Having Accuracy Improvement Of Position Or Location Patents (Class 701/469)
  • Patent number: 11512961
    Abstract: A method and system of maintaining a trained neural network for mobile device indoor navigation and positioning. The method comprises, based on magnetic parameters acquired from a plurality of mobile devices acquired at a set of positions within an indoor area, accumulating the magnetic parameters in accordance with a trained neural network-based magnetic fingerprint dataset in a fingerprint database of the indoor area; and when a density of points represented by the set of positions having accumulated magnetic parameters exceeds a deployment threshold density, deploying the magnetic fingerprint dataset within a fingerprint map for mobile device navigation of the indoor area, the fingerprint map encompassing the set of positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Mapsted Corp.
    Inventors: Sean Huberman, Henry L. Ohab
  • Patent number: 11491958
    Abstract: A bicycle braking system includes a server, a portable device such as a smartphone, a display unit, a control unit, a power supply unit, a rotating electrical machine, and a bicycle. The portable device includes an image display unit, a braking condition transmitting unit, and a braking condition setting unit. The control unit regeneratively brakes the bicycle using the rotating electrical machine in accordance with the braking condition set by the braking condition setting unit. The braking system enables a non-user to set braking conditions for the bicycle and to perform braking based on the conditions set by the non-user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventor: Kenta Tohara
  • Patent number: 11487017
    Abstract: A system and method for detection of an aerial drone in an environment includes a baseline of geo-mapped sensor data in a temporal and location indexed database formed by (i) using at least one sensor to receive signals from the environment and converting into digital signals for further processing; (ii) deriving time delays, object signatures, Doppler shifts, reflectivity, and/or optical characteristics from the received signals; (iii) geo-mapping the environment using GNSS and the sensor data; and (iv) logging sensor data over a time interval, for example 24 hours to 7 days. Live sensor data can be then be monitored and signature data can be derived by computing at least one parameter such as direction and signal strength. The live data is continuously or periodically compared to the baseline data to identify a variance, if any, which may be indicative of a detection event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventors: Brian Moore, Ken Brizel
  • Patent number: 11486960
    Abstract: Recent decades have brought tremendous advances in communication systems which have given rise to the global proliferation of smartphones and other mobile communication systems. A signal processing system implements technical solutions for determining building footprints from inputs including signal data associated with mobile communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: BILLUPS, INC.
    Inventors: Shawn Spooner, Chen Chen
  • Patent number: 11483137
    Abstract: A processing device is configured to process an initial set of command types. A command extension module and a digital signature are received. The digital signature is generated based on the command extension module using a private key of a key pair. The command extension module, once installed by the processing device, enables the processing device to process a new command type that is not included in the initial set of command types. The digital signature is verified using a public key of the key pair. Based on a successful verification of the digital signature, the command extension module is temporarily installed by loading the command extension module in a volatile memory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: James Ruane, Robert W. Strong
  • Patent number: 11477872
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a system and method for a light sensor network that provides an application framework for interactive applications are presented. The light sensor network includes a plurality of lighting nodes and a plurality of sensor controller nodes (SCNs) positioned within wireless communications range of one or more of the plurality of LNs. A LN within the light sensor network includes a communication interface having a first transceiver and a second transceiver. The first transceiver being configured to exchange communication signals to and from a service platform over a wide area network (WAN) via a lighting gateway node. The second transceiver being configured to receive beacon signals from a beacon transmitting device within a beacon communications range and further configured to transmit beacon signals to be received by a beacon-enabled device within the beacon communications range. Sensor data and beacon data are used by the interactive applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Barnard, Kent W. Ryhorchuk
  • Patent number: 11462084
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program that can efficiently transmit a tactile signal for a plurality of tactile presentation units. A transmission apparatus breaks up a tactile signal included in content into a base tactile signal group, converts the base tactile signal group into encoded data including parameters defined for each of the broken up base tactile signals, and transmits the encoded data. A reception apparatus restores and combines the base tactile signals based on the parameters included in the encoded data to restore the tactile signal and makes a tactile presentation. The present disclosure can be applied to a content reproduction system including a tactile presentation apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo Yokoyama, Osamu Ito
  • Patent number: 11441897
    Abstract: A method, an electronic device, and a computer program product for calibrating a barometric pressure sensor in an electronic device. The method includes receiving, via a processor of an electronic device, first altitude data from a first wireless access point and triggering a barometric pressure sensor of the electronic device to transmit second altitude data. The method further includes receiving the second altitude data and determining a first difference between the first altitude data and the second altitude data. The method further incudes determining if the first difference is greater than an altitude difference threshold, and in response to determining that the first difference is greater than the altitude difference threshold, triggering the barometric pressure sensor to calibrate, based on the first altitude data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventor: Ranjeet Gupta
  • Patent number: 11423586
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for tracking objects comprise one or more optical sensors for capturing one or more images of a scene, wherein the one or more optical sensors capture a wide field of view and corresponding narrow field of view for the one or more images of a scene, a localization module, coupled to the one or more optical sensors for determining the location of the apparatus, and determining the location of one more objects in the one or more images based on the location of the apparatus and an augmented reality module, coupled to the localization module, for enhancing a view of the scene on a display based on the determined location of the one or more objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Supun Samarasekera, Taragay Oskiper, Rakesh Kumar, Mikhail Sizintsev, Vlad Branzoi
  • Patent number: 11415984
    Abstract: An autonomous driving control device includes a map information input unit, a new map information storage unit, and a calculation unit. The map information input unit includes several input means and several processing means. The calculation unit performs the autonomous driving using the new map information obtained by accessing the new map information storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Hitachi Astemo, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuya Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11408750
    Abstract: A host map system for updating a region of a host map based on sensor data received from a plurality of connected vehicles travelling in the region comprises monitoring a host map region for discrepancies, defining a geo-fence around an area of a discrepancy and setting a schedule for activing the geo-fence. When a connected vehicle enters the geo-fence, the host mapping system transmits the geo-fence to the connected vehicle and requests that it share its sensor data while travelling in the geo-fenced area. The host mapping system receives the sensor data and processes the data to update details of the host map. The host mapping system may transmit the updated map to connected vehicles travelling in the map region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Toyota Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall J. St. Romain, Schuyler H. Cohen
  • Patent number: 11403588
    Abstract: A system and method for accurately sort items for delivery and track the delivery of items in an item distribution network using a purpose built confidence event recorder. Items can then be tracked while out for delivery through the use of confidence data recorded by a confidence event recorder carried by an item carrier. Confidence data can be used to accurately record when and where item carriers deliver items and can be used for generating and transmitting an expected delivery window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: United States Postal Service
    Inventor: Stephen M. Dearing
  • Patent number: 11404149
    Abstract: A charting system is provided for use in a healthcare facility having a network. The charting system includes a microphone to receive voice inputs from a caregiver. A vital sign monitor obtains a vital sign from a patient and displays it. The system includes a communication device having a voice-to-text module that includes a processor coupled to the microphone. The processor operates a voice-to-text algorithm that converts the vital sign into text in response to the caregiver dictating the vital sign into the microphone. The processor initiates transmission of the vital sign to an EMR computer via the network after conversion of the at least one vital sign to text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Embree, Douglas A. Seim, Frederick Collin Davidson, Britten J. Pipher, Kenzi Mudge, Bradley T. Smith, Steven D. Baker, Eric Agdeppa, Pamela Wells, Laura A. Hassey, Andrew S. Robinson, Thomas A. Myers
  • Patent number: 11397724
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for obtaining an area speed limit value. The method includes: mapping, to a coordinate system, a track section on a train running line in electronic map data; respectively storing, into a temporary speed limit information list and a constant speed limit information list in a one-to-one correspondence mode, speed limit data of a temporary speed limit and speed limit data of a constant speed limit of the train in the track section according to coordinates of the track section in the coordinate system; combining speed limit data in the temporary speed limit information list with speed limit data in the constant speed limit information list to obtain a strictest speed limit list of the train; and obtaining, by searching the strictest speed limit list, a strictest speed limit value of an area corresponding to a real-time coordinate position of the train.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: BYD COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Chugao Huang, Kaikuo Zhuo, Faping Wang
  • Patent number: 11395082
    Abstract: A vehicle and a controlling method of the same controlling an output of a speaker based on a mutual influence between a plurality of speakers provided on a crush pad are provided. The vehicle includes a crush pad, a first speaker provided on the crush pad, and a second speaker provided on the crush pad and positioned on one side of the first speaker. An amplifier supplies current to the first speaker and the second speaker and a detector detects the current of the first speaker and the current of the second speaker. A controller is configured to compensate a movement of the second speaker caused by an operation of the first speaker based on an output of the detector when a current is supplied to the first speaker among the first speaker and the second speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Youngbeom Kim
  • Patent number: 11356817
    Abstract: A system and method for providing location information on a social network, including: sending, to a social mapping system, a request for one or more social media posts, wherein the request includes screen attribute information about a display of a client device, geographic location information, and an identification of a requesting account of the social network; receiving, in response to the request, a suggested group for display by the client device; and displaying, by the client device, the suggested group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: YouMap, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Constantinides
  • Patent number: 11350210
    Abstract: A vehicle capable of directing a sound output from a center speaker to a passenger by adjusting a tilt angle and a swivel angle of a cradle for a user terminal device includes: a center speaker provided on a dashboard; a cradle provided within a preset distance from the center speaker, fixing a user terminal device, and configured to tilt and swivel; a camera configured to obtain an image of a passenger; and a controller configured to determine an ear position of the passenger based on the image of the passenger, determine a first angle and a second angle based on the ear position of the passenger, and control the cradle to be tilted by the first angle and swiveled by the second angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Youngbeom Kim
  • Patent number: 11340072
    Abstract: Provided is a mechanism that enables the balance between the satisfaction of measurement accuracy required for an application and the suppression of power consumption. An information processing apparatus includes a control unit that acquires information indicating required accuracy of measurement information based on a result of detection by a sensor from the application that uses the measurement information, and controls the sensor on the basis of the information indicating the required accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Tsujii, Tomohisa Takaoka, Haruto Takeda
  • Patent number: 11341784
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, an electronic device may include at least one sensor, at least one communication circuit, and a processor electrically connected to the at least one sensor and/or the at least one communication circuit, wherein the processor is configured to determine a relay message generation condition associated with a vehicle based at least on data acquired from the at least one sensor and/or the at least one communication circuit, to generate a relay message based at least on the data acquired from the at least one sensor and/or the at least one communication circuit when the relay message generation condition is satisfied based on the determination result, and to transmit the generated relay message to an external vehicle through the at least one communication circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seungcheol Lee, Je-Hyun Lee, Ki-Ho Cho, Hyoung-Tak Cho, Jong-Sung Joo, A Reum Choi, In-Young Choi, Sun-Min Hwang
  • Patent number: 11335085
    Abstract: An advanced driver assistance apparatus, a vehicle having the same, and a method of controlling the vehicle are provided. The vehicle may acquire a first image of a road by a first image acquisition unit while traveling, acquire a second image of the road by a second image acquisition unit while traveling, recognize a first lane in the first image by a first lane recognizer, recognize a second lane in the second image by a second lane recognizer, determine whether at least one of the first lane recognizer or the first image acquisition unit has a failure by comparing the first lane with the second lane, and output failure information when at least one of the first lane recognizer or the first image acquisition unit is determined to have the failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Kyoungsoo We
  • Patent number: 11327473
    Abstract: A scalable industrial asset management system dynamically negotiates allocation of mobile industrial assets to industrial operation sites. The asset management system tracks and models the capabilities and availabilities of a pool of mobile industrial assets (e.g., truck-mounted assets or other such assets). Based on a defined demand of a scheduled industrial operation requiring mobile industrial assets (e.g., a fracking operation, a mining operation, etc.) the system selects a subset of the mobile industrial assets that are both available during the scheduled operation and are collectively capable of satisfying the demands of the industrial operation. Moreover, based on the asset models for the subset of mobile industrial assets, the system configures an on-premise cloud agent device to collect telemetry data from the mobile assets during the operation and to migrate the collected data to a cloud-based collection and analytics system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Bijan Sayyarrodsari, Francisco P. Maturana
  • Patent number: 11308778
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and systems for providing an integrated system for sensor monitoring and mapping in a translated coordinate system. One general aspect can include translating a digital map of a geographical region in a global positioning coordinate system to a translated coordinate system, where the geographical region includes a physical building. The method can also include generating digital interior maps of the physical building in the translated coordinate system and including on the maps control elements associated with devices physically located within the geographical region. The method can also include receiving, from a sensor data interceptor, sensor data from the devices. The method can also include providing a graphical user interface for viewing the digital maps and the sensor data associated with the physical devices on the map to provide a holistic view of the geographical region, including the exterior and interior of the physical building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventors: Glenn Morris, Jonathan E. Shuster, Anete Fridrihsone
  • Patent number: 11300685
    Abstract: To provide correction data for determining position, first position data are determined and/or made available to a vehicle depending on an incoming Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signal, the vehicle having a GNSS receiver or a differential GNSS (DGNSS) receiver for receiving the incoming GNSS signal, and the first position data being determined when the vehicle is in a charging position at a predefined charging station. Second position data are also determined and/or made available, the second position data including information which is representative of a global position of the predefined charging station. Correction data is determined depending on the first position data and the second position data. The correction data is made available to at least one further device to determine the position of the at least one further device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Konschak, Josef Krammer
  • Patent number: 11300686
    Abstract: A virtual reference station switching method includes obtaining networking change information of a reference station network, obtaining prediction information based on the networking change information of the reference station network, where the prediction information includes a reference station combination used to calculate a virtual reference station of a mobile station is switched from a first reference station combination to a second reference station combination, obtaining a first virtual reference station through calculation based on the first reference station combination, and obtaining a second virtual reference station through calculation based on the second reference station combination, and providing at least one of first virtual reference station information or second virtual reference station information to the mobile station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yangbo Lin
  • Patent number: 11295618
    Abstract: The network system triggers registration of the start of a transport journey in response to a communication of a transport user device and a transport provider device with each other, performs a continuous coordinated proximity monitoring to verify the identity of a transport user and a transport provider vehicle, and triggers registration of the end of the transport journey through communication of the transport user device and the transport provider device with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Carma Technology Limited
    Inventor: Sean O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11287859
    Abstract: A rearview assembly comprises a rearview device; a housing supporting the rearview device; a cavity defined by the housing and the rearview device; a first printed circuit board having a processor and disposed within the cavity; a second printed circuit board in communication with the first printed circuit board and disposed within the cavity; at least one rib having an outer edge and extending from the housing into the cavity; and a channel whose sidewalls are defined by a portion of the housing, the at least one rib, and a portion of the second printed circuit board. An air moving device may draw air through the channel. A seal may be employed to make the sidewalls of the channel generally airtight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven J. Veenman, Eric S. Sloterbeek, Brian D. Jewell
  • Patent number: 11270584
    Abstract: The network system triggers registration of the start of a transport journey in response to a communication of a transport user device and a transport provider device with each other, performs a continuous coordinated proximity monitoring to verify the identity of a transport user and a transport provider vehicle, and triggers registration of the end of the transport journey through communication of the transport user device and the transport provider device with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Carma Technology Limited
    Inventor: Sean O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11249169
    Abstract: A method of determining locations of tracking devices may include receiving a data ping from a tracking device, where the data ping may be sent in response to the tracking device detecting a predetermined sequence of movements indicating a logistic event from a plurality of predefined logistics events. The method may additionally include accessing a hierarchical logistics flow for the tracking device, where the hierarchical logistics flow may include an ordered sequential list of event sites through which the tracking device is likely to move. The method may further include assigning an event site from the ordered sequential list of event sites based on the logistic event and the hierarchical logistics flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Chep Technology PTY Limited
    Inventors: Chad Connors, Brian Lee
  • Patent number: 11248908
    Abstract: A method is disclosed comprising: determining at least one relative altitude information based, at least in part, on at least one pressure information, wherein the at least one relative altitude information is indicative of a relative value of an altitude, determining at least one absolute altitude information associated with a data element of a database comprising map data, wherein the at least one absolute altitude information is indicative of an absolute value of an altitude, determining an estimation information based, at least in part, on the determined relative altitude information and, at least in part, on the determined absolute altitude information, wherein the estimation information represents an absolute value of an altitude. It is further disclosed an according apparatus, computer program and system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Pavel Ivanov, Lauri Aarne Johannes Wirola, Jari Tapani Syrjärinne, Muhammad Irshan Khan
  • Patent number: 11232587
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods that makes use of one or more image sensors of a device to provide users with information relating to nearby points of interest. The image sensors may be used to detect features and/or objects in the field of view of the image sensors. Pose data, including a location and orientation of the device is then determined based on the one or more detected features and/or objects. A plurality of points of interest that are within a geographical area that is dependent on the pose data are then determined. The determination may, for instance, be made by querying a mapping database for points of interest that are known to be located within a particular distance of the location of the user. The device then provides information to the user indicating one or more of the plurality of points of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Juan David Hincapie, Andre Le
  • Patent number: 11226391
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining one or more pieces of metadata information indicative of one or more identifiers of one or more spatial locations located within a venue, and further indicative of one or more floor level identifiers of the one or more spatial locations. The method also generates a map of one or more locations of one or more radio nodes, including altitude information, and their respective one or more pieces of identifying information. The method further includes determining one or more pieces of matching information indicative of whether a respective identifying information of the one or more radio nodes at least partially matches with at least one metadata information and, if so, associating the respective radio node with a respective altitude floor level of the respective piece of metadata information in a radio map of the venue. A corresponding apparatus and computer program product are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Marko Luomi, Lauri Aarne Johannes Wirola, Petri Rauhala
  • Patent number: 11209456
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system includes an inertial measurement unit, a lidar sensor, and one or more processors configured to perform operations. The operations include receiving data from the lidar sensor. The operations include determining movement data based on the data received from the lidar sensor. The operations include receiving data from the inertial measurement unit. The operations include determining, based on the movement data and the data received from the inertial measurement unit, one or more calibration factors for the inertial measurement unit. The operations include applying the one or more calibration factors to a measurement received from the inertial measurement unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Woven Planet North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Oliver Nichols, Mayur Nitinbhai Shah
  • Patent number: 11187541
    Abstract: A method of requesting map data by a wireless communications device entails steps of predicting a future area of interest for which map data may be required, downloading the map data for the future area of interest, and then caching the map data for the future area of interest. Cached map data is thus available for rendering when the device moves into the future area of interest, thus expediting the generation of onscreen maps. Predicting the future area of interest can be accomplished, for example, by determining the direction of travel, by identifying a roadway upon which the device user is travelling, or by identifying a programmed route in a navigation application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Christophe Gibran, Robert Watt, Michael J. Crowley
  • Patent number: 11189177
    Abstract: Methods and systems for efficient airspace design and planning using the Airspace Information Model are described. In one example aspect, a method for designing an improved airspace model includes receiving a first user input that comprises one or more parameters, generating, based on the first user input, an airspace design, performing a validation of the airspace design against an aviation standard, the validation comprising a set of design rules and criteria for evaluation of aircraft performance and safety of operations, generating, based on at least the parametric model, at least one key performance indicator (KPI) for the airspace design, providing for display a value of the at least one KPI, receiving a second user input that comprises an updated value for at least one of the one or more parameters, and providing for display, based on the second input, an updated value of the at least one KPI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: VIANAIR INC.
    Inventor: Stavros Sidiropoulos
  • Patent number: 11181737
    Abstract: A HUD device that allows an occupant of a moving body to view a virtual image by projecting an image on a display medium includes a display item information acquisition unit that acquires display item information showing position and display content of display item, a travel information acquisition unit that acquires travel information indicating position of the moving body at predetermined time intervals, and a state information acquisition unit that acquires state information indicating state of the moving body, and specifies at display timings display position on the basis of position indicated by display item information and position indicated by travel information acquired last.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kosuke Kubota, Ken'ichi Kasazumi, Masahito Ogata, Toshiya Mori
  • Patent number: 11181603
    Abstract: An electronic building automation system, comprising one or more electronic building automation devices, comprising a beacon receiver arranged to receive localizing beacon signals transmitted from multiple beacons, a processor circuit configured to generate a service request comprising the beacon identifiers stored in the beacon identifier memory, the control computer arranged to generate a servicing message comprising data localizing the building automation device, said data being obtained from the beacon identifiers in the received service request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Matthias Wendt, Harald Joseph Günther Radermacher, Peter Deixler
  • Patent number: 11158138
    Abstract: A method and system for preserving and processing vehicle crash data evidence for any motor vehicle collision. The method initiates with checking and selecting from list of vehicles that support internal recording of crash event data. The method includes a field user option for extracting the hexadecimal event data stored in memory on a vehicle's airbag module by communicating through the on-board diagnostic port with a universal wireless on-board diagnostic device communicatively coupled with a user-computing device. Data preservation is achieved by requesting and saving vehicle specific code responses; data is then transmitted through a communication network to a computer integrated remotely in a laboratory for interpretation into a readable report format, so that collision specific details can be understood and analyzed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Inventor: Jason Bayley
  • Patent number: 11156719
    Abstract: A system for indoor localization using satellite navigation signals in a Distributed Antenna System includes a plurality of Off-Air Access Units (OAAUs). Each of the plurality of OAAUs is operable to receive an individual satellite navigation signal from at least one of a plurality of satellites and operable to route signals optically to one or more DAUs. The system also includes a plurality of remote DRUs located at a remote location. The plurality of remote DRUs are operable to receive signals from a plurality of local DAUs. The system further includes an algorithm to delay each individual satellite navigation signal for providing indoor localization at each of the plurality of DRUs and a GPS receiver at the remote location used in a feedback loop with the DRU to control the delays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Inventor: Shawn Patrick Stapleton
  • Patent number: 11150325
    Abstract: Determining a device's location in a space in real time is computing intensive. To offload some of the workload in conducting this hyperlocation, the access points in the network conduct some of process in determining the location of a device. The cloud determines a restricted AoA search area based on previous client locations. After this determination, a three-dimensional (3D) AoA search is conducted by each AP in the restricted area (restricted by a range of azimuth directions) for a device. Finally, each AP reports a location(s) for the device, which comprises weights for selected angular sectors. The cloud can then construct a probability heat map for location computation from the weights provided from each AP for the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Aaron Silverman, Santosh Ghanshyam Pandey, Paul J. Stager, Xu Zhang, Abhishek Mukherji
  • Patent number: 11146938
    Abstract: A first responder readiness data server for monitoring at least one readiness parameter of a monitorable device obtainable from a sensor couplable to the monitorable device, the sensor configured to detect a present value of the at least one readiness parameter of the monitorable device. The server includes a communication interface configured to receive data transmitted from the sensor, the data corresponding to the present value of at least one readiness parameter of the monitorable device, and a processor configured to determine if the present value of the at least one readiness parameter of the monitorable device meets at least one user-defined rule, determine a device status indicating if the present value of the at least one readiness parameter of the monitorable device has met the user-defined rule, the communication interface further configured to transmit an indication of the device status to a monitoring display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Scott Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel G. Farley
  • Patent number: 11106218
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate generally to autonomous vehicles and associated mechanical, electrical and electronic hardware, computer software and systems, and wired and wireless network communications to provide map data for autonomous vehicles. In particular, a method may include accessing subsets of multiple types of sensor data, aligning subsets of sensor data relative to a global coordinate system based on the multiple types of sensor data to form aligned sensor data, and generating datasets of three-dimensional map data. The method further includes detecting a change in data relative to at least two datasets of the three-dimensional map data and applying the change in data to form updated three-dimensional map data. The change in data may be representative of a state change of an environment at which the sensor data is sensed. The state change of the environment may be related to the presence or absences of an object located therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Zoox, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Sol Levinson, Gabriel Thurston Sibley
  • Patent number: 11107150
    Abstract: The Ad Hoc Item Geo Temporal Location and Allocation Apparatuses, Methods and Systems (“GeoTemp”) transforms user requested area (202), user layout request (1102), user request for product items (1402), layout, section, unit/item position, zone, user item selection inputs via GeoTemp components into location map (230), layout position (1135), booking (1026), goods services dispatch (1326, 1430), item reservation, item directions, inventory request, inventory delivery outputs. The GeoTemp includes an ad hoc geographical and temporal mapping and item allocation apparatus, comprising: a memory and a component collection in the memory. The GeoTemp further includes a processor disposed in communication with the memory, and configured to issue a plurality of processing instructions from the component collection stored in the memory, wherein the processor issues instructions from the component collection, stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Beachy Co.
    Inventors: Matthew Stephen Houston, David Michael Stange, Joshua Paul Aronson
  • Patent number: 11087616
    Abstract: An approach is provided for recommending services based on map-based dynamic location sampling. The approach, for instance, involves determining a predicted location of a vehicle on a road segment based on an estimated time of arrival at an end node of the road segment. The approach also involves calculating a difference between the predicted location and an actual location sensed by a location of the vehicle. The approach further involves recommending a service for installation on or near the road segment based on the difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Ofri Rom, Ron Begleiter, Marina Ousov Fridin, Daniel Schmidt, Yelena Shnaider, Inna Branevich, Alexander Maryanovsky, Marcelo Savignano
  • Patent number: 11081001
    Abstract: A system for capturing and transmitting data related to traffic and environmental conditions is provided. The system includes a processor that identifies location information of the traffic cone in real time, an image sensor that captures one or more images of an area external to the traffic cone, a communication module that transmits, in real time, the location information and the one or more images as a broadcast signal, and memory utilized to store the location information and the one or more images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Alex T. Pham
  • Patent number: 11068627
    Abstract: Procedural generation of simulated environments is described herein. In an example, a computing device can access road network data associated with a real environment. Further, the computing device can generate, based on the sensor data, a road mesh associated with the real environment. The computing device can associate the road network data with the road mesh to generate a simulated environment and can procedurally render at least one object into the simulated environment based at least in part on at least one rule. The computing device can output the simulated environment for at least one of testing, validating, or training an algorithm used by an autonomous vehicle for at least one of navigating, planning, or decision making.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Zoox, Inc.
    Inventors: James Graham Dolan, Douglas Raymond Brooks
  • Patent number: 11064827
    Abstract: A pillow is provided herein which includes a cover having opposing first and second panels. A gusset perimetrically bounds, and joins, the first and second panels. The gusset is formed of an open cell construction. Compliant fill material is disposed within the cover. Advantageously, with the subject invention, a pillow is provided allowing for lateral ventilation between opposing panels. This permits a cooling effect while a user is resting or sleeping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: BEDGEAR, LLC
    Inventor: Eugene Alletto, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11062600
    Abstract: The network system triggers registration of the start of a transport journey in response to a communication of a transport user device and a transport provider device with each other, performs a continuous coordinated proximity monitoring to verify the identity of a transport user and a transport provider vehicle, and triggers registration of the end of the transport journey through communication of the transport user device and the transport provider device with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Carma Technology Limited
    Inventor: Sean O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11054262
    Abstract: A method for improving the accuracy of an inertial navigation system (INS) by performing a synchronization procedure to align the INS to a compass-derived initial heading comprises the steps of determining a heading of minimal error for the compass and defining that heading as the initial heading; orienting the INS to align with the so-defined initial heading; synchronizing the internal navigation system to that heading; and proceeding with navigation by use of the INS. The INS may be vehicle mounted or be contained in a portable navigation unit for swimmers or other users. The heading of minimal error may be determined by placing the compass within a multi-axis Helmholz coil system and monitoring compass readings and deviation errors as a function of actual compass positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: STIDD Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Perry
  • Patent number: 11055582
    Abstract: Provided is an object recognition device capable of preventing a change of fusion data from a previous value to a current value that exceeds a tolerable range. The object recognition device is configured to execute specialized tracking processing when a change of the fusion data from the previous value to the current value exceeds a tolerable range, and generate tracking data that is equivalent to prediction data in the specialized tracking processing by setting an adjustment physical quantity for solving a fusion data discontinuity state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Tateiwa, Koji Iida, Takayuki Moritani
  • Patent number: 11054274
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and storage medium for controlling a navigation map. The method includes: acquiring navigation key points contained in a navigation route between a current position of a vehicle and a next maneuver point, upon detecting a scale display event; calculating an optimal scale of the navigation map, according to the navigation key points and a pixel size of a terminal screen; and navigating the navigation route according to the optimal scale. The method, apparatus and storage medium for controlling a navigation map provided by the embodiments of the present disclosure improve the guidance of the navigation map and reduce the risk of missing an intersection during driving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jian Deng, Quankun Chen, Kai Huang