Gateway and hybrid solutions for wireless location

DC CAFC
  • US 7,525,484 B2
  • Filed: 01/26/2001
  • Issued: 04/28/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/09/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
Patent Images

1. A method for obtaining requested location information regarding a first of a plurality of terrestrial wireless mobile stations using location information from location estimating sources, and to provide the requested location information to an application using wireless location, the location estimating sources, including a first location estimating source and a second location estimating source, the first and second location estimating sources providing information regarding locations of various of the mobile wireless stations, the method comprising the steps of:

  • first receiving a location request regarding the first of said wireless mobile station from the application, said location request seeking said requested location information;

    first obtaining a first location input obtained using an instance, I1, of location information from said first location estimating source, wherein I1 is indicative of one or more locations of said first wireless mobile station, andsecond obtaining a second location input obtained using an instance, I2, of location information provided from said second location estimating source, wherein I2 is indicative of one or more locations of said first wireless mobile station;

    wherein said first location estimating source employs a first location finding technology that provides I1, and said second location estimating source employs a second location finding technology different than said first location finding technology that provides I2; and

    wherein said steps of first and second obtaining includes a step of providing said first and second location inputs in a common standardized format;

    storing data in memory relating to said first location input and said second location input;

    third obtaining said requested location information by selectively using portions of said data from said memory, wherein said requested location information is determined according to information indicative of a manner in which said application prefers said requested location information; and

    outputting said requested location information to said application.

View all claims
    ×
    ×

    Thank you for your feedback

    ×
    ×