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Communications: electrical July category listing 07/09

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07/30/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20090189734 - Security systems and methods relating to travelling vehicles: There is provided a method for identifying, at the moment of verification, the situation of a threat to a protected ground, airspace and/or sea limits by an approaching ground vehicle, aircraft or sea-going vessel. The method includes an authorized driver/pilot/captain to select first state in which the vehicle, aircraft or... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090189735 - Door lock control device: A door lock control device that performs locking and/or unlocking of a door of a vehicle subject to a condition that a result of communication with a portable device has authenticated the portable device. The door lock control device has: an operation reception unit that is provided in the vehicle... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090189733 - Luggage compartment actuation: A detection unit for integration in a luggage compartment of an airplane, having a capacitive sensor with an active layer, wherein the capacitive sensor is adapted to detect a first event triggered by a user, wherein the detection unit is adapted to transmit a first control signal to a control... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090189736 - Authentication system: [Means for Solving Problems] An authentication server (1) includes a database for managing individual information on a registered person to be authenticated. Moreover, the authentication server (1) is connected to a plurality of management servers (2) via a communication network and correlates the individual information transmitted from an individual information... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090189739 - Passive voice enabled rfid devices: Passive voice enabled RFID devices. The passive voice enabled RFID devices include a power harvesting circuit that converts natural and artificial energy sources to voltage and current to power the device, thus, the device does not require a battery. It provides a voice capable RFID device with a power harvesting... Agent: Lesavich High-tech Law Group, P.C. Suite 325

20090189738 - Sensor: In order to provide a sensor that is employable in advantageous manner and which comprises at least one sensitive element and a housing within which the at least one sensitive element is arranged, it is proposed that at least one RFID data carrier be arranged below a surface of the... Agent: Lipsitz & Mcallister, LLC

20090189737 - Wireless communications unit operating as a tag when a host device is turned off: A wireless network communications unit is operable to transmit and receive data for a host device. The wireless network communications unit includes a wireless network communications interface configured to transmit and receive data using a wireless network protocol when a host device having the wireless network communications unit is turned... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090189740 - Method and system for detecting vital signs of living bodies: Method and system for detecting vital signs of living bodies in particular in visually obstructed areas by means of illuminating the area of interest with interrogating multifrequency electromagnetic signal. The reflected energy is phase demodulated in quadrature separately on every frequency and analyzed on presence of respiration and heartbeat signature,... Agent: Michael Ries

20090189742 - Radio communication device and radio communication system: According to one embodiment, a radio communication device includes: an antenna that communicates with a non-contact IC card by a radio signal having a predetermined frequency, the antenna having an unique resonance frequency in vicinity of the predetermined frequency; a frequency changer that shifts a resonance frequency of the antenna... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090189741 - Wireless sensor reader: A wireless sensor reader is provided to interface with a wireless sensor. The wireless sensor reader transmits an excitation pulse to cause the wireless sensor to generate a ring signal. The wireless sensor reader receives and amplifies the ring signal and sends the signal to a phase-locked loop. A voltage-controlled... Agent: Mcdonald Hopkins LLC

20090189744 - Identification code circuit for receiving coil in magnetic resonance imaging system: An identification code circuit for a receiving coil in a magnetic resonance imaging system, is embodied in a main coil. The circuit has a fixed resistance for generating the identification code of the main coil. The main coil has a socket for connecting a sub-coil, so that a coil plug... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090189743 - Radio-frequency identification enabled inventory management and network operations system and method: An inventory management and network operations system and method. In one embodiment, the system includes: (1) a radio-frequency identification (RFID) reader data network having RFID readers configured to read tag identifiers from RFID tags associated with equipment to be deployed to a target network and (2) a computer coupled to... Agent: Hitt Gaines, PC Alcatel-lucent

20090189745 - Semiconductor device, method of manufacturing thereof, signal transmission/reception method using such semiconductor device, and tester apparatus: A semiconductor device (100) includes: a substrate (102); a bonding pad (110) provided above the substrate (102); and an inductor (112) provided above the substrate (102) and below the bonding pad (110) for carrying out signal transmission/reception to/from the external in a non-contact manner by electromagnetic induction.... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20090189746 - Actuating a tactile sensation in response to a sensed event: Systems and methods for actuating a tactile stimulation in response to detecting a specific event associated with exposure to a particular environmental or physiological condition are described herein. A tactile stimulation device, according to one of several implementations, comprises a sensing layer, an actuating layer, and an adhesive layer. The... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

20090189747 - Control mechanism for an electrical appliance and method for operating the control: In a hob (11), an operating toggle placed on a front panel (17) has on a connected power control device an actuator (23) for producing a haptic acknowledgement or response in the case of operation. The operating toggle (19) also has a proximity sensor (27). If a hand (29) approaches... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090189748 - Device for and method of processing an audio signal and/or a video signal to generate haptic excitation: A device (100) for processing an audio signal (101) and/or a video signal, wherein the device (100) comprises a haptic excitation generating unit (102) adapted for generating a haptic excitation of a specific body part (103) of a user by generating an airflow (104) through a vent (105) in accordance... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090189749 - Haptic interface device and method for using such: Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for interacting with a computer. For example, a haptic interface device is disclosed that includes a thin, flexible passive actuating element and a sensor. The thin, flexible passive actuating element includes at least one unattached edge that is susceptible to... Agent: Hamilton, Descanctis & Cha (general)

20090189750 - Vehicle anti-theft system and method: In a vehicle anti-theft system, a vehicle-mounted mainframe downloads a sole identification code, serving as a control identification code, and transfers the sole identification code into a part as a part identification code. The vehicle-mounted mainframe determines if the control identification code is obtained when the vehicle is activated. If... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090189751 - Apparatus and method for detecting an intruder inside a vehicle: A method and apparatus are provided for detecting an intruder inside a vehicle. The apparatus comprises a load sensor coupled to the vehicle, and a processor. The processor is coupled to the load sensor and is configured to monitor the load in the vehicle after the vehicle is vacated and... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)

20090189753 - Automotive display device showing virtual image spot encircling front obstacle: A display device of the present invention is mounted on an automotive vehicle. An obstacle located in front of the vehicle is detected by a camera, and its features including speed, distance, size, etc. are analyzed by electronic circuits. An image showing the features of the front object is outputted... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20090189752 - Thermal radiation detector: An object detection system is provided for detecting a thermal emitting object in a blind zone proximate to a host vehicle. The system includes a thermal radiation detector located on a host vehicle and configured to sense temperature of multiple coverage zones proximate to the host vehicle. A processor processes... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20090189754 - Vehicle impact warning device: A vehicle impact warning apparatus for installation in a motor vehicle includes a deceleration sensor, for detecting vehicle decelerations in a direction approximately parallel to a carriageway, and a switch that can be activated by the deceleration sensor. The switch, by way of a radio transmitter, is able to initiate... Agent: Edwin D. Schindler

20090189755 - Ignition key with recorded message: A message-generating motor vehicle ignition key comprises a key portion for coupling with an ignition switch and a grip portion for grasping by an operator of the motor vehicle. The grip portion comprises a housing defining at least one chamber therein, a controller having a processor, memory, and associated operational... Agent: Mcgarry Bair PC

20090189756 - Automatic signaling system for vehicles: An automatic signaling system for a vehicle having a turn signal light, includes a sensor configured for sensing at least a portion of a lane, and a processor coupled to the sensor, wherein the processor is configured to activate the turn signal light of the vehicle based at least on... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group, LLP

20090189757 - Room management system: Apparatus and method for managing utilization of rooms in a clinic, for example, include a visible display, including, for example, colored lights, at an examining room, indicating one or more of several available room status values for the room. An input device including, e.g., push buttons, is coupled to the... Agent: The Luther Law Firm, PLC

20090189758 - Systems and methods for managing site security through a communication device: A computing system for managing site security through a communication device includes a mobile communication device, a notification, and the communication device. Using BLUETOOTH technology, the mobile communication device communicates with and activates the communication device and the notification. The communication device detects any noteworthy event and captures visual data... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090189759 - Hygiene monitoring system: A method is provided for monitoring hygiene compliance.... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg, LLP

20090189762 - Electronic device: During communication periods between transportable electronic cassette and an image reading device by laser light, laser light detection is carried out by peripheral light sensors provided at the periphery of laser light receiving regions of the electronic cassette and the image reading device. The detected value of the received light... Agent: Moss & Burke, PLLC

20090189760 - Market data alert and news-driven alert system: A system for providing a real-time user notice or alert for traders and daytraders based on stockmarket events or other market data is disclosed. The system provides for receiving a user selection of a first market event setting, and receiving user input specifying a maximum period of time, and providing... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090189761 - Radiation detection apparatus and radiation image capturing system: A radiation detection apparatus and a radiation image capturing system according to the present invention includes an electronic cassette equipped with a casing, and a radiation detection device accommodated inside the casing, which detects radiation emitted from a radiation source and having passed through a subject, while converting the radiation... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20090189763 - Security film: A tamper indication device has a film attached and connected within the circuit that generates a signal in response to a tamper event. The signal is received by a micro-controller which generates an output signal to a display or data collection device and transceiver. More particularly, the tamper indication device... Agent: Richard B. Klar Law Office Of Richard B. Klar

20090189764 - Universal occupancy adapter: An occupancy adapter for converting any type of security system motion detector into an occupancy-based controller, such as for regulating lighting within a building or controlled space. The occupancy adapter can also be used to provide control to other automated systems within a building or controlled space, such as security... Agent: Silversky Group LLC

20090189765 - Security apparatus for an electronic device: An apparatus is provided for deterring theft of an electronic device. The apparatus comprises of a retaining member comprising a locking mechanism attached at a first end of the retaining member and an anchoring mechanism at a second end of the retaining member; and a coupling connector protruding from the... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090189767 - Asset tracking system for electronic equipment: An asset tracking system includes a server, a plurality of readers in communication with the server, and a plurality of radio frequency identification tags. Each of the plurality of readers is coupled to at least two antennas. The at least two antennas receive signals from a plurality of radio frequency... Agent: Larson Newman Abel & Polansky, LLP

20090189766 - Remote wafer presence detection with passive rfid: The present invention involves a system and method of remotely detecting the presence of a wafer comprising, a passive RFID circuit, wherein the RFID circuit is attached to an end of a transfer arm located inside a vacuum chamber of an ion implantation system, a reader located outside the vacuum... Agent: Eschweiler & Associates, LLC National City Bank Building

20090189768 - Combination security tag using a perimeter rfid antenna surrounding an eas element and method thereof: A security tag and system for securing objects, the system and security tag includes an acousto magnetic (“AM”) electronic article surveillance (“EAS”) component that has a housing with a defined surface area. The housing of the EAS component includes a perimeter boundary that defines an EAS component plane. The system... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.

20090189769 - Communication device and an electric circuit for a communication device: An electric circuit for a communication device (200) for communicating with a further communication device (500), the electric circuit comprising an inductive antenna element (101) adapted for inductively communicating with the further communication device (500), a capacitive antenna element (102) adapted for capacitively communicating with the further communication device (500),... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property Department

20090189770 - Encoding a rfid record member on a moving web: A system and method for encoding and printing RFID record members with a continuous moving web is provided. In particular, a printer such as a RFID printer is capable of encoding an inlay or multiple inlays within a record member while the web is continuously moving. While a record member... Agent: Avery Dennison Corporation

20090189771 - Smart care system: A smart care system utilizes an information collecting unit to obtain information of a care receiver from a monitoring area so as to produce a monitoring signal. The monitoring signal is transmitted to an outputting device for displaying the information collected by the information collecting unit to a care giver.... Agent: Joe Mckinney Muncy

20090189772 - Stay-alert device: A device for actively engaging a user's body and mind, thus preventing the user from falling asleep and creating a dangerous situation. The device can also alert a user when they begin to doze off.... Agent: West & Associates, A PC

20090189773 - Ignition-source detecting system and associated methods: A system of ignition-source detection and prevention in containers and open materials handling systems. The system includes an electronic processor located in close proximity to a detector, a spray nozzle, and a valve. The electronic processor may be configured to be placed in a dust-hazard environment. The detector may be... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090189774 - Power topology determination: A power topology determination system includes a management engine. A power line communication device is coupled to the management engine. A first power device is coupled to the power line communication device through a power line connection. The power line communication device is operable to retrieve first power device information... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090189775 - Light feedback on physical object selection: A highlighting method and an interaction system (100) include at least one controllable light emitting source (110) linked to an item (120); and a processor (140) configured to turn on the controllable light emitting source (110) in response to user selection of the item (120). The controllable light emitting source... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property And Standards

20090189776 - Method for communicating information by infrared rays between a transmitter and a receiver in a home-automation network: wherein the preamble signal and the data signal are modulated at the same frequency and wherein the data signal is separated from the preamble signal by a signal-free period having a duration of greater than twice the maximum duration separating two successive pulses of the second type.... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

20090189777 - Topology maintenance and discovery facility for downhole networks: An apparatus and method for discovering and monitoring a collection of nodes in a downhole network may include receiving data packets originating from several downhole nodes. These packets may be read to extract a unique identifier and hop count for each of the nodes. This information may then be used... Agent: National Oilwell Varco Attention Victor Segura

20090189778 - Meter reading system: A meter reading system is provided for use in reading the water, electricity or gas meters, in which a data logger and a meter are installed at user end. When desiring to obtain the readings of a meter at user end, a mobile meter reader sends a control signal via... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP

20090189779 - Automatic garage door closing through the vehicle control: A method of controlling a garage door of a garage may entail detecting an open condition of the garage door using a sensor within the garage, transmitting a garage door open signal from the sensor to a communication unit in the garage; transmitting an alert signal from the communication unit... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090189780 - It system: In order to realize road-road communications, a roadside device is provided with an MS function unit and a BS function unit that have a termination function of a signal. In a case of performing road-road communications, any of plural roadside devices can function as a BS, and others as an... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

20090189781 - Vehicle zone detection system and method: An object detection system is provided for detecting a thermal emitting object in a blind zone proximate to a host vehicle. The system includes a thermal radiation detector located on a host vehicle and configured to sense temperature of multiple coverage zones proximate to the host vehicle. A processor processes... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20090189782 - Cellular-based preemption system: A cellular-based preemption system that uses existing cellular infrastructure to transmit preemption related data to allow safe passage of emergency vehicles through one or more intersections. A cellular unit in an emergency vehicle is used to generate position reports that are transmitted to the one or more intersections during an... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090189783 - Image processing device, image processing method, and program: An image processing device for performing a process of measuring a distance to a predetermined object using an image imaged by an imaging device attached to a vehicle which moves has a movement detection unit for detecting that the vehicle moved a constant amount from a position where the imaging... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20090189785 - Method and apparatus for reporting a missle threat to a commercial aircraft: An automatic system is provided for alerting ground personnel as to the existence of a threat to commercial aircraft in which the threat is determined by a classified system, but in which the local area network employed by the military missile warning is isolated from an unclassified local network coupled... Agent: Bae Systems

20090189784 - Physical finite element model: a plurality of RFIDs is installed on aircraft or other structure. The RFIDs can query one another upon original installation and in response to predetermined event detection, and determine their relative locations within a mesh. The determined location data and other information are stored within the respect memories of the... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090189786 - Method and device for modifying the sound volume of an audio alarm signal onboard an aircraft: A method for modifying a current sound-volume value assigned by an on-board system to an acoustic alert signal emitted on board an aircraft is provided. The method includes furnishing, on board the aircraft, the on-board system with at least one information item defining a modification of the current sound-volume value... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090189787 - System and method for generating an altimeter mis-set alert on a primary flight display: A primary flight display system is provided for deployment on an aircraft including a barometric altimeter and a secondary altitude-determining device. The barometric altimeter provides a first estimated altitude corresponding to a reference pressure setting, and the secondary altitude-determining device provides a second estimated altitude. The primary flight display system... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090189788 - System and method for sensing cargo loads and trailer movement: The specification and drawing figures describe and illustrate a system for sensing cargo loads and trailer movement that includes a mobile wireless communications system. A mobile computing platform is mounted on a remote vehicle and operatively connectable across the mobile wireless communications system. Sensor data are collected and stored in... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

07/23/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20090184800 - Cellular phone entry techniques: A cell phone is mated with the vehicle system and thereafter used to obtain access to the vehicle. A user who has a cell phone automatically can obtain access to the vehicle. An embodiment describes a USB key that provides access to the vehicle, and in an emergency, either a... Agent: Scott C Harris

20090184801 - Method for unlocking a lock by a lock device enabled for short-range wireless data communication in compliance with a communication standard and associated device: A method is presented for unlocking a lock by a lock device enabled for short-range wireless data communication in compliance with a communication standard. In one embodiment, the method includes: a) detecting a key device within operative range of the lock device; b) determining a wireless communication address of the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090184799 - Information storage medium and information storage medium processing apparatus: An information storage medium according to this embodiment includes a first communication unit configured to communicate with an information storage medium processing apparatus in a contact state, a second communication unit configured to communicate with the information storage medium processing apparatus in a non-contact state, a storage unit configured to... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090184804 - Method and apparatus for monitoring a building: The invention relates to a method in connection with electrical-energy measurement. According to the method the electrical energy consumption (1) of a building is measured, and the measured data are sent over telecommunications link (2) to the desired party. According to the invention RFID devices (3, 13, 15) are used... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090184802 - Method, apparatus, and system for radio frequency identification (rfid) tag association and relative positioning: Obscured radio frequency identification (RFID) tags are indirectly read by an RFID reader. Other tags operate to relay the information associated with the obscured tags from one tag to another, until the associated information is ultimately received by the RFID reader from a tag in direct communication with the RFID... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090184803 - Utilizing an rfid tag in manufacturing for enhanced lifecycle management: Data associated with supply chain events for a manufactured assembly is automatically stored. In preferred embodiments the supply chain events for the manufactured assembly are stored on an RFID tag attached to the assembly as it travels through the supply chain to insure the data concerning the assembly is readily... Agent: Martin & Associates, LLC

20090184805 - Apparatus, method, and computer-readable recording medium for communication apparatus: A communication apparatus includes a first communicating part that reads data stored in a storage device of an outside apparatus and writes data in the storage device of the outside apparatus, a second communicating part that transmits and receives data with respect to the outside apparatus, and an operation controlling... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20090184806 - Uhf timing system for participatory athletic events: A participatory athletic event timing system based on backscattering modulation in the UHF band and including wirelessly encoding writable data tags with participant's bib numbers or a calculated derivative thereof for timing participants in a participative athletic event, and attaching the data tags to the participant's bibs for distribution of... Agent: Chernoff, Vilhauer, Mcclung & Stenzel, LLP

20090184807 - Sending device to propagate information signals and method applied thereby: Transmitter for distributing data signals, characterised in that it is provided with receiving means for collecting one or several data signals, a control unit (5) and a transmitting unit (3) connected thereto for transmitting an above-mentioned data signal via a network to one or several addressable receivers (6) from a... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090184808 - Method for controlling vibration mechanism of a mobile communication terminal: A mobile terminal comprising: a controller for detecting an event occurring when the mobile terminal is manipulated and controlling vibration of the mobile terminal according to a pre-set method based on a type of the event; a memory for storing the preferred vibration method according to the type of event;... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey

20090184809 - Rapid prototyping and machine vision for reconfigurable interfaces: A system and method including software to aid in generation of panels and control instruments rapidly generates a station that can support a variety of control interfaces. Rapid-Prototyped Panels, or RP-Panels, replicate existing systems (for simulation, training, gaming, etc.) or from new designs (for human factors testing, as functional product,... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20090184810 - Conformal repeater unit: A signal repeater for receiving and re-transmitting signals from environmental transducers and the like, and for mechanically and electrically cooperating with existing electrically powered fixtures. More particularly, the present invention includes a housing unit for mechanically and electrically coupling to the powered fixture, a transceiver unit, and a first power... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090184811 - Methods and system for an impact avoidance system: A system and methods of impact avoidance for a load transport system are provided. The method includes coupling an elongated load to a transport vehicle, wherein the load includes a supported portion and a cantilevered portion such that the cantilevered portion exceeds a support dimension of the transport vehicle. The... Agent: John S. Beulick (17851) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090184812 - User configured display system for motor vehicle: The present invention is directed toward a data acquisition and display system for vehicles that connects to the vehicle's on-board computer(s) via a data link connector (DLC). The system includes a display module suitable for permanent or temporary attachment within the interior of a vehicle. The display module preferably includes... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.

20090184813 - Method for transmitting data: A method for transmitting data is applied to a receiver and a plurality of transmitters. The steps comprise respectively transmitting a data to the receiver at different first transmission times within a transmission interval by the transmitters. Next, the different first transmission times are respectively added with different accumulated values... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090184815 - Tire pressure measuring system and tire pressure measuring device: A tire pressure measuring system (TPMS) for transmitting pressure information from a tire to a vehicle body has a complicated structure when a plurality kinds of transmission data exist. A sensor unit receives a transmission electromagnetic field from a sensor control unit, and rectify-detects the received field. The counter of... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090184814 - Wireless tire pressure monitoring system with interactive multiple frequency channel: A wireless tire pressure monitoring system with interactive multiple frequency channel includes a controlling host module and multiple tire detection units. The controlling host module includes a first CPU, a key unit, a display unit, a low-frequency wireless transmitter, and a high-frequency wireless receiver. The tire detection units are separately... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090184816 - Alarm system walk test: A system and method for performing a walk test for an alarm system having an alarm panel and at least one zone, each zone having at least one sensor, having steps of placing the alarm panel in an engineering mode, establishing a communications channel between the alarm panel and a... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090184817 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus is supplied capable of improving distance precision and relative position precision of RFID tag and RFID unit so as to heighten communication quality of image forming apparatus. The image forming apparatus comprises attachable and removable exchange cartridge which is used for accommodating toner and has a... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090184819 - Method and apparatus for detecting radio frequency signals: A method and apparatus for sensing radio frequency signals. A radio frequency strength sensing apparatus converts a sensed radio frequency signal to an audible tone. The apparatus comprises a radio frequency detector, a voltage to frequency converter, and a speaker system. The radio frequency detector is capable of detecting radio... Agent: Duke W. Yee

20090184820 - Security system, security center apparatus, and security management method: Mass transit terrorism is prevented to construct a safe society. Individual explosive sensing devices are connected by a network to establish a security system. Information collected in the security center is compared with a database to determine a risk. When the risk exceeds a predetermined level upon determination of the... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090184818 - System and method for inter-modal container screening: A system and method for screening inter-modal shipping containers for the presence of weapons-of-mass-destruction, such as chemical-warfare agents, biological-warfare agents, radiological materials, nuclear material, or explosives, is disclosed.... Agent: Lockheed Martin C/o Demont & Breyer, LLC

20090184821 - Smart display device for independent living care: A wireless contextual prompting device provides contextual (context-aware) prompting in the home for applications such as Activities of Daily Living (ADL) monitoring, medication adherence, journaling, social messaging and coaching. The device combines the advantages of a small, wireless, battery-operated sensor that may be easily mounted at critical places in a... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global

20090184822 - Security apparatus with identification mechanism: A security system is disclosed. Embodiments of the system comprise a key containing a unique identifier, and a security device capable of reading the unique identifier from the key. In certain embodiments the unique identifier is stored on an integrated circuit within the key along with a power supply for... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090184823 - Systems and methods for detecting activities: Exemplary embodiments provide systems and methods for detecting activities and determining information about the activities. Exemplary embodiments use one or more items of context information on one or more objects to detect an activity. Examples of context information include, but are not limited to, identities of objects, roles or activities... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090184824 - Rfid tag with a reduced read range: A radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag is provided that comprises an RFID inlay having a read range. The RFID tag also comprises a facestock or substrate affixed to the RFID inlay. The RFID tag further comprises a radio frequency (RF) altering material affixed to the facestock or substrate that is configured... Agent: Avery Dennison Corporation Amanda Wittine

20090184825 - Rfid transponder used for instrument identification in an electromagnetic tracking system: A system and method for instrument identification in an electromagnetic tracking system. The system and method comprising at least one electromagnetic transmitter and receiver assembly; at least one medical device or instrument removably coupled to the at least one electromagnetic transmitter or receiver assembly; and an RFID transponder attached to... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20090184826 - Embedded system architecture for rfid tag emulation: An apparatus for emulating multiple RFID tags in a supply chain/logistics network, comprising: an RFID transceiver for receiving an RF command from an interrogator, a controller for converting the received RF command into a digitized message, an RFID emulation unit for retrieving or storing identification data with respect to the... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

20090184827 - Planar distributed radio-frequency identification (rfid) antenna assemblies: Disclosed are exemplary embodiments of passive radio-frequency identification (RFID) readers operable for creating a relatively uniform near field adjacent a planar surface for reading RFID tags generally above the planar surface. The RFID reader may include a plurality of antenna elements distributed in an array underneath the planar surface. A... Agent: Harness, Dickey, & Pierce, P.l.c

20090184828 - Automatic driver alert device and associated method: A driver alerting device includes body that is adapted to be worn around a driver's neck. The driver alerting device is configured to emit alert signals when a triggering event is detected. The alert signals are configured in such a manner to adequately notify the driver of the dangerous driving... Agent: Ashkan Najafi, P.A.

20090184829 - Temperature sensor: The present disclosure describes an apparatus and method for monitoring a thermal profile proximate a housing, the apparatus comprising at least one temperature sensor supportable by the housing and configured for monitoring a thermal profile proximate the housing, at least one thermoelectric generator in circuit with the at least one... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20090184831 - Controlling device of a multifunctional lamp: A controlling device of a multifunctional lamp, which includes: a spare power supply circuit; a controller connectable to an external power supply circuit and the spare power supply circuit; and a voltage modulation module connected between the controller and a powered end equipment. According to the control of a user... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090184830 - Smoke sensor of sound wave type: The present invention provides a smoke sensor of sound wave type that excels in responsiveness and has a low probability of false detection. The smoke sensor has a sound wave generating unit that provides an ultrasound wave to a monitoring space, a sound wave receiving unit that receives the ultrasound... Agent: Cheng Law Group, PLLC

20090184832 - Hydration alert: One aspect of the invention is an apparatus including an alarm for alerting an operator to recharge a humidifier, wherein such alarm is generated other than through the use of a humidity sensor. In one embodiment the total work performed during heating and hydrating an insufflation gas is measured and... Agent: Carl L. Johnson Jacobson And Johnson

20090184833 - Vehicle and information apparatus of vehicle: An information apparatus of a vehicle that allows the request for the required information to be reliably made is provided. When a vehicle and a charging device are connected to each other for transmission and reception of electric power in order to charge a main battery, a main control ECU... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090184834 - System and method for monitoring step motor: A method for monitoring a step motor is provided, wherein the step motor rotates from a start position to an end position and then back to the start position repeatedly. The monitoring method includes: detecting a status signal of the step motor and a command signal received by the step... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090184835 - System, device and method for providing power outage and restoration notification: A system, computer program product and method to provide information related to a power distribution system based on information provided by a plurality of network elements electrically connected to a plurality of power lines of the power distribution system at a plurality of locations is provided. In one embodiment, the... Agent: Capital Legal Group, LLC

20090184836 - Fault detection system with redundant product teach verification: Some embodiments for a fault detection apparatus may include one or more monitors to detect at least three operating states of a sensor, such as pass, fail, and inoperative so as to enable a manufacturing facility to differentiate between situations in which a container does not have the appropriate machine-readable... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090184837 - Method and device for providing auditory or visual effects: The present invention relates to a method and device for providing auditory or visual effects by means of a plurality of audio or light controlling devices (200) grouped within a geographical area. The method comprises determining the position of each of the audio or light controlling devices (200) before communicating... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090184838 - Rfid system preventing recognition error and communication method thereof: A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag is provided that prevents a recognition error of the RFID tag due to the occurrence of a shadow region. The RFID tag includes a first tag performing communication with an RFID reader and a second tag connected to the first tag and suitable for... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20090184839 - Controller having reduced control key set and method for operating same in a learning, macro, or cloning mode: In some embodiments, a wall-mountable, configurable controller having control keys (e.g., less than eight keys or another small number of keys), a subassembly including circuitry, and a control key insert removably mountable to the subassembly and including at least one of the control keys. The circuitry can include a limit... Agent: Girard & Equitz LLP

20090184840 - Default configuration for a lighting control system: A processing circuit for providing electronic photosensor information over a communication link. The processing circuit comprises a photosensor input circuit adapted to be directly coupled to a photosensor for receiving the electronic photosensor information from the photosensor. Further, a communication port is provided that allows for transmitting and receiving messages... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090184841 - Method and system of data acquisition and transmission: A system and method of data acquisition and transmission for use in a channel for conveying liquid and/or gas, such as a wellbore. The system includes one or more of data acquisition modules for acquiring data relating to conditions adjacent the module and transmitting the data to a terminal collection... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090184842 - System for automatic continuous and reliable patient identification for association of wireless medical devices to patients: The medical communication system comprises a plurality of medical identification devices (12). Each identification device (12) is attached to one particular patient (14). A registration processor generates a unique patient identification data that is stored in an electronic patient identification code memory (54). Each identification device (12) includes an intra-body... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090184843 - Traffic flow based displays: A method includes determining a first flow characteristic of a flow, the flow comprising at least one targeted user. The method also includes generating for display a first message based on the first flow characteristic of the flow.... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20090184844 - Method and device for detecting a vehicle passing by in the dark: A device for detecting a vehicle passing by a vehicle in the dark. A camera detects a light cone that is moving at a lateral offset relative to the vehicle. An analyzer device assigns the relatively moving light cone to the passing vehicle.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090184845 - Vehicle detecting system: A vehicle detecting system includes image taking means for taking an image of the surroundings of a subject vehicle, vehicle detecting means for detecting a vehicle from the taken image, and lateral-position detecting means for detecting a lateral position of the vehicle in the taken image. The lateral-position detecting means... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell

20090184846 - Method and device for filtering alarms: The invention relates to a method, a device and an item of equipment for filtering alarms originating from a windshear detection system embedded in an aircraft being able to emit an alarm. The aircraft has at least one sensor allowing the acquisition of a flight parameter. The device according to... Agent: Lowe Hauptman & Berner, LLP

20090184847 - Vehicle lane discrimination in an electronic toll collection system: A vehicle position determination system for determining the position of a moving vehicle in a multi-lane roadway. Two or more roadway antennas each periodically transmit an identifier that is associated with and unique to the antenna to a transponder located in the moving vehicle. As the moving vehicle passes through... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC

07/16/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20090179733 - Electronic advertisement system and its display control method: Disclosed is an electronic advertisement system in which display based on edited advertisement data distributed from a distribution server (20) is made in synchronism on a large-format display (312) and a sub-display (322), by a set top box (301B), user data stored in an IC card (40) is read out... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090179735 - Security systems: Systems and methods for delivering goods and services involving use of locks that are programmed to permit limited entry under specified circumstances. A lock may be electronically programmed from a remote location in connection with an e-commerce transaction.... Agent: Kolisch Hartwell, P.C.

20090179734 - System and method to use sensors to identify objects placed on a surface: A method, system, and computer program product are provided for identifying an object placed on a surface. An indication is received that an object has been placed on the surface. A plurality of physical characteristics are identified that are associated with the object. Using the plurality of physical characteristics, a... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

20090179736 - Setting device, biometric device, biometric device setting system, biometric device setting method, program, and computer-readable recording medium: Setting of a biometric device is easily carried out. A setting device (7) includes: a storage section for storing (i) personal or physical information to be set in a biometric device (101), and (ii) output mode information indicative of an output mode of a measurement result measured by the biometric... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090179737 - Banknote acceptor with visual checking: A banknote acceptor for authenticating a banknote 2, has a sensing station S with detector 18 that produces image signals corresponding to a face the banknote. A processor 24 pre-processes the image signals and compares them with stored reference data corresponding to an acceptable banknote from memory 25 to determining... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department

20090179739 - Apparatus and a method for recognizing an activity of daily living: Provided is an apparatus for recognizing an activity of daily living (ADL). The apparatus includes a radio frequency identification (RFID) reader for reading the information of an RFID tag to recognize a motion object, a motion detector attached on a moving subject for acquiring acceleration information and recognizing a motion... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20090179741 - Enhancing the efficiency of energy transfer to/from passive id circuits using ferrite cores: In one embodiment the present invention includes an RFID gaming token with a ferrite core. When the RFID gaming tokens are stacked, the ferrite cores steer the flux field from the excitation antenna through the center of the annular antennas in each token. The resulting flux field increases the efficiency... Agent: Fountainhead Law Group, PC

20090179740 - Radio frequency identification (rfid) method and apparatus for maximizing receive channel signal-to-noise ratio by adjusting phase to minimize noise: Noise in a receive path of a radio frequency identification (RFID) reader is reduced by using a phase shifter. By reducing the noise, the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) in the receive path of the RFID reader is improved, thereby increasing the number of RFID tags that can be read in a... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090179742 - Tag detecting system, moving object detecting method, and entrance/exit management system: A tag detecting system for detecting a movement of a person or an object that mounts an RFID tag, a moving object detecting method, and an entrance/exit management system using the moving object detecting system are provided. The tag detecting system detects a specific person or object by restricting a... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090179738 - Tag reading device: A tag reading device can effectively read a plurality of tags. The tag reading device includes a power control unit (109) for controlling an output power of a transmission unit (101) by a control signal so as to transmit transmission data with an output power set by an output power... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.

20090179743 - Pseudo-random authentification code altering scheme for a transponder and a base station: An electric circuit for a transponder (110) for communication with a base station (120), the electric circuit comprising a memory unit (111) adapted for storing communication related information, and a processor unit (112) adapted for altering an authentification code necessary for the base station (120) to get access to the... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property Department

20090179744 - Radio-frequency-device personalization: Radio-frequency devices that have internal radio-frequency chips are personalized. A radio-frequency device is inserted into a package. An identifier is read electromagnetically from the radio-frequency chip with a radio-frequency transceiver while the radio-frequency device is within the package. Personalization information is written electromagnetically onto the radio-frequency chip while the radio-frequency... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090179745 - Display system: An instrument panel display system displays vehicle information, amenity information, and safety information as images. In this instrument panel display system, data (image data, image layout data, and image output control data) for displaying the images are generated in a shared manner by a vehicle system processor, an amenity system... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20090179746 - Burglar-proof gps vehicle terminal with functions of independent monitoring and resetting: A burglar-proof GPS vehicle terminal with functions of independent monitoring and resetting uses a phone book function of the SIM card without needing any input interface. A built-in ball vibration sensor is used to determine whether the vehicle owner is within the vehicle. The terminal entering into a power saving... Agent: Ming-cheng Hsiang

20090179747 - Method and apparatus for determining identifiable tire position location in a tire pressure monitoring system: A method for identifying tire location including the steps of transmitting a low frequency signal at different power levels and receiving radio frequency identification signals. Tire identification and location based on low frequency power level for two tire transmitters is determined. Radio frequency signals from two different tire transmitters are... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20090179748 - Wheel monitoring device: A wheel monitoring apparatus includes a measuring and evaluation unit designed to be fastened to the wheel in the region of at least one wheel nut or bolt of the wheel. The wheel monitoring apparatus includes at least one sensor for detecting a characteristic variable for a state of a... Agent: Mark A. Ussai Skf Usa Inc.

20090179749 - Wireless tire pressure monitoring system: A wireless tire pressure monitoring system includes a monitoring main unit installed in the truck-tractor of a towing vehicle, a receiving antenna electrically connected to the monitoring main unit, and a register set in a location within the wireless communication transmission range of the receiving antenna and stored with an... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20090179750 - Self leveling warning light for vehicles: A self leveling warning light for vehicles employing a light assembly that is pivotedly secured to an inner surface of a vehicle window by a mounting base suction cup. The light assembly has a plurality of LEDs whose intensity is amplified by a reflector and focused by an optical lens... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.

20090179751 - Hybrid sensor/communication device, and method: A hybrid sensor/communication device includes a radio frequency identification (RFID) communication device coupled to a sensor device that includes organic and/or amorphous semiconductor material. The organic and/or amorphous semiconductor material may be printed atop a substrate of the device, the same substrate upon which antenna elements of the RFID device... Agent: Jonathan A. Platt Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090179752 - Mobile device safety: In an example embodiment, an automatic warning system that warns users of personal mobile devices (such as cellular telephones and portable music players) when they enter or are near the threshold of a hazardous area while using their mobile device. In an example embodiment, the mobile device is automatically paused... Agent: Tucker Ellis & West LLP

20090179753 - System of tracking the real time location of shoppers, associates, managers and vendors through a communication multi-network within a store: The invention relates to one or more systems for locating a shopper's, associate's, manager's or vendor's presumed position in a store using a communication multi-network for communication in the store. Specifically, at least one location device is positioned in proximity to, for example, a shopper such that the shopper's presumed... Agent: Theodore P. Cummings, Attorney At Law

20090179756 - Bio-surveillance system: A bio-surveillance system monitors symptoms or groups of symptoms experienced by people in a geographical area. The system tracks symptoms reported by calls to an emergency service dispatcher. The bio-surveillance system monitors the symptoms and associates the geographical location with the symptoms. Various triggers are programmed and stored in the... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.

20090179754 - Content status provision related to volatile memories: The present invention relates to a method, a content status information providing unit (100), a portable electronic device (114), a computer program product (50) and a computer program element for providing status information related to at least one data content file, within a portable electronic device (114), to a user,... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090179755 - Overload control method for a wireless cellular network: A method may include determining a metric for at least one physical resource block of a wireless cellular network in at least a one cell. Each physical resource block may include a set of frequencies, and/or the metric may be based on interference on the at least one physical resource... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090179757 - Electronic security seal and system: A tamper-proof electronic security seal which includes a bolt and a locking element and an electronic seal element. The bolt has a head and a hollow shank extending therefrom having a longitudinal bore formed therein. The shank is dimensioned to pass through a lock hasp and has a free end... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090179758 - Site security system: A system for securing a property site includes a fence adapted to enclose the property site. Reinforcements are placed over the wire fence. A gate in the fence allows access to the property site and includes a locking member to lock the gate. A secured access member secures a key... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20090179759 - Animal deterrent system: s

20090179760 - Caster system activator: A system provides on-demand operation of a mobile electronic device mounted on a vehicle such as a shopping cart. The system includes a detector for sensing movement of the vehicle and device. Further, the system includes a controller electronically connected to the detector and to the device. With this interconnection,... Agent: Nydegger & Associates

20090179762 - Information accessing system, information apparatus, recording medium and method for accessing information: A method, to facilitate communication by a machine, includes: receiving data transmitted from a reading/writing apparatus; detecting a data request signal; transmitting, to the reading/writing apparatus, a response signal responsive to the data request signal; acquiring, from a sensor, detected data indicative of at least one of a physical quantity... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center C/o Cpa Global

20090179761 - Power-saving wireless input device and system: A power-saving wireless input device and an associated system are included. The wireless input device comprises an antenna, an RFID transponder, an energy-storing unit, and a sensing unit. The RFID transponder receives an AC signal via the antenna, and converts the AC signal into a DC signal. The energy-storing unit... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC

20090179763 - Detachable battery status alarm and battery detector thereof: A detachable battery status alarm has an alarm device and at least one battery detector. The battery detector is directly mounted on the battery and electronically connected to the battery. The alarm device links to the battery detector to obtain the battery status in a physical connection or a wireless... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090179764 - Device for detecting passenger's weight in vehicle: The passenger weight detection device includes a sensor body including a center hole, fixing holes formed on the center hole, and a mounting recess formed in the sensor body to mount a diaphragm. Additionally, a semiconductor strain gauge is attached to the diaphragm and a printed circuit board (PCB) is... Agent: Barley Snyder, LLC

20090179765 - Signal adaptation in response to orientation or movement of a mobile electronic device: A mobile electronic device generates a signal in response to an event in the device for informing the user of the occurrence of the event. The electronic device is provided with an orientation sensor or a movement sensor. The electronic device is configured to adapt the signal that is generated... Agent: Perman & Green

20090179766 - Apparatus for monitoring joints of articulated robot: An apparatus for monitoring the operation of a robot joint in which a second member (43) is displaceably mounted on a first member (41). The distance to a measurement plate provided to the second member (43) is measured by a range finder (42) provided to the first member (41). A... Agent: Standley Law Group LLP

20090179767 - System and method for remote activation using a transmitter switch array: A system and method for remote activation of a device includes, in one embodiment, a user interface for selecting a command associated with the one or more vehicle functions, a controller for processing the selected command, the controller having a plurality of input ports, and a switch array including a... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C. / Lear Corporation

20090179768 - Electronic device accessory: Electronic devices and accessories such as headsets for electronic devices are provided. A microphone may be included in an accessory to capture sound for an associated electronic device. Buttons and other user interfaces may be included in the accessories. An accessory may have an audio plug that connects to a... Agent: G. Victor Treyz

20090179769 - Wireless reomote control systems: Wireless remote control system for engine piston with in-piston circuit (50) and an external processing unit mounted on the exterior of the crank case (51). A carrier signal generated in the external processing unit is fed to a primary coil (P) located within the crank case and the secondary coil... Agent: Burns & Levinson, LLP

20090179770 - Meter with irda port: A meter is provided of the type used for recording data primarily related to power and/or energy use. The meter includes an IrDA port for wirelessly transmitting and receiving data to and from the meter. Preferably, the IrDA port operates according to one or more of the standard IrDA protocols... Agent: Electro Industries/ Gaugetech C/o Casella & Hespos, LLP

20090179771 - Methods and systems for accurate time-keeping on metering and other network communication devices: Methods and systems for providing accurate time-keeping on battery-powered communication devices used in AMI systems, mesh networks, and multi-channel radio networks. One embodiment allows the use of low power (and low cost) crystals in battery-powered endpoints by periodically correcting the poor timing of these crystals using communications with a nearby,... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP

20090179772 - In-vehicle apparatus remote control system and in-vehicle apparatus remote control method: t

20090179773 - Method and apparatus for calibrating an image capturing device, and a method and apparatus for outputting image frames from sequentially captured image frames with compensation for image capture device offset: An image vision system (8) for calibrating two cameras (17) mounted on respective side rear view mirror housings (5) of a motor vehicle (1) for correcting for offset of the cameras (17) from ideal positions relative to the vehicle (1). The cameras (17) capture plan view images of the ground... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090179774 - Dynamic siren detection and notification system: A monitoring and notification system detects and informs vehicle occupants of sirens. The system may adjust radio, phone, or other device settings in the vehicle in conjunction with the notification. The notification may take an audible or visual form, and the monitoring system may perform its analysis across multiple types... Agent: Harman - Brinks Hofer Chicago Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090179775 - Secure information system: Methods and apparatus are provided for a secure inter-vehicle information system. The apparatus comprises a satellite adapted to broadcast a satellite radio signal comprising security information and satellite radio information, a satellite radio receiver adapted to receive the satellite radio signal and adapted to separate the security information from the... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)

20090179776 - Determination of parking space availability systems and methods: Systems and methods are provided herein that provide for the determination and presentation of parking space availability to a user. In one exemplary embodiment, the availability status of a plurality of parking spaces can be determined by receiving a real-time image of a parking space and comparing the image to... Agent: Axios Law Group. PLLC

20090179777 - Abnormality detection apparatus: An abnormality detection apparatus has: an abnormality detection portion that detects at least one of an abnormality of a vehicle and an abnormality of an in-vehicle device based on an output of the in-vehicle device that indicates a state of a vehicle; an environmental drive condition information obtaining portion that... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

07/09/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20090174524 - User-assisted programmable appliance control: A universal remote control interacts with a user to assist in training to one or more appliances. If the appliance is activated by a rolling code activation signal, a sequence of different rolling code activation signals is transmitted until the user indicates a successful transmission. If the appliance is activated... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C. / Lear Corporation

20090174526 - Systems and methods for recognition of individuals using multiple biometric searches: The search results of a first iteration of a biometric search are used to form a probe for subsequent iterations searches in a biometric database. his enables the search methodology to “drill down” into the database to find matching biometric templates. In addition, the results of a search using a... Agent: Digimarc Corporation

20090174525 - Communication system and communication method: The communication system of the invention is a communication system having an authentication function using authentication information and enabling communications to be conducted at least between two Bluetooth machines 1 (704) and 2 (705), and includes a Bluetooth security server 703 for wirelessly supplying authentication information 702a, 702b to the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090174528 - Apparatus for communicating with rfid tag using optical information: An apparatus for communicating with a RFID tag includes on an upper part of a housing with a display part provided, an antenna configured to perform radio communication with a RFID circuit element provided at an article to be detected; and a barcode sensor configured to optically get tag grasping... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20090174527 - Surface mount capacitor used as a substrate flip-chip carrier in a radio frequency identification tag: In a passive radio frequency identification (RFID) transponder comprising an integrated circuit, an antenna coil, and at least one surface mount capacitor, a configuration is disclosed in which the surface mount capacitor is used as the integrated circuit carrier. The integrated circuit comprises a bumped die flip-chip, and the surface... Agent: Kauth , Pomeroy , Peck & Bailey ,llp

20090174529 - Self-calbrating rfid transponder: A RFID transponder includes a resonant circuit for providing a clock signal at a predetermined clock frequency, a self-calibration stage for calibrating the resonant circuit's current clock frequency towards the predetermined clock frequency. The self-calibration stage is adapted to compare a first clock frequency of the resonant circuit determined during... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090174531 - Apparatus for communicating with rfid tag, processing device for communication with rfid tag, rfid tag, and rfid tag communication system: There are provided an antenna of an apparatus for producing RFID label configured to transmit/receive information via radio communication with a RFID circuit element provided with an IC circuit part storing information, a control circuit of the apparatus for producing RFID label configured to create file additional information relating to... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20090174530 - Wireless presentation system and pairing method applied thereto: A wireless presentation system includes a first wireless input element, a second wireless input element and a wireless receiving and processing host. A pairing method for use in the wireless presentation system includes the following steps. The wireless receiving and processing host generates a first identification code, and if the... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20090174532 - Method, system, integrated circuit, communication module, and computer-readable medium for achieving resource sharing including space and time reuse within a power line communication system: A communication system includes communication protocols that allow a single network or multiple neighboring networks to increase resource sharing and reduce mutual interference and increase their overall throughput. Various protocols apply to homogenous networks in which all power line communication (PLC) devices of multiple networks are interoperable with respect to... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.

20090174533 - Instrumentation assembly for a vehicle: An instrumentation assembly for installation in the dashboard of a vehicle is disclosed herein. The instrumentation assembly includes an electronic controller, an enclosure, a viewable gauge, a viewable display, and a proximity-sensing switch. The controller has a memory for storing information. The enclosure has a designated front section and a... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC

20090174534 - Vehicle antitheft system and method: A vehicle antitheft system and method detects the starting of a vehicle and starts a first timer. If the first timer times out without the system having detected a first predetermined sequence, the system actuates a vehicle system warning signal and starts a second timer. If the second timer times... Agent: Dillon & Yudell, LLP

20090174535 - Vehicle reversing radar alarm: The vehicle reversing radar alarm of this invention pertains to the field of alarming device and particularly relates to a vehicle reversing radar alarm for cars. The vehicle reversing radar alarm consists of a frame mount, a camera assembly, a support means for camera, mounting holes for ultrasonic sensors, a... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20090174536 - Accident avoidance during vehicle backup: In one embodiment, the present invention is directed to a method to operate a host vehicle having a rearview camera vision sensor, and an electronic controller with memory. The method comprises the steps of determining whether the host vehicle is in reverse gear, activating a rearview camera vision sensor on... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC Ford Global Technologies, Inc.

20090174537 - Customizable vehicle information display: A system and method for creating a customizable video display in a vehicle is provided for allowing a user to select what driving information is to be displayed. The system having a video display device fixed on the instrument panel of a vehicle, and an input device allowing users to... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle, Anderson & Citkowski, P.C.

20090174538 - Display device of cargo handling vehicle and hybrid cargo handling vehicle equipped with the display device: A display device of a hybrid cargo handling vehicle and a hybrid cargo handling vehicle equipped with the display device are provided, with which whether operation is performed by engine drive or motor drive or engine plus motor drive and whether driving operation, i.e. energy consuming operation or energy recovering... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090174539 - Uei fuel & driving monitor: This invention, UEI FUEL & DRIVING MONITOR, will monitor and record on a SD/Flash memory card, the events that exceed the proprietary software/hardware preprogrammed for acceleration, braking, left and right turns, or swerving. The events will be recorded and retrieved by a PC program for analysis of driving habits. The... Agent: Universal Energy Innovations LLC

20090174540 - Method and apparatus to determine vehicle intent: The present invention relates to the field of smart cars and automatic signaling of a vehicle's intent. The invention allows a driver to choose between manual or automatic signaling (turns, deceleration, acceleration) and a prominent feature is that the system is not cooperative and can be phased in over time,... Agent: Robert Platt Bell Registered Patent Attorney

20090174541 - Light assembly with shielding device and visibility window: The present disclosure relates to an housing that reduces obstruction of the vehicle operator's ability to see through the upper portion of the windshield. Rather than a light shield constructed entirely of a opaque plastic, an interior mounted warning light assembly incorporates a visibility window above the vehicle operator's position.... Agent: Alix Yale & Ristas LLP

20090174542 - System and method for increasing signage awareness and visibility: A system for increasing awareness and enhancing visibility of a sign that includes a base attached to the sign panel, a plurality of illumination devices coupled to the base, a power source, and a controller coupled to the illumination devices and the power source.... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090174544 - Electronic article surveillance system neural network minimizing false alarms and failures to deactivate: A method, system and computer program product for managing false alarms in a security system. A detection zone is established. An alarm event is triggered based on the detection of a tag in the detection zone using an initial alarm trigger sensitivity. The initial alarm trigger sensitivity is based on... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.

20090174543 - Emergency call apparatus: An emergency call apparatus includes a databank having a plurality of contact person information units; an alarm sending mechanism including a plurality of alarm generating units and an alarm output unit connected to the alarm generating units for outputting an alarm signal; an identifying mechanism linked to the databank and... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts

20090174545 - Alarm system and method via electronic mail: An alarm system for sending alarm e-mails flexibly defines various alarm conditions and alarm procedures according to a predetermined reference. The alarm system obtains monitoring data from a monitor system, and determines if the monitoring data meets any of the alarm conditions. The alarm system correspondingly selects an alarm procedure,... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090174546 - System and method for determining location of objects: An object tracking system, method and computer product, that include a remote communication device associated with the object to be tracked that includes a transmitter for broadcasting a tracking signal, and a search unit, that includes a receiver receiving the tracking signal from the remote communication device, and a processor... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.

20090174549 - Apparatus and method for tracking indoor target using wireless distance measuring technology: A method and system for sensorless tracking of an indoor target using a wireless distance measuring technology. A location tracking apparatus is initially moved, and then it is determined whether or not an initial traveling direction of the location tracking apparatus is forward or backward with respect to the target.... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20090174550 - System and method for monitoring alarms and responding to the movement of individuals and assets: A monitoring system is provided, by which alarm information and location data from a wireless personal tracking device carried by an individual is transmitted to an administrative hub for processing and action according to defined rules, including dispatching optimum assistance in the event of an alarm. Simultaneous monitoring of a... Agent: Dla Piper LLP Us

20090174548 - Tracking system: A tracking system for monitoring a location of a person and initiating a communication or emitting an alarm if the tracking system is moved outside of a specified area. The tracking system may include a microprocessor module, a location determining module, a communication module and an alarm module. The location... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja

20090174547 - Wearable or portable device including sensors and an image input for establishing communications interoperability and situational awareness of events at an incident site: Common handheld transceivers operating on different frequencies with differing protocols can be provided with a mini module attached to the handheld transceiver that not only converts the audio information available from the handheld to the format and frequency of the temporary incident area network, the mini module also provides a... Agent: Bae Systems

20090174551 - Internet activity evaluation system: Methods and apparatus for evaluating Internet activity are disclosed. One embodiment of the invention pertains to a child using the Internet and a parent inspecting said child's activity on the Internet, which enables said parent to intervene if said child's Internet activity is inappropriate.... Agent: Thomas N. Giaccherini

20090174552 - Digital occupancy sensor light control: A method of sensing motion in a predetermined area is provided. The method may include using a digital output motion sensor to produce a digital output signal indicative of the presence of motion in the predetermined area. The method may further include transmitting the digital output signal along a signal... Agent: Weiss & Arons, LLP

20090174553 - electromagnetic door lock: An electromagnetic door lock is described which includes at least two external generally planar surfaces and light emitting means; the light emitting means indicates the status of the lock and is arranged to emit light from the at least two external surfaces.... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090174555 - Mesh-type anti-theft device: The present invention provides a mesh-type anti-theft device. The mesh-type anti-theft device includes a drive unit, drive axle, brake tooth, coupling rotary base and cutter assembly. As the drive unit is used to drive the brake tooth, the drive axle will generate rotation and axial displacement, enabling the rotation of... Agent: Egbert Law Offices

20090174554 - Method and system for screening luggage items, cargo containers or persons: A system for screening luggage items, which includes an image generation device suitable for generating an image signal associated with a luggage item where the image signal conveys information related to the contents of the luggage item. The system also includes an apparatus having an input for receiving the image... Agent: Ralph A. Dowell Of Dowell & Dowell P.C.

20090174556 - Rfid protection device, and related methods: Devices and methods of preventing data transfer between an RFID reader and an RFID device to be protected, are provided. An example of an embodiment of an RFID signal capture device includes a container, a signal capture circuit configured to substantially disrupt the signal provided by the RFID reader when... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

20090174557 - Compact flexible high gain antenna for handheld rfid reader: A compact flexible high gain antenna is disclosed which includes a co-planar array of at least three substantially parallel main conducting antenna elements, a reflector, a driven element, and a director. Each of these elements may be terminated on the ends by a stub element, and the reflector and the... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20090174558 - Athletic monitoring system and method: A system and method are disclosed for monitoring the athletic performance of a user while also providing the user with entertainment such as an outputting of music. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a housing component at least partially defining an enclosure. A... Agent: Russell W. White

20090174559 - External voiding sensor system: The disclosure describes an external sensor attached to an undergarment worn by a patient that detects voiding information. The sensor stores the voiding information in a voiding log and transmits the voiding log to an external device. The external device includes a user interface that displays the voiding log to... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

20090174560 - Systems, apparatuses and methods for monitoring physical conditions of a vehicle driver: Embodiments of the present technology provide apparatuses, systems and methods for monitoring physical conditions of a vehicle driver.... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090174561 - System and method for transmitting security information over a passive optical network: An optical network terminal (ONT) includes an input device coupled to at least one sensing device mounted in a structure, and an output coupled to a passive optical network (PON). The ONT also includes a processor programmed to receive security information from the input device, determine if an alarm condition... Agent: The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20090174562 - Smoke detector battery tester triggered by any infrared remote: The user may perform a smoke detector battery capacity test via an infrared (IR) trigger from a remote controller. When the proper amount of directed infrared energy (sourced by an infrared remote control device) is detected at the smoke detector the smoke detector runs the battery life test. The result... Agent: William E. Jacobus

20090174563 - Battery identification for battery packs with inter-cell taps: A battery charger comprises a first electrical contact that receives a positive contact of an attached battery pack; a second electrical contact that receives a negative contact of the attached battery pack; a plurality of inter-cell electrical contacts that selectively receive inter-cell contacts of the attached battery pack; a measurement... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090174564 - Dust detecting circuit: A dust detecting circuit includes a sampling circuit and an alarm circuit. The sampling circuit has a first voltage amplifying circuit, a voltage comparing circuit, and a second voltage amplifying circuit. An input of the first voltage amplifying circuit is connected to an output of a dust sensor; two inputs... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090174565 - Fall detection system: A fall detection system a first fall sensing module and a notifying module. The first fall sensing module has a rotational portion and a sensing portion. The sensing portion monitors movement of the rotational portion. The notifying module is capable of emitting a sound, emitting a light, transmitting a message,... Agent: Gray, Plant, Mooty, Mooty & Bennett, P.A.

20090174566 - Alert device having notification-based customizable settings: An alert device is disclosed. The alert device has at least one light, at least one speaker, and a communication system configured to receive an alert notification containing instructions for each of at least one pattern and duration of activation of the at least one light, at least one pattern... Agent: Jason Volk

20090174567 - Remote controller for controlling playback of multimedia file: The present invention relates to a remote controller for controlling playback of multimedia files. The remote controller includes a controller body and a receiver. By changing the inclination statuses of the controller body and pressing down the button on the external surface of the controller body, the user can remotely... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20090174568 - Multi-dimensional control of lighting parameters: A multi-dimensional controller (150) controls the multiple parameters of a lighting system (250). A track-ball (100) that provides three axes of rotation (101-103), for example, is used to control each of three lighting parameters, such as chrominance, luminance, and saturation. In like manner, intensity, direction, and diffusion control may be... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090174569 - Plug-in network appliance: A plug-in network appliance is disclosed. In one aspect, a network appliance performs a bridge between two wireless communication formats. In another aspect, a network appliance is deployed to perform position location services. In another aspect, a mesh network comprising one or more network appliances is deployed. A mesh network... Agent: Clause Eight Intellectual Property Services

20090174570 - Gauging system having wireless capability: The present invention relates to a gauging system, comprising a gauge configured to sense a process variable and to provide process data representative of the process variable, a processing unit connected to the gauge, the processing unit comprising power supply circuitry configured to receive power from a remote external power... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20090174571 - Navigation apparatus having emergency warning system: A navigation system having an emergency warning system where the navigation system includes components such as a navigation processor, a GPS, a speaker for providing text-to-voice directions, a display for displaying at least the starting location and final destination, power switch, and a power port that permits connection to the... Agent: Robert J Jacobson Pa

20090174572 - Method and apparatus for an adaptive target vehicle notification system: Methods and apparatus are described to improve emergency vehicle deployment by automatically alerting all other nearby vehicles on the road as to the presence and intention of the emergency vehicle. Since the use of audible sirens has somewhat marked effectiveness, in selecting the most practical automated method to notify most... Agent: Robert Platt Bell Registered Patent Attorney

20090174573 - Method and apparatus to improve vehicle situational awareness at intersections: The present invention includes a number of embodiments for improving vehicle situational awareness at intersections. A first embodiment may comprise a lens fitted at the top of the windshield or outside the vehicle, for refracting the light to the driver, so the driver may more easily see signals, signage and... Agent: Robert Platt Bell Registered Patent Attorney

20090174574 - Parking assist apparatus and method: It is an object of the present invention to provide a parking assisting apparatus which can selectively determine an appropriate target parking position, which can be used for parking assisting, with an appropriate priority, by appropriately using obstacle detecting means and parking space detecting means in a coordinated fashion. The... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090174575 - Multilane vehicle information capture system: A system and method for accurate express tolling of highway vehicles. A multilane tolling system comprises a tolling (MVIC) unit that collects information from tolling subsystems arranged to take various vehicle measurements. Preferably, an intelligent vehicle identification subsystem sends vehicle information to the MVIC unit many times per second. Preferably,... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090174576 - Multilane vehicle information capture system: A system and method for accurate express tolling of highway vehicles. A multilane tolling system comprises a tolling (MVIC) unit that collects information from tolling subsystems arranged to take various vehicle measurements. Preferably, an intelligent vehicle identification subsystem sends vehicle information to the MVIC unit many times per second. Preferably,... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090174577 - Image recognition apparatuses, methods and programs: Image information apparatuses, methods, and programs acquire image information of a plurality of frames of images sensed at predetermined regular time intervals. The apparatuses, methods, and programs detect a leading and trailing end of a lane mark included in a detection area defined in each frame of the image information.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

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20090167484 - Rfid enabled light switches: An embodiment of the invention relates to a for remote control of an electrical circuit, comprising an RFID source, a remotely-mounted switch operatively coupled to an RFID tag, and an RFID receiver operatively coupled to an electrical circuit, wherein a change in state of the remotely-mounted switch is detected by... Agent: Client 21058 C/o Darby & Darby P.C.

20090167483 - Lighting system and control method thereof: The present invention is related to a method, system and apparatus, in particular, a lighting system and method of controlling the lighting system, comprising a computer readable medium and a programmable device capable of controlling and manipulating individually addressable lights to realize a visual display at a pixel level.... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090167485 - Controller providing shared device access for access control systems: An access control system and method for controlling access to secured areas includes a plurality of local readers connected to corresponding local control devices for reading portable access devices. A system reader reads the portable access devices, and a system control device is electrically connected to the local control devices.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090167486 - Secure association between devices: Methods and apparatus relating to secure association between devices are described. In one embodiment, devices capable of communicating via a wireless channel may be authenticated via a different channel established by signal generators and/or sensors present on the devices. Other embodiments are also disclosed.... Agent: Caven & Aghevli LLC C/o Cpa Global

20090167487 - Secure association between devices: Methods and apparatus relating to secure association between devices are described. In one embodiment, devices capable of communicating via a wireless channel may be authenticated via a different channel established based on observation of the same event by sensors present on the devices. Other embodiments are also disclosed.... Agent: Caven & Aghevli LLC C/o Cpa Global

20090167488 - Gps enabled key management system: Methods, systems, apparatuses, and computer-readable media are provided for acquisition of a lockbox position. For example, in one embodiment a method is provided which receives positional data for a lockbox. After receiving the lockbox, when the lockbox is associated with one listing, the method determines proximity of the positional data... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20090167491 - Portable access device: Portable devices, methods, and systems for controlling access to computers and other secure systems such as systems protecting secure premises, by processing data supplied by the individual seeking access to the system and data supplied by the system to which the prospective user seeks access, to determine whether access by... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

20090167489 - Anti-forgery method and apparatus based on cpk electronic tag: An anti-forgery method and apparatus based on combined public key (CPK) electronic tag is provided. The CPK electronic tag is implemented by CPK crypto scheme and RFID, to perform self-signing on predefined ID, and to ensure uniqueness and authenticity of the item by binding the item and the tag, to... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090167490 - Communication system, settlement management apparatus and method, portable information terminal and information processing method, and program: The present invention provides a communication system that enables safe and easy addition of a function for use of credit card settlement services to a portable information terminal. In this system, if a user brings his credit card close to the portable information terminal, the portable information terminal reads a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090167492 - Identity verification and access control: A system and method of identity verification and access control of patrons to a venue in which a biometric reader is provided for reading an identifying biological characteristic of the patron. A biometric information processing means is provided for generating a unique biometric information key for the patron based on... Agent: Law Office Of Mark Brown, LLC

20090167493 - Video monitoring system: A video monitoring system is described, comprising at least one video camera disposed in such a way as to capture an entrance area to the premises to be video monitored, an automatic door controlled by an actuator to regulate the access to the premises to be video monitored and a... Agent: Eaton Peabody Patent Group, LLC

20090167498 - Electromagnetic inductive rfid tag and apparatus for accessing the same: The present invention provides an electromagnetic inductive RFID tag to be used along with an article containing a metal, and an apparatus for accessing the RFID tag. An electromagnetic inductive RFID tag in the present invention comprises a magnetic core member having two ends, each of which has an end... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090167494 - Intelligent power cord device ( icord): The iCord is an apparatus capable of controlling and/or monitoring the electrical power being fed to any device that uses detachable electric power cord. The iCord sits in between the power source and the electric load and contains, on one of its side, a power inlet, and on the other... Agent: Crossbar Technologies Corporation

20090167500 - Radio frequency alignment object, carriage and associated method of storing a product associated therewith: A carrier apparatus is provided that includes a body and a fastener configured to affix the body to a product. The body includes a radio frequency (RF) transponder tag, or marker for directing inclusion of an RF transponder tag, at a designated location on the body. The apparatus of this... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090167495 - Radio frequency identification tags adapted for localization and state indication: An embodiment of the present invention provides a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag, comprising at least one light emitting diode (LED) that is controlled by the RFID's logic and powered by the RFID's power harvesting circuit, wherein the RFID tag is capable of being interrogated by an RFID reader and... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global

20090167496 - Radio frequency identification transponder memory: A radio frequency identification (RFID) transponder includes a vertically configured non-volatile memory array. The RFID transponder additionally includes a logic circuitry connected with the vertically configured non-volatile memory array. The logic circuitry is configured to read data from the vertically configured non-volatile memory array. Additionally included is an antenna, which... Agent: Unity Semiconductor Corporation

20090167499 - Rfid communication method and apparatus: A mobile terminal communicates with a base station to request channel allocation for RFID communication, receives a channel from the base station, and communicates with an RFID tag through the allocated channel.... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090167501 - System and method for managing materials of a warehouse: A system for managing materials of a warehouse includes a computer and a radio frequency identification (RFID) reader to allocate a warehouse location for a material to be imported. The RFID reader reads a serial number corresponding to the RFID tag of the imported material. The computer acquires information of... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090167497 - Tag for rfid, wireless transmission system and method for large scale multimedia contents using the same: The invention provides an RFID tag for storing large scale multimedia contents data readable only when it is authenticated, remote authentication for accessing the multimedia contents data stored in the RFID tag, and a wireless communication system and method for transmitting/receiving the multimedia contents on a radio frequency through the... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090167502 - Device for verifying a location and functionality of a radio-frequency identification (rfid) tag on an item: A Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) system verifies proper placement and functionality of RFID tags with respect to particular end-use RFID systems at the time the RFID tag is applied to an item but before the item is deployed. A device for verifying a location and functionality of an RFID tag on... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090167504 - Remote monitoring system, remote monitoring terminal and remote monitoring terminal control program: An insulation monitoring system as a remote monitoring system comprises an insulation monitoring terminal as a remote monitoring terminal that monitors a facility and a terminal management server connected to the insulation monitoring terminal via a network. The terminal management server monitors the operational status of the insulation monitoring terminal... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090167503 - Wireless and batteryless sensor: The SAW sensor in a stainless steel button package having a diaphragm and mounted on a threaded port. Package can hermetically seal a sensor and RFID-antenna assemblies from media. Sensor diaphragm is exposable to media. Sensor and RFID antennas communicate electrically with SAW sensor and RFID device, respectively, for sensor... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090167505 - Operation processing apparatus: An operation processing apparatus that can utilize a RFID tag in an operation to an operation target with high convenience is provided. A search device has an antenna configured to carry out information transmission/receiving to a RFID circuit element provided with an IC circuit part storing information and an antenna... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20090167506 - Method of controlling networked kitchen appliances: A method of controlling the operation of a wireless network of intelligent kitchen appliances for performing a recipe allows a user to provide authentication of commands received over the network by manual actuation of a touch-sensitive switch mounted to the appliance, and which initiates operation according to the command. A... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20090167510 - Key structure: A key structure including at least two protruding keys and a key frame is provided. The at least two protruding keys are arrayed adjacently. Each of the at least two protruding keys has a first side edge, a second side edge and a protrusion. The second side edge is opposite... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090167508 - Tactile feedback in an electronic device: An electronic device for providing tactile feedback is provided. The electronic device may provide tactile feedback using any suitable approach, including for example vibration, heat, electrical, visual, or any other type of feedback. The electronic device may provide tactile feedback in response to detecting any particular status of the electronic... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20090167509 - Tactile feedback in an electronic device: An electronic device for providing tactile feedback is provided. The electronic device may provide tactile feedback using any suitable approach, including for example vibration, heat, electrical, visual, or any other type of feedback. The electronic device may provide tactile feedback in response to detecting any particular status of the electronic... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20090167507 - User interface: The invention relates to a user interface of an electronic device. The user interface includes a touch sensitive display panel and an actuator that is arranged to generate a signal that is detectable for a human being. The actuator is arranged to alter a property of the signal as a... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC

20090167511 - Surveillance system for real-time threat monitoring: Surveillance system for automatic detection and presentation of threat indications, the system comprising several threat indication detectors and at least one central unit adapted for communication with said threat indication detectors and for presentation of threat images. Threat information signals are transferred automatically from the threat indication detectors to the... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC

20090167512 - Security-feature-equipped on-vehicle device and security-feature control method of on-vehicle device: A security-feature-equipped on-vehicle device includes: a vibration detection unit that detects vibration; an alarm sound output unit that outputs a predetermined alarm sound from a speaker; and an alarm sound control unit that going outs from a sleep mode to move into a warning mode when vibration is detected for... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090167514 - Combined radar backup assist and blindspot detector and method: A system and method for detecting objects in the blind spot and behind a vehicle is provided. The system according to the disclosed embodiments includes a first and second sensor each having a long/narrow detection antenna and a short/wide detection antenna. The long/narrow detection antennae are activated when the vehicle... Agent: Cermak Kenealy Vaidya & Nakajima LLP

20090167513 - Integrated vehicular positioning and communications system: A wireless vehicular positioning and communications system that combines inter-vehicular ranging and a self-organizing TDMA MAC protocol to both achieve more accurate positioning than is possible with GPS positioning and provide a deterministic channel for inter-vehicle communication. The band used for the system is divided into time slots, with each... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20090167515 - Automated telltale identification: A vehicle display device includes a display panel having a light emitting device. The display device further includes a display panel cover coupled to the display panel. The display panel cover has a translucent indicium that corresponds to the light emitting device. A signal transmitting device is provided on the... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20090167516 - Look-away detecting device, method and program: A look-away detecting system for a vehicle has an image pickup device having a camera configured to capture a face image of a driver, and a look-away detecting apparatus. The look-away detecting apparatus has a sight-line detecting unit configured to detect a direction of the driver's sight-line, a look-away detecting... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20090167517 - Tire pressure monitoring apparatus and methods: A vehicle having a sensor apparatus includes a first mounting portion and a second mounting portion disposed on a side surface of a vehicle frame, wherein the first and second mounting portions are spaced apart in a vehicle length direction, wherein the first and second mounting portions configured to receive... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20090167518 - Patch and electronic monitoring device for tire: A patch and method for mounting an electronic monitoring device to the innerliner of a pneumatic tire is provided wherein the monitoring device is potted directly to an attachment patch. A frame is built on an attachment patch and the electronic monitoring device is disposed inside the frame. An encapsulation... Agent: Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

20090167519 - Vehicle signal system with audio visual control and method: An audio visual turn/hazard signaling system in a vehicle can include an electronic user-selectable sound file, a control circuitry containing a solid state relay, a sensor, and an amplifier. The signal system of the invention provides a customizable signal system including a sound file where the operator can choose the... Agent: Cermak Kenealy Vaidya & Nakajima LLP

20090167520 - Communication network failure detection system, and communication network failure detection method and failure detection program: The system for detecting a failure on a communication network according to an objective basis by analyzing an alarm log output by a management server of the communication network and evaluating a degree of abnormality of the communication network tracing back to a more significant factor causing the alarm, calculates... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090167522 - Method and apparatus for monitoring a material medium: A material medium, such as an optical fiber or electrical cable, is commonly used to carry services, such as telecommunications or energy service. The current invention identifies the following problems which may be encountered when monitoring a material medium. They are: (1) requiring a time and labor intensive investigation to... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Ws Attn: Patent Docketing

20090167521 - Method for synchronizing frequency-hopping short-range radio devices: A method for synchronizing a security system control panel and a sensor. The control panel and the sensor each have a transceiver. The control panel monitors a publicly broadcast signal for an time signal, periodically receives the time signal, calculates a frequency hopping index pointer using the time signal and... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090167524 - Method for remotely controlling vehicle features: A method and system that enables users to remotely control or manage certain vehicle features, such as emergency flashers or a remote engine start, through the use of a trigger device other than a conventional vehicle key fob. For example, a trigger device like a mobile phone, a personal digital... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.

20090167523 - Self-positioning remote burglary alarm system: The invention relates to a self-positioning remote burglary alarm system comprising a plurality of sensors used for collecting signals related to burglary, a signal collecting and converting circuit used for receiving and converting signals collected by the sensors, a GPS signal receiving module used for getting a real-time geographical location... Agent: Ying Chen Chen Yoshimura LLP

20090167525 - System, method and apparatus for avoiding loss of portable devices: In a system for monitoring a location of a polled unit, a limitation arises where a polling unit becomes lost or stolen, and a user remains unaware of this loss for an extended time period. In an embodiment of the current invention, a system, apparatus, and method are disclosed for... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Ws Attn: Patent Docketing

20090167528 - Electric system and alarm device thereof: An alarm device includes a first detecting unit and a controlling unit. The first detecting unit has an isolating circuit, a first enabling circuit, a second enabling circuit and an output circuit. The isolating circuit generates an adjusting signal according to an input signal. The first enabling circuit generates a... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090167526 - Lockbox tamper detection: A lockbox can comprise one or more sensors for detecting tampering with one or more portions of the lockbox. For example, in some embodiments the one or more sensors are configured to detect cutting or breaking of the shackle (or other portion of the lockbox) configured to secure the lockbox... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20090167527 - Video monitoring system and method: A video monitoring method is provided. The method includes capturing video data via a video capturing device, and sending the video data to a video server, generating a first parameter for controlling the video data for storing in a designated network video recorder (NVR) and a second parameter for controlling... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090167529 - Electronic fence using wireless mesh network: The main idea is to spread a large amount of units (will refer to them as balls) over any area which needs to be secured, All balls will be equipped with mesh-network transceivers and sensing devices such as motion detectors for movement change and microphones for sound change. Once the... Agent: Avi Kashi

20090167530 - Remote public full-time anti-theft system: The invention relates to a remote anti-theft alarm system comprising a plurality of mechanical switches for collecting moving signals of protected objects, a plurality of self-induced infrared sensors for collecting signals of relative movements between protected objects and adjacent objects and a spot detecting-and-alarming circuit, wherein the mechanical switches and... Agent: Ying Chen Chen Yoshimura LLP

20090167531 - automated medication management system and method for use: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for tracking the status and use of packaged goods are provided. The systems of the invention coordinate various stakeholders, hardware devices, computer software systems, standards, methods, procedures, practices and their interconnection in ways that lead to greater efficiency, safety, and efficacy, along with potentially lower cost,... Agent: David P. Lentini

20090167532 - Radio frequency identification tag capable of storing and restoring flag data: A RFID tag capable of storing and restoring flag data is described. The RFID tag includes an analog block for generating a driving power using a radio frequency signal received through an antenna. The driving power is used to store the flag data. A digital block is operated using the... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090167533 - Fractal code and generating method thereof: A fractal code is provided. The fractal code includes a substrate and a frequency selective surface (FSS). The FSS includes a fractal configuration designed by an iterative procedure, and the fractal configuration is disposed on the substrate. The fractal configuration is formed by a plurality of fractal circle patterns. The... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090167534 - Rfid tags and processes for producing rfid tags: A Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag. The RFID tag comprises a flexible substrate and an integrated circuit embedded within the flexible substrate. The top surface of the integrated circuit is coplanar with the flexible substrate. At least one conductive element is formed on the flexible substrate. The conductive element is... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090167535 - Deterministic key pre-distribution and operational key management for mobile body sensor networks: A wireless network (2, 150) for monitoring a patient includes a body sensor network (22, 24, 26, 172, 174, 176) that includes one or more wireless sensors (6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 156, 158, 160, 162, 164, 166, 168, 170) operatively connected to the patient that collect... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090167536 - Personal safety system: A personal safety system is disclosed. The personal safety system comprises: a personal safety device and a base unit coupled over a local communications link; transceiver logic operable to transmit a periodic status message and an acknowledgement message generated in response to each received status message between said personal safety... Agent: Haverstock & Owens LLP

20090167537 - Minimizing electrical outlet safety failures due to over temperature condition: A device and system for monitoring the condition of an electrical outlet such as a 110 volt or 220 volt outlet to alert a user to a dangerous situation and to interrupt power to the circuit in the event of the dangerous condition. The device monitors the circuit for degradation... Agent: Zilka-kotab, PC- Hit

20090167539 - Cradle device and electronic apparatus connectable to cradle device: A cradle device includes: a magnetic sensor that outputs a detection signal that indicates an intensity of a magnetic field of a magnet provided in an electronic apparatus for detecting that the magnet is within a threshold distance; a power connection terminal that is connectable to a power source; a... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090167538 - Motion detector for detecting tampering and method for detecting tampering: A motion detector for detecting a tampering within a detection zone. A vibration-sensing unit sensitive to vibrations applied to the detector is provided to produce a vibration output signal representative of a detected parameter of the vibrations. A light-sensing unit sensitive to light in a predetermined spectrum is provided to... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090167540 - Fluid flow indicator with automatic alarm timer for high pressure/low flow applications: A highly sensitive low loss and low flow fluid flow switch is coupled with an automatic timer and/or optional transmitter to indicate the flow of gas to an appliance and to automatically start a reminder timer to turn the appliance off. After a preset time limit has expired, the timer... Agent: Schroeder & Siegfried, P.A.

20090167541 - Monitoring of capacitor: A capacitive element is monitored to detect at least one of a degradation level, a capacitor life expectancy, and preferably servicing alarms are generated upon detection of a critical health state. The system allows, among other things, non-hermetically sealed capacitances to be safely and cost-effectively used in weight-sensitive applications, such... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C. (pwc)

20090167542 - Personal media device input and output control based on associated conditions: Systems and methods are provided for a media device that controls input and output characteristics based on one or more associated conditions.... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090167543 - Configurable battery end-of-life indicator: A method, system, and computer program product are disclosed for providing end-of-life indicators for uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. User input is received regarding designated conditions for activating the end-of-life indicator. The UPS system monitors itself to determine whether monitored conditions correspond to the designating conditions. Upon the monitored conditions... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Jw Attn: Patent Docketing

20090167544 - Boost voltage for fire system notification appliance circuits: An apparatus includes one or more notification circuits for powering devices for alerting personnel of certain conditions and a power supply path for the one or more notification circuits modeled according to a specification, and a battery backup power supply connected to the one or more notification circuits having circuitry... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20090167545 - Portable electronic device: Disclosed is a portable electronic device, including: an interface unit connected to an external device; a housing provided with the interface unit; a cap placed in a location allowing for the covering of the interface unit and covering the interface unit when attached to the housing; a signal detecting line... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

20090167546 - Grounding monitoring device for work station operator: The device detects whether an operator of a work station has properly worn a wrist strap or other ground mechanism. A major characteristic of the device is that a wireless energy transmission and detection mechanism is incorporated to sense if the operator is present in front of the work station.... Agent: Lin & Associates Intellectual Property, Inc.

20090167547 - Utility disconnect monitor node with communication interface: An apparatus for monitoring the presence of voltage on the load side of a utility meter socket includes a circuit for detecting the presence of voltage on the load side output of the socket and a communication device connected to the circuit to transmit data relating to the presence of... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090167548 - Indicator and indicator-structure: An indicator for emitting a light is provided, the indicator comprising a plate-shaped member which has a stress-concentrating section for causing stress concentration, and a stress-transmitting section for transmitting, to the stress-concentrating section, a stress generated due to an external force; wherein the stress-concentrating section is provided with a stress... Agent: Reed Smith, LLP Attn: Patent Records Department

20090167549 - Installation indicator for a self sufficient power supply: An apparatus includes a self sufficient power supply providing power to the apparatus when a main power supply is faulty, and an indicator adjacent to terminals of the apparatus that indicates when the self sufficient power supply is incorrectly connected to the terminals. In addition, a method includes installing a... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20090167550 - Data result determination methods and systems: Data result determination methods and systems for use in an electronic device having a motion sensor are provided. First, at least one object is displayed in a display unit. Then, an action is detected by the motion sensor. The object displayed in the display unit is moved according to the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090167551 - Status communication system for attachment to an electrical distribution or equipment control box and associated methods: One embodiment of the present invention relates to a status communication system associated with an electrical distribution/equipment control box having a case portion and a movable lid portion, comprising: a body; a status communicator attached to the body; a communication element having at least a first end and a second... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20090167552 - Electronic device and method for controlling the same: Disclosed herein is an electronic device that is connected to one or more other devices via a specified signal line and capable of operating in accordance with a control signal transmitted from any of the one or more other devices connected to the electronic device. The electronic device includes: a... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090167553 - Open mobile online reservation and ordering systems: The unique and novel, mobile and online based ordering and reservation platform and system, for such time sensitive services, provides the mobile phone and Internet users and various types of business owners with comprehensive sets of options, including the mobile phones installed with the open source “Android” software platform developed... Agent: Jin Hong

20090167554 - Apparatus and methods suitable for location related information reporting: A method suitable for location reporting, comprising the step of reporting location information periodically based on a distance period.... Agent: Stikeman Elliott LLP

20090167555 - System and method for interactive appliance control: A controlling device interacts dynamically with a plurality of appliances using state information known to a master appliance. The master appliance conveys to the controlling device the state information and the controlling device uses the state information to dynamically configure itself to command functional operations of one or more of... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20090167556 - Method and system for transmitting borehole image data: A method of transmitting borehole image data from a borehole location to a remote location includes obtaining a set of image data describing formation surrounding a borehole using a logging tool at a selected depth or range of depths in the borehole, extracting one or more image features from the... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services

20090167557 - Advanced meter security system: A system for metering electricity consumption securely between a central station comprising data storage and a security module, an electrical device having storage memory and an electrical meter that is in data communication with the central station and the device. The meter is capable of detecting the net energy contribution... Agent: Sheldon Mak Rose & Anderson PC

20090167558 - Optimized data collection in a wireless fixed network metering system: Methods and systems regarding an electricity meter in a wireless network are disclosed. The network may comprise a collector and a plurality of electricity meters that measure consumption of electricity and that bi-directionally communicate wirelessly with the collector. The electricity meter may have an established association with at least one... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20090167559 - Advertising system and method of use: A vehicle messaging system operably connected to a communications network that is configured to receive, store, manipulate, view and transmit data. The vehicle messaging system is mounted within the interior of a vehicle and further includes the necessary electronics to determine its geographic coordinates and transmit that data across the... Agent: Galasso & Associates, Lp

20090167560 - Method and device for driver assistance by generating lane information for supporting of replacing lane information of a video-based lane information device: A method for driver assistance by generating lane information for supporting or for replacing lane information of a video-based lane information device includes: generating the lateral lane information based on the video-based lane information device of the vehicle; ascertaining at least one reliability parameter of the lateral lane information received... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090167561 - Intelligent traffic light control system: The invention relates to an intelligent traffic light control system comprising a microprocessor, a manual input device, an enforced switching device and an intelligent detecting device, wherein the microprocessor is used for controlling traffic lights, the manual input device is used for inputting control parameters of traffic light to the... Agent: Ying Chen Chen Yoshimura LLP

20090167562 - Traffic light control system for a high flow intersection: The present invention relates to a traffic light control system for a high flow intersection comprising a CCU (Central Control Unit) and a plurality of surveillance cameras for monitoring the traffic condition in the intersection and on the lanes going out of the intersection, wherein the surveillance cameras capture traffic... Agent: Ying Chen Chen Yoshimura LLP

20090167563 - integrated intersection traffic control system: This invention relates to an integrated intersection traffic control system. The system comprises a statistic module for creating traffic data of each lane and each direction, an intelligent light control module for creating queuing data of the corresponding lane and direction, a vehicle speed detection module for creating speed data,... Agent: Ying Chen Chen Yoshimura LLP

20090167565 - Navigation apparatus and computer program: A vehicle guidance device is configured such that, in a case where a vehicle is parked in an on-street parking zone, the vehicle guidance device specifies a parking meter from among the parking meters for the on-street parking zone in which the vehicle is parked, then provides guidance to the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090167564 - Parking guidance device and method thereof: A parking guidance device storing the information of length and width of a car is disclosed, which comprises: a central controller, a distance detector electrically connecting to said central controller for detecting the distances from obstacles, an image detector electrically connecting to said central controller for detecting the shape of... Agent: Wpat, PC

20090167566 - Method of detecting and documenting traffic violations, such as red light violations or speeding violations: According to the present invention, a first measured data packet M1 of a first vehicle 1 at a first measuring time point tM1 and a first image data packet B1 are generated, and measured data packets MX of additional vehicles X are generated at additional measuring time points tMX, to... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - Ny Patent Department

20090167567 - Method for avoiding collisions and a collision avoidance system: A collision avoidance system, the system comprises a tactile interface device; the tactile interface device comprises a connecting element shaped such as to be worn around a thigh of a pilot; wherein the connecting element is coupled to multiple tactile sensory devices; wherein when the connecting element is worn around... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20090167568 - Method and system for displaying traveling-position of move object: The present invention relates to a method and system for displaying a driving location of a moving object which controls a Red, Green, Blue (RGB) ratio by corresponding to a property of a road where the moving object travels, differently renders a moving object symbol according to the controlled RGB... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20090167569 - Method and apparatus for indicating direction using a screen, and vehicle equipped therewith: The invention relates to a method for indicating direction using a screen, wherein a pattern of relatively dark and relatively bright sections is moved over a screen, in a direction in which an observer is to be directed. The invention further relates to an apparatus for indicating information on a... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

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