Employing Map Database System Patents (Class 701/532)
  • Patent number: 10298718
    Abstract: A system is delineated comprising a processor for performing operations for the system; memory for storing an operating system and one or more applications, the one or more applications including at least one application requiring certification by a certifying authority for use on the system and at least one application not requiring certification by the certifying authority for use on the system; and an application for use in conjunction with a provided processor external to and not part of the system to determine if the at least one application requiring certification is being interfered with or not executing properly. In certain instances, this system may comprise a class 1 electronic flight bag (EFB) or a class 2 EFB. Related methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: AVIATION COMMUNICATION & SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventor: James P. Redmond
  • Patent number: 10297148
    Abstract: Examples include a network computer system and/or service which operates to remotely monitor vehicles to detect and characterize driving actions of drivers with respect to specific road segments of a roadway, enabling driving actions performed by multiple drivers at a specific road segment to be characterized and modeled. Models can inform municipalities about potential traffic hazards or other safety challenges. Individual drivers can also be measured against the model to help understand driver performance. Validating vehicle data against baseline values can also detect spoofing of that data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Theodore Russell Sumers
  • Patent number: 10291321
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to a self-identifying optical transmitter for broadcasting a one-way authentication code using light-based communication. The transmitter may include a memory for storing an identifier of the transmitter, a processor for generating a data signal including an identifier of the transmitter, a modulator for receiving the data signal and generating an electrical signal, the modular generating the electrical signal by modulating the data signal. The transmitter may also include a light source for receiving the electrical signal, converting the electrical signal into an optical signal, and continuously broadcasting the optical signal as an optical data transmission stream. The optical data transmission stream may be used to verify that a receiving mobile device is near the transmitter. The transmitter may also include an optical surface for dispersing the optical data transmission stream as the optical data transmission stream is emitted from the transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Ganick, Daniel Ryan
  • Patent number: 10289115
    Abstract: A map-localization system for navigating an automated vehicle includes a path-detector, a digital-map, and a controller. The path-detector is used to detect observed-geometries of a roadway traveled by a host-vehicle. The digital-map indicates mapped-geometries of roadways available for travel by the host-vehicle. The controller is in communication with the path-detector and the digital-map. The controller is configured to determine a location of the host-vehicle on the digital-map based on a comparison of the observed-geometries to the mapped-geometries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Brian R. Hilnbrand, Paul Robert
  • Patent number: 10281289
    Abstract: Architecture that comprises features that enable smart searches along a route based on time to entities along the route and off the route, a user experience (UX) that showcases rich entities along the route, saving, sharing and editing capabilities across devices and users, smart ranking and filtering of entities, and user preferences and digital personal assistant interaction. After an itinerary is built, the itinerary can be saved for future use and/or shared with friends and/or other devices. Users can change the itinerary on-the-go by searching and adding entities, at a later time, for example. A digital personal audio assistant can be utilized to provide guidance based on the itinerary, and ask users if they want to take a particular exit to visit some desired location (e.g., place of interest).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licnensing, LLC
    Inventors: Siddhika Nevrekar, Dzmitry Dulko, Nikola Todic, Alexander Burmistrov, Aleksandar Samardzija, Dvir Horovitz, Chelsea Mitchell, Jason Chen, Jyotkumar Patel, Yekaterina Grabar
  • Patent number: 10281293
    Abstract: A navigation system comprises a processor, a geographic database and a guidance application executable on the processor. The guidance application obtains data from the geographic database and obtains a photographic image. The guidance application overlays an advertisement route highlight on said photographic image. The advertisement route highlight graphically illustrates a path corresponding to a route and a direction of travel for the route. The advertisement route highlight includes a series of advertisement decals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Adil M. Musabji, Jason Borak, James D. Lynch, Narayanan Alwar, Jon D. Shutter
  • Patent number: 10271783
    Abstract: A stimulus presenting system according to the present disclosure includes a biological information acquirer that acquires biological information on a user; a mental state estimator that estimates a mental state of the user on the basis of the biological information; a target state setter that sets a target mental state after the mental state estimator estimates that the mental state is a first mental state; a scenario creator that creates a scenario including at least one stimulus presenting content possibly influencing the mental state on the basis of the set target mental state; a content presenter that presents the stimulus presenting content on the basis of the created scenario; and a mental state determiner that determines whether a second mental state estimated by the mental state estimator on the basis of biological information acquired after the presentation of the stimulus presenting content is started attains the set target mental state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazunori Yamada, Kenji Mase, Junya Morita
  • Patent number: 10267639
    Abstract: An approach is provided for validating potential points of interest using device and user characteristics. The validation platform processes and/or facilitates a processing of location information associated with at least one device to determine one or more potential points of interest visited by the at least one device. Next, the validation platform causes, at least in part, a tagging of the one or more potential points of interest with one or more characteristics of the at least one device, one or more users of the at least one device, or a combination thereof. Then, the validation platform causes, at least on part, a validation of the one or more potential points of interest based, at least in part, on the one or more characteristics as captured by at least one other device, one or more other users of the at least one other device, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Pranav Mishra
  • Patent number: 10262534
    Abstract: When turning right (left) at an intersection and crossing an oncoming vehicle lane, this system makes it possible to avoid blocking travel of or colliding with a moving body moving in the oncoming vehicle lane due to stopping in the oncoming vehicle lane, and to avoid colliding with a moving body after crossing the oncoming vehicle lane. Given two or more moving bodies present in the advancement direction on the path of the local vehicle, the external environment is detected before the local vehicle intersects with the path of a first moving body, which will first intersect the local vehicle path; if at least two moving bodies are detected, i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Okada, Mikio Ueyama
  • Patent number: 10242383
    Abstract: A method of delivering promotional content to a navigation application in a mobile device is provided. Knowledge of user interest inferred from a query and expected future location is used to render an advertisement in the navigation application. The advertisement is selected based on a location associated with a query received at the mobile device. In one design, advertisements are selected and rendered in a product-navigation application in a mobile device, which is used to determine the location of a product-choice. The advertisement for a promoted product is preferably rendered such that it represents the actual physical location of the promoted product in the store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Sanal Sasankan
    Inventors: Sanal Sasankan, Pengfei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10238571
    Abstract: Vision-assist devices and methods are disclosed. In one embodiment, a vision-assist device includes an image sensor for generating image data corresponding to a scene, a processor, and an inertia measuring unit. The inertia measuring unit is configured to measure forces acting on the image sensor and the orientation of the image sensor. The processor is configured to receive the image data from the image sensor and process the force and orientation of the image sensor so as to determine a tilt of the image sensor. The processor is further configured to process the image data based on at least the tilt of the at least one image sensor so as to generate a corrected image data, wherein the corrected image data does not include the tilt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Matsuno
  • Patent number: 10242032
    Abstract: A system and method for creating a virtual world for supporting a consumer experience is disclosed. The apparatus in an example embodiment includes providing access to a database of item listing categories, each item listing category in the database having an associated link to a source for physical items corresponding to the item listing category; generating an image of a virtual store in a three-dimensional (3D) virtual environment; populating the virtual store with at least one first object representing an item listing category; receiving a signal indicative of user interaction with the at least one first object; and using the associated link to re-direct the user to the source for physical items corresponding to the item listing category represented by the at least one first object with which the user interacted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Neelakantan Sundaresan, Evan Graziano, Joshua Jamilkowski, Zachary Kamsler, Benjamin Kidder, Thomas Peterson
  • Patent number: 10232722
    Abstract: A system includes energy modules that output power to an energy management bus based on load demands. An energy module includes energy cells enclosed within a module housing that provide power to the energy management bus and rotation assemblies attached on opposite ends of the module housing that provide rotational movement for the energy module. The energy module includes a local controller that controls power output from the energy cells to the energy management bus, engages a self-driving mode in response to receiving a disconnection signal from a central controller, and controls movement of the energy module in the self-driving mode to a predetermined location via the first rotation assembly and the second rotation assembly. The central controller receives a current module status from the energy modules and controls a configuration of the energy modules providing power to the energy management bus based on the current module status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Masanori Ishigaki
  • Patent number: 10235581
    Abstract: A vision system for a vehicle includes a camera having a forward field of view, a control including an image processor that processes image data captured by the camera, and a global positioning system. Presence of a traffic light located ahead of the vehicle is determined at least in part by the global positioning system. At least one of (i) wireless communication is received at the vehicle and includes a communicated traffic light status of the traffic light ahead of the vehicle, and (ii) processing of captured image data determines an imaged traffic light status of the traffic light ahead of the vehicle. Responsive to determination that the vehicle is not properly responding to the traffic light status of the traffic light ahead of and being approached by the vehicle, the control at least one of (i) generates an alert and (ii) applies brakes of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Krishna Koravadi
  • Patent number: 10225726
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for generating and analyzing mobility vectors to determine subscriber behavior. A processor can execute an analysis engine. The analysis engine can obtain a log from a data collection device associated with a cellular network. The log can include subscriber data, cell identifier data, and time data. The analysis engine can identify a subscriber represented by the subscriber data and determine a vector associated with the subscriber. The vector can represent a movement of the subscriber within the cellular network. The analysis engine can store vector data that corresponds to the vector determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Mehmet Ozkan
  • Patent number: 10225473
    Abstract: A method determines a movement of an apparatus between capturing first and second images. The method includes testing model hypotheses of the movement by for example a RANSAC algorithm, operating on a set of first points in the first image and assumed corresponding second points in the second image to deliver the best model hypothesis. The testing includes, for each first point, calculating a corresponding estimated point using the tested model hypothesis, determining the back-projection error between the estimated point and the second point in the second image, and comparing each back projection error with a threshold. The testing comprises for each first point, determining a correction term based on an estimation of the depth of the first point in the first image and an estimation of the movement between the first and second images, and determining the threshold associated with the first point by using said correction term.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS SA
    Inventors: Manu Alibay, Stéphane Auberger
  • Patent number: 10210555
    Abstract: A computer program product for determining buying online and picking up in store. A computer receives from a shopper a request for buying online and picking up in store. The computer parses stores carrying an item purchased online and connections of the shopper in a social network. The computer provides the shopper with a list of one or more connections for picking up the item for the shopper. The computer sends to one of the one or more connections a token for picking up the item and information of a store where the item is picked up, after the shopper chooses the one of the one or more connections for picking up the item. The computer sends to the shopper a notification, after the item is picked up by the one of the one or more connections for picking up the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jialin Li, Pradeep K. Nanjundaswamy, Leho Nigul
  • Patent number: 10210607
    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: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Wein Holding LLC
    Inventors: Steven R. Weinschenk, Leo Passov
  • Patent number: 10198781
    Abstract: A logo-enabled interactive map integrating social networking applications is provided. The interactive map may be configured to help end users discover and share information (e.g., events, deals, news occurrences, etc.) associated with a plurality of venues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: TripAdvisor LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Rudenstine, Elliot Cohen, Robert M. Matsuoka, Adam J. Eskreis, Anthony J. Campagna, Benjamin O. Gundersen, Megan M. Isaak, Mohammed R. Hamid
  • Patent number: 10192356
    Abstract: A governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) computer system is provided that includes at least one processor, a user input device, and a storage system that stores meta-model. The meta-model includes at least one process element, a plurality of dynamic risk elements, and a plurality of dynamic control elements. The risk meta-model is loaded from the storage system. Input is accepted from the user input device for creating a new dynamic risk model based on the loaded extended risk meta-model. At least one process element is added to the new dynamic risk model based on user provided input and the extended risk meta-model. A first dynamic risk element is added from the plurality of dynamic risk elements based on user provided input. A risk type of the first dynamic risk element is determined based on user provided input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: BWISE B.V.
    Inventors: Luc Brandts, Erik M. M. Voorbraak, Gerrit Hendrik Smit
  • Patent number: 10190884
    Abstract: A navigation system includes: a search unit; an acquisition unit; a storage unit; a collection unit configured to collect one or more types of popularity information for specifying a popularity level indicating a level of popularity of each POI; a calculation unit configured to calculate the popularity level of each POI on the basis of the collected popularity information; a specification unit configured to specify the POIs having high popularity levels located within a predetermined distance from the route searched for by the search unit; and a presentation unit configured to present one POI specified by the specification unit before traveling near the corresponding POI, and the calculation unit calculates the popularity level on the basis of a deviation value calculated on the basis of the one or more types of popularity information and popularity information on other POIs included within a first predetermined range from the corresponding POI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignees: Toyota Mapmaster Incorporated, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenta Nakanishi, Satoru Deguchi, Atsushi Inoue, Kazuhito Baba
  • Patent number: 10175053
    Abstract: A method for managing a map (140) stored in a memory (130) associated with a personal navigation device (10), including a command and data entry unit (115) operable by a user, wherein the map (140) can be visualized on a display (115) and includes a road network, the method including the step of combining a first set of data about the road network, stored in the map (140), with a second set of data about at least one road not present in the road network or defined as not viable, in particular a new road, wherein the second data can be entered by the user by the command and data entry unit (115).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SISVEL TECHNOLOGY S.R.L.
    Inventor: Saverio Celia
  • Patent number: 10170003
    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: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gregory J. Boss, Jeremy R. Fox, Andrew R. Jones, Kevin C. McConnell, John E. Moore, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10161753
    Abstract: An in-vehicle apparatus and a map data management system are provided that can appropriately update a map. The in-vehicle apparatus 3 includes a storage unit 16 that stores parcel data PD constituted by a plurality of files in accordance with meshes of the map, and a control unit 10 that, when a vehicle 2 enters a single mesh of the map, updates the version of lower-level parcel files DPF corresponding to meshes at the periphery of the single mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi Kubo
  • Patent number: 10165412
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device that can improve the precision of the action recognition process by considering the speed information, the information processing device including: an action recognition unit configured to recognize an action of a user based on sensor information; a speed acquisition unit configured to acquire speed information indicating a movement speed of the user; and a correction unit configured to correct an action recognition result based on a comparison result between the speed information and a speed threshold set according to the action recognition result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyuki Ono, Masanori Katsu
  • Patent number: 10164828
    Abstract: A system, method and program product for managing profiles for devices in a network. A computer system is disclosed having a configuration management system for managing configuration profiles for a set of devices within a network, and includes: a boundary definition system that employs a computerized process for defining a plurality of geospatial boundaries; a device manager that employs a computerized process for interfacing with remote agents associated with respective devices to recognize when a device has migrated into a new geospatial boundary; and a profile management system that employs a computerized process for uploading an updated configuration profile to the remote agent in response to the device being migrated to the new geospatial boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shankar S. Kalyana, Jigneshkumar K. Karia, Gandhi Sivakumar
  • Patent number: 10156451
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides method and device of establishing a navigation route. The method includes: acquiring a user's current position and a destination for the user; and establishing a navigation route between the current position and the destination according to user information and destination information, the user information including the type and/or a current speed of the user, the destination information including the number of people and/or an estimated visit duration at the destination, the destination including ones, at which the user has not yet arrived, of recommended sightseeing spots and/or user-interested sightseeing spots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiao Zhang, Ran Duan, Fan Yang
  • Patent number: 10147423
    Abstract: A method for context-aware query recognition in an electronic device includes receiving user speech from an input device. A speech signal is generated from the user speech. It is determined if the speech signal includes an action to be performed and if the electronic device is the intended recipient of the user speech. If the recognized speech signal include the action and the intended recipient of the user speech is the electronic device, a command is generated for the electronic device to perform the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Munir Nikolai Alexander Georges, Georg Stemmer, Joachim Hofer
  • Patent number: 10139240
    Abstract: A navigation device for a vehicle includes a communication module for communicating with a user terminal, a display, and a processor for setting a navigation destination, searching a first path toward the navigation destination, receiving second path information corresponding to a second path toward the navigation destination from the user terminal through the communication module, and displaying first path information and the second path information on the display depending on a predetermined display mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventor: Dong Uk Kim
  • Patent number: 10124893
    Abstract: Techniques are described for assessing the health of an unmanned vehicle such as an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). In some embodiments, sensors corresponding to subsystems of the UAV may be utilized to assess the health of a particular subsystem. Predictive models may be stored within memory of the UAV to enable such assessments to be performed at the UAV (e.g., during performance of a mission). Sensor data collected from sensors on the UAV may be provided as input for a predictive model associated with a particular subsystem. The predictive model may output a failure prediction indicating a likelihood, and in some cases, a time by which failure of the subsystem is predicted to occur given the sensor data. In some embodiments, one or more corrective actions may be identified and triggered based, at least in part, on the failure prediction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Jeffrey Aalund, Javier Alonso Lopez
  • Patent number: 10104054
    Abstract: A cache server disposed in a motor vehicle receives and caches content from a content distribution network when a load of a cellular link to the content distribution network is low. The cache server determines that the motor vehicle is turned off, broadcasts a wireless signal as part of a wireless network when the motor vehicle is turned off, and provides a device access to the content cached in the cache server via the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Farooq Bari, Qingmin Hu
  • Patent number: 10096079
    Abstract: Graphics processing may include implementing a vertex shader and a pixel shader with the GPU. Vertex indices output from a vertex shader may be written to a cache. The vertex indices written to the cache may be accessed with the pixel shader and vertex parameter values associated with the vertex indices may be accessed from a memory unit with the pixel shader. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure. It is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Mark Evan Cerny, David Simpson, Jason Scanlin
  • Patent number: 10097241
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, determining a target position of a particular physical location, accessing an image system that provides a number of images based on physical locations including the particular physical location, and obtaining a target image from the image system based on the particular physical location. The target image includes imaged features based on physical features of the particular physical location. Image processing is applied to the target image, and a particular physical feature is identified as a candidate deployment site based on the applying of the image processing, wherein the candidate deployment site is configured to accommodate equipment of a distributed communication network that facilitates transmission of electromagnetic waves along a surface of a transmission medium. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Pamela A. M. Bogdan, George Blandino, Ken Liu, Leon Lubranski, Eric Myburgh, Tracy Van Brakle, Robert Bennett, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Paul Shala Henry
  • Patent number: 10094678
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for inferring a user's intent to stop at a predefined location or breakpoint along a predetermined route, such as an exit along a highway, and to enable users to report back to systems maintaining exit or breakpoint POI data. An application executing on a user's mobile device may infer or query the user's intent upon detecting a deviation away from the route and to use this as a “check-in” at a predefined location corresponding to the point of deviation. Then further check-ins and ratings at amenities/locations associated with the exit can also be used to enhance the rating and popularity of the predefined location (e.g., highway exit) itself. The ratings and popularity of highway exits can then be exposed in applications to provide relevant content related to the highest rated or most popular breakpoints located along their route of travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Mapquest, Inc.
    Inventor: David W. Nesbitt
  • Patent number: 10089003
    Abstract: A method of manipulation of content provided by a hosting server using swipe gesture recognition on a user device having a touch input display. The method includes storing the content, combined with a swipe gesture recognition module to form a content package, on the hosting server. The swipe gesture recognition module is associated with at least one displayable content element of the content. The method further includes receiving, at the hosting server, a request for the content package from the user device and transmitting the content package from the hosting server to the user device for display by an application running on the user device. A defined action is applied to the at least one displayable content element if it is determined that a swipe gesture has occurred on the at least one displayable content element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: SoMo Audience Corp.
    Inventors: Robert S. Manoff, Todd Houck, Jesse D. Squire, Caleb K. Shay
  • Patent number: 10088324
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and computer readable product for trajectory data compression are disclosed. In embodiments, the method comprises generating spatial data for one or more moving objects; projecting the data onto a network comprised of a plurality of trajectories, the network constraining movement of the one or more moving objects; and storing the projected data in a data store. In embodiments of the invention, the method further comprises translating updates and queries to the spatial data, using specified data of the network, into links to the data store, and using the links to update and query the data store. In embodiments of the invention, the specified data of the network are stored in a network store. In embodiments of the invention, each of the trajectories includes one or more sub-trajectories, and the projecting the spatial data onto a network includes projecting the spatial data onto the sub-trajectories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Xiao Yan Chen, Raghu K. Ganti, Sheng Huang, Kai Liu, Ramya Raghavendra, Mudhakar Srivatsa
  • Patent number: 10075406
    Abstract: The present application is directed to a system and method for creating on-line comments of a point of interest. The system and method creates a moment having a piece of digital content showing the point of interest, wherein the moment has a time stamp and a location stamp; and shares the moment with a predetermined group of members. The sharing of the moment is limited to members that meet the time stamp and the location stamp, and the system and method refuse accepting comments from members that do not meet the time stamp and location stamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: TU ORBIT INC.
    Inventor: Henry Parra
  • Patent number: 10074285
    Abstract: A taxiing path optimization system is provided for computing a taxi path of an aircraft using available taxi routes of a corresponding airport. An interaction means management unit manages interactions between a user and the taxiing path optimization system using an interactive device for inputting a taxi clearance. An aircraft positioning management unit manages positional information of the corresponding airport and aircraft received from a plurality of sources for augmenting an aircraft position by consolidating the aircraft position with the positional information in a complementary fashion. A taxi path display unit displays the taxi path based on the inputted taxi clearance and the augmented aircraft position, wherein the taxi path is automatically computed based on aircraft characteristics or airport capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS
    Inventors: Pierre Depape, Pierre Scacchi, Pascale Louise, Francois Bounaix, Thomas Stanislawiak
  • Patent number: 10074279
    Abstract: A system and method are provided and include a subject vehicle having vehicle actuation systems and vehicle sensors. A planning system includes a global route planner module, an inference module, a motion planner module, and a trajectory follower module. The inference module receives a route from the global route planner module and dynamic obstacles data from a perception system and determines a total cost for different sets of motions associated with different trajectories for traveling along the received route. The total cost includes an inferred cost based on a probability of the associated set of motions having an increased or decreased cost based on the dynamic obstacles data. The motion planner selects a particular set of motions based on the total costs and generates a smooth trajectory for the vehicle. The trajectory follower module controls the vehicle actuation systems based on the smooth trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yunfei Xu, Takashi Bando
  • Patent number: 10059167
    Abstract: A method and system for controlling a climate characteristic in a vehicle cabin are provided that control the climate characteristic based, in part, on the location of the vehicle. In one embodiment, the method includes comparing a current location for the vehicle to a predetermined location for the vehicle and comparing a current date and current time to a predetermined date and predetermined time. The method further includes transmitting a climate control signal from a control module to a first subsystem of the vehicle if the current location meets a predetermined location condition relative to the predetermined location and the current date and current time meet predetermined date and time conditions relative to the predetermined date and predetermined time. The climate control signal is configured to cause the first subsystem to change a value of the climate characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Alexander K. Rustoni
  • Patent number: 10042963
    Abstract: Power equipment designed for use at a particular location comprises an insolation database, a load database, a processing system, and solar power equipment. The insolation database comprises insolation values associated with a plurality of geographic data points. The load database associates appropriate power equipment with load requirements. The processing system determines a solar power design from load requirements generated from the insolation database based on the insolation values associated with a geographic data point closest to the particular location and the load requirements selected from the load database. The solar power equipment is installed according to the solar power design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Alpha Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon H. Petroski, John R. Meyer
  • Patent number: 10037623
    Abstract: A governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) computer system is provided that includes at least one processor, a user input device, and a storage system that stores meta-model. The meta-model includes at least one process element, a plurality of dynamic risk elements, and a plurality of dynamic control elements. The risk meta-model is loaded from the storage system. Input is accepted from the user input device for creating a new dynamic risk model based on the loaded extended risk meta-model. At least one process element is added to the new dynamic risk model based on user provided input and the extended risk meta-model. A first dynamic risk element is added from the plurality of dynamic risk elements based on user provided input. A risk type of the first dynamic risk element is determined based on user provided input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: BWISE B.V.
    Inventors: Luc Brandts, Erik M. M. Voorbraak, Gerrit Hendrik Smit
  • Patent number: 10024948
    Abstract: Systems an methods are provided that disclose providing a positioning service for devices based on light received from one or more light sources. This light based positioning service uses light information transmitted by each light source to determine the position of the device. The positioning information can include three dimension position information in a building that can then be used to deliver services and information to a mobile device. The content delivered to a mobile device can include multimedia, text, audio, and/or pictorial information. The positioning information along with other location or positioning information can be used in providing augmented reality or location aware services. The light sources can be independent beacons that broadcast information in visible light at a rate that is undetectable by the human eye. Content can be retrieved from a server over a communications connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Ganick, Daniel Ryan
  • Patent number: 10012511
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a computer-implemented method of predicting a destination of a user of a mobile device, comprising selecting one or more geographic locations as a group of possible destinations based on a first location of the mobile device, determining a route from the first location to each of the geographic locations of the group of possible destinations according to one or more route planning criteria and digital map data, and updating the group of possible destinations based upon a second location of the mobile device and a change in an attribute of a route between the second location and each geographic location of the group of possible destinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: TOMTOM NAVIGATION B.V.
    Inventors: Hendrik Sebastian Ziezold, Daan Dirk Oostveen
  • Patent number: 10012964
    Abstract: Method and device for controlling a system state of a stationary system affected by delays as a function of a variable geoposition of a person, wherein the system is to have reached a predefined presence state when the person arrives at the location of the system. The method comprises: determining the geoposition of the person; estimating the time period needed by the person from the determined geoposition until arrival at the location of the system; and specifying a reference state for changing the current system state, wherein the reference state for reaching the presence state within the estimated time period is determined as a function of the predefined presence state, the performance capability of the system and the estimated time period. The device comprises similarly designed means for determining the geoposition, estimating the time period and specifying the reference state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: tado GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Deilmann, Johannes Schwarz, Michael Munnix
  • Patent number: 10012507
    Abstract: A system and a method are provided that are capable of providing map data for supporting a variety of user network environments and selecting data zones freely. A navigation terminal includes a reception unit adapted to receive a file in which map data of a specific zone is stored, from a map provision server; and an execution unit adapted to execute a navigation function on the specific zone using the file. The file is produced by an individual unit with respect to each of geographic areas divided by a mesh unit having a variable size. The size of the mesh unit is decided according to the amount of information included in the geographic area such that the file has an equalized size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: THINKWARE SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Won Kyung Choi
  • Patent number: 10009809
    Abstract: A method for perform pre-processing for handover of a moving cell by a serving base station, the method comprises transmitting a handover pre-processing request message including information on a handover history of the moving cell, to at least one neighboring base station adjacent to the serving base station; receiving a pre-processing response message including at least one of a random access preamble allocated from the neighboring base station, radio resource control (RRC) configuration of the neighboring base station and system information of the neighboring base station, from the neighboring base station; and transmitting the pre-processing response message to the moving cell before handover of the moving cell is initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Genebeck Hahn, Jaehoon Chung, Eunjong Lee, Jinmin Kim, Kukheon Choi, Kwangseok Noh
  • Patent number: 9988049
    Abstract: An on-board vehicle computer system for a vehicle includes at least one processing unit and a memory having stored therein computer-executable instructions configured to cause the on-board vehicle computer system to implement various aspects of a predictive cruise control (PCC) system. In one aspect, the computer system provides a plurality of available speed control bands in a PCC system, and the available speed control bands are selectable by an operator of the vehicle. In another aspect, the computer system provides an upper speed margin and a lower speed margin for a PCC system, and the upper and lower speed margins are adjustable by an operator of the vehicle. Related notifications may be presented via an operator interface (e.g., a touchscreen display provided in a vehicle dashboard or other easily accessible area).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: PACCAR Inc
    Inventors: Zachary Slaton, Floris van der Meijs, Steven Karl Jahns, John William Arthur Doll, Josef Lotz, Andrew Paul Harbach, Wesley M. Mays, Cas Droogendijk
  • Patent number: 9983021
    Abstract: Timing information and deeper trip planning can enhance conventional mapping functionality. A user provides a specified time of arrival and/or departure information along with a starting and end point, and receives a travel route with estimated arrival and departure times based on time-specific information, such as traffic or construction at specific times of day. The user can choose or be prompted to add one or more waypoints along the way. The user can get recommendations for hotels, restaurants, points of interest, and other such locations based on location, time of day, travel time, or other such aspects. Upon selecting a waypoint, the amount of time the user will be at that waypoint and the additional driving time are used to adjust one or more other times of the trip, such as the starting or departure times, or times of other waypoints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Andrew Baird
  • Patent number: 9983224
    Abstract: This disclosure provides devices, computer programs and methods for determining a motion direction. In one aspect, a mobile device includes sensors for measuring acceleration data. The mobile device also includes a processor and a memory that implement a motion direction estimation module configured to determine a primary axis of motion. The motion direction estimation module also determines a motion direction along the primary axis. The determination includes fitting the acceleration data, or data derived therefrom, to a bimodal distribution. A first peak of the bimodal distribution corresponds to a first motion direction along the primary axis, and a second peak corresponds to a second motion direction opposite the first. The motion direction estimation module is configured to estimate the motion direction based on the bimodal distribution. In some implementations, the motion direction estimation module selects the motion direction corresponding to the higher of the peaks as the estimated motion direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Payam Pakzad, Victor Kulik