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8160576 LEO-based positioning system for indoor and stand-alone navigation  
A method for estimating a precise position of a user device from signals from a low earth orbit (LEO) satellite includes receiving at least one carrier signal at a user device, each carrier signal...
8160617 Apparatus and method for use in location determination  
An apparatus is provided that includes circuitry configured for location determination arranged to obtain a geographic location of the apparatus; circuitry configured receiving connection point...
8160614 Automated concierge system and method  
A method and system for providing automated concierge services to end users communicates with users over network devices, such as telephones and wireless devices, and utilizes third party network...
8160609 System and method for multiple range estimation location  
A system and method of determining the location of a mobile station by determining the time of transmission of a signal by a mobile station and determining range rings at a plurality of reference...
8155081 Self learning roaming optimization  
A self learning roaming optimization approach allows a wireless client device to build signal strength maps that store wireless network access point signal strengths at locations along paths...
8155587 Communication method, communication system, and communication device for performing communication having altering communication ranges  
When wireless communications are performed with other communication devices, an inquiry message to discover other communication devices residing in the vicinity is wirelessly transmitted by having...
8155666 Methods and systems for determining location using a cellular and WLAN positioning system by selecting the best cellular positioning system solution  
The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for determining the location of a WLAN and cellular position system enabled device using a WLAN position estimate to select the best cellular...
8155690 Transmission power target value variable control apparatus and method and mobile communication terminal  
A T-SIR generation unit (106a) generates, on the basis of an actual reception quality (205) in a mobile communication terminal, a target value T-SIR to be used to control transmission power of a...
8155865 Method and system for automatically updating traffic incident data for in-vehicle navigation  
Aspects of the invention disclose a method and system for automatically updating traffic incident data for in-vehicle navigation. This includes, but is not limited to, a method and system of...
8155018 Implementing location awareness in WLAN devices  
A set of global location signals, an SBAS (Satellite Based Augmentation System), or an ACI (ambient country identifier) signal can be used to automatically provide location awareness for a WLAN...
8150416 System and method for providing communication services to mobile device users incorporating proximity determination  
In certain embodiments, a method for proximity determination includes receiving one or more network identifiers, each associated with a corresponding network, from a first mobile device. The method...
8150932 System and method for providing privacy protected navigation between mobile terminals  
A system of providing location and routing information to a target mobile terminal while still maintaining a specified level of privacy. A target mobile terminal includes a profile having an...
8150441 Modifying a signal by controlling transmit diversity parameters  
A feedback signal is received from a feedback communication device. The feedback signal provides feedback information for a signal at a feedback rate. A modifying communication device modifies the...
8150422 Method of displaying contact information  
A method of displaying contact information on a mobile device includes storing a plurality of contact records on a mobile device. At least one record contains information corresponding to the...
8150344 Method and system of planning a wireless telecommunication network  
A method and system are provided for planning a service provider network. At one or more low-cost Internet base stations (LCIBs) operating within a building, one or more wireless signals are...
8145242 Determining 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...
8145235 System and method for estimating mobile wireless unit position in a localized area  
A local positioning system comprises a plurality of sensor elements that may communicate with mobile units in a wireless fashion. The responsiveness of the mobile units is measured by yes/no...
8140094 Continuous 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...
8135417 Method and apparatus for estimating geo-location of terminal wireless communication system  
A method and apparatus for estimating a geo-location of a terminal in a wireless communication system are provided. In a method of operating a terminal for providing geo-location information in a...
8135380 Location enhancement for emergency service sessions of wireless communication devices  
What is disclosed is a method of operating a wireless communication device to handle an emergency service session. The method includes monitoring pilot signals from a plurality of wireless access...
8135378 Emergency response system  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a computer-readable storage medium including computer instructions for receiving an emergency request to...
8130103 Method of reducing power consumption of a radio badge in a boundary detection localization system  
A method of reducing power consumption of a radio badge in a boundary detection localization system is disclosed, in which the radio badge is carried by a tracked target and performs location...
8131215 Method and apparatus for determining location of a communication device  
A reference device determines its distance from a communication device by first using a training process to determine a calibrated time delay for the communication device when the communication...
8131326 GPS position tracking method with variable updating rate for power conservation  
A system and method in which the position update rate is adaptively modified, based on previous position measurements. By adjusting the update rate based on velocity predictions from two or more...
8121615 Mobile station, wireless communication system and method of operation  
A mobile station (105, 200) operable in a wireless communication system (100), the mobile station including means (218, 202 of 105) for reporting to a location server (104) of the system a current...
8121616 Set initiated area event triggered positioning method in mobile communication system  
A SET-initiated area event triggered positioning method in a session-based service system is disclosed. The method is variously performed according to a proxy mode or a non-proxy mode, and further...
8121613 Method and system for obtaining emergency caller location  
Methods and systems for obtaining the location of a caller during an emergency or other telephone call. Before or during a call, a phone system can obtain from one or more sources a subscriber...
8121587 Communication device  
The communication device which implements a voice communicating function, an attached file emailing function, a geographic location function, a dictionary function, a schedule notifying function, a...
8121611 SET initiated area event triggered positioning method in mobile communication system  
A SET-initiated area event triggered positioning method in a session-based service system is disclosed. The method is variously performed according to a proxy mode or a non-proxy mode, and further...
8116786 Set initiated area event triggered positioning method in mobile communication system  
A SET-initiated area event triggered positioning method in a session-based service system is disclosed. The method is variously performed according to a proxy mode or a non-proxy mode, and further...
8112101 Communication terminal, position notification method, and communication system  
A communication terminal which communicates with a communication device includes a position detecting section which detects a current position of the communication terminal, and a control section...
8112096 System and method for locating an unknown base station  
A system and method for estimating a location of an unknown Node B in a wireless communication system having a plurality of other nodes and a plurality of location measurement units. A first value...
8107975 Shared image database with geographic navigation  
There is disclosed a method and device for operating an image database shared by a plurality of users. In an embodiment, each image captured by a user and stored in a shared image database is...
8106771 Traceability method for an electronic payment terminal in the event of a theft thereof, and corresponding computer program  
A traceability method is provided for an electronic payment terminal, in the event of a theft thereof. The method includes the following steps: detection of a lack of contact with a base and/or...
8103289 System of utilizing cell information to locate a wireless device  
A system is described that utilizes the measured characteristics of a cell site or a plurality of cell sites (100, 102, 104) and the cellular identification to selectively provide a wireless device...
8103294 Determining the change in time at a mobile terminal  
In a terminal 106 having a receiver 202 for receiving the signals from plural transmission sources 101-105 whose positions and transmission time offsets are unknown within the terminal, a method is...
8103293 System and related circuits and methods for detecting and locating wireless communication device use within a geographical area or facility  
A system for detecting and locating illicit cellular telephone use within a facility includes an array of radio frequency (RF) receivers, each receiver being placed in a predetermined location in...
8099113 Passive 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...
8099112 Network entity, method and computer program product for dynamically changing a request for location information  
A network entity includes a controller adapted to operate a location-based application for initiating a location reporting session. The location reporting session includes determining and reporting...
8099109 Location-based advertising message serving for mobile communication devices  
Embodiments of a location sharing network manager process are described. The process is executed on a server computer coupled to a plurality of mobile communication devices over a wireless network....
8095155 Positioning with wireless local area networks and WLAN-aided global positioning systems  
Accurate position capability can be quickly provided using a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN). When associated with a WLAN, a wireless device can quickly determine its relative and/or coordinate...
8095148 Position information processing method, position information processing system, position information processing apparatus, communication apparatus and program  
A position information processing method includes: measuring, at a communication apparatus, a signal intensity of a signal transmitted from a plurality of base stations; recording a history of...
8090387 System and method for detecting wireless communications activity within a predetermined area and for generating messages to selected communication devices  
A system and method is disclosed for detecting the presence and level of wireless communications activity within a predetermined area, without disclosing the identity of the wireless users, and for...
8090384 System and method for generating a location estimate using a method of intersections  
The location of a wireless mobile device may be estimated using, at least in part, one or more pre-existing Network Measurement Reports (“NMRs”) which include calibration data for a number of loc...
8086249 Ranging of wireless communication networks with distant wireless links  
A method of operating a communication system is disclosed. The method includes receiving a first location information related to a geographic location of a wireless communication device and a...
8086246 System and program for providing user location information with a personal information management program  
Provided are a system, program, and data structures for providing user location information with a personal information manager program. Position coordinates of a wireless device associated with a...
8086235 System and method for restricting mobility in wireless networks  
This invention provides a method, system and apparatus for controlling mobility on a wireless network, which includes retrieving a network mobility preference, the network mobility preference...
8086250 Communications method  
A method of 2-way data and voice communication with a user utilizing a portable device having a cellular transceiver module, a GPS module and an emergency call button is disclosed. The method...
8081962 Communication device  
The communication device which implements a voice communicating function, an attached file emailing function, a geographic location function, a dictionary function, a schedule notifying function, a...
8078538 Systems and methods for remotely authenticating credit card transactions  
A system for remotely authenticating credit card transactions of a consumer comprises at least one subsystem that alerts the consumer via a communication device of the consumer when a credit card...