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Communications: directive radio wave systems and devices (e.g., radar, radio navigation) February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/11

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02/24/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20110043403 - Millimeter wave camera with improved resolution through the use of the sar principle in combination with a focusing optic: The present invention concerns an apparatus for and a method of imaging an object by means of electromagnetic very high frequency radiation. The state of the art discloses systems for and methods of imaging with a synthetic aperture, which distinguish the signals emitted by individual transmitting antennas from each other... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20110043402 - Terrestrial object information judging image producing method and program: In the case where radar image data obtained from a radar device equipped in a flying body and optical image data of a district taken by the radar device are synthesized to produce a terrestrial object information judging image, the radar image data are approximated to a black and white... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110043401 - Voltage-controlled oscillator and radar system: A voltage-controlled oscillator circuit comprises an output terminal for providing an oscillatory output signal thereat, a first inductor, a varactor, and a negative-resistance element. The varactor's capacitance is a function of a tuning potential applied at a first terminal of the varactor. A bias branch is present for coupling a... Agent: Larson Newman & Abel, LLP

20110043404 - Method and apparatus for updating transformation information parameters used in global navigation satellite system: A method for updating a set of transformation information parameters used in a global navigation satellite system includes: obtaining at least one satellite navigation information for a satellite; and updating the set of transformation information parameters according to the obtained satellite navigation information. The method can extend the life time... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20110043405 - Mems controlled oscillator: An array of micromechanical oscillators have different resonant frequencies based on their geometries. In one embodiment, a micromechanical oscillator has a resonant frequency defined by an effective spring constant that is modified by application of heat. In one embodiment, the oscillator is disc of material supported by a pillar of... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20110043406 - Finding the position of a mobile terminal: A method and apparatus are disclosed for determining the position, or change in the position, of a mobile terminal. The terminal has a receiver for receiving the signals from one or more transmission sources at unknown positions and an independent positioning device able to find, when operative, the position of... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo And Goodman, L.L.P.

20110043407 - Methods and systems for determining the location of an electronic device: Embodiments of the present invention include a method of determining a location of a mobile device. The method comprises transmitting a signal between a plurality of known locations and receiving signal at device of unknown location such as a mobile device. The signal may include multiple tones having different frequencies... Agent: Adeli & Tollen, LLP

02/17/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20110037638 - Motorcycle communication system with radar detector, and mounting assemblies therefor: A communication system for use with a motorcycle includes a main unit that has a detector and a transmitter that transmits an alert signal upon the detection of a radar or laser by the detector. The system further includes either a visual indicator or an audio indicator. The visual indicator... Agent: Raymond Sun

20110037639 - System and method for detecting, locating and identifying objects located above the ground and below the ground in a pre-referenced area of interest: The invention relates to a system and method for detecting, locating and identifying objects located above ground or below ground in an area of interest, comprising an airborne vehicle which circumscribes the area of interest and which includes a built-in radar having an antenna with a respective transmitter and receiver,... Agent: Karim Lagobi

20110037640 - Object sensing system: An object sensing system includes a radar system including at least one aperture through which a radar signal is transmitted and at least one aperture through which reflected radar signals are received. The sensing system also includes a stereo vision system including a first sensor and a second sensor. The... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20110037641 - Method for operating a radar and radar: A method for operating a radar, having the following steps: determining first and second differential signals from a first and second transmitted frequency-modulated signal and received components of the first and second transmitted frequency-modulated signal reflected by a plurality of objects; determining in each case one first and one second... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20110037642 - Continuous wave radar: A continuous wave frequency shift-keyed radar apparatus comprising means for changing the frequency of the transmitted continuous wave periodically and in a pseudo-random sequence, means for mixing the received wave with the transmitted wave or a delayed version thereof to produce a beat signal, means for sampling the beat signal,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110037643 - Enhanced impulse response measurement of an fm radar transmitter pulse: An enhanced impulse response measurement for a pulsed frequency modulation (FM) radar signal provides a more accurate measurement of the amplitude of a secondary response relative to the amplitude of a main response. The pulsed FM radar signal is sampled to produce a time-domain sample record. The sample record is... Agent: Michael A. Nelson Tektronix, Inc.

20110037645 - Gps pre-aquisition for geotagging digital photos: A handheld electronic device, such as a GPS-enabled wireless communications device with an embedded camera, a GPS-enabled camera-phone or a GPS-enabled digital camera, determines whether ephemeris data needs to be obtained for geotagging digital photos taken with the device. By monitoring user activity with respect to the camera, such as... Agent: Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP (rim)

20110037644 - Method and apparatus for utilization of location determination signal samples in noisy environments: An apparatus for location determination includes a location determination receiver configured to receive location determination signals, a location determination signal quality assessment component configured to assess a quality of received location determination signals, and a location determination processor responsive to an output of the location determination signal quality component. The... Agent: Mcguirewoods, LLP

20110037646 - Inter-mobile body carrier phase positioning device and method: The inter-mobile body carrier phase positioning device according to the invention includes: a first observation data acquisition means that acquires observation data concerning a phase accumulation value observed in a first mobile body; a second observation data acquisition means that acquires observation data concerning a phase accumulation value observed in... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20110037647 - Relative position detecting apparatus, and relative position detecting system: In a case in which three or more movable objects, each of those detecting the relative position with respect to another movable object, are able to communicate with each other: a reference movable object obtains observation data and transmits the observation data to non-reference movable objects; one non-reference movable object... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20110037648 - Apparatus for transmitting pseudollite signal based on single clock and positioning system using the same: An apparatus for transmitting a pseudollite signal so that a navigation signal is transmitted includes: at least four pseudollite configured to generate and output pseudollite codes for navigation; antennas configured to transmit signals outputted by the pseudollite corresponding to the antennas, respectively; and a single synchronization clock unit configured to... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20110037649 - Enhancing position accuracy in global positioning system receivers: Enhancing position accuracy in global positioning system receivers. A pseudorange is measured, in a receiver, from each signal of a plurality of signals. Each signal is received from a different one of a plurality of satellites. A check is performed for an inconsistency among measured pseudoranges. Each measured pseudorange corresponds... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20110037650 - Method and apparatus for reducing power consumption in gnss receivers: Systems and methods are disclosed herein to use what is referred to as adaptive continuous tracking (ACT) to reduce the power consumption of GNSS receivers. In GNSS receivers, performance as measured by position accuracy is a function of the observation time of the satellites. A longer observation time translates into... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLP

20110037651 - Method of amending navigation data of a global navigation system: For amending navigation data of a global navigation system, navigation signals are received from a space vehicle, and a predicted clock phase offset of the clock signal sent from the space vehicle is estimated and stored in a memory. The clock phase offset difference between the current estimated clock phase... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20110037652 - Cross-prn phase correction for gps processing: Methods and systems are provided for accessing GPS signals in faded environments. Means are provided for predicting the nonlinear phase induced by the receiver's own clock, when there is at least one GPS satellite link strong enough to calculate a phase profile. In an embodiment, GPS signals are accessed in... Agent: The Johns Hopkins Universityapplied Physics Labora Office Of Patent Counsel

20110037653 - Phase correction apparatus, dvor apparatus, and phase correction method: A phase correction apparatus comprising a storing means configured to store a phase correction value associated with each of a plurality of transmission antennas in which the phase correction value is calculated according to an electrical length of a signal path extending from a signal generator generating a transmission signal... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

02/10/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20110032138 - Method for operating an electrical device and electrical device: The invention relates to a method for operating an electrical device which during operation emits electromagnetic radiation at least temporarily, and to a method for operating a locating device for identifying objects. The method for operating an electrical device is characterized in that the presence of an external radiation source... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20110032142 - Synthetic aperture processing system and synthetc aperture processing method: A synthetic aperture processing system 10 includes a signal transmission unit 12 for generating a plurality of chirp waves and radiating the plurality of chirp waves to an irradiation region from a plurality of measuring sites, a signal reception unit 14 for receiving a plurality of reflected waves caused by... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20110032139 - Method for human only activity detection based on radar signals: A method of detecting human presence includes using a radar sensor to monitor a space, and receiving an output signal from the radar sensor. A Fourier transform is performed on the output signal to produce a signal spectrum. It is decided whether the output signal is indicative of human activity... Agent: Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

20110032140 - Method of displaying a radar image: m

20110032141 - Modular radar architecture: The present invention relates to the field active electronic scanning radar systems. It provides an architecture for active antenna radar based on a functional unit, the elementary radar unit. The elementary radar unit comprises all of the functions required for generating N independent radar channels. In this regard, it comprises... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20110032143 - Fixed user terminal for inclined orbit satellite operation: An advanced multiple-beam fixed ground terminal is achieved that is capable of simultaneously tracking multiple inclined orbit satellites, increasing and suppressing gain in multiple directions. The fixed user terminal equipped with digital beam-forming and null-forming technique can track and identify signals from multiple inclined orbit satellites at the same time.... Agent: Spatial Digital Systems

20110032144 - Real-time data aiding for enhanced gps performance: Data from GPS satellites within the field of view of a ground station are retransmitted to LEO satellites, such as Iridium satellites, and cross-linked if necessary before being transmitted to a user. The user is then able to combine the fed-forward data with data received directly from GPS satellites in... Agent: Duke W. Yee

20110032145 - Method and system for performing gesture-based directed search: A method and apparatus for performing gesture-based directed search using a portable electronic device is provided. The method includes receiving geographic location information of the portable electronic device. At least one signal associated with a motion of the portable electronic device is detected and directional information is determined based on... Agent: Motorola Mobility, Inc

20110032146 - Providing positioning assistance data: For supporting the use of positioning assistance data, a positioning assistance server collects positioning assistance data from at least one mobile device and Provides the collected positioning assistance data for distribution to at least one other device.... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20110032147 - Providing ephemeris data and clock corrections to a satellite navigation system receiver: A device can access scaled values and scaling factors, which are used to convert the scaled values into coefficients and residuals. The coefficients and residuals can in turn be used with time-dependent functions to reconstruct predicted ephemeris data, including clock correction data, for satellite navigation system satellites. Ephemeris data that... Agent: Atheros Communications C/o Murabitio, Hao & Barnes LLP

20110032148 - Triggered satellite positioning: A method of processing signals from a satellite positioning system. The method comprises using a processing method dependent on one or more parameters of a first trigger signal in addition to its timing. The processing method may comprise controlling how data is captured and stored and/or how data is subsequently... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20110032149 - System and methods for antenna optimization for wireless broadband communication: A system and method for antenna optimization for wireless broadband communication is provided. Such an enhanced antenna array includes higher-gain antenna and lower-gain antenna. The beamforming antenna, both higher-gain and lower-gain, are designed to be able to transmit to and receive from another transceiver. The higher-gain antenna may be designed... Agent: Kang Lim

20110032150 - Beamforming apparatus and method for multi-antenna system: A beamforming apparatus for a multi-antenna system includes a phase control unit including a plurality of phase shifters which respectively control the phases of signals according to a preset phase weight vector; a signal combination unit combining the signals outputted from the plurality of phase shifters; a frequency down converter... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20110032151 - Monostatic multi-beam radar sensor, as well as method: A monostatic multi-beam radar sensor includes a group antenna and a mixer system made up of a plurality of transfer mixers connected to antenna elements of the group antenna. A first number of the transfer mixers is switched to isolation mode and a second number of the transfer mixers is... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20110032152 - Method and apparatus for positioning mobile device: A method for positioning a mobile device includes following steps. Based on a prior location point of the mobile device, many sample particles are generated according to a prior probability distribution associated with the prior location point. A current moving track or a current behavior mode of the mobile device... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

02/03/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20110025544 - Radar reflector: A submarine warfare radar training system 10 includes an underwater vehicle 15 towing a float device 40 and a radar reflective target 45. The radar reflective target 45 is configured as a hollow tube-shaped element 50 having circular open leading and trailing open circular end to allow water to flow... Agent: Raytheon Company C/o Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP

20110025547 - Determination of hostile individuals armed with weapon, using respiration and heartbeat as well as spectral analysis at 60 ghz: A system includes a plurality of radar units configured to provide scan data to a network; a signal processing and imaging module connected to the network and configured to receive the scan data, identify a target, and determine a type of the target based on a radar profile of the... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20110025545 - Method and system for motion compensation for hand held mti radar sensor: Methods to quantify the amount of radial platform motion of a portable sensor are described. In an exemplary embodiment, the method uses the frequency domain phase data in the range bin corresponding to a large stationary object. A correction factor is computed and applied back into the time domain samples... Agent: Christie Parker & Hale LLP

20110025546 - Mobile sense through the wall radar system: A method and apparatus for sensing a target through a wall or obstruction by a Moving Target Indicator (MTI) radar sensor. In an exemplary embodiment, a series of radar pulses are transmitted at frequencies less than about 5 GHz. Radar return signals are received at a plurality of receive antenna... Agent: Christie Parker & Hale LLP

20110025548 - System and method for vehicle sensor fusion: A system and method is provided for tracking and evaluating targets sensed by one or more active safety sensors in a motor vehicle. The system and method tracks detected targets from one or more sensors as fused tracks, and determines the maturity and plausibility of such fused tracks in determining... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)

20110025549 - Tracking coordinator for air-to-air and air-to-ground tracking: A method and system for coordinating air-to-air tracking and air-to-ground tracking for an airborne tracked target that is landing or performing an airdrop. Air-to-air tracking data is analyzed to detect if the tracked target is landing, and a predicted landing location is computed. An air-to-ground sensor is activated, via a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20110025550 - High-frequency module and method of manufacturing the same, and transmitter, receiver, transceiver, and radar apparatus comprising the high-frequency module: A high-frequency module according to the present embodiment includes a substrate, a circuit board, and a resonator. The substrate has an input-output portion for high-frequency signals formed on one surface thereof. The circuit board includes a dielectric waveguide line with its end face exposed, and is placed on the one... Agent: Dla Piper US LLP

20110025551 - Burnout time estimation and early thrust termination determination for a boosting target: A system senses the presence of a boosting missile or target and processes the information by comparison of the data with a plurality of predetermined templates of nominal missile characteristics, in order to determine the state of the missile. The processing includes estimation of burnout time and of early thrust... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - Princeton

20110025552 - High-frequency module and method of manufacturing the same, and transmitter, receiver, transceiver, and radar apparatus comprising the high-frequency module: A high-frequency module according to the present embodiment includes a substrate, a circuit board, and a waveguide. The substrate has an input-output portion for high-frequency signals on one surface thereof. The circuit board has a dielectric waveguide line with its end face exposed, and is placed on the one surface... Agent: Dla Piper US LLP

20110025553 - Radar high frequency module: A radar high frequency module having at least one distance piece mounted at the flat top wall of the shielding cover for supporting the shielding cover on the printed circuit board without mechanical contact of the downwardly extending side walls of the shielding cover with the printed circuit board to... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20110025554 - Method for a deeper search in a time-limited image satellite planning environment: The present invention relates to image satellite planning, and more particularly to a method for allowing a deeper search for high value targets in a time-limited planning environment. In an exemplary embodiment, a method of computing an ordered subset of targets includes using an approximation for the time needed for... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20110025555 - System and method for augmenting dgnss with internally-generated differential correction: In the invention, a rover receiver first utilizes data from a base Receiver, a DGNSS reference network, or other differential source to compute a differentially corrected location. Then, using this location and data observed only at the rover, the rover computes an internal set of differential corrections that are stored... Agent: Law Office Of Mark Brown, LLC

20110025556 - Connection locator in a power aggregation system for distributed electric resources: Systems and methods are described for a power aggregation system. In one implementation, a service establishes individual Internet connections to numerous electric resources intermittently connected to the power grid, such as electric vehicles. The Internet connection may be made over the same wire that connects the resource to the power... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC Suite 500

20110025557 - Positioning with wireless local area networks and wlan-aided global positioning systems: Accurate position capability can be quickly provided using a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN). When associated with a WLAN, a wireless device can quickly determine its relative and/or coordinate position based on information provided by an access point in the WLAN. Before a wireless device disassociates with the access point,... Agent: Bever Hoffman & Harms, LLP

20110025558 - Device and method for the real-time monitoring of the integrity of a satellite navigation system: The invention relates to a calculation device providing means for estimating an indication of integrity of a satellite navigation system, including a means for estimating in real time, by measuring data calculated by the navigation system, an indication of integrity of the system with respect to very low-probability location errors,... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20110025559 - Method and apparatus for using gps satellite state computations in glonass measurement processing: The present invention is related to location positioning systems, and more particularly, to a method and apparatus for using satellite state information from two or more different satellite systems in navigation processing. According to one aspect, it makes use of GPS extended ephemeris functionality to produce satellite state vector estimates... Agent: Sirf Technology, Inc C/o Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20110025560 - Method and system for syntesizing array antennas: A method for synthesizing an array factor for an array antenna based on a target shape of an array factor amplitude, includes: calculating an array factor phase based on the target shape of the array factor amplitude, and calculating array antenna weight coefficients using the least mean square method, where... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20110025561 - Position determination using atsc-m/h signals: Apparatus to determine the position of a user terminal, the apparatus having corresponding methods and computer-readable media, comprise: a receiver to receive at the user terminal an American Television Standards Committee Mobile/Handheld (ATSC-M/H) broadcast signal from a ATSC-M/H transmitter; and a pseudorange module to determine a pseudorange between the receiver... Agent: Law Office Of Richard A. Dunning, Jr.

20110025562 - Tightly coupled uwb/imu pose estimation system and method: A six-degree-of-freedom (6DOF) tracking system adapts aspects of Ultra-Wideband (UWB) measurement and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) inertial measurements within a unique tightly coupled fusion algorithm to accurately and efficiently measure an object's position as well as orientation. The principle of operation of the system protects against the negative effects of multipath... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20110025563 - Method for measuring incoming angles of coherent sources using space smoothing on any sensor network: A method for interpolating steering vectors a(θ) of a sensor network, the sensor network receiving signals transmitted by a source, characterized in that, for the interpolation of the steering vectors a(θ), use is made of one or more omnidirectional modal functions z(θ)k where z(θ)=exp(jθ) where θ corresponds to an angle... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

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