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04/30/2015 > 61 patent applications in 44 patent subcategories.

20150116075 - Systems and methods to automatically detect a door state: A door lock/unlock system for a building automatically controls locking and unlocking of a door. A door lock controller interfaces with an electronic door lock and receives messages including door lock commands from a local receiver. In turn, the local receiver interfaces with a hub device through a mesh network.... Agent: Smartlabs, Inc.

20150116076 - Multipurpose sensor port: A sensor port is adapted to connect to either a sensor or a data source. A reader is configured to identify which of the sensor and the data source is connected to the sensor port. A data path is configured to communicate an analog signal associated with the sensor and... Agent:

20150116078 - Enhanced vehicle key fob: An enhanced vehicle key fob includes a controller that is coupled to a power source, an antenna, and an accelerometer that measures the acceleration of the enhanced vehicle key fob and outputs the measurement to the controller, wherein the enhanced vehicle key fob controls a vehicle function of a vehicle... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20150116079 - Enhanced vehicle key fob: An enhanced vehicle key fob includes a controller that is coupled to a power source, an antenna, and an accelerometer that measures the acceleration of the enhanced vehicle key fob and outputs the measurement to the controller, wherein the enhanced vehicle key fob controls a vehicle function of a vehicle... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20150116080 - Systems and methods to control a door keypad: A door lock controller receives sensor data from a sensor, such as a motion sensor or an RF envelope sensor, and determines whether to permit operation of a keypad associated with the door lock based at least in part on the sensor data. The door lock controller further sends messages... Agent: Smartlabs, Inc.

20150116081 - System and method for authenticating components of a vehicle: System and method for authenticating components of a vehicle are described. In an embodiment, a method for authenticating components of a vehicle involves transmitting an interrogation signal to tags attached to the components of the vehicle from an authentication base station in response to a trigger event, comparing an authentication... Agent: Nxp B.v.

20150116083 - Systems and methods for access control: The disclosure describes various systems and methods for access control. One such method includes providing an access control module that includes a base portion and an update portion. The update portion is electrically coupled to the base portion via a detachable electrical connector, and wherein operation of the access control... Agent:

20150116082 - Systems and methods to control locking and unlocking of doors using powerline and radio frequency communications: An electronic door lock system automatically controls locking and unlocking of a door. A door lock controller interfaces with an electronic door lock, sends messages including door lock data to a local receiver, and receives messages including door lock commands from the local receiver. In turn, the local receiver interfaces... Agent: Smartlabs, Inc.

20150116084 - Gatekeeper lock system: Disclosed is an electronic lock for a door having a locking mechanism, a file transfer and storage interface and programmable control circuit. This system also provides a communication interface and data transmission. The locking mechanism is coupled to the door and movable between a locked position in which the door... Agent:

20150116077 - Tactical security system: A tactical security system can be used to secure a room. For example, such a security system may be contained in a housing sized for shipment to a location for placement in a room in order to secure the room. Various components may be included in the housing, such as... Agent: Palantir Technologies, Inc.

20150116085 - Method and apparatus for hands-free opening of a door: A method and apparatus for hand-free opening and/or closing of a vehicle door. The method includes the steps of detecting when an authorized person is in the vicinity of a vehicle door, opening that vehicle door after the authorized person has been in the vicinity of the vehicle door for... Agent:

20150116086 - Electronic device and method of providing security using complex biometric information: An electronic device and a method that may provide security using complex biometric information are provided. The electronic device includes a sensor module configured to sense two or more pieces of biometric information and a controller configured to execute a command corresponding to biometric combination information when the biometric combination... Agent:

20150116088 - Apparatus and method for producing an appropriate quantity of rfid reads: An RFID reader configures each of a plurality of antennas operating in the RFID reader to operate in one of a first state and a second state, configures each of the plurality of antennas to operate in a first session and a second session and to operate in opposite states... Agent: Symbol Technologies, Inc.

20150116087 - Estimating thickness of a material layer on an aircraft: In some aspects, a wireless system is configured for estimating a thickness of a material layer on a surface of an aircraft. The wireless system includes a tag device located beneath a material layer. The tag device is capable of transmitting an electromagnetic signal in response to an electromagnetic signal.... Agent:

20150116090 - Method and apparatus for inductive coupling utilizing an amorphous metal barrier: A near-field magnetic induction system includes a metallic structure, an amorphous metal barrier and a near-field magnetic induction device. The device includes an antenna coupled to the amorphous metal barrier and a circuit electrically coupled to the antenna. In use, the antenna is separated from the metallic structure by the... Agent: Stmicroelectronics, Inc.

20150116089 - Portable terminal, information display system, information display method, and multi-tag: A problem is to provide a portable terminal, an information display system, an information display method, and a multi-tag in which two sheets of two-dimensional bar code for download and for individual information data reading need not be installed and hence an installation space can be reduced and a user... Agent: Biglobe Inc.

20150116091 - Device for aiding the location in real time of a self-powered mobile element: A device aimed for locating in real time self-powered mobile elements by electromagnetic radiation, includes elements (505, 520) for receiving a radioelectric signal including at least one item of synchronization information, these elements being configured to receive energy from a received radioelectric signal, elements (515) for emitting an electromagnetic signal,... Agent: Epawn

20150116093 - Chemical and physical sensing with a reader and rfid tags: A method of detecting a stimulus can include detecting an output from a radio frequency identification tag including a sensor. A smartphone-based sensing strategy can use chemiresponsive nanomaterials integrated into the circuitry of commercial Near Field Communication tags to achieve non-line-of-sight, portable, and inexpensive detection and discrimination of gas phase... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

20150116092 - Girth measuring device and method for measuring girth of tree, and wireless communication tag apparatus including girth measuring device: A wireless communication tag apparatus including a girth measurement device and a wireless communication tag method are disclosed. The wireless communication tag apparatus and method measures a girth of a tree using an unwound length of a tape wound around a trunk of the tree according to growth of the... Agent:

20150116094 - Mobile virtual environment: A system and method for displaying a virtual experience based on a presence of a physical object is disclosed. According to one embodiment, the system includes a screen, a target, and a reader. The reader detects a presence of the target within a predetermined proximity and communicates with the screen... Agent: Fuhu, Inc.

20150116095 - Reader, writer and method for programmable tags: A tag writer, reader and method are disclosed. The tag writer is operable to generate a security identifier during writing of data to the tag, the security identifier being dependent on one or more of the data written, data already on the tag, metadata associated with the data, the tag... Agent:

20150116096 - Information apparatus, apparatus to be controlled, radio communication system, and method for selecting apparatus to be controlled: An information device is disclosed that makes it possible to simplify the operation of a user in selecting a device to be operated from among a plurality of controlled devices without any cost increase. In this device, a reception frequency indicating section instructs a frequency synthesizer to perform demodulation at... Agent:

20150116097 - Methods and systems for powerline and radio frequency communications: Disconnected from the powerline, a battery-powered receiver is configured to conserve power. The receiver communicates information between a local controller and a communication network that uses the powerline and a radio frequency (RF) band to propagate messages. An antenna wirelessly detects the presence of the powerline carrier signal that radiates... Agent: Smartlabs, Inc.

20150116098 - Signal balance system, light control system, and signal balance method thereof: A signal balance system, a light control system, and a signal balance method thereof are disclosed. The signal balance system includes a signal sensing module and a processing module. The signal sensing module is used for detecting an external signal source to generate a sensing signal. The processing module is... Agent:

20150116099 - Vehicle security: A hybrid or electric vehicle is immobilized whilst connected to a charging station. Immobilization may be overridden from the driver's HMI, in order to permit drive-away in the event of a threat to the vehicle or occupants.... Agent:

20150116100 - Methods, systems and apparatus for providing notification that a vehicle has been accessed: Computer-implemented methods, systems and apparatus are disclosed for providing a notification when a vehicle has been accessed by an unauthorized person. An onboard computer system of a vehicle is activated in response to a trigger event indicating that the vehicle has been accessed. It is determined whether an authorized consumer... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20150116101 - Method and device for determining surroundings: A method for classifying surroundings of a motor vehicle includes: providing a hypothesis regarding the class to which the surroundings belong; sampling pieces of information from the surroundings of the motor vehicle; determining a criterion which supports or weakens the hypothesis based on the sampled pieces of information; and determining... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20150116102 - Vehicle warning device: A warning control device is provided with a detection device for detecting a mobile body moving in a direction intersecting with the path of the host vehicle. The warning control device performs a warning operation when the host vehicle and the mobile body approach each other. The warning control device... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150116104 - Control system and method for vehicle having warning function: A control system and method for a vehicle having a warning function are provided. The system includes a control device that is configured to determine whether an amplifier is installed within the vehicle based on an occurrence of an alert situation. The control device is configured to transmit an alarm... Agent:

20150116103 - Methods, systems and apparatus for providing notification that a wireless communication device has been left inside a vehicle: Computer-implemented methods, systems and apparatus are disclosed for providing notification at a vehicle that a pre-paired consumer electronics device (CED) has been left inside the vehicle. The vehicle includes a processor and a vehicular system controllable via the processor. The processor can receive an alert signal that indicates that a... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20150116105 - Apparatus and method for determining a state parameter of an object to be monitored: An apparatus for determining a state parameter of an object to be monitored comprises a means for providing a plurality of measurement values, wherein the measurement values comprise information relating to the state parameter of the object to be monitored, a comparison means for comparing the measurement value to a... Agent:

20150116106 - Handling visitor interaction at a smart-home in a do not disturb mode: This patent specification relates to apparatus, systems, methods, and related computer program products for providing home security/smart home objectives. More particularly, this patent specification relates to a plurality of devices, including intelligent, multi-sensing, network-connected devices, that communicate with each other and/or with a central server or a cloud-computing system to... Agent:

20150116107 - Initially detecting a visitor at a smart-home: This patent specification relates to apparatus, systems, methods, and related computer program products for providing home security/smart home objectives. More particularly, this patent specification relates to a plurality of devices, including intelligent, multi-sensing, network-connected devices, that communicate with each other and/or with a central server or a cloud-computing system to... Agent:

20150116109 - Interacting with a detected visitor at an entryway to a smart-home: This patent specification relates to apparatus, systems, methods, and related computer program products for providing home security/smart home objectives. More particularly, this patent specification relates to a plurality of devices, including intelligent, multi-sensing, network-connected devices, that communicate with each other and/or with a central server or a cloud-computing system to... Agent:

20150116108 - Visitor options at an entryway to a smart-home: This patent specification relates to apparatus, systems, methods, and related computer program products for providing home security/smart home objectives. More particularly, this patent specification relates to a plurality of devices, including intelligent, multi-sensing, network-connected devices, that communicate with each other and/or with a central server or a cloud-computing system to... Agent:

20150116110 - Alert communication network, associated program products, and methods of using the same: An alert communication server is disclosed, and includes one or more processors, one or more modules of non-transitory computer-readable memory, a correlation module, and a transmission module. The one or more modules of non-transitory computer-readable memory store a set of instructions and are electronically coupled with the one or more... Agent:

20150116111 - Open security system: A security system using a predetermined identification characteristic of permissible occupants. Sensors detect the characteristic, such as a facial scan using facial recognition software, and cross-reference the characteristic with the predetermined characteristics. Secondary identification devices such as RFID tags and cellular phones may be used to provide access within the... Agent:

20150116112 - Device and method for routing a medical alert to a selected staff member: A method for routing a medical alert to a selected staff member 151-153, the method comprising receiving an alert signal generated by an alert generation device 121-126, obtaining the current location and identity of multiple staff members from a location tracking system 141-146 configured to track the locations of the... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20150116113 - Method and apparatus for reliably providing an alarm notification: Embodiments of the invention generally include an alarm system and method of using an alarm system to reliably provide an alarm to a user at a desired time or at the occurrence of some desired action. In some embodiments, the apparatus and methods include a media output device that can... Agent:

20150116114 - Safety event alert system and method: Systems and methods are directed to recording data at a plurality of in-service vehicles operating within a plurality of predetermined regions for which users of a plurality of mobile devices are responsible, analyzing, at the vehicles, the recorded data for violation of one of a plurality of predetermined safety parameters... Agent:

20150116115 - Secure pin entry device: A secure PIN entry device including a PIN entry assembly operative to receive a PIN from a user, a PIN entry prompter operative when actuated to prompt a user to enter a PIN via the PIN entry assembly, a PIN entry prompt security check enabled controller operative to prevent operation... Agent: Verifone, Inc.

20150116116 - Lifeguard alarm system for detecting a state of a swimmer: A lifeguard alarm system for swimmers, capable of detecting whether a swimmer is moving forward or drowning. The system includes a detecting device, an accelerometer disposed on the detecting device and a computing unit; the accelerometer configured to output respective acceleration values along X, Y, and Z axes of the... Agent:

20150116117 - System and method for providing sleep recommendations: A system for providing a sleep recommendation includes an apparatus for providing a sleep recommendation. The apparatus includes a preferred sleep determination module that determines a preferred sleep duration. The apparatus also includes a sleep debt module that creates and updates a sleep debt based on the preferred sleep duration... Agent: Jaybird LLC

20150116118 - Leak detection device and remote monitoring system using the same: Disclosed herein are a leak detection device and a remote monitoring system using the same. In accordance with the present invention, locations where multiple leaks have occurred can be accurately determined by connecting a plurality of leak sensing films in series using a plurality of slave controllers having connectors, detecting... Agent: Yumin System Technology Co., Ltd.

20150116119 - Determination of pipe blockages through the monitoring of ambient acoustics: A device is provided for detecting blockages in a pipe connecting a sewer to a structure. The device includes an acoustic energy sensor, a transmitter for transmitting a signal from the sensor, and a receiver for receiving the signal transmitted from the sensor and indicating to a user the strength... Agent:

20150116120 - Motion monitoring device: A motion monitoring device includes a detection section attached to a test subject, and adapted to detect a motion of the test subject, a determination section adapted to determine whether or not displacement information of the test subject obtained based on a detection data from the detection section exceeds a... Agent:

20150116121 - Vehicle system, apparatus and method for controlling a vehicle: A vehicle system, an apparatus, and method for controlling a vehicle are provided. The vehicle system includes a wireless charging terminal that is configured to recognize whether a portable terminal is within a vehicle or an identification (ID) of the portable terminal via a communication channel with the portable terminal... Agent:

20150116122 - Training system and method: A method and system is presented that may be used for providing workouts. The system includes a plurality of units, or “cones,” which may be placed on a field. The units are in wireless communication with a hand-held device, which may facilitate the setting up and running of workouts. In... Agent:

20150116123 - Methods and systems for tracking a toolstring at subsea depths: Disclosed are methods and systems for tracking a toolstring at subsea depths. One system includes a remote operated vehicle (ROV), a wireless transmitter arranged on the toolstring and configured to transmit one or more wireless signals, a wireless receiver configured to perceive the one or more wireless signals, whereby the... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20150116124 - Robust optical fiber-based distributed sensing systems and methods: An illustrative distributed sensing system includes a fiberoptic cable, a transmitter module, and a receiver module. The transmitter module is coupled to the fiberoptic cable to communicate light in each of multiple independent paths to each of multiple positions along the cable, The receiver module is coupled to the fiberoptic... Agent:

20150116125 - Wristband with removable activity monitoring device: A wearable wristband with a removable device comprises an electronic capsule and a wristband, wherein the electronic capsule comprises a wrist biosensor, a finger biosensor, a watertight casing, a battery, one or more circuit boards electronically coupled to the wrist biosensor and a finger biosensor. The wristband comprises a flexible... Agent: Jaybird LLC

20150116128 - Consumption meter with remote program update: The invention relates to a system of consumption meters (2) arranged in a communication network, where program data of the consumption meters can be updated via the communication network. A data collector (3) is arranged for updating the program data of a group of consumption meters over the network. This... Agent:

20150116127 - Energy-efficient wireless sensing for asynchronous event monitoring: A sensor node, having a radio frequency (RF) transceiver, receives a data acquisition command from a network controller. The command includes various parameters. The RF transceiver is deactivated and data is obtained based on the parameters included in the command. The RF transceiver is activated and an inquiry message is... Agent: Simmonds Precision Products, Inc.

20150116126 - Remote monitoring of telemedicine device: Methods and systems for monitoring usage of a telemedicine system are described. A monitoring system at a hospital or other central monitoring location provides for communication between personnel at a monitoring location (e.g. a medical care provider) and patient and/or caregiver at a patient location (e.g., the patient's home) via... Agent:

20150116129 - Device management system and program: An information analysis unit of a management apparatus searches for a device existing within a predetermined distance from a portable terminal, namely a device positioned near the portable terminal, based on terminal position information received from the portable terminal by a radio communication unit and device position information stored in... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20150116130 - Acquisition sample clock synchronization leveraging a global clocking mechanism in a distributed physiological sensing system: A method for wirelessly monitoring physiological data of a patient includes emitting a timing signal from a wireless emitter, receiving a timing signal at a receiver in a wireless patient monitor, recording physiological data from the patient over time at the wireless patient monitor, wherein the time is defined according... Agent: General Electric Company

20150116131 - Condition monitoring system: A condition monitoring system that diagnoses an abnormality of an apparatus provided in a wind turbine includes a monitoring apparatus including a sensor provided for the apparatus, a monitoring-side control apparatus that sets a threshold value to be used by the monitoring apparatus for diagnosing the abnormality of the apparatus,... Agent: Ntn Corporation

20150116132 - Smart monitoring system and method of operation: Systems and methods are described that can provide a fleet management solution for a fleet of power equipment and other power equipment machines. The fleet management solution can include receiving a wireless signal corresponding to a power equipment machine according to a wireless protocol. The fleet management solution can also... Agent:

20150116133 - Emergency vehicle alert system and method: A broadcast notification system for providing alert notifications to vehicle drivers. The system recognizes the vehicle type that it has been installed. The system receives vehicle inputs and selects from memory an alert notification associated with a predetermined set of vehicle inputs. Alert messages correspond to vehicle collisions, roadside conditions,... Agent:

20150116134 - Methods, systems and processor-readable media for parking occupancy detection utilizing laser scanning: Parking occupancy detection methods, systems and processor-readable media. A laser device unit includes a laser range finder, and a programmable pan-tilt unit is deployable on site to monitor one or more parking spaces. A laser emitting and receiving unit associated with the laser range finder determines the distance of an... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20150116135 - Road information sharing method, road information sharing system, road information sharing device, and road information sharing program: A road information sharing method according to the present invention is a road information sharing method for sharing the road information via a terminal device, the road information sharing method including the steps of storing sensor information acquired from a vehicle moving in accompaniment with the terminal device, detecting the... Agent:

  
04/23/2015 > 56 patent applications in 40 patent subcategories.

20150109095 - Method and computer program product for interconnecting functional graphical elements: The present disclosure relates to a computer-implemented method for interconnecting functional graphical elements. The method identifies a first functional graphical element on a display of a computer. The method further identifies at least one second functional graphical element on the display. The method then determines by a processor of the... Agent: Distech Controls Inc.

20150109096 - Handheld electronic device and operation method of the same: A handheld electronic device is provided. The handheld electronic device comprises a storage unit, an audio sensor, a processing unit and a wireless control unit. The storage unit is configured to store first device data and first control data. The audio sensor is configured to receive an audio and generates... Agent: Htc Corporation

20150109097 - Electronically controlled locking system and electronic key for controlling the locking system: An electronically controlled locking system includes a receiver for receiving signals from one or more electronic keys, a locking and unlocking mechanism that can be controlled on the basis of signals received from electronic keys, and a transmitter for transmitting a message confirming the successful execution of a locking and/or... Agent:

20150109102 - Apparatus and method for providing security keypad through shift of keypad: An apparatus and method for providing a security keypad are provided. The apparatus for providing a security keypad includes a coordinate generation unit, a keypad output unit, and a key value processing unit. The coordinate generation unit computes a displacement by which a security keypad is to be shifted, and... Agent:

20150109101 - System and method for reading multiple rfids: A system and method for reading multiple RFIDs is herein disclosed. In this embodiment, the system for reading multiple RFIDs comprise an RFID reader capable of reading electronic data from a plurality of RFIDs and a computer that receives the electronic data from the RFID reader. Furthermore, the computer is... Agent: Vengo, LLC

20150109098 - Communication and processing of credential data: Credential data representing users seeking access to a well-defined space are registered in a reader unit associated with an access-control-related building component. A linked address associates the credential data with a first credential data receiver (EAC1) and/or at least one second credential data receiver (EAC2). The address is stored in... Agent: Assa Abloy Ab

20150109100 - Lifestyle multimedia security system: A method is disclosed for remote monitoring of a premises, comprising the steps of operatively coupling a geographically remote client to a security system server which is capable of authenticating a user of the remote client, operatively coupling the remote client to a security gateway which is capable of managing... Agent:

20150109099 - Mobile device and key fob pairing for multi-factor security: Systems and methods may provide for determining a first proximity status of a first mobile device with respect to a vehicle, and determining a second proximity status of a second mobile device with respect to the vehicle. Additionally, an accessibility of one or more functions of the vehicle may be... Agent: Intel Corporation

20150109103 - Vehicular portable device: A portable device for a vehicle includes a short range communication antenna, a near field communication antenna, and a housing case. The short range communication antenna is utilized in a short range wireless communication with a communication device equipped to a vehicle. The near field communication antenna is utilized in... Agent: Denso Corporation

20150109104 - Smart invitation handling at a smart-home: This patent specification relates to apparatus, systems, methods, and related computer program products for providing home security/smart home objectives. More particularly, this patent specification relates to a plurality of devices, including intelligent, multi-sensing, network-connected devices, that communicate with each other and/or with a central server or a cloud-computing system to... Agent:

20150109105 - Personal authentication apparatus and body weight/body composition meter: A personal authentication apparatus includes: an acquisition unit that acquires a measurement result including body weight and body impedance; a calculation unit configured to, based on the measurement result acquired by the acquisition unit and personal information, calculate a calculation value relating to body composition that is less susceptible to... Agent:

20150109106 - System for holding an rfid within a slotted wearable device: A system for holding an RFID within a slotted wearable device is herein disclosed. The slotted wearable device comprising one or more containers wherein each of the containers comprises a slot, and one or more trays. Moreover, each of the trays is insertable within the slot. Further, each of the... Agent: Vengo, LLC

20150109107 - System for holding multiple rfids in a wearable device: A system for holding multiple RFIDS in a wearable device is herein disclosed. An RFID holder comprising a wearable device and a plurality of RFID chips embedded in the wearable device. In one embodiment, the wearable device comprises a body and one or more containers. The containers of the wearable... Agent: Vengo, LLC

20150109108 - Rfid system with time slot interleaving: A method for interleaving time slots in a multi-antenna system for communication with RFID tags is disclosed. An example is shown for an eight antenna system. A first four antennas arranged side-by-side are sequentially energized to interrogate RFID transponders. A second set of four antennas arranged side-by-side, the first of... Agent:

20150109109 - Geographic based remote control: An intermediary between a remote control device and a remotely controllable device implements identification and/or authentication. The intermediary is, e.g., a node or set of nodes within a head end of a cable network service provider. A remote control device at a customer premise sends a command intended to control... Agent:

20150109110 - Remote control for a toy: The invention discloses a remote control for a toy, which comprises a remote control body, wherein the remote control body includes an upper housing and a lower housing which is matched with the upper housing in mounting; a control circuit board is mounted between the upper housing and the lower... Agent: Apex Toys (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20150109113 - Doorbell communication and electrical systems: A doorbell system can include a doorbell and a chime. The chime can emit a notification sound in response to a visitor pressing a button of the doorbell. Electrical switches can be electrically coupled between the doorbell and the chime to control the flow of electricity to the chime. In... Agent:

20150109112 - Occupant notification of visitor interaction with a doorbell at a smart-home: This patent specification relates to apparatus, systems, methods, and related computer program products for providing home security/smart home objectives. More particularly, this patent specification relates to a plurality of devices, including intelligent, multi-sensing, network-connected devices, that communicate with each other and/or with a central server or a cloud-computing system to... Agent:

20150109111 - Wireless door chime: A wireless door chime apparatus operates in connection with a trigger device installed at a doorway. The wireless door chime apparatus has a decorative housing, such as a vase, bowl, candle, statue, or lamp, for example. A wireless speaker unit configured to generate audible sounds is mounted to the decorative... Agent:

20150109115 - Acoustic warning device and motor vehicle with an acoustic warning device: An acoustic warning device for a vehicle is disclosed. The acoustic warning device includes an air suction device having a suction tube, and a filter housing having a filter and a sound generating device which is arranged therein. The sound generating device is arranged between suction tube and filter with... Agent:

20150109114 - Warning device for vehicle: In a warning device for a vehicle, a basic target current value setting unit sets a basic target current value based on a steering torque and a vehicle speed. When a lane deviation determining unit determines that there is a high possibility that a vehicle will deviate from a lane,... Agent:

20150109116 - Electronic device finder system: An electronic device finder system includes a vehicle having a door handle, a piezo switch operatively positioned within the door handle, and a signal transmitter operatively connected to the piezo switch. The piezo switch has an on state that is triggered by door handle movement, and the signal transmitter is... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20150109118 - Driving assist device: Provided is a driving assist device 10 that recognizes an object in the vicinity of a moving body, and assists a driver in driving the moving body, the apparatus including: an object detecting unit 12 that detects the object in the vicinity of the moving body; a three dimensional object... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150109117 - System and method for communicating an object attached to a vehicle: An exemplary system for a vehicle having an object attached to it may include a user interface device, a controller, and a communication system. The user interface device may be configured to receive and transmit information relating to the object. The controller may be in communication with the user interface... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150109119 - Drive assist control device: A drive assist control device includes a steering determination unit 21 that determines a steering state of a vehicle, a curved state estimation unit 22 that estimates a curved state of a traveling road where the vehicle is traveling, a threshold value setting unit 23 that, in a case where... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150109120 - Monitoring powered assets for fueling: Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer program products are provided for monitoring powered assets for fueling. For example, in one embodiment, a fuel server can monitor the location of powered assets and fueling units. In response to determining, for example, that a powered asset that needs fuel is within a predetermined... Agent:

20150109121 - Self adapting alert device: Methods and apparatuses are disclosed that allow an electronic device to autonomously adapt one or more user alerts to the current operating environment of the electronic device. For example, some embodiments may include a method comprising providing a plurality of alert devices in an electronic device, determining an operating environment... Agent:

20150109122 - Systems and methods for providing emergency alerts: Methods and apparatus for providing indications of received emergency alert messages to devices within a consumer premises are disclosed. In one embodiment, a consumer premise equipment (CPE) receiving one or more emergency alert messages from a content provider or managed network determines one or more alert responses for one or... Agent:

20150109123 - Interchangeable personal security device with a communication accessory: An apparatus for personal security is disclosed that includes a portable accessory formed to receive an alerting device. The alerting device fits within a compartment of the portable accessory, and the portable accessory includes a communication device. The apparatus includes an alerting device with an alerting element. The alerting device... Agent:

20150109124 - Biometric authentication: The technology described in this document is embodied in a method that includes processing data in a dataset that represents time-varying information about at least one pulse pressure wave propagating through blood in a subject acquired at a location of the subject. The method also includes determining whether one or... Agent:

20150109125 - Remote medical device alarm: A remote alarm for use with a wearable defibrillator. The remote alarm may be a wearable remote device including a strap for disposing the wearable remote device on a wrist of a patient and communications circuitry disposed in the wearable remote device to wirelessly communicate with the wearable defibrillator. The... Agent:

20150109126 - Child monitoring system: A child monitoring system for helping parents to monitor their children. The system includes a parental unit that preferably includes a band with a housing thereon so as to resemble a watch. The system further includes one or more child units that preferably resemble a bracelet. The parental unit includes... Agent:

20150109127 - Method and system for detecting location of a fixed wireless asset in a hospital environment: A system is disclosed for determining the location of fixed wireless assets (FWAs). The system includes at least one FWA having an asset tracking number, at least one mobile device wirelessly coupled to the FWA via a first communication link, and a database having information that associates people with locations.... Agent:

20150109128 - Visitor feedback to visitor interaction with a doorbell at a smart-home: This patent specification relates to apparatus, systems, methods, and related computer program products for providing home security/smart home objectives. More particularly, this patent specification relates to a plurality of devices, including intelligent, multi-sensing, network-connected devices, that communicate with each other and/or with a central server or a cloud-computing system to... Agent:

20150109129 - System and method for measuring bodily impact events: A system for detecting head impacts comprises a sensor for detecting acceleration and providing a signal representative of applied impacts, a display, and a processor. The processor is configured to receive data from the acceleration sensor and determine whether a magnitude of an impact exceeds a threshold. In response to... Agent:

20150109130 - System and method for health monitoring using real-time location: A method for health monitoring comprises electronically receiving location information for a dairy livestock that is generated by a plurality of identification devices positioned in a pen that operate in conjunction with a tag worn by the dairy livestock. The method stores the location information associated with the dairy livestock,... Agent:

20150109131 - Vehicle driver assist arrangement: A vehicle driver assist arrangement may include an output unit and a vehicle driver attentiveness assessment arrangement. The vehicle driver attentiveness arrangement may include a host vehicle lane position evaluation unit, a steering wheel torque detection unit, a pedal pressure detecting unit, and a processing unit. The processing unit is... Agent:

20150109132 - Device management module, remote management module and device management system employing same: A device management system includes a bus bar, a device management module, and a remote management module. The device management module includes at least one remotely-controllable switching circuit and a detecting circuit. When a device is installed in the rack cabinet, the remotely-controllable switching circuit connected with the device is... Agent: Delta Electronics, Inc.

20150109133 - Display control device, display control method, display control program, and mobile terminal: An apparatus may include a control unit to control display of at least one first mark representing a power generating unit and a second mark representing a power storage unit and change of an indication display between the first mark and the second mark according to an amount of power... Agent: Sony Corporation

20150109134 - Surface-attached alerting device: A detection device includes a proximity sensing circuit that generates a chime activation signal responsive to a sensor activation signal; a loudspeaker; and a chime generator circuit coupled between the proximity sensing circuit and the loudspeaker, configured to control activation of the loudspeaker responsive to the chime activation signal. The... Agent: Magibrands, Inc.

20150109135 - Indicators: Various embodiments of indicators, their use, and their construction are described. An indicator may include a plurality of bistable display portions. The plurality of bistable display portions may be changed from a first state to a second state to indicate the passage of a predetermined time period. The plurality of... Agent: Dock Technologies Inc.

20150109136 - Indicator light interpretation device and method for indicator lights of an electronic device: An indicator light interpretation device and method for indicator lights of an electronic device are provided. The indicator light interpretation device in one example embodiment includes a storage system configured to store one or more device images of an electronic device and a processing system coupled to the storage system,... Agent: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.

20150109137 - Multiple led omni-directional visual alarm device: A visual alarm indicating output device includes a plurality of light sources arranged in a circular pattern about a centerline. Each of the sources is oriented so that respective light output is directed to a common, cylindrical Fresnel lens. The lens is symmetrical about the centerline. The sources are pulsed... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20150109138 - Data communications system: A system and method for transmitting data over a three phase power system between a surface and a sub-surface location. A first power supply providing a first AC power signal and a second power supply providing a second AC power signal are at the surface. A first powered module and... Agent:

20150109139 - Data communications system: A data communications system and associated method of data transmission for transmitting data over a three phase power system between a surface and a sub-surface location for an arrangement such as an oil field electrical submersible pump, on each of the three conductors of a three phase cabled connection with... Agent:

20150109140 - Compression and timely delivery of well-test data: A modem is described having a transceiver assembly, a non-transitory processor readable medium coupled to the transceiver assembly, transceiver electronics coupled to the transceiver and the non-transitory processor readable medium, and a power supply supplying power to the transceiver assembly and the transceiver electronics. The transceiver electronics are configured to... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20150109141 - Analyte-testing device: A device adapted to determine an analyte concentration of a fluid sample using a test sensor. The device comprises a display adapted to display information to a user. The device further comprises at least one user-interface mechanism adapted to allow the user to interact with the device. The device further... Agent:

20150109144 - Control system for can coating: A can coating machine control system includes a coating control signal that functions as a go/no-go signal based on a plurality of monitored conditions such as can in position, vacuum pressure, gun in position, guard in position and speed condition. Local pressure regulation of the coating material in the spray... Agent:

20150109143 - Draft beer supply chain systems and methods: Supply chain systems and methods are disclosed for monitoring fluid levels in liquid containers, such as kegs. Embodiments include sensors that fit within a keg's false bottom, measure the weight of the keg, and transmit the weight information to a computer database via a wireless network. Other embodiments include an... Agent: Steadyserv Technologies, LLC

20150109142 - Equipment data sensor and sensing for fleet management: Embodiments of the invention are directed to an equipment data sensor arranged on a powered machine. The equipment data sensor includes a processing device coupled to one or more sensors for obtaining values of at least one parameter associated with running of the powered machine, a memory, and a short... Agent:

20150109145 - Crowd sourced optimization of vehicle performance based on cloud based data: Tracking intrinsic and extrinsic vehicle parameters for optimizing vehicle performance is presented herein. A method can include consolidating sets of data associated with a vehicle to generate a model; generating, using the model, recommendation data representing a recommendation associated with an operation of the vehicle; and in response to receiving... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp

20150109146 - Road weather hazard system: A method and system for assessing road conditions is provided. The method includes determining a road hazard condition for a road segment that may include a precipitation type, a pavement condition, and a visibility level. The precipitation type may be determined using radar data, satellite cloud classification data, weather station... Agent: University Corporation For Atmospheric Research

20150109147 - Method and system for adapting the driving-off behavior of a vehicle to a traffic signal installation, and use of the system: The invention relates to a method for adapting the driving-off behavior of a vehicle to a traffic signal installation, in which method the traffic signal installation permits passing in a first state and forbids passing in a second state. By means of vehicle-to-X communication means, state information and time information... Agent:

20150109148 - Pedestrian warning system: A pedestrian warning system detects vehicle-mounted radar or lidar systems (generally, but not necessarily, provided for avoiding collisions with other vehicles) and alerts the pedestrian of a potential collision.... Agent: Elwha LLC

20150109149 - Pedestrian warning system: A pedestrian warning system monitors an attention level of a pedestrian and alerts the pedestrian of traffic areas or detected vehicles.... Agent:

20150109150 - Aircraft interface: An aircraft interface apparatus for providing communication between an aircraft system and a device for use on an aircraft comprises a first communication means for providing communication with the aircraft system, and a second communication means for providing communication with the device, wherein the aircraft system uses a first data... Agent:

  
04/16/2015 > 49 patent applications in 37 patent subcategories.

20150102900 - Key fob dongle: Disclosed herein is an improvement of methods and systems used to configure electronic components and modules to a vehicle. A low cost programmer tool, or key fob dongle, may manage devices coupled to a vehicle communication network. The system is designed for on-board management of multiple vehicle network protocols to... Agent: Rb Distribution, Inc.

20150102901 - Biometric access control system: A biometric access control system includes an equipment structure in communication with an identification station, which includes a processor, a user biometric reader, an equipment identification reader, a user interface to display categories of equipment authorized for use by a user and to receive input from the user including an... Agent:

20150102902 - Bluetooth remote-control electronic lock: A Bluetooth remote-control electronic lock contains an electronic locking unit including a controlling unit; an infrared identifying unit connecting with the controlling unit, wherein after identifying a user, the controlling unit executes wireless Bluetooth transmission; a lock control unit coupling with the controlling unit, the lock control unit including an... Agent:

20150102898 - Motor vehicle unlocking method and system: A key-less entry system for motor vehicle uses actuations of one or more pre-existing vehicle components accessible from outside the vehicle, such as door handles, to generate an unlock an unlock code that is stored in a control unit. The code represents a sequence of actuations of component(s). Upon leaving... Agent:

20150102904 - Electronic circuitry for contactless lock: Some embodiments include electronic circuitry for an electronic lock. The electronic circuitry can include: an antenna configured to receive a wireless signal; a communication processor, coupled to the antenna, configured to decode the wireless signal to ascertain a command to lock or unlock the electronic lock and to authenticate a... Agent:

20150102905 - Keyless entry system: A keyless entry system includes a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter includes an operation switch, transmission means, and transmission control means. The receiver includes receiving means and determination means. The transmission control means generates operation information including a function code corresponding to the operation switch and a count value... Agent:

20150102903 - Secure delivery receptacle: A secure-delivery receptacle includes a delivered-package vault having a selectively-lockable access portal controlled, at least in part, by a control circuit that also operably couples to a radio-frequency identification (RFID)-tag reader. The RFID-tag reader serves, by one approach, to read RFID tags in the immediate vicinity of the delivered-package vault.... Agent: Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

20150102906 - Systems and methods for controlling a locking mechanism using a portable electronic device: Systems and methods are provided for operating a remotely operable lock. In an example embodiment, a method comprises authenticating, at a web service, credentials received from a portable electronic device, detecting the proximity of the portable electronic device to the lock, and issuing a command for receipt by the lock... Agent:

20150102907 - Method and system for controlling access to a restricted location: The present disclosure describes techniques for controlling access a restricted location (114) as well as a system (100) for doing so. According to various implementations, a potential entrant to the restricted location needs to transmit two values to an access authorization device (108) located at the perimeter (112) of the... Agent: Motorola Mobility LLC

20150102899 - Door lock apparatus, display apparatus, mobile device, and method for controlling thereof: A door lock apparatus is provided. The door lock apparatus includes a first interface configured to communicate with a plurality of external apparatuses; a near field communicator configured to perform authentication for opening a door; a second interface configured to communicate with a display apparatus; and a controller configured to... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150102908 - Arrangement for and method of optimally adjusting the scan rate of scan beams generated bya radio frequency identification (rfid) tag reader having an array of antennas: Retail items movable from an inventory location at a retail venue through a portal to a retail exit are automatically tracked. The items are individually associated with radio frequency identification (RFID) tags. An RFID tag reader has an array of antennas for generating a multitude of scan beams at an... Agent: Motorola Solutions, Inc.

20150102909 - Method for monitoring a system comprising a number of readers and a plurality of portable communication units: A method for monitoring a system includes reading devices and a plurality of portable communication units, wherein during operation of the system, for a communication unit there are carried out a plurality of data transactions between at least one reading device and the communication unit via a corresponding communication interface.... Agent:

20150102910 - Rfid tag system and operating method thereof: Disclosed herein are a radio frequency identification (RFID) system and an operating method thereof. The RFID system includes an RFID tag and an RFID reader transmitting an initialization command to the RFID tag. The initialization command includes a field selecting a single tag accessing mode and a multi-tag processing mode.... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20150102911 - Sensor tag and sensor network system: A sensor tag includes a sensor, a resistor, an radio frequency integrated circuit (“RFIC”), a battery and a micro-control unit (“MCU”). The sensor detects an environmental state. The battery is connected to a series circuit, which includes the sensor and the resistor, and to the RFIC and the MCU. The... Agent:

20150102912 - Systems and methods for joint beamforming and preamble detection: Systems and methods for reading RFID tags using joint beamforming and preamble detection in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. One embodiment includes an antenna array comprising a plurality of antenna elements, a joint beamformer and preamble detector configured to receive inputs from each of the antenna elements,... Agent:

20150102913 - Method and system for correctly identifying specific rfid tags: A system and method for identifying a specific RFID tag includes RFID reader circuitry, such as within an RFID reader, configured for sending and receiving RF signals to detect RFID tags and for obtaining signal parameter information associated with the RFID tags. Processing circuitry is configured for using the signal... Agent: Vocollect, Inc.

20150102915 - Systems, methods, and computer program products for storing and managing program data: Systems, methods, and computer program products are provided for storing and managing program data. A service provider ID having both generic and specific components is sent from a terminal to a mobile device. The mobile device determines whether the service provider ID sent from the terminal matches a service provider... Agent:

20150102914 - Near field communication system, and method of operating same: The present inventions, in one aspect, are directed to a system comprising a portable sensor device including a housing having a physical size/shape that is adapted to couple to a user's body, an identification tag including identification data which is associated with the sensor device and an identification tag transmitter... Agent:

20150102916 - Wireless light controller system and method: In some examples, wireless light controller technology includes methods and apparatuses. In other examples, the technology includes one or more lights on a power line. Each light of the one or more lights is individually controllable via power line communication over the power line. The technology further includes a wireless... Agent:

20150102917 - Driving device using mobile device and method for controlling same: A driving device using a mobile device and to a method for controlling same, the driving device comprising: an application installed in the mobile device; a wireless communication unit that wirelessly exchanges data with the mobile device; a controller that processes data received through the wireless communication device; a sensor... Agent: Hirosci Co., Ltd.

20150102918 - Encoding dynamic haptic effects: A system is provided that encodes one or more dynamic haptic effects. The system defines a dynamic haptic effect as including a plurality of key frames, where each key frame includes an interpolant value and a corresponding haptic effect. An interpolant value is a value that specifies where an interpolation... Agent:

20150102919 - Bicycle with an intelligent system: An intelligent system for a bicycle is provided with a control assembly including a seat bag control device, a sensor device, a digital camera, a lighting device, a warning device, and a power supply for supplying DC power to above components; and a display assembly including an LCD screen, a... Agent:

20150102920 - Method and system for notifying alarm state of vehicle: A method and system for notifying an alarm state of a vehicle include displaying an alarm corresponding to an alarm state of an alarm state occurring in a vehicle, and determining whether a driver recognizes the displayed alarm. The alarm is displayed in a different manner based on a recognition... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150102921 - Micro leakage detecting device of suspension device and method for detecting micro leakage: A micro leakage detecting device of a suspension device includes a detecting unit, a driving state determining unit that checks whether or not a vehicle is driving when it is checked in the detecting unit that the vehicle-height correcting control occurs, a vehicle-height increasing control checking unit that checks whether... Agent: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.

20150102923 - Alarm setting and interfacing with gesture contact interfacing controls: A device configured for capture of activity data for a user includes a housing, a sensor, a motor, a memory, and a processor. The sensor is disposed in the housing to track activity data of the user. The motor causes vibration of the housing. The memory stores an alarm setting... Agent:

20150102922 - Security system and alarm activation control: A controller arms an alarm aspect of a corresponding security system. The corresponding security system is initially configured to audibly activate an alarm in response to detecting motion of free-to-roam entities in a monitored location. The free-to-roam entities can be provided unrestricted access into the monitored location. In addition to... Agent:

20150102924 - Volume/vibrate overriding feature of alert system for mobile devices: The invention relates generally to a home security alarm system and more specifically to a home security alarm app once triggered will override primary mobile device's sound setting and determine if a full volume (or higher volume than current setting of device) alarm sound is needed to alert the end... Agent:

20150102925 - Systems and methods for detection of biological conditions in humans: A method detects a biological condition and detects a change in the biological condition of a mammal. The device determines if the change in the biological condition exceeds a predetermined threshold and sends a signal based at least in part on the determination.... Agent:

20150102926 - System and method to monitor events and personnel locations: A method and apparatus where the apparatus performs the steps of receiving a location of a person; determining via a database a hazard level of the location confirming via a database that the person is qualified to be present at the location based upon a training level of the person... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20150102927 - Ble/wifi bridge with audio sensor: A Bluetooth/WiFi bridge includes a computing device in an interior of a dwelling with an internet-facing radio, and a second radio communicating with one or more non-internet-connected devices. The computing device provides for coordination of information flow between the two radios. The computing device is configured to enable the two... Agent:

20150102928 - Remote power state detector: A system for remotely detecting a power state of an associated device comprising: an optical sensor configured to detect a light emitted from the associated device, wherein the light is indicative of the power state of the associated device; or electrical field (EF) sensor to detect the electrical field around... Agent:

20150102929 - Method and device for warning the driver of a motor vehicle in the event of lack of attention: In a method for warning the driver of a motor vehicle in the event of lack of attention, in order to improve the acceptance of such systems among drivers, it is provided to monitor the driver with regard to lack of attention and also to ascertain the instantaneous driving situation... Agent:

20150102930 - Device having a moisture sensor: Described herein is a device including a collection element having a base with an upper surface surrounded by one or more raised edges near a perimeter of the base, the upper surface having a concavity. The device has a sensor positioned in fluid communication with the concavity in the upper... Agent:

20150102932 - Leak detection system and method: A leak detection mat arrangement includes a base member configured to capture, direct and hold liquid while at the same time providing a support that is generally planar. The base member includes a bottom side and an upper side. The upper side includes a plurality of projecting portions separated by... Agent:

20150102931 - System and a method for detecting liquid water: The present subject matter provides a system and a method for detecting liquid water. The method includes establishing signal communication between an RFID tag and an RFID reader, monitoring the signal communication between the RFID tag and the RFID reader and determining that liquid water is disposed between the RFID... Agent: General Electric Company

20150102933 - Service display system for a machine: A service display system for a machine with an out-board service area is disclosed. The service display system indicates a plurality of fluid levels within a plurality of fluid reservoirs, corresponding to respective one of a plurality of sub-systems. The service display system includes a port relay board disposed within... Agent: Caterpillar Global Mining Hms Gmbh

20150102934 - Smoke detector with external sampling volume and ambient light rejection: In accordance with certain embodiments, a smoke detector determines the presence of smoke particles outside its housing based on measurements of light detected at different wavelengths and corrected based on an ambient light level.... Agent:

20150102935 - Smoke detector with external sampling volume and ambient light rejection: In accordance with certain embodiments, a smoke detector determines the presence of smoke particles outside its housing based on measurements of light detected at different wavelengths and corrected based on an ambient light level.... Agent:

20150102936 - Guiding a user to safety from the premises of an industrial plant: A method, safety route guiding device and a computer program product enables users in the premises of an industrial plant to reach safety in case of an emergency, where said users are equipped with mobile terminals, where the safety route guiding device includes a guiding unit that receives alarm data... Agent: Abb Research Ltd

20150102937 - Systems and methods for indicating the presence of a mobile device within a passenger cabin: Systems and methods for indicating the presence of a mobile device within a passenger cabin are provided. A method for indicating the presence of a mobile device within a passenger cabin of a vehicle includes linking a vehicle computing device with the mobile device, determining whether a vehicle ignition is... Agent: Toyoto Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

20150102938 - Downhole short wavelength radio telemetry system for intervention applications: A telemetry system and method of downhole communication is disclosed. A first electromagnetic signal propagates through a first annular region between a work string and a wellbore wall and is received at an electromagnetic receiver of a repeater. A second electromagnetic signal related to the received first electromagnetic signal is... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20150102941 - Metering device and parts therefor: An industrial meter has wireless communication circuitry for communicating with a remote communication device. A repeater device allows the wireless communication circuitry of the industrial meter to continue to communicate with the remote communication device when the meter device is positioned in a location where direct communication between the wireless... Agent:

20150102940 - Methods and apparatus relating to measurement instruments: Methods and apparatus are for storing and retrieving data related to the installation, service, repair or performance of an industrial flow meter or other measurement instrument. Methods and apparatus are also for other processes associated with measurement instruments.... Agent:

20150102939 - Wearable body sensor and system including the same: A body sensor, a system including the body sensor and a method of transmitting a biosignal are provided. A wearable body sensor includes a conductive electrode configured to conduct a biosignal from a body, a main board comprising a radio frequency (RF) communication circuit to generate an RF signal based... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150102943 - Daisy-chain communication bus and protocol: An apparatus is provided that includes first and second connection nodes and a communication circuit. The communication circuit is configured to communicate cell-status data of a cell over a bidirectional data path connected to the connection nodes. The communication circuit includes directional drive circuitry configured to communicate the cell-status data... Agent:

20150102942 - System and method for providing a distributed directional aperture: A distributed directional aperture (DDA) system provides the capability to receive and/or transmit signals, limiting that reception or transmission to a 3-dimensional beam. The DDA system includes sensing and/or emitting array subsystems which comprise sensors and/or emitters distributed across, within, or under the skin of an aircraft, ship, ground vehicle,... Agent:

20150102944 - Absolute acceleration sensor for use within moving vehicles: A communication system for a vehicle comprises a receiver to receive a signal corresponding to a traveling speed of a lead vehicle, a response device that generates an alert to warn of a change in the traveling speed of the lead vehicle, and a control device coupled to the receiver... Agent:

20150102945 - Multi-agent reinforcement learning for integrated and networked adaptive traffic signal control: A system and method of multi-agent reinforcement learning for integrated and networked adaptive traffic controllers (MARLIN-ATC). Agents linked to traffic signals generate control actions for an optimal control policy based on traffic conditions at the intersection and one or more other intersections. The agent provides a control action considering the... Agent: Pragmatek Transport Innovations, Inc.

20150102946 - System and method for enforcing parking rules: A method and system for enforcing parking rules are provided. The method includes receiving, from at least one source, a captured visual content showing a suspected vehicle and at least one potential sign of an illegally parked vehicle; identifying the at least one potential sign of an illegally parked vehicle... Agent: Safer Place Ltd.

  
04/09/2015 > 57 patent applications in 37 patent subcategories.

20150097652 - Entry system for vehicle: A vehicular entry system, which performs collation using a mobile terminal having an authentication element and enables use of a predetermined function of a vehicle on the basis of a result of the collation, includes: an authentication control section which, when authentication information from the authentication element matches predetermined authentication... Agent:

20150097651 - Automatic door: In some implementations a microcontroller is coupled to a storage device, the storage device having a voice-recognition engine stored thereon, and the microcontroller is operably coupled to a device-controller of an automatic door.... Agent: Altorr Corporation

20150097653 - Determination of proximity using a plurality of transponders: Devices and methods of determining a proximity of a receiver to a tag in a predetermined region. A signal characteristic is sensed at the receiver from the tag and an assisting tag. Zones are defined representing proximity of the receiver to each tag. A presence probability vector for the receiver... Agent: Cambridge Silicon Radio Limited

20150097654 - Tag transmission apparatus and signal transmitting method thereof: Disclosed herein are a tag transmission apparatus and a signal transmitting method thereof. The tag transmission apparatus converts a plurality of data bits into a symbol, which is one of a plurality of symbols, and multiplies the converted symbol by a square-wave having a predetermined frequency to thereby generate a... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20150097655 - Radio frequency identification display device: A radio frequency identification (RFID) display device includes a microprocessor, a first RFID, a second RFID, a sensing module and a passive display unit. The first RFID stores a first RFID data and receives electromagnetic wave emitted from a reader for supply power. The second RFID stores a second RFID... Agent:

20150097656 - Radio wave receiver: A radio wave receiver includes a receiver controller that performs a signal capturing action in regular or irregular intervals to capture data transmitted on radio waves from a remote terminal in synchronization with the signal capturing action. The receiver controller includes a correctness determination unit and a capturing frequency setting... Agent:

20150097658 - Data processing apparatus and data processing program: A data processing apparatus includes: a receiving unit configured to receive data including information indicating amplitude and information indicating frequency; and a processing unit configured to produce data used to generate vibration of a vibration unit based on the data and predetermined vector information.... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20150097657 - Generating haptic effects while minimizing cascading: A system that generates haptic effects using an actuator receives a haptic effect definition that defines a haptic effect. The system pre-processes the haptic effect definition by determining if the actuator is capable of playing the haptic effect. The system then post-processes the haptic effect definition by adjusting a force... Agent:

20150097659 - Method and apparatus for sensory stimulation: An apparatus for producing an electrosensory sensation to a body member (120). The apparatus comprises one or more conducting electrodes (106), each of which is provided with an insulator (108). When the body member (120) is proximate to the conducting electrode, the insulator prevents flow of direct current from the... Agent:

20150097660 - Blind view sensor assembly: A blind view sensor assembly for notifying a driver whenever an object is in the blind spot of the driver's vehicle comprises an assembly base attached to the conventional side view mirror of a automobile. The assembly base attaches to the bottom of the side view mirror and utilizes an... Agent:

20150097661 - Lane marking crossing warning system: The present invention relates to a lane marking crossing warning system (22) for a vehicle (1), the warning system (22) including a sensor arrangement (2) arranged to detect at least one lane marking line (5, 6, 7) that defines a corresponding lane boundary; a control unit (3) arranged to determine... Agent: Autoliv Development Ab

20150097662 - Flexible board type tire pressure sensor device: A flexible board type tire pressure sensor device includes a flexible PC board having a first surface bonded to an inside wall of a tire of a vehicle wheel and a second surface opposite to the first surface, a sensor module installed in the second surface of the flexible PC... Agent: Cub Elecparts Inc.

20150097663 - Smart-home multi-functional hazard detector providing location-specific feature configuration: A particular smart hazard detector may itself function as a guide during a process of installation of the same at an installation location. Additionally, the installation location of the particular smart hazard detector may play a central role in how various settings of the smart hazard detector are defined and... Agent: Google Inc.

20150097664 - Method and apparatus for determining maintenance needs and validating the installation of an alarm system: A system for determining maintenance needs and validating the installation of an alarm system are provided. The system may include a central monitoring station configured to receive operational measurements and apply maintenance rules to the operational measurements and a maintenance history for the alarm system to determine maintenance needs of... Agent:

20150097665 - Smart-home hazard detector providing sensor-based device positioning guidance: A particular smart hazard detector may itself function as a guide during a process of installation of the same at an installation location. Additionally, the installation location of the particular smart hazard detector may play a central role in how various settings of the smart hazard detector are defined and... Agent: Google Inc.

20150097666 - Hazard detection unit providing intuitive illumination-based status signaling: Various methods and systems for hazard detectors are presented. Such hazard detectors may include one or more hazard sensors that are configured to detect the presence of one or more types of hazards. Such hazard detectors may include a circular or a ring-shaped light comprising a plurality of lighting elements.... Agent: Google Inc.

20150097667 - Systems and methods for alerting on-site responders located at a specific facility to engage and neutralize a threat: In an embodiment of the disclosed technology, an emergency response system is used on the premises of a given location or building. The system employs various staff members who are regularly present throughout the facility at random locations. These individuals are each wearing a personal transmitter which, when activated, transmits... Agent:

20150097670 - Address validation for personal emergency response systems: A server verifies that an address of record for a personal emergency response (PERS) device is in agreement with a current address of the PERS device. The PERS device has a docking station and a wearable unit. At start-up, the docking station places a call to the server and the... Agent:

20150097668 - Animal monitoring system and method: An animal monitoring system has sensor modules carried on respective animals. Each module includes a GPS position locator to determine a current position of the animal, a transmitter, and a controller arranged to store a previously determined position of the animal thereon. A central monitoring system is located remotely from... Agent:

20150097669 - Systems and methods for programming, controlling and monitoring wireless networks: A system for programming, controlling and monitoring wireless networks enabling a wireless device (Dev) being utilized and integrated into car electronic control module or home (or business) alarm/security system. This system also presents a general control (robotic) device, which controls general input and output functions, where plurality of cellular handsets,... Agent:

20150097671 - Methods and systems for a universal wireless platform for asset monitoring: A metrological interface device includes a printed circuit board (“PCB”) including at least one metrological sensor communication interface and at least one first wireless communication interface. The metrological interface device is in communication with a metrological sensing device via the metrological sensor communication interface. Each metrological sensing device is coupled... Agent:

20150097672 - Predictive alert targeting for mass notification systems: A system and a method are disclosed for predicting potential reach of an alert to a targeted audience, targeted personal delivery devices and targeted non-personal notification delivery devices in an emergency mass notification system. The method includes receiving recipients and alert delivery devices data which define a targeted audience and... Agent:

20150097673 - System of electronic devices for protection and security of places, persons, and goods: A system of electronic devices for the detection and location of changes in a predetermined space for the protection and security of places, persons, and goods, comprising at least two general sensors, two data processing electronic devices connected to each other. One of the two data processing devices comprises two... Agent: Hyperion S.r.l.

20150097674 - System and method for automatic tool tracking, monitoring, and inventory management: Systems and methods for automatically tracking tools and managing tool inventory. Tools may be assigned to a work group or crew. Tools are tracked and monitored to determine whether the tools are with their assigned group, relocated to a different group, missing, or left behind at a job site. For... Agent: Recon Dynamics, LLC

20150097675 - Sunscreen reapplication reminder device and method: In one general aspect, an apparatus for managing exposure to the sun is disclosed. It includes an aquatic activity control responsive to user interaction and an aquatic activity indicator associated with the aquatic activity control and operative to identify the aquatic activity control. It also includes a terrestrial activity control... Agent:

20150097676 - In situ real-time wafer breakage detection: The disclosure provides a real-time wafer breakage detection method. The detection method includes the following operations. A wafer is positioned on a wafer holder of a process chamber in which a thermal process is being performed. Then, the temperature at the wafer holder is measured. And, a notification for corrective... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

20150097677 - Pneumatic detector switch having a single diaphragm for alarm and fault conditions: A pneumatic pressure detector switch is disclosed that includes a retainer assembly adapted to communicate with a source of pressure, a deformable diaphragm supported within the retainer assembly and movable in response to changes in pressure communicated to the retainer assembly, a fault contact element supported by the retainer assembly... Agent: Kidde Technologies, Inc.

20150097678 - Smart-home hazard detector providing useful follow up communications to detection events: Ambient amount of a hazardous condition may be monitored. A mode may be set to a state indicative of the hazardous condition being present in the ambient environment. It may then be determined that the amount of the hazard in the ambient environment has dropped below a threshold hazardous condition... Agent: Google Inc.

20150097682 - Mobile user interface for smart-home hazard detector configuration: System for displaying hazard events and adjusting hazard detector settings on a mobile device includes a user interface executed on the mobile device, a hazard detector, and a computer server system communicatively coupled to the mobile device and hazard detector. The hazard detector generates hazard events indicating detection of smoke... Agent: Google Inc.

20150097683 - Smart-home hazard detection system providing context-based user notifications: System for customizing hazard notifications based on user activity includes a hazard detector and a computer server system communicatively coupled to the hazard detector. The hazard detector detects a hazard level that is greater than a threshold setting, the hazard level indicating an amount of smoke or carbon monoxide present... Agent: Google Inc.

20150097684 - Smart-home hazard detector providing location-specific pre-alarm configuration: A particular smart hazard detector may itself function as a guide during a process of installation of the same at an installation location. Additionally, the installation location of the particular smart hazard detector may play a central role in how various settings of the smart hazard detector are defined and... Agent: Google Inc.

20150097680 - Smart-home hazard detector providing non-alarm status signals at opportune moments: In various embodiments, a hazard detector is presented. The hazard detector may include a hazard detection sensor that detects a presence of a type of hazard. The hazard detector may include a light and a light sensor that senses a brightness level in an ambient environment of the hazard detector.... Agent: Google Inc.

20150097679 - Smoke detector with airflow barrier: A smoke detector system that includes an airflow barrier installed between a detector base unit and a mounting surface to ensure there is separation between the detector base unit and the mounting surface. The barrier isolates and seals the smoke detector to prevent the formation of condensation in or around... Agent:

20150097681 - Visual and auditory user notification methods for smart-home hazard detector: Hazard detector for providing a pre-alarm of a developing hazardous condition includes a detection module that detects a hazard level of smoke or carbon monoxide, a storage module that stores a pre-alarm threshold and an emergency threshold, a light source that generates light in a first color, a second color,... Agent: Google Inc.

20150097689 - Hazard detection unit facilitating convenient setup of plural instances thereof in the smart home: include using an application on a mobile device to establish first wireless communications with a first hazard detector that was previously paired with the user account. The method may also include transmitting, to the first hazard detector and using the first wireless protocol, a transmission that instructs the first hazard... Agent: Google Inc.

20150097688 - Mobile user interface for event notifications arising from smart-home hazard detection devices: System for displaying hazard events and adjusting hazard detector settings on a mobile device includes a user interface executed on the mobile device, a hazard detector, and a computer server system communicatively coupled to the mobile device and hazard detector. The hazard detector generates hazard events indicating detection of smoke... Agent: Google Inc.

20150097686 - Smart home hazard detector with integrated conditional lighting: Various embodiments of hazard detectors are presented. A hazard sensor may be present that detects the presence of a hazardous condition. A light sensor may be present that detects an ambient brightness level. A motion sensor may be present that detects motion of a user. A light may be present... Agent: Google Inc.

20150097687 - Smart-home hazard detector with adaptive heads up pre-alarm criteria: A particular smart hazard detector may itself function as a guide during a process of installation of the same at an installation location. Additionally, the installation location of the particular smart hazard detector may play a central role in how various settings of the smart hazard detector are defined and... Agent: Google Inc.

20150097685 - Status indication triggering and user interfacing in a smart-home hazard detector: In various embodiments, a hazard detector may be presented. The hazard detector may include at least one hazard detection sensor that detects a presence of at least one type of hazard. The hazard detector may include a speaker, a light, and a motion detection sensor that detects motion in an... Agent: Google Inc.

20150097690 - Method and apparatus of electronic device for abuse detection and notification: A method of an electronic device for abuse detection and notification is disclosed herewith. The method includes monitoring one or more parameters at the electronic device for one or more physical events, the parameter(s) being associated with one or more imagers. The method further includes identifying the physical event(s) at... Agent: Motorola Mobility LLC

20150097691 - Method for preventing input on an apparatus having a user interface: A method for preventing input and/or interaction on an apparatus having a user interface (UI) with input elements located on a door rotatable about an axis relative to an earth horizontal, the method includes detecting the horizontal position of the door and disabling input from the UI input elements based... Agent:

20150097692 - Light indicator: Light indicator which comprises a support structure provided with multiple seats, each of which housing at its interior rows of LEDs and a power supply circuit providing electrical power supply to the LEDs. The light indicator also comprises collimation lenses each positioned in front of the corresponding row of LEDs,... Agent:

20150097693 - In-premises management of home area networks: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing in-premises management of home area networks. An example management includes a network interface device, a processor in communication with the network interface device, and a transceiver device in communication with the processor. The network interface device can establish a paired communication link with... Agent: Landis+gyr Innovations, Inc.

20150097698 - Method, device and system for managing a provision of energy: A remote server is connected to at least one energy box, each energy box being connected to at least one energy consuming device, and each energy box being connected to a metering device. The remote server sends to the energy box a transaction demand. The energy box sends to at... Agent: Gemalto Sa

20150097694 - Methods of processing data corresponding to a device that corresponds to a gas, water, or electric grid, and related devices and computer program products: Methods of operating a communication node are provided. A method of operating a communication node may include receiving data from an electric grid device via a network interface. The method may include processing the data from the electric grid device at the communication node. Moreover, the method may include transmitting... Agent: Duke Energy Corporation

20150097695 - Methods of processing data corresponding to a device that corresponds to a gas, water, or electric grid, and related devices and computer program products: Methods of operating a communication node are provided. A method of operating a communication node may include receiving data from an electric grid device via a network interface. The method may include processing the data from the electric grid device at the communication node. Moreover, the method may include transmitting... Agent: Duke Energy Corporation

20150097696 - Methods of processing data corresponding to a device that corresponds to a gas, water, or electric grid, and related devices and computer program products: Methods of operating a communication node are provided. A method of operating a communication node may include receiving data from an electric grid device via a network interface. The method may include processing the data from the electric grid device at the communication node. Moreover, the method may include transmitting... Agent: Duke Energy Corporation

20150097697 - Methods of processing data corresponding to a device that corresponds to a gas, water, or electric grid, and related devices and computer program products: Methods of operating a communication node are provided. A method of operating a communication node may include receiving data from an electric grid device via a network interface. The method may include processing the data from the electric grid device at the communication node. Moreover, the method may include transmitting... Agent: Duke Energy Corporation

20150097699 - System, methods, device and non-transitory computer readable storage medium, for identifying connectivities in electrical networks: t

20150097700 - Team performance monitoring: A system for monitoring a plurality of individuals engaged in a sporting activity includes a base station; a plurality of individual participant monitors, affixed to each individual and wirelessly communicating with said base station; a plurality of sensors in each said monitor or on each individual, in communication with each... Agent: Catapult Innovations Pty Ltd

20150097701 - System for displaying medical monitoring data: A first medical device can receive a physiological parameter value from a second medical device. The second physiological parameter value may be formatted according to a protocol not used by the first medical device such that the first medical device is not able to process the second physiological parameter value... Agent:

20150097702 - Blind spot sensing apparatus and method: Disclosed are a vehicle blind spot sensing apparatus and method. The blind spot sensing apparatus includes: a transceiver unit configured to transmit/receive a signal for sensing an object existing in a vehicle blind spot; a sensing unit configured to sense the object by receiving the signal; a determining unit configured... Agent:

20150097703 - Method for providing information to first responders of vehicle accidents: Vehicle-specific and/or accident-specific information is provided, by a backend server, to the user of the first responder application executing on a mobile device. The application is configured to provide the mobile device's current location to the backend server, so that nearby vehicles involved in accidents may be identified to the... Agent: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

20150097704 - Method and apparatus of determining position of obstacle, and parking assist method and system: The present invention relates to a method of determining a position of an obstacle, an apparatus of determining a position of an obstacle, a parking assist method, and a parking assist system, and more particularly, to a technology of determining a position of an obstacle by comparing propagation distances a... Agent:

20150097705 - Parking assistance device: Provided is a parking assistance device capable of setting a parking target position without placing a burden on a driver. The parking assistance device includes: a ground object detection unit configured to detect a ground object that defines a parking stall in a predetermined detection region set in advance on... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20150097706 - Customized aural method and system for managing threats in an aircraft cockpit: A micro-computer based aircraft system that creates aural messages based upon system-detected threats (e.g., low oil pressure). The messages are unique to the make and model of aircraft. Speech recognition allows the pilot to request aircraft-specific, customized aurally-delivered checklists and to respond via a challenge and response protocol. This permits... Agent: Cmx Avionics, LLC

20150097707 - Non-visual navigation feedback system and method: A system for generating a non-visual notification of a machine condition includes a machine condition sensor configured to sense a machine condition. A notification generation controller is in communication with the machine condition sensor. The notification generation controller generates a notification according to the sensed machine condition. In a feedback... Agent:

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