06321092 is referenced by 412 patents and cites 28 patents.

Multiple location finding equipment (LFE) inputs are used to enhance the location information made available to wireless location-based applications. In one implementation, the invention is implemented in a wireless network including an MSC (

112

) for use in routing communications to or from wireless stations (

102

), a network platform (

114

) associated with the MSC (

112

), and a variety of LFE systems (

104, 106, 108

and

110

). A Location Finding System (LFS) (

116

) in accordance with the present invention is resident on the platform (

114

). The LFS (

116

) receives location information from the LFEs (

104, 106, 108

and

110

) and provides location information to wireless location based applications (

118

). In this regard, the LFS (

116

) can receive input information at varying time intervals of varying accuracies and in various formats, and can provide standardized outputs to the applications (

118

), for example, depending on the needs of the applications (

118

). Multiple inputs may also be co-processed for enhanced accuracy.

Title
Multiple input data management for wireless location-based applications
Application Number
9/396235
Publication Number
6321092 (B1)
Application Date
September 15, 1999
Publication Date
November 20, 2001
Inventor
Michael McKnight
Westminster
CO, US
David L Hose
Boulder
CO, US
James Fitch
Edmonds
WA, US
Agent
Marsh Fischmann & Breyfogle
US
Assignee
Signal Soft Corporation
CO, US
IPC
H04Q 7/20
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