Employing Map Database System Patents (Class 701/532)
  • Patent number: 11940573
    Abstract: A navigation-communication-integrated metamaterial sonar for underwater vehicles is provided, and belongs to the field of ocean detection and communication. The metamaterial sonar is a metamaterial composite structure including a group of disc array with the same diameters, a disc backboard and water gaps. By adjusting the period p of the disc array, a board thickness t1 of each disc, the thickness g of each water gap, the radius w1 of the disc array, the radius w2 and the thickness t2 of the backboard, the working states of underwater navigation and underwater acoustic communication may be flexibly switched by changing working frequencies, and the navigation-communication-integrated sonar may be realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignees: QINGDAO INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER OF HARBIN ENGINEERING UNIVERSITY, HARBIN ENGINEERING UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yongyao Chen, Xin Wang, Junjie Li, Liang Zhang, Zedong Ma
  • Patent number: 11933630
    Abstract: A control arrangement for a vehicle, specifically adapted for use and creation of map data for improved operation of the vehicle. A corresponding method and computer program product is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: VOLVO TRUCK CORPORATION
    Inventor: Johan Bjernetun
  • Patent number: 11922921
    Abstract: A system for generating a custom audio experience that is configured receive a first audio sample of a first impulse response corresponding to an interior of a vehicle, generate a first convolution reverb from the first audio sample, receive a second audio sample of a second impulse response corresponding to an audio equipment of the vehicle, generate an impulse response module from the second audio sample, generate combination module based on the first convolution reverb and the impulse response module, receive a third audio sample from a user, modify the third audio sample based on the combination module to generate a modified third audio sample, receive an indication of user input to play the modified third audio sample, and cause a user device to output the modified third audio sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: CARMAX ENTERPRISE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventor: Scott Jeffrey Ackerman
  • Patent number: 11920945
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for providing landmark-assisted navigation guidance by selectively utilizing database information includes receiving navigation requests from one or more mobile computing devices, each of the requests being associated with a respective starting point, destination, and travel mode. For each navigation request, a corresponding route to be depicted in a corresponding digital map is determined. For each navigation request associated with a first travel mode, corresponding points of interest (POIs) are determined from among a plurality of POIs stored in a database. The corresponding POIs are determined based at least on whether the corresponding POIs are associated with any landmark category. For each navigation request associated with a second travel mode, corresponding POIs are determined irrespective of whether the corresponding POIs are associated with any landmark categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: John Payyappillil John, Jeffrey Albertson, Natalie O'Connell Williams, Amanda Bishop, Justin Joseph Thorsen, Jiexi Lu
  • Patent number: 11919519
    Abstract: A method and a device for operating an assistance system of a vehicle involves detecting laterally static and laterally dynamic objects, which the vehicle is to drive past, as lateral boundary objects. A respective lateral distance of the vehicle from the respective lateral boundary object is detected. A speed of the respective laterally dynamic object is determined and at least the respectively laterally dynamic object is classified according to its type. A set of characteristic curves is stored in a control unit of the vehicle, the characteristic curves of the set being assigned in each case to an environmental situation predetermined depending on lateral boundary objects. It is predetermined by a respective characteristic curve for the respective environmental situation at what maximum speed the vehicle is to drive past a lateral boundary object at different lateral distances from the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: MERCEDES-BENZ GROUP AG
    Inventors: Andreas Spieker, Uli Kolbe, Alexander Heckmann, Raphael Raudenbusch
  • Patent number: 11919527
    Abstract: An autonomous driving system configured to make an abnormality determination for an in-vehicle device at an abnormality determination point while an autonomous vehicle is driving autonomously includes: a route search unit configured to search for a travel route from a departure point to a destination point; a route determination unit configured to determine a determination route for making the abnormality determination for the in-vehicle device from the searched travel route, based on necessity of making the abnormality determination for the in-vehicle device and the number of the abnormality determination points on the travel route; and an abnormality determination unit configured to make the abnormality determination for the in-vehicle device at the abnormality determination point while the autonomous vehicle is driving along the determination route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daichi Hotta, Nobukazu Ueki, Sadayuki Abe
  • Patent number: 11915252
    Abstract: A method for identifying key elements that affect emergence of global efficiency of a rail transit system and a simulation system based on evolution of intelligent group behaviors for implementing the method. The global efficiency of the rail transit system is determined in form of an index vector. Around the index vector of the global efficiency, the agent models of the micro-subjects in the rail transit system and a simulation system of the emergence of the global efficiency based on the evolution of intelligent group behaviors are established. An algorithm implemented in the simulation system is established to identify key elements of the emergence of the global efficiency of the rail transit system. The method and the simulation system of the present disclosure provide a systematic solution for the improvement of the global efficiency of the rail transit system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: TONGJI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Deng Pan, Zejun Chen
  • Patent number: 11914633
    Abstract: A system and method for sharing an item of media content is described. An exemplary method includes associating a first location with the item of media content at a first mobile device and sending a request to view the item of media content to a second mobile device at a second location. The method includes showing a recipient of the item of media content a simulated journey from the recipient's location to a location associated with the item of media content. The simulated journey includes zooming out from the recipient's location shown on a map, following a path between the recipient's location and the location associated with the item of media content, and zooming into the location associated with the item of media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Konnektz Limited
    Inventor: Ibrahim Ali Musallam
  • Patent number: 11898855
    Abstract: An assistance control system performs assistance control for causing a moving object to move to a destination based on map information. The assistance control system includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to generate or update the map information based on input from a sensor mounted on the moving object, acquire a plurality of route candidates to the destination, evaluate certainty of the map information for each location or each section, and calculate a map information evaluation value, evaluate accuracy of the assistance control in the acquired route candidates based on the calculated map information evaluation value, and present a route candidate having the highest priority among the route candidates to an occupant of the moving object, or control the moving object along the route candidate having the highest priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Eiji Sakaguchi, Yasuhiro Takagi, Nobuhide Kamata, Taichi Kawanai
  • Patent number: 11898861
    Abstract: A road zone assessment device has a processor configured to select a first road zone from among multiple first road zones representing a first road associated with a vehicle navigation route, and connected with a second road zone representing a second road different from the first road, on a location-estimating map used for a vehicle, to determine whether or not the navigation route extends from the selected first road zone to the second road zone, to identify other first road zone associated with the navigation route from the selected first road zone forward on the destination location side of the navigation route, and to release association between the other first road zone and the navigation route when the selected first road zone is connected with the second road zone and the navigation route extends from the selected first road zone to the second road zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takao Kashu, Hiroaki Sakakibara, Yasutaka Teramae, Hiroki Ukai, Masahiro Goto
  • Patent number: 11902247
    Abstract: A computerized method for implementing distributed application security mesh systems comprising: providing a service graph; and providing an underlying mesh graph with a pre-defined paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Amit Jain, Gopi Krishna, Pratik Roychowdhury
  • Patent number: 11891073
    Abstract: A control system for a vehicle using a forward-facing camera includes a look ahead module configured to determine a distance to a look ahead point. A lane center module determines a location of a lane center line. A vehicle center line module determines a location of a vehicle center line. A first lateral offset module determines a first lateral offset based on the look ahead point and the determined lane center line. A second lateral offset module determines a second lateral offset based on the determined lane center line and the vehicle center line. A yaw angle offset calculating module receives the first lateral offset, the second lateral offset and the distance to the look ahead point, calculates a yaw angle offset, and compensates a yaw angle error based on the yaw angle offset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Gabriel T. Choi, Paul A. Adam, Jeffrey S. Parks, Lance A. Smith
  • Patent number: 11892301
    Abstract: A map update control method and a map update control system for a vision robot are disclosed. The map update control method includes the following steps: S1, measured data of the map attributes is acquired; S2, when it is detected that the vision robot completes a traversal of the preset working region, whether the current map and a prestored historical map meet a preset matching degree is judged according to the map attribute measured data, in a case that the current map and the prestored historical map meet the preset matching degree, it is determined to store the current map; and S3, when it is determined to store information of the map attributes corresponding to the current map, the information of the map attributes corresponding to the current map is written in a map storage medium, to update information of the map attributes corresponding to the historical map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: AMICRO SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ming Li, Qinwei Lai
  • Patent number: 11893208
    Abstract: Systems, devices, methods, and instructions are described for generating and using expressive icons with status indicators for a map based graphical user interface (GUI). One embodiment involves accessing location information, map data icon information, and action indicator information associated with an account of a social media platform. A device then causes generation of a combined action icon generated using the icon information and the action indicator and causes display of a map interface with the map data and the combined action icon positioned at a location indicated by the location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Newar Husam Al Majid, Laurent Desserrey, Donald Giovannini, Daniel Rakhamimov
  • Patent number: 11893892
    Abstract: A method of transmitting data across a J1939 network comprises communicating at least one sensor, if not a plurality of sensors or operator interface devices, related to a utility service body data mounted on a chassis across the J1939 network on unassigned PGN/SPN combinations for various uses. Furthermore, at least one controller can evaluate other J1939 data, such as transmission gear and/or engine RPM before permitting operation of at least one function of the utility service body or upfit body with at least some embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: The Heil Co.
    Inventors: Ricardo Castano Salinas, John Forrest Smith, Brian Huston Ham, Ralph Waldo Whitfield, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11893073
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method and apparatus for displaying map points of interest, and an electronic device, relates to the field of artificial intelligence, and in particular to intelligent transportation. A specific implementation solution includes: acquiring features corresponding to multiple candidate points of interest; determining predicted popularity of the multiple candidate points of interest according to a mapping relation between each feature and each popularity and the features of the multiple candidate points of interest, and the mapping relation is determined based on the frequency of operations performed by a user for each sample point of interest in a historical time period; and displaying the candidate points of interest of which predicted popularity meets a preset popularity condition in a map. Therefore, the accuracy of the displayed points of interest may be enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yanyan Li, Airong Jiang, Shilin Wu, Dejing Dou
  • Patent number: 11887479
    Abstract: A parking management system is provided that addresses the problem of parking difficulties in auto-valet situations where vehicle size is not taken into account. It includes a target parking position determination unit, a route generation unit, and a vehicle control unit. The determination unit considers parking block sizes, empty vehicle space position, and the own vehicle's size to find a suitable parking spot. The route generation unit creates a guidance route from the entrance to the target parking position. The vehicle control unit autonomously drives the own vehicle along the generated route. The system generates potential routes based on entrance or exit positions and determines a turning point on the route. If the own vehicle can safely navigate the turning point considering parked vehicle sizes and minimum turning radius, that route is selected as the guidance route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: HITACHI ASTEMO, LTD.
    Inventors: Hirofumi Ikoma, Tsutomu Kaneko, Koichi Terui
  • Patent number: 11880608
    Abstract: A method for storing or transmitting information may include determining at least one subdivision of at least one logical hierarchical data space. The at least one logical hierarchical data space may have a plurality of subdivisions. The method may further include creating at least one data block. The method may further include writing the at least one tuple to the at least one data block. The at least one tuple may be associated with the subdivision of the at least one logical hierarchical data space. The method may further include associating the at least one data block with the at least one subdivision of the at least one logical hierarchical data space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Craxel, Inc.
    Inventor: David Enga
  • Patent number: 11879977
    Abstract: Described are street level intelligence platforms, systems, and methods that can include a fleet of swarm vehicles having imaging devices. Images captured by the imaging devices can be used to produce and/or be integrated into maps of the area to produce high-definition maps in near real-time. Such maps may provide enhanced street level intelligence useful for fleet management, navigation, traffic monitoring, and/or so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Woven by Toyota, U.S., Inc.
    Inventors: Ro Gupta, Justin Day, Chase Nicholl, Max Henstell, Ioannis Stamos, David Boyle, Ethan Sorrelgreen, Huong Dinh
  • Patent number: 11874126
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining a rule that is associated with a segment of a map, determining a state for use in evaluation of the rule, evaluating the rule using the state, identifying an action to be performed based on a result of evaluating the rule using the state, and utilizing the action to be performed as an input to an automated control system of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: David A. Rosenthal, Andreas H. Bockert, Jessica A. Butorac, Gunnar Martin Byrod, Shane T. Hinerman, Kjell Fredrik Larsson, William W. Luciw, Patrick L. Wheeler
  • Patent number: 11858536
    Abstract: Example aspects of the present disclosure describe determining, using a machine-learned model framework, a motion trajectory for an autonomous platform. The motion trajectory can be determined based at least in part on a plurality of costs based at least in part on a distribution of probabilities determined conditioned on the motion trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Jerry Junkai Liu, Wenyuan Zeng, Raquel Urtasun, Mehmet Ersin Yumer
  • Patent number: 11861790
    Abstract: Procedural world generation using tertiary data is described. In an example, a computing device can receive road network data associated with the real environment and a road mesh associated with a real environment. The computing device can associate the road network data with the road mesh to generate a simulated environment. Additionally, the computing device can associate supplemental data with the road network data and the road mesh to enhance the simulated environment (e.g., supplementing information otherwise unavailable to the sensor data due to an occlusion). The computing device can output the simulated environment for at least one of testing, validating, or training an algorithm used by an autonomous robotic computing device for at least one of navigating, planning, or decision making.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: ZOOX, INC.
    Inventors: James Graham Dolan, Douglas Raymond Brooks
  • Patent number: 11852498
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a system and method for lane marking localization that may be utilized by autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicles traveling within the lane. In the embodiment, the system comprises a locating device adapted to determine the vehicle's geographic location; a database; a region map; a response map; a camera; and a computer connected to the locating device, database, and camera, wherein the computer is adapted to: receive the region map, wherein the region map corresponds to a specified geographic location; generate the response map by receiving information form the camera, the information relating to the environment in which the vehicle is located; identifying lane markers observed by the camera; and plotting identified lane markers on the response map; compare the response map to the region map; and generate a predicted vehicle location based on the comparison of the response map and region map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: TUSIMPLE, INC.
    Inventors: Mingdong Wang, Chenzhe Qian, Xue Mei
  • Patent number: 11846516
    Abstract: A method for facilitating a vehicle travel route includes accessing, via at least one electronic device, a geographic map stored in a memory. Travel regions, curb approach settings and maneuver settings are provided on the geographic map, the travel regions being designated as preferred, restricted or prohibited and the curb approach settings and the maneuver settings being designated as no preference, restricted or prohibited. A first set of one or more of the travel regions, the curb approach settings and the maneuver settings are associated to a first travel scenario. The travel regions, curb approach settings and maneuver settings associated with the first travel scenario are displayed on the geographic map on at least one electronic device. A processor generates a travel route based upon the first travel scenario. The at least one electronic device displays the travel route for the vehicle to travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: TRANSFINDER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Antonio Civitella
  • Patent number: 11847838
    Abstract: Provided is a recognition device that can accurately recognize a position where a vehicle is to be stopped. The recognition device according to the present invention includes: a distance calculation unit 210 that calculates a map information distance between a host vehicle and a target feature based on map information; a stop line detection processing unit 130a that, in a case where the map information distance is equal to or less than a determination value, sets a detection area for detection of the target feature based on the map information distance, detects the target feature within the detection area, and calculates an actually-measured distance between the host vehicle and the target feature; and a stop line position unifying unit 310 that unifies data of the map information distance and data of the actually-measured distance to calculate a unification result of a distance between the host vehicle and the target feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Hitachi Astemo, Ltd.
    Inventor: Akira Kuriyama
  • Patent number: 11841233
    Abstract: Provided are a method of providing recommended exercise route information, the method comprises extracting exercise route candidate areas based on satellite image data collected, generating candidate exercise routes using the extracted exercise route candidate areas, analyzing shape characteristics and environmental characteristics of each of the candidate exercise routes, clustering, the candidate exercise routes based on the shape characteristics and the environmental characteristics of each of the candidate exercise routes, analyzing a condition of each of the candidate exercise routes using the satellite image data, providing recommended exercise route information to a user based on the clustered groups of the candidate exercise routes and the condition of each of the candidate exercise routes, wherein the environmental characteristics of the candidate exercise routes include architectural structures around the candidate exercise routes and natural environment around the candidate exercise routes, and the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: AJOU UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Juyoung Kang, Sehyoung Kim, Jaehyeong Park
  • Patent number: 11835361
    Abstract: A system for autonomously driving a vehicle along a road segment using map data including coordinate information of a landmark disposed along a road, includes at least one processor. The map data is distributable from a predetermined server to the vehicle in patch units, which are data sets for different areas. The processor is configured to: acquire a position of the vehicle based on a detection result of a positioning sensor mounted on the vehicle; and set a patch as a download target including a road which has a possibility that the vehicle passes through and is determined based on a current position of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryota Terada
  • Patent number: 11835962
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein for determining one or more actions for an autonomous vehicle to perform, based on simulation of at least one possible scenario. A possible scenario may involve, for example, the autonomous vehicle interacting with an object in the environment. The possible scenario may be simulated by modifying a first internal map containing information about the autonomous vehicle and the environment. As part of the simulation, one or more parameters of the first internal map can be modified in order to, for example, determine the state of the object at a particular point in the future. Based on the modification of the one or more parameters, a second internal map representing a possible scenario is generated from the first internal map. Both the first internal map and the second internal map can be evaluated to decide which action to take.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: SafeAI, Inc.
    Inventor: Bibhrajit Halder
  • Patent number: 11829521
    Abstract: In a virtual reality (VR) multi-screen display method, an electronic device receives a first operation from a user in an application that supports VR and the electronic device starts a VR multi-screen display mode in response to the first operation. Then, the electronic device receives a second operation from the user on a first application icon, and receives a third operation from the user on a second application icon. The electronic device creates a first virtual screen corresponding to a first application and a second virtual screen corresponding to a second application in response to the second operation and the third operation and displays content of the first application on the first virtual screen and displays content of the second application on the second virtual screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junxiong Sun, Wei Feng, Pei Xia, Fenglin Lv, Zhimin Zhou
  • Patent number: 11828609
    Abstract: A vehicle information DB holds information on whether or not a vehicle falls under a welfare vehicle provided with an assistance apparatus for a driver who has a lower limb impairment. A power feed facility DB holds position information of a power feed facility and information indicating whether the power feed facility falls under a contact type power feed facility or a wireless power feed facility. A processing apparatus creates a travel route such that a larger number of wireless power feed facilities are included along the travel route when the vehicle falls under the welfare vehicle than when the vehicle does not fall under the welfare vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Daiki Yokoyama, Yoshihiro Sakayanagi, Midori Sugiyama, Tomohiro Kaneko, Hirotaka Saito
  • Patent number: 11827099
    Abstract: An automobile includes: a traveling road information storage device that stores traveling road information; a traveling position detection device that detects a traveling position of a vehicle; a display device that displays an image in front of a driver; and a control device that controls the display device such that the display device displays an image of a traveling line in front of the driver, based on the traveling position and the traveling road information. The control device controls the display device such that the display device displays the image of the traveling line by switching among traveling lines corresponding to a plurality of traveling patterns. It is possible to display the image of a traveling line depending on a traveling road or driver's need, by switching to a traveling pattern based on the traveling road or driver's need.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomoharu Maeda, Takeshi Yasuda
  • Patent number: 11821752
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for localizing and enhancing a digital map through a motor vehicle. The method includes receiving a digital partial map representing an environment of the motor vehicle and capturing an image of the environment of the motor vehicle by a sensor arrangement of the motor vehicle. The motor vehicle is localized in the environment by comparing the received digital partial map with the image of the environment of the motor vehicle. The digital partial map is enhanced on the basis of the image of the environment, and the enhanced digital partial map and/or the image of the environment (U) is transmitted to a database for enhancing the digital map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: VALEO SCHALTER UND SENSOREN GMBH
    Inventors: Kichun Jo, Paulo Resende, Benazouz Bradai, Myoungho Sunwoo, Sungjin Cho, Chansoo Kim
  • Patent number: 11821745
    Abstract: A traveling route determination system of this disclosure includes a processor configured to operate so as to determine, by using a second route cost different from a first route cost that is used for determining a first traveling route for a first automated driving vehicle allocated with a demand of an on-demand mobility service, a second traveling route for a second automated driving vehicle not allocated with the demand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Shigeki Nishimura
  • Patent number: 11815684
    Abstract: The present disclosure related generally to techniques for improving the performance and efficiency of display systems, such as laser scan beam display systems or other types of display systems (e.g., micro-displays) of an HMD or other device. Display systems of the present disclosure may include a polarization compensation optic, such as a spatially varying polarizer, that provides phase retardation that varies as a function of position, which provides polarization compensation to provide light that is well suited for a polarization sensitive optic of the display system, such as a waveguide-based optical system, a pancake optical system, a birdbath optical system, a coating-based optical system, etc. The spatially varying polarizer may be varied spatially in real-time based on a user's gaze location to provide an optimized field of view in a region where the user is known or inferred to be gazing, thereby providing improved optical performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Valve Corporation
    Inventor: Joshua Mark Hudman
  • Patent number: 11817026
    Abstract: A screen control apparatus of a vehicle and a method thereof are provided. The screen control apparatus includes: a sensing device that measures illumination; a brightness determining device that determines a brightness degree corresponding to the illumination from one or more illumination measurement data; and a controller that controls a screen brightness of a display depending on the determined brightness degree. The controller controls the screen brightness of the display, whenever the brightness degree is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hyun Woo Koo, Mun Jun Hur, Tae Ho Lee, Hyeo Jin Kim, Kwang Seung Heo, Kyowoong Choo
  • Patent number: 11808602
    Abstract: Aspects concern a method for correcting errors in map data comprising obtaining map data specifying travel possibilities between locations, generating a routing graph from the map data by assigning a vertex to each location and an edge from one vertex to another vertex if the map data specifies that it is possible to travel from the location to which the first vertex is assigned to the location to which the second vertex is assigned, identifying the largest strongly connected component of the routing graph, identifying one or more further strongly connected components of the routing graph, detecting errors in the map data by identifying travel possibilities that are not in the map data which lead to missing connections between the one or more further strongly connected components of the routing graph and the largest strongly connected component of the routing graph and amending the map data by the identified travel possibilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: GRABTAXI HOLDINGS PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Evan Hossain, Hao Wu, Xiaocheng Huang, Padarn George Wilson, Guanfeng Wang
  • Patent number: 11809473
    Abstract: A voice-initiated item search is received along with a current geolocation of a device from which the voice-initiated item search was initiated. The search is translated to text, and the text search and the current geolocation are submitted as a search to locate an enterprise within a configured distance of the current geolocation and to locate a specific location for an item within that enterprise. The enterprise and the specific location for the item are provided back to an operator of the device as search results in voice and/or text. The geolocation represents a location of a consumer and the results provide enterprise specific item-level detail and item-location information for the item within an enterprise location for the consumer to quickly navigate to the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Abdul Khaliq Zaheer, Daniel Bassett
  • Patent number: 11810368
    Abstract: A parking assist apparatus of a vehicle includes an image recognition ECU and a vehicle control ECU. The image recognition ECU extracts characteristic points contained in an image of a surrounding region of the vehicle captured during a travel. The vehicle control ECU can register, as parking lot information, the position of a parking lot and a piece of information regarding characteristic points contained in an image of a scene of the entrance of the parking lot. The vehicle control ECU can automatically park the vehicle in the registered parking lot. The image recognition ECU extracts the characteristic points contained in the image of the surrounding region when the distance between the vehicle and the entrance of the registered parking lot is equal to or shorter than a threshold distance, and does not extract the characteristic points when the distance is longer than the threshold distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yu Hiei, Daiki Maruki, Miho Shiotani
  • Patent number: 11810365
    Abstract: Techniques for modeling the probability distribution of errors in perception systems are discussed herein. For example, techniques may include modeling error distribution for attributes such as position, size, pose, and velocity of objects detected in an environment, and training a mixture model to output specific error probability distributions based on input features such as object classification, distance to the object, and occlusion. The output of the trained model may be used to control the operation of a vehicle in an environment, generate simulations, perform collision probability analyses, and to mine log data to detect collision risks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Zoox, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Scott Crego, Gowtham Garimella, Mahsa Ghafarianzadeh, Rasmus Fonseca, Muhammad Farooq Rama, Kai Zhenyu Wang
  • Patent number: 11802778
    Abstract: An interactive two-dimensional digital map is provided via a user interface. A request to obtain travel directions to a destination is received. An indication of a ride from a pick-up location to a drop-off location to traverse at least a portion of the route is obtained from a third-party provider of a ride service. Street-level imagery for the pick-up location is obtained and displayed on the digital map. In response to detecting a selection of the street-level imagery via the user interface, the two-dimensional digital map is transitioned to an interactive three-dimensional panoramic display of street-level imagery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Jon Øvrebø Dubielzyk, Scott Ogden
  • Patent number: 11798407
    Abstract: A method and system for identifying a lane changing intention of a manually driven vehicle are disclosed. The method includes: preprocessing a preset vehicle trajectory data set; extracting vehicle traveling features and driving behavior features of a target vehicle; constructing a vehicle following and lane changing decision prediction model based on machine learning, and inputting the preprocessed vehicle trajectory data set into the prediction model for training; obtaining a speed, an acceleration and a vehicle head distance of the target vehicle according to the vehicle traveling features of the target vehicle, and obtaining a large vehicle feature value and a clustering feature value according to the driving behavior features of the target vehicle; and inputting the speed, the acceleration, the vehicle head distance, the large vehicle feature value and the clustering feature value into the trained prediction model to obtain a lane changing intention identification result of the target vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: SOOCHOW UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Xiang Wang, Zhangji Ling, Shufan Han, Yuyao Zan, Beibei Xu, Jiayi Song, Fangyu Feng, Zichun Peng
  • Patent number: 11796339
    Abstract: A device can parse a query to determine a first road identified by the query and a second road identified by the query. The device can determine a plurality of road segment pairs that include a first road segment of a first plurality of road segments associated with the first road and a second road segment associated with second plurality of road segments associated with the second road. The device can determine a plurality of candidate intersection points based on the plurality of road segment pairs. The device can determine an intersection of the first road and the second road based on the plurality of candidate intersection points and can provide, to a client device, information identifying the intersection of the first road and the second road.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Alexander Fitchett
  • Patent number: 11798110
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining land use development potential are provided, including a graphical user interface for real-time analysis. The systems and methods further implement search functions and real-time feedback and recommendations for real-time adjustment of a proposed land use development plan to ensure compliance with environmental and regulatory information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Gridics LLC
    Inventor: Max Enrique Zabala Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 11796331
    Abstract: A system for associating perceived and mapped lane edges can include a processor and a memory. The memory includes instructions such that the processor is configured to receive a sensor data representing a perceived object; receive map data representing a map object; determine a cost matrix a cost matrix indicative of an association cost for associating the map object to the perceived object; compare the association cost with an association cost threshold; and associate the perceived object with the map object based on the association cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Peter Edward LeVasseur, Brent Navin Roger Bacchus, Tarek Abdel Raouf Abdel Rahman
  • Patent number: 11796688
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a GNSS receiver may calculate protection levels for velocity and course over ground computed at a GNSS receiver. Specifically, the GNSS receiver may obtain Doppler measurements and variance measurements based on satellite signals received from at least five GNSS satellites. The GNSS receiver may utilize a least squares method to calculate the velocity states (e.g., x-velocity state, y-velocity state, and z-velocity state) and the clock bias for the GNSS receiver. The GNSS receiver may calculate the slope for each Doppler measurement on each velocity state. The GNSS receiver may then select the maximum slope for each velocity state and scale up the maximum slopes by a non-centrality parameter to calculate the protection level for each velocity state in the ECEF frame. The GNSS receiver may convert the velocity protection levels to NEU velocity protection levels to then calculate a protection level for course over ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: NovAtel Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon Culling, Lance de Groot
  • Patent number: 11790022
    Abstract: A method including monitoring an amount of angular motion of an electronic device for a movement (e.g., casting motion) of the electronic device and determining that the amount of angular motion for the movement exceeds a threshold. A geographic location and a pointing direction of the electronic device may be determined for the movement. A geographic region may be determined based at least in part on the geographic location and the pointing direction of the electronic device. In some implementations, the geographic region may be determined based on the amount of angular motion for the movement. The geographic region may be used as part of a search query. Places of interest corresponding to the geographic region may be determined and provided for display and selection via a user interface of the electronic device. Selectable transactions for the geographic region may also obtained and presented by the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Yellcast, Inc.
    Inventors: Ganesan Venkatakrishnan, William Foster, Peter Ellenby, Thomas William Ellenby
  • Patent number: 11784958
    Abstract: There are provided systems and methods for vehicle identification and device communication through directional wireless signaling. A user's device may include a directional wireless transceiver that may be used to provide wireless signaling in a specific target direction. The user may direct the device at a particular vehicle, where the vehicle may has a transceiver located within or attached to the vehicle that responds to the particular wireless signaling. The vehicle's transceiver may respond to the device of the user with a unique identifier that allows for communication with the vehicle's operator. The unique identifier may therefore allow for message content to be sent directly to a device for the vehicle's operator, or may allow for a service provider to process the message. Additionally, the vehicle's operator may establish privacy settings for communications, which may be utilized to determine whether the message content will be provided to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Jigar Rajnikant Gosalia
  • Patent number: 11780468
    Abstract: A vehicle-behavior prediction device includes: a priority determination section that determines the priority of a host vehicle and a vehicle concerned when the host vehicle and the vehicle concerned pass through a road section; and a vehicle control section that sets the time from when the vehicle concerned stops to when the host vehicle starts action to avoid the vehicle concerned to be shorter in a case where the priority of the host vehicle is low than in a case where the priority of the host vehicle is high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shotaro Yamaguchi, Fang Fang
  • Patent number: 11783372
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present technology generally relate to data delivery. More specifically, some embodiments of the present technology relate to systems and methods for using spatial and temporal analysis to associate data sources with mobile devices. The delivery of data to support a wide variety of services for and about mobile devices that are based on data stored in corporate, commercial, and government databases which is not currently linked to individual mobile devices. Some embodiments allow advertisers to better target their ads to relevant target audiences with greater accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Mobile Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Dale Hartzell, Mark Welton, Michael Perri, Stephen Skory
  • Patent number: 11781876
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for generating a vehicle navigation path includes: acquiring attribute information and trajectory information of a vehicle; generating yaw information of a vehicle based on current road network information of a road network and the trajectory information of the vehicle; acquiring a confidence level of limit information of a road section in the road network within a current time period; and updating the confidence level of limit information of the road section in the road network within the current time period based on the attribute information and the yaw information of the vehicle, and generating a navigation path of the vehicle based on the updated confidence level of limit information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Apollo Intelligent Connectivity (Beijing) Technology Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Junfa Wu