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Communications: electrical December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/09

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20090322469 - Method for checking the switching region of a touch-free switching system: A method is disclosed for checking the switching region of a touch-free switching system with at least one sensor and at least one signal emitter, wherein the signal emitter sends data to the sensor. An extremely flexible and practical switching region check is achieved in at least one embodiment by... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090322470 - System and method for driving a drawer of a refrigerator and refrigerator employing same: A system and method for driving a drawer of a refrigerator and a refrigerator employing this system is provided. This system and method allows the drawer to substantially immediately and automatically stop when the drawer encounters an obstacle. This type of automatic control of the drawer may enhance the safe... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20090322471 - 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

20090322472 - Temperature measurement in electronic devices: In one embodiment, a system comprises a portable computing device comprises a housing, at least one temperature sensitive radio frequency signal source proximate the housing and at least one radio frequency interface to receive a radio signal generated by the at least one temperature sensitive radio frequency signal source.... Agent: Caven & Aghevli LLC C/o Cpa Global

20090322474 - System for turning on and off power using door card key: Disclosed herein is a system for turning on and off power using a door card key. Transmission means includes a switch unit turned on and off depending on the insertion of the door card key, a switch monitoring unit configured to generate a clock signal, a microcomputer unit configured to... Agent: Mt-ip Law, PLLC

20090322475 - In-vehicle wireless system: An in-vehicle wireless system, capable of operating at least in a copy mode and a transmission mode, comprises: at least one receiving unit receiving a wireless signal transmitted from a remote control transmitter and demodulates a control code signal; and at least one transmitting unit transmitting wireless signals at a... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090322473 - Remote controlled dead bolt door locking system: The remote controlled deadbolt door locking system (the “unit”) is designed to be an add-on safety mechanism for existing entry doors. The unit is designed to be mounted onto the bottom corner of a door, where in the engaged position, it prevents said door from being opened even if the... Agent: Peter Aliferis

20090322476 - System and method for associating an electronic device with a remote device having a voice interface: The disclosure provides a system and method for associating an electronic device with a remote electronic device. In the method at the remote device, an authentication process is initiated to authenticate the remote device to the electronic device. The authentication process includes: generating a pass key according to an authentication... Agent: Mccarthy Tetrault LLP

20090322477 - Self-activated secure identification document: The present invention describes a self activated biometrics identification device, which becomes active only when the biometrics of the bearer of the card matches the biometric data embedded in the card. Upon touching the card with a finger, the card scans the fingerprint of the user and analyzes the DNA... Agent: Victor Celorio

20090322479 - Communications system and communications apparatus: A communications system configured to execute data transmission between a transponder having no radio wave generating source thereof and a reader/writer is provided. The communications system includes, a service permission level notifier configured to tell a service permission level for associated with a received signal level for permitting service acceptance... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090322482 - Delimited read command for efficient data access from radio frequency identification (rfid) tags: Methods, and systems for efficiently reading data stored in an RFID tag memory are described. A delimited read command is issued by an RFID reader, causing a tag to truncate the data read-out process when a delimiter data pattern is detected in the stored data. Upon receipt of a delimited... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20090322478 - Direct integration of rfid elements into folding boxes: The aim of the invention is to simplify the attachment of RFID chips or RFID transponders to packagings. For this purpose, the RFID chips are produced as a single RFID label together with antenna elements that are functionally associated therewith. The chips or transponders can be attached to a packaging... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20090322483 - Method for coded data transmission between a base station and at least one transponder within a wireless data transmission system: A method for coded data transmission between a base station (10) and at least one transponder (20) within a wireless data transmission system (1), the method comprising the steps of: —providing a set of symbols (S1 . . . S2n) for encoding data (DD), wherein the set of symbols (S1... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20090322485 - Method, apparatus and article for detection of transponder tagged objects, for example during surgery: The presence or absence of objects is determined by interrogating or exciting transponders coupled to the objects using pulsed wide band frequency signals. Ambient or background noise is evaluated and a threshold adjusted based on the level of noise. Adjustment may be based on multiple noise measurements or samples. Noise... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090322486 - Rfid storage systems: The invention relates to a storage system comprising a repository, in which a plurality of different products can be stored, each of the products being equipped with a radio frequency identification (RFID) transponder, and an antenna for the identification of the products by means of the RFID transponder, characterized in... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20090322480 - Rfid tag and method of vehicle attachment thereof: An electronic tag for a vehicle includes an antenna; a data transmitter coupled to the antenna; and an elastomeric coating layer encapsulating the transmitter and antenna. The tag may attach to the vehicle by means of a tire or otherwise affixed to the body of the vehicle. The antenna may... Agent: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Intellectual Property Department 823

20090322484 - Semiconductor integrated circuit, ic card mounted with the semiconductor integrated circuit, and operation method for the same: A semiconductor integrated circuit and an IC card mounted with the same are provided, in which a signal of any one of at least three kinds of reception signals can be received for a short time. An RF signal from an antenna is supplied in parallel to a first and... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20090322481 - System for self-service checkout inventory control: A system for providing self-service inventory control is disclosed. The system comprises at least one RFID antenna mat placed adjacent to at least one of a horizontal and vertical surface of said cart; said RFID antenna providing a gain and sensitivity to transmit and receive information from a plurality of... Agent: Ibm - Spp Shimokaji & Associates, P.C.

20090322487 - Determining endpoint connectivity of cabling interconnects: In a communication network or system, cables that interconnect systems or subsystems are provided with RFID tags embedded or affixed at least at one endpoint of each cable. An installed or portable RFID reader in the proximity of an RFID tag of a given cable enables a unique cable endpoint... Agent: Kramer & Amado, P.C.

20090322489 - Machine vision rfid exciter triggering system: Systems and methods are described for triggering interrogation of RFID tags by an RFID system in different interrogation spaces in response to detection of the presence and/or motion of an object using a machine vision system. One embodiment of the invention includes an RFID exciter configured to communicate with a... Agent: Kauth , Pomeroy , Peck & Bailey ,llp

20090322490 - Radio frequency identification monitoring system and method: The present invention provides a radio frequency identification (RFID) monitoring method, a reader located in a region to receive a tag ID code from a RFID tag, wherein the method comprises the steps of: (a) sending out a first reading signal from the reader; (b) determining whether the tag ID... Agent: Chih Feng Yeh Brian M. Mcinnis

20090322488 - Wireless data communication system having radio frequency devices, and related operating methods for disabling a transmit mode: A wireless system suitable for use as a radio frequency (RF) locationing or presence detection system includes at least one wireless access device and at least wireless device, such as an active RF tag, corresponding to an item or asset of interest. A method of managing RF transmissions by the... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (symbol)

20090322491 - Method of addressing messages and communications system: A method of establishing wireless communications between an interrogator and individual ones of multiple wireless identification devices, the method comprising combining tree search and Aloha methods to establish communications between the interrogator and individual ones of the multiple wireless identification devices without collision. A system comprising an interrogator, and a... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing

20090322492 - System for controlling usage of shopping carts or other human-propelled vehicles: A system is disclosed for tracking and controlling shopping carts or other types of human-propelled vehicles. In one embodiment, the system includes a wheel or wheel assembly with a braking mechanism that is activated in response to signals received by multiple receivers. The receivers may, for example, include a VLF... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090322493 - Method to personalize, promote, and distribute multimedia content using radio frequency identification: The present invention provides a method to advertise real estate, events, and consumer items. It utilizes radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, computers, PDAs, and cell phones to link, record, and retrieve positional, personal, and historical data. The personalization and association of an object to a unique event by the consumer... Agent: Monto H. Kumagai

20090322494 - Controlling device and system: A controlling device and a controlling system. The controlling device transmits controlling signals to an electronic device and receives operation statuses thereof through a power line. The controlling device includes a Human-Machine Interface (HMI) device for displaying the operation statuses of the electronic device. The controlling device includes a controller,... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090322495 - Illuminated wind indicator: An illuminated wind indicator including a wind chime assembly with a moveable pendulum assembly. The pendulum assembly includes a suspension member to support moveable suspension of the pendulum assembly proximate the wind chime assembly and further includes a component configuration of components including power and control circuitry, at least one... Agent: Law Offices Of Donald Cox

20090322497 - Distinguishing input signals detected by a mobile terminal: A method of distinguishing input signals detected by a mobile terminal is provided. The method comprises detecting at least a first and a second input signal, wherein a first vibration signal is associated with the first input signal and a second vibration signal is associated with the second input signal;... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey

20090322498 - Haptic effect provisioning for a mobile communication terminal: A mobile terminal and a method of controlling the mobile terminal are provided. The method includes displaying at least one object, which is divided into a plurality of haptic regions, on a touch screen; receiving a touch signal for any one of the haptic regions of the object; and outputting... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey

20090322499 - Programmable tactile touch screen displays and man-machine interfaces for improved vehicle instrumentation and telematics: Disclosed are new methods and apparatus particularly suited for applications in a vehicle, to provide a wide range of information, and the safe input of data to a computer controlling the vehicle subsystems or “Telematic” communication using for example GM's “ONSTAR” or cellular based data sources. Preferred embodiments utilize new... Agent: Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

20090322496 - Providing haptic feedback on a touch surface: Systems and methods for providing haptic feedback to a touch surface are described herein. In one embodiment, among many, a layered structure comprises a first conducting layer electrically coupled to a first terminal of a power source and a second conducting layer electrically coupled to a second terminal of the... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

20090322501 - Auxiliary system for motor vehicles: The invention relates to an assistance system for motor vehicles (20), said system having a distance detection system (4) and a warning system (6), wherein provision is made of an evaluation unit (18) which combines items of information (12, 14, 16) obtained by the distance detection system (4) and by... Agent: Valeo Radar Systems, Inc. C/o Daly, Crowley, Mofford And Durkee, LLP

20090322500 - Judgment line calculations for a vehicle safety system: A vehicle has a safety system including at least one object sensor to detect a distance from an object in a path of the vehicle and the speed and acceleration of the object. The sensor data is input into a control to determine a desired braking judgment line and a... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC

20090322502 - Vehicle-installed obstacle detecting system and method: An object detecting device scans an image captured by a camera from one side close to the vehicle to the other side remote from the vehicle for detection of an obstacle through pattern matching, so that an obstacle that is close to the vehicle and is likely to collide with... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090322503 - Indicator apparatus for hybrid vehicle, hybrid vehicle, indicating method for hybrid vehicle: An indicator portion (55) includes a first indicator portion (110) and a second indicator portion (112). The first indicator portion (110) indicates an accelerator pedal opening degree that changes in accordance with an operated amount of the accelerator pedal by the driver. The second indicator portion (112) includes a division... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090322504 - Multizone capacitive anti-pinch system: An anti-pinch assembly is used for a closure panel movable between open and closed positions on a motor vehicle. A controller operably connected to the closure panel controls operation thereof. A position sensor connected to the controller indicates the position of the closure panel between the open and closed positions.... Agent: Clark Hill, P.C.

20090322505 - Pit road display: Instruments or gauges arranged to provide feedback detectable by the peripheral vision of a driver when vehicle operating parameters, such as engine speed, temperature, pressure, and voltage, are in a critical range, include one or more of the following types of instruments or gauges and/or features: (a) a tachometer that... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090322506 - Method and apparatus for driver state detection: In a method and an apparatus for driver state detection, a signal characterizing the driver state is derived from the frequency of minima in the time profile of a variable that represents the lane-holding behavior of the driver, in particular the “time to line crossing,” the time required until the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090322507 - Buckle, seat-belt reminder apparatus using the buckle, and seat-belt apparatus having the seat-belt reminder apparatus: A buckle (6) according to the present invention includes a buckle switch (11) to be actuated when a tongue (5) is retained; a seat-belt reminder apparatus (12) that gives a warn when the tongue (5) is not retained to the buckle (6) even if an occupant sits in a vehicle... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090322508 - Vehicle warning system: An Abrupt Braking Indicator (ABI) that complements a vehicle's existing rear brake light by determining the difference between regular brake pedal usage and dangerous abrupt stops or abrupt-braking that often causes accidents. It is when, and only when, an abrupt stop or hard brake occurs at the differential gravitational value... Agent: Greenberg & Lieberman, LLC

20090322509 - Assignment of alarms: There is provided a method for monitoring a building control device, the method comprising associating the building control device with an event; storing the event and at least one parameter of the building control device in a database, wherein the database is operatively connected to a plurality of operator devices,... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090322510 - Securing, monitoring and tracking shipping containers: A method of securing a container includes inserting, into a seal device at a container, an electronic bolt; reading, by the seal device, a serial number stored in the electronic bolt; communicating, from the seal device, to a user application, insertion of the bolt; scanning, by the user via a... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC

20090322512 - Personal alarm device for headwear for proximity detection: Embodiments described herein relate to an apparatus for attaching elements of a magnetic field safety system to headwear worn by a worker. In various embodiments, the headwear includes a combination of a sounder device, light assembly, personal alarm device and power source.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090322511 - System for controlling the operation of both wireless multicasting systems and alarm systems to distribute an alarm indication to a dynamically configured coverage area: The present Reverse 911 Alarm System implements a central alarm distribution site that is capable of generating an alarm indication to warn individuals of a hazard and propagating the alarm indication to selected ones of a plurality of alarm systems that are located in the service area of the central... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP

20090322513 - Medical emergency alert system and method: A medical emergency reporting system and methodology that utilize a wearable monitoring device to continuously monitor key physiological parameters of a person, and when measurements exceed programmed threshold levels, it will automatically issue a medical emergency alert along with location information to a remote monitoring center via a wireless network... Agent: Franklin D. Hwang

20090322517 - Creating dynamic signatures for virtual locations: In one embodiment, a method for forming location signatures for a device, the method comprising: retrieving information regarding one or more digital devices detected around the device during a first set time period; and creating a first signature for a location based on information regarding the one or more digital... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP

20090322515 - Dissemination of critical atmospheric conditions within global and regional navigation satellite systems: The invention relates to an apparatus for a regional or global navigation satellite system that includes an arrangement for receiving additional data or navigation messages from the navigation satellite system, and an arrangement for informing or alarming the user that critical atmospheric conditions occur, whereby the additional data or the... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090322514 - Networked personal security system: A personal alarm system can be worn or carried by the user, may be activated at any time by the user and/or may be automatically activated to send a signal to any remote monitoring station on the network. The device identifies the user as well as the user's location within... Agent: Moore Landrey

20090322516 - Object location and reporting system for harsh rf environments: A system verifies torquing of pressure fittings in an aircraft wheel well. A strain gauge and an ultra-wide band (UWB) pulse signal generator are placed on a wrench used to torque the fittings. The strain senses the torque applied by the wrench, and the pulse signal generator generates UWB pulse... Agent: Tung & Associates

20090322518 - Data collection protocol for wireless sensor networks: Systems and methods that provide for collection of sensor data in a wireless network with a dynamically changing structure. A data collection protocol exploits the self-awareness capabilities of nodes in selection of tree structures that form the wireless network during communication with a base station. The data collection protocol can... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090322519 - Security and tracking system to prevent the unauthorized use or access to a device having hydraulic components: A security and tracking system to prevent the unauthorized use or access to machinery having hydraulic components whereby the system has a rerouting device housed in a tamperproof casing. The rerouting device might have a selective re-directional valve that can be remotely activated and monitored using wireless signal technology to... Agent: Ruben Alcoba, Esq.

20090322526 - Arrangement and method for communicating with notification appliances: An emergency notification arrangement includes a control unit, feed and return conductors, and a plurality of notification units. The control unit includes a controller, a modulator, and a bias power source. The controller is configured to generate modulation signals having a data frame format. The modulator is configured to modulate... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090322522 - Serendipitous repair of shared device: A system and method for soliciting repairs to an electromechanical device are disclosed. The system includes a signaling device for signaling a need for a repair of an associated electromechanical device. A repair mediator receives information related to an addressable fault with the electromechanical device and causes the signaling device... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester

20090322524 - Status determination method and image forming apparatus: A plurality of weak discriminators output determinations results about a status of an apparatus. Weight values are individually assigned to the determination results. By performing majority vote of the weighted determination results, the status of the apparatus is determined. The determination results are displayed on a single status indicating screen... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090322521 - System and method for utilizing a security beacon device: Methods, devices and systems for implementation in a campus environment including an interface module, a storage device and a server. The interface module configured to receive user profile information. The storage device may be coupled to the interface module for storing the user profile information. The server may be coupled... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

20090322523 - System for distributing an alarm indication to a dynamically configured set of alarm systems: The present Reverse 911 Alarm System implements a central alarm distribution site that is capable of generating an alarm indication to warn individuals of a hazard and propagating the alarm indication to selected ones of a plurality of alarm systems that are located in the service area of the central... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP

20090322525 - 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

20090322520 - Threat detection and monitoring apparatus with integrated display system: The present invention is generally related to a threat detection and monitoring apparatus with an integrated display system. More particularly, the present invention is directed to an apparatus for use as a public safety and emergency messaging system adapted to detect and identify threats in the surrounding environment and display... Agent: Mcdermott, Will & Emery LLP Attn:IPDepartment

20090322527 - Server based distributed security system: A security system including one or more sensors for detecting a predetermined security event. One or more communications modules include a transmitting device for communicating with the sensor and transmitting an alert signal of the security event. A remotely located computer system controls the communications between the transmitting device of... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090322528 - Acousto-magnetic anti-theft alarming unit with magnetic detacher: An acousto-magnetic (AM) anti-theft alarming unit is designed for specific use in a hard tag anti-theft clamp which uses a magnetic detacher. The alarming unit includes a resonator housing defining a cavity in which is placed at least one resonator and a bias piece covered by a housing cover affixed... Agent: Miller Law Group, PLLC

20090322535 - Car security system: The present invention in several embodiments is a device that can be utilized by car owners to prevent their vehicle from being stolen from the vicinity of their home. This product is linked to a security system found in a home. The main component of this product is a motion... Agent: James Ray & Associates

20090322531 - Cryptographic lock, method of operation thereof and secure container employing the same: Various cryptographic locks for securing assets, secure containers and methods of operating a cryptographic lock. One embodiment of a cryptographic lock includes: (1) a shape memory alloy (SMA) having a first and second phase, wherein the first phase inhibits access to an asset and the second phase allows access to... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090322529 - Design structure for security system for inventory: A design structure embodied in a machine readable storage medium for designing, manufacturing, and/or testing a design is provided. The design structure includes a security system for inventory that automatically detects removal of inventory items from an area or areas protected with security sensors. A person removing the item then... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1

20090322530 - Digital id tag for lost or stolen electronics devices: In some embodiments, a method of retrieving an electronics device may include one or more of the following steps: (a) accepting a purchase order for a DID from a user, (b) linking a tracking number to a tracking element to create the DID, (c) sending the DID to the electronics... Agent: Nikolai & Mersereau, P.A.

20090322533 - Methods and apparatus for monitoring and guiding human subjects interacting with objects: Motion detecting devices may be used to help monitor and guide human subjects interacting with objects. An activity monitoring station may receive an interaction schedule for a human subject. The schedule may list objects with which the human subject is scheduled to interact. The station may receive motion data from... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global

20090322532 - System for locating and describing: A system includes a tag associated with an item wirelessly transmitting data; a network device receiving the data and determining a location of the item; and a mobile unit receiving the location of the item from the network device. The mobile unit further receives the data from the tag and... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20090322534 - Systems or method for tracking die use or yield: A company cutting leather pieces for assembly into a desired number of products, such as automobile interior components, wishes to cut the number of pieces of each or several patterns that are required to create the desired number of final products. The company may also, or alternately, wish to determine... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.

20090322536 - Integrated switch systems and methods for locating identification tags: Integrated switch systems and methods for locating ID tags are disclosed. One system includes an application, a plurality of different tag readers in communication with the ID tags, and an integrated switch configured to enable the application to receive tag information from the different tag readers. An integrated switch includes... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (symbol)

20090322537 - Rfid-based asset security and tracking system, apparatus and method: Systems and methods are disclosed for tracking an item using a RFID surveillance system. In some embodiments, a security controller is connected to a point of sale system with at least one RFID tag reader. In these embodiments, the RFID tag reader is associated with an area that is observable... Agent: Docket Clerk

20090322538 - Tamper evident security film: A security film adapted to display a message indicative of tampering is disclosed. A light transmitting sheet has a first layer on one surface, a release layer on a portion of the opposite surface, and a second layer covering the release layer and another portion of the opposite surface. The... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP

20090322539 - Monitoring apparatus with a sensor unit: A monitoring apparatus includes a process unit, a sensor unit, a transmission unit and an illuminator unit. The sensor unit for detecting moving approaching objects is electrically connected to the process unit to send signals to the process unit. The transmission unit is electrically connected to the process unit for... Agent: Chien-hui Su

20090322540 - Autonomous fall monitor: A system, a method and an apparatus for autonomous monitoring, detecting and tracking of movement and orientation of a body or portion of a body. The apparatus comprises a device configured to monitor the translational and/or rotational movement of the body; and an altimeter configured to measure changes in height... Agent: Mcguirewoods, LLP

20090322541 - Dental handpiece performance sensor: Operation of a handpiece is sensed, such as by detecting temperature and/or vibration associated with one or more of the bearing rings supporting the turbine in the handpiece. When operation exceeds a threshold, a visual or audible indication is provided, and power to the turbine may be interrupted. The sensor(s)... Agent: Brenda Pomerance Law Office Of Brenda Pomerance

20090322542 - System and method for monitoring ambient temperature and humidity: A system and method for ambient monitoring temperature and humidity, includes a controller, a host and an alarm device. The controller includes a sensing module and a determining module. The sensing module senses temperature and humidity. The determining module determines whether the sensed environment temperature and humidity are abnormal according... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090322543 - Wetness sensor: The present invention relates to a wetness detector system that rapidly detects the presence of wetness due to a liquid leak in a system. The wetness detector system contains a reusable wetness sensor that is able to accurately detect the presence of wetness and, in the case of an extracorporeal... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20090322544 - Method and apparatus for real time enhancing of the operation of a fluid transport pipeline: A real time method and dynamic logic-based system for enhancing the operation of a pipeline network is disclosed. The system and method perform monitoring of the operation of a pipeline network, generate alarms in response to differing levels of destabilized pipeline operations, manage the generation of alarms based upon known... Agent: Exxonmobil Research & Engineering Company

20090322545 - Syringe content detection using rf energy: The present invention includes medical fluid injector systems that detect the contents and/or volume of such contents within a syringe of the system. For example, an RF signal from a first antenna of a medical fluid injector may be transmitted through a syringe associated with the medical fluid injector. At... Agent: Mallinckrodt Inc.

20090322546 - Safety helmet with gas-measuring device: A safety helmet provides toxic gas monitoring in the field of vision of the helmet user. The safety helmet includes a gas-measuring device of modular design. The safety helmet has a sensor module (5) positioned in the field of vision of the helmet user.... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20090322547 - Computer alert system and method for object proximity: A computer alert system includes an image capture unit, an element detection unit, an autofocus unit, a calculation unit, a comparison unit and a warning unit. The image capture unit is capable of capturing a digital image of an object. The element detection unit is capable of detecting if a... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090322548 - Fall detection system and method: A system for tracking a location of a resident includes a resident height detection device (e.g., a small pendant, bracelet or other wearable device) and a receiver/dialer. When the system detects that the resident height detection device has remained within a threshold distance of the floor (e.g., 8 to 16... Agent: Davidson Berquist Jackson & Gowdey LLP

20090322549 - Method and apparatus for zone selection in area monitoring devices: Zone selection logic in an area monitoring device increases the number of unique monitoring zone selections that can be selected using a limited number of discrete zone selection inputs, without compromising the safety critical operation of zone selection. The device monitors the logical state of each input in a set... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC

20090322550 - Wireless home control system: A wireless home control system to perform wireless control operation of at least one home appliance through a control code includes a controlling integrated module and a signal transfer controller linking the home appliance and the controlling integrated module in a wireless transmission mode. The controlling integrated module includes a... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090322551 - Geographically agnostic wireless data communication system having wireless devices: A wireless data communication system suitable for use as a radio frequency (RF) locationing or presence detection system includes at least one wireless access device and at least one active RF tag corresponding to an item or asset of interest. The wireless access device is configured to transmit a locale... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (symbol)

20090322552 - Remote control device and remote control method: A remote control device includes a polyhedral housing, an operation section provided on each of a plurality of surfaces of the housing, a main operation surface determination signal generation section for generating a determination signal for setting one of the surfaces in a predetermined direction as a main operation surface... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090322553 - Electromagnetic wellbore telemetry system for tubular strings: A coaxial transmission line for an electromagnetic wellbore telemetry system is disclosed. An inner conductive pipe is disposed inside an axial bore of the outer conductive pipe. An insulator is positioned between the outer conductive pipe and the inner conductive pipe. In a specific embodiment, the inner conductive pipe is... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services

20090322554 - Determining electrical characteristics of an electrical cable: To characterize an electrical cable that is deployed in a well, a voltage input is applied to the electrical cable at an earth surface location, where the well extends from the earth surface location. A current response resulting from the voltage input is measured at the earth surface location. At... Agent: Schlumberger Ipc Attn: David Cate

20090322555 - Tip meter: A tip meter for providing real time customer satisfaction information to a server is provided. The tip meter displays a tip percentage identified by the customer. During the course of the service experience, the tip percentage is adjusted up or down depending on the customer's real time satisfaction. If the... Agent: Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C. The Davis Brown Tower

20090322556 - Transmission of utility data: Certain embodiments are directed at methods and systems for transmitting utility usage data using a public switched telephone network (“PSTN”). The methods and systems may include collecting utility usage data pertaining to a customer premises with a utility meter at the customer premises. The utility usage data may be transmitted... Agent: Qwest Communications International Inc.

20090322558 - Automatic alert playback upon recognition of a paired peripheral device: A system for providing alert information to a user of a vehicle comprising a telematics unit associated with the vehicle and further including a short range wireless interface. A mobile wireless device is paired with the vehicle via a pairing with the telematics unit. The mobile device further comprises a... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.

20090322557 - Miniature stimulating and sensing system: An electronic system for testing a material includes at least one module for mechanically mounting on the material. The module includes a signal generator for generating a signal generator signal. The module also includes a stimulus signal delivering device (SSDD) and an SSDD circuit for providing a device signal derived... Agent: James Marc Leas Law Office Of James Marc Leas

20090322559 - Warning sound direction detecting apparatus: A direction detecting apparatus is adapted for installation on a vehicle, and includes a first sound collecting unit, a second sound collecting unit, an identifying unit, a direction estimating unit, and a notifying unit. The first and second sound collecting units collect sounds from roads. The identifying unit identifies the... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090322560 - In-vehicle alert delivery maximizing communications efficiency and subscriber privacy: A system and method are provided for enhancing subscriber privacy while delivering location-based in-vehicle alerts to the subscribers of a mobile traffic reporting system by disassociating subscriber information from location information transmitted by a traffic probe vehicle. In various examples, the in-vehicle alerts include Flash Flood alerts, Hurricane alerts, Amber... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.

20090322562 - Traffic device for displaying a traffic sign: A traffic device is provided for showing a traffic sign on a carriageway along which a vehicle is able to drive. The traffic device has a projection apparatus for creating an optical projection of the traffic sign on the carriageway which is such that the projected traffic sign is perceivable... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090322561 - Traffic signals control system: A method of controlling traffic signals at a road intersection, which has a plurality of signal groups, each of which controls at least one direction of traffic within the intersection. The method comprises the steps of obtaining and utilising traffic data to calculate a current traffic state and the rate... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - Dc

20090322563 - Autonomous provisional smart traffic signal station: The present invention discloses a mode selectable autonomous provisional traffic signal station unit for establishing traffic control signal light units for mode selectable alternate traffic control configurations. The autonomous provisional traffic signal station further comprises a mode switch to engage unit logic to receive wireless broadcast protocol seeking a slave... Agent: Walt Froloff

20090322564 - Method and traffic control system for controlling traffic flows including hazardous material or abnormal load transportation units: Disclosed are a method and a traffic routing system for controlling traffic flows in which hazardous or special material is transported through safety-critical traffic zones such as tunnels, bridges or locks. In the method and traffic routing system, safety-relevant data is read with the help of a signal transmitter disposed... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090322565 - Method and device for providing assistance during a parking maneuver of a vehicle: A method is described for providing assistance during a parking maneuver of a vehicle, in particular of a motor vehicle, into a parking space, the parking space and a boundary object located in the area of the parking space being detected by a sensor array while the vehicle is driving... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090322566 - Pedestrian support system: Disclosed is a pedestrian support system that supports the movement of a pedestrian through the use of tags. This pedestrian support system comprises: a plurality of tags having an information storage unit and that are placed on a cable that extends over a traveled path; a guide device that is... Agent: Hanify & King Professional Corporation

20090322567 - Flight restriction zone detection and avoidance: A method, system and computer program product to detect and indicating TFR zone violations, potential TFR zone violations or TFR zones in vicinity of an aircraft and indicating measures to avoid or exit a TFR zone are provided. TFR zone information and an aircraft's position information are received. The aircraft's... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

  
12/24/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090315667 - Portable terminal: A mobile terminal (200) includes a terminal status detecting unit (400) which detects a first terminal status and a second terminal status, the first terminal status being a status of the mobile terminal (200) before a change in the mobile terminal (200) takes place, and the second terminal status being... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090315669 - Safety system: A safety system for alerting occupants of a fire or smoke occurring within a building in which the safety system includes a smoke detector associated with an electric door release mechanism of a locked door that is energised to unlock the door automatically in response to receiving a signal from... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

20090315668 - Wiring topology for a building with a wireless network: A power and control system for minimizing home-run power lines to fixtures located throughout a building and wirelessly controlling fixtures according to zones defined irrespective of their wiring. Less “pipe and box” is necessary when branch circuits are not used to define zones. A building may be wired in order... Agent: Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

20090315672 - Method of programming a wireless transmitter to a wireless receiver: A wireless remote control system includes a wireless receiver having a normal operating mode in which the wireless receiver may be actuated by a wireless transmitter programmed to the wireless receiver and a programming mode in which the receiver is placed to learn a new wireless transmitter and programming information... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C. / Lear Corporation

20090315673 - Rfid tag and operating method thereof: An RFID tag and a method of operating the RFID tag are provided. The RFID tag comprises a memory block that stores at least one predetermined authorization code associated with an RFID reader. In this method, according to the predetermined authorization code and an approval request transmitted from the RFID... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC

20090315671 - 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 the image acquisition device to transmit a command to the image acquisition device for controlling the image acquisition device in such a manner as to permit the image acquisition device to... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz Goodman & Chick, P.C.

20090315670 - Rfid enabled media system and method: A digital media playing system includes, in one embodiment, a digital video and/or audio media object, such as a portable digital media container adapted to hold one or more digital storage mediums, that includes a radio frequency identification tag containing RFID tag information. The digital media playing system also includes... Agent: Vedder Price PC

20090315674 - Image processing apparatus, method for controlling the same, and storage medium: A method for controlling an image processing apparatus configured to output image data includes accepting, from a user, selection about whether to permit inputting biometric information, and performing control such that outputting the image data is permitted in a case where the selection for permitting inputting the biometric information is... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090315675 - Information processing device and indication control method: According to one embodiment, an information processing device includes a fingerprint sensor installed in the housing, a first and second indicator modules installed in the housing, a determination module configured to control the first indicator module to change indication patterns according to whether the fingerprint sensor is usable, and determine... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090315677 - Container manifest integrity maintenance system and method: A system, method, and medium for tracking the contents of a container in which the items stored in the container are provided with radio frequency identification (“RFID”) tags, and a tracker affixed to the container periodically polls the items in the container to collect identification information. An electronic manifest, also... Agent: Ibm Corporation (rhf)

20090315680 - Field improving system provided with resonator: The present invention provides a system for improving communication statuses among a sensor, a tag and a non-contact type IC card for RFID (Radio Frequency Identification). In the present system, a resonator 8 is added to a sensor (Sensor) a tag T, or non-contact type IC card C. The resonator... Agent: James C. Wray

20090315679 - Location localization method and system: A location localization method and system. The method includes transmitting by an RFID tag reader, a request for locating a passive RFID tag in a facility. The RFID tag reader receives from a first group of active RFID tags, a first date/time associated with first data. The RFID tag reader... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts

20090315676 - Method and apparatus for coupling multiple microradios to an rfid tag antenna: Whether or not one utilizes direct DC coupling of the microradios to the antenna feed points or couples the RF energy from the dipoles associated with the spaced-apart contact pads on the microradio, in the subject invention one selects only those microradios that are within a certain variance of a... Agent: Bae Systems

20090315682 - Method for detecting an identification object in a vehicle: The invention relates to a method for detecting an identification object in an area (ZO) around an antenna device. The invention is characterised in that it comprises the following steps in which: a calibration signal (S_CAL) is emitted in the direction of the antenna device in order to determine a... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20090315681 - Multi-modal transponder and method and apparatus to detect same: An integral detection and identification system for detecting and identifying an object includes an identification transponder and a presence/absence transponder. The identification transponder includes a first inductive winding wound about a core and electrically coupled to an integrated circuit to transmit an identification signal in response to receipt of an... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090315678 - Rfid-based enterprise intelligence: An “RFID-Based Inference Platform” provides various techniques for using RFID tags in combination with other enterprise sensors to track users and objects, infer their interactions, and provide these inferences for enabling further applications. Specifically, observations are collected from combinations of RFID tag reads and other enterprise sensors including electronic calendars,... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090315683 - Analog rfid system: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for an analog RFID system. A radio frequency identification (RFID) device includes an antenna linked to an integrated circuit, the integrated circuit comprising tag circuitry and analog modulation circuitry, a device linked to the integrated circuit, the device generating an analog signal output,... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing

20090315685 - Methods and systems for rfid tag geographical location using beacon tags and listening tags: RFID method and system are provided. A reader transmits a reader signal to beacon tags and a listening tag. The beacon tags transmit beacon signals including a beacon identification and a beacon distance to the reader. The listening tag receives the beacon signals. Neighbor distances are calculated for the beacon... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Europe

20090315686 - Rfid tag using encrypted value: A permanent ID can be read off of an RFID chip of an RFID tag. The permanent ID can be combined with a seed value to form a combined value. The combined value can be encrypted to form an encrypted value. This encrypted value can be stored on the RFID... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20090315684 - Cui-tagged catheter devices and system: A hand-held scanner appliance is employed to capture and display status of various types of catheter devices that have been inserted in hospital patients. The nurse scans his or her staff ID coded device, then scans the patient's ID wrist bracelets, and scans a catheter-unique identification coded tag on the... Agent: Bernhard P. Molldrem, Jr.

20090315687 - Method and apparatus for computer communication using audio signals: An acoustic communication device includes a computer device having an acoustic transmitter and/or an acoustic receiver. A signal processing module processes sound signals such that the transmitter and/or receiver are employed to permit acoustic communication between computer devices using sound signals.... Agent: Tutunjian & Bitetto, P.C.

20090315688 - Method and system for processing audio signals for handset vibration: Aspects of a method and system for processing audio signals for handset vibration are provided. In this regard, an electronic device may control vibrations generated by a vibration transducer based on audio signals processed by the electronic device. The vibration transducer may be started and/or stopped based on the audio... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090315689 - Vibration assembly for portable electronic device: A vibrating device for portable electronic device includes a frame, a main circuit board, a motor and a secondary circuit board. The frame defines a recess and a receiving hole. The main circuit board is fixed in the recess of the frame. The motor is fixed in the receiving hole... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090315690 - Portable terminal: A portable terminal and method of providing tactile sensation responsive to user touching at the portable terminal is provided. The portable terminal includes a housing disposed beneath a touch screen display, such that the housing is configured to impact the touch screen display in response to a user input impressed... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey

20090315691 - Immobilizer for shopping carts: To generally prevent people from being able to take out and move shopping carts from shopping cart parking areas at times when the store is not open, the blocking devices on the shopping carts are activated when the shopping carts are parked in shopping cart parking areas when the store... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090315692 - Wireless bicycle communication device: A wireless bicycle communication device includes a bracket, an electronic switch, an antenna, a wiring assembly and a radio communication unit. The electronic switch is coupled to the bracket and configured to generate switching signals. The antenna is supported to an antenna receiving portion of the bracket. The wiring assembly... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20090315693 - Overhead obstacle avoidance system: A collision avoidance system for use with vehicles includes a sensor mounted on a moving vehicle, wherein the sensor is operative to measure the distance between an overhead obstacle ahead of the vehicle and the sensor itself; a processor connected to the sensor; means for determining a reference height which... Agent: Mcnees Wallace & Nurick LLC

20090315695 - Motor vehicle: A motor vehicle is provided having a wireless interface to a mobile terminal, a storage unit in which information about vehicle functions is stored, and a control unit, which is set up such that information about terminal functions is transmitted from the terminal to the control unit via the wireless... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090315694 - Piezoelectric triggering mechanism: A piezoelectric triggering mechanism (10) includes a piezoelectric element (12), such as the transducer of a SAW device, that is configured to crack or break upon being subjected to excessive levels of mechanical force or other triggering mechanisms, thus generating a burst of electromagnetic energy. The large impulse of energy... Agent: Dority & Manning, PA & Michelin North America, Inc

20090315696 - Maintenance of proper tire inflation pressure thru active material actuation: An adaptive tire utilizing active material actuation to sense and/or modify an excessive and/or low inflation pressure, so as to autonomously maintain proper inflation pressure.... Agent: Slj, LLC

20090315697 - Circuit arrangement for a tire pressure warning device and tire pressure detecting method implemented using the tire pressure warning device: A tire pressure warning device having a detection circuit is mounted to an inflation valve on every tire of a car to implement tire pressure detection. First, a microprocessing controller in the detection circuit sends a tire location ID assigned to every tire to a signal receiving circuit provided in... Agent: Chih Feng Yeh Brian M. Mcinnis

20090315698 - Systems and methods for diagnosing battery voltage mis-reporting: Systems and methods for diagnosing battery voltage misreporting is described. According to various embodiments, battery voltage may be monitored with respect to a state of charge and/or time. Based on this monitored information, battery charge state data may be generated by computing time derivatives of the monitored battery voltage across... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090315699 - Home security system using an ad-hoc wireless mesh and method thereof: An automation and security system includes a plurality of communication nodes configuring one or more ad-hoc mesh networks. The communication nodes are operatively coupled with at least one of an automation device and/or a security device. The automation and/or the security device senses the occurrence of a situation and communicates... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab

20090315700 - Dual transformer communication interface: A power line communication device comprises a plurality of transformers in series. These transformers are used to increase the voltage of a digitally encoded signal in a stepwise fashion prior to being coupled into a power line. While a transmit path includes at least a first transformer and a second... Agent: Peters Verny , L.L.P.

20090315702 - Medication dispenser: Disclosed is a method for providing medication according to a preset schedule, the method comprising: providing a disposable medication dispenser containing medication to a user; connecting one dispenser monitor to said medication dispenser; monitoring a state of said medication with said monitor; providing, via said monitor, signals with respect to... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis

20090315701 - Sensing circuit board communications module assembly: Methods, devices, and systems for electronic wireless communication in circuits for monitoring one or more activities of an individual are disclosed. One circuit board assembly embodiment includes a carrier board portion having a module contact pattern to electrically connect a module, selected from a plurality of different module types each... Agent: Brooks, Cameron & Huebsch , PLLC

20090315703 - Physical security device: A security device paired with a user's cell phone is operable by either a trigger or an accelerometer. The device includes visual and audio alarms, a prerecorded message and an audio recording of the ambient noise. Depression of the trigger will spray mace onto an attacker, activate the alarms and... Agent: Erickson, Kernell, Derusseau & Kleypas, LLC

20090315706 - Adaptable user interface for monitoring location tracking devices out of gps monitoring range: A system for monitoring objects and individuals. In this system, a monitoring station is remotely accessible through a user interface. The interface is adapted to provide a visually cognizable rendering of an area and a tool useful for selecting at least a portion of said area, and to communicate a... Agent: Robert F. Gazdzinski, Esq. Gazdzinski & Associates

20090315705 - Apparatus and method for controlling location alarm in portable terminal: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method that can control a location alarm in a portable terminal. The apparatus can operate in multiples modes. The apparatus can determine whether set location information exists, and can check if location information corresponding to a current location of the apparatus exists.... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20090315704 - Method and integrated system for tracking luggage: The present invention provides a luggage finder that uses navigation system technology to locate baggage. A navigation system beacon device (NSBD) is stored in, on or near a luggage item, and is turned off and on respectively by an accelerometer during take-off and landing of aircraft, such that the transmitted... Agent: Patent Correspondence Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

20090315711 - Digital frame and power saving method thereof: A power saving method for a digital frame is provided, wherein the digital frame includes a sensor for object detection within a specific area near the digital frame. When no entity is detected by the sensor within the specific area for a predetermined time period, the digital frame automatically switches... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC

20090315708 - Method and system for limiting audio output in audio headsets: Aspects of a method and system for limiting an audio signal output in an audio device are provided. An exposure meter may provide measurements of SPL values of the audio signal. When a volume or exposure level of the audio signal may approach or exceed a specified limit, the audio... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090315707 - Real-time rectangular-wave transmitting metal detector platform with user selectable transmission and reception properties: A highly flexible real-time metal detector platform which has a detection capability for different targets and applications, where the operator is able to alter synchronous demodulation multiplication functions to select different types or mixtures of different types to be applied to different synchronous demodulators, and also different waveforms of the... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP

20090315710 - Signal processing system and components thereof: The invention relates to a signal processing system and to individual components of said system. The aim of the invention is to provide solutions which make it possible to solve a number of sensor problems in a cost-effective manner within a limited space with relatively little circuitry. To this end,... Agent: K.f. Ross P.C.

20090315709 - Usb fingerprint scanner with led indicators: A universal serial bus (USB) fingerprint scanner includes a control module for detecting and controlling the transmission of signals, a fingerprint scanning module coupled to the control module for detecting fingerprints and transmitting fingerprint signals to the control module, a USB connector coupled to the control module for connecting the... Agent: Byip, Ltd.

20090315712 - Surveillance method and system using object based rule checking: Surveillance method and system for monitoring a location. One ore more sensors, e.g. camera's, are used to acquire sensor data from the location. The sensor data is processed in order to obtain an extracted object list, including object attributes. A number of virtual objects, such as a virtual fence, are... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090315713 - Message leaving system and method for digital photo frame: A message leaving system for digital photo frame (DPF) is provided. The message leaving system includes a message recording unit configured to record a message in the DPF, a detecting sensor initiated by information sent from the message recording unit to detect human presence after a predetermined detecting time period... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090315715 - Interactive desk unit: Various embodiments include an apparatus comprising a master control unit, one or more output devices coupled to the master control unit, the one or more output devices operable to provide observable outputs in at least one room, the master control unit operable to control one or more parameters of the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090315714 - Tracking, identification, and security system for a portable device: A system for providing security for an electronic device comprising an embeddable security device and a remote portable device. In operation, when the embeddable security device and the remote portable device are proximate to each other, the embeddable security component will not trigger an external alarm system. However, when the... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090315716 - Identification band using serpentine paths to detect tampering: A tamper-resistant RFID wristband that becomes permanently disabled upon tampering. The wristband includes a plurality of holes for snugly securing the band to a wearer, an RFID circuit, and an electrically conductive loop disposed in the band. The RFID circuit and the conductive loop are electrically coupled to form a... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20090315718 - Rfid inlay structure and method of manufacturing rfid inlay structure: RFID tags each having an antenna partially raised from a surface of an underlying object by use of embossments in the RFID inlay base structure. Also disclosed are methods of forming the RFID tags and an RFID system utilizing the RFID tags.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090315717 - Tracking rfid objects with integrated communication link: A wireless system (101) includes a plurality of objects (106). The wireless system includes a controller 102 and a radio frequency identification (RFID) read-write (RW) device (103, 104, 105). Each of the objects includes an RFED device (107) and a transceiver (108). An object and methods of tracking objects are... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090315719 - Fall accident detection apparatus and method: Provided are a fall accident detection apparatus and method capable of detecting frequent falling accidents in daily lives of old, feeble or invalid pedestrians in real time and notifying a fall control server of the falling accidents in order to actively prepare for possible secondary accidents by falls. The fall... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090315720 - Self-powered rfid tag activated by a fluid and method for using such rfid tags: In a second state, whenever the monitored fluid appears on the tagged object, a fluid activated battery generates the electrical power which is used to power the RFID tag. The RFID tag then acts as an active RFID tag and starts to emit messages (an alert for instance) which can... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090315721 - Back bend sensor: A trainable back bend monitor system for use by individuals that will monitor and sense bending as it occurs and where a threshold level of bending can be set so that the individual will be warned when that predetermined threshold, unique to that individual, has been reached so that the... Agent: Davidson Berquist Jackson & Gowdey LLP

20090315722 - Multi-wavelength video image fire detecting system: To eliminate the drawbacks of false alarm problems due to mimic flame features of sunlight or moonlight reflecting on wave or mimic flame features of fabrics, animals or stage flames and alarm failures of methanol or ethanol burning flames or flames under a high illumination background condition, a multi-wavelength video... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090315723 - Optical system and method for detecting optical system obscuration in a vehicle: An optical system is proposed which is configured to detect an obscuration of the optical components and to optionally initiate measures, which either warn the driver and/or activate a heater which reduces the detected obscuration of the image. The system is controlled by a method for detecting an obscuration, which... Agent: Reising Ethington P.C.

20090315726 - Fire sensor, fire detection system, fire suppression system, and combinations thereof: A combination fire detection and fire suppression system may include a fire detection system configured to detect an undesirably high temperature associated with an area. The fire detection system may include a temperature sensor including a temperature sensor array and a fire alerting system associated with the temperature sensor. The... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090315724 - Programmable mit sensor using the abrupt mit device, and alarm apparatus and secondary battery anti-explosion circuit including the mit sensor: Provided are an abrupt MIT device with variable MIT temperature or voltage, an MIT sensor using the abrupt MIT device, and an alarm apparatus and a secondary battery anti-explosion circuit including the MIT sensor The MIT device includes an abrupt MIT layer undergoing an abrupt MIT at a transition temperature... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090315725 - Universal wireless transceiver: A wireless transceiver includes a microprocessor for processing signals and communication circuitry coupled to the microprocessor. The communication circuitry includes input/output circuitry for receiving signals from a plurality of wireless devices over a wireless communication path, for providing the signals to the microprocessor, and for transmitting processed signals from the... Agent: Michaud-duffy Group LLP

20090315727 - Apparatus for determining the temperature of a medium: An apparatus for determining the temperature of a medium, in particular of a foodstuff, including a wireless transmitter, a temperature sensor, and a reception and evaluation means which is provided outside the transmitter. In order to make the apparatus more universally usable, and in order to allow a more precise... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20090315728 - Method of reducing sensor corrosion in absorbent articles: Methods of reducing sensor corrosion include providing a monitor adapted to electrically connect with a wetness sensor integrated with an absorbent article. The wetness sensor has a first conductor and a second conductor and the monitor includes programming instructions that, when the monitor is attached and activated, repetitively execute a... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20090315729 - Method and system for preventing misfueling: The methods and system of the present invention provide for a means of preventing the introduction of incorrect fuel type into an engine. Data is transmitted wirelessly from a fuel storage apparatus to at least one receiver. In part, the selected data comprises the type of fuel that is required... Agent: Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP Attn. Michael A. Davitz

20090315730 - Method and apparatus for displaying battery fault notifications on wireless devices: A battery pack for a mobile device, a method for processing fault notifications for a mobile device, and a mobile device for processing fault notifications are described. The battery pack comprises a housing, at least one battery cell within the housing, and a memory accessible by an application of the... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP

20090315731 - Residual-current circuit breaker: A residual-current circuit breaker includes at least one summation current transformer through which at least one first lead and one second lead of a network to be protected are guided. At least one secondary winding is arranged on the summation current transformer and operatively connected at least indirectly with at... Agent: Henry M Feiereisen, LLC Henry M Feiereisen

20090315732 - Residual-current circuit breaker: A residual-current circuit breaker includes at least one summation current transformer through which a first lead and a second lead of a network to be protected are guided. At least one secondary winding is arranged on the summation current transformer and operatively connected, at least indirectly, with an energy storage... Agent: Henry M Feiereisen, LLC Henry M Feiereisen

20090315733 - Activity windowing: Methods, devices, and systems for monitoring a number of recurrent activities of an individual are disclosed. One method for monitoring a recurrent activity of an individual using activity windowing includes recording a number of sensor activations of at least one sensor, determining a number of peaks in the number of... Agent: Brooks, Cameron & Huebsch , PLLC

20090315734 - Electronic pen with automatically retractable nib: An electronic pen for interacting with a surface. The pen comprises a retractable cartridge having a nib, an automatic retraction mechanism for automatically retracting the cartridge, and a processor for controlling the automatic retraction mechanism. The processor is configured to automatically retract the cartridge in response to predetermined pen conditions.... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090315735 - Patient flow management and analysis using location tracking: A patient flow system and method manages patients in a medical facility by tagging patients, medical staff, and medical assets with wireless locator tags, and assigning a patient flow pattern to each patient. As the patient moves throughout the medical facility, the patient tag sends location information to a management... Agent: Richard C. Kim Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090315736 - Stand-alone miniaturised communication module: A device for continuous measurement of the forces acting upon a movable compressible playable object is provided with at least one transmitter communicating with at least one receiver outside the movable object. The at least one receiver transforms signals received and evaluates them online. The movable compressible playable object, for... Agent: Stevens & Showalter LLP

20090315737 - Combination rental vehicle and parking space management system: The object of the present invention is a rental vehicle fleet management system (V) that includes a server (S) connected (10) to a rental terminal (Bi), which manages a set of parking spaces (Pij), distinguished by the fact that the user carries a communicator (30) that contains an active UHF... Agent: Holland & Hart, LLP

20090315738 - Location of a motor vehicle in a car park: A method for location of a motor vehicle in a parking lot is provided. The method permits recording and display of a parking space of a motor vehicle in a parking lot. A video image analysis is carried out so that the number plate of the motor vehicle can be... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090315739 - System for displaying required navigation performance on a horizonatal situation indicator: A display system is provided that renders a horizontal situation indicator that includes required navigation performance (RNP) and estimated position uncertainty (EPU) values rendered non-numerically and in a fairly intuitive manner. A processor receives at least data representative of a desired course of the aircraft, data representative of the RNP... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

  
12/17/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090309692 - Method for parameterizing a process automation field device by simulating the acyclic services: In a method for parametering a field device of process automation technology, wherein the field device is connected via a bus system with a control unit, parameter values are packaged in telegrams of cyclic services and transmitted to the field device whose parameter values are to be changed. No acyclic... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090309693 - Center pivot irrigation system diagnostic tool: A diagnostic tool for an agricultural field irrigation system that has a control panel including at least depressible operating switches for controlling the operation of the system includes a wireless transmitter, a wireless receiver and an actuator. The wireless transmitter is configured to selectively encode and transmit an encoded signal,... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20090309696 - Vehicle function restriction system: A vehicle function restriction system for installation in a vehicle. The vehicle includes a master key allowed to activate any function of the vehicle. The system includes a valet key mounted in the vehicle and configured to dismountable from the vehicle to be lent to a person to whom the... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.

20090309697 - System and method for programming keys to vehicle to establish primary and secondary drivers: In at least one embodiment, a method for programming keys to a vehicle to establish primary keys and secondary keys to control vehicle functionality is disclosed. The method comprises receiving a key identification signal from a first key. The method further comprises generating a key status signal indicative of whether... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl

20090309698 - Single-channel multi-factor authentication: Systems and methods for authenticating electronic transactions are provided. The authentication methods employ a combination of security features. These security features can be based, for example, on unique knowledge of the person being authenticated, unique personal features and attributes of the person, the ability of the person to respond, and... Agent: Peters Verny , L.L.P.

20090309699 - Apparatus for access control, and read/write device: In an access control device including a lock with a locking element, an actuating element for the locking element, an electronic key, a receiver unit for receiving key identification data and an evaluation circuit for determining access authorization based on the received identification data, the evaluation circuit cooperates with the... Agent: Chapman And Cutler

20090309694 - Remote identification equipped self-service monetary item handling device: An electronic process to capture, track and monitor unique identifying information regarding automated teller machine (ATM) deposits. ATMs equipped with radio-frequency identification (RFID) or other remote identification technology may enable the electronic transfer of key data elements to general ledger and asset tracking processing systems.... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd Attorneys For Client Number 007131

20090309695 - Computing system and computer-implemented method for a multi-card system: A computer-implemented method for a multi-card system is provided. An inserted card detects the operational status of cards of the same type. The inserted card will be in standby status when inserted card finds an active card of the same type. If the inserted card does not find any active... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090309700 - Authentication apparatus, image sensing apparatus, authentication method and program therefor: The authentication apparatus calculates authenticities based upon similarity between detected face image data and a plurality of items of registered face image data prepared beforehand. In accordance with the calculated authenticities, the apparatus causes a display unit to display, as the result of authentication, either a registered name indicating registered... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente

20090309701 - Computer based credit card: A digital computer-based credit card ensuring a high level of security, which prevents unauthorized use, including a magnetic strip, a biometric sensor such as a fingerprint scanner and identifier, displays and indications means, a power source, and a microcomputer, all of which enable application of operation methods including use of... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

20090309702 - Personal authentication apparatus and personal authentication method: A personal authentication apparatus comprises an input unit configured to input image data; a face detection unit configured to detect a face region of a person included in the image data input by the input unit, and to detect feature data from the detected face region; a facial expression determination... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente

20090309704 - Methods and systems for rfid reader power management: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for managing power consumed by an RFID reader are described. Such methods, systems and apparatuses can include, for example, controlling RFID reader power levels by detecting proximity to an RFID tagged object, by motion detection of RFID readers and tags. Using internal and/or external sensor modules,... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20090309706 - Radio frequency identification system with improved accuracy and detection efficiency in presence of clutter: A technique that improves performance of passive backscatter RFID tags such as mitigation of read error in presence of clutter, provide enhanced range, speed up anti-collision reading, provide increased throughput etc. The technique utilizes amplitude and phase modulation at the tag and a compensation algorithm at the RFID reader without... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090309703 - Rfid device with conductive loop shield: A radio frequency identification (RFID) device includes a conductive loop shield for a loop antenna. The shield may overlap the conductive loop antenna. The preferred frequency of operation may be a frequency or range of frequencies within the ultra high frequency (UHF) range of frequencies. The conductive loop shield provides... Agent: Avery Dennison Corporation Amanda Wittine

20090309705 - Rfid tag: A radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag includes a battery that stores therein electricity and supplies the electricity to the RFID tag, an antenna that receives radio waves transmitted from a reader/writer, an electricity generating unit that generates electricity based on the radio waves received by the antenna, and supplies the electricity... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090309707 - Automatic optimization of hfsi warning thresholds based on actual service interval statistics: If the device-specific maintenance rate statistics is higher than the average maintenance rate statistics, method embodiments herein alter replacement warning thresholds for components of the device by extending the replacement warning thresholds to produce modified replacement warning thresholds. If the specific device incurs unscheduled maintenance visits more often than average,... Agent: Gibb Intellectual Property Law Firm, LLC

20090309708 - Communication system and receiver used in communication system: A communication system is provided comprising a living body-side electrode which primarily capacitively couples with a living body, an environment-side electrode which primarily capacitively couples with an external environment, and a circuit board on which a circuit which processes a signal which is output from at least one of the... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090309709 - Vehicle security and monitoring system: A vehicle monitoring system includes a communication subsystem configured to provide two-way wireless communication, and a controller mounted in a vehicle and configured to receive data indicative of a location of the vehicle and to control the communication subsystem to transmit the data indicative of the vehicle location toward a... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090309710 - Vehicle vicinity monitoring system: The primary lighting device 4 directs light upon shadows cast within the imaging field of the image-capturing device 3 as a result of the illumination device being illuminated. The secondary lighting device 4 is a lighting device for projecting light in a prescribed pattern within the imaging field of the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090309711 - Methods and systems for configuring mobile devices using sensors: Methods and systems enable selection of a theme for implementation on a computing device based on sensor data. The computing device can include a variety of sensors including sensors capable of sensing ambient temperature, light, and sound, as well as geographic position, for example. Data collected by a sensor is... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090309712 - Pattern-driven communication architecture: A method, system and computer program product for communicating pattern data is presented. A graphical event pattern is sent to an interconnected array of intelligent sensors. When intelligent sensors in the interconnected array determine that an event has occurred, the graphical event pattern is sent to a user. Thereafter, any... Agent: Law Office Of Jim Boice

20090309715 - Contact-less card reader having associated campaign encrypting/decrypting means and associated campaign processing means: The present invention relates to a contact-less card reader having associated campaign encrypting/decrypting means and associated campaign processing means, in order to process the associated campaign, wherein the associated campaign encrypting/decrypting means are for proceeding security control process of the associated campaign to verify the contact-less card after the card... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090309714 - System and method for activating electromechanical systems using flexible intelligent radio frequency modules: A system for activating electromechanical systems of a vehicle, including at least one first flexible intelligent radio frequency module mounted on the vehicle, for receiving wireless communications signals; at least one second flexible intelligent radio frequency module mounted on the vehicle, for receiving wireless communications signals from a transponder, at... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP

20090309713 - System and method for activating vehicular electromechanical systems using rf communications and voice commands received from a user positioned locally external to a vehicle: A system and method for activating electromechanical systems of a vehicle may include at least one antenna coupled to a vehicle and configured to receive wireless communications signals. At least one microphone may be coupled to the vehicle and configured to receive sounds external to the vehicle. A control unit... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP

20090309720 - Apparatus for the detection of the stacked state of a container: A device for detecting the stacked state of a container comprises a solar unit (1) that is connected to a charging unit (4) which supplies power to a locating device (7). The locating device (7) includes a transmitter (8) and a receiver (9) that communicate with a control center. A... Agent: Milde & Hoffberg, LLP

20090309721 - Control and monitoring system: When a system operator selects a message to be analyzed from among a plurality of messages listed in a state change list displayed on an HMI unit, a monitoring target is identified from the selected message and all other messages that correspond to the same monitoring target are automatically searched.... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090309717 - Device that includes a motion sensing circuit: A dispensing device includes a dispenser configured to dispense a volatile material, a sensor configured to detect an environmental condition, and a nonlinear circuit element coupled to the sensor to establish a bias point. A voltage level at the bias point varies nonlinearly with respect to a current that flows... Agent: S.c. Johnson & Son, Inc.

20090309716 - System and method to provide intelligent lighting through registration and execution logic: The present disclosure is a system and method to control illumination within a data center, so as to efficiently light areas only when necessary. A path of low level light created between the entrance of the data center and the location of the required machine to access may be provided.... Agent: Ibm Corporation (accsp) C/o Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20090309718 - Systems and methods associated with projecting in response to conformation: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods that are related to projection.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090309719 - Wine cellar alarm system: A notification device includes wine cellar temperature and humidity sensors, a processing device, an alarm and an automatic telephone dialer that notifies designated recipients when wine cellar temperature and humidity values are outside of preset limits.... Agent: Kleinberg & Lerner, LLP

20090309722 - Tamper-indicating monetary package: A monetary package capable of detecting and communicating tampering is described. The monetary package may comprise a container having a volume configured to hold monetary items such as currency, checks, and negotiable instruments, a sensor configured to detect an opening of the container, a device coupled to the sensor and... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd Attorneys For Client Number 007131

20090309723 - Public distress beacon and method of use thereof: An automatic alerting apparatus and method, is herein disclosed, which audibly signals neighbors when a house or building door has not been opened in the previous twenty-four (24) hours. The system comprises a plurality of contacts aligned in a parallel connection on the exterior doors of a residence. The contacts... Agent: Montgomery Patent And Design, LLC

20090309724 - Intrusion detection system for underground/above ground applications using radio frequency identification transponders: The present invention is directed to an underground as well as above ground system and method of determining the intrusion into a security zone. One or more transceivers would transmit a unique electromagnetic signal which would power a response from one or more RFID transponders. Each of the transponders would... Agent: Hoffman, Wasson & Gitler, P.C.

20090309725 - Systems and methods for security breach detection: A system for detecting and classifying a security breach may include at least one sensor configured to detect seismic vibration from a source, and to generate an output signal that represents the detected seismic vibration. The system may further include a controller that is configured to extract a feature vector... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

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20090309728 - Object detection method and object detection system: An object detection method is executed by an object detection system for detecting data corresponding to a specific object in data received from sensors. The system includes a plurality of monitors, an application device, and a data accumulator. The method includes the followings. The application device specifies reference data corresponding... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20090309726 - System for tracking the location of components, assemblies, and sub-assemblies in a medical instrument: A system and method for the tracking of medical instrument, components, assemblies, and sub-assemblies thereof, and maintenance information relating to the foregoing. According to the system, radio frequency identification tags are attached to or affixed on the medical instrument itself for the purpose of locating, identifying, monitoring, tracking the medical... Agent: Paul D. Yasger Abbott Laboratories

20090309729 - Monetary package security during transport through cash supply chain: An armored carrier or other transport entity may scan a remotely-readable identification tag, such as a radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag, of each monetary package being picked up and/or delivered. The scanner used by the armored carrier may notify the armored carrier if one of the monetary packages goes out of... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd Attorneys For Client Number 007131

20090309733 - Identification tags, objects adapted to be identified, and related methods, devices and systems: An identification tag for identifying an object to which the identification tag may be attached or in which the tag may be embedded, as well as to objects that are adapted to be identified. The invention also relates to reading devices for reading identification features that are located in an... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090309734 - Intelligent system and method to monitor object movement: A network including a processor and a plurality of signposts and readers are configured to implement a set of rules to monitor movement and location of a tagged asset. A rule can be represented by a hash table and can relate to tag movement, a facility attribute, or an asset... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090309731 - Method and system for tracking objects using global positioning system (gps) receiver built in the active radio frequency id (rfid) receiver: A method and system for tracking objects using Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver built in the Active Radio Frequency ID (RFID) receiver. The method comprises the steps of determining the position of the object using GPS receiver, detecting the object in a small range using an active RFID, sending the... Agent: White-welker & Welker, LLC

20090309730 - System and method of monitoring modules of printing machines utilizing rfid tags: A module monitoring system and related method includes a plurality of nodes and a server component. Each node of the plurality of nodes is in operative communication with a network and with at least one RFID attached to a module. Each node of the plurality of nodes is a node... Agent: Xerox Corporation (cdfs)

20090309732 - Wireless tracking system and method with tag removal detection: A wireless tracking system and method with a tag removal detection feature is disclosed herein. The system and method utilize a tag attached to an asset which includes a processor, a motion sensor (such as an accelerometer), a transceiver, a tag removal sensor and a power source having a limited... Agent: Clause Eight Intell. Prop. Service

20090309736 - Multifunction contactless electronic tag for goods: A system for managing the inventory of articles in a sales outlet, warehouse or production center. The system includes a computer and radioelectric network including a plurality of tags, each attached to an article and comprising a transceiver, an RFID chip and three antennae. The network also includes a computerized... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090309735 - Rfid tag assembly and method of managing a race: A race management system which includes an RFID tag located between an inner and outer layer and is removably secured to a participant's bib through a mounting film. The inner layer is secured to a second inner layer having at least one fold line and an adhesive portion outward of... Agent: Sand & Sebolt

20090309737 - Reader apparatus: Reader apparatus for receiving data from a transponder in the body of a patient, for example a femoral nail. The apparatus includes an antenna which can be varied in size and shape to fit patients, the size and shape of whose bodies vary significantly. A variable impedance unit is included... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090309738 - Animal deterrent mat: An animal deterrent mat with animal detection capability. The animal deterrent mat produces a detection pulse that is attenuated when an object makes contact with the animal deterrent mat. The animal deterrent mat monitors the amplitude of the detection pulse and compares the measured detection pulse amplitude to one or... Agent: Pitts And Brittian P C

20090309739 - Detecting and notifying of drowning conditions in a swimmer: A life saving device, system and method arranged for detecting drowning conditions and pre-conditions in a swimmer within a body of water. The device comprises at least one movement sensor, an optical sensor and a pulse sensor wherein all sensors being in direct communication with the swimmer's body and further... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis

20090309740 - Switchable strobe lens: An alarm system notification device that comprises a single strobe, an input selector, and a controller is disclosed. The single strobe may be configured to operate at a first wavelength band in a first configuration and at a second wavelength band in a second configuration, the first wavelength band being... Agent: Gerald M. Bluhm Tyco Safety Products

20090309741 - Thermal detection system and detection method thereof: A thermal detection method comprises steps of providing a rotation device, disposing a thermal sensor on the rotation device, rotating the rotation device, and using the thermal sensor to detect a temperature of an object without contacting the object. A thermal detection system comprises a rotation device and a thermal... Agent: Michael W. Taylor

20090309742 - Disaster alert display (dad) emergency and natural disaster warning system that automatically detects if people are caught in an emergency or disaster, determines if they are ok, and notifies their emergency contacts: One embodiment of an emergency alert system consisting of a data collector (102) that collects data from one or more data sources, a website (103) that collects information from customers, a central database (114) that stores all the information in the system, an alert engine (115) that figures out what... Agent: Disaster Alert Display, Inc.

20090309743 - Retractor device for smoke alarm and similar safety devices: A smoke alarm system has a housing containing a system that provides at least an audio signal when smoke is detected (e.g., a standard smoke detector). There may also be a connection plate and a support system associated with the connection plate and attached to the housing. The support system... Agent: Mark A. Litman & Associates, P.A.

20090309744 - System and method of detecting air pollution, route-planning method applied to said detection system, and warning method of air pollution: Provided are a system and method for detecting air pollution, characterized by using an air pollution detecting device for detecting air pollutants, using a positioning device for locating the air pollution detecting device, and enabling a data transmission device to transmit air pollution data and position data to a data... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090309745 - System and method for accessing diagnostic information: A technique is provided for accessing diagnostic information in an electronic device. In accordance with this technique, a system is provided for determining diagnostic information about a power source. In one embodiment, the system provides an interface to provide access to the diagnostic information. The system may further provide a... Agent: Apple Inc. C/o Fletcher Yoder, PC

20090309746 - System and method for detecting power supply error of electronic device and electronic device: An electronic device powered by a primary power source includes a switch, a first detection unit, a second detection unit, a warning unit and a secondary power source. The switch is configured for connecting and disconnecting the primary power source and the electronic device. The first detection unit is configured... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090309747 - Tongue operated magnetic sensor systems and methods: A method of tracking movement, position, or both of a tongue of a subject. The method includes positioning a tracer unit on the tongue of the subject in a non-obstructively manner; positioning a sensor system in proximity to the tongue carrying the tracer unit; calibrating the sensor system relative to... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP Bank Of America Plaza

20090309748 - System and method for displaying and managing electronic menus: Systems and methods display and manage wireless electronic menus that are capable of connecting to a computer terminal, a server and/or a database via one or more communication networks. The systems are capable of managing wireless electronic menus within a single site establishment or within multi-site establishments. The menus have... Agent: Norris, Mclaughlin & Marcus, P.A.

20090309749 - Utility network interface device with visual indication of network connectivity: A network interface device includes a transceiver capable of connecting a utility meter to a wireless network, and a visual indicator capable of displaying a status of a connection between the utility meter and the wireless network. The visual indicator can be an LED, whose display state indicates the status... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090309750 - Method for operating an rfid network: The invention relates to a method for operating an RFID network consisting of a number of read-write stations (1, 2, 3, 11, N0-N17), for which a reader service signal (9, 105) is modulated onto a read-write signal that is required to process a number of electronic labels (6). According to... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20090309751 - Electronic device controlling system and control signal transmitting device: An electronic device is provided which executes a function useful in that place without a user in possession of the electronic device being intentional, and which does not receive a signal without providing a special setting if the function is not useful even if the place and the device are... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090309752 - Object locating system having remote control locator: An object locating system comprises a remote control locator and an electronic device. The remote control locator includes a start button, and an electromagnetic-wave emitter. The electromagnetic-wave emitter is configured to emit electromagnetic wave by activation of the start button. The electronic device includes a battery, an electromagnetic detecting unit,... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090309753 - Self-aligning vehicular transmitter system: A method is provided for self-aligning a transmitting frequency between a portable transceiving device and a base station transceiving device. A test signal is transmitted from one of a portable or base station transceiving devices to the other of the portable or base station transceiving devices. The test signal has... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC

20090309755 - System and method for remotely monitoring and controlling a water meter: A meter that monitors usage of a water distribution system by a client is provided. The meter includes a wireless communications system operable to communicatively couple the meter to a wireless network to provide two-way communication between the meter and the wireless network; a calibration system operable to calibrate the... Agent: Winstead PC

20090309756 - Techniques for limiting demand from an electricity meter with an installed relay: An electricity meter capable of performing a method for limiting an electricity load in communication with the electricity meter is disclosed. The electricity meter includes at least one load control and the electricity meter has one or more predetermined time-of-use tiers. Each of the one or more predetermined time-of-use tiers... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20090309754 - Wireless current transformer: The present disclosure describes a system for monitoring energy data having at least one wireless current transformer, a metering circuit configured to receive an analog signal from the current transformer and to calculate energy data, a wireless transmitter unit in circuit with the metering circuit which is configured to transmit... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20090309758 - Gps-generated traffic information: Disclosed herein is a traveler information monitoring and dissemination system. The system disclosed herein provides real time information to a traveler, wherein the real time information may be pre-selected by the traveler. The system ensures consistent and quality data are produced and issued to the traveler.... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP

20090309757 - Real time traffic aide: A system and method for providing real-time traffic information using a wireless vehicle-to-vehicle communications network. A vehicle includes a plurality of sensors that detect other vehicles around the vehicle. The wireless communications system on the vehicle uses the sensor signals to calculate a traffic condition index that identifies traffic information... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20090309760 - Apparatus and method for locating, identifying and tracking vehicles in a parking area: A method for use in the management of vehicle parking in a vehicle parking area having a plurality of vehicle parking spaces, the method comprising determining the locations of vacant vehicle parking spaces; and displaying the locations of vacant vehicle parking spaces to people seeking to park vehicles.... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20090309759 - Car-finder method and aparatus: One of the persistent irritations of daily life is forgetting where you parked your car. In small lot, this is merely annoying. When there are multiple lots a mile or more apart, and it is impractical to park in the same spot every time, finding one's car can become a... Agent: Darin Williams

20090309761 - Parking guide system, parking guide method and program: Every time a vehicle is parked in a parking lot, a CPU updates priorities of information stored in a parking lot learning table which is stored in a parking lot DB based on parking lot information related to the parking lot and information of an entrance wait time for each... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090309762 - Method of and apparatus for monitoring the condition of structural components: The present invention relates to a method of monitoring the condition of structural components, in which an optical sensor in conjunction with a computing unit ascertains image deviations from successive images of the structural components to be monitored, and therefrom ascertains changes in shape of the structure. Robust three-dimensional scanning... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20090309763 - Emergency lighting for a helicopter: An aircraft, in particular a helicopter, has light elements which are in the form of strips and are fitted to the edge of at least a number of windows. The light elements are provided with photoluminescent material.... Agent: Alix Yale & Ristas LLP

20090309764 - Method and apparatus for providing traffic information associated with map requests: A method and apparatus for enabling users who request a map of a specified route to invoke a data session to see images of the key markers and a video session to see live views of key points along the route are disclosed. If traffic appears congested, the subscriber can... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Wt

  
12/10/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090302995 - Multi digital door: The present invention relates to a digital door, and more particularly, to a digital door which is capable of improving security and convenience using network environments, improving safety in an emergency such as a fire, and improving aesthetic and functionality of a door. The digital door includes: a power supply... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20090302994 - System and method for energy management: The energy management system and/or method includes at least one wireless controller in a wireless network and/or a management server. The wireless controller manages at least one energy device based on one or more parts of an energy profile. The management server manages one or more parts of the energy... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090302996 - System and method for a management server: The energy management system and/or method includes at least one wireless controller in a wireless network and/or a management server. The wireless controller manages at least one energy device based on one or more parts of an energy profile. The management server manages one or more parts of the energy... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090302997 - Third-party access control: Techniques for third-party access control include performing a communication to a third-party in response to an attempt by an individual to access an object. A control input from the third-party is obtained using the communication and a determination is made whether to allow the individual to access the object in... Agent: Paul H. Horstmann

20090302998 - Method for providing to an end device access to a service, to an end device and to a mobile terminal realizing such a method: the transfer server requesting the service manager to provide to the end device access to the service. The information is obtained by proximity based interaction between the end device and a mobile device, and it consists of a first part identifying the end device and of a second part identifying... Agent: Fay Sharpe/lucent

20090302999 - Security and monitoring control system methods for vehicles: A vehicle security and monitoring control system having one or more vehicle security and monitoring control (VSMCM) controllers, one or more wireless remotes and one or more base stations connected to a computer. The VSMCM controller prevents operation of a vehicle in a safe manner by requesting protected state configuration... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20090303000 - Linearisation of scanned data: A system for obtaining a signature a scan area on the surface of an article comprises: a signature generator that generates the signature from scattered coherent radiation detected from a plurality of regions on the surface by using relative motion between the article and a scan head comprising a coherent... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20090303011 - Ic tag label: An IC tag label 1A includes an inlet substrate 11; an IC chip protection sheet 4 which is mounted on one surface of the inlet substrate 11; and an antenna pattern 2 and an IC chip 3 which are mounted on the other surface of the inlet substrate. An adhesive... Agent: Burr & Brown

20090303012 - Ic tag label: An IC tag label 1A includes an inlet substrate 11; an antenna pattern 2 and an IC chip 3 which are provided on one surface of the inlet substrate 11; and an adhesive layer 6 which is mounted on the other surface of the inlet substrate 11. A release paper... Agent: Burr & Brown

20090303009 - Information processing apparatus for transmitting and receiving rf signals: An information processing apparatus includes: a physical quantity detector unit which transforms a physical quantity into an electric signal and provides a detected value represented by the electric signal; a physical quantity determiner unit which determines whether the detected value is larger than a given threshold value; a timer unit... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090303007 - Multiple band rfid reader device: There is disclosed a multi-band RFID reader, including a duplexer for separating a data signal received from a tag according to a frequency band, a directional coupler for diverging a part of the signal separated through the duplexer, a Digital Signal Processor (DSP) for determining a frequency band of the... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090303002 - Omnidirectional rfid antenna: Antennas (50) for RFID tags are made to exhibit circular polarization to give the tag an omnidirectional characteristic. The antennas are crossed dipoles (52,54) with respective feed points (56,58). The signal source (60) is coupled to a splitter (62) having output leads (64) directly coupled to the feed point (56)... Agent: Bae Systems

20090303008 - Radio frequency identification tag having testing circuit: An RFID tag with a testing circuit includes an analog block having a test unit configured to output a command signal in response to an operation command signal and receiving an externally applied test input signal, and to output a test output signal corresponding to a response signal to outside... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090303003 - Rfid smart box: A module for identifying contents of a container, the module comprising an interrogation trigger, an interrogation transmitter, a response receiver, and a response transmitter. The module may be embedded within a wall of the container or affixed to an outside surface of the container. The module may be an active... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing

20090303010 - Rfid thread, sheet with rfid thread, and printing machine for sheet with rfid thread: An RFID thread which is mounted on a sheet and whose predetermined information can be read wirelessly from outside, the TFID thread includes: an IC chip recording the predetermined information; a first antenna consisting of an electrically continuous conductor which has a length corresponding to a size of the sheet... Agent: Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.

20090303006 - System and method for wireless communications: A method of detecting position of a moving RFID tag relative to an antenna, includes continually receiving a signal from the RFID tag at the antenna. The phase of the received signal over a time period is detected and, based on a maximum detected phase, the position of the RFID... Agent: Setter Roche LLP

20090303001 - System for detecting and communicating with rfid memory devices: This invention relates to a system of communicating with a radio frequency identification (RFID) transponder microchip (IC) for the purpose of accessing pre-programmed data. Such system involves direct electrical contact between the system reading the data from the memory in the transponder IC and the IC itself via two mechanical... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20090303013 - Systems and methods for wireless control of equipment: Systems and methods for wirelessly controlling equipment or apparatus by employing radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. The systems and methods provide the capability to manually or automatically select an RFID tag or change the encoded information in an RFID tag to wirelessly change the control state of a piece of... Agent: Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP

20090303005 - Systems and methods to determine kinematical parameters using rfid tags: Systems and methods to determine kinematical parameters of physical objects using radio frequency identification (RFID) tags attached to the objects. In one embodiment, one of a population of RFID tags is selectively instructed by an RFID reader to backscatter the interrogating electromagnetic wave and thus allow the RFID reader to... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing

20090303004 - Systems and methods to determine motion parameters using rfid tags: Systems and methods to determine motion parameters of physical objects using radio frequency identification (RFID) tags attached to the objects. In one embodiment, a method implemented in a radio frequency identification (RFID) system includes determining a motion parameter of the RFID tag based on detecting a Doppler frequency shift in... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing

20090303014 - Coherent multichip rfid tag and method and apparatus for creating such coherence: An RFID tag (10), containing at least two independent microscopic RFID chips (16) or microradios is programmed with the same unique identifier for each chip. The unique identifier is used in the RFID chips (16) to key the RFID chip (16) transmitting to produce outputs in the same time slot... Agent: Bae Systems

20090303015 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, program, and information processing system: An information processing apparatus includes: processing sections that have respective identification information and that perform processing corresponding to a request from another information processing apparatus; and a reporting section that stores the respective identification information of the processing sections and, instead of the processing sections, that reports the identification information... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090303016 - Method for commissioning an rfid network: The invention relates to a method for implementing an RFID network, comprising the following steps: each read-write station transmits at least one test signal; each read-write station (1, 2, 3, 11, N0-N17) receives the (receivable) test signals of neighbouring read-write stations (1, 2, 3, 11, N0-N17), said signals comprising a... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20090303017 - Method and apparatus for disabling a data tag device: The present invention discloses a data tag device (100) which initially operates in either an active mode or a semi-active mode (604). The data tag device includes tag circuitry including a interface element (104), a controller element (102), and a memory (106) in which tag data (116) is stored. A... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. Ibm-rsw

20090303019 - Method for providing a service based on tag information, and corresponding tag and tag reading device: e

20090303018 - Electronic label provided with means for reading and displaying rfid chip content: An electronic label of a system for displaying, in particular prices at a sales area. A display screen, a memory for storing displayable data items, an interface provided with a central server of the display system and a processing unit for controlling the storage of data items transmitted from the... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090303020 - Method and apparatus for disabling active mode operation of a data tag device: The present invention discloses a data tag device (100) which initially operates in an active mode where the tag occasionally transmits an unsolicited beacon (412). While operating, an expiration event occurs (512, 514) which causes the tag to disable a battery (110), preventing subsequent operation in an active mode, but... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. Ibm-rsw

20090303021 - Networked power and communication receptacle devices: A network of power and communication receptacle devices. Each power and communication receptacle device comprises at least one power receptacle, at least one communication receptacle, and a power cable assembly having a dual power head. The power cable assembly is configured to provide electrical power to the at least one... Agent: Law Offices Of Raymond A. Nuzzo, LLC

20090303022 - System and method for providing tactile feedback to a user of an electronic device: A system for providing tactile feedback for an input device in an electronic device is provided. The system comprises: an input device having a first input region for receiving a user action from the user; a surface associated with the input device and covering at least a part of the... Agent: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

20090303024 - Image processing apparatus, driving support system, and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes: a guide superimposition portion that obtains a photographed image taken by an imaging device from the imaging device incorporated in a vehicle and superimposes a guide on the photographed image; and a specific region detection portion that detects a specific region which is able to... Agent: Ndq&m Watchstone LLP

20090303023 - Rfid tag for train wheels: A tag 12.1 for a vehicle comprises collar 32 adapted to be fitted on an axle of the vehicle. The collar carries an RF transponder 20.1 comprising transponder circuitry and an antenna 40. The circuitry is connected to a sensor 44 for a parameter associated with the assembly in use.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090303025 - Occupant detection system for vehicle: An occupant detection system for detecting an occupant within a vehicle includes a sensor for sensing movement or acceleration of the vehicle, first and second processors and a decider. The sensor generates a sensor output. The first processor processes the sensor output in a first manner and generates a first... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20090303026 - Apparatus, method for detecting critical areas and pedestrian detection apparatus using the same: An apparatus, method for detecting critical areas and a pedestrian detection apparatus using the same are provided. An application of the pedestrian detection system is provided to help limit critical urban environment to particular areas. Contrary to traditional pedestrian detection systems that localize every pedestrians appearing in front of the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090303027 - Surrounding recognition support system: A surrounding recognition support system includes a distance marker display section displaying a distance marker on a monitor for a user to identify the distance marker, which indicates a distance from the user to a predetermined area and allows the user to visually sense the distance when the user looks... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090303028 - Flat alert system: A sensor unit and an associated transmitter unit are enclosed, or encased, within a housing, to form a monitoring device, and a thus formed monitoring device is positioned either inside or outside of each tire to be monitored. For tires that are 18 inches or smaller, the monitoring device is... Agent: Michael Ries

20090303029 - Continuous enhanced vehicle hazard warning lights: Potential disadvantages of the enhanced emergency hazard warning lights set forth in U.S. Pat. No. 7,352,278 are overcome by adding a lamp that beams its light rearward toward approaching traffic, is located approximately midway between and above the horizontal alignment of the rear turn signal lamps, thereby forming a triangular... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20090303031 - Alerting device with supervision: An alerting system for alerting a user having a transmitter monitoring a predetermined condition (i.e. sound, telephone, door/window access, fire, carbon monoxide, emergency weather alerts, etc.) and outputting an alarm signal in response to detection of the predetermined condition. The transmitter further outputs a supervisory signal indicative of operation of... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090303030 - Method and device for configuring functional capabilities in a data processing system: Configuring functional capabilities in a data processing system comprising entitlement data in a non-volatile storage. The position of the data processing system is determined. Based on said position, functional capabilities are changed based on position information comprised in the entitlement data. Changing functional capabilities consists of enabling functional capabilities, disabling... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation Richard Lau

20090303032 - Method and operator control unit for configuring and monitoring a device with functional safety: The present invention relates to a method for configuring a safety sensor such as a application-specific basis, wherein an operator control unit equipped with input means is provided, which operator control unit is connected to the safety sensor under automatic interface and sensor identification, and the parameters on an application-specific... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20090303033 - Interactive advertising display: An interactive advertising display that has a display element, a transmitter operative to output a wireless signal in response to movement, and a receiver for receiving the signal from the transmitter. The receiver is connected to the display element so as to turn the display on and off in response... Agent: Klaus P. Stoffel Wolff & Samson

20090303034 - Wireless sensor networks: A wireless sensor network having mobile sensors (64, 65) is provided with a mobile sink (70). To re-position the sink, candidate sink positions are found using information from the sensors. The candidate sink locations are then assessed to give a measure of their suitability to act as the new permanent... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090303035 - Radio controlled safety stop system for forklift trucks with rfid: A security system including an RFID subsystem for detecting entry of an RFID tag within a monitored area; an RFID token associated with a person accessing the monitored area; and an indicator system for providing an indication when the person enters into the monitored area.... Agent: Patent Law Offices Of Michael E. Woods

20090303036 - Machine-readable representation of geographic information: A computer-implemented location identification method involves obtaining a digital image of a machine-readable representation encoded with a geographic location identifier that is associated with a geographic location, decoding the image of the machine-readable representation to produce the geographic location identifier, and presenting content related to the geographic location and identified... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090303037 - Method and system for airport security: A method and system for airport or other building security where passengers or persons entering a building approach a check-in point or check-in counter and must undergo a positive identification (ID) by fingerprint scan, retinal or iris scan, face feature scan, or an other means of positive identification. A digital... Agent: Clifford H. Kraft

20090303038 - Method for obtaining direction of target location through a handset: The present invention discloses a method for obtaining the direction of a target location through a handset, which includes: the handset obtains geographical information of a current location and that of the target location, determines a geographical meridian line of the current location and a angle of this geographical meridian... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd (for Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd)

20090303039 - Remote sensing and communication system: A remote sensing system and method for instrumenting the entries to manhole enclosures, in order to provide a platform and means for sensing environmental parameters within and around the enclosures and wirelessly transmitting those parameters to a distant site. The system comprises a housing with sensor for monitoring environmental parameter... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090303041 - Device for integrating and indicating a parameter over time: A device for integrating and indicating a parameter over, comprising: a first electrode (2), a second electrode (3), an electrolyte (5), which is in contact with the first electrode and in consuming contact with a consumption portion (6) of the second electrode, at least two indicators (I1, I2, I3), which... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090303040 - System and method for dynamic association of security levels and enforcement of physical security procedures: A method and system for dynamic association of security levels and enforcement of security procedures. A secure object can be tracked across a building or complex, and security levels may be dynamically updated to reflect the new security requirement. In response to the security level adjustment, security measures and protocols... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090303042 - Intruder detection system and method: This invention is an intruder detection system which integrates wireless sensor network and security robots. Multiple ZigBee wireless sensor modules installed in the environment can detect intruders and abnormal conditions with various sensors, and transmit alert to the monitoring center and security robot via the wireless mesh network. The robot... Agent: Intellectual Property / Technology Law

20090303043 - Anti security system for manhole covers: There is disclosed an antitheft security alarm system and method for manhole covers, rainwater drains, and the like, to prevent burglary of the cover by transmitting a wireless alarm signal to a remote station when the cap is removed to notify a dispatch center or other notification message recipient of... Agent: Furr Law Firm

20090303044 - Ic label for prevention of forgery: An IC label for prevention of forgery includes: a label substrate which has an adhesive agent for affixing the same to an object; a non-contact IC medium which is provided on the label substrate and has an IC chip for storing predetermined identification information and an antenna for wireless transmission... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090303045 - System and method for stealth tracking: A shipping and tracking system has a number of tracking stations that are geographically distributed. The tracking stations gather information from shipping items processed by the shipping and tracking system. The shipping and tracking system provides an enhanced level of security for selected shipping items. The enhanced level of security... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090303046 - Cable lock closure with defeat prevention: A security device for attachment to an article to deter theft of the article has a housing containing an alarm system including an audible alarm with a defeat mechanism having a two-part connector that attaches to both a cable and a locking mechanism. The connector includes a mechanical fuse (e.g.,... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20090303048 - Method and device for determining of an order of conveyed objects: The following steps are performed: reading out the codes of the transponders T1,T2 by the first reader R1 and generating detection-signals as long as the respective transponder T1,T2 is detectable by the first reader R1, saving the detection-signals linked with a time information, deriving a mean first point of time... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090303047 - Methods and systems for tracking rfid devices: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for tracking and monitoring tagged objects in an RFID environment is described. By varying RFID reader antenna output power levels and detecting RFID devices in the vicinity, data about position and orientation of the RFID devices can be gathered. This gathered data is used to correlate... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20090303049 - Method and apparatus for self-expiration of a passive data tag device: The present invention discloses a data tag device (100) which initially operates in a passive mode where the tag responds to queries (412). While operating passively, an expiration event occurs (512, 514) which causes the tag to disable a battery (110), preventing subsequent operation in the passive mode, resulting in... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. Ibm-rsw

20090303050 - Secure electromagnetic data storage element having a plurality of selectively determined switcheable security modes: The apparatus of the present invention are directed to an selectively accessible electromagnetically resonant data storage element (implemented as a resonant tag, card, and/or embedded element), that is selectively responsive to predetermined electromagnetic interrogation thereof, that comprises a novel membrane switch component for enabling a user to selectively enable and/or... Agent: Edward Etkin, Esq.

20090303051 - Wireless monitor system for body temperature, environment temperature and pulse: A wireless monitor system for body temperature, environment temperature and pulse, especially an all-round supervising system with limits being configured depending on standards, includes primarily a receiver, a detecting device and a detecting piece. The detecting piece and the detecting device are located respectively at an underarm and an exterior... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC

20090303052 - Freshness tracking and monitoring system and method: A freshness tracking and monitoring system (“System”) and method used for ensuring the freshness of perishable goods, goods fit for human consumption, and final products made from perishable good or goods fit for human consumption (“Items”). The System monitors in a continuous manner all significant environment and transportation parameters associated... Agent: Intellectual Property Business Consultants, PLLC Attn: Dr. Mario Sergio Golab

20090303053 - Method and system for controlling termites: A method of controlling pest termites. A vibrational signal which is perceptible to and behaviourally influential upon the pest termites is generated, and coupled into a medium for perception by the pest termites. Repellent termite alarm signals may be utilised. A new type of foraging signal is disclosed and may... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090303054 - Method and apparatus for a wireless tether system: Method and apparatus to provide a wireless tether system is described. In one embodiment, one or more wireless tether apparatuses are in wireless communication with one or more base units. A wireless tether apparatus may be configured such that when separated from a base unit greater than a predetermined distance,... Agent: C. Bart Sullivan

20090303055 - Above-water monitoring of swimming pools: An above-water system provides automatic alerting for possible drowning victims in swimming pools or the like. One or more electro-optical sensors are placed above the pool surface. Sequences of images are digitized and analyzed electronically to determine whether there are humans within the image, and whether such humans are moving... Agent: William H. Eilberg

20090303056 - Trigger system for monitoring and/or control devices and/or early warning systems for nascent and/or occurring cyclones: An automated trigger device and a corresponding method for dynamic triggering of developing and/or imminent tropical storms for integrated monitoring devices and/or control devices and/or early warning systems. The trigger device includes a trigger module, and measurement devices arranged in cellular, geographically and/or topologically definable units or zones. Geophysical measurement... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090303057 - Leak detector for process valve: A leak detection system is described for detecting a leak through a closed valve disposed between an upstream pipe and a downstream pipe of an industrial process. An insertable plate is coupled to the valve in the pipe in-line with the fluid flow. A sensor couples to the flow and... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20090303058 - Ultrasonic gas leak detector with an electrical power loss and carbon footprint output: A system determines the carbon footprint of a compressed gas leak. The system comprises an ultrasonic detector to detect a compressed gas leak, a storage device storing information on the type of gas, the compressor efficiency, and the carbon emissions necessary to generate electricity to drive the compressor. A processing... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090303059 - Method and apparatus for determining level of material in a container: Apparatus (1) for monitoring liquid level in a tank comprises a battery powered monitoring unit (2) for mounting in or on the tank, and a remote display unit (3) which is mains powered. The monitoring unit (2) comprises a microcontroller (8) which operates the monitoring unit (2) alternatively in one... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090303060 - Liquid level warning device: A liquid level warning device with a separate audible alarm is disposed in a liquid tank for indicating the amount of liquid in the tank. The device also includes a plurality of float switches disposed at pre-selected levels within the tank and a plurality of LED's for indicating the level... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090303061 - Method and apparatus for disabling an active data tag device: The present invention discloses a data tag device (100) which initially operates in an active mode (304). The data tag device includes tag circuitry including a interface element (104), a controller element (102), and a memory (106) in which tag data (116) is stored. A battery (110) is provided which... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. Ibm-rsw

20090303062 - Devices for testing the operability of electronic circuitry: A device for testing the operability of an AC power outlet, a DC power outlet and A/V input jacks may include an AC test circuit, a DC test circuit, an A/V test circuit, a logic circuit, and a system OK indicator. At least the AC test circuit and the DC... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

20090303063 - Voltage detecting circuit: The present invention relates to a voltage detecting circuit for detecting a voltage range of a power source. The voltage detecting circuit includes a micro controlling unit, a boost circuit and a plurality of divider resistors. The micro controlling unit includes a general input/output port and a controlling input/output port.... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20090303064 - Material inspection methods and devices: Alerting a user of a material inspection device to a change in thickness of a material being inspected is disclosed. A thickness offset is determined from calibration information. The calibration information identifies a time of flight of a pulse through a reference sample similar in composition to a material to... Agent: Barry W. Chapin, Esq. Chapin Intellectual Property Law, LLC

20090303065 - Apparatus and method for detecting transmission belt wear and monitoring belt drive system performance: An apparatus and method to monitor endless belts and related belt drive systems by non-contact sensors for wear or an anomalous function, determining the state of belt drive system and detecting early stages of belt and system failure. A sensing unit featuring one or several independent sensor elements is placed... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department

20090303066 - Method and apparatus to remotely set alarms on a mobile device: A method and apparatus for a mobile device to set an alarm based on an external request is described. In one embodiment of the invention, the mobile device receives the external request which includes a set of one or more parameters at least partially defining the alarm and a set... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090303069 - Anti-masking system and method for motion detectors: An anti-masking system and method for a motion detector includes a plurality of anti-masking components such as a spreading lens, at least one reflector located outside a housing of the motion detector, and a retroreflector located on the housing proximate to a lens. The system and method uses the plurality... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP

20090303067 - Method and apparatus for tracking position: In the present invention, a number of narrow bandwidth signals are generated by a transmitter and combined together at a receiver to provide an effective wideband position location signal. Only relatively narrow bandwidth signals have to be transmitted, therefore, but accurate position can still be determined. Further, transmission of narrow... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090303068 - Optical measuring instrument: An optical measuring instrument captures an image of an object to be measured mounted on a table by moving an objective lens relative to the table and measures a dimension of the object based on the captured image of the object. The optical measuring instrument includes a reflective photoelectric sensor... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090303070 - Distributed decision making area earthquake warning system: An improved area earthquake warning system based on distributed decision making method, which makes such a system affordable in the region where wired and wireless mobile communication infrastructures are too expensive to build. The present invention can provide seconds, even tens of seconds for users to seek shelter to reduce... Agent: Jie Zhang

20090303071 - Non-toxic, biodegradable sensor nodes for use with a wireless network: A sensor node for deployment in association with an earth surface has a biodegradable plastic housing, an electronic circuit board within the housing, and at least one battery for providing electrical energy to the circuit board. The circuit board has a non-toxic substrate and at least one lead-free solder element.... Agent: Taylor & Aust, P.c/deere & Company

20090303072 - Multi-use light indicators: An approach involving light use for multiple purposes in a portable computing device is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method can include: programming a visual state information indicator in a portable computing device; mapping the visual state information indicator to a light source and a parameter of a device module;... Agent: Trellis Intellectual Property Law Group, PC

20090303073 - User configuration for multi-use light indicators: An approach involving light use for multiple purposes in a portable computing device is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method can include: accessing a user interface in a portable computing device; programming a visual state information indicator via the user interface; programming a monitoring signal that conveys a real-time state... Agent: Trellis Intellectual Property Law Group, PC

20090303075 - Method and apparatus for setting the state of operation of an appliance: An apparatus for setting the state of operation of an appliance (1) includes a system (10) for supplying at least one control signal for adjusting an operating parameter of the appliance (1), a memory device (11) for storing data corresponding to control signal values defining a first state of operation... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090303074 - Wireless control device and wireless communication device using the same: A wireless communication device (100) for remotely controlling an electronic device, and for receiving and sending audio signals is disclosed. The wireless communication device includes a microprocessor (10), a touch module (20), a power module (30), an audio module (40) and a wireless transceiver module (50). The touch module includes... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090303076 - Wireless and battery-less monitoring unit: A wireless and battery-less sensor device is described. The sensor device includes a mechanical energy harvesting device, a sensor electrically coupled to the mechanical energy harvesting module. The sensor is configured to sense with the power supplied by the mechanical energy harvesting device. Nonvolatile memory is configured to store output... Agent: Campbell Nelson Whipps, LLC

20090303077 - Image processing system and method: An image processing system is provided, which includes: a front monitoring device that obtains an image of a view ahead of a vehicle; a vehicle position detecting device that detects the position and orientation of the vehicle; a map database that stores road maps; a traffic indicator position estimating portion... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090303078 - Travel information providing device: Traveling information providing device for ensuring the safety of a traveling vehicle by correctly judging the driver's recognition of a safety confirmation object through not only driver's attentive viewing of the safety confirmation object but also his or her viewing of the surroundings. A surrounding information collecting section (120) acquires... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090303080 - Parking assist device: A parking assist device comprises an image obtaining portion for obtaining a surrounding image of a vehicle, a display controlling portion for displaying the surrounding image and a pair of vehicle width extended lines on a displaying device provided at an interior of the vehicle in such a way that... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090303079 - System for parking management: The present invention relates to a parking management system. The parking management system includes an entrance camera (100) installed at an entrance of a parking lot to photograph a vehicle that enters the parking lot. An exit camera (200) photographs a vehicle that departs from the parking lot. A plurality... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090303081 - Anti-collision lighting systems and methods for a micro aerial vehicle: Systems and methods for anti-collision lights on a UAV. A method for passive anti-collision lights on a Micro-Aerial Vehicle (“MAV”) including determining a location of the MAV using a flight management computer configured to fly the MAV on a programmed path using data from a global positioning system and an... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090303083 - Method and device for detecting attempts at intruding on a communication link between an aircraft and a ground station: The invention concerns a method and device for detecting attempts at intruding on a communication link between an aircraft and a ground station, the communication being capable of being configured according to multiple security levels, comprising the following steps: a) analyzing a message received to determine a security level corresponding... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090303082 - Method and system for operating a display device: Methods and systems for operating a display device are provided. A first image is caused to be displayed on the display device. The first image is at least representative of a field of view from on-board an aircraft. A second image is rendered over the first image on the display... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090303084 - Method and apparatus for providing visible indication of elevated airport light color: Method and apparatus for providing visible indication of elevated airport light color during a non-operation condition. A set of light emitting diodes (LEDs) can be assembled to a housing of an elevated airport light. The housing and the set of LEDs can be covered by a clear glass, wherein the... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090303085 - Immobilizer receiver for outboard motor: An immobilizer receiver for an outboard motor includes a control unit that is housed in a liquid-tight case and arranged to receive an authentication code, an antenna wire arranged to receive the authentication code, and an answer-back buzzer arranged to provide an indication that the authentication code has been received,... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

  
12/03/2009 > 71 patent applications in 50 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090295535 - Device for access control: In a device for access control comprising an electrically actuable lock and a key (12, 16) the lock and/or the key (12, 16) have/has a power supply comprising at least one thin-film solar cell (6, 10, 11, 15, 20, 21) which is fitted or applied to an area of the... Agent: Chapman And Cutler

20090295534 - Using an rfid device to enhance security by determining whether a person in a secure area is accompanied by an authorized person: Embodiments of the invention are generally directed to controlling access to an area or enclosed location, wherein any person in possession of a specified RFID badge or other RFID device is defined to be a person who is authorized to be in the area or location. One embodiment, directed to... Agent: Ibm Corporation

20090295536 - Selective security masking within recorded speech: A marker is derived from an interaction between a person and an agent of a business and the agent's user interface. A part of a speech signal that corresponds to a portion of the person's special information is located with the marker. The speech signal results from the interaction between... Agent: Peloquin, PLLC

20090295538 - System and method for preloading individual parameters: A system and a method for preloading individual parameters are presented. The system includes a server, a labeling device, an intermediate device, and a measuring device. The server is used for storing a plurality of individual parameters, and the labeling device is used for recording user characteristic data. In the... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP

20090295537 - Vehicle transfer process: A method of tracking a vehicle during a transfer process that includes one or more stages. The method involves utilising a tag having a tag data store, and uses a tag reader to determine an identifier from the tag data store, and then uses this to determine transfer information at... Agent: Dla Piper US LLP

20090295539 - Hand hygiene delivery system: Hand hygiene apparatuses and methods for monitoring hand hygiene and for dispensing hand soap or hand sanitizers. An illustrative hand hygiene apparatus includes a computer, a database stored on the computer, a biometric sensor operatively coupled to the computer, a hand hygiene dispenser operatively coupled to the computer, and a... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090295540 - Facsimile machine, facsimile notification system, and communication terminal device: A facsimile machine receives image data, generates a password for received image data, assigns the generated password to the received image data, and stores the received image data. Information indicating a notification destination is extracted from the received image data, and the notification destination is notified of the password. The... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090295541 - Directional rfid reader: One embodiment is a hand held device, which comprises a body comprising a directional antenna and an integrated radio frequency identification (“RFID”) reader coupled to the directional antenna. Another embodiment provides a system and a method for identifying an animal, which comprises an RFID tag attached to the animal and... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090295544 - Method for automatically checking in passengers and their luggage: A method for automatically checking in passengers and their luggage by an electronic input of the passenger data or travel data by the passenger himself into an automatic check-in terminal is provided. In the automatic check-in terminal, possibly following selection of various criteria, the boarding pass and one or more... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090295542 - Tag tape, tag tape roll, and rfid label: This disclosure discloses a tag label producing apparatus comprising: a printing device; a transmitting/receiving device that performs information transmission/reception; a feeding device that feeds said tag medium; a coordination control portion; a communication determining portion that determines whether or not information transmission/reception has succeeded; and a decision portion that decides... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20090295543 - Transponder, interrogator, and communication device: A transponder is provided which includes an antenna circuit to perform communication with an interrogator, which is a communication subject, via electromagnetic waves. The antenna circuit includes a coil and a variable capacity circuit mutually connected in parallel, and the tuning frequency thereof is a first frequency. The transponder also... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090295546 - Method and apparatus for performing wireless sensor network communicating selectively using infrared and radio frequency communication: A wireless sensor network communication apparatus and method selectively using infrared and radio frequency communication. The wireless sensor network communication apparatus includes a first communicating unit, a second communication unit, and a wireless node processor. The first communicating unit wakens a neighboring node in a sleep mode and transmits/receives the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090295547 - Rfid tag communication apparatus: This disclosure discloses an RFID tag communication apparatus comprising: a housing including a bottom surface; an antenna provided at a distance h from the bottom surface; and a radio frequency circuit including a carrier wave transmitting device that generates a carrier wave of a frequency fc; wherein the correlation as... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20090295545 - Method and system for variable operation of rfid-based readers utilizing a trigger setting: Described are a communication device and a method for variable operation of RFID-based readers. The communication device includes at least one radio frequency (“RF”) source transmitting an RF signal to at least one target within an operating field and receiving a data signal from the at least one target, at... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20090295548 - Contactless programming and testing of memory elements: The present invention provides a method for contactless programming of a memory element of an electronic device having a wireless short range communications interface. The method comprises performing an interrogation for detecting the presence of said wireless short range communications interface, receiving, responsive to said interrogation, data from said wireless... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk

20090295549 - Display tag, display tag system having display tag, and method for writing display tag information: A display tag is provided. A display tag includes a sensing unit which captures an image displayed on a screen of an external tag writer, if a sensing unit is disposed opposite the screen; and a display unit which displays a captured image. Therefore, a user can visually recognize content... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090295550 - Elevator system with wireless hall call buttons: An elevator system (10) includes a wireless batteryless hall call switch module (22) that transmits a unique wireless code when a person presses a hall call button (32, 34) requesting elevator service. A hall indicator module (24) includes an RF transceiver (64) that receives the wireless code from the switch... Agent: Kinney And Lange Pa

20090295551 - Electric power and control communications distribution system: An electric power generation and distribution system includes a power distribution panel, a plurality of power distribution nodes in communication with the power distribution panel, and a plurality of interconnect couplings that couple the power distribution panel to each of the plurality of power distribution nodes. Each of the plurality... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.

20090295552 - Vibrotactile haptic feedback devices: Vibrotactile haptic feedback devices are disclosed. For example, in one embodiment, a device includes: a mass, an actuator configured to vibrate the mass, and a coupling disposed between the actuator and the mass or between the mass and a housing, the coupling having a first configuration with a compliance and... Agent: Patent Department (51851) Kilpatrick Stockton LLP

20090295554 - Occupant seat detection system and method: An occupant system includes a sensing device disposed in a seat and an electronic device configured to acquire data from the sensing device. The electronic device includes a system controller which uses that data to determine an appropriate system response. Data is acquired in at least two different system configurations... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20090295553 - Remote entry chirp sound reduction method and system: A vehicle remote entry locking or unlocking chirp sound reduction system including a remote transmitter operable to transmit a signal, a receiver operable to receive the signal from the remote transmitter, a controller operably connected to the receiver and being operable in response to the signal from the remote transmitter,... Agent: Dykema Gossett PLLC

20090295555 - Immobilizer systems including digital car radio with rfid repeater and rfid starter fob: An RFID equipped vehicle includes a computer system for controlling operating functions of the vehicle, an RFID fob for use by an operator of the vehicle, an RFID emitter for use by a passenger of the vehicle, and logic means associated with the computer system for determining when the RFID... Agent: Donald Bollella Db Technical Consulting

20090295558 - Information service system for vehicle: An information service system for a vehicle includes: an information obtaining element for obtaining information, which includes classification information for defining an importance level and an urgency level; a plurality of information output elements having various sensory types so that the information output elements inform the information of an user... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090295556 - Safety device for power window, opening/closing control method and plate-glass processing method: The safety device has a window position counter that allows repetitive pulses to be generated depending on amount of rotation of a raising/lowering motor that raises or lowers a window glass, and counts the pulses to acquire opening information of the window glass; a storage unit that detects capacitance of... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090295557 - Seat belt warning system: A safety belt warning system for vehicles comprises a sensor mat for the detection of a force acting on its surface, which includes, for the formation of two electrical capacitors, two dielectric layers which are located one above the other in sandwich fashion and arranged in each case between electrically... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20090295559 - Integrated hierarchical process for fault detection and isolation: A system and method for determining the root cause of a fault in a vehicle system, sub-system or component using models and observations. In one embodiment, a hierarchical tree is employed to combine trouble or diagnostic codes from multiple sub-systems and components to get a confidence estimate of whether a... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20090295560 - Emergency assistance beacon signal methodology and system for law enforcement, emergency and military personnel: The present invention relates to an emergency assistance beacon signal methodology for law enforcement, emergency and military personnel by which such personnel who encounter an imminent need for assistance or rescue while on duty in a vehicle, may utilize such methodology to invite the assistance or rescue of other such... Agent: Glynntech, Inc.

20090295561 - System and method for advanced condition monitoring of an asset system: A method for advanced condition monitoring of an asset system includes sensing actual values of an operating condition for an operating regime of the asset system using at least one sensor; estimating sensed values of the operating condition by using an auto-associative neural network; determining a residual vector between the... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20090295562 - Alert signal control using receiver velocity: An electronic communication system provides text or voice messages to remote receiving devices, such as cell phones or PDA's. The remote receiving devices are equipped with velocity sensors, or position sensors from which velocity may be inferred. The remote receiving devices periodically report a velocity or current position to an... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20090295563 - Forward illunination headgear with personal rescue system: The disclosed system provides headgear, i.e., a Firefighter Helmet, with forward illumination that also acts as a personal rescue detection system for quickly finding a downed of lost firefighter. More specifically, the headgear includes a forward illuminating light that has unique characteristics that are easily detected in a smoke filled... Agent: Gregory B. Beggs Law Offices Of Gregory B. Beggs

20090295564 - Container tracking system: Shipping containers are networked for transferring data between the shipping containers. The shipping containers include sensors for detecting conditions associated with the shipping containers. The conditions sensed by any shipping container whether transported by rail or ship is transmitted from an ad hoc network, via a gateway configured for satellite... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC

20090295566 - Apparatus and method for the detection of a subject in drowning or near-drowning situation: An apparatus and method for the early detection of a subject in a drowning or in a near-drowning situation in a body of water, such as a swimming pool, are disclosed. When the drowning or near-drowning situation is identified the apparatus issues an alarm signal that, in order to promote... Agent: Eitan Mehulal Law Group

20090295567 - Polarization insensitive antenna for handheld radio frequency identification readers: A handheld radio frequency identification (RFID) reader includes a polarization insensitive antenna that enables simultaneous operation in two orthogonal polarization modes. The RFID reader includes an RF communication module and an antenna coupled to the RF communication module. The RF communication module is configured to process RF signals associated with... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (symbol)

20090295568 - Systems and methods for wirelessly paging valet personnel: The present invention relates generally to the field of paging systems for alerting valet personnel to ready a car for pickup, and particularly to systems and methods allowing the owner of a car to wirelessly page the valet personnel to ready the car for pickup. The present invention is particularly... Agent: M. Reza Savari, Esq.

20090295565 - Urgent message transmission system and method: Disclosed is an urgent message transmission system. In the system, when a disaster warning message is received from a network provider, an originating terminal transmits the received disaster warning message to a preset urgent message recipient according to a user's request. Further, a terminating terminal having received an urgent message... Agent: Docket Clerk

20090295569 - Universal personal emergency medical information retrieval system: A universal personal emergency medical information retrieval system, wherein information is written onto an RFID tag that is affixed to a carrier element, such as the back of the user's driver's license, passport, national identity card, school identification card, other form of identification, or cell phone. Medical personnel are alerted... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP Bank Of America Plaza

20090295570 - Consumer device locator using receiver embedded in battery: Consumer electronics devices such as remote controls, toys, and other handheld battery powered electronics are often misplaced. The present invention embeds a locating device in the battery for such devices such that when a signal is sent from a wireless transmitter, ultrasonic transmitter, or via human sounds such as clapping,... Agent: Manjirnath A Chatterjee

20090295571 - inexpensive mass market alarm system with alarm monitoring and reporting: A monitoring system includes a plurality of sites being monitored for predetermined events. One or more sensor at each site detect at least one predetermined event in a specified area. One or more communications modules at each site communicate with the sensor and transmit an alert signal of the event... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090295576 - Inspection system and method: A method and system for nuclear substance revealing using muon detection technique is presented. In some aspects, naturally occurred muons are selected from the flow of charged particles. Muon coordinate and incidence angle measured above and below the interrogated volume can be used for the decision making on the presence... Agent: Celight, Inc.

20090295575 - Medication dispensing system: A device for dispensing medication includes a medication hopper, a dispensing mechanism that is configured to dispense medication from the hopper to a user and a processor. The processor is in communication with a communication network and is configured to generate instructions to the dispensing mechanism that cause the dispensing... Agent: Bryan W. Bockhop, Esq. Bockhop & Associates, LLC

20090295574 - Method and device for detecting fake skin prints: The method aims at identifying a fake element (F1) reproducing a fake skin print positioned on the detection surface (13) of an optical device for detecting skin prints such as fingerprints. The method provides for sending (14) towards the abovementioned detection surface (13) an illumination beam (14) to be back-scattered... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090295572 - System and method for detecting and broadcasting a critical event: A system and method for detecting and reporting a critical event. Events may be continually detected by sensors and processed as digitized data. The digitized data may be compared to signature data stored in glossaries. If a match exists between the digitized data and the signature data, the event may... Agent: Duke W. Yee

20090295573 - Systems and methods for preventing accessory loss: A system includes several functional modules to alert a user that the accessory has not been placed back into a bay of an electronic device after a predetermined time period. A sensor is configured for determining if the accessory has been received in the bay after the time period has... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090295577 - Area monitoring sensor: Provided is an area monitoring sensor capable of recording sensing information of an intruder that has triggered to output an operation disable signal, and displaying the information as needed. The area monitoring sensor includes: an intruder sensing unit that emits detection light in different emitting directions and senses an intruder... Agent: Kilyk & Bowersox, P.l.l.c.

20090295578 - Portable security system and method thereof: A portable security system for detecting and annunciating intrusion into enclosed confines includes a hollow enclosure and a frame which is engageable with the hollow enclosure for concealing it from direct view. A controller is mounted within the hollow enclosure and is operably coupled to a source capable of supplying... Agent: James Ray & Associates

20090295579 - Optical fiber systems and methods for monitoring remote door access: A remote door access monitoring system includes a central monitoring component and a remote monitoring component. The central monitoring component includes an optical source, an optical power level receiver, and a microcontroller. The optical power level receiver is in communication with the microcontroller. The remote monitoring component includes an optical... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20090295580 - Area monitoring sensor: This invention provides an area monitoring sensor capable of setting a monitor area without connecting a terminal device for area setting. The area monitoring sensor that emits detection light in different emitting directions and senses an intruder within a monitor area based on reflection of the detection light, the monitor... Agent: Kilyk & Bowersox, P.l.l.c.

20090295582 - Method and apparatus for tracking objects and people: An object locating, identifying, tracking, and surveillance system, denoted the Assets Locating, Tracking, and Surveillance System (ALTSS), is provided for managing physical objects and evidence in environments such as police departments, law offices, and the Courts. ALTSS employs radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, computer programming and database applications, networking technologies,... Agent: Blank Rome LLP

20090295581 - Security device for monitoring integrity of closed objects: A security device is a compact and inexpensive device for monitoring the integrity of closed objects that indicates when the state of a monitored condition inside the closed object has changed. The device is small-sized so that it can also be placed inside small closed objects. The device is relocatable... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20090295584 - Electronic eas tag detection and method: An apparatus and method for detecting and deactivating electronic article surveillance (“EAS”) tags in which a housing is affixable to at least one of a bar code scanner and a RFID scanner. An electronic circuit located is within the housing. At least one user observable indicator is controlled by the... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.

20090295583 - Rfid tags with eas deactivation ability: A radio-frequency identification (RFID) and an electronic article surveillance (EAS) tag includes an RFID device and an EAS device. The RFID device may operate in a plurality of states including an activated state in which communication with a reader is enabled and a deactivated state in which communication with a... Agent: Avery Dennison Corporation Amanda Wittine

20090295586 - Jacket locator: A locator system for electronic devices including at least one jacket for a modular wireless communicator, each jacket having a unique identifier, and a modular wireless communicator that attaches to each one of the at least one jacket, including a positioning system for identifying a location of the wireless communicator,... Agent: Soquel Group, LLC

20090295585 - Registered 3-d optical thinfilm for remote identification: A system and method for determining encoded information borne by transportation modalities. The system includes substrates carried by the modalities and an optical interrogation device capable of remotely acquiring the information and comparing it with a database of acceptable information incorporated into or proximal to the system. The encoded information... Agent: Terrell P. Lewis

20090295587 - Severe weather, environmental and mass notification warning system and method: A severe weather monitoring system including a local event detector wherein the local event detector includes at least one electric field monitor and at least one electromagnetic sensor. A local grid computer receives local data from the electric field monitor and the electromagnetic sensor, the local grid computer is connected... Agent: Michael Ries

20090295588 - Method and apparatus for verifying a leak in connection with a flow inhibitor: The present invention relates to a method for verifying a leak situation in a liquid transfer system where liquid is transferred with a frequency-converter-controlled pump from a lower pressure to a higher pressure and where liquid is prevented from being transferred from a higher pressure to a lower pressure with... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090295589 - Connector apparatus: A connector apparatus (100) having an alarm function is described. A connector (10) can be connected to an electronic device and generate a pulse signal. A number of the pulse signal is a time of plugging and unplugging of the connector. A micro control unit (30) is electronically connected to... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090295590 - Device and method to prolong the life of an energy source: A wireless communication device (200) and method (300) adapted to prolong the useful life of an energy storage device is disclosed. In its simplest form, it can include: determining (310) a limit temperature discharge energy rate of an energy storage device; sensing (320) a temperature range threshold in proximity to... Agent: Motorola Inc

20090295591 - Verifying speaker operation during alarm generation: The patent discloses a method of verifying that a dialysis machine audio alarm has been sounded. The method senses a waveform of electric power, such as a waveform of the current or voltage that drives a speaker. When the speaker produces sound, power consumption changes the waveform in a manner... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090295592 - Electronic display medium and electronic display system: An electronic display medium includes a display component and a notification device. The display component is configured to display a display content. The notification device is configured to issue at least one of a visual notification output and an auditory notification output indicative of a display change on the display... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20090295594 - Demand response method and system: Provided are a demand response method and system. A household demand response apparatus includes: a signal reception unit which receives a critical peak notification message; a display unit which displays the received critical peak notification message and displays an inquiry message inquiring whether to interrupt power supply during a time... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP

20090295593 - Passage alert system and method using rfid: A passage alert system and method using a Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) technology are provided. The method and system are capable of alerting when a mobile terminal having an RFID tag passes the entrance at which an RFID reader is installed, whereby the owner is therefore aware of the mobile... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP

20090295595 - Method for control of a device: The invention describes a method for control of a device (D1, D2, D3), which method comprises the process steps of aiming a pointing device (1) comprising a camera (2) at an object associated with the device (D1, D2, D3) to be controlled to choose an option and generating an image... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090295596 - Swim watch: A watch device for use by a swimmer while swimming in a body of water. The watch device may generally comprise a housing, a location determining component disposed within the housing and operable to receive one or more satellite signals to determine a current geographic location of the housing, and... Agent: Garmin Ltd. C/o Garmin International, Inc.

20090295597 - System and method for remotely controlling down-hole operations: A system for remote control of operation control elements that are arranged in a well to control recovery of gas and/or oil from the well. A first system part is located outside the well and connected to a second system part that is located in the well and operatively connected... Agent: Venable LLP

20090295598 - Data mining for traffic signals or signs along road curves and enabling precautionary actions in a vehicle: Disclosed is a feature for a vehicle that enables taking precautionary actions in response to conditions on the road network around or ahead of the vehicle, in particular, a traffic light or stop sign located along a curved section of road. A database that represents the road network is used... Agent: Navteq North America, LLC

20090295599 - Dynamic pricing for toll lanes: The present invention provides a method and system for determining a toll charge for vehicles traveling on a toll lane that includes determining a change in traffic flow for vehicles traveling on the toll lane, determining a change in traffic speed for vehicles traveling on the toll lane, and determining... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090295600 - Eletronic flight instrument: A flight instrument, having an electronic display, is configured to fit within a standard instrument mount and within an array of standard instrument mounts. The instrument has the ability to emulate any standard or other instrument. This instrument can share its installed optional sensors with other instances of itself that... Agent: David Stubben

20090295601 - Method and device for generating a taxiing speed for an aircraft of a convoy: The device (1) comprises means (5) for calculating a controlled speed enabling the aircraft to observe a longitudinal separation relative to an aircraft of the convoy that precedes it.... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.

20090295602 - Methods and apparatus to assist pilots under conditions in which spatial disorientation may be present: Embodiments include systems and methods for assisting a pilot of an aircraft. The system includes a near-eye display and a processing subsystem. The near-eye display includes a transparent display panel that is adapted to be oriented in proximity to at least one eye of the pilot. The processing subsystem is... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090295603 - Capsize alerting apparatus and method: A capsize alerting apparatus (40) for a maritime vessel (10) is provided. The capsize alerting apparatus comprises an antenna (15) which is fixed on the maritime vessel in an orientation which permits communication with a receiver when the vessel is in a capsized state. The antenna is further operable when... Agent: Haverstock & Owens LLP

20090295604 - Data mining in a digital map database to identify traffic signals, stop signs and yield signs at bottoms of hills and enabling precautionary actions in a vehicle: Disclosed is a feature for a vehicle that enables taking precautionary actions in response to conditions on the road network around or ahead of the vehicle, in particular, a traffic light, stop sign or yield sign located at the bottom of a hill. A database that represents the road network... Agent: Navteq North America, LLC

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