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9041561 Method for controlling power usage of a reporting device  
A system and method for controlling power usage of a reporting device associated with an asset is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a method determines whether the reporting device is in a...
9043133 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...
9031939 Media sequencing method to provide location-relevant entertainment  
A media player application residing on a location-aware handheld device, in-vehicle navigation system, or in-airplane entertainment system responds to location signals and plays a plurality of...
9031062 Method and apparatus for providing a synthetic system  
A method and apparatus of providing a configurable computer system capable of being modeled are disclosed. The system, in one embodiment, includes a configurable component and a clock distributor....
9026362 Position calculating method and position calculating device  
In a position calculating device, a first operational process of calculating at least a position of a moving object using the measurement result of an inertial positioning unit disposed in the...
9020754 Vehicle arrival prediction  
A method and apparatus for predicting the arrival time of a transit vehicle at a transit stop of a transit route is presented. The arrival time is predicted using historical location information...
9008964 Device for road and urban mobility and for solving the problem of traffic congestion  
A device for road and urban mobility and for solving the problem of traffic congestion, installed on a vehicle in order to make traffic flow more fluid in and between cities. The device consists...
8994548 Automobile location detector  
A system includes a receiver configured to receive a signal representing a sequence of user inputs to a portable electronic device and an audible device configured to generate a sound based at...
8983685 System and method for moving-base RTK measurements  
In a system and method for navigating a moving object according to signals from satellite, a moving object receives satellite navigation signals from a number of satellites. The moving object also...
8983766 Method of determining mode of transportation in a personal navigation device  
To provide useful information to a user of a personal navigation device (PND) related to their current mode of transportation the PND receives a plurality of satellite navigation signals, utilizes...
8983768 Event sensor  
An automatic timing measurement system provides a measure of time of passage of a watercraft through a prescribed course. Inertial or other estimates augmented by GPS speed/position measurements...
8976044 Transit station geographical location sign with handicap access  
A transit stop destination sign is provided that communicates wirelessly with a central transit system server over a wireless network, determines its GPS location and provides the same to the...
8972175 Navigation using crowdsourcing data  
Method, computer program product, and apparatus for providing navigation guidance to vehicles are disclosed. The method may include receiving crowdsourcing data from a plurality of vehicles,...
8972180 Method and apparatus for managing multiple sensors in a navigation system  
A mobile device operable in multiple navigation modes and includes navigation devices, a mode selection module, and a power management module. The navigation devices provide respective data...
8958983 Method of processing positioning data  
A server arranged to process GPS data to generate enhanced map data is disclosed. The enhanced map data includes a plurality of navigable segments representing segments of a navigable route in an...
8954269 Host based satellite positioning systems  
Methods and systems consistent with the present invention provide a host based positioning system. The host based positioning system includes a tracker hardware interface that connects to a...
8954270 System and method for detecting accident location  
Provided is a system for detecting an accident location, including: a navigation apparatus to extract identification information of a preinstalled apparatus, first distance information between the...
8954987 Device location application programming interface  
Media, methods and interfaces are provided for interfacing a mobile device and an application virtual machine to provide location information of the mobile device from a secondary source. When...
8949011 Helicopter ship board landing system  
A system for maneuvering an aircraft for operations in connection with a sea-going vessel, the vessel having a designated area for landings and sling-load operations. Each of the aircraft has a...
8942922 Navigation location mark by cell phone  
A system is provided that may mark and communicate a location to a navigation system via a portable device. The portable device may include a user interface, a first GPS device, a first memory...
8942893 Predictive boom shape adjustment  
A boom is attached to an application vehicle for applying a product during an agricultural application. The boom includes one or more sections that can be dynamically adjusted to satisfy one or...
8938357 Characteristic point detection system, characteristic point detection method, and program  
The characteristic point detection system of this invention includes: a staying area detection unit 1003 which performs clustering based on distribution of data points contained in GPS log data of...
8938315 Assembly task verification method  
A method for verifying completion of a task is provided. In various embodiments, the method includes obtaining location coordinates of at least one location sensor within a work cell. The at least...
8935089 Mobile mapping in underground or shielded environments  
A method for providing location information such as a map in an underground or shielded environment entails storing first near-field communication (NFC) data obtained by reading a first NFC tag at...
8935090 Energy mapping systems  
An energy map for a motor vehicle and an energy mapping system for making the energy map are disclosed. The energy map includes energy information related to energy consumption and energy...
8933802 Switch and actuator coupling in a chassis of a container associated with an intermodal freight transport system  
A method and system of switch and actuator coupling in a chassis of a container associated with an intermodal freight transport system is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a method of a...
8930136 Static heading detection in personal navigation device  
A personal navigation device configured to determine heading readings continuously using data from a sensor in the personal navigation device. Heading readings are selected corresponding to a...
8918274 Selection and insertion of static elements in digital maps  
A navigation system may display route information that includes a display of the fixtures that are located on or near the route. The fixtures may be selected and inserted into the digital map as...
8912900 Information acquisition device, positional information storage method and storage medium  
An information acquisition device, includes: a positioning unit that measures a current position and acquires positional information thereof; an information acquisition unit that acquires...
8909439 Excavation control system for hydraulic excavator  
An excavation control system includes a working unit having a bucket, a designed landform data storage part storing designed landform data, a bucket position data generation part that generates...
8909471 Voting system and method using doppler aided navigation  
A position determining voting system that uses Doppler information from an on-board weather radar to improve the system's accuracy and/or fault tolerance includes a comparison function and an...
8903652 Navigation device positioning system  
A navigation system may determine an approximate position of a navigation device and determine a geographical area in which the navigation device is located based on the approximate position. The...
RE45262 Voice-controlled navigation device utilizing wireless data transmission for obtaining maps and real-time overlay information  
A navigation system and method involving wireless communications technology and speech processing technology is presented. In accordance with an embodiment of the invention, the navigation system...
8896441 System and method for tracking people  
The system and method for tracking people provides for the tracking of individuals in large crowds, such as the tracking of individual pilgrims during the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca. A polling...
8898019 Low-power satellite-timed seismic data acquisition system  
A recording system and method for conducting seismic surveys including cordless battery-operated digital recorders, each employing an integral global positioning system receiver that is only...
8898011 Method for maintaining integrity against erroneous ephemeris for a differential GPS based navigation solution supporting fast system startup  
Technology for generating a H1 protection level from an N−1 position in a global positioning system (GPS) receiver is disclosed. One approach can include an H1 monitor configured to generate an H1...
8892350 Journey learning system  
A system and method for estimating journey destinations is disclosed. The system comprises a conversion module, a frequency module, a metric module, a quality module and a summary module. The...
8890717 System and method for monitoring and updating speed-by-street data  
System and method for identifying speeding violations, comprising determining a current speed and a current location of a vehicle, determining a posted speed limit for the current location from a...
8892331 Drive assist system and wireless communication device for vehicle  
A drive assist system includes: wireless communication devices on first and second vehicles. The wireless communication device on the first vehicle includes: a distance calculation device for...
8884821 Apparatus and method for determining vehicle location  
Communications are established and conducted between a communication and jamming detection at a vehicle and a base station. At the communication and jamming detection device, a determination is...
8880332 People guidance using kiosk and user ID  
A method for providing navigation information to a user, the method including: inputting identification associated with the user into one terminal of a plurality of terminals distributed...
8880241 Vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) small unmanned aerial system for monitoring oil and gas pipelines  
Extended-range monitoring and surveillance of facilities and infrastructure—such as oil, water, and gas pipelines and power lines—employs autonomous vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capable,...
8880330 Route planning using location/time encoded data from location aware snowplows  
Techniques are described for using geographic location data of snowplows to update a snow depth associated with a section of a surface street. The route of the snowplow may be tracked continuously...
8880329 Route planning using location/time encoded data from location aware snowplows  
Techniques are described for using geographic location data of snowplows to update a snow depth associated with a section of a surface street. The route of the snowplow may be tracked continuously...
8874361 Vehicle route representation creation  
Techniques and systems are disclosed that provide for creating an accurate representation of a roadway network, such as for planning vehicle travel routes. Positioning data is obtained, such as...
8868340 Proposing transit points by analyzing travel patterns  
A computer-implemented method for analyzing travel patterns in transit systems is provided. The method includes identifying an existing transit point of a transit system and receiving location...
8862153 Automated portable call collection unit  
An automated portable call collection unit (APCCU) may gather information used in testing the accuracy of a wireless mobile device locating system. A GPS ground truth detector may detect the...
8858368 Handheld performance tracking and mapping device utilizing an optical scanner  
Disclosed is a golf performance tracking and mapping device that utilizes a handheld, portable device having an optical scanner for reading waypoints along a course map, cataloging strokes,...
8862393 Systems and methods for monitoring and tracking  
The present invention generally relates to systems, methods and applications utilizing the convergence of any combination of the following three technologies: wireless positioning or localization...
8855921 Method and apparatus for transit mapping  
A method, apparatus and computer program products are provided for collecting and analyzing route to determine the routes of a transit system. One example method includes receiving GPS data from a...