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Communications: directive radio wave systems and devices (e.g., radar, radio navigation) August inventions list 08/12

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08/30/2012 > 13 patent applications in 11 patent subcategories. inventions list

20120218140 - Method and apparatus for compensating for a parameter change in a synthetic aperture imaging system: There is described a method for processing data generated by a synthetic aperture imaging system, comprising: receiving raw data representative of electromagnetic signals reflected by a target area to be imaged; receiving a parameter change for the synthetic aperture imaging system; digitally correcting the raw data in accordance with the... Agent:

20120218138 - Full fidelity radar receiver digital video distribution and processing: A processing device for providing radar data onto a local area network includes an analog-to-digital converter operable to receive analog radar data from an antenna and converter operable to convert the analog radar data into digital radar data. An interference rejector removes radar signals of other antennas from the digital... Agent:

20120218139 - Correlation filter for target suppression, weight calculation method, weight calculation device, adaptive array antenna, and radar device: In an adaptive array antenna, an array antenna receives a signal containing a reflected target signal of a radar pulse, a correlation filter circuit suppresses a component correlating with a target signal in the received signal by applying a correlation filter to the received signal, a weight calculation circuit calculates... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20120218141 - Method for iterative estimation of global parameters: A method for iterative estimation of a set of unknown channel parameters in a beamforming network including determining a first order estimate of offsets at measurement nodes and an estimate of the confidence in the initial estimate of the measurement nodes' offsets, and iterating, until a desired estimation accuracy is... Agent: Hughes Network Systems, LLC

20120218144 - Mobile storage unit: A mobile storage unit is disclosed. The mobile storage unit includes a rigid exo-skeletal frame and a flexible storage bag that couples to the rigid exo-skeletal frame while within an open storage region framed by the exo-skeletal frame. The mobile storage unit also includes a top seat portion and stabilizing... Agent: Zuca, Inc.

20120218143 - Gnss ultra-short baseline heading determination system and method: A heading determination system comprises an inertial measurement unit (IMU) coupled with at least two GNSS receivers, each receiver paired with and receiving signals from a corresponding GNSS antenna, wherein the GNSS antennas are separated by an ultra-short baseline. The heading determination system receives signals broadcast by a plurality of... Agent:

20120218142 - Reporting of last acquired position during gap of satellite reception for gnss systems: A GNSS receiver includes a radio frequency module and an antenna for acquiring and tracking signals from various satellites and demodulating them to an intermediate frequency or a baseband signal. The receiver also includes a processing unit for processing the demodulated signals to obtain a first position, velocity, and time... Agent: Maxlinear, Inc.

20120218145 - Pseudolite-based navigation system: The pseudolite-based navigation system includes: a plurality of pseudolites for transmitting a navigation signal which simulates a satellite signal transmitted from a plurality of GNSS satellites; and a portable device capable of calculating a navigation solution for a location thereof based on the signal received from the pseudolites, wherein the... Agent: Snu R&db Foundation

20120218146 - Dynamic sleep time calculation for gnss receiver: A GNSS receiver includes a sensing element for detecting an environmental condition, a control unit for dynamically calculating a sleep time duration in response to the environmental condition, and a digital processing unit that operates in a first mode or in a second mode based on the calculated sleep time... Agent: Maxlinear, Inc.

20120218147 - Precise absolute time transfer from a satellite system: Various techniques are provided for obtaining a precise absolute time using a satellite system. In one example, a method of transferring precise absolute time from a satellite to a device includes receiving data from a messaging channel, wherein the data has a frame structure. The method also includes using the... Agent: The Boeing Company

20120218148 - Satellite radio receiver: A satellite radio receiver includes: an acquisition unit for setting one reception frequency in turn at a first frequency interval over a first frequency range, allowing a processor to acquire a signal having the reception frequency as digital data having a first bit number, and detecting the satellite signals based... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

20120218149 - Lightweight air-cooled transmit/receive unit and active phased array including same: A light-weight, air-cooled transmit/receive unit is provided, including a first external cover member, an opposed second external cover member, and a central housing unit, including thermal management means, interposed between the first and second external cover members. A transmit/receive circuit board, including components and an integrated and common radiating element... Agent: Saab Sensis Corporation

20120218150 - Management server, population information calculation management server, non-populated area management method, and population information calculation method: To provide a management server, population information calculation management server, non-populated area management method, and population information calculation method capable of easily specifying a depopulated area and calculating accurate population information, a GPS information collection unit (519) collects location information of mobile equipments (100) and stores them into a GPS... Agent: Ntt Docomo, Inc.

08/23/2012 > 12 patent applications in 11 patent subcategories. inventions list

20120212363 - Method and device for neutralizing a target: A method for remotely neutralizing a target. The method includes transmission by a probe antenna toward the target of a test signal having a frequency spectrum having at least two distinct test frequencies; reception by an array of at least two antennas of a plurality of waves scattered by the... Agent: Thales

20120212367 - Methods and systems for identifying hazardous flight zone areas on a display: Systems and methods for representing a weather hazard without also including a large percentage of non-hazard area. An exemplary system includes a memory that stores radar reflectivity data in a three-dimensional buffer, a display device and a processor that is in data communication with the memory and the display device.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20120212364 - In-vehicle radar device and cover for in-vehicle radar device: An in-vehicle radar device which radiates electromagnetic waves and receives reflected waves, from an object, of the electromagnetic waves so as to detect a location of the object and which is mounted on a rear of a vehicle, the in-vehicle radar device including: a transmission-and-reception section that transmits the electromagnetic... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20120212365 - Monitoring a production or conveyor environment by means of radar: A method using an antenna arrangement. The antenna arrangement includes a switched transmission antenna array with a number of transmission antennas, which radiate a radar transmission signal one after the other corresponding to a predetermined switching sequence. A first receiving antenna and a second receiving antenna receive the transmitted radar... Agent: Endress + Hauser Gmbh + Co. Kg

20120212366 - System and method for sensing distance and/or movement: A method (e.g., a method for measuring a separation distance to a target object) includes transmitting an electromagnetic first transmitted signal from a transmitting antenna toward a target object that is a separated from the transmitting antenna by a separation distance. The first transmitted signal includes a first transmit pattern... Agent: Transrobotics, Inc.

20120212368 - Electromagnetically induced transparency weapons methods: Electromagnetic weapons methods are introduced with the ability to improve, in a multitude of ways, the task of terminating a target.... Agent:

20120212369 - Method and system for determining navigation parameters of an aircraft: Method for determining navigation parameters of an aircraft, characterized in that it consists at least in determining the geographic speed {right arrow over (V)}, expressed in a given local fixed coordinate system {{right arrow over (i)}, {right arrow over (j)}, {right arrow over (k)}}, based on the measurements m, of... Agent: Thales

20120212370 - Wireless communication device and associated method including control of positioning-system receiver and shared oscillator: The wireless communication device includes a wireless communication transceiver to generate an oscillator control signal and an activation signal, a positioning-system receiver (e.g. a GPS receiver) to process received positioning signals, and a shared oscillator (e.g. a temperature compensated and voltage controlled crystal oscillator TCVCXO) responsive to the oscillator control... Agent: Research In Motion Limited

20120212372 - Method of designing weight vectors for a dual beam antenna with orthogonal polarizations: The present invention relates to a method of generating two beams, having orthogonal polarizations, covering a selected area using an antenna (20) comprising multiple dual-polarized array elements (11). Each dual-polarized array element having a first phase centre (18) associated with a first polarization and a second phase centre (18) associated... Agent: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)

20120212371 - Receive only smart ground-terminal antenna for geostationary satellites in slightly inclined orbits: A receive only smart antenna with a command pointing option for communicating with geostationary satellites that autonomously detects the directions from which desired signal are received, and steer the multiple beams accordingly. An array feed is used to illuminate a parabolic reflector. Each feed element of the receive only smart... Agent: Spatial Digital Systems

20120212373 - System for measuring the radial speed of a moving body: A system for measuring the radial speed of a moving body in a line of sight determined for a referential position includes an emitter assembly for emitting a signal and a referential receiver assembly dedicated to reception of said signal. The emitter assembly is disposed on a first of the... Agent: Thales

20120212374 - Method and apparatus for rf-based ranging with multiple antennas: An apparatus having a first antenna; a second antenna; and a controller coupled to the first and second antennas, wherein the controller is configured to determine a first ranging measurement between the first antenna and a device antenna on a device; determine a second ranging measurement between the second antenna... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

08/16/2012 > 13 patent applications in 11 patent subcategories. inventions list

20120206292 - Synthetic aperture radar image formation system and method: A saturated input signal acquired by a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) system is processed by estimating a reconstruction that generated the input signal, reproducing an input signal from an estimated reconstruction to generate a reproduced signal, comparing the reproduced signal with the input signal; adjusting an estimated reconstruction based on... Agent:

20120206293 - Method and system for forming images by comparing subsets of image data: A system and method for generating enhanced images of a target area using projection data obtained using an electromagnetic radiation source, the method comprising forming an initial aperture of data points containing positional information of the transmitter and receiver of the electromagnetic radiation; and an associated data record; randomly removing... Agent: U.s Government As Represented By The Secretary Of The Army

20120206288 - Doppler sensor and illumination device including same: A doppler sensor includes a doppler signal generation unit and a determining unit. The doppler signal generation unit serves to transmit an electric wave to a detection range and receiving electric waves from a detection range, and generating a doppler signal based on a transmission signal used in transmitting the... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120206289 - Air defense system architecture combining passive radars and active radars: The architecture includes a passive radar using opportunistic transmitters and a plurality of active radars that cooperate in the form of a coalition to assure the surveillance of an area of space. The passive radar and the active radars that form the architecture include means for exchanging information and the... Agent: Thales

20120206290 - Microwave emitter and level measuring device: A microwave transmitting device for a level measuring device (1) having an electronic device, a microwave emitter and a waveguide (3). The inside of the waveguide is filled with a casting compound. A microwave transmitting device that is particularly compact and cost-effective is implemented by the microwave emitter and the... Agent: Krohne Messtechnik Gmbh

20120206291 - Bench-top measurement method, apparatus and system for phased array radar apparatus calibration: A method for determining beamformer scattering parameters for a plurality of phased array radar antenna subarrays that each include a radiating (e.g., dipole) component and a beamformer component provides for obtaining for the plurality of phased array radar antenna subarrays a plurality of electromagnetic measurements at a plurality of ports.... Agent: Src, Inc.

20120206294 - Samsung electronics co., ltd.: A Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver includes a GPS receiving unit configured to receive navigation data from at least one visible satellite, a decoder configured to decode the received navigation data to extract time and almanac information from the decoded navigation data and a database configured to store satellite disposition... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120206297 - Adaptive positioning signal search strategy for a mobile device: Various techniques are provided which may be implemented in a mobile device to acquire a first positioning signal transmitted by a first transmitter of a first satellite in geostationary orbit, associate the first positioning signal with a coverage region to determine a rough position of the mobile device, and affect... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20120206295 - Method and device for receiving gnss location information on a mobile computing device through an ad-hoc network: A mobile computing device comprising processing components, memory components, and at least one wireless transmitter/receiver. The at least one wireless transmitter/receiver comprises a gps communication device and a network communication device. When at least a portion of gps location information is unable to be received by the gps communication device,... Agent: Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc.

20120206296 - Self-charging power controlled system for locating animals by gps: A portable tracking unit attached to a movable object, such as an animal's collar, includes a GPS receiver to receive GPS signals from multiple satellites for use in multilateration calculations in determining the current position of the tracking unit. A processor in the tracking unit processes the GPS data signals... Agent:

20120206298 - Method and apparatus for navigation systems: The invention relates to a network element comprising a controlling element for forming assistance data relating to two or more signals transmitted by a reference station of at least one navigation system; and a transmitter for transmitting the assistance data via a communications network to a device. The device comprises... Agent: Nokia Corporation

20120206299 - Millimeter-wave communications using a reflector: Methods and systems for establishing a non-line of sight millimeter wave connection that include a transmitter unit having beam-steering capability, a receiver unit having beam-steering capability, and a reflecting unit in a position having a line-of-sight path to the transmitter unit and the receiver unit. The reflecting unit includes an... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120206300 - Tracking method combining a passive radar and other sensors: A method is disclosed for merging detection information produced by various sensors of a detection system formed by a passive radar system including various bistatic bases and by an external sensor. The method includes two processing phases. During the first phase, for each bistatic base of the passive radar bistatic... Agent: Thales

08/09/2012 > 17 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories. inventions list

20120200444 - Arrangement to measure the deflection of an object: A reflector is arranged at a first position, which is assigned to a first end of the object. An antenna-system is arranged at a second position, which is assigned to a second end of the object. The antenna system contains a transmit antenna and a receive antenna, while the reflector... Agent:

20120200445 - Sensor cart positioning system and method: A movable platform has a front end, a back end, a longitudinal axis, and at least one axle oriented generally transverse to the longitudinal axis and located between the front and back ends for supporting wheels of the platform. A position sensor is affixed on the platform at a location... Agent:

20120200446 - Radar device and target detection method: A radar device that detects a target includes two or more transmitting antennas and two or more receiving antennas, including a combination of two or more transmitting antennas and receiving antennas that form two or more reference paths at which spatial phases become identical; an envelope detection unit that acquires... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20120200447 - Passive bird-strike avoidance systems and methods: Systems and methods for providing passive bird-strike avoidance. A passive L-band receiver system is located on an aircraft. The system includes a processor and an antenna having an array of four or more elements. The antenna configured to receive L-band signals. The processor receives the L-band signals from the antenna,... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20120200448 - Radar network communication through sensing of frequency hopping: In one embodiment, a radar communication system includes a plurality of radars having a communication range and being capable of operating at a sensing frequency and a reporting frequency, wherein the reporting frequency is different than the sensing frequency, each radar is adapted for operating at the sensing frequency until... Agent: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC.

20120200449 - Adaptive electronically steerable array (aesa) system for multi-band and multi-aperture operation and method for maintaining data links with one or more stations in different frequency bands: Embodiments of an adaptive electronically steerable array (AESA) system suitable for use on a vehicle and method for communicating are generally described herein. In some embodiments, the AESA system includes a plurality of arrays of radiating elements and control circuitry to configure the arrays for multi-band and multi-aperture operations to... Agent: Raytheon Company- Waltham, Ma

20120200450 - Radar device: A radar device (10) comprising a transmission antenna (14) for transmitting electromagnetic waves; a reception antenna (15) for receiving waves; and a detector unit (34) which detects, based on the reflected waves, the positions of a preceding vehicle and a preceding object, judges the preceding object to be the same... Agent: Fujitsu Ten Limited

20120200451 - Radar device, radar receiver, and target detection method: According to one embodiment, a radar device includes a radio module, a pulse compressor, a Doppler filter processor, a signal processor, an integration processor, an estimation module and a target detector. The radio module receives a plurality of received pulses corresponding to transmission pulses transmitted from a transmitter. The integration... Agent:

20120200452 - Method and apparatus for calculating the displacement and velocity of impact-driven piles: A method and system are disclosed for calculating a longitudinal displacement and a velocity of the longitudinal displacement of a load bearing pile as the pile is being driven into the ground by blows delivered from a pile driver. A series of signals, such as electromagnetic waves at a frequency... Agent: Piletrac, LLC

20120200453 - Method and device for supplying a reflection signal: The disclosure relates to a method and a device for supplying a reflection signal. According to the disclosure, an intermediate frequency signal having a high intermediate frequency can be demodulated in a numerical manner into I/Q components without intermediate frequency by means of a two channel sampling, thus enabling a... Agent:

20120200454 - Method and apparatus for protected communications to high altitude aircraft: A method for protecting communications between an aircraft and a spacecraft in outer space including flying the aircraft in the earth's atmosphere at an altitude above 40,000 feet from the earth, and preferably above 50,000 feet, and transmitting a signal from the aircraft to the spacecraft having a frequency within... Agent: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

20120200456 - System having doppler-based control of a mobile device: Embodiments of the present invention recite a system having Doppler-based control of a mobile device. In one embodiment, at least one measured Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Doppler frequency shift measurement corresponding to a GNSS signal measured at a mobile electronic device is received. The speed of the remote device... Agent:

20120200455 - Use of gps to detect repetitive motion: A system mounted to an object for detecting repetitive motion of the object. The system includes a GPS receiver for receiving GPS signals while being maneuvered in a repetitive motion by the object, and a processor for detecting repetitive phase shifts in the received GPS signals. In general, the system... Agent: Cambridge Silicon Radio Ltd.

20120200457 - System framework for mobile device location: A method for estimating the location of a mobile Wi-Fi signal receiver from a database of independently obtained survey data, each survey datum consisting of a surface of location derived from a composite GPS signal, together with a Wi-Fi signature measured concurrently with the GPS signal measurement, is disclosed. The... Agent: Etherwhere Corporation

20120200458 - Ground station antenna array for air to ground communication system: A ground station antenna array includes a first array of antenna elements. A second array of antenna elements are vertically aligned with the first array of antenna elements. The first array of antenna elements and the second array of antenna elements are coupled to the digital beam forming circuitry and... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20120200459 - Beam forming method and multiple antenna system using the same: Disclosed are a beam forming method and a multiple antenna system using the same. There is provided a multiple antenna system which forms optimal beam patterns through a transmission of a training sequence between a transmitter and a receiver, each including a plurality of antennas, the multiple antenna system comprising:... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd./korea University Industrial & Academic

20120200460 - Locator beacon wireless health monitor: Systems (224, 222, 700) and methods (800) for providing wireless health monitoring for a locator beacon (216). The methods involve: coupling a Transponder and Sensor Module (TSM) to the locator beacon such that at least one condition of the locator beacon or a battery (230) of the locator beacon can... Agent: L-3 Communications Corporation

08/02/2012 > 14 patent applications in 14 patent subcategories. inventions list

20120194376 - Millimeter wave energy sensing wand and method: A millimeter wave energy sensing wand is disclosed. In a particular embodiment, the wand includes a housing adapted to be grasped by a hand of an operator, at least one pixel contained within the housing, where the at least one pixel adapted to detect millimeter or terahertz wave energy emissions,... Agent: Brijot Imaging Systems, Inc.

20120194377 - Antenna apparatus, radar apparatus and on-vehicle radar system: An antenna apparatus includes a substrate, a first antenna, and a second antenna. The substrate includes two or more pattern-forming layers which are layered via at least one insulating layer. The two or more pattern-forming layers include a first pattern-forming layer and a second pattern-forming layer which are different from... Agent: Denso Corporation

20120194378 - Portable hand held tank guage: A portable hand held tank gauge for measuring a level or a volume of a fluid in a tank comprises a housing, a signal transceiver, a measurement activator, an adjustable arm, a processing element, and a display. The housing may house a portion of the other components. The signal transceiver... Agent:

20120194379 - Radar device and method of calculation of receive power in radar device: An electronic scan type radar device which uses a high resolution performance processing to estimate directions of arrival of radio waves, wherein powers of arrival waves received for targets are accurately calculated, that is, a vehicle-mounted radar device utilizing electronic scan which uses a predetermined angle estimation system to estimate... Agent: Fujitsu Ten Limited

20120194380 - Temperature compensating device and satellite signal receiving system: A temperature compensating device for providing active bias for an amplifier includes a voltage source, a plurality of loads, and a current generator for generating a current for the amplifier according to voltages provided by the voltage source and the plurality of loads, wherein a first load of the plurality... Agent:

20120194381 - System to securely control use of electronic devices in aeroplanes: This invention is provided to securely control use of electronic devices in aeroplanes. In one embodiment, a system including a secured electronic device provided by an aeroplane for use in a passenger compartment in the aeroplane, whereas use of the device includes downloading information such as net surfing web pages... Agent:

20120194382 - Satellite positioning receiver and proxy location system: To reduce power consumption in a user terminal, especially mobile devices, a system and method are introduced that use terrestrial beacons as a location proxy when satellite positioning signals are not available. The geographic locations of the terrestrial beacons need not be known to use the beacons as a proxy... Agent: Trueposition, Inc.

20120194383 - Positional information transmitter, communication terminal, and positioning system: The present invention provides a transmitter comprising: a plurality of antennas; and a radio transmitting part transmitting from each of the antennas a positional information signal containing the same positional information, the positional information being transmitted from the antennas through channels which are different between the antennas. The transmitter enables... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd

20120194384 - Gps baseband architecture: A GPS baseband architecture provides flexibility and power consumption and chip area usage advantages. The GPS baseband architecture includes a first stage having a preamplifier coupled to a low noise amplifier, which is coupled to a mixer. A PLL provides the mixer with a frequency to convert a signal to... Agent: Synopsys, Inc.

20120194385 - Antenna array and method for operating antenna array: The present invention refers to an active antenna array having a plurality of antenna elements comprising: at least one first subset of the plurality of antenna elements, the at least one first subset relaying a first radio signal having a first antenna beam pattern; and at least one second subset... Agent:

20120194386 - Conical switched beam antenna method and apparatus: A switched beam antenna system is provided. The antenna system includes a plurality of feed elements arranged radially about a center point. A feed switch provides equidistant signal paths between each antenna element and a transceiver. The production of an antenna beam in a desired direction is achieved by controlling... Agent: Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.

20120194387 - Tracking radio signal sources: A method and system of determining the position of a radio signal transmitter are described. The method includes determining the type of radio signal being transmitted from the radio signal transmitter by analysing radio signal characteristics and correlating different sets of information to determine the position of the radio signal... Agent: Bae Systems PLC

20120194388 - Method and system for heuristic location tracking: A method and system for provision of a notification based on location of a target device and heuristic information, the method maintaining, in a storage module, a location profile of a target mobile device based on heuristic information for the target mobile device; receiving the current location of the target... Agent: Research In Motion Limited

20120194389 - Radio positioning: Methods and systems are disclosed for radio positioning of a mobile receiver using a virtual positioning reference established by logging a known position of the mobile receiver together with a local time at which a first instance of a predictably repeated code word is received by the mobile receiver from... Agent: Bae Systems PLC

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