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Communications: directive radio wave systems and devices (e.g., radar, radio navigation) September class, title,number 09/09

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09/24/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090237289 - Multi-band jammer: A jammer for jamming communications in a communications system where the communications system operates with digital bursts having burst periods measured in time and occurring in a communication frequency band such as GSM having a transmit band and a receive band. The jammer includes a tone comb generator for providing... Agent: David E. Lovejoy, Reg. No. 22,748

20090237297 - Geodesy via gps and insar integration: A method for representing surface deformation measurements, including providing InSAR data, wherein the InSAR data is line of sight InSAR data; providing Global Positioning System (GPS) data; filtering the InSAR data; assembling the GPS data over a time span; resolving the GPS data into a line of sight direction; determining... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090237290 - Radar transponder: A radar transponder which does not have a receiver/transmit switch. A radio frequency coupler of the transponder switches the antenna between the transmitter and the receiver. The coupler connects the receiver, the transmitter and the antenna such that the receiver is connected to the most attenuated terminal of the coupler.... Agent: Intellectual Property Law Office Of Joel Voelzke

20090237291 - Recognition system for vehicle: In a recognition system for a vehicle, forward vehicle information and infrastructural information are checked together and with respect to information that can be considered to pertain to one and the same vehicle. Pieces of information on position and speed are averaged to acquire the information of the vehicle. Pieces... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090237292 - Method for measuring the radial velocity of a target with a doppler radar: An embodiment of the invention includes a step of transmitting an OFDM waveform including several frequency carrier signals transmitted simultaneously, the frequency carrier signals being coded in order to improve the Doppler response. An embodiment of the invention includes a step of receiving the echoed waveform from the target. The... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090237293 - Recognition system for vehicle: In a recognition system for a vehicle, forward vehicle information and infrastructural information are checked together and with respect to information that can be considered to pertain to one and the same vehicle. Pieces of information on position and speed are averaged to acquire the information of the vehicle. Pieces... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090237294 - Weight calculation method, weight calculation device, adaptive array antenna, and radar device: A received data storage situation is monitored, and a covariance matrix Ri of the i-th range cell is calculated to be temporarily stored. Covariance matrices Ri of the number of training samples are called until the i becomes T from 1, covariance matrices Ri are averaged by adding, and averaged... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090237295 - Method for implementing continuous radio frequency (rf) alignment in advanced electronic warfare (ew) signal stimulation systems: A method of providing an integrated approach to automated system alignment is set forth, which may include in an exemplary embodiment: providing amplifier compression alignment, (which may include characterizing and/or compensating for a parasitic effect); providing continuous internal alignment of phase and amplitude of a synthetic stimulus instrument (SSI) output... Agent: Venable LLP

20090237296 - Variable ratio power divider for a dual polarization radar system with automatic built-in test equipment and calibration: A variable ratio power divider (VRPD) used for adjusting a calibration signal for a dual polarization radar system has been developed. The VRPD includes an input line that receives a calibration signal and splits the calibration signal into two separate test signals that have a 0° phase shift between them.... Agent: Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

20090237298 - Gnss signal processing with clock difference modeling: Three new methods are presented to improve floating solutions and ambiguity resolution for multiple global satellite navigation systems (GNSS), one of which may be an FDMA-based GNSS such as GLONASS: (1) modeling of the hardware-related differential clock error between two (or more) different GNSS, (2) modeling the frequency-dependent biases present... Agent: Bruce D. Riter

20090237299 - Method of creating an image file and a digital camera for the same: A method of creating an image file and a digital camera for the same. The method comprised the steps of: (i) generating and storing image data corresponding to a photo or video clip; (ii) sampling received GPS signals and storing the resultant GPS signal samples (hereafter “raw GPS data”); and... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090237300 - Systems and methods of communication in an assisted navigation system: Provided herein are methods and systems for efficient communication between a server and a client in an assisted navigation system. In one or more embodiments, the client, e.g., a GPS receiver, receives a set of parameters for a satellite from the server via a wireless or wired connection. The set... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090237301 - Terminal device, method of controlling terminal device, and recording medium: A terminal device searches for a satellite signal by performing a correlation process over a predetermined first accumulation time within a predetermined frequency range in units of search frequencies at specific intervals. When the terminal device has failed in searching for the satellite signal, the terminal device searches for the... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20090237302 - Autonomous orbit propagation system and method: A method of predicting a location of a satellite is provided wherein the GPS device, based on previously received information about the position of a satellite, such as an ephemeris, generates a correction acceleration of the satellite that can be used to predict the position of the satellite outside of... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C.

20090237303 - Antenna device: An antenna device includes: an antenna base portion; an antenna mount portion which is supported by the antenna base portion and rotated around an azimuth axis and which supports a main reflector with two struts; a frame structure group including a plurality of frame structures which are provided in the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090237304 - Method for mapping machine rooms and locating machines within machine rooms: A system and method automatically maps computer center rooms and locates data center components within computer centers. Radio triangulation is used to determine the locations and, optionally, orientation, of machines within a computer center.... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson, P.C.

20090237305 - Wireless location and attitude detector for a sensor: The present invention, a wireless location and attitude detector for a sensor, is intended to determine and record the position and attitude of a sensor being used to test a material. It uses radio frequency identification transponders attached to a rigid object, to which the sensor is also attached. These... Agent: Christopher John Rudolph

09/17/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090231185 - Method and system for mapping a target scene using scanning radar: A system and method for mapping a target scene by means of scanning radar utilizing the Doppler effect that arises in the event of movement between radar and target scene, where the movement of a platform upon which the radar's antenna is mounted is calculated utilizing navigation data obtained for... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20090231180 - Method for detecting a target: A method of detecting a target in a scene comprises the steps of generating a comparison of the value of data elements in first and second data sets, the data elements corresponding to returns from the same part of the scene and setting a detection threshold value for the comparison... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20090231181 - Target ranging using information from two objects: In an embodiment, an apparatus includes a detector, direction finder, receiver, and range finder. The detector is operable to detect a target, and the direction finder is operable to determine a first direction to the target from the apparatus. The receiver is operable to receive a second direction to the... Agent: Bae Systems

20090231182 - Radar target detecting method, and appartus using the target detecting method: A radar apparatus includes a transmitting antenna and a receiving antenna that has a plurality of antenna elements, and switches the plurality of antenna elements in synchronization with a modulation period to acquire receiving signals. At this time, the antenna elements are switched in accordance with a combination of a... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090231183 - Target tracking: A method of tracking a target is applied to a decentralised network (100) comprising a plurality of sensing nodes (110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170) operable to make observations of the target. The method comprises the steps of: each node (110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170) performing a... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090231184 - System and method for target detection with a radar antenna: A system and method for controlling a radar antenna are provided. The method includes generating a first single beam antenna pattern, generating a second single beam antenna pattern and transmitting the first and second single beam antenna patterns. The method further includes using phase detection to determine angular information for... Agent: Autoliv Asp Inc

20090231187 - Antenna beam forming systems/methods using unconstrained phase response: Beamforming methods for operating a transceiver including an antenna having a plurality of antenna feed elements include defining a plurality of real valued antenna gain constraint values associated with a plurality of geographic constraint points within a geographic region, and generating complex valued antenna feed element weights that result in... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20090231186 - Compact electronically-steerable mobile satellite antenna system: A satellite antenna terminal includes a circuit board having first and second opposite surfaces. A plurality of antenna elements are disposed on the first surface of the circuit board and are operative to receive Radio Frequency (RF) signals from a satellite. One or more signal processing devices are disposed on... Agent: D. Kligler I.p. Services Ltd

20090231188 - Multiple clock signal generation from a common oscillator: A system and method of providing a clock signal to a navigation satellite receiver in a device is disclosed. A clock signal generated by a voltage controlled temperature compensated crystal oscillator (VCTCXO) in a cellular engine of the same device is appropriated to clock a numerically controlled oscillator (NCO) programmed... Agent: Ridout & Maybee LLP

20090231190 - Electronic tracking of land use activities: Example systems and method described herein relate to electronic systems that allow land users to determine their location, determine the permitted activities for the specified location (based on day and hour) and communicate with land managers or other land users on permissions, conflicts or other issues. The example systems and... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090231189 - Vehicle tracking and security using an ad-hoc wireless mesh and method thereof: An automatic tracking and security system has a plurality of mobile nodes, one or more fixed nodes, and a central monitoring station. The plurality of mobile nodes and at least one fixed node configure a wireless ad-hoc mesh network. The central monitoring station uses GPS-assistance data to the plurality of... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab

20090231191 - Systems and methods for distributing gps clock to communications devices: A method for synchronizing network elements to a global clock derived from the GPS clock acquired by a plurality of base stations. The global clock is distributed to controllers of various networks, and from there to network access devices. The network access devices further distribute the global clock to various... Agent: Kramer & Amado, P.C.

20090231192 - Method and system for generating temporary ephemeris: Aspects of a method and system for generating temporary ephemeris may include determining one or more positions of a satellite receiver based on a plurality of satellite signals received from a plurality of satellites for which complete ephemeris data has been received at the satellite receiver. Temporary ephemeris data may... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090231193 - Tracking satellite signal: Techniques, systems and apparatus are described for tracking a satellite signal. In one aspect, an apparatus includes a tracking module to generate a satellite-based measurement result by tracking a satellite signal received from a satellite. The tracking module includes sub-tracking modules with each sub-tracking module configured to generate the satellite-based... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC

20090231194 - Transmitting device, receiving device and method for establishing a wireless communication link: c

20090231195 - Adaptive processing method of clutter rejection in a phased array beam pattern: An adaptive processing method of and system for clutter rejection in a phased array beam pattern. The amplitude distribution of the transmit elements of a two-dimensional phased array is determined. A desired pattern with low side lobes for a linear array is synthesized. The amplitude distribution of the transmit elements... Agent: Iandiorio Teska & Coleman

20090231196 - Mmwave wpan communication system with fast adaptive beam tracking: Briefly, a mechanism to performing beam tracking during an exchange of data packets disclosed. A perturbation on a transmit or receive beamforming vector is added for the transmission or reception of each data packet. The perturbation may be a minimum allowed phase rotation.... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global

20090231197 - Digital beamforming antenna and datalink array: A method and system for beamforming a multi-element array using time delays is provided. The array includes transmit array elements and receive array elements. Each of the array elements includes a processor. Modulation and demodulation functions are performed at the processors of each array element. The modulation and demodulation functions... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090231198 - Active player tracking: Sports objects, such as players and their equipment, are tracked by receiving signals transmitted by tags attached to the sports objects, and triangulating the signals to estimate the locations of the sports objects. One feature that promotes good signal reception is the use of different groups of three or more... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc C/o Smith Frohwein Tempel Greenlee Blaha LLC

09/10/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090224956 - Method for using a dynamic mission replanning algorithm as an aid to assess jam effectiveness: The method generally relates to the field of computer software particularly to an improved method of providing aircrew decision aids for use in determining the optimum placement of an Electronic Attack (EA) aircraft. The core of the method is a software program that will dynamically provide the EA flight crew... Agent: Navairwd Counsel Group

20090224964 - Synthetic aperture radar hybrid-polarity method and architecture for obtaining the stokes parameters of a backscattered field: A synthetic aperture radar hybrid-polarity method and architecture comprising transmitting circular polarization (by driving the orthogonal linear feeds simultaneously by two identical waveforms, 90° out of phase), and receiving horizontal (H) and vertical (V) linear polarizations, coherently. Once calibrated, the H and V single-look complex amplitude data are sufficient to... Agent: The Johns Hopkins Universityapplied Physics Labora Office Of Patent Counsel

20090224965 - Dynamic and adaptive radar tracking of storms (darts): Methods and systems for estimating atmospheric conditions are disclosed according to embodiments of the invention. In one embodiment, a method may include receiving reflective atmospheric data and solving a flow equation for motion coefficients using the reflective atmospheric data. Future atmospheric conditions can be estimated using the motion coefficients and... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090224957 - Methods and systems for detection and location of multiple emitters: Systems and methods for detection and geolocation of multiple emitters that are emitting RF signal energy on a common frequency, and that may be implemented to separate, geolocate, and/or determine the number of emitters (e.g., radio users) emitting on a common RF frequency. Real-time signal qualification processing may be employed... Agent: O'keefe, Egan, Peterman & Enders LLP

20090224958 - Distributed jammer system: According to some embodiments of the invention a laser directed infrared countermeasures system (hereinafter: “LDIRCM system”) is mountable on a platform. According to some embodiments of the invention, a LDIRCM system may include a plurality of sector units. Each sector unit may include at least one laser unit and a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090224959 - Obstacle detecting system for vehicle: An obstacle detecting system for a vehicle detects an obstacle by transmitting a transmitting wave and receiving a receiving wave, which is a reflection of the transmitting wave by the obstacle. The system calculates a S distance to the obstacle. The system varies directivity of the transmitting wave in accordance... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090224960 - Target detection method for use in radar and radar device using the target detection method: A radar device includes a transmission antenna and a reception antenna having a plurality of antenna elements. The radar device switches the antenna elements in synchronization with a modulation cycle, thereby obtaining a reception signal. At this time, the radar device obtains the reception signal by switching the antenna elements... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090224961 - Waveform generation method, radar device, and oscillator for radar device: It is possible to generate D/A conversion voltage in which an error generated by numeric irregularities of a D/A conversion element such as resistor constituting a D/A converter 11 is corrected. A waveform generation method characterized in that input data into a D/A converter 11 are provided to the D/A... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090224962 - Apparatus and method for sensors having improved angular resolution: An imaging or echolocation system has a source of coherent waves, such as acoustic and electromagnetic waves, that are transmitted towards any target or targets of interest. Any waves reflected or echoed by the target or targets are received by a receiver further having many sensor elements spaced across a... Agent: Lathrop & Gage LLP

20090224963 - Radar apparatus: A beat signal normalizing section in a correction control section normalizes a group of sampling data of an input beat signal in one processing group. A phase amount measuring section calculates an amount of phase change of each sampling data. A correction control value calculating section compares the actually measured... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090224968 - Method of transmitting a satellite positioning signal from an external antenna to an unexposed receiver, especially in mechanical vehicles: A device for transmitting a satellite positioning signal received by an external antenna to an unexposed receiver having an internal receiving antenna. A method of transmitting satellite positioning signal received by an external antenna to an unexposed receiver having an internal receiving antenna, comprising: (a) receiving satellite positioning signal from... Agent: Matthias Scholl

20090224969 - Ionosphere modeling apparatus and methods: Methods and apparatus which characterize the ionospheric error across a network of GNSS reference stations are presented. The method relies on dual-frequency phase measurements in a geometry-free linear combination. The data are filtered for ambiguities and the characteristic parameters of the ionosphere. In combination with filter results from other combinations... Agent: Bruce D Riter

20090224972 - gps parasite system: A non-GPS capable stationary device and method thereof is presented that permits the stationary device to receive location and time information from a mobile, GPS capable device using a non-GPS wireless protocol. This permits the stationary device to make use of the location information in combination with other information from... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Bhgl Attn: Patent Docketing Room 2a-207

20090224971 - Antenna device for use in vehicle: A GPS signal from a GPS antenna is provided not only for a navigation apparatus through an amplifier but also for a data communication module (DCM) through a TEL antenna for establishing communication with a station for data exchange, by devising high frequency switches that is controlled by an ON/OFF... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20090224970 - Tracking system with user-definable private id for improved privacy protection: A location tracking service includes a location tracking server and individual tracking modules. An individual tracking module can be attached or embedded in a consumer product. Each tracking module is programmable by an end-user to include a private ID that is sent along with tracking data to the location tracking... Agent: Curtis A. Vock Lathrop & Gage LLP

20090224967 - High precision positioning system: A method for determining a position uses an access point array, a reference station, a location server and a client terminal. The reference station may include a GPS receiver to acquire and track GPS satellites. GPS data may be provided to the location server. The access point array may be... Agent: Bay Area Technolgy Law Group PC

20090224966 - Locator beacon system having global communication capability: The invention provides an emergency communication device capable of transmitting an emergency alert signal using more than one wireless communication system. When a commercial wireless carrier network is available, the device transmits the emergency alert signal to a central monitoring service via the wireless carrier network. When no wireless carrier... Agent: Luedeka, Neely & Graham, P.C.

20090224973 - Doppler and code phase searches in a gnss receiver: According to an aspect of the present invention, each correlation block in a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver is designed to examine a certain number of consecutive samples of an input signal and a buffer is designed to store more than such number of samples. Due to such storing,... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090224976 - Gps receiver with fast acquisition time: Method for acquiring a plurality of GPS signals, in which the signals received from the space vehicles are correlated, in an array of parallel processing modules (20) with local replicas of a pseudorandom code. The local pseudorandom code generators are slewed periodically, on detection of an external periodical trigger INT_ACC,... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090224975 - Method and system for gnss coexistence: A system and method for operating a wireless transmitter and a global navigation satellite (“GNSS”) receiver coexistent in a mobile wireless device. A mobile wireless device includes a GNSS receiver and a wireless networking system. The wireless networking system includes a wireless transmitter. The wireless transmitter provides a first interference... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090224974 - Power efficient global positioning system receiver: A Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver is configurable to switch between a power saving mode and a non-power saving mode. The GPS receiver includes a reference oscillator configured to provide a reference clock, a frequency synthesizer coupled to the reference oscillator, configured to provide a sampling clock to an analog... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP

20090224977 - Method of tracking the real time location of shoppers, associates, managers and vendors through a communication multi-network within a store: The invention relates to one or more methods for locating a shopper's, associate's, manager's or vendor's presumed position in a store using a communication multi-network for communication in the store. Specifically, at least one location device is positioned in proximity to, for example, a shopper such that the shopper's presumed... Agent: Theodore P. Cummings, Attorney At Law

20090224978 - Detection and ranging device and detection and ranging method: A pseudo-spatial-average-covariance-matrix generating unit selects, from matrixes Rf1, Rf2, Rb1 and Rb2, one appropriate matrix or two or more appropriate matrixes for combination to generate a pseudo-spatial-average-covariance matrix R. A pseudo-spatial-average-covariance-matrix Hermitian-conjugate product generating unit generates a target-count-estimation matrix RRH. A target-count-estimation-matrix decomposing unit performs LU decomposition on RRH into... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

09/03/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090219197 - Systems and methods for supplemental weather information presentation on a display: An embodiment of the supplemental weather display system presents supplemental weather information on a display in a craft. An exemplary embodiment receives the supplemental weather information from a remote source, determines a location of the supplemental weather information relative to the craft, receives weather information from an on-board radar system,... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090219188 - 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.

20090219189 - Ground collision instrument for aircraft and marine vehicles: Radar return processing systems and methods are operable to process radar information when an installation vehicle is operating in proximity to a surface area of interest. An exemplary embodiment reduces energy of an output pulse emitted from a radar system; receives a plurality of radar returns from a plurality of... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090219190 - Method and device for measuring the distance and relative speed of multiple objects: A method and device are provided for measuring distance and relative speed of a plurality of objects with the aid of an FMCW radar, transmitted signals being reflected by objects, and the reflected signals being received and mixed with the transmitted signals. A combination of distance and relative speed values... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090219191 - Vehicular lamp: A vehicular lamp includes a lamp chamber formed by a lamp body opening forward and a transparent front cover attached to a forward opening portion thereof; a lamp unit disposed within the lamp chamber; a millimeter wave radar for sending a millimeter wave to reflect off of an object in... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20090219192 - Moisture discharging radar antenna for liquid level detection: The invention relates to a device for determining the level of a liquid, at least comprising a radar antenna disposed above the liquid for emitting radar waves to the liquid and receiving radar waves reflected by the surface of the liquid, as well as means for determining the liquid level... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090219193 - Object ranging: An object ranging system operates by transmitting pulses derived from a frequency-swept signal and determining the beat frequency of a combination of the frequency-swept signal and its reflection from an object. A second (or higher) order harmonic is derived from the combination signal. Accordingly, determination of the beat frequency, and... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090219194 - Method and apparatus for determining whether a moving entity is moving in a predetermined direction: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for determining whether a moving entity is moving in a predetermined direction. A moving entity being equipped with positioning means receives data from a sender comprising information about a position of a point of interest and a position of a... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090219195 - Unwrapping of phase values at array antenna elements: A method and apparatus are described for the unwrapping of a set of phase values observed for an incoming signal on a phased array antenna. The difference between values observed on adjacent elements in the array forms a first data set. The differences between adjacent ordinates in the first data... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090219196 - Systems and methods for radar data communication: A radar information processing system is operable to process high bandwidth radar information received from a radar system into low bandwidth radar information that may be communicated to a low bandwidth connection coupled to an electronic flight bag (EFB). An exemplary embodiment receives radar information from a radar system, the... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090219198 - Global positioning system receiver timeline management: Satellite positioning system (SATPS) receiver that has a plurality of modes and channels, where a timeline module configures the channels based on the mode of operation of the SATPS receiver and reconfigures the channels if the mode of operation of the SATPS changes.... Agent: The Eclipse Group LLP

20090219199 - Positioning system for projecting a site model: A positioning system is disclosed. The positioning system has a database for storing a site model. The site model has data indicative of a desired geography of a site environment and an actual geography of the site environment. The positioning system also has a first receiver for generating digital signals... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.

20090219200 - Transfer of global positioning system assistance data: Methods and devices (1,3) for determining the position of an electronic device (3), such as an accessory device, which obtains global positioning system signals from a satellite (4) based global positioning system. A terminal (1), such as a portable communication device, is connected to a network (2) having access to... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090219204 - Dual mode satellite signal receiver and method thereof: A dual mode satellite signal receiver capable of supporting at least two global navigation satellite systems and a satellite signal receiving method are provided. The dual mode satellite signal receiver comprises a frequency synthesizer for generating a local oscillator signal based on a reference frequency; a mixer for mixing the... Agent: Jones Day

20090219201 - Gnss receiver with enhanced accuracy using two signal carriers: A satellite positioning receiver is disclosed having at least one receive channel. Each receive channel is intended to perform a combined processing of a first S1 and a second S2 radiofrequency signals separated in frequency. The signals are received by analogue paths of the receive channel then digitized to be... Agent: Lowe Hauptman & Berner, LLP

20090219203 - Method and apparatus for combining measurements and determining clock offsets between different global navigation satellite systems: Method and apparatus for processing satellite signals from a first satellite navigation system and a second satellite navigation system is described. In one example, at least one first pseudorange between a satellite signal receiver and at least one satellite of the first satellite navigation system is measured. At least one... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090219202 - Satellite time determination for sps receiver: Methods and apparatus for improving position location performance, especially in weak coverage areas, are described herein. A SPS receiver is able to solve for position location in situations where at least two satellite signals can be received but only one time stamp can be successfully demodulated. The receiver can utilize... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090219205 - Apparatus and methods for maintaining a reliable time clock on a mobile computing device supporting satellite based position determination capability: Various embodiments for maintaining a reliable time clock on a mobile computing device are described. In one embodiment, a mobile computing device may optionally enable and disable acquisition of time data from multiple sources including a mobile network and a global positioning system (GPS) satellite. The mobile computing device may... Agent: Kacvinsky LLC 4500 Brooktree Road

20090219206 - Ephemeris extension method for gnss applications: Systems, methods and devices for improving the performance of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers are disclosed. In particular, the improvement of the ability to calculate a satellite position or a receiver position where a receiver has degraded ability to receive broadcast ephemeris data directly from a GNSS satellite is... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090219207 - Signal receiving system: A variable directivity antenna (2) has directivity direction variable stepwise along the circumference of a circle centered about it. A tuner (8) selects a desired one from high frequency signals received at the antenna (2). The tuner (8) detects the level of the received signal and supplies it to a... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment

20090219208 - Digital beam forming using frequency-modulated signals: The present invention relates to a method for angular determination and/or for increasing the angular resolution or a detectable angular range when operating antenna groups using the technique of digital beam forming (DBF), as well as a device for carrying out the method. In the method, a measurement signal with... Agent: Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber

20090219209 - Location determination: Among other disclosed subject matter, a method includes detecting that a location is to be determined. The method includes selecting at least one among multiple location determination techniques based on a selection criterion. The method includes causing the location to be determined using the selected location determination technique.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090219210 - Wireless tracking system and method with multipath error mitigation: A system (50) and method (300) for providing multipath error mitigation for real-time wireless tracking of an object (100) is disclosed herein. A plurality of sensor readings are obtained from a tag (60) attached to an object (100) within an indoor facility (70). A plurality of reading sets are generated... Agent: Clause Eight Intellectual Property Services

20090219211 - Method and apparatus for locating the source of radio frequency emissions: At least two receiver sets are provided. A data processor is in communication with the receiver sets, wherein the data processor tags position data and radio frequency emission data from the receiver sets. A data storage unit is in communication with the data processor and is at least capable of... Agent: Bae Systems

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