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Paul John Rankin, Jonathan Charles Griffiths: Distributed location based service system. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Michael E Schmitt, April 12, 2005: US06879838 (182 worldwide citation)

A system, apparatus, and method for providing a distributed location based service system to a mobile user. Information related to a particular geographic location may be electronically transferred to a mobile electronic device, without a request from the user, and interpreted locally on the device ...


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Sailesh Rachabathuni, Jonathan Griffiths, Paul John Rankin: Wireless system, a method of selecting an application while receiving application specific messages and user location method using user location awareness. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, September 30, 2003: US06628938 (179 worldwide citation)

A method of selecting an application in a wireless device and a user location method are provided. In the method of selecting an application, specific messages are received from a wireless station. The application specific messages are specific to services provided via a wireless station transmittin ...


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Yevgeniy Eugene Shteyn, Paul John Rankin, Simon Royce Turner: Mobile micro portal. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Kevw Simons, August 24, 2004: US06782253 (112 worldwide citation)

A geographic region has a network of beacons. Each beacon transmits a short-range facilitation signal for receipt on a user's mobile communication device. The facilitation signal initiates associating the facilitation signal with a service and conditionally alerts the user to the service via th ...


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Balthasar Antonius Gerardus Vanluijt, Paul John Rankin, Christopher Brian Marshall: Arrangement with beacon for providing information service. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Larry Liberchuk, March 7, 2006: US07010267 (17 worldwide citation)

A beacon (120) adapted for use in an arrangement (100) for providing an information service, comprising a storage (225) for storing data related to the information service, local communication means (220, 221, 222) for establishing a short range communication link (125) with a mobile device (130), a ...


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Christopher Brian Marshall, Paul John Rankin, Alan James Davie: Interactive system using tags. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Yan Glickberg, February 27, 2007: US07183925 (5 worldwide citation)

An interactive system in which information read from two or more tags (10, 12 or 10, 12′) jointly determines a process to be carried out. One of the tags may identify a user by for example his/her store loyalty card number or by a personal identifying tag (or card) in a cordless RF terminal and the ...


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Sailesh Rachabathuni, Jonathan Griffiths, Paul John Rankin: In a wireless system, a method of selecting an application while receiving application specific messages and user location method using user location awareness. Philips Electronics North America Corporation, Intellectual Property & Standards, April 8, 2004: US20040067773-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

A method of selecting an application in a wireless device and a user location method are provided. In the method of selecting an application, specific messages are received from a wireless station. The application specific messages are specific to services provided via a wireless station transmittin ...


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James David Schaffer, Paul John Rankin, Keith Mathias, John Milanski: Television viewer profile initializer and related methods. Corporate Patent Counsel, Philips Electronics North America Corporation, August 22, 2002: US20020116710-A1

A TV viewer profile initializer for reducing the time it takes for an implicit profiler-based TV recommender to produce accurate TV recommendations. The profiles initializer utilizes stereotype profiles from a substantial pool of TV viewing behavior of a representative number of TV viewers. By apply ...


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Balthasar Antonius Gerardus Vanluijt, Paul John Rankin, Christopher Brian Marshall: Arrangement with beacon for providing information service. Philips Electronics North American, September 19, 2002: US20020132614-A1

A beacon (120) adapted for use in an arrangement (100) for providing an information service, comprising a storage (225) for storing data related to the information service, local communication means (220, 221, 222) for establishing a short range communication link (125) with a mobile device (130), a ...


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Paul John Rankin, Jonathan Charles Griffiths: Distributed location based service system. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Corporate Patent Counsel, Philips Electronics North America Corporation, October 24, 2002: US20020155844-A1

A system, apparatus, and method for providing a distributed location based service system to a mobile user. Information related to a particular geographic location may be electronically transferred to a mobile electronic device, without a request from the user, and interpreted locally on the device ...