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Communications: directive radio wave systems and devices (e.g., radar, radio navigation) December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/10

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12/30/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100328136 - Resonant reflector assembly and method: A resonant radar reflector assembly comprising first and second reflector members (110A, 110B), the first and second and reflector members each being configured to resonate at their respective resonant frequency when irradiated by radio frequency (RF) radiation of a corresponding frequency, wherein the first member has a portion (114A) responsive... Agent: Crain, Caton & James

20100328143 - Systems and methods for generation of comprehensive airspace weather condition display from shared aircraft sensor data by a transmitting aircraft: Systems and methods communicate sensor data pertaining to detected weather between aircraft. An exemplary system has at least one sensor on a transmitting aircraft that is configured to detect weather and configured to output sensor data, and a transceiver that is configured to receive a query from a requesting aircraft... Agent: Honeywell/blg Patent Services

20100328144 - Weather radar and weather observation method: A weather radar includes an antenna unit configured to transmit a radio wave from a plurality of antenna elements, and receive a reflected wave from a weather target by carrying out beam scanning in an elevation angle direction by phase control, a drive unit configured to control an elevation angle... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100328137 - Locating device: The invention relates to a locating device, in particular a hand-guided locating device, with a locating unit (36) for detecting the presence of an object (16, 18) arranged in an examination object (14) by means of an examination signal (38), which has a polarization unit (50) provided for a procedure... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100328138 - Short baseline helicopter positioning radar for low visibility: A method for determining position and orientation of a rotating wing aircraft (e.g. helicopter) with respect to a ground station includes transmitting an electromagnetic signal from the aircraft. The signal includes a plurality of electromagnetic signals, each signal having a different selected frequency. The signal is detected at an array... Agent: Richard A. Fagin

20100328139 - Distance measuring equipment and distance measuring equipment monitor system: A transponder (12) transmits a reply in response to an interrogation input thereto, the interrogation including twin pulses, and a monitoring processor (13) transmits to the transponder a pseudo interrogation identical in format to the interrogation, receives from the transponder a reply responding to the pseudo interrogation, and monitors a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100328140 - Video-doppler-radar traffic surveillance system: This invention is related to a Video-Doppler-Radar Traffic Surveillance System comprising of multiple Doppler radars and video cameras, circuitry for processing radar and video signals, and data recording and displaying devices. Although the system is mainly designed for roadside traffic surveillance, it can be used in different applications, such as... Agent: Lang Hong

20100328141 - Determination of the gap size of a radial gap: A method for determining the size of a radial gap between rotating and torsion-proof parts, particularly the parts of a turbomachine is provided. According to the method, an original signal emitted by a transmitter device located on the surface of the rotating part is received in a modified manner by... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100328142 - Microwave and millimeter wave resonant sensor having perpendicular feed, and imaging system: A switched-slot sensor for use in a sensor array for microwave and/or millimeter wave imaging. The locations of a plurality of sensors in the array define a spatial domain away from an object for detecting an electric field from the object. Each of the sensors has an out-of-plane transmission line... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP

20100328145 - Ephemeris download from weak signals: The present invention provides systems and methods for downloading navigation data to a satellite receiver under weak signal conditions. In an embodiment, the receiver uses a tracking algorithm to estimate the Doppler frequency and rate of change of the Doppler frequency to compensate the phases of the I/Q samples from... Agent: Sirf Technology, Inc C/o Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20100328147 - Processing of satellite navigation system signals: A system implements a location based service, and comprises a satellite navigation receiver implementing a position tracking function for providing the location of a user of the service. An analogue rf receiver (12) receives satellite signals and performs at least a frequency downconversion. Correlation and decoding functions are applied to... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20100328146 - Systems and methods for synthesizing gps measurements to improve gps location availability: There are situations where GPS signals are received from less than four satellites. In order to improve the GPS location availability, disclosed here are systems and methods for synthesizing GPS measurements, which, together with fewer than four available real GPS signals, can be used to calculate a position fix. In... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100328148 - Method and system for providing assistance data for a-gps location of handsets in wireless networks: A system and method for determining the location of a wireless device. A boundary for an approximate area in which the wireless device is located is determined and a plurality of satellites may be determined as a function of the boundary. Assistance data is transmitted to the device which includes... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - Dc

20100328150 - Navigation system with error-detection on doppler frequencies of satellite signals: A navigation system for detecting error on Doppler frequencies of a plurality of satellite signals measured by the navigation system is disclosed herein. The navigation system includes an offset calculator for calculating offsets of the Doppler frequencies of the satellite signals during a predetermined time period and calculating an average... Agent: Wang Law Firm, Inc.

20100328149 - System and/or method for determining sufficiency of pseudorange measurements: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to a system and method for determining a sufficiency of measurements for locating positions. In one example, although claimed subject matter is not so limited, a process to improve accuracy of pseudorange measurements may be terminated in response to a weighting of quantitative assessments... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100328151 - Multipath signal evaluation method, position calculation method, and multipath signal evaluation device: A multipath signal evaluation method includes, carrying out a correlation calculation on a received signal from a positioning satellite to obtain a peak correlation value, and determining reliability for a received multipath signal by using the peak correlation value and a correlation value at a phase delayed from a peak... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100328152 - Method and apparatus for processing satellite positioning system signals: Method and apparatus for processing a satellite positioning system (SPS) signal is described. In one example, a timing reference related to a SPS time of day is obtained from a wireless communication signal received by a mobile receiver. A bias in a local clock of the mobile receiver with respect... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100328153 - Apparatus for satellite telecommunications: A mobile communication device includes a GPS system and a communication system through a low-earth orbit communication satellites or geosynchronous satellite. The processing system periodically calculates from GPS a current position which is compared to a saved position and saved if the amount of movement is greater than a set... Agent: Ade & Company Inc.

20100328154 - Controlling a gps receiver by detecting motion based on radiofrequency signal traces: Operation of a GPS receiver on a wireless communications device is controlled by determining whether the device is stationary or in motion. Motion determination is accomplished by analyzing radiofrequency signal traces, e.g. GSM signal traces, received from one or more nearby base stations. A three-tiered analysis provides a progressively more... Agent: Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP (rim)

20100328155 - Receive diversity in gnss receivers: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to receiving one or more SPS signals at two or more physically separated antennae. In an aspect, signals from the physically separated antennae may be downconverted into complex digital signals that may undergo further processing to improve one or more performance metrics related to... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100328156 - System for demodulating navigation bits from satellite signals: A signal processing system for demodulating navigation bits from a satellite signal is disclosed herein. The signal processing system includes a digital baseband processor for determining a boundary between two navigation bits in the navigation bits according to a first plurality of coarse acquisition (C/A) codes captured from the satellite... Agent: Wang Law Firm, Inc.

20100328157 - Radar architecture: The present invention is directed to a radar system that includes an antenna array having a plurality of antenna elements and a plurality of transmit antenna phase centers. A transmitter portion is coupled to the antenna array. The transmitter portion is configured to transmit a plurality of transmit beams characterized... Agent: Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

20100328158 - Antenna arrangement: An antenna (2-20) for use in a mobile device (1-1) includes elements for receiving (2-5, 3-1, 4-1, 5-1, 6-5) a signal from a satellite positioning system; a first layer of dielectric material (2-4a, 2-4b, 3-2, 3-3, 5-2, 4-3, 5-2, 5-3, 6-4, 6-15) and a second layer of dielectric material (2-4a,... Agent: Young & Thompson

12/23/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100321228 - Radar detector: A radar detector is provided including a microwave module, which converts a UHF signal to a RF signal, a RF module, which converts the RF signal to an IF signal, a demodulator, which demodulates the IF signal, and a signal processing controller, which receives a signal demodulated by the demodulator... Agent: Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP

20100321234 - Computationally efficent radar processing method and sytem for sar and gmti on a slow moving platform: A method and system for processing radar data obtained from a platform which is subjected to non-uniform movement, the distance the platform travels during the formation of an image comprising an aperture; the system comprising software programming for performing a subroutine for building up an average pulse representing a single... Agent: U S Army Research Laboratory Attn: Rdrl-loc-i

20100321235 - Imaging method utilizing a synthetic aperture, method for determining a relative velocity between a wave-based sensor and an object, or apparatus for carrying out the methods: An imaging method is provided for imaging or locating an object with a wave-based sensor. A wave field emanates from the object as an object signal, with this object signal emanating from a sensor is received at a sensor position, and wherein the sensor(s) and the object assume a number... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20100321229 - Biometric radar system and method for identifying persons and positional states of persons: Embodiments of a biometric radar system and method for identifying a person's positional state are generally described herein. In some embodiments, the biometric radar includes phase adjusters to phase adjust a sequence of radar return signals received through two or more receive antennas to force coherency against stationary objects and... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100321230 - In-vehicle radar device and cover for in-vehicle radar device: The in-vehicle radar device radiates electromagnetic waves and receives reflected waves, from the object, of the electromagnetic waves so as to detect a location of the object, and includes: a transmission-and-reception section that transmits the electromagnetic waves and receives the reflected waves; a detection section that detects the location of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100321231 - Radar device: The disclosure provides a radar device, which includes a determination module for extracting received data within a predetermined distance range out of a series of received data for which received signals are sampled, and determining whether the distance range is a distance range where rain-and-snow clutters or white noises are... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100321232 - Apparatus and methods for remote detection of physiological changes: An apparatus for sensing motion having a transmitter for transmitting a carrier signal; a frequency control connected to the transmitter for controlling the frequency of the carrier signal; a first receiver for receiving the reflected transmitted carrier signal; a second receiver for receiving the reflected transmitted carrier signal, the second... Agent: The Johns Hopkins Universityapplied Physics Labora Office Of Patent Counsel

20100321233 - Method for calibrating antenna arrays: A method is provided for use in calibrating a plurality of antennas comprised in an antenna array and wherein the antenna array comprises at least one gain control circuitry. The method comprises: transmitting one or more pre-defined signals by at least one antenna comprised in the antenna array; receiving at... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20100321236 - Method and system for a gnss receiver with self-assisted ephemeris extensions: A GNSS enabled mobile device receives GNSS signals from visible GNSS satellites. Broadcast ephemeris is extracted from the received GNSS signals for generating ephemeris extension (future ephemeris) in the next several days for each of the visible GNSS satellites. The GNSS enabled mobile device uses the generated future ephemeris to... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100321237 - Beamforming techniques to improve ranging signal detection: Techniques are provided herein to detect ranging codes in energy received at a plurality of antennas of a wireless communication device. Energy is received at a plurality of antennas of a first wireless communication device and received signals are generated from the received energy. The received energy comprises a ranging... Agent: Edell. Shapiro, & Finnan, LLC

20100321238 - Butler matrix and beam forming antenna comprising same: The present invention provides a reduced or compact sized Butler matrix with improved performance for use in beam forming antennas and beam forming networks (BFN) applications. The reduced or compact size of the Butler matrix is enabled by shorter transmission lines between the hybrid elements as a result of using... Agent: Chalker Flores, LLP

20100321239 - Method and apparatus for the passive location of radio signal transmitters: A method for locating sources emitting radio signals comprises arranging at least one first pair and one second pair of receiving antennae; arranging at least one additional receiving antenna; synchronizing all the antennae; acquiring with at least three antennae and/or at least two pairs of antennae, radio signals emitted by... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100321240 - Direction finding of wireless devices: Techniques are disclosed that allow for the detection, identification, and direction finding of wireless emitters in a given multipath environment. For example, the techniques can be used to detect and identify a line of bearing (LOB) to an IEEE 802.11 emitter in a building or in an open field or... Agent: Bae Systems

20100321241 - Locationing of communication devices: Techniques are disclosed for detecting, identifying, and/or geolocating RF communications devices, such as FRS radios, high-power cordless phones, cellular phones, and other wireless communications receiver devices. The techniques exploit a vulnerability present in such devices, and can be used to detect (e.g., up to 300 meters) and geolocate (e.g., within... Agent: Bae Systems

20100321242 - Direction finding and geolocation of wireless devices: Techniques are disclosed that allow for the detection, identification, direction finding, and geolocation of wireless emitters in a given multipath environment. For example, the techniques can be used to detect and identify a line of bearing (LOB) to an IEEE 802.11 emitter in a building or in an open field... Agent: Bae Systems

20100321243 - Background position fix prior to request: A mobile station determines a usage pattern based on information stored from previous position fixes. The usage pattern is used to predict a time for a next position fix request. The mobile station performs a position fix in the background prior to the predicted time for the next position fix... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100321244 - Tracking of emergency personnel: Techniques are disclosed that allow for the detection, identification, direction finding, and geolocation of emergency personnel in a given multipath environment. For example, the techniques can be used to detect and identify multiple lines of bearing (LOBs) to an IEEE 802.11 emitter of an emergency responder that is inside a... Agent: Bae Systems

20100321245 - Multiband transceiver and positioning system using the transceiver: The present invention comprising: a first local oscillator for generating a first frequency; a second local oscillator for generating a second frequency; phase-difference setting means for setting a first phase difference between a transmission signal and an output of the aforementioned first local oscillator; phase-difference detection means for detecting a... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen

20100321246 - Method for detecting motion: The invention relates to a method for detecting motion (“Motion Capture”), wherein markers (2) are put onto an object (1), the physical positions of the markers are detected and digitized, with the motion of the object (1) being recorded by means of a computer (3) using the chronologically variable digital... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

12/16/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100315280 - Multi-platform radar with forced resonating antennas for embedded detection and volumetric imaging: An electromagnetic interrogation system and methods for analyzing a target in a test bed are disclosed. A forced resonating antenna unit has a transmit element and a receive element both mounted on a platform movable over the test bed. An interrogation signal source generates a continuous stepped-frequency radio frequency (RF)... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker

20100315281 - Airspace risk mitigation system: An airspace risk mitigation system includes a plurality of airspace input sources, an airspace data fusion and sensor coordination system, a communications link, and a risk mitigation support system. The airspace input sources includes a radar for generating radar data for an airspace, and an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) receiver... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.

20100315282 - Systems and methods for enhanced atc overlay modulation: Embodiments of the present invention disclose systems and methods for providing an enhanced data link using overlaid modulation. Through embodiments of the present invention, existing ATC (or other) modulated signals using existing standard frequencies may be utilized to transmit (e.g., from an aircraft transponder) additional information in a manner that... Agent: Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20100315283 - Pulse detecting equipment: A pulse detecting equipment includes a log compression processor (105) for logarithm-converting signal levels of a reception signal received at an antenna and input therefrom, with maintained frequency components of the reception signal as input, an AD converter (106) for converting the reception signal as logarithm-converted in signal level, from... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100315284 - Method and apparatus for coherent marine radar measurements of properties of ocean waves and currents: A method and apparatus of determining a wave height directional spectrum of an ocean wave field using the intermediate-frequency (IF) signal from marine radars with a rotating antenna, using either a fully coherent or a standard non-coherent transmitter/receiver modified for coherent-on-receive use. The method may include receiving the IF radar... Agent: Walter J. Tencza Jr.

20100315285 - Position determination based on corroborated signal processing of prn codes: Embodiments provided herein recite methods and systems for corroborating position system code from Navigation Satellite System (NSS) signals. In one embodiment, a NSS high yield module attempts to determine a high yield location solution based on a first set of PRN codes. In addition, a NSS high accuracy module attempts... Agent: Wagner Blecher LLP

20100315286 - System and method for site calibration of a surveying device: A system and method for site calibration of a controller is provided. In one embodiment, a method may include determining coordinates of a point in a first coordinate system based on at least one measurement by a surveying device, determining coordinates of the point in a second coordinate system based... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100315287 - Independent altitude measurement in satellite positioning system: A device and method for independent altitude measurement in a satellite positioning system.... Agent: Cool Patent, P.C. C/o Cpa Global

20100315288 - Tracking arrangement for a communications system on a mobile platform: Systems and methods are provided for orienting an antenna in a communications system on a mobile platform to orient a peak of the antenna pattern in a direction associated with a signal source. A signal from a signal source is received at the antenna. A signal strength is measured from... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20100315289 - distance estimation: The invention relates to an apparatus and method for estimating the distance between a transmitter and a receiver. A method comprising obtaining a signal from a receiver; determining whether the signal more likely propagated through a line-of-sight (LOS) radio channel or a non lme-of-sight (NLOS) radio channel; using a model... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100315290 - Globally-convergent geo-location algorithm: A system and method for estimating a geolocation of a non-cooperative target using any reasonable target location estimate. Collectors may acquire actual signal measurements including a direction of arrival (DOA), a target range, a time difference of arrival (TDOA), a range rate, a range sum, and/or a frequency difference of... Agent: Hovey Williams LLP

20100315291 - Method and apparatus for bounded time delay estimation: A method and apparatus for estimating the position of a mobile device in a multi-path environment. In one example, the method includes receiving a plurality of reference signals from a corresponding plurality of reference devices, for each reference signal, calculating expected time delay boundaries, for each reference signal, estimating a... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP R2013

20100315292 - Direction of arrival estimation apparatus and method thereof: An apparatus for estimating a Direction of Arrival (DOA) of a wideband includes a first signal receiving unit and a second signal receiving unit to receive a wideband signal while satisfying d≦Mc/2fs wherein ‘d’ denotes a distance the first signal receiving unit and the second signal receiving unit are spaced... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC

12/09/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100309041 - Method and device for detecting precipitation by radar: A method for detecting precipitation in a region monitored by radar beams includes ascertaining a first average power of a first backscattered radar signal, ascertaining a second average power of a second backscattered radar signal, and detecting an existence of a homogenous medium when the average powers conform.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100309039 - Identification friend or foe (iff) system: A method and apparatus for reducing transponder responses to reflected signals utilizes data in an interrogator message to confirm that if two interrogations are received within a predetermined period of time and if the two interrogator signals correspond to a side lobe followed by a reflected main beam signal, the... Agent: Raytheon Company C/o Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP

20100309040 - Method and system for dynamic range detection and positioning utilizing leaky wave antennas: Methods and systems for dynamic range detection and positioning utilizing leaky wave antennas (LWAs) are disclosed and may include configuring one or more LWAs to enable communication of signals in a particular direction. RF signals that are reflected from an object may be received via the LWAs, and a location... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100309043 - Method for determining the distance between a transmitter and a receiver: The present invention relates to a multiple carrier smoothing method for navigation satellite signals, in particular a three carrier smoothing method for Galileo signals. It provides a smoothed code solution, which is ionosphere-free to the first order and whose noise is reduced to sub-decimeter level. The method involves integer ambiguities,... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100309044 - On demand positioning: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to determining a location of a mobile device using more than one location-determining technology.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100309042 - Method and system for a data interface for aiding a satellite positioning system receiver: The invention described herein relates to aiding a Satellite Positioning System (SPS) receiver of a platform with a data interface to the platform data. The platform, for example, could be a vehicle, ship, aircraft, or a pedestrian. The SPS receiver would be used to track the location of the platform.... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLP

20100309045 - System for positioning in a location opaque to the signals of a satellite navigation system: According to the invention, the system comprises: at least three position beacons (3) arranged about said location (2) and emitting in the long-wave range, and an apparatus associated with the user (1) and including means for receiving, processing and displaying the information transmitted by said beacons (3).... Agent: J. Rodman Steele Novak Druce & Quigg LLP

20100309046 - Communications method: A method of two-way data and voice communication with a user utilizing a portable device having a cellular transceiver module, GPS module, an emergency call button, and a base station comprising the steps of storing a first user profile and at least a second user profile. The user profile includes... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100309047 - Gps device: A golf GPS device is disclosed herein. The device includes a GPS unit, a memory for storing a plurality of aerial images of a golf course, a display for displaying the plurality of aerial images, a user input for inputting a plurality of location points on an aerial image of... Agent: Callaway Golf C0mpany

20100309048 - Optimization for finding direction of arrival in smart antennas: A smart antenna system may exploit space diversity by employing an array of antennas whose radiation pattern can be aligned in a direction of arrival (DoA) of a specific signal to be decoded. Smart antennas can be installed on a base station side and/or on a user terminal side. Certain... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100309049 - Directional data distribution: A system for facilitating wireless communication in an apparatus that may be triggered by the realization of data for wireless transmission. A determination may then be made as to whether the data is intended for transmission to a certain recipient (e.g., a specific apparatus) or in a specific direction. The... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing

20100309050 - Antenna with shared feeds and method of producing an antenna with shared feeds for generating multiple beams: The antenna with shared feeds for generating multiple beams includes a plurality of identical individual feeds spaced apart by a constant pitch, wherein the individual feeds are associated in identical subnetworks around a central individual feed, each subnetwork being intended to synthesize a beam, the individual feeds of each subnetwork... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100309051 - Method and system for determining the position of a mobile device: Some embodiments use scanning devices to characterize radio signals received at a number of locations within a geographical area of interest. The signal characteristics along with the location information associated with the characteristics are stored in a centralized reference database. A mobile device characterizes signals it receives at a certain... Agent: Adeli & Tollen, LLP

20100309052 - Method and system for dynamic tracking utilizing leaky wave antennas: Methods and systems for dynamic tracking utilizing leaky wave antennas (LWAs) are disclosed and may include configuring a transmitting angle of a plurality of leaky wave antennas in a wireless device at a desired starting angle. A RF signal strength may be measured at the sweeping transmitting angles for each... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100309053 - Radio positioning and ranging system and positioning and ranging program: A positioning and ranging system includes a transmitter transmits a plurality of impulses; and a receiver receives the impulses; the receiver includes an initial detection unit records a sensing time of a first impulse among a plurality of impulses transmitted by the transmitter; a sensing margin detection unit for detecting... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100309054 - Method for increasing the location accuracy for unsynchronized radio subscribers: The invention relates to a method for increasing the location accuracy for unsynchronized radio subscribers, in which phase evaluation is used to ascertain the position of a transmitter which is to be located. The transmitter to be located and a further transmitter, whose location is known, respectively send a sequence... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20100309055 - Method and apparatus for passively locating radar emissions from transmitters: Systems and methods are presented for passive location of transmitters in which two or more receivers time stamp received signals from target transmitters and the time stamped data for each target signal of interest is isolated to identify a peak power time of arrival for the signal at each transmitter... Agent: Naval Research Laboratory Associate Counsel (patents)

20100309056 - Method and system for scanning rf channels utilizing leaky wave antennas: Methods and systems for scanning RF channels utilizing leaky wave antennas (LWAs) are disclosed and may include configuring a receiving angle of a plurality of LWAs in a wireless device to receive RF signals at a desired starting angle. The receiving angle may be swept while measuring RF signal strength.... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100309057 - Mobile-based positioning with non-conforming use of assistance data: Apparatus and methods for performing mobile-based positioning in a wireless communications system are presented. A position estimate is computed based on assistance data intended for a first position method. The mobile device ignores if a second positioning method is not specifically supported by a network and computes a position estimate... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100309058 - 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

20100309059 - Method and apparatus of positioning for a wireless communication system: A method of estimating a position of a target device for a wireless communication system includes receiving a plurality of received signal strength measurements with respect to a plurality of base stations measured by the target device when the target device enters an area, and applying a graphical model to... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

12/02/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100302087 - Smart signal jammer: A smart signal jammer is disclosed that receives a description of an unwanted signal or signals to be jammed, and transmits one or more jamming signals in one or more temporal transmission patterns of pulses that jam the unwanted signal or signals. This is in contrast to basic jammers in... Agent: Lockheed Martin C/o Demont & Breyer, LLC

20100302093 - Systems and methods for aircraft to aircraft exchange of radar information over low bandwidth communication channels: Systems and methods communicate weather information between aircraft using low bandwidth communication transceivers. An exemplary embodiment receives weather information from a weather radar system on board a remote aircraft, processes the received weather information into weather radar image information that is displayable on at least a display, processes the weather... Agent: Honeywell/blg Patent Services

20100302094 - Systems and methods for using nexrad information to verify weather radar information: Systems and methods distinguish weather radar returns from terrain radar returns. An exemplary embodiment receives a radar return from a weather radar system on board an installation vehicle, receives ground-based weather radar information, compares a location of the radar return received from the onboard weather radar system with a corresponding... Agent: Honeywell/blg Patent Services

20100302088 - Doppler beam-sharpened radar altimeter: Systems and methods for Doppler beam sharpening in a radar altimeter are provided. In one embodiment, a method comprises receiving a return signal at a radar altimeter receiver and applying a first gate to the return signal to select at least a first component of the return signal. Spectral analysis... Agent: Honeywell/fogg Patent Services

20100302089 - Radiometric fill level measuring arrangement: A radiometric measuring arrangement for measuring fill level of a fill substance in a container includes: arranged one above the other in measurement operation on a first side of the container, two or more radiometric radiators, which, in measurement operation, send radioactive radiation through the container, and which, in measurement... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100302090 - Adaptive microwave security sensor: A method and apparatus are provided for operating a microwave detector for detecting intruders within a secured area. The method includes the steps of selecting a noise floor based upon a setting of a range setting potentiometer, detecting a magnitude of a signal reflected from a test subject within the... Agent: Honeywell/husch Patent Services

20100302091 - Wideband interference cancellation using dsp algorithms: A method and system is provided for detecting and characterizing pulsed threat radar emitters through heavy in-band interference. System includes an advanced digital signal processing method provides spatial and temporal interference cancellation, super-resolution direction-finding, and high resolution spectrum analysis techniques. The system receives the digitized output of a discriminator bank... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20100302092 - Method and apparatus for creating and processing universal radar waveforms: A new approach to radar imaging is described herein, in which radar pulses are transmitted with an uneven sampling scheme and subsequently processed with novel algorithms to produce images of equivalent resolution and quality as standard images produced using standard synthetic aperture radar (SAR) waveforms and processing techniques. The radar... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100302096 - Method of determining the position of a mobile device: A set of device parameters consisting of clock bias and position of a mobile device is determined without previous knowledge of the week number (WN) in that solutions of a set of equations derived from a least squares type weight function involving pseudoranges related to the device parameters via basic... Agent: Law Office Of Edward B Weller

20100302097 - Position determination method, positioning device, and electronic instrument: A position determination method includes: performing a positioning process that calculates a located position by performing positioning calculations using satellite signals; determining whether or not a convergence condition is satisfied based on current and preceding positioning results when the positioning process is performed, the convergence condition being specified as a... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20100302095 - System for sharing gps protocol data and method thereof: A system for sharing GPS protocol data is described. In the system, raw GPS protocol data from a satellite is obtained by a GPS receiver. A GPS protocol data server is connected to the GPS receiver through a physical serial port, so as to obtain the GPS protocol data. A... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC

20100302098 - System and method for a-gps positioning of a mobile device: A system and method for estimating the position of a mobile device using information from a constellation of satellites. A first set of satellites of the constellation may be selected and then a second set of satellites of the constellation may be selected as a function of signals received from... Agent: Duane Morris LLP

20100302099 - System and method for geo-locating a receiver with reduced power consumption: A system and process for the geo-location of an asset given no a priori knowledge regarding time and location of the asset with minimized power consumption is disclosed. In the preferred embodiment, the system is accurate to about 30 meters CEP (50% circular error probable) using just a short segment,... Agent: King & Spalding LLP (saic Customer Number) Attn: Dawn-marie Bey

20100302100 - Signal processing apparatus for multi-mode satellite positioning system and method thereof: A signal processing apparatus for a multi-mode satellite positioning system includes a band-pass filter, a local oscillator circuit, a first mixing circuit, a second mixing circuit, an analog-to-digital converter and a baseband circuit. By properly allocating a local frequency, radio frequency (RF) signals of a Global Positioning System (GPS), a... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100302101 - Antenna alignment method and apparatus: A method of automatic alignment of two directional beams having a known path attenuation, and an antenna gain pattern, for mutual transmission, comprises: determining a beam width between two angles of minimal detectable connection on either side of a beam maximum; then mapping points onto a scan field in a... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100302102 - Angle of arrival and/or range estimation within a wireless communication device: Angle of arrival and/or range estimation within a wireless communication device. Appropriate processing of communications received by a wireless communication device is performed to determine the angle of arrival of the communication (e.g., with respect to some coordinate basis of the wireless communication device). Also, appropriate processing of the communications... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison

20100302103 - Method for retrieving a geographical point on the seabed: The invention involves one or more radio markers (1) being located on or buried in the seabed with a suitable tool at a location where a geographical point requires to be retrieved. Radio markers may be deployed, for example, by means of a subsea vehicle (2). The subsea vehicle (2)... Agent: Christian D. Abel

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