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20120202523SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR EMPLOYING SWARMS OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES TO LOCATE SURVIVORS IN THE EVENT OF CATASTROPHIC STRUCTURE COLLAPSE - The present invention provides a system and method for locating survivors after a collapse of a man-made structure. A plurality of electronic devices is distributed in the structure, the electronic devices comprising a wireless transmitter. The devices self-organize into a network and record the positions of the electronic devices in three dimensions relative to each other using a known position of at least one of the electronic devices. Upon the collapse of the structure, at least one additional electronic device is introduced into the network and the positions of the electronic devices are re-calculated using the known position of the additional electronic device. Potential positions of survivors are determined using the re-calculated positions of the electronic devices after the collapse.08-09-2012
20110207477Methods and Nodes in a Wireless Communication Network - A first network node and method in the first network node in a wireless communication network for enabling quality estimation of a measurement that is time based. The method comprises performing a timing measurement based on a signal received from a second network node. Also, a value of a channel characteristic for the signal received from the second network node is determined. Further, the determined value of the channel characteristic is associated with the timing measurement, such that quality estimation of the timing measurement is enabled.08-25-2011
20080261624System and Method for Using Location Information to Execute an Action - A system and method is provided for using location information associated with wireless devices. The system includes a wireless device, a location system, and a feature server. The wireless device includes any wireless apparatus having wireless communications capabilities. The location system can generate location information pinpointing the location of the wireless device. The feature server can use the location information to determine whether to execute an action in accordance with subscriber rules. A large number of applications may be implemented to execute the action via a number of communication channels, including without limitation, a wireless communications network, a computer network, and a public switched telephone system, for example.10-23-2008
20080261622Method and System for Determining Position of Mobile Communication Device Using Ratio Metric - A method of determining a location of a mobile communication terminal, the method including: receiving base station identification signals from a plurality of base stations; calculating distance ratios between the plurality of base stations and the mobile communication terminal, from the received base station identification signals; generating first variables and second variables from the distance ratios; and determining the location of the mobile communication terminal from the first variables and the second variables is provided.10-23-2008
20120184298DEVICE AND METHOD FOR REMOTELY INITIATED PARKING SERVICE - The present invention is related to a device (07-19-2012
20090191896METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SYNCHRONIZING LOCATION TRIGGER INFORMATION - A method for synchronizing location trigger information, a location device, and a Secure User-Plane Location (SUPL)-Enabled Terminal (SET) includes: receiving a request for synchronizing location trigger information from a location User Equipment (UE), where the request carries the user identifier information of the user; from the correspondingly stored user identifier information and location trigger information, obtaining the location trigger information corresponding to the user identifier information of the location user; and generating a response message that carries the obtained location trigger information and sending the response message to the location UE.07-30-2009
20100159953Method and System to Locate an Object - A computer-implemented method, system, and computer program product for handling identification information emitted by a radio frequency device, and a radio frequency device for emitting identification information. The method receives and stores identification information transmitted by the radio frequency device, retrieves the identification information from the first mobile communication device, and inserts the identification information into the communication. The system includes a first mobile communication device, a second communication device, and an inserting means. The computer program product includes computer program instructions for carrying out the steps of the method. The radio frequency device includes an antenna adapted to operate in UHF frequency bands, an energy storage means adapted to be charged with energy captured through the antenna, an information storage means adapted to store information, and a transmission means adapted to transmit the information using the energy from the energy storage means.06-24-2010
20100159952System and Method for Providing Position Correction Data - System and method for providing position correction data over a data communications network. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a request for a mobile device over a data communications network, wherein the request includes a user identification. The method may further include receiving geographic position of the mobile device, selecting a mountpoint based, at least in part, on one or more of the user identification and the geographic location of the mobile device, and transmitting the position correction data to the mobile device over the data communications network.06-24-2010
20120244885METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MONITORING AND VALIDATING ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS - The invention provides a method for detection of misuse of an identity during an electronic transaction. In a first embodiment, the method comprises the steps 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 in a GPS position database. In a third embodiment, the approximate location of the first wireless terminal is automatically determined prior to the initiation of a transaction.09-27-2012
20120244883METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE IN A MOVING VEHICLE - A method and system is disclosed for performing a wireless location of a mobile communication device for detecting, monitoring and/or controlling one or more interactive mobile services capable of being activated by a user of the mobile device. When the mobile device is operated by the user, a wireless location is performed for determining whether such an interactive service, requested by the user, can be provided to the user. In one embodiment, a determination is made as to whether the mobile device resides in a container, e.g., a vehicle, for determining whether the interactive mobile service can be accessed by the user.09-27-2012
20130079035SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MOBILE PHONE LOCATION WITH DIGITAL DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEMS - Methods and systems for mobile phone location within a digital distributed antenna system (DAS) are provided. In one embodiment, a method comprises: receiving a request for location services from a subscriber unit located within a digital DAS, the digital DAS including a first partition of bandwidth for transporting digitized RF signals of one or more modulated signals and a second partition of bandwidth for an Ethernet pipe transporting IP formatted data; routing the request for location services to a subscriber locator center; instructing locator receivers within a geographical area of the digital DAS to listen for a signal from the subscriber unit; listening for the signal at a first locator receiver; when the signal is observed, recording a time the signal was received and generating subscriber unit ranging data; and transmitting subscriber unit ranging data back to the subscriber locator center in an IP formatted message via the Ethernet pipe.03-28-2013
20130035113METHODS AND APPARATUSES SUPPORTING MULTIPLE POSITIONING PROTOCOL VERSIONS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS - Methods and apparatuses are provided for supporting multiple positioning protocol versions within wireless communication networks.02-07-2013
20130079033POSITION ESTIMATION VIA PROXIMATE FINGERPRINTS - Example methods, apparatuses, or articles of manufacture are disclosed herein that may be utilized, in whole or in part, to facilitate or support one or more operations or techniques for position estimation via one or more proximate fingerprints for use in or with a mobile communication device.03-28-2013
20130079034SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LOCALIZED WIRELESS NOTIFICATION - Implementations relate to systems and methods for localized notification that provide localized information to one or more mobile devices in a wireless communication system that are located in one or more geographical regions. The wireless communication system includes a localized notification server that responds to geographically-targeted broadcast requests and localized service or information requests. The localized notification server localizes components of the wireless communication system into sets of localized components that provide wireless communication service to mobile devices in the specific geographical regions.03-28-2013
20130079032SYSTEMS FOR FASTER ACCESS AND DOWNLOAD OF DIGITAL CONTENT IN MOBILE WIRELESS DEVICES USING WIRELLESS DEVICE BROWSER - A handheld wireless device makes a request for service from a server of a business on a global network, the request originating from the wireless device is automatically routed to the closest server of the business that is geographically closest to the location of the wireless device as determined by a GPS function in the device, or by a router server in the wireless network based on the group of cell towers being connected to by the wireless device, or based on the location of the wireless device in a global telephone network database, for faster access to the service and a response there from.03-28-2013
20120208560Personal Location Code - Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for receiving a request from a requestor to locate a user. The request identifies a personal location code (PLC) for the user. It is determined if the request is allowed based on the PLC. If the request is allowed, the current location of the user is obtained based on the location of one or more devices associated with the user. The current location of the device is then provided to the requestor.08-16-2012
20100041418CONTROL PLANE LOCATION SOLUTION TO SUPPORT WIRELESS ACCESS - 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.02-18-2010
20100331012TDOA-Based Reconstruction of Base Station Location Data - Methods and apparatus for determining a position estimate for a base station transceiver node in a wireless communication system are disclosed. An exemplary method comprises obtaining a first set of time-difference-of-arrival (TDOA) measurement data from a first plurality of mobile stations, the first set of TDOA measurement data corresponding to transmissions received at the first plurality of mobile stations from the first base station transceiver node and a second base station transceiver node, obtaining first mobile station location data identifying a mobile station position corresponding to each TDOA measurement represented in the first set of TDOA measurement data, and computing an estimated position for the base station transceiver node as a function of the first mobile station location data and the first set of TDOA measurement data.12-30-2010
20100093371Location based geo-reminders - Location based geo-reminding system retrieves, from a location based geo-reminder physical server, a current location of wireless client devices within a given area. The method accesses, from the location based geo-reminder physical server, a physical location based geo-reminder database comprising an identity of a trigger identifier and a limits of trigger identifier. Transmission of a location based geo-reminder message is initiated if the current location of a particular wireless client device is within a limits of restriction distance from a location of the identity of the trigger.04-15-2010
20130045756Method For Providing Location Based Services - The present invention relates to a method for providing location based services for a client in an infrastructure network. The network comprises at least one Home Subscriber Server, HSS, at least one Mobility Management Entity, MME, and at least one Gateway Mobile Location Centre, GMLC, for the client. The GMLC sending an UE location service response to the client based on a UE location service request received from the client. The network performs the steps of: (A) the GMLC continuously receives and stores event reports streamed from the MME(s), the reports comprising information about the MME identity and identities for UE(s) served by said MME; (B) the GMLC determines the identity of a serving MME for the UE in the UE location service request on the basis of the information in the event reports.02-21-2013
20130045757SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GATHERING INFORMATION ABOUT DISCRETE WIRELESS TERMINALS - The present invention is broadly directed to systems and methods for gathering information about wireless transceiver devices in a defined boundary region. To this end, the disclosure is more particularly directed to gathering movement information (e.g., via detection and location) about two-way end-user wireless terminals within three-dimensional boundaries of defined local space (“DLS”) to allow for selective control of the terminals and other subsystems, as desired. Additionally, the data collected can be used to improve accuracy and precision regarding the prediction of behavior characteristics and tendencies of populations based on a sampling of observed terminals.02-21-2013
20130053066PROVIDING LOCATION RELATED INFORMATION TO MOBILE STATIONS - Techniques are provided which may be implemented using various methods and/or apparatuses to allow for location related information for a region of space within a structure to be divided into blocks and selectively provided in an efficient manner to a mobile station and/or a proxy device associated therewith. The mobile station may, for example, use the blocks of location related information to support signal-based position estimation and/or other like location based services.02-28-2013
20130090133APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING POINT OF INTEREST IN CONTENTS SHARING SYSTEM - A mobile device for use in a contents sharing system is provided. The mobile device includes a communications interface configured to communicate with a location processor and to transmit activity information, relating to usage of the mobile device, and location information, relating to a location of the mobile device, to the location processor. The location information is used for identifying at least one Point Of Interest (POI).04-11-2013
20130072230Tracking Large Numbers of Wireless Terminals - An apparatus and method are disclosed for tracking a large number of wireless terminals and for estimating the location of the terminals at each instant. Some embodiments of the present invention use a wide variety of factors to determine the order and frequency with which each wireless terminal is located. These factors include, but are not limited to, the history of the location of the wireless terminal, the time of day, and the weather.03-21-2013
20130165150METHOD FOR MEASURING POSITION USING A POSITIONING ACCESS POINT, AND DEVICE, SYSTEM, AND ACCESS POINT FOR SAME - The present disclosure provides in some aspects a method for positioning by a positioning access point, and an apparatus, system and access point for the same. A positioning system includes an AP including a positioning AP for delivering a positioning WLAN signal containing a dedicated positioning information and a telecom AP for delivering a telecom WLAN signal; database for storing an identification information of the access point and a location information belonging to the AP and matching the identification information; terminal for communicating with the AP; and WLAN-based positioning server responsive to a positioning request from the terminal for comparing a parameter of a WLAN signal received from the terminal with an identification information of the positioning AP on a priority basis, and when there is a match of information, granting the location information of the relevant access point the highest priority to determine the location of the terminal.06-27-2013
20130072231System and Method For A High Throughput GSM Location Solution - A system and method for estimating a location of wireless devices transmitting signals on channels in a communications system having a plurality of nodes and a plurality of Location Measurement Units (“LMU”). A first plurality of signals from a first channel may be received by one or more of the plural LMUs and a second plurality of signals from a second channel may be received by one or more of the plural LMUs. The received first and second plural signals may be converted into first and second digital signals and then divided into first and second sets of frequency bins, the first and second sets of bins corresponding to the respective channel. Each of the divided signals may be correlated with one or more reference signals, and the correlated signals stored in a database for estimating a location of one or more wireless devices.03-21-2013
20130072232Method and Apparatus for Performing a Channel Availability Query for a Plurality of Locations - The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for channel availability query on multiple locations in a wireless local area network system. A method for a station (STA) to perform a channel query procedure in a wireless communication system comprises: transmitting, at a first STA corresponding to a channel availability query requesting STA, a first message to a second STA supporting the channel availability query procedure, wherein the second STA corresponds to a channel availability query responding STA, wherein the first message comprises device location information of one or more locations for the channel availability query; and receiving, at the first STA from the second STA, a second message comprising channel availability information, wherein the channel availability information is commonly applicable to multiple locations within an area, when the device location information of the first message is for the multiple location within the area.03-21-2013
20130059604Mobile Internet Protocol (IP) Location - A mobile IP location server that retrieves the location of a mobile device based on the public IP address that a mobile device is using. A mobile IP location server comprises a mobile location protocol interface, an identifier resolver, and a location manager. The mobile location protocol interface interacts with location applications and receives and responds to location requests. The identifier resolver converts a device's public IP address to a real mobile identifier (e.g. MSISDN) and performs address conversion by either interacting with an HTTP proxy server or querying a network address translation (NAT) table. The location manager retrieves the location of a mobile device given the device's real mobile identifier (e.g. MSISDN). A web application requests mobile IP location services by transmitting an IP request to the mobile IP location server. An IP location request contains a mobile device's public IP address, port number, and any application specific information.03-07-2013
20130059605Consequential Location Derived Information - The number of messages required in networks where location services are deployed may be reduced, by providing updated location information regarding particular subscribers, or even all subscribers, to subscribed or otherwise logged applications or services upon obtaining and providing location information for a different application or service. Consequential watch services in accordance with the principles of the present invention provide location information to one or more services OTHER than or in ADDITION to the service currently requesting location information, based on subscription to a suitable service.03-07-2013
20130059603METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ACCESSING PLACES - A method for automatic access to a pre-reserved place may operate on a hotel reservation system, which can communicate with a user smart phone application. The method includes receiving a request from the user smart phone application to effect entry into the pre-reserved place. The request includes user data relating to the user and location data relating to the place. The location data relating to the place is obtainable by the user using the smart phone to scan a code on or in the vicinity of the place and decode the code to identify the location data relating to the place. The user data and the location data are compared with a list of pre-reserved places to identify a matching pre-reserved place. If a matching pre-reserved place is identified, a signal is automatically sent to cause the pre-reserved place to be opened to allow access by the user.03-07-2013
20120225671METHOD FOR REQUESTING TRANSPORTATION SERVICES - A method for safely and efficiently requesting transportation services through the use of mobile communications devices capable of geographic location is described. Individual and package transportation may be provided. New customers may be efficiently serviced, and the requester and transportation provider locations may be viewed in real time on the mobile devices.09-06-2012
20120225670MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND LOCATION REGISTRATION METHODS - A mobile communication device with a wireless module and a controller module is provided. The wireless module performs wireless transceiving to and from a first service network. The controller module transmits a location update request message to a first cellular station of the first service network via the wireless module, and receives a location update rejection message, which comprises a rejection cause indicating a network related failure, from the first cellular station via the wireless module. Also, the controller module transmits another location update request message to a second cellular station of the first service network via the wireless module in response to the location update rejection message. Particularly, the first cellular station and the second cellular station belong to a first location area and a second location area, respectively.09-06-2012
20130065611METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION BASED ON A LOCATION - A method and apparatus for providing location information are provided. The method includes receiving data including reference sound information from at least one external device; receiving location information request data including sound information from the mobile device; detecting similar reference sound information to the sound information based on a comparison of the sound information to the reference sound information; determining location in formation of an external device that transmitted the similar reference sound information; and transmitting the determined location information to the mobile device.03-14-2013
20130065612Methods and Apparatus for Measurement Configuration Support - The invention provides a method and a network node for controlling configuration of measurements to be performed by a user equipment (03-14-2013
20110021210Estimating a subscriber location - A method and apparatus of estimating a location of a subscriber are disclosed. One method includes receiving a request for the location of the subscriber. The subscriber's serving base station, and a plurality of neighboring base stations sensed by the subscriber, are identified. At least two of the neighboring base stations are selected to aid in estimating the location of the subscriber. Stored locations of the serving base station and the selected neighboring base stations are accessed. The subscriber obtains a time delay from the serving base station for maintaining synchronization of the subscriber with the serving base station. The subscriber estimates a distance between the subscriber and the serving base station based on the time delay. The subscriber receives frames including preambles from each of the selected neighboring base stations, and estimates a delta time for each of the selected neighboring base stations for the subscriber to synchronize to each of the selected neighboring base stations. The subscriber estimates distances between the subscriber and each of the selected neighboring base stations based on the time delay and the delta time of each of the selected neighboring base stations. The subscriber location is estimated by trilateration of the distance between the subscriber and the serving base station, and the distances between the subscriber and each of the selected neighboring base stations.01-27-2011
20100056180METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETERMINATION OF THE POSITION OF A TERMINAL IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION NETWORK - A method for improved determination of the position of a user device in a mobile-radio network is provided. In combination with adjacent, second user devices, the method is intended to achieve a relatively-accurate positioning even if only a relatively-inaccurate positioning method is available for the user device itself, especially if the latter is disposed inside a building. An absolute position of a second user device is determined with a first position-determining method. A relative position of the first user device relative to the second user device is then determined with a second position-determining method. Finally, the absolute position of the first user device is determined on the basis of the absolute position of the second user device and the relative position of the first user device relative to the second user device, wherein the first and the second position-determining methods are different methods.03-04-2010
20090011776DATA OUTPUT SYSTEM, OUTPUT CONTROL TERMINAL, PROGRAM TO BE APPLIED TO OUTPUT CONTROL TERMINAL, AND DATA OUTPUT METHOD - The invention provides a data output system which can control a printer in accordance with the position of a user without providing a mobile terminal and the printer with special devices, which can reduce the processing load on the mobile terminal, which can ensure the convenience of the user when using the printer, and which avoids inconvenience as a result of incorrect settings by the user. The invention can include a print control terminal that obtains mobile terminal position information from a relay station. When the distance between the mobile terminal position specified by the obtained mobile terminal position information and the printer position specified by printer position information from a storage device is less than a predetermined value, a print command and corresponding print data are transmitted to a printer PR in response to a request from a mobile terminal.01-08-2009
20130165147IRREGULAR PERIODIC LOCATION REPORTING MECHANISM - Described herein are techniques related to irregular periodic reporting of location-related information. The techniques enable the location engine to operate in irregular periodic reporting modes and dynamically adapt one or more different irregular periodic reporting patterns. The techniques may advantageously enable significant power saving while maintaining adequate accuracy in the reported location-related information to satisfy a given level of quality of service. This Abstract is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.06-27-2013
20130165148Computational Systems and Methods for Locating a Mobile Device - Systems and methods are described relating to accepting a mobile device location query using digital signal processing and presenting an indication of location of the mobile device at least partially based on receiving the location query. Additionally, systems and methods are described relating to means for accepting a mobile device location query using digital signal processing and means for presenting an indication of location of the mobile device at least partially based on receiving the location query.06-27-2013
20120238293System and method for location determination for mobile clients - A first position (09-20-2012
20120238292METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTER NETWORK RETRIEVAL OF USER RELATED DATA - Data related to a subscriber in a communications network is to be retrieved. A first Generic User Profile (GUP) server receives an incoming request for the subscriber related data from a data consumer in a first communication domain and determines that the data is located in a second communication domain. An outgoing request for the data is then transmitted to a second GUP server in the second communication domain via an interface. The second GUP server then retrieves the requested subscriber related data from a network repository and transmits the requested data to the first GUP server, which forwards the requested data to the data consumer. Service access to subscriber data located in other domains than the GUP Server is enabled, for example when the subscriber is roaming. The subscriber related data can also be distributed in both the first and second communication domain.09-20-2012
20110034181SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING CALLED DEVICE LOCATION BASED ON CELL SECTOR INFORMATION - Implementations relate to systems and methods for generating called device location based on cell sector information for the called mobile device. Implementations relate to platforms and techniques relate in which a calling device can call a called device, such as a cellular telephone or network-enabled media player. The network can locate the called device using a paging process transmitted via the mobile switch(es) and associated base station(s) of the called device service provider. The called device can respond to the paging process by transmitting a message. The cell sector location of the base station to which the called device responds can be captured as the current location of the called device. The network can report the location of the called device to the calling device using different message formats, including SMS or USSD messages.02-10-2011
20110136508Updating a Mobile Device's Location - A location reporting paging communication system comprising space satellites, ground stations and a remote receiving unit adapted to resolve a global position from signals transmitted from a communication transmitter. The subscriber in possession of the remote receiving unit updates the paging network with global positioning information. A caller paging a subscriber in possession of the remote receiving unit may request the global location of the remote receiving unit. The paging network could divulge or block such information from a caller depending on the requirements of the subscriber.06-09-2011
20110136507SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR APPLICATIONS ON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES - The functionality of smartphone applications may be extended to a basic phone, i.e., a phone lacking a particular smartphone capability, by providing a data synthesizer in the basic phone that synthesizers required data points. The data synthesizer may communicate with nearby smartphones to collect relevant data points such as location or motion data. Data points for the basic phone may be calculated from the collected data points. When an application on the basic phone requests data, a data provider proxy may retrieve a synthesized data point from the data synthesizer. In one example, a basic phone without a GPS or similar location module may execute a mapping application by averaging location data from nearby smartphones.06-09-2011
20110287785METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR OBTAINING USER EQUIPMENT LOCATION INFORMATION - The invention provides a method, device, and system for obtaining user equipment (UE) location information. The method includes: an interworking entity (IWF) receives UE location information reported by a mobility management entity (MME); the IWF determines trusted UE location information according to the UE location information reported by the MME; and the IWF interacts with a UE or a mobile switching center (MSC) according to the trusted UE location information. With the method, device, and system, it is ensured that the MSC can obtain trusted and accurate UE location information in a circuit switched over packet switched (CSoPS) architecture.11-24-2011
20120238294Method Of Providing Location-Based Service In A Communication System - A location-based service method may include providing a data related to an indicator; configuring the indicator to point out the data is related to a location of a provider of the data if the data is related to the location of a provider of the data; and transmitting the data and the indicator to a server through a first communication equipment to store the data in the server for a user to transmit, through the first communication equipment or a second communication equipment located closely to the first communication equipment, a query to search the data related to the location of the provider of the data by searching the data stored in the server and find data related to the location of the provider of the data. The data is searched based on the indicator related to each of the plurality of data.09-20-2012
20110171973System and Method for Mobile Location By Proximity Detection - A system and method for determining a location of a mobile device operating in a wireless communications network having an assisted global positioning system (A-GPS) positioning determining entity (PDE). A location request may be received for the mobile device. The location of the mobile device may be determined as a cell identification location if no location results are received from either the A-GPS PDE or a proximity detection system PDE, or the location of the mobile device may be determined as a location result from the A-GPS PDE if the A-GPS PDE provides a location result having a lower uncertainty than a location result from the proximity detection system PDE, or the location of the mobile device may be determined as a location result from the proximity detection system PDE if the proximity detection system PDE provides a location result having a lower uncertainty than a location result from the A-GPS PDE.07-14-2011
20130190014METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR POSITIONAL FINDING USING RF, CONTINUOUS AND/OR COMBINED MOVEMENT - A system for determining location of an object including a Master Unit having an RF transceiver and adapted to measure distance to a Tag. The Master Unit has a first input from which it can derive its current position, transmits instructions to the Tag for movement in a predetermined direction, measures distance to the Tag after the movement in the predetermined direction, and determines position of the Tag after the movement in the predetermined direction. The Tag and Master Unit can include a compass, a pedometer, an accelerometer, a solid-state gyroscope, an altimeter inputs for determining its current position by the Master Unit. The Master Unit can optionally include a GPS receiver. The Tag movement does not have to follow the Master Unit's direction, but the Master Unit will still be able to determine the Tag location(s). The roles of the Master Unit and Tag can be reversed.07-25-2013
20090312037APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR ESTIMATING LOCATION OF TERMINAL - A method and an apparatus for estimating a location of a terminal are provided. The method includes: receiving at least one base station signal from each of at least one base station; computing received signal information with respect to the received signal; and estimating the location of the terminal based on signal transmission direction information associated with the base station and the computed received signal information. The present invention can accurately estimate the location of the terminal based on directional information of base station signals.12-17-2009
20110171971POSITIONING SYSTEM, TERMINAL APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD OF TERMINAL APPARATUS - The terminal apparatus has: base station and terminal error information generating means for generating base station and terminal error information indicating a rate of the base station and terminal frequency difference with respect to the official frequency; fixed satellite and terminal difference information generating means for generating fixed satellite and terminal difference information indicating a fixed satellite and terminal frequency difference; fixed satellite and terminal error information generating means for generating fixed satellite and terminal error information indicating a rate of the fixed satellite and terminal frequency difference with respect to the fixed satellite frequency; base station frequency error information generating means for generating base station frequency error information indicating a frequency error of a transmitting radio wave from the communication base station based on the base station and terminal error.07-14-2011
20090149198SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRACKING POSITION - Provided are a position tracking system and a position tracking method. The position tracking system includes at least one target node, a plurality of reference nodes having position information, and a position determination device. An arbitrary reference node among the reference nodes and the target node utilize a distance measurement message to measure a first time of arrival (TOA) and then transmit the first TOA to the position determination device. At least two other reference nodes adjacent to the arbitrary reference node and the target node listen to the distance measurement message to measure a second TOA and then transmit the second TOA to the position determination device, in order to track a position of the target node.06-11-2009
20080268871SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING LOCATION BASED SERVICES IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A system for providing LBS in a mobile communication system. An AAA server manages information on an anchor authenticator (AA) of an ASN GW. Upon receipt of a location information service request message from an LBS client, a location information server receives routing information for routing to an AA of an associated mobile station from the AAA server, and transmits a request for location information of the mobile station to the ASN GW. Upon receipt of the location information request from the location information server, a location information controller performs a location estimation procedure between the mobile station and an interconnected base station when the mobile station is in the idle mode, and upon receipt of location information from the base station, transmits the received location information to the location information server.10-30-2008
20110263274TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS AND DEVICES - A GSM, UMTS or LTE mobile telecommunications network includes a radio access network comprising base stations, and further includes one or more additional access points. An access point may be connected to the network core by an IP transport broadband connection. The access point is configured to appear to the mobile terminal as a base station. Arrangements are disclosed which allow the network to restrict access to the network via these access points whilst also minimizing signaling requirements. The access points may be excluded from traditional Tracking Areas, but associated therewith by a network controller in a mapping in order to notify authorized mobile terminals of the Access Point's existence.10-27-2011
20090176508METHOD FOR REQUESTING TRANSPORTATION SERVICES - A method for safely and efficiently requesting transportation services through the use of mobile communications devices capable of geographic location is described. Individual and package transportation may be provided. New customers may be efficiently serviced, and the requester and transportation provider locations may be viewed in real time on the mobile devices.07-09-2009
20110201357METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REFINING A LOCATION OF A BASE STATION AND/OR A MOBILE DEVICE BASED ON SIGNAL STRENGTH MEASUREMENTS AND CORRESPONDING TRANSMITTER AND/OR RECEIVER ANTENNA PATTERNS - A mobile device receives data transmissions, via a coupled receiver antenna array, from a transmitter antenna array of a serving base station. The mobile device determines relative distances, with respect to the serving base station, associated with signal strength measurements on the received data transmissions. The signal strength measurements are compensated, at the mobile device and/or a remote location server, in three-dimensional space based on corresponding transmitter and/or receiver antenna pattern, and/or mobile orientation information for estimating the relative distances. The estimated relative distances are refined by fitting a function of the azimuth and elevation angles. A location for the serving base station and/or the mobile device is determined or refined based on the refined relative distances to be shared among a plurality of users of the remote location server. Fixed or adaptive antenna patterns are supported at the serving base station and/or the mobile device.08-18-2011
20130217416CLIENT CHECK-IN - Client check-in techniques are described. In embodiments thereof, a mobile device includes a communication interface for notification communication with one or more other devices associated with the mobile device. The mobile device has a selectable control for user selection to initiate a check-in notification that indicates a location of the mobile device and a timestamp of the date and time. The mobile device also includes a check-in service that is implemented to initiate communication of the check-in notification to the other associated devices responsive to a user selection to initiate the check-in notification.08-22-2013
20120108265Device Based Trigger for Location Push Event - A software LBS trigger is initiated by a wireless device to request a set of proximate location information points relating to, e.g., points of interest, location tagged blogs, etc., based on the user's current location. The LBS trigger may be initiated when the user moves, and may include speed of the user to define a proximate area within which the user's device will be presented with relevant location information upon reaching. The size of the proximate area may be based on available memory in the wireless device, and/or on network bandwidth limitations. If walking, a smaller proximate area is defined, or if moving fast, the area of close proximity is larger. The location-based information points are stored locally on the user's device, and presentation to the user when the user gets closely proximate to the relevant information point.05-03-2012
20120108264Monitoring And Apparatus For Monitoring Cellular Network Coverage Using Mobile Units - Low signal strength areas in a communication system are identified utilizing a mobile unit. The mobile unit receives a first signal. If the first signal falls below a predetermined signal strength threshold the mobile unit determines and stores its geographic location. Upon receiving a second signal that exceeds the predetermined signal strength threshold the mobile unit sends the geographic location to the second base station.05-03-2012
20090093258Instant communication module capable of positioning a contact and method thereof - An instant communication module capable of positioning a contact and method thereof are disclosed. The instant communication module can send out a position request to a remote module by using an instant communication program. If the remote module accepts the position request, it will respond a location data back to the instant communication module so as the instant communication module can display the location data on an electronic map. Therefore, the user can exchange message with his/her friends' and know their location via instant communication module.04-09-2009
20110171974APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REPORTING LOCATION INFORMATION OF TERMINAL - An apparatus for reporting location information reports location information to a base station when there is a reporting request for location information necessary for wireless location measurement from the base station and reports the location information necessary for the wireless location measurement to the base station according to a reporting period. In addition, the apparatus for reporting location information reports the location information to the base station when events are generated within the reporting period.07-14-2011
20110171972METHOD OF DETERMINING OPTIMAL CELL CONFIGURATION BASED UPON DETERMINED DEVICE LOCATION - A configuration device for configuring a wireless device within a wireless cell can include a receiving unit configured to receive a request message from a wireless device within a wireless cell. In addition, the configuration device can include a first processing unit configured to determine location information of the wireless device, and a second processing unit configured to determine a communication capacity of the wireless device, and to estimate a communication requirement based on the request message. Furthermore, the configuration device can have a transmitting unit configured to transmit optimal information to the wireless device with respect to the request message.07-14-2011
20090275346System and Method for Predictive Caching of Data for a Mobile Computing Device - Provided is a method for providing data buffering at a wireless communication nodes. Communication nodes maintain data buffering capabilities so that a data cache related to a particular mobile computing device is forwarded among communication nodes in anticipation the movement of the mobile computing device. A decision to forward a specific data cache associated with a particular mobile computing device to a particular end relay communication node is based upon the type, history or other knowledge of the data, knowledge of communication node configuration and/or knowledge of the particular mobile computing device. Intelligent predictions of advantageous buffer forwarding are employed to transmit data caches over high-speed connections between communication nodes to mitigate data buffering issues relating to the transmission of large amounts of data over slower end links between communication nodes and end user devices.11-05-2009
20080293436METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ADJUSTING THE QUALITY OF SERVICE RELATED TO LOCATION DETERMINATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE - Methods, systems, devices and computer program products for executing a predetermined routine including one or more location determination modes to determine a geographic position, i.e., the location of a wireless communication device. In certain aspects, the predetermined routine may be configured to adjust the Quality of Service (QoS) for one or more of the location determination modes implemented in the routine. Based on the pre-configuration of the routine, adjustment of the QoS of one or more location determination modes may occur as a matter of course or the routine may be configured to adaptively adjust the QoS based on conditions, such as network conditions, environmental conditions and the like, existing at the point in time in which the location determination mode is executed.11-27-2008
20110171975MOBILITY MANAGEMENT METHOD, RELEVANT DEVICES, AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A mobility management method includes: receiving a first location update request sent by a Mobile Agent (MA); and determining, according to the first location update request and a binding relation between an MA context and a UE context, that a User Equipment (UE) moves together with the MA. A mobility management apparatus includes: a location update request receiving unit, configured to receive a first location update request sent by the MA; and a location moving determining unit, configured to determine, according to the first location update request and a binding relation between the MA context and the UE context, that the UE moves together with the MA.07-14-2011
20110207476GPS-Based Location System and Method - A system for locating an object, comprising one or more of a first GPS receiver and a first long and short range transceiver onboard a subject object at a first location; one or more of a second GPS receiver and a second long and short range transceiver onboard a secondary object at a second location; a control center for transmitting a location query message requesting first location information; the first long range transceiver transmitting the first location information to the control center, or the first short range transceiver transmitting the first location information and a subject object identification to the second short range transceiver, that transmits the first location information and the subject object identification to the control center, or the second long range transceiver transmitting the second location information to the control center when the subject object and the secondary object are within a predetermined distance.08-25-2011
20100248744LOCATING MOBILE CONTACTS USING A GEO-CONTACT LIST - A system for locating a mobile device user, including a memory, housed within a mobile device, for storing a contact list including records for a plurality of contacts, each record including (i) a name of a contact, (ii) a phone number for the contact's mobile device, if the contact uses a mobile device, and (iii) a list of at least one location entry, each location entry comprising (iii.a) a name of a location associated with the contact, (iii.b) a phone number at the location, (iii.c) an address for the location, and (iii.d) geographic coordinates of the location, and a locator for receiving as input the name of a designated contact in the contact list, for obtaining current geographic coordinates of the designated contact's mobile device, for obtaining current geographic coordinates of at least one mobile device for at least one contact in the contact list, other than the designated contact, and for generating as output at least one proximal entity, each proximal entity including either (I) the name of a contact, other than the designated contact, whose mobile device is located currently close to the designated contact's mobile device, or (II) the name of a contact, other than the designated contact, and the name of a location associated with the contact, the location being currently close to the designated contact's mobile device. A method is also described and claimed.09-30-2010
20090054083POSITIONING SYSTEM, TERMINAL DEVICE, POSITIONING DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD FOR TERMINAL DEVICE, CONTROL PROGRAM FOR TERMINAL DEVICE, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM FOR RECORDING CONTROL PROGRAM FOR TERMINAL DEVICE - A positioning system capable of reducing the volume of data communication in a server positioning system is provided. A terminal device has the information for a positioning transmitting section and can transmit information for positioning containing the actually measured current positioning basic information and/or the estimated basic information to the positioning device. The amount of the estimated basic information is smaller than the amount of the current positioning basic information, thus, the amount of information that the terminal device transmits to the positioning device becomes smaller in the case where the terminal device transmits the estimated basic information with respect to the position information satellite having the difference within the allowable range compared to the case where it transmits only the actually measured current positioning basic information with respect to all of the position information satellites.02-26-2009
20080287140Network Based Location Measurement Method and System Using Pcell Database - The present invention provides a network-based location measurement method using a pCELL database, comprising the steps of establishing a pCELL database in which a location measurement service target area is divided into lattices each having a predetermined size; continuously determining whether a request for location measurement occurs by a service subscriber; and, when the request for location measurement is generated, comparing fundamental information received from a mobile terminal with the pCELL database, determining a matching pCELL, and reporting the pCELL to the service requester. Furthermore, the present invention is constructed to periodically update a initially established pCELL database using the results of A-GPS-based location measurement and reflect variation in BTSs within a mobile communication network to the pCELL database, thereby always maintaining the optimal databae. The present invention contributes to the activation of location-based services by resolving problems related to stability of location measurement due to relays, and the degrading of accuracy of location measurement in a network-based location measurement method in a mobile communication system. Furthermore, the present invention improves the service usage rate of indoor subscribers, occupying about 70% of overall location measurement attempts and service quality and minimizes the need for human and physical resources upon initial commercialization and optimization by resolving the problem due to the considerable amount of human and physical resources required upon initial commercialization and optimization. Therefore, it is possible to replace A-GPS-based location measurement with relatively small costs.11-20-2008
20080293435Method and apparatus to select an optimum site and/or sector to provide geo-location data - A system and method selects secondary base stations to task that provide geo-location information used to geo-locate a mobile station. A network overlay location system may be co-located at base station sites of a wireless communications network. The location measurement units of the network overlay system provide location information of the mobile station, which may be determined via one or more geo-location techniques, for example: time of arrival (TOA), time difference of arrival (TDOA), uplink time difference of arrival (UTDOA), angle of arrival (AOA), signal power, radio fingerprinting etc. Selecting secondary base stations to task using various selection criteria may provide optimum results when geo-locating a mobile station.11-27-2008
20080207224Method for Updating Location Information on a Wireless Device - A method is provided for updating a position of a mobile device coupled to a wireless communication network via one of a plurality of base stations. The method comprising the following steps. A position of the mobile device is determined. The mobile device then waits for a predefined trigger notification before determining an updated position of the mobile device. The predefined trigger notification is generated in response to a motion trigger. A device configured to implement the method as well as a computer readable medium comprising instructions to implement the method are also provided.08-28-2008
20110028165LOCATION SERVER, LOCATION CONTROLLER, METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPLEMENTING LOCATION-BASED SERVICE - A location server, a location controller, a method and a system for implementing a location-based service are provided. The method includes: receiving a location data request sent by a client; sending a location request message including QoS requirement information to a location controller; sending location information to the client according to a location response returned by the location controller, where the location response includes location measurement information. The location server does not need to directly transmit QoS requirement values sent by the client, but satisfies the service having no specific requirements for QoS of a location result by determining the sent QoS requirement information flexibly. The network can determine the QoS of the location result according to its own location capability. In this way, the network location capability is fully utilized, and at the same time flexibility of a location service QoS requirement is improved.02-03-2011
20100144370METHOD AND SYSTEM OF LOCATING MOBILE TERMINAL - A method and a system for locating a mobile terminal using an assisted global positioning system are disclosed. The base station promptly and precisely locates a mobile terminal so that emergency action may be taken immediately. In an exemplary embodiment, the base station transmits the determined location of the caller terminal to a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) of an enhanced 911 (E911) Location Information System.06-10-2010
20090280831LOCATION INFORMATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING NOTIFICATION BASED UPON LOCATION - According to an embodiment, a location based notification method in a H-SLP (Home-SUPL Location Platform) receiving, by the H-SLP, a request for positioning of a roaming terminal; transmitting a session initialization message including a notification mode parameter to the roaming terminal when one or more of the location-based notification and verification are required as a result of checking a privacy of the roaming terminal; requesting, an initial location of the roaming terminal to a V-SLP (Visited-SUPL Location Platform) thereby to receive the initial location; and performing a positioning process to calculate the location of the roaming terminal if the required quality for the received initial location of the roaming terminal is not satisfied.11-12-2009
20090005078METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONNECTING A CELLULAR TELEPHONE USER TO THE INTERNET - A portable communication apparatus is provided which comprises an image-capturing means for capturing an image; a character recognition means for recognizing characters which appear in that captured image; a location means for identifying the current location of the portable communication apparatus; a data retrieval means for accessing one or more databases in order to retrieve data based on the recognized characters and on the current location of the portable communication apparatus.01-01-2009
20090005075Determining the location of a wireless mobile communications device - An exemplary method determines a location of a wireless mobile unit by a node in a communication network. Amplitude adjustment coefficients are received from a rake receiving process used by the mobile unit to receive an incoming signal. A path loss factor is computed based on the amplitude adjustment coefficients. A modified path loss value is calculated based on the path loss factor. The location of the mobile unit is determined based on the modified path loss value.01-01-2009
20090005073Method and System for Using Signal Quality Information - A method includes receiving destination information comprising a desired destination and receiving regional signal quality information comprising signal quality information associated with one or more regions of an area. The method also includes determining a first route to the desired destination based on the regional signal quality information.01-01-2009
20090061899APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR LOCATION ESTIMATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - An apparatus and method for location estimation in a wireless communication system are provided. The method includes identifying if a received at least one signal passed through at least one repeater, when the received at least one signal is identified as having passed though at least one repeater, measuring a Base Station (BS) basis delay time and calculating a repeater basis delay time using the measured BS basis delay time, and estimating a location of the MS using the repeater basis delay time.03-05-2009
20090054082SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING LOCATION BASED SERVICES IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - In a method for providing Location Based Services (LBS) in a mobile communication system, upon receipt of a location trigger at an LS for requesting location information of an MS from a location client, the LS transmits an authentication request message for requesting an ID of an Anchor Authenticator (AA) for the MS to an Authorization, Authentication and Accounting server (AAA), which transmits an authentication response message to the LS. The LS transmits an LCID request message for requesting an LCID of an LC for the MS to the AA, which AA transmits an initiate MS paging request message to an APC. The APC detects a serving LC of the MS and transmits an LCID to the AA, which transmits an LCID response message to the LS, which transmits an MS location report request message to the serving LC. The LC transmits an MS location report response message to the LS.02-26-2009
20090325605METHOD FOR LOCATION DETERMINATING - A method for measuring a position includes: allocating a first ranging code and a first ranging region for a mobile station; receiving a second ranging code and allocation information on a second ranging region of the mobile station from a neighboring base station; transmitting the first ranging code and the second ranging code to the mobile station; receiving the first ranging code from the mobile station in the first ranging region; calculating a received timing adjustment value of the first ranging code; receiving a received timing adjustment value of the second ranging code from the neighboring base station; and measuring the position of the mobile station according to the received timing adjustment value of the first ranging code and the received timing adjustment value of the second ranging code. Therefore, the cost and efficiency can be improved by measuring the position of the mobile station by changing the ranging method used in the conventional system.12-31-2009
20090325602SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRESENTATION OF MEDIA RELATED TO A CONTEXT - A system and method for presentation of media related to a context. A request is received over a network from a requesting device for media related to a context, wherein the request comprises at least one criteria. A query is formulated based on the context criteria so as to search, via the network, for user profile data, social network data, spatial data, temporal data and topical data that is available via the network and relates to the context and to media files so as to identify at least one media file that is relevant to the context criteria. A playlist is assembled via the network containing a reference to the media files. The media files on the playlist are transmitted over the network to the requesting device.12-31-2009
20090325601METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR COMMUNICATING AND/OR USING DISCOVERY INFORMATION - Methods and apparatus related to peer/network/service discovery in a mobile wireless system, e.g., an ad hoc peer-to-peer network are described. Transmission of discovery information, e.g., upper layer discovery information, is divided into a number of portions to be transmitted separately over time. Transmission of the individual portions is structured so as to enable flexibility in the frequency of the peer discovery transmissions as well as the monitoring of such transmissions. Various embodiments facilitate rapid discovery and/or secure discovery, e.g., selective discovery by trusted peers.12-31-2009
20090325604SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SEARCHING A LOCATION OF A MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A system and method for searching a location of a mobile electronic device sets a user-predetermined short message, and sets one or more user-predetermined telephone numbers. The system and method further starts an audible device and a light-emitting device of the mobile electronic device to output audible sound and light, so that a user can search for the mobile electronic device according to the audible sound and the light, in response to a determination that the incoming short message is identical with the user-predetermined short message, or in response to a determination that the number of times of one or more missed calls matches a predetermined number and that the telephone number of one or more missed calls matches the one or more user-predetermined telephone numbers.12-31-2009
20090023460System and method for setting up P2P communication group in cellular system, and P2P communication system and method using P2P communication group - Disclosed herein are a system and method for setting up a Peer-to-Peer (P2P) communication group in a cellular system, and a P2P communication system and method using the P2P communication group. The system for setting up a P2P communication group for a terminal in a cellular system including a base station and the terminals includes a location detection unit, a location information transmission unit, a control information reception unit, and a final group setup unit. The location detection unit detects the location of a terminal. The location information transmission unit sends information about the location, detected by the location detection unit, to the base station. The control information reception unit receives information about a preliminary P2P communication group set up by the base station based on the location information. The final group setup unit sets up a final P2P communication group based on the preliminary P2P communication group.01-22-2009
20090061897TRACKING, SECURITY AND MONITORING SYSTEM FOR CARGOS - The invention describes a tracking, security and status monitoring system (TSS) and modular tracking and security device (MTSD). The tracking and security system includes at least one MTSD adapted for containment within a shipment within a vehicle and for operative communication with a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) (such as the global positioning system (GPS)), cellular networks and a monitoring system. In various embodiments, the MTSD is modular allowing for different sensor systems to be configured to the system, is operative to optimize power consumption and network data usage in the absence of a security event or inquiry from the monitoring system and/or allows the MTSD to recognize when it is within an airborne aircraft to comply with aviation regulations with respect to the operation of RF devices within aircraft. In addition, the system, by using both GNSS and cellular technology (ie. assisted GPS) is effective in being able to determine the real time position of a shipment from a greater number of positions and from deeper within shipment containers or vehicles.03-05-2009
20110143774Devices, Systems and Methods for SMS-Based Location Querying - The disclosure provides devices, systems, and methods for determining a position of a mobile communication device by communicating with the device via a Short Messaging System (SMS). A location query is submitted to an SMS center, which formats a first SMS message for delivery to the device. The first SMS message is delivered to a designated SMS port on the device. A location logic on the device receives the SMS via the SMS port, extracts the location query, and attempts to calculate a location from received satellite signals. The calculated location is submitted back to the SMS server, either to be forwarded to the location server, or to a network element or device that submitted the location query to the SMS center in the first place. Assistance data may additionally be delivered to the mobile communication device via the SMS port.06-16-2011
20090061895MOBILE TERMINALS AND OPERATING METHODS THAT SHARE LOCATION INFORMATION WITH LOCATION-AWARE DEVICES - A mobile terminal wirelessly transmits a request to provide geographic position information over an ad-hoc, short-range wireless link, in response to a user request at the mobile terminal to perform an application at the mobile terminal that uses the geographic position information. The application is then performed at the mobile terminal in response to receiving the geographic position information over the ad-hoc, short-range wireless link. The application may include a “Remember Vehicle Location” and/or “Find Return Bus Stop Location” application. Related methods and mobile terminals are also described.03-05-2009
20080318596Method and Apparatus for Determining the Position of a Base Station in a Cellular Communication Network - Techniques for performing positioning in a cellular network are described. In one design, a first base station (e.g., a home base station) determines its position based on position information for at least one user equipment (UE) within radio coverage of the first base station and a second base station. The first base station sends at least one position request for the at least one UE to the second base station, receives position information for the at least one UE from the second base station, and determines a position estimate for itself based on the position information. In another design, the second base station receives a position request for the first base station, obtains position information for at least one UE, determines a position estimate for the first base station based on the position information, and sends the position estimate to the first base station.12-25-2008
20080261623TECHNIQUES TO ENHANCE LOCATION ESTIMATION IN AN OFDMA BASED SYSTEM - An embodiment of the present invention provides an a method, comprising determining the position of a mobile station in a wireless network by transmitting a single or multi tone location beacon by the base station on a downlink or mobile station on an uplink with focused power on at least one tone.10-23-2008
20120077520Method and Apparatus for Locating Position of a Mobile Device in an Assisted Satellite Positioning System - Method and apparatus for locating position of a mobile device in an assisted satellite positioning system is described. In one example, satellite measurement data is obtained from a plurality of satellites at a mobile device. Position of the mobile device is computed using the satellite measurement data. The position is sent to a cellular device via a wireless ad hoc network. In one example, the wireless ad hoc network comprises a BLUETOOTH communication link. In one example, the mobile device is configured to receive assistance data from a position server through the wireless ad hoc network. For example, the mobile device may comprise a housing configured to plug into a cigarette lighter connector of an automobile and the cellular device may comprise a cellular telephone without location-determination capabilities (i.e., the cellular telephone does not include an integrated GPS receiver).03-29-2012
20090247189SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINATION OF MOBILE DEVICES IN OR PROXIMATE TO AN ALERT AREA - Systems and methods for determining whether a mobile device is within a specified area and for providing information related to the mobile device are disclosed. A request may be received which inquires as to whether any mobile devices are within an alert area. The request may include a description of the alert area and other preferences or indications. The relevant devices may be determined, as well as related information such as user information. The relevant information may be provided to the requester by any effective means and in any effective format.10-01-2009
20090253440Generic Positioning Protocol - In an aspect, a generic positioning protocol (GPP) may be used to support satellite-based positioning methods and terrestrial-based positioning methods for different access types. A tenninal may exchange a first GPP message with first information for a positioning method and an access type supported by GPP. The terminal may exchange a second GPP message with second infonmation for the positioning method and the access type. Each GPP message may include at least one position element, and each position element may be for a specific positioning method. The tenninal may obtain a position estimate for itself based on the second information. In another aspect, positioning may be performed based on measurements for cells of different wireless access types. In yet another aspect, received transmission times may be transformed to converted times based on common timing, which may be applicable for multiple wireless access types.10-08-2009
20090247188IP phone routing and call initiation based on location information - Routing an incoming call for an IP phone system is disclosed. A location data for a mobile device is received. A way point based at least in part on the location data is determined. A state for a user of the IP phone system is determined based at least in part on the way point. An incoming call is routed to the IP phone system based at least in part on the state.10-01-2009
20100151884Method for Monitoring a Smart Phone and Related Apparatus and System - A method for monitoring a smart phone includes triggering a network connection function, connecting to a server device via the network connection function to receive an indication signal indicating a lost status of the smart phone, and returning information of the smart phone to the server device via the network connection function when the indication signal indicates that the smart phone is lost.06-17-2010
20090170528Subscriber Selective, Area-based Service Control - A method for use in controlling a mobile device's access to one or more wireless communications networks (WCNs) with an overlaid wireless location system (WLS) includes monitoring a set of one or more predefined signaling links of at least one WCN, and detecting an event associated with the mobile device. Next, using a low-accuracy location function of the WLS, the system determines that the mobile device is within a defined area of interest and is potentially within a defined quiet zone. Next, using a high-accuracy location function of the WLS, the system determines a precise geographic location of the mobile device and based thereon confirms that the mobile device is within the quiet zone or at least within an area of ambiguity around the quiet zone. Finally, the mobile device's access to the wireless communications network is limited, e.g., according to a pre-defined rule established by the carrier. This approach allows finer definition of the fenced area while also minimizing the load on the high-accuracy location function. The proximity threshold is preferably based on the accuracy of the underlying location technology.07-02-2009
20130122932USING MOBILE MESSAGING SERVICE MESSAGE(S) AS BEARER FOR LOCATION RELATED COMMUNICATIONS DURING VOICE CALL - In a mobile communication network that does not support simultaneous data communication during an active voice call of a mobile station, location information of the mobile station is obtained from a positioning server on the mobile communication network using mobile messaging service type messages as a transport bearer between the mobile station and the mobile communication network. A mobile messaging service message from the mobile station includes information regarding one or more nearby WiFi access points and/or cellular base stations detected by the mobile station. The location of the mobile station is determined by the positioning server, and the results are sent to the mobile station via a responsive mobile messaging service message including the determined location, during the active voice call, for use by an application program running on the mobile station.05-16-2013
20130122933APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING COMMUNICATION SERVICES VIA TELEVISION WHITE SPACES - Disclosed herein are an apparatus and method for providing communication services. The apparatus includes a location information acquisition unit, a radio station information acquisition unit, and an offloading unit. The location information acquisition unit acquires information about the current location of the user terminal by sending a location information request message to the user terminal The radio station information acquisition unit requests information about a white space radio station from which the user terminal can receive the communication services by sending the information about the current location of the user terminal to a white space server, and acquires, from the white space server, information about an available white space radio station. The offloading unit sends the information about the available white space radio station to the user terminal, and also sends information about the user terminal to the available white space radio station.05-16-2013
20100227627RADIO COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, RADIO COMMUNICATION BASE STATION DEVICE, AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD - A radio communication terminal, a radio communication base station device, and radio communication method enabling lightening the paging load in a mobile communication system including macro cells and femto cells. A reception level measuring section (09-09-2010
20110130155METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FINDING PEOPLE VIA A MOBILE DEVICE - A method, computer readable medium and apparatus for finding at least one person are disclosed. For example, the method receives a request from a subscriber to find at least one person having at least one characteristic predefined by the subscriber, receives a location of the subscriber and finds, via a processor, the at least one person having the at least one characteristic predefined by the subscriber near the location of the subscriber.06-02-2011
20100240398SYSTEM FOR AGGREGATING AND DISSEMINATING LOCATION INFORMATION - A computer-implemented method of aggregating and disseminating location information is provided. The method includes establishing a user account for a user and associating a user identifier with the user account. A request for the user identifier is received from a remote application server. An identifier request authorization is received from the user or the remote application server. The user identifier is provided to the remote application server in response to receiving the identifier request authorization. Mobile device location information of a user mobile device associated with the user identifier is received from the user mobile device or a remote telecommunication carrier server. A request for the mobile device location information is received from the remote application server. A location request authorization is received from the user, and the user mobile device location is provided to the remote application server in response to receiving the location request authorization. Systems for aggregating and disseminating location information are also provided.09-23-2010
20130217414DELIVERING CONTENT BY PREDICTING PREDETERMINED ROUTES USING WIRELESS NETWORKS - The disclosed implementations provide a system and method of predicting routes for mobile devices using wireless networks, including generating and sending content to a mobile device that is travelling on a predetermined route (e.g., a bus route determined by a transportation agency). The mobile device can scan for a wireless network that is installed on a vehicle travelling on a predetermined route. The system can predict which predetermined route the mobile device is travelling on by accessing a database that associates wireless networks with transportation vehicles. The system can confirm whether the mobile device is travelling on a predetermined route based on the device's sensor measurements, timestamps collected over a period of time and the identity of the wireless network that is connected to the device. The system can send content to the mobile device based on the mobile device's location and predicted future locations along the predetermined route.08-22-2013
20130217415SECURE USER PLANE LOCATION (SUPL) REDIRECTION AND MOBILE LOCATION PROTOCOL (MLP) TUNNELING TO A DISCOVERED SLP - Systems and methods for Secure User Plane (SUPL) Redirection and Mobile Location Protocol (MLP) Tunneling to a Discovered SUPL Location Platform (D-SLP) are disclosed. For example, a method for SUPL redirection by a SET, may include: receiving an initiation message at a SET from a Home SUPL Location Platform (H-SLP); establishing a secure connection with the H-SLP, and returning a response message; receiving a redirect message from the H-SLP; establishing a SET initiated SUPL session with a D-SLP; obtaining a location of the SET using the D-SLP; and returning the location to the H-SLP.08-22-2013
20100222077METHOD FRO COMPUTING THE GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION OF A MOBILE TERMINAL - The invention relates to a method for computing the geographical location of a mobile terminal (MT) in a cellular telecommunications network. The method includes the steps of collecting identifiers of possible serving cells for the mobile terminal, selecting from a first database (A) geographical coordinates (LONG, LAT) whose expected serving cell ID matches any one of the identifiers of possible serving cells, comparing, for each selected geographical coordinate (LONG, LAT), pairs of cell identifiers and corresponding expected received signal values associated with the geographical coordinate (LONG, LAT) in the first database (A) with pairs of cell identifiers and corresponding actual received signal values of the possible serving cells to determine the geographical locations (LONG, LAT) having a number of matches (NMATCH) greater than a predetermined match threshold (THRESHOLD-NMATCH) and finally processing the geographical locations so determined (LONG, LAT) to obtain the geographical location of the mobile terminal (MT).09-02-2010
20100144368SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SHARING LOCATION DATA IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK - A system and method for sharing location data amongst wireless communication devices uses a token system to grant permission to share location data. The tokens may be created automatically as the result of user activation of a different function. Location data may be exchanged when two wireless communication devices, authorized to exchange location data, are within a predetermined distance from each other. Location data may also be automatically exchanged upon the occurrence of a scheduled calendar event within a wireless communication device. Location data may be exchanged a single time or can be exchanged on a continuous or periodic basis so long as the token still exists. The token may be destroyed manually by some user activity or may be terminated automatically.06-10-2010
20090075674CRC-Based Message Detection/Demodulation Apparatus and Method for Radio Frequency Signals - A method for determining a location of a wireless transmitting device transmitting a digitally modulated transmitted radio frequency signal. The method comprises, at spaced-apart receivers: generating a received radio frequency signal and including time tags therein responsive to the transmitted radio frequency signal, detecting a destination message signal responsive to the received radio frequency signal, comparing the destination message signal and the received radio frequency signal and determining a time of arrival of the destination message signal responsive to the step of comparing and responsive to the time tags. The method further comprises determining a pairwise time difference of arrival of the received radio frequency signal for two pairs of receivers and determining the location of the device responsive to the pairwise time difference of arrival.03-19-2009
20090075675METHOD OF LOCATION BASED SERVICE AND LOCATION BASED SERVICE SYSTEM - A location based service method and location based service system is provided. The location based service method includes: making requests for position determination of a client terminal according to a first position determination method and a second position determination method, in response to a location based service request; receiving a position determination result according to the first position determination method, and generating first location data including additional information which corresponds to the position determination result according to the first position determination method; providing the client terminal with the first location data; receiving a position determination result according to the second position determination method, and generating second location data, the second location data being refined first location data; and providing the client terminal with the second location data.03-19-2009
20100197323Proactive menu-driven links or triggers for location-based services and mobile advertising - Example embodiments provides low-cost, effective methods of mobile advertising to mobile users. The methods provide both transmitting and receiving broadcast text-formatted, category-based data relating to services from local businesses and on-demand services, to capable mobile devices in a zone formed by network nodes, without user interaction. The data may be viewed as lists with menu-driven ‘contact-list’ type software, familiar to most mobile device users and configurable by nearly all types of mobile devices. The methods also notify a user of a mobile device when new events occur or service information is updated. Example embodiments use the broadcast-multicast capability of Radio Access Networks (RAN) to transmit to mobile devices served by sectors or cells in a localized zone (e.g., one or more cells that cover a shopping mall and nearby areas).08-05-2010
20100035635PERIODIC POSITIONING METHOD IN MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - A positioning method in a SUPL based position information system, and more particularly, a method for performing periodic positioning capable of processing a periodic positioning request by a location server or a periodic positioning request by a mobile communications terminal when the location server and the terminal respectively manage a trigger generating the periodic positioning, are discussed.02-11-2010
20090286552Positioning method and system in two or more cellular networks - A positioning method in two or more cellular networks calculates a gradient (grad (J)) of an optimization function for estimating position of UE:11-19-2009
20090197617Client in mobile device for sending and receiving navigational coordinates and notifications - A first mobile device requests a second mobile device to navigate to a destination communicated to the second mobile device by the first mobile device, wherein at least the second mobile device, if not both the first and the second mobile devices, is GPS enabled and is capable of navigation. In one scenario, a first user of the first mobile device requests the second device (or the user of the second device) to send a notification when the second user has reached a certain destination or is in the vicinity of a certain location where the first user and the first mobile device are currently located.08-06-2009
20090005074Method and Apparatus for Activating a Base Station - The invention includes a method and apparatus for activating a base station. A method includes transitioning the base station to a first state in which at least one base station activation activity is performed and RF transmissions are disabled, and transitioning the base station from the first state to a second state in which RF transmissions are enabled. The at least one base station activation activity may include at least one of warming at least one power amplifier, setting at least one base station configuration parameter, establishing GPS synchronization, and other base station activation activities. The base station may transition from the first state to the second state in response to a trigger.01-01-2009
20120244884METHOD AND APPARATUS OF LOCATION MEASUREMENT USING THE LOCATION OF NEIGHBOR UE - According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, there is provided a method of allowing a mobile terminal to measure its own location. The measurement method may include receiving a temporary identifier from a neighbor terminal using near field wireless communication; transmitting a location information request to a base station using the temporary identifier when location information is required; and receiving location information from the base station. The location information may be measured by the neighbor terminal.09-27-2012
20120244882Method and Apparatus for Providing Satellite Assistance Data - Disclosed is a method for providing satellite assistance data to facilitate determination of the location of a mobile station, particularly for instance a mobile station served by a femtocell. When a positioning server receives a request for the location of a mobile station, the positioning server will determine from the request the mobile station is served by a femtocell and that the positioning server should query a femtocell server for seed data, or the positioning server may otherwise determine from the request that the positioning server should query the femtocell server for seed data. The seed data would preferably be geographic coordinates of a femtocell with which the mobile station is registered. The positioning server may then use that seed data to facilitate obtaining satellite assistance data from a base station almanac, and the positioning serve may provide the satellite assistance data to the mobile station to facilitate location determination.09-27-2012
20130130716METHOD FOR OBTAINING REPORT INFORMATION IN SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE - A method for obtaining report information in short message service includes defining a first information element identifier (IEI) as a report request and defining a second IEI as a report response in transfer protocol user data (TPUD); operating a first electronic device to generate a first short message; the first electronic device setting the first IEI and a first information element data (IED) in the first short message; operating the first electronic device to transmit the first short message to a second electronic device; operating the second electronic device to read the first short message; the second electronic device generating a second short message according to the first short message, setting the second IEI and a second IED in the second short message, and transmitting the second short message to the first electronic device; and the first electronic device displaying a report information according to the second short message.05-23-2013
20100304759METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENGAGING IN A SERVICE OR ACTIVITY USING AN AD-HOC MESH NETWORK - An approach is provided for discovering a location-based service over an ad-hoc mesh network. A location-based service is discovered sending an anonymous flooding message including a query over the ad-hoc mesh network. A wireless node replies to the flooding message over the ad-hoc mesh network with a pointer to the discovered location-based service.12-02-2010
20100304760CONTROLLING GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION INFORMATION OF DEVICES OPERATING IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - Methods and apparatus are presented herein for controlling the degree of precision with which geographic information is reported to a requesting entity. A precise geographic location is used to determine an adjusted geographic location, which is then transmitted to the requesting entity rather than the precise geographic location.12-02-2010
20100279709ULTIMODE SUPPORT IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS - Systems and methodologies are described that facilitate multimode communication in wireless networks. Receiving and/or transmitting components can comprise a plurality of receive paths over which antennas can forward concurrently received signals to facilitate simultaneous or shared receiving of signals related to disparate communication technologies. The receive paths can be implemented by one or more multiplexers (e.g., diplexers, triplexers, etc.) to facilitate separating signals simultaneously received over disparate bands. In addition, antenna switching is described to facilitate shared receiving. Multimode transmitting is similarly provided. In particular, voice, data and global positioning system (GPS) signals can be concurrently received and processed by a wireless device.11-04-2010
20130137460Correlation of Collected Mobile Terminal Based Measurement Data and Positioning Data - A network control element receives position information data including a trace session identification parameter, the position information data including information about the position of a mobile terminal, and measurement data including the trace session identification parameter are received. The position information data is correlated with the measurement data based on the trace session identification parameter.05-30-2013
20090069032DYNAMIC MEASURE POSITION REQUEST PROCESSING IN A MOBILE RADIO NETWORK - An implementation of a system, device and method for communicating location data of a mobile station, enhancing location data, optimally communicating Assistance Data, and/or reducing rebids of Measure Position Request messages in a wireless network.03-12-2009
20090069031DELAYED RADIO RESOURCE SIGNALING IN A MOBILE RADIO NETWORK - An implementation of a system, device and method for communicating location data of a mobile station, enhancing location data, optimally communicating Assistance Data, and/or reducing rebids of Measure Position Request messages in a wireless network.03-12-2009
20130165149System For Providing Location-Based Services In A Wireless Network, Such As Locating Sets Of Desired Locations - A system and associated method receives a command from a user's mobile device to locate points of interest near the mobile device's location. The points of interest are associated with different, user-identified, point of interest categories. Based at least in part on the mobile device's location, the system substantially simultaneously provides a list of points of interest for at least some of the point of interest categories.06-27-2013
20100331013TDOA-Based Reconstruction of Base Station Location Data - Methods and apparatus for determining a position estimate for a base station transceiver node in a wireless communication system are disclosed. An exemplary method comprises obtaining a first set of time-difference-of-arrival (TDOA) measurement data from a first plurality of mobile stations, the first set of TDOA measurement data corresponding to transmissions received at the first plurality of mobile stations from the first base station transceiver node and a second base station transceiver node, obtaining first mobile station location data identifying a mobile station position corresponding to each TDOA measurement represented in the first set of TDOA measurement data, and computing an estimated position for the base station transceiver node as a function of the first mobile station location data and the first set of TDOA measurement data.12-30-2010
20110244887LOCATING A MOBILE STATION AND APPLICATIONS THEREFOR - A location system and applications therefor is disclosed for wireless telecommunication infrastructures. The system is an end-to-end solution having one or more location systems for outputting requested locations of hand sets or mobile stations (MS) based on, e.g., CDMA, GSM, GPRS, TDMA or WIFI communication standards, for processing both local mobile station location requests and more global mobile station location requests via, e.g., Internet communication between a distributed network of location systems. The following applications may be enabled by the location system: 911 emergency calls, tracking, navigation, people and animal location including applications for confinement to and exclusion from certain areas, friend finder applications, and applications for allocating user desired resources based on the user's location.10-06-2011
20100178936SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MOBILE PHONE LOCATION WITH DIGITAL DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEMS - Methods and systems for mobile phone location within a digital distributed antenna system (DAS) are provided. In one embodiment, a method comprises: receiving a request for location services from a subscriber unit located within a digital DAS, the digital DAS including a first partition of bandwidth for transporting digitized RF signals of one or more modulated signals and a second partition of bandwidth for an Ethernet pipe transporting IP formatted data; routing the request for location services to a subscriber locator center; instructing locator receivers within a geographical area of the digital DAS to listen for a signal from the subscriber unit; listening for the signal at a first locator receiver; when the signal is observed, recording a time the signal was received and generating subscriber unit ranging data; and transmitting subscriber unit ranging data back to the subscriber locator center in an IP formatted message via the Ethernet pipe.07-15-2010
20100178937Method, System And Device For Grouping Mobile Instant Messaging Contact - The present invention relates to communication technologies, and provides a method, system and device for grouping a mobile Instant Messaging (IM) contact. The system includes a positioning module, configured to query information of a region at which a mobile terminal of a mobile IM contact locates; and an automatic grouping module, configured to obtain the information of the region at which the mobile terminal of the mobile IM contact locates from the positioning module, and group the mobile IM contact according to the information of the region. Embodiments of the present invention may improve the accuracy of the grouping result, and may greatly improve the efficiency of the grouping.07-15-2010
20100144369CUSTOMER PREMISES EQUIPMENT AND METHOD FOR SENDING LOCATION INFORMATION OF THE CUSTOMER PREMISES EQUIPMENT - A customer premises equipment (CPE) for sending location information of the customer premises equipment over the Internet includes a request module, a positioning module, and an address sending module. The request module is configured for determining if a physical location of the CPE needs to be sent based at least partly on a setting or a command from a user, and sending a request message to request the physical location of the CPE. The positioning module is configured for searching positioning coordinates of the CPE according to the request message, and transforming the positioning coordinates to the physical location of the CPE. The address sending module is configured for sending the physical location of the CPE over the Internet.06-10-2010
20110244888Method and System for Receiving and Sending Navigational Data via a Wireless Messaging Service on a Navigation System - A system and method are provided for receiving navigational data via a wireless messaging service on a navigation system. The system and method provide a way to send requests for destination information via the wireless messaging service and capture navigational data from the responsive message received, such as addresses, telephone numbers, or email addresses, and then utilize that data for navigational routing, generation of telephone calls, emailing and the like, from the vehicle's navigation system. A wireless device can be paired with the navigation system over a Bluetooth communication link, wherein the navigation system periodically polls the wireless device for newly received messages. In one embodiment, the NAVI displays icons on a map that correspond to the extracted addresses from the messages received in relation to the vehicle's current location. The icons can be shown in a plurality of visual formats to distinguish previously viewed locations from newly received ones.10-06-2011
20110212734Method For Conditional Location Retrieval - The invention discloses a method for obtaining a location of mobile station connected in a mobile network where a request for the location contains a condition specifying if a location stored in the mobile network can be used. The condition comprises an expression regarding an accuracy threshold for the location. When the stored location does not meet the condition the mobile network actively determines the location of the mobile station. The location is reported back. The method can be applied in a Home Location Register in the network, in a Visiting Mobile Service Center or in both. The HLR contains location information for registered mobiles and the VMSC for connected mobiles.09-01-2011
20090061898Methods and Apparatus for Providing Location Data with Variable Validity and Quality - Methods, systems and computer program products for determining a location of a device based on location information are described. In some implementations, location assist information may be requested so as to determine a location of sufficient quality to satisfy a requesting application. Upon receiving the location assist information, empherides from one or more visible sources may be requested. The location assist information may be used to determine the location of the device until the device has received and decoded the empherides.03-05-2009
20100015999SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SHARING LOCATION INFORMATION - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a portable communication device having a controller to request location information from one or more non-portable wireless access points, receive one or more location coordinates from the one or more non-portable wireless access points, determine which of the one or more non-portable wireless access points is closest to the portable communication device according to one or more wireless signals generated by the one or more non-portable wireless access points, and record the location coordinate supplied by the closest non-portable wireless access point. Each of the one or more non-portable wireless access points can determine its location coordinate with a location receiver. Other embodiments are disclosed.01-21-2010
20110098059METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT TO MONITOR DISTANCES AMONG A GROUP OF ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICES - A method and service-related nodes for providing a deferred distance notification for at least two user devices. A Location-based gateway receives a request for a deferred distance notification for user devices, and sends a request to a Location enabler for the location of the user devices. The gateway receives location data from the Location enabler, and monitors the fulfillment of user device distance-related event criteria. When a user device distance-related event criterion is fulfilled, the gateway triggers the deferred distance notification, and sends the notification of the user device distance event to an application node. The application node sends a location request after which the Application node receives the notification. Distance notification can thus be provided to a user requesting a location-deferred service, such that the location of entire groups of users can be revealed to the requesting party.04-28-2011
20110250906POSITIONING AND LOCATION SERVICES USING CIVIC ADDRESS INFORMATION - Positioning and location services are provided in a wireless communication network using civic address information. The civic address information may comprise a data structure including textual Information Elements such as apartment or office number, street number, street name, city, state, postal code, and the like. A positioning method is defined comprising performing a civic address lookup to obtain a location in civic address format for an identified node, based upon information about the identified node's serving (or associated) node and neighbor nodes. Signaling is defined to request the civic address positioning method, to exchange capabilities, to communicate location information using a civic address format, report a positioning failure and optionally the failure cause, and the like. Location information may be translated between a civic address format and a 3GPP or 3GPP2 positioning format. The positioning method and associated signaling are particularly advantageous in indoor environments, where conventional positioning methods fare poorly or fail altogether.10-13-2011
20110077025Very low power locator application and apparatus for use with "I-Phone"-like cell phones - This invention provides a method for locating a lost object by utilizing a stripped down cell-phone transceiver which is controlled in an on-off periodicity by an independent timer which is always on, and also has a low power GPS module. The invention provides for a software application to reside, for example, in an I-phone® and to interrogate the stripped down cell phone transceiver which is attached to the lost object and to display the lost object's location on a scalable map.03-31-2011
20110070899COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND LOCATION INFORMATION NOTIFICATION METHOD - A location information notification method for transmitting location information regarding a communication terminal, the location information notification method includes receiving a signal indicating a request for the communication terminal to provide location information, determining whether a transfer setting for the communication terminal has been performed, and causing a condition restraining transmission of the location information from the communication terminal in response to the received signal when the determining determines the transfer setting has been performed. The transfer setting indicates that communications to the communication terminal are being transferred to another communication terminal.03-24-2011
20110070898METHOD AND SYSTEM OF RECOVERING LOST MOBILE DEVICES - An approach is provided for remotely controlling and/or tracking mobile devices. A request is received to track a mobile device. A control signal is generated, in response to the request, to remotely activate an application on the mobile device for controlling an audio interface or an imaging interface of the mobile device to capture a signal from the audio interface or the imaging interface.03-24-2011
20080248812GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS) BASED SECURE ACCESS - Presented herein are systems and methods for global positioning system based secure access. A request for access to a computer network is received. A determination is made whether a mobile terminal is within a predetermined location. If the mobile terminal is within the predetermined location, access is granted. If the mobile terminal is outside of the predetermined location, access to the computer network is denied.10-09-2008
20090005076Location-Based Information Services - Methods, systems, and computer-readable medium for providing location-based information services. In one implementation, a method is provided. The method includes receiving first information associated with a user of a mobile device. Second information identifying a first geographic location of the mobile device is received. Location-based content is filtered using the first information and the second information. The filtered location-based content is provided to the user at the mobile device, where the mobile device includes a multi-touch sensitive display.01-01-2009
20120202524Triggered location services - Techniques for supporting triggered location services are described. In one design, at least one location related measurement for a terminal may be obtained and used to detect for a trigger event. For an equidistance triggered service, a trigger event may be declared if the distance traveled by the terminal exceeds a predefined distance. For a relative terminal to terminal triggered service, a trigger event may be declared if the terminal is inside or outside, or enters, or leaves a moving geographical target area defined by a reference terminal. For a velocity triggered service, a trigger event may be declared if the maximum velocity of the terminal exceeds a predefined velocity. For a time-distance-velocity combination triggered service, a trigger event may be declared based on distance traveled by the terminal, velocity of the terminal, and time since the last report. A report may be sent if a trigger event has occurred.08-09-2012
20090318167LOCATION SPECIFIC SEARCH FOR REGIONAL SATELLITE VEHICLES - A position location system, method, and apparatus are disclosed. A wireless device receives a first signal and obtains an identifier indicative of a first location from the first signal. The first signal can be received from a cellular base station and the first identifier can be a mobile country code. The wireless device uses the identifier to determine the availability of signals from a regional satellite system at the first location. If signals from the regional satellite system are available at the first location, the wireless device retrieves information associated with one or more satellite vehicles in the regional satellite system. The information can include pseudo-random number codes and a Doppler search range corresponding to the first location. The wireless device receives a second signal and processes the second signal to obtain first satellite signal information. The wireless device determines its position at least partially based on the first satellite signal information.12-24-2009
20120202522Methods and Means for Identifying and for Locating Entities Meeting Criteria - This invention pertains to methods and means for identifying and/or locating entities that meet certain criteria. Various embodiments of the methods and means of the invention may be performed by and/or implemented in hardware, in software, by one or more entities, and/or by some combination of hardware, software and/or one or more entities.08-09-2012
20110177829METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING MESSAGES - Systems, methods, and apparatus are provided to enable real-time communication with people, groups and devices in accordance with certain embodiments. Typically, a phone number, address, or login information (“traditional identification information”) is needed to initiate a communication with a specific person. However, there are many situations where this traditional identification information is not known, but individuals still wish to communicate with others whose traditional identification information they do not know. By selecting criteria such as geographical location information that is proximate to the device, a person can identify and communicate with others while not knowing their contact information. The criteria can also include attributes, visual information, or other characteristics of the target device.07-21-2011
20090098888COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD OF PROVIDING LOCATION INFORMATION THEREIN - A communication device, computer program product and method of providing location information therein are disclosed. The communication device includes a wireless communication unit and a controller connected to the wireless communication unit and configured to share device location information with another communication device, the controller further configured to hierarchically set a device location resolution level to be shared with the another communication device.04-16-2009
20090061896Location assistance in a paired device - Embodiments provide an apparatus, a system, a device, and a method. A method includes a method implemented in a second mobile wireless communication device. The method includes transmitting a request for data indicative of a location of a first wireless communication device. The method also includes receiving an affirmative reply to the request for data indicative of a location of a first wireless communication device. The affirmative reply originating from the first wireless communication device and generated in response to an input received from a human user of the first wireless communication device. The method further includes receiving the data indicative of a location of the first wireless communication device. The method may include displaying information usable in directing at least one of a person, vehicle, craft, or airplane associated with the second mobile wireless communication device to the location of the first wireless communication device.03-05-2009
20080242315Traffic data collection utilizing a cellular communication network and probe units - A system for collecting request signal and probe data from telematics units using a cellular communication network, wherein the units each cause to be transmitted registration request signal data to a carrier, the carrier periodically compiles a cell history log comprising a list of cell hand-offs for each unit, and a facility is communicatively coupled to the carrier; includes map and unit identification databases; is configured to determine cell-handoffs of interest; preferably queries the carrier for only target units presenting a cell-handoff of interest; determines for each target unit a recently traveled path (RTP) based on the log, an estimated time of travel (ETT) based on the RTP and map database, and a probe unit status; calls each probe unit to upload probe data therefrom; and utilizes the probe data to enhance the ETT or provide additional information.10-02-2008
20120122487METHOD FOR DISCOVERY OF INDOOR LCI BASED ON APPROXIMATE LOCATION - As part of a localized positioning solution, a mobile device may transmit a request message to a server to obtain information about location contexts near the mobile device. In response, the server may, in some implementations, transmit a response message back to the mobile device that identifies a list of nearby LCIs and an area that encompasses these LCIs. The mobile device may store the returned LCI information and the returned area information in corresponding databases for later use. In some implementations, time limits may be placed on the returned area information after which the information is deemed stale.05-17-2012
20080254812METHOD AND APPARATUS OF TRACKING AREA ALLOCATION - Systems and methodologies are described that facilitate camping load balancing utilizing a frequency attribute. In a tracking area update procedure, each tracking area confirmed to user equipment can include an attribute of preferred, non-preferred, or forbidden. Based on such attribute, the user equipment can camp or idle on a particular cell for a specific frequency or network. The user equipment can camp on a cell from a preferred tracking area unless the quality of cells from the preferred frequency or network drops under a minimum threshold. The systems and methodologies provide a unified framework for camping load balancing across different Radio Access Technologies (RATs) and an optimization for the relevant signaling.10-16-2008
20080254811System and method for monitoring locations of mobile devices - A method of identifying mobile computing devices includes sending a request from a first mobile computing device to a second mobile computing device for the location of the second mobile computing device, and receiving the location of the second mobile computing device at the first mobile computing device. The method further includes providing a notification to one of the first and second mobile computing devices based upon the location of the second mobile computing device.10-16-2008
20080254810Methods and Apparatus for Location Determination In A Wireless Communication Device - Methods, systems, devices and computer program products are presented for identifying a location determination mode based on execution of a mode-selection routine in response to a received location determination request. In certain aspects, identifying a location determination mode may involve sequencing through a plurality of modes until a successful location determination results or until the end of the sequence is reached. In other aspects, selecting a location determination mode may involve determining one or more conditions affecting a location determination mode, and identifying an available mode based on the determined conditions. In this regard, according to some aspects, location determination is performed dynamically in that selection of a location determination mode is carried out for each location request and may take into account current conditions affecting one or more location determination modes.10-16-2008
20110263275INTELLIGENT LOCATION-BASED SERVICES - A method for dynamically providing location-based services, including receiving at least one user input indicating a request for a suggested point of interest; and generating a query based on the user input and a time reference. In addition, the generated query can be processed to identify a plurality of points of interest. The points of interest can be presented to a user.10-27-2011
20110053609Location Determination For Calls Within A Femtocell - When a call is placed within a femtocell area of coverage, the location of the femtocell is used as the location of the mobile device. The location of the femtocell is stored in the network, and if the call is placed through the femtocell, the location of the femtocell is used to determine the location of the mobile device.03-03-2011
20110077026Location Restricted Content Delivery Over a Network - A method for delivering content to a requesting device over a content delivery network, the content being deliverable in only one or more restricted geographic regions and the requesting device being communicatively connected to a cellular communications service provider via a cellular communications network, the method comprising steps of: receiving a network identifier of the requesting device uniquely identifying the requesting device in the cellular communications network; transmitting a verification message over the cellular communications network for receipt by the requesting device; receiving, from the requesting device, an access control submission; receiving, from the cellular communications service provider, location information corresponding to a geographic location of the requesting device; and in response to a determination that the access control submission derives from the transmitted verification message and the location information indicates the requesting device is in one of the one or more restricted geographic regions, delivering the content to the requesting device. An apparatus and computer program element for providing such content delivery are also provided.03-31-2011
20120309423APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OBTAINING LOCATION INFORMATION OF AN ACCESSORY DEVICE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Obtaining location information of an accessory location device having no location estimation function, through a short-range communication function includes determining whether a message transmission period arrives, and when the message transmission period arrives, transmitting a message including at least one of an indicator indicating that location information transmission is requested to a first device, identification information of an accessory location device, and identification information of the first device.12-06-2012
20090176507Systems and methods for location positioning within radio access systems - A method for calculating the geographical position of a user equipment (UE) unit includes collecting position parameters conveying the relative position of the UE unit from two or more base stations using technologies mandated for the modern wireless networks. Particularly, know (predetermined) signals embedded in the downlink and uplink subframes, such as preambles, pilots, ranging codes are used for determining the coordinates of the UE unit. In addition, the methods and systems proposed here take advantage of the multiple antennas systems mandated at both the UE and BTS.07-09-2009
20110151891COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND A MOBILE STATION, PROXY LOCATION SERVER AND METHOD OF OPERATION FOR USE IN THE SYSTEM - A communication system (06-23-2011
20110201356SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING LOCATION DATA TO MOBILE DEVICES - A mobile computing device includes a housing, a display disposed in the housing, and a processing circuit disposed in the housing and coupled to the display, the processing circuit being configured to initiate a wireless telephone communication with a second mobile device, and wirelessly transmit a current location of the mobile computing device to at least one server based at least in part on initiation of the wireless telephone communication.08-18-2011
20120302258SETTING A REMINDER THAT IS TRIGGERED BY A TARGET USER DEVICE - Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for setting a reminder triggered by a target device. A requesting device sends a request to a server to set a reminder triggered by a target device. The request includes parameters, such as a location and a condition that define when the reminder is triggered. The server sends instruction to the target device to set the reminder based on the parameters. When the condition such as arrival is met by the target device in relation to the location the target device sends a message to the server that the reminder has been triggered. The target device can set a geo-fence to determine the position of the target device in relation to the location, and the requesting user can dictate the size of the geo-fence. The server sends a notification to the requesting device that the reminder has been triggered.11-29-2012
20120302257POSITION DETERMINATION METHODOLOGY SELECTION - Various methods, apparatuses and articles of manufacture are provided for use in or with a mobile device to identify one or more attributes for each of a plurality of positioning resources available at the mobile device. In an example, positioning resources may provide all or part of a position fix based, at least in part, on one or more wireless signals received by the mobile device, and/or one or more electrical signals received from one or more sensors onboard the mobile device. For example, in certain instances at least one of the positioning resources may have at least one attribute that is different than at least one other attribute of another positioning resource. In certain examples, at least one of the positioning resources may be selected for obtaining a position fix based, at least in part, on a request and one or more particular attributes.11-29-2012
20120302256IDENTIFYING AND LOCATING USERS ON A MOBILE NETWORK - A system and method of locating “friends” having mobile devices connected to a network and associated with a user account is disclosed. The method includes sending a request to a mobile device, the mobile device determining its present geographic location and responding to the requestor with this information. This information may be in the form of a coordinate location such as a GPS location or it may be in the form of a name that the mobile device owner assigned to a particular area (e.g., “home”). Having this location information, a user is able to view the location of the friend that is associated with the mobile device.11-29-2012
20110217991Handling Method after Updating of Privacy Profile of Target User Equiptment - An embodiment handling method after the update of privacy profile of a target UE is disclosed. When LCS system is aware that the privacy profile of a target UE was updated, for every outstanding Location Request against the target UE, the LCS system performs a new privacy check based on the updated privacy profile. If the location request passes the privacy check, the LCS continues to handle the location request; if the location request fails in the privacy check, the LCS initiates a cancellation procedure to the location request. The LCS system can perform a new privacy check for the location request based on the updated privacy profile of the target UE, and implement corresponding processing depending on the result of the privacy check, e.g., for a location request that fails in the privacy check, the LCS system initiates a cancellation procedure.09-08-2011
20090280832Cell phone relative position indication on displayed map using GPS coordinates - A wireless terminal tracks a tracked wireless terminal and displays tracking information to a user. The tracking wireless terminal sends a tracking request for the tracked wireless terminal via a supporting wireless network infrastructure. When the tracking request is valid, the tracking wireless terminal receives a tracking response for the tracked wireless terminal. Based upon the tracking response, the tracking wireless terminal accesses a map segment corresponding to received location coordinates. The tracking wireless terminal determines a relative position of the location coordinates of the tracked wireless terminal with respect to the map segment. With this determination made, operation concludes with the tracking wireless terminal displaying the map segment and an icon on the map segment that represents the tracked wireless terminal. The icon representing the tracked wireless terminal is displayed at the relative position of the location coordinates of the tracked wireless terminal.11-12-2009
20110117933Mobile Terminals, Methods and Computer Program Products for Determining a Location Proximate a Vehicle - Mobile terminals, methods and computer program products for locating a position of a vehicle on a mobile terminal include identifying a triggering event received by the mobile terminal via a communication link between the mobile terminal and an external device. A geographic location is determined that approximates the position of the vehicle responsive to the triggering event. The information regarding the geographic location that approximates the position of the vehicle is subsequently provided.05-19-2011
20120208559METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OBTAINING DESTINATION INFORMATION FROM PROXIMATE DEVICES BASED ON TIME AND HEADING INFORMATION - Methods and systems of operating a personal navigation device (PND) are disclosed. In particular, the methods and systems allow for the PND to obtain location data for each of one or more destinations from a destination source device over a wireless network link. In one embodiment, the destination source device is a server computer on a network or a mobile communications device (MCD) that is in proximity with the PND.08-16-2012
20100062792METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING LOCATION MEASUREMENT OF NETWORK BASED TO MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL BY USING G-PCELL DATABASE - Disclosed are a method and a system for providing a mobile communication terminal with network-based location measurement by using a G-pCell database. The method and system are advantageous in that, when a mobile communication system employs a network-based location measurement scheme, the influence of repeaters is reduced to improve the positioning stability and measurement accuracy and provide more stable location-based services.03-11-2010
20110319098METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING PODCAST INFORMATION USING GEOLOCATION (LBS) INFORMATION - A method and system creating a network architecture to allow wireless subscribers to selectively integrate a network of available podcast information which may include podcasts and various other media rich IP-data, and related to locally available information, is provided. Interrogation of the network and/or retrieval and control of such podcasts may be accomplished in realtime or at a specifiable future time. In addition, other subscriber configurable profiles are provided in a variety of forms to further facilitate interrogation, filtering, and retrieval.12-29-2011
20120003996SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOCATING A PHONE USER - Systems and methods for locating a user of a wired or wireless communication device allow a communication device to respond to a location request with its current location or a default location. A request for the location of a target wireless communication device is sent to the network where the request is responded to by the network or forwarded to the target device. When the request is received by the target device, the device can deny the location request or respond to the location request with the actual location of the device (as determined by GPS or the network) or with a default, predetermined location. The type of response (denial, actual location, or default location) can be selected by the user of the target device on a granular, per request basis so that the user of the target device can selectively respond to location requests in an appropriate fashion.01-05-2012
20110165892METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING GEO-LOCATION ENABLEMENT FOR WIRELESS DEVICE - A method for providing geo-location enablement for a wireless device includes storing geo-location data in a storage device, the geo-location data including geo-location coordinates; referencing geo-location data for geo-location coordinates to corresponding wireless coverage area data, the wireless coverage area data for each geo-location coordinate including wireless coverage area coordinates, each wireless coordinate; representing a sub-area within a coverage area of a wireless network, each sub-area generally formed by an RF signaling range for a wireless access point; and referencing each wireless coordinate to corresponding signal strength data, the signal strength data for each wireless coordinate representing a signal strength value. Each signal strength value representing a signal strength parameter associated with the corresponding wireless coordinate. The wireless coverage area data and signal strength data being stored in the storage device. A server for providing geo-location enablement includes the storage device, an input module, and a geo-location handling module.07-07-2011
20120058783METHOD OF OPERATING MOBILE DEVICE BY RECOGNIZING USER'S GESTURE AND MOBILE DEVICE USING THE METHOD - A method of operating a mobile device by recognizing a user's gesture and a mobile device that uses the method, the method includes recognizing the user's gesture and circumstance information; generating circumstantial gesture information according to a combination of the recognized gesture and the circumstance information; and executing an application item corresponding to the circumstantial gesture information.03-08-2012
20120058784PRIVACY OF LOCATION INFORMATION - An arrangement for providing privacy settings for determining whether location information for a subscriber can be provided to a requesting party is described. The privacy settings are at least partially based on presence information for the subscriber. A gateway mobile location centre (GMLC) selectively provides the location information regarding subscribers on request, in accordance with the privacy settings.03-08-2012
20120157123PEER-TO-PEER LOCATION SERVICE - Techniques are described for obtaining high-resolution physical locations for a wireless device by leveraging the high-resolution physical location capabilities of wireless peers of the wireless device to provide a peer-to-peer location service and facilitate location targeting. Wireless devices provide location updates to a computing cloud, which stores records associating wireless device identifiers with received location information for the corresponding wireless devices. A wireless device issues a peer discovery request to dynamically identify nearby wireless peers in its network. The wireless device then sends wireless device identifiers for the nearby wireless peers in a location request to the computing cloud, which estimates a location for the wireless device using the previously recorded location information for the nearby wireless peers. The computing cloud returns the estimated location to the requesting wireless device.06-21-2012
20120157121PEER-TO-PEER LOCATION SERVICE - Techniques are described for obtaining high-resolution physical locations for a wireless device by leveraging the high-resolution physical location capabilities of wireless peers of the wireless device to provide a peer-to-peer location service and facilitate location targeting. Wireless devices provide location updates to a computing cloud, which stores records associating wireless device identifiers with received location information for the corresponding wireless devices. A wireless device issues a peer discovery request to dynamically identify nearby wireless peers in its network. The wireless device then sends wireless device identifiers for the nearby wireless peers in a location request to the computing cloud, which estimates a location for the wireless device using the previously recorded location information for the nearby wireless peers. The computing cloud returns the estimated location to the requesting wireless device.06-21-2012
20120208561LOCATION METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM - The present invention discloses a locating method, apparatus and system, and the method comprises the following steps: a Mobility Management Entity (MME) receives a locating service request, selects an Evolved Service Mobile Location Center (E-SMLC), and transmits the locating service request including a locating identifier to the selected E-SMLC; the MME receives a User Equipment (UE) specific message including the locating identifier transmitted by the E-SMLC, and communicates the locating information with the E-SMLC using the locating identifier. The embodiments of the present invention can ensure the correct delivery of the locating information, and further improve the correctness of the locating technology.08-16-2012
20120157124METHOD FOR DETERMINING LOCATION OF UE BY USING AGPS INFORMATION - A method and apparatus are disclosed for providing location information of a User Equipment (UE) in a communication system including the UE, a Secure User Plane Location (SUPL) Location Center (SLC), and a SUPL Positioning Center (SPC). The method includes receiving, by the SLC, a request for the location information of the UE from a requester; notifying, by the SLC, the UE that the location information has been requested; transmitting, by the SLC to the SPC, a pseudo IDentifier (ID) for securing a connection between the SPC and the SLC; receiving, by the SLC from the SPC, the location information of the UE with the pseudo ID, the location information of the UE being calculated by the SPC, based on a positioning measurement measured by the UE; and transmitting, by the SLC, the location information to the requester.06-21-2012
20120157122MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE FOR RETRIEVING GEOSPATIAL DATA - A method for receiving geospatial data using a communication device, the method comprising transmitting from the communication device to a server a request for geospatial data, the request including device display information, and receiving at the communication device from the server a subset of requested geospatial data, the subset being generated based on the device display information. The device display information may include a viewport size or a screen size.06-21-2012
20110092226Method and Apparatus to Select an Optimum Site and/or Sector to Provide Geo-Location Data - A system and method selects secondary base stations to task that provide geo-location information used to geo-locate a mobile station. A network overlay location system may be co-located at base station sites of a wireless communications network. The location measurement units of the network overlay system provide location information of the mobile station, which may be determined via one or more geo-location techniques, for example: time of arrival (TOA), time difference of arrival (TDOA), uplink time difference of arrival (UTDOA), angle of arrival (AOA), signal power, radio fingerprinting etc. Selecting secondary base stations to task using various selection criteria may provide optimum results when geo-locating a mobile station.04-21-2011
20110065454SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING CENTRALIZED POSITIONING DETERMINATION FOR MULTIPLE RADIO ACCESS NETWORKS - An apparatus and method are provided for processing requests by a stand-alone serving mobile location center (SAS), shared by multiple radio access networks in a wireless network, for determining locations of mobile devices within the wireless network. A positioning request message for a mobile device is received from a radio network controller (RNC) in a radio access network (RAN) of the multiple radio access networks. An originating point code (OPC) and a cell identifier are retrieved from the positioning request message. A mobile country code (MCC) and a mobile network code (MNC) corresponding to the RAN are determined based on the retrieved OPC. A serving network node communicating with the mobile device is identified using the cell identifier and the determined MCC and MNC.03-17-2011
20120122488Method for the determination of a receiver for location information - The invention relates to a method for distinguishing between LOCATION_REPORT messages to avoid ambiguities. Therefore, a value of an information element of request type is returned by a radio network controller, depending on an intended receiver of the location information. A control node receiving the information element value analyses said value and determines the receiver depending on the result of said analysis.05-17-2012
20100093372TERMINAL-BASED SERVER FOR LOCATION TRACKING - A mobile terminal device that facilitates location services (LCS) in a cellular network. The system, as embodied in a mobile terminal device, comprises a mobile communications component that communicates wireless signals, and a location services component embodied in the mobile communication component to provide positioning information. A location request is received by the mobile terminal device and processed using the LCS server to activate trigger events. A location-tracking report is autonomously generated for each event and transmitted to the requesting client via MLP or the wireless network signaling protocol.04-15-2010
20120315923APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING LOCATION INFORMATION OF HAND-HELD DEVICE AND METHOD THEREOF - A method and apparatus for providing location information of a user terminal is provided, which makes it possible to mark the location of a user terminal using geographical information stored in a broadcast receiver.12-13-2012
20120214514LOCATION BASED WIRELESS TOWER CACHING - Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for wireless tower caching. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for wireless tower caching in a radio access network (RAN) can include receiving a response to a request from an end user device wirelessly coupled to a base station of the RAN, determining geographic positioning data for the response and identifying a most geographically wireless tower coupled to the RAN relative to the determined geographic positioning data (such as the closest wireless tower to the determined geographic positioning data). Thereafter, the response can be cached at a cache in a base station of the identified wireless tower.08-23-2012
20120135755APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING CONTENTS SERVICES - Provided are an apparatus and a method of dynamic radar for providing an immediate service according to a user's location on the basis of a location where a user is positioned and a social relationship with other users. The present invention allows a user to retrieve desired information and receive a necessary service by providing an environment to dynamically execute a location-based service to the user through a dynamic radar and allows a provider providing a service and the user to form a direct community. According to the present invention, the user can retrieve various information such as surrounding events or a digital community through a radar when the user is positioned at a predetermined location and configure an immediate service execution environment by installing the necessary service directly in a terminal.05-31-2012
20120135754Method and apparatus for terminating location process - The disclosure discloses a method for terminating a location process, which comprises: after receiving a request for terminating location for a UE, a Serving Mobile Location Center (SMLC) sends a location process terminating instruction to a network element for performing location. The disclosure further discloses an apparatus for terminating a location process, which comprises: a receiving unit configured to receive a request for terminating location for a UE; and a sending unit configured to send a location process terminating instruction to a network element for performing location after receiving the request for terminating location for the UE. The disclosure enables location measurement for UE to be terminated in advance, and avoid the loss of power resulted from the unnecessary measurement for UE.05-31-2012
20100173649LOCATION SYSTEM - A location system comprises a communication terminal for transmitting a location request specifying a target mobile terminal and a type of location information, and a location network. In response to the location request, the location network produces current location information of the target mobile terminal if the type of location information of the received request specifies current location information and transmits the current location information to the communication terminal and stores the last known location information in a memory as last known location information of the target mobile terminal. If the type of location information specifies last known location information, stored last known location information of the target mobile terminal is copied from the memory and transmitted to the communication terminal if the location request is verified by a privacy check and if the stored information is reusable.07-08-2010
20120214513MOVEMENT DETERMINATION DEVICE AND MOVEMENT DETERMINATION METHOD - A movement determination device and method that can perform movement determination of mobile communication terminals. A mobile communication terminal includes a visiting area information acquisition unit that acquires visiting area information indicating the communication area the mobile communication terminal is visiting, a storage unit that stores the visiting area information as a visiting area information history of the communication area the mobile communication terminal is visiting, a peripheral area count acquisition unit that acquires the number of communication areas located at the periphery of the mobile communication terminal, a reference range specifying unit that specifies a reference range of the visiting area information history stored by a storage in accordance with the number of the peripheral areas, and a determination unit that determines whether the mobile communication terminal is moving or not by comparing the reference range of the visiting area information history with the visiting area information.08-23-2012
20120214512Positioning Devices and Methods in Cellular Communication Systems - A method, performed in a positioning node, for performing uplink positioning comprises receiving (08-23-2012
20120252493METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OBTAINING LOCATION INFORMATION REGARDING A DEVICE IN A WIRELESS NETWORK - A method for execution by at least one entity in a wireless communication environment, comprising: receiving a request for location information pertaining to a subscriber device; obtaining contextual information regarding the request; and formulating a positioning request for transmission to the device, wherein depending on the contextual information, the positioning request is formulated to instruct the device to retrieve location information from a first or a second type of location establishment entity. Also, a method for execution by at least one entity in a wireless communication environment, the method comprising: receiving a request for location information pertaining to a device; determining that the device is equipped with both a built-in location establishment entity and a removable location establishment entity; consulting an information database to select one of the location establishment entities; instructing the device to retrieve location information from the selected location establishment entity.10-04-2012
20120252491Passive Locating of UMTS Handsets - Passive location determining of a 3G handset is provided. The method may include the following steps: sending a sequence of 3G ‘Pings’ directed at a specified handset over a 3G network; determining the specified handset user identifier and the sewing base station of the specified handset based on reoccurrences of user identifiers responsive of the ping requests, captured from the forward access channel (FACH) of each base station; decoding the FACH of the serving base station responsive to an additional ping, yielding parameters required for receiving uplink dedicated channel (UL DCH); estimating, in each location associated with a base station, a time difference between fastest possible and actual arrival of a signal over the UL DCH sent by the specified handset, wherein the estimating is synchronized to the serving base station; and calculating the location of the specified handset, based on the estimated time differences associated with the locations.10-04-2012
20120178474METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LOCATION UPDATE IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method and apparatus enhances a location update success rate in a mobile communication terminal. The method includes trying the location update, determining whether a reject cause is a major cause when the location update is rejected, retrying the location update using a current location indicator when the reject cause is the major cause, and retrying the location update using a different location indicator when the retried location update is rejected.07-12-2012
20120178473NODES AND METHODS FOR POSITIONING - The present invention relates to a method in an LCS server of a wireless communication system, for positioning of an LCS target. The method comprises obtaining (07-12-2012
20090325603LOCATION SHARING - Geographic location data is sent from a first device to a second device with a modified message to signal the presence of geographic location data associated with the message. The message can include (or attach) the geographic location data or file, or the message can include a link to a network-based resource which the second device can use to obtain the geographic location data. In some implementations, when a user of the first device views a location on a map display of the first device, a graphical user interface is presented to allow the user to select an option to share the geographic location with the second device. The second device receives geographic location data or a link from the first device which can trigger a map display on the second device showing the location of the first device and, optionally, the location of the second device.12-31-2009
20120083291Method and Apparatus for WLAN Location Services - Methods, apparatuses and systems directed to providing location services in a wireless network. According to one implementation of the present invention, the wireless network infrastructure provides high-accuracy location information via location services to wireless clients. In one embodiment, during an advertisement phase, a location server provides a list of available location services to wireless clients via a central controller. In another embodiment, during a presentation phase, a driver of the wireless client presents the available location services to one or more applications of the wireless client. In another embodiment, during a request phase, the driver transmits a location service request to the central controller, which passes the location service request to the location server.04-05-2012
20120190384MANAGEMENT OF ROADSIDE SERVICE REQUESTS - A method and apparatus to manage a service request involves the use of a smart phone's ability to communicate GPS information over the internet. A customer in need of roadside service can submit a roadside service request through a mobile web site or mobile application, and can provide location information through the smart phone's GPS receiver. Should the system not have a location for the customer, a unique URL can be created that identifies the service request and sent for the customer to access on the smart phone, which allows the web server to request the smart phone's GPS location and automatically associate it with the correct service request.07-26-2012
20110124348System and method for location determination for mobile clients - A first position (05-26-2011
20080299991METHOD FOR LOCATING A MOBILE UNIT - The present invention provides a method of locating a mobile unit. The method may include storing, at a location outside of a mobile unit, information indicative of a last known location of the mobile unit and the associated time stamp. The method may also include transmitting, from a mobile unit, information indicative of the last known location of the mobile unit. The last known location is determined using global positioning system satellite signals.12-04-2008
20120264455BASE STATION, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - A base station includes a transmission and reception section configured to receive a position registration request transmitted from a mobile station, and receive load information indicating a load of processing in each of a plurality of higher-level stations, transmitted from each of the plurality of higher-level stations which are connected to the base station, and a control section configured to select a higher-level station to be notified of the position registration request based on the load information, the position registration request being notified to the selected higher-level station by the transmission and reception section.10-18-2012
20120264454METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IDENTIFICATION OF LOCAL BEACON SYSTEMS - The present invention relates to a method (10-18-2012
20110223937METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LOCAL DISTRIBUTION OF TARGETED COMMERCIAL MESSAGING OVER AN AD-HOC MESH NETWORK - An approach is provided for local distribution of targeted commercial messaging, over an ad-hoc mesh network, based on known user interests, derived from on-line research and shopping activities of the user, and from other user communications and associations. Content information of interest to the user is determined. One or more community identifiers are determined, where the one or more community identifiers are associated with respective communities relating to the content information. A device of the user is associated with at least one of the communities relating to the content information, based at least in part on the associated community identifiers. Availability, over the ad-hoc mesh network, of at least one of the communities associated with the device is identified, based at least in part on the associated community identifiers. The device determines to access commercial content, based at least in part on the availability of the at least one of the communities associated with the device, for presentation at the device.09-15-2011
20110237278Personal location code - Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for receiving a request from a requestor to locate a user. The request identifies a personal location code (PLC) for the user. It is determined if the request is allowed based on the PLC. If the request is allowed, the current location of the user is obtained based on the location of one or more devices associated with the user. The current location of the device is then provided to the requestor.09-29-2011
20100203900HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE - PDAs can be used to provide their users with a variety of functions. One function provided by PDAs is enabling their users to contact particular users of other devices who are stored as contacts, for example by a telephone call or text message. The present invention provides a PDA in which contacts that the user of the PDA may be more likely to want to contact at any given time can be determined and displayed. Whether or not a user may be likely to want to contact a user at any given time may be based on the status of the user of the PDA, and optionally also the status of the other user's PDA. For example, if the user of the PDA is listening to a particular genre of music, then they may want to contact other contacts who a also listening to that particular genre of music. Similarly, if the user is at their place of work, then they may want to contact a specific list of contacts related to work. In this way, the user of the PDA can be provided with a list of relevant contacts.08-12-2010
20120276927Location Fidelity Adjustment Based on Mobile Subscriber Privacy Profile - The present invention utilizes location based wireless technology in a wireless network to dynamically automate the accuracy of location information provided to requesting parties based on external criteria, e.g., the time of day. The location information may be altered by removing particular parts (e.g., by removing street information, or city information), or by mathematically loosening the accuracy of the location of the particular wireless user.11-01-2012
20090005077Location-Based Services - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for location-based services. An event or device condition is detected at a device. A current geographic location of a device is determined. Location-based information based on the determined current geographic location is received. The location-based information includes information relevant to the event or device condition. The information is presented.01-01-2009
20120276925Location Fidelity Adjustment Based on Mobile Subscriber Privacy Profile - The present invention utilizes location based wireless technology in a wireless network to dynamically automate the accuracy of location information provided to requesting parties based on external criteria, e.g., the time of day. The location information may be altered by removing particular parts (e.g., by removing street information, or city information), or by mathematically loosening the accuracy of the location of the particular wireless user.11-01-2012
20120276924System and method for positioning mobile terminal, and mobile terminal - The disclosure discloses a method for positioning a mobile terminal, which comprises: a server sends a push notification to a mobile terminal; the mobile terminal performs self-positioning after receiving the push notification, to acquire geographical position information regarding the mobile terminal, and sends the geographical position information to the server; the server receives and displays the geographical position information sent by the mobile terminal. The disclosure also discloses a system for positioning a mobile terminal for implementing the method for positioning a mobile terminal and a mobile terminal. With such method and device, the server can be used to send a push notification to the mobile terminal after a user finds that the mobile terminal is lost. The mobile terminal positions geographical position information thereof and sends the geographical position information to the server to help the user retrieve the mobile terminal.11-01-2012
20120282948WIRELESS-BASED POSITIONING WITHOUT ASSOCIATION - A wireless location assist device (WLAD) comprises control logic and a wireless radio coupled to the control logic. The control logic causes the radio to perform at least one of wireless local area network (WLAN) beacon transmission and WLAN probe request receipt and response. The control logic never permits the WLAD to associate with a wireless station.11-08-2012
20120088522Detection and Selection of a Reference Signal for Network-Based Wireless Location - A serving mobile location center (SMLC) receives a position request concerning a mobile-of-interest (MOI) operating in a discontinuous transmission (DTX) mode, and in response a wireless location system (WLS) is tasked to locate the MOI. A plurality of location measurement units (LMUs) are instructed to receive and digitize radio frequency (RF) energy. At the LMUs, a signal of interest is received and cross-correlated with a known training sequence to produce a received detection metric. The detection metric is weighted to favor the MOI even in the presence of interference from other mobile devices. The SMLC selects the LMU with the best weighted detection metric as a reference site and selects two or more LMUs with lesser weighted detection metrics above a threshold as co-operating sites. The received signal of interest is demodulated and demodulated data are distributed to the co-operating sites. The co-operating sites produce a reference waveform and cross-correlate the reference waveform with stored data to produce a TDOA measurement at each co-operating site, and the TDOA measurements are used to compute MOI position information.04-12-2012
20120329482METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING LOCATION BASED SERVICES USING CONNECTIVITY GRAPHS BASED ON CELL BROADCAST INFORMATION - An approach is provided for providing location based services using connectivity graphs based on cell broadcast information. A plurality of cell broadcast message identifiers are caused to be received. Cell broadcast message identifiers are respectively associated with a plurality of cells. A connectivity graph specifying relationships among the cells is generated for providing a location based service.12-27-2012
20120289253INTELLIGENTLY PROVIDING USER-SPECIFIC TRAFFIC-RELATED INFORMATION - A method, system, and medium are provided for distributing transportation alerts to computing devices in accordance with factors, such as device-specific and location-specific factors. In embodiments of the present invention, travel alerts, including public alerts associated with certain areas, are formatted or held prior to delivery, based on safety concerns, legal requirements, device settings, or other considerations.11-15-2012
20080248813System and Methods for Obtaining Coarse Location for a Mobile Device - Various embodiments are described for obtaining coarse location for a mobile device. In one embodiment, a mobile device may comprise one or more interfaces for detecting location reference nodes in view of the mobile device and a client module to send a location query to a location database. The location query may comprise node data identifying the reference nodes in view of the mobile device. The location database may be configured to respond to the location query with positioning information for providing an estimated position of the mobile device. The positioning information may be based on correlated position data and node data received from one or more client devices having Global Positioning System (GPS) position determination capability and configured to report position data and node data for location reference nodes in view. Other embodiments are described and claimed.10-09-2008
20100167758RADIO POSITIONING SYSTEM AND COORDINATE CONFIGURING METHOD - A radio positioning system includes a plurality of base stations and a radio terminal. Each of the base stations includes a reference signal generating portion which generates a reference signal for positioning, a transmission portion which transmits the reference signal, a reception portion which receives a signal from its outside, a positioning portion which calculates a position relative to the radio terminal or base station as a signal sender based on the received signal, and a reference signal return portion which receives a reference signal transmitted from another base station and returns the reference signal to the another base station. The radio terminal includes a terminal reception portion which receives the reference signal, and a terminal transmission portion which returns the received reference signal. A reference signal transmitted by a first base station of the base stations is received and returned by the reference signal return portion in a second base station, the returned reference signal is received by the reception portion in the first base station, and the positioning portion in the first base station measures a position relative to the second base station based on the received reference signal.07-01-2010
20100167759AREA-BASED POSITIONING METHOD IN MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - A positioning method in a SUPL based position information (positioning) system, and particularly a positioning method capable of variously efficiently performing an area-based positioning (location tracking) performed by a location server or a mobile communications terminal when the location server and the mobile communications terminal respectively manage triggers generating the area-based positioning.07-01-2010
20130012232Location Services Agent - A wireless device Location Services Agent (LSA) provides location functions such as reporting locations to a Location Agent Management Module (LAMM) function in a location services gateway (LSG). The LSA provides a consistent location protocol for providing single shot, periodic triggers and area event triggers. Actual position determination is performed by the native techniques supported by the handset. Location is setup via a Location Agent Management Module (LAMM) component of a Location Services Gateway (LSG) communicating with the LSA. The LSA provides for agent upgrade; SET (handset) registration to the LAMM; Single Shot location determination and conveyance to the LAMM; Periodic Triggered location; Area Event Location; and Privacy Notification and Verification. The LSA interfaces with the LAMM component of the LSG to initialize location requests, and interfaces with external location servers for actual position determination.01-10-2013
20130012231INFORMATION ACQUISITION USING A SCALABLE WIRELESS GEOCAST PROTOCOL - Information is acquired from a geographically-distributed sensor network using a scalable wireless geocast protocol. Geographically distributed networks of unattended sensors are placed at desired locations to collect various types of information, such as, for example, environmental parameters, temperature, humidity, rainfall, heat signatures, video, audio, seismic activity, and/or wind conditions. To acquire information, a query is provided to the geographic area at which the sensors are located utilizing the geocast protocol. Delivery of the query is based on a physical location of a region in which a sensor network is located, the type of information being queried, and/or temporal conditions. Each sensor that receives a query determines if all requirements/conditions are satisfied. If so, the query is accepted and processed by the recipient sensor, and responded to accordingly. Responses to queries are provided via the geocast protocol.01-10-2013
20130012233Automatically Locating Users In Proximity To A User Of A Social Networking System - Systems and methods for automatically locating web-based social network members are provided. According to one embodiment, contact content including an associated GPS identifier and status for web-based social network members located at or near the same location automatically appears on a GPS-enabled device. A further exemplary system includes a GPS-enabled device configured to receive a GPS identifier and a status representing a location and a current state for a web-based social network member, a processing module that associates the received GPS-identifier and the received status, and a communications module that sends the associated GPS-identifier and status to a server comprising a web-based social network database. Contact content in a web-based social network database record in the web-based social network database is updated to include the associated GPS identifier and status for the web-based social network member.01-10-2013
20130017843HANDLING CROWD REQUESTS FOR LARGE GEOGRAPHIC AREAS - A system and method are provided for processing a request for crowd data for a large geographic area. In one embodiment, a central system, which includes one or more servers, operates to obtain current locations for users of mobile devices and form crowds of three or more users based on the current locations of the users. In order to provide access to crowd data for crowds for a large geographic area, the central system receives a request for crowd data from a requesting device, establishes a bounding region for the request, and identifies one or more starting points within the bounding region for the request. Crowds are identified, crowd data for the crowds is generated, and the crowd data is returned to the requesting device in an iterative manner for a series of two or more outwardly radiating, concentric geographic regions centered at the one or more starting points.01-17-2013
20110159890DETERMINING MOBILE CONTENT FOR A SOCIAL NETWORK BASED ON LOCATION AND TIME - A device, system, and method are directed towards updating location information for a social network. A request for the location information associated with a GPS coordinate is received from a client device associated with a member of the social network. In response to the request, a location name associated with another member of the social network is provided to the client device based on the GPS coordinate. Another location name may be received from the client device. The other location name may be associated with the GPS coordinate and with the member in the social network. Thus, the GPS coordinate and/or member may be associated with a plurality of location names. A location description may also be received and associated with the location name and with the member in the social network.06-30-2011
20080242316MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEASURING DISTANCE BETWEEN MOBILE PHONES - A mobile communication system includes at least one base transceiver station and a mobile switching center. The at least one base transceiver station is used for exchanging data with mobile phones. The mobile switching center is used for choosing one base transceiver station as a primary base transceiver station, and calculating positions of a first mobile phone and a second mobile phone. The position of the mobile phones include distances that the mobile phones are away from the primary base transceiver station, and an angle between the mobile phones relative to the primary base transceiver station. The mobile switching center is further used for calculating a distance between the first and second mobile phone according to the positions of the mobile phones. A related mobile communication method is also disclosed.10-02-2008
20080227469GSM Network-Based Timing Advance Positioning - Embodiments for locating mobile stations in a GSM cellular network are disclosed.09-18-2008
20080227468Location Control in a Mobile Communications Network - The present invention relates to an improved location process for determining the location of mobile stations when a GSM network is extended by other access networks, for example unlicensed radio access networks. An access network controller supporting a connection with the mobile station sends a location service entity a location request that includes information indicative of at least one positioning method supported by the network element for a particular mobile station. By providing the location service entities with information on the location methods to use, there is no need to configure the location service entities with this information in advance. Moreover, the process is flexible and can be tailored to the network element making the request and thus to the type of connection actually used by the mobile station. There is no need for the location entities to launch several location methods before retrieving sufficiently accurate information since the most suitable methods are communicated in advance.09-18-2008
20080227467Architecture for Mobile Advertising with Location - Systems and methods are provided for mobile device advertising. The system includes a mobile device, a content provider, and an advertisement provider. A plurality of location fix technologies is executed to determine a plurality of location fixes for the mobile device, and the plurality of location fixes is stored in the mobile device. A location request is received for the mobile device, the plurality of stored location fixes is retrieved from the mobile device, and the plurality of stored location fixes is sent to the content provider. The content provider receives the plurality of location fixes for the mobile device from the mobile device, forwards the plurality of location fixes to the advertisement provider, and transmits content to the mobile device. The advertisement provider selects an advertisement based on location fixes, and transmits the advertisement to the mobile device.09-18-2008
20130172011SYSTEMS, METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR BROKERING DATA BETWEEN WIRELESS DEVICES, SERVERS AND DATA RENDERING DEVICES - Provide dare methods, systems and apparatuses for data brokering between hand held wireless devices (WDs) and data rendering devices (DRDs). DRDs in the form of multimedia devices used for rendering data by printing (e.g. to a networked printer) or displaying video data (e.g., televisions, video monitors, and projectors) are provided with data for rendering at the DRD at the request of WDs. DRDs are capable of receiving data data from a network at the request of a WD and/or directly from a WD as the host and then rendering or displaying the data on devices capable of receiving and processing the data. DRD (e.g. printers and multimedia video devices) can also be controlled by the WD during display of the data and to control display of the data.07-04-2013
20130172012Method, Apparatus and System for Addressing Operating Devices for Luminaires - Method for allocating an operating address to a bus-enabled operating device for luminaires, including determining an absolute position or a relative position of the operating device by a position detection device, converting the position into an operating address, and storing the operating address for the operating device.07-04-2013
20130178232DETECTOR - A user equipment identification detector for use in a wireless telecommunication network. The user equipment is operable to communicate with network nodes provided in the wireless telecommunication network. The detector comprises a proximity sensor and an interrogation unit. The proximity sensor is operable to detect placement of the user equipment within a predetermined detection region. The interrogation unit is operable to request an indication of identity from the user equipment detected in the predetermined detection region and communicate the indication of identity to a user equipment identification unit.07-11-2013
20120252492Method of SET-to-SET Location Service in a Communication System - A method of performing a SET-to-SET location service in a communication system is disclosed. The method comprises a first SUPL enabled terminal (SET) of the communication system sending a first Secure User Plane Location (SUPL) message to a home SUPL Location Platform (H-SLP) of the communication system for starting a session to query a plurality of location information of a second SET of the communication system, the H-SLP performing a positioning procedure with the second SET according to the first SUPL message, the second SET providing the plurality of location information, and the H-SLP sending a plurality of second SUPL messages to the first SET.10-04-2012
20120252490Location Discovery - Embodiments provide methods, apparatuses, and articles of manufacture generating geographic location data and contextual location data in response to a location discovery event. The geographic location data and the contextual location data may be transmitted to a network accessible server.10-04-2012
20110269482MME Name in MAP Insert Subscriber Data Operation - Embodiments of the invention include a method, apparatus, and computer readable medium related to mobility management. The method, apparatus, and computer readable medium may include, at least, receiving, at a network node, a terminating request from a user equipment. The method, apparatus and computer readable medium may further include, in response to receiving the terminating request, performing a restore data procedure, receiving a mobility management entity (MME) name from another network element in response to the restore data procedure, and registering the MME name to the subscriber data associated with the user equipment. The method, apparatus and computer readable medium may then include sending a paging request to the MME indicated by the MME name received from the other network element.11-03-2011
20130095855Method, System, and Computer Program Product for Obtaining Images to Enhance Imagery Coverage - Systems, methods, computer programs, and user interfaces are provided to identify a number of target geographic elements failing to satisfy an image threshold based on spatial data, generate a number of image requests, each of the image requests being associated with a target geographic element of the target geographic elements failing to satisfy the image threshold, transmit an image request of the plurality of image requests to a mobile user device, the image request including a geographic location of the target geographic element, receive an image of the target geographic element from the mobile user device, and store the image in an image repository so that an imagery coverage includes the image of the target geographic element.04-18-2013
20130115973PRE-SCALING OF A-GPS POSITIONING ACCURACY DATA - A method in conjunction with positioning of a mobile terminal in a cellular telecommunication system is disclosed. According to the method, an end user's requested positioning accuracy for the positioning of the mobile terminal is determined (05-09-2013
20130115972Method for Managing a Geo-Targeted Campaign - An embodiment is directed to a method for managing a geo-targeted campaign. A user defines a campaign by specifying devices eligible to receive the material associated with the campaign, landmarks defining points of interest and areas associated with the campaign, and triggers that enable the material to be delivered to devices based on a set of conditions. In an embodiment, a console provides controls for defining devices, landmarks, and events. The console includes a wizard for creating events and a visualization layer that allows a user to visualize devices and landmarks on a map.05-09-2013
20130102328METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING LOCATION STAMPS - An approach for generating location stamps in response to a request from a device is presented. A location stamping platform receives a request from a device for one or more location stamps. The location stamping platform then processes and/or facilitates a processing of a hierarchy of one or more policies to determine one or more candidate location stamps in response to the request.04-25-2013
20130143599PEER-TO-PEER LOCATION SERVICE - Techniques are described for obtaining high-resolution physical locations for a wireless device by leveraging the high-resolution physical location capabilities of wireless peers of the wireless device to provide a peer-to-peer location service and facilitate location targeting. Wireless devices provide location updates to a computing cloud, which stores records associating wireless device identifiers with received location information for the corresponding wireless devices. A wireless device issues a peer discovery request to dynamically identify nearby wireless peers in its network. The wireless device then sends wireless device identifiers for the nearby wireless peers in a location request to the computing cloud, which estimates a location for the wireless device using the previously recorded location information for the nearby wireless peers. The computing cloud returns the estimated location to the requesting wireless device.06-06-2013
20130143598UMTS PROXIMITY DETECTION WITH UPLINK AND DOWNLINK SIGNALS - A method and system for determining the location of a mobile device in a communications network or the proximity of the device to a node in the network. A location request may be received for a mobile device served by a base station in the network. A set of nodes associated with the serving base station may then be tasked and downlink data collected at a first node, the downlink data from a downlink signal received from the serving base station. Downlink frame timing may then be determined as a function of the collected downlink data and uplink data collected at a second node as a function of the determined downlink frame timing. A geographic location for the device or proximity thereof to a node may be determined as a function of the collected uplink data.06-06-2013
20080200186DETERMINING GEOGRAPHICAL POSITION IN IPV6 NETWORKS - A computer-readable medium, device and system for responding to a request for a geographically-based service are provided. A request for a geographically-based service is received. The received request indicates that a geographical position of a target node and a radius associated with a maximum distance from the geographical position is requested. A requesting service message is formatted that is associated with a higher-layer protocol and includes an indicator indicating that the geographical position of the target node and the radius is requested. The requesting service message is merged in a first header of a requesting datagram which is sent to the target node. A reply datagram is received from the target node and a reply position message component is extracted from the received reply datagram. A reply position message component is extracted from a second header of the received reply datagram. The first geographical position of the target node and the radius from the extracted reply position message component is determined. A response to the received request is provided based on the determined radius and the determined geographical position.08-21-2008
20080200185System and Method for Location Transparency - A service that augments a key element of Unified Messaging and Unified Communications initiatives—i.e., Mobile Subscriber Location Awareness—to enhance substantially the value, usefulness, etc. of the presence awareness, place shifting, etc. components of such initiatives. The service may optionally leverage the capabilities of a centrally-located, full-featured Messaging Inter-Carrier Vendor.08-21-2008
20130150085TWO STAGE MOBILE DEVICE GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION DETERMINATION - A system and method for mitigating the delay associated with using GPS technologies to determine the location of a mobile device. The system utilizes a two-stage location determination process. During the first stage, an estimated position of the mobile device is immediately provided based on the most accurate stored location information that is available to the system. If greater accuracy is still required, during the second stage a more accurate position of the mobile device is provided using GPS-based technologies.06-13-2013
20120276926Location Fidelity Adjustment Based on Mobile Subscriber Privacy Profile - Location based wireless technology dynamically adjusts the accuracy of location information provided to a requesting party based on an aggregation of a plurality of location modifiers, each adjusting the accuracy of the current location from a more accurate version to a less accurate version having reduced accuracy.11-01-2012
20130150084FEMTOCELL NETWORK FOR DETERMINING LOCATION OF A MOBILE DEVICE - A technique is provided for determining a location of a mobile device configured to a femtocell network. The technique includes a cluster of femtocell devices. Each of the femtocell devices is coupled to a macro network. The technique includes determining a position of mobile device coupled to a femtocell by transferring a request query to a switching device. The femtocell has been registered with the switching device.06-13-2013
20130184009PROVIDING HOTSPOTS TO USER DEVICES WITHIN SERVER-CONTROLLED ZONES - A user installs a hotspot alert application on their mobile device. The application employs the location technology of the user device to transmit the location of the device, and thus the location of the user. The location can be transmitted to a server located in a hotspot tracking system. By establishing the location of the user, the server may search for hotspots on a database stored on the system. The server establishes the dimensions of a hotspot zone around the user's location and transmits the hotspots and the zone dimensions to the application on the user device. The application monitors the location of the user device and deliver's configured alerts to the user when approaching a hotspot. When the device leaves a zone or remains idle for a configured amount of time, the device requests and receives an updated zone of hotspots.07-18-2013
20130184010TRANSMITTING LOCATION INFORMATION FROM A COMPUTING DEVICE - A wireless communication module on a portable communication device transmits location information about the device via text messaging in response to receiving a text message request for location information. In various embodiments, the wireless communication module transmits location information when a computing platform on the portable communication device is in a non-operative state.07-18-2013
20100317369ELECTRONIC ENTITY AND MICROCIRCUIT CARD FOR ELECTRONIC ENTITY - An electronic entity and a microcircuit card (12-16-2010
20120282949METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INQUIRING POSITION INFORMATION OF MOBILE TERMINAL - The invention relates to the technical field of mobile terminal technology and discloses a method and system for inquiring position information of a mobile terminal. The mobile terminal receives a position inquiry request input s by a user, creates a first short message according to the position inquiry request, and sends the first short message and an ID of the mobile terminal to a server, where the message header of the first short message has a corresponding code that is used for identifying the position inquiry request. The server interprets the first short message to obtain the position inquiry request, obtains the position information of the mobile terminal according to the ID of the mobile terminal, creates a second short message according to the obtained position information, and returns the second short message to the mobile terminal, where the second short message contains the position information in a system-defined format.11-08-2012
20130157691SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREATING AND MANAGING A PERSONALIZED WEB INTERFACE FOR MONITORING LOCATION INFORMATION ON INDIVIDUALS AND OBJECTS USING TRACKING DEVICES - A personalized format webpage is generated to monitor location information. A graphical mapping module is disclosed to provide mapping tiles from multiple mapping service providers in response to user request for location information of a tracking device associated with an object or an individual. A wizard menu enables the user to reorient an initial request for mapping tiles in a different layout or view format without requiring additional access to a mapping service provider website. Alert messages associated with the tracking device are generated in accordance with selected alert zones. Dashboard management tools may be included or associated with a software file readily accessible and functionally equipped to interpret user requests for mapping reorientation and zoom capabilities.06-20-2013
20110287784METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MOBILE STATION LOCATION - A system and method for locating mobile stations in a wireless communication system such as a cellular system based on at least one received wireless signal and a database of geographical information.11-24-2011
20110312345METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ACQUIRING POSITION OF TERMINAL - A method and system for acquiring a position of a terminal are provided. A position of a terminal incapable of measuring or transmitting its position may be determined by receiving position information of neighboring terminals located close to the terminal.12-22-2011
20130190013LOCATION-BASED CALL CENTER FILTERING - A device may receive a request for a service call and location information associated with a user device, and may determine an address of a customer, associated with the user device, based on the location information. The device may determine customer information based on the address, and may filter a list of call centers, for the service call, based on the customer information and the address. The device may generate trouble ticket information for the service call, and may provide the customer information and the trouble ticket information to call centers provided in the filtered list of call centers.07-25-2013
20120058782METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING AND USING LOCATION INFORMATION - A method and apparatus for generating and using location information is provided to a user of a mobile device. The method involves obtaining and processing a location history of the mobile device to determine locations of significance; automatically generating potential location identifiers associated with the locations of significance; and prompting, at a determined appropriate time, for user input for refining the set of one or more potential location identifiers into a customized location identifier.03-08-2012
20130203439METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING LOCATION BASED ASSISTANCE VIA A MOBILE DEVICE - A method and system for providing location based assistance. The method and system including hosting a database of information regarding a customer, hosting a database of information regarding sale associate availability, and receiving a customer assistance request. The system determines the location of the customer and determines the availability of at least one sale associate within a predetermined location threshold of the location of the customer to service the customer assistance request. The customer assistance request is then routed to the at least one sale associate within the predetermined location threshold of the location of the customer for assistance.08-08-2013
20130203440SELECTIVELY PERFORMING A POSITIONING PROCEDURE AT AN ACCESS TERMINAL BASED ON A BEHAVIOR MODEL - In an embodiment, an access terminal (AT) measures and reports location information when positioned at a user-defined place associated with a geofence to a server, and the server updates a place fingerprint configured to identify the user-defined place based on the reported location information. In another embodiment, the AT or the server obtains location information associated with a set of user-defined places that are identifiable by a set of place fingerprints, determines whether a location event has occurred and updates a behavior model for the access terminal based on the determination. In another embodiment, the AT receives a request for its location and evaluates a set of factors (e.g., the behavior model, etc.) to determine whether to acquire the AT's location with a high power-consumption positioning procedure (e.g., GPS).08-08-2013
20130203441RADIO COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE, UNIVERSAL INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CARD AND RELATED METHOD AND COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE - The present invention provides for a UICC interface and related interfacing method, for use in a mobile radio communications device and including an element enabling the UICC to provide an indication that at least one service requiring location data is present in the UICC, an element for UICC to receive notification that a source of location data is available, an element for allowing the UICC to initiate transfer of location data thereto, an element for the actual transfer of the location data to the UICC, and an element enabling the UICC to terminate the transfer of the location data, and wherein the location data can be provided from a GPS module or remotely in a contact-less manner.08-08-2013
20090036143METHODS OF MAINTAINING CONNECTION WITH, AND DETERMINING THE DIRECTION OF, A MOBILE DEVICE - A method of determining the direction of a mobile communication device, the method comprising receiving an encoded locator signal from the device over a wireless link; decoding the locator signal to generate a decoded output; and measuring the direction of arrival of the locator signal by analyzing the decoded output.02-05-2009
20120094696SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRACKING LOCATION OF MOBILE TERMINAL USING TV - The present invention relates to a system and a method for tracking a location of a mobile terminal, and more particularly, to a system and a method for tracking a location of a mobile terminal using a TV connected to the Internet. The system for tracking a location of a mobile terminal according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes: a TV connected to the Internet; and at least one mobile terminal acquiring its own location information, wherein the mobile terminal transmits its own location information to the TV in a peer-to-peer communication scheme, and the TV receives the location information to display the received location information on a screen.04-19-2012
20120094695SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SENDING LOCAL INFORMATION FROM A WIRELESS BROWSER TO A WEB SERVER - A system and method for using a wireless browser to send local information from a wireless handset to a Web server. A service request received from a handset user includes the type of local information needed to carry out the request as well as the URL address of the server. The handset confirms that the input is not a telephone number to be dialed. If the input is a telephone number, the browser is terminated and the number is dialed. Otherwise, the browser acquires the local information needed to carry out the request from the handset. The local information is appended to the URL address, which is extracted from the user input, and the browser is instructed to navigate to the URL address to provide the local information to the server.04-19-2012
20120094694LOCATION-BASED ACTION TRIGGERING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A target receiver may receive a location-related specification and a time period-related specification, the time period-related specification specifying time period in which to check for the location-related specification. A location monitor may determine current location-related information. A time period monitor may determine current time-related information. An analyzer may determine whether a pair of the location-related specification and the time-period related specification is satisfied by the current-location information and the current time-related information, The analyzer may further provide notification as to whether the pair of the location-related specification and the time-period related specification is satisfied by the current-location information and the current time-related information.04-19-2012
20130210459MOBILE TERMINAL, SYSTEM AND METHOD - One aspect of the present invention relates to a mobile terminal having an autonomous navigation function including a map application unit configured to perform map matching of a current position of the mobile terminal onto a route from a departure point to a destination point of a user of the mobile terminal in map information, a measurement unit configured to detect movement of the mobile terminal and provide sensor information indicative of the movement of the user, a position calculation unit configured to calculate a movement amount of the mobile terminal from a reference position based on the sensor information and calculate a current position of the mobile terminal based on the calculated movement amount and the reference position, and a reroute detection unit configured to compare a first distance between the calculated current position of the mobile terminal and the reference position with a second distance between the map-matched current position of the mobile terminal and the reference position, wherein if the first distance is sufficiently greater than the second distance, the reroute detection unit requests the map application unit to search for a route again.08-15-2013

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