Topography (e.g., Land Mapping) Patents (Class 702/5)
  • Patent number: 11360224
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for identifying features of a subsurface region, including: obtaining an initial physical property model and survey data for the subsurface region; identifying a current model to be the initial physical property model; and executing one or more iterations of: generating synthetic data and forward wavefields with the current model and the survey data by forward modeling with forward wave equations representing isotropic wave-mode-independent attenuation; generating adjoint wavefields with the synthetic data and the survey data by adjoint modeling with adjoint wave equations representing isotropic wave-mode-independent attenuation; computing an objective function gradient with the forward wavefields and the adjoint wavefields by solving gradient equations with the corresponding wave equations representing isotropic wave-mode-independent attenuation; computing a search direction of the objective function; searching for a possible improved model along the search direction; and updating the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Sirui Tan, John E. Anderson, Sunwoong Lee
  • Patent number: 11321941
    Abstract: A method for predicting crop yield of an agricultural field may include steps of applying a pre-season model to provide a pre-season model crop yield prediction, applying an in-season model to provide an in-season model crop yield prediction, applying a statistical imagery model to provide a statistical imagery model crop yield prediction, applying a histogram-based image model to provide a histogram-based image model crop yield prediction, applying crop-specific models to provide at least one crop-specific model crop yield prediction, and combining at a computing system crop yield predictions from a plurality of models within a set comprising the pre-season model, the in-season model, the statistical imagery model, the histogram-based image model, and the crop-specific models, to produce a final crop yield prediction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Farmers Edge Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob Walker Bengtson, Chad Richard Bryant, Changchi Xian, Charles Cuell, Keilan Scholten, Fatema Tuz Zohra
  • Patent number: 11301907
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method comprising obtaining, by a processing system including a processor, device design information for a device depicted in media content; obtaining a first image for inclusion in a depiction of the device; and obtaining display information regarding an apparent size and orientation of a display of the depicted device. The processing system adjusts the first image in accordance with the device design information and the display information, and inserts the adjusted first image into the media content, thereby generating a second image comprising the display of the depicted device with the adjusted first image shown on the display. The method also includes altering the adjusted first image in accordance with changes in the apparent size or orientation of the display of the depicted device, and delivering the second image to a user device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Shantanu Deo, Jeffrey Dixon, Vaibhav Gandhi, Zhengfei Rui
  • Patent number: 11297768
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to agricultural devices, system, and methods, particularly for detecting and measuring plant stalks during harvest. The system may comprise a harvesting row unit, with a camera, a processing unit, and an in-cab display. The system may additionally include a stalk alignment guide, a leaf shield, an artificial light source, and/or a lens cleaning apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Ag Leader Technology
    Inventors: Rhett Schildroth, Roger Zielke, Barry Anderson, Scott Eichhorn, Tony Woodcock, Vahid Ellig
  • Patent number: 11287269
    Abstract: Provided herein is a system comprising: one or more processors; and a memory storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, causes the system to perform: generating a projection of a map having an origin; determining distortion factors of the map relative to distances from the origin; determining a distance from a vehicle to the origin; determining a reading from a sensor of the vehicle; and adjusting the reading to coordinates of the map based on a distortion factor corresponding to the distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Pony AI Inc.
    Inventor: Piaoyang Cui
  • Patent number: 11288305
    Abstract: A method for producing a geospatial sitemap for a property includes obtaining a sitemap of the property. Within the sitemap, regions that represent buildings and internal roads are identified. Associated with each region in the sitemap that represents a building is geospatial metadata for the property that provides geospatial information pertaining to the region and addressing information that pertains to the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventor: Anuja Dilip Pundlik
  • Patent number: 11259462
    Abstract: Systems and methods for geospatial yield mapping by managing and modeling a system-based delay between crop location and crop sensing. The system stores a plurality of yield rate values indicative of crop yield detected by a sensor and a plurality of geospatial location values as time sequence data sets. The system then maps a yield rate value to a geospatial location value by determining an offset indicative of a total delay time from when the crop is cut from the field to when the crop is detected by the yield sensor. In some implementations, the delay value is determined as an integer multiple of a defined sampling frequency and is determined as a sum of a plurality of delay component values each indicative of a portion of the total delay time associated with a different one of a plurality of component systems of the crop harvester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventor: Sebastian Blank
  • Patent number: 11238356
    Abstract: A system and method for generating synthetic streamflow data for a malfunctioning streamgage is provided. The method uses both classification and regression techniques to accurately predict streamflow data for the malfunctioning streamgage based on measured streamflow data from other streamgages and based on correlations between the streamgages. The system and method may also provide a method of improved flood forecasting, by updating flood forecasts using synthetic streamflow data when measured streamflow data from one or more streamgages are unavailable. The system may generate flood forecast information and/or flood warning messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: University of Alaska Fairbanks
    Inventor: Timothy R. Petty
  • Patent number: 11232150
    Abstract: The method for determining a geographic identifier including: determining a location description; determining parcel data; determining a georeferenced image based on the location description; generating a set of image features using the georeferenced image; optionally determining a built structure class; identifying a location of interest within the georeferenced image based on the set of features; determining a geographic identifier associated with the location of interest based on the image georeference; associating the geographic identifier with the location description; optionally returning the geographic identifier in response to the location description comprising an address; and optionally returning an address in response to the location description comprising a geographic coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Cape Analytics, Inc.
    Inventors: Giacomo Vianello, Matthieu Portail
  • Patent number: 11219155
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring an agricultural implement. The system includes a monitor device, a communication module and a display device. The monitor device is in electrical communication with a plurality of sensors monitoring the operation of agricultural implement. The implement sensors generate “as-applied” data. The as-applied data is processed and transmitted to a display device via a communication module. The display device renders maps representing the as-applied data. The generated maps may be accessed and displayed as map overlays on a display device with a common view characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: The Climate Corporation
    Inventors: Justin Koch, Doug Sauder, Tim Sauder, Jakob Stuber
  • Patent number: 11221292
    Abstract: A method for locating human remains in a clandestine or undocumented burial includes providing a spectroscopy assembly including a spectroscopy probe with a distal end to a location that may include human remains, wherein the spectroscopy assembly is configured to identify whether a salt of a fatty acid is present based on overtone wavelengths of the salt of the fatty acid; inserting the distal end of the spectroscopy probe into a testing spot at the location that may include human remains; and analyzing, with the spectroscopy assembly and after the step of inserting, whether the salt of the fatty acid having the overtone wavelengths is present in the location that may include human remains. The step of analyzing may include near-infrared spectroscopy, and the overtone wavelengths may be characterized by an absorption band contour extending from about 1670 nm to about 1800 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: The University of Akron
    Inventors: Afrin Lopa, David Perry, Timothy Matney, Linda Barrett
  • Patent number: 11204442
    Abstract: A method for performing a field operation of a field. The method includes obtaining, for each cell in a data volume, a permeability measure to represent fluid passing ability in a corresponding location in the field, generating neighboring cell combinations based on each neighboring cell combination including a connected portion of the cells, and the permeability measure for each cell in the connected portion satisfying a pre-determined threshold, selecting, from the neighboring cell combinations and based at least on the permeability measure, a selected neighboring cell combination having an optimal combined free advection measure, wherein the selected neighboring cell combination corresponds to an advection candidate region of the field, generating an equivalent thermal conductivity for the advection candidate region, and performing, based at least on the equivalent thermal conductivity, a basin modeling of the field to generate a modeling result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Christian Vogt, Adrian Kleine
  • Patent number: 11200788
    Abstract: Hazard-resultant effects to land and buildings are predicted based on various inputs. Hazards may include any appropriate type of hazard (e.g., flood, wildfire, climate-related hazards, or the like). Inputs may include the likelihood that that a specific type of hazard may occur for various scenarios, terrestrial boundaries, property boundaries, census geographies, or the like. Relationships between the inputs are determined and used to quantify parameters pertaining to a specific type of hazard. For example, the depth of flood water may be predicted for a particular terrestrial boundary, a city or town, or a building, for specific climate scenarios. A risk likelihood of the quantified parameter may be determined for a particular period of time and environment. For example, flooding to a building may be determined, broken down by depth threshold and year of annual risk for specific climate scenarios. Economic loss also may be predicted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: 1st Street Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Eby, Edward Kearns, Michael Amodeo, Jeremy Porter, Neil Freeman, Steven McAlpine
  • Patent number: 11182393
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and a computer program product for data analysis using a plurality of map data is provided. The present invention may include generating recommendation data from a plurality of corpus data. The present invention may include receiving a user region corresponding to a geographic area. The present invention may include determining a plurality of nouns from the recommendation data. The present invention may include presenting the plurality of nouns to a user. The present invention may include receiving a plurality of predictor variables. The present invention may include determining a plurality of target variables based on the predictor variables. The present invention may include determining a weight for each predictor variable based on the plurality of target variables. The present invention may include presenting the plurality of predictor variables and the weight of each predictor variable to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Emiko Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 11181516
    Abstract: Methods and systems for analyzing a field. The methods and systems acquire a thermal image indicative of thermal energy emitted by the soil and/or plants in the field and process the thermal image to assess variations in certain characteristics of the soil and/or plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Airscout Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Harold Sutton
  • Patent number: 11182521
    Abstract: Subfield moisture model improvement in generating overland flow modeling using shallow water calculations and kinematic wave calculations is disclosed. In an embodiment, a computer-implemented data processing method comprises: receiving precipitation data and infiltration data for an agricultural field; obtaining surface water depth data, surface water velocity data, and surface water discharge data for the same agricultural field; determining subfield geometry data for the agricultural field; executing a plurality of water calculations and wave calculations using the subfield geometry data to generate an overland flow model that includes moisture levels for the agricultural field; based on, at least in part, the overland flow model, generating and causing displaying a visual graphical image of the agricultural field comprising a plurality of color pixels having color values corresponding to the moisture levels determined for the agricultural field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: THE CLIMATE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Asra Nizami, Jennifer Holt, Robert Ewing, Steven De Gryze, John Gates, Harish Sangireddy, John Browning Burdick, Michael S. Byrns
  • Patent number: 11161010
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to navigating, viewing, and sharing activity and workout data and interacting with workout and/or activity applications. In some examples, scrolling of activity data is based on the content being displayed. In some examples, friends' activity data may be viewed. In some examples, a notification and workout data for a friend's completed workout is received and displayed. In some example, the activity data received from friends is viewed and managed. In some examples, workout data for a multi-segment workout is displayed in a three-dimensional stack on a map. In some examples, a workout application operates in a limited mode until a touch input is received with a characteristic intensity that is greater than a threshold intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Aled Hywel Williams, David Chance Graham, Christopher Wilson
  • Patent number: 11147256
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for monitoring disease vectors is disclosed. A vector sensor obtains vector data relating to disease vectors in a monitored area. An environmental data obtaining component obtains environmental data relating to the monitored area. Based on at least one of the vector data and the environmental data, a population characteristic component may estimate or determine a vector population characteristic associated with the monitored area. A structural data obtaining component may obtain structural data relating to the monitored area. A vector travel estimation component may estimate or determine a vector travel characteristic. The vector characteristic may be indicative of predicted disease vector movement from outdoors to indoors in the monitored area and may allow for or facilitate a vector control action based at least partially on the vector travel characteristic. A device and a system for monitoring disease vectors are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gciniwe Simphiwe Dlamini, Darlington Shingirirai Mapiye, James Mashiyane
  • Patent number: 11148007
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to navigating, viewing, and sharing activity and workout data and interacting with workout and/or activity applications. In some examples, scrolling of activity data is based on the content being displayed. In some examples, friends' activity data may be viewed. In some examples, a notification and workout data for a friend's completed workout is received and displayed. In some example, the activity data received from friends is viewed and managed. In some examples, workout data for a multi-segment workout is displayed in a three-dimensional stack on a map. In some examples, a workout application operates in a limited mode until a touch input is received with a characteristic intensity that is greater than a threshold intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Aled Hywel Williams, David Chance Graham, Christopher Wilson
  • Patent number: 11138373
    Abstract: A method and system for determining a location of origin and a time period in which a document was written is disclosed. A text is received and a set of linguistic characteristics for the text are identified. A set of possible locations and time periods for the text are determined based on the set of linguistic characteristics. A set of reference documents are used to determine a proximity rating for the text based upon a determination of how close the text is to the reference documents. The potential locations and time periods are ranked and returned for presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Corville O. Allen, Roberto DeLima, Andrew R. Freed, Robert L. Nielsen
  • Patent number: 11107025
    Abstract: The present invention generates multiple models of water events based on various modeling processes input data. It can generate analytics of water events and integrating water models for displays. The present invention further produces derivatives, tools, and informational services for flood risk assessment; flood determination; and insurance rating. The present invention integrates and maintains all relevant inputs in one system for modeling water events at a given location in a timely fashion. The input datasets include water events' extent, flooded areas, floodplain, inundated areas and measurement of water condition. The datasets may include other data, such as, terrain elevation data, land use land cover data, soil conductivity, water gauge measurements and hydrologic regression equations for calculating flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: STREAM METHODS, Inc.
    Inventors: John Sun, Janghwoan Choi
  • Patent number: 11068842
    Abstract: A system and method is presented for gathering data concerning harvests. Data tickets are generated when the harvest is received at a point of origination (i.e., the field), local storage, processing, or a customer location. Data tickets can be manually generated using apps running on mobile devices. Users of the mobile devices input the data tickets when harvest is received at these locations. Data tickets are transmitted to a remote server over a wide area network. Analysis of the data tickets is possible through a web interface to the remote server. Beacons that identify various equipment or locations can be used to trigger the automatic generation of data tickets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Conservis Corp.
    Inventors: Patrick P. Christie, Michael Borman
  • Patent number: 11047793
    Abstract: A signal processing apparatus, method, and program that enable growth conditions of vegetation to be easily confirmed are disclosed. An NDVI relative value calculation provides a relative value to an average of a vegetation index indicative of growth conditions of grass, on the basis of a sensing image. An image indicative of the growth conditions of an inspection object can be displayed on the basis of the relative value. Further, an NDVI average calculation section calculates an NDVI average obtained by averaging normalized difference vegetation indexes NDVI indicative of the growth conditions of the grass in the entire grass, and a correlation coefficient calculation section calculates a correlation coefficient that matches the NDVI average with a predetermined NDVI specified value. The NDVI relative value calculation applies the correlation coefficient in providing the relative value in each measurement unit in which a measurement is performed on the grass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Takahide Otani
  • Patent number: 11050979
    Abstract: An agricultural monitoring system, the agricultural monitoring system comprising: an imaging sensor, configured and operable to acquire image data at submillimetric image resolution of parts of an agricultural area in which crops grow, when the imaging sensor is airborne; a communication module, configured and operable to transmit to an external system image data content which is based on the image data acquired by the airborne imaging sensor; and a connector operable to connect the imaging sensor and the communication module to an airborne platform1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: A.A.A. TARANIS VISUAL LTD
    Inventor: Amihay Gornik
  • Patent number: 11041841
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed to downscale the resolution of a coarse-resolution soil moisture data. Coarse-resolution soil moisture data may include data cells that each represent a geographic region having at least one dimension greater than or equal to 1 km. A plurality of fine-resolution supplemental soil moisture data may be received that includes at least one of soil data, vegetation data, topography data, and climate data. The fine-resolution supplemental soil moisture data comprising data cells that each represent a geographic region having at least one dimension less than or equal to 100 meters. The coarse-resolution soil moisture data may be downscaled to fine-resolution soil moisture data using the plurality of fine-resolution supplemental soil moisture data, the fine-resolution soil moisture data comprising data cells that each represent a geographic region having at least one dimension less than 100 meters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Colorado State University Research Foundation
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Niemann
  • Patent number: 11022681
    Abstract: A system and method for rendering terrain on a display is disclosed. The system and method include a computer-implemented distance measuring system integrated in a drone to enable scanning of a terrain. The scanning may be performed from a given height. This results in the levels of the terrain which may then be rendered using a color scale. The rendering identifying the different levels may be superimposed over an image of the terrain, such as on a display, for example. By so doing, the superimposed terrain with the rendering provides the viewer of the display an enhanced view of the terrain. The system and method may be utilized when the viewer is watching the display, such as when watching golf and a player is about to putt on the putting green. The rendering may be removed once the putt is initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: OKKOLA TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Louis Caporizzo
  • Patent number: 11015993
    Abstract: A system for wirelessly monitoring the operational status of ground-engaging tools includes an attachment structure, a ground-engaging tool pivotably coupled to the attachment structure at a pivot point, and a shear pin at least partially extending through both the attachment structure and ground-engaging tool. In addition, the system includes a conductive member extending within the shear pin to form an electrical circuit therein, and a wireless circuit monitor coupled to the conductive member such that the circuit monitor is configured to detect a circuit parameter associated with the electrical circuit. Moreover, the system includes an antenna configured to receive data transmitted wirelessly from the circuit monitor that is indicative of the circuit parameter, and a controller configured to monitor the data received by the antenna and identify a change in a working condition of the shear pin based on a detected variation in the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Scott Glovier, Raul Espinosa, Michael R. Cozza
  • Patent number: 10969231
    Abstract: The present invention provides technology that updates a map such that appropriate guidance can be provided near an intersection. A map data update system updates map data on a link-by-link basis and includes a link acquisition portion that acquires an existing link which is a link indicated by existing map data and a new link which is a link indicated by new map data, and a link update portion that updates the existing link with the new link based on a shape of a portion of the existing link connected to an intersection and a shape of a portion of the new link corresponding to the existing link, the portion being connected to the intersection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Xin Jin, Hironobu Sugimoto, Shingo Kinashi, Kazuteru Maekawa, Sadahiro Koshiba, Takahiro Yamaguchi, Yuji Sato, Seiji Takahata
  • Patent number: 10955545
    Abstract: A geographic area mapping system may enable collecting, from a set of mobile devices, radio frequency data, the radio frequency data comprising information about a set of network connections in the geographic area; collecting lidar data for the geographic area; generating a mapping between the collected radio frequency data and the collected lidar data for the geographic area; and providing a visualization of the mapped radio frequency data and lidar data for the geographic area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: TeleqoTech
    Inventors: Katherine Carey Hunt, Edward Rene Sanchez Carter, Kyle Andrew Metiva
  • Patent number: 10937148
    Abstract: A system includes an aerial sensor platform including a spectral imaging device, a position sensor, and an orientation sensor and includes a ground-based sensor platform including at least one soil sensor. The system also includes a computing device with instructions that are executable by a processor to obtain spectral imaging data collected by the spectral imaging device and soil data collected by the at least one soil sensor. The spectral imaging data represents a particular field of view (based on data from the orientation sensor) of a particular geographic region (based on data from the position sensor) of a crop field and the at least one soil sensor is associated with the particular geographic region. The instructions are further executable by the processor to schedule an agricultural activity based on the spectral imaging data and the soil data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Marcio Pupin Mello
  • Patent number: 10928208
    Abstract: A method and system for generating a location identification grid and for using a location identification grid. The location identification grid can include a first geographic area that correspond to a pre-existing area. This pre-existing area can correspond to a postal code such as a zip code, a telephone code such as, an area code, or any other desired pre-existing area. The location identification grid can be subdivided into smaller geographic areas to allow more accurate identification of a location. The location identification grid can include a second geographic area. The second geographic area can be a subdivision of the first geographic area. The location identification grid can be used with signals that identify a location within a location identification grid. These signals can include a first component corresponding to the first geographic area and the second component corresponding to one or more second geographic areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: United States Postal Service
    Inventors: Clayton C. Bonnell, Neri G. Terry, Kurt J. Schulz
  • Patent number: 10929442
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system method for aligning a plurality of electronic map data, which includes the steps of obtaining an electronic map file, defining an area of interest on the electronic map file, selecting a predetermined datum and providing the electronic map file in the predetermined datum. Also disclosed is a land yield method including the steps of obtaining an electronic map, storing the electronic map in a computer readable medium, defining an area of interest on the electronic map, referring to a database to determine whether the database contains at least one restriction value, referring to a remote database to determine whether the remote database contains an additional restriction value, the additional restriction value being distinct from the at least one restriction value, combining restriction values, and determining a total value of the parcel of land based on the combined restriction values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: LAND INTELLIGENCE, INC.
    Inventors: Raymond Gore Bolton, Sean Phelan
  • Patent number: 10890667
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a cubature Kalman filtering method suitable for high-dimensional GNSS/INS deep coupling, including: S1, constructing a high-dimensional GNSS/INS deep coupling filter model; S2, generating an initialization cubature point for the constructed filter model by using standard cubature rules; S3, performing CKF filtering by using novel cubature point update rules. The present invention is suitable for high-dimensional GNSS/INS deep coupling filtering with high precision and high stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: SOUTHEAST UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Xiyuan Chen, Bingbo Cui, Wei Wang, Zhengyang Zhao, Lin Fang
  • Patent number: 10876841
    Abstract: Provided is a technique for reducing the calculation load in navigation management of a moving body within a freely navigable space. The system has a storage unit 21 for storing movement locus data showing a plurality of movement loci in which a moving body is moved in a two-dimensional or three-dimensional space in which free movement is possible; a network model management unit 11 for integrating sections approximated by the plurality of movement loci on the basis of the movement locus data, and generating a network model showing a route within the space; a navigation schedule calculation unit 13 for calculating a navigation schedule when a plurality of moving bodies planning to pass within the space navigate within that space according to the network model route; and a display processing unit 15 for outputting the calculated navigation schedule to a display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Masayoshi Mase, Yuxin Liang, Junji Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10872512
    Abstract: A pre-disaster education system may include a system controller. The controller may include a device processor; and a non-transitory computer readable medium including instructions executable by the device processor to perform the following steps: receiving location data from a personal electronic device of a user; receiving forecast data regarding a predicted disaster; making a determination of an educational message to be sent to the personal electronic device of the user, based on the location data and the forecast data; and sending the educational message to the personal electronic device of the user at a predetermined time relative to the predicted time of occurrence of the predicted disaster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Meredith Beveridge, Michael J. Maciolek, Robert Wiseman Simpson, Daniel Christopher Bitsis, Jr., Bobby Lawrence Mohs, Manfred Amann, Emily Margaret Gray, Donnette Moncrief Brown
  • Patent number: 10866101
    Abstract: A system for generating a ground truth dataset for motion planning is disclosed. The system includes sensors for data acquisition for motion planning of a vehicle, the sensors including a LiDAR; a calculating module configured to calculate LiDAR poses in response to data from the sensors and generate undistorted LiDAR scans; an extracting module configured to extract static points from a target undistorted LiDAR scan and generate a LiDAR static-scene point cloud; and a generating module configured to generate sparse image point correspondences for each pair of images, using the LiDAR static-scene point cloud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: TUSIMPLE, INC.
    Inventors: Yi Wang, Bolun Zhang, Yi Luo, Ke Xu
  • Patent number: 10867314
    Abstract: Head mounted display systems configured to facilitate the exchange of biometric information between the head mounted display system and another computing device are disclosed. The head mounted display system can comprise a virtual or augmented reality device. After displaying a consent request regarding biometric information with the head mounted display system, a response to the consent request that includes a consent indication regarding an aspect of the biometric information can be determined. After obtaining biometric information from a wearer utilizing e.g., a camera of the head mounted display, and processing the biometric information, a biometric information processing result can be generated. The result can be communicated from the head mounted display system to another computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventor: Adrian Kaehler
  • Patent number: 10817558
    Abstract: A method for producing a geospatial sitemap for a property includes obtaining a sitemap of the property. Within the sitemap, regions that represent buildings and internal roads are identified. Associated with each region in the sitemap that represents a building is geospatial metadata for the property that provides geospatial information pertaining to the region and addressing information that pertains to the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventor: Anuja Dilip Pundlik
  • Patent number: 10803096
    Abstract: System and methods are provided for parallel geospatial clustering. A link tile association is determined between one or more links and a tile of a plurality of tiles. Map matched geospatial data is acquired for the tile based on the link tile association. A family of links is generated from the one or more links. A cluster of the map matched geospatial data is identified that is at least partially associated with the family of links. The cluster is determined to be centered on a link of the family of links that originates in the tile. The cluster is assigned to the tile. The cluster is reported for aggregation with other clusters from other parallelized processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: Anton Anastassov
  • Patent number: 10792537
    Abstract: An athlete tracking system and method for tracking an athlete during training sessions. The system includes a mobile tracking device wearable around a portion of the athlete's head, and a training log server for maintaining an athlete profile that includes a training record updatable by the athlete and a training plan supplied by a coach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: FINISH TIME HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Todd Martin
  • Patent number: 10748198
    Abstract: An enterprise geospatial intelligence service oriented architecture (EGI-SOA) provides a consumer with one or more tailored products in response to either a dynamic request or a standing request by the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Great Circle Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Brent Bursey
  • Patent number: 10713842
    Abstract: A process for receiving, from a computing device, a series of captured building images by overlaying, on a capture device display, a selected graphical guide from a set of sequentially related graphical guides. The process continues by capturing, by a capture device, a building image, wherein the capturing is performed during substantial alignment of an image of a selected building object with a corresponding orientation of the selected graphical guide. The process continues by receiving acknowledgement of the building image being captured for the selected graphical guide and the selected building object. The process is repeated for a plurality of building images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: HOVER, Inc.
    Inventors: Manish Upendran, William Castillo, Ajay Mishra, Adam J. Altman
  • Patent number: 10687230
    Abstract: Systems and methods for adjusting cell site parameters are described. The systems and methods cause a map of a geographical area to be displayed, access known or stored location coordinates for antennas at a cell site that is located within the of the geographical area, and present display elements representing the antennas at first positions within the displayed map that correspond to the known location coordinates for the antennas at the cell site. In response to input received from a user, the systems and methods adjust the known location coordinates for the antennas at the cell sites to new location coordinates associated with second positions of the display elements within the displayed map. Further details are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Mueller, Shilpa Bhanot, Robert Berrier
  • Patent number: 10674942
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to user interfaces and more specifically to techniques for displaying user interfaces associated with physical activities. Exemplary user interfaces related to activity competitions are described. Exemplary user interfaces related to a friends list for activity sharing are described. Exemplary user interfaces associated with alerts presented to a user in response to automatically determining a boundary of a workout are described. Exemplary user interfaces associated with configuring a pace alert for a workout application are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Aled Hywel Williams, Gary Ian Butcher, Matthew J. Sundstrom, Molly Pray Wiebe
  • Patent number: 10664937
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for flood-risk analysis and mapping. One method includes operations for presenting, in a graphical user interface (GUI), options for calculating a flood risk map, and receiving, via the GUI, input identifying a geographical region and a weather scenario. Further, the method includes operations for dividing the geographical region into cells; calculating, utilizing a hydrological model, an inflow and an outflow of water between cells in the geographical region based on the weather scenario; and calculating, utilizing a hydraulic model, water depth in each cell based on the weather scenario and the inflow and outflow of water between cells. The flood risk map, generated based on the calculated water depth in each cell, shows the probability that each cell in the geographical region will be inundated with water under the weather scenario. The flood risk map is presented in the GUI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: ONE CONCERN, INC.
    Inventors: Ahmad Wani, Nicole Hu, Timothy Frank, Wang Zhan, Seungjin Baek, Jessica Frank
  • Patent number: 10657689
    Abstract: A method for reducing color leaking artefacts in an image formed by projection processing from a 3D point cloud comprises: receiving an input image comprising the 3D point cloud; classifying the cloud into a plurality of surface patches; projecting the patches onto a plane to form a first 2D image; processing the first 2D image, by coding, transmitting and decoding, to form a final 2D image; and providing the final 2D image as an output. Processing comprises at least one of: coding comprising independent patch processing to reduce inter-patch color leakage; coding comprising background filling of pixels between patches to reduce inter-patch color leakage; coding comprising applying a chroma down-sampling scheme, based on depth and color value, that reduces intra-patch color leakage; and decoding comprising post-filtering to detect potential intra-patch color leakage, followed by an adaptive chroma up-sampling scheme that reduces intra-patch color leakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Danillo Graziosi, Arash Vosoughi
  • Patent number: 10648828
    Abstract: A method for determining the position of a vehicle, including sensing of multiple objects in a surround field of the vehicle, detecting a sequence of the multiple sensed objects in a digital map and determining a position of the vehicle in the digital map based on a position of the detected sequence in the digital map. An apparatus for determining the position of a vehicle, as well as to a computer program are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Oliver Pink, Jan Sparbert
  • Patent number: 10628976
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a specifying unit specifying an electric facility to be an inspection target based on: information indicating positions of a plurality of electric facilities included in a line map including information indicating the positions of the plurality of electric facilities and information indicating a connection route between the electric facilities; and information indicating a position of an information processing terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Incorporated
    Inventors: Hitoshi Furuya, Kenjiro Kase, Naohiro Minamide, Shuuji Ueno, Fumio Ishige, Kouichi Onodera, Katumi Yamada, Masayuki Ichida, Keijiro Shibui, Hideo Mizuochi
  • Patent number: 10609518
    Abstract: A positioning system that combines the use of real-time location system and a robotic total station into a single, transparent hybrid positioning system to locate one or multiple targets by one or multiple users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Hallett
  • Patent number: 10602056
    Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure relate to generating optimal scanning trajectories for 3D scenes. In an example, a moveable camera may gather information about a scene. During an initial pass, an initial trajectory may be used to gather an initial dataset. In order to generate an optimal trajectory, a reconstruction of the scene may be generated based on the initial data set. Surface points and a camera position graph may be generated based on the reconstruction. A subgradient may be determined, wherein the subgradient provides an additive approximation for the marginal reward associated with each camera position node in the camera position graph. The subgradient may be used to generate an optimal trajectory based on the marginal reward of each camera position node. The optimal trajectory may then be used by to gather additional data, which may be iteratively analyzed and used to further refine and optimize subsequent trajectories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Mike Roberts, Debadeepta Dey, Sudipta Narayan Sinha, Shital Shah, Ashish Kapoor, Neel Suresh Joshi