Uber Technologies, Inc.
|Uber Technologies, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20150348221||MAINTAINING DATA FOR USE WITH A TRANSPORT SERVICE DURING CONNECTIVITY LOSS BETWEEN SYSTEMS - A system and method for operating a device for use with transport services is described. A record for a transport service is stored in a memory resource of the device. During performance of the transport service, the record is periodically updated with sets of information determined in connection with performance of the transport service at different instances in time, and the sets of information are periodically transmitted to a service system. In response to detecting a loss of network connectivity with the service system during performance of the transport service, the record is continued to be periodically updated but the sets of information are not periodically transmitted to the transport service system. Upon reestablishing network connectivity, one or more sets of information determined in connection with performance of the transport service during the loss of network connectivity is transmitted to the service system.||12-03-2015|
|20150271290||PROVIDING NOTIFICATIONS TO DEVICES BASED ON REAL-TIME CONDITIONS RELATED TO AN ON-DEMAND SERVICE - A system and method for providing notifications is described. The system accesses a notification database that stores a plurality of notification entries. Each notification entry includes notification text, location information, and condition information. For each of a plurality of devices, information is received that includes a current location of that device and a current status associated with that device. At least one device is determined to meet the condition information of a notification entry based on the received information. A notification corresponding to the notification entry is transmitted to the at least one device.||09-24-2015|
|20140129951||PROVIDING ON-DEMAND SERVICES THROUGH USE OF PORTABLE COMPUTING DEVICES - A method for requesting an on-demand service on a computing device is provided. One or more processors determine the current location of the computing device. A multistate selection feature of a plurality of service options for providing the on-demand service is presented on the display of the computing device. The multistate selection feature enables a user to select a service option that is available within a region that includes the current location to provide the on-demand service. In response to the user selecting one of the plurality of service options, a summary user interface is presented on the display to provide region-specific information about the on-demand service based on the selected service option.||05-08-2014|
|20140129302||PROVIDING A CONFIRMATION INTERFACE FOR ON-DEMAND SERVICES THROUGH USE OF PORTABLE COMPUTING DEVICES - A method for providing transport services is provided. A transport request for a transport service is received from a user. The transport request specifies at least one of a pickup or drop-off location. A confirmation panel is generated to display information corresponding to the at least one of the pickup location or drop-off location. On the confirmation panel, a map relevant to the at least one of the pickup location or drop-off location is displayed. Fare information relevant to the transport request is also displayed on the confirmation panel. A prompt is provided for the user to confirm the transport request.||05-08-2014|
|20140129135||DYNAMICALLY PROVIDING POSITION INFORMATION OF A TRANSIT OBJECT TO A COMPUTING DEVICE - A system and method for providing position information of a transit object to a computing device is provided. Global positioning satellite (GPS) information of a transit object can be periodically received. For each of some of the GPS information, one or more candidate points of a transit system can be identified based on the GPS information. Using the one or more candidate points, a most likely path of travel can be determined. Additional position points along the most likely path of travel can be extrapolated and transmitted to a computing device.||05-08-2014|
|20130246301||PROVIDING USER FEEDBACK FOR TRANSPORT SERVICES THROUGH USE OF MOBILE DEVICES - A system and method are described for providing feedback for a transportation service. A rating user interface can be provided after completion of a service. In response to a user's providing a rating for the transportation service, additional rating features can be provided as part of the rating user interface. If the rating is equal to or higher than a predetermined level, the user may be enabled to share positive aspects of the service with other people. If the rating is below the predetermined level, the user may be enabled to indicate categories which the user was dissatisfied with.||09-19-2013|
|20130246207||SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMICALLY ADJUSTING PRICES FOR SERVICES - A method for adjusting prices for services is provided. One or more processors make a determination of an amount of requesters for a service at a given time and an amount of available service providers for providing the service at the given time. A price, relative to a default price, for using the service provided by one or more service providers is adjusted based on the determined amount of requesters and the determined amount of available service providers. Pricing data corresponding to the adjusted price is transmitted to one or more requesting devices or one or more provider devices so that the adjusted price can be displayed on at least one of the one or more requesting devices or the one or more provider devices and be indicative of an adjustment in price as compared to the default price.||09-19-2013|
|20130132887||TRANSITIONING USER INTERFACE FEATURES FOR ON-DEMAND SERVICES THROUGH USE OF PORTABLE COMPUTING DEVICES - A method for operating a computing device is disclosed. A user interface of an application that is running on the computing device is displayed. The user interface has a first panel and a second panel in an original position. The computing device can receive a user input. In response to receiving the user input, the first panel and the second panel can be transitioned to display a set of features that were not previously displayed before receiving the user input.||05-23-2013|
|20130132246||PROVIDING A SUMMARY OR RECEIPT FOR ON-DEMAND SERVICES THROUGH USE OF PORTABLE COMPUTING DEVICES - A method for providing a service summary or receipt on a computing device is provided. One or more processors determine information for a service rendered for a user. The information includes a cost for the service, a type of service performed, and a person who performed the service. A summary receipt panel is provided on a display of the computing device and includes the information for the service rendered. The one or more processors provide, on the summary receipt panel, a map that identifies a location relevant to the service rendered and a feedback feature that enables the user to rate the service received.||05-23-2013|
|20130132140||DETERMINING A LOCATION RELATED TO ON-DEMAND SERVICES THROUGH USE OF PORTABLE COMPUTING DEVICES - A method for determining a location relating to an on-demand service on a computing device is provided. One or more processors receiving a transport request from a user. The transport request specifies at least one of a pick-up region or a drop-off region. One or more locations of interests within the at least one of the pick-up region or the drop-off region are determined. Based on the at least one of the pick-up region or the drop-off region, one or more historical locations related to the user is determined. A likely location is determined based on the determined one or more locations of interest and the one or more historical locations.||05-23-2013|
Patent applications by Uber Technologies, Inc.