Patent Number: 8,798,644

Title: Systems and methods for determining the location of mobile devices independent of location fixing hardware

Abstract: Implementations relate to systems and methods for determining a location of a mobile device. The mobile device can query other mobile devices within service range for identification information, and send the identification information to a remote server for storage therein. The remote server can receive location information from other mobile devices corresponding to the identification information. The mobile device can send a location query to the remote server, which can determine or calculate a location of the mobile device based on the identification and/or location information of the other mobile devices. The remote server can provide the location of the mobile device to the mobile device for use in associated mobile applications.

Inventors: Jackson; Bruce K. (Bournemouth, GB)

Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated

International Classification: H04W 24/00 (20090101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018