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Communications: electrical June invention type 06/09

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06/25/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20090160603 - Locating rfid tags: A method and RFID tag for locating RFID tags. A passive RFID tag A receives a polling command transmitted from a RFID reader and addressed to another passive RFID tag B. The RFID tag A determines that the polling command is not addressed to the RFID tag A and consequently,... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts

20090160604 - Rfid equipped vehicle immobilizer systems including speed control zones and methods relating thereto: A vehicle speed control system includes an RFID equipped vehicle having a computer system for controlling operating functions of the vehicle, a transmitting and receiving station positioned adjacent a speed control zone, capability for sending a speed control command from the transmitting and receiving station to the vehicle, cooperative components... Agent: Donald Bollella Db Technical Consulting

20090160606 - Lock system with user self-enrollment method: A lock system (10) includes a lock adjustable between locked and unlocked configurations and at least one and preferably two input devices (30, 22) each configured to generate or/and receive user input, each input having a value. A controller (16) is operatively with the lock, coupled with the input device(s)... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20090160607 - Vehicle key fob having a communications circuit: A vehicle key fob for communicating information between one or more electronic devices, such as a personal or laptop computer, and a wireless-enabled vehicle. In one embodiment, a wired communications link is established between the electronic device and the vehicle key fob over a wired connection, such as a USB... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.

20090160608 - Motorcar: A motorcar contains a metallic door for opening and closing an entry space to the inside of the car body; a door handle by which the door is opened and closed; a door-lock system for the locking/unlocking door; a radio-wave-permeable lid that covers an opening formed so as to correspond... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090160605 - Interrogation system employing prior knowledge about an object to discern an identity thereof: An interrogation system employable with an object having a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag and method of operating the same. In one embodiment, the interrogation system includes a database having prior knowledge about the object, and an interrogator that scans the RFID tag and discerns additional information therefrom about the... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.

20090160609 - Method for unlocking a locked computing device and computing device thereof: A method for unlocking a locked computing device includes obtaining biometric information utilizing the computing device, determining whether the biometric information meets a predetermined requirement, unlocking the computing device when the biometric information obtained meets the predetermined requirement, and maintaining a locked status of the computing device when the biometric... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090160614 - Assembly work supporting method and system: Detecting whether components are combined and coupled correctly in assembly work is performed by correct and simple operations. The proposed method includes reading a first IC tag attached to a joint part of a first component and a second IC tag attached to a joint part of a second component... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP

20090160613 - Cartridge for including at least rfid tag and appratus for communicating with rfid tag: This disclosure discloses an apparatus for producing RFID label includes: a cartridge holder detachable with respect to a cartridge having a base tape provided with a RFID circuit element provided with an IC circuit part and a tag antenna, a loop antenna configured to transmit/receive information with the RFID circuit... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20090160615 - Contact-less tag with signature, and applications thereof: A method which comprises generating a first signature by encoding an identifier with a first additional data set at a first time instant; responding to a first read request from a tag reader by releasing the first signature; generating a second signature by encoding the identifier with a second additional... Agent: Smart & Biggar

20090160617 - Credit, security, debit cards and the like with buttons: A card is provided, such as a credit card or security card, that may transmit information to a magnetic stripe reader via a magnetic emulator. The emulator may transmit the information in order to reduce the amount of circuitry needed to emulate a particular block of information. Additionally, for example,... Agent: Jeffrey D. Mullen

20090160611 - Enhanced communication via rfid interrogator: An RFID portal is enhanced to provide communication capability to RFID communication enabled devices. Such devices include cameras, PDAs, voice communicator, keyboards, displays, indicators, storage devices, etc. Devices are made RFID communication enabled by providing them with an RFID interface and an RFID tag “front end”. Such an enhanced device... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20090160619 - Inductively coupled module and item with inductively coupled module: An inductively coupled module includes a wireless IC chip and a feeder circuit substrate which is connected to the wireless IC chip and which includes a feeder circuit including an inductance element and a capacitance element. The feeder circuit substrate is made of a biodegradable plastic so as to prevent... Agent: Murata Manufacturing Company, Ltd. C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20090160612 - Measurement system, measurement method and new use of antenna: The invention relates to a measuring system for detecting radio-frequency tags, a measuring method, and a new use for a leaky waveguide. The measuring system comprises a reading device and an antenna, which is connected to reading device for connecting to the tags. According to the invention, the antenna is... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090160618 - Method to personalize consumer items for use in outdoor activities: The present invention provides a method to personalize and enhance the value of consumer items for use in outdoor activities. It utilizes radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, computers, PDAs, and cell phones to link, record, and retrieve positional, personal, and historical data. The personalization and association of an object to... Agent: Monto H. Kumagai

20090160610 - Pseudorandom number generator: One embodiment of the invention includes a pseudorandom number generator (PRNG) for generating pseudorandom numbers for a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag. The PRNG includes an analog portion configured to generate a pseudorandom number seed having a value that varies based on sampling a received RF signal. A digital portion... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090160616 - Seat belt system: A seat belt monitoring system is provided. The seat belt monitoring system includes a seat belt system. The seat belt system has a first portion including a seat belt webbing and a tongue. The seat belt system also includes a buckle. A radio frequency device is associated with the first... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090160620 - Smartbeam visibility network: A method for providing real-time visibility on a construction project includes steps of: attaching a low-frequency, ultra low-power, two-way transceiver radio tag to each construction material to be used in the construction project; storing data relating to the construction material in the tag; and reading the data from the transceiver... Agent: Michael J. Buchenhorner

20090160622 - Dividing tagged items into subsets: A method and system for dividing a set of tagged items into subsets. Each tagged item is tagged with a passive RFID tag. A RFID reader is instructed to poll the RFID tags of all tagged items in a specified region having fixed boundaries to generate information including, for each... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts

20090160623 - Method for identifying an electronic label, electronic label and base station for implementing said method: The invention relates to a method for identifying electronic labels provided with an identification code consisting of a plurality of rows, by means of a base station emitting interrogation commands (104, 108, 124, 128, 140) specifying at least one row of said code, each label emitting, in response to the... Agent: The Jansson Firm

20090160624 - Traceability system: An individual article management arrangements for managing an individual article distributed through a plurality of sites with a form thereof changed at least one of said plurality of sites, including: information processing apparatuses installed at said plurality of sites; and a data center apparatus connected to each of said information... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090160621 - Multimedia article management facility: A method is presented for managing user preferences upon reading a multimedia article. The method may include receiving a request to read the multimedia article, and reading a RFID tag coupled to the multimedia article. The RFID tag may store user preference information for reading the multimedia article. The user... Agent: Ibm Corp. (austin)

20090160625 - Communication apparatus, non-contact type ic card, signal selection method and program product: A communication apparatus receiving a signal via a non-contact communication is provided. The communication apparatus includes a plurality of demodulation mechanisms demodulating in parallel multiple modulated signals obtained by splitting a received signal, a characteristics comparison mechanism comparing with each other, in a detection phase of synchronous codes of output... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090160626 - Method for setting home code in network system and device for network: The present invention relates to a method for setting a home code in a network system and a device for a network system. The method and device allow a user to conveniently remote control the operation of and monitor the operational state of appliances. Thanks to the method and device,... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20090160627 - Power line communicaton for electrical fixture control: We disclose an apparatus capable of receiving control command data for one or more electrical fixtures and modulating an alternating current by modifying firing phase angles to transmit the data corresponding to the control commands via a power line transmitting the alternating current.... Agent: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

20090160628 - Guidance system and method: The invention teaches using a directional light source to direct light at a target having directional indicia thereon. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.

20090160629 - Vehicle monitoring system: A vehicle monitoring system which can readily identify information transmitted from each detecting device without requiring registration of identifying information of the detecting device is to be provided. Detecting devices transmit vehicle information including at least the result of detection and self-identifying information; a tractor relaying device and a trailer... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090160630 - Driver assistance system and method with object detection facility: A method is provided for attracting the attention of a motor vehicle driver to a potential hazardous spot in an image, which is illustrated in a real form on a display of the motor vehicle or in a virtual form in a region of the motor vehicle. At least one... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090160631 - Method and control device for recognising inattentiveness according to at least one parameter which is specific to a driver: A method and a control unit are provided for detecting when the driver of a motor vehicle becomes inattentive. In order to be able to reliably draw conclusions about the presence of inattentiveness of the driver, it is proposed to observe not only a steering inactivity phase but also a... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090160632 - Wheel identifying apparatus and tire inflation pressure detecting apparatus with function of wheel identification: A wheel identifying apparatus according to the present invention includes a plurality of transceivers, a triggering device, a receiver, and a wheel identifier. Each of the transceivers is located on one of a plurality of wheels of a vehicle and works to receive a trigger signal and transmit a response... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090160633 - Brake light system for utility vehicle: A brake lighting system for a lightweight utility vehicle is provided. The brake lighting system can comprise a pressure sensitive brake light switch (PSBLS) operably connected to a brake pedal subassembly of the vehicle. The PSBLS is configured such that depression of a brake pedal included in the brake pedal... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090160634 - System and method for terminal truck management: A system for management of port terminal operations is disclosed as one of the embodiments of the invention. The system includes a plurality of task communication devices, a plurality of first and second display devices, and a task dispatch system. Each of the task communication devices is associated with a... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090160635 - Method for the distribution of emergency alert information over an ip home network: In some embodiments, a method for the distribution of emergency alert information over an IP home network is presented. In this regard, an alert agent is introduced to receive an emergency alert, to discover remote user interface (RUI) clients on a home network, to construct custom alerts for the discovered... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global

20090160636 - Intruder detection systems for access hatches: A wireless alarm system comprising a master unit 6 and multiple slave units 4 that uses the hatch itself as a radio frequency transmission medium for communication and is able to detect and verify attacks on the hatch by forced opening, drilling, cutting, grinding and introduction of liquid contaminant.... Agent: Hatchguard, Inc.

20090160637 - Wireless event status communication system, device and method: A wireless event status communication system, device and method are disclosed. In one form, a wireless enabled notification system includes a wireless informer operably associated with an environmental element having more than one operating state and operable to determine a current operating state of the environmental element and to communicate... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20090160639 - Keyless alert system and method for automobiles: A keyless alert system for use in a car incorporating a keyless control system including a master controller and a remote controller co-operable via an RF communication link. The keyless alert system comprises a master alert unit in the master controller, a remote alert unit in the remote controller, and... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20090160638 - Radio frequency identification reader system: In general, the disclosure describes a radio frequency identification (“RFID”) reader system is disclosed. In particular, the RFID reader system is preferably mobile and determines both the existence and general location of at least one RFID-tagged object of interest.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090160640 - User interface for electronic devices: A system is disclosed including an electronic device having a case housing an operative portion, such as a sound system, CD Player, or the like. A bay is formed in the case and includes a communication channel interface electrically coupled to the operative portion. The system further includes a portable... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20090160641 - Personal alarm system for obtaining assistance from remote recipients: The present invention provides a personal alarm system including a communication device for transmitting a signal to a recipient such as a signal monitoring center or rescue or other emergency authorities. An interface module, including a user-programmable memory and a user interface, controls the communication device. A triggering key is... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090160642 - Method and apparatus for wirelessly receiving biological signal: A method of wirelessly receiving a biological signal is provided. Thus, it is possible to considerably reduce power consumption of a wireless biological signal receiver by determining a transmission period of an externally received biological signal, setting an operation mode of the wireless biological signal receiver to an active mode... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090160643 - Personal emergency notification device with usage monitoring: A personal security apparatus includes a transmitting device having an event detector initiating different signals which indicate different event types. A transceiver receives the signals from the transmitting device and interprets each signal as corresponding to a particular event type. The transceiver sends respective event type alert signals to a... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090160644 - Active tags: Active tags are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, an active tag is made similar to a shell in shape. The tag includes two parts, one is referred to as a cover and the other one is referred to as a base. The base includes a trigger... Agent: Silicon Valley Patent Agency

20090160649 - Contact-less tag with signature, and applications thereof: An arrangement of goods, comprising: a plurality of units of an article, the units equipped with respective contactlessly readable tags; each of said tags comprising a respective memory configured to store a respective signature; the signatures stored in the memories of said tags appearing scrambled relative to one another when... Agent: Smart & Biggar

20090160651 - Identification band: Updateable, customizable identification bands are disclosed herein. The identification band may include a band having an opening therein and at least one transparent surface. An information tag is insertable into the opening and is visible through the at least one transparent surface. The information tag is updateable, customizable or replaceable.... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20090160648 - Method and apparatus for bulk calibrating rfid tags: A method and apparatus for bulk calibrating self-tuning radio frequency identification (“RFID”) tags wherein a plurality of the tags are simultaneously exposed to a broadcast RF signal of sufficient strength and for a sufficient period of time to assure self-calibration of all tags.... Agent: J. V. Myers & Associates, PC

20090160650 - Methods and apparatus for arbitrary antenna phasing in an electronic article surveillance system: A method for controlling electronic article surveillance (EAS) transmissions is described. The method includes calculating system parameters associated with one or more of a desired frequency a desired duty cycle, and a desired phase difference between antennas for a transmitter, and initializing a counter with a value based on the... Agent: Frank Cona Sr. Intellectual Property Conusel

20090160647 - Rfid tag detection method and system: An RFID tag detection method and system are described. The method comprises transmitting, in a predetermined area, a predetermined number of RFID tag request signals. The method also comprises determining that an RFID tag is positioned within the predetermined area based on a comparison of a count of zero or... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090160652 - Semiconductor integrated circuit device, and non-contact type ic card and portable information terminal using the semiconductor integrated circuit device: The present invention provides a semiconductor integrated circuit device and a non-contact type IC card and a portable information terminal which uses the semiconductor integrated circuit device. The semiconductor integrated circuit device includes antenna terminals LA, LB which are connected to an antenna L1, a power source circuit B5 which... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090160646 - System and method for monitoring and tracking inventories: A technique is provided for monitoring and tracking inventories within one or more assets. The technique includes sensing a plurality of parameters associated with each of the one or more assets. The plurality of parameters includes a positional information of the asset. The technique further includes activating RFID tags attached... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20090160645 - Voice over rfid: A wearable mobile computer communicates with a headset worn by an operator using a communication channel established between the computer and a radio frequency identification (“RFID”) tag located in the headset. The headset may be configured for receive only (voice travels only from the computer to the headset) or configured... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20090160653 - Anti-metal rfid tag and manufacturing method thereof: An anti-metal radio frequency identification (RFID) tag and a manufacturing method thereof are described. The anti-metal RFID tag includes a substrate having a first surface and a second surface on an opposite side thereof; a planar integral antenna formed on the first surface of the substrate; a RFID transceiver chip... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090160654 - Articles containing chipless radio frequency identification elements: A container comprising a body having embedded therein a plurality of chipless radio frequency identification elements. The chipless radio frequency identification elements comprises a plurality of categories of resonant elements. The resonant elements can be utilized in a system having a binary code feature. The combination of different resonant elements... Agent: Paul D. Yasger Abbott Laboratories

20090160656 - Analyte monitoring system alarms: Some embodiments disclosed provide a method for determining whether to activate a notification in an analyte monitoring system. The method includes receiving a projection time period, determining a measurement of a concentration of an analyte in a sample of bodily fluid, determining whether the measurement of the concentration of the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090160659 - Dual detection sensor system for a washroom device: A detection system for a washroom device evaluates outputs from an active sensor and a passive sensor to determine whether to activate the device (e.g., operate a valve in a sink or a lavatory). The active sensor has a transmitter that directs a light beam to a selected zone and... Agent: Delta Faucet Company C/o Masco Corporation Leon E. Redman, Esq.

20090160655 - Eye protection apparatus: An eye protection apparatus includes a sensor adapted for sensing the presence of a person within a predetermined distance range in front of a monitor and outputting a pulse signal, an amplifier unit connected to the sensor for receiving the pulse signal and outputting an amplified signal, a comparator connected... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090160657 - Monitoring system: A method of monitoring monitored locations by means of a monitoring system. The monitoring system comprises a plurality of monitoring modules 1, each of which has a light-sensitive sensor for monitoring the monitored locations. The monitoring system further comprises a remote monitoring station 3 with an operator. The method comprises... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090160658 - Systems and methods for providing semantically enhanced identity management: Systems and methods are provided to enhance biometric data available to authorities to identify individuals by linking the available biometric data semantically to data from other sources to improve identity management using a semantic computing server that builds a semantic graph based on the data. Using a semantic graph helps... Agent: Wilmerhale/new York

20090160660 - Method and system for guarding a person in a building: The movement of persons is indicated at least at two predefined locations in a building with motion detectors (108, 110) intended for monitoring each location and fastened to the building. By means of the detections, the movement of each person is detected from a predefined initial location (102) to a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090160661 - Alarm system employing existing conductive aspect of copper lines as well as optional pressure switch sensor for triggering a copper theft event: A theft preventative system, such as which is specifically associated with high resale value metals employed in heating, cooling and ventilation (HVAC) assemblies. A first embodiment utilizes a transformer and relay arrangement creating a closed circuit through the lines of conductive copper pipe, via interconnecting wires, and which is also... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20090160662 - Apparatus and method for providing power to a network interface device: An apparatus and a method for providing power to a network interface device are disclosed. The apparatus includes a gateway device and a battery back-up and power unit. The battery back-up and power unit provides power to the gateway device, which in turn provides powers to the network interface device.... Agent: Wall & Tong, LLP/ Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.

20090160663 - Electrical ground protection device, circuit tester and method of circuit condition detection: An apparatus and method for protecting against electrocution hazards that arise when an appliance is electrically connected to a miswired single-phase AC electrical source which includes an energized ground lead are described. The apparatus includes one or more sensors that detect electrical energy in the ground lead combined with a... Agent: Metz Lewis, LLC

20090160665 - Power failure alarm: A power failure alarm for use in sounding a warning in the occasion of a power failure, with built in electrical connectors, and a temporary source of light. The device is housed in a molded plastic enclosure in a rectangular shape and includes an emergency light, night-light, flashlight, and power... Agent: Greenberg & Lieberman, LLC

20090160664 - Power supply and power cord for max power setting: Apparatus, methods, and systems are disclosed for a power supply adapted to receive power from an outlet, the power input having a property, such as amperage, frequency or voltage. An indicator is provided on the connector to the power cord to indicate a value for the property to the power... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090160666 - System and method for operating and powering an electronic device: At least one movement being applied to an electronic device is sensed and the movement is associated with an interaction with the electronic device. The device is operated at least in part according to the movement and at least some of the at least one movement is converted into energy.... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery

20090160667 - Surveillance system: This invention relates generally to the field of surveillance systems, and in particular to fault and alarm condition reporting to a monitoring system. The surveillance system comprises a plurality of identification sensors and a measurement device coupled to each of the plurality of identification sensors for measuring the acceleration thereof.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090160669 - Method for passing a failsafe alarm signal through a life safety system that experiences a catastrophic failure: An improved life safety system provides ability to detect a catastrophic failure within a network node of the life safety system, and to subsequently pass a failsafe alarm signal through a network node, and through the life safety system, despite the catastrophic failure, which may be a failed main processor... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20090160668 - Services portal: A user device may be capable of providing a service portal and feedback on the condition of the user device, such as a user device. A condition analysis of the user device may be performed by a user, such as a person or a computing device. A condition analysis may... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd Attorneys For Client Number 007131

20090160670 - Object locator system: An object locator system comprises an activation unit and a remote locator where the remote locator may be attached to an easily misplaced object, such as a key or key-ring. The activation unit comprises additional functionality to induce the operator to carry it routinely so that it might be available... Agent: Michael Bell

20090160671 - Method and touchpad interface device using light for displaying level:

20090160672 - Electric hand control, especially for electrically adjustable hospital and care beds: An electric hand control, especially for electrically adjustable hospital and care beds comprising a number of control keys (3) located over a number of switches (2), and where a spring element (6) is mounted between the control keys (3) and the switches (2) so that an after migration of the... Agent: Dykema Gossett PLLC

20090160673 - Mobile wireless device with location-dependent capability: A system for controlling a plurality of surveillance, monitoring and security devices within a prescribed area, including a mobile transmitter device configured to transmit a wireless signal to a remote device. Where the remote device controls the area-specific systems in response to the wireless signal. The devices able to be... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090160674 - Wi-fi enabled telemetry: A wireless telemetry system that leverages the ubiquitous Wi-Fi routers and public internet to communicate the level of propane in a tank to the propane distributor is disclosed. The system also allows the user of the fuel to monitor the level and modify the usage habits. Furthermore, the distributor can... Agent: Reddy Vangala

20090160675 - Method and system for monitoring road surface conditions: Monitoring road surface conditions using a mobile computer unit carried by a vehicle operating on a road network and adapted to detect information about the road surface conditions. The detection may be done by means of bump sensors which may also provide information on the size and the depth of... Agent: Ibm Corporation Intellectual Property Law

20090160676 - Retrieving and presenting dynamic traffic information: A system, a method and computer-readable media for presenting dynamic traffic information. A user profile is stored, and advisory data based on the user profile is gathered. The advisory data may include traffic information associated with road segments identified by the user profile. Upon receiving a user input, the advisory... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090160677 - Dynamic traffic announcement: A traffic announcement system for a motor vehicle utilizes a vehicular navigation system covering a geographical area, a receiver that receives traffic announcement signals, an in-vehicle audio system for presenting to a driver of the vehicle the received traffic announcements, and a controller linked to the navigation system and to... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC

20090160678 - Warning apparatus and method: A warning apparatus for installation on a vehicle is disclosed. The warning apparatus may include a detector for detecting a road hazard and a display that is activated to transmit an alert in response to detection of the hazard.... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP

20090160679 - Automatic sequencing based on wireless connectivity: A method of determining the sequence of traversing nodes in a communication network is provided. The method comprises with each node, determining other nodes in the network it can reach in a single hop. Creating a local sequence connection order based on the determined other nodes the node can reach... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

06/18/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20090153288 - Handheld electronic devices with remote control functionality and gesture recognition: Handheld electronic devices are provided that have remote control functionality and gesture recognition features. The handheld electronic device may have remote control functionality in addition to cellular telephone, music player, or handheld computer functionality. The handheld electronic devices may have a touch sensitive display screen. The handheld electronic devices may... Agent: G. Victor Treyz

20090153289 - Handheld electronic devices with bimodal remote control functionality: Handheld electronic devices are provided that have bimodal remote control functionality and gesture recognition features. The handheld electronic device may have gestural interface functionality in a first mode and graphical interface functionality in a second mode. The handheld electronic device may have remote control functionality in addition to cellular telephone,... Agent: G. Victor Treyz

20090153291 - Method and apparatus for communicating access to a lockbox: A real estate security system is described wherein access to a lockbox, that houses a key, causes automatic notification to an owner/occupant associated with the property. Such a communication can be used to alert the owner/occupant that a real estate showing is started or completed, that a friend or family... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20090153292 - Business and software security and storage methods, devices and applications: The current invention describes methods and apparatuses for providing improved security for access to networks, on and off the Internet. A series of sign-in options configured according to several parameters prevent several types of automatic hacking. The nature of the choices for access, the method of controlling one's choices, and... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

20090153293 - System and method for controlling access to a handheld device by validating fingerprints: A method for controlling access to a handheld device (1) by validating fingerprints includes: storing original fingerprint characteristic values of corresponding user accounts in a memory (12) of the handheld device; controlling a fingerprint scanning device (11) in the handheld device to scan a login fingerprint of a user accessing... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090153290 - Secure interface for access control systems: An access control system and methods utilizing secure Wiegand communication interface are disclosed. In one example embodiment, an access control system includes an a plurality of RFID cards, a RFID reader and an access controller. The RFID reader collects user identification information communicated thereto via RFID cards and forwards it... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20090153294 - Mechanical key code verification system: A mechanical key code verification system including a mechanical key and a lock apparatus into which the mechanical key is inserted. The mechanical key includes a key body. A key code pattern formed on the key body includes a plurality of recessed portions and a plurality of non-recessed portions. A... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.

20090153295 - Smart keyless entry system: A transmitting antenna to transmit a request signal in a vehicle compartment is disposed off the center line of the vehicle compartment in a vehicle width direction. The output strength of the request signal transmitted by the transmitting antenna is switched in such a manner that a receivable output range... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC

20090153296 - Keyless control system: A keyless control system for a motor vehicle or other structure operates to activate a device associated with the structure. The system includes a smart relay operating in conjunction with a control circuit, and a signal receiver which activates the relay upon receipt of an appropriate control signal. The signal... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20090153297 - Smart card system with ergonomic fingerprint sensor and method of using: A unitized smart card device with a partial fingerprint sensor, ergonomic guides and a processor is disclosed. The smart card contains secure memory, battery, and a processor to run the fingerprint sensor. The ergonomic guides help insure that the users finger properly swipes the fingerprint sensor. The smart card be... Agent: Stevens Law Group

20090153301 - Image transfer identification system: The present invention provides A method for identifying lost individuals comprising the steps of (a) compiling a first individual data contact; (b) entering the first individual data contact sheet information into a computer mediated contact database; (c) compiling a first individual tag identifier; (d) entering the first individual tag identifier... Agent: Steven B. Stein

20090153302 - Method and system for tracking user performance: A system and method for using RFID technology to track resource performance and task completion is disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment, a fob and an RFID reader may engage in mutual authentication. Where the RFID reader and the fob successfully mutually authenticate, the fob may transmit to the RFID reader... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella (amex)

20090153303 - Multi-band wireless communication device and method: The present invention relates to a wireless communication device, such as a transponder, that has a plurality of antennas for multi-frequency usage. The wireless communication device comprises a control system, communication electronics, memory, and the aforementioned antennas. A wireless communication device having a pole antenna may be used with one... Agent: Christensen O'connor Johnson Kindness PLLC

20090153300 - Rfid transponder with high downlink data rate: A RFID transponder includes a high quality factor antenna, and a resonance capacitor coupled to the high quality factor antenna for providing a resonant circuit. The RFID transponder has a symmetrical RF input stage and is adapted to vary the quality factor of the resonant circuit such that the quality... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090153298 - System and method for forecasting location of mobile object: A method and system forecasting the location of a mobile object in a network by utilizing Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. The network consists of a plurality of nodes connected with each other, at lease one RFID reader having a monitoring range is disposed at each node of the network... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090153299 - Wrapping with antenna: A radio a frequency identification (RFID) system includes a RFID reader, and a RFID tag affixed to an asset, the asset surrounded in a wrapping having one or more conductive elements in proximity to the RFID tag to enable radio frequency (RF) signal distribution.... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv3)

20090153305 - Method and system for locating objects: A method and a system for locating objects is described, effective against any loss of items. The system is provided with high autonomy, capable of effectively tackling the unforeseeable and variable nature typical of forgetfulness, without for this reason being indiscrete and without the system itself constituting another object to... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd

20090153306 - Security system: The invention relates to a security system consisting of at least two security modules that are connected to a network and transmit data via the network. At least one of the security modules can be switched into an energy-saving mode by a first local event, an idle command generated by... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20090153304 - Side loaded shorted patch rfid tag: An RFID tag includes a circuit board assembly having a substrate comprised of a material with a high dielectric constant of greater than approximately 4 and having a first side and a second side. A patch antenna is mounted to the first side of the substrate. A metallic ground plane... Agent: Taylor & Aust, P.C.

20090153307 - Position measurement terminal and method using locations of position identifying tags: A position measurement terminal using locations of position identifying tags includes a photographing unit that photographs one of a plurality of position identifying tags including tag identifying information and processes an image of the photographed position identifying tag; a control and operation unit that performs a control and operation for... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090153308 - Apparatus and method for managing user memory of rfid tag: The present invention relates to a device and method for managing a memory of an RFID tag. The present invention provides an apparatus for managing a user memory of an RFID tag. The apparatus includes a memory usage information storing unit, a memory registration-management unit, and a memory referring unit.... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090153310 - Apparatus for producing rfid tag and rfid tag editing apparatus: A tag label printer has a device antenna that can transmit/receive information to/from a RFID circuit element provided with an IC circuit part storing information and a tag antenna that transmits/receive information and performs issuance processing of a RFID label using a tag tape provided with the RFID circuit element... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090153309 - Synchronization method between reader and tag: Disclosed is a synchronization method between a reader and tag according to an example embodiment, the method including: transmitting, by the reader, a first write command message to the tag at a first time; detecting, by the tag, the first write command message from the reader at a second time... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090153311 - Car authentication system using telematics and smart card: A car authentication system using telematics and a smart card includes a part unit, a communication unit, and a database server. The part unit includes parts that are provided with respective unique identification numbers and operate in cooperation with one another through CAN communication. The communication unit is provided in... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090153312 - Information recording apparatus: Image and sound information are acquired from a camera and a microphone and the information is stored into a second RAM for a first time period from detection of occurrence of an abnormal condition of a vehicle by a sensor. When occurrence of an abnormal condition of the vehicle has... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090153313 - Control and warning device for a lane keeping system in particular: A control and warning device and method, in particular for a lane keeping system of a motor vehicle, includes a control unit, a warning unit, an activation unit, and a display unit. The control unit has a data and/or signal connection to the lane keeping system, a warning unit, an... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090153314 - Indicator display module: An indicator display module includes a display face for informing an operator of a monitored condition and a housing having first and second ends. The display face is attached to the first end. The housing provides support to electrical components located within the housing. A cover is fixedly attached to... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20090153315 - Method for diagnosing error of vehicle electronic component: A method for diagnosing an error of a vehicle electronic component capable of being performed without an actual driving test by building up a database of unusual waveform data that generates an erroneous operation of a vehicle electronic component is disclosed. The unusual waveform data are obtained through a process... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090153316 - Wireless wheel speed sensor: In accordance with one or more aspects of the present invention, a wireless sensing system is disclosed, where the system has particular application to sensing the speed of a vehicle wheel, for example. To sense wheel speed, a sensing unit senses changes in magnetic flux and wirelessly relays a signal... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090153317 - Smart key system using lf antennas of tpms: The present invention provides a smart key system using Low Frequency (LF) antennas of a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), in which a Central Processing Unit (CPU) installed inside a vehicle control locking modules of respective doors to be opened or locked in response to an open/close signal from a... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090153318 - Multi-functional alert safety helmet assembly: A multi-functional alert safety helmet assembly, comprises a safety helmet having a base plate, the base plate being installed with a wireless receiving module and a control unit; the safety helmet further installed with a display panel and indication lamps which are at the base plate; and the display panel... Agent: Wen-lung Cheng

20090153319 - Rfid reader/interrogator sub-band selection: Due to design constraints and installation variability, RFID interrogator antennas do not always function optimally across the entire channel on which they are intended to operate due to diminished antenna bandwidth. Techniques are described for selecting a sub-band of frequencies within the channel on which a particular RFID interrogator can... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20090153320 - Apparatus with reconfiguration function and signal gathering function: The present invention relates to an apparatus with reconfiguration function and signal gathering function. The apparatus with reconfiguration function and signal gathering function according to the present invention comprises a signal gathering unit which gathers at least one alarm digital alarm signal, an alarm signal address setting unit where the... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090153321 - Ascertaining physical routing of cabling interconnects: In a communication network or networked system, cables that interconnect systems or parts of a system are provided with RFID tags embedded at periodic intervals along their lengths. A network of GPS-enabled RFID readers with triangulation capabilities enables the determination of the physical routing of cables within an area of... Agent: Kramer & Amado, P.C.

20090153322 - Information apparatus: The present invention provides for an information apparatus for a trolley, comprising: display means for displaying information to a user; control means; a power source; and a user interface for allowing a user to input data, wherein said information apparatus is arranged for location within a handle of said trolley.... Agent: Lipton, Weinberger & Husick

20090153323 - Alarm activation and deactivation: A method including detecting a coupling of a device with an external unit and automatically enabling an alert in the device to activate at a preset time when the coupling is detected.... Agent: Perman & Green

20090153324 - Design structure for measurement of power consumption within an integrated circuit: An design structure for measuring power consumed during operation of an integrated circuit. The design structure including: a data processing circuit having an input and an output, the data processing circuit configured to generate an output data signal on based on an input data signal; a power measurement circuit configured... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts

20090153326 - Method for locating intruder: Method includes receiving plurality of measured signal strengths, computing estimated intruder signal strength associated with each of plurality of potential intruder locations, and selecting estimated intruder location. Receiving plurality of measured signal strengths includes receiving plurality of measured signal strengths each associated with sensor included in plurality of sensors distributed... Agent: Jay M. Brown

20090153325 - Virtual receptionist method and system: A method of reception includes detecting that an object has entered a first region of a space at a first time. A time period is measured around the first time. A determination is made whether any object has entered a second region of the space within the time period. Thereafter,... Agent: Holme Roberts & Owen, LLP

20090153330 - Demodulating module, rfid system utilizing the demodulating module and method thereof: A demodulating module includes: a processing unit, for generating a control signal; and a demodulator, coupled to the processing unit and stored with a plurality of correlative coefficient masks, for receiving a data signal, selecting one of the correlative coefficient masks according to the control signal, generating a demodulated signal... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090153331 - Information access system, information device, reader/writer and recording medium: An information access system including an information device that is adapted for radio communication with a reader/writer, the information device having a detection data acquisition unit acquiring detection data from a sensor, a detection data storage unit holding the most recent detection data, a first receiving unit detecting the reception... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090153329 - Method of generating activation code for radio frequency identification tag: Disclosed is a method of generating an activation code of a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag including calculating K satisfying a condition that N is set to exceed 2k-1 and to be equal to or less than 2k, when classifying N number of objects through a plurality of RFID tags;... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090153328 - Product display rack system and purchasing behavior analysis program: [MEANS FOR ACHIEVING OBJECT] A system comprising an intelligent shelf (100) having product display shelves (110 to 130) on which the products A to C applied with RFID tags R are displayed, a plurality of antennas (112a to 112c) each having unique antenna numbers and detecting a tag serial number... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090153332 - Test system for radio frequency ic devices and method of manufacturing radio frequency ic devices using the same: A test system for a radio frequency IC device includes a radio frequency IC chip and a radiation strip. The characteristics of the radio frequency IC device are measured by bringing the tip of a probe of a test apparatus in direct contact with a portion of the radiation strip... Agent: Murata Manufacturing Company, Ltd. C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20090153327 - Wireless association: A system for determining compatibility between various items is disclosed. A wireless communication device is used to scan a machine-readable tag which includes a plurality of information fields. The information fields include at least identification information of the primary object to which the tag is affixed, list of compatible items,... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing

20090153333 - Entry and exit confirmation system and method: A method for confirming entry and/or exit state of a mobile object relative to all entrance of an underground passageway by utilizing Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. At least one RFID tag is physically attached to the mobile object. At least a first RFID reader and a second RFID reader,... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090153334 - Radio frequency sealing apparatus for a container: An RF security apparatus includes a covering membrane for overlying at least a portion of an opening in the container. The covering membrane has a sealing portion configured to be bonded to a mouth of the opening. An RF security device is coupled to the covering membrane. The RF security... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20090153335 - Notification in a virtual receptionist method and system: A method of notification in a virtual receptionist system. The method begins by determining that a guest has arrived. The guest is determined without active participation from the guest. An alert is activated for each greeter in a plurality of greeters designated to greet guests. It is determined whether any... Agent: Holme Roberts & Owen, LLP

20090153336 - Method and apparatus for detecting moisture in building materials: A moisture sensor system is described. In one embodiment, the provides an adjustable threshold level for the sensed moisture level. The adjustable threshold allows the moisture sensor to adjust to ambient conditions, aging of components, and other operational variations while still providing a relatively sensitive detection capability. In one embodiment,... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090153337 - Device for controlling an internal combustion engine: A device for controlling an internal combustion engine, including a mechanism generating a signal for controlling the internal combustion engine, a sensor supplying a pressure measurement signal of a combustion chamber of the internal combustion engine, and a filtering device of analog electronic components generating a filtered pressure signal. The... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090153338 - Power alert system: Disclosed is a power alert system installed at a consumer premises. The power alert system comprises a power status transmitter, which is installed at the consumer premises. The power status transmitter is configured to notify a status of power supply to a handheld device of the consumer. The power status... Agent: Jay M. Schloff Intellipex PLLC

20090153339 - Method and apparatus for boosting an audible signal in a notification system: The present invention is an apparatus and a concomitant method for boosting the audio signal generated by at least one notification appliance in a supervised emergency voice evacuation system.... Agent: Kin-wah Tong, Esq. Moser, Patterson & Sheridan, LLP

20090153340 - Method and system for managing a communication link in a communication network: A method for managing a communication link in a communication network (100) is provided. The method enables exchange of data between a first communication device (102) and at least one second communication device (104). The method includes providing a continuous actuation button (210) configured to initiate the communication link. Further,... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20090153342 - Interacting with devices based on physical device-to-device contact: A first device may receive a signal from a sensor coupled to the first device, determine whether the first device is tapped one or more times against a second device, send a message to the second device when it is determined that the first device has been tapped one or... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP

20090153341 - Motion activated user interface for mobile communications device: Disclosed is a system for interpreting motion of a mobile communications device as input to the mobile communications device. The system includes a processor for executing the various software components, a display, a microphone, a speaker, storage means for storing one or more motions and associated actions, a motion detecting... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP

20090153345 - Application solution of infrared communication in automatic sensing sanitary wares: An application solution using infrared communication in automatic sensing for use in bathroom sanitary wares. A main circuit board emits an infrared pulse signal on one side to detect a user. After a user is detected, the main circuit board produces a group of pulse collated code opening valve signals... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090153344 - Inductive position sensor: A position sensor having a circular transmitter coil which generates electromagnetic radiation when excited by a source of alternating electrical energy. A receiver coil has a first loop wound in a first direction around a portion of the transmitter coil and a second loop wound in a second direction opposite... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20090153343 - Method and system for display of traffic information in the flight deck: Context-Sensitive Reference (CSR) for situational awareness, and associated methods and systems are disclosed. A system in accordance to one embodiment includes an aircraft display system having a traffic application with traffic symbols representing traffic aircraft and a CSR associated with traffic aircraft displayed proximate to the respective traffic symbol. The... Agent: Intellectual Property Management Boeing Management Company

20090153346 - Passenger screening system and method: A method and scanner configured to determine whether a person's feet are positioned at a predetermined location of a predetermined scanning area and configured to scan the feet to detect a presence of a metal, an explosive, or other type of target substance.... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20090153347 - Apparatus and method for controlling flight deck light intensity: A system for controlling lighting of an instrument panel has a sensor for monitoring activity near the instrument panel. A lighting control unit is coupled to the sensor and a lighting system of the instrument panel. The lighting control unit controls the light intensity of the lighting system. The lighting... Agent: The Boeing Company C/o Weiss & Moy, P.C.

20090153348 - Method and apparatus for electronic-sign system: A method and apparatus that select presentation information for an electronic sign wirelessly placed within a proximity of one or more object items are described herein. The electronic sign displays the presentation information. An alert message is determined in response to a signal received from the electronic sign according to... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090153349 - Handheld controller and method of controlling a controlled object by detecting a movement of a handheld controller: The present invention discloses a method of controlling a controlled object by detecting a movement of a handheld controller, wherein the handheld controller comprises a central processing unit, a sensor, and a database, wherein the sensor is operated to detect the movement of the handheld controller, and the database is... Agent: Lin, Chin-hung

20090153350 - Method and apparatus for distributing haptic synchronous signals: A haptic signal distribution system capable of distributing haptic synchronous signals includes a master haptic device and groups of slave haptic devices. In one embodiment, the master haptic device is configured to distribute haptic synchronous signals to slave haptic devices. The haptic synchronous signals, for instance, may include information relating... Agent: James M. Wu Jw Law Group

20090153352 - Color control intuitive touchpad: A method and apparatus whereby a two-dimensional touchpad control for selecting color is implemented via a touch sensitive surface with a graphical attachment on its surface to select both an intensity and a color. The graphical attachment having two regions, one region being a rectangular shape to select the intensity... Agent: Patent Law Offices Of Rick Martin, PC

20090153351 - Multiple transmitter remote control system: A remote control system includes multiple transmitters located at differing positions around a housing. The transmitters are spaced apart so that a transmission from one of the transmitters is likely to be received even if a transmission from another transmitters is obstructed or oriented away from a receiver. One embodiment... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090153353 - Method and apparatus for generating a notification at a computing device: A method and apparatus for generating a notification at a computing device is provided, the computing device having an output module. A meeting request having a requested time period is received. An attribute is determined based on the requested time period and on a calendar database comprising calendared events. The... Agent: Perry + Currier Inc. (for Rim)

20090153354 - Oilfield area network communication system and method: A method of conducting a well treatment service job, comprising assembling an oilfield communication network comprising a plurality of mobile terminals distributed across a plurality of well sites and a plurality of base transceiver stations, wherein some of the mobile terminals are coupled to each other in wireless communication by... Agent: John W. Wustenberg

20090153355 - Electric field communication for short range data transmission in a borehole: The present invention concerns application of a unique conductive electrode geometry used to form an efficient wideband, one- or two-way wireless data link between autonomous systems separated by some distance along a bore hole drill string. One objective is the establishment of an efficient, high bandwidth communication link between such... Agent: HoustonIPDepartment Jackson Walker L.L.P.

20090153357 - Gas meter having ultra-sensitive magnetic material retrofitted onto meter dial and method for performing meter retrofit: Device, structure and method for retrofitting a utility meter such as a gas meter with a retrofit module or for new installations to conventional meters so that it can be read remotely and so that retrofit may be accomplished simply by unskilled workers and without damage or alteration of meter.... Agent: King And Spalding LLP (trilliant) Trilliant Customer Number

20090153356 - System and method for collecting information from utility meters: A method of communicating between a collector meter and back haul device is disclosed. The method provides the collector meter, the collector meter has a local communications means for communicating to a plurality of utility metering devices, the collector meter also has having a short haul communications means. The method... Agent: Shang And Associates LLC

20090153358 - Data logger having derachible battery for supplying power for outer sensors and rebroadcasting system using thereof: The present invention relates to an apparatus attached to an object, for measuring physical quantities of the corresponding object, and more particularly, to a data logging apparatus provided with a separate power supply for driving external sensors, which is provided with a separate power supply for sensors, a plurality of... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090153359 - Vehicle exterior mirror assembly with blind spot indicator: An exterior rearview mirror system for a vehicle includes an exterior mirror assembly that is mountable at an exterior side of a vehicle and has an inboard portion that is viewable by a driver of the vehicle when the mirror assembly is mounted at the exterior side of the vehicle.... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20090153360 - Lane keeping assist system: A lane keeping assist system (LKAS) is equipped with a compensator capable of solving the problem in which video data, which is measured by a video sensor, the processing speed of which is lower than the data processing speed of the LKAS, is repeatedly used, thereby improving the kinematic characteristics... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090153361 - Warning system for barriers of highways: A warning system for barriers of highways comprises a plurality of barrier plates erected on two sides of roads in a different distance arrangement, and each including an optical fiber and a power line for network connection and communication connected therewith, and including a plurality of LED warning lights and... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.

20090153362 - Position registration device, route search device, position registration method, position registration program, and recording medium: A position registering apparatus includes an acquiring unit that acquires traveling state information concerning a mobile object; a position identifying unit that identifies a current position of the mobile object based on the traveling state information and map information; a parking determining unit that determines whether the mobile object is... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090153363 - Method and system for calculating altitude above runway for an aircraft: The system contains a receiver in communication with a programmable device. The receiver receives a first horizontal distance from the aircraft to a threshold of the runway, an angle of a glide path, and a threshold crossing height. The programmable device determines a projected ground distance from the aircraft to... Agent: Hayes Soloway P.C.

20090153364 - Method and apparatus for vehicle traffic time calculation: A method and apparatus for calculating the travel time of a vehicle as it transits through multiple locations. The method and apparatus includes a device for detecting a radio signal from a vehicle, attaching information to the radio signal, and transmitting a message packet with the signal and attached information... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

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20090146775 - Method for determining user reaction with specific content of a displayed page: Method for determining user reaction with specific content of a displayed page, the method comprising receiving eye tracking movement of the user captured with an eye tracking device, determining a location on the content page that the user is viewing from the monitored eye movements, storing data representative of the... Agent: Fay Sharpe/lucent

20090146776 - Communication system, information processing method, and program product: A communication system includes a first information processing device, a plurality of processing portions, a storage portion, and a second information processing device. The first information processing device includes a processing command transmission portion that transmits to the second information processing device, by non-contact communication, a processing command that includes... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090146779 - Home entertainment system providing presence and mobility via remote control authentication: An apparatus in one embodiment is operable to receive, from a remote control device associated with a video display device, biometric input of a user. Responsive to a match of the biometric input with stored biometric data of the user, the user is authenticated. The remote control device and/or the... Agent: The Law Offices Of Bradley J. Bereznak

20090146777 - Moveable barrier operator feature adjustment system and method: At a moveable barrier operator, parameters are adjusted. At a first time, the moveable barrier operator is configured with at least one parameter and adjustment of the at least one parameter is disabled until a predetermined identification signal is received. At a second time, the predetermined identification signal is received... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery

20090146778 - System comprising an object and a sensing unit for identifying the object: The invention relates to a system (Sy) which comprises an object (01) and a sensing unit (SU) for identifying the object (O1). The object (O1) comprises a generator (T1, T2) for generating first and second fields (F1, F2), a ratio of whose respective strengths has a predetermined value. The sensing... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090146780 - Unique identification system: An embodiment of the present invention includes a system and method for providing a unique and dynamic identification for members in a community.... Agent: Deleon Law Group PC

20090146781 - Fingerprint lock with animal and plant patterns: This invention publicizes a kind of fingerprint locks with patterns of propagation, comprising of lock body, characterized by a raised fingerprint groove for lock opening, a slide lid provided on the lock body with slide connection to the body, and surrounding the fingerprint groove. There is an animal and plant... Agent: GlobalIPServices

20090146786 - Measuring device: [Solution] A semiconductor wafer 4 as a plate-shaped member supported by a support member H which is consisted of an adhesive sheet 3 and a ring frame 2, the adhesive sheet is stuck to an opening of the ring frame 2, and individually separated into a form of chips by... Agent: Norris, Mclaughlin & Marcus, P.A.

20090146787 - Method and device for setting rfid parameter: The present invention relates to an RFID parameter setting method and device in an RFID system including a first means for comparing a first mobile country code provided by the outside and a currently set second mobile country code, and generating a control signal for changing an RFID parameter setting... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090146784 - Method and system for variable power amplifier bias in rfid transceivers: Described are a method, a device, and a system managing power usage. The method includes operating a communication device in a first state, transmitting a forward signal to at least one target, switching from the first state to a second state, and receiving a reverse signal from the at least... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP/ Motorola

20090146788 - Radio communication device and its control method: A radio communication device detects a reception sensitivity in receiving tag identification information to be responded from radio tags. The device determines whether or not the detected reception sensitivity is not lower than a preset threshold. The device makes the radio tags, of which the reception sensitivity in receiving tag... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20090146785 - Rfid device with multiple passive operation modes: A radio frequency identification (RFID) device is capable of operating in multiple passive modes, in either a fully passive mode or a boosted passive mode. The device includes an RFID chip that is suitable for operation of passive RFID devices. An antenna is coupled to the chip for receiving radio... Agent: Jonathan A. Platt Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090146783 - Rfid system with distributed read structure: A radio frequency identification (RFID) system includes a portable RFID reader, and a read infrastructure that includes a distributed read structure, which may be part of a display (such as a shelf) for holding objects. The read structure is used to couple the RFID reader to RFID devices (tabs and/or... Agent: Jonathan A. Platt Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090146790 - Rfid tag and method and device for the production thereof: Disclosed is an RFID tag comprising a textile design tag (4), on the rear face (6) of which a transponder is arranged that is provided with a chip (14) comprising an antenna (12). In order to create a simplified and thinner RFID tag, the antenna (12) is incorporated into or... Agent: George Pappas

20090146782 - Singulation of radiofrequency identification tags: Systems and methods are provided that facilitate matching an item tag associated with an object identified through a unique item code, thereby identifying the specific object within a set of objects, e.g., singulating said object. Singulation relies at least in part on scanning a barcode that conveys a unique item's... Agent: Motorola- Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090146789 - Vehicle occupant protection device: A vehicle occupant protection device includes a safety-relevant means which can assume at least two different conditions. The vehicle occupant protection device further comprises a reading device (12) including an antenna (13), and a transponder (10) which, in dependence on the respective condition of the safety-relevant means or in dependence... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20090146791 - Method, device, and system for \"listen-before-talk\" measurement to enable identifying of one or more unoccupied rf sub-bands: The invention relates to a method of performing a Listen-Before-Talk measurement to enable identifying of one or more unoccupied radio frequency sub-bands applicable for radio frequency identification (RFID) communication operable with a radio frequency identification (RFID) reader subsystem; said method including obtaining timing information relating to one or more periods... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC

20090146792 - Rfid systems using distributed exciter network: RFID systems are disclosed that include at least one RFID receiver system and a distributed exciter architecture. The exciters can be connected via wired and/or wireless connections to the RFID receiver system and the RFID receiver system can control the activation of the exciters to detect the presence of RFID... Agent: Kauth , Pomeroy , Peck & Bailey ,llp

20090146794 - Reading method, responder, and interrogator: Transmission and reception of the identification number to/from an interrogator includes an interrogator that reads a recognition number from a responder by radio. When a clock pulse is modulated on a high-frequency carrier and transmitted to the responder from the antenna of the interrogator, there are a first case when... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.

20090146793 - System and method for monitoring objects, people, animals or places: An improved system and method for monitoring objects, people, animals, or places uses a passive Modulating Reflector (MR) tag where a characteristic of an antenna is modified according to a time-varying pattern by a modulating network thereby causing the reflective characteristics of the antenna to vary in accordance with the... Agent: Venable LLP

20090146795 - Target object detection server: A target object detection server is a detection server which communicates by wireless to a detector which detects whether or not a target object exists within a surrounding area of the detector by means of a detection tag mounted on the target object. Furthermore, the target object detection server connects... Agent: Carrier Blackman And Associates

20090146796 - Communication apparatus: A communication apparatus is provided that performs short-range wireless communication in a contactless manner. The communication apparatus includes: a large antenna; a first wireless processing section configured to perform data communication via electromagnetic induction-type using the large antenna; a small antenna placed inside the large antenna; and a second wireless... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090146797 - Security for navigation system and garage door opener: A method of operating a security system using a vehicle and preventing access to a vehicle system and to a vehicle garage may entail monitoring a security condition of the vehicle with a vehicle electronic control unit (“ECU”). Upon detecting an unsecure condition, such as a vibration, an alarm may... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090146798 - Motor vehicle gear selector with integrated display: Motor vehicle gear selectors, methods for integrating a variable display on the gear selector, and motor vehicles including a gear selector with an integrated display are provided. One gear selector includes a body and a variable display integral with the body and configured to display a message. The gear selector... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)

20090146799 - Adaptive audio content generation system: At least one exemplary embodiment is directed to an alarm signal alerts individuals who may be in the vicinity of the reversing vehicle and alerts the vehicle operator when the alarm signal is not be audible due to high ambient sound levels or detritus covering the alarm transducer. The background... Agent: Personics Holdings Inc.

20090146800 - Inventory monitoring system: An inventory monitoring system including a data collection and transmission module and a data evaluation module. The data collection and transmission module receives data from an RFID tag and transmits the data to the data evaluation module to thereby enable the presence of a product to which the RFID tag... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja

20090146801 - Tuning algorithm for clock source frequency drift: An emergency evacuation and fire safety system has a plurality of signal devices. The clock source frequencies are tuned using the method and system such that the signals flash in synchronization continuously at a preset flashing interval upon detecting an alarm condition. A synchronization signal including a calibrated time position... Agent: Ip Legal Department Tyco Fire & Security Services

20090146802 - Converting raw data t representative information for indicators or actuators: One aspect relates to detecting raw indicator data at least partially from an indicator; and converting the raw indicator data to indicator-representative information at least partially based on an indication by the indicator at least partially in response to the detecting the raw indicator data. Another aspect relates to detecting... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090146803 - Monitoring and notification apparatus: The disclosure relates to monitoring and notification apparatus capable of monitoring events at various locations. The apparatus includes a sound receiving unit which receives audio content from various locations. A user can select which of the location is monitored at any one time. In one embodiment, this selection is made... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090146805 - Apparatus and method for providing shipment information: An apparatus, including a shipment conveyance device which is a shipping container, pallet, piece of luggage, or tote, a global positioning device, located in, on, or at, the shipment conveyance device, which determines a position or location of the shipment conveyance device, a processing device which processes information regarding the... Agent: Raymond A. Joao, Esq.

20090146804 - Two-tiered networked identification cards: A two-tiered networked card for identifying and tracking animate and inanimate objects and personnel includes: some components housed in a thick tier of the card and other components housed in the thin tier of the card. The components are: a radio frequency modem operable at a low radio frequency, a... Agent: Michael J. Buchenhorner

20090146807 - Multifunction camera with an environment sensing function: A multifunction camera includes an image capturing unit, a sensing unit, a storing unit, a control unit, and a warning unit. The image capturing unit is for capturing images. The sensing unit is for obtaining current environmental parameters of an immediate environment where the multifunction camera is used. The storing... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090146806 - Redundant monitoring: Methods, mediums, systems, and devices for redundant monitoring are disclosed. One method of providing redundancy in an environmental monitoring device includes combining a first sensor, one or more redundant sensors, and a plurality of control logic components; monitoring a selected environmental condition using the plurality of sensors; measuring the selected... Agent: Brooks, Cameron & Huebsch , PLLC

20090146808 - Motion activation device: There is an increase in the number of autonomous battery driven devices in the world today and also a growing need for rapid information of unwanted incidents. By combining the GMS- and GPS-technology with the invention and any sensor with the ability to generate a voltage due to external influences,... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department

20090146814 - Apparatus and method to electromagnetically shield portable consumer devices: An apparatus and method is provided to shield contactless portable electronic consumer devices such as radio frequency identification devices (RFID), tokens, mini-cards, key fobs, cellular phones, smartcards, etc. from wireless interrogation. In one embodiment, a contactless portable consumer device which includes a first antenna is shielded from unauthorized wireless interrogation... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP

20090146813 - Automobile forgotten passenger alarm and notification: A system for installation onto automobiles that will detect forgotten or abandoned passengers and notify the driver by email, cell phone, car alarm, or other means and will allow relief or rescue of trapped passengers.... Agent: Warren Coon

20090146811 - Method and apparatus for preventing water damage to articles: The present invention is directed to a method and apparatus for preventing water damage to non-washable articles in a washing machine. A method in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes: providing an article with a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag identifying the article as being non-washable; preventing... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090146817 - Monitoring device, monitoring method, and monitoring program: To continuously detect a suspicious person, and to provide information for identifying the suspicious person, a monitoring device for monitoring an object existing in a detection area includes: a detection unit for detecting existence of the object in the detection area; an authentication information acquisition unit for acquiring authentication information... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090146810 - Radio frequency sensor circuitry sensing device: A sensing device adapted to detect environmental changes and/or an analyte is provided. The sensing device comprising radio frequency sensor circuitry, a protection material disposed on the radio frequency sensor circuitry, and a metallic layer disposed on the protection material. A detection system for detecting an environmental change or an... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20090146818 - Resonant tag with reinforced deactivation dimple: A resonant circuit for use with a radio-wave detection system for the prevention of shoplifting or the like, which is formed on a flexible substrate and has a coil and capacitor circuit whereby the capacitor has an indented area in the dielectric of the capacitor to promote disablement of the... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20090146816 - Rf id tag reader utlizing a scanning antenna system and method: An embodiment of the present invention provides an RF ID card reader, comprising RF ID circuitry to generate an RF ID signal, a transceiver in communication with said RF ID circuitry and an array antenna associated with said transceiver for scanning an area for at least one tag and establishing... Agent: Law Office Of William J. Tucker

20090146812 - Rfid systems: The specification describes a new architecture for RFID systems that is adapted to process large numbers of RFID tags and provide information about a large number of items. The system provides for multiple tag readers. The tag readers are active and have both transmit and receive capability. The system includes... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Wilde Attn: Patent Docketing

20090146815 - Tracking location and realtime management system of a container using rf: Disclosed is a system for managing containers through RF communication and to a container position tracking and real-time management system employing RF, in which safety information and management information of a container are obtained by a sensor and a wireless terminal device attached to a container, the position of the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090146809 - Tuneable radio-frequency identification tag reader and method of reading such a tag: A radio-frequency identification (RFID) system is provided that includes an RFID reader that is provided with a capacitor apparatus or circuit that may be used to tune the transmitter to a different frequency to improve communication with an RFID tag. The frequency may be changed by the capacitor circuit automatically... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C. / Sun / Stk

20090146819 - Antenna for an electronic tag: The invention concerns an inductive element for forming an electromagnetic transponder antenna, comprising a first group of mutually parallel conductors coplanar in a first plane, a second group of mutually parallel conductors coplanar in a second plane parallel to the first plane, and an insulating material separating the two groups... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Inc. C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090146820 - Radio frequency identification tag and antenna for radio frequency identification tag: An RFID tag attached to an object and transmitting a signal that corresponds to identification information includes an RFID tag chip that modulates the signal according to the identification information and an RFID tag antenna that transmits the modulated signal. The RFID tag antenna includes a dielectric material, a radiating... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090146821 - Wireless ic device: A wireless-IC-device main component is disposed on a surface opposite to a surface for receiving signals from a reader/writer. The wireless-IC-device main component includes an insulating substrate, which is provided with a loop electrode and an electromagnetically coupled module coupled to the loop electrode. A signal from the reader/writer causes... Agent: Murata Manufacturing Company, Ltd. C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20090146822 - Telemedicine application for remote monitoring, viewing and updating of patient records: Systems and methods of providing telemedicine services are provided. A system can include a medical device that obtains diagnostic information, a gateway device coupled to the medical device, an application server coupled to the gateway device via wired and wireless networks, a database coupled to the application server, the database... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090146823 - Alarm system for detecting excess temperature in electrical wiring: The system includes a sensor for each junction box in the building to be guarded, e.g., the residence, and a display panel showing the temperature of any junction box that is heated above the danger point. Another display panel shows the name of the resident and address of the residence,... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090146825 - Method operating wireless device according to power state: A method of operating a wireless memory device is provided. In the method, the wireless memory device detects the power state of a power supply source in response to a power measurement command received from a host and controls data transmission/reception based on the measured power state.... Agent: Volentine & Whitt PLLC

20090146824 - Methods for controlling a rechargeable battery and rechargeable battery for carrying out said method: The invention relates to control of a battery, permitting a reduction in the number of components of the battery. The battery comprises several modules (2a, . . . , 2n), each module comprising a charge limiting circuit (4). When a module is detected as defective, the charge limiting circuit (4)... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20090146826 - Rapid charging and power management of a battery-powered fluid analyte meter: A system and method is described for rapid charging and power management of a battery for a meter. A charger component is operably associated with the meter and is capable of executing a rapid charge algorithm for a rechargeable battery. The algorithm includes monitoring for a connection to an external... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20090146827 - Anti-pinch sensor: Anti-pinch sensor (2, 2′, 2″), in particular for detecting an obstacle in the path of an actuator of a motor vehicle, having a first measurement electrode (6) and having a second electrically isolated measurement electrode (7) spaced a distance from the first measurement electrode (6), wherein the first measurement electrode... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090146828 - Mechanical lift maintenance indication system: A theatrical lift including a timer and an indicator light. The light indicates a need for maintenance after a predetermined amount of time passes as measured by the timer. Also, a lift, such as a theatrical lift, including an indicator, a reset switch and an indicator housing. The indicator is... Agent: Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

20090146829 - Video-enabled rapid response system and method: A video-enabled rapid response system and method that integrates identification technology and tracking technology in order to rapidly alert the most appropriate person to an incident. Such an approach includes a strong identification mechanism to get a positive identification on a person and a weak identification mechanism to maintain location... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090146830 - Electronic security system and remote-operating portable electronic key used for the same: The electronic security system is applied to a remote-operating system for in-vehicle equipment. The electronic key is composed of an electronic key housing on which a power supply is mounted and an electronic key module arranged to be able to be detachably attached to the electronic key housing and provided... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090146832 - Context-aware and real-time item tracking system architecture and scenarios: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for real-time and context-aware tracking of items. Tags bound to items are read and information read from the tags and location information about the tags is provided by at least two enterprises and used to maintain disposition information about the items, which is... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.C.

20090146831 - Wireless enabled device tracking system and method: Systems and methods are provided for determining a location of one or more wireless devices. The method may include identifying an address associated with at least one wireless device and determining a phase relationship between a plurality of signals generated by the wireless device. The method further includes determining a... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group

20090146833 - Coordinator, gateway, and transmission method for ipv6 in wireless sensor network: Provided are a coordinator, a gateway, and a transmission method for applying IPv6 in a wireless sensor network (WSN). Dual addressing of a link local address using a short address used in the WSN and a global unicast address using an extended unique identifier (EUI) of a node makes it... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090146834 - Device of wireless remote control and operating method thereof: The invention provides a wireless remote control apparatus. The wireless remote control apparatus comprises an identification module, a displaying module, and a remote control module. When the wireless remote control apparatus is pointed at an object to be remotely-controlled, the identification module is used for identifying the object and generating... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20090146835 - Wireless communication for downhole tools and method: A system for setting a tool in a downhole environment includes a communicator configured to broadcast a signal; a downhole tool configured to receive the signal from the communicator and execute on an instruction conveyed by the signal, a radio wave inhibiting structure being interposed between the communicator and the... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090146836 - Methods and apparatus to configure drill string communications: Methods and apparatus to configure drillstring communications are described. In one disclosed example, a method to configure drillstring communications involves generating a signal at a transmitter coupled to a drillstring, transmitting the generated signal via the transmitter to a receiver, sampling the transmitted signal at the receiver to generate a... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services

20090146837 - High performance communication system: A system for communicating information in a borehole between tool assemblies in a tool string includes receiving an information signal and separating a first signal that may be a power and low speed signal. A second signal is separated and demodulated from the information signal. The first signal and second... Agent: Krueger Iselin LLP (1391)

20090146839 - Automated meter reading system and method thereof: An automated meter reading system and method include a plurality of communication nodes forming ad-hoc mesh network. The plurality of communication nodes collect utility usage data from utility meters. A controller station communicates with the ad-hoc mesh network, which dynamically routes the utility usage data to the controller station. A... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab

20090146838 - Communication system for data acquisition from remote devices applicable for amr: The present invention discloses a communication system and method for data acquisition and distribution from and to remote devices, applicable for Automatic Meter Reading (AMR), based on ad-hoc mesh networking and mobile relays.... Agent: Daniel Katz

20090146840 - System for conveying information to a vehicle occupant: A system is provided for conveying information to an occupant of a motor vehicle. In one example of an implementation, driving-relevant information is obtained for example using sensors or a navigation system. An audio message is determined based on the obtained driving-relevant information. Spatial characteristics for the audio message are... Agent: The Eclipse Group LLP

20090146841 - System and method for automatically adjusting traffic light: A system, program product and method for automatically adjusting the traffic light of a traffic light controlled intersection. Personal data relative to a pedestrian cross walking the intersection, including walking speed, and the current speed of a vehicle approaching the intersection are simultaneously acquired. Both the personal data and the... Agent: John A. Jordan, Esq.

20090146842 - Method and system for recognizing target parking location of vehicle: Disclosed is a method and a system for recognizing a target parking location of a vehicle. The system includes a scanning laser radar for detecting range data reflected and directed from a rear surface of the vehicle; a preprocessing unit for preprocessing the range data to extract effective clusters; a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090146843 - Residential garage parking position indicator: A residential garage can be either attached or detached from a residence and normally includes a paneled, roll-up door that can be opened and closed either manually or via mechanical means utilizing a motor and drive system. A pendant (soft target) suspended from a cord is movable in a vertical... Agent: Donald Dobson

20090146845 - Electronic toll management: Electronic toll management includes capturing an image of a vehicle triggered by a transaction event representing an interaction between the vehicle and a facility, determining a vehicle identifier based on the captured image, checking whether the vehicle identifier matches a vehicle identifier provided by a party, and notifying the party... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090146844 - Speedsense, an intelligent electronic top speed control automotive safety device: An electronic automotive speed control safety device, which limits the maximum speed (Top Speed) allowed of any vehicle, in real time, based on the road it is traveling on. Combining the current GPS navigation technology and the electronic speed limiter technology, this device monitors and controls the maximum speed allowed... Agent: Reza M. Hassan

20090146846 - System and method for setting functions according to location: An apparatus, system, and method for controlling functions of a vehicular alarm. The method includes receiving one or more signals including location information, determining a location of the vehicle using the location information, setting one or more functions based on the location information, determining whether an alarm function is activated,... Agent: Victor A. Grossman

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20090140834 - Apparatus having passive wireless switch and operating method thereof: An apparatus having a passive wireless switch is provided. The apparatus includes a device system, a device switch, a passive wireless switch, and an antenna module. The passive wireless switch includes a microprocessor, a discrete signal-outputting unit, and a charge module. When the charge module is charged to enable the... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090140835 - Led lamp control apparatus: The present invention discloses an LED lamp control apparatus including wireless or electric cable LED driving module and control system transceiving module. A cable, wireless or electric cable module of the control system transceiving module is provided for encrypting an instruction by a microprocessor, and transmitting a signal from a... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090140837 - Rf token and receptacle system and method: An electronic token system includes a token receptacle and a portable token. The receptacle includes an RF transceiver antenna. The portable token includes a RF data exchange circuit, an enclosure for enclosing the exchange circuit, and a magnetic coupling member having an antenna in communication with the exchange circuit. The... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090140836 - Moveable barrier operator translation system and method: A system includes a translator device that is configured to receive, using a pre-programmed native mode of operation, a first barrier actuation code transmitted by a transmitter according to a first code format. The translator device then analyzes the first barrier actuation code and verifies that it is a valid... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery

20090140838 - Integration of facial recognition into cross channel authentication: Real time facial images of individuals transacting accounts held in a bank facility are taken following the grant of authorization to the individual to access the account under the bank's required identification protocol, the real time facial images being matched to recorded facial images of account holders maintained by the... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Bofa

20090140839 - Systems and methods for non-traditional payment using biometric data: Facilitating transactions using non-traditional devices and biometric data to activate a transaction device is disclosed. A transaction request is formed at a non-traditional device, and communicated to a reader, wherein the non-traditional device may be configured with an RFID device. The RFID device is not operable until a biometric voice... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (amex)

20090140840 - Rfid system and bearing components for rolling mill: A system and method of use within a rolling facility comprising a plurality of bearing assemblies with each assembly further comprising components including liners and chock sets. An RFID system utilizes RFID tags on each of the plurality of components in order to track and/or monitor characteristics of either the... Agent: Briggs And Morgan P.A.

20090140841 - Locating radio frequency identification tags in time and space: Estimating a location of a RFID tag in time and space using incomplete data. A signal is received from an RFID tag at a plurality of receivers over a time range. At any particular time within the time range the signal is received at less than three receivers. The signal... Agent: Duke W. Yee

20090140843 - Method for providing radio frequency identification application interface and system thereof: The present invention relates to an RFID application interface method and a system thereof. In the present invention, an RFID middleware system changes a control request input from a user or an RFID application system according to a communication protocol of an RFID device to be controlled, and sends it... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090140842 - Radio communication device: A radio communication device transmits interrogation radio wave to unspecified radio tags. When specifying a radio tag which returns a response radio wave for the interrogation radio wave, the device transmits a processing radio wave to the specified radio tag. In this case, transmission power of the processing radio wave... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20090140844 - Method and apparatus for timer event management: A method comprising receiving a timer event request and generating a timer event based at least in part on at least one criterion other than a discrete timer event associated with the timer event request.... Agent: Nokia, Inc.

20090140845 - Head-up display device for vehicle: A head-up display device includes a light source, a display unit for producing display virtual images including an alarm display image, a mirror for reflecting the light to show the alarm display image in a field of front view of a driver, at least one on-vehicle device that the driver... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090140846 - Method and apparatus for controlling a vehicle function: A method, a means, and an apparatus for controlling at least one function in a vehicle via a remote control unit are disclosed. An immobilizer element previously housed in an ignition key or in a first remote control unit apparatus is removed. According to the present teachings, a remote control... Agent: Directed Electronics, Inc.

20090140847 - Turning indication system for two-wheeled vehicle: A turning indication system for a two-wheeled vehicle includes a first unit connected to a two-wheeled vehicle and emits signals when the vehicle turns. The first unit includes a mode switch unit from which the rider can set different operation modes. A second unit is connected to a helmet and... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090140848 - Systems and methods for a property sentinel: Systems and methods for monitoring vacant structures according to various aspects of the present invention operate in conjunction with an environmental sensor system coupled to a repositionable housing. The environmental sensor system may detect an environmental condition by at least a first sensor, generate a first signal by the at... Agent: The Noblitt Group, PLLC

20090140849 - Inbound interference reduction in a broadband powerline system: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for reducing inbound interference in a broadband powerline communication system. Data modulated on first and second carrier frequencies is received via respective first and second lines of the powerline system. A characteristic of at least one of the carrier signals (e.g., phase or amplitude)... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Ws Attn: Patent Docketing

20090140850 - System and method for shopping cart security: A system for securing purchased items, includes: an enclosure for holding items selected by a user; a personal shopping system (PSS) further comprised of an input/output device, a scanner, software, and security features for securing the items selected by the user and placed in the enclosure; wherein the PSS is... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Research Triangle Park

20090140851 - Systems and methods for facilitating a first response mission at an incident scene using patient monitoring: Systems and methods for facilitating a first response mission at an incident scene, such as an accident site, a natural or human-made disaster site, or any other first response site. One system comprises a portable patient module to be associated with a patient at the incident scene and configured to... Agent: Ralph A. Dowell Of Dowell & Dowell P.C.

20090140852 - Underground radio communications and personnel tracking system: An underground radio communications and personnel tracking system uses a portable communications device worn by a miner when underground in a mine. A cap-lamp transceiver provides voice and text communication on ultra-low frequency (ULF) to ultra-high frequency (UHF) carrier frequencies and modulation adapted by programming of a software defined radio... Agent: Richard B. Main, Esq. Patents Pending

20090140853 - Method and apparatus for alert control: In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a method, comprising monitoring at least one environmental factor related to a device, storing at least one event, and generating an alert based at least in part on the storing and the monitoring is disclosed.... Agent: Nokia, Inc.

20090140854 - Method for intrusion detection via changes in the presence of short range rf devices: A method for monitoring for radio frequency (RF) signals to determine an unexpected presence, activity, or security threat, the method includes: scanning for RF signals; detecting an RF signal; determining at least one of the following: whether the RF signal is jammed, whether the RF signal is assigned to a... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Europe

20090140855 - Voice operated reminder system and method thereof: According to certain embodiments, there is provided a voice operated reminder system and method. In one embodiment, the system and method is configured to outputting a reminder message in accordance with a predefined rule. According to certain embodiments the system and method include, inter-alia, modules for speech processing, and reminding... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090140856 - Safety system and method: The safety system comprises an electro-mechanical locking device (110) moveable between an unlocked position and a locked position. When the electro-mechanical locking device is in the locked position and is located on an energy isolation element (120) of a plant, energy is isolated at the isolation element. A mobile unit... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20090140857 - Anti-tampering security material: Security material such as cloth, either normal strength or armored, or fragile webbing into which electronic micro-devices are woven to detect and react to tampering of the monitored article at the scene or via a network. Also disclosed are the use of fuses connected in the cloth or webbing to... Agent: The Johns Hopkins Universityapplied Physics Labora Office Of Patent Counsel

20090140858 - Status monitoring system for a fenestration unit: A status monitoring device for a fenestration unit is provided. The device is positioned in or on the fenestration unit and includes a panel position sensor and a lock status sensor. The device is capable of transmitting panel position data and lock status data to a remote device, trigger an... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

20090140859 - Wrist strap monitor remote alarm panel display: The present invention provides a remote alarm panel display for monitoring wrist-strap cords used by an operator to install components during the manufacturing of hard disk drives in order to provide grounding to the operator as the operator handles electrically sensitive components and also to provide mobility to the operator... Agent: Hitachi C/o Wagner Blecher LLP

20090140860 - Dual use rfid/eas device: A radio frequency identification (RFID) device has multiple modes of operation. One of the modes of operation is an electronic article surveillance (EAS) mode, which is used to allow use of the RFID device as an EAS device. Another mode of operation is an RFID mode, which allows normal function... Agent: Jonathan A. Platt Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090140861 - Wireless tracking system and method with extreme temperature resistant tag: A wireless tracking system and method for real-time location tracking of a extreme-temperature sterilizable object is disclosed herein. The system and method utilize a tag attached to the extreme-temperature sterilizable object which includes a housing, a processor, a temperature sensor and a transceiver. If an internal temperature of the tag... Agent: Clause Eight Intellectual Property Services

20090140863 - Computing device that detects hand presence in order to automate the transition of states: A computing device is configured to make a determination as to whether a device is being held in a hand. In response to determining that the device is being held, the device transitions itself, or one or more of its hardware or software component, into a particular state of operation.... Agent: Shemwell Mahamedi LLP

20090140864 - Methods, apparatus, and computer program products for estimating a mood of a user, using a mood of a user for network/service control, and presenting suggestions for interacting with a user based on the user's mood: A mood of a user is estimated based on a user's profile, data indicative of a user's mood received from a communication device associated with the user and from sources other than the user, and environmental data with a potential impact on the user's mood. Data indicative of the user's... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Cc Attn: Patent Docketing

20090140862 - Wind energy system having an insect sensor: The invention relates to wind energy systems. A wind energy system is provided having an insect sensor. The insect sensor is adapted for measuring the insect density in the air. Further, a method for operating a wind energy system taking into account the insect density in the air is provided.... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20090140865 - Soil moisture monitoring apparatus and method: A soil moisture or dryness monitoring apparatus and method, having a moisture sensor, multiplicity of LED drivers, and one or more multicolor LEDs. The sensor signal modulates the current output of the LED drivers such that the hue of the displayed color is proportional to the moisture content of the... Agent: Metin Ata Gunsay

20090140866 - Sensor for detecting leakage of a liquid: A sensor for detecting the presence of a liquid. The sensor includes a housing having a concave upper surface, a concave lower surface, and a peripheral wall connecting the upper surface and the lower surface, the wall extending above the upper surface and below the lower surface. A plurality of... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090140867 - Pressure vessel apparatus with sensing identification function: The present invention discloses a pressure vessel apparatus with sensing identification function, comprising a pressure vessel body and an an identification tag. The pressure vessel body has a concave container located on its surface. The identification tag is located in the concave container, comprising a record IC and a communication... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090140868 - Smoke detection method and system: A smoke detection method includes ramp-counting of non-decreasing smoke level samples for detecting smoldering fire conditions and counting of obscuring smoke level samples for detecting other-than-smoldering fire conditions. The ramp-counting of non-decreasing smoke level samples includes increasing a smoke detection ramp count for each successive smoke level sample that does... Agent: Ipsolon LLP

20090140869 - Apparatus and method for detecting tampering of a printer compartment: The illustrative embodiments described herein provide an apparatus and method for detecting tampering. The apparatus includes a printer and a printer compartment located within the printer. The apparatus also includes a switch capable of being coupled to the printer compartment. The switch is adapted to close when tampering with the... Agent: Duke W. Yee Yee & Associates, P.C.

20090140870 - Battery systems with embedded cell monitors related application: A battery pack is disclosed. The battery pack includes a battery cell and an RF cell monitor. The RF cell monitor is embedded in the battery cell and is operable for monitoring the battery cell and for generating an alert signal indicative of a predetermined condition of the battery cell.... Agent: Patent Prosecution O2mirco , Inc.

20090140871 - Devices, systems, and methods for managing a circuit breaker: Certain exemplary embodiments can provide a fault detection system, which can comprise a circuit breaker that is adapted to protect an electrical circuit. The circuit breaker can comprise a screen adapted to render a user interface. The user interface can comprise an arc fault detection circuit status indicator indicative of... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090140872 - System and method for maintaining machine operation: A system for maintaining machine operation comprises at least one monitoring device coupled to a portion of a machine operating in a machine environment, the at least one monitoring device configured to monitor a parameter associated with the machine. The system also comprises a first electronic control module communicatively coupled... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.

20090140873 - Machine tool probe: A probe has internal circuitry capable of operating in a plurality of different modes, for example a variety of filter modes and turn off modes. A switch on the probe sends an input to a controller which is arranged to set the mode in response to operation of the switch.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090140874 - Transformer systems including standby loss prevention modules: Methods and apparatus for controlling power to a load device. The apparatus include a standby loss prevention module or a transformer system including the module. The module and system are directed to sensing load requirements and controlling a transformer accordingly to reduce power consumption when the load is in a... Agent: Donald Bollella Db Technical Consulting

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20090140876 - Communication system having a communication device: A communication system is enclosed. In one embodiment, the communication system includes a communication device configured to puts itself into an activated state or into a deactivated state at alternate times. The communication device receives time information in a first operating state of the activated state, takes the received time... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja

20090140877 - Remote controller: A remote controller including buttons, an input module including resistors and switches, and a control module including a determining module, a storage module, and a modulation module. Each resistor is coupled to a power source and provides a current path corresponding to one button. The switches are coupled to the... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090140878 - Sound customization for operating actions of automobiles: Customizing sounds for operating actions of an automobile, comprising: receiving signal emitted by a remote; determining a requested operating action corresponding to the signal; and assigning a customized sound to the requested operating action when a sound assignment is requested.... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

20090140879 - Methods and apparatus for telemetry and power delivery: Remote sensing systems are provided including a recorder, a cable network and a plurality of downhole sensor nodes. The cable network comprises a first cable and a second cable. The first and second cables form a loop. The recorder and the plurality of downhole sensor nodes are connected to the... Agent: Schlumberger K.k.

20090140880 - Endpoint event processing system: An endpoint processor includes a processor block, a timer block, a memory block, and analog-to-digital converter. The timer block is arranged to provide a time based signal to the processor block. The memory block cooperates with the processor block. The analog-to-digital converter is arranged to provide an interface between an... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090140881 - Vehicle-use visual field assistance system in which information dispatch apparatus transmits images of blind spots to vehicles: A camera of a ground-based information dispatch apparatus captures a blind-spot image, showing a region that is a blind spot with respect to a vehicle driver. A vehicle-mounted camera captures a forward-view image corresponding to the viewpoint of the driver, and the forward-view image is transmitted to the information dispatch... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090140883 - Context sensitive speed tracking: A method and apparatus for performing a context sensitive speed tracking by generating a location of the mobile tracking device; determining context information related to the location; and analyzing the location and context information to determine an appropriate speed of the mobile tracking device in view of the context information.... Agent: Raymond R. Moser Jr., Esq. MoserIPLaw Group

20090140882 - Dynamic speed limit system: A method, medium and implementing processing system are provided in which the presence of workers in a long highway construction zone is monitored and the electronically-controlled posted speed limit is adjusted in accordance with the detected presence of workers in the immediate area. In an example, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)... Agent: Ibm Corporation (rvw)

20090140884 - Apparatus and method for aligning an aircraft: An apparatus for aligning an aircraft with an area on the ground is provided. The apparatus includes an aircraft having an on-board landing system, the on-board landing system configured to record an image of an area on the ground. The apparatus also includes a location marker on the area of... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090140885 - Optical system for detecting and displaying aircraft position and environment during landing and takeoff: A system and method uses light signals to detect and display the position of an airborne vehicle, such as a helicopter, during takeoff or landing or low speed, low altitude operation. A transmitter on the vehicle emits light signals while an optical receiver retrieves reflected light signals. Using light detection... Agent: Clark & Brody

20090140886 - Multiple geofence system for vehicles: At least first and second geofences are established. The first geofence provides for indicating to an operator of a vehicle a limit to the territorial extent of a permitted operational area for the vehicle. The second geofence limits the territorial extent of a permitted operational area for the mobile platform,... Agent: International Truck Intellectual Property Company,

20090140887 - Mapping techniques using probe vehicles: Method for mapping terrain including one or more roads includes equipping a probe vehicle with cameras, accurate RTK DGPS and appropriate illumination including at least one laser pointer, obtaining images using the cameras when illuminating an area being imaged using the laser pointer(s), obtaining position information using the DGPS while... Agent: Brian Roffe, Esq

20090140888 - Apparatus and method for map display and imaging apparatus: A map display apparatus for displaying a map image at a plurality of display resolutions includes the following elements. An information recording unit associates an image signal of a captured image with imaging position information to record the associated signal and information as image information. A map information storage unit... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090140889 - Traffic information display system and method of displaying traffic information on a display device: A traffic information display system comprises a traffic information processing unit adapted to receive traffic information data which are transmitted in multiple cycles and to generate at least one portion of traffic information from the traffic information data which is indicative of a traffic event, and a display unit coupled... Agent: Alpine/bhgl

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