Patents Assigned to TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10104528
    Abstract: An emergency gateway can receive carrier location information from a carrier location server for an end-user device that initiated an emergency services call. The emergency gateway can also receive supplemental location information for the end-user device from a supplemental location server and select one of the carrier location information and the supplemental location information. The emergency gateway can generate routing information for the emergency services call based on the selected location information, wherein the routing information identifies a given Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for the emergency services call. Further, the emergency gateway can route the emergency services call to the given PSAP based on the routing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Donald L. Mitchell, Jr., Roger S. Marshall, Victor C. Burton, Matthew B. Davis, Jeffrey T. Martin
  • Publication number: 20180220275
    Abstract: An emergency gateway can receive carrier location information from a carrier location server for an end-user device that initiated an emergency services call. The emergency gateway can also receive supplemental location information for the end-user device from a supplemental location server and select one of the carrier location information and the supplemental location information. The emergency gateway can generate routing information for the emergency services call based on the selected location information, wherein the routing information identifies a given Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for the emergency services call. Further, the emergency gateway can route the emergency services call to the given PSAP based on the routing information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: DONALD L. MITCHELL, JR., ROGER S. MARSHALL, VICTOR C. BURTON, MATTHEW B. DAVIS, JEFFREY T. MARTIN
  • Patent number: 9900754
    Abstract: A wireless Internet gateway bridges wireless devices to the Internet, e.g., via a short message service center (SMSC). The gateway provides a portal to SMPP, HTTP, TNPP, or other protocol messages using Java Remote Method Invocation (RMI) techniques. Application servers insert RMI objects containing messages in a message queue handler of the gateway. The RMI objects are queued and passed either directly to a destination delivery handler (e.g., SMPP, SMTP, HTTP or TNPP protocol handler), or passed through a generic destination interface. An SMTP handler provides direct communication of SMTP protocol messages (i.e., email) to the message queue. An SMPP link proxy module provides direct access between a local application server and the destination delivery handler. The messages are packaged into relevant messages of the particular destination protocol (e.g., SMPP), and transmitted to the relevant network element (e.g., to an SMSC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Telecommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard A. Smith
  • Patent number: 9763084
    Abstract: A Secure Location Session Manager (SLSM) is an intelligent router for open mobile alliance (OMA) Secure User Plane Location (SUPL) Version 1.0 (and later) messages best implemented when multiple, geo-diverse SUPL servers are deployed in a distributed environment, such as an active-active redundant configuration within a wireless carrier's network. In a standalone option, the SLSM acts as a “middleman” for all SUPL positioning messages between a mobile device and a responsible SUPL server. In an embedded option, the SLSM resides within an existing server. The SLSM manages and stores session information for all pending and ongoing SUPL positioning sessions in internal tables for routing and load balancing purposes. The external interfaces of the SLSM consist of OMA ULP messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Telecommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Kambiz Ghozati, Dara Ung, Kyle Greenwell, Tojo Thomas, William Wells
  • Patent number: 9748629
    Abstract: A troposcatter terminal can include a location receiver, a network interface, an antenna control unit, and a motor controller. The location receiver can be configured to receive first current location information associated with a local troposcatter antenna. The network interface can be configured to receive second current location information associated with a distant troposcatter antenna. The antenna control unit can be configured to determine a heading from the local troposcatter antenna to the distant troposcatter antenna, an azimuth angle for the local troposcatter antenna, and an elevation angle for the local troposcatter antenna, the heading, the azimuth angle, and the elevation angle based on the first location information and the second location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Telecommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexie Velez, Robert D. McCarley, Fred William Rieck, Douglas B. Houston
  • Patent number: 9743378
    Abstract: Master Street Address Guide (MSAG)-validated street address data is correlated with real-world geographic (e.g., latitude/longitude) data. Conventional MSAG-validated street address data is processed, or geocoded, into an additional (or integrated) database that associates latitude/longitude information with a particular entry in the existing MSAG-validated database. The association of the lat/lon data may be direct, or indirect using link ID or other unique tags indicating a particular entry in the MSAG-validated database. The geocoding need be performed only once by a service provider, e.g., as part of the deployment of an emergency service system. In this way, the closest public service answering point (PSAP) to a given latitude/longitude position of a wireless or VoIP device may be determined quickly, providing emergency services with the smallest possible reliable response time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Telecommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ritesh Bansal, David Byron
  • Publication number: 20170236345
    Abstract: An access server can be configured to receive an open lock request from a radio frequency identification (RFID) lock that is provided in response to a holder of an RFID badge positioning the RFID badge near the RFID lock. The open lock request can include a unique identifier (ID) assigned to the RFID badge. The access server can also be configured to retrieve a user record based on the unique ID of the RFID badge to determine a secondary device ID. The access server can further be configured to determine whether the secondary device ID is present in a wireless device list that characterizes a list of wireless devices communicating with a wireless network physically encompassing the RFID lock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, INC
    Inventor: BRENDAN WATTERS
  • Patent number: 9730024
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method and apparatus for storing, referencing, retrieving, and graphically displaying spatial and non-spatial related information of a mobile computing device, such as a laptop computer or a cellular telephone. The spatial-related information may be obtained by using positioning tracking systems such as a global positioning system, whereas the non-spatial related information may include communication activities associated with the mobile computing device, such as phone calls, e-mails, text messages, pages, etc. The present invention also provides methods and apparatus of sharing event information between mobile communication devices as well as related navigational information for traveling to an event from a real-time position of a mobile communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Telecommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Sheha, Angie Sheha, Stephen Petilli, Mark Goddard
  • Patent number: 9686629
    Abstract: A remotely provisioned proxy within a wireless/mobile phone that proxies a wireless communication path between a disconnected piconet (e.g., BLUETOOTH™) device and a network resource such as a universal resource locator (URL) via a mating mobile phone. Thus, an application proxy module embodied within the mobile phone provides managed access of a piconet device connected to the mating mobile phone to remote services. A disconnected piconet device uses the full data bandwidth available to a wireless phone, without the need for the disconnected piconet device to include its own separate wireless front end, or to require use of a modem within the mobile phone. Thus, using a mobile phone with application proxy, the user need not pay for the luxury of a tethered data plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Telecommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Tsurutome, Bob Barcklay, Robert Wang
  • Patent number: 9658341
    Abstract: 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 unique advantages for positioning and navigation applications including carrier phase observable ambiguity resolution and direct, long-code spread spectrum signal acquisition. Alternatively, the present invention also provides unique advantages for establishing the validity of navigation signals in order to counter the possibilities of electronic attack using spoofing and/or denial methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Telecommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael B. Mathews, Peter F. MacDoran
  • Patent number: 9648460
    Abstract: A method for forging location measurements at a wireless device can include determining, at the wireless device, a Cell-ID for a cell in a vicinity of a false location. The method can also include receiving, at the wireless device, an identification of a set of satellites that are within view from the false location. The method can further include generating, at the wireless device, forged location measurements that characterize satellite signals from a subset of the set of satellites that would be received at the false location. The method can still further include providing, from the wireless device, the forged location measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Telecommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Neil Harper
  • Patent number: 9628521
    Abstract: A location application can be configured to detect a call to a particular telephone number. The location application can also be configured to receive a plurality of radio frequency (RF) signals provided through a plurality of different RF interfaces. Each of the RF interfaces can be configured to receive RF signals of different protocols. The location application can also be configured to determine an identifier (ID) for a source of each of the RF signals. At least two of the RF signals can be of different protocols. The location application can also be configured to insert the ID for the sources of each of the RF signals into call signaling for the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Telecommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Yinjun Zhu, Judy Tran Ocondi, Gordon Hines
  • Patent number: 9625268
    Abstract: Navigational lane guidance enhances a maneuver display by incorporating full display of available lanes in a freeway, when available in the map data. An otherwise regular turn icon display is replaced with a variable width image that grows to show all available lanes, highlighting lanes usable to complete a navigated maneuver. A new lane TrueType font displays the lane guidance image, with individual characters representing each possible line situation. Since TrueType fonts are vector-based, they can be used to generate the lane images at any size, in a platform-independent fashion. The lane font has direction arrows, which can be combined to form composite arrows; and additional direction arrows as needed to allow replacement of the routing icons currently in use. Lane dividers may also be implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Telecommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Brant Miller Clark, Mark Goddard, Diego Andres Kaplan
  • Patent number: 9612122
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for obtaining location information from a location source. A geographic reference point is determined based on accuracy of the location information. The geographic reference point is incorporated into a location result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Telecommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Zarem, Eric Vuillermet, John Deaguiar
  • Patent number: 9602967
    Abstract: The number of messages required in networks where both location and presence services are deployed may be reduced, by retrieving presence data from messages otherwise intended to provide only location information. Thus, information determined in a location service scheme is utilized to provide a presence service as well. A location server requests mobile subscriber (MS) information from a Core Network (CN) Node (i.e. HLR, MSC, etc.) that can be used in determining the Location of the MS. A single message aggregates retrieval of information for two services, specifically, for both location and presence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Telecommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon Hines, Mario G. Tapia, Will Cousins, Patrick Carey
  • Patent number: 9599717
    Abstract: An intelligent system for choosing selection schemes to be tried in a predetermined order for determining the location of a wireless mobile client, including retrieving a last known position record from a cache, checking serving network capability, choosing an initial selection scheme according to parameters including at least the required response time and the requested location method, including a method employing navigational satellites, attempting to retrieve a current position record, trying successive untried selection schemes in turn according to a predetermined algorithm if no current position record has been retrieved, and returning the current position record and updating the last known position record, or returning an error if no current position record has been retrieved, and returning the last known position record if an error has been returned, the last known position record exists in the cache and the last known position record has not expired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Telecommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Arlene Havlark, Victor Burton, John Ahrens
  • Patent number: 9602968
    Abstract: Dynamic and current information is provided regarding a wireless device's entry into or exit from a geographically defined “watched” area. An area watcher application monitors preconfigured wireless devices entry/exit into preconfigured watched areas. The watched areas may watch for any/all subscribers, or for select, preconfigured subscribers listed in an appropriate table or database. Provision of location information is triggered by a wireless subscriber's entry, exit or changing between designated ‘watched’ areas or locations. Continuous polling may be used, or the mobile device itself or network element may be triggered to push its own location upon notification of its entry into or out of watched areas from an area watcher. A third party may be notified when a wireless user enters an area surrounding their retail store, and be sent a message such as “sale inside”, or “Your rentals are overdue”, on their wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Telecommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon Hines, Mario G. Tapia, Will Cousins
  • Patent number: 9596582
    Abstract: Network devices in an Ad-Hoc wireless network self-survey themselves as necessary for approximate location or precise position information, based on methods employed, particularly useful for a non-open-sky environment. A WiFi Access Point (AP) with or without an internal GPS receiver and location conveyance support may utilize the mesh technique. If an Ad-Hoc network device is unable to contact a suitable location server, or a position request has otherwise failed to deliver a precise position, a WiFi AP is manually configured with appropriate location information, and then offers itself as if it were a location server (thereby becoming an ‘internal’ server’, containing either the determined or provisioned location of itself, for use by other APs or devices). A location server (either internal to the AP needing location, or external), performs a ‘mesh’ location determination by selecting position information from 3 or more location determined APs for subsequent processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Telecommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger S. Marshall
  • Patent number: 9591444
    Abstract: A least squares geofence method that minimizes trigger misfires caused by data variability and location blunders and minimizes delayed/missed entry triggers generated under urban or indoor conditions. The least squares geofence method uses a weighted least squares (LS) model to compute a location estimate for a target device. A LS location estimate is used to determine if a target device is located inside or outside a predefined geofence. The present invention additionally comprises a Kalman filter geofence method that further improves the accuracy of entry/exit geofence triggers. A Kalman filter geofence method uses a Kalman filter to filter location data retrieved for a target device. Filtered location data is used to determine if a target device is located inside or outside a predefined geofence. A Kalman filter geofence method estimates velocity and heading information for a target device to generate accurate entry/exit geofence triggers for devices in fast moving mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Telecommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Weigen Qiu
  • Patent number: 9582177
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method and apparatus for sending and retrieving location relevant information to a user by selecting and designating a point of interest that is displayed on a graphical user interface and sending the location information associated with that point of interest to a receiver that is also selected using the graphical user interface. The location relevant information may also include mapped routes, waypoints, geo-fenced areas, moving vehicles etc. Updated location relevant information may also be continuously sent to the user while generating updated mapping information on the graphical user interface. The present invention may be practiced by using communication devices such as a personal computer, a personal digital assistance, in-vehicle navigation systems, or a mobile telephone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Telecommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Sheha, Angie Sheha, Stephen Petilli