Topography (e.g., Land Mapping) Patents (Class 702/5)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 10602124
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for providing a frame packing arrangement for the encoding/decoding of, for example, panoramic content. In one embodiment, the frame packing arrangement utilizes overlapping imaging data so as to enable, for example, a post-decode stitching operation to be performed. The frame packing arrangement may utilize a number of projection formats, such as a cubemap projection, and may utilize any number of differing aspect ratios such as, without limitation, 4×3, 3×2, 4×2, 2×4 aspect ratios. Additionally, the overlapping imaging data may be positioned within the frame packing arrangement chosen so as to improve upon coding efficiency. For example, the overlapping imaging data may be positioned within the frame packing arrangement so as to emphasize image continuity. An encoder apparatus and decoder apparatus for use with the aforementioned frame packing arrangements are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Adeel Abbas, Timothy Macmillan
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10579756
    Abstract: A simulation method of a surface water movement process in surface irrigation, comprising: acquiring surface relative elevation data, border surface roughness coefficient data and surface water infiltration rate data of a target border check; substituting surface relative elevation data, border surface roughness coefficient data and surface water infiltration rate data into improved full hydrodynamic equations, and performing numerical solution on improved full hydrodynamic equations to obtain a simulated surface water depth value and simulated values of vertical integral average velocities of an irrigation water flow in x-coordinate and y-coordinate directions of a certain measurement site in the target border check at a certain time; and obtaining simulated values of unit width discharge of the irrigation water flow in x-coordinate and y-coordinate directions, respectively according to simulated surface water depth value and simulated values of the vertical integral average velocities of the irrigation wate
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: CHINA INSTITUTE OF WATER RESOURCES AND HYDROPOWER RESEARCH
    Inventors: Di Xu, Shaohui Zhang, Meijian Bai, Yinong Li, Fuxiang Li
  • Patent number: 10553023
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a non-transitory machine-readable medium that stores a program. The program receives, from a client device, a percentage value for a set of points. The program further determines a triangulation based on the set of points. The program also determines an alpha value based on the triangulation and the percentage value. The program further determines an alpha shape based on the alpha value. The program also provides the client device the alpha shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Kai-Niklas Bastian, Hinnerk Gildhoff, Tim Grouisborn, Michael Jung
  • Patent number: 10513260
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and apparatus for judging a vehicle driving direction, a device and a computer storage medium, wherein the method for judging a vehicle driving direction comprises: obtaining a point cloud subset of the vehicle and candidate orientation angles of the vehicle; respectively determining a minimum enclosing rectangle of top view data in the point cloud subset, in the direction of each candidate orientation angle; determining energy functions corresponding to candidate orientation angles by using distribution properties of respective point clouds in the respective minimum enclosing rectangles relative to the minimum enclosing rectangles; determining the driving direction of the vehicle from the candidate orientation angles, according to the energy functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: BAIDU ONLINE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yiyuan Cheng
  • Patent number: 10492361
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and method for generating crop nutrient prescriptions utilizing a portable soil testing apparatus. The portable soil testing apparatus includes at least one soil sensor for identifying soil properties of plurality of soil samples collected within a field zone associated with a GPS location. A computing device in signal communication with the at least one soil sensor generates the crop nutrient prescription for the field zone based on the identified soil properties of the collected soil samples and may further be based on input of various agronomic factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: 360 Yield Center, LLC
    Inventors: Rhett Warren Schildroth, Ron Lloyd
  • Patent number: 10488521
    Abstract: A method of generating a ground truth dataset for motion planning is disclosed. The method includes performing data alignment, collecting data in an environment, using sensors, calculating, among other sensors, light detecting and ranging (LiDAR)'s poses, stitching multiple LiDAR scans to form a local map, refining positions in the local map based on a matching algorithm, and projecting 3D points in the local map onto corresponding images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: TUSIMPLE
    Inventors: Yi Wang, Bolun Zhang, Yi Luo, Ke Xu
  • Patent number: 10489965
    Abstract: Systems and methods for positioning and orienting a virtual camera relative to an electronic map are disclosed. The system includes a communication network, a wayfinding server, and one or more user devices. The wayfinding server includes a wayfinding storage unit for storing electronic maps. The wayfinding processor is configured for providing an electronic map to the user devices. Each user device includes a user processor operatively coupled to a user memory and is configured for: receiving the electronic map; determining a set of target objects within the electronic map; determining a desired orientation of the virtual camera; generating a point cloud collection; generating a rotation matrix; generating an oriented point cloud; generating a three-dimensional bounding shape; calculating a desired position and orientation for the virtual camera; and providing the electronic map having a view from the virtual camera at the desired position and orientation for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: MAPPEDIN INC.
    Inventors: Zachary Sean Cregan, Bide Yan, Paul Bernhardt, Patrick Paskaris
  • Patent number: 10481267
    Abstract: A method of generating a ground truth dataset for motion planning of a vehicle is disclosed. The method includes: obtaining undistorted LiDAR scans; identifying, for a pair of undistorted LiDAR scans, points belonging to a static object in an environment; aligning the close points based on pose estimates; and transforming a reference scan that is close in time to a target undistorted LiDAR scan so as to align the reference scan with the target undistorted LiDAR scan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: TUSIMPLE
    Inventors: Yi Wang, Yi Luo, Wentao Zhu, Panqu Wang
  • Patent number: 10484889
    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: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Mueller, Shilpa Bhanot, Robert Berrier
  • Patent number: 10474975
    Abstract: Software, databases, computer models, and a series of monitoring devices are provided that are used collectively to optimize farming operations for the purpose of efficiently utilizing the water right associated with the land while recognizing the potential to transfer a proportional amount of the water right in a lease or sale arrangement to other water users. The contemplated system encourages water conservation by allowing those owning water rights to determine the feasibility of changed farming practices intended to maximize net returns and profitability of their overall farming operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: SWIIM SYSTEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Kevin France, Stephen W. Smith, Donald Sanborn
  • Patent number: 10467280
    Abstract: A response to a first query related to a geographic area, and search results responsive to a second query related to the geographic area, are received from a server system. A digital map of the geographic is provided via a user interface. A focus is provided to the first query to illustrate the response on the digital map, where the response defines a geographic context. A subset of the search results is identified based on a relationship to the geographic context. The search results in the identified subset are visually emphasized on the digital map relative to the rest of the search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Bernhard Seefeld, Neal Kanodia, Elizabeth M. Windram
  • Patent number: 10466336
    Abstract: First information is obtained from a sensing device at a first time. The first information corresponds to a radio signal received at the device from a candidate location. The device is at a first location at the first time. Second information is obtained from the device at a second time. The second information corresponds to a radio signal received at the device from the candidate location. The device is at a second location at the second time. A system determines that a pattern is in each of the first and second information and determines relationships between the candidate location and the device at each first and second location. The system obtains inverses of the relationships and determines estimates of the received radio signals based on the information and inverses. The system measures or estimates energy emitted from the candidate location based on the estimates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: HawkEye 360, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy James O'Shea, Robert W. McGwier, Nicholas Aaron McCarthy
  • Patent number: 10435154
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the disclosure provides a method of event auditing. The method of event auditing includes receiving sensor data at a base station from a sensor of an unmanned aerial vehicle (“UAV”), transmitting a controls signal to the UAV based on the sensor data, communicatively coupling the base station with an external evidenced repository, formatting a portion of the sensor data, and transmitting the formatted sensor data to the external evidence repository. In some embodiments, the base station is mounted to an anchor vehicle. In some embodiments, the UAV is communicatively coupled with the base station via a tether. In some embodiments, the formatting the sensor data includes formatting a second portion of sensor data to generate formatted sensor data based, at least in part, on an identity of the external evidence repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: RSQ-Systems SPRL
    Inventors: Mathieu Buyse, Jean Marc Coulon, Mike Blavier
  • Patent number: 10412882
    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: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: The Climate Corporation
    Inventors: Justin Koch, Doug Sauder, Tim Sauder, Jakob Stuber
  • Patent number: 10410412
    Abstract: A process for receiving, from a computing device, a series of captured building images and processing, in real-time, each building image in the series of captured building images to determine if the building image meets a minimum threshold for quality. The process continues, for each building image meeting the minimum threshold for quality, by returning a first quality indication to the computing device and for each building image not meeting the minimum threshold for quality, by returning a second quality indication to the computing device. When a complete set of quality building images has been received, the process continues by creating at least a partial multi-dimensional building model based at least partially on the complete set of quality building images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: HOVER INC.
    Inventors: Manish Upendran, William Castillo, Ajay Mishra, Adam J. Altman
  • Patent number: 10402835
    Abstract: A system for collecting and analyzing agricultural data. A team of crop scouts performs a scouting operation in a farm, each crop scout interacting with a mobile device. The mobile device provides a navigation display guiding the scout along a route, from one data collection point to the next. At each data collection point, the crop scout makes observations and measurements and inputs the corresponding data into the mobile device. A control operator at a central location monitors the progress of the scouting operation and revises the routes or locations of data collection points when appropriate, based on data received during the scouting operation. A cloud service analyzes the data and provides recommendations to a farm operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventors: John G. Benkert, William J. Kyker, Michael P. Sica, Jason Dudash, Joseph L. Shivers, Justin W. Ray
  • Patent number: 10398096
    Abstract: In an embodiment, yield data representing yields of crops that have been harvested from an agricultural field and field characteristics data representing characteristics of the agricultural field is received and used to determine a plurality of management zone delineation options. Each option, of the plurality of management zone delineation options, comprises zone layout data for an option. The plurality of management zone delineation options is determined by: determining a plurality of count values for a management class count; generating, for each count value, a management delineation option by clustering the yield data from and the field characteristics data, assigning zones to clusters, and including the zones in a management zone delineation option. One or more options from the plurality of management zone delineation options are selected and used to determine one or more planting plans. A graphical representation of the options and the planting plans is displayed for a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: The Climate Corporation
    Inventors: Anahita Hassanzadeh, Ye Chen, Alex Wimbush, Marlon Misra, Emily Rowan
  • Patent number: 10371545
    Abstract: An approach is provided for classifying probe data into qualitative categories to determine a point of interest. The approach involves processing and/or facilitating a processing of probe data to determine one or more trajectories associated with one or more probes. The approach also involves determining one or more clips of the one or more trajectories associated with one or more locations at which the one or more probes lingered based, at least in part, on at least one space threshold value, at least one time threshold value, or a combination thereof. The approach further involves causing, at least in part, an extraction of one or more probe parameter values from the one or more clips. The approach also involves causing, at least in part, a classification of the one or more probe parameter values into one or more qualitative categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: Jane Macfarlane
  • Patent number: 10366282
    Abstract: A human detection apparatus and method using low-resolution two-dimensional (2D) light detection and ranging (LIDAR) sensor are provided. The human detection method may include receiving LIDAR data generated by reflecting a laser signal that continues to be transmitted to a search region from a plurality of objects in the search region, clustering a plurality of points included in the received LIDAR data by the same objects based on a correlation between the plurality of points, deriving a characteristic function used to identify a shape of a human, based on the clustered points, and determining whether each of the objects is a human based on the derived characteristic function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Jong Hun Lee, Seong Kyung Kwon, Sang Hyuk Son, Eugin Hyun, Jin Hee Lee
  • Patent number: 10368067
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus of processing cube face images are disclosed. According to embodiments of the present invention, one or more discontinuous boundaries within each assembled cubic frame are determined and used for selective filtering, where the filtering process is skipped at said one or more discontinuous boundaries within each assembled cubic frame when the filtering process is enabled. Furthermore, the filtering process is applied to one or more continuous areas in each assembled cubic frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Hung-Chih Lin, Jian-Liang Lin, Chia-Ying Li, Chao-Chih Huang, Shen-Kai Chang
  • Patent number: 10359295
    Abstract: An approach is provided for generating trajectory bundles for map data analysis. The approach involves receiving probe data associated with the bounded geographic area. The probe data are collected from sensors of a plurality of devices traveling in the bounded geographic area, and includes probe points indicating a position, a heading, a speed, a time, or a combination thereof. The approach also involves constructing a plurality of trajectories from the probe points to represent respective movement paths of said each of the plurality of devices. The approach further involves computing similarities among a plurality of curves represented by the plurality of trajectories. The approach further involves clustering the plurality of trajectories into trajectory bundles based on the similarities with each bundle representing a possible maneuver within the bounded geographic area. The approach further involves generating a map of the bounded geographic area based on the trajectory bundles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Matei Stroila, Bo Xu, Jane Macfarlane
  • Patent number: 10353113
    Abstract: The invention claims a response surface method for identifying the parameters of Burgers model for slope soil, comprising the following steps: determine the model parameters and the level thereof; determine the parameter combination and the test sequence of the numerical test; calculate the response equation; optimally identify the model parameters. Based on the combination of the laboratory test, the numerical simulation and the field monitoring, the response surface analysis method is adopted in the invention to determine the regression equation for the parameters of Burgers model and the slope surface displacement, and meanwhile the regression analysis is adopted to establish the optimal parameter combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Powerchina Huadong Engineering Corporation Limited
    Inventors: Miaojun Sun, Mingyuan Wang, Zhigang Shan
  • Patent number: 10319051
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a system and method for collection of water point data from a distribution of water points to generate a digital aquifer. The disclosure includes a system to generate and collect water point data through devices supported by frugal innovations that address resource constraints. Use of the systems and methods as described enable water point users to better plan and manage limited water resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kala Fleming, Muuo Wambua, Timothy Kotin, Elizabeth Ondula, Komminist Weldemariam
  • Patent number: 10288430
    Abstract: A method for producing a vector map of a prescribed area may include producing orthophotographs by a first camera oriented at right angles to the Earth's surface and fitted to an unmanned, automated air vehicle that overflies the prescribed area at a high altitude; evaluating the orthophotographs to ascertain at least one infrastructure network located in the area; computing a flight route for the unmanned autonomous air vehicle along the ascertained infrastructure network located in the area; producing detail aerial photographs of the infrastructure network along the computed flight route by a second camera oriented obliquely with respect to the Earth's surface and fitted to the unmanned automated air vehicle that overflies the infrastructure network located in the area at least one low altitude, and computing the vector map of the area based on the orthophotographs produced and the detail aerial photographs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Gernot Hillier, Rupert Maier
  • Patent number: 10290089
    Abstract: Systems and methods are used to determine the location and severity of harmful algal blooms or other water quality parameters. GPS location information is transmitted from a mobile device and recent Satellite image data and water quality parameters are provided to the mobile device. Data regarding other locations, historical water quality parameters and algorithm based predictive results are provided for the end user. This provides for near-real time information allowing users to make decisions regarding fishing, beach closures, municipal water intake, etc. so as to avoid toxic effects of a harmful algal bloom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
    Inventors: Blake Allen Schaeffer, Robyn Nicole Conmy, Darryl Joel Keith, Ross S. Lunetta, Mark S. Murphy, Torrin Hultgren
  • Patent number: 10279930
    Abstract: A failure prediction and notification system for a work surface that has a raised contour includes a perception sensor mounted on a machine and a controller. The controller determines an initial physical characteristic of the initial topography of the work surface adjacent the raised contour, generates an electronic map of a current topography of the work surface based at least partially on the raw data points, and determines a current physical characteristic of the current topography. The controller further determines a difference between the current physical characteristic and the initial physical characteristic, compares the difference to a characteristic difference threshold, and generates an alert upon the difference exceeding the characteristic difference threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Ramadev Hukkeri, Joshua C. Struble, Ananth P. Kini
  • Patent number: 10268963
    Abstract: A decision support system and method of assessing an intervention action in response to a hazard situation. The decision support system outputs information representing the hazard situation by combining data from data sources describing one of the hazard situation and a physical domain including at least one source of real-time data from the physical domain. A simulation is run using rules to predict the behavior of individual agents in response to the hazard situation, where the system selects one action from a set of candidate intervention actions based on the behavior predicted by the agent and tests the selected intervention action by initiating, for each of a predetermined set of possible outcomes of the selected intervention action, an operation to reiterate the simulation with a respective possible outcome as a factor influencing agent behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Balakrishnan Bhaskaran