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Communications: electrical January USPTO class listing 01/08

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01/31/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing

20080024266 - Traveling safety device for vehicle: A traveling safety device for a vehicle of the present invention includes a storage device, a present vehicle position detecting device, a vehicle state detecting device, a curve recognizing device, a proper vehicle state setting device, a comparing device, an operating device, an improper operation determining device that determines whether... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20080024267 - Forced arming: A vehicle security system comprising a controller and a plurality of authorized transmitters. The authorized transmitters configured to operate in a passive arm mode, wherein the transmitters transmit a periodic passive disarm signal to the controller. The disclosed embodiments teach a controller that arms in the presence of passive disarm... Agent: Sam Talpalatsky

20080024270 - Key system: A key system includes a first authentication part configured to perform first authentication for determining whether or not a unique key code of a key is registered in the operation subject and to permit an operation subject to operate in a state in which a first group of functions is... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.

20080024268 - Component authentication for computer systems: A radio frequency (RF) tag may be attached to an electronic component in a computer system to enable authentication of the electronic component. A RF reader may receive information stored in the RF tag. An authentication logic coupled to the RF reader may process the received information and compared it... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Intellevate, LLC

20080024275 - Method for identifying multiple moving tags with multiple readers: Disclosed is a method for identifying a plurality of moving tags by using a plurality of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) readers. The technology of the present invention efficiently identifies multiple moving tags to thereby improve the identification rate and reading speed of an RFID system and increase the throughput of... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20080024280 - Rfid interrogator device: RFID interrogator device carries out an automatic gain control when an RF signal from RFID tag with a backscatter radio-communication is received. To carry out the automatic gain control, amplitude of the reception signal is measured within a prescribed time corresponding to a length of preamble added to the head... Agent: Dla Piper US LLP

20080024281 - Rfid interrogator device: An RFID interrogator device has a transmission section for transmitting a command to an RFID tag and a reception section for receiving an RF signal from the RFID tag and is configured to perform backscatter radio communication with the RFID tag. The RFID interrogator device comprises a time window setting... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20080024269 - Authenticity determination system of responder, identification system, and interrogation unit: A responder authenticity determination system, comprising: a responder that sends a response signal in response to a received signal; an interrogation signal generator that generates an interrogation signal having a random waveform; a transceiver that sends the generated interrogation signal to the responder, and receives a response signal from the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20080024271 - Methods and apparatus for self check-in of items for transportation: Disclosed are bag check machines, including related methods, apparatus, and systems, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for allowing a user to self-check one or more items for transportation. The user is first enrolled in a self-check program by reading personal ID information from a government-issued identification (ID)... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP

20080024272 - Biometric authentication lock machine: Biometric Authentication Lock Mechanism, called BALM, is a novel fingerprint enabled lock mechanism for bike locks, lockboxes, handguns, luggage, briefcases, desk drawers, cash registers, gym lockers and padlocks. Until BALM, mechanical locks required a key, a combination number, or an access code. Furthermore, most of these locks utilized a tumbler.... Agent: Michael Fiske

20080024276 - Interrogator and interrogation system employing the same: An interrogator, methods of discerning the presence of an object, and interrogation systems employing the same. In one embodiment, the interrogation systems include multiple interrogators that communicate with a base command unit to track a location of an object. In another embodiment wherein the object is an RFID object (e.g.,... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.

20080024277 - Interrogator and interrogation system employing the same: An interrogator, methods of discerning the presence of an object, and interrogation systems employing the same. In one embodiment, the interrogation systems include multiple interrogators that communicate with a base command unit to track a location of an object. In another embodiment wherein the object is an RFID object (e.g.,... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.

20080024278 - Interrogator and interrogation system employing the same: An interrogator, methods of discerning the presence of an object, and interrogation systems employing the same. In one embodiment, the interrogation systems include multiple interrogators that communicate with a base command unit to track a location of an object. In another embodiment wherein the object is an RFID object (e.g.,... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.

20080024274 - Storage system: At the time of warehousing of an article, an ID tag attached to the article is read and memorized in a CPU in a manner associated with a bucket, and data and shelf address of the article are written in an ID tag of the bucket. A stacker crane reads... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20080024273 - Systems and methods for stirring electromagnetic fields and interrogating stationary rfid tags: RFID tags are used for many purpose including tracking. RFID interrogators are used to retrieve information from tags. In many applications, RFID interrogators and RFID tags remain stationary during interrogation. Regions of low energy due to interference from either additional antenna or reflections from RFID tags and objects can impede... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP Patent Department

20080024279 - Multi-protocol or multi command rfid system: A multi-protocol RFID interrogating system employs a synchronization technique (step-lock) for a backscatter RFID) system that allows simultaneous operation of closely spaced interrogators. The multi-protocol RFID interrogating system can communicate with backscatter transponders having different output protocols and with active transponders including: Title 21 compliant RFID backscatter transponders; IT2000 RFID... Agent: Blank Rome LLP

20080024282 - Tsunami alarm system: The invention relates to a tsunami alarm system that integrates information from seismic measurement stations or tsunami warning stations by applying the data collection procedures of the warning detection and consolidation station 30. In conjunction with the warning assessment and alarm station 40 the system decides by its alarm logic,... Agent: Shlesinger, Arkwright & Garvey LLP

20080024283 - Back warning buzzer system for vehicle having trailer mounted thereto: Disclosed herein is a back warning buzzer system for an automotive vehicle having a trailer mounted thereto, comprising: (a) a control unit; (b) a plurality of sensors equidistantly mounted to the back bumper of the vehicle; and (c) a buzzer operable by the control unit in response to signals from... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20080024284 - Assistance system for motor vehicles: An assistance system for motor vehicles has at least one monitoring unit monitoring a space external to a vehicle, in particular in a direction of travel of the motor vehicle, with a warning zone being defined in the monitored external space on each side of a lane. The warning zone... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20080024285 - Customer selectable vehicle notification sounds: A method and system for customizing vehicle interior sounds and other indicia associated with vehicle accessories and events. The method enables a vehicle operator to selectively associate a particular sound with a particular event by selecting a desired sound and associating it with a particular event whereby emission of the... Agent: Tung & Associates

20080024286 - Method for recognizing an abnormality in the chassis of a motor vehicle: In a method for recognizing a loss of pressure in a tire of a motor vehicle, an anomaly in the chassis, such as a loss of tire pressure, is recognized by comparing an indicative value indicative of the chassis anomaly or the tire pressure with a comparative value. An instantaneous... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC

20080024287 - Universal tire pressure monitoring system and wireless receiver: The present invention provides a universal receiver (OTR) device which functions within a vehicle in the “under-the-hood” (UTH) environment such that various types of tire pressure management system (TPMS) device, located within, upon or near a vehicle's tires can transmit tire information, such as the transmitter identification number (TIN), the... Agent: Howard C. Miskin C/o Stoll, Miskin, & Badie

20080024288 - Vehicle display device: The afore-mentioned object can be achieved by a vehicle display device comprising a circular dial member positioned in front of a display field of a display, at least partly surrounding the display field, and traveling linearly across the display field in cases where a movable member connected thereto is driven... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP

20080024289 - Virtual voice alerts for passing: A pass-alert system can be mounted on bicycle handlebars to relieve a user (bicyclist) of having to vocalize passing alerts. When the bicyclist approaches a pedestrian from behind, the bicyclist can push a left or right trigger button to cause a phrase such as “passing on the left” to be... Agent: Clifton L. Anderson

20080024290 - Segemented brake light: A segmented brake light has a detecting module mounted in a vehicle near a brake pedal, a driving module connected to the detecting module and multiple light modules controlled by the driving module. The detecting module detects the pressures on the brake pedal to output signals to the driving module.... Agent: Patenttm.us

20080024291 - Multi event monitoring and reminder device: A multi-event monitoring and reminder device is provided which permits a user to simultaneously view and monitor the status which includes time, temperature, or others of a plurality of events while also permitting the user to assign descriptive labels to the events being monitored. An objective of the device is... Agent: Law Offices Of Albert Wai-kit Chan, LLC

20080024292 - Tile: The invention concerns a tile having a display surface exhibiting a plurality of teeth provided with two transversal surfaces. A visual symbol is reproduced on a first series of parallel surfaces, while on a second series of parallel surface, which are transversal to the surfaces of the first series, a... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20080024293 - Adaptations to optivol alert algorithm: Adaptations to the OptiVol™ alert algorithm are disclosed which may reduce the number of false positive alerts while retaining the desired sensitivity. Some embodiments monitor fluid levels in patients. Some embodiments reset a cumulative index when a short-term impedance value is greater than a baseline impedance value minus a predetermined... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20080024294 - Systems, devices, and methods for selectively preventing data transfer from a medical device: Systems and methods provide for the selective prevention of data transfer from a medical device to allow the patient to have privacy when desired. Theses systems and methods provide medical devices that can be instructed in various ways to stop recording data and/or transmitting data to external devices and systems.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20080024295 - System and method of simulation: A simulation system includes a two-dimensional electrical grid installed in a floor or floor mat. Signals from boot mounted transmitters can be sensed via the grid to track boot locations in real-time during training exercises.... Agent: Welsh & Katz, Ltd

20080024296 - Method and apparatus for setting user environment of car by using portable terminal: A method and apparatus for setting the user environment of a car by using a portable terminal are provided. The method includes, when user environment data are received from the car, storing the received user environment data in a storage unit of the portable terminal; and transmitting the stored user... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.

20080024297 - Triboelectric, ranging, or dual use security sensor cable and method of manufacturing same: The present invention provides an inexpensive security sensor cable, a method for manufacturing of same and an overall security system for using that sensor cable. The sensor cable consists of a central conductor, an air separator, a polyethylene dielectric tube, an outer conductor and an outer protective jacket. The central... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20080024298 - Golf club reminder system for golf bags: The golf club reminder system for a golf bag utilizes electric, magnetic, or optical detectors to monitor golf clubs in the golf bag. A control unit is provided for determining the presence or absence of a complete set of golf clubs in the golf bag based upon golf club detection... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20080024302 - Asset management system, asset management method, information processor, management device, and program: An asset management system includes one or more information processors having a communication function and a management device, the information processor includes a search unit which searches for a network address converter for converting between a local IP address and a global IP address in a network, and a position... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20080024300 - Merchandise security display bag: A security bag for displaying items of merchandise includes a mesh bag formed of metal wire providing an internal storage chamber. A two-piece member locking device is attached to an open end of the bag. A magnetically attachable locking tine is mounted in one of the members and engages a... Agent: Sand & Sebolt

20080024299 - Method and means for context-based interactive cooperation: The present invention relates to a method and an arrangement for a second individual having a context log which contains information about contextual aspects, related to the second individual, as a function of time, to read information from a first individual's context log which contains information about contextual aspects, related... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20080024301 - System for tracking vessels in automated laboratory analyzers by radio frequency identification: A system for automation of laboratory analyzers that utilizes radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and radio frequency identification (RFID) readers to identify containers and vessels, and the contents thereof, that are employed in the system. Radio frequency identification tags, conforming to the guidelines of ISO 14443 or ISO 15693 or... Agent: Robert Deberardine Abbott Laboratories

20080024303 - Systems and methods for identifying missing items: A method and system for identifying a lost or stolen device is disclosed herein. The system includes: a transmitter, coupled to said device, for transmitting identification information; a receiver for receiving the identification information transmitted by the transmitter, when the transmitter is within a defined distance from the receiver; and... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20080024304 - Door with integral antenna: A door and method of constructing a door whereby antenna coils are routed through channels that are incorporated within the frame of the door, and completely or partially hidden from sight. The door includes channels and or troughs that are sized to retain at least a portion of the antenna... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.

20080024306 - Mobile readpoint system and method for reading electronic tags: A self-contained, integrated mobile readpoint unit capable of reading at least one electronic tag that includes a housing, a power source located proximate the housing, at least one reader located proximate the housing that is capable of reading from and writing to the at least one tag and receives power... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.

20080024305 - Planar microstrip antenna integrated into container: An RFID tag (20) associated with a container (22) having a container wall (24) constructed of a container material (26). The RFID tag (20) includes a microstrip antenna (32) associated with an exterior surface of the wall (24) of the container (22) and a ground plane (30) associated with an... Agent: Spencer, Fane, Britt & Browne

20080024307 - Protocol-controlled antenna selection: The idea on which the present invention is based is that transmitting and receiving data by an antenna or an antenna array may be performed more efficiently by analyzing protocol data of a transmit protocol, which control the data flow between a transmitting and a receiving device, by a controller,... Agent: Schoppe, Zimmerman , Stockeller & Zinkler

20080024308 - Rfid tag with enhanced readability: A radio frequency identification (RFID) device includes a conductive antenna structure having an elongated slot therein. Parts of the antenna structure on both sides of one end of the elongated slot are coupled to a wireless communication device, such as an RFID chip or interposer. On the opposite end of... Agent: Jonathan A. Platt Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20080024309 - Rfid tags suitable for affixing to rectangular corners: To make the antenna pattern of an RFID tag more nearly isotropic, the tag substrate is adapted to fit a corner of a rectangular structure. The substrate has tabs that may be folded, together with a remaining portion of the substrate so that the tag, may be installed on, for... Agent: Ibm Corporation

20080024310 - Tracking system for gamma radiation sterilized bags and disposable items: A tracking system for items to be ionizing radiation sterilized is provided which utilizes an attached RF ID tag that is ionizing radiation proof or enclosed in an ionizing radiation proof holder. The RF ID tag is coded with a unique identification and certification data on the ionizing radiation sterilization.... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20080024311 - Infant monitoring system: An infant monitoring system, comprising: a blanket member having a pressure sensor array in an arcuate shape; a speaker module; a control module to control the relay of signals; a remote alert module for audio and vibratory alerts; and a relay module, in communication with the control module, remote alert... Agent: Advantia Law Group

20080024312 - Electrical circuit: The invention relates to an electric circuit arrangement for generating or receiving an output signal or switched condition definitive for the effective locking condition of a door system, especially a motor vehicle door system. The object of the invention is to provide a circuit arrangement with which an output signal... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

20080024313 - Retail shopping facility and associated method of operation: In a retail shopping facility having spaces with respective store fronts disposed along a pedestrian right of way, the right of way is maintained open to the ambient environment during hospitable weather conditions and enclosed to form an enclosed common space upon a passing of a temperature threshold by ambient... Agent: Coleman Sudol Sapone, P.C.

20080024314 - Self-diagnostic switch: A self-diagnostic acoustic wave touch actuated switch assembly includes a substrate having an acoustic wave cavity, a transducer operatively connected to the acoustic wave cavity, a processing unit, and at least one light emitting member operatively connected to the processing unit. The transducer is configured to generate a trapped acoustic... Agent: Illinois Tool Works Inc.

20080024315 - Self-adjusting electrochemical sensor: A gas detector with a compensated electrochemical sensor exhibits altered sensitivity in response to decreasing stochastic noise in an output thereof. A gain parameter can be adjusted to alter sensitivity. A life-time estimate can be made based on sensitivity.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20080024316 - 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

20080024317 - Numerical display device: A numerical display device includes a base panel, a plurality of numerical sections provided on the base panel to form a numerical character, a plurality of folding panels pivotally coupling at the base panel to fold between a first position and a second position to selectively change the numerical character,... Agent: Raymond Y. Chan

20080024318 - System and method for sharing information between downhole drill strings: A system for sharing information between downhole drill strings is disclosed in one embodiment of the invention as including a first drill string and a communications network integrated into the first drill string. The communications network includes multiple nodes spaced at selected intervals along the first drill string to gather... Agent: Tyson J. Wilde Novatek International, Inc.

20080024319 - System for communicating downhole information through a wellbore to a surface location: A pressure release encoding system for communicating downhole information through a wellbore to a surface location has a valve for providing a fluid restriction to fluid passing in the wellbore, a sensor positioned in the wellbore for sensing a downhole condition in the wellbore, an actuator cooperative with the valve... Agent: Egbert Law Offices

20080024320 - Electronic electric meter for networked meter reading: An electronic electric meter for use in a networked automatic meter reading environment. The electric meter retrofits into existing meter sockets and is available for new meter installations for both single phase and three phase electric power connections. The electric meter utilizes a modular design which allows the interface modules... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20080024321 - Methods, apparatus, and systems for monitoring transmission systems: A sensing platform for monitoring a transmission system may include a sensor that senses one or more conditions relating to a condition of the transmission system or and/or the condition of an environment around the transmission system. A control system operatively associated with the sensor produces output data based on... Agent: Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC

20080024322 - Method and arrangements for increasing the security of transponder systems, particularly for access to automobiles: It is proposed that passive wireless transponder systems used in the context of procedures for access identification be provided with signaling that can be perceived by human beings. This also makes it possible to detect that a relay attack, which is difficult to prevent, is being carried out. Attention is... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property Department

20080024323 - systems and methods for monitoring travel conditions: Generally described, embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for gathering and disseminating travel conditions. These conditions may include traffic congestion and air quality data such as CO, NOx, and Ozone (O3) concentration levels, or meteorological conditions. In some embodiments, fleet vehicles already operating within a given area... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20080024324 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for implementing a locator service: Methods, systems, and computer program products for implementing a locator service are provided. The method includes receiving, at a computer system, object identification information and location identification information from a vehicle. The location identification information indicates the presence of the vehicle at a parking space. The method also includes creating... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - Bellsouth

20080024325 - Technique applicable to detecting vehicles: A vehicle detection system can reduce erroneous detection of light spots originated from vehicle tail lamps as being those originated from disturbing light sources, such as reflectors on the roadside, in the image data picked up by an image pickup means, such as a camera. Where light spots, or bright... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

  
01/24/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing

20080018426 - Remote controlled power switch system: A remote controlled power switch system includes a transmitter (10) having selection elements and emitting different controlling signals each having a predetermined frequency corresponding to different responses of the selection elements; and a number of receivers (11, 12, 13) each adapted to switch an ON/OFF state of an electrical load... Agent: Madson & Austin

20080018427 - Apparatus for and method of reducing power consumption in a cable modem: A novel apparatus and method of reduced power consumption for battery backup operation of a communication device such as a cable modem. When the cable modem senses a failure of the external power source it requests from the cable head-end to switch from multi-channel DOCSIS 3.0 operation to single-channel DOCSIS... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20080018429 - Passive ultrasonic tag and method and system for reading recorded information: Solving Means A passive ultrasonic tag 100 according to a first embodiment of this invention includes a tag body 102. The tag body has two or more holes (106, 108, 110) disposed extensively on a surface 104 of the tag body. The holes have bottoms (112, 114, 116) at predetermined... Agent: William D. Sabo International Business Machines Corporation

20080018430 - Rfid system and reader writer: A technology for detecting an RFID by a reader writer and transmitting harmonics for reading and writing the RFID timely without using an object detection sensor is provided. Using a nonlinearity of a rectifier or a demodulator in an IC chip of the RFID, a continuous wave or a modulated... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP

20080018433 - Rfid apparatus: RFID apparatus includes transmission means for transmitting an RF signal; reception means for receiving a modulated RF signal; and demodulation means for demodulating a received modulated signal. The apparatus comprises generating means for generating a RF signal dependent on an incoming RF signal, the incoming RF signal being generated by... Agent: Bainwood Huang & Associates LLC

20080018428 - Communication device and communication method: A communication device includes a radio frequency identification tag that performs a radio communication with a predetermined device. A first metal body has an electrical conductivity. A space adjustment unit is configured to adjust a space between the first metal body and the radio frequency identification tag. The first metal... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20080018431 - Rfid group selection method: The invention describes a selection and arbitration method for reading a population of RFID transponders (tags). The transponders are selected or de-selected individually, or in one or more groups, using one or more command signals from a reader. The command signals from the reader include selection or de-selection criteria for... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20080018432 - Interrogator and interrogation system employing the same: An interrogator, methods of discerning the presence of an object, and interrogation systems employing the same. In one embodiment, the interrogation systems include multiple interrogators that communicate with a base command unit to track a location of an object. In another embodiment wherein the object is an RFID object (e.g.,... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.

20080018434 - System and method for inventorying multiple remote objects: A system and method of inventorying multiple objects utilizing a multi-level or a chained radio frequency identification system. The system includes a master tag and a plurality of upper level tags and lower level tags associated with respective objects. The upper and lower level tags communicate with each other and... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20080018435 - Medical notification apparatus and method: A medical notification apparatus and method for use with a preexisting healthcare facility nurse call system are disclosed. The apparatus sends a message signal to the healthcare facility call system when the apparatus receives and identifies an acoustic signal indicative of a medical device alarm or other parameter. The apparatus... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20080018436 - Method and system for advanced patient communication: A method and system for advanced patient communication have been disclosed. According to one embodiment, a computer-implemented method comprises providing a patient communication device through which a patient communicates a first message from a hospital bed. The first message is received at a central processing server. The first message is... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department

20080018437 - Illuminated vehicle grab handle with keypad for keyless entry: A vehicle grab handle is provided to assist entry into the vehicle, such as an RV, semi tractors, emergency vehicles, utility vehicles, construction equipment and agriculture equipment and other vehicles. The handle includes a pair of spaced apart end bases and a grab bar extending between the bases. A keypad... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C

20080018438 - Door monitoring system for trailer door: A trailer includes a frame formed of metal and a door seated within the frame. The door is capable of opening and closing relative to the frame. A system is provided for use on the trailer and includes a sensor mounted on the door and a data concentrator. The sensor... Agent: Trexler, Bushnell, Giangiorgi, Blackstone & Marr, Ltd.

20080018439 - Systems and methods for supplying power to a vehicle trailer: In accordance with the teachings described herein, systems and methods are provided for supplying power to a vehicle trailer. A connection device may be used to connect the vehicle trailer to a vehicle power line and to a control line from a vehicle electrical system. The trailer may include a... Agent: Joseph M. Sauer Jones Day

20080018440 - Bicycle lock, use thereof and system for giving bicycles on loan: The invention relates to a bicycle lock (1), comprising locking means (5,8) for locking a bicycle (10), and releasing means (6) for removing the locking. The releasing means (6) can be operated with a pass (2), which is provided with a valid operating code (3). For this purpose, the lock... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20080018441 - Tire failure detection: Detection of an impending tire failure event is accomplished using a transducer placed near a set of tires on a vehicle. A processor detects a characteristic sound indicative of an impending tire failure event in conjunction with sound information received from the transducer. A warning indication is transmitted by a... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20080018442 - Particulate loading monitoring system: A particulate trap regeneration system is provided, which may include a particulate trap having a filter medium configured to remove one or more types of particulate matter from an exhaust flow of an engine and a regeneration device configured to reduce an amount of particulate matter in the particulate trap,... Agent: Caterpillar Inc. Intellectual Property Dept.

20080018443 - Control of a personal transporter based on user position: An apparatus controller for prompting a rider to be positioned on a vehicle in such a manner as to reduce lateral instability due to lateral acceleration of the vehicle. The apparatus has an input for receiving specification from the rider of a desired direction of travel, and indicating means for... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP

20080018444 - Tire pressure monitoring method: Methods of monitoring tire pressure and responding to a tire pressure error. A tire pressure monitoring apparatus provides signals to a vehicle control representing pressures in respective ones of the tires. The vehicle control first detects a tire pressure error in one of the tires, and then presents to a... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20080018445 - Vehicle abnormality detection method and device thereof and sensor unit thereof: There is provided a vehicle abnormality detection method detecting an abnormal state in which a high temperature occurs due to maladjustment of a vehicle bearing mechanism section or vehicle brake mechanism section, and a device thereof and a sensor unit thereof. By use of the sensor unit 100 mounted in... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20080018446 - Method, apparatus and program for alarming decrease in tire-pressure: The present invention discloses a method for alarming decrease in tire air-pressure that detects decrease in tire air-pressure using a judgment value obtained based on rotational wheel speeds obtained from tires loaded on a vehicle, comprising a step of detecting the rotational wheel speeds of respective tires when a vehicle... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080018447 - System and method for tire pressure monitoring: A system and method for tire pressure monitoring. The system includes a receiver having a storage memory, and a transmitter corresponding to a tire. The storage memory includes a set of unique identifier. The transmitter includes a programmable memory. The receiver is configured to receive a signal, determine when the... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C. / Lear Corporation

20080018448 - System and method for tire pressure monitoring: A system for monitoring at least one parameter of vehicle tire includes a receiver and a transmitter. The transmitter corresponds to the tire and has a programmable memory storing a code and one of a set of locally unique identifiers. The transmitter generates an encrypted portion of a transmitted signal... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C. / Lear Corporation

20080018449 - Tire state monitoring apparatus: In order to appropriately monitor the tire state by reducing the cost for coaxial cables and avoiding complicatedness accompanying with the wiring work of the coaxial cable, there is provided a tire monitoring apparatus includes transponders mounted in a plurality of tires of a vehicle; a plurality of ECUs disposed... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20080018450 - Interrogator and interrogation system employing the same: An interrogator, methods of discerning the presence of an object, and interrogation systems employing the same. In one embodiment, the interrogation systems include multiple interrogators that communicate with a base command unit to track a location of an object. In another embodiment wherein the object is an RFID object (e.g.,... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.

20080018451 - Passenger screening system and method: A method of operating a passenger screening kiosk system includes operating the passenger screening kiosk system to perform a screening process that includes at least one of verify a passenger's identity, detect the presence of an explosive material, and detect the presence of a metallic material, generating a screening result,... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (22697) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20080018452 - Method and apparatus for transmitting notification messages: A method and apparatus for transmitting notification messages is disclosed. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a system having a storage element that stores contact information for one or more messaging devices of one or more parties associated with an end user, a... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20080018453 - Internet homepage alert network system: A method of broadcasting advisory alerts via communications networks where a central notification computer is provided which operable to broadcast advisory alerts to electronic device addresses stored in a subscriber database in a computer retrievable format, namely an individual homepage. The subscriber database contains subscriber data sets which each include... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.

20080018454 - Remote mobile medical communication apparatus, system and method: A remote mobile medical communication apparatus is suitable for use in communicating with a remote terminal for monitoring and treating a patient. The apparatus comprises a communicating unit, for transmitting a local communication information to the remote terminal, and receiving a remote communication information from the remote terminal. A patient-monitor... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20080018455 - Rfid modular reader: The RFID modular reader for reading out and, optionally, recording information in the n on-contact RFID cards, using portable devises as the central unit, is characteristic of modular structure, comprising the (O) casing for (U) portable unit, containing the (C) replaceable reader module, connected thereto, along with the (A) antennae,... Agent: Roberts, Mlotkowski & Hobbes

20080018456 - Portable type information transmitting system, portable type information transmitting apparatus and portable type information receiving apparatus: It is a problem of the invention to be able to downsize and to be able to receive time information further firmly to inform. When a transmitting data including at least heartbeat information and current time information is received from a portable type information transmitting apparatus having functions of a... Agent: Bruce L. Adams, Esq.

20080018459 - Alarm and alarm management system for remote tracking devices: A system and method of implementing an alarm hierarchy in a remote tracking device tracked by a monitoring center is described. The remote tracking device is worn by a wearer and includes a location determining mechanism, a wireless communication mechanism and a processor operable to monitor the status of the... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p

20080018458 - Remote tracking system with a dedicated monitoring center: A remote tracking system is described that includes one or more remote tracking devices, where each remote tracking device including a cellular transceiver, a positioning system receiver, and a processor connected to the positioning system receiver and the cellular transceiver. A dedicated monitoring center is in communication with each of... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p

20080018457 - Information system in a vehicle: An information system in a vehicle includes a storage medium for storing data, a drive mechanism for driving the storage medium, a control device configured to control the drive mechanism of the storage medium at at least two different speeds, a first speed being higher than a second speed. The... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20080018460 - Manufacturing equipment using ion beam or electron beam: Provided is a charged particle beam processing apparatus capable of improving yields by suppressing the spread of metal pollution to a semiconductor manufacturing process to a minimum. The charged particle beam processing apparatus includes an ion beam column 1 that is connected to a vacuum vessel 10 and irradiates a... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20080018461 - Acoustic intrusion detection system: An active acoustic intrusion detection system includes a pair of dipole emitters (180 degrees out of phase with each other) which emit an audible frequency f (preferably 1 KHz) and a pair of detectors preferably mounted ¼ wavelength (3 inches) apart in the (non-echoic) nulls of the emitters. The detectors... Agent: Gordon & Jacobson, P.C.

20080018462 - Intrusion detection methods and apparatus that use a building's infrastructure as part of a sensor: Intrusion detection methods and apparatus exploit the infrastructure of the building itself. The preferred embodiments use the existing power line infrastructure to provide power, data, and sensor observables to a monitoring system which is simply connected at one point, namely, the connection of the building to the city power grid.... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20080018463 - Device locking systems, lock trees, and lockout methods: Device locking systems, lock trees, and lockout methods are described according to some aspects. In one aspect, a device locking system includes a lock system configurable into a first configuration to lock a device to be secured and a second configuration Wherein the lock system is configured to be attached... Agent: Wells St. John P.s.

20080018464 - Perimeter security system: A security system for detecting physical intrusion in a monitored area including a plurality of radio units arranged in a network around the monitored area to determine received signal strength and pass variations thereof through the radio units to a base station.... Agent: Epstein & Gerken

20080018465 - Communication system: A communication system includes master and slave controllers, a local device connected to the slave controller, and a communication cable having a pair of wires and connected between the master and slave controllers. The master controller feeds a first DC voltage to the slave controller via the communication cable and... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20080018467 - Rfid power from handset transmissions: A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag comprises a transceiver and a component coupled to the transceiver. The transceiver is adapted to wirelessly receive power from an RFID reader and/or from a mobile communication device. The power received from the mobile communication device is used to power the component, providing an... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20080018466 - Self-charging rfid tag with long life: A Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) device according to one embodiment of the present invention includes a rechargeable solid state battery, control circuitry coupled to the rechargeable solid state battery, and a power source for recharging the rechargeable solid state battery.... Agent: Zilka-kotab, PC

20080018468 - Interrogator and interrogation system employing the same: An interrogator, methods of discerning the presence of an object, and interrogation systems employing the same. In one embodiment, the interrogation systems include multiple interrogators that communicate with a base command unit to track a location of an object. In another embodiment wherein the object is an RFID object (e.g.,... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.

20080018469 - Interrogator and interrogation system employing the same: An interrogator, methods of discerning the presence of an object, and interrogation systems employing the same. In one embodiment, the interrogation systems include multiple interrogators that communicate with a base command unit to track a location of an object. In another embodiment wherein the object is an RFID object (e.g.,... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.

20080018470 - Methods, systems, and products for tracking objects: Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for tracking an object. An identification signal is received that identifies an identification tag associated with the object to be tracked. The identification signal is stored in memory of a cellular phone. When an incoming call is received at the cellular phone, then the... Agent: Scott P. Zimmerman, PLLC

20080018471 - Alarm systems, wireless alarm devices, and article security methods: Alarm systems, wireless alarm devices, and article security methods are described according to some aspects of the disclosure. In one aspect, an alarm system includes a base communication device configured to communicate wireless signals, a remote communication device configured to communicate with the base communication device using the wireless signals,... Agent: Sand & Sebolt

20080018472 - Radio frequency identification based personnel safety system: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for selectively immobilizing equipment to ensure the safety of a proximate worker. The apparatus comprises an article of clothing wearable by the proximate worker, a sensor and a stopping means for stopping the movement of a portion of the equipment in response to the... Agent: Antony C. Edwards

20080018474 - Control for embedded and door-mounted antennas: A system and method for controlling door-mounted or door-embedded antennas. An antenna, for example, an EAS or an RF antenna, sends interrogation signals which are received by markers located on merchandise within a range of detection, i.e., an “interrogation zone”. Antennas that are mounted on or embedded in a door... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.

20080018473 - Electrostatic discharge protection for components of an rfid tag: Techniques are described for protecting components of an RFID tag from electrostatic discharge. For example, an RFID tag includes a conductive cage that shields the components of the RFID tag from electrostatic discharge. The conductive cage includes a first conductive shield on a first side of a substrate of the... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20080018475 - Method and system for obtaining information about rfid-equipped objects: Method and arrangement for obtaining information about a radio-frequency identification (RFID) device or an object on which the RFID device is mounted when the RFID device is in a space defined by a frame includes arranging a plurality of antennas on the frame to enable transmission of signals into the... Agent: Brian Roffe, Esq

20080018476 - Radiofrequency identification device (rfid) affixed to an object to identified: A radiofrequency identification device (RFID) featuring an antenna (10) connected to a chip designed to be affixed to an object to be identified by a remote reader transmitting to the identification device electromagnetic signals received by the antenna and containing the data allowing the identification as well as the supply... Agent: James C. Lydon

20080018477 - Rfid device with changeable characteristics: An RFID device includes a first, relatively permanent portion and a second alterable or inactivatable portion. Upon the occurrence of some predetermined event, the second portion and/or its coupling to the first portion is physically altered, inactivating it. The first portion may itself be an antennaless RFID device that may... Agent: Avery Dennison Corporation Patent Group

20080018478 - Detection-resistant transponder with \"stealth packaging\" for high-risk surveillance applications: An easily deployed, extremely detection-resistant surveillance method, apparatus, and system are disclosed. Preferred embodiments of the apparatus are adapted for generating and broadcasting pulsed transmissions optimized for electronic tagging, tracking, and “homing” applications. This makes the invention excellent for radiolocating “terrorists”, criminal suspects, vehicles, and etc., under surveillance. The apparatus... Agent: David Russell

20080018479 - Metal-suitable rfid tag and rfid tag unit therefor: An RFID tag unit is constituted of a seal member part, a substrate material part layered on the seal member part, and a print member part layered on the substrate material part. An RFID tag that comprises an LSI chip, an antenna and an impedance adjustment part is formed on... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20080018480 - Remote body temperature monitoring device: The invention relates to an apparatus for monitoring the body temperature of a subject and to provide an alert locally or remotely to a third party if the bodily temperature of the subject is determined to be abnormal. The device preferably employs infra-red (IR) radiation to remotely measure the temperature... Agent: Peter S. Canelias Law Offices Of Peter S. Canelias

20080018481 - Canine security system: A computerized security system which enhances the security provided by watchdogs on a given premises by analyzing the auditory and physiological indications given by the dogs to assess the level of security at any point in time. By attaching sensors to the dogs and placing microphones in their proximity the... Agent: Professional Patent Solutions

20080018483 - Radio frequency identification device: An RFID device includes an analog block configured to receive a radio frequency signal so as to output an operation command signal, a digital block configured to output an address, a temperature address, an operation control signal, and a temperature sensor activation signal in response to the operation command signal... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20080018482 - Temperature sensing apparatus utilizing bipolar junction transistor, and related method: A temperature sensing apparatus for generating a sensing signal for indicating whether the temperature is higher or lower than a first threshold includes a bipolar junction transistor and a resistor. The bipolar junction transistor has a base terminal receiving a first constant voltage, an emitter terminal receiving a second constant... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20080018484 - Appliance and utility sentry: An portable automatic power interruption system or Appliance and Utility Sentry (AUS); consisting of a DC or AC battery powered smoke detector of the present invention purpose is to provide an early warning of smoke or fumes. The smoke detector sensor, sensing smoke or fumes of a hazardous condition responds... Agent: Merrell C. Sager

20080018485 - Optical particle detectors: The presently disclosed embodiments relate to improved optical particle detection devices and methods of manufacturing.... Agent: Brian J. Rees Gentex Corporation

20080018486 - Communication device, semiconductor integrated circuit device, and communication system: A disclosed communication device performs bidirectional serial communication by using a clock line and a data line. The communication device includes a starting condition detecting unit configured to detect a communication starting condition based on levels of the clock line and the data line and generate, in response to detecting... Agent: Ladas & Parry

20080018487 - Monitoring apparatus capable of communicating with mobile communication apparatus: The invention is to provide a monitoring apparatus capable of communicating with a mobile communication apparatus. The monitoring apparatus according to a preferred embodiment of the invention includes a base, a rotating device, a casing, an image capturing module, a transmitting/receiving unit, and a processing/controlling module. The image capturing module... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20080018488 - Enhanced gauge tracking system: A gauge assembly includes a dial face with a plurality of markings for conveying information regarding a vehicle operating parameter, such as vehicle speed, or engine RPM. A plurality of light emitting diodes (LED) are selectively illuminated to track the position of the pointer about the dial face to provide... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20080018489 - Systems and methods for synchronizing a plurality of rfid interrogators in a theatre of operation: RFID tags are used for many purpose including tracking. RFID interrogators are used to retrieve information from tags. In many applications, a plurality of RFID interrogators are required. Synchronization between interrogators in the same theatre of operation is critical to ensure that their broadcasts do not interfere with each other.... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP Patent Department

20080018490 - Iport controller: A multi-zone audio system is provided that is portable to a handheld audio device at a plurality of locations. The system includes a multi-zone audio system controller having an audio input/output selection circuit for selectively regulating the source and distribution of audio signals. A plurality of handheld connector docks are... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish

20080018491 - Automated meter reading communication system and method: An automated meter reading power line communications system is provided, which may include, in one embodiment, measuring the utility usage of a first customer premises to provide first utility usage data, storing the first utility usage data in memory of a first device, wirelessly transmitting the first utility usage data... Agent: Capital Legal Group, LLC

20080018492 - Electronic electric meter for networked meter reading: An electronic electric meter for use in a networked automatic meter reading environment. The electric meter retrofits into existing meter sockets and is available for new meter installations for both single phase and three phase electric power connections. The meter utilizes an all electronic design including a meter microcontroller, a... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20080018493 - Method and system for sending telemetric information between vehicles: The illustrative embodiments provide a method, system, computer program product, and computer implemented method for sending telemetric information to a plurality of vehicles. A second vehicle receives the telemetric information from a first vehicle that indicates a vehicle status, wherein the vehicle status indicates an intent to change movement of... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20080018494 - Traffic sign beacon system: A vehicle warning system for use in conjunction with road signs proximate a roadway and that are visible by passing motorists. The system has two assemblies, one on each side of a roadway and associated with a road sign. Each assembly has a power source, one or more lights that... Agent: Brian M. Dingman, Esq. Mirick, O'connell, Demallie & Lougee, LLP\

20080018495 - System and method for distributing advertising information: A method, system, and computer-usable medium for distributing advertising information. According to a preferred embodiment of the present invention, an advertising server determining a type of vehicle, responsive to determining the type of vehicle, receiving information for display, and displaying the information. The information for display may be sent based... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20080018496 - Asset management device and method using simplex satellite transmitter augmented with local area transceiver: A device, method, and computer program product for monitoring and transmitting a location and a local status of a remote device using a satellite transmitter is provided. The monitoring device includes a position location unit, a satellite transmitter, a power source, a controller, and a short-range radio transceiver. The position... Agent: Needle & Rosenberg, P.C.

20080018497 - Integrated data logging unit: An integrated data logging unit for use in a vehicle comprising data input means for capturing data relating to a position of said unit. The unit comprises analysis means for analysing said captured data and for associating said data with stored geographical information. The unit also has information output means... Agent: Young Law Firm, P.C. Alan W. Young

  
01/17/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing

20080012684 - Programmable key for a security system for protecting merchandise: A programmable key for use in a security system for protecting items of merchandise has a housing, a power supply mounted in the housing, a logic control circuit which includes a controller, a wireless communication circuit and a security disarm code (SDC) memory. The key has visual indicators such as... Agent: Sand & Sebolt

20080012685 - Scalable method for access control: A method for specifying access authorization to at least one memory area of a transponder is provided, in which the memory area is assigned access control information, whereby the access control information comprises at least one configurable master access control information, and write access to the memory area is released... Agent: Mg-ip Law, PLLC

20080012686 - Padlock using user's fingerprint as its key: A lock is in the form of a padlock, but is operated according to the fingerprint or thumbprint of a user. The lock has circuitry in the case which is connected to the shackle to open the lock when the user places his or her finger or thumb onto a... Agent: Sung I. Oh, Professional Law Corporation

20080012689 - Radio frequency identification system and method thereof: A radio frequency identification (RFID) system for communicating with an RFID tag and method thereof are provided. The RFID system comprises a first power supplier, a transmitter, and a receiver. The first power supplier is configured to provide power to the RFID tag. The transmitter is configured to send a... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.

20080012690 - Transponder, rfid system, and method for rfid system with key management: A transponder is provided, in particular a passive and/or backscatter-based transponder, for an RFID system, wherein at least one first piece of information can be stored in a first memory area on the transponder that is accessible in clear text only by a read access internal to the transponder, and... Agent: Mg-ip Law, PLLC

20080012682 - Wireless controller for monitoring device: A monitoring device and method for monitoring machine movements, moving parts of machines, gates, doors and the like, includes controller means with at least a first receiver for wirelessly receiving monitoring signals and a first transmitter for wirelessly transmitting activation signals, and includes monitoring means with at least a second... Agent: Mathews, Shepherd, Mckay, & Bruneau, P.A.

20080012683 - Robbery prevention system for vehicle, and vehicle having robbery prevention system: A robbery prevention system for a vehicle that registers ID information at the time of replacement of a lock controller. A portable device such has a key has exclusive ID information. A lock controller locks or unlocks a control target device according to an authentication result of the portable device.... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20080012687 - Container with embedded rfid tag: A container for pharmaceuticals such as pills and tablets has an RFID chip embedded within its wall. The chip preferably transmits and receives at a frequency of approximately 24 GHz. When the container is formed of a thermoplastic, the chip is preferably injected into the soft sidewall of the thermoplastic... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20080012688 - Secure rfid based ultra-wideband time-hopped pulse-position modulation: A radio-frequency-identification (RFID) system includes an RFID tag and an RFID reader, where the RFID reader is configured to communicate with the RFID tag using time-hopped pulse-position modulation and ultra-wideband modulation. The time-hopped pulse-position modulation includes sending from the RFID tag to the RFID reader a series of pulses in... Agent: Blank Rome LLP

20080012691 - Electronic warning system: A building control or danger warning system includes a two-core circular bus for voltage supply and for communication with bus user circuits connected to the cores of the circular bus. The bus user circuits are looped-into the circular bus via FET (field effect transistor) polarity-reversal protection bridges, thereby simplifying connection... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC

20080012692 - Systems and methods for providing spectral feedback to visually convey a quantitative value: One embodiment relates to a complex quantitative media performance metric spectral display system. The system displays a spectral color that accurately represents a complex quantitative value of a media performance metric. The system includes an integrated electrical component system, a parameter input module, a control module, and a spectral output... Agent: Baker & Associates PLLC

20080012693 - Vehicle communication system: A vehicle communication system includes a plurality of vehicles each having a theft detection device, and an external station that communicates with telephone devices of the vehicle. Each vehicle includes an inter-vehicle communication device, a memory storing an ID code, a control unit that executes communication control of the telephone... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20080012694 - Method for preventing false triggering of a passive access system in the motor vehicle domain: A passive motor vehicle access system has at least one handle on the vehicle and at least one capacitive sensor situated in the vicinity of the handle which triggers a data identification interrogation of a data carrier in the user's possession, if the handle is actuated. A method comprises: determination... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department

20080012695 - Tractor-trailer tether sensor: An apparatus, system and method for monitoring and reporting the tethered/untethered status of a mobile asset are described. An asset tracking device comprises a sensor and circuit that detects whether a physical connection exists between a tractor portion and a trailer portion of a tractor/trailer vehicle. The physical connection is... Agent: Miller Thompson, LLP

20080012696 - Control system for the operation of presence detection devices and method therefor: The invention relates to a system for controlling the operation of presence-detection devices and to the implementation method thereof. The inventive system comprises: external presence detection means which are used to detect objects entering a determined surveillance area outside a motor vehicle and which are powered by a power source,... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20080012697 - Vehicle light warning system and method: A light warning system and method are provided for warning a driver of a vehicle of a sensed condition. The warning system includes a lighting device having first and second colored LEDs for generating a light beam viewable on a windshield in front of the driver of the vehicle. The... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20080012698 - Abnormality judging device: A detecting unit 210 detects a physical quantity generated from a revolving tire for each tire. An adaptive digital filter 222 extracts a specific signal for each tire from signals corresponding to the physical quantity detected by the detecting unit 210. A judging unit 230 judges that the tire is... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080012699 - Passenger screening system and method: A method of operating a passenger screening kiosk system to perform at least one verify a passenger's identity, detect the presence of an explosive material, and detect the presence of a metallic material includes initiating a prompt to be issued by the passenger screening kiosk system to prompt the passenger... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (22697) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20080012700 - Transponder: A transponder has a transponder tuned circuit, an energy store or energy supply and a starter device. The transponder tuned circuit has a tuned circuit capacitor and a tuned circuit coil with an inductive coupling to a base station for inductive energy and/or data transmission. On transmission the energy store... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department

20080012701 - Mobile personal services platform for providing feedback: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for generating feedback. In one aspect, a method includes receiving sensor data from a plurality of sensors, wherein at least one of the plurality of sensors is associated with a mobile device of a user; aggregating the received sensor data to generate... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20080012702 - Magnetic probe apparatus and method for providing a wireless connection to a detection device: A system for communicating information from a detection device is provided through a waterproof and wireless interface. The system generally includes a communication member having an inductor and coupled to the detection device. An interface including another inductor is in communicating relation with the communication member. Upon a signal from... Agent: Cook, Alex, Mcfarron, Manzo, Cummings & Mehler Ltd

20080012703 - Industrial plant security apparatus and monitoring method of security of an industrial plant: An industrial plant security apparatus includes a first monitoring subapparatus for monitoring the integrity of a physical domain of the plant and for detecting events which do not comply with predetermined physical security parameters of the plant; and a second monitoring subapparatus for monitoring the integrity of a logic domain... Agent: Berenato, White & Stavish, LLC

20080012704 - Method and apparatus for a proximity warning system: The present invention provides a method, apparatus, and computer instructions for warning of a presence of a person in a zone having an inadequate security clearance. Movement of the person in the zone is detected. A message is broadcast to selected data processing systems associated with the zone, wherein the... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20080012705 - Door position monitor: A door position monitoring mechanism mounted in the edge of a door that senses whether a door is opened or closed by sensing the absence or presence of a magnetic field of a magnet that is mounted in the door frame. Information regarding the door position is then transmitted to... Agent: Allan H. Outzs

20080012706 - Holster for hand held electronic device: The holster has one or more magnets positioned so that a Hall effect sensor in the handheld device detects a magnet both when partially inserted in the holster and when fully holstered, thereby enabling desired elements of the device to be disabled from the beginning of the holstering process, to... Agent: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Anne Kinsman

20080012707 - Optical article having an electrically responsive layer as an anti-theft feature and a system and method for inhibiting theft: A method of changing a functionality of an optical article is provided. The method includes exposing the optical article to an external stimulus. The optical article includes an electrically responsive layer being configured to transform from a first optical state to a second optical state upon exposure to the external... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20080012709 - Information carrier arrangement, washable textile goods and electronic ear tag for living beings: An information carrier arrangement for an item to be identified includes a detection plate connected to the item and an electric antenna associated with the item. An electronic chip or an electronic chip module is provided on the detection plate, and a coupling element is disposed on the detection plate... Agent: Thompson & Thompson, P.A.

20080012708 - Method and apparatus for handling wireless transmissions from a tag: A tag has a receiver section, a transmitter section, and a further section, the further section being responsive to receipt by the receiver section of a wireless signpost signal from one signpost in a group of signposts for thereafter inhibiting transmission of tag signals by the transmitter section pending receipt... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLP

20080012710 - Rfid beam forming system: A multi-protocol, multi-band array antenna system may be used in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system reader and sensory networks. The antenna array may include array elements with an integrated low noise amplifier. The system may employ digital beam forming techniques for transmission and steering of a beam to a specific... Agent: Irell & Manella LLP

20080012711 - Systems and methods for identifying lost or stolen devices: A method and system for identifying a lost or stolen device is disclosed herein. The system includes: a transmitter, coupled to said device, for transmitting identification information; a receiver for receiving the identification information transmitted by the transmitter, when the transmitter is within a defined distance from the receiver; and... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20080012712 - Contactless communication circuit and portable terminal: The present invention provides a contactless communication circuit having both a contactless communication card function and a contactless communication reader/writer function, which includes a capacitor section that forms a parallel-resonant circuit with a contactless communication antenna; and a capacitance switching section that makes a capacitance of the capacitor section effective... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080012713 - Method for connecting a bridge module to a substrate and multi-layer transponder: The invention relates to a method for connecting a flat bridge module; for chip modules to a flat substrate having a flat antenna on its upper side, in order to form a multi-layer transponder, wherein the bridge module has electrically conductive connection surfaces, wherein, in order to form a mechanical... Agent: Needle & Rosenberg, P.C.

20080012714 - Radio frequency identification tag: A radio frequency identification tag includes an antenna element embedded in a thin plate made of a resin material. A radio wave reflector made of metal is embedded in the thin plate. The radio wave reflector extends in parallel with the antenna element. The radio wave reflector serves to reflect... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20080012715 - Microprocessor operated, portable early fire detection and prevention device: The present invention is a battery powered, portable microprocessor based early warning alarming smoke detector. It provides the user two different time limited unattended alarms, as well an alarm for a tipped smoke detector; an alarm for a bumped smoke detector; an alarm based on nearby or lower elevation smoke... Agent: Mark S. Hubert P.C.

20080012716 - Strobe light alarm detection and alert system: A system is disclosed that detects an optical alarm signal, such as a strobe light signal generated by a building alarm system. Upon detecting such a signal, the system generates a supplemental alert signal capable of alerting an individual who might not otherwise respond to the alarm condition, such as... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20080012717 - Memory device capable of displaying available memory space thereof: A memory device capable of displaying available and used memory space thereof includes an interface configured to connect with an electronic device, an interface control unit, a microprogrammed control unit (MCU), a memory configured for communicating with the electronic devices under control of the MCU, and a display unit. The... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang Jeffrey T. Knapp

20080012718 - Amplifier and control method thereof: An amplifier 1 is arranged to amplify a sense signal from a sensor with low current consumption while maintaining sufficient sensitivity. The amplifier 1 comprises a detection circuit 2 which detects a signal level of the sense signal and outputs an alarm signal when the sense signal is in a... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20080012719 - Adjustable light barrier member: The present invention relates to an adjustable light barrier member comprising at least one control display, a fastening housing and a transmitter or receiver member rotatable in the fastening housing, with the control display being arranged at the pivot axle of the transmitter or receiver member.... Agent: Dilworth & Barrese, LLP

20080012720 - Current monitoring device for high voltage electric power lines: A current monitoring device (CMD) with a set of electromagnetic field sensors located within one or more grounded housings positioned within the combined electromagnetic fields generated by one or more electric power lines. The CMD includes electronics, typically located within the grounded housings, defining impedance networks that combine the measurements... Agent: Mehrman Law Office, P.C.

20080012721 - Self contained device for displaying electronic information: A thin flexible electronic display includes a flexible membrane, control circuitry, and self-contained power source, which may be a thin flexible battery. A display may be affixed to an associated device for use in displaying dynamic information or video.... Agent: Brouse Mcdowell Lpa

20080012722 - Adjustable lighting for displaying products: A system and method for controlling a variable light source where a variation in the light source can be triggered by utilizing a product identifier, such as for example RFIDs associated with the product being displayed to tell the controller to control the variable display case lighting to vary its... Agent: Blackwell Sanders LLP

20080012723 - Remote controller: A remote controller capable of outputting audio frequency signals is provided. The remote controller comprises a control circuit, a digital/analog converter and a wireless receiver/transmitter. The wireless receiver/transmitter is adopted for receiving audio frequency signals generated from an electronic device, and the control circuit is connected to the wireless receiver/transmitter... Agent: Paten Wireless Technology Inc.

20080012724 - Power line communications module and method: A device and method for communicating user data and utility metrology data over a power line is provided. In one embodiment, the method includes measuring a utility parameter to provide the utility data; storing the utility data in memory; transmitting the utility data over the power line; receiving first data... Agent: Capital Legal Group, LLC

20080012725 - Multi-user motor vehicle telemetric system and method: A multi-user vehicle telemetric system comprises vehicle interface units (VIUs), wireless gateways, and one or more central hosts. The VIU in a vehicle collects data over the OBD-II bus and stores the data in the form of DataPoint Records (DPRs) in an on-board non-volatile (e.g. flash) memory. When the VIU... Agent: Victoria Donnelly

20080012726 - Traffic management device and system: A smart traffic control device transmits information to approaching vehicles regarding its current and future state enabling vehicles to control their speed to avoid arriving at the traffic control device until it permits the passage of traffic, thus avoiding stopping, idling and reaccelerating when reaching the traffic control device. In... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20080012727 - Mirror having a field emission information display: A mirror having a field emission information display includes a semitransmitting reflective mirror body for a rear vision mirror located on the outside of a car, a field emission unit located in the semitransmitting reflective mirror body, and a control system located in the semitransmitting reflective mirror body. The field... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20080012728 - Information display system for aircraft: In current passenger aircraft, signs are used to represent specific information, which reproduce the information as writing or a pictogram. According to one exemplary embodiment of the present invention, an information display system for aircraft is specified, comprising a light source, a projection means, and a housing. For this purpose,... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20080012729 - Method and device for predicting the stopping position of an aircraft whilst landing:

20080012730 - Device for generating the standby function in a head-up display: The field of the invention is that of the generation of the standby function in aircraft cockpits. The term “standby” is the widely used English term for such a function. The invention relates to a device for generating the standby function for an aircraft. The device has inertia and pressure... Agent: Lowe Hauptman & Berner, LLP

20080012731 - Anti theft system: A method for identifying the position of a stolen vehicle is provided that includes the steps of detecting the start of an engine of the vehicle, retrieving vehicle identification information, establishing a connection to an external database of stolen vehicles, transmitting the retrieved vehicle identification information via a wireless communication... Agent: The Eclipse Group

20080012732 - Program, input evaluation system, and input evaluation method: An input evaluation system for evaluating an operation input of an operator, including: a drawing section which generates an image which seems to have a depth, a first moving object moving in an object space in the image; an information acquisition section which acquires operation information from an operation section... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20080012733 - System for information, location and schedule control for passenger transport vehicle: Location of vehicles is carried out using the global positioning system in such a manner that the signals of the system are captured by a receiver placed on each of the vehicles in such a way that the same receives and processes the information related to location, direction and speed... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C.

  
01/10/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing

20080007388 - Apparatus for identification, authorisation and/or notification: Apparatus is disclosed which comprises a sensor-readable contactless tag (2) physically associated with a wireless communication device (4). In one use of the apparatus, the device is arranged to receive a communication in response to reading of the tag. The apparatus is used in performing transactions in which the tag... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080007389 - Attendee management method and attendee management system: A determination is first made on the presence or absence of input of an advance application number as advance application information (S2). Here, when it is determined that the input is present (Y in S2), the advance application number and a reception number as identification information for identifying a wireless... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20080007390 - Vibrating silent alarm: An alarm is worn on the wrist and vibrates to alert the wearer of a set time. The alarm includes a wrist strap that is fastened by hook-and-loop material and includes a padded cover that extends over the face of the device to protect the device.... Agent: Sung I. Oh, Professional Law Corporation

20080007391 - Vehicle recovery system and method: A vehicle recovery system and method are disclosed. The system and method disable a misappropriated vehicle, position and ignite a smoke flare for ready detection of the public as to the whereabouts of the vehicle and provide a recovery center service. Use of unlicensed wireless data radio spectrum is used... Agent: Paul T. Potter

20080007392 - Vehicle weighing: A vehicle weight determination apparatus is disclosed which includes a receiver; a persistent memory storing a plurality of sensor identifiers, a like plurality of axle identifiers and a like plurality of correlation information, such that a given sensor identifier is associated with a given axle identifier and given correlation information.... Agent: Ralph A. Dowell Of Dowell & Dowell P.C.

20080007393 - Indicator for vehicle: An indicator for a vehicle having an engine and a transmission, includes a main engine speed indicator for indicating a present engine speed of the engine, and an auxiliary engine speed indicator for indicating an engine speed given after a gear shift operation of the transmission and calculated based upon... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080007394 - Integrated sensor and light level adjustment apparatus for \"daylight harvesting\": The invention is directed at a method and system for controlling lighting in an enclosed space. A daylight harvesting apparatus for controlling an amount of light in an associated work area comprises a sensor assembly for sensing an amount of illumination in a proximity of the apparatus; a controller for... Agent: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Anne Kinsman

20080007395 - Photoreceptor device, liquid crystal apparatus, and electronic apparatus: A photoreceptor device includes a photoreceptor unit, a detector, an amount-of-light controller, and a correcting unit. The photoreceptor unit includes one or more photoelectric converter elements, and converts received light into an electric signal and outputs the electric signal. The detector detects an illuminance of ambient light received by the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20080007397 - Methods and apparatus for an always on hazard warning system: Methods and apparatus for providing alerts or warnings of a variety of hazards are disclosed. A warning system is disclosed that continuously operates and is configured to receive and analyze advisory notices from publicly and/or privately available broadcasts that do not require registration of the device and/or user. Continuous operation... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)

20080007399 - Method and apparatus for providing location-specific information through a mobile device: A system that provides location-specific information through a mobile device. During operation, the system receives coordinates for a physical location of the mobile device from a global-positioning system (GPS) receiver within the mobile device. The system then retrieves a description of a point of interest within a specified range of... Agent: Intuit, Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP

20080007398 - System and method for tracking assets: A technique is provided for wirelessly tracking valuable assets during transit via a tracking system. The tracking system includes an event sensor for generating a trigger signal upon sensing an event and a position sensing device for receiving positional information of an asset being tracked. The tracking system also includes... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20080007396 - Graphical user interface for emergency apparatus and method for operating same: A communications system for emergency services personnel can include portable devices to be carried by emergency services personnel while at an emergency site. The portable devices each may have at least a first transceiver configured to communicate over a first network and the portable devices are configured to communicate with... Agent: The Small Patent Law Group LLP Suite 1611

20080007400 - Image projection system: A laser projector and software are disclosed. The software controls the laser projector for factory and warehouse floor-room marking and signage.... Agent: Stockwell & Smedley, Psc

20080007401 - Climate control monitoring system: A method or system for monitoring energy consumption in structures during construction. The system includes one or more sensor devices having a transmitter, repeater and energy consumption service. The one or more sensor devices sense one or more characteristics associated with energy. The sensors transmit a first data signal that... Agent: Warn, Hoffmann, Miller & Lalone, .p.c

20080007402 - Portable monitoring assembly: A portable monitoring assembly has a cellular phone, an operation base, a phone controlling process and an image analyzing process. The cellular phone is capable of capturing images. The operation base has an alarming module and a connecting interface. The connecting interface is mounted on the operation base to detachablely... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.

20080007403 - Home security system intergrating local wireless network and external communication networks: The invention is to provide a home security system capable of linking to an external communication network. N terminals are capable of linking to the external communication network. The home security system includes M sensing units and a coordinator. Each of the M sensing units includes a sensor and a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080007404 - Methods, devices and security systems utilizing wireless networks and detection devices: Security systems, methods, and devices for monitoring a region for movement utilize a wireless network detector having a directional antenna and a transmitter for transmitting the detected wireless network signal strength to a computer. Analysis of changes in the signal strength measurements determines the presence of movement requiring a response.... Agent: Attn: Barbara Krebs Yuill Dunlap Codding & Rogers, P.C.

20080007405 - Outdoor warning device: An outdoor warning device is disclosed. The outdoor warning device comprises a sensor, a controller, an alarm module and a power supply. The sensor is adopted for sensing moving objects and generating a sensing signal. The controller is connected to the sensor and is adopted for receiving the sensing signal... Agent: Seven Stars Electronics Taiwan Ltd.

20080007406 - Computing platform security apparatus, systems, and methods: Apparatus and systems, as well as methods and articles, may operate to receive status from an operating system (OS)-independent module capable of providing OS-independent geolocation information associated with a device to a network at some time before executing an operating system.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20080007408 - Switch detection device using rfid tag: A switch detection device using RFID tags is disclosed. The switch detection device includes a RFID tag, a conducting circuit loop and a switch connected to the conducting circuit loop to form a control circuit. The switch is controlled to turn on or off, leading to the closing or opening... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20080007407 - Zone supervision system: A zone supervision system having supervisory override is disclosed. The zone supervision system includes a first tag worn by an individual to be supervised, a second tag worn by a supervisor, one or more monitoring units capable of detecting the first and second tags, and an alarm mechanism operably connected... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP

20080007409 - Making and securing identification tags: Various method of making RFID tags, RF-responsive antennae and other circuitry in flexible sheet form with touch fastener elements extending from one side of the sheet, for securing the tags. Some methods include continuous roll forming methods and/or the filling of molded channels with conductive compositions.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20080007412 - Method of addressing messages and communications system: A method of establishing wireless communications between an interrogator and individual ones of multiple wireless identification devices, the method comprising combining tree search and Aloha methods to establish communications between the interrogator and individual ones of the multiple wireless identification devices without collision. A system comprising an interrogator, and a... Agent: Wells, St. John, Roberts, Gregory & Matkin P.s.

20080007410 - System and method for obtaining information from objects provided with bar codes and rfid tags: In a system for obtaining information from a data carrier provided on an object to be transported by a conveyor at a conveying speed, a first reading device is positioned in proximity to the conveyor and configured to employ at least one first technology to obtain information from the data... Agent: Siemens Schweiz Ag I-47, Intellectual Property

20080007411 - Tracking surgical implements with integrated circuits: A system and method of tracking medical products provides for associating a group of medical products with a group location based on a group radio frequency identification (RF ID) device signal, where the group includes a first unit and a second unit. The first unit is associated with a first... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon

20080007413 - Wireless tag reading/writing apparatus, communication method for the wireless tag reading/writing apparatus and wireless tag relating to the communication method: A terminated antenna, which is an antenna being terminated at ends, is provided, and the terminated antenna is electromagnetically connected with an antenna of a wireless tag to communicate. Thus, the remaining power or redundant power therewithin is transferred to the terminated antenna and is transformed to thermal energy at... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20080007414 - Uninterruptible power supply controller and method: Exemplary embodiments include an uninterruptible power supply including: at least two inputs in operable communication with a plurality of switches; a plurality of AND gates in operable communication with the plurality of switches; a plurality of NOR gates in operable communication with the plurality of switches; a plurality of inverters... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Rochester Division

20080007415 - Circuit monitoring device: The circuit monitoring device is disclosed. The device is for monitoring circuit resistance. At configurable thresholds digital flags are triggered, the device can be used as a Security/Building management system. The device uses open technology is fully scaleable and allows programmable logic controllers to be used as security management systems.... Agent: Kirk Hahn

20080007416 - Sensing current flowing through a power line: There is provided a method for measuring a parameter of a power frequency current being carried by a power line. The method that includes (a) transducing a power frequency current flowing through a power line, into a power frequency voltage, via an inductive coupler that couples a communications signal from... Agent: Charles N.j. Ruggiero, Esq. Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, L.L.P.

20080007417 - Safety device and method for an automatically operating installation having at least one moveable part: A safety device for an automatically operating installation determines at least one movement variable of a moving installation part in a safety-related manner. The safety device includes an acceleration sensor and an evaluation unit. The acceleration sensor is adapted to be coupled to the moving installation part in order to... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20080007418 - Proximity-triggered handrail cueing system with automatic attention capture: The present invention provides a proximity-triggered handrail cueing system with automatic attention capture for providing visual and auditory cues that automatically and involuntarily (subconsciously) attract attention to the handrail. The system includes a hand railing (i.e. handrail or grab bar) constructed from translucent or transparent plastic tubing, a series of... Agent: Ralph A. Dowell Of Dowell & Dowell P.C.

20080007419 - Light driving device: A light driving device comprises a signal generator, a demultiplexer and a light driving circuit. The signal generator generates a signal. The demultiplexer converts the signal to at least a control signal. The light driving circuit is controlled by the control signal.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080007420 - Remote control device: The present invention provides for a simplified remote control device for use by small children and others without supervision or assistance. Each button of a remote control device may be programmed to correspond to a specific track or chapter of a DVD or to a specific channel for a television.... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)

20080007421 - Measurement-while-drilling (mwd) telemetry by wireless mems radio units: A system for transmitting measurement-while-drilling (MWD) data from at least one downhole device positioned within a borehole containing drilling mud to at least one surface device, comprising a downhole tool positioned within the borehole, a plurality of wireless MEMS radio units, wherein the MEMS radio units are selectively positioned within... Agent: Winstead PC

20080007422 - Downhole communication: A downhole signal receiving system where a pair of setting devices (51) are used to electrically connect with downhole structure and are connected to one another by a bulk conductor (52). Signals are extracted by using a detecting means (53) that does not interrupt the conduction path. The tool provides... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20080007423 - Method and apparatus for downlink communication using dynamic threshold values for detecting transmitted signals: The present invention provides a method and system in which signals from the surface are sent by changing flow rate of the drilling fluid supplied to the drill string during drilling of a wellbore. The signals are sent based on a fixed or dynamic time period schemes so that the... Agent: Madan, Mossman & Sriram, P.C.

20080007424 - Apparatus for interfacing with a transmission path: A downhole communication apparatus has a signal coupler disposed in an end of a downhole tubular component. The signal coupler has a transceiver portion and a conductor portion. A data conductor integrated into the downhole tubular component is operably connected at a junction to the conductor portion of the signal... Agent: Tyson J. Wilde Novatek International, Inc.

20080007425 - Downhole component with multiple transmission elements: A tubular component in a downhole tool string has a first end and a second end. The first end includes first and second inductive couplers, and the second end includes third and fourth inductive couplers. The component has a first conductive medium and second conductive medium. The first conductive medium... Agent: Joe Fox

20080007426 - Modified use of a standard message protocol for inter-module communications within a utility meter: A utility meter may comprise a plurality of modules providing functionality such as metrology, communications, registering power consumption, and other meter personality features. The modules may be connected to one another and configured to communicate within the meter (inter-module communications) using a standards-based protocol that, for intra-meter communications, omits unneeded... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20080007428 - Driving support apparatus: A driving support apparatus includes: an image sensing device that photographs side region of a vehicle and rearward region of a vehicle while altering an angle of view; a display unit that displays video images photographed by the image sensing device so as to be visible to a driver of... Agent: Carrier, Blackman & Associates, P.C.

20080007427 - Illuminated traffic directing gloves: A hand-held apparatus for directing the flow of traffic is disclosed. The palm side of a glove includes multiple high intensity red light emitting diodes (LEDs), and the back side of the glove includes multiple high intensity green LEDs. A control circuit coupled to the red and green high intensity... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20080007429 - Visibility condition determining device for vehicle: A visibility condition determining device for a vehicle has a lighting device, an in-vehicle camera and an image processing unit. The lighting device is mounted on the vehicle and irradiates an outside of the vehicle with its light beam. The in-vehicle camera picks up an image including a transmission space... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20080007430 - Visual navigational aids based on high intensity leds: A visual navigational aid for guiding the approach path of incoming aircrafts, ships or other vehicles. The visual navigational aid comprises high intensity light emitting diodes (LEDs) or LED arrays and optical beam shaping apparatus that produce multiple light beams with different colors or flash patterns to guide the incoming... Agent: Frank F. Tian

20080007431 - Remote monitoring system: Remote monitoring system for alerting a user of an alarm or a return-to-normal situation. The remote monitoring system has a wireless transceiver for receiving and transmitting text messages via a wireless network to a particular wireless device, such as a cellular or satellite telephone. Coupled to the transceiver is at... Agent: Bohan, Mathers & Associates, LLC

20080007432 - Diagnosis apparatus and method for diagnosing connection state of vehicle antenna: In diagnosis apparatus and method for diagnosing a vehicle antenna, the vehicle antenna performing transmission and reception of electric waves to and from a portable unit, the vehicle antenna is driven to perform communications with the portable unit when a first condition is satisfied and the vehicle antenna is driven... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

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