Including Route Searching Or Determining Patents (Class 701/533)
  • Patent number: 11029165
    Abstract: A sensor unit includes a sensor interface and a host interface. The sensor interface can be coupled to a number of sensors mounted on various locations of the ADV. The host interface can be coupled to a host system that is configured to perceive a driving environment surrounding the ADV based on sensor data obtained from the sensors and to plan a path to autonomously drive the ADV. The sensor unit further includes a sensor processing module and a sensor control module coupled to the sensor interface, and a time module coupled to the sensor processing module and the sensor control module. The sensor processing module is configured to process sensor data received from the sensors via the sensor interface. The sensor control module is configured to control operations of the sensors. The time module is configured to generate time to synchronize timing of the operations of the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventors: Zhou Xu, Manjiang Zhang, Xiangtao You, Weiyu Lu, Fu-Kang Liao
  • Patent number: 11032670
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for predicting a destination of a user and sharing the presumed destination with the other users via a geographically-based graphical user interface. Consistent with some embodiments, an electronic communication containing location information is received from a location sensor coupled to a first client device. A current trajectory of the first user is determined based on the location information. A presumed destination of the first user is determined, by correlating the current trajectory of the first user with historical location information of the first user. A map depicting an icon associated with the presumed destination of the first user is displayed, on a display screen of a second client device of a second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: BenoƮt Baylin, Nicolas Dancie, Antoine Martin, Julien Martin, Antoine Sinton, Steven Uzan
  • Patent number: 11029162
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for creating a navigation data source for use with a navigation system configured for route determination based on associated costs. The navigation data source comprises a cost data set associated with a navigation data set that represents a map of a geographic region and defines at least a plurality of gateways. Each of the gateways of the plurality of gateways may be associated with a position located within the geographic region and associated with a gateway of a further navigation data set representing a map of another geographic region. The cost data set comprises cost data that defines, for at least some of the possible gateway pairs of the plurality of gateways, at least a cost value with each cost value indicating a cost for a route between gateways of a respective gateway pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Martin Pfeifle, Jonghyun Suh, Tomas Jurco, Andre Reichert
  • Patent number: 11022453
    Abstract: Recommended route change verification via a navigation system. The navigation system receives a destination from a user and then determines an initial route to the destination. While navigating along the initial route, the navigation system can determine a route change to the destination. Also, a convergence point is determined along where the initial route and the first route change converge. In order to verify that the route change is faster than continuing along the initial route, a first group of users utilizing the navigation system are routed along the initial route to the convergence point and a second group of other users are routed along the first route change to the convergence point. If more of the first group of users pass the convergence point before the second group of users, then the route change is recommended to the user rather than continuing along the initial route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joel Duquene, Morris S. Johnson, Jr., Shelton M. Jones, II, Adrienne Miller
  • Patent number: 11022454
    Abstract: A system for reconstructing vehicle itinerary include a processor and a memory storing instructions, implemented by the processor, to cluster historical trip records into a plurality of clusters, each of the plurality of clusters including a set of historical trip records that describe events occurring within a predetermined time range at one location; identify a sequence of clusters that includes a cluster at each location; and estimate an itinerary for a vehicle based on the sequence of clusters and constraint data describing physical constraints, the itinerary for the vehicle describing a sequence of arrival and departure times at a sequence of locations for the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Morteza Ibrahimi, Damon Jude Wischik, Christopher David Pluntke, Balaji Satyanarayana Prabhakar, Deepak Merugu
  • Patent number: 11023949
    Abstract: A method of fulfilling custom food orders includes obtaining feedback from a user through an ordering application. The feedback relates to a first food item of a first food order following fulfillment of the first food order. The first food item includes a first ingredient. The method includes determining a preferred variation associated with the first ingredient based on the feedback and a first recipe used to make the first food item. The method includes updating a taste profile associated with the user based on the preferred variation. The method includes receiving, from the user, a second food order including a second food item. The method includes retrieving a second recipe associated with the second food item. The method includes selectively modifying the second recipe based on the taste profile. The method includes controlling a food assembly apparatus to prepare the second food item according to the second recipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Creator, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Radcliffe, David Bordow, Jeff C. Jensen, Steven Frehn, Alexandras Vardakostas, John Lawrence McDonald, Harry Shapiro Hawk
  • Patent number: 11017673
    Abstract: A method for generating a lane departure warning (LDW) alarm by referring to information on a driving situation is provided to be used for ADAS, V2X or driver safety which are required to satisfy level 4 and level 5 of autonomous vehicles. The method includes steps of: a computing device instructing a LDW system (i) to collect information on the driving situation including information on whether a specific spot corresponding to a side mirror on a side of a lane, into which the driver desires to change, belongs to a virtual viewing frustum of the driver and (ii) to generate risk information on lane change by referring to the information on the driving situation; and instructing the LDW system to generate the LDW alarm by referring to the risk information. Thus, the LDW alarm can be provided to neighboring autonomous vehicles of level 4 and level 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: StradVision. Inc.
    Inventors: Kye-Hyeon Kim, Yongjoong Kim, Insu Kim, Hak-Kyoung Kim, Woonhyun Nam, Sukhoon Boo, Myungchul Sung, Donghun Yeo, Wooju Ryu, Taewoong Jang, Kyungjoong Jeong, Hongmo Je, Hojin Cho
  • Patent number: 11015940
    Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to correcting the longitudinal position of a vehicle using mapped landmarks. One embodiment identifies, in stored map data, a mapped landmark that is within a predetermined distance from the vehicle; identifies one or more detected stationary objects that are within a predetermined distance from the mapped landmark; tracks the one or more detected stationary objects for at least a first predetermined time period; matches, with the mapped landmark, a particular object among the one or more tracked detected stationary objects; tracks the particular object for at least a second predetermined time period; calculates a longitudinal distance between the particular object and the mapped landmark; and corrects the longitudinal position of the vehicle based on the longitudinal distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Kristofer D. Kusano
  • Patent number: 11010828
    Abstract: Provided are an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, an information processing program, and a recording medium having stored therein the information processing program, which can reduce time and effort necessary for a user to find his desired review information. The information processing apparatus searches transaction targets, based on a search condition used for searching transaction targets designated by a user, and acquires review information regarding each of the searched transaction targets. The information processing apparatus determines a display priority order of the review information regarding the transaction targets with respect to each of the searched transaction targets, based on the search condition, and displays at least one piece of the review information regarding each of the transaction targets on a display screen, based on the display priority order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Taichi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11007848
    Abstract: An information processing method includes the following executed by a computer: obtaining first attribute information that indicates an attribute of a first user concerning an internal space of a moving body, and vacancy information of at least one moving body; generating presentation information for a second user using the first attribute information and the vacancy information, the presentation information indicating, in accordance with the attribute of the first user, at least one of a vacant moving body and vacant seats among the at least one moving body; and causing a presentation apparatus to present the presentation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Shuhei Matsui, Takahiro Yoneda
  • Patent number: 11002551
    Abstract: An airline travel reminder assembly for displaying flight information for a traveler includes a wrist band that is issued to a traveler at a check in point of an airport. A display unit is issued to the traveler at the check in point of the airport. The display unit is programmed to contain flight information for the traveler and the display unit is removably coupled to the wrist band when the display unit is programmed. The display unit displays indicia comprising the pertinent flight information for the traveler. Moreover, the display unit is in wireless communication with a communication network in the airport to receive updates to the pertinent flight information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Luisa Capasso, Tyler Capasso
  • Patent number: 10996061
    Abstract: An apparatus including a processor and memory having computer program code, the memory and computer program code configured to, with the processor, enable the apparatus at least to: use a classification model to identify one or more anomalies between a monitored trajectory of a vehicle through a road network and predefined map data for the road network which are likely caused by errors in the predefined map data; and provide details of the one or more identified anomalies for use in obtaining additional data for the specific locations on the road network corresponding to the one or more identified anomalies in order to correct the errors in the predefined map data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Tadej Stajner, Olivier Dousse, Daniel Seyde, Dmitry Skripin
  • Patent number: 10989550
    Abstract: A driving control method of a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) includes: determining whether an exhaust gas restricted area is present one a driving route; determining whether the HEV is possible to drive through the entire exhaust gas restricted area under a first-mode of driving in which only an electric motor of the HEV drives the HEV when the exhaust gas restricted area is present; calculating a charging route when the HEV is not possible to travel through the entire gas restricted area under the first-mode of driving; determining a possibility of traveling through the entire gas restricted area under the first-mode of driving before entering the calculated charging route; and calculating a bypass route based on determination that traveling the entire exhaust gas restricted area under the first-mode of driving is not possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jung Min Cha, Joon Young Park
  • Patent number: 10989553
    Abstract: Provided herein is a method for establishing the likelihood of a user traversing each of a plurality of paths through a network of roads. Methods may include: determining a location and direction of travel within a road network; determining a first road segment corresponding to the determined location and direction; determining a first set of available road segments at an end of the first road segment corresponding to the determined location in the direction of the determined direction of travel, where each available road segment of the first set has a first end proximate the end of the first road segment and a second end, between which the respective road segment extends; and calculating a probability for each available road segment of the first set of available road segments at the end of the first road segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Dongwook Jang, Gavril Giurgiu
  • Patent number: 10991138
    Abstract: An on-board virtual reality system is provided for use on-board a vehicle during a trip. The system includes a user input unit, a trip information input unit, a display unit, and a processing unit. The user input unit is configured to receive user input associated with a particular user. The trip information input unit is configured to acquire trip information corresponding to the trip. The display unit is configured to provide a virtual reality display to the user. The processing unit is configured to acquire the user input from the user input unit, acquire the trip information from the trip information input unit, generate a virtual reality display using the user input and the trip information, with the virtual reality display tailored for the particular user, and provide the virtual reality display to the particular user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Cynthia Anne Vandewall, Andrew LeTourneau, Ivan Thomas Klus, Jiakang Qi, Ming Tang, Blake Lane
  • Patent number: 10992731
    Abstract: An object is to obtain a ground device capable of reducing a communication time of train information from an onboard device to the ground device. A ground device, which is capable of communicating with an onboard device and acquiring unreceived data from the onboard device by difference downloading or batch downloading, includes a difference-communication determiner to determine whether to acquire the unreceived data from the onboard device by difference downloading or to acquire all data to be acquired from the onboard device including the unreceived data by batch downloading. The difference-communication determiner includes a communication-time evaluator to evaluate a total communication time when data in a specified period is acquired by the batch downloading and that by the difference downloading, and a communication switch to output a download instruction based on a result of evaluation by the communication-time evaluator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Goichi Ariyoshi, Yoshiko Kawamura, Hiromi Goda
  • Patent number: 10982963
    Abstract: A method involves utilizing a geo-locator service and zone servers to reduce server resource requirements for determining high quality solutions to routing problems. The use of a geo-locator service and zone servers enables the use of servers having less memory which can handle determination of high quality solutions to routing problems involving locations spanning a smaller geographic area even if they are incapable of handling determination of high quality solutions to routing problems involving locations spanning a larger geographic area, and enables efficient assignment of requests to an appropriate server without unduly burdening high value servers having sufficient memory to handle determination of high quality solutions to routing problems involving locations spanning a very large geographic area with determination of high quality solutions to routing problems involving locations spanning a smaller geographic area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Salesforce.com, Inc.
    Inventors: John Brian Stewart, Dinesh Premalal Weerapurage, Timothy Alan Carnes, Christopher Sebastian Groer, Lahiru Sandakith Pileththuwasan Gallege, Chenlu Lou
  • Patent number: 10976167
    Abstract: A method involves utilizing a geo-locator service and zone servers to reduce server resource requirements for determining high quality solutions to routing problems. The use of a geo-locator service and zone servers enables the use of servers having less memory which can handle determination of high quality solutions to routing problems involving locations spanning a smaller geographic area even if they are incapable of handling determination of high quality solutions to routing problems involving locations spanning a larger geographic area, and enables efficient assignment of requests to an appropriate server without unduly burdening high value servers having sufficient memory to handle determination of high quality solutions to routing problems involving locations spanning a very large geographic area with determination of high quality solutions to routing problems involving locations spanning a smaller geographic area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Salesforce.com, Inc.
    Inventors: John Brian Stewart, Dinesh Premalal Weerapurage, Timothy Alan Carnes, Christopher Sebastian Groer, Lahiru Sandakith Pileththuwasan Gallege, Chenlu Lou
  • Patent number: 10976165
    Abstract: A method involves utilizing a geo-locator service and zone servers to reduce server resource requirements for determining high quality solutions to routing problems. The use of a geo-locator service and zone servers enables the use of servers having less memory which can handle determination of high quality solutions to routing problems involving locations spanning a smaller geographic area even if they are incapable of handling determination of high quality solutions to routing problems involving locations spanning a larger geographic area, and enables efficient assignment of requests to an appropriate server without unduly burdening high value servers having sufficient memory to handle determination of high quality solutions to routing problems involving locations spanning a very large geographic area with determination of high quality solutions to routing problems involving locations spanning a smaller geographic area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Salesforce.com, Inc.
    Inventors: John Brian Stewart, Dinesh Premalal Weerapurage, Timothy Alan Carnes, Christopher Sebastian Groer, Lahiru Sandakith Pileththuwasan Gallege, Chenlu Lou
  • Patent number: 10976178
    Abstract: Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems and methods for interaction between a user and a machine. In one implementation, machine status information for the machine is received at a dedicated machine component. The machine status information is published onto a distributed node system network of the machine. The machine status information is ingested at a primary interface controller, and an interactive user interface is generated using the primary interface controller. The interactive user interface is generated based on the machine status information. In some implementations, input is received from the user at the primary interface controller through the interactive user interface, and a corresponding action is delegated to one or more subsystems of the machine using the distributed node system network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Patrick S. Piemonte, Jason D. Gosnell, Kjell F. Bronder, Daniel De Rocha Rosario, Shaun D. Budhram, Scott Herz
  • Patent number: 10977865
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described herein for allowing a user in a vehicle to view at least one AR image of a portion of the vehicle's surroundings. At least one real world camera may be used to obtain at least one real world image of the portion of the vehicle's surroundings and at least one display may be used to display the at least one AR image to the user. Location, orientation and field of view data for the at least one real world camera is obtained and a virtual world camera having similar characteristics is generated to obtain at least one virtual world image of a portion of the virtual world data that corresponds to the real world data. The at least one AR image is generated by combining the at least one virtual and real world images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventor: Seyed-Nima Yasrebi
  • Patent number: 10976166
    Abstract: A method involves utilizing a geo-locator service and zone servers to reduce server resource requirements for determining high quality solutions to routing problems. The use of a geo-locator service and zone servers enables the use of servers having less memory which can handle determination of high quality solutions to routing problems involving locations spanning a smaller geographic area even if they are incapable of handling determination of high quality solutions to routing problems involving locations spanning a larger geographic area, and enables efficient assignment of requests to an appropriate server without unduly burdening high value servers having sufficient memory to handle determination of high quality solutions to routing problems involving locations spanning a very large geographic area with determination of high quality solutions to routing problems involving locations spanning a smaller geographic area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Salesforce.com, Inc.
    Inventors: John Brian Stewart, Dinesh Premalal Weerapurage, Timothy Alan Carnes, Christopher Sebastian Groer, Lahiru Sandakith Pileththuwasan Gallege, Chenlu Lou
  • Patent number: 10970903
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method may include displaying vehicle environment awareness. In some embodiments, a visualization system may display an abstract representation of a vehicle's physical environment via a mobile device and/or a device embedded in the vehicle. For example, the visualization may use a voxel grid to represent the environment and may alter characteristics of shapes in the grid to increase their visual prominence when the sensors of the vehicle detect that an object is occupying the space represented by the shapes. In some embodiments, the visualization may gradually increase and reduce the visual prominence of shapes in the grid to create a soothing wave effect. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Lyft, Inc.
    Inventors: Han Han Xue, Jisi Guo, Katherine Marisa Dill, Johan Ulrich Lewin Jessen, Audrey Liu, Oleg Vadim Panichev, Robert Earl Rasmusson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10958341
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods for providing geolocation services in a mobile-based crowdsourcing platform. More specifically, the system of the present invention includes a plurality of remote mobile devices and a visible light communication (VLC) enabled lighting system configured to communicate and exchange data with a cloud-based service, such as a crowdsourcing platform. The crowdsourcing platform generally provides a geolocation service based on the crowdsourcing, or polling, of users of the mobile devices, in addition to VLC data captured by the VLC-enabled lighting system, so as to determine location and movement of the users within a specific environment. The system is further configured to automatically render a floor plan or layout of a location based on the user data and VLC data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Abdullah Daoud, B. Eric Graham
  • Patent number: 10948305
    Abstract: A tangible, non-transitory machine-readable medium includes machine-readable instructions that, when executed by one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to receive a plurality of data inputs from one or more databases, determine a plurality of geofences based at least in part on the plurality of data inputs, and determine a plurality of scores based at least in part on the plurality of data inputs. Each score of the plurality of scores is associated with a geofence of the plurality of geofences. The machine readable instructions, when executed by the one or more processors, also cause the one or more processors to generate a model comprising the plurality of geofences and the plurality of scores, and to output a driving route based at least in part on the plurality of geofences and the plurality of scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: United States Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventor: Shane Michael Steinert
  • Patent number: 10928996
    Abstract: A texting or messaging application may automatically insert relevant address or location information into the message as the user is typing the message, or shortly thereafter. A menu of selectable addresses or place names may also be presented to the user for insertion into the message as the user is typing the message. Such insertion may be based on a place name typed by the user or a type or category of place typed by the user in the message. Such relevant location information may instead be inserted automatically by the system on the recipient's device when the recipient receives the message. The system may also automatically generate and send a selectable calendar item including the address, date and time and attendees, based on information extracted from the message and previous relevant messages, as the message is being typed or upon sending the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: Brandon Ly Baunach, Jeremiah James Baunach
  • Patent number: 10928217
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a method and apparatus for displaying navigation routes. The method includes: receiving, from a navigation server, at least two navigation routes from a navigation starting point to a navigation destination; determining a current navigation route from the navigation routes according to selection by a user, and assigning remaining routes as backup navigation routes; and displaying, in a navigation map, the current navigation route in a first mode and displaying the backup navigation routes in a second mode different from the first mode. In the embodiments of the present disclosure, by using the technical solution, the user may clearly and conveniently distinguish the current navigation route from the backup navigation routes, thereby improving the user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ge Yang, Xin Zhang, Chen Chen, Junfei Bu, Yang Wang
  • Patent number: 10921141
    Abstract: In embodiments, an apparatus for providing wireless connectivity based routing for a vehicle may include a user interface to receive one or more wireless connectivity preferences and a navigation request from a user and to display a recommended route to a destination for the user, the recommended route to meet the one or more wireless connectivity preferences while the vehicle follows the recommended route to the destination. The apparatus may further include a local database to store geotagged wireless connectivity data for various geolocations, collected by one or more geotagged wireless connectivity scanners of the vehicle, and a route determination engine coupled to the user interface and to the local database to determine the recommended route, wherein the user interface, the local database and the route determination engine are disposed in the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Arjun R. Shetty, Shrinidhi Ramachandra, Anikethan R. V
  • Patent number: 10921132
    Abstract: A method and server for determining the current location of a person of interest (POI) is provided. The server receives a first indication that a first searcher has identified a POI and requests first route information from the first searcher. Upon receiving the first route information from the first searcher, the server determines if second route information relating to the person of interest has been received from a second searcher. If so, the server determines a search area for the person of interest based at least in part upon the first route information and the second route information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Melanie King, Shervin Sabripour, Craig Siddoway, Goktug Duman
  • Patent number: 10916077
    Abstract: In one embodiment, one or more first data items associated with a planned trip of a user riding in an autonomous driving vehicle (ADV) are displayed on a display device within the ADV. Each of the first data items is associated with a user selectable option to indicate whether the user wishes or allows the ADV to store each of the first data items in a persistent storage device. User inputs are received via a user interface such as touch screen of the display device, including a first selection indicating that the user wishes to store a first subset of the first data items. In response to the first selection, the first subset of the data items is stored in the persistent storage device of the ADV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventors: Liangliang Zhang, Dong Li, Jiangtao Hu, Jiaming Tao, Yifei Jiang, Qi Luo
  • Patent number: 10915914
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to incentivize travel along specific road segments. Methods may include: receiving map data for a network of roads, where the map data includes data representing road segments within the network of roads; identifying road segments within the network of roads for which updated map data is needed; receiving an indication of generation of a route from an origin to a destination, where an alternative route is available that traverses at least one road segment for which updated map data is needed; generating an incentive for a user associated with the route that traverses at least one road segment for which updated map data is needed; providing an indication of the incentive to the user; and receiving probe data from a vehicle associated with the user having traversed the at least one road segment for which updated map data is needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventor: Anirudh Viswanathan
  • Patent number: 10915103
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for capturing a traffic lane. A traffic lane data set is evaluated to capture an abrupt change of the traffic lane. The traffic lane data set is divided into a new traffic lane data set that represents a new traffic lane boundary and an old traffic lane data set that represents an old traffic lane boundary. A difference data set is determined between the old traffic lane data set and the new traffic lane data set. The difference data set is added to the new traffic lane data set to form a resulting data set, wherein the difference data set is weighted with a plurality of weighting factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andreas Meyer, Guido Weitkus, Patrick Glet, Benjamin Maus, Manuel Merz
  • Patent number: 10915755
    Abstract: A method of detecting a change in a scene between images that capture a scene at different times, the images comprising reference images and a query image, the method includes reconstructing the query image using a reconstruction model, the reconstruction model being based on the reference images and detecting a change in the scene by comparing the query image with the reconstructed query image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Geoffrey Richard Taylor
  • Patent number: 10915106
    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: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventor: Noah Zych
  • Patent number: 10901085
    Abstract: A method of controlling a mobile platform includes measuring a distance between the mobile platform and an object at each of a plurality of positions of the mobile platform, and determining a position of the object based on results of measuring the distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jiebin Xie
  • Patent number: 10899385
    Abstract: A trailer maneuvering guidance system for a vehicle includes vehicle-based cameras disposed at a vehicle and a trailer camera disposed at a rear portion of a trailer hitched to the vehicle. A control includes a processor that processes image data captured by the cameras. A display screen is disposed in the vehicle and viewable by a driver of the vehicle. The display screen displays images derived from captured image data, with the displayed images including bird's-eye view images of a region at least partially surrounding the vehicle and trailer including an area rearward of the trailer. Responsive to a user input selecting a target path in the displayed images, the control, via processing of captured image data, generates instructions for the driver of the vehicle to follow to maneuver the vehicle and trailer along the selected target path and toward a target location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jyothi P. Gali, Clarence P. McElroy, Timothy M. Phillips, Theodore J. Church
  • Patent number: 10896217
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, for providing map data that causes a user device to display a map of an area that includes a physical entity location and a access locations for the physical entity, wherein the physical entity location is indicated by an icon of a first type and each access location is indicated by an icon of a second type that is different from the icon of the first type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Haroon Baig
  • Patent number: 10883842
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for searching for a route. The systems may perform the methods to obtain route information of a first route; encode the route information of the first route into a first code based on a target model; access a target database in at least one storage medium, wherein the target database includes a plurality of candidate codes encoded through the target model from a plurality of candidate routes; identify, from the plurality of candidate codes, a second code based on the first code, the second code being associated with at least one second route; and send information associated with the at least one second route to a receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING DIDI INFINITY TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhou Ye, Yu Wang, Dan Shao
  • Patent number: 10876847
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for recommending a route for a request. The system may perform the methods to receive a request from a terminal, wherein the request may include a departure location and a destination; determine a Generative Adversarial Network (GAN) model; determine at least one recommended route that travels from the departure location to the destination based on the GAN model; and transmit the at least one recommended route to be displayed on the terminal in response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING DIDI INFINITY TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zheng Wang, Ziteng Wang, Xiaowei Zhong
  • Patent number: 10880694
    Abstract: A service assistance device includes an acquirer configured to acquire position information associated with each of a plurality of users and movement direction information associated with each of the plurality of users; a group former configured to group some or all of the plurality of users on the basis of the position information and the movement direction information; and a service specifier configured to specify a service for the users on the basis of attributes of the users included in the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naotoshi Fujimoto, Yo Ito, Seiichi Yamamoto, Susumu Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 10877999
    Abstract: Systems and methods for assigning personalities to autonomous vehicles are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed comprising receiving data from an autonomous vehicle; generating a vector representing the autonomous vehicle based on the data; classifying the vector into one or more personalities; receiving a search query from a user; identifying one or more autonomous vehicles responsive to the search query based on personalities assigned to the one or more autonomous vehicles, the one or more autonomous vehicles including the autonomous vehicle; and transmitting the one or more autonomous vehicles to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Richard Noel Bielby
  • Patent number: 10843625
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and system of historical reaction based driver advanced assistance. In this method, a combination of external environment to a vehicle on which the advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) is mounted fetched by forward looking cameras is combined with rear looking camera for internal environment or driver state, is generated. The generated combination is utilized to analyze is there is any critical situation that is upcoming. For providing feedback for such situation, processor within the ADAS transmits the current combination situation to a remote server that stores historical feedback and driver reactions for various combination of situations. For the current combination situation, a historical combination situation is fetched and corresponding feedbacks analyzed and an ideal feedback, that has comparatively least number of negative driver reactions, is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: THE HI-TECH ROBOTIC SYSTEMZ LTD
    Inventors: Anuj Kapuria, Ritukar Vijay
  • Patent number: 10845202
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle may access portions of a map to maneuver a roadway. The map may be split into one or more levels that represent different regions in space. For example, an overpass may be represented by one level while the road below the overpass may be on a separate level. A vehicle traveling on a particular level may use map data that is associated with that level. Furthermore, if the vehicle travels through a warp zone, it may transition from the current level to a destination level and thus begin to use map data associated with the destination level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Paul Urmson, Michael Steven Montemerlo, Andrew Hughes Chatham, Daniel Trawick Egnor
  • Patent number: 10845204
    Abstract: If it is determined that, at a target exit of a roundabout that exists in a target route, a travel restricting event that restricts passing of a vehicle through the target exit has occurred on the basis of a peripheral travel environment detected by a peripheral environment detection unit, a route calculation device of the vehicle adds one circulation or a part of the circulation in the roundabout to the target route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Matsunaga, Masaaki Nagashima, Takeru Goto, Hirokiyo Kasahara, Yoshimitsu Murahashi, Takumi Machida, Toshiaki Takano
  • Patent number: 10847037
    Abstract: A fleet manager may communicate desired driving behavior, including maximum speed, desired route, areas to avoid, and other information to operators of vehicles in the fleet. The communication may be via an application on a mobile device, vehicle computer, or other device associated with each driver or vehicle. In operation, an administrator, such as, for example, a fleet manager, may communicate instructions to one or more vehicles, for example a vehicle of a fleet of vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SPEEDGAUGE, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Hubbard, Christopher A. Kantarjiev
  • Patent number: 10836394
    Abstract: An apparatus for lane change control for a vehicle may include: a determination device to determine lane change conditions for a first vehicle and a second vehicle, which are each travelling in a target lane to which a host vehicle performs a lance change; and a controller to perform the lane change control for the host vehicle when both the lane change conditions for the first and second vehicles are met. In particular, the first vehicle is located behind the host vehicle, and the second vehicle is located in front of the host vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hoi Won Kim, Jae Yong Jeon, Beom Jun Kim, Dong Eon Oh, Chan Il Park, Jin Su Jeong, Doo Jin Um
  • Patent number: 10830597
    Abstract: A user input that includes a final destination and one or more user criteria is received. One or more available paths that satisfy the one or more user criteria are determined by utilizing mapping data. The one or more available paths are displayed within an electronic device. A user selection of a desired path of the one or more available paths is displayed. The user-selected desired path is displayed within a user interface. Traffic data and user data are monitored. A routing event is detected based on monitoring the traffic data and the user data. One or more new paths that satisfy the criteria are generated, based on the monitored traffic data and user data. A user is prompted to select one of the one or more generated new paths. A user selection of at least one of the one or more generated new paths is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Theresa Hans, Ann Novelli, Christopher Robbins
  • Patent number: 10830594
    Abstract: A method of updating navigational map data with missed attributes via polyline geometry matching includes obtaining first and second navigational map data sets. Chains are built of original road elements of the first navigational map data and chains are built of original road elements of the second navigational map data set. A spatial index of the chains is created. A set of chain candidates that are within a predetermined distance of each other is created according to the spatial index. The size of the set of chain candidates is reduced utilizing an angle filter. Each remaining chain candidate of the reduced set of chain candidates is ranked and the chain candidate having a best ranking is selected as the best candidate chain. The first navigational map data set is updated utilizing attributes from the best candidate chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignees: MITAC INTERNATIONAL CORP., MiTAC Research (Shanghai) Ltd.
    Inventors: Juhang Kuo, Ilya Krukov, Ilya Antonenko
  • Patent number: 10829154
    Abstract: A method for operating a vehicle, the vehicle receiving a digital map of a parking lot and at least one target position on the parking lot via a communication network, the vehicle navigating autonomously in the parking lot to the target position on the basis of the digital map, and the vehicle autonomously parking at the target position. A device for operating a vehicle, a vehicle, a server and a computer program are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Albrecht Irion, Hans-Joerg Mathony, Rolf Nicodemus, Stefan Hoffmann, Stefan Nordbruch, Holger Mielenz
  • Patent number: 10830596
    Abstract: A method and system for generating an expected speed of travel along one or more navigable elements of a navigable network within a geographic area, each navigable element being represented by a segment of an electronic map. The method comprising obtaining positional data relating to the movement of a plurality of devices along a navigable element represented by a segment of the electronic map. The positional data is used to determine a first mean speed of travel and a second mean speed of travel for the segment, and an expected speed of travel is determined for the segment as a value between the first mean speed of travel and the second mean speed of travel determined based on a congestion parameter for the segment. Data indicative of the determined expected speed of travel is then associated with the segment in the electronic map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: TOMTOM TRAFFIC, B.V.
    Inventors: Peter Mieth, Gregor Wuensch, Jan-Philipp Kappmeier, Rene Beier