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Martin Kelly Jones: Apparatus and method for monitoring travel of a mobile vehicle. Global Research Systems, Thomas Kayden Horstemeyer & Risley, March 26, 2002: US06363323 (144 worldwide citation)


A vehicle tracking system includes a sensor (e.g., a GPS sensor) and a vehicle control unit (VCU) attached to a vehicle. The sensor determines the vehicle's location based on positioning signals received from a plurality of satellites. The VCU compares the vehicle's location to a predefine ...


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Bruce H Levin: Tracking medical products with integrated circuits. Bruce H Levin, Kenyon & Kenyon, March 1, 2005: US06861954 (143 worldwide citation)


A system and method of tracking medical products provides for associating a group of medical products with a group location based on a group radio frequency identification (RF ID) device signal, where the group includes a first unit and a second unit. The first unit is associated with a first remote ...


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Peter Gerrard, Anthony J Baerlocher, Dov L Randall: Gaming device having a destination pursuit bonus scheme with advance and setback conditions. IGT, Bell Boyd & Lloyd, October 26, 2004: US06808454 (142 worldwide citation)


A gaming device having a plurality of locations, at least one destination location, a player symbol, an award associated with the destination location which is provided to the player if the player symbol reaches the destination location, a setback condition associated with one of the locations, wher ...


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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 (141 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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Viswanath Poosala: Auctioning of message delivery opportunities in a location-based services system. Alcatel Lucent, Ryan Mason & Lewis, December 22, 2009: US07636574 (138 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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Parulekar Koustubh, Neras Arve: Providing location based information to a mobile device. Openblue, April 20, 2005: GB2407230-A (137 worldwide citation)


A mobile device such as a personal digital assistant (PDA) or mobile phone obtains its geographic location, using for example a global positioning system (GPS), and provides the location to a sever, preferably through a wireless connection. The server hosts a database containing information associat ...


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Elias N Ross: Method and apparatus for acquiring, processing, using and brokering location information associated with mobile communication devices. Openwave Systems, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, November 1, 2005: US06961562 (136 worldwide citation)


An information broker operates a location server coupled to a wireless network and a wireline network, which acquires and processes information indicating locations of mobile communication devices on the wireless network. The information broker provides the processed information to one or more recip ...


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Edward James Morgan, Michael George Shean, Farshid Alizadeh Shabdiz, Russel K Jones: Continuous data optimization of new access points in positioning systems. Skyhook Wireless, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, February 17, 2009: US07493127 (135 worldwide citation)


Methods and systems of continuously optimizing data in WiFi positioning systems. A location-based services system uses WiFi-enabled devices to monitor WiFi access points in a target area to indicate whether a WiFi access point is newly-observed. A WiFi-enabled device communicates with WiFi access po ...


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Jean Michel Rousseau, Hemant Chaskar: Apparatus, and associated method, for facilitating location determination of a mobile station pursuant to a location based application. Nokia Corporation, Alston & Bird, September 12, 2006: US07106717 (135 worldwide citation)


Apparatus, and an associated method, for facilitating implementation of a location service in a radio communication system. When a location service is initiated, a network-based entity is alerted to the service initiation. The network-based entity generates a message to inquire of network-based info ...



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