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Communications: directive radio wave systems and devices (e.g., radar, radio navigation) January recently filed with US Patent Office 01/11

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01/27/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20110018756 - Synthesized aperture three-dimensional radar imaging: A synthesized aperture radar imaging system is disclosed. The system includes an antenna reflector and a radar signal transceiver configured to generate a plurality of radar transmission signals and to receive a respective plurality of reflected radar signals. The system also includes a wave reflection device configured to sequentially reflect... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20110018757 - Weather radar apparatus and rainfall rate calculation method: According to one embodiment, a weather radar apparatus includes a transmitting/receiving unit configured to simultaneously transmit radar waves of a horizontally polarized wave and a vertically polarized wave and receive reflected waves, a signal processing unit configured to perform dual polarization observation based on a reception output from the transmitting/receiving... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110018755 - Object detecting apparatus: In an FM/CW type radar device (R), when object candidate information storage means (M5) stores as object candidate information a distance or a relative speed for an object that is determined based on a combination of peak signals on the rising side and the falling side in each detection area,... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20110018758 - Antenna feed assembly: An antenna feed assembly is provided which includes at least two elongate feed chains lying adjacent one another. Each feed chain is adapted to transmit or receive electromagnetic radiation between itself and the antenna along a longitudinal feed axis thereof via a transmit/receive element. The feed chains are held in... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20110018760 - Gps filter algorithm: A method for determining location such as vehicle location receives data at a predetermined frequency, validates the received data, stores the received data based on the validation and computes a location based on the stored data. The validation includes verifying a presence of particular data substrings within the received data,... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC

20110018761 - Method and system for a full gnss capable multi-standard single chip: A multi-standard single chip integrated within a multi-standard mobile device concurrently receives multi-standard radio frequency signals by corresponding two or more integrated radios. The multi-standard single chip generates full GNSS measurement comprising pseudo-range information using the received radio frequency signals. The multi-standard single chip comprises a GNSS radio and multiple... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20110018759 - Coupled gps phone and navigation system: A navigation system includes a Global Positioning System (GPS) enabled wireless phone and a GPS navigation system. The GPS enabled wireless phone includes a GPS receiver, a communications interface, and processing circuitry coupled to the GPS receiver and to the communications interface. The GPS navigation system includes a GPS receiver,... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison

20110018762 - Method and system for calibrating a local gnss clock using non-gnss system clocks in a gnss enabled mobile device: A GNSS enabled mobile device is operable to receive two or more system clocks via from a plurality of associated non-GNSS communication networks, for example, GSM, GPRS, UMTS, EDGE, EGPRS, LTE, WiMAX, high-speed wireless LAN (WiFi), and/or short-range wireless (Bluetooth). The received system clocks are used to calibrate an local... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20110018763 - Positioning apparatus, positioning method, and program product: A GPS receiver outputs pseudo distances each containing a clock bias error. A clock bias and a reception position are calculated based on each of the outputted pseudo distances. A clock drift is calculated based on clock biases at past n points or Doppler information outputted from the GPS receiver.... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20110018764 - method and system for sharing clock sources to save power on a gnss enabled mobile device: A GNSS enabled mobile device selects an associated local GNSS clock or host clock as a clock source to operate a GNSS radio and one or more non-GNSS radios within the GNSS enabled mobile device. When the GNSS radio is in a GNSS active mode, the local GNSS clock is... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20110018765 - Gnss receiver and external storage device system and gnss data processing method: A GNSS system includes a receiver connected to an external mass storage device. Applications for the system, including GNSS data processing methods are also disclosed. The external storage device can comprise a flash (thumb) drive, which can be connected to the receiver via a USB interconnection.... Agent: Law Office Of Mark Brown, LLC

20110018766 - Method and apparatus for estimating location of a wireless station using multi-beam transmission: A method and apparatus for estimating location of wireless stations in a wireless communication network are provided. An estimation of a bearing angle of a wireless station from a reference point of a multi-beam antenna pattern is made based on a plurality of beaming angles of a multi-beam antenna pattern... Agent: Smart & Biggar P.o. Box 2999, Station D

20110018767 - Adaptive antenna beamforming: Adaptive antenna beamforming may involve a maximum signal-to-noise ratio beamforming method, a correlation matrix based beamforming method, or a maximum ray beamforming method. The adaptive antenna beamforming may be used in a millimeter-wave wireless personal area network in one embodiment.... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global

20110018768 - Adaptation of a directional characteristic of a radio signal based on the spatial orientation of a radio transmitter: It is described an open-loop transmit coil diversity scheme, intended for communication based on magnetic induction, wherein the diversity scheme automatically aligns the transmit coil (110) of a transmitter (100) with the receive coil of a receiver without relying on feedback information from the receiver to the transmitter (100). This... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20110018769 - Positioning of mobile objects based on mutually transmitted signals: Location estimation for a first target object assisted by a second target object, which have co-located signalling devices is provided. A positioning engine employs a data model of a location-dependent physical quantity and determines location probability distributions for the target objects. One signalling device sends positioning-assisting signals to the other... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

01/20/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20110012777 - Interferometric synthetic aperture radar for imaging of buildings: According to one embodiment, a synthetic aperture radar includes multiple antenna elements coupled to an image processing application. The antenna elements have a differing vertical spatial separation relative to one another and are configured to transmit a radio-frequency signal toward a stationary object and receive multiple reflected radio-frequency signals from... Agent: Baker Botts LLP

20110012778 - Method and system for forming very low noise imagery using pixel classification: A method and system for generating images from projection data comprising inputting from at least one data receiving element first values representing correlated positional and recorded data; each of said first values forming a point in an array of k data points; forming an image by processing the projection data... Agent: U S Army Research Laboratory Attn: Rdrl-loc-i

20110012773 - Marine bump map display: A plotting system and method for plotting radar and/or sonar signals on a bump map, with a simulated height of each data point representing a corresponding signal strength. The plotting system may comprise a processing device for associating particular signal strengths with normal vectors. The normal vectors may be used... Agent: Garmin Switzerland Gmbh C/o Garmin International, Inc.

20110012774 - Range finder, shape measuring device, and methods for them: The range finder includes a transmitting unit (71) which emits a transmitted wave (75) spread using a spread code at a constant chip rate, a receiving unit (72) which receives a reflected wave (76), a correlation unit (73) which calculates a correlation waveform indicating delay time and a correlation between... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20110012775 - Locating system: The invention provides an antenna capable of performance similar to a Yagi-Uda antenna. However, unlike a conventional Yagi Uda antenna, the antenna of the invention is implementable on a substrate and thereby provides a directional antenna capable of disposition within a slender housing such as a cellular communications device. One... Agent: Christine Johnson Esq.

20110012776 - Combined transmit/receive single-post antenna for hf/vhf radar: An antenna configuration is described for high frequency (HF) or very high frequency (VHF) radars contained in a single vertical post. The radar may include a vertical dipole or monopole transmitting antenna collocated with a three-element receive antenna. The three antennas including two crossed loops and a vertical element are... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20110012780 - Systems and methods for using a satellite positioning system to detect moved wlan access points: The disclosed subject matter generally relates to hybrid positioning systems and methods and, more specifically, systems and methods of detecting moved WLAN assess points using a wireless local area network based positioning system (WLAN-PS) and a satellite-based positioning system (SPS) with at least two satellites measurement.... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20110012782 - Apparatus for location information tag of object and system for managing location information: An object position information tag apparatus, which is attached to an object and transmits position information of the object, includes a global positioning system (GPS) module for receiving a satellite signal from a GSP satellite and calculating the position information of the object and a communication module for transmitting data... Agent: YancyIPLaw, PLLC

20110012781 - Method and apparatus for geographic positioning: Aspects of the disclosure provide methods for positioning transmitting stations, such as cell towers. Further, aspects of the disclosure provide a database for storing information of the transmitting stations. In addition, aspects of the disclosure provide methods for positioning a moving object having a receiver based on the database of... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20110012783 - Navigation receiver for processing signals from a set of antenna units: A navigation receiver processes signals transmitted by global navigation satellites and received by a set of antenna units. Each antenna unit is connected to a separate input port of an antenna multiplexer switch. Satellite signals received from each antenna unit are consecutively switched to the input of a common radiofrequency... Agent: Wolff & Samson PC Attn: Jeffrey M. Weinick

20110012784 - Methods and systems for determining location using a hybrid satellite and wlan positioning system by selecting the best sps measurements: The disclosed subject matter generally relates to hybrid positioning systems and methods, more specifically, systems and methods of integrating a wireless local area network (WLAN) based positioning system (WLAN-PS) and a satellite positioning system (SPS) to improve accuracy of location estimates by selecting the best set of measurements from both... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20110012779 - Method and system for a virtual wide area gnss reference network: A GNSS enabled mobile device receives GNSS assistance data in a determined format from a central processing station communicatively coupled to a wide area reference network (WARN). The WARN comprises a first plurality of GNSS tracking stations from which usable signals are received by the central processing station, and a... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20110012785 - Locating satellites: A system and method of locating the position of a satellite or a user using a satellite positioning system. The system and method includes receiving, at a terminal, satellite positioning data for at least one specified time period over a communications channel. In addition, the system includes storing, at the... Agent: Docket Clerk

20110012786 - Digital beam-forming apparatus and technique for a multi-beam global positioning system (gps) receiver: An advanced multiple-beam GPS receiving system is achieved that is capable of simultaneously tracking multiple GPS satellites independently, detecting multiple interference signals individually, and suppressing directional gain in the antenna pattern of each beam in the interference directions. The GPS receiving system can be used for both planar and non-planar... Agent: O''melveny & Myers LLP Ip&t Calendar Department La-13-a7

20110012787 - Combined beamforming and nulling to combat co-channel interference: Techniques are provided to improve receive beamforming at a wireless communication device that receives energy in a frequency band at M plurality of antennas, where the received energy includes desired signals and interference signals. The wireless communication device has no knowledge of the spatial signatures of the desired signals and... Agent: Edell, Shapiro, & Finnan, LLC

01/13/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20110006940 - Method and device for detection of motion of the surface of an object: The invention relates to a method for detection of motion of the surface of an object by means of a detection device, the object being stationary during a detection process, and situated in a space on the opposite side of a wall in relation to the detection device, and having... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20110006944 - 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

20110006941 - Device for estimating information on target object: A target object information estimating device embodied by an electronically agile radar sensor is mounted in a moving vehicle. The device has a unit outputting a radar wave every measuring period, receiving radar waves reflected from a target object through different transmission paths and calculating a distance to the object... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20110006942 - Circuit and method for distance measurement between two nodes of a radio network: A circuit of a node of a radio network, and a method for distance measurement with a transceiver for receiving a first signal with a first frequency by downmixing to an intermediate frequency, with a phase measurement unit, which is set up to determine a first value of a first... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20110006943 - Scanning array for obstacle detection and collision avoidance: This scanning array scans an area around the array for nearby objects, collision obstructions, and terrain topography. The scanning array can scan for sounds emitted by objects in the vicinity of the scanning array, passive energy receipt sources, or it can also send out an energy beam and scan for... Agent: Robert Frohwerk

20110006945 - Communication device, communication method, program and communication system: A communication device is provided which includes a positioning information receiving portion that receives positioning information, by wireless signal, from another communication device, the positioning information including first satellite orbit information that indicates respective orbits of a specific number of satellites and position information that indicates a position of the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20110006946 - Navigation system with a signal processor: A signal processor for processing multiple satellite signals is disclosed. The signal processor includes multiple acquisition channels operable for capturing tracking information from a first plurality of satellite signals synchronously according to multiple correlations between multiple reference coarse acquisition (C/A) codes and the first plurality of satellite signals. The signal... Agent: O2micro Inc C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP

20110006947 - System and/or method for reducing ambiguities in received sps signals: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to systems, apparatuses, and/or methods for resolving ambiguities associated with signals received from space vehicles (SVs) in a satellite navigation system. For example, certain methods include receiving a first SV signal from a first satellite positioning system (SPS), and reducing a bit edge ambiguity... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20110006948 - Onboard antenna system for satellite tracking with polarization control: e

20110006949 - Method and apparatus for phased array antenna field recalibration: A system and method for calibrating a modular phased array antenna after replacement of a component of the modular phased array antenna including a plurality of sub-arrays, each sub-array including a plurality of antenna elements. A complex correction coefficient is determined for correcting a phase and amplitude of one antenna... Agent: Christie Parker & Hale LLP

01/06/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20110001652 - Method and apparatus for generating angular deception signals: A method for generating and transmitting deception signals to location devices comprises use of tracking monopulse radars and associated apparatus to be installed on aircraft in particular of the rotary-blade type. The deception signals generated and sent to the tracking radar cause an angular deception, and such that, for example,... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110001662 - Process and a device for automatically determining meteorological conditions in the vicinity of an aircraft: A process and a device for automatically determining meteorological conditions in the vicinity of an aircraft is disclosed. The device (1) comprises a meteorological radar (2), able to determine the meteorological information associated with a primary geographical area ahead of an aircraft, and means (3, 4A, 4B) for automatically determining... Agent: J. Rodman Steele Novak Druce & Quigg LLP

20110001653 - Method and apparatus to improve the ability to decode ads-b squitters through multiple processing paths: A system is delineated comprising a TCAS receiver having one or more filters, one or more amplifiers and one or more A/D converters, the one or more A/D converters for digitizing analog data into digital data for decoding one or more of an ADS-B message and a TIS-B message; and... Agent: Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20110001654 - Process and a device for detecting aircrafts circulating in an air space surrounding an airplane: A process and a device for detecting aircrafts circulating in an air space surrounding an airplane is disclosed. The device (1A) comprises means (2, 3) for detecting an aircraft circulating in the air space surrounding the airplane and, in case of a detection, for determining a first position and a... Agent: J. Rodman Steele Novak Druce & Quigg LLP

20110001655 - Determining physical properties of structural members in dynamic multi-path clutter environments: A method for determining a physical property of a structural member in a dynamic multi-path clutter environment is given. The method comprises transmitting an RF interrogation signal to a wireless sensor operable to receive the RF interrogation signal, produce a reference signal and a measurement signal, and transmit the reference... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

20110001656 - Radar system and signal processing method for radar system: A radar system includes: a transmission antenna outputting transmission signals having multiple frequencies; multiple reception antennas receiving reflected waves of the transmission signals, reflected from an object; a mixer mixing the transmission signals with reception signals received by the reception antennas to generate beat signals; and a signal processing unit... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110001657 - Sensor suite and signal processing for border surveillance: A land-based Smart-Sensor System and several system architectures for detection, tracking, and classification of people and vehicles automatically and in real time for border, property, and facility security surveillance is described. The preferred embodiment of the proposed Smart-Sensor System is comprised of (1) a low-cost, non-coherent radar, whose function is... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20110001658 - System and method for precision geolocation utilizing multiple sensing modalities: A system and method for determining the geolocation of a signal emitter moving at an unknown velocity by combining signal data of a target detection platform (e.g., a radar system) and signal data collected by two or more moving signal collection platforms (e.g., RF signal receivers). In one embodiment, the... Agent: Christie Parker & Hale LLP

20110001659 - Device and method for the improved directional estimation and decoding by means of secondary radar signals: 1. A device and a method for the improved directional estimation and decoding by means of secondary radar signals. 2.1 Radio-based positioning systems on the basis of secondary radar signals are known. For this purpose special receiver systems are utilized for estimating the direction, and special receiver systems are utilized... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP

20110001660 - Self calibrating conformal phased array: A system and method for a self calibrating conformal phased array are disclosed involving a plurality of transmit/receive elements; a plurality of embedded, calibration transmit/receive elements scattered across the array; and at least one back-end processor. The calibration transmit/receive elements are used to track any physical calibration transmit/receive element's relative... Agent: The Boeing Company

20110001661 - Method of detecting target object and target object detection device: This disclosure provides a target object detection device for detecting different detection areas by different pulse-shaped signals and synthesizing detected information to detect an area from an antenna position to a given distance. The device includes a transmission module for transmitting at least two or more different pulse-shaped transmission signals... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110001663 - Position calculation method and position calculation apparatus: A position calculation method and apparatus are described. The position calculation apparatus may include an inertial measurement unit and be configured to be coupled with at least one sensor unit for detecting a physical event for use in position calculation. The presence of and type sensor unit may identified, and... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20110001664 - Use of phasor measurement units for differential global navigation satellite systems (dgnss): A system determines and transmits correctional data of a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) which has a plurality of reference stations that can be used to determine the correction data by repeatedly measuring the position of the reference stations and comparing it to the previously determined exact position. The data... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20110001665 - Camera radio signal operation based on global positioning: Methods and by which a radio signal transmitter of a photographic device may be configured to adhere to the local legal and regulatory limits of a specific region based on a locational fix data derived from a global positioning system GPS receiver of the photographic device.... Agent: Leap Devices, LLC

20110001666 - Carrier phase processing in discontinuous satellite positioning system tracking: Disclosed is an apparatus, system and method for location determination following a search discontinuity utilizing early sampling of a satellite positioning system signal to determine a common code phase offset, pseudorange rate and mode of location calculation.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20110001667 - Antenna control device, reception device, and antenna control method: A reception device includes: a variable-directivity antenna; an antenna amplifier which amplifies a signal inputted from the variable-directivity antenna; a regulator which supplies DC power to the antenna amplifier; a full wave rectification unit which supplies the DC power to the regulator; a signal line; a DC power source; and... Agent: Ndq&m Watchstone LLP

20110001668 - Rebroadcasting method and system for navigation signals: A “synchrolite” or rebroadcasting device allows GPS or GNSS navigation signals received at one or several locations to be processed at a separate location. The signals received by the synchrolite are added to a pilot tone and then encoded with a superimposed spread-spectrum code before being rebroadcast. The superimposed code... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

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