US Patent No: 7,643,836

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Determining approximate locations of network devices that are inaccessible to GPS signals

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Methods, apparatus, and computer program products for determining approximate locations of network devices. Information is received concerning last known locations of portable network devices that attach to a network, and used to compute an approximate location of an obscured network device attached to the network. In some embodiments, the last known locations of the portable network devices may be determined using information from GPS satellites. The approximate location of the obscured network device may be used as the approximate location of other stationary network devices connected to the same network.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATIONARMONK, NY41578

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
McMahan, Paul Franklin Apex, US 17 132
Uthe, Robert Thomas Morrisville, US 16 244

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (2)
2003/0134,645 Method and apparatus for providing data 39 2002
2004/0093,325 System and method for location influenced network search 58 2002
 
FUJITSU TEN LIMITED (1)
2005/0079,877 Mobile object location providing device and mobile object location providing system 21 2004
 
EXTREME NETWORKS, INC. (1)
2003/0225,893 Locating devices in a data network 173 2003
 
MEDIATEK INC. (2)
6,819,267 System and method for proximity bookmarks using GPS and pervasive computing 65 2000
6,643,586 System and method to determine fibre channel device locations using GPS 11 2001
 
INTEL CORPORATION (1)
6,831,598 Method of exchanging data between a local device and a central server 13 2002
 
UNIFY, INC. (1)
7,202,814 System and method for presence-based area monitoring 94 2003
 
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE (1)
2004/0203,380 Method and wireless terminal for generating and maintaining a relative positioning system 67 2002
 
MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC. (1)
6,473,038 Method and apparatus for location estimation 81 2001
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GROUPON, INC. (5)
8,301,495 System and methods for discount retailing 4 2009
8,355,948 System and methods for discount retailing 10 2010
* 2010/0287,103 SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR DISCOUNT RETAILING 21 2010
8,650,072 System and methods for providing location based discount retailing 1 2011
8,903,733 System and methods for discount retailing 0 2012
 
GOOGLE INC. (1)
* 2010/0020,776 Wireless network-based location approximation 76 2008
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