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David D Eckert, Evan J Bontemps, Paul D Carey III, Richard E Goodwin, Keith E Hatfield, Joseph P Lorenz, Keith A Nevish, Edward J Spang, Glen S Westerberg: System and method for locating and communicating with personnel and equipment in a facility. Exavera Technologies Incorporated, William A Loginov, Hinckley Allen & Snyder, January 29, 2008: US07323991 (173 worldwide citation)


This invention provides a system and method for identifying, locating, authorizing by proximity and communicating with equipment and personnel in a facility that generally employs a series of limited range transceivers for location determination and a distributed wireless data network for data trans ...


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Konstantin Othmer: Systems and methods for populating a ticker using multiple data transmission modes. Core Mobility, Workman Nydegger, May 6, 2008: US07370283 (168 worldwide citation)


Content to be presented on a ticker of a communication device is conveyed by being transmitted using one or more transmission modes that are intelligently selected according to various criteria. The mode is chosen from among a plurality of transmission modes available, such as Bluetooth, WiFi, WiMAX ...


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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 (152 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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Edward J Morgan, Michael G Shean, Farshid Alizadeh Shabdiz, Russel K Jones: Continuous data optimization by filtering and positioning systems. Skyhook Wireless, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, January 6, 2009: US07474897 (147 worldwide citation)


Methods and systems of continuously optimizing data in WiFi positioning systems. A location-based services system for WiFi-enabled devices calculates the position of WiFi-enabled devices. A WiFi-enabled device communicates with WiFi access points within range of the WiFi-enabled device so that obser ...


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GILBERT GRAEME DAVID: [en] Smart Miniature Circuit Breaker. GILBERT GRAEME DAVID, April 6, 2011: GB2474037-A (97 worldwide citation)


[en] A smart miniature circuit breaker (SMCB) can be used to monitor electricity consumption at a circuit level in new and existing domestic consumer units or industrial distribution boards. The SMCB comprises: a miniature circuit breaker (MCB) 2 an instantaneous current measurement device, wireless ...


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Michael Austin Halcrow, Dustin Kirkland: On-device mapping of WIFI hotspots via direct connection of WIFI-enabled and GPS-enabled mobile devices. International Business Machines Corporation, Dillon & Yudell, December 16, 2008: US07466986 (90 worldwide citation)


A WIFI-enabled and GPS-enabled user device executes a hotspot location utility, which enables the device to detect WIFI hotspots and update a locally-stored hotspot location database (LHLD) containing geographically-mapped hotspots. When a hotspot is detected, the device accesses the hotspot, retrie ...


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Prapan Paul Tinaphong: Method and apparatus for harvesting energy. Audiovox Corporation, Gerald T Bodner, January 29, 2013: US08362745 (81 worldwide citation)


An energy harvesting circuit includes one or more broadband or narrow band antennas to detect WIFI (wireless fidelity) or other RF (radio frequency) signals. The signals are rectified and voltage multiplied, and the resultant DC voltage is provided to a power management circuit. The output of the po ...


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Marc H Cohen: Harvesting ambient radio frequency electromagnetic energy for powering wireless electronic devices, sensors and sensor networks and applications thereof. MHCMOS, Mohammad S Rahman Esq, Gibb & Rahman, July 15, 2008: US07400253 (81 worldwide citation)


A system and device for harvesting various frequencies and polarizations of ambient radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic (EM) energy for making a passive sensor (tag) into an autonomous passive sensor (tag) adapted to collect and store data with time-stamping and some primitive computation when nece ...


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Hagiwara Masayuki, Sawada Junichi: Communication device for mobile and communication method for mobile. Fujitsu Ten, December 6, 2007: JP2007-318354 (70 worldwide citation)


PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To communicate with a plurality of base stations whose communication modes (communication methods) are different, and actualize smooth switching between communications.SOLUTION: Communication devices 10 are provided with communication units corresponding to each communication s ...


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Joseph Ungari, Winston Wang, Robert Buck, Mike Kemery, Paulo S T Chow, Anthony Giardini, Valerie Goulart, Ming Ligh: Charging station that operates as an intermediary device between mobile devices and other devices. T Mobile USA, Perkins Coie, January 7, 2014: US08626249 (68 worldwide citation)


A charging station for mobile devices that acts as an intermediary device to facilitate communication between mobile devices and other proximate devices. The charging station may receive data with a mobile device via a first communication protocol (e.g., Bluetooth) or in a first data format and may ...



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