US Patent No: 5,959,580

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Communications localization system

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A method and apparatus for locating a mobile radio communications transceiver in a cellular-telephone or cell-like communications system uses a simplified system for passive monitoring of the signals emitted by the transceiver. A single base station can determine a line of bearing to the remote transceiver. This line of bearing is then combined with collateral, position-sensitive information to determine the likely location of the transceiver. The present invention has particular applicability to roadway transportation in that it facilitates enhanced emergency (9-1-1) services and roadside assistance in response to calls for assistance, and it permits the passive monitoring of traffic flow.

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TRUEPOSITION, INC.BERWYN, PA151

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hinkle, Jr Charles J Vienna, VA 3 423
Maloney, John E Springfield, VA 34 1802
Stevenson, James O Fairfax, VA 8 769

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