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Communications: directive radio wave systems and devices (e.g., radar, radio navigation)

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09/18/2014 > 67 patent applications in 44 patent subcategories.
09/11/2014 > 60 patent applications in 24 patent subcategories.

20140253361 - Systems and methods for detecting radar signals: This disclosure includes systems and methods for detecting radar signals by performing an initial spectral analysis to identify candidate radar signals and subsequently determining whether any candidate radar signals are false detections using a secondary analysis.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140253370 - Weather radar apparatus, observation sequence generation method, and observation sequence generation program: According to one embodiment, a weather radar apparatus includes an antenna apparatus, a signal processing apparatus, a data converter, a forecasting unit, a state determination unit, and radar controller. The antenna apparatus radiates a radar pulse and receives a reflection pulse. The signal processing apparatus calculates a reception intensity, a... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140253362 - Passive millimeter-wave detector: Disclosed are passive millimeter wave detection devices that in some embodiments are useful for detecting objects such as weapons obscured underneath clothing. Also disclosed are methods for detecting objects using millimeter waves, in some embodiments, objects such as weapons, obscured underneath clothing.... Agent: Ariel-university Research And Development Company, Ltd.

20140253363 - Moving object detecting apparatus, moving object detecting method, and computer readable recording medium: There is provided an apparatus that detects a moving object which includes an interface unit to receive, from a radar, measurement data of a distance from the radar and a reception level signal reflected by an object located at the distance from the radar; a background data updating unit to... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20140253364 - Map aware adaptive automotive radar: A dedicated short range radar system is provided for use with a GPS system. The radar system includes a transmitter which transmits a microwave radio signal. A receiver is coupled to a horizontally scanning receiver antenna array which receives an echo, if present, from the radio signal transmitted by the... Agent: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

20140253365 - Method for cyclically measuring distances and velocities of objects using an fmcw radar sensor: In a method for cyclically measuring distances (d) and relative velocities (v) of objects using an FMCW radar sensor, the frequency (f) of a transmitted signal of the radar sensor is periodically modulated, each period (P) including at least two differing modulation patterns, a relationship between distance (d) and velocity... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140253367 - Circuit arrangement: and which during the discharging, respectively reverse charging, phase connects the first memory element (25) with the signal path referenced to the reference potential (GND), so that charge stored in the first memory element (25) is discharged via the signal path referenced to the reference potential (GND).... Agent: Endress + Hauser Gmbh + Co. Kg

20140253366 - Filling level determination using transmit signals with different frequency steps: A method of determining a filling level comprising transmitting a first transmit signal exhibiting a first ratio between bandwidth number of frequencies; receiving a first reflection signal; mixing the first transmit signal and the first reflection signal to form a first intermediate frequency signal; and determining a first data set... Agent: Rosemount Tank Radar Ab

20140253368 - Multi-mode, multi-static interferometer utilizing pseudo orthogonal codes: A system for providing a multi-mode, multi-static interferometer may include a transmitter array, a receiver array and a processor. The transmitter array includes at least a first transmitter and a second transmitter spatially separated from each other by a first known distance. The receiver array includes at least a first... Agent: Propagation Research Associates, Inc.

20140253369 - Method and apparatus for reducing satellite position message payload by adaptive data compression techniques: An adaptive method by which Differential GNSS corrections may be compressed. Each measurement datum to be transmitted to a rover for satellite navigation purposes is decomposed into two parts, namely, an anchor value and a delta value, and in some instances an added third part termed a nonce value is... Agent: Subcarrier Systems Corporation

20140253371 - Method and apparatus for enabling the use of global navigation satellite system (gnss) signals indoors: Disclosed are apparatuses and methods for enabling the use of global navigation satellite system (GNSS) signals indoors. The method may include determining a first indoor position of the mobile device based on indoor transceiver signals. The method may also include determining, based at least in part on the determined first... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140253374 - Enhanced delivery of gnss correction data through restricted networks: Disclosed in some examples are methods, systems and machine readable mediums to efficiently stream data across restricted networks. In some examples, this streamed data may be sent more efficiently using lower overhead protocols such as UDP. In order to bypass the aforementioned limitations on these lower overhead protocols, the client... Agent:

20140253373 - Synchronous network device time transfer for location determination: Examples disclosed herein relate to a method performed at a first mobile station that includes receiving a request for positioning assistance data from a second mobile station over a communication link; and transmitting one or more messages to the second mobile station in response to the request, wherein the one... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140253372 - System and method for testing real world a-gnss performance of a device: The technology disclosed relates to implementing a novel-testing framework that combines playback of captured GNSS signals with real-time emulation of assisted global navigation satellite system telemetry (abbreviated A-GNSS) in a test session with a mobile device. In particular, it can be used for testing A-GNSS performance of communication devices, navigation... Agent: Spirent Communications, Inc.

20140253375 - Locally measured movement smoothing of position fixes based on extracted pseudoranges: A Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) chipset embedded within the cellular device is accessed. The GNSS chipset calculates raw pseudoranges. The raw pseudoranges are extracted from the GNSS chipset for processing elsewhere in the cellular device outside of the GNSS chipset. A position fix is determined based on the raw... Agent:

20140253376 - Verifiable authentication services based on galileio signals and personal or computer data: A method for providing verified authentication services is presented. The method utilizes a verified authentication apparatus comprising a radio navigation receiver, a navigation processor, and a verification device. The method comprises: (A) receiving an authenticated navigation signal transmitted from a radio positioning system by using the radio navigation receiver, (B)... Agent: Trimble Navigation Ltd.

20140253377 - Power conservation methods to update a position fix of a mobile location tracking device: Power conservation methods can be used to update a position fix of a mobile location tracking device configured to be tracked by a location tracking server. The mobile location tracking device can have a memory to store a zone map. The zone map can include an expected zone and a... Agent: Location Based Technologies, Inc.

20140253378 - Quad-sector antenna using circular polarization: Systems and methods for providing a MIMO capable antenna with unique properties are provided herein. In some embodiments, a 4×4 MIMO capable antenna is provided with unique properties. Circular polarization from the antennas ensures that both vertical and horizontal polarizations are energized to the full extent provided by local regulations.... Agent:

20140253379 - Mode generator device for a satellite antenna system and method for producing the same: The present invention is related to a device for generating waveguide modes for use in a feed horn of a satellite antenna system, said waveguide modes comprising at least one excitation mode of higher order than the fundamental mode, said device comprising a waveguide containing a first waveguide section with... Agent:

20140253380 - Active retrodirective wireless communication apparatus: An active retrodirective wireless communication apparatus is provided. The active retrodirective wireless communication apparatus can extend a communication range by enabling communication with a wide area user who is not able to communicate via an omnidirectional antenna, by alternately operating a plurality of active retrodirective antennas during a time interval... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140253381 - High degree of freedom array: An array of elements suitable for adaptive processing in an extreme jammed environment comprised of a plurality of smaller sub-arrays of element clusters that have natural orthogonal spatial modes of excitation, wherein the improvement comprises sub-arrays with spatial orthogonality of feed modes, cross-sub-array combination to maximize pre-processing sub-array spacing and... Agent: Bae Systems Information And Electronic Systems Integration Inc.

20140253382 - Graded-ground design in a millimeter-wave radio module: A millimeter-wave radio frequency (RF) module is provided. The RF module includes a multilayer substrate having at least a front layer, a back layer, a plurality of middle layers, a first ground layer, and a second ground layer, wherein the first ground layer includes a graded-ground plane having a pair... Agent: Wilocity, Ltd.

20140253383 - Positioning beacon transmitter: Disclosed are systems, methods and devices for configuring a beacon transmitter for use in positioning operations of mobile devices. A beacon transmitter may be connected to a utility grade power source at a power cable. The beacon transmitter may also demodulate one or more data signals transmitted over the power... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140253384 - Tiered positioning assistance data for mobile devices within an indoor environment: Various methods, apparatuses and/or articles of manufacture are provided which may be implemented in one or more electronic devices supporting mobile device positioning within an indoor environment. Tiered positioning assistance data (tiered-PAD) corresponding to an indoor environment may be generated and/or distributed. Mobile device positioning and/or navigation capabilities may be... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140253385 - Communication station and method for time-of-flight positioning using cooperating stations: Embodiments of a communication station and method for time-of-flight (ToF) positioning in a wireless network are generally described herein. In some embodiments, a ToF cooperation table may be received by a positioning station from an access point. The ToF cooperation table may identify one or more cooperating stations and may... Agent:

20140253386 - Devices, methods, and apparatuses for computing round-trip time of a message: Methods, apparatuses, and/or articles of manufacture are disclosed, which may be employed in a mobile device communicating with a transponder via a near field communications channel. In one example, round trip time of a message may be computed to estimate processing latency contributed by processes occurring within the mobile device... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140253387 - High-resolution link-path delay estimator and method for estimating a signal-path delay: Embodiments of a high-resolution link-path delay estimator and method are generally described herein. The high-resolution link-path delay estimator may estimate a signal-path delay of a signal path between a master and remote device. The high-resolution link-path delay estimator may phase-shift a transmit signal of alternating symbols by phase-shift values and... Agent:

20140253389 - Ranging using wi-fi and ultrasound measurements communication: System and methods are disclosed to use ultrasonic (US) and WiFi signals to improve range determination between devices in WiFi-based position or range estimation systems. Such systems may leverage existing WiFi infrastructure and US-capable sensors such as speakers and microphones as US transducers. US ranging between devices may be performed... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140253388 - Synchronization of anchor units in a position location tracking system: Methods, systems, and devices are described for tracking an asset or person using a synchronized set of anchor units. A tag attached to the asset or person has a clock offset relative to the anchor units, which in turn have clock offsets relative to each other. To remove the effect... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140253390 - Passive wireless transmitter authentication used for receiver location determination: A client device includes an application to request a client device location, and a receiver to receive a signal from a transmitter. The receiver extracts a transmitter identifier (ID) and a wave propagation parameter (WPP) from the signal. A validator validates the extracted transmitter ID based on comparisons of the... Agent:

09/04/2014 > 9 patent applications in 9 patent subcategories.

20140247179 - Motion detector device: P

20140247180 - Radar apparatus and signal processing method: There is provided a radar apparatus. A derivation unit derives this time-decided transverse distance of the target of this time processing, by filtering, with a predetermined filter constant, this time transverse distance of paired data of this time processing, and a predicted transverse distance. A change unit changes, when the... Agent: Fujitsu Ten Limited

20140247181 - Radar apparatus and method: A radar apparatus for obtaining a higher resolution than conventional SAR apparatus without increasing the bandwidth comprises a transmitter antenna and a receiver antenna. A mixer mixes said receive signal with said transmit signal to obtain a mixed receive signal, and a sampling unit samples said mixed receive signal to... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140247182 - Method, system and calibration target for the automatic calibration of an imaging antenna array: The system is used for the automatic calibration of an imaging array using an evaluation unit. The array transmits signals and receives the signals reflected from a calibration object of known shape. The calibration object provides at least one diffuse reflector. In the evaluation method, position coordinates of the calibration... Agent: Rohde & Schwarz Gmbh & Co. Kg

20140247183 - Satellite-based integer cycle ambiguity resolution of local medium wave radio signals: A system and methods for resolving integer cycle ambiguity in medium wave carrier radio signals are presented. A satellite signal is received at a receiving location and a measured code phase of the satellite signal is measured. A satellite location estimate of the receiving location is computed based on the... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140247184 - Platform relative navigation using range measurements: A method for platform relative navigation using range measurements involves four or more transmitters of positioning signals located on and/or near a platform of a first object and a second object approaching the platform that includes three or more receivers for receiving the positioning signals. For each received positioning signal,... Agent: Astrium Gmbh

20140247185 - Detection of manipulated satellite time signals: Disclosed herein is a system for detecting manipulation of a GNSS signal and mitigating against such manipulation. A GNSS receiver receives GNSS signals from a plurality of GNSS satellites, and calculates event times for each GNSS satellite. The GNSS receiver then compares a next event time for a particular GNSS... Agent: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.

20140247186 - Global navigation satellite system (gnss) anti-interference using array processing: Embodiments of the invention are directed to GNSS anti-interference using array processing. In one embodiment, a device may be configured to receive signals GNSS signals. In one embodiment, the signals may include a superposition of GNSS signals from independent transmitter sources and a spoofing signal. The spoofing signal may include... Agent: Uti Limited Partnership

20140247187 - Estimation of time difference of arrival (tdoa) in multipath environments based on sub-nyquist rate sampling: A method is provided for to determining a time difference of arrival (TDOA) between a first signal and a second signal. The method includes sampling a first signal at a sub-Nyquist rate to provide a first sampled signal; sampling a second signal at the sub-Nyquist rate to provide a second... Agent: Agilent Technologies, Inc.

08/28/2014 > 16 patent applications in 14 patent subcategories.

20140240159 - Electromagnetic radiation absorber: A radiation absorber comprising multiple layers has a conducting base layer, and at least first and second further layers, each separated by a dielectric material, the first and second layers having patches thereon of highly conducting material, and defining resonant cavities in cooperation with the dielectric material, wherein the resonant... Agent: Qinetiq Limited

20140240160 - Method for performing exo-atmospheric missile's interception trial: An inflatable dummy target fittable into a carrier missile capable of being released from the carrier missile during exo-atmospheric flight; upon release, the dummy target or portion thereof is capable of being inflated and manifest characteristics that resemble GTG missile characteristics, wherein the GTG missile characteristics include IR signature, RF... Agent:

20140240161 - Pulse transponder countermeasure: A pulse transponder countermeasure device, comprising: a central processing unit (CPU); an optical receiver adapted to receive detection signals from a speed measuring device; at least one optical transmitter adapted to transmit jamming signals to the speed measuring device; at least one software controlled driver configured to drive the optical... Agent:

20140240162 - Method and apparatus for detecting subsurface targets using data inversion and a temporal transmission line model: A method and apparatus for detects one or more subsurface targets by receiving a reflectivity data from two or more subsurface reflectors using a ground penetrating radar. The two or more subsurface reflectors may include the one or more subsurface targets and a medium surrounding the one or more subsurface... Agent: U.s. Army Research Labratory

20140240163 - Method and system for compressive array processing: Signals received by an array of sensing elements are processed by first positioning the sensing elements in a uniform grid of L locations, wherein each location to include or not to include a sensing element is selected during a design phase. The sensing elements are selected and grouped into subsets,... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.

20140240164 - Rf proximity sensor: A sensor has a strip resonator filter that energizes an emitter patch which emits an electric field out from the strip resonator filter (away from the strip resonator filter). The capacitance of the filter, or specifically the coupling capacitance and radiation pattern of the slotted patch, is altered when an... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140240165 - Multimode device for locating and identifying items: An integrated identification system including a housing, an active light beacon supported by the housing, an RF beacon supported by the housing, and a controller coupled to the active light beacon and RF beacon to facilitate independent control of the active light beacon and RF beacon.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140240166 - Device for clutter-resistant target detection: The invention relates to a device for passively or actively detecting a target which scatters a useful signal and which is immersed in an observed area comprising elements that are likely to generate clutter echoes forming a non-useful signal, the useful signal having a coherent scattering lobe that is greater... Agent: Office National D'etudes Et De Recherches Aerospatiales (onera)

20140240167 - Method for multi-mode obstacle detection using radar, and apparatus for same: The present invention relates to a method for multi-mode obstacle detection using radar, including the steps of: determining whether an object moves by acquiring radar information on the object; discriminating between a stationary object and a moving object according to whether the object moves; executing a first detecting mode for... Agent: Metabuild Co., Ltd

20140240168 - Method for operating a distance sensor and device for carrying out the method: A method for operation of a distance sensor emits a transmission signal as transmission radiation, reflected by an object, the distance of which is to be measured, as reflection radiation, and received as a reflection signal. The reflection signal and a reference signal that occur at a receiver input are... Agent: Balluff Gmbh

20140240169 - Radar apparatus using image change detector and method of operating the same: Disclosed herein are a radar apparatus and a method of operating the same. The radar apparatus includes a clutter analysis unit, a screen change detection unit, a representative value acquisition unit, and a target detection unit. The clutter analysis unit analyzes the clutter value of a signal that is received... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140240170 - Position determination of a cellular device using carrier phase smoothing: A Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) chipset embedded within the cellular device is accessed. The GNSS chipset calculates raw observables that include raw pseudoranges and carrier phase information. The raw observables are extracted from the GNSS chipset for processing elsewhere in the cellular device outside of the GNSS chipset. Smoothed... Agent:

20140240172 - Detection and correction of anomalous measurements and ambiguity resolution in a global navigation satellite system receiver: A global navigation system includes a first navigation receiver located in a rover and a second navigation receiver located in a base station. Single differences of measurements of satellite signals received at the two receivers are calculated and compared to single differences derived from an observation model. Anomalous measurements are... Agent: Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc.

20140240171 - Method for detecting anomaly satellite in multi-reference stations environment and apparatus using detecting method: The present invention relates to a method of determining an anomalous satellite in a multi-reference station environment and a determination apparatus using the method, which detect an anomaly in a satellite and determine the cause of the anomaly in a multi-reference station environment, and continuously provide services in an environment... Agent: Korea Institute Of Ocean Science And Technology

20140240173 - High sensitivity satellite positioning system receiver: An attenuated satellite positioning system (SPS) signal is acquired using long integration over multiple navigation data bits. To produce a stable internal clock signal to perform the long integration, an external clock signal is received from a highly stable source, such as a wireless communication base station or a nearby... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140240174 - Method and apparatus for determining non-line of sight (nlos) around a gps receiver: Provided are a method and device for determining a non-line of sight (NLOS) state around a GPS receiver. The method may include collecting, from at least one satellite, satellite information including a direction angle, a signal to noise (SNR), and an altitude, selecting a satellite of which the NLOS state... Agent:

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