US 9,814,016 B2
Local area network assisted positioning
Leonid Sheynblat, Hillsborough, CA (US); and Mark Leo Moeglein, Lummi Island, WA (US)
Assigned to QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA (US)
Filed by QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA (US)
Filed on Jan. 12, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/404,834.
Application 15/404,834 is a continuation of application No. 13/655,300, filed on Oct. 18, 2012.
Application 13/655,300 is a continuation of application No. 10/936,130, filed on Sep. 7, 2004, granted, now 8,483,717, issued on Jul. 9, 2013.
Application 10/936,130 is a continuation in part of application No. 10/877,205, filed on Jun. 25, 2004, granted, now 8,971,913, issued on Mar. 3, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/483,094, filed on Jun. 27, 2003.
Prior Publication US 2017/0127375 A1, May 4, 2017
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04W 64/00 (2009.01); H04L 5/00 (2006.01); H04W 84/12 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 64/003 (2013.01) [H04L 5/0035 (2013.01); H04W 84/12 (2013.01)] 31 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A terrestrial base station locating method comprising:
determining, based at least in part on measurements of satellite signals, a location of a mobile wireless device having multiple bi-directional communication modes;
gathering location information for a plurality of base stations by the mobile wireless device, the location information including ranging information for the plurality of base stations at the location, the plurality of base stations comprising a cooperative terrestrial base station that can communicate with the mobile wireless device in a mode that allows unique identification of the mobile wireless device and an uncooperative WiFi terrestrial base station capable of bi-directional communications and configured to prevent data and/or voice communications with the mobile wireless device, wherein the uncooperative WiFi terrestrial base station is configured to acknowledge a message received from the mobile wireless device;
gathering identification information for each of the plurality of base stations by the mobile wireless device;
establishing a bi-directional communication link between the mobile wireless device and a cooperative terrestrial WiFi base station; and
sending the location, the location information for the plurality of base stations, and the identification information for each of the plurality of base stations to the almanac processor via the cooperative terrestrial WiFi base station from the mobile wireless device in response to establishing the bi-directional communication link between the mobile wireless device and the cooperative terrestrial WiFi base station.