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01/28/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100019880 - Adaptive vehicle control system with driving style recognition based on traffic sensing: An adaptive vehicle control system that classifies a driver's driving style based on characteristic maneuvers and road and traffic conditions. The system includes a plurality of vehicle sensors that detect various vehicle parameters. A maneuver identification processor receives the sensor signals to identify a characteristic maneuver of the vehicle and... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20100019885 - Detection of the presence of a contactless communication element within the range of a terminal: A method of detection of the presence of a contactless communication element by a terminal emitting an electromagnetic field, in which an oscillating circuit of the terminal is excited at a frequency which is made variable between two values surrounding a nominal tuning frequency of the oscillating circuit; a signal... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Inc. C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100019883 - Methods of identifying rfid tag for preventing rfid tag collision, rfid reader and rfid tag using the same: A method of identifying a plurality of RFID tags in an RFID reader includes generating a Query command to transmit the Query command to an RFID tag in a ready state, receiving an error detection code from the RFID tag that received the Query command, generating an acknowledgement (ACK) command... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100019886 - Oilfield equipment identification method and apparatus: A system for identifying a piece of oilfield equipment having an exterior surface, the system having an identifier assembly that includes an RFID tag storing a unique identifier, an enclosure receiving and retaining the RFID tag, and a reader.... Agent: Dunlap Codding, P.C.

20100019884 - Portable electronic apparatus and communication control method: According to one embodiment, a portable electronic apparatus includes a housing having a first surface, an antenna provided in the housing, and a close proximity wireless transfer device provided in the housing and configured to execute, via the first surface, close proximity wireless transfer with an external device which is... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100019882 - Radio frequency identification reader with illuminated field of view: A radio frequency identification (RFID) reader for, and method of, reading an RFID tag to obtain data, includes an RFID module supported by a housing and including an antenna for propagating an electromagnetic field over a field of view, as well as an illuminator supported by the housing for visibly... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20100019881 - Vehicle monitoring system and transponder thereof: A vehicle monitoring system which may easily identify information transmitted from each of detecting devices without registration of identification information of the detecting devices and a transponder thereof are provided. A display 30 is disposed in a distal end of the transponders 20 all connected in series through a cable... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100019887 - Multiple radio frequency identification (rfid) tag wireless wide area network (wwan) protocol: In certain embodiments, an RFID tag comprises a memory module and one or more processing units. The memory module stores a subscriber identification number shared by the tag and one or more other tags for accessing a WWAN. Each tag is operable to access the WWAN using the subscriber identification... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20100019888 - Apparatus and method for providing url, mobile station, and method for accessing internet by using the provided url: The present invention relates to a URL providing apparatus and a method thereof, and a mobile station that accesses the Internet by using the provided URL, and an Internet access method thereof. The mobile station attaches an RF-ID tag that stores an RF-ID tag value corresponding to identification information of... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP

20100019889 - Device that enables plc based smart dimmers to function with no new wires: A device that enables “smart” dimmers comprising electronic circuits beyond those found in traditional rotary dimmers to be installed in existing houses with no need for any new electrical wires. In addition, for smart dimmers comprising PLC (power line communication) modems, the device overcomes the large attenuation imposed on power-line... Agent: Marc Van Dyke

20100019890 - Haptic device gravity compensation: A haptic device comprising a base member (4), an end-effector (6), a parallel kinematics structure arranged between the base plate and the end-effector and providing at least three degrees of freedom including at least three translational degrees of freedom in relation to the end-effector, and at least one passive gravity... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC

20100019891 - Inter-vehicle communication feature awareness and diagnosis system: A method is provided for sharing data between a host vehicle and remote entity in an inter-vehicle communication system. Wireless messages are transmitted between the remote entity and the host vehicle. The wireless messages include data relating to sensor information used to enhance environmental awareness of surrounding conditions of the... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC One Maritime Plaza

20100019892 - Gateway control apparatus for vehicles and travel information recording method thereof: A gateway control apparatus for vehicles includes a receiver configured to receive vehicle state information from vehicle ECUs and a vehicle-to-vehicle distance from an intelligent cruise control unit. The gateway control apparatus also includes a first memory to store the vehicle state information, a calculation unit to calculate a relative... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100019893 - Method and device for displaying, in a motor vehicle, the value of a parameter: To display a temperature value in a passenger compartment (5), it is proposed to use a luminous pointer that is moved along a row of modules (7a, 7b . . . ) that are on or off. Values (9a, 9b . . . ) of this temperature are also marked... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100019894 - Alarm management device: The invention achieves an alarm management device capable of constructing logics for suppressing tailgate alarm without depending on controllers, and of managing engineering and management thereof with concentration. The invention relates to an alarm management device for managing alarms issued in a plant. The alarm management device is provided with... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100019897 - Portable lap counter and system: A highly portable, vertically-standing RFID tag reader, referred to as a “bollard,” is presented. The bollard includes a vertical element supporting an internal RFID tuner component above the surface on which the bollard rests. Additionally, each bollard includes a base element that provides vertical stability to the vertical element and... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20100019895 - Property locator system: Methods, devices 101, 103, and system 100 for locating and tracking stationary or moving personal property 99 comprising a concealed article unit 101 attached to the article to be tracked and a portable owner unit 103, which is programmed into the cellular phone 303 of the user or owner 102,... Agent: Our Pal Asija Asija House

20100019896 - Remote climate control device including electrical ac unit for an electric vehicle and associated methods: A remote climate control system is for an electric vehicle without a combustion engine and having a rechargeable electrical power source and an electrical AC unit selectively powered thereby, a sensor associated with the rechargeable electrical power source, and a data communications bus extending throughout the hybrid vehicle. At least... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.

20100019901 - Emergency exit indicator and emergency exit indicating system: An emergency exit indicator includes a light source, a visual indicator and a power line communication unit, wherein the visual indicator is disposed within the illumination scope of the light source, and the power line communication unit is electrically connected to the light source. The emergency exit indicator is capable... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100019899 - Method and device for receiving emergency event alert: A method, a device, and a system for receiving an emergency event alert are provided, which relate to a field of communication applications. As long as communication between a user terminal and a bearer network is normal, no matter whether the user terminal is watching live television programs, the user... Agent: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.

20100019900 - Portable radiographic image conversion device, warning device and computer-readable recording medium: A determination unit of a portable radiographic image conversion device determines, when image information has been generated by an electronic circuit, whether or not a state of connection between a connection terminal and a communication cable is abnormal. Then, when it has been determined by the determination unit that the... Agent: Solaris Intellectual Property Group, PLLC

20100019898 - Pre-validated wireless sensors for pharmaceutical or other applications and related system and method: A method includes installing a wireless sensor in a specified operational environment, wherein the wireless sensor is pre-validated for use in the specified operational environment. The method also includes operating the wireless sensor to obtain information. The method further includes wirelessly transmitting data, where the data includes the obtained information... Agent: Anthony Miologos Honeywell International Inc

20100019902 - Portable security system and method: A portable security system includes a sensing unit where the sensing unit is conformed to sense its own movement and to send a movement signal. An alarm is provided such that the alarm is activated to produce an alarm signal after receipt of the movement signal from the sensing unit.... Agent: J. Nevin Shaffer, Jr. P.A.

20100019903 - Passive infrared detector: Embodiments of a passive infrared detector can distinguish between an intruder and a small animal passing nearby the detector with a high degree of accuracy without substantially detracting from the ability to detect the intruder within a coverage area farther from the detector. In some embodiments, the passive infrared detector... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100019906 - Article management system and method for managing article: An article management system includes an article location specifying means which outputs a location information of an article by relating an object location information with an article identification information. Radio tag information including the article identification information is output from a radio tag reading means which executes through a leaky... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20100019904 - Electronic article surveillance deactivator with multiple label detection and method thereof: A method and system for preventing simultaneous deactivation of multiple electronic article surveillance (“EAS”) tags. An RF pulse is transmitted within an EAS interrogation zone to induce a response from at least one EAS tag placed within the interrogation zone. The response of the at least one EAS tag is... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.

20100019905 - System for inventory tracking and theft deterrence: The invention disclosed provides a system for theft deterrence in a retail establishment having an inventory control system, a set of transceiver enabled storage units, and a set of RFID tags placed on stocked items. A stream of system logs and system alarms is compiled by a centralized computer which... Agent: George R. Schultz Schultz & Associates, P.C.

20100019907 - Self tuning rfid: The antenna of an RFID tag is automatically tuned by controlling both the real and imaginary components impedance “seen” by the antenna. The real component (resistive) is controlled by controlling a tap of a charge pump circuit of the tag. The imaginary (reactive) component is controlled by connecting one or... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20100019908 - Circuit structure and method of fabrication for facilitating radio frequency identification (rfid): A radio frequency identification (RFID) device and method of fabrication are presented. The RFID device includes an RFID antenna, a capacitor, and an RFID integrated circuit. The RFID antenna includes an elongate conductive trace disposed within an antenna area of the RFID device, and the capacitor includes an elongate capacitive... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.

20100019909 - Suction attached eas tag: An electronic tag housing which may be secured to variously configured containers, such as containers having curved surfaces. The housing could have a base and a cover overlying the base for support of a tag therebetween. A flexible suction cup is secured to the base, the suction cup has an... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20100019910 - Clinical monitoring network: The invention relates to a clinical monitoring network (1). Furthermore, the invention relates to a paging system, a computer program and an according method. In order to provide an inexpensive solution to notify medical staff about a critical event at a point of care, it is suggested to use a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100019911 - Pool guard alarm apparatus: A pool guard alarm apparatus includes an alarm body, a triggering device and a relative triggering element. The alarm body accommodates a circuit board and a battery for providing a power source. The circuit board is provided with several buttons and a sound member. The buttons enable an authorized person... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100019912 - Manhole security system: A manhole security system includes a barrier and an alarm. The barrier fits within a manhole opening and under a manhole cover. The barrier is also formed to substantially close the manhole opening to block access to the manhole if the cover is removed, and includes a basin to collect... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100019913 - Circuit protection system having failure mode indication: A circuit protection system includes: a fuse holder configured to hold at least one fuse; electronics programmed to: (i) monitor current across the fuse and (ii) determine a short circuit failure mode or a current overload failure mode when the fuse opens; and an indicator in communication with the electronics,... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100019914 - Method for testing personnel esd grounding devices with function of near-fail alert and device for performing the same: A method for testing personnel ESD grounding devices with a function of near-fail alert is disclosed. A near-fail range is set. When the measurement of the resistance for a wrist strap or a footwear is within the near-fail range; an alarm is actuated to alert the user that the static... Agent: Tony-sheng Lin

20100019915 - Industrial universal electrometer: An electrometer for use in measuring current is provided. The electrometer includes an enclosure capable of containing various components of the electrometer. A pre-amplifier is present and is one of the components of the electrometer. The pre-amplifier is contained by the enclosure. The pre-amplifier has a pre-amplifier enclosure that contains... Agent: J. Bennett Mullinax, LLC

20100019916 - Spring failure detection system and method: A movable barrier that is at least partially counterbalanced by a spring is moved from a first position to a second position while substantially simultaneously monitoring at least one characteristic associated with moving the movable barrier to provide at least one monitored characteristic. The at least one monitored characteristic is... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100019917 - Signal processing circuit for rotation detecting device: In the normal rotation direction, a change in the main sensing signal caused by a front edge is defined as a signal change caused by an effective edge, and a change in the main sensing signal caused by a back edge is defined as a signal change caused by an... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100019918 - Probe insertion guide with user-directing features: The present invention relates to a probe-insertion guiding apparatus for guiding a user towards correct insertion of therapeutic probes into a patient. The apparatus comprises a template which comprises a plurality of apertures sized to accommodate therapeutic probes and to guide insertion of such probes into a body, a probe... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100019919 - Door assembly including a touch sensitive portion for controlling automated door movement: An assembly (20) for controlling movement of an automatically moveable door panel (22) includes a sensor (30, 32, 34) positioned on at least one of a door panel (22) or a door frame member (24, 26). The sensitive portion provides an indication of when an object is in contact with... Agent: Carlson Gaskey & Olds

20100019920 - Proximity access and alarm apparatus:

20100019922 - Electronic system control using surface interaction: Simple gestures such as stroking or tapping of a surface (10) can be used to control common functions of electronic systems (16) by positioning one or more sensors (12) on the surface and detecting sounds generated by the interaction with the surface. Signals corresponding to detected sounds are filtered and... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100019921 - Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for implementing situational control processes: A method, apparatus, and computer program product for implementing situational control processes is provided. The method includes transmitting a signal to a target device and determining whether a response signal has been received from the target device. The response signal indicates one of a presence status of the target device... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Cc Attn: Patent Docketing

20100019923 - Tethered digital butler consumer electronic remote control device and method: The present invention relates to a tethered digital butler consumer electronics product and method. The tethered digital butler, of a price and form factor suitable for consumer electronics markets of developed and developing countries, includes a communications and multi-media console and a wireless remote. The remote may resemble a handheld... Agent: Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP

20100019924 - Position finding system for people, animals and objects: Innovatory electronic system for the position finding of people, animals, and things. It includes a plurality of transceivers and a transmitter, both provided with hardware and software with low power consumption. Transceivers can be interfaced with one another both directly and indirectly on a network, thus providing an “autoforming network”,... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100019925 - Wireless locating system: A method is provided for exchanging information to locate a key fob. The method comprises transmitting a wireless locator signal from a first portable wireless device, the wireless locator signal conveying the identity of the first portable wireless device and receiving a first once-adjusted wireless locator signal from a distant... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)

20100019926 - Pulse emission device for the positionally accurate emission of trigger pulses: A control device (1) and a triggering device (2) are coupled to one another for data processing. The control device and the triggering device (2) are electronic devices. The control device (1) determines a respective desired position value (p*) for at least one shaft with an interpolation cycle (T) and... Agent: Henry M Feiereisen, LLC Henry M Feiereisen

20100019927 - Privacy ensuring mobile awareness system: A selectively activated mobile awareness system fit into a vehicle includes a processing unit with a memory system and an input/output system. Situation monitoring equipment is connected to the input/output system of the processing unit. A control mechanism is used to instruct the processing unit to alert a remote location... Agent: Holland & Hart LLP

20100019928 - Remote climate control device including electrical heater for an electric vehicle and associated methods: A remote climate control system is for an electric vehicle without a combustion engine and including a rechargeable electrical power source and an electrical heater selectively powered thereby, a sensor associated with the rechargeable electrical power source, and a data communications bus extending throughout the electric vehicle. At least one... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.

20100019929 - Communication system for survey source and receiver: A method for communicating with a receiver during an electromagnetic survey. In one implementation, the method may include sending a survey signal to a subsurface region, wherein the survey signals is a first electromagnetic signal and sending a diagnostic signal to the receiver. The diagnostic signal is a second electromagnetic... Agent: Westerngeco L.L.C. Kevin Mcenaney

20100019930 - Electric control and supply system: In at least some embodiments, an electrically controlled subsea production system includes a subsea electrical distributor that receives a high direct current (DC) voltage. The electrical distributor converts the high DC voltage to a lower DC voltage. The electrically controlled subsea production system also includes a plurality of subsea trees... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C.

20100019931 - Method for commissioning and/or operating a communication system: A method for start-up and/or operation of a communication system composed of at least one multivariable sensor, at least one converter unit and at least one receiving unit, which are connected with one another via a two-wire line. A primary measured value in the form of an analog signal and... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100019932 - Driver initiated vehicle-to-vehicle anonymous warning device: A driver-initiated warning device is described for communicating descriptive vehicle-to-vehicle warning messages. The device can be deployed within an automobile and can include an interface that receives input from a driver or passenger of a vehicle. The device also includes a vehicle-to-vehicle communications component that generates anonymous messages upon having... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20100019933 - Communication apparatus: An object is to provide a communication device which can transmit different information for each lane in vehicle-to-roadside communications, while allowing vehicles to perform highly accurate position location. A communication device, placed on roadside, for transmitting information to a plurality of lanes, comprises a plurality of transmission means for respectively... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100019934 - Parking assistance apparatus and parking assistance method: A target parking position serving as a parking target of a vehicle is set, and a parking start position from which the vehicle can start to reach the target parking position while maintaining a predetermined steering angle is set. Then, a vehicle mark V indicating a current position, a target... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100019935 - Parking assistance device: A parking assistance device includes a guiding unit to perform guidance of a vehicle to a parking initial position from which the vehicle can be parked into a parking space located adjacent to and on a far side of an object existing around the vehicle with respect to a running... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100019936 - Method and apparatus for self-powered vehicular sensor node using magnetic sensor and radio transceiver: The invention includes a vehicular sensor node, circuit apparatus and their operations. Power from power source is controlled for delivery to radio transceiver and magnetic sensor, based upon a task trigger and task identifier. The radio transceiver and the magnetic sensor are operated based upon the task identifier, when the... Agent: Earle Jennings

20100019937 - Optical receiving apparatus, shield plate, computer product, transit support method, and transit support apparatus: An optical receiving apparatus is provided on a mobile object and includes a receiving unit that receives an optical signal transmitted from a transmitting unit of a communication device disposed apart from the mobile object; and a blocking unit that blocks the optical signal when an incident angle of the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100019938 - Systems and methods for re-triggering of a radar weather display: After deactivation of the presentation of weather information on a radar weather display, systems and methods re-trigger when weather conditions change so that the crew is advised of the changed weather conditions. An exemplary embodiment monitors at least one condition of the weather and in response to the monitored weather... Agent: Honeywell/blg Patent Services

20100019939 - Display system for aircraft: The display system (1) comprises means (6) for controlling the presentation on a head-down screen (E1 to E3) of primary piloting information, during a defect of display on a head-up display means (3) which carries out the display of such primary piloting information.... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.

01/21/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100013596 - Electronic key system, portable wireless device, and vehicle management method: An electronic key system, a portable wireless device, and a vehicle management method capable of confirming histories of operation of a vehicle equipped with vehicle equipment 21 and operation of an attached equipment equipped with the vehicle, having a vehicle 20, a mobile phone 30 provided with an electronic key... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20100013593 - Biometric authentication and verification: Biometric authentication and verification are described. A method in biometric identification includes establishing a foundational biometric measurement based on a first user input. The method also includes providing a second user input at a biometric terminal, the second user input used by the biometric terminal to determine whether to acknowledge... Agent: George W. Luckhardt, Esq. Law Offices Of George W. Luckhardt

20100013595 - Method for controlling the re-use of prefilled reagent dispensers and other consumables: This disclosure provides methods and systems by which a device could detect if it has been loaded with a consumable that was not authorized by the manufacturer of the device even if the gray market could exactly remanufacture or duplicate the consumable. The methods and systems utilize an asymmetric key... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.

20100013594 - System for monitoring component of operating machine: A working machine is provided with a plurality of exchangeable components, and each component is provided with a wireless tag. A component ID is stored in advance in the wireless tag. When, on the side of the working machine, a component exchange timing or an engine starting timing is detected,... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20100013597 - Biometric medication container: A locked medication container can be unlocked opened in response to a person's matching biometric characteristic and satisfaction of pre-established rules of access relating to day and time. One type of characteristic is a finger or thumb print. A communication can be sent to a remote site indicating that access... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20100013601 - Applique nodes for performance and functionality enhancement in radio frequency identification systems: In an RFID system with existing reader and tags communicating with each other, appliqués derive information by listening to this communication to yield significant performance benefits, while not affecting the communication between the existing nodes. For example, an appliqué capable of receiving beamforming can estimate the angle of arrival of... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20100013602 - H-field shaping using a shorting loop: In one embodiment the present invention includes a radio frequency identification (RFID) system with a shorting loop. The shorting loop at least partially surrounds the antenna. The shorting loop distorts the electromagnetic field generated by the antenna to improve the definition of the border of the read region of the... Agent: Fountainhead Law Group, PC Chad R. Walsh

20100013598 - Multi-transceiver rfid reader system with centralized control and frequency source: Embodiments of the present invention provide RFID systems having a centralized frequency source and controller. The centralized frequency source generates a reference signal, having a frequency below the RF band of interest, which is transmitted to a plurality of reader nodes. The centralized controller generates and transmits data to the... Agent: North Weber & Baugh LLP

20100013600 - Rfid-based active labeling system for telecommunication systems: A radio-frequency identification-(RFID)-based active labeling system for labeling components of a telecommunication system. The active labeling system includes an electronically addressable active label device that forms and displays indicia that remains static and visible when the device is unpowered. A RFID tag is operably connected to the device and is... Agent: Corning Incorporated

20100013599 - Smart monitoring and wireless query system and method: A smart monitoring and wireless query system is disclosed which includes a sensor suite, an RFID chip, and a microcontroller. The sensor suite with appropriate sensors can be mounted to a separate circuit board installed in a housing of a fixture with the RFID chip in proximity to the sensors.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20100013604 - Identification system: A method of identifying a plurality of transponders, the method comprising receiving at an interrogator one or more data transmission blocks from each transponder, wherein the first data block contains a uniquely detectable transponder identity and zero or more further data blocks defining a set of data blocks making up... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100013605 - Data carrier and data carrier system: Command control is performed by the same command control unit even in the communication in which either an RF analog section or a contact communication terminal section is used, and thereby, both of RF communication and contact-type serial communication can be performed by using a predetermined communication protocol stored in... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20100013606 - Method for storing data as well as a transponder, a read/write-device, a computer readable medium including a program element and such a program element adapted to perform this method: A method for storing or reading data in a memory array of a transponder and a corresponding transponder, read/write device and program element is described. Therein, a data structure for storing data within the memory array is defined by a predetermined protocol. The data structure comprises: a header data block... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20100013603 - Wireless id managing apparatus, wireless id managing method and wireless id recorder: The RFID reader 20 reads out an RFID stored in an RFID tag in the vicinity through wireless communication. The clock 28 acquires an RFID readout time. The location sensor 24 acquires an RFID readout location. The memory 16 stores the RFID in association with the readout time and the... Agent: Gibson & Dernier L.L.P.

20100013607 - Method and apparatus for providing a communication link: A method provides a communication link between a first location such as a digital cinema theater and a second location such as a support station. According to one exemplary embodiment, the method includes the steps of initiating a communication link between a first location and a second location in response... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC

20100013609 - Method for controlling a group of wirelessly controlled appliances: m

20100013608 - Pluggable radio navigation satellite system street light controller: An RNSS based street light controller pluggable into a standard electrical interface of a street light for drawing power and controlling a lamp of the street light eliminates the need for photosensors, wiring terminals and related components and yields a street light controller with modest installation and configuration requirements and... Agent: Scot A. Reader

20100013612 - Electro-mechanical systems for enabling the hearing impaired and the visually impaired: A system for enabling the hearing impaired comprises a plurality of servo actuators each associated with a particular segment of a predetermined frequency domain. The servo actuators drive tactile stimulators which engage the skin of the hearing impaired person in patterns that are unique to individual inputs thereby enabling the... Agent: Klemchuk Kubasta LLP

20100013611 - Method and apparatus for informing a user of the position of an information source relative to the user position: In a process for informing a user regarding the position of an information source relative to the user's position, the position of an information source is first determined relative to the user. Thereafter, a tactile or electrical stimulus is generated, for directly affecting the user in a location that corresponds... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100013610 - Portable vibrating device and method of use: A vibrating device that operates without the need for replacement batteries is disclosed. An apparatus is disclosed for generating electrical power and supplying electrical power to a portable vibrating device. A portable vibrating device in accordance with certain embodiments of the invention is adapted to generate and store its own... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

20100013613 - Haptic feedback projection system: This Haptic Projection System (HPS) synchronizes single impulses and vibrations transmitted through the surface material of the touch sensitive display. Impulse generators spaced equally around the edges of the screen can, by adjusting their relative intensities and timing, focus the impulses or vibrations to an approximate point, or series of... Agent: Jonathan Weston

20100013614 - Haptic solenoid system: A supporting surface and a touch screen member mounted to a plastic frame having a first vibration transmitting slot and at least two mounting slots. A pair of similar L-shaped poles is mounted in the frame in juxtaposition to define gaps between them. One of the poles constitutes a stationary... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl

20100013615 - Obstacle detection having enhanced classification: A method and system for sensing an obstacle comprises transmitting an electromagnetic signal from a mobile machine to an object. A reflected electromagnetic signal is received from the object to determine a distance between the object and the mobile machine. An image patch is extracted from a region associated with... Agent: Thorp Reed & Armstrong One Oxford Centre

20100013616 - Apparatus and method for detecting decrease in tire air pressure and program for detecting decrease in tire air pressure: The invention includes: a rotation velocity information detection means for regularly detecting tire rotation velocity information regarding the respective wheels of a vehicle; a frequency characteristic estimation means for estimating a frequency characteristic of the rotation velocity information based on the rotation velocity information obtained from the rotation velocity information... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100013617 - Apparatus and method for detecting decrease in tire air pressure and program for detecting decrease in tire air pressure.: An apparatus for detecting a decrease in a tire air pressure includes; a rotation velocity information detection means for regularly detecting tire rotation velocity information regarding the respective wheels of a vehicle; a resonance frequency estimation means for estimating a resonance frequency of the rotation velocity information based on the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100013618 - Tire pressure monitoring system auto learn algorithm: A method of operating a tire pressure monitoring system on a vehicle comprising tracking number of burst transmissions sent by a sensor, building a pareto of potential sensor indentifications based on the greatest number of burst transmissions received from the sensor associating a potential sensor identification to a respective tire... Agent: Angela M. Brunetti, PLLC

20100013619 - Sensor assembly: A sensor module is provided for use in a passenger compartment of a motor vehicle that includes, but is not limited to a circuit board, at least one passenger compartment temperature sensor, and at least one solar irradiation detection sensor. The sensor module further includes, but is not limited to... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gme)

20100013620 - Brake or clutch lining comprising a wear and tear and temperature determination unit: A brake or clutch lining (10; 12) has a friction lining (22) arranged on a carrier plate (20). For purposes of detecting a critical operating temperature, an electrically conductive material (24) that has a phase-transition temperature that falls within the range of the critical operating temperature of the friction lining... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP

20100013621 - Illuminated gear selection indicator: An improved gear selection indicator principally for use in a motor vehicle having a manually operated shift lever connected to a motor vehicle manual or automatic transmission, and including a shift knob sleeve placed over the vehicle gear shift lever, and an illuminated display disposed in the opening of the... Agent: Stainbrook & Stainbrook, LLP

20100013622 - Adaptive light seatbelt buckle: An adaptive light seatbelt system is provided. The system includes a buckle housing, a light positioned in the buckle housing so that the light is visible to an occupant of a vehicle, a controller for controlling the light, and a signaler for providing an input to the controller. The system... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100013623 - Automobile communication system: A communication system for use with an automobile having an accelerator, a brake, a cruise control, and a brake lamp includes a display, a transmitter, a receiver, and a cruise lamp visible from outside the automobile. The communication system includes a processor in data communication with the accelerator, the brake,... Agent: Harshaw Research, Inc.

20100013624 - Turn signal device self cancelling feature: A multi-function turn signal arrangement for an incorporating vehicle includes a user interface having a plurality of operator specifiable signaling modes including a right-direction-signal momentary blinking mode and a left-direction-signal momentary blinking mode. A controller is configured to receive input from the user interface indicative of an operator specified direction... Agent: Volvo Technology Of America, Corporate Patents

20100013625 - redundant data path system: The present invention provides a redundant data path system for transmitting an alarm signal between a monitored facility and a destination facility, said system comprising: alarm signal receiving means adapted to receive the alarm signal; destination facility identifying means adapted to identify the destination facility to which the alarm signal... Agent: Carstens & Cahoon, LLP

20100013626 - Substrate lift pin sensor: Embodiments disclosed herein include a method and apparatus for supporting a substrate. When a substrate is inserted into a processing chamber by an end effector robot, the substrate is placed on one or more lift pins. The lift pins may include a sensing mechanism that can detect whether the substrate... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP - - Appm/tx

20100013627 - System and method for monitoring infrastructure: A system for generating a threat alert in an infrastructure component is provided. The system includes at least three acoustic sensors disposed at a pre-determined spacing apart from each other on the infrastructure component, wherein each of the sensors is configured to detect a signal corresponding to an outcome that... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100013628 - Apparatus and method of collecting and distributing event data to strategic security personnel and response vehicles: A security and surveillance system for aircraft on the ground incorporates a plurality of strategically spaced sensors including video imaging generators, audio sensors, motion detectors, and fire and smoke detectors for monitoring critical components and critical areas of both the interior and the exterior of the a commercial transport such... Agent: Moore Landrey

20100013629 - Gis-based automated weather alert notification system: An automated weather alert system using GIS technology automatically ingests weather data and processes the weather data to determine if localized weather conditions pose a threat to any of a plurality of business operations, each of which have a known location. In the event such threat exists, an employee having... Agent: Nikolai & Mersereau, P.A.

20100013630 - Device with display and control: A device including a display for displaying operational and/or functional parameters of the device and a control unit with at least one control element for controlling the display and/or device, wherein the display is at least partly rotatable with respect to the device, and/or wherein the position of the at... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP

20100013631 - Alarm recognition: A method and apparatus of recognizing an alarm scenario in a chip card. The method includes detecting a deviation of a property, and determining whether the deviation is a result of an alarm scenario.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100013634 - Distributed systems monitoring system: Disclosed is a distributed systems monitoring system comprising information monitoring units for acquiring monitoring information from monitoring targets, and a monitoring information collecting and integrating unit for integrating the monitoring information acquired from the information monitoring units and for presenting the integrated monitoring information to a user. Upon receipt of... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen

20100013633 - Systems and methods for verification of wireless terminals on board vehicles using country-of-origin information: A security method and system for accepting identity information regarding a vehicle. The system intercepts communications between wireless communication terminals located on board a vehicle and a wireless communication network, and processes the intercepted communication so as to identify respective countries of origin of the terminals on the vehicle. A... Agent: Lawrence A. Aaronson, P.C. Lawrence A. Aaronson

20100013632 - Transceiver interface for power system monitoring: A system and method for filtering electric power system data communicated from faulted circuit indicators (FCIs) and at least one other source before the electric power system data is further communicated to a monitoring system such as SCADA. The power system data from the FCIs may include an event such... Agent: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. Richard Edge

20100013635 - Locking system for shipping container including bolt seal and electronic device with arms for receiving bolt seal: An electronic locking device secures a shipping container and includes a housing, two arms, a sensing circuit, and electronics. The pair of arms extend from the housing and couple to the hasp. The arms transition between locked and unlocked configurations relative to the hasp, with one or both of the... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC

20100013636 - Microwave ranging sensor: A method for detecting an intruder in a protected space that uses a microwave frequency sensor to determine an accurate distance measurement to the intruder. The accurate distance measurement reduces the false alarms typically associated with microwave frequency sensors due to motion outside the protected space and vibration within the... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20100013637 - Radio frequency identification devices, remote communication devices, identification systems, communication methods, and identification methods: The present invention provides radio frequency identification devices, remote communication devices, identification systems, communication methods, and identification methods. A radio frequency identification device according to one aspect includes a substrate; communication circuitry coupled with the substrate and configured to receive a wireless signal including an identifier, to process the identifier... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing

20100013638 - Apparatus and method for managing product distribution using security tag: Provided is a method and apparatus for managing a product distribution. The product distribution management method may include: reading a security key of a product from a security tag attached to the product; transferring the read security key to a security server; receiving, from the security server, first authentication information... Agent: Jae Y. Park

20100013639 - Low power asset position tracking system: A low power asset tracking system includes a mobile unit and a base unit, at least one mobile unit being in communication with the base unit. The mobile unit includes a broadcast circuit having a motion sensor for determining motion of the mobile unit in at least one direction and... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100013640 - Apparatus, system and method for sensing to locate persons in a building in the event of a disaster: An apparatus, system and method that assesses the number and location of persons in a building. The invention may include none, one, two or more emitters, at least one sensor that senses reflected radiation indicative of a modification to the emitted radiation from multiple ones of the at least two... Agent: Gibbons P.C.

20100013641 - System for providing remote signals from a patient monitor: A system for providing remote audible and/or visible signals corresponding to those of a patient monitor. The patient monitor is locate proximate to the patient and senses certain conditions of the patient and provides visible and/or audible signals based on those sensed conditions. The patient monitor may simply provide an... Agent: Roger M. Rathbun

20100013642 - Systems and methods for evaluating a physiological condition: A method and system are provided for evaluating in patient monitoring whether a signal is sensed optimally by receiving a signal, transforming the signal using a wavelet transform, generating a scalogram based at least in part on the transformed signal, identifying a pulse band in the scalogram, identifying a characteristic... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100013644 - Flame sensing voltage dependent on application: A system for operating a flame sensing device to obtain readings of increased accuracy without degrading the life of the sensor. There may be levels of a flame requiring a precise measurement. One improvement of accuracy uses higher voltage on the sensor, but this degrades the sensor and thus shortens... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20100013643 - System, converter and method for wide area distribution of supervised emergency audio: A wide area fire safety and detection system is disclosed. The system includes a control node configured to execute a first detection routine, wherein the control node has a network interface, and an amplifier having an audio output, wherein the amplifier is configured to communicate the audio output to a... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100013645 - Method and system of imaging electrons in the near earth space environment: A method and system of globally monitoring space weather conditions, use an imager, including one or more telescopic instruments and one or more processors, containing computer program code. The imager is configured on a platform; and positioned in the near Earth space environment, where, based on the executed computer program... Agent: Naval Research Laboratory Associate Counsel (patents)

20100013646 - Method and apparatus for continuously monitoring interstitial regions in gasoline storage facilities and pipelines: An underground storage system includes a primary containment unit and a secondary containment unit arranged to sealingly encompass the primary containment unit. The underground storage system further includes a leak detection system which is fluidly connected to the secondary containment system, and which is adapted to detect fluid leaks in... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP 111 E. Wayne Street

20100013647 - Hybrid power system: A hybrid power system for maximizing and extending the operation times of an electronic device. The hybrid power system may include a power source, an energy storage device, and a controller for maintaining the energy storage device at a desired state of charge.... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Slc

20100013648 - System and method for controlling battery cool-down: A method for cooling a battery after a charging phase including the steps of providing a user display, identifying a starting point at which the charging phase of the battery transitions to a cooling phase, when the starting point is identified, instructing the user display to provide a first indication... Agent: Thompson Hine L.L.P. Intellectual Property Group

20100013649 - Load control device having audible feedback: A load control device for controlling the amount of power delivered from an AC power source to an electrical load comprises a non-visual, haptic sensory output structure for producing a variable human detectable output related to the amount of power being delivered to the load. Specifically, the load control device... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100013650 - Shake responsive media player: A shake responsive media player is provided. The media player comprises a vibration switch that changes its state between an electrically open state and an electrically closed state during the media player is shaken. The media player also comprises a storage unit, a motion state determining unit, a media file... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100013651 - Device with display and controller for controlling displayed information in response to movement: A device including a housing having a curved support surface, and a display provided on the housing. The display is configured to display information. The device further includes a sensor configured to sense rolling movement of the housing, and a controller configured to influence the information displayed on the display... Agent: Snyder, Clark, Lesch & Chung, LLP

20100013652 - Shake responsive media player: A shake responsive media player is provided. The media player comprises, a motion sensor, a storage unit, a motion state determining unit, a media file determining unit, and a processing unit. The motion sensor is used for detecting a shaking motion imparted to the media player by a user. The... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100013653 - Systems and methods for mapping message contents to virtual physical properties for vibrotactile messaging: Systems and methods for mapping message contents to virtual physical properties for vibrotactile messaging are disclosed. For example, one disclosed method includes the steps of receiving a sensor signal from a sensor, the sensor configured to detect an interaction with a messaging device, determining a virtual physical property of a... Agent: Patent Department (51851) Kilpatrick Stockton LLP

20100013654 - Self-contained monitoring and remote testing device and method: A self-contained monitoring and remote testing (SMART) unit for a mail conveyance machine includes a housing and a set of condition monitoring devices provided in the housing. The housing may be sized and adapted for conveyance by the mail conveyance machine. A ruggedized processor may be included in the housing.... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100013655 - Guidance system and method for medical procedures: Embodiments of the present invention comprise a guidance system and method for providing an angular orientation of a medical device. The system and method may utilize a fluid-filled portion with a position indicator that floats in the fluid contained within the fluid-filled portion. The guidance system may be coupled to... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20100013656 - Area monitoring using prototypical tracks: A solution for monitoring an area includes using a region schema for the area. The region schema can include a set of prototypical tracks, each of which includes a start location, an end location, and a trajectory. The trajectory comprises an expected path an object will travel between the start... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20100013657 - Warning device and computer readable recording medium: A warning device includes an acquisition unit which acquires history information that expresses a history of past connected states between a communication cable and a connection terminal of a radiographic device. On the basis of the acquired history information, a judgment unit judges whether or not the communication cable that... Agent: Moss & Burke, PLLC

20100013658 - Dynamic emergency escape indicator: A dynamic emergency escape indicator primarily comprises a base, at least one light emitting device, a panel, at least one energy storage device and one or more lighting devices. By repeatedly turning on and off the at least one light emitting device in sequence, a plurality of indicating patterns can... Agent: Juei-chao, Chen

20100013659 - Compact visual indications of schedule saturation: A software tool, device, and method are disclosed for displaying schedule saturation. Schedule saturation indicators on an electronic display provide compact and easily comprehended visual overviews of the schedule saturations of days, weeks, months, etc, without attempting to display hour-by-hour schedule information. For example, a half-red, half-green rectangle can indicate... Agent: Russ Weinzimmer

20100013660 - Pairing method and control device therefor: A control device includes a search unit which receives profiles from each of a plurality of apparatuses in a home network and searches for a plurality of apparatuses able to be controlled in the home network, a user interface unit which displays information regarding the plurality of apparatuses found as... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100013661 - Method and system for providing service to deaf and hard-of-hearing: A method and system for taking orders from a person are disclosed. The system and method may include a notification system and station that notifies a service associate of the need for assistance, and an ordering station wherein service is provided to the user in need. A button may be... Agent: Ip Advisors Christopher Haigh

20100013662 - Product locating system: A system for quickly locating selected products in a store uses a computer module which has a keyboard and a visual display position and a plurality of position indicating devices, such as passive or active RFID devices, which are fixed to a shelf or to products on a shelf to... Agent: Pyle & Piontek, LLC

20100013663 - Downhole telemetry system using an optically transmissive fluid media and method for use of same: A downhole telemetry system (10) disposed within a wellbore (32). The downhole telemetry system (10) includes a downhole transmitter (48) operable to optically transmit a data stream and a downhole receiver (52) operable to receive the optically transmitted data stream. An optically transmissive fluid (64) is disposed in the wellbore... Agent: Lawrence R. Youst Lawrence Youst PLLC

20100013664 - Method and apparatus for determining position in a pipe: A method and apparatus for determining position in a pipe provides for the precise determination of location and associated characteristics of each pipe joint of a well, cross country pipeline or other fluid transmission line. The system includes a passive or active radio identification device at each joint in the... Agent: Marathon Oil Company C/o Law Office Of Jack E. Ebel

20100013665 - Measurement of current and voltage of an in-orbit solar array: An apparatus comprises switches, a measurement unit, and a telemetry subsystem. The switches connect the current sources to a power bus when in a first position and to the measurement unit when the switches are in a second position. The measurement unit generates a ramp signal to control the solar... Agent: Duke W. Yee

20100013666 - Universal reconfigurable system and method for the remote reading of counters or equipment comprising visual indicators: System (1) for remotely reading a meter (5) or equipment fitted with data visual indicators (6), which is characterized in that it is based on the use of reprogrammable logic devices (9) and the fact that it can be remotely reprogrammed. These two features make the system (1) universal, i.e.,... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20100013668 - Method in a medical telemetry system and medical telemetry system: In a method and a medical telemetry system for communication between an external monitoring device and an implantable medical device of the medical telemetry system at a transmitting end, an implantable medical device frame layer packet is segmented into one or more data blocks of a radio packet. The data... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100013667 - Telemeter system, telemeter system control method, and information recording medium: A telemeter system in which information that has an effect on a state of communication between a terminal device and a central device can be readily and accurately reported from the terminal device to the central device. When a central device (12) transmits a request signal for prescribed measurement result... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20100013669 - Speed limit announcing device, method for announcing speed limit, and computer program product for the same: A speed limit announcing device for a vehicle includes: an information obtaining element for obtaining information of a speed limit of a following road, wherein the vehicle is supposed to pass through an intersection and to run on the following road after the intersection; and an announce element for announcing... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20100013670 - Parking apparatus: In a parking apparatus for a vehicle, a parking space is measured and a parking trajectory into the parking space is determined by using this apparatus. A driving space for the vehicle is captured by a camera, both the parking trajectory and a turning point situated on the parking trajectory... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100013671 - Lighting apparatus with integrated warning equipment and data collection equipment: A lighting apparatus including an external case (12) containing a lighting source (13), warning equipment (18) and data collection equipment (19), the warning equipment and data collection equipment being situated at least partly inside the above external case and the warning equipment being controlled on the basis of the data... Agent: Massimo Fucci

20100013672 - Photographic multiple vehicular traffic ticket issuance system: A photographic traffic ticket issuance system or an automatic traffic ticket issuance system, preferably used within a police vehicle; the police vehicle, either mobile or stationary, is preferably used with a photographic device. The system includes a processing system within the police vehicle, which detects and determines that a vehicle... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP

20100013673 - Multiple map image projecting and fusing: A system and method for multiple map image projecting and fusing in an object oriented computer environment. The multiple map image projecting and fusing method may provide a flexible and efficient architecture for generating combined map images from one or more map data sources. One or more map image objects... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100013674 - Wireless locating system: An apparatus is provided for a remote device locating system. The system comprises a first portable wireless device comprising a first manual interface device, the first portable wireless device adapted to transmit a wireless locator signal in response to manipulation of the first manual interface device and a wireless device... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)

01/14/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100007458 - Updating properties of remote a/v performance nodes: Aspects include systems, computer readable media and methods for remotely updating properties of Audio/Visual (A/V) performance nodes that can receive A/V content through a wireless network from a central content source. The central content source can maintain information about properties of such nodes, providing such information to a device configured... Agent: Apple Inc. C/o Novak Druce + Quigg LLP

20100007460 - Biometrics sensor: A biometrics sensor includes a portion for sucking air, a molecular sieve portion for selectively passing or adsorbing specific gas contained in the air, a gas detecting section for detecting the concentration of gas passed through the molecular sieve or the remaining gas, and a data processing section for comparing... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100007459 - Antitheft system: In a system for preventing an equipment such as lawnmower from theft, there are equipped with an internal combustion engine that is mounted on the equipment and is equipped with a generator that generates electric operating power when the engine is operated, a recoil starter to be manipulatable by an... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20100007461 - Method for passive keyless entry of a motor vehicle especially of an industrial vehicle: A vehicle unlocking sequence includes passively authenticating a vehicle user, granting the authenticated vehicle user access to the vehicle and setting the vehicle main switch into an on-state. A vehicle locking sequence includes passively authenticating the vehicle user, configuring the vehicle, upon a first action from the authenticated vehicle user,... Agent: Wrb-ip LLP

20100007462 - Variable strength wireless communication system: A wireless communication system is provided. The communication system comprises a key fob comprising a wireless transmitter adapted to transmit a first signal having a first transmission field strength and first transmission duration, and a second signal having a second transmission field strength and second transmission duration and a vehicle... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)

20100007463 - Vehicle handle with control circuitry: A handle/liftgate assembly for a door of a vehicle is mounted to a handle region of a vehicle door and includes a handle control and a handle sensor. The handle control is responsive to the handle sensor to detect the presence of or proximity of a user or operator at... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20100007468 - Apparatus and method for recognizing information held by an ic tag: An apparatus and method for apparatus for recognizing information stored in an IC tag. An embodiment includes: an antenna part having a first antenna and a second antenna for receiving electric waves from the IC tag, and configured to form a plurality of areas including an area in a readable... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20100007467 - Device, system and method for compensating signal delays in an rfid communication system: An RFID communication system comprises an NFC device (11) and a smart card (2) with contactless card functionality, wherein the NFC device (11) and the smart card (2) are couplable to each other via a protocol converter (7), wherein the NFC device (11) is coupled to an antenna (3) to... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20100007469 - Dynamically triggerable nano rfid device and related method: A nano RFID device or tag and method for using same are disclosed. The nano RFID device may be less than about 150 nanometers in size. The nano RFID device may be a passive, active or semi-passive nano RFID device. The nano RFID device may be distributed to a target... Agent: Mcguirewoods, LLP

20100007470 - Lprf device wake up using wireless tag: A wireless transceiver includes: (a) a low power radio frequency (LPRF) communications component capable of powering down to conserve energy and capable of powering up in response to an electronic signal, the LPRF communications component including a transmitter and a first receiver; and (b) a second receiver that is configured... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC

20100007464 - Product management system and method of managing product at a location: A system and method of managing product at a location in which an echolocation RFID tag or a weight-sensing RFID tag is utilized to determine the quantity of material in a container and then this information is read by an RFID reader and then transmitted to a data storage repository... Agent: Law Offices Of Ira D. Blecker, P.C.

20100007465 - Reader and method for wheel-based rfid devices: A drive over, reader system for a wheel-based, electric field-actuated transponder device includes a vehicle support pad surface; an antenna device on the support pad located to operatively align with a wheel-based transponder device of the vehicle with the vehicle positioned on the pad in a read location; a transmitter... Agent: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Intellectual Property Department 823

20100007466 - Systems and methods for rfid security: An RFID system includes an RFID tag, an RFID reader, and a server. The RFID tag communicates to the server via encrypted information. The information may be encrypted with synchronized encryption keys. In this manner, the reader need not decrypt the information from the RFID tag. The effectiveness of malicious... Agent: Adeli & Tollen, LLP

20100007471 - Apparatus for reading rfid tag: This disclosure discloses an apparatus for reading with a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag comprising: a plurality of information creation devices, capable of generating a plurality of types of command signals for making an access to an RFID tag circuit element having an IC circuit part storing information and a... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20100007472 - System and method for the collection, storage, analysis and reporting of event information: A system and method includes an RFID tag that is associated with an object or person. The object or person can actuate a call signal to summon a responder, who would be a person fitted with a BODYWARE™ electronic device that is compatible with electromagnetic signals from the RFID tag.... Agent: Joseph S. Heino, Esq. Davis & Kuelthau, S.c.

20100007473 - Intelligent power-enabled communications port: A port that supplies power in accordance with a standard is equipped with a variable power supply and a power line communications module. Power line signals on the power conductors are used to allow a port controller to negotiate power requirements with peripheral devices and the power supply is adjusted... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20100007474 - Method and apparatus for tactile haptic device to guide user in real-time obstacle avoidance: An apparatus for providing information about a physical surrounding environment to a user includes; a handle, at least one sensor operatively coupled to the handle, a plurality of dual purpose, bi-directional haptic force feedback devices coupled to the handle, and a processor which receives signals from the at least one... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Fishkill

20100007475 - Video reproduction apparatus and method for providing haptic effects: An apparatus and method for allowing a user to dynamically enjoy a video. A difference between image data is computed at every preset unit of time and a vibration corresponding to the computed difference is generated so that the user can sense a motion change of an object within the... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP

20100007476 - Method and device for operating a sensor system: A method and a device for operating a sensor system are described, a processing unit being connected to at least one sensor of the sensor system via communication connections and the processing unit transmitting data, which represent the at least one sensing range and/or detection area of the sensor, and/or... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100007477 - Tire with monitoring device: The invention provides a monitoring device and tire combination wherein an antenna is mounted to the tire in a location spaced from the monitoring device. In one embodiment, the antenna may be mounted to the tire sidewall outside the body cords of the tire. The antenna may be mounted on... Agent: Fred Zollinger Iii

20100007478 - Method and device for assisting a driver when maneuvering a vehicle or vehicle-trailer combination: The invention relates to a method and a device for assisting a driver when maneuvering a vehicle or vehicle-trailer combination (1) which has vehicle elements (2, 3) which can move with respect to one another. The method provides that the vehicle or vehicle-trailer combination is/are displayed in the straight-ahead position... Agent: Patent Central LLC Stephan A. Pendorf

20100007479 - Adaptive driver warning methodology: An adaptive driver warning methodology takes into account the driver gaze during a steady-state interval following a precipitating event that will potentially lead to the issuance of a driver warning. The elapsed steady-state time following the precipitating event is compared with the duration of continuous non-forward driver gaze following the... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20100007480 - On-board warning apparatus and warning method: An on-board warning apparatus of the invention includes an inattentive time measuring device that measures a duration of an inattentive state of a driver; a dozing time measuring device that measures a duration of a dozing state of the driver; a first warning output device that warns the driver when... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100007481 - System and method for displaying degradation of power storage device: A degradation evaluating unit collects data related to a power storage device from a vehicle through a power cable, and based on the collected data, evaluates the state of degradation of the power storage device. A data processing unit reads data related to the state of degradation of the power... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100007482 - Security system for portable device with arming feature: A security system and method of monitoring a portable device. The security system has a first sensor, a controller, and an alarm signal generator. The controller is capable of detecting that the first sensor, with the security system in an armed state, has changed from the secured state, and as... Agent: Wood, Phillips, Katz, Clark & Mortimer

20100007483 - Usn middleware apparatus and method for generating information based on data from heterogeneous sensor networks and information service providing system using the same: Provided are a Ubiquitous Sensor Network (USN) middleware apparatus and method for generating an information service based on heterogeneous sensor networks and a system for providing the information service using the same. In the system, a sensor node constructing a sensor network senses environment information, and a sensor network data... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100007484 - Voice alarm and a control apparatus for construction site: The present invention relates to a voice alarm and a control apparatus for construction site. A voice alarm apparatus in accordance with one aspect of the present invention comprises a sensing unit for generating and transmitting a sensing signal to a processing unit upon detecting the presence of a man... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20100007485 - Devices, systems and method of determining the location of mobile personnel: A locator system for use in connection with at least one mobile person includes a mobile locator system adapted to be worn by the person, wherein the mobile locator system includes an inertial navigation system. The locator system further includes a reference locator system to provide information about a position... Agent: Mine Safety Appliances Company

20100007486 - Wireless infant alarm system: A wireless infant state alarm system includes a detecting device placed adjacent an infant. The detecting device includes an external signal receiver for receiving an external signal indicative of at least one of movement and sound of the infant. The detecting device further includes a signal transmitter receiving and converting... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.

20100007487 - Locality based alert method and apparatus: Information about emergency situations is securely collected and processed by an agency, such as the local police force. When the information is approved for distribution as an emergency alert of a particular type, the alert is transmitted to a server. The server in turn facilitates the distribution of information widely... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20100007488 - Alarm system providing wireless voice communication: An alarm system includes one or more audio stations, and an audio station network interface. The audio stations communicate wirelessly with the audio station network interface. The audio station network interface communicates with a monitoring center over a cellular network, to allow audio monitoring of the premises at the audio... Agent: Tyco International Ltd

20100007491 - integrated image recognition and spectral detection device and a device and method for automatically controlling the settings of a light by image recognition and spectral detection of the light: The invention relates to an integrated image recognition and spectral detection device particularly suitable for monitoring settings of a light. The invention also relates to automatically controlling the settings of a light by image recognition and spectral detection of the light, particularly to automatically controlling the color point of the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property And Standards

20100007489 - Adaptive learning for enterprise threat managment: A reactive approach to enterprise threat management provides a solution to the problem of prioritizing security violations. In an embodiment, a linear adaptive learning approach is aimed towards a system which could effectively assist security administrators to prioritize reported violations. The approach is adaptive in the sense that the system... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20100007493 - Container unit for the storage and protection of laboratory substances: A container unit for the storage and protection of laboratory substances includes a protective housing and at least one dosage-dispensing unit. The at least one dosage-dispensing unit includes a reservoir container and a dispensing head. To prepare the at least one dosage-dispensing unit for operation, the protective housing can be... Agent: Standley Law Group LLP

20100007490 - Method and device for monitoring the emission situation of a plant: The invention relates to a method and device for monitoring the emission situation of a plant emitting emissions, comprising determination of at least one current emission value for the plant, extrapolation to a predicted emission value base on the at least one determined emission value, comparison of the predicted emission... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100007492 - Methods, systems and apparatus for monochromatic uv light sterilization: The present disclosure provides for methods, systems and apparatus for monochromatic UV light sterilization of container systems and/or container-packaged products. More particularly, the present disclosure provides for improved methods, systems and apparatus for monochromatic UV light sterilization of liquid and/or solid products/solutions and/or packaging/container systems for liquid and/or solid products/solutions... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP Stamford

20100007494 - A security alarm device: The invention relates to security alarm devices and can be used for warning about the modification of the position of monitored objects with respect to a user monitoring said objects. The inventive device comprises an object device which is arranged on each guarded object and is used for inquiring and... Agent:

20100007497 - Antitheft system: In an antitheft system for preventing an equipment comprising moving objects such as electric vehicles or operating machine such as lawnmower from theft, an electronic key is prepared to be carried by an operator of the equipment and stores authenticating data for identifying the operator who carries the electronic key.... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20100007496 - Rfid wireless scanning system for non-rfid mobile devices, and related operating methods: A wireless scanning system for obtaining data related to items includes a radio frequency identification (RFID) reader configured to interrogate RFID tags and obtain tag data from interrogated RFID tags, and a mobile wireless device that is incapable of interrogating RFID tags. The system uses a device RFID tag in... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (symbol)

20100007498 - Rotatable tags for automated location and monitoring of moveable objects and related systems: A rotatable tag is provided that is configured to be affixed to a moveable object, the tag includes a housing configured to provide an increased volume and occupy a relatively small amount of surface area on the object to which the tag is affixed. The rotatable tag is configured to... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20100007495 - System and method for monitoring a location of a mobile rfid reader: A system and a method for monitoring a location of a mobile RFID reader are provided. The system includes an active RFID tag disposed on the mobile RFID reader configured to transmit a first RF signal. The system further includes a first stationary RFID reader configured to receive the first... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Austin

20100007499 - Universal tracking assembly: A universal tracking assembly that is capable of supporting more than one protocol used in electronic article surveillance (EAS) labels. The universal tracking assembly includes an acousto-magnetic (AM) EAS portion with a Radio Frequency (RF) EAS portion. The intrinsic characteristics and properties of the components of these individual labels are... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP

20100007500 - Detector system for detecting cargo items falling during transport and method for retrieval thereof: A detector arrangement including an antenna for detecting an object or objects equipped with RFID tags and which has or have fallen from a transport arrangement during conveyance thereon from a first location to a second location. Also provided is a method of detecting and retrieving an object or objects... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

20100007501 - Containers having radio frequency identification tags and method of applying radio frequency identification tags to containers: A container having a radio frequency identification tag attached thereto by means of a stud or a radio frequency identification tag retainer_projecting from the exterior surface of the container. The container can be used to contain medical products, and the container can be of various types, such as, for example,... Agent: Paul D. Yasger Abbott Laboratories

20100007503 - Alarm system: An automated method and computer system for monitoring a person's safety which allows a person to input a time by which the person is to confirm their safety and input a time period calculated from the inputted time should the person be delayed in confirming their safety. The system contacts... Agent: Thomas M. Galgano

20100007502 - Processes and system for detection of abnormal situations of a person in a living space: Method and system for detecting abnormal situations of a person in a living place. One such method involves: receiving information provided by a sensor carried by the person, which information relates to at least one vital variable of the person, receiving information originating from a series of motion sensors provided... Agent: Pauley Petersen & Erickson

20100007504 - Communication apparatus: A communication apparatus includes: an antenna; a first communication means that performs near field communication with a non-contact card via the antenna; a photodetecting means that is provided near the antenna and detects an amount of incoming light; and a near field communication control means that activates the first communication... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100007505 - Systems and methods for detecting normal levels of bacteria in water using a multiple angle light scattering (mals) instrument: A particle detection system to identify and classify particles is programmed to capture digitized images of the particle generated by directing a light source through a fluid that includes the particle. The particle scatters the light and the scattered light is detected using a detector. The detector creates a digital... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

20100007506 - Battery monitoring system, such as for use in monitoring cell site power systems: A system, apparatus, and method for generating backup power in a wireless communications system such as a wireless communications service base station includes a communications interface, a primary power interface, a generator, rectifiers, and a battery circuit. During normal operation, the communications interface is powered from the primary power interface.... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20100007507 - Electronic eye-pointing assisted alternative and augmented communications device: The present invention is electronic eye-pointing assisted alternative and augmented communications device that stores communicated characters in electronic memory and displays them on display panels on the device. The device has a library of phrases stored in electronic memory that can be called up and displayed using two character codes.... Agent: Maurice Thompson

20100007508 - Lighting control having an idle state with wake-up upon actuation: A load control device for controlling the amount of power delivered from an AC power source to an electrical load, the load control device comprising a bidirectional semiconductor switch operable to be coupled in series electrical connection between the source and the load, the semiconductor switch having a control input;... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100007509 - Display unit having a dial and a central display: Provided is a display unit that incorporates a dial, a central display device, and an indicating needle. The indicating needle includes a substrate provided beneath the display device, a light source on a surface of an end of the substrate; and a light guide. The light guide includes a first... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100007510 - Communication device with orientation indication of receipt of communication signal: A communication device including a housing, a signal receiver configured to receive a signal from another communication device, and a motive device provided within the housing. The motive device is configured to change an orientation of the housing in response to the receipt of the signal. A method of processing... Agent: Snyder, Clark, Lesch & Chung, LLP

20100007511 - Touchless control of a control device: A method and a system are provided for controlling a controller without physically touching the controller. A hand or other object interacts with a field surrounding the controller, altering the field. A change in characteristic of the altered field causes a corresponding movement of the controller that, in turn, corresponds... Agent: Snyder, Clark, Lesch & Chung, LLP

20100007512 - Tongue operated magnetic sensor based wireless assistive technology: An assistive apparatus and method for remote control of an appliance by a subject are provided. The apparatus can comprise a tracer unit affixed to the tongue of the subject such that a change in position of the tongue changes position of the tracer; at least one sensor for detecting... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.

20100007513 - Communication protocol for remotely controlled laser devices: A laser device operating system includes a laser device generating a laser beam when receiving a remote control unit command signal. The remote control unit operates in a public or private mode. In public mode the remote control unit generates a command signal transmitted to the laser device. In private... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100007514 - Lamp-operating appliance for operating one or more light-sources and process for operating a lamp-operating appliance: The invention relates to a lamp operating device (10) for operating one or multiple light sources (20-1, 20-2), with a first interface unit (15) for connecting the lamp operating device (10) to a control line (2) and for receiving external control commands corresponding to a first communications protocol, and with... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20100007515 - Information processing apparatus and connected device status display method: An information processing apparatus includes: status information input means for inputting status information indicating an operating state and power consumption of each of a plurality of electronic appliances targeted for connection from the plurality of electronic appliances; list screen generating means for generating a list screen that associates the status... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100007516 - System and method for enrollment of a remotely controlled device in a trainable transmitter: A wireless control system is configured to be trainable to control any number of remotely controlled devices. The system can be configured to gather and learn information relating to a signal transmitted by the original transmitter in a manner that is blind to a user of the system. The system... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100007517 - Systems and methods for an electronic presentation controller: The present disclosure relates to an electronic presentation controller that allows an orator to select features that the orator may use during a presentation, and disable other features of the electronic presentation controller. An electronic presentation controller according to the present disclosure may include a wide range of advanced features,... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Slc

20100007518 - Input apparatus using motions and user manipulations and input method applied to such input apparatus: An input apparatus and a command inputting method are described. The input apparatus generates a predetermined command using a motion detected by a motion detector and a user manipulation input to an input unit. Accordingly, a user can use the input device capable of motion detection in various manners to... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20100007519 - Method and conduit for transmitting signals: An expandable tubular sleeve having utility for lining a downhole tubular member includes a tubular body having a portion that is predisposed to initiate expansion thereof under the application of internal fluid pressure. The predisposed portion of the body may be a plastically-deformed portion formed, e.g., by application of mechanical... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation Attn:IPCounsel

20100007520 - Optical telemetry system and method for electro-mechanical switches: A system or method of verifying a new contact position of a multi-pole electromechanical switch having a plurality of contact positions is disclosed. The switch is caused to move to a new contact position. Power is provided to at least one light transmitter to cause the at least one light... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100007522 - Programming of a demand triggered service disconnect device from a threshold in amps: A first embodiment is an arrangement, such as a meter programming device, that includes a memory, a user interface, a communication interface, and a processing circuit. The user interface arrangement is configured to receive user input. The communication interface is configured to communicate with a corresponding communication interface on a... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20100007521 - Rf meter reading system: The automatic meter reading (AMR) systems and methods of the present invention facilitate meter reading utilizing one-way and two-way communication with utility meter endpoint devices while at the same time providing an operating regime that conserves energy for long battery life and utilizes the available airwaves for AMR communications efficiently.... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20100007523 - Driver alert system: A driver alert system is carried by a motor vehicle and alerts a driver that he has committed or is about to commit a driving or parking violation, or that the driving conditions are liable to result in damage to a motor vehicle or person.... Agent: Blank Rome LLP

20100007524 - Advertising or road information screen system integrated to traffic light controls: A system for providing advertising and road information has at least one display screen, a first system to switch the display screen between the display of advertising information and road information, a traffic light controller, and a communication system operatively connected to the display screen and the traffic light controller.... Agent: Glast, Phillips & Murray, P.c

20100007525 - Real time detection of parking space availability: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for determining parking availability are described. A sensor system is configured to monitor a plurality of parking spaces. The sensor system includes at least one sensor element that generates a sensor data output signal. A parking availability determiner receives the sensor data output signal and generates... Agent: Fiala & Weaver, P.l.l.c. C/o Cpa Global

20100007526 - Avi transponder with audio announcements means: An automatic vehicle identification (AVI) unit includes a transponder to communicate with an interrogator regarding at least an identification of a vehicle in which the AVI unit is located, and an audio speaker to broadcast verbal announcements based on information received from the interrogator. A highway monitoring and broadcast system... Agent: Daniel J Swirsky

20100007527 - Device and method for detecting the digital origin of an analogue signal: The present invention relates to an alarm management system intended to be carried onboard an aircraft. More precisely, the invention is aimed at improving the certainty level relating to the integrity of the announcements of faults or information intended for the pilot and based on voice syntheses. For this purpose,... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

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20100001829 - Anti-vehicle theft identification system: The present invention discloses an anti-vehicle theft identification system, which comprises an input device and at least one identification system. The input device is used to read data from a card, and the identification system is installed on a vehicle body. The identification system further comprises a memory unit, an... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20100001830 - Smart key for vehicles and telematics system using the same: The present invention provides a smart key for vehicles and a telematics system using the same. The smart key includes a Radio Frequency (RF) Interface (I/F) unit, a smart key unit, a Universal Subscriber Identity Module (USIM), a USIM I/F unit, and a microcontroller.... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100001831 - Authentication method: A method of controlling an apparatus including a display and a sensor for obtaining biometric data of a user, the sensor being movable to take a plurality of angular positions with respect to the apparatus, includes storing a plurality of sets of reference information in association with the positions of... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100001832 - Method and apparatus for biometric identification of a user in a broadcast communication receiver: In a method for identifying a user in a network of broadcast communication receivers, a physical characteristic of a user is analyzed in association with the user accessing a first of the receivers. First biometric information based on the characteristic as analyzed in association with the user accessing the first... Agent: Setter Roche LLP

20100001833 - Representing security identities using claims: The claims based identity model provides a model which associates security identities with claims. The model represents information contained in the claims, as well as, captures relationships between the security identities described in the claims. Finally, the data model can be easily translated to the existing .NET environment without breaking... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100001834 - System and method for a message registry and message handling in a service -oriented business framework: A system and method are provided for handling a notification message in an enterprise services framework, including in response to the saving of a transaction, sending a notification message to the enterprise system framework, the notification message containing an associated message class including information of message severity and message symptom.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100001835 - Customer paging and communications system: A customer paging and communications system comprising a base unit and a plurality of pagers. The base unit may include an input interface and a base unit processor that's configured to receive pager identifiers and then generate alert signals associated with the respective pager identifiers. The base unit may also... Agent: Reising Ethington P.C.

20100001837 - Attachable rfid devices and methods for identifying objects: The present invention generally relates to devices and methods for identifying objects, especially those which are subject to inspection regimes. Some embodiments comprise a housing that can be attached to an object. Some embodiments also include an RFID tag contained within a housing. Such RFID tags may be adapted to... Agent: Emerson, Thomson & Bennett, LLC

20100001838 - Automated association of patient care devices: Techniques for associating assets of a medical care facility include receiving a first data flow that indicates a first unique identifier for a first radio frequency identification (RFID) tag and receiving a second data flow that indicates a second unique identifier for a second RFID tag. Also received is database... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.c

20100001839 - Communication apparatus and portable communication terminal using the same: When commonly using a receiving antenna and a transmitting antenna having mutually opposing characteristics, the present invention makes it possible to commonly use the antennas without deteriorating the characteristics of both antennas. In a communication apparatus including both of an RF-ID function circuit 1 to perform contactless communication with an... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen

20100001841 - Dynamically distributable nano rfid device and related method: A nano RFID device or tag and method for using same are disclosed. The nano RFID device may be less than about 150 nanometers in size. The nano RFID device may be a passive, active or semi-passive nano RFID device. The nano RFID device may be distributed to a target... Agent: Mcguirewoods, LLP

20100001840 - Method and system for authenticating rfid tag: Provided are a method and a system for authenticating a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag, by which an RFID reader and an authentication server authenticate the RFID tag by using a cryptographic operation and a protocol.... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100001836 - Method of determining the position of a transponder in relation to a communicator: A method of determining the position of a transponder in relation to a communicator, wherein the transponder (9) can be read by a communicator (11) which is adapted to send an inquiry signal to the transponder, wherein the transponder (9) is adapted to answer the inquiry signal and therewith transfer... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100001842 - Single frequency low power rfid device: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for a reader transceiver circuit are described. The reader transceiver circuit incorporates a frequency generator, such as a surface acoustic wave (SAW) oscillator. A reader incorporating the reader transceiver circuit is configured to read a tag at very close range, including while being in contact with... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20100001843 - Apparatus and method for integrated reader and tag: Provided are a reader-tag integrated RFID apparatus and a method for controlling the same. The apparatus includes a tag unit for communicating with an external reader, and transmitting a response signal and data corresponding to a signal transmitted from the external reader to the external reader, a reader unit for... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100001847 - Noncontact transmission device: A noncontact transmission device 100 is provided with a driver 106 for driving a coil 102; a system clock oscillator 110 for outputting a system clock; a monitoring clock oscillator 112 for outputting a monitoring clock LF0 having a frequency lower than that of the system clock CK0; and a... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20100001845 - Method of data transmission embedded in electric power transmission, and a charging stand and battery device using that data transmission: The method of data transmission embedded in electric power transmission disposes a transmitting coil 11 and a receiving coil 31 in close proximity, transmits electric power in a non-contact fashion from the transmitting coil 11 to the receiving coil 31 by magnetic induction, and transmits data from the receiving coil... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100001846 - Nano rfid method and device: A nano RFID device or tag and method for using same is disclosed. The nano RFID device may be less than about 150 nanometers in size. The nano RFID device may be a passive, active or semi-passive nano RFID device. The nano RFID device may be included into other items... Agent: Mcguirewoods, LLP

20100001844 - System and method for receiving wireless data: A device for receiving data comprises a communications arrangement, a memory, and a processor. The communications arrangement receives user-programmable subscription data. The memory stores the subscription data and configuration data. The processor receives activity data corresponding to a movement of an object and generates a report from the activity data... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20100001848 - Secure modular applicators to commission wireless sensors: The present invention improves systems and devices for commissioning wireless tags, RFID tags, and wireless sensors. The present invention benefits wireless sensors that are not directly part of a demand printed label. In one embodiment RFID tags are pre-loaded into cartridges prior to consumption. This improvement adds significant convenience of... Agent: Peter A. Haas, Esquire

20100001849 - Portable terminal and driving method of messenger program in portable terminal: A portable terminal is provided to inform a user of status information via vibration pattern. The portable terminal may include a vibration generation unit for vibrating the portable terminal and a controller changing status information of a messenger program or a member relative to the messenger program to a vibration... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20100001851 - Pressure tank and detection method of pressure tank internal abnormality: A pressure tank including, a tank wall; a supporting member which includes fiber reinforced plastic and supports an outer surface of the tank wall; a supersonic wave sensor which is connected to the tank wall, and which detects a sonic wave propagated in the tank wall; and an internal abnormality... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100001850 - Rear view mirror, monitoring apparatus and monitoring method: The embodiment relates to a rear view mirror, a monitoring apparatus and a monitoring method. The monitoring apparatus comprises a mirror for showing an object; a camera module obtaining image data from the object and processing the image data; and a display module for displaying the image data processed by... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20100001852 - Tire risk judging device of wheel assembly for vehicle: A tire risk judging device of a wheel assembly for a vehicle includes a pressure sensor detecting air pressure of a tire air chamber, an air pressure-generating device that can supply pressurized air to the tire air chamber, an electronic control unit, and an instrument panel display unit. The electronic... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100001853 - Vehicle lamp control architecture: A vehicle lamp control architecture for solving the drawbacks of complicated circuit layout in the prior art includes a control base and a steering lever pivotally connected to the control base and having a first direction pivoting stroke and a second direction pivoting stroke, wherein the steering lever has a... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100001854 - Analyzer and analysis method: An analyzer includes: an information storage medium that is attached to a reagent vessel and is capable of communicating with an external device through radio waves of a predetermined frequency; a writing unit that writes history information that is generated as a reagent in the reagent vessel is used into... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100001856 - Luggage identification and finder with continuous radio frequency feed system: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to luggage location and provide a system for luggage identification and location through a continuous RF feed. In an embodiment of the invention, a luggage location system can include a luggage transceiver and a handheld transceiver. The luggage... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul LLP Attn: Steven M. Greenberg, Esq.

20100001857 - Situation recognizing apparatus, situation recognizing method, and radio terminal apparatus: A situation recognizing apparatus has a situation change detecting unit, being provided with situation information, configured to detect a situation change on the basis of the situation information, a first storage which stores the detected situation change, an input unit which is provided with a user operation, and a second... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100001855 - Energy-conserving triggered id system and method: An energy-conserving triggered ID system, comprising: a reading assembly having a normally non-activated state and having a triggered subassembly configurable to activate the reading assembly; and a mobile assembly having no power source and having a triggering subassembly configurable to activate the triggered subassembly when the mobile assembly is located... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

20100001858 - Emergency alert information based upon subscriber location: A subscriber of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) receiving an EAS alert message can obtain additional information based upon the location of the subscriber. The additional information can include information pertaining to available shelter, medical facilities, the location of emergency supplies, a plume map, evacuation routes, or the like. In... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Ww

20100001859 - Security system and method for using an lf activated rfid tag: A security system includes a system control panel for arming and disarming a security system. A door sensing unit is mounted proximate to a door to be monitored. The door sensing unit includes a door contact, a radio frequency (RF) transceiver, and a low frequency (LF) transmitter. The door contact... Agent: Gerald M. Bluhm Senior Patent And Trademark Counsel

20100001860 - Security fence for swimming pools: A security fence for swimming pools is provided to be so positioned as to surround the water of a swimming pool. The security fence comprises fence sections which are linked to an alarm system. The fence sections are moveable between a non-signaling position and an alarm signaling position. When the... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100001861 - Mail delivery alert system: A mail delivery alert system includes a mailbox housing that encloses an interior space that defines an open front. A door is pivotally coupled to the housing and is movable between open and closed configurations relative to the open front. A first sensor is positioned in the housing so as... Agent: Harshaw Research, Inc.

20100001862 - Method for authenticating radio frequency identification: Embodiments of the invention provide a method of authenticating an item by affixing an RFID chip to the item. In one embodiment, an authentication method comprises providing an RFID chip having a unique ID readable by a device; applying the chip to an item via an adhesive; associating the ID... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.

20100001863 - Operation monitoring and enhanced host communications in systems employing electronic article surveillance and rfid tags: A system and method for monitoring operation and performance of electronic tags such as article surveillance (EAS) tags or radio frequency identification (RFID) tags such as by monitoring and reporting electronic tag readability and operator/system performance levels. The system includes an optical symbol reader and/or electronic tag sensor/deactivator that measures... Agent: Datalogic - Stoel Rives LLP C/o Stoel Rives LLP

20100001864 - System , method and computer program product for real time monitoring, assignment and balancing of professional oversight: A system, method and computer program product for monitoring in real time, activities of a monitoring individual during remote connection and oversight of intra-operative neurophysiologic monitoring (IONM) data from a plurality of IONM devices of at least one machine type, including receiving IONM data from at least one IONM device... Agent: Venable LLP

20100001865 - Flame detection and suppression system using a thermoelectric generator: Apparatus and methods for protecting process equipment from a fire and/or an explosion are provided. In particular, the apparatus and methods utilize Seebeck sensors or thermoelectric generators to detect the propagation of a flame front or deflagration wave within the process equipment. Upon detection of the deflagration wave, the system... Agent: Hovey Williams LLP

20100001866 - Power supply device and vehicle including the same: A power supply device includes a power storage unit capable of being charged and a control unit controlling charging of the power storage unit. Control unit includes a battery ECU for setting, at the start of charging of the power storage unit, a target value of state of charge of... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100001867 - Device, system and method for monitoring tank content levels: The present invention is directed to a system for determining content level in a fluid holding tank and requesting refills. One embodiment of the system comprises a magnet that produces a magnetic flux around a housing for an existing content level gauge, a Hall Effect sensor transmitter unit disposed on... Agent: Kevin Farrell Pierce Atwood

20100001869 - Apparatus and method for processing input signals: An apparatus for processing input signals includes a signal receiver, a comparator, first and second drivers, and a calculator. The signal receiver is used for receiving input signals. The comparator compares the input signals with predetermined signals and generates unit signals representing a corresponding comparison result. The first driver generates... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100001868 - Notification system for uninterruptible power supply and method of the same: A notification system for an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) includes a UPS SNMP HTTP AGENT card (USHA), a short message service (SMS) module, and a computer system. The USHA is connected between the UPS and the Internet. The computer system is connected between the SMS module and the Internet. The... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100001870 - Method and apparatus for detecting abnormal power consumption of a battery in mobile devices: A method for detecting abnormal power consumption of respective batteries in mobile devices includes defining one or more operational states affecting power consumption of the batteries; collecting time-series data on an amount of the power consumption and use time of each battery in each of the operational states; calculating a... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100001871 - Communication anomaly detecting device, and passenger detecting device: An information request portion receives an information request signal transmitted to an information response portion at its own receiving port. The information request portion comprises at least either a power supply system anomaly determination portion or a ground anomaly determination portion. The power supply system anomaly determination portion determines a... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100001872 - Electronic article surveillance system with metal detection capability and method therefor: A method for detecting metal using an electronic article surveillance (“EAS”) system. The EAS system includes a transmitter and a receiver. An EAS interrogation signal is transmitted to establish the interrogation zone. The EAS interrogation signal is used to detect EAS markers and metal objects within the interrogation zone. The... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.

20100001873 - Audio enabled financial transaction organizers: Disclosed herein, among other things, is an audio apparatus for a financial transaction organizer. According to various embodiments, the audio apparatus includes a sound module adapted to detect use by a user. The audio apparatus further includes a speaker coupled to the sound module, in various embodiments. The speaker is... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100001874 - Remote transmission system and method for detecting onset of structural failure: A method for monitoring a structure subject to a mechanical load comprises measuring physical parameters associated with natural oscillations of the structure, transforming the physical parameters into normal mode spectra, and broadcasting an alarm as a function of a change in the normal mode spectra near a critical point. The... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.

20100001875 - Electronic device, media management system and method thereof: A method of managing medias, including steps of: receiving medias; detecting whether the media includes a time information including a start time, a finish time, and a display time interval; comparing the current date and time with the start time if the media includes the time information; displaying the media... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100001876 - Analyzer and analysis method: An analyzer includes: a measurement system that dispenses a specimen in a specimen vessel into a reaction vessel to perform a measurement; an information storage medium that is attached to the specimen vessel, stores specimen information indicative of a state of the specimen, and is capable of communicating with an... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100001877 - Touch screen with sensory feedback: A load control device for controlling the amount of power delivered to an electrical load from an AC power source provides improved sensory feedback to a user of the load control device. The load control device comprises a touch screen actuator having a touch sensitive front surface responsive to a... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100001878 - Apparatus for controlling an object that is movable within a coordinate system having a plurality of axes: An apparatus is provided for controlling the movement of an object within a coordinate system having a plurality of axes. The apparatus comprises a plurality of rotatable input controls each coupled to the apparatus and rotatable about an axis that is parallel to a different one of the plurality of... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services

20100001879 - Emergency signal intercepting unit: A system to provide a warning to a person in a vehicle when the vehicle is proximal or in a danger area to an emergency services vehicle or a hazard area, the system comprising an emitter on the emergency services vehicle or in or adjacent the hazard area, a radio... Agent: Martin P. Hoffman Hoffman Wasson & Gitler

20100001880 - Detecting and sharing road traffic condition information: A method, system, and computer usable program product for detecting and sharing road traffic condition information are provided in the illustrative embodiments. A system receives a set of image inputs from a set of cameras that are stationary relative to a road and monitoring road traffic. The system combines the... Agent: Ibm Corp. (gig)

20100001881 - Method of adjusting display device for vehicle and display device for vehicle: A vehicular display device adjustment method including an imaging step of taking an image of the periphery of a vehicle by imaging element, an image storing step of temporarily storing in an image storing element peripheral image data based on the peripheral image of the vehicle taken by the imaging... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100001882 - Methods and device for landing aircraft: A technique for landing aircraft using an aircraft landing accident avoidance device is disclosed. The technique includes determining at least two probability distribution functions; determining a safe lower limit on a separation between a lead aircraft and a trail aircraft on a glide slope to the runway; determining a maximum... Agent: George Mason University Office Of Technology Transfer, Msn 5g5

20100001883 - Display device: A display device, having a traffic lane recording, in which lane markings of the recorded traffic lane are shown in the display in such a way that the quality of the traffic lane recording can be discerned.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

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