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Communications: directive radio wave systems and devices (e.g., radar, radio navigation) January USPTO class listing 01/08

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01/31/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20080024359 - System and method for geometric apodization: A complex image is apodized to suppress sidelobes. An original complex image of an object is received. The complex image comprises a plurality of data points and sidelobes. The complex image is transformed to a k-space image which is then trimmed to remove all points outside of a geometric shape.... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.

20080024353 - Radar sensor and method for its operation: In a radar sensor for a motor vehicle having a transmitting device and a receiving device, an adaptation of the sensor characteristic is achieved while a vehicle is operated in that transmitting parameters of the transmitting device and receiving parameters of the receiving device are variable.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20080024352 - Target detection apparatus and system: A wide monitor area can be covered by switching the connection between a plurality of sensors and a transmission/reception device using a switch device of a target detection apparatus in a time division manner. When only two target detection apparatuses are used in positioning a target, the position of a... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

20080024354 - Filling level radar frequency converter: A frequency converter for a filling level radar includes a signal generator unit, a receiver circuit, a transmit coupler, and an amplifier. The amplifier is amplifying the transmit signal at the high frequency side of the frequency converter. For frequency conversion, a mixer or a multiplier may be provided.... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20080024355 - Method and apparatus for measuring distance between a target and a receiver in a ranging system: A method of measuring distance between a target and a receiver in a ranging system may comprise transmitting a first pulse at a first time determined by a sampling clock in a receiver, receiving the first pulse, sampling the first pulse at a predetermined amplitude threshold using the sampling clock... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20080024356 - System and method for passively estimating angle and range of a source using signal samples collected simultaneously from a multi-aperture antenna: A system and method for passively estimating range and angle of a source are disclosed. The source may be any wave source including radio-frequency (RF), optical, acoustic or seismic sources. In some RF embodiments, the system includes a single aperture antenna to simultaneously receive RF signals from the RF source... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20080024357 - Electromagnetic signal emitting and/or receiving device and corresponding integrated circuit: Electromagnetic signal emitting and/or receiving device and corresponding integrated circuit. The electromagnetic signal emitting and/or receiving device defines a minimum operational bandwidth and includes one or several arrays of antennas, each having at least one antenna, and which generate an output signal corresponding to the output signal generated by an... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20080024358 - Radar system: Provided is a radar system capable of appropriate detection even if a difference of a free space path loss due to a frequency in a range of occupied bandwidth is large. Based on a modulation signal, an amplitude control circuit amplifies amplitude of a modulated signal more significantly as the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20080024361 - Computing long term orbit and clock models with variable time-horizons: A method and apparatus for determining long term orbit (LTO) models using variable time-horizons to improve the orbit and clock model accuracy. The method and apparatus use either historic ephemeris or historic measurements for at least one satellite to produce an orbit parameter prediction model (an LTO model). The parameter... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20080024363 - Antenna selection in a positioning system: A positioning system includes a positioning device with a local antenna. One or more remote antennas are also connected to the device. The system selects one or more antennas to use in determining a position based at least in part on an orientation of the device. Other factors which may... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20080024362 - Gps with mask rom , control ic of the gps and method for implementing the same: The present invention provides a global positioning system (GPS) and a method for implementing the system. The GPS includes a control unit, a GPS RF processing circuit and a storage unit. The control unit includes a microprocessor and a mask ROM storing reference information. The GPS RF processing circuit is... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080024360 - Gps explorer: This is a portable information system which uses Global Positioning System (GPS) data as a key to automatically retrieve audiovisual data from a database. On a journey the system can automatically identify and describe places of specific interest to the user, landmarks and the history of nearby buildings, or locate... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20080024364 - Gps explorer: This is a portable information system which uses Global Positioning System (GPS) data as a key to automatically retrieve audiovisual data from a database. On a journey the system can automatically identify and describe places of specific interest to the user, landmarks and the history of nearby buildings, or locate... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20080024365 - Position finding system and method used with an emergency beacon: Disclosed is an apparatus and method for locating a transmitter. The apparatus comprises an antenna, a receiver and a memory adapted to store the plurality signals received by the receiver and antenna. The plurality of signals represents a plurality of data points relating to the position of the transmitter as... Agent: Antony C. Edwards

01/24/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20080018521 - System and method for radar tracking using communications packets: According to the invention, IEEE 802.15.4a packets are used for communications, ranging and passive radar (detecting changes/motions, tracking objects in the environment) functionality. Changes and motions in the environment are detected by exploiting the specific preamble structure of the IEEE 802.15.4a packets. A sequence of packets transmitted through an environment... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.

20080018523 - Method and system for radar processing: A method of radar processing includes selecting a detection threshold in accordance with a mathematical function of angle and/or scaling a radar return signal in accordance with the mathematical function of angle. Apparatus for radar processing includes a threshold selection processor adapted to select a detection threshold in accordance with... Agent: Valeo Raytheon Systems, Inc. C/o Daly, Crowley, Mofford And Durkee, LLP

20080018524 - System and method for estimating airborne radar antenna pointing errors: Methods and systems for estimating and correcting airborne radar antenna pointing errors. The methods and systems include predicting expected received power from at least one scattering source using terrain elevation information, transmitting a radar signal to the at least one scattering source, measuring received power from the at least one... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services Ab-2b

20080018520 - Aircraft anti-missile protection system: t

20080018519 - Anti-missile system and method: The disclosed system, device and method for an anti-missile system generally includes a ground-based sensor array generating tracking data of a guided missile tracking a target. A control node in communication with the ground-based sensor array generates targeting data from the tracking data. A phased array directed-energy unit in communication... Agent: Noblitt & Gilmore, LLC.

20080018522 - Mobile ballistic missile detection and defense system: The present invention is directed towards a ballistic missile detection and defense system. The system of the present invention comprises a ship based interceptor or antiballistic missile, a missile launch detection and tracking system, and a signal processing system capable of receiving said tracking signal calculating an intercept trajectory for... Agent: Duane Morris LLP

20080018525 - Radio frequency signature augmentation system: Systems and methods are provided for simulating a target platform. An incoming radar signal is transmitted from a radar source and is received at a first platform. Time of the received radar signal is modulated to generate first and second range extent signals. The first range extent signal is vector... Agent: Robert R. Richardson, P.s.

20080018526 - Radar apparatus: Marine radar apparatus propagates groups of three pulses A, B, C of the same amplitude but different widths, the shorter pulse enabling detection of close range targets and the longer pulses enabling detection of longer range targets. The pulses are encoded differently with the short pulse A being a continuous... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20080018529 - Positioning device, method of controlling positioning device, and recording medium having program for controlling positioning device recorded thereon: A positioning device 20 receives a satellite signal from a satellite positioning system (SPS) satellite and locates a present position, the positioning device 20 including an azimuth calculation section which calculates an azimuth of the SPS satellite corresponding to the received satellite signal, and a reception environment determination section which... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20080018528 - Positioning system, positioning device, communication base station, control method, and recording medium storing program: A communication base station includes a propagation time evaluation section which determines whether or not a propagation time required for a communication radio wave to propagate between the communication base station and a positioning device is within a predetermined allowable time range, a code phase calculation section which calculates a... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20080018530 - Virtual real-time clock based on time information from multiple communication systems: Method and apparatus to implement a “virtual” real-time clock at a terminal based on time information from multiple communication systems. At least one system (e.g., GPS) provides “absolute” time information for the virtual real-time clock, and at least one other system (e.g., a cellular system) provides “relative” time information. The... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20080018531 - Positioning device, method of calculating search range, and recording medium: A positioning device which locates a position using satellite signals from a plurality of satellite positioning system (SPS) satellites includes a satellite position calculation section which calculates a satellite position of each SPS satellite in an orbit, a relative position calculation section which calculates a relative position between an initial... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20080018527 - Distributed orbit modeling and propagation method for a predicted and real-time assisted gps system: A distributed orbit and propagation method for use in a predicted GPS or GNSS system, which includes a predicted GPS server (PGPS Server), a source of high accuracy orbit predictions (Orbit Server), a global reference network (GRN Server) providing real-time GPS or GNSS assistance data to the PGPS Server, a... Agent: Vermette & Co.

20080018533 - Efficient space-time adaptive processing (stap) filter for global positioning system (gps) receivers: A system for efficiently filtering interfering signals in a front end of a GPS receiver is disclosed. Such interfering signals can emanate from friendly, as well as unfriendly, sources. One embodiment includes a GPS receiver with a space-time adaptive processing (STAP) filter. At least a portion of the interfering signals... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20080018532 - Monitoring sports and swimming: A data logger for a swimmer which includes an accelerometer, and a GPS unit to sense position and velocity, a heart rate monitor, a controller programmed to manipulate the data and provide a display of the heart rate, lap times, stroke rate etc. The data can be stored or transmitted... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20080018534 - Electronic beam steering for keyhole avoidance: An airborne radio frequency (RF) antenna terminal system includes a two-axis gimbals control system and a phased array antenna. The phased array antenna electronically steers the receive and transmit beams using phase shifters. The electronically steered beams provide a virtual third-axis for the two-axis gimbals control system. The combination of... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (boeing)

20080018535 - Apparatus and method for removing interference in transmitting end of multi-antenna system: An apparatus and method for removing interference in a transmitting end of a multi-antenna system is provided. The method includes decomposing a channel matrix comprising channel coefficients for a plurality of terminals, calculating a value proportional to an interference signal for each of antennas, and calculating a sum of a... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP

20080018536 - Apparatus for measuring azimuth by using phase difference and method of using the same: An azimuth measurement apparatus including: a positioning signal receiver receiving a first impulse positioning signal and a second impulse positioning signal from a first fixed position and a second fixed position, respectively; a phase difference detector detecting a phase difference between the first impulse positioning signal and the second impulse... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

01/17/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20080012748 - Apparatus and method for performing calibration in a communication system: A calibration apparatus and method in a communication system are provided. In the apparatus and method, baseband reference signals are generated for signal transmission paths, upconverted to RF signals, and downconverted to a baseband signal after coupling and combining, and transmission calibration vectors are acquired using the baseband signal, and... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP

20080012757 - Method and apparatus implementing a scan strategy for automatic high power tube recovery: A method of reducing power to an electron emitting cathode comprises the steps of sensing a weather condition; calculating a condition number based upon the weather condition; comparing the condition number to a threshold; and reducing the power to the electron emitting cathode when the condition number is greater than... Agent: Sirote & Permutt, P.C.

20080012755 - Retrieval of parameters in networked radar environments: Radar beams are generated with radars disposed at different positions within an environment that attenuates at least a portion of one of the radar beams. A measured reflectivity of the environment is determined along a path of each of the radar beams. An intrinsic reflectivity is determined from different volume... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20080012756 - System and method for measuring phase and power variance: A device and method for measuring phase and power shifts in a simultaneous dual polarization radar system comprises an access port, a quadrature mixer, and a power detector. The access port is configured to couple to the simultaneous dual polarization radar system near the antenna of the simultaneous dual polarization... Agent: Sirote & Permutt, P.C.

20080012749 - Standoff radiation detection system: A standoff radiation detection and identification system is capable of detecting radiation from remote locations, such as at distances of 100 feet or more. The system can verify radiation associated with vehicles or vessels prior to them entering sensitive areas. The ability to detect radiation at standoff distances enables the... Agent: Fleit, Kain, Gibbons, Gutman, Bongini & Bianco P.l.

20080012750 - Directional alignment and alignment monitoring systems for directional and omni-directional antennas based on solar positioning alone or with electronic level sensing: Alignment monitoring systems for directional and omni-directional antennas that are mounted to the antennas and which include solar sensors that are mounted with enclosing housings such that solar imaging across the surface of one or more sensing elements is used to determine a current alignment of the antennas in at... Agent: Ralph A. Dowell Of Dowell & Dowell P.C.

20080012751 - Guidance system: There is provided a guidance system for allowing an air vehicle to guide a moving object, comprising a Synthetic Aperture Radar located on the air vehicle, and a means of communication for allowing the air vehicle to communicate with the moving object, wherein the Synthetic Aperture Radar is capable of... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20080012752 - Off-axis angle estimation method and apparatus using the same: Without using a traveling velocity of a vehicular object mounted with a radar device, an off-axis angle which is an offset angle between a reference direction of the radar device and a traveling direction of the vehicular object is estimated. An off-axis angle estimation method for estimating an off-axis angle... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080012753 - Passive channel calibration method based on non-linear antenna array: Taught herein is a passive channel calibration method wherein a non-linear antenna array sets an antenna array to a non-linear formation that contains at least a combination of translation invariant dual array-element couples, detects single-azimuth ocean echoes via combinations of translation invariant dual array-element couples, estimates channel amplitude mismatch coefficients... Agent: Matthias Scholl

20080012754 - Delay based sector beam synthesis in a multi-beam antenna system: A novel method and apparatus for synthesizing beams in a multi-beam antenna system is disclosed. In such systems, adjacent beams typically have overlapping coverage areas. When a common signal is broadcast across a plurality of such overlapping beams, the introduction of phase differences between adjacent beams may destructively interfere, resulting... Agent: Lawrence G. Kurland, Esq. Bryan Cave LLP

20080012758 - Acquisition assist information managing system, acquisition assist information managing device, and acquisition assist information managing method: An acquisition assist information managing system 1 is provided with the following to enable user equipment to perform positioning by acquiring a satellite. A test positioning device 254 performs test positioning by repetitively acquiring a satellite 3 with the use of combinations of respective items of information. An evaluation information... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20080012759 - Power control device for gps receiver and method of controlling power thereof: A power control device for selectively outputting power to a GPS receiver includes a position sensor and a power control module. The power control module determines whether to output power to the GPS receiver according to the variation quantity of the position information after receiving the position information. Therefore, as... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20080012760 - Remote tracking device and a system and method for two-way voice communication between the device and a monitoring center: A remote tracking system is described including one or more remote tracking devices and a monitoring center. The remote tracking device includes a tamper-resistant housing intended to be held securely to a wearer by a strap, a positioning system receiver in the housing and operable to receive signals indicative of... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p

20080012761 - Remote tracking system and device with variable sampling and sending capabilities based on environmental factors: A remote tracking device for use in a remote tracking system is described. The remote tracking device includes a positioning system receiver, such as GPS, operable to receive signals indicative of the location of the remote tracking device, a cellular transceiver operable to communicate with the central monitoring center, and... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p

20080012762 - Vehicle automatic emergency response system: An automatic emergency response system is operable to notify an emergency center of a defined event, such as a vehicle accident. The system facilitates location of the event, by using position determining means, such as GSP, to establish its at least approximate location. A control circuit includes code generating means... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20080012763 - Methods and systems for tracking signals with diverse polarization properties: Methods and systems for tracking signals with diverse polarization properties address both sensitivity and antenna tracking performance issues. In one embodiment, complex weightings for matching a polarization of an incident signal on a data channel are determined, and the complex weightings are applied to a tracking channel such that an... Agent: Henricks Slavin And Holmes LLP Suite 200

20080012764 - Apparatus, method and computer program product providing protected feedback signaling transmission in uplink closed-loop mimo: A device configured to perform communication operations, the device having a transceiver and a control unit. The transceiver is configured to receive a signal incorporating scheduling grant and antenna weight feedback information from a remote receiver in a wireless communications system. The control unit is configured to verify correct receipt... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC

20080012765 - Method, device and system for determining direction of arrival of signal: A method, device and system for determining a DOA of a signal are described. Determination of the DOA of the signal may include receiving first and second UWB waveforms of the signal at one or more antennas of a UWB transceiver. A window may be defined in the first and... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20080012766 - Apparatus and method for measuring moving distance in mobile communication system: An apparatus and a method for measuring a moving distance in a mobile communication terminal. A Doppler frequency over a time interval for measuring a moving speed of the Doppler frequency is measured or calculated. The moving speed is calculated. The moving distance is calculated using the moving speed and... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.

20080012767 - Wireless tracking system and method with multipath error mitigation: A system (50) and method (300) for providing multipath error mitigation for real-time wireless tracking of an object (100) is disclosed herein. A plurality of sensor readings are obtained from a tag (60) attached to an object (100) within an indoor facility (70). A plurality of reading sets are generated... Agent: Clause Eight Intellectual Property Services

20080012768 - Receive device and method for receiving a receive sequence: A receive device for determining a location of a transmitter device includes an evaluator formed to determine a first location of the transmitter device from a time of arrival of a first receive sequence, and a second location of the transmitter device from a time of arrival of a second... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

01/10/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20080007450 - Method and system for determining unwrapped phases from noisy two-dimensional wrapped-phase images: A method converts an input image of noisy wrapped phases to an output image of absolute unwrapped phases. The noisy wrapped phases in the input image are represented as a set of re-wrapped phases and a set of phase shifts. The set of re-wrapped phases are partitioned into a first... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.

20080007446 - Radar device: A laser light is radiated to be reflected by objects, and signals indicative of the reflected light are integrated by an integration processing unit. A state machine unit determines in which states of the waveform of an integrated signal the points are present representing the signal components at regular intervals... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20080007447 - Data relay for air vehicles and missiles: A data relay system for relaying data between an air vehicle or missile and a command centre, the data relay system comprising at least one balloon, the balloon comprising a communications link to both the command centre and the air vehicle or missile. The invention further provides a method of... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20080007444 - Radar detector with reduced emissions: A radar detector includes features to reduce emissions such as those typically generated by the detector's local oscillator. Two low noise amplifiers (LNA's), operating in X band and a combined K/Ka band, respectively amplify X and K/Ka band signals from separate antennae, and deliver those signals over separate, elongated and... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20080007445 - Ultra-wideband radar sensors and networks: Ultra wideband radar motion sensors strategically placed in an area of interest communicate with a wireless ad hoc network to provide remote area surveillance. Swept range impulse radar and a heart and respiration monitor combined with the motion sensor further improves discrimination.... Agent: Assistant Laboratory Counsel For Intellectual Property Law

20080007448 - Methods and systems for doppler frequency shift removal and correlation for software-based receivers: Embodiments of the invention provide a method for effecting Doppler removal and correlation for software-based receivers. For one embodiment of the invention Doppler removal is performed concurrently for all received communications signals. For one embodiment of the invention, a single frequency selected to effect Doppler removal, multiple communications signals having... Agent: Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP

20080007449 - Radar sensor: A first receiving antenna having a broad antenna characteristic and a second receiving antenna having a narrow antenna characteristic are provided in a radar sensor utilizing the pulse-echo principle. A switching between the receive signals of both receiving antennas at the clock pulse of the pulse repetition frequency of the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20080007451 - Interferometric radiometer: and in that said second signal processing means (SP2) are adapted for reconstructing said image from a plurality of two-dimensional sets of samples of said visibility function corresponding to different rotational positions of said rotating two- or three-dimensional array (REA) of receiving elements.... Agent: Clark & Brody

20080007452 - Device for generation of integrity messages signaling nominal, degraded or inactive surveillance stations of satellite navigation systems: A device is dedicated to generating integrity messages relating to at least one satellite navigation system including a set of satellite surveillance stations and to be sent to navigation receivers. The device comprises processor means responsible for determining at chosen times the stations that are active (i.e. nominal or degraded)... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080007453 - Smart antenna array over fiber: A smart antenna system includes a plurality of antennas, a plurality of Transmit—Receive Modules (TRMs) coupled respectively to the plurality of antennas, and a beam steering module coupled to the plurality of TRMs and providing radiation beam steering for the plurality of TRMs. The beam steering module includes a pilot... Agent: Myers Dawes Andras & Sherman, LLP

20080007454 - Methods and apparatus for adaptively performing algebraic interference cancellation: An adaptive algebraic interference cancellation technique for canceling interference from a signal of interest received by an array of antenna elements involves: generating a set of antenna element signals that reflect reception of the signal of interest and interference at the respective antenna elements; adaptively determining the direction of one... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC

20080007455 - Incoming direction estimation apparatus: An incoming direction estimation apparatus estimates an incoming direction of a radar wave using three or more sensors or antennas simultaneously. An arithmetic expression for estimating an incoming direction of a radar wave is configured as sin−1((½πa)*tan−1b). The “a” is d/λ determined by an antenna interval and by a wavelength... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

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