Patents by Inventor Frederick W. LeBlanc

Frederick W. LeBlanc has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20170150474
    Abstract: A location system and applications therefor is disclosed for wireless telecommunication infrastructures. The system is an end-to-end solution having one or more location systems for outputting requested locations of handsets or mobile stations (MS) based on, e.g., CDMA, GSM, GPRS, TDMA or WIFI communication standards, for processing both local mobile station location requests and more global mobile station location requests via, e.g., Internet communication between a distributed network of location systems. The following applications may be enabled by the location system: 911 emergency calls, tracking, navigation, people and animal location including applications for confinement to and exclusion from certain areas, friend finder applications, and applications for allocating user desired resources based on the user's location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Dennis J. Dupray, Sheldon F. Goldberg, Frederick W. LeBlanc, Charles L. Karr
  • Publication number: 20170069214
    Abstract: Various systems, methods, for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are disclosed. In one aspect, UAVs operation in an area may be managed and organized by UAV corridors, which can be defined ways for the operation and movement of UAVs. UAV corridors may be supported by infrastructures and/or systems supported UAVs operations. Support infrastructures may include support systems such as resupply stations and landing pads. Support systems may include communication UAVs and/or stations for providing communications and/or other services, such as aerial traffic services, to UAV with limited communication capabilities. Further support systems may include flight management services for guiding UAVs with limited navigation capabilities as well as tracking and/or supporting unknown or malfunctioning UAVs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Dennis J. Dupray, Frederick W. LeBlanc
  • Publication number: 20170055130
    Abstract: A location system is disclosed for wireless telecommunication infrastructures. The system is an end-to-end solution having one or more location systems for outputting requested locations of hand sets or mobile stations (MS) based on, e.g., AMPS, NAMPS, CDMA or TDMA communication standards, for processing both local mobile station location requests and more global mobile station location requests via, e.g., Internet communication between a distributed network of location systems. The system uses a plurality of mobile station locating technologies including those based on: (1) two-way TOA and TDOA; (2) home base stations and (3) distributed antenna provisioning. Further, the system can be modularly configured for use in location signaling environments ranging from urban, dense urban, suburban, rural, mountain to low traffic or isolated roadways. The system is useful for 911 emergency calls, tracking, routing, people and animal location including applications for confinement to and exclusion from certain areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Frederick W. LeBlanc, Dennis J. Dupray, Charles L. Karr
  • Patent number: 9538493
    Abstract: A location system and applications therefor is disclosed for wireless telecommunication infrastructures. The system is an end-to-end solution having one or more location systems for outputting requested locations of handsets or mobile stations (MS) based on, e.g., CDMA, GSM, GPRS, TDMA or WIFI communication standards, for processing both local mobile station location requests and more global mobile station location requests via, e.g., Internet communication between a distributed network of location systems. The following applications may be enabled by the location system: 911 emergency calls, tracking, navigation, people and animal location including applications for confinement to and exclusion from certain areas, friend finder applications, and applications for allocating user desired resources based on the user's location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: FineTrak, LLC
    Inventors: Dennis J. Dupray, Sheldon F. Goldberg, Frederick W. Leblanc, Charles L. Karr
  • Patent number: 8994591
    Abstract: A location system and applications therefor is disclosed for wireless telecommunication infrastructures. The system is an end-to-end solution having one or more location systems for outputting requested locations of hand sets or mobile stations (MS) based on, e.g., CDMA, GSM, GPRS, TDMA or WIFI communication standards, for processing both local mobile station location requests and more global mobile station location requests via, e.g., Internet communication between a distributed network of location systems. The following applications may be enabled by the location system: 911 emergency calls, tracking, navigation, people and animal location including applications for confinement to and exclusion from certain areas, friend finder applications, and applications for allocating user desired resources based on the user's location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: TracBeam LLC
    Inventors: Dennis J Dupray, Frederick W LeBlanc, Charles L Karr, Sheldon F Goldberg
  • Publication number: 20130288692
    Abstract: A location system and applications therefor is disclosed for wireless telecommunication infrastructures. The system is an end-to-end solution having one or more location systems for outputting requested locations of handsets or mobile stations (MS) based on, e.g., CDMA, GSM, GPRS, TDMA or WIFI communication standards, for processing both local mobile station location requests and more global mobile station location requests via, e.g., Internet communication between a distributed network of location systems. The following applications may be enabled by the location system: 911 emergency calls, tracking, navigation, people and animal location including applications for confinement to and exclusion from certain areas, friend finder applications, and applications for allocating user desired resources based on the user's location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Dennis J. Dupray, Sheldon F. Goldberg, Frederick W. LeBlanc, Charles L. Karr
  • Publication number: 20110244887
    Abstract: A location system and applications therefor is disclosed for wireless telecommunication infrastructures. The system is an end-to-end solution having one or more location systems for outputting requested locations of hand sets or mobile stations (MS) based on, e.g., CDMA, GSM, GPRS, TDMA or WIFI communication standards, for processing both local mobile station location requests and more global mobile station location requests via, e.g., Internet communication between a distributed network of location systems. The following applications may be enabled by the location system: 911 emergency calls, tracking, navigation, people and animal location including applications for confinement to and exclusion from certain areas, friend finder applications, and applications for allocating user desired resources based on the user's location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: TRACBEAM LLC
    Inventors: Dennis J. Dupray, Sheldon F. Goldberg, Frederick W. LeBlanc, Charles L. Karr
  • Patent number: 7812766
    Abstract: A location system is disclosed for wireless telecommunication infrastructures. The system is an end-to-end solution having one or more location systems for outputting requested locations of hand sets or mobile stations (MS) based on, e.g., AMPS, NAMPS, CDMA or TDMA communication standards, for processing both local mobile station location requests and more global mobile station location requests via, e.g., Internet communication between a distributed network of location systems. The system uses a plurality of mobile station locating technologies including those based on: (1) two-way TOA and TDOA; (2) home base stations and (3) distributed antenna provisioning. Further, the system can be modularly configured for use in location signaling environments ranging from urban, dense urban, suburban, rural, mountain to low traffic or isolated roadways. The system is useful for 911 emergency calls, tracking, routing, people and animal location including applications for confinement to and exclusion from certain areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: TracBeam LLC
    Inventors: Frederick W. Leblanc, Dennis J. Dupray, Charles L. Karr
  • Patent number: 6952181
    Abstract: A location is disclosed for wireless telecommunication infrastructures. The systems output requested locations of hand sets or mobile stations (MS) based on, e.g., AMPS, NAMPS, CDMA or TDMA communication standards. The system determines both local MS locations, and more global MS location requests via, e.g., Internet communication. The system uses a plurality of mobile station locating technologies, including those based on, e.g., (1) two-way TOA and TDOA; (2) home base stations and (3) distributed antenna provisioning. The system is useful for 911 emergency calls, tracking, routing, people and animal location including applications for confinement to and exclusion from certain areas. The system is particularly useful for estimating a location of an MS using information received from a commercial mobile radio service provider (CMRS) for which the MS is not registered for subscriber services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Assignee: TracBeam, LLC
    Inventors: Charles L Karr, Frederick W. LeBlanc, Dennis J. Dupray
  • Publication number: 20030222819
    Abstract: A location system is disclosed for commercial wireless telecommunication infrastructures. The system is an end-to-end solution having one or more location systems for outputting requested locations of commercially available hand sets or mobile stations (MS) based on, e.g., AMS, NAMPS, CDMA or TDMA communication standards, for processing both local mobile station location requests and more global mobile station location requests via, e.g., Internet communication between a distributed network of location systems. The system uses a plurality of mobile station locating technologies including those based on: (1) two-way TOA and TDOA; (2) home base stations and (3) distributed antenna provisioning. Further, the system can be modularly configured for use in location signaling environments ranging from urban, dense urban, suburban, rural, mountain to low traffic or isolated roadways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2001
    Publication date: December 4, 2003
    Applicant: TracBeam LLC.
    Inventors: Charles L. Karr, Frederick W. LeBlanc, Dennis J. Dupray
  • Publication number: 20030189589
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods for distributing content associated with an event venue in and about the event venue. The systems include one or more media inputs that comprise information associated with the event venue, an editing system communicably coupled to the one or more media inputs. The editing system can manipulate the information received from the one or more media inputs. Further, a distribution system is communicably coupled to the editing system, and a portable access device is communicably coupled to the distribution system. The methods involve a variety of approaches related to providing media streams to the portable access devices and for receiving and servicing requests from such portable access devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2002
    Publication date: October 9, 2003
    Applicant: Air-Grid Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick W. LeBlanc, Jeffery K. Buckwalter
  • Patent number: 6236365
    Abstract: A location system for commercial wireless telecommunication infrastructures (CMRRs). The system is an end-to-end solution having one or more location systems (42) for outputting requested locations of commercially available hand sets or mobile stations (not shown) based on, e.g. AMPS, NAMPS, CDMA or TDMA communication standards, for processing both local mobile station location requests and more global mobile station location requests via, e.g., Internet communication between a distributed network of location systems. The system uses a plurality of mobile station locating technologies including those based on: two-way TOA and TDOA; home base stations and distributed antenna provisioning. Further, the system can be modularly configured for use in location signaling environments ranging from urban, dense urban, suburban, rural, mountain to low traffic or isolated roadways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Assignee: TracBeam, LLC
    Inventors: Frederick W. LeBlanc, Dennis J. Dupray, Charles L. Karr
  • Patent number: 5768686
    Abstract: A method for determining and reporting the position of a mobile unit to a third party via a video dial tone (VDT) network is described. The method is directed for use in a wireless communication system having at least one registration area including at least one control unit and at least one base station having a corresponding coverage area. For each of the base stations in a registration area, a plurality of analog and/or TDMA RF measurements are determined, including its link budget, for a predetermined plurality of distances and directions. These measurements are modeled as scaled contoured shapes having minimum and maximum boundaries which are used to define a bounding polygon area to describe the position of a mobile station in terms of minimum and maximum error estimate. The video dial tone network includes an interactive video delivery system, a set top terminal and a video monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1998
    Assignee: U S West, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick W. LeBlanc, Christopher S. Rohrer
  • Patent number: 5602903
    Abstract: An improved positioning system and method for use in a wireless communication system including a plurality of base stations each having a corresponding coverage area. Scaled contour shapes are generated having minimum and maximum boundaries based upon determined RF measurements of each of the base stations. The intersections of the contour shapes define a bounding polygon area that describes the position of a mobile unit in terms of minimum and maximum error estimate. Once the bounding polygon area has been defined, the latitude and longitude of the center of the polygon area is determined whereupon corresponding street addresses may be obtained through reference to one or more databases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1997
    Assignee: US West Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick W. LeBlanc, Gregory E. Wilson, Alparslan M. Uysal
  • Patent number: 5596625
    Abstract: A method for routing enhanced 9-1-1 (E9-1-1) calls from a mobile emergency user to a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP). The method is directed specifically for use in a wireless communication system which includes a plurality of base stations each of which is operative to communicate with corresponding mobile units within its coverage area over air interface channels. When all interface channels of the corresponding base stations of the mobile emergency user are busy, the location of the emergency mobile user will determined in cooperation with a Location Adjunct Processor (LAP). All other mobile units communicating with the corresponding base stations will be identified. Predetermined uplink and downlink RF measurements for each of these mobile units will thereafter be extracted and by reference to the same it may be determined which of the mobile units are also within the coverage areas of neighboring base stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1997
    Assignee: U S West Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Frederick W. LeBlanc
  • Patent number: 5570412
    Abstract: A system and method for updating a location databank of a personal location system which is directed for use in a wireless communication system. A plurality of update centers are provided at known fixed locations within a base station coverage area. Each of the update centers is operative to transmit its own pre-calibrated location information to a location databank along with real-time RF measurements for the base station. Each of the base stations is provided in electrical communication with a location adjunct processor which, in turn, is provided in electrical communication with the location databank and the public switched telephone network. Processing logic is operative to obtain the desired RF measurement at GeoPads which are provided in electrical communication with each update center. Processing logic is further operative to initiate a call to the LAP in order to transmit the measurements to the location databank along with the decoded location information so as to provide periodic updating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1996
    Assignee: U.S. West Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Frederick W. LeBlanc
  • Patent number: 5508707
    Abstract: A method for determining position by obtaining directional information from spatial division multiple access (SDMA)-equipped and non-SDMA-equipped base stations. The method is directed for use in a wireless communication system which includes a plurality of base stations each having a corresponding coverage area. For each of the base stations, a plurality of RF measurements are determined in cooperation with a receiver, including a link budget of the base station, for a predetermined plurality of distances and directions. Determined RF measurements for each of the base stations are modeled as a scaled contour shape having minimum and maximum boundaries. Base stations which neighbor the mobile unit are determined so as to define a first bounding polygon area by their intersecting contours. The first bounding polygon area generally describes the relative position of the mobile unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1996
    Assignee: U S WEST Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick W. LeBlanc, Alparslan M. Uysal