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Communications: directive radio wave systems and devices (e.g., radar, radio navigation) December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/09

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12/31/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090322584 - Threat prioritization using engagement timeline: A method for prioritizing threats to an aircraft is disclosed. The method can include providing threat attribute information including a threat engagement timeline and a threat lethality metric and obtaining a threat track indication that indicates a threat is tracking the aircraft. The method can also include determining a historical... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20090322585 - Surveillance satellite image denial system: A satellite surveillance countermeasure system uses an airborne platform to position a coherent radiation source above a substantial portion of the Earth's atmosphere. The coherent radiation source provides coherent radiation that is directed toward an enemy surveillance satellite, so as to reversibly deny the satellite the ability to image. By... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090322594 - Display of high-cruise-altitude weather: A method implementable in a weather-radar system of an aircraft, the weather-radar system configured to generate to a display device, in response to radar return information indicating reflectivity levels below a predetermined reflectivity threshold, an image in a first presentation format. The method includes determining if the altitude of the... Agent: Honeywell/blg Patent Services

20090322586 - Methods and apparatus for using interferometry to prevent spoofing of ads-b targets: Methods and apparatus for preventing spoofing of targets, such as aircraft, in an air traffic control system. In one embodiment, first and second antennas at respective ground stations can be used to receive a signal transmitted by an aircraft from which a phase signal can be generated. A position of... Agent: Raytheon Company C/o Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP

20090322589 - Methods and apparatus for assignment and maintenance of unique aircraft addresses for tis-b services: Methods and apparatus for assigning a pseudo address to an aircraft not equipped with an ADS-B transponder and maintaining the assigned pseudo address over a number of regions each supported by different TIS-B systems. In an exemplary embodiment, each TIS-B system is assigned a range of addresses particular to the... Agent: Raytheon Company C/o Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP

20090322588 - Methods and apparatus for coordinating ads-b with mode s ssr and/or having single link communication: Methods and apparatus for an ADS-B system having a single link for communication and/or ADS-B/Mode-S coordination. With this arrangement, the system communication is efficiently used.... Agent: Raytheon Company C/o Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP

20090322587 - Systems and methods for providing an atc overlay data link: Embodiments of the present invention disclose systems and methods for providing an ATC Overlay data link. Through embodiments of the present invention, existing ATC (or other) modulated signals using existing standard frequencies may be utilized to transmit (e.g., from an aircraft transponder) additional information in a manner that does not... Agent: Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20090322590 - Method with a system for ascertaining and predicting a motion of a target object: Method, tracking system, and intercept missile for tracking highly maneuverable target objects. The method includes estimating the motion of the at least one target object via a mathematical method that includes a filter method relating to a model assumption for estimating at least one of the motion and an orientation... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090322591 - Radar device: A radar device of FM pulse system, in which a pulsed radio wave with frequency modulated is transmitted or received, to calculate a distance to a target 203 and a relative velocity, comprising: range gate setting means 205 for determining a sampling timing every time a predetermined time period has... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090322592 - Radar apparatus: A radar apparatus includes a DBF process portion for grouping reception signals over plural channels into plural groups and performing DBF on each group, a summing portion for summing amplitudes or power of frequency components obtained by the DBF performed by the DBF process portion on each group, a peak... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090322593 - Radar level gauging system with galvanically isolating communication link: r

20090322597 - Location method and system and locatable portable device: Location method for locating a portable device (1) from a server (2) configured to communicate with said portable device (1) through a wireless communications network (3), in which said portable device (1) comprises a transmission/receiving module (12), an A-GPS positioning module (11) and a microprocessor (15) configured to manage said... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090322598 - Integrity of differential gps corrections in navigation devices using military type gps receivers: A method and apparatus for calculating corrections to a navigation solution based on differential GPS data includes receiving GPS ephemeris from at least three GPS satellites. A PVT solution is resolved from the GPS ephemeris. The PVT solution includes a Circular Error Probable (CEP). Differential GPS data for calculating the... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090322599 - Satellite navigatio receiver having configurable acquisition and tracking engines: A satellite navigation receiver having a flexible acquisition and tracking engine architecture. The flexible acquisition engine has a reconfigurable delay line that can be used either as a single entity or divided into different sections. Consequently, it can be configured to search different satellite vehicles, a single Doppler frequency, and... Agent: Atheros Communications C/o Murabitio, Hao & Barnes LLP

20090322600 - Method and system using gnss phase measurements for relative positioning: A method for locating GNSS-defined points, distances, directional attitudes and closed geometric shapes includes the steps of providing a base with a base GNSS antenna and providing a rover with a rover GNSS antenna and receiver. The receiver is connected to the rover GNSS antenna and is connected to the... Agent: Law Office Of Mark Brown, LLC

20090322601 - Gnss receiver using signals of opportunity and assistance information to reduce the time to first fix: A GNSS receiver reduces the time to first fix by utilizing the properties of existing radiated signals of opportunity, such as AM or FM radio signals, television signals and so forth, to reduce the uncertainties associated with oscillator frequency and phase , and further utilizing an Almanac and battery backed-up... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP

20090322596 - Multiple radio device having adaptable mode navigation radio: Methods and Apparatuses are provided for selectively specifying a mode of operation of a navigation radio within a device based, at least in part, on at least one operative condition associated with at least one other radio within the device.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090322595 - Portable communication terminal with gps function: This invention enables the MCT to automatically transmit the information on the position information and other information of the MCT at a predetermined time interval while the power of the MCT is on, and automatically transmit the information on the position information and other information of the MCT at the... Agent: 35-2 Yamanovekita Machi

20090322602 - Integrated positioning solution for global navigation satellite systems: The invention includes a process for one's own global navigation satellite system and at least one other global navigation satellite system including the following: Receiving ranging signals and navigation messages or ranging signals only from the at least one other global navigation satellite system, and processing the received ranging signals... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090322604 - Method and apparatus for mitigating the effects of cross correlation in a gps receiver: A positioning system receiver that mitigates cross correlation of received signals from positioning system satellite vehicles by generating the strong satellite vehicle signal and subtracting it from the received signal before correlation while eliminating the need for cross correlation signature without changing the C/A code.... Agent: The Eclipse Group LLP

20090322606 - Method and apparatus for real time clock (rtc) brownout detection: A method and apparatus for real time clock brownout detection. A low power real time clock (RTC) operates continuously to keep time in a global positioning system (GPS) receiver while some receiver components are powered down. In various embodiments, a brownout detector circuit detects a loss of RTC clock cycles.... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - AtlantaIPDepartment

20090322603 - Method and system for locating a geographical position using broadcast frequency modulation signals: A method and system for locating and positioning using broadcast frequency modulation (FM) signals, is provided. One implementation involves receiving FM stereo signals from three FM stations at one or more receivers, each stereo signal including a modulated 19 KHz FM pilot tone; and determining a geographical position at each... Agent: Myers Andras Sherman LLP

20090322605 - Methods and apparatuses for use with mode-switchable navigation radio: Methods and apparatuses are provided for use with mode switchable navigation radios and the like. The methods and apparatuses may be implemented to selectively switch between certain operating modes based, at least in part, a mode-switching test that takes into consideration one or more non-timed test conditions to determine if... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090322607 - Positioning method: A reception environment is determined to be a multipath environment when the difference (positioning altitude difference) between the maximum value (maximum altitude) and the minimum value (minimum altitude) of the altitudes of candidate present positions P of respective satellite sets exceeds a given threshold value (e.g., 200 m), and is... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20090322608 - Antenna system: Embodiments of the invention are concerned with improvements to antenna systems, in particular beamforming antenna systems. Embodiments provide an improved beamformer arrangement for receiving and transmitting of signals by antenna elements. Embodiments are particularly well suited to use for transceiving of radio signals by base stations, such as are commonly... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20090322609 - Beamformer using cascade multi-order factors, and a signal receiving system incorporating the same: A beamformer includes a number (T) of consecutive combining stages. A Tth combining stage includes a converging unit. Each of first to (T−1)th combining stages includes a plurality of converging units. The number of the converging units in a preceding combining stage is greater than that of a succeeding combining... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090322611 - Electronically-controlled monolithic array antenna: An electronically controlled monolithic array antenna includes a transmission line through which an electromagnetic signal may be propagated, and a metal antenna element defining an evanescent coupling edge located so as to permit evanescent coupling of the signal between the transmission line and the antenna element. The antenna element includes... Agent: Klein, O'neill & Singh, LLP

20090322610 - Phased array antenna system with electrical tilt control: A phased array antenna system with electrical tilt control incorporates a tilt controller (62) for splitting an input signal into three intermediate signals, two of which are delayed by variable delays T1 and T2 relative to the third. A corporate feed (64) contains splitters S3 to S10 and hybrids H1... Agent: Wall & Tong , LLP

20090322613 - Method and apparatus to support single user (su) and multiuser (mu) beamforming with antenna array groups: A method and apparatus are used to support single user (SU) and multiuser (MU) beamforming with antenna array groups. The method and apparatus are used to precode a plurality of data streams, beamform each of the data streams, and provide each of the beamformed data streams to one of a... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C. Dept. Icc

20090322612 - Methods and applications utilizing signal source memory space compression and signal processor computational time compression: A method and apparatus for a simplified approach for determining the output of a total covariance signal processor. A single set of offline calculations is performed and then used to estimate the output of the total covariance signal processor. A simplified approach for performing matrix inversion may also be used... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090322614 - Orthogonal/partial orthogonal beamforming weight generation for mimo wireless communication: Techniques are provided for computing beamforming weight vectors useful for multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) wireless transmission of multiple signals streams from a first device to a second device. The techniques involve computing a plurality of candidate beamforming weight vectors based on the one or more signals received at the plurality of... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC

20090322615 - Method and device for travel time-based location identification with the aid of a triggered or self-triggering reference signal: A method for the detection of an object by the TDOA principle is provided. The object transmits a signal, which is received by a plurality of stations having known positions. The stations' clocks can have different unknown time delays in relation to each other. An additional stationary reference station having... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090322616 - Radar echolocater with audio output: The echolocater device described herein incorporates the features of integrated sampling radar technology to create a unique device that provides, for example, the visually impaired with an excellent new tool to help navigate the world. Much like a bat using its bio-sonar, the visually impaired will be able to hear... Agent: Pedersen & Company, PLLC

  
12/24/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090315762 - Adaptive specific differential phase in dual-polarization radar: Systems and methods are provided for adaptively estimating the specific differential phase (Kdp) from dual-polarization radar data in the complex domain. Some embodiments adapt for wrapped differential propagation phases by estimating the specific differential phase in the complex domain. Some embodiments adapt for measurement fluctuations and/or spatial scale in making... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090315754 - Method and radar system for coherent detection of moving objects: The present invention provides a coherent radar system based on a modification of standard non-coherent radar without Moving Target Indication. Typical radars in this class are Navigation radars which are mass produced with low cost components. These radars utilize a magnetron in the transmitter which is a random phase device.... Agent: Ericsson Inc.

20090315755 - Method for determining the position, notably in terms of elevation, of a target flying at very low altitude: The present invention relates to a method for determining the position notably the elevation of a target flying at very low altitude. An electromagnetic detection system extracts the measurement of the elevation on the basis of the amplitude of the interference signal produced by a signal emitted directly by the... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090315756 - Vessel monitoring system: The vessel monitoring system includes a calculator for calculating an Obstacle Zone by Targets, a display unit for displaying the Obstacle Zone by Targets obtained by the calculation by the calculator, and an integrated controller for processing trial navigation that integrally controls mutually cooperated processing of calculation by the calculator... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20090315757 - Constant false alarm rate adaptive radar control: A method of analysing return signals of successive range cells in a scene using constant false alarm rate adaptive control comprising, for each successive range cell in turn is disclosed mathematically. The return signal is processed mathematically and averaged over a predetermined number of cells near that cell. A first... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090315758 - High sensitivity frequency modulated radar level gauge system: A radar level gauge system for determining a filling level of a product contained in a tank, comprising: a transceiver for generating, transmitting and receiving frequency-modulated electromagnetic signals; a transmitting propagating device electrically connected to the transceiver and arranged to propagate transmitted electromagnetic signals towards a surface of the product... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20090315759 - Direction finding antenna systems and methods for use thereof: An antenna system comprising a first antenna element, a second antenna element, and a parasitic element, wherein the parasitic element is arranged with regard to the first antenna element and the second antenna element such that a greatest difference in gain between respective antenna patterns of the first and second... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p

20090315760 - Hybrid tracking control system and method for phased-array antennae: A hybrid control algorithm for low profile phased-array antennas, consisting of a gyro control and electronic beam-forming, operates to track the satellite. The antenna arrangements form a spatial phased-array capable of being rotated mechanically both in azimuth and elevation planes by the aid of step motors. An RF detector monitors... Agent: Daryl W Schnurr Miller Thomson LLP

20090315761 - Fmcw radar sensor: An FMCW radar sensor having a plurality of antenna elements and a supply circuit for supplying transmission signals having ramp-shaped modulated frequencies to the antenna elements, including a switchover device for switching over the supply circuit between a near-field mode, in which the transmission signals supplied to the individual antenna... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090315763 - Satellite signal reception device, timekeeping device with a satellite signal reception device, and satellite signal reception method: A satellite signal reception device has a reception unit that receives satellite signals transmitted from a positioning information satellite, a timekeeping unit that keeps time internally, a power supply unit that supplies power at least to the reception unit, a correlation process unit that is disposed in the reception unit... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept

20090315764 - Precise absolute time transfer from a satellite system: Systems and methods according to one or more embodiments are provided for obtaining a precise absolute time using a satellite system. The precise absolute time may be used, for example, as an aid for positioning systems including navigation in attenuated or jammed environments. A method of obtaining precise absolute time... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090315767 - Apparatus and method for generating position fix of a tracking device in accordance with a subscriber service usage profile to conserve tracking device power: A tracking device is disclosed for communication of location coordinate information. In one embodiment, the tracking device includes a signal transceiver device, a location coordinate acquisition device, and a computational processor activated and deactivated in accordance with a subscriber service usage profile. The location coordinate acquisition device generates a position... Agent: Law Office Of Robert E. Kasody, Professional Corporation

20090315766 - Source switching for devices supporting dynamic direction information: With the addition of directional information in the environment, a variety of service(s) can be provided on top of user identification or interaction with specific object(s) of interest by pointing at the objects. Sometimes either the device user and/or the publishers of content cannot complete a content exchange due to... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090315765 - Tracking method: A tracking method includes enabling a target device to obtain a location information thereof, and enabling the target device to generate a uniform resource locator (URL), which contains the location information obtained thereby and a location of an electronic map-containing webpage of a website. The electronic map-containing webpage contains an... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

20090315769 - Internet hotspots localization using satellite systems: Systems and methods according to various embodiments provide for navigation in attenuated environments by integrating satellite signals with Internet hotspot signals. In one embodiment, a receiver unit adapted to perform geolocation comprises an antenna adapted to receive a precision time signal from a satellite and receive additional aiding information from... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090315768 - Method and apparatus for processing a satellite positioning system signal using a cellular acquisition signal: Method and apparatus for processing satellite positioning system signals is described. In one example, assistance data is received at a mobile receiver from a first wireless network using a wireless transceiver. The first wireless network may be a non-synchronized cellular network. A time synchronization signal is obtained from a second... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090315771 - Method and system for clock synchronization in a global navigation satellite system (gnss) receiver: Aspects of a method and system for clock synchronization in a GNSS receiver are provided. In this regard, generation of a clock signal in a GNSS receiver may be disabled during a first time interval and enabled during a second time interval, wherein a counter utilized to generate the clock... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090315770 - Method and apparatus for processing satellite signals at a satellite positioning system receiver: Method and apparatus for processing satellite signals in an SPS receiver is described. In one example, the satellite signals are correlated against pseudorandom reference codes to produce correlation results. A determination is made whether the SPS receiver is in a motion condition or a stationary condition. The correlation results are... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090315772 - Method and apparatus for position determination with extended sps orbit information: A method and system for assisting mobile stations to locate a satellite use an efficient messaging format. A server computes a correction between coarse orbit data of a satellite and precise orbit data of the satellite. A coordinate system is chosen such that variation of the correction is substantially smooth... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090315773 - Method for providing satellite orbit ephemeris, server, and positioning system: A method for providing satellite orbit ephemeris includes: determining a positioning satellite in view of a reference position; and providing to a positioning device a satellite orbit ephemeris of the positioning satellite in view of the reference position, the satellite orbit ephemeris being valid for at least one day.... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20090315774 - Apparatus for correcting phase of phased array antenna and method thereof: Provided are an apparatus for correcting a phase of a phased array antenna and a method thereof. The apparatus for correcting a phase of a phased array antenna for receiving a radio signal, includes a phased array antenna for receiving radio signals from a reference antenna and combining power of... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090315775 - Mobile computing services based on devices with dynamic direction information: Direction based pointing services are enabled for a portable electronic device including a positional component for receiving positional information as a function of a location of the portable electronic device, a directional component that outputs direction information as a function of an orientation of the portable electronic device and a... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft

20090315776 - Mobile computing services based on devices with dynamic direction information: Direction based pointing services are enabled for a portable electronic device including a positional component for receiving positional information as a function of a location of the portable electronic device, a directional component that outputs direction information as a function of an orientation of the portable electronic device and a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090315777 - Tracking of autonomous systems: A system includes first and second transmitters attachable to first and second vehicles. The transmitters can each transmit successive signals at predetermined time intervals. Tracking stations at different locations are configured to receive the signals transmitted by at least one of the first and second transmitters, distinguish signals transmitted by... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090315779 - Methods and systems for fast ranging in wireless communication networks: A method for efficiently performing ranging in a wireless communication network may be implemented by a mobile station. The method may include sending a ranging code to a base station. The method may also include receiving a ranging response message from the base station. The method may also include determining... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090315778 - System and method for establishing a wpan with precise locationing capability: A system and method is provided for determining the location of an object. In embodiments of the disclosure, a first transceiver is associated with an object to be located. The first transceiver comprises a first transmitter and a first receiver operable to transmit and receive signals using a first transmission... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP - Freescale

  
12/17/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090309786 - Synthetic aperture radar system: An imaging system for generating a three dimensional image of tissue of a patient is provided. The imaging system comprises of a transmitter, receiver, antenna system and a display element to form a synthetic aperture radar system that displays a three dimensional view of the tissue. The SAR system has... Agent: Seyfarth Shaw LLP

20090309780 - Method for distance measurement and data transmission in a continuous wave radar system: A method for distance measurement and data transmission in a continuous wave radar system is described. A continuous wave radar system has a transmit and receive module and at least one transponder device, a mobile control and monitoring device and an HMI system. Transponder devices are searched for with the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090309781 - Counter target acquisition radar and acoustic adjunct for classification: A system for classifying targets utilizes radar receptions and acoustic signatures of armament projectiles (e.g., bullets from celebratory rifle fire, mortars, cannon fire, artillery shells, or rockets, etc.) to associate ordinances with radar returns to better utilize a radar's resources to acquire and track targets of interest. In one embodiment... Agent: HowardIPLaw Group

20090309782 - Radar device and processing method therefor: The radar device herein provided includes a transmission unit for transmitting a frequency-modulated continuous wave (FMCW) signal; a reception unit for generating a beat signal from the transmission signal and a reception signal corresponding thereto; a beat-frequency generating unit for obtaining a beat-frequency distribution corresponding to the beat signal; an... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090309783 - Millimeter wave radar target simulation systems and methods: A millimeter wave radar target simulation system and method. The system includes a down-converter that converts a millimeter wave radar signal to an intermediate frequency, an electrical-to-optical modulator that modulates an optical signal based on the down-converted signal, an optical-to-electrical demodulator that demodulates an optical signal to an electrical signal,... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090309784 - Target object detection apparatus for acquiring information concerning target objects based on correlation matrix derived from signal values corresponding to reflected electromagnetic waves: A target object detection apparatus periodically executes a transmit/receive operation to transmit radar waves and obtain received signals from resultant incident reflected waves from respective target objects. An individual correlation matrix of received signal values is derived for each one of a fixed plurality of successive transmit/receive operations, with the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090309785 - Radar arrangement: An FMCW radar has a variable frequency microwave signal source for outputting a microwave signal, a frequency divider, a phase-locked loop, a loop filter and a reference signal source. The frequency divider is connected between the output of the variable frequency microwave signal source and an input of the phase-locked... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090309787 - Method and communication system for limiting the functionality of an electronic device: Embodiments of the present invention recite a method and system for limiting the functionality of a mobile electronic device. In one embodiment, a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver configured to determine a GNSS Doppler frequency shift measurement corresponding to a GNSS signal. A control component is configured to control... Agent: Trimble Navigation Limited C/o Wagner Blecher

20090309788 - Collapsible tri-axial frame antenna: A antenna is described including a first frame having a first loop antenna element disposed thereon; a second frame having a second loop antenna element disposed thereon, the second frame disposed perpendicular to the first frame in an operational mode and disposed parallel to the first frame when in a... Agent: Raytheon Company C/o Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP

20090309789 - Method for geofencing: A method for determining that a GPS receiver is located within a predetermined geofence volume. An embodiment of the invention includes the steps of receiving global positioning system signals from a plurality of GPS satellites; calculating a solution set of possible receiver positions from the global positioning signals; determining whether... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20090309790 - Methods and apparatuses for requesting/providing code phase related information associated with various satellite positioning systems in wireless communication networks: Methods and apparatuses are provided that may be used by one or more devices within in wireless communication network to request and/or provide code phase related information signals associated with various Satellite Positioning Systems (SPSs).... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090309792 - Gps receiver apparatus and information acquisition method thereof: The first reception operation is started in response to an acquisition request. Power supply to a RF unit and a demodulator is stopped after synchronization with the GPS signal is established. Based on information acquired from a sub-frame in the GPS signal, a time point to start the second reception... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090309791 - Sync detection device and method for gnss: A sync detection device and method for a GNSS receiver. In modernized GNSS, each satellite transmits a data signal and a pilot signal. Correlations are performed between a data symbol stream converted from the data signal with possible hypotheses to find a leading edge of a frame of the data... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20090309793 - Acceleration compensated inclinometer: An inclinometer using a speedometer and a forward-looking accelerometer for measuring inclination angle.... Agent: David R. Gildea Menlo Patent Agency LLC

20090309794 - Method and apparatus for enhanced autonomous gps: Method and apparatus for locating position of a remote receiver is described. In one example, long term satellite tracking data is obtained at a remote receiver. Satellite positioning system (SPS) satellites are detected. Pseudoranges are determined from the remote receiver to the detected SPS satellites. Position of the remote receiver... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

  
12/10/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090303111 - Autofocus for minimum entry through multi-dimensional optimization: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for focusing an image. In one advantageous embodiment, a method is used to focus an image. Optimization is performed to identify an array of coefficients for a polynomial representing a phase correction in a manner that minimizes an entropy value... Agent: Duke W. Yee

20090303110 - Celestial body mapping systems and methods: Systems and methods for mapping a surface of a celestial body containing objects and terrain are provided. One system includes a Synthetic Aperture RADAR (SAR) module configured to capture a high-resolution image of the terrain of at least a portion of the surface and a map module configured to store... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090303099 - Method for the detection of surroundings: A method for the detection of surroundings is performed using a source which emits pulsed signals. Signals backscattered from an object are detected by a sensor. When performing the method, a presence of the object is detected during coarse sampling. To determine a variable related to the detected object, operating... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090303101 - Microwave direction sensing planar sensor: A microwave transceiver used in a microwave motion detector for detecting the direction of movement of a moving object in a detection area. The microwave transceiver has a multilayered design with an oscillator/mixer card and an antenna card bonded together, with a ground plane sandwiched between the cards. The oscillator/mixer... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090303100 - Motion detection systems using cw radar in combination with additional sensors: Whether or not the CW radar is utilized for through-the-wall detection, additional one or more sensors are used with the CW radar to confirm the motion detection result or to in fact turn on the CW radar once motion or the physical presence of an individual has been sensed, thereby... Agent: Bae Systems

20090303102 - Multilateration system and method: In the described system the multilateration process to be applied to determine an aircraft's position is chosen on the basis of the available returns, receiver geometry and the height of the aircraft.... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090303103 - Method and system for reducing a leakage component of a received radar signal: Methods and systems for reducing a leakage component of a received-signal are disclosed. A transmit antenna of a radar system transmits a transmit-signal including a transmit component. A receive antenna of the radar system receives a received-signal including a leakage component and a target component. The received-signal corresponds to the... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090303104 - Pseudo-random pulse interval generation in navigation-aiding devices: An electronic circuit comprises a randomizing bit generator configured to generate a randomizing bit sequence based on a sequence selection input signal. The randomizing bit generator includes a counter operable to provide an individual starting count for the randomizing bit sequence and a parity generator responsive to an output of... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090303105 - Azimuth detecting apparatus and radar apparatus: In an azimuth detecting apparatus, a receiver includes antenna elements arranged at predetermined intervals d. A first signal producer produces, based on reception signals generated by the antenna elements, first signals which are equivalent to signals generated by antenna elements arranged at first intervals d1, d1 being an integral multiple... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090303106 - Impedance matched guided wave radar level gauge system: A radar level gauge system, for determining a filling level of a product contained in a tank, the radar level gauge system comprising: a transceiver for generating, transmitting and receiving electromagnetic signals; a probe electrically connected to the transceiver at a probe-transceiver connection and arranged to extend towards and into... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20090303107 - Azimuth detecting apparatus and radar apparatus: In an azimuth detecting apparatus, a receiver includes a plurality of first antenna elements and a second antenna element. The first antenna elements are arranged at first intervals d1 to form an array. The second antenna element is arranged to define a second interval d2 between itself and one of... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090303108 - Angular resolution radar sensor: A radar sensor having multiple antenna elements for transmitting and receiving radar signals, an associated transmitting and receiving element and an evaluation device for determining the azimuth angle of located objects on the basis of a relationship between the signals received from different antenna elements, wherein the transmitting and receiving... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090303109 - Method for filtering sea clutter in a radar echo using a hydrographic model: There is disclosed a method for filtering sea clutter in a radar echo using a hydrographic model. The method comprises the steps of determining parameter values of the hydrographic model using the radar echo, estimating the sea clutter corresponding to the sea surface as deduced from the hydrographic model and... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090303113 - Methods and systems for improving the accuracy of expected error estimation in a hybrid positioning system: This disclosure describes methods and systems for improving the accuracy of expected error estimation in a hybrid positioning system. In some embodiments, the method of determining an expected error in a location determination of a WLAN and satellite enabled device can include determining a WLAN location estimate and an expected... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20090303112 - System and method for refining a wlan-ps estimated location using satellite measurements in a hybrid positioning system: This disclosure describes a system and method for refining a WLAN-PS estimated location using satellite measurements. In some embodiments, the disclosure relates to a method of determining the location of a WLAN and satellite enabled device by using two or more satellite measurements to refine an initial WLAN based location... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20090303114 - Method and system for determining location using a hybrid satellite and wlan positioning system by selecting the best wlan-ps solution: This disclosure describes a method and system for determining location using a hybrid satellite and WLAN positioning system by selecting the best WLAN-PS solution. In some embodiments, the method of increasing the accuracy of a WLAN based position estimate using satellite positioning information can include determining a set of possible... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20090303115 - Methods and systems for stationary user detection in a hybrid positioning system: This disclosure describes methods and systems for stationary user detection in a hybrid location system. In some embodiments, the method for determining whether a satellite enabled device is stationary by measuring the Doppler frequency of received satellite signals can include acquiring satellite measurements from at least two satellites, wherein the... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20090303116 - Supporting a relative positioning: The invention relates to a method comprising receiving at least one set of data on satellite signals from at least one first GNSS receiver 22, each received set of data being associated to a particular instant of time. The method further comprises estimating data for at least one additional set... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20090303122 - Method and device for using gnss satellite trajectory extension data in mobile apparatus: A method and device for using satellite trajectory extension data in a mobile apparatus. The device in accordance with the present invention comprises an I/O interface and a microprocessor. The input/output (I/O) interface is used for obtaining at least one satellite navigation message for a satellite. The microprocessor is used... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20090303117 - Method and system for mobile network aided positioning: A method for fixing a position of a user apparatus includes the step of starting a fixing session and, within the fixing session, determining a size of a snapshot of a signal of a positioning system depending on the receiving conditions of the signal at the user apparatus, the snapshot... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090303118 - Method for providing assistance data to mobile station of a satellite positioning system: “Satellites of a satellite positioning system broadcast within the navigation signals ephemeris data having a certain period of validity. At a mobile station, ephemeris data are required for position-fixing. In assisted satellite positioning systems, acquisition of navigation signals emitted by the satellites is facilitated as assistance data are provided to... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090303121 - System and method for using a satellite positioning system to filter wlan access points in a hybrid positioning system: This disclosure describes a system and method for using a satellite positioning system to filter WLAN access points in a hybrid positioning system. In some embodiments, the method can include detecting WLAN APs in range of the WLAN and satellite enabled device, obtaining satellite measurements from at least two satellites... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20090303120 - Systems and methods for determining position using a wlan-ps estimated position as an initial position in a hybrid positioning system: This disclosure describes a method and system for determining position using a WLAN-PS estimated position as an initial position. In some embodiments, the method can include calculating a WLAN position estimate of the WLAN and satellite enabled device and using the WLAN position estimate as an initial position in satellite... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20090303119 - Systems and methods for using environmental information in a hybrid positioning system: This disclosure describes systems and methods for using environmental information in a hybrid positioning system. Some embodiments relate to a method for determining the position of a WLAN and satellite positioning system enabled device using characteristics of the environment in which the device is located, the method can include detecting... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20090303123 - Hybrid gps receiving method and associated apparatus: A hybrid Global Positioning System (GPS) receiving method, and associated GPS receiving apparatus is provided. The GPS receiving apparatus includes an RF front-end circuit, a correlation circuit, an acquisition engine and a bidirectional interface control unit. The RF front-end receiving circuit receives a satellite signal and converts the same into... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20090303125 - Array antenna with irregular mesh and possible cold redundancy: A transmit and/or receive array antenna comprises an array (R) of sub-arrays (SR) of at least one radiating element (ER) and control means charged with controlling the amplitude and/or the phase of the radiofrequency signals to be transmitted or received in the form of waves by each of the sub-arrays... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090303124 - Deployable antenna system: A rapidly deployable HF surface wave radar phased array antenna system is provided, including a plurality of separate antenna elements that are relatively movable to desired spaced apart positions, each antenna element including a respective receiver for receiving HF radio signals, wherein, in order to determine and control properties of... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090303126 - Multicode aperture transmitter/receiver: Systems and methods according to one or more embodiments provide for a multicode transmitter/receiver that acts like a high power array when a correlated receiver is used, but acts as a collection of small low gain transmitters when an uncorrelated receiver is used. In one embodiment, a method of transmitting... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090303127 - Phase correction in a deployable antenna system: s

20090303128 - Optically reconfigurable multi-element device: The invention relates to an optically reconfigurable multi-element device. An optical matrix formed by a set of optical elements, such as elements of OLED type, makes it possible to actuate a matrix of photoconductive elements, which will allow connection to be made between the various elements of the device to... Agent: Thomson Licensing LLC

20090303129 - Method for positioning, a positioning system, and an electronic device: A method for positioning a wireless communication device includes storing position data relating to one or a plurality of reference areas to at least one data base. It is examined which of said reference areas is located in the vicinity of the wireless communication device, and at least position data... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP

20090303130 - Mobile system and method for position estimation: The present invention provides a method by which the position of a wireless emitter can be estimated by using a minimum of two wireless transceiver devices. The invention relies on physically moving the wireless transceiver devices to new position locations in order to obtain multiple time difference of arrival measurements.... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

  
12/03/2009 > 25 patent applications in 21 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090295617 - System, method, and computer program product providing three-dimensional visualization of ground penetrating radar data: A system for analyzing and displaying radar information comprises: a transmit and receive unit operable to transmit radar signals to a survey volume and to receive radar returned radar signals, a processing unit operable to: receive radar data from the returned radar signals, reduce the data into depth bins, each... Agent: Dla Piper LLP Us

20090295618 - Through-wall imaging device: A through-wall imaging device having antenna elements for transmitting and receiving signals adapted to pass through a wall for imaging objects therebehind, having a base with a carrier portion and a plurality of spaced-apart extensions connected thereto. At least a portion of the antenna elements are mounted on the extensions.... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090295625 - Method for optimizing the operation of an active lateral-view sensor when the height above the surface to be detected is variable: A process for optimizing the operation of an active lateral-view sensor when the height above the surface to be detected is variable, includes the following steps: i) continuously determining the height of the lateral-view sensor above the surface to be detected, and ii) adjusting the scanning beams emitted by the... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090295626 - Maritime climate information system and method for collecting and processing martime climate information: The present invention discloses a maritime climate information system and a method for collecting and processing the maritime climate information. The system is characterized in that the detecting device, the positioning device and the first maritime wireless network device are disposed on the first maritime vehicle, and respectively used to... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20090295627 - Dual-polarization radar processing system using time domain method: Embodiments of the present invention provide for improved estimation of environmental parameters in a dual-polarization radar system. In some embodiments, environmental parameters can be estimated using a linear combination of data received in two orthogonal polarization states. In particular, embodiments of the invention improve ground clutter and noise mitigation in... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090295619 - Object detection: An object is detected by generating a binary signal having an irregular sequence of states and in which transitions between states occur at varying time offsets with respect to a nominal regular clock. The binary signal is transmitted, and a reflection of the transmitted signal is processed with a reference... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090295620 - Radar system: Electronically steered radar systems such as frequency scanning radars are particularly suitable for detecting and monitoring slow moving, ground-based targets. So-called crawler radar systems are intended for detection of targets that deliberately attempt to avoid detection by keeping low and by moving slowly. Disclosed is a radar system which includes... Agent: Bainwood Huang & Associates LLC

20090295621 - Mode s secondary surveillance radar system: It is related to a mode S secondary surveillance radar system for carrying out a target (aircraft) surveillance with a high reliability, where a surveillance processor 39 produces a detection report of a acquisition surveillance by a scan of an antenna thereafter by adopting the mode A code information with... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090295622 - Ground vehicle collision prevention systems and methods: The present invention comprises systems and methods for preventing collisions between aircraft and ground vehicles. In one embodiment, a system includes a proximity detection unit and a transducer proximate to a selected structural portion of an aircraft, the proximity detection unit being operable to emit ranging signals through the transducer... Agent: Duke W. Yee

20090295623 - Radar receiver and a method for processing radar returns: A method for processing received radar returns of a radiated wide-band arbitrary waveform in a wide-band radar processing system using spectral processing. The received wide-band radar returns are undersampled by using a first sampling rate to obtain an undersampled digital wide-band radar waveform. Spectral processing is performed on the power... Agent: Venable LLP

20090295624 - Method and apparatus for determining a deviation between an actual direction of a launched projectile and a predetermined direction: A method of determining a deviation of a path of a projectile from a predetermined path. The method uses an image of a target area in which the desired path or direction is pointed out. Subsequently, the real direction or path is determined and the deviation determined.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090295628 - Satellite system optimization: A satellite system for broadband communication with a plurality of remote locations in a geography is described. The satellite system utilizes a plurality of service spot beams distributed over the geography in a fixed pattern and a plurality of return spot beams distributed over the geography, wherein the service spot... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP Viasat, Inc. (client #017018)

20090295629 - Controlling satellite navigation receivers in response to low frequency electromagnetic signals: Methods of operating a satellite navigation system (SNS) receiver in a portable electronic device according to some embodiments include determining the presence or absence of a low frequency signal associated with power distribution lines, and disabling the SNS receiver in response to detecting the low frequency signal associated with power... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A.

20090295630 - Method and apparatus for position determination with extended sps orbit information: A method and system for assisting mobile stations to locate a satellite use an efficient messaging format. A server computes a correction between coarse orbit data of a satellite and precise orbit data of the satellite. A coordinate system is chosen such that variation of the correction is substantially smooth... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090295631 - Apparatus and method for cross-correlation spur mitigation: An apparatus and method for cross-correlation spur mitigation comprising choosing from a plurality of peak measurements, a first peak measurement with a first carrier-to-noise density estimate and a first Doppler offset measurement, and a second peak measurement with a second carrier-to-noise density estimate and a second Doppler offset measurement to... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090295632 - Methods and apparatuses for processing satellite positioning system signals: Methods and apparatus are provided for use in devices adapted to receive signals from at least one satellite positioning system (SPS). As part of at least one search for a transmission from a space vehicle (SV) associated with the SPS, the methods and apparatuses may correlate a code associated with... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090295633 - Attitude estimation using intentional translation of a global navigation satellite system (gnss) antenna: A system determines three-dimensional attitude of a stationary or moving platform using signals from a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) antenna that undergoes deliberate translation, which may be occasional. The system uses single GNSS receiver, a single GNSS antenna, and inertial acceleration and/or rotation rate sensors. In one implementation, the... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20090295634 - Global positioning system receiver: A GPS receiver includes a demodulator for obtaining ephemeris data and almanac data from a navigation message sent by satellites, and includes a calculator. The calculator is used for calculating almanac correction parameters according to coordinate differences between ephemeris-based coordinates of the satellites and almanac-based coordinates of the satellites. The... Agent: Patent Prosecution O2mirco , Inc.

20090295635 - Steerable directional antenna system for autonomous air vehicle communication: A system and method for communication with an autonomous air vehicle are provided. The system comprises a steerable antenna array including a plurality of directional antenna elements each selectable to receive a video signal from the air vehicle. An antenna control unit is operatively coupled to the antenna elements and... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090295637 - Adaptive array antenna apparatus and adaptive control method therefor: An adaptive array antenna apparatus for performing adaptive control based on received signals received by a plurality of antenna elements which form an array antenna. The apparatus includes a computation part for computing an error of the received signals at different timings; an error comparison part for comparing the errors... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090295636 - Receiving apparatus, signal processing circuit, and receiving system: An object of the invention is to provide a receiving apparatus in which multipath noise can be reduced. In a diversity receiving apparatus (20), a delay amount of phase shifters (24a, 24b) is changed to reduce a multipath level (Mdc) detected by a multipath detecting unit (33). The multipath detecting... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090295639 - Autonomous ultrasonic indoor location system, apparatus and method: An autonomous ultrasonic indoor location system includes a location beacon transmitting apparatus and a location beacon receiving apparatus. The location beacon transmitting apparatus is configured to sequentially transmit US signals at a predetermined time interval upon transmission of a signal containing synchronization information. The location beacon receiving apparatus is configured... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090295638 - Use of a measurement signal evaluation means of a position measuring device to determine the time difference between a first event and a second event: A position measurement system is provided to determine a time difference between a first event and a second event. Position values are hereby determined from an individual periodic signal or from a plurality of periodic signals, wherein a first position value is determined using a measurement signal evaluation means when... Agent: Henry M Feiereisen, LLC Henry M Feiereisen

20090295640 - Radiowave direction detector and antenna moving device: The radiowave direction detector has a radiowave direction detecting unit detects an arrival direction of the desired radio wave, a converting unit including a plurality of electromagnetic-to-electric converters to convert the desired radio wave, and a computing unit for determining the arrival direction of the radio wave, which matches a... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090295641 - Method of locating the positions of wheels of a vehicle: A method of locating the positions of wheels (2) of a vehicle (1) each fitted with an electronic module (3), whereby, in order to locate a wheel (2) on the one hand, the vehicle (1) is equipped with an electromagnetic emission source consisting of at least two emitting antennas (5,... Agent: Young & Thompson

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