Employing Map Database System Patents (Class 701/532)
  • Patent number: 10819956
    Abstract: A display system of a vehicle includes a plurality of cameras configured to capture images of front, rear, rear left, and rear right sides of the vehicle and generate image data. The system further includes a plurality of display panels configured to receive and display the image data, and at least one sensor configured to sense a pupil of a driver and at least one of a position, a body direction, or a head height of the driver. A processor determines a position of a field of view of the driver on the basis of the pupil position data and the posture data and generates a display correction value on the basis of the position of the field of view. A display correction device adjusts a horizontal tilt and a vertical tilt of each of the plurality of display panels on the basis of the display correction value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: MANDO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Min-Gwan Jo
  • Patent number: 10807595
    Abstract: Methods, devices and apparatuses pertaining to U-turn assistance. The method may include obtaining, by a computing device, geographic obtaining of a location designated for an operation of a U-turn. The computing device may further obtain vehicle information of a vehicle performing the U-turn, and collect user information of an operator of the vehicle. Based on the geographic information, the vehicle information and the user information, the computing device may determine a level of difficulty of the U-turn and assist the operator with the operation of the U-turn based on the level of difficulty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Victoria Leigh Schein, Jonathan Thomas Mullen
  • Patent number: 10802485
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer program product are provided to facilitate the navigation of a vehicle, such as an autonomous vehicle, utilizing map data in which the quality associated with the map data is provided in a more computationally efficient manner. In the context of a method a plurality of different types of sensor data are received including map data, camera data and detector data. The method determines a quality index associated with the map data and weights the reliance upon the map data relative to other types of sensor data based upon the quality index associated with the map data. The method further includes determining navigation information for the vehicle based at least partly upon the weighting of the map data relative to other types of sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Belle Walker, Uyen Nguyen, Daniel Weinstein, Pamela Korda, Xin Chen, David Doria, Phillip Bernard, Ralf Herrtwich
  • Patent number: 10794726
    Abstract: A method of calculating a climb-dive marker (CDM) that is visibly present on a display even as the aircraft approaches a roll angle of +/?90° is provided. An exemplary CDM method comprises obtaining, an X-axis velocity, a Y-axis velocity, and a Z-axis velocity in aircraft body coordinates of an aircraft; calculating a CDM elevation; and displaying, by the controller, the calculated CDM elevation. The method can further comprise obtaining an angle of attack (AoA) of the aircraft and a roll angle of the aircraft, wherein the AoA is set as the value of the CDM elevation when the roll angle is within a preset range. The CDM elevation may also be calculated using a combination of the AOA and the CDM formula when roll angle is within a second preset range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: ELBIT SYSTEMS OF AMERICA, LLC
    Inventors: John Timothy Pearson, Lawerance Ray Butler, Keith Thomas Grandin, Michael Allen Robb
  • Patent number: 10798520
    Abstract: This application discloses methods and systems for remotely requesting a flood zone determination from a mobile device such as a smart phone. The methods and systems use the GPS receiver in the mobile device to determine the exact latitude and longitude of the user's location, thus eliminating the need for geocoding, eliminating errors introduced by manual data entry, and eliminating the need for the time consuming manual determination processes required, for example, for non-standard-addressed locations and for structures located near a 100-year flood zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: FLOODSEARCH LLC
    Inventors: Brian P. Catalano, Leonardo Paneque
  • Patent number: 10787126
    Abstract: A mounting angle detection device converts, into a bird's-eye view image, an image captured of the ground on which a target marking having two straight line parts parallel to each other and equal in width is marked, and searches for a mounting angle at which the two straight line parts in the bird's-eye view image are parallel to each other and equal in width. Even with a vehicle including an in-vehicle camera on the front or back, the mounting angle detection device detects an actual mounting angle of the camera and calibrates the mounting angle of the camera. The mounting angle detection device detects the mounting angle using, as the target marking, even a parking space that lacks a transverse line crossing the two straight line parts parallel to each other and equal in width, and calibrates the mounting angle to a correct mounting angle of the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shusaku Shigemura
  • Patent number: 10789769
    Abstract: A computing device obtains target multimedia and obtains a style digital image depicting a style pattern to be incorporated into the target multimedia. The computing device extracts an image mask from the style digital image, the image mask depicting the style pattern. The computing device generates a modified image mask from the image mask and blends the modified image mask with the target multimedia to generate a modified target digital multimedia. The computing device generates, by an artificial intelligence processor, a final target digital multimedia based on the modified target digital multimedia and the style digital image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: CYBERLINK CORP.
    Inventor: Jhe-Wei (Wayne) Li (Lee)
  • Patent number: 10775802
    Abstract: A network system for controlling a vehicle speed includes a server, a satellite, and a control device for monitoring and modifying a speed of the vehicle. The server receives information relating to at least one travel condition, calculates a target speed based on the at least one travel condition, and transmits one or more commands indicative of the target speed. The satellite is communicatively coupled to the server and receives the command(s) indicative of the target speed. The control device includes a speed sensor generating a signal indicative of a sensed vehicle speed, a receiver communicatively coupled to the satellite and receiving the command(s) indicative of the target speed, and a controller. The controller calculates a difference between the target speed and the sensed vehicle speed, and modifies operation of a prime mover and/or traction elements to cause the sensed vehicle speed to match the target speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: ATC TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: David Nance, Ilya Ziskind
  • Patent number: 10769031
    Abstract: The disclosure includes embodiments for recovering lost data in a vehicular micro cloud. In some embodiments, a method for a connected vehicle that is a member of the vehicular micro cloud includes detecting that one or more data segments of a data set are lost during a first data handover function transmitted over a Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) network. The data set is partitioned into multiple data segments including the one or more data segments during a previous data handover function performed prior to the first data handover function. The method includes modifying an operation of a communication unit of the connected vehicle to collect the one or more data segments from a set of overhearing vehicles that overhears the one or more data segments during the previous data handover function so that the data set is recovered on the connected vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: Takamasa Higuchi, Onur Altintas, Kentaro Oguchi
  • Patent number: 10764719
    Abstract: A method to publish information that can preferably only be retrieved by either a select set of users or all users. The information is published on a map, tied to a physical location. Each piece of information is associated with a viewing radius. Retrieval of the published information is based on those other users' physical location. The number of users that retrieve and collect the information can be limited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Leo T. Abbe
  • Patent number: 10762776
    Abstract: A method is provided to generate vehicle lane speed patterns. A method may include: receiving probe data from a plurality of probes, where the probe data includes probe data point location and heading; matching probe data points to a road segment to generate map-matched probe data points; analyzing the probe data relative to the road segment to establish a multi-modal distribution of probe data representing a distance of the probe data points from a pre-defined reference position of the road segment; matching the analyzed probe data points to individual lanes of the road segment, where peaks in the established multi-modal distribution are associated with individual lanes; and generating a vehicle lane speed pattern for each lane of the road segment based on a speed associated with probe data that is map-matched to the individual lanes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: James Fowe, Bruce Bernhardt, Filippo Pellolio
  • Patent number: 10753765
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for location referencing roadway data. A server determines a roadway event; the roadway event including a roadway description and a roadway location. The server then generates a roadway message. The roadway message includes the roadway description and a roadway path. The roadway path includes a LinkID set, a length of the roadway event, and an offset from a reference node of a starting link. The LinkID set includes at least the starting link. The server then broadcasts the roadway message. A device receives the data. The device decodes and displays the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Boris Bekkerman, Joe Ciprian, Johannes Glossner
  • Patent number: 10746992
    Abstract: A HUD including a projection display unit, a housing, a cover, a region detecting unit, and a display control unit is provided. The projection display unit includes a light modulating unit spatially modulating light emitted from a light source based on input image information and projects modulated image light onto a windshield of an automobile to display an image. The housing accommodates the projection display unit and has an opening portion through which the modulated image light exits. The cover covers the opening portion. The region detecting unit detects an object adhesion region in which an object is adhered to the cover. The display control unit controls the image information to be input to the light modulating unit to control the image to be displayed by the projection display unit. The display control unit causes the projection display unit to display an outline of the object adhesion region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Koudai Fujita
  • Patent number: 10746555
    Abstract: Methods and systems for detecting when users deviate from a provided transportation route and for correcting the transportation route in response to such user deviations is presented. In one embodiment, a method is provided including detecting a changed condition for a transportation route between a first location and a second location. The transportation route may include multiple transportation segments. A first transportation segment designating a first modality may be identified, wherein the changed condition decreases a likelihood that vehicles associated with the first modality will be available to service the first transportation segment. In response, a second transportation segment designating a second modality different from the first modality is generated. The first transportation segment is then replaced with the second transportation segment in the transportation route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Lyft, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Parker Spielman, Mayank Gulati, Karina Goot
  • Patent number: 10739145
    Abstract: A communication terminal is connected to a server and provides movement guidance for a mobile unit based on guidance information delivered from the server. The terminal requests the server for update information for updating area identification information that identifies a section corresponding to an update target area and a section not corresponding to the update target area on a section-by-section basis. The update target area is an area whose terminal-side map information included in the communication terminal is an older version. The terminal updates the area identification information based on the update information transmitted from the server, requests the server for guidance information for providing movement guidance for the mobile unit based on the updated area identification information, and provides the movement guidance for the mobile unit based on the guidance information delivered from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignees: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shingo Aoyama, Daisuke Tanizaki, Hiroaki Hirano, Kazuteru Maekawa, Motohiro Nakamura, Kazunori Watanabe, Katsuya Masuda, Takeshi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10740328
    Abstract: A processing unit can determine a first subset of a data set including data records selected based on measure values thereof. The processing unit can determine an index mapping a predicate to data records associated with that predicate and approximation values of the records. The processing unit can process a query against the first subset to provide a first result and a first accuracy value, determine that the first accuracy value does not satisfy an accuracy criterion, and process the query against the index. In some examples, the processing unit can process the query against a second subset including data records satisfying a predetermined predicate. In some examples, the processing unit can receive data records and determine the first subset. Data records can include respective measure values. Data records with higher measure values can occur in the first subset more frequently than data records with lower measure values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Bolin Ding, Silu Huang, Chi Wang, Kaushik Chakrabarti, Surajit Chaudhuri
  • Patent number: 10731997
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product, include receiving a plurality of requests for dynamic context information from a plurality of road segments, determining whether the plurality of road segments are included in a same cluster of road segments in a road network generated by clustering road segments in the road network based on connectivity of the road network; and consolidating the plurality of requests to generate a consolidated request in response to determining that the plurality of road segments are included in the same cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wei Shan Dong, Peng Gao, Chang Sheng Li, Chun Yang Ma, Ren Jie Yao, Xin Zhang
  • Patent number: 10730504
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an engine for applying a driving force to a vehicle wheel, a speed detector for detecting a driving speed, a slope detector for detecting a slope of a road, an input for receiving a departure command and an arrival command, and a controller, when a route addition mode is selected, acquiring and storing road condition information of a route between a departure time and an arrival time based on a driving speed and a slope of the road, which is detected from when the departure time at which the departure command is received until the arrival time at which the arrival command is received, and the controller, when a route driving mode is selected, controlling driving of the engine based on the stored road condition information of the road.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Dong Jun Shin, Jeewook Huh
  • Patent number: 10718620
    Abstract: A navigation and positioning device including a storage, a mark feature analyzer, a first coordinate fusion component and a second coordinate fusion component is provided. The storage stores map information including a traffic mark feature and its mark coordinate. The mark feature analyzer is used for analyzing whether a captured image has the traffic mark feature. When the captured image has the traffic mark feature, the mark feature analyzer analyzes the traffic mark feature in the captured image and calculates a device coordinate according to the mark coordinate. The first coordinate fusion component fuses the device coordinate and a first fusion coordinate and uses fused coordinate as a second fusion coordinate. The second coordinate fusion component fuses the second fusion coordinate, traffic carrier inertial information and a global positioning coordinate and uses fused coordinate as an updated first fusion coordinate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Ming-Xuan Wu, Yu-Yin Peng, Pin-Yung Chen, Che-Tsung Lin, Kang Li
  • Patent number: 10706728
    Abstract: An operation management apparatus includes a surrounding environment estimating unit, an energy calculator, and a time changer. The surrounding environment estimating unit is configured to estimate a surrounding environment at a returning start time of a movable body. The energy calculator is configured to search, based on the surrounding environment, a returning route along which the movable body performs the returning, to a first position from a second position, that is started at the returning start time, and calculate an energy amount necessary for the returning. The time changer is configured to advance the returning start time by a predetermined time period until the energy amount reaches or falls below a predetermined value. The surrounding environment estimating unit and the energy calculator are configured to respectively perform the estimation of the surrounding environment and the calculation of the energy amount, each time the time changer changes the returning start time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoichi Onomura, Akihiro Yamane, Shinei Takahashi, Yu Itabashi
  • Patent number: 10706532
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for assembling components of a workpiece. Some embodiments include a work surface; a first digital projector that projects an image of at least some features of the workpiece onto the work surface, wherein the image includes a plurality of line indicators that have visually discernible different markings such as colors or line types; a camera that obtains input images of the work surface and the components of the workpiece; and a first controller configured to receive the input images from the camera and to control the first digital projector to project the first output digital image on the work surface for assembly of the components to form the workpiece, wherein the first controller is further configured to store distortion-correction parameters and to use the stored distortion-correction parameters to adjust the first projected output digital image. In some embodiments, the workpiece is a lumber truss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Wein Holding LLC
    Inventors: Steven R. Weinschenk, Leo Passov
  • Patent number: 10698206
    Abstract: A 3-D augmented reality display system, method, and computer-readable medium, the system including a computer hardware platform including circuitry. The circuitry is configured to receive a video image from a view of a front of a vehicle, extract a portion of the video image matching the field of view of a windshield for display on the display device, generate and display a 3-D graphic entity superimposed on the display device and moving along a predetermined trajectory, receive sensory data related to the environment outside the field of view of the windshield, and when the sensory data indicates a real element having a trajectory path that is approaching the field of view of the windshield, generate a bounding box around the real element and adjust the trajectory path of the 3-D graphic entity to a new trajectory path that avoids the trajectory path of the bounding box for the real element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: RENAULT INNOVATION SILICON VALLEY
    Inventors: Lionel Cordesses, Thomas Ehrmann, Paul De Chatelperron
  • Patent number: 10691711
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method for rendering search results on a map displayable on an electronic device, the search results being responsive to a geo-search query associated with the map, the electronic device connectable to a map server via a communication network. The method is executable by the electronic device. The method includes maintaining POI label rendering rules, which prescribe rendering rules for processing POI labels associated with POIs that form part of the ranked set of search results. When the electronic device processes additional sets of ranked search results, the method comprises generating a POI label density ratio, which is used to modify the rendering rules used for rendering newly received (i.e. not previously rendered) POI labels. The processing rules can be defined for each zoom level of the map viewport. The method further includes executing collision verification routine to further modify the POI label rendering rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: YANDEX EUROPE AG
    Inventors: Evgeny Sergeevich Vasilyev, Anton Vladimirovich Vronskii
  • Patent number: 10688964
    Abstract: A vehicle management system includes a server. The server is configured to acquire range information representing an available range of a vehicle, acquire positional information of the vehicle, determine whether or not a position of the vehicle is out of the available range or is expected to deviate from the available range, and provide a notification to a device related to the vehicle in a case where the position of the vehicle is out of the available range or in a case where the position of the vehicle is expected to deviate from the available range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jun Hioki, Hiroshi Igata, Megumi Amano, Masaki Ito, Tomoaki Miyazawa, Yuichiro Haruna
  • Patent number: 10691672
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, system, and computer-readable medium are provided for maintaining contact information associated with a contact. In some embodiments a request associated with a contact may be received. Contact information may be obtained from one or more external or internal sources. One or more confidence scores may be generated for the obtained contact information and for one or more values received with the request. Based on the confidence score(s), one or more values associated with the contact may be incorporated in one or more data stores. In some embodiments, suggestions for contact related information may be generated. Responses to the suggestions may be used to update the generated confidence score(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Comcast Interactive Media, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Lester, Justin Miller, Hendrick Lee, Aseem Sharma, Galen Trevor Gattis, Amber Dixon, Huy Tuan Nguyen, Derek McGowan, John McCrea
  • Patent number: 10667659
    Abstract: A robot cleaner includes a display unit, a camera unit configured to capture an image of a cleaning region when cleaning starts, a dust sensor configured to output a sensed signal corresponding to an amount of dust sucked in the cleaning region, and a control unit configured to calculate the amount of dust based on the sensed signal, to start an augmented reality (AR) mode when cleaning ends, to generate an AR image corresponding to the amount of dust, and to control the display module to superimpose the AR image on the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Jaeduck Jung
  • Patent number: 10667326
    Abstract: Communication network architectures, systems and methods for supporting a network of mobile nodes. As a non-limiting example, various aspects of this disclosure provide communication network architectures, systems, and methods for supporting a dynamically configurable communication network comprising a complex array of both static and moving communication nodes (e.g., the Internet of moving things).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Veniam, Inc.
    Inventors: João Francisco Cordeiro de Oliveira Barros, Ricardo Jorge Magalhães de Matos
  • Patent number: 10656645
    Abstract: A method for determining a canonical route includes receiving trip data associated with one or more traversals of a plurality of roadways in a geographic location by one or more autonomous vehicles. The method includes generating at least one canonical route based on the trip data, wherein the at least one canonical route includes at least one roadway connected with another roadway in the plurality of roadways. The method includes providing canonical route data associated with the at least one canonical route to an autonomous vehicle for controlling travel of the autonomous vehicle on the at least one canonical route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Raymond Sturges, Alexander Edward Chao, Yifang Liu, Xiaodong Zhang, Richard Brian Donnelly, Bryan John Nagy, Jeff Schneider, Collin Christopher Otis
  • Patent number: 10656817
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a display control unit, including a processor, configured to control a display to display an image on a screen and to scroll the image toward a target position. The display control unit is configured to scroll the image with a scroll speed based on a difference between a current position and the target position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventor: Takahiro Ushioda
  • Patent number: 10649587
    Abstract: A terminal is provided with an input unit configured to detect contact of an object and a position of the object, and a controller configured to generate a control signal corresponding to a recognition of a gesture of the object, which is detected at a position spaced apart from the input unit when touched by the object. The terminal may allow an operation command desired by the user to be completed since a gesture is initiated at a surface of the terminal, and terminated at the surface of the terminal again after being performed in a space on the surface of the terminal. By specifying a start or an end of the gesture, the intention of the user may be clearly presented and may improve the recognition rate. Therefore, the user may easily manipulate mobile phones and various equipments while driving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Seung Hwan Lee, Sunjun Kim, Geehyuk Lee, Jaehyun Han, Eunhye Youn
  • Patent number: 10620817
    Abstract: Augmented reality links to stored files. A marker of a real object or a real location as viewed by an augmented reality (AR) device of a computer system is stored, in which the marker is stored in a database with a link to a location of a file or a folder in a file system of the connectable computer system. Saving and retrieval of a file or a folder to and from the connectable computer system are enabled by user selection of the real object or the real location via user interaction with the AR device thereby detecting the marker and activating the link to the computer system to save a file or a folder to the location or to retrieve a file or a folder from the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sophie D. Green, Grace Jansen, Antony Protonotarios, James Russell, Alexandros Elio Vlissidis
  • Patent number: 10612937
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an information processing device includes an internal sensor, a first derivation unit, a second derivation unit, a reliability calculation unit, a movement amount calculation unit. The internal sensor monitors monitor information including acceleration of a moving object. The first derivation unit derives a first movement amount of the moving object from the monitor information. The second derivation unit derives a second movement amount of the moving object using surrounding information of the moving object monitored by an external sensor. The reliability calculation unit calculates reliability of the second movement amount. The movement amount calculation unit calculates a current movement amount of the moving object using the first movement amount and the second movement amount when the reliability meets a specific criterion, and calculates the first movement amount as the current movement amount when the reliability does not meet the specific criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Takatani, Tsuyoshi Tasaki
  • Patent number: 10607415
    Abstract: A method for embedding metadata into images and/or videos for AR experience is described. In one example implementation, the method may include generating a first image/video including an environment captured by a device and a virtually-rendered augmented reality (AR) object composited with the environment. The first image/video may be embedded with a first metadata. The method may further include generating a second image/video by modifying the first image/video. The second image/video may be embedded with a second metadata. The second metadata is generated based on the first metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Mira Leung, Geoffrey Landskov, Oleg Veryovka
  • Patent number: 10586451
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling parking includes a parking situation recognizer recognizing a parking situation of a vehicle based on information received from navigation and converting an operation mode of the vehicle into a parking mode; a parking space searcher setting an operation sensor based on information on a parking zone received from the navigation at the time of performing the conversion into the parking mode, and searching for a parking space using the operation sensor; and a parking controller configured to control the parking of the vehicle based on the searched parking space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOTOR CCOMPANY
    Inventors: Gil Won Seo, Joo Woong Yang, Wan Seok Yang, Jun Soo Kim, Sung Yun Kim, Chan Hee Jung, Min Wook Seo
  • Patent number: 10586457
    Abstract: A method performs an automated measurement of dimension(s) of an arriving vehicle arriving at a parking area. The method obtains a skills assessment of a driver of the arriving vehicle, which indicates skill level of the driver in performing parking maneuver(s). The method dynamically defines, based on the dimension(s) of the arriving vehicle and the obtained skills assessment, a parking space in an unoccupied area within the parking area. The defining includes selecting dimensions of the dynamically defined parking space. The method directs the arriving vehicle to the dynamically defined parking space, the directing including providing live parking guidance to facilitate maneuvering the arriving vehicle into position in the dynamically defined parking space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gregory J. Boss, Jeremy R. Fox, Andrew R. Jones, Kevin C. McConnell, John E. Moore, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10582332
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally discloses an autonomous localization capability configured to determine the localization of a mobile device of a wireless communication network based on a sequence of observations reported by the mobile device and a model that represents the motion and observations of mobile devices of the wireless communication network. The model that represents the motion and observations of the mobile devices may be a Hidden Markov Model (HMM) constructed based on use of localization information to define the hidden states of the and use of signal strength measurement reporting information to define possible observations. The localization problem for determining a localization of a given mobile device then becomes a maximum a posterior problem represented by the HMM, which may be solved using a particle filter based localization algorithm using localization probability distribution information which may be determined based on signal strength measurement reporting information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia of America Corporation
    Inventors: Pantelis Monogioudis, Tahsina Farah Sanam, Dandan Wang
  • Patent number: 10578430
    Abstract: To carry out evaluation of a road surface property easily and in a short period of time without being costly. Measurement data of a road surface measured for a predetermined road width along a path of a road to be measured is acquired; a unit area having a preset length dimension along the path in the road width is set along the path; a model plane in the unit area is set based on the measurement data at each point in the unit area; point group data is generated from a spaced amount of the model plane and each point in the unit area, visualize and display the spaced amount in the path, and display a result of evaluation obtained through statistical processing with the path shown on a map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: You Sasaki, Kazuhiro Ogawa, Tadayuki Ito
  • Patent number: 10578444
    Abstract: Guidance systems, methods, and programs acquire, from a map information providing device, update information for updating map information that is stored in guidance memory, and update, on the basis of the acquired update information, the stored map information. The systems, methods, and programs acquire, from the map information providing device, temporarily delivered information that is used for guidance until the update is complete. The temporarily delivered information has an identical data structure to the stored map information and is replaceable with the stored map information. Until the update is complete, the systems, methods, and programs provide guidance on the basis of the acquired temporarily delivered information. After the update is compete, however, the systems, methods, and programs provide guidance on the basis of the updated map information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Daisuke Tanizaki
  • Patent number: 10565844
    Abstract: A building management system includes one or more computer-readable storage media having instructions stored thereon that, when executed by one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to receive a plurality of threat events, the received threat events associated with a plurality of threat categories, the plurality of assets associated with a plurality of locations. The instructions cause the one or more processors to generate a location-specific aggregated risk score, generate a category-specific risk metric indicating, and for each of at least two or more of the plurality of threat categories, generate a number of threat events associated with the threat categories, generate user interface data including, within a single interface, visual representations of both the location-specific aggregated risk scores for the two or more locations and the category-specific risk metrics for the two or more threat categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Sajjad Pourmohammad, Jacinta Moore
  • Patent number: 10558209
    Abstract: A system for controlling the flight of aircraft includes an aircraft operated by a human pilot, one or more optionally piloted aircraft controlled by a processor, and a communication link between the aircraft. The optionally piloted aircraft receives data indicative of the position and flight path of the piloted aircraft, and is automatically controlled to maintain a predetermined range of separation distances from the piloted aircraft. Control of the optionally piloted aircraft may include machine reasoning computing functions based on a classification of data received by the communication link, data indicative of the current positions and three-dimensional flight paths of the aircraft, stored data from previously calculated positions and three-dimensional flight paths of the aircraft, and stored data from previously executed flight plans associated with the optionally piloted aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Hardin, Jennifer A. Davis, Jing Liu, James A. Marek, Ryan P. Littler
  • Patent number: 10559181
    Abstract: A building management system includes one or more computer-readable storage media having instructions stored thereon that, when executed by one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to receive a plurality of threats, the plurality of threats comprising a first threat and a second threat, the first threat and the second threat affecting a risk score of an asset and determine whether the first threat is correlated with the second threat. The instructions cause the one or more processors to determine a value of the risk score to be a first value in response to a determination that the first threat is correlated with the second threat and determine the value of the risk score to be a second value in response to a determination that the first threat is not correlated with the second threat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Sajjad Pourmohammad, Youngchoon Park, Sudhi R. Sinha
  • Patent number: 10552767
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for allocating ticket inventory on a buyer's side. The method includes steps of, loading, the webpage, providing a map, checking compatibility of map, initializing plug-in, and mapping seats. Further, the map is represented with respective tickets with location, quantity and amount on the webpage. Moreover, the ticket list with triggering onInit is generated on the webpage or an existing external tabular ticket list is controlled by the plugin thereby loading the map completely with corresponding ticket inventory matching respective portions on map simultaneously while loading the webpage on the buyer's device thereby enabling the buyer to select desired seating section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Brian Hampel, Muktak Joshi
  • Patent number: 10540689
    Abstract: A fuel deal advertisement method, system, and non-transitory computer readable medium, include a navigation route and fuel availability determining circuit configured to determine a plurality of navigation route maps, each navigation route map including at least one fuel refill center for each of the plurality of navigation routes, an advertisement generating circuit configured to generate an advertisement for each of the at least one fuel refill center included on the plurality of navigation route maps, an advertisement playing circuit configured to play the advertisement for each of the at least one fuel refill center according to a predetermined rank of the advertisements, and a route selecting circuit configured to query a user of a vehicle to select a route of the plurality of navigation route maps including a preferred fuel refill center that the user wants to visit based on the advertisement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kuntal Dey, Seema Nagar, Enara C. Vijil
  • Patent number: 10540408
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enhancing user experience in a search environment are provided. The method includes displaying results of a search operation, the display comprising an extract of at least one search result; the extract comprising a combination of at least one relevant portion of the text and at least one portion of a legend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventors: Harshini Musuluri, Aravind Musuluri
  • Patent number: 10534523
    Abstract: A machine and associated methods are provided to decouple the level of detail shown within a map from the zoom level of the map. A user interface is provided to receive commands to increase or decrease the level of detail of items shown in a map, including the number of geographical elements shown in the map, independent of a control of a change in the zoom level for the map. Rendering circuitry can responsively render different versions of a map having different levels of detail within the same zoom level. The different versions of the map can be displayed on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Daniel, James Peter Biagioni, Matthew James Dorfmann
  • Patent number: 10527451
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a content selection system for enabling a user device on the move to utilize content associated with an entity located ahead of the user device. The content selection system determines a current position and travel direction of the user device, determines a current travel remainder for moving along a travel route from the current position to the entity located ahead of the user device, based on stored geographical location associated with the entity. The content selection system compares the travel remainder to a maximum threshold value associated with the entity. The content selection system enables content associated with the entity to be utilized by the user device, when the travel remainder is equal to or lower than the maximum threshold value. The disclosure also relates to a user device comprising at least a portion of the content selection system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Volvo Car Corporation
    Inventors: Staffan Davidsson, Magnus Ronnang
  • Patent number: 10506274
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides user interface methods of and systems for displaying at least one available action overlaid on an image, comprising displaying an image; selecting at least one action and assigning a ranking weight thereto based on at least one of (1) image content, (2) current device location, (3) location at which the image was taken, (4) date of capturing the image; (5) time of capturing the image; and (6) a user preference signature representing prior actions chosen by a user and content preferences learned about the user; and ranking the at least one action based on its assigned ranking weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: VEVEO, INC.
    Inventors: Murali Aravamudan, Ajit Rajasekharan
  • Patent number: 10492042
    Abstract: A method for determining a parking space (7) of a vehicle (3). The method comprises determining a location, at which a mobile electronic device (6) located in the vehicle transitions from a vehicle movement profile to a pedestrian movement profile, as the parking space (7) of the vehicle (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: SKIDATA AG
    Inventors: Jorge Clemente, Peter Schönleitner
  • Patent number: 10479274
    Abstract: Disclosed are a vehicle and a control method for the same. The vehicle includes a display unit configured to display information, a sensing unit configured to detect a moving object in the vicinity of the vehicle, and a controller configured to judge the motion characteristics of the moving object based on sensing information regarding the moving object provided from the sensing unit, the motion characteristics of the moving object including a speed and a movement direction of the moving object, to set a dangerous area for the moving object based on the motion characteristics of the moving object, the dangerous area having a size and a shape corresponding to the motion characteristics of the moving object, and to display an image indicating the dangerous area on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Sangha Park
  • Patent number: 10466712
    Abstract: Methods and devices for actively modifying a field of view of an autonomous vehicle in view of constraints are disclosed. In one embodiment, an example method is disclosed that includes causing a sensor in an autonomous vehicle to sense information about an environment in a first field of view, where a portion of the environment is obscured in the first field of view. The example method further includes determining a desired field of view in which the portion of the environment is not obscured and, based on the desired field of view and a set of constraints for the vehicle, determining a second field of view in which the portion of the environment is less obscured than in the first field of view. The example method further includes modifying a position of the vehicle, thereby causing the sensor to sense information in the second field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: David I. Ferguson, Jiajun Zhu