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Communications: directive radio wave systems and devices (e.g., radar, radio navigation) April category listing, related patent applications 04/10

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04/29/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20100103019 - Millimeter wave (mmw) screening portal systems, devices, and methods: A millimeter-wave (MMW) based screening system is provided that may operate with an active sensor, a passive sensor, or in a dual mode using both the active and passive sensors. One or more such sensors are mounted so as to rotate along an axis that passes through a target region... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20100103028 - Method of strip-map synthetic aperture radar auto-focus processing: A strip-map Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) auto-focus image generation process is provided. Batches of raw radar return data are processed in order to form batch images which each have a valid region between invalid regions. The process determines an estimate of the first derivative of a phase error at an... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100103029 - Enhanced alerting of characteristic weather hazards: A method of providing weather radar images to a flight crew of an aircraft includes obtaining raw volumetric radar data corresponding to at least one signal reflected off of a weather system. Based on the radar data, the weather system is computationally classified as being of a first type of... Agent: Honeywell/blg Patent Services

20100103021 - Method and radar arrangement for monitoring a monitoring area: In the case of a radar arrangement for monitoring a monitoring area (1) having a radar transmitter (in 3) which continuously emits a measurement signal, having a radar receiver (in 3) for the measurement signal reflected from a moving object (6) and having an evaluation device for evaluation of a... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

20100103020 - Microwave motion detectors utilizing multi-frequency ranging and target angle detection: A method of detecting a moving target within a predefined protected region with a microwave motion detector, by transmitting microwave frequency signals and receiving the microwave frequency signals reflected by a target. A target distance is then determined from the received microwave frequency signals, and a target angle is determined... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20100103022 - Automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ads-b) network infrastructure, ground station and situation display software deployment and evaluation activity: A method and system that receives and processes ADS-B data from one or more aircraft is disclosed. The system may include one or more ground stations that receives data from one or more aircraft and converts the received aircraft ADS-B data to XML format, determines the lowest cost communication mode... Agent: Prass LLP

20100103023 - Radar system: A radar system includes radars and a controller. The controller controls waveform patterns of the radars. As a signal processing unit of each of the radars receives an instruction from the controller, the signal processing unit selects a frequency modulation pattern of a VCO between an FM-CW mode and a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100103024 - High frequency module for filling level measurements in the w-band: A high-frequency module is for fill level measuring and for use at frequencies of more than 75 GHz. The high-frequency module comprises a microwave semiconductor, a printed circuit board and a housing bonded to the printed circuit board. In order to reduce the power required, operation of the microwave semiconductor... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20100103025 - Near field electromagnetic calibration system: A system and method for electromagnetic position determination utilizing a calibration process. For calibration, a transmitter is positioned at multiple locations in an area of interest and multiple receivers receive and record signal characteristics from the transmitter to generate a calibration data set. The unknown position of a transmitter may... Agent: James Richards

20100103027 - Radar sensor having a shielded signal stabilizer: A radar sensor having a transmission module and a signal stabilizer, which are situated on a shared circuit board, a casing, which accommodates the signal stabilizer and forms a shield against high frequency radiation of the signal stabilizer together with a conductive layer of the circuit board, and having a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100103026 - Radar tracking device and method thereof: A radar tracking apparatus and method are provided. The radar tracking apparatus includes an α-β tracking filter, wherein the α-β tracking filter includes: a tracking index unit calculating a tracking index for obtaining α and β filter gains of an α-β tracking filter, based on changes in the measurement error... Agent: Jae Y. Park

20100103030 - Seismic measurement system including gps receivers: A system for determining positions of fixed-position satellite signal receivers that have restricted views of the sky includes a data recording control center, and one or more base satellite signal receivers with associated antennas that together have substantially unrestricted views of the sky. The system batch processes range information provided... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP

20100103031 - Method of determining reliability of long-term predicted orbit data, method of providing long-term predicted orbit data, and information providing apparatus: A method of determining the reliability of long-term predicted orbit data is disclosed. The method includes: analyzing a variation in the accuracy of the time-series predicted positions included in predicted position data by comparing the predicted positions included in the predicted position data, which is acquired by predicting a position... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20100103032 - Base data extrapolator to operate with a navigation receiver in real-time kinematic (rtk) and differential global positioning system ( dgps) modes: Base data received at a rover receiver is extrapolated to a rover measurement time referenced to a clock in the rover receiver. The base data comprises a plurality of base parameters, such as pseudo-ranges and full phases, calculated at base epochs from data received from navigation satellites. Base data is... Agent: Wolff & Samson PC Attn: Jeffrey M. Weinick

20100103033 - Loosely-coupled integration of global navigation satellite system and inertial navigation system: Techniques for loosely coupling a Global Navigation Satellite System (“GNSS”) and an Inertial Navigation System (“INS”) integration are disclosed herein. A system includes a GNSS receiver, an INS, and an integration filter coupled to the GNSS receiver and the INS. The GNSS receiver is configured to provide GNSS navigation information... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100103035 - Player identification and geographical positioning device, for online games and equivalents: A device having electronics with general management logic, a GPS antenna and its management electronics, a GSM antenna and its management electronics, a USB connector and its driver, and an RS-232 connector similar to a Pen Drive both in external aspect and size. It generates an electronic signature that identifies... Agent: Merek, Blackmon & Voorhees, LLC

20100103034 - Positioning control device and positioning control method: A positioning control device includes a GPS hardware control unit that makes GPS determine a current location at different positioning accuracies, and a positioning request management unit that makes the GPS hardware control unit carry out positioning in response to a positioning request from an application according to a positioning... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100103036 - Portable transceiver with vehicle security control and locate features: A portable transceiver for locking and locating an automobile, includes a remote keyless entry system for locking the automobile; a locating device determining a location of the transceiver, wherein the remote keyless entry system and the locating device are housed in a pocket sized housing; and a processor deriving directional... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20100103037 - Electronic device and method for positioning the electronic device: A system and method for positioning an electronic device. The electronic device communicates with one or more monitoring electronic devices via a location server and a plurality of base stations. The system and method receives a standard command message, determines whether information in a received message is the same as... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100103039 - Method and apparatus for combining measurements and determining clock offsets between different satellite positioning systems: Method and apparatus for processing satellite signals from a first satellite navigation system and a second satellite navigation system is described. In one example, at least one first pseudorange between a satellite signal receiver and at least one satellite of the first satellite navigation system is measured. At least one... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100103038 - Power saving method adaptable in gnss device: A method and system for navigation are provided to locate a GNSS device. The GNSS device comprises a RF front end receiving satellite signals of a plurality of satellites, and a GNSS device comprising a plurality of correlation channels each performing a correlation process to generate a correlation result from... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100103040 - Method of using road signs to augment global positioning system (gps) coordinate data for calculating a current position of a personal navigation device: A method of using road signs to augment Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinate data for calculating a current position of a personal navigation device includes obtaining recent GPS coordinate data with the personal navigation device, obtaining an image from a camera of the personal navigation device, the image showing areas... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100103041 - Method of determining reliability of long-term predicted orbit data, method of providing long-term predicted orbit data, and information providing apparatus: A method of determining the reliability of long-term predicted orbit data, includes: determining the reliability of long-term predicted orbit data, which is acquired by predicting a satellite orbit in a target period of at least one day, using predicted position data including predicted positions of a positioning satellite in time... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20100103042 - Apparatus and method for testing emergency locator beacons: An emergency locator beacon testing and communication system is described. The system uses privately-owned Local User Terminals which provide direct feeds to a privately-operated beacon information processor having dedicated on-line servers for consolidating and providing access to beacon test information. The system receives beacon signals relayed through the Cospas-Sarsat satellite... Agent: Luedeka, Neely & Graham, P.C.

20100103043 - Phased shifted oscilator and antenna: This invention describes new and improved phased shifted injection oscillator, a phased shifted injection locked push-push oscillator and a phased array antennas (PAA). The PAAs in accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the present invention are low cost, and therefore can be used in various commercial applications, such as wireless... Agent: Soroker-agmon Advocate And Patent Attorneys

20100103045 - Efficient and flexible transmit beamforming sector sweep in a multi-antenna communication device: A plurality of beacon data units are generated, and each beacon data unit in the plurality of beacon data units includes an indication that the beacon data unit can be used for transmit beamforming training. The plurality of beacon data units are transmitted via a plurality of antennas during a... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun, LLP (marvell)

20100103044 - Radio communication system, radio communication apparatus, and radio communication method: Reliability of beam selection by pre-coding is improved. A user terminal 52 selects an optimum beam (beam number ‘b’) in the next frame (t+1) based on the channel estimation value of a received pilot signal and transmits a difference value D (=b−a) between a beam number ‘a’ at the current... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100103046 - Robust low-frequency spread-spectrum navigation system: Methods and apparatus are described for a navigation system. A process includes providing a plurality of transmitters distributed throughout a desired coverage area; locking the plurality of transmitters to a common timing reference; transmitting a signal from each of the plurality of transmitters. An apparatus includes a plurality of transmitters... Agent: Ut-battelle/chicago/bhgl

20100103047 - Method for measuring distance and position using spread spectrum signal, and an equipment using the method: By using the delay profile created by delay profile creating section 102 and the first threshold value 330 received from the first threshold value calculation 105, the first threshold value timing detection section 103 selects only the earliest receive timing exceeding the first threshold value, from all the timing that... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.

20100103048 - Method and apparatus for determining the location of a mobile object: The invention relates to a position-finding method for d4eterming the location of a mobile object. The features, for example received field strengths, of a plurality of base stations are measured, and the object position is located from these features, using a reference map. During an initialization process, a reference map... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

04/22/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20100097262 - 3d video-doppler-radar (vidar) imaging system: A moving sensor suite for imaging a scene has three Doppler radars, two moving and one fixed, a fixed video camera and a fixed GPS receiver. The Doppler radars measure the relative velocities between the radars and the scene, as well as the scene's electromagnetic reflectivity, while the video camera... Agent: Wilson Daniel Swayze, Jr.

20100097263 - Microwave and millimeterwave radar sensors: A radar sensor system and method for vehicles. An example radar system includes a processor, a plurality of transceivers having antenna(e). The antenna of the transceivers are located at various points around the vehicle. The transceivers include receive and transmit electronics that are in signal communication with the corresponding antenna.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20100097264 - Radar apparatus: A radar apparatus mounted in a vehicle includes an inward bent surface and a radar device. The inward bent surface is formed in a lower portion of a bumper of the vehicle, and curves inward with a higher degree of curvature in a horizontal plane than a bumper surface of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100097265 - Systems and methods for producing radar images: Systems and methods for producing radar images are provided. In illustrated embodiments, a representative system includes: a transmitter operative to transmit a pulsed signal; a receiver operative to sample the pulsed signal after reflection; a Doppler-shifting mechanism operative to create a Doppler shift in the pulsed signal; and a platform... Agent: U S Army Research Laboratory Attn: Rdrl-loc-i

20100097266 - Single platform passive coherent location using a digital receiver: A system and method for performing passive coherent location (PCL). A PCL radar system has high speed analog-to-digital converters (ADC) for digitizing RF signals received on antenna elements of an antenna array. The RF signal received by each antenna element is processed by components within a corresponding physical channel. The... Agent: Lockheed Martin Corporation C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100097267 - Determining a geolocation solution of an emitter on earth using satellite signals: Embodiments provide systems and methods for determining the geolocation of an emitter on earth. A solution is obtained from two TDOA measurements that need not be acquired at the same time. A solution is obtained from a TDOA measurement and an FDOA measurement that need not be acquired at the... Agent: Westberg Law Offices

20100097268 - Tightly-coupled gnss/imu integration filter having calibration features: Embodiments of the invention provide a blending filter based on extended Kalman filter (EKF), which optimally integrates the IMU navigation data with all other satellite measurements (tightly-coupled integration filter). Two more states in the EKF for estimating/compensating the speed bias and the heading bias in the INS measurement are added.... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100097269 - Concept for localizing a position on a path: An apparatus for localizing a position on a path, radio signals of fixedly positioned radio transmitters being receivable along the path, the apparatus including a determiner for determining properties of the radio signals of the fixedly positioned radio transmitters at the position, and a comparator for comparing the determined electromagnetic... Agent: Schoppe, Zimmermann , Stockeler & Zinkler C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20100097270 - Receiving apparatus, moving angle estimation method, program and wireless communication system: A receiving apparatus is provided that includes a plurality of antennas, a phase difference calculation unit to calculate a phase difference of a received signal between the plurality of antennas, a difference calculation unit to calculate a difference between the phase difference of a previous received signal and the phase... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

04/15/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20100090879 - Microwave absorber, especially for high temperature applications: The present invention relates to a microwave absorber, especially for high temperature applications, which comprises at least one resistive sheet and at least one dielectric layer. What especially characterises the invention is that the resistive sheet is made of a MAX phase material.... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100090887 - Multi-pixel high-resolution three-dimensional imaging radar: A three-dimensional imaging radar operating at high frequency e.g., 670 GHz radar using low phase-noise synthesizers and a fast chirper to generate a frequency-modulated continuous-wave (FMCW) waveform, is disclosed that operates with a multiplexed beam to obtain range information simultaneously on multiple pixels of a target. A source transmit beam... Agent: Canady & Lortz LLP

20100090880 - Object detecting apparatus: An object detecting apparatus including: an object detecting device that causes electromagnetic waves to be reflected from an object and receives the reflected waves to detect the object while scanning a predetermined scan range; a rotating device that changes a direction of the object detecting device; an imaging device that... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20100090881 - Fore/aft looking airborne radar: An antenna system for an airborne radar system with a dorsal unit having two opposing long sides extending in a height direction (Z) and a longitudinal direction (X), and two opposing short sides extending in a lateral direction (Y) and the height direction (Z), and an upper side opposing a... Agent: Ericsson Inc.

20100090882 - Bi-static radar processing for ads-b sensors: A system and technique to derive a position of a non-ADSB equipped aircraft using ADS-B information provided from an ADSB equipped aircraft and bi-static radar processing techniques.... Agent: Raytheon Company C/o Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP

20100090883 - Apparatus for determining and/or monitoring the level of a medium: An apparatus for ascertaining and/or monitoring fill level of a medium in a container. The apparatus includes an antenna, which transmits and receives high frequency signals in a predetermined oscillatory mode in a bounded space in a predetermined radiation direction, wherein, in front of the antenna in the radiation direction,... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100090884 - Gaussian model adaptive processing in the time domain: Embodiments of the present invention provide a Gaussian adaptive filter for ground clutter filtering and signal parameter estimation for weather radars in the time domain. In some embodiments, the filtering can be applied to dual polarization radar systems. In some embodiments, the clutter component of the signal can be transformed... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100090885 - Digital radar systems and methods: A digital radar system includes a transmitter, the transmitter configured to transmit a signal; a receiver, the receiver configured to receive a return signal; and two analog to digital conversion (ADC) units, the ADC units configured to digitize the return signal at a rate higher than a Nyquist rate for... Agent: Nasa Goddard Space Flight Center

20100090886 - Low noise generator for frequency swept signals: A signal generation system suitable for use in a radar system comprises a local oscillator (LO) and an intermediate frequency (IF) oscillator, wherein the IF oscillator is a Direct Digital Synthesiser (DDS), and the LO is a free running oscillator not itself locked to another oscillator but which acts as... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100090888 - Sbas correction information in ms based agps system: A method for providing a mobile station, being connected to a wireless communication system, with GPS assistance data, comprises obtaining (210) of correction data of a satellite based augmentation system. The method further comprises obtaining (220) of assistance data of an assisted global positioning system. Modified values of standard parameters... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100090889 - Precise orbit determination system and method using gps data and galileo data: Provided are a method and system for determining a precise orbit of a LEO satellite. The method includes: estimating a precise ephemeris of a global positioning system (GPS) satellite by fitting an orbit perturbation-based GPS dynamics model to observation data of the GPS satellite received from a GPS observatory and... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20100090890 - Positioning using a reference station: For supporting a change of a reference station, first data that is valid for a first reference station is provided for transmission to a device, then data that is valid for the first reference station and data that is valid for a second reference station is provided for transmission to... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20100090891 - Tracking air and ground vehicles: In one aspect, an air and ground vehicle tracking system includes a base station configured to transmit locations of air vehicles to a radio and a GPS receiver disposed in a ground vehicle and configured to derive a location of the ground vehicle. The radio is configured to receive locations... Agent: Raytheon Company C/o Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP

20100090892 - Method and system for customized full ephemeris compatible with standard agps network devices: Aspects of a method and system for customized full ephemeris compatible with standard AGPS network devices allows a GPS enabled handset to receive real-time full ephemeris from an AGPS server for calculating a position fix. The real-time full ephemeris may be generated at the AGPS server in response to one... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100090893 - User based positioning aiding network by mobile gps station/receiver: A navigation system with a capability of receiving positioning aiding signals from other users is disclosed. The first aspect is to serve both roles of mobile GPS receiver and mobile GPS station by receiving signals from positioning reference sources and transmitting out the estimated position. The second aspect is to... Agent: Muramatsu & Associates

20100090894 - Method and system for processing positioning signals based on predetermined message data segment: A method and system for determining a geolocation of an object includes collecting a positioning signal including a predetermined message data segment. A time of arrival of the predetermined message data segment may be determined in the positioning signal. Information based on the time of arrival may be provided for... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20100090895 - Assisted satellite signal based positioning: For assisting a satellite based positioning, parameters are received for at least one satellite. Redundant information is removed from these parameters at large. Parameters with reduced redundancy are then provided as assistance data for the satellite signal based positioning. Such parameters with reduced redundancy can be received on the other... Agent: Nokia, Inc.

20100090896 - Distributed orbit modeling and propagation method for a predicted and real-time assisted gps system: A distributed orbit and propagation method for use in a predicted GPS or GNSS system, which includes a predicted GPS server (PGPS Server), a source of high accuracy orbit predictions (Orbit Server), a global reference network (GRN Server) providing real-time GPS or GNSS assistance data to the PGPS Server, a... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100090897 - Radar apparatus and method for forming reception beam of the same: When an excitation signal is generated from an exciter due to an activation signal generated from a radar control device and is distributed to supply to each antenna sub-module, a combination reception signal is transmitted to a receiver from each antenna sub-module. The receiver takes in the combination reception signal... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100090898 - Element independent routerless beamforming: Described herein are systems and methods that eliminate the need for costly and complex switching networks for routing channelized data between antenna elements and beamformers. In one aspect, a beamforming system comprises a beamformer for each antenna element of an antenna array, in which the beamformers for the different antenna... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100090899 - Method and system for positioning object with adaptive resolution: The present invention provides a method and system for positioning an object with adaptive resolution. The method comprises: dividing a space to be detected into Hot Area and General Area; arranging, according to the positions of Hot Area and General Area, high-resolution positioning signal (US) transceivers and low-resolution positioning signal... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100090900 - Signal wave arrival angle measuring device: A signal wave arrival angle measuring device includes: an observation data vector generation section generating an observation data vector necessary for an angle measurement of a signal wave from an electrical signal having been converted at a sensor group converting the signal wave of an observation target to the electrical... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100090901 - Wireless position location and tracking system: Techniques for accurate position location and tracking suitable for a wide range of facilities in variable environments are disclosed. In one aspect, a system for position location comprises a plurality of sensors (e.g. a network monitor, an environment sensor) for generating measurements of a plurality of sources, a plurality of... Agent: Clause Eight Intell. Prop. Service

04/08/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20100085233 - Radar system for detecting the surroundings with compensation of interfering signals: P

20100085234 - Mine detection: An integrated mine detection system includes a ground penetrating metal detector and a ground penetrating radar detector. The integrated mine detection system includes an integrated search device housing a radio-wave transmitter of the radar detector and a coil of the metal detector. The radio-wave transmitter includes an antenna. The integrated... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100085235 - Radar system for obstacle avoidance: A radar system comprises a transmitter antenna configured to transmit a radio frequency (RF) signal, a first receiver antenna, and a second receiver antenna. Each of the first and second receiver antennas are configured to receive a reflection of the RF signal, wherein the first and second receiver antennas are... Agent: Honeywell/fogg Patent Services

20100085236 - Transponder-based beacon transmitter for see and avoid of unmanned aerial vehicles: A transponder-based beacon transmitter system in an unmanned aerial vehicle is provided. The transponder-based beacon transmitter system comprises a global positioning system interface communicatively coupled to receive position information indicative of a current location of the unmanned aerial vehicle, a message formatter communicatively coupled to the global positioning system interface,... Agent: Honeywell/fogg Patent Services

20100085237 - Device and method for locating a mobile approaching a surface reflecting electromagnetic waves: Device and a method for locating a mobile object approaching a surface reflecting electromagnetic waves. The location device includes an emission antenna and a reception antenna. The emission antenna has one or more emission positions emitting a detection signal toward the mobile object. The reception antenna has at least one... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100085238 - Driver assistance system and method for checking the plausibility of objects: In a method for checking the plausibility of objects in driver assistance systems for motor vehicles is described, two measured variables are derived from position data from two object position-finding systems of the vehicle that operate independently of one another, for an object located by the two position-finding systems, one... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100085239 - Device and method for detecting a target using a high speed sampling device: Devices and methods for detecting a target using a logic circuit for increasing the accuracy and speed at which targets can be detected in security and surveillance applications. A commercially available field programmable gate array may be used as the logic device. In one embodiment, the Multigigabit Transfer port (MGT)... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100085240 - Radar apparatus: When super-resolution angle measuring processing is performed, due to intrusion of unnecessary other signals, an erroneous azimuth angle may be obtained. In a radar apparatus that measures an azimuth angle by use of a calculation device (13) that performs super-resolution angle measuring processing in which relative speeds and relative distances... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100085241 - System and method for obstacle detection and warning: A obstacle detection system comprises a transmission antenna operable to radiate a radio frequency (RF) signal and a transmitter operable to control transmission of the RF signal from the antenna. The obstacle detection system also comprises a receiver antenna operable to receive a reflection of the RF signal; and processing... Agent: Honeywell/fogg Patent Services

20100085242 - Method of sensor network localization through reconstruction of radiation pattern: Disclosed herein is a method of sensor network localization through reconstruction of a radiation pattern with a characteristic value of an antenna depending on orientation thereof. The method can minimize errors using an antenna characteristic value and a signal strength depending on the orientation. In addition, the method can minimize... Agent: LexyoumeIPGroup, LLC

20100085243 - Method for the multipath passive radar processing of an fm opportunity signal: The present invention relates to the field of passive radars, and more particularly the field of the processing of the signals utilized by such radars. The signal processing method received according to one or more embodiments of the invention performs coherent processing, in order to purge spurious signals from the... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100085244 - Radar device and radar device component: A radar device includes an antenna for acquiring data, an image memory including pixel data groups each arranged in a rectangular coordinate system, for converting the acquired data in a polar coordinate system into pixel data in the rectangular coordinate system and storing the pixel data, a data write module... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100085245 - Apparatus and method for scalable phased array radar data distribution and beamforming: A radar array antenna comprising: a plurality of analog to digital (A/D) converters for converting analog signals from the array to digital signals, the signals supplying input to one or more optical modulators having controllable wavelengths, each optical modulator connected to a corresponding multiplexer, the multiplexer providing outputs to a... Agent: HowardIPLaw Group

20100085246 - Transceiver module for satellite antenna: A transceiver module for a satellite antenna comprises a base and a cover. The base includes a transducer extending between a first end plate and a second end plate in a first direction, a first filter portion including a number or first grooves extending in the first direction and arranged... Agent: Juan Carlos A. Marquez C/o Stites & Harbison PLLC

20100085247 - Providing ephemeris data and clock corrections to a satellite navigation system receiver: A device can access scaled values and scaling factors, which are used to convert the scaled values into coefficients and residuals. The coefficients and residuals can in turn be used with time-dependent functions to reconstruct predicted ephemeris data, including clock correction data, for satellite navigation system satellites. Ephemeris data that... Agent: Atheros Communications C/o Murabitio, Hao & Barnes LLP

20100085248 - Method of compactly communicating ionospheric and tropospheric corrections in a network of global navigation system satellite receivers: A method of communicating corrections for information related to satellite signals among global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receivers is described. An ionosphere correction for ionosphere signal path delay is determined for a first satellite. This ionosphere correction is then compared to an ionosphere correction for ionosphere signal path delay for... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100085249 - Compact transmission of gps information using compressed measurement record format: A format for providing messages among GNSS apparatus includes providing a message identification block and a message body. The message identification block includes information specifying a message length and a message type block specifying a message type. Rather than sending all data from one apparatus to another, ambiguous observation data... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100085250 - Method for processing combined navigation signals: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to a system and method for processing multiple navigation signal components received from multiple global navigation satellite systems (GNSS′). In a particular implementation, a code phase in a first navigation signal component may be detected based, at least in part, on information in a... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100085252 - Method for processing radionavigation signals: The satellites of a constellation of satellites each transmit, on distinct frequencies, a first and a second radionavigation signal, respectively. Each station of a reference network from which a satellite is visible performs non-differentiated measurements of code and phase for each of the two signals originating from the satellite and... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100085251 - Positioning receiver: A positioning receiver in which the circuit configuration of the receiving system corresponding to a plurality of positioning systems can be simplified and the current consumption and circuit size of which can be reduced. A positioning receiver (100) comprises first low-pass filters (111, 121) which limit outputs of a first... Agent: Christensen O'connor Johnson Kindness PLLC

20100085253 - Continuous tracking counter for enabling cycle-slip free messages in a network of global navigation system satellite receivers: A method of communicating satellite tracking information among a network of global navigation satellite system receivers is described. The method includes determining at a first GNSS receiver which satellites in a constellation of satellites have been continuously tracked over a preceding selected time period, and for each such satellite determining... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100085256 - Ka/ku antenna alignment: A method, apparatus and system for aligning an antenna reflector with satellites in a satellite configuration. A system in accordance with the present invention comprises an alignment mechanism, coupled to the reflector, wherein the alignment mechanism comprises adjustments in azimuth, elevation, and skew, wherein the alignment mechanism is used to... Agent: The Directv Group, Inc. Patent Docket Administration

20100085255 - Mobile terminal: A mobile communication terminal includes a terminal body portion, a display portion mounted on the terminal body portion to be rotatable to a first display position and a second display position while being substantially parallel to a surface of the terminal body portion and a single satellite radio receiving antenna... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100085254 - Systems and methods for communication to a gimbal mounted device: A system and method wirelessly communicates signals between a device on a gimbal and a stationary transceiver. An exemplary system has a gimbal with a moveable portion, a device affixed to the moveable portion, a gimbal transceiver coupled to the moveable portion, and a stationary transceiver, wherein the gimbal transceiver... Agent: Honeywell/blg Patent Services

20100085257 - System and methods for direction finding using a handheld device: A system for indicating the relative direction of a target object or location as determined from the current position of a wireless communication device. The system employs Direction of Arrival determination using an antenna array for indicating the direction of a target device and includes facilities to activate a location-indicating... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing

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20100079328 - Methods and apparatus for detection/classification of radar targets including birds and other hazards: Methods and apparatus for processing data from a low beam channel, a high beam channel and a weather channel to perform an altitude estimation based upon a target amplitude ratio between the low beam channel and the high beam channel and target range, and for performing target detection based upon... Agent: Raytheon Company C/o Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP

20100079329 - Systems and methods for providing an advanced atc data link: Embodiments of the present invention disclose systems and methods for providing an avionics overlay data link. Through embodiments of the present invention, existing ATC (or other) modulated signals using existing frequencies (or other frequencies) may be utilized to transmit (e.g., from an aircraft transponder) additional information in a manner that... Agent: Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20100079330 - Networked waveform system: Certain embodiments provide a network waveform system that can include multiple radars disposed at different geographical positions within an environment. The multiple radars may be configured to transmit a network waveform. The network waveform may include multiple radar waveforms. Each radar waveform of the multiple waveforms may be transmitted by... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100079331 - Method for processing a radar echo signal: A method to process a radar echo signal is described. The method determines the value of at least one target motion parameter by selecting from a plurality of possible test values (VR1, . . . , VRN) one value (VR) which maximizes a functional defined over the radar echo signal.... Agent: Steinfl & Bruno

20100079332 - Enhanced database information for urban navigation: Methods and apparatus are provided for estimating position location of a mobile device.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100079334 - Low-complexity tightly-coupled integration filter for sensor-assisted gnss receiver: Embodiments of the invention provide a blending filter based on extended Kalman filter (EKF), which optimally integrates the IMU navigation data with all other satellite measurements tightly-coupled integration filter. This blending filter can be easily implemented with minor modification to the position engine of stand-alone GNSS receiver. Provided is a... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100079333 - Method and system for location-dependent time-specific correction data: A method and system for delivery of location-dependent time-specific corrections. In one embodiment, a first extended-lifetime correction for a first region is generated. A distribution timetable is used to determine a first time interval for transmitting the first extended-lifetime correction to the first region. The first extended-lifetime correction is then... Agent: Trimble Navigation Limited C/o Wagner Blecher

20100079335 - Present position locating method: An evaluation point E of a present position candidate corresponding to each satellite set is calculated based on an a priori residual (APR) (APR value), a PDOP value, and the number of satellites of the target satellite set according to E=k1·f1(APR)+k2·f2(PDOP)+k3·f3(number of satellites). Evaluation coefficients k1 to k3 for respectively... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20100079336 - Comparing spatial-temporal trails in location analytics: Systems and computer implemented methods are provided for comparing, associating and deriving associations between two or more spatial temporal data trails. One or more spatial-temporal data trails comprising one or more places are received at a processor. Each place is identified by a spatial temporal data point. And each spatial-temporal... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100079337 - Portable electronic device, and system and method for tracking positions of the same: A system and method is provided to track positions of a portable electronic device. Different communication modules capable of retrieving position signals are enabled selectively according to the status/type of position signals of the portable electronic device. All of the different communication modules are enabled when the portable electronic device... Agent: Apex Juris, PLLC

20100079338 - Promotion using geopositioning technology: Promotional items can be geocached at desired locations as part of a geocaching promotion in which geocachers attempt to locate the promotional items using clues, solving puzzles, or otherwise obtaining GPS coordinates and other information used to determine the geolocation of the geocached promotional items. Some or all of the... Agent: Edward J. Marshall, Attorney At Law (for Clear Channel Communications, Inc)

20100079339 - Method and apparatus for fast tracking position by using global positioning system: A fast position tracking method and apparatus, the fast position tracking method including the operations of receiving a satellite signal from a plurality of satellites; demodulating satellite data received from a predetermined satellite from among the plurality of satellites by using a pseudo random noise code and a carrier which... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100079340 - Method and device method for detecting frequency jumps of a navigation satellite's master clock: A method for detecting frequency jumps of a navigation satellite's master clock, comprising the steps of i) monitoring the master clock signal that is generated by a master clock onboard of the satellite for a frequency jump, and ii) signaling a detected frequency jump of the master clock signal,... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100079341 - Antenna array: The present application relates to an antenna array that comprises a plurality of antenna elements and a plurality of amplifiers feeding the plurality of antenna elements. A first group of the plurality of antenna elements is arranged in a first column and a second group of the antenna elements is... Agent: Dann, Dorfman, Herrell & Skillman

20100079342 - Multilateration enhancements for noise and operations management: Multilateration techniques are used to provide accurate aircraft tracking data for aircraft on the ground and in the vicinity of an airport. From this data, aircraft noise and operations management may be enhanced. Aircraft noise may be calculated virtually using track data in real-time and provided to a user to... Agent: Robert Platt Bell Registered Patent Attorney

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