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Heikki Huomo: System and method for initiating location-dependent applications on mobile devices. Nokia Corporation, Hollingsworth & Funk, August 22, 2006: US07096030 (261 worldwide citation)

A system, apparatus, and method for facilitating location-based triggering of actions, applications, services, and the like on wireless devices, for locations that may be subsequently visited by the mobile device user. Wireless service area identifiers are received at the wireless device, where sele ...


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Bagher Rouhollahzadeh, Ranjit Bhatia: System and method for location-based marketing to mobile stations within a cellular network. Ericsson, Jenkens & Gilchrist P C, March 27, 2001: US06208866 (261 worldwide citation)

A telecommunications system and method is disclosed for collecting mobility information regarding mobile subscribers and providing this mobility information to telemarketing companies to generate extra revenue for cellular network operators. A telemarketing application can define a target area, whic ...


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Ian S Small, Michael Chen: Time and location based computing. Apple Computer, V Randall Gard, June 24, 1997: US05642303 (258 worldwide citation)

Utilizing a simple, low-cost beacon and receiver technology to allow users to build their own infrastructure by placing beacons in key locations provides intelligent location awareness. This location awareness can be leveraged by the computer electronic equipment that the user is carrying, needs no ...


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Edward James Morgan, Farshid Alizadeh Shabdiz, Russel Kipp Jones, Michael George Shean: Location beacon database. Skyhook Wireless, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, October 7, 2008: US07433694 (246 worldwide citation)

A location beacon database and server, method of building location beacon database, and location based service using same. Wi-Fi access points are located in a target geographical area to build a reference database of locations of Wi-Fi access points. At least one vehicle is deployed including at le ...


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Darrell E Ernst, Donald R McMillan, Thomas L Folk, Steven R Rogers: Location based selective distribution of generally broadcast information. The Mitre Corporation, Larson and Taylor, June 3, 1997: US05636245 (242 worldwide citation)

A system for determining whether information broadcast by a general transmitter is relevant to a particular user based on the location, velocity and/or time of an object of interest includes a remote terminal, a general broadcasting unit, a transmitter at the general broadcasting unit for broadcasti ...


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Michael V Ryden: Location based communications system. Allen H Erickson, June 19, 2007: US07233795 (240 worldwide citation)

A location based communications system uses a physical location system (PLS) or relative position system to determine a communication unit's location in two or three dimensions, and is configured for radiotelephonic calls through intermediary communications satellite systems, cellular systems or oth ...


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Aldo Caballero, Dan Yeakley: Location-based feature enablement for mobile terminals. Hand Held Products, Additon Higgins Pendleton & Ashe P A, November 12, 2013: US08583924 (239 worldwide citation)

A computing device to enable a feature thereof according to a current location and a control method thereof, the computing device including: a location unit to determine the current location of the computing device; and a licensing unit to determine whether the current location corresponds to a pred ...


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Fred Wimbush: Distress radiolocation method and system. 122923 Canada, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, January 15, 1985: US04494119 (223 worldwide citation)

A dedicated distress radiolocation system combines direction-finding techniques with calculations based on signal strength to precisely locate a distress transmission and effect rescue of the person or property in distress. The system is capable of locating a distress transmission solely on the basi ...


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Terry Lynn Cole: Location-based reminders. Advanced Micro Devices, Hamilton & Terrile, Michael Rocco Cannatti, August 1, 2006: US07084758 (218 worldwide citation)

A mobile computing device, such as a personal digital assistant (PDA) or smart phone (102), is equipped with a location detector, such as a WLAN transceiver (112) or global positioning system (GPS) receiver (134), and is programmed with a condition detection program (145) by the user to suppress or ...