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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 (151 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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Bruce H Levin: Tracking medical products with integrated circuits. Bruce H Levin, Kenyon & Kenyon, March 1, 2005: US06861954 (149 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 (149 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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Martin Kelly Jones: Apparatus and method for monitoring travel of a mobile vehicle. Global Research Systems, Thomas Kayden Horstemeyer & Risley, March 26, 2002: US06363323 (148 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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Jason Anthony Devitt, David Stcey Joerg, Jon McAuliffe: System and method for providing location-based and time-based information to a user of a handheld device. Vindigo, Morrison & Foerster, September 20, 2005: US06947976 (147 worldwide citation)


A system for providing to a user of a handheld device at least one of location-based information and time-based information includes a server assembly including (1) a server application and a server data storage medium; (2) activity site information periodically updated in the server data storage me ...


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Vinod Anupam, Suryanarayan Perinkulam, Chitra A Phadke, Viswanath Poosala: Provision of location-based services utilizing user movement statistics. Alcatel Lucent USA, Ryan Mason & Lewis, July 13, 2010: US07756534 (146 worldwide citation)


Location-based services are provided in a communication system comprising at least a portion of at least one wireless network. One aspect of the invention relates to generation of user movement statistics that may be utilized to facilitate the development of targeted marketing campaigns or other typ ...


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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 (146 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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Robert K Tendler: Location based service request system. Tendler Cellular, Robert K Tendler, February 11, 2003: US06519463 (145 worldwide citation)


A wireless phone based system to accommodate users of wireless phones for providing information as to the location of Certain services such as gasoline stations, movie theatres, drug stores, etc., includes the utilization of a GPS receiver and a wireless phone, with the wireless, phone adapted to ca ...


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Terry Lynn Cole: Location-based reminders. Advanced Micro Devices, Hamilton & Terrile, Michael Rocco Cannatti, August 1, 2006: US07084758 (144 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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Parulekar Koustubh, Neras Arve: Providing location based information to a mobile device. Openblue, April 20, 2005: GB2407230-A (144 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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