ON TIME SYSTEMS, INC.
|ON TIME SYSTEMS, INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20130166109||Driver Red Light Duration Notification System - A notification system determines a correspondence between a vehicle and an upcoming traffic signal, and predicts a likely remaining duration of the traffic signal in a particular state, such as “red light”, when the vehicle is at the signal's location. The notification is displayed on a user device in the vehicle, or is used to control the vehicle directly, for instance to turn off the vehicle's engine if the light is to remain red for a duration exceeding a threshold. Prediction of the vehicle's arrival is also used to set the state of the traffic signal to “vehicle waiting.”||06-27-2013|
|20130162449||Traffic Routing Using Intelligent Traffic Signals, GPS and Mobile Data Devices - A traffic routing system reduces emissions from commuter and other traffic, eases congestion on roadways, and decreases transit time by use of communications among vehicles and traffic controls, such as traffic lights. In one aspect, a traffic light receives a signal that a vehicle is approaching and in response turns green to allow the vehicle to pass without impairment. In another aspect, a vehicle receives a signal to adjust a current rate of speed to arrive when a traffic signal allows vehicles to pass. In still another aspect, a combination of congestion, emergency traffic, roadwork and similar factors influence proposed routes sent to vehicles.||06-27-2013|
|20130131980||RESOLVING GPS AMBIGUITY IN ELECTRONIC MAPS - An electronic map system obtains a vehicle's GPS fix from a GPS receiver and compares the fix with nearby map features such as road segments. Due to GPS inaccuracies, several such map features may correspond to a GPS fix. To determine which map feature should be shown as the location of the vehicle on the electronic map, the system infers a best fit among the map features that are close to the GPS fix by considering both distance and inferred characteristics of each map feature, such as prior GPS fixes and typical vehicle direction and speed on such feature. Some of these characteristics may be retrieved from a database and may be based on historical observations while others may be obtained in real time, for instance from on-board vehicle sensors.||05-23-2013|
|20120274481||Driver Safety Enhancement Using Intelligent Traffic Signals and GPS - A safety system determines a correspondence between a vehicle and an upcoming traffic signal, and predicts a state of the traffic signal when the vehicle is expected to reach the signal's location. Based on proximity to the signal and speed of the vehicle, the system provides a warning if it determines that the vehicle is likely to proceed contrary to the signal (e.g., a driver is likely to run a red light). The warning is issued to the vehicle about to illegally enter the intersection, to other nearby vehicles and pedestrians, and to the traffic signal itself.||11-01-2012|
|20120179358||SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED UPDATING OF MAP INFORMATION - The characteristics of two intersecting roadways are compared to determine whether an inference can be made as to whether there are traffic controls (e.g., stop signs) on one of the roadways. If a larger road with characteristically higher speed intersects with a small road with lower speed, the small road is determined to have a stop sign. A map database is updated with the information regarding the inferred traffic control, and that information is then usable for purposes such as trip planning.||07-12-2012|
|20120139755||Automatic Detection of Road Conditions - A system for automatic detection of road conditions reduces emissions from vehicles by determining whether proposed routes may be less efficient due to weather conditions. In one aspect, the system chooses routes not only based on overall distance to travel, but also based weather conditions. The determination is made by information received from various sources, including other vehicles and roadside sensors. In-vehicle warnings are also provided by combining data from in-vehicle sensors with data from other sources, such as conditions currently sensed at upcoming locations and historical and forecast weather data.||06-07-2012|
|20110037619||Traffic Routing Using Intelligent Traffic Signals, GPS and Mobile Data Devices - A traffic routing system reduces emissions from commuter and other traffic, eases congestion on roadways, and decreases transit time by use of communications among vehicles and traffic controls, such as traffic lights. In one aspect, a traffic light receives a signal that a vehicle is approaching and in response turns green to allow the vehicle to pass without impairment. In another aspect, a vehicle receives a signal to adjust a current rate of speed to arrive when a traffic signal allows vehicles to pass. In still another aspect, a combination of congestion, emergency traffic, roadwork and similar factors influence proposed routes sent to vehicles.||02-17-2011|
|20100211312||Routing Optimization System and Method - A system and method for flight planning determines an optimal route by considering a region of operation for an aircraft in a flight segment, dividing the region into subregions; estimating a minimum cost to traverse each subregion, determining the optimal route based on the sum of the estimates.||08-19-2010|
|20090070031||SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED UPDATING OF MAP INFORMATION - Traffic information readings corresponding to a vehicle are received, the readings including at least a location. The traffic information readings are compared to information already within a map database, and are used to derive additional map information augmenting or correcting that already within the database, the additional map information subsequently being stored in the database. Additional information that is derived includes the presence of stop signs and traffic lights at intersections, the legality of turns at certain times of day, and the connectedness or non-connectedness of road segments.||03-12-2009|
|20080306802||System and Method for Distribution of Campaign Resources - A system and method for distribution of campaign resources generates proposed allocations of resources, predicts electoral results based on such proposals, and selects strategies based on predetermined metrics. Both the activities of a protagonist (e.g., candidate) and of one or more opponents are considered. A campaign model considers polling impacts from the proposed allocations as well as electoral projections based on polling. Results are presented to a user via maps and timelines, as well as by alphanumeric data.||12-11-2008|
|20080278494||SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INFORMATION DISPLAY - N or more dimensions of information are presented on a conventional M-dimensional graph, where N>M, using a visual attribute type such as color to depict the additional dimensions of information. Each data input value comprised by the graph has additional values beyond those representing the M-dimensional aspects, and the visual attributes with which the data input value is presented on the graph is a function of these additional values. In one embodiment, a two-dimensional bar graph employs color to provide a visualization of the quality of a work schedule by depicting not only time and resource utilization, but also criticality of component work tasks.||11-13-2008|
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