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Incomplete navigation data of indoor positioning systems
A method is disclosed comprising: determining, using a processor, whether a radio model of at least one radio node associated with a data set is incomplete based on a comparison between the coverage area of the radio model of the at least one radio node and a cumulative coverage area generated out of radio models of the at least one radio node associated with a plurality of data sets, wherein a data collection comprises the plurality of data sets and the data collection is indicative to at least one indoor radio map. Further disclosed are a corresponding apparatus, a corresponding system and a corresponding software program..
Here Global B.v.


Notification method, system, and device for vehicle
A notification method for a vehicle to remind a passenger of arriving at a target station is disclosed. The notification method includes: establishing a wireless communication connection between an electronic device and the vehicle, receiving a target station sent from the electronic device, obtaining navigation information of the vehicle, and sending an arrival notification to the electronic device when the vehicle is approaching the target station.
Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.


Systems and methods to determine a location of a mobile device
Systems and methods to determine a location of a mobile device by combining a radio frequency navigation system and an inertial navigation system, where the radio frequency navigation system determines a location of the mobile device in reference to a map of radio frequency signals and the inertial navigation system based on dead reckoning the position of the mobile device based on measurements from motion sensors. When a set of successive locations determined by the radio frequency navigation system is found to have a predetermined pattern (e.g., within a minimum distance from each other, or separated by more than a maximum distance), the mobile device discards the location results from the radio frequency navigation system for the period of time, in favor of the location results from the inertial navigation system..
Westfield Retail Solutions, Inc.


Systems and methods to determine a location of a mobile device
Systems and methods to determine a location of a mobile device by combining a radio frequency navigation system and an inertial navigation system, where the radio frequency navigation system determines a location of the mobile device in reference to a map of radio frequency signals and the inertial navigation system based on dead reckoning the position of the mobile device based on measurements from motion sensors and/or magnetic field sensors. The mobile device combines the position determination results from the radio frequency navigation system and the inertial navigation system to determine two successive locations.
Westfield Retail Solutions, Inc.


Global speech user interface
A global speech user interface (gsui) comprises an input system to receive a user's spoken command, a feedback system along with a set of feedback overlays to give the user information on the progress of his spoken requests, a set of visual cues on the television screen to help the user understand what he can say, a help system, and a model for navigation among applications. The interface is extensible to make it easy to add new applications..
Promptu Systems Corporation


Vehicle-dependent visualization of map and navigation data
A portable device is configured to provide geographic information to a head unit of a vehicle equipped with a display device. One or more processors determine a user context related to a geographic location and detect that the portable device has been communicatively coupled to the head unit of a vehicle.
Google Llc


Multiport multiband vehicular antenna assemblies including multiple radiators
Exemplary embodiments are disclosed of multiport multiband vehicular antenna assemblies. In exemplary embodiments, a multiport multiband antenna assembly may include multiple ports (e.g., three, four, or five ports, etc.) with different combinations of antennas or radiators operable over various frequencies, such as one or more cellular frequencies (e.g., long term evolution (lte), etc.), internet frequencies (e.g., wi-fi, wi-fi ism, etc.), satellite navigation frequencies (e.g., global positioning system (gps), global navigation satellite system (glonass), etc.), and/or other frequencies.
Laird Technologies, Inc.


Personality-based chatbot and methods including non-text input
The methods, apparatus, and systems described herein assist a user with a request. The methods in part receive input from a user that includes a voice input, a gesture input, a text input, biometric information, or a combination thereof; retrieve or determine a personality type of the user based on the input; determine a distress level or an engagement level of the user; determine a set of outputs responsive to the received input; rank the outputs in the set based on the retrieved or determined personality type and the determined distress level or engagement level; deliver a ranked output to the input in a modality based on the retrieved or determined personality type and a type of device configured to deliver the ranked output to the user, wherein the device comprises a navigation system, a car, a robot, or a combination thereof; and weigh the ranked output for future interactions..
Mattersight Corporation


Operating methods and systems for underground mining
Operating an underground mining system includes populating a data model with production plan data and graph data, and calculating a cost associated with assigning a machine from a fleet to a target destination in the underground mine based on a cumulative weights of a subset of a plurality of graph edges. The machine is assigned based upon the calculated cost and dispatched to the target destination according to a navigation plan..
Caterpillar Inc.


Method and system for searching for and navigating to user content and other user experience pages in a financial management system with a customer self-service system for the financial management system
Disclosed methods and systems provide domain-specific incremental search results for search query terms with a customer self-service system for a financial management system, according to one embodiment. Incremental search results are search results that are generated for search query terms, as a user enters the search query terms as part of a search query to a customer self-service system, according to one embodiment.
Intuit Inc.


System and efficient navigation of an order entry system user interface

Systems and methods for efficient navigation of an order entry system user interface are disclosed. A particular embodiment includes: presenting a user interface on a display screen of a point-of-sale (pos) device to a user; rendering an on-screen interactive order display region in a first display area of the display screen; rendering an order entry region in a second display area of the display screen; receiving a first single user input from the user to cause the on-screen interactive order display region to expand to an expanded view so a larger portion of the content of the on-screen interactive order display region is visible to the user; and receiving a second single user input from the user to cause the user interface to restore the on-screen interactive order display region to the normally collapsed view not obscuring the order entry region..
Aldelo, L.p.

Method for quick navigation in a user interface, manufacturing a product from thermoplastic, plant control for quick navigation in a user interface and plant for manufacturing a product from thermoplastic

The rapid change between user views makes the machine or plant control faster, and the customized input library makes the control more intuitive.. .

Backwards navigation in flexible-page layout

System, method, and computer program product embodiments describe back navigation features of a page. In an embodiment, a display device displays the page in a first layout, selected from a set of layouts associated with the page, for displaying a first content.
Sap Se

Revised speed advisory for an aircraft during flight based on holding time

A method including obtaining real-time data, wherein the real-time data is at least one of data associated with aircrafts in and around an airport, real-time weather information, and runway unavailability at the airport. The real-time data is analyzed.
Airbus Sas

Path planning method and related navigation device

A path planning method applied to a navigation device includes acquiring a two-dimensional depth map, transforming the two-dimensional depth map into a gray distribution map via statistics of pixel values on the two-dimensional depth map, computing a space matching map by arranging pixel counts on the gray distribution map, and computing a weighting value about each angle range of the space matching map in accordance with a distance from location of a pixel count to a reference point of the space matching map. The weighting value represents existential probability of an obstacle within the said angle range and a probable distance between the navigation device and the obstacle..
Mediatek Inc.

Method and system for generating navigation data and transporting object

The disclosure provides systems and method for generating navigation data. An exemplary method comprises: determining a navigation route according to a received object transport request, wherein the navigation route comprises an object transport starting point, one or more intermediate nodes, and an object transport ending point; determining node types of the intermediate nodes, the node types indicating actions to be executed by a vehicle at the corresponding nodes; and obtaining navigation data based at least on the navigation route and the node types of the intermediate nodes..
Cainiao Smart Logistics Holding Limited

Ground plane detection to verify depth sensor status for robot navigation

An example method includes determining a target area of a ground plane in an environment of a mobile robotic device, where the target area of the ground plane is in front of the mobile robotic device in a direction of travel of the mobile robotic device. The method further includes receiving depth data from a depth sensor on the mobile robotic device.
X Development Llc

Mobile robot that emulates pedestrian walking behaviors

Methods and systems for navigating a mobile robot through a crowded pedestrian environment based on a trained navigation model are described herein. The trained navigation model receives measurement data identifying nearby pedestrians and the velocity of each nearby pedestrian relative to the mobile robot, and the current position and desired endpoint position of the mobile robot in the crowded pedestrian environment.
East Japan Railway Company

Neural network system for autonomous vehicle control

A neural network may be utilized for autonomously driving a self-driving vehicle (sdv). The neural network can establish a destination location in local coordinates relative to the sdv.
Uber Technologies, Inc.

Unmanned vehicle control and operation in a marine environment

Many different types of systems are utilized or tasks are performed in a marine environment. The present invention provides various configurations of unmanned vehicles, or drones, that can be operated and/or controlled for such systems or tasks.
Navico Holding As

Navigation device and method

A wearable tactile navigation device and method. The wearable tactile navigation device includes a tactile navigation actuator.
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

Intelligent head-mounted apparatus and control method thereof

An intelligent head-mounted apparatus, including: a head-mounted apparatus body; a communication element operable to receive navigation signals and a locating element operable to determine location information, both of which are disposed on the head-mounted apparatus body; and a controller disposed on the helmet apparatus body and operable to control at least one vibrating element based on the navigation signals and the location information; vibrating elements operable to vibrate under the control of the controller. The user of this apparatus can learn navigation information only by perceiving the vibration without being distracted by observing the navigation information, so that the safety of receiving navigation information during riding is improved.
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

Adaptive audio guidance navigation

In a method for providing adaptive audio guidance, determining, by one or more processors, a route of a computing device, wherein the route is from an initial location of the computing device to a destination. Determining, by one or more processors, an estimated time of arrival at which the computing device would arrive at the destination.
International Business Machines Corporation

Navigation system and method

According an aspect of the present invention there is provided a navigation system for a vehicle comprising: a communication module arranged to receive event information regarding a plurality of events, wherein the plurality of events are each associated with a location; a processor arranged to determine whether any of the plurality of events could affect a user of the navigation system; and an output arranged to inform the user of any determined events.. .

Method, computer program and system for controlling a movement of a moving agent within a networked environment

A method controlling movement of an agent moving within an environment represented by a directed graph including vertices located at a border of an unknown portion of the environment, includes: guiding the moving agent via execution of at least one iteration of following successive operations: planning a path towards a destination vertex or border vertex, via a progressively increasing evaluation of a first heuristic of cost; controlling navigation of the agent towards the destination or border vertex returned by the planning; controlling an exploration in the unknown portion if the planning returns a border vertex as the destination. The planning includes, for each calculation of the first cost heuristic for a border vertex, calculation of a second heuristic of risk.
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

Seamless handover of ongoing activities between a vehicle and a wearable device

Systems and methods for handover of activities between a vehicle and a wearable device involve pairing the wearable device and a vehicle device with a wireless telephone. The proximity of the wearable device and the intention of a wearer of the device are determined and used to transfer information between the wireless telephone and the wearable device and/or the vehicle device in a seamless manner.
Daimler Ag

Fresh hybrid routing independent of map version and provider

Systems, methods, and apparatuses are described for providing fresh hybrid routing independent of map version and provider. A set of routing data is received in response to a routing request.
Here Global B.v.

An apparatus and associated methods for use in live navigation

An apparatus comprising a processor and memory including computer program code, the memory and computer program code configured to, with the processor, enable the apparatus at least to: for a defined road journey through a road network from a start location to an end location, assign respective sub-portions of the defined road journey to each of a group of mobile devices associated with one or more travellers for the road journey according to at least one predefined assignment criterion, wherein each of the group of mobile devices is configured for provision of live mapping data for live navigation of the respective sub-portion of the road journey.. .
Nokia Technologies Oy

Industrial vehicle with feature-based localization and navigation

An industrial vehicle is provided comprising a drive mechanism, a steering mechanism, a vehicle controller, a camera, and a navigation module. The camera is communicatively coupled to the navigation module, the vehicle controller is responsive to commands from the navigation module, and the drive mechanism and the steering mechanism are responsive to commands from the vehicle controller.
Crown Equipment Corporation

Indoor navigation system and method based on relevancy of road signs

Disclosed is an indoor navigation system based on relevancy of road signs, which includes a plurality of position flags and a navigation device. The plurality of position flags are connected to one another by a plurality of roads, where the roads are assigned with a plurality road codes having continuity.

Systems and methods to determine a location of a mobile device

Systems and methods to determine a location of a mobile device by combining a radio frequency navigation system and an inertial navigation system, where the radio frequency navigation system determines a location of the mobile device in reference to a map of radio frequency signals and the inertial navigation system based on dead reckoning the position of the mobile device based on measurements from motion sensors. When the radio frequency navigation system produces accurate results, the mobile device automatically re-initializes the inertial navigation system using the accurate result from the radio frequency navigation system..
Westfield Retail Solutions, Inc.

Navigation terminal, navigation system, wearable terminal, navigation method, and recording medium

A navigation terminal includes a communicator, an alerter, and a processor. The processor obtains destination information indicating a user's destination, obtains first location information indicating the location of the navigation terminal, starts navigation according to a route calculated based on the destination information and the first location information, obtains second location information indicating the location of the navigation terminal after starting the navigation, starts the alerter when the distance from the location indicated by the second location information to a predetermined spot on the route becomes smaller than or equal to the first distance, and causes the communicator to transmit a control signal to a wearable terminal of the user to vibrate a vibrator in the wearable terminal when the distance from the location indicated by the second location information to the predetermined spot becomes smaller than or equal to a second distance smaller than the first distance..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation Of America

Focused based depth map acquisition

A medical navigation system is provided for acquiring a depth map of a surgical site of interest in a patient. The medical navigation system comprises a camera, a light projecting device, a display, and a controller.

Mobility bonding network

Embodiments of the disclosure provide a mobile-specific intermediary replacement for the toll free service. This mobile intermediary entity or service can provide four primary call invocation types.
Avaya Inc.

Method and system for providing information of stored object

Methods and devices for providing information of a stored object are disclosed. An example method may comprise: acquiring a three-dimensional spatial model of a storage space, the three-dimensional spatial model comprising storage location information corresponding to at least one object stored inside the storage space; determining a target object stored inside the storage space, and determining a target storage location of the target stored object based on the three-dimensional spatial model; obtaining a navigation route based on location information of an augmented reality (ar) device and the target storage location; and rendering corresponding navigation information over the storage space as viewed from the ar device..
Cainiao Smart Logistics Holding Limited

Closed loop business administration process

The problem of business reliance on expert judgement is solved through charge number coding with an added code line for the complexity or work difficulty (a ‘complexity factor’). A complete charge number code provides the means to automate many business functions that are traditionally conducted through expert judgment.

Method and system for causal analysis of operational outcomes

The present invention relates to the creation of a method and system for the analysis of the operations of an organisation with regard to their achievement of organisation outcomes, by the generation of causal modelling systems and the implementation of the same in conjunction with a landscape model of the organisation. A visual generation system to allow user interaction with a display screen is also provided to allow the navigation of the properties of the organisation and outcomes within the organisation to be selected and analysed..
Mood Enterprises Limited

Touchless user interface navigation using gestures

An example method includes displaying, by a display (104) of a wearable device (100), a content card (114b); receiving, by the wearable device, motion data generated by a motion sensor (102) of the wearable device that represents motion of a forearm of a user of the wearable device; responsive to determining, based on the motion data, that the user has performed a movement that includes a supination of the forearm followed by a pronation of the forearm at an acceleration that is less than an acceleration of the supination, displaying, by the display, a next content card (114c); and responsive to determining, based on the motion data, that the user has performed a movement that includes a supination of the forearm followed by a pronation of the forearm at an acceleration that is greater than an acceleration of the supination, displaying, by the display, a previous content card (114a).. .
Google Llc

Autonomous personal mobility systems

Autonomous personal mobility systems including one or more personal mobility vehicles, each personal mobility vehicle including a navigation system configured to provide autonomous point-to-point navigation within a specified geographic area, and one or more sensors configured to detect obstructions proximate to the personal mobility vehicle, so as to enable the navigation system to avoid the detected obstructions. The system includes one or more kiosks configured to store the one or more personal mobility vehicles and charge the one or more personal mobility vehicles while stored.
Ford Global Technologies Llc

Navigating a vehicle based on a detected barrier

Systems and methods are provided for navigating an autonomous vehicle. In one implementation, a system for navigating a vehicle includes at least one processing device programmed to receive, from an image capture device, a plurality of images associated with an environment of the vehicle, analyze at least one of the plurality of images to identify a navigable region in the environment of the vehicle, identify, based on the at least one of the plurality of images, at least one barrier associated with an edge of the navigable region, and determine a type of the at least one barrier.
Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.

Dynamic positioning of mobile offshore drilling unit

A system dynamically controls position of a mobile offshore drilling unit relative to a subsea operation, an offshore location, or the like. The system has navigation units, acoustic units, and inertial units.
Rowan Companies, Inc.

Unmanned aerial vehicle systems and methods of use

An improved unmanned aerial vehicular system having a rotor head assembly with any balanced number of rotary wings or blades, a generally tubular body assembly, a gimballed neck connecting the head to the body, and a navigation, communications and control unit such as for military and humanitarian operations, including payload delivery and pickup. The vehicle is generally guided using a global positioning satellite signal, and by pre-programmed or real time targeting.

System and registration of survey points

The invention relates to a survey system comprising an antenna, a sensor, and a control unit. The antenna is configured for receiving one or more positioning signal, such as for example global navigation satellite system (gnss) signals.
Trimble Inc.

Detection module of a disturbance signal during initial receiving by a receiver of navigation information, receiver comprising such module, associated method and computer program product

A module making it possible to detect a disturbance signal during initial receiving by a receiver of navigation information, the receiver including a plurality of elementary antennas able to receive, in a plurality of arrival directions, electromagnetic signals including navigation information, a forming unit able to form a resultant signal from the electromagnetic signals and a processing unit able to process the resultant signal, the detection module being integrated into the forming unit and able to receive the electromagnetic signals coming from each of the elementary antennas, analyze the signals and detect a disturbance signal when the receiver is started cold in case of detection of a favored arrival direction of some of the electromagnetic signals.. .
Thales

Aircraft navigation light ads-b radio

The ads-b radio extracts mode transponder data from parasitic oscillations on the aircraft power line induced by transmissions of ownship radar transponder reply signals. The radio is configured for replacement installation of an aircraft lighting assembly, and connection thereby to legacy onboard power sources without resorting to wireless or wired radar transponder, or pneumatic connections..
Uavionix Corporation

Suppressing rerouting for intentional circumstances

A method, computer program product, and system for suppressing rerouting in a navigational system which includes a processor monitoring movements of a vehicle relative to a planned route generated by a navigational system, where the planned route includes a trip from a point of origin to a destination and the navigational system includes program(s) providing navigational assistance to a driver during the trip. The processor detects a first movement of the vehicle which is a deviation from the planned route.
International Business Machines Corporation

Navigation apparatus, vehicle including the same, and controlling the vehicle

Disclosed herein is a navigation apparatus that includes a receiver and a controller. The receiver may receive a plurality of events related to traffic information.
Hyundai Mnsoft, Inc.

Display and operating device for a vehicle component

The invention relates to a display and operating device (10) for at least one vehicle component, in particular a radio, a cd and/or dvd player or similar audio and/or video player, a navigation device, an infotainment device, a heating, ventilating or aid condition control unit, or a human-machine interface, which is provided with a mechanical control element (18) for setting an operational parameter of at least one first vehicle component and a touch screen (12) for outputting information, and control keys (14) and/or other operational parameters for the first vehicle component and/or at least one second vehicle component. The touch screen (12) comprises a recess (16) and the mechanical operating element (18) is arranged in the recess (16) of the touch screen (12)..
Behr-hella Thermocontrol Gmbh

Laser leveling navigation apparatus and system

Two or more laser leveling apparatuses are joined together to form a composite laser leveling apparatus. Lasers are affixed to the composite apparatus for illuminating a laser line on a surface providing guidance for ultraviolet (uv) curing of a uv coating applied to the surface during operation of a uv curing device..
Ultra V Coating, Llc

Dynamic 3d lung map view for tool navigation inside the lung

A method for implementing a dynamic three-dimensional lung map view for navigating a probe inside a patient's lungs includes loading a navigation plan into a navigation system, the navigation plan including a planned pathway shown in a 3d model generated from a plurality of ct images, inserting the probe into a patient's airways, registering a sensed location of the probe with the planned pathway, selecting a target in the navigation plan, presenting a view of the 3d model showing the planned pathway and indicating the sensed location of the probe, navigating the probe through the airways of the patient's lungs toward the target, iteratively adjusting the presented view of the 3d model showing the planned pathway based on the sensed location of the probe, and updating the presented view by removing at least a part of an object forming part of the 3d model.. .
Covidien Lp

Browser activity replay with advanced navigation

Aspects include capturing and replaying activities conducted during a web browsing session. Activities conducted by a user via browser application at a website are received at a computer processor.
International Business Machines Corporation

Method and vehicle traffic control system

A vehicle and method of operating a vehicle in a vehicle traffic control system includes receiving a grid projection from a grid generator, generating a navigation output, transmitting the navigation output to the vehicle traffic control system, receiving the vehicle traffic control plan from the vehicle traffic control system, and operating the vehicle.. .
Ge Aviation Systems, Llc

Electronic access control and location tracking system

A method and system that allows authorized individuals access into controlled access locations and the ability to grant temporary and limited access to guests into these locations. The method and system allows for navigational services to be provided to members and guests, and real-time tracking and confirmation to members and administrators that guests have arrived at their destination and did not enter any unauthorized areas.
Collateral Opportunities, Llc

System and methods for drone-based vehicle status determination

Exemplary embodiments relate to a drone system including a drone configured for navigation of an outdoor facility and equipped with an rfid reader, an optical code reader, and at least one of powertrain control module data receiver and an electronic control module data receiver. The system includes a computing system in communication with the drone..
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

Presentation and sorting of email

The system provides a method and process for displaying and sorting messages in a communication system. The system allows multiple folders of messages to be opened simultaneously.
Bitvore Corp.

Synchronized calendar and timeline adaptive user interface

A system, computer-readable medium, and computer-implemented method, including receiving first temporal information relating to one or more calendar events, the calendar events each having a duration equal to a day or less; receiving second temporal information relating to one or more timeline events, the timeline events each having a duration equal to or greater than a day; generating a user interface including user interface representations of an integrated calendar and timeline visualization to, in response to user input, navigate and control aspects of both the calendar events and the timeline events; and presenting, in response to user input via the user interface, a synchronized navigation and control of both the calendar events and the timeline events.. .
Sap Se

System and creating a universally compatible application development system

A software application development system and method for producing, delivering and displaying scalable, adaptable, interchangeable software applications that provide universal consistency, operability and compatibility on any hardware and/or operating system of any digital device. The system and method providing through a distinctive hierarchical access navigation and menu system seamless integration of a plurality of software applications, external applications, web pages, and url's without exiting a defined core application environment.

Method and system for implementing content navigation or selection using touch-based input

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing media content streaming or playback, and, more particularly, for implementing content navigation or selection using touch-based input. In various embodiments, a computing system might display a first video content on a display screen of a main display device and on a touchscreen display of a user device, the first video content displayed on one mirroring that displayed on the other.
Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

Navigation of data set preparation

A user interface having components that each provide a view on underlying data, and controls for preparing the data. This allows the user to have a wide variety of views on the data set, and corresponding controls appropriate for that view.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Shared inter-operational control among multiple computing devices

A collaborative computing device group operative under a shared multiple discrete desktop user interface is established from a first desktop of a first computing device and a different discrete desktop of a second computing device physically located in user visual proximity to the first computing device. A color-coded graphical representation of a user-interface control port that allows authorized cursor navigation to and from the second computing device is displayed on the first desktop oriented in a respective direction of the second computing device.
International Business Machines Corporation

Intelligent support recommendations for snap-ins

A non-transitory tangible computer readable medium containing instructions configured to cause one or more processors to execute a process. The process comprises monitoring user input, preferences, and navigation patterns of a website or computer application on a user computer device, such as a computer, phone, or tablet.
Salesforce.com, Inc.

Using optical sensors to resolve vehicle heading issues

A control system fuses different sensor data together to determine an orientation of a vehicle. The control system receives visual heading data for the vehicle from a camera system, global navigation satellite system (gnss) heading data from a gnss system, and inertial measurement unit (imu) heading data from an imu.
Agjunction Llc

Supervisory control of an unmanned aerial vehicle

An unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) is disclosed that may allow for supervisory control interaction by a remote operator to assist with navigation to a target location. The uav may navigate to a target area and capture and send an image of the target area to the remote operator.
X Development Llc

Apparatus, system and a global navigation satellite system (gnss) measurement

Some demonstrative embodiments include apparatuses, devices, systems and methods of a global navigation satellite system (gnss) measurement. For example, an apparatus may include a gnss receiver including circuitry to receive gnss signals; and at least one gnss processor component configured to determine a plurality of configuration hypotheses including different combinations of one of a plurality of different space vehicle (sv) sets and one of a plurality of different duty cycle profiles, the gnss processor component configured to select from the plurality of configuration hypotheses a selected measurement configuration including a selected sv set and a selected duty cycle profile, based at least on an estimated power consumption corresponding to the selected measurement configuration and an estimated position error corresponding to the selected measurement configuration, the gnss processor component to configure a gnss measurement by the gnss receiver using the selected sv set and according to the selected duty cycle..
Intel Ip Corporation

Methods and devices for compensating misadjustment of a gnss device

This disclosure relates to a control device for compensating misadjustment of a tunable code loop filter of a portable global navigation satellite system (gnss) device due to movement of the gnss device, the control device comprising: a waveform estimator configured to estimate a signal-to-noise ratio (snr) waveform based on an snr of a radio signal received by the gnss device; and a controller configured to tune the code loop filter based on the estimated snr waveform to compensate for misadjustment of the code loop filter due to movement of the gnss device.. .
Intel Corporation

Method for tracking the navigation of a mobile carrier with an extended kalman filter

The invention proposes a method for tracking the navigation of a mobile carrier, in which an extended kalman filter estimates, over successive iterations, a navigation state of the carrier, one iteration of the filter comprising steps of: propagating a previous navigation state of the carrier into a propagated state according to a kinematic model and/or measurements acquired by at least one inertial sensor, updating the propagated state according to measurements acquired by at least one navigation sensor, in which, for at least one navigation variable of the carrier contained in the propagated state, the updating comprises sub-steps of: calculating a linear correction term from an innovation representative of a difference between the measurements acquired by the navigation sensor and the propagated state, calculating an exponential of the linear correction in terms of a lie group, calculating a first correction term expressed in a reference frame that is fixed relative to the carrier, the first correction term depending on said exponential, calculating a second correction term expressed in an inertial reference frame in which the carrier is mobile, by changing the reference frame applied to the first correction term, and adding the second correction term to the value of the variable contained in the propagated state, the state containing the result of this addition being used as the output state of the iteration.. .
Association Pour La Recherche Developpement Des Methodes Et Processus Industriels - A.r.m.i.n.e.s.

Navigation systems and associated methods

navigation systems and associated methods for providing navigation services are provided. Information associated with a desired route for a vehicle, such as a route between a current location and a desired destination, may be determined.
Intel Corporation

Start-of-route map navigation with suppression of off-route feedback

A map navigation tool provides a start-of-route buffer area in which off-route feedback (e.g., audio or visual warnings or alerts) can be suppressed in some circumstances. For example, a mobile computing device implements a map navigation tool that can output off-route feedback when the user strays from a route, but also can suppress off-route feedback when the user is within a start-of-route buffer area.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Generating personalized routes with user route preferences

A navigation device is provided that includes one or more input devices configured to receive starting and ending locations for route navigation, and a processor configured to retrieve user route preferences. The user route preferences may indicate one or more preferred route characteristics.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Interactive glasses and navigation system

The present invention provides interactive glasses including a frame, a lens, and a positioning unit, a processing unit and a display unit all fixed to the frame. The positioning unit is used for obtaining location information of current location of the interactive glasses; the processing unit is used for obtaining a relative location relation between the current location and a target location and the information of a route from the current location to the target location according to the location information of the current location and the target location; and the display unit is used for displaying image information of the route from the current location to the target location.
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

Systems and methods for autonomous drone navigation

Exemplary embodiments relate to an indoor drone system including an autonomous drone configured for autonomous navigation, and a computing system in communication with the autonomous drone. The autonomous drone includes an optical code reader and at least one navigational sensor.
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

Simplified route extension systems and methods

Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods to provide simplified route extension and/or display for autopiloting mobile structures. A route extension system includes a user interface for a mobile structure and a logic device configured to communicate with the user interface.
Flir Belgium Bvba

Steering assist

A steering assist system for an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) receives physical space data for a flight area, and creates a virtual world model to represent the flight area by mapping the physical space data with a physics engine. The steering assist system creates a virtual uav model to represent the uav in the virtual world model.

Rotorcraft autopilot and methods

A helicopter autopilot system includes an inner loop for attitude hold for the flight of the helicopter including a given level of redundancy applied to the inner loop. An outer loop is configured for providing a navigation function with respect to the flight of the helicopter including a different level of redundancy than the inner loop.
Merlin Technology, Inc.

Augmented reality enhanced navigation

A control circuit detects a present navigation concern within a physical boundary such as a building and augments the presentation of a piloted vehicle's pilot's field of view to include cautionary imagery regarding the present navigation concern. Examples of navigation concerns include but are not limited to a risk of colliding with another piloted vehicle, human activity in the physical boundary, and a blocked-passageway state of concern.
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

Autonomous painting systems and related methods

An automated mobile paint robot, according to particular embodiments, comprises: (1) a wheeled base; (2) at least one paint sprayer; (3) at least one pump; (4) a vision system; (5) a gps navigation system; and (5) a computer controller configured to: (a) generate a room painting plan using one or more inputs from the gps navigation system, vision system, etc.; (b) control movement of the automated mobile paint robot across a support surface: (c) use the vision system to position the wheeled base in a suitable position from which to paint a desired area using the at least one paint sprayer; and (d) use the at least one pump to activate the at least one paint sprayer to paint a swath (e.g., swatch) of paint from the suitable position.. .
Integrated Construction Enterprises, Inc.

Surgical navigation systems and methods

A system, including various apparatus and methods, for surgical navigation is provided. The system is configured to track the spine of a patient by capturing images via one or more cameras.
Nuvasive, Inc.

Intelligent orthopedic surgical system

An intelligent orthopedic surgical system comprises a switcher, a surgical location device, a surgical planning and monitoring device connected to the switcher, a c-arm x-ray apparatus and an orthopedic surgical robot. The orthopedic surgical robot comprises a robot body, a robot arm fixed to the robot body, an intelligent bone drill fixed to the robot arm, a communication module, a robot arm control module, an intelligent bone drill control module and a surgical robot electrical control module.
Shenzhen Xinjunte Smart Medical Equipment Co., Ltd

C-arm x-ray apparatus with surgical positioning and linear navigation function

A c-arm x-ray apparatus with a surgical positioning and linear navigation function is provided. The apparatus includes a c-arm, an image enhancer, an x-ray tube, a support frame, a trolley, a monitor and a central controller.
Hangzhou Santan Medical Technology Co., Ltd

Residue spread control using operator input of wind direction and combine bearing

A residue spreader control system for an agricultural combine is provided that includes an operator input device for entering a wind direction and wind speed, a satellite navigation receiver for providing signals indicating the bearing of the agricultural combine, a residue spreader including crop residue deflectors at the rear of the combine that are movable by an actuator to steer the crop residue to the left or the right of the rear of the combine, and an ecu connected to all of these devices to receive the wind direction and/or speed from the operator, to determine the bearing of the combine traveling through the field harvesting crops, and to calculate a control signal to applied to the actuator, wherein the control signal repositions the actuator and crop deflectors to counteract the effects of wind improperly blowing the residue off to one side of the combine.. .
Deere & Company

Residue spread control using crop deflector commands input by the operator and satnav combine bearing

A residue spreader control system for an agricultural combine is provided that includes an operator input device for entering a residue spreader setting, a satellite navigation receiver for providing signals indicating the bearing of the agricultural combine, a residue spreader including crop residue deflectors at the rear of the combine that are movable by an actuator to steer the crop residue to the left or the right of the rear of the combine, and an ecu connected to all of these devices, wherein the ecu is configured to store the bearing of the agricultural combine in association with the residue spreader setting.. .
Deere & Company

Control unit

The invention relates to a control unit (10; 10a to 10d), particularly for vehicle navigation, having a housing (13) that consists of at least two housing elements (11, 12; 61, 65, 72; 75), having at least one circuit carrier (16; 16a; 64; 81) on which at least one heat-generating component (1) is arranged, having a thermal transfer element (30; 61), made of metal, for dissipating the heat generated by the at least one heat-generating component (1), having at least one sensor element (40, 41) that is connected at least indirectly to the at least one circuit carrier (16; 16a; 64; 81), having at least one plug connection body (35), made of plastic, having connection elements (36) for making electrical contact with the at least one circuit carrier (16; 16a; 64; 81), wherein the plug connection body (35) is formed in the region of a frame-like or cover-like housing element (12; 65;75), made of plastic, so as to be integral therewith or as a component that is separate from the housing element (12; 65; 75).. .
Robert Bosch Gmbh

System for protected location beacon code generation

Whereby navigation via the location beacons is enabled.. .

Defining a contextual geofence

Examples generate a route point radius for a geofence. A point of interest (poi) is identified.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Method and system for map generation for location and navigation with user sharing/social networking

Methods and systems for map generation for location and navigation with user sharing/social networking may comprise determining a position of a wireless communication device (wcd) and capturing images of the surroundings of the wcd. Data associated with objects in the surroundings of said wireless communication device may be extracted from the captured images, positions of the objects may be determined, and the determined positions and the data may then be uploaded to a database.
Maxlinear, Inc.

Emergency route broadcasting

Methods, systems and computer program products for updating a route of a vehicle based on a broadcast emergency signal are provided. Aspects include receiving, by a navigational device associated with the vehicle, the broadcast emergency signal indicating a route of an emergency vehicle and determining, by the navigational device, whether the route of the vehicle associated with the navigational device overlaps with the route of the emergency vehicle.
International Business Machines Corporation

Traffic hindrance risk prediction apparatus

An apparatus for predicting a traffic hindrance risk having a traffic hindrance information generating server configured to generate traffic hindrance information encompassing congestion degree information including a current congestion degree obtained from a current value of driving data transmitted as probe data regarding a driving route from a vehicle equipped with a navigation system and a statistical congestion degree obtained from a statistical value of the current value of driving data in a certain previous period and a weather information generating server configured to generate weather information from weather data distributed by a meteorological agency with respect to an area including the driving route based on an weather model. In the apparatus, a traffic hindrance occurrence risk possibility of traffic hindrance occurrence with respect to the driving route is predicted from the congestion degree and weather information..
Japan Weather Association

Visualisation and navigation of transmedia content data

A method of rendering content items on a display via an electronic device involves mapping linked content items to a three-dimensional object defined by layout data. The layout data is then transmitted to an electronic device for display..
Eth Zürich (eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich)

System and methods for formation of structured data from unstructured data

Improved methods for navigation between fields in a form or other document, and a more efficient process for data entry by a user. In some embodiments, techniques are used to convert or associate unstructured data entries with corresponding fields or regions into which the data should be placed..
Netsuite Inc.

Intelligent navigation via a transient user interface control

Examples provide for intelligent navigation of hierarchical groups of items. A current level of items being viewed by a user is automatically detected in response to a context change.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Navigating a set of selectable items in a user interface

A method of navigation of a set of selectable items in a user interface of an electronic device is provided. A set of selectable items are retrieved and divided into a plurality of successive rows.
Flow Labs, Inc.

Computing device with improved user interface for applications

The present invention offers a snap-shot view which brings together, in one summary window, a limited list of common functions and commonly accessed stored data which itself can be reached directly from the main menu listing some or all applications. This yields many advantages in ease and speed of navigation, particularly on small screen devices..
Conversant Wireless Licensing S.a R.l.

Active path menu navigation system

Disclosed is a method of navigating an information structure comprising: providing a graphical menu interface displaying the items of a given level of the information structure and enabling selection thereof; dynamically constructing an active path as a sequence of active links after an item of the information structure has been selected; said active links allowing the display of one or more items on a given level of the information structure; and said active links allowing a user to access an item in the information structure by selecting from the one or more items displayed by one of the active links on the active path.. .

Navigation in augmented reality via a transient user interface control

Examples provide for intelligent navigation of informational items within an augmented reality environment. A hierarchical set of informational items within the augmented reality environment is automatically generated.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Multi-sensor fusion for robust autonomous flight in indoor and outdoor environments with a rotorcraft micro-aerial vehicle (mav)

The subject matter described herein includes a modular and extensible approach to integrate noisy measurements from multiple heterogeneous sensors that yield either absolute or relative observations at different and varying time intervals, and to provide smooth and globally consistent estimates of position in real time for autonomous flight. We describe the development of the algorithms and software architecture for a new 1.9 kg mav platform equipped with an imu, laser scanner, stereo cameras, pressure altimeter, magnetometer, and a gps receiver, in which the state estimation and control are performed onboard on an intel nuc 3rd generation i3 processor.
The Trustees Of The University Of Pennsylvania

Autonomous robotic airship inspection system for large-scale tank interiors

Designing intrinsically safe robotic inspection systems used for unmanned navigation and inspection of large tanks with hazardous and explosive atmosphere is challenging. The disclosed methods and devices provide solutions to overcome such challenge.
Chevron U.s.a. Inc.

Identification information for warehouse navigation

An example method includes receiving image data captured by a sensor on a robotic device. The robotic device is in a warehouse, including multiple inventory items stored at storage locations in the warehouse.
X Development Llc

Time-dependent navigation of telepresence robots

A telepresence robot may include a drive system, a control system, an imaging system, and a mapping module. The mapping module may access a map of an area and tags associated with the area.
Irobot Corporation

Batch processing for gnss signal processing in a user satellite

The disclosure herein relates to a receiver for use in a user satellite, located among other things partly or wholly on orbits remote from earth, for example. The receiver comprises a receiving unit and a processing unit.
Airbus Defence And Space Gmbh

Receiver and operation with different satellite navigation systems

A method of determining a navigational position from satellite navigation signals includes receiving at a satellite navigation receiver a plurality of satellite navigation signals, where each respective satellite navigation signal was transmitted by a respective satellite each of which belongs to one of a plurality of satellite navigation system. Each respective satellite navigation signal transmitted by the respective satellite includes time data based on a time base of a respective satellite navigation system to which the respective satellite belongs.
Marvell World Trade Ltd.

Gps jammer & spoofer detection

A method for determining the presence of interference on a gps receiver is described. The method involves monitoring global positioning system data received by a receiver under known non-interfering conditions, storing the data for analysis and, at a later time, comparing the data, over a period of time, with the position output of a pure inertial navigation system to determine the presence of characteristics indicating interference..
Bae Systems Information And Electronic Systems Integration Inc.

Cross correlation detection in a satellite navigation receiver

A method and a system for detecting cross correlation in a satellite navigation receiver (snr) in real tune are provided. The snr parallelly receives navigation signals from multiple satellites via multiple input channels.
Accord Software & Systems Pvt Ltd

Discovering points of entry to a location

Some embodiments provide a method for identifying one or more entrances to a point of interest or commercial entity (e.g., a shopping mall, a store, a business, etc.) using crowd sourced data received from a set of mobile devices over a specific period of time. The method identifies one or more points of entry to an enclosed area (e.g., a parking garage) associated with a point of interest (poi), as well as one or more points of entry to a building associated with the poi (e.g., a museum).
Apple Inc.

Navigation system including navigation server, mobile terminals, and beacon signal generating devices

A navigation server includes a network interface controller through which identification information and movement line information of a mobile terminal are received from the mobile terminal, the movement line information including location information and a timestamp, a storage device in which movement line data of the mobile terminal and location data of different places are stored, and a processor configured to extract the movement line data from the movement line information and record the extracted movement line data in the storage device. The processor, in response to a search criteria received from the mobile terminal through the network interface controller, generates using the movement line data and the location data of the different places, a navigation map that shows a place that is located along a route defined by the movement line data and meets the search criteria, and transmits the navigation map to the mobile terminal for display..
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

Route modification based on receiving a broadcast emergency vehicle route

Methods, systems and computer program products for updating a route of a vehicle based on a broadcast emergency signal are provided. Aspects include receiving, by a navigational device associated with the vehicle, the broadcast emergency signal indicating a route of an emergency vehicle and determining, by the navigational device, whether the route of the vehicle associated with the navigational device overlaps with the route of the emergency vehicle.
International Business Machines Corporation

An apparatus and associated methods for use in live navigation

An apparatus comprising a processor and memory including computer program code, the memory and computer program code configured to, with the processor, enable the apparatus at least to: for a defined road journey through a road network from a start location lo an end location, assign respective sub-portions of the defined road journey to each of a group of mobile devices associated with one or more travellers for the road journey according to at least one predefmed assignment criterion, wherein each of the group of mobile devices is configured for provision of live mapping data for live navigation of the respective sub-portion of the road journey, and wherein the at least one predefmed assignment criterion comprises a discontinuity criterion configured to assign two or more consecutive sub-portions of the road journey to be discontinuous.. .
Nokia Technologies Oy

Time regulated navigation of travel through an airport

A mobile device providing time regulated navigational guidance for travel to a flight gate in an airport terminal, based on the time for boarding the flight, the preferences of the traveler, estimated transit times on various segments of a route to the gate from a starting point of the travel (or the current location of the mobile device) involving different transportation modalities, and wait times at various queues in the airport. Notifications and/or reminders are provided according to the time estimates to guide the travel for timely travel to the gate and optionally recommend points of interests on the way to the gate within the time constraint..
Onemarket Network Llc

Calibrating inertial navigation data using tire pressure monitoring system signals

A system includes a tire pressure monitoring system (tpms) module coupled with a wheel on a vehicle and a vehicle navigation system of the vehicle. A method entails determining a movement signal at the tpms module and receiving the movement signal at the vehicle navigation system.
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.

System and creating, storing and utilizing images of a geographical location

A system and method synthesizing images of a locale to generate a composite image that provide a panoramic view of the locale. A video camera moves along a street recording images of objects along the street.
Vederi, Llc

Drone-carrier brokering

In an example, there is disclosed a drone operator computing apparatus having: a network interface; and one or more logic elements providing a broker agent to: communicatively couple to a drone brokerage engine via the network interface; send a carrier request comprising a request for a carrier to carry a drone through a prohibitive zone; receive a brokered carrier response comprising an engage point; and dispatch the drone to the engage point. There is also disclosed a drone having a navigation engine to proceed to the engage point and engage a carrier.
Intel Corporation

Situational command and control of drones

Disclosed herein is a drone. The drone may comprise a flight mechanism, a receiver, and a navigation transmitter.

Methods and adaptively assisting developmentally disabled or cognitively impaired drivers

Methods and apparatus for adaptively assisting developmentally disabled or cognitively impaired drivers are disclosed. An apparatus comprises a user interface.
Ford Motor Company

Suction device for use in image-guided sinus medical procedure

An apparatus includes a navigational guidewire and a suction device. The navigational guidewire includes a sensing element, an outer member and a conductor.
Acclarent, Inc.

Systems and methods for performing a surgical navigation procedure

A system and method for performing a navigation procedure including a surgical tool, an imaging device, and a computing device. The surgical tool is navigated to a target tissue located in a target area to perform a surgical procedure on the target tissue.
Covidien Lp

Association functionality in a mobile monitoring device

A mobile monitoring device for continual remote monitoring of a condition is provided. The device includes a sensor module for producing sensor module data including inertial navigation data.

Content navigation guide

A program guide, such as an electronic program guide (epg), may be used to display information regarding upcoming scheduled transmissions of content. The display may include thumbnail images for selected groups of programs, and the images may be positioned in a pseudo-random location, and moved along a randomly generated trajectory on the display..
Comcast Interactive Media, Llc

Content pre-render and pre-fetch techniques

Content pre-render and pre-fetch techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a likelihood is predicted of subsequent navigation to content associated with a network address based at least in part on monitored navigation performed by a computing device to one or more network addresses.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Navigation systems for a vehicle and an auxilliary vehicle

A navigation system for a vehicle and an auxiliary vehicle comprises a processing module configured to obtain information on an energy level of a power source in the auxiliary vehicle and determine a remaining traveling range of the auxiliary vehicle based on the energy level; and a navigation module configured to suggest at least one stop for the vehicle between a starting place and a destination based on the remaining traveling range of the auxiliary vehicle and an environment condition.. .
Ford Global Technologies Llc

Route risk mitigation

A method is disclosed for mitigating the risks associated with driving by assigning risk values to road segments and using those risk values to select less risky travel routes. Various approaches to helping users mitigate risk are presented.
Allstate Insurance Company

System and delivering internet advertisements that change between textual and graphical ads on demand by a user

A system and method that delivers advertisements for inclusion in electronic documents, such as web content (e.g., web pages, email, etc.), in a manner that enables transition from a first display format (e.g., a textual format) into a second display format (e.g., an interactive graphical menu-driven format, a larger text ad formation, a movie format, an audio format, etc.) on demand in a rapid fashion. The morphed format may include controls that allow navigation to other pages including some informational pages and some merchant pages for purchasing goods and/or services.
Google Inc.

Vehicle communication system

A communication system for a vehicle includes a communication device disposed in the vehicle. Responsive to the communication device receiving an input from a vehicle system indicative of a potential service need, the communication device requests an input from the driver of the vehicle pertaining to a desired characteristic of a service provider that can address the potential service need.
Magna Electronics Inc.

Digital project management office

A device may receive requests for a set of project management office (pmo) services that are hosted by a set of enterprise project management (epm) systems. The requests may include a first request and the first request includes a pmo service identifier.
Accenture Global Solutions Limited

Detection of operator likelihood of deviation from planned route

Embodiments of the present invention provide detection of operator likelihood of deviation from a planned route. In embodiments, a route is planned on an electronic navigation system.
International Business Machines Corporation

Gesture detection, list navigation, and item selection using a crown and sensors

The present disclosure generally relates to methods and apparatuses for detecting gestures on a reduced-size electronic device at locations off of the display, such as gestures on the housing of the device or on a rotatable input mechanism (e.g., a digital crown) of the device, and responding to the gestures by, for example, navigating lists of items and selecting items from the list; translating the display of an electronic document; or sending audio control data to an external audio device.. .
Apple Inc.

Systems, devices, and methods for providing drone assistance

A technique for providing drone assistance is discussed. A computing device is in wireless communication with a mobile electronic device and an aerial drone.
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

Cross correlation detection in a satellite navigation receiver

A method and a system for defecting cross correlation in a satellite navigation receiver (snr) in real time are provided. The snr parallelly receives navigation signals from multiple satellites via multiple input channels.
Accord Software & Systems Pvt Ltd

Araim clustering distribution improvement

A gnss receiver comprising at least one processing device configured to, in at least one first process: group satellites into subsets for a first distribution, each satellite included in one subset, each subset includes at least one satellite and less than all satellites, at least one subset includes more than one satellite; store the first distribution in memory as primary distribution; calculate a protection level based on navigation sub-solutions calculated using the first distribution; determine whether a new distribution of satellites is needed; when new distribution is not needed, the processing device configured to recalculate the protection level based on second navigation sub-solutions calculated using the first distribution; when new distribution is needed, the processing device configured to: group satellites into subsets for a second distribution; store the second distribution in memory as the primary distribution; recalculate the protection level based on third navigation sub-solutions calculated using the second distribution.. .
Honeywell International Inc.

Agile navigation and guidance enabled by lidar (angel)

A low size, weight, and power (swap) agile navigation and guidance enabled by lidar (angel) sensor system that enables deployment on a wide variety of air and surface vehicle that have need of accurate situation awareness and have need of timely warning of potential objects that may cause collisions. A highly functional lidar sensor system provides accurate and timely detection and localization of potential threat objects.
Irvine Sensors Corporation

Providing road guidance based on road attributes and directions

A method for providing road guidance on a navigation system. The navigation system determines a moving direction of a cursor on a map of the navigation system, wherein the cursor is movable by a user.
International Business Machines Corporation

Providing road guidance based on road attributes and directions

A computer program product and a computer system for providing road guidance on a navigation system. The navigation system determines a moving direction of a cursor on a map of the navigation system, wherein the cursor is movable by a user.
International Business Machines Corporation

Providing road guidance based on road attributes and directions

A method, a computer program product, and a computer system for providing road guidance on a navigation system. The navigation system determines a moving direction of a cursor on a map of the navigation system, wherein the cursor is movable by a user.
International Business Machines Corporation

Navigation based on vehicle dimensions

A system for vehicle navigation may include a recognition circuit and a navigation circuit. The recognition circuit may determine a vehicle type based on received vehicle data.
Intel Ip Corporation

Star tracker-aided airborne or spacecraft terrestrial landmark navigation system

Methods and apparatus automatically determine a location, such as of an aircraft or spacecraft, by matching images of terrain below the craft, as captured by a camera, radar, etc. In the craft, with known or predicted terrain landmark data stored in an electronic data store.
The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.

Cognitive load routing metric for vehicle guidance

A method for routing a vehicle includes receiving a current location for the vehicle and a destination location for the vehicle and identifying candidate navigation routes extending between the current location and the destination location. The method also includes determining a cognitive load parameter for each candidate navigation route and determining a cost value for a cost function for each candidate navigation route.
Apple Inc.

Computer implemented interactive locating products and services

The present disclosure relates to products and services locating systems, and discloses an interactive system for locating products and services with voice/chat enabled assistance. It helps customers in identifying location and availability of products based on current inventory of stocks in various stores, and also helps customers in identifying location of different services and offers provided by different services providers.
Zensar Technologies Limited

Navigation apparatus, vehicle including the navigation apparatus, and controlling the vehicle

A navigation apparatus includes a receiver for receiving weather information for one or more areas, a map data storage in which map data is stored, and a controller for generating one or more path sections using the weather information for the one or more areas and for determining a driving path for consuming a minimum amount of air conditioning power using the weather information and the map data for each path section.. .
Hyundai Motor Company

Augmented operation of navigation apparatus

Augmented operation of navigation apparatus, including determining that a timer condition is met by a temporal proximity timer of a predefined temporal proximity action plan, wherein the temporal proximity timer is updated by navigation apparatus based on an estimated time of arrival at a destination of a moving entity tracked by the navigation apparatus, and performing, responsive to determining that the timer condition is met, a predefined temporal proximity action associated with the predefined temporal proximity action plan.. .
International Business Machines Corporation

System for integrating hours of service (hos) with a vehicle's navigation system

A transportation management system that includes tools for generating an optimized trip plan that can be updated, such as based on driver input, during implementation of a planned trip. The system includes a comprehensive trip optimization tool that generates a trip plan with fuel stop and rest stop optimization.
Trimble Inc.

Vehicle navigation by dead reckoning and gnss-aided map-matching

Dead reckoning combined with gnss-aided map-matching improves accuracy and reliability of vehicle navigation. A map-match navigation module in a handheld device sends map-match feedback messages to a vehicle state estimator via a port.
Trimble Inc.

Systems and methods of navigation using a sextant and an electronic artificial horizon

Systems and methods for navigation using a sextant and an electronic artificial horizon are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method for determining a position of an observer includes: establishing a horizontal position of an artificial horizon mirror based on at least one accelerometer; aligning a sextant toward a celestial body; and measuring an altitude angle of the celestial body at least in part based on a portion of light from the celestial body being reflected from the artificial horizon mirror onto the sextant..

System, apparatus and methodology for flight operation imaging

A system, apparatus and methodology for pilot navigation employing dynamic visual displays of geographical features along with dynamically-computed flight paths and dynamic visual feedback of image footprints, including better imaging of coastlines and other aerially-observed geographical features.. .
Noaa Technology Partnerships Office

Opportunistic sensor fusion algorithm for autonomous guidance while drilling

Described is a system for estimating a trajectory of a borehole. The system processes signals of sensor streams obtained from an inertial sensor system.
Hrl Laboratories, Llc

Systems and methods for forecasting and reducing the occurrence of tire overspeed events during aircraft takeoff and landing

Avionic systems and methods are provided for forecasting and reducing the likelihood of tire overspeed events during aircraft (a/c) runway procedures, such as takeoff and landing procedures. In one embodiment, the avionic system includes a controller coupled to at least one runway procedure data source, such as pilot input interface, a flight management system, atmospheric data sensors, or a navigational database.
Honeywell International Inc.

System for predictive chassis control for an off-road utility vehicle

A system for predictive chassis control including a wheel-spring device controllable with respect to a damping or suspension characteristic, a sensor for ascertaining a force profile of a disturbance acting on the wheel-spring device, and a navigation for ascertaining a current geoposition of the off-road utility vehicle in the form of an associated position data. The system includes a memory unit and a control unit for saving the force profile induced by the disturbance or a quantity derived therefrom.
Deere & Company

Mobile robot with collision anticipation

The invention relates to a mobile robot having running gear and at least one robot arm mounted on the running gear, a sensor system for sensing obstacles in the surroundings of the robot and a navigation unit for laying down a route along which the running gear can be moved while avoiding the obstacles, and a control unit for the robot arm which is adapted to lay down a permissible position for the robot arm by reference to the obstacles sensed and the route.. .
Abb Gomtec Gmbh

Universal shaft for magnetic manipulation of catheters

A magnetically-guided catheter includes a tip positioning magnet in the distal end portion thereof configured to interact with externally applied magnetic fields for magnetically-guided movement. The magnet may be geometrically asymmetric, for example, a c-shape in radial cross-section, so as to allow side-loading of an irrigation fluid lumen and other wire(s) or lines during fabrication.
St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.

Design of handle set for ablation catheter with indicators of catheter and tissue parameters

An electrode coupling output system provides indication to the physician, via electrode guidance instrumentation, concerning the electrical coupling of an electrode, such as an ablative or mapping electrode, with a patient. The output can be provided to the physician via an output device incorporated into the handle set of the electrode catheter.
St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.

Sensing device for shopping cart

A sensing device is paired with a shopping cart for assisting an operator of the shopping cart, and comprises a sensor unit that receives and processes telemetry data received from a context source; a processor that reads the telemetry data from the sensor unit; and a transmitter that wirelessly transmits the read telemetry data directly from the sensing device to a mobile computing device. The read telemetry data is processed by the mobile computing device to perform a navigation operation..
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

Vehicle telematics services in coordination with a handheld wireless device

A system and method of performing vehicle navigation services in coordination with a handheld wireless device that involves determining a vehicle location at a vehicle using a vehicle telematics unit of the vehicle; identifying a plurality of points-of-interest (pois) within a predetermined range of the vehicle location; detecting a vehicle occupant has exited the vehicle; sending an instruction from the vehicle that directs a handheld wireless device associated with the vehicle occupant or the vehicle to begin generating location data; and receiving the location data from the handheld wireless device.. .
General Motors Llc

Method for guiding an emergency vehicle using an unmanned aerial vehicle

A method for guiding an emergency vehicle to an emergency site includes receiving an emergency dispatch message including a location of an emergency. Present location information is received for an emergency vehicle.
International Business Machines Corporation

Systems, apparatus, and methods for improving safety related to movable/ moving objects

Systems, apparatus, and methods for collecting, analyzing, and/or communicating information related to movable/moving objects are described. In some embodiments, a mobile computing device is configured to be carried by, attached to, and/or embedded within a moveable object.
Nodal Inc.

Apparatus and controlling parking

An apparatus for controlling parking includes a parking situation recognizer recognizing a parking situation of a vehicle based on information received from navigation and converting an operation mode of the vehicle into a parking mode; a parking space searcher setting an operation sensor based on information on a parking zone received from the navigation at the time of performing the conversion into the parking mode, and searching for a parking space using the operation sensor; and a parking controller configured to control the parking of the vehicle based on the searched parking space.. .
Hyundai Motor Company

Wrong way indication beacon and related methods

A wrong way vehicle detection system may include a warning station, a communications device and a controller to operate a forward facing movement sensor at the warning station to detect a wrong way vehicle on the roadway, and responsive to the detection of the wrong way vehicle on the roadway by the forward facing movement sensor, activate at least one flashing beacon and operate a rear facing movement sensor at the warning station to detect movement of the wrong way vehicle beyond the warning station. The controller may also, responsive to detection of the wrong way vehicle moving beyond the warning station, send a wrong way vehicle detection alert via the communications device.
Central Florida Expressway Authority

Digital content interaction and navigation in virtual and augmented reality

Digital content interaction and navigation techniques and systems in virtual and augmented reality are described. In one example, techniques are employed to aid user interaction within a physical environment in which the user is disposed while viewing a virtual or augmented reality environment.
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Steering wheel hard switch for control of mid software switches

A vehicular human-machine interface, a dashboard and a method of providing information to a driver of a vehicle. The interface includes a multi-information display that provides a driver icons that are representative of a vehicle systems such that the driver can view, and if necessary, control through the interface.
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

Audio-visual navigation and communication

Communicating information through a user platform by representing, on a user platform visual display, spatial publishing objects as entities at locations within a three-dimensional spatial publishing object space. Each spatial publishing object associated with information, and each presenting a subset of the associated information.
Aq Media, Inc.

Semantic card view

Architecture that enables a card interaction model that can present cards in different ways. When a user performs tasks, new stacked cards (one card on top of another card) corresponding to those tasks open in a left pane over the top of a background canvas (a card overlay of the underlying canvas).
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Interactive navigation environment for building performance visualization

A tool for providing a visualization of a system may reveal an interactive navigation environment for building performance observation and assessment. The tool may be associated with a processor.
Honeywell International Inc.

Systems and methods for configurable operation of a robot based on area classification

A method of operating a mobile robot includes generating a segmentation map defining respective regions of a surface based on occupancy data that is collected by a mobile robot responsive to navigation of the surface, identifying sub-regions of at least one of the respective regions as non-clutter and clutter areas, and computing a coverage pattern based on identification of the sub-regions. The coverage pattern indicates a sequence for navigation of the non-clutter and clutter areas, and is provided to the mobile robot.
Irobot Corporation

Method and assessing the collective health of multiple process control systems

Assessing a collective health score of a plurality of process control systems includes automatically and periodically assessing a risk for each of the process control systems, scoring the health of each process control system within a health score scale fixed by an upper limit and a lower limit, the health score based on the assessed risk for each process control system, enabling a user to select a menu item within a navigation menu to specify higher and lower levels of integration of the health scores, and presenting a collective health score of the process control systems associated with the selected menu item.. .
Fisher-rosemount Systems, Inc.

Methods and systems for processing a global navigation satellite system signal

Disclosed are devices, systems and methods for processing satellite positioning system (sps) signals for performing positioning operations. In particular, devices, systems disclosed herein are directed to determining estimates of undifferenced ambiguity values of a plurality of received sps signals; and solving for a time based, at least in part, on the estimates of undifferenced ambiguity values..
Qualcomm Incorporated

Advanced navigation satellite system positioning method and system using delayed precise information

The invention relates to a method carried out by a navigation satellite system (nss) receiver or a processing entity receiving data therefrom, for estimating parameters useful to determine a position. The nss receiver observes nss signals from nss satellites over multiple epochs.
Trimble Inc.

Localization and tracking using location, signal strength, and pseudorange data

A localization server improves position estimates of global navigation satellite systems (gnss) using probabilistic shadow matching and pseudorange matching is disclosed herein. The localization server may utilize one or more of the following information: the locations of the satellites, the gnss receiver's location estimate and associated estimated uncertainty, the reported pseudoranges of the satellites, the gnss estimated clock bias, the snrs of the satellites, and 3d environment information regarding the location of the receiver.
Uber Technologies, Inc.

Tomographic loss factor estimation

Determination of a signal loss profile relative to a receiver based on measured signal power of a sounding signal from a sounding transmitter having a known signal power in free space relative to the receiver. The signal loss profile may include a plurality of signal loss values corresponding to a plurality of received sounding signals at the receiver.
Iposi, Inc.

Position determination by observing a celestial object transit the sun or moon

A navigation system determines a position by referring to artificial or natural satellites or other space objects during daylight or when the objects are in a planet's shadow. A telescope and image sensor observe and image shadows of the objects as the objects transit the sun or a sunlit surface of a planet or moon, thereby solving problems related to the two key times during which traditional skymark navigation is difficult or impossible..
The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.

Navigation system with device operation mechanism and operation thereof

A method of operation of a navigation system includes: determining a surrounding condition with a control unit for selecting an input source to capture a surrounding object; determining an operating context based on calculating an average stopped time meeting or exceeding a time threshold within the surrounding condition; determining a feature availability based on the operating context for restricting a device feature available on a device; and delivering an alert notification based on an object count below a count threshold for presenting on the device.. .
Telenav, Inc.

Binaural audio navigation using short range wireless transmission from bilateral earpieces to receptor device system and method

A method for providing binaural audio navigation with a set of earpieces including a left earpiece and a right earpiece is provided. The method includes obtaining a generalized position of a user of the set of the earpieces, obtaining a destination for the user of the set of the earpieces, sensing head orientation and movement with inertial sensors of the set of earpieces, applying a binaural synthesis algorithm using the generalized position, a destination, head orientation and movement to create a plurality of virtual sound sources, and transducing binaural audio based on the virtual sound sources at speakers within the set of the earpieces in order to provide binaural audio navigation to the user.
Bragi Gmbh

Water depth detection for vehicle navigation

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for vehicle navigation with water depth detection. An example disclosed method includes determining a current and a projected water depth for road segments of and around a current route to a destination.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Autonomous vehicle navigation system and method

An autonomous vehicle is improved with a navigational system having both cameras and echolocation sensors. The cameras and echolocation sensors may be part of an optical and echolocation system, respectively, that may work in conjunction with, for example, a global positioning system to determine a course for the autonomous vehicle to reach an objective while detecting and avoid obstacles along the course..
Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation

Simulation of loads on aerostructures during aircraft assembly

Methods and systems useful during assembly of aircraft are disclosed. One such method comprises loading a fuselage of the aircraft that is unassembled with a wing of the aircraft to obtain a configuration of the fuselage corresponding to when the fuselage is assembled with the wing.
Bombardier Inc.

Method for operating a motor vehicle, and motor vehicle

The invention relates to a method for operating a motor vehicle that comprises a navigation device having stored route sections, and a control device for longitudinally and/or transversely guiding the motor vehicle when in an autonomous operating mode, at least one parameter being associated with at least one route section and determining whether said route section is approved for travelling when in the autonomous operating mode, the at least one parameter being retrieved from a server by the navigation device and/or by the control device, by means of a wireless communication connection.. .
Audi Ag

Free ranging automated guided vehicle and operational system

An automated guided vehicle (agv) that is configured to operate with a navigation and guidance system includes a base frame structure that supports a material handling apparatus. Casters may be attached at peripheral portions of the base frame structure to movably support the base frame structure away from a ground surface.
Dematic Corp.

Rfid medical device control interface

A medical navigation system is provided for controlling medical equipment during a medical procedure. The medical navigation system includes a passive radio frequency identification (rfid) tag, an rfid sensor for detecting the passive rfid tag, a controller coupled to the rfid sensor, and a robotic arm having an end effector and controlled by the controller.

Alternative anatomic registration for navigation

Various systems, devices, and methods for facilitating efficient anatomical registration in surgical navigation are disclosed. Such systems, devices, and methods can provide for relatively rapid collection of individual physical space data corresponding to a plurality of surface points during a dynamic data collection mode of a detection unit.
Biomet Manufacturing, Llc

Trackable apparatuses and methods

Trackable apparatuses and methods involving at least one arrangement of at least one trackable feature configured for disposition in relation to at least one substrate, each arrangement of the at least one arrangement having a distinct pattern of trackable features configured to facilitate determining at least one of: an identity of at least one object and at least one subject, a disposition of at least one object and at least one subject, a disposition between at least one object and at least one subject, and a disposition among at least one object and at least one subject, and each arrangement of the at least one arrangement configured to optimize tracking by a 1 navigation tracking system, whereby at least one spatial relationship among the at least one object and the at least one subject is optimizable. The navigation tracking system is optionally multi-modal..

Systems and methods for patient-based computer aided surgical procedures

Systems and methods for positioning a cut guide using navigation-based techniques are discussed. For example, a system for use in an orthopedic surgery on a target bone can comprise a cut guide adjustably positionable onto the target bone via two or more coupling receptacles created on the target bone.
Blue Belt Technologies, Inc.

System and controlling a surgical manipulator based on energy applicator parameters

System and method for controlling a surgical manipulator to apply an energy applicator to a patient. The surgical manipulator cooperates with a navigation system to position the energy applicator with respect to a boundary so that the energy applicator is constrained from moving outside the boundary.
Stryker Corporation

Apparatus and catheter navigation and tip location

Devices and methods obtain and use endovascular electrograms in a number of clinical applications and settings. In one embodiment, methods for triggering analysis of an endovascular ecg waveform are based on the detection of a peak in a skin-based ecg waveform in order to determine a location of an indwelling medical device, such as a catheter.
Bard Access Systems, Inc.

Methods and systems for content navigation among programs presenting advertising content

Systems and methods for aiding user content navigation are described. An exemplary system may include an electronic device configured to receive audiovisual content and/or user inputs.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

Link clouds and user/community-driven dynamic interlinking of resources

A network-based communication and information discovery solution that pertains to network-accessible resources and the use of interlinks among resources. In one embodiment, dynamic interlinking of resources is proposed, wherein the resources reside in a web-based system and are accessible via web-clients.
International Business Machines Corporation

Electronic device antennas with ground isolation

An electronic device may have a display cover layer mounted to a metal housing. Electrical component layers such as a display layer, touch sensor layer, and near-field communications antenna layer may be mounted under the display cover layer.
Apple Inc.

Telescoping monopod system with portable power box

The present invention generally provides a portable power box for mounting a monopod. The box includes a navigation light power port typical of a marine vessel, such as a bass boat or speed boat.

Electronic device antenna with suppressed parasitic resonance

An electronic device may be provided with wireless circuitry. The wireless circuitry may include one or more antennas.
Apple Inc.

Method of determining target treatment locations

A method and system for automatic location of a target treatment structure, such as a pulmonary vein ostium, from an anatomical image. The method includes calculating a most likely path of blood flow through a pulmonary vein based on a cross-sectional area minimization technique and calculating pulmonary vein geometry as a function of length.
Medtronic, Inc.

Low power navigation devices, systems and methods

A system and method are disclosed for conserving power during navigation, e.g., user device pointer/cursor navigation, using a fingerprint image sensor, that may comprise processing, via a computing device, fingerprint image sensor data indicative of finger position and movement with respect to a fingerprint image sensor surface in a finger navigation mode to determine if the finger is in a first finger navigation mode; processing, via the computing device, fingerprint image sensor data indicative of finger position and movement with respect to a fingerprint image sensor surface in a finger navigation mode to determine if the finger is in a second finger navigation mode; and transitioning, via the computing device, the fingerprint image sensor from a first power consumption mode to a second power consumption mode, based on detecting a transition from the first finger navigation mode to the second finger navigation mode.. .
Synaptics Incorporated

Z/os smf record navigation visualization tooling

Aspects of the present invention include a method, system and computer program product for navigating through a computer file and visualizing portions of the navigated file. The method includes a processor selecting a file to provide for navigation of its contents; determining to provide for navigation of the file as structured record segments; providing for navigation of the file as structured record segments; and displaying, by the processor, the structured record segments during navigation of the file.
International Business Machines Corporation

System and presentation and visual navigation of network data sets

Disclosed herein is a computer implemented method of determining a similarity score of a plurality of data records with a target data record in a data set. The similarity score allows a user to identify secondary data records, or pairs of data records, that disclose similar concepts.
Patent Analytics Holding Pty Ltd

Mechanism for partial page refresh using url addressable hierarchical page structure

An apparatus, method, and system using techniques to partially refresh a display page. A navigation url generated by an application in response to a user interaction is received, the navigation url indicating a place within a page hierarchy at which a partial refresh of a page with which the navigation url is associated is to be performed and the navigation url including one or more url portions usable to retrieve page content data to be used to partially refresh the page.
Open Text Corporation

User interface analytics and context usage

Systems and methods for dynamically determining and displaying user interface analytics in a relevant context are provided. The system accesses a plurality of user interfaces of a content provider.
Opentv, Inc.

Optimum cruise climb tracking for reduced fuel consumption using vertical and lateral navigation

A method of optimizing a cruise climb of an aircraft. The method includes using vertical navigation and lateral navigation to track the cruise climb; and using tracking of the cruise climb to adjust a climb rate of the aircraft to match an optimal climb rate..
The Boeing Company

Intelligent gimbal assembly and unmanned vehicle

Simultaneous control of an unmanned vehicle and an on-board sensor is facilitated by the use of an intelligent gimbal assembly. The assembly includes a gimbal for carrying the sensor and a node controller for controlling the gimbal, sensor and the unmanned vehicle to which the gimbal assembly is attached.
Skyefish, Llc

Self-calibration of an inertial system

One embodiment describes an inertial system. The system includes a gyroscope system comprising a plurality of gyroscopes.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

Wearable sensor data to improve map and navigation data

Various systems and methods for improving map and navigation data are described herein. An electronic navigation system for improving map and navigation data comprises a database access module to access a database of physiological information to obtain a biometric value, the biometric value associated with a location and a time; a processing module to determine whether the biometric value violates a threshold; and a display module to display a notification on a map when the threshold is violated, the map including an area around the location associated with the biometric value, and the notification displayed proximate to the location associated with the biometric value..
Intel Corporation

Navigation methods and the visually impaired

According to some aspects, a wearable device for estimating a location of the device within a space is provided, the device comprising a plurality of cameras mounted to a structure, at least a portion of the structure being adapted to facilitate a user wearing the device, the plurality of cameras having substantially fixed positions and orientations on the structure relative to each other, and at least one processor configured to receive image data from the plurality of cameras, perform feature detection on the image data to obtain a first plurality of features from the image data, and determine an estimate of the location of the device in the space based, at least in part, on a location associated with a second plurality of features obtained from image data previously captured of the space that matches the first plurality of features.. .
Brown University

Navigation personalization through analysis of present and historical user data

Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for personalizing a navigation route. The method includes receiving a request from a user for a navigation route between two or more points.
International Business Machines Corporation

Alignment of visual indicators on navigational maps

A computer-implemented method for aligning map elements for display along a route within a digital map is presented. The method may receive a request for route data including an origin and a destination and determine route data defining a route navigating from the origin to the destination.
Google Inc.

Indoor navigation

In accordance with implementations of the subject matter described herein, a new approach for creating a navigation trace is proposed. In these implementations, a reference signal is obtained, where the reference signal includes time series data collected by at least one environment sensor along a reference path from a start point to a destination.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Fused sensor ensemble for navigation and calibration process therefor

An ensemble of motion sensors is tested under known conditions to automatically ascertain instrument biases, which are modeled as autoregressive-moving-average (arma) processes in order to construct a kalman filter. The calibration includes motion profiles, temperature profiles and vibration profiles that are operationally significant, i.e., designed by means of covariance analysis or other means to maximize, or at least improve, the observability of the calibration model's structure and coefficients relevant to the prospective application of each sensor..
The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.

Unmanned vehicles navigation termination system

A navigation termination system of an unmanned vehicle (uv) is provided. The system includes a plurality of sensors connected to the uv and configured to detect motion of the uv; a power supply configured to power the movement of the uv; a processing circuitry; and a memory, the memory containing instructions that, when executed by the processing circuitry, configure the system to: determine, based on sensory signals captured by the plurality of sensors, a navigation termination event; and disrupt a connection between the power supply and a motion mechanism of the uv when the navigation termination event occurs..
Flytrex Aviation Ltd.

Navigation with arbitrary catheter geometries and contact assessment

A method and system for determining a location of a treatment element relative to an anatomical feature and for estimating contact between the treatment element and the anatomical feature in the context of a navigation system. The system may include a medical device including at least one treatment element and at least one navigation electrode and a navigation system in communication with the one or more navigation electrodes, the navigation system including a processing unit.
Medtronic, Inc.

Navigation guidance complex catheters

A method and system for determining a target location for a medical device having complex geometry relative to an anatomical feature, and for navigating and positioning the medical device at the target location. The system may include a medical device including a treatment element having a centroid, one or more navigation electrodes, and a longitudinal axis and a navigation system in communication with the one or more navigation electrodes, the navigation system including a processing unit.
Medtronic, Inc.

Map generation system and method

Embodiments of the present application disclose a map generation system and method. By scanning or processing an article in an article shelf, the technical solution of an embodiment of the present application may take as a position of the article a position of a handheld terminal at the time of the scanning or the processing, or take as the position of the article a position of a wireless apparatus corresponding to the scanned or processed article, to generate a navigation map according to the position of each article.
Shang Hai Pan Shi Tou Zi Guan Li You Xian Gong Si

Prompting method and apparatus

A prompting method includes: sending, by a server, a navigation map requested to be outputted to a user device when receiving a map output request of the user device, the navigation map being outputted by the user device, wherein the navigation map is pre-generated according to an article position of an article in a place; acquiring article identification information of a pre-searching article; acquiring an article position of the pre-searching article in the place; acquiring a device position of the user device in the place; and generating a navigation prompt message according to a distance between the device position and an article position of each pre-searching commodity, and triggering the user device to output the navigation prompt message in the navigation map, the navigation prompt message being used for prompting the article position of each pre-searching article and a distance to the device position to a user.. .
Shang Hai Pan Shi Tou Zi Guan Li You Xian Gong Si

Interactive video distribution system and video player utilizing a client server architecture

An interactive video distribution system and video player are described. A client server arrangement may be used for providing a video player and video content to a client device.
Scorpcast, Llc

Profile navigation user interface

A system and method for controlling a graphical user interface (gui), including receiving indications from multiple users about profiles of interest presented to the users by a gui executed on respective devices of the users, wherein each user has corresponding profile information presentable by the gui, detecting couples of mutually interested users that indicated each other's profiles as profiles of interest, for each couple, adding in the gui an anonymous representation of a mutually interested user in a match page of the other mutually interested user, and initiating a discussion between the mutually interested users by opening a discussion page in the gui, wherein the anonymous representation conceals the represented user's profile from the other user, and once a predetermined condition is fulfilled, changing the anonymous representation to a named representation by loading the profile information of the represented user to the match page.. .
Labelsoft Inc

System, apparatus, and method using ads-b and tcas data for determining navigation solutions for a vehicle

A system using automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ads-b) data and traffic alert and collision avoidance system (tcas) data for determining navigation solutions for a vehicle is provided. The system has a communal position system (cps) with a cps sensor located in the vehicle.
The Boeing Company

Navigation assistance data and route planning for drones

Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for determining a flight route for a flight of an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) are presented. The flight-specific route for the uav is determined dynamically during the flight or in advance before the flight, using navigation assistance data that includes flight-specific navigation assistance data for a plurality of geographic zones determined based on flight-specific information.
Qualcomm Incorporated

Community noise management with aircraft dynamic path variation

An example method for flight path variation of an aircraft for noise management includes receiving noise inquiries of a community related to aircraft noise during flight over the community, receiving an output from noise sensors positioned within the community, determining a noise distribution plan for additional aircraft flying over the community so as to steer the additional aircraft and distribute additional aircraft noise in response to the noise inquiries and the output from the noise sensors, and based on flight path data of the additional aircraft and the noise distribution plan, assigning a flight path modification to aircraft via a data communication link. The flight path modification informs the aircraft to adjust the flight path to remain within associated margins of a required navigation performance (rnp) instrument flight procedure and to reduce noise impact to the community underneath the flight path..
The Boeing Company

Collective navigation for virtual reality devices

A computer-executed method is disclosed for collective navigation of distributed virtual reality (vr) devices. The method obtains a source vertex and a destination vertex for a vr device.
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.

Edge detection with shutter adaption

A method for determining leading edge location in an image captured by an optical navigation sensor with auto shutter adaptation includes: plotting average pixel values per sensor column on a graph; determining an average value according to the average pixel values as a threshold value; defining a weighted location in the leading half of the captured image according to the threshold value; and determining the leading edge location according to the defined weighted location.. .
Pixart Imaging (penang) Sdn. Bhd.

Search with home tour navigation

A search with home tour navigation receives housing input (e.g., a user's housing preferences), calculates a route based on the selected/determined houses and displays the calculated route (e.g., a fastest route). The search with home tour navigation is able to factor in elements such as traffic, open house times, agent availability and/or any other factors and provide users and agents with additional capabilities such as communication and check-in/check-out features..

Career exploration and employment search tools using dynamic node network visualization

Apparatuses and computer-implemented methods are presented for discovering career and job opportunities that are categorized within one or more taxonomies having hierarchical categories. A taxonomy selection mechanism may be provided to enable user selection of one of multiple taxonomies for navigation.
Capstone Technology Resources, Inc.

Blindman navigation method and blindman navigation apparatus

The present disclosure relates to navigation field and discloses a blindman navigation method and a blindman navigation apparatus. The blindman navigation method includes: obtaining image information of surroundings where a user is located; determining a distance between the user and a traffic signal light according to the image information; judging a distance between the user and a crossing according to the distance between the user and the traffic signal light, and determining the user is in a state where he/she has arrived at the crossing when the distance between the user and the crossing is less than a distance threshold that is preset..
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

Pathway planning for use with a navigation planning and procedure system

Disclosed are systems, devices, and methods for planning a procedure for treatment of tissue in a patient's lungs. An exemplary method includes generating a three-dimensional (3d) model of the patient's lungs, displaying the 3d model of the patient's lungs, selecting a target location in the tissue of the patient's lungs as displayed on the 3d model, identifying a point on a pleural surface of the patient's lungs with access to the target location, determining an access path between the target location and the identified point on the pleural surface, calculating a risk of injury to intervening structures between the identified point on the pleural surface and the target location, based on the determined access path, and displaying the access path and the calculated risk of injury for the access path on the 3d model..
Covidien Lp

Apparatus and providing adaptive connected service

An audio-video-navigation (avn) system for vehicles includes: a communication unit connected with a service or device; a memory storing at least one of first operation parameters or at least one of second operation parameters corresponding to a connected service or device; and a controller determining whether a normal operation is performed with the at least one loaded operation parameter and changing the at least one loaded parameter based on whether a normal operation is performed with the at least one loaded operation parameter. The controller performs a control operation to store at least one part of adaptively changeable predetermined parameters as the at least one of second operation parameters based on whether a normal operation is performed with the at least one loaded operation parameter..
Hyundai Motor Company

Controlling navigation of a visual aid during a presentation

Methods, systems and computer program products controlling navigation of a visual aid during a presentation are provided. Aspects include analyzing a content of each of a plurality of slides of the visual aid and monitoring a speech of an individual during the presentation.
International Business Machines Corporation

Operation method applied to terminal device and terminal device

A surface of the terminal device is provided with three touch regions that correspond respectively to three system navigation functions, and the three system navigation functions include back, home, and recent app. The method includes, when the terminal device detects a pressure that is exerted on one of the three touch regions and whose magnitude exceeds a preset value, implementing a system navigation function corresponding to the touch region on which the pressure is exerted.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Direct navigation to modal dialogs

Navigating directly to a modal dialog overlaying a base web page. User input associated with navigating to a modal dialog overlaying a base web page is detected.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Image processing method capable of detecting noise and related navigation device

An image processing method capable of detecting noise includes adjusting a lighting unit to acquire an over-exposure image, comparing each pixel of the over-exposure image with at least one threshold value, labeling a pixel of the over-exposure image as the noise while bright intensity of the pixel is lower than the threshold value, calculating a simulating value according to bright intensity of pixels around the noise and except the noise, and utilizing the simulating value and bright intensity of other pixels except the noise to execute a displacement detecting calculation.. .
Pixart Imaging Inc.

Controlling navigation of a visual aid during a presentation

Methods, systems and computer program products controlling navigation of a visual aid during a presentation are provided. Aspects include obtaining a presenter profile that includes associations between gestures of a presenter and desired actions for the visual aid and receiving indications of one or more movements of a presenter during the presentation.
International Business Machines Corporation

Materials handling vehicle path validation and dynamic path modification

A materials handling vehicle comprising a path validation tool and a drive unit, steering unit, localization module, and navigation module that cooperate to navigate the vehicle along a warehouse travel path. The tool comprises warehouse layout data, a proposed travel path, vehicle kinematics, and a dynamic vehicle boundary that approximates the vehicle physical periphery.
Crown Equipment Corporation

Method, apparatus and medium for controlling balance car

A method, apparatus and medium for controlling a balance car are provided. The method includes: detecting a target navigation marker used for navigating the balance car; and controlling the balance car to travel according to the target navigation marker when the target navigation marker is detected..
Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.

Electrical data processing system for determining a navigation route based on the location of a vehicle and generating a recommendation for a vehicle maneuver

Systems and methods are disclosed for determining a navigation route based on the location of a vehicle and generating a recommendation for a vehicle maneuver. The method may comprise determining, based on sensor data received from a location sensor of a mobile device or a vehicle, a location of the vehicle.
Allstate Insurance Company

Positional measurement system, positional measurement method, and mobile robot

A positional measurement system includes: a mobile robot including a global navigation satellite system (gnss) signal reception unit that receives gnss signals and calculates a position of the mobile robot based on the gnss signals, a gnss signal precision evaluation unit that evaluates positional measurement precision by the received gnss signals, and a position control unit that moves the mobile robot to a high-precision reception position, where gnss signals yielding positional measurement precision higher than a first threshold precision can be received; a relative position detection unit that detects a relative position of a target as to the mobile robot situated at the high-precision reception position; and a target position calculation unit that calculates a position of the target based on the calculated position of the mobile robot based on the gnss signals received at the high-precision reception position, and the relative position.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation Of America

Method and arrangement for developing a three dimensional model of an environment

The present invention relates to a method and arrangement for developing a 3d model of an environment. The method comprises steps of providing a plurality of overlapping images of the environment, each image associated of navigation data, providing distance information, said lidar information comprising a distance value and navigation data from a plurality of distance measurements, and developing the 3d model based on the plurality of overlapping images and the distance information.
Vricon Systems Aktiebolag

Time-of-flight (tof) image sensor using amplitude modulation for range measurement

The time-of-flight (tof) technique is combined with analog amplitude modulation within each pixel in an image sensor. The pixel may be a two-tap pixel or a one-tap pixel.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Spherical occulter coronagraph cubesat

The present invention relates to a space-based instrument which provides continuous coronal electron temperature and velocity images, for a predetermined period of time, thereby improving the understanding of coronal evolution and how the solar wind and coronal mass ejection transients evolve from the low solar atmosphere through the heliosphere for an entire solar rotation. Specifically, the present invention relates to using a 6u spherical occulter coronagraph cubesat, and a relative navigational system (rns) that controls the position of the spacecraft relative to the occulting sphere.
U.s.a. As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

Method for identifying a suitable parking space, motor vehicle, and server

A method is disclosed for identifying an appropriate parking space for a motor and a route leading thereto for a motor vehicle having a navigation system, wherein at least one collision-free route is calculated on the basis of at least one piece of information that is related to a search for a parking space and that is requested from at least one external server, which manages at least one parking lot having at least one parking space, before the motor vehicle reaches the parking lot. A motor vehicle with a navigation system and an external server, for execution of the method, are also disclosed..
Audi Ag

Navigation system with preference analysis mechanism and operation thereof

A method of operation of a navigation system includes: identifying a non-default selection for a selected route; determining a contextual parameter corresponding to the non-default selection; and generating with a control circuit a user preference profile based on the contextual parameter of the non-default selection for representing a preference of a system user for navigation information.. .
Telenav, Inc.

Method, apparatus and computer program product for a navigation system user interface

Embodiments described herein may provide a method for identifying geo-tagged objects or events and estimating the probability that a vehicle path will intersect with the geo-tagged object or event. Methods may include: determining a first map-matched location and a second map-matched location; determining a plurality of road segments emanating from or leading to the first map-matched location, a portion of which connect between the first map-matched location and the second map-matched location; calculating at least one of a weight or a turn probability for turning onto a road segment for each road segment of the plurality of road segments; and determining, from the weight or the turn probability associated with each road segment of the portion of road segments that connect between the first map-matched location and the second map-matched location, a probability of a path taken between the first map-matched location and the second map-matched location..
Here Global B.v.

Energy-optimized vehicle route selection

A method for generating energy-optimized travel routes with a vehicle navigation system includes generating candidate travel routes between a route origin and one or more route destinations, and then dividing each candidate travel route into a plurality of route segments. The method includes estimating expected travel speeds along each segment using cloud information and calculating an expected energy efficiency over each of the candidate travel routes using one or more vehicle-specific energy efficiency models.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Route searching apparatus and route searching method

A guide route matching with the characteristic of vehicle control is searched to reduce the frequency at which re-search of a guide route is executed. A navigation device 50 includes an information input unit 582 for acquiring a control condition for controlling the traveling of the vehicle 2 as control characteristic information from an autonomous driving control device 30, and a route searching unit 583 for searching a guide route for the vehicle 2 satisfying the control condition based on the control characteristic information acquired by the information input unit 582.
Clarion Co., Ltd.

Rerouting in a navigation system based on updated information

A navigation system can identify locations of interest at a route destination. Those locations of interest at the destination can fall within a predetermined distance of the destination or those that are responsive to a query that includes the destination as a parameter.
Google Inc.

Automatically creating a terrain mapping database

A database for mapping off-road terrain of various characteristics in three-dimensional terms, comprising: a plurality of road segment entries, each containing data pertaining to the terrain characteristics of the segment; and a plurality of elbow entries, each containing (x, y, z) coordinates of the elbow and a record for each road segment having the elbow as one of its end points, the record comprising navigation directives for vehicles entering the segment from the elbow.. .
Trailze, Ltd.

Hybrid chassis breaching system

A robotic amphibious mine breaching system including a hybrid chassis with deployable mat modules provides a detection and navigation grid with breaching mechanisms to range from underwater to edge of shore, the beach and continue inland. A computer-controlled transmitter and receiver unit integrates signals from different spatial locations establishing a grid.

Scanning mirror navigation apparatus and method

An additive manufacturing machine includes an energy unit with two energy beam sources, each with a different power level of energy beam. In addition, a build unit receives the energy beams, and a reflecting unit is positioned between the energy unit and the build unit and directs the energy beams.
United Technologies Corporation

Hybrid tracking system

A surgical navigation module comprising: (a) a microcomputer; (b) a tri-axial accelerometer; (c) a tri-axial gyroscope; (d) at least three tri-axial magnetometers; (e) a communication module; (f) an ultrawide band transceiver; and, (g) at least four ultrawide band antennas.. .

Pathway planning for use with a navigation planning and procedure system

Disclosed are systems, devices, and methods for planning a procedure for treatment of lung tissue. An exemplary method includes generating a three-dimensional (3d) model of the luminal network, displaying the 3d model of the luminal network, selecting a target location in the tissue adjacent to the luminal network as displayed on the 3d model, identifying a point in the luminal network which is proximate to or at the target location, determining an access path between the target location and the identified point in the luminal network, calculating a risk of injury to intervening structures between the target location and the identified point in the luminal network, based on the determined access path, and displaying the access path and the calculated risk of injury for the access path on the 3d model..
Covidien Lp

Method and image-based navigation

A system and method for a procedure that can be performed on any appropriate subject. Procedures can include assembling any appropriate work piece or installing members into a work piece, such as an airframe, autoframe, etc.
Medtronic Navigation, Inc.

Intelligent positioning system and methods therefore

A medical navigation system is provided, comprising a computing device having a processor coupled to a memory, a tracking camera for tracking medical devices, and a display for displaying an image; an automated arm assembly electrically coupled to the computing device and controlled by a signal provided by the computing device, the automated arm assembly including a multi-joint arm having a distal end connectable to an effector that supports a surgical camera electrically coupled to the computing device; and a medical device having a tracking marker attachable to the medical device. The computing device is configured to position the automated arm assembly, based on an input command, in response to a position in space of the medical device such that a surgical site of interest remains within a field of view of the surgical camera, the position in space of the medical device determined by the computing device based on a signal provided to the computing device by the tracking camera; and display on the display an image provided by an image signal generated by the surgical camera..

Respiration motion stabilization for lung magnetic navigation system

A system for stabilization based on respiratory movement includes a medical device configured to navigate inside of a patient, a tracking sensor affixed on the medical device and configured to track a location of the medical device, at least one motion sensor located on the patient and configured to sense respiratory movements of the patient, a computer configured to generate a respiratory model based on the respiratory movements sensed by the at least one motion sensor for a predetermined period and to stabilize a location of the medical device based on the respiratory model after the predetermined period, and a display configured to display a graphical representation of the medical device based on the stabilized location on a pre-procedure two-dimensional (2d) image or three-dimensional (3d) model.. .
Covidien Lp

Systems and methods for providing proximity awareness to pleural boundaries, vascular structures, and other critical intra-thoracic structures during electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy

Disclosed are systems, devices and methods for providing proximity awareness to an anatomical feature while navigating inside a patient's chest, an exemplary method including receiving image data of the patient's chest, generating a three-dimensional (3d) model of the patient's chest based on the received image data, determining a location of the anatomical feature based on the received image data and the generated 3d model, tracking a position of an electromagnetic sensor included in a tool, iteratively determining a position of the tool inside the patient's chest based on the tracked position of the electromagnetic sensor, and indicating a proximity of the tool relative to the anatomical feature, based on the determined position of the tool inside the patient's chest.. .
Covidien Lp

Medical instrumentation and method

The invention relates to a medical instrumentation with a navigation system which comprises an optical detection unit comprising a camera, and a data processing unit coupled to the detection unit, with a medical article and with a marking device which is held directly or indirectly on the article and is positioned in a defined spatial arrangement in relation thereto, or which marking device is comprised by or formed by the article, the location and orientation of the marking device being determinable with the navigation system, it being possible for at least one image of the marking device and the article to be taken by means of the detection unit and for the position and shape of the article to be determined by the data processing unit on the basis of an image. The invention also relates to a method for determining the shape of a medical article..
Aesculap Ag

Interactive voicemail message and response tagging system for improved response quality and information retrieval

Embodiments of the disclosure relate to interactive voicemail tagging of messages and responses to provide improved navigation and tracking of information requested/contained in voicemail messages and responses. Users may tag portions of the recorded message/response to indicate presence of a request for information, an answer providing requested information, etc.
International Business Machines Corporation

Performance-based track variation for aircraft flight management

An example method for modifying a flight path of an aircraft includes receiving real time positioning estimates for an aircraft, receiving an actual navigation performance (anp) of the aircraft informative of uncertainty in the position estimate, receiving a required navigation performance (rnp) instrument flight procedure for the aircraft, receiving spacing input from an air traffic controller that indicates spacing requirements between the aircraft and one or more other aircraft, receiving information relating to communities underneath the flight path, calculating, by a system onboard the aircraft, a modification to the flight path to be flown by the aircraft that causes the aircraft to remain within the containment boundaries of the rnp instrument flight procedure while reducing noise impact to the communities underneath the flight path and meeting the spacing requirements of the air traffic controller, and displaying a visual representation of a modified flight path for the aircraft.. .
The Boeing Company

Apparatus and mobile vending

Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided herein for mobile vending. A system for mobile vending comprises a mobile vending machine comprising: an item dispenser configured to display a plurality of items for purchase, a set of motorized wheels, a navigation sensor device, a communication device, and, a control circuit configured to navigate the mobile vending machine based on navigation instructions; and a central computer system configured to communicate with the mobile vending machine via the communication device, the central computer system being configured to: determine a destination for the mobile vending machine, provide the navigation instructions to the mobile vending machine to cause the mobile vending machine to travel to the destination using the set of motorized wheels and the navigation sensor device..
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

Volition and visual enhancing processes embedded in wearable device

The interaction of human functions and internet data assisted by a wearable computational device that allows direct volition manifestation over internet links on offer employing eye tracking web navigation technology is a brain empowering revolution. A wearable computational device that incorporates a video camera that feeds life video of our surroundings back to the user of this device has resolved the natural human limitation to multitask while on the move.

Efficient airborne oblique image collection

A system and method for airborne oblique image collection provides a dense diversity of view aspects of a subtended scene. An onboard camera of an aircraft collects a highly overlapped set of oblique images that are well suited for preparing three dimensional meshes that model complex scenes with significant vertical relief.

Navigation and rewards involving physical goods and services

navigation and reward techniques involving physical goods and services are described. In one example, digital content is configured to aid navigation of a user between different physical goods or services.
Adobe Systems Incorporated

System and locating in-store products

A mobile application (“app”) enabling a shopper to identify an item or items that the user wishes to locate or purchase. The device displays a list of stores which stock the item(s), and a user is then provided with in-store guidance enabling the shopper to find the item or items that the user wishes to locate or purchase.

Shopping cart for vision-impaired users

A shopping cart comprises a shopping cart body and a handle coupled to the shopping cart body. The handle includes a haptic feedback device for providing haptic feedback when the shopping cart body is in motion and a speaker that provides audio feedback when the shopping cart body is in motion along a navigation path at which an item of interest is positioned.
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

Systems, methods, and apparatuses for managing aerial drone parcel transfers

An aerial drone parcel delivery/transfer management server (adptms) is configured for facilitating flexible management of aerial drone parcel deliveries to or transfers between aerial drone landing pads (adlps). Each adlp has a corresponding adlp address that includes a unique adlp identifier (e.g., a manufacturing serial number); current or most-recently known adlp geolocation data (e.g., 2d or 3d geospatial coordinates); and possibly current or most-recently known adlp elevation data.
Ingar Llc





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