving a set of cases associated with at least one entity included in the event, the set of cases including previous instances of events, and actions performed to resolve the previous instances of events, defining a sub-set of cases from the set of cases based on the context data, for each case of the sub-set of cases, determining a similarity score, each similarity score representing a degree of similarity between the event, and a case of the sub-set of cases, determining an explanation based on features of cases in the sub-set of cases based on the context data, and providing one or more actions based on actions of cases in the sub-set of cases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Freddy Lecue, Alejandro Cabello Jiménez
  • Patent number: 10817810
    Abstract: A system and method efficiently computes travel times between an origin and destination, minimizing expensive calls to a third party service by first geographically expanding both origin and destination and then searching a cache of previously computed or obtained travel times for any route satisfying the expanded origin and destination. A further embodiment concerns a system and method to prepare an optimized routing sequence to travel to a set of geographical task sites, in satisfaction of applicable conditions for one or more of the task sites. Advantageously, optimized routing may employ the disclosed method of computing travel times between origin and destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: ServiceNow, Inc.
    Inventors: Lisa Henderson, Bryan Boyle
  • Patent number: 10785723
    Abstract: Techniques described herein may be used to conserver battery power of an Internet of Things (IoT) tracker by increasing the overall amount of time that the IoT tracker is in a battery conservation mode (a sleep mode, a Power Save Mode (PSM), etc.). A IoT tracker may implement a battery conservation policy that may include instructions that cause the IoT tracker to monitor certain conditions, determine when the conditions satisfy a particular trigger, and implement a battery conservation mode in response to those conditions. Examples of such conditions may include (1) the IoT tracker being close to a user device designated to track the location of the IoT tracker, (2) identifying that a current time and day are associated with a pre-selected schedule for disabling tracking services, (3) the IoT tracker being located within a particular geographic area, and more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Siva Sandeep Dhandu, Yuk Lun Li
  • Patent number: 10760915
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and a computer program product for synchronizing a plurality of nodes is provided. The present invention may include receiving a synchronization request from a first node. The present invention may include sending an invitee request to a second node. The present invention may then include receiving node data and constraints. The present invention may include generating valid actions based on the node data and the constraints. The present invention may include determining a projected arrival time for each node based on the node data. The present invention may include determining a late node based on the projected arrival time of the late node exceeding a threshold time. The present invention may include determining a corrective action associated with the late node based on the projected arrival time and the valid actions. The present invention may include sending the corrective action to the late node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Giovanna Cannizzaro, Patrizia Manganelli, Elisa Matteagi, Alessandro Raniolo
  • Patent number: 10701521
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-readable medium are provided using on-board sensor data of a tracking device in addition to satellite signals to improve the determination of the location of a tracking device. In one aspect, a method includes detecting, at a server, presence of a tracking device in a high error zone; determining if geographical coordinates of a current location of the tracking device in the high error zone are within a threshold of registered geographical coordinates of the current location; activating at least one sensor on-board the tracking device when the geographical coordinates are not within the threshold; receiving displacement information of the tracking device from the tracking device; determining an updated location of the tracking device based on the current location and the displacement information; and providing an arrival alert to a destination toward which the tracking device is traveling based on the updated location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: CURBSIDE INC.
    Inventors: Seejo Pylappan, Denis Laprise, Jaron Waldman
  • Patent number: 10677604
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the present invention provides a computer-implemented transportation system which can include at least the following components: a specialized computer machine, including: a non-transient memory, electronically storing particular computer executable program code; a specifically programmed computer processor of the specialized computer machine of the computer-implemented transportation system that is configured to perform at least the following operations: electronically receiving, in real-time, via a computer network, a plurality of electronic riding requests from a plurality of electronic computing devices operated by a plurality of ride-sharing requesting passengers; where each electronic riding request from each ride-sharing requesting passenger includes: a passenger-requested origin point, and a passenger-requested destination point; for a particular electronic riding request, dynamically determining, in real-time, from a plurality of candidate vehicles an assigned vehicle for picking
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: VIA Transportation, Inc.
    Inventors: Yaron Racah, Avishay Sheba, Oren Shoval, Daniel Ramot, Shmulik Marcovitch
  • Patent number: 10628758
    Abstract: A transportation service reservation method executes, by a computer, a process including receiving a ride request specifying an origin and a destination, generating feasible products having service types, by referring to a storage unit that stores information indicating a schedule allocated to each vehicle and the service types of the schedule, for each vehicle capable of providing products having the service types, computing a choice probability of each product forming an assortment of the feasible products, for each of assortments satisfying a predetermined condition amongst the subsets of the feasible product set that are generated, computing an expected value of a number of future ride requests, and selecting an assortment to be presented with respect to the ride request, from the assortment satisfying the predetermined condition, based on the choice probability and the expected value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignees: FUJITSU LIMITED, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Takuro Ikeda, Moshe E. Ben-Akiva, Bilge Atasoy
  • Patent number: 10551199
    Abstract: This disclosure covers methods, non-transitory computer readable media, and systems that generate route tiles reflecting both GPS locations and map-matched locations for regions along a route traveled by a client device associated with a transportation vehicle. For example, in some implementations, the disclosed systems use an artificial neural network to analyze the route tiles and determine route-accuracy metrics indicating GPS locations or map-matched locations for particular regions along the route. The disclosed systems can then use the route-accuracy metrics to facilitate transport of requestors by, for example, determining a distance of the route or a location of a client device associated with a transportation vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Lyft, Inc.
    Inventors: Asif Haque, James Kevin Murphy, Yuanyuan Malek
  • Patent number: 10555403
    Abstract: A method, system, apparatus, and program for scheduling and controlling light towers in the field and receiving detailed reports relating to the same. The system for light tower control includes a telematics platform, a telematics device, and a light tower. The telematics platform is configured to transmit and receive a UDP message over a cellular network, wherein a transmitted UDP message contains a control signal for turning ON or OFF a light tower. The telematics device is configured to receive the UDP message and configure a voltage output of the telematics device based on the control signal. If the control signal is ON the voltage output of the telematics device is changed from Low to High and if the control signal is OFF the voltage output of the telematics device is changed from High to Low. A relay controller of the light tower turns the light tower ON if the output voltage of the telematics device is High and turns the light tower OFF if the output voltage of the telematics device is Low.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: HERC RENTALS INC.
    Inventors: Bruce Dressel, Sunil Gupta, Matthew Gavin
  • Patent number: 10528604
    Abstract: Presented herein are systems, methods, and architectures related to the use of mobile device geolocation data to infer and record specific detailed freight movements. In certain embodiments, using mobile device geolocation data, a freight movement database is created which may contain thousands of records each day describing in detail inferred individual freight movements. For example, each record in a freight movement database may contain information about origins, stops, and/or destinations such as dates, times, and locations of freight stops and movements. In certain embodiments, mobile device geolocation is used to create, maintain, and use a freight movement database. Such a freight movement database fills an important need in the industry because of the current lack of comprehensive and reliable information related to freight movements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sunrise Opportunities, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth S. Nickerson
  • Patent number: 10431071
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and system for monitoring on route transportations. The method includes obtaining a driving route of a target vehicle; obtaining a reference position on the driving route away from a first current position of the target vehicle; determining a second current position of the target vehicle after a reference time; determining a distance between the second current position and the reference position is greater than a preset distance; and sending a signal to a target terminal indicating that the target vehicle is off-route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: BEIJING DIDI INFINITY TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Beibei Zhang, Xu He, Chao Tang, Zhaoxue Wu
  • Patent number: 10366610
    Abstract: A vehicle control device that includes: a camera that is configured to capture an outside image of a vehicle in real time; a display that is configured to present the outside image of the vehicle in real time; and a controller that is configured to (i) detect, from the outside image, a virtual parking-available space that corresponds to an actual parking-available space in an area captured in the outside image and that is tagged in the outside image, (ii) generate parking space information based on the virtual parking-available space, and (iii) provide the parking space information to the display to overlay the parking space information over the outside image on the display is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Daegeun Ha, Hyunseok Shin
  • Patent number: 10319229
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to methods and systems for forecasting hazardous road conditions. The method includes determining a plurality of sections of road to analyze and correlating the sections of roads to localized weather forecasts. The method also includes performing a road surface condition analysis for each section of road of the plurality of sections of road and based on a prediction of a hazardous road condition, generating an alert regarding the hazardous road condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eli M. Dow, Campbell D. Watson, Guillaume Auger, Michael E. Henderson
  • Patent number: 10271297
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for operating a cellular radio network (100). According to the method, a predicted location information (203) relating to a user equipment (110) is determined. The predicted location information (203) comprises a predicted future location of the user equipment (110). Depending on the predicted location information (203) control information is determined. Based on the control information, a registering of the user equipment (110) at cells (101, 101A-101H) of the cellular radio network (100) is controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bo Larsson, Lars Nord
  • Patent number: 10247566
    Abstract: An electronic navigation system configured to receive a user's entry of calendar data of a planned event into an electronic calendar, including an indication of a point of time, a geographic location, and metadata descriptive of the planned event; enter the calendar data into a user specific trained classifier; process the calendar data by the user specific trained classifier to provide a classification result indicating whether a trip is required to participate in the planned event; if a trip is required, generate and send a request including the geographic location to a second server; generate navigation data including a predicted time duration for the trip, and return a response including the navigation data to the first server; generate and send a dynamic reminder message including the navigation data to the user's telecommunication device a variable amount of time before the planned event based on the predicted time duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Christian Schelhaas
  • Patent number: 10234300
    Abstract: Route information data records are received from a navigation system indicating road elements and maneuvers between a starting point and a destination point. An estimated time of arrival is established using the route information data records. A personalized correction value based on the road elements, maneuvers, and a driver profile is determined. A personalized time of arrival is calculated based on the estimated time of arrival value and the personalized correction value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Andrii Martyniv, Olivier Dousse, Frank Gaebler, Tadej Stajner
  • Patent number: 10229593
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program product for determining parking occupancy. In some embodiments, the parking occupancy is determined based on at least one distance between a parking location of a user and a destination of the user. In some embodiments, the parking occupancy is determined based on one or more parking instances in a paid parking lot and is based on the distance from the paid parking lot. In some embodiments, the parking occupancy is determined based on at least one route of a vehicle while searching for parking. In some embodiments, the parking occupancy is determined based on a parking curve. The parking occupancy can be used to compute an estimated arrival time which includes an estimated searching for parking time. The parking occupancy information can be used to rank parking areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: ANAGOG LTD.
    Inventors: Gil Levy, Yaron Aizenbud
  • Patent number: 10222221
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a system that facilitates optimization of passenger pick-up. During operation, the system generates, by a first mobile computing device associated with a passenger at a first location, a request for a target location at which to meet with a vehicle. The system receives the target location and a planned passenger route for the passenger to the target location, which are calculated based on a location, facing direction, and direction of movement, if any, of the vehicle, and wherein the target location is different from the first location, thereby facilitating optimization of a time duration and route the passenger takes to meet the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: CONDUENT BUSINESS SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Victoria M. E. Bellotti, Christian W. Fritz, Shane P. Ahern
  • Patent number: 10219112
    Abstract: Preferred points or regions in space for performing a task at a location, e.g., the delivery of an item to the location, may be defined based on sensed positions obtained during the prior performance of tasks at the location. The sensed positions may be identified using a GPS sensor or like system. Vectors including coordinates of the sensed position, and uncertainties of such coordinates, may be clustered into groups at the location. Subsequently identified vectors including coordinates and uncertainties may further refine a cluster, or be used to generate a new cluster. A preferred point or region in space may be identified based on such location hypotheses and utilized in the performance of tasks. Some preferred points or regions may be used for routing vehicles to the location, while others may correspond to delivery points for items at the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Pragyana K. Mishra
  • Patent number: 10206015
    Abstract: A system within an environment of a vehicle in which one or more electronic control unit(s) (ECU) having its own communications protocol stack (e.g., a TCP/IP stack) can communicate with an ECU gateway that functions as a component of an infotainment system. Each ECU can thereby publish its own data in real time, through an Internet (or similar) connection in the infotainment system, to a broker that can store the data from all connected ECUs of a plurality of vehicles. A backend system can subscribe to certain published data feeds (e.g., all ECU-2 and ECU-3 data from every 2010 model vehicle, or all ECU-2 data from every vehicle) via the broker to pull a specific subset of available data for analysis and/or visualization. The present invention enables users of a backend system to query for data from vehicles that are not connected to the Internet in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: FARADAY & FUTURE INC.
    Inventors: Anand Sunadham, Kenneth X. Xie
  • Patent number: 10186146
    Abstract: An abnormality detection device of an embodiment includes a traffic control center device to detect an abnormality of vehicle detectors installed in a road network, including: a first traffic management unit that collects detector information including measurement quantities from the vehicle detectors; a statistical processing unit that statistically processes the measurement quantities for each designated period to generate statistical information including statistical values of the measurement quantities; a map information generating unit that generates, based on the statistical values of the measurement quantities of the vehicle detectors that already have been determined to be abnormal by a user, map information representing a distribution situation of the statistical values of the measurement quantities in an abnormal state; and a detector state determination unit that determines, based on the measurement quantities of each vehicle detector to be assessed and the map information in the abnormal state, wh
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuzo Hirotsu, Koichiro Iwaoka
  • Patent number: 10175698
    Abstract: An aircraft flight control system and method are provided. The system provides a control module that receives inertial data, sensor data, and a target airspeed. The control module processes the received data with aircraft thrust and drag models to evaluate the aircraft energy state. Based on the aircraft energy state, the control module determines (i) a maximum predicted potential flight path “max PPFP”, defined by a maximum thrust at the target airspeed, and (ii) an idle predicted potential flight path, “idle PPFP,” defined by an idle thrust at the target airspeed. The control module generates display commands for a display system to display (i) the flight path angle, (ii) the max PPFP and (iii) the idle PPFP. In addition, the control module generates and displays a predicted flight path speed indicator (PFPS) when the FPA is above the max PPFP or below the idle PPFP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Ivan Sandy Wyatt, Luis Ventura Melendez, John Koenig, Jary Engels
  • Patent number: 10152887
    Abstract: A route searching device extracts roads reaching a destination from a current position as candidate routes based on a predetermined condition, calculates a link cost of each of lanes in the candidate routes based on traffic information, and determines a lane-basis travel route based on the link costs of the respective lanes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Takeshi Okuyama
  • Patent number: 10127795
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes embodiments of systems, methods, and computer readable media that enable a dynamic transportation system to detect when material has been left in a vehicle by a requestor. In some embodiments, the system detects the completion of the transportation request, analyzes data from a plurality of vehicle sensors, from a computing device associated with the vehicle, and from a computing device associated with the requestor, and then determines, based on the data analysis, that material has been left in the vehicle. The system then performs an action for handling the material based on one or more attributes of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: LYFT, INC.
    Inventors: Thaddeus Insuk Hwang, Jesse Michael Garms, Luc Vincent
  • Patent number: 10097951
    Abstract: A geo-location provider station signs geo-location data and a previous signature provided by a mobile device, returning a new signature to the mobile device. The mobile device uses the new signature when requesting a signature from another geo-location provider station. The mobile device stores the geo-location data and the signatures provided by geo-location provider stations. The stored geo-location data may be verified upon request by using the stored signature data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: McAfee, LLC
    Inventors: Igor Muttik, Simon Crowe, Joel Silber, Stephen Pearce, Stephen Hearnden
  • Patent number: 10074065
    Abstract: Transportation services are matched with a specified demand for transportation services. Categories of transportation services met by capabilities of the transportation service provider are determined, along with preference data concerning the transportation service provider, in which non-user-defined preference data is at least partially obtained by machine learning. Candidate service interest is used to match the transportation service provider to the specified demand for transportation services. Competitive bids are obtained to meet a specified demand for transportation services, and the transportation service provider is offered inclusion in the competitive bids based on the candidate service interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: CARGO CHIEF AQUISITION INC.
    Inventors: Russell Jones, Srinivasa Sarma, Abtin Hamidi, Soob Patel, Steve Harkness
  • Patent number: 10026105
    Abstract: A display system, a display apparatus, computer-readable storage medium are described. According to one implementation, a display system includes display apparatuses placed at a plurality of designated sites and a management server. Each of the display apparatuses include a communication unit which acquires user information from a terminal apparatus and transmits the user information to the management server. The management server includes a server receiving unit which receives the user information, a user registering unit which registers the user information on the terminal apparatus, a sheet creating unit which creates a stamp rally sheet including at least one of the plurality of designated sites for the user information, and a server transmitting unit which transmits the created stamp rally sheet to the display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaaki Kikuchi