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Communications: electrical August inventions list 08/09

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08/27/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090212901 - Arrangement at a mobile data unit: The invention is based on a platform that has both hardware and software. The latter includes, amongst other things, an algorithm to solve the problem encountered when, on passing between countries and operators, data services have to roam between mobile networks. The invention handles and solves existing technical limitations such... Agent: Pequignot + Myers Llc

20090212903 - Card-type electronic key: A card-type electronic key having a high level of portability and including an emergency mechanical key that is difficult to duplicate. The electronic key is used with a communication controller arranged in a vehicle. The electronic key includes a communication circuit unit which transmits a wireless signal including an authentication... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia)

20090212902 - System and method for authorizing limited access: A system and method for securely controlling access to a designated location with a single card having a permanent data storage medium and a temporary data storage medium disposed on the card. Biometric information is acquired from a person and written on the permanent storage medium. A verification terminal acquires... Agent: Schneck & Schneck

20090212904 - Electronic device provided with theft prevention function, and method for preventing theft of electronic devices: An electronic device includes: a memory storing a first lock release code; a comparing portion comparing the first lock release code with a second lock release code that is input with an input device; a controlling portion releasing a lock if the comparing portion finds that the first lock release... Agent: Masuvalley & Partners

20090212905 - Wireless remote control system for vehicle functions: The invention relates to a wireless remote control system (100) for vehicle functions (13.1, 13.2), having a portable remote control unit (20) which comprises operator control elements for activating control signals which are exchanged with a vehicle mounted transmitter/receiver unit (11) in order to control the vehicle functions (13.1, 13.2).... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090212906 - Multi-channel passive entry system for vehicles: A method and system for determining whether or not passive entry of a vehicle is permitted, includes allocating separate channels for each authorized key FOB for the vehicle. An indication of manual entry of the vehicle is detected. Upon such detection, a challenge from a transmitter of a passive entry... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090212907 - Drawer control apparatus: A device for selectively controlling access to a plurality of secure areas includes a driver circuit including a plurality of drivers, and a plurality of access modules each assigned to a corresponding secure area of the plurality of secure areas. Each access module is operatively coupled to at least one... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090212908 - Methods for initiating operating voltages for subscriber identity cards and systems utilizing the same: A system for initiating operating voltages for subscriber identity cards is provided. The system includes a first subscriber identity card, a second subscriber identity card, an RF module, a controller and a Baseband unit. The controller initiates a first operating voltage of the first subscriber identity card and initiates a... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090212909 - Portable electronic authorization system and method: In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a user authenticator and a transponder. The transponder is permitted to emit a wireless signal representing information stored in the apparatus in response to a wireless interrogation signal after the user authenticator has authenticated the identity of the user. In another embodiment, an apparatus... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.c.

20090212914 - Data management for intermittently connected sensors: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for managing data on an intermittently connected sensor. A data management system manages the data on radio frequency identification tags. The data management system comprises a radio frequency identification tag capable of storing the data, program code stored on the... Agent: Duke W. Yee

20090212910 - Detection device: The invention relates to a detection device for piece goods, in particular textiles. Starting from the marking of textiles with RFID tags that can be read out by means of a reader, as is known from the prior art, a detection device for textiles is produced within the scope of... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.c.

20090212912 - Laundry tag: A laundry tag is described comprising a first male portion (1) having at least one projecting member (3), and a second female portion (2) defining a recessed region (4) to receive the projecting member and fixedly engage thereupon to hold the two portions together, wherein one of the said portions... Agent: Jacobson Holman Pllc

20090212918 - Radio frequency identification (rfid) based sensor networks: An RF addressable sensor network architecture is provided. The RF addressable sensor network includes one or more RF addressable sensors, one or more wireless sensor readers coupled to a communications network, and one or more end user devices coupled to the communications network. The RF addressable sensor network may also... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20090212911 - Radio frequency identification data processing system: Provided is a method and device for processing RFID tag data. According to the method and device, tag data are read by an RFID reader, and server connection data recognized from the tag data are displayed on a display unit of the device. It is possible to directly receive additional... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey

20090212913 - Radio frequency identification enabled tag and method for its production: An apparatus and method for radio frequency identification (RFID) tags provides RFID enabled metal tags that are of thicknesses limited only by the thickness of the RFID chip embedded therein. The metal can support variable information, and as such, may be printed economically in short runs by various metal printing... Agent: Lathrop & Gage LLP

20090212919 - Rfid tag for direct and indirect food contact: The present invention relates to an RFID device that is intended to be used in connection with direct or indirect packaging of consumer food products, such as with the use of food trays, totes and other transport packaging for perishable items. The RFID device may include a RFID inlay assembly... Agent: Avery Dennison Corporation Amanda Wittine

20090212915 - System and method of enhanced rfid transport device sensor network: A mobile sensor system and method for managing inventory of a store includes at least one radio frequency identification (RFID) scanner for receiving readings from RFID tags, at least one external sensors for detecting at least one external events other than RF signals from the RFID tags, and a processor... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090212916 - Transponder back scatter modulator with regulated modulation depth: An RFID transponder includes an antenna and modulation circuitry for back scatter modulation at an local voltage rail connected to the antenna such that a voltage of the antenna is maintained within a predetermined range. The modulation circuitry includes a voltage regulation loop including a rectifier connected between the antenna... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090212917 - Wireless communication apparatus and method thereof: A wireless communication method utilizing a wireless communication apparatus is provided. The method includes: providing an antenna unit being used by both a first wireless communication circuit and a second wireless communication circuit, using the first wireless communication circuit for RFID communication via the antenna unit in a first mode,... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090212920 - Intelligent asset protection system: An intelligent asset protection system is claimed and disclosed which features a plurality of devices are used to protect a retail establishment by radiating and detecting into a protection zone to identify transponders within a given area. These devices that radiate and detect are typically located in the ceiling or... Agent: Waters Law Group Pllc

20090212923 - Information processing apparatus, method, and program: An information processing apparatus includes an identification information acquisition unit configured to acquire identification information that is contained in a tag whose registration has been instructed by a user and that identifies the tag from among a plurality of tags indicating user feelings; a registration information generation unit configured to... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090212921 - Localizing tagged assets using modulated backscatter: Methods and systems for localizing an asset using the modulated backscatter from an asset tag and one or more marker tags are described. The system includes the reader, a location module and one or more marker tags. The location estimates for the asset tag are based partially on a prior... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20090212922 - System and method of integrated processing of electronic tag: A system of electronic tag has developed for integrated processing by utilizing RFID technology, which comprises a reader for collecting information, processor for processing success failure, unsure state of instruction, and a terminal for submitting transaction and receiving the result of transaction to identify. The method for integrated processing of... Agent: Gwips Peter T. Kwon

20090212924 - Integrated fire exit alert system: A fire exit alert system, preferably integrated into an exit device or automatic fire exit door closer, uses sound and light to signal the location of a fire exit in darkness and smoke-obscured rooms. The alert system includes a voice signal, such as “EXIT LOCATED HERE,” to signal that the... Agent: Law Office Of Delio & Peterson, Llc.

20090212925 - User station for healthcare communication system: A user station configurable for use in a healthcare communication system, such as a nurse call system, is provided.... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg, LLP

20090212926 - Baby monitor: A baby monitor which eliminates potential harmful microwave effect of wireless signal generated by current wireless baby monitors. The baby monitor has a nursery unit, a parent unit, and optionally a gateway. The nursery unit consists of video or audio acquisition, amplifier, microcontroller, microcontroller-controlled band-pass filter, microcontroller-controlled carrier generator and... Agent: Qiwei Xiao

20090212927 - Vehicle security notification device and related methods: A vehicle security device to be installed in a vehicle of a type including a vehicle audio entertainment system being configurable via a vehicle data communications bus extending throughout the vehicle may include an audio entertainment system content interface. The audio interface may be selectively operable to communicate audio content... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.a.

20090212928 - Method and device for secure communication of a component of a vehicle with an external communication partner via a wireless communication link: A method, a device, and a communication system are provided for secure communication of at least one of multiple components of a vehicle with at least one external communication partner via a wireless communication link, the multiple components in each case including at least one communication module for data exchange.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090212929 - Verifying vehicle authenticity: A method for verifying authenticity of a vehicle, including programming a device to sequentially change a device element to an altered device element according to a change device element algorithm, and attaching the device to the vehicle. The method also includes generating the altered device element, and verifying that the... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center

20090212930 - Method and device for avoiding a collision in a lane change maneuver of a vehicle: Disclosed is a method for avoiding a collision in a lane change maneuver of a vehicle to a target lane, where objects in a lateral rearward space of the vehicle are detected by an ambience monitoring device and measures are taken to influence the vehicle. The method is characterized in... Agent: Continental Teves, Inc.

20090212931 - Vehicle speed exceeded notification device and related methods: A vehicle speed exceeded notification device to be installed in a vehicle of a type including a vehicle audio entertainment system being configurable via a vehicle data communications bus extending throughout the vehicle may include an audio entertainment system content interface. The audio interface may be selectively operable to communicate... Agent: Christopher F. Regan, Esquire Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrate & Gilchrist, P.a.

20090212932 - Oil quantity monitoring system for motorcycle: The degradation of a feeling of ride is prevented by preventing engagement/disengagement (sudden engagement/disengagement) of a motorcycle hydraulic clutch due to a lack of hydraulic pressure. Before a hydraulic sensor issues a hydraulic pressure-lowering detection signal Sx, an oil level sensor issues an oil level-lowering warning signal Sf in a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090212933 - Pressure-responsive vehicle alarm pad: Disclosed is a pressure-responsive vehicle alarm pad for a vehicle seat to remind a presence of an object inside a vehicle to an occupant of the vehicle seat. The pressure-responsive vehicle alarm pad comprises a pressure sensor pad, a control circuitry, and alarm speakers. The pressure sensor pad disposed on... Agent: Jay M. Schloff Intellipex Pllc

20090212934 - Inter-vehicle communication device for communicating other vehicles and method for communicating between vehicles: An inter-vehicle communication device for a vehicle includes: a transmission element for transmitting information about the vehicle to other vehicles with a predetermined period; a transmission controller for controlling the transmission element; and a detector for detecting a state of an indicator in the vehicle. The indicator informs a person... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090212935 - Anti-collision emergency braking system: An anti-collision emergency braking system enables emergency information transferring from leading vehicle to trailing vehicle and enables emergency automatic braking. It comprises a central commanding element which takes input from a number of sensing elements and gives commands to other acting elements: a receiver which receives emergency signals from the... Agent: Qi Luo

20090212937 - Active line termination module: An active line termination module for monitoring a line impedance of electrical systems, particularly for use at the ends of fire alarm lines, consists of a constant current sink with lighted display, a voltage regulator, and an intelligent electronic component disposed between the lines to be monitored, so that the... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.c.

20090212936 - Apparatus and method for alarm suppression in a monitoring system: A method, apparatus and system are provided that receive an alarm record and compare the alarm record to a suppression description that describes an alarm to be suppressed. A suppression flag of the received alarm record is set in accordance with a result of the comparison. A suppression trigger message... Agent: Anthony Miologos Honeywell International Inc.

20090212938 - Probe device having a clip-on wireless system for extending probe tip functionality: A probe device is provided that has a clip-on wireless device attached thereto for communicating over a wireless communication link with test equipment having a wireless transceiver attached thereto. The clip-on wireless device may have one or more components that provide additional functionality to the probe device over that which... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.

20090212939 - Dockable wireless remote control: Improvements in a portable hand-held radio frequency wireless remote control are disclosed. The dockable wireless remote control satisfies the need for a low cost compact portable remote control and can advantageously perform additional functions not performed by previous portable wireless remote control units. It can be carried by the user... Agent: Robert C. Richmond

20090212940 - Method of wireless alarm for medical alarm system: A method of a wireless alarm for a medical alarm system, and the alarm system is installed with a network module and a cell phone module. An alarm signal is remotely transmitted to a computer or a portable apparatus by the network module on Internet or is remotely transmitted to... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services

20090212941 - Personal items network, and associated methods: A personal items network, comprising a plurality of items, each item having a wireless communications port for coupling in network with every other item, each item having a processor for determining if any other item in the network is no longer linked to the item, each item having an indicator... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20090212942 - Street lamp system: A street lamp system includes an illumination device, a display unit and a control module. The display unit is configured for displaying oncoming traffic information. The control module is communicatively coupled to the illumination device and the display unit, for sending a first signal to the display unit for displaying... Agent: Pce Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090212944 - Integrated multi-spectrum intrusion threat detection device and method for operation: A security apparatus comprising a plurality of sensing elements, each adapted to detect intrusion into protected premises, each sensing element outputs a sensing signal representing a detected event, a signal processing section for examining each sensing signal and outputting a signature for each sensing signal, a computing section for translating... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090212947 - Intruder deterrent system: A system and a method for operating an intruder deterrent system by which a smoke screen is generated in response to an intruder being detected, a smoke screen generator operatively linked to the intruder detecting. To achieve an intruder deterrent system that can operate for a longer period after interruption... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.c. Intellectual Property Department

20090212945 - Intrusion detection systems for detecting intrusion conditions with respect to electronic component enclosures: Intrusion detection systems for detecting intrusion conditions with respect to electronic component enclosures are disclosed herein. An intrusion detection system in accordance with the subject matter disclosed herein may include a conductive component that at least partially surrounds a space. The conductive component may cover at least a portion of... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.

20090212946 - System and method for detecting an invalid camera in video surveillance: A system having a camera (18) for capturing video images of a scene in successive image frames, and a computer system (14 or 20) for receiving such video images. The computer system periodically generates a background image of the scene from multiple successive image frames (23) and extracts features in... Agent: Kenneth J. Lukacher

20090212943 - System and method for intrusion detection: Present day intrusion detection systems frequently cause false alarms by mistaking occupants as intruders, and it is desirable to reduce such false alarms. This invention comprises a processor that employs various software algorithms. The processor receives signals over temporal periods and software algorithms statistically discern various activities, thereby reducing false... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090212948 - Control for embedded and door-mounted antennas: A system for controlling door-mounted or door-embedded antennas. An antenna, for example, an EAS or an RF antenna, sends interrogation signals which are received by markers located on merchandise within a range of detection, i.e., an “interrogation zone”. Antennas that are mounted on or embedded in a door move along... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.a.

20090212949 - Alarm, and detection and alarming method thereof: An alarm and a detection and alarming method thereof are disclosed. The alarm is used to monitor a computer system. The alarm comprises a control module, a motion sensor and a user input interface circuit. The method comprises the following steps: activating an alarming procedure by the user input interface... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, Pllc

20090212950 - Rfid cargo/storage container tamper seal: An RFID cargo/storage container tamper seal consisting of a main insulating body, a locking rod and a circuit module is disclosed. The main insulating body has a helix-shaped antenna and a ring-shaped metal ring, wherein the inner surface of the metal ring has a C-shaped ring inlaid therein, and the... Agent: Morland C. Fischer

20090212952 - Method and apparatus for de-activating eas markers: A method and apparatus for deactivating magnetomechanical EAS sensors is disclosed and claimed. The apparatus features an improved deactivation performance at a reduced cost by orienting at least one pair of deactivation coils such that the coils create a composite magnetic field that is stronger in the areas of the... Agent: Robert R. Waters, Esq. Waters Law Office, Pllc

20090212953 - Rfid-transponder and device having an rfid-transponder as well as a method of making an antenna for an rfid-transponder: The invention relates to an RFID-transponder, an optical element (150) with an RFID-transponder and an antenna (110) for an RFID-transponder. According to the invention, the antenna (110) is constructed to be optically transparent. The invention additionally relates to a method for producing an antenna (110) for an RFID-transponder. The inventive... Agent: Walter Ottesen

20090212954 - Beverage container authenticity and provenance devices and methods: A RFID label comprising an RFID circuit and an RFID antenna, and optional secondary security label ensures the authenticity of a beverage contained in a beverage container. The RFID label cannot be removed without destroying the RFID label or rendering it inoperable. A secondary security label may be placed over... Agent: Greenberg Traurig LLP (la)

20090212956 - Distributed healthcare communication system: A graphical audio station of a nurse call system is operable to permit a user to perform one or more of the following functions: establish a two-way voice communication link with another computer device in another patient and/or with a another computer device located in another staff work area and/or... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg, LLP

20090212955 - Systems and methods for indicating the presence of a child in a vehicle: Systems and methods which provide for an alarm or notification that a child is in a car seat, The systems generally determine if a child is in the seat and that the seat, and therefore the vehicle, is not in motion Upon detecting both situations, the notification or alarm is... Agent: Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, Lc Attn: Box Ip Dept.

20090212958 - Circuit and method for providing an improved bed pad monitor system: A circuit and method for providing an improved bed pad, seatbelt or floor mat sensor monitoring system with the ability to detect a connection failure between the monitoring module and the target sensor by monitoring the connection for loss of data being transmitted or returned (looped back) by the sensor.... Agent: Stainbrook & Stainbrook, LLP

20090212957 - Portable monitoring apparatus with over the air programming and sampling volume collection cavity: A portable monitoring apparatus includes a bracelet having a housing and a strap for connecting the bracelet with a body part of a person being monitored, and an electronic monitoring circuit disposed in the housing. The electronic monitoring circuit executes an executable program for controlling the monitoring circuit according to... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP

20090212959 - Home safety detector with communication system: The present invention relates generally to a home safety device such as a gas or carbon monoxide detector, and more specifically, to a smoke and fire detector. The present invention will include a built in communication system capable of dialing outbound phone calls to alert an outside party of an... Agent: Edward Suber Iii Carey Suber

20090212960 - Sniffing leak detector: The sniffing leak detector comprises a sniffing probe, a suction device and gas detector. An operator-activated switch initiates the beginning of a measuring operation. The switch starts a time measurement, wherein an alarm signal is generated by a signal transmitter at the end of a predetermined measuring period. The sniffing... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP

20090212961 - Wireless remote controllable fire and smoke alarm system: The invention relates to a system with base units 10 and smoke alarms 50. The base units are plug in base units 10 that have a plug 14, 16 that may plug into and be supported by a conventional mains power socket 18. Simple broadcast messages provide test, mute and... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090212962 - Oxygen generating system with self-contained electronic diagnostics and fault-tolerant operation: A monitoring system for a portable oxygen generating system is provided. The system includes a system monitoring module that monitors an operational status of one or more components of the portable oxygen generating system. An alarm prioritization module determines an alarm priority level based on the operational status. An alarm... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090212964 - Electrical test apparatus: Broadly, the present invention is an electrical test apparatus that is adapted to be removably engaged and in electrical communication with an electrical power terminal, the electrical test apparatus includes analytical circuitry that is operative in each of a plurality of modes to monitor the electrical power terminal and produce... Agent: Jackson Esquire Roger A. Jackson

20090212963 - Resistor structures to electrically measure unidirectional misalignment of stitched masks: An apparatus and method for matched variable resistor structures to electrically measure unidirectional misalignment of stitched masks for etched interconnect layers includes a first test pad and a second test pad for measuring resistance therebetween; a first resistive element electrically connected at a first end to the first test pad;... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20090212965 - Electricity distribution network with stray voltage monitoring and method of transmission of information on said network: The electricity distribution network comprises a plurality of interconnection lines for the distribution of electricity among a plurality of interconnection boxes. At least some of said interconnection boxes are combined with a control unit for detection of stray voltage, comprising a transmitter to transmit to a receiver of at least... Agent: Waddey & Patterson, P.c.

20090212967 - Circuit interrupting system with remote test and reset activation: The present disclosure relates to resettable circuit interrupting devices and system and methods capable of being tested and reset from remote locations, and in particular to circuit interrupting devices and system capable of being tested and reset from remote locations. A remote monitoring device can also be included which can... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.c./leviton

20090212968 - Remote control units for mechanized toys: A hand carried and operated remote control unit includes a housing configured as an other toy so as to support independent user play activity without a remotely controlled toy and including a main housing portion and at least a first handle extending outwardly and away from the main housing portion.... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090212966 - User interface for delivery system providing dual setting of parameters: The invention provides a user input device (1) for operating a drug delivery-system comprising display means (30) adapted to simultaneously display at least two user controllable settings (65, 66), and user input means (11, 12, 13, 14) allowing a user to simultaneously and directly set each of the simultaneously displayed... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090212969 - Underwater communications using rf: A subsea production system adapted for wireless communication so that production tree operation can be controlled locally wirelessly from a workover umbilical or remotely controlled vehicle. The production system includes a wellhead assembly and an umbilical termination connected to an umbilical that extends to above the sea surface. Dedicated wireless... Agent: Patent Department

20090212970 - Wired tool string component: A system is disclosed as having first and second tubular tool string components. Each component has a first end and a second end, and the first end of the first component is coupled to the second end of the second component through mating threads. First and second inductive coils are... Agent: Tyson J. Wilde Novatek International, Inc.

20090212971 - Transmitting utility usage data via a network interface device: Tools and techniques for transmitting utility usage data. In some cases, the tools receive utility usage data provided by a utility meter and transmit that data for reception by a utility provider. In particular cases, the utility usage data may be received at a network interface device. The network interface... Agent: Qwest Communications International Inc.

20090212972 - Method for protecting deployed assets in a cooperative system: A communications system that includes techniques for protecting the transmission of data and information between vehicles so as to prevent a second automakers from using information developed by a first automaker. The communications system employs a layered protocol network. Sensors on the vehicle provide various information, some of which is... Agent: Miller Ip Group, Plc General Motors Corporation

20090212973 - Apparatus, program and storage medium for notifying intersection information: A signal sequence of a traffic signal is notified for a driver of a vehicle that is heading for an intersection by using a signal sequence notification apparatus. If the apparatus determines, based on received signal sequence information, that the information indicates that the traffic signal is currently allowing an... Agent: Posz Law Group, Plc

20090212974 - Parking aid notification by vibration: A vehicle parking aid system may employ a seat, a steering wheel, and at least one or more sensors disposed about the periphery of the vehicle to detect objects outside of the vehicle. Additionally, indicators, which may be vibratory, may be disposed in a component such as a seat and/or... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090212975 - In-circuit testing for integrity of solid-state switches: A switching and fault detection circuit comprises two controllable switches capable of coupling a power source to a load. A controller can control the switches and test them for faults, and a voltage sensor can read the output voltage going to the load. Dual-redundant switches and fault detection circuitry can... Agent: V. Gerald Grafe, Esq.

20090212976 - Method and system for monitoring of the temperature of the surface of an aircraft: The invention relates to a method and a system for monitoring the temperature of an aircraft, in which at least one camera connected to a first processing unit, for imaging detection of at least one region of the substantially upwardly-pointing outer surface of the aircraft, detects an images once, several... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090212977 - Device for error detection of adjustable flaps: With a device for error detection of adjustable flaps on aircraft wings, it is proposed that each flap is provided with a tube as a transmission element arranged in the wing span. The tube is connected fixedly at one end with the flap and is rotatably held. On the free... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.c.

20090212978 - System for managing a fleet of automotive vehicles: A system for managing a fleet of automotive vehicles having a program control circuit. A radio receiver receives radio signals from a remote station and that receiver has an output connected as an input signal to the digital circuit. A key fob having a mechanical button transmits the radio signal... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

  
08/20/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090206983 - Communication system for a radio-frequency load control system: A radio-frequency (RF) load control system allows for the expedient transmission of subsequent digital messages to one or more recipients via an RF communication link. The control system comprises at least one load control device for controlling the amount of power delivered to an electrical load in response to a... Agent: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. Mark E. Rose

20090206984 - Application control method in an nfc chipset comprising several host processors: A method for controlling the execution of an application in a system having a contactless data sending/receiving interface (CLINT) of NFC type, and host processors (HP1, HP2, HP3) is described. Control of the execution of the application is based on control of an internal data path necessary for the transfer... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090206988 - Method and server of electronic safes with information sharing: A method of managing electronic safes implemented by a server on behalf of at least one user possessing at least a first electronic safe, said method comprising a step of implementing access means designed to provide said user with access, via a second safe belonging to said user, to a... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20090206989 - Electronic communication system, in particular access control system for p(assive)k(eyless)e(ntry), as well as method for detecting a relay attack thereon: In order to provide an electronic communication system (100), in particular an access control system for P[assive]K[eyless]E[ntry], comprising at least one base station (10) being arranged in particular on or in an object to be secured against unauthorized use and/or against unauthorized access, for example being arranged on or in... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20090206985 - Control method and system for controlling access through an automated door: A control method for controlling access through an automated door is performed by a control system that includes a first communications unit, a processor and a storage space. The control method includes the steps of: a) through the first communications unit, receiving a communications signal transmitted from a second communications... Agent: Mcnees Wallace & Nurick LLC

20090206990 - Aftermarket convenience entry and start system: A user detection system for a vehicle has a security system including a portable transponder, a touch sensor, a control system in communication with the touch sensor and the security system. A method installs the user detection system in the vehicle. The touch sensor includes a sensor strip installed on... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090206991 - Incrementing counter with extended write endurance: A method and device for writing a binary count of a length n to a memory having a limited number of write cycles, a physical storage location of bits (R-bits) of the count in the memory are periodically changed, fixed bits of the count are stored at fixed physical storage... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090206992 - Proximity-based healthcare management system with automatic access to private information: A healthcare management system and method provide efficient and secure access to private information. A portable physical device, referred to herein as a Personal Digital Key or “PDK”, stores one or more profiles in memory. The biometric profile is acquired in a secure trusted process and is uniquely associated with... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20090206986 - method of presenting ims public user identify to rfid applications: An IMS node communicating with a user node and an information node is provided. The information node is adapted to conduct access control based on IMS Public User Identity. The IMS node comprises: request mediation means for mediating an access request from the user node to the information node by... Agent: Ericsson Inc.

20090206987 - Methods and systems for object identification and for authentication: Methods and systems for object identification and/or authentication.... Agent: Burns & Levinson, LLP

20090206993 - Method and system for bio-metric voice print authentication: A method (700) and system (900) for authenticating a user is provided. The method can include receiving one or more spoken utterances from a user (702), recognizing a phrase corresponding to one or more spoken utterances (704), identifying a biometric voice print of the user from one or more spoken... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20090206994 - Card having rfid tag: A card having radio frequency identification (RFID) tag receives a first electrical signal having a first message sent by a RFID reader and returns a second electrical signal having a second message to the RFID reader in response to the first electrical signal. The card having RFID tag includes a... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090206999 - Dynamic antenna tuning circuit for a radio frequency identification reader: A resonant antenna circuit for a radio frequency identification (RFID) reader generates an electrical signal for activating a passive identification tag. The identification tag in turn generates a coded electrical signal that is detected by the reader. The electrical characteristics of the resonant circuit are actively and dynamically altered so... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090206998 - Intermodulation mitigation technique in an rfid system: When multiple readers for RF transponders have to be placed in close proximity, such as in adjacent lanes of a highway toll barrier, they can be set to operate at different frequencies. When signals from two adjacent ones of the readers interfere, the resulting signal includes interference terms whose frequencies... Agent: Blank Rome LLP

20090206996 - Phone number identifiers for iso 11784/85 compatible transponders and associated systems and methods: Systems and methods are disclosed for identifying animals with radio frequency identification transponders using phone number identifiers stored within ISO 11784 code structures in ISO 11784/85 compatible implantable transponders. These phone identification (ID) transponders feature unique telephone numbers, allowing pets to be returned to their owners through direct phone contact,... Agent: O'keefe, Egan, Peterman & Enders LLP

20090206995 - Rfid tag with a releasable coupler: A radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag is provided that comprises an RFID transceiver configured to transmit and receive radio frequency (RF) signals, the RFID transceiver comprising an integrated circuit chip (IC) coupled to an antenna having an impedance, gain and directionality that in conjunction with the characteristics of the IC defines... Agent: Avery Dennison Corporation Amanda Wittine

20090206997 - Runflat safety band incorporating wireless device: A run flat safety band 1 has a wireless sensor 11 incorporated therein, which can be remotely interrogated in order remotely to confirm that the safety band is fitted on a wheel 4. The sensor 11 includes a pressure and temperature sensor, enabling the pressure and temperature within the tire... Agent: Keusey, Tutunjian & Bitetto, P.C.

20090207000 - Multiple antenna energy harvesting: Energy harvesting circuits and associated methods are provided that employ multiple antennas to optimize the amount of energy that is harvested while at the same time making efficient use of tag space. In some embodiments, matching networks are chosen in a manner that optimizes the DC energy that is created... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott

20090207001 - Phone number and manufacturer identifiers for iso 11784/85 compatible transponders and associated systems and methods: Systems and methods are disclosed for identifying animals with radio frequency identification transponders using phone number identifiers and manufacturer codes stored within ISO 11784 code structures in ISO 11784/85 compatible implantable transponders. These phone identification (ID) transponders feature unique telephone numbers, allowing pets to be returned to their owners through... Agent: O'keefe, Egan, Peterman & Enders LLP

20090207002 - Information processing apparatus, method, and program: In an information processing apparatus in which a sheet having an RFID tag is transported, the transport speed is changed or the sheet is stopped to enable data to be communicated to or from the RFID tag without the need for setting a fixed speed in advance. Common communication standards... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090207003 - Method for controlling an electronic device and electronic device: In a method for controlling an electronic device (1) with a programmable component and an independent microcontroller (10) and in such an electronic device (1), by the microcontroller (10), the component is monitored, a malfunction of the component is identified and the component is reprogrammed.... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department

20090207004 - Method for the protection of a movable object, especially a vehicle, against unauthorized use: The invention relates to a method for protection of a movable asset, particularly a motorvehicle (100), against unauthorized use with the following steps: cryptographic identity verification and/or cryptographic authentication of the vehicle with an external computer system (108), verification whether a blocking is stored for the motorvehicle, transmission of a... Agent: Gibson & Dernier L.L.P.

20090207005 - Device and method for event-triggered communication between and among a plurality of nodes: In order to provide a device (100) as well as a method for event-triggered communication between and among a plurality of nodes (A, B, C, S), in particular between and among a plurality of mobile nodes, for example between and among a plurality of vehicles, where the aspect of acknowledging... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20090207006 - Method for functionally testing an ultrasonic sensor: A method for functionally testing an ultrasonic sensor in which at least one additional ultrasonic sensor transmits an ultrasound signal, and a functioning of the first sensor is ascertained when the amplitude of the signal transmitted by the first sensor without being reflected off of an external obstacle exceeds a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090207007 - Method for sending an emergency call and device: For sending an emergency call as a function of a predefined accident criterion, together with the emergency call, dynamic sensor data are transmitted which have been recorded in particular shortly before the occurrence of an accident criterion and which allow conclusions to be drawn about the accident situation.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090207008 - Lug stud and lug nut monitoring system, method, and components therefor: A lug stud and lug nut monitoring system, method, and components for a vehicle may have a lug stud, a lug nut, at least one sensor, and an indicator. The lug stud has a shank. The lug nut is constructed to fasten on the shank. The sensor can be carried... Agent: Reising Ethington P.C.

20090207009 - Method and device for monitoring pressure of vehicle tires: In a method and apparatus for monitoring vehicle tire the pressure a tire inflation pressure is determined and compared with at least one stored set point value. Based on the comparison result, it is determined whether the vehicle tire has an incorrect tire pressure, particularly an excessively low tire pressure.... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090207010 - Tire pressure monitoring system: A tire pressure monitoring system includes receiving antennas installed in a vehicle corresponding to vehicle wheels, a monitoring main unit disposed near a driver's seat, tire pressure sensors respectively installed in the wheels of the vehicle to wirelessly transmit detected data in the form of a data packet for being... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20090207011 - Auto-charging alert device for rotatable pneumatic object: An auto-charging alert device for a rotatable pneumatic object includes an alert unit for generating a warning signal when an interior pressure of the rotatable pneumatic object is below a predetermined threshold, and an auto-charging unit which includes a charger housing and a charging arrangement. The charging arrangement includes an... Agent: David And Raymond Patent Firm

20090207012 - Turn signal appropritate use reminder system: A vehicle safety system to improve turn signal use by creating a conditioned response in the driver of a motor vehicle such that turn signals are used more appropriately over time. This is achieved using existing vehicle components to monitor a running recent history of executed turns, comparing each turn... Agent: Richard Louis Ponziani

20090207013 - Systems for monitoring proximity to prevent loss or to assist recovery: A portable proximity alarm apparatus comprising a Bluetooth system and an alarm monitors the presence of a portable electronic device equipped with a compatible transceiver within range and alarms when that device leaves its range. On detecting disconnection, the proximity alarm automatically tries to reconnect. A portable proximity alarm apparatus... Agent: Daniel B. Schein, Ph.d., Esq., Inc.

20090207015 - System and method for defining an event based on a relationship between an object location and a user-defined zone: An improved system and method for defining an event based upon an object location and a user-defined zone and managing the conveyance of object location event information among computing devices where object location events are defined in terms of a condition based upon a relationship between user-defined zone information and... Agent: Venable LLP

20090207014 - Systems for monitoring proximity to prevent loss or to assist recovery: A portable proximity alarm apparatus comprising a Bluetooth system and an alarm monitors the presence of a portable electronic device equipped with a compatible transceiver within range and alarms when that device leaves its range. On detecting disconnection, the proximity alarm automatically tries to reconnect. A portable proximity alarm apparatus... Agent: Daniel B. Schein, Ph.d., Esq., Inc.

20090207016 - Apparatus and method for secure sensing: An apparatus including a sensor configured to sense a physical quantity, an actuator configured to manipulate the physical quantity in a predefined manner, and a detection circuit configured to output an alarm signal in case the sensor does not react to the manipulation of the physical quantity in an expected... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090207018 - Illuminated output presence indicator: In a production, fax or printing system, collection stations are sometimes obscure to the user. This invention provides a first sensor connected to a light source that illuminates this collection station when a product or copy is present so that the presence of the product or copies to be collected... Agent: James J. Ralabate

20090207017 - Methods for remote device status determination: Monitoring data is received from a remote device and represents a current status value of a monitored condition at the remote device. The monitored condition is characterized by a current state that can be any one of a number of possible states. A determination is made as to whether the... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP

20090207019 - Ticket approval system for and method of performing quality control in field service applications: Methods and apparatus for assessing a locate and marking operation. Ticket information is received regarding the locate and marking operation prior to performance. Following performance, a locate manifest is received that includes a digital image associated with a dig area for which the operation was performed. One or more electronic... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090207020 - Multithreat safety and security system and specification method thereof: The invention relates to a safety and security system designed to protect a designated area. The system comprises sensors of various types (radars, infrared detectors for instance) and sources of intelligence. Correlation is run between instant-track data and non-instant-track data before the level of threat of the tracks is analysed.... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090207021 - Traceability method for an electronic payment terminal in the event of a theft thereof, and corresponding computer program: A traceability method is provided for an electronic payment terminal, in the event of a theft thereof. The method includes the following steps: detection of a lack of contact with a base and/or another terminal associated with the terminal, for a predetermined time span, generating a passage of the terminal... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20090207023 - Article management system and information processing apparatus used in the same: An article management system includes: a radio tag reading means, which carries out a communication with a radio tag affixed on an article displayed on a table section, for outputting a radio tag information including an article identification information; an object detection means for detecting an object approaching the table... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20090207022 - Rfid asset tracking method and apparatus: A system and method for detecting the presence and precise location of a device bearing a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag comprising a plurality of resonators, a first circuit for driving the plurality of resonators with a low frequency drive signal for exciting nearby RFID tags via magnetic field excitation,... Agent: Jaeckle, Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP

20090207025 - Transmitter and receiver for combining rfid amplitude-modulated data with wireless phase-modulated data: A transmitter and receiver for combining RFID amplitude-modulated data with wireless phase-modulated data is realized by a processing module coupled to generate outbound non-amplitude modulated symbols from first outbound data, to generate outbound amplitude modulated symbols from second outbound data, to generate first inbound data from inbound non-amplitude modulated symbols,... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison

20090207024 - Utilization of motion and spatial identification in mobile rfid interrogator: A system and method of using motion or spatial identification technology with a mobile RFID reader to detect whether an RFID tag is part of a forklift load or other ambulatory space includes determining if a tag is within a defined space or if a tag is in motion relative... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20090207026 - Radio frequency identification (rfid) tag including a three-dimensional loop antenna: This disclosure describes a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag that includes a three-dimensional (3D) loop antenna. The 3D loop antenna includes a first conductive portion having a length and width that substantially exceed a thickness. The length and width of the first conductive portion substantially lie in a first plane.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090207027 - Radio frequency identification (rfid) tag including a three-dimensional loop antenna: This disclosure describes a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag that includes a three-dimensional (3D) loop antenna. The 3D loop antenna includes a first conductive portion having a length and width that substantially exceed a thickness. The length and width of the first conductive portion substantially lie in a first plane.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090207028 - Rem-sleep directed visual alarm system and method: The present apparatus and method for using the same detects REM in a sleeping mammal and awakens the mammal after the cessation of a specific episode of REM. The system comprises an alarm setting means for setting a predetermined wakeup time, a data collection means for collecting physiological data from... Agent: Mathew J. Temmerman

20090207029 - Safety sensor device: A safety sensor device for an appliance detects burning conditions and shuts off power to the appliance. The device includes a sensor unit positioned near an exhaust of the appliance, and a relay unit connected along a power supply path to the appliance. The relay and sensor units are linked.... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.

20090207030 - Robust evaluation of a temperature measurement signal by using a dynamic adaptation of a computational model: A device for evaluating a temperature measurement signal of a temperature measurement facility has a modeling unit with a first input for picking up an input signal which is indicative for the temperature measurement signal, a second input for picking up a feedback signal, and an output for outputting an... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090207031 - System and method for detection of a variety of alarm conditions: A water leak detection and active surveillance system applied to single or multiple dwellings that timely alerts and contacts a decision maker of the leak so that that a corrective intervention may be implemented. The system includes multiple water detection endpoints and a base station that is connected by wireless... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20090207032 - Method to detect the level of granular material in a bin: w

20090207033 - Device and a method for detection of and warning against tsunamis: A device for detection of and warning against tsunamis. The device is characterized in that it includes a stationary base unit (2) and at least one courier (6) disengagably connected to the base unit (2), elements (3, 4, 5) for detection of the fulfillment of a predetermined condition, and elements... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090207034 - Home control protection system: A home control protection system includes at least one surge protection strip having a plurality of power outlet receptacles, and a wall mountable central control unit that is in electrical communication with the at least one surge protection strip. The surge protection strip includes a replaceable surge protector module. The... Agent: Bodner & O'rourke, LLP

20090207035 - Electrical power tools: An electrical power tool may include a housing, a rotating tool that is rotatably attached to the housing, a motor that is positioned in the housing and is capable of rotating the rotating tool, a manipulating portion that is attached to the housing, and an indicator device that is disposed... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090207036 - Automatic detecting device for radio frequency environment: The present invention provides an automatic detecting device for radio frequency environment used to detect radio frequency noise. The device uses an antenna to receive radio frequency noise and the radio frequency noise is passing a radio frequency comparator and transformed into a voltage signal. Then, the voltage signal passes... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090207037 - device for wireless operation and method for operating the device: An electronic device and a method of operating the device. The device receives a first signal having a first frequency and a predetermined signal strength and retransmits a signal after a latency period and during a time period. The device comprises an oscillation circuit operating in a sub-threshold area in... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20090207038 - Electronic flare system and apparatus: A device includes an electronic flare having many light emitting diodes (LEDs), an arm connected to the electronic flare, a controller connected to the electronic flare, and a housing connected to the arm. A system includes a first electronic flare device that is disposed in a first portion of a... Agent: Darren Gallo

20090207039 - Cec control apparatus: A Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) control apparatus includes a vendor code acquisition instruction unit that queries a CEC device for a vendor code when connected to a CEC device, a control part provided with a storage unit capable of storing the reference location of stored CEC control information that corresponds... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090207040 - Remote controller: A remote controller includes a board, first and second arms, an electrostatic touch panel placed on a first upper end of the first arm and a second upper end of the second arm, a push switch provided between the electrostatic touch panel and the board, a control section, and a... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090207041 - Downhole measurement while drilling system and method: A method of measuring while drilling includes positioning at least one sensor downhole; and transmitting sensed data while drilling from the at least one sensor to surface without storing the sensed data downhole and system.... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090207042 - Wireless remote meter reading apparatus and driving method thereof: A wireless remote meter reading apparatus and driving method thereof are used to reduce the cost of detecting the amount of energy consumption and to enhance the detection efficiency, so as to facilitate the detection of the energy consumption amount of tap water, gas, electricity, calorie or the like. Each... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090207043 - Wireless, infrastructureless communication system for vehicles and method for the same: The present invention is a wireless, infrastructureless, communication system for vehicle to vehicle data transfer over a 900 MHz frequency over a substantially 360° radius of view over a predetermined range, preferably about 8 miles. Each vehicle is equipped with a geo-position system, a warning alert system, at least one... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC Ford Global Technologies, Inc.

20090207045 - Method and apparatus for detecting target parking position by using two reference points, and parking assist system using the same: Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for detecting a target parking position by using two reference points, and a parking assist system using the same. The apparatus includes: a first unit for receiving an input image obtained by photographing a parking space and the two reference points in the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090207044 - Parking lot congested state determination device, parking lot congested state determination method, and computer program: In a case where it is determined that a vehicle is in an unparked state within a parking lot for at least a specified time, the parking lot where the vehicle is currently located is determined to be in a congested state, and information that pertains to the parking lot... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090207046 - system for detecting vehicles: A system to detect the transit of vehicles having license plates includes at least one video camera to detect license plates capable of framing the plates of said vehicles and, preferably, at least one video camera to detect vehicles capable of framing a zone of transit of said vehicles having... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC

20090207047 - Wireless landing gear verification system: According to one embodiment, a verification system for an aircraft includes a cockpit instrument in communication with a wireless communication circuit. The wireless communication circuit is coupled to a landing gear member and operable to determine a position of the landing gear member and transmit the position to the cockpit... Agent: Baker Botts LLP

20090207048 - System and method for increasing visibility of critical flight information on aircraft displays: System and method increase the visibility of critical flight information on electronic displays. An aircraft display system includes a processing unit, a flight management system, a navigation system, a database for storing target data and terrain data, a graphics display generator, and a visual display. The flight management system and/or... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090207050 - Asset recovery system: An asset location, tracking, and recovery system and method includes a network of VHF towers and a control center receiving signals from and transmitting signals to the VHF towers. Primary locating units each include a transmitter, a receiver, and a transponder activated when a signal is transmitted by the control... Agent: Iandiorio Teska & Coleman

20090207049 - Method for smart announcing of bus stop: A method for announcing bus stop includes using a navigation positioning device to receive a satellite signal, retrieve current vehicle geographic longitude and latitude coordinates from the received signal, compare a databank thereof with the current geographic longitude and latitude coordinates, and, if any special position value is found, compute... Agent: Nikolai & Mersereau, P.A.

  
08/13/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090201122 - Method for generating an information signal in the event of an access request and device for carrying out the method: P

20090201123 - Sensor network for liquid drainage systems: A manhole monitoring unit includes a housing mountable to walls of a closed manhole, without breaching an insulating layer on the walls, a data processor to receive data from monitoring sensors in the manhole, and a communication unit at least for transmitting wirelessly the data to an external network unit... Agent: Daniel J Swirsky

20090201124 - Input device of washing machine and control method of the same: An input device of a washing machine and a control method of the same are disclosed. An input device of a washing machine includes an operation part generating a plurality of identical signals for washing course designation, a control part controlling one of a plurality of preset washing courses to... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20090201125 - Electronic device provided with theft prevention function, and method for preventing theft of electronic devices: An electronic device includes a memory storing a first lock release code, a comparing portion comparing the first lock release code with a second lock release code that is input with an input device, a controlling portion permitting the electronic device to operate normally if the comparing portion finds that... Agent: Masuvalley & Partners

20090201126 - Electronic device provided with theft prevention function, and method for preventing theft of electronic devices: An electronic device includes a first rewritable nonvolatile memory storing a first lock release code, a comparing portion comparing the first lock release code with a second lock release code that is input with an input device, a controlling portion permitting the electronic device to operate normally if the comparing... Agent: Masuvalley & Partners

20090201128 - Transaction authentication card: A transaction authentication card uses a biometric input and a wireless output. The biometric input may be a sensor pad on the transaction authentication card that measures blood flow patterns, temperature, and/or fingerprint patterns to identify a user to permit access. The transaction authentication card is preferably substantially rigid, but... Agent: Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20090201127 - Bicycle securing system: A bicycle securing system consists of a user communication terminal and at least one bicycle stand. The bicycle stand and the bicycle comprise retaining and docking means as well as registration and identification means. The retaining and docking means comprise a pin provided with a bolt lock on the bicycle... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20090201129 - Authenticity determination: A method of determining the authenticity of an article. The method utilises a tag having a tag data store, which is coupled to the article. The method includes in a tag reader, determining article information from the tag data store. The article information is then compared to predetermined information obtained... Agent: Dla Piper US LLP

20090201131 - Embedded rfid verifiable currency: A system and method of determining likelihood of counterfeiting without inspection of currency compares signals returned by uniquely customized RFID chips when interrogated, preferably incident to a transaction. The RFID information is compared to RFID information for bills known to be in circulation in order to validate a given currency... Agent: Whitham, Curtis, Christofferson, P.C.

20090201133 - Method for enhancing anti-cloning protection of rfid tags: A method for determining validity of an RFID tag. The method includes probing the tag using a series of tag commands to trigger a corresponding series of tag responses, comparing the tag responses to tag reference data stored in a database, and repeating the probing and comparing operations to determine... Agent: Lathrop & Gage LLP

20090201132 - Methods and apparatus for metering printed media: Methods and apparatus for metering printed media are disclosed. A disclosed example apparatus comprises a first radio frequency identification (RFID) tag to adhere to a first leaflet of a printed media at a first location; a second RFID tag to adhere to a second leaflet of the printed media at... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC

20090201130 - Rfid tag with user-controlled kill mechanism: An inexpensive disabling or kill mechanism is provided for an RFID tag to allow a user to decide when to disable the tag and to initiate the kill process. RFID tag antenna circuitry is partially or wholly covered with an oxidation-retardant coating. The activation-retardant coating includes a grippable pull tab.... Agent: Ibm Corporation

20090201134 - Rfid with phase rotated backscattering and methods for use therewith: A radio frequency identification (RFID) device includes an antenna coupled to receive a millimeter wave RFID signal from a remote RFID reader. A phase rotation module generates a phase rotated backscatter signal, based on the millimeter wave RFID signal and further based on a phase rotation signal that identifies the... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison

20090201135 - Wireless ic communication device and response method for the same: The present invention aims to provide a wireless IC communication device that can prevent information from being read out without permission of an owner of items to each of which the wireless IC communication device is attached. The wireless IC communication device includes: a slot number obtainment unit (502) that... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090201136 - Merchandise sales data processing apparatus: A merchandise sales data processing apparatus including a tag reader section that reads information from a memory of a radio tag processes sales data of merchandise attached with the radio tag based on the information read from the memory of the radio tag. Besides, the apparatus generates a password for... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090201137 - Rearview assembly with display: A rearview assembly for a vehicle includes a mirror element having a partially reflective, partially transmissive coating and a video display positioned behind the mirror element such that a display image is viewable through the partially reflective, partially transmissive coating. The video display may generate a viewable display image that... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20090201138 - Remote transponder breathalyzer: r

20090201139 - Electric wiring system of a motor vehicle with replaceable cryptographic key and/or certificate: An electric wiring system of a motor vehicle with control devices that communicate with each other via a data bus, and with at least a first communication apparatus inside the vehicle for data exchange with a remote communication station outside the vehicle via a communication channel is provided. To make... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090201140 - Method for determining the driving limits of a vehicle: A method for making it possible to set the link between all the types of vehicles and roads with the rolling limits on the roadway is described. This setting can be established from the existing road data bases and from the characteristics of the known vehicles. This method is capable... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090201141 - Seat belt status system: A system and method for assessing threats from specific passengers and reducing the risk of bodily injury in the event of a threat aboard a multi-passenger commercial vehicle. The present system evaluates the latched status of a multitude of seat belts, reporting same to either a fixed position panel, or... Agent: Dagnachew Teshome

20090201142 - Wireless sensor system: A wireless sensor system identifies a single event in a wireless link. In an embodiment, the wireless sensor system includes an interrogator comprising an oscillator, a power amplifier, an antenna, and a detection circuit. The wireless sensor system also includes a sensor tag. The interrogator and the sensor tag are... Agent: Tod T. Tumey

20090201144 - Alarm management apparatus: The invention relates to an alarm management apparatus for managing an alarm occurring in a plant. The alarm management apparatus includes an alarm collection unit for collecting an alarm; a process data collection unit for collecting process data; an alarm suppression determination unit for determining whether or not suppressing an... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090201143 - Self-configuring emergency event alarm system with autonomous output devices: The present Self-Configuring Alarm System uses a decentralized (ad hoc or mesh) architecture where any node is capable of autonomously reporting the alarm event directly to all other nodes in the ad hoc network independent of where the alarm event occurred. In addition, the Self-Configuring Alarm System includes a plurality... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP

20090201145 - Safety socket: Disclosed herein is a receptacle for selectively conducting electric power. The receptacle contains a switch that is normally open to prevent the occurrence of electric shock. An optical prong detector is provided to determine whether both the hot and neutral prongs of a plug have been inserted into the receptacle.... Agent: The Weintraub Group, P.L.C

20090201147 - Emergency services notification station and door unlock device: When a person believes that he/she is having a heart attack, a pendant (or other communications device) can be activated to communicate an emergency services request signal to an emergency services notification station (e.g., that houses an AED). Once the emergency services notification station receives the emergency services request signal,... Agent: Davidson Berquist Jackson & Gowdey LLP

20090201148 - Systems and methods for controlling wireless signal transfers between ultrasound-enabled medical devices: Systems and methods for wireless signal transfers between ultrasound-enabled medical devices are disclosed. An illustrative system includes a source device equipped with multiple transducer elements configured to transmit an acoustic wave, a target device including an acoustic transducer for receiving the acoustic wave from the source device, and a controller... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property (32469)

20090201149 - Mobility tracking method and user location tracking device: A user location tracking method allows a topology of a travel path taken by a user to be estimated without the use of location information such as GPS coordinates, so that a travel range of the user who only carries a small-sized terminal can be tracked at all times. The... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090201150 - Apparatus and method for providing a failsafe-enabled wireless device: A method for operating a failsafe-enabled wireless device is provided that includes monitoring a signal quality for a wireless signal between a failsafe-enabled wireless device and a controller. A determination is made regarding whether the signal quality is poor. A failsafe procedure is initiated when the signal quality is poor.... Agent: Anthony Miologos Honeywell International Inc.

20090201146 - Remote activity detection or intrusion monitoring system: The system contains a motion sensor. In one embodiment a clock is in communication with the motion sensor. A processor is in communication with the motion sensor and the clock. The processor records a volume of motion sensed by the motion sensor as a function of time received in communications... Agent: Hayes Soloway P.C.

20090201151 - Locked or unlocked status key indicator system: An electronic device that can be mounted onto almost any type of key, for indicating the lock/unlocked status of the lock operable by the key. The electronic device includes a processing unit that when rotational torque force being applied on the key, the processing unit identifies depressed contact sensors, and... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

20090201152 - Anti-tamper cargo container locator system: The present disclosure relates to location and communication systems that can be utilized for locating cargo containers using tags with a radio communication subsystem in the form of a transponder or micro-transponder. Each cargo container tag (CCT) is capable of communicating with either other cargo container tags or a base-station... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090201153 - Fiber optic security system for sensing the intrusion of secured locations: A sensor for a security system is disclosed to detect intrusions at one or more predetermined locations wherein each location includes a moveable member which must be moved in order to intrude the location. The system includes a fiber network routed in close proximity to one or more locations. The... Agent: Mcnair Law Firm, P.A.

20090201154 - Apparatus for securing a land surveyor's mark based on the use of a radio frequency identifier tag: A surveyor's mark and a method for forming the mark. The mark includes a stick and a head assembled to the stick. The stick is configured to be planted in a ground and the head is configured to be above the ground. The head includes a tag having an identification... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts

20090201155 - Universal tracking assembly: A universal tracking assembly that is capable of supporting more than one protocol used in electronic article surveillance (EAS) labels. The universal tracking assembly includes an acousto-magnetic (AM) EAS portion with a Radio Frequency (RF) EAS portion. The intrinsic characteristics and properties of the components of these individual labels are... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP

20090201156 - Wireless ic device: A wireless IC device includes an electromagnetic coupler module including a wireless IC chip processing transmission and reception signals, and a feeder circuit board. In the wireless IC device, a first coupler defining a feeder circuit arranged on the feeder circuit board is electromagnetically coupled with a first mount of... Agent: Murata Manufacturing Company, Ltd. C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20090201157 - Rfid devices and methods for overlapped objects: Readability of overlapping radio frequency identification (RFID) devices on overlapping objects, such as RFID labels on stacked garments, is improved by having different antenna configurations for the overlapped RFID devices. Each pair of closest overlapped RFID devices may have different respective antenna configurations. The different respective antenna configurations may be... Agent: Jonathan A. Platt Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090201158 - Rfid tag and rfid tag producing apparatus: This disclosure discloses an RFID tag comprising: a base layer formed into a tape-shape or sheet-shape that disposes an RFID circuit element comprising an IC circuit part that stores information, and a loop antenna that transmits and receives information; a print-receiving layer on which print corresponding to information stored in... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20090201159 - Method and device for determining information on an animal and/or animal milk: The method according to the invention for determining information on an animal and/or animal milk, in which a sensor unit detects four items of data relating to the health, well-being and/or behaviour of the animal and/or data relating to the quality or composition of the animal milk and/or data relating... Agent: Smith Law Office

20090201160 - Pet detector: The present invention is a pet actuated signaling device that generally comprises of at least one figurine having a motion detector sensor that is housed within the figurine; and a wireless based remote receiver placed inside the building. The motion detector sensor is activated on at least one stimulus induced... Agent: Buus, Kim, Kuo, & Tran, Apc

20090201161 - System and method for indicating evacuation status: A device used in institutions such as, but not limited to, hospitals, nursing homes, and other patient-care facilities, and hotels motels, schools, dormitories and cruise ships which, when activated, provides a visual indication locally, or at or near the room to which it is attached, as to whether or not... Agent: Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090201162 - System and method for detection of a variety of alarm conditions: A water leak detection and active surveillance system applied to one or more single or multiple-story buildings that timely alerts and contacts a decision maker(s) of the leak so that that corrective intervention may be implemented. The system includes multiple water detection endpoints and a base station that is connected... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20090201163 - Child seat sensor: A child seat sensor (10) comprises at least one antenna structure (22, 24, 26) to be integrated into a vehicle seat (26). The at least one antenna structure (22, 24, 26) comprises at least one antenna wire for emitting and/or receiving an electromagnetic field, which may be influenced by the... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090201164 - Techniques for preventing damage to a portable device: A technique for preventing damage to a portable device includes detecting movement of a portable device and determining whether a port of the portable device is attached to an external device. When the external device is attached to the port, a notification is provided to a user of the portable... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090201165 - Angle-adjustable method and automatic angle-adjustable display device: An automatic angle-adjustable display device and an angle-adjustable method are provided. The automatic angle-adjustable display device includes a screen, three wireless transmitting and receiving sensors, an angle adjustment mechanism and a control unit. The wireless transmitting and receiving sensors are respectively disposed at first, second and third positions of the... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20090201166 - Wireless tag detection apparatus and method of controlling the same: Query signals to one or more wireless tags are transmitted via radio communication, and a distance to a wireless tag to be retrieved is informed according to strength of a response signal from the wireless tag to be retrieved, which is included in the response signals transmitted from the one... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20090201167 - Audio alert sytem and method: An audio alert system, device, and method includes an audio alert created by a user and programmed into a device, such as a wireless telephone. A user stores in the device a data structure relating an audio alert triggering event to the audio alert. When the device detects an occurrence... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Ww

20090201168 - Remote control handset: A remote control handset for intuitively navigating a user interface of an entertainment device, the user interface having a hierarchical menu structure. The remote control handset of the present invention is not required to have any buttons. The remote control handset has a first control surface, and a second control... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090201169 - Real-time location systems and methods: A real-time location system for identifying and locating tagged items. The system may include an identification protocol that tracks in-network transponders and assigns dynamic in-network identification numbers to in-network transponders. The system includes a locator function that employs time-of-arrival analysis. Rather than attempt to synchronize the time base at each... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC

20090201170 - High speed data transfer for measuring lithology and monitoring drilling operations: A system for determining at least one of a lithology of a formation traversed by a borehole and an operational condition of a component of a drill string disposed in the borehole, the system including: a sensor for performing downhole measurements of a drilling parameter, the sensor being disposed at... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090201171 - Small in-home utility services display device: A display device useful in displaying information transmitted by a utility to its customer location via a utility communication network has a generally planar body defining a face area less than about 25 square inches, a circuit board, an unlicensed band radio frequency communications receiver, a power source (such as... Agent: Sheldon Mak Rose & Anderson PC

20090201172 - Miniature physiological telemeter: A low power miniaturized telemeter (25, 40-42) provides data from a monitored subject at internal or external locations. A charge integration and pulse stream encoding (30) in the telemeter (25, 40-42) contributes to reduced power consumption. A transmitter (29) in the telemeter (25, 40-42) may be omnidirectional to permit operation... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20090201173 - Driving support apparatus, a driving support method and program: A CPU obtains road shape information regarding a shape of a road ahead of a vehicle from map information stored in a map information DB. Further, the CPU calculates a blind spot region for a driver generated by a right front pillar. In addition, when it is determined that at... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090201174 - Warning light: A warning light assembly includes a source of electrical power, an LED light source, electrical circuitry operably coupling the source of electrical power to the light source and a lens assembly. The lens assembly encloses the LED light source such that light from the source is directed outwardly from the... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20090201175 - Vehicle positioning guide and method: In accordance with the present invention, there are provided three bars of light to help a user maneuver a vehicle into a space accessed by a garage door that is controlled by an electric door opener. The three bars of light are powered by an electric garage door opener using... Agent: Joseph Pankowski

20090201176 - Route guidance system: Provided is a route guidance system that provides a route in premises in order to perform service of route guidance in the premises, which includes: a route guidance apparatus, which is comprised of visible region calculation means that calculates a range where a user can see, signpost extraction means that... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20090201177 - Secure head-up display: o

20090201178 - Methods for evaluating operation of marking apparatus: A marking system may hold a container from which markers are dispensed to mark the presence or absence of an underground facility in a dig area. The container may identify a marker characteristic regarding the markers in the container. The marking system may receive activation of a trigger, dispense a... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

  
08/13/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090201122 - Method for generating an information signal in the event of an access request and device for carrying out the method: P

20090201123 - Sensor network for liquid drainage systems: A manhole monitoring unit includes a housing mountable to walls of a closed manhole, without breaching an insulating layer on the walls, a data processor to receive data from monitoring sensors in the manhole, and a communication unit at least for transmitting wirelessly the data to an external network unit... Agent: Daniel J Swirsky

20090201124 - Input device of washing machine and control method of the same: An input device of a washing machine and a control method of the same are disclosed. An input device of a washing machine includes an operation part generating a plurality of identical signals for washing course designation, a control part controlling one of a plurality of preset washing courses to... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20090201125 - Electronic device provided with theft prevention function, and method for preventing theft of electronic devices: An electronic device includes a memory storing a first lock release code, a comparing portion comparing the first lock release code with a second lock release code that is input with an input device, a controlling portion permitting the electronic device to operate normally if the comparing portion finds that... Agent: Masuvalley & Partners

20090201126 - Electronic device provided with theft prevention function, and method for preventing theft of electronic devices: An electronic device includes a first rewritable nonvolatile memory storing a first lock release code, a comparing portion comparing the first lock release code with a second lock release code that is input with an input device, a controlling portion permitting the electronic device to operate normally if the comparing... Agent: Masuvalley & Partners

20090201128 - Transaction authentication card: A transaction authentication card uses a biometric input and a wireless output. The biometric input may be a sensor pad on the transaction authentication card that measures blood flow patterns, temperature, and/or fingerprint patterns to identify a user to permit access. The transaction authentication card is preferably substantially rigid, but... Agent: Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20090201127 - Bicycle securing system: A bicycle securing system consists of a user communication terminal and at least one bicycle stand. The bicycle stand and the bicycle comprise retaining and docking means as well as registration and identification means. The retaining and docking means comprise a pin provided with a bolt lock on the bicycle... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20090201129 - Authenticity determination: A method of determining the authenticity of an article. The method utilises a tag having a tag data store, which is coupled to the article. The method includes in a tag reader, determining article information from the tag data store. The article information is then compared to predetermined information obtained... Agent: Dla Piper US LLP

20090201131 - Embedded rfid verifiable currency: A system and method of determining likelihood of counterfeiting without inspection of currency compares signals returned by uniquely customized RFID chips when interrogated, preferably incident to a transaction. The RFID information is compared to RFID information for bills known to be in circulation in order to validate a given currency... Agent: Whitham, Curtis, Christofferson, P.C.

20090201133 - Method for enhancing anti-cloning protection of rfid tags: A method for determining validity of an RFID tag. The method includes probing the tag using a series of tag commands to trigger a corresponding series of tag responses, comparing the tag responses to tag reference data stored in a database, and repeating the probing and comparing operations to determine... Agent: Lathrop & Gage LLP

20090201132 - Methods and apparatus for metering printed media: Methods and apparatus for metering printed media are disclosed. A disclosed example apparatus comprises a first radio frequency identification (RFID) tag to adhere to a first leaflet of a printed media at a first location; a second RFID tag to adhere to a second leaflet of the printed media at... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC

20090201130 - Rfid tag with user-controlled kill mechanism: An inexpensive disabling or kill mechanism is provided for an RFID tag to allow a user to decide when to disable the tag and to initiate the kill process. RFID tag antenna circuitry is partially or wholly covered with an oxidation-retardant coating. The activation-retardant coating includes a grippable pull tab.... Agent: Ibm Corporation

20090201134 - Rfid with phase rotated backscattering and methods for use therewith: A radio frequency identification (RFID) device includes an antenna coupled to receive a millimeter wave RFID signal from a remote RFID reader. A phase rotation module generates a phase rotated backscatter signal, based on the millimeter wave RFID signal and further based on a phase rotation signal that identifies the... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison

20090201135 - Wireless ic communication device and response method for the same: The present invention aims to provide a wireless IC communication device that can prevent information from being read out without permission of an owner of items to each of which the wireless IC communication device is attached. The wireless IC communication device includes: a slot number obtainment unit (502) that... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090201136 - Merchandise sales data processing apparatus: A merchandise sales data processing apparatus including a tag reader section that reads information from a memory of a radio tag processes sales data of merchandise attached with the radio tag based on the information read from the memory of the radio tag. Besides, the apparatus generates a password for... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090201137 - Rearview assembly with display: A rearview assembly for a vehicle includes a mirror element having a partially reflective, partially transmissive coating and a video display positioned behind the mirror element such that a display image is viewable through the partially reflective, partially transmissive coating. The video display may generate a viewable display image that... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20090201138 - Remote transponder breathalyzer: r

20090201139 - Electric wiring system of a motor vehicle with replaceable cryptographic key and/or certificate: An electric wiring system of a motor vehicle with control devices that communicate with each other via a data bus, and with at least a first communication apparatus inside the vehicle for data exchange with a remote communication station outside the vehicle via a communication channel is provided. To make... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090201140 - Method for determining the driving limits of a vehicle: A method for making it possible to set the link between all the types of vehicles and roads with the rolling limits on the roadway is described. This setting can be established from the existing road data bases and from the characteristics of the known vehicles. This method is capable... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090201141 - Seat belt status system: A system and method for assessing threats from specific passengers and reducing the risk of bodily injury in the event of a threat aboard a multi-passenger commercial vehicle. The present system evaluates the latched status of a multitude of seat belts, reporting same to either a fixed position panel, or... Agent: Dagnachew Teshome

20090201142 - Wireless sensor system: A wireless sensor system identifies a single event in a wireless link. In an embodiment, the wireless sensor system includes an interrogator comprising an oscillator, a power amplifier, an antenna, and a detection circuit. The wireless sensor system also includes a sensor tag. The interrogator and the sensor tag are... Agent: Tod T. Tumey

20090201144 - Alarm management apparatus: The invention relates to an alarm management apparatus for managing an alarm occurring in a plant. The alarm management apparatus includes an alarm collection unit for collecting an alarm; a process data collection unit for collecting process data; an alarm suppression determination unit for determining whether or not suppressing an... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090201143 - Self-configuring emergency event alarm system with autonomous output devices: The present Self-Configuring Alarm System uses a decentralized (ad hoc or mesh) architecture where any node is capable of autonomously reporting the alarm event directly to all other nodes in the ad hoc network independent of where the alarm event occurred. In addition, the Self-Configuring Alarm System includes a plurality... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP

20090201145 - Safety socket: Disclosed herein is a receptacle for selectively conducting electric power. The receptacle contains a switch that is normally open to prevent the occurrence of electric shock. An optical prong detector is provided to determine whether both the hot and neutral prongs of a plug have been inserted into the receptacle.... Agent: The Weintraub Group, P.L.C

20090201147 - Emergency services notification station and door unlock device: When a person believes that he/she is having a heart attack, a pendant (or other communications device) can be activated to communicate an emergency services request signal to an emergency services notification station (e.g., that houses an AED). Once the emergency services notification station receives the emergency services request signal,... Agent: Davidson Berquist Jackson & Gowdey LLP

20090201148 - Systems and methods for controlling wireless signal transfers between ultrasound-enabled medical devices: Systems and methods for wireless signal transfers between ultrasound-enabled medical devices are disclosed. An illustrative system includes a source device equipped with multiple transducer elements configured to transmit an acoustic wave, a target device including an acoustic transducer for receiving the acoustic wave from the source device, and a controller... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property (32469)

20090201149 - Mobility tracking method and user location tracking device: A user location tracking method allows a topology of a travel path taken by a user to be estimated without the use of location information such as GPS coordinates, so that a travel range of the user who only carries a small-sized terminal can be tracked at all times. The... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090201150 - Apparatus and method for providing a failsafe-enabled wireless device: A method for operating a failsafe-enabled wireless device is provided that includes monitoring a signal quality for a wireless signal between a failsafe-enabled wireless device and a controller. A determination is made regarding whether the signal quality is poor. A failsafe procedure is initiated when the signal quality is poor.... Agent: Anthony Miologos Honeywell International Inc.

20090201146 - Remote activity detection or intrusion monitoring system: The system contains a motion sensor. In one embodiment a clock is in communication with the motion sensor. A processor is in communication with the motion sensor and the clock. The processor records a volume of motion sensed by the motion sensor as a function of time received in communications... Agent: Hayes Soloway P.C.

20090201151 - Locked or unlocked status key indicator system: An electronic device that can be mounted onto almost any type of key, for indicating the lock/unlocked status of the lock operable by the key. The electronic device includes a processing unit that when rotational torque force being applied on the key, the processing unit identifies depressed contact sensors, and... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

20090201152 - Anti-tamper cargo container locator system: The present disclosure relates to location and communication systems that can be utilized for locating cargo containers using tags with a radio communication subsystem in the form of a transponder or micro-transponder. Each cargo container tag (CCT) is capable of communicating with either other cargo container tags or a base-station... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090201153 - Fiber optic security system for sensing the intrusion of secured locations: A sensor for a security system is disclosed to detect intrusions at one or more predetermined locations wherein each location includes a moveable member which must be moved in order to intrude the location. The system includes a fiber network routed in close proximity to one or more locations. The... Agent: Mcnair Law Firm, P.A.

20090201154 - Apparatus for securing a land surveyor's mark based on the use of a radio frequency identifier tag: A surveyor's mark and a method for forming the mark. The mark includes a stick and a head assembled to the stick. The stick is configured to be planted in a ground and the head is configured to be above the ground. The head includes a tag having an identification... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts

20090201155 - Universal tracking assembly: A universal tracking assembly that is capable of supporting more than one protocol used in electronic article surveillance (EAS) labels. The universal tracking assembly includes an acousto-magnetic (AM) EAS portion with a Radio Frequency (RF) EAS portion. The intrinsic characteristics and properties of the components of these individual labels are... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP

20090201156 - Wireless ic device: A wireless IC device includes an electromagnetic coupler module including a wireless IC chip processing transmission and reception signals, and a feeder circuit board. In the wireless IC device, a first coupler defining a feeder circuit arranged on the feeder circuit board is electromagnetically coupled with a first mount of... Agent: Murata Manufacturing Company, Ltd. C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20090201157 - Rfid devices and methods for overlapped objects: Readability of overlapping radio frequency identification (RFID) devices on overlapping objects, such as RFID labels on stacked garments, is improved by having different antenna configurations for the overlapped RFID devices. Each pair of closest overlapped RFID devices may have different respective antenna configurations. The different respective antenna configurations may be... Agent: Jonathan A. Platt Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090201158 - Rfid tag and rfid tag producing apparatus: This disclosure discloses an RFID tag comprising: a base layer formed into a tape-shape or sheet-shape that disposes an RFID circuit element comprising an IC circuit part that stores information, and a loop antenna that transmits and receives information; a print-receiving layer on which print corresponding to information stored in... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20090201159 - Method and device for determining information on an animal and/or animal milk: The method according to the invention for determining information on an animal and/or animal milk, in which a sensor unit detects four items of data relating to the health, well-being and/or behaviour of the animal and/or data relating to the quality or composition of the animal milk and/or data relating... Agent: Smith Law Office

20090201160 - Pet detector: The present invention is a pet actuated signaling device that generally comprises of at least one figurine having a motion detector sensor that is housed within the figurine; and a wireless based remote receiver placed inside the building. The motion detector sensor is activated on at least one stimulus induced... Agent: Buus, Kim, Kuo, & Tran, Apc

20090201161 - System and method for indicating evacuation status: A device used in institutions such as, but not limited to, hospitals, nursing homes, and other patient-care facilities, and hotels motels, schools, dormitories and cruise ships which, when activated, provides a visual indication locally, or at or near the room to which it is attached, as to whether or not... Agent: Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090201162 - System and method for detection of a variety of alarm conditions: A water leak detection and active surveillance system applied to one or more single or multiple-story buildings that timely alerts and contacts a decision maker(s) of the leak so that that corrective intervention may be implemented. The system includes multiple water detection endpoints and a base station that is connected... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20090201163 - Child seat sensor: A child seat sensor (10) comprises at least one antenna structure (22, 24, 26) to be integrated into a vehicle seat (26). The at least one antenna structure (22, 24, 26) comprises at least one antenna wire for emitting and/or receiving an electromagnetic field, which may be influenced by the... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090201164 - Techniques for preventing damage to a portable device: A technique for preventing damage to a portable device includes detecting movement of a portable device and determining whether a port of the portable device is attached to an external device. When the external device is attached to the port, a notification is provided to a user of the portable... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090201165 - Angle-adjustable method and automatic angle-adjustable display device: An automatic angle-adjustable display device and an angle-adjustable method are provided. The automatic angle-adjustable display device includes a screen, three wireless transmitting and receiving sensors, an angle adjustment mechanism and a control unit. The wireless transmitting and receiving sensors are respectively disposed at first, second and third positions of the... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20090201166 - Wireless tag detection apparatus and method of controlling the same: Query signals to one or more wireless tags are transmitted via radio communication, and a distance to a wireless tag to be retrieved is informed according to strength of a response signal from the wireless tag to be retrieved, which is included in the response signals transmitted from the one... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20090201167 - Audio alert sytem and method: An audio alert system, device, and method includes an audio alert created by a user and programmed into a device, such as a wireless telephone. A user stores in the device a data structure relating an audio alert triggering event to the audio alert. When the device detects an occurrence... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Ww

20090201168 - Remote control handset: A remote control handset for intuitively navigating a user interface of an entertainment device, the user interface having a hierarchical menu structure. The remote control handset of the present invention is not required to have any buttons. The remote control handset has a first control surface, and a second control... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090201169 - Real-time location systems and methods: A real-time location system for identifying and locating tagged items. The system may include an identification protocol that tracks in-network transponders and assigns dynamic in-network identification numbers to in-network transponders. The system includes a locator function that employs time-of-arrival analysis. Rather than attempt to synchronize the time base at each... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC

20090201170 - High speed data transfer for measuring lithology and monitoring drilling operations: A system for determining at least one of a lithology of a formation traversed by a borehole and an operational condition of a component of a drill string disposed in the borehole, the system including: a sensor for performing downhole measurements of a drilling parameter, the sensor being disposed at... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090201171 - Small in-home utility services display device: A display device useful in displaying information transmitted by a utility to its customer location via a utility communication network has a generally planar body defining a face area less than about 25 square inches, a circuit board, an unlicensed band radio frequency communications receiver, a power source (such as... Agent: Sheldon Mak Rose & Anderson PC

20090201172 - Miniature physiological telemeter: A low power miniaturized telemeter (25, 40-42) provides data from a monitored subject at internal or external locations. A charge integration and pulse stream encoding (30) in the telemeter (25, 40-42) contributes to reduced power consumption. A transmitter (29) in the telemeter (25, 40-42) may be omnidirectional to permit operation... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20090201173 - Driving support apparatus, a driving support method and program: A CPU obtains road shape information regarding a shape of a road ahead of a vehicle from map information stored in a map information DB. Further, the CPU calculates a blind spot region for a driver generated by a right front pillar. In addition, when it is determined that at... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090201174 - Warning light: A warning light assembly includes a source of electrical power, an LED light source, electrical circuitry operably coupling the source of electrical power to the light source and a lens assembly. The lens assembly encloses the LED light source such that light from the source is directed outwardly from the... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20090201175 - Vehicle positioning guide and method: In accordance with the present invention, there are provided three bars of light to help a user maneuver a vehicle into a space accessed by a garage door that is controlled by an electric door opener. The three bars of light are powered by an electric garage door opener using... Agent: Joseph Pankowski

20090201176 - Route guidance system: Provided is a route guidance system that provides a route in premises in order to perform service of route guidance in the premises, which includes: a route guidance apparatus, which is comprised of visible region calculation means that calculates a range where a user can see, signpost extraction means that... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20090201177 - Secure head-up display: o

20090201178 - Methods for evaluating operation of marking apparatus: A marking system may hold a container from which markers are dispensed to mark the presence or absence of an underground facility in a dig area. The container may identify a marker characteristic regarding the markers in the container. The marking system may receive activation of a trigger, dispense a... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

  
08/06/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090195350 - Situationally aware and self-configuring electronic data and communication device: A self-configuring wearable electronic data and communication device comprising a self-contained module comprising means for self-configuring based on a user's activity and context an operational mode in a plurality of operational modes, wherein the self contained module further comprises intelligent situational awareness derived from at least one of pre-programmed criteria,... Agent: Fernandez & Associates LLP

20090195349 - System and method for home energy monitor and control: The invention generally concerns systems and methods for monitoring and controlling the power consumption of a power-consuming device. The system and method may connect to a power source and a power-consuming device, connecting the power-consuming device to the power source. The power usage of the power-consuming device may then be... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP

20090195351 - Information processing device and information processing method: A information processing device includes: a busy-level acquiring section for acquiring information on user's busy-level; a controller for determining a presentation form of information currently presented according to the user's busy-level acquired by the busy-level acquiring section; an information processor for performing a predetermined processing to the information under the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090195352 - System and method for home automation and security: A home automation and security system is provided in which a home automation and security controller in a customer premises is coupled with a remotely located central control facility using a continuous connectivity access line providing a data channel separate from a voice channel. The controller at the customer premises... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Hfz Attn. Patent Docketing

20090195353 - Control device and controlled device: A control device being a control device communicating with a controlled device to control the controlled device includes: a first memory to store first authentication information for authenticating the controlled device; a second memory to store second authentication information for making the controlled device authenticate itself; a determination unit to... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090195354 - Authenticating a signal based on an unknown component thereof: Authentication of a signal, signalA, that is provided as having been received from a source at a first global location by comparing it to a signal that is received from the source at a second global location, signalB, where signalB contains an unknown signal that is unique to the source,... Agent: Henry Brendzel

20090195355 - Methods and apparatus for place shifting content to a vehicle entertainment system: Apparatus, systems and methods are provided for transferring content from a home entertainment system to a vehicle entertainment system through a wireless connection. A user requests to experience content, through a vehicle entertainment system that is stored or otherwise made available through a content source that is located remotely with... Agent: Echostar Technologies, L.L.C. Legal Department

20090195357 - Active transmission architecture without battery and application: An active transmission architecture without battery and the application are proposed, which make use of an analog front-end circuit to convert a received carrier into a dc signal for providing power for the active transmission architecture without battery, and therefore actively produces a replying signal with the same or different... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090195361 - Array antenna system and algorithm applicable to rfid readers: Embodiments of the invention pertain to Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) method and system using an antenna array, an array controller, and control algorithms. Embodiments of the invention can induce strong radio-frequency (RF) excitation, for a given level of radiated RF power, at any point within an arbitrary inhomogeneous medium. For... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20090195356 - Power estimation of an active rfid device: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for power estimating of an active RFID device. A method includes, in a radio frequency identification (RFID) interrogator, interrogating a RFID device, receiving an identification code, times and temperature data from the RFID device in response to the interrogation, and estimating a remaining... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv3)

20090195360 - Rfid system and communication method performed by the same: Provided is an RFID system and method for maintaining a constant strength of a signal transmitted from an RFID tag to an RFID reader, regardless of a distance between the reader and tag. The RFID signal strength measuring reader measures a signal strength received from the RFID tag, creates control... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20090195358 - Rfid system with a mobile rfid reader: An RFID system includes a pair of guide tracks located on opposite boundaries of at least one zone. A channel is movably attached to the guide tracks and is configured to move along the guide tracks through the at least one zone. A mobile RFID reader is movably attached to... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090195359 - Semiconductor device: An object is to increase the reliability of a semiconductor device which is capable of wireless communication. The semiconductor device includes a plurality of functional circuits as redundant circuits, and each of the plurality of functional circuits includes an antenna and a semiconductor integrated circuit. The plurality of functional circuits... Agent: Eric Robinson

20090195362 - Rfid system and method to monitor a set of objects: The present disclosure relates generally to RFID systems and methods. In particular the present disclosure relates to an RFID system and method for insuring the proximity of the members of a set of designated objects.... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

20090195363 - Rfid systems and methods for automatically detecting and/or directing the physical configuration of a complex system: A radio-frequency identification (RFID)-based configuration detection system for automatically detecting, directing, and/or configuring the physical configuration of a complex system constituted by a set of one or more types of mateable components. The RFID configuration detection system utilizes a set of mateable RFID tags arranged so that each mateable component... Agent: Corning Incorporated

20090195365 - Apparatus and method for ranging of a wireless transceiver with a switching antenna: A sensor includes a transceiver configured to receive a wireless signal from an interrogator and to reflect the wireless signal back. The sensor also includes an antenna-switching modulator configured to modulate a radar cross-section of the sensor by repeatedly switching an antenna between, for example, a short-circuit position and an... Agent: Kris T. Fredrick Honeywell International Inc.

20090195364 - Rfid linking device-based switchable sensor, component with switchable sensor, and system for detecting component unseated: A RFID linking device-based switchable sensor can be used to detect an unseated condition of one component with another component. The switchable sensor includes a RFID linking device, such as a RFID tag, with an electrical circuitry mountable on the one component and a switchable device incorporated with two portions... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20090195366 - High performance rfid transponder with fast downlink: A RFID transponder having a high quality factor antenna (LR), and a resonance capacitor (CR) coupled to the high quality factor antenna (LR) for providing a resonant circuit (LR, CR), wherein the RFID transponder is adapted to vary the quality factor of the resonant circuit (LR, CR) such that the... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090195367 - Audible signaling device: The invention is an improved audible signaling device with a speaker, a sound chamber, and associated circuitry. The device creates a loud, audible fundamental frequency, and harmonic frequencies that are relatively equal in amplitude to the amplitude of the fundamental frequency.... Agent: Niro, Scavone, Haller & Niro

20090195368 - Diagnostic system and method for detecting tampering of vehicle software or calibrations: A tamper detection system for a control module of a vehicle comprises first nonvolatile memory that stores N rewriteable components including at least one of calibration and software that is used to operate a controlled device of the vehicle, wherein N is an integer greater than zero. The N rewriteable... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090195369 - Method and system for tracking a vehicle: A system for tracking a fleeing vehicle, using optional remote sensing to identify a payload contained in the vehicle or asset, and an optional device disabling the fleeing vehicle via disrupting the vehicle's onboard computer or electrical system. The system includes a tracking device or carrier containing tracking components, sensing... Agent: Williams Mullen

20090195370 - System and method of controlling vehicle functions: A method of controlling vehicle functions is provided that includes receiving at a service provider, security data from a vehicle function system. The security data is related to a security code required to activate one or more functions controlled by the vehicle function system. The method also includes receiving a... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Toler Attn: Patent Docketing

20090195371 - Method and apparatus for object tracking prior to imminent collision detection: A method and apparatus for performing collision detection is described. An object is detected within a first operational range of an object tracker. A classification of the object is determined using the object tracker. The object tracker tracks the object. The object is detected within a second operational range of... Agent: Patent Docket Administrator Lowenstein Sandler P.C.

20090195372 - Apparatus for extracting operating object and apparatus for projecting operating hand: An operating object extraction apparatus uses a camera, a light, a memory, an operation panel, a hand detector, a capture controller, and an image controller for displaying an operating object such as an operating finger of an operator's hand, when the operating object extraction apparatus is used in combination with... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20090195373 - Initiator system and method for a tire pressure monitoring system: An initiator system and method is provided for a tire pressure monitoring system. The initiator system includes a service station through which the vehicle passes. While situated within the service station, an initiation signal is generated prompting data transmission from wheel unit based tire pressure monitoring device to a receiver.... Agent: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Intellectual Property Department 823

20090195374 - Oil level detecting device: To determine a failure of a float switch for detecting whether or not the oil level is less than or equal to a predetermined oil level. A predetermined oil level OLth is set between a normal oil level and a minimum oil level in view of the fact that when... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090195375 - Control system and method for a vehicle transmission: A control system for a vehicle transmission implements a method of controlling the transmission. The system includes a device for selecting the desired operating mode of the transmission, such as a gear shift lever, and a transmission sensor for sensing the actual operating mode of the transmission. A display is... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC

20090195376 - System and method for controlling a safety restraint status based on driver status: A system and method for notifying primary and second drivers about a status of a safety restraint in a vehicle is provided. A primary and secondary keys are adapted to be associated to the primary and secondary drivers. A key ignition device is positioned on each of the primary key... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl

20090195377 - Driving module with bidirectional lenses and screen for displaying images: A driving module with bidirectional lenses and screen for displaying images includes a body, an image capturing unit and an image displaying unit, wherein the image capturing unit is disposed in the body and has a first lens and a second lens disposed and exposed on the body, wherein the... Agent: J C Patents, Inc.

20090195378 - Solar powered third brake light: An apparatus is disclosed where a third brake light assembly contains solar cell panel and battery where the solar cell panel charges the battery, driving light and brake light wherein the driving light draws electricity from the battery, a radio frequency receiver that activates the driving light; a radio frequency... Agent: Agnew International Patent & Trademark Law Firm

20090195379 - Environmental monitoring device: The disclosure is directed to a sensor device including processing circuitry, at least one sensor coupled to the processing circuitry, a serial data interface coupled to the processing circuitry and memory responsive to the processing circuitry. The memory includes a static unique identification number. The serial data interface provides access... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP A2000

20090195381 - Communication device alert apparatus: In accordance with embodiments presented herein, an apparatus is provided that is suitable for producing an audible alert sound that is activated by a device sound produced by a communication device.... Agent: Silicon Forest Patent Group Paul J. Fordenbacher

20090195380 - System and method for providing visual and physiological cues in a matching system: A system and method for displaying a match alert. First and second user monitors are configured to communicate with an interrogator to establish the presence of the user monitors in a defined space. An information server is configured to determine whether profiles of the first and the second user profiles... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20090195382 - Video sensor and alarm system and method with object and event classification: A method and system detects an intrusion into a protected area. Image data is captured and processed to create a reduced image dataset having a lower dimensionality than the captured image data. The reduced image dataset is transmitted to a centralized alarm processing device where the reduced image dataset is... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.

20090195383 - Door alarm system: A door alarm system comprises a door having a doorframe, a door body and a door alarm device mounted in the doorframe or door body. The door alarm device comprises a housing, a cover mounted on the housing and having a rear surface, a push button hole and four guideposts... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090195384 - System and method for inventory management: A method includes scanning an asset label on an asset, using a scanner, to determine an asset identifier. The method also includes determining a current location of the scanner. The method also includes storing an asset location record including the current location of the scanner. The current location of the... Agent: Anthony Miologos Honeywell International Inc.

20090195386 - Electronic article surveillance marker: A fabrication process produces markers for a magnetomechanical electronic article surveillance system. The marker includes a magnetomechanical element comprising one or more resonator strips of magnetostrictive amorphous metal alloy; a housing having a cavity sized and shaped to accommodate the resonator strips for free mechanical vibration therewithin; and a non-deactivatable... Agent: Ernest D. Buff Ernest D. Buff And Associates, LLC.

20090195388 - Flow line recognition system: A flow line recognition system comprises a first information recording unit which records a position of a mobile object in a monitoring area together with a time, a second information recording unit which records a position of the mobile object in a specified area together with a time, and a... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090195385 - Proactive hand hygiene monitoring system: A system consists of remote identification tag (in the form of wristband) for personnel who must undergo hand hygiene frequently during a day's work, programmed soap and rinse-free disinfectant dispensers, entry-exit sensors for controlled access areas and data transfer stations is used to monitor and record every handwashing procedure along... Agent: Ching Ching Huang

20090195387 - Semiconductor device: A semiconductor device with improved reliability, in which increase in power consumption can be reduced. The semiconductor device includes an antenna for transmitting and receiving a wireless signal to/from a communication device and at least first and second functional circuits electrically connected to the antenna. The first functional circuit includes... Agent: Eric Robinson

20090195389 - Networked tags for tracking files and documents: A system for tracking files and documents includes: a plurality of programmable networked tags operable at a low radio frequency not exceeding one megahertz; a plurality of files with the programmable networked tag affixed to each file; a container for the plurality of files; a base station configured for transmission... Agent: Michael J. Buchenhorner

20090195391 - Magnetic marker and device for producing the same: Provided is a magnetic marker which surely gives warning from a vibration receiving side, by surely generating vibration. A magnetic marker has a bent vibration plate and a flat vibration plate to be magnetostrictively vibrated in the main body of a case. On the main surface of an open section... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090195390 - Security tag and method of manufacturing the same: A security tag including a carrier film, a transparent glue, and one or more micro-sheets is provided. Each micro-sheet is provided with a specific engraved pattern with dimensions in the micron range. The transparent glue and the micro-sheets are mixed together in advance and then dropped on the surface of... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090195392 - Laugh detector and system and method for tracking an emotional response to a media presentation: Information in the form of emotional responses to a media presentation may be passively collected, for example by a microphone and/or a camera. This information may be tied to metadata at a time reference level in the media presentation and used to examine the content of the media presentation to... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20090195393 - Pet door mat system with proximity indicator: Systems and apparatuses for providing a pet pressure mat and proximity indicator to provide a notification to a pet owner when a pet is near a door are disclosed. The proximity indicator, in response to a signal from the mat, provides an indication of the pet being positioned on the... Agent: Schubert Osterrieder & Nickelson PLLC

20090195394 - Consumer abuse detection system and method: A technique is provided for detecting whether consumer abuse has occurred in an electronic device. In accordance with this technique, a system is provided for detecting the occurrence of a consumer abuse event and storing a record thereof. In one embodiment, the system provides one or more sensors coupled to... Agent: Robert A. Manware Fletcher Yoder P.C.

20090195395 - Supply and control device of a light source: A device for supplying and controlling a light source in a half-dipped signaling lamp includes at least one light source (3), housed in a base support, and a cap (4), removably fastened to the support base. At least one window seat (5a, 5b) is made in the cap and an... Agent: William J. Sapone Coleman Sudol Sapone P.C.

20090195396 - Multivariate environmental sensing system with intelligent storage and redundant transmission pathways: A multivariate environmental sensing system with redundant transmission pathways with a network of nodes detecting environmental conditions and processing a transmissible signal. Nodes use predetermined criteria to make periodic detections, maintaining a low power state between detections. Power is conserved by deciding whether detections are transmitted immediately, or may be... Agent: Gallagher & Dawsey Co., L.p.a.

20090195397 - Fluid detection and containment apparatus: Disclosed are portable, easy-to-install apparatuses for detecting and containing fluid leaked or otherwise discharged from a fluid-filled device and for facilitating testing and maintenance of the apparatus and fluid-filled devices. In one aspect of the disclosed invention, upon sensing a fluid discharge, the apparatus activates audible and/or visual alarms and... Agent: Flaster/greenberg P.C. 8 Penn Center

20090195398 - Switch opening/closing detection apparatus: To detect opening/closing of a neutral detection hydraulic switch by a detection apparatus and detect breakage of a wiring line connected between the detection apparatus and the switch. Since a second contact and an ECU are connected to each other by two wiring lines, even if one of the wiring... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090195399 - Autolocation of gray goods: A device is allowed to be used only in a specified country. The device has an automatic location detection part, and automatically determines its location, and whether that location is authorized. If unauthorized, or if no location detection signal is detected for too long a time, the device is deactivated.... Agent: Scott C Harris

20090195400 - Zipper warning alarm system: A zipper warning alarm system is described, wherein an operator is warned when a predetermined link of a zipper is not closed. Sensors may be placed in links of the zipper and can communicate to the alarm system whether the predetermined link is in contact with the opposing link in... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20090195401 - Apparatus and method for surveillance system using sensor arrays: Embodiments of the invention may include a sensor system and a method used to track the behaviors of targets in an area under surveillance. The invention may include a sensor array located in the area that is capable of sending messages to a user when behavior of a tracked target... Agent: Brandon N. Sklar. Esq. (patent Prosecution) Kaye Scholer, LLP

20090195402 - Unique identification of devices using color detection: Methods and apparatus for uniquely identifying wireless devices in close physical proximity are described. When two wireless devices are brought into close proximity, one of the devices displays an optical indicator, such as a light pattern. This device then sends messages to other devices which are within wireless range to... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090195403 - Optical warning device: An optical warning device comprising a light source located within a housing having a wall, a top and a base, the base supporting the light source positioned in front of a reflector to transmit light through a light transmitting surface forming part of the wall of the housing, the top... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC

20090195404 - Control lockout for an electronic apparatus: An electronic system including a user interface for transmitting an operational parameter control signal in response to manual manipulation of the user interface. A processor is coupled to the user interface and adjusts an operational parameter of the electronic system in response to receiving the operational parameter control signal. An... Agent: Panasonic Automotive System Company Of America

20090195405 - 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

20090195406 - 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

20090195407 - Remote controlling apparatus, reception apparatus, and remote control method: A remote control apparatus is disclosed, which radio transmits a control command from a remote controller to a reception apparatus connected to an electronic device which is an apparatus under control. The reception apparatus stores a first identification information which represents a destination remote controller. When the remote controller issues... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090195408 - Methods and apparatus for high-speed telemetry while drilling: A seismic and/or acoustic while drilling configuration includes a high speed telemetry arrangement; at least one seismic and/or acoustic energy sensor in communication with the high speed telemetry arrangement; at least one seismic and/or acoustic energy source capable of producing at least one seismic and/or acoustic energy signal receivable by... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090195409 - Wireless remote 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

20090195410 - Image processing device and vehicle detection device provided with the same: A virtual vehicle which approaches to a monitor-side vehicle and a virtual background are defined in a camera image, and a region in which a virtual vehicle moves fast with respect to a virtual background is defined as a first region F1, and a region in which a virtual vehicle... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090195411 - Speed limit informing device installed in on-board navigation system: A device for informing to a driver a speed limit set for an own lane included in a multi-lane road is installed in a navigation system mounted on an automotive vehicle. The device includes a road surface camera for taking pictures of the speed limit painted on a road surface... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20090195412 - Road cone: A road cone includes: a hollow truncated conical body having a top open end defining a top opening; a power supplying unit mounted detachably in the truncated conical body and accessible through the top opening; a cap mounted on the top open end of the truncated conical body and covering... Agent: Kutak Rock, LLP

20090195413 - Landing assistance device and method for aircraft: A landing assistance device and method for an aircraft. According to the invention, based on the landing procedure rules attached to the runway (2), a lower threshold and an upper threshold of total energy acceptable for the aircraft (1) are determined and the current total energy of the latter is... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.

20090195414 - Night vision device: A night vision device for a vehicle is provided, in which a travel path that is set or is to be set is inserted in an image recorded by a camera, the travel path being determined from an evaluation of a location-finding or travel direction sensor.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

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