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Scott Curtis, Eric P Halber, Gregory M Evans, Steven L Petersen: Passive crowd-sourced map updates and alternate route recommendations. Waldeck Technology, December 31, 2013: US08620532 (25 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for providing passive crowd-sourced alternate route recommendations. In one embodiment, locations of users of a number of mobile location-aware devices are tracked over time. Upon receiving a request, users of mobile location-aware devices that have traveled from a desired start ...


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Christopher J Hall, Clay S Turner, Jimmy C Ray: Method and apparatus for geolocating a wireless communications device. John L DeAngelis Jr, Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire P A, June 6, 2006: US07057556 (25 worldwide citation)

The time difference of arrival for a signal received at two or more receiving sites as transmitted from a wireless communications device, is determined by a frequency domain technique. The constituent frequencies of the signals received at the two or more receiving sites are determined, including th ...


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Anjali Jha, Norman Krasner: Tracking lost and stolen mobile devices using location technologies and equipment identifiers. QUALCOMM Incorporated, Andrea L Mays, Linda C Gunderson, Thomas R Rouse, November 4, 2008: US07446655 (25 worldwide citation)

A system for geographically locating and tracking mobile stations within a mobile communication network. The system includes an equipment identity register (EIR) comprising equipment identifiers, such as internal mobile equipment identities (IMEIs), subscriber identity modules (SIMs), or some combin ...


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Hongyi Li, Gerard R Pieris, Donna D Xu, Goran G Janevski, Ahmed Areef Reza: Methods and apparatus for supporting micro-mobility within a radio access network. Nortel Networks, January 2, 2007: US07158497 (24 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a novel protocol suite for supporting micro-mobility within a radio access network (RAN). The protocol suite and comprises three separate protocols, namely a Mobile Registration Protocol, a Handoff Affected Router Discovery Protocol (HARDP) and a Mobile Location Update Protoco ...


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J Claude Caci: Method and apparatus for locating a wireless device. Lockheed Martin Corporation, Miles & Stockbridge PC, James T Carmichael, May 23, 2006: US07050786 (23 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a method and apparatus for locating a wireless device especially useful for locating a cellular telephone making a call from an unknown location. The call may be a request for emergency assistance, or for location-based commercial services, for example. Various embodiments may optionall ...


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Sang Yun Lee, Hee Hyeok Hahm, Ki Mun Kim, Yeong Tae No, Jae Young Ju: Mobile location based service system and method. S K Telecom, Lahive & Cockfield, August 14, 2007: US07257416 (23 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses a mobile location based service system and method. The mobile location based service system includes an application server for receiving a location based service request, and providing a location based service of a mobile station, and a location information providing ...


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Deh Min Richard Wu: Methods and apparatus for handling information regarding an alarm for a communication network. Siemens Communications, August 15, 2006: US07091846 (22 worldwide citation)

A system, method, apparatus, means, and computer program code that may help reduce and possibly minimizes the burden on a network, components of the network, etc. when one or more alarms are created involving the network or one or more of its components. A state driven architecture guiding communica ...


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Brad W Blumberg, Eric M Blumberg: Mobile location aware search engine and method of providing content for same. Smarter Agent, Cooley, June 25, 2013: US08473199 (21 worldwide citation)

A method includes identifying a geographic position of a wireless device. Data input by a user while the user is located at the geographic position of the wireless device is received. The data is associated with a landmark at the geographic position. The data is provided to a database based on the g ...


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Magesh Annamalai, Christopher E Caldwell, Simon Chapman, Christopher H Joul, Justin Mueller, Janne P Linkola, John F Pottle, Ryan N Jensen: Mobile computing device geographic location determination. T Mobile USA, Perkins Coie, February 14, 2012: US08116291 (21 worldwide citation)

A wireless connection between a mobile device and an IP-based wireless telecommunications network is established when the mobile device registers with a network controller (NC) through an access point (AP). When a geographical position is needed for the mobile device (e.g., a 911 call), messages are ...


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Tariqul Islam: System and method for hybrid location in a UMTS network. Andrew, Duane Morris, August 14, 2012: US08244275 (20 worldwide citation)

A system and method for estimating a location of a wireless device receiving signals from plural nodes of a Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (“UMTS”) network. Observed time difference of arrival (“OTDOA”) measurements of signals received by the wireless device are collected and a message i ...



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