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Communications: directive radio wave systems and devices (e.g., radar, radio navigation) April category listing, related patent applications 04/09

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04/30/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20090109081 - Positioning correction system and method for single and multi-channel ground penetrating radar: A mobile geophysical instrument produces geophysical data sets each associated with a position computed by use of a position sensor. A variable time delay results between a time when data for each geophysical data set is collected and a time when a position associated with each geophysical data set is... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk, LLC

20090109086 - High-resolution synthetic aperture side view radar system used by means of digital beamforming: The transmission antenna (10) of the high-resolution synthetic aperture side view radar system comprises a plurality of sub-apertures (7, 8, 9). In each individual transmission pulse, said sub-apertures are controlled in such a manner that a spatiotemporally non-separable multi-dimensional high-frequency waveform is produced as an transmission signal pulse form, such... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20090109082 - Augmented passive tracking of a moving emitter: In one embodiment, the disclosure relates to a method for estimating and predicting a target emitter's kinematics, the method including the steps of: (a) passively sampling, at a first sampling rate, an emitter signal to obtain at least one passively measured signal attribute for estimating the target kinematics; (b) inputting... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (grumman)

20090109083 - Adaptive moving target indicator (mti) clutter rejection filter for radar systems: Apparatus for providing moving target indicator (MTI) filtering in the presence of clutter for a radar receiver employing digital pulse compression to provide at an output a compressed digital pulse for application to the input of a MTI digital filter, including a digital adaptive filter of the same weight as... Agent: HowardIPLaw Group

20090109084 - Target detection device and its detection method: This invention relates to a target detection device and its detection method, comprising: a transmitting unit for transmitting a detecting pulse to detect target which then reflects the detecting pulse to generate a reflected pulse; a plurality of measuring units, located at different positions respectively which receive said reflected pulse... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090109085 - Method and system for calibrating an antenna array for an aircraft surveillance system: In accordance with one aspect of the present invention, a method is provided for calibrating an aircraft surveillance system for a protected aircraft. The system has a phased antenna array comprising antenna elements. The method comprises transmitting a first signal from a first antenna element in the array, and receiving... Agent: Garmin International, Inc. Attn: Legal - Ip

20090109088 - Satellite-based positioning system improvement: A method, device and system for determining a receiver location using weak signal satellite transmissions. The invention involves a sequence of exchanges between an aiding source and a receiver that serve to provide aiding information to the receiver so that the receiver's location may be determined in the presence of... Agent: Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman PC

20090109089 - System and apparatus for optimum gps reception: One embodiment of an apparatus for receiving a GPS signal includes a first chamber having a GPS antenna that is positionable relative to a second chamber having a GPS receiver, a communication path extending between the first and second chambers for connecting the GPS antenna and the GPS receiver, and... Agent: Myers Wolin, LLC

20090109087 - Systems and methods for sharing an oscillator between receivers: Systems and methods for sharing an oscillator between receivers are disclosed. A representative method (among others) of responding to a change in frequency of a voltage-controlled temperature-compensated oscillator (VCTCXO), includes: determining a new value for VCTCXO frequency; determining a time at which the new value will be applied to the... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090109091 - Global navigation satellite system receiver and method of operation: A system and method of operating a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver is disclosed, by receiving a plurality of navigation signals, operating the receiver in a first mode and operating the receiver in a second mode, each of the first navigation signals is a signal transmitted from a respective... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.

20090109090 - Position determination with reference data outage: Position determination at a rover station on the basis of positioning signals from a plurality of positioning satellites. During normal operation a position of the rover station is determined on the basis of the positioning signal from the positioning satellites and reference data received via a separate connection from a... Agent: Trimble Navigation Limited C/o Wagner Blecher

20090109092 - Antenna apparatus: An antenna apparatus is disclosed. The antenna apparatus has a first antenna, a second antenna, and a third antenna which have different directivity directions each other and are switched for a desired directivity direction. The first antenna is disposed on a substrate which is in parallel therewith. The second antenna... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090109093 - Beam-forming method for realizing interference suppression: The present invention discloses a beam-forming method for realizing interference suppression, comprising steps of: a. performing channel estimation for an expected user signal and interference signal in signals received by an array antenna and obtaining array channel impulse responses of the expected user signal and the interference signal respectively; b.... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090109094 - System and method for performing time difference of arrival location without requiring a common time base or clock calibration: A method for performing Time Difference Of Arrival (TDOA) that eliminates the need for a common time base or clock calibration and a system for implementing the method. The method relies on a packet transmitted from a reference wireless device (first wireless device) with a known propagation delay between the... Agent: Tucker Ellis & West LLP

20090109095 - Location estimation system, method and program: A location estimation method using label propagation. The achieved location estimation method is robust to variations in radio signal strengths and is highly accurate by using the q-norm (0<q<1), especially, for calculating the similarities among radio signal strength vectors. The accuracy in location estimation is further improved by putting more... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center

  
04/23/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20090102704 - Synthetic aperture radar, compact polarimetric sar processing method and program: To provide a synthetic aperture radar for achieving a compact polarimetric SAR easily by using a general-purpose phased array antenna for vertical and horizontal polarizations. An antenna section is a phased array antenna for vertical and horizontal polarizations capable of switching to the vertical or horizontal polarizations in transmission at... Agent: Nec Corporation Of America

20090102705 - Spectrometric synthetic aperture radar: This invention relates to improved ultra-wideband synthetic aperture radar and inverse synthetic aperture radar, capable of simultaneously and independently imaging a plurality of spectral and polarimetric channels covering multiple radio frequency octaves. Advances in technologies relating to signal processing, graphical user interfaces, color representations of multi-spectral radar images, low aerodynamic... Agent: Henry K. Obermeyer

20090102697 - Method and system for presence detection: A method for presence detection using a microwave transmitter and a microwave receiver, the method including generating a sequence of clock pulses by means of a pulse generator, feeding the clock pulses to a clocked circuit arranged to generate a sequence of first pulses of a first pulse length and... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl

20090102698 - Measuring device and method: A measuring device installed on a rear side or a side of a vehicle, for measuring an object using a reflected signal at the object of a transmission signal transmitted at a predetermined frequency, the measuring device includes a recognizing section for recognizing an object behind or beside the vehicle,... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20090102699 - Method for detecting and documenting traffic violations at a traffic light: A method for detecting and documenting red-light violations and/or speeding violations in which a radar beam is directed across all lanes of a roadway of interest and in which the speed and the position of a vehicle which passes through the radar beam are determined from the radar signals so... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - Ny Patent Department

20090102700 - Method and system for reducing power loss of transmitted radio wave through cover: In a power-loss reducing system, a transmitting unit causes a radar to transmit a measurement radio wave, and a power monitoring unit monitors power of the measurement radio wave transmitted from the radar through a cover while changing a positional relationship between the cover and the radar. An extracting unit... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090102701 - Systems and methods for space-time radar imaging: A method of imaging a moving object, including the steps of: acquiring radar data reflected by the moving object, determining a motion state of the moving object; and generating a three-dimensional representation of the moving object based on the determined motion state, is disclosed. The motion state may be a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090102702 - Bias adjustment of radio frequency unit in radar apparatus: Disclosed is a method of bias adjustment for a millimeter wave radar apparatus that can efficiently and highly accurately adjust the bias of an MMIC used in a radio frequency circuit in the millimeter wave radar apparatus. The method comprises: providing a DA converter in a bias circuit in the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090102703 - Scanning ultra wideband impulse radar: In one embodiment, an ultra wide band (UWB) radar includes: a substrate; a plurality of antennas adjacent the substrate, the plurality of antennas being arranged into a plurality of sub-arrays; an RF feed network adjacent the substrate, the RF feed network coupling to a distributed plurality of amplifiers integrated with... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20090102706 - Satellite interference canceling: A satellite interference canceling system cancels the interference between two or more signals received by a satellite receiver. The signals can be two signals experiencing cross polarization interference or signals that experience interference from other satellite signals. Gain and phase are applied to the received signals and then combined with... Agent: Entropic Communications, Inc.

20090102707 - Systems and methods for transparency mapping using multipath signals: Systems and methods for mapping a structure detect wireless signals, including at least one multipath signal that has experienced at least one reflection against a portion of the structure prior to the detection. The wireless signals are analyzed to estimate reflection points for the multipath signal(s), and a map of... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20090102708 - Navigation receiver and method for combined use of a standard rtk system and a global carrier-phase differential positioning system: A mobile satellite navigation receiver for calculating an offset between a local positioning system and a wide-area satellite positioning system is presented. The mobile satellite navigation receiver determines a first solution of a position of the mobile satellite navigation receiver relative to a first local positioning system, wherein the first... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP / Navcom-deere

20090102710 - Multi-function device with positioning system and shared processor: A multi-function device with a positioning function and a real time positioning engine is disclosed. The device contains also a shared processor used by the positioning function and other functions of the device, such as a mobile radio-communication function. The positioning engine performs in real time the most computational intensive... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20090102709 - Satellite-based positioning system improvement: A method, device and system for determining a receiver location using weak signal satellite transmissions. The invention involves a sequence of exchanges between an aiding source and a receiver that serve to provide aiding information to the receiver so that the receiver's location may be determined in the presence of... Agent: Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman PC

20090102713 - Geolocation methods and apparatus: Methods and associated apparatus and programs for computers for operating geolocation devices are provided. The methods include determining the duration of a time interval during which the device is configured to remain active, responsive to a comparison between an estimate of benefit of remaining on for that time interval and... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20090102712 - Method and system for monitoring electronic purchases and cash-withdrawals: A method for facilitating the detection of misuse of an identity during an electronic transaction. The invention comprises at least five embodiments. In a first embodiment, the method comprises the step of: receiving a notification to authenticate the use of an identity at a first location, wherein the identity is... Agent: Keith L. Jenkins

20090102711 - Systems and methods for transparency mapping using multipath signals: Systems and methods for mapping a structure detect wireless signals, including at least one multipath signal that has experienced at least one reflection against a portion of the structure prior to the detection. The wireless signals are analyzed to estimate reflection points for the multipath signal(s), and a map of... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20090102714 - Gnss post positioning with selected precision: A computer apparatus for post positioning with a selected precision. The apparatus includes a GNSS post processor to post process reference GNSS carrier phases from a reference system and rover GNSS carrier phases from a rover receiver to compute a secure position for the rover receiver not available to a... Agent: David R. Gildea Menlo Patent Agency LLC

20090102715 - Beamforming multiple-input multiple-output hybrid automatic repeat request retransmission: Techniques are provided for improving hybrid automatic repeat request retransmissions techniques in a beamformed multiple-input multiple-output wireless communication environment. At a first device comprising a first plurality of antennas, a plurality of beamforming weight vectors are applied to a corresponding plurality of signal streams for simultaneous transmission to a second... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC

20090102716 - System and methods for radar and communications applications: A system and methods for radar and communications applications. In one embodiment the present system comprises a wireless, space-fed, phased array of antennas including a plurality of unit cells. A first one of the unit cells includes a first one of the antennas and a unit cell command interpreter configured... Agent: Klein, O'neill & Singh, LLP

20090102717 - Sidelobe blanking characterizer system and method: The method and system of the present invention includes a SLB characterizer component for achieving optimum sidelobe blanking through the combining of multiple dimension data into a single figure of merit comparison. The SLB characterizer component is positioned between a radar data processor and beam steering generator of a radar... Agent: Pearson & Pearson, LLP

20090102718 - Method and apparatus for enhancing the detection of weak emitters: A Method and Apparatus for Enhancing the Detection of Weak Emitters provide an enhanced method to eliminate the fake hits of a moving weak signal detection system. The method and apparatus have the abilities stated in the previous U.S. patent application Ser. No. 11/332,801 filed by this author, to do... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.

20090102719 - Local location-tracking system: A local location-tracking system is installed in an indoor space, and comprises at least one tracked end, a plurality of second wireless signal transceivers and a local control end. The tracked end is movably located within the indoor space, and has at least one first wireless signal transceiver for sending... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090102720 - Method and device for automatically determining the position of transceivers of navigation signals: A method and system for automatically determining the position of transceivers of navigation signals using a utilization system for the navigation signals are provided. First, coarse calibration of the coordinates of the transceivers is performed. Next, a trajectory of the utilization system is estimated. Finally, fine calibration of the coordinates... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090102721 - Apparatus and method for determining asset location via local triangulation: The present invention is a method for locating an asset in a facility. An example of an asset is a vehicle and an example of a facility is a parking facility. When the user enters the facility with the asset, the user receives a base and code from a base/code... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

  
04/16/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20090096659 - Electromagnetic wave absorption board to be used in wireless lan: In a double glazing where a pair of transparent glass sheets are arranged at an interval by having a spacer at the circumferential end portion and where a hollow layer sealed between the pair of glass sheets is formed, there is provided an electromagnetic absorption board used for wireless LAN,... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090096660 - Softmultiband radio for ultra wide band: An ultra wide band device may announce a first idle message on a first ultra wide band sub-band associated with a first beacon group, announce a second idle message on a second ultra wide band sub-band associated with a second beacon group, and switch between the first and the second... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP

20090096661 - Method for detecting interference in radar system and radar using the same: A method for a radar for determining a level of interference of return of a radar wave transmitted by the radar from a target object and radio wave transmitted by some other radar, and a radar, in particular a frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) radar, that performs the method for... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090096662 - Moving target detector for radar systems: Various embodiments are described herein for a moving target detector that processes input data to perform detection for a current range cell. The moving target detector includes a Doppler filter bank module for processing the input data to provide several Doppler outputs for the current range cell, a no-land-clutter path... Agent: Raytheon Company C/o Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP

20090096663 - Methods and systems for reducing interference caused by antenna leakage signals: In one aspect, a method of radar altimeter operation including a time dependent gain control is described. The method comprises triggering a Sensitivity Time Control (STC) gain control signal at a pulse repetition frequency (PRF) of a transmit pulse to attenuate interference from at least one of an antenna leakage... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090096664 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for providing stabilization during a tracking operation: An apparatus for providing stabilization during a tracking operation may include a processing element configured to define an inertial pointing vector relative to a point of interest, receive tracking information related to the point of interest, and determine compensation of the inertial pointing vector based on the received tracking information... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090096665 - Method for locating cable impairments: Methods are disclosed for identifying and locating points of impairment in a cable plant, such as that used for cable television (CATV). The methods utilize both known characteristics of signals as well as propagation times in free space and within the cable in conjunction with accurate determination of locations at... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.

20090096667 - Communication system with assisted gps and sbas: A communication system includes a reference station and a mobile station. The reference station is operable to: receive GPS signals; generate GPS assisting data from the received GPS signals; receive SBAS signals; obtain SBAS data from the received SBAS signals; combine the GPS assisting data and the SBAS data to... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison

20090096666 - Positioning system: A positioning system is provided having a first signal source for originating synchronous signals, and a second signal source for originating a signal which is not synchronous with the signal from the first signal source. The system determines, based on a signal propagation time and signal propagation speed from the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090096669 - Multipath mitigation using sensors: Systems, methods and devices for multipath mitigation are presented. Specifically, embodiments of the invention can advantageously use sensor input to mitigate the effect of multipath signals received at a receiver. The use of physical sensors in navigation systems is deemed particularly advantageous.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090096672 - Position determination method, positioning device, and electronic instrument: A position determination method includes: performing a positioning process that calculates a located position by performing positioning calculations using satellite signals; determining whether or not a convergence condition is satisfied based on current and preceding positioning results when the positioning process is performed, the convergence condition being specified as a... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20090096670 - Positioning method, program, positioning device, and electronic apparatus: A positioning method includes: capturing a satellite signal from a positioning satellite; predicting a state vector including a position of a positioning device and a velocity of the positioning device based on the satellite signal; predicting a first distance-equivalent value indicating a distance between the positioning satellite and the positioning... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20090096671 - Positioning method, program, positioning device, and electronic apparatus: A positioning method includes: determining a receiving environment of a satellite signal from a positioning satellite; predicting a state vector including a position of a positioning device and a velocity of the positioning device based on the satellite signal; predicting a first distance-equivalent value indicating a distance between the positioning... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20090096668 - Signal acquisition/tracking method and correlator for the same: A Doppler frequency searching method and correlator are disclosed. In the present invention, before Doppler frequency removal, a received signal is converted into digital form and the spreading code is removed. Then the signal is down-sampled to have a low sampling rate, which can be determined according to the maximum... Agent: Austin Rapp & Hardman

20090096673 - Printed wiring board and antenna unit: A printed wiring board is provided with a multidirectional antenna having plural directivities, and an antenna control circuit for selectively setting the multidirectional antenna for one of the directivities. The antenna control circuit is formed in a predetermined area on the printed wiring board, the antenna includes plural flat antenna... Agent: Yokoi & Company U.s.a., Inc.

20090096674 - Technique for mitigating multipath impacts on azimuth accuracy in a monopulse interrogator: A method for mitigating multipath impacts on azimuth accuracy in a monopulse interrogator is accomplished by calculating samples of monopulse ratio for samples of antenna boresight angles based on data received from an interrogation of a target. Samples of traditional target azimuth from the samples of monopulse ratio are calculated.... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (grumman)

  
04/09/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20090091489 - Rearview mirror assembly encompassing a radar detector and/or laser detector: One embodiment of a rearview mirror encompassing a plurality of radar detectors and laser detectors comprises of an opaque housing, a rearview mirror assembly, a universal mount, and a PCB assembly providing all of the illumination, audible indication, logic, user inputs, and radar and laser detection. Visual indications of radar... Agent: Wheelock Chan LLP

20090091492 - Detection and mitigation radio frequency memory (drfm)-based interference in synthetic aperture radar (sar) images: Methods and systems for detecting and mitigating DRFM-based interference in SAR images are provided. Embodiments include methods and systems for detecting and removing DRFM-based interference from SAR images by exploiting multi-channel SAR data. Embodiments provide an Electronic Counter Counter Measure (ECCM) technique that is effective against, among others, SAR DRFM-based... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20090091490 - Method and system for radar tracking of moving target from moving station: A method and system is proposed for use by a moving station (such as a jetfighter) for radar tracking of a moving target (such as an air-to-air missile). The proposed method and system involves the use of a hybrid FSK/LFM (Frequency Shift Keying & Linear Frequency Modulation) scheme for acquiring... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090091491 - Receiving device for spread spectrum radar apparatus: Provided is a receiving device that is used for a spread spectrum radar apparatus, receives a spectrum-spread signal, and obtains a precise radar spectrum, and includes: a despreading unit that (i) generates first and second despread signals that are generated by despreading a reception signal using a pseudo-noise code, the... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090091493 - Method for correcting ionosphere error, and system and method for determining precision orbit using the same: Provided is a method of correcting an ionosphere error, a system of a precise orbit determination using the same and a method thereof. The method includes the steps of: a) determining a time of a highest elevation angle of a GPS satellite per one pass of each GPS satellite received... Agent: Ampacc Law Group

20090091494 - Positioning apparatus and positioning system: A mobile station (1) gets the carrier phase integration values and the code pseudorange which is based on the satellites' data transmitted from the satellites (SAT1-SATn) . The mobile station (1) gets the data including the delay data of the ionosphere from a navigation message. And the mobile station (1)... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (general) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090091496 - Gnss receiver and external storage device system and gnss data processing method: A GNSS system includes a receiver connected to an external mass storage device. Applications for the system, including GNSS data processing methods are also disclosed. The external storage device can comprise a flash (thumb) drive, which can be connected to the receiver via a USB interconnection.... Agent: Law Office Of Mark Brown, LLC

20090091495 - Gps receiver raim with slaved precision clock: A method and a system for providing a substituted timing signal for a missing satellite ephemeris in execution of a RAIM algorithm includes deriving a plurality of position, velocity, and time solutions from a GPS navigation system. The position, velocity and time solutions are derived from a plurality of satellite... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090091497 - Apparatus and method for collaborative location awareness based on weighted maximum likelihood estimation: Provided is an apparatus and method for collaborative location awareness based on weighted maximum likelihood estimation (MLE), which is configured to improve accuracy of location awareness between nodes in estimating a location of a blind node. The method includes exchanging location awareness information with a reference node and a location-estimated... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

  
04/02/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20090085791 - Radar detector and collision avoidance system interface: An interface system of the present invention interconnects with a collision avoidance system and a radar detector. The interface system monitors and determines when sensors, from the collision avoidance system, are not required and selectively turns them off, thereby eliminating interference from the sensor and allowing the radar detector to... Agent: Adam K. Sacharoff Much Shelist Denenberg Ament & Rubenstein

20090085800 - Radar system and method of digital beamforming: A radar system and method is provided, in which the radar system includes a first transmitting portion of antenna elements, a second transmitting portion of antenna elements, and a receiving portion of antenna elements, such that the receiving antenna elements form a plurality of subarrays that represent real and synthetic... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20090085792 - Mode s secondary surveillance radar: A transmitter (13) operates in an immediate scan after an initial acquisition or detection of an altered aircraft ID by a changed flight status, to transmit to an aircraft a sequence of interrogation signals requesting an aircraft ID transmission, a verifier (17) operates upon acquisition of a reply signal including... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090085793 - Method and system for predicting air-to-surface target missile: A method and system for predicting a trajectory of an air-to-surface target missile is provided, including detecting a plurality of echo wave signals from the target missile through a plurality of sensors deployed at various locations relative to the target missile, extracting at least one range distance and at least... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090085795 - Filling level radar with variable transmitting power: A level measuring instrument has a variable transmitting power for measuring a filling level in a tank. The level measuring instrument includes a generator unit selectively generating different transmitting powers. The generator unit is controlled so that the transmitting power is respectively adapted to the corresponding environmental conditions. For this... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20090085794 - Radar level gauge system: A radar level gauge system, for determining a filling level of a product contained in a tank, comprising a transceiver configured to transmit and receive electromagnetic signals, a probe arranged to extend towards and into the product inside the tank and configured to guide transmitted signals towards a surface of... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20090085796 - Radar apparatus: A distance measuring apparatus comprising a transmission antenna to radiate a transmission radio wave; a reception antenna to receive a reflected signal from a target; an analog-to-digital converter to perform an analog-to-digital conversion for converting a reception signal; and a signal processing unit to process the converted signal and to... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090085797 - Configurable radar sensor: Multiple signal characteristics representing an entire field of view of an FMCW (FM-CW) sensor are evaluated to determine whether the field of view has changed. Signal characteristics representing the field can be compared to representative signal characteristics obtained from previous scans. At least one signal characteristic representing at least a... Agent: Erik G. Swenson Merchant & Gould P. C.

20090085798 - Method and system for obtaining in-phase and quadrature components of a signal: A method of obtaining in-phase and quadrature phase components for a narrowband signal is provided. The method includes digitally sampling a narrowband signal at a digital sampling rate to obtain a number of data points. The method subtracts a first portion of the data points corresponding to a first half... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090085799 - Pulse radar system: In a pulse radar system where received echo pulses are expanded in time by multiplication with sampling pulses and subsequent integration, the effect of disturbances on the integration is reduced by using a sample and hold circuit having a switch and a hold capacitor and wherein the switch is closed... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090085802 - Method and apparatus for geolocation determination: The disclosure relates to method and apparatus for geolocation determination. In one embodiment, the disclosure relates to a method for detecting an erroneous satellite measurement by a receiver, including the steps of (a) determining an approximate location of the receiver; (b) for each of a plurality of satellites from which... Agent: Mark C. Comtois

20090085803 - Method and system for providing preference based location aware content: A system and method in accordance with exemplary embodiments may include receiving data associated with retrieving location specific downloadable content for a Global Positioning System (GPS) enabled device via a network, retrieving location specific downloadable content at least based on an approximate location of the Global Positioning System (GPS) enabled... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group

20090085804 - Gps positioning and returning device: A GPS positioning and returning device is provided. The GPS positioning and returning device comprises a compass, a GPS module, an input interface, a memory, a display module and a control module. A marked direction on the GPS positioning and returning device pointing to the cardinal point of North on... Agent: Raymond Sun

20090085801 - Method and apparatus for faster global positioning system (gps) location using pre-downloaded assistance data: A method and apparatus for faster global positioning system (GPS) location using pre-downloaded assistance data are described. In one embodiment, the method includes the periodic acquisition of assistance data when a GPS receiver is disabled. In one embodiment, the GPS receiver may be disabled due to a spatial location of... Agent: Intel/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090085805 - Null-fill antenna, omni antenna, and radio communication equipment: A wide-angle null-fill antenna with no null in the depression angle range, an omni antenna using the same, and radio communication equipment. A null-fill antenna comprises a first antenna array including antenna elements arranged with a prescribed point as the center, and a second antenna array having amplitude characteristics substantially... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090085806 - Applications for geographically coded access points: Applications and uses for geographic coded of network access points includes a method for generating a geographic code and an associated graphical user-interface; a method for rejecting or filtering out geographic codes of inaccurately labeled access points; a method for using geographic codes as part of network service discovery; a... Agent: Ricoh/fenwick

20090085807 - Coil array for an electromagnetic tracking system: An electromagnetic tracking system comprising a transmitter coil array with two or more transmitter coils and a receiver coil array with one or more ferrite rod antennas. A transmitter or receiver coil array for an electromagnetic tracking system comprising a plurality of ferrite rod antennas positioned on a plane at... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

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