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Patrick H Hayes, Jeremy Black: System and methods for home appliance identification and control in a networked environment. Universal Electronics, Gary R Jarosik, December 26, 2006: US07155305 (155 worldwide citation)

A home control and automation system and method. The system generally includes one or more wireless remote controls, a plurality of appliances (including network enabled appliances and traditional legacy appliances in the exemplary system), associated control centric devices, and associated content ...


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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 (154 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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Martin Kelly Jones: Apparatus and method for monitoring travel of a mobile vehicle. Global Research Systems, Thomas Kayden Horstemeyer & Risley, March 26, 2002: US06363323 (154 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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Bruce H Levin: Tracking medical products with integrated circuits. Bruce H Levin, Kenyon & Kenyon, March 1, 2005: US06861954 (153 worldwide citation)

A system and method of tracking medical products provides for associating a group of medical products with a group location based on a group radio frequency identification (RF ID) device signal, where the group includes a first unit and a second unit. The first unit is associated with a first remote ...


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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 (152 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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Dennis P Crowley, Alexander M Rainert: Location-based social software for mobile devices. Google, Fish & Richardson P C, September 22, 2009: US07593740 (152 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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Jason Anthony Devitt, David Stcey Joerg, Jon McAuliffe: System and method for providing location-based and time-based information to a user of a handheld device. Vindigo, Morrison & Foerster, September 20, 2005: US06947976 (151 worldwide citation)

A system for providing to a user of a handheld device at least one of location-based information and time-based information includes a server assembly including (1) a server application and a server data storage medium; (2) activity site information periodically updated in the server data storage me ...


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Peter Gerrard, Anthony J Baerlocher, Dov L Randall: Gaming device having a destination pursuit bonus scheme with advance and setback conditions. IGT, Bell Boyd & Lloyd, October 26, 2004: US06808454 (150 worldwide citation)

A gaming device having a plurality of locations, at least one destination location, a player symbol, an award associated with the destination location which is provided to the player if the player symbol reaches the destination location, a setback condition associated with one of the locations, wher ...


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Robert K Tendler: Location based service request system. Tendler Cellular, Robert K Tendler, February 11, 2003: US06519463 (150 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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Elias N Ross: Method and apparatus for acquiring, processing, using and brokering location information associated with mobile communication devices. Openwave Systems, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, November 1, 2005: US06961562 (149 worldwide citation)

An information broker operates a location server coupled to a wireless network and a wireline network, which acquires and processes information indicating locations of mobile communication devices on the wireless network. The information broker provides the processed information to one or more recip ...



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