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Using Global Positioning Satellite (GPS or Glonass)

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342 - Communications: directive radio wave systems and devices (e.g., radar, radio navigation)

342350000 - DIRECTIVE

342352000 - Including a satellite

342357010 - With position indicating

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
342357120 GPS receiver signal processing 164
342357090 With transmission of location-indicative information to or from a remote station 118
342357070 Tracking or monitoring (i.e., lost or stolen vehicles) 62
342357150 Satellite selection (i.e., tracking or acquisition) 59
342357100 Combined with telecommunication 57
342357130 With storage device (i.e., map or database) 22
342357080 Determining relative position (e.g., distance or direction) 19
342357140 Combined with secondary navigation system (i.e., LORAN, gyroscope, inertial, dead reckoning, etc.) 17
20090219198Global Positioning System Receiver Timeline Management - Satellite positioning system (SATPS) receiver that has a plurality of modes and channels, where a timeline module configures the channels based on the mode of operation of the SATPS receiver and reconfigures the channels if the mode of operation of the SATPS changes.09-03-2009
20090207074Near simultaneous dissemination of global data from many sources to many receivers - An architecture for near simultaneous, truly global method of dissemination of tracking and logistical data from many sources to many receivers has been invented. The method has been exemplified through the use of the GPS constellation and three classes of military users, differentiated by their data transmission power levels. With a small increase of the GPS constellation size, addition of RF transceivers to the spot beam antennas, and the use of simultaneous CDMA, TDMA and frequency diversity, many tens of thousands of users can be serviced with very modest resource requirements for the user.08-20-2009
20090231188MULTIPLE CLOCK SIGNAL GENERATION FROM A COMMON OSCILLATOR - A system and method of providing a clock signal to a navigation satellite receiver in a device is disclosed. A clock signal generated by a voltage controlled temperature compensated crystal oscillator (VCTCXO) in a cellular engine of the same device is appropriated to clock a numerically controlled oscillator (NCO) programmed to generate an adjusted clock signal suitable for use in receiving signals from navigation satellites and to heterodyne them down to baseband or an intermediate frequency for processing. Preferably, if the cellular engine has an automatic frequency control (AFC) module for adjusting the voltage control input to the VCTCXO to compensate for a change in the operating environment of the cellular engine, the AFC module modifies the control word in the NCO to counteract such adjustment so that the adjusted clock signal provided to the navigation satellite receiver is not unduly impacted. The use of the NCO ensures that the adjusted clock signal remains phase continuous throughout any such adjustments, so that positional lock of the navigation satellite receiver should not be lost. The sharing of the VCTCXO by the cellular engine and the navigation satellite receiver results in component cost and board space savings, economy in power consumption and reduced engineering effort in routing clock signals throughout the circuit board.09-17-2009
20100019966Device for identification and geographical location of gamblers for "on line" gambling and their equivalents - A device formed by electronics containing the general management logics, a “GPS” antenna and its management electronics, a “USB” connector and its driver, and an “RS-232” connector, with the external aspect and size of a “Pen Drive”. It generates an electronic signature that univocally identifies the device. Through the “GPS” antenna, it supplies the geographical location of a device.01-28-2010
20090121928Suppression of Multipath Effects for Received SPS Signals - The subject matter disclosed herein relates to suppressing the effects of multipath signals. For an example, a signal comprising at least one binary offset carrier (BOC) modulation signal is received. The BOC modulation signal is modulated with a pseudorandom noise sequence comprising a plurality of chips, wherein each of the chips has a set interval. The received signal is correlated with portions of the plurality of chips to provide a power signal and to remove at least a portion of a multipath component in the received signal from the power signal. The portions of the chips are less than the set interval.05-14-2009
20100134350Apparatus including housing incorporating a radiating element of an antenna - An apparatus including an antenna for wireless communications is disclosed. The apparatus comprises an antenna including first and second radiating elements, a circuit adapted to process a signal received from or to be provided to the antenna, and a housing enclosing at least a portion of the circuit, wherein at least a portion of the housing comprises the second radiating element. The second radiating element may forms a base of the housing. Additionally, the second radiating element may be electrically coupled to ground potential. Further, the first radiating element may be situated entirely within the housing, partially within the housing, or entirely external to the housing.06-03-2010
20090102712Method and system for monitoring electronic purchases and cash-withdrawals - A method for facilitating the detection of misuse of an identity during an electronic transaction. The invention comprises at least five embodiments. In a first embodiment, the method comprises the step of: receiving a notification to authenticate the use of an identity at a first location, wherein the identity is associated with a first wireless terminal; determining an approximate location of the first wireless terminal based on cached position information, the approximate location of the first wireless terminal being a second location; determining whether the first and second locations match in geographical proximity; and generating an alert if the first and second locations do not match in geographical proximity. In a second embodiment, an approximate location of the first wireless terminal is determined based on cached position information stored on a GPS position database. Methods of geo-locating a wireless terminal user are within the scope of the present invention.04-23-2009
20090303116Supporting a Relative Positioning - The invention relates to a method comprising receiving at least one set of data on satellite signals from at least one first GNSS receiver 12-10-2009
20090267828GPS Signal Receiving Apparatus - According to one embodiment, a GPS signal receiving apparatus comprises a receiving module configured to receive a GPS signal from a GPS satellite, an inclination detecting module configured to detect an inclination angle of the GPS signal receiving apparatus, a determining module configured to determine whether or not the receiving module receives a sufficient GPS signal to measure a position of the GPS signal receiving apparatus, and a notifying module configured to notify a user to change the inclination angle of the GPS signal receiving apparatus in accordance with the inclination angle detected by the inclination detecting module when the determining module determines that the sufficient GPS signal is not received.10-29-2009
20090267827POSITION MEASUREMENT RESULTS BY A SURVEYING DEVICE USING A TILT SENSOR - A surveying apparatus includes an antenna to receive a positioning signal. The surveying apparatus further includes a tilt sensor to obtain a tilt measurement that indicates a degree of tilt of the survey apparatus. The surveying apparatus further includes a processor to obtain a positioning measurement from the positioning signal, and to determine a degree of accuracy of the positioning measurement based on the tilt measurement.10-29-2009
20090066567METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR OBTAINING ACCURATE GNSS TIME IN A GNSS RECEIVER - A method for obtaining GNSS time in a GNSS receiver includes: deriving a relationship between a first clock signal and the received GNSS time; latching a second clock signal and the first clock signal at a first latching point to obtain a clock value A03-12-2009
20090309788COLLAPSIBLE TRI-AXIAL FRAME ANTENNA - A antenna is described including a first frame having a first loop antenna element disposed thereon; a second frame having a second loop antenna element disposed thereon, the second frame disposed perpendicular to the first frame in an operational mode and disposed parallel to the first frame when in a stored mode; and a third frame having a third loop antenna element disposed thereon, the third frame disposed perpendicular to the first and second frame in an operational mode and disposed parallel to the first and second frame when in a stored mode.12-17-2009
20090189806SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING A SIGNAL FOR POSITIONING AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SYSTEM - A transmitting system, which is capable of transmitting a signal for positioning to an area where radio waves are hardly received, is provided. The transmitting system for transmitting the signal for positioning includes a GPS compatible mixer combining a GPS signal for positioning received by a GPS antenna and a BS broadcasting signal received by a BS antenna and outputting the combined signal, a BS-IF compatible amplifier amplifying the signal output from the GPS compatible mixer and outputting the amplified signal, a separator separating the signal output from the BS-IF compatible amplifier into a BS broadcasting signal and a GPS signal, a BS tuner receiving an input of the BS broadcasting signal output from the separator and obtaining a signal of a channel tuned by a user, a GPSBP filter passing a GPS signal included in a predetermined frequency band out of the signal output from the separator, and a GPS issuing unit.07-30-2009
20090146874GPS module and computer system using the same - A global positioning system module and a computer system using the same are disclosed. The global positioning system module comprises a circuit board and a connection interface; the circuit board comprises a signal receiving module for receiving a wireless (satellite) signal and a signal transmission module for communicating with the computer wirelessly; the connection interface is electrically connected to the circuit board, and it may enable the global positioning system module insertable into the expansion slot so as to electrically connect the global positioning system module and the computer.06-11-2009
20080316094METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING POWER SUPPLY FOR SPEEDY ACQUISITION OF GPS SIGNAL, AND GPS RECEIVER HAVING THE APPARATUS - Provided are a global positioning system (GPS) receiver which speedily acquires a GPS signal, and a method and apparatus for controlling power supply to the GPS receiver. The method includes when an external power is detected, supplying the external power to a GPS power supply unit and executing a GPS initial information search of a GPS module by enabling the GPS power supply unit using an external power detect signal, and when a power switch is turned on, executing a GPS information based communication of the GPS module by executing a navigation program while the GPS power supply unit is enabled.12-25-2008
20100127918Generation of Multi-satellite GPS Signals in Software - A method for testing GPS receivers may read GPS files with data for a plurality of GPS satellites, and two or more GPS satellites may be selected from that data. The method may receive parameters for a GPS receiver to be tested. The method may generate two or more GPS signals for the two or more selected GPS satellites. The method may operate on the two or more GPS signals using the received parameters for the GPS receiver to generate two or more calculated GPS signals. These two or more calculated GPS signals may be re-sampled to a common rate. The two or more re-sampled GPS signals may be added together to create a composite GPS signal. The composite GPS signal may be generated using a hardware signal generator, where the composite GPS signal used to test the GPS receiver.05-27-2010
20090102711SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRANSPARENCY MAPPING USING MULTIPATH SIGNALS - Systems and methods for mapping a structure detect wireless signals, including at least one multipath signal that has experienced at least one reflection against a portion of the structure prior to the detection. The wireless signals are analyzed to estimate reflection points for the multipath signal(s), and a map of at least the portion of the structure is generated based on the estimated reflection points.04-23-2009
20100103035Player identification and geographical positioning device, for online games and equivalents - A device having electronics with general management logic, a GPS antenna and its management electronics, a GSM antenna and its management electronics, a USB connector and its driver, and an RS-232 connector similar to a Pen Drive both in external aspect and size. It generates an electronic signature that identifies the device univocally. It provides the geographical location of the device through a GPS and a GSM antenna.04-29-2010
20100103034POSITIONING CONTROL DEVICE AND POSITIONING CONTROL METHOD - A positioning control device includes a GPS hardware control unit that makes GPS determine a current location at different positioning accuracies, and a positioning request management unit that makes the GPS hardware control unit carry out positioning in response to a positioning request from an application according to a positioning accuracy specified in the positioning request, acquires the positioning result, and returns the acquired positioning result to the application of the request origin. In a case where a positioning accuracy of a new positioning request is equal to or less than a positioning accuracy of a latest positioning result, the positioning request management unit reuses the latest positioning result and returns the latest positioning result in response to the new positioning request.04-29-2010
20080238767System and method for effectively performing enhanced mobile-device location procedures - A system and method for effectively performing enhanced device location procedures to determine the current physical location of a mobile device includes a plurality of satellites that wirelessly transmit satellite beacon signals, a plurality of base stations that wirelessly transmit pilot signals, and a plurality of access points that wirelessly transmit access-point beacon signals. A location detector of the mobile device coordinates a device location procedure by measuring the satellite beacon signals, the pilot signals, and the access-point beacon signals to generate corresponding satellite information, base station information, and access point information. The location detector analyzes the satellite information, the base station information, and the access point information to select an optimal system configuration from the most effective satellites, base stations, and access points. The location detector then utilizes the optimal system configuration to accurately calculate the current physical location of the mobile device.10-02-2008
20090002227HIGH SENSITIVITY GNSS RECEIVER PLATFORM WITH SHARED MEMORY - Provided herein is multi-function platform comprising a plurality of devices and a large memory that is external to the devices and shared among the devices. In an embodiment, a Direct Memory Access (DMA) controller is provided for each device to efficiently transfer data between the device and the shared memory. More than one DMA may be provided for a device. For example, separate DMAs may be provided for different components of a device that perform different subfunctions enabling efficient transfer of data between the different components of the device and the shared memory. In another embodiment, each device comprises a local embedded memory and is provided with a DMA for transferring data between the local memory and the shared memory. Examples of devices that can be included in the platform include a GNSS receiver, a audio player, a video player, a wireless communication device, a routing device, or the like.01-01-2009
20100201568METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING GPS SURVEYING FIELD WORK PLANNING USING 3D TOPOGRAPHIC INFORMAITON AND METHOD FOR ANALYZING 3D TOPOGRAPHIC INFORMATION - A method for implementing GPS surveying field work planning by using three dimensional topographic information is provided, comprising the steps of: obtaining three dimensional topographic information according to the location of a GPS receiver; obtaining maximum topographic elevation angle information from the GPS receiver to the terrain for each azimuth using the three dimension topographic information; obtaining elevation angle of satellites from the GPS receiver according to the satellite ephemeris or almanac; determining whether observation is usable according to the maximum topographic elevation angle information along the satellite bearings, and the elevation angle of satellites; and estimating the positioning accuracy according to the usable satellite observations.08-12-2010
20100033371GPS-installed all-azimuth camera and spatial data collecting device - The present invention provides a GPS-installed all-azimuth camera, comprising at least a pair of GPS antennas (02-11-2010
20080278372Two-Stage Location System - Systems and methods are provided for two-stage location. In one implementation, there is provided a method for receiving a first location of a first radio, the first radio providing the first location of the first radio; using the received first location to determine when to transmit an activation command from a portable locator to a second radio, the second radio coupled to the first radio; and receiving at the portable locator a beacon transmitted to enable the portable locator to precisely locate the second radio and the coupled first radio.11-13-2008
20090167597SIGNAL INCONSISTENCY DETECTION OF SPOOFING - Methods and apparatus relating to signal inconsistency detection of spoofing (SIDS), i.e. the use of inconsistencies in signals received at a plurality of points in space to detect spoofing.07-02-2009
20090243922SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USING DATA PHASE TO REDUCE POSITION AMBIGUITIES - A geographic tracking system with minimal power and size required at the mobile terminal collects observation data at the mobile terminal and forwards the data to a processor, which calculates the position. The mobile terminal is configured to measure both code phase and data phase of a GPS satellite signal. The code phase and data phase information enables the processor to reduce the number of candidate points to be considered.10-01-2009
20090243921SYNCHRONIZATION OF DATA ON SURVEY DEVICES - Tools for synchronizing survey data between one or more survey devices and a surveying office application. The disclosed tools can help to ensure that each of the devices, and the office application, have consistent data. An exemplary tool might detect a change to data in an office application, identify any affected files on one or more survey devices, and ensure that the affected files are updated with the appropriate information. Conversely, in other aspects, a data inconsistency (which might be caused by a data change in the office application and/or on one or more of the survey devices) might be detected, and tools might be provided to enable a user to ensure that the correct version of the data is maintained by the system.10-01-2009
20090128404INTERNET PROTOCOL BASED 911 SYSTEM - The present invention provides a system, method and apparatus for initiating and handling an emergency IP request using an IP enabled device having GPS capability. The IP enabled device is monitored for one or more emergency criteria. If the emergency criteria are satisfied, global positioning data is obtained using the GPS capability and the emergency IP request is sent to an address server. The address server receives the emergency IP request, obtains local emergency services data based on the global positioning data, dials a call center station based on the local emergency services data and passes an emergency call from the IP enabled device to the call center station. This invention can be implemented as a computer program embedded in a computer readable medium wherein the steps are performed by one or more code segments.05-21-2009
20090115657GNSS RECEIVER SYSTEM AND RELATED METHOD THEREOF - A global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receiver system includes a first mobile GNSS receiver and a second mobile GNSS receiver. The first mobile GNSS receiver includes: a first receiver logic for receiving satellite signals and determining positioning related information according to the satellite signals; a data provider logic for providing at least an assisted data according to the positioning related information; and a first communication interface for outputting the assisted data. The second mobile GNSS receiver includes a second communication interface, for communicating with the first communication interface to receive the assisted data from the communication interface; a data collector logic for collecting assisted information from the assisted data; and a second receiver logic for determining positioning information of the second mobile GNSS receiver according to the assisted information and satellite signals.05-07-2009
20100019964ADAPTIVE VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEM WITH DRIVING STYLE RECOGNITION AND ROAD CONDITION RECOGNITION - An adaptive vehicle control system that classifies a driver's driving style based on characteristic maneuvers and road and traffic conditions. The system includes a plurality of vehicle sensors that detect various vehicle parameters. A maneuver identification processor receives the sensor signals to identify a characteristic maneuver of the vehicle and provides a maneuver identifier signal of the maneuver. The system also includes a road condition recognition processor that receives the sensor signals, and provides road condition signals identifying road conditions. A style characterization processor receives the maneuver identifier signals, sensor signals from the vehicle sensors and the road condition signals, and classifies driving style based on the signals to classify the style of the driver driving the vehicle.01-28-2010
20100176989PSEUDO-SATELLITE TRANSMITTER AND METHOD OF TRANSMITTING GPS SIGNALS USING PSEUDO-SATELLITE TRANSMITTER - A pseudo-satellite transmitter includes a GPS unit, a transmission power control unit, and a plurality of antennas. The GPS unit generates a GPS signal of a pseudo-satellite. The transmission power control unit generates a plurality of GPS signals having different power levels based on the GPS signal generated by the GPS unit and a distance from a shadow area to the pseudo-satellite transmitter. Each antenna is configured to wirelessly transmit the GPS signals with different power levels output from the transmission power control unit to a corresponding one of a plurality of shadow areas according to the distance from the shadow area to the corresponding antenna.07-15-2010
20100141513MODULAR MULTI-FREQUENCY GNSS RECEIVER - A method and system for leveraging available navigation frequencies for determining position by creating a flexible navigation signal architecture is disclosed. Such an architecture is designed for customizing a navigation system by combining, adding, replacing or removing one or more removable RF section modules. At least one of the RF section modules has a mutually complementary frequency set with respect to a frequency set of one or more of the other RF section modules in the system.06-10-2010
20090073032Apparatus, system and method for global positioning, monitoring, and communication - The current invention relates to a positioning, monitoring, and/or communications device, system and method. The invention generally comprises an application utilizing a position determining system, a short range communication system, and a long range communication system, wherein all technologies are available to a user in one seamless utility. The invention further provides means for automatically switching to the desirable form or available form of the previous technologies as well as combinations thereof.03-19-2009
20090109089System and Apparatus for Optimum GPS Reception - One embodiment of an apparatus for receiving a GPS signal includes a first chamber having a GPS antenna that is positionable relative to a second chamber having a GPS receiver, a communication path extending between the first and second chambers for connecting the GPS antenna and the GPS receiver, and a lock for fixing the relative movement of the first and second chambers, wherein the first chamber is positioned relative to the second chamber for optimum reception of the GPS signal by the GPS antenna. A system including such apparatus and method of using are also disclosed.04-30-2009
20100134351GPS SIGNAL TRANSMISSION APPARATUS - A GPS signal transmission apparatus includes a DC converter with a GPS power unit and an auxiliary power unit, an external GPS antenna, an RF amplifier and an internal GPS antenna. The DC converter receiving a DC power from a cigarette lighter and supplies electrical power to the RF amplifier, a GPS device through the GPS power unit, and portable electronic devices through the auxiliary power unit. The external GPS antenna receives a GPS signal and the GPS signal is amplified by the RF amplifier and then sent to the internal GPS antenna. Therefore, the GPS signal can be sent to the GPS device in wireless manner by the internal GPS antenna.06-03-2010
20090033551RECEIVING DEVICE FOR GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM AND ANTENNA STRUCTURE THEREOF - A receiving device for a global positioning system and an antenna structure thereof. The receiving device includes a housing, a circuit board and the antenna structure. The circuit board is disposed inside the housing and has a ground portion and a signal feeding portion. The antenna structure is disposed inside the housing and includes a metal plate, a first electric conducting element and a second electric conducting element. The metal plate is used for receiving a GPS signal. The first electric conducting element has one end coupled to the metal plate, and the other end coupled to the ground portion of the circuit board. The second electric conducting element for feeding the GPS signal to the circuit board has one end coupled to the metal plate, and the other end coupled to the signal feeding portion of the circuit board.02-05-2009
20100039316System and Method for Operating a GPS Device in a Micro Power Mode - A wireless device including a transceiver that utilizes a power supply is described. The wireless device includes a Global Positioning System (“GPS”) section having a plurality of GPS subsystems and a power controller in signal communication with the power supply and GPS section, wherein the power controller is configured to selectively power each GPS subsystem from the plurality of GPS subsystems.02-18-2010
20100052981Systems and methods for determining a rotational position of an object - Apparatus and methods determine the rotational position of a spinning object. A satellite positioning system can be used to determine the spatial position of an object, which in turn can be used to guide the object. However, when the object is spinning, such as an artillery shell, then the rotational orientation should be known in order to properly actuate the control surfaces, such as fins, which will also be spinning.03-04-2010
20100060517Partitioned aperture array antenna - A partitioned aperture array antenna. The novel antenna includes a first subarray having a first number of antenna elements equipped with transmit functionality and a second subarray having a second number of antenna elements equipped with receive functionality, wherein the first and second numbers are not equal and the first and second subarrays have at least one common antenna element. In an illustrative embodiment, the first subarray includes a transmit circuit coupled to each antenna element in the first subarray for controlling a relative transmit phase of the antenna element to steer an overall antenna transmit beam, and the second subarray includes a receive circuit coupled to each antenna element in the second subarray for controlling a relative receive phase of the antenna element to steer an overall antenna receive beam.03-11-2010
20090295629Controlling satellite navigation receivers in response to low frequency electromagnetic signals - Methods of operating a satellite navigation system (SNS) receiver in a portable electronic device according to some embodiments include determining the presence or absence of a low frequency signal associated with power distribution lines, and disabling the SNS receiver in response to detecting the low frequency signal associated with power distribution lines. The methods may further include detecting weakening of a satellite navigation signal, and determining the presence or absence of a low frequency signal associated with power distribution lines may be performed in response to a detected weakening of the satellite navigation signal. Related devices are also disclosed.12-03-2009
20080246655Spreading Codes for a Satellite Navigation System - One embodiment of the present invention provides a method of creating a set of spreading codes for use in a satellite navigation system comprising a constellation of satellites. Each satellite in the constellation is to be allocated a spreading code from the set of spreading codes. The method comprises generating an initial set of bit patterns (10-09-2008
20080246654METHOD AND AN APPARATUS TO ASSIST USER BACK TO PREVIOUS LOCATION - A device is provided, which uses a positioning system, to determine a first geographic location, while the device is located at the first geographic location. Information concerning the first geographic location may be stored in a computer memory. The device may be moved from the first geographic location to a second geographic location which is substantially different from the first geographic location. The device may be used to determine the second geographic location, while the device is located at the second geographic location. Information concerning the second geographic location may be stored in a computer memory. Directions from the second geographic location to the first geographic location may be provided by the device to a user. The directions may be displayed on a computer monitor or provided orally by use of a voice system.10-09-2008
20080204313Radio Navigation Satellite System Wall Power Automatic Timer - A radio navigation satellite system (RNSS) automatic timer for regulating a flow of wall power is adapted to determine time and position information based at least in part on signals received from RNSS satellites, determine an operational state as a function on the time and position information and regulate a flow of power from a wall power source as a function of the operational state. Through judicious integration of a RNSS receiver into an automatic timer, the need for a user to enter time, date, and position information is advantageously reduced or eliminated outright. The need for a backup battery to maintain the clock state in the event of a power failure is also eliminated.08-28-2008
20100214163TRANSMITTING LOCATION INFORMATION OF A BEACON - According to one embodiment of the present invention, determining the location of a target of interest includes determining a beacon location of the beacon. The beacon location is transmitted to a sensor. The sensor is operable to determine a sensor location of the sensor. The sensor is further operable to determine a target location of the target according to the beacon location and the sensor location. The target location is distinct from the beacon location.08-26-2010
20100156710SYNCHRONIZATION INDICATION IN NETWORKS - Systems and methods provide a network's synchronization status to a terminal when the terminal receives a transmission from the network. This network synchronization status can be indicated in accordance with various methods including, but not limited to the following: with a status flag in a network message; in a network capability indication; in a network's positioning capability indication; cell/network time relation information; in a time relation information of different Radio Access Technologies; and implicitly with another parameter and/or by a request for a certain measurement. When the network's synchronization status is determined, accurate time information/time assistance data can be maintained at the terminal.06-24-2010
20080218408PERSONAL NAVIGATION DEVICE WITH IMPROVED ANTENNA MOUNTING CONFIGURATION - A personal navigation device includes a GPS receiver for receiving GPS signals from a plurality of GPS satellites; a processing system coupled with the GPS receiver for determining a location of the personal navigation device as a function of the GPS signals; a display coupled with the processing system for displaying information related to the location of the personal navigation device; a housing on which the display is mounted and in which the GPS receiver and processing system are housed; and an antenna coupled with the GPS receiver for assisting in reception of the GPS signals. The antenna is fixedly positioned along a plane that is generally parallel with a plane passing through the housing.09-11-2008
20100026568POSITION COMPUTING METHOD, RECEIVING APPARATUS AND NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEM EMPLOYING THE METHOD - A position computing method computes a position of a receiver using a satellite navigation system. The method includes: bringing a satellite receiver in a dark region of the satellite system; bringing the receiver into a visible region of the satellite system outside the dark region; allocating to the dark region a darkness category chosen between at least two categories based on a dark region crossing time at which the receiver crosses between the dark region and the visible region; allocating a visibility class, chosen between at least two distinct classes, to the visibility region; and selecting one of first and second receiver position computing methods based on the class and the category allocated. The method further includes calculating a receiver position of the receiver by applying the selected computing method.02-04-2010
20100019965Data Compression by Multi-Order Differencing - Embodiments of the present invention enable compression and decompression of data. Applications of the present invention are its use in embodiments of systems for compression and decompression of GPS long-term Ephemeris (LTE) data, although the present invention is not limited to such applications. In embodiments, the LTE data may be grouped into a set of data values associated with a parameter. In embodiments, a data set may be compressed by using a multi-order differencing scheme. In such a scheme, a set of the differences between values may be compressed because the differences have smaller magnitudes than the values. In embodiments, a multi-order differencing scheme determines how many levels (orders) of differencing may be applied to an original data set before it is compressed. In embodiments, the original data may be recovered from a compressed data set based on the type of multi-order differencing scheme used to generate the compressed data.01-28-2010
20090322600METHOD AND SYSTEM USING GNSS PHASE MEASUREMENTS FOR RELATIVE POSITIONING - A method for locating GNSS-defined points, distances, directional attitudes and closed geometric shapes includes the steps of providing a base with a base GNSS antenna and providing a rover with a rover GNSS antenna and receiver. The receiver is connected to the rover GNSS antenna and is connected to the base GNSS antenna by an RF cable. The receiver thereby simultaneously processes signals received at the antennas. The method includes determining a vector directional arrow from the differential positions of the antennas and calculating a distance between the antennas, which can be sequentially chained together for determining a cumulative distance in a “digital tape measure” mode of operation. A localized RTK surveying method uses the rover antenna for determining relative or absolute point locations. A system includes a base with an antenna, a rover with an antenna and a receiver, with the receiver being connected to the antennas. A processor is provided for computing positions, directional vectors, areas and other related tasks.12-31-2009
20090146875Automatic dependant surveillance systems and methods - A communications system including an automated dependant surveillance-broadcast system and a global positioning system integrated into a single unit. A radio frequency receiver receives analog automated dependent surveillance-broadcast information at a selected transmission frequency and converts that information into digital form. A global positioning system receiver receives global positioning information including timing information. A processing subsystem decodes the digitized automated dependent surveillance-broadcast information in response to the timing information received by the global positioning system receiver.06-11-2009
20090102713Geolocation Methods and Apparatus - Methods and associated apparatus and programs for computers for operating geolocation devices are provided. The methods include determining the duration of a time interval during which the device is configured to remain active, responsive to a comparison between an estimate of benefit of remaining on for that time interval and an estimate of cost of remaining on for that time interval. The estimates of cost and benefit may be determined in response to user-selected parameters where by the end-user may effect a trade-off between battery life and receiver sensitivity. The methods also include varying the maximum duration of each listening period whereby to conserve battery power.04-23-2009
20090201198System and method for delivery of goods ordered via the internet - The system and method for delivery of goods ordered via the Internet utilizes a delivery box having a front door with an electronic lock and electronic key reader for receipt of goods ordered via the Internet. Goods are shipped in a transport box having an interior space and a device for controlling the temperature within the interior space. The delivery box has at least one interior transport box receptacle where a transport box containing goods is placed on delivery. A power and data interface is established between a delivery box control circuit and a transport box control circuit the transport box is placed into one of the receptacles, so that the delivery box control circuit can power the transport box control circuit and environment controlling device. A security code is downloaded from an Internet merchant site to the delivery box, and stored onto a keycard, when an order is placed.08-13-2009
20080297409System and method for selecting a geographic location to associate with an object - There is disclosed a system and method for geotagging objects on a mobile handheld communication device. In an embodiment, the method comprises: providing a user interface with a plurality of user selectable options for obtaining geographic location coordinates; receiving a user selection of one of the plurality of options; and tagging an object with the geographic location coordinates obtained from the selected one of the plurality of options. In another embodiment, the method may further comprise obtaining from an active global positioning system (GPS) module the geographic location coordinates for a current location to tag the object. The method may further comprise providing previously saved geographic location coordinates to tag the object. The object may be an image object.12-04-2008
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