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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 (17 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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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 (16 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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Robert K Khedouri, Jonathan N Axelrod, Harold E Price: Wireless portable device for sharing digital content items. SanDisk Technologies, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, April 17, 2012: US08160495 (16 worldwide citation)

A portable wireless communications subscriber audio and/or video player apparatus and system and method for selecting, requesting, downloading, and playing audio and/or video data content files from an Internet-based database server. The wireless link is preferably implemented in accordance with the ...


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Prapan Paul Tinaphong: Method and apparatus for harvesting energy. Audiovox Corporation, Gerald T Bodner, January 29, 2013: US08362745 (16 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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Greg Puschnigg, Michael Krummey: Method and system for controlling power to an electrically powered device. Green Power Technologies, Clause Eight IPS, Michael Catania, June 21, 2011: US07964989 (16 worldwide citation)

A system and method for remotely controlling power to an electrically powered device in a simple and efficient manner is disclosed herein. The system comprises an apparatus, an electrically-powered device and a controller. The apparatus comprises a cord, an alternating current outlet socket, an alte ...


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Peter H Smith, Timothy R Pryor: Personal interfaces for independent living and health. Stites & Harbison PLLC, Ross F Hunt Jr, Douglas E Jackson, March 9, 2010: US07675504 (16 worldwide citation)

The invention herein primarily concerns computer interfaces, particularly those that may be used by senior citizens or others who are not familiar and even adverse to computers as they are utilized today. Applications of use to such persons are also disclosed, particularly in the areas of most conce ...


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James T Kajiya: Low-cost, steerable, phased array antenna with controllable high permittivity phase shifters. Microsoft Corporation, Christensen O Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC, April 25, 2006: US07034748 (16 worldwide citation)

A low-cost, steerable, phased array antenna suitable for use in wireless fidelity (WiFi) and other wireless telecommunication networks, in particular multi-hop ad hoc networks, is disclosed. Various embodiments of an antenna assembly that includes a plurality of linear phased array antennas fed by c ...


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Scherzer Shimon B, Worfolk Paul A, Haken Armin D, Ponnuswamy Subburajan, Vainish Ronen: Implementing all wireless network over wifi equipment using scheduled tdma. Kiwi Networks, Scherzer Shimon B, Worfolk Paul A, Haken Armin D, Ponnuswamy Subburajan, Vainish Ronen, CHEN Tom, January 27, 2005: WO/2005/008938 (16 worldwide citation)

A technique is disclosed to schedule frame transmissions in a wireless network (Fig.2) utilizing scheduled TDMA by synchronizing clocks in repeater and backhaul access points. A wireless local area network includes a plurality of stations (210s), a plurality of repeater access points(212s), a plural ...


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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 (15 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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Darrin W Kabel, Jonathan C Burrell: System and method for wirelessly linking electronic marine components. Garmin, Devon A Rolf, June 21, 2005: US06909946 (15 worldwide citation)

A system and method for wirelessly linking electronic marine components (14) to associated displays (16) to reduce or eliminate the need for application-specific wiring between the components (14) and the displays (16). The system includes an electronic component (14) adapted for mounting on a marin ...



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