Olathe, KS, United States
Olathe, KS, United States

Garmin is a multinational corporation and producer of navigation equipment. It is most well known as a producer of consumer and professional-grade Global Positioning System receivers. It was founded in 1989 by Min Kao and Gary Burrell in Lenexa, Kansas.As of May 2014, Garmin has sold over 126 million GPS devices. Wikipedia.


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Watercraft automation and aquatic data utilization for aquatic efforts are disclosed. In one aspect, an anchor point is obtained and a watercraft position maintenance routine is actuated to control the watercraft to maintain association with the anchor point. In another aspect, prior aquatic effort data is obtained in association with an anchor point. In yet another aspect, current aquatic effort data is generated in association with an anchor point, in still another aspect, current aquatic effort data and prior aquatic effort data are utilized for prediction generation. In yet another aspect, current aquatic effort data and prior aquatic effort data are utilized to obtain another anchor point for a watercraft.


Watercraft automation and aquatic data utilization for aquatic efforts are disclosed. In one aspect, an anchor point is obtained and a watercraft position maintenance routine is actuated to control the watercraft to maintain association with the anchor point. In another aspect, prior aquatic effort data is obtained in association with an anchor point. In yet another aspect, current aquatic effort data is generated in association with an anchor point. In still another aspect, current aquatic effort data and prior aquatic effort data are utilized for prediction generation. In yet another aspect, current aquatic effort data and prior aquatic effort data are utilized to obtain another anchor point for a watercraft.


A mobile computing device is described that provides navigational guidance with lane-level granularity. The mobile computing device may be configured to measure and transmit its respective traffic data, which may include an indication of a vehicle road lane in which a vehicle is currently travelling, the speed of the vehicle driving in this road lane, and/or an indication of how long it takes for the vehicle to pass through various intersections in various lanes. The traffic data may be transmitted from several mobile computing devices to a traffic aggregation service, which may calculate an average vehicle speed and average intersection timing on a per-road lane basis. The traffic service may broadcast the averaged data to one or more mobile computing devices configured to receive this information. The mobile computing devices may use the averaged data to optimize routing and/or to improve the accuracy in which route driving times are calculated.


Patent
Garmin | Date: 2016-12-06

A smart watch comprises a case, a display device configured to present a user interface disposed in substantially all of a face of the case, a bezel around the display device configured to be rotated to select a mode of operation of the smart watch, and an analog first watch arm and an analog second watch arm disposed over the display, the second watch arm coaxial with the first watch arm. In a first mode of operation, the user interface presents a watch dial and control the first and second watch arms indicate a time of day first and second watch arms to indicate a time of day. In a second mode of operation, the user interface presents a dial and control the first and second watch arms form a pointer, the pointer configured to indicate a reading on the dial.


Patent
Garmin | Date: 2016-02-18

A fitness monitor comprises a housing, a wrist band, a motion sensor, a display, a non-transitory memory element and a processing element. The wrist band is coupled to the housing and configured to attach to a wrist of a user. The motion sensor is configured to sense motion of the user and generate motion data. The display is coupled to the housing and configured to present information associated with user activity. The memory element is located in the housing and configured to store the activity data and a daily activity goal. The processing element is operably coupled to the memory element and configured to determine daily activity data, a daily activity goal corresponding to a predetermined level of activity for the user, compute an activity countdown and level of inactivity, and present, on the display, the activity countdown and inactivity indicia indicating the level of inactivity.


Patent
Garmin | Date: 2016-06-21

Techniques are provided for implementing a system that can assist a user with parking a vehicle in a desired location using a portable device such as a smartphone or a personal navigation device. Implementations capture an image of the vehicles surroundings when it is in the position the user wishes to parking (for example, when it is pulled far enough into a garage to allow the garage door to close). Subsequently, when the user wishes to park in that location again, one or more comparison images are captured in real time and compared to the reference image. When the current comparison image agrees with the reference image, the vehicle is in the correct position.


Patent
Garmin | Date: 2016-02-18

A wearable electronic device utilizes indicators on a display screen, such as tick marks positioned around the perimeter of the display, to point to the bearing of a desired location such as a nearest airport when GPS is enabled. The electronic device may be implemented as an aviation watch that comprises a display device having a screen including a plurality of indicators arranged proximal to a perimeter of the screen. The aviation watch determines a direction of an airport that is nearest in proximity to the location of the aviation watch and activates a subset of the plurality of indicators of the screen, the subset of the plurality of indicators providing a directional bearing to the airport determined to be nearest in proximity to the location of the aviation watch.


An apparatus or web server for assisting a user in selecting a route based on tracked popularity of routes traveled by other users and a desired user activity. The apparatus may include a memory for receiving and storing route data for routes previously traveled by a plurality of users and a processing device coupled with the memory for receiving desired route characteristic information from the user, including a desired activity type, such as running or cycling. The processing device may compare the desired route characteristics information with the route data, suggest at least one of the stored routes to the user based on the comparison, and visually indicate with a color-coded heat map a popularity of the routes suggested based on the comparison.


Patent
Garmin | Date: 2016-01-07

An improved integrated avionics system having a plurality of line replacement units (LRUs) is disclosed. At least one LRU stores in its memory software and configuration data stored and used by another LRU in the system. Upon detecting a new LRU installation, the at least one LRU may be configured to copy to its internal memory the software and configuration data loaded to the new LRU. The LRU may also store a table in its internal memory identifying each LRU that has been installed in the system, when each LRU was installed, and a copy of configuration and software data loaded to each LRU. If one of the LRUs in the system needs to be replaced, the LRU may determine which software and configuration data is applicable to the replaced LRU and load the determined software and configuration data to the new LRU, thereby improving the loading and installation process.


Patent
Garmin | Date: 2016-03-03

Optical range finders are configured to transmit optical bursts toward a target and detect a corresponding received burst. DC offset in the received burst due to square law detection can be offset based on a difference between high pass and low pass filtered portions of the received burst. Edge records associated with bursts can be obtained, and correlated with a reference signal or waveform to obtain a range estimate.

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