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Communications: directive radio wave systems and devices (e.g., radar, radio navigation) August inventions list 08/09

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08/27/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090212990 - Apparatus and method for detecting and locating hidden objects: An apparatus and method for detecting and locating hidden objects employs a symmetrical array of five directional antennas, including a central transmit antenna and a pair of receive antennas at each side of the transmit antenna, respectively. All of the antennas are pointed in the same general direction toward an... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge Pc

20090212988 - Real time imaging expandable passive millimeter wave system for detecting concealed objects: A passive millimeter wave system of this invention is comprised of; human body detector sensors which detect human bodies passing a scanner; passive millimeter wave image sensor modules arranged horizontally or vertically to acquire millimeter wave images radiated from human body in horizontal and vertical axes at certain time intervals;... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090212991 - Systems and methods of providing whisper shout surveillance with a tcas: A collision avoidance system is delineated comprising a TCAS transmitter having a feed forward path with a plurality amplifiers for providing to a TCAS transmitter output a TCAS transmitter output transmission, a feedback path coupled to the TCAS transmitter output for providing a feedback signal, and a controller for receiving... Agent: Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20090212992 - Method and device for detecting an environning aircraft: The device (1) comprises a radar (2) which is able to detect any nearby aircraft and means (7) for presenting to a pilot an indication indicating, as appropriate, such a detection.... Agent: Dickinson Wright Pllc James E. Ledbetter, Esq.

20090212993 - Collision detection apparatus, vehicle having same apparatus, and collision detection method: A collision detection apparatus incorporated in a vehicle has: a radar that detects an object; and a controller that determines whether there is a possibility of collision between the vehicle and the object based on a result of detection by the radar. A detection-direction center axis of the radar is... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.

20090212994 - Systems and method for dynamic stabilization of target data detected from a moving platform: Systems and methods for detecting a present location of a target from a moving platform are provided. One system includes a movement module for estimating the present location of the target, a prediction module for estimating future locations of the target, and a first processor. The first processor is configured... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090212995 - Distributed iterative multimodal sensor fusion method for improved collaborative localization and navigation: A computer implemented method for fusing position and range measurements to determine the position of at least one node of a plurality of distributed nodes is disclosed. The method includes (a) measuring the position of at least one node; (b) computing an estimate of the position of the at least... Agent: Patent Docket Administrator Lowenstein Sandler P.c.

20090212996 - Device for determining and monitoring the level of a medium in a container: The invention relates to an apparatus (1) for ascertaining and monitoring fill level (2) of a medium (3) in a container (4) by means of a travel-time measuring method of high-frequency measurement signals (6) with a horn antenna (7) having a waveguide section (8), a flared, horn section (9) and... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, Pllc

20090212997 - Method for measuring a distance running time: A method for ascertaining the distance on the basis of the travel-time of high-frequency measuring signals, wherein at least one periodic, pulsed, transmission signal having a pulse repetition frequency is transmitted and at least one reflected measuring signal is received. The transmission signal and the reflected measuring signal are transformed... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, Pllc

20090212998 - Object detection: An object is detected by generating a m-ary primary signal having an irregular sequence of states. Each transition results in the transmission of a pulse encoded according to the type of transition. Reflected pulses are processed with a delayed, reference version of the primary signal. The presence of an object... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090212999 - Apparatus and method of correcting moving direction of pedestrian: Provided are an apparatus and a method of correcting a moving direction of a pedestrian, which can estimate a pedestrian location accurately by correcting error components that are included in a moving direction angle, detected by a terrestrial magnetism sensor. The apparatus for correcting a pedestrian moving direction, including a... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090213000 - Method and apparatus for determining the location of a stationary satellite receiver: The invention refers to a location method and location apparatus for determining the location of a stationary satellite receiver having a stationary satellite antenna by means of ranging packets within satellite payload signals. Said satellite payload signals are transmitted from one or more earth stations at defined earth station positions... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.c.

20090213002 - Context sensitive mobile device utilization tracking: A method and apparatus for generating context sensitive mobile device utilization data. The method comprises retrieving mobile device utilization data from a mobile device utilization and tracking device, retrieving location data from the tracking device, retrieving context sensitive data relevant to the device, and analyzing the retrieved data to determine... Agent: Raymond R. Moser Jr., Esq. Moser Ip Law Group

20090213001 - Dynamic location of a subordinate user: Providing location information to a supervisory user includes providing a parental control, using a computer automatically to determine a location of a subordinate user, and storing location information indicative of the location of the subordinate user in a database. A request of the supervisory user to locate the subordinate user... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.c.

20090213003 - Positioning device and method for measuring the distance between multiple positioning devices: A positioning device includes an antenna, a receiving module, a processing module and an output module. The receiving module receives positioning signals transmitted from positioning satellites and a position signal of another positioning device transmitted from a ground monitoring system using the antenna. The processing module determines a position of... Agent: Pce Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090213004 - Method and system for selecting optimal satellites for a-gps location of handsets in wireless networks: A system and method for determining a set of satellites for which assistance data may be provided to a wireless device. A boundary for an approximate area in which the wireless device is located may be determined and one or more sets of satellites may be determined as a function... Agent: Duane Morris LLP

20090213006 - Gnss receiver with reduced storage requirements: A Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver provided according to an aspect of the present invention contains a buffer to store less than a number of samples spanning a code period of a received GNSS signal, with the samples being used by a correlator and a processor to perform various... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090213005 - Systems and methods for a high-precision time of arrival ultra-wideband positioning system: Systems and methods for a high-precision time of arrival ultra-wideband positioning system are provided. In one embodiment, a method for generating precision localizer messages for an ultra-wideband time-of-arrival positioning system is provided. The method comprises receiving a signal from an atomically accurate reference, generating a timing signal based on the... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090213007 - Apparatus and method for transmitting coexistence beacon protocol in a cognitive radio system: An apparatus and method for transmitting Coexistence Beacon Protocol (CBP) in a cognitive radio system are provided. The apparatus includes a detector, a controller, and a transmitter. The detector scans channels on which neighboring Base Stations (BSs) operate through a plurality of directional antennas. The controller links the plurality of... Agent: Jefferson Ip Law, LLP

20090213008 - Multiple rf receiver and locating method using the same: A multiple RF receiver and locating method using the same have developed. The multiple RF receiver includes: a clock generator for generating a clock according to multiple RF receiving modules included in a multiple RF receiving unit; a phase distributor for dividing the clock into clocks having different phases, and... Agent: Gwips Peter T. Kwon

20090213009 - Position detection system, position detection server, and terminal: A position detection server corrects for the attenuation of the intensity of an electric wave from each AP unit which is caused by walls by using map information to determine a distance between each AP unit and a terminal, acquires, as an existence region, a region of the position of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.

  
08/20/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090207066 - Radar reflector: A submarine warfare radar training system 10 includes an underwater vehicle 15 towing a float device 40 and a radar reflective target 45. The radar reflective target 45 is configured as a hollow tube-shaped element 50 having circular open leading and trailing open circular end to allow water to flow... Agent: Raytheon Company C/o Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP

20090207067 - Radar imaging of buildings using model-based focusing and data-based focusing: According to one embodiment, an image generating device includes an image former coupled to a radar that transmits and receives electro-magnetic radiation at multiple frequencies. The image former generates an image using information received from the radar, adjusts the image according to a material characteristic of the object, and combines... Agent: Baker Botts LLP

20090207068 - Target detecting method and target detecting apparatus: A receiving part receives, over a plurality of pulse reception sections, the echo of a transmitted pulse in a first range cell after a lapse of a first time period from a pulse transmission, and outputs a first signal based on the received echo. The receiving part also receives, over... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090207069 - Method and system for determining velocity by using variable or distinct sampling rates: A data processor applies transform processing to a first group of samples at a primary sampling rate, where the first group of samples is within a data window associated with at least one of the data blocks. A detector detects an estimated frequency shift between the transmitted signal and the... Agent: Deere & Company

20090207070 - Method and apparatus for measuring distance in a wireless environment: A method and apparatus for measuring a distance in a wireless environment are provided, in which a first device transmits a distance measurement signal to a second device and receives at least one response signal for the distance measurement signal from the second device, matches the received response signal with... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP

20090207071 - Radar device and target angle detection method: A radar device has a plurality of receiving antennas which receive, as a reception wave, a radar wave sent in a predetermined reference direction and reflected by a target; a phase difference detection unit which detects a first phase difference of the reception wave received by a first receiving antenna... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090207072 - Quadrature radar apparatus: A quadrature radar apparatus includes a quadrature signal generating unit, a plurality of coupler modules connected to the signal generating unit, an antenna unit receiving transmission signals from the coupler modules and a reception signal reflected from a target, one or more phase delay modules connected between one or more... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090207074 - Near simultaneous dissemination of global data from many sources to many receivers: An architecture for near simultaneous, truly global method of dissemination of tracking and logistical data from many sources to many receivers has been invented. The method has been exemplified through the use of the GPS constellation and three classes of military users, differentiated by their data transmission power levels. With... Agent: Dr. Aniruddha Das

20090207073 - Intelligent utilization of resources in mobile devices: A programmable intelligent activation module to intelligently allow access to GPS resources is provided. In accordance with pre-programmed settings, an intelligent activation module will control the frequency by which a GPS module is allowed to access a OPS or GSM network in order to acquire location information of a mobile... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Pk Attn: Patent Docketing

20090207075 - Sample decimation in a gnss receiver: Embodiments of the present invention recite a method and system for processing Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signals. In one embodiment, at least one wide-band Radio Frequency (R/F) filter of a signal processing pathway is utilized to pass a plurality of signals from a plurality of satellite navigation systems as... Agent: Trimble Navigation Limited C/o Wagner Blecher

20090207076 - System and method for gnss position aided signal acquisition: A Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) device, such as the Global Positioning System (GPS) device, uses satellite orbital position information from almanac and/or ephemeris data to change a search parameter, such as reducing the number of analyzed frequency bins or setting signal strength threshold, so that satellite signal acquisition times... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090207077 - Switched beam-forming apparatus and method using multi-beam combining scheme: Provided is a switched beam-forming apparatus which includes a beam-forming unit forming a plurality of beams using an array antenna, a beam selection adjusting unit measuring Quality of Service (QoS) values of each of a plurality of signals received through the plurality of beams, a beam selecting unit selecting at... Agent: Mcneely Bodendorf LLP

20090207078 - Beam steering in a mimo system: Method, apparatus, associated computer programs, and signals for channel identification in Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) communications systems, and in particular wireless communications systems. The channel derivation method uses steering of mutually orthogonal beamformers at the transmitter end to allow direct identification, whether by selection or mathematical computation, of the channel matrix... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20090207079 - Radar sensor for receiving radar wave while judging existence of wave attenuator: A radar sensor receives a radar wave signal through a radome in each of antennas while judging existence of an attenuating thing in a detecting unit. This unit extracts a maximum level channel from receiving channels assigned to the antennas every modulation period, calculates a difference in signal level between... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

  
08/13/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090201190 - Surveillance and warning system: A system and method for providing entry-point, boundary-line, and presence intrusion detection by means of an intelligent controller process capable of driving both field alert/alarm systems and security station monitoring devices and for providing occupancy warnings and critical status alerts, one embodiment providing runway occupancy warnings and critical runway status... Agent: Vedder Price, PC

20090201191 - Aircraft tracking using low cost tagging as a discriminator: A simplified multilateration and ADS-B Surveillance System is used, to perform tagging for the FAA Low Cost Ground Surveillance program. This system may also be used as the foundation for a full multilateration system, if a customer wants to upgrade. The present invention uses just one active transmitter/receiver unit as... Agent: Robert Platt Bell Registered Patent Attorney

20090201192 - Object detection device: An object of the present invention is to provide an object detection apparatus capable of detecting an object at high precision in accordance with the type of the object. The object detection apparatus of the present invention comprises: object position detection means 2, 22, 3, 23 for detecting the positions... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090201193 - Radar sensor and method for analyzing objects: A method and a radar sensor for transmitting frequency-modulated transmitted signals and receiving partial waves reflected by objects in the sensor detection range. A frequency shift of the received signal relative to the transmitted signal is determined for each object reflecting in each frequency ramp, it being possible to determine... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090201194 - Dual mode radar methods and systems: One embodiment relates to a dual mode radar transceiver. The dual mode transceiver includes a plurality of transmit channels. Each of the plurality of transmit channels is adapted to switch between a first mode and a second mode. The first mode includes a first combination of the plurality of transmit... Agent: Eschweiler & Associates LLC

20090201195 - Signal acquisition and method for ultra-wideband (uwb) radar: An acquisition channel (20) includes a UWB sampler block (21) coupled to an analog integration block (22) further coupled to a digital integration block (24) via an analog/digital converter (23). For each range cell the UWB sampler block (21) repeatedly samples the received signal by tuning the sampling instants to... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20090201196 - Method and apparatus for generating and distributing satellite tracking information: A method and apparatus for generating and distributing satellite tracking data to a remote receiver is disclosed. The method for includes extracting from satellite-tracking data initial model parameters representing a current orbit of at least one satellite-positioning-system satellite, computing an orbit model using the initial model parameters, wherein a duration... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090201197 - Methods of optimizing the location of an aircraft on the ground and in the take-off and landing phases: The present invention relates to the field of methods and systems for optimizing the locating of an aircraft in airports and, more particularly, in the take-off and landing phases, and notably in the air-ground and ground-air transition phases. The method of optimizing the locating of an aircraft during the take-off... Agent: Lowe Hauptman & Berner, LLP

20090201198 - System and method for delivery of goods ordered via the internet: The system and method for delivery of goods ordered via the Internet utilizes a delivery box having a front door with an electronic lock and electronic key reader for receipt of goods ordered via the Internet. Goods are shipped in a transport box having an interior space and a device... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.

20090201201 - Interactive multimode tracking system and method: An interactive multimode tracking system and method is disclosed. In general, the tracking system comprises a central office that interactively communicates with various portable tracking units over at least two communication networks. The multiple communication networks help maintain a connection with the tracking units. The central office can also actively... Agent: Mark G. Foster

20090201200 - Positioning method, positioning arrangement, bearing device and computer program product to be used in a positioning system: A positioning method, positioning arrangement, bearing device (11) and computer program product for use in a positioning arrangement one described. The invention, the location information of the object being tracked can be visualized to the tracker (10), although exact coordinate information is not available. A bearing device (11) including an... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090201199 - System, method and apparatus for communicating position data: A method on a computer unit for calculating and transmitting position data is disclosed. The method includes monitoring motion of the unit. If motion of the unit is detected, the method further includes initiating a start sequence of the unit, calculating current position data of the unit using the Global... Agent: Mark Terry

20090201203 - Antenna alignment and monitoring system and method using gnss: An antenna alignment and monitoring system is provided for telecom antennas and includes a pair of global navigation satellite system (GNSS) antennas mounted on a printed circuit board (PCB) for installation in a telecom antenna enclosure. Multiple telecom antennas are configured in an antenna array for mounting on a transmission... Agent: Law Office Of Mark Brown, LLC

20090201202 - Receiver for radio positioning signals: A GPS or Galileo receiver for radio positioning signals wherein at least a part of the computing of position related data based on radio signals received from a plurality of space vehicles is carried out by a processor (21) mounted on a graphic or sound card (20). The receiver thus... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090201204 - Modal beam positioning: An antenna system with an improved antenna feed system is discussed. This multi-beam antenna system can produce a beam of electromagnetic energy propagating in a desired direction by emitting multiple beams of electromagnetic energy that constructively and destructively interfere. The direction of the net beam of electromagnetic energy can be... Agent: King & Spalding

20090201205 - System and method for channel-adaptive antenna selection: Systems and methods that provide channel-adaptive antenna selection in multi-antenna-element communication systems are provided. In one embodiment, a method that selects a subset of receive antennas of a receiver to receive a transmitted RF signal may include, for example, one or more of the following: establishing possible subsets of the... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090201206 - Method and system for flexible beampattern design using waveform diversity: A system and method of designing a transmit beam pattern for Waveform Diversity is provided. The method can include minimizing a difference between the transmit beampattern and a desired beampattern under an elemental constraint, and minimizing the cross-correlations between the plurality of probing signals at the one or more target... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090201207 - 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

20090201208 - Wireless transmitter location determining system and related methods: A location determining system for a wireless transmitter is carried by a platform movable relative to the wireless transmitter. The location determining system may include an antenna, and a receiver coupled to the antenna. The location determining system may also include a location determining processor coupled to the receiver to... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist

  
08/13/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090201190 - Surveillance and warning system: A system and method for providing entry-point, boundary-line, and presence intrusion detection by means of an intelligent controller process capable of driving both field alert/alarm systems and security station monitoring devices and for providing occupancy warnings and critical status alerts, one embodiment providing runway occupancy warnings and critical runway status... Agent: Vedder Price, PC

20090201191 - Aircraft tracking using low cost tagging as a discriminator: A simplified multilateration and ADS-B Surveillance System is used, to perform tagging for the FAA Low Cost Ground Surveillance program. This system may also be used as the foundation for a full multilateration system, if a customer wants to upgrade. The present invention uses just one active transmitter/receiver unit as... Agent: Robert Platt Bell Registered Patent Attorney

20090201192 - Object detection device: An object of the present invention is to provide an object detection apparatus capable of detecting an object at high precision in accordance with the type of the object. The object detection apparatus of the present invention comprises: object position detection means 2, 22, 3, 23 for detecting the positions... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090201193 - Radar sensor and method for analyzing objects: A method and a radar sensor for transmitting frequency-modulated transmitted signals and receiving partial waves reflected by objects in the sensor detection range. A frequency shift of the received signal relative to the transmitted signal is determined for each object reflecting in each frequency ramp, it being possible to determine... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090201194 - Dual mode radar methods and systems: One embodiment relates to a dual mode radar transceiver. The dual mode transceiver includes a plurality of transmit channels. Each of the plurality of transmit channels is adapted to switch between a first mode and a second mode. The first mode includes a first combination of the plurality of transmit... Agent: Eschweiler & Associates LLC

20090201195 - Signal acquisition and method for ultra-wideband (uwb) radar: An acquisition channel (20) includes a UWB sampler block (21) coupled to an analog integration block (22) further coupled to a digital integration block (24) via an analog/digital converter (23). For each range cell the UWB sampler block (21) repeatedly samples the received signal by tuning the sampling instants to... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20090201196 - Method and apparatus for generating and distributing satellite tracking information: A method and apparatus for generating and distributing satellite tracking data to a remote receiver is disclosed. The method for includes extracting from satellite-tracking data initial model parameters representing a current orbit of at least one satellite-positioning-system satellite, computing an orbit model using the initial model parameters, wherein a duration... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090201197 - Methods of optimizing the location of an aircraft on the ground and in the take-off and landing phases: The present invention relates to the field of methods and systems for optimizing the locating of an aircraft in airports and, more particularly, in the take-off and landing phases, and notably in the air-ground and ground-air transition phases. The method of optimizing the locating of an aircraft during the take-off... Agent: Lowe Hauptman & Berner, LLP

20090201198 - System and method for delivery of goods ordered via the internet: The system and method for delivery of goods ordered via the Internet utilizes a delivery box having a front door with an electronic lock and electronic key reader for receipt of goods ordered via the Internet. Goods are shipped in a transport box having an interior space and a device... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.

20090201201 - Interactive multimode tracking system and method: An interactive multimode tracking system and method is disclosed. In general, the tracking system comprises a central office that interactively communicates with various portable tracking units over at least two communication networks. The multiple communication networks help maintain a connection with the tracking units. The central office can also actively... Agent: Mark G. Foster

20090201200 - Positioning method, positioning arrangement, bearing device and computer program product to be used in a positioning system: A positioning method, positioning arrangement, bearing device (11) and computer program product for use in a positioning arrangement one described. The invention, the location information of the object being tracked can be visualized to the tracker (10), although exact coordinate information is not available. A bearing device (11) including an... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090201199 - System, method and apparatus for communicating position data: A method on a computer unit for calculating and transmitting position data is disclosed. The method includes monitoring motion of the unit. If motion of the unit is detected, the method further includes initiating a start sequence of the unit, calculating current position data of the unit using the Global... Agent: Mark Terry

20090201203 - Antenna alignment and monitoring system and method using gnss: An antenna alignment and monitoring system is provided for telecom antennas and includes a pair of global navigation satellite system (GNSS) antennas mounted on a printed circuit board (PCB) for installation in a telecom antenna enclosure. Multiple telecom antennas are configured in an antenna array for mounting on a transmission... Agent: Law Office Of Mark Brown, LLC

20090201202 - Receiver for radio positioning signals: A GPS or Galileo receiver for radio positioning signals wherein at least a part of the computing of position related data based on radio signals received from a plurality of space vehicles is carried out by a processor (21) mounted on a graphic or sound card (20). The receiver thus... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090201204 - Modal beam positioning: An antenna system with an improved antenna feed system is discussed. This multi-beam antenna system can produce a beam of electromagnetic energy propagating in a desired direction by emitting multiple beams of electromagnetic energy that constructively and destructively interfere. The direction of the net beam of electromagnetic energy can be... Agent: King & Spalding

20090201205 - System and method for channel-adaptive antenna selection: Systems and methods that provide channel-adaptive antenna selection in multi-antenna-element communication systems are provided. In one embodiment, a method that selects a subset of receive antennas of a receiver to receive a transmitted RF signal may include, for example, one or more of the following: establishing possible subsets of the... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090201206 - Method and system for flexible beampattern design using waveform diversity: A system and method of designing a transmit beam pattern for Waveform Diversity is provided. The method can include minimizing a difference between the transmit beampattern and a desired beampattern under an elemental constraint, and minimizing the cross-correlations between the plurality of probing signals at the one or more target... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090201207 - 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

20090201208 - Wireless transmitter location determining system and related methods: A location determining system for a wireless transmitter is carried by a platform movable relative to the wireless transmitter. The location determining system may include an antenna, and a receiver coupled to the antenna. The location determining system may also include a location determining processor coupled to the receiver to... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist

  
08/06/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090195434 - 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 Law Offices Of Raymond Sun

20090195435 - Hand-held device and method for detecting concealed weapons and hidden objects: The present invention is an inexpensive, hand-held, and easy to operate millimeter-wave detection device that employs a non-imaging sensor which radiates a pulse of millimeter waves of a certain amplitude and frequency towards a target located at a distance from the detection device. The sensor receives pulses of millimeter waves... Agent: Kevin D. Mccarthy Roach Brown Mccarthy & Gruber, P.C.

20090195436 - Systems and methods for obtaining aircraft state data from multiple data links: Systems and methods are delineated that may provide for a system for use in a merging and spacing application for an aircraft. An exemplary system may comprise a TCAS and a processor for executing the merging and spacing application using ADS-B data and data received by the aircraft in response... Agent: Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20090195437 - Systems and methods for monitoring river flow parameters using a vhf/uhf radar station: Systems and methods are described for monitoring the surface flow velocity and volume discharge of rivers and channels using a VHF/UHF radar located in operative relationship with a riverbank. This frequency region allows precise estimation and removal of the Bragg wave velocity; it also is matched to the short wind-wave... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20090195438 - Range measuring method, range measuring apparatus, non-contacted ic medium and range measuring system: A method of measuring a range from a reader unit to a non-contacted IC medium, includes: transmitting an inquiry signal at a first frequency from the reader unit to the non-contacted IC medium; causing the non-contacted IC medium to perform modulation to modulate the first frequency by using a second... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090195439 - Method, us of said method and arrangements in an electronic support measures system: A method and arrangement for processing signals emitted by a plurality of apparent emitters that is detected by an Electronic Measures System/Direction Finder unit (ESM1). The ESM1 unit is adapted to identify a real emitter and at least one false emitter among said apparent emitters, based on the variance of... Agent: Ericsson Inc.

20090195440 - Highly integrated circuit architecture: Various techniques may be implemented to isolate a receive signal from a transmit signal in an antenna. Signal isolation is desirable because it prevents interference of the signals with one another and minimizes signal noise, which reduces the signal quality. Some of the techniques are symmetry of at least two... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)

20090195441 - Correction for near field radar imaging: A near field radar imaging system looks at the distance between the several points under evaluation, and corrects image strength based upon varying distances such that a more accurate image of the object under evaluation is provided.... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.

20090195442 - Method and apparatus for creating and processing universal radar waveforms: A new approach to radar imaging is described herein, in which radar pulses are transmitted with an uneven sampling scheme and subsequently processed with novel algorithms to produce images of equivalent resolution and quality as standard images produced using standard synthetic aperture radar (SAR) waveform and processing techniques. The radar... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090195443 - Authenticating a signal based on an unknown component thereof: Authentication of a signal, signalA, that is provided as having been received from a source at a first global location by comparing it to a signal that is received from the source at a second global location, signalB, where signalB contains an unknown signal that is unique to the source,... Agent: Henry Brendzel

20090195444 - Satellite performance monitoring: Techniques for monitoring transmission performance of a satellite communications systems are provided, including techniques for measuring the primary contributors to the end-to-end SNR, including the uplink SNR, the downlink SNR, and the C/I for each link in the network. These individual measurements are used to estimate satellite effective isotropic radiated... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP Viasat, Inc (client #017018)

20090195445 - System and method for selecting parameters based on physical location of a computer device: A system to predefine multiple allowed activities of a wireless computing device based on geographic location and, specifically, for security parameters associated with wireless access of such devices. Wireless access can be controlled on a movable computing device by ascertaining a geographic location of computing device, using a position sensing... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC

20090195448 - Position computation in a positioning system using synchronization time bias: In general, this disclosure is directed to techniques for computing a positioning solution for a mobile unit based on signals received from the satellite navigation system and the wireless communication system. The techniques allow for, and resolve, a synchronization bias that constrains a system time for the satellite navigation system... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090195449 - Real-time multipath detection and mitigation: A multipath error detection system includes a first antenna configured to receive a right hand circular polarized signal from a satellite and a second antenna configured to receive a left hand circular polarized signal from the satellite. At least one processor is in signal communication with the first and second... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090195447 - System and method for providing location assistance data using a radio transmission: The following discloses an improved system and method for accessing location assistance data, such as A-GPS assistance data, with a portable electronic device. In exemplary embodiments, location assistance data is generated by one or more reference radio transmitters and continuously broadcasted therefrom. In a preferred embodiment, the location assistance data... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090195446 - System and method for verifying consistent measurements in performing gps positioning: Systems and methods are provided for verifying whether a set of satellite signals may be used to calculate an estimated position. Example systems and methods may include a GPS receiver for receiving the satellite signals and a measurement consistency verifier to analyze a geometric configuration of the satellites from which... Agent: The Eclipse Group LLP

20090195450 - Gnss receiver and method for gnss memory code generation: The invention provides a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver. In one embodiment, the GNSS receiver comprises a memory, a buffer, a correlator, and a selector. The memory stores a memory code and outputs a portion of the memory code as a first code segment. The buffer comprises a plurality... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090195451 - Method for transmitting satellite data: In a method for transmitting satellite data of a global navigation satellite system each satellite transmit position data of neighboring satellites to a navigation device on the earth. The subset of neighboring satellites with respect to a specific satellite is determined by averaging over a period of the inter-satellite distance.... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20090195452 - Terminal apparatus, positioning method, control program for terminal apparatus, and computer readable recording medium having recorded therein control program for terminal apparatus: A terminal apparatus includes a control unit and a positioning device. The control unit determines a first satellite-to-be-acquired from among a plurality of SPS satellites, and generates an initial search frequency for the first satellite-to-be-acquired. The positioning device has a plurality of search units, and is configured to acquire the... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20090195453 - Mimo-ofdm wireless communication system: A MIMO channel frequency response matrix is decomposed into a frequency-related part and a constant part. The constant part is independent of subcarrier index and of number of subcarriers in one symbol interval. Separated QR decomposition and either SVD or GMD is applied to the two parts. A right unitary... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC

20090195454 - Soldier/ground vehicle passive ranging system utilizing compact spatiotemporal processor: A method of two-source passive ranging comprising the steps of determining the coordinates of a first position and a second position wherein a first soldier or ground vehicle is located at the first position and a second soldier or ground vehicle is located at the second position; determining individual angles... Agent: Robert K. Tendler

20090195455 - Apparatus and method for beamforming in a multi-antenna system: An apparatus and method for beamforming in a multi-antenna system are provided. The method includes assuming at least one codeword comprised in a codebook as a precoding weight of a reference receive end and generating post-processing weights of at least two receive ends, confirming a codeword maximizing a sum rate... Agent: Docket Clerk

20090195456 - Single input multiple output (simo) ranging and positioning systems: A method estimates a delay in a time of arrival (TOA) of a transmitted signal by receiving the transmitted signal at multiple antennas via corresponding channels. Each received signal is correlated with the transmitted signal to obtain estimated channel coefficients and an estimated TOA. A variance of noise is also... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.

20090195457 - Methods and system for determining angles of sight between two devices: A method of determining angles of sight between a receiver device having at least two reception antennas and at least one transmitter device having at least one transmission antenna for the transmission of radioelectric signals including at least two wavelengths. The determining method is based on angular phase measurements of... Agent: Perman & Green

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