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Communications: electrical September class, title,number 09/09

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09/24/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20090237201 - Image processing apparatus, setting information acquiring method, and setting information acquiring program: To provide a technique for allowing a user to acquire information peculiar to the user stored in a storage area, for which log-in processing and authentication processing are necessary, through simple authentication processing using a card without performing operation for inputting a user ID and a password. An image processing... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090237203 - Identification with rfid asset locator for entry authorization: A system for controlling access at secure facilities to locations and assets contained in those locations, comprising a biometric identification device, an RFID tag and receiver, and a database for processing information from them to allow or deny access to the locations and assets. The system ties into an existing... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090237204 - Secure keyless entry system: A secure keyless entry system integrates into an existing motorized garage door opening system to replace the one button transmitters typically placed in a vehicle. The one button transmitters are replaced with remote modules having alpha numeric key pads. The remote modules accept a string of input and compare the... Agent: Steven A. Nielsen Allman & Nielsen, P.C.

20090237205 - Method and system for securing a vehicle against theft: Method and system for securing a vehicle against theft where at least one essential operational element of the vehicle can be switched between three operating states, and the essential operational elements are switched into a substantially unrestricted operation-ready operating state A by an external usage authorization device independent of the... Agent: Notaro & Michalos P.C.

20090237202 - Operator system utilizing a position detector to initiate a closing sequence: Mobile transmitter configured to control any compatible barrier operator so as to move an access barrier to a closed position based on the change in angular and/or linear position of a carrying device. The mobile transmitter includes a position sensor and an activity sensor to monitor the change in position... Agent: Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber

20090237206 - Stand alone blue tooth enabled car door unlocker module: An unlocking device for automobiles that is able to be mounted on the interior of an automobile's rear window to facilitate reentry inside the automobile once a driver is locked out. The unlocking device is rectangular in shape and is mounted on the glass with suction cups. It is a... Agent: Albert Anderson

20090237207 - Secure web accessed box: A web accessed security box includes a web server that can communicate with a web browser to control access and account for asset events that occur when the box is used. A personal identifier must be satisfied to open a drawer of the box. A latching system uses both an... Agent: Key Systems, Inc. C/o Brown & Michaels, PC

20090237208 - Imaging device and authentication device using the same: An image pick-up device comprises a first image pick-up unit for taking an image of a left eye of a subject, a second image pick-up unit for taking an image of a right eye of the subject, a first lighting unit for illuminating the left eye of the subject, a... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090237209 - Communicating keychain: One embodiment of communication between a device that holds one or more keys and a cellular device like but not limited to a cellphone or personal digital assistant. The communication can include a method of locating one device with the other, controlling one device with the other by remote, displaying... Agent: Brian Seal

20090237215 - Application of radio frequency identification: A method for making a container including a radio frequency identification label is provide. In an embodiment the method includes placing a radio frequency identification (RFID) label into a mold; positioning the RFID label so that an outer portion of the label is substantially flush with the mold surface; and... Agent: Dykema Gossett PLLC

20090237213 - Communication system with antenna box amplifier: A communication system for communicating with an implanted wireless sensor is provided. A transmit antenna element can propagate an energizing signal onto a communication medium and a receive antenna element can recover a responsive implanted sensor response signal. The antenna box includes a power amplifier for amplifying the energizing signal... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP

20090237212 - Electronic tag and system with conditional response corresponding to at least one plant attribute: A system for tracking plants includes electronic tags configured to conditionally respond to interrogation, the condition response corresponding to data stored in the tag and/or one or more environmental parameters corresponding to one or more plants.... Agent: Graybeal Jackson Haley LLP C/o Searete

20090237216 - Lprf device wake up using wireless tag: A wireless transceiver includes: (a) a low power radio frequency (LPRF) communications component capable of powering down to conserve energy and capable of powering up in response to an electronic signal, the LPRF communications component including a transmitter and a first receiver; and (b) a second receiver that is configured... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC

20090237214 - Propinquity detection by portable devices: A point of sale (POS) terminal including a contactless transaction/identification card reader and a propinquity verifier, coupled to the contactless card reader and verifying at least predetermined propinquity of the POS terminal to a propinquity indication element.... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20090237210 - Proximity location system and method thereof for locating a communications device: A proximity location system and method thereof for locating a communications device. A radio-frequency identification (RFID) proximity location tag is arranged in a proximity of the communications device and detected thereby. A proximity location key included in the RFID proximity location tag is acquired by the communications device and forwarded... Agent: Michelle A. Zarinelli C/o West Corporation

20090237211 - Security and identification tags: An identification tag, such as an EAS tag or an RFID tag, comprising a loop antenna having a substantially triangular shape and an electronic component connected to and positioned within the loop antenna, the antenna and component comprising a flexible metal structure disposed on one face of a flexible substrate,... Agent: Kolisch Hartwell, P.C.

20090237217 - Packaging box, packaging material, tag id reading method, and tag id transmitting program: A packaging box includes a body which has a top surface, a base, and a side, first and second signal conductors, and an RFID tag. The first signal conductor is provided on a first region of the body. The second signal conductor is provided on a second region of the... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090237218 - Wireless communication device: Embodiments relate to a wireless communication device. The embodiment provides a wireless communication device comprising: a reception signal processor demodulating a received signal; a first signal state detector detecting a reception state of a first signal from the received signal; a second signal state detector detecting a reception state of... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20090237220 - Rfid tags with power rectifiers that have bias: A system and method for generating a rectified signal in a RFID tag. An alternating signal is received by the RFID tag, and a first phase of the alternating signal is coupled to a gate and to a first non-controlling terminal of a first switching transistor. The non-controlling terminal of... Agent: TurkIPLaw, LLC

20090237222 - Electronic data distribution system: An apparatus has a communications device associated therewith. In another aspect of the present invention, a pallet is made from thermoformed polymeric sheets with an attached communications device. A further aspect of the present invention provides a radio frequency identification device attached to an apparatus. In still another aspect of... Agent: Price & Adams, P.C.

20090237221 - Label programmer, system, and method of initializing rf-enabled labels: A label programming system configured to initialize a radiofrequency (RF)-enabled label for attachment to a data storage device includes a platform, an RF read/write assembly disposed on a first side of the platform, and an optical reader assembly in electrical communication with the RF read/write assembly. The optical reader assembly... Agent: Attention: Eric D. Levinson Imation Corp.

20090237223 - Rfid tag communication triggered by sensed energy: An RFID tag is equipped with an energy sensor for receiving an appropriate energy signal or registering an appropriate temperature/environmental level. The RFID tag only responds to a query from an RFID reader if the sensor receives the appropriate stimulation.... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20090237219 - Security apparatus, system and method of using same: Methodologies and mechanisms are provided that enable implementation of a system and methodologies for detachment of a security tag (e.g., an identification tag) from an article only upon the sale of the article, wherein the identification data indicating the personnel detaching the security tag is logged in connection with data... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20090237224 - I-companion: A system and method is provided to facilitate the owners of the restaurants in managing their restaurant business and facilitate customers of the restaurants in at least placing orders. The system comprises a local server, plurality of hand held devices and an internet based application. The local server is associated... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090237225 - Supply line structure for transmitting information between motor-vehicle components: A supply line structure for the energy supply of electrical components of a motor vehicle, and for transmitting information between at least a portion of the components. To reduce the interference susceptibility of the supply line structure in a Powerline Communications, and at the same time to continue to be... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090237226 - Alarm system and alarm method for vehicle: A collision probability index value corresponding to a probability of collision between a host vehicle and an obstacle is calculated based on the information indicating the relative relationship between the host vehicle and the obstacle; and the alarming braking operation is performed to cause a driver to recognize that a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090237227 - Cutterbar failure detection system and method: A system and method for detecting impending failure of a component of a disc cutterhead of a cutterbar of a plant cutting machine, the components will generate at least one indicator of an impending failure thereof, utilizing a plurality of sensors distributed among the cutterheads, each of the sensors being... Agent: Cnh America LLC

20090237228 - Tire inflation pressure detection system: Transceiver ID information associated with a subject vehicle is accurately registered even when another vehicle having transceivers is nearby. During ID registration, a degree of a variance among received strength data elements is obtained in relation to a plurality of transceivers each having ID information associated therewith. ID information associated... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090237230 - Lane change turn signal appropritate use reminder system: A vehicle safety system to improve lane change 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 for changing lanes. This is achieved using existing lane departure warning components and comparing each lane change... Agent: Richard Louis Ponziani

20090237229 - Method and system for preventing leaving a child in an unattended vehicle: A method is provided that includes determining whether a fastener of a child seat is fastened, determining whether a person is seated in a vehicle seat, and if it is determined that the fastener is fastened and the person is not seated in the vehicle seat: enabling a first notification... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090237231 - Turn signal indicator lamp apparatus for a motorcycle, and motorcycle including same: A wire is provided in a turn signal power cord drawn out from a turn signal indicator fixed to a front fork while achieving a good appearance. A turn signal indicator includes a lamp case housing a lamp, and a stay member coupled to the lamp case. The stay member... Agent: Carrier Blackman And Associates

20090237232 - Alarm solution for securing shopping checkout: Under the present invention, a single, overall alarm for an entire set of shopping items will be used for any and all discrepancies. The metric used for creating an alarm for the overall set of shopping items can be based on any one of the following candidate policies: if at... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090237233 - Methods and systems for alerting persons of obstacles or approaching hazards: Apparatus and methods for alerting persons of obstacles and/or approaching hazards are provided. Embodiments may include a warning system that includes a radio source configured to transmit a radio signal and a warning device. The warning device may include at least one vibration device, at least two receiver devices configured... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090237234 - Relative positioning system and method: A relative positioning system and method has an adjoining pair of spaced apart receivers positioned proximal to an object causing a signal interference with a radio frequency signal detectable by each receiver of the adjoining pair. The radio frequency signal is associated with an emitter. Control electronics operatively couple the... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090237235 - Relative positioning system method: A relative positioning system and method has an adjoining pair of spaced apart receivers positioned proximal to an object causing a signal interference with a radio frequency signal detectable by each receiver of the adjoining pair. The radio frequency signal is associated with an emitter. Control electronics operatively couple the... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090237237 - System and method for asset tracking and monitoring: A multi-mode asset tracking and monitoring system and method is provided that enables comprehensive reporting of asset position, status, and alerts. In one embodiment, the multi-mode system and method is based on the addition of a local network monitoring system to a wide area satellite network monitoring system. In this... Agent: Law Office Of Duane S. Kobayashi

20090237236 - Tooth located gps person tracking and location method and apparatus: An apparatus and method for remotely and monitoring the location of a person through a microchip mounted in a tooth of a person which communicates by a communication link to a Global Positioning System to obtain geographic location information relating to the physical location of a person, and by another... Agent: Young Basile

20090237238 - Child monitoring system: Disclosed is a child monitoring system. The child monitoring system includes a plurality of caregiver units and a child monitoring unit. The child monitoring unit is communicably coupled to the plurality of caregiver units and the plurality of caregiver units are configured to communicate amongst each other. The child monitoring... Agent: Jay M. Schloff Intellipex PLLC

20090237239 - Emergency equipment power sources: Energy harvesting devices provide power to devices of emergency equipment stations (e.g., fire extinguisher station, fire alarm pull station, defibrillator station, etc.) distributed throughout a facility to monitor one or more internal or external conditions (e.g., identifiable objects detected near the station, presence of an obstruction restricting access to the... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090237241 - Apparatus for scheduled low power autonomous data recording: A method and apparatus for powering a device, such as a data recorder or other device, according to an adjustable schedule. One example of the apparatus includes a programmable timer having an alarm output, a power regulator having an enable input coupled to the alarm output, a controller coupled to... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP

20090237240 - Determining quality monitoring alerts in unified communication systems: Performance of endpoints, client devices and servers within a communication system, is monitored by collecting call quality data from each endpoint. The collected metric data is retrieved periodically from a database, categorized based on endpoint location and metric type, and compared to predefined thresholds for different endpoint types, metric categories,... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20090237244 - Electronic device, printer and multi-functional device: An electronic device which obtains time from a real-time clock, the real-time clock keeping time with electric power supplied from a specific chargeable/dischargeable power supply, the real-time clock including: a discharge detecting unit which detects whether the power supply is discharging; a clock setup unit which sets a clock for... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090237245 - Method and apparatus to automate data collection during a mandatory inpsection: A system and method for verifying that an operator was sufficiently close to one or more items to be inspected during an inspection to actually inspect the components, and storing an indication to that effect in a memory accessible via a computer network. In addition to the indication, the memory... Agent: Law Offices Of Ronald M Anderson

20090237243 - Protective case having a light-activated sound chip positioned beneath a liner shaped to hold a readable card: A protective case incorporates a light-activated sound chip playback system that is largely hidden beneath a liner shaped to hold a readable card. The case includes a receptacle having an opening; a lid sized to fit over the opening; a semi-rigid liner shaped to generally fill the receptacle, the liner... Agent: Angus C. Fox, Iii

20090237242 - Remotely controllable route indicating devices: A flexible audio output device includes control circuits couplable to a communications system and an audio announcement system. The communications system can transmit function specifying parameters to the device. Various forms of directional audio, or verbal messages can be emitted in accordance with received parameters.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090237246 - Driveway alert system with car id: A security/notification or alert system and method including a specified secure area and an electronic identification device coupled to a trespassing or visiting entity. The electronic identification device transmits a particular identification when the trespassing/visiting entity enters the specified area. A sensor device detects entry of the trespassing/visiting entity into... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090237247 - Remote area monitoring system: A Remote Area Monitoring System (RAMS) for detecting movement in a disallowed direction through a passageway (P). The RAMS monitors two volumetric spaces that are established by the system, both of which spaces are defined with respect to depth, width, and height. Both a warning zone and an alarm zone... Agent: Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi

20090237249 - Detecting tampered with radio frequency identification tags: The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for tracking tampered with RFID tags. In some implementations, an RFID tag includes a tearable substrate including at least a portion of an RFID circuit. The portion of the RFID circuit is substantially destroyable in response to at least an... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090237248 - Identification system: The invention relates to a security element in the form of a flexible, multilayer film body and to an identification system comprising a security element of this type. The security element has a receiving unit (61) for receiving an electromagnetic verification signal (7) containing a specific coding from a verification... Agent: Carella, Byrne, Bain, Gilfillan, Cecchi, Stewart & Olstein

20090237252 - Radio communication system and radio communication apparatus: The radio communication system includes a radio communication apparatus having: a communication part which transmits a request signal requesting a response to a radio tag; and a radio tag which transmits a response signal in response to a reception of the request signal from the radio communication apparatus. The radio... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090237253 - Radio frequency identification asset management system and method: A radio frequency identification (RFID) tracking system to track and manage assets. Each asset to be tracked is tagged with an RFID tag, and tracked using RFID readers located throughout a facility. Based on the tracking information, the system allows users to manage assets and generate reports regarding the various... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090237254 - Rf controlled devices to increase compliance with handwashing protocols: A system for monitoring compliance with handwashing protocols by a plurality of workers, each worker carrying a wireless tag having a worker identifier, the monitoring being performed in a facility having a plurality of areas, the system comprising a plurality of wireless tag reader/transmitters each having an area identifier, at... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090237251 - Rf receiver and rfid/usn system having the same: A radio frequency receiver comprises a first signal coupler coupling and branching a radio frequency signal received from a tag or a reader. a voltage regulator receiving the coupled signal and outputting a voltage-regulated signal having a predetermined level, a signal converter mixing the radio frequency signal transmitted from the... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20090237250 - Using rfids to detect material dilution: A material is laced with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags at a known concentration of RFID tags per unit of material. Subsequently, if an interrogation of the RFID tags reveals a reduced concentration of RFID tags in the material, then a conclusion is drawn that the material has been diluted.... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090237255 - Apparatus for configuration of wireless operation: An integrated circuit (IC) includes a plurality of circuit modules, a millimeter wave (MMW) transceiver coupled to a configurable antenna structure, and a controller. The controller is operably coupled to: receive parameters for an inter-chip MMW communication link; interpret the parameters to determine a range of operational requirements; compare the... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison

20090237256 - System for locating an alzheimer's patient: A wireless system for locating a patient diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease by an individual responsible for them. The system includes a locatable device worn by such patient. The locatable device includes a first control circuit having transmitting and receiving capability connected to a GPS processor with at least one pre-selected... Agent: James Ray & Associates

20090237257 - Doze-off warning apparatus for vehicle: The present invention provides a doze-off warning apparatus for a vehicle, comprising: a sensor measuring a driver's eye-open time (to) and an eye-closure time (tc); a doze-off driving determination part determining degree of danger based on the measured eye-open time (to) and the eye-closure time (tc) and comparing the determined... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090237258 - Apparatus and method for wireless monitoring: A method of collecting data from (and sending instructions and data to) a reefer is provided, the method includes the steps of connecting a monitoring device on a reefer at an existing connection port for collecting (and delivering) data related to the reefer and wirelessly transmitting the data. A software... Agent: Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.

20090237260 - Smoke alarm system: A smoke alarm system having a base and a body. The base is mounted onto and electrically connected to an unswitched electrical box. The body contains conventional smoke alarm circuitry. The base contains a threaded female socket similar to a standard light bulb socket. The body contains a corresponding male... Agent: Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

20090237261 - Smoke detector: To enable an air velocity of sampling air to be precisely measured, a smoke detector (S) includes: a smoke detection part (22) connected to a sampling pipe (11); a fan (12) that sucks sampling air (SA) into the sampling pipe; and an air velocity sensor (15) that measures an air... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090237259 - Smoke detector and sampling air supplying method for smoke detector: In order to enable supply of a sampling air to a smoke detection portion at a stable flow velocity, the present invention provides a smoke detector including: a black box (21) including a smoke detection portion (25) having an inflow port and an outflow port; a sampling pipe (30) laid... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090237262 - Analyte testing method and system: Various systems and methods of operating an analyte measurement device is provided. The device has a display, user interface, processor, memory and user interface buttons. In one example, one of the methods can be achieved by measuring an analyte with the analyte measurement device; displaying a value representative of the... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090237263 - Distance correction for damage prevention system: A system and method for determining a distance of a utility asset from a moving equipment. The invention determines a first current location of the equipment; accesses stored coordinates for a plurality of utility assets; selects an area of interest including a portion of the plurality of utility assets; identifies... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090237264 - Control unit for patient support: This disclosure describes a control unit for a patient support, such as a mattress. One embodiment of the control unit includes a base portion and a display portion pivotably coupled to the base portion. The control unit may also include one or more communication ports for sending or receiving data... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg, LLP

20090237265 - Control device and communication control method: This invention eliminates unnecessary beacon transmission by a DBD and suppresses the power consumption of each device included in a wireless communication network. This invention provides a communication control method in a host which wirelessly communicates with a DBD via a wireless USB. The method includes the steps of transmitting... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente

20090237266 - System and method for prosthetic/orthotic device communication: A system and method for prosthetic/orthotic (PO) device and/or PO system communication. PO devices of the present invention preferably employ common communication modules that allow for wireless communication between PO devices and other devices, such as remote controls and data transfer devices. The present invention also provides for a methodology... Agent: Standley Law Group LLP

20090237267 - Downhole telemetry through multi-conductor wireline: A logging tool has three seismic sensors that generate seismic signals in response to microseismic events and can be a Triaxial Borehole Seismic system. The tool also has additional sensors, such as a wireline tension measuring circuit, a gamma ray sensor, an inclinometer, and a gyroscope. The tool deploys downhole... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri, L.L.P.

20090237268 - Information display system for vehicle: The present invention provides an information display system for a vehicle displaying a vehicle image overlapped with a panorama view image, and the information display system provides information around the vehicle, condition of the vehicle or information for a dangerous place to the driver with easy understand.... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090237269 - Surroundings monitoring device for vehicle: A real-image picking-up means picks up a real image of a blind area. A moving object detecting means recognizes a moving object from the real image and detects a moving state of the moving object. An imaginary-image specifying means specifies an indication manner of an imaginary image which is to... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC

20090237270 - Providing sponsorship information alongside traffic messages: A method and system for providing sponsorship information to a user of a traffic message receiver is disclosed. Sponsorship messages are sent to the traffic message receiver and include data to be stored in the memory of the receiver. The transmission of the sponsorship messages is performed as a background... Agent: Navteq North America, LLC

20090237271 - Device for prevention of speeding, and method thereof: A standalone vehicle speed detecting device that is portable and transportable, that creates the illusion of a police car when viewed by a vehicle driver, and that reacts to the detection of a speeding vehicle in a manner that simulates initial law enforcement vehicle engagement.... Agent: Kaplan Ward & Patel LLC

20090237273 - Aircraft tire pressure loop link: The aircraft tire pressure loop link is formed of first and second single metal loops connected by parallel spaced apart metal shafts, and provides for coupling a magnetic field between a wheel hub coil and a tire pressure sensor coil to provide electromagnetic communication between a control unit connect to... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20090237272 - Lightning strike detection: An aircraft includes a composite structure and a plurality of small lightweight pollable communication devices for providing lightning strike detection coverage of a region of the structure. Each device is rendered inoperative if at least proximate to lightning current.... Agent: Hugh P. Gortler

09/17/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20090231088 - Method for assigning control channels: The present invention provides a more efficient use of control signal capacity to control multiparameter automated luminaries by remapping channel assignments within a luminaire. The system taught allows parameter mappings to be group for programming convenience. It allows parameters to be skipped and allows flexibility in the resolution allowable for... Agent: Heinz Grether PC G2 Technology Law

20090231089 - Apparatus and method for remote monitoring and deactivation of an asset: An apparatus is disclosed for remotely and controllably deactivating or partly deactivating a first asset, which first asset may comprise an air dependent power source. The apparatus may comprise a regulator associated with the first asset. The regulator may comprise a valve having first and second positions and the first... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC

20090231090 - Switch apparatus: An exemplary switch apparatus includes a light signal emitting module and a light signal receiving module. The light signal emitting module includes a code storing unit, a light emitting diode (LED) unit, a driving unit and a power supply. The light signal receiving module includes a light signal converting unit... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090231092 - Facility equipment cooperation system, equipment control method, and agent apparatus: An apparatus communicating with a gateway apparatus on a control system network for facility equipment, via an information system network, includes a unit which stores not less than one piece of virtual point information defining a virtual point combined with not less than one piece of facility equipment, a user... Agent: Charles N.j. Ruggiero, Esq. Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, L.L.P.

20090231091 - Wall-mounted access/security control panel: In one aspect, the invention provides a wall-mounted access control panel that includes one or more access control boards, each of which provides at least an interface for monitoring and/or controlling access to one or more building entry points or zones via associated sensors and/or intrusion prevention devices, collectively, “security... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20090231095 - Latching mechanism: A method and apparatus are disclosed for retarding rotation of at least one wheel. The apparatus includes at least one braking member, a latch member secured to the braking member and movable between a first position and a second position and a latch actuating member arranged to determine the position... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20090231094 - Multiple vehicle remote keyless entry apparatus: An apparatus and method for remotely controlling multiple control functions from a single remote entry device has a plurality of unique device transmission codes stored in the memory of the remote entry device. Each code is selectable to enable a single remote entry device to remotely control functions in a... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20090231093 - Method and apparatus to facilitate controlling an overlock as pertains to a self-storage facility: Upon detecting a secondary influence of interest one automatically controls one or more overlooks for one or more of the self-storage units as comprise a part of a self-storage facility. The secondary influence can comprise, for example, a weather condition (such as a sleeting weather condition) that is capable of... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20090231096 - Processing biometric data in a multidimensional coordinate system: The invention concerns a biometric system provided with a set of reference biometric data (B′i) resulting from the application of a disjunction between a first set of biometric data (Bi) and a first encoded key (Ki), and from an information concerning the first key. A second set of biometric data... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20090231103 - Device for communicating between a mobile element and a fixed element: the receiver of the reader (L) including at least one second antenna and signal comparison elements able to compare the signal received by the first antenna of the receiver with the signal received by the second antenna so as to determine the moment at which the reader (L) passes vertically... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090231101 - Electronic tag and method for using an electronic tag configured to track at least one plant: A system for tracking at least one plant includes an electronic tag including an interrogation interface and memory circuitry and a package for the electronic tag, the package being configured for physical association with at least one corresponding plant. The package may be configured for self-contained physical association with the... Agent: Graybeal Jackson Haley LLP C/o Searete

20090231102 - Electronic tag configured to sense a plant environment: A system for tracking at least one plant includes an electronic tag including an interrogation interface and memory circuitry and a package for the electronic tag, the package being configured for physical association with at least one corresponding plant.... Agent: Graybeal Jackson Haley LLP C/o Searete

20090231104 - Method and apparatus for identification of radio frequency tag: A radio frequency identification data tag, a system and a method for reading the tag are described. The tag comprises a plurality of diffractive elements which are indicative of data carried by the tag. The diffractive elements have such shape that the dimension of the diffractive elements along one axis... Agent: Houston Eliseeva

20090231099 - Method and apparatus for tracking plants with electronic tag: One or more plants may be associated with an electronic tag including a memory circuit and interrogation interface. The memory circuit in the electronic tag may include data corresponding to the one or more plants. According to an embodiment the data may include plant care information such as a record... Agent: Graybeal Jackson Haley LLP C/o Searete

20090231105 - Multistatic antenna configuration for radio frequencey identification (rfid) systems: Methods and apparatuses for configuring antennae of radio frequency identification reader systems. In one aspect of an embodiment, a radio frequency identification (RFID) reader system, includes: a receiver; a radio frequency (RF) source for signal transmission; and a switch matrix coupled with the receiver and the radio frequency sources to... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090231098 - Rfid insert with disable feature and container that includes such an insert: An RFID insert includes a housing of molded plastic construction and an RFID tag captured within the housing. A portion of the housing is permanently frangibly removable from the remainder of the housing to remove the RFID tag from within the housing and thereby disable RFID operation of the insert.... Agent: Reising Ethington P.C.

20090231100 - Structure for attaching rfid tag and method for detecting rfid tag: The present invention provides a structure for attaching an RFID tag in a disposition allowing an easy detection by an external RFID reader, the structure preventing the RFID tag from being broken for a normal specification, and a method for detecting an RFID tag. The structure for attaching an RFID... Agent: Juan Carlos A. Marquez C/o Stites & Harbison PLLC

20090231097 - Systems and methods for determining an operating state using rfid: Systems and methods for determining a binary status of a device are provided. A method for detecting an operating status of a device using a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag is provided. The method includes coupling a first portion of the RFID tag to a first portion of the device... Agent: John S. Beulick (12729) C/o Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090231106 - Tag apparatus,transceiver apparatus, and tag system: A tag apparatus (10) transmits its ID periodically over the wireless at the first frequency. When receiving the ID, a transceiver apparatus (20) notifies an upper hierarchy apparatus (H) of the reception of the ID. The transceiver apparatus (20) when receiving a command from the higher hierarchy apparatus (H), transmits... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20090231107 - Testing device: A control device that specifies an output level to a reader/writer configured to supply an electrical signal corresponding to a radio signal to a stripline cell for transmitting the radio signal to an RFID tag and that has unique output characteristics. The control device includes a response analyzing section that... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090231109 - Action using switched device that transmits data: A radio-frequency identification (RFID) device, or other type of device that transmits data in response to a broadcast of energy, may have a switch. The switch may allow an operator to signal whether the device will transmit data when energized. The switch could also allow an operator to select a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090231110 - Method and system for correlating external data to a plant with an electronic tag: One or more plants may be associated with an electronic tag including a memory circuit and interrogation interface. The memory circuit in the electronic tag may include data corresponding to the one or more plants. According to an embodiment the data may include at least one data coordinate corresponding to... Agent: Graybeal Jackson Haley LLP C/o Searete

20090231108 - Wireless tracking system and method with extreme temperature resistant tag: A wireless tracking system and method for real-time location tracking of an extreme-temperature sterilizable object is disclosed herein. The system and method utilize a tag attached to the extreme-temperature sterilizable object which includes a housing, a processor, a temperature sensor and a transceiver. If an internal temperature of the tag... Agent: Clause Eight Intellectual Property Services

20090231111 - Method and apparatus for entertainment comprising rfid tags: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus primarily for entertainment, which method or apparatus comprises an electronic control system, comprising at least one processor, which processor controls and stores at least some operational parameters during operation of the apparatus. The scope of the invention is to achieve... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department

20090231112 - Systems and methods for facilitating automation involving multiple devices: A system for facilitating automation involving multiple devices is disclosed. The devices may include a first device utilizing a first protocol and a second device utilizing a second protocol. The system may include a wrapper for translating between the first protocol and a first message, translating between the first protocol... Agent: Ipsg, P.C.

20090231113 - Products and processes for providing haptic feedback in resistive interface devices: Products and processes for providing haptic feedback in a user interface are disclosed. One exemplary embodiment of an apparatus comprises a first element comprising a first surface, a second element comprising a second surface, and an actuator configured vary a force between the first and second surfaces. In one embodiment,... Agent: Patent Department (51851) Kilpatrick Stockton LLP

20090231114 - Programmable tire pressure detector: A programmable tire pressure detector has a body, a programmable micro-controller, a sensor, a low-frequency receiver and a radio-frequency transceiver. The body is mounted inside a tire. The programmable micro-controller is mounted inside the body and has a programming interface protruding from the body. The sensor detects a tire pressure... Agent: Hershkovitz & Associates, LLC

20090231115 - Tire monitor device: A tire monitor device for a vehicle has a first antenna and a second antenna, a sensor unit attached to each of a front left tire, a front right tire, a back left tire, and a back right tire, and a determining unit. The tire monitor device is operable to... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20090231116 - In-vehicle display device: An in-vehicle display device includes (a) a display unit provided on a surface of an instrument panel of a vehicle, opposed to a windshield of the vehicle, and configured to indicate a plurality of information dots V in a row or in a rectangular array on the windshield such that... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090231117 - Synchronization in a multi-panel alarm system: An alarm or security system (10) employs sensors (12) interspersed throughout a building (B). Groups of the sensors are connected to respective control panels (P1-Pn) which are interconnected with each other for communications therebetween. Each control panel operates audio annunciators (20) for sounding an audio alarm when a sensor goes... Agent: Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi

20090231118 - Forwarding and fall back monitoring in an alarm system: A method of monitoring the status of an alarm or security system (10) installed at a facility (F). A sensor (S) responds to the occurrence of a predetermined condition by going into alarm and an indication thereof is communicated to a call center (CC) which forwards the information to a... Agent: Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi

20090231119 - Remote data collection in an alarm or security system: A method of remotely communicating with a control panel (CP) of an alarm system (A) so to access information about the system and its operation. A communication's connection is first established between the control panel and a remote location (R). The communications channel preferably uses the internet (I). Once a... Agent: Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi

20090231120 - Integrated apparatus for medical alarm system: An integrated apparatus for a medical alarm system includes modules and functions of both area alarm units and master alarm units. An input/output module is provided to specify functions of the area alarm units and master alarm units when the two functions are separately executed. In addition, functions of both... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services

20090231121 - Method and apparatus to facilitate receiving and processing status information as pertains to a self-storage facility: A central facility automatically receives status information regarding at least three different kinds of system elements and processes that status information to provide a corresponding status report. These teachings will readily accommodate a wide variety of system elements including, but not limited to, area lights, security cameras, overlooks, movable barrier... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20090231122 - Mobile security monitoring method and system and an alarm security node in the system: A mobile security monitoring method and system and an alarm security node in the system for intelligent security system, where said intelligent security system is activated by a breach in a security zone. This breach will start a video monitoring/recording sequence that is sent out via the broadband to an... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090231123 - System for monitoring a plurality of sensors: A monitoring system for detecting faults in an apparatus, such as a ski lift, employs a communication network onto which a sensor bus controller periodically transmits a safety message and receives a echo of each safety message. Different sensors are coupled to sensor adapter modules that in turn are connected... Agent: John A. Kastelic Eaton Corporation, Eaton Center

20090231124 - Method for automatic association devices to a patient and concurrent creation of a patient record: A wireless patient point-of-care network (20) includes a plurality of medical devices (22, 24, 26) each with a wireless communication interface (46). Each medical device is configured to provide at least one medical service to a patient. A patient identification device (28) is associated with the patient. The patient identification... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090231125 - Mobile monitoring: A wireless network for monitoring a patient (10) comprises at least one wearable monitor (12, 70) including a physiological condition sensor (34, 74) coupled to the patient (10) to sense and communicate data related to one physiological function of the patient (10). A first body communication unit (16, 78) interfaces... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090231126 - System and method for rfid asset monitor: A system for an asset monitor includes a reader, a tag, and a router. The router actively transmits a location identification to the tag in a coverage area by using a radio frequency (RF). The tag is mounted on an article (or a user). The tag directly sends a signal... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services

20090231127 - Tracking a status of a catalyst-driven process using rfids: A method of tracking a status of a catalytic process in a mixture incorporates the use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags that have corrosive-sensitive coatings. The coatings are removable, by a corrosive in the mixture, at a rate that tracks with the rate at which a catalytic-driven process progresses.... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090231131 - Control method for a printer and a printer: Sounding a buzzer a plurality of times can be controlled with few commands, the processor load is reduced when sounding the buzzer, and the buzzer can be sounded at the desired timing. A printer 1 having a buzzer 40 receives print data containing four types of data, a print configuration... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090231128 - Method and apparatus for alert management: An alert management apparatus (100) comprises a presentation item data store (107) providing first description data associated with a plurality of presentation items, such as audio clips. The alert management apparatus (100) further comprises an alert data store (103) storing second description data associated with an alert, such as an... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20090231130 - Operation abnormality detector of electronic modules: An operation abnormality detector of electronic modules detects an abnormality in an associated device, such as the presence of a foreign body nearby the device. The detector can be used, for example, in the mouthpiece of a card reader of a self-serving banking machine. Upon detecting an abnormality, operation of... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090231129 - Wireless janitorial supply/emergency monitoring system: A monitoring system and method of monitoring a predetermined maintenance event including one or more sensors for transmitting an alert signal of the predetermined maintenance event to a transceiver device and messaging device which may be included in a control panel. The transceiver device receives the alert signal transmission from... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090231132 - Remotely actuated refrigerator lock with thermal spoilage protection: A remotely actuable refrigerator door lock has a body portion attached to the cabinet and a door portion attached to an edge of the door. A latch in the body portion engages a strike plate in the door portion and can be remotely lifted to open the refrigerator. The door... Agent: Bernhard P. Molldrem, Jr.

20090231133 - Anti-intrusion system for protecting electronic components: The subject of the invention is an anti-intrusion system for protecting electronic components (3) including a substrate (2) on which the electronic components are placed. A conducting enclosure (1) encapsulates the electronic components on the surface of the substrate (2). The system also includes a warning device. The system includes... Agent: Lowe Hauptman & Berner, LLP

20090231134 - Method and system for certifying operators of x-ray inspection systems: A method and system for using Threat Imaging Projection (TIP) technology, and the operator testing data that it generates, in order to certify x-ray inspection system operators and thereby assure an acceptable and uniform level of operator performance. In a preferred configuration, the operator views x-ray images of objects on... Agent: Patentmetrix

20090231137 - Biological sensing meter and data communicating method thereof: This present invention is a biological sensing meter and data communicating method thereof, applying an informative tag of the radio frequency identification technique to express the test item, the shelf expired date, the opening expired date, the sensing predetermined value, the number of test times as well as the test... Agent: Schmeiser Olsen & Watts

20090231135 - Enhanced item tracking using selective querying: Enhanced item tracking using selecting querying, in which a scan envelope of a mobile reader is defined, items expected within the defined scan envelope are determined, and a low-level query including a tuning parameter that selectively includes or excludes the determined items is generated. The approach also includes transmitting the... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.C.

20090231136 - Tags and tag-based systems and methods for locating and tracking objects: The accuracy and reliability of tracking and locating is increased by using a unique combination of at least two locating technologies. This may be done while reducing the costs for achieving a given level of accuracy and reliability, leveraging existing standard technologies, delivering room level location accuracy, providing choke point... Agent: Straub & Pokotylo

20090231138 - Rfid technology: A method of selectively waking up a plurality of RFID tags includes (a) providing a first RFID tag; (b) programming the first RFID tag to respond and wake up only to signals at a first sub-carrier frequency or with a first code; (c) providing a second RFID tag; and (d)... Agent: William J. Sapone Coleman Sudol Sapone P.C.

20090231139 - Label incorporating an rf anti-theft antenna and a uhf rfid transponder: The present invention associates on one and the same label a UHF antenna and an RFID integrated circuit with an EAS antenna operating in RF mode, thus avoiding the addition of a second label on a product to be protected and/or traced. An aspect of the invention consists in using... Agent: Breiner & Breiner, L.L.C.

20090231140 - Radio frequency identification antenna and apparatus for managing items using the same: Disclosed are a radio frequency identification (RFID) reader antenna using an RFID technique and an apparatus for managing items using the same, the antenna comprising: a feeding portion having one end connected to an RFID reader and another end connected to a ground; and a conductive radiating electrode disposed above... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090231141 - Rfid tag using monopole antenna: A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag using a monopole antenna is provided, in which an antenna structure is disposed on a metal plate, two ends of an RFID chip are electrically connected to the antenna structure, and the antenna structure and the RFID chip form a loop structure. The RFID... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20090231142 - System and method for determining rfid tag placement: In systems and methods for determining the placement of radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags, a tag reader communicates with one or more RFID tags at different locations of a target object. The tag reader determines which of the different locations is a preferable location for placing an RFID tag by detecting... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20090231143 - Device and method to controlling and data acquisition system via communication network: The present invention discusses controlling physiological information monitoring device or environmental monitoring device or location monitoring device mobile telephone or data network. In addition this system is capable of sending the information to the controller or the user by converting the information into multimedia massages (MMS) such as graphics voice... Agent: Ravindra Wijesiriwardana

20090231144 - Stealth detector metal detector: A portable metal detection system that includes a hand/wrist mounted metal detector with two search coils mounted on the palm side of the detector. The mounted metal detector includes a wireless transmitter and a small rechargeable fuel cell. The detection system also includes a separate housing that contains a wireless... Agent: Daniel N. Smith

20090231145 - Input apparatus, remote controller and operating device for vehicle: An input apparatus for a vehicle includes: an operation element operable by an occupant of the vehicle; a biological information acquisition element acquiring biological information of the occupant; an unawakened state detection element detecting an unawakened state of the occupant based on the biological information, wherein the unawakened state is... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090231146 - Scene monotonousness calculation device and method: A scene monotonousness calculation device has an image acquisition means for acquiring an exterior appearance image and also has a monotonousness calculation means for calculating the monotonousness of a scene corresponding to the exterior appearance image.... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090231147 - System to monitor a consumable part and method to monitor performance life and predict maintenance thereof: A method for determining a maintenance interval for a consumable part and/or for equipment containing a consumable part obtains a plurality of measurements of temperature of the consumable part, receives each of the measurements at a totalizing unit, correlates each of the measurements to one of a plurality of temperature... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20090231148 - Structure for displaying operation status of a power supply: The present invention provides a power source to transform external power to DC driving power and has an air fan and a fan driving circuit connecting to a detection element to detect operation temperature inside the power supply and output a temperature control signal. Through the temperature control signal, the... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090231149 - Use of rfids to measure flow-rates of materials flowing through piping: Material passing through a piping is laced with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags. As the RFID tags pass an RFID sensor, which is either adjacent to or within the piping, a flow-rate of the material is determined by counting the rate at which the RFID tags pass the RFID sensor.... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090231150 - Faulted circuit indicator with end-of-life display and discharge: A faulted circuit indicator (FCI) for providing an indication of a fault on a monitored conductor, determining whether the FCI is near the end of its useful life (or entered into an end-of-life mode) and altering an operation of the FCI if the useful life of the FCI has reached... Agent: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. Richard Edge

20090231151 - Method for monitoring the carrying capacity of steel-concrete structures: A method for monitoring and estimating the carrying capacity of a pre-stressed ferromagnetic metal armature element of a metal-concrete load-bearing structure is proposed, comprising the steps of: preliminary calibrating the element by passing electric current therethrough and measuring its electrical resistance with respect to the tension stress applied to the... Agent: Aleksandr Smushkovich

20090231152 - System for monitoring the energy efficiency of technology components: A system is described for monitoring the energy efficiency of a technology component. The system may include a memory, an interface, and a processor. The memory may store a baseline power consumption value for a plurality of operating states of a technology component. The interface may communicate with a device... Agent: Accenture Chicago 28164 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090231153 - Compact self-contained condition monitoring device: The present invention provides a new and unique method and apparatus for monitoring a device, such as a pump. The device may also include a fan, compressor, turbine or other rotating or reciprocating piece of machinery. In one embodiment, the method features sensing in a first device both a start-up... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20090231154 - Method and device for a key holder: An electronic device that would remind the user to place his keys on a fixed place to avoid the inconvenience of forgetting where placing and searching after those keys. The device consists of a receiver that would be placed in a fixed place and of a fitted transmitter that would... Agent: Uzi Ezra Havosha & Partners

20090231155 - Emergency/hazard warning system: An emergency/hazard warning system which provides a warning of a dangerous roadside condition to oncoming traffic by means of an elevated flare, reflector, emergency light, or other safety signal, but which also meets an essential safety need by utilizing a position-responsive switch or other means for energizing a battery powered... Agent: Banowsky &levine, P.c

20090231156 - Audible reminder device: An audible reminder device for providing an audible message to a user, particularly a user having impaired memory and reasoning capacity. The audible reminder device has a housing with two oppositely facing outer surfaces. On one outer surface, there is a playback button that is large and prominent with respect... Agent: Roger M. Rathbun

20090231157 - Meter adaptor: An adaptor can be provided for a meter of the type comprising a meter body and a detector. The meter body can be operative to process and display an analogue output signal generated by the detector indicative of a given input to the detector. The adaptor can comprise electrical connection... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20090231158 - Guided video feed selection in a vehicle-to-vehicle network: In V2V or other networks in which multiple video feeds are available to a participant, the participant's ability to select a particular video feed for display can be eased through the use of guided scanning. A guided scanning strategy is built based on operator inputs and used to select a... Agent: Ibm Corporation

20090231159 - Sequenced vehicular traffic guiding system: A system of signal emitting modules is disclosed. The modules emit light or other signals to warn oncoming traffic that a road or other pathway has changed or is traversing a tortuous pathway. The modules are interconnected in a sequence so that they flash on and off in a pattern... Agent: James R. Selevan

20090231160 - Rfid intelligent traffic signaling: A system and method for regulating the flow of traffic at a roadway intersection having one or more traffic signals by positioning a processor in the vicinity of the intersection to store cycle times of the traffic flow directions, mounting an RFID reader in the vicinity of each traffic signal... Agent: Louis Ventre, Jr

20090231161 - Real-time vehicle position determination using communications with variable latency: A system and method for predicting the location of a vehicle in an electronic toll collection system employing a wide area communication protocol. The vehicle includes a transponder that sends reports regarding the position of the vehicle and the time at which the position was determined. The system includes a... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC

20090231162 - Wireless engine monitoring system: A wireless engine monitoring system (WEMS) includes an engine monitoring module that is mounted directly on an aircraft engine and records, stores, encrypts and transmits full flight engine data. The system preferably interfaces to the Full Authority Digital Engine Controller/Engine Control Unit (FADEC/ECU) and can record hundreds of engine parameters... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist

20090231163 - Method and apparatus for displaying flight path information in rotocraft: A visual display system is provided, and includes a visual display element configured to display a visual display with three-dimensional, conformal background information at a first perspective; and a processor coupled to the visual display. The processor can be configured to evaluate flight path information and to adjust the visual... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090231164 - Missed approach procedure display system and method: A system and method of conveying missed approach procedures to a pilot are provided. The system and method include rendering a graphic representation of at least one leg of the missed approach procedure on a display. A determination is made as to whether the aircraft is at least substantially flying... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

09/10/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20090224866 - System and method for detecting display disconnection: A video processing device comprises a display interface coupleable to a display device and a display controller configured to transmit a video signal via an output node of the display interface. The video signal comprises an active segment comprising video information and an inactive segment comprising synchronization information. The video... Agent: Larson Newman Abel & Polansky, LLP

20090224867 - Context aware data processing in mobile computing device: A data processing apparatus comprising a sensor and a context engine module. The sensor is configured to generate a sensor output signal representative of a value for one or more context aspects of the data processing apparatus and a confidence factor associated with each of the values for the one... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20090224868 - Personal protective equipment and managing system thereof: A personal protective equipment and managing system thereof are disclosed for providing a user necessary protection in a hazardous environment, which is characterized in that the personal protective equipment can communicate with a reader for calculating a use time of the personal protective equipment in the hazardous environment. A wireless... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.

20090224869 - Vehicle monitoring system with power consumption management: A system, method and device for monitoring a vehicle is provided wherein a vehicle monitoring device regulates its power consumption of a host power source based upon determined states of operation of the vehicle. The power consumption management scheme of the monitoring device utilizes the following modes of operation to... Agent: Bruce J. Bowman Bowman & Davis P.A.

20090224870 - Acoustically-controlled access control installation and an access control device for such an installation: An access control installation adapted for controlling access from a first zone to a second zone, said installation comprising: at least one separating panel separating the first and second zones, said separating panel having at least one moving closure element (1) adapted for selectively opening or closing an opening; at... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20090224871 - Method for identifying operating authority of workers: A method for identifying operating authority of a worker comprising: electronically connecting an interrogator to a controller; providing a transponder in the possession of worker with data of operating authority stored in the transponder; the interrogator reading the data in the transponder and delivering the data to the controller. The... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090224873 - Tracking system: The object of the invention is a method for tracking objects in a tracking system. In the method at least two different objects (206, 310, 410, 510) are provided with a transmitter (204, 308, 408, 512), in each of which is individualized identifier data and the objects (206, 310, 410,... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090224874 - Apparatus, system, and method for providing authentication and activation functions to a computing device: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for authenticating and activating access to a computing device that captures fingerprint information from a user finger and compares the captured fingerprint information to stored fingerprint information to determine an authenticating correlation. The apparatus, system, and method also sense finger motion to detect... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie

20090224875 - System for preventing theft of articles from an enclosure: The security system prevents theft of articles from an enclosure having a lockable access opening. Using RFID technology, a transponder periodically scans the enclosed display area to interrogate RFID tags associated with each of the articles within the enclosure. Access to the enclosure is controlled by an electronically activated retrofit... Agent: Epstein Drangel Bazerman & James, LLP

20090224872 - Access control method, corresponding device and computer program product: A method is provided for controlling access by a series of users to a space and/or particular service. The method includes the following steps for each of the users: requesting access to the space and/or service by the user, issuing an access authorization or denial; opening of an access to... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20090224876 - Multiple transceiver synchronous communication system: A vehicle transceiver module is provided for use in a synchronous communication system including the vehicle transceiver module and one or more key fobs, each of the key fobs including a key fob transceiver for transmitting and receiving signals. The vehicle transceiver module includes transceiver circuitry, a controller, a storage... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)

20090224877 - System and method for radio controlled gate and gate status: The invention provides a system for remotely actuating barrier systems using an audio tone. A first two-way radio communication device can be used to send the audio tone to a second two-way radio communication connected to an interface circuit. The interface circuit can be operably connected to a gate controller... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20090224878 - Spread spectrum communication system and components thereof: Provided is a spread spectrum communication system in which the data rate can be varied through a relatively simple constitution. A slave station estimates the distance to a master station by using the I and Q signals generated by carrier demodulation, selects the code of a code length associated with... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C.

20090224879 - Vehicle door control system and method: In a vehicle door control system, a portable unit stores registration of an instruction of automatic door-opening to a vehicle unit, when predetermined registration processing is made on the portable unit. In response to a request signal from the vehicle unit, the portable unit transmits a response signal including an... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090224881 - Digital weather station: A digital weather station for displaying weather related information. The digital weather station includes an electronic connection unit configured to receive weather data relating to a number of weather parameters, a processing unit configured to process the weather data relating to the number of weather parameters to determine a number... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20090224880 - Apparatus and method for providing an emergency alert function with adjustable volume control: An apparatus (20) such as a television signal receiver provides an emergency alert function that enables users to better control the volume level of aural alert outputs. According to an exemplary embodiment, the apparatus (20) includes a tuner (22) operative to tune a channel including a signal indicating an emergency... Agent: Thomson Licensing LLC

20090224883 - Environmentally sensitive electronic device: An electronic device has at least one component that is coated with a material that is non-persistent if exposed to a specific environmental condition. If the coating is stripped off by the specific environmental condition, the previously coated component's function is altered, causing a functionality of the electronic device to... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090224884 - Methods and apparatuses to secure data transmission in rfid systems: Methods and apparatuses to secure data transmission in a radio frequency identification (RFID) system against eavesdropping, using multiple communication channels. In one embodiment, a method includes communicating key information and cipher text generated based on the key information, or plain text, using a plurality of different, distinct and separate communication... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing

20090224882 - Portable terminal: The portable terminal comprises: a lower case (2); an upper case (4); an electronic component mounting board (7) provided in the lower case (2) and having a first surface (5) and a second surface (6); an electronic component mounting board (14) provided in the upper case (4) and having a... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090224885 - Radio frequency identification reader data integration device and method thereof: A Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) reader data integration device and a method thereof are provided. The RFID data integration device records the communication protocols, the control instructions of the RFID readers manufactured by any factory and the interpretive program in the central control chip, so as to correctly read the... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090224886 - Rfid using an hybrid on-chip-off-chip transformer: A radio frequency identification (RFID) system includes an RFID reader and an RFID tag. The RFID reader is coupled to transmit first electromagnetic signal via an off-chip winding section of a hybrid on-chip-off-chip transformer. The RFID tag is coupled to receive the first electromagnetic signal via an on-chip winding section... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison

20090224887 - Adjustable circuit and rfid reader device: The present invention relates to an adjustable circuit for filtering a transmission channel of an RFID signal and for suppressing a carrier signal in the reception path between an input gate and an output gate, including at least one adjustable oscillator for generating an oscillator signal, at least one input... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090224888 - Method and system for optimized reading of a radio frequency communication transponder with the aid of a passive resonant circuit: The invention relates to a method of reading RF transponders disposed in one and the same magnetic interrogation field, in which a magnetic coupling of the transponders is ensured with a passive resonant circuit during reading. The method is distinguished in that the passive antenna of the resonant circuit is... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090224890 - Active rfid tag: An active RFID tag and a method using the same are disclosed, wherein the active RFID tag comprises: an RF signal detecting unit detecting a wake-up signal included in an RF signal; an RF transceiver transmitting a response signal corresponding to the RF signal; and a control unit controlling the... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey

20090224889 - System and method for universal identity verification of biological humans: A system and method to generate a Universal Identification Number (UIN) for every human being on the planet, and its RFID application to uniquely verify the identity, and apparatus for biosensor integrated device receiving GPS or cellular signals to determine location, and transmitting data through radio signals to identify, track,... Agent: Dr. Abhinav Aggarwal

20090224891 - Intelligent rfid information management system: A system and method are disclosed. In a particular embodiment, the system includes a repository configured to store information comprising classification components. The information is received from a plurality of locations where the information is captured from one or more radio frequency identification (RFID) tags at each of the plurality... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Toler Attn: Patent Docketing

20090224892 - Mobile rfid tag tracking system using cellular systems: A system is provided for tracking a RFID tag within or outside of a cellular network. Upon receiving a request to track the RFID tag, the cellular network instructs each mobile host within the cellular network to track the RFID tag. When the RFID tag enters a coverage area of... Agent: Withrow & Terranova, P.l.l.c.

20090224893 - Communication device, non-contact type ic card mounting same, and information apparatus: A communication device able to share one antenna and in addition able to sufficiently exhibit characteristics of a function as a reader, writer and a card function, a non-contact type IC card provided with that, and an information apparatus, wherein the device has a first transmission circuit 220 having first... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090224894 - Method and system for device configuring: A method for configuring a device includes: receiving and demodulating, by an RF processing module, an RF signal comprising configuration data, and storing the configuration data demodulated; reading, by the device to be configured, the configuration data stored in the RF processing module and processing according to the configuration data.... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd (for Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd)

20090224895 - Starter control and indicator system: A single-button ignition control and starting system for a vehicle. The system comprises an onboard computer, a start button, a light source, a clutch sensor, engine sensor and an identity sensor. The computer is connected to the ignition system and starter motor. The start button is connected to the computer... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.l.p

20090224896 - Method and system for intrusion detection: Provided is a system and method for detecting the presence of an intruder in a vehicle using sensors to measure the change in distance between a portion of the vehicle and the ground. Distance sensors may be placed in a plurality of locations along the vehicle, preferably under the hood... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle, Anderson & Citkowski, P.C.

20090224897 - Vehicle vision system: The present invention of vehicle vision system consists of a central processing unit installed inside the vehicle, a front video device, a reversing video device and an event data recorder. The front video device equipped at the vehicle front is provided for detecting the lane departure and the distance of... Agent: Tien-bou, Wan

20090224898 - Relocatable machine monitor: A vehicle is disclosed having a relocatable monitor. Methods of installing the monitor are also disclosed.... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP

20090224899 - System, data carriers, reader and method for determining the peripheral wheel speed and distance: A system comprises at least one contactless readable data carrier (1) which can be attached to a wheel (100) of a vehicle and a reader (10) which can be arranged on the vehicle to receive electromagnetic signals (ES) emitted by the data carrier (1). The reader (10) is designed to... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20090224903 - Tire air pressure monitoring system: A tire air pressure monitoring system has a plurality of sensor units and a receiver. The pressure sensor units are mounted near corresponding tires to measure tire air pressures and transmit transmission signals indicating the respective measured tire air pressures. The receiver has an antenna element, a variable capacitor and... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090224902 - Tire monitoring device and tire problem detecting device: A device to accurately identify the wheel position where each tire has a radio wave transmitter installed without special means or operation during application by using a simple and compact configuration. This TPMS has sensor modules 14A, 14B, 14C, 14D on the transmission side equipped by tires 12FL, 12FR, 12RL,... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090224901 - Tire pressure monitoring system with an intermediate bluetooth interface: A tire pressure monitoring system with an intermediate bluetooth interface has at least one character detector, an intermediate transceiver and a portable apparatus. The character detector is securely formed inside a tire of a vehicle, detects a tire pressure or an interior temperature inside the tire and sends out a... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090224900 - Wheel information acquiring system: Acquired wheel information such as temperature data and inflation pressure data is surely transmitted from a transmitter in a status where the transmitter is not located in a dead space, by controlling timing wherein the transmitter acquires the wheel information, a transmission time width and transmitting timing of the data... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090224904 - Vehicle occupant safety device: Disclosed is a safety device for ensuring safety of occupants in a vehicle. The safety device includes a temperature sensor and a strap. The temperature sensor is capable of sensing an interior temperature of the vehicle. The strap is attached to a seat belt of the vehicle. The strap is... Agent: Jay M. Schloff Intellipex PLLC

20090224905 - Alarm engineering aiding system: The present invention relates to an alarm engineering aiding system for aiding engineering of an alarm generated in a plant. There are provided an alarm generating scenario file in which types of pseudo alarms and generation timings are defined, a plant instrumentation information DB for storing instrumentation information of the... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090224906 - Method for configuring a node of an industrial wireless network: A method for joining a wireless node of a field device such as a sensor or actuator to a wireless network connected to an industrial monitoring or control system. A handheld wireless device is utilized including hardware and software for communicating with the wireless node of a field device. A... Agent: Venable LLP

20090224907 - Sanitation tracking and alerting system: The invention provides a sanitization tracking and alerting system and method that automatically monitors hand sanitization actions of workers within a facility and reminds them of violations of hand sanitization requirements. The sanitization system may comprise a communications network providing interaction between a central computer with a database and one... Agent: Doerner, Saunders, Daniel & Anderson, LLP

20090224908 - Battery-less emergency distress signal and position indication broadcasting methods and devices: A device for transmitting a distress signal is provided which includes: an impact surface; a power supply for generating electrical energy resulting from an impact force applied to the impact surface; and a transmitter powered by the power supply for transmitter the distress signal. The distress signal can be an... Agent: Thomas Spinelli

20090224909 - System and method for monitoring individuals using a beacon and intelligent remote tracking device: A system for monitoring an individual is described where the system includes a fixed beacon at a known location, the fixed beacon periodically emitting a signal indicating the identity of the beacon, a remote tracking device securely affixed to the individual, the remote tracking device including a short range transceiver,... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p

20090224911 - Signal inspection system for rotation control device and method thereof: A signal inspection system for a rotation control device and a method thereof are disclosed. The signal inspection system comprises a signal capturing device, a determining module, a signal transforming device, and a processing module. A first signal and a second signal outputted by the rotation control device are captured... Agent: Tolpin & Partners, PC

20090224910 - Terminal device, management server and communication management system: Plural terminal devices that are connected to each other via a network each include a work rhythm detection section, a communication control section and a communication determination section. The work rhythm detection section detects a work rhythm of a user based on a usage condition of the terminal device. The... Agent: Moss & Burke, PLLC

20090224912 - Portable instantaneous wireless event based photo identification and alerting security system: A portable instantaneous wireless event based photo identification and alerting security system ideally suited for mobile protection of property, spaces and people, and for protection in motor vehicles, residences, businesses and other commercial locations, either as a stand alone system or as an addition in whole or in part to... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20090224913 - Direction of travel motion sensor: A microwave direction of travel detector and method of detecting the direction of an intruder in a protected region. The microwave direction of travel detector transmits and receives, by a microwave transceiver a microwave signal directed toward a protected area. The microwave return signal is modulated by a moving target... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090224914 - Acceleration-based theft detection system for portable electronic devices: A theft prevention system for protecting portable electronic devices is disclosed. An acceleration sensor detects the acceleration of a portable electronic device, and a controller analyzes this acceleration to determine whether a theft condition is present. If so, an alarm can be initiated. The theft prevention system can include a... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP/apple Inc.

20090224920 - Depository monitoring system in semiconductor storage warehouse: A depository monitoring system for use in a semiconductor factory comprises a plurality of carriers, each holding at least one semiconductor object; a depository monitoring host for monitoring a depository of each carrier; and a plurality of RFID tags and a plurality of RFID readers. It is characterized in that... Agent: Sinorica, LLC

20090224918 - Detacher system and method having an rfid antenna for a combination eas and rfid tag: A detacher unit for disengaging a combination EAS/RFID tag from its article. The detaching unit detaches the spring clamp mechanism of a combination EAS/RFID tag when the tag is placed within a particular region within the detaching unit. A near field magnetic loop antenna is situated within the placement region... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.

20090224917 - Detection of toxic waste using rfids: Toxic waste is laced with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags. Subsequently, wherever the RFID tags are detected in an area, a conclusion is drawn that there is a presence, either past or present, of the toxic waste in the area.... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090224915 - Detection of unplanned waste stream diversion using rfids: Unplanned waste stream diversions are detected through the use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags. Input bulk material coming into the facility is laced with multiple RFID tags, which are suspended in a colloidal state in the input bulk material. Incoming RFID tags are counted, and then re-counted as they... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090224922 - Packing material, tag, certificate, paper money, and securities: A packing material, a tag, a certificate, paper money, and securities, each of which can be surely prevented from counterfeit or deception, are disclosed. According to the present invention, a plurality of wireless tags is used for an object such as a packing material, a tag, a certificate, paper money,... Agent: Eric Robinson

20090224919 - Qualitative/quantitative analysis of a material using rfids: Unpackaged bulk material is made up of components that have been laced with RFID tags. By interrogating the RFID tags, the different components are identified and quantified, thus providing a quick assay of the bulk material.... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090224923 - Radio frequency identification application system: A radio frequency identification (“RFID”) application system for use with an RFID system adapted to apply an RFID tag to a product and method of operating the same. In one embodiment, the RFID application system includes a printer applicator controller configured to manage an operation of a printer applicator of... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.

20090224921 - Safety scan: This invention describes a method for protection a person, child or adult who is not responsible for their actions consisting of attaching a triggering device to said person as they enter the establishment while the Guardian or mother, for example, is shopping. If the person decides to wander off. In... Agent: William J. Miller Miller Law Office

20090224916 - Tracking genetically modified organisms with rfids: A Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) is tracked using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags. A bulk load of GMOs, which is intended for consumption by livestock only, is laced with RFID tags at or near a time of harvest. If the RFID tags appear in a product that is intended for... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090224924 - System and method for positively reinforcing hand-hygeine compliance: A system and method for increasing customer safety by directly involving customers and reminding and rewarding workers of hand decontamination compliance issues within a facility to include a plurality of positive-reinforcement hand-hygiene stations; stations that provide a conveniently-located choice of hand-hygiene products such as soap or lotion; personnel identification tags... Agent: Venable, Campillo, Logan & Meaney, P.C.

20090224925 - System for automatic fall detection for elderly people: Apparatus for detection of human falls, comprises: an acceleration detector, for detecting vibration events, typically placed on a floor, a microphone, located in association with the acceleration detector for detection of corresponding sound events, and a classification unit to classify concurrent events from the microphone and the acceleration detector, thereby... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20090224926 - Monitoring apparatus: Monitoring apparatus (100, 200, 300) for registration and warning of overtemperature, particularly in connection with harmful heat development in electric installations, as for example outlets, switches and fuse equipment. The apparatus provides for timely warning of heat development, so that overheating and damage is avoided, whereby the operation of electric... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

20090224927 - Running water detection and alert device for plumbing fixtures: In one embodiment a water leak detector and alarm unit senses sounds in the vicinity of a plumbing fixture, such as a toilet or sink. The characteristics of these sounds are used to determine the presence of a water leak and discriminate between a leak and normal water usage sounds.... Agent: Jordan Harris Sudy

20090224928 - Level indicator and process for assembling a level indicator: The invention relates to a level indicator (100) for measuring the fill level of a container, with an electronic control and evaluation system (132, 232) and an interface (133, 233), that are positioned in a housing (131, 231); a sensor unit with a sensor and attachments; a signal cable (110,... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090224930 - Liquid level detection system with floating rfid tag: A wireless pump on/off system incorporates a radio receiver and an antenna. An RFID tag is carried on a float. The float can be located in a fluid whose level is to be controlled with at least a portion thereof protruding above the fluid level. Signal strength of a wireless... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz

20090224929 - Liquid level sensing systems: A level sensing system for sensing the level of liquid in a container (19) includes a magnetic member (12) arranged for movement relative to a pneumatic switch (18) operated by the presence or absence of a magnetic field, a spring (13) acting on the magnetic member (12) and urging it... Agent: Melvin I. Stoltz, Esq.

20090224931 - Safety for mobile device users while driving: A mobile device configured to have at least one function disabled when a speed of the mobile device exceeds a threshold. The mobile device includes an output component configured to provide a notification related to disabling the at least one function. The mobile device also includes a first input component... Agent: Research In Motion Attn: Glenda Wolfe

20090224932 - System, device and method for providing onsite information to aid visually and/or hearing impaired persons: A system, device and associated methods are presented for use in providing onsite information to visually impaired persons. The system includes an announcement device and a personnel device. The announcement device is configured to be installed at an onsite location, such as at a traffic light and on a taxicab.... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090224933 - Household appliance with projected display: A water-conducting domestic appliance including a door having a handle, and display means for displaying an operating state of the domestic appliance by projecting a light projection, wherein the display means are disposed in the handle of the door.... Agent: Bsh Home Appliances Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090224934 - Caneye process: The Caneye Process consists of using radio frequency identification (RFID) to aid the visually handicapped pedestrian who relies solely on the use of a telescopic cane to navigate and who cannot hear a hybrid vehicle, which emits little or no engine noise, at intersections, which is achieved by placing an... Agent: Sharon Collier Medley

20090224935 - Wireless transmission for a medical device: Various embodiments described herein can be used alone or in combination with one another. The forgoing detailed description has described only a few of the many possible implementations of the present invention. For this reason, this detailed description is intended by way of illustration, and not by way of limitation.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090224936 - Methods and apparatus for single fiber optical telemetry: Single fiber optical telemetry systems and methods are disclosed. The methods and systems facilitate input and output via a single fiber optic interface. The optical telemetry systems and methods also facilitate faster data transmission rates between surface and downhole equipment in oilfield applications.... Agent: Schlumberger K.k.

20090224937 - Device for remote reading of fluid meters: Device for remote reading of a fluid meter comprising a mechanical meter (1), a transducer (2) placed against the meter (1) and converting the mechanical movements of the said meter (1) into electric pulses, an assembly (3) for acquiring the electric pulses comprising at least one radio transmitter for transmitting... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20090224938 - Method of remote metering of energy: The invention concerns a method of remote metering of energy consumed and/or inputted by a plurality of energy consuming and/or inputting units (4) of a power grid (5) as well as a device for remote metering. Each unit (4) comprises at least one meter (2) and/or a meter box (1)... Agent: Fay Sharpe/lucent

20090224939 - Method of transferring energy between a first unit and a second unit: The invention concerns a method for transferring energy between a first unit (1) and a second unit (2), wherein at least one of the units (1, 2) is mobile, as well as a first unit for supporting such energy transfer. The first unit (1) and the second unit (2) have... Agent: Fay Sharpe/lucent

20090224940 - Rf meter reading system: A meter reading system of the present invention enables transmission of data between utility meter endpoints and readers. In a first embodiment, the endpoint provides a short message providing its identification to the reader and immediately enters a listen mode. If the reader hears the short message, it can immediately... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20090224941 - Efficient stream sharing for multi-user sensor data collection: The claimed subject matter provides systems and/or techniques that facilitate and/or effectuate efficient stream sharing for multi-user sensor data collection. The system includes mechanisms that locate within a query a specification that includes spatial regions over which data is required, based on the spatial regions the mechanism determines which sensors... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090224942 - On-board vehicle warning system and vehicle driver warning method: An on-board vehicle warning system includes a vehicle location detecting section, a traffic regulation retrieving section, an incoming message receiving section, a vehicle information detecting section, a potential violation alerting section. The traffic regulation retrieving section is configured to retrieve information relating to a local traffic regulation corresponding to the... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20090224943 - Weather information notification apparatus and program for the same: A weather information notification apparatus mounted to a vehicle is disclosed. The weather information notification apparatus includes: an acquisition section that cyclically acquires information about weather at a point; a record section that stores the acquired information about weather at the point in an external storage medium unit; and a... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20090224944 - Vehicle collision avoidance and warning system: The present invention relates to an automatic vehicle collision avoidance and warning system for rear vehicles which comprises a radar sensor device, speed sensor device, main control module and an assistive brake light illumination, wherein the radar sensor device is located at the rear-end of the vehicle for detecting the... Agent: Tien-bou, Wan

20090224945 - Aircraft standby display device: The invention concerns a device comprising a set of data sources, a data processing unit, and a display which presents on a display unit (8) altitude control indicators (9, 10, 11) representing at least speed, altitude and altitude data of the aircraft and a heading scale (12) including a characteristic... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.

20090224946 - Compass based car locator: A remote keyless entry system is provided comprising a handheld remote keyless entry transmitter in selectable wireless communication with a car based entry system. The handheld remote keyless entry transmitter comprises an integrated electronic compass element and logic adapted to store a first compass direction when activated and directed towards... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC

09/03/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20090219130 - Portable electronic device and recovery method therefor: A portable electronic device includes an airbag, a gas-injection apparatus connecting with the airbag, a housing, a liquid detecting apparatus and a control apparatus. The gas-injection apparatus connected with the airbag is used for injecting gas into the airbag so that the airbag is in an inflated state. The housing... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090219131 - System for tracking hand washing and other tasks: The system is designed for use in a hospital for tracking hand washing and other medical care related tasks. It includes multiple disinfectant soap dispenser devices connected to a network server that provide confirmation that caregivers are in compliance with hospital rules regarding hand cleanliness and the performance of other... Agent: Epstein Drangel Bazerman & James, LLP

20090219133 - Showing management system to automatically match and control electronic lockboxes: A showing management system for automatically controlling access to an electronic lockbox utilizing showing appointment data maintained by the showing management system, whereby the showing appointment data is transmitted to the electronic lockbox and/or electronic key device. The electronic lockbox will open only when the actual access time is within... Agent: Law Offices Of Eugene M. Cummings, P.C.

20090219134 - Keyless entry device: A keyless entry device which performs communication between a portable device and a vehicle-side device is provided in a vehicle. The vehicle includes a door handle provided with a grip portion, which is provided with a vehicle-side electrode that detects an electric field induced in a human body by a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090219132 - System for product authentication and tracking: An authentication system enabling a customer to verify the authenticity of a product in a foolproof, secure and simple manner. plurality of secret sets of numbers (10) is generated, each set comprising a challenge portion and a response portion These sets are stored on a remote server (16). Each set... Agent: Daniel J Swirsky

20090219135 - Digital over-the-air keying system: A system for providing operational access to equipment or vehicles is disclosed wherein digital access codes are assigned and transported over-the-air governing a vehicle's or equipment's use. The access codes can be generated in connection with comparison of entered and stored biometric data and/or entered code from a keypad. Various... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090219136 - Secure document, in particular electronic passport with enhanced security: A secure document, in particular an electronic passport, includes a support equipped, on the one hand, with active security devices having a microcircuit connected to an antenna that can produce an electromagnetic response when it passes through the electromagnetic field of a contactless reader designed to query the identity document.... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090219140 - Coffee brewer and a corresponding network-based method and apparatus: A coffee brewing apparatus comprises a corresponding coffee brewer as well as a sensor that is configured and arranged to sense food components as used by that means for brewing coffee beverages. This coffee brewing apparatus then further comprises an external network interface that is configured and arranged to facilitate... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20090219139 - Power harvesting for actively powered rfid tags and other electronic sensors: Material conveyance devices with actively powered Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags are described herein. The material conveyance devices motion is converted to electrical energy which is used to either recharge the RFID tags energy storage device or directly power the RFID tag.... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090219138 - Reader interfacing device: A reader interfacing device is operative for providing a communication path between a tag or smart label reader configured to emit and receive interrogating radiation suitable for interrogating tags or smart labels at a first radiation frequency; and a remote tag or smart label is configured to be interrogated using... Agent: Christensen O'connor Johnson Kindness PLLC

20090219137 - Variable frequency tag: An antenna assembly is operative for receiving interrogating radiation at a variable frequency tag and generating a corresponding received signal, and for receiving a signature signal and radiating corresponding response radiation. A logic unit is operative for receiving the received signal and outputting the signature signal in response, the signature... Agent: Christensen O'connor Johnson Kindness PLLC

20090219141 - Phase hopping to reduce interference and improve radio frequency identification (rfid) tag throughput: A radio frequency identification (RFID) reader outputs an interrogation signal, and hops/varies the phase of the interrogation signal sent by the RFID reader over time. Varying the phase of the interrogation signal enables the RFID reader to provide, for each zone of an RF field of the RFID reader, a... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090219142 - Rfid system and method of transmitting large data of passive rfid: Provided are a radio frequency identification (RFID) system including an RFID reading apparatus and a passive RFID tag and a method of transferring and/or processing data using the same. An RFID reading apparatus includes a data input unit which receives data to be transferred to a passive RFID tag, a... Agent: Mcneely Bodendorf LLP

20090219144 - Method of utilizing parametric reflective technology: A system and method for encoding and decoding information by use of radio frequency antennas. The system includes one or more interrogator devices and RFID data tags. The RFID data tags include a plurality of antenna elements which are formed on a substrate or directly on an object. The antenna... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20090219143 - Reader control system: An RFID reader control system and method is provided. A protocol for controlling an RFID reader and an RFID reader control unit of a mobile phone is defined. Messages, information, commands, responses, and notification are constructed and transmitted between the RFID reader and the RFID reader control unit.... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey

20090219145 - Integrated building device monitoring network: An electrical device for installation within a building is described. Accordingly, the device may comprise a mounting arrangement configured to mount the device within the building. A location module is provided to monitor a location of the device within the building and a power monitor is provided to monitor power... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090219146 - Networked computer alert system: An alert system for users of networked computers is described. The alert system includes local software installed on the user's personal computing device, such as personal computers, cell phones and personal data assistants as well as server software. The system allows for both anonymous and non-anonymous rapid communication from the... Agent: Law Office Of Mark Wisnosky

20090219147 - Object detection system: There is provided an object detection system for a tractor (12)-trailer (14) combination comprising a sensor arrangement mounted on the trailer (14). The sensor arrangement is arranged to detect objects and to transmit, in the form of a wireless signal, information relating to detected objects to a receiver (20) mounted... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20090219148 - Wireless vehicle trailer monitoring and control system: A wireless trailer monitor and control system is configured to monitor and control various electrical system within a trailer. The system employs a wireless interface for communication of monitoring and/or controlling information between the trailer and an associated towing vehicle.... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090219149 - Method and device for crash type identification for a vehicle: A method for crash type identification for a vehicle in which sensor data from the left vehicle side and from the right vehicle side are recorded and analyzed via at least two sensor units, as well as an associated device for crash type identification for a vehicle. The sensor data,... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090219150 - High-visibility hazard flasher: The automotive hazard flashers described make more usable the distinctive, high-visibility flash hazard signal of U.S. Pat. No. 6,515,584 B2. That signal is here made available, at the driver's selection, as an auxiliary alternative hazard signal to a standard hazard signal. Both signals are displayed in a vehicle's turn signal... Agent: John W. Deyoung

20090219151 - Ergonomic and extensible supervision system using data of a computerized plan: An ergonomic and extensible supervision system, in particular for technical management of buildings, centralized technical management and fire safety, using data of at least one computerized plan representing the installation to be supervised and the technical elements of the installation and including: an automatic computer-based reading component for analyzing and... Agent: Perman & Green

20090219153 - Checkout system, checkout system control program, and checkout system control method: A checkout system performs checkout of articles. The checkout system includes an LCD touch screen 11 for specifying a second article different from a first article having data on the article registered as first article data, a barcode scanner 12 for recognizing a presented article which is the first article... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090219154 - Fingerprint acquisition system and method using force measurements: An apparatus and method of optimizing performance of a fingerprint sensor includes determining whether a force applied to a sensing portion of the sensor is within an optimal force range for the fingerprint sensor and capturing at least one fingerprint image with the fingerprint sensor after the applied force is... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP

20090219152 - Personal annunciation device: A personal annunciation device (PAD) providing, in an area of interest, compensatory annunciation of the presence of an abnormal condition in a hazardous area and accountability of the user of the PAD. Compensatory annunciation supplements primary annunciation provided by an emergency notification system (ENS). A detection system detects an abnormal... Agent: Bwxt - Y12, LLC Luedeka, Neely & Graham, P.C.

20090219155 - Method and devices for protecting commercial goods aginst theft: The invention relates to methods and devices for protecting an article against theft. Once a protection element is in the on-position, a selection signal is transmitted from an emitter to a receiver provided in the protection element, in order to associate the protection element with the emitter and to shift... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090219156 - Cell phone detection and identification: A security tag affixed to a mobile phone for monitoring, tracking, and securing the mobile phone within a protected region. The security tag includes: a tag antenna operable at a low radio frequency not exceeding one megahertz; a tag transceiver operatively connected to the device antenna, the transceiver operable to... Agent: Michael J. Buchenhorner

20090219157 - Apparatus and methods for placing radio frequency identification (rfid) antennas, tags, and/or interrogators: In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a first support configured to retain a first radio frequency identification antenna. The first radio frequency identification antenna can be configured to send a first reference signal. The apparatus also includes a second support configured to support an object and a movable carriage configured... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group, The Bowen Building

20090219158 - Rfid tags with enhanced range and bandwidth obtained by spatial antenna diversity: Spatial antenna diversity is used with RFID tags to reduce sensitivity to multi-path fading. RFID tags can use a single multi-port chip or multiple multi-port chips. The ports of the chip or chips are coupled to separated feedpoints on one or more antennas.... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Attn: Lisa W. Liou

20090219159 - Method and system for an electronic personal trainer: A method and system to implement an electronic personal training is provided. According to an example embodiment, personal goals for fitness and health-related activities may be recorded, tracked, and provided, using personal electronic devices. The personal electronic devices may receive and store input from objects (e.g., exercise equipments or food... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090219160 - Marine personnel safety system: A person-overboard monitoring and alarm system, includes an RFID tag worn by a user; an array of directional antennas for mounting around a perimeter of a boat hull, below and substantially parallel with a gunnel of the boat so as to be arrayed substantially above a water line of the... Agent: Antony C. Edwards

20090219161 - Device for fatigue warning in motor vehicles having a run-up alarm system: A device for fatigue warning in motor vehicles includes a driver sensor system for detecting driver fatigue conditions and a run-up alarm system which has an environment sensor system. The alarm system is designed to output a warning signal and/or perform a control action in the drive and/or brake system... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090219162 - Speaker circuit resident notification appliances: Both notification appliances and speakers usable to broadcast verbal messages into a region can be coupled to common signal and power providing communication lines. Composite output modules can include speakers, horns, and strobe lights, all without limitation, which can be independently driven and controlled from a common pair of lines.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090219163 - Faulted circuit indicator with fault characteristic detection & display: A display for a faulted circuit indicator is disclosed. A plurality of light-emitting diodes is arranged so that at least two diodes are visible to a person approaching the faulted circuit indicator from a determined angle of approach. When a fault is detected, the faulted circuit indicator flashes the plurality... Agent: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. Richard Edge

20090219164 - Faulted circuit indicator with fault characteristic detection and display: A display for a faulted circuit indicator is disclosed. A plurality of light-emitting diodes are arranged so that at least one diode is visible to a person approaching the faulted circuit indicator from a determined angle of approach. When a fault is detected, the faulted circuit indicator flashes the plurality... Agent: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. Richard Edge

20090219165 - Distance measuring device and method for determining a distance: The invention is based on a distance-measuring device having a transmission unit (20) for generating a transmission signal (42) having at least one measurement frequency (f1, f2) which is desired for detecting distance information. It is proposed that the transmission unit (20) comprises a means (60) for generating an evaluation... Agent: Michael J. Striker

20090219166 - Visual event notification on a handheld communications device: A method of event notification on a handheld communications device involves first receiving an indication of an occurrence of an event at the handheld communications device. The communications device comprises a display device, and the event has an associated notification definition for providing a visual notification of the occurrence of... Agent: Heenan Blaikie LLP

20090219167 - Light emitting display device with sequential emission preferably in time with music: A pre-programmed device and method for forming and displaying images which includes electrically powered light emitters in one or more rows that are preferably sequentially illuminated in time with music, the light emitters are typically a row of lights; a microprocessor(s) controlling the lights; a source of music that will... Agent: D.o. Nickey, Esq

20090219168 - Living posters: Presenting a sequence of images including: displaying a static image, wherein the static image includes at least one object in a static state; defining a triggering event that changes the static state of the at least one object; defining the changes to the static state of the at least one... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

20090219169 - Method and system for identifying and handling (tracing/locating/identifying to receive services) an owner and items in a secure/private area: To securely handle (trace/locate/identify to receive services) of an owner and items within a secure/private area, the owner is identified (101) through owner identification means, and the items are identified (101) through reusable item identification means securely fixed to the items. A link between the owner and the items is... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090219170 - Wireless network inventory system: A wireless location system is provided. The system includes network tags that emit a signal containing tag data, network readers that continuously receive data from the tags, a communication motes to receive the tag data from the readers and to calculate a network signal strength of the signal between the... Agent: Mcdermott, Will & Emery LLP Attn:IPDepartment

20090219171 - Method and apparatus for locating a plug within the well: The invention provides an apparatus for determining the location and/or the displacement of an object (20) in a wellbore (1), comprising: a reel (40) of wound optic fiber line (10) (or fiber) fixed to the object, and a light transmitter/receiver device (12) able to generate a signal and to measure... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services

20090219172 - Method and device for the multi-technology detection of vehicles: e

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