Including Route Searching Or Determining Patents (Class 701/533)
  • Patent number: 10291531
    Abstract: In general, techniques described are for bandwidth sharing between resource reservation protocol label switched paths (LSPs) and non-resource reservation protocol LSPs. For example, in networks where resource reservation protocol LSPs and non-resource reservation protocol LSPs co-exist within the same domain, resource reservation protocol LSPs and non-resource reservation protocol LSPs may share link bandwidth. However, when non-resource reservation protocol LSPs are provisioned, resource reservation protocol path computation elements computing resource reservation protocol paths may not account for non-resource reservation protocol LSP bandwidth utilization. The techniques described herein provide a mechanism for automatically updating traffic engineering database (TED) information about resource reservation protocol LSPs in a way that accounts for non-resource reservation protocol LSP traffic flow statistics, such as bandwidth utilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Raveendra Torvi, Harish Sitaraman, Vishnu Pavan Beeram, Shraddha Hegde, Chandrasekar Ramachandran, Sudharsana Venkataraman
  • Patent number: 10281294
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a navigation system that includes an electronic device and a cloud server. The electronic device is configured to capture an environmental image, and to transmit the environmental image and a target information. The cloud server is configured to store several default patterns, and each of the default patterns corresponds to a default coordinate. The cloud server analyzes a pattern image of the environmental image according to the default patterns to calculate a coordinate of the electronic device, so as to execute navigation according to the coordinate of the electronic device and the target information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: Inventec (Pudong) Technology Corporation, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hsu-Tsung Hung
  • Patent number: 10282434
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an online social network accesses a place-entities graph that includes a plurality of place-entity nodes, each place-entity node representing a particular place-entity associated with a particular geographic location. From one of a plurality of search clients associated with the online social network, a threshold duplication value and a threshold redirect value is received. The online social network identifies place-entity clusters of place-entity nodes within the place-entities graph. In each place-entity cluster, the place-entity nodes have duplication values with respect to a canonical place-entity node in the cluster that are above the threshold duplication value. The online social network generates a redirection graph for the one search client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Myle Arif Ott, Jason Luis Briceno, Yaniv Shmueli
  • Patent number: 10255030
    Abstract: Certain implementations of the disclosed technology may include systems and method for handling application notifications. According to an example implementation, a method is provided. The method can include receiving a plurality of audio feeds from a respective plurality of applications, and determining a priority status for one or more of the respective applications. Based on the determined priority status, the method may further include determining a first prioritized audio feed and a second prioritized audio feed from the plurality of applications. The method includes detecting, in a signal associated with the first prioritized audio feed, a signal gap having a gap start. The method includes modifying, based at least in part on the signal of the first prioritized audio feed, one or more parameters associated with at least the second prioritized audio feed, and outputting, to an output device, at least a portion of the first prioritized audio feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Venkatesh Thirumale
  • Patent number: 10250611
    Abstract: One or more devices in a data analysis computing system may be configured to receive and analyze movement data and determine driving trips based on the received data. The driving trips may be used along with the movement data to authenticate drivers based on a determined driver profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Alexander Herrmann, Connor Walsh, Pratheek M. Harish
  • Patent number: 10244349
    Abstract: A location based mobile device system and application for providing artifact tours is described. The mobile device application of illustrative embodiments provides multimedia information regarding an array of artifacts pertinent to the location of the mobile device. The artifacts include both current and historical events, in addition to landmarks, architecture, famous persons associated with the location, natural phenomenon and age-based activities. Illustrative embodiments generate tours that connect artifacts by common theme and the current location of the mobile device. Information relevant to a particular location may be displayed or pushed on the mobile device unprompted when the device passes in proximity to a Bluetooth beacon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: George Kaiser Family Foundation
    Inventors: George B. Kaiser, Stanton Doyle
  • Patent number: 10235888
    Abstract: A system for determining a dispatch includes an input interface, a processor, and an output interface. The input interface is to receive a request for a first pickup including a first pickup location and a first destination. The processor is configured to determining a driver to dispatch to the first pickup location. The output interface is to provide a first pickup indication to the driver to go to the first pickup location. The input interface is further to receive a first pickup arrival indication indicating the driver arrived at the first pickup location. The output interface is further to provide a first destination indication indicating to the driver to go to the first destination. The input interface is further to receive a request for a second pickup including a second pickup location and a second destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: LYFT, INC.
    Inventors: Chris Lambert, Logan Green, Frank Taehyun Yoo, Marc Haumann, David Dryjanski, Lev Popov
  • Patent number: 10234865
    Abstract: A control device includes: a receiving unit that receives a request for processing; and a control unit that, in a case where the receiving unit receives a plurality of requests for processing from a plurality of places, controls a traveling route of a processing apparatus based on traveling time taken for the processing apparatus to travel to the plurality of places and processing time taken for the processing apparatus to finish the processing after traveling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Ichikawa, Hajime Kajiyama, Hideki Fujimoto, Kunitoshi Yamamoto, Mariko Miyazaki, Naoya Ogata, Tetsuya Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10223381
    Abstract: An electronic device in response to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a non-transitory memory configured to store at least one executable instruction and at least one processor connected to the memory. The at least one processor is configured by executing the instruction to calculate a distance traveled based on collected sensor information received from a plurality of sensors in response to detecting movement of the electronic device, to divide the calculated distance traveled by a specified reference unit, and output a specified object to a region including at least one reference unit point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seong Ook Jeong, Jong Kun Lee, Seung Wok Han, Kyung Sub Min
  • Patent number: 10225717
    Abstract: A DSRC controller used for controlling a dedicated short-range communication (DSRC) device is provided. The DSRC controller includes a processor communicatively coupled to a memory device. The processor is programmed to store a communication profile of the DSRC device. The communication profile includes rules for transmitting and receiving communications by the DSRC device. The processor is also programmed to receive DSRC zone information describing a DSRC zone, determine a current location of the DSRC device, compare the current location to the DSRC zone information, determine whether the DSRC device is located within a DSRC zone based on the comparison, and if the determination is that the DSRC device is located within the DSRC zone, update the communication profile based on the DSRC zone information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Samir Al-Stouhi
  • Patent number: 10215586
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a commute application that provides a first presentation of several stops along a route. The commute application also receives a selection of a stop from the several stops along the route. The commute application further provides a second presentation for displaying several different routes that traverse through the selected stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: May-Li Khoe, Joseph A. Hagedorn, Marcel van Os
  • Patent number: 10210183
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for image search with historical user activity metadata. Activity of a user is continuously captured to generate historical user activity metadata. In response to an image being taken, a range of historical user activity metadata to associate with the image is selected, wherein the historical user activity metadata for the period of time forms a historical time line that becomes searchable metadata of the image. In response to a request for any images taken during the range, the image is located using the searchable historical user activity metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Billy W. Chang, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10210182
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for image search with historical user activity metadata. Activity of a user is continuously captured to generate historical user activity metadata. In response to an image being taken, a range of historical user activity metadata to associate with the image is selected, wherein the historical user activity metadata for the period of time forms a historical time line that becomes searchable metadata of the image. In response to a request for any images taken during the range, the image is located using the searchable historical user activity metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Billy W. Chang, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10209084
    Abstract: A method for recommending a route includes obtaining a first start point and a first end point relating to a road network. The method also includes obtaining a route recommendation model. The method further includes determining a recommendation route from the first start point to the first end point based on the route recommendation model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: BEIJING DIDI INFINITY TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rui Pan, Zheng Wang
  • Patent number: 10206120
    Abstract: A computer is caused to perform a communication environment information acquisition procedure; a procedure that acquires position information; a procedure that, when the computer is located in a positioning-difficult area or in a positioning-inaccurate area, acquires movement information; and a procedure that identifies a position at which the communication environment information acquisition procedure was performed in the positioning-difficult area or the positioning-inaccurate area, based on the movement information and the position information that is measured by the positioning means in a positioning-possible area where the positioning accuracy of the positioning means is higher than a predetermined value after the computer has moved from the positioning-difficult area or the positioning-inaccurate area to the positioning-possible area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: AGOOP Corp.
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Shibayama, Yuji Soga, Yusuke Kato
  • Patent number: 10204277
    Abstract: An electronic device having a function of identifying a lane on which a vehicle is traveling based on imaging data includes a white line recognition unit for recognizing a white line based on imaging data taken by a rear camera, a lane width detection unit for detecting a lane width by measuring distances from the vehicle to the right white line and to the left white line, a lane change detection unit for detecting a lane change based on the detection result by the lane width detection unit, a lane number increase detection unit for detection an increase in the number of lanes based on the detection result by the lane width detection unit, and a traveling lane identifying unit for identifying a lane on which the vehicle is traveling based on the detection results of the lane width detection unit and the lane number increase detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Alpine Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Toshio Kushida, Tomohiro Hakozaki, Shuichi Suto
  • Patent number: 10198748
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer readable-media for adaptive media playback based on destination. The method for adaptive media playback comprises determining one or more destinations, collecting media content that is relevant to or describes the one or more destinations, assembling the media content into a program, and outputting the program. In various embodiments, media content may be advertising, consumer-generated, based on real-time events, based on a schedule, or assembled to fit within an estimated available time. Media content may be assembled using an adaptation engine that selects a plurality of media segments that fit in the estimated available time, orders the plurality of media segments, alters at least one of the plurality of media segments to fit the estimated available time, if necessary, and creates a playlist of selected media content containing the plurality of media segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Behzad Shahraray, Andrea Basso, Lee Begeja, David C. Gibbon, Zhu Liu, Bernard S. Renger
  • Patent number: 10198002
    Abstract: A method in an autonomous vehicle comprises determining to perform a left turn maneuver when the vehicle is in a stopping zone, the vehicle is clear of approaching vehicles, and a relevant traffic signal displays a go signal. The method further comprises determining to perform the left turn maneuver when the vehicle has entered a dilemma zone, the vehicle is clear of approaching vehicles, and the relevant traffic signal displays a go signal, a caution signal, or has displayed a stop signal for less than a predetermined amount of time. The method further comprises determining to perform the left turn maneuver when the vehicle has entered a cross-traffic zone, the vehicle is clear of approaching vehicles, and the relevant traffic signal displays a go signal, a caution signal, or a stop signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Ryan Holben
  • Patent number: 10197409
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a map application that identifies a transit route between a starting location and a destination. The transit route, in some embodiments, includes a set of transit legs that each is serviced by transit vehicles of a transit line. The map application of some embodiments, after identifying the transit route, categorizes each transit line of the transit route as one of a high frequency transit line and a low frequency transit line. The map application displays the departure schedules of high frequency transit lines in a first manner, while the map application displays the departure schedules of low frequency transit lines in a second different manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Imran A. Pirwani, Stanley E. Roberts, David Hodge, Cameron Sabol, Usama M. Hajj, Ian Leighton, Alexander Tesov, Kaspar Fischer, Curtis Galloway
  • Patent number: 10197405
    Abstract: A route guidance system, a route guidance method, and a computer program are provided that enable a user to understand in advance a section where automated driving control is interrupted. The route guidance system is configured to: when a recommended route from a departure point to a destination including an automated driving section where automated driving control of a vehicle is performed is searched for, acquire candidate routes that are candidates for the recommended route; specify, for each of the candidate routes, an interruption section where the automated driving control is interrupted in the automated driving section included in the candidate route; and provide guidance, for each of the candidate routes, in a manner distinguishing a section that corresponds to the interruption section from a section that does not correspond thereto in the automated driving section included in the candidate route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Sato, Masaki Nakamura, Saijiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10192438
    Abstract: Lane travel limit zones (between a lane route deviation point and a first lane change limit point and between the lane route deviation point and a second lane change limit point), in which a lane change to a route is prohibited, are set according to the lane. If a vehicle may enter a set lane travel limit zone, a guide is provided to prompt the vehicle to make a lane change or maintain the traveling lane, according to the vehicle position and the lane on which the vehicle is traveling. To set lane travel limit zones, the lane route deviation point, which is an end point of a lane on which the vehicle can travel, the first and second lane route deviation points, which are limit points to assure that the vehicle completes a lane change before reaching the lane route deviation point, are calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventor: Shuichi Suto
  • Patent number: 10190887
    Abstract: In an aspect, a mobile electronic device includes a storage configured to store a plurality of items of information, and a controller configured to display an item based on information in accordance with a determined movement state among the plurality of items of information. The controller may put a priority on an item based on the information in accordance with the determined movement state among the plurality of items of information to display. The controller displays information corresponding to the movement state determined in this manner on a display to present to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Fuminori Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10189453
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for adjusting coasting guidance and control. The coasting guidance system includes a user interface for displaying coasting information. The coasting guidance system includes an electronic control unit coupled to the user interface and configured to determine a location of a stop event. The electronic control unit is configured to determine a braking location and a target speed based on the location of the stop event. The electronic control unit is configured to determine an ideal coasting location based on the braking location and determine an actual coasting location. The actual coasting location is where the driver begins coasting. The electronic control unit is configured to control a deceleration drive force of the vehicle to decelerate the vehicle to the target speed at the braking location based on the braking location, the actual coasting location and the ideal coasting location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Joshua D. Payne, Christopher M. Bulpitt
  • Patent number: 10187320
    Abstract: Transferring workloads between computing devices in a distributed computing system, including: receiving, by a mobile computing device via a proximity-based communications protocol, a first computing device identity; receiving, by the mobile computing device, information describing one or more workloads executing on the first computing device; identifying, by the mobile computing device, a second computing device in the distributed computing system that is capable of executing at least a portion of the one or more workloads executing on the first computing device; and initiating, by the mobile computing device, a transfer of at least a portion of the one or more workloads executing on the first computing device to the second computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrew T. Van Heuklon, Jeffery J. Van Heuklon
  • Patent number: 10176808
    Abstract: Techniques for integrating a virtual assistant into a spoken conversation session, the techniques including receiving an utterance information that expresses an utterance spoken by a first participant included in a plurality of participants of a spoken conversation session; processing the utterance information using at least one machine-trained model to determine an intent or content for a command or query included in the utterance; selectively identifying a recipient subset of one or more of the plurality of participants based on at least the determined intent or content for the utterance; generating a response for the command or query; and providing, during the spoken conversation session, the response to the identified recipient subset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew William Lovitt, Kenneth Harry Cooper
  • Patent number: 10170006
    Abstract: An aspect includes receiving data for each of a plurality of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that includes a current location and final destination of each UAV. An aspect also includes calculating permutations of travel routes for each of the UAVs, which permutations are calculated as a function of the current locations of the UAVs and final destinations of each UAV. An aspect also includes applying a selected variable to the calculated permutations to produce proposed travel routes for the UAVs. An aspect further includes generating a routing plan from the proposed travel routes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric V. Kline, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10171956
    Abstract: A notification method for a vehicle to remind a passenger of arriving at a target station is disclosed. The notification method includes: establishing a wireless communication connection between an electronic device and the vehicle, receiving a target station sent from the electronic device, obtaining navigation information of the vehicle, and sending an arrival notification to the electronic device when the vehicle is approaching the target station. A notification system and device are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Po-Yen Liu
  • Patent number: 10163139
    Abstract: A transport arrangement system operates to receive a transport request from a user, and to make a selection of a vehicle type for the user based at least in part on a set of criteria associated with the transport request or user information. For example, the determination of whether an autonomous vehicle is to be provided can be based at least in part on the destination specified with the transport request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William Ross, John Bares, David LaRose, Matthew Sweeney
  • Patent number: 10163034
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with tripoint arbitration for data classification are described. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a query data point for classification, an arbiter point, a first set of classified data points belonging to a first class and a second set of classified data points belonging to a second class. A class-aggregated similarity metric for the query data point and each set is determined based, at least in part, on tripoint arbitration coefficients for data point pairs that include the query data point and a classified data point in the set, as calculated using the arbiter point. The query data point is classified based on a comparison of the similarity metric determined for the first set and the similarity metric determined for the second set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aleksey Urmanov, Anton Bougaev
  • Patent number: 10161761
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a mapping application that provides a variety of UI elements for allowing a user to specify a location (e.g., for viewing or serving as route destinations). In some embodiments, these location-input UI elements appear in succession on a sequence of pages, according to a hierarchy that has the UI elements that require less user interaction appear on earlier pages in the sequence than the UI elements that require more user interaction. In some embodiments, the location-input UI elements that successively appear in the mapping application include (1) selectable predicted-destination notifications, (2) a list of selectable predicted destinations, (3) a selectable voice-based search affordance, and (4) a keyboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford A. Moore, Joshua C. Weinberg, Jorge Fino, Mark B. Larus, Sarah G. Barbour
  • Patent number: 10156849
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods that enable human supervision of a highly capable automated driving system. In particular, the systems and methods of the present disclosure enable a human (e.g., a passenger, driver/operator, or remote supervisor of an autonomous vehicle) to easily and quickly transition control of the autonomous vehicle from a primary motion plan that controls the vehicle towards a primary destination to a secondary motion plan that controls the vehicle to a safe state. As such, the systems and methods of the present disclosure enable advanced human supervision of autonomous vehicle behavior in which a human can cause an autonomous vehicle to operate in a risk-reduced manner or otherwise maneuver to a safe state, without requiring the human to actually assume manual control of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Noah Zych
  • Patent number: 10152559
    Abstract: There is provided a novel method that generates relational graph data. A relational graph database system 1 manages a database containing graph data including node data connected through links. The relational graph database system 1 includes a node generation unit 212 that generates node data corresponding to an operation of a terminal device 6, a partial graph generation unit 214 that generates partial graph data including a plurality of node data connected through links, and a graph generation unit 215 that synthesizes a plurality of partial graphs to generate graph data. In the partial graph generation unit 214, when a plurality of operations conducted in an identical terminal device have a prescribed relationship, a plurality of node data corresponding to the plurality of operations are connected through links to generate partial graph data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: KYOTO UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Ryoichi Shinkuma
  • Patent number: 10152685
    Abstract: Techniques described herein are directed towards dynamically adding new pickup orders to an existing route structure. In at least some embodiments, a service provider separates a number of vendors into separate clusters based on one or more attributes. For example, the vendors may be separated by geographic region. The service provider may then identify a set of routes that are associated with each of the vendor clusters and run optimization techniques on that set of routes. The set of routes may be filtered based on attributes of the route. In some embodiments, the service provider may make a route alteration that accommodates the new pickup order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kalyanakrishnan Ananthanarayanan, Rajiv Kumar Poddar, Tej Paul Verma, Sushanta Das, Ankit Kumar Yadav, Eric Yuk-Hon Kan, Mark Robert Michener
  • Patent number: 10144453
    Abstract: A control system is configured to receive a first signal indicative of a current position of a vehicle and a second signal indicative of a desired path for the vehicle. The control system is configured to calculate a virtual path between the current position and a target position on the desired path and to output a third signal indicative of curvature command corresponding to an initial curvature of the virtual path to cause a steering control system of the vehicle to adjust a steering angle of the vehicle. The control is also configured to iteratively receive an updated current position, receive any updates to the desired path, calculate an updated target position, calculate an updated virtual path based on the updated current position and updated desired path, and output an updated curvature command corresponding to a respective initial curvature of the updated virtual path as the vehicle travels across a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignees: CNH Industrial America LLC, Autonomous Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Eric Bunderson, John Arthur Mitsuru Petersen, Brian Robert Ray
  • Patent number: 10139236
    Abstract: In a route generation method, a computer executes: a step of generating cells based on data about a floor plan that contains information indicating a type of a constituent element of a house and setting the information indicating the type of the constituent element in each of the cells; a step of reading the information indicating the type of the constituent element set in the cell, specifying an outer edge of a passable region based on whether the constituent element is passable, and generating data about a pathway in which the passable region is thinned, whether the constituent element is passable being determined in advance in association with the type of the constituent element; a step of generating a graph based on the data about the pathway; and a route search step of searching a path from the starting point to the ending point, using the graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: CYBERWALKER INC.
    Inventor: Takayuki Hirai
  • Patent number: 10139901
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for tracking distractions in a virtual reality environment is provided. In an embodiment, data identifying an area of interest is stored with a particular virtual reality application on a client computing device. The client computing device tracks a point of focus during execution of the application on the client computing device. In response to determining that the point of focus differs from the area of interest, the client computing device executes an application event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Immersv, Inc.
    Inventors: John Charles Gentilin, Mihir Shah, Andrew Raymond Buck, Jonathan Linsner
  • Patent number: 10139242
    Abstract: A navigation system provides lane guidance for a navigation route. The navigation route specifies actions for a user to navigate a route from an originating point to a destination along a set of road segments. The lane guidance at a position along the navigation route scores the lanes and provides the lane scoring for the user. To score the lanes, the navigation system determines a lane distance for each lane indicating how far along the navigation route a user may continue to use this lane, without shifting to another lane. The lane distance may be measured up to a look-ahead distance. The lane distance includes distance along subsequent road segments of the route, such that when a lane turns onto a lane on another road segment according to the navigation route, the distance along the other road may be included in the lane distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Seth Alan Woolley
  • Patent number: 10133275
    Abstract: Techniques for determining a trajectory for an autonomous vehicle are described herein. In general, determining a route can include utilizing a search algorithm such as Monte Carlo Tree Search (MCTS) to search for possible trajectories, while using temporal logic formulas, such as Linear Temporal Logic (LTL), to validate or reject the possible trajectories. Trajectories can be selected based on various costs and constraints optimized for performance. Determining a trajectory can include determining a current state of the autonomous vehicle, which can include determining static and dynamic symbols in an environment. A context of an environment can be populated with the symbols, features, predicates, and LTL formula. Rabin automata can be based on the LTL formula, and the automata can be used to evaluate various candidate trajectories. Nodes of the MCTS can be generated and actions can be explored based on machine learning implemented as, for example, a deep neural network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Zoox, Inc.
    Inventors: Marin Kobilarov, Timothy Caldwell, Vasumathi Raman, Christopher Paxton, Joona Markus Petteri Kiiski, Jacob Lee Askeland, Robert Edward Somers
  • Patent number: 10130873
    Abstract: An apparatus for executing a computer game are provided. The apparatus includes an output unit configured to transmit a first image generated based on a form of a first user participating in the computer game and a second image generated based on a form of a second user participating in the computer game to a display apparatus, and a control unit configured to predict a possibility of a collision between the first user and the second user, and to control transmitting warning information indicating the possibility of the collision to the display apparatus via the output unit, according to a result of the predicting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yun-jung Kim
  • Patent number: 10131322
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for authorizing a user to access an access-controlled environment. The system includes a system server platform that communicates with mobile devices (e.g., smartphones) and on-board vehicle computing devices accessed by users. The embodiments enable a series of operations whereby a user accessing a vehicle is prompted to biometrically authenticate using the user's smartphone or on-board vehicle computer. In addition, the system can further authorize the user and electronically facilitate access to the vehicle as well as perform other authorized operations relating to the use of the vehicle. In addition the vehicle access system integrates with various computing devices and computer-based services accessible to the user. The systems and methods also facilitate active monitoring of the vehicle occupants and environmental conditions using optical sensors and the like so as to enhance security, convenience and safety of the occupants during use of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: VERIDIUM IP LIMITED
    Inventors: Hector Hoyos, Jason Braverman, Geoffrey Xiao, Jonathan Francis Mather, Scott Streit
  • Patent number: 10129693
    Abstract: A system of real-time tracking with scribbling information based on a map and an operating method thereof which share multimedia contents information inserted into a selected tracking course of an electronic map while communicating with a counterpart and write an experience and information acquired in a corresponding region as the multimedia contents to share designed tracking course information with the counterpart and allow each counterpart to additionally write multimedia information in designed contents information in person to share the multimedia information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: PAPAYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Young Jun Jeon, Won Ik Choi
  • Patent number: 10126142
    Abstract: A user records a navigation instruction for a maneuver at a junction via their navigation device. The user indicates a distance before the junction at which the maneuver should be provided. The user does this by providing an input to the navigation device when a current position is at the relevant distance while driving around. The device then determines the maneuver in a digital map to be associated with the instruction by determining the next maneuver in a calculated route the user is following. The navigation device uploads the navigation instruction and the associated maneuver and distance to a central navigation instruction database. Other users may then download and use the navigation instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: TOMTOM NAVIGATION B.V.
    Inventors: Hendrik Sebastian Ziezold, Michel Alders
  • Patent number: 10126913
    Abstract: A mapping system presents geographically relevant images. The images may be relevant to a search entered by the user, directions requested by the user, or any other factor relevant to the user's relationship to the displayed map. Moreover, the images may change in response to user actions or other factors, wherein new images “bubble up” as user context changes. The mapping system may display geographically relevant images by way of an information card presented in response to a user interacting with a point on a digital map. The user may interact with any of the geographically relevant images, causing an indicator of the map location associated with the image to be presented. Alternatively or additionally, a user interaction with a geographically relevant image may cause an interactive panoramic presentation of street-level imagery to be presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Kelvin Ho, Jonathan Siegel, Su Chuin Leong
  • Patent number: 10126928
    Abstract: A human machine interface system for a vehicle includes a control and a user input actuatable by a user and associated with at least one accessory of a vehicle. The user input includes a touch screen having a deformable touch surface that is deformable to form a plurality of protruding user inputs. The user inputs of the touch surface are adjustable responsive to a proximity of the user's hand. Optionally, a plurality of speakers may be operable to generate respective audible outputs, with the speakers being disposed at the vehicle remote from the user input. The control, responsive to actuation by the user of the user input, controls the speakers to generate respective sounds at the speakers so that a resulting sound is perceived by the user to be originating at or near the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Joel S. Gibson
  • Patent number: 10126136
    Abstract: Among other things, a determination is made of an ability of an autonomous vehicle to safely or robustly travel a road feature or a road segment or a route that is being considered for the autonomous vehicle as of a time or range of times. Route root conforms to properties of stored road network information. The road feature or road segment or route is eliminated from consideration if the computer has determined that the road feature or road segment or route cannot be safely or robustly traveled by the autonomous vehicle. The determination by the computer is based on properties of the environment in which the autonomous vehicle travels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: nuTonomy Inc.
    Inventor: Karl Iagnemma
  • Patent number: 10123180
    Abstract: A method performed by a computer communicating with a terminal. The method includes when the computer enters a first area surrounding a second area together with the terminal, collecting one or more application contents corresponding to the second area from a service; when the computer enters the second area together with the terminal, delivering the collected application contents to the terminal; when the computer exits the second area together with the terminal, requesting the terminal to delete or nullify the delivered application contents; and when the computer exits the first area together with the terminal, organizing the collected application contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Naoya Fujisaki, Tatsuro Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10121162
    Abstract: The invention provides for tracking and rewarding commuters according to their contribution to unclogging roads by opting for alternative Transport forms and improving their health and the health of the environment. In particular, the invention relates to commuters who travel under human power to and from their place of work and who sign up as subscribers to a managed system that tracks their travel events, compares data gathered about the event with other events and determines whether or not the event qualifies as a commute, in which case an account of the user is credited. When the accumulated credit in the account reaches a threshold amount, the user qualifies for receiving a reward such as by means of a value token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventors: Paul Fletcher, Alexander Fletcher
  • Patent number: 10114544
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating and providing intelligent time to leave reminders on an electronic device are disclosed herein. In one aspect, the method includes: automatically, without human intervention, identifying a calendar entry including a first identifier (e.g., text in the title of a calendar entry that relates to a location, such as “go to dental checkup”), the first identifier corresponding to a geographic location that is unknown. The method further includes: automatically, without human intervention, retrieving a previously-visited address (e.g., a street address or GPS coordinates for the street address) associated with the first identifier. The method also includes: automatically, without human intervention, determining a departure time for the calendar entry based on the previously-visited address (e.g., based on a route from the current location of the device to the previously-visited address).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Daniel C. Gross
  • Patent number: 10115311
    Abstract: An adverse situation warning device includes a route data storing portion for storing a first route data of a host vehicle including a first geohash corresponding to a moving route of the host vehicle, a route comparing portion for receiving a second route data of a remote vehicle including a second geohash corresponding to a moving route of the remote vehicle, and for comparing the geohash of the first route data and the geohash of the second route data, and a warning output portion for outputting an adverse situation warning based on the comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Se Do Oh, Hyunyong No, Bogeun Kim, Sung Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 10111031
    Abstract: A system and method for automated crowd sensing object detection. The invention senses a missing object's presence in proximity which is conducted using a smartphone, with a software application running in the background that opportunistically collects and reports the data without the active involvement of the user. A small tag is attached to a tracked object or worn by a person who does not carry a smartphone (i.e., a young child), and emits a secure wireless signal periodically for geo-fencing and geo-tracking by caregivers. The information is sent to a cloud server so that the commander may be able to confirm the whereabouts of the tagged object or person in this case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Misty Blowers, Baek-Young Choi, Sejun Song, Jonathan Williams