Apparatus and method for path finding in multimodes

  • US 8,810,389 B2
  • Filed: 07/31/2012
  • Issued: 08/19/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/04/2011
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An apparatus for path finding in multimodes, comprising:

  • a location-tracking unit that tracks a current location of a plurality of terminals to generate a plurality of pieces of location information;

    a path-finding unit that receives a path-finding request for specific destinations common to the plurality of terminals from the plurality of terminals to find paths to the specific destinations from a location of each terminal at the time of the path-finding request and generate a plurality of pieces of path information;

    a sharing server that transmits the plurality of pieces of path information and the location information of the plurality of terminals on the found paths to the plurality of terminals; and

    a common server that transmits a sharing request from a first terminal among the plurality of terminals to a plurality of terminals other than the first terminal, receives at least one sharing request approval from the plurality of terminals other than the first terminal, and transmits a dedicated communication channel-establishing request for establishing a dedicated communication channel among the information-sharing terminals including the plurality of terminals transmitting the sharing request approval to the sharing server.

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