Hybrid mobile phone geopositioning

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8494566
APP PUB NO 20110294515A1
SERIAL NO

12791084

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A hybrid positioning system for continuously and accurately determining a location of a mobile device is provided. Samples of GPS locations from a pool of mobile devices and accompanying cell tower data, WLAN data, or other comparable network signals are used to construct a dynamic map of particular regions. The dynamic map(s) may be sent to and stored on individual mobile devices such that the mobile device can compare its less accurate, but more readily available, data like cell tower signals to recorded ones and estimate its position more accurately and continuously. The position data may be sent to a server for user in location based services.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLCREDMOND, WA29687

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Chen, Billy Bellevue, US 50 370
Ofek, Eyal Redmond, US 141 1859

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
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QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (1)
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iPass Inc. (1)
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EXTREME NETWORKS, INC. (1)
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INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (1)
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SKYHOOK WIRELESS, INC. (2)
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SYMBOL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
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SACAL HOLDINGS LIMITED (1)
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APPLE INC. (1)
* 2009/0326,815 Position Fix Indicator 23 2008
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (3)
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SKYHOOK HOLDING, INC. (2)
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INRIX, INC. (1)
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BROADCOM CORPORATION (1)
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GOOGLE INC. (1)
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LG ELECTRONICS INC. (1)
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CSR TECHNOLOGY INC. (1)
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GOOGLE INC. (1)
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