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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 (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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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 (174 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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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 (172 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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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 (171 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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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 (166 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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Gregory M Vaudreuil: Location based service restrictions for mobile applications. Lucent Technologies, March 20, 2007: US07194273 (158 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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Viswanath Poosala: Auctioning of message delivery opportunities in a location-based services system. Alcatel Lucent, Ryan Mason & Lewis, December 22, 2009: US07636574 (158 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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Nemmara Chithambaram: Use of triggers and a location hypercube to enable push-based location applications. Autodesk, Gates & Cooper, January 10, 2006: US06985747 (156 worldwide citation)


A method, system, and article of manufacture enable the use of location based applications (LBA). A location server (LS) on a wireless network receives trigger information from a LBA that is located outside of the wireless network. The trigger information defines a source locatable, spatial informat ...


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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 (155 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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Robert Bleidt, Danny Chin, James Timothy Christopher Kaba: Method of striping a data stream onto subsets of storage devices in a multiple user data distribution system. Sarnoff Corporation, William J Burke, July 6, 1999: US05920702 (154 worldwide citation)


A multiple user data storage, retrieval and distribution system containing a parallel processing computer system that forms a digital information server. The server contains a plurality of parallel processors each connected to a information storage device. The user data is stored in a distributed ma ...



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