Using Satellite Positioning System (e.g., Global Positioning System (gps), Etc.) Patents (Class 701/468)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10798669
    Abstract: A method of enabling a first wireless information device to access absolute location data in which the first wireless information device does not possess its own absolute location finding system but is instead able to receive, over a wireless network, absolute location data from a second wireless information device that does have its own absolute location finding system. The present invention hence enables wireless information devices to share absolute location data: for example, a mobile telephone with GPS capability can be used as a local “beacon” to broadcast its absolute location to any nearby devices over a personal area wireless network (e.g. a Bluetooth network) so that those nearby devices can use that location data. Hence, a camera with no location finding system of its own could obtain location data from a nearby GPS equipped mobile telephone over a Bluetooth PAN and watermark its images with location data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Conversant Wireless Licensing S.a r.l.
    Inventors: John Pagonis, Mark Jacobs
  • Patent number: 10793225
    Abstract: A wireless communication method adapted to an electrical gear-shifting system of bicycle comprises: establishing a first communication connection to an intermediate device by a master controller; establishing a second communication connection to the intermediate device by a slave controller, sending a control signal to the intermediate device through the first communication connection by the master controller, sending the control signal to the slave controller through the second communication connection by the intermediate device, wherein the slave controller controls a motor driver to perform a gear-shifting operation according to the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: TEKTRO TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Pao-Wen Lin, Hsun-Yu Chuang
  • Patent number: 10789560
    Abstract: A method of tracking a hauling operation is provided. The method includes the steps of: mounting a beacon to a hauler, the beacon including a transmitter configured to emit a low energy transmission including a unique identification, the unique identification code corresponding to the beacon; providing at least a first receiving unit at the loading site, the first receiving unit configured to detect the low energy transmission emitted by the beacon mounted to the hauler; detecting with the first receiving unit the low energy transmission emitted by the beacon when the hauler and mounted beacon are within range of the first receiving unit; analyzing the detected transmission emitted by the beacon mounted to the hauler with the at least first receiving unit to determine the unique identification code transmitted by the beacon; and identifying the hauler based on the embedded unique identification code of the detected transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventors: Michael J Mendiola, Steven B Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 10768003
    Abstract: A system includes a computer including a processor and a memory, the memory storing instructions executable by the processor to determine a route based on at least one of (a) an amount of snow accumulation, and (b) a predicted amount of remediation material, for each of a plurality of road segments, actuate a vehicle to follow the route, and actuate at least one of a snow plow and a material spreader on the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Luke Niewiadomski, Erick Michael Lavoie, Roger Arnold Trombley
  • Patent number: 10752269
    Abstract: A system includes one or more processors configured to obtain operating parameters of a subsystem of a vehicle that is configured to travel along a route during a trip. The one or more processors are configured to generate a digital twin of the subsystem based on the operating parameters, and to receive simulated performance data generated by execution of the digital twin with a designated model of the subsystem. The one or more processors are further configured to obtain field performance data of the subsystem monitored by sensors onboard the vehicle during the trip, and to determine a performance composite index of the subsystem of the vehicle based on a variance between the simulated performance data and the field performance data. The one or more processors are also configured to control the vehicle during the trip or a subsequent trip based on the performance composite index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Suresh Govindappa, Manibabu Pippalla
  • Patent number: 10746551
    Abstract: A positioning apparatus according to the present invention includes: a triaxial acceleration sensor zero point calculating unit which determines whether or not the moving body is performing horizontal plane uniform linear traveling, and calculates a zero point of the triaxial accelerations when a determination is made that the moving body is performing the horizontal plane uniform linear traveling, based on at least triaxial speeds, a longitudinal acceleration, and triaxial accelerations while the moving body is traveling; an apparatus housing attachment angle calculating unit which calculates a pitch direction attachment angle and a roll direction attachment angle based on the zero point of the triaxial accelerations; a triaxial angular velocity coordinate transforming unit which coordinate-transforms the triaxial angular velocities; and a position estimating unit which estimates a current position of the moving body based on at least a yaw rate obtained from the triaxial angular velocities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadatomi Ishigami, Takashi Irie, Masatoshi Fujii, Kohei Fujimoto, Norihiro Nishiuma, Atsushi Mori
  • Patent number: 10706643
    Abstract: This invention relates to an apparatus and system for acquiring non-standard PID corresponding to non-standard operation of a vehicle by using selection input of a user received through a user terminal and OBD data collected from an OBD (On Board Diagnostics) terminal in a vehicle, and the method thereof, and non-standard PID of non-standard operation of a vehicle may be acquired through simple operation of a user terminal regardless of types of vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Center for Integrated Smart Sensors Foundation
    Inventors: Jin Young Yang, Jae Hyung Park, Yunju Baek, Yongsoo Chun, Jaebong Lim
  • Patent number: 10694331
    Abstract: A mutual navigation route is generated from a first to a second mobile devices, the mutual navigation route defining a route from one of the first and second mobile devices to another of the mobile devices. Responsive to determining that a predetermined threshold distance between the first and second mobile devices is reached, generating a first sensory cue at the first mobile device and a second sensory cue at the second mobile device, the first and second sensory cues being provided in counterpart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Natalie Brooks Powell, Matthew E. Dirks, Leah Michelle Camp, Michael Bender
  • Patent number: 10688376
    Abstract: The present invention provides a portable gyroscopic device for the transportation of objects or individuals which comprises: a portable receptacle (A?) which comprises: a frame (1) on which an axis (3) of a gyroscopic element comprising one or more masses or flywheel units (2) is mounted; at least one electric motor (8) which actuates at least one mass or flywheel unit of said gyroscopic element mentioned, a source of electric power (5); and electronic control means (6) to operate said electric motor. Besides, the invention provides a set of portable gyroscopic device and accessories for the transportation of objects or individuals which comprises the portable gyroscopic device according to claims 1 to 1 and a transportation platform (11) which comprises elements for the transportation of said platform which are selected between mechanical bearings, drones, an air cushion and an electromagnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventors: Carlos Damian Filipich, Carlos Pedro Filipich
  • Patent number: 10647315
    Abstract: A blind spot identification unit (21) identifies a plurality of obstacles causing a blind spot in an area around a vehicle. An individual calculation part (231) calculates, as an individual probability, a probability of occurrence of a traffic accident at a target position with respect to the position of a target object which is each of the obstacles identified by the blind spot identification unit (21). A combined calculation part (232) calculates, as a combined probability, a probability of occurrence of a traffic accident at the target position with respect to each of the plurality of obstacles from the individual probability calculated by the individual calculation part (231).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yosuke Ishiwatari, Takehiko Hanada
  • Patent number: 10638269
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for visualizing spatio-temporal data of a user location. In one example, the method may include receiving spatio-temporal movement information of a first user device associated with a first user, and receiving spatio-temporal movement information of a second user device associated with a second user, identifying a point in time when the first user and the second user could have met based on the received spatio-temporal movement information of the first and second user devices, outputting, via a user interface, a first timeline indicating movement of the first user device over time and a second timeline indicating movement of the second user device over time, and displaying a visual indicator with respect to the first and second timelines indicating the identified point in time when the first and second users could have met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Udo Klein, Holger Knospe, Lukas Melzer
  • Patent number: 10613524
    Abstract: A process management tool for managing transport of a material between a first location and a second location is disclosed. The process management tool includes a communication device configured to receive data messages, a display device, an input device configured to receive user inputs, and a processor in communication with the communication device, the display device, and the input device. The processor is configured to generate a graphical user interface on the display device. The graphical user interface includes a map indicative of a position of each of one or more transport vehicles with respect to the first location and the second location. The graphical user interface further includes a first graphical object indicative of a spacing between a first transport vehicle and a second transport vehicle of the one or more transport vehicles and a second graphical object indicative of a process parameter associated with the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Paving Products Inc.
    Inventor: John Lee Marsolek
  • Patent number: 10609671
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide systems and methods for positioning a gateway of an architecture. The method may include determining a trajectory of a mobile device based on motion data acquired by the mobile device and a movement model, acquiring a first end position of the trajectory of the mobile device, detecting that the mobile device enters or exits the architecture, and determining a second end position of the trajectory upon the detection as the position of the gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING DIDI INFINITY TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hailiang Xu, Weihuan Shu
  • Patent number: 10607406
    Abstract: A method for generating a three-dimensional model of an asset includes receiving input parameters corresponding to constraints of a mission plan for operating an unmanned vehicle around an asset, generating the mission plan based on the input parameters including information of a representative asset type, wherein the mission plan includes waypoints identifying locations and orientations of one or more image sensors of the unmanned vehicle, generating a flight path for the unmanned vehicle connecting the waypoints that satisfy one or more predefined criteria, monitoring a vehicle state of the unmanned vehicle during execution of the flight path from one waypoint to the next waypoint, determining, at each waypoint, a local geometry of the asset sensed by the one or more image sensors, changing the mission plan on-the-fly based on the local geometry, and capturing images of the asset along waypoints of the changed mission plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Shiraj Sen, Steven Robert Gray, Arpit Jain, Huan Tan, Douglas Forman, Judith Ann Guzzo
  • Patent number: 10601124
    Abstract: An antenna assembly comprising a base, a modem, a top lid and a housing is disclosed herein. The antenna assembly is for a vehicle. The base is composed of an aluminum material. The modem is disposed within the base. The top lid is for the base, and the top lid comprises at least one antenna element disposed on an exterior surface thereof. The housing covers the top lid and base. The top lid and base act as an electro-magnetic barrier for the modem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Airgain Incorporated
    Inventor: Kevin Thill
  • Patent number: 10592974
    Abstract: System and methods for management of third party satellite radio activation/deactivation by a vehicle rental service company, wherein satellite radio services may be provided in a rental car when requested by a customer. The systems and methods will enable activation of a satellite radio shortly before or at the start of the rental period, and activation may be altered by the vehicle rental service company in the event that the rental period is shortened or extended, or if the vehicle is exchanged. The systems and methods deactivate the satellite radio service at the end of the rental period. The systems and methods may also be used to activate or deactivate other equipment or services made available via a vehicle rental service company in response to a customer request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventors: Wing Yu Joseph Chan, Michael J. Caron
  • Patent number: 10587669
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving multimedia content information associated with at least one segment of a multimedia content, receiving a request to view the at least one segment of the multimedia content from a client device, logging playback information associated with the viewing of the at least one segment of the multimedia content, determining a multimedia quality metric associated with the at least one segment of multimedia content based in part upon a portion of the received multimedia content information and a portion of the logged playback information, and classifying the at least one segment of the multimedia content with the multimedia quality metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Minchuan Chen, Shankar Lakshmi Regunathan, Sonal Gandhi, Yaming He, Amit Puntambekar, Michael Hamilton Coward
  • Patent number: 10579647
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for analyzing entity performance. In one implementation, a method is provided that includes recognizing an identifier associated with an entity and accessing a data structure comprising information associated with a plurality of interactions. The method also comprises identifying one or more interactions of the plurality of interactions based on the recognized identifier. The method further comprises processing the information of the identified interactions to analyze a performance of the entity and providing the processed information to display the performance of the entity on a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: PALANTIR TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Charles Allsopp, James Thompson, Lloyd Ho, Christopher Wynnyk
  • Patent number: 10580168
    Abstract: An information output system is provided which allows a user to recognize information appropriately while reducing or eliminating inconvenience given to the user. A content output system includes a content output controller 213 which selects output candidate content on the basis of the movement mode of the user and the content position, causes an output unit 25 to output supplementary information on the output candidate content when the relative positional relationship between the user and the output candidate content satisfies a predetermined first condition, and causes the output unit 25 to output the output candidate content when the relative positional relationship between the user and the output candidate content satisfies a predetermined second condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR COL, LTD.
    Inventor: Masayuki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10565278
    Abstract: A searching system and a searching method are provided and perform packaged searching for information regarding a plurality of objects displayed on a map. As a result, searching may be performed on searching target objects selected by a user, and keywords may be mapped to the selected search target objects to enable packaged searching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Cheol Woo Park, Hong Hoi Kim
  • Patent number: 10553042
    Abstract: A driving analysis server may be configured to receive vehicle location data and/or operation data from one or more vehicle systems, identify driving trips and/or driving patterns based on the vehicle data, determine risk assessment values corresponding to the driving trips and driving patterns, and calculate driver scores based on the analyzed driving trip and driving pattern data. Destination locations may be identified for a vehicle's driving trips, and information relating to the destination locations may be retrieved and analyzed to determine risk factors and risk assessment values associated with driving to and from the destination, as well as parking at the destination. Specific driving trip types or purposes may be identified, and driving scores may be calculated based on the vehicle location and time data, including the risk factors, risk assessment values, and the determined trip types or purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Arity International Limited
    Inventors: Margaret A. Brinkmann, Daniel Kraft, Nathan M. Bryer, Eric Huls, Thomas Michael Warden
  • Patent number: 10541761
    Abstract: A management device includes a reception strength acquirer that, when at least one reading device receives transmission signals transmitted by a plurality of transmission devices attached to respective management targets, acquires reception strengths of the transmission signals; and a degradation determinator that, on the basis of a comparison result between a newly acquired reception strength and an index value based on a plurality of reception strengths acquired during a predetermined period, determines whether or not one transmission device of the plurality of transmission devices has degraded. The one transmission device has transmitted a transmission signal corresponding to the newly acquired reception strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Uchimura, Hideaki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10541959
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computer-implemented process is programmed or configured to allow a first mobile device to generate and send enriched pin data to a geographical messaging system. Enriched pin data may include latitude and longitude data, a timestamp, and a media element. Media elements may include image data, video data, text data, drawing data that defines a geographic location, route data that defines a geographic travel path, and/or pin expiration data. The geographical messaging system may then broadcast the enriched pin data to a second mobile device belonging to a team member in the same geographical region as the first mobile device. The second mobile device may then use the enriched pin data to display, on a geographical map, a map pin that corresponds to the enriched pin data. In one embodiment, the second mobile device may also use the enriched pin data to display, in a message chain, a message related to the enriched pin data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: David Philipson
  • Patent number: 10527442
    Abstract: A navigation system and various methods of using the system are described herein. Search query results are refined by the system and are prioritized based at least in part upon sub-search categories selected during the searching process. Sub-searches can be represented by graphical icons displayed on the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Francis Bourque, Sanjay Gupta, Mark Hansen
  • Patent number: 10514260
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for controlling the integrity of the value of a piece of navigation information delivered by a merging/consolidation device including a plurality of processing modules. Each module generates a navigation solution from measurements coming from one or a plurality of separate navigation devices, which involves defining, for each processing module, a radius of protection, corresponding to a given probability of failure. The method includes defining at least one consolidated area that encompasses protection areas centered on the solution values that are output from the processing modules and that correspond to the radii of protection defined for these modules. The radius of protection of the merging/consolidation device for the probability of failure itself is defined to correspond to the consolidated area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: SAFRAN ELECTRONICS & DEFENSE
    Inventors: David Roberfroid, Jean-Luc Demange, Michel Destelle, Yves Becheret
  • Patent number: 10511971
    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: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Pointr Limited
    Inventors: Ismail Ege Akpinar, Mehmet Bilgay Akhan