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Communications: directive radio wave systems and devices (e.g., radar, radio navigation) February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/10

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02/25/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100045505 - Radio wave absorption material and radio wave absorber: A radio wave absorption material is characterized to be obtained by firing a ferrite material that is formed by adding an accessory component, 0.1 to 2 wt % of CoO, to an oxide magnetic material containing main components, 30 to 49.5 mol % of Fe2O3, 0.5 to 20 mol %... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100045506 - Method and system for locating signal jammers: In a method embodiment, a method includes receiving data generated at one or more monitor systems capable of monitoring for electromagnetic signals. The data is related to characteristics of a signal. The characteristics may include at least two of a respective power of the signal, a respective frequency of the... Agent: Baker Botts LLP

20100045512 - Active imaging using satellite communication system: An active imaging system uses communication satellites to identify the location and physical attributes of a target. A transmitter emits a time-synchronized signal directed to a target. The transmitter radiates L-band RF signals. The transmitter can be positioned on an airborne or ground platform. A constellation of communication satellites receives... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20100045513 - Stability monitoring using synthetic aperture radar: A stability monitoring system is described that provides an accurate, automated, and remote way of monitoring small movements over a large surface area without the need to pre-place reflective targets using a mobile SAR. The stability monitoring system allows the rapid, automated identification and measurement of small surface movements over... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100045514 - Device for imaging test objects using electromagnetic waves, in particular for inspecting people for suspicious items: To depict test objects using electromagnetic waves, particularly to check people for suspicious articles, an apparatus is provided having: an antenna which emits electromagnetic waves, particularly millimetric waves, means for concentrating the emitted waves in three dimensions, and means for manipulating the waves at the point of high concentration such... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100045507 - Electronically scanned radar system and receiving antenna: A plurality of array antenna elements are divided in terms of a set constituted of an optionally selected L number of groups. The spaces between the array antenna elements are determined by obtaining a greatest common divisor of the set as a greatest common divisor of inter-group element spaces, the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100045508 - Two-way ranging with inter-pulse transmission and reception: Relatively short turnaround times are provided in conjunction with two-way ranging to, for example, facilitate accurate ranging measurements when the relative clock drift between ranging nodes (e.g., devices) is relatively high. In some aspects, relatively short turnaround times are achieved through the use of a symmetric channel that is defined... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100045509 - Radar apparatus: The present invention provides a radar apparatus including: a transmission pulse group generator configured to generate: a first transmission pulse group from a first transmission pulse train formed of N first transmission pulses (N>2, where N is an integer number) having constant first time intervals t1, by thinning a first... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100045510 - Automatic satellite acquisition system for a portable satellite terminal: A system for accurate automatic satellite acquisition by a portable satellite terminal. The system includes a software program that coordinates inputs from several measurement aids to control antenna position. These aids include a GPS receiver, antenna azimuth, elevation and polarization angle sensors, and the terminal's modem, DVB receiver and spectrum... Agent: Vermette & Co.

20100045511 - Generic radar architecture: The invention relates to the general field of complex electronic and/or computerized system architectures for which the interchanges take the form of irregular data flows prompted by processing functions of variable duration in time. The object of the invention is an architecture designed for electronic systems having a plurality of... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100045515 - Communications system and method of communicating data: A communications system and method thereof are provided, wherein the system includes a first receiver. The first receiver includes at least one antenna element configured to receive the first signal having a first polarization, and a combiner in communication with the at least one antenna element, wherein the combiner enhances... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20100045516 - Positioning method, positioning device, and electronic instrument: A positioning method that performs current position calculations and outputs a positioning result position includes searching for satellite signals transmitted from positioning satellites to acquire satellites, combining satellites among the acquired satellites to extract satellite sets used for positioning, performing first positioning calculations on each calculation-target satellite set among the... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20100045517 - Precision gps driven utility asset management and utility damage prevention system and method: A method and apparatus, including software, for the development and operational use of precise utility location and utility asset management information. Field-usable data sets may be produced that meet standards of accuracy and usability that are sufficient for use by field operations personnel participating in damage prevention activities associated with... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100045520 - Culled satellite ephemeris information for quick, accurate assisted locating satellite location determination for cell site antennas: Locating satellites (e.g., GPS) are culled into a preferred group having a longest dwell time based on a time passing through an ellipsoid arc path through a cone of space, and communicated to mobile devices within a particular region (e.g., serviced by a particular base station). The culled locating satellites... Agent: Manelli Denison & Selter PLLC

20100045521 - Method of downloading ephemeris data based on user activity: Ephemeris data is downloaded intelligently to a GPS-enabled wireless communications device based on user activity rather than at fixed predetermined intervals. Ephemeris data can be downloaded to enable both Aided GPS and Assisted GPS. The device can download ephemeris data based on the frequency of requests into an API communicating... Agent: Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP (rim)

20100045519 - Method of recording position of mobile device, mobile device and recording medium thereof: A method of recording the position of a mobile device, wherein the method is used to reduce power consumption, a mobile device having a position recording function, and a recording medium having embodied thereon a program for executing the method. The method includes calculating a moving speed of the mobile... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100045518 - Mobile terminal and method for automatic geotagging: A mobile terminal and method for automatic geotagging are disclosed. The mobile terminal includes a camera for capturing an image and for generating image data, a location information module for determining location information of the mobile terminal, and a controller configured to concurrently operate the camera and the location information... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey

20100045522 - Antenna combination technique for multi-frequency reception: A set of receiver antennas, of which at least one of the receiver antennas has the capability of receiving frequencies that another receiver antenna from the set is incapable of receiving, is used for determining position and orientation in a navigation system.... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP

20100045524 - Global positioning system log with low power consumption: A global positioning system (GPS) log with low power consumption has an antenna, a GPS module, a power control module, a main control module, a power adjusting unit and a memory. The main control module is connected to the GPS module and the power control module to retrieve the computing... Agent: Hershkovitz & Associates, LLC

20100045523 - Methods and apparatus for compensating a clock bias in a gnss receiver: A method for compensating a clock bias in a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver includes deriving at least one clock drift value comprising a first clock drift value corresponding to a first time point, and calculating the clock bias according to the at least one clock drift value and... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100045525 - System and method for detecting a falling state of an electronic device: A system and method for detecting a falling state of an electronic device include setting a time interval to collect position information of the electronic device and one or more alarm means, activating a global position system to locate a position of the electronic device, and acquiring position information of... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100045527 - Method and apparatus for collecting subframes of satellite navigation data: A method and apparatus for collecting subframes of navigation data of satellites are disclosed. In the method of the present invention, the subframe is divided into several sub-units, each sub-units includes one or more words. When a receiver receives a subframe with a subframe ID, the respective required sub-units of... Agent: Austin Rapp & Hardman

20100045526 - Method for acquiring signal of satellite: Disclosed is a method for acquiring a signal of a satellite by a receiver, including pre-storing weighting factors of satellites, which include possibility indexes of satellite signal acquisition with respect to positions and times of the receiver, receiving a request for acquisition of the satellite and initializing operational status information... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP

20100045528 - Steerable antenna and receiver interface for terrestrial broadcast: Antennas with steerable antenna patterns and techniques for using such antennas are described. In accordance with the invention, antenna patterns with one or more NULLs are used. Through the use of digital control signals the antenna pattern is steered so that a source of signal interference, e.g., a multipath signal,... Agent: Straub & Pokotylo

20100045529 - Antenna positioning method and antenna mounting device for communication device, and antenna device: In an antenna positioning method for a communication device that performs communication using a plurality of antennas positioned on a straight line, the method has a first step of measuring radiation pattern characteristics of each antenna, a second step of detecting a direction in which fluctuation of the radiation pattern... Agent: Hanify & King Professional Corporation

20100045530 - Method and system for locating an object on a surface: A method of locating an object (3;42) placed on a surface (2:24) includes identifying normally clear lines of sight blocked by the object (3:42) by evaluating responses of the receivers of at least some of pairs of a transmitter and a receiver able to detect a signal from the transmitter.... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100045531 - Harmonic block technique for computing space-time solutions for communication system network nodes: A space-time calibration system and method implement space-time solutions, in which, in one preferred embodiment, a single node determines its own space-time solutions based on other network nodes with which the single node communicates. In other preferred embodiments, space-time solutions for the node can be generated using other resources in... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Pdx

02/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100039308 - System and method for detecting radar signals in wireless communications access points: A system and method for providing radar signal detection in a communications system. In an example method, a raw energy detect signal is received and analyzed to determine if the raw energy detect signal contains a valid radar pulse. A bit is stored in a bit sequence storage device such... Agent: The Eclipse Group LLP

20100039309 - Relating to scanners: The invention provides a security scanner that produces a radar profile of a clothed person or another object such as a bag carried by a person at a distance and does not require close proximity of the person or object to the scanner itself. The scanner includes a millimetre wave... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100039313 - Synthetic aperture radar (sar) imaging system: One embodiment of the invention includes a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) system. The system comprises a radar transmitter configured to transmit a combined signal, the combined signal comprising a first signal that is a modulated SAR radar signal and a second signal that is a modulated signal. The system also... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20100039310 - Systems and methods for air traffic surveillance: A collision avoidance system according to one aspect of the present invention comprises a user interface, a plurality of sensors, and a computer system in communication with the user interface and the plurality of sensors. The computer system includes a processor and a memory storing instructions that, when executed by... Agent: Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20100039311 - System and method for generating an alert signal in a detection system: A system and method for generating alert signals in a detection system is described. The system compares data extracted from signals received via receive antenna beams with stored scenarios and determines whether to generate an alert signal based upon the results of the compare operation. The comparison of data extracted... Agent: Valeo Radar Systems, Inc. C/o Daly, Crowley, Mofford And Durkee, LLP

20100039312 - Method and device for determining a position of a communication apparatus: A method and a device for determining a position of a communication apparatus is provided. To determine a position of a first apparatus a first signal is transmitted from a second apparatus to the first apparatus. A second signal is then transmitted from the first apparatus to the second apparatus... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100039316 - System and method for operating a gps device in a micro power mode: A wireless device including a transceiver that utilizes a power supply is described. The wireless device includes a Global Positioning System (“GPS”) section having a plurality of GPS subsystems and a power controller in signal communication with the power supply and GPS section, wherein the power controller is configured to... Agent: The Eclipse Group LLP

20100039318 - Arrangement for and method of two dimensional and three dimensional precision location and orientation determination: In one embodiment of the present invention, a method of and apparatus for determining inaccurate GPS samples in a set of GPS samples is disclosed, according to the following actions: a) obtaining GPS samples as taken by a global positioning system on board a vehicle when traveling along a trajectory;... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100039319 - Automated recordation of crane inspection activity: In a method for creating a record of crane inspection activity, a wireless inspection communication between a component monitor and a component information unit is initiated in response to a crane inspection activity. The component information unit is mechanically coupled with a crane component. An inspection record related to the... Agent: Trimble Navigation Limited C/o Wagner Blecher

20100039317 - Construction equipment component location tracking: In a method for construction equipment component location tracking, a wireless mesh network communication is initiated between a component monitor and a component information unit which is mechanically coupled with the component. An identity of the component is received at the component monitor via the wireless mesh network communication. A... Agent: Trimble Navigation Limited C/o Wagner Blecher

20100039320 - Hybrid gnss and tdoa wireless location system: A method and apparatus for position determination is provided using measurements from both Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers and terrestrial-based Uplink Time Difference of Arrival (UTDOA) receivers. The method involves the transformation of downlink satellite measurements into equivalent UTDOA measurements by computing comparable cross-correlation coefficients and time differences of arrival... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20100039314 - Communicating navigation data from a gps system to a telecommunications device: A GPS device and method for communicating navigation data from a Global Positioning System (GPS) device to a telecommunications device includes establishing a communications link between a GPS device and a telecommunications device via a telecommunications system. The GPS device may receive GPS coordinates from the telecommunications device. The GPS... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100039315 - Method and system for determining a position of a mobile communication device: A GNSS enabled mobile device transmits to a location server a combination of GNSS-based location data and non-GNSS based location data used to determining reference positions at the location server. The GNSS mobile device receives the determined reference positions from the location server to calculate an associated GNSS position fix.... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100039321 - Method and system for calibrating group delay errors in a combined gps and glonass receiver: Aspects of a method and system for calibrating group delay errors in a combined GPS and GLONASS receiver are provided. The combined GPS and GLONASS receiver may be enabled to receive both GPS signals and GLONASS signals. GPS based navigation information may be calculated based on the received GPS signals.... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100039322 - Signal acquisition systems with applications of general clocks: A global positioning system (GPS) system includes a clock module for providing multiple counter values at multiple time points. The GPS system also includes a system module coupled to the clock module. The system module is capable of obtaining a time value for each time point according to a set... Agent: Wang Law Firm, Inc.

20100039323 - Method and system for global position reference map (gprm) for agps: Aspects of a method and system for global position reference map (GPRM) for AGPS are provided. A GPS enabled device may transmit reference location data to a location server and responded with a global position reference map (GPRM) from the location server. The reference location data and/or the received GPRM... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100039324 - Apparatus and method for phase fronts based on superluminal polarization current: An apparatus and method for a radiation source involving phase fronts emanating from an accelerated, oscillating polarization current whose distribution pattern moves superluminally (that is, faster than light in vacuo). Theoretical predictions and experimental measurements using an existing prototype superluminal source show that the phase fronts from such a source... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP

20100039325 - Antenna array including virtual antenna elements: A method and associated system for effectively increasing the number of antenna elements within a multi-element antenna system through computation of a response of “virtual” antenna elements located along an antenna array. The physical elements of the array are positioned sufficiently near each other to enable synthesis of a polynomial... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100039326 - Variable coherence integration for the location of weak signals: In a network-based Wireless Location System (WLS), geographically distributed Location Measurement Units (LMUs) must be able to detect and use reverse channel (mobile to network) signals across multiple BTS coverage areas. By using Matched Replica correlation processing with the local and reference signals subdivided into discrete segments prior to correlation,... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

02/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100033367 - Radar system and a method relating thereto: A radar system comprising a platform movable along a path in relation to a ground surface portion and carrying a positioning device, a timing device and a radar equipment. It is adapted to implement synthetic aperture radar (SAR) for imaging the ground portion. It includes recording means for collecting radar... Agent: Ericsson Inc.

20100033363 - Ship traffic control apparatus and method thereof: A ship traffic control apparatus includes a location recognizer for measuring a location coordinate of a ship by using a satellite location-based service; a ship identifier/location coordinate manager for storing the location coordinate as coordinate information corresponding to a ship identifier; an accident processing unit for providing an accident information... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20100033366 - Radar apparatus and control method of the same: A radar apparatus is provided. An antenna is configured to transmit a frequency-modulated transmission wave toward an object and receive a reception wave from the object. A mixer is configured to mix the transmission wave with the reception wave to generate a beat signal having a first beat interval and... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100033365 - Signal processing apparatus, radar apparatus, and signal processing method: A signal processing apparatus for a radar transceiver, which receives a reflected signal generated by a target object in response to a frequency modulated transmission signal, and generates a beat signal having a frequency difference between the transmission signal and a reception signal, includes: an azimuth angle detection unit that... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100033364 - Signal processing device, radar device, vehicle control device, and signal processing method: In order to prevent delays in output of detection results, even when a plurality of frequency modulation methods with different frequency change rates are used, an FM-CW radar device employing frequency modulation with two different frequency change rates, has distance/velocity detection unit for detecting the relative distance or relative velocity... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100033368 - Method of using a microwave and millimeter frequency bistatic radar for tracking and fire control: A method of using a bistatic passive radar system for tracking a plurality of targets utilizing transmitted radar signals from at least one satellite platform in a geosynchronous orbit with the earth, a radar receiver capturing signals from a reflection of the transmitted radar signals from each target, tracking a... Agent: Navairwd Counsel Group

20100033370 - Gnss navigation solution integrity in non-controlled environments: Disclosed is a method for providing a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) navigation position solution with guaranteed integrity in non-controlled environments, the method including processing a (GNSS) signal including multiple satellites generating at least one signal to obtain carrier phase and pseudorange measurements; pre-processing the measurements to detect and characterize... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100033369 - Method and apparatus for determining an integrity risk in a satellite reference system: Methods and apparatus of determining an integrity risk of a satellite reference system are provided. Galileo parameters according to the Galileo integrity concept are detected. The Galileo parameters are imaged onto satellite based augmentation system (SBAS) parameters used in the SBAS. The integrity risk of the satellite reference system is... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100033371 - Gps-installed all-azimuth camera and spatial data collecting device: The present invention provides a GPS-installed all-azimuth camera, comprising at least a pair of GPS antennas (29a and 29b) disposed on up and down in parallel to each other, a plurality of cameras (28a-28f) which are disposed on a plane running in parallel to the GPS antennas and are capable... Agent: Nields, Lemack & Frame, LLC

20100033372 - In-vehicle alert of cloud point in engine diesel fuel: The disclosure relates to a method for receiving in-vehicle information regarding diesel fuel cloud point condition. The method includes establishing communication between a telematics unit in a vehicle and i) a global positioning system device, ii) a call center including a database, and iii) a cloud point monitoring device in... Agent: Julia Church Dierker Dierker & Associates, P.C.

20100033373 - Methods and apparatus for obtaining accurate gnss time in a gnss receiver: A method for obtaining GNSS time in a GNSS receiver includes: deriving a relationship between a first clock signal and the received GNSS time; latching a second clock signal and the first clock signal at a first latching point to obtain a clock value A1 of the first clock signal... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100033374 - System and method for synchronized and coordinated beam switching and scheduling in a wireless communications system: A system and method for synchronized and coordinated beam switching and scheduling in a wireless communications system is provided. A method for controller operation includes determining a beam cycle pattern, sharing the beam cycle pattern with neighboring controllers, receiving beam information from a communications device, generating scheduling information from the... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.

20100033375 - Dynamically correcting the calibration of a phased array antenna system in real time to compensate for changes of array temperature: Adjusting a calibrated phased array includes receiving conditions data describing conditions at a phased array. The phased array comprises antenna element sets, where an antenna element set comprises antenna elements and is associated with a calibration value. The following is performed for each antenna element set. A temperature value is... Agent: Baker Botts LLP

20100033376 - Methods and apparatus for radiator for multiple circular polarization: Method and apparatus for a receive electronically steered array aperture including a plurality of radiators each having a single complex phase/amplitude control at a radiating phase center of the radiators to simultaneously receive up to four circularly polarized plane waves, each of the plane waves being arbitrarily of left hand... Agent: Raytheon Company C/o Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP

20100033378 - Histogram for ambiguity visualization and evaluation (have): A method is provided for constructing a histogram to represent the root-mean-squared phase differences for a signal received at pairs of elements in an array. A pair-wise element phase difference (“PEP”) between a signal received at an angle of arrival θ1 and a signal received at an angle of arrival... Agent: Naval Research Laboratory Associate Counsel (patents)

20100033377 - Sparse interferometric array for radio frequency azimuth direction finding: A sparsely populated array of antenna elements on a plane is provided such that the angle of arrival (AoA) measurement for a radiofrequency signal received by the array has high resolution and is non-ambiguous within a 360-degree azimuthal field of view. The array comprises a two-dimensional antenna array developed using... Agent: Naval Research Laboratory Associate Counsel (patents)

20100033379 - Reference beacon identification using transmission sequence characteristics: A method and apparatus for encoding information in a reference beacon signal for use in a time-difference-of-arrival/frequency-difference-of-arrival (TDOA/FDOA) geolocation system. Information is encoded in the reference beacon signal using variations in the times and frequencies of sequential reference signal transmissions. The encoded information may include an identifier associated with the... Agent: Brosemer, Kolefas & Associates, LLC - (boeing)

02/04/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100026547 - Method and apparatus for providing jammer detection in a receiver: A method and apparatus for detecting a jammer comprising sampling an input signal; downconverting and sampling the input signal to generate a sampled downconverted (SD) input signal; comparing the sampled input signal to a wideband threshold THWB, and comparing the SD input signal to a narrowband threshold THNB; generating a... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100026548 - Jammer detection with adaptive fast attack/slow release response for continuous and burst mode: Jammer detection is operable in both continuous and burst modes, managing a jammer attack in both cases. Whether in continuous or burst mode, jammer presence is detected according to a burst jammer environment. Results of jammer presence detection are stored to create a history of the jammer presence, and the... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100026549 - Jammer detection with mitigation of detection threshold hysteresis pinch-off effect: Jammer detection is operable in both continuous and burst modes, managing a jammer attack in both cases. Whether in continuous or burst mode, jammer presence is detected according to a burst jammer environment. Results of jammer presence detection are stored to create a history of the jammer presence, and the... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100026550 - Handheld instrument capable of measuring heartbeat and breathing motion at a distance: The apparatus of the present invention consists of a MicroPower Radar (MPR), a data acquisition (DAQ) element and a PDA. The radar sends a short, low-amplitude signal of radio-frequency (RF) energy toward the target scene. This signal reflects from the target and is received as a Doppler change. RF has... Agent: White-welker & Welker, LLC

20100026551 - Railroad surveying and monitoring system: A Railroad Surveying and Monitoring System configured on a mobile platform for surveying, monitoring, and analyzing rail position and superstructure and terrain substructure of railroad tracks (20a,b) or other structures. The system employs two or more High Accuracy Differential Global Positioning System devices (110,112), ground penetrating radar devices (116), terrain... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson

20100026565 - Method for generating a representation of an atmospheric vortex kinematic structure: A method for generating a representation of a kinematic structure of an atmospheric vortex is provided. The method comprises receiving a plurality of signals from a Doppler radar. The signals are reflected at a plurality of pulse volumes. The method also comprises measuring a plurality of Doppler velocities based on... Agent: The Ollila Law Group LLC

20100026552 - Man-portable counter mortar radar system: The present invention is a man-portable counter-mortar radar (MCMR) radar system that detects and tracks enemy mortar projectiles in flight and calculates their point of origin (launch point) to enable and direct countermeasures against the mortar and its personnel. In addition, MCMR may also perform air defense surveillance by detecting... Agent: Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

20100026553 - Method for reducing multipath propagation effects during the processing of replies in mode \"s\": e

20100026554 - Active protection method and system: There is provided an active protection system and an active protection method preferably for airborne platforms. According to the embodiment of the invention, the active protection system is mounted onboard a platform for protecting the platform, and comprises a radar system configured for generating output data including threat output data... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100026555 - Obstacle detection arrangements in and for autonomous vehicles: An arrangement for obstacle detection in autonomous vehicles wherein two significant data manipulations are employed in order to provide a more accurate read of potential obstacles and thus contribute to more efficient and effective operation of an autonomous vehicle. A first data manipulation involves distinguishing between those potential obstacles that... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20100026556 - Method for determining the kinematic state of an object, by evaluating sensor measured values: In a method for determining the kinematic state of an object by evaluating a sequence of discrete polar measured values of a sensor, the polar measurements rm, αm are converted to Cartesian coordinates and subsequently scaled to Cartesian pseudo-measurements using a scaling factor β calculated as a function of measured... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100026557 - Method and apparatus for measuring distance: A device (200) measures distance using a wireless signal that comprises two simultaneously transmitted components. Each of the two components comprises a respective repeated code, the two codes having different durations. On receipt of the signal, the propagation distance is calculated separately for each code and compared (280). The calculated... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100026558 - Distance estimation: Improved distance estimation of a selected transmitter. An improved distance estimate from a target transmitter to a receiver is produced by assessing the target transmitter to determine transmit power, and combining this information with a propagation model, received signal strength, and reference signal strength indications. Target transmit power may be... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100026559 - System for enhanced detection of a target: A method for discrimination of a target from clutter, comprising: providing phase-range data associated with a return pulse of a radar device and second phase-range data associated with a subsequent return pulse; comparing the phase-range data and the second phase-range data to obtain a difference; differentiating the differences with respect... Agent: Chernow Katz, LLC

20100026560 - Method and system for antenna training and communication protocol for multi-beamforming communication: A method and system for antenna training for communication of multiple parallel data streams between multiple-input multiple-output communication stations is provided. An implementation involves performing antenna training by obtaining optimal antenna training coefficients by multi-stage iteration in estimating the multi-dimensional beamforming coefficients.... Agent: Myers Andras Sherman LLP

20100026561 - Wireless communication device, wireless communication method, and computer program: A wireless commutation device includes: an antenna unit including antennas transmitting and receiving wireless signals; an analog processing unit including transmitting analog circuits and receiving analog circuits processing analog transmitting and received signals; a digital processing unit processing digital transmitting and received signals; an inter-antenna propagation loss determination unit determining... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100026562 - Detecting device and railroad vehicle: Location information of a vehicle such as a railroad vehicle and an elevator cage is detected by using a reflection strength change of an electromagnetic wave. A system is configured by a radiowave transmitter which emits a first radiowave, positional markers which generate unique reflection strengths and patterns of temporal... Agent: Juan Carlos A. Marquez C/o Stites & Harbison PLLC

20100026563 - Antenna system and radar system incorporating the same: An antenna system comprising an array of antenna elements, the array comprising a plurality of groups of antenna elements wherein each group comprises one or more antenna elements arranged in series, and wherein the system further comprises first phase-control means for performing the function of introducing respective phase-shifts to transmitted... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100026564 - Heterodyne transceiver systems and methods: One embodiment relates to a transceiver. The transceiver includes first and second phase-locked loops. The first phase-locked loop is adapted to receive a reference signal and output a transmission signal based on the reference signal. The second phase-locked loop is adapted to receive the reference signal and output a local... Agent: Eschweiler & Associates LLC

20100026566 - Mobile-unit positioning device: In a mobile-unit positioning device, phases of pseudo noise codes carried on satellite signals from satellites are observed at a mobile unit to measure a position of the mobile unit. A pseudo distance between one of the satellites and the mobile unit is measured for every satellite during a stop... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100026567 - Hybrid ins/gnss system with integrity monitoring and method for integrity monitoring: The invention pertains to the monitoring of the integrity of position and speed information arising from a hybridization between an inertial reference system and a satellite-based positioning receiver. The invention relates more precisely to a navigation apparatus known in the art by the name INS/GNSS system (for “Inertial Navigation System”... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100026568 - Position computing method, receiving apparatus and navigation satellite system employing the method: A position computing method computes a position of a receiver using a satellite navigation system. The method includes: bringing a satellite receiver in a dark region of the satellite system; bringing the receiver into a visible region of the satellite system outside the dark region; allocating to the dark region... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100026572 - Method and apparatus for calculating attachment location and thickness of supplement pad using indoor gps: A method and apparatus method of calculating attachment location and thickness of a supplement pad to be attached to a member includes a first step of receiving information on flatness measurement points from a unified management server which have previously been calculated during design of the member, a second step... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100026570 - Method and apparatus for intermittent location reporting: A system, apparatus and method are provided for intermittent location reporting. The apparatus includes a global positioning system (GPS) receiver, a transceiver, and a controller. The transceiver is a WiFi or WiMAX transceiver. The controller reads a current geographical location of the apparatus and determines whether communication with a location... Agent: Anthony Miologos Honeywell International Inc.

20100026569 - Method and apparatus for location detection using gps and wifi/wimax: A system, apparatus and method are provided for location detection using GPS or WiFi/WiMAX. The apparatus includes a global positioning system (GPS) receiver, a transceiver, and a controller. The transceiver is a WiFi or WiMAX transceiver. The controller determines whether GPS location sensing is possible and, if so, receives geographical... Agent: Anthony Miologos Honeywell International Inc.

20100026571 - Nautical safety beacon: A signalling beacon which includes a global positioning system receiver, operable to determine a geographic location of the signalling beacon, a radio frequency transmitter operable to transmit a radio frequency signal, a radio frequency receiver operable to receive a radio frequency signal, a processor, operable to read the geographic location... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC

20100026573 - Electronic apparatus, recording medium recording control program and control method: An electronic apparatus having a display screen, a first antenna among a plurality of antennas provided adjacent to the first side and closer to the third side, a second antenna among the plurality of antennas provided adjacent to the second side and closer to the first side, a third antenna... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100026574 - Methods and apparatus for multiple beam aperture: Methods and apparatus for an electrically steered array including a phased array aperture having a plurality of elements at a selected spacing, the aperture to provide up to four simultaneous, independent beam sets, wherein the elements are controlled by a single complex weight.... Agent: Raytheon Company C/o Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP

20100026575 - Radio control method: Provided is a radio control method for a radio communication being performed in a beam direction that is set on the basis communication quality basis, including a step of acquiring a data string formed of at least a beam direction and communication quality in the beam direction; and a step... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen

20100026576 - Method for measuring the time of arrival of radio signals: A method for measuring the time of arrival of radio signals within a network comprises receiving the received signals including at least a first pseudorandom code and a second pseudorandom code from at least one other node; identifying a frequency difference between the node and the other node using a... Agent: Motorola, Inc

20100026577 - Radio-based position location systems, antenna configurations, and methods for determining antenna configurations: A radio-based position location system for determining a relative position of a first object with respect to a second object may include a first radio operatively associated with the first object. A first directional antenna having at least a high gain region is mounted to the second object so that... Agent: Fennemore Craig, P.C.

20100026578 - Object locating apparatus, system and high-gain, high-selectivity antennae therefor: The invented system includes a beacon affixed to the object subject to loss and a tracker held by the owner of the lost object, the tracker repeatedly, electronically ‘interrogating’ the beacon with a radio frequency (RF) signal, the beacon repeatedly responding to the interrogation, and the tracker effectively triangulating to... Agent: Ater Wynne LLP

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