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Doron Ben Yehezkel, James E Forman, John A Baker: Method and apparatus for providing location-based information services. Teletrac, Roylance Abrams Berdo & Goodman L, April 11, 2000: US06049711 (185 worldwide citation)


A method and system for providing location-based information services to a requesting user. A subscriber unit transmits an access request message comprising an identification number to one or more receiving sites on a response channel. A forward channel message is sent to the subscriber unit, the fo ...


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Achal R Patel: Method and system for dynamic soft handoff resource allocation in a wireless network. Cisco Technology, Baker Botts L, June 14, 2005: US06907243 (185 worldwide citation)


A method and system for dynamic soft handoff resource allocation in a wireless communications network includes determining a wireless path characteristic individually for each path of a macro diversity connection between a mobile device and a plurality of wireless sites. Wireless resources are alloc ...


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Farshid Alizadeh Shabdiz, Russel Kipp Jones, Edward James Morgan, Michael George Shean: Location-based services that choose location algorithms based on number of detected access points within range of user device. Skyhook Wireless, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, December 4, 2007: US07305245 (184 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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Edward James Morgan, Farshid Alizadeh Shabdiz, Russel Kipp Jones, Michael George Shean: Method and system for building a location beacon database. Skyhook Wireless, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, July 22, 2008: US07403762 (178 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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Russel Kipp Jones, Farshid Alizadeh Shabdiz, Edward James Morgan, Michael George Shean: Server for updating location beacon database. Skyhook Wireless, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, August 19, 2008: US07414988 (171 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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Viswanath Poosala: Auctioning of message delivery opportunities in a location-based services system. Alcatel Lucent, Ryan Mason & Lewis, December 22, 2009: US07636574 (165 worldwide citation)


Location-based services are provided in a communication system comprising at least a portion of at least one wireless network. In one aspect of the invention, one or more interested parties are permitted to bid on available opportunities for delivery of messages to mobile user devices, and delivery ...


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Paul John Rankin, Jonathan Charles Griffiths: Distributed location based service system. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Michael E Schmitt, April 12, 2005: US06879838 (162 worldwide citation)


A system, apparatus, and method for providing a distributed location based service system to a mobile user. Information related to a particular geographic location may be electronically transferred to a mobile electronic device, without a request from the user, and interpreted locally on the device ...


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Gregory M Vaudreuil: Location based service restrictions for mobile applications. Lucent Technologies, March 20, 2007: US07194273 (162 worldwide citation)


A cell phone system that controls the functionality of cell phones based upon their geographical locations. Functionality information stored in data bases located at and unique to each location. A local or low power transmitter at each location transmits functionality information from the data bases ...


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Terry Lynn Cole: Location-based reminders. Advanced Micro Devices, Hamilton & Terrile, Michael Rocco Cannatti, August 1, 2006: US07084758 (160 worldwide citation)


A mobile computing device, such as a personal digital assistant (PDA) or smart phone (102), is equipped with a location detector, such as a WLAN transceiver (112) or global positioning system (GPS) receiver (134), and is programmed with a condition detection program (145) by the user to suppress or ...


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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 (159 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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