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

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12/04/2014 > 20 patent applications in 18 patent subcategories.

20140354462 - Radar device for behind windshield installations: A ground vehicle radar system includes a windshield of the ground vehicle and a radar device installed behind the windshield. The windshield includes a metallization layer configured to inhibit propagation of infrared radiation through the windshield that also inhibits the propagation of radar signals. The metallization layer defines an opening... Agent:

20140354463 - Radio wave absorber: An object of the present invention is to provide a radio wave absorber at low cost that has an excellent radio wave absorption property for absorbing microwaves and millimeter waves and hardly deteriorates the radio wave absorption property even after exposure to high-power radio waves. Specifically, the radio wave absorber... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Riken

20140354464 - Radar deception jamming prevention using bi-static and mono-static radars: A method of preventing the jamming of radars is provided utilizing two radars located at a distance to prevent both velocity and range pull off.... Agent:

20140354471 - Image processing device, radar apparatus, image processing method and image processing program: An image processing device which generates an image where a target object can be discriminated from an object other than the target object. An image processor, for echo signals read from a sweep memory, calculates a ratio indicating a predetermined level or higher among the echo signals of a predetermined... Agent:

20140354465 - Radar apparatus for vehicle: A radar apparatus for a vehicle includes: a radar unit provided at an inner side of a radiator grill for a vehicle; a multi-layer transmission cover which is fitted into the radar unit and on a front surface of which a plurality of transmission layers through which a laser beam... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140354466 - Radar device and method of acquiring and tracking target: A radar device is provided, which includes an extractor configured to extract a representative point of a target from a radar echo, a representative point memory configured to store the representative points extracted by the extractor, for a plurality of scans, an estimator configured to estimate movement information on the... Agent: Furuno Electric Co., Ltd.

20140354467 - Angle-resolving radar sensor: An angle-resolving radar sensor, e.g., for motor vehicles, includes : an antenna having multiple antenna elements which are each switchable to one of multiple evaluation channels; and an evaluation device for determining the angle of incidence of a received signal based on the amplitudes measured in the evaluation channels. The... Agent:

20140354468 - Radar apparatus and method of measuring radar performance: A radar apparatus is provided. The radar apparatus includes a transmitter configured to transmit radar signals via a radar antenna, a receiver configured to receive reflection waves that are echoes of the radar signals, via the radar antenna, a radar image generating module configured to generate a radar image based... Agent: Furuno Electric Company Limited

20140354469 - Pulse radar apparatus: A pulse radar apparatus is disclosed. The pulse radar apparatus includes a pulse generation unit, a receiver unit, a synchronization unit, and a switch unit. The pulse generation unit generates a pulse based on a transmission trigger signal having a transmission pulse repetition period, and sends the pulse to a... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140354470 - Signal generating method and radar system: A signal generating method for a radar system includes generating a first chirp signal and a second chirp signal having a first time delay relative to the first chirp signal; and combining the first chirp signal and the second chirp signal to determine a frequency modulated signal, wherein the first... Agent: Wistron Neweb Corporation

20140354472 - Method and apparatus for efficiently combining satellite navigation signals: A satellite signal navigation receiver can reduce channel resource usage and matched filter requirements by producing a single-bit local replica code from the combined incoming signals of each in view satellite. In one embodiment, the E1-B and E1-C signals from a Galileo satellite are received and converted into single-bit digital... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140354473 - Navigation system using spreading codes based on pseudo-random noise sequences: One embodiment of the invention provides a receiver for use in a navigation system comprising multiple transmitters. Each transmitter transmits a positioning signal comprising a pseudo-random noise (PRN) sequence corresponding to the respective transmitter. The receiver comprises a code module for supplying multiple PRN sequences corresponding to the respective multiple... Agent: European Space Agency

20140354474 - Determining ionospheric time delays for global positioning system (gps) receivers using multiple carrier frequencies: The disclosed method for determining atmospheric time delays involves receiving at least two signals, where the signals each have a different carrier frequency. The method further involves amplifying each of the signals with a respective amplifier for each of the signals to produce amplified signals. Also, the method involves digitizing... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140354475 - Mitigation of spurious signals in gnss receivers: A method of processing received satellite signals is provided. The method includes detecting frequency, power level, code phase and doppler frequency of a plurality of satellite signals and frequency and power level of a plurality of spurious signals. The plurality of spurious signals is ranked based on one or more... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20140354476 - System, method, and apparatus for a satellite navigational system receiver to select a subset of tracking satellites: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for a satellite navigational system receiver to select a subset of tracking satellites from the satellites in view are described. In one method, after selecting the satellite with a highest elevation, satellites are selected for the tracking subset by searching the sectors of an azimuth plane... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140354477 - Satellite orbital determination (od) using doppler and kepler orbital elements: Technology to determine a satellite's orbit is disclosed. In an example, an orbital determination (OD) device for a satellite operable to determine a satellite's orbit can include computer circuitry configured to: Receive a single global positioning system-generated (GPS-generated) signal from a GPS satellite; decode an ephemeris of the GPS satellite... Agent:

20140354478 - Communication system, control apparatus, control method, and storage medium: In a communication system including a transmission apparatus which includes a transmission antenna capable of changing a direction of directivity and a reception apparatus which includes a reception antenna capable of changing a direction of directivity, one of the transmission apparatus and the reception apparatus obtains the time of arrival... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140354479 - Method and apparatus for dynamically processing an electromagnetic beam: A method and apparatus for processing a terahertz frequency electromagnetic beam are disclosed. For example, the method receives the terahertz frequency electromagnetic beam via a metamaterial having a plurality of addressable magnetic elements, where a resonant frequency of each of the plurality of addressable magnetic elements is capable of being... Agent:

20140354480 - Apparatus for wireless communication: An apparatus comprising: radio frequency circuitry; an electrical energy storage device configured to provide electrical energy to the radio frequency circuitry; and an antenna configured to receive signals from the radio frequency circuitry and comprising a first antenna portion and a second antenna portion, the first antenna portion and the... Agent: Nokia Corporation

20140354481 - 406 mhz receiver measuring toa and foa for use in determining the position of an emergency beacon: A method for locating a Cospas-Sarsat emergency beacon comprises transmitting a Cospas-Sarsat compliant transmission from an emergency beacon and receiving the transmission at a plurality of receivers wherein the plurality of receivers comprises at least one terrestrial receiver operable to receive the transmission directly from the emergency beacon. The method... Agent: Ws Technologies Inc.

11/27/2014 > 19 patent applications in 15 patent subcategories.

20140347206 - Method and device for ascertaining a misalignment of a radar sensor of a vehicle: A method for ascertaining a misalignment of a radar sensor of a vehicle ascertains a misalignment angle of the misalignment using a weighted averaging of calculated differences between first and second angles of radar reflectors relative to various axes. Also described is a device for ascertaining this misalignment.... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140347213 - Method and system for estimation and extraction of interference noise from signals: A system for reception of electromagnetic waves in spectrum in which interference occurs comprising at least one transmitter; at least one receiver configured to receive the received signal; a first memory portion configured to store data relating to a point target response; a spectrum estimator configured to estimate the frequencies... Agent:

20140347207 - Probabilistic target selection and threat assessment method and application to intersection collision alert system: A system and method for providing target selection and threat assessment for vehicle collision avoidance purposes that employ probability analysis of radar scan returns. The system determines a travel path of a host vehicle and provides a radar signal transmitted from a sensor on the host vehicle. The system receives... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140347208 - Method for evaluating obstacles in a driver assistance system for motor vehicles: A method for evaluating obstacles based on locating data of a radar sensor in a driver assistance system for motor vehicles, in which at least one evaluation function is calculated which indicates, as a function of a set of measured variables which are related to a potential obstacle, whether the... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140347210 - Hand tool device having at least one locating device: A hand tool device comprises a computation unit and at least one locating device that is configured to receive a locating signal having a circularly polarized component. The computation unit is configured to ascertain a piece of position information of a locatable object from the circularly polarized part of the... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140347209 - System and method for determining a position of a living being in a vehicle: A system for determining a position of a living being in a vehicle interior includes at least three components, each component of a first type or a second type, one of the first or second type being a transmitter and the other a receiver. Two components are of the first... Agent: Volvo Car Corporation

20140347212 - Method and a sensor for determining a direction-of-arrival of impingent radiation: A sensor for determining a direction-of-arrival of radiation impingent on the sensor which has antennas positioned in a particular set-up different from a rectangle, so that information may be derived between two pairs of the antennas, positioned in corners of a rectangular grid and additional information may be derived from... Agent:

20140347211 - Method for operating a mimo radar: in which: dpulses,opt is optimized positions of the transmitters in the sequence in which they transmit; dpulses is positions of the transmitters in the sequence in which they transmit; t is transmission instants; VarS is sample variance; and CovS is sample covariance.... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140347214 - Method and system for gnss assistance data or lto data download over a broadcast band: A combined GNSS and FM receiver receives FM signals comprising satellite navigation data from an AGNSS server. Associated navigation information such as a position fix is determined based on the received satellite navigation data. The received satellite navigation data are GNSS assistance data or LTO data. The AGNSS server generates... Agent: Broadcom Corporation

20140347215 - Mounting device for antenna and geodetic surveying apparatus including the same: Disclosed herein is a mounting device for an antenna, including: a first supporting part fixed to any geodetic point in a first direction and having a first length; a second supporting part extended from the first supporting part in a second direction and having a second length; a first mounting... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140347216 - Ephemeris collection device and method: The present disclosure discloses an ephemeris collection device and a method of collecting ephemeris data. The ephemeris collection device may include a data storage unit, configured to store a first part of a first ephemeris subframe if a synchronization of the first ephemeris subframe is not completed; and a subframe... Agent: O2micro Inc.

20140347217 - Portable base station network for local differential gnss corrections: A DGNSS-based guidance system, wherein a rover receiver first utilizes data from a master base station transceiver, a DGNSS reference network, or some other differential source to compute a differentially corrected location to establish a reference DGNSS relationship. Using this location and data observed only at the rover, the rover... Agent:

20140347218 - Apparatus and methods for determining status of a tracking loop: A receiver associated with a positioning system is provided. The receiver comprises a tracking loop and a signal strength calculating module. The tracking loop is configured for tracking a positioning signal and generating an in-phase signal and a quadrature signal based on the positioning signal. The signal strength calculating module... Agent: O2micro Inc.

20140347219 - Receivers and methods for multi-mode navigation: A receiver for a multi-mode navigation system includes a base band unit and a calculation unit. The base band unit is configured for allocating resources to positioning satellites in each of one or more navigation system, and tracking the positioning satellites with the allocated resources to obtain satellite information of... Agent: O2micro Inc.

20140347220 - Satellite receiver and method for assessing tracking loop quality of satellite receiver: A method for assessing tracking loop quality of a satellite receiver is disclosed. The method includes obtaining a carrier-to-noise power density ratio (CN0) of a tracking loop which tracks a satellite signal; generating a statistical value associated with the CN0 based on output values from a discriminator of the tracking... Agent: O2micro Inc.

20140347221 - Gnss signal processing method, positioning method, gnss signal processing program, positioning program, gnss signal processing device, positioning apparatus and mobile terminal: A demodulation unit for a GNSS signal processing device includes an operator that selects an error detecting method based on signs of early and late differential values and calculates an error detection value. A code phase range where an error detection value is not 0 is wide with a first... Agent: Furuno Electric Co., Ltd.

20140347222 - Steerable microwave backhaul transceiver: A first microwave backhaul transceiver may comprise a reflector and a signal processing subassembly. The signal processing subassembly may comprise a plurality of antenna elements positioned at a focal plane of the reflector. The signal processing subassembly may process a plurality of microwave signals corresponding to the plurality of antenna... Agent: Maxlinear, Inc.

20140347223 - Portable wireless node orientation adjustment: Disclosed herein are example embodiments for portable wireless node orientation adjustment. For certain example embodiments, at least one device, such as a portable wireless node: (i) may detect a change in an orientation position of a portable wireless node; or (ii) may obtain at least one direction to aim at... Agent: Elwha LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware

20140347224 - Handheld terminal, wireless communication system, and locator-position annunciation method: A handheld terminal that makes it easy to identify the position of a locator. Said handheld terminal (100) is provided with the following: a wireless unit (130) that receives a radio signal transmitted by the locator; an RSSI detection unit (150) that measures the strength of the received radio signal;... Agent:

11/20/2014 > 8 patent applications in 8 patent subcategories.

20140340253 - Imaging radar sensor with narrow antenna lobe and wide angle detection range: The invention relates to a device for detecting objects within a sweep range, comprising at least two switchable transmitting antennas, a plurality of receiving antennas, the transmitting antennas and receiving antennas respectively extending longitudinally, parallel to one another, in a first direction, and the receiving antennas being arranged in a... Agent: Astyx Gmbh

20140340254 - Radar device and a method for detecting a malfunction of a receiver channel of a radar device: A radar device for transmitting and receiving a signal in a frequency band for target detection. The invention includes a control means, an oscillator, with an input of the oscillator being connected via a converter to the control means, with it being able to address the oscillator via control means... Agent:

20140340255 - Real-time locating system using gps time difference of arrival with digital off-air access units and remote units: A real-time locating system (RTLS) for localization using satellite navigation signals in a Distributed Antenna System includes Off-Air Access Units (OAAUs), each being operable to receive an individual satellite navigation signal from a satellite and to route signals optically to a digital access unit (DAU). Remote digital remote units (DRUs)... Agent: Dali Systems Co. Ltd.

20140340256 - Method and tracking device for tracking movement in a marine environment with tactical adjustments to an emergency response: The present invention relates to devices and methods for tracking movement in a marine environment. At least one tracking device that is adapted to be deployed on a surface of the water, wherein the tracking device is capable of moving along the same trajectory of a desired object. Data from... Agent:

20140340257 - Configuring global navigation satellite system receiver units via over-the-air communications with control center: A telematics unit incorporating an antenna for receiving Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signals from GNSS signal sources, and a GNSS receiver supporting over-the-air configuration is described herein. The telematics unit is configured with a processor and a non-transitory computer-readable medium including computer-executable instructions for facilitating the over-the-air configuration of... Agent:

20140340258 - Gnss signal processing method, positioning method, gnss signal processing program, positioning program, gnss signal processing device, positioning apparatus and mobile terminal: A demodulation unit for a GNSS signal processing device includes an operator that uses a first error detecting method when one of a first selection criterion in which an early late differential value is higher than a first threshold (positive value) and an early differential value is lower than a... Agent: Furuno Electric Co., Ltd.

20140340259 - Topology determination for bulk materials: For determining the topology of a bulk material surface, a series of echo curves are detected in different primary radiation directions of the antenna. Subsequently, for each distance cell of the echo curves, the maximum of all of the echo curves is determined and the distance thereof is plotted as... Agent: Vega Grieshaber Kg

20140340260 - Digital beamforming antenna and datalink array: A method and system for beamforming a multi-element array using time delays is provided. The array includes transmit array elements and receive array elements. Each of the array elements includes a processor. Modulation and demodulation functions are performed at the processors of each array element. The modulation and demodulation functions... Agent: Cubic Corporation

11/13/2014 > 17 patent applications in 12 patent subcategories.

20140333475 - Method and arrangement for removing ground clutter: A digital radar receiver generates the input signal which is a stream of complex numbers. The input signal is rearranged and sorted by measurement volumes, resulting in Doppler data vectors. Doppler data vectors are filtered using a number of different digital filters. The output Doppler data vectors of the filters... Agent: Eigenor Oy

20140333467 - Object detection device: An object detection device includes: a target information acquisition section that acquires information regarding a radar target detected by a radar and information regarding an image target detected by an image acquisition unit; and an object detection section that detects the presence of an object on the basis of whether... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140333466 - Passive detection of unauthorized electronic devices using wafer scale beam forming: Systems and methods for screening, where a subject walks through or in front of a passive detector (or scanning unit) to be screened for possession of unauthorized electronics devices, provide for detecting and monitoring electronics systems not authorized to be used in secure areas. By focusing a very narrow beam... Agent:

20140333468 - Methods and systems for detecting weather conditions including sunlight using vehicle onboard sensors: Methods and systems for detecting weather conditions including sunlight using onboard vehicle sensors are described. In one example, a method is provided that includes receiving laser data collected for an environment of a vehicle. The method also includes associating laser data points with one or more objects in the environment,... Agent: Google Inc.

20140333469 - Apparatus and method for determining a vehicle feature: Techniques are disclosed for determining characteristic feature(s) of a vehicle travelling on a roadway, comprising: a detector, which is directed towards the roadway and is configured to measure the movement vector of the vehicle at a current location and time, a tracking unit, connected to the detector, for calculating a... Agent: Kapsch Trafficcom Ag

20140333470 - Apparatus for determining fill level by means of a helical antenna: Apparatus for determining or monitoring fill level of a fill substance in a container, comprising: at least two antennas, wherein a first antenna transmits electromagnetic waves in the direction of the surface of the fill substance and a second antenna receives reflected waves; and at least one evaluation unit, which... Agent: Endress + Hauser Gmbh + Co. Kg

20140333472 - Apparatus for measuring the position of a vehicle or a surface thereof: An apparatus is disclosed for measuring the position of a vehicle or a surface thereof on a roadway. The apparatus comprises at least one radar transmitter, which is arranged in a transmitting position above the plane of the roadway and transmits radar beams downwardly, a plurality of radar receivers, which... Agent: Kapsch Trafficcom Ag

20140333471 - Method for measuring the position of a surface of a vehicle: A method for measuring the position of a surface of a vehicle on a roadway comprising the following steps: transmitting and receiving radar beams at transmitting and receiving positions in various primary transmitting and primary receiving directions and converting these beams into received signals; selecting the received signal having the... Agent: Kapsch Trafficcom Ag

20140333474 - Automated calibration of multistatic arrays: A method is disclosed for calibrating a multistatic array having a plurality of transmitter and receiver pairs spaced from one another along a predetermined path and relative to a plurality of bin locations, and further being spaced at a fixed distance from a stationary calibration implement. A clock reference pulse... Agent:

20140333473 - Method and device for ascertaining and compensating for a misalignment angle of a radar sensor of a vehicle: A method for ascertaining and compensating for a misalignment angle of a radar sensor of a vehicle, includes generating a first set of data which contains information about a measured alignment of the radar sensor with respect to an instantaneous movement of the vehicle; generating a second set of data... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140333476 - Methods for identifying whether or not a satellite has a line of sight: The invention, in some embodiments, relates to the field of global navigation satellite systems, and more particularly to the field of methods and devices for identifying whether a satellite in a global navigation satellite system has a line of sight to a specific global navigation satellite system receiver (LOS satellite)... Agent: Ariel-university Research And Development Company, Ltd.

20140333477 - Method, apparatus and system for reducing power consumption in gnss receivers: Inventive aspects include a method, apparatus, and system for reducing power consumption in GNSS receivers. Such may include receiving timing and accuracy parameters, processing pre-positioning information in preparation for signal acquisition or signal track, determining whether a plurality of satellites are in-view, applying an ON signal to one or more... Agent:

20140333478 - Method for determining the position and/or speed of a guided vehicle and associated system: A method for selecting usable satellites from among the satellites of a localization constellation, to determine an instantaneous kinematic state of a train, is provided. The method includes determining a measured value and an estimated value of a Doppler coefficient and/or a pseudo-range, then comparing the measured and estimated values... Agent: Alstom Transport Sa

20140333479 - Method for selecting a satellite: The invention relates to a method for selecting a satellite which is designed to send a global navigation satellite system-signal, also known as a GNSS-Signal, to a vehicle, consisting of: measuring measurement position data of the vehicle in relation to the satellite based on the GNSS-Signal; determining redundant reference position... Agent:

20140333480 - Chip packages including through-silicon via dice with vertically inegrated phased-array antennas and low-frequency and power delivery substrates: An apparatus includes a die with through-silicon vias and radio frequency integrated circuit capabilities and it is vertically integrated with a phased-array antenna substrate. The through-silicon via and a radio frequency integrated circuit is coupled to a plurality of antenna elements disposed on the phased-array antenna substrate where each of... Agent:

20140333481 - Method for locating the position of a vehicle: A method for locating the position of a vehicle having a transceiver. An estimate of the position of the vehicle is first determined by using at least three spaced apart receivers by performing trilateration with the three receivers. Thereafter, two of the receivers which intersect the vehicle at an angle... Agent: Dataspeed Inc.

20140333482 - Methods of position-location determination using a high-confidence range, and related systems and devices: Methods of position-location determination are provided. The methods may include determining a first range for a wireless user device, using signaling from a high-confidence first ranging source. The methods may include determining a second range for the wireless user device, using signaling from a second ranging source that corresponds to... Agent: Telcom Ventures, LLC

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