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1. US09491581 - Location based services onboard aircraft

Office United States of America
Application Number 15081277
Application Date 25.03.2016
Publication Number 09491581
Publication Date 08.11.2016
Grant Number 09491581
Grant Date 08.11.2016
Publication Kind B1
IPC
H04W 4/02
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
WWIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
4Services specially adapted for wireless communication networks; Facilities therefor
02Services making use of location information
H04B 7/185
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
BTRANSMISSION
7Radio transmission systems, i.e. using radiation field
14Relay systems
15Active relay systems
185Space-based or airborne stations
H04W 4/06
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
WWIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
4Services specially adapted for wireless communication networks; Facilities therefor
06Selective distribution of broadcast services, e.g. multimedia broadcast multicast service ; Services to user groups; One-way selective calling services
CPC
G01S 5/0036
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
SRADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
5Position-fixing by co-ordinating two or more direction or position line determinations; Position-fixing by co-ordinating two or more distance determinations
0009Transmission of position information to remote stations
0018Transmission from mobile station to base station
0036of measured values, i.e. measurement on mobile and position calculation on base station
G01S 5/10
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
SRADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
5Position-fixing by co-ordinating two or more direction or position line determinations; Position-fixing by co-ordinating two or more distance determinations
02using radio waves
10Position of receiver fixed by co-ordinating a plurality of position lines defined by path-difference measurements ; , e.g. omega or decca systems
G01S 13/825
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
SRADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
13Systems using the reflection or reradiation of radio waves, e.g. radar systems; Analogous systems using reflection or reradiation of waves whose nature or wavelength is irrelevant or unspecified
74Systems using reradiation of radio waves, e.g. secondary radar systems; Analogous systems
82wherein continuous-type signals are transmitted
825with exchange of information between interrogator and responder
H04L 12/10
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
12Data switching networks
02Details
10Current supply arrangements
H04L 67/12
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
67Network-specific arrangements or communication protocols supporting networked applications
12adapted for proprietary or special purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in a car or remote metering networks
H04L 67/18
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
67Network-specific arrangements or communication protocols supporting networked applications
18in which the network application is adapted for the location of the user terminal
Applicants The Boeing Company
Inventors Stephen Gregory Dame
Yakentim M. Ibrahim
Joseph M. Keegan
Agents Duft Bornsen & Fettig LLP
Title
(EN) Location based services onboard aircraft
Abstract
(EN)

Embodiments described herein provide location-based services onboard an aircraft for users having mobile devices utilizing wireless beacons dispersed at fixed locations within a passenger cabin of the aircraft. One embodiment comprises a system that includes a plurality of wireless beacons and a location server. Each of the wireless beacons broadcast a unique ID in a broadcast area for receipt by the mobile devices. The location server receives a message from a mobile device that indicates at least one of the IDs received by the mobile device, and identifies location information for the mobile device within the passenger cabin based on the at least one ID. The location server provides the location information to the mobile device for display to a user.