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Communications: directive radio wave systems and devices (e.g., radar, radio navigation) August list of inventions 08/08Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20080204311 - Synthetic aperture radar and processing method of reproducing synthetic aperture radar image: A synthetic aperture radar to provide high resolution in the azimuth direction under the predetermined conditions of wide observation swathwidth in the range direction, stripmap observation and free PRF (Pulse Repetition Frequency) comprises a transmission antenna 102 for a single system and receiving antennae 104a, 104b for two systems. The... Agent: Nec Corporation Of America
20080204303 - Pulse signal transmitting apparatus, method of adjusting waveform of the same, and dme ground station apparatus: A transmitting apparatus comprises a generator for generating a pulse signal having a waveform approximated to the Gaussian error function at a prescribed timing, a transmitter for power-amplifying a pulse signal generated by the generator, and transmitting the amplified pulse signal, an evaluator for extracting a pulse waveform part from... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.
20080204304 - Radar device for transmitting radio signal over angular scanning field: In a radar device installed in a vehicle for detecting a target around the vehicle, a transmitter transmits a plurality of radio signals at intervals. A scanning mechanism is arranged such that each of the plurality of radio signals is individually entered thereto. The scanning mechanism is swingable relative to... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20080204305 - Target tracking apparatus and method: On adjusting a target specification data error predicted value so as to become larger on detecting maneuver of a target, the target specification data error predicted value is adjusted, in consideration of type of the maneuver and a course of the target, so as to make a direction of varying... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080204306 - Detecting and ranging apparatus and detecting and ranging program product: A detecting and ranging apparatus and a program product obtain a correct relative velocity vector by a simple calculation based on a relative distance etc. obtained by a plurality of detectors such as a radar etc. by including: two relative distance measurement units receiving a reflected wave of a transmitted... Agent: Hanify & King Professional Corporation
20080204307 - Semiconductor device for spread spectrum radar apparatus: Provided is a semiconductor device for a spread spectrum radar apparatus which suppresses spurious signals resulting from non-linearity of active elements. The semiconductor device as the inverse spread spectrum modulation unit for the spread spectrum radar apparatus has a coupled line of two lines and another coupled line of two... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20080204310 - Methods and systems for frequency independent bearing detection: A system and method are provided for estimating bearing of a target based on RF signals received by an array of antenna elements. The system comprises first and second input channels that are configured to receive analog signals that correspond to first and second antenna elements. The system also includes... Agent: Garmin International, Inc. Attn: Legal - Ip
20080204308 - Radar sensor: A radar sensor having a transceiver device (10, 12), an analog/digital converter (14) for converting the received signals (A) into digital data, a memory device (18) for storing the digital data as a useful data set (D1) which provides the digital data for a recording period as a function of... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20080204309 - Radar system: A radar system comprises a transmitter that transmits a predetermined wideband signal, a digital receiver that records a returned signal using a one-bit ADC, a random noise source that is added to the transmitted or returned signal, a processing means where the received signal is distorted to compensate for the... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie
20080204312 - Phase ambiguity resolution method for a satellite based positioning system: The invention relates to a satellite-based positioning system in which a transmitter (2) emits electromagnetic radiation at least at N≧3 carrier frequencies (3, 4, 5). In order to resolve the phase ambiguity for said satellite-based positioning system, the electromagnetic radiation is received by a receiver (1), and K pseudo paths... Agent: Workman Nydegger
20080204313 - Radio navigation satellite system wall power automatic timer: A radio navigation satellite system (RNSS) automatic timer for regulating a flow of wall power is adapted to determine time and position information based at least in part on signals received from RNSS satellites, determine an operational state as a function on the time and position information and regulate a... Agent: Scot A Reader
20080204314 - System for broadcasting local information: System for broadcasting local information, related to the area where a vehicle (V), e.g. an automobile, is actually located or moving through, having: a GPS (1), that identifies the area where the vehicle is moving through, a GPRS transmission means (2), for transmitting the said local information from an external,... Agent: Collen Ip
20080204316 - Measurement fault detection: The present invention discloses a method and an apparatus for improving measurement fault detection in a sequential measurement processing estimator, and is particularly applied to Global Positioning Receivers.... Agent: The Eclipse Group
20080204315 - System and method for monitoring and surveying movements of the terrain, large infrastructures and civil building works in general, based upon the signals transmitted by the gps navigation satellite system: A measurement system for applications of monitoring and surveying based upon the signals transmitted by a GPS system includes a plurality of measurement stations equipped with at least one GPS receiver, one or more base stations for reception and processing of the measurements made by the plurality of measurement stations,... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC
20080204317 - System for automatic geo-tagging of photos: The present invention contemplates a variety of improved techniques for geo-tagging of digital photo graphs. In some embodiments, this includes automatically updating photograph locations with a stored offset value.... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20080204318 - Antenna system for sharing of operation: An antenna system for sharing of operation employs contiguous transmit frequencies. Transmit frequencies are separated into non-contiguous sub-groups isolated from one another by filters 158(+) and 160(−) associated with positive and negative polarisation. Received frequencies are filtered and split into five signals for input to base station receive ports. Non-contiguous... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20080204319 - Method and system for analog beamforming in wireless communication systems: A method and system for analog beamforming in a wireless system is provided. Analog beamforming involves performing an iterative beam acquisition process based on beam search training, determining transmit and receive beamforming vectors including phase weighting coefficients, based on the iterative beam acquisition process. Each iteration includes estimating the receive... Agent: Kenneth L. Sherman, Esq. Myers Dawes Andras & Sherman, LLP
20080204320 - Method and apparatus for optimal combining of noisy measurements: A method and system for optimally combining noisy measurements of attributes to obtain a composite statistically useful attribute result is disclosed. The method includes measuring a signal to noise ratio for each carrier in a pair, computing a signal to noise ratio power which is derived from said signal to... Agent: Fay Sharpe/lucent
20080204321 - Method and system for estimating the location of a wireless terminal from a received signal strength: A first estimated location of a target terminal to be estimated in its location is obtained based on information derived from radio signals for location estimation and also locations of anchor terminals. Then, on the basis of the first estimated location thus obtained, estimated distances are calculated while expected values... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20080204322 - Determining positional information: Apparatus for determining positional information relating to an object, comprising: means for receiving, comprising a plurality of receiving elements; detection means for detecting signals received at the receiving elements and for generating output signals representative of the received signals; and processing means operable to apply, for each receiving element, a... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC08/21/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. list of inventions
20080198060 - Rf decoy and method for deceiving radar-based missiles: The airborne RF decoy deceives enemy radar-based threats as follows: immediately after its ejection from the protected airborne platform, the decoy activates an energy source, stabilizes its path, acquires illuminating signals and analyzes threat parameters. Then the decoy alters the received signals to generate an authentic false target and transmits... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw
20080198061 - Motorcycle communication system with radar detector, and mounting assemblies therefor: A communication system for use with a motorcycle includes a main unit that has a detector and a transmitter that transmits an alert signal upon the detection of a radar or laser by the detector. The system further includes either a visual indicator or an audio indicator. The visual indicator... Agent: Raymond Sun
20080198063 - Apparatus and method using continuous-wave radiation for detecting and locating targets hidden behind a surface: Continuous-wave radiation is used to detect a target hidden behind a surface. In an embodiment, a transmitter directs a beam of continuous-wave microwave radiation from a transmitting location, and reflected radiation from the target is received at first and second receiving locations closer to the surface than the transmitting location.... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC
20080198062 - Method for operation of a radar sensor: A method for close-proximity operation of a radar sensor for the generation of a usable detection field, for the recognition of people and/or stationary objects by an antenna, whereby the detection field can be altered or adjusted electronically.... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C.
20080198064 - System for measuring physical relationship between vehicle and object: In a radar system installed in a vehicle, a first measuring unit measures a first physical relationship between the vehicle and a first object based on a received first echo signal A second measuring unit measures a second physical relationship between the vehicle and a second object based on a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20080198065 - Radar system, in particular for measuring distance and/or speed: In a radar system, harmonic excitation of an antenna is carried out in different frequency ranges. The antenna characteristic which varies as a function thereof is used to analyze different solid angle ranges around an object.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20080198066 - Apparatus and method for calibrating signal in multi-antenna system: A calibration apparatus and method for use in a transmitting end of a multi-antenna system. The apparatus comprises at least two antennas, at least two transmitters for transmitting a signal through one of the antennas and transmitting a reference signal for channel estimation of transmission and reception paths, at least... Agent: Docket Clerk
20080198067 - Measuring device: The invention relates to a measuring device comprising a transmitter (6) for transmitting (38, 60) a measuring signal (16) that lies within a frequency range, a sensor (8) for receiving (40, 62) an evaluation signal (20) that has been induced by the measuring signal (16) and a control unit (10)... Agent: Striker, Striker & Stenby
20080198068 - Present position estimation method, positioning method, program, and mobile terminal: A final located position when a GPS receiver section (positioning section) has finished positioning is determined to be the latest located position, and the combination of identification information (ID) of base stations (suspended base stations) with which a portable telephone wireless communication circuit section has performed wireless communication is stored... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20080198069 - Fast reacquisition of a gps signal: Upon reception of four GPS signals from GPS satellites and determining four pseudo ranges, along with ephemeris data previously stored in the GPS receiver, the location of the GPS receiver and real time clock time error is determined. The GPS receiver is in possession of four pseudo ranges and determines... Agent: The Eclipse Group
20080198070 - Methods and systems for temperature related frequency drift compensation: Systems and methods are provided that compensate for frequency drift due to temperature variation without the need for a temperature sensor. In one embodiment, a navigation receiver with an integrated communication device receives a base station reference signal, which is used to periodically calibrate a local oscillator frequency. In another... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department
20080198071 - 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 are provided. The method includes receiving channel information for all Receive (Rx) antennas; calculating a beam-forming matrix that maximizes a Signal-to-Interference plus Noise Ratio (SINR) for each Rx antenna by using the received channel information;... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.
20080198072 - Systems and methods for positioning using multipath signals: A signal processing technique for RF active, passive, or aided localization approaches that utilizes multipath signals as additional measurements with a filter or estimator, e.g., a nonlinear filter. The filter uses indirect and direct path measurements or any other available signals to build parametric models of observable indirect paths. If... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator08/14/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. list of inventions
20080191924 - Method and apparatus for protecting personnel and materiel from rf-based threats using ultra-wideband (uwb) transmission: An ultra wideband (UWB) jamming system comprises a processor, a memory, a pulse generator, one or more UWB transmitters, and one or more UWB antennas. In an exemplary embodiment of the present invention, the RF signals of a threat transmission or an RF-triggered explosive device (RTED) are evaluated and a... Agent: Roberts, Mardula & Wertheim, Llc
20080191925 - Millimeter wave imaging system: A millimeter wave imaging system. The system includes at least one millimeter wave frequency scanning antenna for collecting frequency dependent beams of millimeter wave radiation from a narrow one-dimensional field of view; a millimeter wave amplifier for amplifying at the collected frequencies said millimeter wave radiation. A beam-former separates the... Agent: Trex Enterprises Corp.
20080191926 - Threat detection system: An optical detection system for detecting launch of an offensive projectile. The detection system includes an image detector array, an optical arrangement for focusing on to the image detector array, and a processing system associated with the image detector array. The processing system is configured to derive a series of... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch
20080191927 - Phased array radar antenna having reduced search time and method for use thereof: A phased array radar antenna includes at least two antennas (11, 12, 13, 14) adapted for simultaneous operation at different non-mutually interfering frequencies. The phased array radar antenna may be fitted to an aircraft having a fuselage supporting first and second radar side antennas (11, 12) on opposite sides thereof,... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw
20080191928 - Motor vehicle wheel behaviour and radar system: An FMCW radar method is presented in which a radar system of a motor vehicle emits and receives radar waves, and in which a distance between an object and the motor vehicle is determined from a frequency shift between transmitted and received radar waves, and in which a speed of... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20080191929 - Methods and apparatus for log-ftc radar receivers having enhanced sea clutter model: Methods and apparatus to provide Log-Amp-detected radar sea clutter voltage modeled by a polynomial, such as a cubic polynomial, and using that model as a basis for sea clutter reduction filtering. In an exemplary embodiment, a navigational radar includes an STC filter design based on the cubic sea clutter modeling.... Agent: Raytheon Company C/o Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP
20080191930 - Method of adaptively adjusting the target detection sensitivity of a motor vehicle radar: The factory-calibrated target discrimination threshold of a radar-based motor vehicle back-up aid is adaptively lowered under specified vehicle operating conditions to provide enhanced target detection sensitivity without causing false target detection. The threshold is initialized to the calibrated value on transition to the reverse range, and is thereafter subject to... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20080191931 - Radar video data viewer: A computer program which plots radar video data generated by a seeker on a missile. The program allows a user to plot multiple scans of radar video data on a chart, which is obtained from a Data Worksheet. The chart displays one or more sets of radar video data scans... Agent: Navairwd Counsel Group
20080191932 - Method and device for correlation detection in spread spectrum transmission systems by fast fourier transformation: The invention relates to a method for determining a correlation between an unknown first data signal and a known second data signal in a spread spectrum transmission system consisting of a plurality of signal sources, each source being associated with a unique code, for identifying and tracking the source from... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20080191934 - Methods and apparatus for improving the accuracy and reach of electronic media exposure measurement systems: Methods and apparatus for crediting media exposure are disclosed. An example method includes processing data representative of locations recorded by an electronic device to enhance at least one of completeness or accuracy of the data, deriving position fixes from the processed data, and modifying via a decision tree at least... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, Llc
20080191935 - Method, computer program product and apparatus for selecting a satellite navigation system module: An apparatus for selecting a satellite navigation system module includes a communication interface element and a selecting element. The communication interface element is configured to receive a first positioning message from a first satellite navigation system module, and to receive a second positioning message from a second satellite navigation system... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20080191936 - Efficient ephemeris coding: In one embodiment, a system is provided that is operable to: predict satellite states using historical satellite state data for at least one satellite of a satellite-based positioning system; derive sets of parameters representative of the predicted satellite states; differentially compress the sets parameters into sets of compressed parameters; transmit... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP
20080191937 - System and method for tracking vehicles and containers: A location system for tracking assets within a terminal includes a Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) reference receiver within the terminal that receives GPS signals and generates DGPS correction data. In one aspect, a roving receiver unit is carried by an asset to be tracked within the terminal. It includes... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.a.
20080191933 - Method and arrangements relating to satellite-based positioning: A method, an apparatus and a computer program for providing assistance data for satellite based positioning of mobile stations operating in a first cell of a cellular radio communication system utilizing ranging signals transmitted by satellites. A sequence of assistance data for positioning of a mobile station operating in the... Agent: Ericsson Inc.
20080191938 - Global positioning apparatus and method for using a temperature compensated oscillator to perform a position fix: A global positioning receiver unit utilizes a temperature compensated oscillator and a unit controller. The temperature compensated oscillator generates a clock signal, and the unit controller is configured to track GPS time based on the clock signal while the receiver unit is in a sleep state. The unit controller is... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP
20080191939 - Methods and apparatus for decreasing time to first fix of gps receiver: The present invention provides a GPS receiver which is capable of computing a local time reference without employing a RTC circuitry and employing a nonvolatile storing unit to store backup navigation data, wherein the local time reference and the backup navigation data can be used to reduce the TTFF of... Agent: Wang Law Firm, Inc.
20080191940 - Electrically steerable phased array antenna system: An electrically steerable phased array antenna system includes an array of antenna elements and a corporate feed network having an inner region for input of two input signals A and B. The corporate feed network has two outer regions and generating vector combinations of respective input signals and other input... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20080191941 - Indoor location determination: A tentative location of a transmitter in an indoor environment is determined by triangulation, using at least two direction finders. The tentative location is made more accurate by performing at least one added action selected from the following: checking the likelihood that the tentative location is an accurate location by... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch
20080191942 - Method and apparatus to extend ads performance metrics: A method and system are provided for measuring and monitoring performance metrics of a non-ADS-B tracking system and generating performance metrics for the non-ADS-B tracking system in terms of ADS-B equivalent performance metrics. An aircraft transmits various transponder-based or other signals which are received at multiple ground stations, some of... Agent: Robert Platt Bell Registered Patent Attorney08/07/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. list of inventions
20080186221 - Surface vehicle transponder: Systems and methods for alerting surrounding aircraft if a ground-based unit is a threat. One example system is located on a ground-based unit. The system includes a position sensor that senses position of the ground-based unit, a memory that stores predefined threat zone information, a transmitter that transmits a predefined... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services Ab-2b
20080186222 - Methods and apparatus to contact aircraft: Methods and apparatus to alert a pilot in an aircraft of certain conditions, such as airspace violations. In one embodiments a system uniquely identifies aircraft and send a message to alert the pilot to contact air traffic control on a selected frequency.... Agent: Raytheon Company C/o Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP
20080186224 - Apparatus and method for ranging: The measurement of the distance or/and the relative velocity with fast response is to be achieved while the accuracy of measurement of the distance to an object in close range is maintained. A calculation-execution determination section determines whether or not an object is present within a predetermined range from the... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20080186223 - Radar sensor for motor vehicles: A radar sensor for motor vehicles, including at least one transmitter and receiver device for transmitting and receiving a frequency-modulated radar signal, an analyzer unit for computing the distances and relative velocities of the located objects, and an integrated Doppler radar system for independent measurement of the relative velocities.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20080186225 - Markov sequential detector: The present invention relates to the general problem of detection by sonar or radar. It is concerned in particular with the initial detection of a signal of interest in a data stream corresponding to the signal received by such equipment. This initial detection is transmitted to the equipment charged with... Agent: Lowe Hauptman & Berner, LLP
20080186227 - Global position system device: A global position system device including a host and a plurality of direction indicating lights is provided. The direction indicating lights are disposed at the host, wherein each direction indicating light is represented as one direction. The host controls the direction indicating lights such that one of the direction indicating... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20080186226 - Location based personal organizer: Present invention discloses a location specific personal organizer system for communication devices. Personal organizer, as a combined application with contact list of communication device or as a stand alone application; is provided with means to link task with anticipated location and corresponding GPS coordinates. Means is provided in GPS enabled... Agent: Nitesh Ratnakar
20080186228 - Prediction refresh method for ephemeris extensions: Systems, methods and devices for using ephemeris data in GNSS receivers and systems are provided. Receivers using synthetic ephemeris data for longer ephemeris availability under poor reception conditions are updated using a variety of techniques that allow for the transfer of accurate information onto degraded synthetic ephemeris information.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20080186229 - Method and apparatus for monitoring satellite-constellation configuration to maintain integrity of long-term-orbit information in a remote receiver: A method and apparatus for monitoring a configuration of satellites to maintain integrity of LTO information in a GNSS receiver of a GNSS or other positioning system is described. The method may include obtaining broadcast ephemeris transmitted from at least one satellite of a constellation of satellites; comparing the broadcast... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20080186230 - Method for detecting navigation beacon signals using two antennas or equivalent thereof: A method for detecting a plurality of navigation beacon signals by using either two antennas or a synthetic aperture antenna for receiving a plurality of distinct measurements, and combining the plurality of distinct measurements using a plurality of antenna weight components to form an interference cancellation beam. In one embodiment,... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20080186231 - Dual bandwidth time difference of arrival (tdoa) system: A wireless location system has at least one wireless tag to be located by the wireless location system, wherein the at least one wireless tag transmits two wireless signals having a known time relationship and having different bandwidths. A plurality of receivers is provided wherein a first receiver receives and... Agent: Weiss & Moy PC
20080186232 - Method of and apparatus for true north azimuth determination using the combination of crossed loop antenna and radio positioning system technologies: A method and radio navigation system compass apparatus for determining true north or azimuth or orientation of a vehicle or the like by the use of integrated Loran and satellite radio navigation receivers employing crossed-loop H-field antennas for the Loran reception, or the use of at least three Loran type... Agent: Rines & Rines
20080186233 - Wireless resource monitoring system and method: A wireless resource monitoring system and method utilizes a network of deployed radio elements including at least one master radio, a plurality of beacons, and at least one tag. The beacons are placed at known positions. The master radio, the beacons and the tag are in wireless communication with each... Agent: Doug W. Keeports
20080186234 - Method to modify calibration data used to locate a mobile unit: A method of modifying calibration data used to geo-locate a mobile station located in an indoor environment is disclosed. When a mobile station is located indoors, the signal strength of signals received and/or transmitted by the mobile station have the tendency to be lower than the strength of the signals... Agent: Duane Morris LLP
20080186235 - Multiplatform tdoa correlation interferometer geolocation: A radio geolocation system is described in which a plurality of moving platforms such as aircraft concurrently receive a signal from a remote transmitter and the geolocation of the transmitter is determined. At each platform every thirty seconds a plurality of samples of the received signal are taken over a... Agent: Bae SystemsPrevious industry: Coded data generation or conversion
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