US 9,810,538 B2
Apparatus, method, and system for providing beacon-based navigation
Ramesh Marimuthu, Edison, NJ (US)
Assigned to Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc., Basking Ridge, NJ (US)
Filed by Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc., Arlington, VA (US)
Filed on Aug. 22, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/466,649.
Prior Publication US 2016/0054130 A1, Feb. 25, 2016
Int. Cl. G01C 21/20 (2006.01)
CPC G01C 21/206 (2013.01) 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method comprising:
receiving a request via a device to navigate to a destination point;
calculating a route from a location of the device to the destination point;
selecting two or more guidance beacons based on the route, wherein at least one of the two or more guidance beacons is pre-installed on a track on a ceiling of a physical space;
simultaneously activating the two or more guidance beacons to initiate a presentation of guidance information, the activating causing the selected two or more guidance beacons to begin displaying, simultaneously, a visual indicator indicating a presence of the two or more guidance beacons; and
causing the at least one guidance beacon, installed on the track, to move on the track to assist with navigating the device to the destination point.