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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 (196 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 (193 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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Terry Lynn Cole: Location-based reminders. Advanced Micro Devices, Hamilton & Terrile, Michael Rocco Cannatti, August 1, 2006: US07084758 (193 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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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 (190 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 (188 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 (181 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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Aldo Caballero, Dan Yeakley: Location-based feature enablement for mobile terminals. Hand Held Products, Additon Higgins Pendleton & Ashe P A, November 12, 2013: US08583924 (178 worldwide citation)


A computing device to enable a feature thereof according to a current location and a control method thereof, the computing device including: a location unit to determine the current location of the computing device; and a licensing unit to determine whether the current location corresponds to a pred ...


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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 (172 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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Viswanath Poosala: Auctioning of message delivery opportunities in a location-based services system. Alcatel Lucent, Ryan Mason & Lewis, December 22, 2009: US07636574 (171 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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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 (170 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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