TRAVEL DIRECTIONS WITH TRAVEL-TIME ESTIMATES

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20110130950A1
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12629778

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Travel directions may be provided with an estimate of the amount of time that it takes to traverse the route at various times of day. In one example, data is collected regarding the traffic along a route, as well as other factors that may affect the time it takes to traverse the route. The collected data is associated with a particular time, so that it is possible to know, for example, that traffic moves at an average speed of X from 1-2 p.m., an average speed of Y from 2-3 p.m., and so on. Directions may be presented to a user in a way that reflects the varying amount of time that it takes to traverse a route at different times of day. For example, a chart or graph showing how travel time changes throughout the day may be presented.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLCREDMOND, WA30026

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ofek, Eyal Redmond, US 141 1937
Wexler, Yonatan Redmond, US 59 306

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
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Volkswagen of America, Inc. (1)
* 2009/0287,408 Method for Offering a User Reward Based on a Chosen Navigation Route 37 2008
 
MITAC INTERNATIONAL CORP. (1)
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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (1)
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TOMTOM, INC. (1)
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PROXPRO, INC. (1)
* 2009/0192,702 Situation-aware personal information management for a mobile device 60 2008
 
INRIX, INC. (7)
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* 2007/0208,498 DISPLAYING ROAD TRAFFIC CONDITION INFORMATION AND USER CONTROLS 145 2006
* 2007/0208,497 DETECTING ANOMALOUS ROAD TRAFFIC CONDITIONS 119 2006
* 7912628 Determining road traffic conditions using data from multiple data sources 80 2007
* 2008/0071,465 DETERMINING ROAD TRAFFIC CONDITIONS USING DATA FROM MULTIPLE DATA SOURCES 150 2007
* 7908076 Representative road traffic flow information based on historical data 42 2007
* 2008/0071,466 REPRESENTATIVE ROAD TRAFFIC FLOW INFORMATION BASED ON HISTORICAL DATA 136 2007
 
FACEBOOK, INC. (3)
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* 2008/0167,938 RESERVING A TIME BLOCK IN A CALENDAR APPLICATION TO ACCOUNT FOR A TRAVEL TIME BETWEEN GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS OF APPOINTMENTS 30 2007
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GOOGLE INC. (2)
* 6650995 Method of optimizing traffic content 17 2002
* 2011/0112,759 TRANSIT ROUTING SYSTEM FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TRIP PLANNING 22 2010
 
HERE GLOBAL B.V. (2)
* 7096115 Method and system for developing traffic messages 74 2003
* 2011/0043,377 Providing Driving Condition Alerts Using Road Attribute Data 21 2009
 
CLARION CO., LTD. (1)
* 2004/0249,568 Travel time calculating method and traffic information display method for a navigation device 67 2004
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
GOOGLE INC. (10)
8738284 Method, system, and computer program product for dynamically rendering transit maps 11 2011
9239246 Method, system, and computer program product for visual disambiguation for directions queries 0 2011
8589075 Method, system, and computer program product for visualizing trip progress 10 2011
* 8712682 Estimating travel time 0 2012
* 8738292 Predictive transit calculations 9 2013
8818726 Method, system, and computer program product for visualizing trip progress 3 2013
* 9020763 Predictive transit calculations 1 2014
* 2014/0343,850 PREDICTIVE TRANSIT CALCULATIONS 1 2014
* 9222782 Predictive transit calculations 0 2015
* 2015/0185,016 PREDICTIVE TRANSIT CALCULATIONS 0 2015
 
HERE GLOBAL B.V. (1)
* 2015/0066,361 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ASSIGNING VEHICLES TO TRIPS 0 2013
 
BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (2)
* 9052503 Method for the output of graphic driving indications 0 2012
* 2012/0249,589 Method for the Output of Graphic Driving Indications 10 2012
* Cited By Examiner