Patent Number: 9,433,010

Title: Method and apparatus for network based positioning (NBP)

Abstract: Systems and methods of network based positioning include a server configured to assign priority levels to mobile devices locatable within the network, and allocate network resources for network based positioning of the locatable mobile devices, based on the corresponding priority levels assigned to the mobile devices. The server may further be configured to admit only a selected subset of the locatable mobile devices into the network for purposes of network based positioning and deny admission to the remaining locatable mobile devices, wherein the selected subset can be determined based on an attribute of the mobile device and/or a characteristic of the user of the mobile device.

Inventors: Das; Saumitra Mohan (Santa Clara, CA), Venkatraman; Sai Pradeep (Santa Clara, CA), Gao; Weihua (San Jose, CA), Sridhara; Vinay (Sunnyvale, CA)

Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated

International Classification: H04W 72/10 (20090101); H04W 48/04 (20090101); H04W 64/00 (20090101); G01S 5/02 (20100101)

Expiration Date: 2020-08-30 0:00:00