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10/30/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
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10/15/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090256671 - System, method, and apparatus for managing wastewater treatment installation: Apparatus for managing a residential wastewater treatment system includes an in situ control unit that monitors an individual system. The control unit provides local control and alarms, and also sends status reports and/or alarms to a remote monitoring center via a telemetry device. The remote monitoring center makes information concerning... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090256672 - Article management system, and portable apparatus for communicating with rfid tag: An article management system 1 comprising a handheld reader having a reader antenna for transmitting and receiving information with RFID tags and configured to search for a plurality of article tags respectively provided to a plurality of printers, and a database connected in an information transmittable and receivable manner to... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20090256673 - Image acquisition system and method of authenticating image acquisition device in the image acquisition system: An image acquisition system includes an image acquisition device and a commanding device configured as a member separate from an image acquisition device proper to transmit a command for controlling the image acquisition device to the image acquisition device proper. The image acquisition device includes an authentication command receiving unit... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz Goodman & Chick, P.C.

20090256675 - Passenger screening system: A system, method and program product for providing passenger screening. A method is disclosed that includes: providing a third party service to collect profile information from a user and provide the user with a unique ID; submitting the unique ID from the user to a reservation system when the user... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090256674 - Programmable selective wake-up for radio frequency transponder: A remote keyless entry (RKE) transponder has a programmable selective wake-up filter for determining whether the RKE transponder should wake-up to process a received signal. The wake-up filter correlates the timing of an input signal's carrier amplitude on and off time periods to a predefined programmable time period profile for... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20090256676 - Smart lock system: An electronic access control and recording system includes a lock, a card reader, a key card configured to communicate with the lock and with the card reader, a database, and an administrator microprocessor configured to provide a user interface and to communicate with the database and with the card reader.... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP

20090256677 - Passive entry system and method: A passive entry system is provided for permitting an authorized user access to a vehicle, building, or the like. The passive entry system includes a handle associated with a door and equipped with a plurality of sensors disposed in the handle's interior. The plurality of sensors can be coupled together... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C. / Lear Corporation

20090256678 - Methods for tagging person identification information to digital data and recommending additional tag by using decision fusion: Person identification information is extracted from digital data with a high accuracy and additional tag is recommended by adopting a decision fusion. In other words, the person identification information is acquired by using various additional information to tag the same to the digital data automatically as a person tag, in... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP

20090256683 - Configuration management system and method for use in an rfid system including a multiplicity of rfid readers: A system and method that facilitates the configuration and control of components of a radio frequency identification (RFID) system, taking into account how the RFID system components are associated with one or more physical locations within an environment in which the RFID system is deployed. The RFID system can be... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20090256680 - Container for receiving articles: The invention provides a container (10) comprising a, a receiving compartment (18) for receiving articles (12) each provided with an RFID transponder (14), a shielding (16) for shielding of the receiving compartment (18), and an RFID antenna device (20) located in the receiving compartment (18) for communication with the transponders... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC

20090256682 - Product managing system and method using rfid technology: A product managing system and method using RFID technology is provided. The product managing system includes an RFID tag, an RFID reader, and a server. The RFID tag is set on a product for providing a tag ID, an object type and attribute, and an event content. The RFID reader... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090256679 - Rfid based methods and systems for use in manufacturing and monitoring applications: Methods and systems for optimizing information associated with RFID devices that, include a memory chip written with redundant data and read by an RFID reader and, are adapted for operation of RFID tags and chemical, biological, and physical RFID sensors that are exposed to gamma radiation, such as disposable devices... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20090256681 - Rfid folder label: A label having at least one printable face is described. The label comprises a first face having an embedded RFID inlay and a second face which is printable. The second face comprises a dynamically-generated printed region comprising at least one of a variable data field, a variable color coding value,... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090256684 - Communications system and memory card: Disclosed herein is a communications system in which a transponder having no radio wave generating source executes data transmission with a reader/writer. The transponder is incorporated in a memory card having a memory with which the reader/writer reads and writes information the memory card being used as loaded in a... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090256685 - Data storage method and query processing method for supply chain management using rfid, and supply chain data management system using rfid: Provided are a method which stores data using a path encoding scheme and a region numbering scheme for supply chain management using RFID, a method which processes queries about data stored by the data storage method, and a data management system which manages data for the management of the supply... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20090256686 - Power line communication system and an intelligent meter: A power line communication system including a plurality of intelligent devices in communication with a power line and operable to monitor energy usage at a site and communicate usage data onto the power line, and a controller also in communication with the power line, wherein each intelligent device maintains a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090256687 - Magnetic field guard rings: A magnetic guard ring is provided to reduce the susceptibility of a transformer-based data transmission to an externally generated magnetic field. The guard ring structure comprises strategically placed pieces of ferrite material, such as NiFe, that surround the transformer and “steer” the external magnetic field away from the transformer.... Agent: Dergosits & Noah LLP (nsc) Counsel For National Semiconductor Corporation

20090256688 - Realtime coaching system: A method and system for improving the effectiveness of coaches and video game designers for games like soccer, American football, basketball, lacrosse or ice hockey by using RF technology and software. A base station is equipped with a computer programmed with algorithms to track the players and game equipment and... Agent: Joseph Koorkin Andonian

20090256689 - Image display apparatus and image display method: An image display apparatus is disclosed. The image display apparatus includes a display section, vibrators, and a driving section. The display section displays an image. The vibrators each have a smaller size than that of each of pixels that compose the image and disposed on a display surface of the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090256690 - Monitoring vehicle activity: A method of monitoring a vehicle. The method includes the steps of establishing a first wireless connection between a first portable wireless device and a vehicle communications system thereby creating a data transfer network between the first portable wireless device and the vehicle communications system, monitoring, by the vehicle communications... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP

20090256691 - Method and apparatus for implementing distinctive alerts: A method and apparatus for implementing distinctive alerts in a security alarm system for a vehicle. A plurality of distinctive alarm sounds are provided from which the user can select one that he or she prefers. The number of alarm sounds is large enough so that it is unlikely that... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090256692 - Enhanced vision road detection system: A system for determining when a vehicle is departing from the current lane. The system includes a processor, an imaging sensor, and an inertial sensor assembly. The imaging sensor is in electrical communication with the processor to provide a vehicle position signal and a preceding lane structure. The inertial sensor... Agent: Autoliv Asp

20090256693 - System and process to validate inspection data: Techniques are disclosed for validating that an operator has moved a portable device sufficiently close to an inspection point to enable the operator to perform an inspection. A first exemplary technique employs a first portable device that includes a sensor for detecting the inspection point, a speaker, and stored audible... Agent: Law Offices Of Ronald M Anderson

20090256695 - Method for the automatic initialization of electronic wheel systems and vehicle: A method for the automatic initialization of the electronic wheel systems of a tire pressure checking system, performs the now described steps. Record signals are sent by electronic wheel systems. The received signals are evaluated on the basis of their signal strength by using criteria, which are obtained in at... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090256694 - Method of detecting a pressure loss of a tire, tire pressure monitoring system, vehicle, and computer product program: A method for detecting a pressure loss of a tire in a vehicle equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system. The method includes the following steps carried out in the parked state of the vehicle: deactivate the tire pressure monitoring system, which contains at least one electronic wheel device disposed... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090256696 - Method and apparatus for detecting decrease in tire air pressure and program for determining decrease in tire air pressure: The method includes: a step of calculating wheel rotation information; a judgment step of judging a decrease in a tire air pressure by comparing a predetermined reference value with a decreased pressure judgment value showing a wheel speed ratio of the front and rear axes; an initialization step of storing... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090256697 - Emergency vehicle light bar with message display: A lighting subsystem and a light bar structure upon which the lighting subsystem is mounted. The lighting subsystem has a display that incorporates both warning signal lights and a programmable message display and is configured to enable the positioning of the lighting subsystem in multiple positions, including a low-profile position... Agent: Law Offices Of Mark L. Berrier

20090256698 - Brake light warning system with early warning feature: A brake light warning system provides a warning to nearby motorists whose vehicles are within a warning area adjacent a user vehicle. The warning system may provide a visual warning to these motorists by illuminating one or more brake lights of the user vehicle. A user alert device may also... Agent: Weide & Miller, Ltd.

20090256699 - System and method for calibration of radio frequency location sensors: A method includes receiving, in a scanner, at least one radio-frequency (RF) signal from a sensor proximate to the scanner. The method also includes storing location information, corresponding to a location of the scanner, and signal strength information corresponding to the scanner. The method further includes calibrating location records according... Agent: Kris T. Fredrick Honeywell International Inc.

20090256700 - Wireless probe system and method for a fueling environment: A fueling environment is equipped with leak detection probes and liquid level probes. Each of the probes is associated with a wireless transceiver. The wireless transceivers send probe data to a site communicator wireless transceiver. To ensure that the site communicator receives the probe data, repeaters are used within the... Agent: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP

20090256701 - Interactive patient management system and method: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a mobile device configured to instruct and direct a patient within a medical care facility. The medical device may include a main housing configured to be conveyed by the patient within the medical care facility, a display positioned on the main housing, a... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090256702 - Multi-mode communication ingestible event markers and systems, and methods of using the same: Aspects of the invention include multi-mode communication ingestible event marker devices. Ingestible event marker devices of the invention include an ingestible component comprising a conductive communication module and at least one additional non-conductive communication module. The non-conductive communication module may be integrated with the ingestible component or at least a... Agent: Proteus Biomedical, Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20090256704 - Abnormality detecting apparatus: An abnormality detecting apparatus includes a power supply portion applying a voltage to electrodes provided at both surfaces of a light control glass adapted to be provided at a vehicle to change a transparency of the light control glass, a detection portion detecting a detectable amount obtained on the basis... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090256705 - Sensing apparatus, sensor information gathering apparatus, sensing method, and remote sensing method: A sensing apparatus which controls the detection timing of a sensor by a prescribed guidance signal includes a guidance signal analyzing unit for analyzing the prescribed guidance signal, and a sensing control unit for determining, based on the result of the detection, an effective detection period during which an output... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090256703 - System and method for detecting security features on paper ballots: The present invention is directed to a system and method for detecting security features on paper ballots. The security features allow a ballot tabulator to distinguish between an authentic ballot and a counterfeit ballot that does not include the required security feature. One or more security sensors in the ballot... Agent: Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP Attn: Patent Group

20090256706 - Directed energy beam virtual fence: There is disclosed apparatus and methods for a directed energy beam virtual fence. The directed energy beam virtual fence may include a source unit to provide an energy beam and a sequence of relay units disposed at intervals along the length of the virtual fence. Each relay unit in the... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP - Raytheon Company

20090256707 - Device and method to prevent damage to objects mounted on top of automobiles: The invention, a device and method to prevent an automobile with an object on the roof rack from entering a garage, has three main components. The first component is the detector. It is mounted on a roof style bike rack. When a bicycle is mounted on the rack, it activates... Agent: Kristina M. Grasso Kristina M. Grasso, Esq. PLLC

20090256708 - System and method of rfid wireless control: A system of RFID wireless control comprises: at least one electronic device having an RFID tag and a receiver, and a controller having a reader for reading and recording the RFID tag of the at least one electronic device to form a list of electronic devices. The electronic device to... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20090256709 - Centralized patient monitoring system with directed audio alerting: A centralized patient monitoring system configured to enable each of a plurality of technicians to generally simultaneously monitor multiple patients is disclosed herein. The centralized patient monitoring system includes a computer adapted to receive patient data from the monitored patients, and a display configured to visually convey the patient data.... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20090256710 - System and method for monitoring the cognitive ability of a person: A system and method for monitoring the health of a remotely located person is disclosed herein. The system includes at least one electronic device. The electronic device includes a first sensor a processor and a transmitter. The system also includes a remote monitoring station that receives data from at least... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20090256711 - Animal management system and scanning access device: An animal management system and scanning access device are disclosed. The scanning access device accesses RFID label disposed on/in animal body, and the information of the accessed RFID label is subsequently processed and transmitted to the animal management system via a communication transmission module for comparison. The scanning access device... Agent: Law Offices Of Mikio Ishimaru

20090256712 - Implicit data backup and restoral system in a peer-to-peer fire detection network: A fire detection network employs an implicit data backup and recovery system. The implicit data backup system allows fire detection units within a network to be automatically reprogrammed with configuration data. The detection units can store backup data and can access the stored backup data when necessary.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090256713 - Network comprised of sensor elements: A network consisting of sensor elements (7-12), in which the sensor elements (7-12) are connected to one another and/or to a central unit (21) by interfaces, the sensor elements (7-12) being arranged at different locations and each having at least one sensor which detects biological or chemical harmful substances, the... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090256714 - Device and method for detecting smoke by joint evaluation of two optical backscatter signals: A smoke detector, on a base element with a flat installation surface, features a first light transmitter attached to the installation surface for emission of a first illumination light, a first light receiver attached next to the first light transmitter for receiving a first measurement light which results from a... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090256715 - Electromagnetic field adjustment for proximity detection: Embodiments described herein relate to a methods and apparatus for optimizing and calibrating a magnetic field generator. In various embodiments, the magnetic field generator includes a signal generator for outputting a voltage and a magnetic field generating circuit including a shunt that may be used to change a value of... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090256716 - Meter device, information processing device, and meter driving method: A meter device includes an indicator unit, movably supported within a predetermined range, for representing an amplitude value of an input signal by a movement amount Δθ from a reference position θ0 which is one end of the predetermined range. A gain acquiring unit acquire a gain of the input... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP

20090256717 - Battery authentication system, electronic device, battery, and battery charger: A battery authentication system according to the present invention includes a battery and an electronic device. The battery includes a battery authentication portion that includes battery identification information and performs authentication between the battery and the electronic device. The electronic device includes: a power source that supplies electric power from... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.

20090256718 - Multimedia mobile personalization system: A multimedia mobile personalization system provides a remote control that detects a user's electronic tag, e.g. an RFID tag. The remote control notifies a multimedia device of the user's identity. The multimedia devices tailors it operations to the user's preferences stored locally. Multimedia content such as broadcast or recorded television... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP

20090256719 - Utility monitoring system: A system for monitoring consumption of a utility by a building unit is provided. The system includes a sensor disposed externally yet proximal to a meter for recording consumption of the utility and having an indicator which indicates an event whenever a predefined quantity of the utility is consumed by... Agent: Franz Bonsang C/o Equinox Protection

20090256722 - Apparatus and program for controlling traffic signal in road construction section: A traffic signal control apparatus acquires position information and travel condition information from vehicles around a construction section of a road in wireless communication, and determines a traffic congestion condition at the positions of those vehicles based on the acquired information. The traffic signal control apparatus then controls traffic signals... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20090256721 - Goal-driven inference engine for traffic intersection management: A system includes a plurality of sensors that provide information regarding instantaneous traffic conditions incident to an intersection. An inference engine of the system receives the sensor information and processes user-defined traffic control algorithms and weighted management parameters. Control signals are derived in accordance with the processing. Multi-state signaling devices... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090256723 - Methods, systems and devices related to road mounted indicators for providing visual indications to approaching traffic: A traffic informational system provides information to traffic moving along a road and may include a plurality of traffic information devices mountable to the road, each having an integral power producing source, at least a first set of illumination sources, and a wireless communications subsystem. The traffic informational system may... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090256720 - Three-arrow led traffic signal system: A traffic signal system has a main housing unit that encloses three nested arrow signals pointed towards the top, namely, a red arrow signal, a yellow arrow signal nested within the red arrow signal, and a green arrow signal nested within the yellow arrow signal. Each arrow signal is made... Agent: Louis Ventre, Jr

20090256724 - System and method for performing an optical tracking operation using relative referencing: A system and method for performing an optical tracking operation computes a translated movement value of a displacement values using a relationship between a reference displacement value derived using a reference surface and a corresponding displacement value using a target surface. The displacement value is produced using image correlation by... Agent: Kathy Manke Avago Technologies Limited

10/08/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090251277 - Content selection: A content selection system for selecting content for delivery to a group of users in a space is provided. The system comprises inputs arranged to receive a plurality of identifier tags, each identifier tag being arranged to uniquely identify a user, data storage apparatus arranged to store content for selection,... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20090251278 - Method for prohibiting a person with a facial mask to operate an automatic teller machine: A method for prohibiting a person with a facial mask to operate an automatic teller machine essentially includes the followings steps of: a) arranging a visual spectrum camera and an alarm unit approaching an automatic teller machine (ATM); b) capturing a facial picture of an experimental subject via the camera;... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090251282 - System for mitigating the unauthorized use of a device: The invention is directed to systems and methods for detecting the loss, theft or unauthorized use of a device and/or altering the functionality of the device in response. In one embodiment, a device monitors its use, its local environment, and/or its operating context to determine that the device is no... Agent: Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20090251283 - Property management system: A property management system includes: a management server for managing a property item by a non-contact IC medium; a gate apparatus for reading medium information from the non-contact IC medium; and a destruction apparatus for destroying the property item. Gate passage permission/non-permission information is stored on the management server or... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20090251284 - Remote start system for a manual transmission vehicle: A method for preventing a manual transmission vehicle equipped with a remote start device from starting when the vehicle is in-gear, including: receiving a start signal; beginning a vehicle start sequence; monitoring a sensor while starting the vehicle; and stopping the vehicle from starting when motion is detected by the... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20090251281 - Alarm system interaction with a movable barrier operator method and apparatus: A secure communication link (24) is provided between a movable barrier operator (23) and a peripheral alarm system (20). Information conveyed via this link is used by one, the other, or both such elements to further inform or direct their respective actions.... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20090251279 - Identifying and/or locking system for identifying and/or unblocking a technical system, and method for the operation thereof: The invention relates to an identifying and/or locking system for identifying and/or unblocking a technical system comprising at least one controlling receiver unit which executes at least one control function in accordance with a received signal, said technical system further comprising a mobile transmitter unit suitable for transmitting a signal... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090251280 - Radio receiver and transmitter apparatus for radio-controlled automation systems for opening/closure: An apparatus for radio-controlled automation systems for opening/closing curtains, entrance doors, rolling shutters, gates, barriers, electrical switches or the like, comprising a radio receiver which is coupled to an electric motor or to an electrical switch and comprising at least one radio transmitter for the remote actuation. The radio receiver... Agent: Modiano & Associati

20090251285 - Using physical objects to control enablement/disablement of device functionality: At least one N-sided physical object proximate to a computing device can be detected. Each side of the N-sided physical object can be associated with at least one enablement state for a functionality of the computing device. A side of the N-sided object that faces a reference plane can be... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. Ibm-rsw

20090251287 - Electronic vehicle license and a reading and writing control device therefor: An electronic vehicle license is installed on a vehicle to store a record and insurance data of the vehicle, and a reading and writing control device is provided for an authority/official organization to read and write data into the electronic vehicle license; the electronic vehicle license includes a storage unit,... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090251288 - Method and apparatus for rfid tag detection and characterization: This disclosure discloses methods and apparatus for detecting and characterizing radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags.... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20090251289 - Method, rfid reader, rfid tag and rfid system for secure communication: In an RFID system a method for communication between a reader (1) and a tag (2) comprises: at the reader (1), switching on an electromagnetic signal (SS) for energizing the RFID tag (2) and/or transmitting an instruction (INST, RNREQ) or first data (D1) to the tag (2); at the tag... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20090251286 - Object tracking devices and methods: This document discusses, among other things, devices and methods for tracking objects using RFID and line-of-sight techniques. In one example, an object identifier includes a tag holder. A radio frequency identification tag is on the tag holder. A reflector is on the tag holder.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090251292 - Radio communication apparatus, radio communication method, and radio communication system: A radio communication apparatus stores, in a pattern storing unit, channel pattern data indicating radio channel switching order for searching for a free channel and stores switching condition data for the radio channel in a condition storing unit. A control unit of the radio communication apparatus switches, when the switching... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090251290 - Radio frequency identification tag and method of fabricating the same: A RFID tag adapted to control goods is provided which has two functions of a magnetic tag and of a RFID tag mounted with an IC chip and can widen the communication range of the RFID tag. The RFID tag is one which is mounted with an IC chip capable... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.

20090251291 - Switched capacitance method for the detection of, and subsequent communication with a wireless transponder device using a single antenna: A transponder detector is provided with capabilities for detecting the presence and type of a transponder in its read range while operating at low power and also using a common antenna for detecting and executing data transactions with transponders.... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20090251293 - Systems and methods for managing inventory of items held in a cabinet using radio frequency identification (rfid): A RFID cabinet comprises a cabinet structure and one or more drawers or shelves. Chambers are formed within the cabinet to house the one or more drawers or shelves. An RFID scanner is configured to scan items tagged with RFID tags in the chambers via one or more antennas. The... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

20090251294 - Article management system and article management method: As an assembly 50 of articles of management targets, a serial number that becomes a consecutive number is recorded in each of RFID tags 1, 2, . . . , 12 attended to cardboard boxes 31, 32, . . . , 42 in which articles are stored and a flag,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090251295 - Method and apparatus for tracking and monitoring containers: A tag responds to receipt of a short-range wireless signal by altering the operation of a transmitter that transmits long-range wireless signals containing a unique tag identification, and conforming to a satellite or cellular network communication protocol. According to a different aspect, a tag responds to receipt of a short-range... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090251296 - Methods and systems for managing and reporting micro-production of consumable energy: Methods and systems of capturing and reporting information related to the micro-generation of consumable electricity are disclosed. Some methods and systems include the following: attaching an electricity generation unit to a human-powered piece of exercise equipment, the electricity generation unit being adapted to generate consumable energy and capture information related... Agent: Wiggin And Dana LLP Attention: Patent Docketing

20090251297 - Wireless sensor network and sampling rate allocation method thereof: A sampling rate allocation method for a wireless sensor network is provided. In this method, a distributed computing method is adopted to allow each node to calculate and obtain its decision table and energy table and upload its energy table to its parent node, and finally, the number of samples... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090251298 - Method and apparatus for officiating an athletic contest: Apparatus and method for controlling and officiating an athletic contest such as a hockey game. The official utilises a control unit removably mounted on his arm. A spring mounted button allows the official to signal time starting and time stoppage events. A keyboard allows the entry of further data relating... Agent: John Russell Uren

20090251299 - Liquid crystal display device, instrument panel, automotive vehicle, and liquid crystal display method: In one embodiment of the present invention, a liquid crystal display device is provided with a gray scale conversion section which converts a gray scale conveyed by an input video signal into a gray scale value of a high gray scale region, and then outputs it to the liquid crystal... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090251300 - Battery charging system for electric vehicle: A battery charging system includes: an electric vehicle; a network termination unit connectable to the electric vehicle through a power line cable for supplying electric power to the electric vehicle; and a first server that transmits a control signal indicative of permission or forbiddance of power supply from the network... Agent: Nec Corporation Of America

20090251301 - Ignition device of internal combustion engine: When an insulation resistance value of an ignition plug is smaller than a prescribed value, an engine operation state is switched so as to raise a temperature of the ignition plug, thereby promoting deposit cleaning. Such a measures-against-deposit carrying-out state is counted. When a count value exceeds a certain value,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090251302 - Vehicle misfueling mitigation system and method: A method is provided to indicate improper fuel filling in a vehicle. An indicator is actuated if a proportion of alcohol in the fuel is outside a range of expected proportions. In some examples, the range corresponds to a non-flex fuel vehicle recommended range, or to a normal range for... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP

20090251303 - Vehicle display device: A vehicle display device is arranged in a vehicle having an idling stop function that automatically stops an engine when the vehicle temporarily stops. The device includes a control unit that calculates a deviation of a current instant fuel consumption with respect to an average fuel consumption in a past... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20090251304 - Accelerator level display device and accelerator level display method: A disclosed accelerator level display device 1 includes an accelerator level detection unit 12 configured to detect an accelerator level; a target accelerator level determining unit 14b configured to determine a target accelerator level for the accelerator level; and a display unit 15a, 20 configured to display a target accelerator... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090251305 - Tire pressure monitoring system: The invention relates to a tire pressure monitoring system with a wheel electronic to be installed in a pneumatic tire, comprising a battery as power source, a pressure sensor for measuring of tire pressure or pressure change, and a transmitter for transmitting pressure data, a receiver to be mounted either... Agent: Walter A. Hackler Ph.d. Patent Law Office

20090251306 - Vehicle deceleration warning device: A vehicle deceleration warning device is adapted for installation on a vehicle having an accelerator mechanism, and includes a detecting unit, a warning unit and a control unit. The detecting unit is adapted to for detecting driver operation of the accelerator mechanism, and is configured to output a first signal... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

20090251307 - Brake light indicator for the front end of an automobile: This is a red and or dark orange brake light indicator to be located on the front end of an automobile. The purpose of this light is to provide braking information to the driver of each automobile and pedestrians entering an intersection or anytime visual automobile braking or stopping indication... Agent: Mario Antonio Munoz, Sr.

20090251308 - Three-phase faulted circuit indicator: A three-phase faulted circuit indicator adjustable to accommodate a variety of three-phase power cables is disclosed. In one embodiment, faulted circuit indicator comprises a flexible holder that encircles the monitored conductor slightly more than one time. The flexible holder includes a plurality of magnetic sensors for monitoring the current within... Agent: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. Richard Edge

20090251310 - System and method for audibly representing a remote event: A system and method of audibly representing a remote event that is typically associated with a sound are used to enhance a person's experience with the event. In particular, the technique uses a portable electronic device, such as a mobile telephone, to enhance the user's auditory perception of an event... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090251312 - Private network emergency alert pager system: A private network emergency pager alert system as described herein can generally utilize a plurality of personal alert pager devices and a main controller in two-way communication with each personal alert pager device. Each personal alert pager device can be provided with a transceiver for receiving alerts from the main... Agent: Spilman Thomas & Battle PLLC C/o Cpa Global

20090251311 - Systems and methods for cooperative stimulus control: An activator that activates a function of an electronic control device. Each electronic control device performs a function responsive to receiving a respective address. An electronic control device provides a stimulus through a target to halt locomotion of the target. The activator includes a control and a transceiver. The control... Agent: Taser International, Inc.

20090251313 - Wireless tracking system and method utilizing variable location algorithms: The present invention provides a solution to mistaken location calculations based on multipath effects. The present invention utilizes tags attached to objects that transmit signals at various power levels for reception by sensors stationed throughout a facility. Sensor readings at the various power levels are utilized to determine the location... Agent: Clause Eight Intell. Prop. Service

20090251314 - Back-end host server unit for remote ecological environment monitoring system: A back-end host server unit for remote ecological environment monitoring system is designed to provide a back-end host server function for a front-end gateway unit and sensor network, such as WSN (Wireless Sensor Network) installed at a remote site such as farmland. This back-end host server unit is characterized by... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090251309 - Wireless communication apparatus, wireless communication system, wireless communication method, and program: A wireless communication apparatus according to the present invention includes a wireless communication transmitting circuit and a wireless communication receiving circuit that perform communication with another apparatus connected through a wireless communication network; a power situation acquiring unit that acquires a power situation of the wireless communication apparatus; and a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090251316 - Magnetic proximity sensor system and associated methods of sensing a magnetic field: A magnetic proximity sensor is attached to a ferrous object such that the sensor alerts a practitioner if a threshold of magnetic strength has been exceeded by bringing the ferrous object within a certain proximity to the magnet of an MRI scanner. The magnetic proximity sensor includes at least one... Agent: Lathrop & Gage LLP

20090251315 - Method of receiving a disaster warning message using a paging message in mobile communication system: Disclosed is a method of receiving a warning message in wireless communication system. A terminal (UE) monitors a paging message transmitted from a network in order to determine an existence of the warning message. If the monitored paging message has an indication of warning message broadcasting, the terminal receives a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090251317 - Intruder detection system: An intruder detection system is provided in which a detection range can be set to a predetermined one so that false detection caused by a moving object outside the predetermined range can be diminished. The system includes a transmission-side leaky transmission line that radiates a detection signal for detecting an... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090251318 - Anti-theft system of mobile device: The present discloses an anti-theft system including a mobile device and a radio frequency identification tag. The mobile device includes a processor, a RFID module and an alarm module, and the processor is coupled separately to the RFID module and the alarm module. The RFID module periodically transmits a detection... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090251319 - Article management system, rfid tag, and apparatus for communicating with rfid tag: This disclosure discloses an article management system comprising a plurality of radio frequency identification (RFID) circuit elements respectively handled in association with articles to be managed; and an apparatus for communicating with an RFID tag, each of the RFID tag circuit elements having an IC circuit part storing tag identification... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20090251320 - Resonance tag: A resonance tag includes a dielectric layer, a first circuit layer, a second circuit layer and a hard pad. The first circuit layer is formed on one surface of the dielectric layer, and the first circuit layer has a first electrode pattern and a coil. A second circuit layer is... Agent: Lin & Associates Intellectual Property, Inc.

20090251321 - Aqua alert swimming monitor for the prevention of accidental drowning: A drowning alarm and position marking system is described herein. The Aqua Alert is a system for detecting the drowning of an individual and subsequent generation of an alarm to alert a parent, lifeguard or by-standers. The system consists of two different units, a portable unit worn by the swimmer... Agent: Darren Delorey

20090251322 - Fire detection system and aircraft equipped with such a system: A fire detection system comprises a detection unit (2A) able to measure an electrical quantity between a first (BOA) and a second (B1A) terminal, and a first detector (11A) connected to the first and second terminals (BOA, B1A) and able to form a first value of the electrical quantity in... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090251323 - Water alarm devices, systems and related methods: A water alarm device for releaseable attachment to a user in a body of water includes a buoyant alarm unit having a water sensor. The water sensor is configured to sense if a sensing portion of the alarm unit is in contact with water. A timer is in communication with... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20090251324 - Copper-watcher: A monitoring system for monitoring an air-conditioner may include a pressure sensor for detecting the pressure of the fluid of the air-conditioner, a power sensor for detecting the presence of supply voltage supplied to the air-conditioner and applied voltage which is applied to the air-conditioner, an activation device to activate... Agent: Wilson Daniel Swayze, Jr.

20090251325 - S.s. carbon monoxide detector: The S S Carbon Monoxide Detector is a carbon monoxide sensor unit for garages, a rectangular shaped unit varied in size according to garage door applications, that detects the presence of dangerous levels of carbon monoxide concentrated in a garage area. On the front of the unit is the audio... Agent: George E. Smith

20090251326 - Low power warning in a portable communication device based on predicted device utilization: A system and method for providing a low power warning in a portable communication device based on predicted device utilization. Various aspects of the present invention may comprise monitoring power utilization for a portable communication device. A power utilization profile may be determined based, at least in part, on the... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090251327 - Grounding monitoring device and system for work: The present invention provides a device to monitor whether a work station operator has properly worn a grounding mechanism, and a novel cascading means to chain multiple devices into a chain for sharing electricity and ground. The present invention could achieve the following functions: (1) capable of monitoring both single-wire... Agent: Lin & Associates Intellectual Property, Inc.

20090251328 - On-vehicle display device: An on-vehicle display device mounted on a ceiling including an open and close mechanism, which secures the rearward visibility during the backward driving of the vehicle and also enables the user to continue to enjoy display images. The on-vehicle display device includes a control means which controls the display 1,... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090251329 - Use of oled technology in hvac sensors: An organic light emitting diode (OLED) display panel for a heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) sensor used for building automation controls. The OLED display will transmit information to the building occupant relating to heating ventilation and air conditioning outputs.... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090251330 - Hand-held power tool: A hand-held power tool (10) includes a housing (11), and a drive (15) arranged in the housing (10), sensors (20) for acquiring measurement data, a control unit (50) for processing measurement data and for controlling power tool functions, and a remote data transmission device (30) for wireless, network-supported digital remote... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab

20090251331 - Mud channel characterization over depth: A system for optimizing a mud-pulse telemetry system, the system including: a plurality of sensors distributed along a drill string adapted for being disposed in a borehole, each sensor configured to perform a measurement of a characteristic of at least one of mud in a column within the borehole and... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP- Baker Atlas

20090251332 - Monitoring system: A monitoring arrangement for use in an underground excavation includes an elongate support unit between walls in the excavation. A load-responsive sensing arrangement can be included and can be placed on the elongate support unit. A control system monitors the sensing arrangement and an alarm can be activated.... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd

20090251334 - Parking assisting system: To provide a parking support device for easily and quickly moving or rotating a target parking frame to an appropriate position. The parking support device includes a target parking position setting unit configured to set a target parking position at which a vehicle is to be parked with a target... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090251333 - Parking position search assisting apparatus, method and program: An image-taking control section (17) determines, based on information outputted from a location information obtaining section (14), whether a vehicle has entered a car park. When the vehicle has entered the car park, an image storage section (18) stores, at predetermined time intervals, images of a view in a traveling... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090251335 - Vehicular signaturing apparatus and associated methodology: A vehicular signaturing device and associated methodology by which to identify a vehicle. A sensor senses light energy emitted by the vehicle, such as light energy generated by a headlight assembly of the vehicle. The sensed energy is compared with database-stored information that is indexed together with standard vehicular types,... Agent: Docket Clerk

10/01/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090243789 - System comprising a plurality of electrical switches, especially for a magnetic levitation railway line: A system includes a plurality of electrical switches. Every switch is associated with at least one monitoring device for detecting the respective switching condition of the switch. All of the monitoring devices are interconnected through a data connection through which the switching conditions of all of the switches are made... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090243790 - Method and program of controlling electronic device, electronic device and subsriber equipment: Controlling the scaling of a user perceivable output quantity of an electronic device having a sensor for detecting characteristics of a user can be performed as a function of a rotational movement of characteristics of a user detected by the sensor. Alternatively, controlling can be performed as a function of... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk, LLC

20090243791 - Mini fob with improved human machine interface: A remote control device for a vehicle remote access system includes the housing, an input switch for selecting a vehicle control function, a control, a transmitter for transmitting a wireless signal from the control to the vehicle remote access system, and an attachment for mounting the housing on or integrating... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20090243794 - Camera modules communicating with computer systems: A camera module includes an image sensor, a first signal processor, a bus interface, and a security device interface. The image sensor acquires an image data input. The first signal processor is coupled to the image sensor to receive the image data input, exchange data with a security device, and... Agent: Patent Prosecution O2mirco , Inc.

20090243792 - Process variation based microchip identification: An apparatus comprising a multiplexer circuit, a plurality of bit generation circuits, and a control circuit. The multiplexer circuit may be configured to generate an intermediate signal in response to (i) a plurality of input bits and (ii) a control signal. The plurality of bit generation circuits may each be... Agent: Christopher P Maiorana, PC Lsi Corporation

20090243793 - Vehicle carrying remote control apparatus and control method thereof: A vehicle carrying remote control apparatus is provided. The vehicle carrying remote control apparatus is adapted for a security mechanism, e.g., a driveway gate or a mechanical parking lot, which can be remote controlled for allowing a vehicle to pass while the vehicle is being driven, and can be remote... Agent: Lin & Associates Intellectual Property, Inc.

20090243796 - Adaptive power keyless fob: A method and apparatus for remotely activating vehicle control functions using a controller mounted in a vehicle and a remote keyless entry device having transmitter, a power source and at least one activatable input member corresponding to a vehicle control function. In response activation of an input member, a remote... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20090243795 - Automotive passive entry system and method of operating same: A passive start and entry (PASE) system includes a PASE module and a token. The token includes a display. The PASE module generates a low frequency wake-up signal and a high frequency challenge signal for the token in response to a triggering event. The token ignores the wake-up signal if... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C. / Lear Corporation

20090243797 - System for storage shelving and methods of use thereof: The present invention relates to a system for product storage and methods of categorizing, storing, and delivering products to end users via the system, the system's components including a processor, a “smart shelving” device, boxes for insertion into and utilization by the “smart shelving” device, and ID readers. Through the... Agent: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Suite 600

20090243798 - Biometric authentication apparatus and biometric data registration apparatus: In accordance with input user ID, a personal template fetcher reads biometric feature data and biometric shape data from a template storage. A verification area finder determines a verification area that matches a detection area of a verification sensor within an area of biometric features. A guide information generator combines... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090243804 - Communication system and communication device: The present invention provides a communication system of a backscatter type, the communication system including: a reflector for transmitting data by a reflected wave formed by subjecting a non-modulated wave to a modulation process; and a reflected wave reader for reading the data from the modulated reflected wave signal from... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090243799 - Communication system for inductive power transfer system: A return communication system and method for an Inductive Power Transfer (IPT) System allows a pick-up device (3) to receive an instruction and supply a load (36) in such a way that a predetermined variation occurs in current in the primary conductive path (2) of the system The variation may... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20090243802 - Insulating glass unit with an electronic device and process for its production: A sealed insulating glass unit comprises two glass sheets held apart by a spacer, optionally with a sealant between the edges of the glass sheets outside the spacer. The insulating glass unit contains an electronic device, having information relating to the origin, manufacture and/or properties of the insulating glass unit... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC

20090243806 - Integrated circuit processing device and integrated circuit processing method: An electric signal is allowed to reach loop antennas disposed adjacently to one another from an RFID antenna as a starting point by electromagnetic induction, which permits one IC chip processing device to exert a function equivalent to that exerted by a plurality of IC chip processing devices. Further, the... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center C/o Cpa Global

20090243800 - Media passport system: A media passport system including a radio frequency identification (RFID) transponder attached to a removable medium a plurality of RFID readers installed in rooms, wherein each RFID reader has a unique identification (ID), and a security server connected to the plurality of RFID readers via a network. The security server... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20090243801 - Method and system for utilizing an rfid sensor tag as rf power measurement embedded in antenna: Described are a method and a system for measuring radio frequency (“RF”) power utilizing a radio frequency identification (“RFID”) sensor tag embedded in an antenna. The method includes receiving at a communication device, a RF power level measurement from a sensor, adjusting an RF power level of the communication device... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20090243807 - Rfid system for identifying location of sensors/indicators: A system of identifying the source location that a particle counter is using to draw its data from. The present invention includes a transmitting sensor placed at the location of interest, and a receiving sensor placed on the particle-counter device. A receiving sensor communicates a new position when a particle... Agent: Greenberg & Lieberman, LLC

20090243805 - Rfid tag and rfid system using the same: An RFID tag and an RFID tag using the same are disclosed, wherein the RFID tag comprises: a circuit unit arranged on a first part of a board; and a loop type antenna on a second part of the board.... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey

20090243808 - Systems and methods that integrate radio frequency identification (rfid) technology with agent-based control systems: The subject invention relates to systems and methods that distribute electronic data, such as Electronic Product Code (EPC) data, obtained from RFID tags by Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) readers and/or servers to agents within an agent-based control system. The systems and methods employ a component that collects, filters, processes, and... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP Attention: Heather Holmes

20090243803 - Tag specifying apparatus, tag specifying method, and tag specifying program: A tag specifying apparatus includes a tag ID receiving unit that receives from a tag a first tag ID for uniquely specifying the tag, an image analyzing unit that analyzes an image of an object in which the tag is embedded and acquires a second tag ID, a tag ID... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090243809 - Reading device, computer program product and reading system: The reader/writer repeatedly reads data, which is stored in an IC tag existing in an area where communication with the reader/writer can be established, from the IC tag in a noncontact method. The reader/writer transmits the read data to the administrative device. The administrative device generates read data which shows... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090243810 - Method and device for emulating multiple rfid tags within a single mobile electronic device: The present invention provides a method for emulating multiple RFID tags for an RFID tag interrogation device, comprising the steps of storing one or more data sets, wherein each data set defines operational properties of an RFID tag, maintaining a list of said one or more data sets, indicating one... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090243812 - Information service system: A single unified server transmits/receives information in a common interface format with respect to a plurality of service servers and a portable terminal and has a common database in a data format corresponding to the common interface format, and the plurality of service servers connects to clients in a specific... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20090243811 - Fine gain and phase adjustment of analog quadrature filters: Methods and apparatus to fine gain and/or phase adjustment of analog quadrature filters are described. In one embodiment, gain and/or phase of an analog quadrature filter may be digitally controlled by switching one or more resistors coupled to the quadrature filter. Other embodiments are also described.... Agent: Caven & Aghevli LLC C/o Cpa Global

20090243813 - Wireless programming of non-volatile memory with near-field uhf coupling: Near-Field UHF wireless coupling may be used to write data into a non-volatile memory in a device, thus allowing for changes to be made to the device after that product has been manufactured. Energy from the received wireless signal may be used to power sufficient circuitry in the device so... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global

20090243814 - Rfid tag identification information management system: In a RFID tag information system having a plurality of service servers, a single unified server, an operation terminal, an apparatus for producing RFID tags, and a portable terminal, the unified server has a common database storing a list of unissued tag IDs allocatable to an unproduced RFID tag and... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20090243815 - Electronic communication devices and methods: The present invention provides a system for commanding and monitoring one or more electrical devices. The system includes two or more communication modules or controllers, including a primary controller connected to a DC power source that transmits voltage pulses over a single conductor, and one or more secondary controllers that... Agent: Mirick, O'connell, Demallie & Lougee, LLP

20090243816 - Monitor with reminder sound: A monitor with reminder sounds is disclosed. The device includes at least a monitor, at least a touch button and an audio player. The touch button is disposed on the monitor for adjusting status of the monitor. The audio player is also arranged on the monitor and is connected with... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090243817 - Tactile device with force sensitive touch input surface: A tactile device includes a touch input surface in any number of forms including a force sensitive touch screen. In this embodiment a cover captures a transparent screen located on capacitive sensors. Touching the screen produces signals from each sensor that can be combined to identify the location of the... Agent: George A. Herbster

20090243818 - Method and apparatus for detecting the presence and locations of radio controlled improvised explosive devices in real time: A Method and Apparatus for Detecting the Presence and Locations of Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Devices in Real Time. The system will clandestinely detect the presence and location of RCIED's along roadways in real time. This “RCIED Street Sweeper” system consequently allows its users to remove the explosive devices, pre-detonate... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.

20090243819 - Smart legibility adjustment for vehicular display: A display system for a vehicle system includes at least one light sensor that detects a light condition, and a display member that displays an information message. The information message includes a background and an object that is displayed adjacent the background. The display system further includes a controller that... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090243820 - Vehicular theft preventing device: Vehicular theft preventing device includes: an operation switch for switching between different displays on a display section, the operation switch being constructed to function also as a setting switch operable to set the preventing device in an alert mode; a main switch for turning on/off a power supply; and a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090243821 - Vehicle key fob with scanning device and display: An apparatus and method for capturing and displaying images in a vehicle RKE fob includes an imager carried on the fob for capturing images for storage in a memory coupled to a fob control. The stored images are viewable on a display on the fob and are scannable for commercial... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20090243825 - Alert system for a vehicle: An alert system for a vehicle includes a forward facing camera having a field of view that encompasses the road ahead of and traveled on by the equipped vehicle, and may include a radar detector having a field of view to the side of and rearward of the equipped vehicle... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20090243824 - Interior rearview mirror system: A mirror system of a vehicle includes an interior rearview mirror assembly having a reflective element and an information input display providing a display representative of a plurality of input characters. The information input display is disposed behind the reflective element and viewable through the reflective element and a transflective... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20090243822 - Vehicle blind spot detection and indicator system: A warning system for conveying alerts and information relating to a vehicle blind spot and objects detected therein, is disclosed. The system conveys an assortment of information through a single light emitting indicator. Also disclosed are various methods of indicating the advisability of lane changes, and modes of configuring the... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP

20090243823 - Vehicle environment recognition apparatus and preceding-vehicle follow-up control system: A vehicle environment recognition apparatus includes stereo-image taking means for outputting a reference image of the surroundings of a subject vehicle, stereo matching means for correlating a parallax with each pixel block in the reference image by stereo matching, preceding-vehicle detecting means for detecting a preceding vehicle from the reference... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell

20090243826 - Ultrasonic sensor: An ultrasonic sensor provided at a flip-up back door that opens and closes via a pivot shaft provided at a rear top of a vehicle, the ultrasonic sensor detecting an object in a vicinity of the vehicle by intermittently transmitting an ultrasonic wave, which hits the object to thereby generate... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090243828 - Vehicle email system and method: A method provides vehicle information to an interested party, such as a vehicle owner or driver, regarding the operation of a vehicle. The method includes the step of measuring a parameter of operation produced by the vehicle. A level based on the parameter measured is then calculated. A notification message... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.

20090243827 - Vehicle information display and method: An information display for a vehicle includes an indicator arrangement having a visual display configured to provide driver demand information to a vehicle driver. The visual display includes a dynamic target range for operating the vehicle, which includes a first boundary and a second boundary indicating a driver demand that... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl

20090243829 - Apparatus and process for monitoring a vehicle condition: An apparatus for monitoring a vehicle condition comprises a sensor for sensing the vehicle condition and a transmitter for transmitting signals indicative of the sensed vehicle condition. The transmitted signals include a first signal set and a second signal set. A receiver mountable on the vehicle is provided for receiving... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20090243830 - Tire module with piezoelectric converter: A tire module for sensing deflection of a tire and a method of sensing deflection of the tire. The tire module includes a piezoelectric converter that is configured for installation on an inside surface of the tire. The piezoelectric converter includes at least one elastically deformable region that is formed... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090243831 - Display device of work vehicle: t

20090243832 - Electronic tag with indicator: An electronic tag may include a human perceptible indicator configured to indicate a need for one or more treatments by at least one corresponding plant.... Agent: Graybeal Jackson Haley LLP C/o Searete

20090243833 - Monitoring system and method for patient care: A patient care monitoring system and method employ active RFID devices integrated with digital processing, memory and timing circuitry for patient identification, care giver identification and for identification of each prescribed treatment, procedure, medication and general and/or special care action. At the point-of-care, each care action identity device will match... Agent: Ching Ching Huang

20090243834 - Systems and methods for controlling a secruity system via a mobile device: A subscriber may interact with a mobile device to control a security system. For example, a panel interface that may correspond to a control panel of the security system may be provided to the mobile device. The subscriber may then interact with the panel interface to control the security system.... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Ww

20090243835 - Combination smoke and heat detector: Provided is a combination smoke and heat detector which allows, in spite of a simple structure, light emitted from an indication lamp to be visually confirmed from a wide range of directions. A combination smoke and heat detector (100) includes a body base (10), a printed circuit board (1), a... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090243836 - Object tracking with emergency equipment: A system including a network of emergency equipment stations is described. The network includes at least one emergency equipment station. The emergency equipment station includes an emergency assistance device, a first sensor configured to detect an object within a vicinity of the emergency equipment station and a second sensor configured... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090243837 - Method and apparatus for proximity activated rfid system: A security system comprises a control panel configured to control devices in a security system, a keypad and an arm/disarm device. The keypad is in communication with the control panel and comprises a transceiver configured to communicate with the control panel and a magnet having a magnetic field extending within... Agent: Gerald M. Bluhm Senior Patent And Trademark Counsel

20090243838 - Security system: There is provided a security system for an electrical device connected to a mains electricity supply, the security system comprising a confirmation transmitter interposed between the electrical device and the mains electricity supply. The transmitter is arranged to send a confirmation message via the mains supply to a control unit... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (general) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090243840 - Systems and methods for monitoring and controlling remote devices: Embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to a system for monitoring a variety of environmental and/or other conditions within a defined remotely located region. Such a system may be configured to monitor utility meters in a defined area. The system is implemented by using a plurality of wireless... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP Bank Of America Plaza

20090243839 - Wireless communication system for a roll-up door: A door system includes a support connected to a structure, and a door mounted on the support and movable relative to the support between an opened position and a closed position. The door includes a detection device and a remote module coupled to the detection device. The remote module includes... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

20090243841 - Cognitive monitoring wireless device for healthcare equipment: A cognitive monitoring wireless apparatus (10, 10′) includes a cognitive monitor (12) and a cognitive radio (14). The cognitive monitor receives inputs from a plurality of sensors (32-40, 90, 92) and decides based on the sensed inputs which messages should be forwarded. The cognitive radio receives the messages to be... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090243842 - Methods and systems for sensing activity using energy harvesting devices: A system for monitoring activities relating to movable and removable items within a vehicle is described. The system includes an electrical energy storage device, an energy harvesting device operable to store harvested energy in the electrical energy storage device, a sensor element configured to output signals corresponding to one or... Agent: John S. Beulick (24691) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090243843 - Apparatus and method of blockage detection: An apparatus includes a mounting base and a compatible electrical unit removably carried on the base. The base carries a transducer and a sensor external to the unit. The transducer emits radiant energy toward the unit. The sensor receives radiant energy modulated by the unit. A local control unit can... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090243846 - Electronic apparatus system having a plurality of rack-mounted electronic apparatuses, and method for identifying electronic apparatus in electronic apparatus system: An electronic apparatus system includes a plurality of racks mounting a plurality of electronic apparatus. The system identifies the physical location of the electronic apparatus having sent the abnormality notification by using light emitting devices displaying the statuses of the electronic apparatuses. The light emitting devices of the entire electronic... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center C/o Cpa Global

20090243847 - Extension cord with environmental condition sensing ability: An extension cord with environmental condition sensing ability has a plug for connecting to a power source, and includes a main body, a sensor unit, and a current control unit. On the main body, there are provided a first socket group and a second socket group, which are electrically connected... Agent: Sinorica, LLC

20090243848 - Reference point locator: A reference point locator comprises a reference member and a receiver. The reference member includes an attachment element and a magnet. The attachment element is configured to releasably secure the reference member to one side of a structure. The receiver includes a sensor and an indicator. The indicator is configured... Agent: Munsch, Hardt, Kopf & Harr, P.C. Intellectual Property Docket Clerk

20090243844 - Suspicious activity detection apparatus and method, and program and recording medium: A device for detecting a suspicious activity, efficiently performing surveillance of a person and vehicle detected by a surveillance camera. The device uses signal generation means, a sensor for receiving a signal from the signal generation means, and image data taken by the camera. The device detects mobile bodies, such... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090243849 - Systems and methods for indicating a quality of grouped items: Systems and methods for determining a relative quantity of recyclable items with respect to a total number of items are disclosed. In one embodiment of the present invention, a computer-implemented method includes reading an identifier respectively associated with at least some of a total number of items. The computer determines... Agent: Wilmerhale/dc

20090243845 - Wireless communication system and method: A wireless communication apparatus and technology operable to display disaster information is disclosed. The system receives information on a disaster such as earthquakes, tsunamis, typhoons, rain, or snow, and content can be displayed based on the type and severity of the disaster.... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090243851 - Fsoc/radio intrusion detection system: Certain exemplary embodiments provide a method comprising sensing an intruder within a predetermined vicinity of a Free Space Optical Communication (FSOC) system; and reducing an emitted power of the FSOC system. Certain exemplary embodiments provide a system comprising a Free Space Optical Communication (FSOC) subsystem; a sensor adapted to detect... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Haynes Attn: Patent Docketing

20090243850 - Microwave receiver and microwave sensor system: A microwave receiving apparatus according to an embodiment of the invention includes a local transmitter which supplies a local signal having a frequency according to a supplied voltage, a mixer which combines a received microwave signal with the local signal to supply an intermediate frequency signal, a filter which passes... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090243852 - Remote location monitoring: A remote location monitoring system, for example, a home monitoring or weather monitoring system may include one or more sensors and/or receivers at a remote location such as a residence or business to be monitored. The sensors and receivers may communicate with a central server via a gateway device, and... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20090243855 - Airborne deployed radio frequency identification sensing system to detect an analyte: The invention generally relates to an airborne deployed passive radio frequency identification system and a method to identify an analyte and then to communicate a result of the analyte identification to a receiving station for an analysis and generation of a set of recommended actions. The invention will enhance the... Agent: Navairwd Counsel Group

20090243857 - Container with an opening provided with a recording medium: A container with an opening provided with a recording medium, which is provided for preventing reading of information on the recording medium from the time of factory shipment to the time of use, and which can be set on an external device by the user without forgetting to enable reading... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC

20090243853 - Finding and packing travel articles: A system and method for locating one or more travel articles for packing, out of a plurality of travel articles. A transponder having a unique locator tag is disposed on each travel article that can be potentially selected for packing. A user or computer selects one or more travel articles... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090243856 - System for managing chemicals using rfid: Disclosed herein is a system for managing chemicals using Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID). A storage facility identification tag, attached to a chemical storage facility in a laboratory, stores the unique identification code of the chemical storage facility and a list of chemicals. A chemical identification tag, attached to the cover of... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090243854 - Wireless aircraft maintenance log: A method of aircraft maintenance involves storing part information relating to an aircraft part on the aircraft part. The part information is wirelessly transmitting from the aircraft part to a receiver. A note of a change relating to the aircraft part is made. The part information with the note of... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds/pratt & Whitney

20090243858 - Rfid tag disabling systems and methods of use: Systems and methods for disabling transponders used in electronic toll collection or other RFID systems, wherein the transponders include an antenna and RFID circuitry. The transponders can be selectively disabled by releasably securing a disabling device having a metallic portion at an operative position over the antenna of the RFID... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20090243859 - Door with integral antenna: A door and method of constructing a door whereby a security system antenna is routed through channels that are incorporated within the outer perimeter of the door, and completely or partially hidden from sight. The channels are sized to retain at least a portion of the security system antenna therein.... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.

20090243861 - Baby cord: The present invention, in one embodiment, is a belt like device comprised of two sections connected together with magnets. The free ends of the two sections can be equipped with clips for securing each section to either child or caregiver. When the caregiver gets out of the vehicle the magnets... Agent: James Ray & Associates

20090243860 - Method and apparatus to facilitate light source flashing: An apparatus (500) can be comprised of a light source interface (503), an animate object detector (502), and a controller circuit (501) that couples to the light source interface and the animate object detector. This controller circuit is configured and arranged to, upon detecting (101) an animate object via the... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20090243862 - Handheld rfid reader: A data collection device (i.e. reader or reader/writer) for the animal husbandry industry that links to a database to accept instruction protocols for listed animals. An operator scans animals and reads data for each listed and/or located animal per pre-determined sets of instructions unique to each RFID. Read operations are... Agent: Douglas L. Tschida

20090243863 - Intrinsically safe cellular tank monitor for liquified gas and cryogenic liquids: An intrinsically safe cellular tank level monitor for use with consumer LP storage tanks is provided. The cellular monitor is adapted to read the LP storage tank gauge and transmit the level information through a cellular network to a data center. The data center may be part of or may... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.

20090243864 - Warning device against filter material blocking for aquarium: A warning device against blocking of filter material for an aquarium, it mainly has a receiving case having therein a battery chamber for receiving at least a battery, and having a triggering switch electrically connecting with an indicating lamp installed in the receiving case; and the warning device has a... Agent: Sinorica, LLC

20090243865 - Shake awake mattress (s.a.m.): A fire alarm attached to a bed for arousing sleeping deaf or hearing impaired people that consists of: a fire, smoke and carbon monoxide alarm, a secondary alarm featuring a phone jack for dialing emergency services and digital display of the type of emergencies taking place to be read by... Agent: Aaron Lema

20090243867 - Method and apparatus for powering remote devices: A method and apparatus for powering one or more remotely-situated devices. In accordance with some embodiments of the invention, energy is added (at a convenient location) to a medium that the remotely-situated devices are associated with (e.g., a medium that the remotely-situated devices are sensing, controlling, alarming, etc). The energy... Agent: Demont & Breyer, LLC

20090243866 - System and method for detecting tampering of a utility meter: A tamper alarm circuit for detecting a tampered condition of a utility meter is disclosed. The tamper alarm circuit has a transducer coupled to an amplification circuit which is coupled to a detection circuit, the detection circuit generating an alarm condition when the detection circuit determines that a voltage signal... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20090243868 - Seat cushion retention and monitoring in an aircraft: An aircraft seating system comprises a seat frame having a top side, a seat cushion having a bottom side, a plurality of conductive first sides of a hook-and-loop fastener system attached to the bottom side of the seat cushion in a first pattern, a plurality of conductive second sides of... Agent: Duke W. Yee

20090243869 - Universal software defined home gateway: A system and method for communicating energy or water consumption related information from a plurality of RF enabled peripheral devices in a home, such as utility meters, thermostats, appliances and load controllers. The system includes a home gateway that enables wireless RF peripheral devices in a home to communicate to... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20090243870 - Power supply protection device: A power supply protection device for an electric appliance includes a switching circuit for establishing an electrical connection to receive an external voltage from the external power supply and output the external voltage to the electric appliance, a detecting circuit for disabling the switch circuit to break the electrical connection... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090243871 - Method and apparatus for preventing hitting in a restricted zone during game play: An apparatus for preventing hitting in a restricted zone during game play includes a signal generator for signalling the location of a restricted zone in a playing area contained by a barrier. A proximity detector receives the signal generated by the signal generator. An indicator indicates when the proximity detector... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20090243872 - Tamper prevention system: A tamper prevention system includes a mounting unit, a portable terminal device, a first data input unit, an authentication data storing unit, an authentication unit, a detecting unit, and a setting unit. The portable terminal device is detachably mounted to the mounting unit. The portable terminal device includes an operation... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090243874 - Electronic device, computer-readable medium storing program to control electronic device, and remote control giving instructions to electronic device: An electronic device that accepts instructions from remote controls includes a user identification information obtaining device, a remote control user storage device, and an association device. The user identification information obtaining device obtains user identification information to identify a user from a user identification information storage medium. The remote control... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090243873 - Electronic shelf label and electronic shelf label system: It is an object of the present invention to provide techniques which allow for lower power consumption of electronic shelf labels. In order to attain the object, electronic shelf labels according to the present invention are located to respectively correspond to products, and each of the electronic shelf labels displays... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090243875 - System and method for controlling multiple well tools: A technique facilitates control over multiple well tools. Multiple well tools can be actuated between operational positions. The well tools are coupled to a plurality of multidrop modules with each multidrop module typically being coupled to one or two well tools. Control lines are connected the multidrop modules, and the... Agent: Patent Counsel Schumberger Reservoir Completions

20090243876 - Device, system and method for real-time monitoring of overhead power lines: A lightweight and energetically autonomous device for real-time monitoring of overhead power lines, comprising: —an external housing (EMS1) provided, at opposed ends thereof, with a first (OP1) and a second (OP2) opening for a power line cable (HVC) traversing said external housing; a monitoring subsystem (B) for monitoring at least... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090243877 - Dual mode multi-network amr system endpoint and related systems and methods: Automatic meter reading system and devices providing for dual mode mesh network and non-mesh network endpoint communication. The system includes a plurality of endpoint devices communicatively coupled to at least one data collection device. At least one endpoint device is configurable to operate in a first mode or a second... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20090243878 - Radio frequency transmitter and receiver system and apparatus: A frequency transmitter and receiver system and apparatus to facilitate communication, care and intervention during critical events. The system communicates either directly or indirectly with medical monitors and sensors, which measure and collect a subject's physiological data and vital signs information. The system communicates with a two-way mobile communication device... Agent: Loeb & Loeb, LLP

20090243879 - System and method for notification of presence of emergency vehicles: Systems and methods for notification of presence of emergency vehicles are described. The system includes an acoustic receiver to be mounted on a car, and a detection circuit connected with the car radio receiver. As soon as the detection circuit detects presence of an emergency vehicle near the car, it... Agent: Steinfl & Bruno

20090243880 - Alarm system for alerting driver to presence of objects: Alarm systems comprises an eye gaze direction detecting part, an obstacle detecting device and an alarm controlling part. The eye gaze direction detecting part determines a vehicle driver's field of view by analyzing facial images of a driver of the vehicle pictured by using a camera equipped in the vehicle.... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090243884 - Method for displaying traffic information using palette based image and display apparatus using the same: A method and apparatus to display road information are provided. The method includes receiving traffic information, and displaying an image region corresponding to a link identification (ID) by a palette color corresponding to the traffic information on the basis of the received traffic information.... Agent: Mcneely Bodendorf LLP

20090243883 - Speed limit enforcer: Ground Transmitters will have all the necessary electronic components and software making it capable of receiving and transmitting speed limit and zone information. Receiving Device will also have all of the necessary electronic components and software making it capable of receiving speed limit and zone information, and translating speed information... Agent: Kenneth Lenard Simon

20090243882 - System and method for a manually operated vehicular hazard warning system: A road hazard warning system provides a remote control and/or a turn signal-like on-steering wheel activation and engagement device, connected through an electronic interface, to cause a remote device to display a user-selected road hazard message. The device employs a CANCEL or OFF button on the remote control, or neutral... Agent: Matlock Law Gfoup, PC K. Brian Matlock

20090243881 - System and method for ascription of foreign object debris detected on airport travel surfaces to foreign object sources: A system for detection of foreign objects on an aircraft travel surface and ascription of the foreign objects present on the aircraft travel surface to foreign object sources, the system including a foreign object detection subsystem operative to detect foreign objects on an aircraft travel surface, a potential foreign object... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090243885 - System, method and apparatus for manual control of a traffic light: An application for a traffic control system includes an enclosure for containing the traffic control system that has an access door with a lock for controlling access to the enclosure through the access door. The traffic control system has an automatic mode of operation and a manual mode of operation,... Agent: Larson And Larson

20090243886 - Arrangement comprising a vehicle component and at least one electroacoustic transducer, especially an ultrasonic transducer: Presented is an apparatus that includes a vehicle component that includes an outer wall that includes an internal face and at least one electro-acoustic transducer disposed on the internal face of the outer wall of the vehicle component. The at least one electro-acoustic transducer includes a pot-type housing and a... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20090243887 - Method for providing assistance during a parking maneuver of a vehicle: A method providing assistance during the parking maneuver of a vehicle into a parking space situated laterally to the vehicle to be parked, an erroneous length of the parking space being detected with the aid of a sensor system of the vehicle while the vehicle drives past the parking space... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090243889 - Monocular motion stereo-based free parking space detection apparatus and method: A monocular motion stereo-based automatic free parking space detection system is disclosed. The system acquires image sequences with a single rearview fisheye camera, three-dimensionally reconstructs the vehicle rearview by using point correspondences, and recovers metric information from a known camera height to estimate the positions of adjacent vehicles thereby detecting... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090243888 - Parking assistance device and parking assistance method: A parking assisting apparatus that can reduce a burden of a driver at a preliminary stage of parking. The parking assisting apparatus assists parking of a vehicle and includes an obstacle detector that detects an obstacle near the vehicle and an information outputting mechanism that informs the driver of a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090243890 - Multi-lane vehicle detection apparatus: A vehicle detection apparatus adopting microwave sensing schemes for performing the multi-lane vehicle detection is provided in the present invention. According to the present invention, the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of the detected reflecting wave is varied within an inconsiderable range so that the provided apparatus may exhibit a unique property... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090243894 - Active surface: A housing for electronic and electrical units comprising a display device or an operator interface, whereby the display device and/or the user interface extend(s) over the entire surface of the housing or casing.... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.

20090243891 - Indicating system for security of spaces in an aircraft: A method and apparatus for managing security of areas in an aircraft. The method is provided for managing aircraft security. A set of sensors associated with a set of secured areas is monitored for an indication of a compromised space within a cabin of the aircraft. In response to receiving... Agent: Duke W. Yee

20090243893 - Method of coding a digital color image including marking information: The field of the invention is that of the dependability of operation of viewing systems. The field of application is more particularly that of cockpit systems on board aircraft. The invention relates to a method of coding the pixels of a color digital image comprising critical symbols represented by critical... Agent: Lowe Hauptman & Berner, LLP

20090243892 - Seat buckle configured for security and safety and associated methods: A system is described for determining if two seat buckles are attached. The system includes seat belt portions and corresponding seat buckle members. The system also includes a sensing element located within a first seat buckle member and configured to output signals corresponding to one or both of attachment and... Agent: John S. Beulick (24691) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090243895 - Wireless aircraft sensor network: A method and apparatus in a sensor network in an aircraft for collecting data about the aircraft. The sensor network in the aircraft collects the data about the aircraft. The sensor network comprises a set of wireless sensors attached to a first set of locations for the aircraft, a set... Agent: Duke W. Yee

20090243896 - System enabling a user of a vehicle to locate same by means of a radio signal: The invention relates to a system which can give a vehicle user an indication related to a direction to take to find back his vehicle. The said system comprises a hand-held object (1) to be taken by the user and a module (2) to be installed on the vehicle. The... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC

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