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05/27/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20100127915 - Method and apparatus for radar signal processing: A radar apparatus and method for determining the range to and velocity of at least one object comprising, transmitting a plurality of RF signals, each comprising a particular frequency and being transmitted during a particular unique finite period, the plurality of signals collectively comprising at least one first subset of... Agent: Sally J. Brown Autolive Asp, Inc

20100127916 - Shape measurement instrument and shape measurement method: A shape measurement instrument includes a plurality of transmitters 1 to 4 which radiate signals having different waveforms or phases, receivers 31 to 34 which receive signals reflected from an object O, correlation units 41 to 44 which obtain correlation waveforms between waveforms of the signals received by the receivers... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100127917 - Simulating measurement apparatus and method: The invention discloses a simulating measurement apparatus. The simulating measurement apparatus comprises a storing module, a controlling module, and a simulating module. The storing module is used for storing simulating parameter information. The simulating parameter information comprises at least one emitting simulating parameter, at least one receiving simulating parameter, and... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia Patent Office Of Bang Shia

20100127918 - Generation of multi-satellite gps signals in software: A method for testing GPS receivers may read GPS files with data for a plurality of GPS satellites, and two or more GPS satellites may be selected from that data. The method may receive parameters for a GPS receiver to be tested. The method may generate two or more GPS... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20100127919 - Geo-fence with minimal false alarms: A method and apparatus is disclosed for a wireless device locator system and determining whether a device has entered or exited a two dimensional geographic zone area and alerting the device user when the device has entered or exited the zone. The method and apparatus may further minimize the probability... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20100127921 - Granularity control in publishing information: A system and method for sharing user information between online services may determine a degree of relationship between the services to determine how much, and what precision level, of user information should be shared. In one example, the user information may be global positioning system (GPS) location information for the... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20100127920 - System and method for determining falsified geographic location of a mobile device: A system and method for determining whether an estimated location of a wireless device includes one or more forged satellite measurements. An estimated location of the wireless device may be determined from signals received from a first set of satellites, and a set of residuals obtained as a function of... Agent: Mark C. Comtois Duane Morris LLP

20100127924 - Accessing navigation information via a global positioning group support server: A client device transmits a GNSS address to gain navigation information such as map data from a global positioning group support server. The global positioning group support server may provide navigation information of global positioning groups in the vicinity of the client device based on the received GNSS address. The... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100127926 - Electronic device and power conservation method thereof: An electronic device and method for conserving power of a global position system (GPS) include setting a time interval to acquire movement parameters of the electronic device, and activating the GPS and a three-axis accelerometer to acquire the movement parameters of the electronic device. The electronic device and method further... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100127925 - Reconfigurable satellite positioning system receivers: Methods and apparatus are provided for operatively enabling at least a first receiver path to receive a first signal associated with a first satellite positioning system (SPS), operatively enabling at least a second receiver path to receive a signal associated with at least one other SPS, and subsequently operatively enabling... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100127923 - System and method for determining falsified satellite measurements: A system and method for determining whether a wireless device has transmitted one or more forged satellite measurements. An estimated location of a wireless device may be determined as a function of signals from a cellular network. For each one of a first set of satellites from which the wireless... Agent: Mark C. Comtois

20100127922 - System for sharing video captured at jobsite: A jobsite inspection system may include an inspection device configured to capture visual media of a viewing area and store the visual media as a media file; a global positioning system adapted to determine a geographic location of the inspection device and embed a location tag into the media file,... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100127927 - Method and device for identifying, locating and positioning objects in a non-equipped area: The invention relates to a system for identifying, locating and positioning an object inside a given and unequipped zone, wherein the system comprises a radiofrequency module to receive identification of an object to be positioned in a predetermined location, one or more antennas to receive signals that originate from the... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100127929 - Position calculating method and position calculating device: A position calculating method includes: determining whether satellite orbit data of a positioning satellite having a first effective term and long-term prediction orbit data having a second effective term longer than the first effective term and predicting a satellite orbit of the positioning satellite are retained or not; and calculating... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20100127928 - System and method for server side detection of falsified satellite measurements: A system and method for determining whether a wireless device has transmitted one or more forged satellite measurements. An estimated location of the wireless device may be determined as a function of information from a cellular network. Acquisition assistance data may be determined for a first set of satellites as... Agent: Mark C. Comtois Duane Morris LLP

20100127930 - Burst optimized tracking algorithm: A system and method for providing a spectrally compact modulation of a tracking signal for directional beam scanning systems is presented. The system and method scans a tracking signal to produce a modulation of the tracking signal. When an impairment is anticipated, the system and method modifies the scan path... Agent: Thompson Hine LLP

20100127931 - System and method for enabling coordinated beam switching and scheduling: A system and method for enabling coordinated beam switching scheduling and switching is provided. A method for controller operation includes selecting beams for transmission in a beam cycle pattern, transmitting the selected beams in the beam cycle pattern, scheduling a subset of the plurality of communications nodes based on received... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.

20100127932 - Method of calibrating an active antenna and active antenna: A method of calibrating an active antenna and an active antenna is disclosed, wherein the active antenna is designed to be used in a base transceiver station for mobile communication. Firstly, at least one receiver of the active antenna is correlated to a calibration signal. Secondly, a received phase pattern... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100127933 - Algorithm of collecting and constructing training location data in a positioning system and the positioning method therefor: An algorithm of collecting and constructing training location data is provided as it is applied to a test space of a plurality of beacons and training locations. The signal patterns of beacons adjacent to each training location are detected. The signal pattern is converted into a signal vector and each... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100127934 - Positioning system, communication signal receiver for positioning system, and position calculation method: A positioning system is provided which is capable of calculating the position of a target object even though it does not detect some synchronous signal necessary for position calculation. A communication signal receiver which provides information used in the position calculation is also provided. The positioning system includes a plurality... Agent: Jae Y. Park

20100127935 - Indoor localization system and method: An indoor localization method is implemented using an indoor localization system that includes beacons deployed in an indoor space and transmitting localization signals, and a radio badge for receiving the localization signals. The indoor localization method includes forming signal vectors from the localization signals received by the radio badge at... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

  
05/20/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20100123614 - Energy storage unit for a radar level gauge system: A radar level gauge system comprising power management circuitry for regulating operating power to be used by a microwave unit and a processing circuitry of the radar level gauge system. The power management circuitry comprises a DC-DC converter having an input terminal connected to the interface, an output terminal connected... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20100123615 - Potential separation for filling level radar: For safety reasons the potential of an electrical supply line of a radar sensor should be separate from the potential of the filling level container. An arrangement for potential separation for a filling level radar is provided, which arrangement comprises a separation element for insulating the waveguide from the antenna.... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20100123616 - Radar device: A radar device including: a reception antenna that receives radio waves, includes at least three antennas and is arranged so that the phase center points thereof form an isosceles triangle; an arrival direction detection unit that detects an arrival direction of the radio waves by a phase monopulse method; and... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100123617 - Method and system for monopulse radar target angle determination: A method for determining target angles based on data received from a monopulse radar array antenna includes receiving from a beamformer that generates beams from signals generated by the monopulse radar antenna signals having data indicative of a sum beam, an azimuth difference beam, an elevation difference beam, and a... Agent: HowardIPLaw Group

20100123618 - Closed loop phase control between distant points: Methods for compensating for phase shifts of a communication signal. The methods involve determining a first reference signal (Vref-1) at a first location along a transmission path and a second reference signal (Vref-2) at a second location along the transmission path. Vref-2 is the same as Vref-1. At the first... Agent: Harris Corporation C/o Darby & Darby PC

20100123619 - Antenna device and radar apparatus: An antenna device includes subarray antennas including antenna elements and feeding interfaces. Each feeding interface is connected to each of subarray antennas. The subarray antennas are arranged parallel to each other with an interval on a plane to be symmetrical about a central axis. The interval is less or equal... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100123620 - Ngso communication apparatus for extending operation time and reducing number of satellites using atc, and atc and operating method thereof: Disclosed are a non geostationary satellite orbit (NGSO) communication apparatus that extends an operation time using an ancillary territory component (ATC) and reduces a number of satellites, and an ATC and an operating method thereof. The NGSO communication apparatus for extending an operation time using an ATC and reducing a... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100123621 - Active interference suppression in a satellite communication system: The invention relates to active interference suppression in a satellite communication system, particularly but not exclusively to an apparatus and method for using active interference suppression in order to suppress co-channel interference between user signals in the communication system. The communication system includes a receive or transmit antenna having a... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100123622 - System and method for determining the location of a mobile device: A system and method for determining the location of a mobile device. A first set of signals from a plurality of radio frequency (“RF”) sources may be received at a mobile device and then downconverted into a second set of signals. The mobile device may then time stamp the second... Agent: Duane Morris LLP

20100123623 - Method for adjusting a measurement cycle in a satellite positioning system signal receiver: A method for adjusting a measurement cycle in a satellite signal receiver is described. The method includes adjusting a measurement cycle in a satellite signal receiver by computing a position state comprising at least one of a velocity and a heading of the satellite signal receiver, detecting a change in... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100123624 - Systems and methods for determining element phase center locations for an array of antenna elements: A method for operating a communications system is provided. The method includes receiving a plurality of signals at a plurality of antenna elements, the plurality of signals arriving at the array of antenna elements at a plurality of angles of arrival (AOAs) with respect to a reference location. The method... Agent: Harris Corporation C/o Darby & Darby PC

20100123625 - Compensation of beamforming errors in a communications system having widely spaced antenna elements: Systems and methods for operating a communications system. The methods involve computing one or more complex weights to be applied to transmit signals and receive signals by beamformers. The complex weights are based at least on configuration data for the communications system. The methods also involve applying a first plurality... Agent: Harris Corporation C/o Darby & Darby PC

20100123626 - Mobile station position locating method, position locating base-station selecting method and mobile station position locating system: A mobile station position locating system is provided in which having a provisional position locating section sets base station set and locate a position of a mobile station as a provisional position locating result using the base station set. A provisional position locating result-group extracting section extracts a provisional position... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20100123627 - Apparatus and method for determining signal quality in a geolocation system: In a geolocation system for determining a geolocation of a target emitter, a method for determining the geolocation. The method comprises receiving a signal transmitted from the target emitter at each one of a plurality of sensors; determining whether signals received at n sensors, from among the plurality of sensors,... Agent: Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire, P. A.

  
05/13/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20100117884 - Method for performing consistency checks for multiple signals received from a transmitter: 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, an energy detection in a first navigation signal component is classified based, at least in part, on information in a second... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100117885 - Electromagnetic scanning imager: In one aspect, the present invention provides an imager, preferably portable, that includes a source of electromagnetic radiation capable of generating radiation with one or more frequencies in a range of about 1 GHz to about 2000 GHz. An optical system that is optically coupled to the source focuses radiation... Agent: Michael, Best & Friedrich LLP

20100117892 - Method for radar monitoring of wake turbulence:

20100117886 - Distributed and cable reduced tcas: A direction finding antenna system for determining the relative bearing of a second aircraft from a first aircraft in conjunction with Distance Measuring Equipment (DME). The system includes a first antenna and a second antenna located on a top surface of the first aircraft, spaced apart along a first axis,... Agent: Honeywell/blg Patent Services

20100117887 - Multi-use bearing and range line: A method (400), a system and a computer program product are disclosed for graphically displaying air traffic control information in an air traffic control system. Information about objects in an air traffic control environment is compiled and calculated (410). Tokens (e.g., text, icons, images, or other symbols) corresponding to the... Agent: Wood, Phillips, Katz, Clark & Mortimer

20100117888 - Method and apparatus for defending against airborne ammunition: A method and apparatus for defending against airborne assault ammunition. The assault ammunition is located with at least one position-locating device. The flight path of the assault ammunition is iteratively calculated using the determined ballistic coefficient of the assault ammunition. A firing control solution is determined for firing a fragmentation-type... Agent: Robert W. Becker & Associates

20100117889 - System and method for detecting performance of a sensor field at all points within a geographic area of regard: A method for determining a path of travel of an intruder traversing an area of regard (AOR) to a predefined point, where the path of travel has a minimum probability of detection relative to other potential paths of travel of the intruder. The method may comprise: providing three dimensional terrain... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, PLC

20100117890 - Antenna reciprocity calibration: A method and a system for calibrating at least one antenna (1,1-1,3. 1,j). At least a first antenna (1,4) within a first antenna array (102) can be selected as a primary reference antenna. At least one antenna (4,3) that is not within the first antenna array can be selected as... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20100117891 - Microwave/millimeter wave sensor apparatus: A microwave/millimeter wave sensor apparatus including a planar radiation type oscillator substrate having an inner-layer GND interposed between a front surface side dielectric substrate and a rear surface side dielectric substrate and a pair of conductor patches in an axis-symmetric manner on the side of the front surface layer. A... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100117893 - Reflector antenna for the reception and transmission of signals from and to satellites: A reflector antenna, in particular for the reception and/or transmission of signals from and/or to satellites. The reflector antenna according to the invention comprises a reflector arrangement for focusing antenna radiation in a focal plane together with an antenna array arranged in the focal plane, or in the vicinity of... Agent: Jansson Shupe & Munger Ltd.

20100117894 - Gps-based measurement of roll rate and roll angle of spinning platforms: A system and method for determining the roll rate and roll angle of a spinning platform, using the measured phase differences between the GPS satellite signals received on two or more antennas. The measured phase differences and the navigation solution from a GPS receiver are processed in a Kalman filter... Agent: Kaplesh Kumar Mayflower Communications Company, Inc.,

20100117895 - Position calculating method and position calculating device: A position calculating method includes: calculating a position of a mobile body based on a positioning signal from a positioning satellite; determining the moving condition of the mobile body based on a detection result of a sensor unit including at least one of an acceleration sensor, an angular speed sensor,... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20100117896 - Global satellite positioning system gunfire detection system: A GPS gunfire detection system, which includes a plurality of detectors, each of which is provided with several microphones, disposed on an object, and a GPS tracker is located close to the object. The detectors detect circumstances regarding the object being hit by bullets and collect gunshot sounds, the detected... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100117898 - Determining positioning of wireless terminal in telecommunications network: In one of its aspects the technology concerns a method of determining a position of a wireless terminal in a radio access network using information of the travel time of radio waves between a base station and the wireless terminal, the travel time information being retrieved in a way consistent... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100117897 - Method for position determination with measurement stitching: A mobile communications device uses a method for determining position that involves a positioning filter, such as a Kalman filter, which is initialized with measurements from reference stations such as satellite vehicles and/or base stations which may be acquired during different epochs. Accordingly, the positioning filter may be used for... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100117899 - Method to secure gnss based locations in a device having gnss receiver: A method to detect at a GNSS receiver whether the received GNSS signals and navigation messages are the product of an attack. If there is evidence, as provided by the method described here, that the received signals and messages originate from adversarial devices, then receiver equipped with an instantiation of... Agent: Patent Group, Dla Piper US LLP

20100117900 - Method and system for maintaining a gnss receiver in a hot-start state: Aspects of a method and system for maintaining a GNSS receiver in a hot-start state are provided. A GNSS receiver in a standby mode may transition from a sleep state to a wakeup state to acquire ephemeris from, for example, GPS signals, GALILEO signals, and/or GLONASS signals. The acquired ephemeris... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100117901 - Position calculating method and position calculating device: A position calculating method includes: determining a positioning satellite used for position calculation on the basis of at least reliability of satellite orbits in a prediction target period corresponding to a position calculation point, the reliability of satellite orbits being set in long-term predicted orbit data in which satellite orbits... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20100117902 - Slot antenna and rfid method: The invention relates to a slot antenna, more particularly to a transmitting antenna for RFID, comprising an antenna contour board having a plurality of antenna slots and at least one control circuit for enabling the antenna contour board to transmit and/or receive electromagnetic radiation. The slot antenna is characterized in... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20100117903 - Iterative antenna beam forming systems/methods: Methods of operating a transceiver including an antenna having a plurality of antenna feed elements are presented. The methods include defining a plurality of antenna gain constraint values gk associated with K geographic constraint points within a geographic region, iteratively generating M antenna feed element weights wM that result in... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20100117904 - Multi-antenna signal receiving device processing multi-path interference: Described herein is a multi-antenna signal receiving device that includes a plurality of reception antennas that is capable of maximizing a diversity gain while eliminating a multi-path interference (MPI). The device receives a first received signal of a first antenna that includes components corresponding to a plurality of first paths... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC

20100117905 - Method and system for isolating and reducing grating lobe interference: This invention relates to the use of a sufficiently-sampled auxiliary array in combination with one or more under-sampled sub-arrays. The sufficiently-sampled auxiliary array is used to create a signal-free reference (SFR) beam that contains grating lobe interference. The SFR may be used to cancel the interfering grating lobe in an... Agent: HowardIPLaw Group

20100117906 - Systems, apparatus, and methods for providing and detecting information regarding a person, location, or object: An apparatus for providing and detecting information regarding a person, location, or object includes a power supply, a helicoil dipole antenna, a transmitter, a receiver configured to receive signals from remote transmitters at a designated frequency, a computer processor, and a memory device configured to store an identifier associated with... Agent: Koestner Bertani LLP

  
05/06/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20100109932 - Termination of edges of a parabolic reflector in a compact range: Embodiments include an anechoic chamber lined with absorber to absorb electromagnetic energy incident upon the absorber and reflector edge interfaces. The chamber comprises a reflector to reflect waves from a source to form a substantially plane wave field in a test zone within the chamber. In some embodiments, the outer... Agent: Patrick Stellitano

20100109933 - Underwater remote sensing: An underwater remote sensing system comprising a transmitter for transmitting an electromagnetic signal, a receiver for receiving an electromagnetic signal reflected from an object and determining means for determining the location of the object, wherein at least one of the transmitter and receiver is underwater. The determining means may be... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Attn: Patent Administrator

20100109942 - Method for processing measured vertical profiles of the power of the echoes returned following a transmission of radar signals: The method processes measured vertical profiles of the power of the echoes returned following a transmission of radar signals, each measured vertical profile being a function of the sweep angle of the radar beam and associated with a given pointing angle/distance box pair of the radar beam. The method generates... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100109934 - Doppler radar motion detector for an outdoor light fixture: A motion detector system includes the ability to detect motion through the use of a Doppler radar sensor or a combination of PIR sensors and a Doppler radar sensor. The system includes an outdoor light fixture having one or more lamps and a housing coupled to the outdoor light fixture.... Agent: King & Spalding, LLP

20100109935 - Method for processing signals of an airborne radar with correction of the error in the radar beam pointing angle and corresponding device: A method for processing signals of an airborne radar includes a correction of the erroneous angle of pointing of the radar beam, comprising an evaluation of the error in the pointing angle for a constant height of the aerial transporter. For a given angle of scan, the method carrys out... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100109936 - Aircraft anti-collision system and method: A system and method for avoiding aircraft collisions wherein a ground based monitoring station serves as one port of a wireless LAN operating according to a wireless communications protocol compatible with the IEEE 802.16e standard and derivatives thereof. A mobile unit associated produces respective position-dependent signals of an authorized object... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20100109937 - Object detection apparatus: An object detection apparatus including: an electromagnetic wave radiating-receiver radiating an electromagnetic wave and receiving a reflection wave of the radiated electromagnetic wave; a reflection point identifying mechanism identifying, based on data regarding the reflection wave received by the electromagnetic wave radiating-receiver, a reflection point on a detection target object... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100109938 - Adaptive radar: A method of classifying items from reflected signals returned from said items is disclosed, the method comprising: processing said return signals to discriminate between a first set of signals indicative of items of interest and a further set of signals indicative of clutter; identifying items from said first set of... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100109939 - Radar device: In a radar device including a transmitting unit for transmitting a transmission signal having plural modulation sections, a receiving unit for receiving a reflection signal obtained through reflection of the transmission signal from a target by an array antenna having plural channels, a mixing unit for mixing the transmission signal... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100109940 - Simulating a radar signal reflected from a moving target: A device (100) adapted to simulate a radar signal reflected from a moving target including a receiver (120) for receiving a radar signal and a device (108, 114A, 114B, 116A, 116B, 118) for modulating the radar signal with a Doppler frequency to produce a modulated signal simulating the radar signal... Agent: King & Schickli, PLLC

20100109941 - Method for estimating a radar cross-section: A method for estimating a radar cross-section (RES) of a given object by using a diffraction model of this object. With the model, it is possible to determine a basis adapted to said object on which is projected a vector of measurement. With the projected vector, it is possible to... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100109944 - Gnss-based tracking of fixed or slow-moving structures: A multi-antenna GNSS system and method provide earth-referenced GNSS heading and position solutions. The system and method compensate for partial blocking of the antennas by using a known attitude or orientation of the structure, which can be determined by an orientation device or with GNSS measurements. Multiple receiver units can... Agent: Law Office Of Mark Brown, LLC

20100109945 - Loosely-coupled integration of global navigation satellite system and inertial navigation system: speed scale-factor and heading bias calibration: 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

20100109946 - Mobile based advisory system and a method thereof: A system and method for mobile based advising is provided. The system and method involve the user with his mobile terminal formulating a query based on his own input and external sensor input and then sending the query to a remote server, which sends it to an expert group who... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20100109943 - Position locating method and system using secure user plane location: A position locating method and system for locating a position of a mobile terminal using Secure User Plane Location (SUPL) are provided. A position locating method using Secure User Plane Location (SUPL) according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention preferably includes receiving, at a target SUPL Enabled Terminal... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20100109947 - System and method for positioning a gps device: A system and a method for determining the correct position for a GPS device from a predefined set of alternatives are provided. Based on the known positions of the visible GPS satellites and of the predefined alternative locations, the system determines theoretical distances between each satellite and each location and/or... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20100109948 - Methods and apparatuses for gps coordinates extrapolation when gps signals are not available: Systems and methods for extrapolating GPS coordinates beyond line of sight are disclosed. A coordinate extrapolation system (CES) can include a memory, a processor, and a GPS receiver. The CES can receive GPS signals and determine GPS coordinates corresponding to a location. If GPS signals are unavailable, the CES models... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Pk Attn: Patent Docketing

20100109949 - Mobile terminal having a hybrid navigation system and method for determining a location thereof: A mobile terminal having a hybrid navigation system and a method for determining a location thereof. A satellite navigation system receiver receives satellite data from a satellite. An inertial navigation system measuring device measures inertial data of the mobile terminal. A computing device receives the satellite data from the satellite... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP

20100109950 - Tightly-coupled gnss/imu integration filter having speed scale-factor and heading bias calibration: Embodiments of the invention provide a tightly-coupled integration filter for inertial sensor-assisted GNSS (global navigation satellite system) receiver. The inertial measurement unit (IMU) contains inertial sensors such as accelerometer, magnetometer, and/or gyroscopes. Embodiments include blending filter based on extended Kalman filter (EKF), which optimally integrates the IMU navigation data with... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100109951 - Beam former using phase difference enhancement: Noise discrimination in signals from a plurality of sensors is conducted by enhancing the phase difference in the signals such that off-axis pick-up is suppressed while on-axis pick-up is enhanced. Alternatively, attenuation/expansion are applied to the signals in a phase difference dependent manner, consistent with suppression of off-axis pick-up and... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100109952 - Transformation of positioning reporting formats: The present invention relates to a method and arrangement for achieving transformations of received positioning information according to a first reporting format to positioning information according to a second format such as to allow a seamless transformation and handling of the positioning confidence values, i.e. the probability that the terminal... Agent: Ericsson Inc.

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