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 Offline map download patent thumbnailOffline map download
A system discloses analyzing global positioning system (gps) parameters of a mobile device to determine if the mobile device is outside a predetermined range and if it is determined that the mobile device is outside the predetermined range, communicating a notification to the mobile device to download maps on the mobile device using an alternate communication channel.. .
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


 Personal global positioning system (gps) security token patent thumbnailPersonal global positioning system (gps) security token
An improved system for increasing computer security generates a list of computing devices or assets, and a set of rules having approved locations corresponding to each of the computing devices or assets. An alert is generated if a computing device or asset that is in a rule violation of the set of rules.
The Boeing Company


 Implantable device for locating drug users patent thumbnailImplantable device for locating drug users
A medical implant including a drug sensor and a global positioning system (gps) module connected to a wireless network. The gps module sends a location of the patient and optionally information of when patient uses an illegal drug when the sensor detects the drug within the patient's bloodstream..

 Systems and methods to identify home addresses of mobile devices patent thumbnailSystems and methods to identify home addresses of mobile devices
Systems and methods including a database storing the identifiers of cells representing residential parcels of real estate properties. Mobile devices determine the coordinates of their locations during a period of time using a location determination system, such as a global positioning system.

 Location based services in a distributed communication system, and related components and methods patent thumbnailLocation based services in a distributed communication system, and related components and methods
Distributed communication systems provide location information to mobile terminals that may not be able to receive otherwise global positioning system (gps) information from gps satellites. Providing location information to clients inside a building or other location may make location based services, such as emergency (e911) services, possible based on the location information.

 Multi-mode remote collaboration patent thumbnailMulti-mode remote collaboration
Generally discussed herein are systems and apparatuses for multi-mode collaboration between entities in different jurisdictions. According to an example a technique can include determining a location of a remote communication device by at least one of a global positioning system (gps), low frequency (lf) atomic time radio, earth magnetic signature, internet protocol (ip) address, and cell phone tower triangulation, determine regulations regarding communication from an internal network to the remote device based on the determined location, and configure the remote device to transmit and receive communications in a manner compliant with the determined regulations including one of voice over internet protocol (voip) communication, hypertext transfer protocol (http) communication, text communication, voice communication, video communication, and augmented reality communication..

 System of determining a position of a remote object via one or more images patent thumbnailSystem of determining a position of a remote object via one or more images
In one or more embodiments, one or more systems, methods and/or processes may determine a location of a remote object (e.g., a point and/or area of interest, landmark, structure that “looks interesting”, buoy, anchored boat, etc.). For example, the location of a remote object may be determined via a first bearing, at a first location, and a second bearing, at a second location, to the remote object.

 Search, measurements, and positioning with aid of motion detection information patent thumbnailSearch, measurements, and positioning with aid of motion detection information
Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to enhanced procedures for search, measurement, and positioning with aid of motion detection information. According to certain aspects, a method is provided for wireless communications which may be performed, for example, by a user equipment (ue).
Qualcomm Incorporated


 System and  surrogate locational determination patent thumbnailSystem and surrogate locational determination
Surrogate locational determination may rely on a surrogate device to provide a locational fix. When a device lacks an accurate geo-location system, communication may be established with a nearby surrogate device.
Dell Products, Lp


 Computerized  generating and updating a map user interface patent thumbnailComputerized generating and updating a map user interface
Apparatus, interfaces, and computer instructions are provided for establishing an association between a user and a declared interest, such as a brand or some other subject, and for generating a map to display the interests of one or more users. An association is established between an interest identifier, a user, and target object selected based upon an action of the user.

Accurate synchronization as a service

Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing network timing functionality. In some embodiments, a grand master clock(s) might receive a first timing signal from a global positioning system (“gps”) source via a gps antenna(s), and might send a second timing signal (which might be based at least in part on the first timing signal) to a slave clock(s), in some cases, via one or more network elements or the like.

System and pressure altitude correction

Transponder transmissions may be monitored through a direct, shielded connection of an rf coupler to a transponder antenna cable. The transponder interrogated pressure altitude may quickly change and measuring accurate data including position and pressure altitude is critical.

Method and system for packet acquisition, analysis and intrusion detection in field area networks

A packet intercept system includes probes along the field area network. A portion of the probes are mobile probes configured to receive and process a global positioning system signal.

Charging station guide apparatus and the same

The present disclosure provides charging station guide apparatus and method. The charging station guide apparatus includes: a global positioning system (gps) receiving a gps signal transmitted from a gps satellite; a storage unit storing charging station information including map information and charging station position information; a control unit generating a first display window including a vehicle object representing vehicle position information and a charging station position object representing charging station position information based on the gps signal, the map information, and the charging station information, generating a second display window including a charging station distance object representing charging station distance information, and also generating an image so that the second display window overlaps with one end of the first display window; and a display unit displaying an image generated from the control unit..

Remote controlled aircraft

A remote controlled aircraft includes an aircraft that may be flown. A plurality of light emitters is coupled to the aircraft.

Gps time-aiding and frequency correction

A system and method for time-aiding an autonomous global positioning system device over a bluetooth connection allows for a faster time to fix by allowing faster acquisition of time and ephemeris data. The time-aiding information may be distributed in a one-to-one manner or in a manner that allows for the synchronization of multiple devices..
Google Technology Holdings Llc

Cell phone for prevention of accidents

A cell phone which can be used to disable texting, calling and other features while driving a moving vehicle. The position and speed of a user's cell phone are captured with the help of global positioning system feature present in the cell phone.

Peer competitor locating system

The present embodiment is a system and a method for enabling interactive socialization of users at a venue and employing a wireless interactive device. The system may include a registration interface, location determination data packet, user location data packet, transmission data packet, intercommunication data packet, and mapping data packet.

On board monitoring device

An onboard device comprising a processor, a memory coupled to the processor, and an analog-to-digital (a/d) converter. The onboard device also comprises a transceiver and a global positioning system (gps) receiver.
Gordon*howard Associates, Inc.

Method and generating road surface, processing point cloud data, computer program, and computer readable recording medium

Provided herein is a method for generating a road surface. The method for generating a road surface includes: obtaining a view height of a laser scanner used in an operation process through a mobile mapping system (mms); determining a reference height on the basis of the obtained view height and a height measured by a global positioning system (gps); extracting point cloud data positioned in a predetermined height range from the determined reference height among point cloud data obtained in the mobile mapping system; and generating the road surface on the basis of the extracted point cloud data..
Thinkware Corporation

Geofencing for medical devices

A medical therapy system for delivering at least two therapies based on a geographic location of the medical therapy system is disclosed. The medical therapy system includes an infusion pump having a case that contains a processor, memory, a drive mechanism, a reservoir, a radio, and a sensor suite.
Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

Traffic flow rates

One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for determining a scaled flow rate of traffic for a road segment. For example, probe flow rate information is determined based upon locational information from one or more probe vehicles on a road segment (e.g., a flow rate of probe vehicles corresponding to a sum of probe vehicles identified from time stamped global positioning system coordinates provided by the probe vehicles).
Inrix Inc.

Joint non-coherent integral vector tracking method based on spatial domain

The present invention discloses a joint non-coherent integral vector tracking method based on a spatial domain, which is used for further improving the performance of a vector tracking gps (global positioning system) receiver. In a new vector tracking strategy design, a phase discriminator/a frequency discriminator in a traditional vector tracking loop is discarded, and baseband signals of visible satellites in each channel are taken as an observation value after performing non-coherent integration, and eke (abbreviation of extended kalman filter) is used to estimate directly and to solve the position, the velocity, a clock error, etc.
Southeast University

Determination of a ground receiver position

Technology for determining a geographical location of a ground receiver is disclosed. A plurality of radio frequency (rf) signals from a plurality of rf signal carriers may be received at the ground receiver.
Raytheon Company

Interactive applications using data from light sensory networks

In various example embodiments, a system and method for interactive applications that use location-based information from a light sensor network are presented. In example embodiments, data indicating a destination location inside a geofence is received.
Sensity Systems Inc.

Terminal device and early warning method thereof

The embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a terminal device and an early warning method for the terminal device. The method includes: a terminal starts a global positioning system (gps) positioning to acquire current geographical location information in real time, and matches the current geographical location information with geographical location information of a set region in a service area of a base station to which the terminal belongs; if a matching result is that the terminal has left the set region of the base station to which the terminal belongs, the terminal performs an early warning operation.
Zte Corporation

Mounting device for portable multi-stream video recording device

A disclosed mounting device for a portable video capture device includes a main body, a first coupling device, and a second coupling device. The main body includes a global positioning system (gps) receiver.
Waylens, Inc.

Apparatus, method, and computer program product for correlating global positioning system data and iso 8583 network transaction data or the like

A mobile application is made available for download to a device associated with a mobile business. Data describing a varying location of the business (and including an id) is obtained by exposing an api to the application over a wireless network.
Mastercard International Incorporated

Global navigation satellite system antenna

A system for facilitating installation of a global navigation satellite system (gnss) antenna on an aircraft may include, a gnss antenna, a transducer, a cable operably coupling the gnss antenna to the transducer, and a global positioning systems (gps) receiver operably coupled to the transducer.. .
Aeroantenna Technology, Inc.

Method and system for assessment of cognitive function based on electronic device usage

A system and method that enables a person to unobtrusively quantify the effect of mobility, physical activity, learning, social interaction and diet on cognitive function. The method records on the electronic device one of global positioning system longitude and latitude coordinates, accelerometer coordinates, and gyroscope coordinates, one of outgoing and incoming phone calls, outgoing and incoming emails, and outgoing and incoming text messages, one of urls visited on an internet browser application, books read on an e-reader application, games played on game applications, and the nutritional content of food consumed, performs the step of learning a function mapping from those recordings to measurements of cognitive function using a loss function to identify a set of optimal weights that produce a minimum for the loss function, uses those optimal weights to create the function mapping, and performs the step of computing the variance of the cognitive function measurements that is explained by the function mapping to assign an attribution to the effect of physical activity on measured changes in cognitive function..
Mindstrong, Llc

Gps signal acquisition method and distributed base station

A method for acquiring a global positioning system gps signal and a distributed base station are provided. The method includes that: a gps signal is received via a gps receiving module on a radio remote unit rru of a distributed base station, herein the gps signal includes a clock signal and location information; the rru transmits the received clock signal and location information to a building base band unit bbu of the distributed base station; and the bbu computes to obtain an optimal clock provided for all devices of the present base station to use according to the received clock signal, and stores the received location information..
Zte Corporation

Multipath error correction

In one or more embodiments, techniques and systems for multipath error correction are provided herein. A global positioning system (gps) component or unit determines a position of a vehicle at different times.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Uav policing, enforcement and deployment system

The described embodiments provide systems and methods for any type, usage, classification of unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) policing including but limited; detection, compliance to faa (local, state, federal and global) enforcement and various operational guidelines. The unmanned aerial vehicle enforcement (uave) includes but is not limited to operational and airworthiness guidance for the operation of plurality approved routes and/or route restriction, methods, procedures, global positioning systems, registration (ownership), authorization, cargo and usage approval, breadcrumb trail of flight departure(s) procedures and coordinates (dpcs), and standard arrival procedures and coordinates (sapcs) and other systems.

Marine vessel station keeping systems and methods

A system for maintaining a marine vessel in a body of water at a selected position and orientation includes a global positioning system that determines a global position and heading of the vessel and a proximity sensor that determines a relative position and bearing of the vessel with respect to an object near the vessel. A controller operable in a station keeping mode is in signal communication with the gps and the proximity sensor.
Brunswick Corporation

Content display controls based on environmental factors

Approaches are described for controlling and filtering the display of content by computing devices. In particular, a mobile computing device can adjust the playing of media content (e.g., audio, video, images, games, ringtones) according to situational appropriateness and other environmental factors occurring around the device.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Car-top mount with population density estimation

In many contexts, vehicles navigate routes while providing a service on behalf of a service provider, and with the assistance of global positioning systems (gps) for navigation, routing, and/or vehicle tracking. In addition to identifying the location of the vehicle, devices with integrated gps may also identify a population density (e.g., of individuals, cyclists, or other vehicles) within a vicinity of a location of the vehicle, which may caution a driver of high-population-density areas; may be used to assess a risk of the vehicle while navigating the route, and/or to suggest alternative routes; and/or to count the people who observe the vehicle navigating the route while performing the service.

Selecting a location determination a mobile device within a wireless communication network

A method of selecting a location determination method for a mobile device within a wireless communication network. For example, the method may be selected based upon how the mobile device accessed the wireless communication network and the capabilities of the mobile device.
T-mobile Usa, Inc.

Location tracking power cord and method therefore

A location tracking power cord and method therefore is taught in the various embodiments. The power cord includes location module housing having a location circuit board therein.

System and instantaneously determining uniform distribution of water, salinity, conductivity, temperature and other conditions in soil

A system and method for objective and real-time measurable indicator for calculating distribution uniformity of water, salinity, conductivity, or temperature in turf are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system and method may be directed to collecting turf condition data using a compact, portable turf analysis device having one or more sensors and global positioning system (gps) module configured to collect location data to a server database.
Stevens Water Monitoring Systems, Inc.

System and determining turf performance indicators

System and method for quantifying qualitative turf conditions as they relate to turf performance and health. In an embodiment, data is collected about turf condition using a turf analysis device.
Stevens Water Monitoring Systems, Inc.

System and tracking and optimizing pin hole locations on a putting green

A system and method for more efficient tracking and automatically recommend an optimizing pinhole locations on putting greens are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system and method may be directed to identifying a global position of a pinhole location using a turf analysis device having a global positioning system (gps) module configured to collect and assimilate pinhole location data and condition data to a server database.
Stevens Water Monitoring Systems, Inc

Golfing performance assistance device

A golfing performance assistance device for performance assistance through range finding and terrain mapping includes a housing. A power module, a microprocessor, a receiver and a memory storage unit are coupled to and positioned in the housing.

Automated farming system and method

An automated farming system includes equipment operating on a cropland. The equipment includes a yield monitor for dynamically measuring crop yields, and a communications subsystem for wirelessly reporting data corresponding to the crop yields.

Mitigation of spoofer satellite signals

A technology is described for mitigating global positioning system (gps) spoofer signals. A potentially spoofed gps signal received via an antenna coupled to a gps receiver can be identified.
Raytheon Company

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

Assigning social networking system users to households

Users of a social networking system are assigned to households using prediction models that rely, in part, on user profile information and social graph data. Information about users may be received by a social networking system through various channels (e.g., declared/profile information, user history, ip addresses, global positioning system (gps) data from check-in events and/or continuously provided by mobile devices, external household information, and/or social information).
Facebook, Inc.

Navigational and location determination system

A navigation and location system is provided that can include an inertial measurement unit (imu) comprising an in a strap down configuration and a global positioning system (gps), and a control section that determines orientation of a range sensor aligned with one axis of the imu with respect to the earth based on a sequence of system orientation and location measurements from said imu/gps along a displaced path from a starting point (sp) to an activation point (ap). Remote geo-location of the object can be determined based on determined range and bearing to the object determined by rotating axis of at least one reference frame from the strap down imu axis with gravity and aligning another axis with a line of longitude through the displacement path to determine true north then determining a azimuth or bearing angle between true north and the range sensor output axis oriented on the object..
The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy

Dive computer with global positioning system receiver

Dive computers in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. One embodiment includes a mobile phone handset, including a microprocessor, a microphone connected to the microprocessor, a speaker connected to the microprocessor, a telephone transceiver connected to the microprocessor, memory, a display, and an external connector for communicating with external devices wherein the memory contains a software application, and a waterproof housing including a pressure transducer, where the mobile phone handset is located within the waterproof housing and connected to the pressure transducer via the external connector, and wherein the software application configures the mobile phone handset to create a dive log stored in memory, wherein the dive log comprises recorded information including depth of submersion information recorded from the pressure transducer and display the recorded information during the dive..
Pelagic Pressure Systems Corp.

Acquiring global positioning system (gps) information in mobile devices

Various examples include methods for assisting global positioning system (gps) applications using a long term evolution (lte) subscription on a wireless communication device. Various example methods may include determining whether positioning information can be obtained from a first network associated with the lte subscription, obtaining the positioning information from the first network through the lte subscription in response to determining that the positioning information can be obtained from the first network, translating the positioning information into a format recognizable to a gps application executing on the wireless communication device, and providing the positioning information to the gps application..
Qualcomm Incorporated

Wearable personal security

A wearable apparatus for providing personal safety contains an enclosure, a microprocessor, a global positioning system (gps) module, a push button, and a wireless communication device. Based on the enclosure, the apparatus can be worn around the neck or on the wrist.
F.r.i.e.n.d. Security Systems Llc

Digital geologic compass/inclinometer system and method

A digital geologic compass system includes a microcontroller electronically connected with an accelerometer, a gyroscope, and a magnetometer, which facilitates operations of the accelerometer, the gyroscope, and the magnetometer and data output from the accelerometer, the gyroscope, and the magnetometer. The digital geologic compass system further includes a gps (global positioning system) unit that communicates with the microcontroller, wherein the microcontroller facilitates an operation of the gps unit.
Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System

Method of calculating average revolutions per independent unit with a gps navigation system

A method to obtain average revolutions per independent unit includes a total number of engine revolutions with an on-board computing device and a current distance value with the on-board computing device and a retrofitted global positioning system unit so that a final value can be calculated by dividing the total number of engine revolutions with the current distance value for a designated time period. The current distance value can be a distance unit or time unit as the final value, which is the average revolutions per independent unit, is displayed with a control panel of a vehicle.

Mobile asset cellular device transmission detection system and method

A mobile asset cellular device transmission detector system and method comprises a mobile asset cellular device transmission detector, a wireless processing unit, an event recorder, and a digital video recorder. The wireless processing unit includes event recorder interface software, digital video recorder interface software that obtains data from the digital video recorder, wireless navigation (wi-nav) software that obtains data from the wi-nav, global positioning system (gps) software that obtains data from a gps and geo-fence software.
Wi-tronix, Llc

Alarm system and method

An alarm system includes a detector positioned to detect when an object experiences an unauthorized removal and which produces an alarm signal when the object experiences an unauthorized removal. The alarm system includes a global positioning system (gps) and a transmitter in communication with the detector which transmits wirelessly an alarm alert signal with coordinates of the transmitter's location when the transmitter receives the alarm signal.

Method and small cell discovery in heterogeneous networks

A method for acquiring and applying offload area information for offloading a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) to a small cell in a different frequency layer is disclosed. The wtru may enter a region or a macro cell and receive offload area information of the region in which a small cell in the vicinity of the macro cell is located.
Idac Holdings, Inc.

Connected vehicle communication with processing alerts related to traffic lights and cloud systems

Methods and systems are provided. One method for processing communication between a vehicle and traffic lights is provided.

On board monitoring device

An onboard device comprising a processor, a memory coupled to the processor, and an analog-to-digital (a/d) converter. The onboard device also comprises a pair of wires where a first wire of the pair of wires is coupled to an analog input port of the a/d converter, and a second wire of the pair of wires is coupled to a reference voltage port of the a/d converter.
Gordon*howard Associates, Inc.

Using geographical features to reduce in-field propagation experimentation

The present invention includes an apparatus and method for determining cell coverage in a region with reduced in-field propagation measurements comprising: obtaining geographical features of the region; predicting the number of measurements required to accurately characterize its path loss; determining the path loss prediction accuracy of wardriving and crowdsourcing by oversampling a suburban and a downtown region from cell measurements that comprise signal strength and global positioning system coordinates; and using statistical learning to build a relationship between these geographical features and the measurements required, thereby reducing the number of measurements needed to determine path loss accuracy.. .
Southern Methodist University

Sports game ball tracking system and method

The present invention comprises a sports game ball tracking system and method. The invention includes at least one computer chip imbedded in a game ball.

Location-assisted service capability monitoring

A digitally stored map can indicate the signal quality for each of the map's regions. A device can determine its location, speed, and direction using global positioning system (gps) and other sensors.
Apple Inc.

Method and system for displaying a position of a vehicle at a remotely located device

A system and method for displaying a vehicle location on a user device includes an in-vehicle infotainment system and the user device coupled to the in-vehicle infotainment system of a vehicle. A global positioning system generates a vehicle position signal at the vehicle.
The Directv Group, Inc.

System and method to identify engagement of vehicle automation functions

A system and method for monitoring operation of vehicle automation systems utilizes an electronic vehicle monitor configured to connect to a computer system of a vehicle via the on board diagnostics (“obd”) port of the vehicle. The electronic vehicle monitor is configured to obtain operational status information of the activation or use of vehicle automation systems of the vehicle, such as of an automated braking system, automated acceleration system, automated steering system, automated vehicle navigation system, automated collision avoidance system, and an automated cruise control system.
Opus Inspection, Inc.

Radio operation switch based on gps mobility data

Systems and methods are disclosed for providing a radio operation switch based on mobility data. In one embodiment, a mobile base station is disclosed, comprising: a global positioning system (gps) module for determining a current location of the mobile base station; a velocity module coupled to the output of the gps module for determining a current velocity of the mobile base station; and a controller, the controller configured to perform steps comprising: determining the current velocity of the mobile base station using the velocity module; comparing the current velocity to a threshold; and switching, based on the comparison, from a first radio band to a second radio band..
Parallel Wireless, Inc.

Global positioning system (gps) signal piggyback in a distributed device environment

An application configured to provide a service using a particular type of sensor data can be executed by a first mobile device. The application attempting to access the particular type of sensor data from the first mobile device can be detected.
International Business Machines Corporation

Flexible telematics providing telematics to a vehicle

A method for providing telematics to a vehicle comprises providing a telematics unit with a global positioning system device, a data pump, and a short range wireless personal area network transceiver, communicatively connecting the telematics unit to an integrated communication device of the vehicle, the integrated communication device having a memory holding a list uniquely identifying at least one mobile communication device selected from a currently paired mobile communication device, a previously paired mobile communication device, and a pre-defined mobile communication device, transmitting an alert out from the telematics unit to an off-site telematics provider utilizing a communications path of the data pump, and receiving a channeled response to the alert from the off-site telematics provider automatically through the at least one mobile communication device.. .
Sirius Xm Connected Vehicle Services Inc.

Apparatus for identifying location of user

A terminal for identifying a location of a user includes a transmitter configured to transmit data, a receiver configured to receive the data, a sensor configured to sense at least one piece of context information, and a controller configured to determine a priority order of area information, service set identifier (ssid) information, global positioning system (gps) signal information, and the context information corresponding to each location, identify the location based on the priority order, and determine the priority order of the ssid information and the gps signal information in response to retrieving a number of ssids.. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

Multipath error correction

In one or more embodiments, techniques and systems for multipath error correction are provided herein. A global positioning system (gps) component or unit determines a position of a vehicle at different times.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Method and system for associating location attestations with derived location data

A mobile communications device is adapted to receive user input for association with a defined geographic area or location. The user inputs an attestation of his or her location and the mobile device compares the user-attested location with a geolocational data derived from external transmitters, such satellites as the global positioning system (“gps”).

Systems for automatic driverless movement for self-parking processing

A method for navigating a vehicle automatically from a current location to a destination location without a human operator is disclosed. The method includes identifying a vehicle location using global positioning system (gps) data regarding the vehicle.

Audio video navigation device and providing charging station information using the audio video navigation device

An audio-video-navigation device of a vehicle includes: an input interface receiving power information of the vehicle through inter-vehicle communication; a memory storing map information; a user input portion generating an input signal corresponding to a demand of a user; a global positioning system (gps) receiving a signal transmitted from a gps satellite; a controller connected to the input interface, the memory, the user input portion, and the gps; and a display portion displaying information processed by the controller. When power of the vehicle is turned on, the controller determines whether first information regarding a charging station nearest to a position of the vehicle at a time at which power of the vehicle was previously turned off is stored in the memory and controls the display portion so as to display an object representing the first information when the first information is stored in the memory..
Hyundai Motor Company

Gps routing based on driver

A global positioning system (“gps”) receives a destination location from a current driver of a vehicle. A gps route planning process of the gps identifies potential routes for the vehicle to the destination location.
International Business Machines Corporation

Methods for topology and automatic neighborhood detection in lighting system

Apparatuses and methods, the methods including installing a plurality of lighting fixtures, each of the lighting fixtures being installed at a location where they are to be operated and including at least one of a motion sensor and a global positioning system (gps) device; receiving a signal from the plurality of lighting fixtures; storing a dataset including data representing the signals from the plurality of lighting fixtures; determining a correlation between the plurality of lighting fixtures and/or determining neighboring lighting fixtures for the plurality of lighting fixtures; and determining a topology of the installed lighting fixtures based on the determined correlation between the plurality of lighting fixtures.. .
General Electric Company

Vehicle object detection and notification system

Disclosed and described herein is a vehicle object notification system comprising a controller and a steering interface comprising a plurality of light-emitting elements controlled by the controller, each of the light-emitting elements arranged in an elongated pattern along a respective portion of the steering interface, wherein any one or more of the plurality of light-emitting elements are configured to illuminate based on information received from a vehicle including gps (global positioning system) information, navigation information, foreign object proximity information, vehicle performance information, general warning information, course information, positioning information, and blind spot warning information.. .
Tk Holdings Inc.

Self-controlled digital authorization over communication networks

A system for authorizing an external device to access computerized records. The system includes a server.
Netspective Communications Llc

Disablement of global positioning system transceiver while providing directions

In one aspect, a device includes a processor, a motion sensor accessible to the processor, a global positioning system (gps) transceiver accessible to the processor, and storage accessible to the processor. The storage bears instructions executable by the processor to identify at least a first instruction to travel to a location, and determine whether to disable the gps transceiver based at least in part on one or more of a distance to be traveled before a second instruction is provided and a length of time to pass before the second instruction is provided.
Lenovo (singapore) Pte. Ltd.

User terminal and control method thereof

A user terminal and a control method thereof are provided. The control method of a user terminal includes registering a first point, acquiring movement information of the user terminal using a motion sensor when the user terminal moves from the first point to a second point, and providing a user interface (ui) for guiding to the first point on the basis of the movement information if a user command for a return is input.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Methods and system for controlling the use of firearms

According to certain aspects, a system for controlling use of firearms can include a circuitry coupled to a firearm and in communication with a global positioning system (gps) unit. The circuitry may be configured to: determine, using the gps unit, coordinates of a current location of the firearm; transmit the coordinates of the current location of the firearm to a remote server, wherein the remote server comprises a database including a plurality of coordinates associated with a plurality of locations at which the firearm should be enabled or disabled; receive from the remote server information relating to whether the firearm should be disabled at the coordinates of the current location of the firearm; and in response to determining that the firearm should be disabled based on the information from the remote server, initiate disabling of the firearm..

Traffic light for cooperative vehicle-infrastructure and controlling the same

The present disclosure provides a traffic light for cooperative vehicle-infrastructure and a method for controlling the same. The traffic light for cooperative vehicle-infrastructure includes: a communication module, a central processing module, a global positioning system gps module and a scheduling module.
Leauto Intelligent Technology (beijing) Co. Ltd

Apparatus and sway control

Embodiments of the invention provide a device and method for controlling sway of a trailer utilizing a global positioning system (gps) device to detect a speed of a vehicle, a rate gyro to detect a sway angle of the vehicle, and a controller coupled to the gps device and the rate gyro. The gps and the rate gyro provide the speed and the sway angle to the controller and the controller outputs a brake command if either a first condition is satisfied or a second condition is satisfied..
Hayes Towing Electronics Llc

User interface using tagged media, 3d indexed virtual reality images, and global positioning system locations, for electronic commerce

A user interface operated via at least one consumer computing device, a database, and at least one host computer processor, provide an electronic commerce (ecommerce) environment for secured transactions between consumer and vendor members subscribed to the environment. Digital product images are scaled into digital images of environments of intended use for virtual reality observation.

System for promoting spontaneous purchases of goods using prestocked lockers and proximity marketing

System for promoting spontaneous purchases of goods using prestocked lockers and proximity marketing. Locker banks having secure lockers are deployed at strategic locations near consumers.

Augmented communication and positioning using unmanned aerial vehicles

A system for augmenting wireless communication and satellite positioning for machines at a worksite includes one or more unmanned aerial vehicles (uav) configured to be remotely operated above an area encompassing the worksite. Each of the uav includes a real time kinematic (rtk) global positioning system (gps) onboard the uav for determining the position of the uav relative to a base station located at a known location, and a machine vision module for detecting an object on the ground at the worksite.

System and sharing vehicle location information, and computer readable medium recording the sharing vehicle location information

A location information sharing system includes an emergency call system and a navigation system provided in a vehicle, wherein the emergency call system comprises a first initial location calculation unit for generating a first initial location by receiving a global navigation satellite system (gnss) or a global positioning system (gps) signal transmitted from a gnss or gps satellite, a first compensation location calculation unit for generating a first compensation location compensated from the first initial location, a first transmitting/receiving unit for receiving a second initial location and a second compensation location transmitted from the navigation system, and a first control unit for outputting one location information of the first initial location, the first compensation location, the second initial location, and the second compensation location.. .

Method and system for charging an electric vehicle

A method of positioning an electric vehicle, such as a battery electric vehicle, plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, or similar vehicle relative to a charging point includes receiving at the vehicle a global positioning system (gps) signal, receiving at the vehicle a global positioning system correction signal, correcting the global positioning system signal using the global positioning system correction signal, and positioning the vehicle relative to the charging point using the corrected global positioning system signal such that the vehicle can be charged by the charging point.. .

System and accessing an emergency dispatcher in a foreign country

A system and method of accessing an emergency dispatcher in a foreign country is provided. The system and method includes a mobile device and a database.

Car entertainment control system

A vehicle includes a user interface having a plurality of components. A global positioning system determines a geographical location of the vehicle.
Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America, Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

Monitoring the structural health of columns

A method and apparatus for monitoring the structural health of a stock of columns such as lighting columns and/or columns within that stock each of which is connected to receive power from an external source or otherwise. The method comprises the steps of locating on an upper surface of each or a plurality of columns within the stock to be monitored a micro controller connected to receive power from the electrical source of the respective column.
The Aluminium Lighting Company Ltd

Method and system for providing personalized navigation services and crowd-sourced location-based data

A system for updating location-based data available to a network of user includes a network of users connected to a server; a database comprising location-based information on the server accessible to the network of users, the location-based information including global positioning system (gps) coordinates of environmental conditions including traffic conditions, topographical information, weather information, road surface condition information, roadside object information, on-road object information, and combinations thereof; a vehicle including an image gathering device, the image gathering device in communication with the server; an image recognition module including software executing on a computer readable medium for performing image processing on images gathered from the image gathering device; software executing on a computer readable medium for updating the location-based information in the database based on processed images taken by the image gathering device; and an electronic map reflecting the location-based information in the database.. .

Radio access point location verification using gps location and radio environment data

Techniques are provided to perform location verification of a radio access point device such as femtocell. The radio access point device is configured to receive signals from global positioning system (gps) satellite transmitters to produce gps location data representing a gps location of the radio access point device.
Cisco Technology, Inc.

Point of sale apparatuses, methods and systems

Transformation of inputs including beacon inputs, global positioning system (gps) inputs, captured panorama inputs, user-penned descriptive inputs, and payment-amount-specifying inputs, via components, into outputs including user device pos configuration setting outputs and/or payment-gateway-directed authorization request outputs. Further, transformation of inputs including pos scanner inputs, pos keyboard inputs, and/or pos printer-directed inputs, via components, into outputs including compliance check outputs, tagged omnibus record outputs, sku-upc mapping outputs, and/or convergence/correlation outputs.
Appi Tecnologia S/a D.b.a. Muxi

Wireless lock sensory delivery and control device, system and method

The invention discloses a wireless lock sensory delivery and control device, system and method comprising a wireless lock and alarm connected to and controlled by bluetooth connection to a remote device such as a cell phone, tablet, computer or pda. The lock and alarm can be adjusted by the user remotely through the remote device, to control and modulate functions including alarms, sirens or other sound emitters; shock and movement sensors; lights; global positioning system (gps) location and tracking components; battery strength detection components; alarm and lock testing and diagnostic feedback mechanisms; registration and warranty monitors; and data collection and storage components.

Satellite positioning system enabled traffic determination

The present invention is directed to utilizing monitoring devices (200) for determining the demographics of individuals passing a particular geographic location. The monitoring devices (200) are distributed to a number of study respondents.
Rdpa, Llc

Accurately determining real time parameters describing vehicle motion based on multiple data sources

A multi-modal meter of a vehicle obtains information from multiple sources to determine the most accurate values of motion parameters of the vehicle. The multi-modal meter obtains data describing motion of a vehicle from various sources including an on-board diagnostics (obd) and global positioning system (gps.) the dynamically evaluates the signal sources for their accuracy as the vehicle travels.
Flywheel Software, Inc.

Machine learning based determination of accurate motion parameters of a vehicle

A multi-modal meter of a vehicle obtains information from multiple sources to determine the most accurate values of motion parameters of the vehicle. The multi-modal meter obtains data describing motion of a vehicle from various sources including an on-board diagnostics (obd) and global positioning system (gps.) the dynamically evaluates the signal sources for their accuracy as the vehicle travels.
Flywheel Software, Inc.

Autonomous vehicle navigation system and method

An autonomous vehicle is improved with a navigational system having both cameras and echolocation sensors, each including overlapping fields of view. The cameras and echolocation sensors may be part of an optical and echolocation system, respectively, that may work in conjunction with a global positioning system to determine a course for the autonomous vehicle to reach an objective while detecting and avoid obstacles along the course..
Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation

Traffic prompting system for driver

A traffic prompting system for a car includes a processing unit. The processing unit includes a global positioning system (gps) unit and a controller.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

Techniques for augmenting gps-based navigation via light-based communication

Techniques are disclosed for augmenting global positioning system (gps)-based navigation via light-based communication (lcom). In accordance with some embodiments, a light-sensing device, such as a camera or an ambient light sensor configured as described herein, may be used to detect an lcom signal transmitted by a local lcom-enabled solid-state luminaire.
Osram Sylvania Inc.

System and process for distribution of information on a communication network

A communications system includes a plurality of recipient processors located at geographically remote locations with respect to each other and connected for communication with an information provider processor, over the communications network. The provider and recipient processors may comprise respective computers coupled for communication on the internet or www.
Geocom, Llc

Computer-aided system for 360° heads up display of safety / mission critical data

A safety critical, time sensitive data system for projecting safety/mission critical data onto a display pair of commercial off the shelf (cots) light weight projection glasses or monocular creating an immersive omnidirectional hud (heads up display) system with 6 degrees of freedom movement with user immersion and user inputs & outputs. The system includes the display, haptic glove, haptic suit, vestibular interface, temperature emulation, smell emulation, and omnidirectional sound, the workstation, the application software, and inputs containing the safety/mission critical information (current user position, total collision avoidance system—tcas, global positioning system—gps, magnetic resonance imaging—mri images, cat scan images.
Real Time Companies, Llc

Dynamic geofence determination

A system for dynamic geofence determination for trip navigation comprises an interface and a microprocessor. The interface is configured to receive data for one or more trips.
2e Systems Gmbh

Method and system for providing gps location embedded in an ipv6 address using neighbor discovery

A method is disclosed of embedding a gps location of a host device in an ipv6 address using ipv6 neighbor discovery, the method includes sending a neighbor solicitation request having a global positioning system (gps) option from a first host device to an ipv6 server via an ipv6 communication network, the gps option providing gps information of the first host device; receiving the neighbor solicitation request having the gps option on the ipv6 server, the ipv6 server configured to capture the neighbor solicitation request and create an ipv6 address with gps information for the first host device; sending a neighbor discovery advertisement from the ipv6 server to the first host device; receiving the neighbor discovery advertisement and returning a solicit, request and renew message to the ipv6 server; and returning a reply message to the first host device with the ipv6 address with the gps information.. .
Konica Minolta Laboratory U.s.a., Inc.

Situational awareness and position location information interface system

An efficient and reliable way to send various information including position location information (pli) and emergency messages (em) using or within a mobile satellite system (mss) using different message formats including short message (e.g., short burst data (sbd), etc.), between mobile users as provided. Embodiments also use global positioning systems (gps) used in some cases with the pli system.
The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy

Apparatus and switching navigation mode between vehicle navigation mode and personal navigation mode in navigation device

An apparatus and method are provided for switching a navigation mode between a vehicle navigation mode and a pedestrian navigation mode. The apparatus includes a global positioning system (gps) receiver configured to receive a gps signal; and a controller configured to calculate a speed of the apparatus by using the gps signal received by the gps receiver, compare the calculated speed of the apparatus with a threshold speed, and determine the navigation mode of the apparatus between the vehicle navigation mode and the pedestrian navigation mode based on the comparison..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Method and system for assessment of cognitive function based on electronic device usage

A system and method that enables a person to unobtrusively quantify the effect of mobility, physical activity, learning, social interaction and diet on cognitive function. The method records on the electronic device one of global positioning system longitude and latitude coordinates, accelerometer coordinates, and gyroscope coordinates, one of outgoing and incoming phone calls, outgoing and incoming emails, and outgoing and incoming text messages, one of urls visited on an internet browser application, books read on an e-reader application, games played on game applications, and the nutritional content of food consumed, performs the step of learning a function mapping from those recordings to measurements of cognitive function using a loss function to identify a set of optimal weights that produce a minimum for the loss function, uses those optimal weights to create the function mapping, and performs the step of computing the variance of the cognitive function measurements that is explained by the function mapping to assign an attribution to the effect of physical activity on measured changes in cognitive function..
Mindstrong, Llc

Intelligent shading objects utilizing a global positioning system (gps) receiver and digital compass

An intelligent umbrella includes a base unit, a central support unit, a shading element projection mechanism, one or more shading elements; and a gps/gnss receiver, the gps/gnss receiver to capture a latitude and/or longitude of the intelligent umbrella. The intelligent umbrella includes a controller, the controller to receive the latitude and the longitude measurement of the intelligent umbrella and to calculate an associated azimuth angle for the intelligent umbrella.
Shadecraft, Llc

Cut tree information system

A logging information system includes a felling machine that includes a first global positioning system receiver and a sensor configured to measure an orientation of a felling head operably connected to the felling machine, and an information system controller operable to estimate a cut tree location based on a measured global position of the felling machine and a measured orientation of the felling head of the felling machine.. .
Deere & Company

Global positioning system (gps) for linking network access platforms with social network profile electronic documents

A global position system (gps) configured to be accessed by a clinical provider and an external agency over a network. The system can include an input/output unit to receive an input external from the system and communicate an output.
Netspective Communications Llc

Vehicle monitoring system and vehicle monitoring method

A vehicle monitoring system includes a positioning module, a gravity acceleration sensor, and a position determining module. The positioning module receives data transmitted from a global positioning system satellite to obtain a position of a vehicle or of a device which is co-positional with the vehicle.
Nanjing Asiatek Technology Ltd.

Method and system for providing enhanced location based information for wireless handsets using dead reckoning

Methods, devices and systems for generating enhanced location information on or about a mobile device may include improved dead reckoning solutions in which the mobile device performs location determination calculations with the aid of network components or global positioning systems (gps). The network aided location information may be provided to the processor and utilized in measuring the accuracy of sensor based location calculations.
Rivada Research, Llc.

Traffic flow rates

One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for determining a scaled flow rate of traffic for a road segment. For example, probe flow rate information is determined based upon locational information from one or more probe vehicles on a road segment (e.g., a flow rate of probe vehicles corresponding to a sum of probe vehicles identified from time stamped global positioning system coordinates provided by the probe vehicles).
Inrix Inc.,

Smart integrated point of sale system

Embodiments of the present technology relate to an all-in-one integrated transaction platform. An example integrated point of sale (pos) device comprises a tablet processor, secure processor, and memory for storing executable instructions that comprise a business management system, a housing comprising a plurality of video display screens, wherein a merchant display screen is coupled to at least one customer display screen, a business management system receiving input from the plurality of video display screens, a payment reader, wherein the payment reader is capable of accepting at least magnetic swipe cards, emv (europay, mastercard, and visa) chip and pin cards, and nfc (near field communication) payment, a barcode scanner, a cash drawer, a printer, an ada (american disabilities act) compliant secure keypad, a biometric verification unit, at least one camera, gps (global positioning system), and wired and wireless communication technologies such as but not limited to ethernet, wi-fi, bluetooth, 3g/4g etc..
Innowi Inc.

Traffic obstruction detection

One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for training and/or utilizing a traffic obstruction identification model for identifying traffic obstructions based upon vehicle location point data. For example, a training dataset, comprising sample vehicle location points (e.g., global positioning system location points of vehicles) and traffic obstruction identification labels (e.g., locations of known traffic obstructions such as stop signs, crosswalks, stop lights, etc.), may be evaluated to extract a set of training features indicative of traffic flow patterns.
Inrix Inc.,

Single pcb wrist worn device

A wrist worn device, comprising: a single piece flexible printed circuit board (pcb), the single piece flexible pcb having: a central portion fabricated with a central conducting area configured to connect electronically to an electronic source, a processing unit and a cellular communication circuit; a band portion fabricated with conductive materials for forming an integrated antenna electrically connected to the cellular communication circuit via the central conducting area; and a second band portion; a global positioning system (gps) module electrically connected to the processing unit and to the electronic source via the central conducting area; a first band cover mounted to wrap the first band portion; a second band cover mounted to wrap the second band portion; and a central portion cover having a receptacle area for housing the electronic source, the processing unit and the cellular communication circuit.. .
Kgps (israel) Ltd.

Bicycle activity monitoring and recording device with air pollution sensors

Provided is an activity monitoring and recording device which may include a smartphone, a pollution sensor, a global positioning system (gps) device, a microprocessor and proprietary software supported to a bicycle.. .

Positioning with wireless local area networks and wlan-aided global positioning systems

Accurate position capability can be quickly provided using a wireless local area network (wlan). When associated with a wlan, a wireless device can quickly determine its relative and/or coordinate position based on information provided by an access point in the wlan.
Qualcomm Incorporated

Distress signal transmitters

Distress signal transmitters of the present invention are designed to maximize the chance for a victim to survive an accident, and minimize the time for a rescue party to find a victim. The preferred embodiments of the distress signal transmitters of the present invention are to be self-powered, self-activated, and to remain fully functional when dropped into salt water.

System and selecting events or locations based on content

Systems and methods of returning location and/or event results using information mined from non-textual information are provided. Non-textual information is captured using a hardware component of a user device.
Ebay Inc.

Shoelaces with location monitoring systems

Systems and methods for monitoring the location of a wearer of a shoelace and providing alerts when the wearer is not within the pre-established parameters are disclosed. A shoelace has a location monitoring device irremovably housed within it.

System and video streaming to a geographically limited set of viewers

A video distribution technique permits individual users to view a streaming video of an event if they are located outside an exclusion zone surrounding the location of the event. The exclusion zone may be a distance (e.g., 50 miles) or a geographical zone (e.g., a city or county border).
Mobilitie, Llc

Textual geographic location processing

Textual geographical location relates a placename, which is a set of terms, from one to any maximum as defined in an individual language, to a unique point or area (many points) as found on a map or other coordinate system, such as the map of the united states as used in global positioning system (gps).. .
Intelligent Language, Llc

Methods and systems for detecting and defending against invalid time signals

Some embodiments of the time resilient system and methods disclosed herein can be configured to detect and defend against invalid time signals. According to various embodiments of the disclosed technology, the time resilient system include a receiver for collecting time signals sourced from an external clock.
San Diego Gas & Electric Company

Vehicle and map generating the vehicle

A map generating method includes: modeling a predetermined amount of global positioning system (gps) data as linear segments; determining whether a difference between the modeled segments and the gps data is within a predetermined range; and determining an amount of gps data forming the modeled segments based on whether the difference is within the predetermined range.. .
Hyundai Motor Company

Method and radio interface-based inter-cell synchronization in wireless communication system

Provided are a method and an apparatus for transmitting a maximum stratum level in a wireless communication system. An evolved nodeb (enb) or a home enb (henb) having a global positioning system (gps) constitutes a maximum stratum level indicating a maximum value of a hop capable of supporting radio interface based synchronization (ribs) and transmits the constituted maximum stratum level to a small cell.
Lg Electronics Inc.

Cell id disambiguation

Systems and methods for cell id disambiguation are described. In one embodiment, a method may be disclosed for constructing a neighbor table, comprising: receiving, at a mobile base station, a physical cell identifier (pci) of a detected neighbor base station from a user equipment (ue); receiving a global positioning system (gps) position of the mobile base station; and associating the gps position of the mobile base station with the pci of the detected neighbor base station in a neighbor table..
Parallel Wireless, Inc.

Global positioning system ("gps") independent navigation system for a self-guided aerial vehicle utilizing multiple optical sensors

Disclosed is a global positioning system (“gps”) independent navigation system (“gins”) for a self-guided aerial vehicle (“sav”). The sav has a housing, where the housing has an outer surface, a length, a front-end, and a longitudinal axis along the length of the housing.
The Boeing Company

Retriever locator

A selectable lost item retriever locator system to locate the predetermined lost and/or stolen items, comprising a hand-held receiver or locator unit and chips applied to items the user desires to locate, is disclosed. The receiver or locator unit is a hand held device, either a smartphone app or a component that picks up signals like a remote or a key clicker device.

Sharing links in an augmented reality environment

Various embodiments provide methods and systems for users and business owners to share content and/or links to visual elements of a place at a physical location, and, in response to a user device pointing at a tagged place, causing the content and/or links to the visual elements of the place to be presented on the user device. In some embodiments, content and links are tied to specific objects at a place based at least in part upon one of global positioning system (gps) locations, inertial measurement unit (imu) orientations, compass data, or one or more visual matching algorithms.
A9.com, Inc.



Global Positioning System topics:
  • Global Positioning System
  • Communications
  • Mobile Terminal
  • User Input
  • Navigation
  • Tracking System
  • Computing Device
  • Medical History
  • Wireless Computing
  • Communication System
  • Distributed
  • User Interface
  • Mobile Device Management
  • Synchronization
  • Scheduling


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