Patents by Inventor Matthew L. Ward

Matthew L. Ward 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).

  • Patent number: 9467804
    Abstract: An emission control scheme intended to limit the localization and identification of a wireless device to known friendly wireless networks. Use of an intelligent access control (IAC) on a wireless device allows the user or administrator control over the revealing of the wireless device to any particular network. Passive scanning allows collection of network information while passive device-based location and on-board databased information on the wireless networks allows localization to thwart network spoofing for unfriendly positioning and identification of the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: LOCATION SENTRY CORP.
    Inventors: Matthew L. Ward, Craig E. Spiegelberg
  • Publication number: 20160219438
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for use with a mobile device. The system is configurable to detect unauthorized access to onboard sensors or information developed by the sensors or configured by the user. Upon detection, access may be denied or limited according to pre-set rules or user intervention. The rules may consider prior access attempts, time-of-day or current location in the denial or limitation of access. Access limitation can include limiting access to only dithered data or spoofed data in accordance to the rules or user instructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicant: LOCATION SENTRY CORP
    Inventors: Matthew L. WARD, Craig E. SPIEGELBERG
  • Patent number: 9386421
    Abstract: Collection and analysis of network transaction information which includes the mobile device's usage, location, movements coupled with data from non-wireless network sources allow for the automation of analysis for the detection of smuggling or other criminal behaviors and tasking of high-accuracy location surveillance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: TruePosition, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian R. Bolon, Larry V. Dodds, Matthew L. Ward
  • Patent number: 9354323
    Abstract: To reduce power consumption in a user terminal, especially mobile devices, a system and method are introduced that use terrestrial beacons as a location proxy when satellite positioning signals are not available. The geographic locations of the terrestrial beacons need not be known to use the beacons as a proxy for a satellite positioning signals derived location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: TruePosition, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Anderson, Matthew L. Ward
  • Patent number: 9288628
    Abstract: Methods and systems are employed by a wireless location system (WLS) for locating a wireless device operating in a geographic area served by a wireless communications system. An exemplary method includes monitoring a set of signaling links of the wireless communications system, and detecting at least one predefined signaling transaction occurring on at least one of the predefined signaling links. Then, in response to the detection of the at least one predefined network transaction, at least one predefined location service is triggered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: TruePosition, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Anderson, Jeffrey F. Bull, Paul Matthew Czarnecki, Thomas Stephen Ginter, Matthew L. Ward
  • Patent number: 9282435
    Abstract: A spoofed location detection system using information collected from a radio signal or information from multiple receivers collecting multiple radio signals to validate a location estimate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Location Sentry Corp
    Inventors: Matthew L. Ward, Craig E. Spiegelberg
  • Patent number: 9121923
    Abstract: A Wide Area Sensor Network (WASN) is disclosed that utilizes wideband software defined radios (SDRs) to monitor RF energy over a wide frequency range, detect when critical frequencies are being jammed or otherwise interfered with, and locate the source of the interference so that the interference can be eliminated. The WASN may use one or more geolocation techniques In addition, the WASN may detect and locate unauthorized transmitters as well as estimate the transmitted power of authorized transmitters to assure they are not transmitting more power than authorized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: TruePosition, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey F. Bull, Matthew L. Ward
  • Patent number: 9119063
    Abstract: A location sentry system is provided for use within a mobile device. The sentry system can be configured to detect unauthorized attempts to locate mobile devices by monitoring messages passed between the mobile device and the wireless network and/or messages passed between components of the mobile device, and determining that one or more of the messages is/are indicative of an attempt to locate the mobile device. In response to a determination that an unauthorized attempt has been detected, the location sentry can be configured to take one or more actions. For example, the location sentry system could prevent location information from being sent back to the wireless network and/or the location sentry system could cause incorrect information to be sent to the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: TruePosition, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederic A. Beckley, Robert J. Anderson, Matthew L. Ward
  • Patent number: 9060281
    Abstract: In an overlay, network-based, wireless location system, passive network probes and Location Measurement Units, typically co-located with eNodeB's, are used to collect identity information and radio signaling both in the forward and reverse channels for use in power-based, timing-based and/or angle-based positioning methods in Long Term Evolution (LTE) and LTE-Advanced wireless communications networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: TruePosition, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Issakov, Rashidus S. Mia, Matthew L. Ward
  • Publication number: 20150065166
    Abstract: A spoofed location detection system using information collected from a radio signal or information from multiple receivers collecting multiple radio signals to validate a location estimate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew L. WARD, Craig E. SPIEGELBERG
  • Publication number: 20150067880
    Abstract: A sentry system is provided for use within a mobile device to limit access to device location using onboard systems. Access limitation can include access to only spoofed data in accordance to the rules or user instructions. Spoofed data may include refinements to render a location estimate and associated collateral information to be more plausible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew L. WARD, Craig E. SPIEGELBERG
  • Publication number: 20140342689
    Abstract: Methods and systems are employed by a wireless location system (WLS) for locating a wireless device operating in a geographic area served by a wireless communications system. An exemplary method includes monitoring a set of signaling links of the wireless communications system, and detecting at least one predefined signaling transaction occurring on at least one of the predefined signaling links. Then, in response to the detection of the at least one predefined network transaction, at least one predefined location service is triggered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Robert J. Anderson, Jeffrey F. Bull, Paul Matthew Czarnecki, Thomas Stephen Ginter, Matthew L. Ward
  • Publication number: 20140344946
    Abstract: An emission control scheme intended to limit the localization and identification of a wireless device to known friendly wireless networks. Use of an intelligent access control (IAC) on a wireless device allows the user or administrator control over the revealing of the wireless device to any particular network. Passive scanning allows collection of network information while passive device-based location and on-board databased information on the wireless networks allows localization to thwart network spoofing for unfriendly positioning and identification of the wireless device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: LOCATION SENTRY CORP
    Inventors: Matthew L. WARD, Craig E. SPIEGELBERG
  • Patent number: 8849254
    Abstract: Collection and analysis of network transaction information which includes the mobile device's usage, location, movements coupled with data from non-wireless network sources allow for the automation of analysis for the detection of anti-social or criminal behaviors and tasking of high-accuracy location surveillance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: TruePosition, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian R. Bolon, Jihad A. Ghabra, Matthew L. Ward
  • Publication number: 20140282908
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for use with a mobile device. The system is configurable to detect unauthorized access to onboard sensors or information developed by the sensors or configured by the user. Upon detection, access may be denied or limited according to pre-set rules or user intervention. The rules may consider prior access attempts, time-of-day or current location in the denial or limitation of access. Access limitation can include limiting access to only dithered data or spoofed data in accordance to the rules or user instructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: LOCATION SENTRY CORP
    Inventors: Matthew L. WARD, Craig E. SPIEGELBERG
  • Patent number: 8838139
    Abstract: Methods and systems are employed by a wireless location system (WLS) for locating a wireless device operating in a geographic area served by a wireless communications system. An exemplary method includes monitoring a set of signaling links of the wireless communications system, and detecting at least one predefined signaling transaction occurring on at least one of the predefined signaling links. Then, in response to the detection of the at least one predefined network transaction, at least one predefined location service is triggered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: TruePosition, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Anderson, Jeffrey F. Bull, Paul Matthew Czarnecki, Thomas Stephen Ginter, Matthew L. Ward
  • Publication number: 20140080503
    Abstract: In an overlay, network-based, wireless location system, passive network probes and Location Measurement Units, typically co-located with eNodeB's, are used to collect identity information and radio signaling both in the forward and reverse channels for use in power-based, timing-based and/or angle-based positioning methods in Long Term Evolution (LTE) and LTE-Advanced wireless communications networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: TruePosition, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Issakov, Rashidus S. Mia, Matthew L. Ward
  • Publication number: 20140059655
    Abstract: A location sentry system is provided for use within a mobile device. The sentry system can be configured to detect unauthorized attempts to locate mobile devices by monitoring messages passed between the mobile device and the wireless network and/or messages passed between components of the mobile device, and determining that one or more of the messages is/are indicative of an attempt to locate the mobile device. In response to a determination that an unauthorized attempt has been detected, the location sentry can be configured to take one or more actions. For example, the location sentry system could prevent location information from being sent back to the wireless network and/or the location sentry system could cause incorrect information to be sent to the wireless network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: Frederic A. Beckley, Robert J. Anderson, Matthew L. Ward
  • Patent number: 8660015
    Abstract: A network-based wireless location system (WLS) is configured to locate mobile devices, or user equipment (UE), wirelessly communicating with a relay node (RN). The RN is wirelessly backhauled to a serving donor enhanced NodeB (donor eNB), and the RN has eNB functionality to communicate with the UE and has UE functionality to communicate data from the UE with the donor eNB. The WLS carries out a method including receiving uplink transmissions from the RN, using the uplink transmissions from the RN to compute a location estimate for the RN, and determining a location estimate for the UE based on the location estimate for the RN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: TruePosition, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Issakov, Matthew L. Ward
  • Publication number: 20140045529
    Abstract: Collection and analysis of network transaction information which includes the mobile device's usage, location, movements coupled with data from non-wireless network sources allow for the automation of analysis for the detection of smuggling or other criminal behaviors and tasking of high-accuracy location surveillance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: TruePosition, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian R. Bolon, Larry V. Dodds, Matthew L. Ward