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Inventor:
Kaplan; Lawrence M.
Address:
Northbrook, IL
No. of patents:
26
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8078572 System and method for updating a geographic database using satellite imagery December 13, 2011
A reporting program and system for updating a master copy of a geographic database is disclosed. According to the method and system, reports are obtained that relate to data contained in a geographic database. Satellite images of the geographic locations represented by the data in th
8010284 Geographic database including data indicating wireless coverage and method and system for use th August 30, 2011
Wireless coverage data are associated with a geographic database that contains data that represent a road network in a geographic region. The wireless coverage data indicate areas within the geographic region in which navigation-related services or data from a navigation services pro
7949464 Method of operating a navigation system to provide parking availability information May 24, 2011
A method of operating a navigation system includes obtaining a destination location and identifying a parking facility proximate said destination location. The method further includes transmitting a parking message including a determined parking availability. The determined parking a
7894986 Method and system for forming a keyword database for referencing physical locations February 22, 2011
An improved method and system for specifying physical locations when using applications run on navigation systems or other computer platforms that provide navigation- or map-related functions. When requesting a navigation- or map-related function from such an application, a user spec
7805239 Method of operating a navigation system to provide parking availability information September 28, 2010
A method of operating a navigation system includes obtaining a destination location and identifying a parking facility proximate said destination location. The method further includes providing historic parking availability information for the identified parking facility. The histori
7627426 Geographic database including data indicating wireless coverage and method and system for use th December 1, 2009
Wireless coverage data are associated with a geographic database that contains data that represent a road network in a geographic region. The wireless coverage data indicate areas within the geographic region in which navigation-related services or data from a navigation services pro
7538690 Method of collecting parking availability information for a geographic database for use with a n May 26, 2009
A method of obtaining data for a geographic database for use with a navigation system includes collecting data indicating parking availability at a parking facility at a plurality of times and analyzing the data indicating parking availability. Based on the analyzing, the method deri
7516010 Method of operating a navigation system to provide parking availability information April 7, 2009
A method of operating a navigation system includes obtaining a destination location and identifying a parking facility proximate said destination location. The method further includes providing historic parking availability information for the identified parking facility. The histori
7406482 System and method for updating a geographic database using satellite imagery July 29, 2008
A reporting program and system for updating a master copy of a geographic database is disclosed. According to the method and system, reports are obtained that relate to data contained in a geographic database. Satellite images of the geographic locations represented by the data in th
7305302 Geographic database including data indicating wireless coverage and method and system for use th December 4, 2007
Wireless coverage data are associated with a geographic database that contains data that represent a road network in a geographic region. The wireless coverage data indicate areas within the geographic region in which navigation-related services or data from a navigation services pro
7079945 Geographic database including data indicating wireless coverage and method and system for use th July 18, 2006
Wireless coverage data are associated with a geographic database that contains data that represent a road network in a geographic region. The wireless coverage data indicate areas within the geographic region in which navigation-related services or data from a navigation services pro
6873998 System and method for updating a geographic database using satellite imagery March 29, 2005
A reporting program and system for updating a master copy of a geographic database is disclosed. According to the method and system, reports are obtained that relate to data contained in a geographic database. Satellite images of the geographic locations represented by the data in the re
6836724 Navigation system with sign assistance December 28, 2004
A feature provided by a navigation system or other device whereby additional information about roadside signs can be provided to a driver of a vehicle while traveling along a road. The additional information may be provided automatically or in response to a request from the driver. The
6725156 Method and system for providing backup driving instructions with a navigation system April 20, 2004
A navigation method and system are disclosed whereby users of the systems are provided with backup driving instructions. A wireless communications system allows end users' computing devices to receive dynamic route guidance from a remotely located navigation services provider. The dynami
6671615 Navigation system with sign assistance December 30, 2003
A feature provided by a navigation system or other device whereby additional information about roadside signs can be provided to a driver of a vehicle while travelling along a road. The additional information may be provided automatically or in response to a request from the driver. The
6640187 Method for obtaining information for a geographic database October 28, 2003
A system and method for collecting address data for a geographic database are disclosed. Data are collected using a plurality of end users' navigation systems. The data indicate a location at which a trip by a vehicle in which a navigation system is located ended and a desired destin
6590837 Apparatus and method for annotating an object with an audio message July 8, 2003
An apparatus and method for annotating an object, such as a document, with an audio event is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a recording component that makes a recording of an audio event, a data code applicator that places a data code on the object after the recording of the audio ev
6487495 Navigation applications using related location-referenced keywords November 26, 2002
An improved system and method for specifying physical locations when using applications run on navigation systems or other computer platforms that provide navigation- or map-related functions. When requesting a navigation- or map-related function from such an application, a user spec
6463384 Geographic database including data for providing instructions about tollways October 8, 2002
A navigation system provides a user thereof with warnings or advisories about toll gates that require exact change. The warnings or advisories are provided when the navigation system calculates a solution route to a destination specified by the user. The warnings or advisories are also
6401034 Method and system for finding intermediate destinations with a navigation system June 4, 2002
A navigation system includes a feature that allows a user to specify a type of point of interest at which the user wishes to make an intermediate stop while on route to a final destination. The feature identifies for the user one point of interest of the specified type at which an interm
6381537 Method and system for obtaining geographic data using navigation systems April 30, 2002
A system and method for collecting address data for a geographic database are disclosed. Data are collected using a plurality of end users navigation systems. The data indicate a location at which a trip by a vehicle in which a navigation system is located ended and a desired destina
6317685 Method and system for providing alternate routes with a navigation system November 13, 2001
A feature for a navigation system that provides an evaluation of alternate routes. According to this feature, the navigation system compares the actual time of travel along a route to the estimated time of travel along the route. If the actual time of travel exceeds the estimated time of
6314367 Navigation system with feature for reporting errors November 6, 2001
A feature whereby an end user of a navigation system that uses geographic data can easily report perceived errors or inaccuracies in the geographic data or other problems such as poor quality route calculation or guidance. The end user uses a user interface of the navigation system to in
6278935 Method and system for providing instructions about tollways with a navigation system August 21, 2001
A navigation system provides a user thereof with warnings or advisories about toll gates that require exact change. The warnings or advisories are provided when the navigation system calculates a solution route to a destination specified by the user. The warnings or advisories are also
6253151 Navigation system with feature for reporting errors June 26, 2001
A feature whereby an end user of a navigation system that uses geographic data can easily report perceived errors or inaccuracies in the geographic data or other problems such as poor quality route calculation or guidance. The end user uses a user interface of the navigation system to in
6188957 Method and system for providing bicycle information with a navigation system February 13, 2001
A navigation system feature that provides information about bicycle traffic and/or travel by bicycle. According to one aspect of the disclosed subject matter, a navigation system uses a geographic database to provide navigation-related features, such as route calculation and route guidan










 
 
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