TeleCommunication Systems Receives 35 More U.S. Patents in Mobile Mapping Technology

By Joseph Mandour on May 14, 2012

navigate_directions-thumb-200x200-41322 California – TeleCommunication Systems is known for its groundbreaking advancements in mobile communication technology. It has recently been granted 35 more patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office related to messaging, wireless data, and public safety.

Maurice Tose, the chairman, CEO, and president of TeleCommunication Systems stated, “TCS has long been a pioneer and leading innovator in messaging, mobile location/mapping, public safety and wireless technology” and “these 35 new patents – including the 13 mapping & location patents – demonstrate our continued commitment to apply innovative engineering solutions to improve mobile device communications.”

The patents related to “Navigation and Route Determination” include U.S. Patent No. 8,090,534 a “Method and System for Enabling an Off-Board Navigation Solution” and U.S. Patent No. 8,169,343 a “Method and System for Saving and Retrieving Spatial Related Information”, as well as three other patents. These patents will allow users to request a particular navigation route by voice while also saving the request. The user will also be able to affiliate a certain image to a specific destination or route.

Also added to TeleCommunication’s intellectual property portfolio are patents related to the location of a caller and receiver. For example, a person making a phone call will be able to allow the receiver to view the caller’s location by viewing their GPS coordinates. The patents associated with the “Locating a User Technique” include U.S. Patent No. 8,165,603 for a “Personal Location Code”, U.S. Patent No. 8,126,889 for a “Location Fidelity Adjustment Based on Mobile Subscriber Privacy Profile” and U.S. Patent No. 8,032,112 for “Location Derived Presence Information”. With regard to security, the user will also be able to adjust the security settings on their phone to enable or disable a receiver from viewing the location of the user.

Bob Held, a senior director of intellectual asset management for TeleCommunication Systems stated, “there are significant opportunities to leverage our company’s 200+ patents and other intellectual property around the world, through both licensing and partnership arrangements in core and non-core business areas.” By this statement we can be sure that TeleCommunication Systems has no plans to stop filing patent applications.

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