Employing Map Database System Patents (Class 701/532)
  • Patent number: 11511750
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle control system is provided. The control system may include a plurality of cameras to acquire a plurality of images of an area in a vicinity of a vehicle; and at least one processing device configured to: recognize a curve to be navigated based on map data and vehicle position information; determine an initial target velocity for the vehicle based on at least one characteristic of the curve as reflected in the map data; adjust a velocity of the vehicle to the initial target velocity; determine, based on the plurality of images, observed characteristics of the curve; determine an updated target velocity based on the observed characteristics of the curve; and adjust the velocity of the vehicle to the updated target velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: MOBILEYE VISION TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Anna Clarke, Eyal Bagon
  • Patent number: 11514786
    Abstract: This vehicle-mounted device installed in a vehicle is provided with a communication unit that communicates with a mobile terminal; a vehicle information acquiring unit that acquires operation information of the vehicle; and a vehicle-mounted controller that, on the basis of an operating status of the vehicle-mounted device, transmits a first notification notifying the mobile terminal of the possibility that the vehicle has stopped to the mobile terminal via the communication unit and that, on the basis of the operation information of the vehicle, transmits a second notification notifying the mobile terminal that the vehicle has stopped to the mobile terminal via the communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Faurecia Clarion Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Hano, Takashi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11507893
    Abstract: Method for exploiting a network of electrical charging stations for motor vehicles. The method includes (a) a step in which a station is reserved via a reservation center and the center transmits to the vehicle a response comprising access data providing access to the station, and (b) a step in which, when the vehicle is less than 100 meters from the station, the vehicle requests access to the station and the station provides access to the electrical power available via a socket of the station. In step (b), the communication between the vehicle and the station is a local electromagnetic communication, preferably at a frequency comprised between 2400 and 2500 MHz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: ALL IN FACTORY
    Inventor: Marc Lepage
  • Patent number: 11502908
    Abstract: Systems and methods implemented in a node in a cloud-based system include loading a data structure into memory, wherein the data structure includes cities mapped to cells where the cells cover all of the Earth; receiving a call with a given latitude and longitude of a user device; finding a closest city to the given latitude and longitude utilizing the data structure; and providing the closest city in response to the call. The systems and methods can also include utilizing the closest city for policy in the cloud-based system for the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Zscaler, Inc.
    Inventor: Ajit Singh
  • Patent number: 11501248
    Abstract: A system including one or more processors and one or more non-transitory computer-readable media storing computing instructions configured to run on the one or more processors and perform certain acts. The acts can include obtaining a sequence of stops and service time windows for the stops. The acts also can include generating a sequence of driver states that satisfies the sequence of the stops. The acts further can include determining, for each pair of respective sequential driver states from the sequence of driver states, whether to generate a respective recommendation to add a respective additional driver state within the respective sequential driver states in order to satisfy a set of rules. The acts additionally can include updating the sequence of driver states based on the respective recommendations, such that the sequence of driver states is feasible in view of the service time windows and the set of rules. The acts further can include outputting the sequence of driver states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Jing Huang, Minghui Liu, Mingang Fu
  • Patent number: 11496856
    Abstract: The present subject matter relates to techniques of assigning a mobility factor to the user based on the spatial movement data. In one example, the technique may include four phases for assigning the mobility factors to the users. In a first phase, spatial movement data from a plurality of user devices assigned to a plurality of users may be received. In a second phase, spatial movement behavior for a set of user devices may be assessed using the received spatial movement data of the members of the set using machine learning techniques. In a third phase, user devices may be selected based on the assessed spatial movement behavior using machine learning techniques for reconfiguration. Finally, at a four phase, the selected user devices may be reconfigured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Madhurya Sarma, Mengqi Hei, Aravind Iyengar, Gaurav Roy, Amit Kumar Singh, Siddhesh Arolkar, Chetan Satpute, Sumit Raut, Sakshi Kandya, Nileshkumar Gawali
  • Patent number: 11493921
    Abstract: According to an exemplary method, a smoothing module can be used in an ADV to iteratively perform a smoothing operation on a raw reference segment using an ordered list of sets of smoothing parameters, starting from the set of strictest parameters, until the smoothing operation is successful. The method includes the operations of generating multiple sets of smoothing parameters, including a first set of smoothing parameters, a second set of smoothing parameters, and at least one set of smoothing parameters interpolated in between; for each set of smoothing parameters, performing a quadratic programming (QP) smoothing operation on the raw reference line segment until the QP smoothing operation is successful; and controlling the ADV according to a smoothed reference line segment generated by the successful QP smoothing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventor: Fan Zhu
  • Patent number: 11486713
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a method and apparatus for positioning an autonomous vehicle. The method includes: matching a current point cloud projected image of a first resolution with a map of the first resolution to generate a first histogram filter based on the matching result; determining at least two first response areas in the first histogram filter based on a probability value of an element in the first histogram filter; generating a second histogram filter based on a result of matching a current point cloud projected image of a second resolution with a map of the second resolution and the at least two first response areas, the first resolution being less than the second resolution; and calculating a weighted average of probability values of target elements in the second histogram filter to determine a positioning result of the autonomous vehicle in the map of the second resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: APOLLO INTELLIGENT DRIVING (BEIJING) TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hao Li, Guowei Wan, Yao Zhou, Shiyu Song, Fangfang Dong
  • Patent number: 11480644
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to determining proximity in a smart car system, and a method for operating a vehicle system comprises the steps of: receiving at least one signal transmitted by a user apparatus; transmitting measurement data for the at least one signal to a management apparatus; and receiving updated mapping data from the management apparatus for the measurement data and proximity data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ho Yang, Sungmin Jo, Kwanghoon Han
  • Patent number: 11482141
    Abstract: A HUD calibration system is provided and includes a HUD, a reticle reference object, a target, and a control module. The HUD displays a virtual image including a first center feature and first features. The reticle reference object is physically fixed to a windshield of a vehicle. The target is physically disposed forward of the vehicle and includes a second center feature and second features. The control module: controls the HUD to display the virtual image superimposed over the target; perform a boresighting process to align a center of a cross-hair of the reticle reference object with the first and second center features and generate first reference values; perform an undistortion calibration process to rotate and undistort the virtual image relative to the target and generate second reference values; and adjust operation of the HUD based on the first and second reference values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: James W. Wells, Henrique Barbosa Nestal, Paul Andrew Gallo, Roberto Damico
  • Patent number: 11481713
    Abstract: Driving behavior for a particular driver may be gathered and analyzed over a time period, such as a year or a duration of the driver's employment at a particular employer. The driving behavior is received by a server from a positioning device as multiple streams of position data at different time stretches throughout the time period, each stream of position data associated with a route of a plurality of routes driven by at least one vehicle. The server generates speed data from the streams of position data and compares the speed data to retrieved speed limit data for those routes. The server generates a report with at least a speeding percentage value corresponding to how often the driver was speeding while driving during the time period. The report is then sent to the driver's computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: SPEEDGAUGE, INC.
    Inventor: Jonathan Hubbard
  • Patent number: 11473894
    Abstract: A computing system includes a first hardware element having a first accelerometer and a first gyroscope, and a second hardware element having a second accelerometer and a second gyroscope. The first and second hardware elements are moveable with respect to each other. The computing system recursively generates a result signal indicative of a relative orientation of the first and second hardware elements with respect to each other. The result signal may be generated by generating a first intermediate signal indicative of a angle between the first and second hardware elements based on signals generated by the first and second accelerometers and generating a second intermediate signal indicative of the angle based on signals generated by the first and second gyroscopes. The result signal indicative of the angle may be generated as a weighted sum of the first intermediate signal and the second intermediate signal. At least one of the first and second hardware elements is controlled by on the result signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics S.r.l.
    Inventors: Alberto Zancanato, Michele Ferraina, Federico Rizzardini, Stefano Paolo Rivolta
  • Patent number: 11474522
    Abstract: The subject disclosure relates to techniques for implementing conditional automation systems and in particular, for facilitating conditional automation in the context autonomous vehicle (AV) transportation services. Some aspects of the disclosed technology include methods that include steps for receiving an event trigger at a conditional autonomous vehicle (AV) platform, mapping the event trigger onto a conditional output, and sending the conditional output to an autonomous vehicle (AV) associated with the event trigger, wherein the conditional output is configured to update a navigation instruction followed by the AV. Systems and machine-readable media are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: GM Cruise Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Cecilia Ziniti, Divya Thakur
  • Patent number: 11467576
    Abstract: An autonomous driving system includes a target object position recognition unit configured to recognize a target object position detected by a vehicle-mounted sensor based on map information in a map database, a vehicle position recognition unit configured to recognize a vehicle position, a relative-relationship-on-map acquisition unit configured to acquire a relative-relationship-on-map between the target object and the vehicle based on the target object position and the vehicle position on the map, a detected-relative-relationship acquisition unit configured to acquire a detected-relative-relationship between the target object detected by the sensor and the vehicle based on a result of detection performed by the sensor, a map accuracy evaluation unit configured to evaluate map accuracy of the map information based on the relative-relationship-on-map and the detected-relative-relationship, and an autonomous driving permission unit configured to permit an autonomous driving control using the map information b
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobuhide Kamata, Ryo Igarashi, Kazuhiko Kamikado, Kiyosumi Kidono, Kunihiro Goto, Takashi Naito
  • Patent number: 11468868
    Abstract: Use of the AR technology is facilitated. [Solution] Such an information processing apparatus is provided that includes a control unit that controls a display to superimpose a virtual object, associated with a set position in the real world, on the real world with reference to position and orientation information indicative of the position and the orientation of a mobile body, and a correction unit that corrects the position and orientation information. When the position and orientation information is corrected from first position and orientation information to second position and orientation information that is non-continuous to the first position and orientation information, the control unit controls the display to perform transition display that indicates transition of display conditions from a first display condition, which displays the virtual object based on the first position and orientation information, to a second display condition based on the second position and orientation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hajime Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 11463983
    Abstract: In a geographic area with limited satellite coverage, multiple signal sources are statically disposed along a path through the geographic area. To automatically determine geographic positions of the signal sources, signal data collected by a receiver moving along the path is received, where the signal data indicates changes, over a period of time, in strength of respective signals emitted by the signal sources. Indications of a first position of the receiver at a first time prior to entering the geographic area and a second position of the receiver at a second time subsequent to leaving the geographic area are received, and positions for the signal sources are determined using the received signal data and the received indications of the positions and the times. The determined positions for the signal sources are used to geoposition a device moving along the path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Gil Disatnik, Sagi Hed
  • Patent number: 11460317
    Abstract: Computer program products, methods, systems, apparatus, and computing entities are provided for creating, modifying, and viewing geographic areas and their corresponding routes and items of work. For example, an interface can be provided with a map display area and a route display area. The map display area and the route display area can be synchronized to create new routes, modify existing routes, and/or view information about various routes and/or items of work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Santilli, Steve Snyder, Elisabeth Defronzo, Svetlana Inskeep, Joel Tantzer, Karen Levin
  • Patent number: 11461705
    Abstract: Provided are methods, systems, devices, and tangible non-transitory computer readable media for providing data including vehicle map service data. The disclosed technology can perform operations including receiving vehicle map service data from client systems. The vehicle map service data can include information associated with a geographic area or sensor observations of a vehicle. Two or more portions of the vehicle map service data to which a client system is subscribed can be determined. Fused data based on the two or more portions of the vehicle map service data to which the client system is subscribed can be generated. Furthermore, the client system can be provided with access to the fused data. Access to the fused data can include authorization to send or receive portions of the vehicle map service data associated with the fused data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Christine McGavran, Richard William Bukowski, Asaf Rosenfeld
  • Patent number: 11454970
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems adjust the level of control authority of one or more autonomous vehicles in order to respond to changes in one or more operating conditions associated with the vehicle, operator, environment, route, and other conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Cummins Inc.
    Inventors: Vivek Anand Sujan, Robert L. Kern, Jennifer Kay Light-Holets
  • Patent number: 11455344
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for estimating a geographic location (geotag) from one or more short texts is described. Geo-tagging a short text post involves first determining location candidates from parsing text and then determining location resolutions (eg city, state) for each location candidate. Typically there are multiple resolutions for each candidate and then location resolution disambiguation is performed to identify the correct resolution from the set of potential resolutions This may be achieved by using context provided by other candidates within the post, as well as additional geographic context derived from the post author and their network. In particular, anchor locations may be obtained from metadata associated with the post to assist in resolution disambiguation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Fivecast Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Brenton Cooper, Nicholas Lothian, Grant Neale, Terry Moschou, Grant Osborne
  • Patent number: 11454973
    Abstract: A method for receiving autonomous vehicle (AV) driving path data associated with a driving path in a roadway of a geographic location. The driving path data associated with a trajectory for an AV in a roadway and trajectory points in a trajectory of the driving path in the roadway for determining at least one feature of the roadway positioned a lateral distance from a first trajectory of the one or more trajectories of the driving path of an AV based on the map data. The method includes receiving map data associated with a map of a geographic location, determining a driving path for an AV in a roadway, generating driving path information based on a trajectory point in a trajectory of the driving path, and providing driving path data associated with the driving path to an AV for controlling the AV on the roadway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Henry Polk Milstein, Donald Jason Burnette, Lisa Christine Weitekamp, Bryan John Nagy, Eric Michael Perko
  • Patent number: 11445043
    Abstract: A peer to peer service, toolkit, and data feed standard that broadcasts real-time geolocations, provides proximity alerts, records and shares messages that include audio, video, and images through an encrypted technology platform that offers user-initiated privacy controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: FWD Inc.
    Inventors: Sean P. Connelly, Ion Marusic, Jeffrey Synnestvedt
  • Patent number: 11438734
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present disclosure provide a neural network location classifier that is designed and trained in accordance with a hierarchical architecture, thereby producing a hierarchical neural network location classifier. Further embodiments relate to obtaining, through use of the hierarchical neural network location classifier, an inferred hierarchical label for a user equipment location. The inferred hierarchical label may then be decoded to obtain a location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Navid Tadayon
  • Patent number: 11435195
    Abstract: A route generating device configured to generate a route includes a target route generating section (611) configured to generate a target route by connecting an initial location and a destination location through a line including a curve, a curvature of the curve generated by the target route generating section (611) is continuous along the curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI ASTEMO, LTD.
    Inventor: Shigeharu Shibahata
  • Patent number: 11427213
    Abstract: A method for operating an autonomous vehicle. The method includes the transmission of status data to a processing unit, which is independent of the autonomous vehicle, using a wireless communications link. The method furthermore includes monitoring of the function of the autonomous vehicle by the independent processing unit while taking the status data into account, and when a malfunction of the autonomous vehicle is detected, the independent processing unit determines target data for guiding the autonomous vehicle to a stopping position. The target data are transmitted to the autonomous vehicle, and the autonomous vehicle is guided to the stopping position with the aid of the target data. A position of the autonomous vehicle is determined using signals from the wireless communications link and is taken into account when determining the target data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Marlon Ramon Ewert
  • Patent number: 11430165
    Abstract: A display control apparatus displays, when a map image is to be displayed on a display unit, together with the map image, information corresponding to a plurality of images associated with position information that indicates positions included in a predetermined range within a display range of the map image, and when a predetermined operation with respect to the image has been accepted through an operation unit, the control unit performs control to display an image corresponding to a relationship between a direction based on a first operation position and a second operation position of the predetermined operation and direction information associated with the plurality of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shuhei Kawachi, Masahiko Okuzawa, Shigeo Ajiro, Yuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11421995
    Abstract: A map matching device includes: a candidate spot extraction unit that extracts candidate spots onto a link based on position measurement points; a movement cost determination unit that determines the movement cost of a combination of links connecting one of first candidate spots extracted based on one position measurement point to one of second candidate spots extracted based on another position measurement point, the movement cost determined separately for each combination of a first and a second candidate spot; a movement possibility judgment unit that judges, for each combination of first and second candidate spots, whether a moving body can move from the first to the second candidate spot, based on the movement cost; and a matching spot determination unit that determines, as the position of the moving body on the map, one of the candidate spots included in a combination for which movement was determined to be possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES MACHINERY SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Korenaga, Kenta Hara
  • Patent number: 11415423
    Abstract: A map information management device includes a processor; and a memory storing instructions which, when executed by the processor, causes the processor to perform processes of: acquiring map information and determining a guiding route for a vehicle, determining whether the vehicle has operated in accordance with the guiding route, acquiring a position where the vehicle is determined to have operated differently from the guiding route, acquiring an image in which the acquired position is captured, acquiring landmark information from the acquired image, and generating difference information on a difference between the acquired landmark information and landmark information included in map information of the position where the vehicle is determined to have operated differently from the guiding route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takumi Sato
  • Patent number: 11413911
    Abstract: A method for determining the position of a radial acceleration sensor of a wheel of a motor vehicle, including: acquiring, by the sensor, signals Si which are acquired during a predetermined time window Wi when the vehicle is in motion, the windows Wi being different from one another; detecting, for each time window Wi, local extrema of the signal Si; determining, for each time window Wi, a frequency Fi of the rotation of the wheel of the vehicle as a function of the phase values and of the detection instants for the local extrema detected; filtering of the signals Si, so as to obtain, for each time window Wi, a filtered value Zi; and determining the radial distance Rc between the radial acceleration sensor and the axis of rotation of the wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignees: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FRANCE, CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Nicolas Guinart, Sébastien Plancke, Jean-Philippe Boisset
  • Patent number: 11407530
    Abstract: Techniques for improving the quality of images captured by a remote sensing overhead platform such as a satellite. Sensor shifting is employed in an open-loop fashion to compensate for relative motion of the remote sensing overhead platform to the Earth. Control signals are generated for the sensor shift mechanism by an orbital motion compensation calculation that uses the predicted ephemeris (including orbit dynamics) and image geometry (overhead platform to target). Optionally, the calculation may use attitude and rate errors that are determined from on-board sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: DigitalGlobe, Inc.
    Inventor: Victor Solanyk
  • Patent number: 11400830
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method may include routing personal mobility vehicles based on road or path conditions. In some embodiments, trip routing for personal mobility vehicles participating in a dynamic transportation network may leverage road condition map data gathered from personal mobility vehicle sensors to evaluate potential routes for personal mobility vehicles. In some examples, the method may account for the type and/or characteristics of the personal mobility vehicle when evaluating a potential route. In some examples, the method may account for user preferences when evaluating a potential route. The method may also make matching decisions for a dynamic transportation matching system and/or personal mobility vehicle distribution decisions for the dynamic transportation network based on the conditions of prospective routes. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Lyft, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Ellis Whitt, Steven James Martisauskas, Dor Levi
  • Patent number: 11402228
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes in-vehicle devices, a comparison unit, and an occupation management unit. The comparison unit calculates a section and time of a road occupied by a first vehicle and unavailable for another vehicle to travel based on the trajectory of the first vehicle generated by the trajectory generation unit. The occupation management unit adds the section and the time calculated by the comparison unit into the occupation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Matsumoto, Akihiro Kondo, Akihiko Hyodo
  • Patent number: 11403670
    Abstract: The information processing device includes a controller that executes acquiring at least one of first information related to advertisement activity from a second unit that is usable as a vehicle cabin of a vehicle and is disposed separately from a first unit having a drive unit of the vehicle, the second unit being provided for the advertisement activity, and second information related to a movement of a person within a first predetermined range from a place where the second unit is disposed, and instructing the first unit to move the second unit to a movement destination decided based on at least one of the acquired first information and the acquired second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshinari Ogawa, Kohta Tarao, Shinya Kijima, Osamu Fukawatase, Koji Yasui, Toshiyuki Kobayashi, Hitomi Nakatani, Kuniaki Jinnai, Nobuki Hayashi, Masahiro Nagano, Akihiro Ito
  • Patent number: 11392626
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method, an apparatus, an electronic device and a medium for acquiring map data, and relates to the field of intelligent transportation. A specific implementation solution is: determining a target areas of interest in a map, wherein the map is divided into at least two areas of interest; sending a data acquisition instruction to data acquisition terminals to acquire the map data in the target areas of interest; and receiving the map data fed back from the data acquisition terminal and updating the target areas of interest in the map according to the map data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: APOLLO INTELLIGENT DRIVING TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tong Wu, Gaifan Li, Yan Feng, Yijun Yuan, Pengfei Yuan, Jie Huang, Yongyi Sun
  • Patent number: 11391582
    Abstract: An information providing device for a trip to multiple users including a first user and a second user is provided. The information providing device includes circuitry configured to determine a destination of the trip based on a degree of interest of the first user, provide the second user with a first trip proposal to the destination when a degree of interest of the second user in the destination is greater than or equal to a predetermined degree-of-interest threshold value, and provide the second user with a second trip proposal to the destination when the degree of interest of the second user in the destination is less than the predetermined degree-of-interest threshold value. In the second trip proposal, a degree of recommendation of the trip proposal is increased from the first trip proposal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keiko Suzuki, Ko Koga, Takuji Yamada
  • Patent number: 11385626
    Abstract: The production planning apparatus includes a memory configured to store, with respect to each of a plurality of process steps included in a production process for producing predetermined articles, the number of resources for setup step that are available for a setup step in which setup for performing work of the process step is performed and a processor configured to determine, on the basis of the number of the resources for setup step, among the resources for setup step, resources that are allocated to the setup steps of respective ones of the plurality of process steps in such a way that a total of required times required for the setup steps of respective ones of the plurality of process steps is minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaaki Sasaki, Kazuhisa Otsuka, Toshimichi Yoshinaga
  • Patent number: 11388609
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and apparatus for coverage determination and download opportunity notification. A method for content coverage determination and download opportunity includes obtaining, by a content coverage application running on a mobile device, an itinerary from a map application on the mobile device. The content coverage application sends the itinerary and mobile device characteristics to a coverage determination system and receives a wireless coverage profile based on the itinerary and the mobile device characteristics. The content coverage application generates a list of entertainment applications running on the mobile device. The content coverage application provides a notification of a wireless coverage gap based on the wireless coverage profile and displays the list of entertainment applications and status for each listed entertainment application in response to user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Saran Khalid, Zalak Shrof
  • Patent number: 11373260
    Abstract: An information processing device include: a first accepting unit that accepts, from an owner, setting of conditions for renting his or her vehicle; a second accepting unit that accepts, from each of a plurality of users, setting of preferred conditions for using a vehicle; and a selecting unit that combines two or more of the preferred conditions for using a vehicle, which include at least a preferred condition that the user wants to use the one-way car sharing, compares the combined two or more preferred conditions for using a vehicle with the conditions for renting the vehicle, and if the combined two or more preferred conditions for using a vehicle match the conditions for renting the vehicle, selects each user having set the preferred conditions that match the conditions for renting the vehicle as users permitted to use the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koichiro Mitsumaki, Masato Endo, Ryota Kondo, Yasuhisa Obata
  • Patent number: 11364936
    Abstract: A method or system for controlling safety of both an ego vehicle and social objects in an environment of the ego vehicle, comprising: receiving data representative of at least one social object and determining a current state of the ego vehicle based on sensor data; predicting an ego safety value corresponding to the ego vehicle, for each possible behavior action in a set of possible behavior actions, based on the current state; predicting a social safety value corresponding to the at least one social object in the environment of the ego vehicle, based on the current state, for each possible behavior action; and selecting a next behavior action for the ego vehicle, based on the ego safety values, the social safety values, and one or more target objectives for the ego vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Daniel Mark Graves
  • Patent number: 11367353
    Abstract: A system for guiding a route of a vehicle includes a vehicle terminal, a mobile terminal, and a telematics multimedia system (TMS) server, and the vehicle terminal includes a first processor configured to synchronize route information discovered and generated by the mobile terminal, search for a route to a destination based on traffic information, and determine an optimum route by comparing the searched route and the route information discovered by and received from the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Dae Gil Cho
  • Patent number: 11359925
    Abstract: A method involves accelerating the electronic determination of high quality solutions to routing problems by leveraging simplified travel time approximations. The use of first approximation travel time estimates allows for more rapid beginning of a process for electronically determining one or more high quality solutions to a routing problem as compared to having to wait for computation of second travel time estimates for every ordered pair of locations involved in the routing problem, thus allowing for more rapid determination of one or more high quality solutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: salesforce.com, Inc.
    Inventors: John Brian Stewart, Dinesh Premalal Weerapurage, Timothy Alan Carnes, Christopher Sebastian Groer, Lahiru Sandakith Pileththuwasan Gallege, Chenlu Lou
  • Patent number: 11348453
    Abstract: An approach is provided for speed aggregation of probe data for high-occupancy-vehicle (HOV) or other road lanes. The approach involves, for example, determining a line that is parallel to a road segment and divides the road segment along a longitudinal axis. The approach also involves determining a spatial distribution of probe data collected from the road segment with respect to the line. The approach further involves clustering the probe data into a first cluster and a second cluster based on speed. The approach further involves assigning the first cluster to a first lane of the road segment, the second cluster to a second lane of the road segment, or a combination thereof based on the spatial distribution to output a bi-modality event (e.g., an HOV traffic event).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: James Fowe
  • Patent number: 11343638
    Abstract: A system and method of validating the accuracy of geographic location for an address is provided, as described in the embodiments. The system checks whether a given geographical location is the correct physical location for an address or not. An address whose location needs to be verified is parsed and broken down into at least one of nationality, state, city, town, locality, sub-locality, street, landmark, building, floor number, identification number, postal code, zip code or any other address identifying parameter. Similar addresses are searched for in the list of stored addresses and the verification check is done based on locations of the addresses found to be similar. In this way, the system establishes a trust score between the address and the geographic location of an entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Delhivery Private Limited
    Inventors: Kabir Rustogi, Rahul Kumar, Ankit Soni
  • Patent number: 11334091
    Abstract: A map information update system according to the present disclosure includes multiple mobile robots that each acquire information on an intention of a user to move and information on a mobile robot position, one or multiple environment information acquiring robot(s) that each acquire(s) environment information, and a server that updates map information based on the information on the intention of the user to move, the information on the mobile robot position, and the environment information, and each of the multiple mobile robots includes a main body part, a handle part, a detecting part, a moving device, a guide information producing part, a presenting part, a user move intention estimating part, a mobile robot position estimating part, and a communicating part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Mayu Watabe, Kazunori Yamada
  • Patent number: 11327482
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and computer programs for a transportation vehicle and a central office. The apparatus includes a communication module for communication with a central office and a computation module for controlling the communication module. The computation module receives a partial task of a distributed data processing from the central office, computes the partial task of the distributed data processing to obtain a result of the partial task, and provides the result of the partial task for the central office.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventor: Andreas Meier
  • Patent number: 11314830
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a method and apparatus for automatically discovering a gas station point of interest (POI), a storage medium and a device, wherein, the method includes: collecting information uploaded by an on-board diagnostic (OBD) device, and determining gasoline quantity surge points based on the information; clustering the gasoline quantity surge points based on location information by using a clustering algorithm; and determining a location region having the gas station POI based on a result of clustering. The technical schemes provided by the embodiments of the present disclosure are capable of automatically determining the location region having the gas station POI, thereby reducing collection cost of gas station POI information and shortening an updating period for gas station POIs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Long Gao, Shangwei Jiao, Yu Zhi, Wu Yang, Guanyang Cai, Xin Zhang, Zenggang Liu
  • Patent number: 11308637
    Abstract: A distance detection method, a distance detection system and a computer program product are provided. The method includes: comparing a street view image with a real-time image according to a first distance; determining a distance between a vehicle and a target position in response to the comparison result of the street view image and the real-time image; and outputting the distance between the vehicle and the target position to prompt a user of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Chong-Wei Li, Chih-Pin Liao
  • Patent number: 11300422
    Abstract: An information provision apparatus comprises: a processor; and a memory storing instructions which, when executed by the processor, cause the apparatus to function as: an obtaining unit configured to identify a plurality of people and obtain registration information for each of the plurality of people; an information provision unit configured to, in order to cause information to be perceivably outputted from an output unit to the plurality of people, provide predetermined information to the output unit; and a selection unit configured to select the predetermined information, wherein the selection unit, in a case where there is a person for whom the registration information cannot be obtained, selects the predetermined information based on input information obtained via an input unit for the person for whom the registration information cannot be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Tada, Lei Tian
  • Patent number: 11302209
    Abstract: A vehicle driver feedback system includes a control unit and a display unit. The control unit is arranged for registering a driver-influenced vehicle driving parameter and the display unit is positioned in the vehicle and arranged for displaying information to the vehicle driver. The control unit further is arranged for: iteratively calculating and storing at least one score value based on the at least one driver-influenced vehicle driving parameter, wherein the at least one score value reflects a magnitude of driver-induced energy waste; driver-induced fuel waste; driver-induced vehicle wear; unsafe driving; or a weighted combination of at least two thereof, and displaying on the display unit during driving of the vehicle a graphical score value development over time or relative to the travelled route as feedback to the vehicle driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: VOLVO TRUCK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adam Skagius, Fredrik Löwgren, Anders Eriksson
  • Patent number: 11299046
    Abstract: In a method, a set of attribute information is received from a set of sensors in the application environment, respectively. Based on the set of attribute information, a state of the application environment is obtained. Based on a knowledge base associated with the application environment, reference information corresponding to the state of the application environment is determined, and the reference information represents candidate information that a user in the application environment needs in the state. The reference information is provided to the user. Further provided are a corresponding device and a corresponding computer program product. With exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure, the manual labor loads in the application environment can be reduced for the user, and information required in the current state can be provided to the user, thus reducing mis-operations of the user caused by mistakes in human discretion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Zhen Jia, Pedro Fernandez Orellana, Danqing Sha