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Communications: directive radio wave systems and devices (e.g., radar, radio navigation)Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 03/06/2014 > 41 patent applications in 32 patent subcategories.
20140062753 - System for protecting an airborne platform against collisions: Systems and methods for protecting an airborne platform against collisions are provided. One system includes FMCW radar sensors including transmitting antennae, means for receiving signals from echoes and for processing and digitizing same, and means for sending a central unit data representing said digital signals via a dedicated point to... Agent: Rockwell Collins France
20140062754 - Remote detection, confirmation and detonation of buried improvised explosive devices: A small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) is used for remotely detecting concealed explosive devices—such as buried or otherwise hidden improvised explosive devices (IED)—and exploding or disarming the device while an operator of the sUAS, or other personnel, remain at a safe distance. The sUAS system can be operated at an... Agent:
20140062764 - Method and apparatus for mapping and characterizing sea ice from airborne simultaneous dual frequency interferometric synthetic aperture radar (ifsar) measurements: X-band and P-band synthetic aperture radars are used to simultaneously gather swaths of reflected radar data over a specific area simultaneously. The P-band is used to penetrate surface clutter that may be on the top of an ice formation as well as to penetrate an ice mass. X-band is used... Agent: Fugro Earthdata, Inc.
20140062755 - Helicopter collision-avoidance system using light fixture mounted radar sensors: A helicopter collision-avoidance system is disclosed. An exemplary system includes at least one lamp, such as a light emitting diode (LED) lamp, an incandescent lamp, a halogen lamp, an infrared lamp, or the like; a radar emitter configured to emit a radar signal; a radar detector configured to receive a... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20140062756 - Collision-avoidance system for ground crew using sensors: A ground obstacle collision-avoidance system includes a plurality of radar sensor modules that each receive at a radar detector radar return signals corresponding to reflections of the emitted signal from a ground obstacle, and transmits radar information associated with the received radar signal reflections reflected from the ground obstacle, wherein... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20140062757 - Sensor suite and signal processing for border surveillance: A land-based Smart-Sensor System and several system architectures for detection, tracking, and classification of people and vehicles automatically and in real time for border, property, and facility security surveillance is described. The preferred embodiment of the proposed Smart-Sensor System is comprised of (1) a low-cost, non-coherent radar, whose function is... Agent: Vista Research, Inc.
20140062758 - Intelligent detection of buried ieds: A surveillance system includes a multi-propeller aircraft having a main propeller and a plurality of wing unit propellers; a housing that houses the main propeller and the wing unit propellers; an optical video camera; an ultra-wideband (UWB) radar imaging system; a control system for controlling flight of the multi-propeller aircraft... Agent:
20140062759 - Object detection apparatus and method: An object detection apparatus includes: a first radar configured to measure first positional information regarding a first object existing in a first scan range; a second radar configured to measure second positional information regarding a second object existing in a second scan range on the basis of second reflected wave... Agent:
20140062760 - Signal processing device, radar apparatus, target object method: A signal processing device is provided. The device includes an echo signal input unit for receiving echo signals resulted from transmission signals reflected on an object. The transmission signals are transmitted from a transmission source at transmission timings at predetermined time intervals, at least one of the transmission timings shifted... Agent: Furuno Electric Co., Ltd.
20140062761 - Method of measuring distance bound using radio frequency identification (rfid) and system thereof: A tag decides a response based on a plurality of queries received from a reader, determines whether to transmit the response, transmits the response to the reader according to the results of the determination, and transmits a message authentication code including communication content to the reader. The reader calculates a... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20140062762 - Radar device and target height calculation method: In an in-vehicle radar device, as a vertical azimuth which is an azimuth of a target in a direction perpendicular to a ground surface, a real image vertical azimuth which is an azimuth of a real image existing above ground is calculated from a reflected wave generated when a transmission... Agent: Fujitsu Ten Limited
20140062763 - Radar device: A transmission beam control unit 8 changes a main beam direction of a radar transmission beam every predetermined number of transmission periods. A radar transmitting unit Tx transmits a radar transmission signal using the radar transmission beam of which the main beam direction has been changed. In a radar receiving... Agent:
20140062766 - Method and apparatus for synchronizing navigation data: Method, apparatus, and programs for synchronizing navigation data. Data synchronization is established between a receiver and a navigation device based on matching of a header of navigation data. The receiver receives the navigation data from the navigation device. If, subsequently, the data synchronization is interrupted, information related to the data... Agent: O2micro Inc.
20140062767 - Method and apparatus for synchronizing navigation data: Method, apparatus, and programs for synchronizing navigation data. A distance between a navigation device and a receiver is estimated. The receiver receives navigation data from the navigation device. A sending time of the navigation data sent from the navigation device is then determined based on the estimated distance between the... Agent: O2micro Inc.
20140062768 - Method and apparatus for synchronizing navigation data: Method, apparatus, and programs for synchronizing navigation data. A first distance between a first navigation device and a receiver and a second distance between a second navigation device and the receiver are estimated. The receiver receives first and second navigation data from the first and second navigation devices, respectively. Based... Agent: O2micro Inc.
20140062770 - Satellite signal receiver and method for updating ephemeris information thereby: A satellite signal receiver and a method for updating ephemeris information thereby are disclosed. The receiver includes an instruction module, a signal processing module, and an update module. The instruction module is configured to send an instruction for updating ephemeris information at a set time interval. The signal processing module... Agent: O2micro Inc.
20140062769 - System and method for locating a satellite signal receiver: System and method for locating a satellite signal receiver are disclosed. The system includes a channel opening module, a signal processing module, and a positioning module. The channel opening module is configured for opening a predetermined number of channels based on a priority schedule. The signal processing module is configured... Agent: O2micro Inc.
20140062771 - Detection and correction of carrier phase inconsistency during the tracking of a radio navigation signal: The invention relates to a method for tracking the carrier phase of a signal received from a satellite by a carrier using a carrier loop of the carrier phase, said signal being acquired by a navigation system of the carrier, said navigation system including a receiver for location by radio... Agent:
20140062773 - Method to optimize providing assistance information to gps: Methods and apparatus to provide assistance data for satellite navigation in a wireless communication device are disclosed. Processing circuitry in the wireless communication device determines whether to obtain assistance data for navigation based on a set of criteria. The set of criteria include one or more of a property of... Agent: Apple Inc.
20140062772 - Wearable object locator and imaging system: An object locator system for locating an object of interest in a scene. The locator system includes: a) a body mounted pedestrian localization unit worn by an operator; b) a hand-held rangefinder configured to be grasped by the operator; c) a pose sensor for estimating relative position and orientation of... Agent:
20140062765 - Systems and methods for solution separation for ground-augmented multi-constellation terminal area navigation and precision approach guidance: A navigation system includes first receiver receiving satellite signals, second receiver receiving differential correction data from ground receivers, and processing device coupled to receivers. Processing device determines correction data for satellite signals based on differential correction; determines position solution based on satellite signals and corresponding differential correction data; determines first... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20140062774 - Performing seamless positioning using various location techniques: A computing device may rely on GPS and IR communication to determine its current location. The limits of GPS may prevent it from reliably providing location data to the computing device in a variety of situations such as in downtown metropolitan areas, geographic regions with thick canopies, in buildings, and... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
20140062775 - Gps mapping system and method for use by hunters, campers and outdoor enthusiasts: A tracking and mapping system for outdoor use includes a first GPS locator located either at a base station or on a hunting accessory such as an arrow. The system also includes a second GPS locator for identifying a user's location, and an electronic display unit for communicating with a... Agent: Eastman Outdoors, Inc.
20140062776 - Ambiguity windowing in communications among global navigation system satellite receivers: A method of communicating corrections for information related to satellite signals among global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receivers is described. The method includes at a first GNSS device determining a component of position of a satellite. The component is then divided by a first value to thereby obtain an integer... Agent: Trimble Navigation Limited
20140062777 - Fast gps recovery using map vector data: Methods and apparatuses to assist a global positioning system (GPS) module to determine GPS position estimates for a wireless communication device is disclosed. Processing circuitry in the wireless communication device determines a potential or an actual inaccuracy in a GPS position estimate obtained from a GPS module. The processing circuitry... Agent: Apple Inc.
20140062778 - Cycle slip detection: Systems and methods for detecting and displaying cycle slips are provided. In one example method, a first L1 signal and a second L2 signal may be received. The coarse/acquisition code from the L1 signal may be extracted and may be monitored to detect a phase shift in the code. In... Agent: Javad Gnss, Inc.
20140062779 - Fast transform based offset determination: An offset estimator (e.g., a time delay, a spatial image offset, etc.) makes use of a transform approach (e.g., using Fast Fourier Transforms). The sparse nature of a cross-correlation is exploited by limiting the computation required in either or both of the forward and inverse transforms. For example, only a... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
20140062780 - Method and apparatus for synchronizing navigation data: Method, apparatus, and programs for synchronizing navigation data. First synchronization information is obtained from a receiver. The first synchronization information was used for synchronizing first navigation data received by the receiver from a navigation device. A sending time of second navigation data sent from the navigation device is then determined... Agent: O2micro Inc.
20140062781 - Gnss long-code acquisition, ambiguity resolution, and signal validation: The present invention relates to a system and method using hybrid spectral compression and cross correlation signal processing of signals of opportunity, which may include Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) as well as other wideband energy emissions in GNSS obstructed environments. Combining spectral compression with spread spectrum cross correlation provides... Agent: Loctronix Corporation
20140062782 - Method and system for calibrating group delay errors in a combined gps and glonass receiver: A combined GPS and GLONASS receiver receives GPS signals and GLONASS signals. A calibration signal is generated utilizing the received GPS signals and/or the received GLONASS signals to offset group delay errors in the received GLONASS signals. The generated calibration signal is filtered through Kalman filters to estimate group delay... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20140062783 - Receiving positioning signals at different frequencies: A method and a receiver for receiving positioning signals are disclosed. The positioning signals are received from a plurality of first sources in a first frequency range and from a plurality of second sources in a second frequency range different from the first frequency range. The receiver is switched between... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140062785 - Antenna apparatus and radar apparatus for improving radiation efficiency: Disclosed is an antenna apparatus for improving radiation efficiency, which can radiate signals not having a radiation pattern where maximum radiation energy is emitted from the front side, but having a radiation pattern where maximum radiation energy is emitted from opposite lateral sides of the front side.... Agent: Mando Corporation
20140062784 - Location-assisted beamforming: The present invention relates to improving the throughput and power efficiency of communication systems that use beamforming to accurately orient transmission of signals between emitters and receivers. A first communication device implements adaptive beamforming with respect to a second communication device. That is, the first communication device controls the degree... Agent: Cambridge Silicon Radio Limited
20140062786 - Sensing device having multi beam antenna array: Provided is a sensing device having a multi beam antenna array. The sensing device includes an antenna array including a plurality of antennas, a plurality of low noise amplifiers respectively connected to the antennas to amplify radio frequency signals received from the respective antennas, a delay line box including a... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20140062787 - Antenna structures and methods for omni directional radiation patterns: A device is provided for use with a radio frequency identification (RFID) chip that receives and modulates a radio frequency (RF) signal. A substrate of the device includes a first short dipole antenna structure that backscatters a received RF signal to produce a first radiation pattern having nulls. A set... Agent: Nxp B.v.
20140062789 - Location estimation for wireless devices: In an example embodiment, there is disclosed herein, an apparatus comprising an interface and location determination logic coupled with the interface. The location determination logic receives data representative of measured signal strengths for a wireless device from a plurality of receiving devices at known locations via the interface. The location... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.
20140062788 - Phase-conjugate configuration of high-gain, dual-polarized sector antennas for a repeater: An antenna system having a transmit assembly with a first set of antenna elements for transmitting signals. Each antenna element in this first set may be disposed from a respective adjacent antenna element by a predetermined azimuthal increment and by a predetermined altitudinal increment. The antenna system further includes a... Agent: Envisioneering, Inc.
20140062790 - Method and apparatus for providing location sharing via simulation: An approach for providing location sharing via simulation is disclosed. A location sharing platform determines at least one location point associated with at least one device and at least one algorithm for determining at least one predicted route of the at least one device based, at least in part, on... Agent: Keilalahdentie 4
20140062791 - Localization method of source of unknown signal based on tdoa method: Disclosed is a localization method of a source of unknown signal based on a TDOA method, comprising a data obtaining step S100 of receiving and obtaining the unknown signal using multiple sensors; an objective function value calculating step S200 of finding a cross-correlation value, and calculating an objective function value;... Agent:
20140062792 - Method of near-field electromagnetic ranging and location: A method of near-field electromagnetic ranging and location exploits the long-wavelength, near-field characteristics of low-frequency RF signals like those in the vicinity of the AM broadcast band. These signals are robust against scattering from small objects and only mildly perturbed by the urban landscape including building structures. They are thus... Agent: Q-track Corporation
20140062793 - Methods and devices for channel identification: This invention relates to methods and devices for channel identification. The invention is particularly concerned with techniques for non-line of sight channel identification. In embodiments of the invention the methods and devices are used for channel identification in wireless geolocation systems. Embodiments of the invention make use of an entropy... Agent: British Telecommunications PLC02/27/2014 > 6 patent applications in 6 patent subcategories.
20140055297 - System and method for volume visualization in ultra-wideband radar imaging system: There are provided an ultra-wideband radar imaging system comprising an antenna with at least one receiver and a plurality of transmitters operating in multi-static mode, method of operating thereof and volume visualization unit to be used in conjunction with the multi-static ultra-wideband radar imaging system. The method comprises: receiving by... Agent:
20140055298 - Method and apparatus for capturing an image of a speed-violating vehicle: Methods and devices are provided for recording images of vehicles that pass through a section between an entrance and an exit at excessive speed, comprising the following steps: capturing an entry time of a vehicle at the entrance, generating a unique object identifier for the vehicle and storing the entry... Agent: Kapsch Trafficcom Ag
20140055299 - Apparatus and method for determining orbit of geostationary satellite: An apparatus and method for determining an orbit of a geostationary satellite is provided. The orbit of the geostationary satellite may be determined using at least one pseudo-range of the geostationary satellite calculated based on an orbit and a position of at least one global positioning system (GPS) satellite, position... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20140055300 - Wide area positioning system: Systems and methods are described for determining position of a receiver. The positioning system comprises a transmitter network including transmitters that broadcast positioning signals. The positioning system comprises a remote receiver that acquires and tracks the positioning signals and/or satellite signals. The satellite signals are signals of a satellite-based positioning... Agent: Nextnav, LLC
20140055301 - Method and system for adjusting a measurement cycle in a wireless receiver: A method for adjusting a frequency of a measurement cycle in a wireless receiver is described. The method includes adjusting a measurement cycle in a wireless receiver by computing a position state comprising at least one of a velocity and a heading of the satellite signal receiver, detecting a change... Agent: Global Locate, Inc.
20140055302 - Updating a beam pattern table: An apparatus that employs a directional antenna system updates a beam pattern table that includes entries corresponding to each of the other apparatuses with which the apparatus communicates. For example, for each of the other apparatuses, the beam pattern table may specify the antenna weights to be used to provide... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated02/20/2014 > 12 patent applications in 11 patent subcategories.
20140049418 - Realization of time-domain ultra wideband ground-penetrating radar using high speed accumulation and interpolated sampling: Embodiments of the disclosed technology use high-speed interpolated (interdigitated) sampling for the specific purpose of GPR (Ground-Penetrating RADAR). This technology solves several issues associated with high-speed sampling in GPR which included 1) dynamic range limitations, 2) regulatory compliance issues, 3) sampler core offset error, and 4) timing errors. High-speed interpolated... Agent: Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc.
20140049423 - Fmcw radar system with multiple transmitters and beat frequency multiplex: Frequency swept radar signals are transmitted from a plurality of transmitter antennas with predetermined timing offsets between the frequency sweeps of respective ones of the transmitters. A combination of reflections of the transmitted frequency swept radar signals is received. A filter bank separates a plurality of beat signals from respective... Agent: Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast-natuurfwet Enschappelijk Onderzoek Tno
20140049419 - Method for classifying moving vehicles by tracking a position value of the vehicle: Method in which vehicles are measured repeatedly while traveling through a radar cone, and specific position values are formed so as to be associated with the measurement times. This can be a specific radial distance or a specific object angle. The change over time is analyzed with respect to a... Agent: Jenoptik Robot Gmbh
20140049420 - Method for classifying moving vehicles: A method for classifying vehicles in which an angle-resolving radar device yields measurement signals which have frequencies corresponding to a Doppler shift and which originate from measured vehicles and from which radial distances, object angles and radial velocities can be derived. The frequencies of the acquired measurement signals are stored... Agent:
20140049421 - Backscatter rfid sensor with a bend transducer: A bend sensor for use in wirelessly sensing an amount of bend of a joint or other monitored object. The sensor includes a radio frequency (RF) antenna and an integrated circuit linked to the antenna. The integrated circuit or chip is passive and responds to, or is powered by, a... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc
20140049422 - Wireless power system with capacitive proximity sensing: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for tuning a transmit coil for operation in a plurality of frequency bands. In one aspect, a method of wireless power transmission is provided. The method includes exciting a first part of a wireless power transmission system, via a wireless power transmitter. The... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20140049424 - Systems and methods for using a satellite positioning system to detect moved wlan access points: In one embodiment, an area in which a mobile device may be located is determined using a satellite-based positioning system (SPS). An area in which the mobile device may be located is determined using a wireless local area network based positioning system(WLAN-PS). The area determined using the SPS is compared... Agent: Skyhook Wireless, Inc.
20140049425 - Signal source device providing multi-polarity signals: A signal source simultaneously emits horizontally polarized and vertically polarized signals and includes an enclosure, a power source and a signal generator received in the enclosure, and a first antenna and a second antenna set on an outer surface of the enclosure. The second antenna is perpendicular to the first... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
20140049426 - Electrically steerable antenna arrangement: An electrically steerable antenna arrangement comprising at least a first antenna function and a second antenna function, each antenna function comprising at least one antenna element, the antenna functions having at least one main radiation lobe that is electrically steerable, where each antenna function comprises at least one signal altering... Agent: Saab Ab
20140049427 - Radar-transparent coating: The invention relates to a radar-transparent component comprising a plastic body. Said component is characterized in that at least parts of the surface have a coating with a thickness of between 10 nm and 100 nm that comprises a semiconductor. Said coating gives the plastic body the desired metallic appearance... Agent: Oerlikon Trading Ag, Trubbach
20140049428 - Directional radio signal detection apparatus using a sense and loop antennas: An apparatus for direction finding a received radio signal is enclosed. The receiving apparatus selectively receives on a predetermined frequency to match the transmitter frequency. The receiving apparatus is comprised of one non directional antenna and two or more loop antennas. The loop antennas modify the field of the incident... Agent:
20140049429 - Collaborative spatial positioning: Disparate positional data derived from one or more positional determinative resources are fused with peer-to-peer relational data to provide an object with a collaborative positional awareness. An object collects positional determinative information from one or more positional resources so to independently determine its spatial location. That determination is thereafter augmented... Agent: 5d Robotics, Inc.02/13/2014 > 9 patent applications in 9 patent subcategories.
20140043181 - Systems and methods of antenna orientation in a point-to-point wireless network: An exemplary method comprises positioning a first antenna to receive a first signal from a second antenna, the second antenna comprising energy absorbing material that functions to expand beamwidth, receiving the first signal from the second antenna, detecting a plurality of gains based on the first signal, repositioning the first... Agent: Aviat U.s., Inc.
20140043182 - Combined display of radar signal direction and strength: A device includes a radar signal detector that can determine a signal strength of a police radar signal and a direction of a source of the police radar signal. Additionally, the device includes a display in communication with the radar signal detector that provides a single display region having a... Agent:
20140043183 - Acoustic heterodyne radar: Acoustic heterodyne radars use accurately surveyed or otherwise known locations to repetitively launch at least two, intense acoustic tone soundwaves (F1, F2) into an underground area of search. An acoustic receiver is tuned to receive either the sum (F1+F2) or difference (|F1−F2|) heterodynes and is configured to measure and log... Agent:
20140043184 - Systems and methods for efficient reception and combining of similar signals received on two or more antennas: A radio signal processing system includes a first antenna; a second antenna; a first receiver communicatively coupled to the first antenna; a second receiver communicatively coupled to the second antenna; a first processing unit communicatively coupled to the first receiver and configured to receive a first signal from at least... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20140043185 - Method for detecting, over several antenna revolutions, slow-moving targets buried in the radar clutter, using a mobile radar having a rotary antenna: A method for detecting targets using a mobile radar having a rotary antenna, notably small targets buried in radar clutter, without increasing the number of false detections, includes determining pre-detections during N antenna revolutions, including determining pre-detections revolution by revolution, each pre-detection being stored in a grid of cells centered... Agent: Thales
20140043186 - System, method and apparatus for radio frequency based location and tracking: A method for wirelessly transmitting geographic coordinate information and a system and apparatus implementing the method. The method may include obtaining a latitude coordinate and a longitude coordinate, correlating a first radio frequency to the latitude coordinate, correlating a second radio frequency to the longitude coordinate, transmitting a signal at... Agent: Loka Wireless Sdn. Bhd.
20140043187 - Low latency centralized rtk system: A low-latency centralized RTK system utilizes an RTK server to perform matched updates using base station GNSS measurements from one or more base stations and GNSS measurements from one or more rovers, and the one or more rovers produce RTK solutions based on the results of the matched updates. The... Agent:
20140043188 - Global positioning system radiometric evaluation: Methods and devices for the analysis of global positioning system (GPS) data are described. The methods and devices comprise several metrics to analyse GPS data, such as tracking coverage, signal to noise ratio, multipath noise, positioning and receiver clock, troposphere and data noise.... Agent: California Institute Of Technology
20140043189 - Dielectric resonator array antenna: Disclosed herein is a dielectric resonator array antenna including one or more series-feed type array elements installed to be arranged in parallel in a multilayer substrate, wherein first high frequency signals having the same or different phases or time delays are adjusted to be applied to the respective series-feed type... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.Previous industry: Coded data generation or conversion
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