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Edward James Morgan, Michael George Shean, Farshid Alizadeh Shabdiz, Russel Kipp Jones: Continuous data optimization of moved access points in positioning systems. Skyhook Wireless, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, July 2, 2013: US08478297 (27 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems of continuously optimizing data in WiFi positioning systems. A location-based services system uses WiFi-enabled devices to monitor WiFi access points in a target area to indicate whether a WiFi access point has moved relative to its previously recorded location. A WiFi-enabled de ...


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Prapan Paul Tinaphong: Method and apparatus for harvesting energy. Audiovox Corporation, Gerald T Bodner, January 29, 2013: US08362745 (26 worldwide citation)

An energy harvesting circuit includes one or more broadband or narrow band antennas to detect WIFI (wireless fidelity) or other RF (radio frequency) signals. The signals are rectified and voltage multiplied, and the resultant DC voltage is provided to a power management circuit. The output of the po ...


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Robert Khedouri, Jonathan Axelrod, Harold Price, John Becker, Mark Edinger, Douglas R Kraul: Audio visual player apparatus and system and method of content distribution using the same. SanDisk Corporation, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, February 1, 2011: US07881656 (25 worldwide citation)

A system is presented providing content to a plurality of handheld devices (including musical selections). The devices can access a server over the Internet via a WIFI or other similar wireless interconnection and can download songs requested by a user from the server or from other users using, e.g. ...


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Jean Luc Meunier: Method for determining proximity of devices in a wireless network. Xerox Corporation, Jeannette Walder, October 31, 2006: US07129891 (24 worldwide citation)

In a wireless network, two or more devices can determine how close they are from one another in a peer-to-peer way, by exchanging the network characteristics they observe in real time. A method for determining device proximity in a wireless network, includes characterizing at a first device any dete ...


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Heather Marie Callanan Knight, Jae Kyu Lee, Hongshen Ma, Lauren Kattany: Wheelchair alarm system and method. The General Hospital Corporation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Quarles & Brady, June 19, 2012: US08203454 (24 worldwide citation)

A wheelchair alarm system and method for preventing falls for patients at risk by recognizing the gesture of a patient attempting to stand. The wheelchair alarm system uses an array of proximity sensors and pressure sensors to create a map of the patient's sitting position, and then uses gesture rec ...


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Yi Ren Ng, Chia Kai Liang, Kurt Barton Akeley, Bennett Wilburn: Capturing and relighting images using multiple devices. Lytro, Raubvogel Law Office, April 7, 2015: US09001226 (22 worldwide citation)

A system and method are provided for coordinating image capture using multiple devices, including for example multiple image capture devices (cameras), multiple lighting devices (flash), and/or the like. In at least one embodiment, the system of the present invention is configured to collect image i ...


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Nhan Nguyen, Shoaib Mian, Michael S Smith, Ryan Ross, Steve Zelinger: System and method for location-based, interactive consumer engagement platform. SweetSpot WIFI, LeClairRyan a Professional Corporation, April 1, 2014: US08688147 (22 worldwide citation)

A location based wireless consumer interactive system is disclosed. The system includes a first gateway device stationed at a first location which includes a first antenna configured to generate a first wireless zone covering a preassigned area proximal to the first location. The first gateway devic ...


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Michael Austin Halcrow, Dustin Kirkland: Generating and dynamically updating databases of WIFI hotspots locations and performance metrics via location mappers. International Business Machines Corporation, Dillon & Yudell, May 12, 2009: US07532898 (21 worldwide citation)

A method, system, and computer program product for efficiently generating a substantially accurate list of available hotspots in geographic locations. A computer system configured with a hotspot location utility operates as a Provider. The Provider receives from a mobile device a hotspot operability ...


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Robert C Meier, Keith Dettloff, John G Waclawsky: System and method for integrated WiFi/WiMax neighbor AP discovery and AP advertisement. Cisco Technology, Tucker Ellis, February 12, 2013: US08374122 (21 worldwide citation)

A system and method wherein mobile nodes scan both 802.16 and 802.11 radio channels for neighbor access points. A mobile node reports both WiMax and WiFi neighbor access points to its parent access point. A parent access point advertises both WiMax and WiFi neighbor access points to child mobile nod ...


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Anton Okmyanskiy, Mickael Graham, Mark Grayson: System and method for hand-in disambiguation using user equipment WiFi location in a network environment. Cisco Technology, Patent Capital Group, September 22, 2015: US09143995 (20 worldwide citation)

An example method is provided in one example embodiment and includes receiving a handover request from a first radio network to handover a user equipment (UE) to a second radio network, wherein the handover request includes an international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) for a user associated wit ...



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