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Google Patent Seeks to Link Robots via Smartphones

April 16, 2015By
The Google patent shows an example system in which robotic devices interact with the cloud and share information with other cloud computing devices.

In a patent awarded April 14, Google describes “systems and methods for allocating tasks to a plurality of robotic devices,” reports Nextgov.com. Google’s patent (Patent #9,008,839) outlines methods for connecting a series of robots over the cloud to complete tasks. A robotic device configured to perform a task could make use of a GPS receiver to determine its location. It might also use other sensors, such as a... read more

TeleCommunication Systems Adds 10 U.S. Patents Advancing LBS, Wireless

July 31, 2014By

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued 10 U.S. patents to TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. during the second quarter of 2014. TCS also received two foreign patents during the quarter. The 10 U.S. patents describe innovations in messaging, location-based services, GIS/mapping and wireless. They include the following three: TCS reported in the first quarter that it was issued a Prepaid Short Messaging... read more

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Expert Advice: Tigers, Tycoons on View at China SatNav

July 1, 2014By
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  I attended the China Satellite Navigation Conference in Nanjing in May, the fifth year of CSNC and my third time attending. Tremendous progress was evident this year in terms of BeiDou (BDS) deployment and China’s general openness and willingness to collaborate over those years. I have also seen a slowly growing international presence at the show and expect that... read more

LocationSmart Issued Patent for Location-Based Dynamic Status Reporting

June 30, 2014By

LocationSmart, a provider of cloud-based location and interactivity services, has announced the issuance of US Patent 8,666,373 by the U.S. Patent Office for location reporting based on the dynamic status of a user. The patent covers a system and method of determining location for the user, including dynamically determining a status of the user and allowing acquisition of the user’s location based... read more

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Hemisphere GPS Awarded New Patents for Machine Control

July 25, 2012By

Hemisphere GPS, a leading innovator and manufacturer of advanced GNSS products, continues to expand its intellectual property portfolio with newly awarded patents. These patents represent the latest advancements in adaptive machine control and GNSS solutions, the company said. read more

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The System: British Patent Filings Threaten GPS III and Galileo Progress

July 1, 2012By

Two British technologists backed by the U.K. Ministry of Defense have filed patents on the future interoperable GPS and Galileo signal designs that severely disrupt modernization plans for both systems and suddenly, unexpectedly place receiver manufacturers in a highly uncertain and unfavorable situation. Some of the patents have been granted in the U.K. and in Europe, and applications are pending... read more

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The Patent Brouhaha

June 28, 2012By

Two British technologists backed by the U.K. Ministry of Defense have filed patents on the future interoperable GPS and Galileo signal designs that severely disrupt modernization plans for both systems and suddenly, unexpectedly place receiver manufacturers in a highly uncertain and unfavorable situation. Some of the patents have been granted in the U.K. and in Europe, and applications are pending in U.S. patent court, with a ruling expected at any time. read more

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SiRF and CSR to Merge

February 10, 2009By

SiRF Technology Holdings, Inc., based in San Jose, California, and CSR plc, formerly Cambridge Silicon Radio, headquartered in of the UK will merge in a stock-for-stock transaction to create a new company, which will automatically assume a leading position in global connectivity and location markets. The companies expect the transaction to close in the second quarter of 2009. read more

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