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Communications: electrical January USPTO class patent listing 01/07

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01/25/2007 > 72 patent applications in 46 patent subcategories.

20070018783 - Digital addressable lighting interface translation method: A lighting system having multiple network levels implements various addresses schemes to communicate messages among various devices. A master controller (10) or a slave translator (21) transmits a master message (MM) to a slave device (30, 31) at a lower network level, wherein the master message (MM) includes an address... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20070018784 - Apparatus, method and system for providing event information: An apparatus, method and system for providing event information are provided. The apparatus includes an event sensing module receiving first event information on an event generated in an event generator in a multicast mode, a control module receiving second event information including detailed information on the generated event using the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20070018785 - System and method of managing shared printer with rfid: A system and method of managing a shared printer with radio frequency identification (RFID) includes at least one RFID chip containing information about task permission for users, an RFID transceiver unit to periodically retrieve information about the RFID chip, a controller to determine whether to output a document based on... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20070018786 - Charging network, charging agent apparatus and charging method: The present invention discloses a charging network, including: a service unit, a charging system and a charging agent apparatus; the charging agent apparatus is responsible for connecting the service unit and the charging system, receiving a charging event sent from a service unit, determining a corresponding charging system and generating... Agent: Wood, Phillips, Katz, Clark & Mortimer

20070018787 - Systems and methods for secure locking mechanisms: A locking system can include an RFID lock that can include a shackle and a body that can, for example, be steel, or other materials commonly used to produce locks, such as metal alloys, etc. The shackle can be pressed into the body and locked into place by an electronic... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP Patent Department

20070018788 - Unlock control device: An unlock control device has an unlocking mechanism to unlock an opening and closing member on the assumption that a radio signal transmitted by a legitimate portable transmitter has been received. A key cylinder selectively takes one of an unlock position and a lock position by an insertion of a... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20070018790 - Touch-sensitive electronically controlled automotive door opener: An electronically controlled door opener is described herein which has a touch sensitive sensor that is located on an automobile and upon being touched by a person outputs a signal to a control circuit which causes a door actuator to activate and move a door latch which opens a door.... Agent: William J. Tucker

20070018789 - Vehicle unlocking system: A vehicle control apparatus (30), comprising: antenna means (31a) for communicating with an authentication information storage device (20) having stored therein authentication information used to authenticate a user of a vehicle; retaining means (33) provided in the vehicle in spaced apart relationship with the antenna means (31a) at a predetermined... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20070018791 - Container with a selective opening and closing mechanism: A system and apparatus which includes one or more locking container devices comprising a closeable container for holding at least one object; lock coupled to the container and moveable between a lock position and an unlock position; and programmable timer circuit for actuating the lock at a programmed time which... Agent: Haverstock & Owens LLP Attn: Jonathan O. Owens

20070018792 - Position detecting system, responder and interrogator, wireless communication system, position detecting method, position detecting program, and information recording medium: There is provided a radio communication system capable of distinguishing objects from one another while taking advantage of the low power consumption and distance measurement ability of the radio communication of the UWB method. A radio tag TGn includes: a characteristic impedance unit (3) for generating a response signal by... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20070018793 - Ramped interrogation power levels: A method for communicating with a plurality of radio frequency (RF) devices includes transmitting a first signal at a first power level, interrogating RF devices responding to the first signal, instructing the responding RF devices to change state, and transmitting a second signal at a second power level higher than... Agent: Zilka-kotab, PC

20070018794 - Selective rf device activation: Systems and methods for activating one or more devices are disclosed. According to one embodiment, the device listens for an activate code, the activate code having a length field and a mask field, the mask field including a mask value, the length field specifying a length of the mask field... Agent: Zilka-kotab, PC

20070018795 - Method and system of controlling lighting fixture: Method and system of controlling lighting fixtures. The lighting fixtures being associated with controllable devices having features for emitting light. The control thereof may be based on a show schedule or other features used to designate desired operation of the lighting fixtures.... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20070018796 - Anti-theft system and method: In accordance with the present invention, an anti-theft system includes an input device and a processor having an associated memory, the memory including instructions executable by the processor to activate the anti-theft system in response to receiving an authorization code from the input device and, when the anti-theft system is... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP

20070018797 - Vehicle security system: Disclosed is a vehicle security system, which uses a detection circuit to detect the supply of electric power from the car battery to the in-car computer and the status of the car ignition switch, and to start a backup power supply for the in-car computer, and drives the in-car computer... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20070018798 - Vehicle security system: Disclosed is a vehicle security system, which includes a security controller and a remote controller. The security controller is electrically connected to sensors and alarms, respectively, and has a memory storing an anti-thief alert grade table. The anti-thief alert grade table records at least two alert grades each having a... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20070018799 - Monitoring apparatus for electronic key and displaying apparatus for positional information on electronic key: A control unit having an immobilizer function includes a circuit for transmitting a request signal within a predetermined range. After receiving a reply signal from an electronic key in response to this request signal once and allowing a movable body to move, when a reply signal to the periodically sent... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20070018801 - Digital voice/visual warning, alert, and status system for vehicles utilizing laser sensors: A Digital Voice/Visual Warning, alert, and status system (10) alerting an operator of an automotive vehicle of hazardous proximity or existence of vehicles in adjacent lanes utilizing commercial off the shelf laser technology. The system includes seven laser sensors mounted in 3 housings in strategic locations on the vehicle for... Agent: Steven J Novotny

20070018800 - Vehicle collision avoidance system enhancement using in-car air bag deployment system: Peer-to-peer communications between vehicles providing warning of a collision or near-collision event and/or collision avoidance is controlled by otherwise underutilized air bag deployment processors in respective vehicles. Direction of reception of warning signals is used to selectively control relaying of warning signals at differentiated warning levels, collision avoidance actions and/or... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson, P.C. (ibm)

20070018802 - Prompting system for on-vehicle wireless communication module of car after parking in poor communication quality environment and method thereof: A system for prompting an on-vehicle wireless communication module in poor communication quality and method thereof, in which the in-car computer starts a wireless communication module to detect the receiving quality thereof and to obtain a detecting signal result during the alert mode of the security controller is set after... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20070018803 - System for automatically assessing tire condition and method for using same: Systems and methods for determining the condition of a tire are described. A system for determining a condition of a tire includes having at least one tire measurement device to measure a tire characteristic as a tire passes through the tire measurement system and a processor for receiving and analyzing... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20070018804 - Transponder for tires: The invention relates to a transponder which is mounted in a tire. The transponder includes at least a transponder chip and a transponder antenna and is embedded in a substrate. The substrate is connected to an inner side of the tire by a connecting structure. In order to provide a... Agent: Walter Ottesen

20070018805 - Remote interrogation of a vehicle wheel: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for assessing the condition of a wheel particularly, but not exclusively, to a method and apparatus for assessing the condition of a tire rotating on a vehicle wheel. Apparatus is provided comprising a plurality of antennas (101, 102, 103, 104, 105,... Agent: Michelin North America, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20070018807 - Cellular telephone-based radiation detection instrument: A network of radiation detection instruments, each having a small solid state radiation sensor module integrated into a cellular phone for providing radiation detection data and analysis directly to a user. The sensor module includes a solid-state crystal bonded to an ASIC readout providing a low cost, low power, light... Agent: James S. Tak Assistant Laboratory Counsel

20070018806 - Cellular telephone-based wide-area radiation detection network: A network of radiation detection instruments, each having a small solid state radiation sensor module integrated into a cellular phone for providing radiation detection data and analysis directly to a user. The sensor module includes a solid-state crystal bonded to an ASIC readout providing a low cost, low power, light... Agent: James S. Tak Agent

20070018808 - Signal detecting system using telephone lines for signal transmission: A signal detecting system using telephone lines for signal transmission includes at least one detecting device, at least one alarm device, and at least one telephone line. Each detecting device includes an RF receiver, a filter, a signal amplifier, a direct converting receiver, and a level converter. Each alarm device... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20070018809 - Device arranged for carrying out a bioelectrical interaction with an individual and a method for on-demand lead-off detection: A device to carry out a bioelectrical interaction with an individual by means of electrodes 29, 29a whereby an on-demand verification of the integrity of the electrical contact of the electrodes is implemented. The device 20 comprises a control unit 22 arranged to determine an occurrence of the predefined event... Agent: Philips Medical Systems Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20070018810 - Radio frequency identification and tagging for implantable medical devices and medical device systems: Systems and methods for radio frequency identification and tagging of implantable medical devices and their components are disclosed. A preferred embodiment includes tagging a device and its components with manufacturing information relating to the device and it components and with information identifying a patient using the device. The information can... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.

20070018812 - Separation alert system: A separation alert system includes a first component securable to a child, an elderly or disabled person, or an animal. A second component is securable to a person having responsibility for the child, the elderly or disabled person, or the animal. The second component includes an alarm which is activated... Agent: Michael A. O'neil Michael A. O'neil, P.C.

20070018811 - Systems and methods for determining a location of an object: A system for determining a location of an object. The system includes an object location tracker and a computer system. The object location tracker is configured for attachment to a mobile vehicle and includes an object identification reading device and a position-tracking device. The object identification reading device senses object... Agent: Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP

20070018813 - Electronic identification tag: An apparatus is provided to facilitate identification and/or locating of an object. The apparatus includes a receiver to receive wireless signals and an indicator coupled to the receiver to provide an indication of valid activation signal detection. The apparatus further includes a power controller coupled to the receiver and a... Agent: Walter T. Kim

20070018814 - Access annunciator: An electronic device that functions as an area-intrusion informing device for announcing the unauthorized entry into an enclosure or area which has at least one access opening and closing means. The device uses components that are small for inconspicuous insertions, or for surface mounting, and preferably utilizes a dummy hinge... Agent: Gowan Intellectual Property

20070018815 - Fsoc/radio intrusion detection system: Certain exemplary embodiments provide a method comprising sensing an intruder within a predetermined vicinity of a Free Space Optical Communication (FSOC) system; and reducing an emitted power of the FSOC system. Certain exemplary embodiments provide a system comprising a Free Space Optical Communication (FSOC) subsystem; a sensor adapted to detect... Agent: At&t Corp.

20070018816 - Antenna for detecting magnetic field, and gate for detecting detection tag employing the antenna: The present invention discloses: an antenna for detecting a magnetic field, wherein a plurality of loop antennas wound in opposite directions are connected in series and placed in a plane, a magnetic field detector comprising a plurality of the above antennas for detecting a magnetic field and an output circuit... Agent: Norris, Mclaughlin & Marcus, P.A.

20070018818 - Hazard detector with theft detection: A detector assembly is adapted to be removably secured to a female electrical receptacle connected to a power supply where the female receptacle is mounted at a surface of a structure. The detector apparatus includes a housing and an electrically powered circuit mounted in the housing. The circuit includes components... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20070018817 - Luggage for cooperating with various portable devices: Luggage or carrying container (1) having an interface (10) for cooperating with one or more electronic and/or wireless devices (20, 22, 24, 26, 28), a rechargeable power source (30), an integrated antenna (40), and a wireless communication system (50). The luggage (1) allows a user to better manage various electronic... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20070018827 - Contactless data communication system, contactless identification tag and contactless identification tag control program: A contactless data communication system includes a reader-writer device, a contactless identification tag including a plurality of contactless identification tags, and baggage including multiple pieces of baggage. The reader-writer device includes a data reception part, a data transmission part, a control part, an operation part, and a display part. The... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20070018822 - Dcr tv system for forwarding eas information and method thereof: A digital TV system for forwarding EAS information and a method thereof are provided. The digital TV system forwards the EAS information to an external device including a mobile phone. Accordingly, even if a user does not watch the TV or does something different from watching the TV, the user... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.

20070018825 - Metal tube assembly and radio frequency identification (rfid) tag: An assembly of metal tube and radio-frequency identification (RFID) labels is provided. RFID labels are attached to the external surface of a tube and are placed at a distance less than 1 mm from the external surface.... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20070018820 - Mobile rfid reader with integrated location awareness for material tracking and management: A portable RFID reader (or reader/writer) that also employs a location determination subsystem that facilitates determination of the reader (or reader/writer) location. The location subsystem can employ a satellite-based GPS (Global Positioning System) location technology where such signals are unimpeded by structures. Additionally, the location subsystem can employ other terrestrial... Agent: Rockwell Automation, Inc./(at)

20070018819 - Reconciliation mechanism using rfid and sensors: An RFID ASIC (Application-Specific Integrated Circuit) that can receive and store digital data from at least one of sensors and AID converter devices. The ASIC can include one or more of the following components as desired for a given application: a passive power/communications coupling component with antenna that couples power... Agent: Rockwell Automation, Inc./(at)

20070018821 - Rfid device having nonvolatile ferroelectric memory device: A RFID device has a nonvolatile ferroelectric memory including a memory cell array area supplied only with a high voltage and a peripheral area supplied with a low voltage, thereby reducing power consumption. The RFID device includes an antenna adapted and configured to transceive a radio frequency signal from an... Agent: Heller Ehrman White & Mcauliffe LLP

20070018824 - Rfid tags for pallets and cartons and system for attaching same: A method for installing an RFID tag on shipping articles includes applying a strip of conductive material to the surface of the article and providing an RFID chip having a body, a first bottom conductive point, a second bottom conductive point and a nonconductive fin between the first bottom conductive... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20070018823 - Semiconductor device and driving method thereof: A state control register is provided in addition to the arithmetic circuit and communication circuit in a semiconductor device operated with wireless communication. Operation of an arithmetic circuit which consumes large power is stopped in transmitting or receiving data, that is, in the case where the operating magnetic field varies,... Agent: Eric Robinson

20070018828 - System and method for disabling data on radio frequency identification tags: The disclosed embodiments of the present invention are used to permanently disable or destruct an RFID so that it is no longer possible to read some or all of the data encoded on the RFID tag. In one method for disabling data on a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag, an... Agent: Zilka-kotab, PC

20070018826 - Tagging and tracking system for assets and personnel of a commercial enterprise: An integrated system for tracking assets (tools and materials) and personnel associated with a work site. Personnel are equipped with tracking devices having at least geolocation capability. Assets are tagged with RFID tags, which are interrogated at portals, by mobile scanners, or by personnel tracking devices having RFID reading capability.... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department

20070018829 - Asset location system with enhanced accuracy: An asset is located in an area by reading the asset, by making a first determination based on which of the readers are able to read the asset, by making a second determination based on which of the readers are not able to read the asset, and by locating the... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20070018830 - Vehicle component tamper detection system: A vehicle component tamper detection system is provided capable of appropriately preventing tampering from occurring, and of facilitating and ensuring detection of such tampering when it occurs, while maintaining flexibility in layout and in manufacturing processes. The present invention omits wiring between an RFID 12 and an ECU 14 by... Agent: Arent Fox PLLC

20070018831 - Methods and systems for in-line rfid transponder testing: Methods and apparatus for testing the health of each of a plurality of RFID transponders is provided. The apparatus includes an antenna support assembly including an antenna support body and an antenna coupled to a surface of the antenna support body, the antenna including at least a receiver portion and... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20070018833 - Radio-type transmitting device, container, transmitting/receiving system and transmitting/receiving method: A radio-type transmitting device capable of transmitting information other than information in an internal memory is provided. A RFID tag includes a encoding circuit for digitalizing receiving sensitivity of a radio wave sent from an external transmitting/receiving apparatus and then sending the digitalized receiving sensitivity to the external transmitting/receiving apparatus.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20070018832 - Semi-active rfid tag and related processes: An improved radio frequency identification (RFID) tag and related reader system and process are provided, wherein the RFID tag includes an on-board battery for enhanced signal transmission range, relatively rapid signal transmission speed, and optimized completion of a data transaction between the tag and a reader. The RFID tag further... Agent: Kelly Lowry & Kelley, LLP

20070018834 - De-icing information system: A de-icing information system processes weather data indicating precipitation rate and temperature to determine a check time for a de-icing fluid. The de-icing fluid remains effective if applied after the check time, and the de-icing fluid may not remain effective if applied before the check time. The de-icing information system... Agent: The Ollila Law Group LLC

20070018835 - Concrete wetting alarm system: At least one embodiment of the inventive technology claimed herein seeks to reduce the risk of the excessive admixing of water during a concrete wetting operation by providing a system that alerts, with at least one water flow indicator, at least one individual having the ability to readily terminate the... Agent: Santangelo Law Offices, P.C.

20070018836 - Determining the efficiency of respirators and protective clothing, and other improvements: A respirator system (10; 100) for a worker in an environment with hazardous airborne contaminants comprises a respirator (12, 112), a helmet (14, 114), a camera (40, 140), and a gas sample analyser (16, 116) capable of analysing samples of gas from within the respirator and in the immediate area... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP

20070018837 - Wireless sensor system, and bearing apparatus with wireless sensor: To provide a wireless sensor system, in which an abnormal power supply in the power supply section can be ascertained, for avoiding a malfunction of the system and accomplishing a stable power supply with reduction of the consumption of a power being transmitted, the wireless sensor system includes wireless sensor... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20070018838 - Power monitoring apparatus of fan: A power monitoring apparatus of a fan is for receiving an input voltage from external. The power monitoring apparatus includes a starting unit and a voltage detecting unit. The starting unit receives the input voltage and starts the fan according to the input voltage. The voltage detecting unit is electrically... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20070018839 - Seat folding apparatus with a passive radio frequency link and foreign object detection system: A seat folding apparatus is provided with a passive Rf frequency link that requires that a person be within a certain limited distance from the vehicle to operate the seat folding mechanism. A foreign object detection system, such as a plurality of weight sensors, is provided in the seat to... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C. / Lear Corporation

20070018840 - Seat folding system with radio frequency limited targeted zones for verifying operator presence: A folding system for a vehicle seat is disclosed that includes a Rf transmitter that is associated with the seat and a receiver that polls a portable transmitter/receiver whenever it is within a targeted zone near the rear door, right side door, or left side door. Weight sensing sensor arrays... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C. / Lear Corporation

20070018841 - High voltage proximity warning system utilizing wireless sensors and method: A high voltage proximity warning system utilizing wireless sensors for preventing heavy equipment from contacting high voltage lines is provided. The warning system is adapted for use with mobile heavy equipment that can be used around overhead power transmission lines. The alarm system consists of a number of wireless radio... Agent: Irvin H. Nickerson

20070018842 - Illuminated crystal display panel: A display device includes a light-transmissive block, typically made of plastics or glass material and has a number of light-reflective features located internally thereof. A number of LEDs illuminate the light-reflective features.... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20070018843 - Anti-theft system and apparatus and method for selectively disabling/enabling electrical apparatus: An anti-theft apparatus is mounted within the casing of an electronic apparatus and coupled to the power supply of the electronic apparatus. The system includes tracking structure enabling the device to be located in the event of theft. Upon receipt of an interrogator signal, the system disables the apparatus, rendering... Agent: Trask Britt

20070018846 - Remote multiple vehicle starting method and device: System and method for remote starting of multiple vehicles. The present invention is directed to systems and methods for remotely starting and monitoring multiple vehicles. Optimized multiple computer control of vehicle warm-up procedures, and optionally monitoring procedures, provides cost savings as well as safety and environmental advantages. In a preferred... Agent: Thomas J. Monahan Monahan & Costello, LLC.

20070018844 - Two way remote control: A remote control device comprises a wireless interface that transmits data to and receives data from a target device that is to be controlled by remote control device. A user input interface generates user commands based on user inputs. A control module receives the user commands and wirelessly transmits the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce P.L.C

20070018845 - Two way remote control: A target device comprising a wireless interface that transmits configuration data to and receives commands from a remote control device. A control module that receives said commands and that adjusts operation of said target device based thereon; and a user input interface for locally adjusting operation of said target device.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce P.L.C

20070018847 - Laterally translatable data transmission apparatus: A data transmission apparatus having first and second electrical conductors is disclosed. The first and second electrical conductors are disposed within recesses of a first and second complementary surfaces that are magnetically conducting and electrically insulating. The first and second surfaces are in close proximity to each other. The first... Agent: Jeffrey E. Daly Intelliserv, Inc

20070018848 - Electrical connection assembly: An electrical connection assembly for providing an electrical connection between a first component and a second component, wherein the second component is comprised of a tubular member and defines a bore, wherein the first component is received within the bore of the second component, and wherein the first component is... Agent: Emery Jamieson Terrence N. Kuharchuk

20070018849 - Above ground antenna and transmitter for utility meters: Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) technology includes communication apparatus comprising a transmitter associated with an antenna wherein the transmitter is in communication with a utility meter installed in an underground enclosure. The communication apparatus includes a housing comprising a top-section and a depending base. The top-section at least partially houses the... Agent: Simmons Patents

20070018850 - Endpoint event processing system: An endpoint processor includes a processor block, a timer block, a memory block, and analog-to-digital converter. The timer block is arranged to provide a time based signal to the processor block. The memory block cooperates with the processor block. The analog-to-digital converter is arranged to provide an interface between an... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20070018851 - Intelligent wireless multicast network: Disclosed is a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system using a spread spectrum or licensed frequency data radio network and communication method therefore allowing multiple slave hosts and slave devices or remote terminal unit (RTU) the ability to communicate data connectivity in a wireless network environment.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20070018852 - Power load pattern monitoring system: A power load pattern monitoring system for external monitoring of electrical consumption within a building structure includes a sensor sensing the amount of electrical consumption through an electrical conduit supplying electricity to the building structure, means for sampling the amount of electrical consumption sensed by the sensor to produce corresponding... Agent: Antony C. Edwards

20070018853 - Method of increasing burst capacity for automatic meter reading: An automatic meter reader (AMR) used in an electrical distribution system has a communications module (26, 28) housed within an enclosure (12) for two-way message communications with a utility (U) to report information to the utility concerning electricity usage at the AMR site. The communications module includes at least one... Agent: Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi

20070018854 - Process and device for estimating at least the vertical speed of an aircraft, in particular of a rotary wing aircraft: A process and device for estimating the vertical speed of a rotary wing aircraft may include integrating the sum of: (1) a first component corresponding to a vertical acceleration measurement and (2) a second component obtained from the difference between: (a) a first value incorporating a barometric measurement and (b)... Agent: Stevens Davis Miller & Mosher, LLP

01/18/2007 > 86 patent applications in 63 patent subcategories.

20070013475 - Remote control system for controlling apparatus in response to a variable: A hotel floor comprises rooms each provided with a central heating radiator having a valve adjustable by means of a 0-10V dc stepper motor. In the hotel lobby a sensor for ambient temperature is connected to a radio transmitter and radio receivers are connected to the stepper motors in each... Agent: Arthur Jacob

20070013477 - Barrier movement system including a combined keypad and voice responsive transmitter: A keypad transmitter for mounting outside a controlled area which may respond to the voice or other biometric indicia of users by transmitting validatable codes to a controller of a barrier movement system. The keypad may be used to send a validatable code or it may be used in a... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery

20070013478 - Stand-alone weapons storage and locking rack with biometric input and processor driven release authorization, maintenance and inventory control: A weapon access control system having a rack structure exhibiting a plurality of weapons in exposed and individually locked fashion. A processor operatively actuates each of the plurality of individual weapon locking mechanisms incorporated into the rack structure in response to successive biometric and weapon selection inputs communicating with the... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Groh, Sprinkle & Citkowski, P.c

20070013476 - System to unlock doors: A door control system not only provides security to a region by keeping the door(s) locked, it also incorporates a door unlocking function usable as conditions warrant. Sensed medical or ambient conditions, such as smoke or gas, can cause the system to unlock the respective door(s).... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20070013479 - Display designs and auxiliary promotional mechanisms for electronic labels: In one embodiment of the present invention, a real-time delivery of Point of Purchase (POP) messaging at various locations around a retail store is included within aisles, end-of-aisles, shelf edge, departments, check-out stands, on shopping carts and mobile personal devices carried by individual customers.... Agent: Maryam Imam. Esq. Law Offices Of Imam

20070013480 - Containerized inventory management system utilizing identification tags: An inventory control process includes the association of an inventory item with a reusable container at an origination point. The container is inclusive of a passive or active identification tag. The container is transported within the range of a transponder able to share information with the identification tag. Upon reaching... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Groh, Sprinkle & Citkowski, P.c

20070013481 - Method and apparatus for battery power conservation in tags: A tag has first and second modes of operation, and uses substantially less battery power in the first mode. In the first mode, the tag is responsive to receipt of a first wireless signal from a remote location with a first transmission range for shifting to the second mode. In... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLP

20070013482 - Radio tag reading apparatus: A reader antenna is connected to an interrogator. Conductors are arranged at two places at the opposed marginal edge portions of a radiation plane of the reader antenna along a radiation direction of an electromagnetic wave from the reader antenna. The conductors raises the electric power density above the reader... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20070013483 - Passive dynamic antenna tuning circuit for a radio frequency identification reader: A resonant antenna circuit for a radio frequency identification (RFID) reader generates an electrical signal for activating a passive identification tag. The identification tag in turn generates a coded electrical signal that is detected by the reader. The electrical characteristics of the resonant circuit are dynamically altered so that the... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman

20070013486 - Radio frequency identification and communication device: A low-power, passive radio frequency identification and communication device communicable with a device reader is disclosed, comprising an RF front end for receiving from and transmitting to the device reader RF signals and extracting power and data from an RF signal generated by the device reader, a controller for receiving... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20070013484 - Methods and apparatuses for identification: An identification system includes a reader and one or more tags. The reader identifies tags such as radio frequency (RF) tags. The system divides a number space into n bins, wherein each bin is associated with m unique bits of the number space, and the number space contains the identification... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman

20070013487 - Digital certificate on connectors and other products using rfid tags and/or labels as well as rfid reader/interrogator: The device includes an authorized interrogator, a body, and a transponder attached to the body. The authorized interrogator includes a computer, an input device, an antenna, and a transceiver electrically connected to the antenna so as to form a reader/writer. The input device is used for inputting an authorization level... Agent: Karl D. Kovach, Esq. Stratos International, Inc.

20070013485 - Rfid characterization method: An RFID system, such as an RFID printer system, is used to create an RFID performance profile by interrogating an RFID tag at a first position starting at a minimum RF power and increasing the RF power until a successful interrogation is obtained. The RFID tag is then moved forward... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20070013488 - Electronic service providing system, terminal, wireless tag providing apparatus, and server device: An electronic service providing system according to an embodiment of the invention includes: a cell phone; a server device for providing an electronic service; and a wireless tag providing unit for providing necessary information for receiving an electronic service like an ID or password with the information stored in the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20070013489 - System for automatic generation of a change schedule for a plurality of lighting means: A system, a method and a computer program for planning the operation of a plurality of lighting means are described. For example in a department store, a number of different types of lighting means, e.g. filament lamps, discharge lamps and fluorescent tube lamps, may be installed. All of these lighting... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20070013490 - Communication system: A communication system includes a power line, a plurality of PLC networks connected to the power line in common, and an electronic control unit for controlling an electric equipment, connected to the power line between the PLC networks. The electronic control unit includes a bypass capacitor that attenuates a communication... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20070013491 - Coupling communications signals to underground power lines: In one embodiment, a system for coupling communications signals to an underground medium-voltage power line includes a medium-voltage power line, a ground conductor, one or more ferrites, and a low-voltage communications line. The medium-voltage power line includes a center phase conductor and a concentric neutral conductor. The ground conductor couples... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20070013492 - Communication system and plc network: A communication system includes a main power line and a plurality of PLC networks connected to the main power line in common. At least one of the PLC networks includes a plurality of nodes. One node of the nodes in the PLC network is connected to the main power line.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20070013493 - Multi-functional monitor: A multi-functional monitor utilizes a CCD camera to record the image of the head of a person. The image is then transmitted to an image processor (or a human-image recognition processor) for producing pixels of luminosity data of the image. Eventually, the pixel data are put into a central processing... Agent: Ching D. Liaw

20070013494 - Security and remote access for vehicular safety and convenience systems: A security system in a vehicle extends its protection to installed equipment of the vehicle, such as audio components and navigation systems. The installed equipment is armed and disarmed by the security system remote control, preventing the equipment from normal functioning after unauthorized removal. The security system further enables programming,... Agent: Directed Electronics, Inc.

20070013497 - Apparatus providing information of a vehicle's surroundings: In an apparatus for providing information about a vehicle's surroundings, if failure in a sensor occurs, a warning fault calculating unit registers “fault” in the entry of a warning type influenced by the failure in the sensor and generates a message warning that an operation fault has occurred in the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20070013496 - Collision detection device for vehicle: A collision detection device for a vehicle has a control unit which determines a collision with the vehicle, a left main sensor arranged at the vehicle left portion, a right main sensor arranged at the vehicle right portion, a middle sub sensor arranged at the substantial middle portion of the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20070013495 - Vehicle drive assist system: A display unit displays supplied image information on or through a front glass of a vehicle. A system controller generates and supplies the image information to the display unit. The image information indicates lane guides of the traveling lane, which correspond to a configuration of a traveling lane that is... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20070013498 - Device for warning the driver of a vehicle: A driver warning device which serves to warn the driver when a safety-critical condition of the vehicle is reached. A warning is issued only if such issuance is to take place in accordance with a user profile. This avoids unnecessary warnings from being issued to a driver, which could reduce... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20070013499 - Tire pressure monitoring system: In the system for monitoring tire pressure in a tire of a vehicle, temporally successive tire pressure measured values are sensed by a transmitting unit, and at least part of the tire pressure measured values is transmitted to a receiving unit with a variable frequency of occurrence, wherein the frequency... Agent: Baker Botts, L.L.P.

20070013500 - Vehicle tag reader: A tire sensor that communicates to a remote interrogator in one of two modes depending on the nature of the interrogation. The interrogator may be distributed throughout a vehicle if needed for design options. Further, the interrogator only interrogates the transponder when the interrogator has reason to believe that the... Agent: Christensen O'connor Johnson Kindness PLLC

20070013502 - Apparatus for monitoring tire pressure using radio frequency identification system: An apparatus for monitoring a tire pressure using a radio frequency identification system wherein a pressure and a temperature of a tire is constantly monitored for a driver to predict a dangerous situation that may occur in a future and to take a prompt action on the predicted dangerous situation... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20070013501 - Device for reproducing information on a vehicle: A device for reproducing information on a vehicle is provided, wherein a portable transponder unit is part of a keyless access and/or travel authorization system, transmitting a code to a control device, which is arranged in the vehicle, via a transceiver. A display, gas sensor and analysis device are located... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20070013503 - Patch-type tire status monitoring apparatus: The present invention relates to a patch-type tire status monitoring apparatus, which comprises a flexible substrate having an adhering side and a signal processing circuit; a tire status monitoring unit that is affixed to the non-adhering side of the flexible substrate; an antenna; and a wireless transmitting unit that is... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20070013504 - Tailgating: Assured Clear Distance is to be protected by installing this sensory device into your vehicle. The device is a sign that will light up and indicate when a driver is tailgating another vehicle. This sign will keep vehicles at a safe distance, and promote smooth traffic flow. Entering and exiting... Agent: Reed J. Cernik

20070013505 - Functional and ornamental vehicle accessories: Systems and methods for a functional and ornamental vehicle accessory are provided. The vehicle accessory includes a housing and a mounting mechanism for coupling the accessory to a vehicle. The vehicle accessory can also include a light source or light conducting member. Wiring for electrically connecting the light source can... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20070013506 - Control device for mobile body: Ground contact portions are categorized in a tree structure manner such that all of the ground contact portions of a mobile body (mobile robot) equipped with three or more ground contact portions become leaf nodes and that an intermediate node exists between the leaf nodes and a root node having... Agent: Rankin, Hill, Porter & Clark LLP

20070013507 - Remote control for battery electrical system tester apparatus and method: A vehicle battery electrical system tester with a hand-held remote control can include a vehicle battery electrical system tester with a radio frequency transceiver and a remote control unit with a radio frequency transceiver. Preferably, the vehicle battery electrical system tester and the remote control unit both include a radio... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20070013508 - Trouble ticket service system, monitoring apparatus, and trouble ticket service method; for trouble ticket service system and monitoring apparatus use: A trouble ticket service system is capable of notifying information indicating the actual operation state thereof. A monitoring apparatus includes information analyzing software for distinguishing, according to alarm information and received electric field information from a microwave communication system including microwave communication apparatuses, the three states namely: device failure state,... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20070013509 - Living being presence detection system: A system for distinguishing between a first condition corresponding to a living subject being directly in contact with an object of interest, and a second condition corresponding to the absence of contact between the living subject and the object of interest. A transducer is disposed in predetermined relationship to the... Agent: Rohm & Monsanto, PLC

20070013510 - Position management system and position management program: A position management system including two or more types of detection tags provided to objects whose positions are to be detected, detectors provided corresponding to the detection tags, and a position data processor, in which the detection tags complement detection abilities with each other, in which when a detector receives... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20070013511 - Health care patient status event processing and reporting: The invention provides a method and system for communicating, processing and responding to information reporting the status of health care patients. In one aspect, the invention provides a procedure for allocating the attention of health care personnel to issues and events that are reported in association with health care patients... Agent: Wall Marjama & Bilinski

20070013512 - Tracking system and methods thereof: The present invention relates generally to tracking systems and methods for monitoring the location of an asset or group of assets. In particular, the present invention provides systems for monitoring the location of a large group of assets. Furthermore, the present invention provides systems and methods for identifying an asset... Agent: Medlen & Carroll, LLP

20070013513 - Wireless surveillance system: A surveillance system utilizing existing street lighting equipment. In a preferred embodiment, surveillance units include a small camera and a wireless transceiver and a connector that allows the surveillance units to plug into an existing outdoor light in the place of the outdoor lights' photo cells. In this preferred embodiment... Agent: Trex Enterprises Corp.

20070013514 - Method and device for the activation of large quantities of security elements for the electronic article protection: A method and device for activation of large quantities of security elements for the electronic article protection. The security elements are exposed to at lease one magnetic field produced by one or more coils carrying a line current subjected to sine oscillations. The coils are supplied with current pulses that... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20070013515 - Parental controls for a media console: Techniques to enable parental control for a media console are described. One such technique involves enabling user-specific security (or rights) settings. This technique includes first receiving a user identifier from a user interface of a media console. The technique includes next determining a first security profile for the media console... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft

20070013521 - Deactivating a data tag for user privacy or tamper-evident packaging: Deactivating a data tag attached to packaging for user privacy or tamper-evident reasons. Each of a plurality of data tags stores identification information. At least one of the data tags is removable and capable of wireless signal transmission at a first range such that removal of the data tag substantially... Agent: Senniger Powers (kcc)

20070013516 - Methods and systems for locating voip terminals for improved 911 service: Systems and methods are presented for providing updated VoIP terminal location information to emergency call service providers, in which RFID tags are positioned at various locations within an enterprise and coded with unique tag data. A database is provided with a mapping of RFID tag data and tag locations in... Agent: Fay Sharpe/lucent

20070013519 - Object monitoring, locating, and tracking system employing rfid devices: A system for monitoring a container comprises an RFID device interior the container and a receiving device exterior the container. The RFID device transmits messages each including unique identifying information, and the receiving device exterior the container receives and stores and/or relays messages received from the RFID device interior the... Agent: Dann, Dorfman, Herrell & Skillman

20070013520 - Printhead with rfid antenna: A printhead with a built-in antenna. The built-in antennaa allows for close proximity between the media and the antenna, particularly as media passes under the printhead. The RFID antenna embedded in the print head eliminates the potential interference and crosstalk between the smart labels. The built-in antenna at the print... Agent: Orum & Roth LLC

20070013518 - Provisioning and redundancy for rfid middleware servers: The present invention provides for the provisioning and redundancy of RFID middleware servers. Middleware servers can be automatically provisioned and RFID device/middleware server associations can be automatically updated. Some implementations of the invention provide for automatic detection of middleware server malfunctions. Some such implementations provide for automated provisioning and automated... Agent: Beyer Weaver & Thomas, LLP

20070013523 - Quasi-passive wakeup function to reduce power consumption of electronic devices: A quasi-passive wake-up function for an electronic device that employs a continuous low power standby mode compares a received signal to a predetermined signal and wakes up the device when the received signal is the same as the predetermined signal. An electronic device having a quasi-passive wakeup function includes a... Agent: Norma E Henderson Henderson Patent Law

20070013517 - Radio frequency identification tags capable of embedding receiver signal strength indications: An embodiment of the present invention provides an apparatus, comprising an RF ID tag capable of reporting receiver signal strength indication, wherein the receiver signal strength may be indicated by an a RSSI byte included with an electronic product code (EPC) data packet. The EPC data packet may be in... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman

20070013522 - Rfid verifier: An RFID verifier is configured to vary a slope for a ramp-modulated interrogating signal to determine the slope at which an interrogated RFID tag no longer responds to the interrogating signal. In this fashion, the RFID verifier may obtain a measure of quality for the interrogated RFID tag with respect... Agent: Jonathan Hallman Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20070013524 - Transponder device: A transponder device comprises an integrated CMOS circuit with a semiconductor substrate. A first rectifying diode (DS) is formed by the substrate diode of the CMOS circuit. A first MOS transistor structure (DR1) and a second MOS transistor structure (DR2) have their channels connected in series such that they function... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20070013525 - Method and apparatus for locating a person who has been buried alive: A search apparatus and related method facilitate the final stage of a search for a buried person carrying a transmitter. When the searcher is in the close vicinity of the buried transmitter, the search enters a point-localization phase where the apparatus displays a representation of the current target distance from... Agent: Michael J. Weins

20070013529 - Associated patient care items: Systems and methods for decreasing errors in patient care by ensuring correct correlation between a patient and items intended for use in care of the patient are provided. In particular, an inventive set of associated items is provided in which each of the items is labeled with related identification information... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Groh, Sprinkle & Citkowski, P.c

20070013528 - Auto id system for medical care setting: A system for verifying patient identity is detailed which allows hospital personnel to reduce error in patient care due to misidentification of a patient. Broadly, an inventive system for verifying patient identity includes a machine readable wireless identification tag containing identification information, the tag attached to an identification badge worn... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Groh, Sprinkle & Citkowski, P.c

20070013527 - Correctional supervision program and card: Systems and methods provide management of a program of correctional supervision via a stored-value card. Through a stored-value card issued to a criminal offender in a program of correctional supervision, the offender's transactions are compared to a rule set for the program, and it is determined whether an alert condition... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20070013526 - Locator system: A locator system for locating a person, animal or mobile object for use with a cellular network, the locator system including a fob containing a GSM transceiver for communication with the cellular network, a GPS unit for indicating the location of a person, animal or object being searched for, a... Agent: D. Peter Hochberg Co. L.p.a.

20070013530 - Snap-hook assemblies with added components: Snap hook assemblies in which additional components have been incorporated are detailed. The assemblies maintain the general shapes of carabiners rather than those of conventional versions of the incorporated components. Included among the incorporated components may be light sources, knife blades, compasses, can or bottle openers, and watches, for example,... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP

20070013532 - Combination thermostat and warning device with remote sensor monitoring: A combination thermostat and warning device that is housed within a common housing, such as a housing resembling that for a conventional thermostat. The combination device includes a controller that is operable to control the operation of a climate control device, such as an HVAC system. The combination thermostat and... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20070013531 - Occupant detection and temperature forewarn safety system and method: A system and method are provided for alerting of an occupant endangered by being situated in a variable temperature setting. The system can be utilized within a motor vehicle, and occupants include an infant, a child, a person, and an animal or pet. In an aspect, when a security device... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20070013533 - \"p\" alert: The invention relates to a sensor unit for detecting the wetting of a diaper. Signals from the condensation sensor are used to control an audible alarm and/or musical chime unit. The signals of the moisture sensor, on the contrary, are used to control the ground connection of a musical chip.... Agent: John P. Zazzara Sr.

20070013534 - Detection device for air filter: A wireless sensor unit detects an out-of-range condition of an air filter in a HVAC system by sensing the air flow passing across the filter or by pressure differential across the air filter. A The sensor unit sends a signal to a receiver unit that can be positioned a distance... Agent: Keaty Professional Law Corporation Thomas S. Keaty

20070013535 - Liquid low level warning device: A liquid low level warning device is used on the nut of a screw bolt or the slide block of a linear guideway, and comprises: a circuit terminal, rail and buoyage. The terminal is disposed on a lubricating device in such a manner that an end of the terminal is... Agent: Charles E. Baxley, Esq.

20070013536 - Liquid level alarm: A liquid level alarm is placed in a tank having a bottom and has a weight, a floating box, an alarm circuit and a cord. The weight is placed on the bottom of the tank. The floating box has a top recess, a passage, a slide and a top cover.... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, P.C.

20070013537 - Vehicle mounted jack system and methods of use: A vehicle mounted jack system includes a plurality of jacks each disposed adjacent a respective tire of a vehicle and a plurality of mounting brackets for mounting each jack in a vertical position to underside of such vehicle. A control circuits includes a handheld portion having a plurality of switch... Agent: James Ray & Associates

20070013538 - Security techniques for electronic devices: Systems and methods for protecting electronic and other sensitive devices in the event of security breaches such as physical intrusion or access, tampering, and attempts at reverse engineering. One aspect of the present invention provides security systems and methods that utilize an active security measure that can identify a security... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20070013539 - Method, apparatus, and medium controlling and playing sound effect by motion detection: A method, apparatus, and medium for outputting multimedia data such as music is disclosed, which can recognize motion of a specified device using an inertial sensor, and mix sound that corresponds to the recognized motion with multimedia data in order to output the multimedia data mixed with the sound. The... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20070013542 - Installation and method for monitoring the transfer of goods that comprise identification carriers: Described are an installation and a method for monitoring the transfer of goods that comprise identification carriers, across a loading interface between a mobile transporter and a storage area, or between two mobile transporters. On the loading interface a reading device for contactless reading of the identification carriers and a... Agent: William Collard Collard & Roe, P.C.

20070013541 - Methods and systems for locating and identifying labware using radio-frequency identification tags: Methods and systems for automatically locating and identifying labware using radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags are described herein. The methods and systems include a plurality of RFID tags (pre-programmed with unique data codes) that are associated with labware (or labware holders). For example, the RFID tags can be embedded within the... Agent: Jenkens & Gilchrist, PC

20070013540 - Wireless position transducer with digital signaling: Apparatus for tracking an object includes a position transducer, which is adapted to be fixed to the object. The position transducer includes a digital microcontroller, which includes a plurality of output pins, and which is operative to generate an alternating digital output at a selected frequency on at least one... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20070013543 - Human-machine interface apparatus with expanded function: A human machine interface with expanded function includes a panel and a printed circuit board. A first key apparatus electrically coupled to the printed circuit board is mounted on the panel. The printed circuit board provides an expansion interface for optionally connecting a second key unit, so that a user... Agent: Hdsl

20070013546 - Appliance remote control having separated user control and transmitter modules remotely located from and directly connected to one another: Vehicle-based programmable appliance control systems and methods include a user control module and a transmitter module which are remotely located from one another. A wired connection, such as a vehicle wiring harness, directly interconnects the modules. The wired connection has two ends and is assigned solely to the modules as... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C. / Lear Corporation

20070013545 - Control system: A control system is provided for controlling an electronic device. The control system includes a control apparatus and a processing device. The control apparatus includes a transponder and a coupling unit. The transponder of the control apparatus may be configured to receive an activation signal and transmit a control signal... Agent: The Eclipse Group

20070013544 - Wireless transceiver with multiple independent modulating transmitters: A wireless transceiver without trainable function to measure carrier frequency from a target remote control device is provided with multiple independent modulating transmitters to successively transmit two or more different output RF with different predetermined carrier frequency but modulating with same signal control code in turn for every time of... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20070013547 - Automated meter reading system, communication and control network from automated meter reading, meter data collector, and associated methods: An automated meter reading network system to collect utility usage data from multiple utility meters having utility meter sensors, program product, and associated methods are provided. The system includes multiple meter data collectors each in communication with one or more utility meters to collect utility usage data and forming a... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

20070013548 - Communication nodes for use with a wireless ad-hoc communication network: Communication nodes for use with a wireless ad-hoc communication network are disclosed. In an embodiment of the present invention, the communication node comprises a transducer, which generates a signal in response to an external signal. The ad-hoc network communication is supported in part by static communication nodes, which defined an... Agent: Freedman & Associates

20070013549 - System and method for automatic meter reading with mobile configuration: An automatic meter reading (AMR) system and a method of operating an AMR system are disclosed. The AMR system stores and transfers consumptive data, demand data, and data archives. The system and method can also provide a demand reset to reduce or eliminate the need to physically visit a remote... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A. 4800 Ids Center

20070013550 - Apparatus and method for integrating an optical navigation mechanism with non-optical sensor-based presence detector: An apparatus and method for integrating an optical navigation mechanism with non-optical sensor are described. At least one optical sensor is provided that detects light and converts the detected light into a corresponding electric signal. An optical navigation mechanism that employs the output of the optical sensor to provide user-controllable... Agent: Avago Technologies, Ltd.

20070013551 - System and method for predicting travel time for a travel route: A system for predicting a travel time for a traffic route is disclosed. The traffic route comprises one or more road segments. A predicted travel time for each of those segments is calculated based, in part, on traffic speed data for each of the one or more road segments. A... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP

20070013552 - Traffic light violation indicator: Provided is a signal violation indicator for signaling the phasing of a vehicular control signal. The vehicular control signal may have a control circuit including at least a first traffic lamp and a second traffic lamp. The signal violation indicator comprises a light assembly and a base assembly. The light... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker

20070013553 - Computer vision system: A method and system for monitoring and prompting a subject to perform a task composed of a sequence of steps using a computer vision system. The method includes the steps of monitoring and obtaining information on the subject's performance of a step in the sequence; chei king the obtained information... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC

20070013554 - Vehicle axle sensor: A roadway vehicle sensor includes a coextrusion having a linear conductive section and a linear non-conductive section forming a vehicle deformable closed housing. The linear conductive section has an inwardly projecting conductive plunger along the length thereof which is fused to wedge removal arms. The linear non-conductive section has a... Agent: Law Office Of Jim Zegeer Suite 108

20070013555 - Mobile communication terminal having rotatable camera: A mobile communication terminal is provided that includes a terminal body and a camera assembly mounted in the terminal body, wherein the camera assembly includes a camera, a driving unit for generating driving power for rotating the camera, and a housing assembled as one body at the terminal body by... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Schmadeka

20070013556 - Method and system for rotary code-based control: An apparatus and method for rotary code-based control for command systems. A flight deck module comprises a knob connected to a shaft; a plurality of sensors affixed to a surface of a printed circuit board, the printed circuit board connected to the shaft; and a carrier platter. The carrier platter... Agent: Klein, O'neill & Singh, LLP

20070013557 - Novel lighting apparatus for navigational aids: A quickly deployable and reconfigurable light emitting diode (LED) lighting apparatus with high output intensity and precisely controlled beam property is disclosed for navigational aids. The lighting apparatus comprises an array of high intensity LED units with their light beams individually controlled by secondary optical systems. The transformed light beams... Agent: Frank F. Tian

20070013558 - Smart altitude callout for helicopters: A method, computer software product, and system to generate altitude callouts according to proximity to a runway at an airport or heliport includes determining whether the helicopter is flying in proximity to the runway and automatically selecting an altitude threshold increment set based upon the determination. The threshold increment set... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20070013559 - Air detected light reflecting modular beacon system: A modular signaling system for a runway. The signaling system includes a plurality of attachable modules, each particular module from the plurality of modules including a signaling surface, an attachment to attach the particular module to another module from the plurality of modules, and a support connected to the signaling... Agent: Inventarium

20070013560 - Mapping the location of a mobile communications device systems and methods: Embodiments of the invention comprise systems and methods related to the provision of location based services via a mobile communications device. In different embodiments, a communication system is described, comprising a mobile communications device, a mobile communications base station, and a server computer system. The location of the device may... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

01/11/2007 > 86 patent applications in 63 patent subcategories.

20070008064 - Room monitor for critical environment rooms: A room monitor having a second display includes a controller, a first display and a second display. The first display is preferably a touch screen monitor, which allows the entry of data into the controller without the need for a keyboard. However, the controller may be programmed through a keyboard.... Agent: Donald J. Ersler

20070008065 - System and method for providing an in-vehicle transmitter having multi-colored led: A wireless control system for wireless control of a remote electronic system configured to provide information to a user using a multi-colored LED. The system includes a transmitter circuit configured to transmit a wireless control signal having control data which will control the remote electronic system, a multi-colored light emitting... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20070008066 - Portable terminal device with built-in fingerprint sensor: An object of the present invention is to provide a hand-held device with built-in fingerprint sensor provided on a control panel, which does not ruins the operability of the movement of a cursor or a pointer of the display screen. A hand-held device with built-in fingerprint sensor comprises a fingerprint... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20070008067 - Remote control transmitter: A remote control transmitter is capable of performing remote control reliably with an inexpensive structure, in which a light-emitting element having an approximately bombshell-shaped translucent body including translucent resin and a lighting element main body incorporated in the rear part of the translucent body are provided in the front surface... Agent: The Rafferty Patent Law Firm

20070008068 - Media enabled advertising shopping cart system: A media enhanced shopping cart system comprises a shopping cart comprising a frame, a basket, a handle, a base tray, a plurality of wheels, a read component for performing a proximity scan of the shopping cart, a locationing component for determining a location of the shopping cart within a store... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C.

20070008070 - Method for transponder access control: A method for transponder access control is disclosed, in which a first identification is stored in the transponder, which is transmitted to a reader unit upon appropriate request by the unit. At least one second identification and an identification selection criterion are stored in the transponder, during a request by... Agent: Mcgrath, Geissler, Olds & Richardson, PLLC

20070008069 - Wireless identification systems and protocols: Monitoring systems and protocols are disclosed that are flexible in mode operation and format depending on the environment in which they are used. Such monitoring systems and protocols are able to change their utilization automatically, or by received instruction to do so. A location detection system includes one or more... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20070008071 - Method and apparatus for determining the direction of movement of rfid tags and for creating constant-width interrogation zones: The disclosed inventions relate to a method and apparatus for creating one-sided interrogation zones. The disclosed inventions further relate to a method and apparatus for determining the direction of movement of tagged items that pass by an RFID reader. The disclosed inventions also relate to a method and apparatus for... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Fulbright Tower

20070008072 - System and method for setting an oscillator in an rfid transponder: A system and method is provided for using a frequency division circuit to produce a desired frequency in a radio frequency identification transponder (RFID tag). In a preferred embodiment of the present invention, an RFID tag includes a frequency division circuit connected to a logic circuit and a oscillator. The... Agent: Brian M Berliner, Esq O'melveny & Myers, LLP

20070008073 - Method and device for the detection and identification of objects, secure containers and systems which are provided with said device, and objects adapted for same: A method of detecting and identifying an object (O) which is provided with identification elements (Io) and wireless transmission elements (Ao), the object being disposed close to one receiver module (Mi) from among a plurality of receiver modules (M1, . . . , Mi, . . . , Mn). The... Agent: Young & Thompson

20070008076 - Method of facilitating communications across open circuit breaker contacts: An intelligent power management system that includes a circuit breaker containing a PLC module that spans open contacts of the circuit breaker to provide a communication path for PLC messages between communication paths on each of the line and load sides of the circuit when the contacts are open. The... Agent: Square D Company Legal Department - I.p. Group

20070008074 - Multi-subnet power line communications system and method: A system that includes low voltage power line subnet coupler that provides bi-directional communications between multiple power line subnets while substantially preventing the flow of power is provided. The system may include a power line communications device coupled to a first LV power line subnet, and a low voltage power... Agent: Capital Legal Group, LLC

20070008075 - Signal coupling device: Provided is a signal coupling device which suppresses the leakage of magnetic field to the outside from a signal line connecting between a PLC modem and the signal coupling device, thereby reducing the influence of such magnetic field leakage on wireless equipment in the vicinity thereof. The signal coupling device... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20070008078 - Doorbell device capibile of identifying visitors and the method thereof: The invention provides a doorbell device. The doorbell device comprises: a fingerprint sensor module, including a push-button, for sensing a visitor fingerprint to form a first fingerprint data when the visitor presses the push-button to ring the doorbell device; a database, coupled to the fingerprint sensor module, for comparing the... Agent: Quintero Law Office

20070008077 - Reversible diode doorbell detection circuit: A doorbell detection and playback circuit for a doorbell pushbutton connected to an alternating current power source comprises at least one bridge rectifier circuit coupled to the power source through a diode placed in parallel with the pushbutton. The bridge rectifier circuit generates a signal at a first frequency when... Agent: John F. Salazar Middleton & Reutlinger

20070008079 - Building alarm system with synchronized strobes: In a building fire alarm system, the light strobes of a network of strobes are synchronized to flash simultaneously. Each strobe has a charging circuit to charge a capacitor which discharges through a flash tube. Once a capacitor is charged, the charging circuit is disabled. A synchronization pulse is applied... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20070008080 - Combination electrical mosquito repeller and lamp assembly: A combination electrical mosquito repeller and lamp assembly is disclosed to include a hand-driven dynamo for turning by hand to generate AC power supply for charging a storage battery when rectified into DC power supply and stabilized, a lamp circuit for producing light for illumination, a mosquito repeller circuit for... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20070008081 - Mp3 doorbell chime system: A door chime system includes a microcontroller having a processor and a data memory for storing digital sound files. The microcontroller includes an input and an output representative of digital sound files; a door chime actuator having an output responsive to the depression of the doorbell electrically connected to the... Agent: John F. Salazar Middleton & Reutlinger

20070008082 - Activation control of a vehicular rear view video display: The activation of a rear view video display in a vehicle is interrupted under specified operating conditions to discourage inappropriate driver reliance on the video display. The video display is automatically activated when the reverse transmission range of the vehicle is selected, but is deactivated if the vehicle speed in... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20070008084 - Electronic license plate system changing displayed information and method for the same: An electronic license plate system capable of changing information displayed thereon and method for the same is a display device installed on in a motor vehicle showing information according to random instructions given by a traffic control system, serving as an illuminated license plate for easy visual identification. The displayed... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20070008083 - Steering system with haptic driver warning: A steering column assembly (18) of the type for controlling one or more steerable wheels in a motor vehicle includes a steering wheel (14) interface secured to the free end of a steering column (20). The steering column assembly (18) includes powered telescope adjust and tilt adjust features which a... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20070008085 - Antitheft apparatus: The present invention discloses an antitheft apparatus mounted on a vehicle for protecting the vehicle from theft. The vehicle has a remote control device that controls a vehicle component of the vehicle in accordance with a control signal transmitted from a terminal. The antitheft apparatus includes an intruder detection part... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20070008086 - Automobile steering lock with an alarm: An anti-theft automobile steering wheel lock with an alarm includes an alarm and a lock body. The alarm set fixed on the lock body consists of a circuit board, a buzzer and a battery base. The circuit board possesses a microphone sensor, a vibrating sensor and a warning light. The... Agent: Hui-hua Hsieh

20070008087 - Multi-modulation remote control communication system: An AM/FM modulation scheme is presented for optimizing communications between a remote control device held by a user and a receiving unit installed in a vehicle. Historically, these systems communicated with amplitude modulated signals having good range but poor immunity to ambient random radio frequency noise. Frequency modulated systems provide... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20070008088 - A multipower passive entry fob: Method and system of passive entry. The method and system relating to controlling signal power levels. The method and system may include limiting signal power levels so as to limit re-radiation interference.... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C. / Lear Corporation

20070008089 - Vehicle simulation system: A vehicle simulation system equipped to display information on the rear side of a driver (rider). The simulation system includes a dummy bicycle operated by the rider, a monitor on the front side for displaying a scene based on the operations of the dummy bicycle, and a lamp unit connected... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20070008090 - Curve rollover warning system for trucks: In a method for preventing rollover for a vehicle traveling on a road, for each present position of the vehicle as it moves forward, its speed is forecasted for each future position of the vehicle on the road, based on an assumption regarding a driving style of a driver of... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20070008091 - Method and system of monitoring around a vehicle: Integrated processing unit captures range images shot by CCD cameras which are respectively provided on front, rear, left and right sides of a vehicle and image processor. Location-allocation unit creates a location-allocation model of an obstacle from the range images and road surface images (heights of images above road surface).... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20070008093 - Automobile headlight high beam warning system: A high beam notification system designed to be mounted on the exterior of a vehicle. The high beam notification system includes a control unit capable of detecting a level of radiant energy consistent with the level of radiant energy generated by a high beam of a conventional headlight. The high... Agent: Galasso & Associates, Lp

20070008092 - Sensor alignment detection method for an infrared blind-zone sensing system: A diagnostic method for a blind-zone sensing system including leading and trailing passive IR sensors periodically determines a separation distance between coverage areas of the leading and trailing sensors to diagnose sensor alignment. Signals produced by the leading and trailing sensors are sampled and stored over a defined interval of... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20070008094 - Overhead display device for a vehicle: An overhead display for a vehicle that is capable of being moved along the guide bar in a vertical direction so that the display is not in a position to block the rear view is provided. The overhead display device for a vehicle may comprise a guide bar and a... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20070008095 - Intelligent brake light system: A brake light system includes a brake light having at least two brake indicating modes. The brake light system also includes a controller for monitoring a braking condition and a driving condition. The controller determines which one of the brake indicating modes the brake light displays based on the braking... Agent: Kramer & Amado, P.C.

20070008096 - Reversibly mountable acceleration/de-acceleration warning light: A reversible front or rear mounted vehicle warning light system employing an accelerometer circuit to control the initiation of warning lights to indicate if a vehicle is accelerating or de-accelerating or losing traction in turns, or providing advertising messages on demand.... Agent: Marcus G Theodore, PC

20070008097 - Wheel identifying apparatus and tire inflation pressure detecting apparatus with function of wheel identification: A wheel identifying apparatus according to the present invention includes a plurality of transceivers, a triggering device, a receiver, and a wheel identifier. Each of the transceivers is located on one of a plurality of wheels of a vehicle and works to receive a trigger signal and transmit a response... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20070008100 - Digital control and detection apparatus using pulse signal processing: A solid-state digital control and detection apparatus employs electronic sensors to create pulse signals, the width of which is determined by sensing values. The sensing pulses are then compared with setting pulses, the width of which is adjustable, in two types of comparison circuits. Result pulses from one of the... Agent: Baohua Qi

20070008101 - Integrated electronic article surveillance (eas) and point of sale (pos) system and method: A system and method for integrating point of sale (POS) data with electronic article surveillance (EAS) data, comprising a general-purpose computer for receiving and processing POS and EAS data is disclosed. The system and method preferable comprise reporting analyzed and collated data to a user.... Agent: Ip Legal Department Tyco Fire & Security Services

20070008102 - Integrated electronic article surveillance (eas) and point of sale (pos) system and method: A system and method for integrating point of sale (POS) data with electronic article surveillance (EAS) data, comprising a general-purpose computer for receiving and processing POS and EAS data is disclosed. The system and method preferable comprise reporting analyzed and collated data to a user.... Agent: Ip Legal Department Tyco Fire & Security Services

20070008099 - Method and apparatus for remotely monitoring a site: The present invention is directed to providing systems and methods for remotely monitoring sites to provide real-time information which can readily permit distinguishing false alarms, and which can identify and track the precise location of an alarm. In embodiments, monitoring capabilities such as intrusion/fire detection and tracking capabilities, can be... Agent: Covington & Burling, LLP Attn: Patent Docketing

20070008098 - Method and architecture for online classification-based intrusion alert correlation: A method and architecture for on-line classification-based intrusion alert correlation are provided. This method applies layered architecture to split and correlate alerts. An alert-splitting technique is used to separate mostly general alerts from more valuable or complicated alerts. Only more important alerts are selected to correlate with known attack scenarios... Agent: J C Patents, Inc.

20070008103 - Arc fault circuit interrupter test circuit and test board: A tester for an arc fault circuit interrupter that can selectively simulate and apply electrical arc faults and nuisance loads to at least one device under test (DUT). The tester includes a power supply, a test controller, and test circuitry coupleable to a DUT. AC power input is provided to... Agent: Russell E. Baumann Texas Instruments Incorporated

20070008104 - Emergency alert delivery system: Disclosed is a method for sending, receiving and decoding emergency alert signals for local regional county and statewide EMS and localized emergency signals. Signals can be received from remote sensors, local sensors and EMS input to warn and wake the occupants of a room, building or vehicle of an emergency... Agent: Theodore Mcbain

20070008105 - Workpiece handling alignment system: Method and apparatus for use in setting up workpiece treatment or processing equipment. A disclosed system processes silicon wafers that are treated during processing steps in producing semiconductor integrated circuits. The processing equipment includes a wafer support that supports a wafer in a treatment region during wafer processing. A housing... Agent: Tarolli, Sundhelm, Covell & Tummino, LLP

20070008106 - Polarized telephone system for 3-state and 4-state systems: A firefighter's telephone communication system is provided that includes a polarized telephone station that may be connected to either 3-state (detection of normal, open, or call-in) or 4-state (detection of normal, open, short, or call-in) telephone control panel, without the need to alter the telephone station.... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20070008107 - Method and apparatus for monitoring mobile containers: An apparatus includes a monitoring system having first and second portions adapted to be supported on a mobile arrangement that includes a container. The first portion has structure for monitoring a selected aspect of the container, and for transmitting from the first portion to the second portion a first wireless... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLP

20070008110 - Method for obtaining direction of target location through a handset: The present invention discloses a method for obtaining the direction of a target location through a handset, which includes: the handset obtains geographical information of a current location and that of the target location, determines a geographical meridian line of the current location and a angle of this geographical meridian... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20070008109 - Mobile communication device for receiving alarm warnings and a method thereof: A method for receiving alarm warnings with a mobile communication device, comprising the steps of: storing a district—warning radio frequency contrast table in the mobile communication device, wherein the district—warning radio frequency contrast table records a relationship between a plurality of districts and a plurality of warning radio frequencies for... Agent: Quintero Law Office

20070008108 - Unsynchronized beacon location system and method: A system comprising a transmitter periodically transmitting a packet via electromagnetic radiation. The packet may be encoded with information and have a length measured in time. The system may further include a receiver comprising an antenna converting incident electromagnetic radiation to an analog electrical current, an analog-to-digital converter receiving the... Agent: Pate Pierce & Baird

20070008111 - System for monitoring activities and location: A residential monitoring system incorporates both physiological sensors and activity sensors. Some of the sensors can be in wireless communication with control circuitry. One or more activity profiles can be established for a resident to expand upon and supplement information from the physiological sensors.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20070008112 - System to monitor the ingestion of medicines: A system for monitoring ingestion of medicine (21) comprises forming a digestible radio frequency identification (RFID) tag (10). The RFID tag is attached to the medicine. The RFID tag and medicine are ingested. A signal from the RFID tag is monitored.... Agent: Mark G. Bocchetti Patent Legal Staff

20070008113 - System to monitor the ingestion of medicines: A system for monitoring ingestion of medicine (21) comprises forming a digestible radio frequency identification (RFID) tag (10). The RFID tag is attached to the medicine. The RFID tag and medicine are ingested. A signal from the RFID tag is monitored.... Agent: Mark G. Bocchetti Patent Legal Staff

20070008114 - System and method for monitoring a security of an asset: A security system and method for monitoring a security status of fixed and mobile assets. The security system comprises an agent connected with the asset. The agent monitors a security of the asset and transmits the data to a master control unit. The master control unit retransmits the security status... Agent: Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP

20070008115 - System, method and devices for detecting, monitoring, tracking and identifying explosive materials using rfid tags: This invention relates to a system and method for monitoring, detecting, tracking and identifying explosive materials. The system and method involves placing RFID tags within or on explosive materials.... Agent: Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-cohen LLP

20070008116 - Controller interface with multiple day programming: A controller equipped with a user interface having multiple-day programming capabilities, including methods of programming such devices, are disclosed. The user interface may include one or more menus or screens that can be used to program a schedule for one or more selected days during the week. An illustrative method... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20070008118 - Carrying case for a handheld device and methods thereof: A user of a handheld device may be alerted to a possible risk of losing the handheld device. The handheld device is able to be secured to a carrying case. The carrying case may alert the user by activating one or more of its user interface elements. The handheld device... Agent: Integral Intellectual Property Inc.

20070008117 - Method of installing a wireless security system: A method of installing a security system includes placing a security device at an installation location. An air-borne signal is transmitted to the security device. An indication of a quality of the signal as received by the security device is displayed on the security device.... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP 111 E. Wayne Street

20070008119 - Temperature recording system having user selectable temperature ranges with radio frequency data transfer and g.p.s. based monitoring and communication capabilities: System incorporating devices employing radio frequency data transfer and G.P.S.-based capabilities for monitoring, recording, and reporting of environmental temperature conditions, incorporating a user-selectable range of environmental temperatures.... Agent: Law Offices Of Henry Bissell Iv

20070008120 - Method for detecting objects separated from a group: A method for monitoring a plurality of objects, involving configuring a sensor for a first object of the plurality of objects, wherein the sensor monitors an environment of the first object, attaching the sensor to the first object, associating each of the plurality of objects together using a pre-defined stimulus... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P./sun

20070008121 - Rfid disablement detection of tampering: Radio Frequency identification (“RFID”) tags are affixed to objects in such a way as to reliably change state in response to a trigger event. The change in state of an RFID tag based on a trigger event is used to indicate a change in state of an object associated with... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20070008123 - A networked multiband waveguide intrusion detection and localization sensor: A vibration detection and/or classification system includes a waveguide in operative contact with a boundary, at least one sensor for sensing vibrations operatively connected to the waveguide and providing a signal, and a control circuit operatively connected to the at least one sensor and adapted for filtering the signal into... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C Attn: Pennsylvania State University

20070008122 - Fluidized bed technology for security enhancement: An improved system and methods for increasing security at sensitive locations from unwanted third parties through the use of fluidized granular solids.... Agent: Pitney Hardin LLP

20070008124 - Automatic door opening and closing system and method of control thereof: A swinging automatic door control system includes an activation sensor for acquiring images of a first area where the door swings when opening or closing, a presence sensor for detecting motion in a second area that fronts a non-swinging side of the door when said door is closed, and a... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20070008125 - Method of eliminating impact/shock related false alarms in an acoustical glassbreak detector: Apparatus for detecting the breaking of a contact-sensitive surface includes an acoustic, shock, and vibration transducer, a detector circuit responsive to the transducer for detecting an acoustic wave resulting from a contact force applied to the surface and generating a signal, a support for the transducer, and the means for... Agent: Honeywell International, Inc. Law Dept. Ab2

20070008126 - Integrated security system and method: An asset subsystem is provided for use in a security system. The security system includes a security system controller operable to trigger an alarm. The asset subsystem includes a transceiver operable to communicate a first signal to a tag associated with an asset and to receive a second signal communicated... Agent: Docket Clerk

20070008127 - Mobile communication device with a fail-safe alarm button: The invention relates to a device and a method for fail-safe alarm comprising a mobile communication device comprising a front, a back and an alarm button, wherein said alarm button may be displaced in a displacement motion in a predetermined direction to activate an alarm; said alarm button comprises a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20070008134 - Antenna and rfid tag mounting the same: The RFID tag of the present invention includes the tag antenna, and the LSI chip being connected in parallel with the tag antenna. The tag antenna includes a feeder terminal to which the LSI chip is connected, a loop antenna connected to the feeder terminal, and a bypass conductive line... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

20070008135 - Electronic security system for monitoring and recording activity and data relating to persons or cargo: A security system and method for the limited monitoring of visitors to a country or territory has an input component such as a keyboard or electronic reader configured for receiving information pertaining to a visitor's stay in a country or territory. The information includes the scheduled departure of the visitor.... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP

20070008128 - Information communication system, and physical distribution system using the information communication system: In a physical distribution system (150) for delivering a package (10) from a sending source (141) to a receiving destination (143), an information-transfer system (1) for conveying product information (131) along with the package (10) comprises an IC tag (5), an information-writing device (2), electronic mail (121) and an information-reading... Agent: Armstrong, Kratz, Quintos, Hanson & Brooks, LLP

20070008131 - Method and system for aggregation of rfid signal sources and composite to develop a unique signature: A method is presented for employing radio frequency (RF) identifier (ID) transponder tags (RFID tags) to create a unique identifier, termed an RFID signature, for use within a data processing system with respect to a person or an object. An interrogation signal is transmitted toward a person or an object... Agent: Ibm Corporation Intellectual Property Law

20070008137 - Microprocessor controlled security tag: A microprocessor controlled security tag and accompanying security system is described. The tag generally includes a housing having external contacts to interface with elongated contacts on a connecting band. The band forms a complex impedance circuit with a patient's limb that allows detection features such as removal and band compromise.... Agent: Myers & Kaplan, Intellectual Property Law, L.L.C.

20070008136 - Rfid tag recognition apparatus and method and article sales data processing apparatus: An RFID tag recognizing portion reads information from a plurality of RFID tags lying in a communication area of an antenna. The number of RFID tags from which information is read is counted. Further, the number of articles lying in the communication area of the antenna is acquired. Then, the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20070008132 - Switchable directional coupler for use with rf devices: The embodiments of the present invention provide a directional coupler switchable between a normal state and a bypass state. In one embodiment, the directional coupler comprises shunt switches for switching between the normal state and the bypass state, and first and second transmission lines each extending between first and second... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP

20070008129 - System and method for 3-d position determination using rfid: Determining the location of wireless devices is improved by storing location information in RFID devices. As RFID devices come within range of each other they examine a confidence level associated with each others location information. The RFID device may update their location information based upon location information received from other... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20070008133 - System and method for managing entrance and exit of employees by utilizing a keytag: A system and a method for managing the entrance and exit of employees by utilizing a keytag comprises a keytag (100) for emitting a unique frequency containing personal data along with a flashing light signal when the keytag bearer arrives or brings it into contact with an entrance terminal scanner,... Agent: Gwips Peter T. Kwon

20070008130 - Telecommunications device using rfid data for device function execution: A telecommunications device and method of executing a telecommunications device function using data stored in a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag are presented. The telecommunications device is positioned near the RFID tag and a device function is selected. An interrogation signal is transmitted from the telecommunications device to the RFID... Agent: Guerin & Rodriguez, LLP

20070008138 - Coordinated identification of persons and/or articles via radio frequency identification cross-identification: A process and system for identifying and tracking persons and related articles, includes the steps of registering a person and one or more articles in a coordinated relationship, storing information concerning the person, the articles and the coordinated relationship in a database, cross-referencing RFID tags with the information stored in... Agent: Kelly Lowry & Kelley, LLP

20070008141 - Battery identification system and method: A battery identification system and method using identifiers affixed to batteries and/or to a battery case of a battery pack allows for identification and tracking of the batteries and the battery case throughout their life in varied environments even when the battery pack itself is un-usable. Identification and tracking can... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP

20070008139 - Tag multiplication: An intelligent antenna system for extending the effective communication range of a machine-readable passive tag. The system includes intelligence that allows one of a plurality of extension antennas to be active at any given time in order to both facilitate communications and safeguard the system. The machine-readable tag and antenna... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.

20070008140 - Tag multiplication: An intelligent antenna system for extending the effective communication range of a machine-readable passive tag. The system includes intelligence that allows one of a plurality of extension antennas to be active at any given time in order to both facilitate communications and safeguard the system. The machine-readable tag and antenna... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.

20070008143 - Security device for electrical cord: The present invention provides a security device for attachment to an electrical cord. The device includes a housing assembly having an exterior housing and an interior housing. The interior housing having means to securely attach the plug inside the interior housing. The device also includes an exterior housing for inwardly... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20070008142 - Security key case: In some embodiments, materials and methods of making and using a security key case having a plastic shell that encases a proximity access transponder for communication with a proximity access transponder reader and a head of a key. Teeth of the key project from the shell for unlocking a lock.... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.

20070008144 - Shipping container: A container to receive a parcel for shipment to an intended recipient comprises a pouch having a pouch interior and a mouth, a closure movable between open and closed positions, and a protective insert structure removably disposed in the pouch interior to substantially envelop the parcel and reduce risk of... Agent: Martin & Henson, P.C.

20070008154 - Breathing sound monitoring and alarm response method, system and device: Home safety and security are provided using a bedside sound monitoring unit including a microphone, microprocessor, memory and a communications port. The unit utilizes a sound monitoring program for determining when sound received through the microphone of the unit represents a signal from a home security device or a breathing... Agent: Barbara Krebs Yuill

20070008152 - Embedded rfid scanner for mobile product management: The present invention generally provides methods and systems for reading information from a signal-emitting device, such as a wireless identification tag. In one embodiment, the method includes providing an electronic reading device mounted to a body-worn harness adapted to be worn on a body of a user. The method further... Agent: Ms. Linda K. Russell Air Liquide Intellectual Property Dept.

20070008153 - Enhanced personal monitoring and alarm response method and system: Home safety and security are provided using a bedside unit to monitor an audible personal security pendant and to send notification signals to the appropriate communication site. Improved reliability is achieved by comparing a stored signal signature to the real time digital pattern representing sounds received using digital acoustic signature... Agent: Barbara Krebs Yuill

20070008147 - Hand cleanliness: An electronic sensor is configured to be carried by a person and to be used by the person to detect a cleanliness state of the person's hands. A single unit includes the electronic sensor and (a) a device to provide an indication of the cleanliness state of the person's hands... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20070008149 - Hand cleanliness: Among other things, an entry monitor has circuitry to detect when a person enters a monitored space and an indicator perceptible to other people in the space to indicate a cleanliness state of the hands of the person who has entered the space.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20070008148 - Heat sensor activated detector and method: A heat sensor activated detector having a housing, which accommodates a heat sensor, a logic device that compares the heat signal read by the heat sensor to a predetermined level and transmits an enable signal to an audible signal generator where the heat signal is outside of the predetermined level,... Agent: Cislo & Thomas, LLP

20070008150 - Long-range cattle identification system: A long-range cattle identification system used to monitor a plurality of animals. The system uses a plurality of electronic information tags that are attachable to animals. The electronic information tags transmit and receive electronic information with at least one other electronic information tag. The electronic information tags are spatially disposed... Agent: Dunlap, Codding & Rogers P.C.

20070008145 - Method and arrangement for observation: The invention relates to a method and an arrangement to monitor localisation, movement and properties of an object (O), such as human body according to the invention an excitation signal (HS) is connected to first division of conductor of a transducer (TRANSDUCER MATRIX) which includes a distribution of conductor such... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20070008151 - Method and system for recognizing driver impairment: A method and system for recognizing and/or detecting impairment and/or inattention of a person, especially a driver of a vehicle, and especially caused by drowsiness, distraction and/or workload, is disclosed by detecting and evaluating head movements of the person and/or head movement reactions of the person upon a disturbance exerted... Agent: White, Redway & Brown LLP

20070008146 - Method for assessing improvement in hand hygiene practices: A method for assessing improvement in hand hygiene practices using sanitation solution dispensers deployed within particular areas of interest in a healthcare facility or the like. Each of the dispensers has a counter associated therewith, with the counter producing a count indicative of actual events of a healthcare worker sanitizing... Agent: Ray L. Weber Renner, Kenner, Greive, Bobak, Taylor & Weber

20070008155 - Method and device for identification: The present invention relates to a method for identifying an entity comprising placing an internal tag within the entity and placing an external tag proximate the entity wherein the internal tag and external tag are coupled.... Agent: Steven M. Trost

20070008156 - Sleeping device and sleeper 's in-bed state detection method: In order to detect the shift of a bedded person, a ratio of intensities between output signals from first pressure sensitive sensor 21 and a second pressure sensitive sensor 22 each having a cable shape is obtained. These sensors are disposed along the lying direction at the both end sides... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20070008158 - Fire alarm with distinct alarm reset threshold: A hazard alarm includes: a detector for detecting a hazard parameter, trigger logic; and reset logic. The trigger logic triggers an alarm state when the measured parameter reaches a predetermined trigger threshold. The alarm state is maintained until a reset is successfully performed. The reset logic, upon a reset command,... Agent: Ip Legal Department Tyco Fire & Security Services

20070008157 - Method and device for identifying and localizing a fire: The invention relates to a method and a device for detecting and localizing sources of fire in one or more monitored areas (R1, . . . , Rn) utilizing a suction pipe system (3) connecting the plurality of monitored areas (R1, . . . , Rn) and which communicates with... Agent: Orum & Roth

20070008159 - Method and apparatus for indicating sanitary water temperature: A method is provided for indicating that a water heater has ceased to produce water at a temperature useful for sanitizing procedures. A temperature sensor is deployed at or near the water heater, such as adjacent a water line extending from the water heater. The temperature sensor provides a signal... Agent: Williams, Morgan & Amerson

20070008160 - Sterilization confirmation tester and test pack: The present invention provides a sterilization confirmation tester and a test pack which enables effective sterilization to be confirmed in a simple and sure manner by providing a simulation of the structure of an endoscope and so forth. The sterilization confirmation tester according to the present invention has a function... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20070008161 - Arrangement and method for starting a machine: An arrangement is disclosed for an industrial drive in which at least one machine or part of machine can be started from a location separate from the machine or part of machine. The arrangement includes an alarm device that can be activated before the part of machine is started. The... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20070008162 - Power tool movement monitor and operating system: A power tool movement monitor system including a first accelerometer operatively configured to sense movement along a first axis of a power tool and a first high pass filter operatively connected to the output of the first accelerometer. The first high pass filter has an output and a cutoff frequency... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20070008163 - Attachable timers and reminders: A novel programmable timer includes a sensor for sensing opening of a refrigerator or cabinet door and an alarm outputting a visible and/or audible alarm when a timer has expired if and only if the senser indicates that the door is open, thereby preventing expenditure of the alarm at times... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.

20070008164 - Sliding mechanism: A sliding mechanism includes at least one member adapted to slide along at least one body wall. The body wall and the sliding member are adapted to mate in at least one designated location when the sliding member is pushed into frictional sliding contact with the body wall from an... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Schmadeka

20070008165 - Sliding mechanism: A sliding mechanism includes at least one member adapted to slide along at least one body wall. The body wall and the sliding member are adapted to mate in at least one designated location when the sliding member is pushed into frictional sliding contact with the body wall from an... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Schmadeka

20070008166 - Device for acquiring and monitoring the developement of a product-related variable, and product monitoring system comprising such a device: Disclosed is a device for acquiring and monitoring over time the development of at least one product-related variable. Said device comprises a support (34) that is associated with the product and supports a set of at least one sensor (26) for measuring said variable and means (30, 32, 34) for... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20070008167 - Lighting system: A lighting source and lighting control assembly, and fixture therefor, the combination of which allows its user to comply with pertinent laws while maximizing the ability to obtain a determined amount and type of lighting when so desired.... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Groh, Sprinkle & Citkowski, P.c

20070008169 - A radio frequency activated integrated circuit and method of disabling the same: An integrated circuit device is provided for attachment to a target. In one example, the integrated circuit device is a tag attached to a product such as an electronic device or optical disc. In another example, the integrated circuit device may be integrated into the product's circuitry. The integrated circuit... Agent: William J. Kolegraff

20070008168 - [wireless remote controller]: A wireless remote controller includes a transmitter unit, which has a data storage device with an Express Card interface connectable to a main system directly for enabling the main system to store data into or fetch data from a flash memory of the data storage device, and a control device... Agent: Raytac Corp.

20070008170 - Electronic instrument: An electronic instrument for which operating setting is possible according to operating signals transmitted from a plurality of kinds of remote operating devices of a differing operating signal structure, includes: an operating signal receiving section which receives the operating signals transmitted by the remote operating devices; an operating signal processing... Agent: Advantedge Law Group, LLC

20070008171 - Wireless meter-reading system and methods thereof: A wireless meter-reading system includes a utility meter having a housing and a face and a recording device located in the housing. The recording device is adapted to read and convert data located on a portion of the face to wirelessly transmittable data. A power source coupled to the recording... Agent: Weiss & Moy PC

20070008172 - Post-processing of medical measurement data: A method and a device are disclosed for selecting at least one post-processing method for the post-processing of medical measurement data. In this method, different post-processing components are registered. In addition to the measurement data, context data with respect to the measurement data are acquired and/or derived. Following this, a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20070008174 - Remote activation of a vehicle priority system: A remotely-activated vehicle priority system includes a control center, a vehicle-priority communication device, at least one receiver, and a phase selector. The control center transmits an activation message. The vehicle-priority communication device is mounted to a vehicle and is communicatively coupled to the control center. In response to the activation... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20070008175 - Siren detection notification alarm: A new siren detection notification alarm for an automobile. The system includes an input transducer which converts ambient sounds into an electrical signal and transmits the signal to an electric circuit. The electric circuit includes a decibel level detector and a combination bandpass filter and time counter. If the electrical... Agent: John Wiley Horton, Attorney Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar, P.A.

20070008173 - Traffic preemption system with headway management: A traffic-preemption system and method that communicates an identification code from vehicles to a traffic location. Traffic light control equipment, such as a receiver and traffic light circuit at each intersection of a controlled area, is used to manage headway in mass-transit systems as well as to provide traffic light... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20070008178 - Interactive bulletin board system and method: A messaging board and a traffic light apparatus comprising a primary traffic panel including a first matrix of multicolored LEDs for directing motor traffic by displaying a plurality of images; a message panel including a second matrix of multicolored LEDs for displaying information unrelated to the directing of traffic; and... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20070008176 - Traffic light status remote sensor system: A Traffic-Light Status Remote Sensor System is disclosed. The basic system consists of a set of lenses, detectors, and narrowband filters. The sensor system is capable of determining the status of a traffic light (red, amber, or green) from a distance, without any connection to the electronic boards controlling the... Agent: Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP Attn: Gregory M Stone

20070008177 - Traffic signal transfer switch: A transfer switch configured particularly for use with traffic signal controllers, to enable a traffic signal controller to be powered by a portable electrical generator, when utility line power is unavailable. A housing, configured to be mounted either on the surface of a traffic signal controller cabinet, or recessed into... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20070008179 - Electronic toll management: Identifying a vehicle in a toll system includes accessing a set of toll transaction entries. Each entry in the set designates a toll transaction between a vehicle and the toll system and includes a transaction descriptor and a transaction time stamp. A series of toll transaction pictures is accessed. The... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20070008181 - System and method for optimizing the utilization of space: A system and method for providing a service allowing a user looking for an available space to access a secure network and specify parameters defining the user's requirements for the available space, while allowing other users to broadcast space information regarding spaces they are about to depart from, where space... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20070008180 - Vehicle back-up guide: A vehicle backing guide for marking a parking area into which a vehicle may be backed, comprising an elongate strap, a plurality of bright segments spaced apart longitudinally along the strap having a high visual contrast with the strap and an indicator member that indicates to the vehicle driver when... Agent: David L. Tingey Law Office Of David L. Tingey

20070008182 - Image processing device for vehicle: An image processing device for a vehicle includes a radar for transmitting a radio wave outside of the vehicle and detecting an object in a first area outside of the vehicle by using a reflected wave of the transmitted radio wave; a camera for acquiring an image in a second... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20070008183 - Method, system and device for detecting and reporting traffic law violations: A method, system and device, to be controlled by appropriate government authority, to detect traffic offences by vehicles in real time and impose appropriate punishment according to the laws of the land. The intention of the invention is to reduce traffic offences and thereby reduce traffic accidents, human suffering, insurance... Agent: Uzi Ezra Havesha & Partners

20070008184 - Dynamic timing adjustment in an electronic toll collection system: An electronic toll collection system with dynamically adjusted timing for operation of one or more subsystems. The timing is dynamically adjusted based upon the prevailing traffic speed for the roadway. The roadway traffic speed is determined based upon direct measurements of traffic speed by external equipment or based upon a... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC

20070008185 - Foreign object detection system and method: A system for detection of foreign objects on airport travel surfaces including a plurality of foreign object detector modules mounted on a corresponding plurality of existing aircraft travel surface lighting supports, the plurality of foreign object detector modules providing a corresponding plurality of detection outputs and a high speed detection... Agent: Ladas & Parry

20070008186 - Indicator motion trail for an instrumentation interface display: Disclosed herein is a method of producing an instrumentation interface. The method includes the steps of receiving instrument data to be depicted via an indicator of the instrumentation interface, processing the instrument data to determine a motion trail for the indicator, and generating the instrumentation interface with the indicator and... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20070008187 - System and method for determining aircraft hard landing events from inertial and aircraft reference frame data: This invention allows for the precise determination of an aircraft's landing conditions and whether an aircraft has experienced a hard landing that exceeds the allowable design loads of the aircraft's landing gear. The system comprises a computer that measures signals from an inertial measurement unit (IMU) at high data rates... Agent: Patent Administrator Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

20070008188 - Standby display aircraft management system: One embodiment of the present invention includes an aircraft instrumentation system for a cockpit instrument panel having a first device associated with a first pilot of an aircraft and positioned on the instrument panel substantially in front of the first pilot. The first device may include a first display and... Agent: Howrey LLP

20070008189 - Image display device and image display method: An image display device and an image display method are provided that can be adopted easily by the user. The image display device has a processor and display for displaying a picture. The processor classifies items as first items that can be operated in the stopped state of the vehicle... Agent: Young & Basile, P.C.

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