Providing Aiding Data (ipc) Patents (Class 342/357.42)
  • Patent number: 10809352
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a signal processing device and method, and an information processing device and method, in which a distance between a position where a signal is transmitted and a position where the signal is received can be obtained with higher accuracy. A predetermined signal is transmitted as a radio signal at a predetermined timing known to a receiving side. Additionally, a propagation delay amount, which is a delay amount from a transmission timing to a reception timing of a predetermined signal received as a radio signal, is calculated on the basis of a correlation between the signal and a reference signal synchronized with the transmission timing. Furthermore, the distance between the position where a predetermined signal is transmitted and the position where the signal is received is calculated on the basis of a propagation delay amount of the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Yoneyama, Seiji Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10740066
    Abstract: Output devices (or output controllers connectable to an output device) that is wirelessly discoverable by an information apparatus are herein disclosed and enabled. An output device may be an audio output device, a printer, a television, a projector, or a display device. The output device may include one or more chips or chipsets that are compatible with Bluetooth or IEEE 802.11 standards. The output device is operable to: wirelessly announce its availability for the information apparatus to wirelessly discover the output device when the information apparatus is within a limited physical distance to the output device; wirelessly transmit one or more device attributes related to the output device from the output device to the information apparatus that has wirelessly discovered the output device; and wirelessly receive, from the information apparatus, output data that is in accordance, at least in part, with the one or more device attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Flexiworld Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William Ho Chang, Christina Ying Liu
  • Patent number: 10708399
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an intelligent device and an intelligent system. The intelligent device includes a panel, a first communication interface and a processor unit, wherein the processor unit is configured to: when the first communication interface is connected with a second communication interface of the mobile terminal, send a request message to the mobile terminal through the first communication interface, and receive a response message sent by the mobile terminal, or receive a control instruction sent by the mobile terminal though the first communication interface, and perform a corresponding operation according to the control instruction. Through the above technical solution, the intelligent device is capable of achieving a convenient connection with the mobile terminal, so that the mobile terminal can be used as a module for communication, processing, networking and other functions of the intelligent device so as to achieve the intelligence of the intelligent device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: CLOUDMINDS (SHENZHEN) ROBOTICS SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Boyu Cui
  • Patent number: 10690778
    Abstract: A method for validating time assistance data includes receiving, at a mobile device, the time assistance data via a first wireless communication technology from a serving cell. The method also includes obtaining a reference global navigation satellite system (GNSS) time, at the mobile device, via a second wireless communication technology and determining whether the time assistance data is valid based on the reference GNSS time. Further included in the method is determining a validated GNSS time based on the time assistance data in response to determining that the time assistance data is valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Harisrinivas Chandrasekar, Prabhu Kandasamy, Naveen Kumar V. Bonda
  • Patent number: 10598796
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide an apparatus that includes a receiving circuit and a processing circuit. The receiving circuit is configured to receive a satellite signal transmitted from a satellite. The satellite signal carries navigation bits that are transmitted with a navigation bit length. The processing circuit is configured to construct aiding navigation bits based on aiding ephemeris and almanac information that are provided by an aiding source other than the satellite signal. Further, the processing circuit is configured to strip the navigation bits from the satellite signal based on the aiding navigation bits to generate a post-stripping signal, and perform an integration on the post-stripping signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventors: Yongsong Wang, Zhike Jia, Juhong Xing, PeiYang Zhang, Mobo Qiu, Kun Xu
  • Patent number: 10558869
    Abstract: A location specifying apparatus comprises a first circuit and a second circuit. The first circuit is configured to store information regarding a predetermined feature including location information of the predetermined feature, information regarding a position of a specific point on a road, and information indicating a correlation of the information regarding the predetermined feature to the information regarding the position of the specific point on the road. The second circuit is configured to obtain image data ahead of a moving body; to identify a location of the predetermined feature in an image expressed by the image data, based on the information regarding the position of the specific point on the road, the information indicating the correlation, and the information regarding the predetermined feature; and to specify the location of the moving body, based on the identified location of the predetermined feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Zenrin Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinji Ogata, Hiroyuki Ohara, Hiroyuki Inatsuka, Tatsuya Yuba, Junichi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10555128
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application provide a method for transmitting positioning assistance data and a device. The method includes: receiving, by a network device, at least one positioning assistance data message sent by a positioning server, where the at least one positioning assistance data message is used to carry positioning assistance data; and broadcasting, by the network device, a system message to a terminal device, where the system message is used by the terminal device to obtain the positioning assistance data. According to the embodiments of this application, the network device broadcasts the system message to broadcast the positioning assistance data. In this way, a problem of low efficiency of transmitting existing centralized positioning assistance data can be resolved, and a problem in the prior art that a positioning server needs to perform signaling communication with each terminal device in a unicast transmission scenario can be avoided, thereby reducing signaling overheads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yinghui Yu, Chenwan Li, Zhe Jin, Yiling Wu, Zhe Chen, Weiliang Zhang, Zhihu Luo
  • Patent number: 10498727
    Abstract: Multi-factor authentication systems and methods are provided that include receiving a request to authenticate a user of a mobile device. The request for authentication may include credential information associated with the user and vehicle data. A determination may be made regarding whether the vehicle data was obtained from a vehicle via the mobile device. The received vehicle data and received credential information may be compared to stored data. When there is a match between the received vehicle data and received credential information and corresponding stored data, a notification may be provided to the user device, indicating that the user has been authenticated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Timur Sherif, Steve Blanchet, Hannes Jouhikainen, Zviad Aznaurashvili
  • Patent number: 10481275
    Abstract: A moveable object determines a preliminary position for the moveable object using received satellite navigation signals and satellite orbit correction information and satellite clock correction information. A position correction is determined by identifying which cell, of a predefined set of geographical cells, corresponds to the determined preliminary position, and obtaining from a database, pre-computed tectonic terrestrial plate position information for the identified cell. Based on the information for the identified cell, a tectonic terrestrial plate, corresponding to the determined preliminary position of the moveable object is identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Yiqun Chen, Liwen L. Dai
  • Patent number: 10429512
    Abstract: A navigation signal transmitting apparatus, provided on ground, for transmitting a navigation signal to a receiver capable of positioning by receiving a spread spectrum satellite positioning signal from a satellite has first and second transmission antennas; a message generating unit that generates a message signal of positional information included in the navigation signal, and a modulating unit that modulates the message signal by a modulation process including spectrum spreading, based on spread codes of the same sequence as the satellite positioning signal allotted in advance to the navigation signal transmitting apparatus, for generating first and second navigation signals. The modulating unit executes the modulating process using either one of the first and second navigation signals as an object of demodulation at each time of reception by the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: GNSS Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Torimoto, Kazuki Okano
  • Patent number: 10393882
    Abstract: Example methods disclosed herein include accessing carrier phase measurements and code measurements obtained for a plurality of satellite signals of a global navigation satellite system. Disclosed example methods also include determining an initial set of floating-point ambiguities based on the measurements, the initial set of floating-point ambiguities including inter-frequency bias (IFB). Disclosed example methods further include performing a least squares search process based on the initial set of floating-point ambiguities to determine a set of integer ambiguities and an estimate of the IFB. In some examples, an additional (e.g., wide-lane) filter is used to realize a combination of carrier phase and code IFB. In some examples, IFB estimation is further realized by determining a median of IFB estimates over a window time. In some examples, the resulting IFB estimate and the set of integer ambiguities are used to estimate a position of a receiver, determine a satellite correction signal, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Liwen L. Dai, Yujie Zhang
  • Patent number: 10185035
    Abstract: A satellite-based positioning method includes: obtaining predicted satellite data for at least one satellite vehicles (SVs) in a global navigation satellite system (GNSS); obtaining reference satellite data for the at least one SV; calculating satellite prediction error data for each of the at least one SV according to the predicted satellite data and the reference satellite data; and utilizing a processing unit to calculate a parameter for each of the at least one SV based on the satellite prediction error data. An associated satellite-based positioning apparatus is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: MediaTek Inc.
    Inventors: Chia-Yen Chong, Chih-Wei Chen, Chin-Tang Weng, Mu-Han Tsai
  • Patent number: 10180498
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described that relate to global position and time information. Two devices can be in communication with one another. The first device can be able to communicate with a satellite system while the second device is unable to communicate with the satellite system. The second device can send a request for global position and time information at a first time that is received by the first device at a second time. At a third time, the first device can send the global position and time information that is received by the second device at a fourth time. The second device can use the first time, second time, third time, and fourth time to compensate for delay caused by the request being sent and the arrival of the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Yoonkee Kim
  • Patent number: 10171990
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various embodiments for publishing a service offer set to a device agent on an end-user device and for on-device selection of a service. In some embodiments, a network system publishes a service offer set to an end-user device over a wireless access network, receives an offer set user selection from the end-user device, and provisions one or more network functions based on the offer set user selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Headwater Research LLC
    Inventors: Gregory G. Raleigh, James Lavine, Alireza Raissinia
  • Patent number: 10165541
    Abstract: Example methods, apparatuses, and/or articles of manufacture are disclosed herein that may be utilized, in whole or in part, to facilitate and/or support one or more operations and/or techniques for enhancing positioning, which may include E911 positioning, via measurement batching, such as for use in or with mobile communication devices, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sai Pradeep Venkatraman, Ashok Bhatia
  • Patent number: 10154470
    Abstract: Techniques for supporting a control plane solution for location services and positioning are described. In an aspect, an Evolved Serving Mobile Location Center (E-SMLC) may communicate with a Mobility Management Entity (MME) to support location services and positioning for a UE. In one design, the E-SMLC may receive a location request from the MME, perform a positioning procedure with the UE in response to the location request, and send a location response to the MME after completing the positioning procedure. For a UE-assisted or UE-based positioning procedure, the E-SMLC may send a downlink positioning message to the UE via the MME and may receive an uplink positioning message from the UE via the MME. For a network-based positioning procedure, the E-SMLC may send a network positioning request message to an eNB via the MME and may receive a network positioning response message from the eNB via the MME.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen William Edge, Kirk Allan Burroughs
  • Patent number: 10151841
    Abstract: A method and system are provided. A first request for satellite navigation data is provided to a vehicle to everything V2X receiver. Satellite navigation data recovered from a V2X message is received from the V2X receiver. The satellite navigation data is provided to a satellite navigation system receiver. The satellite navigation data comprises the data required by the satellite navigation system receiver to perform a hot start.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Timotheus Van Roermund, Cornelis Marinus Moerman
  • Patent number: 10094934
    Abstract: A system to select a type of satellite from a plurality of types of satellites in a multi-constellation of satellites is provided. The system includes at least a first receiver configured to input signals from a first type of satellite and a second receiver configured to input signals from a second type of satellite and a processor. The processor: executes a multi-constellation-selection software module to associate a current position with a mapping feature and select at least one selected type of satellite from the plurality of types of satellites based on the associated mapping feature; executes a compute-position/velocity/time (PVT) software module to compute a current position/velocity/time based on at least one selected input signal input at a receiver associated with the at least one selected type of satellite; and feeds the computed current position/velocity/time to the multi-constellation-selection software module based on the execution of the compute-PVT software module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Savoy, Jr., Vignesh Krishnan, Kent Woodworth
  • Patent number: 10082582
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a satellite positioning unit, an environment information acquiring unit, a reception information acquiring unit and an operation condition setting unit. The satellite positioning unit performs positioning based on a positioning signal received from a positioning satellite. The environment information acquiring unit acquires environment information unique to a current location. The reception information acquiring unit acquires reception information indicating a state of the positioning signal at the current location based on the environment information The operation condition setting unit sets an operation condition of the satellite positioning unit based on the reception information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Tomohisa Takaoka
  • Patent number: 10048386
    Abstract: Method for precise GNSS positioning system with improved ambiguity estimation. The method is based on the realization that, especially during convergence, the estimated float ambiguities are biased when estimated simultaneously with the ionosphere parameters. The “ionosphere-like” biases can be separated from the actual float ambiguities by using the fixed wide-lane (or extra wide-lane) integer ambiguities. The original real-valued ambiguities (e.g., one of L1, L2 and L5 in the GPS case) are corrected using the corresponding biases, resulting in reliable float ambiguities that are taken as input in the next processing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: FUGRO N.V.
    Inventor: Liu Xianglin
  • Patent number: 10034188
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system and method for establishing a physical location of a device are generally described herein. In some embodiments a device may include a wireless device configured to communicate with an access point through the use of a wireless protocol, and to perform a method for time-of-flight (ToF) positioning that includes a three-stage fine-timing measurement (FTM) procedure that includes: a first stage for negotiating comeback timing for a next FTM exchange, a second stage that includes performing a fine timing measurement exchange and optionally negotiating the comeback timing for the next fine timing measurement exchange, and a third stage that includes reporting and polling the timestamp of the previous fine timing measurement exchange and optionally performing an additional fine timing measurement stage. In some embodiments a module in a device may determine a range between the device and the access point or the one or more network devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shani Ben-Haim, Gaby Prechner
  • Patent number: 10021626
    Abstract: The systems and methods disclosed herein provide for the development of a wireless communication network that monitors a physical environment. The network components include relay nodes, parent modules and end user devices distributed throughout the physical environment. Such components are programmed, controlled and monitored via cloud computing while the components are also accessed for use by end users via mobile platforms. The systems and methods disclosed herein provides for the distribution of hyperlinked-content to end user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: BLUFIELD, INC.
    Inventors: Charleson Bell, Warren Sadler, John-Mark Eberhardt, Ronnie Braxton, Ja'rell Wilson
  • Patent number: 9998904
    Abstract: Particular embodiments described herein provide for an apparatus, such as a wireless electronic device, that includes a memory element configured to store electronic code, a processor operable to execute instructions associated with the electronic code, and at least one module. The at least one module is configured to receive first location information identifying a first location associated with an electronic device. The at least one module is further configured to receive first connection location information indicative of a second location of the electronic device at a time of connection with a first wireless device. The at least one module is further configured to evaluate for a presence of the first wireless device when the first location is within a predetermined distance of the second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Praveen Thota
  • Patent number: 9933268
    Abstract: A digital map enhancement system and a method performed by the system are disclosed for improving accuracy of pre-stored digital map data of a digital map to be utilized by a vehicle. The system determines a current position of the vehicle, and identifies, in the pre-stored digital map data, a mapped digital landmark representing a stationary landmark predicted to be in the vicinity of the current position of the vehicle, which mapped digital landmark includes a pre-stored position of the stationary landmark. The system detects the stationary landmark by one or more sensor devices on-board the vehicle, which are adapted for observing the surroundings of the vehicle, and determines a detected position of the stationary landmark based on the current position of the vehicle and the detection of the stationary landmark. The system updates the pre-stored position of the mapped digital landmark with the detected position of the stationary landmark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Volvo Car Corporation
    Inventor: Toktam Bagheri
  • Patent number: 9881218
    Abstract: A location calculation system that includes circuitry that stores vector information regarding a plurality of first vectors each connecting a specific point-relevant location, that is associated with each of a plurality of specific points set along a road, with a location of a predetermined feature, in relation to position information regarding each position of the plurality of specific points; stores predetermined feature location information regarding the location of the predetermined feature; obtains image data ahead of a moving body; calculates a location of the predetermined feature in an image of the image data as obtained by the circuitry; calculates a location of the moving body based on the location of the predetermined feature as calculated by the circuitry and the vector information; and outputs the location of the moving body as calculated by the circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: ZENRIN Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Ogata, Hiroyuki Ohara, Hiroyuki Inatsuka, Tatsuya Yuba, Junichi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9826491
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program product are provided to enable the provision of a mechanism by which a device participating in a collaborative application may synchronize with other participating devices. A method may include providing for operation of a collaboration application, providing for transmission of a multicast reference time request to a wireless access point, receiving a multicast reference time message, establishing a reference time in response to receiving the reference time message, and synchronizing the collaboration application using the reference time. The synchronization of the collaboration application may be performed in response to receiving an acknowledgement message from collaborating devices. The method may further include providing for transmission of a second multicast reference time request in response to not receiving an acknowledgement message from the collaborating devices. The multicast reference time message may be received from the wireless access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Timo Tapani Aaltonen, Juha Pekka Luoma, Tapani Antero Leppanen, Eero Tapani Aho
  • Patent number: 9774429
    Abstract: Techniques are described for wireless communication. In one method, a positioning reference signal (PRS) may be generated. The PRS may be configured in at least one downlink subframe among a plurality of downlink subframes. The PRS may be transmitted in the at least one downlink subframe using an unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Shimman Arvind Patel, Wanshi Chen, Tao Luo
  • Patent number: 9766346
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for selecting a sub-set of satellites from a set of N satellites is provided. The method includes recursively evaluating each sub-set of N?P satellites of a set of N satellites. If only one sub-set satisfies one or more first criterion, then the one sub-set that satisfies the one or more first criterions is selected. If, however, more than one sub-set satisfies the one or more first criterion, then the sub-sets that satisfy the one or more first criterion are evaluated with respect to one or more second criterion and the one sub-set that optimizes the one or more second criterion is selected. Once the selected set of N satellites is equal to the number of satellites from which a receiver is configured to calculate a navigation solution, then that selected set of N satellites is used to calculate a navigation solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Jindrich Dunik, Martin Orejas, Zdenek Kana
  • Patent number: 9721259
    Abstract: A counterfeit detection system may include a memory storing a module comprising machine readable instructions to determine a X-identification (XID) associated with a product. The XID may include an unencrypted component and/or an encrypted component associated with a parameter associated with the product. The machine readable instructions may further include selecting one or more validation rules, from a plurality of validation rules, to select one or more validation techniques from a plurality of validation techniques used to determine an authenticity of the product. The machine readable instructions may further include using the one or more selected validation techniques to determine the authenticity of the product based on the XID associated with the product. The counterfeit detection system may include a processor to implement the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Sanjoy Paul, Gurdeep Singh, Sankalp Sharma
  • Patent number: 9681262
    Abstract: Techniques for supporting location services for a home Node B (HNB) and its user equipments (UEs) are disclosed. In an aspect, location services may be supported for a UE by having an HNB inter-work between user plane and control plane location solutions. In one design, the HNB receives a request for a location service for the UE and communicates (i) with a location server via the user plane location solution and (ii) with the UE via the control plane location solution to support the location service for the UE. The HNB inter-works between the user plane and control plane location solutions. In another aspect, a location server may be used to support assisted GNSS (A-GNSS) for HNBs and UEs. In one design, an HNB exchanges PCAP messages with the location server via an HNB GW and exchanges RRC messages with a UE to support a location service for the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen William Edge, Damanjit Singh, Jen Mei Chen
  • Patent number: 9671499
    Abstract: The effective use of weak GPS signals that are present in various environments enables an electronic device to pinpoint its location in such environments. The electronic device uses an antenna to perform sequential scanning in multiple directions for global positioning system (GPS) signals. The electronic device further analyzes GPS signals obtained from scanning the multiple directions to determine a number of acquired GPS satellites that provided the GPS signals. The GPS signals include code phases of the acquired GPS satellites. The electronic device then computes a location of the electronic device based on the code phases of the acquired GPS satellites when the number of acquired GPS satellites meets a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jie Liu, Gerald R. DeJean, Nissanka B. Priyantha, Yuzhe Jin, Edward Hart, S M Shahriar Nirjon
  • Patent number: 9612335
    Abstract: Embodiments provide for a positioning device comprising a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receiving unit, a communication antenna and a communication module. The GNSS receiving unit is adapted to receive satellite information. The communication antenna allows for reception and/or transmission of complementary data. The communication module is connectable to the GNSS receiving unit and the communication antenna. The communication module is configured to provide complementary data received at the communication antenna to the GNSS receiving unit and/or to provide complementary data generated at the GNSS receiving unit to the communication antenna. The communication module is detachable or switchable for adaptation to an available communication technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: TRIMBLE NANTES S.A.S.
    Inventors: Christian Legras, Bruno Lancien, Didier Pichon
  • Patent number: 9599718
    Abstract: A position information processing device according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention can include a GPS receiver adapted and configured to receive a first satellite signal, an interdevice receiver adapted and configured to receive a second satellite signal from a mobile phone, a GPS information processor adapted and configured to compare the first satellite signal with the second satellite signal and generate a third satellite signal for calculating a current position, and a controller adapted and configured to use the third satellite signal to calculate coordinates of the current position. The proposed position information processing device uses the satellite signal that is received from the mobile phone, and therefore the accuracy of the position measurement can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Jong Bok Lee
  • Patent number: 9581679
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for determining an assistance data transmission time to account for cell timing acquisition are disclosed. In an example method, a network node determines whether a target wireless communication node (110) will need to obtain timing information for at least one cell to be included in the assistance data. The network node then estimates an acquisition time ?T for the wireless communication node (110) to obtain timing information for at least a first cell. The network node then transmits the positioning assistance data to the wireless communication node (110) at least ?T before an expected time for the wireless communication node (110) to begin performing positioning measurements. In some embodiments, the network node is configured to wait for a time period at least equal to an expected reporting delay that accounts for the acquisition time ?T, before deciding that the positioning has failed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON
    Inventors: Muhammad Kazmi, Iana Siomina
  • Patent number: 9473924
    Abstract: Particular embodiments described herein provide for an apparatus, such as a wireless electronic device, that includes a memory element configured to store electronic code, a processor operable to execute instructions associated with the electronic code, and at least one module. The at least one module is configured to receive first location information identifying a first location associated with an electronic device. The at least one module is further configured to receive first connection location information indicative of a second location of the electronic device at a time of connection with a first wireless device. The at least one module is further configured to evaluate for a presence of the first wireless device when the first location is within a predetermined distance of the second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Praveen Thota
  • Patent number: 9442179
    Abstract: Various methods, apparatuses and/or articles of manufacture are provided which may be implemented in one or more electronic devices supporting mobile device positioning within an indoor environment. Tiered positioning assistance data (tiered-PAD) corresponding to an indoor environment may be generated and/or distributed. Mobile device positioning and/or navigation capabilities may be based, at least in part, on tiered-PAD corresponding to the indoor environment. Tiered-PAD may be provided to a plurality of mobile devices. A given mobile device may, for example, select applicable portion(s) of tiered-PAD to affect one or more positioning functions and/or the like which may be performed, at least in part, by the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ju-Yong Do, Stephen J. Beauregard, Weihua Gao, Sai Pradeep Venkatraman, Amir A. Emadzadeh, Sundar Raman, Gengsheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 9420561
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method for obtaining configuration data and a method for providing configuration data, a base station device, and a network management system, where the method for obtaining configuration data includes: obtaining, by the base station device, site identifier information of a site where the base station device is located; sending, by the base station device, the site identifier information to a network management system; and receiving, by the base station device, configuration data corresponding to the site identifier information and sent by the network management system, where the configuration data is obtained by the network management system according to a correspondence between the site identifier information and the configuration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hang Li
  • Patent number: 9386434
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program product are provided to enable the provision of a mechanism by which a device participating in a collaborative application may synchronize with other participating devices. A method may include providing for operation of a collaboration application, receiving a signal from a sensor, establishing a reference time in response to receiving the signal from the sensor, and synchronizing the collaboration application using the reference time. The sensor may include an accelerometer and the signal may include a sampling of information from the sensor. The sampling may be conducted during a pre-defined time interval or possibly until a bump is detected. Establishing the reference time may include detecting a maximum value of the signal and/or detecting the signal exceeding a pre-defined threshold. Establishing the reference time may not require wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Tapani Antero Leppänen, Timo Tapani Aaltonen
  • Patent number: 9241297
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for providing a Local BreakOut (LBO) service in a wireless communication system are provided. In the method for providing an LBO service in a wireless communication system, after an access authentication procedure between an authentication server and a terminal, a femto gateway receives a subscriber profile including LBO service flow information from the authentication server to provide the LBO service flow information to a femto base station through initial service flow setting between the terminal and the femto gateway. The femto base station sets an LBO service flow through a Dynamic Service Addition (DSA) procedure. The terminal performs a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) procedure through the LBO service flow setting, and obtains an IP address for LBO based on the DHCP procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-Keon Kong, Jung-Shin Park, Ji-Cheol Lee, Nae-Hyun Lim
  • Patent number: 9234957
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for supporting reference signals for positioning measurements are disclosed. Methods include subframe configuration, subframe structures, measurement opportunities using a set of downlink subframes which are not all consecutive, handling of subframes containing reference signals and system signals such as synchronization signals, paging occasions and Multicast Broadcast Multimedia Service (MBMS), and related control signaling between a long term evolution (LTE) network and a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU). Moreover, methods to resolve allocation conflicts arising between positioning reference signals and other reference signals are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Marian Rudolf, Charles A. Dennean, John W. Haim, Guodong Zhang, Joseph S. Levy, Philip J. Pietraski
  • Patent number: 9188668
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products determine electromagnetic reflective characteristics of ambient environments. A wireless communications device sends a cellular impulse and receives reflections of the cellular impulse. The cellular impulse and the reflections of the cellular impulse may be compared to determine the electromagnetic reflective characteristics of an ambient environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Raymond Miller, Kevin A. Li, Troy C. Meuninck, James H. Pratt, Horst J. Schroeter, Behzad Shahraray
  • Patent number: 9121935
    Abstract: Assisted-GPS for a portable biometric monitoring device is provided. The portable biometric monitoring device may obtain updated ephemeris data from an associated secondary device via a short-range, low-power communication protocol. The secondary device may be a computing device such as a smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Various rules may control when the ephemeris data is updated. The ephemeris data may be used in the calculation of the global position of the portable biometric monitoring device. Additionally, the portable biometric monitoring device may communicate downloaded position fixing data to the associated secondary device. The associated secondary device may then calculate the global position from the position fixing data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: James Park, Heiko Gernot Albert Panther, Shelten Gee Jao Yuen
  • Patent number: 9072028
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter relates to an architecture that can leverage Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS) Terrestrial Radio Access Network (UTRAN) features to facilitate more efficient or more robust communication with a femtocell network. In particular, features such as a UMTS localized common pilot channel along with various UTRAN features can enable communications to be directed to specific targets such as to a specific home nodeB (HNB) or to a specific mobile device served by the HNB, while also reducing macro network load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Patini
  • Patent number: 9072045
    Abstract: Particular embodiments described herein provide for an apparatus, such as a wireless electronic device, that includes a memory element configured to store electronic code, a processor operable to execute instructions associated with the electronic code, and at least one module. The at least one module is configured to receive first location information identifying a first location associated with an electronic device. The at least one module is further configured to receive first connection location information indicative of a second location of the electronic device at a time of connection with a first wireless device. The at least one module is further configured to evaluate for a presence of the first wireless device when the first location is within a predetermined distance of the second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Praveen Thota
  • Patent number: 9019157
    Abstract: A method and system for assisting mobile stations to locate a satellite use an efficient messaging format. A server computes a correction between coarse orbit data of a satellite and precise orbit data of the satellite. A coordinate system is chosen such that variation of the correction is substantially smooth over time. The server further approximates the correction with mathematical functions to reduce the number of bits necessary for transmission to a mobile station. The mobile station, upon receiving the coefficients, evaluates the mathematical functions using the coefficients and a time of applicability (e.g., the current time), converts the evaluated result to a standard coordinate system, and applies the conversion result to the coarse orbit data to obtain the precise orbit data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael James Wengler, Leonid Sheynblat, Mark Leo Moeglein, Zoltan Biacs, Arnold Jason Gum
  • Publication number: 20150102960
    Abstract: Implementations relate to systems and methods for location assistance using devices (104) in a personal area network (PAN). In one scenario, a user may use two separate location-enabled devices, such as a wearable personal device (102) and a cellular telephone device (104). In cases, one of those devices may have reached a higher or farther-developed state in terms of generating or storing location information (108) for the user's current position, as compared to the opposite device. This can take place, for instance, when the first (e.g. wearable) device (102) is first turned on. The two devices use platforms and techniques to exchange location information and carry out GPS or other operations to furnish the device that is lagging in position processing progress with assistance which will speed up or otherwise enhance the position fix for that device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Vijay L. Asrani, Michael E. Russell
  • Patent number: 8988282
    Abstract: Method and apparatuses involving satellite position signals are disclosed. Based on data indicating a usage environment, parameters, for example acquisition parameters or calculation parameters, are adapted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Intel Mobile Communications GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Hammes, Andreas Schmid
  • Publication number: 20150009066
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for a mobile station to obtain a position fix using synchronous hybrid positioning and asynchronous hybrid positioning techniques are described. In one embodiment, a wireless communication apparatus may transmit a request to a mobile station for fine time assistance (FTA) corresponding to a global navigation satellite system (GNSS). The apparatus may be configured to receive the FTA, first timing measurements from one or more base stations, and second timing measurements from the GNSS. The apparatus may identify whether the FTA was received from the mobile station. If it is determined that the FTA was received, then a system frame number (SFN) received within the FTA may be identified, wherein the SFN is associated with one of the base stations. The apparatus may then establish a position fix for the mobile station using a synchronous hybrid positioning technique that involves relating the timing measurements to a time scale associated with the SFN.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Benjamin A. WERNER
  • Patent number: 8884817
    Abstract: The present invention is related to location positioning systems, and more particularly, to a method and apparatus for providing an update of ephemeris information. According to one aspect, GPS enabled devices in the signal unavailable area monitors the state of its ephemeris data and time information. When the ephemeris data and time information become out of date, the GPS enable device uses an ad hoc Bluetooth network to retrieve ephemeris data and time information from another GPS enabled device with more current data. According to further aspects, a map of a deep hole region in which GPS and other cellular signals are not available, is generated to enable power reduction and cost saving measures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: CSR Technology Holdings Inc.
    Inventor: Leslie Seymour
  • Patent number: RE48241
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to allow for the use of existing satellite identification parameters generically, so as to allow for Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS) identification. In addition, an optional or conditional parameter is linked to the satellite identification parameter for a frequency identification, where frequency identification is indicative of a Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA) frequency value. Such a frequency identification parameter is optional as it is needed only for current GLONASS and/or near-future GLONASS (e.g., GLONASS-M) satellites. Hence, utilization of the frequency identification parameter maybe unnecessary and therefore, not included/not linked when considering next generation GLONASS satellites, e.g., GLONASS-K satellites. Additionally, signals supported by particular global positioning system (GPS) satellites can be indicated with the use of generic satellite identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Ismo Halivaara, Lauri Wirola, Jari Syrjarinne