Patent Awarded: Dynamic Ridematching Algorithm Patent

Researchers from USF’s Center for Urban Transportation Research and the Computer Science and Engineering Department were recently awarded U.S. Patent #8,140,256 – Dynamic Ridematching Algorithm – GIS-based Algorithm to match riders for carpools that are traveling on similar routes. Issued March 20, 2012, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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Patent Awarded: Travel Assistant Device Patent

Researchers from the Center for Urban Transportation Research and the USF Computer Science and Engineering Department were recently awarded a patent for U.S. Patent # 8,138,907 – Travel Assistant Device – Travel Assistance Device (TAD) system to assist transit riders with intellectual disabilities.  Issued March 20, 2012, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. For more information on the Travel Assistant Device (TAD), visit

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Patent Awarded: Wireless Emergency Reporting System Patent

Researchers from the Center for Urban Transportation Research and the USF Computer Science and Engineering Department were awarded U.S. Patent # 8,045,954 – Wireless Emergency-Reporting System – Bidirectional location-based multimedia messaging system.  Issued October 11, 2011, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. For more information, contact Sean Barbeau, Ph.D.  

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Patent Awarded: Optimizing Performance of Location-Aware Applications Using State Machines Patent

Researchers from the Center for Urban Transportation Research and the USF Computer Science and Engineering Department were awarded U.S. Patent # 8,036,679 – Optimizing performance of location-aware applications using state machines – Dynamically adjusts GPS sampling rates to allow high resolution tracking while moving and conservation of battery energy when  stopped.  Issued October 11, 2011, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. For more

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