LANDMARK-BASED ROUTING

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20080319658A1
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11767953

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Driving directions can be helpful if in addition to spatial information, landmark information is provided. Landmarks assist in adding context to directions as well as allowing for a greater likelihood of success of an operator following directions. There can be employment of physical identification of landmarks as well as processing regarding the utility of a landmark in regards to driving directions. Driving directions can be highly useful if integrated landmarks relate to knowledge possessed by an operator of a vehicle. Landmark based driving direction can be integrated with advertisements that relate to the directions.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLCREDMOND, WA30026

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Couckuyt, Jeffrey D Bothell, WA 23 309
Horvitz, Eric J Kirkland, WA 305 12913
Li, Jin Sammamish, WA 353 4165
Lombardi, Steve Seattle, WA 14 590
Ofek, Eyal Redmond, WA 141 1937
Paulin, Alan Kirkland, WA 9 111
Qian, Zhenyu Cupertino, CA 9 198
Schwartz, Joseph Redmond, WA 30 814
Swartz, Tanya Lisa New York, NY 3 82
Wu, Xin Beijing, CN 55 272
Zhuge, Yue Bejing, CN 7 126

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QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
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