Using Satellite Positioning System (e.g., Global Positioning System (gps), Etc.) Patents (Class 701/468)
  • Patent number: 11521446
    Abstract: Physical access to secure areas is automatically performed based on presence or detection of a wireless device. A unique identifier of a wireless cellular device, for example, may be pre-authorized for occupants, employees, and tenants of a building. Contractors and vendors may also have their wireless cellular devices pre-approved for access. When the wireless cellular device is detected by a network serving the secure area, its unique identifier may be compared to databases or lists of approved cellular devices. Physical access may thus be automatically granted, based on possession of a recognized cellular device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Craig Arthur Klein, Gregory O. Harp, Joseph Eric Sineath
  • Patent number: 11519748
    Abstract: A data acquisition apparatus (200) comprises a processing resource operably coupled to an input unit (204) and an output unit (206). The processing resource (202) is arranged to provide an execution environment for supporting a user interface. An enquiry module (268) is provided and supported by the execution environment. The apparatus (200) also comprises a communications unit (166, 168) operably coupled to the processing resource for supporting communications over a communications network. The enquiry module (268) is arranged to generate (410) a search query relating to a point of interest and receive search results in response thereto via the communications unit (166, 168), the enquiry module (268) also being arranged to use the search results to derive data associated with the point of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: TomTom Navigation B.V.
    Inventors: Sjoerd Aben, Erik Thomassen, Teun De Haas
  • Patent number: 11490502
    Abstract: An antenna assembly includes a base, a modem, a top lid and a housing. The base is composed of an aluminum material. The modem is disposed on the base. The top lid is for the base, and the top lid includes at least one antenna element disposed on an exterior surface. The housing covers the top lid and base. The top lid acts as an electro-magnetic barrier for the modem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Airgain, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Thill
  • Patent number: 11430148
    Abstract: A system and method for measuring volume dimensions of objects may include flying a UAV to measuring points around an object within a defined area. Images of the object may be captured by the UAV at each of the measuring points. The captured images may be communicated by the UAV to a computing device remotely positioned from the UAV. Volume dimensions of the object may be computed based on the captured images. The volume dimensions of the object may be presented. In presenting the volume dimensions, the volume dimensions may be presented to a user via an electronic display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Datalogic IP Tech S.r.l.
    Inventors: Marco Cumoli, Francesco D'Ercoli, Michele Gruppioni, Nicola Fioraio
  • Patent number: 11432118
    Abstract: Apparatus for V2X communications comprising an application layer configured to analyze a high-risk scenario involving a self-vehicle and other vehicles, an access or network layer configured to ensure reception of messages broadcast by the self-vehicle by requesting acknowledged only from vehicles identified as involved in the high-risk scenario, and an interface connecting the application layer to the access or network layer for carrying results of the analysis of the high-risk scenario and the identification of involved vehicles. In an exemplary method of use, a self-vehicle performing identifies vehicles involved in a high-risk scenario, broadcasts one or more times a first message that can prevent or mitigate the high-risk, requests acknowledgement for the first message from only the identified vehicles, and rebroadcasts the first message if acknowledgement is not received from all the identified vehicles before a predetermined condition is fulfilled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Autotalks Ltd.
    Inventors: Onn Haran, Ron Toledano, Yossi Shaul
  • Patent number: 11409292
    Abstract: A method is provided for gathering probe data and using the gathered data to creating parking lot road link geometry. Methods may include: receiving probe data from a plurality of probes in and around a parking lot; identify a plurality of seed points, where the plurality of seed points are iteratively created from the probe data; generating one or more parking lot road links based on identification of compatible seed points; determining if one or more parking lot road links is within a predefined distance of an end of each of the one or more parking lot road links; forming a T-junction between a first parking lot road link and a second parking lot road link; generating a parking lot map including the one or more parking lot road links; and providing for guidance of a vehicle through the parking lot based on the generated parking lot map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventor: Ole Henry Dorum
  • Patent number: 11358523
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for assisting a driver of a motor vehicle during an overtaking operation. The method includes determining vehicle data, which relate to a movement of the motor vehicle and determining an intention of the driver to overtake another vehicle using the vehicle data. The method further includes determining a position of the motor vehicle and providing environment data for the position of the motor vehicle. The environment data relate to stationary objects in an environment of the motor vehicle. The method further includes deriving a visual range from the environment data, and, only if the intention of the driver to overtake has been determined either projecting a warning onto a roadway region in the environment or illuminating an overtaking lane by a headlight of the motor vehicle, depending on the visual range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Peter Lacher, Tilman Armbruster
  • Patent number: 11360475
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to routing an autonomous vehicle. For instance, the vehicle may be maneuvered along a route in a first lane using map information identifying a first plurality of nodes representing locations within the first lane and a second plurality of nodes representing locations within a second lane different from the first lane. While maneuvering, when the vehicle should make a lane change may be determined by assessing a cost of connecting a first node of the first plurality of nodes with a second node of a second plurality of nodes. The assessment may be used to make the lane change from the first lane to the second lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Austin Daniel Abrams, Guillaume Dupre
  • Patent number: 11357180
    Abstract: Aspects of the technology described herein provide a system for improved control and monitoring of a movable tower in an irrigation system. A computer controller associated with a tower of an irrigation system receives an indication of parameter modification. The system is then able to change parameters at a component of the tower control system based on the received parameters. The system stores the current drive value at a station to control drive. If the stored drive value is above a threshold level, a drive signal is provided to a motor. The system is operable to selectively apply a drive signal at a tower. The system provides the ability to digitally modify a threshold that is used in a machine run-mode to operate the motor at a tower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: REINKE MANUFACTURING CO., INC.
    Inventors: Monte Keith Stouffer, Hal Reece Hockersmith
  • Patent number: 11333518
    Abstract: A virtual assistance system for a vehicle is provided. The virtual assistance system includes one or more processors, one or more memory modules communicatively coupled to the one or more processors, an input device communicatively coupled to the one or more processors, an output device communicatively coupled to the one or more processors, and machine readable instructions stored in the one or more memory modules. The virtual assistance system detects a duration of a vehicle stop. When the duration of the stop is greater than a predetermined threshold, the system requests a reason for the stop, receives the reason for the stop, determines a location, date, and time of the stop, and stores a record comprising data associated with the stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Armin Lange
  • Patent number: 11297497
    Abstract: A method of authentication in ride hailing situations may include transmitting, to a server by a first device of a passenger, a request for a ride to a destination, receiving an indication that a second device of a driver accepted the ride, and communicating first location data of each respective device to the other respective device. The method may also include determining a first distance between the first and second device based on the first location data of the first and second device. Responsive to determining that the first distance satisfies a threshold condition, the method may also include communicating, via a first point-to-point communication between the first and second device, second location data of each respective device to the other respective device. Further, the method may include presenting, based on the second location data, directions for the first and second device to reach each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: POINTR LIMITED
    Inventors: Ismail Ege Akpinar, Mehmet Bilgay Akhan
  • Patent number: 11293773
    Abstract: Embodiments for providing navigation routes by one or more processors are described. An indication of a destination at a first location is received. A selection of a route initiating event is received. The route initiating event is detected. After the route initiating event is detected, a navigation route from a current location of a user to the destination is determined. No navigational guidance is provided to the user until the route initiating event is detected notwithstanding the user input the destination at the first location. An indication of the determined navigation route is generated thereafter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher J. Hardee, Steven R. Joroff, Pamela A. Nesbitt, Scott E. Schneider
  • Patent number: 11282111
    Abstract: Two directional data exchange between a mobile navigation system and a listing system enables pricing models and analytics that are responsive to trips initiated in response to location based listings on the navigation system. The data exchange may include information to present the listing to the user, track whether the user elected to begin navigating to the destination based on that listing, intermediate status as the user progresses towards the destination, and an indication that the user arrived at the location. The data may be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the listing in bringing customers to a physical location associated with the listing. The data may be applied in a performance-based pricing model by which pricing for the listing is based in full or in part on the number of trips initiated and/or completed as a result of the listing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett Delia, Perry Mason Adair
  • Patent number: 11235760
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a system in which the reliability of an automatic driving system can be excellently complemented by a different control system while the automatic driving system is effectively used. The vehicle control device outputs to a drive device one of a first control signal generated on the basis of automatic driving control information, and a second control signal generated on the basis of the relative information between a vehicle and a surrounding object. If an abnormality is detected in the automatic driving control information, the second control signal is output to the drive device in place of the first control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Otsuka, Kohei Sakurai
  • Patent number: 11240663
    Abstract: A method of authentication in ride hailing situations may include transmitting, to a server by a first device of a passenger, a request for a ride to a destination, receiving an indication that a second device of a driver accepted the ride, and communicating first location data of each respective device to the other respective device. The method may also include determining a first distance between the first and second device based on the first location data of the first and second device. Responsive to determining that the first distance satisfies a threshold condition, the method may also include communicating, via a first point-to-point communication between the first and second device, second location data of each respective device to the other respective device. Further, the method may include presenting, based on the second location data, directions for the first and second device to reach each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Pointer Limited
    Inventors: Ismail Ege Akpinar, Mehmet Bilgay Akhan
  • Patent number: 11222631
    Abstract: Techniques for providing an evaluation for an evaluation subject are described. The techniques include verifying the accuracy of evaluations based on an audio or recorded evaluation. The evaluations are verified by identifying a set of evaluators to provide an evaluation of an evaluation subject and requesting the evaluation from one of the identified set of evaluators. The evaluators then provide to a system described herein a structured evaluation input and an audio evaluation input from the solicited evaluator. The audio evaluation input is processed for evaluation indicators and the structured evaluation input is verified based on the evaluation indicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Rajarshi Das
  • Patent number: 11209825
    Abstract: The disclosure provides systems and methods for detecting and managing moving traffic obstacles. In embodiments, a database of historical and potential moving traffic obstacles is generated from vehicle sensor data. The database includes vehicle manoeuvre data and characterizations thereof. The database is used to map moving traffic obstacle locations such that driving aids and autonomous vehicles can account for such obstacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tierra Bills, Reginald Bryant, Xiangzhu Long, Aisha Walcott, John Wamburu
  • Patent number: 11200803
    Abstract: An information providing method includes: causing a first agent mounted in a first vehicle to specify information on driving of a first driver of the first vehicle; requesting, based on the information, an external device to provide information for driving support; and notifying the first driver of information indicating a deriving process of driving support information, the deriving process being acquired from the external device, and the driving support information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Chikage Kubo, Takuji Yamada
  • Patent number: 11189039
    Abstract: A system and method for star tracking includes: capturing an image of stars; detecting and selecting visible stars from the captured image; extracting features from the selected stars by forming a convex hull from the selected stars to generate a spherical polygon; computing the area and higher order moments of the spherical polygon; and pattern matching the extracted feature against a database of star catalog. The pattern matching includes matching the area of the spherical polygon to a plurality of polygon areas stored in the database and when the number of the matching candidates is more than one, matching a next extracted higher order moment with a respective higher order moment in the database, and repeating said matching of the next extracted higher order moment until the number of the matching candidates is equal to one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Huy P. Nguyen, Dieter G. Krausser, Pradyumna Kannan
  • Patent number: 11190935
    Abstract: A method of authentication in ride hailing situations may include transmitting, to a server by a first device of a passenger, a request for a ride to a destination, receiving an indication that a second device of a driver accepted the ride, and communicating first location data of each respective device to the other respective device. The method may also include determining a first distance between the first and second device based on the first location data of the first and second device. Responsive to determining that the first distance satisfies a threshold condition, the method may also include communicating, via a first point-to-point communication between the first and second device, second location data of each respective device to the other respective device. Further, the method may include presenting, based on the second location data, directions for the first and second device to reach each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Pointr Limited
    Inventors: Ismail Ege Akpinar, Mehmet Bilgay Akhan
  • Patent number: 11180140
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, apparatus, and system for receiving and calibrating lateral deviation values and for controlling an autonomous vehicle to correct the lateral deviation is described. In every perception and planning cycle, a single lateral deviation value representative of an estimated autonomous vehicle lateral deviation from a reference line (e.g., corresponding to a center of the lane) is generated based on camera detection. The deviation value for a present cycle is received. A calibrated deviation value can be updated for the present cycle based on the received deviation value and a Gaussian distribution model. Control signals for the present cycle are generated to drive the autonomous vehicle to at least partially correct the autonomous vehicle lateral deviation based on the updated calibrated deviation value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignees: BAIDU USA LLC, BAIDU.COM TIMES TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xin Xu, Fan Zhu, Lin Ma
  • Patent number: 11183061
    Abstract: Systems and methods for predicting wait time in a parking area are disclosed herein. The systems and methods include determining how long a sensing vehicle has been within a parking area without parking. Using this information, the method determines the estimated wait time for the parking area and transmits guidance to one or more recipient vehicles. This helps with efficient selection of parking areas, saving gas and preventing congestion on roadways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Julian M. Mason, Hiroshi Yasuda
  • Patent number: 11184287
    Abstract: A method for determining an optimized transmission window having a first start time and a first end time, for transmitting data from a device to a relay station travelling with respect to one another. The optimized transmission window is determined by the device listening during at least part of the travelling. The device determines the optimized transmission window by starting a receiving mode for receiving a signal from the relay station, setting the first start time when receiving the signal, stopping the receiving mode when reception of the signal stops, and setting the first end time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: HIBER B.V.
    Inventor: Maarten Johannes Engelen
  • Patent number: 11176503
    Abstract: An example method may receive, from a requesting mobility provider (MP), request parameter(s) of a transportation request and vehicle movement requirement(s) of the requesting MP; select, from vehicle profiles of other MPs, first vehicle profile(s) of first MP(s) based on the request parameter(s) of the transportation request, the first vehicle profile(s) including a first vehicle profile representing a first vehicle of a first MP; receive, from the first MP, a mobility plan for the first vehicle to execute the transportation request, the mobility plan of the first vehicle being generated based on the request parameter(s) of the transportation request and an operational protocol of the first MP; determine that the first vehicle is qualified to execute the transportation request using the vehicle movement requirement(s) of the requesting MP and the mobility plan of the first vehicle; and provide the mobility plan of the first vehicle to the requesting MP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Kobayashi, Akihito Nakamura, BaekGyu Kim, Roger Melen
  • Patent number: 11161475
    Abstract: The vehicle (1) provides its identity to the portable electronic device (5) of a user not driving the vehicle, the portable electronic device displays visible features of the vehicle, the user selects the vehicle on the display to provide a signal to the wireless communication unit of the emergency stop system of the vehicle. In case of a terrorist attack, signals from a plurality of portable devices cause the vehicle to stop or slow down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventors: Elodie Abiakle Kai, Wissam Kai
  • Patent number: 11157925
    Abstract: A method of determining traffic in a subway system. The method comprises analyzing a first type of location data associated with mobile communication devices to determine subway entry points and subway exit points of the devices, analyzing different pairs of entry and exit points to infer probabilities that a device transits between a pair of entry points by different routes based on a WiFi SSID included in the first type of location data, analyzing a second type of location data associated with mobile communication devices to identify entry and exit points of the devices based on a cell site identity included in the second type of location data, for each pair of entry point and exit point associated with the second type of location data, determining a fractional route count for the device transiting between the entry and exit points for each different subway route based on the inferred probabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Robert H. Burcham, Matthew Habiger, Adam C. Pickett
  • Patent number: 11131556
    Abstract: A method and system for selecting a point of interest are provided. The method includes receiving a user request from a vehicle user, determining a wait time for each of a plurality of points of interest, identifying a point of interest from the plurality points of interest based on the user request and the determined wait times at the plurality of points of interest, receiving a user input from the vehicle user, and updating navigation directions of a vehicle based on the identified point of interest when the user input includes an acknowledgment of the identified point of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Scott A. Friedman, Prince R. Remegio, Tim Uwe Falkenmayer, Roger Akira Kyle, Ryoma Kakimi, Luke D. Heide, Nishikant Narayan Puranik
  • Patent number: 11125581
    Abstract: A method and a system for calibrating an inertial measurement unit (IMU) via images of a calibration target are provided herein. The method may include: measuring parameters via an IMU; capturing a plurality of calibration images of a scene that contains at least one calibration target, wherein the calibration images are taken from different locations and/or orientations, wherein each of the calibration images shares a common calibration target with at least one other calibration image; calculating, based on the at least one common calibration target, a position and orientation of the sensing device relative to the calibration target, for each location of the capturing of the calibration images; and calibrating the IMU by comparing relative motion between two of the calibration images based on the calculated relative position and orientation, to measurements of the parameters taken by the IMU in time ranges corresponding to the at least two calibration images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: ALIBABA TECHNOLOGIES (ISRAEL) LTD.
    Inventors: Matan Protter, Motti Kushnir
  • Patent number: 11118921
    Abstract: An authoritative candidate is selected for determining a location of a point of interest (POI). Source data including name, address, and location for POIs is received from multiple data sources. The received data is normalized for ease of comparison, and coordinates for each candidate are compared to coordinates of other candidates to determine which candidate if any is an authoritative location for the POI. The candidate locations are compared using two models a metric-based scoring system and a machine learning model that may utilize a gradient boosted decision tree. The authoritative candidate can be used to render digital maps that include the POI. In addition, the authoritative candidate's location can be used to provide vehicle route guidance to the POI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chandan Prakash Sheth, Sheng Yang, Vasudev Parameswaran, Shivendra Pratap Singh, Jane Alam Jan
  • Patent number: 11118916
    Abstract: An approach is provided for using a campaign management platform to discover undiscovered geographic regions. The approach, for example, involves determining, by the campaign management platform, a geographic area with no known road segments represented in a geographic database, with a number of known road segments below a first threshold value, or where a likelihood of undiscovered road segments is above second threshold value. The approach also involves generating a sensor data request specifying a sensor data collection event to be performed within the geographic area. The sensor data collection event is part of a campaign to discover the digital map data for the geographic area. The approach further involves transmitting the sensor data request to a plurality of vehicles. The plurality of vehicles performs the sensor data collection event in the geographic area to collect sensor data. The approach further involves processing the sensor data to generate the digital map data for the geographic area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Zoltan Gaal, Dennis Scott Williamson
  • Patent number: 11115798
    Abstract: A method performed by a mobile lawn mowing robot includes pairing a beacon with the mobile lawn mowing robot. Pairing the beacon with the mobile lawn mowing robot includes determining a distance between the beacon and the mobile lawn mowing robot and confirming that the beacon is within a pairing distance from the mobile lawn mowing robot based on a comparison of the determined distance to a pairing distance. Pairing the beacon with the mobile robot lawn mowing robot further includes, subsequent to confirming that the beacon is within the pairing distance from the mobile lawn mowing robot, pairing the beacon with the mobile lawn mowing robot, and, following pairing, detecting wideband or ultra-wideband signals from the beacon, and using the wideband or ultra-wideband signals to enable navigation over an area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: iRobot Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Beaulieu, Brian Yamauchi, Erik Steltz
  • Patent number: 11100155
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-program products are described for determining current location information which includes determining whether an object is moving by comparing the current location information with previous location information. Future location information is calculated and a point of interest is filtered using the future location information. A media asset is then matched to the filtered point of interest and a current score is determined for the matched media asset. Determining a current score includes determining a window in which the matched media asset is geographically relevant to the future location information, and updating the matched media asset score when the future location information changes. An ordered playlist is dynamically generated according to the future location information by repeatedly prioritizing and sequencing matched media assets according to the current score for each matched media asset, and matched media assets are played or displayed in the ordered playlist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Gotham Studios, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Neal Nissen
  • Patent number: 11097748
    Abstract: A method of determining a smooth reference line for navigating an autonomous vehicle in a manner similar to human driving is disclosed. A high density map is used to generate a centerline for a lane of roadway. Using the centerline, a number of sample points is generated that is related to a curvature of the centerline. Adjustment points are generated at each sample point, a few on either side of the centerline at each sample point. Candidate points at a sample point include the adjustment points and sample point. A least cost path is determined through each of the candidate points at each of the sample points. Path cost is based an angle of approach and departure through a candidate point, and a distance of the candidate point from the centerline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventors: Liangliang Zhang, Dong Li, Jiangtao Hu, Jiaming Tao, Jinyun Zhou
  • Patent number: 11100163
    Abstract: A system and method for collecting data may include a data collection device to obtain the data from a user, an apparatus for obtaining metadata for each word of the data from the user, an apparatus for obtaining a searchable transcript of the data and a device to store the searchable transcript. The metadata may be date data, time data, name data or location data and the data collection device may include a speech recognition engine to translate speech into searchable words. The speech recognition engine may provide a confidence level corresponding to the translation of the speech into searchable words, and the speech recognition engine may distinguish a first user and a second user in order to provide a first searchable transcript for the first user and a second searchable transcript for the second user. An ad transcript may be added to the searchable transcript, and the searchable transcript may be placed in a centralized community search database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Mimzi LLC
    Inventor: James L. Geer
  • Patent number: 11079772
    Abstract: A vehicle control system for controlling multiple cloud-controlled vehicles includes a cloud side and a vehicle side. The cloud side includes a cloud server, a cloud drive controller and a cloud motor controller. The cloud-controlled vehicle side includes a vehicle-mounted communication terminal, a vehicle-mounted sub-controller and a vehicle-mounted motor controller. The vehicle-mounted sub-controller acquires basic parameters of a driver and the vehicle. The vehicle-mounted sub-controller performs vehicle driving settings. The vehicle-mounted communication terminal sends the vehicle driving settings to the cloud server. The cloud drive controller sends vehicle drive instructions to each vehicle. The vehicle-mounted sub-controller controls the vehicle to execute the vehicle drive instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Shenzhen Geniusmart Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun Wu
  • Patent number: 11068959
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for generating recommendations based on online history information and geospatial data. The disclosed systems and methods provide a novel framework for automating the transmission of electronic recommendations to users by consistently monitoring electronic information regarding a user's interests correlating that data with inventory information and geospatial information. The disclosed framework operates by leveraging available user data, user provided objectives, or various real-time data associated with a user, and using the aforementioned data as inputs for recommendation models, in order to generate and transmit the optimal recommendations to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Media Inc.
    Inventors: Mohit Goenka, Ashish Khushal Dharamshi, Gnanavel Shanmugam, Nikita Varma
  • Patent number: 11042827
    Abstract: Methods and systems to dynamically and optimally sequence routes based on historical and real-time traffic conditions, and to predict anticipated traffic conditions along the dynamically generated route are disclosed. Route sequencing may be based on a set of predefined constraints, e.g., distance, time, time with traffic, or any objective cost function. The system of the present invention may be implemented in a vehicle fleet comprising one or more vehicles with one or more depots, or with no depots. An optimization server obtains real-time, historical and/or predicted future traffic, weather, hazard, and avoidance-zone data on road segments to generate a route, while staying within parameters and constraints set by an automatic machine learning process, an artificial intelligence program, or a human administrator. The platform may be coupled to sensors positioned on roads, e.g., speed radar or camera, and sensors positioned in vehicles, e.g., GPS system or on-board diagnostic sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Route4Me, Inc.
    Inventor: Dan Khasis
  • Patent number: 11042936
    Abstract: A method for executing a trade is provided that includes communicating financial information to a handheld device via a network, the financial information being associated with a trade that can be initiated by the handheld device. The handheld device is connected to the network via a Push to Trade™ protocol. The method also includes executing the trade on behalf of the end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Darrin Michael Mylet, Lee M. Amaitis
  • Patent number: 11043132
    Abstract: A navigation system for determining quality and integrity of source information includes one or more data sources that provide the source information, a situation module that provides situation data, an information module that determines an estimate of the quality and an estimate of the integrity of the source information based on the source information and the situation data, an integrity monitor module that determines the integrity and the quality of the source information based on the estimate of the quality and the estimate of the integrity of the source information from the information module, and that validates the source information based on the integrity of the source information and/or the quality of the source information, and a navigation state estimator that determines the navigation information of the one or more objects based on the validated source information and corresponding quality of the source information received from the integrity monitor module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Aucoin, Juha-Pekka J. Laine
  • Patent number: 10984405
    Abstract: A digital license plate with an associated payment and information handling system allowing for automated payment for pumped fuel is disclosed. The system receives data through a short-range receiver connected to a digital license plate attached to a vehicle, with the data including a defined identifier provided by a short-range beacon associated with a fuel pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: REVIVERMX, INC.
    Inventors: Dean Batten, Zachary Odenheimer
  • Patent number: 10979876
    Abstract: Methods and systems for estimating the position of an object such (as a vehicle) are disclosed. The method comprises transmitting a first V2X message from the object to a plurality of spaced apart units; and receiving a set of V2X response messages from at least two units in response to the first V2X message. Each response message comprises an identifier of the object, an identifier of the unit from which the response message was sent, and temporal information associated with the times of receiving a previous V2X message at the unit and transmitting a previous V2X response message from the unit. The position of the object is estimated based on the information contained in the set of V2X response messages and the times of transmitting the previous V2X message from the object and receiving the previous set of V2X response messages at the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Paul Dean Alexander, Malik Khan, John Lawrence Buetefuer, Mohamed Elbanhawi, Kukulage Nomal Samunda Perera, Lachlan Travis Robinson
  • Patent number: 10971009
    Abstract: Methods and arrangements for assessing impact of an event on a network. An event notification is received relative to traffic in the network. Metadata are extracted from the notification, and the extracted metadata are converted into a predetermined format for processing. The converted metadata are received, and an impact of the event on traffic in the network is determined. Other variants and embodiments are broadly contemplated herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Pramod Anantharam, Raj Gupta, Biplav Srivastava
  • Patent number: 10937323
    Abstract: Systems and methods for parking a parking location of a vehicle. The system includes a photographing terminal acquiring a photographed image of the surroundings of a vehicle including photographing direction information, GPS coordinate information of a parking location of a vehicle, and unique identification information and transmitting the acquired information to a management server when a vehicle is turned off; a management server performing user authentication based on the unique identification information and retrieving road view images based on the GPS coordinate information to extract a road view image having a similarity equal to or greater than a preset reference value to the photographed image, and including location information of a vehicle based on the extracted road view image in map information to transmit the map information to a user terminal; and a user terminal receiving and displaying the map information including the location information of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: GARIN SYSTEM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yun Sub Lee
  • Patent number: 10932091
    Abstract: Provided is a method and apparatus for location notification using location context information. In accordance with an embodiment of the disclosure, a mobile device automatically generates location context information that indicates a point of interest in a vicinity of the mobile device. For example, if the user of the mobile device is at home, then the location context information indicates that the user is at home instead of merely indicating latitude/longitude information corresponding to the location of the home. The mobile device displays the location context information in order to convey the location of the mobile device in a manner that is meaningful without the need for a map. Alternatively, or additionally, the mobile device provides the location context information to at least one other device. This serves to inform other users of the location of the mobile device in a manner that is meaningful without the need for a map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Ronald Anthony Dicke, Gaëlle Christine Martin-Cocher
  • Patent number: 10928212
    Abstract: A method and system. It is ascertained that user preferences of a user for service providers of specified features relating to the one or more travel routes are not contained in a user preference database and that the user preferences of the user for service providers of the specified features have not been provided with a previously received request to generate for the user a geographical map that depicts one or more travel routes from a specified initial address to a specified destination address, the specified features, and unique identifiers of preferred service providers of the specified features. User preferences of the user for service providers of the specified features are determined and in response, the map is generated and displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Divya Gopinath, Rajesh Radhakrishnan, Jennifer A. Watson
  • Patent number: 10896619
    Abstract: Position reporting and navigating using a bullseye in an integrated flight application includes obtaining bullseye coordinates in a map reference frame. The map reference frame is associated with a map of the integrated flight application. Position reporting and navigating using a bullseye in an integrated flight application further includes determining current location coordinates in the map reference frame, rendering the map with the bullseye and a current location indicator superimposed on the map, using the bullseye coordinates and the current location coordinates in the map reference frame, determining the current location coordinates in a bullseye reference frame, and reporting the current location in the bullseye reference frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: ForeFlight LLC
    Inventors: Travis Scott Clayton Root, Luis Manuel Flores Vasquez
  • Patent number: 10887155
    Abstract: Various aspects of a system and method to provide a unified connected network are disclosed herein. The system comprises a server communicatively coupled to an electronic control unit (ECU) of a vehicle and a first set of electronic devices. Upon detection of an event, the server receives a first set of data from the ECU and/or a second set of data from the first set of electronic devices associated with a plurality of services. The server extracts information from the received first set and/or the second set of data, based on analysis of the received first set and/or the second set of data. The server further determines one or more responses that correspond to the detected event, based on the extracted information. The server further transmits the determined one or more responses to a second set of electronic devices associated with the plurality of services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kishore Keerthi, Pramod Chintalapoodi, Sho Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10877486
    Abstract: An operating system for a working machine includes drones having GNSS receivers, and working machines having take-off and landing ports and is configured so that positional information on the working machines is acquired by the GNSS receivers of the drones to be placed on the take-off and landing ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: J THINK CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshinao Tamasato
  • Patent number: 10854083
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a recognizer configured to recognize a surrounding situation of a vehicle, a determiner configured to determine that entry into an intersection is allowed, on the basis of a certain determination condition, when the recognizer has recognized that there is the intersection ahead of the vehicle, a driving controller configured to cause the vehicle to enter the intersection when the determiner has determined that the entry into the intersection is allowed, and a condition changer configured to change the determination condition to a condition under which it is easier for the entry into the intersection to be determined to be allowed in a case in which the intersection recognized by the recognizer is a circular intersection, in comparison with a case in which the intersection recognized by the recognizer is another intersection different from the circular intersection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayasu Kumano, Takuya Niioka, Kazuma Ohara, Suguru Yanagihara
  • Patent number: 10831813
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-program products are described for determining current location information which includes determining whether an object is moving by comparing the current location information with previous location information. Future location information is calculated and a point of interest is filtered using the future location information. A media asset is then matched to the filtered point of interest and a current score is determined for the matched media asset. Determining a current score includes determining a window in which the matched media asset is geographically relevant to the future location information, and updating the matched media asset score when the future location information changes. An ordered playlist is dynamically generated according to the future location information by repeatedly prioritizing and sequencing matched media assets according to the current score for each matched media asset, and matched media assets are played or displayed in the ordered playlist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Gotham Studios, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Neal Nissen