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Communications: electrical April category listing, related patent applications 04/09

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04/30/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090108987 - Sliding door apparatus and elevator: In a sliding door apparatus, a first entrance is opened and closed by a first door, and a second entrance that faces the first entrance is opened and closed by a second door. Imaging means that captures images across a space between the first entrance and the second entrance is... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090108988 - System and method for administering access to an interior compartment of an enclosure: A system and method for administrating access to an interior compartment of a safe is provided. The safe includes a locking mechanism for locking and unlocking a safe door, and a lock interface including a biometric sensor, a keypad, and a memory. The interior compartment of the safe may be... Agent: Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP

20090108989 - Personal access arrangement for a vehicle: Disclosed is a system (1100) to permit access and operation of a machine (100). The machine has a ignition switch arrangement (1152) actuable by at least user manipulation thereof and arranged to enable operation of the machine and at least one immobilizer arrangement (1150) connected with the ignition switch arrangement... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20090108990 - Electronic key system and motorcycle using the same: A communication circuit (44) is actuated when an electronic key is inserted into a keyhole. An electromotive force generated in a coil L2 is rectified by a power circuit (74) and supplied to the components of an electronic key-side circuit (40) as a source of power, in accordance with the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090108991 - Electronically detectable display and monitoring system: An electronically detectable display and monitoring system are disclosed. The display (10) includes a body (30) and an electronically detectable node (20). The body (30) has a first state and a second state. The electronically detectable display includes a signal blocking member that prevents detection of the electronically detectable node... Agent: Leason Ellis LLP

20090109002 - Assembly comprising a functional device and a resonator and method of making same: A Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) device. The RFID device comprises an antenna assembly and a resonator assembly. The antenna assembly comprises a first substrate and an antenna element. The resonator assembly comprises a second substrate having an integrated circuit connected to a resonator loop. The first substrate and the second... Agent: James C. Scheller, Jr. Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090109003 - Automatic antenna tuner system for rfid: An automatic antenna tuner system for radio frequency identification system includes a pulse width modulator, a microprocessor for controlling the generation of a source signal from the modulator, capacitors for receiving the source signal from amplifiers and transmitting it to an inductor, a gate communicating with the capacitors for transmitting... Agent: Emch, Schaffer, Schaub & Porcello Co

20090108998 - Automatic reporting of configuration of a remote unit: Configuration information of a remote unit can be interrogated by an external interrogator. An embodiment of the remote unit includes an interrogation memory operatively connected to an interrogation interface device. When the remote unit is programmed with software/firmware to establish a remote unit configuration, the configuration information corresponding to the... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090108995 - Equipment mounting systems and methods for identifying equipment: An equipment mounting system for rack-mounted devices, such as patch panels, servers, etc., includes a frame that is configured to support equipment mounted thereto in a plurality of spaced-apart mounting locations. A plurality of RF antennas are secured to the frame in spaced-apart relationship such that each antenna is located... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20090108996 - Rfid antenna system and method: The present invention provides an RFID device having a substrate body, and an IC component and antenna disposed thereon. The RFID device may further include one or more spacing elements, wherein at least a portion of the substrate body is adapted to be disposed around at least a portion the... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.

20090109000 - Rfid tag and manufacturing method thereof: The RFID tag has a base sheet having a recess, a first element provided on the base sheet astride the recess, a second element which is provided between the first element and the base sheet and which is electrically connected to the first element, and a communication antenna which is... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090108993 - Rfid tags with modifiable operating parameters: A radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag includes a facestock and a liner. The facestock includes an RFID circuit with an operating parameter, and the liner is releasably attached to the facestock such that when the liner is detached from the facestock, the operating parameter of the RFID circuit is desirably modified.... Agent: Avery Dennison Corporation Patent Group

20090109004 - System, article and method for tracking an inventory: The present invention pertains to a storage facility containing consumable items that updates an inventory when items are stored, removed and consumed. A product scanner and a computer installed in the facility use RFID technology to determine if an item has been consumed or removed from a locale. Items in... Agent: HowardIPLaw Group

20090108997 - System, devices, and method for energizing passive wireless data communication devices: Systems, methods, and devices wirelessly energize passive wireless data communication devices. In one embodiment, remotely powered wireless transmission power sources are actuated by a user. Upon actuation, a selected wireless transmission power source transmits electromagnetic energization energy into a volume of space, thereby energizing passive wireless data communication devices therein.... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090108992 - Technique and hardware for communicating with backscatter radio frequency identification readers: An apparatus, system, and method for communicating with a radio frequency identification reader are described. The apparatus includes a protocol converter to receive a request for information from an RFID reader, to convert the request for information from the RFID protocol to a device protocol, and to communicate the request... Agent: Ip Legal Department Tyco Fire & Security Services

20090108999 - Transponder-based appratus for space-time identification and location: The object of the present invention relates to a dual-band transponder-based apparatus for space-time identification and location that carries out the data exchange between a query device and one or more responders, being located within an appropriate distance range from said query device.... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab

20090108994 - Two sided thermal rfid: A radio frequency identification enabled dual-sided direct thermal image element and printer therefor are provided. One embodiment includes, a first substrate having an exterior side and an interior side, a radio frequency identification device attached to the interior side of the first substrate, and a second substrate having an exterior... Agent: Charles Maney Ncr Corporation, Law Dept.

20090109001 - Wireless ic tag, wireless ic tag system and operation method for wireless ic tag: A wireless IC tag system according to the present invention is provided with a wireless IC tag, a reader/writer device and a high-frequency signal output device. The reader/writer device outputs a first high-frequency signal. The high-frequency signal output device outputs a second high-frequency signal only during a period when the... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP

20090109005 - Wireless damage location sensing system: A wireless damage location sensing system uses a geometric-patterned wireless sensor that resonates in the presence of a time-varying magnetic field to generate a harmonic response that will experience a change when the sensor experiences a change in its geometric pattern. The sensing system also includes a magnetic field response... Agent: National Aeronautics And Space Administration Langley Research Center

20090109006 - Media case date indicator: The present device relates to a media storage case mechanically adjustable time indicator for indicating the due date of media elements. One embodiment of the invention is an adjustable time indicator system for fixing to the media case. An alternate embodiment of the invention is an adjustable time indicator formed... Agent: Quickpatents, Inc.

20090109007 - Method and apparatus for sensory stimulation: An apparatus for producing an electrosensory sensation to a body member (120). The apparatus comprises one or more conducting electrodes (106), each of which is provided with an insulator (108). When the body member (120) is proximate to the conducting electrode, the insulator prevents flow of direct current from the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090109008 - Anti-theft device for motor vehicle: The anti-theft device contains a control circuit housed in a casing. The control circuit contains a microprocessor, a memory, a detection unit, a radio unit, and a GPS unit, and is connected to a supersonic sensor, a microwave sensor, an air-pressure sensor, and one ore more image capturing elements. When... Agent: Leong C Lei

20090109009 - Audible alert on school buses for bus stop active master flasher switch: A vehicle lighting control system provides aural warning that the conditions for activating pupil warning lights have been met but that the pupil warning light system has not been armed, preventing operation of the lights.... Agent: International Truck Intellectual Property Company,

20090109010 - Occupant warning system for school or day care bus and van: The present invention is a warning system for alerting a driver and others to ensure an examination is made of a school or day care bus or van is thoroughly examined for remaining occupants following a transportation run.... Agent: Robert M. Schwartz, P.A.

20090109011 - Head-up display system embedded in vehicle: A head-up display system embedded in a vehicle having at least one tire is provided. The head-up display system includes a tire sensor, a speed detecting module, a host apparatus and a head-up display apparatus. The tire sensor is disposed within the tire for detecting a temperature and a pressure... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090109012 - Combined tire pressure gauge and remote tire pressure display: A combined tire pressure gauge and remote tire pressure display includes a port adapted to couple to a vehicle tire valve stem and to open a valve in the valve stem; a chamber in physical communication with the port; a local pressure transducer in the chamber for detecting a pressure... Agent: HowardIPLaw Group

20090109013 - Display of non-linked eot units having an emergency status: A head of train device is configured to examine messages received from end of train units other than the end of train unit attached to the same train and to alert an operator to the presence of an end of train unit from another train that indicates that the end... Agent: Dla Piper LLP (us) Attn: Patent Group

20090109014 - System and method for signaling personal messages by a driver of a motor vehicle: A system for signaling a pair of personal messages by a driver of a motor vehicle in a reward direction includes a first signal indicator energized to intermittently emit a first color light and disposed in close proximity to one upper corner of a rear window, a second signal indicator... Agent: James Ray & Associates

20090109015 - Display device with anti-crime security function: A control unit of a display device controls the display device in a normal mode of operation to operate in a normal state. The control unit controls the display device to enter into an anti-crime security mode of operation, when a state representing that the external information processing device may... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20090109017 - Remote control security supervisory control apparatus: A remote control security supervisory control apparatus includes a remote control device capable of performing remote control, at least one sensor to detect risky conditions in a surveillance scope and a system host to execute a security supervisory control system procedure. The remote control device can perform system alteration on... Agent: Joe Mckinney Muncy

20090109016 - Wireless smoke and fire detection system and method: A smoke detector system employs smoke detectors that enter a “lockout period” following receipt of an alarm signal, during which time a detector will not receive a RF alarm signal and will not transmit a RF alarm signal after a certain period of time if that detector does not detect,... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20090109018 - Detection device, particularly for realizing a protection system: The invention relates to a detection device, particularly for realizing a protection system via which, for example, motor-driven injury-relevant systems can be operated in a controlled manner. The aim of the invention is to provide solutions via which advantages result with regard to the detection of injury-relevant situations, particularly the... Agent: K.f. Ross P.C.

20090109019 - In-vehicle entertainment method and system for executing the same: An in-vehicle entertainment method includes playing through an in-vehicle audio component a received program content broadcast from a remote location; and receiving, during the playing of the received program content, a user input selecting an identifier. The selected identifier is associated with an electronic device remote from the vehicle. The... Agent: Julia Church Dierker Dierker & Associates, P.C.

20090109020 - Methods, systems, devices, and computer program products for implementing condition alert services: Methods, systems, devices, and computer program products for implementing condition alert services are provided. A method includes receiving information elements from a source that identify a condition, aggregating the information elements from the source with information elements from other sources that identify the same condition, and creating a composite file... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Cc Attn: Patent Docketing

20090109023 - Apparatus and method for locating a motor vehicle by visible indication: An apparatus and method of use are disclosed that facilitate locating a motor vehicle by providing a visible indication on the vehicle that enables nearby individuals to realize that the vehicle is being sought. In one aspect, the visible indication is activated by a signal transmitted by the police or... Agent: Russ Weinzimmer

20090109024 - Hardware protection system for deep-drawn printed circuit boards, as half-shells: A circuit which is to be protected contains a substrate which includes a recoiling area is surrounded by protruding areas. A hardware protection system is provided as half-shells and includes conductor structures arranged on and/or in the substrate to detect access to the circuit which is protected.... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090109025 - Hospital bed obstacle detection device and method: A hospital bed obstacle detection device and related method for detecting an obstacle between first and second components of a hospital bed is provided.... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg, LLP

20090109022 - Method and apparatus for providing in-vehicle fuel related information: A method for providing in-vehicle fuel-related information is disclosed. A geographic location of a vehicle is determined. A driving distance remaining for the vehicle is estimated based on a current fuel level and a fuel consumption rate of the vehicle. Fuel providers are located within a search area of the... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff

20090109021 - System for monitoring electrical equipment and providing predictive diagnostics therefor: A system monitors electrical equipment and provides predictive diagnostics therefor. The system includes sensors located at or about the electrical equipment. The sensors sense information pertaining to operation of the electrical equipment. A first processor is located at or about the electrical equipment and receives the sensed information from the... Agent: Martin J. Moran

20090109026 - Multiple electric fence energisers on a data network: An electric fence energizer includes a pulse generator for generating pulses to be applied to a fence; a clock which determines the time at which the pulses are generated; and an adjustment circuit to adjust the clock for error in time or drift in time. The energizer may include a... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd

20090109027 - Anti-thief device: A personal article anti-theft system includes a base retained on a surface and a hook connected to the base so that it can hang downward. A detection circuit is located within the base and is connected to the hook so as to detect the presence of an item on the... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090109028 - System and method for determining whether a cordless handset is at a base unit: A phone, method, and system are presented for determining whether a cordless handset is positioned on a base unit of a cordless telephone. An on-base unit signal may be generated in response to a cordless handset being positioned in contact with a base unit of a cordless telephone and an... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090109029 - Burglarproof purse: A burglarproof purse installs a control switch and an alarm for issuing a warning sound at hidden positions of the purse, and a closed and opened loop is distributed all over each surface of the purse and connected to the control switch and the alarm, such that after a user... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, P.C.

20090109032 - Detection apparatus and method for near field communication devices: A near-field communication circuit (100), such as a radio frequency identification circuit, includes a communication coil (104) and a communication circuit (108) configured to transmit data (109) through the communication coil (104). When the communication circuit (108) is in an idle mode, probing circuitry (124) is configured to detect the... Agent: Philip H. Burrus, Iv

20090109033 - Medical system and tracking device: A tracking device and system for tracking medical supplies, in particular, medical trays and their components is disclosed. The tracking device utilizes GPRS/GSM/CDMA/Wi-Fi/AGPS technology to enable an individual to locate and monitor the movement of a medical tray at any given time and for any desired period of time. The... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.

20090109031 - Method of and system for finding physical locations of servers: A method of and system for finding the physical location of a server positions a plurality of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags at known locations in an area. Each RFID tag has unique location information. A server is coupled to a collocated RFID tag reader. Upon power up, the server... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090109030 - Using a physical object and its position on a surface to control an enablement state of a surface based computing device: The present invention can include a solution for toggling an enablement state of a surface based computing device using a physical object. In the solution, a physical object external to a surface based computing device can be identified, which is able to be placed on a surface of the surface... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. Ibm-rsw

20090109034 - Radio frequency identification tag device for metallic products: A radio frequency identification tag device includes an antenna unit including a dielectric substrate that has two through holes extending from a first surface to a second surface opposite to the first surface, a first conductive layer disposed over the first surface of the dielectric substrate, a second conductive layer... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090109035 - High reliability surveillance and/or identification tag/devices and methods of making and using the same: The present invention relates to methods of making capacitors for use in surveillance/identification tags or devices, and methods of using such surveillance/identification devices. The capacitors manufactured according to the methods of the present invention and used in the surveillance/identification devices described herein comprise printed conductive and dielectric layers. The methods... Agent: The Law Offices Of Andrew D. Fortney, Ph.d., P.C.

20090109036 - System and method for alternative communication: A system for alternative communication between at least one passenger onboard a mobile platform (such as a train, marine vessel, aircraft or automobile) and at least one system onboard the mobile platform is provided. The system includes a camera that acquires an image of the at least one passenger, and... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, PLC

20090109037 - Automated consumer to business electronic marketplace system: An automated consumer to business electronic marketplace system is presented, wherein various aspects of user status, user behavior or operation of a vehicle associated with user are monitored and reported to an electronic marketplace. Suppliers of insurance products and other suppliers of automobile or personal products or services may offer... Agent: Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP

20090109038 - Device for managing the waking up phase of an aircraft pilot: A device for managing an awakening phase, in flight, of a pilot in the cockpit of an airplane, following a rest period, to guarantee his or her return to a state estimated compatible with flying operations, also called state of vigilance, wherein it includes management means for inducing progressive physical... Agent: Perman & Green

20090109039 - Remote starter system with temperature compensated crank time: An automated engine starter system is described for a vehicle with an engine and a starter system for starting the engine. A temperature sensor provides an electronic temperature signal indicative of an ambient or engine temperature at the vehicle. A starter controller is responsive to an engine start signal to... Agent: Law Offices Of Larry K. Roberts, Inc.

20090109040 - Method, apparatus, and systems for remotely nomitoring the location and usage history of radioactive materials stored with a shielded container or overpack: A radioactive source information tracking and reporting system and method is disclosed. The system and method include a device operable to detect a presence of a radioactive source contained within a shielded container. The device is further operable to detect a location of the shielded container. A message is generated... Agent: Docket Clerk

20090109041 - Rfid label time synchronization: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for radio frequency identification (RFID) label time synchronization. A method includes, in a radio frequency identification (RFID) interrogator having an antenna, transceiver, a clock, a memory and a central processing unit (CPU), initializing a RFID tag with a label start time and a... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv3)

20090109042 - Smoke monitor: Systems and methods for a smoke monitor are described. In one aspect, a smoke monitor includes a detector to sense when a user lights a smoking device such as a cigarette, pipe, etc. In one implementation, for example, such detection is made by detecting the audible sound of a lighter,... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP

20090109043 - Smoke detectors: A multi-frequency photoelectric smoke detector includes a multi-frequency, source and an multi-frequency sensing array. The array can be part of a solid state camera which can be used to sense scattered multi-frequency light. Multiple wavelength signals, red, blue green for example, emitted by the camera can be analyzed to determine... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090109044 - Detecting apparatus for detecting operation of fan: A detecting apparatus for detecting operation of a fan, includes a first current module disposed at an airflow path of the fan, a second current module insulated from the airflow, and an indicating module for giving an indicating signal, having a LED, and a transistor. The first and second current... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090109045 - Battery and power management for industrial inspection handset: An industrial inspection handset is disclosed, comprising a battery assembly for providing power to the handset, wherein the battery assembly comprises a connector for connecting a battery charger, a battery circuit for communicating with a processor in the handset, and a battery charge indicator on the surface of the battery... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20090109046 - Adaptive filter algorithm for estimating battery state-of-age: A system for and method of estimating the state-of-age of a secondary cell utilizing an adaptive group filter algorithm, includes battery current, voltage, and temperature sensors, a communication device, and a controller communicatively coupled to the sensors and device, configured to filter data by analyzing only sample data points from... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff

20090109047 - Skew adjusting apparatus, transmitting and receiving system, and skew adjusting method: A skew adjusting apparatus includes: latching circuits that latch other signals in synchronism with transition timing of the signal level of a reference signal among signals transmitted with a plurality of communication cables; delay elements that are provided on the plurality of communication cables, and delay the signals transmitted with... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090109049 - Interactive magnetic marker field for safety systems and complex proximity warning system: The invention relates to a complex proximity safety and warning system. The invention provides a safety system comprising a generator that generates a magnetic field that establishes a boundary, where the generator is capable of receiving radio frequency signals. Also provided is a radio frequency device that sends radio frequency... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090109048 - Wireless surface acoustic wave-based proximity sensor, sensing system and method: The subject invention is related to wireless proximity sensor and sensing system for detecting the position of an object. The system includes a transceiver for providing wireless communication with a passive wireless surface acoustic wave (SAW) proximity sensor. The wireless proximity sensor receives a wireless signal from the transceiver, which... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090109050 - System and method for illumination of a data cable: A data cable includes a plurality of illumination devices, an application module, and a lighting control module. The plurality of illumination devices are adapted to receive a control signal to change an illumination characteristic of the plurality of illumination devices, and the control signal is indicative of a signal characteristic... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Lnap Attn: Patent Docketing

20090109051 - Intrusion deterrence system and method: The invention relates generally to physical security, and more particularly, but without limitation to systems and methods that simulate television operation, and thus occupancy, for the purpose of deterring intrusion into a building. Embodiments of the invention control a multi-color lighting device, such as a Light Emitting Diode (LED) array,... Agent: Jeffrey Bodden

20090109052 - System for programming a network of control points: A system and method for variably programming a plurality of utilitarian devices such as, but not limited to, LED light assemblies, motions detectors, etc. which may be associated with each of a plurality of control points. The control points are electrically interconnected to one another and to a power source... Agent: Malloy & Malloy, P.A.

20090109053 - Remote control device and information management server, method, and program therefor: A remote control device information management server, an information management method, an information management program, and a remote control device that improve user convenience by executing a process with another remote control device. An audio-visual device includes a main body and a remote control device for controlling the main body.... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Law Department

20090109054 - Wireless and dockable audio interposer device: An apparatus meant to be interposed between a wired device and a wireless device gathers information concerning the functions of which each of the wired device and wireless devices are capable, passing on signals from the wireless device to the wired device to perform an audio function if the wired... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20090109056 - Integrated metrology systems and information and control apparatus for interaction with integrated metrology systems: A system is disposed at a location of a utility commodity subscriber for informing the subscriber of and controlling utility commodity usage. The system includes utility meters, an information and control apparatus, and a first and second data communication link. The meters measure usage and generate usage signals. The information... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090109055 - Method and system for acquiring features of measurement systems: A method including establishing a communication link between one or more measurement equipment installations and a provider of optional features, utilizing circuitry within the measurement equipment installation to allow the measurement equipment installation to exchange information with the provider of optional features and determining optional feature use criteria, the optional... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.

20090109057 - Methods and supporting telemetry to determine, monitor and control the metagenomic and physical states of grease interceptors, fogs, vaults and other waste collecting enclosures: A system capable of ascertaining, determining, monitoring and controlling the biological state of and metagenomic state of microbial colonies as well as the physical state of waste liquids in grease interceptors, vaults and other waste collecting enclosures. The system consists of an array of cameras (14) a multi-phased sonar array... Agent: Markus Johannes Lenger

20090109058 - Traffic information providing method and device and traffic information receiving method and device: The traffic information providing device receives traffic information corresponding to a bus stop or a platform at which the traffic information providing device is positioned from a management server for collecting traffic information from at least one public transportation means, and broadcasts the received traffic information to the traffic information... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090109059 - Weather information notification apparatus and program storage medium: In a vehicular navigation system, a control circuit acquires weather information and displays (i) a map containing a present position and (ii) weather information relative to a position outside a display range of the map, among the acquired weather information.... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20090109060 - Optical-film traffic sign: The present invention discloses an optical-film traffic sign, which comprises: a light-guide element, an optical film and at least one light source. A plurality of diffusion dots is printed on the light-guide element. The light from the light source is repeatedly scattered by the diffusion dots. Thereby, the light-guide element... Agent: Joe Mckinney Muncy

20090109061 - System and method for determining intersection right-of-way for vehicles: A method and system for determining right of way for a plurality of mobile units at an intersection. The method and system include collecting position and movement information about the plurality of mobile units approaching the intersection; storing a plurality of rules about right of way at the intersection; accessing... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090109062 - Parking count control system using parking management server and method thereof: Provided is a parking count control system using a parking management server which is a parking management control system using a driver terminal unit, the system including: a mobile driver terminal unit capable of performing voice communication or/and wireless Internet; a parking management server receiving parking information about an identifier... Agent: Ipla P.A.

20090109063 - Airborne vehicle emulation system and method: An apparatus includes a first interface configured to communicate via a first protocol, and a first holding device configured to hold an airborne vehicle. The first holding device includes a second interface configured to communicate with the first interface via the first protocol, and to communicate with the airborne vehicle... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090109064 - Simplified self-powered attitude survival indicator: This simplified self powered aircraft attitude survival indicator is easily and readily transportable from one aircraft to another and provides a simple indicator which gives a visual indication of aircraft attitude and alarms when the aircraft is in a dangerous attitude. The aircraft attitude indicator includes a housing containing a... Agent: Robert M. Downey, P.A.

20090109065 - Method and device for displaying forecasts on a navigation plan: The invention applies particularly to the method and device for displaying forecasts on the flight plan of an aircraft. The method according to the invention consists in representing the craft by a first symbol in its current position and by a second symbol in its future position, in modifying the... Agent: Lowe Hauptman & Berner, LLP

20090109066 - Wireless wheel-sensor system for dead reckoning navigation applications: A dead-reckoning sensory system includes a receiver unit and a transmitter unit in wireless communication with the receiver unit. The transmitter unit is operable to be mounted to a wheel of a vehicle, determine information characterizing the heading and distance traveled by the vehicle, and transmit the information to the... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

04/23/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090102601 - Industrial control system: An industrial control system is disclosed with a plurality of industrial field devices for controlling and monitoring an industrial process, each industrial field device having first control functions and at least one industrial field device having second control functions.... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090102600 - Pest electrocution device with infrared detector: A device for electrocuting pests includes first and second electrodes and an infrared detector. The infrared detector is responsive to infrared radiation emitted by a pest and provides output signals indicating the presence of a pest. A circuit responsive to the output signals and responsive to sensing current flowing between... Agent: William L. Johnson

20090102602 - System for the rapid deployment of a concealed object detection system: A system for the rapid deployment of a concealed object detection system (CODS) is disclosed. In a particular embodiment, a base having side walls about its periphery extending upwards are adapted to secure CODS camera and equipment within the base. The base includes a rolling means disposed along a rear... Agent: Mckinney Law, LLC

20090102603 - Method and apparatus for providing authentication with a user interface system: A system, and method for use thereof, for authentication. The system may generate an image in a three dimensional coordinate system, for example a three dimensional lock. A sensing system may sense a user interaction with the image. The user interaction may include a user selecting a sequence, or code,... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C. Pacwest Center, Suite 1900

20090102604 - Method and system for controlling computer applications: A method and system for controlling computer applications on a computer system(s). The method comprising: detecting at least one finger of a user's hand on an input device; capturing and transmitting the user's fingerprint data to a computer system; identifying the user from the captured fingerprint data; and controlling at... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090102605 - Security arrangement for security documents: The present invention relates to a security arrangement (20-1, 20-2) for one of a plurality of homogeneous security documents (10-1, 10-2), having an authenticating feature (22-1, 22-2) that is characteristic for the security document and at least one verification element (24-1, 24-2) for checking the authenticating features (22-1, 22-2) of... Agent: Greenlee Winner And Sullivan P C

20090102609 - Applications for radio frequency identification systems: The present invention relates to RFID devices, including handheld RFID devices, and applications for such devices. The devices and applications may be used in connection with items that are associated with an RFID tag, and optionally a magnetic security element. The devices and applications are described with particular reference to... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090102607 - Automatic tuning reader: A system and method of automatically tuning a reading device that remotely monitors RFID tags or transponders. The reading device utilizes the phase signal of an antenna signal wherein the harmonic of the antenna signal is filtered through a signal coupling transformer and utilizes the antenna current reading to determine... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

20090102606 - Tag authentication method using rotation, and tag and reader performing the method: A tag authentication method, and a tag and reader performing the method are provided. The tag authentication method, including: a reader generating a first random number and transmitting the first random number to a tag; the reader receiving a second random number and a first verification value from the tag;... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090102608 - Vehicle comprising at least one assembled entity and use of a measurement system: A vehicle comprising at least one mounted assembly, comprising a wheel and a tire, and an element consisting partially of polymer compounds, said mounted assembly comprising at least one wireless system for measuring a physical parameter of the tire by surface acoustic wave technology or volume acoustic wave technology, at... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20090102610 - Rfid antenna selection system and method: A method and apparatus for reading a plurality of RFID tags using a plurality of antennas includes ranking a plurality of antennas based on RFID tags readable, wherein the antenna that can read most RFID tags receives a highest ranking, and the antenna that can read the most RFID tags... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090102611 - Wireless disposable physiological sensor: A patient physiological parameter monitoring apparatus for a subject includes a sensor assembly having at least one responsive element that produces a first signal upon detection of a change in temperature. The assembly also includes a converter for converting the first signal into an electrical signal, and a transmitter for... Agent: Hiscock & Barclay, LLP

20090102613 - Device for electronic identification of items: A device for electronic identification of items has a signal receiver circuit and a visual signaling unit that, based on a received signal, indicates a transport status of an item to which the device for electronic identification of items is attachable. The device provides a way for enhancing the identification,... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090102612 - Rfid record and verification system and method of use for patient undergoing radiation therapy: A system and method for providing radiation therapy to a patient is disclosed. The system includes at least one RFID tagged component, e.g., a patient positioning device, to be used when the patient is to be given radiation therapy treatment. The at least one component is specifically selected for use... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20090102614 - Wireless communication tag and wireless communication system: A wireless communication tag according to the present invention includes a first antenna 8 previously set with predetermined identification information, and for wirelessly communicating various types of data with a reader/writer 6; a controller (IC chip 14) for controlling the data communicated through the first antenna; a second antenna 10... Agent: Ndq&m Watchstone LLP

20090102615 - Portable-terminal holder and radio communication system: A portable-terminal holder for holding a portable terminal that has a rechargeable battery and a first radio communication device is constituted by a base and c communication module. The base has a portion on which the portable terminal is placed, and a charging device for charging the rechargeable battery of... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20090102616 - Time-based access control for an entertainment console: Methods and systems for controlling access to a multi-purpose entertainment console are disclosed. The methods and systems allow a first user to configure the amount of time per time interval a console is available for other users to access the entertainment features of the console. In one embodiment, when a... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)

20090102617 - Method, system and computer program product for controlling a plurality of devices in an environment: In accordance with at least one exemplary embodiment, a method, system and computer program product for controlling a plurality of devices in an environment is disclosed. Exemplary embodiments can include a controller connected to a wireless network, such as a WLAN. The controller can have a control panel interface. The... Agent: Maier & Maier, PLLC

20090102618 - Uninterruptible power supply unit: [Solving Means] Multiple modem means 32 for transmitting or receiving a PLC signal are installed, each corresponding to a power receiving terminal 2 and one or more power supply terminals 3 in an uninterruptible power supply unit 1 in a one-to-one manner. Multiple low-pass filter circuit 7 and 18 for... Agent: Von Simson & Chin

20090102619 - Evacuation system having escape identification lights: An evacuation system having escape identification lights (1) and monitoring sensors (2), having a central computing system (7) is suggested, which analyzes messages from the monitoring sensors (2) and alternately releases or blocks escape routes as a function thereof by targeted activation of building devices (12) and escape identification lights... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20090102620 - Force/tactile feedback device: A force/tactile feedback device feeding back a force sense to a fingertip of an operator includes a fingerstall to which the fingertip of the operator is inserted, a position feedback means for feeding back a position to the fingertip held by the fingerstall, a fingertip contact point feedback means for... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090102622 - Apparatus and method for remote monitoring and deactivation of an asset: There is disclosed an apparatus for remotely and controllably deactivating or partly deactivating a first asset, which first asset may comprise an air dependent power source. The apparatus may comprise a regulator associated with the first asset. The regulator may comprise a valve having first and second positions and the... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC

20090102621 - Universal electronic immobilizing for a vehicle: A vehicle security system for securing a vehicle against theft, the system comprising, a driving function disablement component configured to bias against a moveable vehicle component, thereby to disable a driving function when biased, a remotely operable transducer configured to maintain or release biasing in the driving function disablement component,... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20090102623 - Vehicle security system: A vehicle security system for improving security. A portable device generates a wireless signal containing a first ID code. A verification device stores a second ID code and a first control ID code, receives the wireless signal from the portable device and performs verification with the first and the second... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia)

20090102624 - Portable computer with burglarproof function and control method thereof: A control method for a portable computer, which has a basic input output system (BIOS) and a storage module stored a plurality of data, includes the steps of enabling a burglarproof status, detecting a displacing signal to determine whether the portable computer has displacement under the burglarproof status, enabling an... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090102625 - Constructive improvement to an anti-theft lock device applied to automobile trunks: A constructive improvement to an anti-theft lock device applied to automobile trunks, whose innovative solution implies a new anti-theft lock (1), applicable both to common trunk locks and to trunk locks having electric assembly elements, wherein said improvement provides greater productivity during the assembly of said item, in addition to... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP Patent Department

20090102626 - System apparatus and methods for data communication between vehicle and remote data communication terminal, between portions of vehicle and other portions of vehicle, between two or more vehicles, and between vehicle and communications network: A system, an apparatus, and methods are provided for data communications associated with a vehicle. The apparatus preferably includes at least one electronic subsystem associated with the vehicle and a plurality of electrical conductors connected to the at least one electronic subsystem and associated with the vehicle. A vehicle data... Agent: Schwartz Law Firm, P.C. Southpark Towers

20090102628 - Bicycle control system: A bicycle control system is provided with a switch device and a cycle computer. The switch device includes a switch operation member, a sensor arranged relative to the switch operation member to detect operation of the switch operation member, a processing unit operatively coupled to the sensor and a transmitter... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20090102627 - Bicycle turn signals: Embodiments of the invention include methods and apparatuses relating to bicycle turn signals. In one embodiment, a bicycle turn signal apparatus includes left and right switches, left and right turn lights, a controller, and a power supply.... Agent: OmikronIPLaw

20090102629 - Lane-change assistant for motor vehicles: A lane-change assistant for motor vehicles, having a sensor system to locate vehicles on adjacent lanes in the rear space of the own vehicle, a decision module to decide whether a vehicle located in the rear space is on an immediately adjacent lane, and a driver interface to output the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090102630 - Method, computer program and device for determining the risk of midair collision: A method for determining the probability of a vehicle colliding with a detected object.... Agent: Venable LLP

20090102631 - Occupant restraint system: A side impact detection system for detecting information about a side impact of a vehicle. The side impact detection system comprises a elongated member, a detection sensor, a deriving unit, and a determination unit. The elongated member is capable of being deflected toward the inside of the vehicle according to... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090102632 - Display system, screen design setting tool, display system program, screen design setting program, and recording medium: A display system includes a combination image dividing section arranged to divide a single combination image composed of a plurality of item images into a plurality of image blocks such that each of the image blocks has an item image; an image inputting controlling section arranged to lay out the... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20090102634 - In-vehicle device and vehicular combined control system: A vehicular combined control system has functions of a smart entry system and a TPMS. A smart ECU turns on the output of a voltage signal terminal intermittently or in response to a given trigger. When the output of the voltage signal terminal turns on, a RF receiver section receives... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090102633 - Tire information transmitter, tire information acquiring system, and tire/wheel assembly: A tire information transmitter is mounted in a tire cavity region surrounded by a tire inner circumference surface and a wheel wall surface and senses atmospheric information in the tire cavity region to wirelessly transmit to outside the tire cavity region. The transmitter has a sensor for sensing atmospheric information... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090102635 - Method of managing a network of sensors, a sensor network, and a vehicle provided with such a network: The network of sensors comprises at least two nodes, each forming a measurement unit including a sensor, and a node forming a processor unit to which the measurement units are connected. Each measurement unit is designed to acquire measurements and to transmit a measurement that is a function of said... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090102636 - Vehicle tire pressure monitor: A vehicle monitoring system comprises a tire pressure sensor, a transmitter coupled to the tire pressure sensor for wirelessly transmitting a signal indicative of a tire pressure; and a receiver for receiving the signal indicative of the tire pressure and for receiving a signal of a remote keyless entry device.... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20090102637 - System and method for managing agendas in a mobile device: A system for managing agendas in a mobile device including a GPS is provided. The system includes various software modules to remind a user about agendas when all alarm conditions of the agendas have been satisfied. The alarm conditions of the agenda include an alarm active vicinity and an alarm... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090102638 - System, method, and apparatus for capturing telematics data with an active rfid tag: Data collection and evaluation systems that, in various embodiments, include an active RFID tag for collecting, time-stamping, and storing vehicle sensor data. Examples of the type of data collected include door data, ignition data, oil pressure data, temperature data, speed data, global positioning data, and diagnostic and trouble code data.... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090102639 - Localization system and localization method and mobile position data transmitter: There is described a localization system with a mobile position data transmitter having a position-detecting device for detecting a position of the position data transmitter and for deriving position data from the position detected. The position data transmitter also has a radio tag writing device for wirelessly emitting the derived... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090102640 - Wireless building control architecture: On a first level of the wireless building automation architecture, sensors and associated actuators communicate directly. The sensor performs control processes appropriate for the sensor and regardless of the type of actuator being used. The actuator performs control processes specific to the actuator regardless of the type of sensor being... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090102641 - Coaxial cable antenna for communication with implanted medical devices: In general, the invention is directed to a coaxial cable antenna for use in an external device, such as a programmer or monitor, to enhance communication between the external device and an implanted medical device (IMD). The coaxial cable antenna provides the external device with polarization diversity. For example, the... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20090102642 - Apparatus and method for location estimation using power supply voltage levels of signal transmitters: Beacon generators transmit wireless beacon signals for use in tracking an object. Among other things, a wireless beacon signal from a particular beacon generator contains information identifying a power supply voltage associated with that beacon generator. A tracking device associated with the object receives one or more of the beacon... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090102645 - Adding social networking to devices: A communication interface of a device communicates with a personal electronic device, and a processor associated with the communication interface automatically directs the personal electronic device, through the communication interface, either to operate in a first mode in which the personal electronic device interacts with a wearer of the personal... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090102644 - Alert notification system and method for neighborhood and like groups: An alert notification system and method for neighborhood, business, work location, community and other groups for broadcasting an alert message from one member of the group to the other members of the group. A member of the group who sees or hears of an alert condition, which may be criminal... Agent: Richard A. Ryan Attorney At Law

20090102647 - Device for controlling and monitoring sequential subsections of an installation: A device for controlling and monitoring an installation that is composed of sequentially disposed sub-sections in a chain so that each sub-section lies between a forward sub-section and a rearward sub-section, with the exception of the terminal sub-sections of the installation. Each sub-section is connected to a first control unit... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090102646 - Device for identifying and protecting an element whose integrity is desired to be known: The invention relates to an identifying and protecting device associated with an element whose integrity is desired to be known. The identifying and protecting device includes an electronic identification label assigned to a first antenna which is used for remotely reading the content of the label, a second antenna which... Agent: Blank Rome LLP

20090102643 - Secure sensor/actuator systems: A chip module including a sensor/actuator, an input/output interface, a data processing circuit connected between the input/output interface and the sensor/actuator such that sensor/actuator data may be communicated to/from outside the chip module via the input/output interface, and a manipulation detector assembly configured to output an alarm signal responsive to... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090102648 - Motion detector: The invention discloses a motion detector that includes a casing, a sensor and a signal deflector. The casing has a lens array around an external periphery of the casing and an installation space inside the casing for installing the sensor and the signal deflector. The sensor includes a sensing unit... Agent: Joe Mckinney Muncy

20090102649 - Latch monitoring apparatus for a shipping container door: A system, method, and apparatus for monitoring and detecting movement of components of a shipping container latch. A latch monitor may embody an electromagnetic sensing unit and a nearby magnet or light emitter for measuring and characterizing the profile of a nearby electromagnetic field. The field profile is monitored to... Agent: Whitaker, Chalk, Swindle & Sawyer, LLP

20090102650 - Method and apparatus for detecting movement of a shipping container latch: A system, method, and apparatus for monitoring and detecting movement of components of a shipping container latch. A latch monitor may embody an electromagnetic sensing unit and a nearby magnet or light emitter for measuring and characterizing the profile of a nearby electromagnetic field. The field profile is monitored to... Agent: Whitaker, Chalk, Swindle & Sawyer, LLP

20090102651 - Alarm system interaction with a movable barrier operator method and apparatus: A secure communication link (24) is provided between a movable barrier operator (23) and a peripheral alarm system (20). Information conveyed via this link is used by one, the other, or both such elements to further inform or direct their respective actions.... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery

20090102652 - Apparatus for detecting tampering with a latch mechanism: A system, method, and apparatus for monitoring and detecting movement of components of a shipping container latch. A latch monitor may embody an electromagnetic sensing unit and a nearby magnet or light emitter for measuring and characterizing the profile of a nearby electromagnetic field. The field profile is monitored to... Agent: Whitaker, Chalk, Swindle & Sawyer, LLP

20090102653 - Method for maintaining a shipping container manifest: A system, method, and apparatus for monitoring and detecting movement of components of a shipping container latch. A latch monitor may embody an electromagnetic sensing unit and a nearby magnet or light emitter for measuring and characterizing the profile of a nearby electromagnetic field. The field profile is monitored to... Agent: Whitaker, Chalk, Swindle & Sawyer, LLP

20090102654 - Systems and methods for operating a surveillance system: A surveillance system can be designed to take advantage of the disruption of the electromagnetic propagation (EMP) of the radio waves as they propagate through a spatial volume from a transmitter to a receiver. This disruption is well-known in the RF field and is usually removed from becoming a problem... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p

20090102656 - Active id tags for increased range and functionality: An RFID tag that uses multiple components to both receive and send information.... Agent: Law Office Of Scott C Harris Inc

20090102657 - Method and apparatus for tracking and monitoring containers: A tag can communicate according to a cellular telephone network communication protocol, and includes one of: passive circuitry, semi-passive circuitry, or circuitry capable of communicating according to a radio frequency identification communication protocol or a satellite communication protocol. According to a different aspect, a tag can receive satellite signals containing... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090102658 - Method and apparatus for tracking and monitoring containers: A tag detects a condition, and selectively operates a portion of its circuitry in first and second modes as a function of information regarding the selected condition, the portion consuming less power in the second mode than the first mode, and being capable of wireless communication according to one of... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090102659 - Method and apparatus for tracking and monitoring containers: A tag has a sensor that can detect a condition in the region of the tag. The tag effects an operational adjustment relating to the sensor based on sensor configuration information in a received wireless signal. According to a different aspect, a tag can receive wireless signals containing positioning information,... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090102660 - Method and apparatus for tracking and monitoring containers: A tag has a circuit portion that functions as a reader capable of wireless communication with other tags. According to a different aspect, a tag has a circuit portion with first and second modes, the circuitry consuming less power in the second mode than the first mode, and exiting the... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090102655 - Mobile privacy protection system using proxy, proxy device and mobile privacy protection method: A mobile privacy protection system using a proxy, a proxy device, and a mobile privacy protection method are provided. The mobile privacy protection system includes: an electronic tag to store predetermined tag information; a proxy device to adjust a privacy level of the electronic tag; and a home server to... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090102661 - Wireless asset identification and location: Asset identification and locating systems comprising a plurality of reference location tags and a plurality of asset identification tags, each reference location and asset identification tag having: a transceiver which can control the range of the tag; a unique tag identification number; a plurality of asset identification and locating retrieval... Agent: A Patent Lawyer Corp, PLC R William Graham

20090102662 - Device and process for magnetic material detection in electronic article surveillance (eas) electromagnetic systems: The present invention relates to a device with its related electronic circuit and to a detection process, targeted to detect any magnetic material moving around the antennas/sensors (6) used in Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) electromagnetic systems, which can by internally or externally coupled to these kind of anti-theft systems, significantly... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090102663 - Apparatus and method for tuning a radio frequency antenna: The present invention provides a radio frequency identification tag reader system, that comprises a radio frequency identification tag reader that outputs a drive signal at a predetermined frequency at which a radio frequency tag operates, an antenna that receives the drive signal and radiates an electromagnetic field in response to... Agent: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP

20090102664 - Tamper-resistant microchip assembly: The present invention generally relates to a tamper-resistant microchip assembly which may be used to, for example, confirm the authenticity of the source of a product. The tamper-resistant microchip assembly may further contain information related to the origin of the product, vintage, bottle size, geographic origin, age and/or other characteristics... Agent: Lampel & Associates, P.C.

20090102665 - Wireless tracking system and method with optical tag removal detection: A wireless tracking system and method with a tag removal detection feature is disclosed herein. The system and method utilize a tag attached to an asset which includes a processor, a motion sensor (such as an accelerometer), a transceiver, a tag removal sensor and a power source having a limited... Agent: Clause Eight Intellectual Property Services

20090102666 - Merchandise tag with alarming features for securing tag to merchandise: A security device for a product for sale. The device includes a housing having a cable for engaging the product. A free end of the cable has a locking pin receivable within a bore in the housing. A locking mechanism is provided to lock the locking pin within the bore.... Agent: Sand & Sebolt

20090102667 - Monitoring system: There is described a monitoring system for monitoring an apparatus for raising and lowering a person, for example an item of adjustable furniture or a hoist. The monitoring system comprises a memory for recording information relating to the operational history of the monitored apparatus. Amongst other information the memory may... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090102668 - Traveling invisible electronic containment perimeter - method and apparatus: This invention teaches a method and apparatus that combines GPS, map overlays, a means to draw containment perimeters directly over map overlays, and a means to transmit signals to any plurality of electronic stimulus control collars to contain humans or animals within each containment perimeter. A primary aspiration of this... Agent: Realtronics Corporation Scott R. Thompson

20090102669 - Alarm clock with a proximity detector: The present invention offers an alarm clock with a proximity detector consists of an alarm clock, an object proximity detector and sound generator. The alarm clock can be an analog clock or a digital clock with LCD display. When the time of clock meets the setting time, alarm signal will... Agent: Mr. Brian R. Coleman Perkins Coie. LLP

20090102670 - Atmospheric safety monitoring device: An atmospheric safety monitoring device including a remote sensor unit adapted to sense two or more selected atmospheric contaminants and to communicate data from such sensing to a display unit, said display unit being adapted to display the results of said sensing and to determine if said results indicate that... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090102671 - Low battery alert for an image reader: A method of operating an optical reading device for collecting and processing indicia data comprising the steps of: converting light reflected from a target into output signals representative thereof utilizing an image sensor; illuminating the target utilizing an illumination source; directing light from the target to the image sensor array... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090102672 - Features to reduce low-battery reporting to security services at night: A battery-powered RF sensor is provided for use in security and alarm systems for monitoring alarm state conditions, and transmitting an alarm state detection signal upon detection of an alarm state condition. The RF sensor is constructed to include an RF transmitting portion, a battery, a low-battery voltage level detection... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090102673 - Polyphase source detecting circuit: A polyphase source detecting circuit configured for detecting a polyphase source having at least two phase sources includes at least two sampling circuit 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... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090102674 - Sensor and method for obtaining data: A sensor for obtaining data is described, including at least one sensitive module for quantitatively detecting a parameter to be determined, at least one data transmitting unit for transmitting the obtained data, and at least one signal path between the sensitive module and the data transmitting unit, also including a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090102675 - Centralized rfid reader control and coordination: Systems, methods and computer program products for the centralized control of radio frequency identification (RFID) readers are described herein. An input event control embodiment operates by receiving a signal from a non-RFID input device and commanding an RFID reader associated with the non-RFID input device to begin reading. According to... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20090102676 - Context-relative reminders: A method and apparatus that presents context-relative reminders to a user of a portable electronic device is disclosed. The method may include receiving reminder inputs relating to a reminder. The reminder may become active upon predetermined criteria being met. The predetermined criteria may be at least two of position, time,... Agent: Prass LLP

20090102677 - Rf antenna integrated into a control device installed into a wall switch box: A remote control electrical device which can communicate with a remote control device. The electrical control device is adapted to fit into a housing which fits into a wall mounting. The remote control electrical device can comprise a control circuit disposed in the housing, a transmitter disposed in the housing,... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C./leviton

20090102678 - Analyte sensor transmitter unit configuration for a data monitoring and management system: Method and system for providing analyte sensor alignment and retention mechanism for improved connectivity with a transmitter unit for electrical connection, and further including transmitter unit contact pins with metal components to improve electrical conductivity with the analyte sensor in an analyte monitoring and management system is provided.... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090102679 - Infrastructure device with removable face plate for remote operation: The present invention is directed to a utility device faceplate that allows a user to change its orientation with respect to the user. In one embodiment, the orientation is a swivel up, down or from side to side so as to present the front surface of the faceplate substantially perpendicular... Agent: Optimal Technologies, Inc.

20090102680 - Multifunction data port providing an interface between a digital network and electronics in residential or commercial structures: A multifunction data port is located in or attached to the utility meter or the meter box. The installation or removal of the data port requires opening the meter seal. The data port interface can provide broad band access to a digital network and the Internet. It can provide the... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090102681 - Fixed network for an automatic utility meter reading system: A fixed network for automatically reading a utility meter system has been developed. The network includes multiple meter interface units (MIUs) that each collect data from a designated utility meter. The collected data is transmitted to a primary data collector. The network includes multiple data collectors and each MIU identifies... Agent: Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

20090102682 - Secure telemetric link: A communications protocol is used to provide data privacy, message integrity, message freshness, and user authentication to telemetric traffic, such as to and from implantable medical devices in a body area network. In certain embodiments, encryption, message integrity, and message freshness are provided through use of token-like nonces and ephemeral... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20090102683 - Warning system for protection from wrong-way drivers: The invention relates to a warning system (04) for protection from wrong-way drivers (11), in particular on freeways and expressways, wherein a warning and/or alarming of a vehicle traveling contrary to the prescribed travel direction is performed using a warning signal, and wherein the warning signal is an optical and/or... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

04/16/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090096571 - Detection sensor and setting information acquisition method thereof: This invention provides a detection sensor, which enables a communication of setting information without a dedicated communication means, and a setting information acquisition method therefor. In particular, the output of the output signal Sc as well as the reception of the setting information data D are conducted using the common... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090096576 - Fault tolerant vehicle communication and control apparatus: Medium-range and global network information and control for a vehicle is achieved with a portable wireless key fob, a user-provided nomadic device, and a vehicle-installed telematics unit including a medium-range RF transceiver and a wireless network transceiver. The fob includes a medium-range RF transceiver for bi-directional communication with the telematics... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20090096575 - Vehicle remote access and control apparatus and communications gateway: A remote access control and communication gateway for a vehicle includes a vehicle function control mounted on the vehicle and having a receiver and/or transmitter for communicating with a transmitter and/or a receiver carried in a portable key fob. The transmitter generates a signal in response to a user initiated... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20090096577 - Access control device: In an access control device including a lock (2) with a locking element, an actuating element (3) for the locking element, an electronic key (5), an electrical circuit including a receiver unit for receiving key identification data and an evaluation circuit for determining access authorization based on the received identification... Agent: Chapman And Cutler

20090096572 - Breach control barrier system: This invention relates to the field of personnel access control and more particularly, to deployable/stowable fabric-based barriers for controlling or restricting access of individuals to specific physical areas. This allows security personnel at a screening station, for example, to quickly react to an “intruder” who is bypassing the screening area... Agent: Hayes Soloway P.C.

20090096578 - Smart entry system: When a master portable unit exists inside a vehicle compartment and a sub-portable unit exists outside the vehicle compartment, master portable unit disable control is performed and door lock control is performed. Thus, even if the master portable unit put in a bag or a jacket is not taken out,... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090096573 - Activation of cryptographically paired device: An event is detected at a first device. Responsive to the detection, at least some functionality of the first device is deactivated. The presence of a second device, cryptographically paired with the first device, is detected by the first device. Responsive to the detection, at least some functionality of the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090096574 - Rfid tag using encrypted password protection: A permanent ID can be read off of an RFID chip of an RFID tag. The permanent ID can be combined with a seed value to form a combined value. The combined value can be encrypted to form an encrypted value. This encrypted value can be stored on the RFID... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20090096579 - Drivers' license verification program: The present invention is a computer based process and method that in the preferred embodiment uses stored information about a driver including, inter alia, the driver's name, driver's license number and contact information. The driver's license number is queried against a licensing authority's database returning results including, inter alia, whether... Agent: Christopher J. Vandam, P.A.

20090096581 - Communications patching systems with radio frequency identification antenna switching circuits: Communications patching systems may include one or more patch panels, each of which has plurality of connector ports. A plurality of antennas are provided. Each antenna may be associated with a specific connector port. A radio frequency identification (“RFID”) transceiver and a controller are also provided. A switching circuit is... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20090096582 - Radio frequency identification tag antenna using proximity coupling for attaching to metal: An antenna attached to an object and transmitting electromagnetic waves that are modulated by an RFID tag chip includes a polygonal dielectric material layer that is adjacent to the object, a microstrip patch that determines a resonance frequency of the antenna, a microstrip line that is electromagnetically coupled with the... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090096584 - Rfid mutual authentication verification session: In a protocol for preserving the privacy of communications between a RFID reader and a RFID tag, two distinct actions are taken. First, the reader and the tag must be mutually authenticated as being authorized participants in the communications. After that process is successfully completed, the authenticity of each authorized... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20090096583 - Rfid tag: For protecting information stored in an RFID chip and ensuring its genuineness, radio communication between the RFID chip and an external terminal is positively intercepted when a seal type RFID tag including the RFID chip is peeled from an adherend, while ensuring solidity when the RFID tag is put on... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090096580 - Secure authentication: A system for automatic identification and/or authentication through a multi-tag communication system. The system may include a plurality of tags which may include devices such as wireless transponders and/or emulated tag devices. Each of the plurality of tags may transmit a portion of identification and/or authentication information to a reader.... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.

20090096585 - Methods, systems and apparatus for radio frequency identification (rfid) system configuration management: Methods, systems and apparatus for controlling initiation of configuration of RFID readers using initiate-staging control information, include interrogating a reading zone of a reader for initiate-staging control information, and selectively setting the reader in an initiate-staging state in accordance with initiate-staging control information detected by the interrogation. The interrogation may... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20090096586 - Radiofrequency tracking and communication device and method for operating the same: A radio is defined in electrical communication with a processor on an integrated circuit chip. The radio is defined to operate at an international frequency, and is defined to be powered on and off in accordance with a control signal to be transmitted by the processor. A location determination device... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP

20090096587 - Transponder actuatable switching device: The present invention relates to a switching device for generating a switch signal, a reading device with the switching device and a method for the communication between a reading device and a transponder (T). The switching device includes an antenna (4), which with the help of an adapter circuit (AN)... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090096588 - Method of transmitting product information read from an identification tag to a processor and a system therefor: A method for transmitting product information read from an identification tag to another processor and a system therefore. The system finds one application in radio frequency (RFID) tags. The method includes receiving data read from a tag by a tag reader, the data including product data identifying the product to... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

20090096589 - Packaging a semiconductor wafer: Embodiments embed at least one Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag into the mold. The mold may comprise a cavity adapted to the geometrical form of the RFID tag. In some embodiments, the cavity is marginally bigger than the RFID tag. In many embodiments, the cavity with the embedded the RFID... Agent: Ibm Coporation (rtp) C/o Schubert Osterrieder & Nickelson PLLC

20090096590 - Automatic product expiration alert device: An automatic product (12) expiration alert device comprising a product (12) having a predetermined useful life and a package (14) covering at least a portion of the product (12). The act of opening the package (14) automatically energizes a timing device (16) to begin measuring the product (12) life. The... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20090096591 - Robot, reference voltage generator circuit used in transmission path for robot, and hub incorporating reference voltage generator circuit: A robot including a controller and servos, each acting as an actuator, a supply voltage generator circuit is connected to a transmission line between a controller, which controls using the RS485 communication protocol, and the servos. The reference voltage generator circuit maintains one of a pair of differential signals (or... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20090096592 - Power line adapter and method of controlling power line adapter operated in power-saving mode: A power line adapter and its controlling method to be operated in a power-saving mode are disclosed. The power line adapter includes a power-transmitting module for generating a DC supply voltage and a data-transmitting module for transmitting data. Furthermore, the data-transmitting module at least includes a power line communication circuit... Agent: Wpat, PC

20090096593 - Method and apparatus for officiating an athletic contest: Apparatus and method for controlling and officiating an athletic contest such as a hockey game. The official utilises a control unit removably mounted on his arm. A spring mounted button allows the official to signal time starting and time stoppage events. A keyboard allows the entry of further data relating... Agent: John Russell Uren

20090096595 - Driver alert system for the steering wheel of a motor vehicle: A driver alert system for the steering wheel of a motor vehicle. The system comprises an electric motor, an eccentric mass connected to the electric motor, and a control circuit for providing electric supply to the electric motor in response to an alert activation signal The motor is controlled by... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090096594 - Electronic device: An electronic device, which for example includes a sensor element such as a rotational speed sensor, comprises a first network (4) having a first microcontroller (8) and a first supply voltage source (10). It also comprises a second network (4) having a second microcontroller (8) and a second supply voltage... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20090096596 - Apparatus for medium-range vehicle communications and control: Medium-range remote communication and control for a vehicle is achieved with a wireless vehicle telematics unit, a medium-range wireless portable fob, and an unmodified wireless personal communication device. The portable fob includes a medium-range RF transceiver for bi-directional communication with the telematics unit and a short-range wireless transceiver for bi-directional... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20090096597 - Driver interface unit: A system and method for detecting a plurality of vehicle conditions are disclosed. A system may include a plurality of inputs indicating a corresponding plurality of vehicle conditions, and a driver interface unit in communication with the inputs. The driver interface unit is operable to output one or more indicators... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090096598 - Forward vehicle brake warning system: A forward vehicle brake warning system includes an incoming message receiving component, an adverse driving condition obtaining component, an incoming message relevancy component, a relevancy adjustment component and a driver warning component. The incoming message receiving component is configured to receive hard brake messages from neighboring vehicles located within a... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20090096599 - Identification and monitoring of vehicle sensors: Systems, methods, and apparatuses are provided for monitoring the status of sensors that sense the parameters of one or more vehicle components. A monitor in a first vehicle receives RF signals from sensors that are located remotely from the monitor. The sensors may be associated with vehicles other than the... Agent: Holland & Hart, LLP

20090096600 - Instrument panel display system for mounting on automobile, and image data output device: An on-vehicle instrument panel display system preferably is mounted on an automobile and operative such that a plurality of pieces of information including information relating to an automobile are converted into images and the images are displayed all on a liquid crystal panel. The on-vehicle instrument panel display system has... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20090096601 - Extending hazard flasher duration with key off by minimizing current draw: A vehicle flasher hazard function is implemented on an electrical controller having control over vehicle exterior lights. The flasher hazard function features an optimized duty cycle and operational frequency, consistent with legal requirements for the flasher rate. The point in time that individual bulbs are turned on is staggered in... Agent: International Truck Intellectual Property Company,

20090096602 - Life safety device with integrated wi-fi and gps capability: This invention relates to a central security and alarm system that provides an ability to respond to an emergency signal sent from a personal life safety device to a system central monitoring location using Wi-Fi, where the emergency signal include GPS coordinates of a location of the personal life safety... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090096603 - Telecommunication enclosure monitoring system: A remote monitoring system for telecommunication enclosures includes a low profile or flush mounted sealed transceiver or antenna unit, an electronic module inside of the enclosure electrically connected to the transceiver and a communication device to send signals to the electronic module through the transceiver. The sealed housing generally comprises... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090096605 - System and method for monitoring and controlling remote devices: The present invention is generally directed to a system for monitoring a variety of environmental and/or other conditions within a defined remotely located region. Such a system may be configured to monitor utility meters in a defined area. The system is implemented by using a plurality of wireless transmitters, wherein... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090096604 - Wireless sensor interface with mobile terminal satellite modem and global location system: A system and method for implementing a low-power local-area wireless network for use with a mobile terminal satellite modem. This low-power local-area wireless network enables sensors on an asset to wirelessly transmit sensor data to a mobile terminal affixed on the asset. The mobile terminal reports the sensor data along... Agent: Law Office Of Duane S. Kobayashi

20090096606 - Remote obstruction sensing device: A novel and improved remote object sensing device and method that is capable of sensing the presence of an object, transmitting a blocking signal to a remote control or communication member thereby preventing activation of a garage door opener circuit.... Agent: Reilly Intellectual Property Law Firm

20090096607 - Point of sale security system: A system for confirming security of personal items belonging to a shopper during a point of sale transaction includes a central processing unit (CPU) interconnected functionally via a system bus to at least one memory device thereupon stored a set of instructions. The set of instructions when executed by the... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Research Triangle Park

20090096608 - Industrial identify encoding and decoding language: In various embodiments, a method for processing industrial identifiers includes receiving unstructured data. An encoding scheme is determined for the unstructured data based on an execution tree associated with a plurality of industrial identifiers. The encoding scheme is then output to an application. Data may be received for one or... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP

20090096609 - Packaging material with radio frequency identification tag and manufacturing method thereof: The present invention discloses a packaging material with a RFID tag, and the packaging material includes a surface material, a protecting layer printed on an internal side of the surface material, a conducting layer formed on the protecting layer to constitute a pattern of a transceiver antenna, a chip coupled... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090096610 - Using touches to transfer information to a device: A device may receive a signal that includes information about a touch pattern on a surface of the tag, identify the touch pattern based on the received signal, validate tag-specific information in the received signal by comparing the identified touch pattern and information that is stored prior to receiving the... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP

20090096612 - Antenna construction, for example for an rfid transponder system: The invention relates to an antenna construction for a double-ended antenna circuit 4. The antenna construction comprises a conductive ground place (6) on a first surface, a transmission line (3) on at least one second surface, connected to the ground plane (6) through a fold (1) in the edge of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090096611 - Mobile radio frequency identification antenna system and method: An apparatus, system and method for creating a repositionable radio frequency identification (“RFID”) interrogation zone to locate objects in which the apparatus, system and method includes a radio frequency (“RF”) antenna that transmits a RFID interrogation signal to establish the repositionable RFID interrogation zone and receives a reflected RFID reply... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.

20090096613 - Small gamma shielded shorted patch rfid tag: An RFID tag includes a substrate made of a material with a high dielectric constant of greater than approximately 4 and having a first side and a second side. A patch antenna is mounted to the first side of the substrate. A metallic ground plane is mounted to the second... Agent: Taylor & Aust, P.C.

20090096614 - Rfid power bracelet and method for manufacturing a rfid power bracelet: A RFID power bracelet and a method for manufacturing the same is provided. The bracelet is composed of a bottom layer having a top surface and a bottom surface, a power source attached to the top surface of the bottom layer, a core layer, positioned above the bottom layer and... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090096615 - System for monitoring caregivers and equipment at a patient location: A hospital monitoring system for monitoring hospital personnel, a plurality of patient locations for patients, and associated devices is configured to control the associated devices based on the presence of hospital personnel or alarms.... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg, LLP

20090096617 - System and method for monitoring food temperature in food service equipment: A system for monitoring the temperature of food in food serving equipment. The system includes a detection unit incorporating a sensor, a transmitter, and a probe. The system further includes a display unit having a receiver and an operator interface. The probe is at least partially inserted into the food... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090096616 - Warning method and apparatus for reducing risk of damage to projection device: An exemplary warning method for reducing the risk of damage to a projection device is disclosed. The warning method includes: establishing a predetermined performance threshold and a warning message; detecting a current performance value from the projection device; judging whether the detected current performance value exceeds the predetermined performance threshold;... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090096618 - Oil leakage detector: An oil leakage detector for detecting the leakage of e.g. diesel or fuel oil in an engine room of a vessel comprises a conduit for an airflow therethrough, and a screen in the conduit. The screen is meshed to prevent oil particles or droplets from passing therethrough. A sensor determines... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20090096619 - Breathing gas supply visual broadcast apparatus: A gas measurement apparatus can comprise a sensor and a processor, in an example. The sensor can measure a pressure condition of a gas tank, in an example. The processor can select at least one light source, the light source can be positioned or of a distinct color to indicate... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090096620 - Fire alarming device: The fire alarming device contains a base member and a transparent dome member. A control circuit is housed inside the base member, and at least an infrared camera is housed inside the dome member. The camera can be manually adjusted so that it aims at a specific spot. The camera,... Agent: Leong C Lei

20090096623 - Flexible light control topology: A controls application where distributed wireless devices will be operated through a central processing device if the wireless network is reliably available and where the devices will operate with a local and configurable application during times when the wireless network is not available.... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090096621 - Systems and methods for configuring notification messages about electronic device conditions: In accordance with a method for configuring notification messages about electronic device conditions, at least one recipient that is associated with a condition of an electronic device may be determined. A notification message may be created. The notification message may include a condition identifier and authorization information. The condition identifier... Agent: Austin Rapp & Hardman

20090096622 - Systems and methods for monitoring automatic doors: Methods and systems are provided for monitoring an automatic door system. In one embodiment, an automatic door system may include a door system controller coupled to one or more input devices. The door system controller may be configured to receive data representative of an operational parameter of the automatic door... Agent: Trask Britt

20090096624 - Vehicle seatbelt usage external indicator system: A seat belt usage indicator having a seat occupied sensor and a seat belt reel sensor with an externally mounted indicator light. The seat belt usage indicator system has a sensor positioned in each seat and a seat belt reel sensor corresponding to each seat such that the external indicator... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090096625 - Load detector for a dimmer: Disclosed is a circuit for detecting the presence of an inductive load. The circuit uses a voltage ringing detector to detect a voltage ringing signal across the inductive load and a signal generator for generating a signal indicating the presence of the inductive load upon detection of the ringing signal.... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090096626 - Confirming security of personal items during a point of sale transaction: Confirming security of personal items belonging to a shopper during a point of sale transaction includes sensing, via a processor responsive to executable code, a signal of a weight sensor indicative of a weight of the personal items belonging to the shopper placed upon an interface of a security monitor... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Research Triangle Park

20090096627 - Bearing monitoring method: A method for monitoring a bearing is disclosed. The method involves positioning a non-contacting bearing isolator adjacent a bearing on a piece of rotating equipment so that at least one operating parameter of said bearing is communicated to said bearing isolator; and, positioning an energy detector within range of said... Agent: HamiltonIPLaw, PC

20090096628 - Purchasing system and method: Described herein is a system and method for purchasing a particular item located within a store. The system includes an interface device having an input device, and an indicator apparatus having at least one indicator, an indicator corresponding to each item in a collection of items in the store. The... Agent: Mass Engineered Design Inc.

20090096629 - Reusable, hermetic, medical grade rfid tag: An RFID tag includes a circuit board assembly having a circuit board, an RFID circuit, an antenna, and a metallic ground plane. The circuit board has a first side and a second side. The circuit board carries the antenna on the first side and the ground plane on the second... Agent: Taylor & Aust, P.C.

20090096630 - Laser lighted guidance exit indicator: A lighted exit sign equipped with laser guidance capability is provided. The laser lighted guidance indicator includes at least one printed circuit (PC) board and associated circuitry for controlling the beam pattern of at least one Light Emitting Diode (LED) laser via at least one reflection device associated with the... Agent: K.p. Correll And Associates, L.L.P.

20090096631 - Operating device for operating a machine tool, production machine and/or a robot: An operating device for operating a machine tool, production machine and/or a robot includes a transparent pane and a display arranged behind the pane. The pane has an edge region projecting beyond the display. The control device includes an indicating device which transmits an indication signal through the edge region.... Agent: Henry M Feiereisen, LLC Henry M Feiereisen

20090096632 - Synchronization of haptic effect data in a media stream: Haptic information in a series of frames of a media file is identified and time stamps corresponding thereto are determined in accordance with information embedded in a tag either preceding or appending the media file. The haptic effect information is automatically synchronized to the media file based on the information... Agent: Immersion - Nixon Peabody LLP

20090096633 - Universal remote control apparatus and method based on service profiles: A universal remote control apparatus and method for controlling various types of devices and equipments, the universal remote control apparatus includes a service profile generator which generates a service profile based on first device information and second device information that are recognized from at least one device, a service profile... Agent: Mcneely Bodendorf LLP

20090096635 - Emergency warning system for approach of right of way vehicle: A common inexpensive device such as an automotive internal rear view mirror, cell phone, or CHMBL (center high mounted brake light) incorporates an emergency warning system to detect a predefined signal emitted by an right of way vehicle such as an ambulance, police car, fire engine, or train. The right... Agent: Robert J Jacobson Pa

20090096634 - Method, system and computer program for driving assistance and monitoring: A data processing method for alerting a first vehicle when entering and/or residing in a blind spot of at least one second vehicle and a system and a computer program implementing such a method. A method in accordance with an embodiment includes: determining and dynamically updating the position of second... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090096636 - Incursion collision avoidance system for vehicle traffic control: A system to identify junctions of restricted areas to approaching vehicles, including at least one warning signal generator adapted to transmit the warning signal into areas traversed by the vehicles approaching the restricted areas, a receiver in each of the vehicles receiving the transmitted warning signals when the vehicle approaches... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20090096637 - Distributed mine management system: A distributed mine management system contains a central computer having a first database controlled by a first controller. At least one mobile computer is in communication with a piece of mobile equipment. Each of the mobile computers has a second database controlled by a second controller. The mobile computers store... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

04/09/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090091420 - Face authenticating apparatus, face authenticating method and face authenticating system: The face authenticating apparatus obtains the facial image of the pedestrian M before the pedestrian M approaches the camera. The face authenticating apparatus performs the face authentication based on the obtained image and the feature information which is previously stored as the dictionary information. When the face authentication is unsuccessful,... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090091419 - Methods and systems to control remote access to a vehicle module: A method for controlling remote access to a module of a vehicle includes the steps of determining whether the vehicle is in a predetermined state, and permitting remote access to the module only on the condition that the vehicle is in the predetermined state.... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)

20090091421 - Valet key storage device: A valet key storage device includes a valet key storage portion for storing a valet key on which an engaging portion is formed, a locking portion provided with a locking mechanism for locking an ejection of the valet key by engaging with the engaging portion of the valet key, a... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department

20090091423 - Passive keyless entry system: There is provided a passive keyless entry system transmitting a request signal at a predetermined time period from a vehicle-side device, transmitting an answer signal when a portable device has received the request signal, and comprising a control unit that performs predetermined control if the answer signal is received or... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090091422 - Device identification via serial communication link: Systems and methods are provided that enable identification of an accessory device or other peripheral device via a serial communication link. An electronic device (e.g., a media player or portable media device) may identify an accessory device using a serial communication link when the accessory device is attached or coupled... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090091424 - Transponder inlay for a personal document and method of manufacturing same: The invention relates to a transponder inlay (11) for manufacturing a layered structure (40) for a personal document with a substrate layer (12) for arranging a transponder unit (15) that includes an antenna coil (13) and a chip module (14) and which is situated on a contact surface (17) of... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20090091425 - Pager solutions for wireless device system and associated methods: 2-way pagers, methods and software products implement two-way paging between a first wireless device and a second wireless device. A key sequence is accepted at the first wireless device to compose information of a page. The page is sent from the first wireless device to the second wireless device, the... Agent: Lathrop & Gage Lc

20090091427 - Information device capable of performing wireless communication with reader/writer device, program, and method: An information device capable of performing wireless communication with a reader/writer device, a method, and a computer-readable medium are provided. The device includes a reception section that detects an information request signal transmitted from a reader/writer device and a transmission section that transmits a signal to the reader/writer device in... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090091426 - Method and system for tracking user performance: A system and method for using RFID technology to track resource performance and task completion is disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment, a fob and an RFID reader may engage in mutual authentication. Where the RFID reader and the fob successfully mutually authenticate, the fob may transmit to the RFID reader... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella (amex)

20090091428 - Method and system to determine physical parameters as between an rfid tag and a reader: A method and system to determine physical parameters as between an RFID tag and a reader. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods comprising generating an antenna feed signal, and transmitting a first electromagnetic wave to a radio frequency device (by coupling the antenna feed signal to a... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing

20090091429 - Coupler-integrated transformer: A coupler-integrated transformer for processing power line communication is disclosed. The transformer includes a sensor unit to obtain power and transformer state information, low- and high-voltage power line communication modules to send the power and transformer state information via a low-voltage or high-voltage power line, and to send a communication... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090091430 - Method and system for providing auditory feedback for the visually impaired when defining visual models: A system for providing auditory feedback to visually impaired users when defining visual models. As the visually impaired user creates a visual model, the system detects when an object is placed in such a way that it overlaps with at least one previously placed object. In response to detection of... Agent: Lotus And Rational Software David A. Dagg, Esq.

20090091431 - Gong, more particularly for horological movement: A gong for a striking mechanism in a horological movement comprises a first end mounted to a heel and a second end that is free. The first end and the second end define a longitudinal axis along the length of the gong, wherein the gong has a cross-section size that... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090091433 - Audio coordinated visual indicator: An audio-coordinated visual indicator reducing vehicle operator distraction associated with using a communications device during vehicle operation. The visual indicator being placed within the operator's field of view and providing a synchronized visual display associated with the output from the communication device. Providing an apparent visual reference for the incoming... Agent: Greenberg Traurig LLP (la)

20090091432 - System and method for providing information in a vehicle: A system for providing information to a vehicle occupant includes a haptic control element which is provided in the vehicle and is configured to generate a haptic signal. An electronic control unit is operatively connected to the haptic control element and activates the haptic control element in order to indicate... Agent: Manfred Beck, P.A.

20090091434 - Tumbler type lock apparatus: A tumbler-type lock apparatus for use with a tumbler-type card key having a code pattern region including an array of holes and non-hole portions that expresses a key code of the tumbler-type card key. The tumbler-type lock apparatus includes a slider case and a slider movable relative to the slider... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.

20090091436 - Electronic towing ball viewer: An electronic towing ball viewer for placement near a towing ball on the exterior of a vehicle, so that a person backing a towing vehicle toward a trailer hitch may see the ball as it approaches the trailer hitch. The unit includes a zoom function which zooms to the lower... Agent: Dykas, Shaver & Nipper, LLP

20090091435 - Systems, methods and computer products for drowsy driver detection and response: Systems and methods and computer products for drowsy driver detection and response. Exemplary embodiments include systems and methods and computer products for determining that a vehicle has engaged in a lane violation, determining a severity of the lane violation, determining a drowsy driver condition of the vehicle and responding to... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090091437 - Method for monitoring the pressure and assisting in the inflation of a tire of a vehicle wheel: A method for monitoring the inflation pressure and assisting the reinflation of a tire of a wheel of a vehicle equipped with a system specific to the vehicle for monitoring the inflation pressure of the tires. The devices detect the pressure and temperature of the tires of the vehicle, and... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20090091438 - System and method of preventing inadvertent check engine telltale: A system for preventing the illumination of a vehicle check engine light by notifying the driver that the fuel door is not closed. The system includes an interference member, a sensor for detecting the position of a fuel door, and a processor to communicate a detectable signal to the driver.... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle, Anderson & Citkowski, P.C.

20090091439 - Vehicle environmental service system: A vehicle environmental service system includes an in-vehicle information terminal mounted in a vehicle, a center server provided in a center, and a provider terminal managed by an affiliated service provider providing various services to users. The in-vehicle information terminal is capable of communicating with the provider terminal directly or... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090091440 - Brake light with pre-brake warning: An improved brake light warning system is provided that warns the driver of an intelligent vehicle of the need to brake while simultaneously alerting the driver of a following car prior to the driver of the intelligent vehicle stepping on the brakes. A highly intelligent vehicle processor monitors inputs from... Agent: Kendyl A Roman

20090091441 - System, method, and apparatus for using the sound signature of a device to determine its operability: A system for monitoring the operation of one or more devices is provided. The system includes a microphone acoustically coupled to one the monitored device. An analog-to-digital-converter samples the microphone and a processor examines the resultant digital signal for the occurrence of an abnormal event.... Agent: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. Richard Edge

20090091442 - Inventory devices and methods: In one implementation, a method includes reading first component data from a first tag associated with a first component of a device. The device may be powered on or off. The first component data indicate components associated with the first component at a first time. The method may involve obtaining... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20090091443 - Segment-based change detection method in multivariate data stream: A method and framework are described for detecting changes in a multivariate data stream. A training set is formed by sampling time windows in a data stream containing data reflecting normal conditions. A histogram is created to summarize each window of data, and data within the histograms are clustered to... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090091444 - Movement controlled luminaire and luminaire arrangement: A luminaire includes at least one main illuminant and at least one auxiliary illuminant. The main illuminant is provided for a continuous operation. The auxiliary illuminant is controlled by a motion sensor, which activates it when movement is detected. Preferably, the motion sensor is embedded in the luminaire. Furthermore, it... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090091445 - System and method for providing visual and physiological cues in a security matching system: A system and method for displaying a security 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 a degree to which the users of the first and... Agent: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC

20090091447 - Laser area sensor: In an embodiment, a laser area sensor of the present invention comprises: a laser range finder; a scanning mechanism that changes a measurement direction of the laser range finder; a distance data acquiring portion that defines a detection area and acquires distance information in each direction in the detection area... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090091446 - Security system using laser range finder and method of detecting intruder using laser range finder: A security system using a laser range finder that can precisely determine an existence and a location of an intruder, and a method of detecting the intruder using the laser range finder are provided. The security system using a laser range finder, the security system includes: the laser range finder... Agent: Ampacc Law Group

20090091448 - Security system for a portable article: A security system for portable articles is provided. The security system includes a central unit and one or more remote units. Each remote unit has a tethering system which attaches one or more portable articles to the remote unit. When a portable article is detached from the remote unit, a... Agent: Wood, Phillips, Katz, Clark & Mortimer

20090091450 - Distributed safety apparatus: The present invention provides systems and methods for a distributed safety apparatus which provides location tracking for assets. Assets are associated with asset tags which transmit data to receiver/transmitter units and which are tracked by a processing center. Communications for location tracking as well as wireless communications are provided through... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090091449 - Item checkout device with antenna: An item checkout device with antenna which provides better overlap between barcode label and radio frequency identification (RFID) label reader reading zones. The antenna may be flush mounted within an aperture of a weigh plate and be electrically isolated from a remainder of weigh plate by an insulator. The antenna... Agent: Paul W. Martin

20090091452 - Method for carrying out it-assisted customer-oriented airline baggage management: The invention relates to a method for carrying out IT-assisted, customer-oriented airline baggage management, in which the transport route of the airline baggage between check-in and the sorting destination is monitored with the aid of legible information carriers. In order to provide passengers with specific information relating to what has... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090091453 - Storage system and stored article id management method: A monitor camera (18) is arranged for monitoring an ID unit (42 of a medical staff. The ID of a staff who is opening a storage cabinet (12) is identified and authenticated by a management device (22). When the authentication is successful, a shelf (28) of the storage cabinet (12)... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090091451 - Systems and methods for secure supply chain management and inventory control: Systems for encoding and reading RFID tags on a collection of items are shown. One embodiment of the invention includes a plurality of items, where each item possesses an item identifier string, and a plurality of RFID tags, where an RFID tag is affixed to each of the items and... Agent: Kauth , Pomeroy , Peck & Bailey ,llp

20090091454 - Method and system to determine physical parameters as between a rfid tag and a reader: A method and system to determine physical parameters as between a RFID tag and a reader. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods comprising generating an antenna feed signal, and transmitting a first electromagnetic wave to a radio frequency device (by coupling the antenna feed signal to a... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing

20090091455 - Rfid tag: An RFID tag includes: a tag member in which a communication antenna is wired on a predetermined base and a circuit chip which carries out radio communication through the antenna is electrically connected to the antenna, a covering body which covers the tag member and encloses the tag member therein,... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090091456 - Rfid tag: An RFID tag of the present invention is provided to suppress variations in the capacity component that occur during physical coupling between an antenna and a semiconductor chip as part of the manufacturing process. The RFID tag includes an antenna with a pair of electric contacts, draw-out conductors of the... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP

20090091457 - Multilayer security seal: The present invention relates to a multilayer security seal comprising a carrier and an adhesive layer arranged on the entire area underneath the carrier, the following layers being arranged between carrier and adhesive layer in any case: a) a first layer—marking layer—not applied to the entire area, b) a second... Agent: Norris, Mclaughlin & Marcus

20090091459 - Child leg monitoring system and method: A monitoring system for use with a leg hole device includes a sensor for monitoring a state of at least one leg of a child engaged with the leg hole device, a control system, and a user interface. A state of presence or absence of at least one leg may... Agent: John Stumpf

20090091458 - Systems and methods for monitoring health care workers and patients: Systems and methods are provided for monitoring one or more patients to ensure compliance with required hygienic procedures and/or to ensure only authorized persons are allowed to attend to such patients. One system includes detectors that may be sequentially activated as a person approaches a patient. Activation of the detectors,... Agent: A. Thomas Kammer

20090091461 - Apparatus and method of sensing leakage of chemical liquid: An apparatus and method of sensing leakage of chemical liquid is provided. The apparatus for sensing leakage of chemical liquid, includes a sensing unit measuring a flow rate of chemical liquid being supplied to a process chamber, a process control unit judging whether leakage of the chemical liquid has occurred... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20090091460 - Fluid leak detection system and associated method: A fluid leak detection system includes a reservoir, a predetermined quantity of a disinfecting liquid contained within such a reservoir, and at least a pair of elongated conduits. A mechanism for automatically opening the distal end of the at least one conduit includes a leaking fluid absorbent member disposed along... Agent: Arthur G. Yeager, P.A.

20090091462 - Method of restarting an electric home appliance in an energy-saving manner and system therefor: A system for restarting an electric home appliance in an energy-saving manner includes an AV output unit, which outputs a warning signal under an abnormal condition thereof and is restarted on receiving a restart signal; a first communication line for transmitting the warning signal; a second communication line for transmitting... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090091463 - Monitoring protecting system and method of the same: A monitoring protecting system and a method of the same are provided. The monitoring protecting system includes a playing unit for outputting a warning signal generated when the playing unit is detected to exhibit an abnormal state and receiving a re-starting signal to cause the playing unit to turn off... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090091464 - Support for service activities at a progammable logic controller (plc): A PLC includes a first and second module. The first module having terminal positions and/or connectors behind a door located on its front side as well as having a display, and with the second module having a display unit. For servicing the first module, status messages for terminal position and/or... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090091465 - Monitoring apparatus and method: The present invention relates to hand held tool monitoring apparatus (10). The hand held tool monitoring apparatus (10) comprises a mount, which in use of the hand held tool monitoring apparatus forms part of a hand held tool (22), and a monitoring component (12) configured to be releasably attached to... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

20090091466 - Non-addressable dual notification appliance: The present invention provides a non-addressable notification appliance having multiple (e.g., dual) visual alarms such as strobes for notifying individuals of different types of detected events. For example, the notification appliance of the present invention could have a first strobe for indicating a fire, and a second strobe for providing... Agent: Ip Legal Department Tyco Fire & Security Services

20090091467 - Extended life led fixture: An LED fixture includes multiple LED drivers and multiple LED lamps so that the lifetime of the fixture is a multiple of the lifetime of a conventional fixture that uses only a single LED driver. A distributed controller activates and deactivates the LED drivers so that the different LED lamps... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP

20090091468 - Retrofit unit beacon: A retrofit unit beacon for a network device is described. The beacon comprises a controller, a signaling device, and a network port. The signaling device is coupled with the controller and the network port is coupled with the controller and arranged to connect the beacon to a monitored device. The... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090091469 - Control device to actuate electrical functions of an automobile by a handicapped driver: The invention relates to a control device having control channels to actuate various electrical functions of an automobile by a handicapped driver. A rotator grip is mounted on the steering wheel (1) of the automobile so that it may rotate with respect to the steering wheel (1) to actuate the... Agent: Milde & Hoffberg, LLP

20090091470 - Information communication and interaction device and method for the same: An information communication and interaction device and a method for the same are disclosed. The device is applicable to a data processing device that can run information communication software and has first data transmission unit. The data processing device is capable of processing information communication and sharing by using the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090091471 - Hands-free device for locking/unlocking doors/windows of a vehicle: A device for hands-free locking/unlocking of doors/windows of a vehicle implements at least two modes of operation: an approach-detection mode D and a tracking mode P. At least two antennas 14a, 14b are respectively coupled to amplifiers 12a, 12b that are active in tracking mode P. In approach-detection mode D... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090091472 - Intelligent wireless multicast network: Disclosed is a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system using a spread spectrum or licensed frequency data radio network and communication method therefore allowing multiple slave hosts and slave devices or remove terminal unit (RTU) the ability to communicate data connectivity in a wireless environment.... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090091473 - Determining billboard refresh rate based on traffic flow: The present invention relates to the determining of a refresh rate of a dynamic billboard. A system in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes: a system for obtaining traffic flow information; a system for determining the refresh rate per minute of the dynamic billboard based on the... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090091474 - Alerting a driver to the presence of a pedestrian on a road: System and method alerting drivers approaching a pedestrian crossing and notifying them of the presence of a pedestrian on the pedestrian crossing or any other accidents-prone road sections. By this, an additional traffic safety measure is provided. The presence of the pedestrian crossing marking is not always sufficient. Thus, the... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl

20090091475 - Parking assist device: A parking assist device includes a monitor (10) for displaying a captured image from a camera (12), assist information output means for providing assistance during introduction of a vehicle into a parking position, and correction control means (31) for correcting an inappropriate operation performed when the vehicle is introduced into... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090091476 - Lock sensor for an internally locking actuator: The present invention provides a lock sensor for use in an actuator such as is used in aircraft landing gear systems. The lock sensor comprises at least one field emitting device (46) mounted on a locking actuator pressure vessel where the field emitting device (46) monitors the position of at... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (c/o Patent Administrator)

20090091477 - Vehicle fob with expanded display area: A multi-mode portable electronic fob and method allows a user to control various vehicle functions and obtain information about the relative location of the vehicle and fob. The information presented to the user can include the vehicle status, vehicle location and/or maps, photos and directions to assist the user in... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)

04/02/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090085717 - Energy-efficient electronic access control: An embodiment of an electronic access control system includes an electronic key, an electronic lock, and an access control administration program. The electronic key can include program code for switching between a lock mode and a computer mode. In some embodiments, the lock mode and computer mode allow for simplified... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090085718 - Wireless hand-control of a device by means of a wirelss button: A system for providing wireless remote control over one or more devices. Included in the system is at least one wireless button that can be placed at various locations and which communicates with at least one sensor when the wireless button and sensor are brought within close proximity to one... Agent: Flynn, Thiel, Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20090085720 - Vehicle power door control with passive entry: A vehicle equipped with a passive key entry system may employ a method of controlling a vehicle power sliding door(s) or other door(s), to accomplish locking, unlocking, opening and closing of such doors. A switch on a door handle may be activated by a physical touch or touches of a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090085719 - System and method for monitoring and controlling a movable barrier operator utilizing satellite communication capabilities: The present invention is a system and method for monitoring and controlling a movable barrier operator utilizing satellite communication capabilities. The invention comprises an access control system that utilizes a satellite link to connect a command center to one or more movable barrier operators, allowing instant monitoring, maintenance, and control... Agent: Jafari Law Group, P.C.

20090085722 - Cable installatin support system, terminal block plate and cable installation support method: Provided is a cable installation support system capable of saving the labor of, and speeding up, work and check work while eliminating human error. A terminal block is provided with terminals with a fixed pitch, and a terminal block cover provided with RFIDs with the same pitch as the pitch... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department

20090085721 - Methods and apparatus for efficiently tracking activity using radio frequency identification: A wearable data processing system includes a high power radio module and a low power radio module. The high power radio module may retrieve data from radio frequency identifier (RFID) tags. The low power radio module may transmit data to a base station data pertaining to the detected RFID tags.... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Intellevate, LLC

20090085723 - Computer application interface to radio-frequency identification data: An interface to radio-frequency identification (RFID) data provides RFID data in response to an event cycle specification received from an application. The interface is configured to receive the event cycle specification that identifies one or more RFID sources. The event cycle specification also includes a boundary specification that defines a... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC Oracle International Corporation

20090085725 - Vehicle operation system and method: A compliance control system for ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements for operating a vehicle. Compliance data is received from a token or another source, is evaluated to determine compliance status, and the operation of the vehicle can be affected based upon the determined compliance status.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090085724 - Rfid enabled media system and method that provides dynamic downloadable media content: An audio and/or video media content providing device includes a controller, such as a server, that is responsive to RFID tag based information obtained from a remote RFID enabled media object. The controller is operative to facilitate access to media content associated with a stored periodically changing media content list.... Agent: Vedder Price PC

20090085726 - Power line communications coupling device and method: A method and device for providing communications via one or more underground power lines is provided. Underground power lines may comprise a plurality of segments disposed in series with each other and carrying a power having a voltage greater than one thousand volts on an internal conductor, and wherein each... Agent: Capital Legal Group, LLC

20090085727 - Sounder: To provide a sounder that outputs a predetermined alarm to notify an abnormality in a monitored region, and includes an output device-side connection terminal on a surface facing a predetermined installation surface, to structurally and electrically connect the sounder to a base-side connection terminal provided on a predetermined fitting base... Agent: Sherr & Vaughn, PLLC

20090085730 - Illuminance sensor for vehicle: An illuminance sensor for detecting brightness of outside a vehicle having a windshield includes first and second light receiving elements and a light emitting element for emitting light to the windshield. The first light receiving element outputs a first signal corresponding to outside light. The light emitted from the light... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090085728 - System and method for detecting use of a wireless device in a moving vehicle: A system and method for detecting use of a wireless device is disclosed. In one embodiment, wireless device activity data is received from a wireless network. User account data is searched using selected parameters from the wireless device activity data to identify one or more subscribers that are or were... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

20090085729 - Vehicle rear-view mirror: To provide a vehicle rear-view mirror equipped with a display device, configured so that: a warning indication is easy to see from the driver and is hard to see from following vehicles and vehicles on the adjacent lanes; and when no warning is indicated, no discontinuities occur in the rear-area... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090085731 - Vehicle disabling system and process: The present invention generally relates to processes and/or devices that are capable of stopping a vehicle in response to a remote signal. Some embodiments are capable of preserving electrical power to one or more safety-related devices or systems after the engine is shut down. Some devices embodying the present invention... Agent: Brouse Mcdowell Lpa

20090085732 - Method, tire sensor device, central control unit and system for anti-theft protection through tire removal recognition: A method for recognizing the removal of a tire provided with a tire sensor device, includes recognizing, with the tire sensor device, if a respective tire is mounted on the motor vehicle and storing an item of information relating to a mounting status in the tire sensor device. If a... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090085733 - Tire pressure, speed and acceleration monitoring system and method: The tire pressure, speed and acceleration monitoring system of the present invention has a transducer mounted to the wheel of a motor vehicle and a controller mounted to a non-rotating part of the vehicle. The transducer is passive and receives its power from an interrogation signal from the controller. The... Agent: Law Office Of Dale B. Halling

20090085734 - Device and method for distinguishing positions of tire sensors of a double tire system: A device and a method for distinguishing positions of two tire sensors of a double tire include an LF antenna attached to a vehicle and connected to a central processing unit and one tire sensor each per tire. The tire sensors have a device for measuring field strength of a... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

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20090085736 - Left and right front side panel vehicle safety brake lights patent application: Left and Right Front Side Panel Vehicle Safety Brake Lights will provide motorists approaching from either direction a visual indicator of the use of, and continued application of, the brakes on any vehicle that is about to enter or cross the flow of traffic. At present, there is no way... Agent: Thomas W. Hyatt

20090085737 - Battery-centric tamper resistant circuitry and portable electronic devices: Tamper-resistant circuitry for use with an electronic device is provided, where the electronic device comprises a plurality of connections for coupling the tamper-resistant circuitry to functional circuitry for performing functionality in connection with the electronic device. The tamper-resistant circuitry comprises an interface for coupling to the plurality of connections and... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090085738 - Method, devices and system for multiple rfid tag read-out: A method is provided, comprising transmitting a first radio frequency identification tag wake-up sequence by a master reader device; responsive to said first wake-up sequence, transmitting a second radio frequency identification tag wake-up sequence by at least one slave reader device; responsive to receiving said first and/or said second wake-up... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090085739 - Signaling method and apparatus using radial interplex: Embodiments of the disclosure provide methods, apparatus, and articles related to code combination for GPS III, and more particularly, to methods and apparatuses for enabling signal modulation that potentially may minimize power throw away for target code power ratios by shifting linear signal constellation points radially to a circle of... Agent: NovatechIPLaw

20090085740 - Method and apparatus for controlling video streams: The invention includes a method and apparatus for controlling video streams. A method includes monitoring for an event associated with one of a plurality of video camera controllers providing a plurality of video streams where each of the video streams has a first quality level, and, in response to detecting... Agent: Wall & Tong, LLP/ Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.

20090085742 - Apparatus and method for programming identifiers on print media: The present disclosure relates to the programming an identifier, such as an RFID tag on a sheet of print media. In the event of an unsuccessfully programmed tag, it may be reprogrammed onto the same or subsequent sheet of print media. A determination may also be made as to whether... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20090085741 - Methods and apparatus for locating an rfid reader using rfid tags: Methods and systems are provided for determining the location of an RFID reader within an environment having a plurality of RFID tags located therein. One method includes activating a tag via an RFID reader and receiving data from an RFID tag. The method also includes transmitting the data from the... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (symbol)

20090085743 - Methods and systems for controlling operations of a mobile radio frequency reader based on its location: Methods and systems are provided for controlling RF reader operations based the location of the RF reader. One method includes determining that the RF reader is located within a zone associated with an access level and enabling or disabling the RF reader based on the access level. A system includes... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (symbol)

20090085744 - Rfid based network admission control: A system for controlling access to a network includes a wireless switch configured for radio frequency communication with a mobile unit associated with a radio frequency identification tag. The wireless switch is adapted for determining if a radio frequency identification tag is located within a first area, and enabling the... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (symbol)

20090085747 - Rfid tag and manufacturing method thereof: An RFID tag includes an inlay which has a base, an antenna formed on the base, and an IC chip. The IC chip is enclosed in a surface mount package and soldered to the antenna and carries out radio communication through the antenna. The RFID tag further includes underfill that... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090085745 - Rfid tracker and locator: A radio frequency identification (RFID) tracking device, that includes a global positioning satellite (GPS) interface and an RFID interface. The RFID interface is capable of communicating with an RFID tag on an RFID item and reading the RFID. The device is capable of detecting the RFID item, obtaining a GPS... Agent: Moore And Van Allen PLLC For Semc

20090085746 - Signal line structure for a radio-frequency identification system: The invention provides one or more signal line structures that produce an electromagnetic field having a magnitude of at least an interrogation threshold of a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag for a substantial portion of an interrogation region. The signal lines may be made from copper and laid across a... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090085748 - Mitigating processing latency in rfid exchanges: In a radio frequency identification (RFID) system that requires an RFID reader to receive a response from an RFID tag and then transmit a command to the RFID tag within a certain time period, the RFID reader may place an initial part of the command transmission in the RFID reader's... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Intellevate, LLC

20090085750 - Extended rfid tag: The invention is directed to an extended radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag. The extended RFID tag includes an ultra-high frequency (UHF) RFID tag having a dipole antenna attached to a first surface of a substrate. The extended RFID tag further includes an antenna extension attached to the UHF RFID tag and... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090085752 - Game betting device: Antennas 21 generate electromagnetic waves that cause an RFID tag to generate electricity, the RFID tag being provided in a game chip placed on an upper surface of a betting board 4. A plurality of the antennas 21 are provided in association with each bet portion 3 on the betting... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090085751 - Radio frequency identification tag: An RFID tag having mounted thereon an IC chip capable of receiving and delivering information from and to an external source without contact. In the RFID tag, a central axis of its own antenna having mounted thereon the IC chip coincides with a center of the RFID tag, and an... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.

20090085749 - Systems and methods for wirelessly marking media: A media marking transponder system includes a media fastener and a wireless transponder circuit coupled to the media fastener. The antenna for the wireless transponder circuit has a first effective length when no piece of media is fastened to the media fastener and a second, different effective length when at... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090085754 - Alarm device for a kitchen range or range hood: The invention relates to an alarm device (1, 11), which identifies if the plate of a gas or electric range is on at idle or the grease filter of a range hood is excessively dirty. The device comprises at least one temperature sensor (6, 9) and identification electronics (4), which... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20090085753 - Remote monitoring of real-time information: A method for remote monitoring of real-time information is provided. In the method, a representation is displayed of each of a plurality of items configured to generate the real-time information. Also displayed is a representation of each of a plurality of destinations configured to receive the real-time information. The real-time... Agent: Rockwell Automation, Inc/sr

20090085755 - Camera arrangement in a motor vehicle: The invention presented herein is about a camera arrangement for a motor vehicle, comprised of a housing that can be attached on the inside of a windshield of a motor vehicle, at least one camera residing in the housing, a moisture sensor installation capable of detecting the moisture on the... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP

20090085756 - Water meter with an emergency shut-down: A water meter with an emergency shutdown is a dual purpose water meter, which records the accumulated water consumption of individual runs as any regular water meter, and detects water leakage or uncontrolled flow by comparing each single continuous run in non-equal batches with a set target quantity. The water... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab

20090085757 - Fluid level warning system for vehicle: A fluid level sensor for generating a warning upon, e.g., low fuel conditions in a vehicle gas tank. A vacuum conduit is disposed in the tank. The vacuum conduit has first and second vacuum openings and an actuation opening into which the fuel pump can pump fluid through a Venturi... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20090085758 - Overvoltage protector circuit and a detector circuit for supervising such a protector circuit: An overvoltage protector circuit for telecommunication equipments is disclosed. The protector circuit includes a gas discharge tube connected to a communication line for passing any harmful surge currents appearing in the line to ground. A degradation detector circuit is arranged to detect any degradation of the gas discharge tube, the... Agent: Ericsson Inc.

20090085759 - High voltage indication system: Systems and methods are disclosed for detecting and indicating high-voltage presences on a machine. In one embodiment a high-voltage indication system is disclosed and may include a voltage detector configured to compare the voltage level associated with an element with a threshold voltage value, and provide an indication signal when... Agent: Christopher P. Isaac Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett,

20090085760 - Security using electronic devices: Systems and methods for providing security to a user of an electronic device are provided. An electronic device can be configured to enter a prevention mode in response to detecting a force that exceeds a predetermined threshold, thereby providing security. Embodiments are described wherein the device, upon entering a prevention... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090085761 - System and method for identifying attempts to tamper with a terminal using geographic position data: The present invention provides systems, methods, and computer program products for identifying possible attempts to tamper with a terminal using geographic position data. For a terminal, a geographic usage policy is defined that identifies an allowable geographic operational zone for the terminal. The geographic usage policy may also include corrective... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20090085762 - Information transmitting device, information acquiring terminal, and information distributing system: It is an object of the present invention to provide an information transmitting device which can transmit information through a network by using a powerless processor and insufficient storage capacity, and an information distributing system provided with the information transmitting device. The status describing unit 13 of the information transmitting... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090085763 - Information processing apparatus: According to one embodiment, a HDMI interface receives a first control signal transmitted from an external device. A control signal information storage processing unit stores reception time information of the first control signal into a storage unit. An acceptance suspension period setting unit suspends acceptance of a second control signal... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090085764 - Remote control apparatus and method thereof: Provided are a two-step remote control apparatus and method thereof The remote control apparatus includes: a sensor which detects whether a user touches or presses a button; and a control unit which issues display request signal of a first button image to an electronic apparatus when receiving a button touch... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090085765 - Arrangement and method for providing at least one operating function of a remote control for operating a device: The invention relates to an arrangement and a method for providing at least one operating function of a remote control for operating a device (14 to 20), in which the device (14 to 20) has a storage area in which data containing information relating to this operating function are stored.... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP

20090085766 - \"hands free\" type telephone kit for a motorcycle, the kit being remotely controlled from the handlebar: The kit comprises a helmet unit with a microphone, earpieces, circuits for processing and amplifying an audio signal, and for coupling with a remote telephone. A self-contained wireless remote control is releasably fittable on the handlebar. The remote control is in the form of a resilient clamp having two movable... Agent: Haverstock & Owens LLP

20090085767 - Microwave linked laser control system and apparatus for drilling and boring operations: A laser control system and apparatus for guiding a drilling or boring operation during a trenchless technology implementation. In most if not all trenchless technology applications, direction of the pipe or utility structure through the earth is of utmost importance. Proper directional guidance throughout the trenchless technology implementation ensures not... Agent: Robert D. Gunderman, Jr. Patent Technologies, LLC

20090085768 - Glucose sensor transceiver: The present invention relates to a telemetered characteristic sensor transceiver for exchanging data with at least one remote device. The transceiver includes a housing detachably coupled to a sensor located on a body of a user, the sensor producing a signal indicative of a user characteristic. A processor is formed... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey

20090085769 - Aggregation and propagation of sensor data within neighbor discovery messages in a tree-based ad hoc network: In one embodiment, a method comprises attaching, by a mobile router, to an attachment router according to a protocol requiring establishment of a tree topology having a single clusterhead, the attaching by the mobile router based on the mobile router receiving, from the attachment router, an advertisement message specifying an... Agent: Leon R Turkevich

20090085770 - Aggregation and propagation of sensor data within neighbor discovery messages in a tree-based ad hoc network: Systems, devices, and methods for alerting pedestrians as to the presence of a vehicle are provided. The system for providing alert tones may include a personal communication device, such as a mobile terminal, a vehicle communication system, and an output device. A driver of a vehicle equipped with a vehicle... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group

20090085771 - Auto-parking device: An auto-parking device installed on a vehicle comprises a vehicle status sensing unit for detecting a state of a vehicle, an image acquisition unit for capturing vehicle outside image, a range sensing unit for measuring the space, a processing unit for receiving states of the vehicle from the vehicle status... Agent: Chien-hui Su

20090085773 - System and method for providing vehicle parking information using navigation satellite: Provided is a system and method for providing vehicle parking information using a navigation satellite. The system includes: a monitoring unit for photographing an image of a vehicle parking space and transmitting the image to a parking space checking unit; the parking space checking unit for checking a vacant parking... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090085772 - System and method of image-based space detection: Disclosed is a system and method of image-based space detection. The system includes an image selection module, a 3-layer detection mechanism and an optimization module. At least one image processing area that may affect space-status judgment is selected from plural image processing areas. The 3-layer detection mechanism having an observation... Agent: Lin & Associates Intellectual Property, Inc.

20090085774 - Onboard vehicle information notifying apparatus, information providing system, and information notifying method: An onboard vehicle information notifying apparatus is proved with a moving body position acquiring section, an information acquiring section, an information providing zone setting section and an information notifying section. The moving body position acquiring section acquires a moving body position for at least one moving body existing in a... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20090085775 - Vehicle detection apparatus: Disclosed herein is a vehicle detection apparatus has a first and a second sensors to detect vehicles ahead of the host vehicle, and a judgment part to judge that, in the case where the second sensor detects an object which the first sensor has detected, the object is a vehicle.... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090085776 - Audio system and navigation device: An audio system for a vehicle includes: a hard disk drive for storing an audio data; an output element for converting the audio data to an electric signal and for outputting the electric signal to a reproducer; a memory; a position determination element for determining whether the vehicle is disposed... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

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