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01/29/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090027160 - Entry system for vehicle: An engine starting apparatus having the function of adjusting the transmission power of an electronic key to an intensity appropriate for transportation when the vehicle is transported is provided. An on-vehicle control means (key collating ECU) checks the presence of a fuse which is removed when the vehicle is transported... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20090027159 - Method and central device for controlling access to secure areas or devices: A mobile device which is assigned to a person transmits an identification to a central device where localization of the mobile device is initiated. After the mobile device has been located in an area of an access system, the identification is checked for authorization for access via the access system.... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090027161 - Access control system and method for controlling access to a monitored element: The present invention provides an access control system for controlling access to equipment, the system comprises a storage location for storing a plurality of electronic access devices, each being associated with a particular piece of equipment. A control means is arranged to identify the user and to allow a selection... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP

20090027162 - Controllable rfid device, and method: A radio frequency identification (RFID) device has controllable features that allow for modification of its interaction with external devices, such as RFID readers. The RFID device may have multiple antennas, coupled to multiple contacts of a chip of the device. The chip may include a real or virtual switch for... Agent: Jonathan A. Platt Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090027167 - Energy self-sufficient radiofrequency transmitter: The energy self-sufficient radiofrequency transmitter has at least one electromechanical transducer with a rectifier circuit connected downstream and with a voltage converter circuit. A logic circuit configuration is connected to the voltage converter circuit. The logic circuit configuration has a sequence controller a memory in which an identification code is... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090027164 - Medical information management system for medical institution: According to the present invention, a medical information management system comprises an IC tag reader terminal for information from an IC tag storing the information on the medical item delivered; a first IC tag reader-writer terminal for writing to the IC tag attached to the shipping medical item; an IC... Agent: Berenato, White & Stavish, LLC

20090027163 - Radio frequency identification tag holding and paper roll assembly: A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag holding is for being applied to an object. The object has a receiving space having an opening direction. The RFID tag holding includes a supporting member for fixing in the receiving space. The supporting member has a carrier region for carrying an RFID tag.... Agent: Hdsl

20090027166 - Radio tag and system: Passive tags use two antennas with only limited mutual coupling one of which receives a power/clock field and the other of which receives a data signal. An area-reading antenna, or two or more antennas, are deployed to generate the power/clock field, from a base station. The base station, or active... Agent: Marina Larson & Associates, LLC

20090027165 - Systems and methods for object localization and path identification based on rfid sensing: A networked radio frequency identification system includes a plurality of radio frequency identification (RFID) tag readers, a computer in signal communication with the RFID tag readers over a network, and a software module for storage on and operable by the computer that localizes RFID tags based on information received from... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20090027168 - Methods and systems of rfid tags using rfid circuits and antennas having unmatched frequency ranges: Methods and systems of RFID tags using RFID circuits and antennas having unmatched frequency ranges. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are RFID tags comprising a RFID circuit configured to operate with an antenna having a first range of resonant frequencies, a tag antenna coupled to the RFID circuit... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing

20090027169 - Transmitter/receiver for radio communication, rfid system and receiving method for transmitter/receiver for radio communication: A transmitter/receiver for radio communication according to an embodiment of the present invention has: a transmission circuit for generating a transmission signal; a demodulation circuit for demodulating a receive signal; an antenna circuit for transmitting the transmission signal from the transmission circuit and receiving the receive signal and guiding the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090027170 - Two directional information flow in real time location sensing rfid networks: An RFID system with a plurality of tags and base stations where transmission of information to a specific tag is carried out by one of the base stations, where said one of the base stations is selected based on location of the tag relative to the plurality of the base... Agent: Henry T. Brendzel

20090027171 - Method and device for the power-saving operation of a plurality of rfid data carriers: A method and a device for power-saving operation of a plurality of RFID data carriers, whereby the RFID data carrier has a transmission and reception antenna, by way of which data are sent to and received from a read/write unit, by means of a radio signal, and the data carrier... Agent: The Maxham Firm

20090027172 - Method and device for the power-saving operation of rfid data carriers: A method and a device for power-saving operation of RFID data carriers, whereby the RFID data carrier has a transmission and reception antenna, by way of which data are sent to or received from a transmission/read unit, by means of a radio signal, within a transmission field, whereby the data... Agent: The Maxham Firm

20090027173 - Rfid device wtih control logic, and method: A radio frequency identification (RFID) device has controllable features that allow for modification of its interaction with external devices, such as RFID readers. The RFID device may have multiple antennas, coupled to multiple contacts of a chip of the device. The chip may include a real or virtual switch for... Agent: Jonathan A. Platt Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090027174 - Method of transmitting signals via reinforced steel bar: The present invention teaches methods and systems for transmitting signals in a building utilizing the reinforced steel bar structure in the building. The methods and systems allow the transmission and receipt of signals in residences and offices in older buildings while avoiding system reconfiguration, high cost cabling, and over-invasive installation.... Agent: Attn: Maquita Wong The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

20090027175 - Data transmission method and device for a/c systems: A method for modulating the effective power in one or several power consuming devices disposed in an A/C system in order to transmit data on a power supply line thereof by specifically varying the effective power in the connected device. In order to transmit the data, the momentary value of... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20090027176 - System and method for providing road information in advance: A system for providing a vehicle and/or the driver in advance with road information, the system including at least one message disposed at any point along the road, the message including information of at least one characteristic of an upcoming section of the road, at least one sensor mounted on... Agent: Deborah A. Gador

20090027177 - Processor controlled adaptive safety system with remote shutdown: The present invention is a Processor Controlled Adaptive Safety System intended for personal vehicles such as All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), golf carts, personal watercraft, and snow machines. Additionally it may be implemented on manufacturing and industrial processes. This invention uses a microprocessor and associated program to evaluate the vehicle/system operator... Agent: David John Hodder

20090027178 - Safety alarm for tractor-trailers: An alarm system for use with unloading tractor-trailers includes an alarm that is physically located within the tractor-trailer and connected to a fixed structure located outside the tractor-trailer. If the tractor-trailer inadvertently pulls away from the loading dock while a forklift driver is in the trailer, the alarm will go... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20090027179 - Auxiliary device for handling a vehicle: A device for assisting in handling a vehicle having a sensing system for sensing the surroundings of the vehicle, a processing unit for processing the data collected by the sensing system, and a visual display device for displaying the collected data. In order to provide an auxiliary device for handling... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090027180 - Forward object sensor: A forward object sensor includes a plurality of stationary on-road object recognizing units. The stationary on-road object recognizing units recognize a forward object as a stationary on-road object when a preceding vehicle has passed over the forward object, when a preceding vehicle is located ahead of the forward object, when... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090027181 - Collision detection apparatus and method for same: A collision detector includes a chamber, a pressure sensor, and a bumper absorber. The chamber defines a hollow space, and the pressure sensor detects a pressure in the hollow space. The bumper absorber absorbs impact caused by a collision of an object with a vehicle, and covers an outer periphery... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090027182 - Tire/wheel assembly: Tire/wheel assemblies that each include a wheel with an air valve mounted thereto and a tire mounted to the wheel, and can each be equipped with an air pressure detecting unit for detecting the air pressure of the tire. A weight balance of the wheel itself is set so that... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090027184 - Capacitive pressure sensor: A capacitive pressure sensor comprises a pair of conductive plates surrounding a compressible dielectric to form a capacitor. Changes in pressure create changes in the capacitance of the capacitor, which in turn may be measured to determine the changes in pressure. The pressure sensor may be constructed to be temperature... Agent: Christensen O'connor Johnson Kindness PLLC

20090027183 - Tire localization system: A tire localization system for locating the position of a tire of a vehicle having five or more wheels, includes a number of tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) wheel modules of a vehicle TPMS, each wheel module being attached to each one of the wheels or a tire thereof, respectively.... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC

20090027185 - Method and system for improving the monitoring of the external environment of a motor vehicle: The invention relates to a method and system for improving the monitoring of the external environment of a motor vehicle. According to the invention, the vehicle comprises a built-in system for detecting objects with which it is likely to collide, within a monitored area covering a blind spot, comprising a... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090027186 - Turn signal self cancellation system: A motor vehicle turn signal cancelling device operated by a turn signal cancelling member projecting from the steering wheel includes a frame structure and a mounting member attached thereto. A fixture having a central portion positioned between oppositely extending first and second arms is pivotally mounted to the mounting member... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20090027187 - Monitoring system and temperature controller: The present invention provides A monitoring system comprising a display device, an abnormality detection means for monitoring an object and when detecting an abnormality of the monitored object, outputting an abnormality signal, and a display control means for causing the display device to present an abnormality display, further comprising a... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090027188 - Protecting children and passengers with respect to a vehicle: There is provided a system and methods for mitigation of the potential dangers to which at least a child, and passengers, are exposed to prior to, during travel and after travel, when outside and adjacent a vehicle. Potential dangers to which a child is exposed are risks associated with driving... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090027190 - Method and apparatus for a low-power radio broadcast alert for monitoring systems: Methods and apparatuses for instrumentation to broadcast an alert or status condition which solves the problems of close proximity or a hard-wired connection are presented. One method uses a low-power radio broadcast transmitter to broadcast a message during an alert or status condition.... Agent: Bell, Boyd, & Lloyd LLP

20090027189 - System for controlling an automation process: A system for controlling a process. A a control unit includes a controller, capable of transmitting data to at least one actuator capable of affecting the process, which may be controlled by the controller. The controller also being capable of transmitting data to at least one sensor capable of measuring... Agent: Venable LLP

20090027191 - Method and apparatus for determining a physical location of a customer: A method and apparatus for determining a physical location of a customer of a network service, e.g., a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service are disclosed. For example, the method receives a network communications protocol message containing a geographical coordinate data from a Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) device being used... Agent: At&t Corp.

20090027192 - Portable alarm apparatus for warning persons: Portable alarm apparatus for warning a person is provided which includes a manually portable housing or base unit; a constant power supply supported by the base unit, the constant power supply including an external power supply having an interface connectible to a power source external of the base unit, the... Agent: Fernandez & Associates LLP

20090027193 - Tracking system of human beings, animals or objects: The present invention is about a tracking system of human beings suitable for geographical and temporal identification of all individuals to be benefited by the system. The tamper-proof tracking system of human beings, according to the invention, comprises: a) one or more transceiver devices located inside the body to be... Agent: Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz Intellectual Property Department

20090027194 - Door locking/unlocking unit: A door locking/unlocking apparatus includes a housing, a locking mechanism, at least one control device for controlling the locking mechanism and at least one sensory device, so that the door locking/unlocking apparatus enables a door controlled by the apparatus to be automatically unlocked upon the detection or presence of smoke... Agent: Edwin D. Schindler

20090027195 - Augmented security system: A system for augmenting security sensor accuracy and reduction of false alarm signals. The system includes the security sensor system along with an external sensor system for measuring the effect of environmental conditions on the security sensors and further includes a sensor data augmentation component to adjust the sensitivity of... Agent: Kris T. Fredrick Patent Services

20090027196 - System and method for premises monitoring and control using self-learning detection devices: The present invention is directed to systems and methods in which monitors track their respective parameters. Based on the learned activity, the monitors control operational aspects of the premises. The monitors thus learn and remember how the premises is used. When a possible trouble condition is detected, the system compares... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p

20090027197 - Lock input device for a security system: A security system is for monitoring a door movably disposed within a frame. A lock is adjustable between a locked configuration and an unlocked configuration and a lock sensor is configured to generate a signal when the lock adjusts to the unlocked configuration. A door sensor is configured to generate... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20090027198 - Optical security sensor for a door: A security assembly includes a first building structure at least partially defining a building opening. The first building structure has a first surface. A movable building structure is movable between a closed position in which the movable building structure covers the opening and an open position in which the movable... Agent: Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

20090027199 - Coded security sensor for a door: A method of detecting a position of a movable building structure includes mounting a readable code in association with a first surface of the movable building structure or with a second surface of a second structure. A code reader is mounted in association with the other of the first surface... Agent: Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

20090027200 - Electronic wireless detecting and alarm device allowing monitoring of fluid level in a tank or cistern: The invention concerns an electronic device for monitoring a reservoir (14) or a tank. The invention consists of two electronic elements, module (13) and module (15). Module (13) controls the reservoir using a telemetric measurement (1) and reports to module (15) via a radio link (3 and 5). By analyzing... Agent: George A. Seaby Seaby & Associates

20090027201 - Burglarproof apparatus for an electronic machine: A burglarproof apparatus, which is built in an electronic machine with a communication connecting port being electrically connected to an end of a communication cable and another end of the communication cable being connected to a communication device, includes a detect unit, a controller and a warning component. The detect... Agent: G. Link Co., Ltd.

20090027205 - Article sales data processing apparatus: An article sales data processing apparatus comprises a wireless tag reading unit configured to read data in a wireless tag attached to an article, a processing unit configured to process sales data for the article sold as one transaction, on the basis of the data in the wireless tag read... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090027202 - Rfid system with integrated switched antenna array and multiplexer electronics: An RFID detection system for determining the location of tagged items within an interrogation zone. The system includes one or more printed circuit boards coupled to each other and placed within a region of the interrogation zone. Each printed circuit board contains an antenna array having one or more antennas... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.

20090027204 - Rfid tag having a transmitter/receiver exposed from an insulator surface and a method for manufacturing the same: In an RFID tag including an IC chip for storing information, a thermoplastic resin surrounding the IC chip, and a circuit for transmitting or receiving radio signals bearing the information, the circuit is further fixedly adhered on the thermoplastic resin in a fashion being exposed out of the surface of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090027203 - Systems and methods for object localization and path identification based on rfid sensing: A networked radio frequency identification system includes a plurality of radio frequency identification (RFID) tag readers, a computer in signal communication with the RFID tag readers over a network, and a software module for storage on and operable by the computer that localizes RFID tags based on information received from... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20090027206 - Radio frequency identification tag, method of fabricating the same, and method of using the same: A radio frequency identification tag is provided. The radio frequency identification tag includes a body and a cutting indication formed on the body. The body includes a substrate, an antenna disposed on the substrate and an integrated circuit disposed on the substrate and electrically connected to the antenna for performing... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20090027207 - Method and system for securing movement of an object: A method for securing movement of an object through a secure area includes providing a first electronic tag for the object, the first tag having a first memory and a second electronic tag, having a second memory, for an individual. The first memory stores an attribute of object and information... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090027208 - Rfid tag containing two tuned circuits: An RFID tag is disclosed adapted to be read by an interrogator including a reader antenna having a carrier frequency. The tag includes a first circuit including a first inductor and a first capacitor, wherein the first circuit is tuned to a frequency above the carrier frequency to compensate for... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090027209 - Dual antenna base station for improved rfid localization: A base station that uses an antenna assembly and associated signal processing where the antenna assembly includes at least one directional antenna, developing information from which a determination is made regarding the direction from which a received signal is coming. By employing a plurality of such base stations the location... Agent: Henry T. Brendzel

20090027210 - Rfid tag mounting package and manufacturing method thereof: In an RFID tag mounting package mounted with an RFID tag and a manufacturing method thereof, in order to have sufficient communication performance without spoiling the design property of the package to which a conductive film is applied, a package is obtained by assembling a structural material in which a... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.

20090027211 - Electronic swimmer monitoring system: Electronic Tags are mounted on swimmers to reduce their risk of drowning by identifying when their heads are underwater for periods of time which may indicate a dangerous submersion situation, and for triggering corresponding alerts and alarms. In this method, each monitored person is equipped with a lightweight electronic Tag... Agent: Mark S. Nowotarski

20090027212 - Drowsy state determination device and method: A blink detection section generates an eye-closure signal indicating the duration of a period for which the driver closes his/her eyes. An eye-closure count section calculates the respective occurrence frequencies of single eye closures in a prescribed measurement period for a first eye-closure period threshold and a second eye-closure period... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090027213 - Perishable product electronic label including time and temerature measurement: An electronic assembly may be contained in a label that performs time-temperature integration (TTI) and indicates that time and/or temperature levels have been reached that may compromise the quality, shelf life, or safety of the item to which the label is affixed. The label may be used on a wide... Agent: Brooks, Cameron & Huebsch , PLLC

20090027214 - Fuel filter monitor: The fuel filter monitor measures pressure upstream and downstream of a fuel filter or filter bank. A solid state differential pressure sensor senses the pressure difference across the filter or filter bank. The analog output of the pressure sensor is connected to an electronic gauge for continuous monitoring of the... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.

20090027215 - Guardian angel christmas tree topper: A Christmas tree topper includes a housing manufactured from a predetermined material and having a predetermined size and a predetermined shape adapted for use on a Christmas tree as a Christmas tree-top ornament. The tree topper has an interior space adjacent a bottom thereof. A detector mechanism is disposed within... Agent: James Ray & Associates

20090027216 - Oxygen sensing device: The oxygen sensing device contains a power circuit supplying the electricity required, an oxygen sensor for detecting the oxygen concentration in the atmosphere, an alarm system issuing an audible or visual alarm signal, and a controller. The controller is a computing device having a preset threshold value that continuously obtains... Agent: Leong C Lei

20090027217 - Sensing apparatus for electromagnetic wave intensity: The present invention relates to a sensing apparatus for electromagnetic (EM) wave intensity, which comprises a receiving unit, a conversion unit, and an alarm unit. The receiving unit receives an EM wave, and produces a corresponding current signal to the conversion unit. The conversion unit converts the current signal to... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090027218 - Battery case and secondary battery using the same: A battery case and a secondary battery incorporating the battery case, comprised of the battery case being provided with a push button of pressure distribution structure in order to prevent a push button mount from being damaged due to the pressure against the push button for checking residual capacity. The... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090027219 - Dimming system powered by two current sources and having an operation indicator module: A dimming system and method of operating the same are provided. The dimming system includes a first terminal configured to operatively connect to a first conductive line, a second terminal configured to operatively connect to a second conductive line, and a third terminal configured to operatively connect to a third... Agent: Leviton Manufacturing Company Incorporated (cdfs) C/o Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP

20090027220 - Method and device for manual triggering: a processing circuit that processes the signal, and adapted to detect a modulation of the electromagnetic field representative of a push on the surface with a predetermined pressure and to command, upon detection, the change in appearance of a warning device visible from the outside of the housing.... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090027221 - Sensor system and method for determining the weight and/or position of a seat occupant: A sensor system for determining the weight and/or position of a seat occupant, comprising at least two spaced-apart weight force sensors which provide measured weight force signals, and a control device which generates a signal characterising the weight and/or the position of a seat occupant, on the basis of the... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20090027223 - Location rating system and method: A user may submit a rating of a place or event through a location-aware mobile device. The location-aware mobile device may be configured to include or transmit location coordinates with the rating sent to a user ratings aggregation service. The aggregation service may receive the rating and use the coordinates... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Slc

20090027222 - Providing services to a mobile device in a personal network: A method may include receiving a request from a device for a service; determining a location of the device; determining, based on the location of the device, one or more devices that may provide the requested service; providing information to the device regarding the one or more devices that may... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP

20090027224 - Indicator unit and television set: This indicator unit includes a light source portion and a lens member including a first reflecting portion reflecting light received from the light source portion in a prescribed direction, a second reflecting portion reflecting the light reflected by the first reflecting portion and light received from the light source portion... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090027225 - Method and apparatus for providing occupancy information in a fire alarm system: A method is provided for presenting occupancy information in a fire alarm system. The method includes obtaining event data indicative of an emergency event within a zone of a premises, obtaining count information indicative of a number of individuals within the zone of the premises, and displaying the event data... Agent: Gerald M. Bluhm Senior Patent And Trademark Counsel

20090027226 - Table accessory: An apparatus for providing a silent signal to a waiter/waitress that one of service is required and service is not required. The apparatus comprises a base member having a first predetermined shape and formed of a first predetermined material. A signaling member is engageable with the base member and has... Agent: James Ray & Associates

20090027227 - Remote area sensor system: A communications system comprises a primary wireless network and at least one secondary wireless networks, the primary and secondary wireless networks differing in at least one characteristic, at least one sensor unit comprising a means for sensing a parameter and a node of that secondary network adapted to transmit data... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20090027228 - System and method for wirelessly communicating battery status: Described is a system, an apparatus, and a method for wirelessly communicating battery status. The apparatus may include at least one contact receiving power from a battery; a wireless component communicating with a wireless communication device joined to a surface of the battery; and a processor connected to the wireless... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP/ Motorola

20090027229 - Smart armor: A smart armor system for use with body armor or armor on a vehicle and other remotely located devices is disclosed. The smart armor system includes a control hub for managing and analyzing multiple incoming wireless and wired data streams. The system also includes at least one sensor module sensor... Agent: Michael T. Raggio Raggio & Dinnin, P.C.

20090027230 - Method for displaying dynamically determined priority lanes to customers returning vehicles to a vehicle rental company: A method for displaying dynamically determined priority lanes for customers returning vehicles to a vehicle rental company. The method includes identifying a vehicle being returned by a customer to a vehicle rental company by an identification device and dynamically determining directions for the customer based on at least one of... Agent: Procentris, Inc.

20090027231 - Parking information sensing device and providing method thereof: A parking information sensing device is disclosed. Each parking space in a parking lot is disposed with a parking information sensing device for detecting whether there is a car on the parking space. By means of a driving control circuit, the parking information sensing device drives a light emitting unit... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090027232 - Radio-frequency communication system for aircraft: The invention relates to a radio-frequency communication system (1), comprising at least one radio-frequency transceiver (2, 3, 4), for transmission and reception according to a VDL mode 3 standard and for reception of status information for a radio-frequency communication of said radio-frequency transceiver (2, 3, 4) and a first man/machine... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.

01/22/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090021344 - Method and system for controlling an ignition switch and an operational state of a vehicle: Methods and systems for controlling an operational state of a vehicle having a keyless rotary ignition switch and a locking mechanism coupled to the keyless rotary ignition switch are provided. The locking mechanism is disengaged to allow the keyless rotary ignition switch to be rotated from a first position to... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff

20090021343 - Rfid intrusion protection system and methods: Systems and methods for RFID intrusion protection are defined. The system uses RFID sensors coupled with one or more servers to detect unauthorized scanning or programming of RFID tags. The system has active defense mechanisms to block unauthorized communications between a rogue RFID reader and one or more tags. Special... Agent: Clements Bernard Miller

20090021346 - Wireless module security system and method: A wireless module security system and method is provided which includes, in one embodiment providing security data to a wireless module. The security data including a security code provided to the wireless module after the wireless module has been activated. The method for providing the security code. includes encrypting the... Agent: Rogitz & Associates

20090021345 - Dynamic control containment unit: The present invention is a dynamic control containment unit for holding a plurality of discrete items, including a signal emitting mechanism associated with each of the plurality of discrete items, an enclosed housing having at least one receptacle accessible by a user and having at least one of the plurality... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.c.

20090021348 - Rolling code security system: A rolling code transmitter is useful in a security system for providing secure encrypted RF transmission comprising an interleaved trinary bit fixed code and rolling code. A receiver demodulates the encrypted RF transmission and recovers the fixed code and rolling code. Upon comparison of the fixed and rolling codes with... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery

20090021347 - Systems and methods for monitoring and actuating a vehicle gate: Systems and methods for monitoring and actuating a vehicle gate are provided by certain embodiments of the invention. Data associated with a vehicle at the gate is collected and at least of the portion of the collected data is analyzed to identify one or more exceptions. A determination is made... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

20090021349 - Method to record and authenticate a participant's biometric identification of an event via a network: The current invention is a method to improve the integrity or identification theft of content, such as emails, websites, and software, for example, by revealing the identity of the participant. In particular, the method ensures the participant's identity by requiring biometric input unique to the participant, creating a program which... Agent: Clements Bernard Miller

20090021351 - Information collection system and information collection robot: An information collection system is provided, which can automatically calculate an operation or a travel path of a tag reader for collecting information of an RF tag. The information collection system of the present invention moves, in a movable area of a two-dimensional map, the tag reader along a surface... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090021350 - Portable electronic device, security system and method for determining allowable operating range of portable electronic device: There is provided a portable electronic device limiting an allowable operating range thereof for security reason and a security system using the portable electronic device. A security system 10 includes a mobile-phone 100 and an item 101. The mobile-phone 100 has functions of a registering unit 501, a judging unit... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, Pc

20090021352 - Radio frequency ic device and electronic apparatus: A radio frequency IC device includes a radio frequency IC chip arranged to process a transmitted/received signal, a printed circuit board on which the radio frequency IC chip is mounted, an electrode arrange on the circuit board, and a loop electrode that is arranged on the circuit board so that... Agent: Murata Manufacturing Company, Ltd. C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20090021353 - Control device, rfid tag reading system and rfid tag reader: It is an object of the present invention to avoid communication congestion and collision by effectively assigning a unit radio channel for transmission and reception to RFID tag readers using the same unit radio channel group. Herein disclosed is an RFID tag reading system for reading an RFID tag using... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20090021354 - Input device: There are provided an input means 2 that allows information to be input as touched by an operator, a vibration application means 3 disposed on a back side of the input means 2, and a control means 5. The input means 2 is a touch panel 6. The vibration application... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090021355 - Driver assistance system having a device for detecting special situations: A driver assistance system includes a position finding system (12) for locating objects in the surroundings of a vehicle and at least one assistance function, as well as a device for recognizing special situations by recognizing a characteristic signature in at least one distribution of position finding data in a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090021356 - Method and device for recognizing tiredness: In a method and in a device for detecting when the driver of a motor vehicle becomes tired, the tiredness is determined as a function of a detected steering inactivity phase and a subsequent steering action. In this context, the steering inactivity phase is logically combined with the steering actions... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090021357 - Wireless and keyless vehicle entry alarm alert system: A wireless keyless entry system can lock, unlock automotive doors, trunks, etc. without the use of an ignition key and can disarm an onboard anti-theft alarm system or in the alterative can trigger the alarm as a deterrent. The novelty of this invention relates to the fact that the owner... Agent: Alexander J. Evans

20090021359 - Collision detector: A walker collision detector includes a chamber member and a pressure sensor. The chamber member defines a chamber. On a back side of the chamber member, a concave for housing the pressure sensor is formed. The pressure sensor is connected to the chamber member for detecting the pressure in the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090021358 - Lane deviation warning system: The lane deviation warning system is provided, including a traveling lane detection unit for detecting a traveling lane; an operation detection unit connected to at least a sensor and for detecting motion of the vehicle in real time; a controller for controlling to calculate and output a traveling lane deviation... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)

20090021360 - System and method for alerting a driver of a hybrid electric vehicle that the vehicle is in a drive state: An engine of a hybrid electric vehicle is started following a determination that the vehicle is not moving, the ignition system is in a run state, a door is open, and the engine is not running to alert a driver that the vehicle is in a drive state.... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.c./fgtl

20090021361 - Vehicle control device and vehicle provided with the same: A vehicle control device simplifies input work of a password that puts a vehicle in a usable state, on an emergency occasion, in which a portable equipment (smart key) cannot be used. A system display unit flashes on an emergency occasion when a password is input without the use of... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.l.p.

20090021362 - Tire pressure monitor system tool with re-learn and diagnostic procedures: A tire pressure monitor system tool that stores information regarding a plurality of tire pressure monitor systems. The information may include procedures for resetting and diagnosing the tire pressure monitor system. The tool may include a storing module that stores the information and a displaying module that causes the information... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20090021363 - Tire pressure monitoring system and method for the allocation of tire modules in a tire pressure monitoring system: Disclosed is a tire pressure monitoring system for motor vehicles, including a central unit (2, 7) with at least one trigger module (4), which is integrated into the central unit or connects through control lines (3) to the central unit, and with at least one tire module (6) arranged in... Agent: Continental Teves, Inc.

20090021364 - Charge state indicator for an electric vehicle: One embodiment of the present subject matter includes a battery mounted to a vehicle, with a charge state circuit located in the electric vehicle and coupled to the battery, the charge state circuit configured to provide a charge state signal indicative of the charge state of the battery. The embodiment... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.a.

20090021365 - High visibility safety helmet system: A safety helmet system for motorcycle and bicycle riders includes a lightweight impact resistant helmet having an on/off switch. A power supply lights an electroluminescent strip surrounding the outer periphery of the helmet, signaling at eye level the presence of the rider to all drivers in the vicinity. The power... Agent: Ernest D. Buff Ernest D. Buff And Associates, Llc.

20090021367 - Apparatus, system, and method for tracking animals: An apparatus, system, and method for tracking animals. The present invention comprises: a card, having: mailing information and a tracking module, including: a storing module that stores location information; instructions; a display module that displays location information; an activation module that activates the tracking module; a reception module that receives... Agent: Advantia Law Group

20090021366 - Method and system for enabling a communication device to remotely execute an application: A communication system capable of enabling one or more communication devices to remotely execute one or more applications includes one or more communication devices that are coupled to a data connection. At least one of the one or more communication devices is operable to communicate a request to establish a... Agent: Baker Botts L.l.p.

20090021368 - Portable terminal and information provision system utilizing the portable terminal: A portable terminal comprising a transmission part that transmits to information provision equipment or a server, a signal indicating presence at a prescribed location, presence of a communications counterparty at a prescribed location, a reception part that receives from the information provision equipment or the server, a signal indicating the... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.c.

20090021370 - Panic device with local alarm and distal signaling capability: A panic device operable in conjunction with a local device is configured to unlock a locking mechanism. The panic device can take the form of an electronic key fob, a key shaft, or a key holder. A first trigger on the panic device triggers a local alarm that is on-board... Agent: Fish & Associates, Pc Robert D. Fish

20090021369 - Security intelligence tracking anti-terrorist system: The invention is a method and system for continuously tracking the movement of cargo in domestic and international shipping from point of departure to point of destination and to prevent hijacking of the same. The system uses one or more wireless electronic seals which can communicate with a central computer... Agent: Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP

20090021371 - Spatial position determination system: A system is disclosed that determines a spatial position of a tracker device relative to an object sending a return signal to the tracker. Such a system advantageously maintains phase accuracy between a forward signal from the tracker device and the return signal from the object. The system can include,... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

20090021372 - System and methodology for validating anti-piracy security compliance and reporting thereupon, for one to a plurality of movie theaters: A movie anti-piracy system with sensing and reporting is provided. An anti-piracy subsystem is utilized to preclude, interfere with and/or prevent copying of the movie. Anti-piracy compliance sensing selectively provides compliance violation signals respectively to a sensor response controller. The controller is responsive to the compliance violation signals to provide... Agent: Sitrick & Sitrick

20090021373 - Door lock system having state feedback and method for controlling the state of the same: A door lock system having state feedback comprises a door lock; a control circuit for controlling the unlocking or locking of the door lock; a feedback circuit for detecting the state of the door lock; a central processing unit for reading the state of the door lock outputted from the... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090021378 - Electronic article surveillance tag having a detrimental substance expulsion system with breakable vial: An EAS/expulsion detrimental substance tag (101) in which the tag is held to an article by an attaching assembly, a part of which may be releasably prevented from being withdrawn from the body of the tag. The tag body may be provided with one or more sensors, that are disposed... Agent: Ip Legal Department Tyco Fire & Security Services

20090021376 - Identifying rfid tag moving coherently with reader: A system and method to distinguish an RFID tag which is moving synchronously with an RFID reader from other RFID tags which are not moving synchronously with the reader. In one embodiment, the reader emits read signals at a fixed frequency with a corresponding period. A determination is made by... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20090021374 - Method and system for radiated power control for short range rfid tag reading: A method and system for power control for Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag reading is provided. The system includes a power amplifier for providing an RF transmit signal for the RFID tag reading. The RF transmit signal is provided to an antenna for radiating the transmit signal. The power of... Agent: Altera Law Group, Llc

20090021375 - Method, system and support mechanism for object identification: A method, system and support mechanism for object identification is provided. A removable handheld terminal is operable as a stand-alone device. A fixture is connectable to the handheld terminal for a portal use. The terminal includes one or more sensors being automatically or manually activated. The fixture includes a docking... Agent: Altera Law Group, Llc

20090021377 - Tamperproof tag: A tag including a substrate bordered by an outer edge and an inner circular edge. The substrate has a face side and a reverse side. An arrangement includes an antenna and an integrated circuit on a chip on the reverse side of the substrate. The integrated circuit on the chip... Agent: Venable LLP

20090021379 - Systems and methods for a rfid enabled metal license plate: In the embodiments described herein, a RFID enabled license plate is constructed by using the license plate, or a retro-reflective layer formed thereon as part of the resonator configured to transmit signals generated by and RFID chip integrated with the license plate. Such an RFID enabled license plate can include... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP Patent Department

20090021381 - Danger determining device, danger determining method, danger notifying device, and danger determining program: A sensing history database for storing ID and position information of an article detected by an article detecting unit and ID and position information of a person detected by a person detecting unit, a dangerous article database in which an article having a possibility of posing danger in an environment... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.l.p.

20090021380 - Status communication device: A status communication device includes a housing, at least one measuring unit, at least one state displaying unit, a transmitting unit, a receiving unit, a data selecting unit, and a state display controlling unit. The at least one measuring unit measures biological data of a user and an ambient state... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090021382 - Wetness detection device: The teachings herein are directed to devices for detecting and signaling the presence of urine or another electrically conducive liquid in an undergarment, fabric, or other thin material. Preferred devices include a clip configured to safely and releasably secure a liquid detecting sensor to a fabric or undergarment, wherein said... Agent: Baumgartner Patent Law

20090021383 - Method for redundant control of service indicator leds: A lighting circuit for energizing an indicating light on a device coupled to a host, the circuit including a flasher circuit of the host; a fault detection circuit of the device; and an XNOR gate for receiving input from the flasher circuit and the fault detection circuit wherein the lighting... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - Ibm Tuscon Division

20090021384 - Method of sampling a modulated signal driven channel: An automated method of sampling an electrical condition of each of a plurality channels, the method comprising: driving each of the plurality of channels with a modulated signal; providing a settable flag associated with each of the plurality of channels; selecting one of the plurality of channels; identifying if the... Agent: Microsemi Corp - Amsg Ltd.

20090021385 - Electric vehicle communication interface: A method of communicating with an electric vehicle wherein the method includes a step of installing a communication device in the electric vehicle. The method also includes establishing a connection from the vehicle to a network. The methodology also includes controlling and monitoring a battery in the electric vehicle.... Agent: Raggio & Dinnin, P.c.

20090021386 - Cushion device with multiple functions: The cushion device mainly contains a flat body member containing a pad on top of a base. The base has an indentation on a top side for accommodating a pressure activation member. The pressure activation member contains a first disc resiliently supported on a top side of a second disc... Agent: Leong C Lei

20090021387 - Input display apparatus and mobile radio terminal: When a user brings a finger thereof or the like close to a display unit, a touch-screen input unit detects the finger or the like, and the control unit displays a pointer indicating a position to be accepted, on the display unit to show the pointer to the user. If... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, Pc

20090021388 - Synthetically generated sound cues: A communications system is disclosed that may incorporate a first platform and a second platform. The second platform may have a relative position with respect to the first platform, with at least one of the platforms being mobile. A communications subsystem is included that is adapted to modify a signal... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, Plc

20090021389 - Traffic control apparatus: The present invention is a traffic control apparatus to further control a flow of traffic. The traffic control apparatus comprises a base structure which supports a figurine, wherein the figurine is operational to help solicit attention from the flow of traffic. The traffic control apparatus further comprises a method for... Agent: Roger A. Jackson, Esq.

20090021390 - System and apparatus for integrated wireless location detection: An apparatus, system and method are provided for integrated wireless location detection. The system includes a location detection (LD) transmitter that transmits first and second radio frequency signals in first and second formats, respectively. First and second LD receivers, respectively, receive the first and second signals and determine first and... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090021391 - Communication apparatus for robots: A communication apparatus for robots is provided. A controller and drivers controlling each joint are serially connected to a serial transmission line. A final driver positioned at the last stage, among the drivers, is connected to an I/O module connected to a driver of a hand. When control signals for... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, Plc

20090021392 - Apparatus and method for providing communication between a probe and a sensor: A wireless data communication system for a down hole environment. The system includes a housing containing a sensor, positioned within a tubular, for collecting information and processing the information, a modulator for modulating the information from the sensor into an analog signal, and a sensor antenna electrically connected to the... Agent: Longman Russo A Professional Law Corporation

20090021393 - System and method for an ac powered downhole gauge: Borehole instruments are powered by AC instrument power transmitted on all three phases of a power cable concurrently carrying three phase motor power, the instrument power transmitted at a multiple of the motor power frequency and having a corresponding fraction of the motor power voltage, and received via a capacitive... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

20090021394 - Altaview system: Telemetry signals and biometric telemetry signals are wirelessly transmitted from an athlete, driver, or other person over an audio/video link. The measurement stream from a sensor can be modulated and then fed into a transmitter's audio input or video input. The transmitter transmits a signal containing the measurement stream as... Agent: Ortiz & Lopez, Pllc

20090021395 - Operating condition notification system: In an in-vehicle terminal (2), an operation data acquisition unit acquires operation data of a vehicle. Notification condition information specifying one of pieces of the operation data to be transmitted to the outside is stored in a storage unit. A notification determination unit reads out the latest notification condition information... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc

20090021396 - Method and device for evaluating distance measuring data of a distance measuring system of a motor vehicle: The invention relates to a method for evaluating distance measuring data of a distance measuring system of a motor vehicle. A camera image (100) of the surroundings of a vehicle which is to be observed is received and distance measuring data from the same surroundings which are to be observed... Agent: Dreiss, Fuhlendorf, Steimle & Becker

20090021397 - Method and system for preventing the intrusion of a displaceable object into a section of a traffic route: A system and a method for warning a person, steering a displaceable object, of an intrusion of the object into a section of a traffic route that is at least temporarily protected. The system includes an activatable device for determining the location of the displaceable object in relation to a... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090021398 - Gang tracker: Systems and methods (“the system”) for preventing gang-related activity are described. In various embodiments, the system receives an indication of a correspondence between a person and a tracking device, the person being a known member of a gang; receives an indication of a correspondence between the gang member and a... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

01/15/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090015370 - Method of providing a radio service at a remote terminal: A method of providing a service at a remote terminal including receiving information broadcast by a commercial radio station in a broadcast radio channel; discriminating an identifier of an application within the received broadcast information; initiating an authentication process for authenticating broadcast information received via the broadcast channel; and in... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC

20090015371 - System and method of controlling access to services: The subject matter described herein generally relates to methods and systems for controlling access to services and more specifically relates to a method and a system for controlling access to a variety of services within security sensitive sites. In one embodiment, the invention provides a system for controlling access to... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090015372 - Locking system for electronic equipment: The operating control system can be use on electronic equipment, such as cell phones, computers, engine analyzers, etc. An input device, programming a single or multiple devices, enables the input of user access data by a primary user for multiple modes. Access for secondary users can be controlled and monitored... Agent: Parker Intellectual Property Law Office

20090015373 - Methods and systems for secure keyless entry for vehicle fleet management: The technology described herein provides a keyless entry system and associated method for fleet vehicle management. Secure keyless entry is provided to a user for a vehicle in the fleet vehicle management environment without the user having possession of a vehicle key or a vehicle key fob to gain entry... Agent: Crose Law LLC

20090015374 - User authentication system and method: A system and method of, and a service that employs, user authentication each employs a bluecard created by the service and stored on a personal trusted device (PTD). The system includes the service and the bluecard. The bluecard includes a unique identifier derived from a hardware address of the PTD.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090015375 - Apparatus and method for locating missing article: Disclosed herein are an apparatus for locating a missing article, which senses and responds to only a wave-shaped sound composed of long-period signals generated by the user and a silent time between the long-period signals, and a method for locating a missing article using the same. The apparatus includes a... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090015379 - Apparatus and method for context-based wireless information processing: A context of the user of a mobile communication device determines what product or service is requested. By determining where the mobile communication device is, unique identifying information is used to identify a specific product or service. By using information regarding products limited to a defined area, a reduced product/service... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090015377 - Radio frequency identification tagging: A RFID tag or label comprises a RFID tag module (comprising an electronic identification circuit and a coupling means) and an antenna structure coupled to the coupling means. The RFID tag module is separate from, separable or arranged to be severable from, the antenna structure. The tag module can be... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090015380 - Reading out of information using an optoelectronic sensor and an rfid reader: R

20090015378 - Rfid reader cancelling leakage signal: A radio frequency identification (RFID) recorder for cancelling a leakage signal includes a digital unit calculating and storing an amplitude and a phase of the leakage signal, and a leakage cancellation circuit generating a leakage cancellation signal to cancel the leakage signal in response to a control of the digital... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20090015376 - Rfid tags having ferromagnetic patches: RFID tags and devices disclosed herein make use ferromagnetic films to store information. The tags include patches of ferromagnetic materials, each patch having a particular ferromagnetic resonance frequency determined by the composition of the ferromagnetic film. When stimulated, the patches emit microwave or RF signals at their resonance frequencies and... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP

20090015382 - Systems and methods for collision avoidance in a multiple rfid interrogator environment: A method for collision avoidance in a multi-reader environment comprising a plurality of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) interrogators, the method comprises each of the plurality of interrogators entering a quiet state during which none of the interrogators transmits, each of the plurality of interrogators selecting a transmit time after the... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP Patent Department

20090015381 - Wireless tag reader/writer antenna: A wireless tag reader/writer antenna according to an embodiment of this invention includes an antenna unit that incorporates a reader/writer antenna for transmitting and receiving electromagnetic waves to and from wireless tags; and a plurality of magnetic-wave shields that clamp the antenna unit and extend in a direction of radiating... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090015383 - Inductively coupled extension antenna for a radio frequency identification reader: Systems and methods are described for adapting a portable RFID reader to create a portable RFID reader assembly that includes an extension antenna. In many embodiments, the extension antenna can be added to increase the reach of the portable RFID reader. The extension antenna is inductively coupled to the portable... Agent: Kauth , Pomeroy , Peck & Bailey ,llp

20090015384 - Method and device for definition of the allocation of an appliance to one of a plurality of possible operating positions, in particular in the cabin of an aircraft: An automatic definition process is carried out for a control unit (11) to define which appliance (14) of a group of appliances is operated at which position (13), for example along a bus system (12), when each position (13) is permanently equipped with an Ident transponder (16), which individualizes it... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090015385 - Method and device for increased rfid transmission security: A method and system for secure RFID system communication is provided. The RFID system comprises an RFID reader (101) communicating with an RFID tag (102). The RFID reader (101) sends (116) to the RFID tag (102) a request to write. The RFID tag (102) generates random data (P), and sends... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property Department

20090015386 - Rfid tag having an improved operational speed and operating method of the same: A RFID tag and a method of operating it are disclosed which are capable of storing flag data for a period of time and comprises nonvolatile memory. The RFID tag includes an analog block for transmitting/receiving a command and a response by radio frequency and for providing a power-on reset... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090015387 - Control system and method, fixed radio communication device and method, and portable radio communication device and method: A start of a vehicle is made to be capable of limited in compliance with a necessity. For example, in a case where an operation mode at a time point in which a “request” from an ECU was received is a start inhibition mode, a portable electronic key forms an... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20090015389 - Method for determining a display image: In order to determine an easily perceived display image for a driver assistance system, in particular a distance-measuring system or a parking assistant, a method makes use of the determination of Bezier curves on the basis of measured distance values on various measuring lines. Wherein different variants for the selection... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090015388 - Vehicle lighting device: A vehicle lighting device includes: an infrared sensor which detects an object around a vehicle using infrared light; a visible light source which illuminates visible light to the object when the infrared sensor detects the object; a reflection mirror which reflects the infrared light and the visible light to an... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20090015391 - Collision detection sensor for vehicle: A chamber room is located between a bumper reinforcement and a bumper cover in a vehicle front-rear direction. The chamber room is deformed with a relative movement of the bumper cover to the bumper reinforcement in the event of the collision. A pressure sensor is located in the chamber room... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090015392 - Collision detection sensor for vehicle: A collision detection sensor includes an absorber, a chamber member, a pressure sensor, and a collision detection circuit. The absorber is deformed with a collision to absorb collision impact force. The absorber is located in a vehicle bumper and located in front of a bumper reinforcement in a vehicle front-rear... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090015390 - Collision-detecting device for automotive vehicle: A device for detecting a collision of a vehicle with an obstacle includes an enclosed space positioned behind a front bumper cover. Deformation or displacement of the bumper cover due to a collision is transmitted to the enclosed space. Air pressure in the enclosed space and its temperature are measured... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090015393 - Apparatus for detecting positions of wheels of vehicle and apparatus for detecting tire inflation pressure using the same: An apparatus for detecting positions of wheels of a vehicle is provided. In the apparatus, a triggering signal is transmitted from the body side to each transceiver mounted at each wheel. In each transceiver, the strength of the received triggering signal is measured and formatted into a frame of data... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090015394 - Device for detecting vehicle seat occupancy: A device for detecting the occupancy status of a vehicle seat with an electrical capacity sensor device that is arranged in a seat belt buckle assigned to the vehicle seat and whose electrical capacity is altered relative to a reference potential (mass, ground) by the presence of a person occupying... Agent: Key Safety Systems, Inc. Patent Department

20090015395 - Display device for a motor vehicle: A display device for a motor vehicle includes a display control for generating a first image signal, an image multiplexer for combining the first image signal with a second image signal and for outputting a mixed image signal, and a screen for representing an image depending on the mixed image... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090015396 - Bridge system for installing electronic appliance to light source socket and bridge method thereof: A bridge system for installing electronic appliance to light source socket and a bridge method are disclosed. The system includes a light source plug, a power line communication module and a connection unit. The light source plug is electrically connected to the light source socket to perform data communication through... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090015397 - Emergency light system: An emergency communication device is disclosed herein, including a substantially enclosed housing, at least one receiver, at least one transformer, at least one latching relay, at least one power supply, wherein the receiver, transformer, latching relay, and power supply are located within the housing, a telephone cord, an automatic dialer,... Agent: Emerson, Thomson & Bennett, LLC

20090015398 - System and method of providing location information of checked baggage: A system and method for notifying an end user of a location of baggage is provided. The method includes providing a computer infrastructure being operable to maintain baggage information and contact information of the end user, read an RFID tag at predetermined locations, and send the location of the baggage... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090015399 - Tracking system and methods thereof: The present invention relates generally to tracking systems and methods for monitoring the location of an asset or group of assets. In particular, the present invention provides systems for monitoring the location of a large group of assets. Furthermore, the present invention provides systems and methods for identifying an asset... Agent: Casimir Jones, S.c.

20090015400 - Shipping container monitoring based on door status: Remotely monitorable shipping container assembly including a shipping container including at least one door, a door status sensor for monitoring the open or closed status of the door(s) and a communications device mounted on the container and wirelessly transmitting information to one or more remote facilities including the status of... Agent: Brian Roffe, Esq

20090015401 - Vehicle location method and system: Method and system for locating a parked vehicle. A method for locating a parked vehicle includes receiving a vehicle arming signal at a vehicle arming signal receiving unit. The received vehicle arming signal is broadcast throughout a parking area in which a vehicle associated with the vehicle arming signal is... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20090015403 - Method and mechanism for assisted diagnosis and maintenance of health monitoring system: The invention relates to a system and method of a health monitoring network which automates detection of faulty or failed sensors using real-time fault checking on a dynamically registered sensor data stream. The monitoring system and sensor network can provide a one-touch system to notify users when a sensor requires... Agent: Client 21058 C/o Darby & Darby P.C.

20090015404 - Method for coordinating cooperative robots: A method for coordinating cooperative robots is provided. The method includes following steps. An abnormal event is detected by a sensor disposed in an environment or in a robot. The abnormal event is broadcasted to the cooperative robots. Each robot determines whether the priority of the abnormal event is higher... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090015402 - System method and device for providing asynchronous event driven reminders: The present invention is a device method and system for providing asynchronous event based reminders in the context of a mobile communication/computing device. According to some embodiments of the present invention, integral with a communication/computing device there may be provided a Reminder Logic Module functionally associated with or integral with... Agent: Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC

20090015405 - Tamper detector for a security sensor: A security arrangement includes a mounting device having an upstanding wall. The mounting device is mounted to a surface of a structure such that the wall is oriented substantially perpendicular to the surface. A security sensor senses an event that occurs outside of the security arrangement. A tamper detector is... Agent: Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

20090015408 - Handy-type wireless tag reader/writer: A switch 112a is provided at the middle apart of a handle member 114 and may be pushed to start radiating electric waves. Another switch 112b is provided near the distal end of the handle member 114 and may be pushed to stop radiating electric waves.... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20090015411 - Medical products: Disclosed are a medical product and a system for wirelessly identifying a location of the medical product. In an implementation, the medical product has a body like a conventional surgical drape and a module attached to the body. The module is wirelessly communicated with a detector which shows a location... Agent: James B. Conte Welsh & Katz, Ltd.

20090015409 - Method and system for determining the placement of rfid antennas to obtain a readable region for rfid tags: This invention presents an apparatus and system and its accompanying method for automatically placing of RFID antennas and a method for obtaining a readable region for passive RFID Tags are disclosed. The apparatus and system include a Portable and Adjustable Mounting Framework (PAMF) with built in chain belt for holding... Agent: Elizabeth Chien-hale

20090015412 - Rfid tags for pallets and cartons and system for attaching same: A method for installing an RFID tag on shipping articles includes applying a strip of conductive material to the surface of the article and providing an RFID chip having a body, a first bottom conductive point, a second bottom conductive point and a nonconductive fin between the first bottom conductive... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20090015407 - Rifid tags and methods of designing rfid tags: RFID tags and methods of designing RFID tags. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are RFID tags comprising a tag antenna, a matching circuit coupled to the tag antenna, a shorting device coupled to the tag antenna and the matching circuit (wherein the shorting device is configured to selectively... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing

20090015406 - Television or other display device with embedded rfid reader for managing media collections: A method and system in accordance with the present invention enables the user to access and locate specific media items such as CDs and DVDs quickly and easily, even if there are large number of them located in one space, and they appear to be very disorganized. Additionally, it gives... Agent: Ibm St-svl Sawyer Law Group LLP

20090015410 - Wireless asset monitoring and security system: An asset monitoring and security system includes at least one asset assigned a unique identifier and operable wirelessly transmit an identification signal embodying the identifier. A data store maintains a list of the assets and privileges associated with the assets for authorized users of the assets. A control unit is... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090015413 - Wirelessly transmitting biological parameters: A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag is disclosed that comprises a transceiver and a component coupled to the transceiver. The component is adapted to collect at least one biological parameter. The transceiver is adapted to wirelessly receive power from a base device, where the power received from the base device... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090015414 - Method and apparatus for secure transactions in a rfid inventory flow utilizing electrically programmable fuses: A security tag adapted for use with a radiofrequency identification (RFID) system, includes: circuitry for at least one of transmitting and receiving an RFID signal, at least one one-time-programmable-read-only-memory (OTPROM) and at least one fuse (eFUSE) coupled to the OTPROM; wherein the circuitry is adapted for communication with the OTPROM... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Rochester Division

20090015415 - Rubber-covered rfid module, and pneumatic tire having the it is embedded: An RFID module comprising a transponder covered with a 0.2 to 2 mm thick rubber sheet containing 100 parts by weight of a diene-based rubber, less than 30 parts by weight of carbon black and 5 to 55 parts by weight of silica, having a relative permittivity of 7 or... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20090015416 - Fasten device for tire pressure alarm transmitter: The present invention relates to a fasten device for tire pressure alarm transmitter, which comprises a fasten base for fastening a valve core style transmitter, and a strip for binding the fasten base on wheel rim, wherein: the fasten base has a board shaped support portion, and a hole for... Agent: GlobalIPServices

20090015418 - Electronic device, management method and computer-readable recording medium which stores management program: There is provided an electronic device having a detachable part and a main unit with a communicating section. In order to prevent the electronic device from being left, the electronic device including a sensor detecting a detached state of the part; a first timer measuring time for which the part... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090015417 - Method and apparatus for managing battery log information and method of generating revenue through sales thereof: Example embodiments of the present invention provide management and reporting tools for service providers to manage batteries within battery backup units (BBUs) deployed their networks. Service providers may generate battery reports periodically, on-demand, or on an event driven basis, and, in turn, may notify customers of a status of battery... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20090015419 - Multipurpose indicator lights: A method of utilizing device indicator lights includes providing a device that includes a plurality of device indicator lights and a user control. A first set and a second set of device states are monitored. The plurality of device indicator lights are individually utilized to communicate each of the first... Agent: Ormiston & Mckinney, PLLC

20090015420 - Intelligent user interface including a touch sensor device: The present invention, according to a preferred embodiment, is directed to portable electronic devices which operate on exhaustible power sources, for example, batteries. The electronic devices of the present invention comprise at least one signal switch and a microchip in communication with the switch wherein the switch is only capable... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department

20090015421 - Portable apparatus: A portable apparatus including an interface configured to input first motion data of a user from a foot-worn first self-contained activity determining unit is disclosed. The portable apparatus also includes a second self-contained activity determining unit configured to determine second motion data of the user. Furthermore, the portable apparatus includes... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20090015422 - Apparatus and method for measuring operational data for equipment using sensor breach durations: A wireless equipment management system that is configured to track sensors for work measurement for predetermined events. The sensors are configured to measure event durations of a specific piece of equipment as defined by a user and sent to a Network Management Center. This enables the user to measure work... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090015423 - Method and device for transmitting signals from a position measuring arrangement to an evaluation unit: A method for transmitting signals from a position measuring arrangement to an evaluation unit, the method including transmitting position signals, reference pulses, and warning signals indicating a malfunction state from a position measuring arrangement for determining the position of two elements of a machine which are movable relative to each... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090015425 - Camera of an electronic device used as a proximity detector: A portable electronic device includes an optical input device operative to capture image data, at least one subsystem for controlling at least one operating parameter of the electronic device, and a proximity detection circuit operatively coupled to said optical input device and said subsystem. The proximity detection circuit is operative... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090015424 - Device and method for locating missing persons and/or objects: This invention relates to a device for locating missing persons and/or objects, which device consists of at least one locator transmitter with a transceiver and at least one locator receiver which is designed as receiving transmitter and receives data telegrams sent from the transceiver and optically and/or acoustically displays the... Agent: Jones & Smith, LLP

20090015426 - Designation based protocol systems for reconfiguring control relationships among devices: A designation based system (1000) is used with a network (530) to provide for a reconfigurable working environment. The system (1000) employs at least one control wand (892) for transmitting spatial programming signals (890) to IR receivers (844) associated with switches (967) and connector modules (144). The connector modules (144)... Agent: Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett

20090015427 - Electronic-ink based multi-purpose board game employing a game board and game pieces with an electronic-ink display structure: An electronic-ink based multi-purpose board game includes a game board having a first electronic-ink display structure for displaying an graphical appearance associated with a particular game to be programmed and played using a plurality of game pieces. Each game piece has a second electronic-ink display structure for displaying a graphical... Agent: Thomas J. Perkowski, Esq,. P.C.

20090015428 - Event communication system for providing user alerts: An event communication system involves facilitating entry by a user of one or more device addresses via a network accessible user interface of the event communication system. The device addresses are associated with alerts provided by the event communication system. Test alert messages targeted for the device addresses are sent... Agent: Honeywell International, Inc. Patent Service Group

20090015429 - Method and system for situation tracking and notification: Alerts (13) are generated at mobile entity devices (12) and servers (16). The alerts are examined at the servers and handled by the server and/or forwarded to a clearing house (22). At the clearing house, emergency events (40) are created in response to the alerts by an event module (36).... Agent: Matthew Talpis C/o Bob Piccioni

20090015431 - Arrangement comprising an object made at least partially of metal or precious metal and an rfid indetification device: The invention relates to an arrangement including an object made at least partially of metal and/or precious metal and an RFID system, wherein the object and the RFID system are connected to one another in such a way that the transponder and the aerial of the RFID system are applied... Agent: Hoffman Wasson & Gitler, P.c Crystal Center 2, Suite 522

20090015430 - Methods and systems for locating and identifying labware radio-frequency identification tags: Methods and systems for automatically locating and identifying labware using radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags are described herein. The methods and systems include a plurality of RFID tags (pre-programmed with unique data codes) that are associated with labware (or labware holders). For example, the RFID tags can be embedded within the... Agent: Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP P2021

20090015432 - remote control system for electronic devices: The invention includes a control system for a electronic devices that generally includes interfaces integrated into a piece of apparel, where the apparel can be worn by an individual. The interface has one or more actuable members and the system has a port and a contact. The contact is communicatively... Agent: Rubinstein Law Group A Professional Law Corporation

20090015433 - Remote control framework: A remote control framework enables a plurality of target devices to be controlled by a plurality of remote control devices irrespective of bearer types. In a preferred embodiment any target device may also act as a control device and any control device may also act as a target device. The... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia)

20090015434 - Enhanced ac immunity in ground fault detection: A method for reducing the occurrence of false ground fault detections in a central office terminal is provided. The method includes generating a no-fault signal when no ground current is detected, delaying generation of a fault signal when ground current is detected at least for the duration of an expected... Agent: Fogg & Powers LLC

20090015435 - Marking device: A marking device is disclosed. The marking device includes a marker housing. The marker housing includes an attachment portion configured to pivotally attach the marker housing to a pole. The marker housing also includes a translucent portion formed around at least a portion of the housing. The marker housing also... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090015436 - Dual mode pilot director light utilizing visible and infrared light emitting diodes (leds): Pilot Director Lights (PDLs) mounted on the exterior of a refueling tanker aircraft utilize visible light emitting diodes (LEDs) and infrared LEDs as light sources to provide visual information to the pilot of an approaching aircraft The PDLs are switchable between a visible mode that uses the visible LEDs and... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services Ab-2b

20090015437 - Process and device for managing the activating of a warning message in an aircraft: activation of emission of the given warning message, the said activation being effected if an alert condition associated with the given warning message is detected and if a priority attribute associated with the said alert condition is higher than or equal to the said request priority attribute.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090015438 - Process and system for managing an interruption of a broadcast of a sonorous message in an aircraft: t

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20090009282 - Network-based lighting equipment remote monitoring and management system: A network-based lighting equipment remote monitoring and management system is proposed, which is designed for use with a network system to allow the user to carry out monitoring and management tasks on one or more remotely-located lighting equipment systems in a real-time manner via the network system. The proposed system... Agent: Law Offices Of Mikio Ishimaru

20090009283 - Anti-theft location check device: An anti-theft device for an electronics apparatus, including (a) locating means for determining an actual location, (b) storage means for storing a permissible location, and (c) processing means connected to the locating means and storage means. The processing means is configured to retrieve the actual location from the locating means,... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20090009284 - Biometric information sharing system, biometric information presentation apparatus, and biometric information presentation method: A biometric information sharing system, includes a biometric information detection and transmission apparatus, and a biometric information presentation apparatus. The biometric information detection and transmission apparatus includes a detection unit for detecting biometric information of a subject, and a transmission unit for transmitting the biometric information detected by the detection... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090009285 - Authentication of re-presentable items: A system for authenticating re-presentable items, such as currency notes and passports, comprises applying to each item a unique code, reading the code on presentation, and checking the code against a database, characterised in that at each check, the code is altered.... Agent: Roberts, Mardula & Wertheim, LLC

20090009286 - Picking assisting device: A picking assisting device of the present invention is a device for assisting an operator in picking the article indicated by picking information from a storage rack where storing various articles. A display response device is installed in each storage section of the storage rack, and each display response device... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090009289 - Cattle identification system employing infra-red tag and associated tag reader: The invention relates to a method of identifying an animal within a group, the method of identification being characterized by the steps of: attaching an identification device—an electronic tag—to the animal, locating an activation device—a tag reader—at a location, and activating an indicator when the identification device within a range... Agent: Barrington L Simon

20090009287 - Electric appliance monitoring device: The present invention relates to a monitoring device (9) for an electric appliance (1), comprising electronic control means and data and/or information storage means. Said monitoring device (9) is typically connected to a first communication network (70A, 70B) through first interface means (7) and to a second communication network (80)... Agent: Patricia A. Sheehan Cesari And Mckenna, LLP

20090009294 - Method and system for the implementation of identification data devices in theme parks: A method and system for providing enhanced interactivity and immersion in a theme park environment. The system uses a token having a tag that is able to communicate with a reader that is associated with a theme park device. The tag communicates to the reader identification data that correlates to... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy

20090009291 - Method for wireless data transmission between a base station and a passive transponder, as well as a passive transponder: A method for wireless data transmission, in, for example, RFID systems, between a base station and a passive transponder, as well as a passive transponder is provided by inductive coupling, as well as a passive transponder. It is possible to transmit data from the base station to the transponder by... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090009290 - Radio frequency auto-identification system: A medical fluid delivery system includes a dialysis instrument; a disposable pumping cassette operable with a pumping actuator of the dialysis instrument, the disposable cassette including or connected fluidly to a plurality of first connectors; a plurality of second connectors configured to interface with the first connectors, each second connector... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090009288 - Radio frequency identification tagging: A Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag has an electronic identification circuit coupled to an antenna, wherein the RFID tag is arranged to communicate with a RFID tag reader via the antenna, using RF energy. The tag comprises means sensitive to light (such as a photodiode, phototransistor, photocell or a solar... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090009296 - Rf switched rfid multiplexer: A radiofrequency identification (RFID) multiplexer, which may be in a network, interprets an RF signal from an RFED reader as RFE) tag interrogation data. A single cable directs an RF signal from the RFID reader and RF control signals and/or RF power through the multiplexer. An RF sampler may be... Agent: Ip Legal Department Tyco Fire & Security Services

20090009292 - Rfid interrogator: Embodiments of the invention relate to the field of RFID interrogators, particularly RFID interrogators that combine low loss with high rates of communication from the interrogator to a tag. We describe a transmitter comprising a resonant circuit and a driver coupled to drive said resonant circuit, wherein said resonant circuit... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090009293 - Rfid tag, interrogator and system with improved symbol encoding and decoding: An improved RFID Tag, Interrogator, and system wherein at least one tag modulates a radio frequency signal by modulated backscatter operations.... Agent: Gordon & Jacobson, P.C.

20090009295 - Transceiver with far field and near field operation and methods for use therewith: A transceiver includes a far field transceiver section, when engaged, transceives first data with a remote device via far field signaling. A near field transceiver section, when engaged, transceives second data with the remote device via near field signaling. A communication control module selectively engages the far field transceiver section... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison

20090009297 - System for recording valve actuation information: The present invention is a system for recording valve actuation information comprising a valve, detecting means for detecting actuation of said valve, a RFID tag affixed to said valve and recording the valve actuation information detected by said detecting means, and a terminal for reading out the valve actuation information... Agent: Kevin J. Mcneely, Esq.

20090009298 - Field device management: A system for facility management is disclosed, comprising a plurality of system devices each provided with an identity tag uniquely identifying the system device; a system layout database comprising facility layout data including intentional positions of the system devices; a system device database comprising data and identity for each system... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090009299 - Information synchronizing system: An information synchronizing system includes a wireless communication terminal including a first information storage device having a first wireless communication range and a second information storage device having a second wireless communication range, the second wireless communication range being larger than the first wireless communication range; a read/write device that... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20090009300 - Method for reference of an event or record: A process to reference statically and dynamically event and record information to a device in a clear and concise manner is provided.... Agent: Licata & Tyrrell P.C.

20090009301 - Tactile feedback device: The present invention discloses a tactile feedback device for giving realistic touch sensation to the user by stimulating the skin of the user. The tactile feedback device of the present invention comprises a housing having one end positioned near the skin of the user in use, an actuator, touch pins... Agent: Tips Group C/o Intellevate LLC

20090009302 - Apparatus, method and program for detecting act of looking aside: More accurate detection of an act of looking aside is to be achieved. A direction-of-face detection unit detects the orientation of face of a driver, and a direction-of-sight line detection unit detects the sight line orientation of the driver, based on an image photographed by a photographing unit. A judging... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20090009303 - Communication system for vehicle: A communication system for a vehicle includes a portable identification device including a portion for receiving an interrogation signal and a portion for transmitting an indication indicative signal responsive to the interrogation signal, multiple tire sensor devices each of which includes a portion for receiving an initiation signal and a... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090009304 - Testing apparatus for vehicles and trailers: A portable testing apparatus for testing the electrical systems and pneumatic systems of vehicles and trailers is provided. The apparatus can be alternatively connected to a vehicle or to a trailer. When connected thereto, a power supply in the testing apparatus provides electrical power to energize and test the various... Agent: Brouillette & Partners

20090009306 - Obstacle detection apparatus: An obstacle detection apparatus for a vehicle is provided. The apparatus includes an ultrasonic sensor and a controller. The ultrasonic sensor detects a presence of an obstacle around the vehicle and a distance to the obstacle by transmitting an ultrasonic wave and receiving the ultrasonic wave reflected by the obstacle.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090009305 - Vehicle derailing prevention device: A vehicle speed V is read (step S1), V is compared with a first threshold Vth1 (step S2), and, when V is not less than Vth1, a warning torque is set smaller with increase in V (step S3). When V is less than Vth1, V is further compared with a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090009307 - On-vehicle communication apparatus and method: An on-vehicle communication apparatus provided with: endpoint radio communication devices each provided for each one or more on-vehicle units; gateway radio communication devices which are respectively arranged in function networks provided with the above-mentioned one or more on-vehicle units, and performs radio communications with the endpoint radio communication devices that... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090009309 - Apparatus, method and program for detecting act of looking aside: More accurate detection of an act of looking aside is to be achieved. A direction-of-face detection unit detects the orientation of face of a driver, and a direction-of-sight line detection unit detects the orientation of sight line of the driver, based on an image photographed by the photographing unit. A... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20090009308 - Display device mounted in working vehicle and display method for the display device: A display device is mounted in a working vehicle equipped with a camera that monitors areas around the working vehicle. The display device includes: a monitor screen; first display means for displaying information about the working vehicle; second display means for displaying an image captured by the camera; first switching... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090009310 - Wheel having a controlled pressure and a pressure reservoir: A wheel having a controlled pressure includes a rim associated with a tank adapted to be filled with a fluid to a first pressure; a tyre mounted on the rim and having an inner volume inflated to an operating pressure at a reference temperature, the operating pressure being lower than... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090009312 - Electronic device and tyre: An electronic device 40 includes a transmitter substrate 43 for generating information to be measured by a sensor 50 arranged in a partitioned space 10 which is partitioned by a tyre 1 and a rim wheel 2, a signal line 45 extended from the transmitter substrate 43 to outside of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090009311 - Method of detecting a transmission fault in relation to a wheel unit belonging to a tire pressure monitoring system and corresponding device:

20090009313 - System and method for promoting safe driving: A system for promoting safe driving includes a hazard detector connected to the vehicle electrical system and providing an output signal corresponding to an unsafe condition, such as an unbuckled passive restraint. The output signal activates a relay, which interrupts operation of another vehicle system, such as the sound system.... Agent: Mark Brown

20090009314 - Display system and program: A display system and a program for displaying a portion of a range that is obstructed due to the body of a vehicle when viewed from a driver seat is provided. The portion of the range is seamlessly linked to a scene viewed through a windshield. The display system includes... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20090009315 - Foldable warning device: The warning device contains a plastic sheet having a number of through holes and/or a number of magnetic elements positioned alternately along the edges. On a major surface of the plastic sheet, one or more reflective plastic shapes are affixed by high-frequency fusion along which a number of light emitting... Agent: Leong C Lei

20090009316 - Functional unit of a consumer electronic device and writing surface: A portable functional unit having a main body and a consumer electronic device coupled to the main body. The main body includes an erasable writing surface, a physical storage compartment for storing articles used with the white board surface, a first service port for selective communication of data, and a... Agent: Whirlpool Patents Company - Md 0750

20090009317 - Apparatus and method for processing data collected via wireless network sensors: An apparatus for processing data collected via a wireless network sensor includes modules for receiving and processing the data. The wireless network sensor includes a plurality of sensors for detecting events occurring proximate the sensors, a processor for receiving and processing data from the sensors, and a wireless transmitter for... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090009318 - Remote data collection using mesh technology: A system comprises a plurality of instruments for gathering data and a network of mesh nodes communicably coupled to the plurality of instruments, the mesh nodes for obtaining the data from the instruments. The system also comprises a concentrator mesh node. The network of mesh nodes transmits the data to... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20090009320 - Activity monitoring device: A device for monitoring the activity of a user to prevent deep vein thrombosis when working. The device comprises a carrier (20) for positioning on or adjacent a user, a motion sensor (10) mounted on the carrier (20) and adapted to detect the user performing a predefined motion, processor adapted... Agent: Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber

20090009319 - Wireless monitoring device: An exemplary embodiment of a wireless monitoring device includes a sensitive patch with a sensor for sensing a body part and generating a signal. A wireless transmitter includes a first connection portion coupling to the sensitive patch for transmitting the signal. A mounting belt device is affixed to the wireless... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090009321 - System and method for defining areas of interest and modifying asset monitoring in relation thereto: System and method for tracking assets comprises determining if an asset is inside a geofence area, using a first set of asset monitoring parameters to monitor operation of the asset, if the asset is inside the geofence area, and using a second set of asset monitoring parameters to monitor operation... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

20090009322 - System and method for position location in an enclosed environment: A system and method are disclosed for position location in an enclosed environment. In at least one embodiment, the system includes an enclosed environment with several distributed RFID transponders and an RFID processing unit for wireless communication with the RFID transponders via an electromagnetic coupling field. In each of the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090009323 - Display of information related to data collected via wireless network sensors: A method for displaying an indication of data collected via a wireless network sensor involves processing the collected data to generate reports. The wireless network sensor includes a plurality of sensors for detecting events occurring proximate the sensors, a processor for receiving and processing data from the sensors, and a... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090009324 - Apparatus and method for using alarm function in portable terminal: An apparatus and method for using an alarm function in a portable terminal is provided. In the method, a residual battery voltage of the portable terminal is checked, the portable terminal is turned off when the residual battery voltage becomes identical to a threshold voltage, and the portable terminal is... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP

20090009325 - Sensor protector: A sensor protector adapted to be attached to either a body or a door of a vehicle includes a hollow portion for accommodating a touch sensor for sensing whether or not an object exists between the body and the door of the vehicle, an attaching base portion formed as a... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090009326 - Portable motion-detecting alarm with remote notification: A Disturbance-Sensing System comprises a fixed unit comprising a small and self-powered unit for associating with an object being protected, and for sensing an alarm event such as movement of the object being protected, and for remotely notifying the an owner or person responsible for the object being protected that... Agent: Gerald E. Linden C/o Stauffer

20090009327 - System and apparatus for integrated location detection and wireless communications: An apparatus, system and method are provided for an integrated location detection and wireless communication tracking node. The tracking node includes a housing, a wireless node located in the housing, and a tracking receiver located in the housing. The tracking receiver is coupled to the wireless node and the wireless... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090009329 - Antitheft security sticker for mobile electronic devices: An anti-theft security sticker with power control circuitry adhesively connectable or connected to a surface of a mobile electronic device and in electronic connection to the power supply of the device. After the anti-theft security sticker is affixed to the device, tampering or removing it disables the device by preventing... Agent: Triangle Patents, P.l.l.c.

20090009328 - Bolt for security seal: A seal bolt includes: an elongate and electrically conductive part with a portion extending between first and second locations lengthwise of the bolt; an electrically conductive layer that, between the first and second locations, is spaced from the elongate part; an electrically insulating layer that, between the first and second... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090009330 - Rfid tag mounting circuit board: An RFID tag mounting circuit board has a configuration in which an RFIC chip, a minimum antenna, a circuit which matches the impedance of the RFIC chip and that of the antenna are mounted on a printed circuit board. With this configuration, the area occupied by the antenna of an... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.

20090009333 - System and method for measuring rfid signal strength within shielded locations: An RFID Probe comprises a pole with a plurality of sensors that indicate RF signal strength attached at regular intervals and marked to indicate distance from an end of the pole. A user employs the RFID Probe by placing the probe between densely packed materials, such as cases on a... Agent: Ibm Corporation (aus) C/o Rudolf O Siegesmund Yee & Associates, P.C.

20090009332 - System and method for monitoring ingested medication via rf wireless telemetry: A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag device for monitoring at least one of ingestion and digestion by a subject of a solid dosage form includes a substrate attachable to the solid dosage form or at least partially embedded into the surface of the solid dosage form and an RFID tag... Agent: Patent Docket Department Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090009331 - Wireless tag reader/writer and communication method for use in wireless tag reader/writers: A wireless tag reader/writer comprises a plurality of communication antennas and a wireless tag reader/writer main unit. The communication antennas are arranged in a direction in which wireless tags pass and configured to transmit and receive signals to and from the wireless tags. The wireless tag reader/writer main unit processes... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090009334 - Method and system for identifying expired rfid data: For reducing the frequency with which RFID transponders are read in an RFID system, the RFID system logs a timestamp associated with each read of an RFID transponder along with the tag ID and reader identifier. The timestamp associated with each log entry is monitored with respect to an expiration... Agent: BocIPDept IBM Corporation

20090009335 - Inductively coupled loop antenna for a radio frequency identification reader: Systems and methods are described for reading EID tags in difficult to reach locations using a portable RFID reader. In many embodiments, the system includes a portable RFID reader and one or more stationary antenna assemblies. The stationary antenna assemblies typically include a loop antenna in a first location and... Agent: Kauth , Pomeroy , Peck & Bailey ,llp

20090009337 - Rfid integrated circuit with integrated antenna structure: An integrated circuit for use in an RFID tag includes an integrated circuit die having a circuit, a radio frequency identification (RFID) interface for providing communication between the circuit and a remote RFID reader via RF signaling between the RFID interface and the remote RFID reader, and an antenna section... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison

20090009336 - Wireless tag reader/writer: In a wireless reader/writer according to one example of the present invention, a reader/writer main body 120 emits a radio wave with a different output power from an antenna 121 when a base unit 140 is detected to be mounted on an enclosure. In addition, when a base unit 140A... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090009339 - Apparatus and method for locally processing data on wireless network sensors: A wireless network sensor includes several sensors for detecting events occurring proximate the sensors. It also includes a processor for receiving and processing data from the sensors and a wireless transmitter for wirelessly transmitting data. The processor is programmed to determine if an event occurred related to a particular change... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090009341 - Device, method and/or system for monitoring the condition of a subject: A device, method, and/or system for monitoring the condition of a subject includes an input member for generating one or more signals, a processor for receiving one or more signals from the input member and measuring a time elapsed since the last signal, and a monitor for indicating a severe... Agent: Dinesh Agarwal, P.C.

20090009340 - Methods for providing services and information based upon data collected via wireless network sensors: A method for processing data collected via a wireless network sensor includes providing information in a variety of ways based upon the processed data. The network sensor has a plurality of sensors for detecting events occurring proximate the sensors in a monitored space, a processor for receiving and processing data... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090009338 - Movement managing system: [MEANS FOR SOLVING PROBLEMS] A movement managing system for managing the movement of a person to be managed comprises a personal information input device (10) installed on a movement path of the person, a data managing server (20) for managing information on the person, and information acquiring device (30) for... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP

20090009342 - Performance monitor, transmission method and computer program product: A data transmission method for use in the transmission of a performance transmitter of a portable user-specific performance monitor by using wireless data transmission that is based on radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation, and the method comprises measuring with the performance monitor the movement and/or organ system state of a user. In... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20090009343 - Programmable presence proxy for determining a presence status of a user: A method and apparatus are provided that evaluate a number of different sources of presence information to determine a presence status of a user. The presence status of a user is determined by obtaining presence information from a plurality of presence data stores; translating the obtained presence information from at... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP

20090009344 - Flame rod drive signal generator and system: A flame rod drive signal generator and system for producing a flame rod drive signal for a flame rod of a combustion system. In one illustrative embodiment, the flame rod drive signal generator may include a voltage source, an input signal having a frequency, an LC oscillator and a drive... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090009345 - System and method for an optical particle detector: A system and method is provided for an improved sensor for detecting particles in air such as smoke particles from a fire. The detector includes a laser diode that generates a light beam that is spread by a lens to fill a specific area of the interior of a sensing... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090009346 - Portable personal alarm device: The present invention describes a portable personal alarm device comprising: —a manually activable switch means; —a smoke and/or gas detector means; —a vibration and/or tilt detection means; —an audible and/or visible alarm indication means; —a power source; and—a control circuit where input from said switch means, said smoke and/or gas... Agent: James C. Wray

20090009348 - Photoelectric smoke sensor and electronic equipment: In a photoelectric smoke sensor, a casing has a bottom cover section in which a plurality of holes are formed. The bottom cover section having the holes has a function of allowing smoke to flow into and out of a smoke detecting section and preventing insects from entering the smoke... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090009347 - Scattered light smoke detector: A scattered light smoke detector containing an optoelectronical assembly for measuring scatter signals detected below at least one forward scatter angle and at least one backscatter angle and evaluation electronics for determining an alarm value in accordance with the difference between the scatter signals. Smoke signals are produced from the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090009350 - Housing for a computing device: An improved housing for a computing device is disclosed. The improved housing is provided with one of an illuminable connector, a touch pad arrangement, and a palm rest stiffening plate. Normally, the illuminable connector and the touch pad arrangement are provided on external portions of a housing of the computing... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP/apple Inc.

20090009349 - Method of determining voltage stability margin for load shedding within an electrical power system: A method of monitoring voltage stability within an electrical power system comprises the steps of establishing a dynamic power system stability margin based on an operating characteristic of the power system; indicating that the power system has become unstable when the dynamic power system stability margin falls below a predetermined... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090009351 - Method for exception-based notification of the condition of an apparatus: A system (30) includes an analysis engine (34) and a notification engine (38) for selective notification of a condition (72) of an apparatus (26) monitored by a monitoring device (28). A method executed by the system (30) receives (116) data elements (58) from the monitoring device (28), processes (118) the... Agent: Meschkow & Gresham, P.L.C

20090009352 - System for testing nac operability using backup power: A monitoring system for a NAC (Notification Appliance Circuit) is provided. The monitoring system includes a system controller, and a NAC comprised of notification appliances that may be in a series. The NAC and its appliances may be operatively coupled to the system controller. The system controller is operable to... Agent: Gerald M. Bluhm Tyco Safety Products

20090009353 - Utility outlets having dynamically changing emergency evacuation routing: Devices, systems and methods that are capable of dynamically indicating emergency evacuation routes in a premises. In the premises, utility outlets such as electrical sockets and light switches are used to indicate, visually and/or audibly, an evacuation route. The use of utility outlets to indicate the evacuation routes takes advantage... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p

20090009354 - 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: Emerson, Thomson & Bennett, LLC

20090009355 - Wireless remote control for a media player connectable to a network: A device for remotely controlling functions of a digital multimedia player-recorder that is connectable to a network, and a system in which the device is implemented... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090009356 - Tethered digital butler consumer electronic device and method: The present invention relates to a tethered digital butler consumer electronics product and method. The tethered digital butler, of a price and form factor suitable for consumer electronics markets of developed and developing countries, includes a communications and multi-media console and a wireless remote. The remote may resemble a handheld... Agent: Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP

20090009357 - Method and system for preventing accidents: A method and a system for preventing an undesired incident between moving objects within a defined area which comprise establishing an overview of the objects by using a combination of data received from positioning means installed in the objects and sound data from the objects to be monitored. From data... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090009358 - Method and system for wirelessly transmitting control commands for a controller for lifting gear: Method for wirelessly transmitting control commands for a controller for lifting gear, wherein a wireless operating part has an unmistakeable address and a receiving part of the lifting gear has a selectable identifier, wherein the operating part is unambiguously assigned to a receiving part of lifting gear, said method comprising... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20090009359 - Method of monitoring commodity consumption: A method and a system for monitoring the quantity of the commodity consumed by a consumer comprises receiving during a preset reporting period window an output value that is security protected from the consumer, extracting a consumption value and a time stamp value from the output value, the extracted values... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment

20090009360 - System and method for measuring and recording distance: A system (10) and method for measuring and recording distances, such as between structures or reference points on vehicles. The system includes one or more measurement devices (12), each having a cable-extension transducer (14) for generating an electronic signal corresponding to the distance, a microprocessor(16) for determining the distance based... Agent: Spencer, Fane, Britt & Browne

20090009361 - Code 3 detector: The Code 3 Detector is a transmitting and receiving system that is specially designed to allow police, fire, and ambulance vehicles to send a visible and/or audible alert to motorists that is heard or seen within their vehicle. This unique system is comprised of a transmitter unit, used in the... Agent: Lance L. Say

20090009362 - Led traffic signal without power supply or control unit in signal head: A traffic signal is provided for controlling vehicular traffic. The traffic signal includes a light source (10) having a light emitting diode (LED) array (D1, D2, D3, D4). A power regulator (14) is associated with the light source and is constructed and arranged to control input current to the light... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090009363 - Methods, data structures, and systems to configure avionic equipment with profile data: Methods, data structures, and systems are provided for configuring avionic equipment with profile data. Profile data is defined, stored, and/or retrieved. The profile data is used to configure one or more display fields of the avionic equipment, display units of measure, identify flight plans, define map settings, set navigation fields,... Agent: Garmin International, Inc. Attn: Legal - Ip

20090009364 - Communication and fall detection systems for a rider being towed by a water vehicle: A fall detection system informs a driver of a water vehicle of a fallen rider being towed by the vehicle. The system includes a detection device coupled to a handle for detecting contact between the rider and the handle. The device generates a contact signal that automatically stops or changes... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

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20090002125 - Tag tape, rfid label, tag tape roll, and rfid circuit element cartridge: A tag tape comprises: an RFID tag insertion body that includes at least a substantially sheet-shaped antenna base wherein an RFID circuit element comprising an IC circuit part that stores information and a tag antenna that transmits and receives information is disposed; and a first tape and a second tape... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20090002126 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program: An information processing apparatus of the invention comprises: one input operation unit (button) which is operated in a specific way; and a locked/unlocked mode switching processing unit which, when the input operation unit is operated in the specific way, carries out processing to emulate a key operation corresponding to a... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090002127 - Methods, apparatuses and computer program products for automatic adjustment of call & message alert levels for missed/rejected calls/messages: A device for intelligently adjusting a volume level for call/message alerts includes a processor, an interface(s), a memory, a timer and a volume adjuster. The processor receives a call(s)/message(s) and causes the memory to store data associated with the call(s)/message(s). The processor invokes a timer and instructs a ringer to... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090002128 - Location management method using rfid series: The present invention relates to a method of location management on the road using RFID series. In particular, the present invention provides RFID series, where a number of RFID tags are concurrently installed without the need of installing RFID tags one by one and ID of each RFID tag is... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090002129 - Method of preventing collisions between rfid readers in rfid system: Disclosed herein is a method of preventing collisions between readers in an RFID system. The method includes a first step of RFID readers selecting transmitting channels by examining channels, a second step of transmitting signals via the selected transmitting channels, a third step of receiving signals via channels having the... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20090002130 - Wireless ic device: A wireless IC device includes a wireless IC chip having a power supply circuit including a resonant circuit having a predetermined resonant frequency and a radiation plate that externally radiates a transmission signal supplied from the power supply circuit and that supplies a reception signal externally transmitted to the power... Agent: Murata Manufacturing Company, Ltd. C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20090002131 - Canceling self-jammer signals in an rfid system: A device and method for canceling one or more self-jammer signals in a radio-frequency identification system.... Agent: Cool Patent, P.C. C/o Intellevate

20090002132 - Causing rfid tag to change how many remaining commands it will comply with: RFID reader systems, readers, components, software and methods for causing a custom RFID tag to change how many remaining commands they will comply with. In a number of embodiments, this is achieved by causing a custom limiting command to be transmitted to the tag.... Agent: Adorno & Yoss, LLP

20090002133 - Rfid-based personnel tracking: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for RFID-based personnel tracking. A method of tracking employees includes, in a first computer system, prompting a user for identification input, validating the identification input, receiving data from a first scan of a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag upon initiation of a task,... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP

20090002135 - Control system: The invention relates to a control system, in particular to a safety control system, comprising at least one sensor, at least one control module for the reading out of the at least one sensor and for the generation of a control signal, wherein the at least one control module has... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090002134 - Systems, methods, and devices for commissioning wireless sensors: In one preferred embodiment the present invention is an encoder for commissioning RFID transponders and includes a housing encasing a motor assembly, a motion and displacement sensor, wireless communication means for transferring instructions and data from and to a remote host, on-board memory, a processor, and an antenna with corresponding... Agent: Peter A. Haas, Esquire

20090002136 - Method of communication utilizing power line: A method for performing communication by utilizing the AC current in a power line without requiring any modulation or superposition of a high frequency. In the communication method utilizing the AC current in a secondary power line (L), an electric load (e.g. a load current) is imparted to the secondary... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20090002137 - Power line coupling device and method: A power line coupler for communicating data signals between a communication device and a power distribution system having one or more overhead energized medium voltage power line conductors is provided. One embodiment comprises a first lightening arrestor having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end of... Agent: Capital Legal Group, LLC

20090002138 - Measurement indication method and apparatus thereof: A measurement indication method and an apparatus to indicate difference between a measured result taken by a medical measurement instrument and a normal digital value according to medical theory. The medical measurement instrument includes at least a measurement element, a power supply, at least one processing unit and the apparatus... Agent: Joe Mckinney Muncy

20090002139 - Apparatus for selectively providing power over ethernet in an upgradeable patch panel and related methods: An upgradeable communications patch panel is provided. Embodiments of such a panel include multiple jacks that are configured to receive multiple communications cables and a power interface that is configured to connect to a power device and provide power to a remote communication device via one of the multiple jacks... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20090002140 - Haptic computer interface: A method and system of an embodiment may include a system comprising a touch screen display panel, and a tactile panel with one or more raised surfaces wherein the touch screen display panel is positioned on top of the tactile panel and the tactile panel creates one or more raised... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group

20090002142 - Image display device: An image display device capable of reducing the burden on a passenger and reducing the occurrence of motion sickness, by giving the passenger, through a visual sense, perception (visually induced self-motion perception) of his/her own body moving while viewing an image of a TV and the like in a vehicle,... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090002141 - Visual device for vehicles in difficult climatic/environmental conditions: The invention relates to a visual device for vehicles in difficult climatic/environmental conditions of the type essentially comprising a thermal camera (2) installed on a vehicle and connected to a viewing means positioned in the interior thereof, by means of a connection cable. The visual device is designed to operate... Agent: Pyle & Piontek Attn: Thomas R. Vigil

20090002143 - Digital vehicle cargo security system: The security system determines if the cargo area of a vehicle may have been opened in transit between a loading location and a destination location. The vehicle has an enclosed cargo area with a cargo door and lock. The system includes a digital counter which displays a number set thereon... Agent: Epstein Drangel Bazerman & James, LLP

20090002144 - Method of protecting a physical access and an access device implementing the methods: A method of improving the rate of detection of attempts at fraud when a person passes through a controlled space based on the use of different sets of parameters issuing from at least two different sensor systems, some sets of parameters being based on correlations of measurements issuing from various... Agent: Briggs And Morgan P.A.

20090002145 - Method and system for emergency notification: Method and apparatus for notifying an emergency responder of a vehicle emergency. Communication is established with a cellular telephone located within the vehicle. The communication link is monitored and the vehicle occupant is notified of link loss. The apparatus monitors vehicle safety systems for detection of an emergency condition. Upon... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl

20090002146 - Method and apparatus for determining and associating sensor location in a tire pressure monitoring system using dual antennas: A method for receiving data from and associating locations of a plurality of tire condition sensors in a vehicle comprises the step of mounting a first directional antenna in the vehicle oriented in a first direction to receive signals from an associated transmitter of at least some of said tire... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20090002147 - Method for safe operation of mobile phone in a car environment: A method of operating electronic equipment, wherein said electronic equipment utilizes a wireless signal to communicate, includes determining if the electronic equipment is operated within a moving vehicle based on a characteristic of the wireless signal and inhibiting operation of the electronic equipment if the electronic equipment is in a... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090002148 - Learning and reasoning about the context-sensitive reliability of sensors: A sensor monitoring system is described that identifies inaccurate or degraded sensor data and corresponding sensors. The system analyzes a plurality of sensors to determine reliable sensors and isolate or reinterpret unreliable sensor data. An analysis component analyzes a traffic representation that varies as context varies and determines the probability... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090002150 - Protection of control networks using a one-way link: A method for monitoring a process includes receiving a signal from a sensor that is indicative of a physical attribute associated with the process and transmitting data indicative of the received signal over a one-way link. The transmitted data received from the one way link are used in monitoring the... Agent: Welsh & Katz, Ltd. Gerald T. Shekleton

20090002149 - System and method for providing alarm connectivity within a network: A system is provided for connecting an alarm system to a monitoring center through a fiber optic network. The alarm signals may be transmitted through the electrical wiring within a house or other facility through a fiber optic network and the PSTN and/or Internet to the monitoring center. The connection... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group

20090002151 - Wireless sensor network: A system and method for implementing a wireless sensor network. The system comprises a plurality of motes, each mote having a sensor and a wireless communication system for communicating with neighboring motes; a distributed routing table distributed amongst each of the plurality of motes; and an update system for periodically... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090002153 - Key fob and system for indicating the lock status of a door lock: The present invention provides a system that records, at a remote location, the current status of a door lock. This invention provides a key fob device, which records the current status of a door look. The key fob indicates to the user the current lock status of the given door(s)... Agent: Ibm Corporation C/o Darcell Walker, Attorney At Law

20090002152 - Portable alarm transmitter for compliance monitoring: A portable alarm transmitter for compliance monitoring detects whether a user is wearing the device. If not, a special alarm signal is sent to the monitoring service provider so that remedial actions can be taken. The alarm transmitter comprises a motion sensor, and an algorithm thereby for detecting whether the... Agent: EagleIPLimited

20090002154 - Locating device for identifying the location of misplaced items and method therein: A locating device has a base unit with a plurality of selectable buttons that are assigned to items a user wants to keep track of. Self adhesive transceivers are attached to the items. The base is permanently attached to a wall or cupboard. In another embodiment, a wearable bracelet works... Agent: Patwrite LLC

20090002155 - Event detection system using electronic tracking devices and video devices: An event detection system includes a processor, an electronic tracking device, and one or more transmitters. Each of the one or more transmitters can be configured to be associated with a particular individual of a group of individuals. The processor can be configured to cluster data from the one or... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090002157 - Audio analysis, storage, and alerting system for safety, security, and business productivity: An audio surveillance, storage, and alerting system, including the following components: One or more audio sensory devices capture audio data having attribute data representing importance of the audio sensory devices. One or more audio analytics devices process the audio data to detect audio events. A network management module monitors network... Agent: Kd Secure Attn: Daniar Hussain

20090002156 - Method and apparatus for correlating non-critical alarms with potential service disrupting events: The present invention enables the correlation of low-level alarms across a specified period of time to determine if the aggregation of such alarms is a harbinger of an impending customer impacting service disruption. The low level alarms can be mapped against historical trends of other conditions that preceded other service... Agent: Mr. S.h. Dworetsky At&t Corp.

20090002158 - Look down lens as light diffuser in a passive infrared intrusion detection device: A passive infrared intrusion detection device has a housing with an infrared sensor in the housing. A focusing element is mounted in the housing for focusing infrared radiation from an area through the housing to the infrared sensor. A visible radiation emission device is in the housing, with the radiation... Agent: Dla Piper US LLP

20090002159 - Medical communication and locator system and method: There is disclosed a medical communication and locator system and method including a medical chart communication system and method and a personnel communication system and method for monitoring the location of charts and personnel in a medical environment. The communication and locator systems may be provided with one-way or two-way... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC

20090002160 - Usage monitoring of shopping carts or other human-propelled vehicles: A vehicle tracking system includes a wheel containing sensor circuitry capable of sensing various types of conditions, such as wheel rotation, wheel vibration caused by skidding, and specific electromagnetic and/or magnetic signals indicative of particular wheel locations. The sensor circuitry is coupled to an RF transceiver, which may but need... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090002161 - Security system for motorcycle crash helmet: Security system for the crash helmet (1) of a motorcycle (100), comprising a security system (10) installed into the crash helmet (1) which communicates through radio waves (wireless with the control device comprises a normally open switch (T2) placed between the power supply (120) and the ignition system (121) of... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090002162 - Computer theft deterrence technology: A system embodiment associated with making a computer a less desirable target for a thief is described. A system embodiment may include a security timer that is to be periodically refreshed. If the security timer is not periodically refreshed, then a computer in which the system embodiment is located may... Agent: Kraguljac & Kalnay, LLC

20090002171 - Device and method for capacitive reading of a code: In one embodiment of the present invention, a reading device and a method for determining an identity code is disclosed arranged at a package for a product. At least one embodiment of the present invention is based on capacitive measurements performed in capacitors formed between antennas of the reading device... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090002167 - Dual communication fob assembly comprising an insert within a base: A dual communication fob assembly provided with an attachment area for a ring or a chain and including in combination: an insert including a first contactless communication device; and a base with a pocket in the base for holding at least a part of the insert when inserted therein and... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090002165 - Method and system of determining a location characteristic of a rfid tag: Method and system of determining a locational characteristic of a RFID tag. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are systems comprising a radio frequency identification (RFID) reader, and a phased-array reading antenna coupled to the RFID reader (the phased-array reading antenna comprising a plurality of antenna elements). The system... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing

20090002169 - Method of preventing failure of reading wireless tags, and wireless tag data management system: A method includes a step of dividing tag IDs of plural wireless tags into groups; a step of sequentially storing tag data items in storage areas provided for the wireless tags, each tag data item including a tag ID and related-tag data constituted by the tag IDs of other wireless... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090002173 - Method, system and program for tracking pharmaceutical samples: The invention provides a method, system and machine readable program for tracking pharmaceutical samples. A pharmaceutical sample (such as a batch of pharmaceutical products) is provided to be distributed. The pharmaceutical sample is assigned a unique radio-frequency identification tag. The pharmaceutical sample is then tracked through a chain of custody... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090002163 - System and method for improving rfid tag reading performance: A system and a method for improving the reading range of RFID tags and detecting objects without placing RFID tags on them, through placement of the tags in optimal positions with respect to other elements responsive to electromagnetic waves that are naturally present in the environment of use of the... Agent: Nuri Dagdeviren

20090002166 - System and method of generating recommendations using an rfid-enabled recommendation system: A RFID-enabled recommendation system and related method utilizing information from RFID tags of products (e.g., foodstuffs) to generate recommendations regarding said products. In accordance with one aspect, a server generates recommendations based on product-specific information sent from a RFID tag.... Agent: Yahoo! Inc.

20090002164 - System and method to quickly and accurately detect and report component failures using rfid: An apparatus for reporting failed components which integrates a radio-frequency identification tag sub-circuit into each component of a system, including a latch controllable by a diagnostic function. The latch has at least two stable modes including an unlatched mode which prevents said tag from transmitting signals upon query by a... Agent: Ibm Corporation (rhf)

20090002172 - System for communicating with and monitoring movement of human-propelled vehicles: A vehicle tracking system includes a wheel containing sensor circuitry capable of sensing various types of conditions, such as wheel rotation, wheel vibration caused by skidding, and specific electromagnetic and/or magnetic signals indicative of particular wheel locations. The sensor circuitry is coupled to an RF transceiver, which may but need... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090002170 - Wireless tag reader/writer control system and wireless tag reader/writer control method: A wireless tag reader/writer control system includes a control apparatus for controlling a plurality of wireless tag readers/writers transmitting a signal to and receiving a signal from a wireless tag by transmitting an electromagnetic wave radiation execution timing arrangement including the time span authorized to radiate an electric wave at... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090002168 - Wireless tag reader/writer device and signal transmission/reception method thereof: A wireless tag reader/writer device of one example of the present invention sends question signals to a plurality of wireless tags at once and receives response signals sent from the wireless tags. The wireless tag reader/writer device sends transmission signals for a plurality of times by changing a transmission power... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090002174 - Wireless tag, wireless tag communication system, wireless tag access device, method of detecting corresponding wireless tags and computer readable medium: A wireless tag includes at least one of a signal radiation unit that radiates a first linking signal based on an instruction from a wireless tag access device, and a signal detection unit that detects a second linking signal that has been radiated and provides the second linking signal to... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090002175 - Power transfer for transponder devices: A reader for reading a memory tag comprises a resonant circuit part, a frequency source, a tuning detector and a tuning controller. The resonant circuit part has a resonant frequency. The frequency source is operable to generate a driving signal and is connected to the resonant circuit part to provide... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090002176 - Backscatter limited tags: Methods and apparatuses for secure communications of confidential information are provided. In an embodiment, a method of communicating with a population of radio frequency identification tags includes transmitting a first interrogation signal, receiving a response to the first interrogation signal from at least one RFID tag at a first received... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20090002178 - Dynamic mood sensing: A system that facilitates personalized sensing is provided. The system includes a sensing component that determines one or more user states based in part on a detected context and a mood component that employs the detected user states to indicate a dynamic condition of a user.... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090002180 - Information processing apparatus: An information processing apparatus includes a fatigue determining portion determining whether an operator is tired or not by referring to fatigue information on the operator's fatigue, and a processing control portion causing a first display for recovering the operator to be shown on a display portion together with a working... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090002177 - Receiving apparatus: The invention provides a receiving apparatus that can suppress data loss when an antenna is detached. When a non-connection of an antenna is detected (step S103: Yes) after a recording operation is started (step S101: Yes), the receiving apparatus operates a warning unit to issue a warning to a user... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090002179 - Signal converting cradle for medical condition monitoring and management system: A monitoring apparatus is disclosed which includes a receiver unit for receiving data and outputting a first alert signal based on the received data; and a docking unit comprising a converter unit which converts the first alert signal when the receiver unit is connected to the docking unit.... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090002181 - Disaster warning system: A disaster warning system including a weather radio, a tornado acoustic signature detector combined with a smoke detector and a carbon monoxide detector. The disaster warning system includes a central control unit and peripheral alarm unit, which report the alarm signals generated by the control unit.... Agent: Intellectual Property Dept. Dewitt Ross & Stevens Sc

20090002182 - In-line smoke attenuator: In one form the present invention provides an apparatus in an airflow path before a particle detector, wherein the apparatus removes a substantially constant proportion of all sizes of airborne particles from the airflow over time. In an example the apparatus includes a flow splitting arrangement configured to divide a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090002183 - Surge current alarm circuit: An exemplary surge current alarm circuit includes a detecting circuit to detect a surge current and convert the surge current into a digital signal with a pulse width corresponding to a duration of an over value part of the surge current when the surge current is over a limitative current... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090002184 - Apparatus and method for positioning a movable component of a motor actuated device: An apparatus and method are disclosed for positioning a movable component of a motor actuated device. The apparatus for carrying out the method includes a speech sensor for receiving speech input provided by a user of the device, and a force sensor for measuring a force input provided by the... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff

20090002185 - Programmable digital labels: A label for a product includes an electronic display for displaying label information. The digital label includes an operating system program with an applications interface to allow development of custom applications by manufacturers, retailers, and users of the product. The digital label also includes a communications interface enable communication with... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC

20090002186 - Inertial sensor tracking system: A tracking system allows for the tracking of underground mine equipment and personnel and is particularly useful in locating miners under emergency circumstances in order to expedite their rescue. The system includes an inertial sensor which is suitably sized to be carried by an individual or mounted on mine equipment.... Agent: Sand & Sebolt

20090002187 - Automated lost load response system: An automated lost load response system for work machines is disclosed. The response system has a container supported by the machine to retain material. It also has a sensor situated to detect material lost from the container. The sensor generates a signal corresponding to detection of material lost. Additionally, the... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.

20090002188 - Tracking system and portable virtual fence: A tracking system includes a global positioning system (GPS) module and a modem for mobile communications both attached to a pet (or other trackee), and a virtual fence (which includes a base station sending a signal to a certain range and a receiver attached to the pet (or other trackee)... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

20090002189 - System and method for information integration: An information integration system for integrating information includes: a local information receiving unit configured to receive information from a plurality of sensors; an information collecting unit configured to collect information from a plurality of remote information sources; and an information processing unit coupled to the local information receiving unit and... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090002190 - Multi-media memo board: A memo board, including: a front housing including a first opening; a display module disposed behind a front side of the front housing, a front panel of the display module being exposed through the first opening of the front housing; a circuit board disposed behind the front side of the... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20090002191 - Method of and apparatus for controlling electronic appliance: An edge signal extractor generates an edge signal according to a sound wave generated for controlling the electronic appliance. According to the edge signal, an edge pulse generator generates an edge pulse. If a predetermined number of such edge signals are generated, a controller displays, on a display of the... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090002192 - Dive computer system: A method of operating a dive information tracking system is disclosed wherein a diver or user carries or wears an underwater computer during an underwater dive. The underwater computer acquires information during the current underwater dive and the newly acquired information is wirelessly and automatically communicated to a central database... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC

20090002193 - Driver notification system, device, and associated method: Devices, systems, and methods are provided for alerting a driver that a potential hazard is in the vicinity of the driver's vehicle. In general, activation signals transmitted from a vehicle are received at a potential hazard, and hazard signals are, in response, transmitted from the potential hazard to the vehicle.... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group

20090002194 - Signal monitor with programmable non-critical alarm: A signal monitor includes an alarm function module configured to compare a plurality of input signals associated with traffic control to a set of programmable criteria associated with predetermined events, and to produce a non-critical alarm signal when at least one of the set of programmable criteria is satisfied. This... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C.

20090002195 - Sensing and predicting flow variance in a traffic system for traffic routing and sensing: Methods for decision making about sensor location/configuration for traffic sensing and routing are described. Construction of predictive models via machine learning that infer variance of road speeds, in general or for specific contexts (e.g., rush hours for a traffic system) occurs. The predictive models for road reliability are built from... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090002196 - Systems and methods for aircraft windshear detection: The present invention allows quick detection of actual hazardous windshears while ignoring the effects of normal turbulence. A system according to one aspect of the present invention comprises a signal processor configured to determine a presence of hazardous windshear based on: (a) whether a measured windshear is beyond a first... Agent: Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20090002197 - Automobile beacon, system and associated method: Devices, systems, and methods are provided for alerting a pedestrian, such as a visually impaired pedestrian, of a vehicle in the vicinity. In general, signals are transmitted from a vehicle to a device carried by a pedestrian, such as a mobile terminal. In response, the pedestrian's device may generate an... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group

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