US Patent No. 10,250,701

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING AN ACTUAL POINT-OF-INTEREST BASED ON USER ACTIVITY AND ENVIRONMENT CONTEXTS


Patent No. 10,250,701
Issue Date April 02, 2019
Title Method And System For Determining An Actual Point-of-interest Based On User Activity And Environment Contexts
Inventorship Alvin Chin, Chicago, IL (US)
Kasthuri Rengan Nallappa Soundararajan, Schaumburg, IL (US)
Clint Woker, St. Charles, IL (US)
Jilei Tian, Chicago, IL (US)
Michael Karg, Eching (DE)
Assignee Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft, Munich (DE)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,250,701

1. A method for determining an actual point-of-interest (POI), the method comprising the acts of:determining, using at least one computing device, a first set of probable POIs corresponding to a first geographical location corresponding to a user's first place of visit;
determining, using the at least one computing device, first POI category information including one or more of: (i) at least one POI category for each POI in the first set of probable POIs and (ii) at least one POI category associated with user activity corresponding to the first geographical location;
determining, using the at least one computing device, a second set of probable POIs corresponding to a second geographical location corresponding to corresponding to a user's next place of visit after the user's first place of visit;
determining, using the at least one computing device, second POI category information including one or more of: (i) at least one POI category for each POI in the second set of probable POIs and (ii) at least one POI category associated with user activity corresponding to the second geographical location; and
determining, using the at least one computing device, the actual POI from the first and second sets of probable POIs by analyzing the first and second POI category information.