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Lockheed Martin

Single platform doppler geolocation


Date/App# patent app List of recent Geolocation-related patents
08/27/15
20150244819 
 Systems and methods for mapping ip- addresses to geolocations patent thumbnailnew patent Systems and methods for mapping ip- addresses to geolocations
A computer-implemented method that includes receiving a location from a location aware access device and an ip address of a network device to which the location aware access device is connected, receiving a request that includes the ip address of the network device from a location unaware access device that is connected to the network device, determining a geographic location for the location unaware access device based on the ip address of the network device and the location received from the location aware access device, selecting information responsive to the request from the location unaware access device based at least in part on the geographic location, and providing the selected information to the location unaware access device.. .
Google Inc.


08/27/15
20150242702 
 Flash detection patent thumbnailnew patent Flash detection
The present disclosure provides a method comprising: memorizing a sequence of high-resolution images of a scene in a buffer; obtaining radiation emission readings from one or more photo detectors; detecting a suspected flash event based on processing the radiation emission readings from the one or more photo detectors, wherein said detecting occurs at a first instant; retrieving from the buffer high-resolution images of the scene including at least one image that was captured prior to said first instant; and processing the high-resolution images of the scene to determine a geolocation of the suspected flash event.. .
Elta Systems Ltd.


08/27/15
20150241545 
 Single platform doppler geolocation patent thumbnailnew patent Single platform doppler geolocation
To make small uavs capable of geolocation of emitters, a low cost, low power, small weight and power radio receiver receives and tracks doppler frequency at a minimum. In order to minimize the size, weight and power (swap), a single receiving element array is utilized.
Lockheed Martin Corporation


08/20/15
20150234889 
 Systems and methods for selecting geographic locations for use in biasing search results patent thumbnailSystems and methods for selecting geographic locations for use in biasing search results
Embodiments include a computer-implemented method that includes identifying a plurality of geolocations associated with a user based on a plurality of received geolocation signals, receiving, from a user device, a search query from the user, selecting one of the plurality of geolocations as a query geolocation based on application of a plurality of rules in a predefined order, identifying a set of search query results responsive to the search query based at least in part on the query geolocation, and providing, to the user device, the set of search query results for display to the user.. .
Google Inc.


08/13/15
20150230050 
 Communication network aggregating local geolocation information patent thumbnailCommunication network aggregating local geolocation information
A geolocation aggregator provides a database collecting information about different geolocation venues and zones linked to context information. Campaigns may provide content to individuals within the zones according to a matching between desired context information and the context information at the zones permitting a more comprehensive delivery of geolocation services among different venues..
Solomo Identity, Llc.


08/13/15
20150227934 
 Method and system for determining and assessing geolocation proximity patent thumbnailMethod and system for determining and assessing geolocation proximity
A method and a system directed to location-based services within a wireless telecommunications or data communications network, and more particularly to other technical fields such as technologies used to authenticate secure payment card transactions, technologies to verify and validate payment card user identities, and for use with any application where the results of comparing two or more geographic locations has some utility or value. The method includes receiving information from a transaction device involving a payment card holder initiating a payment card transaction; identifying a location of the transaction device; identifying a location of a mobile device associated with the payment card holder; comparing the location of the transaction device with the location of the mobile device to determine a relative degree of proximity of the transaction device with the mobile device; and assessing the determined relative degree of proximity to determine whether the payment card transaction is valid or invalid..
Mastercard International Incorporated


08/06/15
20150219757 
 System and  indoor geolocation and mapping patent thumbnailSystem and indoor geolocation and mapping
Methods and systems to provide location and navigation information to a user within a building. In an embodiment, low power radars may be used to locate and track a user.

07/30/15
20150211862 
 Human-like global positioning system (gps) directions patent thumbnailHuman-like global positioning system (gps) directions
In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a request for a route from a first geolocation to a second geolocation; calculating the route from the first geolocation to the second geolocation; identifying one or more logged paths of a user that coincide with at least a portion of the route; updating one or more navigation instructions for the route based on the identified logged paths of the user; and providing the updated navigation instructions.. .
Facebook, Inc.


07/23/15
20150206093 
 Crowd sourced delivery assistance patent thumbnailCrowd sourced delivery assistance
Crowd sourced delivery assistance. Receiving a submission comprising a geolocation and at least one of an image and an annotation.
Google Inc.


07/16/15
20150200981 
 Providing geolocation notifications to increase collaboration between users patent thumbnailProviding geolocation notifications to increase collaboration between users
Embodiments herein provide geolocation notifications to increase collaboration between users. Specifically, a collaboration tool is configured to receive, from a social media application, an indication of a geolocation of a first user, as well as information about an availability of the first user.
International Business Machines Corporation


07/16/15
20150199844 

Tangibilization of geocoded data


Data points that include geolocation data are obtained. Frequency values are determined that depict frequencies of sets of the data points that are associated with respective geolocations represented by the geolocation data, and the frequency values are normalized.
Microsoft Corporation


07/16/15
20150199699 

Location-based analytic platform and methods


Provided is a process of learning an audience member function, the process including: obtaining a training set of geographic data describing geolocation histories of a plurality of mobile devices, wherein members of the training set are classified according to whether the respective member of the training set is a member of an audience; retrieving attributes of geolocations in the geolocation histories from a geographic information system; learning feature functions of an audience member function based on the training set, wherein at least some of the feature functions are a function of the retrieved attributes of geolocation, wherein the feature functions are learned, at least in part, by calculating a plurality of impurity measures for candidate feature functions and selecting one of the candidate feature functions based on the relative values of the impurity measures; and storing the feature functions of the audience member function in an audience repository.. .
Placeiq, Inc.


07/16/15
20150199379 

Sorting and searching of related content based on underlying file metadata


A method for searching for similar files stored on a server includes determining a target geolocation for a target file stored on the server, where the target geolocation is based on a geographical location of a client device on which a user has edited the target file, and storing the target geolocation in metadata of the target file. The method further includes receiving from the user a request to search a plurality of files stored on the server based on similarity to the target file, where the similarity is based on the target geolocation and a plurality of attributes of the target file, assigning a score to each file in the plurality of files, where the score is based on the similarity of each file to the target geolocation and the plurality of attributes, and presenting to the user a list of the plurality of files ordered by score..
Google Inc.


07/02/15
20150189528 

Systems, methods, and devices for electronic spectrum management with remote access to data in a virtual computing network


Systems, methods, and apparatus are provided for automated geolocation of a signal using automated identification of baseline data and changes in state in a wireless communications spectrum, by identifying sources of signal emission in the spectrum by automatically detecting signals, analyzing signals, comparing signal data to historical and reference data, creating corresponding signal profiles, and determining information about the baseline data and changes in state based upon the measured and analyzed data in near real time.. .
Dgs Global Systems, Inc.


07/02/15
20150186977 

Regional item recommendations


Systems and methods for regional item recommendations are provided. In example embodiments, an indication of a destination geolocation from a user device of a user is received.

07/02/15
20150186936 

Network geolocation determination for direct mailings


Techniques for generating a direct mailing list based on visitors to a web page include storing multiple direct mailing lists, each direct mailing list being associated with a respective web page identifier. A request is made for a location of a device displaying the web page via a client-side script embedded in the web page.
Epic Playground, Inc.


07/02/15
20150186909 

Method and system for consumer tracking using geolocation


A method for calculating consumer metrics includes: storing a plurality of transaction data entries, each entry including a transaction time and transaction geographic location associated with a transaction involving a consumer; receiving a plurality of location data entries, each entry including a consumer geographic location and a location time at which the consumer was at the location; identifying a first subset of location data entries, each entry in the first subset corresponding to a transaction data entry where the times and geographic locations correspond; identifying a second subset of location data entries, wherein the second subset includes each location data entry not in the first subset; calculating a consumer metric based on the location data entries and transaction data entries in the first subset and the location data entries in the second subset; and associating the calculated consumer metric with a consumer profile associated with the consumer.. .
Mastercard International Incorporated


06/25/15
20150178319 

Suggesting interesting dates to explore images in a historical imagery database


A computer-implemented method, system and computer-readable medium for suggesting a date to display a historical image, is provided. A plurality of tiles corresponding to a geographic area are identified.
Google Inc.


06/25/15
20150177702 

Device and method to show recipient's local time with real-time communication


Time zone and day of the week differences can complicate international business and family communication. A device and a method are described for displaying the expected local time and day of the recipient when initiating real-time communication.

06/18/15
20150172856 

Calculating and broadcasting an area's population density based on cell signal


The subject technology determines population density of an area in order to map one or more persons to smaller areas such as bathrooms, stores, and lines. Based on a user's current geolocation, the subject technology utilizes one or more nearby wireless signals transmitted from computing devices to determine a population density of an area near the user's geolocation.
Google Inc.


06/18/15
20150172395 

Geolocation based resource finder


Techniques for enabling users of a social networking application or service to share information and additional resources with other users of the service are provided. A content item from a first user of the social networking service is registered as a resource within the social networking service.
Google Inc.


06/18/15
20150172328 

Connect social networking users who simultaneously check-in at a geolocation


Configurations are provided for suggesting one or more other users within a same or proximate geolocation to enable the user to engage in activities with these suggested users. When the user performs a check-in for a new or different geolocation in an online social networking service, the subject technology can suggest other users who have recently checked-in and/or changed their location to the same place or region.
Google Inc.


06/18/15
20150169627 

Geotagged hashtags


A system and method for geotagging hashtags. Geographic location information related to a hashtag is determined, and a geolocation is assigned to the hashtag based on the determined geographic location information.
Google Inc.


06/11/15
20150163721 

Method and processing data


A method of processing data for at least one wireless communication network and a data processing system for implementing such a method are provided. The method comprises determining geolocation information for data segments received at a plurality of distributed components of a data processing system, the data segments being received from at least one network element of the wireless communication network, and forwarding the data segments to backend processing resources based at least partly on their respective geolocation information..
Jdsu Uk Limited


06/11/15
20150163624 

Determining mobile device location in a mobile network having repeaters


A method for determining mobile device location in a wireless communication network having plural base stations and at least one repeater for communicating with a mobile device is performed by a geolocation detection program for locating a mobile device. The geolocation detection program determines whether a signal received from the mobile device has passed through the at least one repeater..
Tektronix, Inc.


06/11/15
20150163561 

Context aware geo-targeted advertisement in a communication session


Techniques are provided for capturing audio containing speech at an endpoint device, converting the audio into corresponding text, identifying one or more keywords from the corresponding text and determining geolocation information associated with the endpoint device. Both the one or more keywords and the geolocation information are supplied as input to a geo-targeting advertisement service so as to cause the geo-targeting advertisement service to identify relevant content based on both the geolocation information and the one or more keywords.
Cisco Technology, Inc.


06/11/15
20150161664 

Method and system for collecting data on businesses via mobile and geolocation communications


A method for reporting data concerning a business, comprising: providing, on a device, a map of the geographic location of the business, wherein the business is represented by a marker on the map; selecting the marker to display the name of the business; receiving an instruction to open a toolbar to provide options for inputting information concerning the business; providing information concerning the business to the device via at least one of the options; and transmitting the information to a central database by using the device.. .
The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation


06/11/15
20150161595 

Digital payment card presentation systems, methods, and apparatuses


Disclosed are systems, methods, and apparatuses to securely present payment card information using a computing device such as a mobile phone. The digital payment card presentation may be controlled or influenced by context including geolocation, time, proximity to another device, or input from designated third parties.
Red Giant, Inc.


06/11/15
20150160016 

Optimizing map data based on financial transactions


A mobile device includes a memory storing applications, a processor communicating with the memory and executing the applications, and a gps tool cooperable with the processor and accessing geolocation data of the mobile device. The gps tool identifies a commerce range for the mobile device.
Fisoc, Inc.


06/04/15
20150154745 

3d object positioning in street view


Systems, methods, and computer storage mediums are provided for correcting the placement of an object on an image. An example method includes providing the image and depth data that describes the depth of the three-dimensional scene captured by the image.

06/04/15
20150154630 

Use of incentives to encourage contribution of content in a controlled manner


Systems, methods, and computer storage mediums are provided for incentivizing users to contribute content in a controlled manner. A method includes receiving content and metadata associated with the content from a user.
Google Inc.


06/04/15
20150154607 

Systems and methods of correlating business information to determine spam, closed businesses, and ranking signals


Systems and methods are provided for determining whether given business listings are spam or are closed businesses. In one example, a system receives a business listing from a user.
Google, Inc.


05/28/15
20150149357 

Mobile payment hotspot


Exemplary methods, apparatuses, and systems determine that a geolocation of a first mobile device is within a threshold distance from a geolocation of a second mobile device. In response, a list of one or more mobile devices within the threshold distance from the geolocation of the second mobile device, including the first mobile device, are transmitted to the second mobile device.

05/28/15
20150149091 

Apparatus and determining the quality or accuracy of reported locations


Provided is a process of ascertaining the accuracy of geolocations in a collection of location histories, the process including: obtaining a collection of location histories describing user geolocations, each location history including: a location-history identifier distinguishing the respective location history from other location histories among the collection of location histories, and time-stamped geolocation coordinates specifying geographic locations associated with a respective mobile computing device, the collection of location histories describing geolocations of a plurality of mobile computing; analyzing the collection of location histories by, at least in part, calculating one or more quality attributes of the collection of location histories indicative of differences between the collection of location histories and other collections of location histories known to be of adequate quality; calculating one or more quality scores based on the one or more quality attributes; and storing the one or more quality scores in memory.. .
Placeiq, Inc.


05/21/15
20150141057 

Conditional interaction control for a virtual object


A method and system for providing conditional interaction for a virtual object (2) accessible with a mobile device (1), said mobile device (1) comprising geolocation means for assessing a real-world geographic location (pi) to said mobile device (1), and said virtual object (2) being assessed a location information (p2) corresponding to a real-world geographic location, in various embodiments at least one interaction is conditioned with said virtual object (2) through said mobile device (1), at least in function of the real-world geographic location (pi) of said mobile device (1) and the location information (p2) of said virtual object (2). In case said conditioning step is satisfied, interacting (7) with said mobile device (1) on said virtual object by modifying said location information (p2) of the virtual object (2)..
Alcatel Lucent


05/21/15
20150141056 

Apparatus and method to update geographic database


A mobile device initiates communication with a server through a location based service and sends a user generated submission and a geolocation to the server. The server identifies an incomplete entry in a geographic database based on the geolocation and generates a probe question for the incomplete entry.
Here Global B.v.


05/21/15
20150141044 

Geolocation aid and system


A method and system for geolocation using a street light system having transponding technology. A predetermined band of radio frequencies employing spread spectrum technology is used to identify locations relative to an individual street light..
General Electric Company


05/21/15
20150139099 

Method for setting operating channels in white space region, and apparatus therefor


The present invention relates to a method for setting operating channels in a white space region and to an apparatus therefor. In particular, the method for a device to set operating channels in a white space region includes the steps of: obtaining information on available tv channels from a geolocation database; and setting operating channels including multiple bandwidths in a plurality of consecutive tv channels, wherein the central frequencies of signals that are transmitted over two consecutive tv channels included in the plurality of consecutive tv channels, respectively, can be moved by as much as a first offset (m) and a second offset (n) in the direction of the center of the two consecutive tv channels, respectively..
Lg Electronics Inc.


05/21/15
20150138354 

Method and system for communicating equipment field data to service centers


A method and system for providing efficient repair of mining equipment includes providing an electronic device having a camera, a microphone and geolocation determining hardware and software. The method includes capturing an image and sound of the mining equipment in need of repair along with the geolocation of the mining equipment, and automatically dispatching an electronic message including the captured image, sound and geolocation data to an electronic address of a service center.

05/14/15
20150134851 

Geotagged communications in network systems and components


Aspects of geotagged communications are described herein. In one embodiment, a data unit including a geotag field is received over an ingress port of a network component.

05/07/15
20150127744 

Implicit geolocation of social networking users


In one embodiment, one or more computing systems receive a request for a location prediction for a user from a service. The computing systems access one or more real-time location signals and one or more aggregated location signals.
Facebook, Inc.


05/07/15
20150127536 

Method and system of utilizing mobile phone as locator to manage card acceptance


A financial transaction method that includes receiving at a geolocation authentication module, a request from a managing computer system storing data associating identification information of individual mobile devices with individual payment card accounts, the request originating from a merchant and includes data identifying the geographic origin of the request for authorization against the payment card account of the customer; identifying a mobile device associated with the payment card account against which the request for authorization has been received; requesting data identifying a current geographic location of the at least one mobile device associated with the payment card account from a mobile device service provider, the mobile device service provider storing data identifying the current geographic location of the mobile device associated with the payment card account; and receiving, from the mobile device service provider, the data identifying the geographic location of the mobile device associated with the payment card account.. .
Mastercard International Incorporated


05/07/15
20150127258 

Method and system for providing real-time assistance to a traveler


A method and system for assisting a traveler. The method initiates a travel segment and interfaces with providers of data regarding geolocation, points of interest, or traffic.
Soundhound, Inc.


04/30/15
20150121464 

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.


04/30/15
20150120767 

Venue-related multi-media management, streaming, online ticketing, and electronic commerce techniques implemented via computer networks and mobile devices


Various aspects described or referenced herein are directed to different methods, systems, and computer program products relating to multi-media management and streaming techniques implemented over a computer network, including, for example, one or more features and/or functions relation to one or more of the following (or combinations thereof): venue-based streaming radio stations, mobile user graphical user interfaces, creation and streaming of dynamic streaming radio stations based on a user's geolocation, ticketing and reservations, etc.. .
Opus Deli, Inc. D/b/a Deliradio


04/30/15
20150120572 

Location based mobile deposit security feature


A mobile deposit application including a remotely accessible bank administrative interface module for setting a plurality of geographic-based security rules, a rules module communicative coupled to the bank administrative interface module, the rules module comprising bank-definable location parameters for enabling mobile deposit based on the geographic location of a mobile device, a geolocation module communicatively coupled to the rules module, the geolocation module receives coordinates of the mobile device and applies said coordinates to the rules module to determine if mobile deposit features are enabled or disabled and an exception presentation module communicatively coupled to the rules module, the exception presentation module displaying notifications to the mobile device responsive to a disabling of the mobile deposit features responsive to the geolocation module reporting the mobile device falls outside the bank-definable location parameters.. .
Nitro Mobile Solutions, Llc


04/30/15
20150120436 

Systems, methods, and computer-readable-media for determining a multilocation predicted click-through rate for advertisements


Provided are systems and methods for determining a multilocation predicted click-through rate (pctr) for advertisements. The multilocation pctr may be used to select and rank advertisements for advertisement auctions presented to potential advertisers.
Google Inc.


04/30/15
20150120186 

Distance calibration by event points


An electronic device for tracking a distance traveled by a user along a course comprises a location determining element, a memory element, and a processing element. The location determining element is configured to receive location signals from a satellite-based positioning system and to determine a current geolocation of the user.
Garmin Switzerland Gmbh


04/30/15
20150117330 

Electronic device and wireless communication method


The present invention provides an electronic device including an internet module. The internet module includes a microprocessor and a memory.
Acer Incorporated


04/23/15
20150113024 

Generating social graphs using coincident geolocation data


The present disclosure provides a method and a system for generating social graphs using coincident geolocation data. In particular, a method is provided in which an entity retrieves information from one or more databases.
Mastercard International Incorporated


04/23/15
20150112745 

Geolocation based work data on a mobile device using a database system


Disclosed are examples of systems, apparatus, methods and computer program products for displaying work items according to detected user locations, schedules, and other information. For example, a user's location may be detected by a user device, and work items may be selected for display on the user device.
Salesforce.com, Inc.


04/23/15
20150112585 

Communication system


A transit system including a system data processor in communication with a driver data processor of a driver electronic device and a rider data processor of a rider electronic device. The system data processor receives vehicle information of a vehicle from the driver.
Quicken Loans, Inc.


04/16/15
20150105101 

Method and system for spatio-temporal adjustment of geolocation permissions


A method to manage the location of a user of at least one apparatus that includes a device for geolocation of the latter being able to transmit geolocation data to a plurality of receivers. The method includes parameterization of a filter for defining at least one spatio-temporal criterion of accessibility of the geolocation data by at least one of the receivers, the parameterization being done by a user interface allowing the user to parameterize by himself a database associating the receivers and the associated spatio-temporal criteria; activation, or deactivation, by the filter of the transmission of the geolocation data to each receiver as a function of the spatio-temporal criterion (or criteria) associated therewith.
Deveryware


04/09/15
20150099547 

Geo-based detection of border violation


An initial geo-location may be determined for a user of a web service from the user's connection data to establish if it is a mobile connection or not. Once the connection is identified as mobile or static and the user's location is known, the closest border and/or territory which is blocked to the user and within the geo-restricted area is determined.
Geocomply Limited


04/02/15
20150095434 

System and creating a network based dynamic


A method and apparatus that incorporates the steps of creating a friends list through a social networking site, a security system detecting an event within a secured area of the security system, the security system selecting at least one friend of the friends list based upon a relative geolocation of the friend with respect to the secured area and the security system sending an alert to the selected friend notifying the selected friend of the detected event.. .
Honeywell International Inc.


03/26/15
20150089425 

Information dense user interface mechanics for geolocation


A graphical user interface is cooperable with geopositioning hardware and software on a user device. The geopositioning hardware and software identify points of interest relative to a current location of the user device according to user-defined search parameters.
Fisoc, Inc.


03/26/15
20150089423 

Geographically selective maritime messaging


A process for initiating maritime radio communication, directed toward the recipient vessel's location, and exclusive of all other vessels outside the geographically-defined box. An airborne electro-optical or infrared sensor detects the presence of vessels in the maritime domain.

03/26/15
20150088654 

Method and geolocation of a network user


A database correlating the geographic locations of users of a network to the network address through which the users access the network is maintained and used to infer the geographic location of other users of the network that access the website through the same ip addresses. An internet website operator may generate such a database from home or business address information self-reported by users of the website.
Ebay Inc.


03/26/15
20150088418 

Human-like global positioning system (gps) directions


In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a request for a route from a first geolocation to a second geolocation; calculating the route from the first geolocation to the second geolocation; identifying one or more inferred paths that coincide with at least a portion of the route; replacing one or more navigation instructions of the route with an abbreviated navigation instruction associated with the inferred paths; and providing a set of navigation instructions of the route that includes the abbreviated navigation instruction.. .
Facebook, Inc.


03/26/15
20150087303 

Systems, methods, and geolocation platform mechanics


Systems, apparatus, methods, and articles of manufacture provide for geolocating a user and/or a user device, based on one or more location data sources. Some embodiments may include use of a user authentication process (e.g., a two-factor authentication service) to improve confidence in the determined location of a user device.
Gamesys Ltd.


03/19/15
20150082459 

Geolocation with consumer controlled personalization levels


A geolocation system provides for multiple levels of privacy authorization allowing flexible use by consumers who wish to obtain the benefits of localized product information promotion, balanced against a desire for precise control of their personal information. The geolocation system in one embodiment may convert scattered location data into continuous consumer trajectories to attain more accurate readings of consumer activity including dwell time, heat maps and customer conversions between different locations..
Solomo Identity, Llc


03/19/15
20150082452 

Method and geolocation of a network user


A database correlating the geographic locations of users of a network to the network address through which the users access the network is maintained and used to infer the geographic location of other users of the network that access the website through the same ip addresses. An internet website operator may generate such a database from home or business address information self-reported by users of the website.
Ebay Inc.


03/19/15
20150081445 

Method and geolocation of a network user


A database correlating the geographic locations of users of a network to the network address through which the users access the network is maintained and used to infer the geographic location of other users of the network that access the website through the same ip addresses. An internet website operator may generate such a database from home or business address information self-reported by users of the website.
Ebay Inc.


03/19/15
20150080029 

System and dynamically retrieving and monitoring geo-fence activity


Systems, device and techniques are disclosed for dynamically retrieving and monitoring geo-fence activity. A meta geo-fence may be identified based on a user device geolocation.
Exacttarget, Inc.


03/19/15
20150077290 

Systems and methods for interference geolocation and mitigation using a phased array receiving antenna


A method for mitigating interference using a phased array receiving antenna is provided. The method includes perturbing a first communications beam and a second communications beam received at the phased array receiving antenna to generate a first composite beam and a second composite beam, cross-correlating the first composite beam and the second composite beam, receiving communications data using the first composite beam and the second composite beam, and determining a direction of a received interference signal based on the cross-correlation of the first composite beam and the second composite beam..
The Boeing Company


03/12/15
20150072714 

Geolocation tool


A method for providing accurate geolocation information is described in which geolocation information is received from a plurality of position information sources. A confidence indicator value is associated with each of the plurality of position information sources.
Tektronix, Inc.


03/05/15
20150066744 

Apparatus and geolocation based content delivery fee computation


A computer implemented method includes receiving from a client device a request for content. A geolocation for the client device is identified.
Our Film Festival, Inc.


03/05/15
20150066648 

Recommendation of media content items based on geolocation and venue


Content items, such as e-books, audio files, video files, etc., may be recommended to a user based on the user's presence at a geolocation or venue. Geolocation is the geospatial location of the user, while a venue is a designated area for an activity, such as a concert hall, aircraft, waiting room, etc.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.


02/26/15
20150057022 

Mobile wireless access point geolocation services proxy for mobile devices


A method for mobile wireless access point geolocation services proxying for mobile devices is provided. The method includes providing in a wireless access point, a wireless hotspot for different mobile devices and establishing a cellular communications link between the wireless access point and the internet.
International Business Machines Corporation


02/26/15
20150056099 

Diagnostic radio frequency identification sensors and applications thereof


An integrated passive wireless chip diagnostic sensor system is described that can be interrogated remotely with a wireless device such as a modified cell phone incorporating multi-protocol rfid reader capabilities (such as the emerging gen-2 standard) or bluetooth, providing universal easy to use, low cost and immediate quantitative analyses, geolocation and sensor networking capabilities to users of the technology. The present invention can be integrated into various diagnostic platforms and is applicable for use with low power sensors such as thin films, mems, electrochemical, thermal, resistive, nano or microfluidic sensor technologies.
Altivera, Llc


02/19/15
20150052204 

System and anonymously messaging, generating social percentile, match making, personal recommendation and geolocation search


The present invention relates to computer-implemented services and user interfaces for allowing users to send a request or message to another user or anyone with an email address without disclosing her or her identity, match friends, tag people with certain attributes to generate a social percentile, and review connections. The invention also relates to methods for sending a request or message anonymously, generating a social percentile with attribute tagging, reviewing individuals and matching a member with another individual..

02/19/15
20150051975 

Geolocation conversions based on product or service availability


Aspects of the present disclosure relate generally to using position information to provide advertisements. More specifically, wireless network access point data may be used to identify the position of a mobile device in an indoor space, which, in turn, may be used to identify products within the vicinity of the identified position.
Google Inc.


02/19/15
20150051953 

Method and system for geolocation mapping of indoor locations using payment data


A method for mapping merchant boundaries includes: storing, in a transaction database, a plurality of transaction data entries, wherein each transaction data entry includes data related to a payment transaction including at least a merchant identifier, a consumer identifier, and a transaction time and/or date; identifying, in the transaction database, a subset of transaction data entries, wherein each transaction data entry in the subset of transaction data entries includes a common merchant identifier; receiving, for each transaction data entry in the identified subset of transaction data entries, a geographic location of a mobile communication device associated with the respective included consumer identifier temporally proximal to the respective included transaction time and/or date; and generating, by a processing device, a boundary map for a merchant associated with the common merchant identifier based on the geographic locations received for each transaction data entry in the identified subset of transaction data entries.. .
Mastercard International Incorporated


02/19/15
20150048972 

System and using measurements of opportunity with vector tracking filters for improved navigation


A system and method to opportunistically use measurements on a priori unknown radio signals, not intended for radio navigation or geolocation, to improve navigation/geolocation position estimation yield accuracy and efficiency.. .
Echo Ridge Llc


02/19/15
20150048941 

Excessive-stop alerts in a web based asset tracking system


A geolocation server system and method monitors locations of mobile devices. The geolocation server system compares the locations against rules defining alert conditions.
Landairsea Systems, Inc.


02/12/15
20150045053 

Privacy-hardened geolocation system


A lightweight, wireless geolocation node monitors mobile wireless devices for the purpose of the geolocation and has restricted functionality to better preserve privacy information. Mac addresses acquired from probe signals of mobile wireless devices may be one-way encrypted before being transmitted from the node.
Solomo Identity, Llc.


02/12/15
20150043471 

Method and activating frequencies in white space


A method for acquiring spectrum beyond the licensed spectrum for wireless network communications comprising accessing a geolocation database to determine a configuration of white space frequencies that may be available and transmitting the carrier aggregation configuration to user equipment (ue). The carrier aggregation configuration may be at least partially encrypted with the key sequences for the encryption being optionally changed for improved security.
Nokia Corporation


02/05/15
20150040238 

Method and device for improving subscribers privacy in ip communications networks


A method and devices for improving privacy of subscribers of a service provider ip network are disclosed. The service provider has a worldwide unique collection of global ip addresses to be used by their subscribers and the region served by the service provider is divided in different zones, the service provider having for each zone a network node, called ip address assigner node, which assigns unique global ip addresses to the subscribers located in said zone.
Alcatel Lucent


02/05/15
20150039393 

Systems and methods for increasing user engagement by determining the mode of transport of the users


Systems and methods for detecting geolocation data associated with a traveler and detecting geolocation data associated with a plurality of routes of public conveyances. Detecting a match between the geolocation data associated with the traveler and the geolocation data associated with one of the plurality of routes of public conveyances provides a signal responsive to which the traveler may be engaged electronically.
Ebay Inc.


02/05/15
20150039222 

Marine navigation device with improved contour lines


A marine navigation device comprises a location determining element, a display, a memory element, and a processing element. The location determining element determines a current geolocation of a marine vessel on a first body of water.
Garmin Switzerland Gmbh


02/05/15
20150039221 

3d sonar display with semi-transparent shading


A marine navigation device comprises a location determining element, a display, a memory element, and a processing element. The location determining element determines a current geolocation of a marine vessel on a first body of water.
Garmin Switzerland Gmbh


02/05/15
20150038114 

Methods and system for device authentication


A request is received to access a user account. A geolocation of a mobile device registered with the user account is obtained directly from the mobile device.
Yahoo! Inc.


01/29/15
20150032527 

Systems and methods for electronic geocaching


A method and system for transferring electronic units of value to a mobile device using a computer device coupled to a database are provided. The method includes establishing a transfer account associated with the mobile device, initiating, by the mobile device, a transfer of an identifier encoded in a geo.chip to the mobile device, receiving, by the mobile device, the identifier and a geolocation of the mobile device, transmitting the received identifier and geolocation for verification of the identifier using the geolocation, and receiving, by the mobile device, an indication of the units of value associated with the geo.chip location..
Mastercard International Incorporated


01/22/15
20150026181 

Matching anonymized user identifiers across differently anonymized data sets


Provided is a process of obtaining a plurality of location data sets from different providers of user geolocation history, each location data set including a plurality of user-activity records, each user-activity records being associated with a user identifier and including geolocations of the corresponding user and times that the corresponding user was at the geolocations, the different providers having different user identifiers for a given corresponding user; matching, by one or more processors, the user identifiers between the location data sets based on geolocations of the corresponding user and times that the corresponding user was at the geolocations; and storing the matched user identifiers in association with one another in corresponding user profiles.. .
Placeiq, Inc.


01/22/15
20150022350 

Object acquiring system and acquiring method thereof


An object acquiring system includes a cloud center, a target device disposed on an object, a host device, and a plurality of acquiring and tracking devices. The target device is provided with an id.
Glory Tripod Property Corp.


01/15/15
20150019549 

System 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.

01/15/15
20150018014 

Triggering geolocation fix acquisitions on transitions between physical states


A method and device for triggering acquisition of geolocation fix information. The method include determining activity state information based on information from one or more sensors.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


01/15/15
20150016666 

Method and determining geolocation of image contents


A method and apparatus for determining a location of an object depicted in an image are disclosed. The location of an object depicted in an image is determined based on one or more of a camera location at a time the image was captured, object distance data, and camera orientation.
Google Inc.


01/08/15
20150011238 

Unilateral geolocation for mobile terminals


Systems and methods for enabling accurate unilateral geolocation in a user equipment (ue) are provided. In one embodiment, the ue utilizes network attachments steps to determine an estimate of a propagation time difference between two base stations.
Broadcom Corporation


01/08/15
20150009072 

System and methods for non-parametric technique based geolocation and cognitive sensor activation


The present invention relates to a geolocation system and method for a multi-path environment. The geolocation system comprises one or more emitters (201a .
Rockwell Collins Inc


01/01/15
20150006287 

Advertising infrastructure supporting virtual tag activation ranging and triggers


Advertising revenue models applied to geolocation virtual tag infrastructures. In various embodiments, a fee-based activation area is established for delivery and display of a virtual tag that includes advertising information from a merchant or service provider located within the activation area.
Broadcom Corporation


01/01/15
20150006100 

Enhancing geolocation using barometric data to determine floors at a location


Aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for determining floors at a geographic location using barometric air pressure sensors in a mobile phone. An exemplary method includes identifying a first height associated with a location based on a client device.
Google Inc.


12/25/14
20140380511 

Methods and systems for controlling levels of geolocation access


A communication device may be configured to control access to geolocation services for applications on the communication device utilizing a first privacy access level setting that enables access to the geolocation services when selected, a second privacy access level setting that disables access to the geolocation services when selected, and other privacy access level settings that are different from, and fall between, the first privacy access level setting and the second privacy access level setting, and enable one time access to the geolocation services for the communication device when selected. The applications can include applications on the communication device that are managed and/or handled by a particular application service provider.
Google Inc.




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