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07/21/16
20160212634 
 Techniques for dynamic network optimization using geolocation and network modeling patent thumbnailTechniques for dynamic network optimization using geolocation and network modeling
Techniques for dynamic network optimization using geolocation and network modeling are disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a system for improving performance of a mobile communications network.
Jdsu Uk Limited


07/21/16
20160212633 
 Techniques for dynamic network optimization using geolocation and network modeling patent thumbnailTechniques for dynamic network optimization using geolocation and network modeling
Techniques for dynamic network optimization using geolocation and network modeling are disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a system for network optimization.
Jdsu Uk Limited


07/21/16
20160210647 
 Method of determining segmentations of subscribers, network entity using the same, and server using the same patent thumbnailMethod of determining segmentations of subscribers, network entity using the same, and server using the same
The present disclosure proposes a network entity, a server, and methods of determining the segmentations of the subscribers. In one of the exemplary embodiments, a network entity may receive a plurality of signaling messages of the plurality of subscribers, cdrs of the plurality of subscribers, and service contents of the plurality of subscribers, and obtain user information of the plurality of subscribers.

07/21/16
20160210369 
 System and  controlling and organizing metadata associated with on-line content patent thumbnailSystem and controlling and organizing metadata associated with on-line content
A system and method are disclosed for controlling metadata associated with content on an electronic device that includes displaying interface screens for user entry of metadata control instructions, accepting user instructions, modifying metadata of applicable content, and associating the modified metadata with the applicable content. The system can export and/or store the applicable content along with modified metadata.

07/21/16
20160210332 
 Expediting pattern matching queries against time series data patent thumbnailExpediting pattern matching queries against time series data
Provided is a process including: obtaining activity profiles; for each activity profile, sorting the activity records in order of the timestamps; obtaining a query having a rule specifying criteria to select a subset of the individuals; and for each sorted activity profile: iterating through the sorted activity records in sorted order and at each iteration: determining whether the attribute of the geolocation of the respective activity record matches the activity of the activity pattern and, in response to determining a match: determining the activity pattern count; determining whether the activity pattern count satisfies the first condition and, in response to determining that the first condition is satisfied: initializing the activity pattern count; determining the quantifier count; and determining whether the quantifier count satisfies the second condition and, in response designating the individual corresponding to the respective sorted activity profile as responsive to the query.. .
Placeiq, Inc.


07/14/16
20160205488 
 Multiuser, geofixed acoustic simulations patent thumbnailMultiuser, geofixed acoustic simulations
A system for multiuser, geofixed acoustic simulations using a shared soundscape built and stored on a central server, via interfaces that also allow for live and competitive modification. A central server disseminates sound events from the soundscape to individual devices carried by users, which integrate geolocation information, head orientation information, and head-related transfer functions (hrtfs) to generate user-specific audio feeds.
Raytheon Bbn Technologies Corporation


07/14/16
20160203518 
 Dynamic photo and message alteration based on geolocation patent thumbnailDynamic photo and message alteration based on geolocation
A geographic location based content editing system to advertise a business through a social media network. A business organization registers in the system by providing a plurality of business elements therein.
Life Impact Solutions, Llc


07/14/16
20160203320 
 Privacy protection for mobile devices patent thumbnailPrivacy protection for mobile devices
Described systems and methods allow a mobile device, such as a smartphone or a tablet computer, to protect a user of the respective device from fraud and/or loss of privacy. In some embodiments, the mobile device receives from a server a risk indicator indicative of whether executing a target application causes a privacy risk.
Bitdefender Ipr Management Ltd.


07/14/16
20160203211 
 Geolocation data analytics on multi-group populations of user computing devices patent thumbnailGeolocation data analytics on multi-group populations of user computing devices
Provided is a process including: obtaining device identifiers of a population of user computing devices; obtaining groups of the users computing devices obtaining one or more places of interest; assigning user computing devices to either a treatment collection xor a control collection based on hash values of the device identifiers; directing application of the treatment according to the assignment; obtaining geolocations visited by the user computing devices; assigning the geolocations to either the treatment collection xor the control collection based on hash values of device identifiers associated with the geolocations; assigning the geolocations to one or more of the groups based on the device identifiers associated with the geolocations; and for each group, determining a respective amount of visits to at least some of the one or more places of interest attributable to the treatment based on the geolocation assignments.. .
Placeiq, Inc.


07/14/16
20160200331 
 System and  synthesizing rail vehicle event information patent thumbnailSystem and synthesizing rail vehicle event information
This disclosure relates to a system configured to identify geolocations in a rail network where rail vehicle events are likely to occur. In some implementations, the system may include one or more of a processor, a computing system, electronic storage, external resources, and/or other components.
Smartdrive Systems, Inc.


07/07/16
20160198301 

Validating services business addresses from payments and geolocation data


Systems, methods, and computer program products are provided for determining on a web map whether a business exists at a given location. A specialized computing device receives a possible geographic location indicating where the business may be.
Mastercard International Incorporated


07/07/16
20160196577 

Geotargeting of content by dynamically detecting geographically dense collections of mobile computing devices


Provided is a process of selectively providing content to computing devices based on geographic proximity to dynamically detected events drawing crowds, the process including: obtaining, with one or more computers, data indicative of current geolocations of more than 5,000 mobile computing devices based on information reported by an application executing on the mobile computing devices; inferring, with one or more computers, that an event with a crowd is occurring based on the data indicative of the geolocations indicating an amount of people and a proximity of the people; selecting, with one or more computers, content in response to the inference; and sending, with one or more computers, the selected content to one or more user computing devices for presentation based on proximity between the one or more user computing devices and a geographic location of the event with the crowd.. .
Retailmenot, Inc.


07/07/16
20160196039 

Rearranging display of mobile applications based on geolocation


Rearranging a set of generated application display panels is provided. A set of application display icons corresponding to a set of mobile applications installed on a mobile data processing system having matching keyword tags with a geolocation keyword tag corresponding to a defined geographic area is inserted into a set of generated application display panels.
International Business Machines Corporation


06/30/16
20160189184 

Method and system for identifying geographic markets for merchant expansion


A method and a system are provided for identifying geographic markets for merchant expansion. In particular, a method and a system are provided for identifying geographic markets for merchant expansion based on the geolocations of the purchasing and payment activities of payment card holders and/or geolocations of residence of the payment card holders.

06/30/16
20160183459 

System for management of data files for agricultural machines


A system for managing data files used in the operation of agricultural machines comprises an agricultural machine and a software application executed by a processing element on a mobile electronic device. The agricultural machine includes a mechanical component that performs an operation in a field and a control system for controlling functioning of the mechanical component.

06/30/16
20160183458 

System for management of data files for agricultural machines


An agricultural machine for performing field operations comprises a mechanical component and a control system. The mechanical component performs an operation in a field.

06/23/16
20160182425 

Method and system for facilitating communication based on geolocation


Disclosed is a method of facilitating communication of a message from a sender to a recipient based on geolocation. The method may include receiving, using a processor, a message associated with a sender.

06/23/16
20160182174 

Geolocation information for dvb-t2 style system


A time reference field is added to an l1 pre-signaling table of a broadcast dvb-t2 signal and location information is added to a cell list descriptor of a network information table (nit) of the broadcast dvb-t2 signal. A dvb-t2 receiver uses the time reference field and the location information from 5 the received broadcast dvb-t2 signal to determine its location..

06/16/16
20160174185 

Method and system for location estimation


Several methods and systems for location estimation are disclosed. In an embodiment, the method includes performing a primary wireless scan to identify a first set of access points at a user location associated with a first user location estimate.
Texas Instruments Incorporated


06/16/16
20160171855 

Systems and methods for asset tracking using an ad-hoc mesh network of mobile devices


An asset includes a short range transmitter that broadcasts a first signal that includes a unique identifier associated with the asset. Each asset is carried by one of number of mobile devices, and each asset is freely exchangeable between any of the number of mobile devices.
Gogoro Inc.


06/16/16
20160171238 

Geolocation-based encryption method and system


A geolocation-based encryption method and system. The geolocation-based encryption method and system may comprise the steps of: providing an encryption application running on a first mobile computing device and a second mobile computing device; generating a key based, at least in part, of a geolocation data, a device identification data, and a unique file identifier associated with said digital content; selecting a target location on the first mobile computing device to create a gps data, which may be a portion of the geolocation data; encrypting a digital content based on the key; establishing secure session(s) among the user, a recipient, and server(s); and transmitting the encrypted digital content to the server(s).

06/16/16
20160171011 

Methods and systems for generating a digital celebrity map tour guide


Systems and methods of creating a tour on a digital celebrity map are disclosed, including steps to receive a user geolocation; determine a map area around the user geolocation; retrieve, from a data repository, celebrity geolocations within the map area, wherein each celebrity geolocation is associated with at least one named celebrity, and wherein each of the celebrity geolocations is associated with a celebrity geolocation type selected from the group consisting of celebrity real estate property, celebrity sighting location, and celebrity hotspot; transmit the celebrity geolocations to the computing appliance, for display on the digital celebrity map; receive a request to generate a tour to the celebrity geolocations, wherein the tour starts from the user geolocation; and in response to the user request, generate for display on the digital celebrity map, the tour to the celebrity geolocations.. .
Velvet Ropes, Inc.


06/09/16
20160165405 

Devices and methods for indoor geolocation


Simple methods and low-cost apparatuses for remote geolocation of subjects in an indoor environment. Each subject wears or caries a device that transmits low-power radio-frequency (rf) signals.

06/09/16
20160165391 

System and processes to facilitate context-based messaging


A process, a system or both may be configured to correlate triggers indicative of an occurrence of one or more events or other data associated with lodging for a traveler, determine if one or more precedent conditions associated with the one or more events are satisfied, and generate one or more context-specific messages when the one or more precedent conditions have been satisfied. Context-specific messages may be communicated (e.g.
Homeaway, Inc.


06/09/16
20160163184 

Global positioning system equipped with hazard detector and a system for providing hazard alerts thereby


The present invention relates to detectors of hazardous environmental conditions (e.g., smoke, gas, motion). Specifically, the invention relates to a hazard detector configured to transmit and/or receive information related to hazardous environmental conditions based at least in part on the location of the hazard detector as identified through one or more location based service means (e.g., global positioning systems (gps), cellular triangulation, internet ip geolocation)..

06/09/16
20160162706 

Method for processing geolocation data


The present invention relates to a method for processing geolocation data, including the implementation, by means for processing data from a server, of the steps of: (a) transmitting a geolocation request to a mobile terminal including geolocation means; (b) receiving geolocation data from the mobile terminal; (c) associating said geolocation data with a unique identifier, itself associated with the mobile terminal, in a database stored in data storage means; (d) receiving a geolocation request transmitted by an application server, the request including said unique identifier associated with the mobile terminal; (e) generating and sending, to the application server, a response to the request depending on the geolocation data associated with the unique identifier in said data base, and on the rules associated with the application server.. .
Institut Mines-télécom


06/09/16
20160162602 

Methods and proximally informed database searches


In one embodiment, a device-initiated search where a search device may initiate a proximity-informed search of one or more datastores based on processed proximity information strings, and then updates another datastore with the results learned from the first datastore and/or generates a second search query that may be forwarded to a second datastore. In another embodiment, a proximally-based database search may be initiated by a database when a search device sends proximity information (information strings geolocation information) to a first datastore, which may derive search information from the proximity information received from the search device, and then initiates a query of a second datastore with the derived information.

06/09/16
20160159380 

System for monitoring the operating conditions of a train


A system includes an onboard device and a ground device. The onboard device incorporates a geolocation device, a plurality of sensors and at least one shaping module for the raw measurement signals delivered by one or more of said sensors to generate at least one formatted signal.
Alstom Transport Technologies


06/02/16
20160157060 

Providing streaming geolocation information


A device may obtain event information regarding a set of user equipment. The device may determine a first location for a particular user equipment, of the set of user equipment, based on the event information and a stored set of parameters.
Jdsu Uk Limited


06/02/16
20160156976 

Map your movie


A method of displaying an interactive geographical representation associated with a video content item is described. The method includes: playing the video content item, wherein the video content item includes at least one scene; requesting relevant metadata associated with the at least one video scene, the relevant metadata including a geographical representation and geolocation metadata associated with the at least video scene; receiving the relevant metadata; and displaying an interactive geographical representation along with at least one visual indication, wherein the at least one visual indication is associated with the at least one video scene and positioned at a location indicated by the geolocation metadata.
Cisco Technology, Inc.


06/02/16
20160155320 

Methods and contingency communications


Methods and systems for contingency communication are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for providing emergency services may be performed by a base station operating in a communication system.
Neocific, Inc.


05/26/16
20160150372 

Geolocation check-in system


Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems, methods and computer program products for providing a geolocation check-in system. An exemplary apparatus is configured to collect positioning data related to a user.
Bank Of America Corporation


05/26/16
20160150362 

Geolocation bracelet, system, and methods


An identity, position, and/or health monitoring apparatus is provided. The identity, position, and/or health monitoring apparatus includes a retention feature, such as a wristband, configured to removably secure the monitoring apparatus to a person, such as a child.
Webandz, Inc.


05/26/16
20160149894 

System and providing multi factor authentication


An authentication technique is disclosed that permits or denies access to content based on several factors. Such factors include a user id, a user password, a device id, and a unique dynamic password.
Appright, Inc.


05/26/16
20160148362 

Content aware fill based on similar images


A user identifies an unwanted object in a source image. Related images are identified on the basis of timestamp and/or geolocation metadata.
Adobe Systems Incorporated


05/26/16
20160148127 

Geolocation check-in system


Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems, methods and computer program products for providing a geolocation check-in system. An exemplary apparatus is configured to collect positioning data related to a user.
Bank Of America Corporation


05/19/16
20160142916 

Data stitching for networked automation


A telecommunication carrier may stitch data from multiple sources to support device automation and access control. A state may be assigned to a user of a user device at a telecommunication carrier based on a data stitch of information from multiple data sources.
T-mobile Usa, Inc.


05/19/16
20160142532 

Location-based and time-based mobile device security


Approaches are provided for preventing unauthorized access to mobile devices. An approach includes determining at least one of connectivity and a geolocation of a mobile device.
International Business Machines Corporation


05/19/16
20160141869 

Demand response device


Aspects of the subject technology relate to a demand response device that is configured to receive comparison report information from a notification system, wherein the notification system is configured to execute steps including receiving at least one temperature report for each of a plurality of demand response devices, and identifying two or more demand response devices that share a common geographic location. In some aspects, a notification system of the subject technology can be further configured for generating a comparison report, wherein the comparison report is based on the ambient temperature information and the geolocation data for at least two of the plurality of demand response devices..
Opower, Inc.


05/19/16
20160140556 

Method and system for determining affiliation of foreign payment card holders with domestic educational institutions


A method and a system are provided determining affiliation of foreign payment card holders (e.g., students) with domestic educational institutions (e.g., universities and colleges). In particular, the present disclosure provides a method and a system for assessing the relative degree of proximity of the residential geolocation of the foreign payment card holders and the geolocation of the domestic educational institutions to facilitate determining whether the foreign payment card holders are affiliated with the domestic educational institutions, and also for assessing purchasing and payment behavior of the foreign payment card holders at domestic merchants.
Mastercard International Incorporated


05/12/16
20160134644 

Geolocation safety awareness


A method and/or technique for geolocation safety awareness is provided herein. When a user, having a client device, travels to a location, threats associated with that location may not be known to the user.
Yahoo!, Inc.


05/12/16
20160133136 

Method of representing a cartographic image in a geolocated display system taking into account the accuracy of geolocation


The general field of the invention is that of methods of representing a cartographic image in a geolocated synthetic vision system for vehicles, said system including a cartographic database, geolocation means, graphic generation means enabling generation of a two-dimensional or three-dimensional synthetic view of said terrain, and a display device. In the method in accordance with the invention, the angular position of each point of the synthetic view is known with an angular error depending on the distance of said vehicle and the accuracy of geolocation of said vehicle, if said angular error is less than or equal to a predetermined angular tolerance, the point is represented in a standard representation mode and if said angular error is greater than a predetermined angular tolerance, the point is represented in an uncertainty representation mode different from the standard representation mode.
Thales


05/12/16
20160129960 

Bicycle theft monitoring and recovery devices


Bicycle theft monitoring and recovery systems include a tracking device with geolocation capabilities that is mountable to or integrated into a bicycle or other asset. Communications between the tracking device and a networked server or a user device permit configuring the tracking device as well as receiving reports of asset disturbances.
Biketrak, Inc.


05/05/16
20160127864 

Method, recording medium and electronic device of 3d geolocation


A method, a recording medium and an electronic device of 3d geolocation are provided. The method includes the following steps: distributing a plurality of samples that are already 2d-geolocated into a plurality of geographic areas according to 2d locations of the samples, wherein each sample includes a measurement report provided by a user equipment attached to a mobile network; generating a relative sequence of altitudes of the samples in each geographic area according to altitude-related data obtained from the samples in the geographic area; and determining the altitudes of the samples in each geographic area according to the relative sequence of the geographic area..

05/05/16
20160127485 

Recommendations based on geolocation


In one embodiment, a method includes accessing geolocation data indicating a current geolocation of a client device of a user; identifying one or more categories of interest to the user based at least in part on social information of the user; identifying one or more objects based at least in part on the current geolocation; and determining one or more recommendations for the user based at least in part on a calculated interest value of each identified object. The calculated interest value is based at least in part on the identified categories of interest to the user.
Facebook, Inc.


05/05/16
20160127384 

Method and system for geolocation verification of resources


A method of geolocation verification, including obtaining the geolocation of an operating system, generating a unique system id for an installed operating system, and transmitting the geolocation of the operating system and a system id to a data repository. The method further includes receiving a request to either initiate deployment of, or grant access to, a computer object associated with the operating system, identifying if the computer object requires geolocation verification, then identifying an object id associated with the computer object and communicating each of the object id, the geolocation of the operating system, and the system id, to a domain controller for assessment.
Sync-n-scale, Llc


05/05/16
20160125507 

Collaborative geolocation shopping


Methods and systems for facilitating collaborative shopping are described. A user creates and shares a shopping list containing desired items.
Stubhub, Inc.


04/28/16
20160117347 

Method and system of using image recognition and geolocation signal analysis in the construction of a social media user identity graph


A social media identity/construct is created for a person by locating social media profiles of the person at least by one or both of i) recognizing image(s) in one or more social media postings related to the person and ii) correlating geolocation data embedded in one or more social media postings related to the person or the person's social media connections, analyzing, monitor social media outlets and channels to create a social media profile for the person.. .

04/21/16
20160109578 

Disruption detection of a positioning measurement differential correction message of a satellite geolocation device


The invention relates to a disruption detection method and device for a positioning measurement correction message of a satellite geolocation device, able to receive a composite radio signal including a plurality of signals each emitted by a satellite in view of the geolocation device, and a positioning measurement differential correction message (mc) emitted by a satellite geolocation precision augmentation system. The device (20) according to the invention includes modules (32) computing, for each of the satellites in view, at least one differential correction coherence metric depending on a positioning measurement differential correction (cas) extracted from the received differential correction message (mc).

04/14/16
20160105770 

Instant media sharing to defined groups based on location


Disclosed are instant media sharing platforms, systems, and software comprising: mobile modules configured to determine geolocation, capture media, and transmit captured media to a server application, each captured media associated with a capture time and a capture geolocation; a database of geolocation information, the geolocation information associated with each user of the mobile application; and server modules configured to identify recipient users for each transmitted media, a recipient user present within a radius about a capture geolocation during a time interval about a capture time; and provide a media stream to each user of the mobile application, the media stream comprising transmitted media for which a user is identified as a recipient user, the media stream provided via the mobile application. Also disclosed are networks formed by and methods of using the same..

04/14/16
20160104131 

System and exchanging goods and services


A system for implementing an exchange of goods and services for barter currency and volunteer transactions over a computer network includes a server having a processor, memory, storage, a network interface, and remote communications devices for communicating data between the server and the remote communications devices. Each of the remote communications devices is associated with a participating individual.

04/14/16
20160103583 

Rearranging display of mobile applications based on geolocation


Rearranging a set of generated application display panels is provided. A set of application display icons corresponding to a set of mobile applications installed on a mobile data processing system having matching keyword tags with a geolocation keyword tag corresponding to a defined geographic area is inserted into a set of generated application display panels.

04/07/16
20160097857 

Integrated targeting device


An integrated targeting device comprising a housing, the housing comprising an input aperture and an output aperture, a geolocation module configured to estimate the geolocation of a selected target, an imaging module comprising an imaging camera, a laser comprising a seed laser configured to emit a seed laser beam and a moveable optical reflector, a display; and a processor operatively coupled to the laser module, the imaging module, the geolocation module; and the display.. .

03/31/16
20160094669 

Use of packet header extension for geolocation/geotargeting


A method for providing geo-location information in a communication packet is disclosed. The method comprises constructing an ipv6 packet using a client device.
A10 Networks, Incorporated


03/31/16
20160094645 

Dns-based load balancing


A domain name system (dns) server that is operable to apply dns-based load balancing policies based on geolocation and time of day is described herein. In an embodiment, the dns server determines a geolocation and a time of day associated with a plurality of dns queries and then obtains a domain name resolution policy that is associated with one or more of the geolocation and the time of day.
Microsoft Corporation


03/31/16
20160091611 

Method and integrity verification device location information obtained by at least two satellite geolocation devices


The invention relates to a method and a device for verifying the integrity of position vector information obtained by at least two satellite geolocation devices, each of the geolocation devices being able to receive a plurality of wireless signals from a plurality of separate satellites, and to use the received wireless signals to compute a position vector of said geolocation device, including position coordinates computed in a predetermined spatial reference at a given moment in time, each of the geolocation devices being independent of the other geolocation devices, the satellites used being able to be different from one geolocation device to the next. The method includes, for at least one considered pair of geolocation devices made up of a first geolocation device (gm) and a second geolocation device (gn), computing (34) a deviation statistic between a first position vector computed by the first geolocation device and a second position vector computed by the second geolocation device, and computing (36) an alarm statistical threshold (s(m,n)) based on the deviation statistic and a first predetermined probability (pfa).
Thales


03/24/16
20160085863 

User interface to augment an image


A system and method for a media filter publication application are described. The media filter publication application receives a content item and a selected geolocation, generates a media filter based on the content item and the selected geolocation, and supplies the media filter to a client device located at the selected geolocation..
Snapchat, Inc.


03/24/16
20160085773 

Geolocation-based pictographs


A system and method for geolocation-based pictographs are provided. In example embodiments, a current geolocation of a user device is determined.
Snapchat, Inc.


03/24/16
20160084636 

System for characterizing the physiological state of plants and corresponding method


The invention concerns a system (1) for characterising the physiological state of woody plants (2, 3) with branches grown in rows, such as vine plants, said system (1) including a vehicle (10) designed to move between said rows, a geolocation device (14) and a processing unit (15), and being characterized in that it includes a sensor (16) including a light source (17) designed to emit a light beam (18) and a light receiver (19), said light beam (18) being able to intersect the branches, as the vehicle (10) moves forward, said light beam (18) having a dimension (l) greater than the diameter (d) of the thickest of the branches in said row (6), said light beam (18) projecting, onto said light receiver (19), a shadow (20a, 208) from which the processing unit (15) determines the diameter (d1, d2 of the branch (2a, 28) in question.. .
E.re.c.a- Ingenierie En Electrionique Et Informatique Industrielle


03/17/16
20160078524 

Method and system for suggesting and processing regular transactions based on product data


A method for identifying and initiating a regular transaction for a consumer includes: storing a merchant profile, the profile including data related to a merchant including a merchant geolocation; storing an account profile, the profile including data related to a consumer including a plurality of transaction data entries, each including data related to a transaction involving the consumer including a set of one or more product identifiers corresponding to products purchased in the transaction; identifying a regular order for the consumer, the regular order including a specific set of one or more product identifiers based on frequency of the specific set as the set included in the transaction data entries in the account profile; receiving a geolocation associated with the consumer, the geolocation being within a predetermined distance of the geolocation in the merchant profile; and transmitting at least the one or more product identifiers included in the specific set.. .
Mastercard International Incorporated


03/17/16
20160078452 

Memorabilia authenticator process utilizing geolocation assets from satellite or terrestrial sources on mobile devices such as: handsets, watches, tablets, laptops or desktop computers...


A process by which memorabilia is authenticated using geolocation assets to verify time and place of signing or marking. The assets of smartphones, computers, watches, tablets are used along with a mobile application to certify when and where the interaction occurs.

03/17/16
20160077201 

Geolocation with guided surface waves


Disclosed are various embodiments for fixing a navigational position using guided surface waves launched from guided surface wave waveguide probes at various ground stations. A navigation unit may fix its position by determining the travel time of guided surface waves from the ground stations to the navigation unit.
Cpg Technologies, Llc


03/17/16
20160074750 

System and facilitating user defined virtual space


A system and method for facilitating a user defined virtual space is disclosed. One or more virtual space locations and/or activities may be correlated with user specified geolocations.
Kabam, Inc.


03/10/16
20160073261 

Systems and methods for geolocation-based authentication and authorization


Systems and methods are provided for controlling the authentication or authorization of a mobile device user for enabling access to the resources or functionality associated with an application or service executable at the user's mobile device. The user or user's mobile device may be automatically authenticated or authorized to access application or system resources at the device when the current geographic location of the user's mobile device is determined to be within a preauthorized zone, e.g., based on a predetermined geo-fence corresponding to the preauthorized zone.
Mapquest, Inc.


03/10/16
20160073228 

System and generating expected geolocations of mobile computing devices


A computer-implemented method for generating a geographical information database associating users with one or more geolocations. The method includes the steps of receiving user identification data, geolocation data, and date and time data associated with the geolocation data from the personal computing devices of a plurality of users.
Mastercard International Incorporated


03/10/16
20160071368 

System and revealing the outcomes of real world wagers through geolocation reveals


The invention relates to systems and methods of placing real-world wagers, obtaining outcomes of the real-world wagers, facilitating user interactions with various interactive media, and revealing the outcomes of the real-world wagers through location-based reveals to give an appearance that the outcomes of the real-world wagers resulted from the user location even though the outcomes resulted from the real-world wagers. The system may associate certain locations with a reveal such that when a user enters, is determined to be at, and/or leaves a reveal location, a reveal opportunity may be presented to the user.
Game Play Network, Inc. D/b/a Oddz


03/10/16
20160069676 

Methods and devices for bias estimation and correction


This invention relates to methods and devices for bias estimation and correction, particularly for time-of-arrival (toa) based wireless geolocation systems. Multipath and non-line-of-sight (nlos) biases can cause distance estimation errors in the range of tens-hundreds of meters and is particularly problematic in urban and indoor environments.
Emirates Telecommunications Corporation


03/03/16
20160066144 

Geolocation service discovery tool


A geolocation discovery system provides an application executing on an individual's mobile wireless device that may detect the presence of hardware used to implement geolocation services or a location associated with known geolocation services. Upon such detection, the program consults with a location registry that identifies specific application programs or permissions necessary to use those geolocation services.
Solomo Identity, Llc.


03/03/16
20160065558 

Identity verification for online education


A method includes, in connection with a submission of a user's coursework in an online education course event, prompting the user to provide authentication information for a user authentication process, which includes any of (1) a social network account login authentication process, (2) comparing a geolocation of the first communication device on which the online education course is presented and a previously registered geolocation, (3) comparing the geolocation of the first communication device and a geolocation of a second communication device associated with the user, and (4) a personalized challenge-response authentication process. The method further includes comparing the authentication information received from the user to stored information associated with the user, and issuing a verified credential to the user based on the comparing and on completion of the user's coursework..
Coursera, Inc.


03/03/16
20160063493 

System and performing payment authorization verification using geolocation data


A computer implemented system and method for estimating and verifying a characteristic of a billing address of a payment card including receiving mobile phone and payment card number data from a cardholder. geolocation data associated with the mobile phone is collected at a predetermined time after cardholder permission to access such data has been granted.
Mastercard International Incorporated


03/03/16
20160063011 

Location-based media searching and sharing


Various embodiments relating to searching, identifying, and sharing music being played at entities is disclosed. In one embodiment, audio samples are received from a client computing system, and one or more songs are identified as corresponding to the audio samples.
Microsoft Corporation


02/25/16
20160055327 

Systems and methods for multi-factor authentication for administration of a computer-based test


Systems and methods are provided for providing a computer-based test to be taken at a computer. A determination is made as to whether a geolocation of the computer is within an approved geolocation range.
Educational Testing Service


02/18/16
20160047894 

Anti-geolocation


Methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture make geolocation of a source transmitter more difficult or impossible. Scatterers common to a source transmitter and an intended receiver are identified using a variety of techniques, such as iterative time reversal (itr) and singular value decomposition (svd) of a scatter matrix.
Ziva Corporation


02/11/16
20160044455 

Techniques for multiple pass geolocation


Techniques for multiple pass geolocation are disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a system for multiple pass geolocation.
Jdsu Uk Limited


02/04/16
20160034910 

Data processing of carbon offsets for entities


Disclosed are various embodiments for performing data processing to identify an entity to offset carbon credits. A geolocation of a client device performing a transaction where an item is purchased is determined.
Greenprint Llc


02/04/16
20160033649 

Geolocation and frequency synchronization of earth-based satellite uplinks


A system for providing physical state estimation that can include an emitter configured to emit a structured energy emission within a transmission medium. The system can also include a transponder configured to receive the structured energy emission propagated through a transmission medium from the emitter emit the structured energy emission without significant modification of the internal structure of the energy emission.
Telecommunication Systems, Inc.


01/28/16
20160029340 

Geolocation


A method for determining information regarding a location of a target. A signal is sent from a first device to the target, and a total flight time delay is measured.

01/28/16
20160029186 

Communications system for filtering recipients based upon geographical proximity


A system for communications between senders and recipients within a geographic location comprising: a portable device having a transceiver, gps receiver, display and device computer readable medium; a server in communications with the portable device having a server computer readable medium; a database of records representing potential recipients in communications with the server wherein each record includes a unique user id and is associated with a user's portable device wherein each portable device includes current geolocation information; and, a set of device computer readable instructions on the device computer readable medium for creating message, associating a broadcast distance with the message, transmitting the message to the server to deliver to users within a distance represented by the broadcast distance relative to the device geolocation information.. .
Be Heard, Llc


01/28/16
20160027083 

Surfacing local inventory


Disclosed are various embodiments for surfacing local inventory. A location of a client device is determined based at least in part on a user-specified location associated with the client device or a geolocation technology using an identifier associated with the client device.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.


01/28/16
20160026886 

Processing container images and identifiers using optical character recognition and geolocation


Embodiments include a system configured to process location information for objects in a site comprising an imaging device configured to take a picture of an object, the picture containing a unique identifier of the object; a global positioning system (gps) component associated with the imaging device and configured to tag the image of the object with gps location information of the object to generate a tagged image; a communications interface configured to transmit the tagged image to a server computer remote from the imaging device over an internet protocol (ip) network; and a processor of the server configured to perform optical character recognition (ocr) on the picture and to create an indicator code corresponding to the identifier of the object, wherein the processor is further configured to create a processed result containing the indicator code and the location to locate the object within the site.. .
Hki Systems And Service Llc


01/28/16
20160025857 

Geolocation device


A geolocation device is disclosed. In one aspect, the geolocation device is adapted for receiving first radioelectric positioning signals from satellites.
Thales


01/21/16
20160021503 

Machine learning-based geolocation and hotspot area identification


Machine-learning based geolocation techniques may be used to provide the geolocations of user devices and determine the locations of hotspot areas. A coarse geolocation of a user device may be determined based on the wireless communication network usage information of the user device.
Tupl, Inc.


01/21/16
20160021502 

Control based on geo-dependent conditions


A network device capable of performing rule-based actions dependent on geolocation-based conditions or realtime conditions from an external source. The network device can obtain its geolocation, obtain a rule based on a condition, query sources for and/or calculate updated statuses of the condition based on the geolocation, and perform actions based on the updated status of the condition, the geolocation, and the rule.
Belkin International, Inc.


01/21/16
20160021046 

Routing messages based on geolocation information


Embodiments relate to method and computer program products for routing messages based on geolocation information. Aspects include receiving a message from a publisher, computing a geo-hash for the message based on a location associated with the message, and traversing a geo-hash tree associated with a subscriber to determine if the geo-hash of the message corresponds to a geo-hash grid in the geo-hash tree.
International Business Machines Corporation


01/21/16
20160021045 

Routing messages based on geolocation information


Embodiments relate to method and computer program products for routing messages based on geolocation information. Aspects include receiving a message from a publisher, computing a geo-hash for the message based on a location associated with the message, and traversing a geo-hash tree associated with a subscriber to determine if the geo-hash of the message corresponds to a geo-hash grid in the geo-hash tree.
International Business Machines Corporation


01/21/16
20160019465 

Analyzing mobile-device location histories to characterize consumer behavior


Provided is a process of inferring a user's reason for movement between geolocations sensed by a mobile device of the user, the process including: obtaining a history of time-stamped geolocations of a user; selecting a plurality of geographic areas based on each of the selected geographic areas including at least one of the time-stamped geolocations; obtaining a probabilistic model specifying parameters comprising: a plurality of candidate user events, each candidate user event being an underlying potential reason why the user moved between geographic locations; probabilities of the user transitioning between each pair of the candidate user events; and probabilities of obtaining a geolocation reported by the computing devices associated with the user in each of the plurality of geographic areas following occurrence of each of the candidate user events; inferring, with one or more processors, one of the candidate user events.. .
Placeiq, Inc.


01/21/16
20160018517 

Detecting an underground object


In a method of detecting an underground object which is at least partially under a surface of ground, a first view of the object determined by transmitting a first radar signal from a first known geolocation. A second view of the object is determined by transmitting a second radar signal from a second known geolocation.
Trimble Navigation Limited


01/14/16
20160014713 

System and robust navigation and geolocation using measurements of opportunity


A system and method to opportunistically capture and use measurements of barometric readings from a plurality of mobile agents to determine the elevational position of one of the mobile agents.. .
Echo Ridge Llc


01/14/16
20160014648 

Techniques for improved allocation of network resources using geolocation and handover management


Techniques for improved allocation of network resources using geolocation and handover management are disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a system for optimizing a mobile communications network.
Jdsu Uk Limited


01/14/16
20160014561 

Geolocation messaging services


Exemplary embodiments described herein provide methods, mediums, and systems related to location messages that may be exchanged between users of mobile devices. The location messages may allow the location of a first user to be displayed on the device of the second user.
Zappapp, Llc.


01/14/16
20160014557 

User description based on a context of travel


A description of a user is estimated based on the context of the user's travel pattern. A disclosed data-processing system continually receives data points originating from the user's cell phone, for example, wherein each data point represents a visit by the user to a particular geolocation, at a particular time.
Yellowpages.com Llc


01/14/16
20160013544 

Watch with bezel antenna configuration


A wrist-worn electronic device comprises a housing, a display, a location determining element, a first antenna, and second antenna. The housing includes a lower surface configured to contact a wearer's wrist, an opposing upper surface, and an internal cavity.
Garmin Switzerland Gmbh


01/14/16
20160012290 

Photo-optic comparative geolocation system


A photo-optic comparative geolocation system for calculating the location of an object has been developed. The apparatus includes optic sensors that capture surrounding location data, an interface that maps the optic sensor data, a storage database containing prior optical and location data, a digital sextant that provides data calculated using magnetic or celestial references, a data processor that compares the mapped data to stored data and calculates current location based on the comparison analysis, and a visual display for location information..

01/14/16
20160012068 

Venue prediction based on ranking


A technique is disclosed for presenting possible cheek-in venues to a mobile device user, such as for the purpose of checking in with social networking services such as foursquare. The disclosed technique operates by training a model during an initial training sequence.
Yellowpages.com Llc


01/07/16
20160004724 

System and large scale crowdsourcing of map data cleanup and correction


A system for large-scale crowd sourcing of map data cleanup and correction, comprising an application server that generates image data, sends image data to a user device, receives tagging data provided by the device user, and provides tags to a crowdsourced search and locate server based on tagging data from a user device, a crowdsourced search and locate server that receives tags from an application server, computes agreement and disagreement values and performs expectation-maximization analysis, and a map data server that stores and provides map data, and a method for estimating location and quality of a set of geolocation data.. .
Digitalglobe, Inc.


12/24/15
20150371211 

Method and system for maintaining privacy in the inference of merchant geolocations


A method for inferring a merchant geolocation includes: storing a plurality of transaction data entries, each including an account identifier, merchant identifier, and transaction time; storing a plurality of merchant profiles, each including a merchant identifier and geolocation; identifying a first set of transaction data entries, each entry including a common merchant identifier; identifying a second set of transaction data entries, each entry including a different merchant identifier corresponding to a merchant within a predetermined distance of a merchant corresponding to the common merchant identifier; transmitting an identification value associated with each transaction data entry in the first and second sets; receiving geolocation data entries for each identification value, each entry including a location time and geolocation; and identifying an updated merchant geolocation for the merchant corresponding to the common merchant identifier based on the geolocation included in geolocation entries that match transaction data entries in the first set.. .
Mastercard International Incorporated


12/17/15
20150365794 

Apparatus and geolocation intelligence


Location information relating to a changeable location of a mobile device is received. An automatic determination is made as to whether an asset is closest in geographic proximity to the location of the mobile device where the asset is selected from a plurality of assets.
Ge Intelligent Platforms, Inc.


12/17/15
20150363640 

Automatically organizing images


A method includes obtaining a plurality of images, including geolocation information and time information for each image. The method also includes identifying a group of related images from the plurality of images from a common geographical area and a common time period based on the geolocation information and the time information for each of the plurality of images, and identifying an event that occurred within the common time period and within the common geographical area by searching a repository of event information.
Google Inc.




Geolocation topics: Geolocation, Syndication, Cell Phone, Authorization, Ip Address, Mobile Network, Computer Program, Transactions, Authentication, Navigation, Transmitter, Subscriber, Web Server, Internet Service Provider, Communications

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