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Communications: directive radio wave systems and devices (e.g., radar, radio navigation) October categorized by USPTO classification 10/09

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10/30/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification
10/23/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification
10/15/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20090256736 - Radar detector with navigational function: A GPS enabled radar detector dynamically handles radar sources based upon previously-stored geographically-referenced information on such sources and data from the GPS receiver. The detector includes technology for determining the location of the detector, and comparing this location to the locations of known stationary sources, to improve the handling of... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20090256737 - Radar level gauge system with multi band patch antenna array arrangement: According to the present invention, the reflector will be adapted to receive most of the radiation in the first and second radiation footprints. This results in an optimized antenna arrangement, where the amount of radiation energy emitted without reaching the reflector is reduced, while at the same time the full... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20090256738 - System for simultaneously transmitting multiple signals through each element of a radar array: In conventional phased array antennas, multiple signals that perform different functions, such as radar, electronic warfare (EW) and telecommunications, can each be simultaneously transmitted only through a different sub-aperture of the array. For maximum power and efficiency in conventional phased array antennas, the power amplifiers operate on one signal at... Agent: Naval Research Laboratory Associate Counsel (patents)

20090256739 - Short range radar small in size and low in power consumption and controlling method thereof: A transmitter section radiates a short range wave to a space. A receiver section has a detector circuit composed of a branch circuit which receives a reflection wave of the short range wave radiated to the space by means of the transmitter section and branches in phase a signal of... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090256740 - Short-range radar and control method thereof: A transmitting unit of a short-range radar includes a first pulse generating unit, a second pulse generating unit, an oscillator and a switch, and while complying with the spectrum mask specified for a UWB short-range radar, emits a predetermined short pulse wave not interfering with the RR prohibited band or... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090256741 - Disaster countermeasure support method: A ground surface as an image acquiring object is acquired by a synthetic aperture radar mounted on an artificial satellite at a usual time before occurrence of a disaster and thereby radar image data are obtained. After the occurrence of the disaster, an image of the ground surface as the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090256743 - Mobile positioning and tracking system: The present invention discloses a mobile positioning and tracking system that includes a master device and a slave device. Within a tracking range of the master device, a satellite is used for receiving a signal from the slave device, and then transmitting the signal to the master device to display... Agent: Yh Chan

20090256742 - Positioning system, position information transmitter, communication terminal, and control method of the positioning system: In a positioning system comprising a position information transmitter that transmits a position information signal containing position information indicative of a position as a signal compatible with a satellite positioning signal transmitted from an artificial satellite and a communication terminal that when receiving the satellite positioning signal, finds a current... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090256744 - circuit for exclusion zone compliance: A circuit for exclusion zone compliance is recited. In one embodiment, the circuit comprises a satellite navigation signal reception component configured for receiving at least one signal from at least one Global Navigation Satellite System satellite and a navigation data deriving component configured for deriving position data and a clock... Agent: Trimble Navigation Limited C/o Wagner Blecher

20090256745 - System and/or method for obtaining a time reference for a received sps signal: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to a system and method for obtaining time references for signals received from transmitters in a satellite and/or terrestrial navigation system.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090256746 - intimating system and an intimating method: An intimating system is provided. The intimating system comprises a host and a plurality of portable editors. The host comprises a storing device to store a plurality of target data; a location device to provide a location data; a comparator to compare the location data and the plurality of target... Agent: Chih Feng Yeh Brian M. Mcinnis

20090256747 - Signal receiving system: A variable directivity antenna (2) has directivity direction angularly variable stepwise about itself. 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 control unit (10). The control unit... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment

20090256748 - Wireless distribution of data and control: A phased array system having a plurality of array elements, a beam steering computer; at plurality of attenuation and phase control elements for controlling attenuation and phase of energy passing through such attenuation and phase control elements, and a feed network for feeding phase and attenuation data to the plurality... Agent: Raytheon Company C/o Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP

20090256749 - Side lobe suppression: Embodiments include a method to suppress side lobes of a main antenna by creating cancellation directions using a Side Lobe Canceller (SLC). Various embodiments also provide the Side Lobe Canceller.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090256750 - System and method for positioning in configured environments: The present invention relates to a system and method for providing location determination in a configured environment in which Global Navigation Satellite System Signals are not available. In this regard, local beacon systems generate spread spectrum CDMA signals that are received by spectral compression units that derive physically meaningful observations... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20090256751 - Tracking positions of personnel, vehicles, and inanimate objects: A device rotates at least one static magnetic field about an axis, producing a rotating magnetic dipole field, and is movable in relation to the surface of the ground. The field is periodically sensed using a receiver to produce a receiver output responsive to the field. A positional relationship between... Agent: Pritzkau Patent Group, LLC

10/08/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20090251353 - Method and apparatus for spoofing of infrared, radar and dual-mode guided missiles: The invention proposes to provide distraction spoofing even on modern infrared, radar and dual-mode guided missiles (4) by production of a decoy chain (20). The chain (20) is formed by a plurality of apparent targets which are switched successively, for example by firing of individual chaff submunitions (2.1-2.5). The deployment... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20090251354 - Method and system for extending operational electronic range of a vehicle: A method and system for extending the electronic operational range of a slow vehicle, such as a ship, by using a remotely SHIP controlled unmanned faster vehicle, such as an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), and by way of example a remotely controlled drone. More particularly, the present invention relates to... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20090251355 - Automotive drive assist system with sensor fusion of radar and camera and probability estimation of object existence for varying a threshold in the radar: An ACC system (1) includes: a millimeter radar (10); a stereo camera (11); a preceding vehicle recognition ECU (20) that determines object type information indicating the detection status of these components; and a cruise control ECU (30) that controls a brake actuator (40) and an electronically-controlled throttle valves (41) based... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090251356 - Dual-band antenna array and rf front-end for automotive radars: The automotive radar includes a printed circuit board having a top surface and a bottom surface, and a processor mounted on the bottom surface of the printed circuit board. The automotive radar also includes a second liquid crystal polymer layer formed on the top surface of the printed circuit board,... Agent: Snell & Wilmer LLP (oc)

20090251357 - Dual-band antenna array and rf front-end for mm-wave imager and radar: The radar includes a PCB having a top surface and a bottom surface, and a processor mounted on the bottom surface of the PCB. The radar includes a second liquid crystal polymer layer formed on the top surface of the printed circuit board, a second microstrip array printed on the... Agent: Snell & Wilmer LLP (oc)

20090251359 - Antenna system for a micro air vehicle: An antenna for a micro air vehicle (MAV) takes the form of a wrap-around antenna (e.g., wrapped around a portion of the MAV) that selectively emits radio signals in different directions depending on a frequency selected by a radio altimeter in the MAV. The radar altimeter may be a pulsed... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090251358 - Radar altimeter with forward looking radar and data transfer capabilities: A navigation system having a radar altimeter is disclosed. The navigation system comprises a signal processing unit and one or more antennas in operative communication with the radar altimeter and the signal processing unit. The system further comprises a forward looking radar communicatively coupled to the radar altimeter. The forward... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090251360 - Distance measuring device and distance measuring method: There are provided a distance measuring device and a distance measuring method characterized by “simple configuration”, “capability of measuring a near distance”, and “a small measurement error” like a distance measuring device using a standing wave. The distance measuring device includes a signal source (1) for outputting a signal having... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP

20090251361 - Coherent frequency modulated continuous wave radar: A frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) radar is described. The radar includes a first discriminator for receiving a portion of the swept frequency signal generated by a frequency sweep generator and for producing a reference difference-frequency signal of frequency equal to the difference between the frequency of the swept frequency... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090251362 - Three dimensional integrated automotive radars and methods of manufacturing the same: The invention is a low-cost, compact radar for adaptively forming beams and independently steering the beams to improve the noise and sensitivity of the radar. The radar includes a printed circuit board, a low-cost multi-layer organic substrate, and a three dimensional (3D) radio frequency (RF) front end that is flood... Agent: Snell & Wilmer LLP (oc)

20090251364 - Method and system of a mobile subscriber estimating position: A method and apparatus of a mobile subscriber (MS) estimating position are disclosed. One method includes the MS receiving at least one satellite transmitted signal with a first receiver, and estimating a time of arrival of the at least one satellite transmitted signal. The MS additionally receives at least one... Agent: Beceem Communications, Inc.

20090251365 - Sbas navigation data update notifying system and method used in gbas: To maintain the safety by avoiding deterioration in the positioning accuracy through making SBAS satellite navigation data used in a ground system and in an airborne system consistent by employing GBAS. The system includes: a ground system which estimates errors contained in ranging signals received from the navigation satellites, and... Agent: Nec Corporation Of America

20090251366 - Gnss-based mobile communication system and method: A GNSS-based, bidirectional mobile communication system includes a mobile unit, such as a vehicle or a personal mobile system, with GNSS (e.g., GPS) and Internet (worldwide web) access. A base station also has GNSS and Internet access, and provides differential (e.g., DGPS) correctors to the mobile unit via the Internet.... Agent: Law Office Of Mark Brown, LLC

20090251367 - Virtual real-time clock based on time information from multiple communication systems: Method and apparatus to implement a “virtual” real-time clock at a terminal based on time information from multiple communication systems. At least one system (e.g., GPS) provides “absolute” time information for the virtual real-time clock, and at least one other system (e.g., a cellular system) provides “relative” time information. The... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090251363 - System and method for locating items and places: A locator includes a base unit and a handheld unit. The base unit, which is typically stationary, includes an FSK transceiver and printed circuit antennas. The handheld unit, which is typically mobile, also includes an FSK transceiver and printed circuit antennas. The handheld unit computes at least one bearing to... Agent: Haverstock & Owens LLP

20090251368 - Phased array receivers and methods employing phase shifting downconverters: A phased array receiver includes a plurality of receive paths having a plurality of downconverters, a plurality of digitally controlled local oscillators associated with the plurality of receive paths, and a combiner. In response to a plurality of digital phase control signals, the plurality of digitally controlled local oscillators controls... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (panasonic)

20090251369 - Antenna system having feed subarray offset beam scanning: The following describes an antenna system and electronic scanning method that employs feed subarray electronic offset beam scanning. The system includes a feed element containing an array of electronic transmitting/receiving elements. The system further includes a reflector for reflecting signals received from the feed element to a target region, and... Agent: Lawrence S. Drasner Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090251370 - Apparatus, method, computer program product and computer program distribution medium: The invention is related to an apparatus comprising: at least one generator configured to provide a plurality of signals comprising at least partially correlated noise; and a circuitry configured to convey the signals comprising at least partially correlated noise to a plurality of nonadjacent antenna array elements.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

10/01/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20090243917 - Method of processing a radar image, obtained in particular from an airborne radar, with evaluation of the altitude of the 0ºc isotherm: The invention targets a method of processing a radar image obtained from a radar. It comprises an automatic evaluation of the altitude of the isotherm at zero degrees Celsius, called zero isotherm, using a processing of the reflectivity information (rf(px)) conveyed by pixels (px) forming all or part of the... Agent: Lowe Hauptman & Berner, LLP

20090243918 - System and method for presenting wind speed information: A system and method for presenting wind speed information in a manner so as to be easily understood and appreciated by viewers of televised weather report presentations and the like. Wind speed information is presented as two or three-dimensional wind speed contour lines, delineating geographic areas corresponding to different wind... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson S.c.

20090243911 - Method and device for positioning aircraft, such as for automatic guiding during the landing phase: The present invention relates to a method and a device for locating aircraft. A radar (3) performs distance and angle location of the aircraft. Location is refined by means of at least one airborne beacon (4) aboard the aircraft and of at least one beacon (5) whose position is predetermined... Agent: Lowe Hauptman & Berner, LLP

20090243912 - Automotive radar sensor blockage detection system and related techniques: A blockage detection system and method for use in a sensor such as a side object detection (SOD) sensor in an automotive radar system is described. The sensor emits signals and receives return signals (i.e. reflected signals) from a passing object. If the passing object is within a virtual detection... Agent: Valeo Radar Systems, Inc. C/o Daly, Crowley, Mofford And Durkee, LLP

20090243913 - Radar device and control method of radar device: This radar device includes: a transmitter to transmit a transmitting signal whose frequency is periodically increased/decreased at a predetermined rate of change; a mixer to generate a beat signal by multiplying a received signal being transmitted by the transmitter and reflected back from an object to be detected and the... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090243914 - Methods and simulation tools for predicting gps performance in the broad operating environment: To facilitate GPS hardware selection and evaluate performance of vehicle integrated GPS hardware, including various types of GPS antennas and receivers, within different vehicle operating environments, embodiments of the invention are used to provide a simulator which does not require physical GPS hardware to simulate GPS system performance. Preferably, the... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.

20090243915 - Microwave sensor apparatus and microwave sensor system: A microwave sensor apparatus according to an embodiment of the invention includes a reception detection circuit which amplifies a microwave received through a reception antenna, performs wave detection, and supplies a reception detection signal, a monitoring unit for monitoring the reception detection signal supplied from the reception detection circuit, detecting... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090243916 - System and method for volume visualization in ultra-wideband radar: Herewith disclosed a method for volume visualization in ultra-wideband radar and a system thereof. The method comprises perceiving processing provided in order to facilitate a meaningful representation and/or an instant understanding of the image to be displayed, said perceiving processing resulted in generating one or more perceiving image ingredients. The... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090243919 - Receiver and signal processing system: A receiver includes a detector configured to detect a signal and output an output signal, a state section configured to control the signal inputting into the detector according to a level of a control signal, an edge section configured to discard the output signal of the detector while detecting an... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20090243920 - Positioning method, program, and positioning apparatus: A positioning method adapted to perform interactive mixing model calculation (IMM calculation) for combining outputs of a plurality of Kalman filter processes while applying weighting of given model probabilities to the outputs in a positioning apparatus, includes the steps of (a) calculating a first likelihood index value of a first... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20090243921 - Synchronization of data on survey devices: Tools for synchronizing survey data between one or more survey devices and a surveying office application. The disclosed tools can help to ensure that each of the devices, and the office application, have consistent data. An exemplary tool might detect a change to data in an office application, identify any... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090243922 - System and method for using data phase to reduce position ambiguities: A geographic tracking system with minimal power and size required at the mobile terminal collects observation data at the mobile terminal and forwards the data to a processor, which calculates the position. The mobile terminal is configured to measure both code phase and data phase of a GPS satellite signal.... Agent: Law Office Of Duane S. Kobayashi

20090243925 - Infrastructure and method for geography based vehicle alert: With the present invention a cost effective infrastructure for geofencing of vehicles is provided which is able to monitor a large amount of complex geofences. In addition, a reliable method for geofencing of vehicles in real-time is provided.... Agent: Ibm Corporation RochesterIPLaw Dept. 917

20090243923 - Method and system for monitoring the positions of multiple towed vehicles using a single high accuracy receiver: In a system for determining the positions of multiple towed vehicles that are towed by a towing vehicle, a satellite antenna is provided on each towed vehicle and a high accuracy satellite receiver is placed on the towing vehicle, the positions of the towed vehicle of interest being determined by... Agent: Vollrath & Associates

20090243924 - Operating gps receivers in gps-adverse environment: A system for operating a GPS receiver in a GPS-adverse environment includes a plurality of GPS receivers, a plurality of remote sensor interfaces (RSIs), and a computer management system. The GPS receivers are adapted to determine positional parameters based on the GPS satellite signals. A first set of GPS receivers... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC

20090243926 - Radio communication apparatus and information processing apparatus: A radio communication apparatus has a GPS function, is internally included in or is removably connected to an information processing apparatus and operates with the power supplied from the information processing apparatus. Charging means charges the power supplied from the information processing apparatus. Reference position setting means sets a reference... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090243928 - Information processing apparatus, position estimating method, program, artificial satellite system: There is provided an information processing apparatus arranged with a satellite position estimating section for estimating a position of an artificial satellite at an arbitrary time by substituting the arbitrary time to an estimate equation of the position of the artificial satellite represented by a sum of one, or two... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090243927 - Method for estimating hidden channel parameters of a gnss navigation signal received in a multipath environment: For the reduction of the multipath error of received GNSS navigation signals, a sequential Bayesian estimation is used, with a movement model forming the basis of the estimation, which model is designed especially for dynamic channel scenarios and takes into account the speeds of change and the variable life cycles... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20090243929 - Method and apparatus for faster global positioning system (gps) location using a pre-computed spatial location for tracking gps satellites: A method and apparatus for faster global positioning system (GPS) location using pre-computed spatial location data are described. In one embodiment, a method includes acquiring a pre-computed spatial location of a mobile platform device (MPD) that is computed when a GPS receiver is disabled due to the spatial location of... Agent: Intel/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090243930 - Method of generating better communication direction: The invention discloses a method for generating better communication direction. The method comprises the following steps of: (a) positioning a first communication device to obtain a first position; (b) positioning a second communication device to obtain a second position; (c) associating the first position with the second position to obtain... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20090243931 - Method and apparatus for power loss compensation and suppression of sidelobes in antenna arrays: An antenna array for the transmission of signals is disclosed which comprises a plurality of antenna elements connected to a plurality of transceivers. The plurality of transceivers receive transceiver signals for transmission to the plurality of antenna elements. The antenna comprises a failure detector or monitoring and control system connected... Agent: Dann, Dorfman, Herrell & Skillman

20090243932 - Methods and systems for determining the location of an electronic device: Embodiments of the present invention include a method of determining a location of a mobile device. The method comprises transmitting a signal between a plurality of known locations and receiving signal at device of unknown location such as a mobile device. The signal may include multiple tones having different frequencies... Agent: Fountainhead Law Group, PC

20090243933 - Direction-of-arrival estimation apparatus: A direction-of-arrival estimation apparatus has a signal vector generation unit operable to generate a signal vector v composed of N baseband signals v1 to vn from arriving signals received from a target by N sensors. The direction-of-arrival estimation apparatus includes a Hankel matrix generation unit operable to preferentially set an... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

20090243934 - Wireless time reference system and method: Instead of normalizing time reference of independent spatially-located clocks using a reference tag transmission from known location, the present invention uses an interarrival time interval between a pulse pair of UWB pulses as a timing metric. Thus, a method of synchronizing spatially-located clocks or normalizing time indications thereof comprises transmitting... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

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