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04/17/14
20140108084
 Initiating schedule management via radio frequency beacons patent thumbnailnew patent Initiating schedule management via radio frequency beacons
A portable electronic device receives broadcasts from one or more rf beacons to determine a location of a user and communicates with a scheduling server to manage the schedule of a conference room. The portable electronic device receives an address and an application identifier from each rf beacon and opens a scheduling application in response.
04/17/14
20140106782
 Method and system for adaptive location determination for mobile device patent thumbnailnew patent Method and system for adaptive location determination for mobile device
An example method includes connecting to a call center by a user equipment (ue) device via a voice call and receiving a request for a current location. The device is determined to be in an outdoor environment if the signal strength of satellite signals used by a global positioning system (gps) is greater than a threshold.
04/17/14
20140106758
 Method and apparatus for facilitating a beacon-assisted handover to a home node-b for users on an active call patent thumbnailnew patent Method and apparatus for facilitating a beacon-assisted handover to a home node-b for users on an active call
Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are disclosed for facilitating a beacon-assisted handover from a macro network to a femto cell during an active call. A femto cell management system assigns a unique identifier to a femto cell, which the femto cell utilizes to broadcast a beacon at a frequency different than the operating frequency of the femto cell.
04/17/14
20140106735
 User identification and location determination in control applications patent thumbnailnew patent User identification and location determination in control applications
A system in which a portable electronic device communicates with an external device to determine a location. Upon determining its location, the portable electronic device transmits this information as well as identifying information to a control processor.
04/17/14
20140105186
 Methods and arrangements to coordinate communications of different types of devices on a wireless network patent thumbnailnew patent Methods and arrangements to coordinate communications of different types of devices on a wireless network
Logic may coordinate communications of different types of wireless communications devices such as high power and low power wireless communications devices. Logic may coordinate communications by assigning time slots to a low power station (lp-sta) in a management frame such as a beacon transmitted by an access point (ap) associated with the lp-sta.
04/17/14
20140105097
 Service information pushing and receiving method, and related apparatus and system patent thumbnailnew patent Service information pushing and receiving method, and related apparatus and system
Embodiments of the present invention disclose a service information pushing and receiving method, and a related apparatus and system. The service information pushing method includes: obtaining, by a radio access point (ap), service information provided by a service provider, adding the service information to a beacon frame, and broadcasting the beacon frame.
04/17/14
20140105037
 Determining transmission parameters for transmitting beacon framers patent thumbnailnew patent Determining transmission parameters for transmitting beacon framers
A method includes dynamically determining transmission parameters for transmission of beacon frames corresponding to a wireless local area network (wlan) supported by an access point. The transmission parameters being based on zero or more client devices connected to the wlan or monitored data indicative of a load at the access point..
04/17/14
20140104109
 Gnss reception using distributed time synchronization patent thumbnailnew patent Gnss reception using distributed time synchronization
A gnss receiver communicates with any connectivity device, such as a wifi device that is, in turn, in communication with a wired network having access to the dti timing. Such connectivity devices may set their timing and frame synchronization to the dti and thus serve as geopositioning beacons, thereby enabling the gnss receiver to accurately determine its position.
04/17/14
20140104054
 Beacon with flashing and continuously illuminated leds patent thumbnailnew patent Beacon with flashing and continuously illuminated leds
A beacon configured for mounting on a vehicle having an array of leds providing a flashing light signal to observers and having an array of leds providing scene illumination to a portion of the vehicle.. .
04/10/14
20140100066
 Arrow construction system having tip canister electronics patent thumbnailArrow construction system having tip canister electronics
An arrow construction system comprising a tip canister configured to receive an arrow tip and to attach to an arrow shaft. The tip canister contains a power source and sensitive electronics.
04/10/14
20140098956
Simple pairing to generate private keys for different protocol communications
An integrated circuit radio transceiver and associated method comprises a multi-mode device operable to support personal area network communications as well as traditional wireless local area network communications. In one embodiment, ieee 802.11 protocol ibss communications are used to transport bluetooth communication data packets.
04/10/14
20140098729
Buffered indication of individually addressed traffic with reduced power consumption
Embodiments provide a technique for enabling a wireless device to operate in a power saving mode without completely cutting off the wireless device from receiving outside communications. The technique includes, at an access point (ap), generating traffic indication map (tim) information that indicates whether downlink data directed to the wireless device is buffered at the ap.
04/10/14
20140098393
Image forming apparatus and method of reducing power consumption of communication module
An image forming apparatus and an image forming method include a communication interface to communicate with a terminal device, an image former to form an image of data provided from the terminal device through the communication, and a controller to determine whether there is an image forming job of the data during a preset time, and, when determining that no image forming job is received, changing a transmission cycle of a beacon signal sent to synchronize with the terminal device or to provide device information.. .
04/03/14
20140094196
Systems and methods for providing text beacons
Techniques for providing and using a text beacon are disclosed. In one particular embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a method comprising the steps of receiving a communication from an initiating client device to initiate a beacon, the communication designating at least one recipient for the beacon and at least one trigger condition for the beacon; sending a communication to a recipient client device associated with the at least one designated recipient, the communication designating the initiating client device; receiving a request for location information associated with the beacon; determining that the request for location information matches the at least one trigger condition for the beacon; and responding to the request for location information by sending position information, based at least on determining that the request matches the trigger conditions for the beacon..
04/03/14
20140094116
Power transmitting device having device discovery and power transfer capabilities
A wireless power transfer system is disclosed that includes a power station and a chargeable device. The power station transmits discovery beacons in order to detect a chargeable device within its vicinity using any available communication protocols and/or standards.
04/03/14
20140092797
Enhancement of low power medium access stas
Enhanced low power medium access (lpma) processes involve the enhanced lpma sta indicating low power capabilities during association and being allocated an aid. The aid(s) for one or a group of enhanced lpma sta(s) are included in one tim sent during a different beacon interval than the aid(s) for another or another group of enhanced lpma sta(s).
04/03/14
20140091927
System for transmitting an alert
An alert beacon carried directly by a human being is equipped with a transmit circuit able to produce an alert signal transmitted on the same channel as that used by a walkie-talkie. The transmit circuit has a memory containing, for each symbol of the coordinates of the current position of the alert beacon, an audio transcription of the symbol, and a microcontroller able to introduce, into the alert signal produced, the audio transcriptions recorded in the memory corresponding to each symbol of the coordinates in such a way that the coordinates can be played back in the form of a voice message comprehensible to a user of any walkie-talkie that has received this message on a channel that is being listened to..
04/03/14
20140091626
Power receiving device having device discovery and power transfer capabilities
A wireless power transfer system is disclosed that includes a power station and a chargeable device. The power station transmits discovery beacons in order to detect a chargeable device within its vicinity using any available communication protocols and/or standards.
03/27/14
20140089111
Mobile device order entry and submission using proximity events
A system adapted to allow consumers to order delivered products and services from at least one establishment using proximity events is described. The system includes: a set of sensors, each sensor in the set of sensor adapted to transmit a wireless beacon signal, the beacon signal including a sensor id associated with the sensor, wherein each sensor in the set of sensors is associated with a particular location; and a server adapted to receive a request that includes the sensor id from a mobile device associated with a particular consumer, generate an order based at least partly on the request and associated with the particular location, and send the order to at least one establishment.
03/27/14
20140087769
System and method for proximity detection
The present invention is for a system and method for determining the proximity of a mobile device to a location without the use of a satellite based or other location awareness system, nor a stationary beacon of any kind instead, the mobile device monitors radio frequency broadcast identification codes from nearby mobile devices, and determines if the set of detected identification codes is sufficiently similar to a weighted set of identification codes attributed to specified location. If the calculation of similarity meets the confidence conditions of the system, notification is made that the customer or visitor has arrived.
03/27/14
20140087758
Positioning systems and methods and location based modification of computing device applications
A computerized method of identifying a location of mobile client terminals. The method comprises providing to a mobile client terminal a mapping dataset which defines a plurality of physical locations of a plurality of beacon devices, receiving at the mobile client terminal at least one distinct signal transmitted from at least one of the plurality of beacon devices, extracting from each of the at least one distinct signal an identifier of a beacon device of the plurality of beacon devices, matching between the identifier and one of the plurality of physical locations using the mapping dataset, and identifying a location of the mobile client according to the matching..
03/27/14
20140087752
Bluetooth beacon based location determination
Examples disclosed herein relate to utilizing bluetooth beacons for location determination of a mobile device. A wi-fi signal scan and a bluetooth beacon scan are initiated at the mobile device.
03/27/14
20140086129
Power management for wireless networks
Embodiments provide techniques for device power management in wireless networks. For instance, an apparatus may include a power management module, and a transceiver module.
03/27/14
20140085072
Led strobe light
A strobe light includes a base, a mounting post, a plurality of light emitting diode (led) lights, a control system, and a lens. The mounting post extends vertically from the base.
03/20/14
20140081848
Method for electronically processing a traffic offense and onboard-unit therefor
A method for electronically processing a traffic violation of a vehicle that comprises an onboard unit having a transceiver, an input device and an output device, and an onboard unit for carrying out the method, are provided. The method includes: transmitting a traffic violation message from a beacon to the transceiver of the onboard unit and outputting the traffic violation message on the output device of the onboard unit; accepting a user selection concerning two options via the input device of the onboard unit; if the user selection indicates the first option, transmitting the traffic violation message from the onboard unit to a remote central facility; if the user selection indicates the second option, generating a debit transaction related to the traffic violation and charging the debit transaction against a user account..
03/20/14
20140081718
Method, radio beacon and onboard unit for generating parking fee transactions
A method for generating a parking fee transaction for a vehicle that comprises an onboard unit having an identifier, and a radio beacon and an onboard unit for carrying out the method, are provided. The method includes: wirelessly polling the identifier by a roadside radio beacon as a current identifier, generating a parking fee transaction for the identifier if the current identifier is identical to a stored old identifier, storing the current identifier as the old identifier, waiting a predetermined time period, and repeating these steps..
03/20/14
20140080491
Beacon timeslot allocation
Beacon transmissions by access points (e.g., femtocells) are controlled in an attempt to increase the number of beacons seen by the access terminals in the vicinity of the access points. In some aspects, interference between beacons is reduced by, for example, scheduling beacon transmissions of neighboring access points at different times.
03/20/14
20140079034
Communication method, communication device, and computer program
An electronic device forming part of a communication system includes first processing circuitry configured to receive a beacon from a counterpart device. The communication system also includes second processing circuitry that causes the counterpart device to set a transmitting and receiving operation as active state for a first operating period..
03/20/14
20140078949
Early ending of frame reception
An additional cyclic redundancy check (crc) is inserted in ieee 802.11 beacon or data frames prior to the end of the frame, at a location following information sufficient for the receiving station to determine whether the frame is from an overlapping basic service set or intended for a different station and to extract other necessary or useful information such as a time of the next full beacon. Upon detecting the crc, the receiving sta can terminate reception of the frame early to conserve power, and then enter a low power operational mode to further conserve power..
03/20/14
20140077994
Method and system for 60 ghz antenna adaptation and user coordination based on base station beacons
Information may be communicated between two or more wireless devices via adaptive or steered antennas or antenna systems and 60 ghz signals. The adaptive or steered antennas or antenna systems may be initialized based upon location information determined from a beacon signal and/or a reference system.
03/13/14
20140071959
Method, apparatus, and computer program product for coexistence of wireless networks
Embodiments of the invention provide signaling mechanisms for wireless networks composed of a large number of stations. An example method embodiment comprises: receiving by a short-range access point in a basic service set, a beacon from a long-range access point in an overlapping basic service set, indicating a beginning and ending of a first quiet interval for short-range stations associated with the short-range access point; and transmitting by the short-range access point, a broadcast control frame, notifying the long-range access point of a second quiet interval for long-range stations associated with the long-range access point, the broadcast control frame further notifying the short-range stations associated with the short-range access point that they may access and transmit data during the second quiet interval..
03/13/14
20140071821
Fast access and control in wireless communications
A wireless local area network comprises an access point and at least one wireless device. The access point indicates in a downlink transmission whether access to the network is based on active scan or polling.
03/13/14
20140070950
Sanitization compliance monitoring system
A sanitization compliance monitoring system comprises care giver badges, patient bed beacons associated with patient beds, dispenser beacons associated with sanitization dispensers, and a central unit for wirelessly communicating with the badges.. .
03/13/14
20140070919
User identification and location determination in control applications
A system in which a portable electronic device communicates with an external device to determine a location. Upon determining its location, the portable electronic device transmits this information as well as identifying information to a control processor.
03/13/14
20140070720
Circuitry for portable lighting devices and portable rechargeable electronic devices
A portable electronic device, such as a flashlight, with a circuit for reducing the initial surge of current that is sent through the lamp filament when a flashlight is turned on is provided. The circuit reduces the stresses placed on the lamp bulb when it is turned on, thereby extending the life expectancy of the lamp bulb.
03/06/14
20140068778
Securing databases against piracy attacks
A database for location or geographic based services is secured by requiring location based requests to include a unique identifier that identifies the location as well as an authorization identifier associated with the location. The authorization identifier is information that is obtained by being physically present at the location, such as information from access points that are at the location or a position fix when present at the location.
03/06/14
20140067249
Marine threat monitoring and defense system
A marine threat monitoring and defense system and method protects a target vessel in icy or other marine regions. The system uses communications, user interfaces, and data sources to identify marine obstacles (e.g., icebergs, ice floes, pack ice, etc.) near a target vessel performing set operations (e.g., a stationed structure performing drilling or production operations or a seismic survey vessel performing exploration operations with a planned route).
03/06/14
20140066058
Optimization on network assisted proximity services discovery management
Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for network assisted prose discovery management are provided. One method includes establishing, by a network element, a discovery context of a user equipment, and transmitting a discovery context establishment request comprising beacon information on at least one other user that a user of the user equipment is interested in discovering..
03/06/14
20140065964
Method, apparatus, and computer program product for the exchanging of information between wireless devices for joining
Method, apparatus, and computer program product example embodiments exchange information between wireless devices for joining. In example embodiments, a method comprises receiving wireless messages, each of the wireless messages including a first timing synchronization function value of a respective one of candidate beacon groups from which the wireless messages are sent; calculating a first difference between a selected target timing synchronization function value and a timing synchronization function value of the apparatus; receiving subsequent wireless messages, each of the subsequent wireless messages including a second timing synchronization function value of a respective one of the candidate beacon groups from which the subsequent wireless messages are sent; calculating second differences between the subsequently received second timing synchronization function values and the timing synchronization function value of the apparatus; and selecting a target beacon group for joining having a second difference within a predefined threshold from the first difference..
03/06/14
20140064260
Method, system and article for wireless devices to discover and connect to other devices
Methods and systems are disclosed for a first wireless device to select a wireless network connection to a second wireless device. The wireless network may be a wireless local area network (wlan), such as a wi-fi network.
03/06/14
20140064257
Method of establishing a first and a second association which are decoupled
A method for establishing a first and second association between a main node and respectively a first and second wireless node is disclosed. The first association associates a first virtual access point vap1 of the main node and the first node.
03/06/14
20140064245
Systems and methods for dynamic association ordering based on service differentiation in wireless local area networks
Embodiments relate to systems and methods for dynamic association ordering based on service differentiation in wireless local area networks. A wifi™ or other access point can broadcast beacon information to surrounding stations, and receive probe requests from those stations seeking to associate with the access point.
03/06/14
20140064173
Standby time improvements for stations in a wireless network
A method includes receiving, at a station, a first delivery traffic indication message (dtim) assigned to a first delivery interval. The first dtim is configured to indicate whether group-addressed traffic is scheduled for delivery during a beacon interval.
03/06/14
20140064166
Dynamic selection of early-rx duration during network sleep operation
Systems, methods, and devices for saving power in wireless communications devices are described herein. In some aspects, an apparatus includes a memory unit configured to store wake-up information associated with a wake-up time duration for receiving a beacon signal, and includes a processor operationally coupled to the memory unit.
03/06/14
20140064164
Transmitting beacon frames over a wireless data link
A method and apparatus are described for transmitting beacon frames to an electronic device over a wireless data. In the described embodiments, a processing subsystem is coupled to a transceiver and is configured to determine a beacon frame interval based on a highest common factor of a listen interval for the electronic device and a delivery traffic indication message interval, and to control the transceiver to transmit a beacon frame each beacon frame interval..
03/06/14
20140062792
Method of near-field electromagnetic ranging and location
A method of near-field electromagnetic ranging and location exploits the long-wavelength, near-field characteristics of low-frequency rf signals like those in the vicinity of the am broadcast band. These signals are robust against scattering from small objects and only mildly perturbed by the urban landscape including building structures.
03/06/14
20140062713
Light beacon assembly
The present application relates to a light beacon, light beacon assembly, and methods of its construction. In one aspect, a light beacon assembly includes a housing including a base and a lens cooperating to enclose an interior volume, the lens having a generally cylindrical shape.
03/06/14
20140062695
Method and apparatus for improving tracker battery life while outside a base safe-zone
Methods, devices, and systems for saving battery service life by preventing false alarms when a tracked asset is intentionally removed from a base safe-zone. A portable safe-zone beacon may create a portable safe-zone by broadcasting signals similar to a transmitter within a base safe-zone.
03/06/14
20140061307
Encoded information reading terminal with wireless path selecton capability
A portable encoded information reading (eir) terminal for incorporation in a data collection system can comprise a terminal module communicatively coupled to a wireless interface module via a wired interface. The terminal module can include a central processing unit (cpu), a memory, and an encoded information reading (eir) device.
02/27/14
20140057651
Filtering and clustering crowd-sourced data for determining beacon positions
Embodiments analyze crowd-sourced data to identify a moved or moving beacon. The crowd-sourced data involving a particular beacon is filtered based on a cluster start time associated with the beacon.
02/27/14
20140057252
Binary dna probe for fluorescent analysis of nucleic acids
The invention is directed to binary oligonucleotide probes for nucleic analysis, which probes can be made of dna or rna that recognize nucleic acid analytes (both dna and rna) with unprecedented high selectivity under mild conditions and are highly sensitive to single nucleotide mismatches (snp single nucleotide polymorphisms) without pcr amplification. In one group, the binary probes indicate that they have hybridized to a particular nucleic analyte by binding to a molecular beacon that gives off a fluorescent signal.
02/27/14
20140056232
Methods and arrangements for traffic indication mapping in wireless networks
Logic may implement a hierarchical data structure for traffic indication mapping to facilitate transmissions for wireless communications devices. Mac sublayer logic may generate and transmit or receive and interpret management frames such as beacon frames with a partial virtual bitmap in a traffic indication map element based upon the hierarchical data structure for traffic indication mapping.
02/27/14
20140056199
Power saving mode for access point
An access point including a beacon module that determines a beacon interval and that defines a first portion and a second portion of the beacon interval during which the access point operates in a normal mode and a power save mode, respectively. On receiving a communication from a client station during the first portion, a control module does not transition the access point from the normal mode to the power save mode at an end of the first portion.
02/27/14
20140056192
Wireless local area network discovery using non-wlan timing reference
Methods, systems, and devices are described for assisting discovery of a wireless local area network (wlan). A timing reference originating from a first radio technology is identified by a user equipment (ue).
02/20/14
20140051349
Radio communication system, radio terminal, control method of radio terminal and control program of radio terminal
In a radio communication system of the present invention, a radio master terminal and a radio relay terminal are configured to transmit beacon signals each containing relay stage number information which is information indicating the number of radio relay terminals via which communication with the radio master terminal is performed, and the radio terminal which newly participates in the radio communication system includes: a reception level measuring section for measuring reception levels of received beacon signals; a relay stage number analyzing section for obtaining relay stage number information from each of the received beacon signals; and an upper radio terminal deciding section for deciding as a connection target a radio terminal which is a transmission source of the beacon signal in which the measured reception level is determined as equal to or higher than a specified value, and the relay stage number is smallest based on the obtained relay stage number information.. .
02/20/14
20140050093
Coexistence support for multi-channel wireless communications
Systems and techniques relating to wireless communications are described. A described technique includes monitoring a group of wireless channels that are useable by at least a first wireless communication device for wireless communications, receiving one or more beacon signals from one or more second wireless communication devices, identifying, within the group of wireless channels, one or more primary channels on which the one or more beacon signals are received, estimating a traffic load for the one or more identified primary channels, determining, based on the estimated traffic load, whether to use as a primary channel for the first wireless communication device, a channel of the one or more identified primary channels or a channel of the group of wireless channels that is separate from the one or more identified primary channels; and selecting the primary channel for the first wireless communication device based on a result of the determining..
02/20/14
20140049443
Extendable loop antenna for portable communication device
The present invention discloses a wireless communication device with an extendable planar antenna. The antenna is made of a radiating loop, and a ground plane, wherein the loop is parallel to the ground plane and the distance between the loop and the ground plane is configurable, attaining at least two positions: a stowed position where the loop is close to the ground plane, and an operational position where the loop moves apart from the ground plane, to improve the antenna radiation properties.
02/13/14
20140045525
Methods of and systems for measuring beacon stability of wireless access points
Methods of and systems for measuring beacon stability of wireless access points are provided. A method of determining a measure of likelihood that a designated wireless device exhibits at least one pathological characteristic includes determining a set of reference points associated with a designated wireless device, and retrieving attributes of the reference points, attributes associated with other wireless devices related to the designated wireless device, and/or statistical information.
02/13/14
20140045522
Unsynchronized time-of-flight-based wireless positioning system using network broadcasts
In a positioning system, each network access device in a first subset of n1 network access devices transmits a wireless location beacon signal, producing n1 wireless location beacon signals that are transmitted by the first subset. Each network access device in a second subset of n2 network access devices receives the n1 wireless location beacon signals from the first subset and calculates n1 toas from each of the n1 received wireless location beacon signals, producing n1×n2 calculated toas by the second subset.
02/13/14
20140044118
Method and device for transmitting a synchronization signal in a wireless communication system
The present invention relates to a method and device for an access point to transmit a signal in a wireless communication system. A method for an access point to transmit a synchronization signal includes: generating a frame for synchronizing a timer of a station connected to an access point; and transmitting the frame for synchronization.
02/13/14
20140044031
Channel-occupancy efficient, low power wireless networking
An apparatus and method are provided for efficiently sharing a single wireless channel and for providing improved power saving. Automatic beacon “sliding” establishes a round-robin contention-free channel schedule among multiple ibsss.
02/13/14
20140043233
Interactive system and remote device
An interactive system includes a display, a processor and a remote controller. The display includes at least one reference beacon for providing light with a predetermined feature.
02/06/14
20140038524
Method and apparatus pertaining to the timing of stylus location transmissions
A stylus includes a stylus housing that contains a location-beacon transmitter, a wireless receiver, and a control circuit that operably couples to the preceding. By one approach the control circuit is configured to use the location-beacon transmitter to transmit signals as a function of at least one signal received via the wireless receiver.
02/06/14
20140038523
Hierarchical navigation and remediation in datacenters
Methods, devices, and machine-readable and executable instructions are provided for hierarchical navigation and remediation in datacenters. An example method to provide hierarchical navigation and remediation confirmation in datacenters includes providing navigation toward a reported component with a mobile electronic device via a hierarchy of navigational functionality that includes a differential wireless signal positioning system and a short range beacon detection system, verifying an identity of the reported component with the mobile electronic device, providing a testing protocol with the mobile electronic device to diagnose a fault associated with the reported component, providing a number of remedial instructions regarding the reported component with the mobile electronic device, and providing a remediation verification protocol with the mobile device to confirm whether the remediation was successful..
02/06/14
20140036887
Wireless communication system, wireless communication apparatus and wireless communication method and computer program
In order to solve problems arising when a communication system such as a wireless lan is constructed as a decentralized distributed type network without a relationship of control station and controlled stations such as a master station and slave stations, in a wireless communication system composed of a plurality of communication stations without a relationship of control station and controlled stations, respective communication stations transmit beacons with information concerning a network written thereon with each other to construct the network, and it becomes possible to make sophisticated judgment such as communication states of other communication stations by those beacons.. .
02/06/14
20140036751
Beacon scheduling for wireless networks
A system and method for reducing energy consumption in a wireless network. In one embodiment, a system includes a network coordinator configured to manage access to a wireless network.
02/06/14
20140036746
Listen interval (li) selection for wlan client
The listen interval of a wlan client is selected to have one of a plurality of values, including a start listen interval (sli) and one or more longer listen intervals (e.g., transient listen interval (tli), maximum listen interval (mli)). The listen interval is set to sli in response to (1) detecting that an applications processor of the wlan client is in an awake state, (2) detecting transmit/receive activity on the wireless link, and (3) failing to detect an expected beacon signal on the wireless link.
02/06/14
20140036502
Beacon light with reflector and light emitting diodes
The present invention is directed to a beacon light with a light emitting diode (led) reflector optic. In one embodiment, the led reflector optic includes a reflector having a plurality of reflecting surfaces and being associated with at least one optical axis, each reflecting surface including a curved cross-section and at least one led positioned at a focal distance of a respective one of the plurality of reflecting surfaces..
01/30/14
20140033055
Animated globe showing real-time web user performance measurements
A method includes providing a graphical user interface (gui) that displays a view of the globe as from outer space. The view including a geographic distribution of beacons having one or more visual attributes.
01/30/14
20140031980
Systems and methods for extending slam to multiple regions
Vector field slam is a method for localizing a mobile robot in an unknown environment from continuous signals such as wifi or active beacons. Disclosed is a technique for localizing a robot in relatively large and/or disparate areas.
01/30/14
20140031002
Emergency beacons
A portable battery-powered communications device is configured to operate in a bidirectional communications mode in which voice and/or data is communicated in a bidirectional manner using a bi-directional communications protocol; and to operate in an emergency beacon mode. When the device is in the emergency beacon mode the device is configured periodically to transmit an emergency positioning message at maximum power using the bi-directional communications protocol, transmission of the emergency positioning message defining a beacon transmit period; optionally, to listen for transmissions using the bi-directional communications protocol in a beacon response period immediately following the beacon transmit period; and to refrain from powering transmit and receive circuitry of the device other than during the beacon transmit period and the beacon response period..


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