Transportation Facility Access (e.g., Fare, Toll, Parking) Patents (Class 705/13)
  • Patent number: 11916385
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device and an information processing method capable of accumulating indirect resource saving acts, and preferentially providing resources to a user in accordance with accumulation of the acts. The information processing device includes a communication unit that receives information obtained by sensing an action of the user; and a control unit that accumulates, in units of users, action information of indirectly saving resources in a predetermined storage unit on a basis of the information, and performs control, when the user is estimated to desire the resources, to generate a control signal for preferentially providing the resources to the user, and transmits the control signal via the communication unit, in accordance with the accumulated action information of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Atsushi Shionozaki
  • Patent number: 11917491
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system, method, mobile communication device and one or more computer programs for a monitoring system. In one aspect, the system includes a plurality of transmitters, each transmitter having associated therewith a reflector antenna configured to substantially reflect signal transmission toward a detection area; and a mobile device configured to: receive transmitter signals from at least two transmitters from the plurality of transmitters; and determine that the mobile device is located within the detection area based on received signal strengths of the at least some of the transmitter signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: TMA CAPITAL AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
    Inventors: Anthony Karam, Gregori Alexandravich Laletin, Kevin John Walsh, Paul Blazkiewicz
  • Patent number: 11906320
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and an apparatus for managing navigation broadcast, and a device, related to an Intelligent transportation technology field. A specific implementation solution includes: obtaining a geographical identifier of a user; obtaining a statement-conversion template set corresponding to the geographical identifier based on the geographical identifier of the user; converting a standard navigation broadcast statement based on the statement-conversion template set to generate a geographical navigation broadcast statement; and performing navigation broadcast based on the geographical navigation broadcast statement. Thereby, the navigation broadcasts are matched with respective regions, users in different regions are provided with diversified and personalized navigation broadcasts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: BAIDU ONLINE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ran Ji, Jizhou Huang, Ying Li, Yongzhi Ji, Lei Jia
  • Patent number: 11903025
    Abstract: A wireless communications method for connecting a base station with each of a plurality of terminal stations, the base station being equipped with a plurality of wireless communications units each configured to be able to selectively enable or disable an RTS/CTS function and a NoACK function and connectable with one or more of the terminal stations, includes: a collection step of collecting information as to whether each of the terminal stations is a hidden terminal and information about transmission characteristics of each of the terminal stations; a policy calculation step of calculating a setting policy for enabling or disabling the RTS/CTS function and the NoACK function for each of the wireless communications units and a switching policy for setting a condition for switching that one of the wireless communications units which is to be connected, for each of the terminal stations, based on the collected information; and a setting step of setting those of the terminal stations which are to be connected, fo
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiro Nakahira, Tomoki Murakami, Hirantha Abeysekera, Koichi Ishihara, Takafumi Hayashi, Yasushi Takatori
  • Patent number: 11889393
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for detecting anomalies and forecasting optimizations to improve urban living management using networks of autonomous vehicles. An autonomous vehicle may receive initial information relating to infrastructure utilized by a plurality of autonomous vehicles, and may obtain, during operation in the infrastructure, real-time information relating to the infrastructure, to other ones of the plurality of autonomous vehicles, and/or to various conditions or operations pertinent to urban living and management thereof in an area corresponding to and/or associated with the infrastructure. The real-time information may be processed, and based on the processing of the real-time information and the initial information, anomalies and/or problems affecting the infrastructure and/or operation of the plurality of autonomous vehicles in the infrastructure may be detected, and one or more adjustments to improve management of urban living within the area may be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: VENIAM, INC.
    Inventor: Patricia Cristina Ramalho de Oliveira
  • Patent number: 11887406
    Abstract: A system carried by a vehicle for computing tolls that interfaces with vehicle data entry and display components. The system uses these components to display toll-related information and to accept user input for toll-related information. The system may also incorporate vehicle sensors including seat occupancy sensors, infrared sensors and cameras to determine vehicle occupancy for tolling purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventor: Kelly Gravelle
  • Patent number: 11880900
    Abstract: A computing device provides a task user interface that includes a first task for a driver a first location associated with the first task of a transport service. The device determines that a current location of the computing device is within a threshold distance or a threshold estimated travel time from the first location and provides a task panel including information specific to the first task, one or more selectable sub-task features, and a selectable feature that the driver selects to indicate that the first task has been completed. The device can receive a user input corresponding to a selection of the selectable feature and provide a second task of the transport service a second location associated with the second task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Maya Paritosh Choksi, Christine Tao, Andrew Timothy Szybalski, John David West
  • Patent number: 11881032
    Abstract: A device for searching a parking space includes at least one space detection sensor mounted on a vehicle, and a controller that analyzes sensed information obtained through the space detection sensor to recognize space and object information within a parking lot, predicts a distribution of available parking spaces in the parking lot based on the recognized space and object information, and determines an optimal available parking space based on the distribution of the available parking spaces and characteristics of a driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junho Yang, Donghee Kang, Kyujin Park
  • Patent number: 11875579
    Abstract: A parking objects or vehicles detection system performs vision-based parking inventory management by monitoring live vehicle ingress and egress traffic and communicating to a backend server changes in instances of vehicle parking events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: CITIFYD, INC.
    Inventors: Sohrab Vossoughi, Dave Cole, Massoud Mollaghaffari, Abdi Nassib
  • Patent number: 11866063
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and computing system for monitoring the interior of an autonomous vehicle for information being provided by a rider of the autonomous vehicle to the autonomous vehicle; and processing the information provided by the rider of the autonomous vehicle to the autonomous vehicle to generate a response based, at least in part, upon the information provided by the rider of the autonomous vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Ramiro Almeida, Pierre Beaudreau, Alexandra Klotz, Dana Kirsanov, Disha Sule, Louise Katzovitz
  • Patent number: 11869102
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing distance-based indicators for electric vehicles are provided. In one embodiment, a method includes generating a dynamic task list, having a plurality of tasks associated with a vehicle location of a vehicle, in response to a parking event. Each task of the plurality of tasks has a task period. The method also includes determining a charge period for the vehicle at a charging station based on one or more vehicle charging parameters. The method further includes calculating a user return period based on a return distance between a user and the vehicle. The method yet further includes displaying a timing indicator with one or more of the plurality of tasks on the dynamic task list based on the task period and the user return period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: David Wong Cun, Eri Izumi Maeda, Richard Pham
  • Patent number: 11861912
    Abstract: The present disclosure provide a method and an Internet of Things system for counting and regulating pedestrian volume in a public place of a smart city. The method includes receiving, based on the user platform, a query request for an intended place initiated by a user; transmitting, based on the service platform, the query request to the management platform, and generating, based on the management platform, a query instruction; issuing, based on the management platform, the query instruction to a corresponding sensor network sub-platform according to the regional location; sending, based on the sensor network sub-platform, the query instruction to the corresponding object platform; obtaining, based on the object platform, a query result according to the query instruction; and feeding back, based on the object platform, the query result to the user platform through the corresponding sensor network sub-platform, the management platform, and the service platform respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: CHENGDU QINCHUAN IOT TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zehua Shao, Haitang Xiang, Bin Liu, Yaqiang Quan, Yongzeng Liang
  • Patent number: 11854321
    Abstract: An access control method for people in which the access control device (16) is assigned to an access point. Each access control device (16) has at least one antenna (1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 11), which emits beacons. Each access area (3) can only accommodate one person at a time. All antennas lie on an antenna plane. The transmitted beacons containing a unique access point ID, which positively identifies the access point and a unique antenna ID within predefined intervals. The received beacons are analyzed based on the RSSIs (Received Signal Strength Indicator) such that the distance of the mobile device (14) to the at least one antenna (1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 11) is determined. The received access point ID are transmitted to a server (15) or to the access control device (16) for analysis. Access is granted if the access authorization is valid for the access point ID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: SKIDATA GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Haslinger, Walter Lechner, Martin Haidacher
  • Patent number: 11854317
    Abstract: A method for standardizing a plurality of motor vehicles may include determining a characteristic value of an individual vehicle (50) based on transmission data for the individual vehicle from a data gathering device (6) associated with the individual vehicle. The transmission data for the individual vehicle may be associated with shifting characteristics of a transmission of the individual vehicle for at least one of an operation interval of the individual vehicle or a mileage of the individual vehicle. Additionally, the method may include assigning the individual vehicle to one of a plurality of profiles (10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5) of a classification (10) based at least in part on a magnitude of the characteristic value. The classification may be determined based at least in part on average values and a magnitude and frequency of deviations from the average values of transmission data gathered for a plurality of vehicles (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Mazlum Zerey, Christoph Kirst, Stefan Jochem
  • Patent number: 11852492
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle may access portions of a map to maneuver a roadway. The map may be split into one or more levels that represent different regions in space. For example, an overpass may be represented by one level while the road below the overpass may be on a separate level. A vehicle traveling on a particular level may use map data that is associated with that level. Furthermore, if the vehicle travels through a warp zone, it may transition from the current level to a destination level and thus begin to use map data associated with the destination level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Paul Urmson, Michael Steven Montemerlo, Andrew Hughes Chatham, Daniel Trawick Egnor
  • Patent number: 11854405
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of identifying one or more blockchain members of a vehicle platoon placement group, receiving a request to perform a task from the blockchain members, creating a scheduled task date associated with the task, notifying the blockchain members of the scheduled task date, receiving task progress updates corresponding to the blockchain members, and storing the task progress updates in a blockchain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew J. E. Menadue
  • Patent number: 11848997
    Abstract: Aspects of the present application correspond to processing of requests for user attribute information. One or more computing devices can transmit request for user attribute information that include at least one captured information associated with an identified user. A user attribute information request processing service processes the requests based on location profile according to verified attribute information associated with the captured information. The user attribute information request processing service then generates a processing result responsive to the request, such as identifying financial rate information based on the verified attribute information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: PARKLINQ CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tyler D. Saenz
  • Patent number: 11842302
    Abstract: A method for smart parking a connected vehicle is disclosed. The method determines a destination of a user's vehicle based on the user's input or historic travel data of the user. The method receives information on available parking spots in a predefined area near the user's destination based on a parking database. The method receives an input to reserve a desired parking spot among the available parking spots. The method initiates an online check-in of the reserved parking spot in the parking database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Yang Cao, Alvin Chin, Qing Li, Jilei Tian
  • Patent number: 11830097
    Abstract: Systems and methods for issuing, by an officer, a citation to an offender associated with a legal violation is described herein. The method can include acquiring, via an optical scanner, personal information associated with a driver license of the offender and vehicle information associated with a vehicle associated with the offender and with the legal violation. One or more databases can be queried to identify personal information associated with the offender, vehicle information associated with the vehicle, and one or more remedial options in response to the citation. A handheld device can generate the citation by including the personal information, the vehicle information, the legal violation, and an indication of the remedial option. The offender can sign the ticket electronically to generate the executed ticket. The executed ticket can be transmitted to a smart phone or a printing device, or an email account associated with the offender.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: 365Labs, LLC
    Inventor: Mohit Vij
  • Patent number: 11830363
    Abstract: A system for directing a ridesharing vehicle may include a communications interface for receiving requests for shared-rides. The system may also include at least one processor programmed to: receive during a first time period a first request from a first user; receive during a first time period a second request from a second user; during the third time period, receive current vehicle location data for ridesharing vehicles, process the first and second requests, and the vehicle location data to identify a specific ridesharing vehicle for transporting both the first and second users, and calculate a ridesharing route for picking up and dropping off the first and second users; and after the third time period and before the second time period, wireless transmit to the specific ridesharing vehicle, the calculated route for picking up the first and second users during the second time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: VIA TRANSPORTATION, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Ramot, Oren Shoval, Shmulik Marcovitch, Omer Zuqert, Yaron Rakah
  • Patent number: 11815887
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a remote operation control unit that approves a remote operation right (a right to perform a remote operation of a vehicle) and an operation control unit that controls an operation of the vehicle according to a remote operation performed in response to an instruction by an information processing device to which the remote operation right is granted to another vehicle to move. The information processing device includes a vehicle detection unit that detects a first vehicle and a vehicle control unit that requests a remote operation right that is a right to remotely operate the first vehicle and remotely operates the first vehicle in response to an instruction to move a second vehicle in a case where the remote operation right is granted. The present technology is applied to, for example, a vehicle that performs automatic driving or a control device of a parking lot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Tamori, Nobuhiro Jogano
  • Patent number: 11817130
    Abstract: At a high level, embodiments of the invention relate to augmenting video data with presence data derived from one or more proximity tags. More specifically, embodiments of the invention generate forensically authenticated recordings linking video imagery to the presence of specific objects in or near the recording. One embodiment of the invention includes video recording system comprising a camera, a wireless proximity tag reader, a storage memory and control circuitry operable to receive image data from the camera receive a proximity tag identifier identifying a proximity tag from the proximity tag reader, and store an encoded frame containing the image data and the proximity tag identity in the storage memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Digital Ally, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanton E. Ross, Peng Han, Jeremy A. Dick
  • Patent number: 11810403
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices, systems and methods for managing parking monitoring and enforcement. Parking at a meter or in a parking lot or ramp can be provided as a subscription. A registration and verification process for the subscription service can be provided as a multi-step process that combines the smart parking meter with a QR code, a mobile parking app for a smartphone, a central parking management system, and digital images of the parked vehicle(s). The registration process verifies that only vehicles owned by the subscriber are associated with the subscriber's account. Steps can also be employed to ensure that subscribers are not incorrectly issued parking citations by determining whether license plate data for a vehicle initially determined to be in violation matches an active subscription parker's roster of registered vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Municipal Parking Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark J. Moran, Richard W. Kelley, II, David E. Collins, Jr., Marcus N. Schmidt, Christopher W. Baldwin, Padmavathi Ramuni
  • Patent number: 11808593
    Abstract: A charging device searching system for an electrically driven vehicle, includes a point of destination inputting unit to input an information indicative of a point of destination and a searching unit to set an area around the point of destination for which the information has been input by the point of destination inputting unit as a search area and to search for the standard charging device in the set search area. The searching unit is, when a point of destination for which the information has been input by the point of destination inputting unit is within a predetermined area, to set a surrounding area of a transfer point at which a mode of transportation is switched from the electrically driven vehicle to another transportation to reach the point of destination, as the search area and to search for the standard charging device in the set search area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kosuke Kogo
  • Patent number: 11809199
    Abstract: A method of operating an apparatus for predicting and redistributing a personal mobility vehicle (PM vehicle) demand for shared PM vehicles includes generating demand information for the PM vehicles for a plurality of areas according to time, generating current distribution information for the PM vehicles positioned in the plurality of areas, generating target distribution information based on the demand information and the current distribution information, and redistributing the PM vehicles according to the target distribution information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation, Kookmin University Industry Academy Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Jae Jun Ha, Gu Min Jeong, Hyun Jung Oh, Seung Hyeon Lee
  • Patent number: 11805468
    Abstract: A probe request sent by at least one second router is received. A router to be networked is determined from the at least one second router according to the probe request. A networking request carrying networking matching information is returned to the router to be networked. Wireless access of the first router is enabled. The networking matching information is provided to the router to be networked for networking matching. After the router to be networked has enabled wireless access of the router to be networked based on the networking request, networking is completed by establishing, based on wireless access of the first router and wireless access of the router to be networked, a connection with the router to be networked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hanbiao Sun, Liming Liu
  • Patent number: 11803724
    Abstract: A device according to one embodiment includes a memory for storing information, wherein the device is operatively coupled to an electrical system of a vehicle via a wireless connection, wherein a presence of the device is required in order to start the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Inventor: Dominic M. Kotab
  • Patent number: 11800260
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a traffic flow including a plurality of packets encrypted using a cryptographic protocol, determining cryptographic protocol data of the traffic flow, and transmitting telemetry data of the traffic flow including the cryptographic protocol data. In another embodiment, a method includes receiving telemetry data of a traffic flow including a plurality of packets encrypted using a cryptographic protocol, the telemetry data including cryptographic protocol data of the traffic flow, classifying the traffic flow based on the cryptographic protocol data using a machine learning classifier; and taking a remedial action with respect to the traffic flow based on the classification of the traffic flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Blake Harrell Anderson, David Arthur McGrew, Alison Kendler
  • Patent number: 11798052
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and devices for managing a personal user inventory. In one embodiment, the method comprises retrieving a message associated with a user identifier, the message including a body content portion; identifying a parser associated with the message; parsing the body content portion using the parser to identify an item of merchandise present within the body content portion, wherein the item of merchandise is associated with an item identifier and a set of item details; associating the item of merchandise with the user identifier; and generating a display listing merchandise associated with the user identifier, wherein the listing of merchandise includes the item of merchandise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Stitch Fix, Inc.
    Inventors: Gillis Baxter, Whitney Casey
  • Patent number: 11788855
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes sending a set of instructions to present, on a computing device, one or more available locations for a vehicle to pick-up or drop-off a user in an area. The one or more available locations are based on sensor data of the area that is captured by the vehicle. The method includes receiving a user selection to select a location associated with the area for the vehicle to pick-up or drop-off the user. The method includes adjusting a viability value of one or more locations to pick-up or drop-off the user. The viability value is adjusted based at least on the selected location. The method includes, based on the adjusted viability value of the one or more locations, determining a location from the one or more locations. The method includes instructing the vehicle to travel to the determined location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Lyft, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Earl Rasmusson, Taggart Matthiesen, Craig Dehner, Linda Dong, Frank Taehyun Yoo, Karina van Schaardenburg, John Tighe, Matt Vitelli, Jisi Guo, Eli Guerron
  • Patent number: 11776022
    Abstract: A parking meter receives data indicative of a remote payment being completed and displays an amount of time purchased by the remote payment for a parking session. The parking meter determines an amount of time remaining in the parking session and powers down at least a portion of a meter communication subsystem subsequent to receiving the data indicative of the remote payment being completed. The parking meter wakes up the powered down portion of the communication subsystem upon determining that the amount of time remaining is below a threshold time, and can receive an indication of additional time being paid for remotely, and can update the displayed time remaining to reflect the additional time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: IPS GROUP INC.
    Inventors: David William King, Chad P. Randall
  • Patent number: 11765241
    Abstract: Aspects of the present application correspond to processing of requests for user attribute information. One or more computing devices can transmit request associated with access to an identified location that include at least one captured information associated with an identified user. A user attribute information request processing service processes the requests based on location profile according to verified attribute information associated with the captured information. The user attribute information request processing service then generates a processing result responsive to the request, such as identifying financial rate information based on the verified attribute information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2023
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: PARKLINQ CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tyler D. Saenz
  • Patent number: 11762934
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein include receiving an application flow defining logic for triggering automated actions for a candidate post on one or more web-based communication channels. An artificial intelligence (AI) powered web crawler may crawl a set of websites for target content. Responsive to identifying target content, machine learning may be leveraged to identify an entity name for an entity that is a subject of the target content and associate the entity with one or more event categories. Based on the event categories, a segment may be generated at runtime for the application flow where segment membership was not known at the time the application flow was defined or before application runtime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Alasdair John Joseph Bailey, Christopher Scott Campbell
  • Patent number: 11756311
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for a detection system for a vehicle. The detection system includes at least one of a camera or a sensor. The camera is configured to capture image data of a surrounding environment. The sensor is configured to detect sensor data. The detection system includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is coupled to the camera and is configured to determine that there is an available parking spot or a person is positioned on a side of a road based on the image data or the sensor data. The electronic control unit is configured to provide a location of the available parking spot or the person to another device or to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Masashi Nakagawa, Divya Sai Toopran
  • Patent number: 11754410
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and an Internet of Things system for determining a government traffic route in a smart city. The method may include: receiving a query request for a preset route initiated by a user, transmitting the query request to the government traffic route determination management platform, generating a query instruction, issuing the query instruction to the government sensor network platform, sending the query instruction to corresponding object platform, obtaining the traffic data information according to the query instruction, uploading the traffic data information to the government traffic route determination management platform, determining the time when each preset route reaches the target location, and feeding back the time when each preset route reaches the target location to the citizen user platform through the government service platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: CHENGDU QINCHUAN IOT TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zehua Shao, Haitang Xiang, Yaqiang Quan, Yong Li, Xiaojun Wei
  • Patent number: 11751077
    Abstract: A method, computer program, apparatus, and transportation vehicle for generating a quality of service (QoS) map. A radio link is used between a first and second mobile transceiver. The method includes determining information related to a density of mobile transceivers in an area surrounding the first mobile transceiver, information related to an availability of different radio access technologies (RATs) in the area surrounding the first mobile transceiver, and information related to a distance between the first and the second mobile transceivers; obtaining information related to a QoS of the radio link for the different RATs and determining a relationship between the information related to the density, the information related to the distance, and the information related to the QoS of the radio link for the different RATs; and storing the information related to the relationship for the different locations of the first mobile transceiver to obtain the QoS map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Inventors: Guillaume Jornod, Richard Jacob
  • Patent number: 11743727
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to systems and methods for a wireless communication tag. The tag is configured to uniquely identify an account associated with the user for granting the user access to a first access-controlled service controlled by a first authority and a second access-controlled service controlled by a second authority. The tag is implemented through an omnidirectional antenna removably coupled to a mobile device associated with the user. An amount of payment owed by the user in accessing the first access-controlled service from a plurality of access-controlled services including the first access-controlled service and the second access-controlled service across a plurality of authorities is determined and transfer of the amount of payment to the first authority selected from the plurality of authorities in response to the user accessing the first access-controlled service is facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Universal Toll Tag, Inc.
    Inventors: Fareed Zein, Abdelrahman Hamid
  • Patent number: 11734960
    Abstract: A mobile sensing and payment method and system for parking fees is disclosed. The system includes an array of identity information collection modules in a parking facility. A background data processor collects mobile terminal identification information from a mobile terminal of a person entering the parking facility while the mobile terminal performs cell reselection. The data processor simultaneously senses transmission intensity of the mobile terminal using the terminal identity information collection modules. The data processor determines a location of the mobile terminal based upon the changes in the signal transmission intensity from the collection modules. The data processor generates a specific characteristic threshold for the mobile terminal to pass an entrance gate. The data processor causes the entrance gate to be opened records a specific time that the entrance gate is opened. The data processor records a specific time that the person has entered the parking facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Inventors: Fangsong Wang, Haigang Feng, Yinqing Zhao
  • Patent number: 11737155
    Abstract: A data storage device that, in a first mode, emulates a Wi-Fi adapter to facilitate communication with the host device. When the data storage device is connected to the host device, a processor of the data storage device emulates a Wi-Fi adapter to the connected host device. This includes emulating a Wi-Fi network. Responsive to a request to join the Wi-Fi network, a further notification is sent to trigger a captive portal displayed at the host device. The captive portal facilitates additional communication between the data storage device and the host device. The additional communication can be related to one or more of authentication, access control, firmware updates, and configuration of the data storage device. The data storage device also includes storage medium that, in a second mode, is accessible by the host device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Israel Zimmerman, Yaniv Makin, Eyal Hakoun
  • Patent number: 11734645
    Abstract: Systems and methods that automatically process returns or exchanges. Upon receipt of product return requests, the system obtains information about the products and customers to facilitate the returns, aggregates multiple return requests and carries out optimization processing to generate optimized routes for product pickups. Logistic partners evaluate the routes for acceptance. Once accepted, a driver proceeds to a product pickup location and conducts an inspection of the products, which includes photographing the products and placing the products in special uniquely identified containers. The picked-up products are transported to a designated drop-off location, and a second inspection of the products is carried out. Upon successful inspection, retailers are informed of the inspection results and proceed to initiate a refund or product exchange. Refunds or exchanges may be initiated after the first inspection. Other features and functions are employed in various embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: POLLEN TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Spencer Kieboom, Mark Hart
  • Patent number: 11727691
    Abstract: A system and method for three-dimensional (3D) object detection is disclosed. A particular embodiment can be configured to: receive image data from a camera associated with a vehicle, the image data representing an image frame; use a machine learning module to determine at least one pixel coordinate of a two-dimensional (2D) bounding box around an object in the image frame; use the machine learning module to determine at least one vertex of a three-dimensional (3D) bounding box around the object; obtain camera calibration information associated with the camera; and determine 3D attributes of the object using the 3D bounding box and the camera calibration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: TUSIMPLE, INC.
    Inventor: Panqu Wang
  • Patent number: 11724718
    Abstract: This document describes techniques, apparatuses, and systems that can implement auction-based cooperative perception for autonomous and semi-autonomous driving systems. The described techniques, apparatuses, and systems cooperatively use perception systems of an autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle (AV) in a fleet of connected AVs to provide perception data to the entire fleet. An AV of the fleet is selected to act as an auction system (e.g., an auctioneer) and sends an announcement offering perception tasks to the fleet for bidding. The AVs of the fleet determine whether they have the communication and computational capabilities to perform the tasks and, if so, submit bids to perform one or more tasks. The auctioneer awards the tasks, and the bid-winning AV(s) perform the tasks and update the fleet. In this way, the described techniques, apparatuses, and systems can provide perception services with increased coverage and quality, which can make autonomous and semi-autonomous driving systems safer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Kai Zhang
  • Patent number: 11710411
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatically identifying and ascertaining an estimated amount of damage at a location by utilizing one or more autonomous vehicles, e.g., “drone” devices, to autonomously capture data of the location and utilizing Artificial Intelligence (AI) logic modules to analyze the captured data and construct a 3-D model of the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: The Travelers Indemnity Company
    Inventors: Adriaan J. Van Meeteren, Alex A. Shyshkov, Ryan W. Bachiochi, Nichole D. Fratini, Pawel T. Parobek
  • Patent number: 11704930
    Abstract: A vehicle monitoring system includes at least one camera, and a server that is communicably connected to the camera and a client terminal. The camera captures an occupant's face of a vehicle entering an angle of view of the camera, and transmits a captured video to the server. The server acquires an analysis results of an attribute of the vehicle, an analysis result of the occupant's face, and an analysis result of the number of occupants based on the captured video, and accumulates the acquired analysis results as analysis results of the captured video, and sends the analysis result to the client terminal in correlation with a snapshot of the captured video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: I-PRO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuma Kobayashi, Hiromichi Sotodate, Akihiro Nawata, Toshimasa Funaki, Yuji Arima, Hideaki Takahashi, Jyouji Wada, Hideaki Yamada, Akito Omata
  • Patent number: 11694296
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a processor configured to detect whether or not a vehicle that is about to use a facility is under share ride by a plurality of persons, and permit the vehicle to use the facility or providing an economic merit associated with usage of the facility to the vehicle, when having detected that the vehicle is under share ride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinichi Okabe, Hiroaki Sakurai, Kazuaki Takemura, Kengo Takeuchi, Kaori Sakai, Hideo Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 11688205
    Abstract: A parking enforcement and vehicle charging system can include a weather resistant housing, a processor disposed inside of the housing, a memory disposed inside of the housing and coupled to the processor, a network interface disposed in the housing and coupled to the processor, a first camera disposed in the housing and facing outward towards a first parking space, and a charging port and electricity supply configured to allow a vehicle in the first parking space to be plugged in for recharging. The processor can be configured to recognize when a vehicle first occupies the first parking space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Municipal Parking Services Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas G. Hudson, Joseph M. Caldwell, Richard C. Gage
  • Patent number: 11687912
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to enabling payment transactions to be conducted and particularly to a method of, a system for, and a server computer for enabling a payment transaction to be conducted in a linked, integrated, interchangeable payment system (LIIPS) including a passageway payment system using a radio frequency identification (RFID) sticker, or any device similar to it, which is linked to payment devices such as credit cards, debit cards, prepaid cards, or payment-enabled mobile phones, and further referenced to one or more payment accounts such as credit accounts, debit accounts, and prepaid accounts associated with the payment devices for easy payment of toll fees and other charges in passageways such as tollways or similar facilities such as, for example, for ferries, roll-on/roll-off (RORO) ships, parking areas, parks, events areas, events centers, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Inventor: Renato Valencia
  • Patent number: 11687845
    Abstract: The system includes a webserver (110) to generate a passenger journey document file (PJDF) (160) comprising a plurality of end-to-end passenger travel reservations (PTRs) for a set of passengers. The PJDF includes, for each travel leg of an end-to-end PTRs, a single-sheet integrated end-to-end travel instrument (TI) template (1000A) populated with an official boarding pass identifier (BPID) (1209) issued by one of a plurality of disparate travel host systems (JTHSs) (1501, 1502, . . . , 150Y) for a respective leg. Each TI template comprising an emulated boarding pass barcode (1211) associated with the BPID for the respective leg, and for N checked-in luggage items for the respective passenger, populated with X temporary luggage tag identifiers (LTIDs) (1231A, 1233A) linked to up to X official bag tag identifiers (BTIDs) (1209) from the JTHS of the leg, wherein X and N are integers. There is a one-to-one correspondence between the LTIDs and BTIDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: BAGGAGE AIRLINE GUEST SERVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Craig C. Mateer
  • Patent number: 11669786
    Abstract: A computing system can process utilization data from computing devices of requesting users of a transport service and identify a plurality of the requesting users being transported by a third-party transit means, such as a train, bus, or ferry, to an arrival location. For each of the plurality of requesting users, the system can determine a destination requiring additional transport from the arrival location of the third-party transit means. Based on the destination of each of the plurality of requesting users, the system can coordinate with a set of transport providers within a certain proximity of the arrival location of the transit means to facilitate transport for the plurality of requesting users at the arrival location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Stayner, Nikhil Dua, Jake Hurley, Eric Li
  • Patent number: 11663427
    Abstract: An RFID transponder including a Bluetooth compatible transceiver is described as a (BLEET). The Bluetooth® compatible transceiver may be configured to set data that is transmitted via one or more RFID transceivers in the transponder and to return data received by the RFID transceiver(s) to a client application running, for example, on a user's smart phone. The BLEET may be used for electronic vehicle tracking or tolling. Vehicle occupancy data may be set by the user with the client application via a Bluetooth® connection in connection with high occupancy vehicle tolling and express lane incentive programs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Amtech Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Kelly Gravelle, Yousuf Kamal, Greg Lantz, Paul Hamel, Dale Scott, Duane Wrasman, Donald Brady, Scott Brosi, Alice Klemashevich