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Heikki Huomo: System and method for initiating location-dependent applications on mobile devices. Nokia Corporation, Hollingsworth & Funk, August 22, 2006: US07096030 (233 worldwide citation)


A system, apparatus, and method for facilitating location-based triggering of actions, applications, services, and the like on wireless devices, for locations that may be subsequently visited by the mobile device user. Wireless service area identifiers are received at the wireless device, where sele ...


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Michael V Ryden: Location based communications system. Allen H Erickson, June 19, 2007: US07233795 (233 worldwide citation)


A location based communications system uses a physical location system (PLS) or relative position system to determine a communication unit's location in two or three dimensions, and is configured for radiotelephonic calls through intermediary communications satellite systems, cellular systems or oth ...


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Ian S Small, Michael Chen: Time and location based computing. Apple Computer, V Randall Gard, June 24, 1997: US05642303 (231 worldwide citation)


Utilizing a simple, low-cost beacon and receiver technology to allow users to build their own infrastructure by placing beacons in key locations provides intelligent location awareness. This location awareness can be leveraged by the computer electronic equipment that the user is carrying, needs no ...


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Darrell E Ernst, Donald R McMillan, Thomas L Folk, Steven R Rogers: Location based selective distribution of generally broadcast information. The Mitre Corporation, Larson and Taylor, June 3, 1997: US05636245 (221 worldwide citation)


A system for determining whether information broadcast by a general transmitter is relevant to a particular user based on the location, velocity and/or time of an object of interest includes a remote terminal, a general broadcasting unit, a transmitter at the general broadcasting unit for broadcasti ...


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Alan Phillips, Frank Schroth, Geoffrey M Palmer, Stefan G Zielinski, Allen P Smith, Colin M Cunningham III: Location-based services. Where, Cesari and McKenna, December 7, 2010: US07848765 (219 worldwide citation)


Provided herein are methods and systems relating to location-based services such as social networking, providing demographic information, tracking mobile devices, providing business information, providing an adaptable user interface, remotely effecting a change on a portable electronic device, provi ...


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Fred Wimbush: Distress radiolocation method and system. 122923 Canada, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, January 15, 1985: US04494119 (214 worldwide citation)


A dedicated distress radiolocation system combines direction-finding techniques with calculations based on signal strength to precisely locate a distress transmission and effect rescue of the person or property in distress. The system is capable of locating a distress transmission solely on the basi ...


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Edward James Morgan, Farshid Alizadeh Shabdiz, Russel Kipp Jones, Michael George Shean: Location beacon database. Skyhook Wireless, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, October 7, 2008: US07433694 (214 worldwide citation)


A location beacon database and server, method of building location beacon database, and location based service using same. Wi-Fi access points are located in a target geographical area to build a reference database of locations of Wi-Fi access points. At least one vehicle is deployed including at le ...


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Philip N Garfinkle, Yaacov Ben Yaacov, Elliot D Jaffe: Method of processing digital images and distributing visual prints produced from the digital images. PictureVision, January 25, 2000: US06017157 (201 worldwide citation)


This invention is directed to a method of processing at least one digital image of at least one photographic image and distributing at least one visual print produced from the at least one digital image. The method includes the steps of storing at least one digital image of at least one photographic ...


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Jeffrey Alan Millington, Larry E Spencer II, Donald J Long, Richard Eklund, Michael G Lambie: Vehicle navigation system with location-based multi-media annotation. Magellan DIS, Carlson Gaskey & Olds, March 19, 2002: US06360167 (185 worldwide citation)


A navigation system provides multimedia annotations based upon the present location of the vehicle. These presentations may comprise advertising or text or other information entered by the user and associated with a specific location or locations. The navigation system also provides a removable medi ...



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