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Communications: electrical February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/09

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20090051481 - Remote controller for providing menu and method thereof: A remote controller for providing at least one menu to control a plurality of external apparatuses is provided. The remote controller includes a display, a sensor which senses a gripping direction of the remote controller, and a controller which displays at least control menu of one of the plurality of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090051486 - Electronic key control and management system for vending machines and the like: A mobile electronic control device, such as an electronic key, is used to access or otherwise control the operations of a field device, such as an appliance, power tool, shipping container, etc. In a control event in which the mobile control device interacts with the field device via wired or... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20090051487 - System and methods for the remote measurement of a person's biometric data in a controlled state by way of synchronized music, video and lyrics: A method enabling a user with an electronic communication device to establish and stabilize his mental, emotional and physical condition in respose to stimulation data and then using biometric sensors applied to the user to provide for remote/local gathering of standardized biometric data into a remote database coordinated with remote... Agent: Naomi Assia Law Offices C/o LandonIPInc.

20090051482 - Access control system: An access control system with at least one entrance lane (4) has two or more antenna coils (12 to 15) arranged in pairs mutually opposing each other. Each antenna coil pair (12, 13 or 14, 15) is actuated by a reading device (20) for reading out a transponder (22) carried... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20090051483 - Access control system: An access control system has at least two antenna coils (12, 13 and 14, 15) arranged one behind the other at an entrance lane (4) and connected to a reading device (20), which with a capacitance (40, 41) form an oscillating circuit (30, 31). Here either the one oscillating circuit... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20090051484 - Interface system for wirelessly actuating a relay associated with a moveable structure and method for use of same: An interface system for wirelessly actuating a relay associated with a moveable structure and method for use of same are disclosed. In one embodiment, a local access device having call box functionality and a server communicate over a wireless network such as cellular network. The interface provided by the local... Agent: Scott T. Griggs

20090051488 - Communication system having transmitter and receiver and signal sending/receiving method: A technique for achieving a risk-free keyless entry system for vehicles at low costs is disclosed. The keyless entry system includes a transmitter responsive to an operation of an operation unit for transmitting a signal indicative of to-be-sent information toward an on-board device at a prespecified communication rate. The on-board... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20090051485 - Methods and apparatus for product authentication: A method for product authentication, comprising applying to the genuine products code on a label, the code being generated by an algorithm, which code is unique to a small sub-set of articles, preferably for a single such article, so that it can be assumed that any product on the market... Agent: Roberts, Mardula & Wertheim, LLC

20090051489 - Security system and method by iris key system for door lock: A security system and method using an iris key system for a door lock are disclosed, in which an inherent iris key code is stored in a static memory of an iris key unit, and an iris key code is copied and recorded into a temporary memory only when an... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090051490 - Methods and systems to improve rfid inventory polling accuracy: Methods, systems, and media to improve polling accuracy in RFID systems are disclosed. Embodiments comprise receiving information from one or more tags by a tag reader, comparing the information from the tags to other information, and adding the tag to an inventory if the tag does not exist in the... Agent: Ibm Corporation (jss) C/o Schubert Osterrieder & Nickelson PLLC

20090051492 - Maintaining rfid information for virtual machines: Methods, apparatus, and products for maintaining RFID information for virtual machines are disclosed that include establishing a virtual machine on a host computer, the host computer capable of supporting a plurality of virtual machines, the host computer comprising one or more RFID transponders; determining RFID information for the virtual machine;... Agent: Ibm (rps-blf) C/o Biggers & Ohanian, LLP

20090051491 - Radio-frequency identification system: The invention is a radio-frequency identification system consisting of a reader and a tag. The reader comprises a transmit/receive resonant circuit comprising one or more coils, a means for repeatedly driving the transmit/receive resonant circuit with pulses of a periodic signal, a means for obtaining a tag response signal from... Agent: Robert E Malm

20090051493 - Reader control system: An RFID reader control system and method is provided. A protocol for controlling an RFID reader and an RFID reader control unit of a mobile phone is defined. Messages, information, commands, responses, and notification are constructed and transmitted between the RFID reader and the RFID reader control unit.... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey

20090051495 - System and program product for automatic rfid attentuation and recovery: The invention provides a system and program product for attenuating a radio frequency identification (RFID) reader. In one embodiment, the system includes optimizing a coverage area of an RFID reader.... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090051494 - Tag identification system, tag reading apparatus, and method for determining sequence of tags: The invention provides a tag identification system, a tag reading apparatus, and a method for determining sequence of tags. According to an aspect of the invention, a tag identification system comprises a tag reading apparatus and a plurality of tags, wherein: the tag reading apparatus has at least two antennas,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090051496 - Method and apparatus for low power modulation and massive medium access control: An ultra low power, low complexity, low collision, deterministic modulation method that also works as a massive medium access mechanism for communication systems is based on positioning data in a communication resource space, such as time and frequency, such that the position of a symbol in that space determines its... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20090051499 - Rfid system, reader, control, program and transmission method: A reader (100-1) transmits an interrogation wave to an RFID tag (200) through an antenna (102-1). A reader (100-2) transmits a power supply wave to the RFID tag (200) through an antenna (102-2). The waves to be transmitted in prescribed timing are switched, and the reader (100-1) transmits the power... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090051498 - Rfid optimized capability negotiations: A near field communication (NFC) device is capable of operating as an NFC initiator device or an NFC target device for exchanging request and response messages with another similar device in order to determine a secondary transport mechanism suitable for communications between the two devices with bandwidth greater than available... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20090051497 - Wireless ic tag, document medium, and information processor: Even in the bound form of a document composed of document sheets, the tag information on each document sheet can be read. When the documents sheet are printed by two-sided printing, the tag information on each page of the document sheet can be read by detecting the front and back... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090051500 - Rfid tag for auction bids, rfid tag communication system, auction system, and server for auction bids: A RFID circuit element provided with an IC circuit part that can store information and a tag antenna connected to the IC circuit part is provided, and the IC circuit part stores and holds auction site information including operator information such as login ID, password and the like and URL... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090051501 - Methods and systems of using radio frequency identification tags: Method and system of using radio frequency identification tags. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods comprising receiving an item for purchase, reading RFID tag on the item to identify the item at checkout, and writing data to the RFID tag indicative of parameters associated with the purchaser.... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing

20090051502 - System and method for storing and retrieving equipment inspection and maintenance data: An inspection and maintenance data storage and retrieval system features one or more memory buttons mounted in association with an equipment item. Each memory button incorporates a uniquely identified read/write memory chip, and may comprise a contact memory button, an RFID chip, or other type of read-write memory. Technical information... Agent: Donald V. Tomkins C/o Tomkins Law Office

20090051504 - Method for starting an operating system of a handheld device: A method for starting an operating system of a handheld device includes: setting an alarm time of an alarm clock as T seconds after a current system time of the handheld device when the handheld device is in a standby mode; monitoring the current system time of the handheld device... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090051503 - Wireless timer system: A wireless timer system (10) is shown including a master unit (12) and multiple remote modules (13). The master unit communicates with the slave units through a RF signal. The master unit includes a control circuit for controlling the activation of the remote modules during at least one designated activation... Agent: Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz Intellectual Property Department

20090051505 - Function unit for dual wiring system: A function unit having easy exchangeability in a dual wiring system is provided. The function unit is detachably connected to a gate device mounted in a wall surface of a structure, and connected to both of an electric power line and an information line previously installed in the structure. The... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090051506 - Programmable light display: Programmable light assemblies that may function in various operating modes, such as to function as marker lights and/or emergency lights, or have other functions, are disclosed. The protocol and architecture of the light assemblies enables the associated light fixtures to provide a constant current output despite the presence of substantially... Agent: Michael P. Mazza, LLC

20090051507 - Method, system and program product for tonal audio-based monitoring of network alarms: A method, system and program product for audio tonal monitoring of an alarm generated by a device in a network. The method includes mapping a severity level for an alert to be generated for a device in a network to at least one audio tone having a plurality of audible... Agent: Silvy Anna Murphy

20090051508 - Sounder: To provide a sounder that outputs alarm sound to notify an abnormality in a monitored region. The sounder includes: a sound source that outputs alarm sound when a pulse signal is applied to the sound source; a pulse signal application unit that applies the pulse signal to the sound source;... Agent: Sherr & Vaughn, PLLC

20090051509 - Apparatus and method for controlling vibration in mobile terminal: An apparatus and method for controlling vibration in a mobile terminal are provided. The method includes, upon detecting a key input by a user, determining whether a current feedback signal is detected when an external case with a first vibrator is connected to the mobile terminal, upon detecting the current... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP

20090051510 - System and method for detecting and reporting vehicle damage: System and method for monitoring a vehicle comprising an accelerometer unit capable of monitoring vehicle accelerations, a processor adapted to receive inputs from the accelerometer unit and to compare the vehicle accelerations to predetermined parameters, wherein an attack on the vehicle is identified when one or more vehicle accelerations exceed... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

20090051511 - Crime prevention device for vehicle: In a vehicle security system provide with intrusion determining means for transmitting a transmission wave in a vehicle, and determining, based on an output of a reflected wave of the transmission wave, whether or not a body intrudes into the vehicle and neighbor body determining means for detecting a body... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090051512 - Vehicle anti-theft sos-calling device: A vehicle anti-theft SOS-calling device includes at least one SOS-calling device having a control unit, anti-theft detecting unit, and a rescue signal lamp board; and a remote controller having a main controller, at least one switch, and an alarming unit. The control unit has a wireless receiver and a wireless... Agent: Pin-ying Yu

20090051513 - Closure panel control apparatus: A microcomputer executes initialization, which causes a memory of the microcomputer to store operational information of a window glass of a door therein in a state where no previous information is stored in the memory. The microcomputer cancels the initialization when an open state signal, which indicates an open state... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20090051516 - Assistance system for assisting a driver: The invention relates to an assistance system for assisting a driver of a motor vehicle having a plurality of external and internal view sensors (video sources) which supply traffic-related, visual data items, an object detection unit which is connected downstream of the external and internal view sensors, an evaluation logic... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20090051514 - Car collision global positioning system: The present invention relates to a device and system to inform people and relevant authorities about the place of a traffic accident at the time they occur in order for required assistance to get there as soon as possible. The device transmits messages in frequencies to relevant authorities for emergencies... Agent: Furr Law Firm

20090051515 - Imaging apparatus and drive recorder system: An imaging apparatus mounted on a vehicle and imaging a vicinity of the vehicle, includes a photographic lens, an image pickup device, an image processing section, an accident detection sensor, a controlling section, and a recording section. The image pickup device generates an image signal by performing photoelectric conversion of... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090051517 - Light emitter for vehicle and apparatus for alerting opening/closing of sliding door using the same: A light emitter for vehicle which can be easily mounted to a vehicle body, and an apparatus for alerting opening/closing of a sliding door using the same are provided. A light emitter for vehicle has an elongated base member. The base member is flexible, and has a recess formed in... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20090051520 - Sensor device: A speed sensor fastened to a front fork constituting a bicycle with a cable tie includes a sensor body having a reed switch detecting movement of a front wheel in the bicycle, and a rubber pad tied up on the front fork and rotatably holding the sensor body to vary... Agent: Olson & Cepuritis, Ltd.

20090051518 - Speed exceeded notification device for vehicle having a data bus and associated methods: A speed exceeded notification device is for a vehicle of a type including a vehicle data communications bus extending throughout the vehicle, and at least one vehicle device generating data related to vehicle speed on the vehicle data communications bus. The speed exceeded notification device may include a wireless communications... Agent: Regan, Christopher Allen Dyer Milbrath And Gilchrist Pa

20090051519 - Vehicle device to activate a visual or audible alert and associated methods: A speed exceeded notification device may be installed in a vehicle of a type including a vehicle data communications bus extending throughout the vehicle, and at least one vehicle indicator coupled to the vehicle data communications bus. The speed exceeded notification device may include a wireless communications device, and a... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.

20090051521 - Error handling for multi-functional display: A vehicle display system includes a plurality of sensors mounted to a vehicle for sensing vehicle operating conditions and a vehicle display controller in communication with the sensors. The controller is capable of receiving signals transmitted from the sensors and prioritizing vehicle operating conditions indicated by received signals according to... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20090051522 - Led sequential lighting system for vehicles and method of use: Described is a sequential lighting system that is controlled by a control circuit. The sequential lighting system includes a series of LEDs, a housing having a plurality of compartments or devices with each compartment configured to contain one or more of said LEDs and a control circuit operable to illuminate... Agent: Greenberg Traurig

20090051523 - Led sequential lighting system for vehicles and method of use: Described is a sequential lighting system that is controlled by a control circuit. The sequential lighting system includes a series of LEDs, a housing having a plurality of compartments or devices with each compartment configured to contain one or more of said LEDs and a control circuit operable to illuminate... Agent: Greenberg Traurig

20090051524 - Method and system for recognizing daily activities using sensors: There is provided a daily activity recognition system using sensors installed in required positions in a home to recognize daily activities of an old person, the system including: a radio frequency (RF) management unit receiving data measured by a plurality of sensors installed in required positions in a home, recognizing... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090051525 - Security system and services: A security system, comprises: a registry for registering items for which security is to be monitored, each item is identified in the registry with a unique identifier. A reporting arrangement enables a party to report an event in connection with the security of an item in the registry; and an... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090051526 - System and method for managing workflow: A system and method for managing workflow is provided. The system includes one or more computer devices which execute workflow software to assign tasks to medical staff. The workflow software may be configured to assign tasks to persons on the medical staff based on a set of criteria including the... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg, LLP

20090051527 - Daily life engagement time monitoring method and device: The method for monitoring engagement time in daily life includes receiving a first radio frequency signal from a first signal source containing a first identification information of the first signal source; matching the first identification information with pre-defined identification information; storing in-time of the said first radio frequency signal with... Agent: Or, Ng & Chan

20090051528 - Security access control system and method for making same: A security system to identify a true door forced open alarm is provided. The security system includes an electronic entry means configured to allow access through a door. The security system also includes a request to exit device configured to indicate a request to exit the door. The security system... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20090051529 - Intrusion detection sensor: One embodiment is provided with a microwave sensor (1) that sends a plurality of microwaves of different frequencies toward a detection area, then outputs a reflected wave detection signal (S1) indicating whether or not there is a detection target object in the detection area based on respective reflected waves, and... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090051530 - Article tagging: A tagging material for the production of electronic identification tags. Shown generally at (10) is a continuous tape of thermoplastic plastics material. The tape (10) comprises a film (12) having on an upper surface a coating (14) of release agent, and on a lower surface a coating (16) of adhesive.... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20090051531 - Countermeasure system triggered by movement of a display of a computing device: An anti-theft system for portable computing devices, and more particularly, to a countermeasure system and method triggered by movement of a computing screen to prevent the theft of a computing device. The device comprises a base portion, a display portion hingedly attached to the base portion and a sensor configured... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090051533 - Backscattering different radio frequency protocols: The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for backscattering different radio frequency protocols. In some implementations, a radio Frequency (RF) tag includes an antenna and a storage module. The antenna is configured to receive an RF signal from any of a plurality of readers. Each reader is... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090051534 - Eas system providing synchronized transmission: A system and method for providing synchronized transmission in an electronic article surveillance (EAS) system is provided. The method includes determining a transmission timing difference between a plurality of units of the EAS system using a communication link of the EAS system and synchronizing transmissions for each of the plurality... Agent: Ip Legal Department Tyco Fire & Security Services

20090051535 - Method and device for protecting articles: The invention relates to a device (1) for protecting articles (2), especially displayed goods, from theft. Said device comprises a sensor, connected to a control and alarm device (4) for triggering an alarm when the sensor (3) responds, and to be secured to the article (2) to be protected. The... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20090051532 - Wireless technology for various product/people lighting solutions: A RFID based technology employs central computer(s) (10), reader/receiver(s) (11), lighting system(s) (12), product tag(s) (20), personal tag(s) (30), and/or shopping list(s) (40). Each product tag (20) includes integrated circuit(s) (21) and product data information (22), and optionally includes LEDs (23). Each personal tag 30 includes integrated circuit(s) (31) and... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090051536 - Decommissioning bin for automatic decommissioning of electronic tags: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to electronic tag decommissioning and provide a method, system and computer program product for electronic tag decommissioning. In one embodiment of the invention, an electronic tag decommissioning system can be provided. The system can include a database housing... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg

20090051537 - Detection stabilizing system for rfid system, detection stabilizing method, and program for stabilizing detection: Quantities of movements of human and matter within a detection area are detected, based on the read results of an ID holding unit arranged in the detection area or information obtained from a sensor arranged in the detection area. Parameters are decided in accordance with the detected movement quantity, and... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090051540 - Anti-fake packaging material of rfid and its packaging method: A RFID packaging material packaging method includes the steps of: providing a substrate having a conductive layer covered thereon, processing the conductive layer of the substrate to form an antenna, electrically connecting a chip to the antenna via a pad, and covering the substrate onto a product for enabling the... Agent: Sinorica, LLC

20090051541 - Rfid certified document and its preparing method: A RFID certified document preparing method includes the steps of: (1) providing a medium and printing an antenna on the medium, (2) printing document data on the medium, and (3) electrically connecting a chip to the antenna via a pad. The invention also provides a RFID certified document prepared according... Agent: Sinorica, LLC

20090051539 - Rfid tag having antenna with co-planar radiation pattern: An radio frequency identification (“RFID”) system and RFID tag that include a substrate body having a surface where the substrate body defines a plane of the tag, an RFID integrated circuit disposed on the surface of the substrate body, and an antenna that has an antenna pattern, which is disposed... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.

20090051538 - Transceiver device: One aspect of the invention relates to a transceiver device with a substrate with a layer of dielectric material with a relative permeability of greater than 1 and/or with a magnetic material with a relative magnetic permeability of greater than 1. An antenna is monolithically integrated in the substrate and/or... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja

20090051545 - Hand washing monitor: Methods, systems, and computer-storage media provide for the monitoring of hand washing by people entering a room. A person is detected entering a room and an image of the person is captured. The person is identified as an employee using various employee identifiers or is identified as a visitor. The... Agent: Hope Baldauff Hartman, LLC

20090051542 - Individualizing a content presentation: Embodiments provide an apparatus, a system, and a method. A method individualizing a presentation of content includes receiving data indicative of a physical orientation of a person relative to a display operable to present the content. The method also includes selecting a display parameter of the presented content in response... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090051546 - Intelligent routing of patients using distributed input devices: A system and method for intelligently routing patients on-the-fly inside a hospital is contemplated. Patients and resources are tagged to allow a central clearing house to track their location. Using the location information, the central clearing house can then dispatch commands to bring patients to resources, or vice versa. The... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish

20090051543 - System and method for providing visual and physiological cues in a matching system: A system and method for displaying a match alert. First and second user monitors are configured to communicate with an interrogator to establish the presence of the user monitors in a defined space. An information server is configured to determine whether profiles of the first and the second user profiles... Agent: Roberts, Mardula & Wertheim, LLC

20090051544 - Wearable user interface device, system, and method of use: Provided herein is a wearable interface for providing information from a user to a control unit comprising at least one wearable patch in communication with the control unit, wherein the patch is adaptable to detect object data and transmit the object data to the control unit. Further provided herein is... Agent: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

20090051547 - Antenna proximity determining system utilizing bit error rate: Described is an antenna proximity determining system for determining the location of an animal with respect to a transmitting antenna utilizing the bit error rate corresponding to a signal transmitted by the transmitting antenna and received by a receiver unit carried by the animal and for delivering a stimulus to... Agent: Pitts And Brittian P C

20090051548 - Pet alert device: A device for alerting a pet owner that the pet wants to be let outside comprised of: a housing having at least one side surface and a bottom surface; at least one movable plate, each movable plate movable between a first position where no pressure is applied to it and... Agent: Absolute Technology Law Group LLC

20090051549 - Bed load detector: A load detector 1 is provided with a base plate portion 2 to be disposed on a bed installation surface 55, a leg disposing plate portion 13 on which a caster 51 as a leg portion of a bed is to be disposed, the leg disposing plate portion 13 being... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090051550 - Sleep state measuring apparatus and sleep state measuring method: Even if a mattress or the like suffers long-term deterioration, a sleep state measuring apparatus is provided which can set a suitable amplification factor A of a biosignal. The sleep state measuring apparatus detects the biosignal which changes depending on the sleep state of a person who gets on the... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20090051551 - Apparatus and method for wireless location sensing: A sensor assembly includes a sensor configured to detect at least one material or condition, such as a smoke detector, fire detector, or carbon monoxide detector. The sensor assembly also includes a base configured to be mounted on a structure, such as a wall or ceiling, and to receive the... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090051552 - Fire or smoke detector with high false alarm rejection performance: An apparatus for detecting a hazardous condition includes an optical module for measuring scattered light caused by the hazardous condition, a temperature sensor, a humidity sensor, and a processing unit coupled to receive signals from the optical module, the temperature sensor and the humidity sensor. The processing unit processes the... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090051553 - Photo sensitive device: A photosensitive device for warning an individual that the interior light level on one side of the window is greater than the light level on the outside of the window includes first and second photo sensors, a comparator circuit and/or a logic circuit and an alarm. The device may also... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090051554 - Sensing device arrangement for fuel storage tanks: A sensing device arrangement for a fuel storage system is provided having at least one storage tank, a plurality of sensing devices positioned in or around the at least one storage tank, and a controller in electrical communication with the plurality of sensing devices. The controller is configured to communicate... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20090051555 - Polyphase source detecting circuit: A polyphase source detecting circuit configured for detecting a polyphase source having three sources includes three sampling circuits and an alarm circuit. Each sampling circuit has a control switch. A control terminal of the control switch of each sampling circuit is connected to one of the phase sources of the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090051556 - Optical network terminal backup battery voltage alert: An optical network terminal (ONT) battery backup unit (BBU) battery voltage alert system (BVAS). The BVAS can send multiple alerts via email, pager, land-line telephone, wireless telephone, fax, personal digital assistant (PDA), etc. when the backup battery voltage is less than its full voltage. The alerts can be categorized as... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group

20090051557 - Method and electrical switching apparatus including a number of accessories employing wireless communication: A circuit breaker includes separable contacts, an operating mechanism opening and closing the contacts, a first processor determining an open or closed state of the contacts, and a wireless transceiver transmitting the open or closed state from the first processor and receiving a signal. A first accessory includes a wireless... Agent: Martin J. Moran

20090051558 - Method and apparatus for providing optical indications about a state of a circuit: An apparatus or corresponding method according to an embodiment of the invention provides optical indications about the state of a circuit on a circuit board. A standard Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) connector component and an optical light transmission element are arranged at different angles relative to an edge of the... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20090051559 - Methods and systems for tracking users and providing services: Methods and systems for tracking users and providing services are provided. The system comprises a plurality of pressure sensors, a storage unit, at least one service providing unit having a service, and a signal processing unit. The pressure sensors detect pressure applied thereon at a specific time point, and correspondingly... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC

20090051560 - Drug dispenser/container display: A display for use on medical dispensing equipment, and the resulting medical device and its method of display. In particular, provided are a number of specific embodiments of such a display on a medical device, including a film display for use on pill bottles and pill dispensers that utilize colored... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090051561 - System and method for advertising display: The present invention is a system and method for advertising using a portable media display unit that displays video from information stored on a media display unit or information transmitted wirelessly to the unit.... Agent: Robert M. Schwartz, P.A.

20090051562 - Monitoring tags: The invention provides a monitoring tag for wearing about the appendage of an individual. It includes a self-contained transmitter module that is located in a housing and transmits radio signals to a base unit, for receipt by the base unit if within a predetermined range. If the individual wearing the... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP

20090051563 - Electronic device with remote controller: An electronic device includes a main housing with a plurality of electronic components contained therein, and a remote controller configured for controlling the electronic components contained in the main housing. A receptacle is formed in the main housing and a charging unit is disposed in the main housing. The remote... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090051564 - Tongue based control method and system for preforming the method: With a method and a System for tongue based control of computers and/or aids, particularly for severely disabled persons it is the intention to ease the communication capabilities of severely disabled persons and their control of their aids, where the costs of producing the system are low, thereby avoiding the... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090051565 - Solution for consumer electronics control: The preferred embodiment of the present invention presents a method and a device for a host control unit to communicate over a protocol compliant bus via the introduction of an auxiliary command control unit that handles communications to and from the protocol compliant bus. The auxiliary command control unit converts... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.

20090051566 - System, method , and apparatus for collecting telematics and sensor information in a delivery vehicle: The invention is directed to a data collection and evaluation system that includes a telematics device for collecting, time-stamping, and storing vehicle sensor data. Examples of the type of data collected include door data, ignition data, speed data, global positioning data, and diagnostic and trouble code data. The system further... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090051567 - Highway intersection hazard warnings and traffic control system, and method of applying same: A hazard warning and traffic control system includes a housing having at least two display faces oriented at an angle relative to one another, and an electronic controller including a timer. Each of the display faces contains multiple fields, and each of the fields includes many illuminating members. Each of... Agent: Law Office Of J.d. Pemberton

20090051568 - Method and apparatus for traffic control using radio frequency identification tags: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for controlling traffic. A set of vehicles is monitored moving from one radio frequency identification tag sensor to another radio frequency identification tag sensor in a network of radio frequency identification tag sensors to detect movement of the set of... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20090051569 - Method and system for passenger flight security: An air travel security system is disclosed for preventing potential hijackers or terrorists from accessing the same bathroom during an airline flight. Bathroom keys are distributed to passengers upon boarding according to a system whereby a first passenger receives a key for a first bathroom, a second passenger receives a... Agent: Russ Weinzimmer

20090051570 - Traffic display system, aircraft including the display system and method of displaying off-scale traffic in the display system: A aircraft traffic display system, aircraft including the display system and a method of displaying aircraft and vehicle traffic in the display system. The system includes an ownship location finder determining ownship location and maps, including airport maps stored in map storage. A traffic information collector collecting information on airport... Agent: Law Office Of Charles W. Peterson, Jr. -- Boeing

02/19/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090045912 - Starting control apparatus and starting control method: An immobilizer type outputting part outputs information indicating that no immobilizer device is provided in the vehicle to an immobilizer-installed body ECU or a body ECU through an in-vehicle communication network in the case where an immobilizer type identification part of a remote start ECU judges that no immobilizer device... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090045913 - System and method for interrogation radio-frequency identification: A system and method for communicating with contactless IC cards of multiple protocols and power levels includes generating a first alternating magnetic field with an interrogator for energizing a proximate IC card and receiving a data transmission from the IC card. A processor of the interrogator is configured to decode... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20090045914 - Write-protection module and method for storage device: A write-protection module for a storage device and the method thereof are disclosed. The write-protection module includes a power supply circuit, a fingerprint sensor, a database, and a microprocessor. The microprocessor for receiving the working power produced by the power supply circuit to maintain operation is respectively coupled to the... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090045910 - Platform for standardizing vehicle communications with third-party applications: A business-to-vehicle platform functions as an information technology (IT) integration platform to support secure communication between a vehicle's onboard IT system and any offboard third-party IT system. In one embodiment, the a vehicle's communication hub is decoupled from all voice and data traffic to/from third-party service providers, such that the... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090045911 - Use of radio frequency identifier (rfid) tags for identification of an authentication status of an item: A method and system for identifying an authentication status of a first item. An RFID reader transmits zero and a random number to a first RFID tag associated with the first item. The first RFID tag uses a hashing function to compute a hash (H1) of a concatenation of an... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts

20090045909 - Water friend or foe system for global vessel identification and tracking: A Water Friend or Foe System (WFSS) includes a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card in a SIM reader on a marine vessel. A transmitter, which is coupled to the SIM reader, transmits information from the SIM card, as well as positioning information, to a WFFS tracking station.... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090045915 - Dynamic inventory management of deployed assets: A dynamic inventory management method can include the step of attaching a location tag to a deployable asset. A mobile entity can be associated with the location tag. A tag scanner can scan for location tags within a range of the tag scanner. Data can be conveyed from the tag... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A.

20090045919 - Apparatus for communicating with a rfid tag: An apparatus for communicating with a RFID tag that can improve versatility of the apparatus for communicating with a RFID tag, and further simplify equipment configuration and reduce costs of users by enabling information transmission/reception with a RFID circuit element in and outside the apparatus is provided. The apparatus for... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090045916 - Battery-assisted backscatter rfid transponder: A radio frequency transponder includes at least one battery, which is coupled to provide electrical power for operating the transponder and at least one antenna, which is configured to receive and backscatter RF interrogation radiation from an interrogation device. An integrated circuit is arranged to store a code including information... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20090045918 - Electronic label, method for controlling products and method for data communication: The invention relates to an electronic label and a method for controlling products. According to the invention, the label comprises at least one support component; at least one support component; at least one antenna; at least one transponder; at least one display, the display comprising electronic ink arranged on a... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20090045917 - Interrogator and interrogation system employing the same: An interrogator, methods of discerning the presence of an object, and interrogation systems employing the same. In one embodiment, the interrogation systems include multiple interrogators that communicate with a base command unit to track a location of an object. In another embodiment wherein the object is an RFID object (e.g.,... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.

20090045920 - Methods, systems, and products for discovering electronic devices: Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for controlling an electronic device. A query is received at a remote control interface. A response to the query is determined. A random response interval of time is determined according/to a collision avoidance mechanism. When the random response interval of time expires, then the... Agent: At&t Legal Department Attn: Patent Docketing

20090045921 - System and method for multi-protocol radio-frequency identification: A system and method for communicating with contactless IC cards of multiple protocols includes transmitting an IC card polling signal and receiving a data transmission from an IC card. A processor is configured to determine whether or not a data transmission is received in response to the polling signal. The... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20090045922 - Data collection system having eir terminal interface node: A network accessible node that facilitates management of a fleet of portable communication devices (EIR terminal), including portable data terminals and/or barcode readers, by directing performance of software upgrade and/or configuration update actions by one or more members of the fleet of EIR terminals.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090045923 - Wireless communication system: An electronic tag (10) is operable in both an RTF protocol mode and a TTF or TTO protocol mode. Typically, the tag is an RFID tag which includes an antenna (11) acting as a receiver for receiving a signal, and as a transmitter for transmitting a signal.... Agent: Morriss Obryant Compagni, P.C.

20090045924 - Information transmission and processing systems and methods for freight carriers: Methods and systems for remotely monitoring trailer or trailers attached to a vehicle is provided. The method includes associating an identification tag or ABS ECU that is configured to broadcast a trailer identification signal with a trailer. The method further includes receiving the trailer identification signal on-board the vehicle, associating... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP

20090045926 - Consumable holder with taxonomy: A consumable holder is provided for use with the appliance configured to perform a physical cycle of operation on an article. The consumable holder is configured to communicate with the appliance using a well formed command according to a taxonomy dataset.... Agent: Whirlpool Patents Company - Md 0750

20090045925 - System, apparatus, and method for communicating sensor information of a system component that is disposed in a hazardous location: A system, apparatus, and method for communicating sensor information of a system component that is disposed in a hazardous location to a system controller including using an advanced hazardous location monitor/controller apparatus (data concentrator) along with power line communications to communicate diagnostic information obtained from a sensor located in a... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20090045927 - System for alerting remote vehicle operator of unsafe transportation network conditions: The specification and drawing figures describe and illustrate a system for alerting a remote vehicle operator of unsafe transportation network conditions that includes a mobile wireless communications system. A mobile computing platform is mounted on a remote vehicle and operatively connectable across the mobile wireless communications system. Operator driving data,... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090045928 - System and method for combined blind spot detection and rear crossing path collision warning: A vehicle is equipped with blind spot detection and rear crossing path collision warning system. Programmable maximum range limit radar sensors mounted on the vehicle are used to provide blind spot object detection warning when the vehicle is traveling in a forward direction and rear crossing path collision warning when... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC Ford Global Technologies, Inc.

20090045929 - Safety system for trucks: A system for encouraging the use of a load stabilizer in a cargo carrying vehicle comprising a storage device which has a detector, the detector being adapted to sense the presence or absence of a stabilizing member such as a shoring bar, the detector being designed to emit a first... Agent: Eric Fincham

20090045930 - System for monitoring the tire: This invention provides a tire monitoring system, comprising a remote tire monitoring unit installed in the tire, a central controller, a speech indicating unit and a brake deceleration mechanism; wherein the remote tire monitoring unit is used to monitor and sample the pressure and temperature within the tire, and generate... Agent: Calfee Halter & Griswold, LLP

20090045931 - Vehicle deceleration warning apparatus: A vehicle deceleration warning apparatus is activated immediately when a driver of the vehicle intends to decelerate. The vehicle deceleration warning apparatus includes an ignition monitoring module, a first microprocessor module, a wireless transmitting module, a wireless receiving module, a second microprocessor module, and a display driving module. The ignition... Agent: Apex Juris, PLLC

20090045932 - Motor vehicle comprising a warning device: A motor vehicle has a warning device for drivers of vehicles traveling behind in situations with strong braking deceleration. This warning device exhibits a warning signal transmitter, preferably formed by flashing indicators, a sensor for sensing the situation with strong braking deceleration and which is formed by the sensor for... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090045933 - Led warning light: A compact warning light employs LED lamps as a light source and has a lighthead configured for insertion into the reflector shells of a motor vehicle such as a sedan or SUV. The lighthead has a base and cover which define a sealed interior space surrounding the LED lamps. The... Agent: Alix Yale & Ristas LLP

20090045934 - Self-contained turn signal indicator unit: A self-contained turn signal indicator unit for signaling to the hearing impaired driver of a motor vehicle that the vehicle's turn signals are activated. The indicator unit is attached to the cover of the vehicle's steering column and produces a loud audible signal and a light signal when the turn... Agent: Calif Kip Tervo

20090045935 - Direction indicator: If a turn signal switch is operated and a right-turn signal or a left-turn signal is input, a turn signal controller outputs a turn signal lamp lighting signal to a relay so as to make the turn signal lamp flash. Detection signals of an operating amount and an operating direction... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090045936 - Pattern driven effectuator system: Emergent information is created and utilized by an array of sensors. Each sensor is programmed with a trigger rule, which describes a local condition that must be met for the sensor to trigger an event signal, and a relationship rule, which describes a hierarchy of communication control among sensors in... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090045937 - Hazard and threat assessment system: A fire alarm system for graphically illustrating a fire alarm event is provided. The fire alarm system may receive fire alarm information from one or more fire sensors in a building, and may determine a rate of change of at least one aspect of the fire sensor. The rate of... Agent: Gerald M. Bluhm Tyco Safety Products

20090045938 - Effectively documenting irregularities in a responsive user's environment: A system, method, computer program product, and carrier are described for accepting user-response-indicative data and environmental-regularity-indicative data from an environment and configuring a distillation recording of the environmental-regularity-indicative data and a distillation recording of the user-response-indicative data.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090045939 - Locating devices using wireless communications: A method for determining the location of a device of interest is described. The method includes gathering a wireless communications characteristic of the communications between the device of interest and the BAS devices. The method further includes using a processing circuit to determine the location of the device of interest... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090045940 - Wireless preprocessing sensor: A system and method for a wireless preprocessing sensor are provided. An analysis application is operable to communicate wirelessly. The wireless preprocessing sensor includes a sensor, a processor and a wireless communication interface. The sensor is operable to measure a vibration of a rotating mechanism. The processor is operable to... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090045941 - Wireless, remote controlled, and synchronized lighting system: The invention relates to a lighting system and more specifically a wireless, remote controlled, and synchronized lighting system. In one embodiment, the present invention is a wireless lighting system including a first signal transmission unit, and a first wireless lighting module, wherein the first wireless lighting module illuminates according to... Agent: Edward Y. Lin Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

20090045943 - Authentication system and method thereof for wireless networks: An authentication system for a wireless network is disclosed. The authentication system includes a card, a card reader, an end-user device, and a wireless access device. The card reader is coupled to the wireless access device. The card records a data, and the card reader reads the data recorded in... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090045942 - Firefighter response system: A method for identifying available resources for responding to an incident is provided. The method includes receiving a communication from each of a plurality of first responders, where the communication is responsive to an incident generated request, processing each of the communications to generate a response status for each of... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP

20090045944 - Rechargeable batteries: An improved rechargeable battery which comprises: a plurality of battery cells connected together to discharge in parallel, each of the cells, or each group or groups of the cells having its own respective recharging input; and an electrical switching circuit to switch a number of the battery cells or groups... Agent: Bradley N. Ruben

20090045945 - Multi-oscillator apparatus for reduced power consumption and related method thereof: An apparatus includes a first oscillator; a first counter coupled to the first oscillator for counting cycles of a signal generated from the first oscillator to thereby generate a cycle number of the first oscillator; a second oscillator; a second counter coupled to the second oscillator for counting cycles of... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090045950 - Anomaly anti-pattern: A method is presented for representing anomalies to a process. These anomalies are represented in an anti-pattern, which depicts non-productive emergent information that describes activities that are detrimental to the progress of the process. The anti-pattern includes visually-coded areas that describe how severe the detrimental activities are to the process... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090045951 - Device and methods of providing radio data system information alerts: Devices and methods of generating an alert comprise receiving a broadcast radio transmission at a communication device, wherein the broadcast radio transmission comprises primary content and supplemental content having a relationship to the primary content. Further, the primary content comprises a first audio data, and the supplemental content comprises a... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090045948 - Emergent information database management system: A method for recreating known emergent information comprises initially storing data in a database. Multiple data patterns, which are based on known emergent information, are developed. These multiple data patterns are ranked according to each data pattern's historic accuracy in creating the known emergent information. The data is applied to... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090045946 - Emergent information pattern driven sensor networks: Emergent information is created and utilized by an array of sensors. Each sensor is programmed with a trigger rule, which describes a local condition that must be met for the sensor to trigger an event signal, and a relationship rule, which describes a hierarchy of communication control among sensors in... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090045947 - Emergent information pattern driven sensor networks: Emergent information is created and utilized by an array of sensors. Each sensor is programmed with a trigger rule, which describes a local condition that must be met for the sensor to trigger an event signal, and a relationship rule, which describes a hierarchy of communication control among sensors in... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090045949 - Pattern driven effectuator system: Emergent information is created and utilized by an array of sensors. Each sensor is programmed with a trigger rule, which describes a local condition that must be met for the sensor to trigger an event signal, and a relationship rule, which describes a hierarchy of communication control among sensors in... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090045952 - Operating & controlling a security system by mobile phone: An operating and controlling system is disclosed to monitor and protect various premises. The premises may include residential, commercial, automobile, boat, airplane or any other property that is to be protected by a security system. A Hand Held Mobile Phone (HHMP) manages and controls the security system through a two... Agent: Habib Bahari

20090045953 - Method and system for monitoring protected objects and alarming when the position thereof is modified: The method consists in mounting a first transmitter on a first protected object and a second transmitter on a second protected object and in generating an alarm signal by a user's receiver when one of transmitters moves away therefrom, in additionally introducing a receiver/transmitted, in arranging the user's receiver on... Agent:

20090045954 - Wide exit/entrance electronic article surveillance antenna system: An electronic article surveillance antenna system with wide interrogation zones has a number of core transceiver antennas with each connectable to a transmitter. The core transceiver antennas are adapted to be installed adjacent a ceiling of the wide interrogation zone and generate an interrogation signal into the wide interrogation zone.... Agent: Ip Legal Department Tyco Fire & Security Services

20090045957 - Locating a device in a given state: Methods and computer program products for locating devices having a given state by locating a device using an RFID tag associated with the device that responds to queries from an RFID tag reader independently of the state of the device, and determining the state of the device using an RFID... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg

20090045955 - Rfid theft prevention system: Systems, apparatuses and methods for deterring product theft and preventing the fraudulent return or exchange of products. Products are associated with a Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) tag. Tag readers located at store access points can detect the presence of the RFID tag and can be used to help determine a direction... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090045956 - Vehicle identification tag and methods of verifying the validity of a vehicle identification tag: The invention relates to a vehicle identification tag and methods of verifying the validity of a vehicle identification tag. One embodiment provides a vehicle identification tag including a first portion having a radio frequency identification (“RFID”) tag and a second portion, where information on the first portion and information on... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090045958 - System and method for locating personal items and the like: The invention is a system for locating and preventing the loss of personal items within a geographic zone. The system components are a personal portable homing center device a having a radio frequency receiver and a transducer that is actuated by a change in a signal strength; and several zone... Agent: F. Rhett Brockington

20090045959 - Beverage container authenticity and provenance devices and methods: An RFID label and optional secondary security label ensures the authenticity of a beverage contained in a beverage container. The RFID label cannot be removed without destroying the RFID label or rendering it inoperable. A secondary security label may be placed over the closure of the beverage container to provide... Agent: Greenberg Traurig LLP (la)

20090045960 - System and method for protecting rfid cards from unauthorized interrogation: Systems and methods for protecting radio frequency identification cards from unauthorized interrogation are provided herein. In some embodiments, the system includes a card having a first card portion, second card portion, and a spacer located between the first card portion and second card portion, each of the first and second... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20090045961 - Antenna systems for passive rfid tags: Antenna systems for passive radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags. The antenna systems have a very small form factor with good power harvesting and good performance in proximity to other antennas. The antenna system includes at least one, and preferably two, parallel serpentine antenna elements formed on, or otherwise supported by, an... Agent: Corning Incorporated

20090045962 - Cable or band with a sequence of radiofrequency identification integrated circuits (rfid) having independent antenna circuit and use of the radiofrequency identification in integrated circuits: The invention relates to a filament or tape comprising a plurality of radio frequency identification integrated circuits (RFID), each one provided with independent antenna circuits, placed in sequence on a support.... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP

20090045963 - Rfid tag: A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag is disclosed. The RFID tag can include a blank onto which indicia is printed. The blank may further have an RFID chip and antenna disposed thereon. The blank may further be mounted on a carrier web and may also be laminated. The laminated RFID... Agent: Fortkort & Houston P.C.

20090045964 - Rfid-tag structure body, rfid label, and apparatus for producing rfid labels: This disclosure discloses a RFID-tag structure body comprising an affixed portion to be affixed onto an affixed face; a self-supporting portion self-supported with respect to the affixed face; at least one RFID circuit element having an IC circuit part provided at the self-supporting portion and configured to store information, and... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090045965 - Networked rf tag for tracking baggage: The invention disclosed provides a method, system, and associated tag for detection and tracking of inanimate and animate objects. The novel method broadly comprises the steps of: a) attaching a low radio frequency detection tag to each of the objects, each tag comprising a tag antenna operable at a low... Agent: Marina Larson & Associates, LLC

20090045966 - Clothing means having a sensor element for detecting a left position: A clothing arrangement or device having a sensor element for detecting a left position, which includes a housing, at least one position sensor, a chip (IC) having an integrated evaluation circuit, and a current-supply and charge unit, the position sensor being a monoaxial acceleration sensor, the current-supply and charge unit... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090045967 - Capacitive detection of dust accumulation using microcontroller component leads: A system and method are used for electronically detecting the accumulation of dust within a computer system using a capacitive dust sensor. The dust detection system may be implemented on a smaller computer, such as an individual PC, or in a more expansive system, such as a rack-based server system... Agent: Ibm Corporation (ss/nc) C/o Streets & Steele

20090045968 - Utility outlets capable of presenting images: Systems and methods in which utility outlets present images of a premises to the occupant of the premises. The images are presented to the occupant when there is an alarm condition. The images provided by the utility outlets are easily accessible to the occupant of the premises because utility outlets... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p

20090045969 - Synthetically generated sound cues: Communication systems and apparatus to allow a user to perceive the relative spatial location or present position of other elements of interest in a control space, such as the location of a speaker participating in a telephone conference or that of an aircraft carrier to a remotely piloted vehicle on... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, PLC

20090045970 - Remote control system, receiving apparatus, and electronic device: A remote control system is disclosed, which radio transmits a control command from a remote controller to a receiving apparatus connected to an electronic device as an apparatus under control. The remote controller includes a radio communication section, a first storage section which stores identification information of the remote controller,... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090045971 - Use of decision trees for automatic commissioning: A computer algorithm (36) employing decision trees in order to assign wireless communication nodes (12-19,39-43) in a derived spatial arrangement. In a first embodiment, the algorithm (36) assigns nodes to an array of positions corresponding to the positions of luminaires (2-9) in a lighting array (1) to enable the lighting... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090045972 - Method and apparatus for dynamic configuration of multiprocessor system: A multiprocessor system used in a car, home, or office environment includes multiple processors that run different real-time applications. A dynamic configuration system runs on the multiple processors and includes a device manager, configuration managers and data manager. The device manager automatically detects and adds new devices to the multiprocessor... Agent: Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP

20090045973 - Communications of downhole tools from different service providers: In some embodiments, an apparatus comprises a tubular for downhole operations. The tubular comprises a bottomhole assembly. The bottomhole assembly comprises a first downhole tool having a first sensor that is to generate a first data, wherein a first entity is at least one of a controller or an owner... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090045974 - Short hop wireless telemetry for completion systems: A downhole wireless communication method and system is provided for a completed wellbore having a mother bore and two or more lateral branches, wherein at least one of the lateral branches is not electrically or hydraulically wet connected to the mother bore. The system includes an upper two-way, short hop,... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions

20090045975 - Downhole communications module: A communication module for use in wellbore logging operations. The module is attachable around a wireline, slickline, tubing or coiled tubing having a logging tool on its end. The module includes a drive means for transporting it down the line, a controller for controlling its operation, and communications for communicating... Agent: Keith R. Derrington Bracewell & Guiliani LLP

20090045976 - Utility network and revenue assurance: A system and method for detecting anomalies in the measurement and distribution of utilities is disclosed. Utility metering data obtained at a utility meter is received through a communications network. A utility consumption associated with an entity is then measured based on the utility metering data. The utility consumption can... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20090045977 - Message management protocol persistent geocast routing: A system and method for providing a protocol to maintain a persistent warning message in a region of interest. The protocol begins its operation when a hazardous condition is detected by a vehicle. The detecting vehicle uses a multi-hop geocast broadcasting process to transmit a warning message to other vehicles... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20090045978 - Devices and methods useful for authorizing purchases associated with a vehicle: Disclosed are various devices useful as components of a system for authorizing purchases associated with a vehicle that are generally simple to install, operate and maintain and are generally resistant to abuse. Devices disclosed include theft-resistant vehicular identification tags, sealed identification tag reader and variable range tag-readers.... Agent: Martin D Moynihan Prtsi

20090045980 - Method and system for automatically exchanging information concerning an amount of water by wireless communication between a vehicle and an information center: A method and a system for automatically exchanging information by wireless communication, particularly between a vehicle such as an aircraft and an information center, is proposed. The information to be exchanged concerns an amount of water for the vehicle. The amount of water on board of the vehicle is automatically... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090045981 - System and method for data transmission between at least one display screen and a client system: A system and a method for data transmission between at least one display screen and a remote client system. A first request to send a message via a first communication protocol is caused to be displayed on the display screen, and the message is transmitted to the remote client system... Agent: Perman & Green

20090045979 - Two-dimensional position sensing system: A position sensing system includes a plurality of two-axis anisotropic magneto-resistive (AMR) sensors to determine the position of a user interface. A magnetic member is coupled to the user interface, which is movable to a position along a random path. The plurality of two-axis AMR sensors is arranged in a... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090045982 - System for aiding the guidance of an aircraft on an airport: The general field of the invention is that of systems for aiding the guidance of an aircraft on an airport. The system according to the invention comprises means for determining at least one element of the topology of the airport in relation to the position of the aircraft for selecting.... Agent: Lowe Hauptman & Berner, LLP

20090045983 - Water friend or foe system for global vessel identification and tracking: A Water Friend or Foe System (WFSS) includes a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card in a SIM reader on a marine vessel. A transmitter, which is coupled to the SIM reader, transmits information from the SIM card, as well as positioning information, to a WFFS tracking station.... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090045984 - Vehicle trip logger: A vehicle trip logger is disclosed for recording vehicle location and at least one field as a trip category during travel. The trip logger provides data for a report of miles traveled in categories that may be useful for tax, vehicle maintenance or other reporting. For each trip the user... Agent: Patentforge

02/12/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090040012 - Consumable holder with a cycle structure for an appliance: A consumable holder for use in an appliance configured to perform an operation cycle related to a consumable in the consumable holder, in response to a cycle structure, has or is enabled to acquire information about the cycle structure. The information about the cycle structure can be communicated to the... Agent: Whirlpool Patents Company - Md 0750

20090040013 - Consumable holder with converter: A consumable holder is provided for use in an appliance configured to perform an operation cycle related to a consumable in the consumable holder. The consumable holder has or is enabled to acquire information associated with itself or the consumable, and further includes a converter configured to transform the information... Agent: Whirlpool Patents Company - Md 0750

20090040015 - Remote control system capable of searching electronic apparatus: A remote control system capable of searching an electronic apparatus is provided. Transceivers are respectively disposed in a remote controller and the electronic apparatus, such that a two-way signal transmission between the remote controller and the electronic apparatus is achieved. The product information of the electronic apparatus is obtained via... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090040016 - Remote controller, remote control system, and remote control method: A remote controller for operating another apparatus has: an operating unit having operation keys to which different key numbers have been allocated and with which operation commands for operating the another apparatus have been associated; a transmitting/receiving unit for communicating with the another apparatus by bidirectional radio communication; a memory... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090040014 - System and methods for ensuring proper use of personal protective equipment for work site hazards: Systems and methods for detecting and verifying the adequacy of personal protective equipment needed by a person to complete a potentially hazardous task.... Agent: Armstrong Teasdale LLP (16463)

20090040018 - Apparatus and method for controlling key lock in portable terminal: An apparatus and method for controlling a key lock in a portable terminal are provided. The apparatus includes a keypad, a key buffer, and an input controller. The keypad has a plurality of key buttons and detects at least one key input. The key buffer temporarily stores input key information.... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP

20090040017 - System and method for power management directed to image forming apparatus, and usage management apparatus of image forming apparatus: A presence state inquiry unit refers to a use permission table stored in a data storage unit to extract a user permitted to use a target image forming apparatus, and inquires from an entry control server for a presence state of the extracted user in a particular area where the... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090040019 - User-assisted programmable appliance control: A system for activating an appliance responsive to one of many transmission schemes includes a transmitter, memory holding data describing the transmission schemes, and a controller in communication with the transmitter and the memory. The controller is operable to store a fixed code. If a fixed code is stored, then... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C. / Lear Corporation

20090040020 - Method, computer program and apparatus for controlling access to a computer resource: A computer message that is being sent from a consumer to a computer resource is checked to determine whether the computer message meets all of a set of one or more specified conditions. If so, the computer message is compared with a baseline, the baseline containing a set of computer... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20090040024 - Assembly device with an assembly control system: A device for assembling two constructional elements is equipped with an assembly control system (CR) comprising a sensor (26) for measuring a physical assembly control parameter and a radiofrequency label (14) communicating with said measuring sensor (26). The control system (CR) is capable of determining a characteristic curve representative of... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP 111 E. Wayne Street

20090040021 - Method for identifying tags using adaptive binary tree splitting technique in rfid system and rfid system therefore: The RFID system includes an RFID reader for sending information selected from among collision type information, idle type information, and readable type information, to all of the RFID tags depending on the number of signals in the corresponding time slot, and RFID tags for performing functions, in which, when information,... Agent: Anderson, Kill & Olick, P.C.

20090040026 - Monitoring system, terminal device and main control device thereof, and method and program for registering terminal device: By pushing the registration switch of a main controller, a radio signal for requesting the transmission of a terminal-device ID number is transmitted (SP1, SP2). A wireless sensor sends back the terminal-device ID number (SP11, SP12), and the main controller stores the received terminal-device ID number in its storage unit... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090040025 - Radio frequency identification interrogation systems and methods of operating the same: A reply code for a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag, a method of improving a reply code for a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag for interrogation by an interrogator and an RFID tag employing the same. In one embodiment, the reply code includes a preamble having information about a quality... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.

20090040023 - Rf transponder for off-line authentication of a source of a product carrying the transponder: A transponder (28) of a radio frequency identification (RFID) system comprises control circuitry, a response signal generating arrangement and a memory arrangement (22) connected to the control circuitry. The memory arrangement comprises at least a first part (42) and a second part (44). The first part (42) comprises unique identification... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath Attn: Intellectual Property Group

20090040022 - Transponder unit: The invention relates to a transponder unit (1) and to a method for data transfer between the transponder unit and a reading device (100). To increase the range of data transfer from the transponder unit (1) to the reading device (100), the transponder unit (1) has means integrated therein for... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090040027 - Rfid system, power supply device and power supply method: A reader (100) transmits an interrogation wave to a RFID tag (200) through an antenna (102) and receives a response wave from the RFID tag (200). A power supply device (400) generates a power supply wave to be supplied to the RFID tag, based on an instruction from a control... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090040028 - System and method for communicating data via a wireless high speed link between mobile computers and archival storage devices: Desktop and portable computers to backup their data can backup their storage device over a wireless link where the storage device and the computer are always communicating whenever the link is established. Unlike existing technologies that provide wireless access between computers and storage devices the present invention does not require... Agent: Law Office Of Scott C Harris Inc

20090040029 - Transceiver and charging component for a power aggregation system: Systems and methods are described for a power aggregation system. In one implementation, a system includes a transceiver device physically coupled to an electric resource, the transceiver device being configured to provide information about the electric resource to a charging component. Additionally, such a system may include a charging component,... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090040030 - Data interface to the ac power line via standard light bulb socket: In another aspect, a data interface comprising a standard medium lamp base coupled to a data terminal device having a data receiving and/or transmitting interface circuit therein is threadably engaged to a standard medium lamp receptacle connected to the AC power line branch circuit. The data receiving and/or transmitting interface... Agent: Stephen S. Mosher Whitaker, Chalk, Swindle & Sawyer, LLP

20090040031 - Signal relay device, communication network system and operation system: A signal relay device, a communication network system and an operation system include: a standardized logic interface conversion unit for judging a control system type or a device type and converting a signal to a signal appropriate for a communication network; or a device side logic interface conversion unit for... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090040032 - Hybrid drive mode indicator: A motorized vehicle that is capable of operating in a mode in which motive power is being supplied wholly or partially from electric power is provided with an exterior indicator showing this mode of operation to other vehicle operators. In this way other drivers are alerted to the fact that... Agent: Lawrence D. Cutter

20090040033 - Hybrid vehicle battery information display device: A hybrid vehicle battery information display device 1 includes a battery service life display unit 2 which estimates a degree of battery degradation with respect to a useful life of a battery 16 from data on vehicle travel and the like based on battery degradation data measured from a vehicle... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090040034 - Data acquisition and display system for motor vehicle: The present invention is directed toward a data acquisition and display system for vehicles that connects to the vehicle's on-board computer(s) via a data link connector (DLC). The system includes a display module suitable for permanent or temporary attachment within the interior of a vehicle. The display module preferably includes... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.

20090040035 - Monitoring system for vehicle wheels and wireless measurement module: The invention relates to a monitoring system for vehicle wheels and a wireless measurement module. The wireless measurement module is configured to be attached to a vehicle wheel and comprises: an acceleration measurement unit for determining acceleration information associated with wheel motion of the vehicle; a state determination unit for... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090040036 - Vehicular warning system and method of signage: A vehicle alarm system for alerting occupants when an infant is left unattended on a child seat within a vehicle. The system comprising a plurality of buckles disposed on the child seat, at least one switch coupled to the plurality of buckles, a visual alerting device, a speaker, and wherein... Agent: Winstead PC

20090040037 - Vehicle-mounted transducer: A communication system, including an apparatus, method and program, is provided for communicating a message from a vehicle to a location. The communication system detects a distance to an object that is located at the location and a speed of the vehicle. A target distance is then calculated on the... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090040038 - Method for evacuating buildings divided into sections: A method, evacuation system and hazard warning center for the evacuation of a building divided into sections by the hazard warning center, which is connected to at least one hazard warning unit detecting a hazard. The hazard warning center produces an evacuation plan for the sections of the building on... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090040041 - Alzheimer's patient tracking system: The computerized system provides a method to track Alzheimer's patients and other diseases that affect the patient's ability to contact and communicate their location or vital information to their caregivers. The system applies an electronic tag to each patient of a multiplicity of patients or only to non-confined patients and... Agent: Thomas R. Shaffer Glassmire & Shaffer Law Offices, P.C.

20090040042 - Methods for emergency communication within a fire safety system: An emergency device or emergency system is configured for operation within a fire safety system, or a fire safety portion of a building automation system (BAS). For example, wireless devices, emergency devices and/or automation components within the fire safety system or the fire safety portion of the BAS may be... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090040043 - Position tracking device for an object and control procedure: A device for the tracking of an object is presented. The device comprising a wireless communication unit for the transmission of data via a wireless communications network, a measuring device, and a controller, wherein the wireless communication unit is controlled via the controller and wherein the measuring device is connected... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090040040 - System and method for monitoring objects and people using a mobile device: A system for monitoring the location of persons or objects using a wireless device, comprising at least one tag unit capable of transmitting data signals of a first type identifying said at least one tag; a wireless device capable of receiving data signals of a second type; and a converter... Agent: Soroker-agmon Advocate And Patent Attorneys

20090040039 - Wireless sensor and method of controlling a wireless sensor: A wireless sensor for a wireless sensor network includes a sensor unit performing sensing to sense environment and/or circumstance, first routing to send first sensing information to a server according to routing information, and second routing to send second sensing information from another wireless sensor to the server according to... Agent: Charles N.j. Ruggiero, Esq. Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, L.L.P.

20090040045 - System and method for monitoring manufactured pre-prepared meals: Described are a system and a method for monitoring pre-prepared meals which can be assembled as a plurality of portions. Assembled pre-prepared meals can be monitored starting from their assembly up to the ultimate consumption. Pre-prepared meals are arranged on tray-like containers and a data carrier is fastened which contains... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20090040044 - Wireless sensor system and method: The invention is a wireless sensor system coupled with sensors to non-invasively monitor external stimuli. By monitoring the outputs of sensors, the output data can be used to activate an alarm or logged for further diagnoses of human conditions.... Agent: Rosenbaum & Associates, P.C.

20090040046 - Double-end fiber optic security system for sensing intrusions: A security system is disclosed for detecting intrusions at a plurality of predetermined locations having moveable closure members. The system comprises a plurality of intrusion sensors disposed at the locations for detecting movement of the closure members. Primary and secondary optical fiber sensor lines are routed through the intrusion sensors,... Agent: Mcnair Law Firm, P.A.

20090040048 - Intelligent luggage tag: An improved system for tracking luggage and other such objects. The system features a transmitter tag for attachment to an object to be tracked and a receiver. When the tag comes within range of the receiver, the receiver provides notification to the user both visually and audibly. Audible notification can... Agent: Carstens & Cahoon, LLP

20090040047 - Rfid system and method of communication therein: Disclosed is an RFID system. The RFID system comprises a plurality of RFID tags and an RFID reader. The RFID reader communicates with the plurality of RFID tags. The RFID reader is capable of sending a signal, which represents a time gap required in successive responses of each RFID tag... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC C/o Intellevate, LLC

20090040049 - Method for processing data relating to a cylinder of fluid under pressure: s

20090040050 - Rf device in drinkware to record data/initiate sequence of behavior: A beverage dispensing system includes a beverage dispenser having at least one dispensing head and at least one actuator being adapted to dispense a beverage when a user selects a type of beverage when an actuator is engaged if dispensing is authorized. Also provided is a handheld drinking container having... Agent: The Bilicki Law Firm, PC

20090040052 - Assistance alert method and device: Methods and devices used to alert others of the health and welfare of a person. The present invention uses at least one sensor, such as a motion sensor or accelerometer, a clock, a timer, an audible alarm, at least one button with multiple functionality or several buttons each having a... Agent: Michael Cameron

20090040051 - System and method for identifying first responders in a hazardous environment: A system and method for identifying first responders at the scene of a hazardous site employs RFID technology to assemble an electronic ride list of first responders at a hazardous site. The electronic ride list is generated by polling the first responders on vehicles en route to the hazardous site.... Agent: Aisha Ahmad US Naval Research Laboratory

20090040053 - Remote locator system: A remote locator system for tracking as lost child wherein a first remote locator unit is inconspicuously concealed on or located proximal to a small child. A second remote locator unit may be carried by a parent or caregiver. The remote locator system may include a receiver, transmitter, and/or a... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy

20090040054 - Real-time driving danger level prediction: Systems and methods are disclosed to predict driving danger by capturing vehicle dynamic parameter, driver physiological data and driver behavior feature; applying a learning algorithm to the features; and predicting driving danger.... Agent: Nec Laboratories America, Inc.

20090040055 - Thermal stimulation apparatus for vehicles: A thermal stimulation apparatus for vehicles capable of exerting an effect of, for example, reducing fatigue and improving the physical condition of a vehicle occupant. In a vehicle thermal stimulation apparatus 10, the piezoelectric sensor 26 detects a biorhythm accompanying a periodic change in an occupant, a control circuit 16... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090040056 - Receptacle capable of warning overloading: A receptacle capable of warning overloading includes a receptacle main body and a protect device. The receptacle main body transmits a power source to an electric product while a plug of said electric product being inserted to the receptacle main body. The protect device is attached to the receptacle main... Agent: G. Link Co., Ltd.

20090040057 - Method and apparatus for inexpensively monitoring and controlling remotely distributed appliances: A method and associated apparatus are described that enables unattended, remotely distributed appliances, such as vending machines, utility meters, thermostats and kitchen appliances (ovens, washing machines, refrigerators, etc.) to be connected inexpensively to each other and to a centrally located server. The apparatus 1) uses relatively simple “personality” modules to... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090040058 - Electronic apparatus and method for controlling the same: An electronic apparatus that enables a remaining battery capacity to be checked without requiring the battery to be loaded into the electronic apparatus. In this electronic apparatus, a battery lid closes a battery chamber that accommodates a battery. An opening/closing detection device detects opening/closing of the battery lid. An acquisition... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente

20090040059 - Apparatus to monitor process-based parameters of an integrated circuit (ic) substrate: A process monitor measures the absolute value of unit sample resistors and transistors on a common Integrated Circuit (IC) substrate. This information can be used to adjust the gain of an amplifier assembly to a desired value, or to determine the true, corrected gain of such the amplifier assembly. Also,... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20090040060 - Method for controlling a portable electronic device comprising a power storage device: The invention relates to a method for controlling a portable electronic device comprising a power storage device by means of which the electronic device is supplied or can be supplied either indirectly or directly with power. The inventive method is characterized in that a date/period is stored in the electronic... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090040061 - Apparatus and system for monitoring tool use: An apparatus and system for monitoring usage of one or more power tools, the system comprising setting means by which a prescribed extent of usage of a tool can be set. The prescribed extent of usage is determined by conversion of usage units into time units using a conversion function... Agent: Young Law Firm, P.C. Alan W. Young

20090040062 - Processing methods for speckle-based motion sensing: One embodiment relates to a method of tracking motion using a speckle-based motion sensor. A distance moved is determined by a first signal processing procedure, and a distance moved is determined by a second signal processing procedure. Selection between said distances is made based on whether the distance determined by... Agent: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

20090040063 - Power conservation in an intrusion detection system: In a tamper detection system, a control system controls power consumption by sensors and power consumption of a state machine that controls operations of the sensors. A first state machine controls which sensor is activated. A second state machine controls the operations performed by the activated sensor and the operations... Agent: Imperium Patent Works

20090040064 - Apparatus for producing an electric signal provided with luminous means characterizing said signal: The invention relates to a device supplying an electrical signal for which a characteristic, for example, the voltage is adjustable. The device has a connector at one end of a cable to supply this signal to another electrical device. This connector comprises a transmission means of a light signal for... Agent: Joseph J. Laks Thomson Licensing LLC

20090040065 - Class 1, division 1 led warning light: A warning light and a method of providing a warning light signal are disclosed. A warning light includes a control system configured to receive a power supply and generate a pulsating output. At least one light-emitting diode (LED) array is configured to receive the pulsating output and generate a pulsating... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090040066 - Consumable holder with routable data packet for an appliance: An appliance configured to perform an operation cycle to effect a physical operation on an article, the appliance includes at least one component configured to effect the physical operation, and a cycle engine on the component. The cycle engine can access a structure for the operation cycle to enable the... Agent: Whirlpool Patents Company - Md 0750

20090040067 - appliance and a consumable holder in a network: A network includes a client and an appliance configured to perform an operation cycle on an article using a consumable. Information associated with the consumable can be exchanged between the appliance and the client across the network.... Agent: Whirlpool Patents Company - Md 0750

20090040068 - Parking assist device and a method for electric power transmission and reception between a vehicle and a ground apparatus: A parking assist device has a touch display (58) including a display unit for displaying a situation around a vehicle and an input unit for entering a target parking position of a vehicle, and also has a control device (60) performing parking assist control by calculating a path according to... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090040069 - Image processing for a traffic control system: Embodiments of the invention include methods and apparatuses relation to traffic control systems. In one embodiment, a traffic condition is identified by capturing a traffic image, masking the traffic image to obtain an image portion including a traffic image object, and generating the traffic condition based on the traffic image... Agent: OmikronIPLaw Group

20090040070 - Real-time, three-dimensional synthetic vision display of sensor-validated terrain data: A terrain database that is rendered in three-dimensional perspective on a Synthetic Vision display in a moving vehicle is updated in real-time in response to data from a ranging sensor. The updated database may be stored and shared with users of displays in other vehicles.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090040071 - Method for the determination of an optimal runway lighting intensity: The invention is directed to a method for determining an optimal runway lighting intensity based on the determination of an optimal lighting intensity for a configurable target value of the runway visual range taking into account the runway-specific parameters of the lighting system, the meteorological optical range, and the background... Agent: Reed Smith, LLP Attn: Patent Records Department

20090040072 - Aircraft steering angle warning system: A steering angle warning system comprising a rotation-measuring unit located on an aircraft, and an alarm unit. The rotation-measuring unit is arranged to output a first signal dependent on the steering angle between a nose landing gear of the aircraft and the longitudinal axis of the aircraft fuselage. The alarm... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090040073 - Deceleration warning light assembly for a personal watercraft or other vehicle: A warning light assembly for a watercraft or land vehicle includes a selectively activatable light for mounting to the watercraft or vehicle such that the light is clearly visible to nearby operators/drivers. There is a power source for being carried by the watercraft/vehicle. The light is operatively connected to the... Agent: William E. Noonan

02/05/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090033455 - Antenna-based trigger: Described is a device including a processor, a wireless arrangement including an antenna, and a memory arrangement storing first data and second data. The first data includes predetermined antenna characteristics and the second data includes predetermined triggering characteristics for triggering a function of the device. When third data fails to... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP/ Motorola

20090033456 - Compact electronic security locker system: An embodiment of the present invention provides a compact electronic security locker system that includes an array of lockers, each of which is electronic locked and electronically accessed. One aspect of an embodiment of the present invention allows authorized personnel access to the identification of the person storing an article... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP

20090033459 - Vehicle door lock control apparatus: A disclosed vehicle door lock control apparatus mounted in a vehicle for locking and unlocking the closed doors includes an automatic door locking unit locking the doors when no operation of opening a vehicle door is detected within a prescribed period of time-out time after the doors are unlocked by... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090033457 - Method for managing mobile operating devices: The invention relates to a method for managing mobile operating devices (4), which are used to operate a machine (2) within an assigned active area (WB). Emergency stop outlets are triggered as a function of status information of an operating device (4) and of the logon in an active area... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090033458 - Integrated apparatus for the control of the accesses: The invention relates to an integrated apparatus for the control of accesses, which can be used, in particular, coupled with an automated opening system for doors, main doors, gates and the like, wherein it comprises a single support element on which are disposed a section for the control of accesses... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20090033460 - System and method for operating a transmitter with a proximity sensor: A system and method are provided that use at least one proximity sensor to illuminate a transmitter such that the transmitter can be seen by the user and/or to activate the transmitter so that the user can interface with the transmitter and send code to a receiver via the transmitter... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery

20090033461 - Biometric access control protection: An access control system (10) comprises a server (12) suitable for controlling access; a biometric signal sensor (11); and an interface device (13) suitable for hooking up with the server and with the sensor, access being authorized to a person associated with a reference signal. The server and the interface... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20090033462 - Rf id tag device: The present invention aims to overcome the drawback with conventional RFID tag devices having a short communication range, and expand the communication range to several times or more that in the conventional scheme. The conventional scheme is based on equilibrium feeding/equilibrium modulation (a two-terminal circuit for antenna operation), whereas the... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090033467 - Rf identification device with near-field-coupled antenna: An embodiment of a RF identification device is formed by a tag and by a reader. The tag is formed by a processing circuit and a first antenna, which has the function both of transmitting and of receiving data. The reader is formed by a control circuit and by a... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP

20090033468 - Rfid tag information communicating apparatus: This disclosure discloses an RFID tag information communicating apparatus, comprising an apparatus antenna device; a command transmission portion that generates and transmits a command signal for reading information from an RFID circuit element; an information acquisition portion that attempts a reception of a reply signal transmitted from said RFID circuit... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20090033463 - Switchable active-passive rfid tag: Various embodiments of the invention combine a passive RFID tag with a manually switchable battery for additional transmit range when needed. In some embodiments, connecting the battery may also modify the contents of the data transmitted from the RFID tag. This feature may be particularly useful in applications in which... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Intellevate, LLC

20090033466 - Tag identification system, tag reading apparatus, and method for determining location of tags: The invention provides a tag identification system, a tag reading apparatus, and a method for determining location of tags. According to an aspect of the invention, a tag identification system comprises a tag reading apparatus which transmits interrogation signals and a plurality of tags arranged in a sequence, wherein each... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090033464 - Transponder with access protection and method for access to the transponder: A transponder is provided having at least one memory area, whereby the memory area is assigned an access password, the access password is assigned at least one attribute bit, and the length and/or structure of the access password can be set by the attribute bit. The invention relates further to... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090033465 - Wireless systems having multiple electronic devices and employing simplified fabrication and matching, and associated methods: A means and method to connect multiple IC chips to a single apparatus where the IC chips may function as a passive system or network in space. The collection of antennae and coupled near field devices form a pool of energy in which multiple devices may be introduced so as... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott

20090033469 - Remote detector and method and use of a remote detector: The invention relates to a remote detector or sensor system. The system comprise a reading device (5), which is able to transmit and receive information wirelessly by means of electromagnetic radiation, and at least one remote detector or sensor (1, 32), which is able to communicate wirelessly with the reading... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090033470 - Apparatus for robot behavior series control based on rfid technology: A method for robot behavior series control based on radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, and which is with capability of extending behaviors by composing or arranging different behavior units series in RFID tags. The apparatus comprises: an RFID reader, for accessing data stored in an RFID tag; a behavior control... Agent: Wpat, PC

20090033471 - Method for using a mobile control device: In the English translation document, please replace the abstract with the following: There is described method for using a mobile control device that serves for controlling a machine within an assigned effective range which is only partially delimited by one or more RFID transponders and has protective measures. Control commands... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090033472 - Memory board device for home or organizational use and use thereof: The present invention relates to a memory board or device that allows for the input of specific tasks that are to effected by the user such as by typing or writing a message or touching a pictorial touch screen on the face of the device and which sends an audible... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090033473 - Piezoelectric buzzer: A piezoelectric buzzer includes a housing unit, a buzzer unit, and first and second terminals. The housing unit includes first and second housings coupled together. The second housing includes a base plate and a pair of spaced apart insert seats, each of which protrudes inwardly from the base plate toward... Agent: Davidson Berquist Jackson & Gowdey LLP

20090033474 - Car door opening early-warning system: A car door opening early-warning system, which is adapted to a vehicle having a plurality of door locks and an electric module that is used to generate an actuation power, is provided. The early-warning system includes a plurality of interlocking devices and at least one warning device. The interlocking devices... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20090033475 - Bicycle warning device: A device for warning a bicycle rider of an object approaching the bicycle rider from behind a bicycle with a rear view mirror mounted to the bicycle by a mounting assembly, a detector mounted to the bicycle and capable of detecting the object and determining if the object is approaching... Agent: Factor & Lake, Ltd

20090033476 - Body structure of vehicle having side-collision detection sensor: A body structure of a vehicle reliably detects, with a side-collision detection sensor disposed on a pillar, a side-collision of a side door of a vehicle body against a pole and particularly a side-collision against a pole in a diagonal direction. A metal bracket that projects toward a vehicle width... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090033477 - Door vicinity monitoring system for a motor vehicle and corresponding methods: In a method and a control device for a vehicle, it is proposed that a vicinity monitoring system monitors the immediate vicinity of the vehicle, that it is checked if a collision with possibly opening vehicle doors can occur, that the occupation of the corresponding vehicle seats is also checked,... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gme)

20090033478 - Universal tire pressure monitoring sensor: A tire pressure monitoring device includes a memory that includes a plurality of selectable communication protocols to govern communication and operation.... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.

20090033479 - Tire information monitoring system and tire information transmitter: A tire information monitoring system composed of a tire information transmitter mounted on tires and a vehicle-side device installed in a vehicle body is provided. The tire information transmitter comprises: a first antenna; a sensor circuit configured as a resonance circuit; a transceiver circuit that is connected between the first... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090033480 - Tire information monitoring system and tire information transmitter: A tire information monitoring system composed of a tire information transmitter mounted on tires and a vehicle-side device installed in a vehicle body is provided. The tire information transmitter comprises: an antenna; a sensor circuit configured as a resonance circuit; a transceiver circuit that is connected between the antenna and... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090033481 - Brake-actuated message device: A brake-actuated message device. An illustrative embodiment of the brake-actuated message device includes a device casing having a front panel, a plurality of lights carried by the front panel, a message panel carried by the front panel generally adjacent to the plurality of lights, a message provided in the message... Agent: Global Patents

20090033482 - Method and apparatus for providing data processing and control in a medical communication system: Methods and apparatus for providing data processing and control for use in a medical communication system are provided.... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090033483 - Amplifier for multi-use of single environmental sensor: A detection system in which a single sensor is employed to detect an extensive range of a parameter The output signal from the sensor is fed to the input of the electrical circuit, having a feedback loop, wherein the electrical circuit has a non-linear transfer characteristic. The non-linear transfer characteristic... Agent: Ip Legal Department Tyco Fire & Security Services

20090033484 - Sensor and transmission control circuit in adaptive interface package: A programmable interface module includes a linear power regulator to control and provide power to interfaced components on an as needed basis. The interface module is implemented in, for example, a threat sensor pack and multiplexed to a plurality of sensor modules. In a first mode, the linear voltage regulator... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20090033485 - Wireless system and wireless module therefor: A wireless system includes a server having a port, a plurality of sensors or devices, each of which includes a wireless transceiver and a proximity sensor; and a wireless module. The wireless module includes a port interconnected with the port of the server, a wireless transceiver cooperating with the port... Agent: Martin J. Moran

20090033488 - Information processing apparatus and method, and non-contact ic card device: An information processing method includes the steps of: detecting a magnetic field variation that occurs in the vicinity of a receiving section that receives a magnetic field signal; determining whether or not a detection result satisfies a predetermined condition that is set in advance; connecting a storage section, which stores... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090033487 - Mobile radiation surveillance network:

20090033486 - System and method for facial nerve monitoring: In accordance with the invention apparatus is provided for monitoring the activity of a surgeon. The apparatus comprises a plurality of wireless sensing units for producing an output indicative of nerve stimulation. A receiver takes the output of the receiver units and produces at its output a plurality of signals... Agent: Michael G. Petit

20090033490 - System and method of dynamically weighted analysis for intrusion decision-making: An intrusion detection mechanism is provided for flexible, automatic, thorough, and consistent security checking and vulnerability resolution in a heterogeneous environment. The mechanism may provide a predefined number of default intrusion analysis approaches, such as signature-based, anomaly-based, scan-based, and danger theory. The intrusion detection mechanism also allows a limitless number... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20090033489 - Terminal: A terminal, such as an automated teller machine, comprises: a customer identification device; a sensor for detecting presence of a customer at the terminal; and a controller coupled to the customer identification device and the sensor. The controller is programmed to (i) track the customer's location, (ii) create a session... Agent: Michael Chan Ncr Corporation

20090033491 - Method, system and apparatus for dwell monitoring in a retail establishment: A method, system and apparatus for facilitating dwell monitoring in a retail store, including detecting and monitoring the number of shoppers in a store through the use of broadcasting devices, such as RFID tags, and associated signal detecting devices, and a processor for processing the information, and storage media for... Agent: Gibbons P.C.

20090033492 - Coiled cable display device: A system for displaying an item includes a display shelf having an aperture through it and a thin tether having a first end and a second end that extends through the aperture. The first end of the tether is secured to a mount above a top side of said display... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20090033493 - Method, system and apparatus for writing common information to a plurality of radio frequency identification (rfid) tags: RFID methods, systems and apparatus for writing common data (RFID information) to a plurality of RFID tags, include transmitting a common-write data signal including the common data to a plurality of RFID tags located in a broadcast field, where the plurality of RFID tags receive and respectively write the common... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20090033495 - Moldable radio frequency identification device: This invention relates to molded plastic article having an in-mold label comprising radio frequency identification (RFID) device, and methods of in-mold labeling. In one embodiment of the invention, an RFID label comprises an RFID inlay and a substrate underneath the RFID inlay. The substrate includes a first surface and a... Agent: Avery Dennison Corporation Patent Group

20090033496 - System to effectuate point of use control and accountability of monitored articles: The method and system for a material cabinet for use in cooperation with a plurality of articles stored in the material cabinet is disclosed. Each of the plurality of articles having a radio frequency identification tag attached thereto is connected through at least an antenna or a plurality of antennas... Agent: Winstead PC

20090033497 - Theft deterrent device: A theft deterrent device includes a carrier having a pivotally mounted pin and an alarm tag for receiving the pin to secure the carrier and alarm tag together when secured on an item of merchandise by an adhesive pad on the carrier. Spaced electrical contacts within the alarm tag receive... Agent: Sand & Sebolt

20090033494 - Vehicular mobile rf tags: A mobile radio frequency (RF) tag for a motor vehicle includes an antenna. A RF transceiver is coupled to the antenna. A processor compatible with a mobile phone protocol is coupled to the RF transceiver. The processor is configured to receive an activation signal and transmit a tracking signal over... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (symbol)

20090033498 - System and method for supporting multiple reader-tag configurations using multi-mode radio frequency tag: A system, apparatus and method for supporting multiple reader-tag configurations and reader-tag distances using a single multi-mode tag. A multi-mode radio frequency (RF) transponder is provided, which includes operational tag circuitry configured to provide information in response to being activated by a reader device(s). Multiple antenna circuits are coupled to... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk, LLC

20090033499 - Methods and apparatus for locationing emergency personnel: Systems and methods are provided for determining the location of an individual (e.g., emergency personnel) within an environment. A system includes a wearable RFID tag removably attached to the individual (e.g., on his/her wrist, or uniform), wherein the wearable RFID tag is configured to send data to one or more... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20090033500 - Methods and apparatus for locationing emergency personnel using rfid tags deployed at a site: Systems and methods are provided for determining the location of an individual (e.g., emergency personnel) within an environment having a plurality of RFID tags located therein. A system includes a wearable RFID reader removeably attached to the individual (e.g., on his/her wrist, or uniform), wherein the wearable RFID reader is... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20090033501 - Online monitoring method of driver state and system using the same: An online monitoring method of driver state and a system using the same are provided. First a driver model is established, wherein the driver model generates a steering angle to control transportation means for riding according to the lateral position error of the riding transportation means. Next, a system identification... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090033502 - Aircraft icing sensor: An apparatus for detecting the presence of ice includes a sensor including a radio-frequency transmission line providing a characteristic impedance, a source coupled to the transmission line and operable to inject a wave into the transmission line, a summer operable to create standing wave, the standing wave including the sum... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services Ab-2b

20090033505 - Emergency notification device and system: An audio warning monitoring device, system and method including an audio detector, one or more audio screens to determine if monitored sound is an alarm, a processor or logic device to potentially analyze sound data and then instruct a transmitter to send a message with the monitoring device identification and... Agent: Schneck & Schneck

20090033504 - Illumination system: An illumination system including an image capture unit, a light emitting diode (LED) light source, an alarm unit, and a control platform is provided. The control platform is electrically connected to the image capture unit, the LED light source and the alarm unit. The above-mentioned illumination system integrates the LED... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090033503 - Use of heating and/or ventilation ductwork to broadcast alarm conditions: The present disclosure provides an audible alarm system that utilizes air-conveying ductwork to transport the audible alarm signal from the point of origination to a distant location. This system is low cost and improves the safety of individuals and reduces the potential loss of property by providing early and better... Agent: Dennis H. Rainear

20090033506 - Radwaste warehouse area monitoring system: A monitoring system watches out at radiation dosage in areas of a radwaste warehouse remotely. The system uses a monitoring device to coordinate with the system. By using the system, the monitoring is safe and more than one area can be monitored at the same time.... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC

20090033507 - Moisture monitoring system for buildings: A method of monitoring moisture in a building is carried out using moisture detectors, which provide an output resistance value ranging from a dry value in the absence of moisture and different wet values in the presence of moisture depending on the quantity of moisture. Rather than emit an alarm... Agent: Ade & Company Inc.

20090033508 - System and method for determining positions of structures on a substrate: A system and a method for determining positions of structures on a substrate are disclosed. The system includes at least one measurement table (20) movable in the X-coordinate direction and in the Y-coordinate direction, a measurement objective (9) and a camera for determining the positions of the structures (3) on... Agent: Simpson & Simpson, PLLC

20090033509 - Liquid crystal display device provided with a gas detector, gas detector and method for manufacturing a gas detector: A liquid crystal display device with a substrate and a gas detector. The substrate has a pixel array area and an electrical connection area. The pixel array area has a plurality of pixels. The electrical connection area has a plurality of bond pads positioned on the surface of the substrate... Agent: Venable LLP

20090033510 - Information storage device, information storage program, verification device and information storage method: An information storage device which can record highly reliable information is provided. The moving object information storage device 3 is an information storage device equipped in a moving object 1, and includes: a moving object information storage unit 32 storing moving object information based on information detected by sensors which... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090033511 - Earthquake noticing server, earthquake noticing system, earthquake noticing method, and program: In an earthquake noticing system according to the present invention, an earthquake noticing server receives focal data, calculates an expected time of arrival from a distance calculated from an occurrence location of an earthquake, a self-location and a focal depth, calculates an estimated seismic intensity from the occurrence location of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090033512 - User programmable architecture for control of a light device used with an information handling system chassis: An information handing system which includes a processor, memory coupled to the processor, a chassis light device and a lighting control system coupled to the processor and the chassis light device. The lighting control system enables customizable control of the chassis light device.... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP

20090033513 - Pairing wireless devices of a network using relative gain arrays: A method for pairing a first wireless device with a second wireless device includes gathering a first wireless communications characteristic about communications between the first wireless device and the second wireless device. The method further includes gathering second wireless communications characteristics about communications between the first wireless device and at... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090033514 - Remote controller: A remote controller includes a capacitive touch panel having flexibility, push switches beneath a lower surface of the capacitive touch panel, a control unit for detecting a position on an upper surface of the capacitive touch panel which is touched, and a transmitter for transmitting a first remote-control signal indicating... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090033515 - Real-time event notification: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media provide for the real-time notification of user events. According to various embodiments described herein, a user initiates a notification process in which the geographic location of a device associated with the user, as well as any desired activity data, is generated into a real-time notification... Agent: Hope Baldauff Hartman, LLC

20090033516 - Instrumented wellbore tools and methods: A method for monitoring an operation conducted in a well in accordance with the present invention includes running a service tool into the well; delivering a material through the service tool; obtaining data using a plurality of sensors carried by the service tool; communicating the data to a local electronic... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions

20090033517 - Systems, methods and computer products for mosaics of live views of traffic: Systems, methods and computer products for mosaics of live views of traffic via Internet Protocol Television. Exemplary embodiments include a network-based method for providing traffic views, the method including receiving a request to display a traffic views mosaic on a communications device, retrieving traffic views data and providing the traffic... Agent: At&t Legal Department Attn: Patent Docketing

20090033518 - Mobile radio communication system: A mobile radio communication system estimates the positional relationship between an own moving terminal and another moving terminal around a view obstruction. If the absolute value of the difference between detected reception power levels is lower than a first power threshold value, the own moving terminal determines that the other... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20090033519 - Apparatus, and an associated method, for forming a traffic route visualization: Apparatus, and an associated method, for providing traffic route visualization. An electronic map device creates a map that is displayable at a user display of a user interface. The map is created through the access of a traffic image data base and a traffic information data base. Information stored at... Agent: Docket Clerk

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