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Communications: directive radio wave systems and devices (e.g., radar, radio navigation) September class, title,number 09/10

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09/30/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100245150 - Artifical dielectric composites by a direct-write method: The present invention is generally directed to an artificial dielectric composite having an electrically non-conducting substrate, an electrically non-conducting pattern on the substrate, and an electrically conducting coating on the pattern. The substrate may be a textile such as paper. The electrically non-conducting pattern may comprise palladium. A direct-write device,... Agent: Naval Research Laboratory Associate Counsel (patents)

20100245151 - Wideband jammer detector: Techniques for detecting jammer signals in a received signal are described. In one aspect, high-speed current mirror resistive compensation circuits and output impedance boosting circuits are utilized to increase amplifier bandwidth in an improved wideband amplifier circuit. In another aspect, a dual transistor configuration including common source topology, averaging capacitors... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100245163 - Step frequency isar: A step frequency inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR) includes a transmitter configured to transmit a transmission pulse at a transmission frequency to a near earth object (NEO), the transmission frequency having a frequency range comprising a starting frequency, an ending frequency, and a step size; a receiver configured to receive... Agent: Nasa Goddard Space Flight Center

20100245165 - Systems and methods for assessing weather in proximity to an airborne aircraft: Dynamic weather model systems and methods are operable to assess weather in proximity to an airborne aircraft. An exemplary embodiment receives a radar return from the weather, determines reflectivity information from the received radar return, retrieves a weather model from a weather model data base, compares the weather with the... Agent: Honeywell/blg Patent Services

20100245164 - Systems and methods for collecting weather information using an airborne aircraft: Weather information recording systems and methods are operable to record information detected by airborne aircraft. An exemplary embodiment generates a trigger event corresponding to the presence of weather of interest, stores weather information collected by an aviation electronics system in a memory in response to generating the trigger event, and... Agent: Honeywell/blg Patent Services

20100245167 - Systems and methods for gaussian decomposition of weather radar data for communication: Exemplary methods and systems provide for processing weather data received from a weather radar system. An exemplary embodiment receives radar reflectivity data, decomposes the received radar reflectivity data into multiple adaptive Gaussian component functions, selects at least one parameter from the decomposed Gaussian component functions, generates the compressed weather radar... Agent: Honeywell/blg Patent Services

20100245166 - Turbulence prediction over extended ranges: Methods and systems for predicting turbulence. An exemplary system decomposes near-range reflectivity data into multiple adaptive, three-dimensional Gaussian component functions and decomposes turbulence data into multiple adaptive, three-dimensional Gaussian component functions. The multiple adaptive, three-dimensional Gaussian component functions may include parameters, such as center position, amplitude, and dimensional standard deviations... Agent: Honeywell/blg Patent Services

20100245152 - Dismount harmonic acceleration matched filtering for enhanced detection and discrimination: A process for detecting the harmonic motion characterizing a desired target. An exemplary method includes generating a radar image of the target utilizing a pulse doppler radar. A plurality of matched filter signals are generated in the receiver, each matched filter signal corresponding to a doppler profile of harmonic acceleration... Agent: Christie Parker & Hale LLP

20100245153 - Active transponder with very low electric power consumption in standby mode: The active transponder includes an input amplifier (26) arranged between an envelope detector (8) and a demodulation circuit (28). It further includes an activation unit (30) for the input amplifier and also for the demodulation circuit, which is formed by a frequency changer or mixer circuit (32), which decreases a... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC

20100245154 - Object detection: An object ranging system operates by transmitting alternating up and down frequency sweeps which have randomly distributed slopes as a result of random selection of local frequency peaks and valleys according to predetermined probability tables, and determining the beat frequency obtained when combining the transmitted signal with its reflection from... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100245155 - High-frequency transmission line connection structure, circuit board, high-frequency module, and radar apparatus: The invention relates to a high-frequency transmission line connection structure, a circuit board having the connection structure, a high-frequency module having the circuit board, and a radar apparatus. A first laminated waveguide sub-line part (21) includes a pair of main conductor layers that oppose each other in a thickness direction... Agent: Hogan Lovells US LLP

20100245156 - Distance measuring apparatus and distance measuring method: Distance measuring apparatus has a rough distance measuring circuit (18) using a time delay circuit and a precise distance measuring circuit (31) for measuring the orientation of the vector of a carrier wave to determine the distance, the sum of which is the final output. The rough distance measuring apparatus... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20100245157 - Generalized inner product method and apparatus for improved detection and discrimination: Method and apparatus for improving the detection and discrimination of slow moving or stationary range-Doppler spread objects on or in close proximity to the ground (or sea surface). Invention detects, discriminates and separates radar returns from interference including ground clutter discretes via a coherent process for separating target returns from... Agent: Air Force Research Laboratory Rij

20100245158 - Antenna calibration: Accordingly, the present invention provides a method of calibrating an antenna array comprising the steps of: (i) loading a set of correction coefficients for all or a portion of the antenna array; (ii) outputting a known test signal from all or a portion of the antenna array using said correction... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100245159 - Dismount step discrimination with temporal adaptive matched filtering of doppler spectral features: A process for detecting and discriminating a particular target, such as an ambulating human, amidst an environment crowded with other objects or humans having similar doppler profiles to the desired target. A method according to one embodiment includes generating an initial radar image corresponding to a received doppler profile of... Agent: Christie Parker & Hale LLP

20100245160 - Fmcw signal generation circuit: An FMCW signal generation circuit includes: an oscillator configured to oscillate in an oscillation frequency that is variable in accordance with a control signal being input thereto and output an FMCW signal having the oscillation frequency; a phase detector configured to detect a phase of the FMCW signal; a first... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP

20100245161 - Doppler radar systems: A frequency scanning radar system includes a controller for controlling a frequency generator and a signal processor arranged to determine a Doppler frequency associated with a target. The frequency generator generates three or more sets of signals, each set of signals having a different characteristic frequency and including signals transmitted... Agent: Bainwood Huang & Associates LLC

20100245162 - Agile beam pulse to pulse interleaved radar modes: A system and method for concurrently operating a plurality of agile beam radar modes by pulse-to-pulse interleaving groups of the radar modes. Radar modes are grouped, each radar mode being allocated a certain amount of time for operation and a suitable pulse repetition frequency to improve or optimize the duty... Agent: Christie Parker & Hale LLP

20100245168 - Methods of calculating the position of a gnss receiver from two-frequency and single-frequency pseudo-measurements: s

20100245170 - Gnss receiver: A GNSS receiver interfaceable to a host, in which the search functions in the acquisition phase are carried out by the host's resources. The receiver provides correlation samples to the host system by a dedicated high-speed interface, preferably a DMA interface.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100245169 - Three dimensional terrain mapping: Disclosed is a technique for generating a three dimensional terrain map of a geographic area. Mobile units are equipped with satellite receivers (e.g., GPS receivers) for generating location data. A map generator uses the location data to generate a three dimensional terrain map. In one embodiment, the mobile units have... Agent: Wolff & Samson PC Attn: Jeffrey M. Weinick

20100245171 - Method and apparatus for precise relative positioning in multiple vehicles: A system and method for determining the position and velocity of a plurality of vehicles relative to a host vehicle using GPS data. The method includes building a graph of the vehicles that define weighted baselines between each of the vehicles and the host vehicle and each of the vehicles... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20100245172 - Method of synchronising nodes of a network, and system and device therefor: A method of and a system for synchronising a plurality of spaced apart nodes of a network to a reference time of a control centre, the method comprising receiving measurement data from each of the plurality of nodes; ranking the plurality of nodes with respect to one another according to... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100245173 - Wireless sensor network system, information gathering apparatus, sensor device, and connection method for use in wireless sensor network: A wireless sensor network system includes a plurality of sensor devices each having a non-directional antenna, and an information gathering apparatus having an adaptive array antenna and gathering information detected by the plurality of sensor devices. Each sensor device includes a transmitter to transmit a transmission request for connecting to... Agent: Myers Wolin, LLC

20100245174 - Positioning device and program recording storage medium for positioning: A positioning device includes: a device body; a direction change detecting section that detects whether a traveling direction of the device body has been changed based on a detection of an azimuth with respect to reference axes preset in the device body; and an absolute position acquiring section that acquires... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center Fujitsu Management Services Of America, Inc.

09/23/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100238063 - Magnetic crystal for radio wave absorbing material and radio wave absorbent: Disclosed is a magnetic crystal for electromagnetic wave absorbing materials, having a structure of ε-MxFe2-xO3 with 0<x<1, which has the same space group as that of an ε-Fe2O3 crystal and which is derived from an ε-Fe2O3 crystal by substituting a part of the Fe site therein with M. In this,... Agent: Clark & Brody

20100238065 - Cellular augmented radar/laser detector: A radar/laser emission detector is augmented with a cellular communications capability to provide the capability to share emission detection information amongst drivers to give other drivers even more advanced warning. A network of a plurality of cellular augmented radar/laser emission detector devices may be formed, each having the capability to... Agent: Manelli Denison & Selter PLLC

20100238064 - Location based alert device with improved display: A GPS-enabled radar detector capable of storing a database of points of interest is provided. The radar detector comprises a display capable of indicating not only the presence of a point of interest, but also an indication of the direction between the unit and a specified point of interest. In... Agent: Hitchcock Evert LLP

20100238067 - Array antenna and radar apparatus: The array antenna includes a feed line, and a plurality of radiating element sections arranged at a predetermined arranging interval in a first direction, each of the radiating element sections including at least one radiating element fed a traveling wave through the feed line. The inter-element line length as a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100238066 - Method and system for generating a target alert: A method of generating a target alert includes combining one or more object detection range values, an object relative velocity value, and a host vehicle velocity value to identify an alert. A system for generating a target alert includes a detection processor to provide one or more detection range values,... Agent: Valeo Radar Systems, Inc. C/o Daly, Crowley, Mofford And Durkee, LLP

20100238068 - Radar device: A radar device, particularly for measuring a speed above ground, includes a high-frequency circuit and an antenna. It is provided that the high-frequency circuit is arranged as a high-frequency chip, which has a plurality of antenna outputs, which are connected to the horn antennas via the antenna lines.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100238069 - Method and apparatus for obtaining satellite trajectory data at a satellite positioning system receiver: Method and apparatus for locating position of a mobile receiver is described. In one embodiment, satellite measurements are obtained at the mobile receiver for a plurality of satellites in a satellite positioning system constellation. Satellite trajectory data is obtained at the mobile receiver from a server. Ephemeris data is obtained... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100238070 - System and method for concurrently determining locations of mobile device in wireless communication network: A method for a mobile location center (MLC) to determine a location of a mobile device in a wireless communication network includes receiving a request to determine the location of the mobile device; concurrently requesting global navigation satellite system (GNSS) measurements from the mobile device and terrestrial measurements from transceivers... Agent: Volentine & Whitt, PLLC And Commscope, Inc.

20100238071 - Phased array antenna: This invention relates to utilising a larger number of lower power transmit/receive modules in a phased antenna array in order to utilise cheaper and simpler transmit/receive modules whilst retaining comparable power per unit area as can be achieved through using conventional high powered transmit/receive modules. The advantage of this arrangement... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

09/16/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100231433 - Porous materials embedded with nanoparticles, methods of fabrication and uses thereof: The present invention relates to porous structures embedded with nanoparticles, methods of forming the structures, and methods of using the structures. In most general form, the invention relates to porous materials embedded with nanoparticles having characteristics, such as magnetic, enabling to align or arrange the nanoparticles in the material by... Agent: Maria Nilova

20100231434 - Structure: A structure, and a method for modifying the design of a structure, are provided such that the structure includes features designed to reduce and preferably minimize the radar cross-section of the structure over one or more predetermined frequency ranges. A structure is provided having an inclined surface, wherein the angle... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100231441 - Vehicular surveillance system using a synthetic aperture radar: According to one embodiment, a system for gathering intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance information comprises a synthetic aperture radar that is housed within an enclosure coupled to a land vehicle. The synthetic aperture radar includes an antenna array that transmits and receives electro-magnetic radiation for generating images of objects around the... Agent: Baker Botts LLP

20100231435 - Distance measuring system: [Solving Means] For an oscillator which generates pulse signals by counting the number of pulse signals constituting a received pulse sequence, a relative time difference between a transmitting device 2 and a return device 3 is acquired, a distance from the transmitting device 2 to the return device 3 is... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100231436 - Radar sensor for motor vehicles: Radar sensor for motor vehicles, having a transmitting and receiving device for microwaves, in which beam-shaping devices which are independent of one another are provided for the azimuth and the elevation, and the beam-shaping device for the elevation has a cylindrical lens.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100231437 - Signal processing and time delay measurement: Two versions of a binary signal having an irregular sequence of states are processed by deriving (i) a first value which represents the average time derivative of one signal at the times of transitions in the other signal, and (ii) a correlation value for the two signals, and then combining... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100231438 - Radar level gauge system with leakage detection: A radar level gauge system, for determining a filling level of a product contained in a tank, comprising a transceiver for generating, transmitting and receiving electromagnetic signals; an antenna arranged to direct transmitted electromagnetic signals towards a surface of the product contained in the tank, and to return reflected electromagnetic... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20100231439 - System and method for increasing spectral resolution: A system and method for extrapolating sampled radar data is contemplated that in one aspect allows spectral data to be increased without increasing scan time and in another aspect allows scan time to be decreased without decreasing radar data quality. Extrapolation is carried out by extending a sequence of In-Phase... Agent: HowardIPLaw Group

20100231440 - Antenna device and radar apparatus: An antenna device includes an antenna substrate and a feed line substrate. The antenna substrate includes subarray antennas, feeding interfaces and a back surface. The subarray antennas are arranged parallel with an interval on a plane. Each subarray antenna includes antenna elements and first feed lines. The first feed lines... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100231442 - Satellite beam-pointing error correction in digital beam-forming architecture: and wherein the method comprises digitally weighting components of said beacon signal present in antenna element signals, combining such weighted beacon signal components such as to derive beam-pointing error signals, and employing the error signals to adjust beam-forming weight values of the receive antenna, in order to adjust the pointing... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20100231443 - Removing biases in dual frequency gnss receivers using sbas: A method for removing biases in dual frequency GNSS receivers circumvents the need for ionosphere corrections by using L2(P) in combination with either L1(P) or L1(C/A) to form ionosphere-free ranges. A table of biases is stored in microprocessor controller memory and utilized for computing a location using corrected ionosphere-free pseudo... Agent: Law Office Of Mark Brown, LLC

20100231444 - Positioning receiver and positioning method: A positioning receiver and method in which the time required for signal acquisition can be reduced and positioning time can be reduced by increasing the occasion of the signal acquisition. In an SPS receiver mounted user equipment (100), a Doppler shift amount measuring means (112a) of a frequency search range... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100231445 - Apparatus and method for use in global position measurements: Apparatus and methods are provided for use in a receiver that receives global positioning data from one or more satellites above the Earth's surface. The apparatus and methods involve detecting a change in at least one parameter associated with the receiver and determining if the change in the at least... Agent: Dowell & Dowell P.C.

20100231446 - Processing of satellite positioning system signals: The invention provides a method of processing signals from a satellite positioning system in which a user inputs an approximate indication of current position, and this is used when processing satellite samples to reduce the processing required or increase the reliability. This approach avoids the need for an automated approximate... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20100231447 - Global navigation satellite system: Each of a first and a second navigation satellite system (NSS) are adapted to operate according to a first and a second specification, respectively, and each includes a first and a second plurality of space vehicles (SV), respectively. Each of the first and the second plurality of SVs are adapted... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100231448 - Method and system for selecting optimal satellites in view: A system and method for determining one or more satellites in view of a wireless device. A request for satellite assistance data may be received from a requesting entity and a reference location determined as a function of the request. A set of satellites may be determined as a function... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - Dc

20100231450 - Aisg inline tilt sensor system and method: A system and method is for orientating and monitoring orientation of telecommunications antennas. The system includes an AISG compliant tilt sensor system mounted in-line between a telecommunications antenna enclosure and a communications cable, and positioned to measure the elevation tilt and slant of a telecommunications antenna enclosure relative to a... Agent: Law Office Of Mark Brown, LLC

20100231449 - System and method for precise location of receiving antennas: Various aspects of the present invention are shown and described, each of which has stand alone utility in a navigated medical environment. A receiver position calibration system and method facilitates calibration of a reference frame prior to each navigated procedure. A concept and application of confidence weights is introduced. Confidence... Agent: Jamie Jacobs

20100231451 - Antenna device: An antenna device has a linear antenna element; a passive element section provided in proximity to the antenna element; and a control section that controls the passive element section. The passive element section has a linear line laid in parallel to the antenna element; and an impedance adjustment section that... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100231453 - Array antenna apparatus including multiple steerable antennas and capable of avoiding affection among steerable antennas: A steerable antenna includes an radiating antenna element and parasitic antenna elements. Each of the parasitic antenna elements is provided with a pair of PIN diodes. On each of control lines connecting the PIN diodes to a controller, inductors are provided at predetermined intervals on portions of the control line... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100231452 - Mm-wave fully integrated phased array receiver and transmitter with on-chip antennas: A phased array mm-wave device includes a substrate, a mm-wave transmitter integrated onto the substrate configured to transmit a mm-wave signal and/or a mm-wave receiver integrated onto the substrate and configured to receive a mm-wave signal. The mm-wave device also includes a phased array antenna system integrated onto the substrate... Agent: Milstein Zhang & Wu LLC

20100231454 - System and method for providing secure communication between network nodes: A network, network device and method is disclosed. A network of network nodes is disclosed in which the network nodes securely transmit communication signals using one or more spatial parameters unique to the network nodes. A dad positioning device capable of operating as a node in a network of the... Agent: Bay Area Technolgy Law Group PC

20100231455 - Method and system for detecting signal sources in a surveillance space: A respective electromagnetic parameter and spatial disposition of an unknown number of signal sources in a surveillance space simultaneously bombarded by multiple signals are determined by receiving multiple signals at each of a plurality of widebeam, wideband antennas equally spaced apart in a linear array. Respective antenna signals are simultaneously... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

09/09/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100225520 - Virtual beam forming in ultra wideband systems: Systems and methods include up-converting a UWB frequency pulse from a UWB radar unit to a V band frequency pulse; transmitting the V band frequency pulse via an active array antenna; receiving a V band echo pulse via the active array antenna; down-converting the V band echo pulse from the... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20100225531 - System, method, and apparatus for remote measurement of terrestrial biomass: A system, method, and/or apparatus for remote measurement of terrestrial biomass contained in vegetative elements, such as large tree boles or trunks present in an area of interest, are provided. The method includes providing an airborne VHF radar system in combination with a LiDAR system, overflying the area of interest... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100225521 - Object detecting apparatus for vehicle: An object candidate position detecting apparatus which detects a position of an object candidate includes a unifying mechanism which unifies a plurality of object candidates detected within a predetermined unified range into a single group. Where the relative positions of the object candidates stored in a unified information storage device... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20100225522 - Sensor system for detecting an impending collision of a vehicle: In at least one embodiment of the present invention, a sensor system for detecting an impending collision of a vehicle is provided. The sensor system comprises a radar arrangement providing a radar output based on a plurality of radar measurements. A vision arrangement provides a side-looking image to an occupant... Agent: Autoliv Asp

20100225523 - Radar apparatus configured to suppress effectes of grating lobes upon detection of direction of target based on phase difference between received reflected waves: A radar apparatus has a plurality of receiving antennas and an array transmitting antenna controlled to successively vary the direction of a transmitted beam within a range which includes a target detection range of directions. The direction of any target within the target detection range is detected based on a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100225524 - Spectral analysis and fmcw automotive radar utilizing the same: A method of processing an input signal to perform frequency analysis is disclosed. The input signal comprises a desired signal and an interference signal. A crosslation is performed to generate a representation of the frequency content of the input signal. The representation comprises initial crosslation values predominantly corresponding to interference... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100225525 - Radar device and a method of detecting a target object using radar: This disclosure provides a radar device including a transmission module for sequentially transmitting two or more kinds of pulse signals having different pulse widths by a predetermined transmitting pattern, a memory module for storing a predetermined number of pulse reply data corresponding to each kind of the pulse signals, the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100225527 - System and method for measuring a relative distance between vehicle components using ultra-wideband techniques: A system for measuring relative distance between a first component on a vehicle and a second component on the vehicle is provided. The system includes a wireless ultra-wideband (UWB) transceiver attached to the first component. The wireless UWB transceiver transmits a UWB measurement pulse toward the second component, and receives... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)

20100225526 - Tracking waveform selection for multi-function radar: The present invention relates to tracking waveforms in radar which minimizes the dwell time and energy in a tracking waveform whilst maintaining a specified track positional accuracy and consequently velocity accuracy. The present invention provides a method and apparatus for selecting a tracking waveform in a radar apparatus comprising determining... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20100225528 - Antenna device and radar apparatus: An antenna device includes subarray antennas including antenna elements, feeding lines and feeding interfaces. At least one of the feeding lines includes a phase shifter which shifts phases of the signals feeding to corresponding antenna elements. The feeding lines feed signals to the antenna elements. Each feeding interface is connected... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100225530 - Method of handling radar signals for a wireless communication device: A method of handling radar signals for a wireless communication device includes operating the wireless communication device in a listening mode to detect the radar signals on a first channel for a listening time period, operating the wireless communication device in an idle mode when the radar signal is not... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100225529 - Unswitched, ultra low power, long range radar system: An ultra low power, long range, robust radar system, for applications such as ionospheric sounding. The HF transmit signal and the received (reflected) signal are both unswitched and high frequency and share a path to a common loop antenna. The transmit signal originates at a local oscillator (LO), and is... Agent: Chowdhury & Georgakis, P.c

20100225533 - Method and system for logging position data: According to embodiments, a method of logging position data is provided. An indication of a desired accuracy value for determining a geographic position is received. A geographic position is then received. A predicted post-processed accuracy value for the received geographic position is then calculated. The desired accuracy value is then... Agent: Trimble Navigation Limited C/o Wagner Blecher

20100225532 - Outlier detection by cross-comparison of different position solution types: Embodiments provided herein recite methods and systems for an accuracy estimator for a position fix. In one embodiment, a solution receiver for receiving a code solution and at least one additional solution from a different solution technique is utilized. In addition, a table of metric values comprising an associated accuracy... Agent: Trimble Navigation Limited C/o Wagner Blecher

20100225534 - Gps reception apparatus and positional calculation method for the same: A reception unit receives global positioning system signals transmitted by a plurality of satellites to obtain satellite information. A determination unit determines whether or not a state in which the reception unit receives the global positioning system signals is a predetermined reception state. A positional calculation unit calculates a current... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20100225535 - Target object position evaluation deviced used in sport events: A target object position evaluation device of the present invention that is used at sport events includes a central processing unit (CPU), a global positioning system (GPS) module, an environment detection unit, a memory and a display device. In addition to the positioning function, the target object position evaluation device... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100225536 - Mobile unit positioning device: A disclosed vehicle control device includes a first ionospheric state information receiving unit 70 receiving information of a predicted ionospheric state at a time point later than a current time point; a second ionospheric state information receiving unit 20 receiving information of an ionospheric state at the current time point;... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100225537 - Method and apparatus for processing a satellite positioning system signal using a cellular acquisition signal: Method and apparatus for processing satellite positioning system signals is described. In one example, assistance data is received at a mobile receiver from a first wireless network using a wireless transceiver. The first wireless network may be a non-synchronized cellular network. A time synchronization signal is obtained from a second... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100225538 - Frequency mode of locking phased arrays for synthesizing high order traveling interference patterns: The elements of a phased array antenna are driven by different frequencies, rather than the same frequency, to realize a scanning beam. The scan rate of the beam may be set arbitrarily high according to the frequencies used to drive the phased array, without expensive phase modulators. In particular, each... Agent: Bae Systems

20100225539 - Butler matrix for 3d integrated rf front-ends: Examples of the present invention include a radar apparatus comprising a substrate, an antenna disposed on a first side of the substrate, a Butler matrix supported by same the substrate, output ports of the Butler matrix being electrically connected with a group of radiative elements; and input ports configured to... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle, Anderson & Citkowski, P.C.

20100225540 - Positioning system, air conditioning system, and lighting system: To provide a positioning system that clearly defines a disposition of a base station for identifying a position of a radio set. While a wireless base station 1 that transmits and receives a distance-measuring signal to and from a terminal 2 to be measured by wireless communication is disposed at... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100225541 - Ultra-wideband radios for time-of-flight-ranging and network position estimation: This invention provides a novel high-accuracy indoor ranging device that uses ultra-wideband (UWB) RF pulsing with low-power and low-cost electronics. A unique of the present invention is that it exploits multiple measurements in time and space for very accurate ranging. The wideband radio signals utilized herein are particularly suited to... Agent: Llns / John P. Wooldridge John H. Lee, Assistant Laboratory Counsel

09/02/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100220001 - Imaging system and method: A radar imaging system for capturing an image of an object within an area of interest through at least one visual impairment. The radar imaging system comprises at least one radar array. The radar array includes a plurality of transmitter elements and a plurality of receiver elements for receiving a... Agent: Mcguirewoods, LLP

20100220002 - System and method for roll angle indication and measurement in flying objects: A method for onboard measurement of a deviation in orientation of an object from a desired orientation of the object. The method including: transmitting a polarized RF signal from a reference source, with a predetermined polarization plane; receiving the signal at a pair of polarized RF sensor cavities positioned symmetrical... Agent: Thomas Spinelli, Esq.

20100220003 - Antenna calibration: Accordingly, the present invention provides a method of self-calibration of a plurality of calibration antennas comprising the steps of: (i) selecting two calibration antennas to be calibrated that have a common area in range of both calibration antennas; (ii) selecting at least one radiating element within range of the two... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100220006 - Global positioning systems based disciplined reference clock: A disciplined reference clock generating a frequency accurate clock signal based on a reference pulse generated by a global positioning system is provided. Clock circuitry and processes are also provided to ensure frequency locking and signal validity of the generated clock signal.... Agent: Kauth , Pomeroy , Peck & Bailey ,llp

20100220005 - Method and system for a location-based broker service (lbs) client broker: A GNSS enabled handset receives signals from different resources comprising GNSS satellites and/or from a wireless network. The GNSS enabled handset acquires location information comprising various positioning resource data comprising GPS data and/or WiFi data from the received signals. The GNSS enabled handset calculates a plurality of possible position fixes... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100220004 - Method and system for gnss assistance data or lto data download over a broadcast band: A combined GNSS and FM receiver receives FM signals comprising satellite navigation data from an AGNSS server. Associated navigation information such as a position fix is determined based on the received satellite navigation data. The received satellite navigation data are GNSS assistance data or LTO data. The AGNSS server generates... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100220007 - Leo-based positioning system for indoor and stand-alone navigation: A method for estimating a precise position of a user device from signals from a low earth orbit (LEO) satellite includes receiving at least one carrier signal at a user device, each carrier signal being transmitted a distinct LEO satellite. The user device processes the carrier signals to obtain a... Agent: Hugh P. Gortler

20100220008 - System and method for optimal time, position and heading solution through the integration of independent positioning systems: A system for, and method of, blending (or integrating) pseudo-range or position measurements and bearing-to-transmitter measurements from an eLORAN or LORAN-C receiver and position (alternatively, pseudo ranges) and velocity (alternatively pseudo-range rate) measurements from a GPS receiver. The described system can also be integrated with additional external positioning systems. In... Agent: Chris A. Caseiro

20100220009 - Azimuth-independent impedance-matched electronic beam scanning from a large antenna array including isotropic antenna elements: A large periodic array of ideally isotropic antenna elements permits electronic beam scanning and has a performance of power coupling from signal sources at the antenna inputs which is independent of the azimuth (Φ) scanning direction, dependent only on one spatial variable (elevation angle, θ) of scanning Such performance from... Agent: Straub & Pokotylo

20100220010 - Method and apparatus for beam-forming signal in multi user-mimo wireless communication system: A base station is capable of transmitting a signal in a wireless communication network. The base station decides channel state information matrices of respective channels by determining a state of the channels corresponding to respective transmission antennas. The base station calculates transmission beam forming vectors for the respective transmission antennas... Agent: Docket Clerk

20100220011 - Rf transmitter geolocation system and related methods: A system for geolocating a radio frequency (RF) transmitter in the presence of multipath interference may include a plurality of RF receivers arranged in spaced relation. The system may also include a controller coupled to the plurality of receivers and configured to generate a plurality of measurements associated with the... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist

20100220012 - System and method to range using multi-carrier phasing synchronization: A system and method establishes the time of flight and thereby distance between two transceivers on various media, including but not limited to vacuum, air, electrical wire, optical fiber; using carrier waves sent from one or more transmitters or transceivers to one or more receivers or transceivers. Carriers are arranged... Agent: Teitelbaum & Maclean

20100220013 - Positioning system: A high-precision positioning system including: a radio source (1) that transmits radio waves each having a plurality of different frequencies; receivers (2-4) for receiving radio waves from the radio source, calculators (5) for calculating phase differences of the received radio waves of the respective frequencies between the receivers, calculators (6,7)... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

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