Claiming a lead in next-gen location services: oneNav locks down the second patent for our L5-direct™ GNSS tech

Sunnyvale, California, 13 March 2024 –
oneNav, developer of the only commercial GNSS receiver technology to use signals solely in the L5 band, proudly announces that the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted U.S. Patent 11,821,993 (“Modernized Consumer Grade GNSS Secondary Code Acquisition and Signal Tracking”, the ‘993 patent). The ‘993 patent significantly strengthens oneNav’s patent portfolio as it covers the acquisition of one or more secondary codes in L5-band GNSS signals without using L1 GNSS signals. All GNSS receivers which perform independent acquisition of L5-band signals will be covered by the ‘993 patent. 

Previously, the USPTO has granted oneNav U.S. Patent 11,686,855 (“Modernized Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Receivers and Commercially Viable Consumer Grade GNSS Receiver”, the ‘855 patent).  The ‘855 patent covers the use of a single hypothesis memory to non-coherently integrate four GNSS signal components; this approach can improve sensitivity while reducing the usage of memory in the GNSS receiver.  oneNav also has numerous patent applications pending which will cover L5-direct systems (e.g., a hybrid L1/L5 receiver that can independently acquire L5 signals). 

Steve Poizner, oneNav’s co-founder and CEO noted, “when we began oneNav five years ago, no one thought direct acquisition of L5-band signals was even possible. Now we’re demonstrating it on a customer’s chip, successfully producing location information in continuous tracking mode with live L5-band signals from multiple constellations! The grant of our first two patents confirms the uniqueness of our intellectual property and further supports our conviction that independent L5-band technology will underlie the next generation of GNSS receivers.”

About oneNav

oneNav is enabling AI-powered next generation GNSS silicon. Based in California, oneNav is developing L5-direct™ GNSS receiver technology for smartphones, wearables, drones, tracking devices, and more and has built a large L5-band patent portfolio. oneNav’s team comprises top GNSS experts from Qualcomm, Apple, Intel, SnapTrack, SiRF, Trimble and eRide. With extensive experience in GNSS system architecture, multipath mitigation, signal processing, ASIC design and AI/machine learning, oneNav engineers have designed and built billions of GNSS receivers on the market today and have collectively filed over 300 career GNSS patents. World-class VC investors include Google Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, and IQT.

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