Land Vehicle Location (e.g., Bus, Police Car Patents (Class 342/457)
  • Patent number: 10129691
    Abstract: Systems and methods to determine a location of a mobile device by combining a radio frequency navigation system and an inertial navigation system, where the radio frequency navigation system determines a location of the mobile device in reference to a map of radio frequency signals and the inertial navigation system based on dead reckoning the position of the mobile device based on measurements from motion sensors and/or magnetic field sensors. The mobile device combines the position determination results from the radio frequency navigation system and the inertial navigation system to determine two successive locations. A heading of the user of the mobile device is computed from the two successive locations without using the orientation of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: Gerard Joseph Cerchio, Brian David Wilson
  • Patent number: 10117045
    Abstract: A circuit of a node in a radio network and method for transit time measurement between a first node and a second node of a radio network is provided. A frame is transmitted by the first node, wherein the frame requires an acknowledgment of reception by the second node. A first point in time of the transmission of the frame is established by the first node by a time counter. The frame is received by the second node at a second point in time. The acknowledgment is transmitted by the second node to the first node at a third point in time, wherein the third point in time depends on the second point in time by a predetermined time interval between the second point in time and the third point in time. A fourth point in time is established by the first node by the time counter when the acknowledgment is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Atmel Corporation
    Inventors: Tilo Ferchland, Michael Schmidt, Eric Sachse
  • Patent number: 10111200
    Abstract: An infrastructure equipment as part of a mobile communications network receives an indication that data is to be transmitted to one of communications devices. In response the infrastructure equipment transmits a first paging message to the communications device to indicate the communications device is to receive the data via a wireless access interface. If a response to the transmitted first paging message is not received within a predetermined time, then if the infrastructure equipment can use a power boosting mode, to transmit the first paging message with a boosted power, or if the infrastructure equipment cannot use a power boosted mode for transmitting, to transmit a second paging message to one or more communications apparatus which can operate as a relay node for the communications device. The second paging message identifies the relay node and the communications device for which the infrastructure equipment is to transmit the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lei Zhang, Ayesha Ijaz, Atta Ul Quddus, Muhammad Ali Imran, Hideji Wakabayashi, Jussi Tapani Kahtava
  • Patent number: 10107891
    Abstract: A method and system of determining a location of a remote transmitter is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Tan Anh Ngo, Murali Tummala, John C. McEachen
  • Patent number: 10094673
    Abstract: A method for maintaining vehicle-resident map information may include, in a vehicle with at least one communications processor integrated within the vehicle, the at least one communications processor being operable to receive wireless transmissions including map information from a remote location separate and apart from the vehicle, obtaining GPS information relating to the vehicle. The map information received by the at least one communications processor may be downloaded from the remote location. A map corresponding to the map information, and an indication of the current vehicle location may be displayed within the map, based on the GPS information. The map information may correspond to the GPS information. Road information may be wirelessly transmitted to one or more locations based on the GPS information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: AMERICAN VEHICULAR SCIENCES LLC
    Inventor: David S. Breed
  • Patent number: 10091352
    Abstract: Systems for caller identification and authentication may include an authentication server. The authentication server may be configured to receive audio data including speech of a plurality of telephone calls, use audio data for at least a subset of the plurality of telephone calls to populate a plurality of word clusters each associated with a specific demographic, and/or use audio data for at least one of the plurality of telephone calls to identify the telephone caller making the telephone call based on determining a most similar word cluster of the plurality of word clusters to the audio data of the caller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Austin Walters, Jeremy Goodsitt, Fardin Abdi Taghi Abad
  • Patent number: 10085112
    Abstract: A circuit of a node in a radio network and method for transit time measurement between a first node and a second node of a radio network is provided. A frame is transmitted by the first node, wherein the frame requires an acknowledgment of reception by the second node. A first point in time of the transmission of the frame is established by the first node by a time counter. The frame is received by the second node at a second point in time. The acknowledgment is transmitted by the second node to the first node at a third point in time, wherein the third point in time depends on the second point in time by a predetermined time interval between the second point in time and the third point in time. A fourth point in time is established by the first node by the time counter when the acknowledgment is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Atmel Corporation
    Inventors: Tilo Ferchland, Michael Schmidt, Eric Sachse
  • Patent number: 10075819
    Abstract: A system for micro-locating a portable device including: a plurality of proximity sensors disposed within a vehicle, wherein the proximity sensors are disposed at different locations from each other, and wherein the proximity sensors are each configured to broadcast a signal; a portable device configured to receive the signals broadcast from the proximity sensors to determine its location with respect to the vehicle; and a control module disposed within the vehicle and configured to enable or disable vehicle control features of the portable device based on the location of the portable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: VOXX INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph Anthony Santavicca, Tristen Kyle Pierson, Benson James Brady
  • Patent number: 10075213
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products are provided for using proximity sensing systems, such as Bluetooth low energy (LE) beacons, to uniquely identify remote computing systems, such as point of sale terminals. A mobile device includes an antenna, a baseband modem, and a contactless frontend, and is able to perform near-field communication transactions. The mobile device antenna receives radio communications from one or more Bluetooth LE beacons, the transmissions including data packets with a unique identifier. The mobile device calculates the signal strength of the one or more Bluetooth LE beacons at a time proximate to when a near-field communication transaction is initiated. The mobile device stores in its memory the data packet associated with the Bluetooth LE beacon broadcasting the strongest signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Kai P. Johnson, Ryan L. Watkins
  • Patent number: 10064002
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining a change indicator associated with location tracking communication from a first communication device to a second communication device regarding location information of the first communication device, where the location tracking communication is based on a variety of locating category options of a plurality of locating categories including location modality, locating function, and communication medium. The method further includes selecting, in response to the change indicator, a different first locating category option and determining whether the different first locating category option affects a selection of other locating category options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: JIO, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Renaldi, Roger W. Ady
  • Patent number: 10024974
    Abstract: A method for determining a location of a target includes: obtaining a plurality of guess distance values of a plurality of satellites, respectively; utilizing satellite signals received from the plurality of satellites to estimate a plurality of pseudo range values of the plurality of satellites, respectively; comparing the guess range values with the pseudo range values to generate a residual vector; and utilizing a processing unit for applying a rank-based approach based on the residual vector to generate a calculation result. The location of the target is derived from the calculation result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: MediaTek Inc.
    Inventor: Pei-Hung Jau
  • Patent number: 10005387
    Abstract: A vehicle locator system may include a sensor in communication with a lighting system, a wireless transceiver, an illumination assembly received within a housing, and a controller. The controller may be configured to command the illumination assembly to emit light according to a first pattern, responsive to a communication from a remote device received through the wireless transceiver. The communication may include a request to operate the illumination assembly in a vehicle locator mode, while a vehicle ignition is off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Juanito Yu Co, Ryan Craig, Helen Chan Co
  • Patent number: 9985705
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for generating a frame for communication using beamforming in a wireless communication system are provided. A method for transmitting a signal in a transmitting stage includes determining a beam change time of a region for transmitting information in a frame, and transmitting the information to a receiving stage over the region for transmitting the information by considering the beam change time. The frame includes a plurality of regions divided based on a type of the information transmitted to the receiving stage, and the plurality of the regions includes different beam change times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yung-Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 9980087
    Abstract: A method includes determining a first locating category of a plurality of locating categories based on an initial locating parameter. The method further includes selecting, when available, a first locating category option from the first locating category to produce a first selected locating category option. The method further includes selecting, when available, a second locating category option from a second locating category based on the first selected locating category option to produce a second selected locating category option, and a third locating category option from a third locating category based on at least one of the first and second selected locating category options to produce a third selected locating category option. The method further includes establishing location tracking communication from a first communication device to a second communication device regarding location information of the first communication device based on the first, second, and third selected locating category options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: JIO, INC.
    Inventors: John A. Renaldi, Roger W. Ady
  • Patent number: 9977792
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to apparatus, systems, and methods for providing a location information analytics mechanism. The location information analytics mechanism is configured to analyze location information to extract contextual information (e.g., profile) about a mobile device or a user of a mobile device, collectively referred to as a target entity. The location information analytics mechanism can include analyzing location data points associated with a target entity to determine features associated with the target entity, and using the features to predict attributes associated with the target entity. The set of predicted attributes can form a profile of the target entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: FACTUAL INC.
    Inventors: Tyler Bell, Bill Michels, Spencer Tipping, Tom White, Boris Shimanovsky
  • Patent number: 9979532
    Abstract: A decentralized communication device is provided that facilitates optimal positioning and orientation of one or more antennas for wireless communication with external devices. The decentralized communication device includes one or more master components and one or more slave components. The master and the slave components are physically separate and communicate wirelessly. In some embodiments the slave acts as a carrier frequency translator between the master and an external wireless device, where it communicates with the external device using a first frequency and communicates with the master using a second frequency which is different from the first frequency. In another embodiment the slave has most or all the physical layer to do the digital coding, digital modulation, data framing, data formatting and data packetization for communicating with an external device, in which case digital coding and digital modulation is distributed between the master and the slave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventor: Mehran Moshfeghi
  • Patent number: 9965777
    Abstract: An advertisement distribution management apparatus according to an embodiment includes a detection unit, a storage unit, and an acceptance unit. The detection unit detects information on a wireless terminal which exists in a communication area of a wireless LAN access point and which satisfies a predetermined condition. The storage unit stores information on the wireless terminal detected by the detection unit and attribute information set to the wireless LAN access point in association with each other. The acceptance unit accepts an order request of an advertisement distribution that specifies the attribute information on the basis of the information on the wireless terminal stored in the storage unit in association with the specified attribute information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ririse Taki, Shouichi Iiduka, Akira Satou
  • Patent number: 9961495
    Abstract: A system enables a single WiFi access point to localize clients to within tens of centimeters. Such a system can bring indoor positioning to homes and small businesses which typically have a single access point. A key enabler underlying the system is a novel algorithm that can compute sub-nanosecond time of flight using commodity WiFi cards. By multiplying the time of flight with the speed of light, a Wifi access point computes the distance between each of its antennas and the client, hence localizing it. An implementation on commodity WiFi cards demonstrates that the system's accuracy is comparable to state-of-the-art localization systems, which use four or five access points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Dina Katabi, Deepak Vasisht, Swarun Suresh Kumar
  • Patent number: 9959021
    Abstract: A map server includes a user list obtaining module configured to obtain a user list in a 3×3 grid; a distance queue generating module configured to obtain distances between users and a current user in the user list, and generate two distance queues corresponding to preset distance ranges according to the distances, the distance queue including users in the user list whose distances from the current user are in a corresponding distance range; a visual field list generating module configured to select users from the distance queue into a visual field list according to a weight corresponding to the distance queue. Further, a visual field controlling method and system, and a computer storage medium, may be used to classify users in the 3×3 grid into distance queues using distance ranges, and select users into the visual field list according to the weight, thereby reducing pressure of the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Mingfu Cai, Xiaocheng Ding
  • Patent number: 9946273
    Abstract: A cloud server (104) receives environmental information of respective installation sites of a plurality of appliances (101a, 101b, 101c, 102a, 102b) via a network (1000), and determines one or more appliances that are installed in a same room among the plurality of appliances (101a, 101b, 101c, 102a, 102b), based on the received environmental information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Koichi Kusukame, Kazuki Funase, Tetsuji Fuchikami
  • Patent number: 9941925
    Abstract: Reference sequence re-modulation techniques and systems are disclosed. A communication system includes a communication data path having a demodulation module configured to demodulate a modulated signal. The system also includes a re-modulation module configured to receive an output message from the communication data path and re-modulate the output message to produce a re-modulated reference sequence. Such a re-modulated reference sequence supports generation of high-precision position, navigation, and timing (PNT) measurements without imposing additional reference sequence overhead on the communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventor: Carlos J. Chávez
  • Patent number: 9939517
    Abstract: Various embodiments determine a position of a wireless device and enable the wireless device to retrieve the determined location. In one embodiment, a system comprises of at least one wireless transmitting device, a plurality of wireless receivers, and at least one server. Each of the plurality of wireless devices receive signals from the wireless transmitting device with unknown position and send time stamped information to the server. Each of the plurality of wireless device also sends unique identifying information about the wireless transmitting device. The server calculates a position of the wireless transmitting device by considering the inputs received from the plurality of wireless receivers. The wireless device obtains its position from the server. The process can be executed on demand or at regular frequent intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventor: Nicholaus J. Bauer
  • Patent number: 9924307
    Abstract: This specification discloses a terminal which performs position measurement and an operating method of the terminal. That is, a specific positioning area, to which the terminal belongs, is determined out of two or more positioning areas, to which different positioning methods are assigned, and the position measurement is performed by the terminal according to the positioning method which is assigned to the specific positioning area, such that the power consumption amount of the terminal for performing the position measurement is minimized and the accuracy of the position measurement is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: SK Planet Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jin Ho Jeon
  • Patent number: 9924327
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing inter-application communication in a network of moving things. As non-limiting examples, various aspects of this disclosure provide configurable systems and methods for providing inter-application communication in a network of moving things, for example in which clients may register for participation, subscribe to topics, publish different types of messages, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: VENIAM, INC.
    Inventor: Henrique Cabral
  • Patent number: 9918191
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for a mobile geo-fence system are described herein. A system for managing mobile geo-fences includes a tracking module to track a mobile geo-fence, the mobile geo-fence corresponding to a mobile device; a detection module to detect an intersection of the mobile geo-fence with a second geo-fence; and a data transmission module to provide data to the mobile device based on a data sharing policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jim S Baca, David Stanasolovich, Tobias Kohlenberg
  • Patent number: 9913244
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining a location of user equipment (UE) in a wireless system can comprise receiving reference signals via a location management unit (LMU) having two or more co-located channels, wherein the two or more co-located channels are tightly synchronized with each other and utilizing the received reference signals to calculate a location of the UE. Some systems may include multichannel synchronization with a standard deviation of less than or equal 10 ns. Some systems may include two LMUs, with each LMU having internal synchronization, or one LMU with tightly synchronized signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: POLTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Felix Markhovsky, Truman Prevatt, Russ Markhovsky
  • Patent number: 9913097
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method and an apparatus for obtaining location information, and pertains to the field of mobile communications. The method includes: receiving signal features and an identity of a to-be-positioned terminal that are sent by all base stations in multiple base stations, where the signal feature of a base station includes a signal power and an additional feature, and the additional feature includes at least a base station identity of the base station and signal transmission time; determining a relative power set according to signal powers sent by the multiple base stations, where the relative power set includes a relative power between any two base stations in the multiple base stations; and determining, according to the relative power set and additional features sent by the multiple base stations, location information of a terminal corresponding to the identity of the to-be-positioned terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jie Cui, Yijie Li, Bin Su, Anjian Li
  • Patent number: 9885772
    Abstract: Provided herein are processes for locating wireless emitters. The processes provided may include use of an apparatus that includes a signal processing circuit configured to obtain a reference signal and a target signal, and process the reference signal and target signal to determine and output a reference channel value and a target channel value. The processes provided may also include use of an apparatus that includes a signal processing circuit configured to obtain a pair of reference channel values and a pair of target channel values, process the reference channel values and pair of target channel values to determine a phase-difference metric, and process the phase-difference metric to determine a set of spatial location coordinates. The set of spatial location coordinates may correspond to a location of a target emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Vencore Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph C. Liberti
  • Patent number: 9888353
    Abstract: A mobile wireless network and a method of operation provide a hierarchical selection from among various location methods in populating a user location database. A digital signature technique is used to determine a location of a mobile wireless communications device. The location is compared with received signal-strength indication (RSSI) measurements to determine if the location provided by the digital signature technique is reasonable, and if so, the digital signal measurement location result is stored in the database. Otherwise, the user location database controller computes the location in conformity with the RSSI measurements. Triangulation measurements in combination with the RSSI measurements may be used to compute a prospective location that is used if the digital signature-determined location is unreasonable and also tested for validity by comparison to the RSSI measurements. The prospective location can also be tested for reasonableness by comparing the RSSI measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: TRAXCELL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Mark Jefferson Reed, Stephen Michael Palik
  • Patent number: 9888114
    Abstract: A Multimedia Alert and Response System for Urgent and Local Requests have been disclosed. In one version when an urgent request is received urgent rules are applied, a reverse call center is applied, and a service provider is connected telephonically with a live service provider person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventor: Phong Trung Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9860005
    Abstract: A method for operating mobile platforms in a three-dimensional environment, wherein the mobile platforms are set up for propagation-delay-based distance measurement and/or position measurement, includes the mobile platforms being assigned differently timed timeslots for the distance measurement and/or the position measurement by a central switching center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Florian Haug, Christopher Brown
  • Patent number: 9859953
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products are provided for using proximity sensing systems, such as Bluetooth low energy (LE) beacons, to uniquely identify remote computing systems, such as point of sale terminals. A mobile device includes an antenna, a baseband modem, and a contactless frontend, and is able to perform near-field communication transactions. The mobile device antenna receives radio communications from one or more Bluetooth LE beacons, the transmissions including data packets with a unique identifier. The mobile device calculates the signal strength of the one or more Bluetooth LE beacons at a time proximate to when a near-field communication transaction is initiated. The mobile device stores in its memory the data packet associated with the Bluetooth LE beacon broadcasting the strongest signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Kai P. Johnson, Ryan L. Watkins
  • Patent number: 9848252
    Abstract: A method and system for estimating position of a moving RFID tag is provided. The method includes transmitting at least one interrogator signal; receiving, at an interrogator antenna, a reflected signal from the RFID tag; determining phase changes of the reflected signal with respect to the phase of the at least one interrogator signal; weighting the phase changes based on instant power corresponding to the phase changes; producing a phase trajectory for the reflected signal based on the weighted phase changes; and estimating position of the RFID tag relative to the interrogator antenna based on the peak of the phase trajectory for the reflected signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Lyngsoe Systems
    Inventors: Patrick Claus Friedrich Eggers, Boyan Radkov Yanakiev, Gert Frølund Pedersen, Alex Oprea
  • Patent number: 9838897
    Abstract: Provided is a method for reporting by a terminal in a wireless communication system. The method comprises: acquiring measurement results; starting to acquire location information related to the measurement results; determining whether measurement results satisfy reporting conditions; starting a delay timer; and if the location information is acquired before the delay timer expires, transmitting a reporting message comprising the measurement results and the acquired location information via a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sung Hoon Jung, Jae Wook Lee, Seung June Yi, Young Dae Lee, Sung Jun Park
  • Patent number: 9818129
    Abstract: One variation of a method for calculating advertisement effectiveness includes: posting an advertisement for a product to a social feed within a social networking system; tracking a view of the advertisement by a user; determining a proximity of the user to a store of a merchant; in accordance with a privacy setting of the user, selecting personal data of the user from data stored in the social networking system, the personal data including an identity of the user and an interest of the user; in response to the determined proximity of the user to the store, transmitting the selected personal data to the store; and, in response to a transaction between the user and the store, assessing an effectiveness of the advertisement according to a determined correlation between the transaction and the view of the advertisement by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Abheek Anand, Neville Bowers, Ram Vaidyantathan, Sohan Mazumdar, Ted Zagat, Kelly Winters
  • Patent number: 9817399
    Abstract: Systems and methods may calibrate an indicator of speed of an autonomous vehicle. In one implementation, a system may include at least one processor programmed to: receive from a camera at least a plurality of images representative of an environment of the vehicle; analyze the plurality of images to identify at least two recognized landmarks; determine, based on known locations of the two recognized landmarks, a value indicative of a distance between the at least two recognized landmarks; determine, based on an output of at least one sensor associated with the autonomous vehicle, a measured distance between the at least two landmarks; determine a correction factor for the at least one sensor based on a comparison of the value indicative of the distance between the at least to recognized landmarks and the measured distance between the at least two landmarks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Daniel Braunstein, Yoram Gdalyahu, Sergey Rubinsky
  • Patent number: 9811699
    Abstract: A master tracking device, including a first transceiver for a local area network (LAN) configured to acquire a tag information from a plurality of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags; a global positioning system (GPS) receiver configured to acquire a location information; a microcontroller; a time base; and a second transceiver for a wide area network (WAN) configured to transmit a time stamp and the acquired information to a server. In other aspects, a method of tracking asserts using a master tracking device and a non-transitory computer readable medium are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Graham LeBlanc, Arturo Altamirano, Dinh Quy Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9810764
    Abstract: A radio frequency signal mediator configured indoors passively receives signals from a user wireless device and determines layer two radio access network measurement data from the signals. At least one other radio frequency signal mediator in the same space also passively receives signals from the user wireless device and determines layer two radio access network measurement data from the signals. The radio frequency signal mediators send the data to a location determining device that determines a location for the user device based on the at least two sets of data and send the location data to a location server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Preoperty I, L.P.
    Inventors: Venson Shaw, Jin He
  • Patent number: 9804253
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a geolocation system and method for a multi-path environment. The geolocation system comprises one or more emitters (201a . . . 201n), one or more sensors (202a . . . 202n) comprising at least one processor. A first processor (204) estimates angle of arrival (AOA) and time of arrival (TOA) from the signals received from said one or more emitters (201a . . . 201n). A second processor (205) determines clusters based on the (AOA) and (TOA) data. The system also comprises a central node (207) in communication with at least one sensor (202a . . . 202n) and configured to estimate geolocation of one or more emitters (201a . . . 201n) wherein, said second processor (205) clusters data for the one or more emitters (201a . . . 201n) by executing a non-parametric Bayesian technique and said central node (207) utilizes hybrid angle of arrival-time difference of arrival (AOA-TDOA) technique to determine geolocation of each of the emitters (201a . . . 201n).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventor: Yogesh Anil Nijsure
  • Patent number: 9800612
    Abstract: Methods are described herein useful for detecting spoofing by wireless access devices. In some embodiments, spoofing can be detected based on locations for a wireless access device having an identifier at first and second times. The locations are compared to determine whether the wireless access device could access the particular network at the locations in the time period between the first and second times. In several embodiments, spoofing can be detected by tracking the activity of wireless access devices and identifying events that that are prohibited by one or more policy elements of the particular network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: OL Security Limited Liability Company
    Inventors: Elaine Harvey, Matthew Walnock
  • Patent number: 9788140
    Abstract: A device capable of operating according to a wireless communications protocol, the device being configured to: receive media data from one of a plurality of inputs; determine an offset period of time in dependence on which one of the plurality of inputs the media data is received from; determine a time for playing the received media data in dependence on the determined offset period and a clock value; encapsulate the media data and time data representing the determined time in a broadcast packet; and broadcast the packet in accordance with the wireless communications protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL, LTD.
    Inventors: Jonathon Sole, Benjamin Campbell, Harith Haboubi
  • Patent number: 9743254
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus relating to use of actual and/or virtual beacons are described. Virtual beacons are virtual in that an actual beacon need not be transmitted but a rather a virtual beacon transmitter at a desired location maybe considered to transmit virtual beacons. In some embodiments a set of beacon transmitter information for one or more beacons is supplied to devices in a communications system. The beacon transmitter information indicates transmission power and location of actual and virtual beacon transmitters as well as information to be communicated by virtual beacons. Devices with access to beacon information can determine based on the location of a wireless terminal whether the wireless terminal is within coverage area of a virtual beacon and report reception of the virtual beacon to the wireless terminal or a component of the wireless terminal which acts upon receiving an indication of beacon reception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Mist Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Friday, Neal Dante Castagnoli, Randall Wayne Frei
  • Patent number: 9743250
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for methods and systems effective to determine a location of a communication device. In some examples, a method may include generating a request for a response from the communication device. The method may also include broadcasting the request over a cellular network. The method may also include receiving the response from the communication device at three or more antennas. The method may also include determining respective signal strengths of the response. The method may also include determining a location of the communication device based on the respective signal strengths. The method may also include analyzing a memory based on the location of the device to identify content. The method may also include sending the content to the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Benjamin Maytal
  • Patent number: 9726495
    Abstract: A host application on a host computer system receives annotations made by drivers of respective navigation information displayed to the drivers by GPS devices in vehicles of the respective drivers. The host application saves the annotated navigation information for the respective drivers on a computer readable memory accessible by the host application. The host application receives a request from a first one of the drivers for annotated navigation information made by one or more of the other drivers. Responsive to the request, the host application selects one or more items of the saved annotated navigation information. The host application sends the selected one or more items of the saved annotated navigation information to the GPS device of the first one of the drivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sara H. Basson, Peter Gustav Fairweather, Dimitri Kanevsky, Edward Emile Kelley
  • Patent number: 9726759
    Abstract: The proposed solution includes the use of four reference bases on the ground at known positions, with a coded time signal transmitted by one of them which is retransmitted by the repeater station and received by each of the reference bases. Using two distinct sets of three reference bases it is possible to calculate the differences between two positions for the repeater station, assigning to the later changes in time, phase or frequency as well as temporal changes due to the signal propagation in the medium, for the respective elevation angles found for the repeater. It can be then identified which values attributed to the temporal changes produces a minimum difference between the two respective positions of the repeater station. The identified temporal change can be used for the correct determination of the repeater station and its use on pertinent applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Instituto Presbiteriano Mackenzie
    Inventors: Pierre Kaufmann, Pedro Levit Kaufmann
  • Patent number: 9727922
    Abstract: Peril analysis is performed for carsharing insurance, i.e., peer-to-peer vehicle sharing insurance. The peril analysis is used to calculate the rate of and/or price insurance for carsharing. A renter may purchase insurance for carsharing (fully, as a supplement or going above and beyond a standard offering, or filling a gap between the minimal level a carsharing company provides and what a driver desires to provide for himself and vehicle's occupants, including comprehensive, collision, or a combination) using a mobile device, an embedded device, a vehicle, or an in-dash unit in the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
    Inventor: Khamla Saenglongma
  • Patent number: 9726496
    Abstract: A navigation method includes receiving additional information satisfying a condition based on a current position of the user terminal, and indicating a position corresponding to the additional information on a navigation map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Young-ho Rhee, Young-shil Jang
  • Patent number: 9726752
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to position location in a wireless communication system, and may more particularly relate to position location for a mobile station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Rashid Ahmed Akbar Attar, Durga Prasad Malladi, Juan Montojo, Peter Gaal
  • Patent number: 9723588
    Abstract: A method for determining a location of a wireless transmitter includes: receiving, at data processing hardware, receiver signals from corresponding receivers located within an observation area; estimating, by the data processing hardware, the location of the rogue transmitter; and reporting the estimated location of the rogue transmitter to a remote system in communication with the data processing hardware. Estimating the location of a rogue transmitter includes, for each receiver, determining a transmitter location contour about the receiver based on the corresponding at least one receiver signal and one or more propagation path loss functions and identifying an intersection of the transmitter location contours of the receivers as the estimated location of the rogue transmitter. Each propagation path loss function is based on terrain information corresponding to the observation area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Urrutia, Guanghua Li, Jun Yin
  • Patent number: 9722682
    Abstract: The invention is directed to systems, methods and computer program products for determining an operational mode for a device in a network. An exemplary method comprises determining a device has a first antenna and a second antenna; determining a first number of multipath components and associated power levels for the first antenna; determining a second number of multipath components and associated power levels for the second antenna; and determining an operational mode for the device based on the first number of multipath components and its associated power levels for the first antenna and the second number of multipath components and its associated power levels for the second antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventor: Erik Bengtsson