US 10,889,463 B2
Method and system for indoor wayfinding based on elevator information
Ashley Chapman, Plainville, CT (US); Bradley Armand Scoville, Farmington, CT (US); Eric C. Peterson, East Longmeadow, MA (US); and Paul A. Simcik, Southington, CT (US)
Assigned to OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY, Farmington, CT (US)
Appl. No. 15/532,403
Filed by Otis Elevator Company, Farmington, CT (US)
PCT Filed Dec. 2, 2015, PCT No. PCT/US2015/063308
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Jun. 1, 2017,
PCT Pub. No. WO2016/089932, PCT Pub. Date Jun. 9, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/086,482, filed on Dec. 2, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2017/0369278 A1, Dec. 28, 2017
Int. Cl. B66B 3/00 (2006.01); G01C 21/20 (2006.01); G06F 3/0481 (2013.01)
CPC B66B 3/006 (2013.01) [G01C 21/206 (2013.01); G06F 3/04812 (2013.01)] 11 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method, comprising:
generating, by a processor, an elevator call to an elevator upon a detection by a proximity system of a user device within a predetermined distance to the elevator;
generating, by the processor, a map on the user device in response to detection of the user device, the map corresponding to a source floor;
receiving, by a processor, the elevator call that indicates a source floor and a destination;
processing, by the processor, the destination to derive a target floor;
causing, by the processor, an elevator to travel between the source floor and the target floor; and
performing, by the processor, at least one of a plurality of wayfinding operations upon arrival of the elevator at the target floor, wherein the at least one of the plurality of wayfinding operations upon arrival of the elevator at the target floor includes updating the map to correspond to the target floor.