US 9,813,150 B1
Controllable selection of light-capture devices
Suresh Kumar Bitra, Mangalagiri (IN); and Meghna Agrawal, Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Assigned to QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA (US)
Filed by QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA (US)
Filed on Sep. 23, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/274,508.
Int. Cl. H04B 10/116 (2013.01); H04W 4/02 (2009.01)
CPC H04B 10/116 (2013.01) [H04W 4/021 (2013.01)] 30 Claims
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1. A method to determine a location of a mobile device, the method comprising:
determining a physical state of the mobile device, wherein the mobile device comprises multiple light-capture devices;
selecting at least one of the multiple light-capture devices of the mobile device based, at least in part, on the determined physical state of the mobile device;
capturing at least one image, comprising at least one Visual Light Communication (VLC)-capable light device, with the selected at least one of the multiple light-capture devices;
decoding at least part of an identifier of the at least one VLC-capable light device; and
determining the location of the mobile device based, at least in part, on the identifier of the at least one VLC-capable light device.