ByteLight Awarded Four New Indoor Positioning and Location Patents

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Inventor of Lighting-based Indoor Positioning System Expands Portfolio of Intellectual Property Covering Indoor Location and Mapping

ByteLight's Indoor Positioning and Location Technology

In addition to further establishing ByteLight as the leader in this space, these patent awards will protect the assets we have developed to provide sub-meter, indoor location accuracy to our customers, - Co-Founder and CEO Dan Ryan

ByteLight, a provider of indoor location and positioning with light, today announced that the U.S. Patent Office recently awarded the following four patents to the company:

  • Method and System for Demodulating A Digital Pulse Recognition Signal in a Light Based Positioning System Using A Fourier Transform
  • Method and System for Digital Pulse Recognition Demodulation
  • Method and System for Modulating a Beacon Light Source in a Light Based Positioning System
  • Device for Dimming a Beacon Light Source in a Light Based System

These patents and intellectual property illustrate ByteLight’s invention of mathematical systems for demodulating a signal from ByteLight-enabled lights, as well as the ways in which ByteLight is modulating lighting signals within its lighting-based indoor positioning system. The new patents expand the company’s portfolio of intellectual property, which included these previously awarded patents:

  • U.S. Patent # 8,248,467: Light Positioning System Using Digital Pulse Recognition
  • U.S. Patent # 8,334,898: Method and System for Configuring an Imaging Device for the Reception of Digital Pulse Recognition Information
  • U.S. Patent # 8,334,901: Method and System for Modulating a Light Source in A Light-Based Positioning System Using a DC Bias

These existing patents include the company’s first and cornerstone patent describing how it uses an image sensor to receive light signals. In addition, the patents cover the invention of the unique ways the company configures and adapts standard image sensors to most effectively receive and optimize ByteLight-enabled signals.

“As the inventors of indoor location through light, we continue to expand our portfolio of intellectual property covering the core techniques for building and managing lighting-based indoor positioning systems,” said ByteLight Co-Founder and CEO Dan Ryan. “In addition to further establishing ByteLight as the leader in this space, these patent awards will protect the assets we have developed to provide sub-meter, indoor location accuracy to our customers.”

ByteLight’s lighting-based indoor positioning system delivers market-leading precision and responsiveness when compared to other indoor positioning systems. It is compatible with existing smartphones and leverages lighting infrastructure found within almost every building in the world. By transforming lighting into an indoor positioning system, ByteLight enables venue owners and retailers to turn an infrastructure cost into a valuable source of data and a means by which they can communicate to visitors and costumers.

About ByteLight

ByteLight is a provider of indoor location and positioning with light. Its market-leading indoor positioning and location solutions use an innovative lighting-based technology. ByteLight’s solution leverages the existing lighting infrastructure within large public venues, businesses and retail outlets to deliver unprecedented accuracy and responsiveness. This enables venue owners with the ability to offer information, maps and services to people at precise locations within their buildings.

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