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05/28/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20090134968 - Segmenting time based on the geographic distribution of activity in sensor data: The invention segments detector input according to the time and the level of activity in different geographic regions of a locality. In one embodiment of the invention the detector input is comprised of video stream from one or more cameras to identify activity in the video. In one embodiment of... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20090134969 - System and method for transmitting and receiving information on a neighborhood area network: In accordance with the techniques discussed herein, a device can access data stored by other devices or units on a network. Devices recording data can provide the data to another device for display to a user. A user can then use the information to make decisions about how and when... Agent: King And Spalding LLP (trilliant) Trilliant Customer Number

20090134970 - In-vehicle electronic control apparatus having monitoring control circuit: An in-vehicle electronic control apparatus, having a monitoring control circuit, according to the present invention is configured in such a way that serial interface circuits 27a and 37a are connected between a main control circuit unit 20A and a monitoring control circuit unit 30A, high-speed full-duplex block communication is performed... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090134971 - Electronic device and control method thereof: An exemplary electronic device is disclosed herein. The electronic device includes an instruction generator, a main processing unit, a recorder, and a storage unit. The instruction generator is configured for generating control signals in response to user's inputs to the electronic device. The main processing unit is configured for performing... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090134972 - Method and system for biometric keyboard: A method for training a computing system using keyboard biometric information. The method includes depressing two or more keys on a keyboard input device for a first sequence of keys. The method then determines a key press time for each of the two or more keys to provide a key... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090134974 - Apparatus and method for managing radio frequency indentification reader: An apparatus for managing a plurality of RFID readers includes a service policy managing unit that defines demands in the form of service policies to be understood by the plurality of RFID readers, a data processing rule managing unit that generates a data processing rule on the basis of the... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090134973 - Plug & play and security via rfid for handheld devices: A system comprises an accessory and a mobile device. The accessory comprises an RFID tag including accessory information. The mobile device comprises an RFID reader reading the RFID tag. The mobile device is configured to operate with the accessory based on the accessory information. A method comprises receiving, by an... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP/ Motorola

20090134975 - Tag estimation method and tag identification method for rfid system: Provided are a tag estimation method and a tag identification method using the same in a RFID system. In the tag estimating method, a reader divides tags in an identifiable area into a predetermined number of groups. Tags are identified by applying a pilot frame Lp to a first group... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090134976 - Apparatus and method for processing data in transmitting and receiving end of rfid system: A data receiving and processing system includes: an RF front-end circuit, for receiving an analog signal and generating received data; a processing unit, coupled to the RF front-end circuit, for performing processing on the received data; and a buffering circuit, coupled between the processing unit and the RF front-end circuit,... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090134977 - Method and apparatus for rfid device coexistance: In accordance with exemplary embodiments, a radio frequency identification (RFID) device might employ channel-in-use sensing and time multiplexing transmission to prevent radio systems of RFID devices in close proximity to one another from transmitting while another one of the RFID devices is transmitting so as to reduce, for example, radio... Agent: Ip Legal Services LLC

20090134979 - Radio frequency indentification tag: The disclosed ID tag has a stable internal supply voltage and extends the range of communication with the reader/writer during back scattering communication. An ASK-modulated signal pre-boost circuit to which antenna terminals are coupled is coupled in parallel with a rectifying circuit. In the ASK-modulated signal pre-boost circuit, a switch... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.

20090134978 - Stock article management system: An automatic analyzer transmits information about stock articles used in automatic analyzers provided in a plurality of facilities, respectively, to a management station through a network. The management station manages the stock articles in the plurality of facilities. Each facility includes an information exchanger on which stock articles each appended... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090134980 - System, tools, and method for generating and displaying electronic memorial and dedication media, and administrating communication and linking of users: According to the present invention, there is provided a system and method for generating and displaying electronic notification and memorial media, including display tools for displaying notifications, memorials, and related information, administrative tools for managing the system's operation and the linking of users, communication tools for disseminating related memorial notifications... Agent: Kohn & Associates, PLLC

20090134981 - Direct aircraft-to-aircraft data link communication: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for direct communication between aircraft, which may involve receiving tactical and strategic information related to proximate aircraft for improved flight planning. The systems and methods presented herein may be implemented, for example, in a first aircraft having a data link component adapted to... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090134982 - System and method for distributing alert notifications: A system and method for providing an alert notification are disclosed. A computer-readable storage medium according to one embodiment has instructions for configuring an alert text, configuring at least one audible alert instruction, and configuring at least one visible alert instruction. The computer-readable storage medium also has instructions for constructing... Agent: Blake Robertson

20090134983 - System and methods for vehicle sound font creation, playback, and networking: Systems and methods provide for the creation of vehicle sound fonts, for utilizing the vehicle sound fonts to augment the engine sounds of a vehicle, and for establishing a network for sharing and controlling the playback of vehicle sound fonts and other media. The systems install in automobiles and play... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Wk Attn: Patent Docketing

20090134984 - Car poster that changes display contents: A car poster has a display device and a remote controller. The display device has a monitor that displays different contents according to different objectives. The remote controller transmits control signals to remotely control the monitor to change the display contents. A basic circuit of the display device has a... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.

20090134985 - Modular sensor unit for a motor vehicle: Sensor unit (1) for a motor vehicle for detecting ambient conditions, comprising at least two sensor modules, wherein a first sensor module (2) has a rain (6) and/or condensation sensor (7), and a second sensor module (3) has at least a light (13, 14) and/or solar sensor (11, 12).... Agent: Summa, Additon & Ashe, P.A.

20090134986 - In-transitcar alarm: The present invention describes a car anti-theft system. Specifically, the present invention has an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) patterned onto a visible surface of a vehicle. Vehicle theft is recognized when an unauthorized driver fails to enter a predetermined code, resulting in lighting of OLED. Lighted OLED may be seen... Agent: Dr. Alan Joseph Bauer

20090134987 - Motor vehicle having a rear-end impact warning device: A motor vehicle has a rear-end impact warning device, which determines at least the distance to a following vehicle from the backscatter of a signal by means of a surroundings sensor system which is arranged at the rear of the vehicle. The rear-end impact warning device outputs light signals in... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090134988 - Imminent collision warning system and method: The invention is directed to methods and systems for sensing the presence of objects in the intended path of an automobile with a system to warn both the operator of the vehicle and the object of regard.... Agent: Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

20090134989 - System for enabling the functionality of a sequence control system stored in a controller of a motor vehicle: A central check device is provided in a motor vehicle, to which device an enable message emitted by a first controller inside the vehicle or from a location outside the vehicle is supplied via a communication bus of the motor vehicle. The central check device evaluates the received enable message... Agent: Barley Snyder, LLC

20090134990 - Compact tire pressure monitoring system via innovative mechanical pressure switch design: A tire pressure-monitoring (TPM) system includes a TPM device directly mounted onto an air-pumping inlet on a tire. The TPM device further includes a mechanical triggering mechanism engaged to an air pressure through the air-pumping inlet pushing from an air filled in the tire. The triggering mechanism is triggered by... Agent: Bo-in Lin

20090134991 - Automatically communicating reminder messages to a telematics-equipped vehicle: A method of automatically communicating reminder messages to a telematics-equipped vehicle includes the following steps: (a) establishing a reminder message and defining playback instructions for playing the reminder message; (b) generating a trigger based on the defined playback instructions; (c) setting the trigger; (d) monitoring for the occurrence of one... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.

20090134992 - Motorcycle safety brake and running light for a jacket or vest: A traffic signaling device system for motorcyclists comprising a safety brake and running light assembly (34) mounted to a motorcycle jacket (88). The safety brake light has an L.E.D. housing (22) supported by an outboard support member (20) and a leather piece (18). A plurality of snap buttons (16) can... Agent: Victor M. Pacheco

20090134993 - Thermostat with audible interconnect to threat detectors: A thermostat for controlling a heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system based an audible warning signal is provided. The thermostat comprises a microphone and an electronic circuit. The microphone senses the audible warning signal and generates an electrical signal corresponding to the audible warning signal. The electronic circuit is... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.

20090134994 - Method of displaying the status of an asset using an external status asset monitor: The present invention is directed to a system and method of monitoring assets of an enterprise using a stand-alone software system and a process automation software system. The stand-alone software system is operable to generate a web page about a condition of the asset and to transmit data items for... Agent: Abb Inc. Legal Department-4u6

20090134995 - Workspace enclosure system with automatic shut-off: An emergency shut off system for a workspace enclosure system, wherein the shutoff system comprises an emergency shut-off module disposed within a workspace enclosure. A plurality of sensors are disposed within the workspace enclosure to detect the presence of undesirable gases or other undesirable conditions within the workspace enclosure. A... Agent: Hugh R. Kress Arnold & Knobloch LLP

20090134996 - power line communication system and method of operating the same: A system for operating a power line communications system is provided. One embodiment is comprised of a plurality of network elements, which may take the form of repeaters, bypass devices, backhaul devices, wireless backhaul devices, enhanced bypass device, communication interface devices and others. In one embodiment, two groups of network... Agent: Capital Legal Group, LLC

20090134997 - Active-tag based dispensing: A method of sensing dispensation of a product from a storage device having an antenna is provided. The method comprises providing a product with a wireless tag within a service area of the antenna, establishing wireless communication between the wireless tag and the antenna, monitoring the wireless communication, and determining,... Agent: Mcdermott, Will & Emery

20090135000 - Automatic and dynamic changing of class in class-based asset tracking and monitoring systems: A class-based asset tracking or monitoring system includes wireless radio frequency data communication devices, each including memory in which is stored a common designation; a radio frequency transmitter component and receiver component for wirelessly sending and receiving data packets; and electronics for processing data. Each device is configured to filter... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC

20090134999 - Integrated tracking, sensing, and security system for intermodal shipping containers: A security system for freight containers comprises: a locking device to reliably attach to the container and prevent unauthorized opening of the container doors; a sensing device to sense conditions affecting the container; and, a communication system configured to transmit the output of the sensing device to a system administrator... Agent: Robert J. Lauf

20090134998 - Takeover processes in security network integrated with premise security system: An integrated security system is described comprising a gateway located at a first location. The gateway includes a takeover component that establishes a coupling with a first controller of a security system installed at the first location. The security system includes security system components coupled to the first controller. The... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP

20090135001 - Pressure sensing system: A system includes a pressure sensor communicating directly, or indirectly, via a data processor, with a feedback device. The pressure sensor is located in an athletic surface, such as in footwear, sports boards, decks, or the like, to measure the pressure and/or force transmitted to a user's leg, ankle, knee,... Agent: Theresa O'rourke Nugent, Esq. Law Office Of Sergel Orel, LLC

20090135002 - Mobile device tracking and location awareness: A system is provided for tracking a mobile device by enabling a user to remotely monitor the external surrounding environment of the mobile device. Initially, a mobile device is configured to selectively report on the device's surrounding environment based on one or more reporting events. Upon an occurrence of a... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.

20090135004 - Receiving apparatus: A receiving apparatus includes a receiving section for receiving a broadcast. The apparatus further includes a location detector for detecting the location of the receiving apparatus, a moving direction calculator for calculating a moving direction of the receiving apparatus based on the location detected by the location detector, and a... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090135003 - Wireless sensor and system that determines exposure based on local conditions: A system (100) that determines exposure based on local conditions is disclosed. The system can include a sensor (172) configured to sense local conditions local to a user of the system, a sensor local wireless transmitter (174) coupled to the sensor, and an electronic device (105). The electronic device can... Agent: Prass LLP

20090135005 - Tracking and security system: A tracking and security system comprising a signal device having one or more ferroelectric varactors are configured to passively receive RF signals of various frequencies. The RF signal is collected, converted, and stored in a database for tracking transportable items. The signal device will also contain microcapsules which will detect... Agent: David J. Novak

20090135007 - Alerting system for safety, security, and business productivity having alerts weighted by attribute data: The present invention is an alerting system having one or more sensors for capturing sensory data, one or more processors and one or more memories having program code to (1) capture sensory data from the one or more sensors; (2) capture attribute data representing information about the sensors used to... Agent: American Pioneer Ventures Attn: Daniar Hussain

20090135006 - Infrastructure device with modular remote sensors: The present invention is directed to a system and method which allows a user to mount a utility function monitoring element in a location where the monitoring element can detect a desired stimulus, even when the mounting location is remote from an access point to the premises infrastructure wiring. In... Agent: Optimal Technologies, Inc.

20090135009 - Lift monitoring system and method: Systems and methods are discussed for providing a sensor enhanced employee safety evaluation system. Systems that monitor and assess employee lifting behavior are employed at the workplace of an insured entity. Data from the lift monitoring systems are processed to obtain a safety evaluation. Based on the safety evaluation, the... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC

20090135008 - Providing notifications using voice-to-text conversion: Methods and systems for providing electronic notifications are described. A server is configured to serve an interface, such as a Web page, to a terminal that requests from a user a first set of user contacts to be used to provide notifications to the user by a telephonic notification system... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC

20090135010 - Alarm system audio interface tamper and state detection: An alarm system comprises: an audio interface comprising: a microphone; a state sensor for sensing a state at the audio interface; a signal generator for generating an inaudible state signal indicative of the state; a multiplexer for combining an audio signal from the microphone and the state signal; a control... Agent: Ip Legal Department Tyco Fire & Security Services

20090135011 - Control apparatus of showcase: An object is to provide a control apparatus of a showcase in which appropriate illumination having a high presentation effect can be realized by an LED illumination apparatus having a high durability against turning ON/OFF and capable of securing a predetermined illumination intensity even under an environment at a low... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP

20090135013 - Article management system and information processing apparatus: An article management system is provided with an article placement position storage section which stores article identification information of a plurality of articles and article position information showing a section on which the plurality of articles is placed in association with each other, an object detection section which measures a... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20090135012 - Method and system for preventing loss or theft using wireless pan or lan: A method and system of preventing a loss/theft using a wireless personal area network (PAN) or a wireless local area network (LAN) which can receive, from a mobile device included in a surveillance target via a gateway, a location information of the surveillance target generated by using mobile device information... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090135014 - Pliable material tag using a lanyard or a portion of a garment: A security tag that can be attached to an item or items that provides a zero or low impact to the item or items such as elegant or soft goods. The security tag includes a security element that is enclosed within a pliable material that is coupled to the item... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20090135015 - Locking apparatus for shipping containers: A security system for freight containers comprises: a locking device configured to reliably attach to the container and prevent unauthorized opening of the container doors; an electromechanical locking mechanism; and a GPS receiver so that unlocking may be authorized when the container is at a selected location. The system may... Agent: Robert J. Lauf

20090135016 - Load monitoring method and load monitoring apparatus for kneading apparatus: In an extruder or a kneader, load (torque T) values on an input shaft portion of a screw shaft are detected by a load detector installed on the input shaft portion, then an overload condition is determined from a load mean value (Ta) and a load amplitude value (Tw) of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090135017 - Wireless headset and battery status indication method thereof: An enhanced wireless headset and battery status indication method is provided for indicating an accurate battery level of a wireless headset. A battery status indication method for a wireless headset determines a residual charge of a battery of the wireless headset and emits light having one of a plurality of... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP

20090135018 - System and method for false alert filtering of event messages within a network: When a metering coupled to a network loses its primary power source and has a secondary power source, such as a super-capacitor, it recognizes and reports a power outage. In this case, the head end server may verify the power outage report by querying through the downstream nodes coupled to... Agent: King And Spalding LLP (trilliant) Trilliant Customer Number

20090135019 - Self-powered wireless sensor system: A wireless sensor system for sensing a characteristic associated with a conveying system from which the sensor system generates operating power. The sensor system includes a transducer including an axle, a roller connected to the axle, and a link connected to the roller. The transducer may be configured to permit... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090135020 - Detecting device for detecting barriers behind door: A detecting device for detecting barriers behind a door includes a sensor for transmitting detecting signals to detect whether there is a barrier behind the door, an identifier for transmitting identification signals to identify whether the barrier behind the door is a living animal, and an alarm electrically connected with... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20090135021 - Control device for selecting the color of light emitted by a light source: The invention relates to a control device (1) for controlling hue (H) and saturation (S) of light (L) emitted by a light source (2). The device comprises a body (20) with a surface (21) containing a visible representation (10,11,12,13) of a plurality of selectable combinations of hue and saturation available... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property And Standards

20090135022 - Dive computer with global positioning system receiver: Dive computers in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. One embodiment includes a microprocessor, a pressure transducer connected to the microprocessor, a microphone connected to the microprocessor, a speaker connected to the microprocessor, a telephone transceiver connected to the microprocessor, a GPS receiver connected to the microprocessor and... Agent: Kauth , Pomeroy , Peck & Bailey ,llp

20090135023 - Noise cancellation in wellbore system: Disclosed herein is a method of canceling noise in a wellbore telemetry system. The method includes, acquiring at least one signal in the system, predicting at least one deterministic component of the at least one signal based upon a change of at least one deterministic component from past signal values,... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090135024 - Display control system of traffic light and display method: Provided are a traffic light display control system and a display method thereof capable of accurately predicting a warning from a yellow light as a signal for alerting drivers to a residual time of a green light and a prepare-to-stop light, and providing traffic instruction. The traffic light display control... Agent: Park Law Firm

20090135025 - Time monitoring system: A system, a method, and service that monitors the time a space is occupied. The time period for occupation of the space may be prepaid or the fees may accumulate while the space is occupied. The system detects when an occupant enters the space and starts a timer. The system... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.c

20090135026 - Traffic information detection system and method thereof: Disclosed is a traffic information detection system and method. According to the traffic information detection method of the present invention, at least one loop coil on a road transmits a signal indicative of electric change induced in the loop coil by a vehicle, at least one loop detection device installed... Agent: Ipla P.A.

20090135027 - System and method for reporting a status of an asset: A system and method for reporting a status of an asset is described. In one embodiment, an asset status is determined based on configurable parameters to thereby enable accurate reporting of departures and arrivals of an asset.... Agent: Law Office Of Duane S. Kobayashi

05/21/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20090128283 - Method for controlling an apparatus for shot processing, the apparatus for the shot processing using the method, and a program for improving the performance thereof: The method for controlling an apparatus for shot processing to securely activate the apparatus, which is provided with a panel for operation to control the apparatus, is comprised of 1) a step for displaying a screen indicating predetermined items to be checked to confirm the safety of the apparatus and... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090128284 - Method and apparatus for automated control of a secured area: A method and apparatus that controls access to a secured area using an automated gate controlled secured environment is disclosed. The method may include receiving an indication that an individual attempting to pass through a clearance area has not been authorized to pass through the clearance area, automatically moving one... Agent: Prass LLP

20090128287 - Terminal and method for determining biometric data of a person, as well as terminal system: The invention relates to a terminal for determining a person data, in particular for an access control or authorization comprising a housing and several devices for detecting biometric data and the person body height sensor, wherein the terminal is provided with devices for adjusting the height of the several operating... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20090128288 - Portable device: A portable device has an opening formed in one case of a dual structure, a partitioning member for partitioning the opening, a projection formed on the partitioning member so as to project to a front surface side of the case, and at least two push buttons attached from a back... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20090128285 - Providing an endpoint access to a locked target: In one embodiment, providing an endpoint access to a locked target includes receiving a virtual key at a grantee endpoint through a wireless link. The virtual key results from a permission from a grantor endpoint, and is operable to unlock a physical lock of the target. The virtual key is... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20090128286 - System for controlling the use of electronic devices within an automobile: A system for controlling the use of electronic devices within an automobile includes a control module integrated into the operation of the automobile, wherein the control module is linked to the electrical system of the automobile and is controlled, monitored and updated via a graphical user interface of the automobiles.... Agent: Welsh & Flaxman LLC

20090128299 - Apparatus and method of rfid frequency encoding: In one embodiment the present invention includes a radio frequency identification (RFID) apparatus comprising an inlay layer. The inlay layer includes a plurality of resonant metal structures. The plurality of resonant metal structures has a first configuration of locations and resonate frequencies. Each resonant metal structure corresponds to a location... Agent: Fountainhead Law Group, PC

20090128294 - Data streaming apparatus for radio frequency identification tag: The invention relates to a data streaming apparatus for an RFID tag capable of streaming large scale data with low power consumption without a complicated structure. A mass storage is segmented into unit banks, and only the unit banks are selectively operated in a sequential manner. As a result, a... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090128290 - Individually unique hybrid printed antennae for chipless rfid applications: A method of printing chipless RFID tags with unique features, includes printing a RFID antenna pattern precursor using a first printing process, wherein the RFID antenna pattern precursor includes a plurality of disconnected wire segments; and printing a conductive ink using a second print process to interconnect at least two... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC.

20090128291 - Method and apparatus of rfid communication during device assembly: A method of RFID communication during device assembly includes, at a first production step of a device, determining first assembly information regarding production of the device via a first radio frequency identification (RFID) communication. The method further includes, at a second production step, determining second assembly information regarding the production... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison

20090128298 - Method and system for locating sensor node in sensor network using transmit power control: A method and apparatus for a sensor network having a plurality of reference nodes and a sensor node that enables the sensor node to compute a relative position through transmission range control and position mapping. In transmission range control, each reference node sends location information signals to the sensor node... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20090128289 - Methods for coupling an rfid chip to an antenna: A method for mounting multiple small RFID chips onto larger antenna. The chips are mechanically aligned with an interdigitated gap at the feed point of the antenna by electrostatic or magnetic techniques. In an alternate embodiment RF field coupling between the chips and the antenna is employed.... Agent: Bae Systems

20090128295 - Rfid based identification device: A RFID-based identification device comprising a first RFID antenna; and a second RFID antenna, wherein the first and second RFID antennas are in a first arrangement, the resonant frequencies of the antennas are away from an interrogation frequency such that no identification information is transferred, and wherein when the first... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20090128292 - Rfid device time synchronization from a public source: A radio frequency identification (RFID) device includes an antenna linked to a receiving circuit, the antenna tuned to receive a radio frequency (RF) time-code signal from a public source, a controller circuit and an internal clock linked to the receiving circuit, a microcontroller linked to the receiving circuit, a memory... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv3)

20090128297 - Rfid tag and method for manufacturing the same: A RFID tag includes: an antenna section having a first base and a loop antenna; a strap section having a second base and a first conductive pattern to which a circuit chip is electrically connected; and a protection section having a protection body having relatively high rigidity and a second... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090128293 - System and method for dimensional rating using rfid technology: A device for determining the dimensions of a parcel includes a platform and two adjacent walls. Each of the platform and walls are provided with a respective antenna for transmitting and receiving RF energy. The parcel to be measured is placed on the platform and registered against the walls. A... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc. 35 Waterview Drive

20090128296 - Terminal having radio frequency function and method of processing information of the terminal: Provided are a terminal having a radio frequency identification (RFID) function and a method of processing information of the terminal for allowing intuitive interaction between a screen manipulation and an RFID manipulation with respect to using an RFID related service. The method of processing the information of the terminal including... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090128300 - Wireless device with an rfid interrogator: A wireless device includes an antenna, a radio unit, a signal processing unit, a control unit and a radio frequency identification (RFID) interrogator having a programmable memory. The programmable memory is programmed to interrogate an RFID device located within a discrete range from the RFID interrogator at user-selectable time intervals... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv3)

20090128301 - Method of controlling device using radio frequency identification and apparatus therefor: A method of controlling a device by using radio frequency identification (RFID). The method includes wirelessly reading out by a first device information relating to data stored in a second device from the second device, determining an operation to be performed by the second device based on the read out... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090128302 - System and method for searching physical objects: A system and method for searching physical objects. The system comprises one or more tags, each tag being disposed on one associated object; one or more substations, each substation arranged for communication with tags located within a range around each substation; one or more base stations, each base station arranged... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090128303 - System and method for employing geographically overlapping autonomous static and mobile wireless networks for asset tracking: A supply and distribution chain and various systems, methods and elements associated with autonomous static and mobile wireless networks for asset tracking. In one embodiment, the chain includes: (1) masters associated with static sites and configured to establish autonomous static networks for the static sites, (2) mobile units associated with... Agent: Hitt Gaines P.C.

20090128306 - Capture and remote reproduction of haptic events in synchronous association with the video and audio capture and reproduction of those events: Method and apparatus for reproducing and applying reproductions of haptic vibrations that occur at a live activity to a remote video and audio viewer. In synchronism with sensing visible and audible stimuli to generate video and audio signals representing the video and audio at the activity, haptic vibrations of an... Agent: Kremblas, Foster, Phillips & Pollick

20090128305 - Device and method for enhancing sensory perception of vibrational stimuli: A method and device for improving the detection of a vibrotactile stimulus. Such method may include the steps of temporarily altering the threshold of vibrational detection prior to the onset of a vibrotactile stimulus. This allows the vibrotactile system to achieve improved detection of the intended vibrotactile alert or communication... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20090128304 - Method and apparatus for tactile interface for reviewing radiological images: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a system and method for reviewing medical images using a tactile interface to display a bas-relief image. A tactile interface may provide a bas-relief representation of medical imaging data to an end-user. The tactile interface may include an array of tactile elements positioned... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090128308 - Car antitheft system: A car antitheft system includes a main controller invisibly mounted on a car, and an antitheft state indicator embedded in an engine start button of the car and electrically connected to the main controller for indicating a current antitheft state of the car. With these arrangements, the engine start button... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090128307 - Display device and display method for a vehicle: The invention relates to a display device for a vehicle comprising a display for representing application data to a vehicle user and pivoting means for moving the display between at least two positions. The inventive display device is characterized in that it further comprises checking means for checking whether or... Agent: Patent Central LLC Stephan A. Pendorf

20090128310 - Interior mirror system: An interior mirror system suitable for use in a vehicle comprises an interior rearview mirror assembly with an information display disposed within the housing and behind the reflective element and viewable through the reflective element by a driver of the equipped vehicle viewing the reflective element when the interior rearview... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20090128309 - Method of detecting a visibility interference phenomenon for a vehicle: A method of detecting a visibility interference phenomenon for a motor vehicle. The method includes the steps of: determining a region of interest (ROI) in an acquired image (I) of the environment (E) of the vehicle (V); determining a grey-level curve (CL) from the region of interest (ROI); calculating at... Agent: Matthew R. Jenkins, Esq.

20090128311 - Safety-drive assistance device: The present invention is to provide a safety-drive assistance device that can judges whether a driver recognizes an object to which a driver should pay an attention or not even if an accuracy of detecting a visual-line direction is almost equal to one degree. A traffic environment detecting unit 11... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090128312 - Switch having information display function for on-vehicle apparatus: A compartment temperature adjustment switch 12 is provided for successively switching a target temperature of a compartment air conditioner through pushing operation of a push button 12a. The switch 12 includes the push button 12a, a substrate 22 fixed to the push button 12a, and light emitting elements 23 mounted... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20090128313 - Rotational speed display device: A rotational speed display device for a motor vehicle, having a dynamized display for a rotational speed warning, has an analog rotational speed display instrument and a screen, so that the screen and the rotational speed display instrument are visible to the driver in an overlapping manner, and the dynamized... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090128314 - Apparatus for accelerating sensor reading upon start-up: Apparatus for monitoring one or more motor vehicle tire conditions includes a receiver for intercepting signals from sensors mounted on the tires, a processor for identifying, converting, evaluating and storing said sensor signals, a keypad for selecting sensor data, an alarm for indicating an undesirable tire condition, and a display... Agent: Wm. Cates Rambo 508 Mercantile Library Bldg.

20090128316 - Method for alarming decrease in tire air-pressure: The present invention is a method for alarming decrease in tire air-pressure including the steps of: detecting rotational information obtained from tires installed in a vehicle; respectively calculating a wheel velocity, a vehicle acceleration and a slip ratio of the front wheel and a slip ratio of the rear wheel... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090128315 - Method for determining absolute tire rolling circumferences and tire pressure control system: A method of determining absolute rolling circumferences of tires of a motor vehicle is disclosed, in which the absolute rolling circumferences (Ui) of the tires are determined by evaluating wheel rotational speed signals (ωi) and signals (dj) of at least one distance sensor, as well as a tire pressure check... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090128317 - Movable display device: The present invention provides a movable display device which has a high awareness of a display content while a sight line moving angle between a sight line connecting a driver's eye to display means and a sight line connecting the driver's eye to a target is small, thereby alleviating the... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090128318 - Vehicle deceleration controller: An object of the present invention is to reliably carry out warning braking in a situation where the warning braking is needed and a crew can recognize the warning braking, and prevent the crew from feeling an unnatural sensation due to the warning braking in a situation where the warning... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090128319 - System and method for invoking a function of a service in response to an event and service management system employing the same: Various systems and methods for invoking a function of a service in response to an event. One aspect provides a method of calling a function upon receipt of an event. In one embodiment, the method includes: (1) identifying a subscriber associated with the event, (2) indentifying at least one service... Agent: Hitt Gaines, PC Alcatel-lucent

20090128320 - System, apparatus and method for automated emergency assistance with manual cancellation: A system, apparatus and method for automated emergency assistance with manual cancellation that is responsive to physiological, environmental and/or input sensors associated with an individual. In embodiments, the invention enables a sensor system or device to be biased toward what would be false alarms, which may be avoided by the... Agent: Molly A. Mccall Intell Corporation

20090128321 - Home appliance with security function: A home appliance with a security function is disclosed which is capable of performing a security function, using a security sensor or security control part provided therein. According to the home appliance with the security function described above, a security function may be performable without additional equipments or cost. Furthermore,... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20090128322 - Time delay circuit and time to digital converter: A time delay circuit is disclosed and includes a delay line with a first delay circuit and at least a second delay circuit connected downstream. An interpolation circuit is used to generate intermediate signals derived by delayed successive signals in the delay line.... Agent: Eschweiler & Associates LLC

20090128323 - Systems and methods for rendering alert information for digital radio broadcast, and active digital radio broadcast receiver: A method for rendering an alert message on a digital radio broadcast receiver is described. A digital radio broadcast signal is received at the digital radio broadcast receiver. Data corresponding to an alert message comprising type information for identifying a type of the alert message and message information is detected.... Agent: Jones Day

20090128325 - Communication system for monitoring the health status of a patient, communication device, sensor device and method: This invention provides a communication system for monitoring the health status of a patient, a communication device and a sensor device for monitoring the health status of a patient and a method of monitoring the health status of a patient. The communication system comprises a communication device and a sensor... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090128324 - Method and apparatus for delivering data based on sensor network: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for delivering data based on a sensor network. According to an embodiment of the present invention, the apparatus for delivering data is provided in a means of transportation such as a vehicle, activates a node of a corresponding sensor network when... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090128326 - Using solar enery and wirless sensor network on the establishment of real-time monitoring system and method: This invention is to establish a real-time and self-supporting environmental monitoring system using wireless sensor network and solar energy. First, the precipitation volume and groundwater level of monitoring nodes are transported to the gateway by the multi-hop topology of wireless sensor network. Secondly, the gateway transmits the information to a... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090128328 - Automatic monitoring system with a security system: The invention is related to a security system of an automatic monitoring system that is used to guard the automatic monitoring system from theft. The security system uses a sensing device to detect the movement or vibration of the monitoring system and produces a sense signal that will be processed... Agent: Michael Lin

20090128327 - Systems and methods of detection using fire modeling: A system for adjusting parameters of ambient condition detectors in a regional monitoring system is coupled to or includes fire modeling processing. Based on outputs from the processing, selected parameters of respective detectors can be adjusted to shorten detector time to alarm. As a fire condition develops, different detectors can... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090128330 - Injection device and case with reporting ability: A container for a product uses a location circuit for determining the location of the container, a storage element for storing a container identification code, a plurality of data acquisition components for acquiring status of at least two characteristics of at least one of the container, the product and a... Agent: Brenda Pomerance Law Office Of Brenda Pomerance

20090128329 - Operation control apparatus of movable electronic device: A control device controls a movable electronic apparatus, and is arranged to be used with an enclosure. The enclosure includes a housing and an opening/closing member for opening and closing the housing. The housing encloses a certain space. The movable apparatus is arranged to be installed in the certain space.... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090128336 - Method and system for monitoring forestry products: A method and system for monitoring forestry products are provided in the present invention, wherein at least one active communicating device is disposed on a forestry product, and reading and transmitting devices are also disposed in specific locations for building a monitoring and management mechanism to protect the forestry products... Agent: Wpat, PC

20090128333 - Rfid inventory monitor: Moving a mobile RFID reader with an area in a systemic manner to do non-inventory tasks, while doing the non-inventory tasks, integrating RFID tags associated with inventory, and updating a database with the inventory information obtained from the RFID tags.... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20090128334 - Rfid tag reader station with image capabilities: A system and method is provided for image surveillance of areas of interest for items having radio frequency identification (RFID) tags. These areas of interest are often times unmonitored due to privacy concerns. The present invention discloses an image surveillance system and method, that upon indication of an RFID tag... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon, L.L.P. (c/o Intermec)

20090128332 - Rfid-enabled hologram laser tag: An RFID-enabled hologram laser tag is disclosed, which is primarily comprised of: a hologram substrate; and a radio frequency identification (RFID) module, including an RFID chip; wherein the RFID module is configured into the hologram substrate so as to use a conducting layer of the substrate as an antenna of... Agent: Wpat, PC

20090128331 - Security device for constraining an article having an elongate element: Systems and apparatus for a security device for an article having a constrained elongate member are disclosed.... Agent: Ip Legal Department Tyco Fire & Security Services

20090128335 - Wireless device tagging system and method: A wireless device tagging system and method are described.... Agent: Dla Piper LLP (us )

20090128337 - rfid based keyboard: An RFID keyboard comprising a base with a first antenna and; keys with secondary antennas wherein a key is normally in a first position such that the resonant frequency is away from an interrogation frequency and no signal for the key is detected and wherein when the key is depressed,... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20090128338 - Id label, id tag, and id card: In an article such as an ID label, an ID tag, and an ID card according to the present invention, a filler is included in a filling layer provided around an antenna forming an ID label, an ID tag, and an ID card so that the difference in coefficient of... Agent: Eric Robinson

20090128339 - Rfid chip holder device and tagging systems incorporating same: There is provided a RFID chip holder device for attachment to an item of portable equipment, the device including: a shell; means for housing a RFID chip disposed within said shell; means for housing a planar insert disposed on an exterior surface of said shell; and means for enabling the... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20090128341 - Security system for preventing unauthorized removal of merchandise: A security tag assembly and security system associated therewith to prevent the unauthorized removal of merchandise from a given area, such as a retail establishment. The security tag assembly comprises a base and at least one attachment member removably connected in an operative position on the merchandise being protected. A... Agent: Malloy & Malloy

20090128340 - Tamper resistant rfid tags and associated methods: Systems and methods are disclosed for a tamper resistant RFID (radio frequency identification) tags that overcome the problems existing with previous RFID tags. The tamper resistant RFID tags described herein are particularly useful for tracking of liquid propane gas (LPG) containers and/or other types of containers or objects. Removal of... Agent: O'keefe, Egan, Peterman & Enders LLP

20090128343 - Audio-activated soothing device: The soothing device is a portable waterproof device that can be worn by a baby or a dog as well as positioned on the baby's cradle or the dog house. Audio sounds can be dynamically recorded and stored in the soothing device which is powered by a built-in replaceable battery.... Agent: Leong C Lei

20090128342 - Personal sporting activity monitor: A personal sports monitor for monitoring sporting activity, comprises: an input unit for receiving physiological or physical measurements from a subject during a sporting activity, and a logical unit for receiving the measurements and processing them in light of a user profile, to provide feedback regarding the sporting activity.... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20090128344 - Systems, apparatuses and methods for monitoring physical conditions of a bed occupant: Embodiments of the presently described technology provide apparatuses, systems and methods for monitoring physical conditions of a bed occupant.... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090128345 - Time-temperature, uv exposure and temperature indicator: Disclosed is a device for monitoring one or more of integral value of time and temperature, UV light exposure and a pre-determined temperature of an item. The device is useful for monitoring items or materials which are sensitive to time-temperature, UV light and/or a pre-determined temperature. Radiation sensitive devices such... Agent: Nexsen Pruet, LLC

20090128346 - Alert devices and methods for portable electronic device removal from chargers: Disclosed are devices and methods of electronic devices for activating an alarm when it is detected that an applied charging voltage has dropped below a threshold value. An electronic device is configured to detect the type of charger, for example, a bicycle charger or motorcycle charger, connected to the electronic... Agent: Motorola Inc

20090128347 - Method and apparatus for protection of ac-dc power converters: An AC-DC power converter controls an external upstream switching device, which supplies it power to be converted. Power conversion is initiated when an external signal requests power be converted or when a program within the AC-DC power converter detects the need for power conversion. When this occurs, the AC-DC power... Agent: Brown & Michaels, PC 400 M & T Bank Building

20090128348 - Overload alarm device and method thereof: An overload alarm device is provided. The device is disposed in an electric auxiliary system for avoiding overload of the system. The device includes a current detection unit, a voltage comparison unit and an alarm unit. The current detection unit includes a non-contact sensor connected to the circuit of the... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090128349 - Occupant detection system: An occupant detection system for a vehicle includes an antenna arrangement of a capacitance-based occupant detection device in particular provided beneath the seat surface of a vehicle seat for the generation of a first occupation signal in the event of occupation of the vehicle seat by a person based on... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20090128350 - Sewing machine and computer readable medium: A sewing machine including a maintenance information storage that stores maintenance information; an alert element that communicates maintenance information; a cumulative data storage that stores cumulative data of at least either of a sew time or a stitch count; a determiner that determines whether or not a predetermined timing for... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090128351 - X-ray system capable of preventing x-ray leakage: An X-ray system for preventing X-ray leakage includes a sensor that detects an open/close state of a door of a room, a wireless transmitter that receives the open/close state of the door from the sensor and sends it out in a wireless manner, an X-ray device that emits X-rays, and... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090128352 - Automated hands-free event initiation in response to position or operational status of vehicle: The present invention provides a system including a mirror mounted on a vehicle, the mirror being movable between open and closed positions. A motor is provided, the motor being operable to move the mirror to either the open or closed position in response to an actuation signal from an onboard... Agent: Spencer, Fane, Britt & Browne

20090128353 - Alarm origination latching system and method: An embodiment of the invention provides a method including detecting a select hazardous condition by at least one triggering alarm unit of a plurality of interconnected hazardous condition alarm units. An actuatable latch in the triggering alarm unit is switched from an unlatched state to a latched state. An audible... Agent: Cahn & Samuels LLP

20090128354 - Power supply for providing an internal power supply voltage: A power supply for providing an internal supply voltage, the power supply including a current source configured to provide an internal supply voltage directly from its output, and a high speed internal supply voltage shunt, which is coupled to the current source output.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090128355 - Device for visibly marking a water output means and method of use: In one aspect, the present invention relates to a device for visibly marking a fire hydrant. In one embodiment, the device for visibly marking a fire hydrant has a ring-shaped body portion defining a bore between a first end surface and an opposite, second end surface, a light emitting means... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP

20090128356 - Operation permission control device and machine having the same mounted thereon: A function for authenticating an operator to control whether to permit them to operate a vehicle (20) can be added to the vehicle by simple modification. An operation permission control device (22) is installed on the vehicle (20). The operation permission control device (22) incorporates a relay inserted in the... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20090128357 - Network audio/video rescue system: A network audio/video (AV) rescue system is provided, which includes more then one rescue terminals, and each rescue terminal transmits signals with a server through a same protocol. When a rescue terminal is activated by a local user, image and audio signals can be transmitted for calling a rescue. A... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP

20090128359 - Advanced alert, notification, and response device: Contemplated devices and methods employ a system in which at least two receivers are configured to receive at the same time a first and a second emergency signal via a first and a second communication pathway, respectively. The device further has a control unit that is programmed to assign priority... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish

20090128360 - Electronic tag location system: A system for locating one or more radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, the system comprising a radio frequency (RF) receiver including a receiver processor, the receiver adapted to programmably adjust reception range depending on a programmably variable attenuation parameter, the receiver further adapted to receive identification data from the one... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090128358 - Identification system: A system and method for identification of a plurality of movable objects, such as animals entering a milking or feeding stall. The system includes a plurality of activators, each activator being in a fixed location and capable of generating a unique first identification signal. The system also includes a plurality... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090128361 - State sensing for a remote control: An apparatus, method and system for state or status sensing of devices for a remote control or remote controlled system. The devices status indicator system 101 comprises a hand held remote control device 109, device status indicator 104, 106, 107, and device 103, 111, 112. In the alternative, a smart... Agent: Lariviere, Grubman & Payne, LLP

20090128362 - Method and system for providing information to a transportation vehicle on the presence of passengers:

20090128363 - Data exchange system and method between two or more vehicles to which identification information is assigned: A system and method are provided for direct data exchange between two or more vehicles for transmission of data relating to events having a negative effect on driving safety, via wireless communication such as WLAN in particular. Unambiguous identification information is assigned to each vehicle. To increase acceptance of such... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090128364 - Parking device: A parking device is for supporting a parking procedure, in which sensors record a vehicle environment and an evaluation unit ascertains an alignment of the parking space with the aid of the parking space environment.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090128365 - Methods and systems for delivering real-time traffic video to a handheld device: A system and methods for viewing real time traffic video on a handheld device are shown and described. The method includes requesting by a handheld device, data from a remote traffic camera responsive to user input through a menu-driven interface of an application program. An appliance, residing in a traffic... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

20090128366 - Multifunction controller/standby instrument: One embodiment of the present invention includes an aircraft instrumentation system for a cockpit instrument panel having a first device associated with a first pilot of an aircraft and positioned on the instrument panel substantially in front of the first pilot. The first device may include a first display and... Agent: Brandon N. Sklar. Esq. (patent Prosecution) Kaye Scholer, LLP

05/14/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20090121826 - Apparatus and method of managing quality of sleep: An apparatus of managing quality of sleep includes a weight sensor unit including a plurality of pressure sensors, which detect pressures in response to a presence and a movement of a user; an environment sensor including multiple sensors, which detect an environment surrounding the user in a sleep; and a... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090121825 - Method of an device for performing bi-directional transmission using a single-wire: A communication system transfers a signal over a single signal wire (SW) between a first system (S1) and a second system (S2). The first system (S1) comprises: a first controller (C1) to supply an output signal (MO) and a switch signal (MS), and to receive an adapted input signal (MIA).... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090121827 - Plant monitor-control system and plant monitor-control method: A plant monitor-control system which has a display unit that displays a plurality of plant information screens and menu screens that include plant information titles prepared for each of plant information screens, the display unit displaying thereon desired plant information screens upon selection of the plant information titles in menu... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090121828 - Article management device: A wireless tag reader inputs position information which specifies each of a plurality of regions in which each article is arranged from a position information input section. Whenever the position information is input, the wireless tag reader overwrites and stores the input position information in a reading position buffer. The... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20090121829 - Method, electronic cover, and access unit for providing access to a zone by means of a card: An access system includes a portable pouch and an access unit. The pouch has an inserted electronic card, a card receive module and a send/receive module. The access unit is assigned to a transit region of the zone and has a send/receive unit for a communication with the send/receive module... Agent: Siemens Schweiz Ag I-47, Intellectual Property

20090121831 - Dynamic reprogramming of an intelligent controller utillizing a smart card: A system for updating remote control devices includes a portable programmable medium having a data storage device for storing data. The control devices include a processor or a computer having a data storage device for storing data. The system further includes a network for transferring data between a local reader... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090121832 - Assigning controlled access to securable devices: Controlled access to a securable device is assigned whereby a kiosk is operable to assign an authorized user an ability to access a securable device selected from among a plurality of securable devices located remotely from the kiosk. The kiosk associates a unique personal identification number (PIN) with the authorized... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090121830 - Employing external storage devices as media for access control panel control information: The present invention advantageously provides a flexible system and method for a security system having a control panel with control information for performing security operations, and a token having its own control information, such that the panel reads control information from the token and determines if the token is authentic,... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090121833 - Identification system and method of operating same: An identification system according to the invention which is not prone to manin-the-middle attacks and is capable of intra-body communication comprises at least one wearable electronic key (1) having an intra-body communication interface (IBCI) and storage means (DB) wherein user identification data (ID) are stored, and at least one reader... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090121834 - Biometric association model: According to various embodiments a secure alternative to wired or numeric association models currently required by, for example, Wireless USB, can use biometric data to generate a unique security key that can be used to help secure a connection between a multiple devices. According to one embodiment a fingerprint reader... Agent: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

20090121835 - Communications device, apparatus and system: A wireless near-field communications device is disclosed which comprises a first and a second near-field inductive coupling member, each of said first and second coupling member arranged to have a different coupling configuration from each other.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090121840 - Method and apparatus for locating tires using rfid: A method and apparatus for determining the position of four tires on corresponding four wheels in a vehicle. Each wheel has an axis of rotation. Each tire has an embedded Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) tag. The RFID tags embedded in the four tires have respective identifiers denoted as ID1, ID2,... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts

20090121837 - Sensor tag, sensor tag device, power receiving circuit, and sensor tag device power supply method: There is provided a sensor tag device capable of detecting event data by a sensor tag all the time even when no radio wave is received, saving power supply for a microprocessor, and enlarging the radio communication distance. The sensor tag device includes generation means 6 and 7 using one... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090121838 - Smart connector system for surgical machine: A smart connector system includes a machine connector disposed on a face of a surgical machine, an illumination ring located on the face of the surgical machine and disposed around a periphery of the machine connector, an RFID reader antenna located in close proximity to the machine connector and the... Agent: Alcon

20090121836 - Systems and methods for determining identity and personal assistance: Systems and methods are disclosed which relate to identification and reminding. A wireless communication device is mounted at a point of security such as a car. When a user wishes to enter or start the car, the wireless communication device detects nearby items through wireless communication. These items, which possess... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Moazzam Attn: Patent Docketing

20090121839 - Wireless identification system using a directed-energy device as a tag reader: A wireless identification system can include a directed-energy device configured as a reader. The reader can include a charged particle generator configured to generate energized particles and a charge transformer configured to receive the energized particles that include charged particles from the charged particle generator and to output a wavefront... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090121843 - Method and systems for localizing objects using passive rfid tags: Method and system for localizing an object in a stack of objects. A passive radio frequency identification (RFID) tag is attached to each object. Each RFID tag includes a unique identifier of the object to which the RFID tag is attached. A RFID reader has multiple antennas. Each antenna is... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts

20090121841 - Screening transmissions for power level and object identifier in asset monitoring and tracking systems: A method for communicating to a recipient transceiver from a plurality of transceivers located within the broadcast range of the recipient transceiver includes: transmitting a communication at a first power level such that only a first group of transceivers receive the broadcast, the communication including a command causing each of... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC

20090121844 - Sampling intermediate radio frequencies: The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for sampling intermediate radio frequencies. In some implementations, a method for RF communication includes receiving an analog Radio Frequency (RF) signal. The analog RF signal is downconverted to an analog signal centered at an Intermediate Frequency (IF). The analog IF... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090121842 - Method and apparatus for operating ac powered appliances via video interphones, two way ir drivers and remote control devices: A method for coupling at least one of a wall mount and a ceiling mount adjustable IR driver with a two way IR network of an home automation system controlled by a main controller selected from a group comprising a dedicated controller, a video interphone and a shopping terminal, said... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

20090121845 - Communication system comprising a powerline communication network and at least one other communication network, corresponding node: A communication system is provided, which includes a first powerline communication network via which a plurality of nodes can communicate with one another. Each node includes: a first communication interface, which interfaces the node with the first communication network and implements a first powerline communication protocol, and a component, which... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20090121846 - Systems and methods for coupling power line control signals: Repeater systems and methods for coupling a home automation control signal from a first power line operating on a first phase to a second power line operating on a second phase are provided. A power line control repeater includes a power line control signal transceiver, a wireless signal transmitter, a... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20090121847 - Coded acoustic wave sensors and system using time diversity: An apparatus and method for distinguishing between sensors that are to be wirelessly detected is provided. An interrogator device uses different, distinct time delays in the sensing signals when interrogating the sensors. The sensors are provided with different distinct pedestal delays. Sensors that have the same pedestal delay as the... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090121848 - Haptic module using magnetic force, electronic apparatuses having the module: A haptic module using a magnetic force and an electronic apparatuses having the module are disclosed. The haptic module disclosed in the present invention comprises a magnet arrangement frame arranged so that polarities of adjacent magnets are alternate; shielding screens positioned on uppers of each of frame elements of the... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090121849 - Vehicular computer system with independent multiplexed video capture subsystem: A vehicular computer system comprising a primary processing subsystem adapted to provide a first graphics output stream; a video capture subsystem adapted to provide a second graphics output stream; a storage multiplexer connected to the primary processing subsystem and the video capture subsystem; and non-volatile storage accessible through the storage... Agent: Gunn & Lee, P.C.

20090121850 - Information storage apparatus: There is provided an information storage apparatus capable of storing information on a parked vehicle acquired before and after detection of unusual conditions with lesser amount of power to be consumed. During halt of a vehicle, at least one of image information and sound information of the interior of the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090121851 - Vehicle-periphery image generating apparatus and method of correcting distortion of a vehicle-periphery image: A vehicle-periphery image generating apparatus and a method of correcting distortion of vehicle-periphery image corrects distortion of the obstacle image appearing in the vehicle-periphery image after viewpoint conversion, so that visual discomfort experienced by the driver is reduced. Images around the vehicle are captured by a plurality of cameras, and... Agent: Alpine/bhgl

20090121852 - Vehicle obstruction warning system and method: A system and method for warning vehicle operators of obstructions are provided. First clearance data of the vehicle, including vehicle height and width, are obtained and stored in memory. An obstruction in the vehicle's path and the travel surface between the vehicle and the obstruction are scanned by a sensor... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090121853 - Instrument cluster lens information, telltails, and lighting: An instrument cluster for use in a passenger vehicle includes a translucent sheet. The sheet is located in front of at least one of an appliqué, a display face, and a pointer of the instrument cluster. Indicia are embedded in the translucent sheet. The indicia has a first visual state... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090121854 - Occupancy detecting method and system: A method of and a system for detecting a person occupying a vehicle seat or a corresponding underlay whereby the underlay is provided with a single dynamic sensor and whereby the measurement signal is compared with a reference signal in comparing means, wherein the system comprises first measuring means for... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

20090121857 - Comprehensive status indicator for motor vehicle monitoring system: In a tire sensor monitoring system for a motor vehicle, each of a plurality of tire sensors periodically emits an identifying signal and a parameter signal and the monitoring system receives and processes the identifying and parameter signals. A method of indicating the status of the monitoring system comprises periodically... Agent: Wm. Cates Rambo 508 Mercantile Library Bldg.

20090121856 - Method for programming new sensor in a motor vehicle monitoring system: Data transmitted from a newly installed tire sensor is integrated into monitoring apparatus having data from previously integrated tire sensors stored therein. Each of the newly installed and previously integrated tire sensors periodically transmits a unique identification code. The method comprises placing the monitoring apparatus into a programming mode, entering... Agent: Wm. Cates Rambo 508 Mercantile Library Bldg.

20090121855 - Tire pressure monitoring device with led warning light turned on by mechanical pressure switch: A tire pressure-monitoring device (TPMD) directly mounted onto an air-pumping inlet-stem on a tire. The TPMD includes a light emitter connected to a battery through an electrical connecting loop wherein the electrical connecting loop comprising a plurality of electrical conductive structural components and at least two of the structural components... Agent: Bo-in Lin

20090121858 - Adaptive switching receiver slice level: A disclosed example receiver for receiving transmissions and data for both a remote keyless entry (RKE) system and a tire pressure monitoring (TPM) system tailors the data slice level to the characteristics unique to each of the RKE transmissions and the TPM transmissions.... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.

20090121859 - Method and system for integrated media and vehicle seat belt monitoring: The present invention is, in one embodiment, directed to a system and method to encourage seat belt use among all passengers in a vehicle. The system and method use media driver and entertainment devices to reward seat belt usage in all seating positions.... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC Ford Global Technologies, Inc.

20090121860 - Method and apparatus for remotely monitoring a site: The present invention is directed to providing systems and methods for remotely monitoring sites to provide real-time information which can readily permit distinguishing false alarms, and which can identify and track the precise location of an alarm. In embodiments, monitoring capabilities such as intrusion/fire detection and tracking capabilities, can be... Agent: Covington & Burling, LLP Attn: Patent Docketing

20090121861 - Detecting, deterring security system: A security system used to detect, deter, and/or document security events and information from a secured area. The security system may include an intelligence system for distinguishing between false alarms and actual alarm events. The security system may also include multiple deter devices actionable upon detection of an actual alarm... Agent: Steven Thrasher

20090121862 - System and method of simulation: A simulation system includes a two-dimensional electrical grid installed in a floor or floor mat. Signals from boot mounted transmitters can be sensed via the grid to track boot locations in real-time during training exercises.... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz

20090121863 - Medical safety monitor system: A medical alert system is presented. The system includes a remote control unit wearable by an individual. A motion sensor outputs a signal indicative of motion of the individual where an absence of signal indicates a potential need for medical assistance. A low power circuitry processes the signal to determine... Agent: Rich Prior

20090121864 - Devices, systems and functionality for field personnel communication and management: Devices, systems and functionality are provided that enable communication with, tracking of and managing activity/movements of field personnel... Agent: Christine Mccarthy Barnes & Thornburg, LLP

20090121865 - System and method for automatically powering on and synchronizing a wireless remote console to a central control unit so as to allow remote control of a medical device: A system and method for controlling one or more medical devices by a remote console. The remote console communicates wirelessly with a central control unit that connects to one or more of the medical devices. To conserve battery power and simplify operation, the remote console is configured to automatically power... Agent: Flynn, Thiel, Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20090121866 - Systems and methods for handling information from wireless nodes, including nodes for communication with aircraft: Systems and methods for handling information from wireless nodes, including nodes for communication with aircraft, are disclosed. A system in accordance with one aspect of the invention includes a sensor configured to sense information corresponding to a characteristic of a wireless node. The wireless node can be one of a... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP (boeing)

20090121867 - Indoor location system having sensor and method for checking location using the same: An indoor location system having a sensor and a method for checking an indoor location using the indoor location system are disclosed. The method includes: calculating a current location coordinate by using nodes; calculating a first movement distance by comparing the current location coordinate and a stored previous location coordinate;... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20090121868 - Local emergency isolation valve controller with diagnostic testing and trouble indicator: A local logic solver that operates with a local smart valve controller to control, test and monitor performance characteristics of a local field-mounted emergency isolation valve device, outputting a local indication of trouble on the device, which is mounted in the field away from the facility's central control panel for... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab

20090121869 - Access monitoring and control system and method: An access monitoring and control system is provided. The access monitoring and control system includes a sensing device configured to collect data points regarding at least one of movement of a person through an access portal and a state of the access portal and a processing unit configured to receive... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20090121870 - Method for calibrating a microwave motion detector and a microwave motion detector: A method of automatically calibrating a motion detector and a motion detector adapted for calibration using the method. The method comprises setting the motion detector to a calibration mode, waiting a preset period of time for the installer to walk to the furthest distance, receiving a Doppler signal generated by... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090121871 - H-bridge activator/deactivator and method for activating/deactivating eas tags: A method and an apparatus and system are disclosed for activating, deactivating or reactivating an electronic article surveillance (EAS) label by way of a coil antenna in an H-bridge circuit which generates from the antenna: a positive increasing magnetic field; a positive decreasing magnetic field; a negative increasing magnetic field;... Agent: Ip Legal Department Tyco Fire & Security Services

20090121875 - Method and system for locating a dependent: A method and system for locating a dependent by a guardian entity at a locality using RFID technology is disclosed. A RFID tag is situated with the dependent and a plurality of RFID reader devices capable of communicating with the RFID tag are distributed about the locality. A processor is... Agent: George Sai-halasz

20090121872 - Passive wireless readout mechanisms for nanocomposite thin film sensors: A method for sensing a stimulus comprising providing a sensing assembly having a first structure and a second structure, wherein the first structure is made of a material different than the second structure and each of the first structure and the second structure is nanoscale. The method further includes providing... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090121874 - Semiconductor device and driving method of the same: The present invention provides a semiconductor device including a memory that has a memory cell array including a plurality of memory cells, a control circuit that controls the memory, and an antenna, where the memory cell array has a plurality of bit lines extending in a first direction and a... Agent: Eric Robinson

20090121873 - Tag location guiding method and tag location guiding system for communication terminals: A tag location guiding method and a tag location guiding system for communication terminals that enable guiding of tag location during reception of tag information are disclosed. The tag location guiding method for communication terminals includes: recognizing, upon reception of tag information, a guide level set in correspondence to the... Agent: Docket Clerk

20090121876 - Ic tag whose function can be changed upon separation: Data falsification or the like is prevented and security is enhanced in an IC tag. The IC tag consists of three portions: separable portions A1 and A2, and a non-separable portion B (tag main body). The portions A1, A2, and B include IC1, IC2, and IC3, and antenna 1, antenna... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090121879 - Antenna for radio frequency identification tag: The present invention relates to an antenna for an RFID tag chip. The antenna includes a dielectric material, a radiating patch that scatters a signal from the RFID tag chip for transmitting the scattered signal, and microstrip lines having a terminal for the RFID tag chip. Accordingly, a small antenna... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090121878 - Electronic seal with radio frequency identification: The electronic seal with radio frequency identification of the present invention comprises a lock cylinder and a lock latching plug to form an integral lock portion, which having RF chip, RF antenna with associated electric circuits, conductors and RF chip, wherein the lock cylinder comprises a metal lower antenna tube... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090121877 - Transponder bolt seal and a housing for a transponder: An electronic seal (100), housing (1) for a transponder (200), which may form part of an electronic seal (100) and a transponder device is provided. The electronic seal (100) has a sealing mechanism (5). A transponder receptacle (50), and an actuator (4) are provided by or with the housing (1).... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20090121880 - Applicators and apparatuses for applying radio frequency identification (rfid) tags: Applicators, apparatuses, and methods for applying a radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to items, particularly books and other library items.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090121881 - Method and device for fall prevention and detection: Method and device for fall prevention and detection, specifically for the elderly care based on digital image analysis using an intelligent optical sensor. The fall detection is divided into two main steps; finding the person on the floor, and examining the way in which the person ended up on the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090121882 - Warning device for drivers and the like: A warning device for alerting an individual of a tendency to fall asleep includes a pressurized collar adapted to fit around an individual's neck with an operable portion of the collar under the individual's chin and in close proximity thereto. A pressure sensor and an alarm are provided to sense... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090121883 - Card and chip detection system for a gaming table: A card and detection system comprises a group of light sensors located under and covered over by a table felt. The light sensors are directed vertically upward to detect changes in light intensity on the top surfaces of the sensors through the felt. This allows flexibility of placement of the... Agent: Tim Cook

20090121884 - Tornado alarm system: This invention is a Tornado Alarm System designed to receive and respond to the National Weather Radio signals when a specific event indicating a tornado warning is issued for the county in which it is located. The device is approximately 4 inches by 6 inches by 2.5 inches in size... Agent: Pamela Lynn Harroll

20090121885 - Liquid blocking apparatus and system equipped with an alarm or wireless calling device and a storing bag: The present invention is related to a liquid blocking apparatus and a system thereof, wherein if the liquid contained in an IV bag or a liquid tank is oozed out completely, the flow of liquid is blocked, the alarm lamp is turned on, the alarm sound is generated, and then... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090121886 - Sensor: A sensor comprises a sensing element to generate output signals corresponding to receiving signals received from an object and an evaluation unit coupled to the sensing element and weighting the output signals from the sensing element with at least one switching threshold to generate object detection signals. The evaluation unit... Agent: Venable LLP

20090121887 - Earth leakage protection device with time alert feature: This invention relates to an earth leakage protection device with built in time alert feature. In one embodiment, the earth leakage protection device includes a time alert module provided with a microprocessor system with an alert trigger timer and annunciators. The said earth leakage protection device provides an audible and/or... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090121888 - Method and system of determining alarm conditions: A method and system for determining alarm conditions of a slope under inspection whereby one or more dimensionless threat estimate values are calculated for one or more time periods. The maximum dimensionless threat estimate value calculated is selected and compared with a threshold alarm value. If the maximum dimensionless threat... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC

20090121889 - Proximity sensors and methods for sensing proximity: In an embodiment, a proximity sensor includes a driver, a photo-diode (PD) and an analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The proximity sensor can also include a controller to control the driver. The driver selectively drives a light source, e.g., an infrared (IR) light emitting diode (LED). The PD, which produces a current... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20090121890 - Proximity-sensor supporting multiple application services: A personal digital key (e.g., which can be carried by a human) contains a memory having different service blocks. Each service block is accessible by a corresponding service block access key. As the personal digital key (PDK) moves around, it is detected by sensors. The sensors report position data, thus... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20090121891 - Comparative tire animation: In the specification and figures a method of displaying comparative tire data is described and shown, wherein a vehicle with a particular set of tires is driven through a test course, vehicle data is recorded, the vehicle is driven through the test course with a different set of tires, the... Agent: Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc.

20090121892 - Network status indicating circuit: A network status indicating circuit includes a logic circuit, a switch circuit, and an indicating unit. The logic circuit includes nine input ends, a NOT gate, and two OR gates. The switch circuit includes two input ends and two output ends. The indicating unit includes two LEDs. The logic circuit... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090121893 - Lighting control framework: A lighting control framework is provided. The lighting control framework receives an implicit request from an application. The implicit request is converted into a converted explicit request which is processed to utilize a light of a lighting device.... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090121894 - Magic wand: The claimed subject matter relates to an architecture that can facilitate rich interaction with and/or management of environmental components included in an environment. The architecture can exist in whole or in part in a housing that can resemble a wand or similar object. The architecture can utilize one or more... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090121895 - Oilfield equipment identification method and apparatus: An oilfield equipment identifying apparatus for use with a drilling rig. The drilling rig preferably has a rig floor, a drilling device, and an equipment path through at least one of the rig floor and the drilling device. The identifying apparatus comprises a computer and a reader assembly. The computer... Agent: Dunlap Codding, P.C.

20090121896 - Instrumented component for wireless telemetry: A telemetry system for use in a combustion turbine engine (10) having a compressor (12), a combustor and a turbine (16) that includes a sensor (50, 74) in connection with a turbine blade (18) or vane (22). A telemetry transmitter circuit (210) may be affixed to the turbine blade (18)... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090121897 - Apparatus, and method, for facilitating passage at a limited access facility: An apparatus, and a method for facilitating control of passage at a security gate, or other secured passageway, at a limited access facility. A scanner is provided that scans the RFID tag. RFID information is detected and its contents are used to access stored information associated with the vehicle. The... Agent: Docket Clerk

20090121898 - Wlan-based no-stop electronic toll collection system and the implementation thereof: A no-stop electronic toll collection (ETC) system based on WLAN is disclosed in the present invention. The system includes an on-board equipment, roadside equipments, a multiple access carriageway control system and a toll balance center. The communication is implemented between the on-board equipment and the roadside equipments according to the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090121899 - Parking assistance device: To provide a parking assistance device for accurately detecting obstacles in the periphery of a parking zone; for detecting a parking space in which a vehicle can be parked without coming into contact with the obstacles; and for satisfactorily assisting a driving operation. The parking assistance device detects a stationary... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090121900 - Method and device for displaying part of an airport on a viewing screen: The invention concerns a device (1) comprising means (7) for searching for elements of the airport which are displayed on a display field of a screen (9), means (10) for verifying, for each of said elements, whether it forms part of a first group for which a main anchoring point... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.

20090121901 - Aircraft flight display with a non-linear pitch scale: A display image for use in an aircraft is produced in response to receiving aircraft location, heading, altitude, and pitch data. The location and heading data are employed to access a topographical database and obtain terrain information for a region on the earth's surface ahead of the aircraft. A terrain... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20090121902 - System and method for adaptive motion sensing with location determination: A system and method for adaptive motion sensing with location determination is described. In one embodiment, the adaptive motion sensor is based on vibration sensor readings and can identify different states of motions based on modifiable parameters.... Agent: Law Office Of Duane S. Kobayashi

05/07/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20090115570 - Device for electronic access control with integrated surveillance: Described is a device for electronic access control (EAC) and surveillance. The device includes an EAC module and an imager integrated in a single unit. The EAC module controls physical access through a secure portal and the imager maintains surveillance of an observation area near the portal. A data signal... Agent: Guerin & Rodriguez, LLP

20090115571 - Rf payment via a mobile device: A nontraditional transaction device, for example a mobile device, may be employed to complete a transaction. The mobile device may utilize radio frequency (RF) communication and/or authentication to facilitate completion of a transaction. Secondary identification information, for example voice recognition data, biometric recognition data, or alphanumeric data, may be utilized... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)

20090115572 - System and associated method for tracking luggage during travel: A system for tracking luggage is provided so that a traveler may know where the luggage arrives. The system can notify the traveler of the arrival of the luggage at a destination and allows for the traveler and luggage to be reunited in quicker, more efficient manner. A method of... Agent: Michael L. Leetzow, Esq. Michael L. Leetzow, P.A.

20090115575 - Apparatus, system for storing data, and method for accessing data directory: A storage apparatus includes a memory unit, a tag and a controller, wherein the tag is used to store a data directory and the controller is used to control the data access of the memory unit. Moreover, a storage system includes the storage apparatus and a host computer, wherein the... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090115576 - Efficient variable format data encodation in rfid tags and other media: An embodiment includes a data structure embodied in a tangible computer readable medium comprising a data section encoding at least one data item and an identification map having a plurality of bits, each bit corresponding to an entry in an external table. Another embodiment includes a system of data structures... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20090115578 - Radio frequency animal tracking system: An RFID system provides a transponder having a power store that can be recharged when located within an electromagnetic field generated by a transceiver unit. The power store can be a battery and/or a capacitor. In certain embodiments, the transponder can communicate over at least two different frequencies so that... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090115574 - Radio frequency identificaiton tag: A radio frequency identification tag is provided, comprising: memory, storing at least one item of specific identification data; a logic circuit, connected to the memory, comprising at least a port to receive a trigger signal from an external source, and retrieving one item of the specific identification data from the... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC

20090115581 - Radio frequency identification device with visual indicator: An RFID device includes a chip, an antenna operatively coupled to the chip, and a visual indicator operatively coupled to the chip. The visual indicator provides a visual indication of an operative state of the device. The visual indication may be human readable and/or machine readable, and may provide visual... Agent: Avery Dennison Corporation Amanda Wittine

20090115573 - Rfid enabled system and method using combination of rfid enabled objects: A system for selecting digital content from at least one content source employs a plurality of RFID enabled objects that are read by one or more RFID readers. The RFID enabled objects may be, for example, RFID enabled media objects or RFID enabled non-media objects, such as any suitable RFID... Agent: Vedder Price PC

20090115580 - Rfid systems and methods employing infrared localization: A series of radio frequency identification (RFID) systems are delineated. An RFID system comprises an RFID signpost having a transmitter for transmitting signals of a predefined type, and a receiver for receiving signals of the predefined type, wherein the transmitter for transmitting signals of the predefined type cannot transmit until... Agent: Larson Newman Abel & Polansky, LLP

20090115577 - Rfid tag: An RFID tag includes: a sheet-like base; an antenna provided on the base and extending along the base; a circuit chip mounted on the base and connected to the antenna for performing radio communication through the antenna; a protection body wider than the circuit chip and narrower than the antenna,... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090115579 - Signal processing apparatus for receiving rfid signal and method thereof: A signal processing apparatus for receiving RFID signal comprises a first low-pass filter, a first down-sampler, a first comparator and a first waveform converter. The first low-pass filter filters the RFID signal. The first down-sampler down-samples the filtered RFID signal. The first comparator generates a new signal for value determination... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20090115582 - Apparatus for recognizing radio frequency identification (rfid) and method thereof, and data processing method of rfid: The present invention relates to an RFID reader and a method thereof, and an RFID data processing method. The RFID reader generates a specific query message to a plurality of RFIDs, receives a first response message corresponding to the query message from at least one RFID among the RFIDs, and... Agent: LexyoumeIPGroup, LLC

20090115583 - Method and apparatus for digital signal integrated with power cable: A control system for vehicle accessories or similar items remote from the controls is connected via only the power connection to the accessories, the control signal being a pulse train impressed on the power connection. The modulation may be a frequency shift keyed waveform and each accessory may have a... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090115584 - In-vehicle call apparatus: In an in-vehicle theft call apparatus, when a relevant vehicle is in a non-stopped state, an electric power supply from an in-vehicle battery is maintained to both a Cellular wireless section and a PCS wireless section. Thus, a wide range wireless communication area can be secured. In contrast, when the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090115585 - Security access system, apparatus, and method: A security access system and method is disclosed. In one embodiment, a vehicle access security system, comprising a transmitter element, a detector element, a receiver element, and a computational element is taught, wherein the transmitter element transmits a modulated vehicle access signal into a predetermined communications channel, which is detected... Agent: Directed Electronics, Inc.

20090115588 - Emergency intervention system and appropriate method for automatically redressing malfunctions in means of transport: The invention proposes an emergency intervention system and a method for automatically redressing malfunctions in means of transport (41). A sensor system (401) in an emergency intervention system (80) is used to detect occurring malfunctions and an activation apparatus (203) is used to generate dedicated activation signal data on the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090115586 - Multifunctional collimator indicator: The present invention relates to indication systems providing augmented visual support for the operator of a motor vehicle, vessel or an aircraft. The indication system is positioned in the location of a traditional vehicular gauge dashboard. The indication system consists of an image formulator and an optical collimator system with... Agent: Matvey Lvovskiy

20090115587 - Single-chip microcomputer controller for automobile instruments: This invention makes known by the single-chip microcomputer controller for the automobile instruments. Its characteristic is that that one port of the presetting parameters keyboard links with the master chip, another port is grounded. One port of the presetting parameters switch links with the master chip, another port is grounded.... Agent: GlobalIPServices

20090115589 - Method and computer program for identification of inattentiveness by the driver of a vehicle: A method and a computer program for identifying when the driver of a vehicle, in particular a motor vehicle, is not paying attention. In order to make it possible to make a more reliable statement on the presence of any inattentiveness by the driver, the method observes a steering action... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090115590 - Tyre and system for monitoring the tyre during the running of a vehicle: A method for monitoring a tyre during running includes acquiring and storing, at least temporarily, a first curve representing an acceleration profile of a first point of a tread area of the tyre; acquiring and storing, at least temporarily, at least one second curve representing an acceleration profile of a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090115591 - Tyre provided with a device for detecting at least one functional parameter of the tyre itself, and a method for detecting at least one functional parameter in a tyre: Fastened to a tyre is a detecting device consisting of a detecting unit including an antenna operatively connected to a sensor unit and a power supply unit including a piezoelectric element mounted in a housing. The piezoelectric element is disposed within the housing so as to have a first end... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090115592 - Display system, display device, display program, display method, and computer-readable storage memory containing the display program: A display system includes a display device mounted on a vehicle, and a controller arranged to control the display of a plurality of pieces of information regarding the vehicle as an image in the display device. If a display fault occurs in a portion of the display device, the controller... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20090115593 - Vehicular warning system and method: Systems and methods are provided for warning a driver of a first motor vehicle that it is approaching a second motor vehicle. One system includes a processor coupled to a detector and an alarm device. The processor is in cooperation with the detector to determine a speed of the first... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)

20090115594 - Vehicular wireless signal controller and its control method: A vehicular wireless signal controller to work in an emergency warning system is provided that is simultaneously operable through a control head or a remote. The vehicular wireless signal controller includes a remote, a control head, a remote receiver and a control unit. The driver in pursuit or high speed... Agent: Wei-jer Han

20090115595 - Automobile warning light improvement: An improved system to produce the standard slowing, stopping, and being stopped signal and display it simultaneously and uniformly in all applicable rear-end signal lamps for vehicles is disclosed, which system includes connectivity to all rear end warning lights that are allocated for said purpose on vehicles, and which system... Agent: David Black

20090115597 - Energy saving and security system: A system for administrating a network of heating, cooling, lighting, and motion sensors in a building and using the derived information for detecting status changes in the environmental factors being monitored for subsequent use.... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090115596 - In-band communication of alarm status information in a synchronous transport communication system: Techniques are disclosed for in-band communication of alarm status information or other information between physical layer devices comprising a working device and a protection device in a network-based communication system. In one aspect, a protection receive signal is monitored in the protection device for the presence of alarm status information.... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP

20090115598 - Apparatus and method for stimulating scheduled use of a consumable substance: A device for stimulating scheduled use of a consumable substance. The device includes a sensor and an indicator, the indicator having a state which is dependent upon time elapsed since occurrence of a consumption event detected by the sensor.... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP

20090115599 - Automated audio operation support device and methods: A body-mounted electronic audio device playing prerecorded audio statements automatically issued as directed by wirelessly connected stationary computer decision-making using input from wearers and devices within the workplace environment to support to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness especially those in fast food stores.... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja

20090115600 - Context-aware based rfid privacy control system and personal privacy protection method using the same: Disclosed are a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) personal privacy control system and a personal privacy protection method using the same which may dynamically process a privacy level according to peripheral circumstances of an RFID tagged object and an owner of the object, thereby securely protecting personal information associated with the... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090115601 - Footwear with embedded tracking device and method of manufacture: Footwear with an embedded tracking device includes a sole and an upper. The tracking device is disposed in a cavity formed in the top surface of the sole. A wireless communication antenna and/or a location signal antenna is disposed on the upper. The antenna(s) is/are connected to the tracking device... Agent: Henneman & Associates, PLC

20090115602 - Fugitive emissions detection devices: The present invention relates to detection and alarm systems for predicting and detecting the location of spills, leaks, emissions, and/or pollution sources, i.e., unwanted fluid (liquid/gas) flow/escape, at refineries, e.g., oil and gas refineries, and plants, e.g., petrochemical, chemical, pharmaceutical, and food processing plants, and avoiding said unwanted flow/escape. According... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department

20090115603 - Homeland intelligence systems technology \"h-list\": Homeland Intelligence Systems Technology “H-LIST” comprises nano-sensors embedded in a silicon substrate and etched/fused in a micro-fibered material alloyed with miniaturized steel responsive to preventing bullet penetration and to enable effective detection platform on an outfit for monitoring suspicious terrorist activities and for tracking biological and chemical gases, and explosives,... Agent: Joseph A. Tabe

20090115606 - Method and apparatus for secure mode indication: A method and apparatus relating to a hand-held device. The hand-held device comprising a visual indicator utilized to indicate at least one a normal mode or a press-to-test mode, and where in the setting of the visual indicator are tamper proof.... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090115605 - Smart card detectors: A smartcard or other media detects the presence of chemical, biological, radiation, and/or explosive (CBRE) compounds or other items of interest on individuals handling the smartcard or other media. The exposure is stored such that, when the card is presented to a reader, the detection data is transmitted to the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090115604 - System and methods for using a wireless sensor in conjunction with a host controller: Systems and methods for using a wireless sensor in conjunction with a host controller are described. An illustrative system can include a host controller, a wireless sensor device, and a decoder in communication with the wireless sensor device and the host controller. The host controller may include a remote sensor... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090115607 - Tamper detection system: A system and method for detecting radiation from a source in a container is disclosed. A continuous optical fiber path is disposed in a medium which is part of or associated with a container and which encloses the volumetric space of the container. The optical fiber path provides a volumetric... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20090115612 - Alarm systems, remote communication devices, and article security methods: Alarm systems, remote communication devices, and article security methods are described according to some aspects of the disclosure. In one aspect, an article security method includes associating a remote communication device with an article to be secured; using the remote communication device, generating a plurality of electrical signals responsive to... Agent: Sand & Sebolt

20090115611 - Manufacturing method for rfid tag: An RFID tag manufacturing method is including application process in which a heat-curable adhesive is applied to an area where a circuit chip is placed on a base to which antennae are wired so as to be connected with the circuit chip, placement process in which the circuit chip is... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090115610 - Sensor/actuator arrangement and method for locating and guiding moving objects and/or people in an area with the aid of a sensor/actuator arrangement: A sensor/actuator arrangement has at least one sensor element and/or at least one actuator element, and also at least one transmission/reception unit which has at least one first transmission/reception element and a second transmission/reception element for sending and/or receiving signals, wherein the first transmission/reception element is set up such that... Agent: Martin & Ferraro, LLP

20090115608 - Systems and methods for obtaining and using data from a localized location and telemetry system in a wide area location and telemetry system: A wide area location and telemetry system may include a wide area location and telemetry system server that is configured to determine wide area location and telemetry system data about an object when the object is located within the coverage area of the wide area location and telemetry system. The... Agent: Austin Rapp & Hardman

20090115609 - Transaction originating proximate position unattended tracking of asset movements with or without wireless communications coverage: An asset in a group is automatically tracked wherein each asset is tagged, and at least one transport means are associated with at least one Proximate GPS (PGPS) location devices each equipped with a sensor which is receptive to the presence of a known asset. The sensor is able to... Agent: Frederick M. Weaver

20090115613 - Association of rack mounted equipment with rack position: System, method, and computer program for associating a piece of equipment mounted at a position on a rack with the rack and the position on the rack are provided. The system includes a rack comprising a plurality of positions at which pieces of equipment can be mounted on the rack,... Agent: Ibm (rps-blf) C/o Biggers & Ohanian, LLP

20090115614 - Authentication of an electronic tag during access to a service, associated methods and system: The electronic tag is stuck onto a mobile telephone item of equipment so that the transmissions between the electronic tag and the external item of equipment require the presence of the mobile telephone item of equipment.... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090115615 - Pliable material loop tag: A security tag that can be attached to an item or items that provides a zero or low impact to the item or items such as elegant or soft goods. The security tag includes a security element that is enclosed within a pliable material that is looped around the item... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20090115616 - Rfid transponder enclosure for harsh environments: A radio frequency identification device is enclosed in an enclosure suitable for harsh environments, and is resistant to physical, chemical, temperature, and electromagnetic abuse. The enclosure includes a shell member configured to deflect direct blows to the transponder and can be shaped to fit various types of surfaces to which... Agent: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

20090115617 - Information provision system, information provision device, information provision method, terminal device, and display method: An information provision system includes a terminal device, and an information provision device that can communicate with the terminal device. The information provision device includes a communicating section configured to communicate with the terminal device, a head count information managing section configured to manage current head count information for each... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090115618 - Method of generating graphical data and electronic device: There is provided an electronic device, comprising: a receiving unit configured to receive location data generated by a navigation unit of a positioning system, and to receive performance data from a measuring unit, wherein performance parameters of the performance data are associated to corresponding route points included in the received... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20090115619 - Method and system for monitoring the thermal dissipation of a computer processing unit: A method and system are implemented for monitoring the thermal dissipation from a computer processing unit. The system comprises a temperature sensor, and a temperature controller. The temperature controller is configured to set a temperature observation window in a first temperature range, gradually narrow the observation window from the first... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20090115620 - Current switch with automatic calibration: A current switch is automatically calibrated when a flow of electric current is initiated in a power cable.... Agent: Chernoff, Vilhauer, Mcclung & Stenzel

20090115622 - Method of determining and monitoring a distance travelled by a marine vessel connected to anchor: A method is disclosed for monitoring the position of a floating object. The method starts by receiving as input at least a position of the floating object, and an orientation of the floating object. A horizontal distance between the floating object and an anchor coupled to the floating object is... Agent: Charles N.j. Ruggiero Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, L.L.P.

20090115621 - Systems and methods for providing location-specific information: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media are disclosed for providing location-specific information. One such method includes receiving location information corresponding to communication devices. The location information is determined based on characteristics of Internet communications and/or mobile wireless communications of the communication devices. A determination is then made based on the location... Agent: Hope Baldauff Hartman, LLC

20090115623 - Bidirectional telemetry apparatus and methods for wellbore operations: A system and method for communicating data between a downhole tool and a surface controller is provided that comprises a rotating drill string extending in a borehole and having a downhole telemetry module disposed proximate a bottom end thereof and transmitting a first signal across a telemetry channel. A surface... Agent: Madan, Mossman & Sriram, P.C.

20090115624 - Communication system for communication with and remote activation of downhole tools and devices used in association with wells for production of hydrocarbons: A system for communicating with downhole tools and devices is disclosed. The system includes multiple communication devices which, in combination, permit operators at the surface to operate downhole tools and to receive feedback regarding the state of the tools.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090115625 - Mwd data transmission: An MWD data transmission system and method for determining and transmitting the environmental properties of the downhole borehole assembly (BHA) to surface data receivers via mud pulse telemetry, EM telemetry, or both mud pulse telemetry and EM telemetry based on one or more determined properties of the downhole environment.... Agent: Winstead PC

20090115626 - Electronic meter for networked meter reading: An automatic meter reading (AMR) data communication network for relaying meter commodity information includes a commodity provider node, a gateway node configured to communicate with the commodity provider node, and meter nodes configured to measure commodity characteristic data and communicate with the gateway node and with other meter nodes. A... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090115629 - moving and stationary body system interfacing with a communications medium: A moving or rotating body and a stationary body having a wireless communication link with each other. The communication link may involve RF telemetry. The stationary body may provide power in a wireless manner to the rotating body. The moving body may be a rotation sensor for determining torque, speed... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090115628 - Systems and methods for wireless processing and adapter-based communication with a medical device: A system according to one aspect of the present invention comprises a processor, an adapter that includes a medical device transceiver, a data relay transceiver, and a memory coupled to the processor. The memory stores instructions that are executed by the processor to wirelessly receive data from a medical device... Agent: Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20090115627 - Moving and stationary body system using telemetry: A moving or rotating body and a stationary body having a wireless communication link with each other. The communication link may involve RF telemetry. The stationary body may provide power in a wireless manner to the rotating body. The moving body may be a rotation sensor for determining torque, speed... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090115631 - Exterior mirror with indicator: A mirror reflective element sub-assembly suitable for use for an exterior rearview mirror assembly of a vehicle includes a mirror reflective element, a mirror back plate having an indicator receiving portion established thereat, and a signal indication module having a light source. The signal indication module attaches to the indicator... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20090115630 - Signal apparatus for facilitating safe backup of vehicles: Systems and methods which allow a spotter external to a vehicle to provide signals to a driver of the vehicle in order to facilitate safe backup operations of the vehicle are disclosed. A wireless transmitter, in wireless communication with a receiver positioned within the vehicle, is operated by the spotter.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090115632 - Terminal and computer program product for receiving traffic information, method of providing signal light information, and method of guiding signal: A terminal and computer program product for receiving traffic information, a method of providing traffic light information, and a method of guiding a signal are provided. The method of providing traffic light information includes receiving a message comprising traffic light information and having a hierarchical structure; acquiring the traffic light... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090115633 - Methods and systems for automated warning device: Methods and systems for automatically sounding a vehicle warning are provided. The method includes determining when the vehicle is within a predetermined distance to a warning area, and determining a speed of approach of the vehicle to the warning area. The method also includes determining an initiation point to activate... Agent: John S. Beulick (12729 +2000) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090115634 - Vehicle detecting system based on ground sense coil: This invention relates a vehicle detecting system based on ground sense coil, mainly comprising a sense coil and a vehicle detector. The ground sense coil possesses a driving and detecting unit while the vehicle detector has central processing unit (CPU). The drive, the detecting unit and the CPU own separate... Agent: Ying Chen Chen Yoshimura LLP

20090115635 - Detection and classification of running vehicles based on acoustic signatures: A method and apparatus for identifying running vehicles in an area to be monitored using acoustic signature recognition. The apparatus includes an input sensor for capturing an acoustic waveform produced by a vehicle source, and a processing system. The waveform is digitized and divided into frames. Each frame is filtered... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090115636 - Fuelage information display panel: The present invention provides a fuselage information display panel of an aircraft for displaying a display section arranged vertically and horizontally provided for each of a plurality of different information items. The display section changes color according to the contents of the displayed information (e.g., whether the displayed information identifies... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090115637 - Aircraft-centered ground maneuvering monitoring and alerting system: A monitoring system for alerting operators of aircraft or other vehicles when they are approaching a geographical feature of interest, such as a runway, taxiway or other aircraft. The system includes a database having at least one geo-referenced chart, a processor, a positioning system configured to identify a number of... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20090115638 - Vehicle positioning system using location codes in passive tags: Vehicles driving on a roadway interrogate passive tags in or on lanes of the roadway. Codes in the tags represent locations along the highway and which lane the vehicle is traveling in. Units in the vehicles communicate longitudinal and lane positions derived from the codes among each other or with... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090115639 - Method and system for indicating a location of a vehicle: Methods and systems for indicating the location of a vehicle to a user are provided. An alert is generated with a device onboard the vehicle when a distance between an electronic device and the vehicle is less than a predetermined distance. A property of the alert is varied to indicate... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)

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