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Dennis P Crowley, Alexander M Rainert: Location-based social software for mobile devices. Google, Fish & Richardson P C, September 22, 2009: US07593740 (171 worldwide citation)

A method of establishing connection between users of mobile devices includes receiving at a computer a location of a first user from a first mobile device, receiving from a second mobile device a location of a second user having an acquaintance relationship to the first user, and sending a message t ...


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Martin Kelly Jones: Apparatus and method for monitoring travel of a mobile vehicle. Global Research Systems, Thomas Kayden Horstemeyer & Risley, March 26, 2002: US06363323 (171 worldwide citation)

A vehicle tracking system includes a sensor (e.g., a GPS sensor) and a vehicle control unit (VCU) attached to a vehicle. The sensor determines the vehicle's location based on positioning signals received from a plurality of satellites. The VCU compares the vehicle's location to a predefine ...


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Matthew Banet, Randon Schultz, Robert Murad: Wireless, internet-based medical-diagnostic system. Triage Data Networks, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, July 8, 2008: US07396330 (170 worldwide citation)

A system for monitoring a patient's vital signs that features a vital-sign monitor including sensors for measuring from the patient at least one of the following vital-sign data: O2 saturation, blood pressure, electro-cardiogram, respirator rate, and blood glucose level. The system also includes a g ...


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Gregory M Vaudreuil: Location based service restrictions for mobile applications. Lucent Technologies, March 20, 2007: US07194273 (169 worldwide citation)

A cell phone system that controls the functionality of cell phones based upon their geographical locations. Functionality information stored in data bases located at and unique to each location. A local or low power transmitter at each location transmits functionality information from the data bases ...


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Robert Ellis Richton: Method and apparatus for a wireless telecommunication system that provides location-based action services. Lucent Technologies, Harness Dickey & Pierce, June 4, 2002: US06400956 (168 worldwide citation)

A wireless telecommunications system uses location or position information to initiate actions on behalf of travelers. As position information of a wireless mobile unit is received, it is compared to stored position information of a remote location, such as a home. As the traveler approaches his hom ...


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James A Fitch, David A Hose, Michael McNight: Interface for wireless location information. Openwave Systems, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, April 21, 2009: US07522927 (166 worldwide citation)

Multiple location finding equipment (LFE) inputs are used to enhance location information made available to wireless location-based applications. A wireless network utilizes a mobile switching center to route communications between wireless stations, a network platform, and a variety of LFE systems. ...


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Robert Bleidt, Danny Chin, James Timothy Christopher Kaba: Method of striping a data stream onto subsets of storage devices in a multiple user data distribution system. Sarnoff Corporation, William J Burke, July 6, 1999: US05920702 (166 worldwide citation)

A multiple user data storage, retrieval and distribution system containing a parallel processing computer system that forms a digital information server. The server contains a plurality of parallel processors each connected to a information storage device. The user data is stored in a distributed ma ...


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Robert K Tendler: Location based service request system. Tendler Cellular, Robert K Tendler, February 11, 2003: US06519463 (166 worldwide citation)

A wireless phone based system to accommodate users of wireless phones for providing information as to the location of Certain services such as gasoline stations, movie theatres, drug stores, etc., includes the utilization of a GPS receiver and a wireless phone, with the wireless, phone adapted to ca ...


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Vinod Anupam, Suryanarayan Perinkulam, Chitra A Phadke, Viswanath Poosala: Provision of location-based services utilizing user movement statistics. Alcatel Lucent USA, Ryan Mason & Lewis, July 13, 2010: US07756534 (165 worldwide citation)

Location-based services are provided in a communication system comprising at least a portion of at least one wireless network. One aspect of the invention relates to generation of user movement statistics that may be utilized to facilitate the development of targeted marketing campaigns or other typ ...


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Parulekar Koustubh, Neras Arve: Providing location based information to a mobile device. Openblue, April 20, 2005: GB2407230-A (165 worldwide citation)

A mobile device such as a personal digital assistant (PDA) or mobile phone obtains its geographic location, using for example a global positioning system (GPS), and provides the location to a sever, preferably through a wireless connection. The server hosts a database containing information associat ...