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20090312039GEO LOCATION POLLING AND REPORTING FOR MOBILES IN IDLE MODE - Systems and methods are described that facilitate obtaining geolocation information describing the geographical location of a mobile device while the device is in idle mode, without requiring the device to awaken and connect to an access network. A request for geolocation information is transmitted to the mobile over a control channel, and a geolocation report including geographical coordinates (latitude, longitude, altitude, etc.) is received from the mobile over an access channel. In this manner, the no user action, or user knowledge of the geolocation report, is required to obtain the report.12-17-2009
20120178477CONTINUOUS DATA OPTIMIZATION OF NEW ACCESS POINTS IN POSITIONING SYSTEMS - Methods and systems of continuously optimizing data in WiFi positioning systems. A location-based services system uses WiFi-enabled devices to monitor WiFi access points in a target area to indicate whether a WiFi access point is newly-observed. A WiFi-enabled device communicates with WiFi access points within range of the WiFi-enabled device so that observed WiFi access points identify themselves. A reference database is accessed to obtain information specifying a recorded location for each observed WiFi access point in the target area. Observed WiFi access points for which the reference database has no information specifying a corresponding recorded location are identified. The recorded location information for each of the observed WiFi access points is used to calculate the position of the WiFi-enabled device. The reference database is informed of the WiFi access points (for which there was no information in the database) and is provided the calculated position in conjunction therewith.07-12-2012
20130084892Methods and Arrangements for Proximity Detection - A method in a network node for enabling proximity detection is presented. The network node is comprised in a wireless communications network and serves a wireless device. According to the method, the network node obtains a fingerprint of a CSG cell, or of an inter-frequency cell. The network node then transmits the fingerprint to the wireless device, thereby enabling the wireless device to determine when it is in the proximity of the cell.04-04-2013
20130035119MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile communication system is disclosed. An area information management server sends area information indicating a communicable peripheral area of a location where a mobile terminal exists, and out-of-service information indicating outside of an accessible region, to the mobile terminal. In the mobile terminal, a generating part generates a moving route and moving projection information. A planning part makes a plan for communication execution indicating a communication term in which the mobile terminal communicates with a base station and an interruption term in which the mobile terminal is outside of the accessible region, based on the moving projection information, and the area information and the out-of-service information. A suspension indicating part indicates suspending or restarting the communication of the mobile terminal and a communication partner before and after the interruption term indicated by the plan. A communication part communicates with the base station in accordance with the plan.02-07-2013
20130035118MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND A COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM - A mobile wireless communication device that wirelessly communicates with a base station that provides wireless communication service includes a location information storage unit configured to store a location information, a content storage unit configured to store the content, a history storage unit configured to store history information, a determination unit configured to determine a possibility of transition from a current base station to in an outside zone of the wireless communication service, and an updating unit configured to acquire a content from the location information storage unit by using wireless communication service that is provided by the current base station, so as to update content of the content storage unit, when the determination unit determines that there is a possibility of transition to the state that the mobile wireless communication device is in the outside zone of the wireless communication service.02-07-2013
20130079039METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REFINING ACCURACY OF LOCATION POSITIONING - To accurately determine the location of mobile device a multi-phase procedure incorporating mapping and location determination phases is suggested, wherein covered area estimation comprises (i) estimation of base station location, (ii) estimation of transmission range, (iii) estimation of signal map and/or (iv) estimation of area type. The actual location of the mobile device (03-28-2013
20090156235WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE WITH IMPROVED ANTENNA ADAPTIVITY - The invention discloses a wireless telecommunications device intended to communicate with an access point, such as a base station, in a wireless telecommunications system. The device comprises at least a first radio chain and at least a first and a second antenna, which antennas each have a certain radiation pattern, and which are used for receiving and transmitting information to and from the base station. The device includes a motion sensor for giving information on the spatial orientation of the device, and the device additionally includes means for utilizing said orientation information in order to control the total radiation pattern in the device's communication with the base station by controlling the phase and/or amplitude of signals associated with said first and second antennas.06-18-2009
20130184012Radio model updating - The subject matter disclosed herein relates to systems, methods, apparatuses, devices, articles, and means for updating radio models. For certain example implementations, a method for one or more server devices may comprise receiving at one or more communication interfaces at least one measurement that corresponds to a position of a first mobile device within an indoor environment. At least one radio model that is stored in one or more memories may be updated based, at least in part, on the at least one measurement to produce at least one updated radio model. The at least one radio model and the at least one updated radio model may correspond to the indoor environment. The at least one updated radio model may be transmitted to enable a second mobile device to use the at least one updated radio model for positioning within the indoor environment. Other example implementations are described herein.07-18-2013
20090124267METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR LOCATING A LOST AND/OR STOLEN PHONE BASED ON SUPL NETWORK INITIATED, TRIGGERED BY REVERSE-BILLED SMS - A user and/or owner of a mobile terminal may access a password protected application that is enabled to determine a location of the mobile terminal. In this regard, the mobile terminal may receive a reverse billed SMS message from a communication device hosting a web server application. The reverse billed SMS message comprising a request for mobile terminal location may be authenticated by the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal may be billed for the SMS message. A response from the mobile terminal may comprise its location. A navigation satellite system receiver such as GPS and/or GLONASS and/or an assisted navigation satellite system receiver may be utilized to determine the mobile terminal location. In addition, cell ID, location ID and/or network mobile report (NMR) information may be utilized to determine the mobile terminal location.05-14-2009
20130045759Method and System for Providing Enhanced Location Based Information for Wireless Handsets - Methods, devices and systems for generating enhanced location information on or about a mobile device may include hybrid lateration and/or trilateration solutions in which the mobile device performs location determination calculations with or without the aid or support of network components or global positioning systems (GPS). Mobile devices may automatically form groups based on proximity and/or may be grouped together via a network server. Mobile devices in a group may share computed location information and/or information collected from internal sensors with other grouped mobile devices. Information shared between grouped mobile devices may be used to enhance the location information computed on each mobile device. For example, each mobile device may supplement and/or augment previously computed location information based on the received location information and/or relative positions of other mobile devices in the same group. Each mobile device may also utilize local sensors to further enhance their location information.02-21-2013
20130045760Geo-Fence Entry and Exit Notification System - A method is provided for determining when a mobile communications device has crossed a geo-fence. The method comprises (a) providing a mobile communications device (02-21-2013
20130059609Mobile Device Battery Management - In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products. Data representing a plurality of power management profiles for a battery-operated wireless computing device are stored on the device. The power management profiles correspond to different power consumption levels. Each power management profile defines a feature for determining a geographic location of the device from among a plurality of features that are available for determining the geographic location of the device, and a frequency for employing the feature to determine the geographic location of the device. A first battery level of the device is determined. If the determined battery level is lower than a first predetermined amount, the device switches from a first power management profile having a first consumption level to a second power management profile having a second consumption level that is lower than the first consumption level.03-07-2013
20130059610Methods and Apparatus for Supporting Inter-Frequency Measurements - The invention relates to methods and devices for supporting configuration of a measurement gap pattern for a user equipment (03-07-2013
20080299995Location Estimation of Wireless Terminals Through Pattern Matching of Signal-Strength Differentials - A method of estimating the location of a wireless terminal is disclosed that is ideally suited for use with legacy systems. The illustrative embodiment of the present invention is based on the observation that the signal strength of a signal from a transmitter is different at some locations, and, therefore, the location of a wireless terminal can be estimated by comparing the signal strength it currently observes against a map or database that correlates locations to signal strengths. For example, if a particular radio station is known to be received well at a first location and poorly at a second location, and a given wireless terminal at an unknown location is receiving the radio station poorly, it is more likely that the wireless terminal is at the second location than it is at the first location.12-04-2008
20130065615LOCATION MEASURING METHOD AND APPARATUS USING ACCESS POINT FOR WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK SERVICE - A method and apparatus for measuring a location of a communication terminal using an access point for a wireless local area network service is provided. The method includes storing access point information collected at each location, extracting information of nearby access points collected together at a location, where information of a reference access point is collected, from the access point information, calculating a barycentric coordinate using location coordinates of the extracted nearby access points, and determining the calculated barycentric coordinate as a final location of the communication terminal.03-14-2013
20130165158Computational Systems and Methods for Locating a Mobile Device - Systems and methods are described relating to determining a specified time period of non-movement in a mobile device and presenting an indication of location of the mobile device at least partially based on the specified time period of non-movement. Additionally, systems and methods are described relating to means for determining a specified time period of non-movement in a mobile device and means for presenting an indication of location of the mobile device at least partially based on the specified time period of non-movement.06-27-2013
20090233628DEVICE AND METHOD IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - The invention is directed towards a method in a first wireless communication device, for retrieving information data. The information data is retrieved from a remote data base accessible to a second communication device. The first wireless communication device and the second communication device are adapted to communicate with each other. The communication is made in a communication network. The method comprises the step of sending a request for retrieving information data. The request is sent to the second communication device. Also, the method comprises the step of receiving the requested information data from the second communication device.09-17-2009
20090233627APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING POSITION INFORMATION - An apparatus and a method process position information. A mobile phone sends a first position signal for itself through an RF module and receives a second position signal for other party through the RF module. Therefore, the positions of users using the mobile phones can be simultaneously shown on display of the mobile phone. Moreover, a GPS destination point can be set with reference to the second position signal for other party, and an optimal path can be dynamically programmed according to the GPS destination point. The position signal can be sent through a composite voice signal after it is combined with a voice signal; or the position signal can be sent through short message service (SMS).09-17-2009
20090233626PROXY SERVER AND METHOD THEREOF FOR FORWARDING LOCATION REQUESTS TO A POSITION DETERMINING ENTITY - A proxy server in a wireless communication network and method thereof that receives data from a mobile station, processes the data in conjunction with information contained within proxy server databases, and forwards the data to a Position Determining Entity (PDE). The proxy server may include subscriber and network information databases. The subscriber database may include information regarding characteristics of the mobile station. This subscriber database information may be used by the proxy server to determine whether to forward or modify the data to the PDE. The network information database may include information regarding characteristics of the wireless communication network. The information from the network information database may be used by the proxy server to determine a route to forward the data to the PDE. A billing information database may also be included that prepares billing information based on predetermined characteristics of a roaming environment of the mobile station.09-17-2009
20120238298SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING POSITIONS - Systems and methods for detecting positions are provided. First, a reference point is recorded by a first mobile device. Then, a movement, an acceleration, and an orientation of the first mobile device are detected by at least one sensor. Then, after a predetermined time interval, a relative displacement between the reference point and the first mobile device is calculated according to the predetermined time interval, and the data detected by the at least one sensor, and the relative displacement to the first mobile device is transmitted to a second mobile device.09-20-2012
20120270571ANNOTATING ELECTRONIC DATA WITH GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS - Embodiments of the present invention provide an approach for annotating electronic data with geographic locations. Specifically, a first geographic location of a device (e.g., a camera, a cellular/smart phone, etc.) can be determined using technology such as GPS technology, a wireless Internet signal, and/or a cellular signal. Then, a motion detector associated with the device (e.g., integrated with the device, carried by a user of the device, etc.) will determine a positional difference of the device from the first geographic location (e.g., by detecting a series of movements of the device from the first geographic location). Based on the first geographic location and the positional difference, a second geographic location will be determined/computed. Thereafter, a set of electronic data available to the device (e.g., on the device's internal memory, on a removable memory card inserted into the device, etc.) can be annotated/tagged with the second geographic location. In one embodiment, the second geographic location may only be annotated to the electronic data that was captured/received at the second geographic location.10-25-2012
20110300882MOTION ADAPTIVE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE AND INTEGRATED CIRCUITS FOR USE THEREWITH - A circuit includes a package substrate that supports an on-chip gyrating circuit that generates a motion parameter based on motion of the circuit. The package substrate further supports a die that supports a processing module that processes the motion parameter to produce motion data, wherein the processing module further generates a receive control signal and a transmit control signal in accordance with the motion data. The die further supports a wireless local area network transceiver that generates an outbound RF signal that includes outbound data and that generates voice inbound data from an inbound RF signal, wherein the wireless local area network transceiver is further operable to adjust a receive parameter based on the receive control signal and to adjust a transmit parameter in response to the transmit control signal.12-08-2011
20100099436USING ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE DATA AS EVENT TRIGGERS FOR LAWFUL LOCATION TRACKING - A system and method to automatically provide a location estimate of a mobile station in communication with a mobile wireless network to an appropriate law enforcement agency in response to detecting an electronic surveillance event within a mobile wireless network. A surveillance location server extracts pertinent information from a surveillance event message and sends a request for a location estimate to network components that generate and return the location estimate. The surveillance location server forwards to the location estimate to an appropriate law enforcement agency.04-22-2010
20090098889Wireless device location alerts on battery notification events - As part of a handset finder service, a customer will download and install a small application, e.g., handset finder application, onto their wireless device. The first time this handset finder application runs, it registers to receive battery notification events from the device (or if not available, another type of wake-up event, like a timer or SMS wake-up). These events wake-up the application, which will determine whether a “low power” threshold has been reached. When this occurs, the application initiates a location query. The application will submit a determined location to a handset finder server.04-16-2009
20090149201Apparatus and method for providing position information of wireless terminal - An apparatus and method for providing position information of a wireless terminal are provided. The apparatus map-matches a position estimated using a wireless signal received from a satellite or a base station to output the map-matched result when a reception state of the wireless signal is good, and map-matches a position detected by dead reckoning to output the map-matched result when the reception state of the wireless signal is not good, thereby enabling a user to correctly detect the position of the wireless terminal regardless of the reception state of the wireless signal received from the satellite or the base station.06-11-2009
20090149202SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINATION OF POSITION - A system and method of determining and reporting on the position of a wireless device relative to a group of other wireless devices dispersed within a specified geographic area. The system includes at least one Query Unit, three or more Responding Units disposed at determinable locations within the specified geographic area, and one or more Mobile Units, which may correspond to additional Responding Units or units that function only as receivers. The Query Unit sequentially queries the Responding Units, and, responsive to the respective query messages, the Responding Units transmit corresponding response messages. One or more of the Mobile Units receive the query and response messages, and generate, for each query-response message pair, a set of time-difference-of-arrival (TDOA) measurements, which are used by the Mobile Units to determine their positions relative to the Responding Units. The Mobile Units record the times-of-arrival (TOAs) of the query message and the response messages at their respective receivers, and calculate the TDOAs based on the recorded TOAs. The TDOAs are then analyzed to determine the time differences due to the differences in lengths of the respective message propagation paths. The position of each Mobile Unit can then be computed using computation techniques typically employed in Long Range Navigation (LORAN) receivers, or any other suitable computation technique.06-11-2009
20080268874Cellular phone with special GPS functions - Mobile cellular phone with integrated positioning system and archiving in this way advanced functions based on its location and navigation capabilities. Based on its location and internal consumption statistics can notify the user if the expected battery-level won't be enough for the next period of time outside such location. Based on its location can automatically send predefined or programmed messages (SMS) to defined users. In its internal call log register keeps also the location where the call has been received or done, and can display this back to the user on request. Can encode navigation instructions to the user when walking through mechanic vibration signals.10-30-2008
20080268875LOCATOR SYSTEM - A locator system is disclosed. An e911-enabled wireless network including a switching center is configured receive a request to generate location information regarding a remote mobile station, and send said location information to a subscriber only after obtaining consent from the remote mobile station.10-30-2008
20080268873Cooperative localization for wireless networks - A system and corresponding method using a cooperative localization technique for self identifying a location of a wireless device in a wireless network is presented. The system may estimate an arbitrary signal metric as a function of a signal received by the wireless device from the at least one other wireless device in the wireless network. The system may also convert at least one belief representing a distribution of at least one possible location of the at least one other wireless device to generate at least one converted belief. The system may further determine a self-belief as a function of the at least one converted belief and identify a self location, as a function of the self-belief, within the wireless network.10-30-2008
20080268872Wireless communications device and integrated circuits with global positioning and method for use therewith - A circuit includes a global positioning system (GPS) receiver that receives a GPS signal and that generates GPS position data based on the GPS signal. A wireless telephone transceiver section coupled to generate an outbound RF signal from an outbound symbol stream, and to convert an inbound RF signal into an inbound symbol stream. A processing module is coupled to convert outbound data into the outbound symbol stream, convert the inbound symbol stream into inbound data, to weight the GPS position data with a first weighting factor when the wireless telephone transceiver section is generating the outbound RF signal to produce first weighted GPS position data and weight the GPS position data with a second weighting factor with a second weighting factor when the wireless telephone transceiver section is not generating the outbound RE signal to produce second weighted GPS position data, and to generate position information based on at least one of the first and second weighted GPS position data.10-30-2008
20120108272POSITION DETECTING SYSTEM AND POSITION DETECTING PROGRAM - A plurality of positional information transmitters 05-03-2012
20120108271APPARATUS AND METHOD USING RADIO SIGNALS - A method of using radio signals transmitted for reception by mobile user equipment that includes receiving, with mobile user equipment (UE), radio signals having at least one format; monitoring, with the mobile user equipment, at least one property of the received radio signals; identifying a pattern in said monitored property or properties; and in response to identifying said pattern, triggering at least one action according to the identified pattern, and/or providing the UE with an indication of a location of the UE based at least part of the identified pattern.05-03-2012
20090143081Information distribution system, information distribution server, mobile terminal, and information distribution method - There is provided an information distribution system capable of distributing a content to a mobile terminal in a predetermined area, distributing content guide information to the mobile terminal, and distributing the content selected by the mobile terminal, within the area. The information distribution system includes an information distribution server, a mobile terminal, and a content DB. The content DB contains content information to be provided to the mobile terminal and information on the area to which the content is provided. The information distribution server distributes the content guide information to the mobile terminal. According to this content guide information, the mobile terminal performs a content distribution request. The information distribution server judges the position of the mobile terminal according to position judgment means. When the mobile terminal is in the distribution area of the content requested, the content is downloaded.06-04-2009
20090143080Method, Subscriber Identity Module and System for Providing Mobile Communication Terminal Location Data - The invention relates to a method for providing mobile communication terminal location data. In the method, radio signal is received from a beacon in a wireless local area network. Next, beacon identification data that identifies the beacon is derived, based on the received radio signal. The identification data is transmitted to a server. Beacon location data is then provided by and received from the server. Mobile communication terminal location data, particularly presence data that indicates that the mobile communication terminal is in the vicinity of the beacon, is derived from the beacon location data. Upon such detected presence, an additional application process is advantageously executed. The method is executed by a processing device in a subscriber identity module that is included in the mobile communication terminal, thus achieving hidden operation and portability. The invention also relates to a subscriber identity module and a system operating in accordance with the method.06-04-2009
20120295641WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND LOCATION DETERMINATION METHOD - A detection unit detects an error of second location information by designating first location information periodically or aperiodically acquired on the basis of information from an artificial satellite, designating the second location information periodically or aperiodically acquired on the basis of information from a base station serving as a connection target, and comparing the second location information to the first or second location information acquired at a timing before an acquisition time of the second location information on a time axis. A determination unit determines a current location based on the first or second location information, and determines the current location based on other location information specified by a base station related to the second location information when the first location information has not been acquired at a timing of the determination and the error of the second location information acquired at the timing of the determination has been detected.11-22-2012
20120295642POSITIONING TIME INTERVAL CONTROL DEVICE AND POSITIONING TIME INTERVAL CONTROL METHOD - A positioning time interval control device for controlling a time interval for measuring a position includes an obtaining unit configured to obtain a movement state and a movement speed of a mobile terminal, and a positioning time interval setting unit configured to set the time interval for measuring the position of the mobile terminal and a time interval for outputting position information derived from the measurement based on the movement state and the movement speed of the mobile terminal obtained by the obtaining unit. The positioning time interval setting unit changes the time intervals when the movement state and/or the movement speed of the mobile terminal is changed. At the time interval set by the positioning time interval setting unit, the mobile terminal obtains the position information of the mobile terminal and outputs the position information.11-22-2012
20090280838Device and Method for Adding Location Data to Images - Described are a device and a method for adding location data to images. The method may include the following steps: capturing image data with a mobile device; creating an image file based on the image data; determining location data of the mobile device based on a location of the mobile device; and adding the location data to the image file.11-12-2009
20090286556APPARATUS, METHOD, AND PROGRAM FOR OUTPUTTING PRESENT POSITION - An apparatus, method and program for outputting a present position that enables a user to be located with further accuracy even in a multi-level area. A control unit periodically sends a reference atmospheric pressure information obtaining request to a base station and obtains reference atmospheric pressure information including the atmospheric pressure and altitude of the base station from the base station and stores the obtained information in a data storage. The control unit uses the measurement value of atmospheric pressure obtained from a pressure sensor and an altitude calculation equation including the reference atmospheric pressure information to periodically calculate and record in the data storage the altitude of the present position. When an emergency button is pushed, the control unit issues to an emergency contact an emergency notification including the present altitude or the altitude recorded in the data storage.11-19-2009
20080274753POSITION LOCATION FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - The subject matter disclosed herein relates to position location in a wireless communication system, and may more particularly relate to position location for a mobile station.11-06-2008
20100248748RADIO 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 means enabling the UICC to provide an indication that at least one service requiring location data is present in the UICC, means for UICC to receive notification that a source of location data is available, means for allowing the UICC to initiate transfer of location data thereto, means for the actual transfer of the location data to the UICC, and means 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.09-30-2010
20080311931LOCATION SUPPORT IN WIRELESS NETWORKS - Various embodiments of the invention determine and/or enhance the location of a wireless mobile station in a WiMAX network, and provide that location to a requesting device. Some embodiments produce more that one determination of the location, using different sources for the information, and combine the different determinations to produce an enhanced version of the location.12-18-2008
20100137005METHOD FOR POSITIONING PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A method for positioning a portable communication device is provided. First, the signal intensities of a plurality of base stations near the portable communication device receiving radio waves from the base stations are detected, and coordinates of the base stations are found in order to calculate a position coordinate of the portable communication device through the coordinates and the signal intensities of the base stations. Then, the values of a plurality of environmental features between at least one of the base stations and the portable communication device are obtained from a geographic information system (GIS) according to at least one coordinate of the base stations and the position coordinate of the portable communication device. After that, the signal intensities of the base stations are modified by substituting the values of the environmental features into a path loss model. Finally, the position coordinate of the portable communication device is recalculated according to the modified signal intensities of the base stations thereby enhancing the positioning accuracy substantially.06-03-2010
20090088184MOVING BODY COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, MOVING BODY TERMINAL, INFORMATION PROVIDING APPARATUS, AND INFORMATION TRANSMISSION METHOD - A moving body terminal is basically provided with a position information acquiring section, a receiving section and a control section. The position information acquiring section is configured to acquire position information indicating a current position of the moving body terminal. The receiving section is configured to receive from an information providing apparatus simple map information which includes information transmission determining information indicating an information transmission unnecessary region of the simple map information where the position information of the moving body terminal is not required to be transmitted from the moving body terminal to the information providing apparatus. The control section is configured to prohibit a transmission of the position information to the information providing apparatus when the position information acquired by the position information acquiring section is inside the information transmission unnecessary region contained in the simple map information that was received.04-02-2009
20090005084METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR POSITIONNG USING ATSC DIGITAL TV SIGNALS - An apparatus for positioning comprising a method is provided. The method includes the step of calculating a transmission time of a training sequence of a television signal from a transmitter to a mobile receiver.01-01-2009
20090137256Using Signal-Generated Location Information to Identify and List Available Devices - A wireless detecting device may be operable to receive one or more signals from a corresponding one or more wireless devices within range of the wireless detecting device. A list of the corresponding one or more wireless devices within range of the wireless detecting device may be displayed on the wireless detecting device. Based on the received one or more signals from the corresponding one or more wireless devices, distance range and/or geographic location of the one or more wireless devices, relative to the wireless detecting device may be indicated on the wireless detecting device. The wireless detecting device may comprise one or more processors that may be operable to calculate and/or otherwise determine distance range and/or geographic location of the one or more wireless devices, as well as the location of the wireless detecting device.05-28-2009
20090186633LOCATION-BASED PROFILE-ADJUSTING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device includes a communication element, a location-determining component, a computing device, and a display. The communication element receives and transmits communication. The location-determining component monitors the location of the electronic device. The computing device is coupled to the communication element and the location-determining component and can change at least one setting of the electronic device based on the location of the device.07-23-2009
20090143082Location Aware Voice Calls and Messages - A communications network includes a mobile communications device and a communications terminal. The device and terminal are engaged in a call which includes audio stream data. An operation is performed, either at the mobile device or in the supporting network, to determine a location of the mobile communications device and link metadata representing the determined mobile communications device location to the audio stream data sent from that mobile communications device for the call. At the communications terminal, the metadata is extracted from the audio stream data to allow for presentation of the location of the mobile communications device.06-04-2009
20090209271Mobile device location systems and methods - This invention is generally concerned with computer systems, methods and computer program codes for determining a location of a mobile communications device moving along a known path, and more particularly for adding location information to “drive” test data captured from a mobile device. Embodiments of the invention are particularly useful for drive testing on high-speed trains. A method of locating a mobile communications device, in particular on a known path, the mobile device communicating with a mobile communications network infrastructure including a plurality of base stations, communications between the mobile device and the base station to which it is attached having a timing advance to compensate for a time taken for a radio signal to reach the base station from the mobile device, the method comprising: reading a time ordered sequence of messages captured from said communications between the mobile device and said network infrastructure; reading timing advance information from said captured messages; identifying a step change in timing advance using said timing advance information; and determining a location of said mobile devices, in particular on said path, at a time of said step change.08-20-2009
20090280837Arrangement and method for a location database - The present invention relates to the field of location databases containing position related information, and specifically to a method of providing quick and accurate response to users requesting location dependant data from such database. This speed-up in response is done by storing information that is related to most probable path for travelling users on top of database stack and therefore is easy to find and sent to requesting users.11-12-2009
20090061906METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR LOCATION-BASED SERVICES IN WIRELESS NETWORKS - Methods and systems are provided for location-based services in a wireless environment. The location-based service is provided on a mobile unit operating within an environment. A position of the mobile unit is determined within the wireless network environment using RFID or other wireless information received at a wireless switch. An available location-based service is identified in response to the position of the mobile unit, and subsequently provided using the mobile unit.03-05-2009
20090061905Determining Geographic Zone - Included are embodiments for determining data for at least one geographic zone. At least one embodiment of a method includes determining at least one geographic zone for monitoring and receiving data related to at least one contact of a user entering the at least one geographic zone. Some embodiments include providing an indication, to the user, that the at least one contact of the user is currently located in the determined geographic zone.03-05-2009
20090061904MANAGEMENT OF ANTICIPATED DATA OUTAGES IN A PUSH-TO-X COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A mobile station (03-05-2009
20090082039METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING SITE-SPECIFIC OPERATIONS - A method and apparatus for controlling a site-specific activity at a plurality of remote locations, for example, the inspection of geographically remote equipment or the gathering of data for a census. A mobile operator transports a portable tool (03-26-2009
20090082038SOCIAL NETWORKING ON A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Wireless communication systems and methods are described that provide location-based social networks to mobile communication devices. Mobile users of the wireless communication system define social networking profiles storing characteristics of the user. The wireless communication system determines a location of a user's mobile communication device and identifies a set of other mobile users that are geographically proximate to the user. The wireless communication system then filters the set of other mobile users based on characteristics of the social networking profiles of the other mobile users, and transmits identifiers of the filtered set of other mobile users to the user's mobile communication device. The mobile communication device then displays the identifiers of the filtered set of other mobile users to the user allowing the user to initiate contact with any of the other mobile users that are of interest.03-26-2009
20120142378METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING LOCATION OF MOBILE DEVICE - A method for determining a location of a mobile device with reference to locations of a plurality of reference devices is disclosed. The mobile device receives ambient sound and provides ambient sound information to a server. Each reference device receives ambient sound and provides ambient sound information to the server. The ambient sound information includes a sound signature extracted from the ambient sound. The server determines a degree of similarity of the ambient sound information between the mobile device and each of the plurality of reference devices. The server determines the location of the mobile device to be a location of a reference device having the greatest degree of similarity.06-07-2012
20090221302METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR REVERSE LOAD BALANCING FOR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES TO CLIENT DEVICES - An apparatus for providing reverse load balancing for the provision of services to client devices may include a processor. The processor may be configured to receive, at a device, a report from each of a plurality of mobile terminals, each report including a dynamic value indicative of a characteristic of the respective mobile terminal, define a group of mobile terminals based on members of the group having respective dynamic values similar to each other within a threshold amount, and provide the members of the group with rules defining criteria for at least some of the members with respect to providing future reports to the device.09-03-2009
20100234049Apparatus For Wireless Connection To A Mobile Phone And Possible Applications Of The Apparatus - There is provided an apparatus that is connectable wirelessly with a mobile phone. The apparatus includes a casing for encasing components of the apparatus. A display unit is mounted within the casing for the display of content to a user. There is a processor coupled with the display unit to control the content displayed in the display unit. There is also a transceiver coupled to the processor within the casing to enable the wireless connection between the apparatus and the mobile phone. A memory module is coupled to the processor, the memory module being for storage of data and applications. There may be a positioning module coupled to the processor, the positioning module being for provision of a location of the apparatus to the mobile phone. It is preferable that a set of controls is coupled to the processor for controlling the apparatus, and the set of controls may be controllable by the user either via touch or voice. It is advantageous that the apparatus is used for applications selected from the group consisting of: making and receiving telephone calls using a wide area connection of the mobile phone, composing and receiving messages using the wide area connection of the mobile phone, accessing the internet using the wide area connection of the mobile phone, and playing back media content on the apparatus.09-16-2010
20100144376METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING HARD COPIES OF ELECTRONIC INFORMATION EMPLOYING A PORTABLE PERSONAL RECEIVING DEVICE - A method for producing hard copies of electronic information employing a portable personal receiving device includes the steps of selecting information to print and utilizing the receiving device to identify available printers based on the location of the receiving device for printing the selected information in hard copy form. The portable receiving device is connected to one of the available printers and the selected information is printed in hard copy form. A system for producing hard copies of electronic information employing a portable personal receiving device includes a portable receiving device having a program enabling selection of information to print. The portable device includes a program to identify available printers based on the location of the receiving device. A communications link connects the portable receiving device to an available printer. The receiving device may be a cell phone and global positioning satellite functionality and/or cell phone tower positions may be employed to determine the location of the receiving device.06-10-2010
20090075678PORTABLE WIRELESS TERMINAL AND MOVING VELOCITY DETECTING METHOD FOR PORTABLE WIRELESS TERMINAL - A portable wireless terminal and a moving velocity detecting method for the portable wireless terminal capable of detecting a moving velocity with high accuracy without increasing power consumption and terminal cost are provided. At the start of a communication, GPS reception-related circuits 03-19-2009
20090075677Dynamically Updated Proximity Warning - Methods and apparatus are disclosed for alerting a mobile device user of the proximity of a target party. In an exemplary method, an electronic location information message corresponding to the target party is received, the electronic location information message including target location data. In response to the receipt of the location information message, a target location estimate is determined, based on the target location data. The target location estimate is compared to a bounded region surrounding a current position estimate for the mobile device, and an alert is selectively generated based on the proximity of the target location estimate to the bounded region. An application processor, configured to implement one or more methods for alerting the user of a mobile device of the proximity of a target party, is also disclosed. Various embodiments of the disclosed application processor may be used in an application server operatively connected to the mobile device through a communications network, or in the mobile device itself.03-19-2009
20090111487TEXT DISPLAY OF GEO-REFERENCED INFORMATION BASED ON RELATIVE DISTANCE TO A USER LOCATION - A system, method, and computer readable medium are provided for displaying geographically referenced information. In one example, a method includes causing a display of search results from a search of geographically referenced information (e.g., point-of-interest locations, geo-tagged objects, other users, and so on), the display comprising text associated with each of the search results, where the text varies for at least one of the search results based on the distance of the search results from a user location. For example, text associated with relatively close search results displayed more prominently than relatively distant search results. The method may further include generating presentation data according to a display scheme for displaying search results and communicating the presentation data to a user device. The method may vary the text based on at least one of font size, font style, color, shading, three-dimensional height, associated features, animation, combinations thereof, and the like.04-30-2009
20130130725DEAD RECKONING USING PROXIMITY SENSORS - Various arrangements for limiting inaccuracy of dead reckoning are presented. Proximity data may be collected using a plurality of proximity sensors of a mobile device. A position of the mobile device may be determined in relation to a user using the proximity data. Whether to determine a location of the mobile device using a dead reckoning technique may be determined at least partially based on the position of the mobile device in relation to the user05-23-2013
20100331018TERMINAL, METHOD FOR MANAGING THEREOF, BASE STATION AND METHOD FOR MANAGING THEREOF - A method for managing a terminal operated in an idle state is provided. The method includes entering a femto cell, determining whether a femto base station managing the femto cell has the same paging group as a macro base station managing a macro cell overlapping the femto cell, transmitting a first ranging code triggering a paging enable state to the femto base station if it is determined that the paging group is the same as the determination result, and receiving a paging message from the femto base station.12-30-2010
20090011779Mobile Location - A method and system for calculating the location of a mobile radio terminal in a radio communications network. The method provides for the collection of measurements of radio signal parameters at the mobile radio terminal which are then processed and transmitted to a network processor for calculating the location of the mobile radio terminal. The collected measurements may be filtered and subsets of the measurements may also be selected according to their suitability for particular applications.01-08-2009
20110117937PUSH DELIVERY SERVICE PROVIDING METHOD, INFORMATION PROVIDING SERVICE SYSTEM, SERVER SYSTEM, AND USER STATION - The present invention relates to a technique of providing a push delivery service. A data center transmits attribute information on positions and radii of areas A through J to a user station. The user station compares the attribute information with a self-predicted position to predict that the user station itself lies in the area A through J. When the user station confirms that the user station lies in the area A through J, and requests the data center for delivery information attached to the area A through J on the basis of a result of confirmation. The data center transmits delivery information to the user station in response to the request. The user station knows itself in one of plural push delivery areas A through J, and decreases the frequency of positioning and pinpoints delivery of information such as shop advertisements is possible.05-19-2011
20110244891METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR LOCALIZING MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINALS - A method of determining a geographic position of a mobile communications terminal operable in a wireless communications network includes a receiver of signals of a global navigation satellite system, includes calculating a first estimated position of the mobile communications terminal based on pseudo-range measurements related to a plurality of signals received from transmitters of the global navigation satellite system; calculating a second estimated position of the mobile communications terminal based on information provided by the wireless communications network; and analyzing the first estimated position to derive an indication of whether at least one of the pseudo-range measurements is affected by errors. The analyzing includes exploiting the calculated second estimated position to derive the indication. If the indication that at least one of the pseudo-range measurements is affected by errors is obtained as a result of the analyzing, calculating at least one third estimated position based on pseudo-range measurements related to a respective sub-set of the plurality of signals received from transmitters of the global navigation satellite system, evaluating whether the at least one third estimated position is more accurate than the first estimated position; and if affirmative, taking as estimated position of the mobile communications terminal the calculated third estimated position.10-06-2011
20100056185Location Determination of Mobile Device - The subject matter disclosed herein relates to determining a location fix of a mobile station based on identification information of a cellular base station included in a pilot signal03-04-2010
20110151895MOBILE MONITORING DEVICE AND MONITORING SYSTEM FOR ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT - A mobile monitoring device with a global positioning function that can interfere with monitored electronic equipment and a monitoring module that can carry out two-way communication with a control center. The monitoring module is connected to a power module and electrically linked to a voice device in two-way communication. The monitoring module is electrically connected to switch control wiring and sends switching order to it, so as to transfer between power control wiring and signal control wiring. The power control wiring and the signal control wiring of this mobile monitoring device are electrically linked to the monitored electronic equipment. In this way, it can conduct power control or signal control on the monitored electronic equipment.06-23-2011
20110151894COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROMPTING INCOMING EVENTS OF THE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A communication device and method for prompting incoming events of the communication device are provided. The method monitors environment situation around the communication device when the communication device receives an incoming event, and determines an environment mode of the communication device according to the environment situation. The method further searches a storage system of the communication device for a prompt mode matching the environment mode, and prompts a user using the prompt mode so as to avoid urgent or important events.06-23-2011
20080254813Control Device, Mobile Communication System, and Communication Terminal - A control device comprises a first memory, a second memory, and a processor. The first memory is configured to store captured image data and alternative image data. The second memory is configured to store positional data in association with a communication terminal. The processor is configured to: retrieve from the second memory first positional data associated with a first communication terminal and second positional data associated with a second communication terminal; calculate a distance between a first position indicated by the first positional data and a second position indicated by the second positional data; and select image data to be sent to the first communication terminal from among captured image data or alternative image data, on the basis of the calculated distance, to allow the first communication terminal to display an image on the basis of the selected image data.10-16-2008
20110053614POSITION INFORMATION SYSTEM - A positioning information transmitter transmits a positioning identifier instead of directly transmitting position information. A positioning information management server stores and manages the positioning identifier and the position information while correlating them with each other. In response to a position information request with a positioning identifier, the positioning information management server converts the positioning identifier into position information according to the aforementioned correlation. Furthermore, the positioning information management server updates the positioning identifier to be transmitted from the positioning information transmitter in a certain time by using predetermined means.03-03-2011
20110136515MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - A mobile terminal device includes: a memory that stores a restriction on a predetermined function or a release condition of the restriction as initial setting information; a determining unit that determines whether a condition of the setting information of the memory is satisfied; a generation unit that generates a restriction change request signal, which changes the initial setting information by a setting information change signal under a condition to change the initial setting information of the memory, and which requests the restriction on a function stored in the memory or the change of the release condition of the restriction when the determining unit determines that the condition of the changed setting information is satisfied; and a restriction release unit which, when detecting the restriction change request signal generated by the generation unit, performs the use restriction on the function or the restriction release based on the changed setting information.06-09-2011
20120309430 METHOD FOR IMPROVING DISCOVERY OF PREFERRED MOBILE COMPUTING LOCATIONS - A method for improving discovery of preferred mobile computing locations includes monitoring sensor data corresponding to a mobile computing device (MCD) and monitoring non-GPS network data implemented by the mobile computing device. Additionally, the method determines whether sensor data and non-GPS network data indicate that the mobile computing device is stationary within a cell site as well as scanning any network that the mobile computing device is electronically linked to. In short, the method discovers an improved preferred mobile computing location based on the sensor data and non-GPS network data that provide reliable information that the mobile computing device is stationary within the cell site. The sensor data and non-GPS network data are converged when several corresponding scans produce overlapping results.12-06-2012
20120309431GEOGRAPHICAL DETERMINATION OF COVERAGE IN COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS - A method of determining geographical determination of coverage in a mobile communications system by obtaining measurement data provided by a plurality of mobile terminals the method comprising the steps of: requesting terminal capability information from the subscriber terminals in a cell; obtaining the terminal capability information from the subscriber terminals; comparing the terminal capability information with capability requirement information; selecting selected subscriber terminals on the basis of their capability information; sending a trace activation command to the selected subscriber terminals; and receiving measurement data measured by the selected subscriber terminals.12-06-2012
20120309432SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRACKING STOLEN COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, AND COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - A system and method for tracking a stolen communication terminal and a communication terminal provide tracking of a thief. The system comprises: a communication terminal and a standby server for receiving theft tracking information; the communication terminal comprises: a radio frequency module, a camera for taking pictures, a storage module for storing data, a baseband module for setting anti-theft protection information, and a GPS module for obtaining current positioning information; wherein the radio frequency module, the camera, the storage module and the GPS module are connected with the baseband module. When the communication terminal is stolen, facial pictures of the thief obtained by the camera and current positioning information of the communication terminal obtained by the GPS module are sent to a standby server.12-06-2012
20090176512PASSIVE TRAFFIC ALERT AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A passive traffic alerting method includes: identifying traffic events from analyzing traffic information; selecting an identified traffic event based on a location of a mobile communicator; and alerting the mobile communicator with a passive message regarding the selected traffic event without prompting the mobile communicator to launch an application on a mobile communication device. In some cases a user-zone and an event zone is selected and the user gets alerted when his user-zone overlaps with the event-zone. The alert can contain hierarchical messages. The method may include: determining an alert zone by rating a traffic incident and overlaying maps of the incident, the cell-phone towers, and the corresponding road network; acquiring user identification of cell phone users from data from cell-phone towers in the alert-zone; identifying subscribers from acquired cell-phone tower data; matching subscribers with alerts in appropriate formats; and sending the appropriate alert messages to cell phones of identified subscribers.07-09-2009
20110136514MOBILE PHONE AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING SUSPENSION OF COMMUNICATION TIME OF MOBILE PHONE - A method for adjusting a suspension of communication time of a mobile phone is provided. Wherein the mobile phone receives wireless signals from a base station and transmits signals to the base station. The wireless signals include the suspension of communication time. The method includes decoding the received wireless signal and determining whether there are too many failed attempts to decode wireless signals in a first predetermined time, further determining the mobile phone enters a dead zone of a network, and determining size of dead zone and sensing movement speed of the phone to determine when the mobile phone will leave the dead zone. If the mobile phone will leave the dead zone soon, maintaining the connection with the network, otherwise hanging up the call.06-09-2011
20110201359POSITIONAL INFORMATION SYSTEM - In an indoor positioning system, for establishment of a cost sharing system, the positioning information transmission device does not directly transmit positional information but performs concealment and variablization on the device ID and transmits the concealed and variablized device ID. The positioning information management server stores and manages correspondence between the device IDs and positional information, and performs conversion from the device ID to the positional information in accordance with the correspondence. Further, the problem of conflict between concealed IDs upon concealment of positioning identification information by the positioning information transmission devices, which occurs when all the positioning information transmission devices use the same secret key, can be prevented. The system can be operated even when the bit length of the device ID is short.08-18-2011
20100022254Location-Based Authentication of Mobile Device Transactions - Systems, methods, and software for implementing location-based authentication of both online and mobile web-based transactions. This implementation may involve verifying whether a mobile device (such as a cellular telephone) is proximate to a computer from which the transaction is being performed. Depending upon the location of the mobile device, further transactions may be approved or rejected. In further implementations, the transactions may be made from the mobile device itself. In this case, the location of the mobile device compared with one or more pre-stored locations may affect whether further transactions from the mobile device are approved or rejected.01-28-2010
20120302263ESTIMATING ACCESS TERMINAL LOCATION BASED ON UPLINK SIGNALS - A location of an access terminal is estimated based on uplink signals that a plurality of femto cells receive from the access terminal. The transmit power of the access terminal may be adjusted in some cases to facilitate the reception of signals at the femto cells during a location determination operation. In some embodiments, a location of an access terminal is estimated based on relative path loss values derived from the signals received by the femto cells.11-29-2012
20120302262Method and process for activating a telematics device without a pre-activated MDN - The described principles provide a method and system for circumventing the use of live MDNs and nongeographic prefixes in new vehicle-hosted telematics devices, while allowing the purchaser/user convenient use of the vehicle-hosted telematics device. The telematics unit is programmed or configured from the manufacturer with the same parameters as a cancelled or deactivated unit, with a cleared number for re-acquisition. A geographically specific MIN/MDN is later programmed into the device based on one or more preset locational and other VDU triggers.11-29-2012
20100317372Measurement Systems and Methods for Fingerprinting Positioning - A system, computer software and method for collecting, in addition to position data, additional positioning data in a user terminal served by a communication network. The method includes initiating, by generating a message within the user terminal, collection of the positioning data, where the positioning data includes information based on which a physical location of the user terminal is determined; measuring, by the user terminal, at least one parameter related to the physical location of the user terminal in response to the message; producing, within the user terminal, measurement reports that include the at least one parameter; selecting, within the user terminal, one or more measurement reports that were generated in response to the message generated by the user terminal; reporting the selected one or more measurement reports to an interface within the user terminal; and transmitting, from the interface, the reported one or more measurement reports to an external server or to the communication network.12-16-2010
20110306365Screening Terminal Positions at a Terminal - It is disclosed an apparatus, a method and a computer program for determining, at a terminal, whether at least one terminal position associated with a coverage area of a communication node shall be discarded or reported to allow at least one of said coverage area and said communication node to be characterized at least partially based on said at least one reported terminal position.12-15-2011
20120040696METHODS OF PROVIDING CELL GROUPING FOR POSITIONING AND RELATED NETWORKS AND DEVICES - A method of grouping cells of a radio communications network may include defining first and second groups of cells from a plurality of cells that transmit reference signals for positioning measurements. The first and second groups of cells may be defined according to a characteristic of the reference signals transmitted by the respective cells and/or of the respective cells that transmit the reference signals. Reference signals used for positioning measurements from the cells of the first group may be measured at a positioning target device. Reference signals used for positioning measurements from the cells of the second group may be measured at the positioning target device separately in time and/or separately in frequency from measuring the reference signals from the cells (02-16-2012
20100029302DEVICE-TO-DEVICE LOCATION AWARENESS - During an ongoing wireless telephone call communication session between a pair of mobile devices, a local device responds to its user's activation of a virtual or actual button or key, or its user's verbal command, by automatically sending an over the air message (e.g., a SMS or text message or other network communication message) to the remote device. The message requests location information of the remote device. Upon obtaining location information from the remote device, a location of the remote device is automatically displayed on the local device. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.02-04-2010
20120252502INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, CORRECTION METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An information processing apparatus that conducts positioning on the basis of received signal strength indications obtained from access points, includes, a contact information detector that detects contact information between the information processing apparatus and a dielectric body, a recording module that stores a gain table including gain data corresponding to obtained contact information, a gain data correcting unit that extracts the gain data corresponding to the contact information obtained by the contact information detector from the gain table of the recording module and corrects gain by using the extracted gain data, and a positioning module that conducts the positioning by using the gain obtained by the correcting unit and the received signal strength indications.10-04-2012
20120064922Accessory Device for Mobile Host Device - A method and apparatus for an accessory device for a mobile host device is disclosed. An accessory device for interfacing with a mobile host device includes a communication channel designed to establish a bi-directional communication link between the accessory device and the host device. In some embodiments, the accessory device allows walkie-talkie communication between an accessory device and a mobile host device as well as control by the accessory device of functions of the mobile host device. In some embodiments, the accessory device allows simplified speed dial control of a mobile phone host device. In other embodiments, accessory devices provide walkie-talkie communication with a mobile host device and provide positioning information to a mobile host device so that an application on the mobile host device can track locations of a plurality of accessory devices. These and other embodiments are more fully disclosed herein.03-15-2012
20080287144Vehicles as Nodes of Wireless Sensor Networks for Information Collection & Prognostication - A system and method are provided that use mobile sensor nodes for monitoring of mobile assets and one or more mobile sensor nodes have mobility that is unpredictable to a wireless network. The mobile sensor nodes collect data with the goal of monitoring the environment including weather and pollution, biological and chemical agents for security application and traffic application. The mobile sensors form local groups opportunistically to coordinate measurements and other actions. The collected sensor data will be stored locally with global positioning system (GPS) data and the time of data collected. The information can be transmitted to a remote computer opportunistically using a low cost method such as WiFi or the cell phone network. The information will be aggregated to provide environmental maps, traffic maps and maps to first responders in the event of biological nuclear or chemical calamity.11-20-2008
20120009950SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOCATING WIMAX OR LTE SUBSCRIBER STATIONS - A system and method for estimating a location of a subscriber station receiving a first signal from a first base station and receiving a second signal from a second base station where the first and second base stations are nodes in a WiMAX or LTE network. A message may be received from the subscriber station containing first and second information, and a range ring determined from the first base station using the first information. A location hyperbola may be determined using the second information wherein the location hyperbola has the first and second base stations as foci. A location of the subscriber station may be estimated using the range ring and the location hyperbola.01-12-2012
20120009949SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOCATING WIMAX OR LTE SUBSCRIBER STATIONS - A system and method for estimating a location of a subscriber station receiving a first signal from a first base station and receiving a second signal from a second base station where the first and second base stations are nodes in a WiMAX or LTE network. A message may be received from the subscriber station containing first and second information, and a range ring determined from the first base station using the first information. A location hyperbola may be determined using the second information wherein the location hyperbola has the first and second base stations as foci. A location of the subscriber station may be estimated using the range ring and the location hyperbola.01-12-2012
20120028655RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICES, INFORMATION PROVIDERS, METHODS FOR CONTROLLING A RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING AN INFORMATION PROVIDER - In an embodiment, a radio communication device may be provided. The radio communication device may include a first receiver configured to receive from a first cell first data representing a content encoded using a first codec; a second receiver configured to receive from a second cell second data representing the content encoded using a second codec; and a combiner configured to combine the first data and the second data.02-02-2012
20120064921SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MOBILE TRACKING, COMMUNICATIONS AND ALERTING - A moblie device that can optionally communicate with a server, the mobile device including latitude/longitude determining capabilities, a display, a data communication system and a power source. The mobile device can be used to communicate, provide location information, track an individual, as well as allow alerting, such in a case of an emergency. This location information could be accompanied with one or more of video information, audio information, multimedia information, and pictures taken by the mobile device. The mobile devices also allow inner-communicability among the devices such as text messaging, chat, voice communications, and the like. The capabilities of the mobile device can also be used to determine if the device has traversed a geo-fence, or defined electronic perimeter, with the crossing of the perimeter capable of triggering special functionality such as the turning on of the mobile device, or smart phone, sending an alert, altering functionality, or the like.03-15-2012
20120172060DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD AND MOBILE DEVICE ADAPTED THERETO - A method and a mobile device are adapted to transmit data through short-range communication based on movement of the mobile device. External mobile devices near the mobile device are searched. Location information for each external mobile device found near the mobile device is acquired. Data to be transmitted is set. The movement of the mobile device is recognized. At least one target mobile device is set to receive data, based on the movement of the mobile device and the acquired location information of the found external mobile devices. And the data is transmitted to the at least one target mobile device.07-05-2012
20120157128WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - A wireless communication terminal includes a communication status measurement element for measuring communication status data representing a communication status of the self terminal at the time of wireless communications; a reference data storage element for storing respective pieces of preset reference data representing communication statuses of a terminal which can be measured at respective locations at the time of wireless communications, in association with respective pieces of location data identifying the respective locations, and a location specifying element for comparing the communication status data measured by the communication status measurement element with the respective pieces of reference data stored in the reference data storage element, and based on the comparison result, specifying a location corresponding to the location data associated with a particular piece of reference data as a location of the self terminal.06-21-2012
20120157127HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING STATUS AWARENESS - Through status awareness, a handheld communications device may determine the location, activity, and/or physical or emotional state of the user. This information may in turn be used for various purposes, such as 1) determining how to alert the user of an incoming communication, 2) determining what format to use for communicating with the user, and 3) determining how to present the user's status to another person's communication device.06-21-2012
20110065458METHOD AND SYSTEM TO MONITOR AND CONTROL DEVICES UTILIZING WIRELESS MEDIA - A method and system of selectively communicating with one or more devices within pre-defined geographical zones is disclosed. A plurality of geographical zones is defined, each zone being defined by latitude and longitude attributes. A plurality of devices is associated with each geographical zone with which a portable device can communicate, the portable device having data representative of the plurality of geographical zones. The portable device also has a ground positioning unit receiver to obtain geographical coordinates of the portable device. If the portable device determines that its location is within one of the plurality of geographical zones, the portable device communicates with the devices in associated with the geographical zone.03-17-2011
20110065457TRANSMITTER POSITION INTEGRITY CHECKING - The subject matter disclosed herein relates to determining whether a reported position of a wireless transmitter is sufficiently accurate in accordance with an accuracy metric based at least in part on a calculated range between an estimated position of a mobile station and the reported position and also based at least in part on one or more measurements taken from one or more signals transmitted by the wireless transmitter.03-17-2011
20100093376METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AREA CODE ROUGH INITIAL POSITION FOR GNSS ASSISTANCE DATA IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK - A method and system is presented for a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) enabled WCDMA handset to receive reference locations from a network location server based on RNC geographic service areas. The GNSS enabled WCDMA handset may generate a location request comprising an RNC ID and may determine its location based on the received reference location and/or received GNSS assistance data. The RNC geographic service area and/or an area of uncertainty may comprise one or more of a latitude, a longitude and uncertainty value. Accuracy of the RNC geographic service area and/or the area of uncertainty may be increased over time. The RNC service area may be determined by the network location server based on an average of a plurality of handset locations that are reported by handsets that are served by the RNC. Handset location reports may comprise the RNC ID.04-15-2010
20100093377Creating And Using Base Station Almanac Information In A Wireless Communication System Having A Position Location Capability - In a wireless mobile communication system having a position determination service, base station information is stored in a base station almanac. In addition to the position of the base station antenna, forward link delay calibration, and base station identification information, a base station almanac record includes the center location of the base station sector coverage area, the maximum range of the base station antenna, the terrain average height over the sector coverage area, the terrain height standard deviation over the sector coverage area, round-trip delay (RTD) calibration information, repeater information, pseudo-random noise (PN) increments, uncertainty in the base station antenna position, uncertainty in the forward-link delay calibration, and uncertainty in the round-trip delay calibration.04-15-2010
20120122493INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, POSITION RECORDING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An information processing device includes a main function unit which realizes main functions of the information processing device and is operated by being switched between a normal operation mode and a power-saving mode in which less power is consumed than in the normal operation mode, a position acquisition unit which acquires positional information indicating the current position, and a logging controller which causes a first storage unit to record movement trace information obtained by making the positional information acquired by the position acquisition unit correspond to the time when the positional information is acquired in the state where the main function unit is switched to the power-saving mode.05-17-2012
20090131081ADJUSTING WLAN SCANNING PARAMETERS BASED ON RATE OF CHANGE OF LOCATION OF MOBILE DEVICE - A mobile device adjusts its scanning parameters, depending on the rate of change of location of the mobile device. Examples of scanning parameters that may be adjusted include a back-off parameter that affects the time between successive scans, and a scan/don't scan parameter that according to its value prevents the mobile device from scanning or permits the mobile device to scan. The mobile device may maintain different back-off parameters for different types of scans. Determining which scanning parameters to adjust and how to adjust them may depend on whether the rate of change of location of the mobile device does not exceed a low threshold, exceeds a high threshold, or exceeds the low threshold and does not exceed the high threshold. Different thresholds may be applied by the mobile device for different types of scans.05-21-2009
20120214518 PORTABLE TERMINAL AND MANAGING METHOD OF IMAGE TAKEN BY PORTABLE TERMINAL - A portable terminal of the present invention enables a user to easily transfer an image photographed with the portable terminal to a personal computer or a portable terminal of another user by comprising: a transfer mode setting unit which is able to set an automatic transfer mode or a manual transfer mode; a display unit which displays image data and the transfer mode set by the transfer mode setting unit; a wireless communication unit which transfers the image data to an address through wireless communication; and a control unit which controls the wireless communication unit so that the image data may be stored at a storage unit and automatically transferred to the address preset by a user if the automatic transfer mode is set in the transfer mode setting unit.08-23-2012
20120315928MOBILE TERMINAL AND LOCATION MEASUREMENT METHOD - A mobile terminal and a location measurement method that can reduce measurement loads on the terminal. A GPS positioning unit performs location measurement in predetermined cycles or in accordance with user instructions. In performing the measurement, a control unit determines a movement state of the mobile terminal. The control unit, when determining that the mobile terminal is in a stationary state and the mobile terminal has not moved from a most recently measured location by referring to state information stored in a state information management table, can cause the location information storage table to store therein the most recently measured location stored in the location information storage table as a current location of the mobile terminal.12-13-2012
20120178476DETERMINING THE LAST LOCATION OF LOST AND STOLEN PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES WHEN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS ACCESS TO THE LOST OR STOLEN DEVICES IS LOST OR INTERMITTENT - The last known location of a lost or stolen device can be determined based on the device's last communication with a wireless data network. A portable device can be set up to communicate its location to a server after it obtains a wireless connection to a wireless data network and registers a most recent location with the server. A device can be set up to communicate its location based on at least one of communication with wireless data network hardware or portable device GPS location determined after the device obtains a wireless connection to a wireless data network. Location is stored until a subsequent location is registered in the server. The server can be programmed to send at least one of “lost” message, ringtone, lock code and wipe command to a lost or stolen portable device. The server can be programmed to provide map location information for the last known location of the lost portable device.07-12-2012
20100009700Methods and Apparatus for Collecting Image Data - An image processing system identifies desired views of a particular subject and triggers a mobile camera device in proximity to the subject to capture a digital image, thus collecting new image data to augment an existing database. In an exemplary method, location data for a camera-equipped mobile communication device in visual proximity to a subject of interest is received at an image collection server. Upon determining whether the location data corresponds to a desired view of the subject of interest, the image collection server sends an image capture request to the mobile device, triggering the user of the device to capture an image of the subject. Finally, digital image data is received from the mobile communication device in response to the image capture request. The digital image data may then be used for assembling a composite representation of the subject of interest, such as a 3D model of the subject.01-14-2010
20120122492METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UPDATING FEMTOCELL PROXIMITY INFORMATION - Techniques are described herein for updating proximity information associated with a femtocell in a wireless communication system. An example of a method described herein includes identifying a location within a wireless communication network, associating the location with a femtocell for which proximity information relating to position of the femtocell is maintained, performing at least one search for the femtocell, and updating the proximity information maintained for the femtocell based on results of the at least one search. Another example of a method described herein includes obtaining a report of proximity information relating to a femtocell, identifying one or more network devices for which the proximity information is relevant, and communicating proximity information update signaling to the one or more network devices.05-17-2012
20100291951ADAPTIVE RECEIVER BASED ON MOBILITY INFORMATION OF USER DEVICE - A method includes a user device connecting to another device, receiving position-based signals associated with the user device, calculating mobility information associated with the user device based on the position-based signals, providing the mobility information to a receiver of the user device, and adapting one or more parameters associated with a connection between the receiver and the other device based on the mobility information.11-18-2010
20120083292MOBILE PHONE COMPRISING ANTITHEFT FUNCTION AND ANTITHEFT METHOD THEREOF - A mobile phone with antitheft function and an antitheft method thereof are provided. The mobile phone enters antitheft mode if the mobile phone has not been moved outside a user's registered geographical range for more than a predetermined time period and outputs an alarm sound and transmits current location information and images photographed around the mobile phone if detecting a movement of the mobile phone so that a user can easily locate his mobile phone. Furthermore, the mobile phone does not allow anyone other than the user to move or use the mobile phone, and photographs the attempter, carries out face recognition based on the photographed image and outputs a predetermined alarm message.04-05-2012
20120225677SYNCHRONIZING MOBILE AND VEHICLE DEVICES - Location information is received at a mobile device from the memory of a vehicle device. The mobile device is updated based on the location information. Sensor data is received from at least one sensor measuring movement of the mobile device, and an estimated location of the mobile device is calculated based at least in part on the location information and the sensor data.09-06-2012
20120225676METHOD, APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PROCESSING RECEIVED SIGNALS FOR LOCATING - Example embodiments are directed to various aspects of processing received signals for determining a location of a source of the signals. An example method may include generating signal timing information, and determining times for a plurality of window periods for the signal of interest based on the signal timing information. The example method may also include retrieving, from a memory device that stores the signal stream, symbols of the signal of interest based on the window periods, and formatting the symbols of the signal of interest in preparation for determining a location of a source of the signal of interest. Additional and alternative methods and apparatuses are also provided.09-06-2012
20080299994System and Method for Location Determination for Mobile Clients - A first position (12-04-2008
20120270572NETWORK-SIDE POSITIONING OCCASION ADJUSTMENT VIA ASSISTANCE DATA ADJUSTMENT - A network node (10-25-2012
20120322465LOCATION-BASED NETWORK DETECTION - A mobile device establishes communication with a number of wireless cellular networks at particular locations and records the locations and network information associated with the wireless cellular networks. The network information can be used to narrow a search for an available wireless cellular network from a plurality of potentially available wireless cellular networks when the mobile device is operating at a stored location. In one aspect, a Radio Frequency (RF) receiver on a mobile device can receive a broadcast radio signal from a transmitter and use the signal to determine an approximate location of the device based on a known location of the transmitter. A match between the approximate device location and wireless cellular network transmitters in communication range of the mobile device can be used to narrow a search for wireless cellular networks.12-20-2012
20120276932HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING STATUS AWARENESS - Through status awareness, a handheld communications device may determine the location, activity, and/or physical or emotional state of the user. This information may in turn be used for various purposes, such as 1) determining how to alert the user of an incoming communication, 2) determining what format to use for communicating with the user, and 3) determining how to present the user's status to another person's communication device.11-01-2012
20100234048DETERMINING THE CHANGE IN TIME AT A MOBILE TERMINAL - In a terminal 09-16-2010
20110306364SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING NETWORK ACCESS TO ELECTRONIC DEVICES - Systems and methods of providing network access information from one or more servers to a wireless device. The wireless device acquires information from the servers about available networks at a current location of the wireless device. The network information is based on a plurality of device parameters, network parameters and regulatory requirements that govern the operation of the wireless device. In addition, the wireless device may assess the acquired information for suitability for communications to be carried out by the wireless device.12-15-2011
20130012241ACCESSORY DEVICE FOR MOBILE HOST DEVICE - A method and apparatus for an accessory device for a mobile host device is disclosed. An accessory device for interfacing with a mobile host device includes a communication channel designed to establish a bi-directional communication link between the accessory device and the host device. In some embodiments, the accessory device allows walkie-talkie communication between an accessory device and a mobile host device as well as control by the accessory device of functions of the mobile host device. In some embodiments, the accessory device allows simplified speed dial control of a mobile phone host device. In other embodiments, accessory devices provide walkie-talkie communication with a mobile host device and provide positioning information to a mobile host device so that an application on the mobile host device can track locations of a plurality of accessory devices. These and other embodiments are more fully disclosed herein.01-10-2013
20100130236LOCATION ASSISTED WORD COMPLETION - Embodiments include systems and methods for providing location and object specific word completion assistance. Sensors may detect information regarding a landmark, location or object, and an embodiment may identify such landmarks, locations and objects and provide word lists to assist a user in entering text. Identification of such places and objects may include receiving information from one or more sensors; such information includes location and orientation information, near field communications information, and images. Images may be analyzed to determine objects and locations in the images.05-27-2010
20130172019METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING POSITION OF A WIRELESS DEVICE - A method and apparatus for determining the location of a device capable of receiving/transmitting wireless signals from/to reference stations is provided, for example providing wireless signals in the form of range information to the device; determining a region or area surrounding each reference station, wherein regions intersect to form intersecting spaces; defining the intersecting spaces to delineate a device location search space and determining device locations within the search space; determining combinations of said device locations, and using a distribution analysis test to examine a skewness value of each combination; detecting and selecting the combinations of device positions that result in a minimum skewness value or simply a combination that provides skewness value less than a pre-defined minimum threshold value; and utilizing the detected and selected combinations to determine a refined final position of the device.07-04-2013
20080242319METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MONITORING A MOBILE DEVICE OVER A VIDEO NETWORK - An approach is provided for monitoring location of a user of a mobile device. A notification triggering event based on location of a mobile device is detected. Notification information is generated in response to the detection of the notification triggering event. The notification information to a video processor (e.g., set-top box) that is configured to transmit the notification information to a display.10-02-2008
20080227472METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING TRANSMIT DIVERSITY FEEDBACK DURING SOFT HANDOFF - Embodiments of the present invention describe methods for increasing the amount of information available to a mobile transmit diversity transmitter during soft handoff. According to embodiments of the invention, a transmit diversity transmitter may determine substantially when it is within the range of at least two receivers. In such situations, the transmitter may use the power control signals from more than one receiver, for example, from the two most dominant receivers in order to focus the beamforming accordingly.09-18-2008
20080227471METHOD FOR TRACKING CREDIT CARD FRAUD - A system and method for automatically comparing obtained wireless device location information from a wireless network and comparing that location with another independent source geographic location is provided. Location information is derived from two or more sources in a multiplicity of ways and a comparison is made within a Location Comparison Engine. The Location Comparison Engine makes use of databases that assist in resolving obtained raw positioning information and converting that positioning information into one or more formats for adequate location comparison. Results of the location comparison are deduced to determine if the wireless device is in some proximity to some other activity source location. Other location information used for comparison may be obtained from a multiplicity of sources, such as another network based on some activity of the wireless device user, another wireless device via a wireless network, or any system capable of providing location information to the Location Comparison Engine.09-18-2008
20080227470Wireless communication system for automatically generating a received signal strength distribution map - The invention discloses a wireless communication system including first mobile devices, a second mobile device, and a system end. The system end cooperates with the second device to determine a coordinate of each of the first mobile devices. When each of the first mobile devices receives a signal from the system end, each of the first mobile devices can detect its corresponding received signal strength. The system end or the second mobile device is capable of generating a received signal strength distribution map according to the coordinates and the strengths of the received signals.09-18-2008
20130143603INFERRING POSITIONS WITH CONTENT ITEM MATCHING - Embodiments infer position information using captured content items. A computing device such as a mobile computing or a cloud service analyzes one or more content items to generate information describing the content items. For content items that include photographs, for example, the photographs are processed to identify faces, objects, places, text, etc. The generated information is compared to reference content items (e.g., image comparison), user data (e.g., calendar data, contact information, etc.), and/or public data (e.g., address information, event information, etc.) to identify at least one match. Location information associated with the matched reference content items, user data, and/or public data is obtained. A position is determined for the content items based on the location information obtained from the matched reference content item, user data, and/or public data. In some embodiments, the obtained location information is used to refine a position determined using a beacon-based positioning service.06-06-2013
20120252503SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PASSIVELY DETERMINING OWN POSITION LISTENING TO WIRELESS TIME SYNCHRONIZATION COMMUNICATIONS - The system and method of the present invention provides a mobile node (e.g., target), such as an aircraft, vehicle or mobile piece of equipment, the ability to determine its own position by passively listening to wireless time synchronization communications, such as IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) messages, exchanged between nodes over a wireless network.10-04-2012
20080214213DETERMINING LOCATIONS OF MOBILE STATIONS IN WIRELESS NETWORKS - Wireless network methods and apparatuses that may determine and provide, in real-time, the geographical locations of mobile stations of the wireless network are described herein. In one implementation, in order to determine the location of a mobile station (MS), the MS may obtain from a navigation service a decryption key to decrypt encrypted location information of multiple base station's (BS's) in its local area. The encrypted location information of the BS may then be decrypted and based at least in part on the recovered location information of the BS, determine the location of the MS. In another implementation, in order to determine and provide the location of an MS of a wireless network, a combination of location agents, location controller, and a location server may be employed to determine and provide the current location of the MS to requesting authorized clients.09-04-2008
20130137465HANDSET AGENT CALIBRATION FOR TIMING BASED LOCATING SYSTEMS - The systems and methods disclosed herein can implement a handset agent calibration solution that uses the GPS receivers on mobile devices to determine a location of the mobile device to calibrate timing based locating systems. The handset agent can be installed on the mobile device and can upload to an internet server the coordinates captured by the GPS receiver along with the observed time differences. The observed time differences and the location of the mobile device can be used to solve for reference time differences to calibrate unsynchronized macrocells. The reference time difference can be used to solve for the location of other mobile devices if the observed time differences between that mobile device and the macrocells are known. The solution can include receiving measurement reports from many mobile devices to obtain averaged observed time differences at a reference location to achieve more accurate reference time differences.05-30-2013
20130115975MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND LOCATION SYSTEM SELECTION METHOD - A mobile communication terminal (05-09-2013
20130102332CHANGING THE ORIENTATION OF A USER BASED AT LEAST IN PART ON TRANSMIT POWER - Implementations and techniques for changing the orientation of a user of a mobile communication device based at least in part on transmit power are generally discussed. The change in orientation of the user may reduce radiation absorbed by the user.04-25-2013
20130130724WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE CAPABLE OF EFFICIENT NETWORK SEARCH - A wireless communication device is disclosed that is capable of performing efficient network searching. Specifically, by utilizing its location information and accessing stored cell information, the device can streamline searching. Further, if a full search is to be performed, the device receives information from multiple radio access technologies together, and processes the received information digitally in order to search the individual radio access technologies. In addition, the device is capable of performing efficient 4G searches by setting its RF module to capture information of multiple raster points simultaneously within a search band, and shifting the search band so as not to duplicatively search raster points.05-23-2013
20080207226POSITIONING SYSTEM, POSITIONING METHOD, AND POSITIONING PROGRAM - An object of the present invention is to implement accurate positioning of a mobile communication terminal even in an environment in which delay waves are included in radio waves arriving at the mobile communication terminal from radio wave sources. A positioning server 08-28-2008
20080200187SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ESTIMATING CELL CENTER POSITION FOR CELL ID BASED POSITIONING - Systems and methods for estimating a cell center location in a wireless communication system having all interface to a satellite positioning system (“SPS”) such as for example, a Geosynchronous Positioning System (“GPS”). The wireless communication system provides service to mobile stations within a cell, each mobile station includes a SPS receiver. Examples of the systems and methods for estimating a cell center location analyze the mobile station locations in a cell as a uniform distribution of mobile station locations and calculate a statistical measure characterizing the mobile station locations as a function of the mobile station locations. In one example, the statistical measure is a maximum likelihood mobile station location. In another example, the statistical measure is the mean mobile station location in the cell. The estimated cell center location may be used to approximate the location of the mobile station during a warm or cold restart of the SPS receiver part of the mobile station.08-21-2008
20100317371CONTEXT-BASED INTERACTION MODEL FOR MOBILE DEVICES - A context-aware mobile device such as a cell phone automatically determines appropriate user interface (UI) settings to implement at different times and/or locations. A behavior of the mobile device is tracked by determining locations visited and UI settings which are manually configured by the user. Patterns in the movement and UI settings relative to one another and to time are detected. When a particular location or time is subsequently reached which corresponds to the pattern, an appropriate UI setting can be implemented, thereby relieving the user of this task. Locations can be detected by electromagnetic signals at different locations, such as from a Wi-Fi network, Bluetooth network, RF or infrared beacon, or a wireless point-of-sale terminal. An identifier from the signals such as an SSID can be stored. Labels for locations can be automatically assigned, or the user can be prompted to provide a label for commonly visited locations.12-16-2010
20130190018DETERMINING VIRTUAL LOCATION BASED UPON SCANNED WIRELESS SIGNALS - A method for determining proximity of two or more mobile units within a defined locale is disclosed. Each of the mobile units is operable to scan at least a portion of the locale associated with the scanning one of the mobile units. The presence of the ones of the plurality of wireless devices is detected within the associated portion of the locale, detecting receiving the unique information from the detected ones of the plurality of wireless devices or device IDs. The received information is formed into a wireless fingerprint and transmitted to a server, which has a database of stored wireless fingerprints that are compared to the received fingerprint and a determination made as to the stored wireless fingerprints within the locale. The relative proximity position of the mobile devices associated with stored wireless fingerprints within the locale is then determined and are transmitted to the scanning one thereof.07-25-2013
20130095861Location Determination - Techniques for determining a location of a device include estimating a mobility trace of the device, mapping the mobility trace to a map, and determining the location of the device based on the mapped mobility trace. The mobility trace may be estimated based on a reading obtained from the device, which may be a reading from an accelerometer and/or magnetometer sensor. The determined location of the device may correspond to a location on the mapped mobility trace.04-18-2013

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